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Veteran of the year award

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by senior smoke, Dec 23, 2011.

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Hello:
    Many people may have forgotten about his time in the U.S. Army. He is the son of an Air Force General, and a accomplished Golden Gloves boxer, and he graduated from Pomona College with a B.S. degree, and then became a Rhodes Scholar from Oxford University.
    He joined the U.S. Army at the prompting of his father. After graduating from Officer Candidate School he attended and graduated from both Army Airborne and Ranger training in the very top of each class.

    He was selected for U. S. Army Special Forces Training but refused so that he could attend pilot training where he earned his wings, and became an accomplished U.S. Army helicopter (gun ship) pilot, and achieved the rank of Captain.
    He was about to be promoted to the rank of Major, and appointed to teach at West Point when he resigned his commission from the Army to go into music and acting. You can tell in this video that his time in the military means a lot to him. I won’t give away who it is. You should just watch. I bet you will be surprised!

    If anyone can put this address so you don't have to type it out, I would appreciate it. This is a great story and video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU-A7eqadho&feature=related


    Steve Balistreri
     
  2. Coyote 270

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    Chris has always been one of my favorite actors and musicians
     
  3. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Coyote 270:
    Thank you.
    Steve
     
  4. blade819

    blade819 Well-Known Member

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    Smoke....Thanks for the You Tube video. A lot of people, perhaps most people, today brush off Kris as just another Hollywood movie and singing star raving Liberal. Those same people have no idea of his background, dedication and love for his country. He expresses those qualities while on the stage as he did at our Hiawassee Georgia Fairgrounds not to long ago. He is and has been someone to liten too in both his speeches and his lyrics.

    blade819
     
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