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BigRedChief
03-20-2012, 05:50 PM
Two new packages on the way to the troops in Afghanistan. Just a little package of instant snow in this one.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6238/7001295749_d82d6338e7_z.jpg

Kyle DeLexus
03-20-2012, 06:38 PM
That's awesome. I've been wanting to contribute to this for a while now, but I've been running on a pretty tight budget. ASAP, I'm going to send what I can your way to help out.

BigRedChief
03-20-2012, 08:23 PM
That's awesome. I've been wanting to contribute to this for a while now, but I've been running on a pretty tight budget. ASAP, I'm going to send what I can your way to help out.No problem. The charity window is open 24/7/365. :rolleyes:

BigRedChief
03-21-2012, 07:35 PM
bump in case the contributors missed the new packages going out.

BigRedChief
03-31-2012, 05:15 PM
I just heard this part was a topic in discussion, something about it being the first of it's kind since WWII. I don't know if that is correct or not. Cool either way, and if I was off work this weekend I would have loved to go.Another grass roots parade honoring the Iraq/Afghanstan vets took place today in Tucson, Arizona. :clap:

http://www.thankyousazvets.org/

With your help we hope to have a great show of patriotism and love of our country by having a complete sea of flags waving at our Veterans during the parade. Please bring your flags and proudly recognize these brave men and women.

Also, this parade will be a wonderful opportunity to extend your own personal message to these warriors. By creating a colorful poster, sign, banner, etc. with what you want to tell the Veterans is something you and they will never forget.

VETERANS
The parade is for you, courtesy of the Tucson Community and beyond. It is this city’s opportunity to finally show their appreciation for your service and respect for you. We need to have a massive showing of all Veterans in order to make this parade successful. Also, recognizing the stress and courage shown by the loved ones you left behind, we are inviting your immediate family to proudly march with you in the parade. We cannot proceed with your participation until you send in your completed

Ugly Duck
03-31-2012, 05:39 PM
Home is the sailor
Home from the sea
And home is the hunter
Home from the hill

My son-in-law is back from the Stan. Hats off to all who serve. And hear this Ode to Bin Laden..... "Asshole in the Sand" starts at minute 2:00

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Easy 6
03-31-2012, 05:59 PM
Much continuing gratitude & many kudos to all of our active duty servicemen/women.

Cant wait until 2013 when we can finally just let those damned neandrathals rape & shoot themselves into oblivion... our guys, gals & money are simply too good to waste on dead-end people like that.

patteeu
03-31-2012, 07:10 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/382994_364615126887079_100000157858215_1625780_787650484_n.jpg

Thats SHTSPRAYER in the middle in Afghanistan. ****ing crazy mofo joined the army in his 40's.

Are you serious? Wow, pretty incredible. He needs to get a ChiefsPlanet care package.

Bill Parcells
03-31-2012, 07:31 PM
Are you serious? Wow, pretty incredible. He needs to get a ChiefsPlanet care package.

Yes, Im serious. thats from his facebook page. I couldnt believe it myself. now I know why he hasnt been around.

Easy 6
03-31-2012, 07:39 PM
That is outstanding, very best regards to madcrapper.

BigRedChief
04-06-2012, 09:43 PM
Houston is having a parade to honor the Iraq war veterans tommorrow. Organized by the city. First one in America.


Who: US Military Veterans who served in Iraq or operations supporting OIF, current service members, and family members.
Where: Texas and San Jacinto (Downtown Houston)
When: April 7th @ 3:00 pm
The Lone Star Veterans Association will be participating in the Houston parade to honor the men and women who served in Iraq. Members of the LSVA and those who wish to join are invited to meet us at 3:30 at the corner of Texas and San Jacinto. Click here to view the parade route. (http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=San+Jacinto+St+%26+Texas+Ave,+Houston,+TX+77002&daddr=Crawford+Street+and+congress,+Houston,+TX&hl=en&ll=29.758268,-95.356843&spn=0.006753,0.01134&sll=29.758928,-95.360787&sspn=0.006753,0.01134&geocode=FdAVxgEd7ehQ-imNsFEcJb9AhjFTYqoyNqre_g%3BFaUWxgEdWf1Q-imr2QRZJr9AhjHr1lxBJsDKSg&mra=ls&t=m&z=17)

Mayor Parker and Houston Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane today invited all Houstonians to come downtown Saturday, April 7, 2012 for a welcome home parade honoring returning Iraq veterans. The parade, sponsored by the City of Houston in partnership with the Astros 2012 opening weekend festivities, will step off from the corner of Texas and San Jacinto at 4 p.m. and then proceed east on Texas to Crawford and then north (left) on Crawford to Congress, ending at Minute Maid Park.

“I want to thank Jim Crane and the Astros for joining with the city in planning this event,” said Mayor Parker.

“It is an opportunity to support and thank the men and women who have sacrificed their lives and time away from loved ones to preserve our freedom. We owe them a debt of gratitude and recognition that their service is appreciated. Please come show your support.”

“America and our military have always had a special place in the heart of baseball fans throughout the country and especially here in Houston,” said Crane said, “It's only fitting that we will celebrate these brave men and women with a parade that culminates with a ceremony at Minute Maid Park. We are honored to be asked by Mayor Parker and the City to be a part of this special event.”

At the end of the parade, the troops will proceed inside Minute Maid Park for a special on-field ceremony just prior to the Astros 6:05 PM game.
The Astros will provide free tickets to the uniformed parade participants and their immediate families.

View the Chronicle story about the parade. (http://www.chron.com/default/article/Houston-to-host-parade-honoring-Iraq-War-veterans-3404184.php#photo-1973844)
View the press release from the Office of the Mayor. (http://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/press/20120321.html)

http://lonestarveterans.org/

BigRedChief
04-07-2012, 09:07 PM
Some more fake snow ordered for the troops.



http://us.mg2.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?fid=reciepts&mid=1_225165_ABRXiGIAAJcAT4DsBAkAXia2Gt8&pid=2&tnef=&YY=1333850272765&file_name=companyname_small.gif&appid=YahooMailNeo


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LVNHACK
04-07-2012, 09:35 PM
Big Red...You know of any Marine or Army Cav units serving over there at the moment ?

Regards,


D.

BigRedChief
04-07-2012, 10:44 PM
Big Red...You know of any Marine or Army Cav units serving over there at the moment ?

Regards,


D.yes

BigRedChief
04-13-2012, 10:35 PM
New packages going out to RJ's nephew and his unit in Afghanistan. 2 big packages of instant snow in this shipment.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5324/6929396660_3ca2e217e0_z.jpg

BigRedChief
04-14-2012, 10:17 PM
WTF, this falls off the front page in 5 mintues due to smartalec posts about Arkansas?

Bowser
04-14-2012, 10:46 PM
WTF, this falls off the front page in 5 mintues due to smartalec posts about Arkansas?

You must be new here.

BigRedChief
04-15-2012, 07:52 AM
You must be new here.LMAO touche :thumb:

BigRedChief
04-15-2012, 02:40 PM
last bump only kept the thread on the front page for about an hour. One more to make sure all that contribute know of the new packages going out to RJ's nephew's unit in Afghanistan,

BigRedChief
04-18-2012, 04:41 PM
SPC NAME EDITED OUT
(wolfpack TOC)
HHC,1-82nd CAB

I cannot thank you enough. My whole squad loved the jerky and seeds and the batteries were put to immediate use. Thank you and god blessSome feedback for the planet.

BigRedChief
04-25-2012, 07:46 PM
New packages going out to the troops. This one is going out to a long time Planeteer's brother-in-law and his unit who wished to remain annonymus. lots of fake snow in these packages too.

BigRedChief
05-02-2012, 07:55 PM
New packages going out to the troops. This one is going out to a long time Planeteer's brother-in-law and his unit who wished to remain annonymus. lots of fake snow in these packages too.bump for the new packages going out. With the draft it fell off the front page real quick.

Simply Red
05-02-2012, 08:01 PM
bump for the new packages going out. With the draft it fell off the front page real quick.

BRC don't ship drugs bro, it'll never pass customs. :p

Well done BRC, honorable mention. :clap:

BigRedChief
05-02-2012, 08:10 PM
BRC don't ship drugs bro, it'll never pass customs. :p

Well done BRC, honorable mention. :clap:Dude, I have serious connections over there. Those connections can make things happen. :rolleyes:

But since 10 year old kids are selling hash and opium for about $1 right off every base in afghanistan, whats the point?:hmmm:

BigRedChief
05-28-2012, 10:22 AM
Bump for Memorial Day. Some of these troops that recieved these packages are not coming home alive. We should pause to at least think of that sacrifice on Memorial Day.

IA_Chiefs_fan
05-28-2012, 10:43 AM
When is the next shipment going out? I'll chip in again...

BigRedChief
05-28-2012, 05:16 PM
When is the next shipment going out? I'll chip in again...probably this week. The next shipment is going out to a Calvary and Marine unit as per request but the Calvary unit has been changing units. Should have an address firmed up this week.

IA_Chiefs_fan
05-29-2012, 07:49 AM
What's your PayPal address again please?

BigRedChief
05-29-2012, 05:34 PM
What's your PayPal address again please?check your PM. It's no secret and a lot of people on here have it, just no need to broadcast.

BigRedChief
06-07-2012, 10:41 PM
Update from a Planeteers family about a Planet care package

My wife just got a message back from his wife. He did receive the package and she said he was very thankful for it. Thanks for all the good work you do, BRC.

BigRedChief
07-03-2012, 12:51 PM
Bump for July 4th. Props to our fellow countrymen who protect our freedoms and ensure oue safety.

Thanks for being on that wall.

El Jefe
07-03-2012, 12:59 PM
Bump for July 4th. Props to our fellow countrymen who protect our freedoms and ensure oue safety.

Thanks for being on that wall.

Let me know when the next run goes out.

BigRedChief
07-07-2012, 05:20 PM
As per a Planeteers request, new packages are going out to the 1st Marine divison and the Army's 126th Calvary unit. Both units are serving in Aghanistan.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8018/7522958404_bdace27e5f_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8165/7522957206_93c02698d3_c.jpg

BigRedChief
07-08-2012, 07:14 PM
This fell off the front page too quick. Bump to give all the people who contribute a chance to see the new packages that went out to the troops.

frankotank
07-09-2012, 12:42 PM
great bump
great idea
great thread

if you're gonna send more I'm in. let me know,
I don't have anyone in particular, they are all our boys/girls.

BigRedChief
07-11-2012, 09:24 PM
great bump
great idea
great thread

if you're gonna send more I'm in. let me know,
I don't have anyone in particular, they are all our boys/girls.Sure, we will keep going until the troops in Afghanistan are back home safely. Its a lonely pisshole of a place. A package from fellow Americans makes a big difference.

BigRedChief
07-19-2012, 09:24 PM
New packages going out to the troops. This one is going out to a long time Planeteer's brother-in-law and his unit who wished to remain annonymus. lots of fake snow in these packages too.
recieved this PM. Wonder if we are making a difference?


Hey BRC,

A few days after my wife checked with her brother's wife about this package, he was injured in an IED attack and sent home for medical treatment. Today we learned that his driver and the guy who took his place were both killed by an IED. It's a tough job these guys have (both in terms of personal risk and also in terms of dealing with the loss of close friends).

Thanks again for all the support you facilitate!

NAME EDITED

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BigRedChief
07-20-2012, 04:34 PM
recieved this PM. Wonder if we are making a difference?


Hey BRC,

A few days after my wife checked with her brother's wife about this package, he was injured in an IED attack and sent home for medical treatment. Today we learned that his driver and the guy who took his place were both killed by an IED. It's a tough job these guys have (both in terms of personal risk and also in terms of dealing with the loss of close friends).

Thanks again for all the support you facilitate!

NAME EDITED

<!-- / message --><!-- sig -->I sent out a new package to this unit. Forgot to take the pictures before sending. Sounds like this unit is having a hard time lately. Might give them a brief respite from their grief to be reminded that someone back home appreciated their sacrifice.

BigRedChief
07-21-2012, 09:08 PM
I sent out a new package to this unit. Forgot to take the pictures before sending. Sounds like this unit is having a hard time lately. Might give them a brief respite from their grief to be reminded that someone back home appreciated their sacrifice.Bump for the new package going out.

BigRedChief
08-07-2012, 09:09 AM
Every Planet member that has requested a package be sent to his family or friends has recieved one from the Planet.

If you have a family or friend serving in the military, let me know and the Planet will get a package out to them. You want to keep it private. Thats doable. Just PM me.

crazycoffey
08-07-2012, 11:48 AM
Got a small group of my platoon (5) that are volunteering to go with a sister unit. They leave later this month for Afghanistan, I will keep you posted when they get settled and have address information. Would like to get their names in the hat for a package if possible.

BigRedChief
08-08-2012, 01:02 AM
Got a small group of my platoon (5) that are volunteering to go with a sister unit. They leave later this month for Afghanistan, I will keep you posted when they get settled and have address information. Would like to get their names in the hat for a package if possible.Dude, didnt they do two tours over in the sandbox like you? And then volunteer? Man, I wish I had that much courage. They got some big balls.

Of course we can slot them for some packages. Just let me know their addy when settled.

crazycoffey
08-08-2012, 01:19 AM
Dude, didnt they do two tours over in the sandbox like you? And then volunteer? Man, I wish I had that much courage. They got some big balls.

Of course we can slot them for some packages. Just let me know their addy when settled.

it'll be a good excuse to donate to the cause again.

BigRedChief
08-09-2012, 05:00 AM
Every Planet member that has requested a package be sent to his family or friends has recieved one from the Planet.

If you have a family or friend serving in the military, let me know and the Planet will get a package out to them. You want to keep it private. Thats doable. Just PM me.bump for taking requests for packages.

BigRedChief
08-14-2012, 06:30 PM
Every Planet member that has requested a package be sent to his family or friends has recieved one from the Planet.

If you have a family or friend serving in the military, let me know and the Planet will get a package out to them. You want to keep it private. Thats doable. Just PM me.info bump. Let me know if you know someone.

BigRedChief
08-26-2012, 11:42 AM
You don't have to be a regular or vet of the site to put a name into the hopper to recieve these packages. We have openings in the package schedule to get your friend/family a package sent to them. Just let me know in this thread or privately. We can keep everything confidential.

BigRedChief
10-25-2012, 07:27 PM
You don't have to be a regular or vet of the site to put a name into the hopper to recieve these packages. We have openings in the package schedule to get your friend/family a package sent to them. Just let me know in this thread or privately. We can keep everything confidential.Anyone know someone that is serving? Let me know.

BigRedChief
11-02-2012, 10:22 PM
No one had friends or family over there? I know there is still 63K soldiers over there. None are chief fans or friends or family of Chief fans?

crazycoffey
11-02-2012, 11:59 PM
Got a small group of my platoon (5) that are volunteering to go with a sister unit. They leave later this month for Afghanistan, I will keep you posted when they get settled and have address information. Would like to get their names in the hat for a package if possible.

They're there now, I'll get the address and PM it to you

BigRedChief
11-03-2012, 08:29 AM
They're there now, I'll get the address and PM it to youCool.

We have $71.83 in the Planet's account. To the contributors. is this the last one or do we ask for or seek more funds to keep the packages flowing? Or has this project run its course?

crazycoffey
11-05-2012, 04:05 AM
Cool.

We have $71.83 in the Planet's account. To the contributors. is this the last one or do we ask for or seek more funds to keep the packages flowing? Or has this project run its course?

Honestly, it seems (unfortunately) to have run it's course. For now at least. maybe pop it back in 8-12 months and see if more planeteers have friends or family deployed/deploying to re-evaluate.

Just my two cents. If I'm wrong and you start getting another push, then of course go with it.

Or just keep bumping it and F anyone who doesn't like it.....

Mr. Flopnuts
11-05-2012, 04:14 AM
F anyone who doesn't like it.

patteeu
11-05-2012, 09:03 AM
I have a nephew who just deployed to Afghanistan, but he really hasn't been there long enough to fully appreciate a package, IMO, so send to someone else first. If there are still funds left in a couple of months, maybe he could use one then.

bunger
11-05-2012, 09:14 AM
This is cool,I have a 28 yr old son there now.He's been there since early May.I text him updates of our lowly Chiefs play.Meh,he is thouroughly disgusted,needless to say.He gets plenty from family,including me.He watches over the US Army troops w/a 50cal.Sniper rifle.Thank you for the support you all have given these Brave men and women of the USA.HOORAAAAH!

patteeu
11-05-2012, 09:22 AM
This is cool,I have a 28 yr old son there now.He's been there since early May.I text him updates of our lowly Chiefs play.Meh,he is thouroughly disgusted,needless to say.He gets plenty from family,including me.He watches over the US Army troops w/a 50cal.Sniper rifle.Thank you for the support you all have given these Brave men and women of the USA.HOORAAAAH!

May your son be blessed with a sure shot and a safe return (and his family with peace of mind).

BigRedChief has been raising money and sending these out for almost 3 years now. It's a thoughtful and generous thing he's done and it really *is* cool.

BigRedChief
11-11-2012, 04:46 PM
Cool.

We have $71.83 in the Planet's account. To the contributors. is this the last one or do we ask for or seek more funds to keep the packages flowing? Or has this project run its course?
Evidently this idea and thread still has life. Got another $100 in new donations. Went out and bought some new goodies today. We have enough to send out another 4 boxes of goodies.

crazycoffey
11-11-2012, 06:36 PM
Evidently this idea and thread still has life. Got another $100 in new donations. Went out and bought some new goodies today. We have enough to send out another 4 boxes of goodies.

That's awesome news. Thanks to the new and continuing supporters that keeps this going. As a solider on the receiving side; it means so much to have complete strangers contribute to these packages. Its a moral victory, makes you feel noticed, affirmation. In some of the worst times I've ever experienced, a small note or package surprising me made the difference between being depressed and feeling validated. Agree or not for the reasons we're there, coming together and supporting the troops with their boots on the ground is a profound statement, and it does not go un-noticed by the troops receiving the packages. Don't make fun of what I'm saying, never in my life has a simple gesture made me feel so good and happy to be an american. Keep donating if you feel inclined, it matters more than you know to the troops receiving it.

BigRedChief
11-15-2012, 05:39 PM
This is cool,I have a 28 yr old son there now.He's been there since early May.I text him updates of our lowly Chiefs play.Meh,he is thouroughly disgusted,needless to say.He gets plenty from family,including me.He watches over the US Army troops w/a 50cal.Sniper rifle.Thank you for the support you all have given these Brave men and women of the USA.HOORAAAAH!I know you have to worry about him every day, I would. Sometimes we forget about the sacrifice of the families too.:clap:

BigRedChief
11-15-2012, 05:45 PM
That's awesome news. Thanks to the new and continuing supporters that keeps this going. As a solider on the receiving side; it means so much to have complete strangers contribute to these packages. Its a moral victory, makes you feel noticed, affirmation. In some of the worst times I've ever experienced, a small note or package surprising me made the difference between being depressed and feeling validated. Agree or not for the reasons we're there, coming together and supporting the troops with their boots on the ground is a profound statement, and it does not go un-noticed by the troops receiving the packages. Don't make fun of what I'm saying, never in my life has a simple gesture made me feel so good and happy to be an american. Keep donating if you feel inclined, it matters more than you know to the troops receiving it.everyone involved in this knows its not about some jerky and cashews. When you are in a war zone and you get a package from your fellow Americans that raised the money themselves to make your life over there just a little brighter for a brief moment.....that shit is real. I know that they have to think.........."Someone back home, a stranger but fellow citizen cares about what I'm doing, appreciates my sacrifice".

To put that thought in a soldiers head in a war zone, half way around the world, thats worth the effort. And for that reason alone this project shouldn't die until all the troops are out of the war zone.

BigRedChief
11-20-2012, 08:39 PM
New packages went out to the former unit of a Planeteer that is doing their 2nd tour in Afghanistan.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8069/8201736466_f4bcacb779_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8350/8200643423_8425d5c3a7_c.jpg

Easy 6
11-20-2012, 09:01 PM
Just a quick message to those still over there...

We love ya

Happy Thanksgiving

Keep your head on a swivel and come home safe.

BigRedChief
11-21-2012, 02:43 PM
Just a quick message to those still over there...

We love ya

Happy Thanksgiving

Keep your head on a swivel and come home safe.Having those volunteers on that wall protecting us, sacrificing for us is defintely something that should be on everyone's "need to thank list" this Thanksgiving.

BigRedChief
11-22-2012, 09:03 AM
Giving thanks to those on the wall bump.

crazycoffey
11-22-2012, 03:33 PM
package looks good!


Just a quick message to those still over there...

We love ya

Happy Thanksgiving

Keep your head on a swivel and come home safe.

and this x 10000

KCHawg
11-22-2012, 04:20 PM
I currently deployed to an undisclosed location in SW Asia, the packages from home help make it bearable. Especially when you are away for the holidays. Thank you to all of you for doing this for the troops.

BigRedChief
11-22-2012, 04:24 PM
package looks good!




and this x 10000No instant snow in these packages. But, some Christmas candy canes and some top quality snacks.

patteeu
11-22-2012, 06:30 PM
Thanks to all the people who serve our country both in and out of the military and thanks to BigRedChief for continuing to make this happen. :thumb:

BigRedChief
11-24-2012, 10:27 AM
Thanks to all the people who serve our country both in and out of the military and thanks to BigRedChief for continuing to make this happen. :thumb:It's the Planet that continues to make this happen, not me. The Planet is supplying the money in the packages. I'm just paying the shipping and gathering the goods.

To all the n00bs if you are interested, 100% of all donated money goes into the packages. No overhead, no shipping costs. Thats on me. Every single penny goes to the troops.

BigRedChief
12-21-2012, 08:30 PM
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BigRedChief
01-14-2013, 08:37 AM
New packages going out to the troops in Afghanistan. These packages are going out to the family of a long time poster and member of the Planet community. They have a family member serving in the sandbox. The Planet member would like their identity to remain anonymous.
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BigRedChief
01-14-2013, 12:08 PM
fell off the front page in a few hours

patteeu
01-14-2013, 07:27 PM
fell off the front page in a few hours

It's a good thing that you, your contributors, and of course, the recipients are doing. Bravo. Bump.

BigRedChief
01-15-2013, 06:42 PM
It's a good thing that you, your contributors, and of course, the recipients are doing. Bravo. Bump.It's a win-win for everyone.

IAmABabySeal
01-15-2013, 06:43 PM
God Bless America!!

BigRedChief
01-16-2013, 11:34 AM
God Bless America!!A patriotic n00b?:hmmm:

BigRedChief
02-01-2013, 07:49 PM
Please remember to thank the soldier that you know who returned from war. A lot of them are having a hard time adjusting to civilian life.



More soldiers killed themselves last year in Afghanistan than died in battle.
A veteran from the Iraq/Afghanistan war commits suicide every 65 minutes here in the USA. Every hour of every day, holidays, weekends, nights, every fucking hour we suffer another casualty of war.

So remember that vet may seem okay and well adjusted but it aint going to hurt anything to tell them you appreciate their service, glad they are back home. Offer to help in any way that they could possibly reach out to you and maybe just save them from a really bad decision.

BigRedChief
11-01-2013, 02:55 PM
Just a little reminder that we still have Americans dying in war. You interested in contributing to the packages, let me know. Privately if you wish.

Delta Flight 2255 from Atlanta to Los Angeles seemed to be an ordinary flight with the exception of Candy, who was the most loving flight attendant I’ve ever encountered. Besides using her southern charm to quickly defuse every situation, she began her welcome announcement by thanking the handful of uniformed soldiers on-board for serving our country. Her poignant message was by followed by applause and put into perspective that none of us would be able to do what we do if it wasn’t for these brave men and women

. But this transcontinental flight turned out to be everything but ordinary. We later learned, when the captain got on the PA system about 45 minutes prior to landing, that we were transporting a fallen soldier. The plane went quiet as he explained that there was a military escort on-board and asked that everyone remain seated for a couple of minutes so the soldiers could get off first. He also warned us not to be alarmed if we see fire trucks since Los Angeles greets their fallen military with a water canon salute. See my video below.


A few minutes after touchdown, we did indeed have a water canon salute, which I’d previously only experienced on happy occasions like inaugural flights. This time, the water glistening on the windowpanes looked like tears.


Passengers in the airport must have been worried when they saw our plane pull into gate 69A, as we had a full police and fire escort, front and back.


I was on the left side of the plane and later realized that the family could be seen off to the right, standing with the United States Army Honor Guard. According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honor_guard), each military branch has its own honor guard, usually military in nature, and is composed of volunteers who are carefully screened. One of the primary roles for honor guards is to provide funeral honors for fallen comrades.
http://johnnyjet.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Fallen-Soldier-on-my-Delta-Flight-Oct-29-2013-001-610x344.jpgWhen the jet door opened, another military officer addressed the escort who was standing at attention. He then stepped on the plane and told us passengers “I just addressed the escort. It is a sworn oath to bring home, to the family, the fallen.” He paused and then said, “Today you all did that, you are all escorts, escorts of the heart.” And then thanked us for our time and walked off the plane.


As you can imagine, everyone was silent, no one got up, not even that person from the back row who pretends they don’t speak English so they can be first off the plane. I’m sure most had meteor-sized lumps in their throats and tears in their eyes like I did.
http://johnnyjet.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Fallen-Soldier-on-my-Delta-Flight-Oct-29-2013-002-610x319.jpgIt only got more emotional when I deplaned. There was a large number of passengers, who are normally in a hurry to get home or make a connection, standing by the window to witness something truly moving. To see the Honor Guard and family waiting patiently, while LAX baggage handlers and a military loadmaster remove the flag covered casket first from the cargo hold, was humbling to say the least. I’m not sure if it was the fallen soldier’s mother or wife who I watched slowly walk up to the coffin while a few other family members, wrapped in blankets, stood near with a dozen or so of the Honor Guards standing in salute.


As soon as I saw her reach out to put her hand on her baby’s casket, I walked away.


This ordinary flight became extraordinary and is one that I will never forget.


Thank you to all the military who protect our beautiful country and let us live the lives we are able to lead. Without you we would be nothing. And thank you to the Honor Guard for making sure these fallen soldiers, warriors and heroes are not treated like just any piece of luggage as they used to, but rather with the care and respect they so rightly deserve.

Read more: http://www.johnnyjet.com/2013/10/fallen-soldier-on-my-delta-flight/#ixzz2jQRNDy5n

BigRedChief
12-07-2013, 08:54 PM
Today we buried one of the greatest generation.

Mr. Lewis was in the 3rd troop transport that landed on Omaha beach. He was the only person in his unit to make it off the beach alive. All that rest were mortally wounded and or died later from their wounds. He was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, He returned to the battlefield and helped take Germany. He won two purple hearts, Silver Star and two Bronze Stars.

He returned from the war and married his high school sweetheart. Was a school teacher for 35 years. Played the trombone. In his late 70's, both him and him wife would got the ocean and swim a 1/2 mile a day, every day.

He was known as Mr. Lewis to everyone not because he was a war hero who saved many American lives but how he conducted his life when he returned from war.

go bowe
12-07-2013, 09:20 PM
Today we buried one of the greatest generation.

Mr. Lewis was in the 3rd troop transport that landed on Omaha beach. He was the only person in his unit to make it off the beach alive. All that rest were mortally wounded and or died later from their wounds. He was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, He returned to the battlefield and helped take Germany. He won two purple hearts, Silver Star and two Bronze Stars.

He returned from the war and married his high school sweetheart. Was a school teacher for 35 years. Played the trombone. In his late 70's, both him and him wife would got the ocean and swim a 1/2 mile a day, every day.

He was known as Mr. Lewis to everyone not because he was a war hero who saved many American lives but how he conducted his life when he returned from war.

rip mr lewis...

Easy 6
12-07-2013, 11:24 PM
Today we buried one of the greatest generation.

Mr. Lewis was in the 3rd troop transport that landed on Omaha beach. He was the only person in his unit to make it off the beach alive. All that rest were mortally wounded and or died later from their wounds. He was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, He returned to the battlefield and helped take Germany. He won two purple hearts, Silver Star and two Bronze Stars.

He returned from the war and married his high school sweetheart. Was a school teacher for 35 years. Played the trombone. In his late 70's, both him and him wife would got the ocean and swim a 1/2 mile a day, every day.

He was known as Mr. Lewis to everyone not because he was a war hero who saved many American lives but how he conducted his life when he returned from war.

Meh, he was the tool of a bomb dropping, warmongering nation... only man left alive? Maybe he shouldn't have been fighting in the first place...

Either way, our people shouldn't have to honor what he and his men did, its in the past... just let it die already.

Mrs. Loopner
12-07-2013, 11:50 PM
Meh, he was the tool of a bomb dropping, warmongering nation... only man left alive? Maybe he shouldn't have been fighting in the first place...

Either way, our people shouldn't have to honor what he and his men did, its in the past... just let it die already.

He gave of himself selflessly and proudly so you would be able to freely say what you just said. Regardless of personal opinion it's not something I believe I have in myself to do, do you or have you?

Easy 6
12-07-2013, 11:55 PM
He gave of himself selflessly and proudly so you would be able to freely say what you just said. Regardless of personal opinion it's not something I believe I have in myself to do, do you or have you?

I'm not sure that you've read enough of me here, you're either an absolute noob who's almost never here, or just flat out missing some critical human nature decoder, i hope you aren't in sales...

pr_capone
12-08-2013, 12:34 AM
RIP Mr. Lewis

crazycoffey
12-08-2013, 01:22 AM
I'm not sure that you've read enough of me here, you're either an absolute noob who's almost never here, or just flat out missing some critical human nature decoder, i hope you aren't in sales...

Guess I missed it too. Poorly executed tongue in cheek. Or just wrong place and time, IMO.

Easy 6
12-08-2013, 01:50 AM
If i stepped on my dinger here, it was a huge, unintentional mistake... rest in peace, Mr. Lewis.

BigRedChief
12-08-2013, 08:31 AM
He gave of himself selflessly and proudly so you would be able to freely say what you just said. Regardless of personal opinion it's not something I believe I have in myself to do, do you or have you?I will not out Scot Free's bonafides but he is a friend to vets. He was just attempting some cross thread humor/pun on GoChiefs.

Marcellus
12-08-2013, 08:52 AM
Today we buried one of the greatest generation.

Mr. Lewis was in the 3rd troop transport that landed on Omaha beach. He was the only person in his unit to make it off the beach alive. All that rest were mortally wounded and or died later from their wounds. He was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, He returned to the battlefield and helped take Germany. He won two purple hearts, Silver Star and two Bronze Stars.

He returned from the war and married his high school sweetheart. Was a school teacher for 35 years. Played the trombone. In his late 70's, both him and him wife would got the ocean and swim a 1/2 mile a day, every day.

He was known as Mr. Lewis to everyone not because he was a war hero who saved many American lives but how he conducted his life when he returned from war.

RIP, they are called the greatest generation for a reason and there aren't many left.

Marcellus
12-08-2013, 08:54 AM
I will not out Scot Free's bonafides but he is a friend to vets. He was just attempting some cross thread humor/pun on GoChiefs.

Really really bad taste is really really bad taste.

BigRedChief
12-08-2013, 10:05 AM
Really really bad taste is really really bad taste.I agree. But, it was just a mistake. We all make them.

patteeu
12-08-2013, 11:49 AM
Really really bad taste is really really bad taste.

It's not bad taste, it was just a misinterpretation.

BigRedChief
12-25-2013, 08:09 PM
For those who serve in harms way on Christmas.

GloryDayz
12-25-2013, 08:47 PM
For those who serve in harms way on Christmas.

Yes!

BigRedChief
02-21-2014, 03:59 PM
Wonderful organization providing dogs to vets having a hard time moving on with their life's after what they saw and did over in the sandbox.

http://theilovedogssite.com/first-youll-wonder-why-a-dog-site-posted-this-video-then-you-see-the-end-wow/#0IVPTyoFpX8pBzwz.0 (http://theilovedogssite.com/first-youll-wonder-why-a-dog-site-posted-this-video-then-you-see-the-end-wow/#0IVPTyoFpX8pBzwz.01)

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GloryDayz
02-21-2014, 04:41 PM
Wonderful organization providing dogs to vets having a hard time moving on with their life's after what they saw and did over in the sandbox.

http://theilovedogssite.com/first-youll-wonder-why-a-dog-site-posted-this-video-then-you-see-the-end-wow/#0IVPTyoFpX8pBzwz.0 (http://theilovedogssite.com/first-youll-wonder-why-a-dog-site-posted-this-video-then-you-see-the-end-wow/#0IVPTyoFpX8pBzwz.01)

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Most powerful short film I've seen in like forever! Rep to you!

BigRedChief
02-21-2014, 05:41 PM
Most powerful short film I've seen in like forever! Rep to you!I was outside making a phone call. This guy was out smoking and shaking all over. Didn't know the guy other than seeing him in the halls etc. Asked if he was okay, need some help and he looked at me and he had these eyes that don't belong in an office sitting, and said "I saw a guy that looked like my best friend who died in my arms over in the sandbox...........sometimes that shit comes up and I cant stop it".

Hog Farmer
02-21-2014, 06:21 PM
My brother is leaving Yemen on the 26th for Iraq. Not happy bout that. he's contract for DOD.

GloryDayz
02-21-2014, 06:27 PM
I was outside making a phone call. This guy was out smoking and shaking all over. Didn't know the guy other than seeing him in the halls etc. Asked if he was okay, need some help and he looked at me and he had these eyes that don't belong in an office sitting, and said "I saw a guy that looked like my best friend who died in my arms over in the sandbox...........sometimes that shit comes up and I cant stop it".

Amen brother. Just be there, that's all, just be there.

Easy 6
02-21-2014, 07:16 PM
My brother is leaving Yemen on the 26th for Iraq. Not happy bout that. he's contract for DOD.

Contractor in Yemen? dude he'll be fine... and he'll also come home loaded, hit him up for a loan when he gets back.

BigRedChief
02-21-2014, 09:37 PM
Contractor in Yemen? dude he'll be fine... and he'll also come home loaded, hit him up for a loan when he gets back.He's heading to Iraq. They are in the middle of a civil war. You can get it from all sides.

Easy 6
02-21-2014, 09:44 PM
He's heading to Iraq. They are in the middle of a civil war.

Well its certainly never "good to go" in that country, but unless the news outlets are completely ignoring the situation (admittedly a distinct possibility)... its not nearly as bad as the true war years.

Ie; all of the logistics have long been in place to ensure the smooth arrival of whatever kind of contracting work his brother does... one of my closest cousins has spent 2+ years there as an airplane mechanic, and while he's in no hurry to go back he admits that they are catered to in every way possible.

Far more than our warriors, that's for sure.

BigRedChief
02-22-2014, 02:48 PM
Far more than our warriors, that's for sure.No doubt.

BigRedChief
03-04-2014, 08:46 PM
WWII vet was cheering on runners at a race to benefit the Pat Tillman charity. Spontaneously the runners started coming over and thanking him for his service.

The 408K Race (http://www.the408k.com/fundraising/teamtillman/) in San Jose is already an inspiring event. The annual 8-kilometer run benefits the Pat Tillman Foundation (http://pattillmanfoundation.org/), which funds scholarships for military veterans. This year, runners made it all the more memorable with a spontaneous tribute to a 95-year-old World War II veteran who had come out in his full uniform to cheer them.

San Jose Mercury News reporter Julia Prodis Sulek captured the stirring salute (http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_25256221/video-408k-runners-spontaneous-tribute-wwii-vet) Sunday as runners shook the hand of Joe Bell and thanked him for his service.

Best quote I've heard was from a runner..........He was the greatest generation. We can only hope for 2nd place.
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BigRedChief
03-10-2014, 10:03 PM
Another of the greatest generation is gone. "Wild Bill" from easy company portrayed on "Band of Brothers".

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/09/us/band-of-brothers-veteran-dies/

(CNN) -- William Guarnere, a World War II veteran popularized by the "Band of Brothers" miniseries, has died. He was 90.


Guarnere was rushed to a hospital early Saturday morning and died of a ruptured aneurism that night, his son, William Guarnere Jr., told CNN.
"He lived a good life. He traveled a lot. He pretty much did everything he could have done," the son said Sunday.


During the war, Guarnere earned the nickname "Wild Bill." He lost a leg trying to save a friend on the battlefield.


The HBO miniseries was based on a book by Stephen E. Ambrose.
It told the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. Guarnere was played by actor Frank John Hughes.
The family is planning a funeral this week in Philadelphia, where Guarnere was born and lived most of his life, his son said.


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Jimmya
03-10-2014, 10:40 PM
All the pride in the world for our military!

BigRedChief
03-11-2014, 04:53 PM
All the pride in the world for our military!You got that right. You voluntarily put yourself in harms way for your country, you should feel the pride. Those of us that are fat asses civilians sitting back here in the USA safely while your up on that wall need to make sure its recognized and appreciated.

BigRedChief
05-25-2014, 10:18 PM
For those who served their country honorably and gave their lives for their country. We remember and honor those heroes.
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BigRedChief
05-26-2014, 11:13 AM
Bump for Memorial Day.

Dylan
05-30-2014, 08:41 PM
I found the following worth reproducing and thought that this would be the perfect place to ask for help on behalf of U.S.M.C. Sgt Andrew Tahmooressi:

Excerpt:
Andrew Tahmooressi was arrested in Mexico in March after he got lost and accidentally drove across the border. He had just moved to San Diego from Florida and had all his belongings in his truck, including his pistol, shotgun and rifle….

A California congressional representative sent letters to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry asking him to secure the release of a U.S. Marine veteran jailed in Tijuana after he drove into Mexico with three legally owned guns in his truck last month.

Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter said in the letter that Afghanistan war veteran Andrew Tahmooressi had just moved to San Diego from Florida and had all his belongings in his truck, including his pistol, shotgun, and rifle, when he missed the last U.S. exit on April 1, forcing him to cross the border.

Road closures because of checkpoints and construction added to the confusion, and there was no opportunity for drivers to turn around, Hunter added.

According to an exclusive interview with Fox News, Sgt. Tahmooressi said prison guards tortured and beat him and stripped naked and chained him to a bed. Many other media outlets and multiple international organizations included such coverage in their reports.

Sgt. Tahmooressi served two tours of duty in Afghanistan. In that time, he survived when an IED hit his truck. Now it is time to serve him.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

Demand Release of U.S.M.C. Sgt. Tahmooressi

May 31 deadline to file the required petition ends tonight.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/demand-release-usmc-sgt-tahmooressi-suffering-ptsd-mexico-imprisonment/qslJk2Xd



FYI: One of America's important ally in the Greater Middle East region asked why President Obama remained silent when it came to one of their own.


We should stop all U.S. mail into Mexico - Then close the border until they free Sgt. Tahmooressi. Imports from Mexico to the U.S. totaled $293 billion in 2012.

Thank you to all who have served our country!