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Veterans Day is coming up (November 11th) and I thought we could see whom was a veteran, what branch, and what time period....

Thank you for your service.

I will start, United States Navy, 1968-1974 and 1984-1986.

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I am not a Veteran, but my father was in the Army, my Uncle fought in Vietnam and is a recipient of the Bronze Star. My wife's stepfather fought in Vietnam. I have many friends and clients who are in the Military or have family in the military so its very close to my heart...

As a matter of fact maybe I'll go down to WV and see my Uncle for Veterans day...

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Dad was a Colnel in the Air Force. Flew 52's full of nukes over Northern Atlantic "Chrome Dome" waiting for orders to nuke Moscow. Also was first American into Laos in Nam, flew mapping and spy plane for the carpet bombing runs shortly thereafter. At one point, was one of the most wanted POW's by the VC. Tried to shot down plane and keep crew alive to show them how to work the equipment.

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Dad was a Colnel in the Air Force. Flew 52's full of nukes over Northern Atlantic "Chrome Dome" waiting for orders to nuke Moscow. Also was first American into Laos in Nam, flew mapping and spy plane for the carpet bombing runs shortly thereafter. At one point, was one of the most wanted POW's by the VC. Tried to shot down plane and keep crew alive to show them how to work the equipment.

Hey thank you for your dad's service, maybe my Dad knew him. He was on B52 from 1956 through 1963 at Westover, Mass...and Minot North Dakota then he went to the 44th Minuteman missle squadron...Ellsworth AFB South Dakota and Vandenburg Ca. 1963-1968

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post-130421-0-72789200-1320356230_thumb.A good reminder, my flag will go up them.

I am very thankful for those that serve and have served for our country.

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For all of those on watch all around the world, may we never forget their sacrifice.

Brother; U.S. Air Force 1950's - Pilot Survival Instructor

Uncle; U.S. Army World War II - Radar Operator/Europe

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Me: SPC Joshua Morrison 91B1O-H8 Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic/Heavy Equipment Recovery Specialist, United States Army, April 2005 to Present. 3 Combat tours (Iraq 2x, Afghanistan 1-where I currently reside), Purple Heart Recipient for Injuries Sustained in Combat 9-17-11.

Father: 28 Years USAF, 1974-2002. Retired 0E-6 (Colonel w/ Prior enlisted service).

Grandfather (Mom's side): 31 Years United States Coast Guard. Not sure what highest rank held was. 1959?-1990? Something Like that. Died of Cancer in October 1998, RIP.

Great Grandfather (mother's side)-US Army, 30 Years, Drafted in 1935, served until 1965. Purple Heart Recipient (among numerous other awards). Was a Captain, commanding troops on the Beach at Normandy on D-Day. Shot in the left shoulder, and still continued to lead troops through the barrage until they took the beach. He is still alive and well today, in Mobile AL, age 94.

Uncle #1: US navy, not sure of the details

Uncle #2: 24 years USAF

Uncle #3: US Navy, not sure of details

Other, more distant family has served in ever war since WWI. I am just the latest in a long lineage of Freedom Fighters. :cheers:

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Me: SPC Joshua Morrison 91B1O-H8 Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic/Heavy Equipment Recovery Specialist, United States Army, April 2005 to Present. 3 Combat tours (Iraq 2x, Afghanistan 1-where I currently reside), Purple Heart Recipient for Injuries Sustained in Combat 9-17-11.

Father: 28 Years USAF, 1974-2002. Retired 0E-6 (Colonel w/ Prior enlisted service).

Grandfather (Mom's side): 31 Years United States Coast Guard. Not sure what highest rank held was. 1959?-1990? Something Like that. Died of Cancer in October 1998, RIP.

Great Grandfather (mother's side)-US Army, 30 Years, Drafted in 1935, served until 1965. Purple Heart Recipient (among numerous other awards). Was a Captain, commanding troops on the Beach at Normandy on D-Day. Shot in the left shoulder, and still continued to lead troops through the barrage until they took the beach. He is still alive and well today, in Mobile AL, age 94.

Uncle #1: US navy, not sure of the details

Uncle #2: 24 years USAF

Uncle #3: US Navy, not sure of details

Other, more distant family has served in ever war since WWI. I am just the latest in a long lineage of Freedom Fighters. :cheers:

What a proud heritage you have...God Bless all of them and thank you for your service

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Remember your veterans today....Thank them for your freedom and right to live in the land of oportunity..Oh by the way Denny's gives free breakfast today as well as Applebee's free dinner....Enjoy

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Josh, when you get back tell us....I would gladly buy you dinner or Breakfast....Tom

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