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Please remember the military serving today as well as those that served before them.

Two years eleven months five days and nine hours. I would not trade that time for anything. Donut Dollies, smell of napalm, lots of whiskey and the indescribable feeling of invincibility. We were just kids and had no idea about politics. We were soldiers.

Remember the military serves, it does not make decisions.

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Hi Les,

20 years, 9 months, 5 days and 4 hours; but I wasn't counting.

To Les and all my brothers and sisters in arms, those who've served, and those who've died; so that the other 98-1/2% of this country, and most of the rest of the world, can feel safe, can speak freely, and can freely choose their own leaders:

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!id="green">id="size6">

Mike

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Oh Yeah,

I'd meant to attach the link below to the previous post but forgot. The link was sent to me yesterday by Jerry Llewellyn, USA, SFC(Ret). Jerry was my Platoon Sergeant at the 118th MP Co.(ABN) at Ft. Bragg when I arrived at my very first permanent party duty station fresh from jump school. I missed 'Nam, but Jerry spent a year there as an MP escorting convoys up and down Highway 1. There wasn't anything to know about surviving a vehicle ambush that this guy didn't know from personal experience. He trained us hard and we partied harder. He and the poem's author were in 'Nam at the same time.

Don't forget to turn on the sound and click the pictures where instructed.

http://pzzzz.tripod.com/vet.html

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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Hi All,

For veterans who're interested, veterans and active duty with proof of United States military service will be able to go to one of 164 participating Applebee's today and select one complimentary entrée from a selection of: aHouse Sirloin, Riblet Basket, Fiesta Lime Chicken®, Quesadilla Burger or Oriental Chicken Salad. All the traditional - sides are included. Vets must show proof of service; proof of service can include:

* U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card

* U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card

* DD214

* LES

* Citation or Commendation

* Photograph in uniform

* Veterans Organization Card

To see if the Applebees near you is participating, click here. (Jeez, I feel left out; no Applebees in Washington State is participating. Oh well.)

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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Originally posted by hausdok

Hi All,

For veterans who're interested, veterans and active duty with proof of United States military service will be able to go to one of 164 participating Applebee's today and select one complimentary entrée from a selection of: aHouse Sirloin, Riblet Basket, Fiesta Lime Chicken®, Quesadilla Burger or Oriental Chicken Salad. All the traditional - sides are included. Vets must show proof of service; proof of service can include:

* U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card

* U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card

* DD214

* LES

* Citation or Commendation

* Photograph in uniform

* Veterans Organization Card

To see if the Applebees near you is participating, click here. (Jeez, I feel left out; no Applebees in Washington State is participating. Oh well.)

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

Ahhh. Just finished dinner, then saw this post. Oh well. My location was not participating anyway.

4 years U.S.A.F AIM HIGH!

Happy Veteran's Day!

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I also wish to say a heartfelt "thank you" to our vets.

Admittedly, the video link is old school. If you're all into jets, don't watch. But I confess to having a weakness for WWII warbirds. The Corsair is my favorite, but I love the P-47 "jug" also.

Then again, I love the Lightning, Mustang, Hellcat, Avenger...

OK, I love them all. They all had their good points, but mostly I admire the guys who flew them. Not that I don't respect today's pilots, (I do) but the guys 60+ years ago had no sophisticated electronic aids.

(My dad and I have a friendly disagreement over whether the B-17 or the B-24 was the better bomber, but that's a different story.)

Here's a color enhanced video of some P-47's in action. Look carefully and you'll see some early "razorback" models also.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... &pr=googsl

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