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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Tibor Rubin ~ March 19, 2012
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Posted on 03/18/2012 5:00:12 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

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Tibor Rubin

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Tibor Rubin: An Unusual Hero Of The Korean War

by Seymour "Sy" Brody

Tibor Rubin's bravery during the Korean War is probably unparalleled in the history of America's fighting heroes. That is why many organizations and individuals are involved in a major campaign to have Congress award him the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Rubin, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor, lost his parents in a Nazi concentration camp in the latter part of World War II. He managed to stay alive and he was liberated. He came to the United States a year and half later and enlisted in the Army to fight in Korea.

While in Korea, he had broken his leg and was shipped to an Army hospital in Japan. Although his leg was not completely healed, he was assigned to Company I, 8th Cavalry Regiment, which was engaged in fighting the enemy. Former Sergeant Randall J.J. Briere wrote in a letter to the President of the United States, "Although his leg was not completely healed, Tibor went about his everyday chores, always helping others who needed a boost, never concerned for his own health or safety. I warned him to be more cautious since the enemy was out in front of us, but when a cry for help was heard, Tibor managed to be the first one on the scene..."

On November 1, 1950, Tibor was wounded with shrapnel from a grenade in the left hand and chest. He and others of his company were captured by the Chinese, who were fighting with the Korean Communist government. The Chinese forced the captured American soldiers, including the wounded and the sick, to march hard and tedious distance to their prisoner of war camp. Tibor and Father Emil Kapaun, who later died in the prison camp, were both wounded but were carrying stretchers and assisting others who could not walk.

Tibor and Chaplain Kapaun were risking their lives when during rest breaks, they went up and down the line to console the tired soldiers, urging them to continue the march. Those who lagged behind were shot by the enemy. The death rate in the prisoner of war camp was running between 30 and 40 men a day. There were shortages of food, medical attention and medicine. The soldiers were still wearing their summer clothes with temperatures between 30 and 40 degrees.

Rubin, who had learned to survive in a Nazi concentration camp, applied his experience to sneak out during the night to steal food from the Chinese. He would give this food to the other prisoners, especially the sick and dying. Every time he went out for food, Tibor was risking his life. He felt that this way his way of getting back at the enemy as they were short on food themselves.

Tibor was a prisoner for two and one-half years. His fellow prisoners credit him with saving 35 to 40 lives with his daring, almost nightly ventures of stealing food for his comrades. Tibor turned down a number of offers from the Chinese to send him back to his native Hungary.

Tibor Rubin and the others were finally released and sent back to the American hospital in Freedom Village, Korea. He was a stretcher case, suffering from his wounds without complaints. He has been recommended for the Congressional Medal of Honor by the Jewish War Veterans of the USA, Korean Prisoner of War Association, many of his comrades in the prisoner of war camp, individuals and others.

Many heroes receive their awards and recognition through an action that could take minutes, hours, and even a few days. Tibor's heroism and bravery was to be over a two and a half year period, never knowing when he would be caught and executed.

On September 23, 2005, Tibor Rubin was recognized for his heroism when President George Bush presented him with the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony. It took over 50 years for the military to overcome its bias to give him this prestigious award.

Medal of Honor Citation

 

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty:

Corporal Tibor Rubin distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism during the period from July 23, 1950, to April 20, 1953, while serving as a rifleman with Company I, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division in the Republic of Korea.   While his unit was retreating to the Pusan Perimeter, Corporal Rubin was assigned to stay behind to keep open the vital Taegu-Pusan Road link used by his withdrawing unit. During the ensuing battle, overwhelming numbers of North Korean troops assaulted a hill defended solely by Corporal Rubin.   He inflicted a staggering number of casualties on the attacking force during his personal 24-hour battle, single handedly slowing the enemy advance and allowing the 8th Cavalry Regiment to complete its withdrawal successfully.   Following the breakout from the Pusan Perimeter, the 8th Cavalry Regiment proceeded northward and advanced into North Korea.   During the advance, he helped capture several hundred North Korean soldiers. On October 30, 1950, Chinese forces attacked his unit at Unsan, North Korea, during a massive nighttime assault.   That night and throughout the next day, he manned a .30 caliber machine gun at the south end of the unit's line after three previous gunners became casualties.   He continued to man his machine gun until his ammunition was exhausted.   His determined stand slowed the pace of the enemy advance in his sector, permitting the remnants of his unit to retreat southward.   As the battle raged, Corporal Rubin was severely wounded and captured by the Chinese.   Choosing to remain in the prison camp despite offers from the Chinese to return him to his native Hungary, Corporal Rubin disregarded his own personal safety and immediately began sneaking out of the camp at night in search of food for his comrades.   Breaking into enemy food storehouses and gardens, he risked certain torture or death if caught.   Corporal Rubin provided not only food to the starving Soldiers, but also desperately needed medical care and moral support for the sick and wounded of the POW camp.   His brave, selfless efforts were directly attributed to saving the lives of as many as forty of his fellow prisoners.   Corporal Rubin's gallant actions in close contact with the enemy and unyielding courage and bravery while a prisoner of war are in the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.

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1 posted on 03/18/2012 5:00:15 PM PDT 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

Prayers going up


2 posted on 03/18/2012 5:01:01 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!
(((HUGS)))

Got to ride my Harley today.
bliss


3 posted on 03/18/2012 5:03:36 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Kathy in Alaska

In.


4 posted on 03/18/2012 5:06:21 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: left that other site

Got to play with my Grandson today. BLISS!


5 posted on 03/18/2012 5:10:07 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

It has been a GOOD Day!

Also ate at my favorite hangout...also the favorite hangout of Allen West, Newt, Rick, Herman, Rev Dozier, and Dubya.

Yes. There IS such a place.

It’s Called “WINGS PLUS”


6 posted on 03/18/2012 5:13:22 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: StarCMC; Jimmy Valentine's brother; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; ...
Please note: The author of the Hall of Heroes is StarCMC.

Please thank StarCMC for today’s thread.

Please thank Jimmy Valentine's brother for the heads up.

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7 posted on 03/18/2012 5:17:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


8 posted on 03/18/2012 5:19:51 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory

9 posted on 03/18/2012 5:21:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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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)

10 posted on 03/18/2012 5:23:18 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: txradioguy; SoldierDad; mike1sg; Milo828; mystery-ak; CMS; The Sailor; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...
Honoring Our Heroes

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3 sons (armymarinemom and amdad)
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AbnSarge USA
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11 posted on 03/18/2012 5:24:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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12 posted on 03/18/2012 5:26:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

13 posted on 03/18/2012 5:27:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

My first time! :-)


14 posted on 03/18/2012 5:28:12 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


15 posted on 03/18/2012 5:30:42 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

Bliss....everyone needs one of those often. Glad you got one today. ((HUGS))


16 posted on 03/18/2012 5:37:21 PM PDT 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 really needed it after a stressful week.


17 posted on 03/18/2012 5:40:51 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: SandRat

Woohoo....Sand got to play with Nate. ((HUGS)) Did you go to his house, or did he come to yours?

Did you teach him to combat crawl? One of my nieces never did learn the normal crawl.


18 posted on 03/18/2012 5:49:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZVrBFEtj3g


19 posted on 03/18/2012 5:56:44 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Oops! Sorry, I got sidetracked.....

Permission Granted!


20 posted on 03/18/2012 6:11:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
We're at his house, he's not crawling but rolling and doing lots of push-ups. One very happy, smiling, and laughing boy.

He's getting cereal right now. Not too messy tonight. Just got a laugh .

21 posted on 03/18/2012 6:19:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

What a special...and indeed unusual...hero this man was! Thanks, Galz, for introducing us to him!

God bless ALL our heroes!


22 posted on 03/18/2012 6:26:29 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: SandRat

TOO COOL!!! Did you get a chance to try feeding him?


23 posted on 03/18/2012 6:35:20 PM PDT 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
Good evening, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening! Thanks to you and Star for tonight's Hall of Heroes!

I've never heard the story of Tibor Rubin before. He is indeed an inspiration. He exhibited uncommon courage on a daily basis in the face of unspeakable cruelty. The treatment of our POW's by the Chicoms during the Korean War was nothing short of barbaric. To survive under those circumstances requires great courage, perseverance and sagacity. To perform as Rubin did requires something more - not mere courage - our troops exhibit courage every day. It requires leonine audacity and monastic restraint. We are in his debt.



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)

24 posted on 03/18/2012 6:40:50 PM PDT 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

Only to watch. G-Ma SR got to hold him upright while D-I-L fed him. Then they took him upstars for a bath.


25 posted on 03/18/2012 6:41:46 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


The Wonder Of Wilderness

March 19, 2012

The psalmists had an advantage in praise because of their closer tie to the natural world. David began life outdoors as a shepherd, then spent years hiding in the rocky terrain of Israel. Not surprisingly, a great love, even reverence, for the natural world shines through many of his poems. The psalms present a world that fits together as a whole, with everything upheld by a personal God watching over it.

Wilderness announces to our senses the splendor of an invisible, untamable God. How can we not offer praise to the One who dreamed up porcupines and elk, who splashed bright-green aspen trees across hillsides of gray rock, who transforms the same landscape into a work of art with every blizzard?

The world, in the psalmist’s imagination, cannot contain the delight God inspires. “Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises” (Ps. 98:4). Nature itself joins in: “Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills be joyful together before the Lord” (v.8).

The psalms wonderfully solve the problem of a praise-deficient culture by providing the necessary words. We merely need to enter into those words, letting God use the psalms to realign our inner attitudes.

All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voice and with us sing, Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam, Thou silver moon
with softer gleam! O praise Him! —St. Francis of Assisi
In praise, the creature happily acknowledges that everything good comes from the Creator.

Read: Psalm 98

Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises. —Psalm 98:4
Bible in a Year:
1 Samuel 17-20


26 posted on 03/18/2012 6:42:08 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: mountainlion

Good evening, mountainlion...thank you for the great video of MOH recipient Tibor Rubin.


27 posted on 03/18/2012 6:43:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

Good job!!


28 posted on 03/18/2012 6:45:52 PM PDT 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, Luv...he sure was a special man...a true hero. He did what had to be done.

Are you home or still your MIL’s house? When does her physical therapy start?


29 posted on 03/18/2012 6:55:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

We’re ho,e now. She starts her therapy sometime this coming week. They have to call and set up the sessions.


30 posted on 03/18/2012 6:59:34 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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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)

31 posted on 03/18/2012 7:13:23 PM PDT 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; ...


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!









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 03/18/2012 7:32:28 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

And good evening to you, Mac...*HUGS*

Hope you’ve have a somewhat restful weekend.

Did you get to talk to your daughter?

Yes, Tibor Rubin was truly an inspiration. What a life he had successfully survived even before the Korean War. And then to step up and do the things he did...a true hero. I am so glad that he was finally recognized for those things.


33 posted on 03/18/2012 7:43:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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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.


34 posted on 03/18/2012 7:46:47 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul. ((HUGS))

Hope The Mayor household had a nice, relaxing weekend.


35 posted on 03/18/2012 8:09:43 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evening, Kathy.

Wow, a really inspiring story of a Holocaust survivor turned GI hero.


36 posted on 03/18/2012 11:04:05 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: MoochPooch

Good evening/morning, Mooch...inspiring is putting it mildly. He has been through so much heavy duty stuff in his life. Truly a hero!!


37 posted on 03/18/2012 11:27:04 PM PDT 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; ...



38 posted on 03/19/2012 1:44:46 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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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?


39 posted on 03/19/2012 1:47:35 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Jimmy Valentine's brother; 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. And, thanks J.V.B. for the topic suggestion. How's it going?

40 posted on 03/19/2012 2:39:19 AM PDT 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
Morning Coffee Bump.

Portions of Oklahoma getting some much needed rain and t-storms this morning. Severe weather and heavy rain possible today. This is where I'm tracking it all.

41 posted on 03/19/2012 2:41:04 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: StarCMC; Jimmy Valentine's brother; Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; ...

Good morning, Canteen. Good morning to our

AWESOME

Military, our Allies, and their families.

THANK YOU for all you do.

Thank you, Star, for preparing the Canteen for today’s activities.
KUDOS and thank you go out to
Tibor Rubin
for his service.
WOW! what can you say but WOW!

DC Metroland weather report

~ Today...Mostly cloudy.
Areas of fog in the morning.
A chance of showers with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Highs in the lower 70s.
South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of rain 40 percent.

~ Tonight... Mostly cloudy.
A slight chance of showers after midnight.
Lows in the lower 50s.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of rain 20 percent.

Today is going to be pretty busy right from the start.
Got a report to finish and
couple other things to get done
before Wednesday and Friday.
I have joined the physical therapy crowd for a few weeks.
Go in for initial review and schedule on Wednesday, then 2x/week for 8 weeks.
(I am blaming CMN - he started it!!!)
Friday I am taking off along with Monday to have a 4 day weekend.

soooo.....need to make my rounds quickly and hopefully see everyone before I go.

But, you stay right where you are. Cause...............I'll be bock!

The FR Canteen is

Come 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.



42 posted on 03/19/2012 3:51:44 AM PDT by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: beachn4fun

((HUGS))Good morning, Beach. How’s it going?


43 posted on 03/19/2012 4:28:26 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, EG ((HUGS))

Well, it’s Monday, so not much to say this early. Getting ready to go for morning walk before jumping into work.

Whatz up with you?


44 posted on 03/19/2012 4:30:37 AM PDT by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: beachn4fun; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; Cindy; Fawnn; fatima; Lady Jag
Well, I'm looking at the radar this morning. They cancelled the t-storm watch for our area a few minutes ago. There are some showers and storms across the state but not quite as intense as a few hours ago.

,a href="http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/pwo.html">They are forecasting a major severe weather outbreak across parts of North Texas later today and tonight. Anyone with interests down there may want to pay attention.

Not much else going on. I did get Bo a brand new doggie swimming pool at Wal-Mart yesterday.

45 posted on 03/19/2012 4:53:42 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

Goood morning, Early Birds!
Why is morning so early!!
It was a wild, wooly night!
Neighbor's dogs in our yard at midnight...
Thunder, lightning, rain..HAIL! Yikes!
Anywhooooo...everyone have a good day
...even though it's ~~~shudder~~~Monday!
((((hugs))))

46 posted on 03/19/2012 4:55:56 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: beachn4fun; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; Cindy; Fawnn; fatima; Lady Jag
Here is the latest Public Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC.
47 posted on 03/19/2012 4:56:14 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: LUV W

((HUGS))How’s it going?


48 posted on 03/19/2012 4:57:02 AM PDT 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; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. We have T'storms headed our way.





49 posted on 03/19/2012 5:07:14 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: LUV W; beachn4fun; MEG33

Good morning ladies and (((HUGS))).


50 posted on 03/19/2012 5:08:42 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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