I am posting a memorium to our veterans for Veterans Day

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    RIP

    My Brother, William Richard, Rick,Grigsby served in the Navy, destroyer Light Guided Missile
    My Brother-in-Law, Ralph Mack Austin, Viet Nam war, Army Veteran, earned a Purple Heart

    To all our Veterans, may we never forget your sacrifice. All gave some, some gave all.:angel:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G1FvlPakkU
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    Thank you mama.
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    Happy vet day to all the Nam era vet's. I have been reading a few books about that era, and they have all my respect.

    Us soldiers today are pretty spoiled with drones, up-armored vehicles, bullet proof vests. Not to mention the ovation we get when we get off that plane!

    So happy vets day to all branches, but a special thank you to all the 60's and 70's service members.
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    A lot of Good men and women deserve our y thanks across all branches of the military. Thank you MAMA for starting this thread. With your permission , I would like to add my Dad's name to your Veteran's memorium:Master Sgt Lester H Hendricks, United States Army Coast artillery Corps, World War II.

    Thank you.
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    Not dead...but to my dad, Staff Sgt Pedro Munoz, U.S. Air Force - Vietnam, Purple Heart & Silver Star, shot down. God shined on him that day. Thank you, dad.
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    I will add a special note to the many, many veterans especially from Vietnam that are STILL to this day dying of the side effects of Agent Orange that they came in contact with during the war. Their long road has been a painful and sometimes lonely one.
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    Feel free anyone to add friends and loved ones to the list. Some of you have multiple generations who have served. Viet Nam was a particular hard one on the solders, agree with that Queen.
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    Thanks for all my fellow vets from any war, or conflict or area of service.
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    To my Uncle Ked who received five battle stars for the landings in Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, Southern France, and the Rhine crossing.

    Uncle James who got wounded just after D-day.

    Uncle Bill who got wounded on Guadalcanal which ended his service. All three now gone.

    To my Great Nephew Kevin with two tours in Afghanistan.

    And to all the others from families I have never met. Their service is why we are still free. Thank you...
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    In Memory of my cousin Jason Amores, who had served three tours in Afghanistan, and Iraq. Sadly was only two months away from coming home, but our God had different plans. He saved five of his squad in his service time, and I watched battled hardened soldiers cry as we laid him to rest. God Bless all those who gave their lives for my freedom, and God bless America.
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    As a little kid, one of my favorite things to do was go up in the attic of my grandmother's home and dig around in the footlockers of my uncles and check out their uniforms from WWII. If I got caught by my grandmother, it'd make her mad. She said they didn't want anybody messing with their uniforms. Later on, I understood why, though it'd be hard to put into words. Although, it has been years since I opened my duffel bag containing my old army uniforms, I know where it, what's in it, and I don't want anyone messing with it.
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    Veterans Day is for all Veterans. We also remember those who have gone on, Memorial Day. Any day really is a good time to Honor them all!
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    For those who I've discussed the movie with, Well worth watching - Taking Chance with Kevin Bacon. It's on right now on HBO but that means it'll be on at 8:30 on HBOW. This is the one where he plays a funeral detail escort and the journey it entails across the country.
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    My dad to this day, still sleeps with his knife under his pillow. Every day he has. Even when he stayed in a hospital he made my mother (and then me) smuggle it in. He cannot sleep without it. I remember making his bed as a child, and seeing it every single day, just this huge knife, and how my father slept with it like it was a favorite teddy bear.
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    Wonderful story Queen. Many of our soldiers come home scarred for life. Love the Lee Greenwood song.
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    On Veterans Day I remember my Father who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Silver Cross for his valor in the South Pacific during WW2-love you and miss you Pops
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    My dad was a 17 YO sailor during WWI and a middle age Merchant Marine officer during WWII. He was on Normandy, second day, as they scuttled his ship to make a harbor; had the terrible task of walking the beach to remove the dog tags of soldiers who died coming onto the beach.
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    The Gunnery Sgt. that was with my aunt was just wonderful, he stayed by her side until the funeral and after all the other family left. He is a wonderful young man.
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    I saw that movie, very touching and very sad, I cried. He refused to leave his side.

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