Old 6th March 2005, 22:25   #1
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Are you or do you know a Veteran?

A skin I'm working on will feature a structure similar to the vietnam memorial. I want to put names on it that people in these forums know or knew. This is not only for Vietnam veterans. I'm not sure how many I will have room for. Please do not be offended if I end up not getting to a certain name. If the response is great enough, I will try to place them in other areas of the skin besides the actual memorial strucutre. Thank you very much, Matt

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Old 6th March 2005, 22:32   #2
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My uncle served in the Vietnam war. Basil Fred Bell.

My Grandfather (who died before I was born) served in WWI and WWII. Albert White.

My Great Great Great Great Grandfather (died way before I was born) served in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Benjamin Harrison White. Born: 1/30/1762, Died: 10/18/1850.

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Old 6th March 2005, 23:01   #3
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My brother was a Viet Nam vet. His name was Michael Bauer. I am also a veteran of Desert Storm. Katja Bauer.


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Old 6th March 2005, 23:19   #4
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I was in desert storm as well, chris hawthorne

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Old 7th March 2005, 00:22   #5
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I served in one of thoe freakish periods when there was no war.
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Old 7th March 2005, 01:27   #6
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My uncle was in Vietnam. He got a purple heart.

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Old 7th March 2005, 03:46   #7
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John Keleher - WWII Navy Vet

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Old 7th March 2005, 04:04   #8
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Matt?
and i think my great grand father might have, but I'm uncertain

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Old 7th March 2005, 04:24   #9
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My father served during the Vietnam war but he was stationed in Italy, does that count?
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Old 7th March 2005, 04:35   #10
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back to boot camp with you!

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Old 7th March 2005, 05:11   #11
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My paternal grandfather: Armas Turtainen, WWII

My paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather: Peter Hazelet, Civil War, serving directly under General Grant.

My maternal great grandfather: Ignacio Manuel, Filippino guerilla fighter WWII and survivor of Bataan Death March.

My maternal grandfather: Benjamin Manuel, at the young age of 12(?), Filippino guerilla fighter WWII.

My brother-in-law: Christian Gutierrez, due back home from Iraq in two weeks.

*My dad is a 24 year veteran of the Air Force, but, never was involved in direct conflict that I know of. He was in the Intelligence Sector, so I never really knew what he did. And my brother had just gotten out of basic training school in the Army when Gulf War had "ended".

Edit: This was a good friend of my sister's family:
Philip Witkowski.

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Old 7th March 2005, 05:53   #12
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my dad was in the army(or air force, i forget). he didn't go anywhere out of the country though and he got out before desert storm. does he count as a Veteran?

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Old 7th March 2005, 06:00   #13
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technically anyone who has served in the armed forces is a veteran.
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Old 7th March 2005, 07:22   #14
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Of random relatives, at least one of my uncles, both of my grandfathers, at least 8 great-uncles, and one grandmother are veterans of at least one war, in at least one armed service. Although now I think about it, I'm not convinced that "getting killed" counts as being a veteran, but I don't know some of those parts of the family, so I've got no idea about who got killed or what. Going up another generation, it's pretty exponential.

I've got a pretty working-class family background so the whole military thing kind of follows (although a few were officers, offhand I know my uncle was a Squadron Leader in the RAF). At least one of the great uncles were enlisted because he was in prison . The wars themselves follow British military involvement over a pretty predictable timescale (which is a fancy way of saying I'm not sure, but I could make an educated guess).

I love it when people assert that I "must not have had family in the military".

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Old 7th March 2005, 07:34   #15
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Jason R. Moriarty - Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Old 7th March 2005, 08:06   #16
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As an aside, does anybody else think that these BS pseudo-patriotic soundbite code names devalue the operations somewhat? It sounds like the kind of mission Action Man would go on.

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Old 7th March 2005, 12:19   #17
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I served in one of thoe freakish periods when there was no war.
And I haven't served at all, just so you know k_rock

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Old 7th March 2005, 12:53   #18
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This is a cool idea and I am sure it will be a fantastic skin!

I come from a huge military family but to choose one it would be my dad.

Cheif Timothy Sager -- Has served this country since he was 18 years old. Direct combat in Vietnam War.

Retired Airforce about 6 years ago and continues to work on the AirForce Base as a civilian.

He is one of the most incredible men in the entire world. While his job has taught him to be in charge, in control, and authorative he still has a huge heart. He is fiercely loyal, loving, and devoted to his family and friends. At the same time he is very non-judgemental. I have made many mistakes over the years and he has always stuck by my side. He has always taken the time for me when I needed him. I have come to him with some things I am very ashamed of and he never once has put me down or said I was a bad person. I have let him down at times, and hurt his heart but he has never once for a second stopped loving me.

He is the kind of man I hope my boys end up being.

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Old 7th March 2005, 13:49   #19
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And I haven't served at all, just so you know k_rock
all you are going to "serve" are Frensh fries, happy meals etc

or was it burger king you were trying to get a job?

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Old 7th March 2005, 20:02   #20
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Thanks for the great replies everybody. Zootm, deeder, and mattress, can you post any names you'd like me to add? Everyone who has replied up to this point and the three I mentioned above if they get back to me can be assured that those names will appear on the skin. I have to get working on it, so anyone else who would like to add a name, post it here and I'll see if I can find room for it. Most likely I'll be able to, but no guarantees. Thanks again. , Matt

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Old 7th March 2005, 20:09   #21
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all you are going to "serve" are Frensh fries, happy meals etc

or was it burger king you were trying to get a job?
Best Buy. Not a burger joint

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Old 7th March 2005, 20:20   #22
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None. My great-uncle was in the far east in the navy in WW2 though.

The emphasis the US puts on veterans disturbs me. Like when they say, "I fought for your ass in da 'Nam", I'm sorry, but Vietnam was a pointless costly war which had no effect on US soil.




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How did it not effect U.S. soil? How many people lost their fathers, brothers, or sons? To me, that is a very large affect indeed.

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Old 7th March 2005, 22:15   #24
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They brought back some soil from Nam and mixed it with the soil in the U.S. and thusly was the soil affected.
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They brought back some soil from Nam and mixed it with the soil in the U.S. and thusly was the soil affected.
That is so witty

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I interpreted it literally, was that so wrong?
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The emphasis the US puts on veterans disturbs me. Like when they say, "I fought for your ass in da 'Nam", I'm sorry, but Vietnam was a pointless costly war which had no effect on US soil.
It's hard for those who aren't directly affected by the military to understand the honor we see in veterans' service. And for a long time, Vietnam Vets were spat upon by the general public.
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I think rabid & religious patriotism is more disturbing than anything having to do with the veterans.
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Old 7th March 2005, 23:04   #29
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Both my grandfathers served in WW2. One of them was an infantryman who landed on Omaha Beach at Normandy, D day. He had a 50/50 chance of surviving that day. I only regret that I didn't recognize the significance of his service until after he died in '91.

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Nice sig Geoff.
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the US Soldiers stinks alot me thinks b/c the aussies (me others) always have to clean up your mess

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Aussies clean up other people's messes? Explain.
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the US Soldiers stinks alot me thinks b/c the aussies (me others) always have to clean up your mess
You have some advanced ideas for a penal colony.
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Die please.
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That's okay you don't have to put my dad's name, I don't think he even thinks of himself as a veteran, he never saw combat, just hung out in italy. Use the space for someone who fought.
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