MIL blatantly obvious proud dad thread **56K OK thumbnails**

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  1. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    That's my boy! :wavey:
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    Full version of the cropped pic above
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    Americans are so evil. :dunno:
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    MOI Commando opening some whoopass
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    John & some MOI Commandos
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    After a long night on the town
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    MOI Commandos liked John
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    Moar
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    IFYOUCANREADTHISYOUAREABOUTTODIE
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    This guy says Allah wants you dead. :squint:
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    Combat Engineers' domain

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    The Red Castle says it all
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    Yeah... Suck it. :naughty:
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    Definitely not your typical unibrow
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    Sup, yo.
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    Send batteries, Dad!
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    Smallest guy in the squad with the heaviest weapon. :hs:
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    Engineers like to make things go boom.
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    State of the art medical facility :eek4:
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    Evac
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  2. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    a marine combat engineer says hi
     
  3. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I'll pass that along. ;)
     
  4. GochuBoy

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    :bigthumb: Nice. Hows your son doing? Has he off of R&R/Leave?
     
  5. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    He's doing good. He has a little over a week left on R&R.

    He's matured. Aged (physically/emotionally) a lot. Hardened a lot more. He has deep crows-foot wrinkles at the edges of his eyes now. He goes for 24+ hours without sleep, or even appearing to need/want sleep. And then he'll go lay down for a few hours and do it again. He's deeply proud of some of the things that he and the soldiers with him have accomplished. And he's deeply resentful of some of the stupidity his Batallion COC has displayed.

    I asked him if he ever as a kid imagined he would have been doing the things he has been doing. He said, "Dad - this is what I've always wanted to do. This is exactly what I knew I would be doing at this age." I'm glad to hear it. I would hate to think that he's gone through some of the things he has just because of a spur-of-the-moment decision.

    We spent the first couple of days together, and he's making the rounds with his buddies, girlfriends, and ex-girlfriends now.
     
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    Cool ass pics Ranger, post more, we know u got em go ahead, u know u want to. :cool:
     
  8. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    After John comes back from his mini road trip, I'm going to sit down with him and go over the pics in more detail. I'll post up after I do that.

    He brought back a few post-VBIED body part pics, but I don't think I'll be sharing those.
     
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    That state of the art medical facility happens to have a GameCube... anyone catch that?
     
  10. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Gotta have something to do in between patching bodies up. :hs:
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    :hsugh: Post = After. VBIED = Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Air Force son could probably do it, but Army son doesn't have access to the internet for longer than a few minutes per week.

    I'll hit them up and see what they say. Army son is more into outside/people stuff than internet, so he'll probably take a pass. Thanks for the suggestion. :wiggle:
     

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