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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Fred William Zabitosky ~ August 26, 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 08/25/2013 5:01:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 

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~ Hall of Heroes ~

Fred William Zabitosky
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Fred William Zabitosky (October 27, 1942 – January 18, 1996) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration — the Medal of Honor — for his actions in the Vietnam War.

Zabitosky joined the Army from his birth city of Trenton, New Jersey in 1959, and by February 19, 1968 was serving as a Staff Sergeant with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). On that day, while on reconnaissance patrol in Laos, his small team came under intense enemy fire. Zabitosky directed the defense until rescue helicopters arrived, and when the helicopter that was to extract him from the battlefield crashed, he ignored his own injuries to save the downed craft's pilot. Zabitosky was later promoted to Sergeant First Class and, in 1969, was presented with the Medal of Honor by President Richard Nixon. He retired from the Army after 30 years of service with the rank of Master Sergeant.

Zabitosky, aged 53 at his death, was buried in Lumbee Memorial Park, Lumberton, North Carolina. A street, the former Community Access Road, on nearby Fort Bragg was named in his honor.

Sergeant First Class Zabitosky's official Medal of Honor citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sfc. Zabitosky, U.S. Army, distinguished himself while serving as an assistant team leader of a 9-man Special Forces long-range reconnaissance patrol. Sfc. Zabitosky's patrol was operating deep within enemy-controlled territory when they were attacked by a numerically superior North Vietnamese Army unit. Sfc. Zabitosky rallied his team members, deployed them into defensive positions, and, exposing himself to concentrated enemy automatic weapons fire, directed their return fire. Realizing the gravity of the situation, Sfc. Zabitosky ordered his patrol to move to a landing zone for helicopter extraction while he covered their withdrawal with rifle fire and grenades. Rejoining the patrol under increasing enemy pressure, he positioned each man in a tight perimeter defense and continually moved from man to man, encouraging them and controlling their defensive fire. Mainly due to his example, the outnumbered patrol maintained its precarious position until the arrival of tactical air support and a helicopter extraction team. As the rescue helicopters arrived, the determined North Vietnamese pressed their attack. Sfc. Zabitosky repeatedly exposed himself to their fire to adjust suppressive helicopter gunship fire around the landing zone. After boarding 1 of the rescue helicopters, he positioned himself in the door delivering fire on the enemy as the ship took off. The helicopter was engulfed in a hail of bullets and Sfc. Zabitosky was thrown from the craft as it spun out of control and crashed. Recovering consciousness, he ignored his extremely painful injuries and moved to the flaming wreckage. Heedless of the danger of exploding ordnance and fuel, he pulled the severely wounded pilot from the searing blaze and made repeated attempts to rescue his patrol members but was driven back by the intense heat. Despite his serious burns and crushed ribs, he carried and dragged the unconscious pilot through a curtain of enemy fire to within 10 feet of a hovering rescue helicopter before collapsing. Sfc. Zabitosky's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.
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1 posted on 08/25/2013 5:01:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska








REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD

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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)

2 posted on 08/25/2013 5:01:24 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
Aloha Night Owl! ((HUGS))
3 posted on 08/25/2013 5:02:05 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


4 posted on 08/25/2013 5:05:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha and good afternoon, Hawaii...((HUGS))

Nice weekend? The sun has been out and blue sky everywhere all day. A nice change of late.


5 posted on 08/25/2013 5:06:36 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! MSgt. Fred Zabitosky, USA, exemplifies the virtues most cherished by our Valiant Troops – physical Courage, unswerving Loyalty, and unasked-for Sacrifice for his Brothers! He enters our Hall of Heroes to resounding acclamation from all who dwell there!








"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)

6 posted on 08/25/2013 5:08:45 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: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



MSG George A. Bannar, Jr., USA
3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group
KIA Afghanistan 20 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"
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
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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!



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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)

7 posted on 08/25/2013 5:11:27 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

We are the land of the free because of the brave.


8 posted on 08/25/2013 5:22:00 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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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!



The Star Spangled Banner – Verse Four
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Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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"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 08/25/2013 5:22:32 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 evening, Mac...*HUGS*...are you back among the living? Ready to tackle Monday? Hope so.

Sunny and bright here. Took a thumb drive to one of my Mom’s friends and showed her how to use it. Something horrible took over her computer and the black screen said she had to pay $300 or she would be reported to the police. She called the police and was told it had to be a virus. So far she lost everything and now has a new laptop (Windows 8 is HORRIBLE!!!!) and IF her friend, who thinks he can rescue some of the stuff from her old hard drive, CAN rescue her pictures, at the very least she can immediately copy them to the thumb drive.


10 posted on 08/25/2013 5:23:20 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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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)

11 posted on 08/25/2013 5:26:08 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


12 posted on 08/25/2013 5:26:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


What’s At Stake?

August 27, 2013

To stake or not to stake? That’s the question Marilyn faced when she planted a tree sapling last summer. The salesman said, “Stake it for one year so it will be supported in strong winds. Then remove them so it can grow deep roots on its own.” But a neighbor told her, “Staking may cause more harm than good. The tree needs to start building strong roots right away, or it may never. Not staking is best for long-term health.”

We wonder about that question in relationships too. For instance, if someone has gotten himself into trouble, do we “stake him down” by rescuing him, or do we let the person “grow strong roots” on his own by allowing him to face the consequences of his choices? Obviously it depends on what seems best for the person’s long-term spiritual health. What does love do, and when does it do it? Proverbs 19 gives opposite thoughts: We are to have “pity” and lend our assistance (v.17), yet there are dangers in rescuing another because you might need to do it again (v.19). Providing the right help requires wisdom beyond our own.

God hasn’t left us on our own. He will give us the wisdom when we ask Him. And as we lean on Him, our own roots will grow deep in Him as well.

We lack wisdom, Lord, in many situations.
We know we’ll make mistakes, but teach us to
be dependent on You. Thank You that You will
be faithful. Grow our roots deep in You.
Real wisdom is looking at the world from God’s point of view.

Read: Proverbs 19:15-25

Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days. —Proverbs 19:20
Bible in a Year:
Psalm 119:89-176; 1 Corinthians 8


13 posted on 08/25/2013 5:28:56 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Back among the living, thanks. I was supposed to go out for dinner last evening with Mrs. MacNessa and my sister and BIL. Was feeling absolutely putrid and had to call and cancel less than two hours before our reservations. I felt like I was coming down with something - hit the sack at 4:00 p.m. and didn't get up until 8:00 this morning.

Feeling somewhat better today but still not back up to 100%. We spent most of the day visiting John-Man at school. They've made him a Platoon Sergeant - we're very happy with the way he has stepped up to the plate.



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)

14 posted on 08/25/2013 5:35:17 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: 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.

~ Hall of Heroes: Fred William Zabitosky ~

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15 posted on 08/25/2013 5:55:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

(((((HUGS)))))


16 posted on 08/25/2013 5:58:35 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

Rest In Peace our Heroes

Il Silenzio

Let Them In St. Peter

17 posted on 08/25/2013 6:04:13 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa

Woohoo! Please let him know how proud we are of him whenever the chance arrives.

So glad you slept...your body must have really needed it, and hopefully was able to stave off and repair whatever was trying to get you.


18 posted on 08/25/2013 6:04:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: left that other site
Good evening, ML!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening!



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)

19 posted on 08/25/2013 6:05:04 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; All






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

Brad Fletcher - To All Our Mothers Children

Due South - The Good Guys

Perry Nunley - When Freedom Rings



20 posted on 08/25/2013 6:06:08 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

RIP


21 posted on 08/25/2013 6:07:16 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Will do, Kathy! We have some pics which I'll get uploaded as soon as I can.



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)

22 posted on 08/25/2013 6:07:42 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


Honoring Our Fallen

23 posted on 08/25/2013 6:10:15 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

MSG George A Bannar, Jr USA
3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group


Amazing Grace

24 posted on 08/25/2013 6:14:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

Hi ConorMac!

The Biker Ministry which I’ve attended for the last 2 Sundays has appointed me the Music Director.

This should be interesting.


25 posted on 08/25/2013 6:18:28 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: Kathy in Alaska; All
Actually, I do have a couple ready - here's one:



John Man and 1st Sgt. Stringfellow - Commandant.



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)

26 posted on 08/25/2013 6:19:14 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; All
And another:


Proud Dad and John-Man



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)

27 posted on 08/25/2013 6:28:00 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: left that other site
Excellent, ML!

Just asking - what does the Biker Ministry do?

Whatever the answer, with you as Music Director I'm sure they'll give much Glory to God!



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)

28 posted on 08/25/2013 6:30:48 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: mountainlion
Good evening, mountainlion.

We are the land of the free because of the brave.

Something we must all remember!!

29 posted on 08/25/2013 6:40:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: BIGLOOK
Good evening, Biglook! It is some time since we have spoken. Are you still in Hawaii? I'd certainly like to chat with you on phone again, but I've lost your number.



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)

30 posted on 08/25/2013 7:02:47 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: All

31 posted on 08/25/2013 7:03:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Bride Of Old Sarge; StarCMC; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; AZamericonnie; laurenmarlowe; ...
Good Evening, Canteeners, Troops, and All the Ships at Sea!

Some heroic music from our golden age is needed here tonight, and I have just the selection:

The Sea Hawk - 1940 (Erich Wolfgang Korngold)

You CANNOT fail to have that feeling of rising to your feet and shouting "Hooray, the Hero has arrived!"

32 posted on 08/25/2013 7:04:00 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC

Thanks, galz, for another story of one of our American heroes...and one that died too soon! God rest his soul.


33 posted on 08/25/2013 7:05:20 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
Thanks, Mac, for the Missing Man Setting as we remember those who have given their all that we may gather safe and secure.
34 posted on 08/25/2013 7:08:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Old Sarge
"You CANNOT fail to have that feeling of rising to your feet and shouting 'Hooray, the Hero has arrived!'"

Of course, Old Sarge! I get that feeling every time you enter the Canteen!

Standing at Attention!



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)

35 posted on 08/25/2013 7:09:10 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
Aloha Doc!

On the phone right now but would like to talk o you. tell me good tme...on the QT.
36 posted on 08/25/2013 7:12:41 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Well, the owner of a local Biker Bar, Dave, had a dreadful accident, and has been in a coma ever since. A local Biker (who attended Knox Seminary) began a Prayer group for Dave behind the bar in an awning-covered deck. In the 81 weeks since the accident, the prayer group has turned into a “Biker Church” with Wonderful expository Bible preaching by Jerry, the Pastor.I started going there three weeks ago, because I felt I might fit in nicely with Bikers (most of whom feel the same way about politics as FReepers). The preaching and teaching are excellent, BUT there wasn’t any music. I mentioned that I play bass and sing, and two other guys play drums and guitar.
We had our first rehearsal today after the service, and played for THREE HOURS.

Afterwards, Jerry asked me to be the Music Director, so here we go! We will be playing next Sunday.

The attendance is between 20-40 people, and although most of the folks are SERIOUS Bikers, they are really on Fire for The Lord.

A lot of “outcasts” have come to the LORD in the short 81-week life of this ministry, and i am thrilled to be a part of it! :-)


37 posted on 08/25/2013 7:14:33 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: left that other site
That's fantastic, ML! What kind of music will you employ in your liturgies?



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)

38 posted on 08/25/2013 7:21:05 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

Mostly Country Gospel...Old School.

The First three Songs we have ready are Amazing Grace, Nothing But The Blood of Jesus, and Will the Circle be Unbroken.

I haven’t the heart to tell these fine Southern Boys I’m from BAWSTON! LOL!


39 posted on 08/25/2013 7:25:55 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: Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; HiJinx; SandRat; mylife; blackie; WakeUpAndVote; ...
Oh, and as an "Oops-I-Forgot-To-Mention" Department memo, here we go...

THE BRIDE'S BIRTHDAY WAS SATURDAY.

The Bride got lavished with attention, food, goodies, beach fun, and food. There was good company, food, adult beverages and handmade cake after a cast-iron-grilled feast.

Oh, and did I mention food?

I'm talking shrimp in cast-iron, sauteed veggies on cast iron, drumsticks deep-fried in cast-iron, and copious amounts of adult beverages of at least seven different kinds (but not in cast-iron).

The only problem was, the beach soiree saw every member of the party coming down with sun poisoning. We were a wretched band come the next morning. The worst ones were Jailbait and Sarge himself: Jailbait because of her half-Irish fair skin, and Sarge due to his running with Fearghus The Wonder Puppy up and down the beach.

Pics, if I can find them...

40 posted on 08/25/2013 7:26:18 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Old Sarge
Good evening, Sarge...((HUGS))...very nice, uplifting music.

"Hooray, the Hero has arrived!"

41 posted on 08/25/2013 7:31:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Chode

Good evening, Chode....thanks for helping honor SFC Fred Zabitosky.


42 posted on 08/25/2013 7:41:04 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: left that other site
Give it a few weeks, then break it to them gently! :)

I know it's not Country, but have you considered "Faith Of Our Fathers?" An old hymn of Irish origin.



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)

43 posted on 08/25/2013 7:41:31 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
most welcome... Prayers up for his soul
44 posted on 08/25/2013 7:42:12 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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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.


45 posted on 08/25/2013 7:46:03 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa

That’s a good One Too! (And since i am part irish...a Good Choice for Me!)

Also...How great Thou Art, The Old Rugged Cross, and What a Friend we have in Jesus.


46 posted on 08/25/2013 7:47:45 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

Looking good! Proud Dad, proud son!!

And congratulations on his leadership role.

Was it a family day, or can you visit any weekend?

He has no hair...LOL!


47 posted on 08/25/2013 7:52:42 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: left that other site
Certainly "How Great Thou Art" - I'm sure I've heard "The Old Rugged Cross" and "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" but I can't say they're in my active memory. So many hymns in our tradition - after thirty years of active choristing and cantoring I still encounter new music - not recently composed music, but new to me music from the established repertoire.



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)

48 posted on 08/25/2013 7:56:45 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: Kathy in Alaska
Today was Family Day - he has a short visit - I think next month - and a Thanksgiving Vacation. Graduates in December.



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)

49 posted on 08/25/2013 8:00:47 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

They are Country Gospel from The Rural South. I Believe Elvis recorded both of them at one time.

Both very gentle, sweet songs, but back when they were originally popular, were considered quite radical and wild for their time!

One of my all time favorites is “Holy, Holy, Holy”, beloved by both Catholics and Protestants and usually found on Page One of most old hymnals.


50 posted on 08/25/2013 8:04:39 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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