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Old 04-20-2018, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default Today marks 25 years in service for me.

It has been a long ride. It has flown by quickly, much too quickly. I am blessed to have served my time with some great Soldiers and Leaders. I have laid more than I would like to rest. I have seen war. I have images, smells, and sounds buried in the permanent recesses of my mind. I am forever a Patriot and a Soldier. I love my country. I have given a quarter of a century to the service of the American people and for the protection of the very freedom that my family observes. I am thankful that I am upright and capable. I will serve another six years and walk away. I could have done something else. I even thought about it on several occasions, but I chose this life. I chose to serve as long as I could. It is not easy. However, it is my choice to be here and I will finish my mission. God bless America!!!
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Old 04-20-2018, 04:56 PM   #2
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Thank you sir for your service!! God bless you and your family!
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Old 04-20-2018, 04:56 PM   #3
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Thank you and your family for your service!
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Old 04-20-2018, 04:59 PM   #4
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Thanks for your service sir.
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:02 PM   #5
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:04 PM   #6
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Thank you for the care package Mary. Love the shirts!!

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Old 04-20-2018, 05:08 PM   #7
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Thank you for your selfless service and dedication to make our country better
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:08 PM   #8
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May God bless you and your family Matt. And thank you for all that you do.
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:16 PM   #9
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Thanks, Matt!!!!!

Be safe, Sir!

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Old 04-20-2018, 05:17 PM   #10
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Thank you for your service sir!
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:18 PM   #11
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:21 PM   #12
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Thanks for the service and good luck!
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:21 PM   #13
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31 years?? You might just be The next Sargent Major of the US Army lol. Congrats brother.


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Old 04-20-2018, 05:27 PM   #14
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Congrats! Thank you for your service, Sir.
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:33 PM   #15
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Congrats SFC!
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:33 PM   #16
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Congratulations
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:34 PM   #17
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God Bless & THANK You for your Service!!!
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:34 PM   #18
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Thank you Matt

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Old 04-20-2018, 05:36 PM   #19
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Thank you for your service. Congratulations.
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:39 PM   #20
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Congrats brother.
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:41 PM   #21
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You da man. Thank you sir for your service and sacrifice.


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Old 04-20-2018, 05:42 PM   #22
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This OP should have THOUSANDS of responses in my book!! I for one have appreciated your responses when I put up something about my son currently deployed in Iraq!!!!!

Even if I did not have my son serving, I promise...I will ALWAYS appreciate you and any of our military whether on active duty or a Veteran!!

The pic or you and your kiddo just brings tears to my ole' eyes....Jake has not seen his youngest son since he was 2 weeks old. You ever get around Granbury, lunch is on me and just maybe...Jake will be home and you two WARRIORS can meet FTF.

God Bless and Thanks......our ENTIRE FAMILY got your six!
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:44 PM   #23
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Be careful bud, and god bless.
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:44 PM   #24
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This OP should have THOUSANDS of responses in my book!! I for one have appreciated your responses when I put up something about my son currently deployed in Iraq!!!!!

Even if I did not have my son serving, I promise...I will ALWAYS appreciate you and any of our military whether on active duty or a Veteran!!

The pic or you and your kiddo just brings tears to my ole' eyes....Jake has not seen his youngest son since he was 2 weeks old. You ever get around Granbury, lunch is on me and just maybe...Jake will be home and you two WARRIORS can meet FTF.

God Bless and Thanks......our ENTIRE FAMILY got your six!
Thank you my friend. Leaving children is the hardest part of being a career Soldier. I appreciate you. God bless your son!!
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:44 PM   #25
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thank you sir for your service!! God bless you and your family!
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:49 PM   #26
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Thank you for your service and god bless you.
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:50 PM   #27
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You the man! Thank you bro. Appreciate your service.

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Old 04-20-2018, 05:53 PM   #28
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Default Today marks 25 years in service for me.

On to an also important matter. Did you finish your PDD yet? SM wants to know. 🤣


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Old 04-20-2018, 05:55 PM   #29
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Thank you Matt. Stay safe and God bless!
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:58 PM   #30
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lol, I am taking the pre Sergeant Major Academy courses now. Since I was already a First Sergeant, my load is easier!!
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:58 PM   #31
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Thank you for your service! God Bless and watch over you.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:04 PM   #32
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We are profoundly grateful that you do what you do.

Spending your career protecting liberty is a level of commitment that earns the highest honor and respect.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:04 PM   #33
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Stay safe Matt. We all appreciate your willingness to serve our great country and protect our freedoms. The older I get the more I appreciate guys like you who do what you do. Come home in one piece and get that bow out. It'll be hunting season before you know it.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:11 PM   #34
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Awesome!! That's a heck of a run. Thanks for your service!!
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:11 PM   #35
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Thank you Matt for your service, God Bless and safe travels.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:12 PM   #36
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Thank you and thank your family sir!

My father did 26 years and i was born on a military base. I was young but vividly remember the times he was gone and the times of living on a base. The world would not be the same without people like yall. Stay safe!!!!
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:12 PM   #37
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I’ve got a son-in-law in the Marines!
Thank you for your service!
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:13 PM   #38
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Thank you sir so much for your service to our great country.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:14 PM   #39
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My wife has been through five deployments, she is the hero. I have left her alone to take care of everything in my absence. She works full time and is an awesome mother. She, she is the champion in my house.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:24 PM   #40
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Thank you Sir for your service. And please extend our thanks to your family for allowing their husband and father to keep the wolves away from our door.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:29 PM   #41
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Thank you Sir.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:29 PM   #42
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Thank You!
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:35 PM   #43
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Its hard to get there but its worth it in the end when you retire, scary but worth it. You and your boys have a safe tour
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:45 PM   #44
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Stoney eyed barrel chested freedom fighter right there.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:47 PM   #45
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Brother--been there and done that---but a while ago. Thank you for carrying on the tradition of serving our nation and protecting the freedoms we enjoy. And, keep on taking care of our soldiers--may God keep you safe --
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:52 PM   #46
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:06 PM   #47
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Thanks brother - you and yours are in my family prayers every night
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:15 PM   #48
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Be safe Matt. Thanks for your service.
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:20 PM   #49
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A huge Thanks and God's blessings and protection to you and family!
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:24 PM   #50
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Thank you for your service. You’re very much appreciated.
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