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  1. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    To all that served
     


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  2. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban

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  3. single stack

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    Wife and I visited my Mom and Dad at Arlington last Saturday, a little ahead of the crowd.
    Dad had one of these:

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    I've got it in a shoebox of his citations.
     
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  4. toddnjoyce

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    The Strong Shall Stand

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    SSgt Jacob Frazier, 29 Mar 03
    A1C Ray Lozano, 25 Apr 03
    MSgt Steven Auchman, 11 Sep 04
    SrA Brad Smith, 3 Jan 10
    Man David Gray, 8 Aug 12

    Capt. Cartize B. Durham, Capt. Christian P. Skoglund, CWO2 DavidAngelo F. Alvarez, SSgt Robert D. Rogers, SSgt. Mark A. Spence, SrA Kenneth P. Hauprich Jr., 8 Nov 07

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  5. studenygreg

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    My grandfather didnt die in Korea, but the agent orange took his life years later when I was in 3rd grade. My other grandfather whom I never met died from kidney issues caused by radiation. He was stationed in NM where they were testing nuclear weapons. I also just lost my uncle 2 weeks ago. He was an army colonel in the special forces. He's the one that got me into guns.

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  6. robertc1024

    robertc1024 Moderator Staff Member Moderator TGT Supporter

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    My uncle Obie got me into guns, whether he knew it or not. B-17 bomber over Germany. I was proudly one of his pallbearers years after he survived.
     
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  7. Moonpie

    Moonpie DILLIGAF Lifetime Member

    Grandfather was a WW1 veteran.
    He attended the Meuse-Argonne party.
    Never talked about it much.
     
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  8. robertc1024

    robertc1024 Moderator Staff Member Moderator TGT Supporter

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    My uncle neither. Didn't need to.
     
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  9. karlac

    karlac Gone fishin' ... TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

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  10. Big Green

    Big Green Pew Pew TGT Supporter

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    Yanky 72, 10 July 2017

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    The nine on the left were crew. Buddies, a former boss and one of my former students.

    SSgt Snowden’s funeral started in Dallas and we drove about 45 minutes to a military cemetery. On a Friday afternoon about 3pm they shut down parts of I20 so we in the procession could all travel together. To see three lanes stopped so we could enter the Interstate was pretty amazing. All on ramps were blocked for us, we were just over two miles in length.

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