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The Christmas Contest is here!

FarmerTan

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I'm not in folks. Ask @KeenDogg why! lol.

In order to not let you all know just how much I don't give, I hate to even tell a story let alone a true one!

I've got a good one though, that's even true, and doesn't even give me a chance to blow my own horn. I'll tell it eventually.
 

KeenDogg

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I'm not in folks. Ask @KeenDogg why! lol.

In order to not let you all know just how much I don't give, I hate to even tell a story let alone a true one!

I've got a good one though, that's even true, and doesn't even give me a chance to blow my own horn. I'll tell it eventually.
Never gonna happpen.
 
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Well Gents, the time has arrived. Random.org has selected our two winners. Remember, each one of them now selects one other winner from those who entered. So there will be a total of four winners.

The two winners are:

@cwright
@oldskool76

If you are a winner either PM me your address or email us at: [email protected]

Please tell me your screen name here on an email so I can check you off the list. Then let me know which one item from our store that you would like to have us ship you: All Products — Captain's Choice - https://www.captainschoicestore.com/all

The Captain has been known to include some items from his sample store so those are a nice bonus for our winners. Thanks to each of you who entered. In their own way each entry was heart-warming.

Merry Christmas,

The Captain
 
Congratulations to @cwright & @oldskool76 !

I am beyond grateful to say that I was one of the chosen secondary winners. I am a physician and we doctors agree “first, do no harm”. We don’t have a second... but I feel most of us think it is “second, acknowledge and respect the dignity of all people and treat them accordingly” I hope my story may inspire somebody to acknowledge and respect the dignity of another this holiday season. A major thanks to @Captain Pre-Capsize for hosting this competition and giving us a forum to share these inspiring tales.
 
A long time ago, I was a lance corporal (E-3) in the Marine Corps. I had just gotten back from Okinawa and had less than a year left on my contract. I had been in the shop for about a month when I found out that some of my fellow Marines were being attached to 3rd LAAD and being deployed to Iraq (OIF2). One of those Marines and I had a history. He didn't like me and, at least for him, it was with good reason. I thought it was silly but in effect, he didn't think I fit the image of what a Marine is.

Well, anyway, he found out that his wife was pregnant and it was about a month before the scheduled deployment. I don't know what possessed me, but I volunteered to take his place in the deployment. It took some finagling and quite a bit of negotiation but eventually we were able to convince command to make the switch.

I have a hard time casting myself in a good light but this is one of my most shining moments, I think.
I don't know what that man's "image" of a Marine is, but this fits my mine.
 
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