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I don't think we do that I know of.
We do have some veterans here, but I'm not aware of any active duty members presently.
We do they just don't post much
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Well if we're counting blue then yes.
Oh and USAFhawk posts every once in a while.
me, I'm an army of one
I think we have a few on the main board, but not sure any of them post on the OT board.
We definitely have veterans and I thought there was an active duty Navy CPO posting for a while. Maybe that was on HI or HR or the main board. All us vets will take up the slack if our active members are too busy right now. Some of us can still kick a** or at least think we can. We'll sling S*** until the younger folk get back. We got their backs and fronts.
This post was edited by Froggydegremlin 13 months ago
There are quite a few that came over from HC but most post on the main board.
Didn't know you were a vet - thanks for your service!
Thank you Todd. US Navy, 1969 to 1973. Never stepped on a ship but got to see a lot of the world.
Thank you froggy!
"I was brought in here to change the culture. I'm going to coach with passion" - Fran McCaffery.
I bet that was an amazing experience.
Yes it was. I got to do some pretty awesome stuff, had a huge security clearance (TS/SI including For The Presidents Eyes Only type stuff) got flown in civiliam cloths all over the place, (some of this I've told before) and I even worked for a year at NCIS (then known as the Naval Investigative Service headquartered in Alexandria, Va). The rest of my service was spent as an electronic spy. Some really cool stuff too. I don't lack for a bunch of good stories from my Navy years, but a few of them I am still hesitant to tell because they may still be classified.
Thanks for serving us froggy,
Thank you for your thanks ihawk and thank everyone I have received thanks from since I have been on this board. We vets didn't get much more than the back of a hand when the Vietnam War was over, even from our own parents (my dad ws a Lt in the Pacific in WWII) and the so called "Greatest Generation". We were called baby killers and worse. In recent times I have received many more thank yous from the younger generations and i appreciate that very much. I am also getting an occasional greeting from the dudes in their WWII and Korea hats.
Sorry, that spleen squirting just sort of happens sometimes. I truly am thankful to all of you new patriots.
EDIT: I think most of us would love to hear as many stories as you're willing to tell. However, we've got a policy against discussing politics, so please try to keep that out of the discussion. - TW
This post was edited by Todd Worly 13 months ago
I Personally am not a new patriot but my son is from the early involvement in the war on Iraq. He was part of the longest stay for the National Guard in a war at the time for NG. (22 mo). I am proud of his service as I am of every other Soldier of the USA no matter what Branch or what war, you served our country!
Thank You and Salute you!
This post was edited by ihawks76 13 months ago
We were a service family. Dad served in WWII, oldest brother Ed was in the Navy (58-62), next brother Dan was in the AF from (63-67) and then me from (69-73). Dad is deceased but Ed, Dan and I are all proud of our service to our country.
I like the fact your son chose to serve. All of us Lawlor boys volunteered. You should be very proud of him. I know just how scarey it was to get on that bus in Ft Madison and ride off alone to Ft Des Moines before being shipped out to San Diego for bootcamp. I was 19 years old and damn neart peeing my pants. It take some guts to do that and you tell him I am very proud of him for his service.
He actually did bootcamp between his Jr and Sr year in High School, did his AIT training on the day after graduating, and was given his papers 8 months later. I am totally proud of him and you as well.
That's very, very neat. You've gotten to do some things that the vast majority of people will never come close to doing. Congrats, and thanks again.
Froggy you rock but you already know I feel that way about ya I can never say thanks enough and if you got any good classified UFO stories my pm is always open ya know
Brad, I can probably scare you with a couple of stories about war, etc., but I don't have much on a UFO basis from the service. However, if I screw up the courage to expose myself to the possibility of ridicule and defamation, I may one day share some info from that realm. One night when I have had a few, maybe I'll send you a pm regarding an adventure from 1967. Sorry, although I would have been cleared to go there, I don't know anymore about Area 51 than most other citizens. That sucker is sealed up tight as a drum.
I am all ears (eyes) bro i love your stories
Not active duty anymore. Retired in 2010 after 22 years. Don't post often as I am pretty busy with job, school, soccer coach, kids, etc.
I should get over here more often.
Yes you should. We have fun.
Yes. Yes, we do.
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