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I Am An American Soldier

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    Have You Deployed? Please Help Me!

     Hi! 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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    A Soldier

    I have been in the army for 7 years and I am currently on my 3rd deployment. I suck's but it a job that put food on the table and provide my family with cloths and a roof over there head. It thought beening a soldier these days because we miss so much of our family lives. It...
    nb0898 nb0898 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 22, 2007

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    YES I Am

    I love being an american solder, and I'm willing to lose my life to protect my county, family and YOU. You don't need to thank me for my service but at some point, please shake the hand of some one who is or has served...
    longgun longgun 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 2, 2008

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    Afghan Tales

    First deployment, out on a base you'll never find on google maps. We get shot at every day, rockets, motars, the base gets enemies trying to force their way in. A rocket recently hit someone's room, destroying everything in it. But I love it out here, I hope we're making a...
    darkjace darkjace 26-30 1 Response Mar 10, 2012

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    My Son

    My Son has been gone a long time ...in navy SP OPS ..and we have very little emails and or calls from him ...and now he has gone and reuped for another 10 yrs ...we have only had him home once in 8 yrs time...and he didnt even get to come home when his dad died .. i know it's...
    goodseemore goodseemore 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2011

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    Okay, I'm going to spill it on here

    because I don't have anyone else who will understand and I find some support or advice or something. I was sworn in last January. I was so excited. I was going to wait until July to leave so I could walk the stage for my family. After I had lost the only job I have ever had and...
    Envy4 Envy4 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Waiting Game

    I am in the United States Navy. I am waiting to go to bootcamp in April. After that I will be on a ship for a year to pick a job I want. Then I will be stationed in Japan! I'm super excited and a little nervous.
    dancingbabe08 dancingbabe08 18-21, F Feb 13, 2011

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    Me? Well Of Corse I Am!

    I Used to Play war with My Brother and Sister when we where kids. Heh i remember Those days. Back then we thought war was Just a Fancy Game we could play. Hell where we wrong. 10 years Leater i joined the Marines and was in for hell a reckenin. I Had joined in time to Get sent...
    ForgottonSoldier ForgottonSoldier 31-35, M Nov 21, 2012

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    Future Soldier

    i joined the United States Army Reserves on nevember 4, 2011. i have a brother how is infantry, a best friend is a 92g and a boyfriend who is infantry. thay have a lot of influence on my decision to join. it takes guts to put your family and friends to go and learn how to defend...
    Armywifestrong2012 Armywifestrong2012 16-17, F Mar 2, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I just want to say thank you to all of our Canadian soldiers for serving all over the world, and especially in Afghanistan..I would also like to thank the American soldiers as well...
    CanadianVanstone123 CanadianVanstone123 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    A few months ago I met the man of my life: an American soldier, we fell in love and last month decided to move in together. It's been wonderful! Four weeks into our joined life, he...
    Ilgonza Ilgonza 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I take no moment for granted. I hold onto every touch, caress, kiss, every word. I have memorized the feel of his skin, his smell, the sound of his voice and I play it over and...
    macrenatoa macrenatoa 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    How long does it normally take before you hear anything about /from your soldier that's in OSUT? He shipped out to Fort Benning on the 12th? Any help/advice is greatly appreciated...
    ArmyFiancee20 ArmyFiancee20 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    I'm attracted to African american women I'm currently looking for someone. to be with
    david251 david251 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    The Revolution has to be Televised You will not be motivated to riot in the streets. You will not want to even get off the couch to look for the remote to change the channel...
    AfroerotiK AfroerotiK 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 11

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    At least not necessarily. Some soldiers are indeed heroes, but this country (the U.S.) has the definition of a hero backwards. A true hero is someone who does anything to prevent...
    heapograss heapograss 22-25, M Aug 8

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    I think most people would deny it, but they love being part of large groups. Everyone wants to be an individual but in the anonymity of large groups people seem to sink to lowest...
    lifeisforfree lifeisforfree 61-65, M a week ago

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    American girls are starved for sheer masculinity. They're prey to overtly masculine men since they're forced to function in a hyper lesbianistic culture where they're told to hate...
    TransientDude TransientDude 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    Tension between community, Ferguson police, deeply rooted by Mark Strassman/CBS News/August 19, 2014 Protesters say long before Michael Brown was killed, Ferguson cops policed by...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    "Holler If You Need Me!"Holler is a verb that means to call out loudly.The young man, though blind and lost on the pathway of life, listened to the commotion of the coming crowd...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    Men with fortitude are what American women need but will mostly run away from since these men expect a woman to know her place and act accordingly. Many women just wont want to...
    TransientDude TransientDude 26-30, M Jul 31

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    Um....I'm new here. I found this site very interesting....I just found out recently that I have some Native American in me....that's awesome. I'm super happy about it. I've always...
    UruhaHellion UruhaHellion 13-15, F Aug 5

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    Well, I live in Europe, never really met an Native American in person, but since i was about 11 i was obsessed about their culture. About their past and present. I actually went on...
    anouk33 anouk33 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I know many people out there are probably going through what im going through...being pregnant, having to go through a birth all by yourself , dealing with so many emotions is by...
    aiddet aiddet 31-35, F Jul 22

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    My boyfriend left for Afghanistan at the end of June and to be honest... The past month has been really tough for me. I know that I have no choice but to deal... But I still wish...
    texaswildfliwer texaswildfliwer 18-21, F Jul 23

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    My soldier has been gone for almost 2 months now and sometimes I feel like no one understands how it feels. Even though he hasn't been gone long, it still feels like forever.
    amberaate amberaate 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    Only 5 months into our relationship, I can honestly say that I have fallen in Love with my Soldier. I know that 3 months into the relationship I had already fallen for him, he knew...
    mrsgallegos mrsgallegos 18-21, F Jul 25

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    I hope my soldier knows how much I miss him. I went and had a bunch of pictures developed today to send to him.
    tianahull tianahull 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    My soldier left last Monday and ive already written him 4 letters. I was talking to one of his friends who also happens to be my best friends boyfriend. And i told him about me...
    tianahull tianahull 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    It's crazy knowing people that are going into the army or marines or navy, you tend to understand and appreciate all other soldiers more, because you know what they and their...
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F Jul 30

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    They give they're lives for us everyday, I especially thank my brother for his service to our country he saw a lot suffered PTSD but is a wonderful man and was a great soldier...
    ChandlerTitus1 ChandlerTitus1 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    Tomorrow will be the second week my soldier is off at basics. I still haven't gotten a letter or adress. I feel like it's never going to come. I miss him so much and none of my...
    tianahull tianahull 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I need advice. Here is some background knowledge: my boyfriend and I have been together for two years we have know from the start that we were meant to spend the rest of our lives...
    Paigebrianne0 Paigebrianne0 16-17, F 7 Responses Aug 3

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    When you just lay in bed wishing your soldier was next to you........
    macrenatoa macrenatoa 18-21, F Aug 4

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    All I want is to just have my soldier in presence😔 23 more days☺️
    macrenatoa macrenatoa 18-21, F Aug 5

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    I feel like I am about to completely break down. It's the beginning of week three that my soldiers been off at basics. I text his mom this morning to check on her and she told me...
    tianahull tianahull 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    2 weeks ago today I drove 40 hours to see my soldier... Time flew by so quick😔 23 more days!
    macrenatoa macrenatoa 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    My soldier says he loves me, and he's coming home to me in two weeks from deployment. We talk every single day.. usually video calls.. but he won't accept relationship status on...
    misslady88 misslady88 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I wish. It would have been exciting. I myself wanted to be a Soldier. Then gotten in to the thought to take a chance on a Shooting Star.What if it does fall and I miss the chance...
    PathologicalLair PathologicalLair 26-30, F Aug 11

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    Being in a two year relationship with a soldier who is deployed overseas is one of the hardest things I have ever done.
    aashley1989 aashley1989 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I always wanted to join the Navy, but my weight and ankle that has metal prevented me. I have family serving and have served in all branches. Thanks God for our soldiers🙏
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am now an American citizen. I was born in England in 1988 and in Cambridge. I became an American citizen in 2012 when I was in middle 20s.
    pregnantbride pregnantbride 26-30, F 9 Responses Jul 27

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    I'm three sixteenth Cherokee and one eighth Comanche. I've never been to a reservation in my life. My grandmother (the source of the Comanche and some Cherokee) was one of the most...
    ausofbounds ausofbounds 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    From a young age, I had always loved native american culture, so when I did more studies into our family's geneaology and discovered that we are in fact mostly native american it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 7

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    If you don't like the song I Am A Real American, than you are not a real American. Fact!
    animal47 animal47 22-25, M 8 Responses Aug 11

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    And I'm proud to be an American were at least i know I'm free. And i wont forget the men who died who died, who gave that right to me. And i gladly stand up next to u and defend...
    Blackbelt4ever Blackbelt4ever 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    AnasooyAathreya-SeshaAnjaneyakrishna Athrison : August 1952 I joined Medical College . August 1992 , my career in Bhaarath India is coming to an end and USA beckoned me . My...
    AATHREYAARBEEKAY AATHREYAARBEEKAY 36-40, M Jul 24

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    I am american and I want to bring back mullets and jean shorts!
    BadAppleBadSeed BadAppleBadSeed 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 24