HAPPY VETERANS DAY and Thank You

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by backdoorchicken, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my uncle served in nam. his whole group as ambushed/captured and almost all were killed.

    almost.

    the enemy walked up to every american soldier and put a bullet in the back of their heads.

    luckily they shot a little low on my uncle and shot him in the neck. paralyzing him from the neck down and leaving him to die with his buddies.

    when he was found they assumed he was dead like the others. a nurse just happen to notice his eyes moving and they acted fast to save him.













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    this is him receiving one of his 2 purple hearts
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    He learned to walk again and became a marathon jogger years later. he sustained a gunshot to the pancreas and will always be a diabetic but at least he is still alive. after the war he took a job with the city of hampton va which he is now retired from but still stayed on as a grant writer for the hampton city schools.

    he is my hero. happy veterans day uncle pete.

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  2. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amen!
     
  3. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for sharing that heart warming story. Happy Veterans Day!
     
  4. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy Veterans Day! Thank you all for your service!
     
  5. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Happy veterans day! Thank you for sharing that story with us.
     
  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    One of my husbands soldier sustained a very similar wound , but will remain paralyzed as a uncomplete quad non oxygendependend. His name is Jamie Jarboe if you want to find him on facebook and say hi.(prayers for Sgt Jamie Jarboe) My husbands grandpa was shot on the beach on d-day six times and survived and then several days later in the field hospital it was hit by a mortar or bomb and the building collapsed. He survived again!!!! He died in 98 as an old man.
    My husband is serving on active duty in the US Army since 96. He is a 19D (Cav Scout) He was deployed to the balkans, Kosovo,Serbia Albania and a short tour somewhere in Africa. He was about to go th Afghanistan when he got type 2 diabetes,which is a automatic no-go.
     
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  7. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All gave some.
    Some gave all.
    Thank you
     
  8. FourPawz

    FourPawz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To our veterans and to their families, thank you for your service and devotion to our nation.

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    (National D-Day Memorial)
     
  9. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    God Bless Uncle Pete!
     
  10. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] to each and everyone of you!!! [​IMG] thank you!
     

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