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A heart felt thank you to all service members past and present. May richly God bless you and yours. 

We, as people, couldn't be who we are, without your sacrifices. 

  
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To ALL of our veterans, thank you for your service. For no matter how large or small your sacrifice was, we could not have the life and freedom we enjoy today.
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I"m on the wrong thread. Anyway, Thanks Vets!  It's Armistice Day!!   






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It's been nine yrs and I can say I'm glad to be here. It hasn't always been that way. But I was fortunate to make it home, and a few weeks ago I walked my daughter down the isle. But I didn't give her away. About her 1st birthday I realized I wasn't qualified to raise a daughter the way God had intended. So, (not really knowing what I was doing even then) I got down on my knees and told God that I saw how ignorant I was and gave her back to him. I simply asked Him to allow me to participate in her life. Didn't know it at the time but, was the smartest thing I ever did. He honored my petition and I have seen Him bless her all her life and HE allowed me to be the channel of most of those blessings. So when we got to the end of that isle our long time friend and pastor asked me. "Who presents this woman to be joined to this man?" I couldn't say like most "Her mother and I" because she wasn't mine to give. I had asked the Lord the days before "what is my response?" He didn't tell me until the morning of the celebration. "Who gives this woman to be joined to this man?" Looking into the eyes of the man who asked I turned to my daughter and touching her beautiful cheek responded "God her Father, her mother and I". Had I given all, those many yrs ago. God her Father would certainly have taken every bit as good care of her as He did with me being here. But I would have missed the joy that I had all that day. A day that truly was as God had planned it.
I will no longer question "why did I get to come home?" when so many others did not. Everyday we wake is a gift from God and I will give Him thanks. And I will remember those whose days were cut short and give God thanks that I was honored to actually know some of them.
Blake Williams, Lance Eakes I am honored to have served with you and all those in our company and battalion.
Thanks to all of you who have served and are serving. God Bless and keep you always!

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That Sarge was beautiful.

Thanks to those who are serving and to those who have served.
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Yes well said Sarge.

And thanks to all our Vets for their sacrifices.
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Well said Sarg, that was truely beautiful and moving!!! Excellent
 
Congrats on her wedding and good luck paying the bill, I'm sure it was worth every cent!
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Thanks Sgt.D,Thanks to the family who gave us the Vet.Prayers out to those who didn't make it home & my buddy Paul Simon[not the singer,the Hero] Salute
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Like Peddler said, that was beautiful Sarge.

There's an older fellow that works here at the port. He's a great guy that I like to cut up with when I see him. He's a Marine and a veteran of the Korean War and was at the Chosin Reservoir. He was off yesterday, so when he stopped by today he was really excited. He showed me a picture his daughter had sent to him, of him in his combat uniform complete with M1 helmet and that camouflage cover the Marines were so famous for. I think he was so excited to be recognized for his service by his daughter and other family members. And of course, he had to remind me of the Marine Corp Birthday on the 10th.
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I dated, (briefly) a gal who's Father was a Marine that served in an Infantry unit in Korea. I was in high school and every time he looked at me I about pissed down my leg and he KNEW IT. I think he got a kick out of "punking me". 
His lovely, blue eyed, blonde haired daughter and I never consummated our love, because the thought of Mr. Butler beating me to death with a entrenching tool for impregnating his only daughter, quite frankly was a an effective deterrent.       
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Ct, I know how you feltWhistling

Oh yeah, my Marine friend here at the port still has his entrenching tool too.
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Hahaha....I just remembered that one time Mr. Butler gotten a bit tipsy prior to my arrival. He actually was treating me as a human being and sharing some of his combat experiences. Blood chilling, to say the least. He had a far away look in his eyes when telling me the Chinese would blow these bugles while they charged the Marines positions, where Mr. Butler was a machine gunner. 

Well, the next time I saw Mr. Butler I mistakenly thought that we were "Buds" after he shared his combat experience in Korea and I lamented what a bitch my football practice 2 a days were and I put my hand out to shake it and called him by his first name.....He stared a hole right through me and I quickly "unF'd" myself and gazed at my shoes. Bucky 
First time I ever saw "The 1000 Yard Stare". I never forgot it.....or my place with him ever again. 
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Thanks for sharing that, Sgt Mark. That really was a moving story!

Very funny stuff, "Cheap" Mark! You painted a vivid picture that I can relate to, and I got a chuckle out of that! Knowing you, I could picture you telling that story of your encounters with Mr. Butler with your typical voice inflections, and that made it even funnier to me!
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Ct, I know how you feltWhistling

Oh yeah, my Marine friend here at the port still has his entrenching tool too.

Be afraid, Be very afraid!!! I was trained to fight with my e-tool as I'm sure he was. Trust me it is a very, very effective weapon. Learning to fight with it opened my understanding on how most "things" around us can be used in hand-to-hand. Anybody who has ever had to fight with one was changed from the experience. Closest thing I think you will find today that is like fighting with a heavy sword.

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Sword? I think it's more like a battle ax!
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:


Very funny stuff, "Cheap" Mark! You painted a vivid picture that I can relate to, and I got a chuckle out of that! Knowing you, I could picture you telling that story of your encounters with Mr. Butler with your typical voice inflections, and that made it even funnier to me!

I thought you'd like that story. Wink
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Sword? I think it's more like a battle ax!

Maybe so, but I think lighter and faster than a battle axe!!

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