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Old 11-11-14, 06:08 AM
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Vets and Active/Reserves

To all who served, or are serving, know that your service is appreciated! From me and mine to you and yours, THANK YOU!

We usually go down to Branson for the "reunion" on Veteran's Day weekend. We won't be able to make it this year due to a scheduling conflict. If you have never been there for the festivities, it is worth a trip; if nothing else, just to see the sheer numbers of Vet's and get to talk with them. Very humbling.

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Thanks! For those in the Chicago area, Cantigny is usually a good place to celebrate Veteran's Day.
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My son and I both are vets and we also aprecciate all who serve and have served!
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Veterans Day always reminds me of my maternal grandfather, who suffered kidney damage after being wounded in France in WWI. He liked to tell the story of his "shortest physical exam ever," in which the doctor told him, "Get out of here -- you're dead. No one can live with urine like that." The doctor missed his diagnosis by only about 65 years.
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I failed my first draft physical, at age 19, was classified 1Y, called again at age 22, 1A then. Got draft notice and went in Army, after serving my time as a Medic, was taking separation physical and the doctor said,"What are you doing in the Army?" I didn't ask him why I should not have been there!
He was not the doctor I worked for.
No regrets here, great experience, glad I served!
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Old 11-12-14, 06:03 PM
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My thanks, belated for this thread, to all vets in all the countries that are our allies, Veteran's Day, Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, or which ever name it goes by, I thank them all for the freedoms we are enjoying.

a77impala, "Doc" was one service member we all liked in the Corps, A corpsman is the hardest job in an infantry/combat unit,( I was not a grunt, not able to claim that hard earned MOS) they have to give aide to the wounded, regardless of the danger to them. There is a reason a Corpsman from the Navy is allowed to wear the Eagle, Globe and Anchor device and a the same green undress uniform as all Marines wear, they earned it! Thanks to you, even if you weren't supposed to be there

I am also thankful our forum can have this thread, and it can remain civil, the P&R thread made me feel ill. Now I remember why I don't post, or read much, there.

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Old 11-13-14, 08:55 AM
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Glad to have served, and would do so again!

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Old 11-13-14, 04:37 PM
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I put on a uniform for the first time in 17 years on Veterans Day. My grandson's grade school had a parade and asked any veteran family members to participate in it. It was very well done!

A few moments ago I realized that I left for basic training on this day in 1972. How time flys!
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