Veterans...Get the fuck in here now!

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    cannabineer

    cannabineer Ursus marijanus

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    haight

    haight Well-Known Member

    I'd rather not be a passenger when the plane is piloted by a trainee.
     
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    curious2garden

    curious2garden Well-Known Member

    They are all fully trained it's how you separate out hours in your log books. You have mission hours and locals (training). Essentially you have to have 3 take offs and landings every 90 days (night), to keep flight pay status and you also need to stay fresh on shooting instrument approaches, go arounds and ground controlled approaches to name just a few things. Doesn't matter how many hours you have and how much experience everyone has those requirements. So using that time in the air to support a worthy cause instead of just driving the pattern makes a lot of sense.
     
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    BarnBuster

    BarnBuster Virtually Unknown Member

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    By MARK PRICE | The Charlotte Observer | Published: May 1, 2018

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) — Two anonymous volunteers at Arlington National Cemetery are being lauded for their compassion on social media, after photos were posted of them carrying a 96-year-old North Carolina vet to visit his wife's grave at Arlington National Cemetery.

    The vet was George Boone, who served as a B-25 pilot during World War II and became a prisoner of war when he was shot down over Romania in 1943, WTTG Fox reported.

    He was at the cemetery in Washington DC with his son, Jon, visiting the grave of his wife, Alma, who died in 2007, the station reported. In their rush, the two forgot Boone's wheelchair, said Fox News.

    George Boone figured that 70 yards away was the closest he could get to his late wife's grave site, but then two observers stepped up to help him, reported CNN. The couple was married 56 years, according to WTTG Fox. His wife was eligible to be buried in the cemetery as a military spouse.

    The two made a chair out of their arms and lifted Boone all the way to his wife's resting place, where they held him up for 10 minutes while he paid his respects, CNN reported. The male volunteer then carried the veteran back to the car on his own, CNN reported.

    One was an employee of the cemetery and the other was a volunteer, reported WTTG.

    Jon Boone's photos of his father being carried piggyback has prompted hundreds of responses on social media.

    "Human kindness and decency triumphs again.," posted Sonja Reddick of Euless, Texas, on Facebook.

    "That's about a picture of America if there ever was one," posted Martin Braspennix.
     
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    too larry

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    GreatwhiteNorth

    GreatwhiteNorth Global Moderator Staff Member

    I saw that too - Hurricane chaser down with 5 crew lost.

    Sucks!
     
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    thump easy

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    wascaptain

    wascaptain Well-Known Member

    lets see yall colors boys
     

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    pabloesqobar

    pabloesqobar Well-Known Member

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    GreatwhiteNorth

    GreatwhiteNorth Global Moderator Staff Member

    In our neighbor hood it's really easy to pick out my house.
    It's the only one flying the Flag.

    One year a couple of days before the 4th of July I bought a couple of dozen & put them on everyone's porch - about half were hung & the rest went into their closets (I guess).
     
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    wascaptain

    wascaptain Well-Known Member

    just history boys, no hate
     

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    curious2garden

    curious2garden Well-Known Member

    I bet you'd see/feel more ghosts there. Valley Forge was amazing. I'm the least intuitive person in the world and even I felt like I had an elephant on my chest walking that battlefield.
     
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    GreatwhiteNorth

    GreatwhiteNorth Global Moderator Staff Member

    Yorktown and Pearl convinced me.

    I could literally feel the dread/pain in those places.
    Weird.
     
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    Potmetal

    Potmetal Well-Known Member

    Spent the weekend helping paralyzed vets into and out of bass boats for a tourney. Humbling to say the least. We make some hella strong and proud folks in our nation.

    Still the same smartasses that we knew back on AD, every one of 'em. Still partying hard, same as back on AD too. I might have gotten something in my eye a time or two :bigjoint:
     
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    BarnBuster

    BarnBuster Virtually Unknown Member

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    Maj Gen Eric M. Smith (commanding general of 1st Marine Division) presents the silver Star medal to the siblings of 1st Lt. Philip H. Sauer during a ceremony held at Camp Pendleton. Left to right, Mary Schoelch, Tom Sauer, Nick Sauer and Coulter Winn.
    A young Marine lieutenant killed 51 years ago while holding off an enemy ambush was awarded a long overdue Silver Star for battlefield heroics at a ceremony held Tuesday [4/24/2018]. First Lt. Philip H. Sauer, a native of Coronado, California, was posthumously awarded the third highest U.S. valor award after sacrificing his life while holding off an enemy ambush with his .45-caliber pistol, allowing his five-man squad to withdraw to safety.

    “Armed with a .45 caliber pistol [Sauer] stood his ground against somewhere north of 30 enemy armed with automatic weapons,” Maj. Gen. Eric Smith told a crowd gathered.

    Smith said it was Sauer’s job as the senior Marine that day to take care of his men, and that “he did it with unbelievable courage.”
    https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/ne...r-star-for-fighting-off-ambush-with-a-pistol/
    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/military/sd-me-silver-star-20180423-story.html

     
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    GreatwhiteNorth

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    haight

    haight Well-Known Member

    Battle field? What battle took place there? Brandywine, Germantown, Trenton and even Crooked Billet but never heard of Valley Forge entertaining any battles.
     
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    haight

    haight Well-Known Member

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    curious2garden

    curious2garden Well-Known Member

    Excuse me, the winter encampment that suffered great privation during the Revolutionary War.
     
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    haight

    haight Well-Known Member

    The Pennsylvania Continental Line lost more men there than at Brandywine, Germantown, Trenton and even Crooked Billet combined.
     

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