What's it like having a dad whose a vet?

What's it like having a dad whose a vet?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He always wakes me up in the middle of the night while leaving the house to go help farmers with their animals. So annoying sometimes

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      what is the connection with combat vets and putting down animals? my grandfather could not slaughter pigs so he called his brother who was a combat vet

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I mean it's fairly easy to guess. They had experience killing or trying to kill people, so an animal is easier for them.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          opposite for me, I could shoot at haji all day but animals are innocent

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Always driving different ways home "to make us harder to ambush" was a little weird.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Like having a regular dad, except everytime you go to a restaurant or store he asks for a military discount.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Domestic violence

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Based. He's keeping you ready.
      >Don't trust anyone. Not even yourself.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fun. He was a good father, showed me the value of hard work, and had great stories and life experience behind him.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hes very cool and i get free helicopter parts that nobody else has

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >free helicopter parts that nobody else has
      What the frick
      What are the helicopter parts everyone has? Was i supposed to receive free helicopter parts?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Was i supposed to receive free helicopter parts?
        yes

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What's it like having a dad whose a vet?
    my kids have not bothered to stay in touch I made a lot of sacrifice for them and don't even want to hear from them at this stage.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      sorry to hear that man.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      maybe you shouldve been around more instead of partying in the desert?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        double Black person

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What did you do to them?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >boo hoo I made kids and they became adults doing what they want instead of talking to my whiny ass.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Offtopic but what the frick is that gun he's holding?

    Are my eyes deceiving me or is that some sort of ungodly Khyber pass Enfield and Mauser abortion hybrid?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Can somebody please answere this anon and me it's the first thing I noticed to besides the guy looking bundled up like it's cold out.
      Attention grabbing pic unrelated

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I want to impregnate muscular brown women

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/zyp3NdD.jpeg

      Can somebody please answere this anon and me it's the first thing I noticed to besides the guy looking bundled up like it's cold out.
      Attention grabbing pic unrelated

      that is an SMLE, looks like a mk3

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My dad was in Korea in the 80s. He fricked a lot of prostitutes, beat up some Korean guy with an umbrella, got shot at while driving a truck near the DMZ, got in a fight with some black guy twice his size for stealing one of his women and didn't realize how big the guy was until he turned the lights on to fight him, shared some Marlboros with a North Korean guard and got to try some NK cigs, and then tried to marry a local woman but didn't because all his friends said they'd gangrape her once they got back to the states.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Like most vets, it sounds like your dad was fond of telling tall tales.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Probably, but I know for sure that the last one was true.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What's it like having a dad?

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He doesn't talk about it much but from what I can surmise he was an artillery spotter in the croatian war.
    We don't talk much but he's a good dad and I like cheesy action movies because of him.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    is that a pre-SMLE lee enfield

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I grew up on army posts in the late 70s/early 80s. Everyone I knew had a dad who was in Vietnam. I remember thinking it was shockingly strange when we moved off post and I met people whose dad's were neverserveds. What was it like to have a dad who went to war? I remember when I was very young he had this hair trigger temper. He'd yell so loud you could feel it in your bones, and he would get this crazy look in his eyes. I was fricking terrified of him for a few years, but he mellowed out and he never did actually hurt any of us. He doesn't really talk about it unless you ask. He doesn't put vet stickers on his truck or wear hats or t-shirts with vet stuff. It wasn't until I joined the army myself that I managed to learn what he actually did by swapping stories with him. He's hella old now and the sweetest, kindest old man you'd ever meet. He has also killed a LOT of people.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What's it like having a dad
    No idea. Yes I'm white why do you ask?

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My mom was in the invasion of Panama and the Gulf War. Never saw direct combat for either war buy she had some fun stories about how her and the other US troops would go out into town to frick with the Panamanian police and Noriega's paramilitary squads right before the invasion.
    The Gulf War was different though, back in the day I convinced her to buy me Star Wars Republic Commando and she walked in on me stabbing a Geonosian with the wrist knife, where all it's guts spill out on your visor. She went nuts and went off shouting at me asking if I thought I was cool because I was killing things in the game, then pulled out her deployment album and showed me some pictures of cooked Iraqis telling me that's what happens to people who fight in real life. I went back to my room crying and my dad laughed and told me to grow thicker skin. Eventually she came around to the violent video games

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know my dad (I'm white believe it or not) but my pap had some funny stories from his time being a mechanic in the army.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cool at first but then he gradually became a dishonorable piece of shit, he should have died in battle but now I'll see to it that he ends up in a shitty old folks home later in life.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >but now I'll see to it that he ends up in a shitty old folks home later in life.
      Do whitetoids really?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Browner than you, John Smith.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My great grandfather couldn’t own a car or any gasoline powered yard equipment after seeing a bunch of his shipmates roasted alive on deck after a kamikaze attack in ‘44. The smell set off terrible PTSD.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      KWAB

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You’d be the type of guy hot-listed to be a Ohka pilot back then.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Heavily depends on when/where they served, and especially if they saw combat. In my case my dad was armored cavalry, and was stationed in west Germany. According to him he had a great time, did a lot of traveling, drinking, and occasionally tripping on acid. He's about the most easygoing veteran I've ever met.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty cool he's was airborne during the Somalian "peace keeping mission". He raised me by himself.
    >also a vet

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dad isn’t a vet but my uncle fought in the death of Yugoslavia

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Probably normal apart from the Vietnamese brother and the fact that he goes quiet sometimes and won’t answer

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    my dad was an army vet who did non-combat stuff. he had some cool stories about meeting presidents on bases and shit, but didn't seem to effect his life that much except helping a bit with post-military career opportunities.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He cures and treats sick animals and doesn't afraid of anything

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Well he's drunk all the time and he only stopped beating us because he can't anymore.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My dad was a cav scout and a drill sergeant. Honestly pretty friendly laid back dude. He started me shooting at 7. Bought me my first gun when I was 8. Had us deep into Boy Scouts, hunting, and fishing. Always made a big deal about “putting your name on your work” and doing shit the right way. He was kind of weird in that sometimes he would tell us to do stuff that was clearly above the capabilities of a kid. For example when I was 10 or 11 we were raising 4H steers and he somehow expected me to hold this frick huge ass cow pinned between two pieces of fence and I ended up getting launched by an 800lbs black angus.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Good father, taught me a lot, talked me out of joining when I was young, admits to seeing combat but gets super vague and usually says "wasn't that much/what you would think/that interesting" when asked about it. Absolutely hates motto stuff and grumbles every time he sees stickers/shirts/posters for military branches. Got weird every time there were loud noises in the distance when I was a child but has gotten better about it in his old age. He's why I love guns and motorcycles. Luv me pop

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      he hasnt seen combat.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    dad never served, but i'm pretty sure growing up i heard my now late grandfather served at some point - probably Korea, while my other grandpa got out of service in that war because he's flat footed.
    one of my uncles seems to have served in a helicopter unit of the army at some point, but hasn't said a single word to me about it and i don't want to risk bringing up a sore subject

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Severe alcoholism along with horrible personality, wife beater.
    Told a few horrible stories about how his friend died before his eyes, I was scared at that time to the point I couldn't sleep but this war made those deaths much more funny for some reason.

    t. ukie father was in Afghanistan

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Same father finished uni with gold medal and after he was sent to Afganistan during conscription time came back a alcoholic.
      The things that i remember about my childhood was when he locked himself in the room and said he was going to hang himself but never did or when i was riding in bus with my class mates and they saw him drunk sleeping back of the bus.
      He was stationed with Caucasus crew and when i was older he told what Abkhazians and Dagestanis did with the locals and kinda can understand him.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was fine, honestly. He was very stern at basically all times except during dinner, but even-handed most of the time except when his temper got ahold of him a bit and even then he only got physical once. Hard working man, did 20 years in the airforce as an AWACS radar operator on the E-3 Sentry from 1984 to 2004, flew missions in the Gulf during Kuwait and the Iran-Iraq war, flew missions over Panama and Grenada, and then went and did missions in support of the intervention in Yugoslavia. Got the John Levitow award, became a trainer and examiner and then 'retired'. Went into contracting after that and he's 63 with a couple million in the bank, 2 houses and i keep telling him he oughta retire by now but he just refuses.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Normal, except he told me he'd tan my hide if I ever even thought of joining up myself.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was fine. He was deployed a lot, but serving from Desert Storm to the early 2010's meant he had a lot of stories and a lot of life experience to give to me. He taught me how to have a hard heart and a soft touch. Taught me how to shoot, how to be independent, but not too independent that I can't ask for help. We had a big adoptive family with the Marine Corps, but our family grew tighter as deployments got worse and worse. We buried a lot of friends, but came out the other side okay. Best day of my life was him shaking my hand when I graduated boot camp.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What gun is that slung on his back? Possibly in a scabbard? Shotgun of some sort or a 40mm launcher?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm like 80% sure it's a breaching shotgun

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My dad was a GWOT vet. I remember him showing me apache gunner vids when I was 11 or 12. He knew I was mad about 9/11 (lol) and would show me insurgents being blown the frick up in FLIR
    >t. 29 y/o

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He was bothered by loud noises, generally paranoid,he would always sit where he can see the entrances at restaurants with his back to the wall, had very specific ideas of what was acceptable dress and grooming (no long hair, a man should never wear shorts, your shirt should have a collar, you must always wear a belt). He talked me out of joining the military, but to be honest after seeing his struggles with the VA it didn’t take much. His idea of a good day was working on the car in the driveway with some music on the radio and having a (one) beer afterwards. As an adult I recognise the pretty severe untreated PTSD he had and wonder how much better his life could have been, and his relationship with his family and children. By the time he died 2/3rds of them refused to speak with him and the relationship with the rest was extremely strained, he had been divorced twice. His paranoia made him extremely difficult to be around as it was often directed at those closest, and there would be periods where he was convinced that you or the neighbour or etc had done something that they hadn’t.
    I miss him though

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wouldn't know because my parents divorced when I was two and I've met my dad like five times over the course of my life.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      🙁

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm sorry anon

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's ok. He makes a lot of Korean cuisine from when he was stationed there, but other than that, nothing special.

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He is very enthusiastic about his time in the army and loves to tell stories about it. Even him getting scarred and almost dying is just a fun topic to him

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My father was also in Afghanistan as a paratrooper. Haven't seen him since 1993. He became a raging drunk with anger issues and after the neighbor killed his wife with a screwdriver my mom got scared. Got him drunk with a case of vodka and beat him with a chair until she couldn't lift it anymore. That put some fear in him for a bit, but eventually she packed me and a suitcase and left.
    Only memory I really have is hiding under a table. Also the smell of menthol cigarettes.

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