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Today I spent my absolute last day in a military uniform Joined 09/2001-ets including IRR 06/15/2008
 

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hedonistic said:
Today I spent my absolute last day in a military uniform Joined 09/2001-ets including IRR 06/15/2008
A little sad, isn't it? I didn't notice when my inactive reserve separation date passed, so I didn't realize I was done until I got my honorable discharge certificate in the mail. It got me down a little. Not that I really wanted to re-enlist, but my service was important to me, and I was a little sad to know that it was really over.
 
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A little sad to leave the Army but time and a bit of a relief. While I will look back with fond memories I am still glad its all in the past.
 

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Well, it probably makes a difference that when I was discharged I had no worry about my inactive reserve status getting me pulled back in. Although the IRR hasn't been used (AFAIK), it's a much greater possibility these days.
 

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I was not sad when I received my Honorable Discharge in 1973. But did miss the guys I served with, but still stay in contact with some of them. I still have fond memories of the good times I had while in. Never did went to re-up, but then I served from 1967-1971, not very military friendly at that time.
 

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My Inactive reserves got up just before the stuff in Iraq and Afghanistan started. So I was a little relieved to say the least. I doubt that they would have pulled me back in but just having that chance was unnerving. I am proud of my service and if I had to do it all over again I would do it in a heart beat. The Army made me the man I am today. With out it I'd probably be in prison or dead. Congrats on your ETS. :patriot:
 

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Just so you all KNOW that not a day goes by that I am not eternally thankful and grateful for the likes of all of you. Best wishes on your retirement Hedonistic and hope that world is a kinder place for all VETS real soon.

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Yes happy retirement. Now get a real job :lol2: That is what I was told over 35 years ago. In that was from WWII vets.
 
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Thanks for all the well wishes but the enjoy retirement is about 30 or so years early :D THe world is a kind place twards vets these days, even the VA has been great to me. No complaints no regrets my basic active service date was 30SEP01 went there did that, trained dogs, hopped out of a helicopter, kicked down some doors ect ect. I grew alot I learned alot and I am better for it.

Would I do it again? You bet, am glad is over? Heck yes!
 

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Thank you for your service! I wish I could find better words to express how much I appreciate those in the armed forces because a simple thank you seems pretty empty at times. Just know that without brave men and women like you we wouldn't be able to have places like this to come and discuss our views. So, thank you.
 
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I appreciate those in the armed forces because a simple thank you seems pretty empty at times.
Not at all, seems like a great way to express appreciation, thank you for your support.
 

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hedonistic said:
Today I spent my absolute last day in a military uniform Joined 09/2001-ets including IRR 06/15/2008
Thank you for your service......... :flag:

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