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FReeper Canteen ~ A Tribute to Mr. Tonkin ~ 1 July 07
The Canteen Crew | June 30, 2007 | Serving the BEST Troops in the WORLD

Posted on 06/30/2007 4:21:09 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma


 
 

 

 


 


A Tribute To 68-69TonkinYatchClub



"I VOW to the 58,000 + Brothers and Sisters on The Viet Nam Wall who never came home and to those who died at home from injuries and from broken hearts. I will do everything I LEGALLY can to expose Hanoi Kerry once and for all. I will not tire, I will not falter, and I will not fail. I solemnly vow to do all I can to restore your honor until I give my last breath on earth."

68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub







Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

 

 


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1 posted on 06/30/2007 4:21:12 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: amom; All


Dear God:
I ask that no Airman, Coast Guardsman,
Marine, Sailor, Soldier or National Guardsman
Feel alone or forgotten.
Please guide the people of Free Republic to
The FR Canteen Post Office
So they can e-mail a service man or woman today.
AMEN




Some of these links are broken. I’m using this post out of respect to Mr. Tonkin as he used this for his first post. My apologies, I’d change the broken links if I could.

Rest in His eternal peace, Brian. Thank you for all that you’ve taught us, thank you for the friend you’ve been to so many people. Thank you for loving us, as Christ taught us to love. We miss you dearly yet we know that we have been granted the same assurance of eternal rest as you, and we stand ready to heed our Lord’s call.



Fair Winds and Following Seas Service:

Where: Willamette National Cemetery
When: 2PM, Monday July 2nd
Address: Willamette National Cemetery
11800 SE Mt. Scott Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97266
503-273-5250

Gathering after at Ron’s Restaurant
8869 SE 82nd Ave
Happy Valley, OR 97806
503-771-2913
This is very near Willamette National Cemetary

2 posted on 06/30/2007 4:21:38 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (See HiJinx's tag line....then DO it!!!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Dear friend, you never stopped serving your country and we love you for it. This one's for you.


3 posted on 06/30/2007 4:25:13 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Brad's Gramma
Intermittently FReeping these days, I wasn't aware of Tonk's passing.

Smooth seas in a Higher place, Tonks!

4 posted on 06/30/2007 4:28:16 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Tonk, I miss your wisdom.

Rest in peace friend.

JJ


5 posted on 06/30/2007 4:28:17 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Brad's Gramma
Eternal Father

>
Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who biddest the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy Word,
Who walked on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power!
Our family shield in danger’s hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect us wheresoever we go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

There'll always be fair winds and calm seas now Tonk.


6 posted on 06/30/2007 4:28:31 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Brad's Gramma; amom; xzins; bethelgrad; lightman; Katy Deacon; MoJo2001; StarCMC; txradioguy; ...
Click on the pic and I'll guide you
to the start of today's
Tribute of Mr Tonkin






Please stop in and say a prayer of protection for the military.
Prayers from all denominations are needed.


                                          



Sunday Liberty starts after the Guest Military Chaplain's Service!

7 posted on 06/30/2007 4:30:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Tonk, thank you for your service.

Rest in Peace.


8 posted on 06/30/2007 4:31:37 PM PDT by gate2wire
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To: Brad's Gramma
Tonk was the best. He'll never be forgotten and will always be loved here on Free Republic.

I wish some of the newer Freepers could've been here right after 9/11, and during the '04 election. Tonk was in top form, and inspired all of us.

9 posted on 06/30/2007 4:35:29 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Tonk was the best and had my highest respect. I’ll miss him.


10 posted on 06/30/2007 4:37:48 PM PDT by bluesagewoman
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To: Brad's Gramma

Beautiful tribute, BG.

Blissful cruises on God’s heavenly seas, Mr. Tonk .. job well done.

~~~~~~~~~

“Cruel Mistress”

Next time out to sea
Bring enough soul to bury me
For I don’t want my final jig
In the belly of a squid

Take my trousers take my shirt
Just give me that sweet dirt
For the water’s cold and grim
And I never did learn to swim

No her love never set me free
So I set off for the ocean
Now in my dreams she comes to me
Whispering of peace

But I’ve known since the day
That we sailed for Santiago
Her dry embrace would kiss my face
No never, No more

The sea is a cruel mistress
The sea is a cruel mistress

Many moons to the day
That I threw her love away
Now every whale spouts “go to hell”
As the wind laughs in my face

I’ve grown harder on the eyes
And salty to the taste
My pride has gone with the wake
As I wait a cold wet grave

I rose to the smell
Of a wet desert hell
And I thought to myself
How’d I wind up in this jail

Till a voice called to me
From deep within the sea
Dry your eyes my dear fisherman
Your soul belongs to me

The sea is a cruel mistress
The sea is a cruel mistress

The earth will rest my bones
Lord I know, Lord I know
But I’ll see you when I get home
From the cold, yeah from the cold

No her love never set me free
So I set out for the ocean
Now in my dreams she comes to me
Whispering of peace

But I’ve known since the day
That we sailed for Santiago
Her dry embrace would kiss my face
No never, no more

The sea is a cruel mistress
The sea is a cruel mistress

Next time out to sea
Bring enough soil to bury me
For I don’t want my final jig
In the belly of a squid

Next time out to sea
Bring enough soil to bury me
For in my dreams she comes to me
Whispering of peace....


11 posted on 06/30/2007 4:38:32 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Inspectorette
Tonk was in top form, and inspired all of us.

Amen. We miss him daily.

12 posted on 06/30/2007 4:38:53 PM PDT by HiJinx (Ask me about Troop Support...)
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To: amom; Brad's Gramma

TAPS

RIP Mr Tonkin


Eternal Father Strong To Save

13 posted on 06/30/2007 4:41:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Brad's Gramma; amom
         - 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub - 
          Your loyalty and devotion
 to our Constitution, Country, and Coast Guard
         is an inspiration to us all.
                  RIP FRiend.

14 posted on 06/30/2007 4:46:59 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Bahbah; DTogo; Jet Jaguar; SandRat; gate2wire; Inspectorette; bluesagewoman; STARWISE

Thank you and God bless you all...


15 posted on 06/30/2007 4:47:49 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (See HiJinx's tag line....then DO it!!!!)
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To: All; Kathy in Alaska

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The faithful TONK made sure all hands here knew all about:

The Man Who Predicted 9/11 =

9/11 Lifesaver RICK RESCORLA, ..R.I.P.

(The Website)
http://www.RickRescorla.com

(The Pictures)
http://www.RickRescorla.com/The%20Statue.htm

(The Rest of the Story)
http://www.ArmchairGeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t7=24361

.


16 posted on 06/30/2007 4:48:22 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com))
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To: Brad's Gramma

My life was enriched by knowing Tonkin.

He is very missed.


17 posted on 06/30/2007 4:49:14 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Taz Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge)
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To: amom


18 posted on 06/30/2007 4:51:15 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Rest in peace Tonk. You will be missed!


19 posted on 06/30/2007 4:53:45 PM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Bless you for doing this. Tonk will not be forgotten.
20 posted on 06/30/2007 5:03:13 PM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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