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gluxford1 May 28th, 2018 4:31pm

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ™πŸ» Blessed Memorial Day everyone! Today we remember & pay homage to the brave souls in our Armed Forces who died while fighting to protect our freedom. Do you personally know anyone who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country?

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
05/29/18 1:36 pm

Yes, but his ultimate sacrifice was delayed for many years. My daughter-in-law's father was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam, and it finally killed him last April.

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/29/18 9:25 pm

I’m sorry for your loss. God rest his soul and God bless his family. πŸ™πŸ»

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
05/30/18 6:16 am

Thanks, Griff. Love ya, buddy.

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
05/29/18 1:22 pm

Bloodline of soldiers, yes.

I visited family at Willamette National Cemetery.

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CMChristian gone
05/29/18 7:36 am

IDK. Since my mom's family are from the Dominican republic a lot of people my mom's family who live there had served there. My brother is an army vet. Greateat grandfather was a WW2 vet... For Italy. I don't know much but I'm sure my family name has been involved in military conflicts around the world in several different time periods.

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Advil sc
05/28/18 5:14 pm

No. I must have lived a sheltered life.

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4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
05/28/18 5:12 pm

Five guys I knew in high school were killed in Viet Nam.

My dad and uncle served in WWII and both managed to survive many close calls.

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lcamino Florida
05/28/18 5:09 pm

My husband’s father died in WW2. My uncle died in Korea.

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/28/18 5:15 pm

I’m so sorry.

PinkLabrador
05/28/18 4:28 pm

My grandad died in WWII.

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PinkLabrador
05/29/18 5:51 am

Thanks glux. I wished I could haven known him.

Zaramoth A Damn Commie
05/28/18 2:23 pm

Nobody alive knows anyone who fought for freedom in the United states. None of their wars have been out of defense or self protection.

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MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
05/29/18 11:49 am

Doesn't change the fact that they served in defense of this country, whether used directly for that purpose or not.

Zaramoth A Damn Commie
05/29/18 11:52 am

Not going to celebrate the tools used by an imperialist war machine to further exploitation of other land and people

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
05/29/18 11:56 am

Well that's a shame. Good men and women have died doing something a weak ass like you not only couldn't do, but you openly diss their sacrifice. I get having strong disagreements with the causes of various conflicts, but not what you do.

Zaramoth A Damn Commie
05/29/18 12:06 pm

If they were good men and women they wouldn't have gone to war to kill for corporate greed and corrupt governments.

To any who died fighting in wars for the US after WW2, good riddance.

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
05/29/18 8:42 pm

Debatable. Usually those feelings are not established until a while after. Afghanistan is a great example. Excellent reason to go in. First Gulf War war certainly noble as well, though not necessarily in direct defense. Vietnam featured many thousands of drafted men who, despite being forced to join, most served admirably and with dignity. Your way of thinking is shallow, short sighted, mean spirited, and outright disrespectful to the sacrifices of deceased service members and their families. You have the right to be ignorant and stupid, but those are rights I would highly advise against exercising.

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
05/29/18 8:44 pm

I speak as a proud service member of over 14 years who knows a few who have died in service to this country. They did not die in vain.

GrandmaALiCE Still gardening
05/28/18 1:12 pm

I don’t know anybody, but my husband did.

During the Korean War, a few of his high school classmates were killed in an ambush.

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
05/28/18 12:10 pm

Lost a few shipmates while I was in.

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/28/18 12:12 pm

I’m sorry for your loss and thank you for your service.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
05/28/18 12:20 pm

That’s pretty tough to deal with.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
05/28/18 12:51 pm

An observation on sacrifice. One shipmate died while underway. We had months ahead of us, so we put him in a body bag and stored him in the freezer until we pulled in. By the time his family knew, he had been dead for over 60 days. As bad as that was...we later lost two guys at sea.....the bodies were never recovered.
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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
05/28/18 1:31 pm

With one of my sons someone got in the way of the plane. I think my other ones there was a death to do US actually accidentally involved that was in Korea. I think it may have been a civilian deaths in so many years. I know it really bothers my son’s. A part of my son-in-law’s unit was killed in a terrorist attack.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
05/28/18 4:19 pm

There is a real randomness to deaths in the military...from combat...friendly fire....training....stupidity....accidents....or combinations of.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
05/28/18 5:50 pm

With my husband being a high school teacher I have found similar things. Usually it’s just plain stupid. One young man got ALS. And our friends son was killed in active duty. And two of them were firemen

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
05/28/18 12:05 pm

I graduated high school in 1968 so I knew classmates that died. A friend’s son died. And some of my ancestors died fighting for our country.

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/28/18 12:10 pm

I’m very sorry.

DanielWebb
05/28/18 11:22 am

Yes, someone I went to school and church with, and someone else that I went to church with. One in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. Very sad, tragic loss.

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/28/18 11:25 am

I’m very sorry for your loss.

DanielWebb
05/28/18 11:36 am

Thank you. They were both good men.

rons screw politicians
05/28/18 11:03 am

My whole older family served in WWII. Fortunately no one died in combat.

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/28/18 11:14 am

Tell them thank you for me! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

lj74
05/28/18 10:59 am

Too many

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
05/28/18 10:17 am

Not really...the son of my mother’s friend is as close as it gets to my knowledge

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ilovepizza
05/28/18 9:48 am

My husband's uncle claims Henry Kissinger took his leg. That is the closest thing.

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/28/18 9:33 am

No, but I have the utmost respect & admiration for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, our people, & our nation. My heart bleeds & weeps for anyone here who lost a loved one in the Military.

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