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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #240 on: Sep 01, 2009, 01:21:22 PM »
  I pray I never have to go to Arlington for any reason.

With the exception of a recently departed national figure...Arlington, or any military cemetery, will bring home the cost of freedom and for how long that price has been paid. I've been to Arlington...truly hallowed ground.
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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #241 on: Sep 01, 2009, 02:21:05 PM »
With the exception of a recently departed national figure...Arlington, or any military cemetery, will bring home the cost of freedom and for how long that price has been paid. I've been to Arlington...truly hallowed ground.

I want to visit it, because it's just something I want to see, but I have far too many friends, a wife, and myself who would all end up there if we mess up while deployed.  I don't feel like having any of them or myself die this early.  I've never had a friend or coworker killed in the desert, but I have talked to spouses, parents, and brothers/sisters of fallen service men.  Not something I ever want to go through.

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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #242 on: Sep 08, 2009, 05:59:19 PM »
I lost a good friend in a firefight while deployed to Afghanistan. SSG Nick Carnes was a good man and I want to thank each and everyone of you for your support. It helps to know that people back home support us and care. It was a great feeling to receive care packages from people all over the United States that I didn't even know. The contents of the care packages did NOT matter the only thing that did matter was the fact that people cared and showed their support to troops they didn't even know or would ever meet. I am PROUD to serve this great nation of ours and will ALWAYS answer the call of duty. Again thank you for the support and GOD BLESS AMERICA :usa:...Spc.Robertson

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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #243 on: Sep 08, 2009, 07:17:42 PM »
I lost a good friend in a firefight while deployed to Afghanistan. SSG Nick Carnes was a good man and I want to thank each and everyone of you for your support. It helps to know that people back home support us and care. It was a great feeling to receive care packages from people all over the United States that I didn't even know. The contents of the care packages did NOT matter the only thing that did matter was the fact that people cared and showed their support to troops they didn't even know or would ever meet. I am PROUD to serve this great nation of ours and will ALWAYS answer the call of duty. Again thank you for the support and GOD BLESS AMERICA :usa:...Spc.Robertson
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Staff Sergeant Nicholas Carnes of Ludlow ( Kenton County) was killed on Sunday, 26 August 2007 by small arms fire during a firefight in the village of Lewanne Bazaar, Paktika Province, Afghanistan.  Carnes, 25, was assigned to Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, based in Carrollton, Ky.  Carnes deployed with his unit in March of 2007 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Carnes has been presented the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Kentucky Distinguished Service Medal for his service in Afghanistan. A member of the Kentucky Army National Guard since 1999, Carnes is the fourteenth Kentucky Guard Soldier to lose his life as the result of combat action in the global war on terror. He is the second Soldier to be killed in Afghanistan.
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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #244 on: Sep 08, 2009, 09:00:14 PM »
Thank you 79coyotefrg for posting about my friend Nick. I am proud that I got to run missions with him. Again Nick was a damn fine man, a stand-up soldier, a good friend and A TRUE AMERICAN HERO :usa:

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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #245 on: Sep 08, 2009, 09:43:21 PM »
Rest in peace SSgt Carnes.

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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #246 on: Sep 11, 2009, 02:15:52 PM »
RIP SSgt Carnes, I'll have a cold one for you tonight.

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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #247 on: Sep 12, 2009, 02:28:53 AM »
i think this pic is equally moving but on a much brighter side. any ways thank you to all the troops

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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #248 on: Sep 12, 2009, 07:25:11 AM »
i think this pic is equally moving but on a much brighter side. any ways thank you to all the troops

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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #249 on: Oct 25, 2009, 09:50:23 PM »
TO ALL MY BROTHERS & SISTERS IN ALL THE SERVICES :USA: MAY WE CONTINUE DOING OUR DUTY
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The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.

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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #250 on: Oct 25, 2009, 09:53:48 PM »
It is truly an honor to serve
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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #251 on: Oct 26, 2009, 03:10:22 AM »
46 killed so far in October in Afghanistan.  We had a fallen Airman who has not and probably will not have their information released due to their job.  RIP my fallen brothers and sisters.

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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #252 on: Nov 11, 2009, 04:39:04 AM »
Happy Veteran's Day!!


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A huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to each and every soldier and veteran...every single day, but today is a special reminder to be sure to thank our soldiers and veterans for their service to our country.  Say a prayer for each of them, and for their families, and especially for the families of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

I know we have many veterans on the forum, as well as soldiers who are either deployed right now or looking at being deployed in the near future.  Please know how very thankful we all are for your service and your sacrifice.

I have to go pay a visit now...to my favorite Marine and Vietnam Vet...  my Daddy.  :)

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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #253 on: Nov 11, 2009, 08:05:45 AM »
 :smooch: :usa: :usa: :usa: :usa: :smooch:

THANK YOU to all the soldiers.


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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #254 on: Nov 25, 2009, 07:17:17 PM »
While there are many, many things for which I am thankful...for the sake of brevity, I will remain true to the thread topic.

I sit here, in the comfort of my home, surrounded by family and the familiar things of American life.

The American military is never far from my thoughts, but, never much closer that at this time of year. It was once true that "The sun never set on the British Empire"...it is true today of our men and women who answered a higher call. There is hardly a point on the map where you have not volunteered to go, no climate that you don't endure in your tours.

Some of you...my age, have served as your life's calling.

Some of you, much younger...chronologically, not much more than boys and girls. You, the young ones have left the comforts we at home all to often take for granted to serve in foreign and diverse places. You give me hope for the future of our nation.




You are some of America's best and brightest. You fill my heart to overflowing with pride. You are my heroes. From the depths of my being...I offer you my humble thanks.

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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #255 on: Nov 25, 2009, 07:27:22 PM »

Thank you to all my fellow service members, and to all the Americans that support us!
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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #256 on: Nov 25, 2009, 10:08:37 PM »
Thank you All who supports us! And to All Service Memebers!

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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #257 on: Nov 26, 2009, 10:53:11 AM »
Always give thanks to those that made this day possible.........




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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #258 on: Jun 21, 2010, 08:00:22 AM »
So many men and women have died so that we can have what we have. It sad but true. The thing that is more sad is what this country is becoming. If only some of those people new that today would be the way that it is. My hat is off to all of those serving or who have. I am proud to be in the military. Yesterday was ten years for me..
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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #259 on: Jun 21, 2010, 11:20:16 AM »
So many men and women have died so that we can have what we have. It sad but true. The thing that is more sad is what this country is becoming. If only some of those people new that today would be the way that it is. My hat is off to all of those serving or who have. I am proud to be in the military. Yesterday was ten years for me..
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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #260 on: Aug 10, 2010, 02:41:45 PM »
Today, I just wanted to give a big THANK YOU to all who serve, across the globe.


Why today? Just another day of living free in this great nation!  :usa:
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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #261 on: Aug 20, 2010, 04:09:19 PM »
I just wanted to give a huge thank you to everyone who has served, past, present, and future. All my regards go out to those who have lost loved ones. I work hard everyday trying to help protect our soldiers and it is because of threads like these that ensure me to perform my job to the best of my capabilities. One goal, Protect the Soldiers.

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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #262 on: Aug 20, 2010, 04:43:49 PM »
I would like to say thank you to all of the wounded solders, who gave what they have so we all can have what we have.

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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #263 on: Nov 11, 2010, 11:04:34 AM »
I don't feel right saying "Happy Veteran's Day", just out of reverence.


I'll just say thank you!
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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #264 on: Nov 11, 2010, 11:10:45 AM »
I SALUTE ALL VETERANS, NO MATTER WHAT SERVICE YOU WERE/ARE IN
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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #265 on: Dec 24, 2010, 11:01:45 PM »
Merry Christmas to everyone deployed and away from their families right now.

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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #266 on: Mar 10, 2011, 06:40:10 PM »
THANK YOU TO ALL SERVICEMEN... my brother served in iraq. came home safe. im thankful for everyone that puts on that uniform and stands on that line to make sure that we can sleep at night. i just feel horrible that We the people have allowed this country to become the mess that it is. its not fair for those that have fought and died to protect us and to protect freedom across this world. just makes me sick...

but anways.. again THANKS for serving.. i will always shake the hand of anyone that wears a uniform for this great country. they will always be remembered

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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #267 on: Mar 24, 2011, 09:31:36 PM »
Thank You to all the troops.  I have huge respect for anybody in the military. :usa:

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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #268 on: Mar 26, 2011, 06:27:45 AM »
Just found out that my little brother (well he's 38 and a SgtMaj in the Marine's) will  be coming home from his 4th tour in Iraq in April.  He's a lifer but is always good to have him back stateside.  Going to try (if I can afford it) to go down and see his return in Carolina.  I haven't seen him in close to 10 yrs.
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Re: a special thank you to our troops
« Reply #269 on: Apr 09, 2011, 08:38:10 AM »
Congradjulations :beerchug: and good luck hope you make it down their!
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