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Old 01-27-2015, 10:58 AM   #57
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Was on interstate 95 Sunday in New Hampshire when stopped at the toll both to pay my buck and the toll taker reached out his hand and said "welcome home brother" , took me a second to remember I have veteran plates on my jeep. That was a first for Me at a toll booth ! It was also pretty touching.
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:11 PM   #58
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A lot of them are in our government.
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Old 01-27-2015, 05:13 PM   #59
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RA129854xx, '68-'88, Thank each and every one of you for your service. A 20 year trip taken with many adventures, some not so good and others absolutely fantastic. Favorite assignment without a doubt, Okinawa, 1973-1975. Dang /I could have lived there forever.....
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:12 PM   #60
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Parris Island 1967,Camp Pendleton 1968,Camp Foster Okinawa 1968-69,New River Air Station North Carolina 1969-71,Then Air National Guard 1975-79,Kennesaw Ga.I remember my serial Num.like it was yesterday.Good Luck to all and Thank you for your service.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:34 PM   #61
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My employer actively recruits veterans, especially for our technical positions. Today I was asked why we actively sought out veterans. I replied that we aren't seeking veterans, we're seeking good employees and experience has shown us that veterans are typically highly trained, highly motivated, and simply make good employees. Naturally, there are exceptions to that trend, but we have a higher success rate recruiting veterans than any other group of potential employees.
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:27 PM   #62
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What Is A Veteran

RA 127826XX US Army 1967-1970
Ft. Benning Ga 1967 (Jan. Boot Camp)
Americal Div. Chu Lia, Viet Nam 1967-1968 (War)
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The picture was on our apc and it got us all home, I have used it as my use-name and such since coming back from Nam

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Old 01-31-2015, 04:30 PM   #63
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Old 02-05-2015, 03:09 AM   #64
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The Army designation for Regular Army was RA.
You are correct about the RA vs AR also my numbering system was wrong. I tried to edit the post but could not. Sorry.

It should read
Joined the Army RA 00-000-000
Drafted US 00-000-000
National Guard NG 00-000-000

Sure hope it correct this time.
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Thanks to all of you and all the veterans that have kept us free. Steve
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I had a blank check open to the 'United States of America' for 27 years. It was never cashed, so now I get to enjoy retirement and being able to somewhat relax. I still 'feel' for my brothers in arms! God Bless them all!
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:48 PM   #67
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US Army, 1ST CAV, 76-79 . Echo Battery, 82nd FA... TAB... Both my POV and our RV both have CAV stickers on them, and I wear a CAV hat everytime I leave the house. Yes Sir I'm proud of serving,,, and Proud of our Vets....
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I wear an Army hat with a MACV pin along with a helicopter and a pair of wings.
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:53 AM   #69
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USAF 6714 served from 61-68. Basic training San Antonio Texas to Columbus Mississippi to Izmir Turkey to Charleston SC. I think anyone running for President must have served at least two years for the Military builds Character and a Respect for our flag and our Country that I am not seeing today from a lot of our leaders starting at the top. Just my opinion God Bless Our Troops And God Bless America Land Of Brave And Home Of The Free Because Of Our Veterans !!!!!
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While there are fewer women veterans, we should still remember that their service was and is valuable. My mom was one of the first army nurses onto the shore of Normandy, my sister served as an army doctor during the gulf war(1) and I am a proud Woman Marine (the few- est, the proud-est, the Women Marines!)
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