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Lifesaver RICK RESCORLA's statue joyfully unveiled - Ft. Benning GA
Columbus GA Ledger-Enquirer ^ | 04/02/2006 | Mick Walsh

Posted on 04/04/2006 7:19:11 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE

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NEVER FORGET

The man who predicted 9/11,

RICK RESCORLA,

gave up his own life while saving 3,000 other lives...

at the World Trade Center's Tower II,

on the 1st day of a world wide war on terrorism...

that he also predicted.

His 'Follow Me' bronze statue likeness was joyfully unvailed

last Saturday at his favorite place in America,

Ft. Benning GA.,

by his loving widow SUSAN.

True Heroes there lauded RICK's lifetime lifesaving life...

as the example for the rest of us to follow

in this new time of war.

It was a joy just being there.

NEVER FORGET

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Georgia; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 911; hero; unveiled
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NEVER FORGET our true Heroes....

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1 posted on 04/04/2006 7:19:13 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

I work on Ft. Benning. The statue is good. I'll post pics when I can.


2 posted on 04/04/2006 7:22:48 AM PDT by Terabitten (The only time you can have too much ammunition is when you're swimming.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

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Heroism defined:

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/mld/ledgerenquirer/news/local/14242722.htm

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3 posted on 04/04/2006 7:22:51 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Bump!!


4 posted on 04/04/2006 7:24:09 AM PDT by TomServo
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To: Terabitten; All

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RICK RESCORLA was a see-er.

Just Look at his bronze statue's EYES.

They are amazing.

http://www.RickRescorla.com

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5 posted on 04/04/2006 7:25:15 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

He was an immigrant, too.


6 posted on 04/04/2006 7:27:02 AM PDT by Redbob
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

www.lzxray.com

7 posted on 04/04/2006 7:27:29 AM PDT by FReepaholic (I was FReepin' when FReepin' wasn't cool.)
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To: Terabitten

Thanks! I'd love the see the pics! My husband was stationed at Ft. Benning and I'm sure he would be interested too!


8 posted on 04/04/2006 7:28:18 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (New Jersey gets the corrupt government it deserves!)
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To: All; TomServo; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Jimmy Valentine's brother; kristinn; Clinton Is Scum; ...

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RICK RESCORLA: Help honor 911 lifesavng Hero

http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24361


Note: 'Follow Me' Statue is $25,000 short of being fully funded.

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9 posted on 04/04/2006 7:33:48 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks for the Ping, Aloha...we'll have to take care of that...;-)


10 posted on 04/04/2006 7:35:04 AM PDT by TomServo
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To: Redbob; All

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RICK RESCORLA was born in Cornwall, England...

the land of warriors &...

King ARTHUR's Knights of the Round Table

A true fit.

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11 posted on 04/04/2006 7:36:57 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Redbob

And a proud graduate of The University of Oklahoma.


12 posted on 04/04/2006 7:37:42 AM PDT by VOA
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Michelle Malkin's tribute to Rescorla on Feb 27th,2002

www.townhall.com/.../ mm20020227.shtml



Doogle


13 posted on 04/04/2006 7:38:52 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF ...7th AF...408MMS..Ubon ,Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery ..AMMO!!)
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To: Doogle
whoops sorry for the bad link....it goes as follows.. "If politicians can find it in their hearts to give away government aid to illegal alien relatives of the victims of Sept. 11, isn't it time to reward a naturalized American hero who sacrificed his life to save hundreds, if not thousands, of lives on that day? Rick Rescorla was born in England and came to the United States to enlist in the Army in 1963. He was a key figure in the groundbreaking Vietnam War book "We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young," which was turned into a movie starring Mel Gibson that debuts nationwide next weekend. A photo of Rescorla, haggard but fierce with his bayonet fixed, graces the cover of the true-life military thriller co-authored by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and former UPI reporter Joe Galloway. Lt. Rescorla's bravery and good humor were infectious. In the midst of battle, the fierce anti-Communist sang old Cornish tunes to boost morale. The men of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry nicknamed him "Hard Core" for his daring exploits. But beneath this platoon leader's steel exterior lay soulful introspection. Rescorla, who later became a military instructor, construction firm owner, writer, lawyer and professor, shared with Moore and Galloway his recollections after the infamous battle at Landing Zone X-Ray in Vietnam's Ia Drang Valley: "We were flown away, but the stench of the dead would stay with me for years after the battle. Below us the pockmarked earth was dotted with enemy dead. Most of the platoon were smiling. Suddenly a grenadier next to me threw up on my lap. I understood how he felt. He was, like many, a man who had fought bravely even though he had no stomach for bloodletting." Rescorla earned a Silver Star, a Purple Heart and Bronze Stars for Valor and Meritorious Service. He became a U.S. citizen in 1967, got married, had children, divorced, remarried and found midlife success on Wall Street as vice president of security at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. His office was on the 44th floor of the south tower. Rescorla brought military precision, preparation and intensity to the job. He drilled employees regularly and gave prescient warnings to Port Authority officials that the Twin Towers were extremely vulnerable to a terrorist attack. His advice was ignored. During the 1993 World Trade Center garage bombing, Rescorla ensured that every one of his firm's employees was safely evacuated. He was the last man out of the building. Again, he offered his expertise and advice to the Port Authority. Again, it was ignored. And again, on Sept. 11, Rescorla found himself leading a massive evacuation of Morgan Stanley's 2,700-person workforce -- which occupied floors 44 through 74 of the south tower. As soon as the first plane hit the north tower, Rescorla sprung into action. He ignored the admonition of Port Authority security officials to stay put. A co-worker shot a now-famous photograph of Rescorla commanding his troops with a bullhorn. Employees marched two-by-two down the stairwells. Rescorla sang patriotic songs to keep them calm. "Today is a proud day to be an American," he is said to have told co-workers. Most of Morgan Stanley's employees were safely out of the building by the time the second plane hit the south tower. All but six of Morgan Stanley's workers survived. Rescorla was one of the lost six. He was last seen walking back up the stairs, in search of stragglers. Rescorla's bravery has been recounted in worldwide media outlets, from the Washington Post to The New Yorker magazine to the BBC. A movie based on his life is now being planned. And hundreds of veterans have signed an online petition urging President Bush to posthumously award Rescorla the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It's exactly the kind of thing Rescorla would not have wanted. He shunned public praise for his past heroism, kept his war photos and medals in a closet, and told his wife he didn't want to see the Mel Gibson movie based on "We Were Soldiers" when it came out. Rescorla was a man who didn't need to be reminded of the high price of freedom. We do." Michelle Malkin
14 posted on 04/04/2006 7:43:02 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF ...7th AF...408MMS..Ubon ,Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery ..AMMO!!)
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To: All; alice_in_bubbaland
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If anyone has links to News articles about RICK RESCORLA's 'Follow Me' statue's being unvailed at Ft. Benning GA on April 1, 2006,

...please post them here.

I will see to it that a very joyful Mrs. SUSAN RESCORLA gets them, OK?

Any loving comments for SUSAN posted here will also be forwarded.

ALOHA RONNIE

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15 posted on 04/04/2006 7:43:49 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Bump!


16 posted on 04/04/2006 7:44:21 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Terabitten; All

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Where RICK RESCORLA walked in Vietnam, exactly:

(Pictures 1965-66)
http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set1.htm

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm

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17 posted on 04/04/2006 7:46:21 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Doogle

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...posting with 'http://' will give us a link to your MALKIN Column Article....

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18 posted on 04/04/2006 7:48:18 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

BUMP for a true hero.


19 posted on 04/04/2006 7:53:34 AM PDT by StarCMC (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing...thank you Sarge.)
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To: Doogle; ModernDayHeroes.com; All

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I also have been blessed to share RICK RESCORLA's lifetime lifesaving story in my..

'A Witness to the Heroism of Many'

contribution to the inspiring book about true American Heroes titled:


Modern Day Heroes: In Defense of America

http://www.ModernDayHeroes.com/aloha


Signed: RONNIE GUYER / a RICK RESCORLA Co-Veteran of the "WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965

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20 posted on 04/04/2006 7:55:57 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: All

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The History Channel was there taping all at Ft. Benning GA Saturday.

Tune in at 8:00pm on the night of 9/11/2006.

An Event to NEVER FORGET.

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21 posted on 04/04/2006 7:59:11 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Lexington Green; campfollower; All

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"He was the LOVE of my Life"


Mrs. SUSAN RESCORLA
Ft. Benning GA
April 1, 2006

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22 posted on 04/04/2006 8:11:30 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Susan Rescorla states "My husband, Rick Rescorla, was one of the 3,000 Americans murdered by terrorists on 9/11/01"

Never forget her words.


23 posted on 04/04/2006 8:30:52 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Crush Code Pink, see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of the womyn)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

I read the story about Rick and Susan shortly after 9/11. It is a fairytale story that is enhanced, not diminished, by its untimely ending. Beautiful people, both of them.


24 posted on 04/04/2006 8:36:01 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (( ))
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

25 posted on 04/04/2006 8:55:16 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Great post ...thanks mucho RG...

D 2/39 D 3/61 9ID RVN 69-70 DocH


26 posted on 04/04/2006 11:26:37 AM PDT by joesnuffy (This 'Guest Worker Program' Is To Border Security as 'Campaign Finance Reform' Is To Free Speech)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Statue pictures are now posted at

http://www.rickrescorla.com/The%20Statue.htm


27 posted on 04/04/2006 1:32:01 PM PDT by Lexington Green ("Ho-ka hey! It is a good day to fight! It is a good day to die!)
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To: Lexington Green; All

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...and GOD Bless the stirringly patriotic ROLLING THUNDER guys & gals in their honoring RICK & SUSAN RESCORLA...

...in person & on their rows & rows of roaring flag draped bikes last Saturday at Ft. Benning GA:

http://www.rollingthunder1.org

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28 posted on 04/04/2006 8:51:23 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Was in Wisconsin at the time, sir. Wish I could have been there. Good work.

29 posted on 04/05/2006 12:27:00 AM PDT by Zeroisanumber
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Good Work yourself, great photo post.

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30 posted on 04/05/2006 6:31:34 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: FReepaholic; All

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The Heroism of RICK RESCORLA just jumps out at ya in 35 index references in the book about our 1965 Battle of the IA DRANG Valley:

'We Were Soldiers Once ...& Young'

http://www.lzxray.com

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31 posted on 04/05/2006 6:34:41 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Zeroisanumber; Sic Luceat Lux; Calpernia; freema; Trust but Verify; joesnuffy; All

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More of our "WE WERE SOLDIERS" Story:


..'WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE...& YOUNG'...4 FREEDOM

http://www.Freerepublic.com/forum/a39626542519c.htm

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32 posted on 04/06/2006 8:41:17 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks fo all the links, Ronnie.

Rick Rescorla was truly an American Hero.


33 posted on 04/06/2006 9:02:40 PM PDT by Palladin ("Governor Lynn Swann."...it has a nice ring to it!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

I have the book. I stole it from my brother. He said it was the best book he ever read. I can't bring myself to read it. I just hold it.



And then, I fight to keep Kerry and Murtha, etc., etc., etc. down.


34 posted on 04/06/2006 9:06:38 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Zeroisanumber

great pic. thanks for posting it


35 posted on 04/06/2006 9:07:27 PM PDT by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: freema; All

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Thank you for your CLARITY, Goodheart freema.

That's precisely how it felt being at Ft. Benning for the unveiling of RICK RESCORLA's 'Follow Me' statue. Our new symbol for our new time of war...

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36 posted on 04/06/2006 9:11:25 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thank YOU.


37 posted on 04/06/2006 9:35:17 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; Doogle
And hundreds of veterans have signed an online petition urging President Bush to posthumously award Rescorla the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It's exactly the kind of thing Rescorla would not have wanted.

Rescorla, a true American Hero/Patriot.

Hero/Patriot - - this is what I and I'll bet everyone - thinks of you Ronnie.
Thank you for your Vietnam service Aloha Ronnie!

38 posted on 04/07/2006 7:32:22 AM PDT by Sic Luceat Lux
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To: TomServo; All

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Ft. Benning uveils statue of Sept. 11th, Vietnam Hero

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1608908/posts

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39 posted on 04/08/2006 7:14:45 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Sic Luceat Lux; All

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A wonderful RICK RESCORLA thread from just days after the Attacks of Sept. 11th:


'The bravest man I ever knew'

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/539009/posts

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40 posted on 04/09/2006 6:31:31 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: TomServo; All

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For more,

...enter "Mrs. Susan Rescorla" in...

http://www.Google.com

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41 posted on 04/11/2006 8:18:07 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland; FReepaholic; All

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Rick Rescorla admirer...


Woolsey: Foiling the Next Attack

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/686740/posts


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42 posted on 04/15/2006 8:00:43 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; SLB

A wonderful tribute to a true American hero.


43 posted on 04/25/2006 9:32:01 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I see storms on the horizon")
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To: All; Stonewall Jackson; Gamecock

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NEVER FORGET

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..Our Fellow Veteran of the “WE WERE SOLDIERS” Battle of IA DRANG-1965 ..RICK RESCORLA (http://rickrescorla.com/).. went on to heroically become “The Man Who Predicted 9/11” ..saving 1,000’s of 9/11 Lives while sacrificing his own Life ..for them = The History Channel 9/11 TV Special ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA8_bteAXqk

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NEVER FORGET

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44 posted on 09/14/2013 1:01:04 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Outstanding.
Thanks for the ping.


45 posted on 09/14/2013 8:21:14 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
At work on Wednesday some of us were having the "where were you" 9/11 discussion. As the conversation turned to more general aspects of the day and the attacks, I mentioned Col. Rescorla to a young coworker. She had seen Mel Gibson's "We Were Soldiers," but had no idea that the two were somehow connected. I told her about how many lives he was responsible for saving that day. Apparently she did some homework that night as she came up to me on Thursday and said, "Wow...he really was a hero!"

Some lives will never be forgotten.

46 posted on 09/14/2013 8:27:54 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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