GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-29-2011, 11:52   #7426
B. Somm
CLM Number 175
Lady B/Team OAF
 
B. Somm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Northern Mexico...AKA: Arizona
Posts: 4,534
Send a message via ICQ to B. Somm Send a message via AIM to B. Somm Send a message via Yahoo to B. Somm


Just popping in to say howdy and to let you know that I've been thinking about you...which is quite often! I your latest surgery helps with your pain!

Big hugs!
B.

P.S. Sawgrass: I too enjoyed the Lily of the Valley pic! I haven't seen them in a long time and have always like them when I lived in Ohio!
__________________
Bringing you quality signatures since 1999! -B. Somm
I wasa going to say something but decided against it due to the fact it might end up as a sig line. -KSSWATCOP

GSSF/Niner #141/Big Dawg #117/Grand Canyon Glockers #9/FM Lodge #50 and OAF #918
B. Somm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2011, 18:35   #7427
Lone_Wolfe
CLM Number 226
Sandbox Refugee
 
Lone_Wolfe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: This side of a tombstone
Posts: 26,395


Quote:
Originally Posted by B. Somm View Post
Just popping in to say howdy and to let you know that I've been thinking about you...which is quite often! I your latest surgery helps with your pain!

Big hugs!
B.
Hiya B!!!! Where you been? I've missed you.

And thank you, I hope it does too.



Quote:
Originally Posted by engineer151515 View Post
: patriot: : patriot:




Quote:
Originally Posted by sawgrass View Post
Those temps sound miserable. Do you need some more Emergen-C for your water? I remember how much you like it.: supergrin:

Maybe if we could get out of the 50-60's something might bloom. The little iris are called 'Flight of Butterflies'. The bigger ones are some kind of bearded iris but I don't know their names. We have peonies that are close too. Yesterday we planted zucchini, summer squash, okra, turnips, radishes, onions, tomatoes, brussel sprouts, eggplant and basil. At this rate it might snow before any of it comes in.: shocked:

Each little rose bush has one bud on it. I ran out of GT photo space.

I hope your chest feels better soon.


I love those Irises now, please take more pics! Set yourself up a photobucket account so you don't have to go back and delete your pics all the time. I love looking back at stuff you've posted before.

Yesterday I asked my doc when my chest was going to stop hurting. He said "When you die". I asked if that could be arranged. He wasn't amused, but said he understood.



Quote:
Originally Posted by BobInTX View Post
Hmmm....
Yes?......... You trying to say something?.....................



Quote:
Originally Posted by sawgrass View Post
I didn't comment on your 'writing' because I wanted to see if I felt the same way this am. The difference between the first time and now has me wondering what's going on. I hope your ability to write with a humorous note means that you have found a tolerable place for your feelings regarding Greg's death. I gotta say though Lone_Wolfe part of me wonders that if the 'tone' is due to the increased pain meds., the recent procedure and your inability to sleep. Whatever it is, LW hang in there and keep the demons at bay. We love you Wolfe. The losses that you have suffered are not unrecognized this Memorial Day weekend.

.....
I'd say the latter on the changed tone, although I think I'm making progress toward finding a way to handle the pain and guilt. I showed what I wrote to my shrink today and he said I was hiding behind humor to avoid feeling anything. I asked him what he thought I could feel as doped up as I been lately. He commented that I've been doped up 24/7 for 2 1/2 years, but he understood what I meant because of what they've been giving me lately.

Those demons have been hanging around, knocking on my door, whispering in my ear, I keep telling them to **** off, but they come back. And thank you, I love all of you too. Happy Memorial Day.
__________________
NRA Benefactor Member++++++SAF Life Member+++++++++++

To those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending American freedom, you will not be forgotten.

RIP my friends Greg and Florence, see you again on the other side.
RIP Jeff (23Skidoo) - 1962-2012 and Gloria (Silent_Runner) - 1964-2013
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE
Lone_Wolfe is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2011, 18:42   #7428
Lone_Wolfe
CLM Number 226
Sandbox Refugee
 
Lone_Wolfe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: This side of a tombstone
Posts: 26,395


I decided to post this separate so I could also post a tribute to Greg in the same post. I remember last year I posted Greg's story on Memorial Day, this time I'm posting it the day before, although it's actually Memorial Day here already.

Okie Memorial Area

Here's the whole thing as I've written in the last couple days......


Well hello again, once again my name is Greg. I supposed you remember me as the guy who tried to get to your friend Wolfe after she got shot. Last time you brought me here to tell my tale I died again at the end of it, but here I am again. Does this mean I get to stay alive this time?

I met Wolfe at a small base in Afghanistan in 2008 when I was on what was planned to be my last deployment before retiring. I knew Iíd miss the Army, but not craphole bases like this one I was stuck on. Wolfe was trying to fly off the base to a different one with some gear, I just wanted to get back to my home base. We were both at the excuse for a flight line that was there, waiting for choppers when we were told that the flight was cancelled because of a problem with one of the birds. Wolfe was starting to drag her junk back to a tent when I heard someone tell her that they might be able to run a convoy to get her to the next base. I think they just wanted her off the base because she drank almost as much coffee as I did. I got word a little later that sheíd gotten her commandís blessing to go, so I decided to go to the base where the choppers were. I knew if I helped them get the thing flying again I could probably get on it. Sometimes being a mechanic can be handy.

I went into a tent and saw her making coffee, so I went over to help her drink it. I told her Iíd be riding along on the convoy and she seemed to like the idea, so we hung out for a few hours waiting to go. She either liked my sense of humor or pretended to, so we traded jokes and politically incorrect stories there and on the ride. We met the crew on the convoy, got a safety briefing and got all loaded up and ready to go. Wolfe and I rode in the same MRAP, and we discovered how her being short was an advantage. She didnít hit her head on the roof when she was bounced against the seatbelts by the driver trying to drive in and out of holes in the road the size of Atlanta. We rode for a couple hours, trading BS and laughing when the locals decided to blow us up. At least they tried, no one got hurt. I started expressing my opinion of them in no uncertain terms. Wolfe let out a pretty impressive blue streak. Then I showed her how itís really done. Once we all curled the paint inside the vehicle we waited while the driver and convoy commander tried to get us moving again, but no joy.

The convoy commander told us we were going to have to abandon ship, and had the Grunts jump out and form a perimeter around all 3 vehicles. There were rock formations all around us, on one side they were higher than the vehicles we were in. The plan was for Wolfe and me to run to some big rocks near the front of the rear vehicle, hide behind then until given the signal to run the rest of the way to the rear vehicle and get in. The plan worked great for me, but not so well for Wolfe. On command we readied our weapons and made for the rocks. I was closer to the door, so I ran first. Wolfe was only a few behind me for the first half of the run, but some hajjis stuck AKís out from behind more rocks near the back of the rear vehicle and made a lead deposit to Wolfeís chest and piled her up in her tracks. So I was down behind the rocks watching 2 guys take on a dozen grunts and gunners. A third hajji was hidden near the spot where Wolfe was taking her nap, and he proved hard to get. The 2 at the back were taken out quickly enough, but #3 was keeping us all pinned down so no one could get to Wolfe. She wasnít moving, for all I knew she was dead, but I decided to go find out. I ran toward her and #3 saw me break cover and started shooting me. I guess that means I donít get to stay alive this time either.


RIP Greg

Okie Memorial Area
__________________
NRA Benefactor Member++++++SAF Life Member+++++++++++

To those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending American freedom, you will not be forgotten.

RIP my friends Greg and Florence, see you again on the other side.
RIP Jeff (23Skidoo) - 1962-2012 and Gloria (Silent_Runner) - 1964-2013
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE
Lone_Wolfe is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2011, 19:30   #7429
BobInTX
Senior Member
 
BobInTX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,088
Blog Entries: 2
^^^ yeah, what your shrink said.

__________________
"I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me". Philippians 4:13.
BobInTX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2011, 20:12   #7430
23skidoo
Deceased
 
23skidoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Big Chimney, WV
Posts: 5,858
That was a great tribute to Greg Sweetheart.
__________________
"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans to legitimately own handguns and rifles"
William J. Clinton March 1, 1993 10 Ring # 365
23skidoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2011, 21:24   #7431
engineer151515
_______________
 
engineer151515's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 20,099


Quote:
Originally Posted by 23skidoo View Post
That was a great tribute to Greg Sweetheart.
yes.



<<< worries about you.
__________________
A picture is worth a thousand words but you can't see what those shades of gray keep covered. You should have seen it in color. - Jamey Johnson - In Color

Last edited by engineer151515; 05-29-2011 at 21:37..
engineer151515 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2011, 22:57   #7432
.264 magnum
CLM Number 121
Charter Lifetime Member
 
.264 magnum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 16,637
Wolfe,

Greg was a warrior. What he did in effort to help you was flatly heroic nothing less. However, in the end it was his choice. You did nothing wrong and Greg did nothing wrong.

Find peace soon, you deserve as much.

I also hope your physical pain leaves you ASAP.

Thank you for your service. I thank Greg for his as well.
__________________
The Gonzales Flag - "Come and Take It!"
.264 magnum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 09:49   #7433
sawgrass
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,312
Lone_Wolfe you are in my thoughts this Memorial Day. There is all kinds of loss and much to be reflected upon. Soft hugs and comforting words. Thank you for being an American Soldier.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bac1023 View Post
I've learned over the years that if you don't get exactly what you want, you'll never satisfy the desire. :cool:
sawgrass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 11:53   #7434
Silent_Runner
Can you hear me
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Off the Deep End!
Posts: 3,310
Quote:
Originally Posted by .264 magnum View Post
Wolfe,

Greg was a warrior. What he did in effort to help you was flatly heroic nothing less. However, in the end it was his choice. You did nothing wrong and Greg did nothing wrong.

Find peace soon, you deserve as much.

I also hope your physical pain leaves you ASAP.

Thank you for your service. I thank Greg for his as well.
This sums it up very well. Greg is a hero for the choices he made and you would have done the same for him.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lone_Wolfe View Post
I decided to post this separate so I could also post a tribute to Greg in the same post. I remember last year I posted Greg's story on Memorial Day, this time I'm posting it the day before, although it's actually Memorial Day here already.

Okie Memorial Area


RIP Greg

Okie Memorial Area
Wolfe that was well written and Greg would be proud. I have no doubt he is very proud of you for fighting the battle to recover that you have. You are making us all proud. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Thank you to all service members and veterans.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silent_Runner View Post
On here I'm an *** hole.
In real life I'm an *** hole with a gun. :supergrin:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lone_Wolfe
I mean, Iím mentally ill, not mentally deficient! There's a difference between psycho and stupid.
Rest in Peace Jeff Abshire-1962-2012-aka 23Skidoo
Silent_Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 17:48   #7435
BobInTX
Senior Member
 
BobInTX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,088
Blog Entries: 2
I think the way you have fought for your life personifies the spirit of the American soldier and it is to that spirit of the service people who have fought, and died, for our freedom since 1775 that we pay tribute today.
__________________
"I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me". Philippians 4:13.
BobInTX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 17:59   #7436
sawgrass
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,312
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobInTX View Post
I think the way you have fought for your life personifies the spirit of the American soldier .

LW heard (read) that today? Eventhough you haven't answered my pm.
Bob you and I think a lot alike. As different as we are, that makes me .
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bac1023 View Post
I've learned over the years that if you don't get exactly what you want, you'll never satisfy the desire. :cool:
sawgrass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 18:19   #7437
Lone_Wolfe
CLM Number 226
Sandbox Refugee
 
Lone_Wolfe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: This side of a tombstone
Posts: 26,395


Quote:
Originally Posted by BobInTX View Post
I think the way you have fought for your life personifies the spirit of the American soldier and it is to that spirit of the service people who have fought, and died, for our freedom since 1775 that we pay tribute today.
I was just (re) writing my reply to sawgrass about the same thing. I've never considered myself much of an example for anyone else, but I'm trying to see where your coming from. I'm just thinking how ready I've been to give up so many times.

Sometimes I think the reason I haven't is because so many people won't let me. Not to mention what some of you folks would do to me.



Quote:
Originally Posted by sawgrass View Post
LW heard (read) that today? Eventhough you haven't answered my pm.
Bob you and I think a lot alike. As different as we are, that makes me .
Actually I did answer your PM, and when I tried to send it hajji-net ate it.

I think you 2 just talk about me, that's why you think alike.
__________________
NRA Benefactor Member++++++SAF Life Member+++++++++++

To those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending American freedom, you will not be forgotten.

RIP my friends Greg and Florence, see you again on the other side.
RIP Jeff (23Skidoo) - 1962-2012 and Gloria (Silent_Runner) - 1964-2013
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE
Lone_Wolfe is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 18:50   #7438
sawgrass
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,312
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lone_Wolfe View Post
I was just (re) writing my reply to sawgrass about the same thing. I've never considered myself much of an example for anyone else, but I'm trying to see where your coming from. I'm just thinking how ready I've been to give up so many times.

Sometimes I think the reason I haven't is because so many people won't let me. Not to mention what some of you folks would do to me.





Actually I did answer your PM, and when I tried to send it hajji-net ate it.

I think you 2 just talk about me, that's why you think alike.
You know better than that. I don't discuss you. I'm very clear how important your privacy is to you and I respect that.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bac1023 View Post
I've learned over the years that if you don't get exactly what you want, you'll never satisfy the desire. :cool:
sawgrass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 19:23   #7439
Lone_Wolfe
CLM Number 226
Sandbox Refugee
 
Lone_Wolfe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: This side of a tombstone
Posts: 26,395


I know and I appreiciate that, but I couldn't resist the opening.



Quote:
Originally Posted by 23skidoo View Post
That was a great tribute to Greg Sweetheart.
Thank you. Okie Memorial Area




Quote:
Originally Posted by engineer151515 View Post
yes.

: hugs:: hugs:

<<< worries about you.




Quote:
Originally Posted by Silent_Runner View Post
This sums it up very well. Greg is a hero for the choices he made and you would have done the same for him.
I like to think I would have, anyway.

Wolfe that was well written and Greg would be proud. I have no doubt he is very proud of you for fighting the battle to recover that you have. You are making us all proud. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.: patriot:
You're welcome.

Thank you to all service members and veterans.
^^^ This. Thank you to all who are serving, have served or will serve.


Quote:
Originally Posted by sawgrass View Post
Lone_Wolfe you are in my thoughts this Memorial Day. There is all kinds of loss and much to be reflected upon. Soft hugs and comforting words. Thank you for being an American Soldier.
Thank you for that, my friend.



Quote:
Originally Posted by .264 magnum View Post
Wolfe,

Greg was a warrior. What he did in effort to help you was flatly heroic nothing less. However, in the end it was his choice. You did nothing wrong and Greg did nothing wrong.

Find peace soon, you deserve as much.

I also hope your physical pain leaves you ASAP.

Thank you for your service. I thank Greg for his as well.
True, he's a hero in every sense of the word that I know. I find myself second guessing him a lot, but that's because I know the outcome.

I'd like to have peace and no or even less pain. Thank you.
__________________
NRA Benefactor Member++++++SAF Life Member+++++++++++

To those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending American freedom, you will not be forgotten.

RIP my friends Greg and Florence, see you again on the other side.
RIP Jeff (23Skidoo) - 1962-2012 and Gloria (Silent_Runner) - 1964-2013
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

Last edited by Lone_Wolfe; 05-30-2011 at 19:26..
Lone_Wolfe is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 20:04   #7440
gemeinschaft
AKA Fluffy316
 
gemeinschaft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 4,603
Send a message via AIM to gemeinschaft Send a message via Yahoo to gemeinschaft Send a message via Skype™ to gemeinschaft
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lone_Wolfe View Post
True, he's a hero in every sense of the word that I know. I find myself second guessing him a lot, but that's because I know the outcome.

I'd like to have peace and no or even less pain. Thank you.
My battle hardened uncle gave me a great tidbit of advice before I was deployed. In his words -

"The only thing that typically makes the difference between bravery and stupidity, is the Outcome." - Uncle Tom N.

After some experience of my own, that statement has made a lot of sense and many times has helped me accept the outcome off many things.

That being said, I hope you are feeling better. Tell Hadji I said hi.
__________________
Check my Photography Site at: http://fluffyshotme.com/

Last edited by gemeinschaft; 05-30-2011 at 20:10..
gemeinschaft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 20:24   #7441
sawgrass
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,312
Quote:
Originally Posted by gemeinschaft View Post
My battle hardened uncle gave me a great tidbit of advice before I was deployed. In his words -

"The only thing that typically makes the difference between bravery and stupidity, is the Outcome." - Uncle Tom N.

After some experience of my own, that statement has made a lot of sense and many times has helped me accept the outcome off many things.

That being said, I hope you are feeling better. Tell Hadji I said hi.
Giving LW an opening like that...oh boy. LW Greg knew what he was doing, and he died a very honorable American Soldier at war death. You would have done the same for him.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bac1023 View Post
I've learned over the years that if you don't get exactly what you want, you'll never satisfy the desire. :cool:
sawgrass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 20:39   #7442
gemeinschaft
AKA Fluffy316
 
gemeinschaft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 4,603
Send a message via AIM to gemeinschaft Send a message via Yahoo to gemeinschaft Send a message via Skype™ to gemeinschaft
Quote:
Originally Posted by sawgrass View Post
Giving LW an opening like that...oh boy. LW Greg knew what he was doing, and he died a very honorable American Soldier at war death. You would have done the same for him.
LW knows exactly where I am coming from and I mean no disrespect towards Greg.

I have lost quite a few of my close brothers to combat (one is enough) and had to deal with it. It took me a long time to settle some of the demons that I brought back as a result.

What is my point? I am sure Greg fully knew that what he was doing would likely lead to his own death, but he was not about to leave his coffee drinking comrade on the battlefield alone.

I think one of the best things that could come from this is for LW to come home and find Greg's family and tell them what happened. It will help heal their wounds and help LW with her own wounds.

LW, I look forward to hearing back from you one of these days when you have time to write.
__________________
Check my Photography Site at: http://fluffyshotme.com/
gemeinschaft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 19:23   #7443
Lone_Wolfe
CLM Number 226
Sandbox Refugee
 
Lone_Wolfe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: This side of a tombstone
Posts: 26,395


Quote:
Originally Posted by gemeinschaft View Post
My battle hardened uncle gave me a great tidbit of advice before I was deployed. In his words -

"The only thing that typically makes the difference between bravery and stupidity, is the Outcome." - Uncle Tom N.

After some experience of my own, that statement has made a lot of sense and many times has helped me accept the outcome off many things.

That being said, I hope you are feeling better. Tell Hadji I said hi.
I've hear that one before, and trust me, I've called Greg and his actions stupid many times. I tend to do it more often when I'm really down or hurting so bad I don't want to still be alive.

Sure, I'll wave Hi to the hajjis around here, but I won't promise to use more than one finger.



Quote:
Originally Posted by sawgrass View Post
Giving LW an opening like that...oh boy. LW Greg knew what he was doing, and he died a very honorable American Soldier at war death. You would have done the same for him.
sawgrass, when I read that first part I'll admit I laughed so hard I had to reach for another pain pill.

Yeah, what Greg did was honorable. Stupid, but honorable. I like to think I'd have done the same thing for him, but in the heat of the battle I might have cowered my chicken**** ass behind the rocks and done nothing. I hop not, but I don't know.



Quote:
Originally Posted by gemeinschaft View Post
LW knows exactly where I am coming from and I mean no disrespect towards Greg.

I have lost quite a few of my close brothers to combat (one is enough) and had to deal with it. It took me a long time to settle some of the demons that I brought back as a result.

What is my point? I am sure Greg fully knew that what he was doing would likely lead to his own death, but he was not about to leave his coffee drinking comrade on the battlefield alone.

I think one of the best things that could come from this is for LW to come home and find Greg's family and tell them what happened. It will help heal their wounds and help LW with her own wounds.

LW, I look forward to hearing back from you one of these days when you have time to write.
He had to know he'd most likely get shot, because that last Afghani was so close to me he about couldn't miss from what I was told. If I could talk to him I think the first thing I'd ask would be "What the hell were you thinking?!?"

I couldn't imagine meeting his family or them wanting to meet me. After all, if not for me he'd still be alive. No telling how they might react to me.

I'll write back when I can. I've actually got several messages I need ro respond to, some I've had for a while. Some of the longer or more intense ones I have a hard time responding to because I don't do well with the emotional overload.
__________________
NRA Benefactor Member++++++SAF Life Member+++++++++++

To those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending American freedom, you will not be forgotten.

RIP my friends Greg and Florence, see you again on the other side.
RIP Jeff (23Skidoo) - 1962-2012 and Gloria (Silent_Runner) - 1964-2013
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE
Lone_Wolfe is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 20:26   #7444
BobInTX
Senior Member
 
BobInTX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,088
Blog Entries: 2
__________________
"I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me". Philippians 4:13.
BobInTX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 00:01   #7445
gemeinschaft
AKA Fluffy316
 
gemeinschaft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 4,603
Send a message via AIM to gemeinschaft Send a message via Yahoo to gemeinschaft Send a message via Skype™ to gemeinschaft
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lone_Wolfe View Post
Sure, I'll wave Hi to the hajjis around here, but I won't promise to use more than one finger.
Yes, please do that for me. Tell them if they don't settle down, I'll come back to the sandbox and bury more of them.
__________________
Check my Photography Site at: http://fluffyshotme.com/
gemeinschaft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 08:12   #7446
BobInTX
Senior Member
 
BobInTX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,088
Blog Entries: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lone_Wolfe View Post
I've hear that one before, and trust me, I've called Greg and his actions stupid many times. I tend to do it more often when I'm really down or hurting so bad I don't want to still be alive.

Sure, I'll wave Hi to the hajjis around here, but I won't promise to use more than one finger.

sawgrass, when I read that first part I'll admit I laughed so hard I had to reach for another pain pill.

Yeah, what Greg did was honorable. Stupid, but honorable. I like to think I'd have done the same thing for him, but in the heat of the battle I might have cowered my chicken**** ass behind the rocks and done nothing. I hop not, but I don't know.

He had to know he'd most likely get shot, because that last Afghani was so close to me he about couldn't miss from what I was told. If I could talk to him I think the first thing I'd ask would be "What the hell were you thinking?!?"

I couldn't imagine meeting his family or them wanting to meet me. After all, if not for me he'd still be alive. No telling how they might react to me.
Well, if it was me I'd say "I was saving your ass!"

How are you feeling? Can you tell any difference from the surgery they did?
__________________
"I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me". Philippians 4:13.
BobInTX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 11:00   #7447
Silent_Runner
Can you hear me
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Off the Deep End!
Posts: 3,310
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobInTX View Post
Well, if it was me I'd say "I was saving your ass!"

How are you feeling? Can you tell any difference from the surgery they did?
I like that answer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gemeinschaft View Post
Yes, please do that for me. Tell them if they don't settle down, I'll come back to the sandbox and bury more of them.
Feel free to go and do that anyway.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lone_Wolfe View Post
I couldn't imagine meeting his family or them wanting to meet me. After all, if not for me he'd still be alive. No telling how they might react to me.
.
Wolfe I think if you could do it Greg's family would be glad to meet you. You said before that they know he died a hero so why would they not want to meet the person he saved? I think they would be very happy to know that his death was not in vain and the person he saved had survived her injuries and had even gone on to save someone else's life. If it were one of my children who had died saving the life of another I would want to someday meet that person.

How is your chest feeling?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silent_Runner View Post
On here I'm an *** hole.
In real life I'm an *** hole with a gun. :supergrin:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lone_Wolfe
I mean, Iím mentally ill, not mentally deficient! There's a difference between psycho and stupid.
Rest in Peace Jeff Abshire-1962-2012-aka 23Skidoo
Silent_Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 18:55   #7448
Lone_Wolfe
CLM Number 226
Sandbox Refugee
 
Lone_Wolfe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: This side of a tombstone
Posts: 26,395


Quote:
Originally Posted by Lone_Wolfe View Post
"What the hell were you thinking?!?"
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobInTX View Post
Well, if it was me I'd say "I was saving your ass!"
"Are you out of your mind?!?! You were OK, look at the condition I was in. I almost died anyway, and you could have been fine!!!"



Quote:
Originally Posted by gemeinschaft View Post
Yes, please do that for me. Tell them if they don't settle down, I'll come back to the sandbox and bury more of them.
Want me to go to billeting and get you a room?



Quote:
Originally Posted by BobInTX View Post
How are you feeling? Can you tell any difference from the surgery they did?
I'm still hurting like hell. I can't tell any real difference yet because I've had to stay as immobile as possible in the shoulders, arms, etc. My terrorist only started back working a little on range of motion today, and he's still keeping that real limited. I haven't been able to stretch of lift anything at all yet. The anti-inflammatories seem to be helping that problem some, but thrashing around in my sleep isn't helping that or the repair at all.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Silent_Runner View Post
Wolfe I think if you could do it Greg's family would be glad to meet you. You said before that they know he died a hero so why would they not want to meet the person he saved? I think they would be very happy to know that his death was not in vain and the person he saved had survived her injuries and had even gone on to save someone else's life. If it were one of my children who had died saving the life of another I would want to someday meet that person.

How is your chest feeling?
Yes, they know he was a hero and the basic details. How do you know seeing me wouldn't just be a painful reminder to them? What if they blamed me in spite of the fact that I was dirt napping when Greg came out? After all, I shouldn't have been on that convoy i first place.

You already know how my chest feels.
__________________
NRA Benefactor Member++++++SAF Life Member+++++++++++

To those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending American freedom, you will not be forgotten.

RIP my friends Greg and Florence, see you again on the other side.
RIP Jeff (23Skidoo) - 1962-2012 and Gloria (Silent_Runner) - 1964-2013
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE
Lone_Wolfe is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 19:36   #7449
gemeinschaft
AKA Fluffy316
 
gemeinschaft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 4,603
Send a message via AIM to gemeinschaft Send a message via Yahoo to gemeinschaft Send a message via Skype™ to gemeinschaft
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lone_Wolfe View Post

Want me to go to billeting and get you a room?
Can you book that room for two? I promised my son I would take him shooting, might as well be for a good cause.
__________________
Check my Photography Site at: http://fluffyshotme.com/
gemeinschaft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 18:45   #7450
Lone_Wolfe
CLM Number 226
Sandbox Refugee
 
Lone_Wolfe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: This side of a tombstone
Posts: 26,395


Quote:
Originally Posted by gemeinschaft View Post
Can you book that room for two? I promised my son I would take him shooting, might as well be for a good cause.
One room for 2, ready and waiting! Beds turned back and mints on pillows.



My doc seems happy with the results of my arthroscopy, at least so far. He's not having me stretch and pull yet, but he says my rib is staying in place better. It still hurts like hell, but I'm not getting quite the spasms I was before. They're far from gone completely, but I'll take any relief I can get.

My shrink seemed pretty happy about our session today too, he made the comment that I seemed to have dumped most of the crap out of me head, and not it's time to start putting it all back in. **** that, why would I want to put it back in?
__________________
NRA Benefactor Member++++++SAF Life Member+++++++++++

To those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending American freedom, you will not be forgotten.

RIP my friends Greg and Florence, see you again on the other side.
RIP Jeff (23Skidoo) - 1962-2012 and Gloria (Silent_Runner) - 1964-2013
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE
Lone_Wolfe is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
angel soldier, breast cancer, chemotherapy, coming home, gtds, kicking cancer's ass, one giant leap!, rip jeff and gloria, whip those demons!
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:15.



Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 1,108
323 Members
785 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,244
Nov 11, 2013 at 11:42