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Old 17 January 2018, 19:30
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R. A. ‘Skip’ Paradine, Jr.

R. A. ‘Skip’ Paradine, Jr.
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EOD, U. S. Marines, Ret’d


Those who hate him will always hate him, no matter what. In his stead, I certainly couldn't imagine Hillary (or Bill, for that matter) or Obama making anything even close to this gesture. If you cannot understand the meaning of this I feel sorry for you.

Please try to understand the weight of this image. This soldier lost both arms. The feeling of a handshake is now lost to him.

Trump realized this, and so touched his face, so he can feel the human connection. This is what I see when I think of Trump's motives. He gave up a billionaire lifestyle to now be insulted, dragged through the mud, and lied about, on a daily basis.

All to save this country and people he loves.
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Old 17 January 2018, 20:06
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I'd skip who would or wouldn't, I'd rather just salute a bad ass Marine.
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Old 17 January 2018, 20:08
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Very cool deal indeed!
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Old 17 January 2018, 21:54
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Media and liberals will accuse Trump of slapping him in 3, 2, 1...

Thanks for sharing, wildman. It is cool.
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Old 18 January 2018, 07:02
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Wow. Thank you so much for this. Awesome way to start me day
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Old 18 January 2018, 09:47
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Is the guy in the pic with POTUS a Marine or Soldier? Is Paradine the guy who wrote the article or the guy in the pic? I can find no record of any Marine SgtMaj named Paradine, Jr.
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Old 18 January 2018, 10:12
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^ That's a beautiful, moving picture.

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...I certainly couldn't imagine...Obama making anything even close to this gesture...


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Old 18 January 2018, 10:22
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Is the guy in the pic with POTUS a Marine or Soldier? Is Paradine the guy who wrote the article or the guy in the pic? I can find no record of any Marine SgtMaj named Paradine, Jr.
I'd like to see an answer to WGH's question before the thread devolves in photos of amputees with presidents (past or present).
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Old 18 January 2018, 11:37
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Pulled this from the 3rd Marine Div's website....he's certainly someone.

Name: SgtMajor R. A. "Skip" Paradine, Jr.
Hometown: Hampden, MA
Email: paradiner@3Div.usmc.mil
Unit: 1/9 3DMarDiv "The Walking Dead" 71 then 89-94, now 3D Div SgtMajor
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Old 18 January 2018, 12:24
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Agreed !

I was questioning the same last night, but decided to observe a bit and revisit this morning.

.....At best I think it could be crappy unverified chain mail.

Worst case we have a soldier ( SNCO no less) politicizing the sacrifice of a Marine and then calls him a soldier too boot.


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Old 18 January 2018, 13:04
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now 3D Div SgtMajor
A buddy of mine who I was a DI with, Vince Santiago is the 3rd MarDiv SgtMaj. Right now, as in today. Regardless, the post appears to be a jab at the former POTUS, who I'm not a huge fan of, and is proven to be bullshit by the pics posted by Shadow. I'm not sure of any value it adds to this site.
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Old 18 January 2018, 14:59
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I'm not convinced the man in camo is a vet.

I Googled the image. The first hit was to a Daily Mail article concerning a video Mr. Trump made back in 2016 that showed Russian veterans. Those images were pulled, and this image was substituted.

But one of the other links to that image led me to a Youtube video, where Mr. Trump "stops to sign Henry Stephenson's bionic arm. Henry, aka Bubba, was born without arms." Watch the video and compare the camo pattern on the vest and the hat to the still image.
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Old 18 January 2018, 15:10
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Well then. That clears that up.
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Old 18 January 2018, 15:11
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A buddy of mine who I was a DI with, Vince Santiago is the 3rd MarDiv SgtMaj. Right now, as in today. Regardless, the post appears to be a jab at the former POTUS, who I'm not a huge fan of, and is proven to be bullshit by the pics posted by Shadow. I'm not sure of any value it adds to this site.
Agree. There are plenty of reasons to dislike the former POTUS, but I hate it when shit gets made up to try and throw a bad light on anyone, regardless of political affiliation.
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Old 18 January 2018, 19:28
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I'm not convinced the man in camo is a vet.

I Googled the image.
My wife's facebook has many posts that are feelgood, but not factual. She has learned to a Snope on them and not pass them on.

I do think that the image you posted a link to is "Bubba' and not the good SGM.
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Old 18 January 2018, 20:14
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Found a YouTube clip that may clarify.

https://youtu.be/fJgCF1kJ4_4
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