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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Rick Rescorla ~ January 18, 2010
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC with Aloha Ronnie

Posted on 01/17/2010 5:00:00 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

Edited on 01/17/2010 10:12:43 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!
 
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~ Hall of Heroes ~


Info and some photos from WeWereSoldiers.net.

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During combat in Vietnam, Lt. Rick Rescorla would sing to his troops to keep their spirits high while under fire. As head of security for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in New York, Rescorla used the same tactics to calm co-workers as he led them from their offices during the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Rescorla survived battlefields in Southwest Asia, but he apparently was not so fortunate Sept. 11. Currently on the missing list, Rescorla was last seen in a 10th-floor staircase. He is credited with saving 3,800 colleagues, while sacrificing himself.

Rescorla is a featured character in "We Were Soldiers Once … And Young," a factual account of combat in Vietnam’s Ia Drang Valley. Written by Army Gen. Hal Moore and reporter Joe Galloway, the book is considered required reading among Army officers. Since the book was first published in 1996, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service has sold 47,000 copies, with more than 3,200 sold in the last year alone. The book was made into a Mel Gibson movie that is due out next spring.

"He was on the cover of the book," Galloway said, recalling the photo of Rescorla as a battle-weary lieutenant preparing for a bayonet charge with his M-16 rifle. Rescorla, 62, took charge during the terrorist attack on his building, just as if he was again in combat, Galloway said during a telephone interview from his home in Washington, D.C. "No one would have expected anything less of him," Galloway said. Rescorla was in his office on the 44th floor at 8:48 a.m., when the first plane struck the neighboring tower. At 9:10 a.m., a plane hit the second building where Morgan Stanley, an international financial services firm, had offices between the 43rd and 66th floors. Survivors said Rescorla grabbed a bullhorn and cleared out 3,800 workers from 20 floors. When newspapers published accounts of Rescorla’s calming office workers with his songs, Galloway remembered Rescorla singing Welsh mining songs during combat in Vietnam. Comrades who served with Rescorla said he would sing and tell jokes to motivate troops. "He was doing what he always did, singing to them," Galloway said. "Just as he did in battle."

In 1993, when terrorists bombed the World Trade Center, Rescorla also headed the evacuation. To get the crowd’s attention during that attack, he mooned them, Galloway said. "He was a genuine hero then," Galloway said. According to a press account, Morgan Stanley employee Bob Sloss last saw Rescorla in a 10th floor stairwell, calming the fleeing mob of office workers. "Rick was down toward the base trying to make sure people got down and out," Sloss was quoted in the report. "He was definitely there well after it had been established that the building was in trouble."

Born in Hayle, England, in 1939, Rescorla joined the U.S. Army in the 1960s and went to Vietnam as a platoon leader with the B Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry. In November 1965, his unit plunged into a battle at Landing Zone X-Ray, at the base of the Chu Pong, a 2,400-foot mountain in the Ia Drang Valley. He later survived a North Vietnamese ambush at nearby Landing Zone Albany that claimed the lives of 151 men in his unit. In the book, Rescorla played a significant part in repelling the enemy when they outnumbered his unit. Moore, the officer who led the battle at Landing Zone X-Ray, and Galloway, a UPI reporter who covered it, painted Rescorla as a likeable character, who was a skilled leader under fire. "Gen. Moore said he was the finest platoon leader in the Army," Galloway recalled.

After the war, Rescorla went to Oklahoma University on the G.I. bill, and later earned a master’s degree and a law degree. In 1989, he retired as a colonel in the Army Reserve. For the past 18 years, he had worked in security management for Morgan Stanley. During a televised celebrity fund-raiser following the attacks, Robin Williams told the nation of Rescorla’s heroism, Galloway said. Galloway said he will no doubt have Rescorla on his mind Nov. 16, as he speaks to members of the 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry during the unit’s annual ball in Schweinfurt, Germany. "If you can go to the grave knowing you helped save people, it seems to be a life well-lived," Galloway said. "He died as he lived, a great soldier."

Rick Scavetta
Stars and Stripes
 

 

  

More reading...it's well worth your time to click these links and remember a true modern day hero.  One of the sites records how many times people have remembered a hero by adding a flower at the bottom of the page for each visitor.  Please click through to find out which one it is!

 Rick Rescorla.com

 Rick Rescorla "Follow Me" Statue Unveiling

 The Official Site of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

 Mudville Gazette: Rick Rescorla Was A Soldier

 

 Blackfive: Rick Rescorla: Someone You Should Know

 Rick Rescorla: Cornish Hero

 LZXray.com: American Soldier

 We Were Soldiers Once And Young

 TapsBugler: From Vietnam to the World Trade Center

 All The Heroes Are Dead

 9-11 Heroes Page

 Armchair General: Rick Rescorla forum thread

 Modern Day Heroes: A Witness to the Heroism of Many (our own Aloha Ronnie!)

 

Thank you for your help, Aloha Ronnie!

Prayers going up for the family and friends of Rick Rescorla. 
May God bless you and give you comfort and peace. 
Rick was truly a hero. 

 

A hero is someone who has given his or herself to something bigger than oneself.
-Joseph Campbell

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
-Bob Dylan (!)

This thread is a re-run and was first posted in the FReeper Canteen in 2007.  We can never remember our heroes too often. 
Please remember the Canteen is here to honor, support and entertain our troops and their families.  This is a politics-free zone!  Thanks for helping us in our mission!


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1 posted on 01/17/2010 5:00:01 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

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God Bless Our Republic

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up


2 posted on 01/17/2010 5:00:52 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

bookmarked


3 posted on 01/17/2010 5:01:45 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Freedom from fat cat greedy Big Government tyranny IS a Right ... It IS the Constitution.)
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To: HopeandGlory

USA produces the greatest heroes!


4 posted on 01/17/2010 5:02:17 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Great opening post, Kathy.

We forget so often those who gave so much.


5 posted on 01/17/2010 5:03:19 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

IN!


6 posted on 01/17/2010 5:03:58 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Present!


7 posted on 01/17/2010 5:04:39 PM PST by tongue-tied
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To: StarCMC; ALOHA RONNIE; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Please note: The author of the Hall of Heroes is StarCMC.
Please thank her for today’s thread.

And a special shoutout to Aloha Ronnie for his help!

Hall of Heroes: Rick Rescorla

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8 posted on 01/17/2010 5:06:27 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Crap! Took like 2 1/2 minutes to post, when I hit "post". LOL

And, Ms. BEEEEE!!!
9 posted on 01/17/2010 5:06:41 PM PST by tongue-tied
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC; ALOHA RONNIE

Thank you for featuring Rick Rescorla, I can always enjoy another spotlight on Rick! Now to see the memorial at Ft. Benning...


10 posted on 01/17/2010 5:12:33 PM PST by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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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
Anoreth USCG (daughter of Tax-chick)
aviator USAF
Brett USN (CindyDawg)
Brother and Son-in-Law (kalee)
Cannoneer No. 4
CAPT Future Snake Eater USA (RightOnline)
CAPT Jason Clendenin (friend of Frou)
Chris USA (amom)
Chuck USA (RightOnline)
COL Mike (gpapa)
CMS USA
ConorMacNessa USN USMC
David USAF (LUV W)
Defender2
Deven USA (Shimmer)
Ethan USMC (georgiabelle)
Fred (DocRock)
GulfWar1Vet USA
IS2 Brianne USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
IS2 Heather USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
Jade Falcon USN
JemiansTerror USA (Jemian)
Jet Jaguar USAF
Joel (NEMDF)
Jonathan USMC (AZbushgal)
Josh USN (doug from upland)
Karen USA (fatima's granddaughter)
Kenneth (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
Kevin USMC (skimask)
Kevin and David USA (vigilante2)
Laurita USA
LCPL Carter USMC
Lindsay (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
LT David (Coldwater Creek)
M1911A1 USMC (M0sby)
M1Tanker
Major joma89 USAF
MEG33's Navy Grandson
Michael USAR (RightOnline)
Mike1Sg USA (mystery-ak)
Milo828 USA (mystery-ak)
Nate USN (sneakers)
Old Sarge USA
OneLoyalAmerican USCG
PFC Alan USA (brother-in-law Stonewall Jackson)
PFC Dan USA (son of swmobuffalo)
PFC Jake USMC (son of Enough_Deceit)
Pvt Alex USA (son of Enough_Deceit)
Robert, Jeremy, Daynnis USA (SoldierDad)
Sat-Com Chris USA (son of KC Burke)
SGT Ev USA (Mozie)
SGT Gray USA (colorcountry’s son)
SGT Sean Reed (preed)
Son USCG (GodBlessUSA)
SPC Mike USA (AbnSarge)
SPC William Akin USA (Step-son of BlueLancer)
SrA The Black Knight USAF
SSG Brian USA (repubmom)
SSG Dustin USA (SIL of U S Army EOD)
SSG Dusty USA (MountainDad)
SSG Mitchel USA (tina07)
SSG Spencer USA (grame)
SSGT Don May Jr USMC (debm29palms)
SSGT John Linde USA (JFoxbear)
Terrence USN (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
The Sailor
tongue-tied USN/USA
Tonkin USN/USCG
txradioguy USA
USAFSecurityForces (son of visualops & TheStickman)
Valerie USAF (Shimmer)
Victor and Tony D USMC (weldgophardline)
William USA (jackv)

 



11 posted on 01/17/2010 5:12:44 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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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)


12 posted on 01/17/2010 5:13:44 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Always Remember bump and yes, Aloha Ronnie came to mind a microsecond or two after reading the Hero’s name.


13 posted on 01/17/2010 5:17:30 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("'Diversity' is one of those words designed to absolve you of the need to think." Mark Steyn)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
J - E - T - S
JETS! JETS!! JETS!!!

14 posted on 01/17/2010 5:18:18 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: tongue-tied

TT!!!!
*HUG*
How are YOU?


15 posted on 01/17/2010 5:18:49 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...
Image



Corporal Cheyne Jones chats with children in the Mirabad Valley Region.A major operation conducted by Australian and Afghan National Army (ANA) Forces has experienced success, uncovering a significant number of caches to the east of Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province, Southern Afghanistan.

(Australian Department of Defence)

16 posted on 01/17/2010 5:19:24 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: All; laurenmarlowe



17 posted on 01/17/2010 5:22:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: redrock; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


18 posted on 01/17/2010 5:23:22 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Tanniker Smith; The Mayor; bitt

19 posted on 01/17/2010 5:25:06 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: HopeandGlory
And in first....Nana Hope grabs the gold!!


20 posted on 01/17/2010 5:27:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: steelyourfaith
And in second....steelyourfaith snags the silver!!


21 posted on 01/17/2010 5:30:28 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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

January 18, 2010
It Is My Business
You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge . . . , but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. —Leviticus 19:18

In 1955, when the South was still highly segregated, Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago, visited relatives in Mississippi. After Emmett “dared” to talk to a white woman, two white men brutally murdered him. An all-white, male jury found the two “not guilty”—after deliberating for barely an hour. The two men later confessed to the crime in a Life magazine article.

Following the verdict, Emmett’s mother said, “Two months ago I had a nice apartment in Chicago. I had a good job. I had a son. When something happened to Negroes in the South, I said, ‘That’s their business, not mine.’ Now I know how wrong I was. The murder of my son has shown me that what happens to any of us, anywhere in the world, had better be the business of us all.”

Making another’s concerns our own is what Leviticus 19:18 calls us to do: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus quotes this verse and interprets it as not placing any limitations on loving those around us (Matt. 22:39; Luke 10:25-37). Our neighbor doesn’t just mean someone close by; it’s anyone who has a need. We are to care for others as we care for ourselves.

To love our neighbor means to make the persecution, suffering, and injustice of our fellow human beings our own. It is the business of all who follow Christ.

For Further Thought
How can we be a good neighbor? Be respectful to all. Lend a hand. Volunteer. Join a neighborhood association. Speak up when others are treated unjustly.

Compassion puts love into action.

22 posted on 01/17/2010 5:31:03 PM PST by The Mayor (People who follow Christ lead others in the right direction)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC

Thank you for making Rick Rescorla the focus of the Hall of Heroes. He certainly deserves to be there. I do not know if this is covered in other posts, but at the risk of being redundant I’ll say it here. Rick Rescorla was recognized as a huge hero after 9/11 for saving all his people on 9/11. His story was told in The New Yorker (yes, the New Yorker) magazine afterwords, with a deep appreciation for all his sacrifices. It was a fascinating article and discussed at length his relationship with another man he had served with in war. This other man later converted to Islam, and became concerned with much of what he heard in various Mosques (in the US). It was this “inside” knowledge that enabled Rescorla to be wise to the threats abounding.

This coverage was all in the first days after 9/11, before the Dems got wise to the idea that this whole patriotism thing might help the Pubbies. It was after that that the new unity that the attacks of 9/11 had sadly forged was (I truly believe) willfully and maliciously torn apart by the Democratic Party.

All hyperbole aside, I will never forgive them for that.

Thank God Almighty in Heaven that there are to this day men like Rick Rescorla. And Thank God for FR that gives honor to them.

If anyone wants to research the piece in the New Yorker, I hope you can find it. His wife (widow) also did a bunch of interviews, their story is very romantic.

I hate what the Dem Party has done to this country since 9/11.

If the mods take my post down, so be it. But thank you for giving me the opportunity to express myself.

God Bless Rick Rescorla, God Bless Wales, Australia and the USA.


23 posted on 01/17/2010 5:34:20 PM PST by jocon307
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To: freedumb2003
And rounding out the top 3....freedumb bags the bronze!!


24 posted on 01/17/2010 5:34:20 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

25 posted on 01/17/2010 5:34:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: tongue-tied

26 posted on 01/17/2010 5:35:26 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: brushcop

27 posted on 01/17/2010 5:36:03 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN
Cool! Like the new medallion.

I'm doing good, we're getting some rain starting tonight and then a storm every day for the next 5. Woohoo! Snow by midweek.
28 posted on 01/17/2010 5:39:49 PM PST by tongue-tied
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To: Kathy in Alaska

:)


29 posted on 01/17/2010 5:40:37 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
In!


30 posted on 01/17/2010 5:47:20 PM PST by PERKY2004 (Proud military wife of a pilot ~ Praying for him and for all our troops!)
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To: freedumb2003; StarCMC; ALOHA RONNIE

StarCMC did a great job, with the help of Aloha Ronnie, of putting together this presentation on Rick Rescorla...a true hero!


31 posted on 01/17/2010 5:51:09 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge. Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


32 posted on 01/17/2010 5:53:06 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BUMP.


33 posted on 01/17/2010 5:55:49 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Lady Nam Vet; LUV W; mylife; BIGLOOK; tongue-tied; All

Please welcome my dear freind Lady Nam Vet to The Canteen!
Lady, are you here?


34 posted on 01/17/2010 6:07:47 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: All

Cargo is loaded onto a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., for transport to Haiti in support of humanitarian operations on Jan. 14, 2010. The Air Force is providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to Haiti after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the country on Jan. 12, 2010. DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr., U.S. Air Force. (Released)

U.S. Navy C-2A Greyhound transport aircraft from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 prepare to deploy from Norfolk, Va., to support the first wave of earthquake relief efforts in Haiti on Jan. 14, 2010. This is part of a larger relief effort spearheaded by the U.S. government to help those affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake. DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Scott D. Cohen, U.S. Navy. (Released)

35 posted on 01/17/2010 6:14:23 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN; Lady Nam Vet
Welcome to the Canteen, Lady Nam Vet.
36 posted on 01/17/2010 6:16:50 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: freedumb2003
USA produces the greatest heroes!

Good evening, free...you sure got that right!

37 posted on 01/17/2010 6:18:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Lady Nam Vet

When you are new here, it can be kinda tricky to maneuver around...
Hang in there Lady, and keep trying!


38 posted on 01/17/2010 6:25:17 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Good evening, ms b...((HUGS))...hope you got some rest today.


39 posted on 01/17/2010 6:31:14 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; All

This being reproted on Twitter remember those Chinese riots well now cell phone service being restored by the Chinese six month after riot

BOY Chinese pretty fast NOT

BreakingNews Text-messaging service is restored in Xinjiang region of China, 6 months after ethnic riots in capital

And China throw a diva fit

Drudge_Report China move threatens to delay Iran sanctions... http://tinyurl.com/yd9qbvj


40 posted on 01/17/2010 6:38:19 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: tongue-tied

Good evening, tt...heavy weather on the way, huh?

Make a snowman when you can. d:o)


41 posted on 01/17/2010 6:41:24 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN; tomkow6; All

I got question how f***k the UN is that they can’t control Haiti

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/haiti/7012413/Haiti-earthquake-10000-US-soldiers-due-as-violence-on-the-streets-intensifies.html


42 posted on 01/17/2010 6:41:48 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: All

Question Chemical Ali got sentence by death penalty for gasiing the Kurds

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/chemical-ali-to-hang-for-gassing-kurds/story-e6frg6so-1225820734643


43 posted on 01/17/2010 6:47:54 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: brushcop

Good evening, brushcop....he was a hero through and through.


44 posted on 01/17/2010 6:57:31 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: SevenofNine

hey there, Seven..
Pffft
the UN coudn’t organize a fire drill!


45 posted on 01/17/2010 6:59:12 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN; Lady Nam Vet

Hi, Sis!

I would be honored and thrilled to welcome your dear friend,
Lady Nam Vet to FreeRepublic and to the Canteen!

She wouldn’t by any chance own a pretty awesome motorcycle
now would she? :D


46 posted on 01/17/2010 7:03:48 PM PST by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!)
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To: LUV W; Lady Nam Vet

LOL
As a matter of fact, she does!
Ridin’ in that side car is a hoot!


47 posted on 01/17/2010 7:08:12 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Kinda thought so! LOL!


48 posted on 01/17/2010 7:09:56 PM PST by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!)
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To: LUV W

Now?


49 posted on 01/17/2010 7:10:33 PM PST by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!)
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To: LUV W

Now?


50 posted on 01/17/2010 7:10:37 PM PST by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!)
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