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U.S. History Veteran Assignment

Post by stbrat » Sat May 05, 2007 9:44 pm

My name is Shencey and im in the 11th grade. My U.S. history teacher is having my class interview a veteran that served during a war. I have to type a report about it. all i need is one person to help me, it's due this monday! this is the information i need to know:
Name:
Age now:
age when served:
branch of service:
career:
drafted or volunter:
years in the military:
job assignment:
interesting story:
it doesn't have to be very long. just short answers. it will help me a lot. thank you im very grateful.
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Post by Billy-Ky » Sat May 05, 2007 10:56 pm

This is Saturday and you need to do a report by Monday 8O

It would take me a week to remember enough about that to give you
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Post by SaucyWench » Sun May 06, 2007 4:59 am

Billy-Ky wrote:This is Saturday and you need to do a report by Monday 8O
My son would be crying from an @ss whipping, not posting on the internet if he did that.... 8)
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Re: U.S. History Veteran Assignment

Post by SaucyWench » Sun May 06, 2007 5:01 am

stbrat wrote:drafted or volunter:
:lol:

Ok, I'll give this one 3 points for at least being mildly amusing. Sorry, you're still 67 points short of passing.
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Sun May 06, 2007 7:14 am

Nothing like waiting until the last moment to produce a good, quality, report that will guarantee a passing grade. I would love to help you but as a previous poster said, it would take time to answer your questions due to the time span between now and when we were all in Desert Storm. There is no way I could come up with good answers to a couple of your questions without really thinking about it and dredging up memories I haven't thought of (and some I pray I do not remember) in years.

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Post by stbrat » Sun May 06, 2007 10:47 am

oh well thanks for trying... i can just make something up
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Post by stbrat » Sun May 06, 2007 10:56 am

This is Saturday and you need to do a report by Monday




My son would be crying from an @ss whipping, not posting on the internet if he did that....

oh and i only got this assignment friday.. and its only a couple of paragraphs nothing major.
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Post by Billy-Ky » Mon May 07, 2007 5:57 am

stbrat wrote:This is Saturday and you need to do a report by Monday




My son would be crying from an @ss whipping, not posting on the internet if he did that....

oh and i only got this assignment friday.. and its only a couple of paragraphs nothing major.
Something you have to take into account. Desert Shield/Desert Storm was in 1990-1991. Not alot really happened and it was over in such a short time. January 1991 the Air Campaign started and pounded the crap out of the Iraqi's, The ground push only lasted 100 hours
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Post by Dispacther » Mon May 07, 2007 8:35 am

I was willing to cut you some slack , and was regretting not getting on-line until monday morning , until ....
oh well thanks for trying... i can just make something up
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Mon May 07, 2007 8:51 am

Billy-Ky wrote:Not alot really happened and it was over in such a short time.
Not a lot really happened? Actually a whole lot happened but it all happened so fast and at the same time. I have spent the last 15 years watching programs on TV (Discovery channel, Investigative Reports (which I happened to make a cameo in), etc.) about Desert Shield/Storm and have also read Richard Lowry's book Gulf War Chronicles.

Unless you read books written on DS, you don't really hear about much of the stuff that happened outside your own units experience. Reading Lowry's GWC educated me on much of what happened beyond what I have seen on the documentaries on TV.

I hope some History classes in some schools somewhere would require indepth studies on DS and make students learn more about their recent history too.
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Post by Billy-Ky » Tue May 08, 2007 9:39 am

Dagger X-Ray wrote:
Billy-Ky wrote:Not alot really happened and it was over in such a short time.
Not a lot really happened? Actually a whole lot happened but it all happened so fast and at the same time. I have spent the last 15 years watching programs on TV (Discovery channel, Investigative Reports (which I happened to make a cameo in), etc.) about Desert Shield/Storm and have also read Richard Lowry's book Gulf War Chronicles.

Unless you read books written on DS, you don't really hear about much of the stuff that happened outside your own units experience. Reading Lowry's GWC educated me on much of what happened beyond what I have seen on the documentaries on TV.

I hope some History classes in some schools somewhere would require indepth studies on DS and make students learn more about their recent history too.
Okay I'll rephrase that. Not alot happened at log base Alpha :D
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