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5/16/05 | Guard Dog

Posted on 05/16/2005 8:38:26 AM PDT by Guard Dog

I just read a post on conservative blog that stated few freepers were veterans (implication was that we were chicken hawks). Having conversed with many of you and met a few, I do not believe that is the case. But it did get me wondering, who among us is active or prior service veterans? Awright you freeper vets SOUND OFF!


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KEYWORDS: marinecorps; marines; military; psudeoconservative; usmc; veterans
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To: Guard Dog

USAF 1961-1966


401 posted on 05/16/2005 11:15:19 AM PDT by RhoTheta (US out of the UN, now!)
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To: Guard Dog

NAVY 1977 - 1981
U.S.S. SARATOGA

INVICTUS GALLUS GLADIATOR


402 posted on 05/16/2005 11:16:44 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Guard Dog

Former Sgt., USMC, RVN 65-66


403 posted on 05/16/2005 11:19:18 AM PDT by theirjustdue
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To: Lazamataz

Is that aircraft carrier that was on eBay a while back still available? There was also an ICBM base somewhere in the state of Washington for sale too.


404 posted on 05/16/2005 11:19:33 AM PDT by xp38
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To: AgentEcho

I was Army Security Agency (ASA) but last I heard, the group has been deactivated.


405 posted on 05/16/2005 11:22:52 AM PDT by toddlintown (Your papers please.)
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To: Lazamataz
I was pinged to your delightful post. We already are the Special Ops people of the media world. That will have to suffice, but it looks like that will be enough.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column: "We Have Seen the Light"

406 posted on 05/16/2005 11:23:11 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob (For copies of my speech, "Dealing with Outlaw Judges," please Freepmail me.)
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To: All

I would love to see DU try to post something like this.


407 posted on 05/16/2005 11:24:44 AM PDT by U S Army EOD (My US Army daughter out shot everybody in her basic training company.)
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To: All
How beautiful all of you are. God bless each and everyone of you for keeping us free. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I know what veterns mean to this country. My dad served in WW2 and the Korean conflict.

408 posted on 05/16/2005 11:24:58 AM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: Guard Dog
Army brat and Daughter of retired Army Officer.

Husband is retired USAF and a full time C-130 Flight Instructor at the C-130 School.

sw

409 posted on 05/16/2005 11:26:06 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Guard Dog

US Army active duty, 1978-81 (Wiesbaden, W. Germany)
Oklahoma Army National Guard, 1981-84.

Field Artillery officer: LANCE missile (active duty), 105mm Howitzer (OKARNG)


410 posted on 05/16/2005 11:26:20 AM PDT by T-Bird45
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To: Guard Dog

Currently serving as an 11B (Infantry) in the National Guard.


411 posted on 05/16/2005 11:27:01 AM PDT by chudogg (www.chudogg.blogspot.com)
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To: Guard Dog; Taxman; Warrior Nurse; opbuzz; RaceBannon; A.A. Cunningham; ken5050

USMC 1970-1992 here.


412 posted on 05/16/2005 11:28:12 AM PDT by Chieftain (Thanks to the Swift Boat Veterans, Vietnam Veterans, and POW's for Truth for standing tall.)
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To: Guard Dog
U.S. Army 1971-72
Central Highlands VN
FO for DivArty 23rd Inf. Div.
Volunteered for the draft.

________________________________________________________

A thread posted 11/11/99 - Salute to FReeper Veterans; Check In!

413 posted on 05/16/2005 11:28:38 AM PDT by Eagle9
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To: toddlintown; Temple Owl
I was Army Security Agency (ASA) but last I heard, the group has been deactivated.

Ping to post 405

414 posted on 05/16/2005 11:29:27 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: All

US Navy 1957-62.


415 posted on 05/16/2005 11:29:33 AM PDT by agedav (the aviation theologian)
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To: Logic n' Reason
Air Force and Army???

Get around, dontcha?

416 posted on 05/16/2005 11:29:39 AM PDT by LilDarlin (Being very feminine got me this far; it will get me the rest of the way, too!)
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To: Blue Screen of Death

"Army Security Agency (Bad Aibling, Germany) 1964-1968"

ASA-94G3LGMK3 German Language, Kitzingen (near Wuerzburg), 1974-1978


417 posted on 05/16/2005 11:31:29 AM PDT by toddlintown (Your papers please.)
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To: Guard Dog
USMC.....Retired
418 posted on 05/16/2005 11:31:59 AM PDT by maineman
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To: Guard Dog
USAF Retired after 22 years.

Stationed at Lackland, Chanute, Kirtland, Hessisch-Oldendorf Air Station, England AFB, Rhein Main AB, George AFB, Tyndall AFB.

Vietnam Era Vet - Granada, Panama, and DESERT STORM.

419 posted on 05/16/2005 11:32:25 AM PDT by mbynack
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To: U S Army EOD

Last effort DU made to enter the jet age......

http://runryder.com/helicopter/gallery/12783/Redneck_JetBike.jpg

Stay safe !


420 posted on 05/16/2005 11:33:36 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Guard Dog

USAF 1970-1985


421 posted on 05/16/2005 11:33:52 AM PDT by AndrewC (Darwinian logic -- It is just-so if it is just-so)
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To: Congressman Billybob
I was pinged to your delightful post. We already are the Special Ops people of the media world. That will have to suffice, but it looks like that will be enough.

I still say that there is no problem that cannot be solved by a 155 mm howitzer shell.

In fact, I believe in this so heartily that I custom-made a pin:


422 posted on 05/16/2005 11:35:13 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Not Elected Pope Since 4/19/2005.)
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To: Guard Dog

Vietnam Vet, US Army, 66-68


423 posted on 05/16/2005 11:36:16 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet
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To: Guard Dog

USAF Brat - '53-'71
El Cid (USAF Contract) '72-'75
USAF '76-'96
USAF Retired and DoD contractor '96-present

Do I get a prize?


424 posted on 05/16/2005 11:43:42 AM PDT by plsjr (one of His <><)
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To: 26lemoncharlie

well thanks :)


425 posted on 05/16/2005 11:45:10 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (I joined the EEEVVIILLLL Sam's Club on Friday, April 22nd, 2005.....)
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To: areafiftyone

all the time all over again :)


426 posted on 05/16/2005 11:45:24 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (I joined the EEEVVIILLLL Sam's Club on Friday, April 22nd, 2005.....)
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To: MikeinIraq

I don't know if you are a Monty Python fan but I immediately thought of their deja vu skit when you posted!


427 posted on 05/16/2005 11:46:59 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: Eagle9
Correction on the link posted in #413.

A thread posted on 11/11/99 - Salute to FReeper Veterans; Check In!

428 posted on 05/16/2005 11:48:00 AM PDT by Eagle9
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To: Guard Dog

U.S.Army 1958-1962


429 posted on 05/16/2005 11:48:12 AM PDT by Rappini (Remember Joe Foss)
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To: Guard Dog

U.S.Army 1958-1962


430 posted on 05/16/2005 11:49:49 AM PDT by Rappini (Remember Joe Foss)
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To: Guard Dog
One year in-country Vietnam 10/67-10/68. About 20 months active duty total. Honorable Discharge July 72 after 6 year enlistment USNR (Believe it or not, reserves WERE activated and sent into Vietnam)

Nam Vet

431 posted on 05/16/2005 11:54:10 AM PDT by Nam Vet (MSM reporters think the MOIST dream they had the night before is a "reliable source".)
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To: Guard Dog

Thanks for posting his, Guard Dog. You gave us the opportunity to see what fine company we're in. God bless these folks.


432 posted on 05/16/2005 11:54:17 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Hand em their arse

7 1/2 :)


433 posted on 05/16/2005 11:54:43 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (I joined the EEEVVIILLLL Sam's Club on Friday, April 22nd, 2005.....)
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To: JCRoberts
Served in USMC 1994-1998. Saw no action, but survived 4 years with President Clinton as CIC. Ohh rah!

I came into the AF under Carter (77) and left after Clinton got re-elected (97). I miss military life and would probably still be in if Clinton had been removed/not been re-elected.

Of course if I WAS still in, I would probably be on the fat-boy program...LOL

The best years of my life were under Reagan and Bush 1.

Eagles up, Marine!

434 posted on 05/16/2005 11:56:32 AM PDT by hattend (Alaska....in a time warp all it's own!)
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To: Guard Dog

USNR 1966-68


435 posted on 05/16/2005 11:58:21 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: An Old Marine
Marines '63-'74, '80-'84, '90-'92

Just couldn't stay away from the "fun" huh? :-)

436 posted on 05/16/2005 11:59:45 AM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: U S Army EOD
I would love to see DU try to post something like this.

Yes.. 10 posting past military record and 350 calling them trolls & telling them to go back to FRee Republic!

437 posted on 05/16/2005 12:03:37 PM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: Squantos

They have a higher technology base than I thought they did, they understand what venturis are for, can't wait to he lights off the afterburner./p>


438 posted on 05/16/2005 12:08:16 PM PDT by U S Army EOD (My US Army daughter out shot everybody in her basic training company.)
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To: Nam Vet

We had a crowd of folks in the Lincolnton/Washington, GA who joined a Reserve Transportation unit to avoid the draft. They went around openly bragging about what they had done to stay out of Vietnam. About two months later, guess which unit got activated and went to Vietnam?


439 posted on 05/16/2005 12:11:29 PM PDT by U S Army EOD (My US Army daughter out shot everybody in her basic training company.)
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To: areafiftyone

I have seen the Life of Brian and the Holy Grail, but thats about it....

and my elbow was just a flesh wound!!


440 posted on 05/16/2005 12:11:36 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (I joined the EEEVVIILLLL Sam's Club on Friday, April 22nd, 2005.....)
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To: Guard Dog

USAR 87-89
Active Army 89-93


441 posted on 05/16/2005 12:12:06 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (The MRS wanted to go to an expensive place to eat so I took her to the gas station.)
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To: Guard Dog
Dear Dog, Nam Vets, families, active duty personnel, and all other patriotic Americans.

This is something I was inspired to compose on the night before the elections (November 1st last year at about 5:00 p.m.); so certain was I, that Kerry would lose the election and that "we" Nam Vets and all those who worked so diligently to help us expose this “Phony-Fraud-Traitor”--while not the ONLY reason, would definitely, be a key factor in his losing the election.

Though I sent copies to several Nam Vets and other individuals that night, it has never been publicly posted, though Gary, at Viper http://members.aol.com/viperash50/page2/index.htm did post it on his site (A GREAT PLACE FOR NAM VETS AND OTHERS TO VISIT) and made a slight adjustment—which was fine by me—and is listed under “The Real Reason Kerry Lost the Election.”

Perhaps, this is the right time and the right place to post it and here, on FreeRepublic which is undoubtedly one of the best places to do so, where, the majority are true, honorable, Patriotic Americans.

If anyone who is interested and cannot save this, please email me and I’ll send you a copy of mine.

Anyone is welcome and fee to share with whoever and as I am not certain who and how to “ping” (still being a “newbie” with only 9 months experience LOL) please feel free to do so for me. Thanks.

God Bless all Freepers; God Bless our Military, and may He watch over them; and God Bless America.

(In order to save bandwidth I have reduced the size and therefore, am including the poem to make it easier to read)




442 posted on 05/16/2005 12:13:37 PM PDT by An American Patriot ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME"-- the opportunity to get the Hell out of here! Bye Bye VT- Hello, VA)
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To: Guard Dog

U.S.Army 82-85. Hawk Air Defense, as per my home page.


443 posted on 05/16/2005 12:15:36 PM PDT by bad company ("A word to the wise ain't necessary -- it's the stupid ones that need the advice.")
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To: Guard Dog

USMC

OCS 1972
RELAD 1979
USMCR Ret 1995

Major, Air Support Control Officer, WTI


444 posted on 05/16/2005 12:17:30 PM PDT by opbuzz (Right way, wrong way, Marine way)
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To: toddlintown
I was Army Security Agency (ASA) but last I heard, the group has been deactivated.

Me Too, From 1947 to1954. Vint Hill Farms, Va., Frankfurt, Herzo Base, Scheyern, 116th signal service, , Baumgartner, Fulda, Wasserkuppe and about a dozen other place in Germany along with a stop in Trieste. We practically knew the Russians by their given names.

445 posted on 05/16/2005 12:21:17 PM PDT by Temple Owl (19064)
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To: Busywhiskers
The only combat I saw envolved intoxicated GI's in the bars of Grafenwohr, Germany while I was over there helping to protect the free world from the scourges of the godless communist.

I spent two years in last graph. 83-85. I was with A and HQ 3/60.

446 posted on 05/16/2005 12:21:20 PM PDT by bad company ("A word to the wise ain't necessary -- it's the stupid ones that need the advice.")
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To: Guard Dog

I am proud to have had the opportunity to serve in the United States Army Field Artillery from 1966 to 1980. I served in Vietnam in 1968-69 with the 1st Bn 92d FA.


447 posted on 05/16/2005 12:22:47 PM PDT by Chuckster ("Silence is not golden. It is yellow" Senator Zell Miller)
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To: Guard Dog

Well there are a bunch of wusses here. On every other posting board I'm on I'm the only guy that was regular Army. Everybody else was spec-ops or some such thing.


448 posted on 05/16/2005 12:24:28 PM PDT by bad company ("A word to the wise ain't necessary -- it's the stupid ones that need the advice.")
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To: Guard Dog

I spent a 4-year active duty enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corps.


449 posted on 05/16/2005 12:27:16 PM PDT by USMC79to83
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To: Guard Dog

U.S. Army 1980 to 1991. Both enlisted and commissioned.


450 posted on 05/16/2005 12:27:41 PM PDT by PsyOp (Without an accurate conception of danger we cannot understand war. - Clauswitz, On War, 1832.)
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