A "Thank You" and "Talk to you soon"


January 5, 2008, 06:36 PM
Hey everybody,

All of you know me as "leadcounsel," but my name is Ryan. I'm an Army officer. I've been a frequent flier here are THR and have enjoyed my time here and learned quite a lot from our experienced members. Of note, I've come to really broaden my knowledge base on C&R guns and have become an enthusiastic collector, I've come to love CZ pistols, and learned a lot about CCW from conversations here.

Anyway, the time is quickly approaching for deployment to Iraq. I'm hoping that I'll be able to get back to THR (and TFL and Glocktalk, where I also visit) on a somewhat regular basis.

I simply want to take this time, before I am off in a handful of weeks, to say thank you to all of you for the spirited debates, the great insights and knowledge, and the honest dealings in trades and purchases.

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Heavy Metal Hero
January 5, 2008, 06:38 PM
Good luck, be safe.

January 5, 2008, 06:41 PM
Thank you for your service Sir!

And take care of yourself.

January 5, 2008, 06:43 PM
Thanks for your service and God Bless! :)

January 5, 2008, 06:45 PM
Thanks for your service .. Good luck

CZ 75 BD
January 5, 2008, 06:48 PM
Thank you for your service to our Nation.

January 5, 2008, 06:52 PM
Thank you for your service. Be safe and I wish you a quick return.

January 5, 2008, 06:55 PM
Thank you for your service, my prayers are with you.

January 5, 2008, 06:59 PM
I thank you for your service, and I pray you will return safely!

January 5, 2008, 07:09 PM
Like eveyone else has said Thank you for your service

I don't care what the news garbage says you make sure you tell all your brothers in arms that:

WE the American people are behind you 10000000%

God bless you and keep you safe while you are there.

January 5, 2008, 07:24 PM
Thanks and stay safe

Charles S
January 5, 2008, 07:29 PM
Thank you for your service SIR. I really respect your commitment and sacrifice.

Be safe!

rust collector
January 5, 2008, 07:34 PM
Ryan, we wish you safe travels and success. My son is in the air force and headed that way sometime this month.

Thank you for your service, and we look forward to continuing our association when you return.

January 5, 2008, 07:36 PM
Rust collector,

You be sure to tell your son we appreciate his service as well.

January 5, 2008, 07:48 PM
God speed.

January 5, 2008, 07:51 PM
Be safe brother, and thanks for your service.

January 5, 2008, 07:51 PM

Thank you for your service. Take care of your troops and may the Lord be with all you over there.

January 5, 2008, 08:31 PM
Ryan, be safe and take care of your men and women below you.

Thanks for serving. I did it for 22.5 years and don't regret a second of it.

January 5, 2008, 08:39 PM
Many thanks for your service.

When you can access the net, let us know how you're doing.


January 5, 2008, 08:43 PM
GO get em son. We are all proud of you.


January 5, 2008, 08:49 PM
thank you for your service

Intrepid Dad
January 5, 2008, 08:49 PM
Ryan, you are a true patriot. I wish you Godspeed.

Black Knight
January 5, 2008, 08:57 PM
Thank you for your service and sacrifices. God bless you and keep you safe and sound.

January 5, 2008, 09:21 PM
god speed and good luck, you ever make it to my neck of the woods, hit me up, ill buy the first pitcher of beer

Brian Williams
January 5, 2008, 09:36 PM
Thank you and God bless.

the pistolero
January 5, 2008, 09:53 PM
Godspeed, bubba. Thanks for your service, and be safe.

January 5, 2008, 10:10 PM
Thank you for your service and take care.

January 5, 2008, 10:20 PM
leadcounsel I am sure that you will do well in Iraq. Find the good leadership and get their scoop on things. Things have a way of working out. Find you a great NCO to backbone you all of the way. Trust carries a lot of weight and by now you know when to trust and whom. Remember there are millions back here who are right behind you each and every step along the way. I am pretty dammm good on those hummwvs. PM me if you need any and I mean any technical information- broken down to anyone's understanding. God speed.

January 5, 2008, 10:22 PM
Thanks! We pray for your protection and safe return.

January 5, 2008, 10:27 PM
What more can I say - we're proud of you, and hope all goes well. And show those that want our help, that that is why you and others are there.
Semper Paratus (also)

January 5, 2008, 10:37 PM
Regards from an old tanker

January 5, 2008, 11:17 PM
From one old vet, to an active member. Thank you for your service.Watch your six, and remember Murphy is everywhere.

January 5, 2008, 11:23 PM
Thank you my friend. Stay safe!


January 5, 2008, 11:24 PM
Thank you for your service to the united states. The country is behind you %100 percent, and anyone that isn't, well they don't matter. Thank you!
I will be off to the battlefield in about a year. GOOD LUCK AND GODSPEED.

January 5, 2008, 11:25 PM
it is we who should be thanking you for your service sir

thank you.

Brian Dale
January 5, 2008, 11:27 PM
Thank you for your service, Sir.

Take care of yourself and your people.


January 5, 2008, 11:27 PM
Stay Safe

Get Some

Come Home

Thank You

The Canuck
January 6, 2008, 02:20 AM

God speed.

Be lucky.

January 6, 2008, 10:26 AM
Good luck and God speed, Ryan.

Come home safe and sound.

January 6, 2008, 10:29 AM
Thank you for your service. Be safe.

January 6, 2008, 10:34 AM
May God bless and keep you safe. My son is currently within a few days of going to Sandland as well and while I'm nervous about it I know he'll do well and stay squared away. Let's hope 08 is the year we finish the fight and bring our warriors home...

January 6, 2008, 10:39 AM
Let's hope 08 is the year we finish the fight and bring our warriors home...

Amen, and in that order.

January 6, 2008, 10:48 AM
Thank you for your service, take care of yourself, talk to you soon.:)

January 6, 2008, 11:12 AM
God speed and protect you. Thank you for your service.

From a Marine Corps Dad.

January 6, 2008, 03:46 PM
Oh, and if you run into that Bin Laden guy, give him our very best, would you?

We'd appreciate it if you could let him know how we feel about him.

When you're all done over there (heck, even while you're over there), if you really love us, you'll tell us some stories.

And on your return we'll have a beer or six waiting for you -- though you must show up in person to collect.

January 7, 2008, 01:28 AM
Ryan, we're proud of you and the other men and women serving in the armed forces. You are the true heroes of this country. If you get to KY (hey, I'm between Ft. Knox and Ft. Campbell), give me a holler. God be with you.

January 7, 2008, 03:43 AM
Thank you and good luck!

January 7, 2008, 08:48 AM

Be safe, God bless you and keep your head down!

My son is deploying to Afghanistan in a week or two.

January 7, 2008, 09:46 AM
Words cannot adequately express our thanks for your service and sacrifice for our country.

Be safe and Godspeed.

January 7, 2008, 10:05 AM
An old vet saying thank you for protecting our freedoms. I salute you, sir!

January 7, 2008, 11:55 AM
Let us know if you need something. No, really.
I shipped out a lot of wetnaps and tampons last year to spartan and warhorse.

Joe Gunns
January 7, 2008, 02:54 PM
The Lord keep you in the palm of his hand and bless your family while you are away.

January 7, 2008, 03:23 PM
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

If their is anything we can do to return the favor please let us know.

January 7, 2008, 03:27 PM
Good luck and stay safe. Lemme know if you need anything.

January 7, 2008, 03:46 PM
Good luck to you and stay safe! If you meet Army Captain JC McDaniel over there tell him hello from his good buddy Breakdaddy!

January 7, 2008, 04:53 PM
Thanks for your service and God Bless!

January 7, 2008, 05:16 PM
Thank you for serving. Stay safe!

January 7, 2008, 05:22 PM
God speed.

January 7, 2008, 05:22 PM
God speed and stay safe.

January 7, 2008, 05:26 PM
Thank you for all of your kind words. Personally I don't need anything and have a large support group. However many Soldiers aren't so lucky. Even something as simple as sending a VET a free postcard (there are several websites that do this) is a simple way to send your appreciation.

I didn't write this to "get" anything, but just to say I'm leaving in a handful of weeks (quickly approaching) and glad to have had the good fortunes in my life, including lurking on THR.

I'm just doing my part to fight for what I believe is a nobel and just cause, and history will reveal that we are morally and strategically correct to be in the middle east to both protect our global interests and spread freedom.

January 7, 2008, 11:09 PM
God speed, Ryan. Take care and come back.

January 8, 2008, 12:14 AM
Thank you for your service, your sacrifice and your courage - stay safe and Godspeed - you and your comrades in arms are in our prayers each day.

January 8, 2008, 01:22 AM
Keep your head and butt down and go with GOD.

January 8, 2008, 08:09 AM
Thank you for your service.

January 8, 2008, 08:38 AM
Thank You Ryan!! Prayers are with you! Thanks again for serving our country. Hurry back and stay safe.

January 8, 2008, 10:11 AM
Thank you and be safe!!

January 8, 2008, 10:39 AM
From one old soldier to another, Thank You for you service and God Bless and Keep You Safe.

January 8, 2008, 10:59 AM
Hey, look who's back (temporarily, lol)!

God bless and stay safe. Thank you for your service. It's good to know you've gotten where you wanted to go.


January 8, 2008, 11:41 AM
your welcome, be careful, maybe i will see you over here, who you with?

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