How many servicemen do we have here?

beatnicbeatnic Posts: 4,133
It seems to me that the majority of you good BOTLs are somehow connected to the armed forces. Lots of war lingo and such. Drop a note here so we all know. As to myself, I'm an old peace-nic from the 70's. But I've since learned the fallacy of my ways. I'm grateful to all of you that have served.
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  • Knoxca1Knoxca1 Posts: 147
    Active duty navy, been in for 10 years. Only planned to do 4.
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 6,435 ✭✭✭✭✭
    beatnic:
    It seems to me that the majority of you good BOTLs are somehow connected to the armed forces. Lots of war lingo and such. Drop a note here so we all know. As to myself, I'm an old peace-nic from the 70's. But I've since learned the fallacy of my ways. I'm grateful to all of you that have served.


    Are you referring to active duty?
  • rzamanrzaman Posts: 2,650 ✭✭✭
    Not directly related to the Armed Forces but facilitate their overseas work very closely.
  • skweekzskweekz PAPosts: 2,279 ✭✭✭
    Air Force veteran here
  • beatnicbeatnic Posts: 4,133
    jlmarta:
    beatnic:
    It seems to me that the majority of you good BOTLs are somehow connected to the armed forces. Lots of war lingo and such. Drop a note here so we all know. As to myself, I'm an old peace-nic from the 70's. But I've since learned the fallacy of my ways. I'm grateful to all of you that have served.


    Are you referring to active duty?
    Not at all. I'll even count those we are memorializing today. LOL/
  • marineatbn03marineatbn03 Spring Hill, FLPosts: 2,639 ✭✭✭
    Marines here.
  • beatnicbeatnic Posts: 4,133
    beatnic:
    jlmarta:
    beatnic:
    It seems to me that the majority of you good BOTLs are somehow connected to the armed forces. Lots of war lingo and such. Drop a note here so we all know. As to myself, I'm an old peace-nic from the 70's. But I've since learned the fallacy of my ways. I'm grateful to all of you that have served.


    Are you referring to active duty?
    Not at all. I'll even count those we are memorializing today. LOL/
    Hey, JL, you got any old tatoos of an anchor, or MOM?. That'l work. LOL
  • beatnicbeatnic Posts: 4,133
    marineatbn03:
    Marines here.
    I guessed that one. Others are equally as obvious.
  • marineatbn03marineatbn03 Spring Hill, FLPosts: 2,639 ✭✭✭
    beatnic:
    marineatbn03:
    Marines here.
    I guessed that one. Others are equally as obvious.
    Figured it went without saying.....
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 6,435 ✭✭✭✭✭
    beatnic:
    beatnic:
    jlmarta:
    beatnic:
    It seems to me that the majority of you good BOTLs are somehow connected to the armed forces. Lots of war lingo and such. Drop a note here so we all know. As to myself, I'm an old peace-nic from the 70's. But I've since learned the fallacy of my ways. I'm grateful to all of you that have served.


    Are you referring to active duty?
    Not at all. I'll even count those we are memorializing today. LOL/
    Hey, JL, you got any old tatoos of an anchor, or MOM?. That'l work. LOL


    No, but I've got one on my left forearm that was put there in anticipation of my going into submarine duty. The design closely resembles the submariner emblem and was to be modified into the complete emblem when I was stationed aboard a sub. Only thing is, my discharge came through before my sub billet did so it never got changed. And it doesn't say MOM but it does have my Navy nickname included in it. My, my, the things young studs will do, eh? :-)
  • ToombesToombes Posts: 4,489 ✭✭✭
    Navy vet. VFA-125 NAS Lemoore, CA.
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,069 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Former Tanker, M-60 A1; M-60 A3; M-1; also did a stint as a recruiter; then National Guard as a Tanker again. Also, Army brat, Dad did 30 years, & my son, who left his right hand in Afghanistan, along with losing his right ear-drum, and about 8 broken Vertebrae in his back and neck.
    "The change in culture has a lot to do with the eclipse of integrity and honesty and decency, and the normalization of corruption, deceit, and mendacity.  It's all about manipulating your political opponents to diminish them and show that they have nothing to say or contribute.  People no longer have dialogue. It's all monologue."  - - Cornell West
  • marineatbn03marineatbn03 Spring Hill, FLPosts: 2,639 ✭✭✭
    Well thank you and your family for your sacrifices.
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,069 ✭✭✭✭✭
    marineatbn03:
    Well thank you and your family for your sacrifices.
    And to you, sir for what you're doing now! For me it was all fun & games, (and hard work and freezing my ass off etc.), but for some it was a lot more. I guess I should also mention 2 uncles who were at Pearl Harbor, when IT happened, and my wife's Dad, who landed at Normandy on day two, not much fighting, but a lot of dead bodies & debris, decidedly affected him for the rest of his life!
    "The change in culture has a lot to do with the eclipse of integrity and honesty and decency, and the normalization of corruption, deceit, and mendacity.  It's all about manipulating your political opponents to diminish them and show that they have nothing to say or contribute.  People no longer have dialogue. It's all monologue."  - - Cornell West
  • marineatbn03marineatbn03 Spring Hill, FLPosts: 2,639 ✭✭✭
    Good lord, your family has some strong history. I would love to sit down and have a smoke and hear some stories.
  • beatnicbeatnic Posts: 4,133
    Pearl Harbor!, Normandy!, a tanker!, submariner! Marine! Anybody jump out of a plane? I'm humbled.
  • ToombesToombes Posts: 4,489 ✭✭✭
    Does HALO school count?
  • beatnicbeatnic Posts: 4,133
    Toombes:
    Does HALO school count?
    No dis to you Toombes. You're a great American. LMAO.
  • ToombesToombes Posts: 4,489 ✭✭✭
    beatnic:
    Toombes:
    Does HALO school count?
    No dis to you Toombes. You're a great American. LMAO.

    You're thinking the wrong kind of HALO, brother...
    High
    Altitude
    Low
    Opening
    Special Forces Jump school.
  • marineatbn03marineatbn03 Spring Hill, FLPosts: 2,639 ✭✭✭
    Toombes:
    beatnic:
    Toombes:
    Does HALO school count?
    No dis to you Toombes. You're a great American. LMAO.

    You're thinking the wrong kind of HALO, brother...
    High
    Altitude
    Low
    Opening
    Special Forces Jump school.
    By far one of the best schools
  • ToombesToombes Posts: 4,489 ✭✭✭
    marineatbn03:
    Toombes:
    beatnic:
    Toombes:
    Does HALO school count?
    No dis to you Toombes. You're a great American. LMAO.

    You're thinking the wrong kind of HALO, brother...
    High
    Altitude
    Low
    Opening
    Special Forces Jump school.
    By far one of the best schools

    And one I never wish to endure again...
  • beatnicbeatnic Posts: 4,133
    You jumped out of perfectly good airplanes? That goes against human nature.
  • marineatbn03marineatbn03 Spring Hill, FLPosts: 2,639 ✭✭✭
    Thats just pure fun. What is not fun is jumping out of a plane at 500 ft and HOPING your chute works. Atleast at 13,000 you have time.
  • ToombesToombes Posts: 4,489 ✭✭✭
    Bail out at 13K+ and pull at 1700... Water hurts at 57MPH, but damn it was cool!!
  • Churchill83Churchill83 Posts: 80
    Active duty Air Force here; aircraft mechanic on the KC-135 tanker
  • Steve2010Steve2010 Posts: 1,036
    24 years as an M1, M1A1, and M1A2 tanker. Desert Storm, OIF3. Still training Soldiers and Marines on a daily basis in Kuwait.
  • wwhwangwwhwang Ottawa, ON, CanadaPosts: 2,878 ✭✭✭
    Former SIGINT analyst (35N) for the US Army.
  • Jim1130Jim1130 Posts: 13
    Air force weapons troop f 16. Son is going into the national guard.. Thanks to all who paid the ultimate price for our freedom...
  • slickricslickric Posts: 705
    ex Army here (5 years). now i am in afghanistan with them as a civi contractor
  • Airborne Infantry right now, but come november its back home to oklahoma. I have about 20 jumps, mostly C-17, but i also have a black hawk, and a sherpa tail gate jump.
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