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Project by RTJM27 posted 10-05-2011 03:28 AM 2069 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I have been seeing a mid-wife at Ireland Army hospital. The doc is a LTC who just retired two months ago after serving for twenty years in the Army. Usually when someone retires they get a nice plaque or at the very least a coin. I asked our doc, who has been great, what she got. She said nothing, in fact you were the only one who thanked me for my service. I thought that was a dirty shame and decided to build this for her. I’ll give it to her tomorrow at our next appointment. I think she’ll like it. Better than nothing anyway. Thanks for looking.

-- Reed

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#1 posted 10-05-2011 03:57 AM

You are the man. I am about to retire from the Navy and couldn’t imagine not getting something when I am done with my military service. The check will be nice, I’m sure. A small token of appreciation should be a given from the command she just left. Shame on them. Thank you for your contribution.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#2 posted 10-05-2011 04:15 AM

that looks really nice, I bet you will really make this womans day tomorrow, good lookin out.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#3 posted 10-05-2011 10:41 AM

Great job and sad to hear that they forgot one of our Men and Women who served! I was going to say Women and men that served but it did not sound right, I’m sure this happens to often but you did a great thing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 10-06-2011 12:34 AM

Nicely done, both on the clock and remembering to honor one who served for so long. It sure ain’t easy.

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#5 posted 10-06-2011 01:42 AM

Nice clock! I like two things- the idea of thanking her for her service and the rank insignia for the clockface.

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#6 posted 03-07-2012 03:54 PM

Nice Clock !

Thanks for remembering those who serve!
I’m sure she will be proud of it.

-- Christian, Husband, Grandpa, Salesman, amateur Woodworker.

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