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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-02-2010, 01:53 PM
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Amazing commercial! Really gave me a case of the 'goosebumps'!

Thanks to all of you who serve or have served in the past!

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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-02-2010, 05:12 PM
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I was stationed at Macdill AFB in Tampa FL during "Desert Storm." A small group of anti-military protesters started camping out on Dale Mabry Hghwy out front of the main gate. They had some pretty derogatory signs about us. Anyway within a couple days people started showing up everyday with American flags and patriotic signs. Within a week the road leading into the base was lined on both sides for a least 300 yards with folks cheering us as we drove through the gate to work and home too. They even chased off the protesters. They were there throughout "Desert Storm." It made me fell like "Superman", that is what America is all about. My time in the service was the greatest years of my life. God Bless America!!!

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I couldn't find the pics I told you about today, but a good friend of mine posted a video I made for our company party on YouTube. Below are the links to those videos. In video #1 at 0:58 to 1:01, you'll see the pic I was talking about. Btw, yes, that is me on the tire swing we made from an Iraqi MiG. (video #3 0:28 to 0:31) And for the record, the only video that has the original music I used is the third one. Apparently, there were copyright issues with the music on the 1st 2.




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Hi everyone. I'm Christine, a US Army vet. I served from 1997 to 2007. I had the honor of being the first woman in C Btry 1-126th Field Artillery. When I joined, I was a 17 year old 105lb cheerleader, lol. That changed REAL quick. You should have seen the guys' faces when I walked in. It wasn't pretty.

Over time, they corrupted me and I gained their respect. To this day, we are all still the best of friends. C Btry no longer exists, but we have a reunion every year. This is the pic from last year's (I'm the girl, lol):



After a few years, I transferred to the 32d Military Police Co. I spent 7 years in that hellish place. I was so used to my field artillery boys, and the MP company was a different world. There were whiny females everywhere and it drove me insane. I do, however, owe my life to one of them. She died doing my job in Iraq and I wouldn't be here today had she not volunteered to take my place. Took a sniper shot in the neck manning the 50-cal in the turret of my vehicle. I'll tell that story another time.

Anyway, this is me back in 2000 when I made Corporal.



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Hi everyone. I'm Christine, a US Army vet. I served from 1997 to 2007. I had the honor of being the first woman in C Btry 1-126th Field Artillery. When I joined, I was a 17 year old 105lb cheerleader, lol. That changed REAL quick. You should have seen the guys' faces when I walked in. It wasn't pretty.

Over time, they corrupted me and I gained their respect. To this day, we are all still the best of friends. C Btry no longer exists, but we have a reunion every year. This is the pic from last year's (I'm the girl, lol):



After a few years, I transferred to the 32d Military Police Co. I spent 7 years in that hellish place. I was so used to my field artillery boys, and the MP company was a different world. There were whiny females everywhere and it drove me insane. I do, however, owe my life to one of them. She died doing my job in Iraq and I wouldn't be here today had she not volunteered to take my place. Took a sniper shot in the neck manning the 50-cal in the turret of my vehicle. I'll tell that story another time.

Anyway, this is me back in 2000 when I made Corporal.



Nice to meet you all!
So nice to meet you, Christine! Congratulations on your successful tours and thank you very much for your service to our country!

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Ten96, what an amazing story. I join with Yogi in giving thanks for your service. You are truly a unique individual.

My brother just got back from the reunion of his old outfit in South Florida. They celebrated 50 years since the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis. Never have we come that close to World War III. God bless John F Kennedy for standing tall in those tense weeks, and all those who did their duty then.

You can see my attitude about the military in my signature below. Although my service to our country was miniscule, I respect each and every one of our military, current and veteran (and deceased). God bless y'all!!!!

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Thanks, guys! Nice to be here and to meet y'all, too!

And Giz, no service is ever miniscule. Ever.
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I'm a Lance Corporal in the USMC, I enlisted Sept 2015. I'm an 0311 Rifleman, part of 1st Battalion 3rd Marines. My tool of the trade is my M4 and the radio.


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