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Free Republic Military?
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

Proud PBR sailor here--four years USN, less an early-out for in-country VN service.


501 posted on 05/16/2005 2:51:32 PM PDT by umbagi (Monthly donor [entry level])
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To: Guard Dog
Please post a link to the blog?
502 posted on 05/16/2005 2:52:13 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Guard Dog

USAF 1959 to 1981. Retired as Master Sergeant. Proud of every damn minute I served!


503 posted on 05/16/2005 2:53:51 PM PDT by Don Carlos (Me cache en los Moros. (Ancient Spanish curse))
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To: Guard Dog

U.S. Navy/Submarine Service/USS Sunfish SSN-649
1978-1981


504 posted on 05/16/2005 2:55:28 PM PDT by TexConfederate1861 (There are two kinds of ships: Submarines & TARGETS!)
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To: Guard Dog

USAF, USAFR, and Air National Guard vet. Captain Gato reporting in.


505 posted on 05/16/2005 2:56:38 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: Guard Dog
1966-1972 U.S. Nsvy, Vietnam Class of '70........

Served with pride.

Greg

506 posted on 05/16/2005 2:56:45 PM PDT by gwmoore (As the manual for the Russian Nagant revolver states: "Target Practice:'At the Deserter, FIRE' '')
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To: ExSoldier

Don't have a link, I was on a work computer at the time. It was a comment posted in response to an article on base closings on informedsources.com yesterday. The word "chickenhawk" was not used, but it was implied...


507 posted on 05/16/2005 3:05:02 PM PDT by Guard Dog (The strong do what they can, the weak suffer what they must)
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To: JZelle
Boom operator!? I heard you guys had to be crazy to do that.

Not nearly as crazy as the guys in the little aircraft (or not so little in the case of the B-52, B-1, B-2, C-5, C-17, C-141, and E-4) that they stick that thing into. Unless of course one is a long ways from a friendly runway and running on fumes, but most folks will do some pretty crazy stuff when they get desperate.

508 posted on 05/16/2005 3:10:22 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: Guard Dog

USMC - 1962-1967
Semper Fi


509 posted on 05/16/2005 3:10:28 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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US Navy Boatswain's Mate

'93-'97

USS Peleliu


510 posted on 05/16/2005 3:13:43 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: Guard Dog

Yep, me to. Navy fighter pilot from Nov. 1953 to retirement in summer of 1978.

Fly Navy...
Al


511 posted on 05/16/2005 3:15:45 PM PDT by UpToHere
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To: Guard Dog; ExSoldier

Besides, if we all chimed in, we'd cook their puny little servers.

Heh-heh!


512 posted on 05/16/2005 3:15:53 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: Red Badger
I suppose South Central LA would count, too. Or DC for that matter......

Nope, you can't legally shoot back in those place, as in a war and in Kentucky I would suppose. Actually you can shoot back, but you can't have a gun to shoot with, a real catch 22.

513 posted on 05/16/2005 3:17:25 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: Guard Dog

I was in the USAF from 1973-1981.


514 posted on 05/16/2005 3:18:50 PM PDT by usflagwaver
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To: Guard Dog
Read the title and thought Hot D@mn..Free Republic is gonna have it's own military! Where do I sign up. Alas not so...but my salute to those who haved served and to those who are currently serving...God bless you.

Red

515 posted on 05/16/2005 3:19:23 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (God bless America...land that I love...stand beside her and guide her...)
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To: Guard Dog

US Air Force. 1967 to 1987. Retired Msgt. Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam, 1970 to 1971.


516 posted on 05/16/2005 3:20:16 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: Guard Dog

Retired Army Major 72-92!


517 posted on 05/16/2005 3:20:59 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God bless our troops!! Our President and those who fight against the awful commie, liberal left!!)
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To: DustyMoment
Older Brother (USA)

lol : :big grin: :

Mine would be:
Older Brother: (Moonbat, Lefty whacko)

LOL!!
518 posted on 05/16/2005 3:22:28 PM PDT by visualops (Leftists are lunatics.)
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To: Guard Dog

Active USN '77 - '83


519 posted on 05/16/2005 3:22:56 PM PDT by dread78645 (Sorry Mr. Franklin, We couldn't keep it.)
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To: Guard Dog

US Navy submarine service 1979 - 1988


520 posted on 05/16/2005 3:25:07 PM PDT by deaconjim (Freep the world!)
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To: Guard Dog
Read my profile page!

US Navy
GMG3 '66-'69
POW/MIA
Never Forget
Tonkin Gulf
'68-'69
Coast Guard
Auxiliary Oct 2001-



521 posted on 05/16/2005 3:25:40 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Dept of Homeland Security Plank Owner)
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To: Guard Dog
USN 1974-78
USS Ajax AR-6
522 posted on 05/16/2005 3:26:07 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Freedom is not America's gift to man, Freedom is GOD'S gift to mankind!....G.W.Bush)
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To: StarCMC; The Sailor; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; Blue Scourge; Cool Multiservice Soldier; ...

Hey Tonk, you wanna hit your ping list on this?

FR is NOT what I'd call loaded with Chicken Hawks.

StarCMC

PING!


523 posted on 05/16/2005 3:28:43 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Dept of Homeland Security Plank Owner)
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To: eyespysomething; Guard Dog

The Army's sending me to military academy, I'll be active duty but in training for four years then I'll be commissioned. I talked to a recruiter and was planning on enlisting and that was what they recommended.
Since I did alot of APs, worked hard in hs, and had done some college courses (because my mom would have killed me if I'd goofed off (:-) ) I figured that was my best option.
Given the millions of people who hate the US and what we stand for I'm confident I'll be busy when I'm commissioned.
I can't help wishing I'd enlisted though, when I read about all our guys are doing over there.


524 posted on 05/16/2005 3:31:03 PM PDT by FierceKulak
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To: Guard Dog

US Air Force 1981-2005. Freshly retired!!!


525 posted on 05/16/2005 3:31:08 PM PDT by commish (Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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To: Guard Dog
USAF - radar operations - tracking satellites and watching for sea launched ballistic missiles (SLBM's). I was the first one to watch the first Russian sky-lab blow up - live on my screen. It came up tumbling end over end at better than 10 cycles per second. It went down in a gazillion pieces.

MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, and the 17th Radar Squadron, in Ko Kha Air Station, Thailand.

1970-1974.

526 posted on 05/16/2005 3:31:09 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow (To err is human; to moo is bovine.)
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To: visualops
hey, we have our own army??

We do indeed, and every swingin ...er... whatever, of us still remember the oath we took to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic".

527 posted on 05/16/2005 3:31:27 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

USAF nutty as a fruitcake basic training discharge here :-)


528 posted on 05/16/2005 3:31:38 PM PDT by cyborg (Serving fresh, hot Anti-opus since 18 April 2005)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; StarCMC

Yeah, we're pretty military heavy the way webforums go.


529 posted on 05/16/2005 3:33:38 PM PDT by Darksheare (What do you mean I'm that old? I am not! You can't prove it! I'm telling!)
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To: Guard Dog

Maybe a liberal or two can figure this one out. Frankly, I don't really care what a liberal thinks.


530 posted on 05/16/2005 3:33:59 PM PDT by Luke (CPO, USCG (Ret))
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

US Army 1970-1973.


531 posted on 05/16/2005 3:36:06 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: Guard Dog

Army 83-87 Air Defense Artillery. One of the very last of the Spec 5's.


532 posted on 05/16/2005 3:36:24 PM PDT by Horatio Gates (Mullah al-Whipple says,"Don't squeeze the Koran." Safe for septic sytems.)
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To: cyborg
nutty as a fruitcake basic training discharge

Say what? Nutty as a fruitcake I believe, but discharge? The AF had no appreciation of your superior abilities? Is there no Justice in this world? My oh my....what are we coming to?

533 posted on 05/16/2005 3:37:34 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ www.ProudPatriots.org ~ Operation 4th of July ~)
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To: Guard Dog

USAF, active duty getting ready to PCS to Charleston AFB to the 437 OSS


534 posted on 05/16/2005 3:39:07 PM PDT by Blue Scourge (Rattlers strike fast, first, and hard....)
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To: Guard Dog

Active duty US Air Force 1988-1990 plus reserves.


535 posted on 05/16/2005 3:40:57 PM PDT by ConservativeLawyer
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To: steve8714
I'm a VN era Army Reserve slacker..does that count?

Ditto that for me.

536 posted on 05/16/2005 3:41:47 PM PDT by Badray ((Under construction))
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To: HiJinx

Yeah I know isn't it tragic? :D I mean I would reapply but I'm thoroughly undisciplined and am old to boot ;-)


537 posted on 05/16/2005 3:43:16 PM PDT by cyborg (Serving fresh, hot Anti-opus since 18 April 2005)
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To: Guard Dog

Veteran of OIF,OEF, ONE and wounded in Iraq on Mar 29 2003, served 14 years. Nope no chicken hawk here


538 posted on 05/16/2005 3:44:10 PM PDT by aft_lizard (This space waiting for a post election epiphany)
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To: Guard Dog

VA-93 Blue Blazers, HC-7 Big Mothers CVA-41 USS Midway Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club April 72 - April 73


539 posted on 05/16/2005 3:44:11 PM PDT by clamper1797 (To say that there is no difference between a liberal and a jackass ... wrongs the jackass)
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To: American_Centurion

You got sumtin ag'in the Navy, boy? ;-)


540 posted on 05/16/2005 3:44:35 PM PDT by Badray ((Under construction))
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To: Guard Dog

Me profile tells it like it was...


541 posted on 05/16/2005 3:45:43 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: Guard Dog

USMC 1985 - 2005 Active Duty (will retire in Oct of this year)


542 posted on 05/16/2005 3:45:43 PM PDT by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: dpa5923

I thought Marines never retired, they just PCS - Permanent Civilian Status :-)


543 posted on 05/16/2005 3:46:47 PM PDT by commish (Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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To: Hand em their arse

nah....

I was going to say something else, but the wife saw it over my should and hit me and made me delete it LOL....something about a 3rd leg LOL


544 posted on 05/16/2005 3:48:07 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (I joined the EEEVVIILLLL Sam's Club on Friday, April 22nd, 2005.....)
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To: Guard Dog

Retired Navy 1982-2002


545 posted on 05/16/2005 3:55:01 PM PDT by aomagrat (Where weapons are not allowed, it is best to carry weapons.)
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To: Guard Dog

USMC - 1976 - 1992, then clitoon happened


546 posted on 05/16/2005 3:55:43 PM PDT by Nightshift (Faith is something everyone has. The question is faith in what?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

USAF - 509th Composite Group, 6th Bomb Wing


547 posted on 05/16/2005 3:55:54 PM PDT by Smartass (Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: commish

You are right. I mis-read my order. I have to report to the 1st CivDiv, NAS Backyard for an extended tour. It will be hard to leave, but I'll manage.


548 posted on 05/16/2005 3:56:35 PM PDT by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Typical kiddie argument--hardly worth a reply. The next argument will be that FR is populated only by blood-thirsty vets!

10 years active USAF and I am in the process of joining the Reserve.


549 posted on 05/16/2005 3:57:52 PM PDT by antidisestablishment (Our people perish through lack of wisdom, but they are content in their ignorance.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Don't forget the owner of this site. And I followed in his footsteps. GMG on a tin can, 1969-1971.


550 posted on 05/16/2005 3:57:58 PM PDT by groanup (http://fairtax.org)
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