questionshow many veterans do we have here at deals?


Armament/recruiter, SMSgt, USAF 28+ years (retired)


USMC, four terrific years.... well, 3 years & 9 months of it was terrific anyway....


FC2 ( SW) USN 6 years. Pearl Harbor, HI. Two deployments to the Gulf.


US Army Captain 10 years active, 3 years reserve
US Coast Guard CPO 12 years active, 1 year reserve
Army Brat 20 years
ROTC 2 years
Military Retiree 8 years and counting
Civilian enjoying freedom provided by veterans 11 years


12 years Army. 6 in Field Artillery (155SP) and 6 flying Helicopters, Huey's and 58's.


Not a veteran, but just wanted to put my thanks and respect out there for those who have served


9 years - Army
CH/MH-47 Flight Engineer


6 years, USAF Far East Crypto-Linguist.


I agree with @thedogma, Thank you to all who have and continue to serve. I appreciate your sacrifices and the freedom that you help to provide.


This might be a "give me" from my screen name:

Sgt, USMC Force Reconnaissance, 1997-2005, medically retired


20 years Navy, O-5 (2100) (Medical Corpt). I spent most of my career outside the medical comamunity: don't regret it. I've been retired for almost 18 months now, enjoying it. I do worry about my peeps in AFG, almost every day


20 years US Army, MSG, retired 1989



"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for whoever sheds his blood with me shall be my brother."


For those who slept through high school English, @107bear is referring to this:
The guest speaker at my husband's retirement ceremony included part of this speech in his remarks. It brought tears to my eyes when I heard his first words as I knew what as about to be said. The two of them truly are brothers in arms and it was so heartfelt.

(Proud wife of an US Naval Flight Officer, 28yrs + 2 years Marine Corps Enlisted.)
Go, Navy! Beat Army! Sorry, @107bear, but you know that has to be said!


9+ years USAF Communications (73-82), three years in Germany, one year in Japan, and twice to Andrews AFB.


2009-present, SrA USAF, air traffic controller


To all who have posted - a warm, heartfelt thank you. Also, much gratitude to the families of all military personnel. I know your life is not easy either. You are appreciated!

If you're ever in an airport (or anywhere else) and see military personnel in uniform - Thank them w/this SILENT TRIBUTE. Have done this often; they know what you're saying and acknowledge you w/a nod or big smile. Or both. Often say "Thank you" back.

Bless all of you and many, many thanks for your service!!


Not a veteran, but wanted to say thanks to all the vets out there!

Thank you for everything you've done for this country!

And, not to leave out those that are currently still active, thank you for your service as well!

This country wouldn't be what it is without all of you :)


@gmwhit: oh! thats why my g-ma would do that!


Not me, but husband, USMC, '64-68, embassy guard.
Son, USAF, '93--97.


Another post to thank you men and women who allow me the freedom to do so. May God bless you.


Navy - 8 years, 11 months, 17 days - but I wasn't counting :-)