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Old 06-22-2018, 05:26 AM
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I didn't see this thread in time to post on Memorial Day but I surely want to honor our vets.


US veterans are the best of the best.
They are the cream of the crop.
America is so blessed to have such men and women in uniform who sacrifice so much for their county. It take a special kind of person to do this. They are angels on earth.
I appreciate them and am so thankful that they will now be taken care of the way they deserve.
They deserve top pay and top notch health care, living facilities etc.

Thank you vets!
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Old 06-23-2018, 10:31 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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The Naval Station Regional Ceremonial Guard conducts a 21-gun salute in honor of U.S. Sailors and submarines lost
during World War II during a Veterans Day ceremony at the USS Parche Submarine Memorial Park at Joint Base Pearl
Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, November 11th, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald
Gutridge.

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Old 06-26-2018, 02:27 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NM, UNITED STATES
03.24.2018
Photo by Marcy Sanchez
William Beaumont Army Medical Center Public Affairs Office


Sgt. Leianne Maugeri, flight paramedic, 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored
Division, instructs 1st AD Soldiers on proper patient transport during Medical Evacuation (MedEvac) hot/cold load
training in preparation for the 29th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico,
March 24.

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Date Posted: 03.30.2018 17:20
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Location: WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NM, US
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Units, agencies increase readiness, dust off during Bataan March [Image 2 of 12]

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Old 06-27-2018, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale
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Since I did not see a topic on this or I missed it I hope I am in the right place to start it.

To our Vets and from our Family to Yours

You have made so many sacrifices our our family and country. Freedom is not free and I for one appreciate you.
My grandfather was a WWII Veteran in the US Navy. His brother was in the US Marines. My grandfather taught me to respect Veterans and uphold the "thank you for your service" motto.

Challenges: It gets hard when some veterans are cold. I tried to talk to a veteran at work a couple of years ago about his opinion on a war film. He gave me the most ridiculously cold, angry stare. Looking back, the question must have triggered PTSD. He just got really, really cold. Then he got rude and mocked my question.

I almost accused him of racism. But then since there are many Veterans in my family, I just assumed he was suffering from PTSD and chose not to escalate it. A cold, battle-hardened soldier with PTSD can have problems though getting along with coworkers - especially that guy. Later, I saw him cuss loudly and angrily at his friend about some academic ranking for their engineering program. He said "BS" really loud to his best friend who has got to be the most mellow guy at work.

I do want to thank Veterans for their service. But I respectfully would request if they are feeling "cold and angry" over PTSD then maybe they should get professional counseling - especially from a Veteran who understands them. The coldness can lead to accusations of racism, mysogyny, poor interaction skills, bad job performance reviews, etc.

But that experience was infrequent. I knew another Veteran who was very mellow and always joyful. But his PTSD was different. When construction was done across the street the loud noises like the banging, heavy equipment, demolition, etc. triggered reactions in him. His PTSD was that he would get jumpy and nervous from construction work outside. Otherwise, he was very joyful and easy to work with - not cold at all.

But PTSD makes it hard to "thank" them for their service if they get cold and rude. Please note that I know not all veterans react in that way. That Veteran above may have had that personality before joining the service and it just got more intense. I don't know. But it seemed like professional counseling was needed in his case.


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Old 07-02-2018, 07:31 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Veterans Day Parade. Albuquerque, NM.

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Old 07-03-2018, 06:29 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Default WWII Veterans Gather For Final USS Franklin Reunion





WWII Veterans Gather For Final USS Franklin Reunion - Samuel Rhodes Jr., a World War II veteran, shares a laugh
during an interview May 17th, 2013, aboard the USS Yorktown (CV 10) at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum.
Rhodes and approximately 20 remaining crewmembers of the USS Franklin (CV 13) and their family members,
gathered for a final reunion. A memorial service in Yorktown's Hangar Bay II took place near the Franklin exhibit
and honored the more than 800 men who were killed in action on March 19th, 1945, as well as the crewmembers
who have since passed..

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Anthony Hyatt.
Original date: 2013:05:16.
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City: Mount Pleasant.
Province-State: SC.
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:11 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Fourth of July Parade, New Mexico
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:09 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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140607-A-IK450-985

173rd Sky Soldiers Honor Fallen D-Day Paratroopers, Aircrew - Col. Michael Foster, commander, 173rd Airborne
Brigade, is joined by local officials to lay wreathes during a ceremony at the Bois de Limors, Varenguebec, France,
June 7, 2014, honoring the 22 paratroopers and aircrew of a C-47 aircraft shot down by German anti-aircraft guns June
6, 1944. The event was one of several commemorations of 70th anniversary of D-Day operations conducted by Allied
forces during World War II June 5-6, 1944. More than 650 U.S. military personnel have joined troops from several
NATO nations to participate in ceremonies to honor the events at the invitation of the French government..

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Old 07-12-2018, 11:46 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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180621-Z-AL508-1003
NORTH HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ, UNITED STATES
06.21.2018
Photo by Master Sgt. Mark Olsen

New Jersey National Guard

U.S. Army Sgt. Bless Sherrill, second from right, Sgt. Raheem Rowell, right, both with the New Jersey Army National
Guard, carry a flag and an urn containing the cremains of a veteran during the 29th New Jersey Mission of Honor
(NJMOH) ceremony at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery at North Hanover
Township, N.J., June 21, 2018. The cremains of one World War I veteran Joseph P. Bey, two World War II veterans
Arthur L. Hodges and James C. Warren, two Korean War veterans Wilbur J. Pierce and Claude Robinson, three
Vietnam War veterans Joseph F. Boone Jr., Malachia Rich Jr., and Wilbert E. Smith; and two Cold War era veterans
Carson D. Johnson Sr. and Mufeed Ali Muhammad, were honored during the ceremony. NJMOH’S mission is to
identify, retrieve, and intern the cremated remains of veterans forgotten in New Jersey funeral homes. (New Jersey
National Guard photo by Mark C. Olsen).


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Old 07-16-2018, 11:03 AM
 
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A Christmas Gift To A Navy Veteran

Captain Penny Ripperger gives a Christmas gift to Navy veteran Howard Kvamme at the North Dakota Veteran's
Nursing Home December 10th, 2008, in Lisbon, North Dakota. The gifts are given to veterans at the nursing home by
the North Dakota Air and Army National Guard each December using funds raised through personal donations given by
the North Dakota National Guard members. Captain Ripperger is the 119th Wing public affairs officer. (U.S. Air Force
photo/Senior Master Sergeant David H. Lipp)

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