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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: ClaraSuzanne
Oh no, those pesky skunks arent back again, Beamer and I have gotten into them a couple times before, mostly down by the barn.

Not to worry, we keep tomato juice on hand in the kitchen just for this event.

ROUGH day, full house, hot, course you never get called into a room the A/C is WORKING in.......

401 posted on 06/21/2002 6:46:59 PM PDT by 4TheFlag
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The National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Arlington, VA, Thursday, June 20, 2002.

Click Here for transcript of Paul Wolfowitz's speech to The National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia

402 posted on 06/21/2002 6:47:19 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: 4TheFlag; Snow Bunny; FallGuy; Billie; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; LadyX; Victoria Delsoul; ...
Good evening, everyone!

I've been running all day, but tomorrow should be better.

I don't know if this has been posted, but I'd like to flag all the Marines if it hasn't.
I went by the Marine Corps recruitment office today, and he asked me if I could walk without the cane......NO, that's not why I went by there!
I went by to get some stickers for my grandson.
During the course of our conversation, he told me that MCRD is NOT going to close up!!
He said the airport had requested the space and the Marine Corps to them to go f*@#*#!*&%#*!(translates to having sex with oneself), no, he said that the Marine Corps had said, "NO!"

403 posted on 06/21/2002 6:47:43 PM PDT by COB1
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To: Dec31,1999
Hi Dec, nice to see you at the FReeper USO Canteen.


404 posted on 06/21/2002 6:49:24 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Is Everybody Happy!?

For those that aren't, lol!



405 posted on 06/21/2002 6:50:11 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: SassyMom
OH Sassy, how cute.I just know that skunk with the flowers must smell clean ands fresh.So adorable.
406 posted on 06/21/2002 6:50:51 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: 4TheFlag
Tomato juice. Good! because Snow was going to use perfume on them to make them smell better. I think she's getting attached to them.
407 posted on 06/21/2002 6:51:18 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: Beep
Try a compromise and do a beef tenderloin, or a filet mignon.

Same thing, but the mignon has bacon wrapped around it.

Have a super birthday, whatever the menu. ;-)
408 posted on 06/21/2002 6:51:56 PM PDT by lodwick
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To: daisyscarlett
Hi Daisy, thank you so much for the pictures of our troops watching the World Cup.Great shots!!!
409 posted on 06/21/2002 6:52:03 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: MeeknMing
LOL!!! I never thought of beer! I think Flagman could go for one of those. I'll have a Margurita!
410 posted on 06/21/2002 6:52:57 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: ClaraSuzanne
I had Priscilla for ohsoclose to 14 years; she was a wedding gift to me from Keith. She was with me through some really rough and turbulent times, and grieved the loss of Keith with me, and was always with me. Always. She had "her" place on the end of the waterbed, and I still feel her presence there. Piper and Wilson get up and all over the waterbed when I'm feeling better than usual, but neither of them will ever lie in Priscilla's "spot." Never, ever. Piper met her, when Pipey was a tiny pup, and Priss was so old and feeble. Piper remembers her, though. She grieved her, after we had to let her go. (Thank God that Bob was with us then; I couldn't have done it alone. Bob and I both stayed with her when she left us. It was one of the worst days of my life. But she's here with me now. I know she is.)
411 posted on 06/21/2002 6:53:09 PM PDT by Beep
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To: deadhead
Hi Colleen, so good to see you. I LOVE your post, thank you so much.
412 posted on 06/21/2002 6:54:00 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: lodwick
Thanks Jim, she was a stubborn old...should I say it....nah, Lady today, only one thing pending, and we'll get snitched out to the Fire Department about that in 3 hours by the security company, oh well tomorrow......
413 posted on 06/21/2002 6:54:20 PM PDT by 4TheFlag
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To: Beep
As long as you feel this way she is never gone.
414 posted on 06/21/2002 6:55:21 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Hi Tonkin, so beautiful,I love the flowers so much.Thank you.



415 posted on 06/21/2002 6:55:46 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: redhead
Supposed to get up around 90 tomorrow. THAT will be interesting...

Oh yeah, I know all about that 90 stuff, LOL, here today. SUCKS.......

Stay cool my FRiend...

416 posted on 06/21/2002 6:57:13 PM PDT by 4TheFlag
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To: Snow Bunny
Hey there my DEAR Lady:))))Thanks!
417 posted on 06/21/2002 6:58:40 PM PDT by 4TheFlag
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To: MeeknMing; The Mayor
Hi Meekie, Thanks so much for the links.

I agree so much about what you said about Powell.I wish so much he would resign!!!!!!!!

418 posted on 06/21/2002 7:00:15 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Snow Bunny
Y'all look like y'all are having fun in here without me. No fair.
419 posted on 06/21/2002 7:00:22 PM PDT by SpookBrat
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To: COB1
Hi Cobby,luv seeing you.


420 posted on 06/21/2002 7:01:46 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: SpookBrat
Welcome home 4TheFlag (ie).

LOL! Thanks SB2, sounds like you had an interesting day with SB's kin!!

I'll catch up with you soon.....:)

421 posted on 06/21/2002 7:02:31 PM PDT by 4TheFlag
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To: SpookBrat
Glad you are here!!! Tah dah!

Do you have any pictures of your Bunny? Sometime when you can post one, I would love to see it.

Might be a cousin of mine.giggle


422 posted on 06/21/2002 7:03:37 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Snow Bunny; SpookBrat; 4TheFlag
How is your bunny, Spookie?? I have been praying so hard for your bunny rabbit!! Is the new vet able to help?? Dear God, please, I hope so!!
423 posted on 06/21/2002 7:04:11 PM PDT by Beep
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To: Diver Dave
Hi DD, thank you so much for your kind words. Good to see you.Also thank you for this link too.
424 posted on 06/21/2002 7:04:36 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: daisyscarlett
HMmmmmmmmm Yummy, those hotdogs look so good.Thank you so much.
425 posted on 06/21/2002 7:05:35 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: g'nad
Thank you again sooo much.I just love your pictures!
426 posted on 06/21/2002 7:06:57 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Beep
Hey there B! Thank you for being a FRiend....J:)
427 posted on 06/21/2002 7:07:24 PM PDT by 4TheFlag
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To: DontMessWithMyCountry
Hi, good to see you. I hope you had a great day today.
428 posted on 06/21/2002 7:08:37 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Hi,your daughter is wonderful.

Good to see you my friend.

429 posted on 06/21/2002 7:12:20 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: LindaSOG
Hi Linda, thank you so much!!!

Reading it and remembering back what an awful day that was when Hinkley tried to kill our wonderful President Reagan.

I am so glad you help with the Canteen with this History each day.Thank you so much.

430 posted on 06/21/2002 7:14:50 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: JohnHuang2
Hi John, thank you so much. I love your signature, it looks great!!!
431 posted on 06/21/2002 7:15:39 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Snow Bunny
You are so welcome for the pix of my babies! I abhor being away from Piper and Wilson when we have to travel for me to see one of my specialists. Bob asked Priss to hang in there until I got through my first brain surgery, and she did. She stayed with my folks, which was a familiar place to her. (It isn't as familiar for Piper and Wilson.) I was so worried about my Priss when I had my brain surgery, and had to stay in Asheville for a while, even though I was released from the hospital after six days. She was waiting to welcome me home, though! She stayed through my post-op recovery, and then her health started going downhill very quickly. I know she hung in there just for me. I'm sure she did. I'm so glad I can still feel her here, around me!

I am still nearly frantic about Piper and Wilson, and where they will stay during my next surgery. My parents don't care for them very well; they toss them in the back of their kennel, and only have contact with them when Dad feeds them. I hate that. For such a long period of time -- I can't let them go through that. They'll be upset enough.

I'll just have to pray for God to give me an answer, for Piper and Wilson, during the next one. I'm sure He will, though. (But I still worry!!)

432 posted on 06/21/2002 7:16:29 PM PDT by Beep
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To: SAMWolf
Miss you Sam!

Thank you for the pictures from the funeral for Sgt.Tycz and his family.Prayers for his family, this is so sad.

433 posted on 06/21/2002 7:17:28 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: ClaraSuzanne
AAaaaauuugggghhhhhhh!! Oh no! Birthday email torture! (Isn't there a law against that??) (*VBG*)
434 posted on 06/21/2002 7:18:33 PM PDT by Beep
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To: lodwick
LOL! Right now -- I must pause to consume a chicken carcass. I shall return when the carcass is bare! **VBG**
435 posted on 06/21/2002 7:21:41 PM PDT by Beep
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To: 4TheFlag
Flagman, This is another attempt to send e-mail. Can you do me a favor? I sent you an e-mail message a fwe minutes ago with my e-mail address on it. Can you check it and tell me if it went through? i need to know as i want to start an e-mail account and let the people in my fraternity have my e-mail address. Thanks ahead of time1 You're a pal!
436 posted on 06/21/2002 7:22:17 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: COB1
Thankfully, Parris Island is a swampy island and not apt to be coveted..:)))

It, too, is hallowed ground, Cobby, and I'm glad it will remain just as you remember it, for generations to come to 'enjoy!' - - LOL
437 posted on 06/21/2002 7:25:01 PM PDT by LadyX
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To: Beep
HUH?
438 posted on 06/21/2002 7:25:30 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: Beep
Good luck with the yard bird.

We've had super experiences with house and pet sitters while we're away from the joint.

Ask your friends about it.
439 posted on 06/21/2002 7:29:09 PM PDT by lodwick
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To: Severa
Wow! Your mom is wonderful, like a wonder woman.Thanks for sharing about her.

I am so glad your husband will be home on July 4th.

440 posted on 06/21/2002 7:29:32 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Snow Bunny; FallGuy
{{{{HUGS AND KISSES TO YOU, BUNNIEKINS!}}}

and a nod to you too, FallGuy.
LOL!
A big hug to you, too, FallGuy!
Heck, yes, I hug some guys!
Especially when they have beautiful wives!

Are you guys really going to be in Fresno?

441 posted on 06/21/2002 7:38:35 PM PDT by COB1
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To: COB1
giggle....we are planning on it.......yep.....Ye haw!

Got to get another HUG ya know.heh heh

After Fresno then we head out to Oregon.

442 posted on 06/21/2002 7:43:40 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: LadyX
Hi LadyX, good to see you.

(( hug ))

443 posted on 06/21/2002 7:44:42 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: COB1
Hey, Cobby! How are you doing?
444 posted on 06/21/2002 7:46:25 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: Beep
I am so glad too Beep. Our animals give us so much love and I spoil mine...heh heh....can't help it.
445 posted on 06/21/2002 7:47:05 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
The flowers were especially lovely today.

Thank you Tonk.

446 posted on 06/21/2002 7:47:10 PM PDT by d4now
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To: LadyX
"I'm glad it will remain just as you remember it, for generations to come to 'enjoy!'"

Yeah, I told the recruiter that my grandson was going to follow his grandad, but he wouldn't be able to go through MCRD if it was sold off.
When he told me it wasn't going to be sold off, I silently thanked God that Blake was going to be able to "enjoy" the hundred mile blacktop grinder, the heat and humidity, the wonderful three minute S,S,and S sessions, the sand in every pore of his body, the relaxing obstacle course, the steaks in the mess hall that took a good Stihl chainsaw to cut, the skullery, and all the rest that makes life interesting.
I hope they don't change a darn thing!!

447 posted on 06/21/2002 7:47:11 PM PDT by COB1
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To: Snow Bunny; All

THANK YOU TO THE TROOPS AT ELLSWORTH AFB

RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA

HOME OF THE B-1B LANCER BOMBER


448 posted on 06/21/2002 7:49:34 PM PDT by 4TheFlag
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To: Snow Bunny
I am just your humble servant... Thanks Snow Bunny, Thanks Nick!
449 posted on 06/21/2002 7:50:19 PM PDT by g'nad
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To: Snow Bunny
Bunniekins, I'll give you a hug that'll make you want to let old FallGuy go to Oregon by himself!!
LOL!
Doggone!
I'm looking forward to seeing you guys again!
450 posted on 06/21/2002 7:50:46 PM PDT by COB1
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