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i apologize, i swear i have done this before here...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by theRedSkull, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. theRedSkull

    theRedSkull Willamette Valley New Member

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    so i had a birthday recently and to be honest i forgot about this forum after my older computer died a while back. i just posted a reply in another thread and i noticed it said it was my first post and i know this isnt accurate, but i know the site has changed in appearance since i was last here and so i guess it restarted the counter? so anywho, i recall we are supposed to post here first (so i apologize for that)...
    a little about me i guess; well i was born and raised in oregon's beautiful willamette valley. when i turned 20 we had 9/11 and i had been plagued by army recruiter calls prior to that and so i decided f#<k it and signed up for the army infantry, did multiple deployments early on, was stationed on the korean DMZ, ft lewis and germany. after about 8yrs i got out and came home to discover that starting over wasnt so easy in a town dominated by college kids. most of them would deny me any position (even dishwasher was denied to me) and claim it was because of various reasons (but usually i only heard about the job by having friends already on the inside and thus would get to hear the real reasons: mostly they assumed i would be all messed up with PTSD and thus will kill them all when i snap, i guess). right as i was about to give up and be a hobo-soldier i was given a link to a security company that i went and talked to and explained my position and they welcomed with open arms and i returned their kindness with the same devotion i gave my previous platoons. i quickly rose through the ranks and am now a licensed supervisor for armed and unarmed contracts in my area...
    well i think i have said enough, thank you for your time in reading this...
     
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  2. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Welcome back :)
     
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  3. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Hey man, screw those collage kids. Thanks for your sevice and I'll give a job to a veteran over a collage grad any day!
     
  4. BlindedByScience

    BlindedByScience Vancouver WA Well-Known Member

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    ....don't tell me, Eugene, right? Trust me, it's a nice place to be 'from'......:p
     
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  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome back! I remember your handle, different avatar I believe. Enjoy the site!
     
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  6. Mongo1

    Mongo1 Santiam Canyon Active Member

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    There was an upgrade in the system while back. I couldn't log in for awhile. Welcome back
     
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  7. theRedSkull

    theRedSkull Willamette Valley New Member

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    not eugene, i hate that place...
     
  8. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard!!!:s0067: