I WAS THERE

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Re: I WAS THERE

Postby DM11 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:46 am

QS, I'm almost speechless. Thank you for sharing!
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Re: I WAS THERE

Postby Quick Steel » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:10 am

I appreciate that David. Thank you.
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Re: I WAS THERE

Postby peanut740 » Mon May 01, 2017 2:09 am

Outstanding!
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Re: I WAS THERE

Postby CheckSix » Thu May 04, 2017 1:01 am

Sorry for being late! But I have to also say... Garry, I was riveted reading this! Just excellent! Thank you for sharing and I don't mind admitting, my eyes were moist.
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Re: I WAS THERE

Postby Quick Steel » Thu May 04, 2017 4:08 am

Thank you so much.
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Re: I WAS THERE

Postby terryl308 » Tue May 23, 2017 12:23 pm

Very nice! and interesting to say the least, I love stories like this. good job QS thanks for sharing, sincerely Terry Landenberger army Vet. ::handshake::
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Re: I WAS THERE

Postby Adog » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:09 pm

Thanks for the wonderful story. Made me remember my Shetland Pony . Well told story brought a tear to my eyes. Adog

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Re: I WAS THERE

Postby Quick Steel » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:18 pm

I appreciate your comment Adog. You were blessed to have your own pony.
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Re: I WAS THERE

Postby Black Lion » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:21 am

Well told story. Reminded me of the days I spent teaching Mr. Ed to talk. Had to keep the sessions short so he wouldn't become...hoarse. :roll:

This brings to mind...is there anything truly "Custer" left anywhere? The Custer house at Fort Riley is only one that was similar due to the actual house burning down and the other "Custer house" at Fort Abraham Lincoln (State Park) is a rebuild as is the whole fort there.
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Re: I WAS THERE

Postby Quick Steel » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:27 am

The joke at Ft. Riley was that when Custer left to travel further west he said, "Don't do anything until I get back." And nobody has.
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Re: I WAS THERE

Postby Paladin » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:54 pm

QS,
Well told and a great tale. Certainly made my monitor blur up. Good job. ::tu::

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Re: I WAS THERE

Postby Quick Steel » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:35 pm

Thanks Ray and to all who joined in. Had no idea it would elicit so many wonderful reactions.
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Re: I WAS THERE

Postby Lansky1 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:16 am

quite a story - thank you for posting that.
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Re: I WAS THERE

Postby Tony_Wood » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:28 am

A thread back from the dead!
I wasn’t here the first time this went around. Glad I was able to catch it this time.

There is a modern book titled “Horse Soldiers,” set in Afghanistan, post 9-11. Total different circumstances than the original Horse Soldiers, but a great read nonetheless.

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Re: I WAS THERE

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:39 am

Same here. I just joined last year so I hadn’t seen this. Great story. Well told. There is just something so, I can’t find the word, about these military ceremonies that touches anyone who witnesses them. Same feeling when George H.W. Bush was buried. I loved all the military ceremonies, there was something so...., what is the right word for this?
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