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Tempers Flare At Anti-War Rally At Travis AFB [Cindy Sheehan]
CBS13.com ^ | Nov 28, 2009 | staff reporter

Posted on 11/28/2009 10:40:51 PM PST by Daffynition

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CBS13) ―

An unidentified military veteran was involved in a tense confrontation with anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and the group Code Pink at a rally at Travis Air Force Base on Saturday, November 28, 2009.

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A Saturday rally led by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan at Travis Air Force Base nearly ended in a brawl when a military veteran physically confronted the protesters.

Anti-war group Code Pink demonstrated at the military base Saturday morning in the first of six planned protests against unmanned military drones currently in use in overseas war zones.

Sheehan, a well-known anti-war activist whose son was killed while serving in Iraq in 2004, was leading the demonstration with a megaphone when a man dressed in a formal military uniform stepped up to her and berated her.

Videotape of the incident shows that Sheehan yelled "Get out of my face" through the megaphone at the man, who slapped the device away. Other protesters immediately joined Sheehan and traded insults with the man, and a shoving match broke out.

Military police quickly pulled the two sides apart.

Raw Video
Video Of Confrontation (Graphic Content)
Interview With Military Veteran (Graphic Content)

Interview With Cindy Sheehan
Interview With Code Pink Member Xan Joy
 
The military veteran told reporters that he was upset with the anti-war protesters' effect on troop morale. "They ruin the troops. They get to the troops. They did the same thing in Vietnam," he said.

The man declined to give his name to reporters. "I don't want to be a personality over this, that's not my intention," he said.

Sheehan told reporters that she was disappointed her protest against what she called "morally reprehensible" military drones was interrupted by the man.

"We are here non-violently, and he came up and shoved the megaphone into my face," she said. "I'm never going to stop, no matter how we're oppressed."

Sheehan said she would be speaking to an attorney about legal action against the man.

Code Pink protester Xan Joy, who physically confronted the man during the incident, called the man a "bully" and said his behavior was meant to intimidate the protesters.

"He should be so happy and grateful that there are people in this country that are trying to protect him and his children and everybody's children from war," Joy said.

The events of the day did not end when the protesters packed up and left. When part of Code Pink's caravan paused in the middle of the road, Sheehan was given a ticket for impeding traffic.

"I got assaulted by this old man and I'm the one given a ticket. So, yeah, it's bulls***," Sheehan said.


Several members of Code Pink said they wanted charges filed against the man in uniform, but no arrests were made.



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An unidentified military veteran was involved in a tense confrontation with anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and the group Code Pink at a rally at Travis Air Force Base on Saturday, November 28, 2009.

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1 posted on 11/28/2009 10:40:52 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Sheehan and those libtard goons deserve anything literally thrown their way, imho.


2 posted on 11/28/2009 10:44:00 PM PST by cranked
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To: Daffynition

Were unmanned drones a part of Travis .. or were they just guessing ..?? And .. if they knew this was one of the bases .. is that information available to the public. If not, how did they get that info. Very curious.


3 posted on 11/28/2009 10:44:54 PM PST by CyberAnt (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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To: Daffynition

I would have shoved that bullhorn down her windpipe if it were.


4 posted on 11/28/2009 10:45:29 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ( Palin's new autobiography: "Going Rogue". Obama's new autobiography: "Going Khmer Rouge".)
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To: Daffynition

When it said “graphic content” I was hoping to see the guacamole that passes for skull-mush splattering from that shrew...


5 posted on 11/28/2009 10:45:53 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Daffynition
"He should be so happy and grateful that there are people in this country that are trying to protect him and his children and everybody's children from war," Joy said.

No, beeyotch, you and your ilk are lucky there are people like that veteran who are willing to give their lives to protect military haters like you.

6 posted on 11/28/2009 10:46:33 PM PST by Dahoser (The missus and I joined the NRA. Who says Obama can't inspire conservatives?)
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To: Daffynition

All I can say is way to go brother. No more “respect their right to protest” crap...time to get energized and confront these scum***..I hope I see more of this....


7 posted on 11/28/2009 10:49:44 PM PST by rman04554
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To: rockrr

Never got to the “Graphic Content” ... Unless the GC was SHEHAG’s VOICE .. that alone is enough to drive me to Homicide!


8 posted on 11/28/2009 10:52:06 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. ")
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To: rman04554

where are the roving packs of rabid wild dogs when you need them?

God bless our Pararescuemen, active and retired.


9 posted on 11/28/2009 10:52:56 PM PST by Pavegunner72
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To: Daffynition; 444Flyer; MestaMachine

A support the military bump..

Marked to forward..


10 posted on 11/28/2009 10:55:32 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (I love God, my family & my country..........vote conservative..........Please pray for our soldiers)
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To: Daffynition

“An unidentified military veteran was involved in a tense confrontation with anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan “

I sure hope they at least maimed her....


11 posted on 11/28/2009 10:56:32 PM PST by babygene
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To: Daffynition

What a b!tch!


12 posted on 11/28/2009 10:57:41 PM PST by rbosque (10 year Freeper!)
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To: CyberAnt
Actually, the Sarge showed immense restraint. He's seen it before. I bet he carries the memory of being spat on or cursed at the very same Travis AFB 35 years ago, when returning from Vietnam a true hero but treated as a pariah by Communists on our own soil. You don't forget that. You dont forget the scumbag who did that to our vets, of which Cindy Sheehan and her disciples are not only the very disciples of such scum, some of them in the 60s and 70s were probably also "spitters" and yellers of "baby killer" right there on that same spot 35 years ago.

God Bless our troops.

Watch Savage take off with this on Monday. Talk about getting right in the face of "the Enemy Within"!

Oh, they are all for "PEACE" allright. The Communist definition of "Peace". That is, when the opposition to all communism is wiped out. Here, one picture worth thousand words:


13 posted on 11/28/2009 10:57:57 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ( Palin's new autobiography: "Going Rogue". Obama's new autobiography: "Going Khmer Rouge".)
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To: Daffynition

Good God!

Did that hippie scum call this decorated veteran a piece of crap!?

As far as lawyers go, she put the megaphone in his face and then spoke through it which is assault as far as I am concerned. She could have blown his ears out with her screeching, annoying voice.

This man deserves a medal for restraint.


14 posted on 11/28/2009 10:59:45 PM PST by chris37
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To: rman04554
"I hope I see more of this"

The ranks of spectators are not wanting.


15 posted on 11/28/2009 11:03:00 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: chris37

I would’ve kicked Cindy in the face. pc off.


16 posted on 11/28/2009 11:04:36 PM PST by max americana (i)
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To: chris37
"In 1967, we returned to the states. We landed at Travis AFB, CA. As we landed everyone on board that Freedom Bird, cheered. As we went down the stairs, we watch as some of those guys knelt down and kissed the ground. We all had tears in our eyes. Then as we went out the main Travis AFB gate we saw the anti-war demonstrators burning the US flag, flying the North Vietnam flag. They spit on us, and called my dad a baby killer. It was tough enough to be an Air Force Brat without having to go through that. To this day I hate the anti-war demonstrators. I have no use for any of them including our current comander-in-chief." -- John Lemon, Midway, UT

(Just a random quote. Not necessarily the same hero in today's video)


17 posted on 11/28/2009 11:05:14 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ( Palin's new autobiography: "Going Rogue". Obama's new autobiography: "Going Khmer Rouge".)
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To: Daffynition
Fort Hood Texas Shootings Archives (part2)

A friend shared this quote: "The long gray line has never failed us. Were you to do so, a million ghosts in olive drab, in brown khaki, in blue and gray, would rise from their white crosses, thundering those magic words: Duty, Honor, Country." --General Douglass Macarthur

18 posted on 11/28/2009 11:07:21 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (I love God, my family & my country..........vote conservative..........Please pray for our soldiers)
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To: CyberAnt
If more drones are being used then it helps keep soldiers safe. In Liberal Fantasyland thats not humane to our enemies.
19 posted on 11/28/2009 11:08:01 PM PST by DHSMostWanted (Vote Ben Nelson out of office in 2012)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

Oh, suuure. Just try to go to sleep. uh huh.
It tells the WHOLE story about whose side the cops were on. She hag got a ticket for “pausing” in the middle of the road. I hope it costs the b!tch a fortune.
Probably had to take a squat.
Good for our guys. Full uniform. This could get velly intelesting.


20 posted on 11/28/2009 11:08:21 PM PST by MestaMachine (The First Thanksgiving was to THANK GOD, not the government. Thats my story and Im sticking to it)
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To: Daffynition

Does anyone anywhere... anymore really question that sheehan is being paid off by the communists to forment their communistic goals? sheehan is in collusion with the enemy, and she (it) knows that others now know!


21 posted on 11/28/2009 11:08:35 PM PST by Torquay
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To: max americana

I am biting my tongue...I think she’s a disgusting vile horrid woman...

God Bless our Troops!


22 posted on 11/28/2009 11:08:55 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (I love God, my family & my country..........vote conservative..........Please pray for our soldiers)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I am not sure it was exactly the same spot, they have changed the base around some,but 41 years ago for me. Very hard video to watch.


23 posted on 11/28/2009 11:10:12 PM PST by easternsky
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

I love that he called her BS line about “We support the troops too”

I hope her son is not watching from above, he deserves a better memorial than having a hippie-skank of a mother speak for him.


24 posted on 11/28/2009 11:13:50 PM PST by Pavegunner72
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To: max americana
I would’ve kicked Cindy in the face. pc off.

She could use a free face lift.

25 posted on 11/28/2009 11:14:59 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Daffynition

“He should be so happy and grateful that there are people in this country that are trying to protect him and his children and everybody’s children from war,” Joy said.

Joy, it’s service men and women that protect you from annihilation.

Why doesn’t Cindy go protest Obama? It’s his war now.


26 posted on 11/28/2009 11:19:16 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

These are men of true character. They are the heroes of our country.

These men are much greater than me. I can only thank them and my Lord in Heaven for them. God Bless them and protect them, because without them, this world would be Hell.

It is a testament to the character of these men to stand there and tolerate with any degree of civility this obnoxious, toxic woman, Sheehan.

Ms. Sheehan, you are dishonoring what your son gave his life for. You are dishonoring your son. Stop it.


27 posted on 11/28/2009 11:20:17 PM PST by chris37
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To: Daffynition

Excuse me, Cindy, who assaulted who????

28 posted on 11/28/2009 11:21:09 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: MestaMachine

Am just now watching the videos. He mentioned the Seals, God bless him.... He said what he needed to be said. Love Him!


29 posted on 11/28/2009 11:21:11 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (I love God, my family & my country..........vote conservative..........Please pray for our soldiers)
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To: Pavegunner72

I agree, but seem to remember that the GWB administration gave her a free place to live somewhere close to Fairfield, like Vallejo/Benicia? Anyone remember?


30 posted on 11/28/2009 11:21:59 PM PST by tinamina
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To: Daffynition

From what I remember, Jodi Evans didn’t get any charges for crashing the Republican convention?

My mother is one of these “code pink” nuts. Not a bad word to say about Obama even though he didn’t do what he promised to the left wing nuts.


31 posted on 11/28/2009 11:23:05 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Pavegunner72

Did you hear her talk about white man rage? What a nitwit.


32 posted on 11/28/2009 11:24:01 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (I love God, my family & my country..........vote conservative..........Please pray for our soldiers)
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To: CyberAnt

I can think of bases where it would make a LOT more sense to protest UAV drones at, but I won’t post it here (or anywhere else).

UAVs seems like a weird thing to protest. It sure hurts the Afghanistan landscape when those things crash, I guess.


33 posted on 11/28/2009 11:24:10 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Dahoser
"He should be so happy and grateful that there are people in this country that are trying to protect him and his children and everybody's children from war," Joy said.

What a statement! Absolutely insane.

Reality is disintegrating. I don't discount the possibility that in fact I am strapped to a hospital bed, bound hand and foot and gnawing my own forearm bloody.


34 posted on 11/28/2009 11:25:40 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Pavegunner72

He mentioned the Seals, bless his heart! Love that guy!

By the way...I don’t know what she thought about her son joining the military, and I don’t care. I do know that he joined for a reason...and whatever that reason was, if not for him and his brother soldiers, she would not be standing there with a bullhorn in the Face of that Hero on tape.


35 posted on 11/28/2009 11:28:34 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (I love God, my family & my country..........vote conservative..........Please pray for our soldiers)
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To: Torquay
"This country is not worth dying for." -- Cindy Sheehan

MARCH 21, 1955 : (BAGHDAD, IRAQ : SHALLAL IS BORN -- See IPS, AYERS, UN, CINDY SHEEHAN {see CODE PINK, GOLD STAR FAMILIES FOR 'PEACE', FENTON COMMUNICATIONS [See MOVEON.ORG], UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE [See COMMUNIST GROUPS] }) Anas “Andy” Shallal (born March 21, 1955 in Baghdad, Iraq) is an Iraqi-American artist, activist and restaurateur best known for owning and operating Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC.
Shallal has founded or co-founded several peace movement organizations and holds leadership positions in numerous others. Most prominently, he has served as Foreign Policy in Focus Analyst at the Institute for Policy Studies. he visited and provided catering for Cindy Sheehan and other activists at Camp Casey in Crawford, Texas Shallal is a recipient of the United Nations Human Rights Community Award and has been named Man of the Year by the Washington Peace Center.
------ http://tinyurl.com/5lmu6v, 32 posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 3:54:38 PM by kcvl

36 posted on 11/28/2009 11:29:32 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

That one code sicko knocked his hat off...!


37 posted on 11/28/2009 11:30:08 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (I love God, my family & my country..........vote conservative..........Please pray for our soldiers)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Lisa Fithian, The Terrorist Behind Sheehan
http://tinyurl.com/ycuwbkm

Hope the link works...


38 posted on 11/28/2009 11:31:30 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: easternsky
Yes, figure of speech in a general sense. I meant that the anti-troop assholes were on the Travis AB back then, and they were out there again years later, same scumbags to the core.

Oh, and by the way,

THANKSSSSSSSSSSSSSS..........FORRRRRRRRRRR.....YOURRRRRRRRRRR......SERVICEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

39 posted on 11/28/2009 11:31:37 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ( Palin's new autobiography: "Going Rogue". Obama's new autobiography: "Going Khmer Rouge".)
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To: Torquay

Yep. And she’s still at it because she is the ultimate cheap date. The DNC, back when Hillary was a player, was flying Cindy first class, putting her up in expensive hotels, and feeding her steak dinners. The Hillary gravy train dried up years ago, but staying at Comfort Inn and being fed McDonald’s and Arby’s still beats working for a living in Cindy’s book. It doesn’t mean a thing to her that her entire family has disowned her. That’s why she’s ON THE ROAD this time of year.


40 posted on 11/28/2009 11:31:39 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Daffynition

Didn’t our Dear Leader tell us if someone disagrees with us we need to “get in their face”?


41 posted on 11/28/2009 11:31:53 PM PST by kik5150
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God bless this old vet. My father told me of the same stories when he arrived back from the Nam. Getting spit on, bricks being thrown.

I think if you spit on a vet, they should bayonet your sorry carcass right there.

Cindy Sheehan talking about unmanned drones? She’s a no man’ed drone. That’s why she acts like this. I bet her son is real freaking proud of her assaulting old vets.


42 posted on 11/28/2009 11:33:10 PM PST by Molon Labbie
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To: chris37

I think that she went nuts after her son was killed. I’d go nuts too. But the left used her, and her instability and grief, wrongly. Then they abandoned her.


43 posted on 11/28/2009 11:33:26 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: CyberAnt

One of the lefties in congress told them. either that or barry himself.


44 posted on 11/28/2009 11:34:06 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: I see my hands

When the terrorists hit again, I’m gonna be looking for Joy and her megaphone to protect myself and my kids. /s


45 posted on 11/28/2009 11:35:24 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: machogirl

That 4th video was very telling. And how loud and clear the dichotomy is laid out.

Joy: “Bully”....”.....his BP is a zillion”.......”look how overweight he is”.........”look how out of shape he is.”

If these are the people who would protect us, then we would be worse off than what we are now. Good Lord.

Upthread someone mentioned Sheehan’s backing to possibly being communist, seems there is no doubt.

That Vet is a hero.


46 posted on 11/28/2009 11:35:54 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Daffynition

yep. he’s walked the walk.


47 posted on 11/28/2009 11:37:59 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Cindy
Notice the Iraqi guy who catered to Cindy Sheehan was named Man of the Year by the Washington Peace Center....

Notice Cindy Sheehan's 'strategist' Lisa Fithian is a member of the Washington Peace Center :

Lisa Fithian is an American political activist and anarchist. She began her work in the mid-1970’s as a member of student government in her high school and at Skidmore College.
As a member and coordinator of the Washington Peace Center for 7 years during the 1980’s, Fithian organized hundreds of events and demonstrations on a range of issues, both locally and nationally, and helped lead an extensive anti-racism process that transformed the Peace Center into a multicultural organization.
In the early 1990s Lisa joined the labor movement, bringing her experience to the Justice for Janitors campaigns in Washington DC, Denver and Los Angeles and to nursing home workers in San Francisco and Detroit.
She also provided training and support work to the United Auto Workers Union and with the Detroit Newspaper Strikers. Lisa has continued her work for social, economic and environmental justice, providing training and organizing support to many of the global justice mobilization around the world since the shut down of the WTO Ministerial in Seattle in 1999.
After Hurrican Katrina, Lisa has worked with the Common Ground Collective in New Orleans [ACORN-RELATED, PERHAPS?], organizing relief efforts.
Currently, Lisa serves as a National Steering Committee member of United for Peace and Justice, a coalition of over 1000 local and national groups working to end the war in Iraq and build a broad movement for social change.
35 posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009 1:38:03 PM by kcvl | To 22

48 posted on 11/28/2009 11:38:18 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Molon Labbie

Bless your Father...it breaks my heart when I hear stories about that. They deserve RESPECT...and much more. God Bless all of them!

(Welcome to Free Republic)


49 posted on 11/28/2009 11:39:14 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (I love God, my family & my country..........vote conservative..........Please pray for our soldiers)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Thank you it was a Honor to Serve. My thanks goes back to you and all the Others for what you are doing right now. I do not post much, but I am here always.


50 posted on 11/28/2009 11:39:55 PM PST by easternsky
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