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I Am a Combat Veteran

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 124 People

    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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    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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    The first man I loved never slept.

    He would hold his dreams at arms length until the sun came up and it was safe to briefly shut his eyes. He was very quiet. When we were together, we would breathe the silence between us. Sometimes the complete lack of sound was too much for me, and I was frustrated: say...
    yourtheocean yourtheocean 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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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 5 Responses Apr 16

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    To all those that served in the military.

    ..Happy Veterans Day...I Did ....Us Navy....Thanks!!!!!
    SVengeanceBaile SVengeanceBaile 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 9

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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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    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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    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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    sapper325 sapper325 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 22

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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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    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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    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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    served four years active marine corps with one

    tour of Iraq. kill kill kill!
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 9 Responses Nov 11

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    I serve 6 years in the United States Marine

    Corps, Middle East at the Central Africa and West Africa. there are many things I can't speak about other veterans will tell you this especially if they have a security clearance or were privy to any information they could be deemed top secret I signed a decree of non disclosure...
    AntonioV AntonioV 46-50, M 6 Responses Dec 8

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    Aceandface

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

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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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    I love the USA, and I salute our Service Personnel and Veterans!
    theworldofbobby theworldofbobby 41-45, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    The men and women in/out of our military deserve so much more than what they are getting. I don't believe the amount of veterans that are out on the streets having to rely on...
    ES1497 ES1497 18-21 1 Response Dec 4

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    Hi. I'm new here and I thought I would say hi. I'm an Army veteran. I'm looking for others to connect with.
    smwebb smwebb 41-45, T 1 Response Nov 24

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    angelotpso angelotpso 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    A salute to all US military personnel past and present. Thank-you for your service and thanks to your families who we all know are the backbone of our nation.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 23

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    A few days ago, I was working and I stopped a marine and thanked him. A few minutes later, he comes walking back in with tears in his eyes. This man had gone through hell in...
    Siviglia Siviglia 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    been deployed with the 25th I love the army and I would do it all over if I got the chance next year my contract is up and I'll rejoin but ima try to get sf in my contract this...
    sapper325 sapper325 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    justinthebath justinthebath 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    I served two tours in the gulf as an Ordnanceman. Been out since 2004. I find myself missing it sometimes even though I disagree with the war.
    LovelyoneT LovelyoneT 31-35, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It is important to support our Troops especially after they retire from service.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    Through their helmet cams and what not. You men and women that serve, I can't say I appreciate what you do enough. Takes a real courageous person to go through what I'm seeing a...
    HeyIThappens HeyIThappens 18-21 1 Response Dec 8

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    orchids2blu orchids2blu 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    He is Steven Cook, Jr. and he is an Air Force veteran with 2 tours to the Middle East. He did not work combat missions. I think he's an electrician or something. He works on...
    Asilaya Asilaya 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    Does it worry you that the odds of you breaking up/divorcing with your military man are absurdly high if he sees combat? Or the fact that he's almost certainly going to get fat> As...
    TheNazarene TheNazarene 26-30, M 9 Responses Dec 11

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