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posted on May, 25 2015 @ 11:31 PM
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a reply to: bucsarg

Way back, I was a 91T. All peacetime, duty station at Ft. Benning. Hubby is in now, though retiring.




posted on May, 26 2015 @ 03:31 AM
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To all you veterans, Thank you doesn't seem enough.


G. K. Chesterton
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.





posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:31 AM
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Thank you for the reply and thank you for your service.

a reply to: Shamrock6



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:34 AM
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Excuse my ignorance. What is RVN ? What major city is Phu lam near. I am assum8ng this is in Vietnam.

Thank you for your service.

a reply to: conspiracytheoristIAM


edit on 5 26 2015 by bucsarg because: Spelling correction.



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:36 AM
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Thank you for your service and reply.

a reply to: wastedown



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:38 AM
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Thank you for your service.

a reply to: FlyersFan



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:39 AM
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1992 SGT DPL, 131 Rayon Verbindings Compagnie, Royal Dutch Army, Netherlands



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:39 AM
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Thank you for your service and reply.

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posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:40 AM
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Thank you for your service and reply.

a reply to: ClydeBuilt



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:42 AM
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Thank you for the reply and sharing your videos with us.

a reply to: Skid Mark



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:43 AM
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Thank you for your service.

a reply to: Snarl



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:44 AM
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Thank you for your service.

a reply to: johnwick



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:45 AM
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Thank you for your service.

a reply to: irgust



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:46 AM
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Thank you for your service.

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posted on May, 26 2015 @ 06:54 AM
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Have you all killed people?



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 06:55 AM
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a reply to: bucsarg

RVN is Republic of Viet Nam and Phu Lam is just west of Saigon.



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 07:22 AM
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originally posted by: and14263
Have you all killed people?


Why would you ask that?

Look man, there are only two types of folks that will answer that.

The type that doesn't want to talk about it, and you likely just offended.

Or the other type..."hell ya I did!!! 47 confirmed kills!!! Never did get that upclise knife kill I was looking forward to, maybe next time right?".

Just saying, you probably shouldn't ask folks that.



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 07:26 AM
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Open forum, I'll ask what I want.

You make your decisions and live with the consequences, I'll make mine.

It was your last line in your post which motivated me to ask the question. What a joyous phrase.



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 08:03 AM
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That is a very touchy and tricky subject to discuss and often once you get answers, you wish you did not ask in the first place. My departed Uncle co-piloted a Liberator and flew 26 missions over Germany in which he was responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths, or so he felt. He went from being a happy go lucky guy, or so my mother told me, to a quiet, somber man that spoke infrequently and spent much of his time alone with his thoughts.

A young man that I know though a neighbor did much killing and was so good at it that after he left the service was signed on by an agency where he continues what he did so well. He says very little and we are fortunate at that.

Then there was a buddy of mine that that served in a UDT team during the last few years in Vietnam and a year as a mercenary in Africa. He not only killed plenty and loved to do it and talk about it, but torturing lost souls was his favorite pastime. At 61 he still satiates his need to inflict pain on humans in fights he initiates for sport. A seriously lost soul and after knowing him well, it would have been far better to have never met him at all. So be careful for what you wish for.

Me, I just played at soldering and it was a lot of fun because we marched and trained and drilled and schooled and never had the unfortunate choice of having to kill or be killed. My heart goes out to any and all of those that had to choose, and I would say to all of them is Be Thou At Peace, your grateful nation salutes you all.


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posted on May, 26 2015 @ 08:24 AM
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We military folks have all kinds of "joyous" phrases, sayings, slogans, mottos, and so on.

Should hear the cadences that are sung when we're not around base housing.




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