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FReeper Canteen ~ Salute to the Hospital Corps US Navy ~ 17JUN2009
Serving the Best Troops and Veterans in the World! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 06/16/2009 6:00:02 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa





The FReeper Canteen Salutes the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps on Its 111th Anniversary

17JUN1898 – 17JUN2009

From the early days of the Republic the Navy has had enlisted medical personnel known variously as “Loblolly Boys”, Surgeons Stewards, Pharmacists Mates and, most recently, Hospital Corpsmen. Established 17JUN1898 by an Act of Congress, the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps is the only wholly enlisted corps in the Navy. The Hospital Corps is the largest rating in the Navy, comprising approximately ten percent of the Navy’s enlisted personnel.

They were originally called Loblolly Boys in Navy records on the 1798 muster roll of USS Constitution. As the requirements of this job expanded, in 1839, the Navy established the Surgeon's Steward Rating, which in turn became Apothecary in 1866. Navy regulations of 1870 refer to the rating as Bayman (possibly sick-bay-man), and in 1898 it became Hospital Steward, in turn becoming Pharmacist's Mate in 1917. After World War II, the name of the rating was changed to Hospital Corpsman.



Apothecary and Bayman, c. 1880



Hospital Steward (CPO) and Hospital Apprentices, c. 1905

There is a special relationship between Hospital Corpsmen and Marines. The Hospital Corps supplies medical support to Marine infantry units. Prior to serving with the Marine Corps, Corpsmen attend Field Medical Service School, an intensive program of combat infantry training similar to boot-camp. They are then deployed for service with Marine Corps units of the FMF (Fleet Marine Force).



From Belleau Wood to Baghdad, from Chateau Thierry to the Chosin Reservoir, in Hue, An Hoa, Khe Sanh, and in every major Marine Corps engagement of WWII, Corpsmen were present and provided medical support to the Corps. The Hospital Corps, in the person of Pharmacists Mate 2/C John H. Bradley (Navy Cross), took part in the iconic flag raising on Mt. Suribachi on 23FEB1945.



PM/2 John H. Bradley, USN





HM/3 Vernon Wike, Khe Sanh, 1967 1st Bn. Ninth Marines "Walking Dead"

"You guys are the Marine's doctors; There's no better in the business than a Navy Corpsman...." Lieutenant General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, U.S.M.C



Corpsmen have distinguished themselves in battle, being awarded 22 Medals of Honor between the Boxer Rebellion and the present:

Hospital Apprentice Robert H. Stanley, USN (Boxer Rebellion)
Hospital Apprentice First Class William Zuiderveld, USN (Veracruz Incursion)
Hospital Apprentice Fred H. McGuire, USN (Philippine Insurrection)
Hospital Steward William S. Shacklette, USN (Boiler Explosion in San Diego)

World War I:

Pharmacist's Mate First Class John H. Balch, USN
Hospital Apprentice First Class David E. Hayden, USN

World War II:

Hospital Apprentice First Class Robert Eugene Bush, USN
Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class William D. Halyburton, Jr., USNR
Hospital Apprentice First Class Fred F. Lester, USN
Pharmacist's Mate First Class Francis J. Pierce, USN
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class George E. Wahlen, USN
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Jack Williams, USN
Pharmacist's Mate First Class John H. Willis, USN

Korean War:

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Edward C. Benfold, USN
Hospital Corpsman Third Class William R. Charette, USN
Hospitalman Richard D. Dewert, USN
Hospitalman Francis C. Hammond, USN

Vietnam War:

Hospital Corpsman Second Class Donald E. Ballard, USN
Hospital Corpsman Third Class Wayne M. Caron, USN
Hospital Corpsman Third Class Robert R. Ingram, USN
Hospital Corpsman Second Class David R. Ray, USN

In addition, Hospital Corpsmen have been awarded a host of lesser decorations, including 174 Navy Crosses, 31 Army Distinguished Service Crosses, 946 Silver Stars and 1582 Bronze Stars.




Women in the Hospital Corps

Starting in January of 1943, women were permitted to enlist into the Hospital Corps. A year later, the first Hospital Corps School for WAVES was commissioned at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland. The first class consisted of 230 enlisted women. Women in the Hospital Corps had previously been WAVES, or members of the Women’s Reserve, U.S. Naval Reserve. New legislation permitted women to enlist in the Regular Navy, and HM1 Ruth Flora became the first hospital corpsman to do so on 12 July 1948. Women have served in the Hospital Corps ever since in most of the jobs performed by men. Women are assigned to most ships and field medical support units of the Fleet Marine Force (FMF). Women are not assigned to submarines, with the SEALs, or some units of the FMF.




In today’s Navy, the Hospital Corps serves in a number of capacities. In hospitals, dispensaries and clinics, Corpsmen serve as nursing assistants on the wards, as laboratory technicians, operating room technicians, x-ray technicians, and in a variety of other roles most medically related but also some administrative in nature. On board ships throughout the Fleet, Corpsmen assist the ship’s surgeon in all manner of ways. Qualified hospital corpsmen may be assigned the responsibility of independent duty aboard ships and submarines; Fleet Marine Force, Special Forces and Seabee units, and at isolated duty stations where no medical officer is available. Corpsmen continue to serve with Marines in the Fleet Marine Force. In their second century of service, the Hospital Corps continues to go above and beyond the call of duty both at sea and ashore to prevent and treat illness and injury to members of the Naval Service.


Eternal Father, Strong to Save

Anchors Aweigh!

The Marine Corps Hymn





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Welcome to all Canteen Folk! Come in and sit for a spell - there's plenty of chow, coffee and pogeybait in the Geedunk!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
1 posted on 06/16/2009 6:00:03 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa
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To: ConorMacNessa
Welcome Aboard, Mac!!

2 posted on 06/16/2009 6:01:40 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Evening Conor.


3 posted on 06/16/2009 6:01:44 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evening Ma.{{{HUGS}}}


4 posted on 06/16/2009 6:02:09 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

In.


5 posted on 06/16/2009 6:03:11 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good evening, Kathy!

*HUGS*

You are First!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
6 posted on 06/16/2009 6:03:44 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Awesome Thread.

Love your table and color scheme.


7 posted on 06/16/2009 6:03:46 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: SandRat

Evening Sandy.:0)


8 posted on 06/16/2009 6:04:18 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

HiYa Mrs.N


9 posted on 06/16/2009 6:05:11 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
Good evening, Mrs. N.!

*HUGS*

You are Second!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!

10 posted on 06/16/2009 6:05:31 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


11 posted on 06/16/2009 6:05:38 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: SandRat
Good evening, Sandy - you are Third!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
12 posted on 06/16/2009 6:06:36 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Well lookie you!

Wonderful thread Conor & well done! *hugs*


13 posted on 06/16/2009 6:07:01 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa

I haven’t been in the top 10 for a while.{{{HUGS}}}


14 posted on 06/16/2009 6:07:19 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
Thank you Mrs. N.! I had some help.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
15 posted on 06/16/2009 6:07:34 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: AZamericonnie

Evening Connie.{{{HUGS}}}


16 posted on 06/16/2009 6:07:49 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

You are welcome.


17 posted on 06/16/2009 6:08:29 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: AZamericonnie
Good evening, Connie!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
18 posted on 06/16/2009 6:08:59 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

School Friends
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Glenn Waters shakes the hand of a student during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly
renovated Al Alam Kindergarten School in Tikrit, Iraq, June 11, 2009.
Waters is the commander of the 25th Infantry Division's 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment.
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Raul Elliott.

19 posted on 06/16/2009 6:09:00 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
*HUGS*

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
20 posted on 06/16/2009 6:09:47 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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Salute To The Hospital Corps US Navy!!



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21 posted on 06/16/2009 6:09:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: SandRat

Awesome picture.Love the little faces.


22 posted on 06/16/2009 6:10:07 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: txradioguy; tongue-tied; SoldierDad; mike1sg; Milo828; mystery-ak; CMS; The Sailor; Jet Jaguar; ...
Honoring Our Heroes

2LT Rebecca USA (Daughter of U S Army EOD)
3 sons (armymarinemom and amdad)
AbnSarge USA
Allegra
Brett USN (CindyDawg)
Brother and Son-in-Law (kalee)
Cannoneer No. 4
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CMS USA
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Defender2
Deven USA (Shimmer)
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IS2 Brianne USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
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Jade Falcon USN
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Kevin USMC (skimask)
Kevin and David USA (vigilante2)
Laurita USA
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Lindsay (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
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M1Tanker
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SGT Dusty USA (MountainDad)
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The Sailor
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23 posted on 06/16/2009 6:12:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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Joint Mission
Staff Sgt. Marcelo Figueroa, a military working dog handler assigned to the
Camp Victory Provost Marshall's Office, waits with his German Sheppard, Lasso,
for a joint caches and weapons clearing mission in Doura, June 13.
The mission included Iraqi Police and Soldiers from Company A, 252nd
Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team.
Photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell.

24 posted on 06/16/2009 6:12:56 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; Mrs.Nooseman; alfa6; SandRat; HopeandGlory; EsmeraldaA; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





Funeral of Maj. Kevin Jenrette, USA, KIA 4JUN2009

I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps




Lamh Foistenach Abu!
25 posted on 06/16/2009 6:13:30 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: All

A PRAYER OF PROTECTION

The light of God surround you
The love of God enfold you
The power of God protect you
The presence of God watch over you
Wherever you are, God is,
And all is well.
Amen.

BLESS THIS HOUSE
 Bless this house O Lord we pray; Make it safe by night and day; 
Bless these walls so firm and stout, Keeping want and trouble out:
Bless the roof and chimneys tall, Let thy peace lie over all;
Bless this door, that it may prove ever open to joy and love.
Bless these windows shining bright, Letting in God's heav'nly light;
Bless the hearth a'blazing there, with smoke ascending like a prayer;
Bless the folk who dwell within, keep them pure and free from sin;
Bless us all that we may be Fit O Lord to dwell with thee;
Bless us all that one day we May dwell O Lord with thee. 
(Click on graphics for music)



26 posted on 06/16/2009 6:13:47 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Good evening, Conor!
Good evening, all!
27 posted on 06/16/2009 6:14:45 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weight-lifting sessions each week and...)
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To: Tanniker Smith
Good evening, TS - nice to see you this evening!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
28 posted on 06/16/2009 6:16:03 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: redrock

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


29 posted on 06/16/2009 6:16:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

FURRY FORMATION

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Boe, left, and Sgt. 1st Class Budge
wait to be released from formation on Pope Air Force Base, N.C.,
after returning from a 15-month deployment to Iraq, June 12, 2009.
The dogs are assigned to the 528th Combat Stress Control, 44th Medical Command.
U.S. Army photo by Eve Meinhardt

30 posted on 06/16/2009 6:18:25 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Thanks, Mac, for today's Salute to the Hospital Corps US Navy!


31 posted on 06/16/2009 6:19:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

A very good evening to you Noosie! *hugs*

How’s lil Haley doing?


32 posted on 06/16/2009 6:22:08 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: SandRat
Our thanks to SFC Boe and SFC Budge for their service to our country.


33 posted on 06/16/2009 6:23:03 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; laurenmarlowe; Mrs.Nooseman; alfa6; SandRat; HopeandGlory; EsmeraldaA; ...


Greetings To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, Our Veterans, Their Families, FRiends and To Our Allies!





Missing Man Setting

Never Forget Those Who Sacrificed All That We Could Live In Freedom!!





34 posted on 06/16/2009 6:24:22 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
"... the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps is the only wholly enlisted corps in the Navy."

Interesting fact.

35 posted on 06/16/2009 6:29:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: SoldierDad; sneakers; arbee4bush; vigilante2; Jemian; jackv; Old_Professor; mystery-ak; freema; ...
Thanks, Families, for your service to our country.

Thanks, unique, for the perfect woohoo.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


36 posted on 06/16/2009 6:29:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Great to see you Conor....hope this graphic is correct.:)

Happy anniversary & thank you for your service US Navy Hospital Corpsmen!

37 posted on 06/16/2009 6:30:25 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list

June 17, 2009
Common Cents
[Jesus said,] “This poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury.” —Mark 12:43

In 1987, Mike Hayes, a freshman at the University of Illinois, found a unique way to finance his education. He convinced a popular columnist at the Chicago Tribune to ask his readers to “send in a penny for Mike.”

“Just one penny,” Hayes said. “A penny doesn’t mean anything to anyone. If everyone . . . looks around the room right now, there will be a penny under the couch cushion . . . or on the floor. That’s all I’m asking. A penny from each of your readers.”

In less than a month the fund was up to 2.3 million cents. Donations came in from all over the US, as well as Mexico, Canada, and the Bahamas. Mike eventually ended up with $28,000!

The common cent just isn’t worth much—unless it’s added to a whole bunch of other pennies. The woman we read about in Mark 12 gave the equivalent of a fraction of a penny, which was “all that she had” (v.44). But Jesus honored that little bit.

The widow’s sacrifice was an example and an encouragement to the disciples—and to us. She gave all she had. Have we ever been so generous? Jesus used an unnamed widow to teach us what giving is all about.

It was less than a cent, yet it was a priceless gift of love to God.

One grace each child of God can show
Is giving from a willing heart;
Yet, if we wait till riches grow,
It well may be we’ll never start. —D. De Haan

God looks at the heart, not the hand; the giver, not the gift.

Bible in One Year: Nehemiah 7-9; Acts 3


38 posted on 06/16/2009 6:30:45 PM PDT by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: AZamericonnie
Great graphic, Connie!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
39 posted on 06/16/2009 6:31:35 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Great subject, Mac *HUGS* Gotta get home before I can see the pictures. d:o(


40 posted on 06/16/2009 6:32:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: The Mayor
Good evening, Mayor - thanks for today's Daily Bread!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
41 posted on 06/16/2009 6:33:12 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

That rates a 21 WOOF Salute


42 posted on 06/16/2009 6:33:23 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Off to make some supper....back in a bit. (I hope)


43 posted on 06/16/2009 6:33:56 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thanks very much, Kathy!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
44 posted on 06/16/2009 6:34:13 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: All; laurenmarlowe


45 posted on 06/16/2009 6:35:16 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: AZamericonnie
What's for dinner tonite, Connie? (he asks in a transparent effort to get invited)

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
46 posted on 06/16/2009 6:35:49 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Standing at Attention for our National Anthem - Hand Salute.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
47 posted on 06/16/2009 6:37:05 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa







48 posted on 06/16/2009 6:39:05 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: LUV W

Now!


49 posted on 06/16/2009 6:39:39 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: LUV W

Now!


50 posted on 06/16/2009 6:39:40 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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