Veteran and Military Nurses - page 3

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... Read More

  1. by   Q.
    Hats off to all veterans.

    My husband served in the US Army in an infantry brigade for 9 years: A-BTRY - 1st BDE 126th F. A.

    I love my vet! :kiss
    Last edit by Susy K on Nov 10, '02
  2. by   BMS4
    This is beginning to sound like a thread over at the discussion boards.

    My oldest son, he's 18 yr old, quit college a few weeks ago and called to let me know he enlisted in the Air Force. I was shocked, but not too unhappy. I really wanted him to get his college education first, but he's promised to continue with classes once he's in.
  3. by   alet3ff
    Thank you all for your thoughts. I am looking forward to retiring in about 18 months with 22 years of service. First as a Military Policeman in the Army to now a Fire Chief for the Air Force. Looking forward to finishing my RN degree and moving on to the medical field. My wife is also a "veteran" as she has survived many heartaches through the 22 years. Spouses of military members endure many heartaches along the way. Without her love I would not have survived.
    Take care all and god bless.
  4. by   kmchugh

    Thanks for putting up "In Flanders Field." I can't read that without getting a little choked, thinking about friends now gone.

    Kevin McHugh
  5. by   kevingoke
    I am currently serving as an Army Nurse at Ft Benning. I work on the inpatient psychiatric unit treating only active duty soldiers. Thank you for all of your thoughts on this day of the year
  6. by   JonRN
    Thank you for your service to our country Kevin.

  7. by   JenKatt
    I'm currently serving my 4 year term as an USAF nurse here at MacDill AFB in Tampa. Serving here has allowed me to meet so many vets, here what they have given for our freedom. It's taught me one valuable lesson. Freedom is not free.
  8. by   bagladyrn
    Thanks and (((Hugs))) to all the veterans and active duty military people on this board from the proud mother of a Navy man, (and daughter of a WWII Navy vet)
  9. by   StrugglinStuden
    I am a navy vet, flying on P3 orions out of Barber's Pt. Hawaii... my hubby is active duty army, and we are currently stationed in Oklahoma. Im now in the army national guard, were Im an 91W. (field nurse). doing that got me interested in getting my RN licence and working as a nurse in the "real world". Now im getting yelled at during clinicals because i start IV's "too fast". I know I have to slow down, but im not messy. Thats just how I was trained to do it in combat! Teachers say Im going to scare folks.
    Its hard to make it through a class on IM injections when I already do about 600 a week! Not to mention, i have to re-train myself to how the teacher wants it done. Im making it though!
  10. by   Tweety
    In honor of all the Vet Nurses and my dad the Vietnam Vet, Happy Veteran's Day and thank you for my freedom.
  11. by   suenurse54
    I am very proud to say that I am a former Navy nurse. I served from 1979-1981. That was long enough for me. My father retired from the Army and my father-in-law retired from the Air Force. My husband has 23 years in the Navy and isn't ready to get out yet. I have tremendous respect for anyone in the military. Anyone out there thinking about being a military nurse, it has a lot going for it. I didn't have the personality for it (too meek).
  12. by   Sekar
    Hi. I was a Nurse in a MASH unit that deployed into Iraq during the Gulf War. It sure is nice of all you to remember your comrades in the service, past & present, with this thread. Thanks so much. Kurt
  13. by   Aunty
    This is my first post - so excuse any mistakes!
    I am a nurse in the New Zealand Army. We have had missions lately to East Timor, and Bougainville in the Pacific.
    We celebrate our old soldiers - veterans- on ANZAC Day (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps), April 25th.
    We also wear poppies to commemorate the poppies growing in France and Holland during the 2 World Wars where so many of our young men, and those of our comrades at arms died so far from home.
    There are very moving ceremonies around the country, starting at dawn. All serving soldiers, and the veterans, parade through the dark to the service. It is chilling to hear only the footsteps marching in time and the clinking of medals. I've been to one every year for about 20years now, and still get emotional when the Last Post plays.
    We will remember them...