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XBradTC's thoughts… deep thoughts.
1990. Nurenberg, Germany.
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, look at you! You’re just a wee boy. How cute!
I was a wee boy 19 years ago. I think I’m older than you.
I was in church today there was a guy in uniform sitting in front of me, he had his marksman and expert badge on. nothing else. I emptied my wallet. I only had 60 bucks, but I told him to buy himself a beer or something.
He looked too young said he was 19. Bless him
very sweet of you vmax
Vmax, we used to do a lot of funeral details when I was in Hawaii (lots of retirees wanted to be buried in the Punchbowl). Very often they would attempt to provide a small gratuity. Couldn’t take it.
1. It’s illegal to be paid for the performance of your duties by any but Uncle Sam.
2. It was a priveledge to provide honors to our brothers-in-arms.
We would hit the buffet, though.
Geez, I would marry xbrad, Vmax and C3PO. They are so sweet. But no one would want that 🙂
I understand the duty thing, however sitting in church on sunday is not doing your duty. I merely suggested he take his young lady to lunch and have a drink on me.
I ran into a ex a few weeks ago, she said her youngest is in Iraq. I emailed him to see if he wanted a care package, he said no but I picked up a flashlight and some batteries (surefire G2) a few phone cards and some guitar strings. It is not much, but it is something I can do to a kid I know. BTW he is a bubblehead that jumped at the chance to go there.
when you kill off this one let me know, I will take my chances.
(I keed I keed honest)
I see a Good Conduct medal! Add an ‘Everybody Button’ (aka National Defense Service award) and you’d have the total of my medal count. 🙂
Vmax, I certainly didn’t mean to imply that what you did was anything but but a class act. I just reread my comment, and I guess it came out wrong. By all means, buy a trooper some lunch! I’ve done similar things from time to time.
And you’ve inspired another post – on care packages.
brew, for a guy who was never more than mediocre at best, I ended up with a crapload of chest cabbage. Some stuff they just give away after a while. Plus, I was the guy in my platoon who always ended up writing up the awards. How’s that for a collateral duty.
no worries, I did not think you were. I try to buy everyone in uniform that I see at least a drink. I saw a kid and his Mom in Publix and I embarrassed the Crap out of him. I did not mean to, but hey a kid in uniform I wanted to thank him. Here in Sarasota there are no bases and I do not see many kids in uniform, so when I do I go out of my way to thank them. He refused anything I offered.
Obviously there’s tons of marines south of here, but not very often you see a uniform in OC. Bought a guy lunch at Carl’s Junior a couple months ago, but that was it.
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