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Points for Veterans

By TheChas ·
Monday May 31st is Memorial Day in the United States.

In honor of the contributions of all armed forces Veterans, I have decided to award points to all peers who have served their country.

The rules are simple.
State the branch of service and your rank.

If you are willing, please share a short story of an event from your time in the service.
Or, how serving your country made an impact on your life.

If needed, I will adjust the point total so that all responders get at least 100 points.

Please do not respond if you have never served in the armed forces.

I will close this question sometime next weekend.

My best wishes to all veterans and their families.

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to Points for Veterans

Point value changed by question poster.

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by dmiles In reply to Points for Veterans

dmiles-United States Air Force
Viet-Nam era veteran
Serving gave the time to mature as a person,a sense of responsibility.
Comaraderie was a virtue when it came to the guys I was stationed with all for one and one for all.

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by TheChas In reply to

For a while there, I thought you were going to get all 25000 points.

My thanks and best wishes to you.

Chas

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by BlitzSonik In reply to Points for Veterans

Corporal - USMC
Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 11 at MCAS Miramar
Did not go anywhere special. Learned descipline and teamwork, and when to bite my tongue, which carries me through my everyday Help Desk activities.

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by TheChas In reply to

My thanks and best wishes to you.

Chas

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by grant@rb In reply to Points for Veterans

Note: I'm not looking for points. I read the question b/c I saw the points, but after reading the question, I don't want to take the points. Just wanted to share our story.

My father is a retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel. (He introduced me to TechRepublic years ago, too.) He is one of the hardworking officers that everyone wants to have and I respect him a ton. Our family was stationed in West Germany and we travelled extensively. Everywhere we went, I recognized the importance and prestige of being an American. When we watched a movie on base, they always played the Star Spangled Banner before the previews. I didn't appreciate it at the time, but it really did help me to develop a great sense of patriotism. When I came back to the States, it amazed me how much Americans take for granted. I have the highest regard for our country and for our armed forces. The hours are long and the money isn't great, but your family will recognize and honor the sacrifices you make.

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by TheChas In reply to

Hello,

As requested, I am not awarding you any points now.

Please respond to the question Points for Grant_wp to collect a few "token" points for taking the time to respond and care.

Chas

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by compserv In reply to Points for Veterans

SP4 U.S. Army, Bert
1st Cavalry Division, 229 Aviation Battalion (AH), Viet Nam 67-68

I learned that war, although tragic and sometimes a necessity, should never be entered into without resolve and a clear objective.

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by TheChas In reply to

May all of the leaders of our country and armed forces be as wise.

My thanks and best wishes.

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to Points for Veterans

I find it very interesting that it took nearly a week for this question to show up in the top points list.

I had fully expected many more responses than there have been to date.

Chas

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