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2018. Dec. 8th. FINAL - The ARMY 17 NAVY 10 Game.

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by RayGator, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. gatorbred

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    Former Army MP, so Go Army, beat Navy! That said I respect all the branches of the military and the players that play for them and the men and women that serve for them.
     
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  2. finorman

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    Great story, I’d love to see the look on your dad’s face if you ever told him, “guess what??? I just joined the navy!”

    I have the same feeling here....as a little boy, I loved playing soldier and was in awe of my grandfathers D-Day experiences. As a 5 year old I knew what I wanted to do. I joined at 17 and the Navy didn’t even occur to me. I’ve got mad respect for all the services, but the Army is my jam.
     
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  3. gator1gear

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    I joined the Army at 17. I remember the look on my recruiter's face when I said I want to be an Airborne/Infantry soldier ( Kinda like "Wow,we have a real idiot here).
    Every one of my Uncles, and one Aunt joined the Army, and had a combat MOS. I wasn't going to be any different. This game is one of my favorite games of the year, and win or lose ( Hopefully Army Wins), I salute both teams. GO ARMY!!
     
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  4. UFORFU2

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    Go Army.... beat Navy, then beat them again
     
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  5. BillyBall89

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  6. FusionGator

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    Attending this game is a bucket list item for me. Some day.
     
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  7. gatorranger7

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    We need an After Action Review on Sunday.
     
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  8. rmfleone06

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    Go Navy, beat army.
     
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  9. rpmGator

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    My brother was watching the game when I dropped over long ago

    I asked if he was for army or navy

    He said Go Air Force!!!

    He was in the AF and has passed on

    So excuse me for saying

    Go Air Force!!!
     
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  10. NUM1GATRFN

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    Unless they are playing soldier as Navy Seals ;)
     
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  11. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    A full-circle career

    Like his first start, Navy QB’s final one to come vs. Army

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    Zach Abey will always be part of Army-Navy history.

    In 2016, Abey became the first quarterback to ever make his first career start in the Army-Navy game. He was thrust into the spotlight on short notice after season-long starter Will Worth suffered a broken foot in the American Athletic Conference championship game the previous Saturday.

    “There is no doubt the magnitude of the Army-Navy game got to Zach that year,” Don Abey said. “It was the first time since Zach started playing football that I could look at him prior to the game and see he was really nervous.”

    Abey had appeared briefly in two games that season before having to replace Worth in the second half of the AAC championship game against Temple at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Because Navy played on what was normally a bye week, the Pasadena resident had just three full practice sessions to prepare for the biggest game of his life up until that point.


    A full-circle career
     
  12. SuperMOM

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    Just remember, the Lone Survivor was rescued by Army Rangers!

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  13. TrueGator

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    I worked for a Navy agency for 35 years, so on this Pearl Harbor Day, I must say, "Go Navy!" But, I have abundant respect for all of you who have served in each of the great military branches. And, to the players on both sides of the Navy-Army game this weekend, we know you are heading for active duty to defend your country when you graduate from the academies, so some of you are foregoing millions of dollars in the NFL to serve. Deep appreciation to you for that, too!
     
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  14. propagator

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    Just a quick note concerning my father’s military service. He signed up for the Navy during WW II. Sometime during his hitch in the Navy he was a medic so he wore a Marine uniform. After the war he gets out of the Navy and shortly afterwards signs up to join the Army. While in the Army, the DoD creates the Air Force and he transitions to that new branch of the military. So wore every uniform except the Coast Guard
     
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  15. finorman

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    Just curious, does your father have any connection to the book, The Long Gray Line?
     
  16. Gator_druid

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    Navy all the way
     
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  17. gatorranger7

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    You just made my point: Even the Navy wants to play soldier.

    JK...love my bros/sis's in arms.
     
  18. gatorranger7

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    Not sure and I can't ask him! One very close friend of our family, Art Bonifas, gets some attention and he has a cadet while dad was a TAC. Art and his family were very close to my folks during our last tour up there. They were deeply faithful and my dad took the opportunity to influence these young men for a second time, now all of them with combat in their sponson box of life experiences. Art was a TAC or a P at the time...I babysat their kids. Art's death was a salient moment in crystallizing why I wanted to do what I chose to do in the military. Dad was very well known to classes 1962-1964 since he was a Tactical Officer of large reputation during those years. How large? When a Medal of Honor recipient, while gripping your hand, states that everything that happened to him in life was driven by his branch choice of Infantry, and that choice was shaped by my dad, as it was for a lot of the cadets that opted for Infantry due to his influence, that tells you he had big influence. I'm sure dad would have known the guys that branched infantry, especially, but also a lot of the others from USMA '66, since their Beast Barracks COs were all class of '63. Some men cast longer shadows than others. I think my dad's complex thoughts on VN were driven in part by the realization of his influence up[on so many who went there, fought, and came home alive but deeply changed or came home dead.
     
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  19. ecogator

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    You and the boys will never regret the decision to go. Enjoy it and remember that this game is what college football should be about.
     
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  20. finorman

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    Your grandpa had a bad ass job that I imagine few could perform.... flying backwards in a very slow plane while faster and more agile fighters tried to shoot him down. That’s a set of stones.
     
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