Today is my Anniversary

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    6 May 1992 I started my Enlistment - Initial Entry for Training.

    Where Life has taken me:
    Age 19
    6 May - 9 July: Fort Sill OK
    10 July - 24 Aug: Fort Bliss TX
    16 Sep 92 - Mar 95 - Wackernheim Germany
    Apr 95-May 97 - Seattle, WA (WA Army Nat Guard)
    May 97-July 97 - Fort Jackson, SC
    July 97-July 98 - Waegwon, South Korea (Camp Carroll)
    July 98-June 00 - Fort Lewis, WA

    Because of that Ft Lewis gig, I found the job I currently hold as a Army Civilian Employee...

    I'm not 'great' now - but I shudder to think of who I would be if I hadn't obeyed my calling to enlist.

    I'd thank God and stuff and junk...but it'd come across as cliche...Suffice it to say, I've been blessed beyond deserving the past 13 years..

    :)

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    D, I thank you sincerely for your service, including desk jockey stuff. 1992, my youngest was 7. He was appearing before judges. While not the life and death stuff, I guess for him, unbeknowst, it was. Shoot!
     
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    Anyone who serves their county, military or civilian, deserves all of our thanks and respect.

    Thank you.

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    Thank you for me... and my children!
     
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    glad the army helped you to become something better.

    You're a father who provides for his family, celebrates the love for/of his wife and children and you actually show up for work everyday.
    Not too shabby.

    :thup:
     
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    Congratulations Darin.

    I thank my stepfather for booting my butt into the Army. Lots of my high school contemporaries went off to college to party instead. Today, by and large, they're a sorry pack of self-centered losers who never grew up.

    It's pretty damn scary. Had I not had the opportunity to get out of the loop for a while and do some maturing, I would probably be a democrat. Eeeeeewwwwww.
     

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