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Last nights gig...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by map34157, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. map34157

    map34157 Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2011
    Claremont, CA
    So last night my band played a private party. A few days ago my GF's best friend called to tell her that her sons friend, who's deployed in afghanistan (and considers him her own son) was injured. He was with his unit patrolling when his tank ran over a land mine. He was severely injured in the blast (lost a leg). He was flown to Texas and may possibly lose his other leg. Oh BTW, he has recently become the father of twin girls.

    This incident has deeply affected me. I've been a police officer for the last 15 years and have had friends and coworkers killed in the line of duty. Anyways, I found an old American flag in my garage and decided to drape it over my rig as a tribute this young solders commitment and dedication to our country. Regardless of your political affiliation, we are all Americans. This young man lost his legs fighting for our country. My small dedication to this young man garnered heaps of praise from the crowd we played for. I felt proud to honor this young man for all he has done for our country. I've decided that I will continue to drape our flag over my rig as a tribute to him and all the other men and women who serve our country. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!
  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Well stated. I have very strong political views but when it all hits the fan we are in this thing together.
  3. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Right on brother. Imagine if we ALL had this attitude...what a different world it would be.
  4. Not American, but respectful, both of the guy and you, for caring. That's a good thing you did.
    Nice one.
  5. I tend to strongly disagree with the way veterans are treated. I am not too fond of the military myself or its lifestyle and would never join. This makes me respect those who do all the more.
  6. map34157

    map34157 Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2011
    Claremont, CA