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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Rick Rescorla ~ September 16, 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 09/15/2013 5:00:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

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~ Hall of Heroes ~


Info and some photos from WeWereSoldiers.net.

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During combat in Vietnam, Lt. Rick Rescorla would sing to his troops to keep their spirits high while under fire. As head of security for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in New York, Rescorla used the same tactics to calm co-workers as he led them from their offices during the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Rescorla survived battlefields in Southwest Asia, but he apparently was not so fortunate Sept. 11. Currently on the missing list, Rescorla was last seen in a 10th-floor staircase. He is credited with saving 3,800 colleagues, while sacrificing himself.

Rescorla is a featured character in "We Were Soldiers Once … And Young," a factual account of combat in Vietnam’s Ia Drang Valley. Written by Army Gen. Hal Moore and reporter Joe Galloway, the book is considered required reading among Army officers. Since the book was first published in 1996, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service has sold 47,000 copies, with more than 3,200 sold in the last year alone. The book was made into a Mel Gibson movie that is due out next spring.

"He was on the cover of the book," Galloway said, recalling the photo of Rescorla as a battle-weary lieutenant preparing for a bayonet charge with his M-16 rifle. Rescorla, 62, took charge during the terrorist attack on his building, just as if he was again in combat, Galloway said during a telephone interview from his home in Washington, D.C. "No one would have expected anything less of him," Galloway said. Rescorla was in his office on the 44th floor at 8:48 a.m., when the first plane struck the neighboring tower. At 9:10 a.m., a plane hit the second building where Morgan Stanley, an international financial services firm, had offices between the 43rd and 66th floors. Survivors said Rescorla grabbed a bullhorn and cleared out 3,800 workers from 20 floors. When newspapers published accounts of Rescorla’s calming office workers with his songs, Galloway remembered Rescorla singing Welsh mining songs during combat in Vietnam. Comrades who served with Rescorla said he would sing and tell jokes to motivate troops. "He was doing what he always did, singing to them," Galloway said. "Just as he did in battle."

In 1993, when terrorists bombed the World Trade Center, Rescorla also headed the evacuation. To get the crowd’s attention during that attack, he mooned them, Galloway said. "He was a genuine hero then," Galloway said. According to a press account, Morgan Stanley employee Bob Sloss last saw Rescorla in a 10th floor stairwell, calming the fleeing mob of office workers. "Rick was down toward the base trying to make sure people got down and out," Sloss was quoted in the report. "He was definitely there well after it had been established that the building was in trouble."

Born in Hayle, England, in 1939, Rescorla joined the U.S. Army in the 1960s and went to Vietnam as a platoon leader with the B Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry. In November 1965, his unit plunged into a battle at Landing Zone X-Ray, at the base of the Chu Pong, a 2,400-foot mountain in the Ia Drang Valley. He later survived a North Vietnamese ambush at nearby Landing Zone Albany that claimed the lives of 151 men in his unit. In the book, Rescorla played a significant part in repelling the enemy when they outnumbered his unit. Moore, the officer who led the battle at Landing Zone X-Ray, and Galloway, a UPI reporter who covered it, painted Rescorla as a likeable character, who was a skilled leader under fire. "Gen. Moore said he was the finest platoon leader in the Army," Galloway recalled.

After the war, Rescorla went to Oklahoma University on the G.I. bill, and later earned a master’s degree and a law degree. In 1989, he retired as a colonel in the Army Reserve. For the past 18 years, he had worked in security management for Morgan Stanley. During a televised celebrity fund-raiser following the attacks, Robin Williams told the nation of Rescorla’s heroism, Galloway said. Galloway said he will no doubt have Rescorla on his mind Nov. 16, as he speaks to members of the 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry during the unit’s annual ball in Schweinfurt, Germany. "If you can go to the grave knowing you helped save people, it seems to be a life well-lived," Galloway said. "He died as he lived, a great soldier."

Rick Scavetta
Stars and Stripes
 

More reading...it's well worth your time to click these links and remember a true modern day hero.  One of the sites records how many times people have remembered a hero by adding a flower at the bottom of the page for each visitor.  Please click through to find out which one it is!

 Rick Rescorla.com

 Rick Rescorla "Follow Me" Statue Unveiling

  Presidential Medal of Freedom

 Rick Rescorla: American Hero

 Blackfive: Rick Rescorla: Someone You Should Know

 Rick Rescorla: Cornish Hero

 LZXray.com: American Soldier

 We Were Soldiers Once And Young

 TapsBugler: From Vietnam to the World Trade Center

 9-11 Heroes Page

 Armchair General: Rick Rescorla forum thread

 

Thank you for your help, Aloha Ronnie!

Prayers going up for the family and friends of Rick Rescorla. 
May God bless you and give you comfort and peace. 
Rick was truly a hero. 


 

A hero is someone who has given his or herself to something bigger than oneself.
-Joseph Campbell

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
-Bob Dylan (!)

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1 posted on 09/15/2013 5:00:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: StarCMC; ALOHA RONNIE; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
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 09/15/2013 5:06:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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3 posted on 09/15/2013 5:06:54 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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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

FReeper musical artists. Let me know if you have a submission.



4 posted on 09/15/2013 5:11:50 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

RIP Rick Rescorla, a true hero of 9/11/01.


5 posted on 09/15/2013 5:12:33 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: The Mayor; ConorMacNessa; SandRat; mountainlion; BIGLOOK; laplata; HiJinx; Publius; TMSuchman; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


6 posted on 09/15/2013 5:12:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
In first....ms b grabs the gold!!


7 posted on 09/15/2013 5:14:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Heroes Defending the Country & the Constitution.
8 posted on 09/15/2013 5:16:54 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AZamericonnie
And in second....Connie snags the silver!!


9 posted on 09/15/2013 5:16:56 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

((((HUGS))))


10 posted on 09/15/2013 5:17:20 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: ALOHA RONNIE

Ping.


11 posted on 09/15/2013 5:23:21 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

wh00p wh00p!!
*evil grin*


12 posted on 09/15/2013 5:24:02 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
From the National Infantry Museum, Lt. Rescorla:


13 posted on 09/15/2013 5:28:01 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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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! Col. Rick Rescorla, 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)

14 posted on 09/15/2013 5:32:04 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
A little memento...


...and its delivery

Enjoy!

15 posted on 09/15/2013 5:32:10 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (Here's a big "Howdy!" to all the guys at NSA!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


God’s Will

September 16, 2013

We’re often looking for God’s will—especially when we’re in a difficult situation. We wonder, What will happen to me here? Should I stay or does God want me somewhere else? The only way to know for sure is to do what He asks you to do right now—the duty of the present moment—and wait for God to reveal the next step.

As you obey what you know, you will be strengthened to take the next step and the next. Step by step, one step at a time. That’s how we learn to walk with God.

But you say, “Suppose I take the first step. What will happen next?” That’s God’s business. Your task and mine is to obey this day and leave the future to Him. The psalmist says our steps are “ordered by the Lord” (37:23). This day’s direction is all we need. Tomorrow’s instruction is of no use to us at all. George MacDonald said, “We do not understand the next page of God’s lesson book; we see only the one before us. Nor shall we be allowed to turn the leaf until we have learned its lesson.”

If we concern ourselves with God’s will and obey each day the directions and warnings He gives, if we walk by faith and step out in the path of obedience, we will find that God will lead us through this day. As Jesus put it, “Tomorrow will worry about its own things” (Matt. 6:34).

God knows each winding way I take,
And every sorrow, pain, and ache;
His children He will not forsake—
He knows and loves His own. —Bosch
Blessed is the person who finds out which way God is moving and then goes in that direction.

Read: Psalm 37:23-40

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. —Psalm 37:23
Bible in a Year:
Proverbs 25-26; 2 Corinthians 9


16 posted on 09/15/2013 5:41:16 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: jocon307
And rounding out the top three....jocon!!


17 posted on 09/15/2013 5:49:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!



Missing Man Setting

"The Empty Chair"

By Captain Carroll "Lex" Lefon, USN (RET), on December 21st, 2004

"In the wardroom onboard the aircraft carrier from which I recently debarked was a small, round table, with single chair. No one ever sat there, and the reasons, both for the table being there, and for the fact that the chair was always empty, will tell the reader a little bit about who we are as a culture. The wardroom, of course, is where the officers will dine; morning, noon and evening. It is not only a place to eat – it is also a kind of oasis from the sometimes dreary, often difficult exigencies of the service. A place of social discourse, of momentary relief from the burdens of the day. The only things explicitly forbidden by inviolable tradition in the wardroom are the wearing of a cover or sword by an officer not actually on watch, or conversation which touches upon politics or religion. But aboard ships which observe the custom, another implicit taboo concerns the empty chair: No matter how crowded the room, no matter who is waiting to be seated, that chair is never moved, never taken.

The table is by the main entrance to the wardroom. You will see it when you enter, and you will see it when you leave. It draws your eyes because it is meant to. And because it draws your eyes it draws your thoughts. And though it will be there every day for as long as you are at sea, you will look at it every time and your eyes will momentarily grow distant as you think for a moment. As you quietly give thanks.

AS YOU REMEMBER.

The small, round table is covered with a gold linen tablecloth. A single place setting rests there, of fine bone china. A wineglass stands upon the table, inverted, empty. On the dinner plate is a pinch of salt. On the bread plate is a slice of lemon. Besides the plate lies a bible. There is a small vase with a single red rose upon the table. Around the vase is wound a yellow ribbon. There is the empty chair.

We will remember because over the course of our careers, we will have had the opportunity to enjoy many a formal evening of dinner and dancing in the fine company of those with whom we have the honor to serve, and their lovely ladies. And as the night wears on, our faces will in time become flushed with pleasure of each other’s company, with the exertions on the dance floor, with the effects of our libations. But while the feast is still at its best, order will be called to the room – we will be asked to raise our glasses to the empty table, and we will be asked to remember:

The table is round to show our everlasting concern for those who are missing. The single setting reminds us that every one of them went to their fates alone, that every life was unique.

The tablecloth is gold symbolizing the purity of their motives when they answered the call to duty.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and their loved ones who kept the faith.

The yellow ribbon around the vase symbolizes our continued determination to remember them.

The slice of lemon reminds us of the bitterness of their fate.
The salt symbolizes the tears shed by those who loved them.
The bible represents the faith that sustained them.
The glass is inverted — they cannot share in the toast.
The chair is empty — they are not here. They are missing.

And we will remember, and we will raise our glasses to those who went before us, and who gave all that they had for us. And a part of the flush in our faces will pale as we remember that nothing worth having ever came without a cost. We will remember that many of our brothers and sisters have paid that cost in blood. We will remember that the reckoning is not over.

We many of us will settle with our families into our holiday season, our Christmas season for those who celebrate it, content in our fortune and prosperity. We will meet old friends with smiles and laughter. We will meet our members of our family with hugs. We will eat well, and exchange gifts and raise our glasses to the year passed in gratitude, and to the year to come with hope. We will sleep the sleep of the protected, secure in our homes, secure in our homeland.

But for many families, there will be an empty chair at the table this year. A place that is not filled.

WE SHOULD REMEMBER."

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)

18 posted on 09/15/2013 5:52:59 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: MS.BEHAVIN

Good evening, ms b...((HUGS))...how is Mr B doing? Better I hope.

How is your weather? We have had 2 sunny days in a row.


19 posted on 09/15/2013 5:58:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


20 posted on 09/15/2013 5:59:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

*HUG*
Good evening, Ma.

Mr B is feeling much better, thank you!
Hopefully this new regimen he is on will KEEP him feeling that way.

The weather was sunny, breezy and in the low 70s today.
Perfect Fall weather!


21 posted on 09/15/2013 6:01:36 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC

Thanks, Galz, for this story of a double hero! Military and civilian! It would be wonderful if he were found....but probably won’t happen! God bless him, wherever he is!


22 posted on 09/15/2013 6:22:33 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: AZamericonnie

Good evening, Connie, and thanks for the tributes to our troops.

Did your weekend go well? Shopping?

Yesterday we either tied or passed the record for straight days of rain....today is dry so far, and sunny!!


23 posted on 09/15/2013 6:32:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: jocon307

Good evening, jocon....he was indeed a hero on 9/11/01. He helped many to get out in time, at the cost of his own life.


24 posted on 09/15/2013 7:07:03 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...Rick Rescorla was indeed a defender.

Are you and Zeus still batching it? Did you get mugged?


25 posted on 09/15/2013 7:20:21 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good evening, Kathy...((HUGS))

MrsSR is back home now. No muggings today.

“A two year old received a tea set for her birthday and it became her favorite thing.

When left for a few days to take care of her sick sister, the little girl took to serving her daddy a cup of tea (really just water). He sipped it telling her how it was.

This went on several times a day until mom returned. Mom listened as daddy told how sweet it was as he sipped his daughter's tez.

“Did it ever occur to you”. she said, “that the only place a toddler could reach to get water is the toilet?”

26 posted on 09/15/2013 7:39:02 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: All

27 posted on 09/15/2013 7:49:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...how was the Biker Ministry?

You and Lynn-Dah get out and about today? A nice ride? A walk?


28 posted on 09/15/2013 7:52:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: frankenMonkey

Welcome to the Canteen, frankenMonkey...

Thanks for the wonderful momento...well deserved!!


29 posted on 09/15/2013 8:25:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: DuncanWaring

Good evening, DuncanWaring, and thanks for sharing this “statue” of Lt Rescorla.


30 posted on 09/15/2013 8:31:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...hope you had a good weekend.

Did you sing in the choir?

The sun was out, so I took my Mom out to the cemetery for the first time. We had to get our Annual Passes....I had to get her and bring her in at the front gate for pictures and fingerprints.

31 posted on 09/15/2013 8:47:47 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Good job! Any time to relax today?


32 posted on 09/15/2013 9:03:02 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa; AZamericonnie; SandRat; mylife; MS.BEHAVIN; HiJinx; left that other site; LUV W; ...
The sun was out today, so I took my Mom out to the cemetery. Veterans Affairs called a couple weeks ago
to say my Dad's headstone was in place. We tried last weekend, but bad weather kept us at home.

If she wants to get physically close to it, she will need to wait til both my brother and I can help her.
I could never get her and her wheelchair over the grass. I took pictures and showed her.

And his fellow patriots...front row, second from the left.


33 posted on 09/15/2013 9:07:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

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

Hope you had a nice weekend.


34 posted on 09/15/2013 9:12:51 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Beautiful resting place for your Dad, Ma.
Ya done good!


35 posted on 09/15/2013 9:14:23 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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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.
36 posted on 09/15/2013 9:14:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Very Nice. Be calm about getting your mother over there. She may not want to be there yet.


37 posted on 09/15/2013 9:14:35 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Yes, it was a quiet day.
I went to visit my SIL who is doing much better.
Took care of some laundry and grilled ribs for supper.

I have a lousy headache, so I’m gonna hit the hay.
Good night Ma and gang!
*SMOOCHES*


38 posted on 09/15/2013 9:17:15 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Looks good Ma.


39 posted on 09/15/2013 9:19:34 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: eyedigress

Thanks...when I told her I couldn’t get the wheelchair over there, the look on her face said that she wasn’t ready. She’s been pushing to go, but she is not ready. (The grass/ground is not level and if she goes down, I can’t get her up by myself. Major knee issues.)

And for the first time I saw a couple tears. She asked if I felt him there. I did feel that he was at peace, but she feels him at home all the time. I blew up a Christmas picture from a few years ago and it sits on her desk. She talks to him all the time and see changes in his smile. Another picture and some of his ashes are on the mantle....

I took more pictures, showed them to her and she said she wasn’t ready to let go. Maybe getting closer to his headstone would do that. You are right...she is NOT ready, but she got to see where he is, and where she will join him some day.

As we drove slowly back thru the cemetery, finding our bearings on the map, she said.....”I’m ready anytime. Things that have been bothering me have been resolved”. (I think having all the siblings here, all the talking and chatting, etc., everyone speaking to everyone else, has given her that peace.)

She’s not in any way giving up, but she is at peace.


40 posted on 09/15/2013 9:31:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Woohoo! Glad he is doing better.

Glad you had a beautiful day. So did I.


41 posted on 09/15/2013 9:31:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Oh no.....poor Daddy!


42 posted on 09/15/2013 9:33:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Good night and rest well, ms b...*HUGS*
Thanks for all you do for our troops.

Get rid of that headache!
Glad you were able to visit with your SIL and that she is doing better. Prayers continue.


43 posted on 09/15/2013 9:37:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures with us. I know
your mom was glad to see them...sorry that the wheelchair
couldn’t make it across the grass.

God rest the soul of your wonderful dad.


44 posted on 09/15/2013 9:38:18 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: Kathy in Alaska

Depending on the design of your Mom’s wheelchair, you may be able to get it fitted with all terrain wheels. On some chairs, it can be quick and easy to switch wheels.


45 posted on 09/15/2013 9:41:06 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: LUV W; BykrBayb

eyedigress was right...she is not ready.

After the first pictures I went back to the car and showed them to her and told her I couldn’t get the wheelchair across the grass. She said that it was ok, and then she said, “I’m not ready to let go”. I think she thinks if she gets too close, that she will be letting go. So for now, all is well. We will wait.


46 posted on 09/15/2013 9:57:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BykrBayb

Thanks for the suggestion, BB...


47 posted on 09/15/2013 10:03:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Old China Hand

48 posted on 09/15/2013 11:16:28 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: BIGLOOK

Thanks, Hawaii....seeing him with all the other patriots made me feel good.

Hope all is well with you and yours. ((HUGS))


49 posted on 09/15/2013 11:18:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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50 posted on 09/16/2013 12:38:46 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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