Veterans...Get the fuck in here now!

Discussion in 'Toke N Talk' started by 6ohMax, Apr 19, 2015.

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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    When he was in office, I was never a fan of Sr. After 8 years of Jr. I changed my opinion. He didn't do a bad job.
     
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    BarnBuster

    BarnBuster Virtually Unknown Member

    On September 2, 1944, Bush was assigned to take out a radio station located in the Bonin Islands. In the course of the action, Bush's plane was hit with enemy fire. Though the plane was on fire, he completed his strafing run on the targeted Japanese installation before flying towards sea to bail out offshore from Chichi Jima, a Japanese-held island near the more well-known Iwo Jima. He was rescued by a Navy submarine, the USS Finback. A genuine hero, Bush was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals. In total, Bush flew 58 combat missions during the war. He was discharged in September 1945 with the rank of lieutenant (j.g.)
     
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    BarnBuster

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    Our Mission: To transport America’s Veterans to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.

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    https://www.honorflight.org/donate-now/



    We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they walk by.

    — Will Rogers


     
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    BarnBuster

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    John Chapman Died Alone On A Mountaintop Fighting Al Qaeda. Now He’s Getting The Medal Of Honor
    By PAUL SZOLDRA
    Task and Purpose
    on April 20, 2018


    It was March 4, 2002. American special operations forces were fighting to establish observation posts high above Afghanistan’s Shah-i-Kot Valley, as conventional troops continued their push through the valley floor below.

    One of those men, Air Force Technical Sgt. John Chapman, was alone in the pitch-black, wounded and slowly regaining his consciousness in the thigh-deep snow of a 10,469-foot peak known as Takur Ghar, as scores of Al Qaeda fighters closed in.

    For his actions earlier in the battle and for his incredible bravery on that peak, according to sources familiar with the matter, Chapman will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor later this year.
    (The MOH is an upgrade from the Air Force Cross previously awarded) His award upgrade is based on analysis of video captured by a Predator drone and an AC-130 gunship over the battlefield.

    And “Chappy” — as he was known by his teammates — will be the first Air Force service-member to receive the nation’s highest award for valor since the Vietnam War.

    https://taskandpurpose.com/john-chapman-medal-honor-afghanistan/
    https://www.stripes.com/airman-kill...d+Stripes+Emails&utm_campaign=Daily+Headlines
     
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    GreatwhiteNorth

    GreatwhiteNorth Global Moderator Staff Member

    1280px-Technical_Sergeant_John_Chapman1-e1413498217718-840x420.jpg
     
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    curious2garden

    curious2garden Well-Known Member

    I think they have a profession for that, the military (preferably a more hands on branch than air force) ;D
     
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    curious2garden

    curious2garden Well-Known Member

    The USAF should provide those runs free. It would be a wonderful use of flight training hours, and hours and ...
     
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    BarnBuster

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    tyke1973

    tyke1973 Well-Known Member

    Not in the Armed Forces, but my family all are, really do appreciate everything you do to keep us safe thank you guys ,gals.Much Respect .no beans from Afghanistan.
     
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    tyke1973

    tyke1973 Well-Known Member

    She is Beautiful
     
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    wascaptain

    wascaptain Well-Known Member

    giving honor to our citys fallen firefighters. i hope to make the list (just not in my near future).

    terrible thing thou, they didnt die in the line of duty....cancer got them.

    my goal was to be the first in the line of duty to go.

    i tried hard, but like a bad weed i am still here..
     

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    BarnBuster

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    pabloesqobar

    pabloesqobar Well-Known Member

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    GreatwhiteNorth

    GreatwhiteNorth Global Moderator Staff Member

    I can still taste it to this day.
     
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    pabloesqobar

    pabloesqobar Well-Known Member

    It wasn't pleasant. I recall you did it periodically. One time in bootcamp was good enough for me. I remember stumbling out the door, eyes running, snot pouring out of my nose, hacking. You just can't anticipate how bad it's gonna hurt.
     
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    haight

    haight Well-Known Member

    Bite your tongue girl.
     
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    haight

    haight Well-Known Member

    Flight training? Seriously.
     
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    curious2garden

    curious2garden Well-Known Member

    No more flight training hours due to cut backs? Well that explains a lot of the shit I've seen recently.
     
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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    I see the jets play fighting at my farm. Not near as much as in the past, but I still see them from time to time. I'm near Eglin and Tyndall, but I think the ones I see are out of Texas.
     
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    curious2garden

    curious2garden Well-Known Member

    Edwards, test here, and flight training takes on an entirely new dimension, engineer pilots, sigh...... so much is wrong with that
     
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