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    Thank a veteran 2017

    Everyone is related to or knows someone who has served - many who are no longer with us. Never too often to say thanks.

    I want to say thanks to my Uncle - Denson Fuchs - who really got my interest in Studebaker cranked up starting in the early 1990s.

    This is a photo from his service in Korea, 1955-56.


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    Just be aware that every veteran doesn't necessarily want to be reminded of their service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xcalibur View Post
    Just be aware that every veteran doesn't necessarily want to be reminded of their service.
    I would have to agree with that. However, my service in the Army was right between Korea and Vietnam. So, I guess, I'm one of the lucky ones. Proud to have served.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xcalibur View Post
    Just be aware that every veteran doesn't necessarily want to be reminded of their service.
    I have met and/or known tens of thousands of vets, and can count on one hand, those who did not want to be reminded of their military service. They were what we used to call, "sh-t birds", who had been canned for one reason or another. Even so, many of those folks changed their tunes, after a few years went by.
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    Regardless, a hearty "thanks for your service" to each and every one of them. BP
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    Tomorrow is Veterans Day, and for the 6th year in a row, I will have the pleasure of escorting 3 WWII Veterans in the downtown Indianapolis Veterans Day Parade. BP we're gonna' miss you) Most of these men and women have served our Country, and their comments are usually, "I'm no hero, the Heroes are the boys that never came home" That is "the Greatest Generation" These Heroes went to war, saved the free world, came home, threw their duffle bags in the closet, and never talked about it.

    I want thank each and every Veteran on this forum for their service to the USA.

    Jim

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    Being a Vietnam Vet. To those who served our country and those now serving our country THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. This coming January in will be 50 years ago that I enlisted in the Navy.

    John S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packard53 View Post
    Being a Vietnam Vet. To those who served our country and those now serving our country THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. This coming January in will be 50 years ago that I enlisted in the Navy.

    John S.
    And THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE John

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    Did a small private toast with my bride at 11:11:11:11 today.
    Just took a few moments to say "Thank You" to all of those that gave everything, and to those that served, So I can do wtf I want to do.
    It's not about a free cup of coffee, or a free donut, or a free meal.. It's about honor, and sacrifice, and duty.

    Thank you all!
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    Happy Veterans day to all in the good ole US of A.
    Yesterday was the 242 year birthday for the USMC.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all my fellow Leather necks.
    Semper fi.
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    My mother was recently going through some family heirlooms and found letters sent to her from Vietnam in 1971 from her brother and a brother-in-law that were both serving over there. Reading these letters really made me feel the heartache they endured each day.
    I thank all of the veterans for the sacrifices that you made and for your service to our country.

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    This was sent by a friend who received it from a Veteran and friend. Heading into Remembrance day it gives pause for additional reflection

    What a tribute to the men and women around the world who protect our freedoms!

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    I did twenty years (and one day) in the USN because I was banking that someday some restaurant would give me a free lunch. I was right and it paid off at Applelbee's today!

    It took awhile to get the lunch as I enlisted 61 years, 6 months ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark Parker View Post
    I did twenty years (and one day) in the USN because I was banking that someday some restaurant would give me a free lunch. I was right and it paid off at Applelbee's today!

    It took awhile to get the lunch as I enlisted 61 years, 6 months ago.


    As was I… Free build your slam at Denny's on Friday and evening buffet at the Golden Corral tomorrow night!

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    My father-in-law is 93 and a WWII vet. Last year he saw a local Veteran's Day Parade in his home town (Southern Pines, NC) and noted that a lot of vets rode in old cars. He was told that he was certainly eligible to do so. He asked me a year or so ago if I would be interested in entering the parade for this year. Of course I said yes. We got the application filled it out and sent in to the proper people. We were accepted so last Saturday the two of us climbed into the Cruiser and lined up with other vintage machinery in a most wonderful parade. My father-in-law loved it, and so did I. The Cruiser was a hit, but there was a lot of really nice automotive machinery out there as well. We were amazed at the number of people lined up along the parade route. My father-in-law said he had never been saluted that much since he got out of the Navy at the end of the war. It was a great experience, for both of us.
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