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Originally posted by arabiancowboy:
I just returned from a year flying attack aircraft in Afghanistan. I have a few US flags I flew on combat missions. Send me a note, I’ll mail you one. Side note- we usually have the crew sign a certificate and those guys are still down range.


arabiancowboy,
Thank you deeply for your service and the offer. I think sns3guppy has me covered on this one. We are so blessed for our warriors and our country. I could not think of any greater honor to this man than to provide him a combat mission flown flag. He’s going to be 87 this July 1st and I can’t wait for him to receive this package. This will be so meaningful. An old combat veteran being recognized by his younger, active duty compatriots. I just got off the phone with one of his sons and he’s blown away with what will soon transpire. We were both pretty choked up talking about it. Thanks to all who responded to this special request. I am deeply humbled and thankful for the offers. Thank-you all!



 
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No worries, cheers.
 
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What a forum. What members. I'm in awe.




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Tanner, I don't see the email. I sent a second email, along with a number. You can call or text as is convenient. Time doesn't matter. I'm half way to deaf, so if I don't answer a call, leave a message or text, whatever is easiest.
 
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Tanner, I don't see the email. I sent a second email, along with a number. You can call or text as is convenient. Time doesn't matter. I'm half way to deaf, so if I don't answer a call, leave a message or text, whatever is easiest.


Weird. I responded at 5:56pm. I just resent at 9:37pm. If you don’t see it now, I’ll call. Check your Spam folder?



 
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Tanner,

I don't see it...lost in cyberspace somewhere. No bit deal. If you have time, just give me a holler, and we can talk.
 
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Tanner,

I don't see it...lost in cyberspace somewhere. No bit deal. If you have time, just give me a holler, and we can talk.


Details confirmed. Thanks again!



 
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I just spoke with my son who is stateside with an injury. His unit is deployed and working locations west of a large unstable area in an unstable region downrange. They do flag flights, and he thinks he can probably get a flag off one of the missions that was flown. Email me for details.

I know these can be popular and this is kind of a one-off offer to the original poster, rather than an open invitation to everyone, as I can't prevail on the unit to be doing this regularly. I'm sure others would like the same thing, but please understand that this is an answer to a request in this thread, and I'm unable to do repeats right now.


Outstanding!!!
 
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What a great place with great people!
 
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It's the first, when the flag was to have arrived, and to follow up, I'm disappointed to say that it's not been sent. The flag was flown, and a certificate made and signed by the crew, and the flag saw time in an active combat area. It is available and is awaiting shipping to my son, who will put it in a flag case and send it to the veteran in question.

As some may be aware, some recent increased international tension and activity in a certain location has placed some additional security demands on units in that region, which has in turn caused some delays in moving the flag. It will till be sent. My sincerest apologies for failure to get it there on the first: I know this is important, and it will get there.
 
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It's the first, when the flag was to have arrived, and to follow up, I'm disappointed to say that it's not been sent. The flag was flown, and a certificate made and signed by the crew, and the flag saw time in an active combat area. It is available and is awaiting shipping to my son, who will put it in a flag case and send it to the veteran in question.

As some may be aware, some recent increased international tension and activity in a certain location has placed some additional security demands on units in that region, which has in turn caused some delays in moving the flag. It will till be sent. My sincerest apologies for failure to get it there on the first: I know this is important, and it will get there.


No apologies needed here friend. The fact that you made it happen is amazing and we are all extremely grateful for the kindness and effort. This will have great meaning to the veteran, his family and really everyone involved. It’s a great deed you, your son and the air crew made happen and the flag will be honored and treasured. I will post a picture to this thread once it arrives. Thank you again!



 
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My son advises me that the person with the flag has been moved due to some changes in that area due to a developing threat. The flag will get sent, but at the moment the timeline is a bit unpredictable.
 
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That was very cool, thanks sns3guppy.


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I guess the silver lining is that it may be a bit more battle worn by the time he gets it...
 
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I guess the silver lining is that it may be a bit more battle worn by the time he gets it...


That’ll fit right in for the old guy! The important bit is that they all stay safe. Thanks again to all of our vets, past, present & future!



 
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As a result of this thread, I bought a flag from the bookstore at Pearl Harbor that was flown over the memorial on Dec 7 last year, and gave it to my girlfriend for her birthday today.

She lived in HI for several years, worked for a company that did a lot of business at the Naval Base, and travels back there as often as she can, which is not often lately.

She is thrilled with it, and not at all surprised that I got the idea from SigForum!

Thanks, guys! Cool


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Sns3guppy,
Check your email, please!



 
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I don't see an email. All I can say about the parties involved is that due to certain events, some have been moved to locations on another continent and have gone in several different directions.

Some changes in my own circumstance have meant that I haven't been back to those locations, or locations that would serve the interest of the recipient veteran subject of this thread, in the interim since the request was made (otherwise, I'd have picked it up myself). My apologies...but the circumstances presently are far beyond my control.
 
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Understood and again no apologies. Its weird with the email. I’ve confirmed I sent you email to the one you have posted in you profile. I’ve received no bounce back messages. Did you check your spam folder by chance?



 
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I did. I checked the suspect and virus files, too, but it's not there. I don't know why.

I'm checking on an alternate means, presently, and will let you know if I get anything positive back.
 
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