Skip to main content

View Diary: Morning Open Thread: Veteran's Day Edition (38 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Thank you, ex (8+ / 0-)

    for your service.  

    You are wrong about this:

    I wasn't that brave
    Yes you were.  You may have been afraid, but you faced your fear and completed your assignment(s) despite those fears.  That, my friend, is the definition of bravery.

    You've posted that top photo before and I swear you look all of 14 years old.  Such a baby face.  Your mother must have been dying a thousand deaths every day worrying about you.  And then you went into special forces -- aiyeee.

    Thank you, ex.

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

    by JaxDem on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 04:07:56 AM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  I swear you look all of 14 years old (8+ / 0-)

      Old saying, "From the senior prom to Vietnam."

      White-collar conservatives flashing down the street, pointing their plastic finger at me..

      by BOHICA on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 04:11:13 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  Thanks---but not in Special Forces (5+ / 0-)

      I was in the lrrps.  (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol)They were called The Poor Man's Special Forces because we were just basically still grunts. So I got to go on 5 man patrols along the Cambodian border without having to go through all that heavy duty SF training
      Like the saying went, you were only going to get killed just so dead no matter nhow well trained you were.
      Another popular saying: Make one mistake and no more C-rations for you!

      I was only 18 when I went, 19 when I came back. Now wonder I look real young. Notice the difference between the first picture and the last, taken shortly before I left. That was as old as I ever got.

      Happy just to be alive

      by exlrrp on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 04:50:27 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  Good morning JaxDem......and I (4+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      JaxDem, exlrrp, swampyankee, gooderservice

      Thank you Jax Dem

      and  ex long range reconnisance patrol ..are you kidding"
      Yes you were brave.

      Thank you and welcome Home !!

      We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

      by Vetwife on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 05:24:59 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Good Morning, Vetwife (4+ / 0-)

        Thanks go to you...

        for your care giving duties to your own vet -- as a past care giver for my USN retiree I know first hand the difficulties and I know too how overlooked and under appreciated too!

        for your work and dedication to our military and their families who struggle with hardships and challenges unknown to civilians

        You, my dear, are an angel among us!

        As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

        by JaxDem on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 05:35:27 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site