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Posted: 04/02/21 10:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wear it proudly.
This from a 30 year 100% disabled combat vet.

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As a Vietnam Vet, I say, Wear it proudly, and thank your Grandson-in law, and Thank you for your 30 years.


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

cross21114 wrote:

Another question from a non veteran but one who supports the Military and is always trying to make up for it.
Do you get offended when I always "Thank You for Your Service" when it's clear you are a Vet?
Thanks for Your Service.


No I do not get offended.

Sometimes I get chocked up and don't know how to reply


And YOU and nothing to make up for.......
X-2, not offended, but grateful, and humbled, as Old Biscuit says, don't really know how to reply. A simple Thank you is far more than I got returning from Vietnam.

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I doubt anyone would say something. I wore a 3rd ID shirt during the 2003 war.

Some folks who know I'm retired Navy asked about that.

"I'm wearing it to show how proud of my son over in Iraq."

You would be wearing it to honor your grandson-in-law. Proudly.


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I do believe these are the most positive responses I've ever read on any of these forums. Thanks to you all.

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Old-Biscuit wrote:

From a Vietnam Veteran............

PROUDLY Wear It

And thank your SIL for HIS Service!!


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This issue has come up before and Ft Bragg incident i. s why A homeless person was living on base, and doing a good job for his Chain of Command. He bought uniforms etc at PX somehow even though he was receiving no pay. Now uniform clothing and other items are off limits to Civilians here in the east.
I wear ad for along time fatigues when hunting and fishing. No insignia themed for the outdoors of course. Just durable clothing. When mowing I wear them of did. I haven't worn blue jeans in 50 years.
I collect different unit hats. One unit was dissolved in 72. My daughter has one of my hats with the wings and I cannot find another. Ill have to find a base ball type, issue od green cover and have it sown on, somehow.Dad wore mu old cotton fatigues, no polyester around aircraft, until they rotted, while working in the yard and garden. Reminded him of his 10 years or so from 34 to 45 in the Army. Same fatigues.
Brother, we were dirt poor, wore my Khakis to high school til they wore out. After WWII the country crafts men etc wore surplus Khakis a dress to town etc. Someone gave my uniforms etc to a Museum, but I don't know which one. Someone was my Uncle Career Marine retired in seventies and passed in o7. Served in Nam in Danang 3 tours III Corps, while I was in II Corps in the Army.
I find any surplus cotton fatigues that will fit I'm buying them for fishing hunting etc.
No ideas o passing myself off as troop on base. They changed uniforms recently I understand.
Veterans wearing old or new pieces of Military clothing is as American as apple pie.

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cross21114 wrote:

Another question from a non veteran but one who supports the Military and is always trying to make up for it.
Do you get offended when I always "Thank You for Your Service" when it's clear you are a Vet?
Thanks for Your Service.


No, doesn't bother me. I hope it doesn't offend you when I reply that I get my "Thanks for your service" the first of every month when the check hits my bank account.
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I agree with all the others above. Wear it with pride and respect for your grandson-in-law. I wear my "DD214 Alumni" shirt all the time and have several Retired Army hats that see regular use. I am proud of my service to the country and, like almost all others, would do it again in a heartbeat.

Also have a shirt from my Grandsons' helicopter unit that served in Iraq. Often get a question or a thank you about that shirt but I explain proudly that my grandson is a pilot in that unit and gave me the shirt.

When receiving a "Thank you for your service" comment, I usually reply with a "Thank you. It was my pleasure to serve." I cannot imagine any prior service member being upset with your wearing the shirt. Wear it proudly and be glad for chance now and then to brag on your daughters husband! [emoticon]
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