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The FReeper Foxhole - Veterans Day Thank You - November 11th, 2007
11/11/2007 | SAMWolf and Snippy about it

Posted on 11/10/2007 7:17:47 PM PST 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.

We hope the Foxhole in some small way helps us to remember and honor those who came before us.

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Veterans Day



To our veterans - Thank You








Today is a day set aside to honor our country's living veterans. At the Foxhole honoring veterans has always been our mission.

We will not forget those who died or our POWs or MIAs, nor those currently serving, however, today we specifically honor those men and women living among us who have served our country in times past, our living veterans.

At the Foxhole we are blessed to have veterans as part of our Foxhole family both as readers and contributors.

We would like to welcome all our veterans to the Foxhole on this very special day as we attempt to honor you and thank you for your service to our country.

Freedom is not free and our debt to you and those gone before you can never fully be paid. As we tell your stories, teach our children, educate and inform others your service will never be forgotten.

It matters not where, when or how you served; at home or in a foreign land, in the air, at sea or on land; in peacetime or in war, on the battefield or behind a desk; on supply lines; as an engineer, a mechanic, an infantrymen, a cook or medic. You chose to volunteer or fullfilled your duty by the draft and served America and we are forever grateful. Every job is important as they all support each other and thus, the cause of freedom.

Some sacrifices are greater, yes, and some service more dangerous than others, yet all service is sacrifice by the troop and their family and we highly respect that service.

Thank you all. May God richly bless you. Enjoy yourself today, it's your day! - from SAMWolf, Snippy and our entire Foxhole family.


And for those who don't quite understand how important our veterans are to us...





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You might be a Vet if you've ever heard ....


Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.



The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him,
but because he loves what is behind him.



Of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there,
eighty are nothing but targets, nine are real fighters...
We are lucky to have them...They make the battle.
Ah, but the one, one of them is a Warrior...and He will bring the others back.



If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven's scenes
They will find the gates are guarded by United States Marines.



Peace through superior fire power.



The object of war is not to die for your country
but to make the other bastard die for his.



Never get into a firefight with someone who has more ammo than you.



Aim towards the enemy.



Tracers work both ways.



The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.



Cluster bombing from B-52s are very, very accurate.
The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground.



Artillerymen believe the world consist of two types of people;
other Artillerymen and targets.



Who cares if a laser guided 500 lb bomb is accurate to within 9 feet?



The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little while longer.



Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those who don't.



If the enemy is in range, so are you.



If it's stupid but works, it isn't stupid.



Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last,
and don't ever volunteer to do anything.



Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword
obviously never encountered automatic weapons.



The easy way is always mined.



Never trust a private with a loaded weapon,
or an officer with a map.



Teamwork is essential; it gives the enemy someone else to shoot at.



We are not retreating, we are advancing in another direction.



A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it.
That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of your unit.



Don't eat any plants you are not familiar with. Many are very poisonous.
In these cases, trial and error is not an acceptable way to find dinner.



It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.



Artillery lends dignity to what might otherwise be a vulgar brawl.



Five second fuses only last three seconds.



When in doubt, empty the magazine.



You, you, and you .. Panic. The rest of you, come with me.



If your attack is going too well, your walking into an ambush.



When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.



Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you.



Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.



The cry of the bayonet fighter..."More ammo!"



No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection.



Any ship can be a minesweeper once.



The quartermaster has only two sizes, too large and too small.



Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.



If you see an EOD man running, follow him.



Only two kind of people understand Marines,
Marines and the enemy. Anything else is a second opinion.



It don't mean nuthin'.





The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
- Calvin Coolidge 1872-1933, Thirtieth President of the USA


1 posted on 11/10/2007 7:17:50 PM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: snippy_about_it

Hello, I’m In!!!!


2 posted on 11/10/2007 7:19:16 PM PST by PROCON
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To: All



Now for the Service Rules....



Marine Corps Rules:

1. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.

2. Decide to be aggressive enough, quickly enough.

3. Have a plan.

4. Have a back-up plan, because the first one probably won't work.

5. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet, even your friends…

6. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun whose caliber does not start with a "4."

7. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice.

Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.

8. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral & diagonal preferred.)

9. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.

10. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.

11. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.

12. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.

13. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating your intention to shoot.



Navy SEAL's Rules:

1. Look very cool in sunglasses.

2. Kill every living thing within view.

3. Adjust speedo.

4. Check hair in mirror.



US Army Rangers Rules:

1. Walk in 50 miles wearing 75 pound rucksack while starving.

2. Locate individuals requiring killing.

3. Request permission via radio from "Higher" to perform killing.

4. Curse bitterly when mission is aborted.

5. Walk out 50 miles wearing a 75 pound rucksack while starving.




US Army Rules:

1. Curse bitterly when receiving operational order.

2. Make sure there is extra ammo and extra coffee.

3. Curse bitterly.

4. Curse bitterly.

5. Do not listen to 2nd LT's; it can get you killed.

6. Curse bitterly.



US Air Force Rules:


1. Have a cocktail.

2. Adjust temperature on air-conditioner.

3. See what's on HBO.

4. Ask "what is a gunfight?"

5. Request more funding from Congress with a "killer" Power Point presentation.

6. Wine & dine 'key' Congressmen, invite DOD & defense industry executives.

7. Receive funding, set up new command and assemble assets.

8. Declare the assets "strategic" and never deploy them operationally.

9. Hurry to make 13:45 tee-time.

10. Make sure the base is as far as possible from the conflict but close enough to have tax exemption.



US Navy Rules:

1. Go to Sea.

2. Drink Coffee.

3. Deploy Marines


3 posted on 11/10/2007 7:28:57 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul. WWPD (what would Patton do))
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To: All
Veterans Pride



Calling on America's veterans to wear their military medals this Veterans Day, November 11, 2007. Wearing their medals will demonstrate the deep pride our veterans have in their military service and bring Veterans Day home to all American citizens.

Veterans, wear your pride on your left side this Veterans Day! Let America know who you are and what you did for freedom.

4 posted on 11/10/2007 7:29:59 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul. WWPD (what would Patton do))
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To: PROCON

Ha! You got in before I was finished! I’m still not, gotta go ping everyone.

Thank you for your service.


5 posted on 11/10/2007 7:31:06 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul. WWPD (what would Patton do))
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To: donnab; Berlin_Freeper; DieHard the Hunter; James Ewell Brown Stuart; alfa6; Allen H; ...



SARGE Says...
I Dug the Hole Now "FALL IN" to the FReeper Foxhole!




Veterans Day Thank you.
Hello Everyone.

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


6 posted on 11/10/2007 7:34:36 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul. WWPD (what would Patton do))
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To: snippy_about_it


A big Salute to you, Snippy.
For a job well done!!

7 posted on 11/10/2007 7:37:50 PM PST by SAMWolf (Do dyslexics sell their souls to Santa?)
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To: SAMWolf

Hey, are you calling this a mickey mouse job?

Be nice. For veterans day I’m going to cook you breakfast in the morning. :-)

Happy Veterans Day to my number one veteran. I love you.((Hugs))


8 posted on 11/10/2007 7:40:15 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul. WWPD (what would Patton do))
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To: snippy_about_it

Sorry...right place at the right time...:)


9 posted on 11/10/2007 7:42:22 PM PST by PROCON
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To: PROCON

Anytime is a good time to visit the Foxhole.

Welcome Home soldier.


10 posted on 11/10/2007 7:45:54 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul. WWPD (what would Patton do))
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To: snippy_about_it
What's more American than Mickey mouse???

3 eggs scrambled, ham, hash browns, white toast, strawberry jam and coffee. ;-)

Love ya back!!


11 posted on 11/10/2007 7:45:56 PM PST by SAMWolf (Do dyslexics sell their souls to Santa?)
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To: snippy_about_it
Wonderful thread....


12 posted on 11/10/2007 7:49:23 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: snippy_about_it; bentfeather; Samwise; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor; Valin; alfa6; Iris7; SAMWolf; ...
Good morning ladies and gents. Flag-o-Gram.


13 posted on 11/10/2007 7:54:00 PM PST by Professional Engineer (when you're the geek nobody likes you)
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To: snippy_about_it

My heart is heavy with the advent of VETERANS DAY..

Thank you to all our VETERANS!!


14 posted on 11/10/2007 7:54:01 PM PST by PROCON
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To: SAMWolf
Awww. You're a sweetie.

A Foxhole Veterans Day thread wouldn't be complete without pictures of veterans. Here's my favorite. ;-)


15 posted on 11/10/2007 7:58:46 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul. WWPD (what would Patton do))
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To: Professional Engineer; snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Samwise; alfa6; All

Thanks Veteran's for your service.

16 posted on 11/10/2007 8:04:11 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: snippy_about_it
When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.

I've always liked this one.

17 posted on 11/10/2007 8:13:49 PM PST by Professional Engineer (when you're the geek nobody likes you)
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To: snippy_about_it; Peanut Gallery

US Navy Rules:

1. Go to Sea.

2. Drink Coffee.

3. Deploy Marines

A Navy Lt I encounter professionally reminds folks what MARINE stands for:

Move

About

Riding

In

Navy

Equipment

18 posted on 11/10/2007 8:20:36 PM PST by Professional Engineer (when you're the geek nobody likes you)
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To: snippy_about_it
Image and video hosting by TinyPic
19 posted on 11/10/2007 8:22:28 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud RUSH REPUBLICAN! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; alfa6; Peanut Gallery; Valin
Ah, yes, a man and his gun.

Mr. 6 posted this one earlier today. I didn't get the drive the black thing, but did spend 8 years cozzyed up to the tan coloerd 6,000 gallon bomb behind it.


20 posted on 11/10/2007 8:24:51 PM PST by Professional Engineer (when you're the geek nobody likes you)
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To: All
Image and video hosting by TinyPic
21 posted on 11/10/2007 8:33:00 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud RUSH REPUBLICAN! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: snippy_about_it

Good Evening All
I received this link in email from GoDaddy.com.
I thought it might be appropriate to post it here.
Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corp.
This is the tribute that was sent from them:
https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/holiday/usmc2007/playmovie.asp?isc=gdm1113

Its a wonderful tribute...and I was happy to see a company take the time to do it.
Thank you Veterans...our hearts and prayers and gratitude are always with you.


22 posted on 11/10/2007 9:07:03 PM PST by donnab (saving liberals brains....one moron at a time.)
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To: snippy_about_it

Checking in.


23 posted on 11/10/2007 9:10:08 PM PST by PAR35
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HI, snippy!

here's an appropriate CSA toast to our armed forces members, may they be Air Force,Army, Coast Guards,Marines, Navy or PHS, on this Veterans Day:

"VICTORY to US;CONFUSION to our enemies!!!"

also, a heartfelt THANK YOU to each of you brave men/women for your service to this free republic from this "old soldier".

free dixie,sw

24 posted on 11/10/2007 9:22:35 PM PST by stand watie (Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God. Thomas Jefferson, 1804)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf

Falling in for muster.

Got two Veteran’s events we’ll be attending tomorrow/today.

Salute!


25 posted on 11/10/2007 10:00:00 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Professional Engineer; alfa6; Valin; Iris7; colorado tanker; ...

26 posted on 11/10/2007 10:11:09 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: snippy_about_it
Hiya Snippy ... How's Sam?

While we're enjoying the long weekend, let's also remember our brothers and sisters who are not with us this weekend:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1924053/posts

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Toward FREEDOM!

27 posted on 11/11/2007 12:47:11 AM PST by Neil E. Wright (An oath is FOREVER)
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To: snippy_about_it
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
28 posted on 11/11/2007 12:50:19 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: snippy_about_it
((HUGS))Good morning, Snippy and everyone at the Foxhole.

To all our Veterans past and present, thanks for your service to our country on this Veterans Day.

29 posted on 11/11/2007 2:57:58 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: PROCON

Morning Procon. Welcome Home.


30 posted on 11/11/2007 4:03:07 AM PST by SAMWolf (Do dyslexics sell their souls to Santa?)
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To: AZamericonnie

IMHO Snippy did a great job again. :-)


31 posted on 11/11/2007 4:07:42 AM PST by SAMWolf (Major cause of Lawyer death, ambulance's backing up!)
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To: Professional Engineer

Good Morning PE. Answering pings, while I wait for my Veteran’s Day breakfast.


32 posted on 11/11/2007 4:08:34 AM PST by SAMWolf (Major cause of Lawyer death, ambulance's backing up!)
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To: snippy_about_it

Hey!! Who’s that! I thought I was your favorite Vet!!


33 posted on 11/11/2007 4:09:36 AM PST by SAMWolf (Major cause of Lawyer death, ambulance's backing up!)
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To: Soaring Feather

Morning Feather, any truth to the rumor you got a tattoo? ;-)

34 posted on 11/11/2007 4:16:40 AM PST by SAMWolf (Major cause of Lawyer death, ambulance's backing up!)
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To: pillut48

Thanks for dropping by, pillut48


35 posted on 11/11/2007 4:17:29 AM PST by SAMWolf (Major cause of Lawyer death, ambulance's backing up!)
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To: Professional Engineer

Nice pic!!


36 posted on 11/11/2007 4:18:17 AM PST by SAMWolf (Major cause of Lawyer death, ambulance's backing up!)
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To: donnab

Thanks, Great video, brings a tear of pride to th eye.


37 posted on 11/11/2007 4:19:08 AM PST by SAMWolf (Major cause of Lawyer death, ambulance's backing up!)
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To: PAR35

Hey Par35!


38 posted on 11/11/2007 4:19:48 AM PST by SAMWolf (Major cause of Lawyer death, ambulance's backing up!)
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To: stand watie

Morning stand watie.

Free Dixie!!


39 posted on 11/11/2007 4:22:36 AM PST by SAMWolf (Major cause of Lawyer death, ambulance's backing up!)
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To: Diver Dave

Salute DD. Hope the weather cooperates for you.


40 posted on 11/11/2007 4:23:46 AM PST by SAMWolf (Major cause of Lawyer death, ambulance's backing up!)
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To: PhilDragoo

LOL! Morning Phil Dragoo. Good to see Snoopy is still on the job.


41 posted on 11/11/2007 4:24:37 AM PST by SAMWolf (Major cause of Lawyer death, ambulance's backing up!)
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To: Neil E. Wright; snippy_about_it

Morning Neil, Sam's doing just fine, thanks for asking

42 posted on 11/11/2007 4:34:53 AM PST by SAMWolf (Major cause of Lawyer death, ambulance's backing up!)
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To: E.G.C.

Morning E.G.C.


43 posted on 11/11/2007 4:35:29 AM PST by SAMWolf (Major cause of Lawyer death, ambulance's backing up!)
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To: SAMWolf

Good morning, Sam. How’s it going?


44 posted on 11/11/2007 5:02:52 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Professional Engineer

Good morning PE. Happy Veterans Day to you and your wife. Thank you both for serving.


45 posted on 11/11/2007 5:11:20 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul. WWPD (what would Patton do))
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To: Soaring Feather

Good morning Miss Feather. Hope all is well with you today.


46 posted on 11/11/2007 5:12:23 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul. WWPD (what would Patton do))
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To: Professional Engineer

LOL. There are so many good ones. I’d have been up all night trying to post them, well at least the ones you can post. ;-)


47 posted on 11/11/2007 5:13:17 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul. WWPD (what would Patton do))
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To: Professional Engineer

Did you and do you now still like the smell of fuel? My mother always did. Guess it brought back memories of working on the planes.


48 posted on 11/11/2007 5:16:44 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul. WWPD (what would Patton do))
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To: E.G.C.; snippy_about_it

It goes good, just had a great breakfast (Thanks, hon) of course Snippy made enough for 6 people, you;re welcome to dig in.


49 posted on 11/11/2007 5:17:04 AM PST by SAMWolf (Major cause of Lawyer death, ambulance's backing up!)
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To: pillut48

Thanks for stopping in the Foxhole.


50 posted on 11/11/2007 5:17:35 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul. WWPD (what would Patton do))
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