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Saw something yesterday that still makes me tear up

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Diesel_Bomber, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Diesel_Bomber

    Diesel_Bomber

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    I live in a close knit community. We're a single street of houses, a single neighborhood, surrounded by miles of fields. We know each other, we take care of each other, we watch out for each other.

    One of the families here has been through a trying time - hubby deployed across the pond. We neighbors have all pitched in and taken care of his wife and three kids back here while their hubby/daddy has been protecting our freedom. We all take turns having the oil company fill her heating oil tank on our account, we've all taken turns babysitting, oil changes and maintenance on the family minivan, etc. Pretty much whatever we can do to make life easier for a single mom of three, including a new baby.

    Yesterday, we went and grabbed hubby from the airport and brought him home. Got to see him meet his 7 month old son for the first time, ever. Dude picked his son up and burst into tears.

    Like John Michael Montgomery says, there ain't nothing funny when a soldier cries.

    Still have to wipe my eyes every time I think of it. Most of us thank our service members for serving, we need to remember to thank their families too.
     
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  2. F14Scott

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    That's some really nice stuff, man. Good on ya.
     

  3. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    Good job helping out!

    The military is only half the force -- the other half is left at home...
     
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    And *that* is the America worth fighting for...
     
  6. Ryan-17

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    awesome story!!!!
     
  7. Sporaticus

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    Not to take away from what you and your neighbors have done, but if hubby was "protecting our freedom", he would be engaged "across the Potomac". Our own government is more of a threat to our freedom than Iraq and Afghanistan ever were.

    But, it's a damn fine thing you all did for the family of a serviceman who is across the pond, serving our nation in the military.
     
  8. Detectorist

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    I know how you feel.

    Two days ago I bumped into the homecoming for this hero, Jeffrey White.

    http://articles.kspr.com/2012-04-06/missouri-soldier_31302335

    I was returning home and ran across the funeral. I've never seen so many flags lining a street. It looked like the whole town was there.

    I did my best to hold back my tears as I didn't even know him, but he was part of my community. Don't know what hit me I cried so much. The death of a soldier affects us all.

    From one veteran to another, Jeffrey, Welcome Home.
     
  9. sierrafast

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    Then, if you truly believe that, why don't you take up arms against the US government. Let me know how that works out for you.
     
  11. Fred Hansen

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    Sir:
    God bless you and your community!
    That soldier will NEVER forget your kindness to his family.
    <From an old Vet>
     
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    great story , my daughters husband is marine . first deployment while married , 3 months in and shes doing better with it but it weighs on her , she comes up to our place on weekends to get away and get mind off of it .

    also she finally landed the nursing job she wanted so being busy is good .
     
  14. Ohio Cop

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    I'd be the first one in line to kick your nuts through the top of your head, just saying.


    Op, way to go sir.


    Don't want no sign
     
  15. CombatCamera

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    Awesome way to help out!!!
     
  16. okie

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    That's a wonderful thing for you and your neighbors to do my friend:patriot:
     
  17. longhair

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    Well said, sir.
     
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    What you do for others will come back to you. You know what friendship and support is all about. Thank you for being what we all should be to our neighbors and friends and I big thank you to the service man who is serving our country. And a special thank you to the spouse who sits at home waiting for his/her mate to return.
     
  19. Deployment Solu

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    Good for you and your community. There is no greater deed than the one done out of love for thy neighbor in their time of need. They will remember you kindness and perhaps it will inspire them to do the same for someone else in the future. It is one of the things that made this country great.
     
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    God bless you .tom.:thumbsup: