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Old 11-04-2010, 01:59 PM   #11
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I'm proud of my service and appreciate the thanks, but every time some kind soul mentions the gratitude we all owe to veterans, the first thing I think is, "I wish I could have done more."

Sorry, I'm a bit down today. Thanks, redrover, for the thought.
You still are doing more. Every time you share that kind of sentiment or talk about your time in the service and what it meant to you. You may plant that same seed of character in tomarrows soldier and not even know it.


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No offense taken by me at all as I was just an Air Force desk jockey. To avoid ruffling feathers, I always just use the term veteran...
You still took the oath with pride, twice, to a country where many are ungreatful. Those who don't realize that the only reason they have the freedom to be ungreatful is because of people like you.


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Redrover.

Thank you.

But,

I feel guilty when someone thanks me for my service.
I served my three years from 9-57 to 9-60,
what is called The Cold War Era.
Little over a year at WSPG-WSMR,
Little over a year at Dahn Germany.
The only time I was shot at was in training.
I feel guilty because most of my friends are Viet Nam Vets.
One spent his time in the middle of a secure air base.
One spent a few years as a guest of those people in one of their camps.
And it was not for R & R.
And my Marine buddy ..never mind.

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Took the same oath again when I became a DoD civil servant...
So did all those who took office in Washington. Too bad they don't seem to honor that oath.
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So did all those who took office in Washington. Too bad they don't seem to honor that oath.
So true, so true...
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So did all those who took office in Washington. Too bad they don't seem to honor that oath.
I know, I know. I just hope that if the s#*t ever hits the fan that our men and women in the military will remember their oath above the indoctrination to follow orders.
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Redrover.

Thank you.

But,

I feel guilty when someone thanks me for my service.
I served my three years from 9-57 to 9-60,
what is called The Cold War Era.
Little over a year at WSPG-WSMR,
Little over a year at Dahn Germany.
The only time I was shot at was in training.
I feel guilty because most of my friends are Viet Nam Vets.
One spent his time in the middle of a secure air base.
One spent a few years as a guest of those people in one of their camps.
And it was not for R & R.
And my Marine buddy ..never mind.
If you can tell me that you would have done any less than your friends if the need had called then I will withdraw it. Otherwise it stands.
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Redrover,
The sentiment is greatly appreciated.



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