Military Friends & Civilian Friends, The Difference..


As a military veteran I often find myself between two sets of friends, the ones I served with and those I didn’t.  I try to explain to my civilian friends what makes the other different, but it’s difficult to explain.  I found this floating around Face book among my friends who’ve I served with.  Although it’s meant to be humorous, I found all of it to be highly accurate as well as a little emotional at times.  I don’t know who the original author is  but I can tell you he/she is a veteran.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Tell you not to do something stupid when drunk.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Will post 360 security so you don’t get caught.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Call your parents mom and dad.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Hope the night out drinking goes smoothly, and hope that no one is late for the ride home.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Know some wild stuff will happen, and set up rally points and an E & E route.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Bail you out of jail and tell you what you did was wrong.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Will be sitting next to you saying, Damn…we screwed up…but hey, it was fun!”

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Borrow each other’s stuff so often nobody remembers who bought it in the first place.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will listen to your relationship problems and hope it works out for you.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Will listen to you over a long hard road march, and will help you straighten it out better than Dr. Phil.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Might try to hit on your girl behind your back.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Have spooned with you in the field more than your girl has, and would never even think about doing that.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, “I’m home!”

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will wish you had enough money to go out that night, and are sorry you couldn’t come.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Will share their last dollar with you, drag you along, and try to work free drinks all night.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Want the money they loaned you back next week.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Can’t begin to remember who owes who money after taking care of each other for so long.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Are happy that someone picked up a one night stand and leave them alone.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Will Low Crawl naked into the room with a camera and hope for the tag team.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that’s what the crowd is doing.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds ass that left you.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will try and talk to the bouncer when you get tossed out of the bar.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Will man up and go after the bouncer for touching you on the way out.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will take your drink away when they think you’ve had enough.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the place and say, “Bitch, you better drink the rest of that shit, you know we don’t waste.. That’s alcohol abuse!!!”

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will say “I can’t handle Tequila anymore”.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Will say “okay just one more” and then 2 minutes later “okay just one more”.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will talk crap to the person who talks crap about you.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Will knock them the f out for using your name in vain!!

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Get upset if you’re too busy to talk to them for a week.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Are glad to see you after years, and will pick up the same conversation you were having last time you where together

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will tell you “They’d take a bullet for you.”

MILITARY FRIENDS: Will actually take a bullet for you.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have shared a few experiences…

MILITARY FRIENDS: Have shared a lifetime of experiences no Civilian could ever dream of….

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One Response to “Military Friends & Civilian Friends, The Difference..”
  1. Shelby Dawes says:

    Lol I love this. I wish I had had this earlier today. We had “wingman day” and sat around all morning sharing funny stories. Or as I like to call it, “wing person of unspecified gender day”, lol

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