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armouredsaint #21 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 20:24

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3 cheers to all u canadian and US soldiers for serving your respective countries  :Smile-playing:

GeneralDirection #22 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 21:48

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My father and two brothers all served in the US Army. One of my brothers died at 22 (though not a military-related death)--I was 9 at the time--and the other served in multiple tours in Iraq during Desert Storm, Desert Shield and Iraqi Freedom, all as an OH-58D pilot. Because of that, my dad asked me to not enlist, and I respected his wishes.

He served two tours during Vietnam and then finished his service as a Drill Sergeant. I never really asked my dad to share stories of his tours of duty--he told me there was very little positive that he could remember of it. In fact, he said it was hands down the worst moments of his life until my brother died. The one story he did tell me, I would not wish on any human being to witness.

So while I haven't personally served, I have a deep respect for veterans--having three in my immediate family--and want to thank all of you for making this post possible by protecting our freedom. It's a shame Veterans Day is only one day of the year; it should be all 365.  :Smile_honoring:

Hellheavytanks #23 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 22:35

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View PostGeneralDirection, on Nov 11 2012 - 21:48, said:

My father and two brothers all served in the US Army. One of my brothers died at 22 (though not a military-related death)--I was 9 at the time--and the other served in multiple tours in Iraq during Desert Storm, Desert Shield and Iraqi Freedom, all as an OH-58D pilot. Because of that, my dad asked me to not enlist, and I respected his wishes.

He served two tours during Vietnam and then finished his service as a Drill Sergeant. I never really asked my dad to share stories of his tours of duty--he told me there was very little positive that he could remember of it. In fact, he said it was hands down the worst moments of his life until my brother died. The one story he did tell me, I would not wish on any human being to witness.

So while I haven't personally served, I have a deep respect for veterans--having three in my immediate family--and want to thank all of you for making this post possible by protecting our freedom. It's a shame Veterans Day is only one day of the year; it should be all 365.  :Smile_honoring:

And THIS! Then 2014 years so the end to the war of battlefield get wait to they go home the Canadian, US Soldiers and any good luck.  :Smile_Default:

PanzerXO #24 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 22:41

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Ooh-Rah to the Veterans of WG.

Happy Veterans Day to all other Verterans playing the game, as well..

And a special shout out to the Marines - Happy Birthday, Leathernecks!

Semper Fi

Millbarge #25 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 22:49

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dark_juggalo #26 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 23:07

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1st/92 FA 3rd Armored Div(Spearhead) Ft Hood Tx
I signed up as a diesel mech and got this instead....talk about some cool arty!
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thandiflight #27 Posted Nov 11 2012 - 23:15

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To me 11 November is Armistice Day or Remembrance Day.

First Lieutenant. Light Infantry. Many moons ago. Different war, different country.

To my friends and comrades who will never return, and to all those who served, I will never forget. To all those from every country who have ever served their country with honour, and to all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, respect. To all those who currently serve their country with honour, respect likewise.

Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.

Lest we forget.

Jiri_Starrider #28 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 00:36

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Thank you for all those who have served, or are currently serving.

6 years USN here, 1985 to 1991. Proud of my service even though the Navy has tried to eliminate evidence of it. Boot camp Orlando, closed. USS Mt. Hood AE-29, decommissioned. NAS Alameda, Closed. Concord Naval Weapons Station, Closed (though you can see both of those bases fairly often on Mythbusters). USS Kinkaid DD-965, expended as a target. Subic Bay Naval Station, closed. Oh, and my rate - EW, gone, rolled into CT's (ick (no... ok a little, offense to CT's)). :P

rhino1111 #29 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 00:46

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Ah, so the head of wargaming.net was an artillery officer, is that why artillery is so OP in the game?  :Smile-tongue: .
seriously though, big thanks to everyone who served and is currently serving for their countries, regardless of where they're from.

ChrisK #30 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 00:48

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:Smile_honoring:  Thanks for the shout-out Chieftain! And yes, I do miss it sometimes... but sleeping in every day isn't half bad either!  :rolleyes:

LoPan #31 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 00:54

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total of 16 years here before inevitable knee issues. 6 on active in US Army MI as a 98j (airborne/air assault qual'd :P )
then in the reserves as first a 13b then a 13f followed by the remainder of the 10 there as commo tech/operator.

Pooch #32 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 01:06

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Yes A big thanks you and from one vet to everyone  thankyou.
now if only I knew how to post a pic on this damn thing lol.

thandiflight #33 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 01:17

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View PostChrisK, on Nov 12 2012 - 00:48, said:

:Smile_honoring:  Thanks for the shout-out Chieftain! And yes, I do miss it sometimes... but sleeping in every day isn't half bad either!  :rolleyes:

Not to mention not getting shot at. Don't miss getting shot at at all.

Pooch #34 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 01:38

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Ture thandifight dont miss that at all.

_xTerrorx_ #35 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 02:23

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My deepest amount of respect to all who have served, & all who continue to serve. Thank you. :Smile_honoring:

Trooper_Thorn #36 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 02:49

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Former USN Submariner, USS Nathaniel Greene, SSBN 636  1977-1980 recycled, Orlando NTCB closed, New London CT Naval Sub base, Holy Loch Scotland Forward deployment base I do not know if it still exists TMSN Rating no longer exist, rolled into combined weapons rating, so Jiri_Starrider I know how you feel. So to all my fellow veterans and current enlistees may God bless you and protect you always! Oh Cheiftan, Weapon with muzzle facing toward deck of aircraft? Hope weapon was cleared; no unwanted sudden decompressions. LOL  :rolleyes:

Edited by Trooper_Thorn, Nov 12 2012 - 10:31.


wade_gaskins #37 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 03:17

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HOOAH!!! I do miss all my brothers overseas but had to go due to shrapnel in my knee. Left (sadly) as E-4 specialist 31 uniform.

Edited by wade_gaskins, Nov 12 2012 - 03:25.


The_Chieftain #38 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 03:22

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I don't think 'floor', 'ceiling' or 'window' would have made particularly much difference....

_GunnedDown_ #39 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 03:33

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Former USMC here i was a 1833 which is amphibious assault vehicle from 2004-2008 were I served in Fallujah,Iraq and yes i know what your thinking why would we use those in the sand. and my guess is as good as yours. Guys and gals who served thank you for your sacrifices.

WildBill813 #40 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 05:01

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Retired USAF/Air National Guard after 21 years.  Most as a Crew Chief on F-15s, the rest in Comm.

Loved it all, but crewing my Eagle was the best experience to be had.

Thanks to all my service family out there and those that never returned.


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