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I Am a Combat Veteran

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    Manchu

    I spent 7 years in the Army Infantry including the invasion of panama and year and a half in korea.
    WedgedBear WedgedBear 36-40, M May 16, 2008

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    For Life....

    I did a 13 month tour 04-05 in Mosul, Iraq.  Def was no candyland back then and I'm sure it isn't now either.  I'm grateful for my life and it puts a smile on my face to see all those who are here, and it keeps me humble to when I think of my fallen comrads...
    Soul656 Soul656 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 29, 2010

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    Time To Speak...just A Little

    I stumbled across this group tonight. Its almost as if by design that I found it. You see in late 2003 I deployed to Iraq and stayed in country until 2005. What I brought home was just something I thought was mine alone, but some of your stories have inspired me to write one of...
    detranger detranger 41-45, M 11 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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    Have You Deployed? Please Help Me!

      My fiance is currently deployed to Iraq and I'm doing some research about soldier deployments. If you've deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, please help me out and take this survey! It will only take about 5 minutes- Thank you! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm...
    TGRecruitment TGRecruitment 22-25 Nov 28, 2009

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    Aceandface

    just want to talk to somebody
    aceandface aceandface 41-45 3 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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    Anyone Else This Unhappy?

    U.S. Army 90-98 / Desert Shield-Desert Storm / Mogadishu, Somalia (multiple) / Rwanda / Monrovia, (sorry, can't put the name of the country here because spam filters on this site won't allow it) / Bangui, Central African Republic / I was almost always deployed during my...
    Sacknut Sacknut 41-45, M Apr 17, 2013

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    Big Red One

    1st Infantry Division "The BIG Red One"1st Brigade Combat Team. "Devil Brigade"2nd Battalion.34th Armored Regiment "Deadnaughts"2004-2009.O-2 Moore, William C.Iraq.Wounded. Shrapnel to the right side of the face.Lost a eye and hearing in the right ear. And would do it all over...
    WCMoore WCMoore 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2011

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    Oh Martu

    Sandstorms and bullets: our worst enemies. All too present and seemingly deliberate in this land. Like the enemy, the barrel of the deserts' gods seem aimed at us. Watching us. Hunting us like fowl through the canyons. The plagues of Egypt decend on us daily; be it in blood...
    Nerethbrego Nerethbrego 26-30, M Sep 10, 2013

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    I am currently in a dilemma,

    to go or stay...No I do not mean suicide, although it does not mean that it didn't cross my mind once or twice. Do I consider myself normal, well the better questions is what is normal, how do you delineate normal from abnormal nowadays.  
    Sabot1972 Sabot1972 41-45, M Aug 8

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    Six Months

    I served in operation desert shield/storm in 1991. From Saudi Arabia, into Iraq. All the way to Kuwait City
    teleman teleman 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 29, 2009

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    3 Times

    Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan.  Okay, I can't really count Bosnia but I got hostile fire pay there.  : )  Former 19D/31U, always used out of context lol.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 7, 2011

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    Spent a Year In Baghdad

    2004-5 with the 1st Cavalry Division and the 3rd Infantry Division.
    NattyBumppo NattyBumppo 46-50, M Aug 1, 2008

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    I was an intelligence analyst.

    I deployed twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. I "saw" combat all the time, through the reports and the pictures coming across my desk. I was only "in" combat twice. Both times were in my first deployment to Iraq, from Feb '04 - Feb '05. Both times, my convoy (once it...
    cw2pieper cw2pieper 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 16

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    Rakkasan

    B or HHD Co 2/187th Infantry 3rd Brigade 101st Airborne/Air Assault, baby oct 1990 - 1994 Desert Shield/Desert Storm Deployment Were u there? I was Ne Desit Virtus
    PrismEntity PrismEntity 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 22, 2011

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    Six Months

    I served in operation desert shield/storm in 1991. From Saudi Arabia, into Iraq. All the way to Kuwait City
    teleman teleman 36-40, M Nov 29, 2009

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    2 Tours

    A company 5/87th Inafantry 89-90-Panama Invasion(invasion?-hell, I was stationed there!) A company 3/327th Infantry 90-93-Desert Sheild/ Storm-oddly enough the Panamanians put up a harder fight.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 28, 2012

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    A Soldier Returns Home, A Honest Account Of Living W Ptsd. Psychology Homework July 2010

    17July2010 By Charles Scott In this weeks homework assignment I was tasked with the objective to explain a behavior that would be considered strange, unusual and/or abnormal. I have chosen to recall my own experiences and attempt to explain the cause and effects of Post...
    autonomous138 autonomous138 26-30, M 5 Responses Jul 22, 2010

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