Skip to comments.Salute to FReeper Veterans; Check in!: THREAD #4
Posted on 11/10/2011 7:16:05 PM PST by RightOnline
[Note to all: I've finally resurrected what was a tradition here for several years on FR....the "Veterans' Check-In". Much has happened since I started this...twelve years ago. Three of my five sons are now veterans, including a Bronze Star-winning Stryker platoon leader in Iraq back during the 'surge' days (FReeper "Future Snake Eater"), a combat videographer who jumped in so young I had to sign papers to allow him to serve, and a 'grunt' from Ft. Polk who just got back from Afghanistan). God bless them, God bless you all. I've included the original text from all those years ago here.]
While splashing some coffee into my eyes in a feeble attempt to wake up (early plane to catch this AM), I still wanted to take a moment and express my...and I'm sure "our"...appreciation to all of you veterans. We salute you on this Veterans Day for your sense of duty, commitment, honor, and sacrifice. Whether you served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, or any number of other "hot spots" around the globe, may we offer our thanks and deepest respect for what you've given and helped to protect.
May God in His Heaven bless all of you, and just know that many, many of us remember. You will never be forgotten.
Take a moment and "check in" here, all you vets. It's your day. Those of us who served during "peacetime" especially salute the combat veterans; those who survived the bullets and incoming and left so many close friends behind. A special prayer to all of you today.
Trying to wrestle my health back and take care of my wife after her stroke.
FTM1 Just another Joe, USS Sterret CG-31, homeported in the Philippines 1981 - 1987, reporting for duty, SIR!
Since it has been so long, I’ll start. ‘77 grad of the AF Academy; flew KC-135’s for SAC until ‘84, the latter days of the Cold War. Never got shot at....but our mission during nuclear war was a suicide mission. No matter. I never took incoming rounds. So many of you have. God bless you, and never feel unappreciated....ever.
For God and Country
huh waaht’s up?
Well God’s blessings on you and your wife, my FRiend. Thank you for your service to your country.
RA Sergeant !
IRAQ...big red one, and 42 inf div...Tikrit
You counted....you stepped up. God bless you.
...where you kicked ass and took names...God bless.
Her: SSG, 13 years and a Drill Sgt.... always making uniform corrections on my Commanders at functions.....
Thanks to all that came before and special thanks to those proudly serving now. Hoo-Ahh!
Checking in: USN Vet
Saluting you....and God bless.
Army 76-79 Ft Devens Mass.
Married a Marine.
Hi. Happy to have served. Sometimes wished I’d stayed longer.
My dad - a longtime FR lurker. 28 years, USN - reconnaissance pilot - Cold War.
Thanks, Dad and thanks to all FReeper vets! May God bless you all abundantly.
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