Veteran and Military Nurses

  1. I went up to WalMart this afternoon to pick up a prescription. Out front, like every Veteran's Day, the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) was selling Buddy Poppies. I always stop and buy one in honor of my Dad who fought in WWII and a grandfather who fought in WWI.

    http://vfw4250.homestead.com/buddy_poppy.html

    One of my bestest friends was a nurse stationed in Saudia Arabia during the Gulf War. And, I have a couple of friends who were stationed in MASH units during the Viet Nam conflict.

    So, with this holiday weekend, as we honor our Veterans, I just wanted to say thanks to the veteran nurses as well as so many men who lost their lives and fought for my country, so I can sit on my couch sipping Diet Coke and playing on my computer today. We owe our lives and our lifestyles to these men and women.
    Last edit by Youda on Nov 9, '02
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  2. 56 Comments

  3. by   baseline
    'Nuff said.
  4. by   P_RN
    Amen
  5. by   Youda
    Are there any veterans here at allnurses?
    I know some of the guys have mentioned being in the military . . .
  6. by   MishlB
    I am a veteran of the Air Force. Although I never participated directly in the Gulf War (meaning I did not go to the desert), I did work to support those that remained in the states.
  7. by   Youda
    Where were you stationed, MishlB?
  8. by   BMS4
    I was active duty Air Force '81 -'85. I wasn't a nurse, but I worked in the hospital and clinics as a Health Technician.

    I also spent 2 years active duty in the Coast Guard. I worked at a Search and Rescue station.

    Thank you for the thread and I want to thank all the vets that are here.

    My husband is active duty CG and he has 21 years in. I'm very proud of him.
  9. by   sjoe
    USAF 4 years
    Canadian Coast Guard 1 year
  10. by   cargal
    Oramar and I are meeting ( for the first time!) on Monday and going to a memorial for veteran nurses. I am very excited to meet Oramar!
  11. by   live4today
    Amen and hats off to all the veterans on board!
  12. by   Angelica
    I retired from the Marine Corps last year, after 22 years. I was a Harrier jet aircraft engine mechanic, and now I'm a nursing student. What a change!
  13. by   kmchugh
    US Army, 14 years, doing nothing even remotely related to nursing or health care. Proud of my service, glad to be a "raggedy ass civilian" again.

    Kevin McHugh
  14. by   Youda
    You folks are SO GREAT!
    The closest I ever got to any action was watching an air craft carrier pull out of dock at Norfolk. USS Kennedy where my ex was stationed. Navy.
    I always felt so proud and "patriotic" when all the guys were lined up on dock with their dress uniforms and the flag would go up . . .

    Again, Thank you!

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