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I Am An Army Veteran

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    US Army enlisted 1986 FT Campbell

    and Germany !!!! Got out in August 1990 And promptly got recalled as an IRR for Desert Storm..... Ended up back with my unit from Campbell.... Lol. Best part was I got to ETS twice :)
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 17, 2014

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    ***A VETERAN*** Whether on active duty,

    retired, national guard or reserve, or justserved, is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America, " for an amount of "up to and including my life." That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country who...
    ken757 ken757 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 4, 2014

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    I'm an uk combat veteran

    that is struggling being back in civillian life
    timbo76 timbo76 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    Yep, I am one. Did a little over 6 years,

    97-03. Germany, Kansas (with a field trip to Kuwait), and Maryland. Made some lifelong friends, would do it again in a heartbeat.
    GuardDuck GuardDuck 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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    1998-2002

    I had the privilege of working for Uncle Sam during some fairly quiet years.  I joined in the fall of 98, went to basic and AIT at Ft. Benning, GA.  Got to the 101st in the spring of 1999 and basically was in Ft. Campbell until I got out in September of 2002. ...
    MstuckF MstuckF 31-35, T Nov 12, 2009

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    I Have Been Trying To Get A Va Home Loan.

    I have never done any thing like this before. So please bear with me while I try to tell my story.About three years ago my step-daughter had a baby girl and would not take care of her so my wife and I strated taking care fo the child. she has turned into a beautiful child and I...
    FIREWALK01 FIREWALK01 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2010

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    Saving Private Ryan Movie

    Ever seen the saving private Ryan Movie? Does the US Gov't get the only son of Veterans of harms way, or is that all hollywood  BS? Probably questions coming in to elected officials!!!! I was the only son of a Navy Veteran who was on a destroyer USS Massey as a fire...
    matuscak1961 matuscak1961 46-50 1 Response Apr 9, 2010

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    amosquito amosquito 31-35, M Feb 4, 2014

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    Reunion

    This might sound selfish. Or maybe you will understand. I know i'm gonna ramble so please bare with me. The closer this gets, the more excuses i come up with. **** lucky for me life throws enough obstacles in my way that i might not even have the money to go. Then the remorse and...
    whatistheprob whatistheprob 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    Combat Engineer

    i was a combat engineer in the U.S.Army for about 2 years. i was i Bosnia for 3 months. When i first got there i was a PFC(E-3). my first combat experience was only 5 days after i arrived there. My squad leader was shot and killed, and my fellow soldiers asked me to lead them...
    friendlyspaz522001 friendlyspaz522001 22-25, M 2 Responses May 12, 2008

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    I Served...

    I served in the army for seven years. I did two tours in Iraq as an infantryman with the 25th id. What an awesome experience.
    Fuknsos Fuknsos 31-35, M Oct 6, 2012

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    OIF!!

    I went to Iraq for a 1.5 years, and it changed me forever. I always lived life to the fullest and had crazy stories before I ever went there, but I mean something about being in the middle of a war-zone, getting shot at and IED's going off all around on the road between missions...
    JonnyCecil JonnyCecil 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 18, 2013

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    British Army Veteran

    No Victoria Cross, no other bravery awards - just a soldier who did his job.
    Danny1000 Danny1000 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    I'm An Army War Veteran

    That's right, Huuuh and a Hoo Rah to the armed forces. We're all on the same side I typed in two calls.. I only know Army and Marines, no disrespect to the other guys I just never saw any of em in combat so don't know if they got one. Anyway just glad to add my story with fellow...
    vavaeon vavaeon 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 2, 2011

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    Biggest Achievement But Not the Best Choice

    Basic Training was at Fort Jackson, SC from November 1987 to January 1988. AIT was at Fort Gordon, GA from January 1988 to April 1988.  (36M) First duty station was Fort Bragg, NC from April 1988 to April 1989. Second duty station was Uijongbu, Korea from...
    DunnoNeed DunnoNeed 41-45 Apr 4, 2009

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    I Wish I Was Still In The Army

    Hello all I served with the Army for twelve years, Brittish Army 10th Btn Parachute Rgt, I miss it.
    rareg247 rareg247 51-55, M Jun 21, 2011

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    11-11-11

    November 11th is Veterans Day. Don't forget to raise a toast, and if so inclined a prayer, to friends and family who have served, and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can be free. To them we owe a special debt. Thank You one and all, and may God continue...
    donh2989 donh2989 41-45, M Nov 10, 2011

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    Officially....

    As of 17 AUG 09. I am discharged from the Army National Guard and assigned to the Retired Reserve. Type of discharge : Honorable Sgt Christopher John Pollock ( RET.) 26 MAR 1986 - 26 MAR 1988 3 YRS 24 DEC 1990 - 17 AUG 2009  18 YRS 7 MONTHS 25 DAYS    ...
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M 10 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    Fng

    I'm new to EP and the group.  I'm still active duty stationed in GA,  18 years in, 3 deployments, and looking forward to retiring
    irishmick irishmick 46-50, M Oct 10, 2011

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    Still Miss It Sometimes But I Was

    Wronged-December 1988-July 2000. I was shipped off to Gulf War/Desert Storm 1990-91 under 'Stormin Norman 'at 20 and saw way more than any one should see in a life time but I loved it. I didn't choose to leave the service in 2000. I was FORCED due to an ongoing international...
    45ChocNFab 45ChocNFab 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Forever Alone

    i am a disabled veteran who joined the army in 1980 right out of high school, just wanting to get out of a gang infested city in Los Angeles, i made it thru basic but while in AIT at Ft Lee Virginia i was sexually assulted by a fellow soldier, my life was never the same, although...
    latinlaydey latinlaydey 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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    I started at the age of 17 still in high school

    I join the army National Guard, I graduate high school the following summer and went to Basic and AIT at Ft Jackson SC (tank Hill)return home and try college for a year, I transfer from the National Guard to Regular Army and serve 4 years, I serve a total of 6 years 79-85...
    no2clothes no2clothes 51-55, M Feb 4, 2014

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    I Was In the Army Too.

    I went to basic at Ft McClellan, AL in 1973, AIT twice at Ft Jackson, SC and even did a tour at Karlsruhe, Germany for 16 months. Loved it. I was in from 1973-1976 then again from 1980-1982 where I was stationed at Ft Ord, CA. I was even stationed in Presidio of SF, CA back...
    brat58 brat58 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    Please watch this video it is called United

    nation it is very touching!!!! I am proud to be one of the singers :) EP Link
    Kenziebear44 Kenziebear44 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Here We Go Again, Same Old Stuff Again

    I served on Active Duty from November of 1987 to November of 1991.  And spent a little less than 2 years in the National Guard after that.  I am proud of having served my country, especially my service during Desert Shield/Storm.  The only thing I wish I had done...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 16, 2009

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    I'm the youngest war Veteran ever in all

    history 😐 I have no life. What else was I suppose to do. Parents dead,whole family died on a holiday 😒 It's only me. What else do I do? Sit here and be miserable and useless ? I've been shot and stared dead straight into the eyes. I've seen heaven. I've been to hell and...
    shaunyy0911 shaunyy0911 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    Please watch this video it is called United

    nation!!!! It is very touching and beautiful!!!! I am proud to be one of the singers!!!! God bless America and enjoy!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_XL5fYIC5o&sns=sms
    Kenziebear44 Kenziebear44 22-25, F Jan 2

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    Rainbow Division And Beyond

    13Sep70 enlisted in AG Co. 42d Inf. Div. NYARNG. Basic training and infantry (11B) AIT at Ft. Jackson. Infantry OCS to 2Lt MSC assigned to 102d Med Bn, 42d ID, NYARNG Jul72. Transfer to 348th General Hospital, 79th ARCOM assist S-3; 1977 - 1983. MOS change from 67B field medical...
    railfan4019 railfan4019 61-65, M Feb 17, 2013

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    Can I Ever Find My Soul Again?

    "It's the cold, blunt truth. There was a little girl that died." There was a car bomb that -- what happened was, there's an Iraqi police station and right next to it was, like, a coffee shop, and a lot of the police officers would go there to get coffee in the mornings. There...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    I'm An Army Veteran At The Age Of 22!

    Hi! I'm new to this site, thought I'd share my story! :) I'm a 22 year old female, Army Veteran. I was in for only 9 months!! I wanted to serve the 5 years I enlisted for, get out and pursue a career in Law Enforcement! I was 31B- MP... My training was Osut at Ft...
    thatgirlx0x0 thatgirlx0x0 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 4, 2010

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    Oscar5kilo/mike7/kilo9

    I loved being in the Army. I grew up in a military family. My parents were both in the Armed Forces, and met at the Pentagon in 1963. My mother was a W.A.C. ( Women's' Army Corp ), and one of the first 5 W.A.C.s to be trained on IBM computers. She met my father ( who...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 13 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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    I Apologize For the Confsion...

    My story in this group is under DunnoNeed.  
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 5, 2009

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    Joined the army fresh out of high school 7yrs

    ago in may. Deployed twice. It's crazy to look back on everything I have seen and been put thru because of the army. Don't regret one bit :)
    Kehau89 Kehau89 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I personally want to thank all of our veterans regardless of service, rank, and position held during their service to our wonderful nation. My husband and I have been in the Air...
    femaleinhomesaunaandpool femaleinhomesaunaandpool 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 4

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    I Served for the British army for 2 years go on say it "girls can't be in armies there to weak there to stupid especially blonde girls" you know what I'm done with all this...
    MyPreciousHeart MyPreciousHeart 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 5

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    I'm going to Texas for Spring Break. I just had a fight with my boyfriend because he said he doesn't want me to meet some of the Army wives of his friends'. I asked him if I could...
    cabp24 cabp24 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    My boyfriend will be joining the army in a couple of months. I don't know how to cope with it. I am too afraid to lose him and don't wanna let him go, but at the same time, I wanna...
    AliciaJean AliciaJean 16-17 3 Responses Mar 10

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    My name is Starr, my boyfriend just left for Army Basic Training about a month ago and sometimes it's hard to remember that every day that passes it'll bring me and him together...
    StarrC787 StarrC787 18-21, F Mar 11

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    it's so hard talking to my friends about my man they just don't understand the whole army aspect. it's not there fault but with there was someone who could relate.
    kristykaz121 kristykaz121 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    So I am really bummed out. I got married to the best hubby ever 9 months ago and we planned have having a beautiful ceremony when he returns from Germany. Married in 2014 and...
    ElvishArmyWife ElvishArmyWife 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I am going to be moving here next year. Would love to get to know some of you Army wives/girlfriends at Fort Hood! 😊
    mirandab3 mirandab3 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I want to be in the army with my friend but idk cuz r gfs arent agreeing
    lostbrokeheart lostbrokeheart 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I want to be int the army but I can't join due to partial blindness in my left eye.
    DPenrose28 DPenrose28 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am. 93-05. Not willing to talk about just yet. Bad taste in mouth still on how I was med boarded.
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    I recall coming ashore in Beirut. Everyone was shooting at someone. Hezbollah, Christians Israelis and of Course the New Jersey tossing 2 ton 16 inch rounds into the Shute...
    ImHungry2 ImHungry2 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 6

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