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Our Troops

Posted on 07/31/2007 2:58:58 PM PDT by bp1310

I usually hate these things but this chain letter caught my eye. It is truly motivational and I wanted to share it.


TOPICS: Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: anamericansoldier; iraq; marines; tribute
NOTE: The song Far Away by Nickelback is suppose to play during this. I could not get it to work and remove the song code from here. If you would like to listen to the song while looking at this here is a link. http://youtube.com/watch?v=j4y-RzVGrHg I strongly advise to listen to the song while looking at this its worth it!!!




You stay up for 16 hours.
He stays up for days on end.




You take a warm shower to help you wake up.
He goes days or weeks without running water.




You complain of a "headache", and call in sick.
He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.




You put on your anti war/don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up with your friends.
He still fights for your right to wear that shirt.



You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you.
He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.




You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.
He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.




You complain about how hot it is.
He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow.




You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.
He doesn't get to eat today.




Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.
He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.




You go to the mall and get your hair redone.
He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today.




You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.
He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.




You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.
He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.




You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.
He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.




You roll your eyes as a baby cries.
He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet.




You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.
He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting.




You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.
He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded.




You see only what the media wants you to see.
He sees the broken bodies lying around him.




You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.
He does exactly what he is told even if it puts his life in danger.




You stay at home and watch TV.
He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat.




You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable.
He tries to sleep but gets woken by mortars and helicopters all night long.




If you support your troops, the click "reply to poster" copy all the codes, and repost the bulletin.

If you don't support your troops well, then don't re-post. You won't die in 7 days, your love life won't be affected, and you won't have the worst day ever. You don't have to repost. It's not like you know the men and women that are dying to preserve your rights.

























1 posted on 07/31/2007 2:58:59 PM PDT by bp1310
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To: bp1310
You hear the jokes about the war,

Yes.

...and make fun of men like him.

Go to hell.

2 posted on 07/31/2007 3:00:40 PM PDT by Petronski (imwithfred.com)
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To: Petronski

You’re a jerk.


3 posted on 07/31/2007 3:08:03 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: bp1310
God bless them all...and may this nation wake up to reality. After seeing this, I feel so much anger toward our media and liberals in general. The Democratic politicians in this country can carry the blood of the little girl blown to bits....if they weren't so hateful toward their own country and president, this war would have been won by now. God help us if we lose this thing.
4 posted on 07/31/2007 3:17:05 PM PDT by ladiesview61
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To: bp1310

BTTT!


5 posted on 07/31/2007 3:21:15 PM PDT by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)
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To: bp1310; ExTexasRedhead

Kinda of rough pictorially, but needs saying.


6 posted on 07/31/2007 3:23:20 PM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right.)
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To: ladiesview61
re: if they weren’t so hateful toward their own country and president, this war would have been won by now

That’s been my feeling from day one! Pointing that out seems to be one of the few things that can be said that will get the goat of the anti-war bunch. I mentioned it earlier and got a snippy, self-righteous response from one of them. They can’t have it both ways. Give aid and comfort and encouragement to the enemy and you have to bear some of the responsibility for the outcome.

7 posted on 07/31/2007 3:30:49 PM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: bp1310

I would really find some evil enjoyment from kicking the crap out of those two little POS’s holding the neon signs and standing on the American flag.


8 posted on 07/31/2007 3:32:15 PM PDT by JEC ((Pray for ALL our troops))
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To: bp1310

“Wow”!!!! a very good post, THANKS!!!!!!!:-)
Will forward to many.


9 posted on 07/31/2007 3:35:59 PM PDT by buck61
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To: JeanS

bp1310 since 7/31/2007.


10 posted on 07/31/2007 3:41:30 PM PDT by Darksheare ("Bah weep graaagnah wheep ni ni bong.")
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To: JEC
I would really find some evil enjoyment from kicking the crap out of those two little POS’s holding the neon signs and standing on the American flag.

That's the number two reason I can never go to a FReep; number one being, I can't get politically involved as a serving soldier. UCMJ is not your FRiend.

11 posted on 07/31/2007 3:42:51 PM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: bp1310

Welcome to Free Republic!

I especially always liked the last photo, “The Kiss”.


12 posted on 07/31/2007 3:44:14 PM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Darksheare

Fabulous first post! Why do you care that he signed up today?


13 posted on 07/31/2007 3:48:57 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: bp1310

Welcome to FR.

Thank you for posting this.


14 posted on 07/31/2007 3:50:17 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: JEC
I would really find some evil enjoyment from kicking the crap out of those two little POS’s holding the neon signs and standing on the American flag.

Isn't that the "Phelps" crew?

15 posted on 07/31/2007 3:55:24 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: SandRat; SLB

Here are some wonderful pictures of our brave men and women in Iraq.


16 posted on 07/31/2007 3:59:37 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (The Hunt for FRed November. 11/04/08)
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To: Stonewall Jackson; StarCMC; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Kathy in Alaska; Brad's Gramma; ...

HEROES!


17 posted on 07/31/2007 4:17:09 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Yup Heroes.


18 posted on 07/31/2007 4:28:47 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: JeanS

If it needs to be explained..


19 posted on 07/31/2007 4:36:12 PM PDT by Darksheare ("Bah weep graaagnah wheep ni ni bong.")
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To: bp1310
My son's in the Army - enlisted in time of war.

Putting the blue braid on his uniform was one of the proudest moments of my life.

20 posted on 07/31/2007 7:36:33 PM PDT by FierceDraka (I'm not against the government. The government is against ME.)
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To: Darksheare
If it needs to be explained..

Humor me. What is your problem with this post?

21 posted on 07/31/2007 8:20:26 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: JeanS

I am conservative. I am a republican. I to want to kick the crap out of those kids with the signs and standing on the flag just as much as anyone. I totally support the war.

To those who thought I supported this behavior and thought. I dont.


22 posted on 07/31/2007 8:38:48 PM PDT by bp1310
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To: Darksheare
The picture of the people holding the war protest signs INFURIATES me. While I know these people are exercising their precious 1st amendment rights, I too have the right to express my 1st Amendment rights. Our soldiers and Marines are doing more for women and their rights in Iraq than any of those bra burners could ever have dreamt of doing. My son has been “somewhere in Iraq” with the Marine Corps since March ‘07 and to think he and his friends are putting their all on the line for the likes of those scum not only saddens me but again ENRAGES me. I wish the anti-war/anti-Bush crowd would get their heads out of their liberal backside and consider that if not for these young men and women going to bat for all of us they would not nor could not protest in such a manner. I’d like to see them exercise this: Get behind the troops and if you can’t then stand in front of them!!!
23 posted on 07/31/2007 8:39:11 PM PDT by cwcsunflower (Sen Reid's treasonous statement)
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To: bp1310

We go about our daily lives and often lose sight of their sacrifice and pain. They are doing a good thing, giving people a chance to have freedom. I don’t care about the supposed motivations.


24 posted on 07/31/2007 11:53:32 PM PDT by TheThinker (Those who rewrite history doom others to repeat the past.)
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