Military Service

Discussion in 'Military' started by Gunny, Dec 24, 2007.

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    This is probably morefor the vets than anyone else, but it's a topic that has come up time and again, sometimes aimed at me sometimes not, but definitely a sore spot.

    I'm not pointing any fingers, and this is directed at no individual. Time and again I see people questioning the service of military vets on message boards. I can actually accept it better from ignoramuses who have never served and their every word proves it, than I can another vet.

    All of us who are vets, and claim to be, and have been on this board for any length of time know for the most part who and what each other is just from the way we talk and/or the things we say.

    Whether or not we agree with each others politics, IMO, there is no reason for ANY of us to disrespect another vet's service simply for that reason. The only reason I can fathom to do so would be if a vet's service itself was OTH.

    I've made it clear from the first time it ever happened ... don't want to believe me simply because you disagree with my politics? F--k off and die. I'm not putting my DD214 out here for the identity thieves, stalkers, and Lord knows who else to screw with. I don't need to wake up with the Fred Phelps across the street praying for my death.

    If an alleged vet is a fraud, they prove it with their own words/ignorance to the military and while it hasn't happened recently, it HAS happened here, and it's NOT a pretty picture.

    Otherwise I think we not only dishonor each other, but ourselves as well by lowering ourselves to the level of using this tact as deflection in lieu of a response to a post on a topic.

    I would like to add that this does not include the inalienable right of all jarheads to call squids "squids.":badgrin:
     
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    Have you not been paying attention? The current operating parameter is to say " for all I know you could be...." and then when confronted deny that you ever disparaged anyone's service.
     
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    Like I said, I really don't want to make this an individual thing. For all ANY of us really know the person at the other end is Satan pulling out chains. I usually picture the ones threatening to kick my ass as lardasses who haven't seen their belt buckles since they were hanging in the closet.:badgrin:

    Seriously, as I said, within the current vets on this board, we all can easily tell who and what eah other is. In that regard, we are all in the same club and have paid our dues to be here.

    One other thing I did notice though ... when a certain poster came on here disparaging vets and talking about pissing on them and/or the monuments in their honor. Used to be on this board, vets would get in line to get a chunk of that ass. We'd be stumbling all over each other getting our shots in.

    Some things transcend politics, IMO.
     
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    Amen. Such sentiment will not prevent this cannon cocker from calling Marines "jarheads" and Air Force personnel "wing nuts". Just so yawl know.
     
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    I wear the name "jarhead" with pride.;)
     
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    It's a term of endearment ...
     
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    Well put, and I agree.

    I might also add, that what you are concerned about seems to have been taken down to a level, that has made it a non-issue, for the most part.:thup:
     
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    What actually prompted my post was something on another board. I've seen it on just about every board, mostly from people who wouldn't know what to do with a John Wayne and can of generic Spaghetti-Os if you drew 'em a picture.;)
     
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    along with your mickey mouse watch, MARINE! ;)

    merry christmas from your favorite squid.
     
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    Now ya see...we know that can't be true...Marines don't know how to tell time so they wouldn't be wearing a watch....not even a digital!

    Merry Christmas, swabby!
     

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