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"Only Marines Touched That Casket"
Marine Corps League ^ | 01/05/07 | Gerneral Richard Cody - Vice Chief of the U. S. Army

Posted on 01/25/2007 8:53:45 PM PST by stylin19a

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Semper Fi

1 posted on 01/25/2007 8:53:47 PM PST by stylin19a
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2 posted on 01/25/2007 8:54:55 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: freema
ping....

this was in today's issue of my monthly Marine Corps League newsletter

Thought you might like it
3 posted on 01/25/2007 8:55:59 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: Cailleach

ping


4 posted on 01/25/2007 8:56:36 PM PST by kalee (No burka for me....EVER!)
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To: stylin19a


TAPS


Welcome Home

5 posted on 01/25/2007 8:58:17 PM PST by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: stylin19a

Outstanding!

Semper Fi


6 posted on 01/25/2007 8:58:26 PM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: stylin19a

Prayers lifted.

Glad my home town did him proud.


7 posted on 01/25/2007 8:58:54 PM PST by TASMANIANRED
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To: stylin19a

I don't remember how many years ago it was, but it was the week that the lewinsky story broke I attended a funeral for a friend of mine at Arlington. My friend had been in the Army Air Corps in WW II. Got out, got a job with the city of L.A. and enlisted in the infrantry for Korea. Got dinged in Korea, treated at the 4077th MASH.

He was buried by the "OLD GUARD", and they did it right for him. It was the first time I'd been to Arlington and seen the "OLD GUARD" do the service for a soldier. As a Marine, I was impressed. Good to see this Army General Officer appreciates how we take care of our own. Semper Fi


8 posted on 01/25/2007 9:05:19 PM PST by stumpy
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To: stylin19a

Some Army folk performed honors at my grandfather's funeral. It really brought a feeling of reverence and inspiration to see those young men and women treat a man they had never met with so much respect and loyalty.


9 posted on 01/25/2007 9:18:39 PM PST by sirdudly
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To: stylin19a
Toby Keith's Arlington video.
10 posted on 01/25/2007 9:19:33 PM PST by Nomorjer Kinov (If the opposite of "pro" is "con" , what is the opposite of progress?)
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To: SandRat

Ping


11 posted on 01/25/2007 9:20:14 PM PST by magslinger (LOST-My tagline. It's short, and incredibly funny. If you find it please FReepmail Magslinger.)
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To: Nomorjer Kinov
Toby Keith ???

I mean Trace Adkins, sheesh and g'night.

12 posted on 01/25/2007 9:21:16 PM PST by Nomorjer Kinov (If the opposite of "pro" is "con" , what is the opposite of progress?)
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"There were about 70 of us who had just left the aircraft, still in the terminal watching this entire ceremony for about 40 minutes. "

Fortunately the plane didn't need to fly out again in half an hour.


13 posted on 01/25/2007 10:08:23 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Kirkwood

What does that mean.


14 posted on 01/25/2007 10:19:34 PM PST by fatima
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To: stylin19a
Marine Corps Hymn

Played on the bagpipes.

15 posted on 01/25/2007 10:29:18 PM PST by skimask (People who care what you do don't matter.......People who matter don't care what you do.)
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To: stylin19a

Thank you


16 posted on 01/25/2007 10:41:09 PM PST by Greystoke
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To: stylin19a

God bless our troops!


17 posted on 01/25/2007 11:40:06 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: BartMan1; Nailbiter

ping


18 posted on 01/25/2007 11:51:19 PM PST by IncPen (When Al Gore Finished the Internet, he invented Global Warming)
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To: stylin19a
Thanks for the post. Two days ago I arose at oh darkthirty to deliver a young kinsman to the tender mercies of Recruit Depot, San Diego.

God bless'em all.

19 posted on 01/26/2007 12:05:52 AM PST by investigateworld (Abortion stops a beating heart)
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Semper Fi
20 posted on 01/26/2007 1:55:10 AM PST by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: stylin19a; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; Ajnin; ...

Semper Fi.


21 posted on 01/26/2007 2:19:52 AM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8...down to 2...GWB, we hardly knew ye...)
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To: stylin19a
I was an army escort in '68. Had to almost slink on the plane with my arm band on. Thank God this time around a little respect is being shown. Screw the Media and LBJ. Enough said. I volunteered for the job and was proud of what I was doing for my fellow draftees. I have a lot of sad memories of that time.
22 posted on 01/26/2007 2:20:46 AM PST by primatreat (Alzheimer's glory is knocking at my door: Soon I will be able to post no more...Shit..)
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To: stylin19a

Great story...Semper Fi.


23 posted on 01/26/2007 2:32:58 AM PST by SWEETSUNNYSOUTH
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To: investigateworld

Welcome to the family, investigateworld.


24 posted on 01/26/2007 2:45:39 AM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: primatreat

My son currently serves on a post and area honor guard for the US Army. I will have an update on that duty, probably in April.


25 posted on 01/26/2007 2:46:31 AM PST by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: stylin19a

Now if we could ever impress upon the democrap politicians and the limp wrist republican politicians that vote with them the importance of the mission in which these warriors are engaged.

LCPL RushLake USMC is on duty today.


26 posted on 01/26/2007 2:57:01 AM PST by RushLake (I neutered my dog; now he's a liberal.)
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To: stylin19a

Great job stylin19a.
Thanks for the tears .


27 posted on 01/26/2007 3:04:28 AM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: stylin19a
no i didn't do a search

Harpies can pound snad.

28 posted on 01/26/2007 4:54:14 AM PST by Doctor Raoul ("BOAT PEOPLE" - The result of the last time the Democrats stabbed our allies in the back.)
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To: stylin19a

Thank you! Bump for an awesome post...


29 posted on 01/26/2007 5:09:52 AM PST by COBOL2Java ("No stronger retrograde force exists in the world" - Winston Churchill on Islam)
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To: stylin19a; Doctor Raoul
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Harpies can pound sand.

What Doctor Raoul said....and emphasized.

God Bless 'em all.

30 posted on 01/26/2007 5:19:40 AM PST by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: stylin19a
I should have known better than to read a thread like this less than two weeks after we buried my dad at Ft. Logan National Cemetary. Oh well, that's what klenex is for.

I had never been to a burial for a serviceman before but I was much impressed by how it was handled by the people at Ft. Logan. I almost lost it when the honor guard presented the flag to my mom. Dad wasn't one who talked about his service, but that was typical of many of his generation who served. They did it, and that was that. That's not to say he wasn't proud of it. It's obvious to me by his request to be buried at Ft. Logan that he was proud of his service.

Thanks for posting this article.

31 posted on 01/26/2007 5:41:30 AM PST by Pablo64 (Ask me about my alpacas!)
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To: stylin19a

Semper Fi


32 posted on 01/26/2007 5:43:12 AM PST by Leatherneck_MT (In a world where Carpenters come back from the dead, ALL things are possible.)
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To: Pablo64

I went my Uncle's funeral at Arlington, 21 gun salute, flag presentation, taps. It was one of the most emotional experiences of my life.


33 posted on 01/26/2007 5:49:47 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (A Muslim soldier can never be loyal to a non-Muslim commander.)
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They asked us if we wanted someone to play taps, but I knew I would lose it if they did. Since dad did not retire from the service they would not do the gun salute, but that was fine with us. The cemetary was beautiful, especially with bright sunshine and a fresh new falling of snow, and the service was reverant and touching. I took one picture that I will cherish just after it was over. It was dad's casket inside the outdoor shelter with all the bronze plaques representing each branch of service above it.


34 posted on 01/26/2007 6:03:09 AM PST by Pablo64 (Ask me about my alpacas!)
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I went my Uncle's funeral at Arlington, 21 gun salute, flag presentation, taps. It was one of the most emotional experiences of my life.

I am proud that 1235 caskets in Arlington have my fingerprints on them.

35 posted on 01/26/2007 6:06:16 AM PST by chesty_puller (USMC 70-73 3MAF VN 70-71 US Army 75-79 3d Inf Old Guard)
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To: stylin19a
There were about 70 of us who had just left the aircraft, still in the terminal watching this entire ceremony for about 40 minutes. I will say, not a dry eye in the place and many, many snivels. The Corps really treated their own with respect.

Obviously not any Marxist-Stalinist-Leninist-Homosexual loving Liberal Socialist Dimocrats stopped to watch. Those pigs had to hurry on to get a beer and some finger-food.

As for the Army not having a saying or even a song like the Corps song, that was one thing that I actually always wondered why someone in the Army had never come up with a decent song and saying for the Army. But, I can only think that it was because the Army was always a conscripted Army at times, where the Corps, Navy and now Air Force have always been something that you joined. Yes, you can join the Army also, but, during the draft days, many more were drafted to the Army than the other services. Thus, I guess only, that the Army being a conscripted Army in the days that the Corps came up with their song and saying, just did not have that magic allure that the Corps and Navy did. I love the Corps song. Even the Air Force song, is great, and the Navy's anchors away is great also.

36 posted on 01/26/2007 6:15:23 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Marxis-Dimocrats stand for everything I hate and wish to see destroyed, including them!)
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To: chesty_puller

If you were there in '91 you may have been one of the attendants.


37 posted on 01/26/2007 6:19:55 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (A Muslim soldier can never be loyal to a non-Muslim commander.)
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To: Pablo64

"They asked us if we wanted someone to play taps, but I knew I would lose it if they did."

Happens to me every time.


38 posted on 01/26/2007 6:21:28 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (A Muslim soldier can never be loyal to a non-Muslim commander.)
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First time I had seen that. That was nice. Thank you for a very sad, but inspiring video.
39 posted on 01/26/2007 6:23:00 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Marxis-Dimocrats stand for everything I hate and wish to see destroyed, including them!)
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A beautiful post, thanks for sharing it.... Click on the link and go to post 73, pictures following.SmileyCentral.com http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1769402/posts?q=1&&page=73
40 posted on 01/26/2007 6:30:41 AM PST by EmilyGeiger
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

It does that to a lot of people. When I was in college, the band was asked to come and play for the VFW at a flag burning ceremony (retiring old worn out flags). We played the National Anthem and other patriotic songs. When they asked us if we could have someone blow taps when they started burning the flags, our band director grabbed two of our trumpet players and sent one of them running all the way across to the other side of the fairgrounds where we were to stand just out of sight. His job was to echo the first trumpet player from a distance when he heard him play. The effect was incredibly moving. I remember people in the stands sobbing out loud.


41 posted on 01/26/2007 6:32:07 AM PST by Pablo64 (Ask me about my alpacas!)
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To: primatreat

I have a lot of sad memories of that time.....


Very sorry about that, God bless you for your service.


42 posted on 01/26/2007 6:32:26 AM PST by EmilyGeiger
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To: primatreat

Thank you.


43 posted on 01/26/2007 6:39:41 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: stylin19a

thanks for the post, very moving

Semper Fi


44 posted on 01/26/2007 6:45:20 AM PST by fnord (MSM: looking forward to the day when we won't talk about race, while always bringing up the subject)
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To: stylin19a
Thanks.

Had a similar situation on a flight into Charleston S.C. last year for a soldier.

The soldiers CO, a Captain, was escorting his soldier back from Iraq. The Captain was a strong black man, looking like he was chiseled out of onyx stone. Saw him in the terminal area in Atlanta, waiting quietly after the casket was put aboard the aircraft.

After waiting (and trying not to let my eyes leak!) went over to him, stuck out my hand and said "Thank you for your service, your fidelity to the nation and for doing this, the toughest mission their is, escorting one of your own home to his family for the last time." He nodded and said "Thank you, sir."

When we arrived at Charleston, the pilot of the aircraft announced that the Captain was aboard the aircraft and the Captains mission and requested that the Captain be allowed to leave the aircraft first and escort the body. All the passengers sat in silent respect as the Captain got up from his seat and moved to the front of the cabin. When he reached the front of the plane, he turned around and nodded a "thank you" to the passengers. The plane applauded him as he left. On the Tarmac, a hearse from a local funeral parlor was waiting, along with an Honor Guard, who extracted the casket and placed it into the hearse. The Captain met with the small family. White family, black officer, in Charleston South Carolina. The embrace they gave him brought those on my side of the aircraft to tears. Once the hearse moved away, then the plane emptied out, with quite a few red eyes and sniffles.
45 posted on 01/26/2007 7:19:30 AM PST by Mr. Jazzy (VPD of LCpl Smoothguy242 USMC of 1/3 Marines, K-Bay Hawaii.)
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To: stylin19a

God bless the USMC!


46 posted on 01/26/2007 7:30:15 AM PST by OldCorps
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To: RaceBannon; stylin19a

Semper fidelis BUMP!

Great article. Thanks for the ping.


47 posted on 01/26/2007 7:31:41 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: stylin19a

Thanks for posting.


48 posted on 01/26/2007 7:36:22 AM PST by Steelerfan
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To: primatreat

So sorry you had to feel that way. A belated and sincere thanks to you.


49 posted on 01/26/2007 7:40:49 AM PST by JZelle
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To: stylin19a
At ease Marine. We'll take it from here...

Semper Fi...

50 posted on 01/26/2007 7:52:02 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Anyone who needs to be persuaded to be free, doesn't deserve to be.)
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