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I have to say Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Davies View Post
    True soldiers dont see themselves as heroes--just folks "stepping up to the plate" to do a job that NEEDS to be done. They see the true heroes as the spouses and kids back home who have to carry on with life while knowing that there are folks out there trying to kill/blow-up/shoot their spouse.

    We currently have our oldest daughter, and 3 grandsons under our roof while dad (our son-in-law) is in the sandbox and daily see the strains on our daughter and grandsons............
    Would you extend my thanks to them for their sacrifice for me?

    Good job being a real parent Paco.
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    Chills...congrats and blessings to all our troops at home and abroad.

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    Very good post Paco. Thanks for sharing it with us!
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    As a Navy Vet (Vietnam era), I pray daily for our troops and hiss at the horse's @$$es that treat our brothers (and sisters) like crap.

    May God bless you all, and thanks for your service!

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    good job with the kids
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    thanks for the post Paco..

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    Good post, thanks for teaching the younger generation Paco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    Thank you, from me and my whole family! I know the military mindset and you don't think you are, but to us you are all heroes.
    Paco that story truly made me stop and think about the things we do over here and in Afgan. and thank you for takeng the time to remember the fallin, in most cases i would have told you are heroes are at are national cemetaries....we just did are job ...........but this will be the first time anyone has typed or said to me face to face that we are heroes and i didnt fell sick thinking about my childhood friend and the fact i lost him on Sept.26th 2005. I jsut want to say from a soldier in iraq right now THANKS

    Spc. Castro
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    P.S. wipe your daughter's tears away and tell her we will be home soon.

    Again thanks .........alot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post

    I have been stressing to my kids about service and the need for Americans to volunteer. I told them that I want to them to enlist, and they don't have to go to a combat specialty. I have told them that every job is vital in the military.

    I can see my 7 yo Son as a Ranger, he is tough and meticulous. He has already pulled one of his own teeth when it was ready to come out, which would still freak out my 12 yo Son.
    lol we would gladly take him now .....j/k.........lol

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    The real cost of freedom is never cheap.We have liberal revisionist trying to rewrite history saying events never happened or it was greatly exaggerated !
    Time has a way of softening terrible past events as seniors become more forgiving in their advanced age.
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