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The_Chieftain #1 Posted Nov 08 2012 - 00:13

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Although we're based in the USA, I have as much as possible always strived to observe the fact that we in the North American server service North and South America as a whole. Although most of the world commemorates today as Rememberance or Armistice Day, we do things a bit differently in the US: When the Great War ended and there was the idea to have a day to commemorate those who were lost, the US already had such a day on the calendar. As a result, we have Veterans Day here, which instead celebrates those who are still alive. So, those of you outside of the USA, please indulge me as I go 'domestic' for this one.

As you know, in addition to being The Guy With the Awesome Hat, I'm also Wargaming America's resident tanker. I am not, however, by any stretch of the imagination, the only person in Wargaming to have worn Army Green. This starts at the very start.

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MadBolo #2 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 10:10

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Many thanks to all that gave, and to those that continue to give :Smile_honoring:

Forvet #3 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 11:31

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GO COAST GUARD! \o/

But, seriously, before I decided to follow my family's footsteps with a maritime career... albeit with the lifesaving service rather than the lifetaking service... I had been offered and seriously considered US Army armored! I had been offered it by the recruiter, that is.

Beat of luck to my fellows in unifor, grab a free meal for me!
I got duty today. =(

Yankeegunner #4 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 12:34

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USN!

Never walk when you can ride a tank.  Never ride a tank when you can fly.  Never fly when you can sail (it's much more relaxing and you don't have to deal with airports).

HOTA_CHATON #5 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 13:38

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Nice article dude, very nice.  I however, am one of those who served during vietnam but was never allowed to go.  I did everything I could to get across the pond and fight but they would not
allow me to even go to Thialand or the Phillipines.

My hat goes off to all those combat verterans, of which, I never got the opportunity to join.  I salute all our veterans.


Matter of fact, I salute all verterans of every nation, they deserve it, whether we fought against, along, or with them.  The fought for what they felt was noble, right, and required from thier
nation, just like we did.

BoredSights #6 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 13:43

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Xlucine #7 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 14:53

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Thanks for your service!

whitedragonking #8 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 15:10

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we have a vet Name Swampfire who been in 3 wars and he in our clan :)

Spanisharmada #9 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 15:40

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o7 for your service and all the other veterans out there

Did anyone at WGA fight in the navy/marines?

tarlemmii #10 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 15:48

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us army 19e, 12f, and 54b started in 1978 as a tanker my last tour was in 2004 as a chem guy with the 116th out of idaho but my first and last love will always be the tanks


Cpl lyle yes there were a cpl of breaks over the years

SuperNaught #11 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 15:51

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Chieftain, you sir, ROCK! Many thanks to you and all those out there who serve in the armed forces. My grandfather on my fathers side drove Model T ambulances in the trenches of the Somme. My mothers older brother stormed the beaches of the Pacific in the Mighty 2nd Marine Div. My father spent many a cold night outside Chosin in the 7th Inf Div in Korea (never speaks much of it), his little brother was a back seater in a F4 Phantom during Rolling Thunder in Nam, and my older cousin cleared the streets of "The Mog" as part of the 15 MarineExpeditionary Unit. I however, was just a silly Boy Scout. I hold the greatest reverence for those who wear the colors.

To all those who serve, From those of us who do not, We Salute You!!!  

sainteye #12 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 16:02

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11B here ~~~ spent 4 tours in the past 8 years even though I was in the reseve (yes, god love infantry, so is the army )  

  Got my blue cord,I am happy .




"Why is the sky blue, because god love infantry." (Even though on every rainy day, we always think he hates us.)

Edited by sainteye, Nov 11 2012 - 16:03.


RED_VII #13 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 16:17

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Happy Veterans day to Wargaming Vets and players....

Thanks Chieftan for making sure those that are not forgotten...

HessXXX #14 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 17:02

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Hooah to my brothers and sisters in Arms, a special HOOAH to those who are not here, and finally in the immortal words of one of the greatest American Tank Commanders General George Patton...

It's foolish and wrong to mourn for the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

ApacheBlue1 #15 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 18:08

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Happy Veterans Day Tankers!!!
97 years of putting steel on target, Garryowen!

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Non_Serious_Player #16 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 18:12

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REMOVED oh yea nice thread.

my moms father who just passed away last year was a sherman tank driver and later commanded it.   but he fought with the free french.... i believe in africa but not sure.

Social/Religious/Political. Warning issued.
~SgtGrunt

sigh

Edited by SgtGrunt, Nov 11 2012 - 22:13.


Thornir #17 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 18:13

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27 years, Naval Aviator.

Too many operations to remember them all, but Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom stand out.

Go Navy! Beat Army!  :Smile_honoring:

purpmanII #18 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 18:28

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i was a mortarman attached to tankers my entire active duty career and have TC'ed the M60Al and the M60A3 a few times we were mechanized mortar crews GO CAV!!!! 1/4 cav in germany and 1/8 at FT. Hood. My father was a tanker. So i know a little of what it is like to be a tanker and not just in game.
Thank you to all that have served and are currently serving

Edited by SgtGrunt, Nov 11 2012 - 22:06.


purpmanII #19 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 18:30

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  • nice pic apache


Rengo_ #20 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 19:04

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Happy Veteran's Day to all and a big HOOAH! to my Army brothers.




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