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Thank You, Veterans

Postby ygmir » Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:12 am

Just thought I'd post a thank you here.
Whatever you do or have done, to serve, my thanks to you.
Wherever you serve, or served, my thanks to you.
Whomever you serve, or served, my thanks to you.
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Postby AntiM » Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:25 am

On behalf of my grandfathers, my aunt, my dad, my brothers, assorted cousins, MyLarry and myself:

You're welcome.

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Postby EspressoDude » Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:43 am

AntiM:

those pics look like Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, and Okinowa..

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Postby pinemom » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:11 am

SALUTE!
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Postby AntiM » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:35 am

EspressoDude wrote:AntiM:

those pics look like Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, and Okinowa..

ATTENTION!!, SALUTE!! AS YOU WERE!! CARRY ON!


San Francisco, North Island San Diego, Yokosuka. But I have been to the other places.

Ready, two!
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Thanks, Veterans. Blow me, DPW!

Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:47 am

Thank you for your service, Veterans. And to all you DPW wannabe's: You didn't build the city, you laid cable and installed fencing. Go thank a veteran for protecting your right to join a cult, and stop acting like you deserve our reverence for drinking lots of PBR.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:20 am

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:34 pm

Oh, also CARNG, 40th div (Mech) in 1992, duiring the Rodney King Riots.

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Re: Thanks, Veterans. Blow me, DPW!

Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:12 pm

Mister Jellyfish Mister wrote:Thank you for your service, Veterans. And to all you DPW wannabe's: You didn't build the city, you laid cable and installed fencing. Go thank a veteran for protecting your right to join a cult, and stop acting like you deserve our reverence for drinking lots of PBR.

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:shock:.........HAHAHAHAHA OMGFLMAOUAS

SWEET !!!

Do you think I should forward that to the DPW list ?
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Postby Deb Prothero » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:17 pm

Yup, you should OED or on the other hand, get someone else to do it, if you ever want to use their crack fuel truck again. :lol:
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:18 pm

AntiM wrote:On behalf of my grandfathers, my aunt, my dad, my brothers, assorted cousins, MyLarry and myself:

You're welcome.


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Postby lonestoner916 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:48 pm

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Postby geospyder » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:49 pm

Looks like MyLarry and I were both ET's.

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Postby C.f.M. » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:51 pm

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/40324

Applebee's is giving free entrees to veterans, today, I'm meeting mine there for dinner in a few minutes.
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Re: Thanks, Veterans. Blow me, DPW!

Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:02 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:
Mister Jellyfish Mister wrote:Thank you for your service, Veterans. And to all you DPW wannabe's: You didn't build the city, you laid cable and installed fencing. Go thank a veteran for protecting your right to join a cult, and stop acting like you deserve our reverence for drinking lots of PBR.

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:shock:.........HAHAHAHAHA OMGFLMAOUAS

SWEET !!!

Do you think I should forward that to the DPW list ?


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Postby AntiM » Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:59 pm

geospyder wrote:Looks like MyLarry and I were both ET's.


Good rate! I was an ET also. That's how I met MyLarry, I was his relief on Diego Garcia. This is what I looked like when I met him:

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My friend troy, aka Ranger Boytoy, is an ET on the Dubuque.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:22 pm

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Postby littleflower » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:27 pm

i love the photos, antim ... ! the dusty feet in the last one look like a precursor to something else ... hee

i can't find words that can thank all of you vets enough.
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Postby Risky » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:46 pm

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Postby EspressoDude » Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:29 am

I didn't see any ET's that looked that HOT when I was in...

Interesting phenomenom...Veteran's Day holiday...about 4 total posts...everyone must be at the parades or cemeteries....


or else...


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Postby C.f.M. » Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:48 am

The Way We Get By is so awesome:

http://www.pbs.org/pov/waywegetby/

Watch it when you have an hour and half to spare.
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Postby geospyder » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:07 am

Risky - thanks for the clip. Glad I had tissue near by.
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Postby C.f.M. » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:40 am

So I've been looking for what to get my dad for his birthday. Last year I sent packages through anysoldier.org, and this year I found Soldier's Angels, which has all sorts of ways to help

http://www.angelsstore.org/First_Respon ... ack004.htm

Including sending a birthday cake to someone deployed, so that is what I'm doing this year!

http://soldiersangels.org/index.php?mac ... turnid=256

And a movie night

http://www.angelsstore.org/Movie_Night_ ... enight.htm

Because they need the downtime/distraction.
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Postby Deb Prothero » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:09 pm

Nice links, C.F.M.

Is your father deployed right now or is he a vet?
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Postby C.f.M. » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:18 pm

Deb Prothero wrote:Nice links, C.F.M.

Is your father deployed right now or is he a vet?


He's a retired officer - but the boyf's in the Guard (deployment 2011), my cousin and his wife leave for Afghanistan this spring, and I have a lot of family members in the military (or formerly in the military).
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Postby Sail Man » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:20 pm

AntiM wrote:
EspressoDude wrote:AntiM:

those pics look like Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, and Okinowa..

ATTENTION!!, SALUTE!! AS YOU WERE!! CARRY ON!


San Francisco, North Island San Diego, Yokosuka. But I have been to the other places.

Ready, two!


Ahhh, I could always tell when the Navy had a boat docked at White Beach, on the way to BC Street outside of Kadena Whisper Alley would be packed wall to wall with sailors. We knew to steer clear of the Alley for a week to let the girls recoop from that invasion :lol:

Kadena was a nice base in that we Airmen shared it with Marines and Navy and got to interact with them on a reg. basis. It was interesting to see how the other branches did things. The Navy flew the P3C Orion outta there and the Marines flew A4's -A7's, as well as the Harrier, which used to royally annoy us on the flightline as the pilots would practice hovering. Ahhh, the sounds of a kick-ass jet engine and the smell of JP4, hmmmmm, smelled of..............Victory!

Always could tell who the Marines were off base, they were the only ones who'd eat the banana after the show :wink:
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:53 pm

On the drive home, the classical station announced that they were going to play Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries. But first the DJ said "You probably know it from 'Apocalypse Now' but there's another Veteran's Day connection. The valkyries were the beings that went forth on bidding from the Norse god Odin, to select the bravest warriors to die and come feast forever in Valhalla."

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Postby ygmir » Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:09 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:On the drive home, the classical station announced that they were going to play Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries. But first the DJ said "You probably know it from 'Apocalypse Now' but there's another Veteran's Day connection. The valkyries were the beings that went forth on bidding from the Norse god Odin, to select the bravest warriors to die and come feast forever in Valhalla."

Yes! That made my day.


it's one of my favorites, too...........

And:

they only take half the war heroes.........the others go to Freya's hall...............

the ones the go to Valhalla go there to await Ragnarok.
in the mean time,
they feast, drink, and dally the maidens all night, and do battle all day, to keep in practice.....

but, you gotta die in battle to get there..........
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Postby ygmir » Mon May 31, 2010 7:44 am

bump to say "thanks" again..................and remember...........
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Postby gyre » Mon May 31, 2010 1:07 pm

Let's not forget the myriad support staff too.

I have always believed that heroism has nothing to do with dying, rather the cold decision to show up.



By the way, I have designed a world war II memorial sculpture, if anyone is interested.
It is modular, so could be done very reasonably, or could be expanded to a grand scale.
In full scale, it is intended to recognize civilian support of all kinds and the many civilian casualties of that war, but the front figure is military.
If you know some place that wants a design, let me know.
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