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FReeper Canteen~A Tribute To John Wayne,The "Duke"~June.11.2008
05.22.2008 | Mrs. Nooseman

Posted on 06/10/2008 6:01:32 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman



FReeper Canteen:

A Tribute To John Wayne, The "Duke"!!!



John Wayne was born on May.26.1907 in Winterset Iowa as Marion Robert Morrison.His parents were Clyde Morrison a pharmacist and Mary Morrison.The Duke passed away on June. 11. 1979 from a long bout with lung and stomach cancer.

Read more about the Duke:


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Here is a little Trivia about John Wayne.

Did you know.....

That in 1980 he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom,the highest civilian award,by then President Carter

That he was voted the 4th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Prmiere Magazine.

That he adressed the Republican National Convention on its opening Day in 1968.

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I wanted to have this tribute ready for his 101 Birthday,but circumstances beyond my control prevented it,so I saved this for the 29 th Anniversary of his passing.

John Wayne was not only a patriot and hero on the screen,but also in true live.

I hope you all will enjoy this thread.



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1 posted on 06/10/2008 6:01:33 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
Smile Pilgrim
2 posted on 06/10/2008 6:02:13 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; beachn4fun; MEG33; MS.BEHAVIN; AZamericonnie; laurenmarlowe; ..

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3 posted on 06/10/2008 6:02:22 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


4 posted on 06/10/2008 6:02:25 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Almost in.


5 posted on 06/10/2008 6:02:37 PM PDT by Radix (Think it is bad now? Wait until you have to press "2" for English!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman; All
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

Prayers going up.


6 posted on 06/10/2008 6:02:47 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: SandRat

Evening Sandy.:)

You are first Pilgrim.


7 posted on 06/10/2008 6:03:11 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening Connie.{{{HUGS}}}

You are second.


8 posted on 06/10/2008 6:03:52 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Radix

Good evening Radix.

You are third.


9 posted on 06/10/2008 6:04:19 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Wonderful thread Noosie & thank you for it!

The Duke was a treasure. *Hugs*


10 posted on 06/10/2008 6:04:28 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list

June 11, 2008
A Cure For Futility
What does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? —Micah 6:8

I once heard interviews with survivors from World War II. The soldiers recalled how they spent a particular day. One sat in a foxhole; once or twice, a German tank drove by and he shot at it. Others played cards and frittered away the time. A few got involved in furious firefights. Mostly, the day passed like any other. Later, they learned they had just participated in one of the largest, most decisive engagements of the war, the Battle of the Bulge. It didn’t feel decisive at the time because none had the big picture.

Great victories are won when ordinary people execute their assigned tasks.

When followers of Ignatius (1491–1556) endured periods of futility, he always prescribed the same cure: “In times of desolation we must never make a change, but stand firm and constant in the resolutions and determination in which we were the day before the desolations.” Spiritual battles must be fought with the very weapons hardest to wield at the time: prayer, meditation, self-examination, and repentance.

Perhaps you sense you’re in a spiritual rut. Stay at your assigned task! Obedience to God—and only obedience—offers the way out of our futility.

When comforts are declining,
He grants the soul again
A season of clear shining,
To cheer it after rain. —Cowper

If you sense your faith is unraveling, go back to where you dropped the thread of obedience.


Bible in One Year: 1 Chronicles 1–3; Proverbs 24:23-34


11 posted on 06/10/2008 6:04:45 PM PDT by The Mayor ( In God’s works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: HopeandGlory

Good evening Hope.

Thank you for todays pledge.


12 posted on 06/10/2008 6:04:56 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

Wise Words from the DUKE

Father’s Advice

“I’ve always followed my father’s advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble.”

God

“I’ve always had deep faith that there is a Supreme Being, there has to be. To me that’s just a normal thing to have that kind of faith. The fact that He’s let me stick around a little longer, or She’s let me stick around a little longer, certainly goes great with me—and I want to hang around as long as I’m healthy and not in anybody’s way.”

On The Flag

“We’ve made mistakes along the way, but that’s no reason to start tearing up the best flag God ever gave to any country.”

America

“Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I’m not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be. I was proud when President Nixon ordered the mining of Haiphong Harbor, which we should have done long ago, because I think we’re helping a brave little country defend herself against Communist invasion. That’s what I tried to show in The Green Berets and I took plenty of abuse from the critics.”

On His Political Philosophy

“I have found a certain type calls himself a Liberal...Now I always thought I was a Liberal. I came up terribly surprised one time when I found out that I was a Right-Wing Conservative Extremist, when I listened to everybody’s point of view that I ever met, and then decided how I should feel. But this so-called new Liberal group, Jesus, they never listen to your point of view...” “If everything isn’t black and white, I say why the hell not.”

On Giving UP

“No you’re not. We can’t turn back! We’re blazing a trail that started in England. Not even the storms of the sea could turn back those first settlers - and they carried it on further, they blazed it on through the wilderness of Kentucky. Famine, hunger, not even massacres could stop them. Now we’ve picked up the trail again and nothing can stop us, not even the snows of winter nor the peaks of the highest mountain. We’re building a nation, but we’ve got to suffer. No great trail was ever blazed without hardship. And you’ve got to fight. That’s life! And when you stop fightin’, that’s death! What are you going to do, lay down and die? Not in a thousand years! You’re going on with me!”

On Treatment

“I won’t be wronged, I won’t be insulted, and I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people and I require the same from them.

On Self Sufficiency

“Have you ever heard of some fellows who first came over to this country? You know what they found? They found a howling wilderness, with summers too hot and winters freezing, and they also found some unpleasant little characters who painted their faces. Do you think these pioneers filled out form number X6277 and sent in a report saying the Indians were a little unreasonable? Did they have insurance for their old age, for their crops, for their homes? They did not! They looked at the land, and the forest, and the rivers. They looked at their wives, their kids and their houses, and then they looked up at the sky and they said thanks God, we’ll take it from here.”

What he would have said leaving troops to IRAQ

“Speaking of politics, where we’re going, there are only two parties, the Quick and the Dead.”


13 posted on 06/10/2008 6:05:30 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

John Wayne was a real american icon!

I wish you were here today Duke!


14 posted on 06/10/2008 6:05:39 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Arrogance IS my virtue!)
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To: AZamericonnie

You are welcome.

He sure was.


15 posted on 06/10/2008 6:05:43 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening Mayor.

Thank you for your daily lessons.


16 posted on 06/10/2008 6:06:20 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
Good evening, Mrs. N.

Good evening, everyone!

17 posted on 06/10/2008 6:06:29 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter.)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman; All


United States Marine Corps Band~National Anthem


18 posted on 06/10/2008 6:06:42 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Thanks! I needed to change my computer wallpaper. I replaced General Chesty Puller with John Wayne. Chesty, of course, did all of the stuff John did in his movies, in REAL life. :)


19 posted on 06/10/2008 6:08:49 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman; All

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Lorie Jewell, Multinational Force Iraq photographer, helps an Iraqi boy practice his English phone etiquette in the Sadr City district of Baghdad, Iraq, June 4, 2008. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Cohen A. Young

The 1st Cavalry Division's Horse Detachment charges across Cooper Field following the 4th Brigade Combat Team's casing ceremony, Fort Hood, Texas, June 4, 2008. The Long Knife Brigade is scheduled to deploy in June. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Creighton Holub

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jerry Anderson walks through the streets of Muthana in east Baghdad with Iraqi army soldiers during a combined search mission, June 5, 2008. Anderson is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company D, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Arrmy by Spc. Grant Okubo

20 posted on 06/10/2008 6:09:35 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

"Why, thank 'ee, Mama Noosie!"

21 posted on 06/10/2008 6:10:20 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: SandRat
Great quotes from the Duke.

I especially like the last one.;)

22 posted on 06/10/2008 6:10:33 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Evening Mrs. Nooseman! *HUGS*

Fantastic tribute to The Duke, thank ya!


23 posted on 06/10/2008 6:11:03 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: Mrs.Nooseman; Kathy in Alaska; MEG33; Old Sarge; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; ...












Good morning to everyone at the Canteen.
Just a few quick replies this evening.
Still 86º here at 2000 hrs.

24 posted on 06/10/2008 6:11:14 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Typical white person, bitter, religious, gun owner, who will "Just say No to BO in Nov.")
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...
John Wayne passed away in June 1979 from cancer. One of his last public appearances, and at this time all knew that the end was near, was at a dinner to benefit a land purchase for a Scout reservation called John Wayne Outpost Camp.

At this dinner, the Duke recited the Scout Law. Then he did something unusual, he said “the twelve points of the Scout Law are “nice words.”” “Trouble is,” he continued, “we learn them so young we sometimes don’t get all the understanding that goes with them. I take care of that in my family. As each boy reaches Scout age, I make sure he learns the Scout Law. Then I break it down for him, with a few things I have picked up in more than half a century since I learned it.” Then the Duke proceeded to explain the importance of the Scout Law, breaking it down for the guests at the dinner, much like he would have for his grandson.

TRUSTWORTHY – The badge of honesty. Having it lets you look any man in the eye. Lacking it he won’t look back. Keep this one at the top of your list.

LOYAL – The very word is life itself, for without loyalty we have no love of person or country.

HELPFUL – Part sharing, part caring. By helping each other, we help ourselves, not to mention mankind. Be always full of help – the dying man’s last words.

FRIENDLY – Brotherhood is part of that word. You can take it in a lot of directions – and – do but make sure and start with brotherhood.

COURTEOUS – Allow each person his human dignity which means a lot more than saying “yes ma’am” and “thank you sir.” It reflects an attitude that later in life you wish you had honored more …. earlier in life. Save yourself that trouble. Do it now.

KIND – This one word would stop wars and erase hatreds. But its like your bicycle. Its just no good unless get out and use it.

OBEDIENT – Starts at home. Practice it in your family. Enlarge it in your friends. Share it with humanity.

CHEERFUL – Anyone can put on a happy face when the going is good. The secret is to wear it as a mask for your problems. It might surprise you how many others do the same thing.

THRIFTY – Means a lot more that putting pennies away, and is the opposite of cheap. Common sense covers it just about as well as anything.

BRAVE – You don’t have to fight to be brave. Millions of fine decent folks show more bravery than heavy-weight champs just by getting out of bed every morning, going out to do a good days work and living the best life they know how against the law of odds. Keep the word handy every day of your life.

CLEAN – Soap and water help a lot on the outside. But it is the inside that counts and don’t you ever forget it.

REVERANT – Believe in anything that you want to believe in but keep GOD at the top of it. With him, life can be a beautiful experience. Without him, you are just bidding time.

John Wayne then thanked those in attendance at the dinner for putting his name on the outpost camp and said, “I would rather see it here than on all the theater marquees the world over.”

25 posted on 06/10/2008 6:11:22 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Randy Larsen

Good evening Randy.{{{HUGS}}}

So do I.


26 posted on 06/10/2008 6:11:37 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Good evening Tanniker.


27 posted on 06/10/2008 6:12:06 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
America, why I Love Her!
28 posted on 06/10/2008 6:12:10 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Arrogance IS my virtue!)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Good evening Lauren.{{{HUGS}}}


29 posted on 06/10/2008 6:12:42 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

One thing for certain- If the Duke were alive today, he’d be pretty pissed off. My favorite actor of all time and a Real American Hero. Wish there were more like him.


30 posted on 06/10/2008 6:13:20 PM PDT by Tuxedo (This Species Has Amused Itself To Death)
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To: Mrs Zip

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31 posted on 06/10/2008 6:13:32 PM PDT by zip (((Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough become truth to 48% of all Americans (NRA)))))
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Good evening Diana.

You are welcome.


32 posted on 06/10/2008 6:14:02 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Thank you Lauren for the pictures of our awesome troops.


33 posted on 06/10/2008 6:15:16 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Old Sarge

Good evening {{{{{{Sarge}}}}}}

You are welcome.


34 posted on 06/10/2008 6:16:35 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Your welcome.:)


35 posted on 06/10/2008 6:17:07 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good evening Arrowhead.{{HUGS}}

It’s a pleasure to see you here tonight.


36 posted on 06/10/2008 6:18:01 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Bunny Delivery

U.S. Army Sgt. Terra Salisbury hands a stuffed bunny rabbit to an Iraqi girl in Eastern Baghdad, Iraq, June 3, 2008. Salisbury's unit is conducting a census of homes just outside Forward Operating Base Loyalty. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brian D. Lehnhardt.

37 posted on 06/10/2008 6:19:01 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman; MoJo2001; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; tongue-tied; laurenmarlowe; AZamericonnie; ...
A Salute to John Wayne



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and the family members of the above.
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Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.

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The FR Canteen is Free Republic's longest running daily thread
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38 posted on 06/10/2008 6:20:42 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Randy Larsen

As the old saying goes... They just don’t make ‘em like that anymore.
This world is a sadder place without the Duke.


39 posted on 06/10/2008 6:20:54 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Bump to the Duke.


40 posted on 06/10/2008 6:21:02 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: SandRat

Wonderful advice by the Duke.


41 posted on 06/10/2008 6:21:09 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Randy Larsen

Thank you Randy.


42 posted on 06/10/2008 6:21:56 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

Balancing Act

A group of Iraqi children look on as a U.S. Soldier practices balancing a plate of bread on his head in the Jameela market area of the Sadr City district of Baghdad, Iraq, May 31, 2008. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cohen A. Young.

43 posted on 06/10/2008 6:23:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Mrs.N...((((((HUGS))))))...how is Saturday coming along? I am so buried that I only get to play a little bit.


44 posted on 06/10/2008 6:23:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Randy Larsen

Thank you Randy.


45 posted on 06/10/2008 6:25:04 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Tuxedo

Good evening Tuxedo.

Welcome to the Canteen.

I couldn’t agree more.


46 posted on 06/10/2008 6:26:12 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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