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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 23 February 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 02/22/2012 5:59:29 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


Flag Raising at Iwo Jima – 23 February 1945

Click for more story about the flag raisers.

USMC War Memorial – Arlington, Virginia




Canteen Mission Statement

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




AERIAL RE-ENLISTMENT

Navy Chief Warrant Officer Keith Pritchett, lower left, administers the oath-of-enlistment to Petty Officer 1st Class Michelle Turner during an in-air reenlistment ceremony over Jamul, Calif., Jan. 19, 2012. Pritchett is the officer-in-charge of the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, and Turner is a mass communication specialist. The Leap Frogs perform aerial parachute demonstrations across America in support of Naval Special Warfare. U.S. Navy photo by James Woods


ARCTIC ESCORT

A U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter lands on an ice sheet near Nome, Alaska, Jan. 18, 2012. The helicopter and crew traveled with the USCGC Healy as it escorted the Russian tanker Renda across the Bering Sea to deliver fuel to Nome, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler


KHOWST SECURITY

U.S. Army Pfc. Eric Guzman provides security alongside Afghan Border Police officers while patrolling a village in Afghanistan's Khowst province, Jan. 18, 2012. Guzman is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's Company C, Team Hatchet, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team. U.S. and Afghan National Security Forces worked together to surprise and corner insurgents with air assault missions in the villages near the Pakistani border. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Phillip McTaggart



OVERDUE EMBRACE

Navy Chief Petty Officer Craig Wright reunites with his family on Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Wash., after returning from a strategic deterrent patrol aboard the ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson, Jan. 21, 2012. Wright is a sonar technician, submarine. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early


FIRST NIGHT FLIGHT

Pilot Mr. Mark Ward performs the first night flight for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter over Edwards Air Force Base, Florida, Jan. 18, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Tom Reynolds


IRON FIST EXERCISE

A U.S. Marine steers a rigid-hull inflatable boat as it transports Japan Ground Self Defense Force soldiers during an amphibious training exercise as part of Iron Fist 2012 at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif., Jan. 22, 2012. Iron Fist is a three-week bilateral training event held annually between the U.S. Marine Corps and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force designed to increase interoperability between the two services, while aiding the Japanese in their continued development of amphibious U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John Robbart III




RAPPEL READY

U.S. Navy sailors prepare to rappel from an MH-60S Knight Hawk helicopter to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis waiting below during a training exercise in the Arabian Sea, Jan. 14, 2012. The sailors are explosive ordnance disposal technicians. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley


SAFE WATCH

U.S. Army Sgt. Ramon Cortez takes a knee while providing security detail during a combat patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Jan. 25, 2012. Cortez is assigned to 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Spartan Steel. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Epperson


HEAVE-HO

U.S. Navy sailors heave the phone and distance line on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis under way in the South China Sea, Jan. 24, 2012. The John C. Stennis is on a 7-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate



Please remember that The Canteen is here to support
and entertain our troops and veterans and their families,
and is family friendly.




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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.


51 posted on 02/22/2012 8:20:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Thanks, unique, for the green guys.

Sand.....#50!!


52 posted on 02/22/2012 8:28:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All

OFF TO SCHOOL

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kimberley Ryan holds hands with Afghan children as they walk to the local children's shura near Forward Operating Base Jackson in the Sangin district of Afghanistan's Helmand province, Jan. 20, 2012. Ryan is the team leader assigned to the Marine Headquarters Group, Female Engagement Team. The team, along with the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, have been conducting shuras, or classes, to provide area citizens with a variety of educational opportunities. U.S. Marine Corps photo Cpl. Ed Galo

53 posted on 02/22/2012 8:43:34 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

Good morning, Mayor...((HUGS))...thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


54 posted on 02/22/2012 9:09:07 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

Good evening, Kathy! (((hugs)))

Great thread...this night owl just couldn’t seem to light anyhere tonight.

Hope you are gearing up for a great weekend! :)


55 posted on 02/22/2012 9:30:35 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for a hero............my AF son........)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Nite, Conor! (((hugs)))

Sweet dreams...see ya in the morning! :)


56 posted on 02/22/2012 9:32:31 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for a hero............my AF son........)
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To: SkyDancer

G’Day to you, Janey, and your mates. ((HUGS))

Love the pictures of our heroes.


57 posted on 02/22/2012 9:41:18 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Good evening to you, Luv...((HUGS))

So far only one appt, a finger stick, for the weekend. Can’t seem to get my Dad’s Warfarin dosage how they want it...between 2 and 3. Two weeks ago it was 3.7...lessen the dose. Last week 1.7...up the dose. Back again this weekend.

You have the weekend off?


58 posted on 02/22/2012 9:52:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie

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

Hope your commute was nice and smooth, and your day as well. *HUGS*


59 posted on 02/22/2012 10:18:42 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

Reading RANDOM WALK DOWN WALL STREET, to get sense of stock market (& diversify). I am hopelessly ignorant of the world.

I assume your tastes are more eclectic — or fun!


60 posted on 02/22/2012 11:30:08 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: MoochPooch

My first choice is mysteries....Earlene Fowler and Sue Grafton’s series for fun.

I’ve got a couple Navy SEALS books waiting in the wings. Reading time is so limited, but my iPad is a huge help. It goes where I go...a couple pages here, a couple pages there.

Wall Street sounds heavy.


61 posted on 02/22/2012 11:41:29 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 thought I was going to be able to visit..but I walked into a whirlwind.


62 posted on 02/22/2012 11:57:33 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: left that other site

Good morning, ML...((HUGS))...have good lessons today.

You and Linda have a good walk.


63 posted on 02/23/2012 12:07:07 AM 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

Bumpity to Vets and Active Service!


64 posted on 02/23/2012 12:15:38 AM PST by Yehuda
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To: TASMANIANRED


65 posted on 02/23/2012 12:19:26 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Yehuda

Good morning, Yehuda...((HUGS))...thanks for the bumpity.
How is winter treating you?


66 posted on 02/23/2012 12:26:57 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor; HopeandGlory

Per HopeandGlory we had another Threeper...a three way tie for first. d:o)


67 posted on 02/23/2012 12:30:00 AM 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

Tnkx.. mine had gone cold.


68 posted on 02/23/2012 12:52:11 AM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: BIGLOOK; AZamericonnie; beachn4fun; StarCMC; HiJinx; ConorMacNessa; Arrowhead1952; laurenmarlowe; ..

A moose in Providence hospital parking garage over the weekend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_hnv5WVnx0&feature=player_embedded

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/video-what-happens-when-moose-wanders-alaska-hospital


69 posted on 02/23/2012 12:52:23 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: blackie; E.G.C.; Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; Allegra; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun; Jet Jaguar; ...



70 posted on 02/23/2012 12:56:55 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: TASMANIANRED; 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?


71 posted on 02/23/2012 12:59:39 AM 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

LOL

Wonder if it was an insurance problem.


72 posted on 02/23/2012 1:46:30 AM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

He just mooseyed on in. ; )


73 posted on 02/23/2012 2:05:36 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
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, Kathy. How's it going?

74 posted on 02/23/2012 2:37:15 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


75 posted on 02/23/2012 2:37:36 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


76 posted on 02/23/2012 2:37:57 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: SkyDancer; Kathy in Alaska
G'Day SkyDancer.

Canteen rules state that you must provide a HANKY ALERT heading before those emotional pictures...(sniffle)... that home coming one... WHEW! (sniffle...sniffle)


(sniffle)

77 posted on 02/23/2012 3:38:13 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; MEG33; mylife; ..

SOUP FOR THE TROOPS

WELCOME TO

(where our troops, allies and their families can refresh themselves)

Good morning, Everyone.
Good morning to our

Military, our Allies, and their families.

Thank you, Ma, for preparing the Canteen for today's activities

Like WOW!
I want to take a moment to get on my soapbox...
I'm getting tired of the media and other TV/Movie personalities
(you know who you are)
using the word HERO so loosely.
Like sports, entertainment, scholarly (is that a word? LOL) figures
BUT
IMO, unless a person runs into a burning/falling/crashing building,
rushes toward a burning car, truck, or tank,
or jumps into a river to save another (or animal)
OR does the number of things we see here at the Canteen
they are NOT, I repeat, NOT a hero.
(ok...stepping down now)

~ Today...Partly sunny.
Highs around 70.
Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

~ Tonight... Mostly cloudy.
A chance of showers...Mainly in the evening.
Lows in the lower 50s.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph...
Becoming south after midnight.
Chance of rain 30 percent.

I'm excited about this touch of spring we're having.
Just hoping the wind doesn't knock limbs down on wires.

Making Z Zoup
A little of this...a little of that...

Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American
appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Murmansk, in Russia, is the largest city north of the Arctic Circle.

The first vending machines in the US dispensed chewing gum
and were installed in New York City
train platforms in 1888.

Twice the size of the Merchandise Mart in Chicago,
the Pentagon has three times the floor space
of the Empire State Building in New York.
It is one of the world's largest office buildings.

Chocolate manufacturers use 40 percent of the world's almonds.

I've got to make my rounds.
But, you stay right where you are.
Keep the troops entertained and the Canteen clean...
Cause...if you don't...I'll tell Ma!

Come in and sit for a while.

There's always plenty of coffee, tea,
pancakes, conversation, silliness,
and plain old BS

PLEASE 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.



78 posted on 02/23/2012 4:07:15 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: SandRat
#50

79 posted on 02/23/2012 4:13:46 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, EG ((HUGS))

How are you this morning? Whatz up out your way?


80 posted on 02/23/2012 4:17:30 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. We hit 88º here yesterday and will be close to that again today.





81 posted on 02/23/2012 4:31:56 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning beachy and (((HUGS))).


82 posted on 02/23/2012 4:40:22 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: beachn4fun
Good morning, Beach.

Well, there's a Red Flag Alert for our area. It's forecast to be much windy today. We'll see what happens.

Gotta hand it to my dog Bo. He sure knows how to chew those tree limbs apart with his teeth. Had a great time with him out at the lake yesterday.

83 posted on 02/23/2012 5:17:58 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: Arrowhead1952

Good morning, dear ((HUGS))

It’s Thursday, whatz ya gonna do? hehe


84 posted on 02/23/2012 5:31:57 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: All; Kathy in Alaska; beachn4fun; Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; LUV W; GodBlessUSA; ...
*Good Morning To The Canteen*

USS Ronald Reagan

To All Who Are Serving Our Country



*THANK YOU*

We're having warm weather
Wishing you a great Thursday

85 posted on 02/23/2012 5:33:00 AM PST by MEG33 (Support Free Republic Today!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Linda and i walk 2 miles every morning, and then “around the block” two more times during the day.

And we are BOTH “overweight”. Go Figure! LOL!


86 posted on 02/23/2012 5:41:40 AM PST by left that other site
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To: E.G.C.

LOL

Dogs are good at chewing sticks.


87 posted on 02/23/2012 5:44:07 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: MEG33

Good morning, Meg ((HUGS))
We're having warm weather too.
Got beaching on my mind!

88 posted on 02/23/2012 5:46:18 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: beachn4fun

I plan on cleaning some weeds out of the garden so I can plant later this month.


89 posted on 02/23/2012 5:47:10 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: MEG33

Good morning Meg and (((HUGS))). Another mid 80 day here.


90 posted on 02/23/2012 5:48:10 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

What are you planning on putting in there?


91 posted on 02/23/2012 5:50:45 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I believe 82 is our forecast...

(((HUGS)))


92 posted on 02/23/2012 5:54:11 AM PST by MEG33 (Support Free Republic Today!)
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To: beachn4fun

I have tomato and cucumber seedlings coming up in small pots already. I also plant leaf lettuce in that part.


93 posted on 02/23/2012 5:56:59 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

LOL! Now that was funny! No doubt the receptionist in the
hospital wasn’t amused. :) I’m glad he didn’t go on a
rampage from being scared! They are HUGE! :)


94 posted on 02/23/2012 6:09:47 AM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for a hero............my AF son........)
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To: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

...and I can't quite open my eyes, even after tea!
Anyhoooooooooo...you Early Birds have a good 'un!
.....and get geared up for the weekend!
((((hugs))))

95 posted on 02/23/2012 6:13:51 AM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for a hero............my AF son........)
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To: LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa

I can’t post an article right now, but it looks like we have breaking news of a 2-helicopter crash last night in the Chocolate Mountains near the Ft. Irwin/Twentynine Palms area. Marine Corps Air Station Yuma spokesmen say that all 7 Marines on both helicopters died. This just broke on MSN, Google, ABC, and I suspect a few others by now...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/officials-military-helicopters-collided-training-southeast-california-15773719


96 posted on 02/23/2012 6:21:32 AM PST by HiJinx (I can (still) see Mexico from my back porch. You will, too, soon.)
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To: beachn4fun

Morning Beachie!!


97 posted on 02/23/2012 6:23:58 AM PST by PROCON (My Passion for FREEDOM is Stronger Than That of Democrats Whose Obsession is to ENSLAVE Me)
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To: beachn4fun

Morning Beachie!!


98 posted on 02/23/2012 6:24:14 AM PST by PROCON (My Passion for FREEDOM is Stronger Than That of Democrats Whose Obsession is to ENSLAVE Me)
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To: beachn4fun

Morning Beachie!!


99 posted on 02/23/2012 6:24:39 AM PST by PROCON (My Passion for FREEDOM is Stronger Than That of Democrats Whose Obsession is to ENSLAVE Me)
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To: HiJinx

God rest the souls of these fallen heroes! This is the first
I heard about it. :\


100 posted on 02/23/2012 6:25:06 AM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for a hero............my AF son........)
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