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Retirement Trip

Well it is finally official. After 31 years of being a Soldier I have my final set of orders for my retirement. Official retirement is 31 Dec 2013 so still have some time to serve but looking forward to my new life. It sure will be nice to put in for tags with the hope of drawing and actually hunting rather than preference points because I know I would be gone during the season. It will be a bit of a culture shock to live a “normal” life but a very welcome one.

 

Now for the cool part, my wife said she wanted to get me something for my retirement so she booked us a trophy mule deer and wolf hunt up in Idaho where we went last spring for our bear hunt. What can I say other than I am a lucky man to have a great wife. Of course we are excited to go and certainly hope to post some photos after a successful hunt. I will get 2 wolf tags and sure hope to thin the population and get a nice full mount and a rug.

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Congrats

SGM,

I just wanted to congratulate you and thank you for your service !

Also what a way to celebrate the start of your retirement. That is one of the coolest gifts I have heard of. I hope both of you fill all of your tags.

Quinton

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Ditto what Quinton said!  Not

Ditto what Quinton said!  Not much more to say, other than congrats, thanks, and very cool!

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Thanks guys, yes it will be a

Thanks guys, yes it will be a great trip and already counting down the days. Sure hope to be posting some photos and telling the story come mid November.

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Congratulations on your

Congratulations on your coming trip and retirement. Hope you get them both but if I had to choose  I'd take the wolf.

Good luck with all that comes you way.

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Thank You

Thank you for your service, dedication, and loyalty.
Good luck on your retirement hunt. Smoke a wolf any chance you get.

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Congrats!

Congrats SGM! And an excellent way to celebrate! Good luck on the hunt. We await your story and pics!

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it was a smart thing to stay

it was a smart thing to stay in but then I guess you know that. Worst thing I ever did was to get out after eight yrs. I would have retired in 1983! i was to smart for that!

Congradulations, great wife!

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Again thanks too all who

Again thanks too all who replied and looking forward to the hunt and posting the results.

Don- I origiannly only planned to do a 3 year hitch and get out but just kept going like the Energizer Bunny. As with any job there is good and there is bad (world travel good, combat tours not so good) but you deal with it and not sure I would go back and change anything. One thing for sure as I am lucky man to have a great wife who loves to hunt and fish as much as I do.  

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