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    Are you a Vet?

    Today is Vetrans day. Are you a Vet?

    Veterans have had an experience that I don’t think is duplicated by anything else. It colors you POV forever. My father was a P40 and P47 pilot during WWII. I was in the USAF from ’68 to ’72.
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    Re: Are you a Vet?

    not a vet. i appreciate the sacrifices vets have made, though. this day ought to get a lot more attention.

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    Proud to have served under Ronald Reagan March 1981 to October 1985 U.S.A.F
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    Re: Are you a Vet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    not a vet. i appreciate the sacrifices vets have made, though. this day ought to get a lot more attention.
    The Vereran's healthcare system is a real plus and a fine reward for time served. OTOH, I think the sytem intends to put the screws to Iraq/Afghan vets in the future because of high costs. I hope not.

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    87-93, USN, SouthEast Asia Service Medal * 3(for gulf war duty, the first one in this case). First on station Operation Desert Shield. Shellback. Bluenose. VFA-131, deployed aboard the USS Eisenhower CVN69.
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    Re: Are you a Vet?

    I didn't get deployed to combat so I consider myself a peacetime vet even though I served between march 00 to march 03.
    Last edited by jamesrage; 11-11-11 at 11:01 AM.
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    84-92 USAF, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
    00-present ARNG, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Bronze Star for actions during OIF '09

    also activated for hurricane relief efforts Ivan and Katrina, as well as tornado relief efforts APR/MAY '11
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    1969 - 1975 U.S. Army Two tours in Vietnam. (I was young and dumb)

    1983 - 1992 U.S. Army Desert Shield/Desert Storm. (A whole lot of waiting around for the build-up...a lot of waiting around during the air campaign...a flurry of activity during the ground war...a lot of waiting to go home)
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    Re: Are you a Vet?

    If you are a vet and have not done so yet, please go to the awards page and request your service award. You can see one of the nice icons possible under my username for having been in the service.

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    Not a vet, and hopefully never will be. I would almost certainly die.
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