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TopsQueen December 22nd, 2016 2:02am

Have you ever been, or a family member deployed over the holidays? G-d bless you and thank you. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ. Three of my sons are overseas for Christmas more than once. Got to talk to my middle son by shortwave radio from Italy.

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
12/23/16 5:16 pm

Not deployed over Christmas, but one was at boot camp during. That sucked.

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
12/23/16 10:47 am

My uncle was killed in WWII and my nephew was in Afghanistan

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/23/16 3:53 pm

I'm so sorry.

goerkecarol Aurora, Colorado
12/22/16 12:35 pm

Thank your sons for their service.
Service to our country is the most honorable job there is. You should be very proud.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/22/16 9:33 pm

Thank you I'm very proud of my sons.

wmorriso Indiana, US ofA
12/22/16 11:33 am

In over 20+ years many times.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/22/16 9:36 pm

Thank you for your sacrifice.

Emily33 North Carolina
12/22/16 5:38 am

My boyfriend is not deployed, but is away for six months at a training for the Marine Corps. He will not be home for Christmas

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/22/16 9:36 pm

So sorry honey.

presrvd Phoenix
12/22/16 4:51 am

Missed a couple years worth of holidays and the birth of my daughter...

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/22/16 9:34 pm

Thank you for your sacrifice that makes me tear up God bless you

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/22/16 9:35 pm

Thank you for your sacrifice.

Sentinel Ya ie wa noh
12/22/16 1:53 am

Yes..... 10 generations of Soldier, many were abroad many of holiday of the past.....now, most of my nephews and nieces serve, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force......proud line of family who still hold true and fast to Honor, Integrity, Family and Country......

May peace find a place within our hearts this season, Aho!.....

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/23/16 3:54 pm

❀️

Okie1967 Is Biden self aware
12/21/16 10:47 pm

My national guardsman got home today.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/22/16 12:36 am

I'm so happy and thankful for you and your wife. β€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

McMurphyJohnson say what now
12/21/16 9:33 pm

"G-d"? Why not "God"?

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/21/16 9:36 pm

Several of my friends here are Jewish. And the Jewish leave the middle letter out as subway I believe of honoring God. Not supposed to say the name of God so they printed that way.

McMurphyJohnson say what now
12/21/16 9:41 pm

Oh wow, interesting.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/21/16 9:42 pm

If you follow @grandmaAlice she is a Jewish lady and she asked some very interesting questions. Thank you.

McMurphyJohnson say what now
12/21/16 9:43 pm

Iv seen her around and she seems cool. I'll give her a follow :-)

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/21/16 9:44 pm

Very good idea. She is one very very smart lady.

McMurphyJohnson say what now
12/21/16 9:45 pm

She always gives in dept responses. Do you know if she has a doctorate? Iv always assumed she does.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/22/16 12:38 am

SusanR does. I don't know about Alice. She is very educated and very smart.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
12/22/16 7:08 am

Thanks for all the kind words! No, I don't have a doctorate. 😊

McMurphyJohnson say what now
12/22/16 10:14 am

You have a doctorate in common sense πŸ˜€

tony1987
12/21/16 8:32 pm

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/21/16 9:29 pm

Bless you. What an awful situation. Thankful you are home safe. Are you getting any kind of therapy for all that trauma?

Sentinel Ya ie wa noh
12/22/16 1:41 am

"Welcome Home!"..... Thank You for your service, a humble Nation always remembers its fallen and honor those who" stand the wall"......

RussianThunder Russia and USA
12/21/16 8:19 pm

My father was on a submarine over many holidays but he was a Soviet mariner so......it's a bit, well.....no need to thank him for his service. Lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
12/21/16 9:30 pm

Hey man.....I was spending my Christmases underwater hunting your Dad! Don't miss those days.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
12/21/16 9:32 pm

Neither does he. He just feels happy to be alive

missmorganmarie ...
12/21/16 10:09 pm

squid πŸ˜‚

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
12/21/16 10:56 pm

Sums up my feelings too. No nostalgia here.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/22/16 12:41 am

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έsquid you are a hero. Thanks to you a girl got some Christmas.

catpillow Florida West Coast
12/21/16 8:11 pm

No one in my family since my dad was in World War 2. There aren't many of us left.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/21/16 9:30 pm

My father had smallpox in one eye and then poison ivy so he was not able to serve in roadwork to he worked on the Alcan highway instead.

dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
12/21/16 8:04 pm

Spent one Christmas at sea in the South Pacific aboard the USS Proteus. We sailed from Pearl Harbor in route to Sydney, Australia.
We crossed the International Date Line and the Equator at the same time. That makes me a Golden Shellback in the court of King Neptune.
Most interesting was observing the different moods of the sea. It was a memorable trip.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/21/16 9:31 pm

That sounds lovely. I live very close to the ocean. I love to see it change Shore Acres state park it's not too far from us. It's amazing to watch the huge waves crash into the cliffs.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/21/16 7:05 pm

Two of my sons were in the United States Navy one son was in the United States Army and one son-in-law was in the United States Marine Corps. All of them came home alive and in one piece. Of my friends was not so fortunate.

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