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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by SDRaiderH8er, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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  2. BFISA

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  3. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    I like it, it was done with class
     
  4. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    Yes it was!! :tup:
     
  5. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    Hope you don't mind me spreadin this around.
     
  6. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Awesome !!![​IMG]
     
  7. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    It was sent to me as an email, so no I do not mind at all.
     
  8. BFISA

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  10. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    Jes got this from my RT California Team Leader-

    If you read this, you WILL forward it on. You won't be able to stop yourself.


    The Military
    The average age of the military man is 19 years. He is a short haired,
    tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society as half
    man, half boy Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a beer, but old enough
    to die for his country. He never really cared much for work and he would rather wax his
    own car than wash his father's; but he has never collected unemployment either.


    He's a recent High School graduate;

    he was probably an average student,
    pursued some form of sport activities, drives a ten year old jalopy,

    and has a steady girlfriend

    that either broke up with him when he left,

    or swears to be waiting when he returns from half a world away

    He listens to rock and roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz or swing and a 155mm howitzer.

    He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now

    than when he was at home

    because he is working or fighting

    from before dawn to well after dusk.

    He has trouble spelling,

    thus letter writing is a pain for him,

    but he can field strip a rifle in 30 seconds

    and reassemble it in less time in the dark.

    He can recite to you the nomenclature

    of a machine gun or grenade launcher

    and use either one effectively if he must.

    He digs foxholes and latrines </ B>

    and can apply first aid like a professional.

    He can march until he is told to stop

    or stop until he is told to march.



    He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation,

    but he is not without spirit or individual dignity. He is self-sufficient

    He has two sets of fatigues:

    he washes one and wears the other.

    He keeps his canteens full and his feet dry.

    he sometimes forgets to brush his teeth,

    but never to clean his rifle.
    He can cook his own meals,

    mend his own clothes, and fix his own hurts.

    If you're thirsty, he'll share his water with you; if you are hungry, his food.

    He'll even split his ammunition with you

    in the midst of battle when you run low.

    He has learned to use his hands like weapons

    and weapons like they were his hands.

    He can save your life - or take it,

    because that is his job.

    He will often do twice the work of a civilian ,

    draw half the pay

    a nod still find ironic humor in it all.

    He has seen more suffering
    and death then he should have

    in his short lifetime.





    He has stood atop mountains of dead bodies,

    and helped to create them.
    He has wept in public and in private,

    for friends who have fallen in combat
    and is unashamed.

    He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through his body
    while at rigid attention,
    while tempering the burning desire to
    'square-away' those around him
    who haven't bothered to stand,
    remove their hat, or even stop talking.

    In an odd twist, day in and day out,
    far from home,

    he defends their right to be disrespectful.

    Just as did his Father, Grandfather,

    and Great-grandfather,

    he is paying the price for our freedom . Beardless or not, he is not a boy.
    He is the American Fighting Man

    that has kept this country free

    for over 200 years




    He has asked nothing in return,

    except our friendship and understanding.
    Remember him, always,

    for he has earned our respect

    and admiration with his blood.

    And now we even have women over there in danger,
    doing their part in this tradition
    of going to War

    when our nation calls us to do so.

    As you go to bed tonight,

    remember this shot..

    A short lull, a little shade

    and a picture of loved ones in their helmets




    Prayer wheel for our military... please don't break it. Please send this on after a short prayer.

    Prayer Wheel

    "Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us.
    Bless them and their families

    for the selfless acts they perform for us

    in our time of need. Amen."

    Prayer :

    When you receive this,

    please stop for a moment and say a prayer
    for our ground troops in Afghanistan , sailors on ships, and airmen in the air,
    and for those in Iraq .

    There is nothing attached..

    This can be very powerful.......

    Of all< /B> the gifts you could give a US Soldier, Sailor, Coastguardsman, Marine
    or Airman, prayer is the very best one.
    I can't break this one, sorry
    This is a ribbon for soldiers fighting in Iraq Pass it on to everyone and pray.
     
  11. BoltsFanUK

    BoltsFanUK Well-Known Member

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    yes it was:abq1: :abq2:
     
  12. sdchrger

    sdchrger Well-Known Member

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    Thanks H8ter. It's easy to get caught up in the day to day grind and forget how much sacrifice is being made for us. This should be required watching.
     

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