This is why I was AWOL this AM

DAKSY Posted By DAKSY, Dec 10, 2012 at 4:20 PM

  1. DAKSY

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    The Patriot Guard Riders of NY brought home a Marine LCpl who was KIA in Afghanistan on 1 Dec...[​IMG]
     
  2. Gasifier

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    :(
     
  3. firefighterjake

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    Poignant photo . . . thanks for sharing . . . and for doing Daksy.
     
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    Looks like the AWOL was a good one. You are excused for this type.
     
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  5. PapaDave

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    Bring 'em home, but not like that.
    :(
     
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    I need a love button for this comment!

    Good work DAKSY!
     
  7. ScotO

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    Good on you Daksy. God Bless that soldier's family for his and their sacrifice........

    It's terrible to lose an American hero like that, especially this time of the year.......
     
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    Indeed it is, Scotty. The escort traveled past two public schools & all the students & faculty were lining the street waving flags & holding banners. I rode the Lead Flag Bike & it was so freekin cold that my eyewear froze to my face from the tears streaming down. Damn winter pollen...
     
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    You are a good man, Daksy. I mean it. The type of thing you did for this soldier is one of the things that REALLY makes me proud to be an American....
     
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    God Bless
     
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    That is a poignant scene. I'm very sorry for the family, but glad that the community has been so supportive. Time to bring all our boys and gals home, alive.
     
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    Semper Fi
     
  14. DAKSY

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    This is what the tarmac looked like when the plane landed...
    [​IMG]
     
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    Freakin awesome, I hope you don't mind, but I pirated your photo to my computer... it will be used as wallpaper!
     
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    No problem!
     
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    Thank you for your service to that solider and the family.
    Play for a end to these tragedies. Even the ones who get to walk off the freedom birds often have lost a part of theirselves that they will spend the rest of their lives trying to recover.
     
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    DASKY was on 236 by the town hall when you went by. Awesome display!
     
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    It's DAKSY, & thanx. I was the lead flag bike & for the most part that ride was pretty emotional, especially at the school in Mechanicville...It rained hard at about that time & I just shrugged it off. That young Marine is never again gonna feel the rain on his face, my discomfort PALES in comparison...
     
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    Daisy . . . Dasky . . . poor Daksy gets no respect . . . except for this time. ;) :)
     
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    Maybe I should just go by "BOB"... Same forwards & backwards & even upside down...
     
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    Dyslexia and old age stikes again. Sorry about that
     
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    I know this is sort of an old thread, but it hits close to home for me. If anyone wants to watch a great movie, find the movie "Taking Chance". With Kevin Bacon in it, it is about a military escort for a Marine that was KIA and follows the trip bringing the Marine back home. Dasky, I am glad that you and those like you do what you do for our fallen....

    Semper Fi
     
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    ANYTHING with Bacon in it HAS to be good!;)
     
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    Many good warriors never make it home to there families they are the real heroes to give all for what they love. What a sad ending to a life. May there families be blessed ! It hurts to see those you love come back in a coffin. Thank you Bob boB or whatever it is !

    Semper Fi

    Pete
     
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