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    Old fart at VFW hall

    Btw, I would never laugh at any vet. But, I liked the photo.
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    The truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself.

    Saint Augustine

    #2
    Saw a guy the other day. 95 served in the Navy. Said being around the water is a lot more fun when it isnt blowing up.

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      #3
      Below are two t-shirts for those who have EARNED the right to wear them.

      They are from the same website noted in my other post.

      I have no financial, or other, interest in the company. I just think they sell cool shirts.

      http://www.rangerup.com/mensshirts.html

















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        #4
        Originally posted by HowardRoark View Post
        Btw, I would never laugh at any vet. But, I liked the photo.
        Screw with him, and you might just find out how badass he STILL is...
        Take a young person shooting.... Take 2 or more if you can...

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          #5
          Having trouble posting photos of the shirts. The below links should be better.

          http://www.rangerup.com/omcjudge.html

          http://www.rangerup.com/redsnake.html

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            #6
            Nothing about that makes me even think about laughing.
            Steve

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            • Augustus
              Augustus commented
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              Me neither. It's awkwardly worded. I think the sentiment is that everyone, if they live long enough, becomes weak & frail. That doesn't mean they weren't a badass when they could be one.

            #7
            I enjoyed this one as well..


            Brandon

            NRA LIFE | SAF | UT / NH / FL / CT / NY CCW | RSO | FREEPORT R&R

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              #8

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                #9
                This is a beautiful tribute song to the “Greatest Generation”.

                It is called “In Color, and was co-written and sung by Jamey Johnson


                "In Color"

                I said, Grandpa what’s this picture here
                It’s all black and white and ain’t real clear
                Is that you there, he said, yeah I was eleven
                Times were tough back in thirty-five
                That’s me and Uncle Joe just tryin’ to survive
                A cotton farm in the Great Depression

                And if it looks like we were scared to death
                Like a couple of kids just trying to save each other
                You should have seen it in color

                This one here was taken overseas
                In the middle of hell in nineteen forty-three
                In the winter time you can almost see my breath
                That was my tail gunner ole’ Johnny McGee
                He was a high school teacher from New Orleans
                And he had my back right through the day we left

                And if it looks like we were scared to death
                Like a couple of kids just trying to save each other
                You should have seen it in color

                A picture’s worth a thousand words
                But you can’t see what those shades of gray keep covered
                You should have seen it in color

                This one is my favorite one
                This is me and grandma in the summer sun
                All dressed up the day we said our vows
                You can’t tell it here but it was hot that June
                That rose was red and her eyes were blue
                And just look at that smile I was so proud

                That’s the story of my life
                Right there in black and white

                And if it looks like we were scared to death
                Like a couple of kids just trying to save each other
                You should have seen it in color

                A picture’s worth a thousand words
                But you can’t see what those shades of gray keep covered
                You should have seen it in color

                You should have seen it in colo
                r









                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYGwxf1gCC4

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                  #10
                  I like this one..............


                  "Any man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled, and less than that no man shall have."
                  President T. Roosevelt

                  OUR FOREFATHERS WOULD BE SHOOTING BY NOW !

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                    NRA Life Member, NRA Instructor/ RSO, Appleseed IIT
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                    • Augustus
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                      Very cool.

                    #12
                    Paratroopers.
                    Same men sitting opposite their younger selves.
                    thenandnow.jpg
                    "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

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                    • Barnslayer
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                      On their way to Pegasus Bridge or Arnhem no doubt. Awesome shot!

                    • Augustus
                      Augustus commented
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                      That is fucking awesome!

                    #13
                    I'll take the company of one of those 'old farts' any day of the week over three-quarters of the millennial brats I see walking around.

                    It never ceases to amaze me when I see their reactions when I thank a Veteran for his service. I see them all the time at the grocery store with their embroidered baseball hats on and make a point of shaking their hand and thanking them. You'd think it was the very first time they ever heard it. Kinda sad actually.

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                      #14
                      He was getting old and paunchy,
                      And his hair was falling fast.
                      He sat around the VFW,
                      Telling stories of the past.
                      Of a war that he once fought in,
                      And the deeds that he had done.
                      In his exploits with his buddies;
                      They were heroes, every one.

                      And ‘tho sometimes to his neighbors,
                      His tales became a joke;
                      All his buddies listened quietly,
                      For they knew where of he spoke.
                      But we’ll hear his tales no longer,
                      For ol’ Bob has passed away.

                      And the world’s a little poorer,
                      For a Soldier died today.
                      He won’t be mourned by many,
                      Just his children and his wife.
                      For he lived an ordinary,
                      Very quiet sort of life.

                      He held a job and raised a family,
                      Going quietly on his way.
                      And the world won’t note his passing,
                      ‘Tho a Soldier died today.
                      When politicians leave this earth,
                      Their bodies lie in state.
                      While thousands note their passing,
                      And proclaim that they were great.
                      Papers tell of their life stories,
                      From the time that they were young.
                      But the passing of a Soldier,
                      Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

                      Is the greatest contribution,
                      To the welfare of our land;
                      Some jerk who breaks his promise,
                      And cons his fellow man?
                      Or the ordinary fellow,
                      Who in times of war and strife;
                      Goes off to serve his country,
                      And offers up his life?
                      The politician’s stipend,
                      And the style in which he lives;
                      Are often disproportionate,
                      To the service that he gives
                      While the ordinary Soldier,
                      Who offered up his all;
                      Is paid off with a medal,
                      And perhaps a pension, small.
                      It’s so easy to forget them,
                      For it is so many times;
                      That our Bobs and Jims and Johnnys,
                      Went to battle, but we know…
                      It is not the politicians,
                      With their compromise and ploys;
                      Who won for us the freedom,
                      That our country now enjoys
                      Should you find yourself in danger,
                      With your enemies at hand;
                      Would you really want some cop-out,
                      With his ever waffling stand?
                      Or would you want a Soldier,
                      His home, his country, his kin?
                      Just a common Soldier,
                      Who would fight until the end.
                      He was just a common Soldier,
                      And his ranks are growing thin.
                      But his presence should remind us,
                      We may need his like again.
                      For when countries are in conflict,
                      We find the Soldier’s part;
                      Is to clean up all the troubles,
                      That the politicians start.
                      If we cannot do him honor,
                      While he’s here to hear the praise;
                      Then at least let’s give him homage,
                      At the ending of his days.
                      Perhaps just a simple headline,
                      In the paper that might say:
                      “OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
                      A SOLDIER DIED TODAY.”
                      – by Laurence Baincourt

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                        #15
                        The absolute best shooter I've ever known is an 82 year old Korean war vet that was at Chosin with Chesty Puller.
                        He's also the toughest SOB I know and he scares me more than if I flew a drone over Destro's house and told him it was me.
                        "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

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