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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 28 June 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 06/27/2012 5:59:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


AFGHANISTAN BOUND

Active-duty airmen and South Carolina Air National Guard airmen with the 169th Fighter Wing prepare to deploy to Afghanistan, April 12, 2012, on McEntire Joint National Guard Base in South Carolina. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Marvin Preston




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Showing support and boosting the morale of
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and family members of the above.
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SCANNING FOR DANGER

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christian Aleman scans the area for possible dangers while on patrol on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, April 7, 2012. Aleman, a squad leader, is assigned to 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Eric-James Estrada


DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presents Sgt. Felipe Pereira with a Distinguished Service Cross on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 12, 2012. Pereira, assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, received the award for his actions in Afghanistan, Nov. 1, 2010. Pereira is the 165th Screaming Eagle soldier to receive the award, which is second highest only to the Medal of Honor. U.S. Army photo by Sam Shore


DAMAGE CONTROL CLASS

U.S. Navy sailors practice shipboard firefighting during an advanced damage control class at the Yokosuka Center for Naval Engineering Firefighting School at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, April 12, 2012. The sailors are assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Ryan Smith



BLOSSOM BABY

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Charmaine Bacon spends time with her daughter during her lunch hour at a park on base in Yokosuka, Japan, April 12, 2012. The park's cherry blossom trees are in full bloom, which is a symbol of spring in Japan and occurs only once a year. Bacon is an information systems technician assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Declan Barnes


RIVER RUN

U.S. Marines and sailors run through a stream at the endurance course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan, April 8, 2012. The Marines and sailors are assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40, 31st Seabee Readiness Group. The course includes numerous water obstacles. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Codey Underwood


PASHTU PRIMER

U.S. Army Pfc. Jared Baughn learns Pashtu from an Afghan child while on patrol on Combat Outpost Terezayi in Afghanistan's Khowst province, April 10, 2012. Baughn is assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Eric-James Estrada




FIELD PATROL

U.S. Marine Cpl. Matthew Davis, right, and Afghan policemen patrol through a field after searching compounds for possible insurgent material during Operation Zema Parma Sar Tera in the Garmsir district of Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 14, 2012. Davis is a squad leader assigned to Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder


ARABIAN WASH

A U.S. Marine washes aircraft aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island under way in the Arabian Ocean, April 12, 2012. The Makin Island is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alan Gragg


CONTAINER CLIMBERS

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kip Fletcher, left, and Ensign Brett Borda climb a container during a training evolution at the Compliant Visit, Board, Search and Seizure course on Naval Base San Diego, April 10, 2012. The course trains sailors to inspect containers for prohibited cargo. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Louis Rojas



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1 posted on 06/27/2012 5:59:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD!





GOD BLESS AND PROTECT 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).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




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!!!!!!!







Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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 06/27/2012 6:00:20 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
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

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God Bless Our Republic

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up


3 posted on 06/27/2012 6:00:58 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


In Praise Of Sovereignty

June 28, 2012
In James Fenimore Cooper’s book The Last of the Mohicans, we become acquainted with a character named David Gamut. He is a devout Christian who delights in setting the Psalms to music and singing them no matter what circumstances life brings his way. Gamut believes that God can be trusted in crisis as well as in good times. He lives a life in praise of God’s sovereignty—His supreme power, authority, and control over the world.

The Bible tells us about another David, a flesh-and-blood person who was no stranger to unpredictable life circumstances and who loved to respond to God in praise: King David of Israel. He saw the giant Goliath fall by his sling, he was chased by the murderous King Saul, and he watched the nation of Israel rally under his own leadership. Yet in all these situations, David took time to write and sing psalms of praise to his sovereign God. For example, he wrote, “The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all” (Ps. 103:19). David understood that in all circumstances we can worship and thank God for His care and control.

What are you experiencing today? A time of blessing or of testing? In any event, remember David’s example, and sing praises to God for His rule in our lives.

Lord, shape my life as only You can,
Guiding each day by Your loving plan;
Take what You need and give what You will;
My life is Yours to use and to fill. —Branon
Praise the Lord! Praise Him according to His excellent greatness! —Psalm 150:1-2

Read: Psalm 103:15-22

The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all. —Psalm 103:19
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 103-105


4 posted on 06/27/2012 6:00:58 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: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..

~ Remembering Our Troops! ~

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5 posted on 06/27/2012 6:07:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


6 posted on 06/27/2012 6:18:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


7 posted on 06/27/2012 6:21:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!



The Star Spangled Banner
John McCormack & Frank Patterson
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Please let me know by FReepmail if you want to get on or off my music pinglist.








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

8 posted on 06/27/2012 6:24:17 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 in first...Mac!!


9 posted on 06/27/2012 6:25:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: The Mayor
And tied for 2nd....Nana Hope and The Mayor!!


10 posted on 06/27/2012 6:27:44 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All






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 06/27/2012 6:28:46 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thanks very much, Kathy!

*HUGS*

And thanks very much for tonight's Remembering Our Troops thread!





Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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 06/27/2012 6:31:30 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: AZamericonnie
And rounding out the top "three"....AZ!!


13 posted on 06/27/2012 6:34:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





Sgt. Nicholas C. Fredsti, USA, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, KIA Afghanistan 15Jun2012



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!



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Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

14 posted on 06/27/2012 6:37:28 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

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...did today go a little better?

Hope you got a bit of extra rest last night.

Still operating on the 84 hour week?


15 posted on 06/27/2012 6:40:33 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)) Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


16 posted on 06/27/2012 6:49:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Jet Jaguar


17 posted on 06/27/2012 6:53:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: The Mayor

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


18 posted on 06/27/2012 7:02:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Things went okay today, thanks. We're off the extended hours - back to 8 hour days for now. Did get a little extra sleep this morning. Going to see my PCP tomorrow morning - heavy chest congestion, nasal congestion and wheezing. No fever - don't know if it's bacterial, virus, or whether allergies could be contributing. Feeling a little better this evening, but still wheezing after using my inhaler. Will be hitting the hay at 11:00 local time.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

19 posted on 06/27/2012 7:04:02 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; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





Pfc. Jarrod A. Lallier, USA, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, KIA Afghanistan 18Jun2012



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






Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

20 posted on 06/27/2012 7:06:54 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

I am off for home with a hair cut on the way.

Rest well and hope you feel better in the morning.

*HUGS*


21 posted on 06/27/2012 7:07:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

Rest In Peace our Heroes

Il Silenzio

Let Them In St. Peter

22 posted on 06/27/2012 7:07:45 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Safe Journey, Kathy! See you in the A.M.!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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 06/27/2012 7:11:30 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: AZamericonnie
Good evening, Connie!

*HUGS*

We all support you in Arizona - the Feds are acting despicably.

We pray for an end to this Misrule and the restoration of American Sovereignty and the integrity of the Southern Border.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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 06/27/2012 7:18:18 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: Kathy in Alaska

Hi everybody!

(((HUGS)))


25 posted on 06/27/2012 7:18:56 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





Sgt. Jose Rodriguez, USA, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division,, KIA Afghanistan 19Jun2012



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






Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

26 posted on 06/27/2012 7:21:00 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; ConorMacNessa


Aloha Night Owl and Doc!


27 posted on 06/27/2012 7:31:26 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Kathy,...((HUGS))....Nate is really crawling now, no more combat low crawls.


28 posted on 06/27/2012 7:59:38 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: BIGLOOK
Aloha, Biglook! We're getting ready for triple digits in the Federalplex the next couple of days.

Today is an anniversary of some note for me. 27Jun1969 I developed an infection in my right hand after a couple of blisters popped. I had been digging a drainage trench around my hooch, and of course they got infected. My hand swelled up to the size of a softball and I was medevaced out to Danang. At 1st Med the surgeon directed a subclavian block be established. A couple of attempts were made. They finally found the subclavian nerve, but when they did, I jumped almost out of the cot.

They decided to go for a brachial block. After a couple of injections, they did nothing but anesthetize my triceps. I was lying on the cot and could flex my arm but could not open it back up. The surgeon came back, enraged, and said to put me under general. Said my injury was as as serious as a sucking chest wound.

They put me under general and performed the operation. When I woke up, I asked the Corpsman attending me whether I still had all of my fingers. He looked at my hand and counted off the fingers in series. Whoever bandaged me had left the tips of all five fingers exposed, sparing me much anxiety.

I was sent up to USNH Yokosuka, where I spent the month of July. My hand was a mess - I won't go into the gory details, except to say that I had no motion in the fourth and fifth fingers of my right hand. A month later, I was sent back to 'Nam and my hand was still impaired - I got no PT.

I got back in-country 4Aug and was assigned, again, to 3/5 - this time with Lima Company. That picture of me and Doc Simpson in the 3/5 Corpsmen's Quarters with all the piups on the walls was taken between 4 and 8 Aug. 8Aug69 I went back out into the bush and was hit ten days later. A story for another day.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

29 posted on 06/27/2012 8:06:56 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; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





Maj. Paul C. Voelke, USA, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, KIA Afghanistan 22Jun2012



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!



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Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

30 posted on 06/27/2012 8:10:39 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





LCpl. Eugene C. Mills, III, USMC, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, KIA Afghanistan 22Jun2012




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!



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Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)


Although I never met LCpl. Mills, he was a member of my Parish, St. Mary of the Mills in Laurel, Maryland. When my wife and I attended Mass this past Sunday, we prayed with the entire congregation, during the Prayer of the Faithful, for the repose of the immortal soul of this gallant Marine and for the healing of his grieving family.
31 posted on 06/27/2012 8:13:52 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; ...


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

Schumann - Traumerei
(Click)


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






Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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 06/27/2012 8:17:48 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; NYTexan; mylife; Jet Jaguar; Old Sarge; MS.BEHAVIN; GodBlessUSA; TASMANIANRED; ...

Always remembering our troops...
....and their sweet and supportive families!

33 posted on 06/27/2012 8:18:15 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!



TATTOO
(Click)


Must retire – the 0500 Reveille approaches relentlessly.

The Bugler already mounts the parapet.

Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!




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!









Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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 06/27/2012 8:24:17 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
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 06/27/2012 8:26:16 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

God rest the souls of the fallen heroes......


36 posted on 06/27/2012 8:27:44 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Love our National Anthem sung by the Irish Tenors.


37 posted on 06/27/2012 8:30:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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Nite, Conor! See ya manana! :)


38 posted on 06/27/2012 8:40:32 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Great picture, Mac....gives meaning to the phrase "a picture is worth a 1000 words".


39 posted on 06/27/2012 8:42:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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There are lots of stories that go untold but never forgotten, Doc.



'69



'71


The first was a flight I was about to board, the second a rocket casualty just down the runway that happened at about 0100 while I was headed out to the showers after a flight. Our revetment was the next down the flightline.

One of the avionics techs in the next barracks got bit by a rat and was medevaced somewhere for who knows what.....but he didn't come back.

Stress failure, unguided rockets and rodents.....and in your case some unseen bacteria tended to take their toll and were just as deadly as an AK round in the Boonies.
40 posted on 06/27/2012 8:42:46 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: ConorMacNessa


Honoring Our Fallen

41 posted on 06/27/2012 8:45:44 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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TAPS

RIP

Sgt Nicholas C Fredsti, USA
1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment,
1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division


Amazing Grace

42 posted on 06/27/2012 9:02:43 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

Pfc Jarrod A Lallier, USA
1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment,
4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division


Amazing Grace

43 posted on 06/27/2012 9:32:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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Good morning, ML...((HUGS))...hope moving is going well, and safely.

Have a great Thursday.


44 posted on 06/27/2012 9:49:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

Sgt Jose Rodriguez, USA
4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment,
2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division


Amazing Grace

45 posted on 06/27/2012 10:20:21 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...VERY cool picture....almost like Halloween.

Any good news today? Sun?

We are still overcast and expecting showers.....folks are saying, “ So, we’ve had summer now?”, “That’s it?”


46 posted on 06/27/2012 11:52:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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Good morning, Sand...((HUGS))...very cool. What does DDDD think about that little mobile person?

Have you fed him? Gone for a walk? Crawled around on the floor with him? d:o)


47 posted on 06/28/2012 1:13:51 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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TAPS

RIP

Maj Paul C Voelke, USA
1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment,
2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division


Amazing Grace

48 posted on 06/28/2012 1:20:19 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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TAPS

RIP

LCpl Eugene C Mills, III, USMC
1st Battalion, 8th Marines,
2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force


Eternal Father Strong To Save - click

49 posted on 06/28/2012 1:25:48 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: blackie; E.G.C.; Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; Allegra; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun; Jet Jaguar; ...



50 posted on 06/28/2012 1:30:26 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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