Military Service

Discussion in 'Vets and Friends' started by Salty, Feb 5, 2016.

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My military service includes:

  1. US ARMY

    15 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. US NAVY

    4 vote(s)
    13.3%
  3. US MARINE CORPS

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. US AIR FORCE

    6 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. US COAST GUARD

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  6. RESERVES

    4 vote(s)
    13.3%
  7. NATIONAL GUARD

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  8. STATE GUARD

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  9. Country other than the United States

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. My husband was in the military

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Salty

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    I know we have done this before,
    but lets talk about our service

    This poll is set up so you can choose more than one
     
  2. JonC

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    I'm retired Army (91F/68W, 12B, and 79R) and AGR in the TNARNG (79T). You know, it just hit me that while I enjoy talking about the military and being around military people, I don't miss it. This amazes me (I loved the service, and after 23 years I really thought it would be a difficult transition to civilian life, but it wasn't). I do, of course, think about my military service every time I climb a latter or have to ask people to repeat what they just said. :)
     
  3. Salty

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    My recruiter gave me a booklet about basic training. On the last page - it said "I'm glad its over, but I hate to see it end"
     
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  4. Salty

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    Is this all the veterans we have on Baptist Board?
     
  5. Carolyn Nisbet

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    I was an Air Force brat for 18yrs. My dad was a lifer. Does that count, lol?! Feels like it should.
     
  6. HAMel

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    I'm a veteran. 1965 to 1968.
     
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  7. th1bill

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    No Salty, the Vietnam vets, by and large, have not emerged from the bush yet and most of us will die hiding. There are very few that, like me, have figured out what made is so angry and have jumped up, spit in the face of convention and are willing to openly discuss what the entire mess did to us and for opening up, be free again.

    Bravo Company, the Killer Spades of the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, First Air Cavalry, has it's own Web Page and Facebook Page and many vets show up there from all of the services because no matter how many liars try to patronize us with the empty thank you for your service remarks, we know better than to ever trust civilians again.

    That is a veneer that is tough to crack because we had it hardening since the 1960s. I pray this effort works but it will require push, an active push.
     
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  8. Van

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    I am what is called a Viet Nam Era Veteran, having served in Germany in the US Army from 1965 to 1967. I was drafted and honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 5. In church on Veterans Day when they ask all the vets to stand, I always feel guilty, like a phony because I never served in combat.
     
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  9. tyndale1946

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    The Few The Proud... You know the rest!... THE MARINES!... 1965-1969... Charlie Company 3rd Tank Battalion, Vietnam or as we say Nam!... Da Nang, Chu-lai and Phu-Bai... July 1965 to September 1966... In Country... Honorably discharged... OOOOOORAH!... Marines like to yell a lot!... Brother Glen
     
  10. TCassidy

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    It's not how, or when, or where you served. It is that you served. In my opinion simply taking the oath is an act of extreme courage.
     
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  11. Salty

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    Van,
    When I ran for public office - I had met my opponent for the first time at a debate. Prior to the debate itself, we had a few moments to talk in private. The subject of military service came up. Bill mentioned he did not feel like he was a veteran, because he was only a JAG in the US Army Reserve. I told him that I had total respect for him as he honorably wore the uniform.
    I agree with TCassidy said - " In my opinion simply taking the oath is an act of extreme courage."

    Myself, I had orders for Nam - arrived at POE - my entire unit was then diverted to Germany.

    We are a brotherhood - that can never be broken.
     
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  12. JonC

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    Most of us feel that way, even those who served in combat. While I did not see direct combat (I was playing in minefields and mud) I think of those who have died in service (and two friends in particular), and those who come back and struggle with physical and mental scars. I typically try to skip church on Veterans Day and Memorial Day (I don't know why they make us stand on Memorial Day).
     
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    AMEN!
     
  14. InTheLight

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    Why isn't the last choice in the poll, "My spouse was in the military?"
     
  15. Salty

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    Because I am not politically correct
     
  16. just-want-peace

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    Army
    Aberdeen, Sandia Base, Ft Benning, Ft Bragg
     
  17. HeDied4U

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    US Air Force; 1984 to 1988.
     
  18. chuck2336

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    Haze gray and underway!

    Navy 1989-1997

    FMF
     
  19. tyndale1946

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    Hey there's our bus!... Well how else can we get to the war?... Brother GlenBiggrin
     
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  20. TCassidy

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    I flew. You Gyreens afeared of flying? :D :D
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