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OPEN LETTER FROM MARINE DAD TO KERRY
personal email from friend | November 1, 2006 | Lurker Greg M

Posted on 11/01/2006 7:45:41 PM PST by RobFromGa

Dear Senator Kerry,

Just a note to introduce you to my son, John, the one you said was in Iraq because he couldn’t cut it in college. He is a member of the Second Marines, Second Light Armored Brigade now serving in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. For the past month he has been recovering from injuries he sustained in an IED attack, but hopes to be back on the streets of Iraq by the middle of this month. It is already his second tour in Iraq. He came home on a stretcher from his first tour last year.

He joined the Marines following his sophomore year of college at Appalachian State University where he was a walk-on member of the football team. He played linebacker. The summer he joined the Marines, he was taking two courses to re-gain his eligibility for football. He completed the courses with an A and a B.

During that summer, he was involved in a car accident where his life was spared. He realized that if God could protect him through that terrible incident, he could protect him in Iraq. You see, Senator, he has always wanted to be in the military, but was deep down fearful of going. Education for John, was the alternative. It took the accident to show him where he truly wanted to be.

John is a courageous warrior. He is something you never were or never will be. You went to Vietnam because you had to. You came home as soon as you possibly could with contrived injuries. You disgraced your uniform and your unit by the false accusations you made about your brothers-in-arms before the United State Senate. You have no business lecturing John or any other serving member of the United States military about why they are where they are.

And you owe my son and his brothers in arms a personal and heart-felt apology for your remarks. Those comments were a disgrace to you, to your state of Massachusetts and to the Senate of the United States.

Sincerely,

Greg M.

Salisbury, NC


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This is the letter that a friend of mine who has a son serving in Iraq sent to John Kerry today. Please pray for his son and all or our soldiers as they fulfill their mission.

And John Kerry is a disgrace.

1 posted on 11/01/2006 7:45:42 PM PST by RobFromGa
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To: RobFromGa; Chieftain

Great post...thanks.
So heartfelt and true!


2 posted on 11/01/2006 7:47:32 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Moderate Mooslims.....what's that?)
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To: RobFromGa

John Kerry only cares about himself. No one else but himself.

The letter as important as it is, will fall on deaf ears with this man.


3 posted on 11/01/2006 7:47:55 PM PST by television is just wrong (Our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens...)
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To: RobFromGa

Kerry is a disgrace and doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same realm as this Marine.


4 posted on 11/01/2006 7:48:33 PM PST by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: SirLurkedalot; kjvail; bad company; xcamel; mystery-ak; Pookyhead; Puppage; shattered; TShaunK; ...

This letter is from a friend of mine who has a son in Iraq to John Kerry for his disgraceful remarks.

Please pray for John and all of our brave soldiers as they fulfill their missions with honor and courage.

I have met John the Marine, we went to Bush's second inauguaration together, and he is a fine and intelligent young man. This country would be doing very well indeed if every young man was of his caliber...

God Bless this Marine and his family for the sacrifice they are making for all of us.


5 posted on 11/01/2006 7:49:34 PM PST by RobFromGa (The GOP will retain the Senate and House in 2006- Let's Do Something With It!)
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To: RobFromGa

Please have him tell his son, "Thank you for serving our Country" from me...and my thanks to he and his wife for raising such a fine human being. They make me proud to be an American.


6 posted on 11/01/2006 7:51:11 PM PST by AprilfromTexas
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To: RobFromGa
You came home as soon as you possibly could with contrived injuries.

Ouch. LOL.

7 posted on 11/01/2006 7:51:22 PM PST by jdm
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To: RobFromGa

Great letter...and prayers for your John too.


8 posted on 11/01/2006 7:52:28 PM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: RobFromGa; fatima; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; MoJo2001; StarCMC
Please pray for John and all of our brave soldiers as they fulfill their missions with honor and courage.

You may COUNT on it!

9 posted on 11/01/2006 7:52:48 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Get right with God....eternity is a long time.....)
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To: RobFromGa

We Shall Overcome, FRiend.

Thanks for the heads up.


10 posted on 11/01/2006 7:53:19 PM PST by IslandJeff (Hunter/Cheney '08)
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To: RobFromGa; All

Please tell your friend thank you for me and my family. His letter to Kerry matches my anger about the comments Kerry made about my son, my two nephews, and my brother-in-law's niece. Three of them are presently in Iraq, with one of my nephews scheduled for a second tour next June. My anger towards Mr. Kerry surpasses any anger I've ever experienced in my 47 years of life.

I'm extremely proud of our troops, and have great admiration for the father of this brave Marine. I will keep his son in my prayers, along with his fellow Marines, and I know that (if the idiot politicians allow them) they will complete their mission and secure Iraq for the Iraqi people. May God Bless this father, his son, and all of our brave troops serving in two countries fighting for our freedoms and liberties.


11 posted on 11/01/2006 7:56:16 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division 2nd BCT Soldier fighting in Mahmudiyah)
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To: jdm

"You went to Vietnam because you had to"

He certainly went so he could further his political ambitions.


12 posted on 11/01/2006 7:56:21 PM PST by The Worthless Miracle (I think Jamie Dupree is annoying.)
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To: RobFromGa

Praying for John and all our brave soldiers and their families...
And deliver us from Kerry, Amen.


13 posted on 11/01/2006 7:57:21 PM PST by citizencon
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To: RobFromGa
Excellent post an awesome letter that nails skerry for what his is; an egotistical a$$hole that is a burden to us all.
14 posted on 11/01/2006 8:00:26 PM PST by mcshot ("If it ain't broke it doesn't have enough features." paraphrased anon.)
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To: freema

the Second Marines, Second Light Armored Brigade now serving in the Al Anbar province of Iraq...


15 posted on 11/01/2006 8:00:39 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: RobFromGa

Senator Kerry, Senator Kerry...please pick up the white courtesy phone...


16 posted on 11/01/2006 8:00:55 PM PST by SquirrelKing (Kayaking, environmental-conservationist, organic food eating, beer loving, gun owning conservative.)
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To: RobFromGa; tomkow6; tongue-tied; txradioguy; All

I doubt he response he is too much a p***y


17 posted on 11/01/2006 8:03:09 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: RobFromGa
This is great. Prayers for sure...I have 3 family members in the military - my son in law, a Navy pilot, his brother, a seal - on his way to Iraq - demolitions - and my grandson, stationed in Italy - Airborne Task Force, soon to deploy to combat zone.

I would be very glad to see this yellow livered puke, Kerry, finally get his just deserts. You can bet that if the sh*t hits the fan, maybe with the 'Nam vets suit, and he is finally under investigation for his crimes - that his dimRats buddies will trample each other trying to put distance between them and him - 'tis the natures of rats. I have a hunch that sKerry - and many other demRats - have heard from a lot of military families this week

18 posted on 11/01/2006 8:04:45 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Lincoln)
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To: RobFromGa
Please pray for his son and all or our soldiers as they fulfill their mission.

I certainly will pray for John and his fellow service members and for the everlasting soul of John F. Kerry as well even though he is not worthy of being allowed to wipe the Iraqi dust off John's boots!

19 posted on 11/01/2006 8:05:12 PM PST by Bigun (IRS sucks @getridof it.com)
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To: RobFromGa; Brad's Gramma
Thank you, John, for your service to our country.

And a thank you to your Mom and Dad....they did a good job.

20 posted on 11/01/2006 8:05:36 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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