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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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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Three rifle volleys, not a 21-gun salute.


51 posted on 01/26/2007 7:52:08 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Pablo64
Since dad did not retire from the service they would not do the gun salute, but that was fine with us.

You were misinformed. Only flag officers receive gun salutes. However, anyone who has served honorably is entitled to and should receive three rifle volleys.

52 posted on 01/26/2007 7:55:11 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

whatever.


53 posted on 01/26/2007 7:58:01 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (A Muslim soldier can never be loyal to a non-Muslim commander.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Well, we basically just listened to what we were told (since we didn't know any better), and it worked out. I know that dad wouldn't have been upset or anything. He would have just shook his head and muttered something about "typical government screw up"...

Dad was a Master Sergant and performed mostly clerical work, not only during his time of service, but for over 25 years after he was discharged, working in Civil Service (before he "retired" for the first of 4 times) and he was an incredibly organized person.

54 posted on 01/26/2007 9:26:16 AM PST by Pablo64 (Ask me about my alpacas!)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

When they play taps, I can never keep back the tears. Nor do I want to.


55 posted on 01/26/2007 9:42:14 AM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: stumpy

My best friend's son was killed in an accident and they did a Marine funeral at our church. I'll never forget it. The boy's stepfather and two other pastors played Amazing Grace on bagpipes and the young Marines there were amazing in themselves. God bless them all.


56 posted on 01/26/2007 9:44:04 AM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: RaceBannon

Yet another sobering reminder of those that have stepped upon the steeps called honor.


57 posted on 01/26/2007 9:49:16 AM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: stylin19a

Semper Fi ...


58 posted on 01/26/2007 9:54:22 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: stylin19a

Semper Fi and thanks for the post.


59 posted on 01/26/2007 9:55:21 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: stylin19a
"If the Army and the Navy
ever look on Heaven's scenes
they will find the streets are guarded
by United States Marines."

Enjoy your new assignment Marine, Semper Fi.

60 posted on 01/26/2007 10:02:50 AM PST by SENTINEL (USMC GWI (MY GOD IS GOD, ROCKCHUCKER !!))
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To: fatima

"What does that mean."

It means the honor guard could remove the casket in a slow and dignified process and allow the family time to observe.


61 posted on 01/26/2007 10:13:34 AM PST by Kirkwood
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To: KC Burke

If there is a ping list for that, pls add me. Tx.


62 posted on 01/26/2007 10:45:53 AM PST by eastsider
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To: eastsider

I will try to remember. Like all fellows in their mid-twenties, he is somewhat relutant to share his deeper thoughts about experiences. At that age, we never want to show vulnerability because we are at the time in life where we are feeling invincibility...I know I was.


63 posted on 01/26/2007 11:40:21 AM PST by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: primatreat
God bless you and thank you for your service.
64 posted on 01/26/2007 11:45:06 AM PST by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: stylin19a

Great read; thanks for sharing.

Semper Fidelis!


65 posted on 01/26/2007 1:17:38 PM PST by fontman
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To: Nomorjer Kinov
Here's the Youtube link in case you can't see the video at CMT.
66 posted on 01/26/2007 9:47:58 PM PST by yhwhsman ("Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small..." -Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

It's quite a "whatever". A fact that is lost on simpletons like yourself.


67 posted on 01/27/2007 11:10:20 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Whatever.


68 posted on 01/27/2007 1:14:34 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (A Muslim soldier can never be loyal to a non-Muslim commander.)
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To: stylin19a

bttt


69 posted on 05/28/2007 5:16:25 AM PDT by Dagny&Hank
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