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  • #16
    Originally posted by DaSharkie
    Hey! I may be ugly, but at least I am not, and was not a knuckle dragging grunt!

    Semper Fi brother.
    Hey! Hey!....is that in insult????? Everyone wishes to be an 03walk-a-lot
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    • #17
      Well. The day is here. We are assembling here in the Embassy to pay tribute to those who made the Greatest and most Humbling Sacrifice that one human can give to another.

      Sharkie, I'm glad you like the link. We were reminded of that one again this year, through email. As for the new video, we all assembled in the theater yesterday to view it for the first time....... there wasn't a lot of talk or discussion as we all walked out at the end. "Moving" was the only descriptor I've heard so far.
      Last edited by MalahatTwo7; 11-11-2006, 09:30 AM.
      If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

      "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

      "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

      Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

      impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

      IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Catch22
        I've found a lot of men who have served in combat are the same nature. My grandfather served in the 27th ID in WWII. He would never discuss the things he saw while in the service, no matter how much I asked. I heard only two stories; one in which a Japanese grenade hit his leg, allowing him enough time to throw it away from him before it went off (on Saipan) and one where an ammo dump blew up near him (on Okinawa), injuring him and causing him to lose hearing in one ear (like most men he fought with that were injured, he refused to be considered for the PH, I later found out).
        Catch22,

        My grandmother's late boyfriend (of 7 years; for all intents and purposes, he was our grandfather) also served in the 27th on all of those same places. My father's father also served in those places, but with the 305 Regiment, 77th Infantry Division. He carried shrapnel in his leg from Okinawa till the day he died. I actually got to visit many of those battle sites when I was stationed back in Okinawa a few years ago.

        God bless all my brothers and sisters in uniform and most especially those in harms way.

        Thomas T. Warshaw III, SSgt, USAF
        Shaw AFB, SC
        Tom Warshaw
        Station 13 (Bethel)
        Sumter Fire Department

        "Scientists believe that the world is composed mainly of hydrogen because in their opinion, it is the most abundant element. I however, feel the earth is composed mainly of stupidity, because it is more abundant than hydrogen." - Frank Zappa

        September 11, 2001. We Must Never Forget.

        In memory of Thomas Sabella, L-13, FDNY


        All opinions stated are my own and do not reflect the opinions of my department or any organization I may belong to.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by VinnieB
          Hey! Hey!....is that in insult????? Everyone wishes to be an 03walk-a-lot
          Not me.I shipped in the Navy in a destroyer.We carried our bunks and mess table into battle with us instead of on our backs.
          Actually,the worst I had was patrolling 32 degrees,30 minutes North latitude in the Mediterranean to show Mommar Ghaddaffi what he was full of.39 days of Dog Zebra,GQ calls every 8 hours whether anything was happening or not makes you wish something would happen,even if you don't want it to when it does.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by doughesson
            Not me.I shipped in the Navy in a destroyer.We carried our bunks and mess table into battle with us instead of on our backs.
            Actually,the worst I had was patrolling 32 degrees,30 minutes North latitude in the Mediterranean to show Mommar Ghaddaffi what he was full of.39 days of Dog Zebra,GQ calls every 8 hours whether anything was happening or not makes you wish something would happen,even if you don't want it to when it does.

            Hmm I can sympathize with that and my tour of the Arabian Gulf 2001/02. Iranian Air Force P3 liked to "buzz" us with full radars each evening around 1630 or so. But the worst time was with their gunboats chasing us around. Seems we "impinged upon their sensativities" by shadowing a vessel of interest that chose to stay just inside Iranian soverign waters for its transit up the Gulf.
            If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

            "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

            "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

            Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

            impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

            IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by DaSharkie
              Hey Malahat, last year you posted a link to the video on that same page "A Pittance of Time."

              Still love watching that one. Have it saved on my hard drive.

              Makes me livid when I see all of these damned ads about a "Veteran's Day Sale." ****es me off that so many think that this is all about saving money.
              I'm sure you would feel the same about the ... (ok I can't put that word here -think of hfd66's favorite word on the other site that starts with "F" and ends with "D" and rhymes with retard) ... idiots up here who steal poppy donation boxes One Legion had 6 boxes stolen and lost about $3000 in total. A gentleman called into one of the radio stations to donate $50 and challenged others to match his donation, to try to get some of the money back for the Legion.
              September 11th - Never Forget

              I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

              Sheri
              IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
              Honorary Flatlander

              RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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              • #22
                In Flanders Fields
                By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
                Canadian Army
                IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
                Between the crosses row on row,
                That mark our place; and in the sky
                The larks, still bravely singing, fly
                Scarce heard amid the guns below.

                We are the Dead. Short days ago
                We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
                Loved and were loved, and now we lie
                In Flanders fields.

                Take up our quarrel with the foe:
                To you from failing hands we throw
                The torch; be yours to hold it high.
                If ye break faith with us who die
                We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
                In Flanders fields.
                IAFF-IACOJ PROUD

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by VinnieB
                  Hey! Hey!....is that in insult????? Everyone wishes to be an 03walk-a-lot
                  Nah, I had enough humps to last a lifetime.

                  I had a squad or platoon of grunts to watch my happy butt while I did my job.

                  Hey, by the way - if things keep going the way they are (not to curse the thing) you may have to salute me by the end of February.

                  And no jokes about being a butter bar either!

                  That is worse than being a cro-magnon, knuckle dragging grunt.
                  "Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." Will Rogers

                  The borrower is slave to the lender. Proverbs 22:7 - Debt free since 10/5/2009.

                  "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session." - New York Judge Gideon Tucker

                  "As Americans we must always remember that we all have a common enemy, an enemy that is dangerous, powerful and relentless. I refer, of course, to the federal government." - Dave Barry

                  www.daveramsey.com www.clarkhoward.com www.heritage.org

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                  • #24
                    My Mother and Father both served. My Father rose from E-1 to LT CMDR in the Navy in 24 yrs. Served at Norfolk VA. Navel Base most of his career. He served on 2 Tenders and 3 submarines. I have the greatest respect for him and all others who have served and are serving today. My brother in law is on the Coast Guard keeping our borders safe. God Bless all of you, always.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by MalahatTwo7
                      Well. The day is here. We are assembling here in the Embassy to pay tribute to those who made the Greatest and most Humbling Sacrifice that one human can give to another.

                      Sharkie, I'm glad you like the link. We were reminded of that one again this year, through email. As for the new video, we all assembled in the theater yesterday to view it for the first time....... there wasn't a lot of talk or discussion as we all walked out at the end. "Moving" was the only descriptor I've heard so far.
                      My Father's recommendation for a good book to read is "Blind Man's Bluff".

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                      • #26
                        Excellent book. When you think about how close we would have come to war if some of those exploits were uncovered by the Soviets......

                        Balsy group of folks there.
                        "Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." Will Rogers

                        The borrower is slave to the lender. Proverbs 22:7 - Debt free since 10/5/2009.

                        "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session." - New York Judge Gideon Tucker

                        "As Americans we must always remember that we all have a common enemy, an enemy that is dangerous, powerful and relentless. I refer, of course, to the federal government." - Dave Barry

                        www.daveramsey.com www.clarkhoward.com www.heritage.org

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