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The FReeper Foxhole Revisits Anzio - The Bid for Rome - June 5th, 2004
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Posted on 06/05/2004 12:19:50 AM PDT by snippy_about_it

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To: SAMWolf; Professional Engineer; All
A sad day. Perhaps he's back riding already. One of my favorites.


51 posted on 06/05/2004 2:34:20 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it

One of my favorites

52 posted on 06/05/2004 3:46:41 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I intend to live for ever, or die in the attempt.)
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HI snippy. I was up early 7:00 am and was picked up at 9:00 to go the graves. Very overcast here today, sprinkled this morning, but no downpours. It's quite cool, too.
Got to stop in and visit my brother and get a look at his new trailer.
We arrived back at my place (my daughters) with KFC for lunch. After they left I hit the couch and slept for two hours. Not used to getting up so early. ;-)
53 posted on 06/05/2004 4:17:33 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: bentfeather

These cool light rainy days are easy to sleep through.


54 posted on 06/05/2004 4:21:07 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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I am no weather expert, but I have a feeling our Summer may rainy and cool. It's still early in the season so I could be very wrong.


55 posted on 06/05/2004 4:23:39 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: SAMWolf

Sad about President Reagan's passing. He was a great President.


56 posted on 06/05/2004 4:25:01 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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I am no weather expert..

Neither are the weather forecasters. :-)

57 posted on 06/05/2004 4:26:07 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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Been watching the Fox News Coverage. Lots of memories being brought up.


58 posted on 06/05/2004 6:42:58 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I intend to live for ever, or die in the attempt.)
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Yes, I have been watching FOXNEWS for several hours, too. President Reagan will be missed.


59 posted on 06/05/2004 8:07:57 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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Evening everyone. I should post this here, too. Rest in peace Mr. President.

Tie the Strings to my Life, My Lord,
Then, I am ready to go!
Just a look at the Horses
Rapid! That will do!

Put me in on the firmest side
So I shall never fall
For we must ride to the Judgment
And it's partly, down Hill.

But never I mind the steeper
And never I mind the Sea
Held fast in Everlasting Race
By my own Choice, and Thee.

Goodbye to the Life I used to live
And the World I used to know
And kiss the Hills, for me, just once
Then -- I am ready to go!
~ Emily Dickinson

60 posted on 06/05/2004 9:50:24 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul (I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born ~ Ronald Reagan)
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Go thy great way!
The Stars thou meetst
Are even as Thyself --
For what are Stars but Asterisks
To point a human Life?
~Emily Dickinson

61 posted on 06/05/2004 9:51:58 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul (I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born ~ Ronald Reagan)
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Thanks Victoria. We lost a great American today. it's a shame that due to the Press, President Reagan has been very underrated, but the American people remember him for the great man he was despite the best efforst of the Press and the Liberals to erase his deeds from our history.


62 posted on 06/05/2004 10:38:41 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I intend to live for ever, or die in the attempt.)
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I agree with you, Sam. Even today, I've heard subtle and not too subtle unfavorable comments about him. Some in the media won't give him a break, even today!


63 posted on 06/05/2004 10:48:01 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul (I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born ~ Ronald Reagan)
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I went to CNN to see what they were covering and it was the Iran/Contra Scnadal of course.


64 posted on 06/05/2004 10:50:43 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I intend to live for ever, or die in the attempt.)
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Evening Victoria, thank you for the Reagan tribute.


65 posted on 06/05/2004 11:00:13 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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CNN is disgusting. I can't stand it.


66 posted on 06/05/2004 11:04:41 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul (I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born ~ Ronald Reagan)
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To: snippy_about_it

Hi Snippy, thank you.


67 posted on 06/05/2004 11:05:03 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul (I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born ~ Ronald Reagan)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; E.G.C.; Aeronaut; bentfeather; Mudboy Slim; Valin; ...
Some ABC schmuck quoted Sam Donaldson ("as genuine as the carpet on his head") making that hateful crack that "he's so nice you like him even as he cuts your grandmother's Social Security".

To emend the record, Sam Clymerson, it was traitorrapist42 who taxed Social Security.

The measure of the smallness of the so-called "journalists" is their Pygmy cheapshot vendetta--

Reading of the Nazi sinking of an Allied hospital ship I am reminded of ABCNNBCBS, the fifth column working ceaselessly for the enemy du jour, be it world Communism or world terrorism.

President Reagan destroyed the Evil Empire and set free millions.

I don't think a copy of The Black Book of Communism would fit in, say, Dan Rather's mouth--but I've got an all-steel sledge hammer, and I never leave home without it.

~~~

The Medal of Honor is awarded in the name of the congress to each person who, while an officer, noncommissioned officer, or private of the Army, in action involving actual conflict with an enemy, distinguishes himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.

In order to justify an award of the Medal of Honor, the individual must perform in action a deed of personal bravery or self-sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty, so conspicuous as clearly to distinguish him for gallantry and intrepidity above his comrades, involving risk of life or the performance of more than ordinarily hazardous service, the omission of which would not justly subject him to censure as for shortcoming or failure in the performance of his duty. The recommendations for the decoration will be judged by this standard of extraordinary merit and incontestable proof of the performance of the service will be exacted. (Act of 9 July 1918, 40 Stat. 870; 10 U.S.C.1430; M.L. 1939, sec 903).

Recipients of the Medal of Honor
ANZIO Campaign

Sgt. Sylvester Antolak - 3rd Div.
T/Sgt. Van T. Barfoot - 45th Div.
Pvt. Herbert F. Christian - 3rd Div.
T/Sgt. Ernest H. Dervishian - 34th Div.
PFC John W. Dutko - 3rd Div.
PFC Lloyd C. Hawks - 3rd Div.
2nd LT. Thomas W. Fowler - 1st Armd Div.
Capt. William W. Gault - 34th Div.
T/5 Eric Gibson - 3rd Div.
S/Sgt. George J. Hall - 34th Div.
Cpl. Paul B. Huff - 509th Para. Inf. Bn.
Pvt. Elden H. Johnson - 3rd Div.
PFC William H. Johnson - 45th Div.
PFC Patrick L. Kessler - 3rd Div.
PFC Alton W. Knappenberger - 3rd Div.
Pvt. James H. Mills - 3rd Div.
1st LT. Jack C. Montgomery - 45th Div.
1st LT. Beryl R. Newman - 34th Div.
Sgt. Truman O. Olson - 3rd Div.
PFC Henry Schauer - 3rd Div.
Pvt. Furman L. Smith - 34th Div.
PFC John C. Squires - 3rd Div.

~~~

Anzio Annie

280mm German "Leopold" K5 railroad gun

Anzio from Fifth Army Antiaircraft WWII Unit History

James "Red" Dunn Jr., MM1/c.

James "Red" Dunn Jr., MM1/c. Served on Mayo:27 December 1940 to 24 January 1944. Dunn was killed in action in the After Engineroom when Mayo was damaged during the Anzio Invasion, presumably from a mine. He was at his station in the After Engineroom maintaining the "heart" of the ship.

And that's about all I have to say tonight, except for one thing. The past few days when I've been at that window upstairs, I've thought a bit of the `shining city upon a hill.' The phrase comes from John Winthrop, who wrote it to describe the America he imagined. What he imagined was important because he was an early Pilgrim, an early freedom man. He journeyed here on what today we'd call a little wooden boat; and like the other Pilgrims, he was looking for a home that would be free. I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.

And how stands the city on this winter night? More prosperous, more secure, and happier than it was 8 years ago. But more than that: After 200 years, two centuries, she still stands strong and true on the granite ridge, and her glow has held steady no matter what storm. And she's still a beacon, still a magnet for all who must have freedom, for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurtling through the darkness, toward home.

We've done our part. And as I walk off into the city streets, a final word to the men and women of the Reagan revolution, the men and women across America who for 8 years did the work that brought America back. My friends: We did it. We weren't just marking time. We made a difference. We made the city stronger, we made the city freer, and we left her in good hands. All in all, not bad, not bad at all.

And so, goodbye, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.

68 posted on 06/05/2004 11:36:42 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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Regarding the MOH recipients, I like what Stephen Ambrose said in an interview about D-Day. He said in order to receive the MOH, your action must have been witnessed by six people. There were a lot of individual acts of heroism on D-Day and beyond that no one saw or lived to tell but they were all heroes.


69 posted on 06/05/2004 11:45:22 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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That makes 2 of us.


70 posted on 06/06/2004 12:15:29 AM PDT by SAMWolf (What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?)
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Evening Phil Dragoo.

Thanks for listing the Medal Of Honor Winners during the Anzio Campaign.

I noticed that Kerry was going to halt his campaign "to Honor Ronald Reagan". More likely that his handlers are trying to prevent him from saying something stupid.

The Germans sure had a "thing" for big guns, seemed like in the long run they were a waste of resources.


71 posted on 06/06/2004 12:20:27 AM PDT by SAMWolf (What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?)
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BTTT!!!!!!!


72 posted on 06/06/2004 3:00:46 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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"I don't think a copy of The Black Book of Communism would fit in, say, Dan Rather's mouth--but I've got an all-steel sledge hammer, and I never leave home without it."

Lemme know when yer planning on undertaking this noble endeavor and I'll hold him down while you take a few swings...MUD

73 posted on 06/06/2004 3:29:28 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (Rest in Peace, Dutch Reagan!!)
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We made a difference. We made the city stronger, we made the city freer, and we left her in good hands. All in all, not bad, not bad at all.

We lost a great one. I hope my dad finally gets to meet the man he admired most.

74 posted on 06/06/2004 6:42:32 AM PDT by Samwise (The day may come when the courage of men fails...but it is not this day. This day we fight!)
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Good post.

Many years ago, one of my WW2 Uncles said he wanted to live long enough to see Ronald Reagan in the White House. My Uncle said, "Reagan is the first politician he had seen in years that does what he says he's going to do."

There weren't too many people in this world my Uncle had any respect for, but Reagan was one of them. My Uncle passed two years before Reagan was elected to office the first time. I am sure if they get a chance to meet in the hereafter, they will have a lot to talk about.


75 posted on 06/06/2004 7:08:00 AM PDT by tomball
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