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..Holiday Appeal for Walter Reed Hospital Soldiers - JOE GALLOWAY
JOE GALLOWAY ^ | 11/26/2003 | JOE GALLOWAY

Posted on 11/26/2003 9:10:03 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE

NEVER FORGET

A Holiday Greeting from 'WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE and YOUNG' Co-Author JOSEPH GALLOWAY:

Friends:

As we head into the holidays it is time to think of the airplanes which land every night at Andrews AB outside Washington carrying 12 to 15 wounded soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq bound for Walter Reed Army Hospital.

Many are evacuated straight out of the field with no possessions. They need some of the smaller things to make life a little easier.

A list of what is needed and where to send it is attached.

GOD Bless Them.

JOE GALLOWAY

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The American Red Cross at Walter Reed is looking for incidentals/comfort items for sick and wounded Armed Forces Personnel now recuperating at the hospital. When someone stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere is wounded or falls ill, they're immediately evacuated and eventually end up stateside. It takes weeks for their personnnel effects to catch up with them.

Things that the Red Cross is asking for are:

telephone cares of at least 30 minutes / rolling luggage (small), totes, carry-ons / individually wrapped snacks / magazines / notepads, pens / playing cards and games / sweat pants and shirts (all sizes) /

All items should be addressed to:

ATTN: Barbara Green / Walter Reed Army Medical Center / 6900 Georgia Ave, N.W. / Washington, DC 20307-5001 /

Checks should be made out to the American Red Cross.

For more information, call (202) 782-2080 or e-mail Barbara.Green.1@AMEDD.army.mil

NEVER FORGET


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NEVER FORGET

Many Thanks to our Hero Soldiers for their protecting us and making us the HOME OF THE BRAVE...

...and to those who support them.

Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer / Vet-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965

NEVER FORGET

1 posted on 11/26/2003 9:10:04 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; VOA; Fred Mertz; risk; sport; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; onyx; Republic; ...
NEVER FORGET


JOESEPH GALLOWAY is the only Civilian to ever receive a Bronze Star for Valor. His insightful Knight-Ridder Columns in a new Time of War can be accessed at our U.S. 7th Cavalry Website:

http://www.lzxray.com


NEVER FORGET
2 posted on 11/26/2003 9:14:12 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Most excellent post, thank you
3 posted on 11/26/2003 9:20:10 AM PST by af_vet_1981
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Good idea Ronnie, thank you.
4 posted on 11/26/2003 9:24:09 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
How did he get a Bronze Star? Is there anyplace we can read about it? Boy, what a fantastic honor for a civilian, to be able to serve his country in that way.
5 posted on 11/26/2003 9:25:28 AM PST by Capriole (Foi vainquera)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; kristinn; tgslTakoma
Thanks for the timely post. Members of the DC Chapter will be going to Walter Reed tomorrow to deliver some cheerful greetings to some of our troops. This list is helpful.
6 posted on 11/26/2003 9:26:05 AM PST by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: MJY1288; TruthNtegrity
Ping.
7 posted on 11/26/2003 9:45:49 AM PST by Lucy Lake
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To: Matthew James; SLB; river rat; patton; Coop; Freee-dame; maica
God Bless the Purple Heart Troops!
8 posted on 11/26/2003 9:50:27 AM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Angelwood
Good for you, Angelwood! You folks are simply the best.
9 posted on 11/26/2003 9:51:20 AM PST by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; rintense; MJY1288; RedBloodedAmerican; twyn1; kitkat; justshe; ladyinred; lonestar; ..
Ping
10 posted on 11/26/2003 10:05:35 AM PST by Mo1
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To: Capriole; All
According to the "Joe's Biography" Link on his Knight Ridder Columns Section on:

http://www.lzxray.com

...JOE GALLOWAY was awarded his Bronze Star with V on May 1, 1998 for his rescuing wounded soldiers at the Battle of the IA DRANG Valley in November 1965. He is the only Civilian to receive such an Award during the Vietnam War.

Thank you for asking.

ALOHA RONNIE
11 posted on 11/26/2003 10:05:37 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: Angelwood; kristinn; Mo1
...Thank you for being there for us tomorrow on Thanksgiving Day supporting our Heroes.

...I understand that some of the injured there are from that Chinook Helicopter recently downed in Iraq.

...For a Photo of one of our Chinook Helicopters in action at the Beginning of the Vietanam War...

See the 1st Photo of Collection Set #1:


'RONNIE GUYER PHOTO COLLECTION'

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm



12 posted on 11/26/2003 10:14:37 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
You are correct...besides the soldiers that were being transported on that Chinook, the two surviving crewmembers are at WR.....my hubby is their 1sgt and they are with the 106AVN.
13 posted on 11/26/2003 10:21:46 AM PST by mystery-ak (GodSpeed, Mike.)
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To: Capriole
How did he get a Bronze Star? Is there anyplace we can read about it?

Try the book, by Galloway himself and Hal Moore, "We Were Soldiers Once, And Young". Then go rent the movie with Mel Gibson playing Hal Moore and Barry Pepper playing Joe Galloway. Then you'll begin to understand. To paraphrase Sgt.Maj.Plumley, played by Sam Elliot, "there were no noncombatants in that place". And to quote General Moore, "Hollywood finally got it right"

Not that the movie is 100% faithful to the book, it's not, but from those I've known who were there, they got the essence of pretty well down.

14 posted on 11/26/2003 10:25:14 AM PST by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; bentfeather; Fawnn; Bethbg79; ...
Holiday Appeal for Walter Reed Hospital Soldiers PING

Please distibute this information.

ALOHA RONNIE : Thank You
15 posted on 11/26/2003 10:53:19 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; A Citizen Reporter; ABG(anybody but Gore); Angelwood; arazitjh; b4its2late; ...
Thanks so much for letting us know of this need, Ronnie. I'm sure FReepers will respond.

Can we send cards to Any Soldier at that same address? What's the best way to handle that?

16 posted on 11/26/2003 10:56:28 AM PST by kayak (The Vast, Right-Wing Conspiracy is truly Vast! [JohnHuang2])
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To: JohnHuang2; MeeknMing; mhking; Brad's Gramma; TexasCowboy; nutmeg; Ragtime Cowgirl
Mega-ping list time.
17 posted on 11/26/2003 10:58:52 AM PST by kayak (The Vast, Right-Wing Conspiracy is truly Vast! [JohnHuang2])
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks Ronnie, will do!
18 posted on 11/26/2003 11:01:46 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Holiday Appeal for Walter Reed Hospital Soldiers ~ Bump!
19 posted on 11/26/2003 11:02:57 AM PST by blackie
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To: kayak; ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks for the ping, kay.

Thanks for the post, AH.

Saving for later use.

20 posted on 11/26/2003 11:06:18 AM PST by lysie
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
BTTT...great idea in the spirit of Thanksgiving!! Thanks to all the active duty folks--and Vets--who have sacrificed so much to keep US safe!!

FReegards...MUD

21 posted on 11/26/2003 11:09:36 AM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Checks should be made out to the American Red Cross.

That way it's easier for them to take their cut. Send Items. They will make it to the hospital in one piece

22 posted on 11/26/2003 11:22:48 AM PST by kaboom
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To: Mo1
I just got back from visiting a couple of soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital, Sgt. Gerald Santos & Spec. Chad Baetke. There are lots of injured soldiers at WRAMC that need our support
23 posted on 11/26/2003 11:27:40 AM PST by MJY1288 (The Democrats Have Reached Rock Bottom and The Digging Continues)
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To: kayak; HoustonCurmudgeon; Flyer; Allegra; Humidston; Eaker; humblegunner; Brad's Gramma; ...
HEY Y'ALL!

If y'all will send the playing cards, I'll pay the shipping!
I'll bet they'd love to have two or three hundred decks from Harrah's in Lake Charles!

Send me the bill at:

cob1@addr.com

Thanks, y'all, and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

24 posted on 11/26/2003 11:43:11 AM PST by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: MJY1288
Thank you Mike .. Did the hospital say if there is anything else the soldiers need?
25 posted on 11/26/2003 11:45:18 AM PST by Mo1
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To: Travis McGee
BTTT
26 posted on 11/26/2003 11:45:49 AM PST by Matthew James (SPEARHEAD!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks Aloha Ronnie. I'm sending this message out on my e-mail list in a couple of minutes.
27 posted on 11/26/2003 11:46:06 AM PST by tillacum (Today we give thanks for our brave,our best, volunteer military. Godbless Each and Everyone of them)
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To: kaboom
Send Items. They will make it to the hospital in one piece

And hopefully they won't charge them for the donated items!!!!!

28 posted on 11/26/2003 11:51:39 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama
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To: Capriole
Rent a copy of "We Were Soldiers" and you'll see Galloway reluctantly pick up an M-16 and defend the wounded at the 7th Cav's aid station and single-handedly carry a wounded soldier to a huey for medevac. Oh and grab a box of Kleenex, too. It's a tearjerker.
29 posted on 11/26/2003 11:56:18 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Daddy, how many US soldiers have to die in defense of Freedom? Daughter, if necessary, all but 9.)
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To: Mo1
I asked them that and the young army doctor smiled real wide and said you're here, go asked them :-)

I asked Sgt. Santos and he said he was being treated very well and couldn't think of anything he needed, I looked around and all I could suggest is reading material

30 posted on 11/26/2003 12:04:51 PM PST by MJY1288 (The Democrats Have Reached Rock Bottom and The Digging Continues)
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To: MEG33
bttt
31 posted on 11/26/2003 12:06:18 PM PST by MEG33
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To: MJY1288
Thank you Mike, I'll have to head out to the store in a bit and put a package together to mail off

I just wish there was more that I could do for them

God Bless them all
32 posted on 11/26/2003 12:07:28 PM PST by Mo1
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To: TexasCowboy; humblegunner
Wow, is this a coincidence or what? I bet 'Gunner can expedite them.
33 posted on 11/26/2003 12:13:48 PM PST by Flyer (This tag line contains 0 carbohydrates)
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To: 4TheFlag; Aeronaut; ALOHA RONNIE; AntiJen; Aquamarine; AuntB; AZ Flyboy; Beach_Babe; BeachBelle; ...
                       
BUMPITY PING!

My apologies for multiple ping recipients!

34 posted on 11/26/2003 12:25:29 PM PST by Johnny Gage (The Floggings will continue, until morale improves!)
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To: Johnny Gage
BTTT!!!!!
35 posted on 11/26/2003 12:28:11 PM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Johnny Gage
Bump!

36 posted on 11/26/2003 12:30:43 PM PST by Darksheare (Even as we speak, my 100,000 killer wombat army marches forth)
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To: Johnny Gage
Bump
37 posted on 11/26/2003 12:37:18 PM PST by SAMWolf (Everything was different before it changed.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
All Gave Some
Some Gave All

38 posted on 11/26/2003 12:50:04 PM PST by A Navy Vet (government is the problem, not the solution!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; VOA; Coop; MJY1288; Calpernia; Grampa Dave; anniegetyourgun; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Thank you, Ronnie. Happy Thanksgiving.

A Holiday Greeting from 'WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE and YOUNG' Co-Author JOSEPH GALLOWAY:

Friends:

As we head into the holidays it is time to think of the airplanes which land every night at Andrews AB outside Washington carrying 12 to 15 wounded soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq bound for Walter Reed Army Hospital.

Many are evacuated straight out of the field with no possessions. They need some of the smaller things to make life a little easier.

A list of what is needed and where to send it is attached....

Y How we can help.

39 posted on 11/26/2003 1:07:54 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl ("The world needs to pull itself together." ~ Conde Rice)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Happy Holidays!
40 posted on 11/26/2003 1:12:12 PM PST by blackie
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
btt
41 posted on 11/26/2003 1:26:49 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Capriole
How did he get a Bronze Star?

By being the anti-Dan Rather.
And a lot more like Ernie Pyle.

(Other posters have given you the factual reasons for the award.)
42 posted on 11/26/2003 1:36:08 PM PST by VOA
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Ragtime Cowgirl, the "How we can help" that looks like a link doesn't work (at least not on my PC).
Just letting you know if that's a good resource.
43 posted on 11/26/2003 1:39:27 PM PST by VOA
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To: Flyer; TexasCowboy
I bet 'Gunner can expedite them.

Darn right I could.. I can work it so's we can take advantage of
my LTL discount rate and get 60% off. I'ts no trouble at all as I get
daily pickup at the dock from several major carriers and package carriers, too.

I envision the cards shipping on a small wrapped pallet, though.

I'd be most pleased to ship 'em.

44 posted on 11/26/2003 1:47:54 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Johnny Gage
bump
45 posted on 11/26/2003 2:17:57 PM PST by Soaring Feather (Don't burn the bird!!)
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To: Johnny Gage
btt
46 posted on 11/26/2003 2:19:03 PM PST by GailA (Millington Rally for America after action http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872519/posts)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
A few gift suggestions from a guy who was medivac'ed once:

1) Radio's
2) Small TV's ( I recommend small 50 dollar jobbies that can be seen at bedside, or battery powered ones- Sams sells a good version)
3) Warm hospital robes
4) House-shoes
5) Tape players, CD's, casettes
6) Lots of moral support and love

Hope this helps...I'm putting together a package today
47 posted on 11/26/2003 2:22:12 PM PST by judicial meanz (Al Qaeda ...feared by democratic girlymen and camels alike)
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To: humblegunner
Gunner, I'd love to help, but I'm on a job in South Texas.
I can sure help with the expense, though!
Just tell me how much and where to send it!

Thanks, pard! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

48 posted on 11/26/2003 2:26:20 PM PST by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: MJY1288
If you would send me your address via freepmail, I will send several calling cards for you to give to the guys. That way I know they will get them. Thanks
49 posted on 11/26/2003 2:28:14 PM PST by calawah98
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
I just e-mailed my daughter, and made a copy for myself. This looks like a good project for her as one of the requirements on her way to the Gold Award! I'll talk to her about it tonight.

Is she supposed to contact the Red Cross before asking for donations of things?

50 posted on 11/26/2003 2:34:51 PM PST by SuziQ
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