Topic: How Many Military Do We Have Here?
Member # 35812
| Posted: 8:17 PM, May 24th (Saturday), 2014|
In the spirit of Memorial Day, how many military members, present or former, do we have? What service, etc?
Former Navy Corpsman, 4 years. Come from a family that is heavy military. Most of my father's kin were Army (lots of Rangers), my mother's family was mostly Marine, my step-father and I Navy. All we're missing is Air Force!
So sing it out, loud and proud!
Imagine a ship trying to set sail while towing an anchor. Cutting free is not a gift to the anchor. You must release that burden, not because the anchor is worthy, but because the ship is.
D-Day, June 10, 2012
Posts: 10176 | Registered: Jun 2012 | From: So California
Member # 14866
| Posted: 8:22 PM, May 24th (Saturday), 2014|
Not in the military but I honor my XFIL, army, vietnam war and my grandfather, marine, Pacific arena WWII.
Posts: 54405 | Registered: Jun 2007
Member # 30024
| Posted: 8:26 PM, May 24th (Saturday), 2014|
Our DS18 just joined the Army National Guard. He will be going to boot camp this August. Meanwhile, I am having a nervous breakdown.
BW (me) & FWH both over half a century; married several decades; children
d-day 3/10; LTA (7 years?)
"Oh, why do my actions have consequences?" ~ Homer Simpson
"She knew my one weakness: That I'm weak." ~ Homer Simpson
Posts: 13448 | Registered: Nov 2010 | From: The Great White North USA
Member # 36072
| Posted: 8:51 PM, May 24th (Saturday), 2014|
WH is ex Air Force. My father was in the Naval Academy until he was seriously injured and medically discharged (blessing in disguise, this was right before the Vietnam War started).
Also an uncle who is retired Navy, GFIL who was a WWII vetran, and a soon to be BIL that is a current member of the AF.
Thank you to all who served and to their families!
Trust is like paper. Once it's crumpled it can never be perfect again.
Posts: 1470 | Registered: Jul 2012
Member # 26928
| Posted: 8:53 PM, May 24th (Saturday), 2014|
Former US Air Force here and my hubby is former US Army!
Thanks for everyone's service (past and present).
Me - 45
DD(24), DS(21, PDD-NOS)
WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself (May 2015) in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).
I edit often for clarity/typos.
Posts: 9972 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Here and There
Member # 34594
| Posted: 9:34 PM, May 24th (Saturday), 2014|
My husband is active duty Air Force. Been in for 8 years.
Me-BS, Late 20's
Him-WH, Late 20's
M 9 years, together 14
DS and DD
"Long is the way And hard, that out of Hell leads up to Light" -John Milton, Paradise Lost
Posts: 232 | Registered: Jan 2012
Member # 26741
| Posted: 9:58 PM, May 24th (Saturday), 2014|
Sing it loud Screaming Eagles!
"we have a rendevous with destiny
our strength and courage strike the spark
that will always set men free
Assault right down through the skies of blue
keep your eye on the job to be done
we're the soldiers of the Hundred and First
we fight til the battles won!
AIR ASSAULT!! "
and my dad was an officer in the 81st airborne division, glider pilot, before it became 101st Airborne Division.
very proud to serve on a post with Bastogne, A Shau and Market Garden street names....
[This message edited by welcome14 at 10:06 PM, May 24th (Saturday)]
Nothing like a trail of blood to find your way back home- nikki sixx
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.
Posts: 1519 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: clarksville, tn/ Ft Campbell
|Sad in AZ|
Member # 24239
| Posted: 9:36 AM, May 25th (Sunday), 2014|
Honoring my father--US Navy during the Korean War
and my baby brother--US Army reserves, recently home from Kuwait
You are important and you matter. Your feelings matter. Your voice matters. Your story matters. Your life matters. Always.
Me: FBS (no longer betrayed nor a spouse)-62
D-day: 2007 (two years before finding SI)
S: 6/2010; D: 3/2011
Posts: 25302 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Arizona
Member # 34353
| Posted: 11:44 AM, May 25th (Sunday), 2014|
My husband is Active Duty Army and has been for 33 years.
Married since 1985
Parents to 2 adult sons and 3 of the cutest cats you have ever seen
D-day 8/6/11 Truth about ONS and 9/21/11 Truth about EA and 10/28/15 NEW dday.
Posts: 1849 | Registered: Dec 2011 | From: midwest now.
Member # 33338
| Posted: 12:33 PM, May 25th (Sunday), 2014|
My paternal grandfather retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force. My dad was Army, then Army Reserves and retired as a Master Sergeant. My uncle (dad's older brother) retired as a Major General in the Army. My brother was Army. 3 cousins in the Air Force, one in the Navy and 1 Army. JM was in the Marines when we met. I have a nephew-in-law who is active duty Army and a nephew who is in the Army Guard. Both of them were deployed to Afghanistan in the past couple of years. And last, but not least, DS15 is in Air Force ROTC and wants to join the Air Force and go to medical school.
Thanks to all who have served, and especially those who paid the ultimate price so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we hold so dear.
Me, 50. (How did THAT happen??)
Him, 42 (JMSSC)
married 20 years. In R. We are making it. The past does not define who we are today.
Posts: 3999 | Registered: Sep 2011 | From: South Carolina
Member # 11176
| Posted: 1:44 PM, May 25th (Sunday), 2014|
Retired Air Force.
Betrayed: 23 years
Affairs: 14 (2 lasted 3 months. Rest were ONS)
WS died: 16 May 2011
Do not stay in your hurt forever. Choose to move out of it.
Posts: 7532 | Registered: Jul 2006 | From: Wisconsin
Member # 32785
| Posted: 2:49 PM, May 25th (Sunday), 2014|
I'm Australian Army (8 years) but I'm stationed in the states working with the US Amy and served with quite allot of US service personnel in Afghanistan.
We make our own fortunes and call them fate, and what better excuse to choose a path then to insist it's our destiny.
Posts: 610 | Registered: Jul 2011
Member # 17895
| Posted: 9:49 PM, May 25th (Sunday), 2014|
If we are bringing family military history into the equation...
I qualify for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution and have ancestors that fought on both sides of the Civil War. I am also the Granddaughter of a WWII Pacific theater soldier, Grand Niece of a Pearl Harbor survivor, niece to a Army MP who spent years on the DMZ in Korea in the 70's, daughter of a Naval Officer who served in Vietnam, former wife of a member of the Navy's silent service, and mother to a veteran of the war in Iraq.
I also did 4 years in the Navy myself, pushing papers and boxes at a supply command on the East Coast. I watched many of the Marines I knew from the command go to Kuwait for the First Gulf War.
Like Skan, military service is kinda my 'family business', although my youngest kids aren't interested.
previously married for 20 years
DDays: which time?, OW's which one?
Posts: 458 | Registered: Jan 2008
Member # 26531
| Posted: 10:07 PM, May 25th (Sunday), 2014|
FWSO is Retired Navy... 43 years between active duty and reserves.
Me: BSO - 49
Him: FWSO - 72
DS - 16
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
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Posts: 26016 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
Member # 40229
| Posted: 10:28 PM, May 25th (Sunday), 2014|
"Bitch please a good man can't be stolen." ROFLMAO - SBB
Posts: 4396 | Registered: Aug 2013 | From: AZ
Member # 42372
| Posted: 2:25 PM, May 26th (Monday), 2014|
I am a Daughter of the Revolution, my Dad retired as a Senior Master Sargent in the Air Force, my youngest brother is currently in the Air Force, my husband was Army and spent time in Vietnam, had a cousin who died in Vietnam, an ex-husband who was in the Navy and also in Vietnam. Many friends who have served and my utmost respect and thanks to each and everyone of them! God Bless them for their service and sacrifices.
And miles to go......
Posts: 1906 | Registered: Feb 2014 | From: Southeastern USA
Member # 42915
| Posted: 2:36 PM, May 26th (Monday), 2014|
US Army here. Served 1987-1997. Rangers lead the way. My FIL was in the Marine Corps.
To all who served and are still serving, god bless and stay safe. To those who sacrificed their all thank you from the bottom of my heart. Without your sacrifice I wouldn't be here safe and sound today.
DD-11 DS-6 DS-3
D day was Valentines day 2014. Talk about a trigger.
Posts: 343 | Registered: Mar 2014 | From: Down range
Member # 42111
| Posted: 2:49 PM, May 26th (Monday), 2014|
We're a UK military family. My husband serves in the army.
[This message edited by BrokenButTrying at 2:49 PM, May 26th (Monday)]
Madhatters - We have R'd.
Chin up. Unwavering. Fight. We can do this.
Posts: 1363 | Registered: Jan 2014 | From: UK
Member # 30742
| Posted: 2:49 PM, May 26th (Monday), 2014|
No military here but a big THANK YOU to all of you!
Temporarily independent with the whole world at my feet.
Posts: 1322 | Registered: Jan 2011 | From: California
Member # 30825
| Posted: 2:54 PM, May 26th (Monday), 2014|
LCDR (that's O-4 for all you unfamiliar with Naval rank), United States Naval Medical Corps.
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away (or at least it feels like it)
But hey, looks like the Ruskies are our enemy again. Ah, the good old days :)
Infidelity sucks shit
Posts: 1090 | Registered: Jan 2011 | From: Finding my way
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