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USO Canteen FReeper Style ~ General Tommy Franks ~ April 10 2003
various news photos | CENTCOM

Posted on 04/10/2003 3:42:36 AM PDT by snippy_about_it


General Tommy Franks

Commander United States Central Command


August 25, 2002, U.S. General Tommy Franks Speaks to U.S. Soldiers at a Base Near Kabul, Afghanistan


President George W. Bush and Army General Tommy Franks talk with the press in Crawford, Texas, December 28. White House photo by Susan Sterner.


"I decided a long time ago that I would always take my job very seriously but myself not so seriously." —Gen. Tommy Franks



Tommy Franks Biography


General Franks was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1967 as a distinguished graduate of the Artillery Officer Candidate School, Fort Sill, Okla. After an initial tour as a battery Assistant Executive Officer at Fort Sill, he was assigned to the 9th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam, where he served as Forward Observer, Aerial Observer, and Assistant S-3 with 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery. He also served as Fire Support Officer with 5th Battalion (mechanized), 60th Infantry during this tour.

In 1968, General Franks returned to Fort Sill, where he commanded a cannon battery in the Artillery Training Center. In 1969, he was selected to participate in the Army's "Boot Strap Degree Completion Program," and subsequently attended the University of Texas, Arlington, where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1971.

Following attendance at the Artillery Advance Course, he was assigned to the Second Armored Cavalry Regiment in West Germany in 1973 where he commanded 1st Squadron Howitzer Battery, and served as Squadron S-3. He also commanded the 84th Armored Engineer Company, and served as Regimental Assistant S-3 during this tour.

General Franks, after graduation from Armed Forces Staff College, was posted to the Pentagon in 1976 where he served as an Army Inspector General in the Investigations Division. In 1977 he was assigned to the Office of the Chief of Staff, Army where he served on the Congressional Activities Team, and subsequently as an Executive Assistant.

In 1981, General Franks returned to West Germany where he commanded 2nd Battalion, 78th Field Artillery for three years. He returned to the United States in 1984 to attend the Army War College at Carlisle, Penn., where he also completed graduate studies and received a Master of Science Degree in Public Administration at Shippensburg University.

He was next assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, as III Corps Deputy Assistant G3, a position he held until 1987 when he assumed command of Division Artillery, First Cavalry Division. He also served as Chief of Staff, First Cavalry Division during this tour.

His initial general officer assignment was Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), First Cavalry Division during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. During 1991-92, he was assigned as Assistant Commandant of the Field Artillery School at Fort Sill.

In 1992, he was assigned to Fort Monroe, Va. as the first Director, Louisiana Maneuvers Task Force, Office of Chief of Staff of the Army, a position held until 1994 when he was reassigned to Korea as the CJG3 of Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea.

From 1995-97, General Franks commanded the Second Infantry (Warrior) Division, Korea. He assumed command of Third (U.S.) Army/Army Forces Central Command in Atlanta, Ga. in May 1997, a post he held until June 2000 when he was selected for promotion to general and assignment as Commander in Chief, United States Central Command.

General Franks' awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal; Distinguished Service Medal (two awards); Legion of Merit (four awards); Bronze Star Medal with "V" (three awards); Purple Heart (three awards); Air Medal with "V"; Army Commendation Medal with "V"; and a number of U.S. and foreign service awards. He wears the Army General Staff Identification Badge and the Aircraft Crewmember's Badge.

General Franks Visits Wounded


General Tommy Franks, unified combatant commander of the U.S. Central Command, visits U.S. Marine Pfc. Philip Fakes (L), a combat engineer with the 2nd Combat Engineer Brigade of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 31, 2003 at the 47th Combat Support Hospital in the Kuwait desert. Fake is recovering from wounds received during the war in Iraq (news - web sites). REUTERS/HO- Navy Photographer Gary P. Bonaccorso-Apr 01 11:24 AM ET


General Tommy Franks, unified combatant commander, U.S. Central Command, visits U.S. Marine Pfc. Philip Fakes, a combat engineer with the 2nd Combat Engineer Brigade of Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 31, 2003 at the 47th Combat Support Hospital in the Kuwait desert. Fake, recovering from shrapnel wounds in a mission for Operation Iraqi Freedom, said it was overwhelming to meet the general. Picture taken March 31. REUTERS/Erika Gladhill/Cntral Command/Handout


Taking time to say thanks in person, United States Central Command Commander General Tommy R. Franks shakes the hand of Private First Class Patrick McDermott, a soldier with the 197th Aviation Battalion who was recovering from wounds received in Operation Iraqi Freedom, at the 47th Combat Support Hospital in the Kuwait desert. Franks visited the field hospital at Camp Wolf in Kuwait March, 31 2003. REUTERS.Gary P. Bonaccorso/U.S. Nvy/handout NO


General Tommy Franks, Commander of U.S. Central Command, left, visits U.S. Army Sgt. Colby Piere, right, a forward observer for Company 327, at the 47th Combat Support Hospital, in the Kuwait desert, in this Monday, March 31, 2003, U.S. Central Command handout photo. Piere is recovering from wounds received during operations against Iraq (news - web sites). (AP Photo/Sgt. Erika Gladhill, U.S. Central Command, HO)


Commander of the Coalition Forces U.S. Gen. Tommy Franks, left, walks besides Kuwait's Chief of Staff Brig. Gen. Fahed Al Amir before leaving Kuwait International Airport, on Monday, March 31, 2003 after a short visit to the emirate. Franks held talks with Al Amir and visited the U.S. base at Camp Doha, north of Kuwait City, and a hospital where some of the wounded troops in the U.S.-led war on Iraq (news - web sites) are treated. (AP Photo/Kuwait Ministry of Defense, HO)


Commander of the Coalition Forces U.S. Gen. Tommy Franks, left, talks with Kuwait's Chief of Staff Brig. Gen. Fahed Al Amir upon his arrival to Kuwait International Airport, on Monday, March 31, 2003. Franks held talks with Al Amir and visited the U.S. base of Camp Doha, north of Kuwait city and a hospital where some of the wounded troops in the U.S.-led war on Iraq (news - web sites) are treated. (AP Photo/Kuwait Ministry of Defense. HO)



United States Gen. Tommy Franks, gestures towards a journalist, during a news conference at the Camp As Sayliyah, Central Command Center, Doha, Qatar, Sunday, March 30, 2003. Franks updated the gathered world's media on the progress made during the war in Iraq (news - web sites). (AP Photo/Richard Lewis)


Head of US Central Command, US General Tommy Franks, points to areas on a map of Iraq (news - web sites) as he briefs the media(AFP/EPA/Paul J.Richards)


He grew up in Midland, Texas, George W. Bush's boyhood town. When Bush calls Franks he starts off the conversation with, "How're ya doing, Tommy?"


Gen. Tommy Franks, commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command, speaks to sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Christmas day 2001. Franks directs all U.S. forces participating in Operation Enduring Freedom. (AP/Wide World Photos)

UP CLOSE
with Tommy Franks

Date and place of birth: June 17, 1945, in Wynnewood, Okla. (population 2,367)

Family: Wife, Cathy; daughter, Jacqy Matlock; son-in-law, Patrick Matlock; one granddaughter and one grandson.

Height: 6-foot-3

Occupation: Commander-in-chief of the U.S. Central Command, one of nine U.S. combatant commands that respond directly to the defense secretary and the president.

Nicknames: Pooh to his grandchildren; CINC (pronounced sink), short for commander-in-chief, to those under his command.

Hobbies: Shopping for and refinishing antiques.

On President Bush: I just very simply like him. He's the most self-effacing human being that I've been around in a long time.

On Defense Secretary Rumsfeld: The guy is absolutely fearless.

My advice for a 20-year-old is: First, don't be in a hurry to grow up. Second, there will be a tomorrow.

If I weren't in the military, I'd be: A lawyer.

My heroes are: My wife, my daughter and George Washington. My wife is actually the perfect wife, for 33 years now. My daughter is actually a perfect mother to our grandchildren.

My success is a result of: Fate, family, focus and luck.

My greatest day was: The day my daughter and my grandchildren were born. I know that sounds really corny, but it's absolutely true.

After graduating from Midland's Robert E. Lee High School in 1963, Franks headed to U.T. Austin, where he admits he had not yet developed his attention to detail.

"I had absolutely no sense of any responsibility to study anything," he said. "My grades were so abysmal for the two years I was there that I simply left and joined the Army."

He planned to leave the Army after returning from Vietnam and getting married in 1969. Then one of his bosses asked if he'd like to go back to college as part of the Army's Boot Strap Degree Completion Program.

"I said, 'That'd be great, I'd like to do that,' " Franks recalls. "The question was where to go. I had friends who had graduated from Arlington, so I said, 'Hey, I'd like to go to UTA.' "

By the time he arrived in 1970, his study habits had improved. "I was actually a heckuva student because I was tuned in to what I was trying to do." He remembers going to a few ballgames and social activities, but he primarily concentrated on making good grades. He earned a 3.83 grade-point average in 90 hours at UTA.

Three of those hours came in a literature class of Professor George Fortenberry, a member of the English faculty from 1955 to 1982. "I enjoyed him immensely," Franks said. "He's a guy who stands out in my memory."

Franks also stands out in Dr. Fortenberry's memory, though not quite as vividly.

"I can remember Tommy being very good at discussion, but otherwise I can't remember a lot about him. I can't remember if I gave him an A or an F," the 82-year-old Dr. Fortenberry said with a laugh. "It makes you feel great to be remembered by someone who has reached such a high position." For the record, Franks earned an A in the Representative American Writings class.

He graduated in 1971 with a bachelor of business administration degree and considered going to law school. "I like to argue," he says. But he opted to remain in the military. It was unarguably the right decision.


Franks enjoys a visit to CENTCOM by the Charlie Daniels band

Neal McCoy Visits CENTCOM

Neal McCoy performs a small concert for members of Central Command Headquarters in Tampa, FL. McCoy and band members also signed autographs and visited with Gen. and Mrs. Franks during their visit. (Photos by PH2 Anthony Dallas, CENTCOM Public Affairs Office)



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Tommy Franks visits Iraq


United States Central Command Combatant Commander General Tommy Franks meets and shakes hands with Marines of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in the Iraq (news - web sites) city of Numaniya on Monday April 7, 2003. U.S. forces tightened their grip on Baghdad April 8, 2003, blitzing targets in the heart of the capital and seizing an airbase after trying to kill Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) and his sons with four huge bombs. Picture taken April 7, 2003. Franks was in Iraq to meet the troops. REUTERS/U.S. Military/handout


United States Central Command Commander Tommy Franks and Lt. General David D. McKiernan sit along the runway to talk over events of operation Iraqi Freedom at a forward operating airbase in Kuwait April 7, 2003. U.S. forces tightened their grip on Baghdad April 8, 2003, blitzing targets in the heart of the capital and seizing an airbase after trying to kill Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) and his sons with four huge bombs. Picture taken April 7, 2003. REUTERS/Gary P. Bonaccorso/U.S. military/Handout


U.S. war commander Gen. Tommy Franks, talks to U. S. Army troops from the 101st Airborne Division, during a visit to an Iraqi military training compound Monday, April 7, 2003. (AP Photo/Pfc. Joshua Hutcheson, U.S. Army)


Gen. Tommy Franks, left, commander of the U.S. Central Command, greets soldiers of the1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), after he was presented an arms cache discovered at an Iraqi military training compound in the city of Najaf, central Iraq (news - web sites), Monday, April 7, 2003. (AP Photo/Pfc. Joshua Hutcheson/Pool)


Gen. Tommy Franks, commander of the U.S. Central Command, addresses soldiers of the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, (Air Assault) in Najaf, central Iraq (news - web sites), Monday, April 7, 2003. (AP Photo/Pfc. Joshua Hutcheson/Pool)


Gen. Tommy Franks, right, commander of the U.S. Central Command, watches weapons discovered by 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, (Air Assault) in a cache at an Iraqi military training compound in the city of Najaf, Monday, April 7, 2003. (AP Photo/Pfc. Joshua Hutcheson/Pool)


Gen. Tommy Franks, left, commander of the US central command, shakes hand with SGT Lucas Goddart of Sitka, Alaska, of the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division after having decorated him with the Bronze Star in An-Najaf, Iraq (news - web sites), Monday, April 7, 2003. Center is SGT James Ward of Wilmington, N.C., also decorated with a Bronze Star. (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju)


US Gen. Tommy Franks, right, commander of the US central command, shakes hand with soldiers of the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division during a short visit in An-Najaf, Iraq (news - web sites), Monday, April 7, 2003. (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju)


Commander in Chief of the coalition forces in Iraq (news - web sites) Gen. Tommy Franks addresses soldiers of the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division during a short visit in An-Najaf, Iraq, Monday, April 7, 2003. (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju)


FRANKS IN IRAQ — Gen. Tommy Franks, U.S. Central Command, addresses the soldiers of 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, April 7, in An Najaf, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Hutcheson

April 8, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - War chief Gen. Tommy Franks made a dramatic first visit to Iraq yesterday.

Citizens of An Najaf lined their streets to cheer Franks' motorcade.

To hammer home the victory-is-at-hand point, Franks made a triumphant visit to four Iraqi locations that had all been scenes of fierce battles days earlier.

Packing a pistol at his side and wearing a black beret and a desert camouflage uniform - with full chemical weapons protection gear nearby - Franks visited U.S. troops near Basra, the Marine base at Numaniyah, and the Tallil air base in southern Iraq.

He greeted soldiers with slaps and hugs, posed for photos with some, pinned Bronze Star medals on two sergeants from the 101st Airborne and dined on battlefield rations.

"I think it would be almost impossible for anyone to see those kids and recognize where they came from and what they've done over the last two weeks and look at their mental state and morale and not feel pretty good about it," Franks said.


1 posted on 04/10/2003 3:42:36 AM PDT by snippy_about_it
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2 posted on 04/10/2003 3:44:41 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Kathy in Alaska; radu; MoJo2001; tomkow6; Ragtime Cowgirl; SK1 Thurman; ..
General Tommy Franks

So much more will be written about Tommy Franks and there will be no denying that he and his team brilliantly planned the Liberation of Iraq and of course it is the brave men and women of the best damn fighting force in the world along with our allies that executed the plan. Let's also not forget the work continuing in Afghanistan and other places we stand for freedom around the world.

May God continue his blessings upon our beloved President, Rummy, General Franks and our wonderful troops and allies.

3 posted on 04/10/2003 3:45:02 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: snippy_about_it
A towering giant among men.
4 posted on 04/10/2003 3:49:33 AM PDT by BellStar
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To: snippy_about_it
Good Morning, Snippy!
5 posted on 04/10/2003 3:50:02 AM PDT by Pippin (Warrior Hobbit on duty)
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To: snippy_about_it
 

6 posted on 04/10/2003 3:53:58 AM PDT by Radix (Radix links)
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To: snippy_about_it
Thank you so much for this.

General Franks is a pretty quiet, self-effacing leader himself.

But his performance speaks for itself...he's a great, great man. Thank God for leaders like this in times like these.
7 posted on 04/10/2003 3:55:35 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: BellStar
GOOD MORNING BELLSTAR.....AND........

Glad you could join us. Please stay awhile for a visit. Would you like a while you wait for the others to start showing up at the Canteen?

8 posted on 04/10/2003 3:59:26 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Who's got egg on their faces....huh? na...na....na...na...na.....It was about the people, silly...)
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To: beachn4fun

HOWDY NEIGHBOR!

9 posted on 04/10/2003 4:01:39 AM PDT by Pippin (Warrior Hobbit on duty)
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To: snippy_about_it
Good Morning Snippy!

Excellent!!
10 posted on 04/10/2003 4:01:42 AM PDT by Do the Dew
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To: BellStar
GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME, BELLSTAR!
11 posted on 04/10/2003 4:02:21 AM PDT by Pippin (Warrior Hobbit on duty)
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To: snippy_about_it; Pippin
GOOD MORNING SNIPPY AND PIPPIN. THANK YOU SNIPPY FOR A NICE PROFILE ON FRANKS. IT LOOKS LIKE FRANKS IS A COWBOY, TOO!
12 posted on 04/10/2003 4:02:54 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Who's got egg on their faces....huh? na...na....na...na...na.....It was about the people, silly...)
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To: snippy_about_it
Woo-hoo - Salute to General Franks day! Thank you!
13 posted on 04/10/2003 4:03:16 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: snippy_about_it
BTTT!!!!!!
14 posted on 04/10/2003 4:03:20 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: beachn4fun; snippy_about_it
YEAH! BUMP FOR GENERAL FRANKS!
15 posted on 04/10/2003 4:04:36 AM PDT by Pippin (Warrior Hobbit on duty)
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To: Radix; *all
Good Morning Radix.

I would have never thought to look at MTV for a link, LOL. I am glad they are teaching our young people something of value.

All, I'm afraid my only link today is a hyperlink to CENTCOM at the beginning of the thread. I've been distracted as we all have by the news and glued to the TV.

Please post your favorite pictures or stories and comments about this great General.

I have to run to work and I will stop in later. Have a great day.

GOOD MORNING TROOPS! WE LOVE YOU!

16 posted on 04/10/2003 4:12:10 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; radu; tomkow6; MeeknMing; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Bethbg79; bentfeather; ...
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE. HAVE A GREAT DAY AT THE CANTEEN This morning I'd like to pay a small tribute to the Iraqi people, who I saw yesterday, so friendly and welcoming to the coalition forces. So to them I'd like to say.......

THANK YOU FOR WELCOMING OUR TROOPS SO WARMLY. THANK YOU FOR THE GIFTS OF FLOWES AND KISSES YOU GAVE OUR TROOPS. THANK YOU FOR TAKING CARE OF THEM AND PROTECTING THEM WHILE THEY PROTECT YOU. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE COALITION FORCES. WE REJOICE IN YOUR FREEDOM WITH YOU.


17 posted on 04/10/2003 4:14:25 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Thank you Troops.... Thank you Allies......God Bless all those who stood in support of the USA...)
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To: snippy_about_it
Good morning Snippy.


18 posted on 04/10/2003 4:21:13 AM PDT by Aeronaut (Love the Lord with all your heart and mind.)
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19 posted on 04/10/2003 4:31:57 AM PDT by tomkow6 (.................nostalgia t.v. programs?.............what's a t.v. anyway?....i have "voices"..)
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To: snippy_about_it; LindaSOG; radu; Radix; bentfeather; LaDivaLoca; Severa; Bethbg79; southerngrit; ...

Good morning, Snippy! Good morning, Canteen Crew! Good morning, EVERYBODY!

GOOD

MORNING

TROOPS!!


20 posted on 04/10/2003 4:34:02 AM PDT by tomkow6 (.................nostalgia t.v. programs?.............what's a t.v. anyway?....i have "voices"..)
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To: snippy_about_it; All
Good morning everyone
21 posted on 04/10/2003 4:35:30 AM PDT by firewalk
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22 posted on 04/10/2003 4:36:23 AM PDT by tomkow6 (.................nostalgia t.v. programs?.............what's a t.v. anyway?....i have "voices"..)
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Today's FEEBLE attempt at humor:

A Jewish man moves into a strict Catholic neighbourhood. Every
Friday, the Catholics practically go crazy -- because while they're
morosely eating only fish, the Jew is in his backyard barbecuing
steaks. So, the Catholics work on the Jew to convert him.

Finally, by long endurance, the Catholics succeed. They take the
Jew to a priest who sprinkles holy water on the Jew and intones,
"Born a Jew ......Raised a Jew ......Now a Catholic."

The Catholics are ecstatic; No more delicious, but maddening
smells every Friday evening! But come the following Friday, the
scent of barbecue wafts through the neighbourhood. The Catholics all
rush to the Jew's house to *remind* him of his new diet. They find
him standing over the sizzling steak, knife in one hand, his other
hand dipping in water. He sprinkles water over the meat, saying,
"Born a cow ......Raised a cow ......Now a fish!"

23 posted on 04/10/2003 4:38:03 AM PDT by tomkow6 (.................nostalgia t.v. programs?.............what's a t.v. anyway?....i have "voices"..)
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Little known fact about Gen Franks. He's from the same hometown that Pres. Bush is (Midland, Texas). And I share that same hometown with them. One of these days the rest of the world and the RATS here at home are gonna understand what they mean when they say "Don't Mess With Texas!"
24 posted on 04/10/2003 4:51:17 AM PDT by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: snippy_about_it; Kathy in Alaska; radu; MoJo2001; Ragtime Cowgirl; SK1 Thurman; SevenofNine; zip; ..
Click on the pic and I'll guide you
to the start of today's thread by
snippy_about_it




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25 posted on 04/10/2003 5:06:35 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (God Bless and Protect our military and our allies military.)
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Do ya think Gen. Tommy Franks would be interested in buying a burka from me?

26 posted on 04/10/2003 5:13:13 AM PDT by tomkow6 (.................nostalgia t.v. programs?.............what's a t.v. anyway?....i have "voices"..)
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To: snippy_about_it
".......He was assigned to the 9th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam, where he served as Forward Observer,
Aerial Observer, and Assistant S-3 with 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery.
He also served as Fire Support Officer with 5th Battalion (mechanized), 60th Infantry during this tour.
......... General Franks' awards include.......Purple Heart (three awards........"


Salute

Welcome Home Brother
27 posted on 04/10/2003 5:16:00 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (God Bless and Protect our military and our allies military.)
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To: txradioguy
Thanks for dropping in. Hopefully that Maines girl will learn what that saying means! BTW did you get to see our tribute to the cowboys (& girls) a couple of days ago?
28 posted on 04/10/2003 5:16:24 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Thank you Troops.... Thank you Allies......God Bless all those who stood in support of the USA...)
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To: Jim Robinson
jimrob, if you ever get a notion, could you possibly set up software to allow the originator of a thread (like this one) to set an attribute on the thread that would cause the targets of all graphic links that don't specify a size to get checked for size, and the determined size included in the html that appears in the posting. that way when someone gets flagged to a particular post in a graphics heavy thread, or just wants to look at something in the middle of the thread when flagged there, the thread doesn't jerk up and down in the browser while the unsized graphics load.
29 posted on 04/10/2003 5:19:39 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (A High Tech Redneck and a Software (ahem) Engineer.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Thank You for today's thread!
It gives me a chance to learn about one of today's top military leaders.
30 posted on 04/10/2003 5:19:58 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (God Bless and Protect our military and our allies military.)
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To: tomkow6

31 posted on 04/10/2003 5:33:38 AM PDT by Radix (Good morning, do you mind if I drop in?)
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To: BellStar
Thank you BellStar for commenting on today's General Franks thread at the Canteen. Visit us often. :)
32 posted on 04/10/2003 5:37:51 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: Pippin
Good Morning to you Pippin.
33 posted on 04/10/2003 5:38:56 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: EternalVigilance
I'll expect a poem about him from you perhaps? :)

I enjoy reading your posts, such an inspiration. Thank you.
34 posted on 04/10/2003 5:40:20 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: beachn4fun
Yes. He seems like someone you like to chat with around the camp fire. Wouldn't that be fun?
35 posted on 04/10/2003 5:41:41 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: snippy_about_it
Thank You for the great information on our great leader in the Iraq theater. GO TROOPS and GOD BLESS.
36 posted on 04/10/2003 5:41:56 AM PDT by weldgophardline (Pacifism Creates Terrorism)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Woo-hoo back atcha!
37 posted on 04/10/2003 5:42:30 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: snippy_about_it
LOL...I'll see what I can do, but I won't make any promises.:-)

Thanks for the encouraging words!
38 posted on 04/10/2003 5:42:32 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Aeronaut
Whoa, now your talking. Thank you for the flyover protection. :)
39 posted on 04/10/2003 5:43:40 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: tomkow6
Good morning you little devil. :)
40 posted on 04/10/2003 5:44:27 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: E.G.C.
Thanks for the bump! Enjoy.
41 posted on 04/10/2003 5:45:20 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; bentfeather; coteblanche; SK1 Thurman; radu; MoJo2001; snippy_about_it; ...
From the men in the Military and the Canteen


42 posted on 04/10/2003 5:46:34 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (God Bless and Protect our military and our allies military.)
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To: BeforeISleep
Good Morning BIS.
43 posted on 04/10/2003 5:47:16 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: snippy_about_it
...you little devil. Are you refering to ME?
44 posted on 04/10/2003 5:48:05 AM PDT by tomkow6 (.................nostalgia t.v. programs?.............what's a t.v. anyway?....i have "voices"..)
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To: All

45 posted on 04/10/2003 5:49:07 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (God Bless and Protect our military and our allies military.)
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To: txradioguy
You, too. Wow, Midland is raising it's folks up right!
46 posted on 04/10/2003 5:49:42 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: tomkow6
I think he would spot you from a mile away....or at least be able to smell that burka. :)
47 posted on 04/10/2003 5:50:29 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: All


Dear Lord,

There's a young man far from home,
called to serve his nation in time of war;
sent to defend our freedom
on some distant foreign shore.

We pray You keep him safe,
we pray You keep him strong,
we pray You send him safely home ...
for he's been away so long.

There's a young woman far from home,
serving her nation with pride.
Her step is strong, her step is sure,
there is courage in every stride.
We pray You keep her safe,
we pray You keep her strong,
we pray You send her safely home ...
for she's been away too long.

Bless those who await their safe return.
Bless those who mourn the lost.
Bless those who serve this country well,
no matter what the cost.

Author Unknown

.

FReepers from the USO Canteen, The Foxhole, and The Poetry Branch
join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time.

.

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Troop Prayer Thread 4
Posted by TEXOKIE


Fasting and Prayers for our Military
and the suffering People of Iraq
Posted by patriciaruth

48 posted on 04/10/2003 5:50:47 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (God Bless and Protect our military and our allies military.)
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To: tomkow6
Oh, my mistake...it was the OTHER you.
49 posted on 04/10/2003 5:52:54 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: bentfeather
What are you doing?
50 posted on 04/10/2003 5:53:01 AM PDT by Radix (IU am just curious..)
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