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Old 05-25-2009, 08:12 AM
 
Location: S.Dak
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YouTube - Fallen Soldiers Tribute -- I Am Still Here
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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From this old Vietnam Vet to veterans everywhere and to those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom, I salute you.


YouTube - Taps Buglers at Arlington National Cemetery

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Old 05-25-2009, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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Thank you all who have added your input here now if we can keep this going all year it would be outstanding.
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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From this old Vietnam Vet to veterans everywhere and to those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom, I salute you.

YouTube - Taps Buglers at Arlington National Cemetery

Thanks ptsum......Taps is one of the only things that will bring tears to my eyes.
Salute to all fallen heroes........our veterans

Welcome home to you also ptsum............Can Tho AAF..71-72

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Old 05-25-2009, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Blackshear, Georgia
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In memory of my relatives who served: A.J. Rozier (daddy), Uncles Owen, J.B. Rozier, Uncle Henry(Wyley) Douberly, Uncles Archie, Leo, Jasper Winn, Uncle J.O. Roberson..WWII

Uncle Joe Rozier, 1st Cousin Earl Johnson..Korea

1st Cousins Clyde Douberly, James Douberly, Owen F. Rozier, Jr, Ray Johnson..Vietnam Era

Your memories live on..I salute you!

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Old 05-25-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: All around the world.....
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Thanks for your thread of appreciation
If I had to do it again, I would
God Bless
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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You are very welcome! Happy to do it.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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There is no 'correct' reason for enlisting.

When we each stand before a judgment seat one day in review of our life; I doubt the reason why a person volunteered to serve in the military is even going to be in the discussion.
"I had a noble death in faithful and loyal service the glorious Genghis Khan, I was killed while pillaging, looting and raping a herdsmen village"

Patriotism is wonderful, but in my mind a poor reason to serve in the military.

In the history of mankind there have been thousands of tribes, kingdoms, republics and empires. They have all gone to war with each other. In the process millions of men have died glorious deaths in patriotic service to their aristocrats.

Very patriotic, loyal and faithful men have served their aristocrats in killing, looting, and raping others for millennia. It is a profession, nothing more.

It is certainly not an all inclusive noble calling.



Everyone of us will die. What matters more is what we did with our lives.

What did we live for?

Did we advance mankind?

Did we feed the hungry?

Did we house the homeless?

Did we nurse the wounded?



I am career military, it was a job. It was a hazardous job so it paid well and had some good benefits. Even today as a retiree I still hold certain obligations that I must respond if I am called back into service.

I do not hold my military service as a noble deed. I helped a world-wide empire to maintain it's dominance. It was a job with good benefits.

A noble deed is when you take in a homeless person and feed them, tend their wounds and find them a job.



ET1 (SS) USN retired

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Old 06-03-2009, 09:38 AM
 
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Since you want to keep this thread going all year, thought I would add my contribution for this week. Got a call from my Coastie last night. His cutter has been at sea for 60+ days. He got back to port just in time to call home and wish his brother a happy birthday.

Thanks to you all who keep our borders and our homeland safe.

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Old 06-03-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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MICoastie that is great.

I would like to share that my nephew finished his training and will be going into the Green Beret's if they will have him. Lot of training ahead but that is okay.
I have a nephew who has done three tours in Iraq a niece who is there now and her husband in Afghanistan and a friend who is going in December.
My hat is off to all.
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