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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Stephen Holden Doane ~ September 17, 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 09/16/2012 5:01:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.

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~ Hall of Heroes ~

Stephen Holden Doane

Info from here.

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Stephen Holden Doane (October 13, 1947 – March 25, 1969) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War.

Doane joined the Army from Albany, New York in 1967, and went through Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning. By March 25, 1969 was serving as a first lieutenant in Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. During a firefight on that day, in Hau Nghia Province, Republic of Vietnam, Doane destroyed an enemy bunker by carrying an activated hand grenade into it, sacrificing himself to take out the hostile position.

Doane, aged 21 at his death, was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia.

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. First Lt. Doane was serving as a platoon leader when his company, engaged in a tactical operation, abruptly contacted an enemy force concealed in protected bunkers and trenches. Three of the leading soldiers were pinned down by enemy crossfire. One was seriously wounded. After efforts of 1 platoon to rescue these men had failed, it became obvious that only a small group could successfully move close enough to destroy the enemy position and rescue or relieve the trapped soldiers, 1st Lt. Doane, although fully aware of the danger of such an action, crawled to the nearest enemy bunker and silenced it. He was wounded but continued to advance to a second enemy bunker. As he prepared to throw a grenade, he was again wounded. Undaunted, he deliberately pulled the pin on the grenade and lunged with it into the enemy bunker, destroying this final obstacle. 1st Lt. Doane's supreme act enabled his company to rescue the trapped men without further casualties. The extraordinary courage and selflessness displayed by this officer were an inspiration to his men and are in the highest traditions of the U.S. Army

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1 posted on 09/16/2012 5:01:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
2 posted on 09/16/2012 5:01:49 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (50 days and a wake up.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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

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God Bless Our Republic

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

Prayers going up


3 posted on 09/16/2012 5:01:55 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


Correct Them

September 17, 2012

Therapist and mother Lori Gottlieb says that parents who are obsessed with their children’s happiness may actually contribute to their becoming unhappy adults. These parents coddle their children, do not equip them to deal with the real world, look the other way when their children do wrong, and neglect disciplining them.

In 1 Samuel, we read that the high priest Eli sometimes looked the other way. We don’t know what he was like as a father when his boys were young. But he failed to properly deal with their behavior as grown men serving in God’s temple. They were selfish, lustful, and rebellious, putting their own needs ahead of God’s Word and the needs of the people. At first, Eli rebuked them but they would not listen. Instead of removing them from service, he looked the other way and let them continue in their sin. As a result of his sons’ sins and because Eli honored his sons above the Lord (1 Sam. 2:29), the Lord warned Eli that his family would suffer judgment (v.34; 4:17-18).

As Christian parents, we have the awesome responsibility to lovingly discipline our children (Prov. 13:24; 29:17; Heb. 12:9-11). As we impart God’s wisdom to them, we have the blessing of helping them develop into responsible, God-fearing adults.

They are buds of hope and promise,
Possessed by Him whose name is Love;
Lent us here to train and nourish
For a better life above. —Crosby
Failure to discipline our children is a failure to love them.

Read: 1 Samuel 2:12,27-36

Why do you . . . honor your sons more than Me, to make yourselves fat with the best of all the offerings of Israel My people? —1 Samuel 2:29
Bible in a Year:
Ezekiel 43-45


4 posted on 09/16/2012 5:02:39 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: BIGLOOK

Good afternoon and Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))

Any good news today? Mainlanders all doing well? Sun?

Rain continues off and on since Friday evening. But....no wind at all, despite high wind warnings since Saturday night, and new flood warning this afternoon. Hope it stays this way.


5 posted on 09/16/2012 5:16:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...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)

6 posted on 09/16/2012 5:17:50 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; The Mayor; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


7 posted on 09/16/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory
WOW! WOW! and WOW!! Love that graphic!! He is not pleased at what he is seeing these days.

Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


8 posted on 09/16/2012 5:21:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


9 posted on 09/16/2012 5:26:15 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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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 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)

10 posted on 09/16/2012 5:30:40 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: 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: Stephen Holden Doane ~

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11 posted on 09/16/2012 5:31:44 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


12 posted on 09/16/2012 5:40:07 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC
Thanks very much, Kathy! And thanks very much to you and Star for tonight's Hall of Heroes thread!

*HUGS*

1st Lt. Doane is a most worthy member of our Hall of Heroes!



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 09/16/2012 5:47:09 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
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS))

Just a few good items.....called my brother in NY just at the right time to get a play by play report of the Giants game (it wasn't aired here). He had a bunch of colorful epithets for them even though they won. He bet for them but didn't make the spread so he got a push.

Still have another call to make but before doing that I've news for you.....

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14 posted on 09/16/2012 5:54:26 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (50 days and a wake up.)
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

15 posted on 09/16/2012 5:58:37 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Good evening...carry on! :)


16 posted on 09/16/2012 6:16:34 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: LUV W

Carrying on with GranDaughter....hehehehe 8^]


17 posted on 09/16/2012 6:23:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: The Mayor

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

Hope you had a relaxing weekend.


18 posted on 09/16/2012 6:25:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you for today’s thread and all you do!!


19 posted on 09/16/2012 6:27:33 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: SandRat
Hi SandRat ((((Hugs))) We closed the pool today.Typical of our family it took 25 people:)Mostly kids who couldn't help but gave us smiles.Plus Plus the Eagles won.WooooHooo
20 posted on 09/16/2012 6:29:12 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: BIGLOOK

Oh my goodness...he’s arrived! He’s probably really tired of the cold rain, especially when your rain is probably much warmer.

Good timing for you....I’ve done the phone play-by-play thing before. Does a push mean he gets nothing even tho they won?


21 posted on 09/16/2012 6:34:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC

Thanks for another wonderful narrative about one of our true
American heroes! God rest his soul!

Gotta love ‘em all!


22 posted on 09/16/2012 6:37:32 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...you are looking particularly charming this evening.

More mugging today? All your girls keeping you busy?

Zeus, the DDDD, still doing a good job with Maddie?


23 posted on 09/16/2012 6:41:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
A push means nobody wins except the bookie.My brother isn't Giants fan but he thought a straight 7 pt spread was a good bet.

That's not Lonesome nor is it a plover, A flock of sandpipers were out on the rocks this morning gobbling up everything the could find....they didn't even fly away as I approached. Guess they don't like the food they get on flights either.
24 posted on 09/16/2012 6:56:22 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (50 days and a wake up.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


PEACE THROUGH SUPERIOR FIREPOWER!!!





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 09/16/2012 6:56:37 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: Kathy in Alaska

Ebenin’ Kathy,...((HUGS))...Thank you.

None yet.

The girls keep me busy and entertained.

The DDDD js still doing a good job


26 posted on 09/16/2012 7:01:07 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...my Dad brought me his military folder this afternoon. WOW! I’m really enjoying reading some of his writings. I have found what I think is discharge paperwork, but on cursory inspection do not see a form that says DD-214. Gonna google it and see what it looks like.

I need to get busy typing what he’s written and getting it saved.


27 posted on 09/16/2012 7:06:02 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Yeah!! :)


28 posted on 09/16/2012 7:11:40 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Kathy - they didn't have DD-214 in WWII. I'm looking at my uncle's separation form - it was a WD AGO Form - can't quite make out the number - think it's 55.



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 09/16/2012 7:13:23 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

Er...stolen for FB, too. :) Thanks!


30 posted on 09/16/2012 7:13:32 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Now THAT’S my kind of diplomacy!!

Someone was very clever with the COEXIST....love it!

Did you have a good day? How is your balance....doing well?

BBQ? Wine?


31 posted on 09/16/2012 7:14:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska


Just becareful who you show this to.......it has your Dad's SS# on it.
32 posted on 09/16/2012 7:14:38 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (50 days and a wake up.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Had a good day, thanks. Balance is still tenuous. Had a couple of burgers from the grill - my niece's birthday. And yes, wine! ;)



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)

33 posted on 09/16/2012 7:29:18 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: ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK

Hey.....I have that one!!

WD AGO FORM 53 - 55 Enlisted Record and Report of Separation Honorable Discharge

And it has his thumb print on it!

Organization: Hq China Combat Command

Thanks, Hawaii for the pic of the DD-214


34 posted on 09/16/2012 7:44:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
That's the one! It should list his medals on it - line 33.



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 09/16/2012 7:51:08 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; ConorMacNessa

Didn’t know that there was no DD 214 issued for WWII vets; my father a WWII vet, went in in 1939 and stayed until 1960 so he got a DD 214. Thanks for the heads up, Doc.


36 posted on 09/16/2012 7:57:41 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (50 days and a wake up.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Kathy - if you have any questions about your Dad's records, feel free to direct them to me. I have records of several of my uncles who served in WWII - I'm developing some degree of expertise in extracting information from them. FReep mail, email or phone me. I'd be glad to help if I can.



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)

37 posted on 09/16/2012 8:00:09 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: BIGLOOK
You're welcome, Brother! I didn't know it myself until several weeks ago when I got my father's records from NPRC. The state of records from that era is not good - the WWII records were the worst hit in the 1973 fire. Very bad - both of my Gavin uncles' records were lost - got basically nothing for my Uncle Jerry - a very limited sampling of my Uncle Joe's records.



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)

38 posted on 09/16/2012 8:08:15 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: 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)

39 posted on 09/16/2012 8:11:21 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: SandRat

Well that’s just the BEST way to carry on! :)

When do we see pictures? :D


40 posted on 09/16/2012 8:17:46 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK

China War Memorial Badge and Ribbon
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal
Good Conduct Medal
World War II Victory Medal

I have a “Separation Qualification Record” that says he was a Tec 4 Draftsman with 993rd Signal Operations Company in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations. Made map over lays, military periodic reports and planned operations maps. Also did resurveying of small areas.

I think I might post some of his narrative as I get it written....like “about one week out of Bombay we were given a smallpox vaccination. Due to non-entry into my Medical records, (twice), I ended up with three smallpox vaccinations within a two week period”.

And.....”at roll-call one morning I found out that I was beginning a Cryptography class with 6 weeks training (it is 6 months in the States)”. Shortly after that I took my first plane ride in an Air Force C-47 Troop Carrier. We were given a parachute and told “to bring it back for a new one if it didn’t work”.

After several weeks of training with an American Radio Operator and using any Chinese soldier we could get to turn our hand cranked generator for the radio, I was called into HQ and informed that I was now a Draftsman with the Engineering HQ, Y-Force, Chinese Training and Combat Command (due to high school drafting classes). X-Force was located in India, Y-Force located in western China, and Z-Force in eastern China.

My job now involved keeping combat situation maps up-to-date, do photo interpretation of aerial photos of roads, bridges, and airstrips in our area. Any place a C-47 could land was an airstrip. I also made many field reconnaissance trips, traveling via aircraft, sampans, jeeps, railroads, or on foot.


41 posted on 09/16/2012 8:38:04 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...are you working 7 days, or do you and Linda have Sunday off?

Did you have a sunny day? Rides?


42 posted on 09/16/2012 8:39:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

I will definitely keep you in the loop as I go through his folder and type up his narrative. Thank you!!

You solved the most pressing issue....a copy of the DD-214. His equivalent is the WD AGO Form 53 - 55...and that I have!

This can’t be delayed or wait until some tomorrow.


43 posted on 09/16/2012 8:51:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv...((HUGS))...did you have a good day?

Did you get a nap? How about some rain?

Hmmmm....it’s starting to get windy here....mostly good size gusts. The wind storm may be finding us finally, a day late.


44 posted on 09/16/2012 9:00:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Shortly after I get them, and I too am still waiting.


45 posted on 09/16/2012 9:16:08 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat
Carrying on with GranDaughter

Tough duty!! d:o)

46 posted on 09/16/2012 9:44:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Enjoyable Duty. 8^]


47 posted on 09/16/2012 9:47:17 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
That's a great report, Night Owl, and some things you may not have heard before. Sad to say, my father never spoke of his service during WWII and I only learned some of it after his passing. This is a bit strange since I spent my first 12 years as a Navy brat, visited the ships he was on and even had Thanksgiving dinners aboard them. Such was the life of a Navy CPO......duty, family, shipmates and no braggadocio.


48 posted on 09/16/2012 10:05:17 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (50 days and a wake up.)
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To: BIGLOOK
I've just started reading....and, yes, stuff I didn't know. I want to get this on paper, in some sort of order, and let him reread it and see if he remembers anything else or wants to change anything while he still can. His hearing is almost gone, even with hearing aids, but his memory seems really good, even tho he is easily confused by things like his computer.

We just never talked about it and he only volunteered a couple stories.

49 posted on 09/16/2012 10:31:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; ConorMacNessa

You got us looking - and we found the 53-55 for Nana’s father.

We found out he drove a deuce-and-a-half ferrying supplies and personnel; and that he supervised POWs loaindg and unloading the trucks.


50 posted on 09/16/2012 10:51:45 PM PDT by HiJinx (John 10:1)
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