I Am Former Military

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    My military wife: For over 35 years,

    this had been our life.  So many places visited, so many wonderful memories, met so many amazing people, and made some of the best friends anyone could ask for.   As we wait for orders for our next adventure. (Newer and brighter I hope) Lots of moving... Moving... Moving...
    biffsteele biffsteele
    61-65, M
    Jan 9

    “Moral courage is the most valuable

    and usually the most absent characteristic in men.” – General George Patton Jr
    biffsteele biffsteele
    61-65, M
    Dec 20, 2015

    Retired from (a lot of) active duty about 4

    years ago. Retirement is everything that I had hoped it would be. Loving life here.
    biffsteele biffsteele
    61-65, M
    1 Response Sep 27, 2015

    I Am Now Officially Humbled...

    "You don't know what you got til it's gone..." I was doing research on some challenge coins I have and it has come to my attention that two of the three Army Units to which I belonged no longer exist. I thought back to how the sun didn't set in the summertime in Germany until 213...
    misspinkrebel misspinkrebel
    31-35, F
    Jun 9, 2011

    "From this day to the ending of the world,

    But we in it shall be remembered- We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition; And gentlemen in England now-a-bed Shall think themselves accurs’d they were...
    biffsteele biffsteele
    61-65, M
    Jan 16

    Fate whispers to the Warrior: "You cannot

    withstand the storm" And the Warrior whispers back: "I am the storm!"
    biffsteele biffsteele
    61-65, M
    1 Response Nov 25, 2015

    Somewhere a “True Believer” is training to

    kill you. He is training with minimal food or water, in austere conditions, training day and night. The only thing clean on him is his weapon and he made his web gear. He doesn't worry about what workout to do - his ruck weighs what it weighs, his runs end when the enemy stops...
    biffsteele biffsteele
    61-65, M
    Oct 6, 2015
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