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Next To Last Newsletter, China Marine Richard Keech USMC....
Gunny G's Globe and Anchor Blogs.... ^ | 21 September 2008 | Joan Page Spann

Posted on 09/22/2008 5:48:43 AM PDT by gunnyg

GyG: Next To Last Newsletter, Marine Richard Keech….

By Gunny G | September 22, 2008

GyG: I received this e-mail from Richards cousin, Joan Page Keech….

~~~~~ "" Sunday, September 21, 2008

This is my next to last Richard Keech Newsletter.

I am too filled with emotion to make any comments of my own. So here is an e-mail I received recently from Richard's daughter, Nancy and a copy of a letter to his dad from his son, Steven, a letter so beautiful and honest that it portrays Richard as I have never been able to.

Hello Joan,

....My dad is confused and withdrawn. He does not wear his hearing aids anymore because he wants to "cancel out the prision environment". The CTC environment is horribly isolating and Dad is suffering because he wants to be around friendly people. He says that this experience is worse than being a Japanese prisioner of war. As a result, my Dad is giving up and dying.

The on-call Doctor told us last Sunday that the CTC medical staff had initiated the paperwork for a compassionate release from prision. Love, Nancy

(As of today, no news about the compassionate release.)


Have you ever read the book "dead zone" by Steven King? I'm not usually a Steven King fan, but I like this one book. The thing about the book is its theme. The book is all about the definition of the word "hero".

The protagonist of this book knows something terrible is going to happen. Everybody he loves is going to die, his lover, his child and his friends. No one else in the world perceives this tragedy. As a matter of fact, most people are unwittingly helping the tragedy to occur through inaction. Please Read the rest of this entry »

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TOPICS: Government; History; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: chinamarines; gunnyg; marines; prison; richardkeech
Semper Fidelis Richard Keech Dick Gaines GnySgt USMC (Ret.) 1952-'72 ~~~~~
1 posted on 09/22/2008 5:48:44 AM PDT by gunnyg
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To: gunnyg

I have known Richard through the e-mail/newsletters of his couisn, Joan Page Spann Keech for 10 or so years now. joan has tirelessly worked to keep Richard’s writings before the public, and that Richard’s being in prison for murder, a case that most think he should have been found innocent of the charges against him, considering the situation and circumstances of the case.

Richard is a pre-WW II Marine having served in China before the war, a member of the famous 4th Marine Regiment, taken prisoner on Corregidor, and served the duration of WW II as a POW of the Japanese.

After the war, Richard returned home, graduated college, raised a family, and became nothing but a productive citizen of America.

You can read the full details of his case, etc. at the link provided at the end of the above post.

Dick Gaines

2 posted on 09/22/2008 6:21:47 AM PDT by gunnyg
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