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    Millionaire Soldier signs on for 3rd tour in Iraq

    A soldier recently hit a million dollar jackpot, yet still plans to volunteer for a third tour in Iraq.
    After completing two tours in Iraq, Sgt. Wayne Leyde won $1 million from a scratch-and-win lotto ticket on Tuesday.

    Now that he's won, Leyde, a 26-year-old member of the Washington National Guard, says he's still going to volunteer to go back to Iraq for a third tour and won't spend any of the money in the meantime.

    Leyde was driving near his home in Mead, Washington when he stopped at a store on the side of the road and bought a ticket.

    "I decided to walk into a local Zip Trip. I got a Coke and beef jerky and walked up to the counter and thought I'd pick up a few scratch tickets and try my luck. I was on my way out when the lady said, 'Do you have a lucky scratch coin?'

    "I said 'no, you gave me a dime and nickel back.'"

    "She said 'no, try this,'" handing Leyde a penny. "On my way home I started scratching tickets. They were losers. I'm thinking, boy, that lady didn't know what she was talking about."

    Leyde couldn't believe it when he scratched a winning ticket, but he still plans to return to Iraq.

    "It was a commitment I made about three months ago. I'm going to stick to it," Leyde said about his decision.

    The sergeant says rents have gone sky high where he and his parents live in the Mount Spokane area of Washington and that, for now, he's not going to spend any of the money.

    "For right now, I'm going to hold off [spending] and let reality sink back to earth. This is a true blessing. I'm going to turn it around and see if I can bless other people with this," Leyde said.
    http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/WaterC...ory?id=4358724

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    That is something. Honorable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nietzschefan View Post
    That is something. Honorable.
    Yes it is. It's good to see we still have a few people like that left.

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    It's too bad we don't know what to do with people like that. If we did we would get somewhere.

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    Stop pretending you're smart! mikenostic's Avatar
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    Yes. Very honorable. Anyone remember Specialist Pat Tillman?
    He forewent a contract with the Arizona Cardinals football team to go fight with the Rangers in Afghanistan.

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    I hope Sgt. Leyde gets back home in one piece, and while $1 million US Dollars (- tax) still have enough value to substantially improve his life.

    madanthonywayne: "[he] plans to volunteer for a third tour in Iraq."

    nietzschefan: "Honorable."

    madanthonywayne:"It's good to see we still have a few people like that left."

    mikenostic: "Very honorable."


    Can somebody explain to me what such honorable voluntary efforts are accomplishing for the USA in Iraq?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypewaders View Post
    Can somebody explain to me what such honorable voluntary efforts are accomplishing for the USA in Iraq?
    I agree. Honorable? Freaking moron comes to my mind. Specially that he had been there twice, so he is done with his duty to imperial interest.
    Last edited by Syzygys; 03-01-08 at 05:33 PM.

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    can someone please explaine what the difference between this and prince harry is?

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    Good point. Well, Harry was there to get his rite of passage, maybe this dude too, although with his 2 tours he already accomplished that. You know, 20 years ago I could have seen that people bought the government's lies easily, but in the age of internet how hard is it to figure out what's going on?
    Well, obviously for some, it is pretty hard...

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    Asguard: "can someone please explaine what the difference between this and prince harry is?"

    In a nutshell, Sgt. Leyde isn't a British Prince. More specifically, Prince Harry's world-class celebrity, fortune, and value to the enemy as a hostage or victim aren't Leyde-like at all.

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    I see nothing honourable in fighting in an illegal war.

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    Wow, how nice of him to volunteer for an unnecessary war.

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    Stop pretending you're smart! mikenostic's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by hypewaders View Post
    I hope Sgt. Leyde gets back home in one piece, and while $1 million US Dollars (- tax) still have enough value to substantially improve his life.

    madanthonywayne: "[he] plans to volunteer for a third tour in Iraq."

    nietzschefan: "Honorable."

    madanthonywayne:"It's good to see we still have a few people like that left."

    mikenostic: "Very honorable."


    Can somebody explain to me what such honorable voluntary efforts are accomplishing for the USA in Iraq?
    Sure. While I also think the Iraq war is unnecessary, it's the fact that he is willing to go serve his country even when he doesn't have to. Sure it would make a bit more sense if he was in Afghanistan, rather than Iraq, but it's the same principle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikenostic View Post
    Sure. While I also think the Iraq war is unnecessary, it's the fact that he is willing to go serve his country even when he doesn't have to. Sure it would make a bit more sense if he was in Afghanistan, rather than Iraq, but it's the same principle.
    Sorta like young men in Europe with visions of jihad. Don't need to but its so awesome!

    http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?t=78178

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    Maybe well see him participating in something like this in a couple of years

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    I agree. Honorable? Freaking moron comes to my mind. Specially that he had been there twice, so he is done with his duty to imperial interest.
    It's probably because he realized how little 1 million dollars is worth these days and that he'll have to keep working even with that much in the bank.

    - N

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    mikenostic: "While I also think the Iraq war is unnecessary, it's the fact that he is willing to go serve his country even when he doesn't have to."

    Can somebody explain to me what such honorable voluntary efforts are accomplishing for the USA in Iraq?

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    Innocent civilian deaths in the 100s of 1000s, infrastructuce destroyed, economy destroyed, sewage all over the place, water being auctioned off to companies who sell it back to the Iraqis.... etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypewaders View Post
    mikenostic: "While I also think the Iraq war is unnecessary, it's the fact that he is willing to go serve his country even when he doesn't have to."

    Can somebody explain to me what such honorable voluntary efforts are accomplishing for the USA in Iraq?
    you don't choose where you serve

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    Leyde, a 26-year-old member of the Washington National Guard, says he's still going to volunteer to go back to Iraq for a third tour
    Can somebody explain to me what such honorable voluntary efforts are accomplishing for the USA in Iraq?

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