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Apr 15, 2009 11:05 am

[quote=jkl1v1n6]Morean:

  THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE!!!!!!!!!![/quote]   X2. You and yours have a level of courage I don't understand, and it should be celebrated. Reminds me of the Spartans (ancient Greek, not Michigan St.).   I don't like the idea of war, but I am immensely proud that I live in a country where people volunteer to do a tough job in some third world hell hole to make sure that the bad guys stay over there. Regardless of what you think of the war and the reason for it, I sincerely believe that Iraq, and therefore the world is a better place with that maniac and his brood of dirtbag kids being fertilizer somewhere. And yes, if we had the means I do think we should do the same in other third world dictatorships where innocent people are tortured and killed.
Apr 15, 2009 11:18 am

Hey one more thing. More people have died of medical malpractice in the United States than have died in the Iraq war since it started.



And thank you for the accolades. The special courage I think is reserved for the families of those who leave. I appreciate your comments, but I was one among many.



War sucks - plain and simple. But we’ll always have a need for it. Hats off to those still serving (Active, Guard or Reserve). Hats off to the vets who fought in the other wars (I know some of you old timers on here probably served in Vietnam) and hats off to our families putting up with the time away, the nightmares, the bouts of anger.

Apr 15, 2009 1:29 pm

Moraen, God Bless you and yours. Thank you for your service. I wish the media would get first hand accounts like yours out there. As an average Joe like myself is there something I can do? An organization to support? A charity to give to? Any ideas would be appreciated.

Apr 15, 2009 1:31 pm

Thank you for your service Moraen.  My family and I appreciate all you have done.

Apr 15, 2009 1:46 pm
Ron 14:

Moraen, God Bless you and yours. Thank you for your service. I wish the media would get first hand accounts like yours out there. As an average Joe like myself is there something I can do? An organization to support? A charity to give to? Any ideas would be appreciated.



Ron - do you mean orgs that help get the word out about good things that happen over there? or just places to support?

noveteranleftbehind.org is a good one. As is woundedwarrior.org. There are a lot of good things to do.

Here is something I think would be right up anybody's alley on this board that wants to help.

There are a lot of veterans who struggle with finances and jobs. Many are on disability. Some are not. Some have no means to support themselves. Or have some money, but just don't know how to manage it.

Contact your local Vet Center. www.vetcenter.va.gov - they can put you in touch with local areas where you can volunteer to talk to veterans about their finances. Budgeting, investing what have you. It's a nice thing to do. I go to the vet center for three hours every Monday and volunteer helping veterans track their expenses, manage their pensions and comp. and help them to understand their benefits and how it can improve their lives.

One hour a week wouldn't kill most people. And these guys are very appreciative. Between that, and the hospital, I spend quite a bit of time volunteering. Help them get on their feet. I think it's a worthy cause. I have thought about setting up a foundation that does just that - helps veterans with finances.


Apr 15, 2009 1:51 pm

Thank you. That is exactly what I was looking for. If you do set up a foundation PM me, I would like to be involved.

Apr 15, 2009 4:37 pm

I used to tutor disabled vets in Algebra and volunteer at the VA hospital. Very rewarding. That was in Atlanta. Now I live right next to a military base and haven't done anything. We all need to get off our arses and help.

As for the pirates TURN EVERY G-DAMNED ONE OF THEM INTO PINK MIST.

Apr 15, 2009 9:59 pm

The SEAL snipers performed an amazing feat. Shooting from a moving platform to a target on a moving platform is not easy. Kudos to them and God Bless America. 

Apr 16, 2009 2:59 pm

No More United Nations Diplomats , No More Meeting with Tribal Elders , No More Feel Good Projects…deal with criminals and pirates as International Law says that that they should be dealt with.