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  1. ergator920103

    ergator920103 Member
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    US Air Force 1983 - 1987
     
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    NavetG8r Stupid
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    CGgater Gainesville Native

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    USCG '92-present.

    Can't believe I'm at 24 years and counting. It's an honor to serve. My wife and 3 daughters deserve a lot of credit for putting up with the sea time and PCS moves (last summer was #10).

    Lastly, I've been very fortunate in my CG career. I cannot fathom the difficulties experienced by my DOD counterparts with boots on the ground in hostile territory. IMHO, you guys deserve highest honors!

    'Merica! [emoji631]
     
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    Tunaboat Sling it Franks
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    USN 73-99 Great time flying those beautiful P-3Cs
     
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    gatormandan On our way back!
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    US Army 76-79 2nd Btn 33rd Armored Div Kirch Goens (The Rock) Germany.
     
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    Today is a day when all Americans should stop and realize that the freedom we have was fought for and paid for with blood and sacrifice. To all my GCMB brothers and sisters that have worn the uniform, and for the families who sacrificed while their loved ones were away defending our freedom, thank you for your service to our great nation! Please, stand and be recognized on this virtual sounding board with your branch of service and the years you served so your fellow posters can see who you are! Thanks again!

    USMC 89-03
     
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    SGG Deplorable to the core
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  11. deuce

    deuce I'm not as smart as I look!
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    151.jpg USMC 69 - 75

    We were so damn young and stupid. Good times!
     
    #39 deuce, Nov 11, 2016
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    US Army 1981-1992
     
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    36 years ago I reported to my boat (USS Sturgeon SSN 637) and we were on our way to the Arabian sea but when they realized Reagan was going to be the next President they miraculously reached an agreement with Carter. They weren't that stupid.
     
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    GBHOR Pickled Gator
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    US Army 1990-2013[​IMG]
     
    #43 GBHOR, Nov 11, 2016
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    Glad to see some true American heroes here!

    USN 1989-2001(with a break in service to finish college)
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    2006, in Kuwait screwing around on the gun range.....
     
  16. Gators79

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    LPH-9 Gator Fleet ---2 tours of Lebanon and quick stop in Grenada
     
  17. Floridagator

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    Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (and a bunch of humanitarian crap)
     
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    Detroitgator General Factotum
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    USA 1985-1998, then some Other Government stuff.
    Enjoy the rest of your day fellas, and remember Remembrance/Armistice Day for all our allies today... it's their Memorial Day.
     
  19. Gatordiddy

    Gatordiddy Fondling Member
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    THANK YOU to all of you Vets for keeping this country safe and secure...
    I'll refrain from posting my ROTC picture :grin:
    But I do have a special thanks to my favorite drill instructor when I was growing up...
    Thanks Dad -
    RIP "Big Ed" -
    USAF SSgt '57 - '65 | GI Bill - UF '69 | USArmy Reserve MSgt '73 - '90.

    [​IMG]
     
    #28 Gatordiddy, Nov 11, 2016
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    '78 Dazed and Confused
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    Please indulge me while I honor my dad, a Marine and a member of the 1st Marines regiment that engaged in hand-to-hand combat against the Japanese on Okinawa. It looked something like this.

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    He took a Japanese slug to the gut and was destined to bleed to death if not for the efforts of several of his buddies who dragged him to safety. I'm here to tell this story because of their heroism.

    My dad was a badass, a great dad and yet kind of screwed up, but he was my dad. I'm proud as hell for his courage and his service. Happy Vet's Day, Dad.
     

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