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post #1 of 8 Old Feb 23rd, 2006, 6:29 pm Thread Starter
 
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A Message from a Navy Pilot

As the German Storm Troopers said frequently after early 1942, "Sie Kommen!"

I Am Coming!


"Dear Terrorists,

I am a Navy Aviator. I was born and raised in a small town in New England. I come from a family of five. I was raised in a middle class home and taught my values by my mother and father.

My dad worked a series of jobs in finance and my mom took care of us kids. We were not an overly religious family but attended church most Sundays. It was a nice small Episcopal Church. I have a brother and
sister and I am the youngest in my family. I was the first in many generations to attend college.

I have flown Naval aircraft for 16 years. For me the flying was never a lifelong dream or a "calling," it just happened. I needed a job and I liked the challenge. I continue to do it today because I feel it is important to give back to a nation which has given so much to me. I do it because, although I will never be rich, my family will be comfortable.

I do it because many of my friends have left for the airlines and someone has to do it.

My government has spent millions to train me to fly these
multi-million dollar aircraft. I make about 70,000 dollars a year and after 20 years I will be offered a nice pension.

I like baseball but think the players make too much money. I am in awe of firemen and policemen and what they do each day for my community, and like teachers, they just don't get paid enough.

I respect my elders and always use sir or ma'am when addressing a stranger. I'm not sure about kids these days but I think that's normal for every generation.

I tell you all this because when I come for you, I want you to know me. I won't be hiding behind a woman or a child. I won't be disguised or pretending to be something I am not I will be in a U.S. issue flight suit. I will be wearing standard US issue flight gear, and I will be flying a navy aircraft clearly marked as a US warplane. I wish we could
meet up close in a small room where I could wrap my hands around your throat and slowly squeeze the life out of you, but unfortunately, you're hiding in a hole in the ground, so we will have to do this a different way.

I want you to know also that I am very good at what I do. I can put a 2,000 lb weapon through a window from 10,000 feet up. I generally only fly at night, so you may want to start sleeping during the day. I am not eager to die for my country but I am willing to sacrifice my life to protect it from animals like you.

I will do everything in my power to ensure no civilians are hurt as I take aim at you.

My countrymen are a forgiving bunch. Many are already forgetting what you did on Sept 11th. But I will not forget!!

I am coming, and I will have a lot of my fellow Navy and Marine Corps pilots with me. I hope you know me a little bit better now. I'll see you soon ... sleep tight.

Signed

A U.S. Navy Pilot"
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post #2 of 8 Old Feb 23rd, 2006, 7:53 pm
 
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post #3 of 8 Old Feb 23rd, 2006, 8:40 pm
 
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post #4 of 8 Old Feb 23rd, 2006, 9:24 pm
 
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Ray,

Your credibility with me just took a dive. I can get little stories and propaganda from TV.

A "real" US Navy trained Coast Guard pilot with a "name".

Rick Thompson
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post #5 of 8 Old Feb 24th, 2006, 4:01 am Thread Starter
 
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Ray,

Your credibility with me just took a dive. I can get little stories and propaganda from TV.

A "real" US Navy trained Coast Guard pilot with a "name".

Rick Thompson
Sorry Rick,
My intent was to share the words that I enjoyed reading. I have no idea who wrote them?? I cut and pasted the words from an email that was forwarded to me months ago and put quotation marks around them. The words may have been written by a USCG Pilot or a NYC Cab Driver, don't know?

Yes, the words are nothing more than a short story/propaganda, but I liked them and hope someone else will.
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post #6 of 8 Old Feb 24th, 2006, 7:26 am
 
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Ok Ray. Sorry I took it the wrong way. As someone else stated on this forum, the meaning and intent sometimes does not come through like saying something in person. I do agree with a few lines.

If we could get as many people that got upset about 9-11 to get upset, and demand something be done, about 44,000 people getting killed in traffic conflicts each year. That would make me a little happier.

Rick
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post #7 of 8 Old Feb 24th, 2006, 9:02 am
 
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i come from a military family. and i've been lucky enough to have a number of good friends who are military career people, some of them navy seals who found their way onto deep sea diving crews in the gulf of mexico (where i used to work).

the seals, especially, are amazing people. they are nothing like the stereotypes you see on TV. quiet, unassuming, level-headed, and modest are all words i'd use to describe them. and rest assured you do not want to be on the enemy side should you ever encounter one on the battlefield. you'd most likely be dead before you hit the dirt.

but not one of them would make john wayne comments like that made at the top of this thread. i'd bet my bottom dolllar its someone's war fantasy. most prolly someone whose never seen any combat at all.

the middle east is NOT a john wayne movie, bubba. real important that we realize that, IMHO.
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post #8 of 8 Old Feb 24th, 2006, 12:35 pm
 
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A round of valium for all !! Unwind the springs and repeat after me ----- two tents
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