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USO Canteen FReeper Style...Salutes One of Our Own....June 25,2002
FRiends of the USO Canteen FReeper Style and Snow Bunny

Posted on 06/25/2002 2:31:57 AM PDT by Snow Bunny


Today at the USO Canteen FReeper Style is a very special day. We have all heard that once a Marine always a Marine and that is more true than naught.

There is no finer example of a Marine and a FReeper than LadyX . Her travels in life and into the lives of others has been numerous. Today join us in celebrating LadyX and her 50 years as a Marine.

Many of you have written to me of your appreciation for knowing LadyX and how today marks 50 years since she became a Marine. This is surprise to LadyX and OUR thank to you LadyX, for serving our country and for being a wonderful FReeper and friend.

Her service was during the Korean Conflict in the United States Marine Corps, instructing Women Marine recruits in classroom subjects, and later as a military wife.

With the Marine Corps at its greatest buildup then, for Korean combat, Women Marines freed men for their primary role - to protect our Republic and its ideals.


This is one of my favorite posts that LadyX made.
I saved it and cherish her words.

.......“We are so blessed to live in a country that demands freedoms for its citizens, allowing us opportunities for some lightness in our lives - many of the world's nations struggle for enough food to exist another day. Our military defends our freedoms and tries to ensure it for others.

The steadily eroding breakdowns in our government system and in the morality of so many of its citizens are appalling - but we CANNOT BE DETERRED in the onward march.

Think back to the First Patriots and how THEY had to struggle so that our America could be independent from England!

Small groups of citizens, often on foot and armed and clothed at their own expense, providing their own sustenance, was our 'army.'

It is by God's grace that enough selfless men were able to band together and prevail with their 'revolutionary' beliefs so that we HAVE our American Flag to celebrate this day.

Although America gave itself a Black Mark during the Nam Years, literally spitting on men and women who offered their very lives to slow the spread of communism throughout Asia - the beginning of a "ME - ME - ME" Generational Mentality at home - the spirit of true America has reemerged.

The wounds from home were greater than any sustained in the war, and still hurt to this day.

May it ever be so that we always REMEMBER OUR MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN with respect and appreciation, and honor them.

Those of us here WILL NEVER FORGET THE COST OF FREEDOM.”.......

LadyX the summer of 1951 (on the left - age 17) with her best friend on the beach in Florida,her home state.

Teaching school....

LadyX returning to Parris Island in 2002 - 50 years after entering the U.S. Marine Corps in 1952.

During the time she instructed Women Recruits in Classoom Subjects during the Korean Conflict, it was during the greatest buildup in Corps history.

The replica of the Iwo Jima Monument on the Parade Deck behind me was dedicated in August of '52.


LadyX returning to Parris Island in 2002 - 50 years after entering the U.S. Marine Corps in 1952.

With her son also a FReeper, MedProf who is serving in Civil Affairs Unit

LadyX’s Grandson….B.J. serving now in the USAF, and his precious family....






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1 posted on 06/25/2002 2:31:58 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: DoughtyOne; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A Navy Vet

2 posted on 06/25/2002 2:32:44 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: *USO Canteen; archy; Alamo-Girl; Angelwood; AntiJen; abner; at bay; A Navy Vet; ...
Welcome to the FReeper USO Canteen.

Thank you all for your wonderful support of our Veterans and our troops serving now and their families.

God bless you all and your loved ones.

3 posted on 06/25/2002 2:39:30 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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On behalf of TF Rakkasan and myself let me thank you for your letter, your kind thoughts and most important you support. Your desire to send care packages to the soldiers of TF Rakkasan is wonderful in itself. We are lucky here because we have had the support of you great Americans every since we got here. As for the packages we will be deploying home soon after 7 months and I am afraid your packages would get lost in the system somewhere, but please know your letter and thoughts are more important to us than a package and for that we can't thank you enough!

Sincerely,
R. Herman
TASK FORCE RAKKASAN

Address:
SGM R A Herman
TF Rakkasan
HHC 3Bde
APO AE 09355

The receptionist at SAMWolf’s office has a Marine friend of hers that could use some morale building.
He's at Camp LeJeune right now waiting for a training deployment to a ship.
He's 29 has 2 daughters under age 3 and is missing his family.
SAMWolf told her he would pass the Marines’ name and address onto the Canteen.

His current snail mail address is:
Cpl Berger, Charles W.
II MEF MARFOR UNITAS
RECON DET
Bldg 10, Wing 3
PSC 20164
Camp LeJeune, NC 28542-0164
His email is:
charlesberger@hotmail.com

The USS George Washington carrier battle group left NAS Norfolk today for their 6 month .The USS George Washington has about 7,500 sailors and Marines with the carrier and its battle group left to head overseas and likely into combat. The Navy will not disclose the ships's destination.
Prayers for ALL our Troops

The USS McCampbell will be commissioned in August.
USS McCampbell (DDG 85)
FPO AP 96672-1275


4 posted on 06/25/2002 2:44:10 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Snow Bunny; All; SpookBrat; SassyMom; MistyCA; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; ClaraSuzanne; ...
Mornin' All !
5 posted on 06/25/2002 3:06:35 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: Snow Bunny
Wow, Snow Bunny! It's a Red Letter day! I'm the first comment
(other than yours, of course) on the thread!

6 posted on 06/25/2002 3:08:32 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: Snow Bunny; MeeknMing
Good Morning, you two. My undying gratitude to (the very attractive) LadyX for her service and to all you wonderful men and women in our armed services. The price you pay to keep us free is deeply appreciated. Richard, what are you doing up at this ungodly hour?
7 posted on 06/25/2002 3:10:56 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Snow Bunny
Good Tuesday Morning USO Canteen

8 posted on 06/25/2002 3:17:57 AM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: LadyX
I can't think of a better person to salute today than you, my dear friend. I have always admired your dedication and patriotism.

From an old sailor --- Semper Fi, Marine.

9 posted on 06/25/2002 3:40:30 AM PDT by Scuttlebutt
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To: Snow Bunny; LadyX; Billie; All
A reminder to everyone on the thread to keep praying for the safe return of teacup's grandson.
10 posted on 06/25/2002 3:47:40 AM PDT by Angelique
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To: Snow Bunny; LadyX
You caught me by surprise, and I shall try later to submit a proper tribute to my dearest friend, LadyX. I have very pressing matters this morning. In the interim, it is quite simple, she is a REAL lady so close to my heart.
12 posted on 06/25/2002 3:58:36 AM PDT by Angelique
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To: LadyX; Snow Bunny; AntiJen
Lady, I can't remember what a woman Marine was called in WWII but I was just a kid then and facinated already by women. When I entered the AF woman were still called WAF's. I worked with two weather officers,one was in VietNam. The AF space programs has had many women. Jen was one! You now know that I love all women in uniform and your service deserves this tribute. This occasion made me remember my older brother,Carl. He enlisted in the USAF right out of HS in 1952 and went to Korea after the "truce". I've been looking at his pictures too.
13 posted on 06/25/2002 4:03:40 AM PDT by larryjohnson
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To: Snow Bunny


14 posted on 06/25/2002 4:14:55 AM PDT by Joe Brower
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To: Snow Bunny; LadyX
Snow Bunny - Thank you again for the thread. I look forward to it each morning.

LadyX - Thank you for serving our great country in preserving our freedoms. You and all of our marines (also, sailors, soldiers, airmen, guardsmen) are appreciated by this country you serve.

God Bless and Protect our Military!
God Bless America!

15 posted on 06/25/2002 4:15:48 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: Snow Bunny; LadyX; All
Good morning, EVERYBODY!

To LadyX: SALUTE!

Another 90+ day scheduled for Chicago, along with another "ozone action alert".

16 posted on 06/25/2002 4:27:59 AM PDT by tomkow6
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To: Snow Bunny; LadyX; All
Congratulations LX!! What a wonderful tribute SB, thank you, and LX, thank you for your service to this great Nation, love ya Lady!
17 posted on 06/25/2002 4:29:41 AM PDT by 4TheFlag
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To: Snow Bunny; SAMWolf; MistyCA; Victoria Delsoul; ClaraSuzanne; AntiJen; Beep; SassyMom; kneezles; ...
How 'bout an attempt at humor?

Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.

Corduroy pillows: They're making headlines!

Shin: A device for finding furniture in the dark.

Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?

I poured spot remover on my dog, now he's gone.

Used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.

Couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.

Why do psychics have to ask for your name?

Wear sleeveless shirts! Support your right to bare arms!

All those who believe in psycho kinesis raise my hand.

18 posted on 06/25/2002 4:36:02 AM PDT by tomkow6
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To: tomkow6; All
Good morning from VA Beach!

Looking at about the same weather report as Chicago, highs in the mid 90s with heat indicies in the 100s. Which really sucks cause I can't let my kids play outside in this heat.

Got one of those weird 'it's still sunny out but look, it's raining' showers yesterday evening. Only lasted about 15 minutes.

Just patiently (HA!) counting down the days till my hubby will be home. Of course with our luck, he'll be right back out to sea the next week but hey, at least he'll be home for 4th of July.

Have a great day everyone!

19 posted on 06/25/2002 4:37:50 AM PDT by Severa
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To: sleavelessinseattle; tomkow6
Wear sleeveless shirts! Support your right to bare arms!

Ah ha! SinS, NOW I understand your screenname and your love of weaponry! hehehe

Good morning to two of my favorite FR wild men! Jen

20 posted on 06/25/2002 4:44:21 AM PDT by Jen
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