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Have you thanked a Veteran today?

My co-worker is a reservist 1 year back from his tour in Iraq. He really appreciated a hand shake and a thank you.


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Re: Have you thanked a Veteran today?

That was mighty nice of ya.

Slide by and tell him thanks from a Ret. Chief Petty Officer, USN.
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Re: Have you thanked a Veteran today?

I just called my dad, a Ret. Master Chief Petty Officer, USN (one half of the only twins ever to be Master Chief Petty Officers). Served with Nimitz (funny stories), in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. 2 Purple Hearts (turned down his third because they would have sent him home then and his brother would have replaced him), a Silver Star and a Bronze Star. My daddy's a hero.

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Tell your Dad thanks from us Sunny!

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I just called my dad, a Ret. Master Chief Petty Officer, USN (one half of the only twins ever to be Master Chief Petty Officers). Served with Nimitz (funny stories), in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. 2 Purple Hearts (turned down his third because they would have sent him home then and his brother would have replaced him), a Silver Star and a Bronze Star. My daddy's a hero.
Dayum, does he have a stoop from the weight of all those medals?!

Your Dad is a hero, tell him thanks.



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Re: Have you thanked a Veteran today?

I will tell him for you, maxib and LTL. Thanks! I honestly don't know how he copes with day-to-day life. It's one thing to be so decorated. It's another to lead as normal of a life as possible after witnessing all of the terror that he has seen and participated in. He was a corpsman on the front lines in Vietnam. When my sister and I were little, it wasn't uncommon for our bedtime stories to include something like "then we went into the village and had to kill all of the women and children because they all had weapons and wanted to kill us." How do you cope with life after that? No wonder so many veterans are crazy.
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Click here for an interesting article on my dad.
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Click here for an interesting article on my dad.


I can only imagine the shenanigans if my bro and I were competing for office.



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