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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Indi86, Nov 10, 2005.
Today be Veteran's Day. Thank's TB'ers that have served!
Thank you guys for serving our country.
Hear hear. I paid tribute to the diggers today.
You won't be forgotten lads.
This one's for you, Golden Boy!
And any other vets here at TB.
Ok... thanx & thanx.
McHack, that's good enough for me, dude.
Anyone that was "in" served, end of discussion.
Thanks to you, and everone else that did their part.
Couldn't have said it better.
My heartfelt thanks, guys.
Sgt. First Class Paul R. Smith, United States Army
Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
My Dad served 26 years in the Army, 2 trips to Viet Nam, 1 to Korea. 2 Bronze Stars, one Silver and 3 Purple Hearts to name a few.
A Man I'll Never Be.
CSM Richard C. Mulcahy Jr
Thanks very much for your service.
Thanks to all the Servicemen and Women for their outstanding courage and dedication to our country. Your sacrifices will not be forgotten.
That is indeed a father to be proud of!
To all that have served or, who are now serving, thank you.
And a special thank you to all those who never came home.
Captain Kangaroo passed away on January 23, 2004 at age 76 , which is odd, because he always looked to be 76. (DOB: 6/27/27.) It reminded me of the following story. Some people have been a bit offended that the actor, Lee Marvin, is buried in a grave alongside 3 and 4 star generals at Arlington National Cemetery. His marker gives his name, rank (PVT) and service (USMC). Nothing else. Here's a guy who was only a famous movie star who served his time, why the heck does he rate burial with these guys? Well, following is the amazing answer: I always liked Lee Marvin, but didn't know the extent of his Corps experiences. In a time when many Hollywood stars served their country only to be trotted out to perform for the cameras in war bond promotions, Lee Marvin was a genuine hero. He won the Navy Cross at Iwo Jima. There is only one higher Naval award... the Medal Of Honor. If that is a surprising comment on the true character of the man, he credits his sergeant with an even greater show of bravery. Dialog from "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson": His guest was Lee Marvin. Johnny said, "Lee, I'll bet a lot of people are unaware that you were a Marine in the initial landing at Iwo Jima... and that during the course of the action you earned the Navy Cross and were severely wounded."!; "Yeah, yeah... I got shot square in the bottom and they gave me the Cross for securing a hot spot about halfway up Suribachi. Bad thing about getting shot up on a mountain is guys getting' shot hauling you down. But, Johnny, at Iwo I served under the bravest man I ever knew... We both got the cross the same day, but what he did for his Cross made mine look cheap in comparison. That dumb guy actually stood up on Red beach and directed his troops to move forward and get the hell off the beach. Bullets flying by, with mortar rounds landing everywhere and he stood there as the main target of gunfire so that he could get his men to safety. He did this on more than one occasion because his men's safety was more important than his own life. That Sergeant and I have been lifelong friends. When they brought me off Suribachi we passed the Sergeant and he lit a smoke and passed it to me, lying on my belly on the litter and said, where'd they get you Lee?' "Well Bob... if you make it home before me, tell Mom to sell the outhouse!" Johnny, I'm not lying, Sergeant Keeshan was the bravest man I ever knew. The Sergeant's name is Bob Keeshan. You and the would know him as Captain Kangaroo." On another note, there was this wimpy little man (who just passed away) on PBS, gentle and quiet. Mr. Rogers is another of those you would least suspect of being anything but what he now portrays to our youth. But Mr. Rogers was a U.S. Navy Seal, combat-proven in Vietnam with over twenty-five confirmed kills to his name. He wore a long-sleeved sweater on TV, to cover the many tattoos on his forearm and biceps. He was a master in small arms and hand-to-hand combat, able to disarm or kill in a heartbeat. After the war Mr. Rogers became an ordained Presbyterian minister, dedicating the rest of his life to trying to help lead children on the right path in life. He hid away the tattoos and his past life and won our hearts with his quiet wit and charm. America's real heroes don't flaunt what they did; they quietly go about their day-to-day lives, doing what they do best. They earned our respect and the freedoms that we all enjoy. Look around and see if you can find one of those heroes in your midst. Often, they are the ones you'd least suspect, but would most like to have on your side if anything ever happened. Take the time to thank anyone that has fought for our freedom.
My dad sent me that in an email about a week ago.
That could stand some correction:
According to that source, Marvin served at Saipan, not Iwo Jima, and was awarded the Purple Heart, not the Navy Cross.
A complete list of WWII Navy Cross recipients is listed here and Lee Marvin's name is
Also, Keeshan joined the Marines too late to see combat duty
in WWII. Finally, Rogers never served in the military.
That's it, I'm sending a really annoying chain mail to my dad.
I probably should call him also, he served in Vietnam.
I posted this at a different forum earlier today.
I haven't gotten pictures scanned, but here's a couple I took pictures of the pictures:
Me kickin' back behind Manuel Noriega's desk around Christmas 1989:
And about as close as I got to Saddam Hussein in Feb 1991:
I have a huge amount of respect for those who have served and those that continue to do so. A former employee of mine has served with the Canadian military in Afghanistan and Bosnia before that. Some of her stories are mind boggling. I refer to her as the bravest person I know.
Dude had pics of Hitler and Khadaffi in his office?! That's messed up.