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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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To: Mr Ducklips

You're welcome Mr Ducklips, we hope you enjoyed some of them as much as we enjoyed putting them together.


151 posted on 10/03/2005 7:57:37 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: StayAt HomeMother

Snippy and I always appreciated the "rare poster but daily reader", we knew you guys were out there.


152 posted on 10/03/2005 7:59:47 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: alfa6

Thanks alfa6. LOL. I can't believe you aren't on the ping list. How did that happen?

Jen posted the first thread, that's all, everyone after that was Sam until I came along. Jen was instrumental in getting permission from JR to have a daily back then but I have to step in to say the work was all done by Sam.

That being said the hardest part is finding pictures or drawings to go with material you find which usually does not have pictures. Then deciding where you want them within the articles. Coming up with ideas takes time too, especially after 1,000 of them are already done. LOL. First the idea, then find the material, then the pictures then put it all together. Phew!

We truly did love it when we had the time, it was a labor of love.


153 posted on 10/03/2005 8:00:14 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
May the Good Lord Bless and keep you all.

I have seldom posted here but did spend a good deal of time reading the intro to each thread.

HoustonCurmudgeon
Former Sgt. 1/81 Field Artillery (Pershing)
3/71 - 12/73

154 posted on 10/03/2005 8:01:02 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (Houston - Showing New Orleans how it's done.)
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To: fredhead

Thanks for your service Fredhead and your dad's.


155 posted on 10/03/2005 8:01:15 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: alfa6

Great pic alfa6. Thanks for all the support you've given Snipp and I and the Foxhole. Feel free to keep posting your threads as "The Freeper Foxhole" whenever the fancy hits you, you have the template, just remember to ping Snippy and I. :-)


156 posted on 10/03/2005 8:03:13 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: Steelerfan

Thanks Steelerfan. We really wish we could keep going daily, but we put off this decision as long as we could.


157 posted on 10/03/2005 8:04:23 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: alfa6

P.S.

You have two new EMAILS. ;-)


158 posted on 10/03/2005 8:07:10 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer

PE. Thanks for all the laughs, sharing Bitty Girl and Spider boy with us. I always looked forward to your Flag-O-Gram wondering what you'd come up with and what "size" it would be.

P.S. You're still in charge of BicycleSpankenTruppen (which shows up in Google) recruitment.


159 posted on 10/03/2005 8:07:39 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Thanks Victoria. We'll see you around FR I'm sure.


160 posted on 10/03/2005 8:08:06 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 can't believe you aren't on the ping list. How did that happen?

Easy answer to your question, I never asked.

Off to bed for me as 4:30 will be here soon enough

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

161 posted on 10/03/2005 8:09:25 PM PDT by alfa6 (Once I get this shoulder fixed MORE FOXHOLES :-))
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To: Lee Heggy123

Thanks for all your posts on the WBTS, it was really rewarding to see it through the eyes of a re-enactor. Snippy and I really enjoyed your journal, thanks for letting us share it with the Foxhole. Look forward to the next installment.


162 posted on 10/03/2005 8:09:36 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: snippy_about_it

Glad to hear that. Best of luck to you both.


163 posted on 10/03/2005 8:10:29 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: AnAmericanMother
You're welcome, AnAmericanMother. It sure has been a ride. :-)


164 posted on 10/03/2005 8:11:27 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: bonehead4freedom

Thanks bonehead. I'll tell you what, I don't miss Ohio at all! I still get ping to Ohio items and I saw ol' Daft was voted near the bottom of the Governor rankings across the land. LOL. And the Mayor in Columbus, egad. What a mess I left. Of course Portland Oregon is way left leaning. Another case of the big cities here being left and the rest of the state being right, just not enough to get good politicians (if there is such a thing) in office.


165 posted on 10/03/2005 8:11:38 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: E.G.C.

((hugs)) EGC. We'll run into you every now and again I expect. Thanks for your daily devotion to the Foxhole.


166 posted on 10/03/2005 8:12:36 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: rabidralph

Thanks rabidralph. I wonder if any of us "Daily Threaders" knew what we were getting into. :-) It was a blast, just wish we had the time available.


167 posted on 10/03/2005 8:13:06 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon

Thank you HC. Good tagline. LOL.

Thank you for letting us know you were out there looking in on us and thank you for your service.


168 posted on 10/03/2005 8:16:47 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: manna
Hi Manna!


169 posted on 10/03/2005 8:19:54 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: Valin

Now I'm never gonna know what happened "On this Day in History" :-( Thanks for you're daily history run down and "commentary" buried in between the lines. It was always fun to try and find one item to "expand" on.


170 posted on 10/03/2005 8:23:52 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: SAMWolf

LOL, because only I could lose ONE earplug during a blank shoot.
;-)


171 posted on 10/03/2005 8:24:46 PM PDT by Darksheare (There is a Possum in the works.)
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To: Valin
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.

Heck, that's been the story of my life, and the government takes even that. GRRRRRR!

172 posted on 10/03/2005 8:25:01 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: snippy_about_it

Thanks for all your work. The threads have been great. I like your picture in front of Multnomah Falls, too.


173 posted on 10/03/2005 8:25:16 PM PDT by Rocky (Air America: Robbing the poor to feed the Left)
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To: ex-snook

Thanks ex-snook.

And in case we never said it, Thanks for stopping the Nazi's cold in Alsace and sharing your experience here.


174 posted on 10/03/2005 8:26:43 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: F-117A
You're Welcome


175 posted on 10/03/2005 8:28:53 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; Victoria Delsoul; DollyCali; NoCmpromiz; DJ MacWoW

My grandfather(on the right) and a friend of his.
B.J. Cotterman.
Thanks to my parents for providing the pic.
176 posted on 10/03/2005 8:28:54 PM PDT by Darksheare (There is a Possum in the works.)
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To: Rocky

You've been here since 1998 and STILL don't have anything on your FR homepage. LOL.


Thanks for your kind words.


177 posted on 10/03/2005 8:29:42 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: PAR35
Maybe a "Freeper Foxhole Friday"? I'll have to see if I can con talk Snippy into it
178 posted on 10/03/2005 8:30:17 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: Darksheare

Darksheare you really take after your grandad don't you. Thanks for posting the picture.


179 posted on 10/03/2005 8:31:06 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: w_over_w

Thanks w_over_w.

Loved the posts about your "War Between the States Battlefield" tour. I thought I was the only one who could "feel" those places.


180 posted on 10/03/2005 8:32:51 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Ok. I'll bite, whats the clicker method?


181 posted on 10/03/2005 8:33:32 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: Samwise
You've been a good teacher, SAM.

That's cuz, I try herder. ;-)

182 posted on 10/03/2005 8:34:44 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: Professional Engineer

Thanks for all the astronaut Bio's today PE.


183 posted on 10/03/2005 8:35:33 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: bentfeather

Evening Feather. Unfortunately, it's true. There's just too much going on and not enough time to get everything done.


184 posted on 10/03/2005 8:36:38 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: Professional Engineer
As opposed to NERD, the radio station operated by CalTech engineering students

ROTFL.

185 posted on 10/03/2005 8:37:24 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: stainlessbanner
Twas always a pleasure to hear form you and the rest of our Southern Contingent.


186 posted on 10/03/2005 8:39:09 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: snippy_about_it
I'm gonna say goodnight but don't give up on us yet here in Ohio, we got a shot with Blackwell, and yeah big cities always attract the folks who vote for the dole for themselves it's been that way since Rome.
You and Sam take care and keep us up to date!
Good luck & thanks for an excellent education!
da bone!
da dawgs 1-2
187 posted on 10/03/2005 8:39:24 PM PDT by bonehead4freedom (Borders like fences make for good neighbors!)
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To: snippy_about_it
You've been here since 1998 and STILL don't have anything on your FR homepage. LOL.

Okay, I fixed it.

188 posted on 10/03/2005 8:39:37 PM PDT by Rocky (Air America: Robbing the poor to feed the Left)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

Thanks Fierce Allegiance.


189 posted on 10/03/2005 8:39:37 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: Darksheare

Oh wow, nice pic, Darks. Thanks for posting it.


190 posted on 10/03/2005 8:39:47 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Fierce Allegiance
Thank you, but all I really did was fix hydro motors, paint bilges and drink beer when off the boat.

What matters was that you did it. Every job contributed to the whole, even the beer drinking ;-)

191 posted on 10/03/2005 8:41:19 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: alfa6

Have to admit, it is a catchy color scheme.


192 posted on 10/03/2005 8:42:16 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Thanks for the current news postings, Excuse_My_Bellicosity


193 posted on 10/03/2005 8:42:54 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: colorado tanker

Thanks CT, had some great conversations over the years. Thanks for being part of them. "Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind....."


194 posted on 10/03/2005 8:44:09 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: PzLdr

Thanks PzLdr, got a lot of good reading material leads from ya.


195 posted on 10/03/2005 8:45:00 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: U S Army EOD

We'll be around. :-)

196 posted on 10/03/2005 8:47:13 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: bonehead4freedom

Thanks and goodnight.


197 posted on 10/03/2005 8:50:04 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: vox_PL

Thanks vox_PL.

Learned a lot about Polish history from you and I appreciate it. I sometimes wish most Americans would love this country as much as the Poles do. We have "dark moments" i our history as most countries do, but we learn from them, correct them and move on to better things. It's worked for over 200 years for us. :-)


198 posted on 10/03/2005 8:50:18 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: concentric circles

Thanks, concentric circles


199 posted on 10/03/2005 8:50:41 PM PDT by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: Rocky

LOL. Okay be that way! I'll just let my imagination run wild.


200 posted on 10/03/2005 8:51:04 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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