Geek Salute to Veterans

Happy Veterans Day to My Fellow Vets

TWTV2811>en TWTV2811#conf t TWTV2811(conf)#banner exec # Happy Veterans Day to all military personnel that have served and that are currently serving. Your service and dedication to the United States of America is greatly admired. While I sit here in my lab using the skills that I learned in the United States Navy to feed my mind and my family, I think about all the friends I have made in the military and how incredible it felt to put on the uniform. I think about how the Star Spangled Banner was a nifty tune set to the drinking song, "An Anacreron to Heaven" until I was in the military and now it is the only song that still brings tears to my ears. When it plays I am transported back and think about all the Veterans that gave it all. All the tables that will have an empty chair over the holiday season. I remember pulling into ports with the Battlegroup Alpha, the flag of the United States flapping in the wind with the sound of Persian Gulf slapping against the gunwhales of the ship. It is like nothing I have ever felt, just amazing. All this time I have been from Tennessee until I went overseas and then I found out, I was an American and it is a big deal. Today, we use the term "hero" all to loosely. Someone makes a basket and drives off in a Ferrari is paraded out as a hero. To the Veterans that had made a decision to serve, and put it all on the line and totally changed their lifestyle for little pay, you are my heroes and have my absolute deepest respect and gratitude. Fair Winds and Following Seas.... oh yeah... and GO NAVY! # TWTV2811(conf)#do wr mem Jimmy Ray Purser Trivia File Transport Protocol Bad to the Bone could have been wrote about Sgt. Thomas Baker. When his troops were withdrawing, Sgt. Baker badly injured refused, insisting that he be left alone to fight off a wave a 5000 enemy soldiers to give his troops time to escape. He requested a soldier's pistol with its remaining eight rounds of ammunition. When last seen alive, Sgt. Baker was propped against a tree, pistol in hand, calmly facing the foe. Later Sgt. Baker's body was found in the same position, gun empty, with eight enemy soldiers lying dead before him.


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