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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Clifford Chester Sims ~ July 1, 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 06/30/2013 5:01:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska


Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!
 
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~ Hall of Heroes ~

Clifford Chester Sims

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Clifford Chester Sims (June 18, 1942 – February 21, 1968) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War.

Sims joined the Army from Jacksonville, Florida and by February 21, 1968 was serving as a Staff Sergeant in Company D, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. On that day, during an engagement with enemy forces near Hu, in the Republic of Vietnam, Sims threw himself onto a triggered booby-trap device. He was killed in the ensuing explosion, but was successful in protecting the members of his squad.

Clifford Sims, aged 25 at his death, was buried in Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida.

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1 posted on 06/30/2013 5:01:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: StarCMC; The Mayor; ConorMacNessa; SandRat; BIGLOOK; mountainlion; HiJinx; Publius; laplata; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


2 posted on 06/30/2013 5:06:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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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).
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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!!!!!!!








"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)

3 posted on 06/30/2013 5:06:47 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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Please note: The author of the Hall of Heroes is StarCMC.

Please thank StarCMC for today’s thread.

~ Hall of Heroes: Clifford Chester Sims ~

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4 posted on 06/30/2013 5:12:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
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5 posted on 06/30/2013 5:13:44 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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Thanks, Families, for your service to our country.

Thanks, unique, for the perfect woohoo.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


6 posted on 06/30/2013 5:19:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC




Good evening, Kathy and Star!

***HUGS***



Thanks very much – coming aboard! Rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!

And thanks very much for tonight’s Hall of Heroes thread! S.Sgt. Clifford Chester Sims is most deserving of admission to our Hall of Heroes!








"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)

7 posted on 06/30/2013 5:24:33 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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8 posted on 06/30/2013 5:25:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...








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 Capt. Lefon's Chronicle 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!!








"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)

9 posted on 06/30/2013 5:27:42 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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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)

 




10 posted on 06/30/2013 5:44:20 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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Bouncing Back

July 1, 2013

On January 18, 2012, the longest winning streak in US intercollegiate varsity sports history—252 consecutive victories—ended when Trinity College lost a squash match to Yale. The morning after the team’s first loss in 14 years, Trinity’s coach, Paul Assaiante, received an e-mail from a friend, a prominent professional football coach, who wrote, “Well, now you get to bounce back.” Ten days later, that football coach’s team lost in one of the most widely seen athletic events—the NFL Super Bowl. All of us must cope with defeat.

The feeling of failure after an athletic loss mirrors our greater self-condemnation following a spiritual collapse. How can we recover from grieving God and others, along with disappointing ourselves? The apostle John wrote, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:8-9). God forgives us because Jesus Christ paid the price for our sins (2:2).

God’s pardon sets us free to begin again and focus on today’s opportunity rather than yesterday’s defeat. His faithful cleansing allows us to start over with a pure heart. Today, God invites and enables us to bounce back.

When you’ve trusted Jesus and walked His way,
When you’ve felt His hand lead you day by day,
But your steps now take you another way,
Start over. —Kroll
Instead of living in the shadows of yesterday, walk in the light of today and the hope of tomorrow.

Read: 1 John 1:5–2:2

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. —1 John 1:9
Bible in a Year:
Job 20-21; Acts 10:24-48


11 posted on 06/30/2013 5:55:07 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*

Did you have a restful day? Ready to take on the new week?
Is John-Man feeling better?

For two days it has looked like rain, but so far, nary a drop.
We need the rain.


12 posted on 06/30/2013 6:10:33 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I had a fairly restful day, thanks. John-Man is feeling better - he worked a full day today.

We could afford to give you some rain - cloudburst Friday afternoon and on and off rain yesterday and today.

I'm still feeling kind of puny myself and it's taking a long time for the bruises to heal. The wound on my chin is going to leave a noticeable scar - I'm not happy with the job they did at the ER.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

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 06/30/2013 6:17:51 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: ConorMacNessa
Thanks, Mac, for the Missing Man Setting as we remember those who have given their all that we may gather safe and secure.
14 posted on 06/30/2013 6:23:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Fading fast here - will be signing off in a few.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

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)

15 posted on 06/30/2013 6:32:13 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: 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 0445 Reveille approaches relentlessly.

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

Pfc. Daniel D. Bruce Stands The Watch Tonight!



Pfc. Daniel D. Bruce, USMC (MOH)
H&S Co., 3rd Bn., 5th Marines
Vietnam

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




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!

"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"
(God Save All Here!)









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)

16 posted on 06/30/2013 6:44:38 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

Hello, Ma and friends.

My son goes active tomorrow, reporting for basic training. Basic and AIT will have him away for about six months so my hope is that come September, some kind souls in the Fort Sam Houston area might want to take a simply outstanding young man under their wing for awhile.

Thanking my son for his service, while hard to see him go, fills me with a pride beyond measure.


17 posted on 06/30/2013 7:09:49 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud of it.)
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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 nice weekend and are ready for the new week.


18 posted on 06/30/2013 7:11:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks Kathy! House has been empty since Wednesday. Wife and 2 kids gone to Nicaragua till this Thursday. Kinda boring.


19 posted on 06/30/2013 7:12:50 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Nite, Conor! Sweet dreams! (((hugs)))


20 posted on 06/30/2013 7:34:32 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC

Thank God for heroes like this one who sacrificed everything for our freedom!

Thanks, Galz, for introducing him to us!


21 posted on 06/30/2013 7:35:37 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

You must be so proud! Godspeed to him and blessings for his future.
Please thank him for his service from a friend if you can!


22 posted on 06/30/2013 7:46:59 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Congratulations, Dad and Mom, on your son's choosing to serve our country.


23 posted on 06/30/2013 7:48:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

Batching it, huh? Any pets to keep you company?


24 posted on 06/30/2013 7:53:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

Good evening Ma and gang!


25 posted on 06/30/2013 8:05:51 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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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.


26 posted on 06/30/2013 8:10:20 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

BOO! :)

27 posted on 06/30/2013 8:12:15 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Sorry your healing chin is causing you concern. Hope all of your healing happens more quickly for you.

Have a safe commute to and fro tomorrow.


28 posted on 06/30/2013 8:17:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

EEEEEEEEEk!


29 posted on 06/30/2013 8:28:34 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: LUV W

Watcha been up to, and where did you disappear to last night?


30 posted on 06/30/2013 8:35:44 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Hi! I had a little accident at work and wasn’t feeling great last night. So I went to bed early. Sorry I missed you!


31 posted on 06/30/2013 8:39:47 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Yes, a dog and 2 cats... : )


32 posted on 06/30/2013 8:53:18 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: LUV W

!!!!!!!!??
What little accident at work?
What happened?


33 posted on 06/30/2013 8:55:26 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Oh, silly me! I stubbed the toe of my shoe on an uneven tile and when I started falling I grabbed the counter...wrenching my arm. It’s very sore, but the doctor at the ER said it was only a sprain. At least it broke my fall and I didn’t hurt my knees...I know I landed on them. It’s hard to lift my arm even to type for any length of time.


34 posted on 06/30/2013 9:01:44 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

He’s a terrific young man. Soon to be a medic.

I told him that he’d better be a medic because I’ll be so happy to see him when he gets home that I’ll have a heart attack. :(


35 posted on 06/30/2013 9:02:55 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud of it.)
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To: The Mayor

Dad is the only one home, let’s cling to him. LOL!


36 posted on 06/30/2013 9:07:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Colonel_Flagg

It takes special people to become medics.

One of my friends up here had a son go there to become a medic.

Wishing all the best for your son. It seems like only yesterday that he was MUCH younger. d:o)


37 posted on 06/30/2013 9:14:20 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

*gentle hug*
My poor Sis!
I wish I was there to spoil you
and make you a nice cup of tea and give you a warm compress.
I take it your place of work will take care of the bills, etc.
Right?
*tapping tiny foot*


38 posted on 06/30/2013 9:16:56 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Oh, yes. We have a private workman’s comp insurance company that is taking care of things for me.

I’d love to be spoiled by my sis! ((((hugs)))

I’m sure it’ll be better in a few days. I have a follow up to an ortho to be done to make sure that there wasn’t any real damage, though they took x-rays in the ER.

I just felt so foolish...and scared the customers. LOL!


39 posted on 06/30/2013 9:20:21 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
"It seems like only yesterday that he was MUCH younger. d:o)"

I'm trying to figure out where the last eighteen years of my life went. I am proud of what he's becoming but it's time for me to step into the shadows while he shines. And he will.

40 posted on 06/30/2013 9:21:01 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud of it.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

He sure will. ((HUGS))


41 posted on 06/30/2013 9:27:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Just take it easy for awhile, ok?
You scared the customers?
LOL
Did you let out a howl when you (almost) fell?

Yeesh, the idea of you falling on your knees just makes me cringe.
If I went down on mine, that would pretty much be the end of me!


42 posted on 06/30/2013 9:31:08 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

43 posted on 06/30/2013 9:33:04 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

I thought about your knees as I was checking myself afterward to see if they WERE hurt. My shoulder was hurting so bad, I couldn’t even feel anything else!

I have a small bruise on my right knee, but I just did notice it. LOL!


44 posted on 06/30/2013 9:34:04 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

Maybe you should get the knees checked out too!


45 posted on 06/30/2013 9:39:55 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: The Mayor

d:o)


46 posted on 06/30/2013 10:38:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Clifford Chester Sims (June 18, 1942 – February 21, 1968) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War.

Salute! To a fellow 2/501st brother...

I believe the day after he was KIA was the day of the first, and last, Airborne Paratroop assault in Viet Nam.

47 posted on 06/30/2013 11:52:13 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: JDoutrider
Our thanks to you and your brothers for your service to our country.


48 posted on 07/01/2013 12:30:31 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Good evening/morning, ms b...((HUGS))

Did you and Mr B do something special for your birthday?


49 posted on 07/01/2013 12:39:21 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Brain flatulence here...

The Junction City drop was in ‘67...


50 posted on 07/01/2013 1:01:09 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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