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Today I Met The Finest.
self | 11/10/07 | timydnuc

Posted on 11/10/2007 1:54:57 PM PST by timydnuc

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1 posted on 11/10/2007 1:54:58 PM PST by timydnuc
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I don’t really know what to say- your post made me cry.

We can never be grateful enough for what you, our fathers and our sons and daughters have given.

May God bless you all.


2 posted on 11/10/2007 2:00:27 PM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: timydnuc

Thank you...


3 posted on 11/10/2007 2:01:14 PM PST by Red RN
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A misty eyed Thank you!


4 posted on 11/10/2007 2:02:50 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Ron Paul is nutcase, plain & simple.)
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To: timydnuc

You made my day.

Thank you very much.


5 posted on 11/10/2007 2:04:04 PM PST by dadgum
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To: timydnuc; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; ...

Big box of kleenex. Big box.


6 posted on 11/10/2007 2:04:24 PM PST by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Mother, and FRiend)
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To: Red RN

Don’t thank me, thank them. I met the real heros today. I ain’t got jack on them.


7 posted on 11/10/2007 2:04:57 PM PST by timydnuc (I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees.)
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To: timydnuc

Thank you for your post. It should be on every editorial page in the country!


8 posted on 11/10/2007 2:06:58 PM PST by Vermonter
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To: 13Sisters76
Everything in this story, everything, is the reason why America remains the country that she is. To know that we have all walked among these heroes that have given damn near everything they have, for us, is too inspiring for words.

They have made sacrifices that we could not ever repay. This is what our enemies fear.

They fear well.

9 posted on 11/10/2007 2:11:03 PM PST by tenthirteen
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To: timydnuc
I told him "Thank You", he looked at my hat and struggled out...Thank You. I lost it!

Your the reason.. Excellent Post.

10 posted on 11/10/2007 2:14:32 PM PST by eyedigress
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Thank you for your service, and for posting this. And, yes, thank you to all our of our Heroes for their service. You are all Heroes in my book!


11 posted on 11/10/2007 2:15:12 PM PST by Red RN
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Thanks for the post.

As a former Army enlistee, I never miss an opportunity to show my respect and appreciation to our service men and women regardless which branch of service. Lately I have had several occasions to step in and pick up the check for people in uniform who were purchasing food at the mall. Not long ago, after paying for two guys in desert camo, I went and got some food and joined them for lunch. What a great time of fellowship! Wouldn’t trade it for anything.


12 posted on 11/10/2007 2:17:55 PM PST by Tucker39 (I pray that God will give the USA one more huge revival before the Great Tribulation comes to pass.)
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Thank you for sharing that

I met three old Marines that were members of the Chosin Few. Survivers of the battle of the Chosin Reserviour in North Korea. Look that battle up on the Web and you'll find a story that will break your heart.

Summary: 27:November:1950

A column of Marines and armor of the 1st Marine Division moves through Communist Chinese lines during the successful break-out from the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea.

The Marines were besieged when the Chinese entered the Korean War on 27 November 1950, sending 200,00 troops against United Nations forces.

Surrounded by Chinese and heavily outnumbered, 10,000 marines battled their way to safety down 40 miles of winding mountain roads in sub-arcticv weather

Veterans of the campaign have called themselves the "Chosin Few" ever since.

The fighting withdrawal from 27 November to 9 December 1950, is considered one of the greatest moments in the history of the Marine Corps and Navy.

The isolate 1st marine Division managed to decimate 10 Chinese infantry divisions in the Marines' assault westward to the North Korean port of Hungnam, where the Marines were redeployed by Naval Ships of Task Force 90.

Along the way, the Leathernecks received critical close air support from the Carriers of Task Force 77.

14 marines and 2 sailors later were awarded the the Medal of Honor.
13 posted on 11/10/2007 2:19:07 PM PST by stylin19a
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And I had the honor of meeting three of those Marines. Thank you God for today.


14 posted on 11/10/2007 2:29:22 PM PST by timydnuc (I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees.)
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A neighbor of mine had a “Chosin Few” sticker on his car. My 7 yr old son asked me what it meant. Wow. Quite an awesome story.


15 posted on 11/10/2007 2:40:32 PM PST by dadgum
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To: timydnuc

Thank You for your service!


16 posted on 11/10/2007 2:43:10 PM PST by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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"Good night Chesty, wherever you are!"

Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller earned more awards than any Marine in history: five Navy Crosses, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, two Legions of Merit with "V" device, the Bronze Star with "V" device, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Chesty Puller requested to return to active duty to serve in Vietnam, but was turned down because of his age. He died 11 October 1971 in Hampton, Virginia, after a long illness. He was 73.

Quotes of Chesty Puller:

"Our Country won't go on forever, if we stay soft as we are now. There won't be any AMERICA because some foreign soldier will invade us and take our women and breed a hardier race!"

"They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us 29:1. They can't get away from us now!" When the Marines were cut off behind enemy lines in Korea and the Army had written the 1st Marine Division off as being lost because they were surrounded by 22 enemy divisions. The Marines made it out inflicting the highest casualty ratio on an enemy in history and destroying 7 entire enemy divisions in the process. An enemy division is 16500+ men while a Marine division is 12500 men.

"there are not enough chinamen in the world to stop a fully armed Marine regiment from going where ever they wont to go"

"We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things.

Semper Fi


17 posted on 11/10/2007 3:02:11 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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A big heartfelt thanks for your service and your post. This will be forwarded to all the Vets on my e mail list.

God Bless You.

18 posted on 11/10/2007 3:11:49 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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God Bless you sir and a teary eyed, goose bump thank you

Semper Fi

Marine Mom


19 posted on 11/10/2007 3:13:07 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: Red_Devil 232; ConorMacNessa
From ConorMacNessa on the Canteen....
20 posted on 11/10/2007 3:14:45 PM PST by eyedigress
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