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Old 11-23-2011, 12:44   #121
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REASON'S

A man always has two good reasons for doing anything--- a good reason, and the real reason. Special Forces does things for the right reason.

SGM. Richard E. Pegram
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KIA. 8/23/1968 Vietnam
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Old 11-23-2011, 13:43   #122
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Gone but not forgotten...

SGM. Richard E. Pegram
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KIA. 8/23/1968 Vietnam

God Bless,Rest in Peace Warrior...........

He was just a simple soldier and his ranks are growing thin
But his presence should remind us; we may need his like again,
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days..........

Perhaps just a simple headline in the paper that might say:
OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, FOR A SOLDIER DIED TODAY. (author unknown)

The passing of our soldiers often go unnoticed and unsung by most of the world, remembered only by family and friends. Wish it were not so. May he RIP, his family will be in my thoughts and prayers.........

I realize it's a Canadian song,however I believe most appropriate for this occasion...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrkgV5bl7kQ

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I believe that SF is a 'calling' - not too different from the calling missionaries I know received. I knew instantly that it was for me, and that I would do all I could to achieve it. Most others I know in SF experienced something similar. If, as you say, you HAVE searched and read, and you do not KNOW if this is the path for you --- it is not....
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SF is a calling and it requires commitment and dedication that the uninitiated will never understand......
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:09   #123
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The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you figure out why.
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Old 12-30-2011, 00:21   #124
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People sleep peaceably in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:18   #125
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People sleep peaceably in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
George Orwell
"We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." – Winston Churchill
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Old 01-06-2012, 20:53   #126
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“America must remain freedom's staunchest friend, for freedom is our best ally and it is the world's only hope to conquer poverty and preserve peace.” – Ronald Reagan
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Old 05-18-2012, 21:20   #127
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The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph

The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p98KAEif3bI
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:19   #128
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A man at his best. You are not so born. Strive daily to develop yourself in your person, in your calling, until perfection is attained: the fullness of your every gift, of your every faculty. You will know it in the improvement of your taste, in the clarification of your thinking, in the maturity of your judgement, in the control of your will. Some never attain the perfect, something always being lacking, and others are late in coming to themselves. The man complete, wise in speech, wise in action, is admitted, yea, he is welcomed into that rare fellowship of those who understand.
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The world cries out for such: he is needed and needed badly - the man who can carry a message to Garcia.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:13   #129
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:26   #130
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Once more into the fray
Into the last good fight I'll ever know
Live and die on this day
Live and die on this day

From The Grey. Since folks here are fond of FOG slugging it out with grizzly bear, wolves, giant spider etc., I highly recommend the flick. The poem would make total sense then
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"So we can suffer, and in suffering we know who we are" David Goggins

"Aide-toi, Dieu t'aidera " Jehanne, la Pucelle

Der, der Geld verliert, verliert einiges;
Der, der einen Freund verliert, verliert viel mehr;
Der, der das Vertrauen verliert, verliert alles.

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Old 05-29-2012, 13:46   #131
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The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. – Arthur C. Clarke

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, “Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Old 05-29-2012, 13:53   #132
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“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Old 06-20-2012, 15:17   #133
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"It is most usually the stupid and ambitious, rather than the virtuous and wise, who seek and try to assume high office." Marsilius of Padua (14th century political philosopher)
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:18   #134
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"All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved."

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