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"I am this close..." (A.K.A.Daily Meme)

Discussion in 'GENERAL DISCUSSION' started by RichardsL, May 14, 2015.

  1. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

  2. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

  3. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

    The average age of the military man is 19 years.

    He is a short-haired, tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his country.

    He never really cared much for work and he would rather wax his own car than wash his father’s; but he has never collected unemployment either.

    He’s a recent High School graduate; he was probably an average student, pursued some form of sport activities, drives a ten-year old jalopy, and has a steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left, or swears to be waiting when he returns from half a world away.

    He listens to rock and roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz or swing and 155mm Howitzers.

    He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than when he was at home because he is working or fighting from before dawn to well after dusk.

    He has trouble spelling, thus letter writing is a pain for him, but he can field strip a rifle in 30 seconds and reassemble it in less time in the dark.

    He can recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he must.

    He digs foxholes and latrines and can apply first aid like a professional.

    He can march until he is told to stop or stop until he is told to march.

    He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but he is not without spirit or individual dignity.

    He is self-sufficient. He has two sets of fatigues: he washes one and wears the other. He keeps his canteens full and his feet dry.

    He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth, but never to clean his rifle.

    He can cook his own meals, mend his own clothes, and fix his own hurts. If you’re thirsty, he’ll share his water with you; if you are hungry, his food.

    He’ll even split his ammunition with you in the midst of battle when you run low.

    He has learned to use his hands like weapons and weapons like they were his hands. He can save your life – or take it, because that is his job.

    He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the pay and still find ironic humor in it all. He has seen more suffering and death then he should have in his short lifetime.

    He has stood atop mountains of dead bodies, and helped to create them.

    He has wept in public and in private, for friends who have fallen in combat and is unashamed.

    He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through his body while at rigid attention, while tempering the burning desire to ‘square-away’ those around him who haven’t bothered to stand, remove their hat, or even stop talking. In an odd twist, day in and day out, far from home, he defends their right to be disrespectful.

    Just as did his Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather, he is paying the price for our freedom.

    Beardless or not, he is not a boy.

    He is the American Fighting Man that has kept this country free for over 200 years.

    He has asked nothing in return, except our friendship and understanding.

    Remember him, always, for he has earned our respect and admiration with his blood.
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  4. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    :above:Thanks for that PSP :heart:
  5. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

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  6. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    @PSP That was great!

    We have a member in our family who graduated from the Marine boot camp at Camp Pendleton a year ago two weekends ago.

    We are super proud of that young man!
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  7. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

  8. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    I :bigheart:Love :catmouse:Cats :lol:
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  9. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

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  10. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

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    Sookie Mother of Cats

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  12. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

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  13. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    I have yet to try 5 Guys! :laughhard: For real though.
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  14. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    They are SO good ... for real :lol:
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  15. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    And I have one just down the road from me. I drive by it all the time, just never pull in. And the same for that chicken strip joint too. I have one I can walk to and haven't eaten there either.
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  16. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    Raising Cane's?
  17. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Yes! Or is it "Raising" or just "Canes"?
  18. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    If you look at the sign it says Raising Cane's but everyone just says Cane's ... and they are also AWESOME
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  19. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

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    Sookie Mother of Cats

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  21. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    :lol: A snake is always a snake. lol
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  22. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

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  24. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

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    PMM No Deposit Forum Moderator Staff Member

  27. Ivar6353

    Ivar6353 WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    I love cats.I think this is a funny movie! All good mood!
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  28. Ivar6353

    Ivar6353 WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Sorry the video a bit off topic but very funny!:confused:
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  29. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Yeah, cats are pretty cool. :catmouse:
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  30. PMM

    PMM No Deposit Forum Moderator Staff Member

    I have 4 cats Ivar6353. I just love them. They are so smart and all have such individual personalities.
    Cats rock!!
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