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    Veterans (War)

    How many of you LEO's are veterans of war? Not the war on drugs ect.
    Have any of you been affected by war?

    I was in S.E. Asia. My dad was POW in WWII. It had a great effect on our family and him. My best friend was killed March 7, 1968. I also had an uncle killed at Iwo Jima.

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    Well I'm not a cop yet, but I did my year in Iraq.
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    My dad was in the Air Force when I was a kid. I remember desert storm. My mom told me the other night the reason we had sleepovers all the time during that time was that was all the wives would get together with the kids on the nights that the news on TV was bad. For some reason that broke my heart and it really made me respect my mom and the hard work she had in the position as a military wife. My Dad never went, but he had the grim task of picking who went and who didn't. I remember my best friends dad went and the guy next store came home different.

    I remember the whole Kosovo thing, we were living in Germany. I remember that we were told to not dress "like Americans" when standing at the bus stop in the morning because American kids were being kidnapped. I also remember the one time a national guard plane from Montana crashed at the end of the runway. On the bus to school every morning we just looked at the wreckage. Then it was just another day, now I look back and go wow.

    My brother is in the army now and I couldn't be prouder. For all you vets out there or active I salute you and have the greatest of respect. For anyone who has lived the life or loves someone in our services my heart goes to you, because sometime your mission is just as trying.
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    My dad was Air Force, as is my younger brother who is career AF. My older bro and stepdad were Army. My uncle was in the Marines. They all did time overseas, my brothers and uncle in active war zones.

    My hat is off to all vets everywhere, those still with us as well as those who aren't.
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    Beirut 1983 (It was my battalion that got bombed)

    Desert Shield/Storm 1990-91

    Afghanistan and Iraq 2004-2005

    I am being forced to retire after 25 years (10 of them active)


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    Every male member of my family has been in the service and most have seen combat. My father-in-law just showed me the places that he was stationed in 'Nam on Google Earth.
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    He doesn't worry about what workout to do---his rucksack weighs what it weighs, and he runs until the enemy stops chasing him.
    The True Believer doesn't care "how hard it is"; he knows he either wins or he dies.
    He doesn't go home at 1700; he is home.
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    Now, who wants to quit?"

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    Have had family serve in the Boer War, WW1, WW2, Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, Iraq pt1 and I done some UN peace keeping missions.

    I have and will continue the fight for Veterans here in Australia.
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    Si vis pacem, para bellum

    And in case you don't speak Latin.......If you want peace, prepare for war.

    I've been places, seen and done things that would make most cry. I've fought along side and against better men then most I come across day to day, i've put my life on the line more then once for things you take for granted and for those you have lost respect for. I don't tell you this for your pity or respect but for you to remember me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pc830cop View Post
    Beirut 1983 (It was my battalion that got bombed)

    Desert Shield/Storm 1990-91

    Afghanistan and Iraq 2004-2005

    I am being forced to retire after 25 years (10 of them active)
    Is it your job that's making you retire, or Reserves?
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    My dad was a photographer for the Korean war....
    He doesnt talk about it but the photos I found were amazing

    My husband is Active duty Inf. with the Marines. He was in Iraq for a year and a half.. was shot in the shoulder and came home to work here in Miami for a while...
    He will be a Major in december and will most likely head back to Iraq then.
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    the military reserves are forcing me to retire. I wanted to do a twilight tour in afghanistan or iraq before the military puts me out to pasture.

    will be a cop for a while. I graduated the police academy in 1998... still learning when you think you've seen it all!


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    "Captain, it is I Ensign Pulver. I just threw your damn palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crap about no movie tonight?" -Ens Pulver in Mister Roberts

    The man who will go where his colors go, without asking who will fight a phantom foe in the jungle and mountain range, without counting, and who will suffer and die in the midst of incredible hardship, without complaint, is still what he has always been, from Imperial Rome to sceptered Britain to democratic America. He is the stuff of which legions are made. ...His pride is in his colors and his regiment, his training hard and thorough and coldly realistic, to fit him for what he must face...and his obedience is to his orders. He has been called United State Marine.
    T.R. Fehrenbach, This Kind of War

 

 

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