RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > RV LIFE STYLES FORUMS > Military / Veteran RVing
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-18-2019, 03:23 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Traildust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 319
You Are Worth It

Just saw a clip on one of the cable news networks of an interview with Retired Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter Medal of Honor recipient for his action in Afghanistan Nov. 2010. He jumped on a grenade to save a fellow Marine. Needless to say he sustained massive injuries requiring some 40 surgeries.

BipeFlier made a post back in August of this year titled "How Do You Respond" and I went through all 8 pages of responses to make sure I don't step on someones response. Lance Corporal Carpenter's response to the question is "You Are Worth It" and he has a book out by same title.
I really like that response especially now that I am older and had plenty of time to reflect on my past service of 21 years US Navy 10 months in country Viet Nam. I know that when I ended my first enlistment late 1974 I would have never thought such a thing. The VietNam war had just ended an people were not to friendly to us military types. Now things are much different and there might just be a reason for me to feel that way towards anyone who says, thank you for your service.
Am I wrong to feel like this?
Bill
__________________

__________________
US Navy Retired.
"and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Traildust is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-18-2019, 12:36 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 3,110
Thank you for your service!

Of course it's not wrong for you to "feel" however you feel. I think military service is something to be proud of.

I also think the best mindset to have in general is to be a caring person without caring too much what people think.

I'm finishing up a 36 year career in the Air Force (10 active duty, 26 DOD).
__________________

__________________
1996 Tioga Class C
400 amp/hrs solar, Trimetric

Retire 2020 GLW
okcnewbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2019, 12:54 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 11,036
Back in 1972 two buddies and I enlisted in the NAVY not for 'Glory', 'Love of Country' or out of 'Patriotism' .....none of those high-minded concepts.
We volunteered to get out of WY and have an opportunity for something different.
Jobs consisted of Oil Field, Oil Refinery, Service Stations, Restaurants
Already having worked in Restaurants, Service Stations and Oil Field we wanted a chance at something better.....US NAVY gave us that chance.


We signed up........2 of us left after our 6 yr enlistment, 3rd guy made the NAVY his career (6 year due to NUKE School)


Folks say 'Thanks for your Service' and I respond "Thank-you" and leave it at that.
TAX PAYERS funded my training.....some of the best and definitely the most intense. Training/experience that provided me with a SKILL that paid very well and made for a very decent living.


SO Thanks!
__________________
Is it time for YOUR Medication or Mine?
Dodge 3500 w/Tractor Motor & NUWA 5vr
US NAVY---USS Decatur DDG-31
Old-Biscuit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2019, 04:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Traildust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 319
To be honest I didn't join out of patriotism either. I joined because I had a low draft number and could not afford to stay in college, plus my recruiter promised I would not have to go in country as we use to say. Boy those recruiters were just so funny. Little did I know that I would become a Lifer as we used to call anyone making a career out of the Navy.
Bill
__________________
US Navy Retired.
"and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Traildust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2019, 07:18 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 159
I've mentioned my service "resume" in other posts, so I will not repeat it here least it sound like boasting.

I, too, was spurned by persons seeing me in uniform back in the very early '70's. But our society has matured and now realizes that the individual soldier/sailor/airman/marine is not to blame for the politics and is making sacrifices and gambling with his/her life on behalf of our country.

When someone says, "Thank You for your service", I respond that "It was my honor."

When I encounter another veteran, I say "Thank You for your service, and Welcome Home!"
__________________
2015 Thor Outlaw 37 LS
2013 Ford C-Max w/Invis-a-Brake
2009 Boulevard Trike Conversion
RI Expat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2019, 03:49 PM   #6
Member
 
Cpl Ed's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 67
I joined to help the little guy's defend themselves against the bullies.
When I am thanked for my service, and it happens a lot, I reply "Thank you don't forget to vote"!
__________________

__________________
Ed Mc
Nam vet '66-'67
USMC 1996 National SeaBreeze
Cpl Ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OK, what do you all think it is worth? Mainecoons Country Coach Owners Forum 17 05-02-2017 10:33 PM
What would on site coach weighing be worth to you rvbunz iRV2.com General Discussion 31 03-15-2016 08:13 AM
acrylic Slide Topper? What do you think? Worth it? laplatarosa Class A Motorhome Discussions 5 11-15-2015 09:31 PM
Quartzsite. Worth it &would you do it again. Letsgoagain Monaco Owner's Forum 64 02-17-2008 08:14 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×