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The FReeper Foxhole - Thanks for the Memories - Our last of the daily threads - October 3rd, 2005
our threads and our memories | Warning: Graphics heavy. | SAMWolf and snippy about it

Posted on 10/02/2005 10:24:04 PM PDT by snippy_about_it



Lord,

Keep our Troops forever in Your care

Give them victory over the enemy...

Grant them a safe and swift return...

Bless those who mourn the lost.
.

FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer
for all those serving their country at this time.



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U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues

Where Duty, Honor and Country
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The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans.

In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood and support.

The FReeper Foxhole hopes to share with it's readers an open forum where we can learn about and discuss military history, military news and other topics of concern or interest to our readers be they Veteran's, Current Duty or anyone interested in what we have to offer.

If the Foxhole makes someone appreciate, even a little, what others have sacrificed for us, then it has accomplished one of it's missions.

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Thanks for the Memories




Our last of the daily threads


The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Pearl Harbor - Dec. 7, 2002. We didn't miss a day since then. Jen actually opened the Foxhole on December 6th but Sam took it over from there. It went through some growing pains but finally reached the place where Sam wanted it to be all along. Folks came and went, helped when they could, stopped by when they could. Sam invited me to 'fall in' the spring of 2003 to help do some threads and I stayed, heck I did more than stay, I moved to Oregon. LOL.

An American Mother's daughter, JoAnne authored a thread for us in Jan 04.
Professional Engineer put a thread together for Flag Day in 2004.
alfa6 has been doing weekend threads for us lately.

Most material we hunt down is readily available on the web, most often with no pictures. With our own ideas and help from many freepers with suggestions for topics we hunted and pecked, did the html by hand, and searched for appropriate pictures. Speaking of pictures, we also went through quite a few web hosting sites trying to find a reliable place to store the pictures and graphics. We wrote emails to various authors for permission, some gave, some refused, some ignored the mail and thus were posted anyway. :-) The thing about history is that it is just that, history. You can't copyright history. Of course the Foxhole was purely educational and no money was ever made so it made it easy to use the information and pictures. Most folks, once they saw what we did here, didn't mind at all and many were grateful.

Every Foxhole thread is stored on my hard drive, text and pictures. The only time we ever wrote our own words would have been generally on special holidays, we always liked to add our own touch to things.

So, here we are, one thousand plus some odd number of daily threads later. We tried to tell the story of our country and our troops and live true to our mission statement. We think we did a fairly good job. Think over a thousand threads in 2 1/2 years ain't much... Look at this list for just the first six months:

The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Rolling Thunder®, Inc. - June 5th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers John Waldron and The Battle of Midway (6/4 /1942) - June 4th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Cherokee Trail of Tears (1838-1839) - June 3rd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Vera Cruz to Mexico City (1847-1848) - June 1st, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles General Francis Marion - The Swamp Fox - May 31st, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Task Unit Taffy 3 - (10/25/1944) - May 30 th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Hollywood's Army - (1942-1945) - May 29th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Kiffin Rockwell & Lafayette Escadrille ( 1916-1918) - May 28th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle for Crete (May 1941) - May 27th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Easter Offensive - Vietnam Spring 1972 - May 25th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles General of the Army Omar Bradley - May 24th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Fighting the Kamikazes (1944-1945) - May 23rd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Guilford Courthouse (3/15/ 1781) - May 22nd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Bud Farrell - 19th Bomb Group Korea (1952)- May 21st, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle for Torpedo Junction (1942) - May 20th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Quantrill's Raid (8/21/1863) - May 18th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles General Philip Sheridan - May 17th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Operation Rolling Thunder (1965-1968)- My 16th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Bombing of Dresden (Feb.13-15,1945) - May 15th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Captain Ken Pope - Liberation of Kuwait (2 /27/91) - May 14th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Cowpens (1/17/1781) - May 13 th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 - May 11th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles General George C. Marshall - May 10th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Robert Frank and VE-Day (5/8/1945) - May 9 th, 1945
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Lt. John Powers and Coral Sea (7-8 May, 1942) - May, 8th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Robert James Dicken, C.S.M. - USS SIMS (5/ 7/1942) - May 7th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Fallen Timbers (1791-1794) - May 6th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Chancellorsville (May-1863) - May 4th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Colonel John Singleton Mosby - May 3rd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Brandywine (9/11/1777) - May 2nd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Navy Blimps (1940-1945) - May 1st,2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Chris Woods - Frequent Wind - Saigon(4/30/ 75) - Apr. 30th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Operation Tiger - Slapton Sands (4/28/1944 )- Apr. 29th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Operation Torch - Casablanca (Nov-1942) - Apr. 27th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Geronimo - Goyathlay ("One Who Yawns") - April 26th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle for Peleliu (Sep-1944) - April 25th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Operation Eagle Claw (4/24/1980) - Apr. 24 th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Sam Davis - Confederate Hero (Nov-1863) - Apr. 23rd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Battle of Imjin River/Kapyong (4/22/51) - April 22nd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Lake Erie (9/10/1813)- April 21st, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Liberation of Paris (Aug. 1944) - Apr. 20th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Fleet Admiral William (Bull) Halsey, Jr. USN - Apr. 19th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Doolittle Raid (4/18/1942) - Apr. 18th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Bay of Pigs Invasion (Apr-1961) - Apr. 17th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Grierson's Raid (Apr-May 1863) - Apr. 16th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers When Hollywood Went to War (1942-1945) - Apr. 15th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Raid on Libya (4/14/1986) - Apr. 14th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Mexican Punitive Expedition (1916-1917) - Apr. 13th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz - Apr. 12th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Andrew's Raid -Locomotive Chase (4/12/ 1862) - Apr. 11th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Operation Just Cause - Panama (Dec-1989) - Apr. 10th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Pte Leo Kelly - Vimy Ridge (Apr-1917) - Apr. 9th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Naval Battle of Santiago Bay (7/3/1898) - Apr. 8th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Chosin Reservoir, Korea (Nov-Dec,1950) - Apr. 7th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Marines and The Boxer Rebellion (1900) - Apr. 6th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles James Ewell Brown (JEB) Stuart - Apr. 5th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Heartbreak Ridge - Korea (Oct-1951) - April, 4th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Forts Henry and Donelson (Feb-1862) - April, 3rd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Leo J. Ghirardi - Remagen Bridge (3/7/1945) - Apr. 2nd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Invasion of Okinawa (4/1/1945)- Apr. 01, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Seals(and Dolphins) at War (1959-2003) - Mar. 31st, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Bonus Army of 1932 - Mar. 30th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles William Tecumseh Sherman - Mar. 29th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Khafji (Jan-1991) - Mar. 28 th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Invasion Of Southern France (Aug-1944) - Mar. 27th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Maj. Edwin Simmons - Battle for Seoul (Sep -1950) - Mar. 26th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Canine Marine Raiders (1943-45) - Mar. 25th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The US Army Camel Corps - Mar. 24th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Philippine American War (1899-1914) - Mar. 23rd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington - Mar. 22nd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Strategic Bombing of Japan - Mar. 21st, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Seabees on Guadalcanal - Mar. 20th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers John Marshall Alley - Union Soldier - Mar. 19th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Merrill's Marauders - Mar. 18th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Irish Brigade - Mar. 17th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) - Mar. 16th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Casimir Pulaski - Mar. 15th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Claire Chennault & "The Flying Tigers" - Mar. 14th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Wounded Knee Massacre - 1890 - Mar. 13 th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Sam R. Watkins, Confederate Soldier - Mar. 12th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The American Expeditionary Force to Siberia - Mar. 11th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of 73 EASTING - 1991 - Mar. 10 th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Monitor and The Merrimac - Mar. 9th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles George S. Patton Jr. - Mar. 8th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Operation Ripper - Korea, 1951 - Mar. 7th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Fall of the Alamo - Mar. 6th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Sgt Benjamin Franklin Scribner - Warrior Wednesday - Mar. 5th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of The Bismarck Sea - 1943 - Mar. 4th, 1943
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Baltimore - 1814 - Mar. 3rd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The CSS Hunley - Mar. 2nd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Asiatic Fleet and the USS Edsall - Mar. 1, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Barbary War - Feb. 28th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers "Harlem's HellFighters" 369th Infantry - Feb. 27th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Frank P. DeNardo and U-505 - Warrior Wednesday - Feb. 26th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Army Rangers - Feb 25th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Hamburger Hill - Feb. 24th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Los Banos Raid - 1945 - Feb. 23rd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles George Washington - Feb. 22nd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The 9th and 10th Cavalry - Feb. 21st, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Bataan Death March - Feb 20th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Iwo Jima - Feb. 19th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Siege of Port Hudson - 1863 - Feb. 18 th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The War in the Aleutians - Feb 17th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles The Clear Lake, Wi. All Veterans Memorial - Feb. 16th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Woman in the Military - Feb. 15th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Battle at Sidi Bou Zid - Kasserine Pass Feb. 14th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Lake Champlain - 1775 - Feb. 13th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers William Churchill Houston - Warrior Wednesday - Feb. 12th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Saratoga Campaign - 1777 - Feb. 11th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Waal River Crossing - Sep. 20th, 1944 - Feb. 10th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The 100th Battalion/442nd RCT - Feb. 9th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles The VVA (Vietnam Veterans of America) - Feb. 8th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Battle of Shiloh - Feb. 7th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Cantigny - May, 28, 1918 - Feb. 6th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The USS Juneau and the Sullivan Brothers - Feb. 5th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Cactus Air Force - Guadalcanal - Feb. 4th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the First Special Service Force - Feb. 3rd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Military Police / Tet 1968 - Feb. 2nd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles The American Legion - Feb. 1st, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Task Force Smith - Korea 1950 - Jan. 31st, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Tet 1968 - Jan 30th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Ruel Nathan Lawrence - Warrior Wednesday - Jan. 29th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Bunker Hill - Jan. 28th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Ploesti Raid - Aug. 1, 1943 - Jan. 27 th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Operation Urgent Fury - Grenada - Jan. 26 th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Looks at PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) - Jan. 25th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Navy Divers - Jan. 24th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Anzio - 1944 - Jan. 23rd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Clifford Olds - Warrior Wednesday - Jan. 22nd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Manila Bay - Jan. 21st, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Nashville - 1864 - Jan. 20th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Desert Storm - The Air War - Jan. 19th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles The VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) - Jan. 18th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers "Black Thursday" Schweinfurt, 1943 - Jan. 17th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Task Force Baum - The Hammelburg Raid - Jan. 16th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers John J. Briol - Warrior Wednesday - Jan. 15th,2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Germantown - 1777 - Jan. 14 th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battles for Pork Chop Hill - 1953 - Jan. 13th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Mobile Riverine Force - Task Force 117 - Jan. 12th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles The Marine Corps League - Jan. 11th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The BATTLE OF SUNDA STRAIT - 1942 - Jan 10 th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of New Orleans - Jan. 9th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Richard Morton Hess - Warrior Wenesday - Jan 8th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Charge at San Juan Hill - Jan 7th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers John Paul Jones - Jan 6th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Berlin Airlift - Jan 5th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles AmVets (American Veterans) - Jan. 4th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of 1st Manassas(Bull Run) - Jan 3rd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the U.S. Merchant Marine in Vietnam - Jan. 2nd, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Operation Nordwind - Jan. 1st, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Beginning of the Mexican-American War- Dec. 31st, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Desert Storm - The Ground War - Dec. 30th, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The 1st and 2nd Guadalcanal Nov 13-15, 1942 - Dec. 29th, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole - Profiles the GI Bill Education Benefits - Dec 28th, 2002
The Freeper Foxhole Remembers Con Thien/Operation Buffalo - Dec. 27th, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Trenton - 1776 - Dec. 26th, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole Wishes Everyone A Merry Christmas - Dec. 25th, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Sinking of the SS Leopoldville - Dec. 24th, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Defense of Wake Island - Dec. 23rd, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Gen. Anthony McAuliffe at Bastonge - Dec. 22nd, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Navajo CodeTalkers - Dec 21st, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole Profiles The American Ex-Prisoner of War Organization - Dec. 20th, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Operation Linebacker II - DEC 19th, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Typhoon Cobra - Disaster at Sea - Dec. 18 th, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole - One Vietnam Vets Battle with the VA - Dec.17th, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of The Bulge - Dec. 16th, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers THE COAST GUARD AT WAR - Dec.15th, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole - Help Save A Veterans Memorial - Dec.14th,2002
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIG HORN - Dec. 13th, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole Spotlights The DAV - Dec.12th, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers "Little Friends" - USAAF Fighter Escorts - Dec. 11th, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Siege of Khe Sanh - Dec. 10th, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole - Gulf War Syndrome: Fact vs. Fiction - Dec 9th, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole - Remembers The Inchon Landing - Dec. 8th, 2002
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Pearl Harbor - Dec. 7, 2002



We became a family of Foxhole FReepers. We all made new friends, helped each other through good and bad times, prayed together and shared our lives with each other, laughed and cried together.

It's been a wonderful journey. We still believe the smartest and nicest FReepers are right here in the Foxhole.
It is with great sadness that we must announce we cannot carry on as a daily thread. It's been tough going ever since we opened our store and we tried our best to continue but saw ourselves spending less and less time here discussing the subject at hand and too tired some nights to respond at all. We started slacking and felt bad that we were no longer giving 100% to our mission or to our "Foxhole family."

We appreciate the help given to us by so many from alfa6 doing threads for us, to PE taking on Flag Day and the daily flag-o-gram, PAR35 for cataloging the threads, Darksheare, feather, valin, PE, Iris7, Gator Navy and others who carried on for us and entertained guests or answered questions when we couldn't be around in the past. Many of you have helped others and engaged in conversations, shared your own experiences and have been a joy to have as part of the Foxhole and as part of Sam and my lives. It has been a wonderful "family" affair.

We will never forget Phil and his most excellent commentary and graphics. Phil you are dear to us and we missed you whenever you couldn't make it in. Thanks for personalizing all those graphics for us and for being an important Foxhole companion.

We won't forget any of you.

I shouldn't mention names because there are so many folks we will miss but we know you'll stay in touch in other ways. You've all contributed so much and kept us going through it all, Samwise, w_over_w, colorado tanker and others. The humor has been hysterical and we've had so much fun.

We have Foxhole FReepers who served in WWII and folks serving as we speak. We have Foxholers who offered support at home and others we only heard from occasionally but we always knew you were out there reading. Some folks we only heard from through freepmail, again, thanks for reading and sharing our thread.

Oh the people we've met and interacted with, some of which we consider personal friends.

We were never paid cash but we did get rewarded with the likes of Command Sgt. Maj Robert Rush (Retired), author of Hell in the Hurtgen Forest and many more great historical books. He is also the historian for the Army Center of Military History. He is a very dear fellow and so patient with snippy and her questions. Thanks for the books and e-mailed charts. ;-) "To the everlasting glory of the Infantry. Deeds, not words."

Jeff Head, (speaking of authors) thank you for your attention to the Foxhole from time to time. We have all five of your books, what a great series.

Early on Sam corresponded with Lt. Colonel Peter Domes of the Bundeswehr, a current German Officer who was putting together a reunion of the Hammelburg Raid. That was cool.

Folks all over the world have links on their sites to our threads. LOL. Oh boy, we're famous!

Thanks to all the folks who gave us advice and ideas. You know who you are and so do we. We appreciate it.

So many, many folks we won't forget.

Iris7 for always interesting and intelligent participation. Thanks for being a friend and sharing with us.

Pukin' Dog, our fighter pilot, who let us do a thread about him and run it the day we flew out to San Diego for our Tarawa visit.

Cholera Joe and his profile thread we did along with his trip to the USS Arizona memorial.

PAR35 for keeping us honest, though some call in nick-picking (but not us, LOL) and again, for all the work categorizing the threads.

w_over_w and his play by play of his trip to Virginia and the surrounding battlefields and all your questions. Isn't google great. XXOO

Aloha Ronnie for getting our site listed on Hal Moore's website for a time.

PsyOp for his posts and sharing information about his daughter serving in Iraq. PsyOp was also on the first thread.

Light Speed and his great posts, especially the Panther in Paris, and information on the USS Isherwood. Here on what we consider day one, the 7th.

Gator Navy for sharing with us while active and here from day one also, usually after everyone went to bed since he was posting from half a world away. ;-)

PnzrLdr, though relatively new to the Foxhole, we always enjoyed his knowledgeable and in-depth posts.

WNeighbor, another new friend who has been quite fun to have around. We expect to see you next time you're in Oregon.

USMCBombguy, yet another newbie to the Foxhole. We hate to leave so soon and look forward to hearing from you when you return from your search. Godspeed in helping find our Skyraider pilot from the Vietnam War.

Samwise, the teacher's pet hobbit. LOL. Forever 39 and shooting spitballs when we aren't looking.

Colonel_Flagg, creator of the infamous spankentruppen although Professional Engineer became the recruiter. I might mention here that Colonel Flagg is also a good and creative writer who's writings snippy has had the pleasure of reading.

GailA for her morning breakfasts and when time got short her cheery good mornings. She's been here from day one.

ex-snook, our WWII infantryman for sharing his personal experiences. An Operation Nordwind survivor (as the Nazis called it), also with us on day one. I'd like to share a post on that first day from ex-snook.

Right now I am listening to a tape my wife put on. It's playing 'Silent Night'. Around this time in 1944, we were landing in Marseille (sp?). We were first attached to Gen Patton's 3rd Army as he headed for Bastonne (sp?). We arrived at the then quiet front and we attended Midnight Mass on the top floor of a schoolhouse in Strassbourg.

All hell broke out on January 5 as the Nazis came across rhe Rhine and made their last attempt to win the Bulge. We were then an infantry regimental Task Force as the full Division with artillery had not yet arrived. The Nazis had white painted tanks and an experienced force that outnumbered us. We lost quite a few guys and had to retreat (for the last time).

Guys and dolls, pardon some old replay. War is hell, then, since and now. Our area today is covered with yesterday's snowstorm. Cold has always been an unwelcome reminder. Thanks again for the site and the chance to 'remember' (while I can {;-). Regards,

299 posted on 12/06/2002 5:28:39 PM PST by ex-snook


Aeronaut and his morning flyby.

aomagrat and his faithful (when not working overtime) classic ship posts and here on day one.

Johnny Gage and his daily Air Power we enjoyed so much in the earlier days.

archy for his knowledge of tanks also at the Foxhole the first day.

Cannoneer No. 4 also for his knowledge. I'll have to find someone else to take over the Treadhead Ping List for you. Stay safe over in Afghanistan and I still read your blog when I have time. Another good writer, imo.

Valin for the daily history and laugh, oh and your evil twin Carlos, too. Almost here from the start.

stand watie and his ever present "free dixie" and tales of his shoe buying lady. We love MP's !!!!!

radioastronomer, we miss you. Call.

alfa6 and his planes and his daughters work on the Treadhead graphic, thanks for the shirts and for doing a few threads for us.

Waterdragon, a wonderful lady who is a fellow Oregonian. Snippy still has your book from our visit.

Colorado tanker, taught snippy to like Grant. LOL. Very engaging and fun conversation.

HiJinx for a song and dance and here on day one.

Neil E. Wright, thanks for all the help offered and supporting pings over the years. We do still have a couple of threads waiting in the wings. w_over_w is working on one about his father, HiJinx is supposed to be writing down his history and I'd love to post more of Lee Heggy123's journals about his reenacting. I expect the threads would be few and far between.

Diver Dave. Who doesn't love the Navy? A FRiend from way back and on the first thread.

weldgophardline, a staunch activist FReeper supporting our troops, a FRiend to the Foxhole.

Lee Heggy 123 for sharing reenacting with us.

Tomball for some really great graphics in his posts.

Snopercod. Here, in and out from day 1.

steveegg, too.

The Mayor, thanks for the daily devotional and we remember you were here on day one also.

Tax-chick for sharing our threads with her son Billy. We are proud that the Foxhole has provided education for so many.

USARMYEOD for intelligent and informative posts, and funny too. :-)

E.G.C., always there with a morning hello a sometime nighttime BTTT and good Microsoft and Norton reminders. Here from the very 1st day.((Hugs))

Darksheare. Darksheare, Darksheare, Darksheare. LOL. Always popping in and out, bumping into things (usually invisible furniture) and generally hopping around, peeking in for a minute then gone. A good poetry writer and sketch artist. Funny as heck, too. His coffee is legend. Been with the Foxhole since Day 1 as have quite a few of you.

Folks have written us asking for information to help them find relatives or comrades, in fact we were able to bring together a man looking for shipmates of his father. His father had drowned in Typhoon Cobra and he eventually was able to meet the survivors and other relatives of crew members.

And across the sea we met our dear friend Matthew Paul from Poland. What a wonderful personal relationship developed and continues.

You all provided a forum where we could share our USS Tarawa visit. Although snippy's friendship with the Senior Chief didn't start at the Foxhole, it was FR that brought us together and we still continue our friendship today.

To Ted and Paul, (you know who you are), thank you both for supporting us in our store. It's such fun to be able to talk to a fellow FReeper and FRiend. Yeah, you too PE. :-). And thanks to you Ted for always calling to chat and see how we are. Ours is a friendship that will also go beyond the Foxhole.

Bentfeather, what can we say...through the years you and Sam have been dear friends and you even got us both to post poetry and we've had great fun on your poetry thread. Another author we got to know. :-) By the way, we loaned your poetry book to a customer, she in turn brought us in a sonnet she wrote, remind us to mail it to you. You know where we are. :-)

radu, we can't forget you, yet another "old" friend who mostly comes out at night. You crazy, cat loving, hot rod woman! LOL.

Victoriadelsoul, another "old" friend with an always cheerful greeting. We are still trying to figure out if that graphic is a monkey or a teddy bear.

We've shared gifts, ideas, typos and comradery, letters and phone calls, across this great country of of our and even across the oceans, supported our troops together and generally had a grand ol' time, something Sam and I will never forget. The best payment of all was interacting with and becoming friends with so many of you. We hold you all dear to our hearts.

Remember now, we aren't leaving FR, we just can't continue running a daily thread. We'll check in and post a thread from time to time or see you all on other threads. If we are on your ping list, keep us there.

Some of you we only saw on Holidays or other threads.




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We'll see you around. Love, Sam and Snippy.

Thanks for the Memories, all of you. :-)

To: Darksheare
We used to piss off our Platoon SGt by yelling "We blow shit up" everytime we fell into formation, we were supposed to yell "High Angle Hell".
323 posted on 12/06/2002 5:57:48 PM PST by SAMWolf










SAMWolf and bentfeather











This purple heart is awarded to all Foxholian Grenadiers

From PhilDragoo on Valentines Day


Honor our defenders is the motto of the Foxhole.











Good morning Snippy.




Thirty years from now when you're sitting around
your fireside with your grandson on your knee,
and he asks you, What did you do in the great World War Three?
You won't have to say Well I shovelled sh!t over at DU.
No, sir, you will be able to tell him I fought like hell from the Foxhole,
and we went through Kerry and the Huns like crap through a goose.
Phil Dragoo - 02/24/2004



1 posted on 10/02/2005 10:24:08 PM PDT by snippy_about_it
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On This Day In History - from Valin


- for Taglinus threads





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Colorado tanker's happy hat


Good morning everyone!

To all our military men and women past and present, military family members, and to our allies who stand beside us
ThankYou!

(((HUGZ))) all 'round! - from radu




2 posted on 10/02/2005 10:24:49 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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Good Morning Everybody.
You Know The Drill
Click the Pics
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Click here to Contribute to FR: Do It Now! ;-) Click Here to Select Music Click Here to Select More Music

Coffee & Donuts J - from Fiddlstix

3 posted on 10/02/2005 10:25:48 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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Present! - from manna

Hi Manna!








for stainlessbanner, part of the Foxhole's southern contingent


4 posted on 10/02/2005 10:26:32 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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Our Military Today
Team Village


Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division's B Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry walk to meet with the village leader of Shuranam, Afghanistan, during a team village mission, Sept. 25, 2003. The troops, based at Kandahar Army Airfield, visited the village to gather information on any Taliban sightings or weapon caches in the area that could be a threat to U.S. and coalition forces. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Hugo A. Baray-Vasquez


U.S. Army Sgt. Mark Hammerbacher with the 308th Tactical Psychological Operations, left, and Capt. Toby Moore, commander of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, right, take notes on the information given by the village leader of Shuranam the team village mission, Sept. 25, 2003. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Hugo A. Baray-Vasquez


A soldier with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry sets up a blockade with concertina wire near the village of Shuranam during the team village mission, Sept. 25, 2003. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Hugo A. Baray-Vasquez


U.S. Army Pvt. Swindell White with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry pulls security inside the village of Shuranam during a team village mission, Sept. 25, 2003. U.S. Army photo by Pfc.Hugo A. Baray-Vasquez


Soldiers take a break before heading to their next objective near the village of Shuranam during a team village mission, Sept. 25, 2003. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Hugo A. Baray-Vasquez



FRee dixie,sw - from stand watie


5 posted on 10/02/2005 10:27:18 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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Today's classic warship
- from aomagrat




Air Power
"Over the hump"

C-46 "Commando"


Douglas C-47 Skytrain / Dakota


Douglas C-54 Skymaster




Time Out: 07:06
KMG-365 - from Johnny Gage














6 posted on 10/02/2005 10:29:05 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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7 posted on 10/02/2005 10:30:16 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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8 posted on 10/02/2005 10:33:59 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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Roger, over and out





Today's Educational Sources and suggestions for further reading:

All our previous threads. :-)
9 posted on 10/02/2005 10:34:52 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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.....

Sam's first quote on the 12/6/03 thread:

'Unless we fail in our objective -- this thread is designed to stir your emotions and memories and to bring out the patriotism in you.'

-- SAMWolf, US Army Veteran


10 posted on 10/02/2005 10:35:33 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

Bookmarked.

Thanks for the years of good work.


11 posted on 10/02/2005 10:38:23 PM PDT by EternalHope (Boycott everything French forever. Including their vassal nations.)
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To: Cannoneer No. 4; Allen H; Colonial Warrior; texianyankee; vox_PL; Bigturbowski; ruoflaw; ...




To The FReeper Foxhole

Good Monday Morning Everyone.

Warning: Today's thread is graphic heavy

If you want to be added to our ping list, let us know.


12 posted on 10/02/2005 10:39:41 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: EternalHope

Thank you. We'll be around now and then. ;-)


13 posted on 10/02/2005 10:54:20 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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Showcasing America's finest, and those who betray them!


Please click on the banner above and check out this newly created (and still under construction) website created by FReeper Coop!



Veterans for Constitution Restoration is a non-profit, non-partisan educational and grassroots activist organization.





Actively seeking volunteers to provide this valuable service to Veterans and their families.

Thanks to quietolong for providing this link.



We here at Blue Stars For A Safe Return are working hard to honor all of our military, past and present, and their families. Inlcuding the veterans, and POW/MIA's. I feel that not enough is done to recognize the past efforts of the veterans, and remember those who have never been found.

I realized that our Veterans have no "official" seal, so we created one as part of that recognition. To see what it looks like and the Star that we have dedicated to you, the Veteran, please check out our site.

Veterans Wall of Honor

Blue Stars for a Safe Return



NOW UPDATED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30th, 2004




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LINK TO FOXHOLE THREADS INDEXED by PAR35

14 posted on 10/02/2005 11:00:36 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
I wan't the only one shooting spitballs!


15 posted on 10/02/2005 11:00:44 PM PDT by Samwise (The media is "stuck on stupid.")
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To: snippy_about_it
The FReeper Foxhole threads are a Free Republic Institution.

They will be sorely missed. Heartfelt thanks and God bless you and SAM.

16 posted on 10/02/2005 11:01:21 PM PDT by KDD (A wink is as good as a nod to a blind horse.)
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To: Samwise

Did you put that typo in there on purpose? LOL. You're such a suck up to Sam.


btw, you're on #8 on my speed dial. Thanks for calling with your kind words and wishes.


17 posted on 10/02/2005 11:02:58 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; All


Snippy_About_It and SAMWolf
The Freeper FoxHole's Host and Hostess
On the bridge of the USS TARAWA, San Diego.
9/04/03

Ahhh the memories, almost 3 years of our lives, we met such great people, it was a hard decision to have to give it up but we found less and less time to devote to the Foxhole. We already miss you all. :-(

I'd like to give a special thanks to Snippy for all the hard work she put in to this final daily thread.

You've been the best partner and friend a man could ask for.

18 posted on 10/02/2005 11:03:34 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: KDD

Awww. You're so very sweet. Thank you.


19 posted on 10/02/2005 11:04:29 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

Typo? It's a computer virus I tell you. ;^)


20 posted on 10/02/2005 11:04:35 PM PDT by Samwise (The media is "stuck on stupid.")
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To: Samwise

It's the typo queen. ;-)


21 posted on 10/02/2005 11:04:58 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Darksheare

**sniff**

No more daily Foxhole pings?

I'm gonna need more coffee in the mornings, then. Where's Darksheare and the salt?


22 posted on 10/02/2005 11:05:08 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Plug the Dike ~ Drain the Swamp ~)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf

Both of you thank you for your undying support to the troops and veterans. And for keeping them memories of those that have sacrificed for this country alive. You are both true patriots. A salute to you both!


23 posted on 10/02/2005 11:06:21 PM PDT by Americanwolf ("You are stuck on Stupid" --- Army Lt. Gen. Russell Honore)
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To: KDD

Thanks for the kind words, KDD.

I've been told more than once I should be institutionalized. ;-) Looks like I made it.


24 posted on 10/02/2005 11:06:58 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: EternalHope

The best part is we had fun doing it.


25 posted on 10/02/2005 11:07:46 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: SAMWolf
I'd like to give a special thanks to Snippy for all the hard work she put in to this final daily thread.

I had to. You're such a slacker.

You've been the best partner and friend a man could ask for.

Awww, don't go all mushy on me now. Heck, I miss us already. I'm not going to be able to sleep.

I guess this is where I should thank you for inviting me to partner up with you in the first place. What a joy ride it's been. My buddy, my pal. You're the best.

26 posted on 10/02/2005 11:07:53 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Samwise
It's a computer virus I tell you.

Yep, and you're 39. BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!

27 posted on 10/02/2005 11:09:36 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: HiJinx
Where's Darksheare and the salt?

You know Darksheare, his Foxhole was always a mess, good like finding anything but the empty beer cans in there.

28 posted on 10/02/2005 11:09:45 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: Americanwolf

Thank you, Americanwolf.


29 posted on 10/02/2005 11:11:22 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: Americanwolf

Thank you for those kind words and thank you for your service. Go Navy!


30 posted on 10/02/2005 11:12:51 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
You're such a slacker.

I am not!!

I just didn't have the heart to do it, just too wimpy I guess

31 posted on 10/02/2005 11:13:13 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: HiJinx

Hiya jinxy.


32 posted on 10/02/2005 11:13:58 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: HiJinx; snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; DollyCali; Victoria Delsoul

Gonna miss the Foxhole as a daily thread.
Also going to miss dropping by.

There is a pic of me in uniform, Dolly posted it here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1494066/posts?page=154#154

I'm the yutz with his finger in his ear.
I lost an ear plug that day during a blank shoot for the 1812 overture.
;-)


Coffee?
Sure, here goes:

In 12 cup drip percolator pot, fill to 6 cup mark with water.
In filter, put 6 heaping scoops of coffee.
Medium roast works best, just make sure it's a robust blend.
Found a maxwellhouse 'medium roast' that was rather anemic.
Put pinch of salt in filter, about as much as it would take to cover the surface of a dime with one even layer.
This keeps the coffee from tasting burned too quickly, it doesn't age well brewed this way.

Brew, recirculate if need be, usually not.
Add sugar and dairy creamer.
Creamora and coffeemate are not recommended unless you like the heart racing that Ranger Pudding gives.
That, and the nondairy creamer will give you both a headache and a buzz with the coffee.


I usually put about 8 spoons of sugar in this stuff, it ends up being like Russian Kava, thick and sweet with that bitter overtone to it.

Oh, and I am NOT responsible for seeming demonic possession of the coffeepot, or the coffeepot ending up acting as if it has been damaged.

Be sure NOT to add creamora or coffeemate to the brew, unless you LIKE ranger pudding style heart racing.
When I brew that stuff for myself, I recirculate the stuff to brew a second time, but that's me for my own personal enjoyment, and it may wreck the coffeepot.
Don't forget the salt, it's important to the finished brew.

Be sure you don't use non-dairy creamer.


Heading off to bed for now.
See everyone in the morning.
Pleasant evening.


May your travels be full of wonder, and your days be prosperous and bright.


33 posted on 10/02/2005 11:21:28 PM PDT by Darksheare (There is a Possum in the works.)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf

It's been a GREAT presentation and along with everyone else, I'm gonna miss the daily root beer youse guys served up to the Foxhole, and the history lessons you provided.

Best wishes to y'all and our Lord's Blessings to you. 'Tis a great service you provided.

Salute! ....two

BTW, isn't that Multnomah Falls in the background? We stopped there and hiked up to the bridge a couple years ago. Beautiful!


34 posted on 10/03/2005 12:06:11 AM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I CAN Face Tomorrow)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; U S Army EOD; All
SAM, Snippy,

Your accomplishment, this Foxhole, has been a great blessing to me. I become mean spirited from disappointment, so many disappointments over the years, about how Viet Nam was lost, about Clinton, of all of God's creation, being elected President, twice. How about all of us looking into the very jaws of slavery, of Hell, as the truly evil guys seem to so steadily win. Right now.

So, anyway, I have looked forward to reading all the thread every day, and if I miss one, two in one day. All of you have been a great help. As the say in the Naval Service, "I sh** you not."

And special thanks to U S Army EOD. A dang lot of years ago Navy EOD saved my hide, and it was terribly unlikely I even came to know that it happened. I suspect this happened more than once.

Those VC people loved that stuff. Like the al Queda does in Iraq.

You will say, "Couldn't have been me, I'm Army." Each GI is sui generis, of course, absolutely unique. But at the same time each GI is just a guy trying to do his duty, uniformed, under orders, just like every GI. In that same way I owe every EOD guy something. My salute, Sir.

Still can handle one more war. This time I will need plenty of naps. Still ready.

35 posted on 10/03/2005 1:07:26 AM PDT by Iris7 ("Let me go to the house of the Father." Last words of His Holiness John Paul II)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf
Wow...
It's been that long. Time sure flies when everyone's having so much fun.

It's been a pleasure to have spent the time in the foxhole. I've learned a lot over the days, and my only regret is that I haven't been around much this past year and not being able to grace these threads with AIR POWER

*sniff* I'm gonna miss you guys!!!!!!!!!!!

 


Time Out: 03:57
KMG-365

36 posted on 10/03/2005 2:01:45 AM PDT by Johnny Gage (Democrat + SUV = Oxymoron)
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To: snippy_about_it

Good morning Snippy nad everyone at the Freeper Foxhole.


37 posted on 10/03/2005 2:59:38 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: snippy_about_it; sam
Aw, you guys, I'm going to miss your threads. They have entertained and educated me; the first thing I looked for in the morning when I turn on the computer. I've bookmarked so many in my "History" & "Confederate History" files, they look like Free Republic files instead, and I've used many of your articles for our historical programs at U.D.C. meetings. You helped me so much to find information on my father's service -- more than I could from the Veteran's Administration (their files had burned), and even led me to find a relative buried at Camp Chase, Ohio. Three generations of genealogists didn't know he had taken his step-father's name during The War. It was wonderful sharing the flags in our church with you. It brought pride to my heart and tears to my eyes to see them so beautifully displayed, then to be able to share the experience with like minded friends made it even more wonderful.

"'Unless we fail in our objective -- this thread is designed to stir your emotions and memories and to bring out the patriotism in you.'
-- SAMWolf, US Army Veteran"

Mission accomplished SAMWolf and snippy_about_it.
38 posted on 10/03/2005 3:20:09 AM PDT by Humal
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To: snippy_about_it

Thanks, guys. You did a great job educating people about the value and valor of our troops through history. I have a feeling I'm going to be hitting the archived threads once a day, just to keep up.

Thanks, for all you do.


39 posted on 10/03/2005 3:51:44 AM PDT by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: snippy_about_it
Thanks to both of you for the wonderful posts through the years!

Duck

40 posted on 10/03/2005 4:00:01 AM PDT by Mr Ducklips
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf
As a rare poster but daily reader, please let me repeat what Humal just wrote: "I'm going to miss your threads. They have entertained and educated me."

You've helped make FR a special place. Thanks for all the work you've put in.

SAHM
41 posted on 10/03/2005 4:26:57 AM PDT by StayAt HomeMother
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To: snippy_about_it
Snippy, You will be missed. Thank you from FredHead, 20 years in the Navy and crewmember of the USS Nimitz, USS John F. Kennedy, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, and son of WWII 8th Infantry Division Vet
42 posted on 10/03/2005 5:03:14 AM PDT by fredhead ( I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. - Patton)
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DANG nabit, I am going to miss the daily Foxhole thread, I can't say that I have read every one. But it's been darn close. On my off days and on the day shift the Foxhole was the first thing I would look for after booting up the computer. And when I was on nites I would almost wear out the mouse button looking for the Foxhole.

I can't think of any great words to say other than I wish I could have helped out more.

So with a big ol lift of the alfa6 lid I've gotta say thanks for the memories.

A fitting picture I hope as SAM and snippy fly off into the sunset, sort of, of the Freeper foxhole

Warm Regards alfa6 ;>}

43 posted on 10/03/2005 5:12:21 AM PDT by alfa6
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To: snippy_about_it; bentfeather; Samwise; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor
Good morning ladies. Flag-o-Gram.

President George W. Bush walks with Judge John Roberts, his wife, Jane Marie Sullivan Roberts, and Associate Justice John Paul Stevens to the East Room of the White House Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, where Judge Roberts was sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States. White House photo by Paul Morse
Full Story

44 posted on 10/03/2005 5:50:56 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (See my book, "Percussive Maintenance For Dummies")
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To: snippy_about_it

Thank you so much for this. I can't tell you how much I have learned and ow many good people have seen post here. The thread will be missed.


45 posted on 10/03/2005 6:03:31 AM PDT by Steelerfan
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To: snippy_about_it

I have been so enriched by these threads. Doing a daily takes dedication and hard work. Maybe it could become a bi-weekly or something? Gonna miss this really bad.

Thank you so much for all you have done. Perhaps we'll meet someday. Gosh! I'm sounding like someone died...I'll still be in touch with you and Sam. I'll have a good read for you about Christmas and the big event next Summer at Wilsons Creek.

I wish you both all the success in the world.

Lee


46 posted on 10/03/2005 6:09:42 AM PDT by Leg Olam ("There is no Hell. There is only France." F. Zappa)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf
What a ride it has been!

"Above and beyond the call of duty."

Thank you!

47 posted on 10/03/2005 6:17:32 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of ye Chace (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: snippy_about_it

Thank you all so much for the foxhole reports! You all were truly dedicated to the mission. I marvel at all of the FReepers who take the time to produce daily threads and serial threads throughout FR. God bless you both and everyone in the FReeper family!


48 posted on 10/03/2005 6:17:48 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf

Good luck to both of you!!

And many thanks for all of your work on the Foxhole!

manna


49 posted on 10/03/2005 6:24:27 AM PDT by manna
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To: snippy_about_it

On This Day In History


Birthdates which occurred on October 03:
1605 Li Tzu-ch'eng Chinese revolutionary, dethroned last Ming emperor
1728 Christian d'Oriola France, foils (Olympic-gold-1952, 56)
1800 George Bancroft historian (Hall of Fame)
1803 John Gorrie inventor (cold-air process of refrigeration)
1804 Townsend Harris 1st Western consul to reside in Japan
1844 Sir Patrick Manson "Father of tropical medicine"
1854 William Crawford Gorgas US, Surgeon-Gen, help cure yellow fever
1886 Henri Alain-Fournier French novelist (Le Grand Meaulnes)
1888 Carl von Ossietzky Germany, journalist, pacifist (Nobel 1935)
1899 Gertrude Berg Harlem NYC, actress (Molly Goldberg-The Goldbergs)
1900 Thomas Wolfe American novelist (Look Homeward Angel)
1904 Charles Pedersen UK, biochemist (Nobel 1987)
1911 Michael Hordern England, actor (Friar Domingo-Shogun)
1923 Stanislaw Skrowaczewski Lwow Poland, conductor (Die Zauberfl”te)
1925 Gore Vidal writer/playwright (Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln, Burr)
1928 Erik Bruhn Copenhagen Denmark, dancer (Natl Ballet of Canada)
1935 Abdon Pamich Italy, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1964)
1935 Charles M Duke Jr Charlotte NC, Brig Gen USAF/astronaut (Apol 16)
1937 Eli Jacobs baseball owner (Baltimore Orioles)
1938 Eddie Cochran Okla City, rocker (C'Mon Everybody)
1939 James Darren Phila, actor/singer (Gidget, Diamond Head)
1940 Jean Ratelle NHL center (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
1941 Chubby Checker singer (The Twist)
1945 Viktor Saneyev USSR, triple jumper (Olympic-3 gold/1 silv-1968-80)
1947 Lindsey Buckingham rocker (Fleetwood Mac-Rumours, Tusk)
1950 Pamela Hensley Glendale Calif, actress (Buck Rogers in 25th Century)
1951 Dave Winfield baseball outfielder (NY Yankee)
1951 Kathryn D Sullivan Paterson NJ, PhD/astro (STS 41-G, 28, 31, 45)
1956 Hart Bochner actor (Supergirl, Die Hard)
1959 Jack Wagner rocker/actor (General Hospital, Santa Barbara)
1962 Tommy Lee Greece, rock drummer (Motley Cre), wed Heather Locklear
1963 Patrick Flatley Ontario, right winger (NY Islanders, Oly-4 gold-1988)
1969 Shane Butterworth actor (Timmy-Bad News Bears)



Deaths which occurred on October 03:

1226 St. Francis of Assisi (b.1182), founder of the Franciscan order, died.
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06221a.htm

1283 Dafydd ap Gruffyd, last monarch of Gwynnedd (North-Wales), dies
1564 Christophorus Fabritius, [Christoffel Smit], calvinist vicar, burned at the stake
1656 Myles Standish Plymouth Colony leader, dies (birth date unknown)
1959 William Bishop actor (Steve-It's a Great Life), dies at 42
1967 Woodrow Wilson "Woodie" Guthrie, US folk singer/guitarist, of Huntington's Chorea at 55
1965 Zachary Scott actor (Spotlight Playhouse), dies at 51
1983 John K.M. McCaffery TV host (One Minute Please), dies at 69
1985 Charles Collingwood newscaster (Chronicles), dies at 68
1985 Maurice Copeland actor (Ralph-Those Young Charmings), dies at 74
1988 Franz Josef Strauss German FR min of defense (1956-62), dies at 73
1988 Generoso Pope Jr National Enquirer owner, dies at 61
1990 Stefano Casiraghi Princess Caroline of Monaco husband, dies at 30
1999 Akio Morita, Sony co-founder dies 78
2004 Janet Leigh (77), actress "Psycho,"
2005 The FReeper Foxhole



Take A Moment To Remember
GWOT Casualties

Iraq
03-Oct-2003 2 | US: 2 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Specialist James H. Pirtle Sadiyah - Diyala Hostile - hostile fire - grenade
US Private 1st Class Charles M. Sims Baghdad Non-hostile - drowning

03-Oct-2004 3 | US: 3 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Staff Sergeant James L. Pettaway Jr. Brooke Army Med Center, TX Non-hostile - vehicle accident
US Sergeant Russell L. Collier Taji (NW of Baghdad) - Salah ad Din Hostile - hostile fire
US Sergeant Christopher S. Potts Taji (NW of Baghdad) - Salah ad Din Hostile - hostile fire


Afghanistan
10/03/03 Kimbrough, Paul W. Lieutenant Colonel 44 Army Reserve 416th Engineering Command, Team 28 Illness Incirlik, Turkey Little Rock Arkansas


http://icasualties.org/oif/
Data research by Pat Kneisler
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The Wounded Warrior Project was founded to give a voice to this new generation of veterans facing unique issues and problems. The Project fills the vital need for a coordinated, united effort to enable wounded veterans to aid and assist each other and to readjust to civilian life.


On this day...
2333BC Tangun establishes kingdom of Chosun (Korea) (legendary)
1264 Comet said to predict the death of Pope Urban IV is last seen
1430 Jews are expelled from Eger Bohemia
1569 Battle of Montcontour: Duke of Anjou defeats the Huguenots
1650 The English parliament declares its rule over the fledgling American colonies
1678 Taj Mahal was completed
1789 Washington proclaims the 1st national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26
(Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"
Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us. And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.)
1862 Battle of Corinth, Miss
1863 Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day
1904 Mary McLeod Bethune opens Daytona Normal & Industrial School

1913 Federal Income Tax signed into law (at 1%)
(Hey, it's only 1%. And besides most people will never have to pay it as it's only on the rich, and they can afford it.)

1918 Boris becomes king of Bulgaria
1920 NFL (then American Pro Football Association) plays 1st games
1929 The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes officially changes its name to Yugoslavia
1922 1st facsimile photo send over city telephone lines, Washington, DC
1928 French sub "Ondine" sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42
1929 Kingdom of Serbs, Croats & Slovenes changes name to Yugoslavia
1931 The comic strip Dick Tracy first appears in the New York News
1940 U.S. Army adopts airborne, or parachute, soldiers.
1941 Adolf Hitler declared in a speech in Berlin that Russia had been "broken" and would "never rise again."
1941 "Maltese Falcon," starring Humphrey Bogart as detective Sam Spade, opened. It was directed by John Huston (34).
1941 All elderly Jewish men of Kerenchug Ukraine, are killed by SS
1942 Launch of the 1st A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km)
1945 World Federation of Trade Unions formed; CIO a member
1947 1st telescope lens 200" (508 cm) in diameter completed
1947 With only 1 out to go, Yankee Floyd Beven gives up a double breaking his world series no-hit bid, it scored 2 runs & he lost the game (World Series #44)
1948 NFL becomes 1st sport televised as sport of the week
1949 WERD, 1st black-owned radio station, opens in Atlanta
1950 1st black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV (Beulah)
1951 Bobby Thompson won the pennant for the New York Giants by hitting a home run off of Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers at the New York Polo Grounds before 20,000 empty seats. A "shot is heard around the world" when New York Giants outfielder Bobby Thomson hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, beating the Brooklyn Dodgers 5-4 to win the National League pennant.
1952 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca
1954 "Father Knows Best" premieres
1955 "Captain Kangaroo" premieres, Good Morning, Captain!
1955 "Mickey Mouse Club" premieres
1955 Soviet battleship "Novorossiisk" strikes WW II mine in Baltic Sea
1960 SF's White House dept store 1st to accept BankAmericard
1960 "The Andy Griffith Show" premiered on CBS-TV
1961 "Dick Van Dyke Show" premieres on CBS-TV
1961 "Mr Ed" premieres
1962 Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit
1965 Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher
1967 William Knight sets X-15 speed rec of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72
1968 Military coup overthrows Pres Fernando Bela£nde Terry in Peru
1970 Baseball umpires call their 1st strike
1971 Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000
1971 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub joins The Coast Guard Auxillary. It's reported that Osama Bin Laden....soils himself, Saddam Hussein starts looking for a hole to hide in, Don Rumsfeld is quoted as saying "About damn time! Lets get this show on the road."
1972 Spaceflight 71-2 launched; 1st flexible substrate photovoltaic flown
1974 Bundy victim (?) Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah
1974 Frank Robinson becomes baseball's 1st black manager (Cleve Indians)
1974 Watergate trial begins
1978 Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London
1981 Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast end 7-mo hunger strike
1982 Cox 4 rowing record set at 12:52 for 99 miles (Geneva, Switzerland)
1982 Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours
1983 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in UK
1985 21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched
1986 Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die
1987 Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile
1988 26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-days
1988 Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months)
1988 WBMW-FM, Wash DC changes calls to WJFK & begins airing Howard Stern
1989 Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails
1990 East Germany & West Germany merge to become Germany
1990 George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades
1990 Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 HRs (& 51st)
1990 Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obscenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
1991 Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton entered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

1993 Eighteen US Rangers and Delta Force specialists died in a botched raid in Somalia and over 70 were wounded. In 1999 Mark Bowden published "Black Hawk Dawn," an account of the failed attempt to capture Mohammed Farrah Aidid. At least 500 Somalis were killed and 1,000 injured

1994 Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon
1997 In response to Republican calls to appoint an independent counsel to investigate the fund-raising practices of President Clinton and Vice President Gore, Atty. Gen. Janet Reno said there was "no evidence whatsoever" that the president solicited campaign contributions in exchange for favorable treatment.
1997 Algerian terrorists kill 38 people at the village of Mahelma. Throats of the victims were slit, heads were cut off and houses were set on fire.
2003 In Las Vegas a tiger attacked magician Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy during a performance


Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Bangladesh : Jamat Ul-Wida
Barbados : United Nations Day/Clerks' Holiday
Germany : Reunion Day "Tag der Deutsche Einheit" (1990)
Honduras : Moraz n Day/Soldier's Day
Iraq : Independence Day (1932)
Netherlands : Relief of Leyden Day (1573-74)
South Korea : National Foundation Day (2333 BC)
Missouri : Missouri Day
World : Child Health Day, Universal Children's Day (1928) Moroccan New Year.
Virus Appreciation Day
National Clock Month


Religious Observances
Unification Church : Foundation day for nation of the unified world
Old Catholic : Feast of St Therese of the Child Jesus-Little Flower
Feast of St. Candidus, martyr.
Feast of St. Francis Borgia, Confessor.


Religious History
1692 In Massachusetts, Increase Mather published his "Cases of Conscience Concerning Evil Spirits," which effectively brought an end to the Salem Witch Trials which had begun earlier this year.
1778 Anglican clergyman and hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'A real conviction of our weakness we cannot learn merely from books or preachers. The providence of God concurs ... in making us acquainted with ourselves.'
1832 Birth of Carolina (aka Lina Sandell) Berg, hymnwriter. Known as the "Fanny Crosby of Sweden," her most enduring songs which survive today are: "Day by Day (And With Each Passing Moment)" and "Children of the Heavenly Father."
1875 Hebrew Union College was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio under Jewish auspices. It was the first Jewish college in America to train men for the rabbinate.
1929 The Church of Scotland merged with the United Free Church of Scotland, retaining the name Church of Scotland. Though it maintains an official state connection, its ecclesiastical government is presbyterian (elder-led) in nature.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.


Brothers fined for keeping 'pet ghost'

A village council in eastern India has fined two brothers for keeping a pet ghost.
Iswar and Haripada Murmu, of Akshaypur in West Bengal, were accused of owning a ghost after one of their wives died.

An exorcist summoned by villagers claimed the brothers' pet ghost was "responsible for a recent outbreak of disease in the locality".
Village elders said they were bringing evil to the village and fined them the equivalent of £360, reports the Deccan Chronicle.
The paper reports that the brothers had to mortgage their agricultural land to raise the money.
They now risk losing everything unless they can pay the money back within two months.

District magistrate Mukul Sarkar said: "I will immediately inquire into the matter and if there is any truth to it, the district administration will take the necessary action."



Thought for the day :
"With history one can never be certain, but I think I can safely say that Aristotle Onassis would not have married Mrs. Khrushchev."
Gore Vidal


50 posted on 10/03/2005 6:34:31 AM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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