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posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 07:55 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I would regularly participate in multiple mission sets within one day.




posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 07:56 AM
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a reply to: projectvxn

What an experience - or plethora of experiences. Take the best of it with you. Congrats and best wishes for the future!



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 08:15 AM
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These photos were taken at Camp Dwyer in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

It was a Marine base and their post barber didn't know how to give a haircut in any other way but a high and tight.





This one is me flying my flag. Picture was taken by another crew dog in Chalk 2.



This one is comedians Tommy Davidson and Rob Maher who came to visit our unit and give a hell of a show:



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 08:18 AM
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These ones are my last day with my Flight Company. Charlie Company, 3-1 Assault Helicopter Battalion.

I was a crew chief, door gunner, maintenance manager, and production control briefer with them before I got moved to Dco to become a technical inspector:



I received an Army Commendation Medal, a hand crafted plaque, and a challenge coin from Battalion to go with it. It was a bittersweet moment as I knew I would be leaving the army shortly after the transfer:



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posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 08:20 AM
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This last one.

I will never stop thinking about these men.

Arrowsmith 35:



This is one where I can reveal some information:

From left to right-CW2 Randy Billings, CW2 Joshua Silverman, SFC Omar Forde, SGT Peter Bohler, and SPC Terry Gordon.

CW2. Josh Silverman signed a certificate for an American Flag he and I flew on a combat mission here in Afghanistan. We used to sit in the smoke pit and smoke rolled cigarettes and play guitar. He was a good man.

CW2. Randy Billings and I flew together once for a maintenance test flight back in Riley. He was a very knowledgeable guy who cared about what he did.

Sgt. Peter Bohler and I worked on several maintenance projects together while I was with Bravo Company. The last time I saw him was at the memorial for Sgt. Tucker. I stood in the receiving line after I gave the Soldier's Tribute speech. He offered words of comfort as I stood in that terrible line with tears down my face. I will never forget it.

SPC. Terry Gordon I did not know too well. But while I was with Bravo Company there wasn't a day that went by that he didn't say something hilarious. He had a good work ethic and good sense of humor. I only wish I could have known him better.

SFC. Omar Forde I did not know. Nonetheless he was a soldier, a brother in arms, may he rest in peace.

Forever in flight.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 08:36 AM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: namelesss
You do understand that you could have just ignored this thread entirely right?

No the fact that I responded is proof that I could not have ignored this thread, publically posted for any and all to respond.
But I won't bother getting into the fine points of 'free-will' and 'choice', nd how they are impossible.
You do as you must, like us all.
We can never do 'otherwise' then as we do.

Have a nice night...



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 08:43 AM
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a reply to: namelesss

Somewhere there's a tree providing oxygen for you.

You should go find it and apologize to it for misusing the fruits of its labor.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 09:56 AM
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S&F for you my brother...

People who have never served just don't get it.


Thank you for your service.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 11:03 AM
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This is dope, OP.

Thank you for your service.


USA



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 11:16 AM
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Your pictures touched my heart in a very special way.
My youngest son will enroll in a few months in the navy; my heart is ripped apart but proud in the same time, if that makes sense.
Hope you have a wonderful life and your service to your country will be always appreciated and respected.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 11:25 AM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Thank you for your service and thank you for sharing with us!



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 11:29 AM
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a reply to: namelesss

I guess you don't want to be protected in "your name" either. People like you disgust me.
All safe and warm but damn the people that make you that way.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 11:55 AM
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a reply to: Martin75
exactly what I was thinking. Star for you...




posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 01:40 PM
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Nice pics mate. Kudos to you on what you have achieved so far



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 01:44 PM
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Thanks for your sacrifice and service.

Great cat and stuffed giraffe,

I hope the next phase of your life brings you only the best of things.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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Thanks for serving...



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Glad you're safe at home, soldier.

Would you care to confirm the stories about the Giant Of Kandahar?

The scuttlebutt is, he was a real boogie perthun!


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posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 03:43 PM
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a reply to: HOUNDDAWG

The Beast of Kandahar.

Yes it existed there. But it was moved to another FOB for recon missions.

That's all I will say for now.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 03:45 PM
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Much respect to you. Love the pics. Wish you all the best in your new life



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 03:54 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: chiefsmom


WHAT happened to the Giraffe? Where is he now?


Retired and living the good life in the company of my daughters extensive stuffed animal population.


Wonderful. I was hoping he retired with you.




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