Proud_Poppa from my brother in Afghanistan, for you.

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  1. gator1986

    gator1986 Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to say thank you Proud_Poppa! For everyone who doesn't know my younger brother is stationed in Afghanistan, and Proud_Poppa messaged me personally to ask if my brother would like a poster signed by Driskel, Christy, and Trip along with some cigars. Well he got the package and was absolutely stoked when he got the poster, and enjoyed his cigars with a few army buddies of his. Just wanted to say thank you to Proud_Poppa and let everyone know what he did for my brother. Great man.

    He sent this for Proud_Poppa to me to post, and this is my brother on the left, and his friend on the right. It was greatly appreciated! Thanks again!
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    It was definitely my pleasure!
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    That's freaking awesome. So, poppa, I see you have connections on the inside. Any chance I can get a autograph from the back up long snapper. :)

    Seriously though, how's Kyle looking? I hope he's out of that funk he was in. Too talented to be sitting on the bench. I want the 2012 KC back.
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    And you bring Honor to the Gator Nation.

    Numbers 6:24-26
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  5. RayGator

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    I am going to share this with Gators in The Den. I think it's very worthy to do it.
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    Class act Poppa
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    Poppa, class act. Man, I love The Gator Nation.
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    He is a class act, and raygator I agree please share!
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    You're a good man. It's small things that individuals are in a position to do that brings smiles to faces that's great.
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    As I acted just slightly more that a mail man in this, I shared the thread with the boys... They all loved the picture and that they could bring a smile to a couple soldier Gator Fans, so far away from home!
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    Thanks Poppa (and 1986 for sharing) and please convey our continued support to Kyle.

    GO Gators!
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    Ray, that deserves a den hook up!
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    I agree and I did. :)
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    gator1986 Well-Known Member

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    This is why I'm glad my family raised me to be a Gator fan. You don't see this with many other teams. Thank you all.
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    That was awesome proud _ poppa. I am officially the most jealous man in the world. I've never relinquished the hope I will get signed autographs with any of my Gators. : ) I would gladly show off a autograph from my favorite all american punter. (Or anyone else) :) just kidding ( not really) . That was cool.

    A couple years ago I had a customer of mine show me some pics of him with tebow, noah, and a few others. He owned the Company that built the bases for the 3 statues on campus of our heisman winners. He just whipped out his phone and bam, pics with him and other greats from UF. Cool stuff.
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    The poster I sent, was the one that was handed out at Fan Appreciation Day last year. I asked the boy to get 4-5 of them and sign (along with his roomies) them for family members and to give to his HS Head and S&C Coach. He sent me a couple extra and they had just been sitting around for months. I do have 1 more that I would be honored to send to another Gator Fan in military service overseas. There is absolutely no need to post a picture or start a thread like this, or post anything on this thread. It was not and is not being done for personal recognition. And if your over seas soldier likes cigars, I'll include a couple from my collection for him/her and a friend to enjoy!
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    Man you almost make me want to enlist and get deployed just to get that. But then I thought there is probably a slightly better chance of survival waiting g in a line for a autograph amongst hoards of fans versus being shot at and playing hop scotch with IED's.
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    Too awesome for words. Thanks Poppa.

    It's GREAT to be a part of Gator Nation!
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    Best thread I have read on Gator Country in a long long time! It is Great to be a Florida Gator!
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    Good Stuff guys! You don't know how much little things like that mean to the guys on the front. Those things are huge as Morale boosters.
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