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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day 08-14-02
Billie

Posted on 08/14/2002 6:42:42 AM PDT by Billie




A Few of FR's Finest.....
......Every Day

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A Few of FR's Finest November 11, 2001

So many people have written me since my original Veteran's Day Tribute, asking how they, or a loved one, could be included in that tribute. Since I can no longer add the photos to the body of the thread, I've been including them in additional posts as I received enough to make another collage.

Still that doesn't seem to be enough. I think there's never been a better nor more appropriate time to keep the faces of our own Veterans and Active Military in front of FReepers--every day! That's why I wanted to do yet another Daily Thread .....ABOUT FReepers .....and FOR FReepers. But not only about our Military FReepers; for all FReepers! Wouldn't it be nice to get to know a few of the other FReepers as well? That's why, in addition to seeing FR's Finest Military Personnel every day, I thought it might be fun to feature a different FReeper (or FReepers) each day. If you would like to be pictured, or know someone who would, please FReepmail me and we'll turn the spotlight - on YOU - for the day!

And do let me know if you'd like your picture added to the groups of Veterans/Active Military below. I will keep this page updated, and continue to add them to the comment section of the original Veteran's Day thread as well.



TOP: Logos, SwedeGirl's hubby, Neil E Wright, FallGuy, 1John, Sneakypete
MIDDLE:  T'wit, COB1, LadyX, Dick Bachert, 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
BOTTOM:  YankeeinSC, Delta21, JoeSixPack1






TOP:  Bosniajmc, AFVetGal, Archy, A Navy Vet

MIDDLE:  4TheFlag, Aeronaut, 68Grunt, Xinga

BOTTOM:  Codger, AAABest, Clinton's A Liar, Duke809, dcwusmc






TOP:  mc5cents, Norb2569, LBGA's son, VanJenerette

MIDDLE:  Jim Robinson, KJenerette, davidosborne, KG9Kid

BOTTOM:  gwmoore, Equality7-2521, SAMWolf





TOP:  porgygirl, Phil V., MudPuppy, NorCoGOP

MIDDLE:  RaceBannon, OneidaM, rdb3, jwTexian

BOTTOM:  USMC Vet, TheMayor, Vineyard, rhododogma






TOP:  spectr17, RightOnline, SERE_Doc, Tet68

MIDDLE:  FutureSnakeEater, RightOnline's wife, CIApilot, Clamper1797
BOTTOM:  usmcobra, onedoug, DiverDave, Joe6-pack





                     










Past or Present, We Salute You!




Thank you for your service to our Country!






TOP: dakine's wife, MeeknMing's dad, Auntbee's nephew, MilitiaMan7,
AlasBabylon.
BOTTOM:  Joe Brower, Temple Owl, Temple Owl's wife, dutchess' dad,
Aomagrat



dakine's wife:  White House Communications Agency (WHCA) 7 years, retired 05-02;  MeeknMing's dad:  USAF;  Auntbee's nephew:  USNavy since '89, USS George Washington;  MilitiaMan7:  USAF 07-73, Lackland AFB, Tech School at Goodfellow AFB, printer systems operator. first duty station Karamursel, CDI Turkey; then Iraklion AS, Crete, Greece; Other assignments included Alaska, Maryland (NSA), Japan, Michigan, Ohio, Japan again, 7 months in the USAF Regional Hospital at Travis AFB, Calif, and final assignment at McDill AFB, Florida. Retired 08-93, after 20 years.  AlasBabylon:  USAF 1976, retired in 1998 with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant (E-8) after 22 years as a communications and computer specialist. Some of his awards include Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal (Bosnia/Herzogivina), and the National Defense Service Medal.  Joe Brower:   US Marines, Navy Corpsman with the Fleet Marine Force (HM3) in 1981 when photo was taken; deployed USS Tarawa with 5th Marine Amphib Brigade to Iran during the hostage crisis.  Temple Owl:  US Army. Photo taken in 1948 in Ruhpolding Germany, served 7 years in the Army Security Agency, leaving as a staff sgt. in 1954.  Temple Owl's wife:  Nurse with the 11th Evacuation Hospital in Korea circa 1951. She was a first lieutenant. Her unit received 5 battle stars.  dutchess' dad:  US Marines;  aomagrat:  US Navy, retired (former MMFN, GMT3 & WT2) Photo taken onboard USS Ranger (CV-61) in the Gulf during the war. 1982-83 - boot camp Great Lakes Illinois; 1983 Nuclear Weapons Training Group Pacific, NAS North Island GMT "A" School; 83-86 USS Enterprise (CVN-65) W Div. Homeport: NA Alameda CA; 86-90 NAS Island CA, Security Dept; 90 Nuclear Weapons Training Group Pacific, NAS North Island WT "C" School; 90-93 USS Ranger (CV-61) W Division. Homeport: NAS No Island CA; 93-94 Naval Recruiting Station, Huntsville, AL; 94-99 USS Wasp (LHD-1) Ordinance Control. Homeport: N Norfolk, VA; 99-02 Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, NAS Fallon NV.









THIS WEEK'S THREADS

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KEYWORDS: freepers; fun; military; surprises; veterans
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1 posted on 08/14/2002 6:42:42 AM PDT by Billie
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To: dakine; MeeknMing; Auntbee; Militiaman7; Alas Babylon!; Joe Brower; Temple Owl; dutchess; ...
Thank you for serving our country.


2 posted on 08/14/2002 6:44:41 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Good morning Billie. Haven't had my coffee yet, but dropping by to say hello, and thanks for adding more of our heroes to the thread.

Pass the very strong coffee, it is early in California!
3 posted on 08/14/2002 6:47:25 AM PDT by ladyinred
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; blackie; The Thin Man; Grammy Bear; Diver Dave; JustAmy; ...
Good Morning, FReeper FRiends! Today we salute another Fine Group!

I did want to remind you who are among the groups of veterans and active military that, because there are so many groups, we've split them into two different 'threads', and posting each thread every other day. If you're not pictured today, you will be tomorrow, and vice versa.

Thanks to all of you for your enthusiasm and support of our FReepers that we spotlight each day!


4 posted on 08/14/2002 6:49:56 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ladyinred; The Mayor
Good morning, redlady! :) Hoping that The Mayor will have time to bring us coffee again - he may already be on top of the roof though and we missed it on this thread!

I wanted to say thanks for posting those pics last night, Mayor, of your caravan!

5 posted on 08/14/2002 6:52:18 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Good Morning, Billie!
6 posted on 08/14/2002 6:57:38 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Billie
G'mornin' darlin'! Got to run...got a meeting inside the beltway with a bunch of REMFS...I'll stop back in tomorrow...
7 posted on 08/14/2002 6:58:09 AM PDT by g'nad
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To: Billie; All
Very nice group! Beautiful, in fact! A salute to them all! (Gotta run - check back in later today)


8 posted on 08/14/2002 7:00:47 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Billie
Billie, love the little bird. Send her out here to my backyard where I have several feeders and a birdbath or two if she is ready for breakfast!
9 posted on 08/14/2002 7:02:11 AM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Billie; ladyinred; daisyscarlett; MeeknMing; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; LadyX; COB1; dutchess; ...
Good morning All!
It's nice to see the faces of the people who helped preserve my freedom to worship and pursue happiness. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of them!


Click on the pic

10 posted on 08/14/2002 7:02:43 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Billie
Good morning all. Just stopped by to say hello to everyone. I promised the boys I'd take them to the movies today. Too hot to do anything outside today. I'll be back later.
11 posted on 08/14/2002 7:03:28 AM PDT by Teacup
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To: Aquamarine; Billie; ladyinred; g'nad; All
Good Morning everybody!
12 posted on 08/14/2002 7:04:00 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Billie; ladyinred
Good morning, Empress - and ladyinred on the West Coast!
'Tis a fine day on the East one with a hint of rain (badly needed) to come.

Appreciate the descriptions of the service of those featured, Billie.
(wannago to lunch with Nancy's credit card?
I kinda 'forgot' to return it...:)))

13 posted on 08/14/2002 7:09:55 AM PDT by LadyX
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To: ClaraSuzanne; Aquamarine; g'nad
"Good Morning everybody!"

I'm not 'everybody' - will just a 'somebody' do to say Good Morning back to you and The Others?

14 posted on 08/14/2002 7:15:23 AM PDT by LadyX
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Morning, Pip! Are we going to see your new license plate logo tonight? :)


15 posted on 08/14/2002 7:16:49 AM PDT by Billie
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To: g'nad
Hi, ping-a-ling - thanks for dropping in to say good morning!
16 posted on 08/14/2002 7:17:42 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Good morning, good FRiend. :) That is a WONDERFUL, MARVELOUS, STUPENDOUS, PERFECT graphic to post first thing today!
17 posted on 08/14/2002 7:19:16 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Why thank you, Billie! I had forgotten about sending you that pic. Very cool!


18 posted on 08/14/2002 7:19:56 AM PDT by Joe Brower
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To: Billie
"Thank you for serving our country"

Absolutely. Unconditionally. And from the bottom of my heart. Bless you all and yours...

19 posted on 08/14/2002 7:20:40 AM PDT by eureka!
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To: ladyinred
Thanks - I just love that little bluebird, too - hey, you need a red robin!
20 posted on 08/14/2002 7:20:41 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Thank you Billie. Mrs. Temple Owl was pleasantly surprised to see her picture on the FreeRepublic. Luv ya.
21 posted on 08/14/2002 7:22:03 AM PDT by Temple Owl
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To: Aquamarine
Another perfect post, graphic, midi. Thank you, Aqua FRiend!
22 posted on 08/14/2002 7:22:09 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Teacup
Hey, Tea! 'Morning - I think it's supposed to be 100 degrees today.
23 posted on 08/14/2002 7:23:08 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Aquamarine
You post the most wonderful pictures and music Aqua. Thanks so much for honoring our fly guys and gals.
I must tell you that when the music started playing on my computer, my bird Jingles started dancing around his cage and chirping. He loved it! It was so funny.
24 posted on 08/14/2002 7:28:33 AM PDT by ladyinred
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Good morning ClaraSuzanne! Have you had your coffee yet?
25 posted on 08/14/2002 7:29:26 AM PDT by ladyinred
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To: LadyX
Morning to you too! The West coast is hot, hot, hot! We are breaking the 100's again. That means ladyinred will be lolling about the pool today!
It's a hard job, but somebody has to do it! :)
26 posted on 08/14/2002 7:31:17 AM PDT by ladyinred
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To: LadyX
Morning, Maggie! Yes, let's go to lunch and while we're out, we could do a little shopping, long as we have that CC. :)

I have a hard time with the information that goes with the pics. Everyone sends it a little differently, and some give more than other, some hardly any info at all. (That, plus, I don't understand a lot of it) :)
27 posted on 08/14/2002 7:32:50 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
I have a Red Robin family in my yard! I was so excited when I first saw them this spring! They are making their home in a large redwood tree in my front yard, and hop around my garden eating the berries and other little creatures that hop around there!
28 posted on 08/14/2002 7:34:28 AM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Joe Brower
You are very welcome. Sometimes it takes a while to get enough to make another group, so if you're one of the very first ones after I post a group, I can see how you might forget! :)

Thank you again for serving!

Thanks for posting your license plate logo. I don't always remember where someone is "from"!

29 posted on 08/14/2002 7:35:18 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Temple Owl
Thanks to you and Mrs. Temple Owl for your service to our country! You both are certainly among FR finest, and America's too.
30 posted on 08/14/2002 7:36:50 AM PDT by ladyinred
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To: eureka!
Good morning, eureka! Not sure you've been here before, so wanted to say thanks for coming and hope you do come back!


31 posted on 08/14/2002 7:37:19 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
A finer group I've never seen. Service members have a special place in my heart. Thank you for your service, and the service of your families. My older sister is retired Army, and I'd like to thank her to, if I could. Men and women like these have put their lives on hold, and on the line so we can have freedom.

Last Sunday as I sat in church listening to a wonderful sermon I tried to imagine the horror of having 1 or 2 maniacs storming the service with machine guns. That happens in so many places. At almost the same time I was musing we were asked to pray for our military who were fighting against evil in our stead. That was good for a hearty AMEN!

32 posted on 08/14/2002 7:37:57 AM PDT by bluesagewoman
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To: Temple Owl
I love that picture of Mrs. Temple Owl! I'm so glad I could finally 'get' the pictures, thanks to daisy! We should have thought of that earlier, instead of going through so many frustrated MIME files!

Enjoy your day, FRiend!

33 posted on 08/14/2002 7:39:24 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ladyinred
Thank you. I was a little worried about you playing that song this morning, I saw that you were still sleepy and knew that song was loud and may startle you...LOL! Are you sure that it didn't startle the bird?
I also read that you're going to be a lady of leisure today so you should be able to recover nicely.
34 posted on 08/14/2002 7:40:17 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: ladyinred
How fun! I just love to see different birds around here - something besides sparrows! Actually, hummingbirds are the most fascinating of all to me. Such tiny little things and those wings never rest!
35 posted on 08/14/2002 7:41:09 AM PDT by Billie
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To: bluesagewoman
Morning, bluesage. Yes, these are all special people, and it's such an honor for me to receive the photos and put them together like this for all to see. Would love to include your sister if you want me to. It's just wonderful to see FReepers AND their family in uniform. God Bless them all!
36 posted on 08/14/2002 7:44:37 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Good morning, Billie!

   
These are the times that try men’s souls.
The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will,
in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country;
but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
~Thomas Paine

37 posted on 08/14/2002 7:46:16 AM PDT by Carolina
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You're welcome FRiend! Here's another one. See ya'll later today! :)


Click on the pic

38 posted on 08/14/2002 7:48:22 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Billie
"Good morning, eureka! Not sure you've been here before, so wanted to say thanks for coming and hope you do come back"

I've bumped by on occasion for a quick read but only have so much time a day here. Spend most of my FRee time on news/politics. Love your work by the way. Simply wonderful....

39 posted on 08/14/2002 7:48:40 AM PDT by eureka!
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To: Carolina
Morning! You all add so much to this thread every day. Such gorgeous posts that always fit the focus of the day! This post is simply outstanding today! (I love that font face, too!)
40 posted on 08/14/2002 8:00:06 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Aquamarine
Oh, that one! Even if it IS a midi, it's still so pretty! Not to mention Lady Liberty and the flag!
41 posted on 08/14/2002 8:02:52 AM PDT by Billie
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To: eureka!
I've bumped by on occasion for a quick read but only have so much time a day here. Spend most of my FRee time on news/politics. Love your work by the way. Simply wonderful....

That you would come by and say that, too, made my day, thanks!

42 posted on 08/14/2002 8:04:46 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Good morning and thanks for highlighting a few of our veteran friends and family. bbl
43 posted on 08/14/2002 8:05:19 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Billie
I pledge allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one Nation under God,
Indivisible,
with Liberty and Justice for All


44 posted on 08/14/2002 8:21:15 AM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Billie; Mama_Bear; All
Good morning...It is Weds...some folks call it "Hump Day"..

I just love the calendar today and hope it provokes some "sister" stories and tributes. I do not have any sisters but envy those who do. My Mom had a lot of sisters and they shared a special bond all through their lives even though they all took different paths and made different choices....


45 posted on 08/14/2002 8:25:58 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Billie
Mornin' Billie.

What a good looking group of FR's Finest....

Salute to my fellow Armed Forces comrades- Past and Present.

46 posted on 08/14/2002 8:27:07 AM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: lodwick
Good morning, your list must be long. :) (You're late arriving and not staying yet!) See you later, JL!
47 posted on 08/14/2002 8:28:05 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Diver Dave
Good morning, Dave and LOGAN!!!!! I don't know if others got the picture without pasting the url in browser, but all I got on the thread was that dreaded little red x.

What you did with Logan is precious! Can I save it and use it? I want his name on it!

48 posted on 08/14/2002 8:30:15 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Lodwick has his own interesting "news" thread going on this morning! That may be why he just breezed in and out!
49 posted on 08/14/2002 8:35:41 AM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Billie
"MeeknMing's dad"

Hey, Miss Billie ! Good job ! Thank you so much.

50 posted on 08/14/2002 8:37:18 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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