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Old 11-10-2013, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Anchorage Suburbanites and part time Willowbillies
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Thank you to all that served and those currently in uniform!


Here is a link to a Memoir that was provided by a CD poster.

Sgt. Robert Robson (ret.) Memoirs.
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:23 PM
 
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Ditto to that Hogfamily.

I have a lot of respect for someone that was a paratrooper during times of war. Personally, I am terrified of heights - or more realistically I don't like the feeling of falling (nor the sudden stop at the end)

That was quite a memoir to read.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:48 PM
 
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Ditto on the thanks to the currently serving and vets.
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Ditto to that Hogfamily.

I have a lot of respect for someone that was a paratrooper during times of war. Personally, I am terrified of heights - or more realistically I don't like the feeling of falling (nor the sudden stop at the end)

That was quite a memoir to read.
I too am very appreciative of the self-sacrifice of our troops and veterans, no matter how misguided it may be.

I once thought I was terrified of heights. I felt the only way to come to grips with that fear was to face it head-on. I actually paid good money to allow me to step out of a perfectly good aircraft at 13,000 feet. I was fine, until it became my turn to step into the doorway. That is when my knees got real rubbery.

Skydiving was a wonderful experience. There is no sense of "ground rush", no sense of falling at all. Just lots of wind and view that cannot be beat.

Later I learned it was not a terrible fear of heights after all, just an inner-ear imbalance issue.
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