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    My Family is of the Scot Irish heritage. We are of Clan MacGregor, In the fire service there is a proud tradition among the Scottish and the Irish. Where are your roots?
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    I'm a Texan.
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    I am a mutt.....Armenian....Pennsylva nia Dutch (which is a fancy way to say German...) Some other stuff in the woodpile, too.

    My wife is Ferengi.....Or is it Romulan?
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    Dad's side has been in America since 1629, from England. Also a mix of German, Scottish, American Indian, Irish, & Welsh. A gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather was a Gregg, descended from the Clan MacGregor. It is actually the line that I can trace back the farthest, to Greggor of the Golden Bridles, my 19th great-grandfather. So hello cousin!

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    WOP, big surprise right?

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    Mutt as well. Mostly Russian, but also Irish, German, Czech, Indian and a few others.
    "If it was easy, someone else would of done it already." - Lt. Ray McCormack FDNY

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    The south...
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    Cajun French on both sides
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    "I have a dream. It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream — and I hope you don't find this too crazy — is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do. You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, 'Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!' That would be bad."
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    I am a drunk stupid Nazi. AKA-Irish, Polish, and German.
    A Fire Chief has ONLY 1 JOB and that's to take care of his fireman. EVERYTHING else falls under this.

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    The Federation of American Natives
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    Our heritage is summed up here...
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ-ru03J2OQ
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    Mutt here too. Dad's side Scottish, Irish, German, England or Cherry, McAdoo, Rehkopf, Pannell. Thanks to my aunt she spent years researching.

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    All American Mutt! From what i've been told Native American, German, Scottish, & whatever other overseas nut mixed in...lol
    "Courage is the resistance to fear, the mastery of fear, not the lack of fear." Mark Twain
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    Mutt and then some... although if you test DNA, noone is 1 of anything, regardless of what they think.

    I'll just mention the predominant pieces.

    Father's Side
    Dutch (Ellis Island)
    Scottish (Ellis Island)

    Mother's Side
    Spanish (Early 1900's)
    English (going back to the Mass Bay Colony)


    I've done some extensive genealogy research. Pretty fascinating stuff.
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    "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."

    "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."

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    As ole G.W. would say, "I'm 'mercan!"

    Dad's side:
    Predominantly English and Irish with some Cherokee.

    Mom's side:
    Irish with just a little English mixed in.

    Apparently from my ginger hair and complextion I took after the Irish side, haha.
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    Mostly german / dutch.
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    cajun french through and through

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTFIRE80 View Post
    I am a drunk stupid Nazi. AKA-Irish, Polish, and German.
    Ohh..so so many things could be said right now....it's so easy I think I'll pass.
    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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    .....both parents born here...so that make me American. I don't buy into all that heritage crap, as I was once told by my grandfather who was an immigrant....if xxxxx was so great I wouldn't have left. Say what ya want....if we want to play the "what are we" game then i guess we are all Eygptians....being thats the crotch of civilization.

    The only flags I own are the US and USMC....wait a sec...I guess it's same to say I was born on Parris Island...so that makes me 100% pure leatherneck.
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