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Thank you Veterans for securing our 2nd Amendment

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ru4real, Nov 11, 2020.

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  1. Ru4real

    Ru4real Member

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    I served in the US Navy from 1988 to 1994 and Naval reserves until 1998.

    I’m proud to have served this great nation of ours and help secure all of our rights and freedoms.

    Because of our freedoms, I handed down a favorite Winchester Model 94 in 30-30 purchased by my Grampa in 1934 to my son in 2014.

    How / when did you serve, and what is your favorite gun memory?
     
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    I was happy to qualify expert with the 1911A1 at Ft. Knox, which was somewhat surprising since the pistol I drew from the armory was an old rattle trap. US Army 80-84, TXANG 84-86 before my military career came to a screeching halt when I broke my back in an M60 tank accident at Ft. Hood.
     
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    Salute to all who served. Thank you.
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    TXANG 54-60 US Army 61-62

    Regards,
    hps
     
  4. Ru4real

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    Local High School girls cheer teams set up flags on Veterans Day. Best fundraising drive I’ve been part of!

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    Let's not allow their service and their sacrifices ever be wasted by people who don't want our country to remain the country as it was founded and as they defended.
     
  6. old lady new shooter

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    Thank you to all here who served.
     
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    US Army 1987-2010. Favorite gun memory? The last shot in the final exercise in SOTIC (SF sniper training). Very stressful, but I was so relieved when I heard that steel ring!
     
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  11. James Fonteneaux

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    USAR 2001 - 2010, activated for OIF Dec 03 to Jan 05. Thank you to all who served. My favorite gun memories are shooting with other veterans. One day I'll hand down my Grandfather's 30-30 (WW2 vet) to my son.

    Salute.
     
  12. BreechFace

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    God bless our veterans, and America!
     
  13. CapnMac

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    3rd generation Navy.
    Uncles (and Aunts); and cousins, too. Even both brothers of my god daughter were Army.
     
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    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.
    Lawrence Binyon
     
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    God bless every person who served, made the ultimate sacrifice and all family members of all of our brave military!!
     
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    This would have been my father's birthday.
    He was a Marine forward observer that went ashore at Inchon, attached to an Army unit.
    He saw the unit on to the Reservoir and then on to the other side.
    He never really came all of the way home.
     
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    I salute him. God bless him.
     
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    Thank you, Vets! Thanks for your service and sacrifice. Thanks for keeping our country safe and my family safe.
     
  20. Steve S.

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    I traded 1972 - 1975 wearing an Army uniform for four paid years at the University of Missouri - I got the discipline as a bonus - a very good trade!
     
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    This day is very important, to always remember, and thank the many, that gave all, to protect and serve, this country. I took out my father's M1 carbine, from WWII, that helped get him home. I wish he was still here to enjoy shooting it with me, but in a sense, he was... as I won't forget, and I never turn down a chance, to share what this day means, with the younger folks. I can honestly say, that it is a great feeling, to let someone younger, shoot this gun at the range, and watch their faces light up. I know this country is going through alot, right now, but believe me, some still know, and want to learn, what was given, for this freedom.
     
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    US Navy, 1968 - 1972, H-3 Crewman. I traded those 4 years for a college education and a VA insured mortgage on this house later on. But the very, very best thing I traded those 4 years for is the thing I never expected to get; I met my wife in 1970, and married her in 1971. She followed me home to Idaho in 1972, and God willing, we’ll be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary next June.:)
     
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    I have not have the honor to serve in this great country of us.
    However, I cannot express enough gratitude to the men and women who gave all, for what we have now.
    Let's not forget them.
     
  25. DoubleMag

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    I am VERY glad that Vets had an OPPORTUNITY for a WIDE SELECTION of free meals, activities, etc. yesterday.

    All of us could have very easily been raised not knowing anything but the Nazi German culture, or IJ culture. And, there are other regimes that would happily convert us to their culture.If allowed...

    As I have modified an old saying...''If you can read this, thank a teacher. If YOU choose to stand here to read it, THANK A VETERAN.''
     
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