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Don Wilson

Location:
Middletown, PA
Gender:
Male
Service:
Assistant / Deputy Chief
Status:
Military
Relationship Status:
Single
  • Br506
    E-7 Master Sergeant
  • R025
    AF Commendation
  • R883
    Meritorious Unit Award
  • Afoua-vsb
    AF Outstanding Unit Award w/V
  • Arfmsm-sb
    Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service
  • Ndsm-r
    National Defense Medal w/device
  • R307
    Iraq Campaign
  • R304
    Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Afors-b
    AF Overseas Short Tour
  • Airforceexpeditionaryserviceribbongoldframe
    AF Expeditionary Medal w/Gold Border
  • Airforceexpeditionaryserviceribbon
    AF Expeditionary Medal
  • Afls-bbbb
    AF Longevity
  • Afrm-mhb3
    Armed Forces Reserve Medal
  • R845
    Expert (M-16)
  • R862
    AF Basic Training
  • Pacm
    PA Commendation Medal
  • Paguc
    PA Governor's Outstanding Unit Citation
  • Pa20ym
    PA 20 Year
  • Mtrwm
    Gen Thomas R. White Award
  • Gtjsm
    Gen Thomas J. Stewart Award

Personal

Hobbies:
Patch Collecting, Photography, Traveling,
Favorite Movies:
All the Bond movies
Favorite TV Shows:
CSI (all three of them)
Favorite Music:
A mix of styles

ertinst: Activity

April 14
ertinst was tagged "One very amazing and truly dedicated man" by Columbine.
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August 17
ertinst is now friends with Columbine.
August 27
ertinst is now friends with johnestill.
ertinst is now friends with viper77.
ertinst is now friends with Captain367.
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    ertinst

    about 6 years ago

    100 comments

    Fire Monkey

    A tourist visiting Baltimore walked into a pet shop and was looking at the animals on display. While he was there, a fireman walked in and said to the shopkeeper, "I'll take a fire monkey, please." The shopkeeper nodded, went over to a cage at the side of the shop and took out a monkey. He fit it with a collar and leash, handed it to the fireman saying, "That'll be $1,000." The fireman paid and walked out with his monkey.

    Startled, the tourist went over to the shopkeeper and said, "That was a very expensive monkey. Most of them are only a few hundred dollars. Why did it cost so much?" The shopkeeper answered, "Ah, that monkey can fight fire expertly with the Booster line, with the inch and a half line, and the two and a half inch line, and is certified on all pumping apparatus and aerial ladder trucks.--- well worth the money! The tourist looked at the monkey in another cage. "That one's even more expensive!

    $10,000! What does it do?" "Oh, that one's a certified instructor monkey; it can instruct other monkeys in basic fire fighting skills, fire prevention training, physical training, haz mat unit tactics and fire investigative techniques, and even type. All the really useful stuff, "said the shopkeeper.

    The tourist looked around for a little longer and saw a third monkey in a large cage of its own. The price tag around its neck read $70,000. He gasped to the shopkeeper, "That one costs more than all the others put together! What on earth does it do?" The shopkeeper replied, "Well, I haven't actually seen it do anything, but it says it's a "Fire Chief".

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    slip918

    about 6 years ago

    10 comments

    God Bless You and thanks for the add

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    West2008

    about 6 years ago

    2446 comments

    Don! Stay low stay safe! Thanks for the add. Thanks for you service, it's an honor meeting you.

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    Account Removed

    about 6 years ago

    Thanks for the add! Stay Safe!

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    firechic437

    about 6 years ago

    1858 comments

    THANKS FOR THE ADD!!

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    mrsmeanmarine

    about 6 years ago

    36 comments

    Awesome pics, and someone looks a little salty with those ribbons! Stay safe

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    babbsbg

    about 6 years ago

    498 comments

    Thanks for the invite Don.. Hope you are having a great week.

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    Mommy_ff

    about 6 years ago

    278 comments

    Thanky you for the invite, have a great week!!!!
    Thank you for all you do for the country!!!!

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    SmokinSara

    about 6 years ago

    88 comments

    Thanks for the add, sir! :)

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    hephner2000

    about 6 years ago

    6098 comments

    Let me just start by saying Thanks You. I salute you for all you do for this country. I appreciate it. it is good to meet you. Thanks for the add. Nice Photos!!!

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    Abs

    about 6 years ago

    2720 comments

    Hey I hope you're doing well! :) Stay safe .

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    ertinst

    about 6 years ago

    100 comments

    My thoughts about 9/11

    "THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated." - Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

    As I read this quote from Thomas Paine it seemed so appropriate today..especially since yesterday we rememebered the events of 8 years ago at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and at Shanksville. We are engaged in a war , not against tyranny but against terrorism. Read Paine's quote and substitute Terrorism for Tyranny…it has meaning today. As for the the words summer soldier and sunshine patriot, one can substitute those words with all of those that have been crying ..the war is lost, the surge won't work..or we should just quit this fight.

    Many in this country fail to understand the true nature of this war..this is a war that if we lose…we lose our freedoms…The United States of America, as Ronald Reagn stated is the glowing beacon on the hill top.Many around this world find things wrong with us, but oh so many more yearn for our liberties and freedom. Our freedoms have not been obtained cheaply our freedoms have been bought and paid for with the blood of patriots…the blood of our military members, past and present, with the blood of the emergency services personnel that rushed into the World Trade Centers, with the blood of the civilains inside the World Trade Center, the blood of the personnel at the Pentagon, the blood of the passengers on American Airlines Flight 11, United Airlines Flight 175 at the World Trade Center, the blood of the passengers on American Airlines Flight 77 at the Pentagon and the blood of the passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 at Shanksville…"Let's Roll". Each and everyone of these people were not and are not "the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot". These people are true patriots and I thank God each day that I live in a country that has such men and women living in it and dying for it and for the freedoms and liberties that far too many take for granted.

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    Abs

    about 6 years ago

    2720 comments

    Thanks for the add! :)

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    boom_er1

    about 6 years ago

    1040 comments

    Thanks for the add Chief

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    jmkilgore52

    about 6 years ago

    1234 comments

    thanks for the add