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Quote/Poem Chain email that touched my heart - no idea of origin

Discussion in 'All other military discussion' started by ArcticWolf, Jul 3, 2009.


  1. ArcticWolf

    ArcticWolf Mi Staff Sergeant MI.Net Member

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    You stay up for 16 hours
    He stays up for days on end.

    You take a warm shower to help you wake up.
    He goes days or weeks without running water.

    You complain of a 'headache', and call in sick.
    He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.

    You put on your anti war/don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up
    with your friends.
    He still fights for your right to wear that shirt.

    You make sure you're mobile phone is in your pocket.
    He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags.

    You talk trash about your 'buddies' that aren't with you.
    He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.

    You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.
    He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.

    You complain about how hot it is.
    He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his
    brow.

    You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order
    wrong.
    He doesn't get to eat today.

    Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.
    He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.

    You go to the mall and get your hair redone.
    He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today.

    You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.
    He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.

    You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.
    He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home .

    You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.
    He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.

    You roll your eyes as a baby cries.
    He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll
    ever meet.

    You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.
    He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting.

    You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.
    He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded.

    You see only what the media wants you to see.
    He sees the broken bodies lying around him.

    You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.
    He does exactly what he is told even if it puts his life in danger.

    You stay at home and watch TV.
    He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat.

    You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable.
    He tries to sleep but gets woken by mortars and helicopters all night
    long.

    If you support your troops, send this to 7 people.
    If you don't support your troops well, then don't send this out. You won't
    die in 7 days, your love life won't be affected, and you won't have the
    worst day ever.
    You don't have to email this. It's not like you know the men and women
    that are dying to preserve your rights.

    REMEMBER our Troops, and do not forget them LATER
    Lest we forget -
    KEEP THE CHAIN GOING
     
  2. MarineMG03

    MarineMG03 Mi Recruit MI.Net Member

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    that was a great find.....I Will drink to that warrior poet!
     
  3. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Nice one, I like it (Y)
     
  4. PanzerBob

    PanzerBob Mi Sergeant MI.Net Member

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    Wish more understood this, good find, will put on max dist.

    Bob out (Y)(Y)sal;
     
  5. Eagledriver

    Eagledriver eagledriver@aol.com MI.Net Member

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    Articwolf, Can you please send me this in an email. My email address is iirvng@aol.com.
     
  6. ArcticWolf

    ArcticWolf Mi Staff Sergeant MI.Net Member

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    Eagledriver I've sent you the email. There are loads of pics of soldiers on it as well, so I hope it's not too large for your inbox!

    I chose not to put the photos on here because I don't know who has the copyright of these photos and the like.

    AW
     
  7. Reloader

    Reloader Mi Lieutenant MI.Net Member

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    Says it all! Thanks for posting, AW. (Y)
     
  8. wadeeen

    wadeeen Mi Recruit MI.Net Member

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    Its seems good and I hope you will keep it up
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Mi Lance corporal MI.Net Member

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    Thank You

    Just read the email posted above, thank you for sharing on site...Regards sal;Katy
     
  10. steavejohn1994

    steavejohn1994 Banned

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    i want to say thanks to you because i have got some simple designing tips from your forum thanks for this and you are totally right that there is non of a perfect for the soldier his duty to save the nation and only protect and save the nation
     
  11. John A Silkstone United Kingdom

    John A Silkstone Mi General MI.Net Member

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    welcome to the site and we are glad that you have gained something good from visiting us.

    Silky
     
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