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HundsSolo
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PostThu Nov 11, 2010 9:25 pm 
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A long time ago

An Old Chapter
An Old Chapter

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The Mountains are Calling - I must go and PLAY!
If you don't Respect Mother Nature, Mother Nature won't respect you.
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PostThu Nov 11, 2010 11:19 pm 
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I will never know your level of dedication or sacrifice, but because of it, I get to call myself free. Thank you.

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Tomorrow's not promised to anyone, so be bold, scare yourself, attempt something with no guarantee of success. You'll be amazed at what you can achieve. -Olive McGloin
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PostFri Nov 12, 2010 7:40 am 
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HundsSolo wrote:
A long time ago

An Old Chapter
An Old Chapter

HundsSolo - Notice the unit patch. Looks like we served in the same place.

1967
1967
1966
1966

Yesterday I put on the top half of my old uniform and got free breakfast at the American Legion, free lunch at a fire station BBQ, and free dinner at Applebees. Thank you America for thanking vets!!
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HundsSolo
Baby Step Hiking :o)



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PostFri Nov 12, 2010 8:02 am 
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Youngsters we were and so innocent about life

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The Mountains are Calling - I must go and PLAY!
If you don't Respect Mother Nature, Mother Nature won't respect you.
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PostFri Nov 12, 2010 8:38 am 
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That was a good place to shed your innocence.
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PostSat Nov 13, 2010 7:44 pm 
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HitTheTrail wrote:
That was a good place to shed your innocence.

I think I went in corrupted  hockeygrin.gif
army pics
army pics

and came out a little more innocent...
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PostSat Nov 13, 2010 10:45 pm 
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Camping after parachuting into Iraq


Im still in. 10 more years till retirement
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PostMon Nov 11, 2019 2:27 pm 
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You're welcome.  I served in the 3rd Infantry, the ceremonial unit in Washington, D.C. from 1972-75.  Here's a much younger me attaining Sergeant, E-5.  Shout-out to all you other vets!  up.gif
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"These are the places you will find me hiding'...These are the places I will always go."
(Down in the Valley by The Head and The Heart)
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Backpacker Joe
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PostMon Nov 11, 2019 4:04 pm 
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Hoo Raw.

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"If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide."

— Abraham Lincoln
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PostMon Nov 11, 2019 4:04 pm 
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You are welcome and thank you for sending me on such a lovely vacation. You paid for my trips to japan, tawain, phillipines, Vietnam. I served in the Navy from 1966 until 1976 on board various ships and shore stations including a trip up the mekong delta in the brown water navy. I ended the tour on a sub tender with the ballistic missile fleet at Guam.
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PostMon Nov 11, 2019 4:24 pm 
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Get Out and Go wrote:
You're welcome.  I served in the 3rd Infantry, the ceremonial unit in Washington, D.C. from 1972-75.  Here's a much younger me attaining Sergeant, E-5.  Shout-out to all you other vets!  up.gif
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Lucky break during vietnam?
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PostMon Nov 11, 2019 8:43 pm 
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“War is young men dying and old men talking”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

I always heard it as War is young men dying for old men's politics. That said, I began my Air Force career in December 1969 as a pilot. I retired 20 years later. I'm grateful for every man and woman who served in the military in whatever capacity whether that was as a Cobra gunship pilot in the skies of Vietnam or a young PFC slinging hash in a chow hall at Lackland AFB TX. With that thought in mind I was rather offended by this comment: 
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Lucky break during vietnam?

regarding a young man's honorable service at a time when the Vietnam conflict was essentially over.
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PostMon Nov 11, 2019 8:48 pm 
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Ceremonial unit?  I somehow missed out on serving in such a unit during my time as a draftee from 1966 to 1968

This is probably unintentionally disrespectful and dismissive. Maybe a quick edit is in order?
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PostMon Nov 11, 2019 8:50 pm 
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catsp wrote:
nordique wrote:
Ceremonial unit?  I somehow missed out on serving in such a unit during my time as a draftee from 1966 to 1968

This is probably unintentionally disrespectful and dismissive. Maybe a quick edit is in order?

This one didn't strike me as unintentional and I found it rather offensive not only to the person at which it was directed but also to me, a veteran. 
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Lucky break during vietnam?
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PostTue Nov 12, 2019 8:59 am 
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schifferj wrote:
catsp wrote:
nordique wrote:
Ceremonial unit?  I somehow missed out on serving in such a unit during my time as a draftee from 1966 to 1968

This is probably unintentionally disrespectful and dismissive. Maybe a quick edit is in order?

This one didn't strike me as unintentional and I found it rather offensive not only to the person at which it was directed but also to me, a veteran.

Just pointing out a possible misunderstanding - I think that Get Out and Go used the phrase in this thread originally (in addition, to describe their own service so there may be some leeway afforded there? I didn't get the impression that Nordique was trying to put down the 3rd Infantry, but maybe asking for more details or information?).
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