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onebuck 11-11-2019 01:53 PM

Veterans
 
Hi,

I wonder how many Gnu/Linux users are veterans? How do you celebrate?

Here in the U.S. this is veterans day to celebrate our military veterans. Veterans day is celebrated for the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month for the end of the great War(WWI) veterans and we now celebrate for all military veterans on this day.

I am a USAF veteran and served over seas stationed at Yakota AFB, Japan with Vietnam missions from Clark AFB Philippines doing weather recon (clay foot missions, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam) for the Black Bird SR71.

Happy Veterans day!!
:hattip:

teckk 11-11-2019 02:40 PM

I'm a US Army Vet, served in Germany(Erlangen, Nuernburg, Fuerth etc.), Korea(Pusan), and in the Gulf(Saudi, Iraq), 1st Armored, 2nd Infantry, 3rd Armored, blah blah etc.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erlangen
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Khafji

Erlangen is where Berchkerwa or Bergkirchweih is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZatEf6Dub4

Happy veterans day to you, and all others.
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How do you celebrate?
I really don't. I'm glad that it is over for me. Made it out with all of my parts.

rtmistler 11-11-2019 02:49 PM

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USN, cold war ASW on destroyers and figs

scasey 11-11-2019 03:32 PM

Air National Guard, 1966-1970. Our unit flew parts to Viet Nam and brought wounded back on a regular basis.

ChuangTzu 11-11-2019 03:35 PM

Great idea for a thread onebuck! And thank you to all that served or supported those that served!

Veteran, USN & USMC Fleet Marine Force Corpsman (aka Devil Doc)
2nd Marine Air Wing and 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force

Tribute to Navy Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH3PsWBZsaU

Corpsmen Memorial
https://fmfcmf.org/

Christopher Wylie 11-12-2019 02:52 AM

I am a veteran of Balkan Wars.
I celebrate getting terribly drunk once a year. It is not a particular day. I hate all wars.

dugan 11-12-2019 01:36 PM

Didn't cwizardone mention that he'd served during the Vietnam War?

cwizardone 11-12-2019 02:42 PM

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Yes. Once upon a time. :) U.S.M.C.

My oldest son sent the two images, below, yesterday morning (Veterans Day):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_Era
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Vietnam Era is a term used by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to classify veterans of the Vietnam War. Various departments of federal, state and local governments as well as private employers often give Vietnam Era veterans special consideration regarding employment and sometimes assign extra qualifying points.

For VA purposes, in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations Chapter 38 Paragraph 3.2 (f), the Vietnam Era is "The period beginning on February 28, 1961, and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in the case of a veteran who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period. The period beginning on August 5, 1964, and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in all other cases."[1] The U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of Defense, and the Department of Veterans Affairs elected to designate those years as such to accord special privileges to all persons who served the country's armed forces during that time.[citation needed] Similar designations have been made for other periods of war.

colorpurple21859 11-12-2019 03:04 PM

Usmc airwing

vmccord 11-12-2019 03:51 PM

my amazing spouse served a tour in Bosnia and another in Iraq.

rokytnji 11-12-2019 03:57 PM

I celebrated yesterday with the free meals offered from like Dennys , Sonic, and others. Riding my motorcycle before the cold front dropped down here.

They had some festivals at the park also.

jefro 11-12-2019 04:57 PM

I got a free doughnut at the "Hot Now" place yesterday. :)

I'd prefer to get the Purple Heart that some shipmates and I deserve.

Christopher Wylie 11-13-2019 02:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Christopher Wylie (Post 6056664)
I am a veteran of Balkan Wars.
I celebrate getting terribly drunk once a year. It is not a particular day. I hate all wars.

Me, too.

It's sad that this only post from a non-US veteran gets no attention at all.

LQ is a global forum.

There is many veterans from many wars.
There's many types of wars, not only those fought with machines and soldiers.

There's many different types of veterans all around the world.
Remember those.

PS: I wouldn't give a wet cough for free donuts for veterans while my country is suffering from grave socio-economical injustice. Who's fighting that war, who's a veteran of that war?

////// 11-13-2019 04:03 AM

my grandfather were ww-2 vet in talvisota (winter war) and jatkosota (‎Continuation war).
rest in peace.

greencedar 11-13-2019 07:18 AM

Served in the USAF, Fuels (POL), from 1971-1975. Vietnam Veteran (a year and nine months in SEA).


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