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I Am An American Soldier

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    BadAppleBadSeed BadAppleBadSeed 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    once a soldier always a soldier. quit a 5 years ago after 3 years of service. serving changed my life and made it who i am today. wish more women would serve and learn that...
    Maddevall Maddevall 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I'm happy I was born I a country that would allow me to have so many freedoms... But the history of the country and the way it affects people even now really really bothers me. In...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    Give me a headstrong American woman anyday! My father, a native of Belarus, tried to run our house based on old fashioned tradionalist bullshit from the Stone Ages. Women should be...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M Jul 15

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    Casual relationships: This is the one where you, the American woman, think you’re dating this really nice Arab guy and it feels like it’s getting serious. 1. He says all the...
    alaacrot alaacrot 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    You want to know what's wrong? I'll tell you.... The guys here want to know what's wrong with us, Ladies. They want to know why we won't do what they say or why we won't worship...
    EmotionalPrincess EmotionalPrincess 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I am American born. My mom is American born and my dad is Canadian. So I'm like Canadian American....I guess.
    CheyenneScott CheyenneScott 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I have native american ancestry on both sides of my family. One of my mother's great grandmother was freed mulatto black slave who sought shelter at an Indian reservation...
    CheyenneScott CheyenneScott 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    My boyfriend left for basic training yesterday and I miss him like crazy already, I pray time will go by fast and I get to see him! Being a military girlfriend takes a strong...
    LovedByASoldier LovedByASoldier 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    It has only been two days and I have to wait till late November before I can see him again. He left the day before my 18th birthday and that hurt a lot. I don't know when his exact...
    allyson17 allyson17 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    i respect soldiers cause my father died in iraq but i hate wars
    kadencejames kadencejames 13-15, M 5 Responses Jul 4

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    Okay so how I've read that soldiers in basic get their phone every Sunday.. How long would they be able to call? And would they be able to text on Sundays too or just call? And how...
    LovedByASoldier LovedByASoldier 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    My relationship with my soldier isn't 100% legal. I'm in a relationship with a 19 year old and I'm 14. He is getting deployed soon and my family is worried that I won't stay loyal...
    elischaise elischaise 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    It's great that soldiers cared enough to fight for our country. But a hero is definitely NOT someone who goes to other countries and kills other people. It's stupid to kill people...
    alysssaa alysssaa 13-15, F 1 Response 4 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 26-30, F 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 15 hrs ago

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    I think I look a little bit Native American, but most people don't necessarily guess this is part of my ancestry. My grandma's grandma was a full blood Delaware Indian. Sometimes...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I have been in US for 2 years now. Honestly, I always have a dream that I can date an American girl and even get married though I'm Asian. It seems that I still get to know more...
    qizu qizu 22-25, M Jun 29

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    Occasionally I wonder: what if the government found a way to allocate reparations, the equivalent of that "40 acres and a mule" promised after the Civil War, to the descendants of...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I am a proud American! With July 4th upcoming I am especially thankful to God that I am an American. I pray that the new and future immigrants value freedom for all as much as...
    lad7466 lad7466 46-50, F Jul 1

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    I am a Native American man and it's nice to read stories of women who appreciate the beauty of Native American men. Thank you. You all are beautiful too.
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 31-35, M Jul 1

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    15 giveaways that you're American, written by a Non-American! My husband asked me if I had been EVERYWHERE!
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 11

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    I was born in Stuttgart Germany to an African-American woman who had grown disillusioned with the US Army and her forbidden Bosnian Serb lover(her commanding officer did NOT...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My American Dream? 1) A family of my own 2) Property and home paid off 3) A job that I enjoy with great benefits 4) A dependable (doesn't have to be new) vehicle which is also paid...
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M Jun 30

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    Why do Americans spell words so differently to the ACTUAL real word as it is in English?? I mean the word is FANTASISE not ...IZE.... it is COLOUR, not COLOR, it is NEIGHBOUR, not...
    spankwire spankwire 46-50, M 5 Responses Jun 30

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    Go Bears! American football is so awesome. There is nothing like it. It's a party every time my team is on.
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    Happy 4th if July to all my fellow Americans! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‡πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Y'all have a blast! I'm going to work in a couple hours πŸ˜•
    MrsGigalowJr MrsGigalowJr 26-30, F Jul 4

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    Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Americans
    codeblue665 codeblue665 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    As a proud African-American of this amazing country, HAPPY 4th FOR EVERYONE OUT THERE!
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    hey all my american EP people happy 4th july.
    shiva76 shiva76 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    So, I was on my paper route, and there was this house, two guys about my age were hanging out in the garage. And I handed one of them the paper, he said, thank you. I was like, you...
    theWonderingOne theWonderingOne 13-15, F Jul 8

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    Her story is following below in her own words I am an American woman and I met a nice Indian guy 6 years ago in 2004. I have been so in love with him and have been his girlfriend...
    AsfaqAlam AsfaqAlam 22-25, M Jul 9

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    I gotta vent a lil bit... Japan puts America to shame. Kudos to those who do either course, because no doubt it is incredibly hard. But the japanese course is so much harder, AND...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M Jul 14

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    I wasn't exactly born here, but I've been living in this country since 5 or so. I was originally born in England. :) But I've adapted to the American ways, I probably don't act a...
    MeowChan99 MeowChan99 13-15, F Jul 15

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    I'm Cherokee from both sides. I've very interested in the Native American and more specifically, Cherokee, culture and history. I believe I have more Cherokee blood than any white...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 16

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    I am American. Even tho I didn't know that was a race (but I do now :D)
    PinkParisChiffon PinkParisChiffon 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    My father was full blooded Native American. He was a mix of Cherokee and Blackfoot.... Love my heritage.
    SilveradoTexas SilveradoTexas 31-35, M Jul 17