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Old 12-03-2018, 02:46 PM   #1
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Had to go back and double check to make sure I had my years correct, and this will be the 4th year of this jacket giveaway in honor of my grandfather, Staff Sergeant Robert Waldrep.

To nominate someone simply comment their name or username below. You can nominate yourself, other members and non-members. Veterans and current military men and women.

Robert Waldrep (Papa to me and his many grandchildren) was a member of the 99th infantry in WW2. He fought in Belgium and slowly made his way to Germany across the Ludendorff Bridge at the town of Remagen. The bridge was blown to pieces shortly after he led his group of men across. Although short in stature, he was full of bravery and integrity to which I had the blessing of him passing on these lessons and stories from his experiences fighting for my freedom. He was the recipient of 2 purple hearts and 2 bronze stars.

Two years ago I had the amazing experience of being able to step foot in these amazing places that I had heard countless stories of from my war time bedtime stories with papa. I saw the Ardennes forest where he was shot in the shoulder. With the heavy snowfall, the GI’s stuck out like a sore thumb with their earth toned gear. Papa crawled to a fence. There he saw men gunned downed in efforts to reach him. In his story, he said that his captain was making his way to him. Papa was motioning him to get down as an enemy sniper had been picking off American soldiers in the snow. Unfortunately, the captain was shot right in front of my grandpa. The crawl back to the American camp was long and cold, and upon making it there Papa found out that almost his whole company was missing or KIA.
As a kid, Papa and I would run across the “Remagan Bridge” which just happened to be in San Angelo, Tx, or so that’s what I was told. I never realized the feat that he had accomplished until I was face to face with the bridge itself. The bridge of course is no longer in place but the guard towers are. From a strategic setting, the German positions on the bridge had the upper hand. With a large cliff overlooking the bridge, Germans had a clear view of GI’s crossing the bridge. I was able to see what Papa saw just before he led his troops across that bridge while picking up MRE’s and ammo off of his dead soldiers.

The winter of 1944 and 1945 was one of the coldest ever in Belgium. Papa spent over a month living in a fox hole on a north facing ridge facing German artillery fire. Fires were not allowed and cold weather gear was scarce yet these brave men pulled through. I found this exact ridge in between what is called “The twin sisters” which is two close villages in Belgium. The area is now a military compound area, but luckily the fence had some holes so I was able to sneak in. No one was present in the compound that day as I snuck around the woods. What I found I will never forget. In the woods there were large holes, about two feet deep spread out for a couple hundred yards. Old foxholes used by my grandpa and his brothers.

Through the cold and the snow, Papa always talked about how a pair of wool socks that his mom had sent him was the difference between him succumbing to the elements and just barely getting by. He always wanted to hear about my adventures in the mountains and my hunting stories to which I always told him down to the exact detail of what all I had done.
Because of his sacrifice he made to this country, and the many other men and women who have sacrificed everything, I found the idea to keep a soldier warm while he was out in the woods chasing after deer, elk, or whatever his quarry was that day.

Papa taught me how to be a man of character, integrity, when to have patience, and when to stand up for what you believe in. I miss him every day.

Comment below your name, or someone else who has served or is currently serving in the military. You can post as many names as you want. The jacket will be the SixSite Gunnison soft shell jacket. Sixsite is a veteran owned company with all of their gear made here in the US.

The giveaway will be open until December 12 at midnight. I have been blessed with guys in the past donating items or purchasing another jacket to giveaway to a military member. If you would like to help in any form, send a PM my way.

Once again, thank you to all of our veterans and current military members. We will never know the fear you have faced and will never be able to repay you for what you have sacrificed. Thank you!
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Old 12-03-2018, 03:44 PM   #2
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Old 12-03-2018, 03:54 PM   #3
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Cool gesture, I'll nominate my dad.
Ron Gawryszewski LTC, 28 years active and reserves. Served in the Infantry and Special Forces, Has I believe 3 Purple Hearts while in Vietnam.
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Old 12-03-2018, 05:54 PM   #4
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Awesome gesture! I'll nominate myself. USMC 2012-2016
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:13 PM   #5
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I nominate my dad Jerry Eubank US Navy flight deck crew, served at the end of Vietnam.

My friend Cody Evans USMC served in Iraq

Thanks for doing this!
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:18 PM   #6
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I’d like to nominate my Dad, James Davis.
Dad served in the Navy for 16 years and 3 months. He joined in 1979 and retired when I was 6. Dad retired as an E6, snipe, boiler technician first class. He qualified as enlisted surface warfare specialist.
Dad received the Humanitarian Service Medal 3 times, Navy Expeditionary Medal 4 times, Meritorious Unit Commendation 3 times, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon 6 times, Battle E Ribbon 3 times, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal 4 times and, the Navy Achievement Medal 3 times.

My Dad is my personal hero. He now works full time as an Industrial Water Chemist (20 years) and is also a Teaching Pastor for a NBCC.
He taught my siblings and me how to hunt, fish, work ethic, and to love God. He’s the greatest man I know and I’d love it if he was selected. Thank you for the opportunity and this kind gesture.





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Old 12-03-2018, 06:59 PM   #7
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Awesome Gesture my friend.
I will nominate my Step Brother Holt Spradlin. Forgive me for not knowing unit and rank, but I will update my post tomorrow.
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:59 PM   #8
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How incredibly kind and generous of you to do this. I’ll nominate myself, US Army, Sergeant (E-5), 1975 - 1980.

Thank you.

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Old 12-03-2018, 08:06 PM   #9
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Amazing gesture!!! Its nice to see others take care of my Brothers in Arms!!! Semper Fi!!!
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:31 PM   #10
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Awesome gesture. I’d like to nominate my BIL, Justin. He joined the Marine Corp right after 9/11 happened.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:37 AM   #11
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:42 AM   #12
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I’ll nominate CHEW and my brother Justin Horak US Army Afghan veteran.
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:12 AM   #13
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Blake Butler 2-5 FA BN
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Cody Butler, Air Force 02-06

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Old 12-04-2018, 07:22 AM   #14
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Marshall Cochran (aka Warpig on here). I go pick him up Friday!
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:48 PM   #15
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:52 PM   #16
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Great gesture! Ill nominate myself..

US Navy '08-'12, E-5, served on the USS Carl Vinson, made 3 deployments.
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:39 PM   #17
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Ill give it a try, army 93-14. Thanks sir
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:21 PM   #18
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Myself, Tyler Miller. 2000-current. Just returned from a year in Afghanistan.




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Old 12-05-2018, 09:28 PM   #19
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Great read, your papa was a great brave man. My grandfather served and is no longer here, in his honor I followed his footsteps just to see the smile on his face. Lets roll the dice

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Old 12-07-2018, 03:27 AM   #20
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Since not many people are on this, I’ll go ahead and throw myself in the pot as well.

2013-Currently serving- Texas Army National Guard.
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:24 AM   #21
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Blake Butler 2-5 FA BN
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Cody Butler, Air Force 02-06

Thanks for the awesome gesture.


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Here’s a picture of Col. Powell and myself.




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Old 12-07-2018, 08:04 AM   #22
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Great gesture and thank you to all of yall that have sacrificed it all for the rest of us!
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:22 AM   #23
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Awesome gesture!

Outlaw_6 : Army National Guard retired ‘90 - ‘10.
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:40 AM   #24
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My 91 year old father Rigaud B Paine Jr. US Army signal crops Korea
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:52 AM   #25
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Awesome gesture. A lot of folks don’t have the money to afford gear that Nice.

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Old 12-09-2018, 08:29 PM   #26
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:35 PM   #27
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Good stuff right here.
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:37 PM   #28
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<----<<< This guy. Retired Air Force medic, 26 yrs. Still serving as an Air Force civilian employee (10 years).
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:01 AM   #29
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Deployed now, I dont need the jacket but hell of an offer.
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:14 AM   #30
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Thank you for continuing to honor your grandfather. My wife won this jacket before, and had the privilege of meeting the OP. This is a good young man who I know his grandfather would be proud of.
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:53 AM   #31
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:04 PM   #32
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I’ll throw my brother in the mix. Current Major in the Air Force, as is his wife.
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Old 12-12-2018, 02:47 PM   #33
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Thanks for doing this, Jason! Just this weekend I wore my jacket that I got from you last year and was reminded of what a blessing it was to receive it.
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Old 12-12-2018, 04:19 PM   #35
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Thanks for doing this, Jason! Just this weekend I wore my jacket that I got from you last year and was reminded of what a blessing it was to receive it.


It is my pleasure, thank you for your service!


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Old 12-13-2018, 04:31 PM   #36
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Today’s the 13th...wheres the winner!?
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:36 PM   #38
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Today’s the 13th...wheres the winner!?


Time flew by on me. Didn’t realize it was the 13th. Will have a winner announced this evening!!


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Old 12-13-2018, 08:45 PM   #39
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Drew numbers this evening and post #17 by bowtech38 was the lucky choice!!!


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Awesome gesture on your part!
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Thank you sir and to your family. Your grandpa is a true hero
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Congrats.
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:46 AM   #43
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