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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Herschel F. Briles ~ February 20, 2012
Serving The Best Troops In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 02/19/2012 5:14:22 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska


Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!
 
For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.
 
Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!
 
 
~ Hall of Heroes ~

Herschel F. Briles

Story from this website.

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Herschel F. Briles (February 7, 1914 – July 17, 1994) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.

Briles joined the Army from Fort Des Moines, Iowa, and by November 20, 1944 was serving as a Staff Sergeant in Company C, 899th Tank Destroyer Battalion. On that day, near Scherpenseel, Germany, he left cover to rescue the wounded crew of a burning tank destroyer and extinguish the vehicle's flames. The next day, he single-handedly forced the surrender of fifty-five German soldiers and again left cover to reach a burning tank destroyer, rescue its crew, and put out the flames. For these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor ten months later, on September 10, 1945.

Briles reached the rank of first sergeant before leaving the Army.

He died at age 80 and was buried in Waveland Cemetery, Prairie City, Iowa.

Briles' official Medal of Honor citation reads:

    He was leading a platoon of destroyers across an exposed slope near Scherpenseel, Germany, on 20 November 1944, when they came under heavy enemy artillery fire. A direct hit was scored on 1 of the vehicles, killing 1 man, seriously wounding 2 others, and setting the destroyer afire. With a comrade, S/Sgt. Briles left the cover of his own armor and raced across ground raked by artillery and small-arms fire to the rescue of the men in the shattered destroyer. Without hesitation, he lowered himself into the burning turret, removed the wounded and then extinguished the fire. From a position he assumed the next morning, he observed hostile infantrymen advancing. With his machinegun, he poured such deadly fire into the enemy ranks that an entire pocket of 55 Germans surrendered, clearing the way for a junction between American units which had been held up for 2 days. Later that day, when another of his destroyers was hit by a concealed enemy tank, he again left protection to give assistance. With the help of another soldier, he evacuated two wounded under heavy fire and, returning to the burning vehicle, braved death from exploding ammunition to put out the flames. By his heroic initiative and complete disregard for personal safety, S/Sgt. Briles was largely responsible for causing heavy enemy casualties, forcing the surrender of 55 Germans, making possible the salvage of our vehicles, and saving the lives of wounded comrades.



Thank you sir, for your service and sacrifice for our country!

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 02/19/2012 5:14:25 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).




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (RELEASED)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!







Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

2 posted on 02/19/2012 5:14:59 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

Prayers going up


3 posted on 02/19/2012 5:14:59 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 02/19/2012 5:15:31 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

HiYa Kathy,...((HUGS))


5 posted on 02/19/2012 5:16:02 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


6 posted on 02/19/2012 5:20:09 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
Hi All! In ....

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7 posted on 02/19/2012 5:20:18 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Love Knows No Bounds

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8 posted on 02/19/2012 5:22:28 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: ConorMacNessa; HopeandGlory
And we have another tie!! Mac and Nana Hope each grab a gold!!


9 posted on 02/19/2012 5:22:59 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; StarCMC
Thanks very much Kathy! And thanks to you and Star for tonight's Hall of Heroes thread!

*HUGS*

First Sgt. Herschel F. Briles is a most worthy member of our heroic band!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

10 posted on 02/19/2012 5:26:16 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; 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~


11 posted on 02/19/2012 5:26:28 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





Pfc. Cesar Cortez, USA, 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Died Bahrain 11Feb2012

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






Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

12 posted on 02/19/2012 5:29:54 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: AZamericonnie

HiYa connie...((hugs))...Girls are still up in PHX. Won’t be coming back until Late tonight or tomorrow mid Day.


13 posted on 02/19/2012 5:32:10 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..
Please note: The author of the Hall of Heroes is StarCMC.

Please thank StarCMC for today’s thread.

~ Hall of Heroes: Herschel F Briles ~

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14 posted on 02/19/2012 5:37:29 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK
And in "second"....Hawaii snags the silver!!


15 posted on 02/19/2012 5:46:56 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat
And rounding out the top "three"....Sand bags the bronze!!


16 posted on 02/19/2012 5:53:08 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Admin Moderator
Thank you, Admin Moderator...again!


17 posted on 02/19/2012 5:56:10 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

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS)))

I had today OFF! Woo Hoo!


18 posted on 02/19/2012 6:02:53 PM PST by left that other site
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


The Remedy For Fear

February 20, 2012

In his first inaugural speech in 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the newly elected president of the US, addressed a nation that was still reeling from the Great Depression. Hoping to ignite a more optimistic outlook regarding that economic crisis, he declared, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself!”

Fear often shows up in our lives when we are at risk of losing something—our wealth, health, reputation, position, safety, family, friends. It reveals our innate desire to protect the things in life that are important to us, rather than fully entrusting them to God’s care and control. When fear takes over, it cripples us emotionally and saps us spiritually. We’re afraid to tell others about Christ, to extend our lives and resources for the benefit of others, or to venture into new territory. A fearful spirit is more vulnerable to the enemy, who tempts us to compromise biblical convictions and to take matters into our own hands.

The remedy for fear, of course, is trust in our Creator. Only when we trust the reality of God’s presence, power, protection, and provision for our lives can we share the joy of the psalmist, who said, “I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears” (Ps. 34:4).

Day by day and with each passing moment,
Strength I find to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear. —Berg

Trust in the Lord is the cure for a fearful spirit.

Read: Psalm 34:1-10

I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. —Psalm 34:4
Bible in a year:
Deuteronomy 13-16


19 posted on 02/19/2012 6:04:24 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: Kathy in Alaska

Trying to figure out the inscription on the left of the headstone, apparently dedicated to a loving wife and mother, but not mentioning who that was.


20 posted on 02/19/2012 6:04:51 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening, AZ, and thanks for the red, white, and blue tribute.

Computer locked up just before posting and I didn’t get all the title re-entered. The Admin Mod to the rescue...yet again.

Did you get some rest time? *HUGS*

How is sonboy’s back? Are the meds still making him chatty?


21 posted on 02/19/2012 6:10:45 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…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


22 posted on 02/19/2012 6:13:06 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





Cpl. Osbrany Montes De Oca, USMC, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, KIA Afghanistan 10Feb2012




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


Eternal Father, Strong to Save



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, amid these who heeded 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







Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

23 posted on 02/19/2012 6:13:33 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: HiTech RedNeck

Good evening, HiTech...the caption reads, “Sgt. Briles is buried next to his wife in the Waveland Cemetery, Prairie City, Iowa”.

Haven’t found anything else about her.


24 posted on 02/19/2012 6:44:32 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

I take it this caption must be at the place the photo originally appeared. It isn’t on this thread. Color me ignorant of such things, but I had thought when a decorated troop is buried in a military graveyard with a spouse, both would be mentioned by name on the marker. Maybe it’s on the other side?


25 posted on 02/19/2012 6:56:25 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...any little visitors? Sun? Fishing for dinner?

We had a sunny day, temps still hovering around freezing. I was really surprised that temps dropped to the low teens over night.


26 posted on 02/19/2012 6:57:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HiTech RedNeck; Kathy in Alaska
In military cemeteries that I am familiar with, including ANC, the name of the spouse is typically inscribed on the reverse side of the headstone. Possibly the reference to his wife on the front of the headstone is because she predeceased him and was buried first.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

27 posted on 02/19/2012 7:09:36 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: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





HM/3 (FMF) Kyler L. Estrada, USN, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Died Djibouti 14Feb2012




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


Eternal Father, Strong to Save



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, amid these who heeded 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







Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

28 posted on 02/19/2012 7:11:57 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

God rest the souls of the fallen heroes! Thank you for reminding us of their sacrifice, Conor! (((hugs)))


29 posted on 02/19/2012 7:21:13 PM PST by LUV W (Never surrender...don't give up. We WILL take our country back, one vote at a time!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC

Thanks, galz, for yet another story of a true American hero! So many...so little time!


30 posted on 02/19/2012 7:31:18 PM PST by LUV W (Never surrender...don't give up. We WILL take our country back, one vote at a time!)
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To: LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





Sr. Airman Ryan Tomlin, RAF, 2 Squadron, Royal Air Force Regiment, No. 3 RAF Force Protection Wing, KIA Afghanistan 13Feb2012






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


Flowers of the Forest



Black Watch Piper

The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam;
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Rupert Brooke



Last Post




Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
31 posted on 02/19/2012 7:32:23 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; 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!!






Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

32 posted on 02/19/2012 7:37:22 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


Honoring Our Fallen

33 posted on 02/19/2012 7:39:11 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: LUV W
Good evening, Luv!

*HUGS*

They will live as long as we remember them and continue to chronicle the histories of their gallantry and patriotic service to our Nation!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

34 posted on 02/19/2012 7:42:26 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

TAPS

RIP

HM/3 (FMF) Kyler L Estrada, USN
11th Marine Expeditionary Unit


Eternal Father Strong To Save - click

35 posted on 02/19/2012 7:42:26 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...any muggings today?

Did MrsSR send a Nate report?


36 posted on 02/19/2012 7:44:38 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SkyDancer

G’Day, Janey...((HUGS))...how are your “babies” doing?

Will they be released into the wild? Or stay where they are?


37 posted on 02/19/2012 7:49:05 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Amen! We have to be the ones to remember...our government is
getting more and more anti-military.

November can’t come too soon for me!


38 posted on 02/19/2012 7:50:21 PM PST by LUV W (Never surrender...don't give up. We WILL take our country back, one vote at a time!)
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To: SkyDancer

“Love” those Marines! Great pic.


39 posted on 02/19/2012 7:50:30 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK
Good evening, my Brother-in-Arms! I hope all is well with you. I am going through a rough time physically, but the results of a myriad of tests suggest that I'm not in danger of giving up the ghost in the immediate future. The one thing all my battalion of physicians agree on is that I have to drop the tonnage - soon and on a large scale. Guess I'll go on the fish-heads and rice diet that worked so well for me in the 60's. Sad, but I'll have to comply.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

40 posted on 02/19/2012 7:51:22 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

Last Post

RIP

Sr Airman Ryan Tomlin, RAF
2 Squadron, Royal Air Force Regiment,
No. 3 RAF Force Protection Wing


Flowers of the Forest – click

41 posted on 02/19/2012 7:55:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

And why didn’t you come as well????

Do you have to stay behind to take care of the pets?

G-Pa needs Nate time tooooo! ;-}


42 posted on 02/19/2012 7:56:31 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa

Be well, Conor!


43 posted on 02/19/2012 7:59:59 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Carterize Obama in November)
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To: ConorMacNessa; All

Rest In Peace our Heroes

Il Silenzio

Let Them In St. Peter

44 posted on 02/19/2012 8:02:18 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: ErnBatavia
Thanks very much, Ern! How have things been going with you?



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

45 posted on 02/19/2012 8:03:07 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: AZamericonnie
Good evening, Connie!

*HUGS*

How are you doing tonight? We were expecting the dreaded Winter Mix this evening, but apparently the storm has tracked to our South. We're in the 30's and cloudy, but no precip.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

46 posted on 02/19/2012 8:06:39 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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Rest In Peace our Heroes

Il Silenzio

Let Them In St. Peter

47 posted on 02/19/2012 8:08:41 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa

A most worthy member...twice he went into fire to make rescues. Going into fire is such a frightening thing, and to do it twice....yes, First Sgt Briles is most worthy!!


48 posted on 02/19/2012 8:14:27 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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Oh! Sorry for the double post. Set if up & walked away & thought I had not already posted!:)

Did my bi monthly shopping trip today. Finishing coupons & list. Saved $136 today.

Shocked every week at the price increases!

So, do I dare tell you we are slated for the 80's late this week?

Tis ok...you can make fun of me mid summer when it's 115!!!

49 posted on 02/19/2012 8:16:08 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

Pfc Cesar Cortez, USA
5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment,
11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade,
32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command


Amazing Grace

50 posted on 02/19/2012 8:19:08 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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