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No Problem M'am, Glad to do it!
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Posted on 08/25/2007 3:46:56 PM PDT by Pure Country

I just have to share this...

Was just at the store and noticed a very handsome young man in front of me in-line. A tatoo on his arm said Iraq, something to August, 2007. I got his attention and thanked him for his service.

He looked me straight in the eye and said, "No problem m'am, glad to do it." I asked him his name and he replied, "American soldier, m'am, just American soldier." then he winked at me and walked out.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: anamericansoldier
Tears.........
1 posted on 08/25/2007 3:46:58 PM PDT by Pure Country
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To: Pure Country

The best our country has.

Thanks for thanking him.


2 posted on 08/25/2007 3:48:50 PM PDT by eyespysomething
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To: Pure Country

>Tears...<

Yes. God bless them all.


3 posted on 08/25/2007 3:49:36 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: Pure Country

That’s priceless! Thanks, for sharing.


4 posted on 08/25/2007 3:49:54 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Pure Country
While I would say God Bless Him...

The left would say this...


5 posted on 08/25/2007 3:53:17 PM PDT by ConservativeofColor
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To: ConservativeofColor
Everyone has a right to their own opinions, but I believe I have a right to dislike their opinions.

One of my favorite quotes is “Opinions are like hemorrhoids every asshole has one”.

6 posted on 08/25/2007 3:58:34 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: eyespysomething

He had a limp, scars all over his arms, a warm smile and a twinkle in his eye.


7 posted on 08/25/2007 3:59:06 PM PDT by Pure Country
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To: Paperdoll

Amen and amen.


8 posted on 08/25/2007 3:59:57 PM PDT by Pure Country
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To: Pure Country

If he’s anything like me, he’ll be smiling the rest of the day. :)


9 posted on 08/25/2007 4:00:37 PM PDT by SoldierMedic (Rowan Walter, 23 Feb 2007 Ramadi)
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To: Pure Country

God bless him and all his fellow soldiers. They are truly our finest. The protestors look like the dregs they are, next to these guys.


10 posted on 08/25/2007 4:02:04 PM PDT by mrsmel (Free Ramos and Compean! Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: Pure Country; SE Mom; freema; SandRat; RedRover; Cindy; StarCMC

proud ping!


11 posted on 08/25/2007 4:03:10 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: Recon Dad

We had a similar phrase that was used on our O.R. Everyone has opinions just like they do A**holes but they shouldn’t show em off.


12 posted on 08/25/2007 4:05:37 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Pure Country

Thanks for posting this. Our military are our country’s finest.


13 posted on 08/25/2007 4:05:54 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: Recon Dad

“Opinions are like assholes...everybody has one, but very, very few are worth a close look.”


14 posted on 08/25/2007 4:06:52 PM PDT by Viet Vet in Augusta GA
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To: Recon Dad

Siding with the enemy is not having an opinion, it’s treason.


15 posted on 08/25/2007 4:07:33 PM PDT by ConservativeofColor
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To: Pure Country

Good for you. I do the same thing. It’s nice to see a better reception for today’s troops than what occurred in the 1960’s.


16 posted on 08/25/2007 4:07:56 PM PDT by Viet Vet in Augusta GA
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To: Recon Dad

Supporting the enemy while in war has never been a right for any citizen.


17 posted on 08/25/2007 4:14:18 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Viet Vet in Augusta GA

Such unselfish humility betokens a genuine hero.


18 posted on 08/25/2007 4:14:23 PM PDT by VR-21
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To: RDTF; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; ...

I had a moment like this just the other day. Saw a man at the gas station, traveling a distance from the look of things.

His hair was very close on the sides, and very short on the top. I pulled out and swung up next to his vehicle, low and slow. Rolling the window down, I got his attention and said,

“I want you to know,

that’s my favorite haircut in the whole world.”

And gave him a wink.

He looked at me a moment, then broke out into a smile that lit up my world


19 posted on 08/25/2007 4:15:17 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Mother, and FRiend)
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To: freema

That is cute and sweet :)


20 posted on 08/25/2007 4:43:40 PM PDT by mrsmel (Free Ramos and Compean! Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: RDTF

Now that’s nice.

Thank you for the ping RDTF.


21 posted on 08/25/2007 4:56:14 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: mrsmel

22 posted on 08/25/2007 4:58:32 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Mother, and FRiend)
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To: Pure Country

Just awesome!

LBT
......


23 posted on 08/25/2007 5:16:04 PM PDT by LiberalBassTurds (The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists are Muslims! -- Abdulrahman Al-Rashed)
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To: freema
Last week, I was grocery shopping overheard a little boy (maybe 3 YO or so) talking to his daddy.

Boy: Dad weren't you in Afghanistan?
Dad: Yeah. Hey, do you like these Oatmeal Pies?
Boy: But where is Afghanistan?
Dad: Buddy, it's a whole different part of the world. Do you want donuts?
Boy: So, what's it called there?
Dad: It's called ...Afghanistan.

At this point I started to chuckle. Geez, how many times have we all been shopping, just trying to get the heck out, and your little kid keeps asking questions and distracting you?

I thought the whole thing was just as cute as can be. Dad noticed me laughing and got a little huffy saying, "Well, I don't know how to explain it to him!"

Then he hurried away. It didn't occur to me until minutes later that he might have thought I was laughing at him. I wish I'd thought to say something nice.

24 posted on 08/25/2007 5:19:12 PM PDT by Dianna
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To: RDTF

Just typical of what I see on nearly every day. Modest, unassuming, resolute, determined, and brave.


25 posted on 08/25/2007 5:25:37 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Dianna

nah. He knew.


26 posted on 08/25/2007 5:30:39 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: SoldierMedic

Not half as smiley as I am. And......thank you for your service! Love you guys!


27 posted on 08/25/2007 5:35:34 PM PDT by Pure Country
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To: Dianna

I hope he knew.

I racked my brain to think of what to say, the whole time looking at him and hoping he didn’t see me looking at him and thinking I was nuts while I figured out what to say.

Sometimes, it’s awkward.


28 posted on 08/25/2007 5:51:03 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Mother, and FRiend)
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To: freema

Honey, I’m sure you made that guy’s day!


29 posted on 08/25/2007 5:58:42 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

Oh, I hope so!


30 posted on 08/25/2007 6:00:25 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Mother, and FRiend)
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To: SoldierMedic

Thank you.


31 posted on 08/25/2007 6:07:57 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Pure Country

Beautiful.

I had a similar experience. While leaving a coffee place, I saw two soldiers in their camo, waiting in line. I went back to the line, shook each of their hands and thanked them for our service. The first soldier just smiled and said, “It’s my honor, ma’am.”

(lump in throat)

God bless them all.


32 posted on 08/25/2007 6:16:18 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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To: bootless

Our young men in uniform are mature beyond their years. Their smiles are worthy of the purest gold, and our reward for taking the time to thank them is priceless. They give us so much for which to be proud and thankful.


33 posted on 08/25/2007 6:29:00 PM PDT by Pure Country
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To: Pure Country

That’s sure the truth. My son does that, too - even in front of his liberal relatives!


34 posted on 08/25/2007 6:31:24 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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To: ConservativeofColor

To the Left, the only Good American Soldier is a Dead American Soldier.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


35 posted on 08/25/2007 6:34:17 PM PDT by bray (Member of the FR President Bush underground)
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To: Jen's Mom; Tut

ping


36 posted on 08/25/2007 6:37:07 PM PDT by Kaslin (The Surge is working and the li(e)berals know it)
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To: Mr. Lucky; Pure Country

No problem.

One training day was just terrible. Nothing was going right, so by quitting time I was just in a very foul mood. On my rear windshield I have a sticker that says “Combat medic”, and somebody must have thought that was interesting, because as I was sitting at a red light the car next to me rolled down his window. “Are you in the military?” he asked, not noticing my ACUs. “Yeah,” I replied, wary because I’m in Seattle, a liberal hotbed. “Thanks for everything you do,” is what he said. And with that, that crappy day flipped a 180, and I was sporting a smile all the way home.


37 posted on 08/26/2007 4:52:36 AM PDT by SoldierMedic (Rowan Walter, 23 Feb 2007 Ramadi)
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To: SoldierMedic
“Thanks for everything you do,” is what he said. And with that, that crappy day flipped a 180, and I was sporting a smile all the way home.

Bless that man for honoring you and for what you have done for our country. I guess we just don't realize what a small word of kindness can do for someone. I Praise God for all our servicemen and servicewomen. We have two Congressional Medal of Honor Men in our family and they have both passed away in the last five years. One from Iwo Jima and one from Viet Nam. They were so humble and honorable.

38 posted on 08/26/2007 5:50:09 AM PDT by Pure Country
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