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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Junior J. Spurrier ~ October 1, 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 09/30/2012 5:00:21 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

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~ Hall of Heroes ~

Junior J. Spurrier

Info from here.

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Junior James Spurrier, born James I. Spurrier, Jr., was a United States Army soldier who received America's highest military decoration葉he Medal of Honor庸or his actions in World War II.

James I. Spurrier, Jr. was born on December 14, 1922, in Russell County, Kentucky. In September 1940, he enlisted in the Army. Spurrier filled his name in the wrong blanks, so he became "Junior J. Spurrier" to the Army. Near Lay St. Christopher, France, he earned the Distinguished Service Cross. He had spearheaded an assault on a stubbornly defended hill position. On a tank destroyer, he used a .50-caliber machine gun to kill over 12 Germans and captured 22 others. He climbed down to personally blow up bunkers with rifle fire and grenades.

On November 13, 1944, while serving as a Staff Sergeant with Company G, 134th Infantry, 35th Infantry Division, Spurrier fought Germans in Achain, Moselle, France. Repeatedly, Spurrier wandered into the command post with prisoners, replenished his ammo, then slipped out the door. Junior J. Spurrier earned the Medal of Honor for nearly single-handedly capturing the village of Achain that day. He received the Medal of Honor on March 6, 1945 from Lt. Gen. William Hood Simpson.

Spurrier had a very turbulent life after the war. He had a severe problem with alcohol, was discharged from the Army in 1951, and served two jail sentences.

He is buried in Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, Tennessee.

On Dec. 02 2011, Spurrier's Medal Of Honor was returned to his family after being located by Chief Craig Corkrean, in a safe belonging to his father.

Staff Sergeant Spurrier's official Medal of Honor citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy at Achain, France, on 13 November 1944. At 2 p.m., Company G attacked the village of Achain from the east. S/Sgt. Spurrier armed with a BAR passed around the village and advanced alone. Attacking from the west, he immediately killed 3 Germans. From this time until dark, S/Sgt. Spurrier, using at different times his BAR and Ml rifle, American and German rocket launchers, a German automatic pistol, and handgrenades, continued his solitary attack against the enemy regardless of all types of small-arms and automatic-weapons fire. As a result of his heroic actions he killed an officer and 24 enlisted men and captured 2 officers and 2 enlisted men. His valor has shed fresh honor on the U.S. Armed Forces.

 

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1 posted on 09/30/2012 5:00:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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

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God Bless Our Republic

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


2 posted on 09/30/2012 5:02:22 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: StarCMC; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; ...
Please note: The author of the Hall of Heroes is StarCMC.

Please thank StarCMC for today’s thread.

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3 posted on 09/30/2012 5:03:43 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


4 posted on 09/30/2012 5:09:59 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

There very well may be a connection with Steve Spurrier since Steve is from Johnson City, Tennessee and Sgt. Spurrier is burried there.

I know Steve’s Father was a preacher.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 5:11:58 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


6 posted on 09/30/2012 5:12:25 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: yarddog
Good evening, yarddog....those pieces of information could very well lead to a connection.


7 posted on 09/30/2012 5:18:00 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)

8 posted on 09/30/2012 5:20:22 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: SoldierDad; arbee4bush; vigilante2; Jemian; Old_Professor; mystery-ak; freema; kalee; ...
Thanks, Families, for your service to our country.

Thanks, unique, for the perfect woohoo.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


9 posted on 09/30/2012 5:24:59 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)))

Thank you for tonight’s story. It touched me in a profound way that this hero had such a hard time after the War.


10 posted on 09/30/2012 5:26:04 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: txradioguy; SoldierDad; mike1sg; Milo828; mystery-ak; CMS; The Sailor; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...
Honoring Our Heroes

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3 sons (armymarinemom and amdad)
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The Sailor
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11 posted on 09/30/2012 5:27:54 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
Aloha Night Owl!
12 posted on 09/30/2012 5:28:32 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (39 days, a hook and a wake up.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All
From Kevin McCarthy http://www.facebook.com/kevinomccarthy

PLEASE JOIN ME IN HONORING THESE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE GIVEN THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR OUR COUNTRY.

Shortly after World War I the Gold Star Mothers Club was formed in the United States to provide support for mothers that lost sons or daughters in the war. The name came from the custom of families of servicemen hanging a banner called a Service Flag in the window of their homes. The Service Flag had a star for each family member in the military. Living servicemen were represented by a blue star, and those who had lost their lives were represented by a gold star.

A Gold Star Mother is any American woman who has lost a son or daughter in service to the United States. By Presidential Proclamation to honor these Mothers, Gold Star Mother's Day is observed in the U.S. on the last Sunday in September each year.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 5:29:34 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: left that other site
Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...it is sad the rough time he had after the War.

As it may be copyrighted, click the link and read the caption under the picture. Scroll down as the picture is bigger and the words can be read.

Junior Spurrier and Mrs Mary Murphy

Hope you and Linda had a great day. Did you get to ride our bike?

14 posted on 09/30/2012 5:43:46 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

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


Quaking Aspens

October 1, 2012

While I was visiting Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, two trees caught my attention. Though the leaves on the surrounding trees were not moving, the leaves of these trees were fluttering with just the slightest hint of a breeze. I pointed them out to my wife, and she told me they were called quaking aspens. I was struck by the visual effect of those shaking leaves. While all the other trees appeared calm and steady, the quaking aspen leaves shook, even with only the faintest breeze.

Sometimes I feel like a quaking aspen. People around me seem to be moving through life without issues or concerns, apparently steady and secure, while even the slightest issue can unsettle my heart. I see others and marvel at their calm and wonder why my own life can so easily be filled with turbulence. Thankfully, the Scriptures remind me that genuine, steadying calm can be found in the presence of God. Paul wrote, “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all” (2 Thess. 3:16). Not only does God offer peace, He Himself is the Lord of peace.

When we enter the disturbing, unsettling seasons of life, it is good to know that real peace is available in the God of all peace.

Prince of Peace, teach me to find in You the
calming power of Your presence. Strengthen
me today with Your peace, and grant me the
stability I need in this turmoil-filled world. Amen.
Peace is more than the absence of conflict; peace is the presence of God.

Read: Philippians 4:6-9

Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. —2 Thessalonians 3:16
Bible in a Year:
Obadiah-Jonah


15 posted on 09/30/2012 5:45:28 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
Permission Granted!


16 posted on 09/30/2012 5:46:16 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

It was a beautiful day today, so I took a L-O-N-G Bike Ride.


17 posted on 09/30/2012 5:48:04 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: BIGLOOK

Good afternoon and Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...will you get the Giants game in real time?

Hope you had a great day so far and son and little wahines and mainlanders are all well.

Sunny here today, but there is a chill in the air.


18 posted on 09/30/2012 5:53:38 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
Good evening, Kathy and Star!

*HUGS*

Thank you both so much for tonight's Hall of Heroes thread! SSgt. Spurrier was a magnificent American Fighting Man.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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

19 posted on 09/30/2012 6:00:02 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; 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 gold 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 gold 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”
(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)

20 posted on 09/30/2012 6:02:37 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: BIGLOOK

Aloha, BIGLOOK!



Hand Salute To You, My Brother-In-Arms!








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)

21 posted on 09/30/2012 6:04:31 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: ConorMacNessa

....till they all come home.....


22 posted on 09/30/2012 6:05:18 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC

Great story of yet another of a long line of American brave and true!

Thanks, Galz, for bringing it alive!


23 posted on 09/30/2012 6:07:26 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


THE TORCH IS PASSED



Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz presents the Silver Star awarded posthumously to Air Force Capt. Francis Gary Powers to the captain's grandchildren, Francis Gary “Trey” Powers III and Lindsey Barry, during a ceremony in the Pentagon, June 15, 2012.


“Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans - born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage - and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

President John F. Kennedy - 20Jan1961







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 09/30/2012 6:07:51 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv!

***HUGS***



Great to see you this evening!






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 09/30/2012 6:09:30 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: RedMDer
Good evening, RedMDer....thanks to you and Kevin McCarthy for this reminder of today being
Gold Star Mothers Day, September 30, 2012.


26 posted on 09/30/2012 6:18:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa; yarddog
Good evening, Mac.....he was indeed a great fighting machine.

Junior James Spurrier, born James I. Spurrier, Jr., was a United States Army soldier who received America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.

James I. Spurrier, Jr. was born on December 14, 1922, in Russell County, Kentucky. In September 1940, he enlisted in the Army. Spurrier filled his name in the wrong blanks, so he became "Junior J. Spurrier" to the Army.

Near Lay St. Christopher, France, he earned the Distinguished Service Cross. He had spearheaded an assault on a stubbornly defended hill position. On a tank destroyer, he used a .50-caliber machine gun to kill over 12 Germans and captured 22 others. He climbed down to personally blow up bunkers with rifle fire and grenades.

27 posted on 09/30/2012 6:28:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Wow!! Now THAT’s a greeting! Howdy, Conor! (((hugs)))

Very good to see you before you head off to find your pillow! :)


28 posted on 09/30/2012 6:31:50 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: The Mayor

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

Hope you had a great weekend.


29 posted on 09/30/2012 6:39:15 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 for you! And you have new and safe tires.


30 posted on 09/30/2012 7:02:12 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; dfwgator

Ping


31 posted on 09/30/2012 7:04:50 PM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS))

Getting the game in real time and so far it's really boring. Still calling the mainland but have some really good news from yesterday to share. Back shortly....
32 posted on 09/30/2012 7:11:24 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (39 days, a hook and a wake up.)
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To: left that other site
I was listening to the radio a few days ago about Kentucky's most recent Medal of Honor recipient, Dakota Meyer, and his autobiography, Into the Fire. During the interview they spoke with him about a segment in the book in which he mentions that a year after the Battle of Ganjgal, and a year before he was awarded the Medal of Honor, he attempted to commit suicide.

He had spent the evening drinking, trying to forget the battle and his lost friends. He put a pistol to his head and pulled the trigger. By some miracle the gun failed to fire, and Dakota said that he sobered up instantly after hearing the hammer come down. The next day, he went to the VA and sought assistance dealing with his PTSD.

33 posted on 09/30/2012 7:22:05 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: LUV W
Thanks very much, Luv!

Will be up until the next turn of the hour here. I hope you had a great weekend!



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)

34 posted on 09/30/2012 7:25:13 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
Thanks, Mac, for the Missing Man Setting as we remember those who have given their all that we may gather safe and secure.
35 posted on 09/30/2012 7:40:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Stonewall Jackson
Thank the Lord for that! Dakota Meyer represents what is best in us - it would be a catastrophe if he committed suicide.

My personal opinion is that our combat vets who suicide, like Lew Puller, should be considered "Died of Wounds."



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 09/30/2012 7:52:45 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv...still raining? Did you take a walk in it?

A nap today? ((HUGS))


37 posted on 09/30/2012 7:53:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

It was good even though I had to work today, which isn’t my favorite thing to do.

Leave for the coast on Wednesday to join everyone...including JimRob, unless something happens....for the 7th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot! wOOt!


38 posted on 09/30/2012 7:54:02 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Howdy, Kathy! It quit raining yesterday morning and no, I didn’t walk in it. It was kinda cool...and it would make my hair curl. LOL! I guess I did from the parking lot to the store. :)

No nap...I had to work today. Now I’m ready to crash! Tomorrow I need to pack for the trip to the coast. Yay!

Hope you had a good weekend! And..rested! :)


39 posted on 09/30/2012 8:03:04 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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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)

40 posted on 09/30/2012 8:16:15 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: Stonewall Jackson

Someone was watching over him....making sure that he was around to share his story. And thank goodness Dakota Meyer “heard” the message, and went for help.


41 posted on 09/30/2012 8:30:40 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well. Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present.
Thank you for your service to our country.


42 posted on 09/30/2012 8:36:18 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 fully agree with you on that.


43 posted on 09/30/2012 8:48:50 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...
VC recipient Mark Donaldson ready to back his mates
44 posted on 09/30/2012 8:49:59 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening Kathy! ((HUGS!!)) Thank you so much for the due diligance you do to let us know about our great heroes!


45 posted on 09/30/2012 9:08:33 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: LUV W

Do you have a link to the shoot and its plans?


46 posted on 09/30/2012 9:15:31 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

Busy weekend...lots of parental wish list items, but I think I completed everything.


47 posted on 09/30/2012 9:19:53 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
Yes, I do......

TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot

48 posted on 09/30/2012 9:23:03 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: wjcsux

And a good evening to you, wjcsux...((HUGS))

Thanks to StarCMC we get to learn about another hero. We must never forget the men and women who helped keep us free.

Hope you had a great weekend. We even had a dusting of snow one night....all melted now.


49 posted on 09/30/2012 9:28:07 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

Thank you muchly.....bookmarked!

Have a wonderful time!!!


50 posted on 09/30/2012 9:32:44 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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