The whole truth

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ol Man, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Remember those in the Armed forces.





    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, resend this to everyone
    you know, if it gets to another veteran who hasn't received it
    yet, it will bring back memories.

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    All the lonely people, where do they all come from? ~`Beatles



     
  2. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    That is an excellent post Jeb reps to you!
     

  3. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    that one really makes you thankful for being here. excellant post
     
  4. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Great post brother, it will make ya think twice next time you complain about small things.
     
  5. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Great post Jeb reps to ya brother
     
  6. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    Great post. We as a society do not prepare our young men and women for what we send them to do. This brought chills to me. We need to teach them at an early age that killing another human being is sometimes neccessary in war. And that not all killing is bad. Then accept them with open heatrs and minds for what they had to do when the return to us.
     
  7. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Very good post Jeb... I'd give you rep points but I've over spent for the day, I shall return.
     
  8. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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