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Fri Sep 4, 2020, 06:44 PM

I'm a sucker and a loser.

I raised my right hand on 17MAR63 and said these words:

I, [name], do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

And when I lowered my hand I was a second lieutenant.
I never saw combat. I lucked out.

But in swearing that oath I wrote a check to my country in the amount of 'my life'.
Every man and woman who ever served in our nation's military signed that same check.

And we're all just suckers and losers.

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Reply I'm a sucker and a loser. (Original post)
trof Sep 4 OP
MontanaMama Sep 4 #1
doc03 Sep 4 #2
GreenEyedLefty Sep 4 #3
mwooldri Sep 4 #4
barbtries Sep 4 #5
aidbo Sep 4 #6
calguy Sep 4 #7
Laelth Sep 4 #8
UTUSN Sep 4 #9
electric_blue68 Sep 4 #10
AwakeAtLast Sep 4 #11
Wounded Bear Sep 4 #12

Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 06:48 PM

1. Please don't give the MF any of your valuable energy.

I donít have any veterans in my family and donít know any veterans personally and I am just sick to my stomach today. This has taken my breath away. Anyone who has taken that oath...to give their life for their country if asked...is a hero to me and I believe, to everyone here on this message board. Thank you for taking the oath. 🙏

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 06:54 PM

2. Me too I also lucked out I went to Germany. My uncle is buried over

in Belgium killed at the Battle of the Bulge. I never met him he died 5 years before I was born.
I can't believe anyone could vote for that coward SOB.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 07:02 PM

3. That orange MFer's opinion isn't worth the dog crap on the bottom of a shoe

You are everything he is not. You are unselfish, patriotic and a hero.

Fuck him, and if people continue to support him even after he has shown himself who he is time and time again, fuck them too.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 07:12 PM

4. Thank you for being a "sucker".

I myself only made it as far as the recruiting office. I'm thankful to all you suckers and losers - as because of you, I can live in a relatively free country.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 07:20 PM

5. I come from a long line of suckers and losers.

I even gave birth to one.
fuck trump.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 07:20 PM

6. Soy un perdedor.

Though I never served in the military.



Thank you for your service

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 08:42 PM

7. I didn't want to serve during Viet Nam

But like a sucker I enlisted anyway and signed up for an extra year so I could choose my job and where I would serve. I never left the country during my service time and looking back on it I'm glad I served my time.I don't consider myself a sucker.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 08:55 PM

8. Thank you. k&r n/t



-Laelth

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 09:06 PM

9. K&R

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 09:16 PM

10. You have Service & Honor. IT does NOT!

No miltary except WW2.

But I've read soldiers various accounts WW2 Vietnam, and closer to our times over decades.
Have a pretty long time Gen X friend who served.

It infuriates me the disgrace he's showing the Armed Forces.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 10:20 PM

11. I'm the wife of a sucker and a loser

Combat Action Badge recipient.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 10:21 PM

12. Jul 10, 1970...Semper Fi...

AFAIC the oath is still in effect, too.

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