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    Mike,
    THANKING YOU is not enough! Not many people are supporting our troops enough and this made my nephews day!! He loves to see those who dont know him ,supporting him in what he does!! So does my niece!! THANK YOU, LOVE!!! This was passed on to over 30 by me!! Anyone up for a challenge!!!

    Carleen
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    oh man this is such a wonderful thread i felt really good to know that there are still peop;e who dont foorget about all those people in war defending our country. great thread

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    ** cries ** that's my boyfriend exactly.

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    That was an amazing post Mike, and thank you. As a young military wife whose husband just got home from six months away it really touched my heart. To hear him talking about sleeping by his hummer, and how all he had was a picture of me for company was one of the hardest things to hear him say, and it is sad to know that SO many military men and women are over there in the same situation. With nothing but a picture, and a hope for being able to call home. My prayers are for each and every military person out there right now, and for their safe returns home. Excellent post.
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    HERES A FEW MORE PICS OF THE REALITY OUT IN THE FIELD !
    JUST WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR REPLYING !
    THIS HELPS THE TROOPS WHEN THEY HERE AND SEE IT FIRST HAND
    THANX AGAIN
    MIKE









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    Great Post. I hope everyone realizes what these men and women sacrifice and do for us just so we can do our day to day routines we take so much for granted. My father was in the first Gulf War and my grandfathers fought before him to keep us free. God bless each and every soldier and bless their families.

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    That was a really great post Mike, a lot of people don't really know what the troops are going through just to keep them safe from the evil countries and their evil dictators.May GOD bless them and keep them safe and hope they all come back to their loving families.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassypants
    WOW! Thats amazing,Mike.And yes I will pass it on.God Bless Our Troops..........snuggles`2`u
    sharifushshams...sharifushshams...sharifushshams...

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    THANK YOU raistlingoldeneyes , hendry42 and sshams for the compliments and replies !











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    i can't say enough for those men and women who give thier lives for our freedoom. excellent post mike and i thank you for it

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    Default Awesome!!!!

    He's a recent High School graduate; he was probably an average student,
    pursued some form of sport activities, drives a ten year old jalopy, and has
    a steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left, or swears to
    be waiting when he returns from half a world away. He listens to rock and
    roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz or swing and 155mm howizzitor. He is 10 or
    15 pounds lighter now than when he was at home because he is working
    or fighting from before dawn to well after dusk.

    He has trouble spelling, thus letter writing is a pain for him, but he can field
    strip a rifle in 30 seconds and reassemble it in less time in the dark. He can
    recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and
    use either one effectively if he must. He digs foxholes and latrines and can
    apply first aid like a professional. He can march until he is told to stop or
    stop until he is told to march.




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    He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but he is not without
    spirit or individual dignity. He is self-sufficient. He has two sets of
    fatigues: he washes one and wears the other. He keeps his canteens
    full and his feet dry. He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth, but
    never to clean his rifle. He can cook his own meals, mend his own
    clothes, and fix his own hurts. If you're thirsty, he'll share his water
    with you; if you are hungry, his food. He'll even split his ammunition
    with you in the midst of battle when you run low.

    He has learned to use his hands like weapons and weapons like
    they were his hands. He can save your life - or take it, because that
    is his job. He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the
    pay and still find ironic humor in it all. He has seen more suffering
    and death then he should have in his short lifetime.










    He has stood atop mountains of dead bodies, and helped to create them.
    He has wept in public and in private, for friends who have fallen in combat
    and is unashamed. He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate
    through his body while at rigid attention, while tempering the burning
    desire to 'square-away' those around him who haven't bothered to stand,
    remove their hat, or even stop talking. In an odd twist, day in and day out,
    far from home, he defends their right to be disrespectful.

    Just as did his Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather, he is paying
    the price for our freedom. Beardless or not, he is not a boy. He is the
    American Fighting Man that has kept this country free for over 200 years.








    He has asked nothing in return, except our friendship and understanding.
    Remember him, always, for he has earned our respect and admiration
    with his blood. And now we even have woman over there in danger,
    doing their part in this tradition of going to War when our nation calls
    us to do so. As you go to bed tonight, remember this shot.. A short lull,
    a little shade and a picture of loved ones in their helmets.......









    Prayer wheel for our military... please don't break it. Please send this on after a short prayer.

    Prayer Wheel

    "Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us.
    Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need Amen."

    Prayer : When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer
    for our ground troops in ffice:smarttags" />and for those in , sailors on ships, and airmen in the air,


    Iraq
    . There is nothing attached.... This can be very powerful.......



    Of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier, Sailor, Coastguardsman, Marine



    or Airman, prayer is the very best one.





    This is a ribbon for soldiers fighting in Iraq. [/QUOTE]

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    This is a poem being sent from a Marine to his Dad. For those who take
    the time to read it, you'll see a letter from him to his Dad at the
    bottom. It makes you truly be thankful for not only the Marines, but ALL
    of our troops.

    THE MARINE

    We all came together,
    Both young and old.
    To fight for our freedom,
    To stand and be bold.

    In the midst of all evil,
    We stand our ground,
    And we protect our country
    From all terror around.

    Peace and not war,
    Is what some people say.
    But I'll give my life,
    So you can live the American way.

    I give you the right
    To talk of your peace.
    To stand in your groups,
    and protest in our streets.

    But still I fight on,
    I don't bitch, I don't whine.
    I'm just one of the people
    Who is doing your time.

    I'm harder than nails,
    Stronger than any machine.
    I'm the immortal soldier,
    I'm a US MARINE!

    So stand in my shoes,
    And leave from your home.
    Fight for the people who hate you,
    With the protests they've shown.

    Fight for the stranger,
    Fight for the young.
    So they all may have,
    The greatest freedom you've won.

    Fight for the sick,
    Fight for the poor.Fight for the cripple,
    Who lives next door.

    But when your time comes,
    Do what I've done.
    For if you stand up for freedom,
    You'll stand when the fight's done.

    By: Corporal Aaron M. Gilbert
    US Marine
    USS SAIPAN, PERSIAN GULF

    March 23, 2003
    Hey Dad!

    Do me a favor and label this "The Marine" and send it to
    everybody on your email list. Even leave this letter in it. I want this
    rolling all over the U.S. I want every home reading it Every eye seeing
    it. And every heart to feel it. So can you please send this for me? I
    would but my email time isn't that long and I don't have much time anyway.
    You know what Dad? I wondered what it would be like to truly understand
    what JFK said in his inaugural speech. "When the time comes to lay down my
    life for my country, I do not cower from this responsibility. I welcome
    it."

    Well, now I know. And I do. Dad, I welcome the opportunity to do
    what I do. Even though I have left behind a beautiful wife, and I will
    miss the birth of our first born child, I would do it 70 times over to
    fight for the place that God has made for my home.

    I love you all and I miss you very much. I wish I could be there
    when Sandi has our baby, but tell her that I love her, and Lord willing, I
    will be coming home soon. Give Mom a great big hug from me and give one to
    yourself too.

    Aaron

    If this touched you at all, please forward it on.
    GOD BLESS AMERICA, IN GOD WE TRUST









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    I seen the poem and letter before and have passed it on to many people .... God Bless Our Troops,Their Families and Loved Ones and ALL those who have died protecting and defending our Home!!

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    Thanx for the post Mike. I am one of those soldiers over here in Iraq doing what no one else wants to. I appreciate all of you in roo' country and the funny posts. Keeps things light over here. Thanx to ya'll

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    Gotta say thanx to all the soldiers over here with me.
    But a shout out to all my ARMY buddies.

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    A college professor, an avowed Atheist, was teaching his class.
    He shocked several of his students when he flatly stated he was
    going to prove there was no God. Addressing the ceiling he
    shouted:
    "God, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this
    platform. I'll give you 15 minutes!"

    The lecture room fell silent. You could have heard a pin fall.
    Ten
    minutes went by. Again he taunted God, saying, "Here I am, God.

    I'm still waiting."

    His countdown got down to the last couple of minutes when a
    Marine just released from active duty and newly registered in the

    class walked up to the professor, hit him full force in the
    face,
    and sent him tumbling from his lofty platform.
    The professor was out cold!

    At first, the students were shocked and babbled in confusion.
    The
    young Marine took a seat in the front row and sat silent. The
    class
    fell silent, waiting.

    Eventually, the professor came to, shaken. He looked at the
    young
    Marine in the front row. When the professor regained his senses

    and could speak he asked: "What's the matter with you? Why did
    you
    do that?"


    "God was busy. He sent me."

    One Nation Under God

    Thanks Anna and Laila


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    YOUR VERY WELCOME FOR THE POST CRASH ! BUT I WANT TO SAY THANX TO YOU , AND ALL OF YOUR BUDDIES , FOR ALL THAT YOU GUYS DO TO KEEP US SAFE AND OUT OF HARMS WAY . BE SAFE AND KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB ! THANX AGAIN , MIKE
    Quote Originally Posted by crash
    Thanx for the post Mike. I am one of those soldiers over here in Iraq doing what no one else wants to. I appreciate all of you in roo' country and the funny posts. Keeps things light over here. Thanx to ya'll









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    Mike this thread still catches my eyes everytime I log on I come back to check it .... Thanx again for sharing it with us ... God Bless



    crash keep your self safe over there and your buddies as well ... God Be With You ALL ... Your All in my Prayers and Thoughts .... Come Home Soon .... The USA needs Our Heros Home !! Thanx for ALL that you guys are doing !!!

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