Thursday, May 7, 2009

Closer

Cleared CIF first time go. Only cost me a hundred and twenty bucks. Is this shit OVER yet?

11 comments:

  1. No. Now you have to deal with all the others who want you to stay in since they have to stay in. They will lose your medical records in a couple of days.

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  2. Fuck em. I made my own copies of that shit. It's a good stack.

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  3. Burned up a few copiers didn't ya? Maybe you could be a spokesperson for Advanced Business Systems..."We live and breathe this stuff."

    Hang in Ryan...your deliverance is at hand.

    P.S. - Love Stabbing Westward. :P

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  4. one of my favorite post grunge albums of the nineties...

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  5. Suspect, you really ARE awesome! z

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  6. Doesn't the "I'm stuck here, so you should be too" attitude suck though? When I retired in 2004 after a tour in Iraq, I got a call to the LTC's office. That dick said "so now that we're at war you want to get out, huh?" I made an exaggerated lean to the left and said "I don't see a combat patch on you, and I can wear any one of 4." He didn't say shit after that. I did Panama, DS, A-Stan and OIF-1. WTF was his problem? Iraq was a fucking waste of time in 2003 (probably still is) and we had no reason for doing it unless Rumsfeld decided we weren't tough enough, so I retired at 21 years. TWENTY ONE FUCKING YEARS!!!

    I wasn't scared, I was bored. do you think we should have gone into Iraq? Saddam needed to go, but hell, a few billion dollars, and we could have found someone to assassinate his ass.

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  7. ^ Didn't they tell you? We didn't go there because Saddam was a dickweed, there are dickweeds all over the place! We went there to "secure our oil supply." Besides, a few years before he was our dickweed.

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  8. This retired gentleman is my kinda guy.

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  9. !!!!!!oneoneone

    For serious. FUCK, am I happy for you, brother.

    Apparently the new ACU sleeping bags came with not one, but TWO, stuff sacks? Yeah, well, I never got the tiny one. I was pissed because I was gunna have to pay some measly $20 bucks for something I never got issued. Then some random dude in my brigade who was also clearing was all "yo, I have two of those, you need one?" Well, fuck yeah, I need one, unless you wanna give me $20! CIF can suck deez nuts. So can the entire clearing process but it was allllll good justified that day I signed out from Campbell and DROVE THE FUCK HOME.

    Seriously. So glad you're getting out of that hell hole, even if it was by the short and curlies. Life is SO much better on the outside world... a bit awkward at first, a few angry outbursts from time to time and you're gunna have to find your own way to communicate with people who make a huge deal out of your service.

    Take some time off, assuming you can afford it. GET YOUR APPLICATION FOR YOU GI BILL IN, TIME NOW. Post 9/11 applications are accepting as of 1 May. Don't be that guy who gets out and works at Wal-Mart. Oh, and if you're filing a claim with the VA? Get on the ball with that shit. ACAP should have an office to help you get squared up in that regard. If you get the ball rolling before you get out, the sooner you'll get to go the wonderful VA and get poked and prodded. They thought I was suicidal; I guess grunt humor never really disappears.

    Keep it gangster, brother.

    Seriously. I smiled and did a happy dance when I discovered you're being cut loose. ^5

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  10. Please post video of happy dance. i speak for all.

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  11. Hey you. It's been a while since we've spoken but I still follow your blog to check how you're doing. I am extremely happy, although undoubtedly not as happy as you, that you are going to get out. It's time.

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