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pr_capone
11-11-2008, 12:48 AM
Stand up and be recognized for having put on the uniforms that have allowed us more personal freedoms than any other country in the world.

Thank you for what you have done, and continue to do today.

I wish I could still be out there with you.

For those whom we have lost... you are remembered and loved. You have my/our deepest and utmost respect.

cheers

J Diddy
11-11-2008, 12:52 AM
God speed ryan and scott.....

Kyle DeLexus
11-11-2008, 01:07 AM
Thank you to all that have served. :clap:

Phobia
11-11-2008, 01:19 AM
I'll settle for a Happy 233rd birthday wish on the 10th. Everybody takes the USMC for granted. Jerks.

J Diddy
11-11-2008, 01:24 AM
I'll settle for a Happy 233rd birthday wish on the 10th. Everybody takes the USMC for granted. Jerks.

Nah. We just don't like you.

:D

Phobia
11-11-2008, 01:37 AM
Nah. We just don't like you.

:D

I don't blame you. We have a tendency to be a little bit on the brazen side.

J Diddy
11-11-2008, 01:44 AM
I don't blame you. We have a tendency to be a little bit on the brazen side.


I got another brother Frankie, who is in the marines. He's out now.
Went from shy to full of shit overnight.

Scott is in Pearl Harbor in the Navy and Ryan is somewhere in Africa I can't pronounce in the Air Force.

2bikemike
11-11-2008, 02:30 AM
GSM1 2Bikemike United Stated Navy, Plankowner USS Reid FFG-30

Johnny Vegas
11-11-2008, 02:31 AM
Thank you for your dedication and inspiration. Thank you for your service. Cheers

MikeMaslowski
11-11-2008, 03:44 AM
[QUOTE=J Diddy;5209898]I got another brother Frankie, who is in the marines. He's out now.
Went from shy to full of shit overnight.QUOTE]


Haha! Sounds like a Marine..jk.. Happy Veterans Day to all my fellow Soldiers, Seaman, Airmen and Marines who have served or are currently serving all across the world...

All gave some. Some gave all.

Airborne!

KCJohnny
11-11-2008, 03:50 AM
A toast to our fallen comrades... words will never be enough to thank you for your sacrifices. And thanks for our veterans, and the new "greatest generation". Thanks to all who support the uniformed servicemembers of our great nation to include the many DoD civilians and dedicated family members - we could not do what we do without your patriotic support.
KCJ

MIAdragon
11-11-2008, 04:56 AM
Scott is in Pearl Harbor in the Navy.

Pearl IMO is one of the best places to be stationed.

Programmer
11-11-2008, 05:23 AM
I'll settle for a Happy 233rd birthday wish on the 10th. Everybody takes the USMC for granted. Jerks.

Happy Birthday Marines - not everyone takes them for granted. Some know what kind of job they do and are appreciative of their sacrifice.

Skip Towne
11-11-2008, 05:39 AM
Pearl IMO is one of the best places to be stationed.

Well, there was that one day.

old_geezer
11-11-2008, 05:43 AM
I'll settle for a Happy 233rd birthday wish on the 10th. Everybody takes the USMC for granted. Jerks.


We caled them "Jarheads" when I was in. Arrogant and full of themselves in training - but everyone wanted to be beside them when the shit hit the fan.
Yeah, the company I trained with in Ft. Gordon, Ga. had both Marines and regular Army.

Old Geezer: Viet Nam 70-71

Dartgod
11-11-2008, 06:03 AM
I want to offer a big THANK YOU to all veterans, those serving now and the families of those who have and are serving. The fact that you are willing to sacrifice your life for my benefit is appreciated greatly!

:wayne: :wayne: :wayne: :wayne:

crazycoffey
11-11-2008, 06:35 AM
I don't blame you. We have a tendency to be a little bit on the brazen side.

You don't say....

"YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!111!!!"

stlchiefs
11-11-2008, 06:44 AM
Thank you all for everything you did.

I just attended a 2nd annual trivia night on Saturday to benefit a scholarship fund started in the name of a fallen friend who died in Iraq. Sad story, but a great cause to remember.

crazycoffey
11-11-2008, 06:46 AM
Ditto on the wishes to all past present and future servicemembers, their families and supporters. May American freedom continue to endure for all you/we do.

- Sgt CrazyCoffey


*side note- my transfer request to go to a CID unit looks like it's finally getting the approval from my new battalion's powers that be. It's funny, a MP company in an administration battalion can't get any paperwork done. I wasn't the only one with a request to train/go to a school/transfer or just to go active, and nothing was getting done for more than a year. Two weeks after our new battalion takes over and everyone's getting their requests addressed. BTW - the new battalion is an MP battalion.

ziggysocki
11-11-2008, 07:01 AM
To all my boys from the days back at the 3rd ID at Ft. Stewart GA, and all who have served, or are currently serving in all branches... wherever you all are, stay safe and thank you for your enormous sacrifices. And to those who have fallen and their families, you country thanks you.

MOhillbilly
11-11-2008, 07:24 AM
the pride of forgotten bros, who died through bloodshed of war, to me there liberty saved me, dont worry about when youre gonna die, soon enough youll be pulled into the sky, fight for your freedom and your pride. thats AMERICANISM.

Duck Dog
11-11-2008, 07:50 AM
I'll settle for a Happy 233rd birthday wish on the 10th. Everybody takes the USMC for granted. Jerks.


You know why Marines ride on boats? So the sailors have someone to dance with.


Sgt. Duck Dog, 11B, LRSD 2AD, 1st Cav, Big Red One. Airborne. Air Assault. Repel Master. ILRP. Wrestled for the Ft. Hood team '88-'90.

May peace and rest be given to the Warriors who have fallen.

Duck Dog
11-11-2008, 07:56 AM
*side note- my transfer request to go to a CID unit

I had a couple of run ins with CID. Once for making wine in Saudi Arabia and once for getting into a bar fight in Germany.

El Jefe
11-11-2008, 07:59 AM
Words can't describe my appreciation for the Veterans and those currently serving.

I unfortunately have no idea how to imbed a video so you will have to click on the link. It's a really awesome video. It's Toby Keith "American Soldier".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmF4E6PRBhQ

R&GHomer
11-11-2008, 07:59 AM
Happy Veteran's day to all that have and continue to serve. God Bless!

Frazod
11-11-2008, 07:59 AM
Just another Veterans Day that I have to work. :cuss:

That's like making Christ work on Christmas.

Brock
11-11-2008, 08:01 AM
Just another Veterans Day that I have to work. :cuss:

That's like making Christ work on Christmas.

Sorry, dude. If I were boss, you'd be at home with free pizza and beer (Stroh's).

Frazod
11-11-2008, 08:17 AM
Sorry, dude. If I were boss, you'd be at home with free pizza and beer (Stroh's).

Well, actually, the big boss is a WWII combat veteran, so I guess if he can work, so can I.

But still....

KC Dan
11-11-2008, 08:18 AM
What a wild start to Veterans Day for me. I have to work - of course but I turned on the tv on my hotel room and what do I see? A reporter is interviewing the current Commander, US Forces and he happens to be a junior officer that I trained to be a good Division Officer on his first sub - "now" Jonathin Greenert. Wild, I tell you.

Thank to all serving and those before you!

StcChief
11-11-2008, 08:20 AM
I want to offer a big THANK YOU to all veterans, those serving now and the families of those who have and are serving. The fact that you are willing to sacrifice your life for my benefit is appreciated greatly!

:wayne: :wayne: :wayne: :wayne:QFT. This day should be mean more to all of America than it does. :clap::clap: Thanks for your service Gentlemen and ladies.

HemiEd
11-11-2008, 08:21 AM
Just another Veterans Day that I have to work. :cuss:

That's like making Christ work on Christmas.

ROFL I don't think I have ever had a Veterans day off.

BigRedChief
11-11-2008, 08:33 AM
One of the best attributes of us human beings is our willingness to sacrifce for our country and family. The veterans did/do this on a daily basis. They are a righteous bunch of Americans deserving of our respect and admiration.

Salu!
http://www.americasbestmyspacecomments.com/graphics/patriotic/3/pics_patriotic-8.jpg

J Diddy
11-11-2008, 08:36 AM
Pearl IMO is one of the best places to be stationed.

It wasn't Dec. 7, 1941.

tooge
11-11-2008, 08:38 AM
I didn't know hyvee was giving vets a free breakfast today until it was too late. Darn.

Phobia
11-11-2008, 08:41 AM
Sorry, dude. If I were boss, you'd be at home with free pizza and beer (Stroh's).

I'm the boss and I gave all my people the day off....

But if it weren't raining, we'd be framing a house. Heh.

J Diddy
11-11-2008, 08:43 AM
I'm the boss and I gave all my people the day off....

But if it weren't raining, we'd be framing a house. Heh.

God loves veterans.

crazycoffey
11-11-2008, 08:50 AM
I had a couple of run ins with CID. Once for making wine in Saudi Arabia and once for getting into a bar fight in Germany.


Did they offer to help drink the wine and help you kick the Krout's ass?

MikeTheWildcat
11-11-2008, 08:51 AM
I get today off. Most of the workers in my comany are vets and the boss makes sure we get today off in thanks for our service.

To my follow vets, Thank you for your sevice to this great country!:bravo:

tooge
11-11-2008, 08:58 AM
I'm the boss and I gave all my people the day off....

But if it weren't raining, we'd be framing a house. Heh.

You may want to spend your veterans day looking for a big assed squeegee.

Duck Dog
11-11-2008, 09:54 AM
Did they offer to help drink the wine and help you kick the Krout's ass?

No, they were complete buddy fuckers about both incidents. Once in Korea an MP SSG and 1st LT tried to get me in trouble because I witnessed another soldier crashing a motorcycle. Apparently it was my responsibility to keep him from riding it even though I only saw him crash it.

Duck Dog
11-11-2008, 09:56 AM
Just another Veterans Day that I have to work. :cuss:

That's like making Christ work on Christmas.

True. My employer even has a sticker on the front door of our business that says, 'we hired a Vet'.

Phobia
11-11-2008, 10:00 AM
You may want to spend your veterans day looking for a big assed squeegee.

I have several. Is this a specific concern or a general tongue-in-cheek comment.

Red Beans
11-11-2008, 10:21 AM
Here here!

J Diddy
11-11-2008, 10:40 AM
I have several. Is this a specific concern or a general tongue-in-cheek comment.


He heard squeeges were gonna raise to $150 a barrel. He was just giving you the hook up.

Phobia
11-11-2008, 10:59 AM
Heh. He's a current client. We have leaves and water all over what will soon become a new wing on his house.

crazycoffey
11-11-2008, 11:07 AM
No, they were complete buddy ****ers about both incidents. Once in Korea an MP SSG and 1st LT tried to get me in trouble because I witnessed another soldier crashing a motorcycle. Apparently it was my responsibility to keep him from riding it even though I only saw him crash it.


that sucks....
the CID unit I'm trying to get into does a lot of personal protection missions, which is my major interest.

RNR
11-11-2008, 11:16 AM
God bless them everyone past and present.

Dayze
11-11-2008, 11:40 AM
You know why Marines ride on boats? So the sailors have someone to dance with.


Sgt. Duck Dog, 11B, LRSD 2AD, 1st Cav, Big Red One. Airborne. Air Assault. Repel Master. ILRP. Wrestled for the Ft. Hood team '88-'90.

May peace and rest be given to the Warriors who have fallen.

ROFL
That's pretty good. I'm prior Navy....I don't know how to dance. :D

USN - Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Petty Officer
VFA-22 / USS Carl Vinson

DaneMcCloud
11-11-2008, 11:40 AM
Special thanks to all the guys here on the 'Planet that have served.

You're what America is all about.

Kind thanks.

"Bob" Dobbs
11-11-2008, 11:57 AM
Happy Vet Day to all my fellow vets!

SP4 SEKChiefsfan 1/1 INF USA 1984-1988

tooge
11-11-2008, 12:00 PM
I have several. Is this a specific concern or a general tongue-in-cheek comment.

More tongue in cheek. There is about an inch of water sitting there on the man room floor though.

Programmer
11-11-2008, 12:05 PM
Thanks to all of those that have stood the watch over our country.

Many here stand releived by the younger generaton, they are now standing the watch.

For those still on watch, thanks for standing for those of us that are back home.

For those that have served, thanks for doing your part in keeping America free.

Dayze
11-11-2008, 02:04 PM
Some have probably seen this in email form before, but I simply think it's one, if not the best performances of the National Anthem.

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Mizzou_8541
11-11-2008, 05:14 PM
As a former Marine and Iraq war veteran, I first want to say thank you to all that have wished us well and for your continued support.

To all of those serving today, thank you so much for your service...especially all you Planeteers serving around the globe like KCJohnny.

Finally, I want to send a shout out to my friends, P.M., R.C., and B.M. I miss you very much and you will not be forgotten.

Earthling
11-11-2008, 05:24 PM
USN 69-73
May God bless all past and present Vet brothers and sisters.

chief52
11-11-2008, 05:27 PM
To each and every veteran that set aside his/her life for our freedom I extend to you a heart felt...

THANK YOU

BigOlChiefsfan
11-11-2008, 05:28 PM
Hat tip, ladies and gents.

listopencil
11-11-2008, 07:54 PM
I'll settle for a Happy 233rd birthday wish on the 10th. Everybody takes the USMC for granted. Jerks.

Nah. You guys are almost my favorite branch of the Navy.

listopencil
11-11-2008, 07:56 PM
You know why Marines ride on boats? So the sailors have someone to dance with.


Sgt. Duck Dog, 11B, LRSD 2AD, 1st Cav, Big Red One. Airborne. Air Assault. Repel Master. ILRP. Wrestled for the Ft. Hood team '88-'90.

May peace and rest be given to the Warriors who have fallen.

I always heard that Marines ride on Navy ships because sheep would be too obvious. That may just be a rumor, though.

Skip Towne
11-11-2008, 08:11 PM
As I was leaving a restroom a Navy guy said " In the Navy they taught us to wash our hands after we piss" I told him that in the Air Force they taught us not to piss on our hands.

pr_capone
11-11-2008, 08:20 PM
Nah. You guys are almost my favorite branch of the Navy.

:clap:

"Bob" Dobbs
11-11-2008, 09:29 PM
As I was leaving a restroom a Navy guy said " In the Navy they taught us to wash our hands after we piss" I told him that in the Air Force they taught us not to piss on our hands.Well, to be fair, it's kinda hard to piss on your hands while sitting. *ducks*

"Bob" Dobbs
11-11-2008, 09:30 PM
I'm kidding of course, some of my best friends are/were USAF

Programmer
11-11-2008, 10:10 PM
Special thanks to all the guys here on the 'Planet that have served.

You're what America is all about.

Kind thanks.

Are you sure you want to say to all of us?

USN - E8

RedDread
11-11-2008, 10:21 PM
In 2004 when I went on leave, I arrived at the Dallas airport to a throng of people welcoming me back to the states. When I came back a few weeks ago I thought those crowds would be diminished, but they were as strong as ever.

Thank you everyone for your well-wishes.

just 7 more months till I'm back in the US...can't wait

Frazod
11-11-2008, 10:23 PM
Nah. You guys are almost my favorite branch of the Navy.

Well, we had to do something with the guys who flunked the ASVAB. :D

"Bob" Dobbs
11-11-2008, 10:27 PM
Well, we had to do something with the guys who flunked the ASVAB. :DROFL Rep.

DeezNutz
11-11-2008, 10:39 PM
I would like to extend a big thank you to all of the resident vets on the board. The rest of us are indebted to your service.

Frazod
11-11-2008, 10:39 PM
ROFL Rep.

I was joking, but I did go to high school with a guy who had to get a waiver to get in because he scored a 31 on the ASVAB. Seriously. He was a good guy, but dumber than a box of shit.

And yes, he enlisted in the Marines. :)

crazycoffey
11-11-2008, 10:47 PM
Nah. You guys are almost my favorite branch of the Navy.


I thought it was the favorite department of the navy, the men's department.....

Frazod
11-11-2008, 10:58 PM
I thought it was the favorite department of the navy, the men's department.....

LMAO

That wasn't very nice....

Phobia
11-11-2008, 11:03 PM
I was joking, but I did go to high school with a guy who had to get a waiver to get in because he scored a 31 on the ASVAB. Seriously. He was a good guy, but dumber than a box of shit.

And yes, he enlisted in the Marines. :)
Funny you mention that. During the time period you're referencing, minimum standards for the USMC were a score of 32. Until 2003, the minimum to still get into the Navy without a waiver were 31.

I don't understand how anybody could have a problem. Every branch chased me because I was in the 99% but the USMC guaranteed me the career I wanted.

Frazod
11-11-2008, 11:08 PM
Funny you mention that. During the time period you're referencing, minimum standards for the USMC were a score of 32. Until 2003, the minimum to still get into the Navy without a waiver were 31.

I don't understand how anybody could have a problem. Every branch chased me because I was in the 99% but the USMC guaranteed me the career I wanted.

IIRC, failing was below 35 when I went in.

This guy was really, really dumb.

Phobia
11-11-2008, 11:23 PM
IIRC, failing was below 35 when I went in.

This guy was really, really dumb.

It's currently 35 according to the resource I checked but was 31 prior to 03.

Frazod
11-11-2008, 11:28 PM
It's currently 35 according to the resource I checked but was 31 prior to 03.

I'm pretty sure it fluctuated due to recruiting needs. This guy would have joined up in '84.

DaneMcCloud
11-12-2008, 12:47 AM
Are you sure you want to say to all of us?

USN - E8

Absolutely

ClevelandBronco
11-12-2008, 01:07 AM
May God bless every one of you.

Saulbadguy
11-12-2008, 06:44 AM
http://whatscookingamerica.net/Desserts/PumpkinPie5.jpg

Duck Dog
11-12-2008, 10:11 AM
I always heard that Marines ride on Navy ships because sheep would be too obvious. That may just be a rumor, though.

Do you know why the Fly Boys use powdered soap in the shower? When they drop it, it takes them longer to pick it up.