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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: myself6
The Knox class frigate was a POS ;)

I think the only worse ship the Navy had was the Bronstein Class.

But 1052's did have one of the ballsiest jobs in the Navy, standing on top of the helo hanger and working the BPMDMS director.

651 posted on 05/16/2005 6:20:15 PM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Yeh, you guys know me and mine. God LOVE ya! I'm always in your corner!


652 posted on 05/16/2005 6:20:20 PM PDT by JLO
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To: Guard Dog
My son is Active Duty 0311 with Kilo 3/6, USMC. He lurks here often, and has posted through me.

Afghanistan Veteran. Iraq this summer.

653 posted on 05/16/2005 6:24:04 PM PDT by surfatsixty (Proud Father of a USMC Grunt.)
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To: An American Patriot
BTTT for a good read by everyone Greg USN RM2 1966-1972 Vietnam Class of '70\

Greg

654 posted on 05/16/2005 6:28:30 PM PDT by gwmoore (As the manual for the Russian Nagant revolver states: "Target Practice:'At the Deserter, FIRE' '')
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To: All

A big thanks to everyone who sounded off. To the families, your sacrifice and support are what keeps your loved ones going. They could not do it without you. To all of my brothers and sisters in arms who posted here, those who know what it's like to run in the rain, stand a watch in the cold, man the bridge during a storm, or know the sound a bullet makes when it flies through the air, you are the finest example of the people who may claim the title American. I am honored to to be in your company. Semper Fi!


655 posted on 05/16/2005 6:28:36 PM PDT by Guard Dog (The strong do what they can, the weak suffer what they must)
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To: Guard Dog

US Navy, 75-79


656 posted on 05/16/2005 6:28:46 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: AgentEcho

USAF Dec 76 Early Enlistment
Jun 77 - Nov 82
College 82-84
Jan 85 -Feb '03

291,491,3c0

I was Streamliner Manager at Osan -89, Clark 89-91 Pinatubo.
Rehomed Clark to Misawa.

Say hi to Mr Jolly


657 posted on 05/16/2005 6:28:49 PM PDT by axes_of_weezles (Ha!)
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To: axes_of_weezles

Forgot.
Was ARNG 83-84 11B,36C,36K Combat Signaller,Wireman RTO for CO/XO


658 posted on 05/16/2005 6:31:35 PM PDT by axes_of_weezles (Ha!)
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To: El Gato

Yeah, baby!


659 posted on 05/16/2005 6:32:10 PM PDT by visualops (Leftists are lunatics.)
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To: Guard Dog

U.S. Army 1988-1991
Army Reserve 1991-1996

Gulf War Veteran, 1st Armor Division


660 posted on 05/16/2005 6:32:24 PM PDT by GulfWar1Vet (Freedom is worth FIGHTIN FOR, for if we don't fight for it, we WILL lose it!)
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To: Guard Dog
Good evening.

US Army - 1966-1970
MOS 11F4P

Michael Frazier
661 posted on 05/16/2005 6:33:41 PM PDT by brazzaville (No surrender,no retreat. Well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: Guard Dog

I was active duty U.S.Army 1960-1968.


662 posted on 05/16/2005 6:35:50 PM PDT by OldEagle (We might be in the end times, but it looks like we are finally moving in the RIGHT direction.)
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To: Guard Dog; All
Served USN 89-93.

I loved it.

Arioch7 out.

663 posted on 05/16/2005 6:36:12 PM PDT by Arioch7
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To: Guard Dog
U.S. Navy, 1970-1980. Seaman Recruit to LT (USN).
664 posted on 05/16/2005 6:40:43 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: surfatsixty
Hugs and prayers for your son :)

Say hi to him from all of us here at FR. :)

665 posted on 05/16/2005 6:40:44 PM PDT by GulfWar1Vet (Freedom is worth FIGHTIN FOR, for if we don't fight for it, we WILL lose it!)
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To: ex 98C MI Dude

New MOS designations(?). I was a 982 (traffic analyst) with secondary 059 (rtt intercept) in the 60's. (also NSA duty in 66)


666 posted on 05/16/2005 6:41:55 PM PDT by zip (Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 48% of Americans (NRA))))
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To: Guard Dog

U.S. Army, 40th Inf. Div., Korea, 1952-53.

Does that count?


667 posted on 05/16/2005 6:42:37 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

I've never served, but I'm the widow of an Army veteran.


668 posted on 05/16/2005 6:43:19 PM PDT by Fawnn (Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and CookingWithPam.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: Guard Dog
U.S. Navy, Medical Corps
Active Duty: 1980-88
Reserves: 1988 - until they mailed me my retirement certificate.
669 posted on 05/16/2005 6:43:23 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: Professional Engineer

Thanks for the ping, PE


670 posted on 05/16/2005 6:43:52 PM PDT by GulfWar1Vet (Freedom is worth FIGHTIN FOR, for if we don't fight for it, we WILL lose it!)
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To: jackbill

Absolutely it counts! Thank you for your service sir!


671 posted on 05/16/2005 6:48:26 PM PDT by Guard Dog (The strong do what they can, the weak suffer what they must)
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To: Guard Dog

I'm not a vet, but my husband was, my older son is in the Air Force, the younger in Marine basic training, one of my brothers just got back from his 3rd tour of beautiful Iraq, one is Army, one is AF, and the other was in the Navy, and my mom is on active duty. Does that count?


672 posted on 05/16/2005 6:48:33 PM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: JZelle
Boom operator!? I heard you guys had to be crazy to do that.

Naw. It was the guys on the other end of the boom that were crazy.

673 posted on 05/16/2005 6:49:24 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: Guard Dog

Naval Aviator, Tailhooker persuasion!

28 1/2 years of service, Active and Reserve, and I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat!

If your airplane does not have a round engine, a tailwheel and a tailhook, it ain't a real airplane!


674 posted on 05/16/2005 6:58:04 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Guard Dog

4 years active duty United States Air Force 1978 - 1982 and 2 years inactive reserves.
Great and fond memories!


675 posted on 05/16/2005 7:02:04 PM PDT by Mustng959 (Honoring those that gave their all in support of our freedoms)
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To: Guard Dog

US Army 11/79 to 11/82, Armor & Scouts, 3/33 AR. US Army Reserve 4/83 to 5/88, 7/9 FA (HQ staff puke and FDC).
Had a blast, thanks Uncle Sam!


676 posted on 05/16/2005 7:06:05 PM PDT by skepsel
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To: Guard Dog

USN 67-71.


677 posted on 05/16/2005 7:08:36 PM PDT by OK
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To: Guard Dog

U.S. Army 1984-91 Persian Gulf, 101st Airborne, 82nd Airborne


678 posted on 05/16/2005 7:12:26 PM PDT by 45semi (Man has only those rights he can defend...)
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To: hiredhand
Good evening.

Not only are there many vets here, there is an abundance of intelligence here. I think that's because this is not a leftist forum.

Michael Frazier
679 posted on 05/16/2005 7:14:35 PM PDT by brazzaville (No surrender,no retreat. Well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: jackbill

Ow!

Ouch, call mme crazy! Minneapolis and St. Paul!

Thank the Good Lord we live on the Iron Range!


680 posted on 05/16/2005 7:19:19 PM PDT by JLO
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To: Guard Dog
Right now USAFR, flying C-130's. I have participated in Northern Watch, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, and Iraq Freedom. At some point I'll be back over there.
681 posted on 05/16/2005 7:19:25 PM PDT by Veloxherc (To go up pull back, to go down pull back all the way.)
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To: Guard Dog
US Army 1966-68. I served one year in Vietnam with the

498TH DUSTOFF-AIR AMBULANCE as crew chief on a UH-1D (Huey) helicopter.



682 posted on 05/16/2005 7:20:42 PM PDT by Gucho
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To: brazzaville
I've had the great privilege of getting to know a few Freepers better, and you are CORRECT. There is indeed a great deal of intelligence here. A lot of skill as well!

The sheer volume of knowlege on FR doesn't let participants get away with much in the way of being incorrect. A lot of people have (unintentionally) posted information in the forum that was refuted and proven otherwise, by tens, dozens, sometimes hundreds or more! It's a humbling experience. :-)

I also personally happen to believe that it's difficult for somebody to have served in the military, and remain a leftist. Especially those who discover what we're "really" fighting for, and the gravity and extent of the missions at hand, and what is at stake if we lose. It changes your entire world outlook. It also makes you realize what a flaming bunch of idiots the MSM is comprised of.

I used to contrast what information I had access to against the MSM, and just chuckle. :-)
683 posted on 05/16/2005 7:29:46 PM PDT by hiredhand
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To: brazzaville

I like your tagline. :-) Surrender is "generally" unacceptable. Retreat is fine so long as you do it like Chesty Puller did while leaving Chosin Korea in 1950. :-) Now THAT was a RETREAT! :-)


684 posted on 05/16/2005 7:34:56 PM PDT by hiredhand
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To: Guard Dog

USMC 1979-1987.


685 posted on 05/16/2005 7:42:51 PM PDT by LibKill (Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.)
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To: Guard Dog

USAR 1970-76


686 posted on 05/16/2005 7:48:25 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Vote a Straight Republican Ballot. Rid the country of dems. NRA)
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To: Guard Dog

My dad was a veteran but died years before FR.


687 posted on 05/16/2005 8:05:55 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (I was Lucy Ramirez when being Lucy Ramirez was't cool.)
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To: Calpernia
No, Calpernia, you're our intel "Nutcracker in Chief"
Stand tall!
688 posted on 05/16/2005 8:09:52 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (I once opposed keelhauling but recently have come to my senses.)
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To: BIGLOOK

::blushes::
689 posted on 05/16/2005 8:13:59 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: puppypusher

"Woof Woof, that's my other dog impersonation."
oddball


690 posted on 05/16/2005 8:28:17 PM PDT by Valin (The glass is 1/32 full! - The incredible optimist)
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To: Guard Dog; Eaker

USN MCB-5 1964-64 Two tours in Nam


691 posted on 05/16/2005 8:45:34 PM PDT by B4Ranch ( Report every illegal alien that you meet. Call 866-347-2423, it's a FREE CALL)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

We have military,Bump.


692 posted on 05/16/2005 8:46:08 PM PDT by fatima (I will see you in the boardroom tonight.)
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To: Guard Dog

USN 77-83.


693 posted on 05/16/2005 8:51:17 PM PDT by relee
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To: Guard Dog; Eaker
Scratch USN MCB-5 1964-64 Two tours in Nam

USN MCB-5 1964-68 Two tours in Nam

Is this list to fill the shortages of enlistments? Sorry but I'm all busted up now.

694 posted on 05/16/2005 8:58:09 PM PDT by B4Ranch ( Report every illegal alien that you meet. Call 866-347-2423, it's a FREE CALL)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Guard Dog

MOS: Marine wife, SAHM of 2
Married to a Naval Academy grad, U. S. Marine, Naval Aviator.
We exited active duty in 1998 and entered the USMC Reserves.
Dh was called to active duty 12 months ago where he serves today.


695 posted on 05/16/2005 9:13:51 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (H.R. 698)
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To: Guard Dog; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; All
To all our military men and women, past and present:


696 posted on 05/16/2005 9:18:10 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ping Sir!


697 posted on 05/16/2005 9:20:33 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Never Forget)
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To: Guard Dog
U.S. Army 1954 - 1956

U.S. Air Force 1957 - 1959

698 posted on 05/16/2005 9:21:28 PM PDT by rw4site (Little men want Big Government! This little old man just wants a bigger computer!! ;-))
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To: Guard Dog; All

Thanks!


699 posted on 05/16/2005 9:24:23 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Let's see . . .

My Great Gpa served during the Civil War (not saying which side!), my Gpa served in the Spanish American war and WWI (sniper), all my great uncles on my mom's side served during WWII, Dad served during Korea (MP), husband (firefighter), brother (mapping service) and brother-in-law (medical) served during Desert Storm, and an uncle who was a fighter pilot in WWII. I think that is everyone.

I am eternally grateful to all of them, as well as to all of you. Forget about Superman. You guys are true heroes.

700 posted on 05/16/2005 9:25:13 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green is made of liberals...)
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