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11 November 2010, 1107
Just for fun and in the spirit of the day. I'll start:

AE2 Dort, USN 1998-2006

11 November 2010, 1120
I am not a veteran, but do want to interject to those who are - THANK YOU.

11 November 2010, 1135
USMC 1994-2000 AV8B mech Cherry Point NC

11 November 2010, 1213
Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd class Michael C. Poole (aka: Navy Mike, Poole the Tool) USN 1996-2005. Duty stations included USS McFaul (DDG-74) and Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific

11 November 2010, 1538
USAF, 1965 to 1973, Site Development Specialist, stationed in Texas, Panama, Massachusetts and California.

11 November 2010, 1547
After talking to a man whos been to war its easy to see its not simply putting yourself in danger for a moment its committing to carrying the experiences good and horrible for a lifetime. That fact is not lost on me and I would salute you but I feel im simply not qualified to.

11 November 2010, 1632
CWO4 Bruce Roberts, USCG retired. 1980 to 2001 Electronics Warrant Officer. If it's near a large body of water in the US, I've proabaly been stationed there.

From Attu, AK to Key West, FL. From Saco, ME to San Diego, CA and whole bunch in between..... (Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why my wife didn't want to move anymore after we got out. Just happens that Cleveland was my last tour and it wasn't that far from her relatives in NY.)

11 November 2010, 1726
Since you asked,

USN Retired.
USS Moosbrugger, USS DEYO, USS Thorn.
6 Med Cruses, Desert Storm. Desert Shield. Iraq/Iran Conflict. Crossed the "Line of Death".
Drug Interdiction Ops in Nicaragua, 36 country's. Got shot at, Almost blow up.....etc

and you wonder I am called "Crazy Ed"

Thanks to all that made the call and did the duty!

11 November 2010, 1814
"Poole the Tool" Funny Stuff!!!

11 November 2010, 1854
TSgt Sean C. Ewing
1999 to Present
6 Years Active Duty - Lackland, Sheppard, Shaw, Kunsan, Misawa with TDY's all over the US, Korea and Japan. Lemme tell about a fun time during Operation Southern Watch, based at PSAB during Sept 11, 2001. Good times!
Going on 6 years OHANG - Springfield and now (hopefully) going to Rickenbacker

Here's a beer to you guys!http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/ernaehrung/food-smiley-012.gif
Cheers..... coin check!!!!!!!

12 November 2010, 0558
Hollow as it feels to say it, my heartfelt appreciation to you guys. And this, in the spirit of all the guys I've known who have been in combat, from the Vietnam-era Special Forces team that, in the '70s I climbed with, to Paul- "the Marine" next door, who's now home with his family, thankfully, but sincerely misses the work he did in Iraq- "Doing good work".


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(edit- dammit, already got crap for posting this on my FB page- if anyone finds it offensive, tell me I'll remove it, but it's offered in the best intentions.)

12 November 2010, 0734
SP4 1966-1968, Vietnam 199th Lt. Infantry Brigade (67-68)

12 November 2010, 0850
I thought that video was pretty funny, Ted. When I was stationed in Panama at Howard AFB, the Panamanians would sometimes riot against the US (for all the usual reasons) and march on the air base. Us airmen (including me) were posted at guardhouses at the base perimeter on these occasions and given an M-16, but not given any ammunition - since they didn't want us to accidentally shoot anyone. We were told that if the Panamanians didn't stop when we showed them our rifles, we were to run away toward Fort Kobe, which was between Howard and the beach, and let the 101 Airborne deal with the problem. It all made perfect sense to me.

One problem that I did have with the Airborne was that they kept getting up every morning at 6 am and would run around our base in formation singing "Airborne, Airborne". We would throw our pillows at them and then try to get back to sleep. After all, the Air Force was a 9 to 5 job, and we needed our beauty sleep. It was a tough assignment.

12 November 2010, 1014
dammit, already got crap for posting this on my FB page...

It reminds me of a Gary Larson cartoon about what dogs hear....