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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: John H. Willis ~ March 5, 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 03/04/2012 4:59:51 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.

Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!

~ Hall of Heroes ~

John H. Willis

Info from here.

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John Harlan Willis was born on 10 June 1921 in Columbia, Tennessee. Following graduation from high school, in November 1940 he enlisted from that state as an Apprentice Seaman in the U.S. Navy. He received recruit training at Naval Training Station, Norfolk, Virginia and corpsman training at the Norfolk Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia. In March 1941, Willis was promoted to Seaman, Second Class and was briefly assigned to the Naval Hospital, Parris Island, South Carolina, transferring to Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida in the late spring. In August 1941 he was promoted to Hospital Apprentice First Class and, in December, to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class. After receiving a promotion to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class in September 1942, Willis served with Naval Operating Base Units, organizing and training units for overseas service. In July 1943 he was promoted to Pharmacist's Mate First Class. That November he joined the Training Detachment, Field Medical School Battalion, Fleet Marine Force Training Center at Camp Elliot, San Diego, California, transferring in early 1944 to Headquarters Company, Third Battalion, Twenty-seventh Marines, Fifth Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California.

With his unit, he participated as a Platoon Corpsman in the battle of Iwo Jima. On 28 February 1945, while aiding fallen Marines during a fierce action near Japanese-held Hill 362, he was wounded and ordered back to the battle-aid station. Disregarding his injuries, Willis returned to the battle area to resume casualty assistance. He was helping a wounded Marine when the enemy attacked with hand grenades. After throwing eight grenades back at the enemy, he was killed when one exploded in his hand. For his "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life, " he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. John H. Willis is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Tennessee.

 

 

USS John Willis (DE-1027), 1957-1973, was named in honor of Pharmacist's Mate First Class John H. Willis.

Medal of Honor citation of Pharmacist's Mate First Class
John Harlan Willis, USN:

"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as Platoon Corpsman serving with the Third Battalion, Twenty-seventh Marines, FIFTH Marine Division, during operations against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, 28 February 1945. Constantly imperiled by artillery and mortar fire from strong and mutually supporting pillboxes and caves studding Hill 362 in the enemy's cross-island defenses, WILLIS resolutely administered first aid to the many Marines wounded during the furious close-in fighting until he himself was struck by shrapnel and was ordered back to the battle-aid station. Without waiting for official medical release, he quickly returned to his company and, during a savage hand-to-hand enemy counterattack, daringly advanced to the extreme front lines under mortar and sniper fire to aid a Marine lying wounded in a shell-hole. Completely unmindful of his own danger as the Japanese intensified their attack, WILLIS calmly continued to administer blood plasma to his patient, promptly returning the first hostile grenade which landed in the shell-hole while he was working and hurling back seven more in quick succession before the ninth one exploded in his hand and instantly killed him. By his great personal valor in saving others at the sacrifice of his own life, he inspired his companions, although terrifically outnumbered, to launch a fiercely determined attack and repulse the enemy force. His exceptional fortitude and courage in the peformance of duty reflect the highest credit upon WILLIS and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country."

 

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1 posted on 03/04/2012 4:59:59 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
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.

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God Bless Our Republic

Prayers going up


2 posted on 03/04/2012 5:01:08 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hello Everybody!
(((HUGS)))


3 posted on 03/04/2012 5:01:20 PM PST by left that other site
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
4 posted on 03/04/2012 5:02:55 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: StarCMC; ConorMacNessa; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Please note: The author of the Hall of Heroes is StarCMC.

Please thank StarCMC for today’s thread.

Thanks to ConorMacNessa for bringing this hero to our attention.

~ Hall of Heroes: John H Willis ~

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5 posted on 03/04/2012 5:06:07 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; AZamericonnie; LUV W
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6 posted on 03/04/2012 5:11:27 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD!





SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!!





BOSTON, (Oct. 21, 2009) Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (RELEASED)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!







Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

7 posted on 03/04/2012 5:12:56 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


8 posted on 03/04/2012 5:16:17 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SoldierDad; arbee4bush; vigilante2; Jemian; Old_Professor; mystery-ak; freema; kalee; ...
Thanks, Families, for your service to our country.

Thanks, unique, for the perfect woohoo.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


9 posted on 03/04/2012 5:34:33 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

Nothing fancy but it has a good point.

http://www.foxnews.com/recipe/oreo-crusted-brownie-pie-cream-cheese-icing?intcmp=features


10 posted on 03/04/2012 5:36:07 PM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: mountainlion

Nothing fancy but it has a good point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07-RnI8W4xY&feature=related

This is what I really meant.


11 posted on 03/04/2012 5:39:11 PM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


12 posted on 03/04/2012 5:52:47 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
Hand Salute rendered to PM/1 John H. Willis, USN!





Rest in Peace, Brother and Semper Fi!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

13 posted on 03/04/2012 5:53:26 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





Cpl. Conner T. Lowry, USMC, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, KIA Afghanistan 1Mar2012




I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


Eternal Father, Strong to Save

Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, amid these who heeded the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps







Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

14 posted on 03/04/2012 6:07:52 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...did you have lessons today, or are you still on the sick list?

Hope you and Linda were able to go for walks.


15 posted on 03/04/2012 6:13:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Got THAT right, Sandy! :)


16 posted on 03/04/2012 6:14:25 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC

Saluting another of our wonderful military heroes!
Thanks, Galz, for making us aware of his brave service!

17 posted on 03/04/2012 6:18:35 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


The Dalton Gang

March 5, 2012

The Dalton brothers were infamous outlaws during the late 1800s in the US. They started out on the right side of the law as officers. But then they followed a gradual descent into crime and became known for bank and train robberies. Their day of reckoning came when they tried to hold up two banks at once. Hearing of the robberies, the townspeople armed themselves and began to fire on the Dalton Gang. When the smoke cleared, Emmett Dalton was the sole survivor.

After serving 15 years in the penitentiary, Emmett was pardoned and set free. While in prison, he had come to see the error of his ways. So when he was released, he wanted to deter young people from a life of crime. Drawing from his own experience, Emmett wrote and starred in a film about the Dalton Gang in which he showed the folly of being an outlaw. In many ways, Emmett’s film was telling others: “Do not enter the path of the wicked” (Prov. 4:14).

In a similar way, when we have sinned but have genuinely repented and experienced God’s forgiveness, we can tell our own story. We can encourage others not to make the same mistakes we have made. James wrote, “He who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death” (5:20).

If others learn from our mistakes, And it saves them from the pain That we ourselves experienced— Then it wasn’t all in vain. —Sper
When we learn from our mistakes, we are less likely to repeat them.

Read: Proverbs 4:10-19

He who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death. —James 5:20
Bible in a Year:
Joshua 19-21


18 posted on 03/04/2012 6:20:33 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!





Missing Man Setting

Never Forget Those Who Sacrificed All That We Could Live In Freedom!!






Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

19 posted on 03/04/2012 6:20:47 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Till they ALL come home.........


20 posted on 03/04/2012 6:21:35 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...next week you have to start dealing with DST in most of the rest of the states.

We were supposed to get to vote on it, but it still hasn’t happened. *sigh*


21 posted on 03/04/2012 6:22:23 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa; All

Rest In Peace our Heroes

Il Silenzio

Let Them In St. Peter

22 posted on 03/04/2012 6:22:42 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: SandRat

I sooooo need another day off Sandy! *Hugs*


23 posted on 03/04/2012 6:24:18 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC
Thank you ladies for this evenings thread!







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~


24 posted on 03/04/2012 6:26:09 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

I need to end my seemingly perpetual days off Connie! *Hugs*


25 posted on 03/04/2012 6:27:09 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...my sentiments exactly. It’s too soon for Monday.


26 posted on 03/04/2012 6:28:29 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

Howdy...and ((((hugs)))) back! :)


27 posted on 03/04/2012 6:31:33 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Sorry, I got sidetracked...Welcome Aboard!


28 posted on 03/04/2012 6:31:38 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W
We have taken up the Torch!

Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine :
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
In memoria æterna erit iustus,
ab auditione mala non timebit.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

29 posted on 03/04/2012 6:32:47 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thanks very much, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Is it possible you were diverted by a certain item on Youtube?



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

30 posted on 03/04/2012 6:34:44 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: AZamericonnie
Good evening, Connie!

*HUGS*

Another Marine reporting for duty, Great Sir! He has surely served his time in Hell!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

31 posted on 03/04/2012 6:38:57 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Why, I did see a good YouTube video.

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...hope you got some good rest this weekend.

And, I stopped to make a pizza. I deserve it after shoveling the driveway a little earlier.


32 posted on 03/04/2012 6:38:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

I know you do Sandy, how someone with your skills & training can be out of work perplexes me.

Votes count & hopefully relief is in sight!

Hang in there G-Pa.....*hugs*


33 posted on 03/04/2012 6:42:25 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

(((HUGS))...Kathy.


34 posted on 03/04/2012 6:43:07 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
You deserve more than that after shoveling the driveway!



Here's a nice California Cabernet - if it's not to your taste, let me know - I have a fully stocked cabinet!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

35 posted on 03/04/2012 6:44:06 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: mountainlion

Good evening, mountainlion...thanks for the Johnny Cash video tune.

Hope you had a nice weekend.


36 posted on 03/04/2012 6:46:29 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W
And, of course, good evening, Luv!

*HUGS*

I didn't mean to slight you by not including the hugs in my earlier post.:)



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

37 posted on 03/04/2012 6:46:49 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

A very good evening to you Conor....yes another fine Marine from camp Pendleton!

One of my soldiers was transfered from the 3/5 to the 1/7 & is now deployed.

Please pray for him as you do for all our troops.


38 posted on 03/04/2012 6:49:11 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa

No Gallo for me please.


39 posted on 03/04/2012 6:49:41 PM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


AMERICA – LAND OF THE FREE . . .

BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!!!!








Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

40 posted on 03/04/2012 6:51:13 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Amen!


41 posted on 03/04/2012 6:54:02 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: Last of the Mohicans
Damn! I had no idea that was from Gallo! I'm drinking Canyon Oaks tonight - another inexpensive wine, but frankly, the way I guzzle them down there's little point in paying big dollars!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

42 posted on 03/04/2012 7:06:49 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: AZamericonnie
Will do, of course, Connie! As you say, my Brothers-in-Arms are always in my thoughts and prayers. Without them, we would be utterly lost!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

43 posted on 03/04/2012 7:10:31 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks, Mac, for bringing Pharmacist’s Mate First Class
John Harlan Willis to our attention.

I can’t imagine catching and throwing back 8 grenades. He did everything he could to protect....a true hero.


44 posted on 03/04/2012 7:21:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

Cpl Conner T Lowry, USMC
2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment,
1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force


Eternal Father Strong To Save - click

45 posted on 03/04/2012 7:31:15 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
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS))

Just off the phone with the mainland....lining up call times because of the considerable disruption that DST causes in communication. Even if you get to vote on it and opt out, you still have to deal with it with the rest of the lower 48, save Arizona.
46 posted on 03/04/2012 7:51:42 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Kathy, I got the information on Doc Willis on Together We Served - a site I visit daily. One of the posters there puts up a post every day on Marine history for that date and includes any MOH recipients. The past few days, recounting the Iwo Jima Campaign, has yielded a large number of heroes. For actions on March 3, 1945, there were six Medals of Honor awarded to members of the 5th Marine Division, two of whom were corpsmen. The citations are all similar - wounded, refused or did not receive aid, rescued wounded and pinned down comrades at the cost of their own lives. They exemplify the best of our citizenry.

I am in awe of the Marines who fought in the Pacific, particularly those who fought on Iwo Jima. FADM Nimitz stated that on Iwo Jima "Uncommon valor was a common virtue." He was so right, and the current generation of our troops, of all branches, are upholding and augmenting that splendid tradition.

They are worthy of every accolade we can bestow upon them, and we are all eternally in their debt!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

47 posted on 03/04/2012 7:52:48 PM 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

Good evening, Luv...((HUGS))...throwing grenades back out of the hole you are in. A true hero.


48 posted on 03/04/2012 7:53:39 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!




Tattoo

Must retire – the 0500 Reveille approaches relentlessly – the bugler already mounts the parapet. Will chat with you all on the morrow.

Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!









Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

49 posted on 03/04/2012 7:56:51 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

50?


50 posted on 03/04/2012 7:57:20 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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