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Comorat #41 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 09:36

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View Postthandiflight, on Nov 12 2012 - 01:17, said:

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

Redonkulous as it sounds I preferred getting shot at to getting up at 4:am to go run.....
And now I work the graveyard shift doing Network Operations and I dont even GET Veterans day off...lol...oh well, someone has to keep the internets running right?

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Intel_NCO #42 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 12:19

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28 years, 8 months, 14 days (not that anyone would bother counting) .... US Army retired. Lots of jobs in lots of places (mostly arty related). Seen way too much of the world.

Thanks to all my brothers and sisters who have served and those still serving. A special rememberance top those who are not here anymore.

ClanElsedragon #43 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 13:32

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I've got 12 years and 4 days in the Guard, 5 of them I've been deployed one place or another. All I can say to my Army brothers... HOOAH.

Zulnex #44 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 19:01

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My deepest respect and thank you to all those who continue to serve, those who have served and those who have never returned from the battlefields.
I remember both my grandfathers who have fought in World War I and II.
Lest We Forget.

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Sgtrock12 #45 Posted Nov 12 2012 - 20:09

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I also served proudly as a member of one of the finest units in our armed forces. SSGT  2/75th Ranger Bn "Rangers lead the Way". To all you veterans out there. THANK YOU!!!! from the bottom of my heart. please take time to remember those that fell while serving with us. "All gave some but Some gave ALL" :Smile_honoring:  Every service Every nation, THANK YOU

Edited by Sgtrock12, Nov 12 2012 - 20:22.


_GunnedDown_ #46 Posted Nov 13 2012 - 01:41

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YAT-YAS!!!! You aint Tanks, You aint SHIZNIT

phalnx #47 Posted Nov 13 2012 - 21:42

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o7, SgtGrunt...and all those who served.  One of the most profound moments in my life happened at my granddad's graveside.  He was a WWII Vet (North African and European theaters), and an honor guard from the local VFW honored his service by playing Taps and giving him a 21-gun salute.  I still have...and will always have...one of the bullets fired, and I'm not ashamed to say that I cried...with a strong mixture of sadness and pride.  He was a great man...strong in his principles, faithful to his wife and family, hard-working, and American to the core...but he always considered his military service to be his life's greatest accomplishment.  He helped to defeat Hitler's evil empire and preserve our freedom, and was away from his wife and kids for 3 solid years, with nothing but a few intermittent and censored letters to remind him of what was waiting for him back home.  We talked about his war experience many times, and the more I learned about it, the more I admired him and his comrades for the dangers they faced and the sacrifices they made.

All veterans make sacrifices when they choose to serve...it takes courage, patriotism, and character to put on the uniform and do what has to be done.  I had the opportunity and wasn't up to the challenge, and it's something I've regretted ever since.  I'm glad there are so many good men and women out there who do make the choice to serve, because they make our way of life possible...and they also serve as good examples to the rest of us.  If you want to make a difference in this world...be a soldier, a sailor, or a pilot...there's no greater profession in the world than a member of the military.  From a grateful husband and father, thanks for making this world a better place for all of us.  :Smile_honoring:

gunnysarge1833 #48 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 00:34

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1st 2 tours as Recon grunt. Last
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Semper Fi


Ferretle426 #49 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 01:01

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64C1P, 19D2P, 19K2P

Division and 28th Inf PAARNG

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VRMoran #50 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 02:17

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I have the utmost respect for all those who have served.

I myself never got the opportunity to, despite it being my personal dream. I was an Army Junior cadet for 4 years, and was even in the Marine Corps delayed entry program so I could head off to BMT immediately after graduating high school. Unfortunately, at the last minute I got a call from my recruiter saying that I was disqualified because of a medical reason they found at MEPS.

That news was a little rough (also because I had no fallback plan, since the military I had had a foot in the door for the only job I had ever wanted), but I made it through and have made efforts wherever possible to assist my local veterans. The way I saw it if I couldn't make it into the military I would at least try to help those who had had that privelage.

In summary, thank you all. You've done us all proud :Smile_honoring:

slopoke59 #51 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 04:18

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11d2t - 1968-1971. M551 crew (among many other jobs). Injuries forced me out so, I got into wargaming in 1971: board games, miniatures... then computers.

Ferretle426 #52 Posted Nov 14 2012 - 14:08

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View Postslopoke59, on Nov 14 2012 - 04:18, said:

11d2t - 1968-1971. M551 crew (among many other jobs). Injuries forced me out so, I got into wargaming in 1971: board games, miniatures... then computers.

dude you got ball of steel.  M551 was a speed bump waiting to happen.  In Division in 86 I think?  A young enterprising PFC thought if he locked the throttle and did it for the Platoon vehicles he could get back to sleep faster.  LOL one of the Sheridans decided to take off and run over the parked cars at the motorpool.  I was out there cleaning up the aftermath all day .... often wondered what happened to that young man.  He probaby works for the State Department  ROFL

wardog_0351 #53 Posted Nov 15 2012 - 17:18

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Marine grunt here.  0351 Assaultman (thus my gamer tag...wardog was my radio call sign).  Toured in Desert Storm and Somalia.  Semepr Fi to all my brothers!!!

Koyangi #54 Posted Nov 16 2012 - 17:01

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Retired Navy.

Worked on many ordnance systems including:

http://ts1.mm.bing.n...308488&pid=15.1

http://ts2.mm.bing.n...961229&pid=15.1

http://ts4.mm.bing.n...571855&pid=15.1

Thanks to all for their service.

SFC_Eisbaer #55 Posted Nov 20 2012 - 22:52

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It was nice to see that there has been SOOO much emphasis on Veteran's/Remembrance Day. All too often, in the gaming community, we get ignored.
I am laughing, however, and the way some of the tankers whined about there being more infantryman shown... Having been each in real life, I understand the rivalry, but in the end, we are ALL soldiers, teammates. Just remember that SOME of us are not afraid to dismount and chase you down while you sleep...!

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Fortitudinem, et honorem!

SFC_Eisbaer #56 Posted Nov 25 2012 - 05:11

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Thank you for the recognition of us veterans.
I THINK that I can beat your Senior Producer Chris Keeling in the number of MOS's, however, I STILL refuse to jump out of perfectly functional Aircraft!
11C Indirect Fire Infantryman(mortars), 11B Infantry, 19K M1 Abrams Tank Crewman, 12C Combat Engineer Bridge Crewman, 63B Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic, 63J Cemical and Quartermaster Equipment Repair, 74D CBRN Specialist.
And YES, it is much nicer to have your own RIDE!
I enjoy this game immensely, though I DO wish that it was possible to form platoons larger than two or three. We don't ALL wish to use soviet tactical formations, after all!

CyberWolf309 #57 Posted Nov 27 2012 - 21:20

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God bless all who serve, no matter what country they are from, if they fought for the good of their country and/or the world they deserve to be looked at as heroes on Veterans Day....yeah this comment was a long time too late but hey, idc lol i want to speak my opinion on the men and women who fight and die so we all may live in peace, even when some think we dont.




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