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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Sgt. Alvin C. York ~ July 2, 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 07/01/2012 4:59:15 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

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

Sgt. Alvin C. York

 

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BIOGRAPHY

Alvin Cullum York (1887-1964) ended the First World War as one of America's most famous soldiers, with fame and popular recognition assured following a remarkable act of courage and coolness in October 1918.

Having grown up in poverty the young York honed his skills as a crack marksman, a useful talent for use in hunting food for himself and his family - and one put to high effect during the war.

Despite his remarkable reputation for bravery and the win-at-all-costs attitude displayed during his wartime service York was and remained a pacifist.  Following a religious conversion in 1911 - he became lay deacon of a local pacifist sect - he declared himself a convinced pacifist.

Consequently with the U.S. entry into World War One York initially returned his draft papers before they were summarily resent to him by the draft board, at which stage he was drafted into 328th Regiment, 82nd Infantry.  During training however he was convinced by his battalion commander, Gonzalo Edward Buxton - a fellow Bible student - that the Bible sanctioned active service.

Once in France the semi-literate York earned lifetime fame for his part in an attack in the Argonne Forest against German machine gun positions on 8 October 1918.  York, an acting Corporal, led 17 men in action against a German stronghold, the aim being to secure the position and return with German prisoners.

Initially successful without coming under fire, the small expedition took a number of prisoners before the Germans launched a heavy counterattack.  With 11 of York's men guarding the captured prisoners (and with the other six killed) York resolved to proceed alone and tackle the German gunners ranged against them.

Having shot some 17 gunners via sniping, York was charged by seven German soldiers who realised that he was operating on his own.  He killed them all with his pistol.  With the aid of a German Major captured earlier York brought in a total of 132 German prisoners, a remarkable feat.

He was well rewarded however, receiving lavish press coverage at home and the Congressional Medal of Honor, in addition to the French Croix de Guerre (and a fulsome citation from Supreme Allied Commander Ferdinand Foch).

Returning home to a New York City parade, York was awarded a gift of a farm by his home state, Tennessee.  A film of his life was made in 1940, Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper; York used the fee he was paid for the film to fund a Bible college.

He died in 1964.

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QUOTES

"Sir, I am doing wrong. Practicing to kill people is against my religion."
York, speaking of target practice at human silhouettes.

 
"What you did was the greatest thing accomplished by any private soldier of all the armies of Europe."
Marshall Ferdinand Foch, on York's feat in the Argonne.

 
"This uniform ain't for sale."
York, on demands for his endorsement.

 
"It's over; let's just forget about it."
York's modesty about the the event that brought him the Medal of Honor.
 

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Medal of Honor Citation

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company G, 328th Infantry, 82d Division.
Place and date
: Near Chatel-Chehery, France, 8 October 1918.
Entered service at
: Pall Mall, Tenn.
Born
: 13 December 1887, Fentress County, Tenn.
G.O. No.
: 59, W.D., 1919.

Citation:

After his platoon had suffered heavy casualties and 3 other noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Cpl. York assumed command. Fearlessly leading 7 men, he charged with great daring a machinegun nest which was pouring deadly and incessant fire upon his platoon. In this heroic feat the machinegun nest was taken, together with 4 officers and 128 men and several guns.  

Please remember, the Canteen is family friendly and we exist to support and honor our troops and their families, as well as our Allies Troops and theirs.  Thank you to every Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine and Coast Guardsman out there for doing what you do to keep us safe.  We are ever in your debt.  And thank you, too, to the families and friends who support them.  God bless our troops.


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1 posted on 07/01/2012 4:59:29 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 AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





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 07/01/2012 5:00:01 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
Aloha Night Owl!
3 posted on 07/01/2012 5:00:24 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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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


4 posted on 07/01/2012 5:01:10 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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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: Sgt Alvin C York ~

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5 posted on 07/01/2012 5:04:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: U S Army EOD

Report


6 posted on 07/01/2012 5:05:39 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


7 posted on 07/01/2012 5:07:16 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


8 posted on 07/01/2012 5:08:51 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC
Thanks very much, Kathy and thank you and Star for tonight's Hall of Heroes thread on the legendary Sgt. Alvin C. York!

*HUGS*



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)

9 posted on 07/01/2012 5:11:51 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 grabbing the gold....Mac is first!!


10 posted on 07/01/2012 5:12:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Each of us have a different set of gifts and under extraordinary circumstances they can do extraordinary deeds.
11 posted on 07/01/2012 5:15:18 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: BIGLOOK
And in second....Hawaii snags the silver!!


12 posted on 07/01/2012 5:15:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: HopeandGlory
And rounding out the top three....Nana Hope bags the bronze!!


13 posted on 07/01/2012 5:18:35 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!





Pfc. Steven P. Stevens, II, USMC, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I 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)

14 posted on 07/01/2012 5:20:47 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: mountainlion
Each of us have a different set of gifts and under extraordinary circumstances they can do extraordinary deeds.

Good evening, mountainlion....thanks for that very important statement.

15 posted on 07/01/2012 5:24:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

One of the better movies I have ever seen. I have no idea how accurate it was.

I doubt if another actor could have done what Walter Brennan did. In portraying Pastor Pyle, he was jumping around and dancing in front of the church singing. “Give Me That Old Time Religion” and did not look at all silly.


16 posted on 07/01/2012 5:27:07 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: ConorMacNessa

I have to run out to the store before it closes. The water was off all day here, broken water main, and the intersection to get out of my cul-de-sac was blocked. Couldn’t get out this morning.

Water came back on about 40 minutes ago and the barricades are down. Be back in about an hour.


17 posted on 07/01/2012 5:28:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Safe Journey, Kathy!



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)

18 posted on 07/01/2012 5:31:18 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





LCpl. Hunter D. Hogan, USMC, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, KIA Afghanistan 23Jun2012




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)

19 posted on 07/01/2012 5:32:53 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
WAS ALVIN YORK GIVEN HIS MEDAL OF HONOR BASED ON LIES??

WATCH THIS VIDEO, LISTEN TO TESTIMONY FROM FAMILY MEMBERS AND OLD HISTORICAL ACCOUNTS FROM THE GERMANS AND AMERICAN TROOPS PRESENT WHEN THIS HAPPENED!

20 posted on 07/01/2012 5:34:55 PM PDT by RaceBannon (I wont vote for a gay marriage marxist gun grabber, or vote for Obama, either)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


A New Day

July 2, 2012

In a morning meeting I recently attended, the person who opened the gathering began by praying, “Lord, thanks for today. It is the beginning of a new day we have never seen before.” Although the idea seemed obvious, that prayer got me thinking about a couple of different things. First, because each day is a new opportunity, it will be filled with things we cannot anticipate or even prepare for. Therefore, it’s important that we recognize our limitations and lean heavily on God—intentionally choosing to live in His grace and strength rather than relying on our own resources.

The second thing that occurred to me is that the newness of each day is a gift worth celebrating. Perhaps this concept was what prompted the psalmist to declare, “This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps. 118:24).

Of course, we face many unknowns today—and some could be difficult. But the treasure of each brand-new day is so special that Moses was led to write, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (90:12). Every new day is a precious gift. May we thankfully embrace each one with confident trust and humble celebration.

He whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best—
Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest. —Berg
Each new day gives us new reasons to praise the Lord.

Read: Psalm 118:19-29

This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. —Psalm 118:24
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 115-118


21 posted on 07/01/2012 5:36:06 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





LCpl. Niall W. Coti-Sears, USMC, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, 23Jun2012




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


Eternal Father, Strong to Save

Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, amid these who heeded the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps







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)

22 posted on 07/01/2012 5:40:17 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: 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

“The Empty Chair”

By Captain Carroll “Lex” Lefon, USN (ret), on December 21st, 2004

“In the wardroom onboard the aircraft carrier from which I recently debarked was a small, round table, with single chair. No one ever sat there, and the reasons, both for the table being there, and for the fact that the chair was always empty, will tell the reader a little bit about who we are as a culture.The wardroom, of course, is where the officers will dine; morning, noon and evening. It is not only a place to eat – it is also a kind of oasis from the sometimes dreary, often difficult exigencies of the service. A place of social discourse, of momentary relief from the burdens of the day. The only things explicitly forbidden by inviolable tradition in the wardroom are the wearing of a cover or sword by an officer not actually on watch, or conversation which touches upon politics or religion. But aboard ships which observe the custom, another implicit taboo concerns the empty chair: No matter how crowded the room, no matter who is waiting to be seated, that chair is never moved, never taken.

The table is by the main entrance to the wardroom. You will see it when you enter, and you will see it when you leave. It draws your eyes because it is meant to. And because it draws your eyes it draws your thoughts. And though it will be there every day for as long as you are at sea, you will look at it every time and your eyes will momentarily grow distant as you think for a moment. As you quietly give thanks.

As you remember.

The small, round table is covered with a white linen tablecloth. A single place setting rests there, of fine bone china. A wineglass stands upon the table, inverted, empty. On the dinner plate is a pinch of salt. On the bread plate is a slice of lemon. Besides the plate lies a bible. There is a small vase with a single red rose upon the table. Around the vase is wound a yellow ribbon. There is the empty chair.

We will remember because over the course of our careers, we will have had the opportunity to enjoy many a formal evening of dinner and dancing in the fine company of those with whom we have the honor to serve, and their lovely ladies. And as the night wears on, our faces will in time become flushed with pleasure of each other’s company, with the exertions on the dance floor, with the effects of our libations. But while the feast is still at its best, order will be called to the room – we will be asked to raise our glasses to the empty table, and we will be asked to remember:

The table is round to show our everlasting concern for those who are missing. The single setting reminds us that every one of them went to their fates alone, that every life was unique.

The tablecloth is white symbolizing the purity of their motives when they answered the call to duty.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and their loved ones who kept the faith.

The yellow ribbon around the vase symbolizes our continued determination to remember them.

The slice of lemon reminds us of the bitterness of their fate.
The salt symbolizes the tears shed by those who loved them.
The bible represents the faith that sustained them.
The glass is inverted — they cannot share in the toast.
The chair is empty — they are not here. They are missing.

And we will remember, and we will raise our glasses to those who went before us, and who gave all that they had for us. And a part of the flush in our faces will pale as we remember that nothing worth having ever came without a cost. We will remember that many of our brothers and sisters have paid that cost in blood. We will remember that the reckoning is not over.

We many of us will settle with our families into our holiday season, our Christmas season for those who celebrate it, content in our fortune and prosperity. We will meet old friends with smiles and laughter. We will meet our members of our family with hugs. We will eat well, and exchange gifts and raise our glasses to the year passed in gratitude, and to the year to come with hope. We will sleep the sleep of the protected, secure in our homes, secure in our homeland.

But for many families, there will be an empty chair at the table this year. A place that is not filled.

We should remember.”

Thanks To Alfa6 For The Narrative Of “The Empty Chair.”

Schumann - Traumerei
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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)

23 posted on 07/01/2012 5:42:43 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; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



TATTOO
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Must retire – the 0500 Reveille approaches relentlessly.

The Bugler, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer, 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)

24 posted on 07/01/2012 5:50:33 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


Honoring Our Fallen

25 posted on 07/01/2012 5:59:52 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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To: ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK

Mission accomplished!

Barricades are now fully backed and parallel to the yards. Tomorrow will see the street closed again, so my tonight job is fill all the water containers, just in case.


26 posted on 07/01/2012 6:38:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ 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.


27 posted on 07/01/2012 6:39:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Sergeant York was possibly the best war movie ever made.


28 posted on 07/01/2012 6:45:22 PM PDT by OKSooner (Never take a "known safety risk" shooting with you even if he is an ordained minister.)
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...any good news today?

Any sun? Time with the little wahines and son?

Any of your mainland folks involved in the storms and power outages?


29 posted on 07/01/2012 7:00:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Bless All those who served and serve today as they have answered the call to duty and sacrifice.

A Happy and Safe 4th of July to the Canteen Crew!

Thanks for all you Folks do!!


30 posted on 07/01/2012 7:06:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Nite, Conor! See ya in the morning! :)


31 posted on 07/01/2012 7:16:13 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: NormsRevenge
Good evening, Norm...are you in a safe place from all the fires?
Just heard on the news that there are LOTS of places banning fireworks this year. They've been banned here for several years.

And we thank you for your service to our country.


32 posted on 07/01/2012 7:18:04 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC

Thanks, Galz, for another wonderful war story from one of our more
famous heroes! His is quite the tale of bravery!


33 posted on 07/01/2012 7:20:10 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Jet Jaguar


34 posted on 07/01/2012 7:36:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

Pfc Steven P Stevens, II, USMC
1st Combat Engineer Battalion,
1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force


Eternal Father Strong To Save - click

35 posted on 07/01/2012 7:57:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; SevenofNine; tomkow6

Announcement!

I am back in Alaska!

I arrived today after 11 days on the road from South Carolina.

Good to be back.

JJ


36 posted on 07/01/2012 7:59:34 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kathy in Alaska

We’re lucky here in the Bay Area, piddly stuff. The folks in New Mexico and Colorado and IDaho are not so lucky..

Some cities allow fireworks in the area, some don’t.. a lot of good it does..

The Good Old US of A
Still Pluggin’
after all these years
WooHoo!


37 posted on 07/01/2012 8:01:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv....any relief from the heat?


38 posted on 07/01/2012 8:07:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Howdy, Kathy! (((hugs)))

It was actually a bit cooler today and supposed to be for the rest of the week. I hope for once they are accurate! LOL!

No rain in sight, though. :(


39 posted on 07/01/2012 8:26:05 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Woohoo!! Home again....LOL!!

That’s a LONG drive! Glad you are safely in Alaska.


40 posted on 07/01/2012 8:26:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: TherealMr.B
Happy 29th Anniversary, Babe!
I love you!

41 posted on 07/01/2012 8:34:56 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: yarddog

Good evening, yarddog....

Walter Brennan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f68TdgErXkE&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL3F4DC9125AAA5BAE


42 posted on 07/01/2012 8:46:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha again Night Owl!

The only good news today is all the confusion that Thursday created......and as for the weather back east, I was only able to get through to one relative briefly and one friend.

It's a bright sunny day here so counting that as a blessing.

My son and the cute young wahines were off to Kona again this weekend so I was left to be bored exceedingly once again. That'll change by Wednesday or sooner. Probably sooner.
43 posted on 07/01/2012 8:47:40 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

LCpl Hunter D. Hogan, USMC
1st Battalion, 8th Marines,
2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force


Eternal Father Strong To Save - click

44 posted on 07/01/2012 8:51:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Happy anniversary!

I just saw you post.

HUGZ


45 posted on 07/01/2012 8:53:46 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Kathy! ((HUGS!)) SGT York was quite the hero and a man of impeccable integrity. He was a very religous man that always was seeking The Lord’s guidance in his life. He was truly a Hero of Heroes!


46 posted on 07/01/2012 8:58:48 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: The Mayor

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

Hope you had a great and restful weekend. ((HUGS))


47 posted on 07/01/2012 8:59:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Cyber Son!
*MEGAHUG*
Thanks!
You are in Alaska now, I see?


48 posted on 07/01/2012 9:03:26 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC

Thank you for this presentation of Sgt. Alvin C. York.


49 posted on 07/01/2012 9:08:11 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: LUV W

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50 posted on 07/01/2012 9:10:53 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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