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Old 11-11-13, 05:12 PM
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Hey, all you vets!

From me and mine, to you and yours, know that you and your family's sacrifice and service is appreciated. Your dedication to defending our way of life- our right to ***** about the government, ride our bikes, keep ourselves armed, go wherever we want when we want, buy ridiculous things, worship as we please, go for a walk or fishing or hunting- all the things we take for granted every day- is all at the expense of our veterans.

Thank you.

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Old 11-14-13, 11:36 AM
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thanks for the kind words, still like what I do after 30 years service...retirement will suck...:-(
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Old 11-14-13, 11:54 AM
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My mother's dad was in the navy twice between the world wars, once on the Langley, which must have been fascinating. My Dad's brother served on a carrier launching Panthers to Korea. My dad spent his hitch defending Hawaii from the menace of too many pineapples, and getting the high school diploma denied him by his Amish parents. I feel very grateful that they were all able to avoid danger and get so many opportunities, and I appreciate everyone who couldn't.
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Old 11-14-13, 12:15 PM
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Macjager, thanks much for serving and best wishes for you well earned retirement. Ride lots now and stick around the forum, please.

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Old 11-14-13, 12:43 PM
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Hi Bill
Thanks, I still have 5 years before I get pushed (if I want), but I am already trying to figure out how to avoid that day...and live to tell about it...;-)
Riding is a big deal now (its like a virus), and it will only become a bigger deal!

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Old 11-14-13, 12:56 PM
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Riding is what keeps me sane and, healthy for the first time in a decade. Stick around here and make yourself comfortable, its usually a nice place to talk bikes and riding with others the same age group. Working on the bases around Pensacola let me stay with the military setting after the flight surgeons D/C'ed me from the Corps for asthma. I work as an engineer on Navy and Air Force construction projects (QCE/M certified by USACE for their work and NAVFAC.) Great people to work with and nice environment to be in, very respectful, well organized and slightly crazy, like me.

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Old 11-14-13, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by macjager View Post
thanks for the kind words, still like what I do after 30 years service...retirement will suck...:-(
24 years was enough for me. Retirement? I've worked as much after 'retiring' as I did active duty. Of course the money is MUCH better.
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Old 11-14-13, 04:34 PM
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You never retire from the armed forces--Once a Marine- always a Marine.

I was lucky in my service days but can remember the worry of being sent to Asia for a war that the UK was not involved with. Instead I was sent to Malaysia and had just as many problems.
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