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Old 08-22-2019, 02:31 PM   #15
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Let me double tap this thread instead of a one and done as this conversation is trending in a bad direction.

If you are a veteran, you are my brother. If you served in combat, you are my blood brother.

I reserve my military stories for military circles and my stories about cars and motorcycles for gear-head circles. My wine stories are a hit with my more refined friends as I have walked vineyards on multiple continents. My stories about the kids growing up are best shared with other parents. My RV adventures are best shared around campfires.

Knowing your audience and tailoring your passion and topics accordingly is the best idea. Now, I do actively seek out veterans for opportunities to share those kinds of stories as that is part of the therapy for those of us that witnessed the less glamorous parts of that profession.

I admire the many craftsmen and professionals that served the homefront building and sustaining our great nation. We may have difficulty sharing stories that center on our different paths, but we all have worked to improve the lives of our families and those around us.

Celebrate our patchwork contributions. Let's not let this discussion infer that anyone who does not understand the special nature of any profession, be it tradesman, businessman, administrator, educator, care provider, first responder, or military member is somehow less worthy of our attention.
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Well said.
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“No xxxx, there I was, thought I was gonna die!” Well, in my service years this is how we usually started a story. Cause, the purpose was to have fun. And, a little bragging, and mostly story telling. RI Expat said it correctly, based on the social discipline, there is community. Having served for 12 years, I relate well with those who have served. Particularly since I served in those formative years. I do miss it at times. Even now in my 60’s. To all who!
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No xxxx, there I was, thought I was gonna die! Well, in my service years this is how we usually started a story. Cause, the purpose was to have fun. And, a little bragging, and mostly story telling. RI Expat said it correctly, based on the social discipline, there is community. Having served for 12 years, I relate well with those who have served. Particularly since I served in those formative years. I do miss it at times. Even now in my 60s. To all who!
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Happens all the time. Those of use that have been there know the crazy sh,, err, stuff, that happens and the good times that we had. Those that haven't will never understand.

This one time in Subic the four of us from the ship were and that's about all I can say, publicly.

Best advice I got once was no matter how crazy the story about Subic might be believe it since it's probably true.
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Let me double tap this thread instead of a one and done as this conversation is trending in a bad direction.

If you are a veteran, you are my brother. If you served in combat, you are my blood brother.

I reserve my military stories for military circles and my stories about cars and motorcycles for gear-head circles. My wine stories are a hit with my more refined friends as I have walked vineyards on multiple continents. My stories about the kids growing up are best shared with other parents. My RV adventures are best shared around campfires.

Knowing your audience and tailoring your passion and topics accordingly is the best idea. Now, I do actively seek out veterans for opportunities to share those kinds of stories as that is part of the therapy for those of us that witnessed the less glamorous parts of that profession.

I admire the many craftsmen and professionals that served the homefront building and sustaining our great nation. We may have difficulty sharing stories that center on our different paths, but we all have worked to improve the lives of our families and those around us.

Celebrate our patchwork contributions. Let's not let this discussion infer that anyone who does not understand the special nature of any profession, be it tradesman, businessman, administrator, educator, care provider, first responder, or military member is somehow less worthy of our attention.


VERY well said, expat!!! As a retired air traffic controller I'll admit to "talking shop" too much when in the company of other controllers. It seems to be a hazard of the profession! It would appear that we need to be conscious of the fact that we may sometimes overdo it in certain venues and maybe it would be better to agree to meet another time at another place to continue the "Sea Stories". I promise I'll try harder.
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That's why I have the SSBN 617 decal on the back window of the MH.
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Ive got nothing Id care to share with anyone.
I can relate to your feeling, can't explain it.
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Look up Sturgill Simpson "Sea Stories". Great song! You have to be prior military to really get and appreciate the stories. Being prior AF I've seen the dynamic countless times. Most civilians can't imagine....

https://www.google.com/search?q=Stur...hrome&ie=UTF-8

There it is with the lyrics.

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How do you tell the difference between a fairy tail and a sea story? One starts out once upon a time and the other, "this ain't no [Mod Edit].
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With aviators it starts...."There I was...!" With flat palms of both hands slicing the air
And obviously your the victor, cause your still here to tell the story.
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The Titanic was a great sea story...so was The Hunt for Red October, Moby Dick, Master and Commander, and even Sea Biscuit!

Maybe you should work on your theatrics to keep people interested? ��
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Certain circles can be fun, but as soon as someone in that circle starts talking about someone else's service, I'm out! "My dad was telling me when he was in...." or "My-brother-in-law, who's an ex-______ (usually some high level of prestige such as SEAL or RECON) said when they, bla, bla, bla…."
The BEST sea stories are the ones post service and how members have bolstered their lives from the character built while serving and move on to do greater things for this Country!
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My stories are mine only so I know their validity plus they really would not be interesting if you were not there.
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