Read this and think!!!!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Arkie55, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Arkie55

    Arkie55 New Member

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    Your alarm goes off, you hit the snooze and sleep for another 10 minutes.



    He stays up for days on end.
    _________________________



    You take a warm shower to help you wake up.



    He goes days or weeks without running water.
    __________________________



    You complain of a "headache", and call in sick.



    He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.
    __________________________



    You put on your anti war/don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up
    with your friends.



    He still fights for your right to wear that shirt.
    __________________________



    You make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket.



    He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags.
    __________________________



    You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you.



    He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.
    __________________________



    You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.



    He walks the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.
    __________________________



    You complain about how hot it is.



    He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his
    brow.
    __________________________



    You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order
    wrong.



    He doesn't get to eat today.
    __________________________



    Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.



    He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.
    __________________________



    You go to the mall and get your hair redone.



    He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today.
    __________________________



    You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.



    He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.
    __________________________



    You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.



    He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.
    __________________________



    You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.



    He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.
    __________________________



    You roll your eyes as a baby cries.



    He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll
    ever meet
    __________________________



    You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.



    He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers
    why he is fighting.
    __________________________



    You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.



    He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded.
    __________________________



    You see only what the media wants you to see.



    He sees the broken bodies lying around him.
    __________________________



    You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.



    He does exactly what he is told.
    __________________________



    You stay at home and watch TV.



    He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat.
    __________________________



    You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable.



    He crawls under a tank for shade and a 5 minute nap, only to be woken by
    gunfire.
    __________________________



    You sit there and judge him, saying the world is probably a worse place
    because of men like him.







    If only there were more men like him!



    If you support your troops, re-send this to everyone you know,



    If it gets to another veteran who hasn't received it yet, it will bring
    back memories.





    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you,
    Jesus Christ and the American G. I.
    One died for your soul, the other for your freedom
     
  2. bigmike

    bigmike New Member

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    That is a great post brother, glad i got to read it. Purty much all my uncle's served in the service and you know what The gentlement in the service don't get the recognition they deserved. So from my heart everyone serving this fine country my hats off to you and God Bless.
     

  3. crome

    crome New Member

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    i like that thanks
     
  4. channelcat_tracker

    channelcat_tracker New Member

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    i know that one day, i may be joining the army to serve for my country. great post brother and reps on the way!
     
  5. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Gives a body much food for thought.Reps to ya,thanks for postin!:smile2:
    pk powell
     
  6. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

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    We have mosquito's flying around our head and they have bullets. Hats off to all vets and active servicemen.
     
  7. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    great post man. i wish every on that about it that way
     
  8. BIGCAT DADDY 71

    BIGCAT DADDY 71 New Member

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    god bless all the men and women, protecting our freedom.
     
  9. Cutshad

    Cutshad New Member

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    Great post Brother! It puts things in the right light..
     
  10. kycatman01

    kycatman01 New Member

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    that post says it all! thanks for sharing!!
     
  11. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Great:big_smile: post brother may GOD bless our troops from a Veit nam vet
     
  12. bigsmitty13

    bigsmitty13 New Member

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    Great post. Semper Fi.
     
  13. cattinfever999

    cattinfever999 New Member

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    I've been complaining all day about a bad toothache. It doesn't hurt so much anymore. Thanks for the post and for reminding me. May God bless and watch over our troops. Also, thanks to our veterans who served and fought for our freedoms.
     
  14. chattycatty

    chattycatty New Member

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    Great post, Arkie! We need a little reminding now and then of just how good we really have it. I'll send it to all my friends. Thanks for the post.
     
  15. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    Terry, that is the best post I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing and reps to you. Vern
     
  16. catgetter1

    catgetter1 New Member

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    What a fantastic post, may this country NEVER forget those that serve........
     
  17. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    What an inspiring post, Mr.Dunlap! This is touching the hearts of each and every BOC member who reads it, many of which are American veterans or currently serving in the US armed forces. We are so lucky and privileged to live in this great country, and the American G.I. fights for us to have this honor each and every day. Thank you, Terry, for taking the time to make us all THINK about it.
     
  18. janton311

    janton311 New Member

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    AWESOME POST BROTHER...Thanks for sharing it...
     
  19. Little Mac

    Little Mac Active Member

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    I remember those day like it was yesterday, and probably always will. If you have ever been there then you know what Im talkin about. Great Post Terry, You da man :cool2:
     
  20. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Terry, that is very good!

    Also getting very popular on BOC, it's the 4th time I've seen it posted in the last few months.