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Old 08-25-2012, 11:46 AM
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Hey, it's hard work earning that ribbon! You gotta sign your name in cursive on the enlistment contract... raise your right hand (That involves remembering which one is your right hand)... and let some old guy in a white coat at MEPS touch your balls! That's worthy of its own ribbon right there!
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I think the Sticker needs to be bigger.
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So, everyone gets that ribbon?

I never served, have enormous respect for most, and have no idea what these colors mean.

I have met a few men, at my age of 58, who were "Vietnam era vets" who never got there, as most did not.

The best story I heard was from a Marine from whom I bought cars later, who heard Neil Armstrong landed on the moon while face down in a paddy, trying to keep the rest of him down.

Actually that was his second best story, and the Marine was face down, not Neil.

I just heard Armstrong passed away.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:38 PM
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So, everyone gets that ribbon?
Yeah, that's the National Defense Service Medal... everyone who serves in the military during a time of "national emergency" gets it. Since 09/11/2001, that national emergency has been the War on Terror.
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During my time in the Navy it was called the,

Gedunk Medal – National Defense Service Medal. Considered meaningless, it was awarded to anyone who served in a certain time frame during and subsequent to the Vietnam War.

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Firewatch ribbon!

Kid must be fresh out of MOS school. Couple months down the line and he'll replace it with a ribbon rack sticker, comprised of National Defense and Global War on Terror Service medal
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Im a big fan of guys who put thier entire ERB on the back window, it makes me smile.
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I need that for the back of my car! The pizza stain or fire watch ribbon!
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He's missing his MOS patch...

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The goold ol pizza stain ribbon.
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Looks custom too, can't find it on any decal site I've checked up on
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I also question his choice in cars....
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My grandfather served with ASA between Korea and Vietnam. The only award he received was the Good Conduct Medal, although he never thought they meant much of anything. Doing the job, he said, was much more of an award to him.
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Likely just an eager young troop. It is a little odd to glorify something that's more or less a participation award but to every man his own. I don't believe in stickering my vehicles. No need to make yourself a target.
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Whoa! That one big Fire Watch Ribbon there, killer!
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Likely just an eager young troop. It is a little odd to glorify something that's more or less a participation award but to every man his own. I don't believe in stickering my vehicles. No need to make yourself a target.
For the most part I agree. Though I will be throwing an Army sticker and possibly the Infantry crossed rifles on my car once I'm done with BCT/AIT. But mostly because it helps with getting pulled over in my area I've yet to meet a local cop who's not a veteran, plus it's nice to make them less nervous when approaching your vehicle. At least they know you're probably not some drug addled scumbag.
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For the most part I agree. Though I will be throwing an Army sticker and possibly the Infantry crossed rifles on my car once I'm done with BCT/AIT. But mostly because it helps with getting pulled over in my area I've yet to meet a local cop who's not a veteran, plus it's nice to make them less nervous when approaching your vehicle. At least they know you're probably not some drug addled scumbag.
I've had a couple of azzhole cops who gave me a harder time because of my base decals back in the day. Now I just rock " Marine veteran" sticker and a small US flag on the left rear window. Nothing too crazy.
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IMHO - for everyone who knows that the ribbon means nothing, it seems really cheesy.
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Without that ribbon, some folks wouldn't have any at all, lol. I have a whole slew of awards and decorations....couldn't even buy me a cup of coffee.
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If it gets him some attention from a pretty lady.... MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Pat on the back warrior work with what you got lol
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I've had a couple of azzhole cops who gave me a harder time because of my base decals back in the day. Now I just rock " Marine veteran" sticker and a small US flag on the left rear window. Nothing too crazy.
I'd be willing to be that was not because of the base decals, but because you were driving in an area near a base.

When you pull over a base decal every other day, they stop being so impressive.
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I'd be willing to be that was not because of the base decals, but because you were driving in an area near a base.

When you pull over a base decal every other day, they stop being so impressive.
Never got pulled Over in OSide actually. This was in Compton, CA. LA sheriffs
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I think if I was a CHP someone would be getting a fix-it ticket.
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Oh god where is that kids first line leader?!
Funny stuff there. Reminds me of when I first joined up. My buddy and I were brand new privates and super hooah about being 11series. He bought a car (from a dealer right off base, because a cute girl at division replacement told him about the place...) And had "UNITED STATES ARMY INFANTRY" in 2 inch block letters stenciled across his rear window.
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IMHO - for everyone who knows that the ribbon means nothing, it seems really cheesy.
I'm guessing the ribbon is there to get some love from those that don't know. Those in the know, know better. Mine even has a star in the middle of it. Guessing its for Desert Storm.
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Did anyone hear that story about the National Guard soldier who did one deployment and after getting out couldn't find a job so he listed his only AAM on eBay and it sold for over five grand??? What a loser.
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This ain't nothing you should see the OIF flag on the back of my ride........jk

But seriously WTF??????? That flags spells out PRIVATE just got out of AIT. (no disrespect mean to all the normal privates out there)

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Being overtly " moto" is pretty much 80% of non NCOs/boots
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This has gotta be a joke... some guys in a team playing a big "**** you" on a guy who hasn't deployed.
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This is that e-4 who fell through the cracks and has been in for ten years without getting chaptered, I guarantee it. Telling war stories about how he took IDF while sitting guard at the sparwar internet cafe or what ever the hell its called........Your time is up!
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Did anyone hear that story about the National Guard soldier who did one deployment and after getting out couldn't find a job so he listed his only AAM on eBay and it sold for over five grand??? What a loser.
I dunno man, when the chips are down and its 4th down with a seconds left in the game, what would you do to keep your family fed?
I'd probably whore myself out to fat chicks tho...
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Leave my car and sticker out of this . Y'all are just jealous anyways, you wish you had a sweet sticker to get you all of the vaginas.

Seriously though, wtf.
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I have a sense that idiot is one of those that didn’t make it through an MOS school, and got discharged. Otherwise he’d have more important ones to show off which are just as easy to get by showing up to the game.

GWOT for instance says more than the Defense Ribbon. EVERYONE gets the Defense Ribbon, but at least we have to be active for 30+ days to get GWOT, and at least GWOT says where and why you have a Defense Ribbon. Then more impressive yet would be a campaign ribbon from a deployment.
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