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I MET A GREEN BERET TODAY!

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by senior smoke, Sep 6, 2009.

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    HELLO:
    i have known a certain shooter for a number of years. started talking about selling a certain gun. he said after we shoot come over to the house and take a look at it. while i was in his gun room, i see a picture in the corner of him from his days in the army. i could not believe it, but he was a green beret. i told him you never mentioned it. he said that was a long time ago. i was also in the army, and told him i appreciated his service to our country, he said like wise. when i got home, i went to u tube and looked up ssgt barry sadler's song, Ballard of the green beret. i played the song three times and listend to the words. nowadays with all the problems, makes me appreciate these fine men from years ago, and today, who protect us. should you get a chance look up the song on utube. if anyone knows how to post the link, please do so.
    steve balistreri
     
  2. Clayshooter08

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    I'm also a Vet and it's a honor and pleasure to met others...THANK a soldier every time I see one in a airport...THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Dave P

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    A little off the subject but I saw a u-tube post on here(I believe) about showing your respect and admiration to soldiers( and other military) by touching your heart in sort of a civilian salute for a brief moment. Apparently they hadn't gotten the word by the way they looked at me in the store we were in.
     
  4. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    How long do you suppose it'll be before the POTUS and Michelle get around to thanking him?

    May God Bless him.
     
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    stokinpls

    "How long do you suppose it'll be before the POTUS and Michelle get around to thanking him?"

    "About the time you get your third set of teeth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    Bob Lawless
     
  6. ragman

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    Ballad Of the Green Berets

    -Artist: Ssgt. Barry Sadler
    -the # 21 song of the 1960-1969 rock era
    -was # 1 for 5 weeks in 1966
    -Words and Music by Ssgt. Barry Sadler and Robin Moore


    Fighting soldiers from the sky
    Fearless men who jump and die
    Men who mean just what they say
    The brave men of the Green Beret

    CHORUS:
    Silver wings upon their chest
    These are men, America’s best
    One hundred men will test today
    But only three win the Green Beret

    Trained to live off nature’s land
    Trained in combat, hand-to-hand
    Men who fight by night and day
    Courage peak from the Green Berets

    CHORUS

    Back at home a young wife waits
    Her Green Beret has met his fate
    He has died for those oppressed
    Leaving her his last request

    “Put silver wings on my son’s chest
    Make him one of America’s best
    He’ll be a man they’ll test one day
    Have him win the Green Beret”
     
  7. Gatguy

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    Richard, agreed on the chest pat; just salute and say "thank you for your service", enough said.
    Dick C.
     
  8. Loyac

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    Here is the link guys. John
     
  9. Uncle Screech

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    A smile, a wave hello, a heartfelt "Thank You". If time and conditions permit, a refreshing, bubbly, adult beverage ALL mean more than words can convey. Those are the awards they who serve cherish most...
     
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    Saluting an enlisted person may not be taken as respect....Just a nod and smile will do, they will understand.
     
  11. ke4yyd

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    I salute can salute the man as well as the rank.

    David Hinton
    Maj. USAF Ret.
     
  12. foghorn220

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    I can't believe he has the same name as my day shift guy that I take the place of on 2nd shift.
    I know it is not him bcause he is a whimp.

    Anyway I respect anyone that help's our country no matter what rank they are in.

    listen below

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    This was one of some I he was a little over 24 years old before he gave his life for us.

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    I was out yesterday posting a lot of grave markers for the people that severed us in north West TN and I had no clue who any was but I liked doing it maybe some of the family member might run across it some day and think wow I was glad to see that my family was in the middle of it all.

    Ok above was a 24 year old that gave his life for his country during World War I.
     
  13. TOLIPNUG

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    The hand salute is a sign of respect-whether given or recieved. Rick Zino
    CW-4 Army retired.
     
  14. senior smoke

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    thanks for posting the links.
    steve
     
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