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Posted: 8/23/2017 7:18:56 PM EDT
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FAYETTEVILLE, NC—Saying he “never could have imagined” he would have the opportunity to follow directly in his father’s footsteps, 19-year-old U.S. Army Pvt. Tyler Corcoran was reportedly excited Tuesday to take over his dad’s old patrol route in Afghanistan. “It’s just so incredible that I’ll soon be walking the very same footpath as my old man, securing the perimeter of Camp Chapman in Khost Province just like he did so many years ago,” said Corcoran, who explained how, throughout his childhood, he had heard his father’s stories of guarding the forward operating base but never once considered that he would one day be traversing along the exact walls and securing the identical checkpoints his father had during his tours of duty.
“To think that I’ll be monitoring the road between the airstrip and detention facility that Dad always talked about, keeping an eye out for IEDs and any suspicious activity the same way he did all those years ago. Honestly, it’s hard to believe—but, wow, it’s really happening.” At press time, a tear fell from Corcoran’s eye as he hugged his dad goodbye in the very same manner he remembered his father doing to him when he was a toddler.
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:20:06 PM EDT
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That might be an indicator that we've been in that shit hole too long.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:20:25 PM EDT
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We've been in that shithole way too long.

Whoa...
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:22:56 PM EDT
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Fucked up when you think about it.

Remember, in two years we will start having kids graduate high school that have never been alive with us not in Afghanistan.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:28:32 PM EDT
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And in Afghanistan:

Mohammad is happy to take his dad's place in IED manufacturing. His dad trained him as a young child to plant home made explosives. As Mohammad grew older, his dad taught him more and more until he suddenly died at the hands of the American Invaders during an altercation a suicide bomb checkpoint. All that was left was his hat and feet. Mohammad was sad that his father died, but was glad that he showed him the way the chai boy and what a goat's true purpose is.
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:28:49 PM EDT
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You can say that again.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:29:28 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:30:21 PM EDT
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Onion's humor is best when u can't really tell it's fiction...
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:32:41 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:35:34 PM EDT
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I came to post this same exact thing.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:38:41 PM EDT
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QFT
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:38:48 PM EDT
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Sad thing is there probably is some truth in it.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:40:08 PM EDT
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Well, we've got B-52 pilots flying the same planes as their grandfathers, so why not?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:41:26 PM EDT
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Well it does come from America's finest news source.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:46:00 PM EDT
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You mean in Europe.
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:08:46 PM EDT
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I was ready for him to announce withdrawl.

Fuck.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:33:52 PM EDT
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As an individual accomplishment, he is right to be proud.

As a nation, it's a fucking disgrace that we've been there this long.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:36:12 PM EDT
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My thoughts too...


There has to be some magical treasure buried there or something, because there sure as shit isn't anything else... but empire after empire keeps going back.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:38:17 PM EDT
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I wonder how many more people The Onion will successfully troll with this story.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:38:18 PM EDT
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And in Afghanistan:
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That's magnificent.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:41:31 PM EDT
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Ya think?  More than 2000 good men (and I assume at least one woman) have died for those useless camelfuckers.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:42:40 PM EDT
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Doesn't change that the premise is potentially true.


Which is not good.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:42:52 PM EDT
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You can enlist at 17 with parental consent, which means in just over a year we'll be sending troops off to fight a war that's older than they are.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:43:03 PM EDT
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The fact it is from the Onion doesn't change the reality one bit.  We've been there too fucking long.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:43:41 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:53:38 PM EDT
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FPNI
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:51:43 PM EDT
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FPNI
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:56:15 PM EDT
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Wow this is sad

The least embarrassing would be to say you guys didnt click the link
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:59:38 PM EDT
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The Onion???? Really, I mean c'mon man... THE ONION.......
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