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Postby maryanimal » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:53 pm

Finally...this is my adoptive dad. I want to thank everyone who helped me figure out how to get this picture in here. It means a lot to me to put a face to the man who's influenced my life. It goes with my earlier story.


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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby ygmir » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:50 am

*bump*, cause, it's a day for it.


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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby AntiM » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:16 am

My boot camp picture. I look a little like a deer in the headlights!

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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby ygmir » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:20 am

imagine, the things those eyes would see in the times to come........
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Sham » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:32 am

What a babe that AntiM was back then---and still is to this very day! :D
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby AntiM » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:45 am

Hey, I used to be skinny too!

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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:32 am

I never thought that joining the the Navy to see the world would raise such a fuss. I was just after pontang.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby ygmir » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:43 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:I never thought that joining the the Navy to see the world would raise such a fuss. I was just after pontang.
USNR/CARNG


so, any tales you want to tell, from your time at sea?..........
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Mojojita » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:33 am

I'm sitting at my desk in my office and through the windows see a WWII era halftrack zipping down the street with a driver, passenger and gunner on the 50 cal mounted on the back - all in realistic WWII period uniforms. Took me a couple of heartbeats before I surmised there must be a VDay parade nearby......Think I will go spectate and say thanks.

Special thanks to all you eplayan vets, and to my Dad, rest his soul, recipient of 2 Purple Hearts, 2 Bronze Stars, and a Silver Star. My hubby's dad too who was one of the crew of the USS Intrepid when it was hit multiple times by Kamikazes.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Eric » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:54 pm

My personal Vet, the lovely Mrs. ShutterSlut in Iraq (not that she changed her name, damn liberated women):

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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Sham » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:57 pm

They both appear to have guns!
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Nipple » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:26 pm

Eric wrote:Short, evil, brilliant... almost everything a man could want in a partner to conquer the world with (the rest is supplied by the boyfriend. When in doubt, double up)


Redundant hot-swap spares... Important.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Eric » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:50 pm

Nipple wrote:
Eric wrote:Short, evil, brilliant... almost everything a man could want in a partner to conquer the world with (the rest is supplied by the boyfriend. When in doubt, double up)


Redundant hot-swap spares... Important.


No really "redundant"- the parts are slightly different makes...*cough*
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby AntiM » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:22 pm

Hawt. And an officer to boot!
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Savannah » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:26 pm

Thank you, Veterans!

I am just loving all the photos. :D
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby maryanimal » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:14 pm

I want to give my deepest and sincerest gratitude to all the men and women, past, present and future, who made it possible to live free and proud. To all the military eplayans, thank you so very much.


Now, I want to thank my son, Austin Keith, Bolter, E5, who is serving his 8th year in the United States Navy. Austin, my oldest son, I'm so proud of you. You served in Iraq, and Kuwait. You served your country with courage, and pride. I love you son.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:36 pm

ygmir wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:I never thought that joining the the Navy to see the world would raise such a fuss. I was just after pontang.
USNR/CARNG


so, any tales you want to tell, from your time at sea?..........


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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:52 pm

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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby ygmir » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:50 pm

FIGJAM wrote:(Golf CLAP!)



I'd not think he got it on the course...........
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby gyre » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:52 pm

I just like this helmet.

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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby ygmir » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:53 pm

I hope you got his permission to post that stuff............
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby gyre » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:08 pm

The helmet owner or JK?

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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby ygmir » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:30 pm

if the answer's no, then I suppose it doesn't matter, anyway, which one.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby trilobyte » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:05 pm

I've checked on gyre's behalf and it's okay, so I'll leave it.

On the subject of image use permissions - It's a bit of an odd place. People use images from elsewhere on the internet on the forums hundreds of times a day without permission, so it's understandable that someone wouldn't think twice about it. But when the source is another member of the site, things can get a bit weird. It's a good idea (and common courtesy) to ask before posting, it's seen as asking before borrowing something from someone.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby gyre » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:38 pm

I didn't want to be pushy.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby gyre » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:43 pm

It occurred to me that not everyone has used a claymore mine.

The helmet is a reference to the label on the mines, as you really don't want them pointed the wrong direction.

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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby jkisha » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:44 pm

gyre wrote:It occurred to me that not everyone has used a claymore mine.

The helmet is a reference to the label on the mines, as you really don't want them pointed the wrong direction.

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I've set a lot of them up back in the day, and blew quite a few too, but you know, I don't really remember that warning. I just remembered to keep the curved side out.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby gyre » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:25 pm

Did yours look like this?
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If not, you probably had the early ones made before the recall.

My favorite adhesive, devcon steel epoxy was used as part of the fragmentation matrix.



There's a receiver insert for tailgaters too.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby jkisha » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:53 am

They definitely had those little legs, but I also don't remember there Chinese lettering.
Lots of details have been wiped away by the years. I can also remember taking them apart and using the C4 for cooking when we were out of heat tabs. Seems like it was easier to get Claymores than heat tabs sometimes!
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If not, you probably had the early ones made before the recall.

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