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Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by WaterinHoleBrew, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I may not have the chance to get on here tomorrow, so I wanted to send this out today to all my SMF Veteran friends & all Veterans everywhere.


    Freedom Isn't Free, I Cannot Put Into Words My Sincere Appreciation Of Your Sacrifice To Have Served Our Great USA!
  2. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  3. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I had never seen a spit valve on a bugle before. It makes sense, I just had never seen one.

    This is the 100th year since the signing of the peace accord ending the "War to End all wars". Sunday at 11:00 AM many may hear a bell ringing 21 times in salute of Armistice Day (100 years), which has since changed to Veterans Day. Why 21 times, its rendering the highest military honor which could be prescribed. You might check your local papers for special celebrations from public readings, prayers, concerts, etc.


    To all my fellow veterans I say well done and to their families a sincere thank you.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2018
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  4. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks for posting foamheart. Remembering those who have passed.
  5. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Tomorrow is a particularly reverent day to me.
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  6. JckDanls 07

    JckDanls 07 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I WHOLE HEARTILY AGREE... a big "THANK YOU" to all that have served.. to you all I raise my glass ...
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  7. retfr8flyr

    retfr8flyr Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I served in the war no one wants to talk about, Viet Nam. The troops are not the ones making the decisions to go to war but we were the ones that everyone blamed in Viet Nam and these vets never got the respect and honors they deserved. I am so glad times have changed and we now honor the military men and women that serve today.
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  8. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you to all those in the military, past and present, and their families for the sacrifices you have made for this great country...
  9. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yup---Spent my Honeymoon there!!
    Married December 27, 1968.
    Landed in Vietnam February 2, 1969.

  10. retfr8flyr

    retfr8flyr Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bear, I was there 67-68, We went over by ship with the whole squadron, the 17th Armored Air Cav. We hit country in Qui nhon and then went to Pleiku, attached to the 4th Infantry. Americal Division, in Chu Lai, wanted a troop sent to them and our troop, C Troop 7th Squadron 17th Armored Air Cav, was detached and sent up to Chu Lai. I spent the rest of my time in country there. I was a short timer when Tet offensive hit and I managed to survive that and make it home in March of 68.
  11. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome Home Brother!!
    My actual Brother was an ARMY MP, and spent 16 1/2 months in Qui Nhon (65-66), and got an early out for the extra 4 1/2 months. I was still in High School while he was in Vietnam.

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