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Old November 4th, 2004, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Who here has served in the military (Any coutnry)

Before you all flame me adn complain "Oh noez, not another military thread", Veterans day is comming up (Nov 11) and I want to just individually reflect upon those who have served in the military. I just want to do somethign a bit special. I would thank everyone in person, but I simply can't.

That being said, who here has served in the military? I know some that have, but I'll leave it for them to say.

SO yea, what did you do in the military? If you dont want to say (or if its classified ), thats cool.

Thank you all.

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Old November 4th, 2004, 05:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old November 4th, 2004, 05:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you medic, I appreciate your service. It means a lot to me, even though I've never seen you before. Thanks.
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Old November 4th, 2004, 05:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Well I didn't serve but my dad was in the Lebanese military during the civil war and my uncle was a sniper then. He's got a kill record of like 10-15 people or something. Not totally sure. I gotta get it checked with him... He told me some of his war stories and they left me crazed.

Also, my uncle on my mom's side was in Vietnam. He was a private.

My dad was a sargeant.

Also, after my dad left lebanon he joined the American armed forces.
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Old November 4th, 2004, 07:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My entire family on both sides- guys- have been United States Marines. I plan on enlisting, too. Im 15 my birthday is August 4th.
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Old November 4th, 2004, 07:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Uncle was Special Forces in Vietnam, inspired me to gun for special forces.
Grandpa on Dad's side was a medic after Korea.
Grandpa on Mom's side was a B-52 pilot.
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Old November 4th, 2004, 07:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Speaking of Veteran's Day (day we won WWI) my great great great grandpa fought for the Kaisers. On my grandma's (she's German) side.
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Old November 4th, 2004, 07:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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i am joining the air force. i leave for basic in january
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Old November 4th, 2004, 07:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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my grandpa was considered a war hero, this if fromt he official world war 2 memorial website: IN THE INFANTRY, 32ND. SERVED IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC, OKINAWA. RECEIVED THE PURPLE HEART, SILVER STAR, BRONZE STAR, AND OAK LEAF CLUSTER. DISABLED ARM.
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Old November 4th, 2004, 08:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
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y'all know Smitty is in the Navy. He's a Nuke ET (electronics tech) 2nd class aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71.....there ya go.....and he has 10 months to go and he'll no longer be Govt. property.
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Old November 4th, 2004, 09:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My grandpa lost his leg helping someone whos car broke down on the highway.. So he couldnt ebin the navy. Instead he became a naval inspector and inspected ships that went through hingham shipyard. He met my grandmother there. I recently was a security guard on the USS Salem during several open events as volunteer work...

My great uncle on my mothers side left highschool to fight in Korea. I also have a good friend who served in IRaq , and is in the Korean military. (South Korean). He's going to move to USA soon. While in Iraq he was shot in the arm by friendly fire.
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Old November 4th, 2004, 09:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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Alpha...why do you want to fight for a country that is becomming more and more corrupt? Politicians in Washington don't care about you or your services, you're expendable.

I'm interested in the military, but am sickened by the idea of politicians in Washington deciding my fate. I don't want to waste my life dieing for the jackasses in this country that would piss on my grave in a second.
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Old November 4th, 2004, 09:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
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Go Special Forces then. Get in one of the black programs the government has no control over.
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y'all know Smitty is in the Navy. He's a Nuke ET (electronics tech)
Haha he can fix a nuke but not his Tv! Just playing, I don't have any relatives who served in an american war but I have major respect for anyone who has.
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Old November 5th, 2004, 10:31 AM   #15 (permalink)
 
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my dad fought in the egyptian/isreal war in the 60's. As did my uncle. My dad would pin-point where to launch the missle and at what time then would tell my uncle and then my uncle would aim to the area and shoot and blow up the plane. my dad still has his pistol from that war. He told me the only time he used it was when he saw a lizard on the wall then shot it cooked it and ate it
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Old November 5th, 2004, 10:40 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Haha he can fix a nuke but not his Tv! Just playing, I don't have any relatives who served in an american war but I have major respect for anyone who has.
Yea, it wasn't exactly happy about not have the schematics for the TV. If he had, I'm pretty sure it would've been a different story.

btw, Chris was gone for Afghanistan (7 months) and Iraq (6months). With only being home 9 months inbetween. Unlike the "normal" (whatever that is) 2 yrs between deployments. Not the same as fighting on the ground, but he was gone too.
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i have 2 cousins in iraq
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Old November 5th, 2004, 12:50 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Uncle was Special Forces in Vietnam, inspired me to gun for special forces.
Grandpa on Dad's side was a medic after Korea.
Grandpa on Mom's side was a B-52 pilot.
me and prophet are alot alike. i am waiting on the army to go through there special force track starting with airborne. I would like to go for a 20+ year jaunt pending if they let me.
wow as far as family in the mil....most everyone did. my dad was an army pilot flying helos was a member of the soar program introducing special forces and avation togeather. He never really talked about it but I talked to a guy who was stationed in viet with him and he said my dad could land a helo in an area just a few inchs longer than the helo.

uncle was an anestesiologist...or how ever you spell that junk. Rose through special forces and was taped out for the delta force program. Everytime I talk to him I can't stop listening. He was a from what I understand anyway weapons specialist and medic. They could set up an operating room in a plane and land carry out an assualt and be operating during takeoff.
cool stuff

My grandpas both faught moms dad was a tank comander from the very end of ww2 (no combat from my understanding) and through out the korean debacle.

dads dad was a superfortress bombadeer (sp) in ww2 over what was left of europe. he lost 3 brothers in the war all doing the same type of thing. one was a gunner and I don't know the rest.

my brother has bad kidneys or something so he got turned down. Im second in line and am sure I will serve well.

btw im 19 and bdays on sept 13.
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Old November 5th, 2004, 02:19 PM   #20 (permalink)
 
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grtandfather was a recon pilot in the airforce most of his stuff is just becomming unclassified (he did bomb zones)
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Old November 5th, 2004, 02:27 PM   #21 (permalink)
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one of my grandpas was in WW2. he broke his leg and was sent home. one week later his platoon was sent to Pearl Harbor and all of them died.

my other grandpa was in the korean war.

my uncle was in vietnam, and was captured for 2 years.


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me and prophet are alot alike. i am waiting on the army to go through there special force track starting with airborne. I would like to go for a 20+ year jaunt pending if they let me.
wow as far as family in the mil....most everyone did. my dad was an army pilot flying helos was a member of the soar program introducing special forces and avation togeather. He never really talked about it but I talked to a guy who was stationed in viet with him and he said my dad could land a helo in an area just a few inchs longer than the helo.

uncle was an anestesiologist...or how ever you spell that junk. Rose through special forces and was taped out for the delta force program. Everytime I talk to him I can't stop listening. He was a from what I understand anyway weapons specialist and medic. They could set up an operating room in a plane and land carry out an assualt and be operating during takeoff.
cool stuff

My grandpas both faught moms dad was a tank comander from the very end of ww2 (no combat from my understanding) and through out the korean debacle.

dads dad was a superfortress bombadeer (sp) in ww2 over what was left of europe. he lost 3 brothers in the war all doing the same type of thing. one was a gunner and I don't know the rest.

my brother has bad kidneys or something so he got turned down. Im second in line and am sure I will serve well.

btw im 19 and bdays on sept 13.
Nick, which of the Special Forces careers are you shooting for? I wanna be an MOS 18B, the weapons specialist. What one do you wanna go for?
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18b is what im interested in as well. I love my guns all kinds. Im signing up as an 18x which is just the armys new enlist option...lets you try out for sf before becoming an e4. pretty much go through a 17 week course that mixes basic and ait then jump stright to fort bening for airborne go through jump school and attend a thing called special operations prep course a little 4 week psyc out to try to get you ready for insanity. then I go through sfac which is just the assesment course seeing if Im good enough much like buds has a really high washout rate. and thats just an assesnment if you make it through that I will go to the actual qualification course to become an sf soldier. the idea of the last two is to try and get me to wash out. really you never say I want to be an 18b or I wasnt use big guns...they find out your strenths and tag you with 2 jobs.
from the army website
MOS Qualification Phase. For the enlisted Soldier, the decision concerning the four specialties will be made based on your training background, aptitude, and desire and the needs of CMF 18. Training for this phase is 65 days and culminates with a mission planning cycle. During this phase, Soldiers are trained in their different specialties

I wish I could just sign up and say hey guys I wanna be a sf weapons specialist and in 3 or 4 years put me in the rangers...thanks
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This I know, but I still want to gun for that 18B position....so sweet. I love my guns, I want to deal with them a lot, and 18B sounds like just the perfect plan. If only they'll let me do it is the problem.
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Old November 5th, 2004, 03:40 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I am joinign the military so I can fight the enemy. Your lucky. The enemy isn't fighting on your land. We got attacked on our own land on 911. People forgot that.

The way I figure, even if I'm not fighting to defend our own land (which probably won't happen. Whens the last tiem a standing army has set offensive ground on america? North America?)... I can do my duty not only to my counry, but also the world. And dont give me and BS that the wars we fight aren't for the good of the people.

I want to protect. And even if my own country doesn't need real physical protection from a real physical standing army, I'm still going to be able to do my duty. I'm going to become a Marine.

I'm going to fight so that you may not. I'm going to fight for the people who fought before me. I owe it to people like Smitty, and Medic and anyone else who has served.
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