Military Roll Call! Veterans, GTFIH!

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  1. Phr3121

    Phr3121 Red Belt Platinum Member

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    I had forgotten how good this documentary was. 'Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam', 1987. It came out just before I went in in 1988.
     
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    FloridaCracker Dirty, Stinky, Greasy

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    Powell should be locked up for lying to the UN about Iraq. Absolute disgrace.
     
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    Phr3121 Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Powell wasn't lying to the UN. He had reservations about invading Iraq from the beginning. He made that very clear to President Bush. Powell went off the same intel that Bush had. Biased intel from the CIA. Biased by whom you may ask? Cheney and Rumsfeld. These two idiots are the ones that got us into Iraq. Powell followed orders like the good soldier he was. He regrets that UN incident to this day. He has some amazing stories of when he was a black 2nd Lieutenant of an all white Infantry Platoon - both stateside and in Vietnam. He was a good officer and his soldiers vouched for him and followed his every order. He ratted pretty high in his Ranger school class. Made his own coffee and copies at the State Department. Fixed the copy machine when it broke.
     
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    What law(s) did he break?
     
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    I use to show that doc in class each year.

    I used to start each class reading a letter from the book that doc was based upon.

    Towards the end of one term, one of my fellow teachers gave me the letter her older brother sent her from Vietnam before he was KIA.

    Powerful stuff.
     
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    Folks from both sides is the political divide in Foggy Bottom admired the guy. He knew how to manage a department sprawled out all over the globe. At the same time, the folks on the 7th Floor admired the fact that he knew diplomacy was a long haul, not something done within a blink of an eye.

    He used to tell his staffers: "Go home. There will stilI be plenty of work to be done in the morning."
     
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    Phr3121 Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Colin Powell - so much still ahead in the future...
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    Roaming East Ficti pravique tenax

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    The one we hanged a bunch of nazi pencil pushers for: Crimes against the Peace

    It’s that whole “you can’t start a war of aggression” thing. Lying about evidence and falsifying said evidence is also illegal
     
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    We live in the USA. That shit doesn’t apply.
     
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    heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

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    Left , Right, Lo , Right
     
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    heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

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    Dude my feet are killing me
     
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    Woldog твоя мама гей

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    Watching you guys talk about medals and citations is like watching coders speak about different codes. I have no idea wtf you're saying but it seems smart.
     
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    Well, it is not 'smart'. You can look up the chart for medals (each service) and their precedence. You can look up the requirement for each medal. It is somewhat like a 'mini' resume of your military career. The reality, in my opinion, is that they don't really matter. Some folks get them who shouldn't and others don't get them who should. There was stuff I did during my time in that was really hard, stressful, and time consuming, things I was proud of -- no recognition. Other things were 'petty' and I got an award for it. Hard to figure sometimes... Recognition from my soldiers was always much better than military awards.
     
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    Do you silently call cadence to your windshield wipers while driving in the rain?
     
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    Bro I'm screaming cadence in the Car , I dont even have tinted Windows . No fucks . It's helps keep my voice strong and it warms it up in the morning before I yell at recruits.
     
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    They should've eaten the birthday meal today, right?
     
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    They will get it on Saturday since the 10th is Sunday. These assholes graduate next week. Then I work for 2 weeks with another company the following Monday. Then I'll pick up a new platoon 1st week of December
     
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    Wait, you don't pick up with a new platoon?
     

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