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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.
The best our country has.
Thanks for thanking him.
Yes. God bless them all.
That’s priceless! Thanks, for sharing.
The left would say this...
One of my favorite quotes is “Opinions are like hemorrhoids every asshole has one”.
He had a limp, scars all over his arms, a warm smile and a twinkle in his eye.
Amen and amen.
If he’s anything like me, he’ll be smiling the rest of the day. :)
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.
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.
Thanks for posting this. Our military are our country’s finest.
“Opinions are like assholes...everybody has one, but very, very few are worth a close look.”
Siding with the enemy is not having an opinion, it’s treason.
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.
Supporting the enemy while in war has never been a right for any citizen.
Such unselfish humility betokens a genuine hero.
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
That is cute and sweet :)
Now that’s nice.
Thank you for the ping RDTF.
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.
Just typical of what I see on nearly every day. Modest, unassuming, resolute, determined, and brave.
nah. He knew.
Not half as smiley as I am. And......thank you for your service! Love you guys!
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.
Honey, I’m sure you made that guy’s day!
Oh, I hope so!
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.
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.
That’s sure the truth. My son does that, too - even in front of his liberal relatives!
To the Left, the only Good American Soldier is a Dead American Soldier.
Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters
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.
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.