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Served...? What war ya got?
Opening Sequence from Incendies
by Dirk Roth
dude war sucks no more army guys
Thank you one and all for your service to our nation. God bless you and your families!!
The men on my Dad's side were Navy men, Korean War era. On my Mom's side, all the men were Marines WW2, Korea, and Viet Nam. I appreciate the service to our country and support them all as best I can. But my boys will NEVER be a part of that. I chased away all the recruiters when they were in H.S. I never want to experience the pain my Mother and Grandmothers knew.
Served 20 years in the Army, and now posted overseas at an embassy.
To all who have replied to "Liberty"
I love your collective sense of pride, duty, and patriotism.
I urge you not to degrade yourselves by attempting to instruct those with an abundance of education but completely devoid of wisdom. There is no convincing or contradicting the circular and fatally flawed arguments that are the specialties of this ilk.
Courage my brothers and sisters in arms, revel in knowledge that your strength has provided such a freedom that even the flaccid dupes of the radical lunatics have a voice.
The TSA is violating human rights? If you feel that strongly then dont fly. When it comes to condeming all members of the military you are basing it on the actions of some members. Would it be fair to condem all Penn St asst coaches for the actions of one? All the coaches choose to be a coach, so under you guidlines all of them are guilty. Sorry but your comments rely on too much generalization to be much more than misinformed tripe
Not one person replied to what I said but instead attacked me for saying it.
Why should we honor the military when if they did to us what they do to other innocent civilians we would all condemn them as evil monsters?
Is it OK to murder foreigners? Are they not human like us? Do they not bleed red blood?
Not one person denied that the military commits atrocities. Not one person, yet many of you seem to have some choice names for me.
Basically my beliefs were confirmed: you have blind obedience and praise for what is objectionably monstrous. As long as it's another "tribe" that's suffering then it's OK. And here we thought we had come a long way since caveman days. It appears that we have not.
If I were to condem all the people of one race for the actions of a few or the actions years ago, you would probably be first in line to condem my words. Yet, you feel its perfectly ok to do that to those that wrote a blank check to the people of the United States that said "yes I will even give my life to keep you safe"
Grandpa was a Seabee. Uncle just retired from USAF after serving since being drafted and flying in Vietnam. Cousin was a chopper mechanic during Desert Storm. Father-in-law was Army special forces.
2nd Air Force "Second to None!"
U.S. Army, 10 years in Field Artillery (MLRS) then a couple more years in the National Guard (155mm Paladin)
Father fought Nazis in WWII.
Father: twice Vietnam Vet, retired CW4, 30 years of service,
Great and Grandfathers on both sides, American AF, Army, and British RAF,
two uncles: American Army and AF
two cousins, one American, killed in Korea, one Australian Paratrooper career officer,
one great-aunt in the British Ambulance Corp during WW2,
and most likely more I don't even remember right offhand.
Something I just found online, can anyone verify? This is indeed remarkable:
It is a remarkable fact that Indian people served the United States long before they were even given United States citizenship. In fact, between 1917 and 1918, over 10,000 American Indian people enlisted into the armed services to serve in World War I. Although this was the greatest number of enlisted peoples from any one non-anglo culture, citizenship (with the right to vote) for Native Americans was not granted until 1924.
My dad was Army during the Korean Era.
snicker At those who believe the army of the 1800's is the same as the army of the 2000's.
semer fi marines! Vietnam era
Father, brother, grandfather, two uncles, cousin, two x- bros in law, nieces husband.
Dad: Korean war vet - Army
Brother 1: Vietnam vet - Army
Brother 2: Air Force
Me: 27 years Army
Every Uncle I have a veteran of WWII
US Army MP. Late 70's.
3/71st Air Defense Artillery. Battery A.
Dallau, West Germany.
Not me either unfortunately, tried, but not medically able but:
Navy: Father-in-Law, Mother-in-Law, Brother-in-Law, & Cousin
Army: 3 Uncles, 1 Aunt & Grampa on the Beach at D-Day
Air Force: 1 Uncle & 1 Aunt
Not me... but my father, father-in-law, several of my uncles.
vietnam 67-68, my dad was at pearl harbor
My grandfather received his American Citizenship on the field of battle so he could be commissioned as a 2nd Lt in WWI. My father was a navigator during WWII in the Marine Corps and was a very proud to be a Marine. It dictated the rest of his life by being a man who had the gentle firm touch of a good leader.
I was proud to serve in the Vietnam Era as an Intel Officer who assisted in the debriefing of the Pueblo Crew in South Korea in 1969 and was awarded a Presidential Citation. Three generations of my family, all Muslims from America, fought for America and are proud to be Americans.
On this day, I look back at my service and even though I was not stationed in Vietnam or received honors for that, I am a wounded soldier to find that the wars we fought, whether we won or lost, have not been understood or honored by those American whose liberty still remain intact. Every man or woman who was in the military can tell you that freedom and liberty come with a high price, one we all were willing to pay.
Liberty – By posting this link, I must assume this means you also share the author’s belief that the behavior of soldiers is akin to that of feral dogs, that they are nothing more than a nationally certified hit-man, perfectly amoral, that our soldiers do not make sacrifices, and that they are duped into serving and would flee the battlefield at the first opportunity.
Ordinarily, you would disgust and anger me, but it’s is clear you don’t understand service to the nation, or the profession of arms and the people who are part of it. Perhaps you were rejected from serving and now carry a hateful grudge owed to some defect you couldn’t conceal while attempting to enlist? You most definitely demonstrate a complete illiteracy of the nature of conflict, most especially those our country is involved in. Your rank ignorance should make you a figure of fun for the vets on this blog. To me however, it makes you an object of pity. I feel sorry for you Liberty.
I am proud of the fact our veterans, past and present, will ensure you can live out the rest of your days free to spew your baseless tripe, without ever being forced to realize how completely clueless you actually are. You see the veterans you abhor protect and defend all the viewpoints, especially the most oblivious because they are usually in the most need of assistance. So spew away Liberty. We'll be there when you need us.
First Team! I was in the 1st Cavalry Div in the last 70s.
My oldest daughter and youngest son both are serving. My youngest is overseas until next year. I am great to all who serve. May we salute you.
About 1% serve. I guess the other 93%(abov e) know someone who has or is.
Isn't it odd that if the army did to us what they did to other civilians we would think they were monsters of the worst kind, but as long as they do it to other people, many say we should honor them?
Great, great grandfather fought in the Civil War at Vicksburg. He was from the Ilinois regiment. Father served in the Navy Pacific Theatre. The reinactment of the battle of Vicksburg will take place in May 2013. My brother will be part of it in full Union dress.
Army Strong! Served 3 years in the early 70's. Proud to have served in the same organization as the brave men & women of today's army. May there be peace for all of them soon.
Anchors Aweigh! My father, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, sister and myself. Members back to Pre-Revolutionary War. Happy Veterans Day
Semper Fi to all who have and are currently serving our great America! I am proud to be one of you! God's blessing on each of you and on your families! May you prosper as your soul prospers!
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