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T-Nation Military: Thank You


#1

I would like to thank all T-Nation members for their service in the armed forces in observation of Memorial day. Thank you!! Please list your branch of service and rank and any other information you desire. I think your service cannot be recognized appropriately just on this site but, I respect each and every one of you.


#2

Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps

Thank you for the thank you, its very appreciated. It means a lot for people to go out of the way and say something kind from time to time, especially in these times where it is fashionable to hate the military as well as the establishment.


#3

SSgt, USAF
Thank you for the thoughts and prayers, but I want to tell you that your thanks makes most of us uncomfortable. We’re doing the job we felt called to, and hopefully so are you all. All I ask is that you hoist a beer to us and remember the fallen. And make sure you pay your taxes;)


#4

I say thank you also! I don’t know how you guys and girls do it. My brother is currently serving in the Navy as my dad did and his dad did before him. :slight_smile:

I do pray for all of you everyday and not a day goes by that I don’t worry for all of you - I’m proud of what you are working to accomplish. It’s hard to not run up to you in your beautifully pressed uniforms and not give you a huge hug. Thank you so much!!!


#5

Spc 11 Bang Bang (infantry).New Hampshire Army National Guard Mountain Infantry Charle Company 3/172nd… That my not sound very impressive to the active duty guys but, I’ve deployed twice. I’m planning on deploying again very soon. “We’ve all spilled the same blood in the same mud”.

Happy Memoral Day


#6

I don’t mean to make you guys uncomfortable. I think you deserve any recognition you get. You guys are the reason we are able to enjoy the lifestyles we enjoy. I cannot express in words the appreciation I have for the job you do

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

You rock!!!


#7

Thank you ~

Corporal, USMC 1988 - 1992 I loved Japan!

Married into the USAF 1992 - 2006, so I got to see most of Europe & Hawaii.

Semper Fidelis,

Renee


#8

To Futures won. To futures lost.


#9

Definately a big thank you to all that have served and a special shout to my brother in law currently serving in the Army.


#10

THANK YOU. And thanks to the families at home too.


#11

Indeed

/salute


#12

Wuts memorial day? I thought today was just a day off so i have more time to recover from parting


#13

BH6, Major, USMCR

An appropriate poem for Memorial Day. Rudyard Kipling’s “Tommy”

I went into a public-‘ouse to get a pint o’beer,
The publican ‘e up an’ sez, “We serve no red-coats here.”
The girls be’ind the bar they laughed an’ giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an’ to myself sez I:

O it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, go away”;
But it’s Thank you, Mister Atkins,'' when the band begins to play, The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play, O it'sThank you, Mr. Atkins,’’ when the band begins to play.

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn’t none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-‘alls,
But when it comes to fightin’, Lord! they’ll shove me in the stalls!

For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, wait outside”;
But it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide,
The troopship’s on the tide, my boys, the troopship’s on the tide,
O it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide.

Yes, makin’ mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an’ they’re starvation cheap;
An’ hustlin’ drunken soldiers when they’re goin’ large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin’ in full kit.

Then it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy how’s yer soul?”
But it’s “Thin red line of 'eroes” when the drums begin to roll,
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it’s “Thin red line of 'eroes” when the drums begin to roll.

We aren’t no thin red ‘eroes, nor we aren’t no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An’ if sometimes our conduck isn’t all your fancy paints:
Why, single men in barricks don’t grow into plaster saints;

While it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, fall be’ind,”
But it’s “Please to walk in front, sir,” when there’s trouble in the wind,
There’s trouble in the wind, my boys, there’s trouble in the wind,
O it’s “Please to walk in front, sir,” when there’s trouble in the wind.

You talk o’ better food for us, an’ schools, an’ fires an’ all:
We’ll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don’t mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow’s Uniform is not the soldier-man’s disgrace.

For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”
But it’s “Saviour of 'is country,” when the guns begin to shoot;
An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
But Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool - you bet that Tommy sees!


#14

03-present
03-06 82d abn division parachute rigger/ currently in the reserves under the 824th qm

it means alot hearing the thank u’s as opposed to the f you’s we get sometimes lol . currently deployed 35 MORE DAYS AND A WAKEUP WOOHOOO. NORTH CAROLINA HERE I COME…

oo yea renee i think ur girl left…u know the one that worked in the arc.


#15

Seems if America really wanted to thank her veterans her people wouldn’t vote for politicians who violate the document they swore to defend. Nothing like coming home from a war on the other side of the globe only to find your Constitution being shit on. Thanks America! I can’t wait to see what country my little girl grows up in.

mike


#16

yes, thank you for risking your lives to protect mine.


#17

Corporal, Norway.


#18

Thank you for the kind words.

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Field Artillery