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Posted: 9/29/2004 6:18:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 6:18:38 PM EST by TexRdnec]
me and "big hat" (brian, the guy we lost sat. night at gunstock) were sitting around sunday night drinking until about 4:30a.m. which was a really shitty idea to begin with since i had to be at work at 8......................

anyway, brian is 82nd airborne now and we were talking about how much i wanted to join and all the bullshit associated with it. (basically, i can't join) well anyway, about midway through a sentence brian takes out his pocketknife and cuts off his jump wings, and his airborne patches off the bdu's he's wearing

he hands me the patches and tells me, "i know you want to go and can't, so i want you to have a set of mine"

i don't know why, but that meant so damn much to me i can't even put it into words. we'll miss you at gunstock big hat, Godspeed in afghanistan..............................
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 6:22:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 6:23:10 PM EST by HABU]
A REAL friend goes to town, gets two blowjobs, comes back and gives you one.

Congrats on your promotion!
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 6:23:35 PM EST
A real friend pays you back the goddamn money you lent him last month!
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 6:25:44 PM EST
cant say i like the 82nd more than the marine corps, but i gotta back my brothers play. Jarrett, i know you wanna go, he told me to come over and talk to you about it, and i guess i need to...stay home, and do your part from here, trust me, those who know you will appreciate it Ak
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 6:25:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By HABU:
A REAL friend goes to town, gets two blowjobs, comes back and gives you one.

Congrats on your promotion!



i don't think you're grasping the seriousness of my post
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 6:26:13 PM EST
Good to hear, Tex. I'm glad to know something like that means a lot to you.

Being as grateful as you are - that'll mean a lot to him.



Link Posted: 9/29/2004 6:26:25 PM EST
Lifes all about sacrificing and giving, and he did both , good on him

GM
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 6:27:01 PM EST
Yep, that's a true friend you got there.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 6:42:23 PM EST
btt because this was important to me
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 6:47:13 PM EST
Wow, now that means something.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 7:02:18 PM EST
Nice.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 7:04:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By TexRdnec:

Originally Posted By HABU:
A REAL friend goes to town, gets two blowjobs, comes back and gives you one.

Congrats on your promotion!



i don't think you're grasping the seriousness of my post




Maybe HABU does, otherwise he wouldn't have made the post.............
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 7:15:47 PM EST
What do you mean "the guy we lost"??
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 7:25:09 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 7:32:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Tex, ....... <snip>



What is this... multiple personality night?
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 7:36:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 7:36:38 PM EST by EricTheHun]
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 7:38:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 7:47:44 PM EST
Good to hear. Glad you have friends that mean a lot to you. Hope he does well in Afgan.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 8:07:08 PM EST
awesome!
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 8:24:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 8:24:26 PM EST by HABU]

Originally Posted By TexRdnec:

Originally Posted By HABU:
A REAL friend goes to town, gets two blowjobs, comes back and gives you one.

Congrats on your promotion!



i don't think you're grasping the seriousness of my post



Of course I am. I just wanted to lighten things up a bit. I hate to see a grown man cry.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 8:29:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 8:30:07 PM EST by Sharkman629]
That's a good man and a good friend.

Edited for typographical errors.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 8:35:06 PM EST
Life is good when you have close friends like that to share it with.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 8:38:31 PM EST
"We few, We happy few....." Congrats
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:50:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:55:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
me and "big hat" (brian, the guy we lost sat. night at gunstock) were sitting around sunday night drinking until about 4:30a.m. which was a really shitty idea to begin with since i had to be at work at 8......................

anyway, brian is 82nd airborne now and we were talking about how much i wanted to join and all the bullshit associated with it. (basically, i can't join) well anyway, about midway through a sentence brian takes out his pocketknife and cuts off his jump wings, and his airborne patches off the bdu's he's wearing

he hands me the patches and tells me, "i know you want to go and can't, so i want you to have a set of mine"

i don't know why, but that meant so damn much to me i can't even put it into words. we'll miss you at gunstock big hat, Godspeed in afghanistan..............................



That is a true friend.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 9:06:16 AM EST
Great story.

Now I hope you gave him a beer or eleventyteen!!!
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 9:09:44 AM EST
That is a true friend. I wold get a shadow box to put them in and keep them.

Link Posted: 10/9/2004 9:20:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By the_ak_kid:
cant say i like the 82nd more than the marine corps, but i gotta back my brothers play. Jarrett, i know you wanna go, he told me to come over and talk to you about it, and i guess i need to...stay home, and do your part from here, trust me, those who know you will appreciate it Ak


There is something special about airborne.

0'dark 30.
C-130 bumping along at 200FT AGL
Bounce up to jump height.
Red light on.
Jump commands
rough weather.
150 lbs of shit (on a good day)
Dark as hell.
Every man in that plane willing to jump.
And thats WITHOUT people shooting at you.
Few rushes in the military (and I have done a lot of them) match a night jump.
A few friends of mine in regiment have knocked out some combat jumps the past few years.
there is no match to that.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 9:41:07 AM EST
TexRdnec, I can understand how much it meant to you. People don't realize what the wings really mean to those of us who have earned them. I am only a 5 jump chump, but those wings mean alot. He is a good friend.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 9:47:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 10:18:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By the_ak_kid:
cant say i like the 82nd more than the marine corps, but i gotta back my brothers play. Jarrett, i know you wanna go, he told me to come over and talk to you about it, and i guess i need to...stay home, and do your part from here, trust me, those who know you will appreciate it Ak



Jarrett, There's some pretty good advise from the_ak_kid. I know it ain't easy to feel the way you do, but you should take that advise to heart. Little good can come from beating yourself up over events you can not control. Everyone here knows the amount of effort you spend supporting our warriors. It's obvious that Brian did! I'm sure those who have received your care packages deeply appreciate your efforts too. Hang in there! I'll see you in a few days...


the_ak_kid, I hope to see you again in a few days in Waco as well! Don't be UA Devil Dog!



BOTH of you be sure to tell Brian we are proud of his service, and we pray for his safe and speedy return.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 10:32:28 AM EST
brian is on arfcom BTW...............


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