Gerty The very last shred of doubt I had concerning this administration is gone.
Their (his ) treatment of our armed forces is reprehensible and dangerous to us all. How could members of Congress allow this latest blow to the security of our Country? What is going on? We should be increasing our defenses in these most troubling of times!
February 25 at 15:39 EST .
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Ole buzzard Gerty, this whole administration is out its league and so far in over their heads that they don't even have a clue what they're doing.
March 3 at 16:09 EST .
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Safetydude This has gone viral and I'm trying to decide if it's disrespectful or just stupid?
Varkdriver Godspeed to Luke and all who are serving 'over there'; wishing for a speedy and safe return.
Seeing the tributes below to MSG Benavidez reminded me of the powerful recent public service announcement by Medal of Honor recipients. I urge all who return from combat to watch, and if needed, seek help in the readjustment process. http://www.medalofhonorspeakout.org/
Ole buzzard War is something to be avoided, not at all costs, but to the extent that freedom is not sacrificed in the name of peace, because evil and servitude will not allow peace.
January 20 at 09:46 EST .
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Escaped commieny reply by a very wise man that has been there, done that, thanks OB
January 20 at 11:33 EST .
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Eagles Dominion Special Forces assisting Afghan forces clear Bahlozi village in the Maiwand district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Jan. 1, 2014. On the M224 60mm mortar, there is a smaller baseplate for handheld mode, and a range indicator right about the handle where the trigger is located. It has two modes of firing--drop and trigger, the latter being for the handheld mode, as in this pic. The range indicator is a leveling bubble, which ensures the tube is straight up and down as well. Forward and back it has range gradations. Put the bubble in the center at the range desired, and pull the trigger. Lt.Col. Jean DuBois
January 13 at 11:05 EST .
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Ole buzzard The photographer used a very high shutter speed to be able to catch the actual round launching from the tube.
January 14 at 11:30 EST .
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Mikkins2 Question. Does anyone know how I can get a DD214? I have filed online before and received a response that "Yes, Mr. Henkins we do see you served and were Honorably discharged, but we cannot obtain your DD214." This was a few years ago and I was wondering is there anyone who had the same issue, but were able to get the DD214?
Any response would be welcome.
January 10 at 16:39 EST .
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Guard SGT (ret) I would go through your Congressman and or Senators. This is one of the few ways to cut through the red tape. These elected officials do get action from DoD.
January 10 at 21:19 EST .
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Guard SGT (ret) My last DD-214 was when I was demobbing from a Army Guard Tour in Iraq. I was prior service in the Active Air Force. The Army had to issue all of us a DD-214 to release us from active duty. I had a problem, the Army didn't want to put two Air Force ribbons I had earned on the DD-214. The Specialist told me not to worry, they are on the older DD-214. Not the right answer. The DD-214 would be complete and accurate before I signed. A Master Sergeant got involved. He said they didn't have codes for those ribbons. I informed him that is not my problem. I earned the ribbons. The ribbons will be on the DD-214. Both got busy. They found a code for one and included the other in the remarks. I was happy. I thanked both for their efforts. This was one moment I had the Army over a barrel!
Balogreene I went to the same place Buzz did for my dad's records. He was in WWII, and they had a fire at the St. Louis records center in the 70's. But, they sent me a really nice letter saying they had incomplete records for my dad, but gave me his service dates, and the medals he had earned (which is what I wanted ). Sorry, but we had his DD-214, or whatever it was called back then.
Interestingly, he had two sets of discharge papers. I didn't think it odd, but veteran friends did. Daddy went into the Army in 1944 when he graduated from high school. He was apparently very good with a rifle (he grew up in Georgia during the depression, he shot squirrels and rabbits for dinner ). The army had him teach riflery, and later artillery (he said that is where he learned trigonometry ). Eventually, they gave him a discharge, and the same day enlisted him into OCS. He has a Good Conduct Medal from those first few months, which of course, an officer would never get.
Ole buzzard WW, you have a knack for looking beyond the obvious.
January 11 at 20:27 EST .
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Eagles Dominion Too all my Friends and Brothers still serving in harm's way...
January 2 at 11:14 EST .
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Ole buzzard He summed up his life with three words: "Duty, Honor, Country".
RIP MSgt Benevides.
January 2 at 07:19 EST .
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Escaped commieny On June 16, 2001 the City of Colorado Springs dedicated a beautiful little park to the memory of (and in honor of ) Msgt. Roy A. Benavidez. The ceremony was tastefully done with the Presentation of Colors by an Honor Guard of Special Forces soldiers from the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne ) out of Fort Carson. Also participating in the ceremony was the United States Air Force Band of the Rockies, which played patriotic military ditties and closed the ceremony with the Army song of "Caissons". http://www.nasaa-home.org/AF/new/benavid ez.htm
World War II Airborne combat veteran Warren (Renn ) Bodeker has an important message for the American people. Let there be no mistake, this man is sharp and he definitely has some pointed words for the federal government.
Guard SGT (ret) The only problem is going to a third party is a huge gift to the Democrats. A split conservative vote guarantees the democrats a win almost every time! The solution is to become a precinct delegate in the GOP and move the party back to it's roots from the inside. I am one. If you are not, become one!