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Veterans Day Salute 4 years 1 week ago #1771

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I wish all a Happy Veterans Day, though the occasion is not the most joy filled event for most of us veterans, it is a time to remember.

For a veteran every day is a time to remember, and most of those memories don't fade.

I like to spend the day (not at work), though the company I worked for traded the holiday for a longer Thanksgiving break. I didn't approve, but that is getting off topic.

I have never shared any of my Veteran related junk with anyone, apart from my dad, a Vietnam veteran, and thought maybe I could make you guys here smile at some of the images I took while at war. I must warn you I am a clown and some photos may offend in the description, but take a light hearted view, and maybe you will smile with me?
First there is my photo I call (A Room with a View!)Oh the time I spent pondering out.. wait, I filled that window in with sandbags? Someone got me sandbags..

Next there is the wildlife of Iraq, no.. Wild life! I called him (City Kitty) we were warned not to interact with any animals as they were potential disease spreaders, but I put in a memorandum to command requesting them to shut up.. Here is (City Kitty) enjoying some shelf stable milk, that was designed to outlast the human race.

Next is a photo of what a mortar can do to a trailer, no one was hurt, as the occupant was on a morning run, and his sleeping trailer was hit while he was getting his run on. Who says exercise can't save your life?

Next is where you go in Iraq when mortars reign down, I bunker! Lush accommodations, and modern convince.

I call this next one (Spoils of war).. oooowh It is an enemy weapon that was reconditioned as a lawn ornament, those crafty engineers, how appropriate for the neighborhood?

Here is a friend of mine. The Mark 19 automatic Grenade launcher. It can make big problems turn into little problems quite effectively.

He is related to another friend of mine, the M-249 (SAW)that stands for Squad automatic weapon, stupid acronyms!

I call this next photo a (bad day at the office).It needs no description.

Just a few more photos..
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Veterans Day Salute 4 years 1 week ago #1772

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Ok, this was my precious: She was my own, my precious..

She was great. There were many like her, but she was mine!
Next is a photo of holiday cheer!

That was one of the equipment vans I worked on, all (holidayed) up! (if that is not a word I made it!)
Next is a photo I called (Lights out comrades), this was how we lodged when we were first in country. Cramped but, cozy I suppose. If you want to know what it smelled like, seek mental help. They can help!

I wanted to end this journey on a positive. I took this on an unusual day, and it had a profound affect on me, I hope you like it!

Feel free to post you photos of a fun and upbeat nature! Happy Veterans Day to all!
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Veterans Day Salute 4 years 1 week ago #1773

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I'm glad that you made it back safe and sound! Your photos really show your own resiliency and ability to get through tremendously rough circumstances using humor and it showcases your good nature.
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