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Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:27 AM

Happy VD to all of you other losers and suckers!

I served reluctantly and under duress but I am proud of it none the less.

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Reply Happy VD to all of you other losers and suckers! (Original post)
Chainfire Nov 11 OP
quaint Nov 11 #1
MaryMagdaline Nov 11 #2
TexLaProgressive Nov 11 #3
mobeau69 Nov 11 #4
MarineCombatEngineer Nov 11 #5
Chainfire Nov 11 #7
MarineCombatEngineer Nov 11 #8
niyad Nov 11 #6

Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:36 AM

1. I respect you, I honor you, and I thank you for your service,

especially since you served under duress.

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:37 AM

2. Thank you Chainfire!

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:38 AM

3. Took me a minute that you meant Veterans Day

I grew up with VD=sexually transmitted diseases.
Anyway thanks from me in honor of the 5 generations of both military and public service by myself and family members. Both my grandfathers and my Dad served in uniform and civil service.

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:51 AM

4. They used to scare the hell out of us school kids about VD. It was like have sex and your dick will

fall off!

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:54 AM

5. Was that Admiral Duress or General Duress?

Just a little humor on this day.
Thank you for your service.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:19 AM

7. It was Admiral duress!

I was a squid. a salt, a sea-dog, a swabbie. Mostly a swabbie. I lived the life of a troglodyte, in the steamy, noisy, cave that was the engine room of a ship. I was Shanghaied from a hippie life of pot, booze and girls, sent off, against my will. I was a "volunteer" for the Navy after Uncle Sam sent me a notification that I had won a lottery to join the Army. That is where the duress came in. (I come from a long line of cowards, and neither Viet Nam, nor jail appealed to me) I will tell you, that even though they shaved my head and put me in funny clothes, tried to beat the words, "floors, ceilings and walls. right and left" out of my vocabulary, to their dismay, they weren't able to beat the hippie out of me and I only did one gig with them.

I can't say that it was a totally negative experience. I learned how to get along with a lot of people who were different from me. I enjoyed the alcohol fueled comradery of a good EM club or local bar. I had my first drunken fist fight (which I lost badly) I made "life long" friends that I haven't seen or talked to since I was discharged. The post service benefits helped making a start in my post-service life; I took advantage of a paid apprenticeship program and the VA helped me buy my first house.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:23 AM

8. Ha ha ha,

the US Govt couldn't beat you down, congrats for keeping your hippy lifestyle intact, even after the Navy.

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:05 AM

6. As a daughter of one of those losers andd suckers, I thank you fo your

service.

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