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milkmania
11-28-2007, 01:52 PM
TMC members,

We have a friend and fellow TMC member that has gone to serve our country.

I've created and hosted a message board for BriEOD.
Please visit this message board and leave a message with your thoughts and prayers.

This message board is open to all members from all countries!

http://www.TheRideInStyle.com/ (http://www.therideinstyle.com/BriEOD/index.htm)
(best viewed in internet explorer with speakers)















leroy, please remove this line after you sticky the thread.

Ric
11-28-2007, 01:54 PM
BH nice work, I sure hope his mission is not super secret or something?

TMCNo1
11-28-2007, 04:04 PM
I have faith in BriEOD, all dubble nought spies do OK for themselves, 002, EOD, Brian, EOD!

Thanks Milk for doing this!

Upper Michigan Prostar190
11-28-2007, 04:07 PM
WOW milk, what a nice gesture!!! You Rule my friend. I hope Bri returns soon, safe and sound.

T Scott
11-28-2007, 04:28 PM
Awesome Milk! Thanks for putting that together!

Tom

Maristar210
11-28-2007, 04:35 PM
Good job Brian. Iposted, but forgot to sign it (2nd post)

Lennyp04
11-28-2007, 05:26 PM
Thank you Milk, finally someone came up with something like this!

milkmania
11-28-2007, 08:52 PM
Good job Brian. Iposted, but forgot to sign it (2nd post)

I'll get it covered for you;)

fintek9
11-28-2007, 10:13 PM
Good one on this Brian:D Don't worry Lenny your not forgottin in this subject!!!

lanier92prostar
11-28-2007, 10:37 PM
Thanks milkmania for doing this. This is a great gesture for all of us to participate in.

Kyle's_prostar205
11-28-2007, 10:44 PM
Thanks milk for creating that awesome message board! You rock!

Kyle

TX.X-30 fan
11-28-2007, 10:53 PM
Wonderful gesture Milk.

milkmania
11-28-2007, 11:09 PM
Thank you guys for the great turnout!

I sat here thinking the other night...
this is a fellow board member risking his life.
He's already risked his life by getting on a plane and going over there... doing something that he believes in.
he's taking time away from his family
I dunno, it just hit me kinda hard... he's one of us!

I started out looking for a flag
then I thought about the webspace I had that wasn't getting used.

I'd never done a message board like this, so in a couple of hours this is how it turned out...

needless to say, once I found that song, added it to the webpage and loaded it for the first time, I cried.

I sat safe at home and worked for 2 hours for one man.
I learned a small bit of internet programming....
safe in my home
Look at what this man is doing for me!

SteveO
11-28-2007, 11:11 PM
Good stuff Milk. I feel like a coward when Guys like Brian go to protect our freedom.

lanier92prostar
11-28-2007, 11:17 PM
Well said Milk! Again, thank you for doing this.

Mag_Red
11-28-2007, 11:50 PM
Thanks Brian! You are truely a great American!

Farmer Ted
11-28-2007, 11:53 PM
good job Milk, but one small peice of advice from the cheap seats.

from past experience, when we go on the road we try to be vague about the possible location for a reason.

I'm sure Bri would appreciate it if you'd redact anything specific about his possible location to "deployed" "over there" "BFE" or something like that.

not trying to bust your balls, just looking out for everyone

milkmania
11-28-2007, 11:57 PM
good job Milk, but one small peice of advice from the cheap seats.

from past experience, when we go on the road we try to be vague about the possible location for a reason.

I'm sure Bri would appreciate it if you'd redact anything specific about his possible location to "deployed" "over there" "BFE" or something like that.

not trying to bust your balls, just looking out for everyone


noted and done
this is not only a gesture for Brian, it's a gesture for everyone that's served.

FT, thank you too!

milkmania
11-29-2007, 11:39 AM
great responses, keep em coming

milkmania
11-29-2007, 11:26 PM
great responses, keep em coming

milkmania
12-01-2007, 09:40 AM
where'd ya'all go?

TMCNo1
12-03-2007, 05:39 PM
Good to hear Brian arrived at his destination safely and I posted in the link for him.

east tx skier
12-03-2007, 05:46 PM
good job Milk, but one small peice of advice from the cheap seats.

from past experience, when we go on the road we try to be vague about the possible location for a reason.

I'm sure Bri would appreciate it if you'd redact anything specific about his possible location to "deployed" "over there" "BFE" or something like that.

not trying to bust your balls, just looking out for everyone


That was my understanding from talking to Brian as well.

tex
12-03-2007, 06:23 PM
Milk,
I just got around to posting...shame on me! Great job, what a great way to spend a couple of hours!!!! You rock!

milkmania
12-06-2007, 02:50 AM
Milk,
I just got around to posting...shame on me! Great job, what a great way to spend a couple of hours!!!! You rock!

Tex, Thank You

I enjoyed it, and it's fairly easy to keep the inappropiate comments (spammers) out since I get an email each time something is posted.

When Brian gets back, I'll send him the "guestlog" to print out if he so chooses.....

we've got to remember this young man will be away from his family on Christmas

chudson
12-10-2007, 02:45 PM
Just got this and thought here would be a good place to post it..........




A Different Christmas Poem

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.

My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know, Then the
sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"

For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..
To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,

I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night."

"It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore me,

I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."

My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' Nam ',
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.
I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.

Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.

I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..

Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall."
"So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."

"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.

For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."



_______




PLEASE, Would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our U.S.service men and women for our being able to celebrate these festivities. Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us.

LCDR Jeff Giles, SC, USN
30th Naval Construction Regiment
OIC, Logistics Cell One
Al Taqqadum , Iraq .



Thanks Milk for starting this thread and setting up the web site. We don't give thanks to those who serve and protect as often as we should, this was an excellent idea. Thankyou again...........Cec

T Scott
12-10-2007, 05:30 PM
Check out the lyrics to this song by christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman...very applicable.



When you are a soldier I will be your shield
I will go with you into the battlefield
And when the arrows start to fly
Take my hand and hold on tight
I will be your shield, 'cause I know how it feels
When you are a soldier

When you're tired from running
I will cheer you on
Look beside you and you'll see you're not alone
And when your strength is all but gone
I'll carry you until you're strong
And I will be your shield 'cause I know how it feels
When you're a soldier

I will be the one you can cry your songs to
My eyes will share your tears
And I'll be your friend if you win
Or if you're defeated
Whenever you need me I will be here

When you're lost in darkness I will hold the light
I will help you find your way through the night
I'll remind you of the truth
And keep the flame alive in you
And I will be your shield
'Cause I know how it feels
When you are a soldier

milkmania
12-10-2007, 11:08 PM
Just got this and thought here would be a good place to post it..........

*snip

Thanks Milk for starting this thread and setting up the web site. We don't give thanks to those who serve and protect as often as we should, this was an excellent idea. Thankyou again...........Cec

Check out the lyrics to this song by christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman...very applicable.

*snip



I hope you don't mind, but I added these poems to the website.:)

I will do my best at keeping those junk advertisments/spam links deleted...
they creep in daily, be patient, I'll get em:cool:

Thank You,
Brian/milkmania

milkmania
12-18-2007, 03:51 PM
NOTE:

today I changed my domain name from bhammonster.com to TheRideInStyle.com

I will update BriEOD's page at a later date.
Until then please leave him a message:)

JBaker
12-18-2007, 04:23 PM
Very cool idea Milk. It's nice and sadly suprising to see the internet being used for such good! Keep it up!!

milkmania
12-24-2007, 09:21 PM
Merry Christmas BriEOD & Family!!!

BUMP!

tex
12-24-2007, 09:42 PM
We are thinking of you at this most important time of year! Merry Christmas to you too Milk!

SkiDog
12-24-2007, 09:54 PM
Merry Christmas all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I certainly hope to see ya'll this upcoming year and meet a few new folks! Peace! DOG

Prostar in Michigain
12-24-2007, 11:13 PM
its awsome but if you can change the song to born in the USA by bruce

92 190 PS
12-24-2007, 11:38 PM
Thanks for setting this up Milk. Great idea....

Maristar210
12-25-2007, 12:15 AM
Long before I saw this thread tonight I was thinking of Brian, I was thinking of what he was enduring? I was thinking of my enviroment of annoying relatives and then I thought of his situation, Once I grasped it I shamed myself for even considering I had any sort of difficulty compared to his.....

I appreciate all you do, please come home safe Brian.....

YOUR FRIEND

Steve

erkoehler
12-25-2007, 12:26 AM
Very well put.....I will be the first to admit that I UNDER APPRECIATE the work that our armed forces do on a daily basis.

Brian, Merry Christmas! Come home safe...

jimmer2880
12-25-2007, 12:32 PM
Merry Christmas BriEOD and Family.

milkmania
12-25-2007, 01:58 PM
scratching my head over this one............
uh, did someone accidentally leave a couple of comments without their signature?:confused:
If so, I can correct them if needed

Date: 25 Dec 2007
Time: 09:14:15
Remote User:
Comments

right he was loyaty is to the flag


Date: 25 Dec 2007
Time: 09:15:38
Remote User:
Comments

right he was loyaty is to the flag. king come and go but the flag always stays the same



follow my link in signature line:cool:

TMCNo1
12-26-2007, 06:26 AM
After I posted a message to BriEOD yesterday, I found this!
BriEOD, can I take your place?


New Direction for the war on terrorists.

Send Prior Service Vets over 60 "I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists. (You can't be older than 42 to join the military.) They've got the whole thing backwards. Instead of sending 18-year-olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn't be able to join a military unit until you're at least 35.

For starters:
Researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds. Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more than 28,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.

Young guys haven't lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier. "My back hurts! I can't sleep, I'm tired and hungry!" We are impatient and maybe letting us kill some whacko that desperately deserves it will make us feel better and shut us up for a while.

An 18-year-old doesn't even like to get up before 10 a.m. Old guys always get up early to pee so what the hell. Besides, like I said, "I'm tired and can't sleep and since I'm already up, I may as well be up killing some fanatical SOB.

If captured we couldn't spill the beans because we'd forget where we put them. In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser.

Boot camp would be easier for old guys. We're used to getting screamed and yelled at and we like soft food. We've also developed an appreciation for guns. We've been using them for years as an excuse to get out of the house, away from the screaming and yelling.

They could lighten up on the obstacle course however. I've been in combat and didn't see a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any pushups after completing basic training. I can hear the Drill Sgt. now, "Get down and give me ... er ... one. "Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy, too. I've never seen anyone outrun a bullet.

An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He's still learning to shave, to start up a conversation with a pretty girl. He still hasn't figured out that a baseball cap has a brim to shade his eyes, not the back of his head.

These are all great reasons to keep our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm'sway. Let us old guys track down those dirty rotten cowards who attacked us on September 11. The last thing an enemy would want to see right now is a couple of million pissed off old farts with attitudes and automatic weapons who know that their best years are already behind them.

If nothing else, put us on the border and we will have it secured the first night.


It's purposely in big type so you can read it.

atlfootr
12-26-2007, 06:56 PM
I signed in at the "limo's back door" ...

lanier92prostar
12-26-2007, 10:16 PM
[QUOTE=Maristar210]Long before I saw this thread tonight I was thinking of Brian, I was thinking of what he was enduring? I was thinking of my enviroment of annoying relatives and then I thought of his situation, Once I grasped it I shamed myself for even considering I had any sort of difficulty compared to his.....


Very well put Steve.
Brian, Again, thanks for all you do and come home safely.

milkmania
01-15-2008, 09:54 AM
I am taking the page offline currently, but when Brian gets back, I will put the page back online, and get him a copy of the guestlog with all the comments from our members.


the spammers are ruining the maintenance side of this project, but all our messages are saved.

Also, if someone would like to add something else, just pm me and I'll put it back online for a day or two.



Thank you all:)

chudson
01-15-2008, 10:40 AM
I generally don't pass on emails that say "pass this on" but this one I got this morning seems very worth while. I have friends who have served and children of friends who have served but they are all home safe and sound and Brian is the only one I know that is serving right now and though I have never met you Brian the following is focused on you and all of you fellow soilders serving. It's short and to the point!!!

Please send this on after a short prayer. Prayer for our soldiers Don't break it!

Prayer:
'Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need.
Amen.'

Prayer Request: When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops around the world.
There is nothing attached. Just send this to people in your address book. Do not let it stop with you. Of all the gifts you could give a Marine, Soldier, Sailor, Airman, & others deployed in harm's way, prayer is the very best one. !

I will post this in the Prayer Thread too!!!