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To: larryjohnson
There used to be a military base there but now the Marine Military Academy occupies the site. That's in Harlingen... near the tip of Texas. Corpus Christi is farther north and San Antonio is a lot farther north.

that old base in Harlingen Texas that is now the Academy has the original "cast" of the Iwo Jima Memorial which was donated to the school by the sculptor and Harlan Block's remains were transfered to the school by permission of the family who felt the school and memorial would be a fitting place to honor him. Any Freepers that are in the South Texas Area should visit Harlingen, Texas and the memorial site. It's very impressive to see that not all the young men in this country opt for an easy road. The small museum has interesting relics from Marine Corp history.

I'm very proud of the school.......... as any alumni would be of his alma mater. ;-)

8 posted on 11/14/2003 6:55:44 AM PST by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is .)
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To: Dick Vomer
Thanks
12 posted on 11/14/2003 11:39:40 AM PST by larryjohnson (USAF(Ret))
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