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Old 19 April 2004, 22:43
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STILL FIVE MORE CLICKS TO GO

Do you remember that first road march in basic? You were already tired when you started. You didn’t give it much thought. You still had five more clicks to go.

Then, you were on a run in airborne school. It was 105 deg out and they had you running through the showers. You didn’t care,”what are they going to do, throw me in the giggle pit?” At least you would get a work out. You were in your element and you still had five more clicks to go.

Turn the clock forward and you are road marching again. It’s RIP and there are a couple of NCOs sitting in the back of a pickup truck, yelling at you to give up. “Just take a step up on the road and go off to the 82nd." You wont, you don’t know how to stop now. And besides, you still have five more clicks to go.

You are in Battalion now and on one of many road marches. You speed march at the 197th’s run pace. You ask how far and you still have five more clicks to go.

So many times when you are run to the end of your rope the answer was “five more clicks to go”.

The years have run by. You are laid up in a hospital rack (you still think of it as one) there is a 24 inch chevron carved in your abdomen, it is the 5th operation in a month. You lay there and think about the things that made you strong, the NCOs that pushed you harder than you thought you could take. Time and time again they showed you your limits were farther than you knew. So now, as you look down at the staples and tubes and catheters, you smile to yourself and think, just five more clicks to go.

Some call you tough, but you have met tough, and to get there you still have five more clicks to go.

Every morning, by waking up I beat the odds. As Rangers we are always one of the few. As long as the Ranger God allows me to beat the odds, I will thank him because I still have five more clicks to go.
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Old 20 April 2004, 13:28
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Outstanding post brutha.
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Old 20 April 2004, 16:19
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And you don't have to walk those 5 klicks by yourself Ranger. You have the rest of us here, ready and willing to pull fire support.

That's how it works. Never shall I leave a fallen comrade.
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Old 21 April 2004, 08:56
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Damn, this is a good post. Really, Really great post.

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Old 21 April 2004, 09:04
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jojoB375:

Great post!

How are you doing?

Terry:)
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Old 21 April 2004, 15:14
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MY GOD YOU GAVE ME GOOSEBUMPS!!! I'm a Ranger I'm not supposed to get those damnit! Outstanding post man.
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Old 23 April 2004, 12:40
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Thanks

I'm doing fine. Just crusing along doing my chemo. Like I said it's just something ya got to do. Time will tell but we all got that going against us. Sad that we lost a true hero in Tillman. I think the last time I was in the company of true patriots was in bat! Thanks Reaper but I havent fallen yet, just runnin with the profile crowd for a while.
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Old 23 April 2004, 12:55
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excellent post bro, excellent.

fucking hooah.

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I think the last time I was in the company of true patriots was in bat!
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Old 7 November 2006, 04:36
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oops
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Old 7 November 2006, 04:37
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Still Rucking Along. The March continues, the Ruck is heavy and the road is long but we will Charlie Mike. Yep I’m part cockroach! I also managed to beat Melenoma this summer and recived Type I Diabetes as a door prise. I am a member of an ever dwindling club. I am pleased to announce that this month I pass the 3 year marker surviving Pancreatic Cancer. Less than 4% of people diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer will survive four years. I will beat those statistics. I have a mission, I will continue the Mission and I will not accept being the lone survivor. This month is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. We need to let our representatives know that less than 1% of the National Cancer Institutes budget for this killer is not enough.
Please add a Purple Ribbon to you collection in memory if the cancer patient that dies every 17 minutes in this country!
For more info go to www.PanCAN.org
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Old 7 November 2006, 13:48
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I rarely ever come to the Ranger forums...... unless I see that you have posted. You are an inspiration, brother.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 7 November 2006, 07:59
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Jojo, fantastic news dude!
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Old 7 November 2006, 08:14
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So many times when you are run to the end of your rope the answer was “five more clicks to go”.
Fucking-a right. Thanks for the inspiration. Do you mind if I quote you in my signature line from now on?
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Old 7 November 2006, 09:34
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Stay strong Ranger Brother, keep fighting the good fight, and kick it in the ass.
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Old 7 November 2006, 10:31
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Thanks for the update JoJo. I am glad to hear that you are still hanging in there. It is an inspiration to hear your story; and I will keep you in my thoughts as you make your way on your journey...
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Old 7 November 2006, 11:57
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Hang tough JoJo!
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Old 7 November 2006, 12:11
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Stay Strong Brother!
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Old 7 November 2006, 12:52
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Gold Coast, I would be honored
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Old 7 November 2006, 18:52
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Gold Coast, I would be honored
I hope this is satisfactory. Thanks for the great post.

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Old 7 November 2006, 22:08
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Pardon the intrusion.

This whole godamn thread motivates me!
 

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