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Posted: 2/24/2007 4:21:43 PM EST
I lived in Bermuda for 8 years.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:26:25 PM EST


Yes, I lived in Texas for a while.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:27:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jacketch:

Yes, I lived in Texas for a while.

I'm imagining it has a little Mexican influence.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:30:09 PM EST
21 years in Canada.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:30:30 PM EST
yes I was born in CHina, but moved to America when I was 3
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:31:32 PM EST
Scotland

1985-87
1995-97
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:32:25 PM EST
Germany and Korea.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:33:11 PM EST
Chile 1982-83
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:33:47 PM EST
Thailand

Liberia

Iran

UK

Guam

and boarding school in Kobe, Japan.

My Dad spent 32 years in the USMC. We got around.

Mike
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:34:24 PM EST
Yes in Europe, and from that perspective I can say:

God Bless America!
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:34:29 PM EST
I havnt lived in the states since Nov 03, but the good news is Im coming back TODAY. 8hrs to be precise!
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:37:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Superfly:
21 19 years in Canada.


Can't say I miss the gun laws.


Originally Posted By Flashman:
Thailand

Liberia

Iran

UK

Guam

and boarding school in Kobe, Japan.

My Dad spent 32 years in the USMC. We got around.

Mike


Did you see any 'child soldiers' like these?

Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:38:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By Belmont31R:
I havnt lived in the states since Nov 03, but the good news is Im coming back TODAY. 8hrs to be precise!

Welcome Home!
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:40:40 PM EST
I'd like to live in a country where our children don't have access to guns, a fairer distrubution of wealth, and health care is free for everyone. Haha, just kidding. Wouldn't live anywhere else.

Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:50:09 PM EST
Germany (born + second tour with "The Colonel"), The Netherlands (the formidable high school/first round of college years).

Wouldn't trade it for the world
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:52:23 PM EST
37 years in Canada. I wasn't born here but I got here as quick as I could!
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:02:25 PM EST
Born in Germany

1 tour in Germany

10 months in the middle east.

Mark.

Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:03:53 PM EST
Been living in South Dakota for about 23 years... Have they voted yet to make us a state?
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:04:29 PM EST
Ireland, 15 years. Belgium, 5 years. Not counting long-term visits (over a month) to places like Greece or Korea, or military tours.

NTM
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:04:58 PM EST
Lived in:

Mexico
Iran
Sweden
EnglandCanada
Switzerland
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:05:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/24/2007 5:05:37 PM EST by CSM]

Originally Posted By zwvirtual:
Been living in South Dakota for about 23 years... Have they voted yet to make us a state?


I visited Rapid City on thursday. On the flight afterwards to Wyo, there isn't much up there.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:06:11 PM EST
3 years in Italy. 1 year in Iraq, and 3 absolutely miserable years in the third world republic of Rhode Island.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:12:05 PM EST
7 years in Nepal
15 years in Australia
The last 14 here in the US
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:25:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By CSM:

Originally Posted By zwvirtual:
Been living in South Dakota for about 23 years... Have they voted yet to make us a state?


I visited Rapid City on thursday. On the flight afterwards to Wyo, there isn't much up there.


Hey, thanks for the vote of confidence. Can't say much for Wyoming either. Try driving I-80. I'm convinced that Wyoming began as one big rock,
and was then smashed into a gajillion smaller ones. Don't get me started about the wind.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:30:08 PM EST
C-4 asks if I saw any child soldiers while living in Monrovia, Liberia.

The answer is no.

But we knew war was coming. Once a week we practiced retreating to the embassy.

The US Embassy in Monrovia is located on a bluff on the Atlantic coast - perfect for helicopter evacuations.

I have since seen video of our destroyed US government housing. I have watched video of the firefights and I can recognize the streets and buildings. They fought exactly like I would have expected.

Back in the day they had electricity and clean water. They threw it away.

Mike
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:36:28 PM EST
Three years in France -- 1956 - 1959. Dad was stationed at the Nancy Ordnance Depot. We lived off base in an American military housing area. Every so often the French commies would blow the power lines and some one's mom would have to drive to the base and report it so they could send out linemen escorted by heavily armed GIs. Also, we always had suitcases packed in order to bug out at a moment's notice if the Russians decided to vacation on the coast of France.

Damn, it was so good being an Army Brat. Born on an Army base, lived in Army housing, and shopped at the PX and the Commissary. Once I became a civilian brat, it just never was as cool.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:43:44 PM EST
12mos in the Middle East!
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:45:49 PM EST
Puerto Rico and Kalifornia.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:55:41 PM EST
5+ Years in Sicily
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 6:02:19 PM EST
I've been living in Nagoya, Japan since the first of the year. 5 more weeks and I'll be home.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 8:38:06 PM EST
Sir, FWIW I lived in Naples, Italy on two different occasions, '88-92, and 95-98, total seven years. HTH, 7zero1.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 8:41:32 PM EST
I have lived in Germany and the middle east while in the army. and lived in Germany as a civilian for a few years.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 8:43:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/24/2007 8:46:06 PM EST by ARinKCMO]
6 months over in London, England. Quite an experience. Really opens your eyes as an American to get out in the world and see how others think of us, even our close 'cousins' in the UK.
(edited to add: Lived there as a civilian, 2002. I've never been in the military.)
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 8:43:50 PM EST
3 Tours in Korea.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 8:45:16 PM EST
No, thank God.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 8:56:47 PM EST
Spent most of my Career living in Central and South America, and I am 100% Gringo. Currently spending about eight months a year working in Bogotá Colombia. Great city, I could retire here. Doe's it bother any other military people that civilians mostly think because you were in the service you probably never really experienced the culture of the foreign country you were living in. They think we spent the whole time on the base or living in the jungle. Totally ignorant in my view. Not all think this way but a large majority do.
Longest stint in one place was four years in Panama. Best four years of my life. Favorite city besides Bogotá would be Lima Peru. Another view is that all of Central and South America is covered in Jungle. They find it hard to believe that there are modern cities here. Especially like to tell them the fact that Bogotá is safer then most American cities.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 8:59:07 PM EST
Born and raised in NYC...it becomes less and less the "United States of America" every-damned-day.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 9:00:04 PM EST
Japan, 2 years.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 9:01:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/24/2007 9:08:40 PM EST by jkstexas2001]

Originally Posted By KangarooAR-15A3:
Lived in:

Mexico
Iran
Sweden
EnglandCanada
Switzerland


Where at in Mexico? You sound like you are a diplomat's or other State Department Employee's son, or the son of someone who "worked" at the various embassies.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 9:02:53 PM EST
Sicily 89-91
Guam 93-97
Bahrain 00-04
Guam 04-now

Headed back to the good ol' U S of A in a year.



Gene
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 9:07:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/24/2007 9:08:06 PM EST by bicho]
I guess I'm the only LEBANESE in here.

Born in Lebanon in 1982
Moved to the USA in 2000

I love it here!
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 9:31:08 AM EST
germany for 3 years

kuwiat/iraq 30 months so far
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 9:45:31 AM EST
Lived in Whitby England for 2 years.
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