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PostSubject: My dad in Afghanistan   Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:32 pm

Thought you guys would like this.

Here are a few pics of my dad in afghanistan. On patrol more or less.

My dad is the one on the right in both pics with the unique plate carrier.


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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:41 pm

Always nice to see pictures like these. Thanks for sharing

When were these taken?
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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:42 pm

They were take a week or 2 ago. My dad left to go there recently.

There may be more pictures in the near future Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:42 pm

They don't trust him with a weapon? LOLJAYKAY.

What's his MOS?
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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:43 pm

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They don't trust him with a weapon? LOLJAYKAY.

What's his MOS?

hehe he's a chaplain.
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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:47 pm

Wiggity wiggity wuhhhhh!? Seems like he goes overseas a lot for a chaplain. Kudos to him for bringing faith to our fighters... Although I would be fine without it
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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:49 pm

thats cool my friend got back in the states yesterday
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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:50 pm

DrummerBoyz95 wrote:
Wiggity wiggity wuhhhhh!? Seems like he goes overseas a lot for a chaplain. Kudos to him for bringing faith to our fighters... Although I would be fine without it

He does indeed go overseas a lot, He was there when we went into iraq in 2003. He carried a cross in his interceptor when they went in.

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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:53 pm

Cool! Thanks for sharing Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:54 pm

Something I've always wondered, do they recruit Jewish/Muslim/Hindu/Buddhist/etc ministers?
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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:55 pm

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DrummerBoyz95 wrote:
Wiggity wiggity wuhhhhh!? Seems like he goes overseas a lot for a chaplain. Kudos to him for bringing faith to our fighters... Although I would be fine without it

He does indeed go overseas a lot, He was there when we went into iraq in 2003. He carried a cross in his interceptor when they went in.

Cool stuff. I hear the DoD has standing orders telling service members to keep their rosaries, crosses, etc out of sight so they don't risk offending the locals.
Good move on their part. Last thing we want is them getting the impression we're on some christian holy war.

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Something I've always wondered, do they recruit Jewish/Muslim/Hindu/Buddhist/etc ministers?
That there are...though most ministers/chaps take non-denominational stances so they can reach a wider audience. The larger FOBs and OF's have services for different denominations though. Buddhists and Hindi's aren't too common in the military...since it largely involves them denouncing core practices of the faith.

Though according to the DoD, there are currently 3000+ Buddhists serving.
In 2008 there were 26 cadets at the US Air Force Academy who practice Buddhism.
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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:36 pm

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NoNeed2Hate wrote:
DrummerBoyz95 wrote:
Wiggity wiggity wuhhhhh!? Seems like he goes overseas a lot for a chaplain. Kudos to him for bringing faith to our fighters... Although I would be fine without it

He does indeed go overseas a lot, He was there when we went into iraq in 2003. He carried a cross in his interceptor when they went in.

Cool stuff. I hear the DoD has standing orders telling service members to keep their rosaries, crosses, etc out of sight so they don't risk offending the locals.
Good move on their part. Last thing we want is them getting the impression we're on some christian holy war.

DrummerBoyz95 wrote:
Something I've always wondered, do they recruit Jewish/Muslim/Hindu/Buddhist/etc ministers?
That there are...though most ministers/chaps take non-denominational stances so they can reach a wider audience. The larger FOBs and OF's have services for different denominations though. Buddhists and Hindi's aren't too common in the military...since it largely involves them denouncing core practices of the faith.

Though according to the DoD, there are currently 3000+ Buddhists serving.
In 2008 there were 26 cadets at the US Air Force Academy who practice Buddhism.

I live right next to MCRD (marine corps recruit depot) i have seen tons of budhists there (in the buddhist chapel)

and you are correct durkee, he doesn't necessarily serve just his religion. He is as much of a counselor as he is a priest.
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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:30 pm

DrummerBoyz95 wrote:
Wiggity wiggity wuhhhhh!? Seems like he goes overseas a lot for a chaplain. Kudos to him for bringing faith to our fighters... Although I would be fine without it

It's not really bringing faith to the fighters. Its more like helping fighters deal with everyday anxiety. PTSD and the sort. In fact my dad is suffering from it himself....

He is not trying to turn people into Christians, he isn't a crusader, he doesn't say people will go to \"Watch your language\" if they don't convert... He's not that kind of person.
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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:21 pm

Got some more pictures for all of you, enjoy Very Happy feel free to discuss about it.
Also I'm not sure whether or not this is during patrol or before/after, but it seems to be during patrol.
all the chubby bunny faces are probably from the tight helmet straps.


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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:04 pm

Christ almighty, our armor keeps getting smaller and smaller. Look at the guy on the left in the last picture, can't imagine that providing much protection!
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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:31 pm

Guy on the left in the first pic using PMAGs, nice Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:43 pm

Drummer, he looks to be a corpsman also. BA mofo's they are!

Durkee: looks to be the SPC, fits normal sized plates. Same sized plates as the big vests...

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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:46 pm

sticks.13 wrote:
Drummer, he looks to be a corpsman also. BA mofo's they are!

Durkee: looks to be the SPC, fits normal sized plates. Same sized plates as the big vests...

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That's horrible! It covers like...1/3 of his chest. I wouldn't feel safe.
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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:25 pm

sticks.13 wrote:
Drummer, he looks to be a corpsman also. BA mofo's they are!
That's what I would guess too from the scissors and front medical(?) pouch.

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That's horrible! It covers like...1/3 of his chest. I wouldn't feel safe.
Personally I think knowing you don't have a lot of protection would make me try harder not to get shot.
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PostSubject: Re: My dad in Afghanistan   Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:01 pm

the first pic of him was with a corpsman i believe, also they are inside an osprey if you were wondering.

He looks like a pretty small fellow, so i believe that SPC is just fine, it covers all the vital areas, besides they are trained to fire with should straight (so that the SAPI plates are more effective) instead of sideways.
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