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Retired US Army(11C an 55D) 21 years. Ex LEO, Gwinnett County SO, then Federal LE at several locations, and facilities. During work over in Iraq I was wounded by a suicide carbomb. Several shrapnel wounds and five vertebra in my neck were crushed.

I've been shooting since I was 5, and have hunted just about everything short of a Grizzly bear, and have been carrying a firearm since my first CCW license in 1992.
 

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Welcome to the forum and thanks for your service. Always good to have another former LEO on the site.
 

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Very impressive background, thanks for sharing and welcome aboard. Hang tight to your wallet, only advice I have at the moment...:danceban:
 

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Welcome from Tennessee and thank you for your service! Are you able to enjoy shooting considering your injuries?
 

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Welcome to Defensive Carry :wave: The best forum for sharing ideas and experience.

Help us keep this forum great by remembering the Golden Rule: Please treat others as you want to be treated.

I am from Kansas.
 

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Another retired Soldier welcomes you from Wisconsin!

Airborne Infantry, 11B, 11Z.
 

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Still able to shoot, I have two plates in the front of my neck an about a foot or so of wire in the back to hold it all together. I just have to be careful of recoil from rifles and shotguns. 308 with a really good recoil pad is about my top limit, and 20Ga for a shotgun with defensive loads.

Here's some pic's of what happened over there. The vehicle is facing the wrong direction of the way we were traveling. I was the driver, and the Casspir weighs 18 tons. The car bomb had enough explosives on board to completely disappear except for the rear axle and a chunk of the driver.





This is what we did over in Iraq. We had our own site outside of FOB Summerall we called Arlington Depot. 250 to 300 tons blown up every other day.




 

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from Central Florida!

Thanks for your service...:usa:

RET :31:
 

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So why are you waiting on the grisly bear? Just kidding
As much as I would love to, I hate the taste of bear, so I see no need in killing one just for the heck of it. Never been into sport shooting for trophies. Unless its for self defense, I see no need to kill anything.
 

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As much as I would love to, I hate the taste of bear, so I see no need in killing one just for the heck of it. Never been into sport shooting for trophies. Unless its for self defense, I see no need to kill anything.
Welcome from GA.

You say that you have hunted about everything...but see no need to kill anything...

What type of hunting were you doing...bargain hunting?
 

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You're obviously one of the "Above and Beyonders".. Thank you Sir for your service. And welcome to the forum. Sounds like we might learn quite a bit from your experience. Looking forward to hearing from you..:usflag:
 

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Welcome to the forum from the mountains in North Carolina :wave:
 

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Welcome and thank you for your service.
 
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