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I Was In the Army

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    Missed Opportunities

    Was in the army, never got to kill nobody, end of story.
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 30, 2008

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    Surprise On Returning Home

    When I returned home in eary '68 after spending the just over a year overseas receiving a hostile reception from civilians did not surprise me at all, given the unpopularity of Vietnam. What was astonishing was what happened when I went to the local American Legion post in hope...
    alikat2 alikat2 66-70, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2011

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    Served 4 years. Went the Germany.

    Hated every day of it but glad I did it.
    btorn btorn 36-40, M 3 Responses May 18

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    "Stay Low, Move Fast,

    Shoot First, Die Last, One Shot, One Kill, No Luck, All Skill." Lol I felling BadAss today.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16, 2014

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    Cookingmonster360 Cookingmonster360 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    Why Is The Sky Blue?

    Just kidding. Hehehe to each his own I say. I just like to **** pog... I mean people off.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4, 2012

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    I still serve in the army - Israeli army.

    I hate it but more 3 months - I finish, yay! :D
    Dana1212 Dana1212 18-21, F 6 Responses May 25

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    Thank You For Your Service

    So, I've been in the Army for six years. I've loved every minute of it. On several occasions I've had people come up to me and thank me for my service....even got hugged while in uniform. On one such occasion I was waiting in line at a Hallmark.....Mother's Day card in hand. A...
    Dil77 Dil77 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    Have You Deployed? Please Help Me!

      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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    My War In a Nutshell

    I find it rather ironic that I was more nervous about going to Basic than I was going to war.  I understand there there were certain issues governing each individual departure--for example, when I was leaving for Basic, it would be the longest and farthest I had ever...
    Harui Harui 26-30, F Feb 21, 2009

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    Free

    I joined the British Army straight out of high school at the age of 16 as I wanted to get on with my life rather than spend more time in education. I was recommended to work in Military Intelligence which I was very happy about at the time as I was expecting to be infiltrating...
    L3r0y L3r0y 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2008

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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 stereotypical none sense! Yes I handled guns yes I got shot yes I lost people but I kept on fighting. This world is destroying me all...
    MyPreciousHeart MyPreciousHeart 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 5

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    Combat Engineer

    About 13 Years in the Royal Australian Engineers.
    Lekhite Lekhite 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 30, 2008

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    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 2 Responses May 18

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    23 Years Of Service

    Retired field grade officer, Medical Service Corp. Assigned to MEDDAC West Point, Ft. Dix, BAMC among others.
    railfan4019 railfan4019 61-65, M Dec 23, 2012

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    Loved It

    i want to re-up, i just need to lose 100 pounds... got a little lazy after i got off active duty.
    astounded1088 astounded1088 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 16, 2012

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    was a 31L-cable dog. was in from 1999-2003.

    got to spend all 4 years in Germany . got out cause it was not for me . it was not about who did the best job it was about who had the nose burred the deepest.
    chat68chat chat68chat 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2014

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    About Me

    British armoured cavalry. One of those snooty regiments, hundreds of years old (older than the USA by 100 years). Heavy tanks (or MBT's as we called them).  Managed 9 years in total before deciding to try life as a civvy again.  Wish I'd stayed in now.
    Danny1000 Danny1000 51-55, M Nov 7, 2011

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    And That Sucked!

    In the country I live, either military service or non-military service is obligatory for all men. I chose military service even though I wasn't motivated at all. I'm not interested in weapons or anything related, so it was all just boring s***. Luckily the service lasted only...
    Randomizedguy Randomizedguy 18-21, M Sep 30, 2009

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    I spent 2 1/2 years in the Army

    as a 19D. I was stationed at Ft. Benning GA. Kelly Hill. HHC 1/30th 3rd Inf Brigade. I enjoyed serving as wish I would have been able to stay in. I was Medically discharged in 1998. I still miss Army life more than anything in the world.
    armon6869 armon6869 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2014

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    Noses To The Sky, Everybody...

    I was a radar operator in the army. 62nd HAWK Anti-Aircraft, Delta Battery in Essentho, then West Germany... Charlie and Delta were housed in Essentho and were operational for two weeks, Alpha and Bravo were at Korbach and took the other two weeks. When being stand-by, sometimes...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 24, 2011

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    I never got to really serve my country.

    ..I got discharged from ft. Jackson for medical problems. I will never get to go back:(
    purplebatman17 purplebatman17 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2014

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    Eight Years

    Although it still doesn't feel like it, I was in the Army for eight years.  I didn't much like it, but it's a part of me now.  I was also in Iraq for a year and a half, in '04 and '05.  I have a few stories, but right now it's almost 3 AM.  I'll be back...
    Harui Harui 26-30, F Feb 21, 2009

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    It all started on Twitter. I posted a selfie, a girl from my college quoted and retweeted it with the quote, "Omg look at this ugly loser! Oh, and she's still single how sad. You...
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    This morning when I woke up I was feeling a bit frisky. The sad thing is, I was alone. WHERE IS MY CUDDLE BUDDY WHEN I NEED HIM???
    saram1985 saram1985 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    only sometimes...I was a nervous wreck yesterday and couldn't stop fidgeting with my hands...I couldn't snap out of the daze I was in
    wingedjaguar wingedjaguar 22-25, F 7 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    My girlfriend of 8 years, cheated on me last year. Kept the affair going for 6 months. We are trying to work it out but I sometimes can't shake it. Is the affair REALLY over? Will...
    oyveyagain oyveyagain 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    http://www.infidelityhelpgroup.com/2014/08/06/their-affair-was-your-fault/ I found I definitely blamed myself when I found out and in some ways still do. I waited too long to do...
    sp7799 sp7799 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Ok. I will post this but kinda know what I'm gonna get. Karma. Sure. So my friends here know what I'm like. Cheater, *****, selfish. Well I've not been on here for a while as I've...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 26 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    As people always say, it's a long story which ended almost 3 weeks ago. We're getting along quite well on a long distance relationship. I’m married, he lives with her girlfriend...
    lenamar2007 lenamar2007 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    I was molested as a child by my father, and was made to think that it was my own fault that it happened. It created skewed thinking that made me wish I had never been born, and a...
    justbnatural justbnatural 18-21, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I was abused when I was a child. I'm 22 now and have a 1 year old and trying so hard to deal with my, I have had counselling on many occasions with different people and I still...
    JenniferSmith2658 JenniferSmith2658 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I grew up in the seventies and early eighties, when spanking was still relatively common. I witnessed spankings at school, at friends' houses, and on a couple of occasions while...
    Mort48 Mort48 46-50 7 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    when i was 12 years old i got kidnnaped by 2 young girls in my neigberhood
    boydude boydude 22-25, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    One thing I've been taught after being forced into musicals was the ability to hide my emotions and put on a braver face. it's the only way I can get through the days lately by...
    LoveLessOne97 LoveLessOne97 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I'm fairly new to all of this. But my boyfriend is an infantry solder in the British army and after three months of being apart he was due home on Friday. He lost his passport and...
    Nicolejmc Nicolejmc 18-21 4 days ago

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    My father was a forward observer in WII. The observer must be acutely aware of the position and movements of friendly troops as well as those of opposing forces. Because of the...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    1ST PHONE CALL TODAY AND IT WAS AMAZING!!! Man, I missed his voice. Literally ran outside when I heard his ringtone! Man, 30 more days!!!!!
    TRandolph20 TRandolph20 18-21, F a week ago

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    Being an army girlfriend is an emotional roller coaster, but it's worth it
    KatelynR87 KatelynR87 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My boyfriend is in the army reserves and he just got sent away for the first time. We have never been apart for more than a few days and now he is gone for awhile. How do you guys...
    Amorgan1991 Amorgan1991 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    My boyfriend is in the army. He is a soldier. He was loving when he first came back but then he was lost. He did not know how to live in the civilian world. He had grown so...
    ZKarina ZKarina 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I am new to this. When I met my boyfriend who is 44, he was a civilian and we dated for a year and a half. I thought we were getting married soon and then he got notice of job...
    spboothe spboothe 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    Yaaaayy I get to see my soldier in 2 days!!! It's been the quickest 3 months but i thought about him and missed him every single day... :D Any girls out there who are looking for...
    linda937 linda937 18-21, F Jun 15

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