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FReeper Canteen ~ The Purple Heart ~ 07 AUG 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 08/06/2012 5:59:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

The Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. The Purple Heart is specifically a combat decoration.

Wednesday, 7 August 1782. George Washington, the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, sat at his desk in what had once been the Hasbrouck family kitchen. The intense summer heat was relieved only by the gentle breeze from the Hudson River about 400 yards away. This grey dressed stone and rubble Dutch vernacular style house had served as Washington’s headquarters since 31 March when he had returned north to the strategic Hudson Highlands after his victory at Yorktown.

"By 7 August 1782, hostilities had ended and peace talks were under way in Paris. That day, George Washington’s thoughts were with his men camped nearby at New Windsor. They had suffered appalling privations for over six years. His officers were on the verge of mutiny because of lack of pay, rations and supplies withheld by a corrupt and negligent Congress."

 "Worse, Congress had taken away the authority of his general officers to recognize their soldiers’ courage and leadership by awarding commissions in the field. Congress simply could not afford to pay their existing officers let alone any new ones. As a result, faithful service and outstanding acts of bravery went unrecognized and unrewarded. George Washington was determined to end that."

"The General, ever desirous to cherish a virtuous ambition in his soldiers, as well as to foster and encourage every species of military merit, directs that whenever any singularly meritorious action is performed, the author of it shall be permitted to wear on his facings, over his left breast, the figure of a heart in purple cloth, or silk, edged with narrow lace or binding."

"Not only instances of unusual gallantry, but also of extraordinary fidelity and essential service in any way shall meet with a due reward….The road to glory in a patriot army and a free country is thus opened to all. “Thus, George Washington established the “Badge of Merit”. In its shape and color, the Badge anticipated and inspired the modern Purple Heart. In the exceptional level of courage required to be considered for the Badge, however, it was the forerunner of the Medal of Honor.

On January 7, 1931, General Douglas MacArthur, confidentially reopened work on a new design for the medal, involving the Washington Commission of Fine Arts. This new design was issued on the bicentennial of George Washington's birth. Elizabeth Will, an Army heraldic specialist in the Office of the Quartermaster General, was named to redesign the newly revived medal, which became known as the Purple Heart. Using general specifications provided to her, Will created the design sketch for the present medal of the Purple Heart.

The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Services after April 5, 1917, has been wounded or killed.

Specific examples of services which warrant the Purple Heart include any action against an enemy of the United States; any action with an opposing armed force of a foreign country in which the Armed Forces of the United States are or have been engaged; while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party; as a result of an act of any such enemy of opposing armed forces; or as the result of an act of any hostile foreign force.

The Purple Heart award is a heart-shaped medal within a gold border, 1 ⅜ inches wide, containing a profile of General George Washington. Above the heart appears a shield of the coat of arms of George Washington (a white shield with two red bars and three red stars in chief) between sprays of green leaves.

 The reverse consists of a raised bronze heart with the words FOR MILITARY MERIT below the coat of arms and leaves. The ribbon is 1 and ⅜ inches wide and consists of the following stripes: ⅛ inch white 67101; 1 ⅛ inches purple 67115; and ⅛ inch white 67101.

Learn More About The Purple Heart HERE!

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1 posted on 08/06/2012 5:59:42 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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Heavenly Exclamation!

August 7, 2012

In August 2011, NASA released a composite image from the Hubble telescope that left people smiling. The image is of two galaxies beginning to collide. The collision looks like a heavenly exclamation point (!). The latest statistic I’ve read says there are about 100 billion observable galaxies in the universe. Each galaxy has hundreds of billions of stars, and more galaxies are being discovered.

When I saw the exclamation-point image on CNN, I was reminded of our awesome Creator. The heavens exclaim His glory (Ps. 19:1), but He is even greater than the heavens He has made. After Solomon built a temple for the Lord’s presence to dwell in, he prayed: “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. How much less this temple which I have built!” (1 Kings 8:27). He knew that if the heavens couldn’t contain God’s presence, the temple he had made surely couldn’t contain Him.

The Lord is so much greater than our finite minds can grasp. Yet He has made it possible for us to know Him through His Son Jesus whom He sent to live on this earth, to die for us, and to be raised. When we believe in Him, our lives join the heavens in proclaiming His glory!

Sing praise to God who reigns above,
The God of all creation,
The God of power, the God of love,
The God of our salvation. —Schutz
In creation we see God’s hand, and in redemption we see His heart.

Read: 1 Kings 8:22-30

The heavens declare the glory of God. —Psalm 19:1
Bible in a Year:
Isaiah 34-36


2 posted on 08/06/2012 6:00:24 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
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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

* * * * * * * * * * * *

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 08/06/2012 6:00:33 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!
4 posted on 08/06/2012 6:01:06 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Hold.....hold......hold.......)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe






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~


5 posted on 08/06/2012 6:03:16 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska
And in the Hudson Valley just Northeast of New York City is The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor.

I have visited several times, a moving place if there ever was one.

If you or a family member/friend is not "Roll of Honor" you can submit their information for all the world to see. My late father is registered there.

6 posted on 08/06/2012 6:13:41 PM PDT by Gamecock (We don't come to Christ to be born again; rather, we are born again in order to come to Christ. RCS)
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Please note: The author of tonight’s "Purple Heart" thread is laurenmarlowe.
Work is causing her to be away.

~ The Purple Heart ~

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7 posted on 08/06/2012 6:15:12 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Valor, Respect.


8 posted on 08/06/2012 6:19:19 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: The Mayor; BIGLOOK; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


9 posted on 08/06/2012 6:21:56 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: The Mayor
And in first to grab the gold....The Mayor!!


10 posted on 08/06/2012 6:25:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: HopeandGlory
And a close second....Nana Hope snags the silver!!


11 posted on 08/06/2012 6:30:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

My dad and brother were both Purple Heart recipients!


12 posted on 08/06/2012 6:31:48 PM PDT by Missy Fallon
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Thanks, Galz, for a wonderful thread honoring those heroes who were wounded in battle to protect us and America!

Missing ya, Lauren! ((((hugs))))


13 posted on 08/06/2012 6:38:11 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


14 posted on 08/06/2012 6:42:15 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: HopeandGlory
Oops.......that would be silver!


15 posted on 08/06/2012 6:44:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: BIGLOOK
And rounding out the top three....Hawaii bags the bronze!!


16 posted on 08/06/2012 6:46:40 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
~ G'Day All ~

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17 posted on 08/06/2012 6:56:11 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: left that other site

Howdy! (((hugs)))

Hope ya have a good week! :)


18 posted on 08/06/2012 6:59:41 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Gamecock
Good evening, Gamecock....thanks for sharing this information.

Our thanks to your Dad for his service to our country.


19 posted on 08/06/2012 7:05:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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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)

20 posted on 08/06/2012 7:13:16 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

Thanks, AZ, for the red, white, and blue tribute to our troops.

Hope you had a good Monday and a safe commute. *HUGS*

I am off for home. Back shortly.


21 posted on 08/06/2012 7:18:13 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 evening, ML...((HUGS))...did your Monday go well?

Weather improving at all?


22 posted on 08/06/2012 7:20:56 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; LUV W

Hi Folks...a stormy rainy Monday again! LOL!


23 posted on 08/06/2012 7:27:26 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: everyone
This seems like a very good venue to ask this question and I hope that someone here will know the answer or point me in the right direction.

My father past away last year. He was a WWII Army veteran and wanted to be buried in the local National Cemetery. He was very quiet about the war and made few comments about his service. When his headstone was put in place, we were shocked to see that he was the recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. This wonderful, unassuming, gentle man was always my biggest hero but evidently, he was more than just his little girl's “John Wayne”.

My heart wants/needs to know more about my father's service. How can I find out more about his service? Who or where can I go or contact to find out about his service records?

I appreciate any guidance that anyone can give me.

24 posted on 08/06/2012 7:48:47 PM PDT by Texas Tea
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


25 posted on 08/06/2012 7:55:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: left that other site

I would dearly LOVE to have a storm...any day! We’re still high and dry. Ugh!


26 posted on 08/06/2012 7:55:58 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; ...


Hand Salute to all my Purple Heart Brothers and Sisters, from all branches and all wars!

Some may not believe me, but I have seen more of love on the battlefield than anywhere else I have been.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 KJV




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)

27 posted on 08/06/2012 8:00:02 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
Thanks very much Kathy! Thanks to you and Lauren for tonight's Purple Heart thread!

*HUGS*

A Brotherhood of those who have served - those who have paid the price with their blood. Salute to all my Purple Heart Brothers and Sisters!



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)

28 posted on 08/06/2012 8:08:55 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 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)

29 posted on 08/06/2012 8:11:31 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; 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!




All Gave Some – Some Gave All!!!
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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)

30 posted on 08/06/2012 8:14:06 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

My thoughts for the OWS crowd , Code Pink and the Lefties:If you won’t stand behind our troops, then by all means stand in front of them.


31 posted on 08/06/2012 8:17:03 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: The Mayor

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


32 posted on 08/06/2012 8:23:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: jmacusa

Good evening, jmacusa....an excellent idea!! Only problem...they are too dumb to get it.


33 posted on 08/06/2012 8:31:48 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.


34 posted on 08/06/2012 8:39:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you Kathy! Do I have to pay 9 grand in taxes now? : )


35 posted on 08/06/2012 8:43:33 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: 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.


36 posted on 08/06/2012 8:56:21 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: The Mayor

That seems to be the way it works....but I won’t tell if you don’t.

Forget the display case...you’ll have to keep it in a drawer.


37 posted on 08/06/2012 9:05:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: left that other site
".....a stormy rainy Monday again!"

I guess the weather ISN'T improving. LOL!

Have a good Tuesday despite.....

38 posted on 08/06/2012 9:24:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

OK! I will do that!


39 posted on 08/06/2012 9:26:38 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; StarCMC; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; AZamericonnie; laurenmarlowe; TASMANIANRED; MEG33; ...
And tonight's Midnight Movie Madness is:


40 posted on 08/06/2012 9:33:55 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

Yikes!! More scary stuff. Lock the doors and windows.

Good evening/morning, Sarge...((HUGS))...how’s the weather?


41 posted on 08/06/2012 9:46:43 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Well, it’s the usual pop-up thunderstorms every day. High school is about to start for the younger Grrl next week. And finally, The Bride will be back on Friday!


42 posted on 08/06/2012 10:05:53 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Texas Tea; ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; PROCON; Old Sarge; mylife; SandRat; HiJinx
Hi Texas Tea...

First, I was never in the service and hubby is asleep or I would ask him so this is only my opinion.

I would see if any family member has a copy of his military separation papers (what nowadays is a DD214) which would give you basic info. Then, I'd do a search on WW2 Vet sites and see what you can find out.

We thank your Dad for his service to this great country! Good luck in your search.

I'm sure some around here can give you better and more info. Good luck in your search!

43 posted on 08/06/2012 10:09:09 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe
Good evening, Ladies! *hugs*

History worth reading!

Thank you!

44 posted on 08/06/2012 10:14:34 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: SandRat

Good evening/morning, Sand...((HUGS))

Glad you have TIVO working correctly again. And rain is a good thing.


45 posted on 08/06/2012 10:51:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: oldteen; Texas Tea

I keep like 25 copys of my DD214.
I don’t know what good they are but I know it’s best to keep them.


46 posted on 08/06/2012 11:03:34 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Texas Tea

The DD214 wont always list his service.
Mine doesn’t list some things “He wasn’t there”

Try to find fellow servicemen and folks that knew him at the time.


47 posted on 08/06/2012 11:09:19 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: oldteen

Good evening, teen...*HUGS*...how is summer treating you?

And those “things” that are so annoying? Hope they are leaving you alone.

How are your Marines?


48 posted on 08/06/2012 11:16:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: oldteen; Texas Tea; SandRat
Try here for starters. Scroll through for campaigns if you know where your Dad was during WWII or you might try looking into some of your own family records for an old letter or an address book from that time with an APO address in it. I'm sure the folks at your local VFW would be very helpful in this as well. SandRat knows lot more about Army stuff than I do and most likely has more sources for you to check.

Now.......Aloha Teenster! Where ya been?
49 posted on 08/06/2012 11:17:41 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Hold.....hold......hold.......)
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To: Texas Tea; oldteen

One other place you might check in the county offices of your Dad’s home of record. Returning vets were required to submit separation documentation or a DD214 post release from service. It’s doubtful they’ll have in on hand but it will be archived. This might be quicker and give you something to follow up on with other searches, like his serial number and last unit.


50 posted on 08/06/2012 11:49:32 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Hold.....hold......hold.......)
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