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


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leadcounsel
January 5, 2008, 07:36 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, 07:38 PM
Good luck, be safe.

Spyvie
January 5, 2008, 07:41 PM
Thank you for your service Sir!

And take care of yourself.

RockyMtnTactical
January 5, 2008, 07:43 PM
Thanks for your service and God Bless! :)

tnieto2004
January 5, 2008, 07:45 PM
Thanks for your service .. Good luck

CZ 75 BD
January 5, 2008, 07:48 PM
Thank you for your service to our Nation.

sammoh
January 5, 2008, 07:52 PM
Thank you for your service. Be safe and I wish you a quick return.

Gunnerpalace
January 5, 2008, 07:55 PM
Thank you for your service, my prayers are with you.

MEH
January 5, 2008, 07:59 PM
I thank you for your service, and I pray you will return safely!

dralarms
January 5, 2008, 08:09 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.

Mac45
January 5, 2008, 08:24 PM
Thanks and stay safe

Charles S
January 5, 2008, 08:29 PM
Thank you for your service SIR. I really respect your commitment and sacrifice.

Be safe!

rust collector
January 5, 2008, 08:34 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.

dralarms
January 5, 2008, 08:36 PM
Rust collector,

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

Sistema1927
January 5, 2008, 08:48 PM
God speed.

ACORN
January 5, 2008, 08:51 PM
Be safe brother, and thanks for your service.

FPrice
January 5, 2008, 08:51 PM
Ryan,

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

Lennyjoe
January 5, 2008, 09:31 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.

tuckerdog1
January 5, 2008, 09:39 PM
Many thanks for your service.

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

Tuckerdog1

CrawdaddyJim
January 5, 2008, 09:43 PM
GO get em son. We are all proud of you.

HOOOOAH!

akodo
January 5, 2008, 09:49 PM
thank you for your service

Intrepid Dad
January 5, 2008, 09:49 PM
Ryan, you are a true patriot. I wish you Godspeed.

Black Knight
January 5, 2008, 09:57 PM
Thank you for your service and sacrifices. God bless you and keep you safe and sound.

mekender
January 5, 2008, 10:21 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, 10:36 PM
Thank you and God bless.
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the pistolero
January 5, 2008, 10:53 PM
Godspeed, bubba. Thanks for your service, and be safe.

COK
January 5, 2008, 11:10 PM
Thank you for your service and take care.

U.S.SFC_RET
January 5, 2008, 11:20 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.

weisse52
January 5, 2008, 11:22 PM
Thanks! We pray for your protection and safe return.

sailortoo
January 5, 2008, 11:27 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.
Sailortoo
Semper Paratus (also)

Franksterm1
January 5, 2008, 11:37 PM
Regards from an old tanker

doc2rn
January 6, 2008, 12:17 AM
From one old vet, to an active member. Thank you for your service.Watch your six, and remember Murphy is everywhere.

Roccobro
January 6, 2008, 12:23 AM
Thank you my friend. Stay safe!

Justin

2Ais4U
January 6, 2008, 12:24 AM
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.

frogomatic
January 6, 2008, 12:25 AM
it is we who should be thanking you for your service sir

thank you.

Brian Dale
January 6, 2008, 12:27 AM
Thank you for your service, Sir.

Take care of yourself and your people.

Godspeed.

gaucho1
January 6, 2008, 12:27 AM
Stay Safe

Get Some

Come Home

Thank You

The Canuck
January 6, 2008, 03:20 AM
leadcounsel,

God speed.

Be lucky.

absolute0
January 6, 2008, 11:26 AM
Good luck and God speed, Ryan.

Come home safe and sound.

hksw
January 6, 2008, 11:29 AM
Thank you for your service. Be safe.

NGIB
January 6, 2008, 11:34 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...

dralarms
January 6, 2008, 11:39 AM
Let's hope 08 is the year we finish the fight and bring our warriors home...


Amen, and in that order.

ranger58
January 6, 2008, 11:48 AM
Thank you for your service, take care of yourself, talk to you soon.:)

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

From a Marine Corps Dad.

ArfinGreebly
January 6, 2008, 04:46 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.

arflattop
January 7, 2008, 02:28 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.

230RN
January 7, 2008, 04:43 AM
Thank you and good luck!

Linda
January 7, 2008, 09:48 AM
THANK YOU RYAN!!!!

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

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

fiVe
January 7, 2008, 10:46 AM
Words cannot adequately express our thanks for your service and sacrifice for our country.

Be safe and Godspeed.

silverking
January 7, 2008, 11:05 AM
An old vet saying thank you for protecting our freedoms. I salute you, sir!

silverlance
January 7, 2008, 12:55 PM
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, 03:54 PM
The Lord keep you in the palm of his hand and bless your family while you are away.
James

MarshallDodge
January 7, 2008, 04:23 PM
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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

hso
January 7, 2008, 04:27 PM
Good luck and stay safe. Lemme know if you need anything.

Breakdaddy
January 7, 2008, 04:46 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!

ravnew
January 7, 2008, 05:53 PM
Thanks for your service and God Bless!

strat81
January 7, 2008, 06:16 PM
Thank you for serving. Stay safe!

WayneConrad
January 7, 2008, 06:22 PM
God speed.

Cougfan2
January 7, 2008, 06:22 PM
God speed and stay safe.

leadcounsel
January 7, 2008, 06:26 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.

Maddock
January 8, 2008, 12:09 AM
God speed, Ryan. Take care and come back.

Elgin47
January 8, 2008, 01:14 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.

DWARREN123
January 8, 2008, 02:22 AM
Keep your head and butt down and go with GOD.

Nobody's_Hero
January 8, 2008, 09:09 AM
Thank you for your service.

romma
January 8, 2008, 09:38 AM
Thank You Ryan!! Prayers are with you! Thanks again for serving our country. Hurry back and stay safe.

PT140
January 8, 2008, 11:11 AM
Thank you and be safe!!

slow944
January 8, 2008, 11:39 AM
From one old soldier to another, Thank You for you service and God Bless and Keep You Safe.

springmom
January 8, 2008, 11:59 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.

Springmom

possum
January 8, 2008, 12:41 PM
your welcome, be careful, maybe i will see you over here, who you with?

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