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« on: January 06, 2019, 05:19:09 PM »
I thought I would see what you are all doing to honor our vets and police.  I was making a wood engraving of a neighbors father (in his 80s) and his honorable d/c.  It has his dd214 on the back.  It had yellowed and had a paperclip mark.  We scanned it in at 600 dpi and my Daughter Monique fixed it up in photoshop.  The big one in for him, and there are smaller ones for each of his 8 kids (in their 50s)




 


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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 05:23:39 PM »
wow, that looks pretty! Such service we shall never fully appreciate the sacrifice involved. My Dad served in the Philippines. My Brother in Viet Nam. Both gone now.
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 05:51:44 PM »
In our family, we have 3 boys. now we all have a copy.  I have an honor wall in my shop with dad and uncles.  I made another as a memorial to a friend who teaches USAR, his son was a medic in army reserves but deployed and died for our country.

 




 




 

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 06:18:01 PM »
From a tired old Veteran thank you @doc henderson  this a great thing you have done
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2019, 06:27:11 PM »
Thank you for sticking your neck out for all of us.  what branch were you in, if I may ask.  I have received many handshakes and a few tears in return.

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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2019, 06:47:38 PM »
The Coleman co. is big in Wichita, Ks so When I heard about the Coleman Veterans Memorial on FF, I looked it up.  Stunning statues remembering our fallen men.  Of course it is in Coleman, MI.  Thanks to all who help with that.  My brother Bruce is not a vet, but the VFW in his town is shot short on vets young enough, so he is a member of their rifle team representing in parades, and honoring the veterans at their funerals.  He is a member of the auxiliary.

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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2019, 07:23:15 PM »
Thanks for doing that. 
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2019, 07:42:54 PM »
Those are really nice. Good looking memorials. I haven't done much of anything aside from giving money to vet groups outside of walmart. My father served in Los Alamos during the war. I also had two uncles in the European theatre, and another in Korea. My brother was in the Navy, and was aboard the Nimitz during the failed Operation Eagle Claw to free the hostages in Iran.

When I was in high school I intended on enlisting in the Army, and went as far as contacting a recruiter(big mistake!) and taking the ASVAB test. My intention was to be career military. I kind of cooled off on the idea, and didn't join. I sometimes regret it cause I'd now have a military pension, and VA benefits, but I wouldn't have been a good fit in the military. I despise bureaucracy, and I don't accept "just cause..." as a reason to do anything, regardless of who's asking.

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Oh, and my mother was civil service on an Army base, and she sometimes felt sorry for the troops away from home, and I was tasked with entertaining them on occasion. Go bowling, or whatever. Not like it was work or anything. I met some cool people.

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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 02:27:12 AM »
This is not really helping vets per se, but honoring and continuing the tradition.  My son joined the Army as an officer (PhD in Psychology).  He's been working at VA hospitals for several years  with addiction, PTSD, etc. etc.  A few months ago he graduated from BOLC (Basic Officer Leadership Course) and my mother and brothers agreed that we should present him with my father's Bronze Star, Infantry badge, and Purple Heart.  My dad would be proud. 

 

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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2019, 03:03:47 AM »
I am sure your dad is proud and so should you be.  Congrats, and you deserve a bit of credit for raising a good son.  He may not be carrying a gun on the front lines but prob. saving and improving many lives of those who have.  The military is not for everyone, and many people contribute in other ways to the nation and their own communities.  I am sure we all agree that we just cannot take for granted those who have served.

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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2019, 08:23:25 AM »
Greyman,you should be proud to have a son like that.
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2019, 09:52:29 AM »
Good on ya Doc. My part to honor fellow veterans is flag display cases.
Lost count of how many I have given away to families of deceased vets. I make them in batches of oiled walnut. I did accept a gift of a nice walnut log to be turned into more cases. This is a pic of one I did for our own Mr Tom. @Jeff can explain Mr Tom. Forestry forum logo etched in the glass. A neighbor who has a laser engraver burns the name on the base. 



 
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2019, 09:57:24 AM »
Very nice piney. My dad bought a "stack of wood" at auction before I was born.  I used a bit on projects over the years and we have just enough left to make a case for his flag.  He was always proud of that purchase since no one knew it was walnut.  Do you have plans you would want to share? This is part of why Walnut is my favorite wood.

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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2019, 02:23:43 PM »
Thank you for sticking your neck out for all of us.  what branch were you in, if I may ask.  I have received many handshakes and a few tears in return.
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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2019, 02:36:29 PM »
glad you are still with us goose.  Thanks again!

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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2019, 04:44:47 PM »
I hope you returned to a part of the country that still respected military service.  If not, you are now part of a community that as far as I can see, respects you greatly.  i was not in the military but as mentioned,uncles and dad were.  Not everyone wants to share their story, but if you are ok with it , can you elaborate a little on the gov. abbreviations in your post.  God bless buddy!  i.e. mco, acr.  looks like you were in country.

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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2019, 07:23:26 PM »
Nice work all.
FYI:  I belong to Bugles Across America ( Bugles Across America > Home ). We honor deceased veterans by sounding live Taps.
Military branches do provide recorded Taps for funerals with or without an honor guard.
But it it a sounding of live Taps that does the real honor.
There is never any fee. The family must request one of us buglers through the organisation throughout all states. Most buglers are vets, but many are not.
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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2019, 07:35:02 PM »
Thanks Pulphook

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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2019, 07:40:30 PM »
I also thank you and anyone that helps to honor us veterans and current military. I was Navy from Jan 1970 thru Dec 1973 and was patrolling the coast of Viet Nam late 70 to mid 71 on an old "Tin Can" destroyer. Nowadays when I wear my VN veteran hat I get lots of thank you's and welcome home's, so much of the public is trying to do right.
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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2019, 07:50:07 PM »
with all the senseless police shooting/murders, I thought I would throw this in.  About a month ago and more since, two police officers were killed.  My team at work and I were having our Christmas brunch the next morning.  Since our shift is noon to midnight.  I went up to pay and there was a sheriff deputy with his wife and about 4 y/o girl getting ready to pay ahead of me.  I could not help but think it could be this mom and daughter missing him today or tomorrow.  I offered to pay and he tried to refuse, and I found myself nudging and pushing him out of my way so I could buy their breakfast.  Wanted the wife and poss. the daughter to understand how much we depend and appreciate law enforcement, and the risk they are willing to take everyday.

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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2019, 07:58:42 PM »
When I see uniformed police in a convenience store or gas station I always try to thank them for their service, I was in the combat zone for less than a year and some of them are in a combat zone for their entire career.
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I was 13 when you got out.  let me say now, "welcome home gspren".!

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« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2019, 04:36:15 PM »
Reminder:
Posted before -- Bugles Across America ( online ), our group of mostly Vets  sound live Taps to honor deceased Veterans.
If you hear or know a memorial, church service, or burial of a vet in your area, notify the family that we will do live Taps for them.
There is no fee. The request has to be through the Bugles Across America website to a local volunteer in all states.
Federal and state military organizations ( Reserves or National Guard ) don't usually offer a live bugler, but have recorded units.
Having sounded Taps over many years for all branches, it always has a powerful effect on the family and friends; an honor.
Spread the word.
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« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2019, 12:41:18 PM »
I just got my copy of my Dad's DD214.  Made me feel proud.  Hard to read due to photo copy of different record source due to a fire back in 1976.  It is administered by the National archives, so if any family is interested in records, do it soon in case there are future catastrophic events.  It took about 4 months.  I assume now things will be digital.  My dad enlisted in 54 age 19.  He was a Army Military policemen stationed in Hawaii,  He was on a "colonels rifle team",  Honorable d/c in 57.  I was born in 1960.  My dad has been gone 10 years.  I did not hear a lot about his mil. experience but had a bit to do with the way I was raised.  My dad once told me, "the only men I fought were our own, they were either drinking, or gambling, or both"  My dad would not drink as I grew up, only moderation later.  He would play cards but not for money.  Gentlemen, this kind of puts it in perspective for me. God bless America.


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