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Old 17 November 2016, 18:11
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Congrats to Ranger Vinnie Corsentino

My old platoon mate from A/3/75, Vinnie Corsentino, just finished walking the entire Appalachian Trail. Hard dude.
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Old 17 November 2016, 18:13
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Congrats Ranger. Job well done!
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Old 17 November 2016, 18:16
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Old 17 November 2016, 18:27
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Old 17 November 2016, 19:48
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Congrats Ranger. I done the Georgia section. Balls of steel to do the whole hike.
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Old 17 November 2016, 20:02
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I thru-hiked in 1985 - this is a good time of year to be DONE
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Old 17 November 2016, 20:04
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Took him 8 months.
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In the fell clutch of circumstance
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Under the bludgeonings of chance
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Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade
And yet the menace of the years
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Old 17 November 2016, 20:25
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That is on my bucket list.

Great job Ranger.
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Old 17 November 2016, 20:53
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RLTW, Take a knee Brother and drink some water. You have earned it.
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Old 18 November 2016, 05:42
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Old 18 November 2016, 07:28
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Very cool. Few do the whole thing I'm one continuous hike. And the ones that do all seem just one klick off, like their compass is set to 361 degrees...
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Old 18 November 2016, 09:00
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Just goes to show you a Ranger with a rucksack, a dog and and a good woman, can go a long way. Check out His Facebook page for a lot more pics:
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Old 18 November 2016, 11:15
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Congrats very cool trip. He looks a lot like a guy from B Co 2/75 mid 80's. He do any time with 2nd before 3rd?
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Old 18 November 2016, 11:24
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Awesome, the Trail is not to be trifled with. The New Hampshire section alone is a killer and a couple of the miles in Maine have inclines that rival The Cog in Colorado Springs.
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Old 18 November 2016, 12:02
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Congrats very cool trip. He looks a lot like a guy from B Co 2/75 mid 80's. He do any time with 2nd before 3rd?

Nah he cherried into 3rd Plt A/3/75 late 88 or early 89. Dude was solid from day 1.
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Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade
And yet the menace of the years
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It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
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Old 18 November 2016, 13:55
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Old 18 November 2016, 13:56
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Outstanding job!

Well done, Ranger!
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Old 18 November 2016, 17:23
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Great job!

Thru-hiking the AT is on my bucket list but time is catching up. It's great to see someone living into their dreams.
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Old 19 November 2016, 18:26
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Nice! Alphabots setting the Standard. I'm assuming he remained tactical throughout the movement :)
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Old 19 November 2016, 20:21
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