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Offline mikaldulee

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Splash over.
« on: April 08, 2010, 06:52:08 AM »
I wanted to take a brief moment to thank everyone for the time, consideration and kindness.  I don't know all the names of the folks who helped me find my path back but I do appreciate it.  I do know it was a lot of work. 

I will "Keep on Walkin'" with you and endeavor to be worthy of that effort.  As I said to a few folks...This is the closest I have felt to belonging to a platoon again.  I have missed that since I left the service..a sense of purpose.  I don't think I will be on the forum much, but I will be at the shoots.

See you on the line.

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Re: Splash over.
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2010, 07:18:20 AM »
Glad you came back!  Like any family there are times it can seem disfunctional but our goals are noble and the mission is clear.  Everyone I've met in AS are great people to be around so don't let the forum get you down.  It can be a great source of information but at times emotions can run high.  Really great to see you back and hope to run into you on the trail.   
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Re: Splash over.
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2010, 07:51:48 AM »
I wanted to take a brief moment to thank everyone for the time, consideration and kindness.  I don't know all the names of the folks who helped me find my path back but I do appreciate it.  I do know it was a lot of work.  

I will "Keep on Walkin'" with you and endeavor to be worthy of that effort.  As I said to a few folks...

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This is the closest I have felt to belonging to a platoon again.  I have missed that since I left the service..a sense of purpose.

I know exactly how you feel, this is, In my opinion, the One organization I believe that is doing the most good for the country, we just have to deal with a new set of rules, change can be tough, I am sure you will adapt and overcome with any and all obstacles, Welcome back, stay focused, drive on,       sgtrock

See you on the line.


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Offline Greg in MO

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Re: Splash over.
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2010, 09:14:52 AM »
Welcome back Mike.  See you next week!

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Re: Splash over.
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2010, 10:44:13 AM »

    Mike, you come back a bigger and better person.  :bow:

    Glad to have you back! O0 ..:..

    Hope to meet you someday on some remote Appleseed firing line... :)
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Re: Splash over.
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2010, 11:45:16 AM »
Mike,

Meet you last year in Osage Beach and I am truly glad to see you back! My heart just got a little lighter. Thanks for helping bail, it is a rough job mentally and sometimes physically, pushing on, we will persevere!!!

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Re: Splash over.
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2010, 01:39:14 PM »
He never left
He was just resting so'd he could make miles on the trail  O0
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Re: Splash over.
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2010, 02:25:22 PM »
He never left He was just resting so'd he could make miles on the trail  O0

Well said, Sam. Very well said. O0

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Re: Splash over.
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2010, 02:42:51 PM »
Platoon?  Who were you with, and when?
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Re: Splash over.
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2010, 04:34:00 PM »
We're glad to have you among us my Brother.  :)

I don't think I will be on the forum much, but I will be at the shoots.
I hope we can all do our best to make the forum a little more inviting for you and everyone else.

http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=1660.0


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Re: Splash over.
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2010, 08:03:19 PM »
Platoon?  Who were you with, and when?

I was a Cavalry Scout then Military Police after I was wounded.  U.S Army form 1986-1995.  Served in HHC 2/41 Inf, 2AD; HHC 2/66, 2AD fwd; HHC 1/18 Inf 197 Inf BDE.
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Offline mikaldulee

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Re: Splash over.
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2010, 08:06:39 PM »
We're glad to have you among us my Brother.  :)

I don't think I will be on the forum much, but I will be at the shoots.
I hope we can all do our best to make the forum a little more inviting for you and everyone else.

http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=1660.0


Ben

Thanks Ben.  I try to make sure I read what the Guy posts.  I ain't much on poetry though...limericks and cadence mostly... ;)


Thanks everyone.
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Re: Splash over.
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2010, 08:14:51 PM »
Sometimes what you hear (it may not exactly be what was meant but its hard to tell just by reading what someone typed) upsets you to the point where you need to back up and rethink things.  Take a break, talk to some folks, decide in your own mind if what you're trying to accomplish is worth whatever aggravation you felt when reading the post and then come on back....because you know what you're doing as an RWVA instructor/support team member is worth putting up with some aggravation, whether the cause is real or imagined.

Think about the buddies you had in the Army and how you talked to each other.  Could a stranger on the street say those things to you and get away with it...NOPE!!  Why did you buddies get away with it (and you with them)?  Because of what you'd done together side by side and you knew what they really meant, no matter how they said it.  Just keep it in mind here, too. 

Glad you're back.

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Re: Splash over.
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2010, 08:20:57 PM »
Glad your still with us Mike, we have a far greater mission now than we have had in the past.

JG
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Re: Splash over.
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2010, 08:49:27 PM »
OD,
Spot on, sir!! Seen that a time or two where the typed word just "does not get it"......nothing we can do any different, except maybe call each other on the phone, and then we'd -still- be lacking the body English we use when either kidding, or serious...... #)
No win there, just do, as the other posters have said, slog on regardless.....
it's what we do.....
so far in the few years I've been here, I have yet to see one AS'r deliberately flame another......for a couple of different reasons.....
Mike, glad to see you're still with us...it makes a diff, friend.

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Re: Splash over.
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2010, 10:35:25 PM »

... This is, In my opinion, the One organization I believe that is doing the most good for the country ...


Yes.

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Re: Splash over.
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2010, 03:39:30 PM »
SPASH...OUT.

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Re: Splash over.
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2010, 05:55:59 PM »
I know I already welcomed you back in person at Osage a few weeks ago, but I wanted to let you know how happy I am that you are back with our little MO cadre.  We are a pretty tight group and we definitely would have noticed your absence.  You are among the nicest, most patient, people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and I want to thank you again for your help with Ellie on the line  :)  Trying to teach our 6 year old daughter how to shoot is definitely a job for another instructor!  **)  And you did an amazing job with her!

WELCOME BACK, MIKE!!!




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Re: Splash over.
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2010, 01:30:03 PM »
I know I already welcomed you back in person at Osage a few weeks ago, but I wanted to let you know how happy I am that you are back with our little MO cadre.  We are a pretty tight group and we definitely would have noticed your absence.  You are among the nicest, most patient, people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and I want to thank you again for your help with Ellie on the line  :)  Trying to teach our 6 year old daughter how to shoot is definitely a job for another instructor!  **)  And you did an amazing job with her!

WELCOME BACK, MIKE!!!




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Ellie did fine...She was just tired.  Your gonna get me all misty eyed and stuff.  I am honored and proud to work with you folks.  We have a great bunch.  I'm gonna earn my red hat this year... Orange clashes with my camo...
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