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Old 11-11-2010, 01:27 AM   #1
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Default show some respect for the veterans you dirtbags

lol jk

but seriously Happy Veterans Day.

and i would like to publicly show my gratitude for all those who have gone before me and made the ultimate sacrifice.

as i heard at a fireside (lds gathering) in draper (and i also happen to agree), "i dont know why people thank me for being in the service, i havent done anything."

we should be thanking those who have paid the price.


















if you have time in the service post a pic up of yourself in uniform.
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:58 AM   #2
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Thanks to Micah and my Gramps.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:07 AM   #3
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Thanks to Micah and my Gramps.
Thanks buddy, I appreciate it!! I'll post a good one, hopefully after tomorrow.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:47 PM   #4
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I'm the first in my family to join the military. And I agree I haven't done anything but I am going to sherona Afghanistan in mayor 2012.
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:35 PM   #5
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I'm the first in my family to join the military. And I agree I haven't done anything but I am going to sherona Afghanistan in mayor 2012.
Ya, im going August 2011 to Afganistan.
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:36 PM   #6
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there are tons of guys on here that serve our country. sportswagon is playing in the big sand box right now.

I thank them all.

paul (jokermdx) is still getting over the last time I thanked him I think
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:42 PM   #7
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my girl is in the army working at the U right now.

Although i dont agree with the government, I still support the troops and their families.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:04 AM   #8
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Just for Aaron, Some kid climbed a tree to get us a fresh coconut to eat. Sorry the pic was taken a while ago, I've been lazy. For those AR 670-1 nazi's, yes we wear our sunglasses on our heads, roll our sleeves and don't wear PC's. Sorry this is a different war.


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Old 03-02-2011, 08:17 AM   #9
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Hearts and minds. That's cool, though - how was the fresh coconut?

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"i dont know why people thank me for being in the service, i havent done anything."
The sheep are thanking the sheepdogs for doing what they could not do themselves.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:42 AM   #10
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I am appreciative of those of who have served. Thanks!
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:40 AM   #11
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:04 PM   #12
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I am very appreciative of our military!!
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:57 AM   #13
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Just for Aaron, Some kid climbed a tree to get us a fresh coconut to eat. Sorry the pic was taken a while ago, I've been lazy. For those AR 670-1 nazi's, yes we wear our sunglasses on our heads, roll our sleeves and don't wear PC's. Sorry this is a different war.

hey the guy on the far left in the green cami's is a LT in my reserve unit (navy) talk about a bad ass wrestler and fighter. he coaches at uvu as well.

this is in PI. what a cake deployment to yanked out to. sure beats kickin dust in the desert.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:52 AM   #14
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Hearts and minds. That's cool, though - how was the fresh coconut?
I wish winning the hearts and minds was as easy as it sounds. Sometimes it is and sometimes it's really fuqing frustrating.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:55 AM   #15
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Yeah. When you have an entirely different people with a different mindset, and language and (more importantly) culture barriers, that makes the battle more difficult. Especially if anyone in either party is impatient.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:59 AM   #16
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hey the guy on the far left in the green cami's is a LT in my reserve unit (navy) talk about a bad ass wrestler and fighter. he coaches at uvu as well.

this is in PI. what a cake deployment to yanked out to. sure beats kickin dust in the desert.
Ya, he was cool as hell. It was funny because he asked to go out with us this day and found out after he asked that it was the highest threat level that we've had since we've been on the island. We were using the Special Boat Team guys to run us in on RHIB's to get our work done. It was one hell of time. A long 5 days though

I volunteered to go to Afghanistan and this is what I ended up with. Honestly it has it's own frustrations, there are quite a few IED's that go off here, this morning we actually had one that did some pretty good damage, I think 5 people were killed. They just don't report them for fear that it would impact investment in the island. The biggest frustration for me is seeing people beg for free crap when they could work for it, a nation that receives hundreds of millions of dollars in US aid and military support and then their solders are too scared to roll up our HVI's at checkpoints. We're at a point where we want to do it ourselves, but then we run a fine line with the Visiting Forces Agreement in the Philippines. It kind of sucks. The other thing I hate is the humidity and heat, I'll take mountains, cold, and getting shot at any day. I hate the heat. I sweat like a whore in church!

It has it's goods and bads like any place I guess.

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Old 03-03-2011, 06:04 AM   #17
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Yeah. When you have an entirely different people with a different mindset, and language and (more importantly) culture barriers, that makes the battle more difficult. Especially if anyone in either party is impatient.
Very true. One thing that really impacts our ability to get things done is that they don't think like we do. Their educational system teaches them memorization, so these people remember everything. Ours especially at a college level teaches you to think critically. Including myself 2 other guys on team have degrees, so we are always coming up with weird crap that they don't understand. We end up getting a lot of push back until we just ask them to do it and it nets good results. The LCE (ODA) we work with has been really supportive as well.

Fresh Coconut is good!
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:17 AM   #18
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I attended a special lecture at USU from Lt. Col. Dunn, one of the History professors up there, and he talked about that very sort of thing - about how difficult it is to try to integrate our values into their system without destroying their cultural identity. He explained just in trying to help adjust their functional mindset alone, it was an impossible amount of difficulties. He said that where people are still living by tribal organization and everyone trying to cover for everyone else, you would try to build a school to help educate the people, and they would blow it up because it benefited one clan more than another. I can only imagine how aggravating such things may be.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:22 AM   #19
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I attended a special lecture at USU from Lt. Col. Dunn, one of the History professors up there, and he talked about that very sort of thing - about how difficult it is to try to integrate our values into their system without destroying their cultural identity. He explained just in trying to help adjust their functional mindset alone, it was an impossible amount of difficulties. He said that where people are still living by tribal organization and everyone trying to cover for everyone else, you would try to build a school to help educate the people, and they would blow it up because it benefited one clan more than another. I can only imagine how aggravating such things may be.
You hit it right on the head brother. We had a clan war last month that killed like 17 people, burned 100 homes and they dropped a bunch of 40MM on a school. Now we are working on getting them help, increase negotiations, rebuilding the area. I'll tell you what, my degree in Communications (Conflict Management) has done me well here.
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And I have 5x as much respect for you guys over there for doing that. I get frustrated after 5 minutes of explaining to someone how to use Outlook. I don't know that I've got the patience to deal with 800 years of blood and religion coming to a boiling point. But, I have always felt that I fit more in the world of the sheepdog than the sheep or wolves....


In any case, big ups to those who have served, those who DO serve, and condolences to the families who have lost, especially the two airmen recently in Germany.
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And one more thing....if Westboro Baptist asshats EVER protest a military funeral near me, **** will be on like donkey kong.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:10 AM   #22
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That's a great quote! I served in iraq 2009-2010 and couldn't be happier that I got sent.The experience definitely has an impact on how you live life after that.
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In any case, big ups to those who have served, those who DO serve, and condolences to the families who have lost, especially the two airmen recently in Germany.
Ya, I hate hearing about my brother being hurt or dying. Not sure who said it, but there is a quote out there that says, "The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his." Unfortunately our enemies don't play by the same rules. The Geneva Convention is only good when all sides abide.
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That's a great quote! I served in iraq 2009-2010 and couldn't be happier that I got sent.The experience definitely has an impact on how you live life after that.
Couldn't agree more. Thanks for your service as well.
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HAHA!
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