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by jmartinez
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VA Marks 20th Anniversary of Ground Combat in Gulf
Replies: 8
Views: 63361

Re: VA Marks 20th Anniversary of Ground Combat in Gulf

VA Marks 20th Anniversary of Ground Combat in Gulf By K.Allsup, on February 23rd, 2011 Department of Veterans Affairs WASHINGTON – On Feb. 23, the men and women of the Department of Veterans Affairs will mark the 20th anniversary of the start of ground combat in the 1990-1991 Gulf War. Fighting e...
by jmartinez
Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what are you doing on the 23rd?
Replies: 20
Views: 7991

Re: what are you doing on the 23rd?

Have you been to the VA bro? Here's my how my first visit went with the VA. My daughter was born in 2008 so I decided to seek help to resolve some of my aches and pains. I go and sign up for medical benefits and was told that I made to much money at that time. I tired again every year since then an...
by jmartinez
Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Lost & Found (Veterans Search)
Topic: 1st Engineers 1st ID
Replies: 16
Views: 5780

Re: 1st Engineers 1st ID

This is all the socialization that I do. Really enjoy the comraderie on here. Almost like the old days but not quite. Most of my socialization is done over my CB, I have more friends there than in person. Not much face to face other than when putting a face to the voice in passing. Because of my jo...
by jmartinez
Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what are you doing on the 23rd?
Replies: 20
Views: 7991

Re: what are you doing on the 23rd?

i'm probably gonna go to my local legion hall, order a couple drinks ( i quit my heavy drinking yrs. ago), take one drink over to our pow/mia table that we keep set. light the candle, set the drink down on the table, lite a smoke , set it in the ash tray, and toss my drink back to them that never m...
by jmartinez
Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: Lost & Found (Veterans Search)
Topic: 1st Engineers 1st ID
Replies: 16
Views: 5780

Re: 1st Engineers 1st ID

ya'll that thrills the hell outa me that fellow soldiers , have found each other after 20 yrs, i know that ya'll prob don"t know each other, but even after 20 yrs.... the kinship is still there. That kinship is a part of all of us, we have more in common with each other than with our on kin folks.....
by jmartinez
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Lost & Found (Veterans Search)
Topic: 1st Engineers 1st ID
Replies: 16
Views: 5780

Re: 1st Engineers 1st ID

I witnessed one of the mass burials, we were not supposed to be tehre but we went anyway. Not like Top was anywhere near us. The best way to post pics is to upload them somewhere online and then click on the "Img" box in the "Post a Reply" window then enter the URL of the picture. If you keep havin...
by jmartinez
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Lost & Found (Veterans Search)
Topic: 1st Engineers 1st ID
Replies: 16
Views: 5780

Re: 1st Engineers 1st ID

Question since you were near me over there. Do you have any health/mental problems that you are currently receiving VA disability for? I have issues that I am being told I should get statement from others with or near me over there. One of the 2-16th Infantry guys within my brigade is 100% VA Disab...
by jmartinez
Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Lost & Found (Veterans Search)
Topic: 1st Engineers 1st ID
Replies: 16
Views: 5780

Re: 1st Engineers 1st ID

Question since you were near me over there. Do you have any health/mental problems that you are currently receiving VA disability for? I have issues that I am being told I should get statement from others with or near me over there. One of the 2-16th Infantry guys within my brigade is 100% VA Disab...
by jmartinez
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Lost & Found (Veterans Search)
Topic: 1st Engineers 1st ID
Replies: 16
Views: 5780

Re: 1st Engineers 1st ID

Welcome to the forums Brother, I was with 2nd Brigade 1st Infantry during the storm. Got any stories or pictures you want to share? By the way, did I post the correct unit insignoa for your avatar? The avatar section of the forum is all screwed up for now. Thank you for correcting the Avatar, We ha...
by jmartinez
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What you are taking to Iraq this time
Replies: 11
Views: 4617

Re: What you are taking to Iraq this time

Thats easy, I'd start by taking less than a 1/4 of the crap they made me take the first time, a bigger shovel, a larger sleeping bag, a digicamcorder, a cell phone, and a blowup doll :lol: I agree, those damn pills were staying stateside. A camera for sure and avoid all those damn pills, we were ma...
by jmartinez
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what are you doing on the 23rd?
Replies: 20
Views: 7991

Re: what are you doing on the 23rd?

Just wondering what everyone is doing on the 23rd at 8pm est for the official 20th anniversary of the ground war. I was thinking of going to one of the memorial parks near hear (about 40 miles) and put a wreath out and just hang out for a while. I am sure there wont be any fanfare anywhere on tv or...
by jmartinez
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: Lost & Found (Veterans Search)
Topic: 1st Engineers 1st ID
Replies: 16
Views: 5780

1st Engineers 1st ID

First and fore most Hello to all, looking for fellow 1st Engineers during Desert Storm. I served with HHC Company but mainly knew and hung out with Echo Company. Looking to make contact with any fellow vet.