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  1. #1 Post photos of your veteran relatives (or yourself) 
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    If you feel comfortable, post photos of either yourself doing your years of service (if you are a veteran), or a relative.

    My great grandfather (Dad's mom's father), fought in WWI. Not sure what rank he reached--little about his service is known. He died rather young, after the war.


    Grandpa (Dad's dad), fought during the Korean War, 1948-1952 (I think). Rank of Private.


    Grandpa (Mom's dad), fought during WWII, served 1939-1946, rank of Staff Sgt, received Bronze Star with V device, along with other medals.


    My father, served 1976-77, private.
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    Very nice, CITM. If you want some possible information on your ggf, pm me and I can try to look him up on ancestry. They have some WWI records online there. I've been able to find some things about my g uncle who served in WWII, including his enlistment papers and the ship manifest that he came home on.
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    Me, 2004-2005, Iraq.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Me, 2004-2005, Iraq.
    I always thought you were older than that, fatter too. Most officers are a little softer around the middle.
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    Great pic Ody, and no matter what anyone says, you DO NOT look anything like Gomer Pyle. :)
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    Me, back in the day, sometime in the 80's, on a flightline in Germany. Was there for several ReForgers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post
    I always thought you were older than that, fatter too. Most officers are a little softer around the middle.
    That was about five years ago. I'm 49 now, so that was 44. Also, I was doing the OPS Officer diet, which entails one-two meals per day when the OP-Tempo permits. :D
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    Great pic Ody, and no matter what anyone says, you DO NOT look anything like Gomer Pyle. :)
    Sha-zam! You are a fine human being for saying that. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    Great pic Ody, and no matter what anyone says, you DO NOT look anything like Gomer Pyle. :)
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    Kyrgyzstan, 2005.
    In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.

    In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post

    Kyrgyzstan, 2005.
    Now that's what I call a high and ready state of suspicious alertness! :p
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