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  1. #19046
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    It is a sad day indeed that we have lost so many in the defense of freedom around the world, but it is extraordinary how willing so many have been who have served.

    To all of you vets, "a job well done."

    Thank you!
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  2. #19047
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    you are welcome!
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    gentlemen..........
    \m/
    original member of the racoon brotherhood

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    BOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!1
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we shall remember them.....Lest We Forget.....

    Written by a Canadian doctor in 1919...

    In Flanders fields the poppies grow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.





    Bow your heads today guys at 11am and give a thanx for what we have as a result of the sacrifices of those serving past and present; here and no longer here, that sacrificed for all others.....thinking not of themselves.....
    Great post, Dug.
    reminds me of the book, 'All Quiet On The Western Front'
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  6. #19051
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    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    Happy Veterans day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    As you all know, this is a sad day for me!

    Sorry Frank I'm not aware of what you speak.
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

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    Hey Dug,
    ofcourse I am a veteran 1983-1986 ARMY

    on July 3rd 1984 my best friend PVT Brian Pikarski was shot with a 50 cal machine gun and died in my arms, I was 19.
    I delivered his belongings to his family in North Dakota and his car sat in my driveway for a year. as a reminder.

    In November of 1965 I lost my Dad in Nam!
    I was only 6 months old!
    I got an abusive stepdad to take his place, I would dream about my real Dad but I guess my country needed him more than me!

    I always wondered what I would have turned out like if I had a father and did not have all those anger problems holding me back?








    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    Sorry Frank I'm not aware of what you speak.
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    Hey Dug,
    ofcourse I am a veteran 1983-1986 ARMY

    on July 3rd 1984 my best friend PVT Brian Pikarski was shot with a 50 cal machine gun and died in my arms, I was 19.
    I delivered his belongings to his family in North Dakota and his car sat in my driveway for a year. as a reminder.

    In November of 1965 I lost my Dad in Nam!
    I was only 6 months old!
    I got an abusive stepdad to take his place, I would dream about my real Dad but I guess my country needed him more than me!

    I always wondered what I would have turned out like if I had a father and did not have all those anger problems holding me back?
    Frank,
    Thanx for sharing.....I couldn't even imagine the pain and anguish a man of our age would be able to deal with another young man dying in your arms....much worse a 19 year old.
    I was fortunate to have a Dad come home and raise me and my brother. He did however render some severe beatings and was a heavy drinker who was perpetually angry. His Dad died and in the 30s a grandfather had only a few years to impart 'manhood' into a young man so he beat it into Dad. My Dad tried his best but followed the same parental methods. Someday I'll share with you how he completely and totally apologized to me in the last 2 years when we had him living here. I was paralyzed and mute for a day....Dad didn't apologize even to Mom.
    He did his best for those days with the 'modest' toolbox he had.....I love him dearly.
    And Frank, don't go telling everyone but in think you turned out pretty damned good.
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  9. #19054
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    thank you Doug,
    that really means a lot coming from you.










    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    Frank,
    Thanx for sharing.....I couldn't even imagine the pain and anguish a man of our age would be able to deal with another young man dying in your arms....much worse a 19 year old.
    I was fortunate to have a Dad come home and raise me and my brother. He did however render some severe beatings and was a heavy drinker who was perpetually angry. His Dad died and in the 30s a grandfather had only a few years to impart 'manhood' into a young man so he beat it into Dad. My Dad tried his best but followed the same parental methods. Someday I'll share with you how he completely and totally apologized to me in the last 2 years when we had him living here. I was paralyzed and mute for a day....Dad didn't apologize even to Mom.
    He did his best for those days with the 'modest' toolbox he had.....I love him dearly.
    And Frank, don't go telling everyone but in think you turned out pretty damned good.
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

  10. #19055
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    Frank,
    Thanx for sharing.....I couldn't even imagine the pain and anguish a man of our age would be able to deal with another young man dying in your arms....much worse a 19 year old.
    I was fortunate to have a Dad come home and raise me and my brother. He did however render some severe beatings and was a heavy drinker who was perpetually angry. His Dad died and in the 30s a grandfather had only a few years to impart 'manhood' into a young man so he beat it into Dad. My Dad tried his best but followed the same parental methods. Someday I'll share with you how he completely and totally apologized to me in the last 2 years when we had him living here. I was paralyzed and mute for a day....Dad didn't apologize even to Mom.
    He did his best for those days with the 'modest' toolbox he had.....I love him dearly.
    And Frank, don't go telling everyone but in think you turned out pretty damned good.
    Doug, your dad sounds a lot like my dad's dad. He passed before I was born, and I must have been 17 years old before my dad mentioned his name. Turns out it was "Neil," the same name as my aunt's oldest son, one of my three cousins.

    I had met my grandmother when I was a child and she was still living, and I had heard most of my dad's stories about the RCMP band, the Musical Ride, the fingerprinting division at RCMP HQ, and his time in the RCAF, but not a word about his dad. When I asked my mom about it one time, she said that she thought he had "not been very nice." My mom had a talent for understatement.

    All I know of the guy is that he had a little tailor shop in New Westminster, and he was of Scottish descent, and that he was "a strict disciplinarian."

    Sounds like your experience may have paralleled my dad's.
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  11. #19056
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
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  12. #19057
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    Morning, Gang.

    T minus 4 days until I go back to work.

    Brett, hope you are feeling better.

    Frank and Doug, you guys are awesome. You are both inspirations to all.

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    afternoon all
    If you help others then you are a Success

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