Raising a Navy SEAL Team Six DEVGRU Operator. DJ Shipley, Part 2. How I was Raised and Became a Navy SEAL.

Raising a Navy SEAL Team Six DEVGRU Operator. DJ Shipley, Part 2. How I was Raised and Became a Navy SEAL. Many Thanks For The SUPPORT... 

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Markkalz

01/15/2022
22:30:52


Beautiful, you Jag Off or Yinzer!



Buck Fiden

01/15/2022
17:08:46


So awesome. I can see now how you got through BUDS training. Your dad taught you to never say you can’t do it.

I had to have my dad sign my enlistment papers also, being as I was 17 and still in high school. I went to boot camp (San Diego) after graduation in 1977.

I had a great dad also. I miss him terribly.



Gruss

01/14/2022
22:24:59


Don,
I am amazed…..simply amazed.
Your story of youth and upbringing is humbling.
Seeing you tell the story brings tears to the eye and it should.

What a proud legacy full of Heroes.

I proudly salute you and your family.
Thank you for sharing these private and profound memories with us….g

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Devil dog

01/14/2022
19:29:23


You need to write a book Senior.

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Tailboard Trash

01/14/2022
19:18:40


Great video Don, really enjoyed it.

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Weather Guesser

01/14/2022
14:31:24


I saw DJ on the Shawn Ryan show recently. It struck me how he has so many of your mannerisms and expressions. Father & son.

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NavySpook

01/14/2022
14:31:00


Boy I miss reloading. It sure was fun and produced superior results to off the shelf rounds.



Chris.n.NC

01/14/2022
07:50:57


Great video Don i love hearing all of your stories you are a great story teller and i swear i wish i knew you or someone like you when i was growing up going through the tough times as a teenager i believe my life would have turned out different thanks for sharing with us



Flying Honker

01/13/2022
23:31:36


Really enjoyed this…sometimes we need to remember all the influences on our lives as my Dad passed about 10 years ago and while he was tough on his 6 kids, he (and my Mom) really influenced us to be as good as we could be. Thanks for sharing your story Don!



Flying Honker

01/13/2022
23:09:37


What a fantastic story about a loving father. My father sounds a lot like yours. He was poor but by hard work became a doctor and yes he bought a farm and yes worked our butts off! Great memories!



Dick Fitswell

01/13/2022
23:02:14


Wow. Great video and great hearing how you were raised. I watched your son's interview with Shawn Ryan. I wanna say....DJ looks so much like your father, his grandfather. I see a big resemblance. Can't wait for the other parts and hopefully.....Son joins father for the series ending



Dick Fitswell

01/13/2022
22:28:20


The dog story was awesome!!!



Jmel

01/13/2022
19:56:34


What a great reflection, I wish all young lads would have had that same great father you had the great pleasure to draw from. Thank you Don for sharing a very great reflection of how you got where you are. 😎



Jay

01/13/2022
18:51:15


The podcast with your son was absolutely mind-blowing Don.. I don't know how he does not already have a book deal with what he went through alone in just his military career let alone your entire family history of being in the service.



Sarge43

01/13/2022
18:47:32


Sounds very familiar to me........Thanks Don.



JMJPro

01/13/2022
16:17:11


Great story Don and a vivid example of what a real man is As a note we always encourage families to visit the cockpit and take pictures.
Who knows how many of them caught the bug and became aviators.

They have tried to steal our joy but we still are holding on to the one place we can still share the awe.

Blessings to all.



radar1958

01/13/2022
11:07:34


Great video Senior! What a great story! Your Dad was awsome!

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MANCHU!!

01/13/2022
10:40:12


howdy MOM

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MANCHU!!

01/13/2022
10:14:31


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NavyArmyCoastG

01/13/2022
09:06:55


Don, your story rings memories...sounds like my Pops! my old man was in WW2..a ..lieutenant ..infantry then signal..too cool..we are lucky men...I also pushed the paper across the table to my Dad, at age 17...in other news..glad you and Diane ok..godspeed on your farm

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Edso

01/13/2022
08:43:01


Mary is chewing on a uhhn 1inch rod.A favorite toy. She will use it like a night stick to get my attention

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SiteAdmin

01/13/2022
08:12:07


Hi All. Just a quick note:
If you're going to share a link from a google search, please go to the FINAL website and copy that address, not the google link from the listings.
The search result links have tons of additional variables for google tracking, so look like a possible hacking attempt and will be blocked.
Thanks, and have an awesome day.

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Simon

01/13/2022
07:21:18


Your dad and GPA seem like good dudes

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No Nick

01/13/2022
07:13:56


Do you still live in N.C.?



Simon

01/13/2022
07:04:00


🤘🍻 Good morning ESE family. Hope everyone has a great fucking day!!!

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Lazybones

01/13/2022
06:53:43


Good morning all.


U.S. Navy SEAL, Wounded Eight Times, Recalls Walking into Al-Qaeda Ambush (Full Interview)
U.S. Navy SEAL, Wounded Eight Times, Recalls Walking into Al-Qaeda Ambush (Full Interview)

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Joe

01/13/2022
06:24:04


I just finished listening to DJ's interview. Fascinating stuff.

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Ironballs

01/13/2022
06:09:41


Last things to load up. Like Cardinal says. like the wind I'm gone....

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Henry

01/13/2022
05:50:45


Song: The Walk
Band: Sawyer Brown
Turning the toughest of men into emotional pretzels when they think about their old man. 🍺 Here’s to all the dads that put the time in!

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Edso

01/13/2022
05:46:33



21 above and thats good enough for Me.
Folks can get in trouble with too much of a good thing.
Personaly, I Love Memory Lane, Great Place .I have to be careful because living in the past is easier than trying to figgure out the present.


I think Comrade Putin is wearing a White Hat. His moves in the Ukraine Tie up NATO. This is important because WE are being fed shit that our Police are not enough. When a NATO country is suffering unrest, the boss of that country can request PEACE KEEPERS from NATO ,who are now commited .
Atta Boy, Putin.

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Yosemite Sam

01/13/2022
05:29:18


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Hurdle11C

01/13/2022
05:08:02


The kind of videos I watch when I've been awake too long:


→←→↑→←→←wuewuewuewue….
→←→↑→←→←wuewuewuewue….

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Sgt. Tee

01/13/2022
04:51:40


For you Don,


Ghost Riders in the Sky (Guitar instrumental)
Ghost Riders in the Sky (Guitar instrumental)

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Blairzy

01/13/2022
04:45:17


Good morning Echo platoon and Elegant Echo's, hope everyone has a good day.

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aaronrazz

01/13/2022
04:33:53


Good morning ESEs & EEs, have a good day. 20 degrees warmer today currently at 19F

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Buddy

01/13/2022
04:26:58


Morning everybody . Hope all of you have a wonderful day . 

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Ironballs

01/13/2022
04:02:43


Good morning Everyone. Coffee and loading up.

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Chuck golf :2/26th mar

01/13/2022
04:01:11


Ya Ba Dab A Do The Cardinal 🍷Say’s Good Morning To You’ze 🤨

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MANCHU!!

01/13/2022
03:40:01


oh look, the dems are putting up another cackling skank for office yet again...


Tucker: Here comes Hillary
Tucker: Here comes Hillary

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MANCHU!!

01/13/2022
01:55:56


mornin ESE & EEs! hope y'all have a great day, remember to KICK SOME ASS!! just not your own!



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BoyScout

01/13/2022
01:42:32


Another fine day and great video. Had to watch it twice. Bryce Canyon: snow on red rock. Have a good evening every one and good morning Cardinal Chuck.

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Hurdle11C

01/13/2022
01:35:32



Me and grandpa around the same age. He was a medic and served in Korea right after the armistice was signed. My first duty station was the JSA on the DMZ. Funny how things work out sometimes.
Seeing that marksman rifle badge still irritates me. They really should have given us more rifle time before we had to qual.

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hball13

01/13/2022
00:03:19


Off topic but.....night all


Cotton To Top FBI Official: 'Did The DOJ Or FBI Have Any Plainclothes Officers' In Capitol On Jan 6?
Cotton To Top FBI Official: 'Did The DOJ Or FBI Have Any Plainclothes Officers' In Capitol On Jan 6?

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Bigmac cali

01/12/2022
23:33:18


Thanks for sharing this. You have a great story and should write a book. Brings back many memories and I had a laugh and a tear thinking about me and my old man

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hball13

01/12/2022
23:27:27


WOW, just WOW! Thanks Don for the for telling us of great upbringing you were exposed too. Lost my Father at 18. Your father was an impressive man! You are equally impressive....apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Looking forward to the next episode. Hope Diane is feeling better.

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bonfire

01/12/2022
22:56:28




That is a very nice video, Don.

Your dad seemed like a very humble, honest, and fair man, who raised you right. And it shows.  Well done.

The end of the video almost put me in some tears. It relates to me, as it does to you,      and as it does to every man when his father goes. This video makes me think deeply, remembering my own dad and my upbringing. I miss him very much.                                And I would give anything, just to spend one more day with him. Just one.


Thank You


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LAMPS SAR AWCS

01/12/2022
22:03:30


Thanks for sharing those memories.
Got me to thinking, I don't think I've ever shared my stories of growing up and how or why I joined the Navy. Much like you, I just decided there wasn't anything for me at home after high school. 3 days after graduation I was in Boot Camp.

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Roy_Bean

01/12/2022
22:01:14


Classic TV, George Gobel on Johnny Carson:


Johnny Carson and friends
Johnny Carson and friends

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hball13

01/12/2022
21:49:17


Hey all! Just finished dinner and having a night cap! Made friends with bartenders and look at this beauty! Tall Makers Manhattan 🤣🤣🤣🤣 bar is closing rails are clear….
Have a great night everyone, gonna watch in a few. Looking forward 👍🇺🇸

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dagari

01/12/2022
21:00:42


i liked the pictures i really dont know he seemed like a nice man

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Blairzy

01/12/2022
20:59:44


Quebec to impose a new health tax on the unvaccinated...la belle province !!


Unvaccinated Quebecers will have to pay a health tax, Legault says
Unvaccinated Quebecers will have to pay a health tax, Legault says

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Lazybones

01/12/2022
19:21:25


Happy Hump Day Part II


Lois Griffin on behalf of Exercise Equipment
Lois Griffin on behalf of Exercise Equipment

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Jim Sr

01/12/2022
19:11:13


I’m not sure what inspired you to do these last two videos, but thank you Senior Chief. Bravo and thank you.

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Nevada Tim

01/12/2022
18:49:53


Thank you Don.
Boy, did you ever bring back a flood of memories for me and my Dad who is also past..
I am reminded of the phrase, something like, "losing a parent is like losing a library" - all those life memories and experiences are gone or fade as time moves on.

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ThudTrades

01/12/2022
18:23:37


I love him for you! Thanks Mr Shipley!

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aaronrazz

01/12/2022
18:12:16


Just watched 'Back to the Outback' with my 6 year old. great kids movie that employs some cloak and dagger shit SEALS use except its a kids movie 😎

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280BuckKiller1967

01/12/2022
18:11:14


I lost my Dad on August 11, 2021. He was a retired North Carolina State Trooper. I miss him so much. Thank you, Senior Chief for sharing your memories.

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RadioMAN

01/12/2022
18:10:03


Don, Shipmate.....than YOU so much for sharing your life/soul. It means so much to me. I also joined the Navy at age 17 or five days after I turned 17. You did good. It took me awhile to grow up in the Navy but in those days they gave you room to grow. I am so fortunate they did. As a result I made Chief before I retired. So glad you made Senior Chief. Be proud my shipmate.

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Hosenfeld

01/12/2022
18:06:21


Your dad was a breed that I dont think we'll ever see again. My dad was much the same and I lost him when he was only 65. Miss him dearly. Not because I dont know the answer to my questions, but because he was always the calm in stormy waters. Some amazing generations of people back then.

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Billwinns

01/12/2022
18:05:19


A wonderful tribute to your father, Don. I miss mine too. He was 82nd Airborne in the 50's and a private/commercial rated pilot as a hobby. Always knew the answers...Thanks for sharing.

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EFD620

01/12/2022
18:03:48


Consumer price index up 7% Highest since 1982 At that rate we'll be walking to vote in 2024 and it'will be worth the walk

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ThudTrades

01/12/2022
17:58:18


My father was a flight engineer on c130s in Rota Spain... I used to love flying with him.. especially when the old hercy bird would break... We too would experience low approaches over base housing upon return of a crew...really cool! Very similar upbringings. 


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RadioMAN

01/12/2022
17:44:41


Don, I commend you for honoring your Mother and Father the way you do. My God says you should honor your Mother and Father. You do that and I admire you for that. I have seen kids put down their parents. BAD ju ju and for no good reason. God bless you don and diane.

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Blairzy

01/12/2022
17:40:16


Just like to give a big shout out to my bro Ironballs on his Birthday !!


Happy Birthday Julius
Happy Birthday Julius

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Jai

01/12/2022
16:50:50


Loved all the pics. You narrate a story so well Done. Disappointed when the vid ended. Looking forward to next installment.

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Lilly1 - E.E.

01/12/2022
16:48:24


After listening to DJ on Shawn Ryan's show and your two great videos Don, I had a lot of emotion's come up. For a few minutes I would like to set aside all of what I just listened to. Being a woman, wife and Mother I need to give a shout out to Diane, Patsy and Dons Mom... I have nothing but respect for the three of you being the Strong women that you are.

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Finksburg

01/12/2022
16:39:21


Flying inverted over the barn. That's amazing. haha. What a cool guy.

Good ol' Eastern Shore - no better place to fish for Striper during trophy season. Must have been pretty cool living right off the bay like that though. Even though you missed PA.

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Potato Chips

01/12/2022
16:35:05


Seeing pics of Don's parents and all I could think is where the hell does that werewolf hair line come from?

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Hurdle11C

01/12/2022
16:32:52


How do you know if someone's a pilot? They'll tell you (unless they're buying a dog for the farm).
Good shit Don. Your dad was a fine American. Sounds a lot like my grandfather as far as his personality, ability to fix anything and his values.

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aaronrazz

01/12/2022
16:27:31


My grandfather did guns for Christmas for me the oldest every year then we past them down to other grandchildren but i still have the 303 british an SKS with bayonet and my favorite the Remington 870 pump duck edition. Thanks for the kick ass update Senior

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Chuck golf :2/26th mar

01/12/2022
16:21:20


Great Memories Don

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Don Shipley's Hairline

01/12/2022
16:19:35


This is probably one of my favorite videos you've posted in the last 8 years since I've been a viewer. It reminds me much of my father and grandfather growing up outside of Pittsburgh. Thank you for sharing these warm memories.

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Chuck golf :2/26th mar

01/12/2022
16:12:43


I Had That No Slouching Shit Too!🤪

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Chuck golf :2/26th mar

01/12/2022
16:08:10


Love These Story’s. I. Taught Both My Kids “The Phoney Reach “. Anyone. Know It?

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Edso

01/12/2022
16:06:37


Good talk Don. Memories were stired up a bit thinken about My Dad.
We had different opinions and I started My life.
The way things turned out is great. I could not have plotted a better course because I am real happy about even the smallest things.
I dont think My Dad ever had it this good.

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Weather Guesser

01/12/2022
16:05:50


My parents were 'the silent generation', born in the 30's. Three boys in my family and my dad never did shit with any of us. My sister was the princess. I used that experience in a positive way when I raised my own two sons. They call me when they have questions or need advice. I never had that w/ my own father. In and of itself, that was a valuable lesson for me. I joined the Navy for the exact same reasons you did. The youngest of four and I didn't want to hang around and do nothing like my siblings. So I got the fuck out. One of the best decisions of my life.

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bob

01/12/2022
16:05:15


Holy crap...Don...write a book...this is rich stuff.

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Chuck golf :2/26th mar

01/12/2022
16:03:19


Was Playing Cards 🙄Sorry I’m Late For The Cardinal 🍷And Corps

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Simon77

01/12/2022
15:50:30


They were playing this when I was in the Navy, we were all watching football games together, drinking beer & laughing our asses off. There's always an anti-establishment dark-humor thing going on, even for those guys who were or turned out to be "lifers"


U.S. Navy Dawn Launch Sea of Japan 1978 TV commercial
U.S. Navy Dawn Launch Sea of Japan 1978 TV commercial

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EFD620

01/12/2022
15:47:55


I didn't know you were related to me!. Your story is quite familiar to me. My grandfather and your father must have been friends or something. This is as if you were relaying my life story. Work for what you want, a boy without responsibility is a waste of humanity. Hunting ,fishing, and my grandfather was the one that I went to when I wanted to join the Navy. He was as proud as a man can get when I went to my first submarine. (As an undesignated seaman) My parents were stunned when I wanted to join, my grandfather just told me to give it 100% or don't join. Maybe it's the way they were raised I don't know. That generation passed on allot of knowlege, as long as you were willing to use your 2 ears and not your mouth. It's a common joke in my family,to never ask Dad the answer to anything, because he won't tell you the answer ,but he will help you to find it. Great video Don. Brought back allot of fond memories

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Yosemite Sam

01/12/2022
15:44:33





The Lonely Bull
The Lonely Bull

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Blairzy

01/12/2022
15:37:48


Great story about how you grew up Senior, thanks for sharing that with us. Your father did a very good job raising you, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Nice to hear you and your father got to spend some time together in Canada. To your father, you, and DJ...thank you for your service !!

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BoyScout

01/12/2022
15:33:41


When is the book coming out?

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MANCHU!!

01/12/2022
15:28:11


damn good video, Senior!! thank you for sharing this with us, looking forward to more

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Ironballs

01/12/2022
15:27:49


Nice video Don. Enjoy the stories. Think we all share some parallels to some degree. Old school hard work dedication to whatever your endeavors maybe. I'll string along waiting for part 3 . Hope Everyone is having a great day

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aaronrazz

01/12/2022
14:58:36


Present.

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MANCHU!!

01/12/2022
14:57:09



wheres my 6 pack? Chuck, heres your red carpet!

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BoyScout

01/12/2022
14:56:16


Here we go.

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Blairzy

01/12/2022
14:53:56


Hello folks

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Teufel Hunden

01/12/2022
14:45:04


On deck!

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ebeeby

01/12/2022
14:43:25


woot!

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Lilly1 - E.E.

01/12/2022
14:37:48


Ready.

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