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Old 02-08-2003, 06:06 PM
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The road to war.

My little brother is on a Coast Guard cutter and he sent a picture of their escort ship the Tarawa



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Old 02-08-2003, 06:12 PM
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Wow, that's a BIG boat! Thanks for posting that, bro! Very cool picture.

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Old 02-08-2003, 06:38 PM
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Seeing it for the first time reminds me of the first time I went in combat.

The most vivid memory I have is sitting in a helicoptor heading towards Panama City my platoon Sgt. said "This is where you find out if you have balls or not" I have been a changed person ever since. I think the same thing is going through little bro's head.
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Old 02-08-2003, 11:24 PM
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Been there, done that, It will be OK!
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Old 02-09-2003, 09:09 AM
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Good shot - thanks.
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Old 02-09-2003, 08:58 PM
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That's one heck of a good pic...thanks!

Just wondering, what CG cutter is he on?
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Old 02-09-2003, 09:01 PM
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The Boutwell. I think thats the spelling. I guess they have a pretty tough job doing boardings.
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Old 02-10-2003, 12:42 AM
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Talk about just ONE beautiful display of our might!!!

Thanks for the post.
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Old 02-11-2003, 01:38 PM
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war and fear

I am a Gulf War veteran and I remember how I was afraid to go into war even though we had superior equipment and training. At best, war is a rough experience. When I look at kids wearing "No Fear" on tshirts and bumper stickers I can only think of General Pattons statement that: (Paraphrased here) "If there is such thing as a fearless man, I have never seen such a man. It is the couragous man, who forces himself to carry on in spite of his fear".
As a reserve Drill Sergeant (Ft. Sill OK) I tell privates that if they think were tough, just wait for combat. Basic Training is simulation and prep., combat is real, although we try to make it as real as possible.
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Old 02-11-2003, 06:54 PM
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It is a shame we live in a time in which war is inevitable.
As long as mankind exists there will always be war, deal with it.
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Old 02-11-2003, 06:57 PM
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Cool pic RS. "Seeing it for the first time reminds me of the first time I went in combat."- RS

I think this makes you a different person. I mean, not "you" personally but fellas in general who have experienced this. For one, more aggressive- this can be a pos or neg I guess.
I think it affected me in a positive way and to be honest it mellowed me out a tad. After seeing that we are not invincible I gained a higher respect for life. The main thing it taught me is that if it can't kill you don't worry about it.
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Old 02-12-2003, 04:09 AM
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Greetings from KU,

I would rather be there than here, here being Camp Doha 50 miles from the Iraqi border!

I will give you Guys and Gals a report and maybe some pix's when the ***** starts hitting the fan.

Hope your lil' brother stays safe! Lucky Navy dudes have no threat of NBC, it's just to easy for them!
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Old 02-12-2003, 10:12 AM
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Greetings from KU,

I would rather be there than here, here being Camp Doha 50 miles from the Iraqi border!

I will give you Guys and Gals a report and maybe some pix's when the ***** starts hitting the fan.

Hope your lil' brother stays safe! Lucky Navy dudes have no threat of NBC, it's just to easy for them!
MAN, I want to send BIG, HUGE THANKS to you and the men (and women) over there with you. I can't express how much I appreciate you guys over there defending our way of life, so we can sit here largely worry-free, and talk about cars, war, politics, whiners, TLJ, fuel prices, and whatever else comes up.

Thanks a million, bro...and watch your back. Come home safe!

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Old 02-13-2003, 04:21 AM
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Thanks Mike,

I really do appreciate your comments. I can honestly say that the men and women in the services never tire of hearing comments like yours!

I however am not a Soldier, I am one of many Military Contractors here supporting the digital and computer systems our troops are using. After all, the Military has a lot of equipment and live bodies have to support it.

Hey rsbiomedical, hope your little Bro stays safe.
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Old 02-13-2003, 09:35 AM
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Thanks Mike,

I really do appreciate your comments. I can honestly say that the men and women in the services never tire of hearing comments like yours!

I however am not a Soldier, I am one of many Military Contractors here supporting the digital and computer systems our troops are using. After all, the Military has a lot of equipment and live bodies have to support it.

Hey rsbiomedical, hope your little Bro stays safe.

Hey, that's OK...Yours is an equally important and potentially dangerous job! Thanks once again!

Yes, rsbiomedical...Tell your bro that we say thanks, and be safe!

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