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Old 03-14-2009, 06:10 AM
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Nathan, it blew my mind, and still does, how quickly things change--the Olympics were held in Sarajevo just in 1984, a few short years before this horror started.
oh yeah, and you're aging yourself Bonnie
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:11 AM
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Must have been the longest 8 months of your life Over all. what did you think of the experience?
It was, I really didn't like being over there at all. Y'know how when you look back on bad experiences and they don't seem so bad in retrospect, and you kind of wish that you could go back to that time and do things a little differently? Well, while Bosnia doesn't seem as horrible now, 12 years later, I would NEVER want to go back to that situation.
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:15 AM
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Was that right after you joined? Your first trip out of the States?

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It was, I really didn't like being over there at all. Y'know how when you look back on bad experiences and they don't seem so bad in retrospect, and you kind of wish that you could go back to that time and do things a little differently? Well, while Bosnia doesn't seem as horrible now, 12 years later, I would NEVER want to go back to that situation.
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:19 AM
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so negative
Oh, good 'cause I thought maybe I was being redundant about something so obvious.
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:21 AM
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Nathan, it blew my mind, and still does, how quickly things change--the Olympics were held in Sarajevo just in 1984, a few short years before this horror started.

It looks really cold and miserable in those pics.

You look real good though.

Makes me sad and sick how man can justify the atrocities he commits because he thinks he's superior to another human being.
It was a bad situation over there. When the Soviet Union collapsed, Yugoslavia simply resumed a war that had been going on for centuries. The factions were the Croatians, Serbs and Muslims. None of them really innocent in the conflict and all guilty of some pretty horrifying stuff. However, at least Croatia had the good sense to break off into it's own country. Now the Serbs and Muslims are just waiting for UN forces to leave so they can resume their ethnic cleansing (both would exterminate the other if given the chance).

One cool thing was that we got to sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with Russian soldiers while we were there. That would have been inconceivable just three years earlier.
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:23 AM
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Oh, good 'cause I thought maybe I was being redundant about something so obvious.
think positive.....pessimists not allowed
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:25 AM
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oh yeah, and you're aging yourself Bonnie
I don't need to age myself. Father Time is doing a bang up job on that front.

Besides, am I supposed to be ashamed of my age baby Goat?
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:25 AM
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Was that right after you joined? Your first trip out of the States?
Nope, I joined in 1991 and spent two years in Germany from 1992-94. I got out of the Regular Army in 1994 and was obligated to do 2 years in the National Guard; but I reenlisted to Active Duty in 1995 (the National Guard is just "Army-Lite" so it was more frustrating in many ways) and volunteered for Bosnia in 1996.
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:28 AM
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You look real good though.
Thanks, BTW. Although I don't think I could ever get back down to that weight (165). I'm 241 now (down from 255) and would eventually like to get back down into the 190s (I think my heart would be happy with that).
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:29 AM
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I don't need to age myself. Father Time is doing a bang up job on that front.

Besides, am I supposed to be ashamed of my age baby Goat?
actually i don't even know how old you are....but i have an idea
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