A message from the U.S. Marines

  • grnranger99

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    Jan 30, 2011 2:26 PM GMT
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    Jan 30, 2011 2:47 PM GMT
    Good for him to make the effort to erase what he said before the repeal so that there is no confusion in the future.
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    Jan 30, 2011 2:59 PM GMT
    As I watched, I actually got some watery eyes..
    As retired Marine I can only imagine what it would be like in the future...I'll never experience that.
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    Jan 30, 2011 3:15 PM GMT
    Gen Amos may have voiced his reservations about the repeal in the past, but this is a new chapter. It is time to move on. Well done to him for showing real leadership.

    I sent Gen Amos a short email today congratulating him on his message and, much to my surprise, he replied personally, with thanks, within a couple of hours.

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 30, 2011 3:19 PM GMT
    Caslon17000 saidGood for him to make the effort to erase what he said before the repeal so that there is no confusion in the future.



    This was a wonderful video. I do not think that General Amos needed to "make the effort to erase" ANYTHING he said prior to repeal. He was asked his opinion on repeal based on feedback, data from the Pentagon findings, and his own personal experience, and he gave it. I believe he owed that to The Marines. That said, at no time has General Amos ever been anything less than 100% willing and able to implement the repeal once it became a reality. I think he is a fine example of a leader.
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    Jan 30, 2011 3:38 PM GMT
    Wish that was happening across all of America.
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    Jan 30, 2011 3:51 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Caslon17000 saidGood for him to make the effort to erase what he said before the repeal so that there is no confusion in the future.



    This was a wonderful video. I do not think that General Amos needed to "make the effort to erase" ANYTHING he said prior to repeal. He was asked his opinion on repeal based on feedback, data from the Pentagon findings, and his own personal experience, and he gave it. I believe he owed that to The Marines. That said, at no time has General Amos ever been anything less than 100% willing and able to implement the repeal once it became a reality. I think he is a fine example of a leader.

    Would be interesting to dig up the old thread where all the "experts" said he needed to go.
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    Jan 30, 2011 3:53 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Caslon17000 saidGood for him to make the effort to erase what he said before the repeal so that there is no confusion in the future.



    This was a wonderful video. I do not think that General Amos needed to "make the effort to erase" ANYTHING he said prior to repeal. He was asked his opinion on repeal based on feedback, data from the Pentagon findings, and his own personal experience, and he gave it. I believe he owed that to The Marines. That said, at no time has General Amos ever been anything less than 100% willing and able to implement the repeal once it became a reality. I think he is a fine example of a leader.

    Would be interesting to dig up the old thread where all the "experts" said he needed to go.



    LOL! Exactly! I think General Amos is proving to be a real leader.
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    Jan 30, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    Well I'm sure glad to see this has happened, General Amos showed real Character here. I have a Marine in the family and from what he says, the "Team" will fall in line and with little trouble with this guys leading.
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    Jan 30, 2011 4:31 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Caslon17000 saidGood for him to make the effort to erase what he said before the repeal so that there is no confusion in the future.



    This was a wonderful video. I do not think that General Amos needed to "make the effort to erase" ANYTHING he said prior to repeal. He was asked his opinion on repeal based on feedback, data from the Pentagon findings, and his own personal experience, and he gave it. I believe he owed that to The Marines. That said, at no time has General Amos ever been anything less than 100% willing and able to implement the repeal once it became a reality. I think he is a fine example of a leader.

    Would be interesting to dig up the old thread where all the "experts" said he needed to go.
    LMAO... people do strange(and 180 out) things when their livelihood and pensions are on the line.
    Don't be so presumptuous...
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    Jan 30, 2011 4:55 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said< people do strange(and 180 out) things when their livelihood and pensions are on the line....

    Thats all our brass serve for.
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    Jan 30, 2011 4:59 PM GMT
    Caslon17000 said
    TropicalMark said< people do strange(and 180 out) things when their livelihood and pensions are on the line....

    Thats all our brass serve for.
    Hence my post.
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    Jan 30, 2011 7:08 PM GMT
    Even four star generals can be dragged kicking and screaming into the present.
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    Jan 30, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    That's a huge step forward and shows that no matter who we sleep with, what we believe or what color our skin is, we're all Americans and if you're in the armed forces you're there for a common goal.
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    Feb 01, 2011 9:24 PM GMT
    It seems the Pentagon is not dragging its heels on implementation. The implementation plan will be on the Defense Secretary's desk by Friday.

    Pentagon discusses steps toward ending 'don't ask, don't tell'
    http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/01/28/pentagon.dadt/
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    Feb 01, 2011 9:32 PM GMT
    You can change a law, but this does not change thought or attatude.
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    Feb 01, 2011 9:39 PM GMT
    True_Blue_Aussie saidYou can change a law, but this does not change thought or attatude.


    Perhaps, but it does remove the risk of your being summarily dismissed from the armed forces and gives you legal protection from harassment. If you are gay and serving in the armed forces then, believe me, it makes a huge difference.
  • mke_bt

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    Feb 02, 2011 5:20 AM GMT
    moscowmikey saidWish that was happening across all of America.


    With the Marines behind this the walls in civilian society will start crumbling even faster. There's going to be a few acts of desperation as we are currently seeing from the right wing but I truly believe middle America will catch up to the USMC.
    Sempre Fi
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    Feb 02, 2011 5:34 AM GMT
    Oohrah Marine Corps!icon_cool.gif

    Never has a video given me a boner and made me cry at the same time....until now!