Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 4: The Legacy ~ December 23, 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 12/22/2013 5:00:59 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!
 
For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.
 
Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!
 
 
~ Hall of Heroes ~

Part 4:  The Legacy
All info and photos from
this website.

Link to Part One
Link to Part Two

Link to Part Three

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

THE AIRLIFT'S LEGACY
 


The most obvious result of this confrontation was the 40-year Cold War with the Soviet Union, which ebbed with the construction of the Berlin Wall, and the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts.  The US also forged a newfound friendship with Germany, its former foe, and established the Federal Republic of Germany as a result.  In addition, the North Atlantic Treaty organization (NATO) was formed as a result of the crisis. 

Less politically, our aircraft and airway system we enjoy today was developed and perfected as a result of the Berlin Airlift.  Ground Controlled Approach or GCA was greatly improved as a necessity for the aircraft to land in Berlin, and our air traffic control system is a direct development of that technology.  Loading procedures and maintenance procedures are greatly improved as a result, too.

More importantly, the Berlin Airlift demonstrated the military need for Air Transport in addition to Bombers and Fighters.  A result is the Air Mobility Command and aircraft like the C-141 Starlifter, the C-130 Hercules, the C-5 Galaxy, and our newest transport, the C-17 Globemaster III. 

All of these political and logistical ideas came as a result of the resolve of the US, Great Britain, France, and Germany to resist totalitarian tactics and wage a battle of air transport.  This battle saved over 2.5 million people without firing a single shot.  In a matter of fifteen months in 1948-49, world history was changed by the greatest humanitarian aviation event in history, the Berlin Airlift. 

MEMORIALS: The Airlift Memorial at Rhein Main Air Base, Frankfurt, and on Luftbruckenplatz at Tempelhf  Airport in Berlin.

Each prong represents one of the 3 air corridors used during "Operation Vittles", and the names of the US and British Airmen killed in the process are inscribed on the base of each.

31 Americans lost their lives during the Berlin Airlift, paying the ultimate price for the freedom of others.  Let that not be forgotten.

1st Lt George B. Smith
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

 

Captain James A. Vaughan
New Haven, Connecticut

 

Cpl Norbert H. Theis
Cunningham, Kansas

 


1st Lt Leland V. Williams
Abilene, Texas

 


1st Lt Eugene S. Erickson

Collinsville, Illinois

 


 

PFC Ronald E. Stone

 Mt. Sterling, Kentucky

 

Mr Karl V. Hagen
New York, New York

 

Sgt Richard Winter
Seattle, Washington

 

1st Lt Ralph H. Boyd
Fort Worth, Texas

 

1st Lt Charles H. King
Britton, South Dakota

 

Captain Billy E. Phelps
Long Beach, California

 

1st Lt Craig B. Ladd
Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

1st Lt Robert W. Stuber
Arlington, California

 

1st Lt Willis F. Hargis
Nacogdoches, Texas

 

TSgt Charles L. Putnam
Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Major Edwin C. Diltz
Fayetteville, Texas

 

TSgt Lloyd G. Wells
San Antonio, Texas

 

1st Lt Robert P. Weaver
Fort Wayne, Indiana

 

Captain Willian R. Howard
Gunnison, Mississippi

 

AD/3 Harry R. Crites, Jr.
Lafayette, Indiana

 

1st Lt Royce C. Stephens
San Antonio, Texas

 

Captain Joel M. DeVolentine
Miami, Florida

 

1st Lt Richard M. Wurgel
Union City, New Jersey

 

1st Lt Robert C. von Luehrte
Covington, Kentucky

 

1st Lt William T. Lucas
Wilson, North Carolina

 

1st Lt Lowell A. Wheaton, Jr.
Corpus Christi, Texas

 

2nd Lt Donald J. Leemon
Green Bay, Wisconsin

 

PFC Johnny T. Orms
Rhein-Main Air Base

 

Captain William A. Rathgeber
Portland, Oregon

 

TSgt Herbert F. Heinig
Fort Wayne, Indiana

 

 

Sgt Bernard J. Watkins
Lafayette, Indiana

 

 

 

Please remember the Canteen is here to honor, support and entertain our troops and their families.  This is a politics-free zone!  Thanks for helping us in our mission!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Free Republic
KEYWORDS: berlinairlift; canteen; military; troopsupport
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-116 next last

1 posted on 12/22/2013 5:00:59 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



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 12/22/2013 5:04:42 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.

~ The Berlin Airlift Part 4: The Legacy ~

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

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

CLICK HERE TO FIND LATEST THREADS



CLICK FOR Current local times around the world

CLICK FOR local times in Seoul, Baghdad, Kabul,
New York, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Anchorage


To every service man or woman reading this thread.
Thank You for your service to our country.
No matter where you are stationed,
No matter what your job description
Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.

To our military readers, we remain steadfast
in keeping the Canteen doors open.

The FR Canteen is Free Republic's longest running daily thread
specifically designed to provide entertainment and moral support for the military.

The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afghanistan.

We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.



NOTE: CANTEEN MUSIC
Posted daily and on the Music Thread
for the enjoyment of our troops and visitors.


3 posted on 12/22/2013 5:05:20 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa; The Mayor; SandRat; BIGLOOK; mountainlion; HiJinx; Publius; laplata; Jet Jaguar; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


4 posted on 12/22/2013 5:06:54 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


5 posted on 12/22/2013 5:08:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: All



6 posted on 12/22/2013 5:10:36 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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! The intrepid pilots, mechanics and staff who stood against the Soviets to hold the City of Berlin over 65 years ago are most deserving of admission to our Hall of Heroes!






"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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

7 posted on 12/22/2013 5:15:13 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: All


Kate Smith ~ God Bless America


8 posted on 12/22/2013 5:17:55 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

Bump


9 posted on 12/22/2013 5:19:31 PM PST by Monkey Face (Duct tape can't fix stupid, but it can sure muffle the sound!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: All

10 posted on 12/22/2013 5:19:44 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...hope you are feeling better today.

A warm day for you?

Gentle snow has been falling off and on all day...just started again.


11 posted on 12/22/2013 5:36:03 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska; Fawnn; MoJo2001; Soaring Feather; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; MikeWUSAF; ...
Air Force Bump


12 posted on 12/22/2013 5:38:26 PM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

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


God With Us

December 23, 2013

Read: Matthew 1:18-25

Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, “God with us.” —Matthew 1:23
Bible in a Year:
Nahum 1-3; Revelation 14

His presence in the room was obvious. Everyone else was dressed rather formally. He had on a pair of jeans, a T-shirt, and a weathered baseball cap. I couldn’t help but notice him as I addressed students that day in a seminary chapel in Bucharest, Romania. I have no idea why he didn’t conform to the norms of seminary attire, but I do remember his name.

At the close of the meeting he came up to introduce himself. When I asked him his name, he answered, “Immanuel.” I was surprised by his answer and asked if he knew what that meant; he unashamedly replied, “Yes—‘God with us!’”

I’ve often thought about that young man and how he stood out in the crowd. Just as Jesus came to bring the presence of God into our world—“Immanuel . . . God with us” (Matt. 1:23)—so too we are called to bring His presence into our world. Jesus made that clear when He said, “As the Father has sent Me, I also send you” (John 20:21).

This Christmas, we can give the gift of God’s likeness through us. When our lives reflect the God who lives in us, we can be different from the world, and that difference can bless others with the transforming presence of His love and grace.

The gift of God’s presence through you is your gift to the world.



13 posted on 12/22/2013 5:38:51 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Monkey Face

Good evening, Monkey Face....thanks for the bump.

Merry Christmas to you.


14 posted on 12/22/2013 5:39:14 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska
I'm feeling better today, thanks very much! It's amazing what twelve hours of sleep will do for you.

We were briefly above 70 yesterday and the temp has slowly dropped to 62 at this hour . It was cooler this afternoon after some rain - down in the high 50's, but the humidity is very high. We actually had to turn on the A/C this afternoon. At the moment the inside temp in Castle MacNessa is 75 F - I have a fan running. The warmth is supposed to continue tomorrow and we're expected to drop into the low 30's tomorrow evening.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

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

15 posted on 12/22/2013 5:48:18 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: darkwing104

Good evening, darkwing....and you really have dark wings now.

All ready for Christmas?


16 posted on 12/22/2013 5:52:23 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

I am into WWII for whatever reason...perhaps because I spent two years in Germany as a military wife in the late ‘60’s. The Berlin Airlift is a part of the history of the country and the US Military that I had never considered, even though I had “heard of it.”

Thanks for posting it! I appreciate it very much! Especially at this Giving Time of year.

:o])


17 posted on 12/22/2013 5:53:30 PM PST by Monkey Face (Duct tape can't fix stupid, but it can sure muffle the sound!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...
To Tantalize for Christmas

Rustic Cherry Berry Pie Pops

Ingredients:

1 (14.1-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts)

FILLING:
2 cups frozen cherries
2 cups frozen mixed berries
1/2 cup Ocean Spray® Cran•Cherry® Cherry Cranberry Juice Drink
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

12 oven-proof lollipop sticks, cut in half
1 egg white, beaten
Colored sugars, optional

Directions:

Let crusts stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before unrolling. Unroll on lightly floured surface. Roll crusts lightly with rolling pin to even out surfaces.

Using a 2 ¼-inch cookie cutter or glass, cut out about 12 circles from each pastry sheet (24 total circles). Place 12 pie pop circles on parchment lined cookie sheets; set aside remaining 12.

Press one lollipop stick in the center of each of the the 12 circles on the parchment lined sheets; set aside.

Heat oven to 375°F.

While oven is heating, combine all filling ingredients in a 2-quart saucepan. Mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until mixture just comes to a boil and thickens slightly (8 to 9 minutes). Remove from heat; cool.

Place about 1 heaping teaspoon of filling on the 12 pastry circles with the sticks, being careful not to get filling on edges.

Top each filled circle with remaining pastry circles. Using another lollipop stick, press edges of circles to seal.

Place pie pops on parchment lined cookie sheets. Brush each pie pop with beaten egg white. If desired, sprinkle each pie pop with colored sugars.

Bake until very lightly browned (13 to 15 minutes). Let pie pops cool completely. If desired, wrap each pie pop with plastic and tie with a ribbon.

Makes 24 pie pops.

18 posted on 12/22/2013 5:57:47 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

19 posted on 12/22/2013 6:03:48 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska
All ready for Christmas?

Just staying home and enjoying my Christmas with family and newly adopted Kitties.

Have a Merry Christmas.


20 posted on 12/22/2013 6:06:31 PM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Monkey Face

So glad you enjoyed the series.

We remind ourselves of this great accomplishment by our military each year.

We thank you and your family for your service to our country.


21 posted on 12/22/2013 6:12:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: darkwing104
Good evening, Dangerous One!

Kudos to USAF for their first great victory! Just one of many to come!

The USAF assumed its status as an equal branch with the Army and Navy on 16 September 1947 - when I was a squalling one-day old infant.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

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 12/22/2013 6:18:14 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

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
(Click)


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)

23 posted on 12/22/2013 6:21:12 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa
Merry Christmas Conor!


24 posted on 12/22/2013 6:21:43 PM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Monkey Face
 photo PlanesatTemplehof_Berlin_FM_zpsd8178ca6.png Tempelhoff airport, Berlin 1945. Not a very good picture.
25 posted on 12/22/2013 6:26:02 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Monkey Face
 photo LutftanzaGermanPlaneatTemplehofAirport_zps7cb830ff.png This one is a little better. Also at Templehoff, 1945
26 posted on 12/22/2013 6:28:38 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: The Mayor

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

Got the water out of your basement?


27 posted on 12/22/2013 6:34:53 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

28 posted on 12/22/2013 6:36:29 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

Yes now to suck up the water in the carpets and blow them for a couple days with carpet fans. Such a mess again.


29 posted on 12/22/2013 6:55:00 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: SandRat

Mmmmm...sound good and easy!


30 posted on 12/22/2013 6:55:29 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa

Weather has been a roller coaster this year....very strange, but gorebull warming it is NOT!

12 hours sleep...wouldn’t know what that feels like. I did get 6 straight, which is VERY good for me.


31 posted on 12/22/2013 6:57:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: SandRat

Love your “Christmas” tree.

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...Christmas projects finished?


32 posted on 12/22/2013 7:02:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

Have Fun Luv.


33 posted on 12/22/2013 7:03:54 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: SandRat

Love your “Christmas” tree.

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...Christmas projects finished?


34 posted on 12/22/2013 7:05:46 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska
Just had to shut down and reboot - I was sending an email to A&E when my system crashed. I blame GLAAD, the LGBT Alliance, NAMBLA and all the other perverts who are undermining the pillars of our culture and social order!

One thing that dismays me is the sibling entities that I will have to boycott as well - Military History, among others!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

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 12/22/2013 7:07:00 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

Good Evening, Kathy....((HUGS))....no the Table and Chairs won’t be finnished until after New Years.

Need some MIG & TIG Welding done.


36 posted on 12/22/2013 7:07:37 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa

You are so right on who to blame....they stamp their feet and so many kowtow. Sickening!!

I did read that other channels are clamoring to sign them.

A&E wanted them to be laughed AT, not WITH. Surprise, surprise...family values “sell”.


37 posted on 12/22/2013 7:12:12 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!


TATTOO
(Click)


Must retire for the evening -

For Every Morn' Brings Forth A Noble Chance,
And Every Chance Demands A Noble Knight!

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

Soldiers of the Greatest Generation
Stand The Watch Tonight!



Standing With Them:
Gen. Anthony "Nuts" McAuliffe



Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe, USA
WWI, WWII, Korea

22 December 1944, Bastogne, Belgium - B. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe, Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division, Delivers his eloquent response to a German surrender offer:

"NUTS"

TAPS
U.S. Marine Band
(Click)


"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 12/22/2013 7:14:15 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: darkwing104

Kitties are always lots of fun. Enjoy!


39 posted on 12/22/2013 7:19:51 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska
I will post pictures when I can them to stay still


40 posted on 12/22/2013 7:27:44 PM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Monkey Face

I wonder if I am making a small faux pas in posting these old WWII pictures I selected you since you mentiond your interest in WWII and it also involved Templehoff which is where the planes flew into during the airlift.

If so let me know and I will cease posting them. I had thought them interesting tho I personally had little to do with saving these old photos.

I broke up with my girl friend 1n 1969 and went to the draft board and asked to be drafted. I was a two sport letterman at Troy University and in great health but they turned my down as I was hard of hearing. So I never got into the military and in a way I was relieved, but again I had several friends bring back some neat stuff from SVN. I also had a class mate, not a close friend but we knew each other well, come back in a casket. I also had a first cousin come back that way.

I have always admired the military even if they would not take me. If you don’t want the pictures it will only hurt my feelings a tiny bit.


41 posted on 12/22/2013 7:29:00 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

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.
42 posted on 12/22/2013 7:44:04 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: darkwing104

Sitting still? That will be a tough one. d:o)


43 posted on 12/22/2013 7:46:31 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: yarddog

Thanks, yarddog, for more great pictures.


44 posted on 12/22/2013 7:50:54 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC
Great thread about a monumental rescue of a starving
people. Only American (and allied) troops would be so
compassionate to the enemy!

Thanks, Galz, and

45 posted on 12/22/2013 8:00:41 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks Kathy. When I was a kid, I played Army all the time and really did want to be in. My Father used to tell us three boys all kinds of interesting tales of the great WWII. He was not an especial hero but he did his duty and reading their Battalion History, the whole battalian deserved honors. They were brave men doing their duty while being shot at.

I still am amazed by how fast they got things done. They would build a railroad tressle over a river in only a few days using only one or two of their companies.


46 posted on 12/22/2013 8:00:42 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa

Nite, Conor! (((hugs)))


47 posted on 12/22/2013 8:03:12 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

Now?


48 posted on 12/22/2013 8:24:58 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

Now?


49 posted on 12/22/2013 8:25:11 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

Now? FinallY?


50 posted on 12/22/2013 8:25:30 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-116 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson