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The FReeper Canteen - Happy 236th Birthday US Marines - 10 Nov 2011
Our Troops Rock!!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 11/09/2011 6:07:13 PM PST by AZamericonnie

The FReeper Canteen Celebrates.....




Marine Corps' 236th Birthday Message and Video

For ten years now, our Corps has been engaged in continuous combat operations against those who threaten the security of America and our allies. We turned the tide in the Anbar province of Iraq and continue to see success today in southwest Afghanistan. While it has come at a cost … we have much to be proud of.

This past year in operations around the world including humanitarian disaster relief, counter-piracy, theater security cooperation, special operations, counter-insurgency and many more, you continued to solidify our place as America’s expeditionary force in readiness. Since the Continental Congress created two battalions of Marines 236 years ago, our legacy as an ever-ready, ever-capable, victory-producing organization remains intact.

Our rich heritage of selfless service and fidelity to Nation and to one another lives on in all who currently wear the eagle, globe and anchor—those who have answered the clarion call to duty with remarkable courage, dedication and unshakable resolve that Marines are so well known for. To all Marines—past and present—and especially to our families … I extend my deep gratitude for all you have done and all you continue to do.

As we celebrate our 236th Birthday, let us look forward to future challenges—whatever they may be—and reaffirm our pledge to be America’s premier crisis response force; to be the first to fight ... always ready for the toughest and most challenging assignments.

Happy Birthday, Marines, and Semper Fidelis!

James F. Amos General, U.S. Marine Corps Commandant of the Marine Corps

Indomitable Spirit: The 236th Marine Corps Birthday Message




The Halls of Montezuma

Semper Fidelis March







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To: beachn4fun
Doing great, thanks! How about you?

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
101 posted on 11/10/2011 6:09:30 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Arrowhead1952
woo hoo

That stinks!

102 posted on 11/10/2011 6:18:30 AM PST by beachn4fun (Looking for (former?) Marine LtCol Wainsgard.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Doing ok. Trying to get into the mood for work. Today is report day. 8~(


103 posted on 11/10/2011 6:35:57 AM PST by beachn4fun (Looking for (former?) Marine LtCol Wainsgard.)
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To: beachn4fun
Today is my last full day of the week. Knocking off at 12:30 tomorrow.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
104 posted on 11/10/2011 6:41:38 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

Good morning, Early Birds!
I wish I was still snoozing!
Seems that I have been "given" hubby's bad cold!
Ain't he the sweetest thing to share?? :(
Y'all have a greeeeaaat day. *coff-coff*
((((hugs)))_

105 posted on 11/10/2011 7:05:34 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: LUV W
Good morning, Luv!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this morning! Sorry to hear you're under the weather.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
106 posted on 11/10/2011 7:15:45 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: LUV W

((HUGS))Good morning, LUV W. How’s it going?


107 posted on 11/10/2011 7:49:38 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Today is my last full day of the week. Knocking off at 12:30 tomorrow.

I won't be far behind you.

108 posted on 11/10/2011 7:50:10 AM PST by beachn4fun (Looking for (former?) Marine LtCol Wainsgard.)
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To: LUV W

Ah, Miz LuvW
zee haft a koold?
Letz me takeah youz tempacha.


109 posted on 11/10/2011 7:54:09 AM PST by beachn4fun (Looking for (former?) Marine LtCol Wainsgard.)
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To: LUV W

Good morning LUV and (((HUGS))) to you.


110 posted on 11/10/2011 8:21:28 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: AZamericonnie

111 posted on 11/10/2011 8:22:00 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: beachn4fun

Thanks. LOL at Pepe.


112 posted on 11/10/2011 8:22:21 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

no wintery weather yet.. and Internet is about non existent. Am so frustrated with TimeWarner...

With my back & breathing (CHF) issues I cant shovel walks any longer & cant afford to have it plowed.. so just pray for a mild winter.

off to walk my pups!


113 posted on 11/10/2011 8:49:07 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks for the update. I’m glad you’re not getting any rough stuff.


114 posted on 11/10/2011 9:28:31 AM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: MEG33; E.G.C.; beachn4fun; ConorMacNessa; Arrowhead1952; LUV W; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; All

Hurrah!!! I am at work and have internet!!!!

Internet went out last night about 1:30am, not 30 minutes after I emailed tonight’s thread to myself. As of leaving for work this morning, still no internet. I tried to use my iPad, but no connection. BUT....my iPad guru here at work told me what I needed to do the next time. I didn’t turn WiFi off so AT&T would connect. He has the same home provider and his went out as well. It is a relief to know that it is not just me.

Connie....per usual, I did send you the thread code “just in case”. d:o) I’m leaving early today, so will be home instead of here at posting time. I will call home later to see if the internet is back up.


115 posted on 11/10/2011 9:54:37 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

What???? Leaving work early? Shocked I tell ya!:)

Got the code....hopefully you’ll have internet, call if not.


116 posted on 11/10/2011 10:02:37 AM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning beachiekins.....a long weekend for you? Spot on! *hugs*


117 posted on 11/10/2011 10:07:31 AM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good morning, Ma ((HUGS))

How bad is it in your area...weather wise? Much wind? Blizzard? Roads ok?


118 posted on 11/10/2011 10:10:21 AM PST by beachn4fun (Looking for (former?) Marine LtCol Wainsgard.)
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To: Warrior Nurse; ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

Lt Col Dave Cabrera MD USA


Amazing Grace

119 posted on 11/10/2011 10:11:47 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie

Does my eye deceive me?
Could that be Connie?
Yup, do believe it is.
hehe

HUGS


120 posted on 11/10/2011 10:11:52 AM PST by beachn4fun (Looking for (former?) Marine LtCol Wainsgard.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good day Ma. I’ve been reading about the Penn State fiasco. That school needs the sports program death penalty for those abuses.


121 posted on 11/10/2011 10:16:54 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


122 posted on 11/10/2011 10:23:27 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: Crazy ole coot

Good morning, Crazy ole coot...thanks for helping celebrate the Marines’ birthday.


123 posted on 11/10/2011 10:42:04 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good afternoon, Arrowhead....you do have a point. This horrible stuff has got to stop!


124 posted on 11/10/2011 10:56:06 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Now there are stories about the perp pimping out the kids to rich donors. I almost lost my lunch reading that.


125 posted on 11/10/2011 11:00:57 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: MoochPooch

Good afternoon, Mooch. It is snowing again....about 6 inches over the last couple days, and now it has started again.

Edited any good stories lately?


126 posted on 11/10/2011 11:08:08 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

You’re welcome, but they deserve it!!


127 posted on 11/10/2011 11:10:14 AM PST by Crazy ole coot (Mr. obama (the squatter in the White House) are you a Natural Born Citizen?? Prove it!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

How are you making out with the storm KatHY?((((Hugs)))))


128 posted on 11/10/2011 11:18:21 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks for your kind words, Conor! I’m sure I’ll be better soon. :)


129 posted on 11/10/2011 11:20:15 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: unkus; Arrowhead1952

Thanks, unique, for the troops logo.

unkus.....#50!!
Arrowhead.....#100!!


130 posted on 11/10/2011 12:38:08 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: sergeantdave
Happy Birthday, Marine!


131 posted on 11/10/2011 12:53:24 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie

We are very Proud of my grandson, Steven, his graduation day is scheduled for Dec. 16, 2011. Oorah!


132 posted on 11/10/2011 1:01:55 PM PST by mickie (my grandson is in Marine boot camp)
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To: MrEdd

Thanks, MrEdd, for helping celebrate The Marine Corps birthday.


133 posted on 11/10/2011 1:40:23 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: fatima

Good afternoon, fatima...(((HUGS)))...thankfully the bad storm is out on the west coast. It is snowing here now...about 6” by this morning and more now.


134 posted on 11/10/2011 2:30:27 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All


Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos cuts the Marine Corps birthday cake during the cake cutting ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington Nov. 8. A sword is used to cut the cake to remind Marines that they are a band of warriors, committed to carrying the sword so that the nation may live in peace. 11/8/2011 By Lance Cpl. Chelsea Flowers

135 posted on 11/10/2011 2:49:06 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Be careful driving.((((Hugs))))


136 posted on 11/10/2011 3:34:16 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: mickie

And proud you should be!

Thanks to your grandson for his service mickie!


137 posted on 11/10/2011 3:59:07 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

I have internet!!!!! And as of now my code is where I put it. LOL!!

I will call if I run into trouble.


138 posted on 11/10/2011 4:18:01 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: rlmorel

Thanks, rlmorel, for helping celebrate The Marines birthday.


139 posted on 11/10/2011 5:25:28 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks, Kathy!


140 posted on 11/10/2011 5:31:58 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Finishing a woman’s diary about her autistic child. Very sad — she is in hospital, victim of overmedication. She is semi-vegetable.

We had bout of snow 3 weeks ago — nothing like Alaska, though.


141 posted on 11/10/2011 5:33:15 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: MoochPooch

WOW....sounds like a hard book to read/edit.

It’s thinking of snowing again....supposed to be a bit of snow for the next few days.


142 posted on 11/10/2011 5:56:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Thanks for the great cake for The Marines, Sand.


143 posted on 11/10/2011 6:04:22 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Yehuda

Happy Birthday, USMC, and a blessed Veterans Day to all veterans and their familes.


145 posted on 11/10/2011 9:43:51 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Well did I ever get the nicest surprise on this the Marines Birthday......kid I work with shared how proud he is of the experience in taking his oath just yesturday!

He said ...”I never felt so proud, it changed me”...and you could see it in his face...so very proud...and ten feet taller than the last time I saw and spoke with him! He leaves in August though likly sooner he hopes.

I couldn’t have asked for a nicer thing to occur this very special day....Happy Birtday Marines...you’ve got another one on the way!


146 posted on 11/10/2011 11:05:47 PM PST by caww
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To: caww
Good morning, caww....you couldn't have gotten a more timely surprise if you had planned it.

Please let your young man know that we are proud of him and we thank him for choosing to serve our country.


147 posted on 11/10/2011 11:27:17 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I will certainy relay the message Kathy.....He mentioned never feeling so close to his country as he did while taking the Marine Oath. It was so easy to see he was impacted.


148 posted on 11/11/2011 7:52:54 AM PST by caww
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To: Yehuda

I am grateful for your kind words. Support from “good” citizens like you is golden when we were deployed. Family, friends, neighbors and those who love this nations security and freedoms helped me and my team through many dark times with a call, some mail or a “care package” from the “world” .

Each generation changes, each conflict brings political propaganda and hardships but we have to remember. No one wants peace and freedom more that Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen or Marines. We worked for it, some paid the ultimate sacrifice. Yet we couldn’t make it happen with the support provided by individuals, communities, manufacturing bases, commercial logistics, rationing of resources key to such etc etc... all Americans IMO are veterans of each conflict, with or without their support.

But it is the ones that support the veterans and those still active duty that I am truly grateful for ......

Thank You....

Squantos, 72-98, USAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal


149 posted on 11/11/2011 8:21:38 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Warrior Nurse
RIP Lt. Col Dave Cabrera MD US Army KIA 29 Oct 2011. He was a friend of mine and a good Doc!

OMG, I am SO sorry, Warrior Nurse.

God bless all of you over there... please stay safe.

{{HUGS}}

nutmeg & zelig

150 posted on 11/11/2011 9:47:12 AM PST by nutmeg (Yes We CAIN !! Herman Cain 2012)
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