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  1. Stad Thatcher

    You’re welcome!

    As for me, it was a privilege to be allowed to drive a submarine for my country in my youth. It had a tad bit more horsepower than my Camry, and finding a parking place was never a problem . . .

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    • November 12, 2019, at 6:48 AM PST
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  2. Spin Coolidge
    Spin Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    As a veteran, I’ll echo what Stad said above: it was our privilege to serve. I got way more out of my time in the Army than I gave.

    Most veterans I know don’t really like being acknowledged on Veteran’s Day. For those of us who never really saw any real combat, we sort of feel that the real heroes were the ones that did. For the ones that did, they see the real heroes as the ones who were injured in combat. And those folks think the real heroes are the ones who didn’t come back. And those guys? Well, we will have to wait and see how they feel, won’t we?

    Don’t get me wrong, we all appreciate the effort. It’s just…well…hard to explain.

    Thanks.

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    • November 12, 2019, at 4:39 PM PST
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  3. Umbra Fractus Coolidge
    Umbra Fractus Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    As an Air Force Intel NCO, I often feel that I don’t deserve the honor of being called a “veteran.” I was as far from the front line as one can be and still be in the military. A Korean translator isn’t exactly on the same level as an Arabic one when it comes to sacrifice.

    So, I guess what I’m trying to say is, “Thank you to those who did more than I did.”

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    • November 12, 2019, at 5:34 PM PST
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  4. Rightfromthestart Coolidge

    Well said, Spin , as a combat veteran who was never actually in danger I’ve always felt slightly uncomfortable making too big a thing of it.

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    • November 12, 2019, at 5:38 PM PST
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  5. Al French of Damascus Moderator

    Stad (View Comment):

    You’re welcome!

    As for me, it was a privilege to be allowed to drive a submarine for my country in my youth. It had a tad bit more horsepower than my Camry, and finding a parking place was never a problem . . .

    Yeah, but getting it into that parking place was a tad more difficult. And you don’t get fired for dinging your Camry.

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    • November 12, 2019, at 6:13 PM PST
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  6. Spin Coolidge
    Spin Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Umbra Fractus (View Comment):
    As an Air Force Intel NCO, I often feel that I don’t deserve the honor of being called a “veteran.”

    Well, we don’t feel you Air Force pukes deserve it, either.

    I’m kidding and you know it! 

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    • November 12, 2019, at 6:40 PM PST
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  7. OmegaPaladin Moderator
    OmegaPaladin

    Al French, Count of Clackamas (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    You’re welcome!

    As for me, it was a privilege to be allowed to drive a submarine for my country in my youth. It had a tad bit more horsepower than my Camry, and finding a parking place was never a problem . . .

    Yeah, but getting it into that parking place was a tad more difficult. And you don’t get fired for dinging your Camry.

    You get one heck of a horn though…

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    • November 13, 2019, at 10:41 AM PST
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  8. Stad Thatcher

    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    Al French, Count of Clackamas (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    You’re welcome!

    As for me, it was a privilege to be allowed to drive a submarine for my country in my youth. It had a tad bit more horsepower than my Camry, and finding a parking place was never a problem . . .

    Yeah, but getting it into that parking place was a tad more difficult. And you don’t get fired for dinging your Camry.

    You get one heck of a horn though…

    It’s very loud!

    • #8
    • November 20, 2019, at 7:44 AM PST
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