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    Re: Sigs for Military

    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    "NordicNed" wrote:
    I've come to learn over the years, those who like to talk about their big time service to the country, really didn't do Jack Shit most the time....Maybe a Good Cook or Laundry Boy at best......



    I served, I'm proud, thats about it...




    PS;
    Go look up my service ribbons,
    guatemala , columbia.....You can even find them on the net I bet!!!!!!!
    True.

    However, they still served their Country.
    Soldiers, Airmen, and Marines need to eat and need clothes.

    For me, I am very proud I served and would do it again.
    Being a Soldier defines me as a person.
    A lot of everyday situations make me refer back to my training.

    As far as my deployments, I was only deployed once.
    That was to Panama to ship all the Cuban refugees out of there back to Gitmo.
    I was 20 and it was my first time out of the Country.

    I did not see combat, it was quiet during my 5 years.
    There are other accomplishments that I achieved being an Infantry Medic that do not even need to be mentioned.

    Just glad I could give a little something back to this great Nation.





    I hear you Ultra, and trust me, some of my best friends in the Service where cooks and such.....It's just a sore spot with me at times.
    I was one to see and live the darker side, and when I came home I was the bad guy to many.....God only knows how little my country gave back to me when needed them most!....But I'm not alone there either.
    These past couple of months, I've been taking care of my Father, who came home with some extra baggeg from Korea,
    do you think he's being taken care of?
    Only by me and my sister bud.
    To me thats very very sad.
    And trust me, my dad's service profile would bury this thread!
    One of the true hero's of this country and it's service men and women.
    Don't ever get me wrong, but it's always been a sore spot with me, when service men want to pin a medal on their own chest......All we have to say is WE SERVED!.....That says a whole bunch to me alone!












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    Re: Sigs for Military

    "NordicNed" wrote:
    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    "NordicNed" wrote:
    I've come to learn over the years, those who like to talk about their big time service to the country, really didn't do Jack pooh most the time....Maybe a Good Cook or Laundry Boy at best......



    I served, I'm proud, thats about it...




    PS;
    Go look up my service ribbons,
    guatemala , columbia.....You can even find them on the net I bet!!!!!!!
    True.

    However, they still served their Country.
    Soldiers, Airmen, and Marines need to eat and need clothes.

    For me, I am very proud I served and would do it again.
    Being a Soldier defines me as a person.
    A lot of everyday situations make me refer back to my training.

    As far as my deployments, I was only deployed once.
    That was to Panama to ship all the Cuban refugees out of there back to Gitmo.
    I was 20 and it was my first time out of the Country.

    I did not see combat, it was quiet during my 5 years.
    There are other accomplishments that I achieved being an Infantry Medic that do not even need to be mentioned.

    Just glad I could give a little something back to this great Nation.






    I hear you Ultra, and trust me, some of my best friends in the Service where cooks and such.....It's just a sore spot with me at times.
    I was one to see and live the darker side, and when I came home I was the bad guy to many.....God only knows how little my country gave back to me when needed them most!....But I'm not alone there either.
    These past couple of months, I've been taking care of my Father, who came home with some extra baggeg from Korea,
    do you think he's being taken care of?
    Only by me and my sister bud.
    To me thats very very sad.
    And trust me, my dad's service profile would bury this thread!
    One of the true hero's of this country and it's service men and women.

    Don't ever get me wrong, but it's always been a sore spot with me, when service men want to pin a medal on their own chest......All we have to say is WE SERVED!.....That says a whole bunch to me alone!











    Sorry you had such a bad experience, but I can relate.
    When we arrived at Sea/Tac from Da Nang we were met by protesters throwing dog food (to feed the "dogs of war"), I was living in Santa Monica at the time and while my friends would accept me (as long as I wasn't wearing my uniform) it was preferred if I didn't talk about my service.
    After I got married and was laid off my crummy little job I joined the military to support my new family and to better my chances in life.
    I served for twenty more years, got my college education, raised seven children and helped others in my unit to better their lives.
    I am proud of my service, active and National Guard (yeah, even with all the Kent State comments, 20/20 "expose", etc.).
    I spent ten years of my service researching National Guard histories and for every "Bush hid out in the National Guard" comments I can detail 1,000 stories of individual National Guard heroes and ultimate sacrifice.
    I am proud of my service, and thankful for all the military gave to me in return.

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    I am definitely going to check this out.
    Thanks for the link Ultra.

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    Re: Sigs for Military

    "NordicNed" wrote:
    I've come to learn over the years, those who like to talk about their big time service to the country, really didn't do Jack pooh most the time....Maybe a Good Cook or Laundry Boy at best......



    I served, I'm proud, thats about it...




    PS;
    Go look up my service ribbons,
    guatemala , columbia.....You can even find them on the net I bet!!!!!!!
    So what are you saying, if you weren't a snake eater doing special ops you aren't shit?
    Ya lost me I guess.
    :
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    Re: Sigs for Military

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "NordicNed" wrote:
    I've come to learn over the years, those who like to talk about their big time service to the country, really didn't do Jack pooh most the time....Maybe a Good Cook or Laundry Boy at best......



    I served, I'm proud, thats about it...




    PS;
    Go look up my service ribbons,
    guatemala , columbia.....You can even find them on the net I bet!!!!!!!
    So what are you saying, if you weren't a snake eater doing special ops you aren't shit?
    Ya lost me I guess.
    :
    You jumped right over my second post I see Marr........And it's all over the place in the papers lately, Vets and non Vets, all around the country, trying to pass themselves off in public for something there not.....
    It's a sore subject with me.
    Maybe I didn't phrase myself correctly, but I've always honored and been thankfull for all Service men and women, and in some cases even civilians, who step up and serve this country of ours.
    Yes, even if they are a cook or laundry boy.
    Sorry if I put the cart before the horse, but hey, I do that sometimes, I'm not perfect and never have been....


    I LOVE THE SMELL OF VICTORY IN THE MORNING AIR.

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    Re: Sigs for Military

    "NordicNed" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "NordicNed" wrote:
    I've come to learn over the years, those who like to talk about their big time service to the country, really didn't do Jack pooh most the time....Maybe a Good Cook or Laundry Boy at best......



    I served, I'm proud, thats about it...




    PS;
    Go look up my service ribbons,
    guatemala , columbia.....You can even find them on the net I bet!!!!!!!
    So what are you saying, if you weren't a snake eater doing special ops you aren't pooh?
    Ya lost me I guess.
    :
    You jumped right over my second post I see Marr........And it's all over the place in the papers lately, Vets and non Vets, all around the country, trying to pass themselves off in public for something there not.....
    It's a sore subject with me.
    Maybe I didn't phrase myself correctly, but I've always honored and been thankfull for all Service men and women, and in some cases even civilians, who step up and serve this country of ours.
    Yes, even if they are a cook or laundry boy.

    Sorry if I put the cart before the horse, but hey, I do that sometimes, I'm not perfect and never have been....
    Let me see if I understand you correctly Ned.

    You served proudly, with reverent dignity for what you did. There were no brass bands or parades thanking you for your sacrifices. You quietly and proudly did your job.

    Yet you encountered those who may have misrepresented their service to their country. People bragging about their combat duty despite not being in combat, or in country, or even in the service.
    Not that you disrespect anyone who served, but in fact hold those who are lying blowhards in low esteem.
    For even cooks and clerk typists received incoming mortar attacks and assaults on compounds where I served.

    Your dad, and many veterans receive little or no help from the government they served. That's why we as veterans need to stick together, respect and support each other.

    Do I understand you correctly?

    If so, I agree.

    Jargo
    US Army 1969-1972.
    Airborne
    Special Forces Medic
    Republic of Vietnam !971-1972
    Arcom, Bronze star, ice cream eating medal

    Thank you to everyone who served the country I love. I don't always agree with my government, but I always love my country.



    “What takes a quarterback to the next level is not arm strength or mobility or any of that stuff. It’s the ability to play on critical downs. Manage third downs, or red zones or four-minute or two-minute situations"
    Dilfer

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    Re: Sigs for Military

    "jargomcfargo" wrote:
    "NordicNed" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "NordicNed" wrote:
    I've come to learn over the years, those who like to talk about their big time service to the country, really didn't do Jack pooh most the time....Maybe a Good Cook or Laundry Boy at best......



    I served, I'm proud, thats about it...




    PS;
    Go look up my service ribbons,
    guatemala , columbia.....You can even find them on the net I bet!!!!!!!
    So what are you saying, if you weren't a snake eater doing special ops you aren't pooh?
    Ya lost me I guess.
    :
    You jumped right over my second post I see Marr........And it's all over the place in the papers lately, Vets and non Vets, all around the country, trying to pass themselves off in public for something there not.....
    It's a sore subject with me.
    Maybe I didn't phrase myself correctly, but I've always honored and been thankfull for all Service men and women, and in some cases even civilians, who step up and serve this country of ours.
    Yes, even if they are a cook or laundry boy.

    Sorry if I put the cart before the horse, but hey, I do that sometimes, I'm not perfect and never have been....
    Let me see if I understand you correctly Ned.

    You served proudly, with reverent dignity for what you did. There were no brass bands or parades thanking you for your sacrifices. You quietly and proudly did your job.

    Yet you encountered those who may have misrepresented their service to their country. People bragging about their combat duty despite not being in combat, or in country, or even in the service.
    Not that you disrespect anyone who served, but in fact hold those who are lying blowhards in low esteem.
    For even cooks and clerk typists received incoming mortar attacks and assaults on compounds where I served.

    Your dad, and many veterans receive little or no help from the government they served. That's why we as veterans need to stick together, respect and support each other.

    Do I understand you correctly?

    If so, I agree.

    Jargo
    US Army 1969-1972.
    Airborne
    Special Forces Medic
    Republic of Vietnam !971-1972
    Arcom, Bronze star, ice cream eating medal

    Thank you to everyone who served the country I love. I don't always agree with my government, but I always love my country.
    Thank you for your service.

    Were you guys 18D back then?
    I only know that is what a SF Medic is now.

    I was on my way to going into SF's.
    But found out I had a son on the way.
    Ft.Campbell was home to 5th Group and that's the Group I wanted to join.

    High speed, low drag.

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    Re: Sigs for Military

    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    "jargomcfargo" wrote:
    "NordicNed" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "NordicNed" wrote:
    I've come to learn over the years, those who like to talk about their big time service to the country, really didn't do Jack pooh most the time....Maybe a Good Cook or Laundry Boy at best......



    I served, I'm proud, thats about it...



    PS;
    Go look up my service ribbons,
    guatemala , columbia.....You can even find them on the net I bet!!!!!!!
    So what are you saying, if you weren't a snake eater doing special ops you aren't pooh?
    Ya lost me I guess.
    :
    You jumped right over my second post I see Marr........And it's all over the place in the papers lately, Vets and non Vets, all around the country, trying to pass themselves off in public for something there not.....
    It's a sore subject with me.
    Maybe I didn't phrase myself correctly, but I've always honored and been thankfull for all Service men and women, and in some cases even civilians, who step up and serve this country of ours.
    Yes, even if they are a cook or laundry boy.
    Sorry if I put the cart before the horse, but hey, I do that sometimes, I'm not perfect and never have been....
    Let me see if I understand you correctly Ned.

    You served proudly, with reverent dignity for what you did. There were no brass bands or parades thanking you for your sacrifices. You quietly and proudly did your job.

    Yet you encountered those who may have misrepresented their service to their country. People bragging about their combat duty despite not being in combat, or in country, or even in the service.
    Not that you disrespect anyone who served, but in fact hold those who are lying blowhards in low esteem.
    For even cooks and clerk typists received incoming mortar attacks and assaults on compounds where I served.

    Your dad, and many veterans receive little or no help from the government they served. That's why we as veterans need to stick together, respect and support each other.

    Do I understand you correctly?

    If so, I agree.

    Jargo
    US Army 1969-1972.
    Airborne
    Special Forces Medic
    Republic of Vietnam !971-1972
    Arcom, Bronze star, ice cream eating medal

    Thank you to everyone who served the country I love. I don't always agree with my government, but I always love my country.
    Thank you for your service.

    Were you guys 18D back then?
    I only know that is what a SF Medic is now.

    I was on my way to going into SF's.
    But found out I had a son on the way.
    Ft.Campbell was home to 5th Group and that's the Group I wanted to join.

    High speed, low drag.
    The MOS numbers were different back then. It escapes my memory exactly, but I think 92 was medic. And I think we were 92 4S. But I'm not sure anymore.Have to look up my DD214. It's on there.

    The 5th was just brought back from Na Trang
    a couple months before I went to 'Nam. There were officially no special forces in country when I was there.
    Most of us were assigned to Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observation Group.( MACV-SOG).

    The best thing about SF was excellent training. I felt ready when I finally went across the pond. And I was.

    “What takes a quarterback to the next level is not arm strength or mobility or any of that stuff. It’s the ability to play on critical downs. Manage third downs, or red zones or four-minute or two-minute situations"
    Dilfer

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    Re: Sigs for Military

    "NordicNed" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "NordicNed" wrote:
    I've come to learn over the years, those who like to talk about their big time service to the country, really didn't do Jack pooh most the time....Maybe a Good Cook or Laundry Boy at best......



    I served, I'm proud, thats about it...




    PS;
    Go look up my service ribbons,
    guatemala , columbia.....You can even find them on the net I bet!!!!!!!
    So what are you saying, if you weren't a snake eater doing special ops you aren't pooh?
    Ya lost me I guess.
    :
    You jumped right over my second post I see Marr........And it's all over the place in the papers lately, Vets and non Vets, all around the country, trying to pass themselves off in public for something there not.....
    It's a sore subject with me.
    Maybe I didn't phrase myself correctly, but I've always honored and been thankfull for all Service men and women, and in some cases even civilians, who step up and serve this country of ours.
    Yes, even if they are a cook or laundry boy.

    Sorry if I put the cart before the horse, but hey, I do that sometimes, I'm not perfect and never have been....
    LOL, me either my friend.
    Me either.
    Thanks for the clarification.
    ;D
    Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/josdin00/Vikings/Marrdro_sig.jpg

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    Re: Sigs for Military

    "jargomcfargo" wrote:
    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    "jargomcfargo" wrote:
    "NordicNed" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    [quote author=NordicNed link=topic=53624.msg1004562#msg1004562 date=1255387424]
    I've come to learn over the years, those who like to talk about their big time service to the country, really didn't do Jack pooh most the time....Maybe a Good Cook or Laundry Boy at best......



    I served, I'm proud, thats about it...



    PS;
    Go look up my service ribbons,
    guatemala , columbia.....You can even find them on the net I bet!!!!!!!
    So what are you saying, if you weren't a snake eater doing special ops you aren't pooh?
    Ya lost me I guess.
    :
    You jumped right over my second post I see Marr........And it's all over the place in the papers lately, Vets and non Vets, all around the country, trying to pass themselves off in public for something there not.....
    It's a sore subject with me.
    Maybe I didn't phrase myself correctly, but I've always honored and been thankfull for all Service men and women, and in some cases even civilians, who step up and serve this country of ours.
    Yes, even if they are a cook or laundry boy.
    Sorry if I put the cart before the horse, but hey, I do that sometimes, I'm not perfect and never have been....
    Let me see if I understand you correctly Ned.

    You served proudly, with reverent dignity for what you did. There were no brass bands or parades thanking you for your sacrifices. You quietly and proudly did your job.

    Yet you encountered those who may have misrepresented their service to their country. People bragging about their combat duty despite not being in combat, or in country, or even in the service.
    Not that you disrespect anyone who served, but in fact hold those who are lying blowhards in low esteem.
    For even cooks and clerk typists received incoming mortar attacks and assaults on compounds where I served.

    Your dad, and many veterans receive little or no help from the government they served. That's why we as veterans need to stick together, respect and support each other.

    Do I understand you correctly?

    If so, I agree.

    Jargo
    US Army 1969-1972.
    Airborne
    Special Forces Medic
    Republic of Vietnam !971-1972
    Arcom, Bronze star, ice cream eating medal

    Thank you to everyone who served the country I love. I don't always agree with my government, but I always love my country.
    Thank you for your service.

    Were you guys 18D back then?
    I only know that is what a SF Medic is now.

    I was on my way to going into SF's.
    But found out I had a son on the way.
    Ft.Campbell was home to 5th Group and that's the Group I wanted to join.

    High speed, low drag.
    The MOS numbers were different back then. It escapes my memory exactly, but I think 92 was medic. And I think we were 92 4S. But I'm not sure anymore.Have to look up my DD214. It's on there.

    The 5th was just brought back from Na Trang
    a couple months before I went to 'Nam. There were officially no special forces in country when I was there.
    Most of us were assigned to Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observation Group.( MACV-SOG).

    The best thing about SF was excellent training. I felt ready when I finally went across the pond. And I was.


    [/quote]

    Ok, that's right.
    I was a 91B (Field Medical Specialist...Medic).
    I remember so of the okder Medics tell me they used to be 92's.

    Thanks

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