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6 years 24 weeks ago, 5:38 PM

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Seems that many Family members of KIA Soldiers are pushing for a new Flag to be hung on Veterans Day under the Stars and Strips. Claiming there is one for POW's and should be one for KIA's.

They propose a flag being called the " Honor and Remember " flag.

Most Vet's say they do not want it, they fought for the Stars and Strips and feel that is what the ones which died, died doing so for. It IS their Flag of Honor, the flag that those whom died are brought home with it covering them and it is enough and what they want.

http://www.military.com/news/article/vets-families-of-kia-torn-over-flag...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
6 years 24 weeks ago, 7:18 PM

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it seems to me

that the stars and stripes are sufficent for the KIA.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
6 years 24 weeks ago, 7:33 PM

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Same for me Lucky

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No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
6 years 23 weeks ago, 7:32 AM

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Same here.

We add a KIA flag, then we'll need a WIA flag. Old Glory is enough.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
6 years 23 weeks ago, 12:27 AM

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i agree with all of you. if i die tomorrow i'd just want the FOB flag to be at half and have my squad give my 21 guns.

6 years 23 weeks ago, 12:31 AM

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Keep your ass low and your head lower.
That's what my dad told me in 65 when
I shipped out to boot
Dad was in Europe and the South Pacific

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6 years 23 weeks ago, 12:35 AM

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thankyou for you and your families service. i'll do my best to stay safe in this rainy, miserable shit hole of a country.

6 years 23 weeks ago, 12:39 AM

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I'm sure not in the US right now lol

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6 years 23 weeks ago, 12:41 AM

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For being born in the US.

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6 years 23 weeks ago, 12:41 AM

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yes i can

opsec permits,

i'm in kandahar at FOB Walton.

6 years 23 weeks ago, 12:44 AM

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grow eyes in the back of your head

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6 years 23 weeks ago, 12:52 AM

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roger that, consider us slightly paranoid of anyone that doesn't speak english as their primary language.

6 years 23 weeks ago, 12:56 AM

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That's using some gray matter
and some training.

I had an uncle
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damn plywood glider in a war?
80% killed landing the damn things

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6 years 23 weeks ago, 3:04 AM

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Flags?

Flags are good, but I fight for the bloke next to me. Yeah?

6 years 23 weeks ago, 9:55 AM

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flags

i decided long ago i don't agree with the war or even understand its purpose or agenda, i stopped fighting for the "country", and started fighting just to see my guys come home a, long time ago.

The evils of tyranny are rarely seen, but by he who resists it.
6 years 23 weeks ago, 12:00 PM

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hear that, truth...

Hey sather86, ya'll be safe as can be and thank all of you for your service...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
6 years 22 weeks ago, 9:00 AM

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ha

yea just ,let the children's laughter lead the way..........Isn't that a song?.....huh?, no......no, i don't think so.

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