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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Clyde Lassen ~ January 16, 2012
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Posted on 01/15/2012 5:10:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

 

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Clyde E. Lassen

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CDR Clyde Everett Lassen
(1942 - 1994)

As the UH-2 Seasprite helicopter hovered over the water, its crew listened intently on their earphones for a message from the coastline.  Some where beyond the pitch-dark horizon were two naval aviators whose plane had been shot down deep in North Vietnamese territory.  Their exact position was not known.  No one knew even if they were still alive.  They had not yet made contact with any other rescue aircraft in the area.  There was nothing the helicopter crew could do but wait and listen as they had done since leaving their ship shortly after midnight some time earlier.

Flying the single-engine UH-2 was 27 year old Lieutenant (then LTJG) Clyde E. Lassen, Officer in charge of the helo detachment aboard the guided missile frigate USS Preble (DLG 15).  To his right sat Lieutenant (jg) Clarence L. Cook, his copilot, and behind them, his two crewmen, Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Bruce B. Dallas, and Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Donald N. West. 

They waited.  Seconds became minutes.  Finally, voice communication was established.  The downed aviators reported they were sitting on the side of a steep, heavily wooded hill surrounded by tall trees, thick undergrowth, and an undetermined number of enemy troops.  Conditions clearly called for a helicopter, and fast.

By the time the message was completed, LTJG Cook had located the hillside position on his plotting map.  He then gave LT Lassen the course to follow and, while the pilot pressed the UH-2 over the coast into the enemy land, kept him informed on the layout of the countryside below.

The overcast sky made the terrain shadowless.  Ground objects were almost indistinguishable when the copter arrived in the search area.  At first there were no signs of the survivors.  But, after circling in darkness a few times, the SAR crew sighted the flash of flare pistols and the beam from a rescue strobe light.

Lieutenant Lassen swung the helo toward the illumination and moved in to survey a probable landing site.  A likely spot, he judged, was a rice paddy at the bottom of the hill, about 200 feet from the downed airmen.  He could hover over the clearing long enough for them to make it to the helo, despite the enemy.  That was his plan. And it might have worked—and the whole ordeal would probably have been over in a matter of seconds.  But what looked like a quick and simple rescue turned out instead to be a real cliff-hanger.  One worthy of an entry in the Medal of Honor ledger.

After directing the aviators to make their way down the hill to the rice paddy, the lieutenant commenced a partial hover just high enough to keep his helo from sinking in the mud.  This drew the enemy’s attention and they started pouring in small arms and automatic weapons fire.  Petty Officers Dallas and West sighted on the muzzle blasts and returned the fire with the airship’s two door-mounted M-60 machine guns.

Meanwhile, the downed aviators reported over their rescue transmitters that they were unable to make it through the undergrowth.  LT Lassen decided to pull up out of gun range to evaluate the situation a little further and study another approach.

Like most helo pilots in the combat zone, he was relying on limited experience.  He had been flying only a little more than two years.  Nonetheless, he was no newcomer to naval aviation.  Before he earned his wings through the Naval Aviation Cadet program, he served with the fleet for almost three years, attaining the rate of aviation electronics technician 3rd class.  He had met each challenge with success.  Now he was about to make another decision from which there could be no return.

The LT called for a rescue aircraft nearby to move into the area and illuminate the survivors location with flares.  They he worked the UH-2 farther up the hill toward the airmen and located a probable landing spot between two large trees.  There, Dallas and West lowered a rescue hoist, which the airmen could reach.  Just as rescue appeared a sure thing, the last of the overhead flares went out.  Depth perception was lost momentarily and the helo veered slightly to the right.  One of the crewmen yelled that they were going to hit one of the trees.

A sharp jolt went through the helo and it pitched nose down into a right turn.  Instinctively, LT Lassen righted the aircraft and climbed clear of the foliage.  No one was hurt, but the UH-2 had suffered serious damage.  It was vibrating almost uncontrollably.  Things couldn’t be much worse.  His fuel was dangerously low.  His aircraft was badly damaged.  And, he was drawing fire from every enemy gun within range.  On top of this, he and the other rescue aircraft had run out of overhead flares.  They were strictly in the dark.  A further rescue attempt seemed hopeless.

But as far as LT Lassen was concerned, he hadn’t completed his mission, and he was determined to do so, successfully.  Again he sized up the situation, called for more flares and, for the second time, told the downed aviators to descend the hill and meet him at the rice paddy.  As skipper, he was confident Dallas and West could suppress the enemy gunners with their M-60’s until the flares arrived.  But he had no desire to go another round in the dark with those skyscraping trees.  He had enough of them.

Following the pilot’s instructions, the two men on the ground attempted once more to work their way through the underbrush toward their rescuers appointed position.  The delay, thus far, had allowed more enemy to arrive on the hill.  The helo, in order to cover the aviators’ descent, had to stay close by.

This need for close-quarter maneuvering made it nearly impossible for support from the other air rescue units to be effective against the communist force.  As things stood, the airmen’s safety rested primarily on the accuracy of LT Lassen’s gunners and his ability to fly his crippled aircraft, both talents which had proven unequalled.

Before long, the additional flares arrived and the sky was again lighted, aiding the lieutenant’s second approach to the paddy.

The enemy kept the airmen pinned down at the spot where LT Lassen could not reach. This complicated matters even more, because time suddenly became a crucial concern.

 Only 30 minutes of fuel remained in the helo’s tanks, and both he and LTJG Cook were aware of the distance through enemy territory that lay between them and friendly hands.  There might be enough time for one more attempt.  No more.

The Lieutenant called for another flare drop and commenced his final rescue attempt.  For a moment the sky was bright like high noon.  But, just when the helo reached an altitude of about 50 feet over the rice paddy, the flare went out.  There was nothing but darkness.  Luck, never of the best in this episode, had seemed to run out.

With no time to wait for another flare drop, the young pilot went for broke and turned on his landing lights so he could see to set down.  This withdrew the enemy’s concentration on the two airmen, who unhesitatingly cleared the brush and dashed toward the lights.

In a hail of lead, the copter crew pulled the two-some on board as the pilot lifted his vibrating, bullet-riddled chopper into the darkness, out of harm’s way.  A thimble of fuel was in the helo’s tanks as the SAR crew headed toward the sea.

En route, LT Lassen’s evasive ability was again put to the test when he had to outmaneuver a last effort by the enemy to knock him out of the sky with antiaircraft fire.

By the time he reached the water and set down on the helo pad of the guided missile frigate USS Jouett (DLG 29), there was scarcely more than five minutes flight time remaining in the helicopter’s fuel lines.

The account of the rescue was logged as a successful, routine SAR mission.  But at NAS Atsugi, home base for Helicopter Combat Squadron Seven, the rescue flight of 19 June 1968 will be acclaimed as one of the most daring feats of flying to come out of the Vietnam Conflict.

LT Clyde E. Lassen became the first naval aviator and fifth Navyman to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery in Vietnam.

His copilot, LTJG Cook, was awarded the Navy Cross for his gallant part played in the rescue.  The two crewmen, Petty Officers West and Dallas, were awarded Silver Stars

(The previous section was written by - Marc Whetstone, Chief Journalist, USN.)  

President Lyndon Johnson awarded Congressional Medals of Honor to the following servicemen on January 16, 1969. From Left to Right: Navy Lt. Clyde E. Lassen, Ft. Myers, Florida; Marine Maj. Stephen W. Pless, Newnan, Georgia; Air Force Lt. Col. Joe M. Jackson, Newnan, Georgia; Army S/Sgt. Drew D. Dix, Pueblo, Colorado

Citation:  

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as pilot and aircraft commander of a search and rescue helicopter, attached to Helicopter Support Squadron 7, during operations against enemy forces in North Vietnam. Launched shortly after midnight to attempt the rescue of 2 downed aviators. Lt. (then Lt.(jg.)) Lassen skillfully piloted his aircraft over unknown and hostile terrain to a steep, tree-covered hill on which the survivors had been located. Although enemy fire was being directed at the helicopter, he initially landed in a clear area near the base of the hill, but, due to the dense undergrowth, the survivors could not reach the helicopter. With the aid of flare illumination, Lt. Lassen successfully accomplished a hover between 2 trees at the survivors' position. Illumination was abruptly lost as the last of the flares were expended, and the helicopter collided with a tree, commencing a sharp descent. Expertly righting his aircraft and maneuvering clear, Lt. Lassen remained in the area, determined to make another rescue attempt, and encouraged the downed aviators while awaiting resumption of flare illumination. After another unsuccessful, illuminated rescue attempt. and with his fuel dangerously low and his aircraft significantly damaged, he launched again and commenced another approach in the face of the continuing enemy opposition. When flare illumination was again lost, Lt. Lassen, fully aware of the dangers in clearly revealing his position to the enemy, turned on his landing lights and completed the landing. On this attempt, the survivors were able to make their way to the helicopter. In route to the coast he encountered and successfully evaded additional hostile antiaircraft fire and, with fuel for only minutes of flight remaining, landed safely aboard U.S.S. Jouett (DLG-29). Lt. Lassen's extraordinary heroism at the risk of his life, above and beyond the call of duty, are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Navy.

 

The USS Lassen (DDG 82) named in his honor.
 
USS Lassen website

 

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1 posted on 01/15/2012 5:11:08 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD!





SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!!





BOSTON, (Oct. 21, 2009) Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).




Detachment of Marines in 1812 regalia aboard USS Constitution.

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!





Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
2 posted on 01/15/2012 5:11:48 PM PST 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
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


3 posted on 01/15/2012 5:12:10 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
4 posted on 01/15/2012 5:13:03 PM PST by BIGLOOK
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To: magslinger; SC Swamp Fox; Fred Hayek; NY Attitude; P3_Acoustic; investigateworld; lowbuck; ...
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5 posted on 01/15/2012 5:13:29 PM PST by Vroomfondel
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Kathy!
(((HUGS)))


6 posted on 01/15/2012 5:13:51 PM PST by left that other site
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To: ConorMacNessa
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7 posted on 01/15/2012 5:14:00 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: StarCMC; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; ...
Please note: The author of the Hall of Heroes is StarCMC.

Please thank StarCMC for today’s thread.

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8 posted on 01/15/2012 5:19:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC
Good evening, Ladies!

*HUGS*

Thanks very much for this outstanding Hall of Heroes thread! Lieutenants Lassen and Cook and Petty Officers Dallas and West are outstanding examples of our valiant Troops!

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
9 posted on 01/15/2012 5:23:00 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


10 posted on 01/15/2012 5:31:25 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: brushcop

11 posted on 01/15/2012 5:32:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: SoldierDad; arbee4bush; vigilante2; Jemian; Old_Professor; mystery-ak; freema; kalee; ...
Thanks, Families, for your service to our country.

Thanks, unique, for the perfect woohoo.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


12 posted on 01/15/2012 5:35:42 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
And in first....Mac grabs the gold!!


13 posted on 01/15/2012 5:42:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: HopeandGlory
And close behind for second....Nana Hope snags the silver!!


14 posted on 01/15/2012 5:52:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; BIGLOOK; PROCON; mylife; SandRat
Had a great visit to the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia yesterday with my son John. (John is my youngest at fifteen.) We concentrated on the Vietnam War and WWI Galleries. John took about 200 pictures and was very interested in the exhibits.



Beforehand we went for an early lunch at the Globe & Laurel. The Globe & Laurel is a legendary restaurant and pub founded by Major Rick Spooner, USMC in Quantico in 1968. I was stationed at the Naval Hospital in Quantico at the time and was one of his earliest customers. I frequently closed him down at midnight with my friend, HM/3 John Lesko, another FMF Corpsman and Purple Heart veteran of the Vietnam War.

Major Spooner was present while we were there and I was able to introduce John to him as well as to have a nice conversation with the Major. I'm glad to have had the opportunity to do so - He is a veteran of WWI, Korea and Vietnam, a great Marine and one of the finest gentlemen it has been my privilege and good fortune to know.

John is interested in becoming a Marine - I would be most proud if he did. I told him that if they asked him why he wanted to join the Corps to tell them that his daddy was an FMF corpsman with the magnificent 3rd Battalion, Fifth Marines and the his grandad (Mrs. MacNessa's dad) was a Marine who served in the Pacific in WWII. I hope he is able to continue the family tradition.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
15 posted on 01/15/2012 5:54:36 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: BIGLOOK
And rounding out the top three....Hawaii bags the bronze!!


16 posted on 01/15/2012 5:59:14 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


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





Missing Man Setting

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




Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
17 posted on 01/15/2012 6:06:15 PM PST 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

Thank you, Commander Lassen, for your gallant service to our nation. May you have fair winds and a following sea.

18 posted on 01/15/2012 6:31:03 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!




Tattoo

Must retire – the 0500 Reveille approaches relentlessly – the bugler already mounts the parapet. Will chat with you all on the morrow.

Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!







Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
19 posted on 01/15/2012 6:33:30 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

WOW! What a day you and John had....and John was able to “see” some of his Dad’s and Granddad’s history. Sweet!!


20 posted on 01/15/2012 6:34:30 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC






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~


21 posted on 01/15/2012 7:03:33 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


22 posted on 01/15/2012 7:03:36 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well. Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present. Thank you for your service to our country.


23 posted on 01/15/2012 7:04:34 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC

Thanks, Galz, for yet another hero in the long line of heroes who have gone before.

God bless them every one!


24 posted on 01/15/2012 7:39:22 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......and his name is Chris Healy(tongue-tied))
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv...((HUGS))...Lt Lassen was determined to rescue those pilots. And he did!


25 posted on 01/15/2012 8:10:36 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


The Book Of Nature

January 16, 2012

Scottish-American John Muir (1838– 1914) was raised by a Christian father who placed great emphasis on Scripture memory. By young adulthood, John allegedly could recite from memory all of the New Testament and large portions of the Old Testament.

As a young man, Muir developed a great love for God’s creation and viewed it as a source for understanding God. Historian Dennis Williams says that Muir referred to creation as the “Book of Nature.” While exploring the wilderness, he was able to study the plants and animals in an environment that “came straight from the hand of God, uncorrupted by civilization and domestication.” Muir went on to lead the forest conservation movement and was instrumental in creating many US national parks, including Yosemite, Sequoia, and Mount Rainier.

To nurture the spiritual interest of children and youth, we should primarily focus on the Bible. But we can also take them to God’s outdoor classroom, where we can cultivate their love for the Creator by showing the majesty of creation: “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead” (Rom. 1:20).

O Lord, we can see all around us each day
The wisdom the creatures of nature display;
O help us to learn from Your marvelous world
The wonder and beauty Your hands have unfurled. —Bosch

In God’s pattern book of nature
we can trace many valuable lessons.

Read: Romans 1:18-24

Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made. —Romans 1:20
Bible in a year:
Exodus 1-4


26 posted on 01/15/2012 8:14:02 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Thanks, Mac, for the Missing Man Setting as we remember those who have given their all that we may gather safe and secure.
27 posted on 01/15/2012 8:20:40 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC
Good evening, Ladies! *hugs*

Another great hero story!

Thank you both!

28 posted on 01/15/2012 8:35:10 PM PST by oldteen
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To: BIGLOOK
Aloha BIG guy! *hugs*

Everything going OK?

29 posted on 01/15/2012 8:52:33 PM PST by oldteen
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To: ConorMacNessa
Good evening, Sir Conor! *hugs*

I know you've retired for the evening but just thought I say hello and what a great day to spend with your son!

Becoming a Marine would be a very good thing! ;)

30 posted on 01/15/2012 8:58:41 PM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen
Aloha Teenster! ((hugs))

I guess things are going ok.....but that's a ball park guess. Lots on my mind lately, mostly problems not my own.
31 posted on 01/15/2012 9:11:25 PM PST by BIGLOOK
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To: ConorMacNessa

What a GREAT day you had with your grandson!

Sounds like he may become a “chip of the old block”.

Salute to you, doc!

Probably mentioned this before, but when I attended Diving School we had 12 enlisted and 2 officers from FMF attending the SCUBA portion of our class.

GREAT bunch of guys you’d ever want to meet. They returned to Vietnam upon graduation and we squids returned to our ships after we completed hard-hat diving.


32 posted on 01/15/2012 9:30:51 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: BIGLOOK
mostly problems not my own

Oh dear! Can you make them no longer a problem? If not, drop them in the lap of someone else! :) (OR, along the curb somewhere!)

33 posted on 01/15/2012 9:39:22 PM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen

Good evening, teen...*HUGS*

Hope your day went well...not too many of those “things” annoying you and your ability to breath.


34 posted on 01/15/2012 11:14:31 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Thanks, Stonewall, he was a true hero.


35 posted on 01/15/2012 11:24:23 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evening, Kathy. Hoping you’re keeping warm.


36 posted on 01/15/2012 11:41:24 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: AZamericonnie

Thanks, AZ, for the red, white, and blue tribute.

Hope you had a nice restful day. *HUGS*


37 posted on 01/15/2012 11:56:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: The Mayor

Good morning, Mayor, and thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


38 posted on 01/16/2012 12:04:11 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: MoochPooch

Good morning, Mooch...I have sox and slippers on...the warmest it has been all day is -3. Sitting at my computer makes for cold feet.

How about you? Snow? How’s editing?


39 posted on 01/16/2012 12:09:53 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: blackie; E.G.C.; Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; Allegra; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun; Jet Jaguar; ...



40 posted on 01/16/2012 12:58:26 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Not annoying me would be too much to hope for *sigh*. It has been a very bad few days. They're even keeping me up at night. Do what I can and keep the kleenex in every room! lol

Hope your day was good and the folks are well!

Have a wonderful Monday! See you next time around!

41 posted on 01/16/2012 1:15:46 AM PST by oldteen
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To: All
Good morning/afternoon/evening/night Troops, wherever you are.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep all of us free and safe.

Thanks, unique, for the pastries.

Coffee is always on........

How about a donut?

Cookies?

Veggies?

Sandwich?


42 posted on 01/16/2012 1:16:22 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
http://patriotden.com/favorites/snack-coffeepots.jpg
Did you know: The family which created the Bloomfield commercial coffee system (and patented a boatload of restaurant and bakery paraphernailia) is also the family who yielded up the world's greatest Jewish blues guitarist . . .

Mike Bloomfield (with Al Kooper), "Albert's Shuffle"
Mike Bloomfield (with Al Kooper), "His Holy Modal Majesty"
Mike Bloomfield (with Al Kooper), "Really"
Michael Bloomfield and Friends, "Gypsy Good Time"
The Electric Flag, "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water"
Michael Bloomfield and Friends, "Carmelita Skiffle"

43 posted on 01/16/2012 1:57:46 AM PST by BluesDuke (Another brief interlude from the small apartment halfway up in the middle of nowhere in particular)
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To: BluesDuke

Nice! I love Bloomfield’s work with the Butterfield Blues Band; his solos on “East West” (the song) are epic.


44 posted on 01/16/2012 2:10:48 AM PST by drew
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC
a very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

((HUGS))Good morning, Ladies. Thanks for this morning's thread, Star. How's it going?

45 posted on 01/16/2012 2:50:55 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


46 posted on 01/16/2012 2:51:16 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: drew
This one's for you and the Canteen . . .

The Butterfield Blues Band, "East-West" (Live at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, part one)
The Butterfield Blues Band, "East-West" (Live at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, part two)

47 posted on 01/16/2012 3:00:34 AM PST by BluesDuke (Another brief interlude from the small apartment halfway up in the middle of nowhere in particular)
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; txradioguy; ...

Good morning, Everyone.

Good morning to our

Military, our Allies, and their families.
THANK YOU for all you do.

This will be a drive-by post.

Especially this Monday
I'm grumpy cause I can't have my morning coffee.
I have to get ready for an appointment in a few.
Having tests done and they said NO COFFEE! arggggg.

Thank you, Star, for preparing the Canteen for today’s activities.

DC Metroland weather report ~

~ Today... Sunny to partly cloudy.
High near 45F.
Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.

~ Tonight... Considerable cloudiness.
Occasional rain showers after midnight.
Low 37F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of rain 50%.

Remember.....I'll be bock! (in the morning).

Now remember, the Canteen is

So, come on in and sit for a while.
There's always plenty of coffee,
tea,
pancakes,
conversation, silliness,
and plain old BS

REMEMBER THEM

DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

Showing support and boosting the morale of our military
and our allied military and the family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.


48 posted on 01/16/2012 4:01:05 AM PST by beachn4fun (I have a book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble)
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To: beachn4fun
Good morning, Beacht!

*HUGS*

Hope you had a great weekend!

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
49 posted on 01/16/2012 4:49:57 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

Whoooooo turned the lights on!!
Mondays DO suck!
But hope all you Early Birds
have a great one anywhoooo!
((((hugs))))

50 posted on 01/16/2012 5:06:36 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......and his name is Chris Healy(tongue-tied))
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