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renter Donating Member (106 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:58 PM
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My nephew is now a soldier.
At 11:00am today my honor student nephew was sworn in at Ft. Benjamin Harrison. He wants to be an infantryman. In three years he wants to go to a police academy to fullfill his dream of being a policeman. May God watch over him.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:00 PM
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1. May The Lord watch over him. eom
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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:03 PM
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2. Tell him he's in god's heart, because he is in gods, for me.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 08:04 PM by bonito
All he has to do is to listen freely without judgment.
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Tux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:03 PM
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3. I hope he makes it
And comes back in one piece and healthy.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:03 PM
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4. why didn't he want to go to college?
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Tux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:04 PM
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5. Maybe
G.I. Bill? College is expensive. I want to get a 2nd bachelor's but till I win the lottery or get a decent job (lol in KY), I have to wait.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:07 PM
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10. Sorry, I am from California
and if you are a resident, and go to a state UC school, or junior college they do everything to help with the costs

I wish him well. It has to be the worst time to go in now, with the people who are in charge now

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renter Donating Member (106 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:49 PM
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21. He wished to enlist
My nephew did not wish to go to colledge.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:47 PM
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23. I wish him a safe return
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:04 PM
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6. Your honor student nephew is an honorable man.
May God bless him and keep him.
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knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:05 PM
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7. i hope the army lets him out when he expects
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:06 PM
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8. We'll have a new Commander in Chief someday
January 20, 2009 to be exact. At least now we can see the distant light at the end of the tunnel.
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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:06 PM
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9. God bless him!!!
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 08:07 PM by Rick Myers
I spent time at Ft. Ben in the mid-70's as an Air Force Info Specialist and again with a private company right after 9/11. I never failed to salute the base flag! FT. Ben is an honorable place, and I wish him ALL the best!!!

:kick:

on edit: Welcome to DU!!!!!
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:11 PM
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11. my nephew, Jon
is going to Iraq in November. He's in satellite communications. I'm worried sick. He knows I hate this war. I hope your nephew will be okay. It's really hard. My 25 y/o son was discharged from the Army last August. I thank my lucky stars every day that he only had to go the North Korea for a year and not over to Iraq.
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jedr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:13 PM
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12. Welcome to D/U;
You'll receive a lot of support here....many of us 'nam vets lurking around, and will give support when needed... give your Nephew some credit, he's smart and motivated...he should be O.K., but I hate to tell you he will never be the same as you know him now.
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:17 PM
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15. Hey - 'nam vet -
thank you for your service. I don't know if you enlisted or were drafted, but either way, thanks. We appreciate your sacrifice.
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jedr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:31 PM
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18. thanks...USN '66-'70 served aboard the USS Forestall..n/t
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:41 PM
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19. Forrestal - the air craft carrier built in the BNY.
I'm a little familiar with it for reasons I can't explain :D
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koopie57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:17 PM
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13. I wish my nephew would enlist
now hear me out before kicking me. My dad died when I was five and if it were not for social security and other social programs, we would have grown up living on the streets. Because of social programs, two of my brothers are doctors, one is a CPA.

My brother, the pathologist, went to Vietnam. When he left, his goal in life was to become a small town doctor getting paid in chickens and apple pies, but he changed to being an ugly republican. His kids had every luxury they wanted, a private education complete with a little red sports car, and traveled, etc. His son, an arrogant republican, said during a x-mas get-together that he thought they should get rid of all social programs cuz they don't help anyway. I was dumbfounded! This kid has no idea what social programs can do cuz he has never met anyone who was not one of the wealthy people.

Now, enlisting is extreme, but unless he does something so drastic, he will vote for the craziest damn republican that decides to run. He is so arrogant and exhibits no critical thinking skills. He spouts Rush Limbaugh and thinks he is funny and that we think the things he says are unique and insightful.
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jedr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:52 PM
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22. Needs a "Yellow Elephant" sticker on his car;
And a good chewing out by Boss Hog!
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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:17 PM
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14. Godspeed! n/t
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:19 PM
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16. I am sincerly greatful for his service to our nation.
He will put his life on the line so that we can have ours in peace and security. Thank You!

:patriot:
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cloud75 Donating Member (737 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:30 PM
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17. you and him have a prayer coming from south texas.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:45 PM
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20. Those boys look after each other
My son is on his second tour in baghdad-I'll keep your nephew in my prayers....
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