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Remembering those who died for our freedoms

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Riomouse911, May 22, 2020.

  1. Riomouse911

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    As I saw the sun setting today may we all take a moment to remember those men and women who were called into harms way to fight for the freedoms we have.

    I plan on going to the range this weekend to enjoy what little firearms freedom Ca leaves me. Every shot will feel like a thank you to those who fought and died for me.

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    Stay safe, healthy and may God bless you all.
     
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    Well said @Riomouse911
    (You know copying is a true form of flattery)
     

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    My cousin...enough said.
    John Joseph Nemchik Jr
    ON THE WALL: Panel 20E Line 34

    PERSONAL DATA:
    Home of Record: Trenton, NJ
    Date of birth: 02/25/1946
    MILITARY DATA:
    Service Branch: United States Marine Corps
    Grade at loss: E3
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Promotion Note: None
    ID No: 2195001
    MOS: 2531: Field Radio Operator
    Length Service: 01
    Unit: H&S CO, 1ST BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
    CASUALTY DATA:
    Start Tour: Not Recorded
    Incident Date: 05/18/1967
    Casualty Date: 05/18/1967
    Status Date: Not Applicable
    Status Change: Not Applicable
    Age at Loss: 21
    Location: Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam
    Remains: Body recovered
    Repatriated: Not Applicable
    Identified: Not Applicable
    Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
    Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
    Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire
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    Wow, You would think a thread like this would get more attention and comments but no!!!, There's so much we enjoy and even take for granted because of our fallen heroes. They understood all men must die, You just have to die for something great.
     
  7. Heir Kommt Die Sonne

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    ALL GAVE SOME
    SOME GAVE ALL


    Freedom is never free
     
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    I see photos like these when Memorial Day comes around and I hear "Taps" playing in my head.

    Some gave all; all gave some.

    Lest We Forget...
     
  9. Shanghai McCoy

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    Yep...
    Some don't appreciate the fact that when those of us who have served signed the papers it was,basically, a "blank check".
     
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    Seeing flags at half staff and hearing taps brings chill bumps. Hearing taps and seeing the flag presented to a family member brings tears. I think a LOT of Americans take our freedoms and the men who fought and died for them for granted. I would be willing to bet less than 50% could tell you why we celebrate Memorial Day.
     
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    Our flag is displayed, and later in the day when I'm drinking something other than coffee, I will raise a glass in memory.
     
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    This country was founded with the blood of courageous men who although vehemently disagreed on a lot of things, they fought together for a common principle: the belief of freedom.
    If you ask a lot of veterans, they'll tell you the true heroes are the ones who got killed in action. They paid the ultimate price. The American soldier has always fought honorably and with courage. If we forget the memory of the men who died in the line of battle, I think we'd begin to forget what this country stands for.
    To any veteran of the Armed Forces, thank you for your service. And to the generations of souls who died in this countries service, thank you too for your sacrifice. May you all rest in peace. And thank you for fighting, so that we may not have to.
     
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    I also display a flag and have 2 folded ones above the entertainment center, I respect them all.
     
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    I have never served, but have family and friends that did. I appreciate all those who have served, especially those who gave their all in keeping us free. Reading this thread got me to officially joining in.

    Ks5shooter, I grew up in Trenton. I was 12 when your cousin paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. His last name sounds very familiar, did he have any younger siblings?

    Thank you to all who continue to serve as well.
    God Bless,
    Ben
     
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    Ah, Memorial Day. When we pause to remember all the service members who fought and died so you could get a great deal on a mattress.
     
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    Oddly, people often tell others to have a good holiday on Memorial Day. I always want to answer: ‘Thanks, but I can’t. I knew eight people whose names are on the Vietnam Wall. I find Memorial Day to be sad.’ Of course I do not say it out of courtesy. Those who lost family, friends, or warrior buddies experience Memorial Day personally. If you party on Memorial Day please ask for a minute of silence in memory of all who made sure you could party.
     
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    I'm working on remembering all of them right now.
     
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    BTDT, have a uncle once removed on the Wall. Both of my Grandfathers served.
    My father served.
    Rather a lot of my college alumni served.
    I remember them all and keep them close in my heart.
     
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    "Happy Memorial Day" is an insult. This holiday should revert back to Decoration Day. This is a day of remembrance for those who did their duty, but didn't make it home. I try to do our Fallen proud by living my life in such a way as to honor their service and sacrifice. I vote American, pay my taxes, and I'm civil in society. I live a grateful life.
     
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    My first Memorial Day, without my father, a WWII vet, who left us in June last year, at the age of 95. Thank you, and to all, that have served. I miss him. God bless.
     
  22. bikerdoc

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    I'm flying the flag and dedicating the day to LTC Myron Dyduryk, 1st cav (Airmoblile). First tour he fought as B company commander, 7th cav. Survived the savage fighting in 64 in the Ia Drang.
    He was my Basic training company commander in 66.
    Best soldier I even met. Great leader, role model, father figure.
    In 69 he went back to the 7th cav as the S3. He was killed by a sniper. By then I was a medic with 3/187, 101st. When I found out I took it out on Charlie every chance I could.
    RIP sir. You memory will not die!
     
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    On a family level grand pa, dad, me, and my son are all vets. 4 wars! We all saw some stuff, but only by the grace of God did we survived.
     
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    Only an older sister Rita. She was a nurse at St. Francis and was instrumental in Diabetes research.
     
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