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Please welcome my son who just returned from Iraq and is now a Freeper(Vanity)
Self | Nov. 7, 2009 | Optiguy

Posted on 11/07/2009 12:47:17 PM PST by optiguy

My son just recently returned from Iraq. His screen name is hollywoodusmc. He's looking at this post now so please welcome him. Thanks all.---optiguy


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To: optiguy; hollywoodusmc

Welcome and thank you for serving our country. God Bless you.


201 posted on 11/07/2009 2:23:08 PM PST by jersey117
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To: optiguy

Thank you for your service and welcome home.
God Bless.


202 posted on 11/07/2009 2:25:16 PM PST by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal in Sarah)
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To: jersey117

A GIANT welcome to you and a sincere heartfelt thank you for serving our country. God bless you!


203 posted on 11/07/2009 2:25:59 PM PST by Docs Galore
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To: optiguy; hollywoodusmc

Welcome to FR......may your stay be long and merry!

God bless you for your service to this fine country.


204 posted on 11/07/2009 2:26:49 PM PST by tioga ( November 6, 2012 - Cannot come soon enough.)
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To: optiguy

Great to have you here. I owe you such a debt of gratitude and all who serve like you.

Thank God you were able to come home safe


205 posted on 11/07/2009 2:30:41 PM PST by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: optiguy

Thanks to you for raising a patriot, and thanks to you son for being one.


206 posted on 11/07/2009 2:33:49 PM PST by xmission (www.iwilldefendtheconstitution.com)
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To: optiguy

Welcome back, and thank you for your service. You’ll need all your military training to deal with some of these FReepers, but most of us are pretty nice. : ) Welcome aboard!


207 posted on 11/07/2009 2:35:53 PM PST by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: optiguy; hollywoodusmc

Welcome HOME and thanks for your service!!!


208 posted on 11/07/2009 2:36:29 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: Hot Tabasco

Almost accurate!


209 posted on 11/07/2009 2:39:26 PM PST by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: optiguy; hollywoodusmc

Salute


210 posted on 11/07/2009 2:44:08 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: hollywoodusmc; optiguy; MestaMachine; rocco55; thouworm; rxsid; GOPJ; Fred Nerks; null and void; ...
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If we can’t get this thread up to at least 500 in short order, we ain’t in the right gear! Hit it!!!

. . . . Awww. Pinging all y'all.

Welcome, Hollywoodusmc, and thank you for your service to our great Country.

211 posted on 11/07/2009 2:45:25 PM PST by LucyT
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To: optiguy; hollywoodusmc

From an Aussie vet to a yank - welcome home. And thanks for doing the hard job.


212 posted on 11/07/2009 2:46:13 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: optiguy; hollywoodusmc

Welcome home. And thank you so much.


213 posted on 11/07/2009 2:46:42 PM PST by buschbaby (Thin skinned crybabies have taken over America.)
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To: optiguy; hollywoodusmc

Welcome home, Marine.
Thank you for your service.


214 posted on 11/07/2009 2:47:27 PM PST by HiJinx ("Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner...")
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To: LucyT

I already offered him some cheese.

LOL


215 posted on 11/07/2009 2:48:07 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: optiguy
Welcome home soldier and welcome to FR!

Thank you for your service!! Will look forward to seeing you on the board.

216 posted on 11/07/2009 2:48:42 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Oath keepers + The NRA = FReeRepublic (.com baby))
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To: optiguy; hollywoodusmc
Welcome home, Marine.

Thanks for your service. Glad to have you home safely, son.

217 posted on 11/07/2009 2:50:20 PM PST by LTCJ
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To: optiguy; hollywoodusmc
It is an honor to have you on board. Welcome and thank you for your service to your country.
218 posted on 11/07/2009 2:50:26 PM PST by McGruff (We're Going Rogue Baby!)
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To: optiguy
Welcome back home and thanks for serving America. Your folks (and we) are very proud of you and your efforts.

We look forward to having you post on FR. With your experience in the military, you should be able to give us a fresh perspective on topics about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the myriad other topics always going on here. Again, welcome!!

219 posted on 11/07/2009 2:50:32 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: optiguy; hollywoodusmc

Young man, please except my thanks and the thanks of my family for fighting in Iraq for our freedom and the freedom of the Iraqi people.

You have done a noble thing and a righteous thing. Your service to America is valued by those on this site.

Let no one diminish your accomplishment. With warriors like you, our Republic will always be safe.

We have another battle stateside here, unfortunately. We have an entire political party dedcated to the proposition of dismantling the freedoms you fought to protect.

No longer can we deny what becomes more evident every day.

Democrats are the enemy of freedom.

We have less than one year to win the battle, by taking back Congress from these socialists.

In a way, you have moved from one battlefield to another.

But we stand shoulder to shoulder with you to defend the country we love.

Words are many, but please know you have our thanks and admiration for a job well done in Iraq. Welcome to FreeRepublic.


220 posted on 11/07/2009 2:54:17 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: optiguy; hollywoodusmc

221 posted on 11/07/2009 2:55:18 PM PST by MozartLover (Proud mom of a deployed Wisconsin National Guardsman.)
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To: cripplecreek

Is this the right time to ask about a Moose?


222 posted on 11/07/2009 2:55:52 PM PST by LucyT
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To: wagglebee

Please thank your son for me. :)


223 posted on 11/07/2009 2:56:17 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: optiguy

Welcome to Free Republic. Thank you for your service.


224 posted on 11/07/2009 2:56:33 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: LucyT; optiguy; hollywoodusmc

That’s what I’m talkin’ about! Thanks, LucyT.
This thread is SOOOO welcome after the week of crap we have just gone through. We are so glad this young Marine is home in his family’s loving arms, even as we mourn for those who have fallen.
We have gotten so used to the darkness, we sometimes forget that heaven sends sunshine everyday. This is sunshine. Heavensent.


225 posted on 11/07/2009 2:56:44 PM PST by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1, 4 if by Thread.)
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To: optiguy; hollywoodusmc
Welcome Home Hollywood

226 posted on 11/07/2009 2:58:21 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: machogirl; optiguy

It’s not my son, it’s optiguy’s.


227 posted on 11/07/2009 2:58:31 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: hollywoodusmc; optiguy
Welcome home, and welcome to Free Republic!

Thank you for your service.

228 posted on 11/07/2009 2:59:26 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: wagglebee

oops, optiguy, Please Thank your son for his service and may God bless him.

thanks waggle for the correction. :)


229 posted on 11/07/2009 2:59:45 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: optiguy; hollywoodusmc

Welcome aboard, Marine!


230 posted on 11/07/2009 3:01:47 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: optiguy; hollywoodusmc

Welcome!!! Welcome home! Thank you for your service. We’ve been praying for all of our servicemen every night. God bless you all.


231 posted on 11/07/2009 3:02:10 PM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: hollywoodusmc

Welcome!


232 posted on 11/07/2009 3:03:36 PM PST by Eaker (Kaiden sez, "If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.")
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To: optiguy

Glad to have you, Marine.

Thanks for your service.


233 posted on 11/07/2009 3:03:50 PM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: optiguy

Thank you for your service!


234 posted on 11/07/2009 3:03:51 PM PST by surfer
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To: optiguy; hollywoodusmc

Welcome home hollywoodusmc! Thank you for your service to our country. Welcome to FR!


235 posted on 11/07/2009 3:04:15 PM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: optiguy

A huge welcome from me in Ohio! Thank you for all you have done for us. My grandson will be home from Afghanistan in two weeks. Maybe he will join you, and the rest of us here. God Bless!


236 posted on 11/07/2009 3:04:17 PM PST by Jaidyn
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To: optiguy

You are most welcome, Marine!


237 posted on 11/07/2009 3:05:03 PM PST by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: optiguy

You’ve got a lot of thankful FRiends here.


238 posted on 11/07/2009 3:14:45 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: hollywoodusmc; optiguy; MestaMachine
We were able to organize a little quick get together for a "Welcome Home" parade.;^)

You even have a float dedicated to you. (Should have been anyways.;))

And of course the mascot.


239 posted on 11/07/2009 3:15:54 PM PST by 444Flyer ("Permission to engage the enemy Sir! " " Permission denied." (Under CIC Obamao.))
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To: optiguy; hollywoodusmc

Welcome home and thank you for your service.


240 posted on 11/07/2009 3:17:12 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: optiguy

Welcome home and to the freepers. Thank you for your service, I and my family appreciate you.

As you know we are at war on several fronts. The domestic front will require a different kind of tactical response, we need your help here too.

Stay vigilant


241 posted on 11/07/2009 3:18:05 PM PST by pack29172 (You can learn what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.)
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To: optiguy; hollywoodusmc

Welcome home Marine!!! Thank you for your service. The bad news is....you are not through with your duty. America needs men like you now in the homeland. We have enemies within Marine and your oath is still in force, like all of ours are. Stand by and keep your head on a swivel.


242 posted on 11/07/2009 3:20:31 PM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet!)
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To: optiguy; hollywoodusmc

Oh! And Ooh-Rah! and from “Scent of a Woman” - “Hoo-Wahhh!”


243 posted on 11/07/2009 3:20:40 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: LucyT; hollywoodusmc

Yes indeed, big thanks for your service to our country. And...welcome Hollywoodusmc.


244 posted on 11/07/2009 3:20:44 PM PST by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: optiguy

WELCOME HOME !!!!

And many, many thanks for keeping us safe.


245 posted on 11/07/2009 3:21:15 PM PST by Thinkin
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To: optiguy

Welcome home, Hollywoodusmc. Thank you for your service to our great country. We ask the Lord to bless you always. Be well.


246 posted on 11/07/2009 3:23:42 PM PST by rep-always
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To: optiguy

Welcome Home, THANK YOU for your service, and welcome to Free Republic!


247 posted on 11/07/2009 3:24:29 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: optiguy

Thank you for your service!! Welcome to Freerepublic!!


248 posted on 11/07/2009 3:26:47 PM PST by CWW (Palin & Jindal in 2012!!)
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To: optiguy

Thank you for your service!! Welcome to Freerepublic!!


249 posted on 11/07/2009 3:26:55 PM PST by CWW (Palin & Jindal in 2012!!)
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To: LucyT

Welcome home MARINE!And welcome to FR.


250 posted on 11/07/2009 3:28:22 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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