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mexicomaria

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 12:45:13 PM

“I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.” Gary Hart

Please tell about your service to our Nation here. I want to know.

Thank you to each one of you.... thank you is such an inadequate word.

I pray we are never insensitive to how much you gave and how much you risked.
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maryanneusa
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 9:31:02 AM

wink
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Troller_Diesel
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:50:02 AM

Good thread... But where are all the Liberals?

Oh, those that actually SERVED!

Sorry. Never mind...
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 6:39:22 AM

hooah
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:04:51 AM

hooah
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:54:58 AM

Pilgrim, my oldest brother was a member of the Marines that fought their way back during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:51:10 AM

"1. proactively attack and kill Terrorists on their own turf, being fully prepared for long term commitment."

KGM, I would have no problem with this so long as everyone "EVERYONE" over the age of 18 must do at least one year of live combat.

[Edited by: Cliffisher at 10/21/2014 8:52:03 AM EST]
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:58:05 AM

hooah
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 9:55:44 AM

hooah
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 9:13:24 AM

Heard this first rendition of a song on FOX this morning so here is a rough draft, first sing..An American and a Remington.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 9:11:05 AM

hooah
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 9:16:03 AM

hug a vet, hooah

link to click for - give meals for homeless vets, please help, thanks and hooah

[Edited by: jdhelm at 10/7/2014 9:18:32 AM EST]
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 6:17:04 PM

I actually think they are sociopaths and you can not heal sociopaths, certainly not with rhetoric or deals (we will give you five for one). Insane.
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KansasGunman
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 1:29:45 PM

Confronting Terrorism: The way I see it we (the US) have three options:
1. proactively attack and kill Terrorists on their own turf, being fully prepared for long term commitment.
2. Defend and fight Terrorists on our own soil as we'll be under constant attack because we did nothing about it on their turf.
3. Do nothing and endure the endless onslaught of terrorist attacks, burying the dead as our citizens fall before us while we hide in our basements as cowards.

It takes courage, commitment and cajones to go after this misfit culture of lowlife radical vermin and "manning up" to the fact that 99% of these lowlife SOBS are Muslin.

[Edited by: KansasGunman at 10/4/2014 1:33:54 PM EST]
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 1:22:04 PM

I honestly do not feel we should commit our troops to the Ebola fight. They have to be war ready and they may die there fighting a war that no one tells us the truth about.

How did that cameraman get Ebola? How, is it more contagious than any disease out their? Who knows all the answers...seems our CDC can not even get the disposal of contaminated waste here in the USA right. I feel our troops really did not sign up to work in Ebola areas. They are trained to fight in combat areas.

I am worried also that we do not have the best intel going on right now. It is like every day it is some different group...
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rdamurphy
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 1:14:52 PM

amen! flyb

we gotta go inna iraq and afghanistan the way BUSH did it!
no rules of engagement!
all out war!
no holds barred!
turn them nations into parking lots!

DO IT THE RITE WAY OR DONT DO IT ATALL!!!!!

thats how gops fite wars n not like obama n libs do it!!!!

woot!

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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 11:20:45 AM

Well my feelings are really mixed. I honestly do not wish to deploy our folks again. However it is beginning to look as if something needs to be done.

The real problem is what? Who is the good guy and who is the bad guy over there.

Regardless - if we go in it ---- we go in it to win it. No more Vietnams and doing dumb things like Obama wants to do in Afgan and what he did in Iraq.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 8:49:45 AM

"I wanted to know what those who served and actually have put their lives on the line think of putting boots on the ground...?"

The fighting forces of the USA are still the best in the world. The politicians of the USA require our guys to fight with one hand tied behind their backs. Because I know our politicians, I say NO to American boots on the ground.

[Edited by: SE3.5 at 10/4/2014 8:50:24 AM EST]
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 8:31:47 AM

hooah
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Troller_Diesel
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 5:53:53 PM

US Army, 1980-84, 101st Airborne (Air Assault), 2nd Division, ROK, and 5th Infantry Div (Mechanized).

American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines will take the battle to the enemy and defeat them, no matter how big a poltroon the President is...

The Battle of the Frozen Chosin

"Battle of Chosin Reservoir - Aftermath

While not a victory in the classic sense, the withdrawal from the Chosin Reservoir is revered as a high point in the history of the US Marine Corps. In the fighting, the Marines and other UN troops effectively destroyed or crippled seven Chinese divisions which attempted to block their progress. Marine losses in the campaign numbered 836 killed and 12,000 wounded. Most of the latter were frostbite injuries inflicted by the severe cold and winter weather. US Army losses numbered around 2,000 killed and 1,000 wounded. Precise casualties for the Chinese are not known but are estimated at 35,000 killed. Upon reaching Hungnam, the veterans of Chosin Reservoir were evacuated as part of the large amphibious operation to rescue UN troops from northeastern Korea."


[Edited by: Troller_Diesel at 10/3/2014 5:54:53 PM EST]
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 5:42:57 PM

Question....today Fox did a survey on what percent of Americans want boots on the ground in Iraq and Syria, to take on ISIS...54% of Americans want boots on the ground....I wanted to know what those who served and actually have put their lives on the line think of putting boots on the ground...?

[Edited by: mexicomaria at 10/3/2014 5:44:47 PM EST]
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 10:35:08 AM

Did any of you see the 89 or 90 year old who piggy back jumped yesterday? WOW, what a great soldier, he had a rough landing, but he jumped right up and saluted. Just a great American hero.

And a very moving celebration over there.
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 9:57:27 AM

Today is a day to celebrate the courage, honor, and sacrifice of thousands of very good Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen! It was an undertaking that was doomed to fail but because of some great planning and deception and their dedication Europe was made free from Hitler and his Nazi Party.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 9:26:21 AM

To those of you who survived D-Day--I salute you. For those who died--I shed a tear.

Thank you for your sacrifice.
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 9:11:02 AM

On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolph Hitler’s crack troops.

Army.mil

Never Forget!
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reb4
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 8:33:01 AM

June 6 memorializes the 70th anniversary of D Day... Here is a link to WW II D-Day Memorial "What Does D-Day Mean?

The terms D-Day and H-Hour are used for the day and hour on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. They designate day and hour for an operation when the actual day and hour have not yet been determined or announced. The letters are derived from the words for which they stand, "D" for the day of the invasion and "H" for the hour the operation actually begins.When someone mentions D Day, I think of the invasion of Normandy Beach on this date... but I guess it should be considered by its name of Operation Overlord....





Saw some wonderful tributes to the Men and Women who participated and survived these 70 years to tell the events that took place...


Most are in their 90's now...

I saw a topic while looking for this to post about D Day about never forgetting referring to some scandal... Hope this is a date that we can pass on to multiple generations to remember the actions taken ....
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hero4hire
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2014 7:23:44 AM

Maria, thanks for that link on the WWII link, makes a proud Marine choke up.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2014 7:17:13 AM

yesterday was anniversary of capture of u boat on display at museum of science an industry
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2014 8:00:19 PM

Anyone else remember this - the battle of Midway---- June 4th 1942
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2014 2:54:48 PM

This is a sweet salute for a WW11 Vet traveling through the Detroit Airport, by the gate attendant.
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: May 28, 2014 5:17:32 PM

AF your site does not work for me, but I did find it when I goggle Mike's name.Is this the same?
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: May 28, 2014 3:26:26 PM

Mike Rowe gets it....
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Chey1954
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Message Posted: May 27, 2014 12:15:35 AM

Thank you for defending our freedoms......May you all rest in peace

[Edited by: Chey1954 at 5/27/2014 12:15:56 AM EST]
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 8:43:18 PM

The entrance to Arlington National Cemetery was really, really busy. People were walking all over. My mom silently visited my dad and my brother. It was, as always, a poignant reminder for me and my family of all the lives given for our country when we saw the visitors to the newest section.
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 8:41:08 PM

God bless your hearts....so much to remember.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 7:39:26 PM

"If you were not there, I can't explain it to you."

How does one explain giving one's own coordinates to "fire control", because your position has been over run??? You don't.

[Edited by: SE3.5 at 5/26/2014 7:40:19 PM EST]
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 7:17:40 PM

Kind of puts things in perspective.....
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>>>Say hi to Retired Staff Sargent Travis Mills, formerly of the 82nd Airborne, US Army.

As you can see, Travis has undergone a few structural modifications, most visibly in the leg department. Likewise, his left arm is more machine than flesh, and though his right arm appears to be around my waist, it really isn’t. Like the rest of his limbs, it’s been missing in action for some time.
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Then we ducked behind a blue curtain, and Travis Mills stood up to greet me. Actually, he kind of unfolded himself from a chair, and came toward me with a very wide smile. He then extended a prosthetic arm and offered a plastic hand, which I automatically shook.

“Mike Rowe! What an honor! I’m Travis Mills, and I’m very, very pleased to meet you.”

I’ve seen a lot of things over the years, and I’ve gotten good at pretending there’s nothing unusual when there clearly is. But I was completely unprepared for this.

“Ahh...shit,” I said. “What happened?”

“IED. Afghanistan.”

“Damn. I’m sorry.”

“No big deal. It’s been two years now. I’m good. Tell me something though - are you gonna do anymore Dirty Jobs?”

“Uhh...what?”

“Dirty Jobs, man! When are we gonna see some new ones?”
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That’s how the conversation started. My show. My foundation. My book. Etc. But I eventually steered it back to him, and learned that Travis is one of only five quadruple amputees to survive that level of injury in the recent wars. He has a motto: Never Give Up - Never Quit. He has a Foundation. He’s featured in a new documentary. He also has a wife and a kid, and a deeply personal commitment to help other wounded Vets cope with their injuries. But when I asked why I hadn’t seen him in any of the typical commercials and PSA’s for wounded veterans, his answer was stunning. He said he didn’t consider himself to be wounded.

“I’m not a victim, Mike. And I refuse to be portrayed that way. Case closed.”

Fact is, Travis is missing more than a few original parts; he’s missing all traces of self-pity. And that’s presents a challenge for mortals like me. Because it’s a hell of a thing to feel put out because a crowd of fans are making me late for an important meeting, and then listen to a guy with no arms or legs tell me how lucky he is, and how much he appreciates all my hard work.

That’s called a gut-check, and I could use one from time to time. Especially on Memorial Day, when the biggest decisions I face are what to grill and which type of frosty beverage to enjoy. This year, as I resolve these and other important issues, I’ll think of Travis Mills. A guy who went out on a limb for me, in every way possible.

Thanks Travis.
And Happy Memorial Day to you all.<<<

This kind of makes all out petty bickering here on this site pale in comparison to what really matters.

That man - Mr. Travis Mills - is an inspiration of the strength of the human spirit.

Mr. Mills I salute you!
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 8:33:54 AM

"I hope that we learned after Vietnam. ..se3.5.. ?"

The average citizen now appreciates veterans.

The VA--not so much.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 6:31:18 AM

If you were there, I don't have to explain it.

If you were not there, I can't explain it to you.
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: May 22, 2014 1:31:19 PM

And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee GreenwoodThank you.
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01DuraMAX
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Message Posted: May 17, 2014 11:01:04 AM

HAPPY ARMED FORCES DAY !!!!!

ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL !!!
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 11:14:08 AM

I never miss an opportunity to thank any vet. Bless their hearts. I hope that we learned after Vietnam. ..se3.5.. ♥
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 11:03:11 AM

"Thank you for not spitting on me."

My return trips from Iraq were glorious. The flights in the United States usually come from Ramstein, Germany to Baltimore. There is a group that greets every "freedom flight" that arrives regardless of what time they return. They are there with flags, waving, cheering, shaking hands, giving hugs...just about anything you can think of. I was lucky in that my dad and sister just happened to be in Washington DC the week I returned from my last trip and they greeted me there as well. Most people do not have family there, just this group of well-wishers. My family that was there was really impressed that so many showed up just to say welcome home!
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maryanneusa
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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 5:52:15 PM

**== I salute you + thank you
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 5:24:19 PM

<<Vietnam Veterans Day March 29th
Welcome Home Brothers and Sisters>>

Thank you for not spitting on me.
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01DuraMAX
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On this day in 1940, the American destroyer Greer becomes the first U.S. vessel fired on in the war when a German sub aims a few torpedoes at it, sparking heightened tensions between Germany and the United States.

It was a case of mistaken identity. As the Greer made its way through the North Atlantic, a British patrol bomber spotted a German sub, the U-652. The British bomber alerted the Greer, which responded by tracking the sub. As the American destroyer approached Iceland, the area in which the sub had been spotted, a British aircraft dropped a depth charge into the water, rocking the sub. The U-652, believing the Greer responsible for the charge, fired its torpedoes. They missed. The Greer made it safely to Iceland. Although the United States was still officially a neutral country, Roosevelt unofficially declared war on anyone who further attacked American vessels in the North Atlantic: "If German or Italian vessels of war enter these waters, they do so at their own peril."
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01DuraMAX
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 12:21:14 PM

Vietnam Veterans Day March 29th
Welcome Home Brothers and Sisters

[Edited by: 01DuraMAX at 3/29/2014 12:21:52 PM EST]
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Panama19
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 8:01:29 PM


Forwarded to me by a vet friend. I didn't know this existed. How wonderful.

This is incredible! The heart of the American people, represented by a cellular company, who would have ever thought it would be like this and not our own government making this kind of thing happen across the country? Had no idea this was in existence. How many of you have ever seen or heard anything about this beautiful Memorial?
God Bless America!!!

We can do things like this without the Government getting involved. Please send this on to all your friends especially Veterans and ask them if they knew about it. This seems a little like a commercial but it’s not and they deserve the credit they’re given. This is a story everyone needs to know; what and where it is! My hat is off to all the Motorcycle Jockeys that had a hand in bringing this to our attention.

The Middle East Memorial Wall

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Panama19
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2014 6:29:30 PM

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Oops. Repeat.



[Edited by: Panama19 at 1/17/2014 6:28:58 PM EST]
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01DuraMAX
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2014 11:50:17 AM

OK check this out, Can you contact your Representatives and get some Support??

Support Sgt Bowe Bergdahl
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maryanneusa
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2014 10:53:54 AM

MAX - hooah, thank you for that link
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