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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Michael J Daly ~ March 26, 2012
Serving the Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 03/25/2012 5:00:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

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

Michael J. Daly

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Michael J. Daly (September 15, 1924 – July 25, 2008) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.

Although born in New York City, Daly resided his entire life in Fairfield, Connecticut, save for one year he and his wife lived in County Wicklow, Ireland.  His great-grandfather Thomas F. Gilroy was an Irish immigrant who was mayor of New York City in the 1890s. His father, Colonel Paul Daly, was a World War I and World War II veteran who had received the Distinguished Service Cross and twice been nominated for the Medal of Honor.  Michael Daly had three brothers, Gilroy, Daniel and Dermot and three sisters, Madeleine Potter, Bevin Patterson and Alison Gerard.

Daly joined the Army from Fairfield's Southport neighborhood in 1942 and attended the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, where he was a classmate of George Patton IV. After only one year, Daly resigned his appointment to the academy in order to fight in the war.  Sent to Europe as an eighteen-year-old infantry private, he trained in England and took part in the D-Day landings at Omaha Beach with the 1st Infantry Division.  His father also volunteered to serve in the war and was sent first to Guadalcanal, then as a regimental commander to France.

After participating in the drive through France, Michael Daly was wounded in Aachen, Germany, and sent to England to recover. He rejoined the front lines as a part of the 3rd Infantry Division and was given a battlefield commission to second lieutenant.  By April 18, 1945, he was a first lieutenant in command of Company A, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, 7th Army. On that day, he led his company in their advance through Nuremberg, Germany, and single-handedly engaged German forces several times.  As his unit passed a city square, a German machine gun opened fire, causing several casualties. Daly rushed the position and killed the three gunners. Advancing ahead of his men, he came across a German patrol preparing to use rocket launchers to ambush American tanks. He again attacked alone and, despite being outnumbered and outgunned, killed all six patrol members. When a machine gun opened fire at close range, he picked up a dead man's rifle and killed the two-man German crew. The next day, on April 19, Daly was shot through the head; a bullet entered at his ear and exited from the opposite cheek. He was sent to England and eventually the United States to recuperate.  At about the same time, his father, who had been wounded in France, was also being evacuated to the United States.

Daly was subsequently promoted to captain and, on August 23, 1945, awarded the Medal of Honor.  Although still recovering from his wounds, for which he would continue to receive treatment until mid-1946, Daly attended a ceremony at the White House where President Harry S. Truman formally presented him with the medal.  In addition to the Medal of Honor, Daly received three Silver Stars, two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star with valor device.  Commenting on his Medal of Honor citation in a speech at Fairfield High School sometime later, Daly said, "We all lose our courage at times. It is something we pray for in the morning, that God will give us the strength and courage to do what is right."

After the war, Daly returned to Fairfield and began a business career. He worked as a salesman for an oil company before starting his own manufacturer's representative Michael J. Daly in the rear with Harvey C. Barnum, Jr, Jack H. Jacobs and Frank Romig.business, Michael Daly & Associates, in the Southport neighborhood.  He was greatly involved in the operations of St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport. He served on the hospital's board of directors for more than thirty years, was a trustee, and helped obtain financial support for the hospital.  A Democrat, Daly supported the political careers of his brother, Judge T. F. Gilroy Daly, and friend, city politician John J. Sullivan, but dismissed suggestions to run for office himself.

Daly married Margaret Wallace in the 1950s. He had two children, Deirdre and Michael.  His wife's birthday is April 18, the date (though not the year) he battled so valiantly in Nuremberg.

Daly died of pancreatic cancer at his Fairfield home on July 25, 2008. His funeral was July 29 at St. Pius X Church in Fairfield with a burial at Oak Lawn Cemetery. During his funeral Daly's daughter Deirdre recited some of his reflections on visiting the cemetery at Omaha Beach, "You walk that hallowed ground alone with your memories – but not really alone – for if you listen, you can hear the clear notes of a distant trumpet -- the same trumpet you hear walking across the parade ground at West Point -- calling us – all of us – to a higher standard. Duty, Honor, Country – yes – but it is also an appeal to our central humanity – an appeal for a greater decency – an appeal for kindness, the discipline of kindness – a reminder that therein lies our only chance for a permanent victory.”

Also during the service, Rev. Samuel Scott, a long time friend of Daly's, spoke of their last meeting when Daly said, "'Father, we need peacemakers. Anyone can shoot a gun.'" He then saluted Rev. Scott from his death bed.

He was given full military honors, the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) of Fort Drum and The United States Military Academy of West Point performed the ceremony. The tribute included a 21-gun salute and West Point's bugle sounding "Taps" as preludes to a military helicopter flying over the cemetery in tribute to Daly. St. Vincent's Medical Center plans to name its new emergency wing in his honor.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Wallace Daly; his son, Michael, his daughter, Deirdre Daly, and her husband, Alfred Pavlis, all of Fairfield; his sisters Bevin Daly Patterson of Cold Spring, N.Y., and Alison Daly Gerard of New York City; a stepson, W. Sanford Miller of Chadds Ford, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Blair Miller of Asheville, N.C.; and three grandsons. His brother, T. F. Gilroy Daly, who died in 1996, was a federal judge in Connecticut who had gained prominence as a lawyer for helping win the exoneration of Peter Reilly, who had been convicted of killing his mother in a highly publicized case of the 1970s.

DALY, MICHAEL J.

Rank and organization: Captain (then Lieutenant), U.S. Army, Company A, 15th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division.

Place and date: Nuremberg, Germany, 18 April 1945.

Entered service at: Southport, Conn.

Born: 15 September 1924, New York, N.Y. G

.O. No.: 77, 10 September 1945.

Citation:
Early in the morning of 18 April 1945, he led his company through the shell-battered, sniper-infested wreckage of Nuremberg, Germany. When blistering machinegun fire caught his unit in an exposed position, he ordered his men to take cover, dashed forward alone, and, as bullets whined about him, shot the 3-man guncrew with his carbine. 

Continuing the advance at the head of his company, he located an enemy patrol armed with rocket launchers which threatened friendly armor. He again went forward alone, secured a vantage point and opened fire on the Germans. Immediately he became the target for concentrated machine pistol and rocket fire, which blasted the rubble about him. Calmly, he continued to shoot at the patrol until he had killed all 6 enemy infantrymen. 

Continuing boldly far in front of his company, he entered a park, where as his men advanced, a German machinegun opened up on them without warning. With his carbine, he killed the gunner; and then, from a completely exposed position, he directed machinegun fire on the remainder of the crew until all were dead.

In a final duel, he wiped out a third machinegun emplacement with rifle fire at a range of 10 yards. 

By fearlessly engaging in 4 single-handed fire fights with a desperate, powerfully armed enemy, Lt. Daly, voluntarily taking all major risks himself and protecting his men at every opportunity, killed 15 Germans, silenced 3 enemy machineguns and wiped out an entire enemy patrol.

His heroism during the lone bitter struggle with fanatical enemy forces was an inspiration to the valiant Americans who took Nuremberg.

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1 posted on 03/25/2012 5:01:01 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 03/25/2012 5:02:14 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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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)

3 posted on 03/25/2012 5:15:05 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: 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.

~ Hall of Heroes: Michael J Daly

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4 posted on 03/25/2012 5:15:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
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5 posted on 03/25/2012 5:19:22 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

What can I say but Thank You to these gallant men.


6 posted on 03/25/2012 5:26:45 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


7 posted on 03/25/2012 5:33:19 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

HiYa!


8 posted on 03/25/2012 5:40:58 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
9 posted on 03/25/2012 5:42:46 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: HopeandGlory
Nana Hope!!


10 posted on 03/25/2012 5:43:03 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
Thanks very much, Ladies, for tonight's Hall of Heroes thread!

*HUGS*

Captain Michael J. Daly, USA, was a great American Hero and is most deserving of inclusion in our Pantheon.

Note to enemies: Don't mess with the Irish - they're born with a chip on their shoulder and are accustomed to fighting against overwhelming odds!



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)

11 posted on 03/25/2012 5:48:39 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

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


Avenue To Power

March 26, 2012

When Tarah was in high school, she had a growing fear that she would someday battle a serious illness. So she began to pray—asking God to spare her from this imagined illness. Then she reached a turning point in her thinking, and she yielded her future to God no matter what.

Years later, Tarah’s doctor found a cancerous tumor, which was successfully treated with chemotherapy. Tarah says that because she had entrusted her future to God, she was ready when the disease came. Her problem became an avenue for God’s strength.

This idea of surrendering to God can be seen in Paul’s life as well. His surrender came after the problem­—“a thorn in the flesh”—had developed (2 Cor. 12:7). Paul prayed repeatedly about this difficulty, pleading for the Lord to take it from him. But God responded, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness” (v.9). Understanding this, Paul adopted a positive view: “Most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. . . . For when I am weak, then I am strong” (vv.9-10).

In facing our fears and struggles, it’s vital that we yield totally to God. When we do, God can use our problems as an avenue for His power.

Whenever life’s burdens oppress you And trials are too much to face, Remember God’s strength in your weakness; He’ll give you His power and grace. —Sper
Wielding our power is no substitute for yielding our will to God’s power.

Read: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10

I will . . . boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. —2 Corinthians 12:9
Bible in a Year:
2 Samuel 13-15


12 posted on 03/25/2012 5:50:18 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: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!
(((HUGS)))
I took my first long motorcycle ride since my husband’s death a year ago.

My brother was visiting Key Largo and called me about 9:00AM, and I just hopped on the bike and rode non-stop 94 miles to see him!
Hung out on the ocean, Had some great seafood, hugs all around, and back on the bike for the 94 mile ride home.

It was delightful! :-)


13 posted on 03/25/2012 5:51:11 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: ConorMacNessa
Mac!!


14 posted on 03/25/2012 6:01:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: mountainlion
mountainlion!!


15 posted on 03/25/2012 6:07:59 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; 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)

16 posted on 03/25/2012 6:09:31 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; StarCMC

Captain Michael J Daly
for your ultimate sacrifice
for all of us

Thanks, Galz, for telling the story!

17 posted on 03/25/2012 6:09:58 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama's foot soldiers are repulsive human debris and the voting public is sick to death of them! *RL)
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To: left that other site

Woohoo!!! A nice, long bike ride...good for you. ((HUGS))


18 posted on 03/25/2012 6:19:40 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

It was as if they closed the Turnpike to make it totally free and clear just for ME! LOL!


19 posted on 03/25/2012 6:27:56 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*

Hope you got everything on your “to do” list completed.

Were you able to talk to your daughter?

No predicted snow! Yea!! 15 minutes of chipping ice gained me some more driveway. Then I push the ice out into the street for further melting. Man! Ice is heavy to push around.


20 posted on 03/25/2012 6:41:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: mountainlion

Good evening, mountainlion...gallant men for sure. We owe them so much.


21 posted on 03/25/2012 6:54:57 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
Got little done, unfortunately - Friday night was so warm I couldn't get to sleep until about 4:00 am. Slept until about 11. Felt like yesterday's garbage the entire day. Last night little better - the heat was gone but I just couldn't sleep. Got up at about 11 again - didn't get to church until 5:00 pm.

Today was Daniel's 21st birthday - I made the cake this afternoon and made an Irish Soda Bread to boot. The cake was not bad at all. The soda bread came out great. It was the first chance I had to use the Kitchen-Aid mixer Mrs. MacNessa got me for Christmas. What a machine! Every other mixer I've ever had suffers greatly in comparison. I'm taking Soda Bread in to the Office tomorrow for my colleagues. It will be interesting to see what all those young gourmets think of my production.

I did get to talk to my daughter - she is doing quite well - only complaint is the heat - it hits the high 80's there every day.



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)

22 posted on 03/25/2012 6:56:11 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)

23 posted on 03/25/2012 7:25:12 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: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...how’s the new crawler?

Sounds like cereal is finally on the menu AND in the mouth.


24 posted on 03/25/2012 7:53:07 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

Evenin’ , Kathy...((HUGS))...still hasn’t got it perfected completely, about 4 or 6 inches then plop down on his tummy.

Cereal is on the every feeding menu now.


25 posted on 03/25/2012 8:15:59 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Question: It’s my understanding that during WW II, one or two classes were commissioned after three years at West Point. Are those, like Capt. Daly, who left WP after a year or two in order to enlist, considered graduates of West Point?


26 posted on 03/25/2012 8:51:32 PM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...no snow! Hurrah!!

Hope you had a good weekend. Little wahines come to visit?

Some sun? Sunny all day here....more ice chipping. If the days stay sunny, eventually I will conquer the driveway. In some places it is multiple inches thick, in others, less as the sun on top and the water underneath does its job.


27 posted on 03/25/2012 8:52:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Love you hint about the Irish....don’t mess with them!


28 posted on 03/25/2012 8:54:57 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
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS))

No visitors on a rainy weekend but long chats with family and a friend back in the mainland....so long that my phone battery just died. We'd discussed everything from politics to family relations to the weather and still had more to go. Sheesh.....glad that battery caved before I did.

Look on the bright side; how much gas you're saving by slip sliding out your drive on the way to work!
29 posted on 03/25/2012 9:19:37 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: The Mayor

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

Hope the rest of your weekend was sunny and nice.


30 posted on 03/25/2012 9:32:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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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.
31 posted on 03/25/2012 9:34:33 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...Capt Daly was indeed a hero.

Hope you had a great day, and got a nap, too.


32 posted on 03/25/2012 9:42:58 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

And you had the turnpike to yourself...how cool is that!


33 posted on 03/25/2012 9:45:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Happy 21st Birthday, Daniel!!


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34 posted on 03/25/2012 10:15:24 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.


35 posted on 03/25/2012 10:19:37 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. To answer an earlier question, spring came super early here — last week was close to 80.

Warming up yet in Alaska?


36 posted on 03/25/2012 10:22:24 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: BIGLOOK

LOL! I can’t get out of my neighborhood without 4 wheel drive it’s so icy. Once I’ve turned the last corner I’m fine, altho I didn’t venture out this weekend. We will see how things are in the morning.

Hope you had a headset or bluetooth....and got really comfy. Glad you were able to chat on subjects that run the gamut.


37 posted on 03/25/2012 11:11:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoochPooch

Good evening, Mooch....80?? WOW!

Spring seems like it is trying to come. The days have been above freezing for going on 2 weeks, and the weather lady just said it will get up to the mid 40s later this week. More melting. Now we just need the nights to stay above freezing.


38 posted on 03/25/2012 11:55:14 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; ...



39 posted on 03/26/2012 2:21:45 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?


40 posted on 03/26/2012 2:25:02 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; 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?

41 posted on 03/26/2012 2:40:54 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

BTTT


42 posted on 03/26/2012 2:41:21 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; 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.

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

KUDOS go out to
Michael J. Daly (September 15, 1924 – July 25, 2008)
United States Army officer
Job Well Done
Rest In Peace

DC Metroland weather report ~

~ Today... Windy with sunshine.
High 62F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph.

~ Tonight...Generally clear. Scattered frost possible.
Low 33F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
I'm off today and have some road running to do
so I'll have to make my rounds rather quickly.

Also, the rest of the week is going to be pretty hectic
and I won't be around the Canteen much.
But, please stay right where you are.
Take a break.
Chat up the troops.

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.


43 posted on 03/26/2012 3:56:11 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?


44 posted on 03/26/2012 4:40:50 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. Another 80º+ day here.





45 posted on 03/26/2012 5:28:16 AM PDT 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))).


46 posted on 03/26/2012 5:30:34 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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47 posted on 03/26/2012 5:31:14 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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48 posted on 03/26/2012 5:31:14 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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49 posted on 03/26/2012 5:31:14 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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50 posted on 03/26/2012 5:31:40 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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