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Saying thanks...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jobu07, Jun 15, 2006.

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  1. jobu07

    jobu07 Member

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    I just wanted to thank all of you for making this the amazing community that it is. My life is going to change tomorrow. Friday, June 16th i'm signing my name on the dotted line and swearing my oath and entering the United States Army.

    Many of you know i've been one of the few 2A activists fighting for gun rights in New York, in the heart of the dragon's lair, the state Assembly. Well, i'm not giving up on that fight just yet. But I have to answer my country's call to duty. It's somewhat fitting that i'll be joining officially two days after the Army's 231st birthday as well.

    I won't be leaving for basic training until early September, so I will continue to contribute both to our community here and to the 2A movement in New York throughout the summer. After basic, i'll be entering Officer Candidate School. I guess those college degrees will be worth something afterall!

    Going before that Officer Candidate review panel was tough, intimidating, and exciting all at the same time. But i'm ready for this challenge and the unanimous recommendation they gave me along with the support of some very special friends and my family gives me all the confidence in the world.

    Again, I just wanted to say thank you to all the men and women who have made this a great community to spend many nightime and weekend hours at. Thank you to all of those who have served before me as well. Your sacrifices paved to way for today.
     
  2. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

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    Sign on the Line

    Thank you and God bless ya, son.

    Salute!
     
  3. U.S.SFC_RET

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    If you go in as an Officer find the good NCOs and weed out the bad ones, you owe it to the Army to do so. for every bad NCO you weed out you save a lot more careers in the long run.
     
  4. Biker

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    Here's to ya!

    Biker:)
     
  5. Preacherman

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    Good luck and Godspeed in your service!

    However, remember the ancient and honorable wisdom of those who have gone before ye . . .

    :D :neener:
     
  6. nplant

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    Cheers! Stay in condition yellow!
     
  7. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

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    Shavetail

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    >The most dangerous creature in the world is a newly-minted Second Lieutenant with a map, a compass and a gun!<
    **************

    Nah. A map, a compass, and a radio!:eek:
     
  8. mbs357

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    Wish I could go with you, but with my eyesight as bad as it is, I doubt they'd let me in.
     
  9. Maser

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    Thanks for your services. Stay safe. :)
     
  10. Brian Williams

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    Semper Fi, Good luck in the Army and best of all as you go for any leadership role, Remember this; Public Praise, Private punishment.

    Maser good comment
     
  11. TX1911fan

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    Good luck, God bless and thank you for your service. Let us know if you need anything. We'll do what we can to help. Take care of yourself.
     
  12. thumper723

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    Jobu,

    Work hard, learn all you can, and lead your soldiers to the best of your ability.

    Going infantry, or another MOS?

    Best of luck in Basic and OCS. Hard to believe it's been 5 years for me since Navy OCS.

    Keep up the good fight for the 2A and the USA!

    /r

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  13. shermacman

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    I salute you, sir!
    Please lean on this board if you need anything. Some of us have helped others with time, money and little things like phone cards. We do not forget.
     
  14. 220_Swift

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    Wishing you all the luck. Hope you have a safe, and successful jouney.
     
  15. Zen21Tao

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    From a former 11-Bravo, congrats and thanks for your service.
     
  16. Olys45

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    Good Luck Sir!

    As stated above, find yourself an experienced NCO and learn from him!

    Just remember the difference between a Private and a Second Lieutenant is that a Private knows when to shut up! :D
     
  17. Devonai

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    Go Infantry, you won't regret it!

    The Infantryman's Creed:

    I am the Infantry! I am my country's strength in war, her deterrent in peace. I am the heart of the fight, whenever, wherever. I carry America's faith and honor against her enemies. I am the queen of battle!

    I am what my country expects me to be: the best trained soldier in the world. In the race to victory, I am swift, determined, and courageous, armed with a fierce will to win. Never will I fail my country's trust. Always will I fight on, through the enemy, to the objective, to triumph over all. If necessary, I will fight to my death.

    By my steadfast courage, I have won over two hundred years of freedom. I yield not to weakness, to hunger, to cowardice, to fatigue, or to superior odds, for I am mentally tough, physically strong, and morally straight. I forsake not my country, my mission, my comrades, my sacred duty.

    I am relentless. I am always there, now and forever. I am the Infantry. FOLLOW ME!

    If you do go Infantry, the faster you learn this the less pain you will feel. ;)
     
  18. Dacoda

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    Thank you sir. Goodluck, and stay safe.
     
  19. 30-06 lover

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    Thank you so much for your service. Good Luck and Be Safe.
    -Mike
     
  20. leadcounsel

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    Thank you for your courage, honor, and service both as a 2A soldier in NY and as an Army Soldier.
     
  21. ProficientRifleman

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    Congratulations! This could be the best thing you ever did for yourself. I wish you well. May God bless you and keep you during your enlistment.
     
  22. jobu07

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    Thank you all for your words of encouragement. It was truely the biggest decision of my life. I had to leave a good job to do this, but I know it is the right decision.

    I got some bombs dropped on me yesterday. My delayed entry date of Late August turned into June 26. In 9 days i'll be on a plane headed to Fort Leonard Wood... Almost game time.

    Thanks again for your words of encouragement. I appreciate them!
     
  23. espanola

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    Thank you son and may you go with Godspeed.
     
  24. ID_shooting

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    "The most dangerous creature in the world is a newly-minted Second Lieutenant with a map, a compass and a gun!"

    Truer words have never been spoken. Trust your Elisted soldiers. Nothing more comical than the time we saw 1LT Belcher with his map layed out on the hood of his Humvee, his GPS in one hand and compass in the other with a look of utter confusion on his face. We let him try to figure it out for about 20 minutes.

    Remember, it is not disrespect when the senior Specialist taps you on the shoulder points off over the hill and says in a low voice "Psst, Sir, the objective is that way."

    You E4's and E5's will rarely ever lead you astray.

    Good luck and stay safe. If you can't stay safe, shoot straight!
     
  25. Working Man

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    Thank you for your service both here and abroad.
     
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