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Valley’s Veterans Look Back on Their Service

Boots (and paws) on the ground: Marine & canine comrade reunite

May 27, 2013

RAYLAND — Not every individual serving in the United States military wears boots and carries a gun, according to Marine Sgt. Shain Nickerson....

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May-28-13 8:18 AM

well there is some disrespectful person on here with these disagrees.i don't know about your luck but those of us that have served and our parents that have served don't appreciate it.please identify yourself and state the reason for your disagreement.or just hide like a coward.

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May-27-13 9:12 PM

Let us not forget that people in many countries including our own are free from tyranny because of the US Military men, and women, and dogs, and horses. Many of whom gave their all and never came home. It seems that yr. after yr. less people show the respect for this day that is deserved. God Bless our Military to keep us free.

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May-27-13 8:20 PM

Thanks Mike.

And Triton, thanks for you service.

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May-27-13 7:45 PM

I am a vet and served overseas and Memorial Day really means a lot to me because I think about the soldiers I served with who did not come to home. Its a sacred day to honor those who sacrificed for this country. Having said that, I was at two ceremonies this morning and it was infested with sleazy, non vet, political candidates interrupting people's thoughts with their lousy, selfish campaigns for office. I appreciate public officials who show respect and represent their office, but the candidate types? Its why people think that politcians are the problem in this country. It takes a lot of nerve for non vet polis to work the crowd. What a contrast, we gather to honor those who gave all and yet those who serve only themselves have no problem looking for votes in a crowd remembering courage. Contrast! You bet.

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May-27-13 6:22 PM

wraithy,i don't usually resort to namecalling but you got the right word.i don't think that some of these people can read and/or interpret.makes you wonder about bogus disagrees.

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May-27-13 5:16 PM

Would the azzwhole who disagrees Identify themselves:______________???

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May-27-13 9:51 AM

Really great story, military soldier and dogs, can't get any better on Memorial Day.

Thanks for your service.

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May-27-13 9:44 AM

Thank you, both, for your service. We are free and safe because of men, and dogs, like yourselves!

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May-27-13 7:39 AM

what a great story.dogs will always be man's best friend.happy memorial day to all and especially to our members and former members of the military.once a military man always a military man.

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