PDA

View Full Version : Merry Christmas



peter_pan
2005-12-24, 11:37
Merry Christmas to all...especially those serving the cause of Freedom passed and present.

Pan

Iceman
2005-12-24, 12:27
Merry Christmas to all...especially those serving the cause of Freedom passed and present.

Pan

Yes, especially to those serving... I would like to say how much I appreciate those who are serving or have served our country. Looking back on my life, ( I am only 42 now) I really wish I had chosen to serve our country as a young man. My parents brainwashed me about the military at a young age, and I did not consider it as a possible route for my life, at the time. Not until much later did I realize the importance and need for those who serve.

I feel very guilty for enjoying our country, and having not served. I see the sacrifice that our men and women make when serving this country. I have known, and met many in our armed services, including some here, and have found tham all to be great americans. (You too JimTanker!)

I feel a debt of gratitude to you all. You who serve, have protected, and are protecting myself, my family, and my country. Thank you.

The whole country, and the whole world are owing you all a big thank you and job well done. This world would be a terrible place without the efforts of the United States Armed Forces.

Thank all of you, and Merry Christmas!

Scout
2005-12-24, 16:43
Merry Christmas to all!

Thank you for your continued support and service!

Scout
CW3, US Army
Wiesbaden, Germany

Just Jeff
2005-12-24, 16:57
I feel very guilty for enjoying our country, and having not served.

There are lots of ways to serve...it's not to late for most of them!

At the risk of offending someone, I'll just say, "Have a good December."

Just kidding - Merry Christmas everyone!

jimtanker
2005-12-24, 20:32
Thanks and Merry X-mas to all of you also.

I'll be pulling 24 hour duty in the Emergency Operations Center for my brigade tomorrow for Christmas. 8AM to 8AM. Anyone want to take my duty for me? :biggrin:

Iceman - we need to go out drinking again since we can breath in the bars here now.

Give me a call.

The HotDog
2005-12-24, 23:58
Merry Christmas To All and To All a Good night :)

j.johnson
2005-12-25, 02:36
I am one of the lucky ones that got to come home for Christmas from my tour in South Korea, I had knee surgery number 5 and had 16 days con-leave and my commander let me add it to my regular leave for 38 days home with the family. I will be returning on the 5th of January to head back to the land of the morning calm. Less than 2 years until retirement, I can't wait.
Merry Christmas to all. A special thanks to my brother serving in Iraq for the 3rd time, missing Christmas. I look forward to seeing him again in about a year.

jimtanker
2005-12-25, 11:52
Land of the morning stink more like it. LOL. Eat some Kimche for me. I love the stuff.

Camp Page '89
Camp Casey '93-'94
Camp Casey '01-'02

Turk
2005-12-26, 11:25
Merry Christmas from under the glacier. And just in case this snow gets
any deeper ... happy new year too.

Anyone down there staring out at a green lawn, you are welcome to some
of our "white christmas."
Made some kind of record on the weather network.
20" in 11 hrs I was told was the official tally. When you take in what
was already on the ground and the drifting ... my poor little Honda is
accessible only through the sun roof right now. Good season to be indoors
with family anyway. And a great excuse not to visit the in-laws :biggrin:

Best wishes to you and your families.

MalTheElder
2005-12-26, 19:18
Oh, I feel SOOOOO guilty . . . spending my holiday out back, poolside, bare feet up in the pleasantly cool 80F temperatures. But tonight it dips into the 40's, a rare and sacred thing here in 'Glades country. I resealed my poncho for Christmas.

To the rest of you out in the field in some cold, wet, snowy place: Been there, done that, and I feel your pain! Be warm & safe!

Best,
Mal

oops56
2005-12-26, 20:03
Oh, I feel SOOOOO guilty . . . spending my holiday out back, poolside, bare feet up in the pleasantly cool 80F temperatures. But tonight it dips into the 40's, a rare and sacred thing here in 'Glades country. I resealed my poncho for Christmas.

To the rest of you out in the field in some cold, wet, snowy place: Been there, done that, and I feel your pain! Be warm & safe!

Best,
Mal
i hope it rains rains sorry but had to say that as for snow love now it cause i am retired just look out window let it come down {Vermont]

Seeker
2005-12-27, 11:53
i almost feel guilty too... in the 70s today and yesterday. put my parents and brother back on the plane home yesterday... they called me to tell me it was sleeting when they got home... (syracuse, ny... they've had 5' of snow already this year.)

merry christmas to all, especially those deployed in the armed forces... been there, done that, don't wanna do it no more... some good memories though... christmas in somalia, 1992, without any commercialism, snow, or electricity, was a truly blessed experience, as i look back.