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I Am An Army Veteran

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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 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 3 Responses Feb 4, 2010

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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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    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 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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    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 14 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I am not an army veteran

    but my boyfriend is. He is the most loving, kind and understanding man I have ever met and supports me through everything. He doesn't like talking about the army but he will talk about survival tips etc. Which i have no problem with. I never force him to talk about what...
    queensfool queensfool 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 Made A Mistake

    No one cares that I served my country. No one hires me because of it. I get discriminated against when I bring it up, so I try hard not to. I'm starting to think my resume would look better if I said I as unemployed for the years I served. I tell everyone not to bother -- there's...
    wtfimik wtfimik 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2012

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    Joined Up Again

    I was in Afghanistan if anyone wants to read that, we're not being deployed but I joined again. I'm afraid Ill be disabled when I come home if I do get deployed. I'm starting to regret this but my life's goin nowhere real fast so, whatever. Ill do it. Message to to. -Mitchell.
    Jackedlol Jackedlol 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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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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    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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    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...
    Digitaldork Digitaldork 31-35, M 7 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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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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    ***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 5 Responses Apr 4

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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 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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    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 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2010

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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

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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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    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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    First of all, for the love of God,

    don't thank me. The heroes came home with pieces missing or didn't come home at all. (Caveat: This does not apply to Medal of Honor recipients or other decorated veterans.) Second, those were the best four years and two deployments of my life. I knew precisely where I was...
    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 10

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    amosquito amosquito 31-35, M Feb 4

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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

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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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    Sapper779 Sapper779 41-45, M Jun 1

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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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    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 4 Responses Feb 6

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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

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    Related Experiences

    I've been through desert storm and Iraqi freedom. Infantry scout. I'm 90% disabled from an IED and no missing limbs but I stay pretty secluded at times. My friends don't understand...
    jokerstwn jokerstwn 46-50, M Aug 18

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    Rememberance Most people will rarely contemplate how many lives were sacrificed in 20th century by virtue of war. The number of fallen soldiers buried in the landscape, and with...
    quianominorleo quianominorleo 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm Brian and I'm a disabled veteran!!
    Brody999 Brody999 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 1

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    https://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/disabled-veteran-and-family-help/227780
    thedisabledveteran thedisabledveteran 31-35, M Sep 2

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    I come from an army family... In fact my parents meet in the army! We moved around and always came 2nd after the army. Now as an adult I would never even consider joining and if...
    kel25 kel25 26-30 Aug 26

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    After arriving at the unit, I've became completely and utterly disgruntled. I don’t care anymore! I really don’t give a ****, and that’s bad, but it’s becoming increasingly...
    sithdeominca sithdeominca 26-30, M Aug 21

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    Living without my love. My boyfriend and I have been together for a year and 8 months. In October of last year, he told me he wanted to join the Army. I supported him 100%. Though...
    KelseyVianna KelseyVianna 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I am an army brat, I wanna say the hardest part is making friends, I tend to do my own thing, and since I'm also an army wife now it's especially hard to make friends.
    thefeels21 thefeels21 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I'm new to the whole army balls, I think they are called battalion balls? But does anyone know when they are and does every state have one?
    lyssaraelou lyssaraelou 26-30, F Aug 18

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    Dual prognosis refers to your individual who is at the same time Dealing with equally a drug or Alcoholic beverages abuse problem as well as a behavioral or mental difficulty. By...
    Ethan614c4ap9 Ethan614c4ap9 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    What are people's thoughts on getting married young? I'm 19 and my boyfriend is 18- he's in the army and we've been talking about getting married so we can be together. Does anyone...
    Sinead432 Sinead432 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Off we go to Fort Riley. The house is all packed into a U-Haul and the bird is in his carrier and very unhappy about it. We're camping our way there so that should be interesting...
    WOwifeLaura WOwifeLaura 18-21, F Aug 25

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    I've never been so happy in my life! Tomorrow I finally fly out to Georgia to see my bf graduate from AIT. This has been a tough 3 months but I got through it. I wouldn't want my...
    macrenatoa macrenatoa 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Crazy to think that his bootcamp is 71 days and 58 days are already gone of that. After I see him at graduation and family day for two days it'll be a 140 day (or so) journey...but...
    LovedByASoldier LovedByASoldier 18-21, F Aug 29

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    So probably over the past year or so, a lot of people I know have the army or marines or Air Force and it has made me more aware and interested in it! If you are or have been in...
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    Army Girlfriend in need of advice and support! So my story is definitely different. My soldier and I have been dating for three months now. We met on an online dating site and...
    ashsager2012 ashsager2012 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I haven't heard from my boyfriend in weeks ever since he was shipped for BT in South Carolina. My friends don't know the pain or heartache so I hate talking to them about it... I...
    Harmonial Harmonial 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    My boyfriend of almost seven months is going to F. Benning soon for Basics. I never knew this is what he wanted to do until the third month. I was and still am so scared and...
    awoolwineC awoolwineC 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2

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