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USO Canteen FReeper FRiday.......June 21,2002
FRiends of the USO Canteen FReeper Style and Snow Bunny

Posted on 06/21/2002 1:00:48 AM PDT by Snow Bunny

We are honored to introduce to you
G'nad

...."My mom always said she wasn't surprised I wanted to be a Marine...I still love scars and bruises...I acquired quite a collection over the years...

Newly commissioned, boot 2ndLt g'nad......

1stLt and Mrs. g'nad headed for the Marine Corps Birthday Ball. She's my best friend...my reality check...God has blessed me with her.



Above and Below...Desert Storm, cleaned up afterwards ... somewhere in Kuwait.......

Reunion with Mrs. g'nad, this photo ran in the OkiMar Edition of Stars and Stripes.......



On the range at 29 Palms with a buddy, our custom rifles, and M-14s...Life is good!.......

Winter warfare training with some of my Marines at the Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, CA. I'm the one standing far left. This was with 2d Marine Regiment... my best time, and my best Marines.......


The family as of Nov '01. Rebecca, Mrs. g'nad, Jake and me on the beach at Emerald Isle, NC.

I knew I wanted to be a Marine since I was three-years-old. I signed my Delayed Entry Program papers in Oct of my senior year, but in December the Officer Selection Officer (OSO) asked me if I wanted to try for an NROTC Scholarship. I never had any intention of being an officer, and my family was too poor for me to even consider college. I was accepted and attended Iowa State University and OCS, and was commissioned. I owe the Marine Corps a great debt.

. Still on active duty as a Major at Headquarters Marine Corps...my first desk job, and it's killin' me...

Been a lot of places, seen a lot of things... some bad, some good. But I have always served with the finest of men, Marines.

I trust in Jesus as my Lord and Savior...I believe in Duty, Honor, Sacrifice, Integrity...

I believe that there is no substitute for hard work... that pain is a good thing...if no one's shooting at you, there is nothing to stress about...oh yes, and beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy...

Die first, then quit.......

G'nad

Thank you G’nad for serving our country and for sharing with us here at the FReeper USO Canteen. It is an honor and blessing to know you.


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To: daisyscarlett
Good Afternoon,Daisy! Thank you for the great picture.

I pray for each of these men and women who are being deployed to other parts of the world some, perhaps into haerm's way.

I'm glad it's not my computer. but FR better not go down!

151 posted on 06/21/2002 9:49:23 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Snow Bunny
The USA continues to provide humanitarian aide to the the Afghans and our military forces have a big part in implementing this aide.

An Afghan man carries away a blanket delivered by U.S. soldiers of the 489th Civil Affairs Battalion at a village in the Karabach, Afghanistan district near the Bagram Air Base April 11, 2002. Soldiers from the battalion delivered aid including blankets, fruit and toilets to the many people who have recently returned to the village after fleeing in recent years because of factional fighting in the area. British and American forces have been entering villages - not on raids, but to discuss how to bring villagers humanitarian aid and development projects. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)

152 posted on 06/21/2002 9:52:07 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: ClaraSuzanne
You've got FReepmail!


Time Out: 11:52
KMG-365

153 posted on 06/21/2002 9:52:22 AM PDT by Johnny Gage
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To: Johnny Gage
Thank you I got it. You have Freepmail.
154 posted on 06/21/2002 9:59:44 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Why, thank you! You're teddy's pretty cute, too!
155 posted on 06/21/2002 10:05:06 AM PDT by tomkow6
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Comment #156 Removed by Moderator

To: Mr_Magoo; MeeknMing; JohnHuang2
John Mark McGuire Sammy Sosa Randy Johnson Huang2.

Shut 'em out, JH2!!!!
(Love my Diamondbacks!!!)

157 posted on 06/21/2002 10:06:05 AM PDT by HiJinx
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To: HiJinx
LOL!

Sammy Sosa

158 posted on 06/21/2002 10:11:21 AM PDT by Mr_Magoo
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To: SAMWolf
Thankyou Sam for posting that story and pics...

I can't help but get choked up looking at those beautiful girls. I just printed up 23 pages from the thread I posted and I will be going by his Moms house, if she is there I will present her with the whole thread. I put all the pages in a nice folder for them to keep.

I want to thank everyone for posting their kind words to the thread.

God Bless this family..
159 posted on 06/21/2002 10:15:04 AM PDT by The Mayor
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To: Aquamarine
We're going to New York tomorrow for R&R? Great...lots of great food in New York.

One of my favorites is the Coney Island Hot Dog so I searched the Canteen for an authentic recipe and am testing it today. Yes, we can serve them again tomorrow, too. Along with cottage fries...


160 posted on 06/21/2002 10:15:24 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Snow Bunny; FallGuy; JohnHuang2; Mama_Bear; Victoria Delsoul; daisyscarlett; Iowa Granny; ...
Before 9/11 we had USA military in 140 countries around the world.
Due to 9/11 our military is expanding to more countries.
In fact US Military expansion is now the greatest in US history.
Please take a moment to e-mail someone in the military and say Thanks.


161 posted on 06/21/2002 10:15:39 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: g'nad
Thank You for your service to our country.
162 posted on 06/21/2002 10:23:16 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: ClaraSuzanne; tomkow6
Oh my! Leave for one day and look what I come back too! :))))))))))))))))))) Maybe we need to return to the volcano spirits!!!
163 posted on 06/21/2002 10:28:34 AM PDT by MistyCA
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To: Snow Bunny
nope...i don't live in the northeast
164 posted on 06/21/2002 10:28:40 AM PDT by Bill Davis FR
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To: d4now; Snow Bunny; Mama_Bear; Victoria Delsoul; daisyscarlett; Iowa Granny; Grammy Bear; ...

165 posted on 06/21/2002 10:31:46 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: MistyCA
Hi, Misty!


166 posted on 06/21/2002 10:31:56 AM PDT by tomkow6
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To: MistyCA
Hey, look! I've cloned myself!
167 posted on 06/21/2002 10:33:45 AM PDT by tomkow6
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To: g'nad
Don't sit in the corner! This is your day to shine!

You're not the first one to make that mistake. I think the marine part of my screen name is misleading here. Aqua is just my favorite color plus I love the water. :-)

168 posted on 06/21/2002 10:35:55 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: daisyscarlett
Oh! That chili dog looks so good. Now I'm going to have to go to the Dairy Queen.
Tomorrow night we'll be needing some oysters rockerfellar and filet mignon if you have any of that laying around in your kitchen. ;-)
169 posted on 06/21/2002 10:42:19 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: g'nad; Snow Bunny
Wow...this is a terrific thread and sooooo impressive, g'nad! You have a beautiful family and I am so happy that someone saw your potential and gave you the kind of opportunity that allowed you to excel! Thank you for being the kind of person who acted on that potential and gave us another one of America's finest!!!! Very impressive! :)))
170 posted on 06/21/2002 10:46:07 AM PDT by MistyCA
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To: MistyCA; tomkow6
Now Misty! It wasn't MY fault! Tom started it! LOL
171 posted on 06/21/2002 10:47:28 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: tomkow6
TOM! Like I said before.

You're BAAAAAAAD!!!!

172 posted on 06/21/2002 10:49:50 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Good Afternoon, Tonkin! Hope you're having a great day. thank you for the flowers.
173 posted on 06/21/2002 10:51:47 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: MistyCA; tomkow6
Yeah, Misty, let's send tom to the Volcano!
174 posted on 06/21/2002 10:52:59 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Now that I've cloned myself, you girlz have to figure out which one is the real me before you drag me to the volcano!
175 posted on 06/21/2002 10:57:45 AM PDT by tomkow6
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To: tomkow6
There's enough of us gurlz that to solve that problem, We'll just grab all of your clones and you and throw you all in the volcano! HEH! HEH! HEH!
176 posted on 06/21/2002 11:00:28 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: ClaraSuzanne

Do you REALLY wanna touch my burka????????

177 posted on 06/21/2002 11:03:27 AM PDT by tomkow6
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To: Aquamarine
Thanks darlin'...appreciate your understandin'...can I buy you a drink to make up for it?
178 posted on 06/21/2002 11:04:04 AM PDT by g'nad
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To: tomkow6
Not after what SassyMom told me!
179 posted on 06/21/2002 11:04:37 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: MistyCA
Shucks ma'am, your makin' me blush...I know I've been blessed... cuz I'm just a simple jarhead. Thanks...
180 posted on 06/21/2002 11:14:52 AM PDT by g'nad
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To: ClaraSuzanne; SassyMom
What un-truths are being generated about me?
181 posted on 06/21/2002 11:18:24 AM PDT by tomkow6
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To: Aquamarine
Yep, the kitchen is well stocked. We can whip up some oysters rockefeller in no time and a filet, always. How about some New York Steaks, bone in? We have those too if you need them.

Wish there was a Dairy Queen near me....all we have is Der WeinerschneitZel...


182 posted on 06/21/2002 11:26:40 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: tomkow6; ClaraSuzanne
See post #76. There are no un-truths spoken here. *giggle*
183 posted on 06/21/2002 11:30:20 AM PDT by SassyMom
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To: SassyMom
So I was playing with some strange looking kitty-cats, so what?
184 posted on 06/21/2002 11:33:24 AM PDT by tomkow6
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To: g'nad
Thanks darlin'...appreciate your understandin'...can I buy you a drink to make up for it?

Sure Baby.....no problem.

185 posted on 06/21/2002 11:38:03 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: daisyscarlett
Thank you. :)
Don't forget...dress to kill.
186 posted on 06/21/2002 11:41:00 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Victoria Delsoul; All
Good morning, Victoria! That little bear is so cute! I am in and out again and wanted to say good morning to you and everyone else!!!
187 posted on 06/21/2002 11:53:15 AM PDT by MistyCA
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To: larryjohnson; RadioAstronomer
Good morning, fellas! Happy FReeper Friday. I love finding out about FReepers who are serving our country, or have served. And many of the troops who lurk say it's their favorite day. Good to see you today. Jen
188 posted on 06/21/2002 11:56:05 AM PDT by Jen
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To: Bill Davis FR; All

Welcome to you and to all other new comers to the Canteen!!!! It's always wonderful to see the new faces around here! :))))

189 posted on 06/21/2002 12:03:59 PM PDT by MistyCA
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To: tomkow6
Oh! Clonations!!! What to do, what to do......ok girls, time to group up and protect the territory!


190 posted on 06/21/2002 12:08:46 PM PDT by MistyCA
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Good morning, Clara Sue. God bless you too!

Are you feeling better today? I might have caught what you had/have. My throat is very sore today. Do I 'sound' any different to you? (cough cough)


191 posted on 06/21/2002 12:12:18 PM PDT by Jen
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To: SpookBrat
Hey :) Just wanted you to know I'm around.
192 posted on 06/21/2002 12:26:32 PM PDT by smurf
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To: tomkow6; ClaraSuzanne
CLARA! Is that you inside that burka with Tom again????? Good heavens, that's what started all this to begin with! Clara! Please!!!
193 posted on 06/21/2002 12:27:19 PM PDT by MistyCA
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To: SAMWolf
Hi Sam. I'm having a horrible time.

I can't open up my FRemails, and it's very slow to post, too. Grrrrr

194 posted on 06/21/2002 12:28:56 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: g'nad; Aquamarine
Hahahaha! G'nad, I too thought Aquamarine was a guy when I first saw her screenname. Must be the 'marine' part of it that fooled us. Jen
195 posted on 06/21/2002 12:29:49 PM PDT by Jen
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To: MistyCA
It's not Clara.....I'm sneaking those strange looking kitty kats into the Canteen.
196 posted on 06/21/2002 12:30:30 PM PDT by tomkow6
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Hi Clara.

Maybe you can post the words to us who are audio challanged.

I'll try. :-)

197 posted on 06/21/2002 12:30:53 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: g'nad
As long as you blush with pride, Jarhead! :))
198 posted on 06/21/2002 12:32:04 PM PDT by MistyCA
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To: Johnny Gage
Time Out: 11:52
KMG-365

What does this mean?

199 posted on 06/21/2002 12:32:42 PM PDT by Jen
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To: COB1
Great, Cob! Looking forward to seeing you.


200 posted on 06/21/2002 12:33:34 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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