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So my brother just got back from Afghanistan
Three Fingers of Politics ^ | September 17, 2010 | Stupac

Posted on 09/17/2010 10:55:26 AM PDT by Superstu321

One of the best parts of having a blog is that I can write about stuff in my life and stuff I find interesting. This post falls squarely into the former category.

My youngest brother Hunter (who will probably kill me for this) recently returned from Afghanistan. He’s a Marine and was based in southern Afghanistan, in the city of Marjah. He was involved in the big push through the city that happened back in February, March and April.

My entire family, including my other brother (who recently graduated from Green Beret Qualification course), are so unbelievably proud and thankful for everything he’s done.

He’s gone places that many of us would never go, even in our wildest dreams, at the age of 20.

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are obviously a very touchy subject in this country, so I won’t go on about the politics of them, after all this post is about my brother not politics.

The purpose of this post is first and foremost to say thank you to my brother, but also to remind everyone to stop and be thankful for what these guys go through. Shitty food, shitty places, no showers, little sleep, all in a country that most people can barely find on a map.

They do work that most of us can barely fathom, and take getting shot the way we take a copier jam.

I’ve attached a couple pictures, hope you enjoy:

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; marine; military
guys i dont know how to ad pics, if anyone can please do. thanks!
1 posted on 09/17/2010 10:55:29 AM PDT by Superstu321
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To: Superstu321

Give him a big handshake and thank you from FR.


2 posted on 09/17/2010 10:57:54 AM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Superstu321

God Bless Him! Welcome Home Hunter. I have to ask, What is in the Pebsi bottle?


3 posted on 09/17/2010 10:58:01 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Superstu321

Thank your brother for us.


4 posted on 09/17/2010 10:59:44 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Stimulus. 0bamaCare. Cap and Tax. 9/11 Victory Mosque. TARP. Amnesty. Summer of Recovery.)
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To: Superstu321

My sincere thanks and pride in Hunter!


5 posted on 09/17/2010 11:00:56 AM PDT by libsrscum (Obama causes cancer.)
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To: Superstu321
He won't be the same person you remember. I can promise you that. You'll have a big part to play in how this works out.
It might not be easy, but it's worth it.
Give him a big Semper Fi from this old Doc.
6 posted on 09/17/2010 11:03:40 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN '66-'67)
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To: GoCards

Looks like used “Pebsi” ...


7 posted on 09/17/2010 11:06:39 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Superstu321

Thank you, Hunter. You truely are a great American!!


8 posted on 09/17/2010 11:10:53 AM PDT by liberalcide1
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To: Superstu321

My thanks to him for his service!


9 posted on 09/17/2010 11:11:15 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: ComputerGuy

“He won’t be the same person you remember. I can promise you that. You’ll have a big part to play in how this works out.”

Please share. My son plans to enter the Marines this fall.


10 posted on 09/17/2010 11:15:45 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Superstu321

11 posted on 09/17/2010 11:16:41 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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12 posted on 09/17/2010 11:16:57 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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OK. You're gonna learn how to post pix. 1. Go to pic. Right-click on it and go to Properties. 2. Highlight the properties (read internet address of the pic) and user ctrl + C on your keyboard to take a digital picture. 3. Now, you put 'syntax' around the picture properties where you want it to show up. Type this 6. Post. Voila. A picture post.
13 posted on 09/17/2010 11:20:28 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Here is what goes outside the quotation marks. I messed up. No spaces. < img (put one space here) src = “


14 posted on 09/17/2010 11:21:58 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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15 posted on 09/17/2010 11:31:18 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: keats5
Regardless of how things work out, he (and you) will forever take pride in the fact that he was a Marine.
He'll be different, though.
If I can offer any advice, it would be to not ask too many questions about what went on.
Semper Fi, in advance
16 posted on 09/17/2010 11:42:35 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN '66-'67)
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To: bgill

Thank Hunter for his service and thank you for sharing your story.


17 posted on 09/17/2010 12:17:37 PM PDT by 30Moves
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To: Superstu321

For Victory and Freedom; Thank them!


18 posted on 09/17/2010 12:21:52 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Battle Ground Vermont..if we make Leahy a toss-up then all Dems are in trouble..)
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To: Superstu321

Kudos to Hunter! Thank YOu soldier, my family is greatful.


19 posted on 09/17/2010 12:26:55 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: BerryDingle

That picture is so politically incorrect I love it....bless all our men fighting for freedom..


20 posted on 09/17/2010 12:35:04 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

Please give him a hug and tell him “thank you.” May God Bless America and her Protectors.


21 posted on 09/17/2010 12:41:23 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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