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Hi Brian,

I didn't want to fill the "crossed coil wires" post, thought I'd try this.

My son is stationed in Tel Afar, Northern Iraq, not too far from Syria. He's an aeronautical electrician, works mainly on Blackhawks. First tour was in Tikrit, where he also volunteered to be door gunner.

Where are you stationed?

My wife and I cruise down to Cooperstown a couple times a year, just love the ride/views. We're not even baseball fans, but Cooperstown is just a nice place to visit.

Oh, I'm retired (Jul 95) Air Force E-6 Tech Sgt, stationed mainly here at the former Griffiss AFB in Rome.

Ride safe,

Scott
 

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Brain, Scott And Son, Thanks for your service, Be Safe

Rob, USMC VET.
 

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I am still kicking and enjoying the Marines. 6 years so far. hope to pick up SSgt nest year.
 

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thanks to you guys service and all the other service men out there. active and retired!!! our nation seems to be so unappreciative for the tough jobs ya'll do to keep us safe here at home. it seems to take a world trade center incident to "wake them up!" to patriotism and appreciation for your work. --john
 

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I am presently at Ft Lewis Washington (2 yrs). I spent 14 years at Ft Bragg NC, 5 in the 18th Airborne Corps and 9 at the Joint Special Operations Command. I have been very fortunate to have only been on a couple short deployments, looks like there are some more coming my way.

Thank you all for your service and kind words.

BigBoy - sorry to hear about your lungs, hope the GOV/VA is taking care of you and your family

Scott - thanks again, Cooperstown is nice to visit. Not sure where I'm gonna live when retirement rolls around. I may make it back there summer of 2009 (20 yr reunion).

Please take a few moments on Memorial Day to remember those that serve our country. Not just the soldiers, but the family members also. this is thing has been hard on them all.
 

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As a combat infantryman who served two tours in Vietnam, I would say that the first thing that goes out the window is "patriotism". If anything you become more religious, even the athiests!!
 

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Brian4bes,

Do you know where you are going to be? I just got back from over there about a month ago. I was up in northern Iraq at Speicher. Be safe
 

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Thanks Dan and welcome home. No idea yet, I'm in an Aviation Unit. Never know where we are going to be. Thats ok, we usually do short tours.
 

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jlm205 said:
thanks to you guys service and all the other service men out there. active and retired!!! our nation seems to be so unappreciative for the tough jobs ya'll do to keep us safe here at home. it seems to take a world trade center incident to "wake them up!" to patriotism and appreciation for your work. --john
Your welcome John..Jack :wave: :wave:
 

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Well Brian,

My son's unit is out of FT LEWIS!

They deployed last June, he's at FOB Sykes, but understand his unit is split to at least 1 other locale.

armydan02, my son was in Speicher on his first tour.

BigBoy, I second what Brian said, I hope you're being taken care of. I wish more and better car was available for any/all vets and active duty service members. They earned it.

John, if no one said it yet, welcome home. My father, also Vietnam/Korea vet can relate how your veterans were never properly brought home. Thank you especially for your service.

jlm205, and Rob06, thank you for your kind words!

LADMarines, Brian and all other active duty/national guard/reservists, thank you most of all for volunteering in these troubled times to do what you do to protect our nation and it's people and God bless you and your families.

Luke, it looks like I opened a whole new "can of worms" on the site. Hope you don't mind. :)
 

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LoneStarRyder said:
Luke, it looks like I opened a whole new "can of worms" on the site. Hope you don't mind. :)
Not at all...this is a can of worms that you are welcome to open at any time. It's because of guys like you that we are free to speak our minds and exchange ideas the way that we can here.

We are all forever in debt to our active and retired service men and women, and we are proud to have you as members of our community.

...plus, if we can devote a thread to which color is fastest, we can certainly take the time to salute you guys ;)
 

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I too would definitely like to thank you and give ya the :thumbup: :super: :friday: :bowdown:. I also have to agree with jlm205, although I haven't served I have many friends and family who have. And it makes me sick to the point of almost wanting to vomit to see these politicians and people who haven't served spew their anti troop setiment. They may be anti war, OK, but support the men and women risking their lives while everyone over here pokes and prods at each other trying to figure out what to do next. It's not all of them, but read into their comments and you'll find the ones who "demonstrate" a negative ideology toward our hero's. I mean that last part in every sense of the word, true hero's. Thanks again and sorry for the rant. 2 things really piss me off, stupidity(lack of common sense) and people that like to get up on the soapbox just to hear themselves talk. Sorry agian for the rant.
 

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Road across Wy. yesterday to escort the NVAR rolling thunder folks going to the wall in DC.We had a hundred riders and police escorts through town and to the VA hosp. here to chat with the old vets and have a little service for them.This is the third year we have done this. :wave: :wave:
 

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Thats good stuff busajack. In 2004 I did a ride to Rolling Thunder with a bunch of friends. Rode up from NC. I was amazed by the number of bikes. That was the year the WWII memorial opened. Hopefully I'll get back to the east coast to do it again.

Brian
 
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