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USA Soldiers
Posted 2/17/08 , edited 2/19/08
I have typed (not everyone does) next to some captions because it doesn't apply to everyone.
This really touched me I hope it touches you too.
And I did not create this!

you stay up for 16 hours
He stays up for days on end.


You take a warm shower to help you wake up.
He goes days or weeks without running water.


You complain of a 'headache', and call in sick..(not everyone does)
He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.


You put on your anti war/don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up with your friends.
He still fights for your right to wear that shirt.


You make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket. (not everyone has a cell)
He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags.


You talk trash about your 'buddies' that aren't with you. (not everyone talks trash about their buddies)
He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.


You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls/hot guys.
He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.


You complain about how hot it is.
He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow.


You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong, or the school lunch sucks.
He doesn't get to eat today.


Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes. (pshhh no maids . . .)
He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.


You go to the mall and get your hair cut.
He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today.


You're angry because you get to stay in class for 5 extra minutes.
He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.


You call your girlfriend/boyfriend and set a date for tonight.
He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.


You get a cahnce to hug/kiss your bf/gf.
He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.


You roll your eyes as a baby cries.(not everyone does)
He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet.


You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything. (not everyone)
He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting.


You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him. (not everyone does)
He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded.


You see only what the media wants you to see.
He sees the broken bodies lying around him.


You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't. (sometimes)
He does exactly what he is told even if it puts his life in danger.


You stay at home and watch TV.
He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat.


You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable. (some people)
He tries to sleep but gets woken by mortars and helicopters all night long.

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REMEMBER our Troops, and do not forget them LATER
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HUA.

Woot woot!
Posted 2/17/08
I have alot oft Respect for these guys, honestly, these guys are probably the most respected people (if you live in America) And if these people didn't "volunteer" to fight the war, who would? There would be a DRAFT if these people didn't "volunteer" so i respect these guys.
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AMEN
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Pfhhhh This isn't a discussion thread. This is a US military advertisement.

Keep in mind that almost every soldier in the US are "voluntarily working" for money, training, resume, etc. This isn't WWII where people go defend their country. The military is a career option now. If someone gets shot or is tired in the military, they should have expected the possibility of it. I wanted to join the military too for idealistic reasons as well as to know the experience of being a soldier. But I would not care is I got respect for it. It's just a job. So soldiers need to quit fishing for compliments and expecting "mad props". Soldiers are normal people who happen to be working for the military. I have the same amount of respect for most of them as I would a normal person. The very few who have moral fiber and joined for the purpose of doing what they thought was just, I do respect them a bit more. But you can say the same thing about a teacher who cares about their profession.
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tobydiah is full of shit - they are over there making things better so you don't have to worry about another 9/11.

Lest we forget! They get all the respect in the world from me.

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you know if his were actiual discussion and not just internet propaganda then I might be interested in this thread. Sadly this is not the case
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Posted 2/17/08

tobydiah wrote:

Pfhhhh This isn't a discussion thread. This is a US military advertisement.

Keep in mind that almost every soldier in the US are "voluntarily working" for money, training, resume, etc. This isn't WWII where people go defend their country. The military is a career option now. If someone gets shot or is tired in the military, they should have expected the possibility of it. I wanted to join the military too for idealistic reasons as well as to know the experience of being a soldier. But I would not care is I got respect for it. It's just a job. So soldiers need to quit fishing for compliments and expecting "mad props". Soldiers are normal people who happen to be working for the military. I have the same amount of respect for most of them as I would a normal person. The very few who have moral fiber and joined for the purpose of doing what they thought was just, I do respect them a bit more. But you can say the same thing about a teacher who cares about their profession.


SO TRUE...that's what I actually wanted to say...he is making a fucking advertisement for the army plus it is in the wrong section. LAWL~
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MidnightTide wrote:

tobydiah is full of shit - they are over there making things better so you don't have to worry about another 9/11.

Lest we forget! They get all the respect in the world from me.



US military presence doesn't prevent 9/11. We didn't catch Bin Laden and 9/11 actually occurred as a terrorist response to US military actions in the Mid-East. We do need a military and support our military. I, however, don't blindly put soldiers on a pedestal because they are facing rough conditions and danger overseas. Do I respect a soldier? Yes. But I don't think they are better than me or the rest of the general US population. I spent over a year training to be in the Navy to take the SEAL challenge and have plenty of friends and acquaintances in the military. Are they all great people who are purposely helping society? No. A few are but the majority of soldiers join for themselves (not that it is a bad thing). You get rid of scholarships, resume building, experience, traveling, decent salary, benefit; see how much recruitment will go down. I'm full shit? lol. That doesn't make you sound ignorant. You can make valid points and dispute my statement. I don't think the typical "fuck you, asshole" type of comment really supports your credibility. Soldiers do get tons of respect in the US. I respect the intentions of soldiers who are there for good reasons. And I also feel for the bad times they are going through since I wouldn't want anyone to go through that. But I'm not going to post 10 photos in a thread and irrationally agree and chant "Go USA! Soldiers are my heroes! Freedom! Durrr.."
Posted 2/17/08

MidnightZorya wrote:


tobydiah wrote:

Pfhhhh This isn't a discussion thread. This is a US military advertisement.

Keep in mind that almost every soldier in the US are "voluntarily working" for money, training, resume, etc. This isn't WWII where people go defend their country. The military is a career option now. If someone gets shot or is tired in the military, they should have expected the possibility of it. I wanted to join the military too for idealistic reasons as well as to know the experience of being a soldier. But I would not care is I got respect for it. It's just a job. So soldiers need to quit fishing for compliments and expecting "mad props". Soldiers are normal people who happen to be working for the military. I have the same amount of respect for most of them as I would a normal person. The very few who have moral fiber and joined for the purpose of doing what they thought was just, I do respect them a bit more. But you can say the same thing about a teacher who cares about their profession.


SO TRUE...that's what I actually wanted to say...he is making a fucking advertisement for the army plus it is in the wrong section. LAWL~


I'm not making an advertisement. This was something that really toched me. So I thought I'd share it with everyone elese. Everyone has rheir own opnions so just let them out :]
Posted 2/17/08

tobydiah wrote:


MidnightTide wrote:

tobydiah is full of shit - they are over there making things better so you don't have to worry about another 9/11.

Lest we forget! They get all the respect in the world from me.



US military presence doesn't prevent 9/11. We didn't catch Bin Laden and 9/11 actually occurred as a terrorist response to US military actions in the Mid-East. We do need a military and support our military. I, however, don't blindly put soldiers on a pedestal because they are facing rough conditions and danger overseas. Do I respect a soldier? Yes. But I don't think they are better than me or the rest of the general US population. I spent over a year training to be in the Navy to take the SEAL challenge and have plenty of friends and acquaintances in the military. Are they all great people who are purposely helping society? No. A few are but the majority of soldiers join for themselves (not that it is a bad thing). You get rid of scholarships, resume building, experience, traveling, decent salary, benefit; see how much recruitment will go down. I'm full shit? lol. That doesn't make you sound ignorant. You can make valid points and dispute my statement. I don't think the typical "fuck you, asshole" type of comment really supports your credibility. Soldiers do get tons of respect in the US. I respect the intentions of soldiers who are there for good reasons. And I also feel for the bad times they are going through since I wouldn't want anyone to go through that. But I'm not going to post 10 photos in a thread and irrationally agree and chant "Go USA! Soldiers are my heroes! Freedom! Durrr.."


That's what my dad said. . .
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KueChang wrote:


tobydiah wrote:


MidnightTide wrote:

tobydiah is full of shit - they are over there making things better so you don't have to worry about another 9/11.

Lest we forget! They get all the respect in the world from me.



US military presence doesn't prevent 9/11. We didn't catch Bin Laden and 9/11 actually occurred as a terrorist response to US military actions in the Mid-East. We do need a military and support our military. I, however, don't blindly put soldiers on a pedestal because they are facing rough conditions and danger overseas. Do I respect a soldier? Yes. But I don't think they are better than me or the rest of the general US population. I spent over a year training to be in the Navy to take the SEAL challenge and have plenty of friends and acquaintances in the military. Are they all great people who are purposely helping society? No. A few are but the majority of soldiers join for themselves (not that it is a bad thing). You get rid of scholarships, resume building, experience, traveling, decent salary, benefit; see how much recruitment will go down. I'm full shit? lol. That doesn't make you sound ignorant. You can make valid points and dispute my statement. I don't think the typical "fuck you, asshole" type of comment really supports your credibility. Soldiers do get tons of respect in the US. I respect the intentions of soldiers who are there for good reasons. And I also feel for the bad times they are going through since I wouldn't want anyone to go through that. But I'm not going to post 10 photos in a thread and irrationally agree and chant "Go USA! Soldiers are my heroes! Freedom! Durrr.."


That's what my dad said. . .


lol. I'm not saying that you're ignorant or attacking you. I was just using an example of the photos and what some people might do/think in regards to my argument. Nothing wrong with feeling emotional about troubles that soldiers endure nor is it wrong to show respect and support for something you believe deserves it. Just as long as it is well-thought out. I just get annoyed when any soldier friend comes back and talks about the benefits of being one: girls, get out of tickets, people respect them, they can fight, etc. I'm like, "wow. I'm glad our soldiers are being mature and modest about this."
Posted 2/17/08
Ermm I'm gonnna fix some of the statments they use. Because some of us don't get a chance to kiss our gf's everyday
Posted 2/17/08

tobydiah wrote:



lol. I'm not saying that you're ignorant or attacking you. I was just using an example of the photos and what some people might do/think in regards to my argument. Nothing wrong with feeling emotional about troubles that soldiers endure nor is it wrong to show respect and support for something you believe deserves it. Just as long as it is well-thought out. I just get annoyed when any soldier friend comes back and talks about the benefits of being one: girls, get out of tickets, people respect them, they can fight, etc. I'm like, "wow. I'm glad our soldiers are being mature and modest about this."


Wow. That's not mature huh?
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im srry but i dont remember anyone asking american soldiers to "accidently" kill civilians and stay for a couple of extra months they are the US army right?? and they dont exactly force u into the army u have to sign up and stuff thts not the same everywhere.... anywayz all i knw is tht this is world war III.... and soon all will see... also another question, in the word of a great comedian "do u knw what army uniform iraqi troops wear? .... dont worry ill wait..."
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