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Old March 25, 2007, 10:32 AM   #126
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Old March 25, 2007, 04:38 PM   #127
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Marine Corps, long time ago, another time another war. Daughter presently in Navy, Son in Law presently in Marines, Son leaving for US Army day after
tomorrow. This country is worth fighting for !!!!!!
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Old March 25, 2007, 05:11 PM   #128
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I don't often do this but, I think this is the time and place for it -

War is an ugly thing, But not the ugliest of things;
The decayed and degrading state of moral and patriotic
Which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight;
Nothing he cares about more than his own personal safety
Is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free,
Unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men
than himself.

John Stuart Mill

We live by this!!

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Old March 25, 2007, 05:20 PM   #129
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Old March 26, 2007, 11:53 AM   #130
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Many times + still serving

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I'll retire some day.
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Old March 26, 2007, 01:01 PM   #131
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Usang 87-90
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11b, 96b, 95d
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Old March 26, 2007, 01:56 PM   #132
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Old March 27, 2007, 08:56 AM   #133
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20 years, Air Force retired.
All that is neccessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
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Old March 27, 2007, 03:45 PM   #134
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Sorry I'm late on the reply, been busy.

Definetly the 6922 Electronic Security Squadron (Double Deuce) or Cobra's the logo on the squadron patch.

The number you ref'd may have been the Radio Squadron, or flight group from years past.

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Old March 27, 2007, 06:03 PM   #135
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Proud to be among such a fine
group of veterans...
God Bless the US

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Old March 27, 2007, 06:07 PM   #136
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Yes 1998-current
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Old March 28, 2007, 11:17 PM   #137
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Retired Special Agent of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID).
Violence is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and valorous feeling which believes that nothing is worth violence is much worse. Those who have nothing for which they are willing to fight; nothing they care about more than their own personal safety; are miserable creatures who have no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of those better than themselves. Gary L. Griffiths, Chief Instructor, Advanced Force Tactics, Inc. (Paraphrasing John Stuart Mill)
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Old March 30, 2007, 07:52 AM   #138
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I am currently in Afghanistan, still, should have been home but.... I am playing in same area as Boltgun
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Old March 30, 2007, 07:03 PM   #139
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Veteran but not US.
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Old March 30, 2007, 07:38 PM   #140
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I was never in the military but I have served my country for the past 27 plus years in the Civil Service. Kind If wish I had joined the military after Vietnam. It was pretty much over by the time Igot out of high school, and once the war was over there did not seem to be much point to joing the military then (that was to a then very young me). Still though, I think in the past 27 plus years, I have done my part to serve her with honor, sometimes even at the cost of my well being.

All the best,
Glenn B
When I look in the mirror, I am happy to see, some of that nine year old boy, who used to be me.
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Old March 31, 2007, 08:01 PM   #141
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Missed getting drafted during Vietnam because I drew a high lottery number in '69. My youngest daughter is a 1st LT. in the USAF..... C130 pilot deploying to the middle east on Easter Sunday.
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Old March 31, 2007, 08:21 PM   #142
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USN 1960 to 1980. Retard HMC (SS)

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Old March 31, 2007, 08:40 PM   #143
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To all who has served or is serving our country, thank you.
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Old March 31, 2007, 10:01 PM   #144
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Almost joined the Marines. Had a family emergency and didn't. Thought about Army lately, been more focused on school so looked into corpsman but I think I might stay civilian.
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Old April 1, 2007, 12:43 AM   #145
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Old April 1, 2007, 11:33 PM   #146
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Old April 9, 2007, 05:23 PM   #147
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It appears this thread has come to it's end.

Just one more post to say "Thank you" to all that have, are, and will be doing the work that keeps this great country, the best that's ever been.

Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the
black flag, and begin slitting throats. - Henry Louis Mencken
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Old April 9, 2007, 07:11 PM   #148
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tuckerdog1, thanks for starting it. I've enjoyed all of the responses. Thanks to my fellow veterans for their past and current service.
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Old April 11, 2007, 10:52 AM   #149
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Served in the Canadian military, was in Bosnia. I now live in the US, children are American, I have dual citizenship.
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Old April 11, 2007, 03:27 PM   #150
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One more

Not ended just yet!

U.S. Army Reserve - '82 - '84 Eleven Charlie, backin' up the bullet stoppers and tank ****ers!

USAF '84 - '91 SAC Ammo for 4 years, Weather (METNAV) Maint. for the last 3 (oh, and Squadron Safety NCO because I kept sticking my hands in high voltage devices, explains a few things no?)

A big HooYah to my fellow vets, U.S. and Allied. And another to those who serve us here at home, police, fire, EMS, civil service. Proud to know you all
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