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Jervboy 05-28-2012 01:26 PM

Happy Memorial Day
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Happy Memorial Day WF. Thanks to all the Veterans ans those who gave their lives for our freedom. Thanks for giving us all the opportunities we have to enjoy ourselves and live our lives the way we want. God Bless America!

ESP 05-28-2012 01:27 PM

Countdown to move....3..2..1..

JimmEC 05-28-2012 01:32 PM

Thank you. Happy memorial day.

Semper Fi!

R.I.P. warriors of 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MarDiv

And all K.I.A. and M.I.A. of our other units and branches of service

Jervboy 05-28-2012 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by JimmEC (Post 2411770)
Thank you. Happy memorial day.

Semper Fi!

R.I.P. warriors of 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MarDiv

And all K.I.A. and M.I.A. of our other units and branches of service

THANK YOU!!!!!!!

We are all very fortunate a our Armed Forces deserve a lot of credit!

GreenRubi 05-28-2012 01:49 PM

Thank you!

Happy Memorial Day!

Beastmaster 05-28-2012 01:55 PM

Don't thank us, thank them.

1Topp 05-28-2012 03:04 PM


Kat78 05-28-2012 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by beastmaster (Post 2411806)


jlr551cfd 05-28-2012 03:19 PM

A big Thank you to ALL who have served! Never Forget!

Kat78 05-28-2012 03:29 PM

To those who have served and still serve, Thank you. To my friends I still remember.

4fit 05-28-2012 04:48 PM

Thanks to all who do what it takes to make this country great!

Chrispy 05-28-2012 05:58 PM

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty..." - President John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, Friday, January 20th, 1961
This weekend is about honoring those who paid that price...
We have today, because they gave their tomorrows, our Freedom isn’t free. It doesn’t come without a horrendous cost. God bless the fallen. And God comfort their families.

Jeepin Dave 05-29-2012 12:09 PM

My experiences: my brother Daniel left for war.
About 5 or 6 weeks later, I was in Army Engineer Officer Candidate School (OCS) on kitchen detail peeling potatoes when I got a message to call the Red Cross.
The Red Cross told me that Daniel had been killed. At first, I was told that he had been killed by an M-16 round to the back of the head. Later I was told he had been killed by a fragmentation grenade. Later I was told the details were classified. Have wondered if Daniel was killed by his own men or if he was a hero.
When viewing Daniel’s body, it appeared the Army had tried to reconstruct his face with chicken wire and Plaster of Paris.
Later talking to Daniel’s widow (we still keep in occasional contact), she said that she did not recognize her husband’s body at first. It was so distorted. However, there were enough identifying features to realize it was his body. I saw some of the effects that this had on her. It still has an effect on me which is very surprising.
I agreed with her decision that it was best to have a closed casket funeral.
War is not pretty, but it is critical to our freedoms.
After the funeral, returned to OCS, a school designed to not only impart technical information, but also to break people. One does not want their leaders to break in combat or under stress. Finished OCS, paratrooper school, and a few other schools along with my Tour of Duty.
Since then have occasionally wondered what happened on that battlefield and how did Daniel really die.
One of the things I do is force things through government agencies. For example a new pharmaceutical normally takes at least five years to get approved by the Food and Drug Administration. As part of a team, can normally shorten this to two years or less. So have a good chance in dealing with the Army.
Reply so far:
From: "Walukonis, Joseph E CIV (US)" <>
To: "" <>
Date: May 15, 2012 at 8:41 AM
Subject: FW: FOIA Action 12-0527 (UNCLASSIFIED)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

This e-mail and attached PDF responds to your FOIA request dated
May 7, 2012 regarding the death of your brother, Daniel, D
Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.

I have forwarded your request to the National Personnel Records Center
(NPRC) for action.

NPRC's contact information is included in the attached PDF, "FOIA Letter."

Thank you for your participation in the US Army Freedom of Information Act


Joseph E. Walukonis

FOIA Analyst
U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency Freedom of
Information and Privacy Division

Myself, started out as 11B, light weight weapons specialist, Infantry.
Went to Engineer Officer Candidate School. After this and several other schools became 5-1331-P.
The 5 for Atomic Demolition Munitions (sometimes called Suitcase Nuclear Bombs).
The 1331 for Combat Engineer Unit Commander.
P for paratrooper.
Later earned MOS in depot management.
Leaving active duty was a volunteer in Reserves for several years.
Civil Service for Army:
Ft Monroe, VA: photography
Ft Eustis, VA: photography
Ft Irwin, CA: management, photography
Ft Shafter, Hawaii: in charge of Army’s photography, video and film for the Pacific.
Dugway Proving Ground, Utah: photography, data analysis, project planning, and computer development. My teams’ work was used in technology exchanges with countries like Israel.
Now as an independent consultant in knowledge and document management, one of my clients is the Recruiting Command at Ft Knox and sites like
Some of my other clients are IRS, Intel, General Motors, Fujitsu, Honeywell, Fidelity Investments, Wells Fargo Bank, Cincinnati Insurance, Amgen Pharmaceutical, Johnson & Johnson, George Washington University, Dominion Nuclear, etc.

Jeepin Dave 05-29-2012 05:17 PM

After Daniel's death, someone did steal his identity.

It takes all kinds.

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