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Dogs of the Military, Are you, or your friend or relative in the military? Tell us about it
post Jan 5 2009, 06:26 PM
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My dad is a military chaplain, and he left two days ago for Iraq to minister to the soldiers. He'll be gone five months. We miss him already, but we're also very proud of him and don't have any doubts that he'll come safely home to us again. smile.gif

So I thought I'd make a thread for our beloved "dogs of the military" and see if there was anyone else who had a friend or family member in the military. If you do, or if you're simply someone who loves your country and supports the troops, welcome! Please tell us all about it and share your thoughts!

One thing though: This thread is NOT for arguing about the war or anything. If you don't agree with the war in Iraq or if you don't like what happens over there, that's okay. I respect that. But please either keep it to yourself or take it to the Debate District. I want this to be a place of support and encouragement, not heated arguments that'll end up going nowhere.

Okay? Are we cool with that? Good. smile.gif

And because we all love FMA, here's something cute I found. It's a US soldier and a little boy in Iraq playing video games. But look closely...

Notice the boy's right arm and left leg? wink.gif (Where's Winry when you need her?) biggrin.gif


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post Dec 7 2010, 12:45 AM
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Not currently, only in the history of time. XD

My great grandfather who was born in the late 1800's was in the Dutch army.

Here is a picture of him:

A picture of him with his army group:

There were also 2 of my grandma's cousins who became Nazi SS during WWII. My family was so horrified by the fact that they did that...we're not even German. We're Dutch. They were traitors! No one even forced them to do that. One of them was killed and the other one was thrown in jail for 7 years after the war. My family didn't re-connect with that part of the family until 25 years later when we finally had it in us to forgive them. Of course I wasn't even alive when any of this happened.

My grandma wanted to re-connect with them I think because those cousins of hers and their dad....well, he was my grandma's father's brother....and my grandma's father died a horrible death at age 26 when she was only 3 years old. sad.gif She missed her dad a lot as a kid and I think it traumatized her. Her dad was a border guard....so that was a bit like the military I think. It was during WWI too. He died on the last day of WWI. Of course the Netherlands was a neutral country in WWI.

I also had 2 uncles who were in Vietnam. One was a medic and the other was in the air force.

I have some other relatives that were in the army I think but it was ages ago and I'm not as informed about everyone.

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