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Andrew H. Card says " You guys(The FreeRepublic.com) are great!"
January 19, 2005 | The Glaswegian

Posted on 01/19/2005 5:47:42 AM PST by The Glaswegian

Andrew H. Card says, "You guys (The FreeRepublic.com) are great!"

I was greatly blessed yesterday to attend as an inaugural volunteer the Military Gala, I was, along with many other fine folks, given the privilege of assisting our wounded heroes from Walter Reed. During the event Andrew M. Card, The Chief of Staff to the President came into the Suite where we were watching the "Fantastic" show from. The corporate suites had been donated for the event so that the wounded servicemen and women could watch the show in comfort.

Mr. Card graciously introduced himself to me, and I told him I was an Inaugural Volunteer he then proceeded to spend time with the two wounded heroes and their families who were the honored guests of the President at the event.

As Mr. Card was about to leave I said to him, "Sir, do you have a moment?" He said "Sure" I told him that I wanted to thank he and the President for all they have done for our country and that I would like him to send Greetings to the The President from FreeRepublic.com!

As I said this he grabbed my hand again and said, " You guys are great, thank you for all you have done!" We chatted for a moment about FreeRepublic and he gave some personal comments about his knowledge of the FreeRepublic.com. Knowing how much it would mean to my fellow Freepers across the country, and particularly the DC Chapter, I asked him for his permission to post some details of our discussion on the FreeRepublic.com, he very graciously agreed, and then he reached into his pocket and gave me his personal business card.

Mr. Card appeared to have a very positive view of The FreeRepublic.com and was aware of some of our contributions to the political process. He was a very gracious and polite man and it was indeed my privilege to meet with him.

I would also like to say the true heroes of this event were the Service men and women and their families who attended. Particularly those who had been wounded, and those whom we honored who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. During the show my duties were to help escort wounded soldiers to their Suites and then during the event we gave them any assistance they needed, which was not much, as despite their serious injuries they were determined just to get on with life. I talked with several of these heroes, none of them seemed bitter, none seemed to be diminished in their love of country or their commitment to their comrades. They are true heroes.

In the suite we had two brave soldiers, Rosetta and Andrew. They gave me their permission to tell you a little of their story.

Rosetta, a Medic originally from Oklahoma, was with the 1-12 Cavalry and was injured in November in Sadr City in Iraq. The only women in her squad, a mortar hit her and her friend taking a cigarette break in the mess tent. Her friend was killed instantly, she survived but was severely wounded with multiple shrapnel wounds. Despite this she is battling on, and was looking forward to rejoining her unit.

Andrew, from Missouri and now North Carolina was with the North Carolina National Guard 120th Infantry.He was in Tuz, Iraq traveling in a Bradley which was hit by an RPG. He was in the turret, the crew survived, but he and his Lieutenant both lost a leg. Andrew would not let us help much, he was very positive and was looking forward to going back to North Carolina when he had finished rehabilitation.

May God Bless Rosetta and Andrew, and all the wounded warriors, and their families and grant them a healthy and speedy recovery!

I cannot tell you what a privilege it was for me to help these two HEROES in my small way. I will be forwarding the thread link to both the soldiers.

While in the Suite the person responsible for coordinating special events for the seriously wounded at Walter Reed Hospital came by to visit her two warriors. While she was there I offered my help to assist when needed at other events. She was pleased to accept. I plan on taking some of the boys whom I coach on my U18 soccer team with me to help as well. If any Freepers are interested in helping in the DC area you may freepmail me.

This was a simply superb event, all of the volunteers and the Presidential Inaugural Committee Staff were professional and worked hard to make this a seamless production, and they succeeded. Most of all the country should be so proud of the Men and Women who serve, their sacrifice is incalculable. May God bless them and the nation for which they serve! Please pray for our troops!


TOPICS: Breaking News; Free Republic
KEYWORDS: aar; andrewhcard; congrats; fr; freerepublic; freerepubliccom; inaguration; iraq; presidentbush; soldiers; whitehouse
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1 posted on 01/19/2005 5:47:47 AM PST by The Glaswegian
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To: The Glaswegian

Hi Mr.Card!


2 posted on 01/19/2005 5:50:39 AM PST by Dog
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To: The Glaswegian

Mr. Card, you're pretty darn great yourself. Doubly true for your boss.


3 posted on 01/19/2005 5:50:47 AM PST by Petronski (Alles klar, Herr Kommissar?)
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To: The Glaswegian

You gave me goosebumps.


4 posted on 01/19/2005 5:51:00 AM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: The Glaswegian

You have Mr. Card's card? How cool is that?


5 posted on 01/19/2005 5:51:46 AM PST by Petronski (Alles klar, Herr Kommissar?)
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To: The Glaswegian

WOOHOO! YES :-)


6 posted on 01/19/2005 5:51:48 AM PST by William of Orange (This tagline brought to you by John Kerry and the Kool-Aid Kollective...)
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To: The Glaswegian

Thank you for your post!


7 posted on 01/19/2005 5:52:23 AM PST by BlueAngel
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To: Petronski

bttt


8 posted on 01/19/2005 5:52:47 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: The Glaswegian

Great story. Thanks for sharing.


9 posted on 01/19/2005 5:53:42 AM PST by LeeHarvey
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To: Petronski

Oh, by the way, Mr. Card, if you need any help at the White House, I'm available immediately. Plus, I've seen many episodes of "The West Wing," so I know my way around the facilities. ;O)


10 posted on 01/19/2005 5:53:50 AM PST by Petronski (Alles klar, Herr Kommissar?)
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To: The Glaswegian

cool! Did he say he is a member? lurker? I sometimes wonder if there are members here in important positions of government.


12 posted on 01/19/2005 5:53:58 AM PST by Jay777 (Never met a wise man, if so it's a woman. Kurt Cobain)
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To: The Glaswegian; Howlin; Mo1; Peach; cyncooper; Miss Marple; rintense; MJY1288; Dog; Pukin Dog; ...

Thank you, Glaswegian! Ping to my fellow-freepers...


13 posted on 01/19/2005 5:54:01 AM PST by txrangerette
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To: Snapping Turtle

This will make your day!


15 posted on 01/19/2005 5:55:42 AM PST by Rabid Dog (Make a difference in your community - Join your local Free Republic Chapter!)
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To: The Glaswegian

God Bless our troops, their families, and all those who support them.


16 posted on 01/19/2005 5:56:12 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Why are you looking here? No tagline)
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To: The Glaswegian

Thanks so much for this post. Mr. Card, we are quite fond and proud of you. Our best to the boss.


17 posted on 01/19/2005 5:56:20 AM PST by Bahbah
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To: The Glaswegian
Thanks for posting this excellent report, The Glaswegian!

My sincerest expressions of gratitude to Rosetta and Andrew, to our other servicemen and women, and to the President, too.

18 posted on 01/19/2005 5:56:45 AM PST by syriacus (Was Margaret Hassan murdered because she could have testified about the oil for food corruption?)
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To: The Glaswegian

Great report, Glas! Thanks, for lending a hand to the troops.


19 posted on 01/19/2005 5:56:49 AM PST by rabidralph (Keep your laws off my money.)
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To: The Glaswegian

You have Card's card, heh heh.


20 posted on 01/19/2005 5:56:52 AM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: BillF; kristinn

pinging you guys to ping the DC chapter!!


21 posted on 01/19/2005 5:56:55 AM PST by Hoodlum91
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To: TexKat; Gucho; Ernest_at_the_Beach; MEG33; gatorbait; PhilDragoo; potlatch; struwwelpeter; ...

America ping news information Thank you


22 posted on 01/19/2005 5:56:57 AM PST by anonymoussierra (Quo Vadis Domine? Quo Vadis? Thank you)
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To: The Glaswegian

What a great post! Thanks for sharing........and Hello, Mr. Card!!! We love the Bush Administration....every last one of you, especially President Bush and Laura!


23 posted on 01/19/2005 5:57:09 AM PST by Carolinamom
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To: Jay777
Did he say he is a member?

Doubtful. But im sure he is well aware of the organizational effort FR has undertaken to further the conservative cause befire and during the Bush administration.

I wouldnt be suprised if the press secretary's office has someone signed up to lurk.

24 posted on 01/19/2005 5:57:20 AM PST by smith288 (I have posted over 10,000 times. The more I post, the more intelligent you become!)
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To: Jay777

Yes, they are here, so be careful who you mouth off to :-)


25 posted on 01/19/2005 5:57:45 AM PST by rabidralph (Keep your laws off my money.)
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To: The Glaswegian

WOW!!!! God Bless Them!!! I just love those men and women so much. I do hope they know that no matter what, we are standing right beside them.


26 posted on 01/19/2005 5:57:58 AM PST by Beeline40@aol.com (What is an Esthetician...?)
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To: TonyRo76

The real West Wing must be a very cool place indeed, since it is not burdened with all those sanctimonious, creepy leftists from "The West Wing."


27 posted on 01/19/2005 5:58:22 AM PST by Petronski (Alles klar, Herr Kommissar?)
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To: The Glaswegian

Thanks for the after action report.

Thanks for your efforts on behalf of our defenders.

Thanks for coming to America.


28 posted on 01/19/2005 5:58:29 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Crush your enemies; see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women - Conan)
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To: Petronski

I can tone down my rhetoric, Mr. Card, if I am called upon to serve.


29 posted on 01/19/2005 5:58:57 AM PST by Petronski (Alles klar, Herr Kommissar?)
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To: The Glaswegian

Kudo's, Scotsman. Thanks for serving for us.


30 posted on 01/19/2005 5:59:16 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: The Glaswegian
Vanity:-)

Great post....and thank you for spending time with our service men and women.

31 posted on 01/19/2005 5:59:53 AM PST by Drango (Tag lines must be registered before approval.)
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To: Petronski

Especially all those cries of "I HOPE YOU BLEACHED THIS!" around the Oval Office.


32 posted on 01/19/2005 6:00:13 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: The Glaswegian


Free Republic Rocks!
God Bless America!

33 posted on 01/19/2005 6:00:16 AM PST by The Mayor (God is the only ally we can always count on.)
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To: The Glaswegian

Thank you for helping out a few of our brave servicemen and women and for passing along our greetings.


34 posted on 01/19/2005 6:00:35 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good" HRC 6/28/2004)
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To: The Glaswegian
Howdy Mr.Card!
35 posted on 01/19/2005 6:01:38 AM PST by Dallas59 ("A weak peace is worse than war" - Tacitus)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ping


36 posted on 01/19/2005 6:02:04 AM PST by martin_fierro (Holder of an M.A. Degree in The Obvious)
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To: The Glaswegian

Tell Andy to come home so he can run for the Senate against John Kerry.


37 posted on 01/19/2005 6:02:29 AM PST by Andy'smom
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To: The Glaswegian

Thank you for being there in service for our wounded military heros and a sterling representative of Free Republic.


38 posted on 01/19/2005 6:02:54 AM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: The Glaswegian
Hello, Mr. Card!

Please tell the President and the whole administration how MUCH they are appreciated!

Tell Mr. Rove that I hope he had a GREAT birthday (we share the same b-day).

Do you ever see Ari much anymore?

AND...THANKS FOR STAYING ON FOR ANOTHER FOUR! I know your work must completely take over your life--what little is your own anymore. Please know that we all really appreciate your fine service to our WONDERFUL President, and this great Country! (Big time! ;-)

God Bless you, Sir!

NordP (www.pledgewear.com) – I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE.

39 posted on 01/19/2005 6:03:10 AM PST by NordP (MAY YOUR DREAMS COME ALIVE IN 2005!)
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To: Andy'smom

you tell him, you're his mom! ; )


40 posted on 01/19/2005 6:03:20 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: The Glaswegian
"You guys(The FreeRepublic.com) are great!"


41 posted on 01/19/2005 6:04:11 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: MissAmericanPie

I wish I had his email address....so that I could direct him to "interesting" threads....yep!!!


42 posted on 01/19/2005 6:04:18 AM PST by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: The Glaswegian; Jim Robinson; Bob J; mhking; MeekOneGOP

Ping.


43 posted on 01/19/2005 6:04:34 AM PST by steveegg (The secret goal of lieberals - to ensure that no future generation can possibly equal theirs.)
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To: The Glaswegian
Andrew Card is PURE class....................just like his BOSS!

Thanks for this incredible report! FReepers ROCK!

44 posted on 01/19/2005 6:04:43 AM PST by ohioWfan (Have you PRAYED for your President today?)
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To: The Glaswegian
As I said this he grabbed my hand again and said, " You guys are great, thank you for all you have done!" We chatted for a moment about FreeRepublic and he gave some personal comments about his knowledge of the FreeRepublic.com.

Did he mention anything about the CBS "memos" controversy?

45 posted on 01/19/2005 6:05:05 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: The Glaswegian

The Bush administration ROCKS! True patriots all.


46 posted on 01/19/2005 6:05:05 AM PST by jamaly
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To: The Glaswegian

Thanks for telling your story!


47 posted on 01/19/2005 6:05:08 AM PST by kcvl
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To: The Glaswegian

That is a great story! God bless our troops and all who support them.


48 posted on 01/19/2005 6:05:24 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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To: The Glaswegian
Great post and God Bless all our troops and our leader.

This is what the dims don't get. The behind the scenes things that are done with no cameras and no photo ops. This is why we love our Guy!

49 posted on 01/19/2005 6:05:57 AM PST by CAluvdubya (From the RED part of California)
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To: The Glaswegian
I love Andy Card.

Of course, let's not be self-effacing. We really are great.

50 posted on 01/19/2005 6:06:17 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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