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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 9 May 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 05/08/2013 6:00:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


JOYFUL REUNION

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class William Cook's family jumps for joy as they surprise him at half-time during Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football game, Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 8, 2012. Cook was deployed with Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202 based at Naval Air Station Jacksonville for more than 11 months and was given the opportunity to return home early for the celebration. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Rob Aylward




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Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies' military
and family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.




STANDING GUARD

A coalition force member provides security during a patrol with Afghan local police near Khost village in Afghanistan's Farah province, Nov. 2, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau


A VETERAN LISTENS

Ruderick Quitcon, a Marine Corps veteran who is blind, attends the Veterans Day Parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2012. "If I could see, I would be happier, but it sounds beautiful," he said of the event. Quitcon served in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1970 and was assigned to the 1st Marine Division. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Flurry


BREEZY LANDING

Marines and sailors assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit step off a landing craft utility vehicle onto the shore of Breezy Point, a small coastal community in New York, Nov. 9, 2012. They and troops from other units are partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Guard to help the residents of New York City return to normalcy as soon as possible. U.S. Marine Corps photo



STALKER EVENT

Army Staff Sgt. Mathew Fox waits to engage a target in the live-fire stalk event during the 2012 International Sniper Competition at the U.S. Army Sniper School on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 3, 2012. Fox, a sniper, is assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 69 Armor Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross


FLOODED BASEMENT

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Levi Brown holds a pump hose in a flooded basement in Far Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 8, 2012. Brown and other Marines pumped out the basements of public housing units as a step to regain electricity lost in Hurricane Sandy. DOD photo by EJ Hersom


PUSH PUMP

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Raymond Ortega helps push a large pump in Far Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 8, 2012. Ortega and several other Marines pumped out the basements of public housing units to help residents regain electricity lost in Hurricane Sandy. DOD photo by EJ Hersom




CODE TALKER

A Navajo code talker veteran watches the opening ceremony for the 93rd anniversary of the Veterans Day Parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2012. Since Nov. 11, 1919, the parade has provided an opportunity for Americans and international visitors in the nation's largest city to honor those who have served. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryan Nygaard


WATER REMOVAL

Marine Corps Pvt. 1st Class Alexander Johnson monitors the removal of water from homes flooded by Hurricane Sandy at Breezy Point, Queens, N.Y., Nov. 8, 2012. Johnson is assigned to the 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Adams


FLAG WAVERS

A New York crowd waves flags and cheers for Marines as they marched in the annual Veterans Day parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2012. Since Nov. 11, 1919, the parade has provided an opportunity for Americans and international visitors in the nation's largest city to honor those who have served. The Marines are assigned to the 6th Communications Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryan Nygaard



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1 posted on 05/08/2013 6:00:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska








REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather "Old Ironsides," remained open for free public tours. At 210 years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

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 05/08/2013 6:00:55 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


“Don’t Worry, Dad!”

May 9, 2013

Last summer, my husband and I hosted a concert and fundraiser for childhood cancer research. We planned to have the event in our backyard, but weather forecasts were dismal. A few hours before the event, we began calling our 100+ guests to inform them of a change in venue. As our friends and family began feverishly toting food, decorations, and equipment from our house to our church gym, our daughter Rosie took a moment to give her dad a hug and remind him on behalf of the kids and grandkids that they were there for him: “Don’t worry, Dad! We’ve got your back.”

Hearing that expression is comforting because it reminds us that we’re not on our own. Someone is saying, “I’m here. I’ll take care of whatever you might miss. I’ll be a second set of eyes and hands for you.”

As the Israelites were escaping a life of slavery, Pharaoh sent his army of chariots and horsemen to give chase (Ex. 14:17). But “the Angel of God . . . and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them” (v.19). In this way, God hid and protected them throughout the night. The next day, He parted the Red Sea so they could safely cross over.

God tells us “Don’t worry” as well. “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rom. 8:31).

God’s hand that holds the ocean’s depths
Can hold my small affairs;
His hand that guides the universe
Can carry all my cares. —Anon.
Our work is to cast care; God’s work is to take care!

Read: Exodus 14:19-25

The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. —Isaiah 58:8
Bible in a Year:
2 Kings 7-9; John 1:1-28


3 posted on 05/08/2013 6:08:16 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska


Semper Fi, Marine Veteran Roderick Quitcon,1st MARDIV, Vietnam!
Thanks very much for your service and sacrifice, Brother!




"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

4 posted on 05/08/2013 6:10:25 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

Remembering Always


5 posted on 05/08/2013 6:11:58 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


6 posted on 05/08/2013 6:18:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..

~ Remembering Our Troops! ~

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7 posted on 05/08/2013 6:23:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa; The Mayor; SandRat; BIGLOOK; laplata; mountainlion; HiJinx; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


8 posted on 05/08/2013 6:25:51 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 the flowers! ;)

ALWAYS remember our troops...God love ‘em! Thank you for reminding us!


9 posted on 05/08/2013 6:36:20 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...dry commute? Traffic better?

Did your day go well?

I never got to breathe, but got all my corrections made and the checks printed on time. And the sun is out!!


10 posted on 05/08/2013 6:41:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...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.


11 posted on 05/08/2013 6:46:41 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




Thanks very much, Kathy!

***HUGS***



Striding up the gangplank as we speak,
rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!

Thank you very much for tonight's "Remembering Our Troops" thread!








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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

12 posted on 05/08/2013 6:49:33 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

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS))))
I went back to work today, and I am EXHAUSTED!


13 posted on 05/08/2013 6:49:35 PM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
The commute was not too bad today, thanks. Unfortunately, the project ended abruptly today and I am again seeking employment.

I'm glad to see that you were able to get the checks out on time. Did they fix the problem permanently?



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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 05/08/2013 6:54:42 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

Yikes! Hope you don’t have any trouble finding a job that suits you!


15 posted on 05/08/2013 6:59:42 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...the first day back is often a killer. Get some good rest.

Your bestest students?


16 posted on 05/08/2013 7:01:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: txradioguy; SoldierDad; mike1sg; Milo828; mystery-ak; CMS; The Sailor; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...
Honoring Our Heroes

2LT Rebecca USA (Daughter of U S Army EOD)
3 sons (armymarinemom and amdad)
86th Fighter Weapons Squadron "Combat Hammer" (saminfl)
AbnSarge USA
Allegra
Anoreth USCG (daughter of Tax-chick)
aviator USAF
BIGLOOK USN
Brett USN (CindyDawg)
Brother and Son-in-Law (kalee)
Cannoneer No. 4
CAPT Bryan USA (Diver Dave)
CAPT Future Snake Eater USA (RightOnline)
CAPT Jason Clendenin (friend of Frou)
Chris USA (amom)
Chuck USA (RightOnline)
CMS USA
COL Mike (gpapa)
ConorMacNessa FMF Corpsman
Cpl Don USMC 1963-1967 (Diver Dave’s twin)
CPT Carol USA, Nurse Corp (Vineyard)
David USAF (LUV W)
Defender2
Deven USA (Shimmer)
Diver Dave USN
Drumbo USN
Ethan USMC (georgiabelle)
forgotenknight13 USA (grandson of Monkey Face)
Fred (DocRock)
GulfWar1Vet USA
HiJinx USA
IS2 Brianne USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
IS2 Heather USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
Jade Falcon USN
James USA (Grumpybutt)
JemiansTerror USA (Jemian)
Jet Jaguar USAF
Joel (NEMDF)
Jonathan USMC (AZbushgal)
Josh USN (doug from upland)
Karen USA (fatima's granddaughter)
Kenneth (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
Kevin USMC (skimask)
Kevin and David USA (vigilante2)
KJD USAF (SuzyQue)
Laurita USA
LCpl Carter USMC
LCpl Joe USMC (Don’tMessWithTexas)
Lindsay (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
LT David (Coldwater Creek)
LT Gerald USN (Vineyard)
M1911A1 USMC (M0sby)
M1Tanker
Major Jennifer USA (Diver Dave)
Major joma89 USAF
MEG33's Navy Grandson
Michael USAR (RightOnline)
Mike1Sg USA (mystery-ak)
Milo828 USA (mystery-ak)
MSgt Eddie USAF ( Son of ThomasPaine2000, CMSgt USAF, Ret)
MSGT Glen Ignasiak USAF (nephew of AirForceMom)
Nate USN (sneakers)
Navy Chaplain, Lt Nathan Rice (Coldwater Creek)
Old China Hand USA
Old Sarge USA
OneLoyalAmerican USCG
PFC Jake USMC (son of Enough_Deceit)
Philetus USA
PROCON USA
Rick USAF (Doogle)
Robert, Jeremy, Daynnis USA (SoldierDad)
SandRat USA
Sat-Com Chris USA (son of KC Burke)
SGT Alex USA (son of Enough_Deceit)
SGT Chris USA (son of Vineyard)
SGT Ev USA (Mozie)
SGT Gray USA (colorcountry’s son)
SGT Matt USMC (SuzyQue)
SGT Robert USMC (MarineMom613)
SGT Sean Reed (preed)
Son USCG (GodBlessUSA)
SPC Drew USA (brother-in-law Stonewall Jackson)
SPC Mike USA (AbnSarge)
SPC Ted USA (nephew of hoagy62)
SPC William Akin USA (Step-son of BlueLancer)
SPC4 Dan USA (son of swmobuffalo)
SSG Brian USA (repubmom)
SSG Dustin USA (SIL of U S Army EOD)
SSG Dusty USA (MountainDad)
SSG Mitchel USA (tina07)
SSG Spencer USA (grame)
SSGT Adam USA (Diver Dave)
SSGT Don May Jr USMC (debm29palms)
SSGT John Linde USA (JFoxbear)
SSGT The Black Knight USAF
Stevan USA (Grumpybutt)
Terrence USN (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
The Sailor
TMSuchman USMC
tongue-tied USN/USA
Tonkin USN/USCG
TSGT Jason M Kibler USAF (son of AirForceMom)
SFC txradioguy USA
USAFSecurityForces (son of visualops & TheStickman)
Valerie USAF (Shimmer)
Victor and Tony D USMC (weldgophardline)
Vineyard USN
William USA (jackv)
WOs Bob and Michelle USA (nephew, and his wife, of BnBlFlag)

 



17 posted on 05/08/2013 7:01:39 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

Yes...That saved the day!


18 posted on 05/08/2013 7:02:30 PM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...did you and Maddi get enough exercise today?


19 posted on 05/08/2013 7:05:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
And in first....Mac grabs the gold!!


20 posted on 05/08/2013 7:06:11 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor
And in second....The Mayor snags the silver!!


21 posted on 05/08/2013 7:07:21 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat
And rounding out the top three....Sand bags the bronze!!


22 posted on 05/08/2013 7:09:03 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

Good evening, Kathy...((HUGS))... Maddi and plus Zeus chased each all over the house today.


23 posted on 05/08/2013 7:09:35 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

They told us “it fixed itself”. Right!!!

Sorry about the job....you will be back at work shortly.

I have a hair cut appointment. Back later.


24 posted on 05/08/2013 7:11:41 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
This happens periodically - I work in a savage industry. In this case, the law firm we were working for took us off the project for some reason I have been unable to discern.

I will say that out of all the law firms I have worked for over the last ten years, this firm was the most obnoxious. The agency has already submitted us all for another project with a different firm.

The net result, I hope, is that I'll get a few days off and return to work early next week. The project I am submitted for starts Monday.



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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 05/08/2013 7:17:33 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
Safe Passage, Kathy!



1932 Auburn 8-100 Speedster




"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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 05/08/2013 7:20:50 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: 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

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)

27 posted on 05/08/2013 7:22:01 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; ...




LIONS IN BATTLE!!

HM/1 (FMF) BENNY FLORES, USN, AWARDED SILVER STAR



HM/1 (FMF) Benny Flores stands at attention after he received the Silver Star Medal during ceremony for heroism in Afghanistan on April 28, 2012. At right is Marine Sgt. Major Harrison Tanksley.

Perhaps no one is confronted more intimately with the horrors of war than hospital corpsmen and medics. When explosives rip apart a human body or stop a beating heart, the person the corpsman tries to save is often a friend or comrade.

Afterward, they often overlook the many they saved, haunted by the ones they couldn’t.

For Doc Flores, his own concussion and lacerations were serious enough to require hospitalization. He didn’t worry about that until he was airborne with the wounded in the medevac flight to Camp Bastion.



The Citation for Doc Flores's Silver Star:

"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action with combat operations against the enemy while serving as Field Medical Service Technician, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), on 28 April 2012, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. During a partnered convoy, Hospital Corpsman First Class Flores was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device attack and received small arms fire from several enemy positions. Without regard for his personal safety, with shrapnel wounds to his arms and neck, Hospital Corpsman First Class Flores treated the nearest wounded Marine while he was engaged by enemy small arms fire. He assisted the wounded Marine in maneuvering to a covered position and without hesitation, ran back into the street, exposed to enemy fire, and quickly provided medical assistance to a severely wounded Afghan Uniform Police Officer still in the damaged vehicle. Hospital Corpsman First Class Flores moved the injured officer to cover and administered First Aid. Under the cover of suppressive fire from members of the convoy, he returned a third time to the damaged vehicle to help another wounded Marine. After Hospital Corpsman First Class Flores applied a tourniquet, the wounded Marine was carried to cover where he continued to treat the casualty. Under the cover of suppressive fires by nearby Marines, he again crossed the street a fourth time to treat the final wounded Marine. Hospital Corpsman First Class Flores steadfastly refused treatment for his own wounds until all of his comrades were treated. By his extraordinary guidance, zealous initiative, and total dedication to duty, Hospital Corpsman First Class Flores reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service."

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jason Flores, a Kiowa helicopter pilot in the Army, couldn’t believe they were talking about his little brother when he heard about it. Doc Flores had always been generous, always willing to spot his brother some cash, always the last to leave after cleaning up from a party. But what he did that day in Afghanistan, “It touched my heart,” Jason Flores said.

When he was wounded, Flores was two months into his tour, his third combat deployment after previous ones to Iraq and Kuwait. His wife Jerianne, his high school sweetheart and mother of their 4-year-old daughter, wanted to choke him through the telephone line when she found out he chose to remain in Afghanistan until the end, Flores said.

He stayed because of the bond between the Marines and their corpsman. “We’ve got to take care of each other.”

Before he left Afghanistan he started wearing a black metal memorial bracelet to Pruitt. It adorns his wrist even now.

“I wish we all came back,” Flores said. He thinks about Pruitt almost every day, always wondering “if there was anything I could have done more.”










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 05/08/2013 7:24:40 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

Thank you Kathy! And Thank you for the thread my FRiend!


29 posted on 05/08/2013 7:30:28 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: The Mayor
Thanks very much for tonight's reading, Mayor. In the Summer of 1999, my then five-year old son was afflicted with cancer. Through a year of weekly chemo treatments, six weeks of daily radiation treatments, periodic inpatient hospitalizations for central line infections and a C. difficile infection, Mrs. MacNessa and I stood with him. During that time, we felt the Presence of our Dear Lord always at our back, lifting us in the hard times.

He does indeed have our backs!



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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

30 posted on 05/08/2013 7:48:25 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

Well, in that case, enjoy your long weekend! That will be kind of nice! :)


31 posted on 05/08/2013 8:04:30 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 Grey-Haired Brigade



After today's testimony before Rep. Issa's Committee, much of which I was able to listen to, I am impelled to repost “The Grey-Haired Brigade” in dedication to the gallant Navy Seal Vets, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty, who fell in combat 11Sep2012 in Benghazi, Libya.

Their valor, deeds and sacrifices remain unacknowledged by the Obama Regime, the Fifth Column and the camp-followers and useful idiots who keep them in power.

Their Heroism on behalf of our Nation demands recognition! Now, over eight months from the day they gave their all in our defense, the Obama Regime and its minions continue to prevaricate and stonewall regarding the circumstances of the Benghazi Massacre!

Today's witnesses were unable to testify, by virtue of their security clearances and oaths of office until called by Congressional subpoena.

Where are the other thirty or more survivors of the massacre? What was their mission in Benghazi? A plethora of questions continue to fester in the wake of this debacle – and the Obama Regime is conspicuous by its silence on this fiasco!



“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”

"Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be." (1 Maccabees 3:58–60)

They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.

We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam . We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America , we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America, and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read about in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.

Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies." You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Kool-Aid.' Now you're paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom. This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

Well, don't worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 we're going to the polls by the millions. This land does not belong to the man in the Gold House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to "We the People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Grey-Haired Brigade."

Author, Anon. Grey-Haired Brigade Member

Footnote:

This is spot on. I am another Grey-Haired Geezer signing on. I will circulate this to other Grey-Haired Geezers all over this once great county. Can you feel the ground shaking??? It's not an earthquake, it is a STAMPEDE.

"In God We Trust"



Happy Moments, Praise God.
Difficult Moments, Seek God.
Quiet Moments, Worship God.
Painful Moments, Trust God.
Every Moment, Thank God.








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)

32 posted on 05/08/2013 8:05:48 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; LUV W; mylife; BIGLOOK; Old Sarge; ConorMacNessa; All

*HUG*
Awesome photos, Ma.

A quick AAR regarding the funeral of Bobby Roy,
all went off without a hitch..almost.

I was very pleased at the turnout for the Honor Guard ride,
our PGR was also joined by The American Legion Riders, and Combat Wounded Vet Riders.

No protesting cretins showed up for this ride.
*evil grin*

On a sad note, one of our riders was very seriously injured because some idiot turned in front of him, causing him and his bike to go down.

He is in ICU at a local hospital, with a serious head injury with brain swelling, multiple facial fractures, and some broken bones.

Please keep Lucien in your prayers..
Thank everyone.


33 posted on 05/08/2013 8:32:52 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Prayers Ascending on High for Lucien!

It has been some long time since we have chatted, Lady Ms.B.!

*HUGS*

I hope things are going well with you.



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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 05/08/2013 8:37:08 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: MS.BEHAVIN

Howdy, Sis! ((((hugs))))

Prayers for Lucien to have a full and complete recovery from his injuries!

How awful that this had to happen when things were going well!


35 posted on 05/08/2013 8:41:13 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good eventide Sir Conor!
*curtsey*
Yes, it has been far too long.
Myself and my Lord husband are well, thank you.

All is well with thee and thine?
Many thanks for your prayers for Lucian.
The poor fellow is in need of them!


36 posted on 05/08/2013 8:48:28 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: LUV W

*HUG*
Thank you for your prayers for Lucien, Sis.
He needs them badly.

I hate it when stuff like this happens.


37 posted on 05/08/2013 8:49:45 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Well, of course you do. I hope he will get the best of care and will not suffer any permanent damage!


38 posted on 05/08/2013 9:01:26 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Thanks, ms b, for the AAR....prayers going out for the healing of Lucien, that he be restored to great health.

RIP Bobby Roy!! Prayers of peace for you and your family.


39 posted on 05/08/2013 9:03:10 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

He was able to speak to Mr B yesterday eve, so we
are hopeful.


40 posted on 05/08/2013 9:04:49 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: All
READY TO MARCH

Marines prepare to enter the Veterans Day Parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Flurry

41 posted on 05/08/2013 9:09:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

You’re welcome, and thank you for faithfully providing sustenance each day.

How is your mixer coming along? It looked pretty complete.
Can mixers be cute? It IS cute. d:o)


42 posted on 05/08/2013 9:16:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Doing well, thanks! I have been scarce here lately - pressures of work.

I'm wroth over the testimony today and the Lame-stream Media's spinning of it. I can't understand how Obama or Clinton could look Charles Woods in the eye knowing what they know and having done what they did.

The stink of mendacity and treachery is all around this episode, and I know that the Canteen is not a political zone, but when our troops and our diplomatic corps are thrown to the wolves like they were in this case, I can't keep silent.

Justice demands accountability and redress for the Fallen of Benghazi!



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

43 posted on 05/08/2013 9:21:19 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

That law firm never did seem to get it’s paperwork in order for you to work on.

Sending a prayer for a few relaxing days and then back to work. *HUGS*


44 posted on 05/08/2013 9:21:23 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; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!


TATTOO
(Click)


Must retire – the 0445 Reveille approaches relentlessly.

The Bugler, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer, already mounts the parapet.

Lt. Michael E. Thornton, USN (MOH)
Stands The Watch Tonight!



"Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!"
(King Lear, Act III, Scene iv)




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!

"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

45 posted on 05/08/2013 9:47:23 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

Bump


46 posted on 05/08/2013 9:48:46 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Thank you, Lt. Michael E. Thornton, USN (MOH), for your service to our country.


47 posted on 05/08/2013 9:56:22 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.


48 posted on 05/08/2013 9:57:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa; AZamericonnie; LUV W; left that other site; TASMANIANRED; MS.BEHAVIN; HiJinx; ...
Amazing Grace on the panflute
49 posted on 05/09/2013 12:33:48 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Nice ride, Mac...thanks.


50 posted on 05/09/2013 12:37:47 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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