The Average Age Of Military Man Is 19 Years Old

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:) Keep the Prayes going. I have a son in Bagad. Another one going in Dec. I have already passed this on Thanks again hoochett
 
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Prayers goin out for ALL of the Troops ... God Bless ... hoochett tell your sons they are in my prayers and in many others
 

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THATS WHAT THIS THREAD IS ALL ABOUT KEEPING IT GOING AND US ALL PRAYING TOGETHER FOR EACH ONE OF THERE SAFETY ! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR SONS . THANK YOU ! MIKE ............... THANK YOU TOO BABYGIRL FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT AND DEVOTION TO THIS THREAD !
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:) Keep the Prayes going. I have a son in Bagad. Another one going in Dec. I have already passed this on Thanks again hoochett
 

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:bigsmile: another good post and the pics mike. I'm somewhat new to this otherwise I'd post some of the pics that I've taked over here. There's alot that ya'll don't get to see and probably wouldn't want to see though. But we appreciate the support from back home tho'. And believe me, I really enjoyed the "nice butt" post. Don't get to much of that over here....lol :hehe: Enough to make ya go nutz itself. But if any of ya'll might have some nice pics and wouldn't mind sending to a sexually frustrated soldier......it would be much appreciate :bigsmile: email would be crashn4x4@yahoo.com
Thanks for the support and keep the funnies coming
 

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~*~BabyGirl~*~ said:
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 !!!

Thanx BabyGirl for the thoughts. Appreciate them and all the prayers.....and the pics mike, thank you all. :bigsmile:
 

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HERES A FEW FACTS THAT WAS SENT TO ME BY A CLOSE FRIEND AND JUST WANT TO SHARE THEM WITH ALL OF YOU ! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR REPLIES AND SUPPORT !There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq during the
month of January..... In the fair city of Detroit there were
35 murders in the month of January. That's just one
American city, about as deadly as the entire war torn
country of Iraq.

When some claim President Bush shouldn't have
started this war, state the following .

FDR... led us into World War II. Germany never attacked
us: Japan did. From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were
lost- an average of 112,500 per year.

Truman... finished that war and started one in Korea,
North Korea never attacked us. From 1950-1953,
55,000 lives were lost, an average of 18,334 per year.

John F. Kennedy... started the Vietnam conflict in 1962.
Vietnam never attacked us.

Johnson... turned Vietnam into a quagmire. From
1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost, an average of 5,800
per year.

Clinton... went to war in Bosnia without UN or French
consent, Bosnia never attacked us. He was offered
Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three times by
Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on
multiple occasions.

In the two years since terrorists attacked us President
Bush has ... liberated two countries, crushed the
Taliban, crippled al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in
Libya, Iran and North Korea without firing a shot, and
captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his
own people.

The Democrats are complaining about how long the
war is taking, but... It took less time to take Iraq than it
took Janet Reno to take the Branch Davidian
compound. That was a 51 day operation.

We've been looking for evidence of chemical weapons
in Iraq for less time than it took Hillary Clinton to find the
Rose Law Firm billing records.

It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the
Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard than it
took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his Oldsmobile
sank at Chappaquiddick.

Our Commander-In-Chief is doing a GREAT JOB! The
Military morale is high!

The biased media hopes we are too ignorant to realize
the facts.


THANX RICH !
 

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The proud warriors of Baker Company wanted to do something to pay tribute To our fallen comrades. So since we are part of the only Marine Infantry Battalion left in Iraq the one way that we could think of doing that is By taking a picture of Baker Company saying the way we feel. It would be awesome if you could find a way to share this with our fellow countrymen. I
was wondering if there was any way to get this into your papers to let the world know that "WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN" and are proud to serve our country." Semper Fi
1stSgt Dave Jobe

The attached photo was forwarded from one of the last U.S. Marine companies in Iraq. They would like to have it passed to as many people as possible, to let the folks back home know that they remember why they're there and that they remember those who've been lost.

Between the fields where the flag is planted there are 9+ miles of flower fields that go all the way to the ocean. The flowers are grown by seed companies. It's a beautiful place close to Vandenberg AFB. Checkout the dimensions of the flag.
The 2002 Floral Flag is 740 feet long and 390 feet wide and maintains the proper Flag dimensions as described in Executive Order #10834. This Flag is 6.65 acres and is the first Floral Flag to be planted with 5 pointed Stars comprised of White Larkspur. Each Star is 24 feet in diameter; Each Stripe is 30 feet wide. This Flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants with 4-5 flower stems each for a total of more than 2 million flowers. You can drive by this flag on V Street south of Ocean Ave. in Lompoc, CA.
And not a single weed !!!!!!
Aerial photo courtesy of Bill Morson Soldiers' Prayer

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


 

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Thank you Mike for this important reminder ~ and all of the additional information you have added to your post!!!

May God bless and protect each and every single person in the military, wherever they may be ~ as we continue to keep them in our hearts and prayers, with much gratitude for the sacrafices they are making for us!!!

 

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Good post Mike - God Bless and be with all troops of all nationalities.

Your thread has reminded me very much of this Aussie song, and I thought it appropriate to add

This song was written in the 70's, by a bloke called John Schuman and performed by him in a band called "Redgum". It became a national hit espcecially among Veterans almost immediately. It is still performed today whenever Vietnam Vets get together for a concert. Royalties from sales were donated to the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia.
Just a few things that may help you understand the lyrics better.
Puckapunyal was a recruit training center and Cunungra is a Jungle Warfare training center. Shoalwater was a place that the Army used for Military excercises. The SLR was the personal weapon mostly used in Vietnam. Vung Tau & Nui Dat were Aussie bases in Vietnam. V.B. is Victorian Bitter a very popular Aussie beer. Anzac is the acronym for the Australian & New Zealand Army Corps

I WAS ONLY NINETEEN
Mum and Dad and Denny saw the passing out parade at Puckapunyal
(1t was long march from cadets).
The sixth battalion was the next to tour and It was me who drew the card.
We did Canungra and Shoalwater before we left.

And Townsville lined the footpath as we marched down to the quay.
This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean.
And there's me in my slouch hat with my SLR and greens.
God help me, I was only nineteen.

From Vung Tau riding Chinooks to the dust at Nui Dat,
I'd been in and out of choppers now for months.
But we made our tents a home. V.B. and pinups on the lockers,
And an Asian orange sunset through the scrub.

And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can't get to sleep?
And night time's just a jungle dark and a barking M.16?
And what's this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means?
God help me, I was only nineteen.
A four week operation, when each step can mean your last one
On two legs: it was a war within yourself.
But you wouldn't let your mates down 'til they had you dusted off,
So you closed your eyes and thought about something else.

Then someone yelled out "Contact"', and the bloke behind me swore.
We hooked in there for hours, then a God almighty roar.
Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon.
God help me, he was going home in June.
1 can still see Frankie, drinking tinnies in the Grand Hotel
On a thirty-six hour rec. leave in Vung Tau.And I can still hear Frankie, lying screaming in the jungle.
'Till the morphine came and killed the bloody row

And the Anzac legends didn't mention mud and blood and tears.
And stories that my father told me never seemed quite real
I caught some pieces In my back that I didn't even feel.
God help me, I was only nineteen.

And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can't get to sleep?
And why the Channel Seven chopper chills me to my feet?
And what's this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means?
God help me, I was only nineteen
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I also received this from a friend in an email, and thought it was fantastic and again appropriate to this thread. Cheers and blessings all.

Be a little patient it takes a while to load. After you get to the site, be sure to click on "360 PANORAMA" at the bottom of the pic.(located directly under Washington monument). The camera completely circles the Memorial. You can also stop the panorama and click the red squares to enlarge any portion

http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/fi...i_memorial/index.html?SITE=TXAUS&SECTION=HOME
 

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YOUR VERY WELCOME CRASH ! AND IF YA ALL NEED ANYMORE JUST LET ME KNOW ! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR KIND REPLIES . GOD BLESS , MIKE
crash said:
Thanx BabyGirl for the thoughts. Appreciate them and all the prayers.....and the pics mike, thank you all. :bigsmile:
 

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Amen Bother from all who have been in there shoes. And those yonung men and women who are now in harms way we pray that we can reach a speedy end to this war and that we can bring them all safe and sould. You are all heros in my eyes and heart. God Bless Each and Every One of You. THANK YOU ALL FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. A Vet Nam Vet March 67 to March 68.
Great Post Mike----- THANK YOU
 

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pipewelder said:
Amen Bother from all who have been in there shoes. And those yonung men and women who are now in harms way we pray that we can reach a speedy end to this war and that we can bring them all safe and sould. You are all heros in my eyes and heart. God Bless Each and Every One of You. THANK YOU ALL FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. A Vet Nam Vet March 67 to March 68.
Great Post Mike----- THANK YOU
 

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That was very lovely and had me in tears. Thanks handyman! My brother-in-law is over there and is 21 and we pray for all the men and women over there every day. God Bless them and watch over them all!!!
 

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:bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: Wonderful post! Thanks Mike. Coming from a Marine household, it is great for everyone to realize that the people fighting are everyday people...sons, daughters, fathers, brothers, etc...it is just nice to know that they have been recognized. Thanks again :blush: :bigsmile: