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My Dad the Marine (Fighting cancer-prayers)
11/10/11 | arbee4bush

Posted on 11/10/2011 5:32:58 AM PST by arbee4bush

Today is a special day for my dad Dan. He is a veteran of the Korean War. He fought in the battle at Chosin Reservoir. He has won a purple heart and bronze star. He is the most amazing man to his seven kids and wife of 58 years.


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Today his is also fighting cancer of the lungs, brain, spleen and liver. Of course, he is a marine and is fighting with amazing courage and determination. I was hoping the FR family could give him encouragement, appreciation for his service to his country. And prayers, lots of prayers. Thank you!


1 posted on 11/10/2011 5:33:04 AM PST by arbee4bush
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To: arbee4bush

Prayers going up and thank you.


2 posted on 11/10/2011 5:36:00 AM PST by two23 (Liberals Have Created a Culture of Lies)
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To: arbee4bush; Salvation; Brad's Gramma; trussell
Prayers going up. Ping to the Prayer Warriors!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
3 posted on 11/10/2011 5:36:13 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: two23

WOW, the frozen Chosin??!!

He’s a walking miracle...God bless!!


4 posted on 11/10/2011 5:37:07 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: arbee4bush

Dan my father was in the Korean war and spent time in the Chemical division....I commend you and honor you on your service to our Country....Great pictures....I bet the girls loved that uniform.
You are in my prayers today Dan!


5 posted on 11/10/2011 5:38:34 AM PST by oust the louse (Obama approval ratings are so low now, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the United States.)
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To: arbee4bush

I am so grateful for father’s service to our country.
Happy 236th Birthday To The US Marines

May God be with him as he fights this battle with cancer.


6 posted on 11/10/2011 5:39:12 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: arbee4bush

What an amazing man—and an amazing story. Your father has my prayers, as do you and the rest of your family.

Please thank him for his service to this country-. May God bless and watch over him.


7 posted on 11/10/2011 5:39:34 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: SMARTY
WOW, the frozen Chosin??!! He’s a walking miracle..
Two years ago I attended a reunion of the (artillery) battery I was with in VN. Also there was the battery's former Gy/Sgt who I vaguely remembered.
During the evening his wife mentioned that he had made the landing at Inchon ... AND ... survived the Chosin Reservoir.
I was absolutely flabbergasted to be speaking with a living icon of MC history.
8 posted on 11/10/2011 5:46:06 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: arbee4bush

(prayer)Dan, thanks. Thanks to all who have served, all who are serving and all who will serve in the future...and their families and friends. Happy Birthday Marines. Great pictures, arbee4bush.


9 posted on 11/10/2011 5:47:50 AM PST by PGalt
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To: arbee4bush
Semper Fidelis, Marine!

Dick Gaines
GySgt USMC 1952--'72


10 posted on 11/10/2011 5:52:52 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: two23; All; holdonnow

Thank you everyone. I will send him this link and I hope it will brighten his day. I am trying to ping Mark Levin. Dad listens to him every evening here on WHLO. Hoping he could pop in with a message. Thanks again.


11 posted on 11/10/2011 5:55:48 AM PST by arbee4bush
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To: arbee4bush
Prayers up! God bless your dad and your family. Semper Fi.
12 posted on 11/10/2011 5:56:48 AM PST by marjiwoj
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To: arbee4bush

You got it.


13 posted on 11/10/2011 6:00:51 AM PST by Texas Colonel (Get as close as you can...then get 10 yards closer..)
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To: arbee4bush

Prayers for your wonderful Dad and your family. God bless him for his service!


14 posted on 11/10/2011 6:01:31 AM PST by Donaeus (Ps 73:28 "...for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge,....")
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To: oh8eleven

I read about Ku Nu Ri, Naktong, the ‘frozen Chosin’ and other fights.... It is hard to believe that human beings can survive that kind of thing.


15 posted on 11/10/2011 6:01:58 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: two23

God bless your Dad. I pray for his healing, and I pray for you and your family.


16 posted on 11/10/2011 6:03:35 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: Las Vegas Dave; nutmeg; Kathy in Alaska

ping


17 posted on 11/10/2011 6:04:42 AM PST by arbee4bush
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To: arbee4bush

Prayers for your father and your family. Please thank him for his service. He is a true American Hero!!


18 posted on 11/10/2011 6:09:47 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: arbee4bush

I wouldn’t be surprised that if heaven has an honor guard, it’s made up of Marines like your Dad. He just doesn’t need to join them yet. God bless.


19 posted on 11/10/2011 6:11:39 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: arbee4bush

And I should know better. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Not ‘won’. Sorry Dad!


20 posted on 11/10/2011 6:12:17 AM PST by arbee4bush
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To: SMARTY
A few years ago, despite my knowledge of MC history, I decided to read a few books about the Korean War.
Unbelievable.
I highly recommend:

And...

21 posted on 11/10/2011 6:13:07 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: arbee4bush

Bless him for his tremendous service. Our prayers are with him in his current battle.

May the lord give him strength, comfort and peace.


22 posted on 11/10/2011 6:17:03 AM PST by call meVeronica
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To: arbee4bush

Prayers up and continuing for your dad.


23 posted on 11/10/2011 6:17:11 AM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: arbee4bush

Prayers for your brave Dad. And for you too. May God’s blessings sustain you all.


24 posted on 11/10/2011 6:17:53 AM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: arbee4bush
God bless your dear family, and we'll be praying for your Dad.

Please thank him for his service!!

25 posted on 11/10/2011 6:17:53 AM PST by elk
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To: oh8eleven

‘This Kind of War’ by T. R. Fehrenbach

I made the hair on my neck stand up, it made me angry, it made me proud... it made me cry!!


26 posted on 11/10/2011 6:18:17 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: blueunicorn6
I wouldn’t be surprised that if heaven has an honor guard, it’s made up of Marines like your Dad. He just doesn’t need to join them yet. God bless.

Blue, that was beautiful. No we are not willing to let him serve in heavens honor guard right yet.

He will start his fourth round of chemo on Monday.

27 posted on 11/10/2011 6:19:12 AM PST by arbee4bush
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To: arbee4bush

Prayers lifted for this good man, and for all who know and love him.

May God bless and keep you all.
Tatt


28 posted on 11/10/2011 6:31:38 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: SMARTY

I will have to read this. Thanks for the book info.


29 posted on 11/10/2011 6:35:17 AM PST by arbee4bush
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To: arbee4bush

Chosin is impressive, and so is raising seven loving kids and a 58 year marriage. God bless this honorable man.

Thanks for the sharing the pix.


30 posted on 11/10/2011 6:36:57 AM PST by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: arbee4bush

God bless your father for his service. Prayers up for him and for all of your family.


31 posted on 11/10/2011 6:40:59 AM PST by Bigg Red (Maryland girl, born and bred)
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To: arbee4bush

Prayers sent. Most merciful Sacred Heart of Jesus, please hold this man in the palm of Your hand.


32 posted on 11/10/2011 6:41:48 AM PST by kitkat (Obama, rope and chains)
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To: arbee4bush

I have a cousin who served in Korea.

We learned our lesson not to ask him about that experience. It MUST have been grim... if he even hears the word ‘Korea’, he walks out of the room.

I think that’s why I read the book. I wanted to know. But I know I could not ever discuss it with him.


33 posted on 11/10/2011 6:42:11 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: arbee4bush

Prayers for comfort and healing, and a heartfelt thank-you for your service to our country.


34 posted on 11/10/2011 6:43:34 AM PST by beethoven
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To: two23

God of all Comfort, welcome, comfort us in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. Let us experience your comforting
power O Lord; Your healing Power, Your Joy Lord. Thank you for turning around every ruin in our lives
into joy and gladness. Thank you for turning our deserts into beautiful and fruitful gardens like the garden of
Eden. Thank you Father. We declare that we are receiving your comforting love, your comforting peace,
your comforting provisions, in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. As we receive your comfort Lord, help us to
share the same with those that are hurting and in pain in Jesus Comforting Name, Amen.


35 posted on 11/10/2011 6:46:55 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: arbee4bush
Dan, there is no way we could ever thank you enough for your service. I know that you are in the toughest fight of your life and no matter how it turns out, you are a winner.

It appears you have done the right things, made the right choices, and obviously raised a wonderful family. Good Job Marine! May God hold you in the palm of His hand, my prayers are with you.

36 posted on 11/10/2011 6:50:58 AM PST by McGavin999 ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: arbee4bush

Prayers up!

I thank God daily for men like your father.


37 posted on 11/10/2011 6:59:53 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: arbee4bush
My father in law is one of the surviving "Frozen Chosin Few. He was also a Marine."

If your Dad ever went to any of the events they sometimes host they may know each other. Anyone who think the Chinese are our friends needs to talk to one of these veterans.

If your Dad would like his contact info. contact me through freepmail. Those guys are a pretty close knit group.

He told my wife that the commies had warmer field jackets then the Marines. He brought one home with a bullet hole in the front of it. He said it had kept him from freezing to death. She never asked how he got it.

The marine and army retreat from the Changjin (Chosin) reservoir in December, 1950, occurred in temperatures around zero degrees Fahrenheit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo.)

These are some of the 385 able-bodied survivors of the 2,500 army 7th Division men caught in a series of Chinese ambushes along the eastern shore of the Changjin (Chosin) reservoir in late November, 1950. (U.S. Marine Corps photo.

Chinese Communist infantry moving to an attack in Korea.

38 posted on 11/10/2011 7:06:43 AM PST by KDD (When the government boot is on your neck, it matters not whether it is the right boot or the left.)
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To: oh8eleven
Also recommended:

James F. Hallas, Killing Ground on Okinawa: The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill

Jay A. Jamieson, Once a Marine...Honoring the Life of My Father Captain Roger Jamieson, U.S.M.C.R., (Ret.)

The Marine Corps Museum near Quantico is very much worth visiting--it's right off the interstate just south of Triangle, VA, and it's free. Excellent exhibits, very informative. For "Frozen Chosin" you walk into a room that is specially chilled.

39 posted on 11/10/2011 7:18:44 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: arbee4bush

Prayers and thanks sent!


40 posted on 11/10/2011 7:28:59 AM PST by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: arbee4bush

Prayers for your father and your whole family. Semper Fi


41 posted on 11/10/2011 7:30:58 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: arbee4bush

Thank you for your service, Marine.

I voted yesterday and thought of “you,” and how “you” fought for my right to be free.

I am praying for you.


42 posted on 11/10/2011 7:34:56 AM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: arbee4bush

Tell him from this Airdale a very happy Marine Corps birthday and a meaningful Veterans Day tomorrow.

Colonel, USAFR


43 posted on 11/10/2011 7:40:58 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: arbee4bush; All

Please reply to arbee4bush, I was just the first FReeper to post to this thread.
Regards,
two23


44 posted on 11/10/2011 7:57:45 AM PST by two23 (Liberals Have Created a Culture of Lies)
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To: arbee4bush
Great tribute to your Dad....and bonus points because today is the Marine Corps Birthday!

Semper Fidelis (1966-72)

45 posted on 11/10/2011 8:04:53 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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Dad, I love you ...and I am so proud of you. Keep fighting Marine!
Rita


46 posted on 11/10/2011 8:14:01 AM PST by arbee4bush
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To: Verginius Rufus
The Marine Corps Museum near Quantico is very much worth visiting ...
Thanks, I was there a few years ago and was quite impressed.
In fact, today I'm wearing a USMC shirt that I bought there.
47 posted on 11/10/2011 8:19:44 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: arbee4bush

Prayers and a heartfelt thank you.


48 posted on 11/10/2011 8:21:04 AM PST by Dacula (When life gives you lemons, make apple juice and have people wonder how the hell you did it.)
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To: arbee4bush
Happy Birthday USMC! And special prayers today for my favorite Marine, the above-mentioned Dan, who also happens to be my Grandfather.
-Your strength and courage in your service to our great country in Korea leaves me with no doubt that you can overcome this cancer! Love you, Love you, Love you! -Kristen
49 posted on 11/10/2011 10:22:26 AM PST by KB4W
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To: KB4W
Grampa will love this post Girl-thank you! Hugs!.

Dan also has 13 grandkids (and 2 special deceased grandsons- Noah and Abraham) along with 5 great grandkids and two step great grandkids, all who are holding him up and praying him through this. Semper Fi Dad!

50 posted on 11/10/2011 10:38:38 AM PST by arbee4bush
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