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View Poll Results: Have you served or fought in any of these? (Multiple Choice)
World War II (1939-1945) 5 2.53%
Korean War (1950-53) 7 3.54%
Vietnam War (1960-1975) 57 28.79%
Bay of Pigs Invasion (1961) 3 1.52%
Grenada Intervention (1983) 12 6.06%
Panama Invasion (1989) 11 5.56%
Persian Gulf War (1990-1991) 34 17.17%
Bosnia and Herzegovina Intervention (1995-96) 12 6.06%
Iraq Invasion (2003-) 31 15.66%
Military Service (No Engagement) 62 31.31%
Military Service (Unusual Engagement) 31 15.66%
Afghanistan 2001 - "Operation Enduring Freedom" (added110224) 4 2.02%
U.S. Army 5 2.53%
U.S. Air Force 1 0.51%
U.S. Navy 4 2.02%
U.S. Marine Corps 1 0.51%
U.S. Coast Guard 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 198. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-09-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Mikey_NC, I am nearly convinced you are my biggest CD supporter. It must be something in the North Carolina water.

Thanks to you, good and honourable man for participating and your supportive words!
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Old 01-09-2008, 06:40 PM
 
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I was in the Army during the old Cuba thing in Oct of 62....
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Old 01-09-2008, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I served in the USAF from 1978 until 1983 and I did not see as much as a hint of a war anywhere.
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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Oh no, otr, and I was thinking conversations would get heated with the story set in Afghanistan!!
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Anything is possible, but I think for the most the Club is less likely to go political.


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Oh no, otr, and I was thinking conversations would get heated with the book set in Afghanistan!!
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Thanks KevinK and texasborn for voting in the poll.

Quite a few members appear to have served, and I know quite a few others who have not joined us yet.
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:26 PM
 
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Mikey_NC, I am nearly convinced you are my biggest CD supporter. It must be something in the North Carolina water.

Thanks to you, good and honourable man for participating and your supportive words!
ontheroad:

WOW!!! Coming from you that is a great compliment and the very nicest one I have received in my going on 4 months in C-D. One of the reasons I support your threads and your efforts is due to the fact that they are sensible and have value beyond entertainment and fact sharing.

I have heard the rumor that NC well water has some "extra" supplements in it...!

Now I am speechless.....or typeless
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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USN 1988-1995, surface warfare and Navy Special Warfare. Over in first Persian Gulf conflict. One of the most challenging and exciting periods of my life. I agree with others that our military personnel and their families are an invaluable national resource - and it makes me angry when they are misused for ill advised political purposes, and when they do not get the proper care and support they deserve upon their return to the States.
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I served in The U.S. Army Combat Engineers, got Airborne certified and attended a special ops school unofficially headed up by the CIA when I was in Korea just after the "conflict" ended and served in several theatres including the Lebanon Conflict between Korea and Viet Nam and some that shall remain nameless and unidentified.
Hey Mikey, I was a "12B" combat engineer too, mainly bridge building while serving in Germany. Went to jump school at Ft Benning too. Didn't attend any special ops stuff like you did, but went on plenty of cold war era patrols along the former East German border in the 1970s.
I was on a visit to Missouri last year, and took a detour off I44 to go visit good old Ft Leonard Wood and the Museum on that post that is loaded with exhibits about all of the Army's combat engineering units. If you haven't seen it, try to visit some time.
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Old 01-09-2008, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Pa
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USN 1988-1995, surface warfare and Navy Special Warfare. Over in first Persian Gulf conflict. One of the most challenging and exciting periods of my life. I agree with others that our military personnel and their families are an invaluable national resource - and it makes me angry when they are misused for ill advised political purposes, and when they do not get the proper care and support they deserve upon their return to the States.
Bravo zulu agreed 100%
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