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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Karl G Taylor, Sr ~ July 30, 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 07/29/2012 5:00:41 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!
 
For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.
 
Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!
 
 
~ Hall of Heroes ~

Karl G. Taylor, Sr.
Information from here.

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Karl Gorman Taylor, Sr. (July 14, 1939 – December 8, 1968) was a United States Marine who posthumously received the United States' highest military decoration – the Medal of Honor – for his actions in Vietnam in December 1968.

Karl Taylor was born on July 14, 1939 in Laurel, Maryland. He graduated from Arundel Junior High School in 1953, then attended Arundel Senior High School for three years until 1956. After leaving high school, he was employed by a construction company as a Tournapull-Scraper Operator. In 1961, he received a high school equivalency diploma from the Armed Forces Institute in Madison, Wisconsin.

He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps along with his brother, Walter William Taylor, at Recruiting Station Baltimore on January 15, 1959. Upon completion of recruit training with the 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, he went on to infantry combat training with the 1st Infantry Training Regiment, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. After completing infantry training in July 1959, he was assigned duty as a rifleman, section leader, and a platoon guide, successively, with Company A, 1st Battalion 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division. He was promoted to private first class on July 1, 1959; to Lance Corporal on March 1, 1960; and to Corporal on October 24, 1960. From January until February 1962, he attended the Drill Instructor School at Parris Island, then served as a Drill Instructor at 2nd Recruit Training Battalion until January 1963.

After this enlistment tour was over, Cpl Taylor returned to inactive duty for three months and was with the 4th Marine Corps Reserve and Recruitment District at Philadelphia. On March 26, 1963, he returned to active duty at Marine Corps Base Quantico, and served as Assistant Police Sergeant and, later, Police Sergeant, Guard Company, Service Battalion, Marine Corps Schools. He was promoted to sergeant on December 1, 1963.

Transferred to the 3rd Marine Division, in August 1964, Sgt Taylor saw a one-year tour of duty in the Vietnam war as rocket section leader and platoon guide, with Company G, 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines. Reassigned to Sub Unit #2, Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, in August 1965, he served as an instructor for the NCO Leadership School until the following November.

Upon his return to the United States in January 1966, Sgt Taylor returned to Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, for duty as Candidate Company Platoon Sergeant and Platoon Sergeant of Company A, Officer Candidate School. He was promoted to staff sergeant on September 1, 1966. In February 1968, he returned to the Far East and the 3rd Marine Division, this time for duty as platoon Sergeant and Company Gunnery Sergeant of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment. While participating in Operation Meade River on December 8, 1968, he was mortally wounded, while charging an enemy machine gun bunker to allow his platoon to rescue wounded Marines. He was able to take out the enemy position just before he was killed. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

On February 16, 1971, President Richard Nixon, in a White House ceremony, presented SSgt Taylor's Medal of Honor to his family — his wife, daughter, age 8, and two sons, age 7 and 4.

He was buried in Independence Cemetery at Independence Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

The President of the United States in the name of the Congress takes pride in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR posthumously to

STAFF SERGEANT KARL G. TAYLOR UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

for service as set forth in the following CITATION:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Company Gunnery Sergeant during Operation MEADE RIVER in the Republic of Vietnam on the night of 8 December 1968. Informed that the commander of the lead platoon had been mortally wounded when his unit was pinned down by a heavy volume of enemy fire, Staff Sergeant Taylor along with another Marine, crawled forward to the beleaguered unit through a hail of hostile fire, shouted encouragement and instructions to the men, and deployed them to covered positions. With his companion, he then repeatedly maneuvered across an open area to rescue those Marines who were too seriously wounded to move by themselves. Upon learning that there were still other seriously wounded men lying in another open area, in proximity to an enemy machine gun position, Staff Sergeant Taylor, accompanied by four comrades, led his men forward across the fire-swept terrain in an attempt to rescue the Marines. When his group was halted by devastating fire, he directed his companion to return to the company command post; whereupon he took his grenade launcher and, in full view of the enemy, charged across the open rice paddy toward the machine gun position, firing his weapon as he ran. Although wounded several times, he succeeded in reaching the machine gun bunker and silencing the fire from that sector, moments before he was mortally wounded. Directly instrumental in saving the lives of several of his fellow Marines, Staff Sergeant Taylor, by his indomitable courage, inspiring leadership, and selfless dedication, upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

/S/ RICHARD M. NIXON

 

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 07/29/2012 5:00:50 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 07/29/2012 5:01:38 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
3 posted on 07/29/2012 5:02:36 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Hold.....hold......hold.......)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi.


4 posted on 07/29/2012 5:04:19 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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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: Karl G Taylor, Sr ~

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5 posted on 07/29/2012 5:11:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Drumbo; Esmerelda; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; StarCMC
SEATTLE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sunday, July 29, 8 PM Pacific (11 PM Eastern)

FINAL CONCERT

Broadcast live at 98.1/KING-FM/Seattle

Click on this link to listen.

Rachmaninov: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in G minor
Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin
Andres Diaz, cello
Andrew Armstrong, piano

This is one of my least favorite Rachmaninov pieces. It’s an early work, and the finale is way too long.

Beethoven: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in G, Op. 1/2
Emily Daggett Smith, violin
Robert deMaine, cello
Anton Nel, piano

This is a wonderful piece with a very witty finale.

Prokofiev: “Trapeze”
Nathan Hughes, oboe
Ricardo Morales, clarinet
James Ehnes, violin
Che-Yen Chen, viola
Jordan Anderson, bass

Jimmy Ehnes likes to program pieces that have never been performed at the festival before, which makes him a hero to me. This 1923 ballet score from Prokofiev was thought to be lost, but was reconstructed from sketches quite recently. This should be interesting.

6 posted on 07/29/2012 5:13:57 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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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)

7 posted on 07/29/2012 5:17:59 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
Permission Granted!


8 posted on 07/29/2012 5:26:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


9 posted on 07/29/2012 5:32:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


10 posted on 07/29/2012 5:38:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC
Good evening, Ladies! Thanks very much for tonight's Hall of Heroes thread!

*HUGS*

SSgt. Karl G. Taylor, USMC, is a most worthy addition to our Coterie of Patriots! Thanks for honoring this fellow Vietnam Vet and Devil Dog! Semper Fi, Brother, and Rest in Eternal Peace!



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)

11 posted on 07/29/2012 5:41:32 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


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 Finding The Narrative Of “The Empty Chair.”

Robert 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)

12 posted on 07/29/2012 5:45:09 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!





"Who have never retreated from clash of spears!"



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)

13 posted on 07/29/2012 5:49:39 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: BIGLOOK

Good afternoon and Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...any little visitors this weekend? Sun?

Beautiful weekend here for the Air Force Thunderbirds.


14 posted on 07/29/2012 5:54:40 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...how is your bookcase coming along?

Been mugged yet?


15 posted on 07/29/2012 5:56:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: SoldierDad; arbee4bush; vigilante2; Jemian; Old_Professor; mystery-ak; freema; kalee; ...
Thanks, Families, for your service to our country.

Thanks, unique, for the perfect woohoo.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


16 posted on 07/29/2012 6:01:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: HopeandGlory
And in first....Nana Hope grabs the gold!!


17 posted on 07/29/2012 6:04:25 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: BIGLOOK
And close behind....Hawaii snags the silver!!


18 posted on 07/29/2012 6:15:40 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


19 posted on 07/29/2012 6:20:29 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: SandRat
And rounding out the top three....Sand bags the bronze!!


20 posted on 07/29/2012 6:23:23 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 yet another story about one of our great American heroes! So many! God rest this hero’s soul!


21 posted on 07/29/2012 6:30:28 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; ...


FREEDOM ISN’T FREE!

It Is Purchased With The Blood Of Patriots!

“Freedom Isn’t Free”

By DDR Kelly Strong USCG (ret)

I watched the flag pass by one day,
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
And then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He’d stand out in any crowd.


Eternal Father, Strong to Save
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I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil
How many mothers’ tears?
How many pilots’ planes shot down?
How many died at sea
How many foxholes were soldiers’ graves?
No, freedom isn’t free.


Taps
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I heard the sound of Taps one night,
When everything was still,
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant “Amen,”
When a flag had covered a coffin.
Of a brother or a friend.



I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives,
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington,
No, freedom isn’t free.


God Of Our Fathers
(Click)


Many Thanks To ExTexasRedhead For Finding This Poem!








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 07/29/2012 6:53:32 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: Publius

Good evening, Publius...((HUGS))...enjoy your last night of the
Seattle Chamber Music Festival.


23 posted on 07/29/2012 7:07:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


AMERICA – LAND OF THE FREE . . .

BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!!!!

SEMPER FI AND OORAH!!!








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 07/29/2012 7:21:45 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
(Click)


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)

25 posted on 07/29/2012 7:29:15 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

Nite, Conor! Have a good week! See ya in the morning! :)


26 posted on 07/29/2012 7:30:32 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS))

Lots of cute young wahines yesterday.....my son came down with his squeeze and we all went for a walk in Lilioukalani Park....more like a run but it was fun and by chance there was sun.

Hoping you got out to see the Thunderbird's show. You really don't want to pass up something like that!
27 posted on 07/29/2012 7:43:11 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Hold.....hold......hold.......)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...hope you are feeling better today, that your new meds aren’t fighting you.


28 posted on 07/29/2012 7:47:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Evenin', Kathy...((HUGS))...bookcase is SLOWLY progressing.

Zeus and I both were mugged.

29 posted on 07/29/2012 7:49:00 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; AZamericonnie; laurenmarlowe; TASMANIANRED; MEG33; ...

Howdy, ma, and all the Lovely Ladies! Thank you for today’s thread, Star, as always!

A few hours ago, I returned from a weekend at the Redneck Riviera! The Bride had the weekend off from the Police Academy, and The Grrlz and I drove up there to have a little fun. Got the guided tour of Panama City, Mexico Beach, and Tyndall AFB.

The weather went south on us Saturday, so the beach time was limited to a romantic walk in the surf and some shopping at the Margaritaville-style shops along the shore.

And, having not seen The Bride for several weeks, we set aside some time for comradely good fellowship.

I also got introduced to some more of The Bride’s rather large extended family. That promises to be a not-soon-ending effort.

though I’m wishing that I had more time to see and do there, it’s nice to be home safe and sound!


30 posted on 07/29/2012 7:59:26 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Old Sarge

Howdy ((((SARGE))))

Glad you all had a good time and got home safely! :)


31 posted on 07/29/2012 8:12:48 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


Bad News And Good News

July 30, 2012

Recently I had a conversation with a woman who had experienced a very difficult situation. The stress had affected her health, so she had to visit the doctor frequently. But with a smile on her face, she told me that she has been able to use this painful circumstance as an opportunity to share Christ with her doctor.

In the book of Philippians, we read how the apostle Paul used his difficult situation—imprisonment—to preach the gospel. The Philippian believers were grieved because Paul had been arrested for preaching Jesus, but he told them that his bondage had “actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel” (1:12). The whole palace guard and others knew why he was in jail—because he preached Christ. Whoever came in contact with Paul heard about Jesus—whether soldiers (who guarded him 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or others outside. As a result of using his bad news to share the good news, some of the guards may have even become believers (4:22). Just because Paul was confined didn’t mean that the gospel was confined.

As Jesus-followers, we can allow our pain to be a platform to share the gospel. In our bad news, let’s find an opening to share the good news.

We often think if life were smooth
We would a better witness be;
But God knows best—that faith midst trials
Can honor Him more powerfully. —Cetas
Pain can be a platform to share Christ.

Read: Philippians 1:12-22

I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel. —Philippians 1:12
Bible in a Year:
Isaiah 10-12


32 posted on 07/29/2012 8:19:52 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: SandRat

Building a bookcase? :) How kewl!


33 posted on 07/29/2012 8:31:20 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: LUV W

Restoring (American Restorer), a 100+year old one. When I finish it I’ll have the matching desk to restore.


34 posted on 07/29/2012 8:44:26 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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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.
35 posted on 07/29/2012 9:01:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: SandRat

Very nice project to work on! We need before/after pics. :)


36 posted on 07/29/2012 9:07:08 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Kathy ((HUGS!!)) Thanks for telling us about SSgt Taylor. He was truly one of our Great Nation’s best!


37 posted on 07/29/2012 9:18:14 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks, Mac, for the Star Spangled Banner....very nice. Singing along.


38 posted on 07/29/2012 9:28:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Old Sarge

Good evening/morning, Sarge...((HUGS))...sounds like a good time was had by all. Glad you and The Bride set aside some “us” time.

Glad you are safely home.


39 posted on 07/29/2012 11:55:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: left that other site

Good morning, ML...((HUGS))...have an excellent Monday.


40 posted on 07/30/2012 12:58:45 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...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 07/30/2012 1:33:10 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank You...You too!
(((HUGS)))


42 posted on 07/30/2012 3:42:26 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: Kathy in Alaska; SevenofNine; StarCMC; MeekMom; MEG33; HiJinx; acad1228; Arrowhead1952; ...
 

 

 
 

 Good morning,

EVERYBODY!

GOOD

MORNING

TROOPS!

 

Cubs    42 WINS      58  LOSSES

 

 

If swimming is so good for your figure,
how do you explain whales?   
 

 



43 posted on 07/30/2012 4:11:31 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: tomkow6; beachn4fun; LUV W
Good morning, Tomkow6.

((HUGS))Good morning, Beach, LUV W.

How's it going?

44 posted on 07/30/2012 4:56:42 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. The heat is taking a toll on everything here.





45 posted on 07/30/2012 5:03:33 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; ...


Good morning, Canteen.

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 and thank you go out to
Karl G. Taylor, Sr.
for his service and sacrifice.

DC Metroland weather report

~ Today...Mostly sunny.
Isolated showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon.
Highs in the upper 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of rain 20 percent.

~ Tonight...Mostly cloudy
with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of rain 30 percent.

Yeah, it's Monday already.
We had a nice thunderstorm drop some
much needed rain on the homestead this weekend.
But we're still way low on ponds and streams.
And can you believe that July is almost over?

Sorry to be late.
But it's Monday and I'll probably be slow
all day, anyway.
However, I did just got back from my morning walk.
Please stick around.
Chat up the military or a family member.
No need to fret...you know I'll be back!

The FR Canteen is ALWAYS

Come in and sit for a while.
There's always plenty of coffee, tea,
pancakes, conversation, silliness,
and plain old BS

REMEMBER THEM


ADAMS, JOHN ROBERT
11/08/1967
South Vietnam
Presumptive Finding of Death

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.



46 posted on 07/30/2012 5:14:37 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem? ~ pH)
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning beachy and (((HUGS))). Time for my walk.


47 posted on 07/30/2012 5:21:20 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning beachy and (((HUGS))). Time for my walk.


48 posted on 07/30/2012 5:21:35 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning beachy and (((HUGS))). Time for my walk.


49 posted on 07/30/2012 5:21:34 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning beachy and (((HUGS))). Time for my walk.


50 posted on 07/30/2012 5:22:03 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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