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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: John R Fox ~ August 19, 2013
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Posted on 08/18/2013 5:00:01 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 

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John R. Fox
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John Robert Fox (May 18, 1915–December 26, 1944) was killed in action when he deliberately called for artillery fire on his own position, after his position was overrun, in order to defeat a German attack in the vicinity of Sommocolonia, northern Italy during World War II. He posthumously received the Medal of Honor in 1997, for willingly sacrificing his life.

Fox was born in Cincinnati, Ohio May 18, 1915, and attended Wilberforce University, participating in ROTC under Aaron R. Fisher and graduating with an commission of second lieutenant in 1940. He was 29 years old when he called artillery fire on his own position the day after Christmas in 1944, for which he was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross in 1982. More than fifty years after his death, Fox was awarded the Medal of Honor. He is buried in Colebrook Cemetery in Whitman, Massachusetts.

In the early 1990s it was determined that African-American soldiers were denied consideration for the Medal of Honor solely due to their race. After a review, seven African-American soldiers had their Medals upgraded in January, 1997, to the Medal of Honor; First Lieutenant Fox was one of the seven.

The 92nd Infantry Division (colored), known as the Buffalo Soldiers, was a segregated African American division that fought in World War II. First Lieutenant John R. Fox was of the 366th Infantry Regiment when he made the ultimate sacrifice in order to defeat the enemy and save the lives of his fellow soldiers. In December 1944, Fox was part of a small forward observer party that volunteered to stay behind in the Italian village of Sommocolonia, in the Serchio River Valley. American forces had been forced to withdraw from the village after it had been overrun by the enemy. From his position on the second floor of a house, Fox directed defensive artillery fire.

The enemy was in the streets and attacking in strength, greatly outnumbering the small group of American soldiers. Fox radioed in to have the artillery fire adjusted closer to his position, then radioed again to have the shelling moved even closer. The soldier receiving the message was stunned, for that would bring the deadly fire right on top of Fox’s position; there was no way he would survive. When Fox was told this, he replied, “Fire it.” This shelling delayed the enemy advance until other units could reorganize to repel the attack.

His action permitted U.S. forces, who had been forced to withdraw, to organize a counterattack and regain control of the village. After the units had retaken the village, they found Fox’s body along with the bodies of about one hundred enemy soldiers.

After the war the citizens of Sommocolonia, Italy, erected a monument to nine men who were killed during the artillery barrage - eight Italian soldiers, and Lieutenant Fox.

In 2005, the toy company Hasbro introduced a 12-inch action figure & commemorating Lt. John R. Fox as part of its G.I. Joe series.

For his "gallant and courageous actions, at the supreme sacrifice of his own life, Fox was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. His widow, the former Arlene Marrow of Brockton, Massachusetts, received his medal from President Bill Clinton in a White House ceremony on January 13, 1997. On that day, Clinton also awarded the medal to six other previously neglected African American World War II veterans, including Vernon Baker, who was the only one living when awarded.

Citation:

For extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy in the vicinity of Sommocolonia, Italy on 26 December 1944, while serving as a member of Cannon Company, 366th Infantry Regiment, 92d Infantry Division. During the preceding few weeks, Lieutenant Fox served with the 598th Field Artillery Battalion as a forward observer. On Christmas night, enemy soldiers gradually infiltrated the town of Sommocolonia in civilian clothes, and by early morning the town was largely in hostile hands. Commencing with a heavy barrage of enemy artillery at 0400 hours on 26 December 1944, an organized attack by uniformed German units began. Being greatly outnumbered, most of the United States Infantry forces were forced to withdraw from the town, but Lieutenant Fox and some other members of his observer party voluntarily remained on the second floor of a house to direct defensive artillery fire. At 0800 hours, Lieutenant Fox reported that the Germans were in the streets and attacking in strength. He then called for defensive artillery fire to slow the enemy advance. As the Germans continued to press the attack towards the area that Lieutenant Fox occupied, he adjusted the artillery fire closer to his position. Finally he was warned that the next adjustment would bring the deadly artillery right on top of his position. After acknowledging the danger, Lieutenant Fox insisted that the last adjustment be fired as this was the only way to defeat the attacking soldiers. Later, when a counterattack retook the position from the Germans, Lieutenant Fox's body was found with the bodies of approximately 100 German soldiers. Lieutenant Fox's gallant and courageous actions, at the supreme sacrifice of his own life, contributed greatly to delaying the enemy advance until other infantry and artillery units could reorganize to repel the attack. His extraordinary valorous actions were in keeping with the most cherished traditions of military service, and reflect the utmost credit on him, his unit, and the United States Army

 

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1 posted on 08/18/2013 5:00:01 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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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 08/18/2013 5:03:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


3 posted on 08/18/2013 5:08:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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Any rain up there, JJ?

We are pushing an inch.


4 posted on 08/18/2013 5:11:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

We have some storm clouds moving over right now. I just washed the cars. It’s my fault...


5 posted on 08/18/2013 5:13:58 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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6 posted on 08/18/2013 5:14:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Jet Jaguar

I am having a terrible time with FR....every step is requiring multiple tries.....since last night. GRRRR!

I suspect the firefighters will appreciate your sacrifice. Is the fire slowly being strangled?


7 posted on 08/18/2013 5:17:01 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

It appears to be nearly out. We still get some flare ups and smoky days.


8 posted on 08/18/2013 5:19:14 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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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).
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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)

9 posted on 08/18/2013 5:31:02 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

Hi Everybody!

((((HUGS))))


10 posted on 08/18/2013 5:32:57 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!

After 7 tries...finally!


11 posted on 08/18/2013 5:45:56 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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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 to you and Star for tonight’s Hall of Heroes thread! Lt. John R. Fox, USA, is most worthy of entry into 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)

12 posted on 08/18/2013 5:46:14 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; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



SSG Octavio Herrera , USA,
4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
KIA Afghanistan 11 August 2013



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

"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)

God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps
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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 08/18/2013 5:48:45 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: left that other site
Good evening, Tick Extermination Queen!! ((HUGS))

Hope you and Lynn-Dah have found a suitable alternate activity to the infected dog park.


14 posted on 08/18/2013 5:50:03 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: left that other site
Good evening, Tick Extermination Queen!! ((HUGS))

Hope you and Lynn-Dah have found a suitable alternate activity to the infected dog park.


15 posted on 08/18/2013 5:50:16 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



Sgt. Jamar A. Hicks, USA,
4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
KIA Afghanistan 11 August 2013



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

"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)

God Of Our Fathers
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Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps
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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)

16 posted on 08/18/2013 5:51:59 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

TAPS

RIP

SSG Octavio Herrera, USA
4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division


Amazing Grace

17 posted on 08/18/2013 5:52:41 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All

18 posted on 08/18/2013 5:56:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



Spc. Keith E. Grace Jr., USA,
4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
KIA Afghanistan 11 August 2013



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

"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)

God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps
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Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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

19 posted on 08/18/2013 5:57:23 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

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


The Gift Of Remembering

August 19, 2013

During seminary, I worked in a nursing home. As I spent time talking to these men and women, at some point nearly every patient would describe the loneliness of their present lives and the realization that they were outliving their peers. Most wondered if anyone would remember them when they passed from this life.

It isn’t just the elderly who can feel lonely and forgotten. In fact, many of us feel trapped and alone, set aside by circumstances fair and unfair. Sometimes we even experience what the Old Testament character Joseph did: people failing to remember us when there’s every reason they should.

Genesis 40 describes Joseph’s experiences as he’s trapped in prison. The cupbearer had been freed and returned to the king’s service, just as Joseph told him would happen (vv.9-13). Joseph had asked to be mentioned to Pharaoh, but the cupbearer forgot him (vv.14,23).

We may feel forgotten. Yet, like Joseph, we are not (42:9-13). Jesus sits at the right hand of God, and our prayers reach the throne of the King without fail because our Savior is our Mediator. When we feel alone, let’s remember to rest in the confidence of Jesus’ promise to be with us forever (Matt. 28:20).

Lord, let me be found serving others, as Joseph
did, in those hours when I feel most forgotten.
May I never be the “cupbearer” who fails to bring
the lonely and hurting to Your attention in prayer.
Jesus never abandons or forgets His own.

Read: Genesis 40:1-14,23

Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgot him. —Genesis 40:23
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 103-104; 1 Corinthians 2


20 posted on 08/18/2013 6:00:36 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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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."

"Träumerei"
Robert Schumann
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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)

21 posted on 08/18/2013 6:07:52 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


Honoring Our Fallen

22 posted on 08/18/2013 6:14:28 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

Sgt Jamar A Hicks, USA
4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division


Amazing Grace

23 posted on 08/18/2013 6:33:12 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

Sgt Jamar A Hicks, USA
4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division


Amazing Grace

24 posted on 08/18/2013 6:33:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

Sgt Jamar A Hicks, USA
4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division


Amazing Grace

25 posted on 08/18/2013 6:33:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

Spc Keith E Grace Jr, USA
4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division


Amazing Grace

26 posted on 08/18/2013 6:42:12 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

I am NOT having a good FR afternoon/evening. Nothing but trouble trying to get anything to work. GRRR!!

Hope you had a nice relaxing day. BBQ?


27 posted on 08/18/2013 7:19:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Very frustrating this evening! I've been a little under the weather this weekend. No BBQ today - we had Burgers on the Grill last night - excellent if I say so myself.

We're still having relatively cool weather here - this will change Tuesday - set to go back up into the 90's. The early taste of Autumn has been most appreciated.



"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

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 08/18/2013 7:28:20 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; StarCMC

Thanks, Galz, for yet another wonderful story from an American hero! How brave he was to draw fire to himself. Only an American soldier would do that! God rest his soul......


29 posted on 08/18/2013 7:35:18 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

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


30 posted on 08/18/2013 7:39:18 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: LUV W
Good evening, Luv!

*HUGS*

One of the adages left to me by my late Father was "Sacrifice is the language of love." Lt. Fox exemplified that statement, as have many others during the course of our history. I have seen some of them myself, and am humbled by their Valor.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 KJV



"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

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)

31 posted on 08/18/2013 7:52:48 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: ConorMacNessa

Well, I had to try to reply 3 times before I got anything but a white-out!

I love that scripture and it seems to epitomize our troops!


32 posted on 08/18/2013 8:01:30 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: The Mayor

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


33 posted on 08/18/2013 8:03:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH FOR OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!

Oorah And Godspeed To Our Troops Who Run To The Sound Of The Guns!



American Troops Charging At St. Mihiel, France, 1918



U.S. Soldiers Of The 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Move Out Over The Seawall On “Utah” Beach, After Coming Ashore 6Jun1944.



Inchon, Korea, 17Sep1950 – Marines Move Out Under Sniper Fire On The Road To Seoul.



Soldiers Of The 9th Infantry Division, U.S Army, Advancing Through The Rice Paddies – Vietnam.



U.S. Marines On The Move - Afghanistan - 4Oct2009.








"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 08/18/2013 8:05:55 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: ConorMacNessa

Sorry, but glad it is not just me. Every single step takes many tries. Most frustrating.

Burgers on the grill....sounds loverly!

Rest, rest, and more rest. And enjoy the cooler weather as you can.


35 posted on 08/18/2013 8:10:25 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

Sorry, but glad it is not just me. Every single step takes many tries. Most frustrating.

Burgers on the grill....sounds loverly!

Rest, rest, and more rest. And enjoy the cooler weather as you can.


36 posted on 08/18/2013 8:10:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

Sorry, but glad it is not just me. Every single step takes many tries. Most frustrating.

Burgers on the grill....sounds loverly!

Rest, rest, and more rest. And enjoy the cooler weather as you can.


37 posted on 08/18/2013 8:13:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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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.

Marines of Lima Company,
3rd Battalion, Fifth Marines Stand 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)

38 posted on 08/18/2013 8:21:43 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
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

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.


39 posted on 08/18/2013 8:45:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv...he knew exactly what he was doing. The bravery of our soldiers is something else.


40 posted on 08/18/2013 9:09:56 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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41 posted on 08/19/2013 12:31:12 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All
Good afternoon/evening/night Troops, wherever you are.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep all of us free and safe.

Thanks, unique, for the pastries.

Coffee is always on........

How about a cupcake?

Cookies?

Pancakes?

Treats?


42 posted on 08/19/2013 12:33:50 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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God bless and keep safe our troops worldwide.

Good night.


Statler Brothers ~ How Great Thou Art


43 posted on 08/19/2013 12:37:54 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC
A very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

((HUGS))Good morning, Ladies. Thanks for this morning's thread, Star. How's it going?

44 posted on 08/19/2013 1:43:38 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


45 posted on 08/19/2013 1:43:58 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; E.G.C.; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; ...


CANTEEN.

Good morning to our

Military, our Allies, and their families.

Thank you, Star, for preparing the Canteen for today’s activities.
Now THAT is what makes one a hero.
Excuse me while I get on my soap box.

What John R. Fox did is what makes one a hero.
Knowing the dangers, but still going anyway.
Not movie stars or football players or musicians...
UNLESS they too have run into
a burning building
jumped in a raging river
jumped out of a helo
to save someone else.
I'm tired of people who use the word Hero so lightly these days.
It's taking away from those who really are.
That is all (stepping down).

DC Metroland weather report

~ Today... Overcast in the morning,
then mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers.
Fog early. High of 77F.
Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

~ Tonight...Partly cloudy with a chance of rain.
Fog overnight. Low of 66F.
Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

Oh great! I can tell it's Monday.
Computer or network or something
is already giving me problems.
It may take all morning to post this thing.

We did get some much needed rain yesterday.
And it's a chilly morning
but I'm going out for a walk since it's not raining at the moment.

But please stay right where you are.
Chat up the military or a family member.
No need to fret...you know I'll be back!

The FR Canteen is

Come in and sit for a while.
There's always plenty of coffee, tea,
pancakes, conversation, silliness,
and plain old BS

REMEMBER THEM ~ DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM


FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

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


46 posted on 08/19/2013 3:57:01 AM PDT by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: LUV W
Well, I had to try to reply 3 times before I got anything but a white-out!

Ahhhh, I see it's not just on my end.

Good morning night owl ((HUGS))

47 posted on 08/19/2013 3:59:13 AM PDT by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good morning and good night, MA ((HUGS))
It's Monday, yipeee!

48 posted on 08/19/2013 4:00:41 AM PDT by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: beachn4fun

mine


49 posted on 08/19/2013 4:00:53 AM PDT by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: beachn4fun

mine?


50 posted on 08/19/2013 4:01:14 AM PDT by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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