Posted on Dec 25, 2016
Cpl Dennis F.
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1SG Cameron M. Wesson
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yes... quite a few actually. That said, you can not expect a "straight up" civilian friend to understand or fathom the military/combat relationships... nor should you really.

This is not unlike myriad of other "truths" for understanding another persons "survival experiences".... law school, medical school, basic training, OSUT vs AIT, Combat Arms vs Combat Service Support, and the list continues.

the important aspect is to have a mutual respect... or even love... for the friend.... person(s). If you have that... and they have the same for you... the rest really doesnt matter.

well thats my 2 cents

peace out
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1SG Cameron M. Wesson
1SG Cameron M. Wesson
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Cynthia Croft - Merry Christmas Cynthia.... and I could not agree with you more. Being a human... and caring.... vice an a-hole... is what makes the gemstones on Rally Point shine!
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1sg very well said, I have many friends that didn't serve, I have friends that served but not in combat we respect each other for who we are now, no questions asked why should there be i'm there for them and their for me no matter what
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Capt Seid Waddell
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Yes, my classmates from our church's boarding school. Just as with the military it was a close shared experience which changed our lives and formed our thinking.
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PO3 Michael James
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Cpl Fresch, Sir; Met my wife after fulfilling my Military obligation, she has been my loyal friend and partner for .. 41 years now... I do have one friend (civilian) of 27 years.. I used to work with, and we still stay in touch... Although, I feel that I could be a better friend, it takes two !
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PO3 Michael James
PO3 Michael James
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Jenn Moynihan - I would have to agree with you.. I have had 20 operations related to my service, and she has been beside me every time.. She has Never complained..
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Jenn Moynihan
Jenn Moynihan
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PO3 Michael James - Outstanding!! That's a woman!
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PO3 Michael James
PO3 Michael James
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Jenn Moynihan - Yes, she is... I now use a walker, have aneurysms.. and had cancer Removed, and have 8 tubes (stents) in my heart.. Also on Oxygen.. She still makes me home made soup, Love her Lasagna.. I made an excellent choice for my wife and partner..
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Jenn Moynihan
Jenn Moynihan
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Awwwww! Love!
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