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MY SON JUST JOINED THE ARMY! (vanity)
me | 12/2/06 | me

Posted on 12/02/2006 8:57:12 AM PST by airborne

My son enlisted (delayed entry) in the U.S. Army yesterday! He will be follow in the old man's footsteps and, God willing, become a member of the 82ND AIRBORNE!


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1 posted on 12/02/2006 8:57:14 AM PST by airborne
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To: airborne
God bless him and all the best to him.

My oldest is looking real hard at the Navy right now but I won't hold that against him...8>)

2 posted on 12/02/2006 9:00:13 AM PST by Horatio Gates
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To: airborne

Congratulations on raising one of America's heroes. ;-)


3 posted on 12/02/2006 9:04:41 AM PST by Allegra (Vote Dulcie / Finbar 2008)
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To: airborne

You must be very proud as well as a bit nervous. Congrats, God bless him and Go Army!


4 posted on 12/02/2006 9:09:58 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: airborne

Go Army...beat Navy!!!


5 posted on 12/02/2006 9:15:05 AM PST by gate2wire (Honor Their Sacrifice-Complete The Mission.)
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To: gate2wire

Go Army - Sink Navy!

Game starts at 2:30!


6 posted on 12/02/2006 9:17:08 AM PST by airborne (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Jesus is the reason for the season!!)
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To: airborne

My Brother, USMA '79, is probably tailgaiting as we speak.
Congrats to your Son.


7 posted on 12/02/2006 9:23:15 AM PST by gate2wire (Honor Their Sacrifice-Complete The Mission.)
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To: gate2wire

Thanks. He's probably less nervous about it than I am, but I'm sure he'll be a great grunt!


8 posted on 12/02/2006 9:33:07 AM PST by airborne (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Jesus is the reason for the season!!)
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To: airborne

Eternal gratitude to your son & you for your servce!

9 posted on 12/02/2006 9:36:10 AM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: airborne

Good job American.

However, you're about to lose in football.

Go Navy!


10 posted on 12/02/2006 9:36:53 AM PST by Vision ("As a man thinks...so is he." Proverbs 23:7)
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To: Vision

Hey, back from exile, I see.


11 posted on 12/02/2006 9:39:32 AM PST by gate2wire (Honor Their Sacrifice-Complete The Mission.)
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To: gate2wire

Exile?


12 posted on 12/02/2006 9:40:42 AM PST by Vision ("As a man thinks...so is he." Proverbs 23:7)
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To: gate2wire

How goes the horses?


13 posted on 12/02/2006 9:41:04 AM PST by Vision ("As a man thinks...so is he." Proverbs 23:7)
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To: airborne; gate2wire
G O
N A V Y

14 posted on 12/02/2006 9:41:41 AM PST by Allegra (Vote Dulcie / Finbar 2008)
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To: airborne
Sounds to me like there's a few heroes in the airborne family... Your son for joining and the rest of the family for not standing in his way. Congratulations!

Oh, and btw, Go NAVY - Beat ARMY!!!

15 posted on 12/02/2006 9:48:08 AM PST by Diver Dave
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To: airborne; mylife; tomkow6; Arrowhead1952; SAMWolf; Old Sarge

Congrats, Dad...sounds like ya' done good.
Let us know if he needs anything...lots of ol' NCOs out here who love these kids.


16 posted on 12/02/2006 9:48:39 AM PST by HiJinx (Ask me about Support for our Troops)
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To: Allegra
NUTS!!!


17 posted on 12/02/2006 9:48:48 AM PST by airborne (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Jesus is the reason for the season!!)
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To: Allegra

Your Mother wears Army boots. :-)
(Am I showing my age with that old line?)


18 posted on 12/02/2006 9:53:20 AM PST by gate2wire (Honor Their Sacrifice-Complete The Mission.)
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To: HiJinx

Thank you! My brother has been very helpful. He was a Ranger,then SF, and spent his last 15 with Delta,retiring as a CSM.

'airborne' Jr. spent a week with him and came home with a solid plan.

I'm pretty proud of the fact that he's going Airborne Infantry.


19 posted on 12/02/2006 9:53:34 AM PST by airborne (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Jesus is the reason for the season!!)
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To: gate2wire
Your Mother wears Army boots. :-)

We used to say "Your mother eats cat litter." LOL

My dad wore a Navy uniform...for 28 years. Airedale. My brother was a Squid for four years. Gotta go with the family loyalties. ;-)

20 posted on 12/02/2006 9:57:16 AM PST by Allegra (Vote Dulcie / Finbar 2008)
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To: airborne

Congratulations and blessings


21 posted on 12/02/2006 10:00:03 AM PST by OldFriend (FALLEN HERO JEFFREY TOCZYLOWSKI, REST IN PEACE)
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To: HiJinx; airborne

thanks HiJinx. Congrats to you and your son, airborne.


22 posted on 12/02/2006 10:01:33 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The terrorists have many allies in the United States, especially in the democrat party.)
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To: Allegra

My brother and father were Navy. My wife and I Army. My son in law Marine Corps. We embrace diversity.


23 posted on 12/02/2006 10:03:45 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: gate2wire
Your Mother wears Army boots.

My kids' mother DID wear combat boots. They've always loved that line. Both of my kids are GI--Government Issue. Even my medical records say that having them was "in the line of duty."

24 posted on 12/02/2006 10:05:48 AM PST by bannie
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To: Arrowhead1952; OldFriend

Thanks!

Fourth generation Army!


25 posted on 12/02/2006 10:07:05 AM PST by airborne (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Jesus is the reason for the season!!)
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To: airborne
My son is third generation Army. Grandpa fought in WW I.....Uncles saw action in WW II, Dad served during VN, and he served four years during X42.

Patriotism is the highest honor and your family has made us proud! Thanks to all who put on the uniform of the US military.

26 posted on 12/02/2006 10:11:44 AM PST by OldFriend (FALLEN HERO JEFFREY TOCZYLOWSKI, REST IN PEACE)
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To: bannie

..."in the line of duty." LOL.
I'll bet.


27 posted on 12/02/2006 10:12:45 AM PST by gate2wire (Honor Their Sacrifice-Complete The Mission.)
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To: airborne

God bless your son and he will be in my prayers. You must be very proud today! Congrats to your family!


28 posted on 12/02/2006 10:13:25 AM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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To: bannie

My First Sargent used to tell me that if the Army wanted me to have kids the Army would have issued them. I told him that the kids were GI, God issued. He got a kick out of that.


29 posted on 12/02/2006 10:14:16 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
My brother and father were Navy. My wife and I Army. My son in law Marine Corps. We embrace diversity.

And that is the BEST kind of diversity there is. Thanks to all of you for your service. ;-)

I'm a Navy brat, but have recenlty worked in support of the Army and now work in support of the Air Force on OIF.

30 posted on 12/02/2006 10:15:18 AM PST by Allegra (Vote Dulcie / Finbar 2008)
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To: Allegra

"Gotta go with the family loyalties. ;-)"
I understand.
Bro., Dad, 4 Uncles-Army.

2 Uncles, 3 Cousins-Marines.

I love it.


31 posted on 12/02/2006 10:15:55 AM PST by gate2wire (Honor Their Sacrifice-Complete The Mission.)
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To: jwalsh07

....oh....and my typing sucks.


32 posted on 12/02/2006 10:15:56 AM PST by Allegra (Vote Dulcie / Finbar 2008)
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To: gate2wire
LOL - Army-Navy game could get interesting around your house if all the family were there.

GO NAVY! ;-P

33 posted on 12/02/2006 10:19:12 AM PST by Allegra (Vote Dulcie / Finbar 2008)
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To: pandoraou812

Proud hardly describes it!

Not a 'leg'! Airborne!


34 posted on 12/02/2006 10:21:10 AM PST by airborne (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Jesus is the reason for the season!!)
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To: jwalsh07

They didn't tell us that...some were still saying that if the Army wanted us to have SPOUSES, they would have issued us one. Well, my (then-)husband and I joined on the buddy-plan after several years of marriage...so...

:-)


35 posted on 12/02/2006 10:42:45 AM PST by bannie
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To: Allegra
Thanks!

But he's not a hero. He's an American!


36 posted on 12/02/2006 10:53:19 AM PST by airborne (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Jesus is the reason for the season!!)
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To: jwalsh07; Peanut Gallery
My brother and father were Navy. My wife and I Army. My son in law Marine Corps. We embrace diversity.

LOL. So does my family.

Me.

My wife

My kid sister


37 posted on 12/02/2006 11:02:11 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Speel check? What for? It'll just become part of the FReeper lexicon.)
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To: patriciaruth; Monkey Face; neverdem; beyond the sea; martin_fierro; G8 Diplomat

Proud dad Ping!


38 posted on 12/02/2006 12:33:43 PM PST by airborne (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Jesus is the reason for the season!!)
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To: airborne

God's richest blessings on you and your family and my deepest gratitude to your wonderful son!


39 posted on 12/02/2006 1:08:13 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: airborne

God bless him and your family!


40 posted on 12/02/2006 1:09:21 PM PST by onyx (I'm now a minority and victim of the democrats, but with full and free entitlements!)
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To: onyx; Dawgreg; Winston4027

Thanks for the kind words!


42 posted on 12/02/2006 4:03:54 PM PST by airborne (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Jesus is the reason for the season!!)
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To: airborne


Be sure to add your son to our FR prayer lists for members and member's active duty family members.

God speed.


43 posted on 12/02/2006 4:07:13 PM PST by onyx (I'm now a minority and victim of the democrats, but with full and free entitlements!)
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To: airborne

Congrats; A Fort Bragg welcome to him when he gets here.


44 posted on 12/02/2006 4:35:49 PM PST by PeteB570 (Airborne, the only way to get to work early in the morning.)
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To: airborne

Thank God that men arise to defend the nation when we need them.

Keep the Merry Band of Patriots informed please.

Cheers!


45 posted on 12/02/2006 5:45:28 PM PST by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1562436/posts)
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To: patriciaruth

Thanks patriciaruth! The Scouts are going to be working on Christmas cards this Tuesday. I'm hoping to send some to Walter Reed also, but we'll be sure to send some overseas too.

BTW, my nephew and his wife have a new baby girl!


46 posted on 12/02/2006 7:11:03 PM PST by airborne (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Jesus is the reason for the season!!)
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To: airborne

Cool! Good luck to him.

Is this the same one who plays ice hockey?


47 posted on 12/02/2006 7:17:25 PM PST by G8 Diplomat
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To: airborne

"If you're not airborne then you're nobody" former 82nd jumper


48 posted on 12/02/2006 7:21:58 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: G8 Diplomat

I've got 2 sons and they both play hockey.

This one is 21 and plays both goalie and left wing. In fact he plays on two different teams and both are in playoff games this Monday.


49 posted on 12/02/2006 7:24:43 PM PST by airborne (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Jesus is the reason for the season!!)
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To: airborne

Please thank your sone for me & my daughters!


50 posted on 12/02/2006 7:29:36 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (SAY NO TO RUDY!)
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