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Message 1304447 - Posted: 10 Nov 2012, 13:06:46 UTC

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Message 1304786 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 5:32:04 UTC

Veterans Day is what we call it in the states. As a veteran myself I salute all who have served past, present, And hopefully we wont have any in the future.
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Message 1304790 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 6:13:22 UTC - in response to Message 1304786.
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Veterans Day is what we call it in the states. As a veteran myself I salute all who have served past, present, And hopefully we wont have any in the future.

That would be 5 in My family:

1-US Civil War, Union Army(Major General or 2 Star General)<-"Pearl" Bobier
2-WWII, US Army and US Army Air Force(Corporal/Warrant Officer)<-Dad/Uncle
1-Vietnam era, US Navy(E9 or I think Senior Master Chief)<-Brother
1-Peace Time, US Army(Private, after Vietnam, before either Gulf war)<--Me

None was ever drafted.
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Message 1304793 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 6:35:53 UTC

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Neither one of us have served. Let's keep it to the once that did. Look up my Opa
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Message 1304794 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 6:39:51 UTC - in response to Message 1304793.

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Neither one of us have served. Let's keep it to the once that did. Look up my Opa
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Actually I did, at least that's what My Dog tags and Marksmens medal with Grenade says.
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Message 1304865 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 11:39:47 UTC

When I was 18 I was drafted in the Army of the Free State of Trieste, which did not have any army. So I was visited, declared able and sent home. But I served as a volunteer in the Alpine Rescue Corps, taking part in several rescue operations, included the Vajont Dam disaster of October 9 1963.
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Message 1304871 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 11:53:29 UTC

My respect goes out to all the people who served in wars. Must not have been an easy job.
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Message 1304880 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 12:15:52 UTC

When I was Secretary of my local Round Table during the 80's, I was our wreath layer at the local war memorial. Next year it is my turn as the wreath layer on behalf of my Borough Political party. I think Remembrance Sunday is very important, and we should not ever forget, whether we have served or not.

The Cenotaph in Whitehall London.



Her Majesty the Queen always lays the first wreath.



Current and past Prime Ministers, and Party leaders stand together as one out of respect and remembrance.



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Message 1304902 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 13:27:48 UTC - in response to Message 1304871.

My respect goes out to all the people who served in wars. Must not have been an easy job.

My Dad said it's not for everyone, He was proud of Me no matter what, of course at the time I could probably out shoot My Brother, I still wished I could have hit that 1200M target(anything less was easy), the bullet fell short, the bullet ran out of energy, I was good enough for the Riflemans medal, but that's that...
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Message 1305003 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 18:22:25 UTC

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Message 1305092 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 21:34:03 UTC

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Message 1305202 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 1:49:58 UTC

My grandfather served in the Army, however, his service was entirely stateside as an MD in one of the military hospitals. Depending on exactly when, either for US service men or German POWs captured in North Africa.
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Message 1305252 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 3:56:47 UTC - in response to Message 1305202.
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My Dad served in WWII in Europe in the 368th Medical(N.Africa, Sicily, Anzio(Italy near Rome), N.France and Occupied Germany up til 1946(He was a clerk/gopher, think Radar of Mash fame)...
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Message 1305258 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 4:05:43 UTC

My Explorer Post adviser served in the brown water Navy in Vietnam. My boss served as a Marine. The guy in the next office served as a Marine. There are many veterans around, you just have to figure out who they are.

I was too young for Vietnam (my 18th birthday fell in the draft registration holiday that happened after the end of the war).
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Message 1305266 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 4:47:41 UTC

Thank you to those who have served.

May our species find a time when such service and sacrifice are no longer needed.

Peace on earth.

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Message 1305295 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 7:29:05 UTC - in response to Message 1305266.

Thank you to those who have served.

May our species find a time when such service and sacrifice are no longer needed.

Peace on earth.

You're welcome from this Universal Donor... I'm O negative blood type...
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Message 1305301 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 7:45:55 UTC

I too, somehow missed the dates crafted to bring young men to their deaths in Vietnam.

I dunno how......I just was not asked to serve and die, thank God.

I stayed at home and listened to PPM and Dylan and MASH.
And knew somehow, that they were right.

MASH somehow hit home.
Because it was such a great bit of acting, it hit home.
That was the sum total of my Vietnam experience.

And that scared the s''' outta me.
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Message 1305487 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 19:19:16 UTC - in response to Message 1305266.

Thank you to those who have served.

May our species find a time when such service and sacrifice are no longer needed.

Peace on earth.



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