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PIctures from Afghanistan

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sheldon J, Jul 12, 2009.

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  1. Sheldon J

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  2. paintballdude902

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    im a tad worried to open it i just had my fifth friend deploy yesterday so im tired of this war tired of what it does to my friends i still support my friends and all soldiers but not the war

    imma take a look
     
  3. Out West

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    Nice pics. Looks like morale is high. Our guys look fit, happy and ready. Let's pray that they take care of business and that they all come home. God bless our troops.

    Out West
     
  4. doc2rn

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    That was really cool, guys gettin it done. I prefer MarDiv style but there is no accounting for taste. Knee mail sent for their safe return. Fair winds and following seas.
     
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    Godspeed!

    Nice slide show and nice music as well. Thanks for sharing.

    That nann made me hungry. :D
     
  6. wrs840

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    paintballdude902: chin-up my friend!

    My nephew was here at my house today for a big annual July family reunion. He's driving back to Ft. Bragg right now. He'll be going back to Afghanistan soon for his third tour. He's in the US Army and re-enlisted after his first tour in Afghanistan knowing he'd be going back, and did so willingly and thoughtfully... It's not like he didn't have other options.

    He was awarded a Bronze Star on his second tour, but won't tell us why. The only thing I've ever heard him even mildly gripe about is the food (we're accustomed to eating pretty good in this family).

    These guys know what they're doing and why they're there.

    His name is Josh. Say a prayer for him if you're so inclined.

    Les
     
  7. Crash_Test_Dhimmi

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    Currahee!


    (Im from the Bastogne Brigade, will be there next year)
     
  8. Birdmang

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    Reminds me of Band of Brothers.
     
  9. peyton

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    I been over in Iraq 4 plus years. I have been working with the same soldiers it seems every other year they are back. I have watched young privates grow and become fine sergeants. They re-enlist knowing they are coming right back here.
     
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    Excelent video. This is reality TV! :cool:
     
  11. TiredOleMan

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    I found this on another forum and thought it was worth sharing.
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    Subject: Memorial Service: you're invited.

    We're hearing a lot today about big splashy memorial services.

    I want a nationwide memorial service for Darrell "Shifty" Powers.

    Shifty volunteered for the airborne in WWII and served with Easy Company
    of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne
    Infantry. If you've seen Band of Brothers on HBO or the History Channel,
    you know Shifty. His character appears in all 10 episodes, and Shifty
    himself is interviewed in several of them.

    I met Shifty in the Philadelphia airport several years ago. I didn't
    know who he was at the time. I just saw an elderly gentleman having
    trouble reading his ticket. I offered to help, assured him that he was
    at the right gate, and noticed the "Screaming Eagle", the symbol of the
    101st Airborne, on his hat.

    Making conversation, I asked him if he'd been in the 101st Airborne or
    if his son was serving. He said quietly that he had been in the 101st. I
    thanked him for his service, then asked him when he served, and how many
    jumps he made.

    Quietly and humbly, he said "Well, I guess I signed up in 1941 or so,
    and was in until sometime in 1945 . . . " at which point my heart
    skipped.

    At that point, again, very humbly, he said "I made the 5 training jumps
    at Toccoa, and then jumped into Normandy . . . . do you know where
    Normandy is?" At this point my heart stopped.

    I told him yes, I know exactly where Normandy was, and I know what D-Day
    was. At that point he said "I also made a second jump into Holland ,
    into Arnhem ." I was standing with a genuine war hero . . . . and then I
    realized that it was June, just after the anniversary of D-Day.

    I asked Shifty if he was on his way back from France , and he said "Yes.
    And it's real sad because these days so few of the guys are left, and
    those that are, lots of them can't make the trip." My heart was in my
    throat and I didn't know what to say.

    I helped Shifty get onto the plane and then realized he was back in
    Coach, while I was in First Class. I sent the flight attendant back to
    get him and said that I wanted to switch seats. When Shifty came
    forward, I got up out of the seat and told him I wanted him to have it,
    that I'd take his in coach.

    He said "No, son, you enjoy that seat. Just knowing that there are still
    some who remember what we did and still care is enough to make an old
    man very happy." His eyes were filling up as he said it. And mine are
    brimming up now as I write this.

    Shifty died on June 17 after fighting cancer.

    There was no parade.

    No big event in Staples Center .

    No wall to wall back to back 24x7 news coverage.

    No weeping fans on television.

    And that's not right.

    Let's give Shifty his own Memorial Service, online, in our own quiet
    way. Please forward this email to everyone you know. Especially to the
    veterans.

    Rest in peace, Shifty.

    "A nation without heroes is nothing."
    (Roberto Clemente)
     
  12. barman

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    Great pictures. My heart is with every man & woman in uniform fighting over there.

    This is a nice video of French troops fighting the talibans:

    The Battle of Alasay:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQII_kJTTJc
     
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    Keeping one's weapon clean must be a real chore in that sand-swept crud hole.
     
  14. Cadbury

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    TiredOleMan: I've got some onions to finish cutting.
     
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    Please lets not even start going there, I'm V/N era vet, was stationed in Wash., D.C., and you can't even imagine the crap we had to put up with the so called "PEACE" people.
     
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    Thats for postnig this, and thanks for serving.

    We are proud of you.

    Leroy
     
  17. HoosierQ

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    Wow...Shifty died. He may have been my favorite character in Band of Brothers...Easy Company's best marksman. And at the end of the series they interview himself...looked hale and hearty.

    Yeah the staples center...pfffft.

    Godspeed Shifty.
     
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