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post #1 of 13 Old 04-29-2012, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Things I'm Grateful for...what about you?

So I'm out here vacationing again in this wonderful far away place we call Afghanistan...Everyday, I think about the things I miss most about being home, and surprisingly, it's not stuff like "My motorcycle" which i miss by ungodly amounts, but it's more of the small everyday things that no one probably thinks about that I miss most.

I miss-
*Walking on actual sidewalks, not rocks and deep dirt
*being able to wake up in the night and stumble a few feet to the pisser, not having to trek to it
*Being able to lean against the walls of the showers
*Being able to walk barefoot in my bathroom
*driving with the windows down and not inhaling mass amounts of dirt
*Family
*friends
*last but not least, MY ZX10R

There's plenty more, just a few of the things i think about often...

What do YOU take for granted?


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post #2 of 13 Old 04-29-2012, 05:38 PM
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get home safely man. shit I love and am thankful for everyday:

-seeing my parents when I can get away from school (only 2 hours out)
-being able to just go to the fridge and have everything there already
-water in the bottle, tap and shower
-easy access to the worldwide communication
-phone that lets me text/call my gf, mom, dad brothers sister friends
-my ZX10 I get to ride 95% of the year
-going out to dinner with my gf

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Too much to list for me Nashville. Spent a couple days in the hospital two weeks ago Monday, and missed sleeping in my own bed next to my wife. That's very small compared to what you have to deal with though. We were where you're at many years ago (more than 20) and I've been accustomed to having dayshift, and not having to deal with that situation anymore. I do remember those times however, and understand what you must be feeling. When I was over pounding sand we didn't have things such as the Internet and cellphones though and couldn't just make call or text or email whenever we wanted, and had to wait for a lousy 20 minute landline call every week, if that. It truly sucked. Stay safe bud, and thank you for your service. It doesn't last forever though it may feel like it, and you'll be home with your lady and babies before you know it.

BURNOUT.....
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I know it's tough being in country bro,
away from everything you love.
Your home sick, tired of SAND, and hard legs.
But, you are doing your country a great service by volunteering to be in such a shitty place away from your own country & loved ones.
(& 10R )
Your country and fellow service men and .netters are all proud of you.

Keep your head high and your shoulders square, because you do have something to be proud of.
You ARE an American Soldier.
There is no higher calling in my book brother.

Soldier on.
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I really have too many to ever list. Thats not just a patsy answer its the honest truth. Like Don said, thanks so much for your service. Freedom does indeed come with a price and you are graciously paying your part.

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Great Service you are doing Brother,I am in the Bloody Gulf Desert and nothing beats the Freedom of Being Home:

*The Cops Catching Me Overspeeding on my Ninja and ZRX
*Home-Cooked Food
*BBQing with my family and mates
*Camel-free Paved Roads
*The Sweet smell of waking up at Home and not doing anything for the rest of the day but stare at my bikes
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Fellow veteran here. That list is good bro"!!! Back in 04 we slept n tents over in afghan It sucked bro!!!!! No ac no Internet nothing. But either way things r changing for the better for soldiers over there. Keep ur head down and get home safe buddy!!!! Rangers lead the way hooah!!!!
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been there and done it, and you are exactly right man.

when you get back i will have a beer waiting on ya
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Thanks for being over there chasing Johnny Taliban. I hear you on the little things. I missed the most was my hanging with my kids, kissing my wife, and being able to piss without having to take a long walk with a weapon and a flashlight. I also missed normal human being showers.

Take care, stay safe, and you have our support

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My family, friends, and freedom. Thank you for your sacrifice and service brother come home safely!
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