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1 posted on 11/10/2007 1:54:58 PM PST by timydnuc
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To: timydnuc

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thank you for sharing this wonderful story -- and for your service!

I had a wonderful experience recently as well. A young Navy corpsman spoke at our luncheon the other day in remembrance of Veteran's Day. He gave the most eloquent and patriotic speech I have heard in a long time. It made me think of how wrong Jon Carry was about the best and brightest young people we have serving in our armed forces.

He recounted his two tours in Iraq and joked about being the right kind of Navy guy according to the Marines. He also discussed the amazing progress he saw from one visit to the next. The first time he didn't think he'd make it home alive and the second time he made friendships with Iraqis that he will never forget.

The remainder of his speech focused on thanking those whose unwavering support made it possible for them to continue to keep their high morale and continued commitment for the cause each time they are deployed.

He was so humble, yet so proud of his service and his country. Mostly, he was extremely thankful for the support of his family, friends and fellow Americans. He reminded us that the deployments are often harder on those left behind. He mentioned how grateful the troops are for care packages from home and for cards written to them by school children.

I had tears well up in my eyes when he finished as we all gave him a standing ovation. I wanted to run up there and hug him (but I restrained myself). I looked over at his young fiance who was at my table and she had tears of pride running down her cheek (I hugged her instead). It was all very heartwarming and inspirational to see such bright, young Americans sacrificing so much for us.

God bless all of our Veterans -- the old ones and the young ones!

22 posted on 11/10/2007 3:30:22 PM PST by redgirlinabluestate (Common sense conservatives UNITED behind Mitt 2 defeat Rudy and then Hillary)
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Welcome home, Sir. I’ll always be proud to be associated with our mentor generation - the Vietnam Vets. Best teachers we could ever have. Because of you, I am alive today. Thanks.


23 posted on 11/10/2007 3:33:22 PM PST by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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Wow!! Truly inspiring. Thank you so much. Once for sharing that wonderful day of yours and thank you again for your service. I am so lucky to be in this company.

mrs


24 posted on 11/10/2007 3:49:29 PM PST by proudmilitarymrs (It's not immigration, it's an invasion!)
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Your essay is mentioned in the American thinker

here

28 posted on 11/10/2007 4:54:31 PM PST by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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My monitor is all blurry..snif

Thank you and I thank all the Veterans!!


29 posted on 11/10/2007 4:58:19 PM PST by PROCON
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Because you went I did not have to.

Thank you for your service.

You met the finest today, because you are one of them.


30 posted on 11/10/2007 5:11:55 PM PST by exit82 (I believe Juanita--Hillary enabled Juanita's rapist.)
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Well Done!


31 posted on 11/10/2007 5:17:00 PM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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When I was growing up, my neighbor across the street was a Korean War combat veteran. Once, he showed me an old Life Magazine page he had saved. It was a photo of him and a couple of his buddies in a frozen trench at the Chosin Reservoir.

They were all smiling for the camera, in spite of the miserable cold and the Red Chinese threat to overrun them and take their lives. I marvel at the toughness of such people. There are so many over there in the Middle east right now, of similar character.

32 posted on 11/10/2007 5:29:31 PM PST by FlyVet
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