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    St Michael-patron saint of paratroopers
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    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
    And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

    Isaiah 6:8


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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    Hence the revolver with a minor design flaw.
    Doesn't look flawed to me. Looks like it was a model built for Mayor Bloomberg, Piers Morgan, Diane Feinstein and the like.


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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    St Michael-patron saint of paratroopers
    And law enforcement officers. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    St Michael-patron saint of paratroopers
    OK, I have to ask...Who was St. Michael and why is he the patron saint of paratroopers? What's the backstory?
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    OK, I have to ask...Who was St. Michael and why is he the patron saint of paratroopers? What's the backstory?
    Of all the saints, few are as revered as St. Michael, the Archangel. Called upon to intercede in times of danger, Michael is the patron saint of paratroopers, police, and a protector of the Church. He is known for his battles against Satan and is frequently depicted trampling the Devil.
    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
    And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

    Isaiah 6:8

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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle View Post
    Mine is a Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Badge. EOD that's bomb squad for you civilians.

    It's the only skill badge worn by all 4 services, who all go through the same school (run by the Navy). It comes in 3 grades, the one I use is the highest grade since that is the one I wore when I retired from the Army. It is also a fairly rare badge since when I went through the school only about 1 in 3 who started was able to finish the course.

    All that and of course I'm proud of having earned it and being part of a small but elite group of people!
    Basic Airborne wings are the same for all services unles that has changed in the last 6 years

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    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
    And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

    Isaiah 6:8

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    Primary EDC......I like to change avatars often so this won't be here long...:) Sandpiper

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    Re: What's the story behind your avatar?

    Oh I dunno .. :D

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