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Subj:     Soldier-Supp Jokes
                 (Includes 47 jokes and articles, 03994,34,cf,5wYT,25)

          Click 'HERE' got Soldier-Supp2
 


Smoking Gun from
Josephs Free Stuff
Includes the following:  Memorial Day 2013 (S851 in Supp2)
.........................Bob Hope's Christmas w/Troops - Video(S934 in Supp2)
.........................World War II Veteran Shares His Story - Video (S856 - Supp2)
.........................Andrews Sisters - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Vid (S880 -Sup2)
.........................FREEDOM IS NOT FREE | A Soldier's Pledge - Video (S851-Sup2)
.........................James Arness in WWII (S460b in Supp2)
.........................Buffalo Soldiers National Museum - Video (S994 in Supp2)
.........................Just A Common Soldier - Poem (S850 in Supp2)
.........................The Tootsie Roll Story During The Korean War - Vid (S853-S2)
.........................Kilroy Was Here (S849 in Supp2)
.........................British vs French Uniforms (S323b, S776 in Supp2)
.........................Japanese Sign Final Surrender - Video (S833 in Supp2)
.........................Honor at Last for Roy P - Video (S831 in Supp2)
.........................The Great Escape - Tunnel Revealed (S828 in Supp2)
.........................Soldiers' Angels - May No Soldier Go Unloved (S825 - Sup2)
.........................Hero's Welcome - Video (S824 in Supp2)
.........................Wisdom - From The Military (S519b in Supp2)
.........................KISS Concert In Iraq - Video (S787 in Supp2)
.........................Monopoly Aided WWII POWs Escape (S810 in Supp2)
.........................VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945 - Vid (S757 - S2)
.........................Ballad of the Queen Berets - Video (S736 in Supp2)
.........................Little-Known WWII Facts/Trivia (S735 in Supp2)
.........................Requesting A Three Day Pass (S743 in Supp2)
.........................Beautiful Female Military Around the World-PPS/Vid(S728-S2)
.........................A Remarkable Experience In WWII - Video (S711 in Supp2)
.........................Bill Mauldin,  World War II Cartoonist (S700 in Supp2)
.........................ER Doctors Discusses Vets (S172 in Supp2)
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.........................The Shadow On The Wall - Drawing/Poem (S938)
.........................Soldiers Surprising Their Loved Ones - Video (S697)
.........................The Last Viewing - Video (S943)
.........................Laws Of Combat (S299b)
.........................Dog Freaks Out Over Soldier's Return - Video (S696)
.........................A Pittance Of Time - Video/Song (S615)
.........................The Best Commercial Ever - Video (S507)
.........................Murphy's Military Laws... (S509c)
.........................If I Die Before You Wake - Video/Song (S599)
.........................The Monsters And The Weak - Poem (S504c)
.........................Lizzie Palmer's Remember Me - Video (S542b)
.........................Letter From Wellington (S472b)
.........................Picking off the Taliban - Video (S621b)
.........................Busy Radio Operator In Korea (S469b)
.........................Ripley's Believe It Or Not! (S632c)
.........................New Colonel's First Day (S445b)
.........................Military T-Shirt (S479b)
.........................New Elite Fighting Force (S443b)
.........................Short Soldier Jokes
..............................Southpark: Killing Ben Laden - Video (S744 in Supp2)
..............................Veteran's Day School Note (S876 in Supp2)
..............................Doonesbury Comic Strip (S702b in Supp2)
..............................Quote On Truman Firing MacArthur (S699b in Supp2)
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..............................Peanuts Comic Strip (S699b)
..............................DEKA Bionic Arm - Video (S682b)
..............................22 WWII Posters (S666)
..............................The Flying McCoys Cartoon (S642b)
..............................The MRE Date (S639)
..............................Beetle Bailey II (S612b)
..............................US Military Humor (S612b)
..............................A Mountain Man In Basic Training (S504b)
..............................Beetle Bailey Comic Strip (S603b)
..............................Off-Base Housing (S470)
..............................Colin Powell At A Conference (S601)
..............................Laser Cannon (S587b)
..............................Letter From A US Soldier In Iraq (S583)
..............................Arlington at Christmas (S568)
..............................8 Unusual Old Pictures (S560)
..............................New Terrorist Trick (S556)
..............................Home Of The Brave (S556)
..............................Grass Grows In Iraq (S553)
..............................A Prayer For Our Soldiers (S548c)
..............................National Guard Call-Up Letter (S488)
..............................Camouflage Jacket (S536)
..............................Becoming An Airborn Soldier (S531b)
..............................Soldier's Funeral In Texas (S525c)
..............................America's Army - Game (S517b)
..............................Troops Reply To Sen. Kerry (S511)
..............................Afghan Helicopter Photo (S505b)

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Subj:     The Shadow on the Wall (S938)
          Written by: Monte Leon Manka on 4-28-12
          From: Heather Campbell on Facebook
 Source: http://www.ourecho.com/story-8006-The-Shadow-on-the-Wall.shtml
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A Soldier, Sailor, or Airman
Maybe a US Marine
With back straight as an arrow
And eyes sharp and keen

Been in many Campaigns
Marched many a mile to be
In the heat of battle
Always ready doncha see

Now this old gentlemen
Walks slowly and uses a cane
Hearing fading daily
Living in constant pain

He fought for his country
The good old USA
He'd be the first to volunteer
If needed today.

He'd fought in many countries
Fighting for freedom, for you and me
In places he'd never heard of
On far off oceans and seas

If only he would tell you
Of the things that he'd seen

While he was serving
As a young US Marine

As a young airman
Flying a bomber or fighter plane
Many close calls
Never to complain

Of the hundreds of sorties
Bombing raids by the score
Crippling the enemy factories
That made the things for war

As a young soldier
Fighting on Islands far away
Manning a flame thrower
To keep the enemy at bay.

Maybe a seaman on the battleship "Missouri"
Where peace was finally restored
Sept. the second nineteen forty five
While he was aboard.

Once a Soldier Always a Soldier
Fighting for your country-you never forget
The pride you have for serving
Is something you don't regret.

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Subj:     Soldiers Surprising Their Loved Ones: The Best Of (S697d)
          From: Mary Jones on Facebook on 5/23/2010
..........At: https://www.youtube.com/embed/llox4dcNt7c

 Here is a great "Best of" compilation of soldiers coming
 home and surprising their families! Soooo sweet! Made me
 cry a river. The song "Money is Not a Thing" by Chase
 Holfelder plays in the background.  Click 'HERE' to see
 this tear-jerker video.

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Subj:     The Last Viewing (S943d)
          Created by StoryCorps
 Source: http://www.youtube.com/embed/JLiiV2FWTJg
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 Allen Hoe served as a combat medic during the Vietnam
 War, and his two sons continued his legacy of service.
 His oldest son, Nainoa, eventually became a first
 lieutenant infantry officer with the Army's 3rd Battalion.
 In January 2005, while leading his men through Mosul, 
Iraq, Nainoa was killed by sniper fire.
He was 27. On Memorial Day that same year,
Allen traveled to Washington to honor
Nainoa's memory, and it was there that
he had a chance encounter with a stranger
that brought them both unforeseen comfort.
 Click 'HERE' to hear this wonderful, moving, true story.
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Subj:     Laws Of Combat (S299b)
          From: RFSlick on 10/21/2002

  (1) War is Hell, you don't want to go there; but if
      you must, here are some thoughts ...

  (2) A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher
      fire when you least expect it.  That would make you
      quite unpopular in what's left of your unit - Army's
      magazine of preventive maintenance.

  (3) Aim towards Enemy - Instruction printed on US
      Rocket Launcher

  (4) When the pin is pulled,  Mr. Grenade is not our friend.

  (5) If it's stupid, but it works, it isn't stupid.

  (6) Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate.
      The bombs always hit the ground.

  (7) If the enemy is in range, SO ARE YOU.

  (8) It is generally inadvisable to eject directly
      over the area you just bombed.

  (9) Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword
      obviously never encountered automatic weapons.

 (10) When in doubt, empty the magazine.

 (11) If God had meant for us to be in the Navy,
      we would have been born with gray, baggy skin.

 (12) Try to look unimportant, they may be low on ammo.

 (13) You, you, and you...  Panic.  The rest of you,
      come with me.

 (14) Odd objects attract fire - never lurk behind one.

 (15) Incoming fire has the right of way.

 (16) Don't look conspicuous: it draws fire.

 (17) Tracers work both ways.

 (18) Five second fuses only last three seconds.

 (19) Who cares if a laser guided 500 lb. bomb is
      accurate to within 9 feet?

 (20) The easy way is always mined.

 (21) Never share a fox hole with anyone braver than you.

 (22) Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.

 (23) If your attack is going well, you have walked
      into an ambush.

 (24) If you can't remember, the Claymore mine is
      pointed towards you.

 (25) Teamwork is essential.  It gives the enemy
      someone else to shoot at.

 (26) Push to test...  Release to DETONATE.

 (27) No combat ready unit has ever passed inspection.

 (28) Make it too tough for the enemy to get in and
      you can't get out.

 (29) Any ship can be a minesweeper...AT LEAST ONCE.

 (30) Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have
      nothing to do.

 (31) The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed
      in war.

 (32) Don't draw fire, it irritates the people around you.

 (33) The enemy invariably attacks on one of two occasions:
      * When you're ready for them.
      * When you're not ready for them.

 (35) Combat will occur on the ground between two
      adjoining maps.

 (36) Friendly fire - ISN'T.

 (37) The side with the simplest uniforms wins.

 (38) When you're short of everything but the enemy,
      you're in combat.

 (39) Mines are equal opportunity weapons.

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Subj:     Dog Freaks Out Over Soldier's Return (S696d)
          From: brucejohnsonbaugh on 5/8/2010
 Source: http://www.youtube.com/embed/bM8f3qvGbmg

 A dog freaks out over a soldier's return from Iraq
 in this touching video.  Click 'HERE' to see what
 happiness looks like.

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Subj:     A Pittance Of Time - Video/Song (S615d)
          By Terry Kelly
          From: tom on 11/10/2008
Photo from Army.Forces.GC.CA
 Source: http://www.youtube.com/embed/FBArzdwIp_w

 For Veteran's Day on November 11, this video with song
 was absolutely wonderful.  Take two minutes and view it
 by clicking 'HERE'.

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Subj:     The Best Commercial Ever (S507d)
          From: jbcary1 on 10/8/2006
 Source: https://www.youtube.com/embed/wm3U2NsYRHI
 (See 'Welcoming The Troops In Maine' in Plane1)

 You can view 'The Best Commercial Ever' by clicking 'HERE'.

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Subj:     Murphy's Military Laws... (S509c)
          From: LABLaughsClean on 10/20/2006

 The most dangerous thing in the combat zone is
 an officer with a map.

 The problem with taking the easy way out is that
 the enemy has already mined it.

 The buddy system is essential to your survival; it
 gives the enemy somebody  else to shoot at.

 If your advance is going well, you are walking
 into an ambush.

 The quartermaster has only two sizes, too large
 and too small.

 The only thing more accurate than incoming
 enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.

 Never worry about the bullet with your name
 on it. Instead, worry about shrapnel addressed
 to 'occupant'.

 All battles are fought uphill and in the rain.

 Tracers works both ways.

 If the enemy is in range, so are you.

 War is like love. To triumph, you must make
 contact.

 It isn't necessary to be an idiot to be a senior
 officer, but it sure helps.

 Your equipment was made by the lowest bidder.

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Subj:     If I Die Before You Wake... (S599)
          From: aldavito on 7/8/2008
Photo from G.Dwgsee.com
 Source: (Removed by owner)

 This video is a PowerPoint Show of a song by a US soldier.
 This PowerPoint Show is no longer available because the
 owner of the site has placed password protection on his
 site.

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Subj:     The Monsters And The Weak - Poem (S504c)
          From: gordonschuk on 9/13/2006

 This poem was written by a Marine....Keep the fight away
 from home so Americans can be Americans!

 Monsters and the Weak by Michael Marks

 The sun beat like a hammer, not a cloud was in the sky.
 The mid-day air ran thick with dust, my throat was parched and dry.
 With microphone clutched tight in hand and cameraman in tow,
 I ducked beneath a fallen roof, surprised to hear "stay low."

 My eyes blinked several times before in shadow I could see,
 the figure stretched across the rubble, steps away from me.
 He wore a cloak of burlap strips, all shades of gray and brown,
 that hung in tatters till he seemed to melt into the ground.

 He never turned his head or took his eye from off the scope
 but pointed through the broken wall and down the rocky slope.
 "About eight hundred yards," he said, his whispered words concise,
 "beneath the baggy jacket he is wearing a device."

 A chill ran up my spine despite the swelter of the heat,
 "You think he's gonna set it off along the crowded street?"
 The sniper gave a weary sigh and said "I wouldn't doubt it,"
 "unless there's something this old gun and I can do about it."

 A thunderclap, a tongue of flame, the still abruptly shattered;
 while citizens that walked the street were just as quickly scattered.
 Till only one remained, a body crumpled on the ground,
 The threat to oh so many ended by a single round.

 And yet the sniper had no cheer, no hint of any gloat,
 instead he pulled a logbook out and quietly he wrote.
 "Hey, I could put you on TV, that shot was quite a story!"
 But he surprised me once again -- "I got no wish for glory."

 "Are you for real?" I asked in awe, "You don't want fame or credit?"
 He looked at me with saddened eyes and said "you just don't get it."
 "You see that shot-up length of wall, the one without a door?
 Before a mortar hit, it used to be a grocery store."

 "But don't go thinking that to bomb a store is all that cruel,
 the rubble just across the street -- it used to be a school.
 The little kids played soccer in the field out by the road,"
 His head hung low, "They never thought a car would just explode."

 "As bad as all this is though, it could be a whole lot worse,"
 He swallowed hard, the words came from his mouth just like a curse.
 "Today the fight's on foreign land, on streets that aren't my own,
 I'm here today 'cause if I fail, the next fight's back at home."

 "And I won't let my Safeway burn, my neighbors dead inside,
 don't wanna get a call from school that says my daughter died;
 I pray that not a one of them will know the things I see,
 nor have the work of terrorists etched in their memory."

 "So you can keep your trophies and your fleeting bit of fame,
 I don't care if I make the news, or if they speak my name."
 He glanced toward the camera and his brow began to knot,
 "If you're looking for a story, why not give this one a shot."

 "Just tell the truth of what you see, without the slant or spin;
 that most of us are OK and we're coming home again.
 And why not tell our folks back home about the good we've done,
 how when they see Americans, the kids come at a run."

 You tell 'em what it means to folks here just to speak their mind,
 without the fear that tyranny is just a step behind;
 Describe the desert miles they walk in their first chance to vote,
 or ask a soldier if he's proud, I'm sure you'll get a quote."

 He turned and slid the rifle in a drag bag thickly padded,
 then looked again with eyes of steel as quietly he added;
 "And maybe just remind the few, if ill of us they speak,
 that we are all that stands between the monsters and the weak."

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Subj:     Lizzie Palmer's Remember Me (S542b,d)
          From: gordonschuk on 5/30/2007
 Source: http://www.youtube.com/v/ervaMPt4Ha0?autoplay=1

 This wildly popular vid reportedly is by a 15-year-old
 girl from Ohio, if you haven't seen it yet. Kleenex alert.
 Snopes.com has not yet posted an opinion on it's accuracy.
 You can view it at the source above, or on my web site by
 clicking 'HERE'.

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Subj:     Letter From Wellington (S472b)
          From: LABLaughsClean on 1/27/2006

 Message from the Duke of Wellington to the British Foreign
 Office in London.  Written from Central Spain, August 1812

 Gentlemen, Whilst marching from Portugal to a position which
 commands the approach to Madrid and the French forces, my
 officers have been diligently complying with your requests
 which have been sent by H.M. ship from London to Lisbon and
 thence by dispatch to our headquarters.

 We have enumerated our saddles, bridles, tents and tent poles,
 and all manner of sundry items for which His Majesty's
 Government holds me accountable. I have dispatched reports on
 the character, wit, and spleen of every officer.  Each item
 and every farthing has been accounted for, with two regrett-
 able exceptions for which I beg your indulgence.

 Unfortunately the sum of one shilling and ninepence remains
 unaccounted for in one infantry battalion's petty cash and
 there has been a hideous confusion as the number of jars of
 raspberry jam issued to one cavalry regiment during a sand-
 storm in western Spain.  This reprehensible carelessness may
 be related to the pressure of circumstance, since we are war
 with France, a fact which may come as a bit of a surprise to
 you gentlemen in Whitehall.

 This brings me to my present purpose, which is to request
 elucidation of my instructions from His Majesty's Government
 so that I may better understand why I am dragging an army
 over these barren plains. I construe that perforce it must
 be one of two alternative duties, as given below. I shall
 pursue either one with the best of my ability, but I cannot
 do both:

 1. To train an army of uniformed British clerks in Spain for
    the benefit of the accountants and copy-boys in London or
    perchance...

 2. To see to it that the forces of Napoleon are driven out
    of Spain.

 Your most obedient servant,
 Wellington

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Subj:     Picking off the Taliban (S621b,d)
          From: tom on 12/1/2008
 Source: http://www.youtube.com/embed/_yrD2ai2x5c

 WARNING!

 Snopes.com has no article about this video so I do not know
 if it is real.  This video is NOT for anyone with a weak
 stomach.  Read the following test before watching the gore.

 This video is of a Canadian sniper wiping out Taliban Snipers
 in Afghanistan.  The video is not made through the shooter's
 telescopic sight.  It is made looking through the spotter's
 scope.  The spotter lies right next to the sniper and helps
 the sniper to find and home in on the target.

 The sniper is using a 50 calibre rifle.  A 50 cal. round is
 about 7-8 inches long and the casing is about an inch in
 diameter.  The bullet itself is one-half inch in diameter
 and roughly one and one-half inches long.

 Pay close attention to the beginning of the video.  A Taliban
 is laying on top of the peak in front of you.  When you hear
 the shot fired, watch what happens.  The sniper is also about
 a half mile away or more.  The Taliban never saw it coming.

 A Canadian sniper in Afghanistan has been confirmed as hitting
 an enemy soldier at a range of 2,310 meters (7565 ft/1.43 miles),
 the longest recorded and confirmed sniper shot in history.  The
 previous record of 2,250 meters (7369 ft/1.4 miles) was set by
 US Marine sniper Carlos Hathcock in Vietnam in 1967.  The
 Canadian sniper was at an altitude of 8,500 feet and the target,
 across a valley, was at 9,000 feet.

 Canadian sniper units often operated in support of US infantry
 units, which were grateful for their help.  The record lasted
 only one day, until a second Canadian sniper hit an enemy
 soldier at 2,400 meters (7860 feet/1.48 miles).  The Canadian
 snipers fire special 50-calibre McMillan tactical rifles, which
 are bolt-action weapons with five-round magazines.  The Canadian
 snipers were the only Canadian troops operating without helmets
 or flak jackets as they had too much other equipment to carry.
 Each three-man team has one sniper rifle, three standard rifles
 Canadian (C7s), one of them with a 203mm grenade launcher.

 You can watch the video at the above source, or on my web site
 by clicking 'HERE'.

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Subj:     Busy Radio Operator In Korea (S469b)
          From: igiggle on 1/16/2006

 A few years ago I worked as a radio operator with the Second
 Infantry Division in Korea.  Traffic over the radio came fast
 and furious, and it became apparent early on that handling it
 all was a special skill.

 During one particularly hectic day I took a break and walked
 past another unit, where an operator calmly manned three radios
 while flawlessly taking down messages.  Later I ran into the
 soldier and remarked how impressed I was with his cool efficiency.
 "What's your secret?" I asked.

 "I had training as a civilian," he responded.  "I worked the
 McDonald's drive-through."

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(S632c)
     by John Graziano
     From: Comics.com on 2/19/2009
 Source: http://comics.com/ripleys_believe_it_or_not/
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Subj:     New Colonel's First Day (S445b)
          From: LABLaughsClean on 7/28/2005

 Having just moved into his new office, a pompous, new colonel
 was sitting at his desk when an airman knocked on the door.
 Conscious of his new position, the colonel quickly picked up
 the phone, told the airmanto enter, then said into the phone,
 "Yes, General, I'll be seeing him this afternoon and I'll pass
 along your message. In the meantime, thank you for your good
 wishes, sir." Feeling as though he had sufficiently impressed
 the young enlisted man, he asked, "What do you want?"

 "Nothing important, sir," the airman replied, "I'm just here
 to hook up your telephone."

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Subj:     Military T-Shirt (S479b)
          From: LABLaughsAdult on 3/24/2006
 Source: http://www.lablaughs.com/adult_toon.php?id=A19970504
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Subj:     New Elite Fighting Force (S443b)
          From: LABLaughsClean on 7/12/2005

 The Pentagon announced today the formation of a new 500 man
 elite fighting unit called the US REDNECK SPECIAL FORCES
 (USRSF). These North Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia,
 Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia Texas
 and Tennessee boys will be dropped into Iraq and have been
 given the following facts about Terrorists:
 1. The season opened today.
 2. There is no limit.
 3. They taste just like chicken.
 4. They don't like beer, pickups, country music or Jesus.
 5. They are DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE for the death of Dale Earnhardt.

 This mess in Iraq should be over IN A WEEK


Subj:     Short Soldier Jokes

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Subj:     Peanuts Comic Strip (S699b)
          By Charles M. Schulz
          From: WashingtonPost.com on 6/6/2010
 Source: http://comics.com/affiliate/washington_post/?ComicID=69
 Peanuts comic strip produced a very special cartoon today
 to remember June 6, 1944: D-Day in Normandy, France when
 5000 Ships and 13000 aircraft supported invasion France.
 Click 'HERE' to see this wonderful work by Charles Schultz.
 

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Subj:     DEKA Bionic Arm (S682b in Body Parts)
          From: Wimp.com on 2/4/2010
          Source: http://www.wimp.com/dekaarm/
 Source2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rloSSqiUCM
 Thanks to the biggest innovation in prosthetic arms
 since World War II it's now possible for amputees to
 pick up small, delicate objects they never thought
 they would master. Scott Pelley reports on 60 Minutes.

 Click on either above source, or 'HERE' for my copy,
 to see this wonderful, new help for our veterans.
 

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Subj:     22 WWII Posters (S666)
          From: tom on 10/10/2009
 These twenty-two WWII posters are wonderful.
 Click 'HERE' to view them.
 

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Subj:     The Flying McCoys Cartoon (S642b)
          by Glenn and Gary McCoy
          From: GoComics.com on 5/2/2009
 Source: http://www.gocomics.com/theflyingmccoys
 Click 'HERE' to see this cute cartoon.
 

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Subj:     The MRE Date (S639)
          From: LABLaughsAdult on 3/27/2009
Photo from CivilianGasMask.com
 This story of a soldier and his date eating MREs is
 very long and very funny.  Click 'HERE' to read it.
 

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Subj:    Beetle Bailey II (S612b)
         By Mort Walker
         From: WashingtonPost.com on 10/3/2008
 Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/artsandliving
........./comics/king_beetle_bailey.html?name=Beetle_Bailey
 You can read this Beetle Bailey comic strip on
 war being a young man's game by clicking 'HERE'.
 

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Subj:     US Military Humor (S612b)
          From: darrellvip on 10/1/2008
 You can see these twenty photos of military humor by
 clicking 'HERE'.
 

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Subj:     A Mountain Man In Basic Training (S504b)
          From: allenbergman on 9/16/2006
 Fifty-one years ago, Herman James, a North Carolina mountain
 man, was drafted by the Army.
 On his first day in basic training, the Army issued him a comb.
 That afternoon the Army barber sheared off all his hair.
 On his second day, the Army issued Herman a toothbrush.
 That afternoon the Army dentist yanked seven of his teeth.
 On the third day, the Army issued him a jock strap. The Army
 has been looking for Herman for 51 years.
 

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Subj:    Beetle Bailey Comic Strip (S603b)
         By Mort Walker
         From: WashingtonPost.com on 7/29/2008
 Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/artsandliving
........./comics/king_beetle_bailey.html?name=Beetle_Bailey
 You can read this Beetle Bailey comic strip
 on the modern US Army by clicking 'HERE'.
 

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Subj:     Off-Base Housing (S470)
          From: igiggle on 1/19/2006
 As a young married couple, my husband and I lived in a cheap
 housing complex near the base where he was stationed.  Our
 chief complaint was that the walls were paper-thin and that
 we had no privacy.  This was painfully obvious one morning
 when my husband was upstairs and I was downstairs on the
 telephone.  I was interrupted by the doorbell and went to
 greet my neighbor.

 "Give this to Lieutenant Gridley," he said, thrusting a roll
 of toilet paper into my hands.  "He's been yelling for it for
 15 minutes."
 

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Subj:     Colin Powell At A Conference (S601)
          From: LABLaughsAdult on 7/11/2008
Photo from USA-Hero.com
 Source: http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/powell.asp
 When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell
 was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for
 Iraq were just an example of empire building by George Bush.

 He answered by saying that, "Over the years, the United
 States has sent many of its fine young men and women into
 great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders.  The
 only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is
 enough to bury those that did not return."

 It became very quiet in the room.
 

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Subj:     Laser Cannon (S587b)
          From: tom on 4/15/2008
      and From: Popular Science Magazine
 Source: http://www.popsci.com/military-aviation-space
........./article/2008-03/how-it-works-airborne-laser-cannon
 This chemical laser in the belly of a gunship flying at
 300 mph and will fire at targets as far away as five miles
 To read the complete article from Popular Science either
 click on the above source, or 'HERE' for a copy on my site.
 

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Subj:     Letter From A US Soldier In Iraq (S583)
          From: hellgunner50 on 3/26/2008
Drawing from Flickr.com
 This soldier's letter discusses the 4,000 soldiers who
 died in the Iraq War from a personal perspective.  You
 read his letter on my site by clicking 'HERE'.
 

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Subj:     Arlington at Christmas (S568)
          From: tom on 12/5/2007 (in Graveyard)
 Source: http://www.wreaths-across-america.org/
 This is a very moving, true story about one man's effort
 to honor our fallen soldiers.  You can read and view
 videos about his efforts at the source above, or on my
 web site by clicking 'HERE'.
 

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Subj:     8 Unusual Old Pictures (S560)
          From: darrellvip on 10/11/2007
 During the WW I years, Arthur S. Mole and John D. Thomas
 made some incredible human pictures by using thousands of
 sailors or soldiers in uniform to create amazing pictures.
 Click 'HERE' to view them on my web site.
 

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Subj:     New Terrorist Trick (S556)
          From: rfslick on 9/15/2007
 The damn terrorists have sank to a new low.  Roadside bombs,
 suicide bombers, bombs strapped to babies, but this... it's
 just friggin wrong.  Click 'HERE' to view the latest trick.
 

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Subj:     Home Of The Brave (S556)
          From: LABLaughsClean  on 9/11/2007
 Source: http://www.lablaughs.com/clean_toon.php?id=C19890525
 As I reflect on this photograph, I see once again that not
 all the brave leave the "home of the brave" to enter battle;
 some are required now to be the brave of the home.

 It is said a picture is worth a thousand words but it leaves
 me speechless and  tears in my eyes.  Click 'HERE' to view.
 

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Subj:     Grass Grows In Iraq (S553)
          From: darrellvip on 8/24/2007
Photo from Snopes.com..
 Source: http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/grass.asp
 This is a great article with photos about the life of
 soldiers in Iraq.  Click 'HERE' to read this great page.
 

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Subj:     A Prayer For Our Soldiers (S548c)
          From: LABLaughsClean on 7/10/2007
 Sources: http://www.lablaughs.com/clean_toon.php?id=C19900924
      and http://www.lablaughs.com/clean_toon.php?id=C19900925
      and http://www.lablaughs.com/clean_toon.php?id=C19900926
      and http://www.lablaughs.com/clean_toon.php?id=C19900927
      and http://www.lablaughs.com/clean_toon.php?id=C19900928
 This web page is a prayer and five photos of our troops.
 It's best to view them on my web site by clicking 'HERE'.
 

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Subj:     National Guard Call-Up Letter (S488)
          From: LABLaughsAdult on 5/22/2006
 Source: http://www.lablaughs.com/adult_toon.php?id=A20060519
 You can view this cute cartoon at the source above, or on my
 web site by clicking 'HERE'.
 

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Subj:     Camouflage Jacket (S536d in Physcis3)
          From: MentalBay.com 4/30/2007
 Source: http://www.youtube.com/embed/vEm4EY4IWTI
 The invisible jacket is pretty cool.  You can view
 this video at the source above, or on my web site by
 clicking 'HERE'.
 

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Subj:     Becoming An Airborn Soldier (S531b)
          From: LABLaughsClean on 3/22/2007
 After enlisting in the 82nd Airborne Division, I eagerly
 asked my Recruiter what I could expect from jump school.

 "Well," he said, "its three weeks long."

 "What else," I asked.

 "The first week they separate the men from the boys," he said.

 "The second week, they separate the men from the fools."

 "And the third week?" I asked.

 "The third week, the fools jump."
 
 

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Subj:     Soldier's Funeral In Texas (S525c)
          From: Glorybbabi
          on 1/30/2007 (in Funeral)
 These eleven pictures and story are a wonderful tribute
 to our soldiers and how the state of Texas views our
 soldiers.  You can see it on my web site by clicking
 'HERE'.
 

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Subj:     America's Army (S517b in Games2)
          From YouTheyWe.com on 12/8/06
 Source: http://www.youtheywe.com/shooting/America's_Army.htm
 This game is rifle range practice.  You can play it at the
 source above, or on my web site by clicking 'HERE'.
 

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Subj:     Troops Reply To Sen. Kerry (S511)
..........From: jbcary1 on 11/3/2006
 In Pasadena, Calif., on Oct. 30,2006, Sen. John F. Kerry
 (D-Mass.) urged students to study hard -- "and if you don't,
 you get stuck in Iraq."  These soldiers in Iraq wrote a
 reply to Sen. Kerry which you can read on my web site by
 clicking 'HERE'.
 

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Subj:     Afghan Helicopter Photo (S505b)
          From: darrell94590 on 9/25/2006
 This photo was taken by a soldier in Afghanistan of a helo
 rescue mission.  The pilot is a PA Guard guy who flies EMS
 choppers in civilian life.  Now how many people on the planet
 you reckon could set the rear end of a chopper down on the
 roof top of a shack on a steep mountain cliff and hold it
 there while soldiers load wounded men in the rear???  Gives
 me the chills and a serious case of the vertigo ... I can't
 even imagine having the nerve ... much less the talent and
 ability ... God Bless our military!!!!!  You can view this
 photo on my web site by clicking 'HERE'.
 
 

From: LABLaughs.com on 9/1/2006 (S302b in Cowboy1)
 "You can't say that civilization don't advance, however,
  for in every war they kill you in a new way. "
  Will Rogers (1879 - 1935), New York Times, Dec. 23, 1929

From: LABLaughsClean on 6/3/2008 (S593b)
 "Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul."
    -- Douglas MacArthur

From: LABLaughsClean on 1/23/2009 (S628b)
 "In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war,
 fathers bury their sons."  -- Herodotus

From: LABLaughsClean on 9/17/2009 (S662b in Latin)
 "We make war that we may live in peace."
    -- Aristotle

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