Military and ex-military men! Help me decide!

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  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Hey y'all!
    First, thank you for your service to our country. [​IMG]

    Can you help me decide which gift to get my Dad for Christmas? He retired from the Navy after twenty years of submarine service, some of which was during WWII.

    Choice #1 - Submarine - Hidden Hunter DVD. It profiles the latest class of subs., the Virginia class:

    http://store.discovery.com/detail.php?p=84912&v=discovery_dvds-books_subjects_military-police

    Choice #2 - The Encyclopedia of Warships, From WWII to the Present Day Book:

    http://store.discovery.com/detail.php?p=111075&v=discovery
     
  2. chris_m90731

    chris_m90731 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'd try something new...the Virginia Class
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Thanks [​IMG] I watched the video clip for that DVD and I did find it interesting. I think Dad would enjoy seeing just how far subs have come.
     
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

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  5. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    definately the first one
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Is he more of a reader or someone who enjoys watching TV? Which do you think will last him longer or be more likely to be re-read/re-watched? I think either would make an awesome present.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:That's the hard part. He would enjoy watching the DVD over and over again and that's what I'm leaning towards. On the other hand, I can picture him showing the book off to his croonies...."look what my daughter sent me...." I wonder too if he would find a boat he knows in the enclycopedia.
    They're not that expensive. I may end up sending both.
     

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