Skip to comments.OPEN LETTER FROM MARINE DAD TO KERRY
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 couldnt 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.
And John Kerry is a disgrace.
So heartfelt and true!
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.
Kerry is a disgrace and doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same realm as this Marine.
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.
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.
Great letter...and prayers for your John too.
You may COUNT on it!
We Shall Overcome, FRiend.
Thanks for the heads up.
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.
"You went to Vietnam because you had to"
He certainly went so he could further his political ambitions.
Praying for John and all our brave soldiers and their families...
And deliver us from Kerry, Amen.
the Second Marines, Second Light Armored Brigade now serving in the Al Anbar province of Iraq...
Senator Kerry, Senator Kerry...please pick up the white courtesy phone...
I doubt he response he is too much a p***y
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
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!
And a thank you to your Mom and Dad....they did a good job.
Pass along our thanks for his expressing it so eloquently. God Bless his family with special blessings for his son John.
Many thanks to your friends son John.
God Bless him and his brothers and sisters in arms.
Your friend was correct about Kerry's remarks, they are a disgrace to all.
Kerry would have been better to make that crack in Vegas.. and even then...
God bless this young Marine and all those who serve our nation with pride and in the finest traditions of the US military.
God bless your friend.. I am so grateful for his son's service and sacrifice..
thanks for your comments! I'll pass them along to Greg if he isn't lurking...
Bump for tomorrow.
Thanks April, I'll pass your thanks along to his Dad and Mom!
Thanks BG! for the pings and the prayers...
SoldierDad- I will send your remarks to my friend, I was very angry as well. Thanks for the prayers, they are appreciated...
What a blessing these guys are, a true blessing to our nation.
And please express my great appreciation to this mans Marine son for his bravery in serving out country during this time of war. These brave men and women are my heroes.
I'll tell Brad, too....he'll pray. Of THIS you may be reassured. :)
Kerry will never understand John the Marine. Never. It's just not in him. God Bless John and his brothers in arms, and his dad for the great letter.
Thank you. That letter was right on the mark. Thank God for intelligent, brave and unselfish men such as your friend's son and parents that raise them. America is safe only because of the bravery of dedicated men like this Marine.
Gratitude for that kind of self-sacrafice should be in the hearts and minds of every American.. and show in what they do and say, and if not, then neither do they deserve the freedom provided by these Heroes nor are they true Americans.
Kerry is such a flip flop just like the rest of his party.
Not just contrived injuries but bogus recommendations. He put in for a Purple Heart for the 'rice in the rear' incident and his Commander said no. After his CO changed, he put in the same request for himself to be awarded the Purple Heart and the new CO signed it. What a phony is JFnK!!
Thanks for the ping!
Thanks Rob. Greg M, thanks for your letter. Your son, John, is America's finest. John, thanks.
*BUMP and a prayer*
My son too is a US Marine Lance Corporal, he dropped out of college after his 3rd year where he was consistently on the "Dean's List" with grades well above average. When I asked him why he was leaving school to join he said, "Dad, this is my generation's war and I need to be there." He has actually been assigned a safe billet for the time being, but he and his outfit are combat training to go to war at a facility with buildings like one finds in the M.E.
Our lousy wretch of a US Senator, Debbie Stabenow has come out in support of Kerry's position. As far as I'm concerned the blood of every one of warriors who falls in this war is on the hands of the terrorists, but also on the hands of their fellow travelers here--Kerry, Stabenow, Karl Lenin, John Conyers, MSM, Moveon.org, Michael Moore, etc.
Thanks to you and your son for what they are doing, I hope Little Debbie Stabenow is sent packing in less than a week, I think it is going to happen now. (And Granholm too). The terrorist-enablers here in this country deserve much worse than they are getting.
I'm not sure what would be just desserts for Kerry, but he should be loudly booed whenever he ventures out into the public, and he should be forced to end his political life. But the party of Ted Kennedy and Robert KKK. Byrd is unlikely to force him out. It is up to the people of MA.
thanks for sending your prayers.
thanks for the bump.
thanks for the bump and the prayers!
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