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Marines won't leave ailing teen recruit behind
Yahoo ^ | 6/20/13 | n/a

Posted on 06/20/2013 1:25:52 PM PDT by DemforBush

When 17-year-old Kansas boy Daran Wankum was diagnosed with a brain tumor, he gave up on his dream of joining the United States Marines. He didn't plan on how the Marines would rally to his side...

(Excerpt) Read more at screen.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: cancer; honor; marines
The rest of the story is in the video at the link.

Best wishes and prayers for this young man.

1 posted on 06/20/2013 1:25:53 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

Brings a tear to the eye.


2 posted on 06/20/2013 1:28:46 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: DemforBush

The Marines: “Always Faithful”.


3 posted on 06/20/2013 1:36:48 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: DemforBush

I hope he is cured and goes on to join the Marines.


4 posted on 06/20/2013 1:37:24 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: DemforBush

Marines never fail to amaze and impress me! They are the best this country has to offer.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 1:44:37 PM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: DemforBush

Semper Fidelis


6 posted on 06/20/2013 2:00:05 PM PDT by pabianice
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Bfl


7 posted on 06/20/2013 2:25:20 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (No one expects the Sephardic Invitation!)
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To: DemforBush

No greater enemy. No greater friend (really proving the latter).
Our Marines rock !!


8 posted on 06/20/2013 3:13:09 PM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: llevrok

BUMP


9 posted on 06/20/2013 3:45:18 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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