NationStates Jolt Archive

Veterans! Stand up and be counted!

20-01-2005, 03:31
If you're a Veteran, or the spouse or child or parent of a veteran, speak up!

(poll imminent)

Just getting a feel for NS Veterans.
Von Witzleben
20-01-2005, 03:33
What kind of veterans? Do old keyboard warriors count?
20-01-2005, 03:34
7 1/2 year Navy and still goin. AO1(AW) or E-6 GO NAVY. Was in Operation Southern Watch, Operation Desert Fox and Operation Enduring Freedom.
20-01-2005, 03:37
US Army Ranger, ODS/S and a child of a US Army Infantryman in Vietnam.

btw: Victims of War on Drugs count.
20-01-2005, 04:06
6 yrs active Navy AT2
3 yrs Il ANG (ADA)
Presently US Army Reserves (DI)
20-01-2005, 04:09
USMC Naval Flight Officer in Desert Shield/Storm. I was a Bombardier/Navigator in the Grumman A6-E Intruder.
Soviet Narco State
20-01-2005, 04:34
I shot an air rifle in the cub scouts!
20-01-2005, 04:48
Both of my parents are Vietnam-era veterans, though Dad actually spent most of his time guarding the Korean border. My brother is in Kuwait, awaiting deployment to Iraq. My sister was in the Army (they all were) but was stationed in Germany. My other brother and I both tried to get in the military, but neither could pass the physical. Him-sculiosis-sp? and hearing loss. Me- blind as a bat.
20-01-2005, 05:19
Both my Grandfathers fought with the New Zealand army in WW2.
Findecano Calaelen
20-01-2005, 05:26
Grandfather fought in WW2 for Australia
Findecano Calaelen
20-01-2005, 05:32
Both my Grandfathers fought with the New Zealand army in WW2.
Go the ANZACs
20-01-2005, 05:33
My father is a Veteran of the Navy, no conflict.

Glenorand :sniper:
20-01-2005, 11:57
Go the ANZACs

Pepe Dominguez
20-01-2005, 12:05
btw: Victims of War on Drugs count.

Do beneficiaries of the War on Drugs count? :cool: I'm outta the business nowadays either way.

On topic, my dad and both grandfathers are veterans, Vietnam and WWII, respecively.
20-01-2005, 12:13
My Grandpa's cousin was (is, he's still alive.) a Lieutenant with the company who took Pegasus Bridge during the night before D-Day.

And my other Grandpa, who has sadly passed away, was a part of the Royal Honourable Artillery Company who fought in Africa and Italy.
The Imperial Navy
20-01-2005, 12:14
I refuse to fight for a governments greed. All governments are corrupt and evil-i'd only fight to defend my family.
20-01-2005, 12:16
Brother - Currently in Afghanistan with Task Force Pheonix III - US Army (also saw action in Grenada, Panama, GW1 and probably actions we will never hear of)

Father - Ex US Navy (Korean War)
Uncle - US Army - Vietnam - KIA
Uncle - US Navy (Retired) (Passed away)
Great Uncle US Navy (Served on the Enterprise WW2) (Passed away)
Uncle - RAF - retired (just been diagnosed with brain cancer)
Grandfather - WW2 Pacific - Navy Pilot (Passed away)
Great Uncle - RAF WW2 Pathfinder navigator - KIA
Great Uncle - WWI - KIA the Somme
Great Grandfather - Indian Army Cavalry Officer (Passed away)

Me - only male member of my direct family that has not served. However was a military brat for most of my youth.

This is not a complete list of my families service. We have a huge famliy spanning three continents and several countries.
John Browning
20-01-2005, 16:14
US Army Ranger, ODS/S and a child of a US Army Infantryman in Vietnam.

btw: Victims of War on Drugs count.

I did the ODS/S thing as an infantryman. I think you should count the Cold War (I do) as there were many who did the nuclear weapons or "other" things during that one.

Also, my father was in the infantry in the Korean War.
Lascivious Adulturers
20-01-2005, 16:27
Army SIGINT, Just Cause and Desert Shield/Storm.

Keruvalia, what company/Bat/time frame? Might have some mutual friends.