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FReeper Canteen ~ National Navajo Code Talkers Day ~ 14 AUG 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 08/13/2012 6:00:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 

 
~The FReeper Canteen Presents~
National Navajo Code Talkers Day

 

 

The Navajo Code Talkers received no recognition until the declassification of the operation in 1968. In 1982, the code talkers were given a Certificate of Recognition by President Ronald Reagan, who also named August 14 "National Code Talkers Day."

During World War II (1939-1945), the U.S. Marines trained Navajo soldiers as code talkers. During military campaigns in the Pacific, the Navajo soldiers relayed secret messages about troop movements and enemy locations in the Navajo language.

Because of the complexity of the language, the Japanese were never able to decipher the code. In this photograph, two Navajo Indians, Corporal Henry Bake, Jr., left, and Private First Class George H. Kirk, operate a portable radio set in a clearing they created in the dense jungle close to the front lines.

 

The idea to use Navajo for secure communications came from Philip Johnston, the son of a missionary to the Navajos and one of the few non-Navajos who spoke their language fluently.

Johnston, reared on the Navajo reservation, was a World War I veteran who knew of the military's search for a code that would withstand all attempts to decipher it. He also knew that Native American languages--notably Choctaw--had been used in World War I to encode messages.

 

Johnston believed Navajo answered the military requirement for an undecipherable code because Navajo is an unwritten language of extreme complexity. Its syntax and tonal qualities, not to mention dialects, make it unintelligible to anyone without extensive exposure and training.

It has no alphabet or symbols, and is spoken only on the Navajo lands of the American Southwest. One estimate indicates that less than 30 non-Navajos could understand the language at the outbreak of World War II.

In May 1942, the first 29 Navajo recruits attended boot camp. Then, at Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California, this first group created the Navajo code. They developed a dictionary and numerous words for military terms. The dictionary and all code words had to be memorized during training.



Once a Navajo code talker completed his training, he was sent to a Marine unit deployed in the Pacific theater. The code talkers' primary job was to talk, transmitting information on tactics and troop movements, orders and other vital battlefield communications over telephones and radios. They also acted as messengers, and performed general Marine duties.

Praise for their skill, speed and accuracy accrued throughout the war. At Iwo Jima, Major Howard Connor, 5th Marine Division signal officer, declared, "Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima." Connor had six Navajo code talkers working around the clock during the first two days of the battle. Those six sent and received over 800 messages, all without error.

The Japanese, who were skilled code breakers, remained baffled by the Navajo language. The Japanese chief of intelligence, Lieutenant General Seizo Arisue, said that while they were able to decipher the codes used by the U.S. Army and Army Air Corps, they never cracked the code used by the Marines.

The Navajo code talkers even stymied a Navajo soldier taken prisoner at Bataan. (About 20 Navajos served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines.) The Navajo soldier, forced to listen to the jumbled words of talker transmissions, said to a code talker after the war, "I never figured out what you guys who got me into all that trouble were saying."

Long unrecognized because of the continued value of their language as a security classified code, the Navajo code talkers of World War II were honored for their contributions to defense on Sept. 17, 1992, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.



Thirty-five code talkers, all veterans of the U.S. Marine Corps, attended the dedication of the Navajo code talker exhibit. The exhibit includes a display of photographs, equipment and the original code, along with an explanation of how the code worked.

Dedication ceremonies included speeches by the then-Deputy Secretary of Defense Donald Atwood, U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona and Navajo President Peterson Zah. The Navajo veterans and their families traveled to the ceremony from their homes on the Navajo Reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.



The Navajo code talker exhibit is a regular stop on the Pentagon tour.

CodetTakerMedal

In a ceremony in the Capitol on July 26, 2001, the original twenty-nine Navajo "code talkers" received the Congressional Gold Medal, and subsequent code talkers received the Congressional Silver Medal.

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1 posted on 08/13/2012 6:00:33 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 08/13/2012 6:01:09 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
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 08/13/2012 6:01:32 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 08/13/2012 6:02:05 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Hold.....hold......hold.......)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


It Will Be Worth It All

August 14, 2012

We wondered why a friend of ours kept traveling to Hobart, Tasmania. Recently she invited us to join her there. From the airport we drove over a bridge and through the city and suburbs. Nothing outstanding—but we kept on traveling. After a few difficult hairpin turns that took us slowly and sharply uphill, we saw the outline of the coast below. Still quite ordinary looking.

But as we drove up the steep driveway and arrived at our destination, the spectacular panorama of the city became clear. Even the bridge we had driven over that seemed so drab looked beautiful! Now we knew why she so often traveled there.

The lives of the pioneers of faith in Hebrews 11 had their share of “hairpin turns” and “humdrum” situations. But they pressed on and did not turn back. Their destination? Heaven, “the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God” (v.10).

Esther Kerr Rusthoi wrote about our journey to heaven in her hymn “When We See Christ”:
It will be worth it all, when we see Jesus;
Life’s trials will seem so small when we see Christ;
One glimpse of His dear face, all sorrow will erase;
So bravely run the race, till we see Christ!

Today, whether life is ordinary or difficult, keep pressing on. At the end of the journey, you will see the amazing place God has prepared for us. And it will be well worth it!
The joys of heaven will more than compensate for the difficulties of earth.

Read: Hebrews 11:8-16

But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. —Hebrews 11:16
Bible in a Year:
Isaiah 55-57


5 posted on 08/13/2012 6:02:41 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

yeteh hey!


6 posted on 08/13/2012 6:03:27 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Great topic tonight, ladies!


7 posted on 08/13/2012 6:05:45 PM PDT by HiJinx (He who controls the water, controls life.)
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Please note: The author of tonight’s thread is laurenmarlowe.
Work is causing her to be away.

~ National Navajo Code Talkers Day ~

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8 posted on 08/13/2012 6:08:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

The US Army first used Indian code talkers in WWI, and then used them in WWII.

“Code talking, however, was pioneered by Choctaw Indians serving in the U.S. Army during World War I. These soldiers are referred to as Choctaw Code Talkers.”

“The first known use of Native Americans in the American military to transmit messages under fire was a group of Cherokee troops utilized by the American 30th Infantry Division serving alongside the British during the Second Battle of the Somme.”

“In World War II in both major theaters of war, the U. S. Army used Indians in its signal communications operations. A group of 24 Navajos was assembled to handle telephone communications, using voice codes in their native tongue, between the Air Commander in the Solomon Islands and various airfields in the region. The U.S. Marine Corps also used Navajo code talkers extensively in the Pacific Theater. And in Europe, the 4th Signal Company of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division was assigned 16 Comanches for employment as voice radio operators to transmit and receive messages in their own unwritten language.”


9 posted on 08/13/2012 6:19:18 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Thanks, Galz, for the reminder. They were REAL heroes for America!


10 posted on 08/13/2012 6:20:13 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska


Navajo Code Talker Memorial - Window Rock, Arizona



Cpl. Chester Nez, USMC -Original Navajo Code Talker - Last Man Standing

Hand Salute to our Navajo Code Talkers - A magnificent job, Brothers!!



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 08/13/2012 6:22:00 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


12 posted on 08/13/2012 6:22:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe
Thanks very much, Kathy! And thanks very much to you and Lauren for tonight's National Navajo Code Talkers Day thread!

*HUGS*

The contribution those men made to our victory in the Pacific was crucial!



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 08/13/2012 6:28:18 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; ...


Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!



Missing Man Setting
Schumann - Traumerei
(Click)

Never Forget The Brave Men And Women Who Gave Their Lives To Secure Our 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)

14 posted on 08/13/2012 6:31:20 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
And in first....Mac grabs the gold!!


15 posted on 08/13/2012 6:33:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: HopeandGlory
And close behind....Nana Hope snags the silver!!


16 posted on 08/13/2012 6:36:02 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!!


17 posted on 08/13/2012 6:44:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...feeling any better? Relaxing?

Busy day here...lots of timesheets needing entering. Still hard at work.


18 posted on 08/13/2012 6:47:29 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; ConorMacNessa


Lest we forget, today is also the anniversary of the inception of the BAMs. Don't overlook 'em and if you look them over do so respectfully or duck and cover.
19 posted on 08/13/2012 6:50:23 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Hold.....hold......hold.......)
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)) Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


20 posted on 08/13/2012 6:50:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Jet Jaguar; All


21 posted on 08/13/2012 6:51:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Relaxing! Feeling marginally better - will slip into the Arms of Morpheus in short order.

We are really grinding it out in the office these days - our client is in deposition several times per week - their need for documentation is immediate and insatiable. No signs of any slowdown in the foreseeable future.



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 08/13/2012 6:54:35 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
Color #3 looked like Ronald MacDonald's pants, color #4 was a good choice Melted Butter. Well tomorrow I can start in earnest.
23 posted on 08/13/2012 6:56:28 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: BIGLOOK
Not only that, Shipmate, but it's also VJ-Day. I'm waiting for the encomia from our so-called Commander-in-Chief and his henchmen. What's that I hear? It's the sound of one hand clapping!

I don't care if they are our friends now - the War in the Pacific was long, brutal and barbaric, from their unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor, through the Bataan Death March, through a chain of atrocities through the war, Kamikazes,etc. I applaud our use of the Atomic Bomb to end that War - hundreds of thousand of lives - Japanese and American - saved by that action.



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 08/13/2012 7:08:26 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: ansel12

Good evening, ansel12....thanks for the added information about the Code Talkers. They sure were an important element of the wars successes.


25 posted on 08/13/2012 7:15:29 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; ...


ENJOY YOUR FREEDOM?



THANK YOUR VETS . . .



. . . AND YOUR SERVING MILITARY!!

THEY HAVE OUR SIX!!!!






Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

26 posted on 08/13/2012 7:17:40 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

On July 26, 2001, the original 29 Code Talkers were presented
with the Congressional Medal of Honor by President George W. Bush.
This long awaited recognition occurred 56 years after World War II despite the fact that the Code saved thousands
of lives. The Code had been de-classified in 1968.


27 posted on 08/13/2012 7:22:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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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
(Click)


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
(Click)


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)

28 posted on 08/13/2012 7:24:59 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: BIGLOOK

Good afternoon and Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...a sunny day?

We have been warm all day, but the gray sky is now giving way to sun.


29 posted on 08/13/2012 7:31:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: The Mayor

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


30 posted on 08/13/2012 7:38:12 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; ...


BAND OF BROTHERS

WORLD WAR II


Members of the 101st Airborne, June 7, 1944 at Ste.Marie du Mont, France

"This day is call'd the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say, "To-morrow is Saint Crispian."
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say, "These wounds I had on Crispin's day."

KOREA

Members of the "Chosin Few", 1st Marine Division, December 1950


"Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember with advantages
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words,
Harry the King, Bedford, and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered."

VIETNAM

FMF Corpsman D. R. Howe treats the wounds of Pfc. D. A. Crum, "H" Company, 2nd Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment, during Operation Hue City.


"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."

AFGHANISTAN

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division in action, Afghanistan, 2011


"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more,
Or close the wall up with our English dead.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility;
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Let it pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
As fearfully as does a galled rock
O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean."

(Henry V, Act IV, Scene iii)


THE STRUGGLE AGAINST TYRANNY GOES ON,
AS IT HAS FROM TIMES IMMEMORIAL.
THE BAND OF BROTHERS STILL STANDS FAST IN THE BREACH!

They have our six!

Honor them for their Service and Sacrifice!





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)

31 posted on 08/13/2012 7:38:37 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: Nifster

Welcome to the Canteen, Nifster. I would answer you if I knew how. Thanks.


32 posted on 08/13/2012 7:48:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: All

33 posted on 08/13/2012 7:49:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

I am off for home. Back shortly.


34 posted on 08/13/2012 7:52:48 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! I'll be abed when you are back! Goodnight and God Bless you!



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)

35 posted on 08/13/2012 7:57:18 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; ...


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!




All Gave Some – Some Gave All!!!
(Click)

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)

36 posted on 08/13/2012 7:59:00 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Aloha Doc!

I got quizzed heavily by my younger brother yesterday about whatever I knew about the invasion of the Japanese homeland and what I knew about Truman's decision to drop what was basically an experimental bomb. He thinks they didn't know if it would work.....and everybody was shocked at how well it worked including Foggy Bottom and Alamogordo.

Told him Truman's real coup de grace was pressuring the Cabinet, the Joint Chiefs of Staff into signing on to what was essentially his decision. No shirking, no backstabbing later and no BS.

Truman knew we were way ahead after Iwo Jima and Okinawa but casualties, military and civilian would be even worse than any projection his staff could predict. The gamble worked, the sign on was unanimous and the final surrender unconditional.
37 posted on 08/13/2012 7:59:51 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Hold.....hold......hold.......)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS))

Rainy day today.....and I've been out searching the shore for Lonesome Plover, the one I heard yesterday. Wondering if an early arrival is a harbinger or just a lost soul.
38 posted on 08/13/2012 8:07:10 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Hold.....hold......hold.......)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

yeteh hey is a good answer.


39 posted on 08/13/2012 8:12:18 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: ConorMacNessa
Home safe and sound....need to find food shortly.

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.


40 posted on 08/13/2012 8:22:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; All






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


41 posted on 08/13/2012 8:29:48 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: BIGLOOK
~*~HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BAMs~*~
(thanks for the reminder, Big Guy!)

42 posted on 08/13/2012 8:35:53 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: HiJinx
Good evening, HJ...((HUGS))...the code talkers are a fascinating subject.
43 posted on 08/13/2012 8:43:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Lady Jag; SevenofNine; RaceBannon; acad1228; Allegra; Army Air Corps; Arrowhead1952; bannie; ...

Happy Birthday Lady Jag, Sevenofnine, Racebannon & many happy returns of the day! *Hugs*

44 posted on 08/13/2012 8:45:15 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv...the code talkers were, indeed, real heroes.

How was your day off? ((HUGS))


45 posted on 08/13/2012 9:01:20 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Lady Jag; RaceBannon; SevenofNine

Hope ya have just a GREAT birthday! :)

46 posted on 08/13/2012 9:22:04 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Ping for later.


47 posted on 08/13/2012 9:23:35 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening, AZ, and thanks for the red, white, and blue tribute.

Hope you had a good day and an easy commute. *HUGS*


48 posted on 08/13/2012 9:40:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: AZamericonnie; Lady Jag; SevenofNine; RaceBannon; tomkow6; laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W
A very pleasant good morning and ((HUGS)) to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country. How's it going for everyone today?

Thanks for this morning's thread, Lauren.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LADY JAG!!!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEVENOFNINE!!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACEBANNON!!!!!!

49 posted on 08/14/2012 1:29:55 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Lady Jag; SevenofNine; RaceBannon

50 posted on 08/14/2012 1:45:40 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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