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05-30-08, 09:33 AM #1
My dad is a retired Fireman, LEO, and he did 35 years in the National Guard plus a couple of years in the navy during WW2. He is 88 years old now and his health is failing pretty quick.
Dad retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 from the Guard and he attends a Retired Officer's Association meeting once a month. One of the guys from the meeting called a couple of weeks ago, knowing that dad was in bad health and that he did not always show up for the meeting. He said they were going to do something special for dad and asked me to make sure he showed up.
I talked him into going last Wednesday, even though he did not feel like it, and while we were sitting there three current-duty generals, including the State Adjutant General and his assistant, showed up. The Adjutant General gave dad a promotion to CWO 5!! I'm assuming that it was honorary but I told dad he should have asked if this increased his retirement They gave him a nice framed certificate of the order signed by the Governor. It was pretty cool!!
I met all these old guys and heard some incredible stories about dad. I would not have taken anything to not be there.*************************"It wouldn't take much for me to up and run...to another life somewhere in the sun."*************************"There's something inherently wrong with having to put on a bullet-proof vest and a gun to go to work."-(An old friend)
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05-30-08, 09:36 AM #2
That is a great story bro.
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05-30-08, 09:46 AM #3
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05-30-08, 10:46 AM #5
What an honor Cidp, congrats to Dad and thank him for me also for his dedication to his country and community.
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05-30-08, 10:49 AM #6
That is awesome, Cidp!! Congratulation to your dad!
05-30-08, 11:18 AM #7
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05-30-08, 11:24 AM #8
Great story Cidp, thanks for sharing.http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/f.../ukbluejw2.gif
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05-30-08, 01:14 PM #9
Your dad is a great guy and very deserving of the award.
05-30-08, 01:18 PM #10
That is awesome! A big congratulations and THANK YOU to your dad from me.
05-30-08, 01:31 PM #11
That's great Cidp - I bet he was glad he went to the meeting!
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05-30-08, 01:59 PM #12
That was great, man. It choked me up!
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05-30-08, 03:21 PM #14
Congratulations to you and your dad.Wise men stand behind me, Brave men stand beside me, only Fools stand against me.
05-30-08, 03:33 PM #15
Very cool!I'm your huckleberry...
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05-31-08, 02:18 AM #16
That was cool. Enjoy each other while you both are still able to. I am sure that the both of you are proud of each other and your accomplishments.
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05-31-08, 08:55 AM #17
Thanks for sharing a neat story. My hat is off to your Dad and to you .To be a good Law Enforcement Officer you MUST know the law!
05-31-08, 10:10 AM #18
Great!, congrads to your dad, he eserved it.But you're a deputy, you can't give me a ticket!
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06-02-08, 07:00 AM #19
congratulations to you and your dad, thanks for his ervice!Job security...
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06-02-08, 08:33 AM #20
Great story...thank you for sharing.Never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" ~Martin Luther King, Jr
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