Discussion in 'Community Center' started by Night Rider, May 25, 2020.

  1. Billy The Blade

    Billy The Blade

    Jul 30, 2014
    Honoring, Respecting, and Remembering All Who Have Served Our Country !!

    -Also extending my condolences to you @USMCPOP...
    -I laughed out loud when you said he put a sandwich in the v.c.r.
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  2. ohen cepel

    ohen cepel Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    It's not a happy day. Not sure how to call it buy happy is NOT it.

    I made it home, many others did not and of those that made it back I have lost many at their own hand or from cancer.
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  3. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    I haven’t forgotten nor will my family.

    To those served, and those who paid the ultimate price for us, I give my respect and gratitude.
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  4. Night Rider

    Night Rider

    Apr 16, 2018
    Let me start by saying Thank you for your service sir. When I was in my late teens my farther started opening up to me and explaining why he had night terrors and his deep feelings of guilt for "Making it home" He said he made some promises over there "Korea" to some dying buddies that they would Never be forgotten so when life slowed down for him and he had the time he needed he joined the local chapter of the Marine corps league and organized the other former Marines and rounded up more than enough money to revamp the towns veterans memorial with landscaping and two new monuments, one for the Marines and more fitting Vietnam War memorial to replace the tiny placard they had before. Soon after the Park was finished and officially dedicated he started raising moneys for the Fisher House project in West Roxbury Ma. that houses the military families while their loved ones received treatment at the VA hospital. In time his night terrors slowed and his feelings of guilt faded somewhat but never fully disappeared something I never understood but how could I or anyone who hasn't been threw that but what I do understand is that for him taking something negative and turning it into something positive enriched his life greatly and helped him find peace. ohen cepel I hope and pray that you find your peace in whatever way you see fit whether it be collecting knives, fishing/Hunting, or speaking with other veterans groups. Your mission is complete and thanks again for a job well done sir.
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  5. Night Rider

    Night Rider

    Apr 16, 2018
    Halfneck Thank you for sharing that with us. sgt. Demand and your aunt sound like outstanding people and I'm glad you chose to remember them here today. I'm also glad to hear that you use night running as a kind of stress release. After my dad passed away and when my wife was battling a brain tumor I used mountain bike night riding to help me meditate. Thank you for your service sir, enjoy your run tonight, and I will send up a prayer for sgt. Jacob H. Demand and your Aunt Sara on my ride tonight.
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  6. CVamberbonehead

    CVamberbonehead Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2017
    I hope everyones having a good day, and thank you to those who have served, and their families.
  7. SW-EDC

    SW-EDC Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    To all you Gold Star Families out there, my heart is with you. God Bless you all.

    I love and miss you very much dad.
    Army - 101st Airborne Division
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  8. allenC


    Jun 18, 2000
    Remembering my father...

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  9. allenC


    Jun 18, 2000
    And to Co-Ax, the best tank commander ever!

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  10. allenC


    Jun 18, 2000
    And to the best most loyal friends ever!






    Last edited: May 26, 2020
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  11. KELAMA

    KELAMA Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 28, 2013
    I wanted to make it a point to follow back up with this thread & read each & every post.

    It was deeply touching & powerful, reading the heartbreaking stories posted here. Prayers for the fallen, that they may Rest In Peace, & may the surviving veteran's, and the family member's of the fallen, find peace.

    Everyday, should be Memorial Day, here in of the Free.

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