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Soldiers Coming Home

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Fin D, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    If you can watch this without getting tears...you aren't human. Let's get them all home.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSMlIM9zLio"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSMlIM9zLio[/ame]
     
  2. NYFinFan

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    I lasted about 1:50 in.

    I agree with you.
     
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  3. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    I'm a little surprised this thread hasn't got more response.
     
  4. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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    For me it was the most real moment of my entire life(like the coming home and seeing everybody for the first time)....I did 12 months in Iraq from 2003-2004, 15 months altogether away from my home, I have no complaints. However while I was there my daughter was born so when I actually came home she was 3 months old...I missed her being born...When I was there, I had the mentality of anything goes...anything to make it back to the States to be with my daughter, I didnt care if that meant running over an Iraqi family to survive I was doing it without blinking an eye. To this day I believe I was temp. insane for that time period, u have to be, doing 6/16hr days a week outside the wire for 12 months.....

    I honestly tried my hardest to not think of them, I had my team sgt, open my mail, and take all the pictures out and get rid of them...We had the ability to call home every week, as we were in the same areas and worked with, and befriended the SF with sat phones...they let us use them whenever we wanted them, I called once a month....

    I didnt want to dwell on them, I didnt want to be homesick...I thought that would make me weak....so yeah coming home and having a moment like the one displayed in that video was real. I didnt cry that day I remember I was thankful and just held her, in silence....actually it wasnt silent, it was a packed airport, with media and camera but it was the quietest place on earth to me that day...

    Everybody takes back one or 2 things whether good or bad from war. Mine, is one I have to take a shower everyday, sometimes on the weekend in the winter up here, ehh you arent doing much, so you forgo it for a day....not me I need to take one everyday, 2 in the summertime...we didnt take a shower for the first 3.5 months we were out there, and second I know it sound cliche, but I dont take for granted one single day with my daughter....
     
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  5. USArmyFinFan

    USArmyFinFan Maximum Effort

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    I got all teary eyed and had not even began to watch it. I remember coming home, and the emotions that came flowing then.
     
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  6. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    You probably got teary eyed from remembering that nice dress I was wearing........
     
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  7. Fin D

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    If anything can make a grown war hardened man cry...its you in a dress.
     
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  8. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    Awwwwwww I bet you say that to all the cross dressers.....
     
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  9. Fin D

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    No, no, my honey-dipped words are for your ears only, Angel Muffin.
     
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  10. USArmyFinFan

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    Stop guys, your making this war hardend soldier blush....
     
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