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Wounded Bronx Marine lands seat next to First Lady Michelle Obama for Game 1 of Series
Ny Daily News ^ | 10/28/2009 | Micahel Daly

Posted on 10/28/2009 7:03:26 PM PDT by Saoirise

The White House could not have imagined it was a step behind generous Daily News readers when it invited a wounded Marine to join the First Lady at tonight's opening game of the World Series.

Lance Cpl. Michael Stilson had already gotten a pair of tickets as part of an outpouring by News readers offering to help wounded vets see the Yankees try for another world championship.

Of course, the 22-year-old recovering at Bethesda Naval Medical Center was still more than honored by the offer from the White House. He did not want just to say thanks, but no thanks.

Stilson called the company that gave a total of four World Series tickets to disabled vets in response to an article in The News. He explained that he planned to go with the White House group and was giving the company's tickets to another wounded warrior.

He made sure the company understood he was still totally appreciative of its generosity.

"In that Stadium, anywhere I'm sitting is wonderful," he later said. In the meantime, word may have reached the Marine higher-ups that Stilson already had tickets. Or maybe the command simply decided on another wounded Marine to accompany Michelle Obama and the vice president's wife, Jill Biden.

"You think you got one thing planned out perfectly and the Marine Corps chooses instead," Stilson said. "They told me I was going, then I wasn't any more."

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baseball; firstlady; usmc
For the love of the game I'd sit next to her to...
1 posted on 10/28/2009 7:03:27 PM PDT by Saoirise
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To: 444Flyer

OORAH Ping


2 posted on 10/28/2009 7:04:29 PM PDT by Saoirise (Right the wrong and free SGT. Hutchins, NOW!)
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To: Saoirise

no way!


3 posted on 10/28/2009 7:06:02 PM PDT by joesjane (The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Saoirise

With that caboose Mrs odumbo needs 2 seats


4 posted on 10/28/2009 7:06:22 PM PDT by italianquaker (“Every inch of this Administration is rife with corruption and cronyism.” --- Michelle Malkin)
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To: Saoirise

What did the first-place guy get?


5 posted on 10/28/2009 7:07:13 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Saoirise

Moosechelle is at the World Series? Oh goody, no telling what that cost us. Less than flying to Denmark, I suppose.


6 posted on 10/28/2009 7:08:40 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Saoirise

Poor guy - Breaking up thievery and destructiveness of property is what the local taxpayers printed. The guy knows much, much more, IMO - we ned to hang his sorry @ss.


7 posted on 10/28/2009 7:11:20 PM PDT by demkicker (Helping Democrats Become Extinct)
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To: Saoirise
“For the love of the game I'd sit next to her toO...”

For the love of the MARINE I'd sit next to her too...:)

Right about now he's probably thinking “Send Reinforcements”!!!

8 posted on 10/28/2009 7:12:38 PM PDT by 444Flyer ("Permission to engage the enemy Sir! " " Permission denied." (Under CIC Obamao.))
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To: Saoirise

SEMPER FI


9 posted on 10/28/2009 7:13:30 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Saoirise

I knew anti-war sentiment was rising, but it surprises me that it has risen to the point of trying to torture Marines.


10 posted on 10/28/2009 7:14:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ACORN: Absolute Criminal Organization of Reprobate Nuisances)
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To: 444Flyer

Yep, or working on his “exit strategy”.

God Bless the Marines and I hope the Lads enjoy themselves.

She better buy them a beer!


11 posted on 10/28/2009 7:15:35 PM PDT by Saoirise (Right the wrong and free SGT. Hutchins, NOW!)
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To: 444Flyer

Yep, or working on his “exit strategy”.

God Bless the Marines and I hope the Lads enjoy themselves.

She better buy them a beer!


12 posted on 10/28/2009 7:15:39 PM PDT by Saoirise (Right the wrong and free SGT. Hutchins, NOW!)
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To: Saoirise; Tax-chick; GOP_Lady
Wounded Bronx Marine lands seat next to First Lady Michelle Obama

Kind of like an airline seat from hell - where the occupant next to him wants to lift the armrest?

13 posted on 10/28/2009 7:16:19 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: italianquaker
With that caboose Mrs odumbo needs 2 seats


14 posted on 10/28/2009 7:16:44 PM PDT by Neverforget01 (Never, ever, ever, ever, ever....)
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To: Neverforget01

Poor Yogi...

“When you see a fork in the road...Take it...”


15 posted on 10/28/2009 7:30:04 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Go ahead, call me a racist...One more time...)
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To: Neverforget01

Is that the Ump’s chest protector she’s got stuck under her pants?


16 posted on 10/28/2009 7:31:32 PM PDT by Sefton (Marxism, Leninism, Stalinism, Trotskism, Maoism, Obamaism)
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To: Saoirise
Fixing the title:

"First Lady Michelle Obama lands seat next to American Hero Marine for Game 1 of Series"

Lance Cpl. Daniel Aristy

"...Aristy grew up in Soundview and joined the Marines shortly after turning 18. He had been in Iraq two months when a roadside bomb found him."

Thank you for your service Lance Cpl. Aristy!

17 posted on 10/28/2009 7:46:56 PM PDT by 444Flyer ("Permission to engage the enemy Sir! " " Permission denied." (Under CIC Obamao.))
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To: Neverforget01

Last time I saw an ass like that, there was a plow behind it.


18 posted on 10/28/2009 7:47:16 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: 444Flyer

The least the Corps could do is put his name in for a 2nd Purple Heart.


19 posted on 10/28/2009 7:55:05 PM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: Saoirise

Not a chance.


20 posted on 10/28/2009 7:58:17 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Has it ever occurred to you that nothing occurs to God?" -Mark Lowry)
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To: 2111USMC

“The least the Corps could do is put his name in for a 2nd Purple Heart.”

Right on!


21 posted on 10/28/2009 8:06:38 PM PDT by 444Flyer ("Permission to engage the enemy Sir! " " Permission denied." (Under CIC Obamao.))
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To: RichInOC
What did the first-place guy get?

He got not to go. /sarc

22 posted on 10/28/2009 8:09:50 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Saoirise

I’m sure he’ll conduct himself with dignity.


23 posted on 10/28/2009 8:15:48 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Saoirise

“Why is your huband murdering us?”


24 posted on 10/28/2009 8:52:07 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Saoirise

I assume the first “lady” bought the ticket with her own money, not mine?


25 posted on 10/28/2009 9:04:14 PM PDT by Darth Reardon (Im running for the US Senate for a simple reason, I want to win a Nobel Peace Prize - Rubio)
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To: GnuHere

She’s only there so that zero wouldn’t have to demonstrate his patented 55 foot “fast ball.”


26 posted on 10/28/2009 9:06:09 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Neverforget01

Poor Yogi.


27 posted on 10/29/2009 5:23:44 AM PDT by angcat ("GO YANKEES")
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