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Question: So, what branch of the military are/were you in?
Army - 3 (13.6%)
Navy - 2 (9.1%)
Marines - 1 (4.5%)
Airforce - 0 (0%)
coast guard - 0 (0%)
I'm a Civie - 16 (72.7%)
Total Voters: 21

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« on: March 31, 2011, 08:17:13 PM »

Just curious on this. Noticing a fairly strong military presence here and wondering if there is some kind of correlation here. A follow up question: If you are/were in the military: Did being in the military enhance your appreciation for bad movies or did watching bad movies make you feel like enlisting?
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011, 08:38:02 PM »

I'm just an average fella.
No armed services for me.  Smile
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011, 08:49:29 PM »

there was Steven Segull movie last week in which he was an ex S.E.A.L. officer.
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2011, 08:54:32 PM »

I was going to join, for college money, but I was physically unfit (too short, poor eyesight, severe asthma, lousy heart).
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011, 10:32:28 PM »

Four years in the U.S. Navy, 1982-1986.
Those were the glory days!

And, when I got out, they paid for my college.  It was truly a great chance to see the world, grow up, and do some serious living.

I still dream about being aboard the Lockwood, even though she has been scrap for 10 years now.
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011, 01:00:17 AM »


I still dream about being aboard the Lockwood, even though she has been scrap for 10 years now.


If you're feeling like a bit of nostalgia, you could always pick up this ol gal for the right price:

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/offbeat/9090583/rule-the-waves-one-used-aircraft-carrier-for-sale/

I mean, who wouldn't want to buy an aircraft carrier?
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011, 09:25:21 AM »

7 1/2 years in the Army, but if I had it to do over again, I would have gone into the Marines instead.
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2011, 09:46:52 AM »

Civilian. My Grandfather was in the US Army, some of my friends were US Marines.

I also salute and support all the brave soldiers here.
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2011, 09:53:21 AM »

6 years in the U.S. Navy. There was good and bad about it, but I don't regret it for a second. I never had a problem with the "ultimate sacrifice" end of the bargain, but I'm just too independent-minded to have made it a career.

I'm trying to think of how bad movies may have influenced my military service or been influenced by it, but I can't really come up with anything. I've always made fun of the absurd situations, which is probably why I love bad movies. The military has no shortage of absurd situations, so maybe that has something to do with it.
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2011, 10:18:46 AM »

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7 1/2 years in the Army, but if I had it to do over again, I would have gone into the Marines instead.

why?

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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2011, 10:36:16 AM »

there was Steven Segull movie last week in which he was an ex S.E.A.L. officer.

Executive Decision ?  Or was it Under Siege 2?
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2011, 11:11:44 AM »

I tried to enlist as a Marine aviator after Top Gun came out but I had abysmal apptitude scores. They told me I'd be lucky to fly a desk. However they did ask me to enlist as a cryptologist/code breaker which looking back might have been pretty cool. I was a lunkhead though and told them I wanted aviation or nothing. I got nothing.
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2011, 11:21:01 AM »

I'm a civilian, however I do have great respect for those who have served their county.
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2011, 11:23:09 AM »

I tried to enlist as a Marine aviator after Top Gun came out but I had abysmal apptitude scores. They told me I'd be lucky to fly a desk. However they did ask me to enlist as a cryptologist/code breaker which looking back might have been pretty cool. I was a lunkhead though and told them I wanted aviation or nothing. I got nothing.

People love to romanticize being in the military. You did what you did. I served six years. I'm not asking for recognition, and have no interest in anybody patting me on the shoulder and expressing their gratitude. This is supposed to be a free country, meaning no compulsory service. This means that no person's life is more important or more meaningful because they made the decision to serve. I got my college paid for and some other useful benefits out of the situation, so I was compensated. I don't need anybody to suck my dick because I enlisted, and I don't expect it, and I definitely don't share the attitude of many of my fellow veterans that somehow I am a better American than somebody who didn't serve. f**k that.

But anyway, may experience in the military was pretty cool and I definitely am glad I did it.
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2011, 12:14:28 PM »

U.S. Army Reserve.  I spent the summer of 1982 in boot camp at Fort Dix, New Jersey.  As a reservist I was a Scout-Observer.  The best part of the job was when we went on patrols and I got to man the M60 machine gun mounted on the jeep.
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