Leaving to Navy basic training tomorrow. Thank you for being there

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 16, 2010 6:24 AM GMT
    I dont remember how I came across this forum but I do know its been a couple of months ago and i am an active reader. I just wanted to thank everyone on this forum for being so strong and honest, something that rite now i cannot be with myself. I will be going to boot camp really soon and want to thank you all for showing me what else is out there. there are times when i hate myself but then i read posts from strong confident men like you and it makes me feel like i belong again. dont get wrong, im very athletic/competitive but its nice to know that there are "you guys" on my side. please keep in touch while im gone and i hope to do the same.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 16, 2010 7:54 AM GMT
    Take care, be well and please keep safe.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 16, 2010 2:56 PM GMT
    Hey mate, all the best with navy training!
  • shutoman

    Posts: 505

    Mar 16, 2010 3:33 PM GMT
    I can't say I replied to any of your posts individually. But go with our best wishes and we are all very proud of what you are doing.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 16, 2010 5:00 PM GMT
    Man, your post really moved me. No reason to hate yourself! I'm glad that this site seems to have had a positive impact for you. Don't think we ever chatted but I wish you well with basic training!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 16, 2010 5:12 PM GMT
    I am a 25-year veteran of the US Army, rank of Colonel, equivalent to Navy Captain, as you will soon learn. My oldest son is now serving in the US Air Force. Every male generation of my family has served in military uniform, going back to Colonial times.

    I salute you, I honor you, I respect you. Keep in touch with us, email me as you need. The Navy isn't the Army, but military service has some commonalities. Be careful about your orientation, behave responsibly and within the current realities of DADT. You have my greatest admiration, as do all who wear the uniform of the United States.