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Salute to FReeper Veterans; Check In!
self | 11/11/2004 | RightOnline

Posted on 11/11/2004 3:57:16 AM PST by RightOnline

With Jim Robinson's permission (hopefully) and the cooperation of fellow FReepers, I'd like to reprise a "tradition" I began here some years ago on this Forum.

Today is the day that we, as a Nation, specifically set aside to express our thanks to all who have donned a uniform, rendered a salute, said 'good bye' to loved ones to travel to distant lands, and otherwise committed themselves to the defense of the United States of America.

This is your day, FReeper veterans. Whether you served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, or any other of the countless hot-spots around the globe, we salute you and thank you for your willingness to step up. Active duty, Reserves, National Guard, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard.....whatever service, no matter when, where, or how long, we thank you.

Check in and accept our salute in return.


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KEYWORDS: military; remembrance; thanks; veterans; veteransday
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Here's a link to a previous such thread that you all may find interesting:

Salute to FReeper Veterans; Check in!, 1999

RightOnline, USAF, SAC, KC-135 aircraft commander, 1977-1984.

1 posted on 11/11/2004 3:57:16 AM PST by RightOnline
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GOD BLESS AMERICA.


2 posted on 11/11/2004 3:58:39 AM PST by goarmy
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To: goarmy

US NAVY 1973-77


3 posted on 11/11/2004 4:01:12 AM PST by jaugust (Old Curmudgeon)
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To: RightOnline

Thanks to all Veterans on their day. GOD BLESS and THANK YOU!


4 posted on 11/11/2004 4:01:30 AM PST by Raffus (Thanks to all Veterans for their service to our Country.)
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To: RightOnline

Mike 1sg IANG 106 Co F AVN.....OIF 2003-04.....my hero


5 posted on 11/11/2004 4:01:50 AM PST by mystery-ak (This military family thanks America for re-electing our CinC)
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To: RightOnline

Army 85 - 90

Rangers Lead the Way


6 posted on 11/11/2004 4:02:11 AM PST by Greg_99 (Sua Sponte)
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To: RightOnline

Primatreat us5344.... '66-68. USATCA , funeral escort


7 posted on 11/11/2004 4:02:12 AM PST by primatreat (Kerry Who?)
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To: RightOnline

Jaxter, USAF - '68-'75 - Vietnam, '70-'71 - Plus a couple of tours in Korea at Osan & Taegu.


8 posted on 11/11/2004 4:02:33 AM PST by Jaxter ("Guys like John Kerry spit on guys like me. I've been waiting 33 years to spit back.")
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To: RightOnline

US Navy 1965-1969.


9 posted on 11/11/2004 4:03:27 AM PST by Aeronaut (This is no ordinary time. And George W. Bush is no ordinary leader." --George Pataki)
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To: RightOnline

US ARMY - Gulf War I


10 posted on 11/11/2004 4:04:51 AM PST by wouldntbprudent ("Tell the truth. The Pajama People are watching you.")
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To: Raffus

Thanks to all Vets and this one too
http://www.kemah.net/majordad/


11 posted on 11/11/2004 4:05:26 AM PST by BellStar (Oyez, oyez! All rise for the Honorable Chief Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: RightOnline

USAF 1968 - 1972
AFRTS


12 posted on 11/11/2004 4:05:57 AM PST by WIright
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To: primatreat

U.S.Navy ,Fighter Squadron 143Pukin Dogs 69-70, Fighter Squadron 154 70-72 Black Knights


13 posted on 11/11/2004 4:06:02 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: RightOnline

US Army 1989-1997 (including reserves).

God bless this great country!

And my own thanks to all the veterans who paved the way for me and who have followed that path after!


14 posted on 11/11/2004 4:06:20 AM PST by MortMan (John Kerry - Lt. Clueless, Junior Grade)
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To: RightOnline

USAF 1978-1982 2044th COMM GP - Pentagon

God Bless America


15 posted on 11/11/2004 4:06:43 AM PST by TruthFactor (A mind is a terrible thing to waste with a PC Education.)
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To: RightOnline

Semper Fi

USMC 1979-1985


16 posted on 11/11/2004 4:07:23 AM PST by gljones
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To: RightOnline

USAF 1967-1971


17 posted on 11/11/2004 4:07:46 AM PST by kempster
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To: RightOnline
US Army - 1973-1996.. 11th ACR, 2nd ACR, 3rd ACR, 1/4 CAV and a few REMF units.
18 posted on 11/11/2004 4:08:03 AM PST by Recon by Fire
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To: wouldntbprudent

USAF '69-'86 USAFR '86-89 USAFR '99- ?


19 posted on 11/11/2004 4:08:22 AM PST by Check6
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To: RightOnline

1/75 Ranger Bn. 1981-1985, Grenada , Headed to Iraq in a couple of Mo. Sua Sponte.


20 posted on 11/11/2004 4:09:06 AM PST by RGRX
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To: RightOnline

CheneyChick - Operation Enduring Freedom/Afghanistan - 2004
US ARMY - PSYOP SGT


21 posted on 11/11/2004 4:09:37 AM PST by CheneyChick
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To: RightOnline
Army Security Agency -- '69-'71.

Ditties drive yah nuts ;-)

****

May God Bless America...........and, May God Bless all Vets and all good citizens.

22 posted on 11/11/2004 4:11:00 AM PST by beyond the sea (ab9usa4uandme)
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To: goarmy
Frank Guy Arrigo T/5 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team "The Rock Force" WWII, my dad put up the flag on Corregidor under sniper fire when McArthur retook the "ROCK".

Ralph L. Keasling, original member of Merrill's Mauraders 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), Jimmy Keasling career 20 year USAF (Ret)(hubby's uncles)

Dennis Keasling USAF, 498 Tactical MSL GP (PACAF) 1966-1970 Sgt E-4 Vietnam Era Vet, Rocket Engine Mechnic for the Mace Missisle system. I laid Dennis to rest Nov 2, 2004.

23 posted on 11/11/2004 4:11:14 AM PST by GailA (Praise GOD and our Lord Jesus GW won.)
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To: RightOnline

USN, Submarine Service 79 - 88.

Proudly taking part in Reagan's War on Terror.


24 posted on 11/11/2004 4:11:44 AM PST by deaconjim (Freep the world!)
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USAF Retired... 1972 - 1995
GOD BLESS AMERICIA
GOD BLESS George W. Bush


25 posted on 11/11/2004 4:14:36 AM PST by B-52 Vet
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To: RightOnline

Enlisted 3 December 1969.
Vietnam (1970 - 1971)
Ft Knox (1971-1973)
Bootstrap to finish my BS at Western Kentucky University (1974-1975)
Germany - (1975-1978)
Ft Hood, 1st Cavalry Division "THE FIRST TEAM" (1978 - 1981)
Germany - (1981-1983)
Ft Hood, 2nd Armored Division "HELL ON WHEELS" (1983 - 1985)
Left active duty in August 1985 to work as a Department of the Army Civilian.
United States Army Reserve (1985 - 1988)
Kentucky Army National Guard (1988 - 1994)
Retired from the Kentucky National Guard in December 1994 as a CW3.

Still working as a Department of the Army Civilian at the Unit of Action Manuever Battle Lab located at Ft Knox.


26 posted on 11/11/2004 4:14:40 AM PST by SLB ("We must lay before Him what is in us, not what ought to be in us." C. S. Lewis)
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U.S. Navy 1981 - 1992, Fast Attack Submarines


27 posted on 11/11/2004 4:15:22 AM PST by PogySailor
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To: RightOnline

Checking in! 7-7-64 to 11-1-96, ARNG, USAR FA, Inf, CAV, SigC


28 posted on 11/11/2004 4:16:16 AM PST by Redleg Duke (Pass Tort Reform Now! Make the bottom clean for the catfish!)
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To: RGRX

U.S. Navy 1974 to 1986, EMC USS Pharris FF-1094, USS Frank Cable AS-40, U.S. Navy Recruiting in Las Vegas, NV and finally USS Wadsworth FFG-9.


29 posted on 11/11/2004 4:17:30 AM PST by Wooly
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US Army 1981 - 1990


30 posted on 11/11/2004 4:18:11 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate ((This space for let))
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Army 1986-1992

Engineer 62F


31 posted on 11/11/2004 4:19:30 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (don't be lazy look it up))
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2/7 USMC 82-86, 3rd ANGLICO 86-88, 109th ACS UANG, Kirkuk, Iraq 2004.


32 posted on 11/11/2004 4:20:41 AM PST by Gum Shoe
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To: RightOnline

Thank you all for your service to your country!


33 posted on 11/11/2004 4:20:42 AM PST by Twinkie
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To: RightOnline

USNR 1966-1972 - USS Robert H. McCard, Gulf of Tonkin 1967-68


34 posted on 11/11/2004 4:21:13 AM PST by Vermonter
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To: Redleg Duke

USAF - 1981 to 2001, Misawa, Japan; Kelly AFB, Tx; Bad Aibling Germany; Eglin AFB, Fla; Elmendorf AFB, AK; Fort Meade, MD; with a host of TDY's to Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and other lovely spots around the globe.


35 posted on 11/11/2004 4:21:36 AM PST by jrsdls
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US Army 1981-1984 Stationed in Okinawa, Japan and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri


36 posted on 11/11/2004 4:21:55 AM PST by Gillmeister
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To: RightOnline

USAF, Retired. 1976-1998. Wings over the World.


37 posted on 11/11/2004 4:23:36 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: RightOnline
Thanks vets and all who serve.

US NAVY 1985-1995
38 posted on 11/11/2004 4:23:43 AM PST by KillTime (Bush's secret weapon: Ta-Ra-Za)
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To: RightOnline

Cpl. USMC, Viet Nam era, no combat, not a hero, not a military genius, but nonetheless a proud Marine who believed we were on the eve of possible destruction on Nov. 1st when there still was a chance that the traitorous Kewwy might win.


39 posted on 11/11/2004 4:24:41 AM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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For my husband Rafterman

US Navy 1985-1996


40 posted on 11/11/2004 4:25:29 AM PST by Brytani ("Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work - Edison)
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To: RightOnline
U.S. Air Force 1973-1977.


41 posted on 11/11/2004 4:26:02 AM PST by MoodyBlu (Still searching for the elusive tagline...)
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To: RightOnline

USAF 1986-90. Thanks to all veterans out there and God bless our current Soldiers/Sailors/Airmen/Marines!


42 posted on 11/11/2004 4:27:46 AM PST by go-dubya-04
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To: KillTime

Ken Daves, USAF (Ret.). USAFSS/ESC- Okinawa; NKP, Thailand; Osan, Korea


43 posted on 11/11/2004 4:28:04 AM PST by ekwd
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To: RightOnline

God Bless America and THANK YOU!!!


44 posted on 11/11/2004 4:30:12 AM PST by MissyMa
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To: RightOnline

USN and USNR 1977 to 2000


45 posted on 11/11/2004 4:31:32 AM PST by Non-Sequitur (Jefferson Davis - the first 'selected, not elected' president.)
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To: RightOnline

God Bless America! I love this country.Thanks mom and dad for coming to this wonderful country.
U.S.M.C.Reserve 1957-1963


46 posted on 11/11/2004 4:31:41 AM PST by ardara
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To: RightOnline
USAREUR, 1978-81, Missile Firing Platoon Leader, 1/333d Field Artillery (LANCE)

OKARNG, 1981-84, Firing Battery XO, 1/160 Field Artillery, (105mm)

Artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl.

47 posted on 11/11/2004 4:31:49 AM PST by T-Bird45
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To: RightOnline
U.S. Navy (Sea Bee's) 1959-1962 (in at 17, out at 21 ... "kiddie cruiser")

Boot Camp = Great Lakes Naval Training Center

Sea Bee Builders School, Pt. Huneme, Ca

Fasron 200, Blackbushe ... West Malling, GB

MCB 6, Davisville, RI

MCB 6, Roosevelt Rhodes, PR

God bless our armed forces, present and past.

48 posted on 11/11/2004 4:31:59 AM PST by G.Mason (A war mongering, UN hating, military industrial complex loving, Al Qaeda incinerating American.)
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To: RightOnline
US AF 1979-1984 (myself)

US Army- 101st Airborne Division-1957-1962 (Father/died at Ft Campbell, KY saving another soldier's life on a training mission)

US Army (Grandfather) - served during WWII.

I salute all those who have served and will serve.
49 posted on 11/11/2004 4:32:22 AM PST by Ginifer
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USMC 1966-1968, Viet Nam 1967-1968


50 posted on 11/11/2004 4:32:32 AM PST by velund
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