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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Hollywood Part 4 ~ July 8, 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 07/07/2013 4:59:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 

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~ Hall of Heroes ~

Hollywood Part 4
 

ArmyPatch small   Marine small   Air Force Seal   Air Force   Coast Guard Seal small (better)

Another story from the Hollywood legends of old.  Their stories may surprise you!  I wish today's "Hollywood Elite" would take some direction from these guys! 

(Thanks for the heads-up on this guy, SandRat!)

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed him a special envoy to South America.

Although celebrated as an actor, Fairbanks was commissioned a reserve officer in the United States Navy at the onset of World War II and assigned to Lord Louis Mountbatten's Commando staff in the United Kingdom.

Having witnessed (and participated in) British training and cross-channel harassment operations emphasizing the military art of deception, Fairbanks attained a depth of understanding and appreciation of military deception then unheard of in the United States Navy. Lieutenant Fairbanks was subsequently transferred to Virginia Beach where he came under the command of Admiral H. Kent Hewitt, who was preparing U.S. Naval forces for the invasion of North Africa.

Fairbanks convinced Hewitt of the advantages of such a unit[clarification needed], then repeated the proposal at Hewett's behest to Admiral Ernest King, Chief of Naval Operations. King thereupon issued a secret letter on March 5, 1943 charging the Vice Chief of Naval Operations with the recruitment of 180 officers and 300 enlisted men for the Beach Jumper program.

The Beach Jumpers' mission would simulate amphibious landings with a very limited force. Operating dozens of kilometers from the actual landing beaches and utilizing their deception equipment, the Beach Jumpers would lure the enemy into believing that theirs was the principal landing.

United States Navy Beach Jumpers saw their initial action in Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. Throughout the remainder of the war, the Beach Jumpers conducted their hazardous, shallow-water operations throughout the Mediterranean.

For his planning the diversion-deception operations and his part in the amphibious assault on Southern France, Lieutenant Commander Fairbanks was awarded the United States Navy's Legion of Merit with bronze V (for valor), the Italian War Cross for Military Valor, the French Légion d'honneur and the Croix de guerre with Palm, and the British Distinguished Service Cross. Fairbanks was also awarded the Silver Star for valor displayed while serving on PT boats and the National Order of the Southern Cross, conferred by the Brazilian government. Among his other exploits was the sinking of the light cruiser Capriole while in command of a mixed division of American PT Boats and British MGBs.

He was made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 1949. Fairbanks stayed in the Naval Reserve after the war and ultimately retired a captain in 1954.

 

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1 posted on 07/07/2013 4:59:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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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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2 posted on 07/07/2013 5:03:16 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor; ConorMacNessa; SandRat; BIGLOOK; mountainlion; HiJinx; Publius; laplata; Jet Jaguar; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


3 posted on 07/07/2013 5:04:21 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Kathy! *Hugs*!

I hope you’re having a good Sunday afternoon.


4 posted on 07/07/2013 5:11:34 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; All

Hope your fire issues are improving, as well as for Chena Hot Springs Road folks.


5 posted on 07/07/2013 5:12:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laplata

Good evening, laplata. *hugs*

Just shortly back from taking the suburban on its weekly outing to run errands. Got everything done on my list, everything. d:o)

Hope you’ve had a good weekend. Any Independence Day special activities?


6 posted on 07/07/2013 5:14:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

No issues for us yet. But, they are starting evacuations on the Chena Hot Springs rd.


7 posted on 07/07/2013 5:15:15 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kathy in Alaska

A slow, quiet weekend, thanks. Are you having fires near Anchorage?


8 posted on 07/07/2013 5:22:42 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: All

9 posted on 07/07/2013 5:22:44 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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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!!!!!!!








"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)

10 posted on 07/07/2013 5:32:02 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

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


Jesus Loves Me

July 8, 2013

On cold days, our old dog moves around the yard, finding a sunny spot to stretch out on the grass to keep herself in the warmth of the sun.

This reminds me that we must “keep” ourselves in the love of God (Jude 1:21). That doesn’t mean we have to act in some special way to make God love us (although our desire is to please Him). Because we are His children we’re loved no matter what we do or fail to do. It means instead that we should think about His love and bask in its radiance and warmth all day long.

“[Nothing] shall be able to separate us from the love of God” (Rom. 8:39). He loved us before we were born, and He loves us now. This is our identity in Christ; it is who we are—God’s beloved children. That’s something to think about throughout the day.

Five times in John’s gospel he described himself as the disciple Jesus loved (13:23; 19:26; 20:2; 21:7,20). Jesus loved His other disciples too, but John reveled in the fact that Jesus loved him! We can adopt John’s theme—“I am the disciple Jesus loves!”—and repeat it to ourselves all day long. Or we can sing that familiar children’s song in our hearts, “Jesus loves me, this I know.” As we carry that truth with us throughout the day, we’ll bask in the warmth of His love!

I am so glad that our Father in heaven
Tells of His love in the Book He has given;
Wonderful things in the Bible I see—
This is the dearest, that Jesus loves me. —Bliss
God loves us not because of who we are, but because of who He is.

Read: Romans 8:31-39

Keep yourselves in the love of God. —Jude 1:21
Bible in a Year:
Job 36-37; Acts 15:22-41


11 posted on 07/07/2013 5:32:06 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

>peek<


12 posted on 07/07/2013 5:54:13 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
PS - In Oz we don't text while driving - we do other things.

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13 posted on 07/07/2013 5:55:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer
G'day, Janey...((HUGS))


14 posted on 07/07/2013 6:28:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Jet Jaguar; Brad's Gramma; ConorMacNessa; All
YIKES! I was hoping they were starting to get a handle on it, at least being able to get a safety zone near Chena Hot Springs Road.

Wide angle view of the western perimeter of the Stuart Creek No. 2 fire, looking from the southwest to the northeast. Eielson AFB is in the foreground, west of the fire perimeter at 7.2 miles. 63 acres and growing.

Eielson AFB (kinda near Fairbanks) is about 350 miles north of Anchorage.

15 posted on 07/07/2013 6:34:04 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


16 posted on 07/07/2013 6:35:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska




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! Capt. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. USNR 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)

17 posted on 07/07/2013 6:37:23 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: Kathy in Alaska

Kathyyyy my uncle told me about that is like your version of our station Fire in SO CALI


18 posted on 07/07/2013 6:39:21 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

WHOA that too close to former hood

Yeah he could see in distance


19 posted on 07/07/2013 6:40:03 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: laplata; Jet Jaguar

No fires here...the big one right now is about 350 miles north, close to Eielson Air Force Base. Jet Jaguar is pretty close.


20 posted on 07/07/2013 6:40:25 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; ...




AMERICA
LAND OF THE FREE . . .

BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!!!!

SEMPER FI AND OORAH!!!









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 07/07/2013 6:40:54 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."

Many 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)

22 posted on 07/07/2013 6:44:16 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: The Mayor

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


23 posted on 07/07/2013 6:51:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska


24 posted on 07/07/2013 6:52:17 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC

Thanks, Galz, for another Hollywood Hero! I didn’t know that
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr was in the service, and I see that he
served well and good, having won medals for his valor!


25 posted on 07/07/2013 7:01:09 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: SevenofNine

Hi, Seven...

Are you having So Cal fires? Where?

Family and friends are scattered from Arroyo Grande (near Pismo Beach) to Rancho Cucamonga and San Bernardino.


26 posted on 07/07/2013 7:02:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

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

Thanks for reminding us, Conor! (((hugs)))


27 posted on 07/07/2013 7:02:50 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
http://www.cloudnet.com/~jfb/

(Wifey's family hero!)

28 posted on 07/07/2013 7:03:52 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: ErnBatavia

http://www.cloudnet.com/~jfb/


29 posted on 07/07/2013 7:04:08 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...the back a little better? Resting it?


30 posted on 07/07/2013 7:10:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All
SILVER STAR MEDAL

"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while attached to a special task group during the amphibious assault on Italy in September 1943. While attached to the staff of Commander United States Naval Forces, Northwest African Waters, Lieutenant Commander Fairbanks ably assisted in formulating important plans for mixed Allied operations of a highly technical and complex nature. Later, while temporarily assigned to the staff of a Naval Task Group Commander, he accompanied the combat units which successfully executed these plans and contributed materially to their accomplishment. During the occupation of the Island of Ventotene, he courageously led a landing party ashore and established important picket positions while exposed to enemy rifle fire, thereby contributing greatly to the successful accomplishment of this mission. The exceptional courage and fearless leadership under fire displayed by Lieutenant Commander Douglas E. Fairbanks, Jr., U.S. Naval reserve, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval Service."


31 posted on 07/07/2013 7:32:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Jet Jaguar

WOW! Is that one of those planes that sucks up the water as it skims?


32 posted on 07/07/2013 7:34:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W
Good evening, Luv!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening! We're in the grip of a heat wave here on the right coast - temps in the 90's and humidity in the 90's. Very uncomfortable the last couple of days!



"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

33 posted on 07/07/2013 7:34:42 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

Good to see you, too! Wow...that’s pretty hot for you! Ours has been in the 90s, but our humidity is much lower than what
you get.

All in all, I’m ready for fall! :)


34 posted on 07/07/2013 7:39:10 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv....Douglas Fairbanks, Jr....back when actors had some knowledge of the military and what they do.


35 posted on 07/07/2013 7:48:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Back is doing slightly better, thanks - good enough that I can go to work tomorrow, thank the Lord!

How are things going with you this evening?



"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

36 posted on 07/07/2013 7:49:28 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.
37 posted on 07/07/2013 7:50:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Yep!


38 posted on 07/07/2013 7:54:55 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




ENJOY YOUR FREEDOM?



THANK YOUR VETS . . .



. . . AND YOUR SERVING MILITARY!!

THEY HAVE OUR SIX!!!!








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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

39 posted on 07/07/2013 7:57:00 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

A good day. Helped my Mom with papers and computers this morning. Got ALL my errands done, and everything on the list!

Now I have to effect the repairs for which I bought solutions.

WHOA!!! Major winds coming through! Hope they bring rain clouds and not push them away.


40 posted on 07/07/2013 7:58:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Indeed....and supported what the military stood for! Now, they
are totally uncaring and nasty.


41 posted on 07/07/2013 7:59:07 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: ErnBatavia

Good evening, Ern...thanks for sharing your wife’s hero.

Great read....one can only imagine.


42 posted on 07/07/2013 8:09:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Take it really easy as you move around.

Are you able to park really close to the entrance?

Have a good commute going and coming.


43 posted on 07/07/2013 8:11:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Earlier this evening, I witnessed one of the most callous, depraved and thoroughly evil acts I have ever witnessed in my entire life. I received a call from Mrs. MacNessa while I was out on an errand saying that we might have to call the police. When I arrived home, I viewed a video that my son John-Man had been alerted to concerning two youths that my sons had at one time been associated with. One was holding the video cam, the other was doing the deed and both were laughing while they did and recorded it.

The youth in the video had a cat by the neck and was repeatedly slamming the cat into the wall. I'm not sure whether the cat expired during this exercise or not. Mrs. MacNessa was so overwrought she couldn't view it.

I immediately called the police and clued them in on what I had seen. They sent officers by who looked at the video with us. The officers were equally repulsed by what they saw, took down all the information we were able to provide and stated that they would do whatever they could under the law.

I looked up the cruelty to animals statute in Maryland - max 3 years - $5,000.00 fine. John-Man emailed the video to the Officers - I expect a warrant will issue before the end of the night.

It is most distressing to see this kind of gratuitous violence and cruelty practiced by the youths of our Nation. It augers ill for our future. May our Dear Lord preserve and protect us from this horrid Evil!



"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

44 posted on 07/07/2013 8:19:28 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
Thanks very much, Kathy - commute should be okay tomorrow. I have a handicapped sticker - I'm able to park right next to the elevator.



"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

45 posted on 07/07/2013 8:22:40 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: Jet Jaguar

Too cool! Hope it “hits” on every run.

Any closer to you?


46 posted on 07/07/2013 8:26:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

God Bless and watch over our serving military, as well as our veterans.


47 posted on 07/07/2013 8:29:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Not really. It was 8 miles away yesterday and 7 miles today. However, the winds are blowing northwest today and our ski lodge, arctic survival school, trap and skeet range, and military firing range look to be out of danger as the fire is moving back on areas already burned.

Good news for Salcha residents to the east of us.

Bad news for the folks living north of the the Chena river.

We had some very scary looking smoke/clouds today. Atomic bomb like.


48 posted on 07/07/2013 8:31:17 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kathy in Alaska

NOT Here talk to my uncle up in Fairbanks AK he could see the fire in distance

This just broke off SKY FB page

Plane crash near Anchorage at this hour

http://news.sky.com/story/1112772/alaska-plane-crash-10-die-at-soldotna-airport


49 posted on 07/07/2013 8:36:09 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: LUV W
...uncaring and nasty...

What an apt description.

50 posted on 07/07/2013 8:37:47 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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