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A few of FR's Finest....Every Day....11-12-02
Billie

Posted on 11/12/2002 7:23:17 AM PST by Billie




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

FR is a Treasure Trove of talented, compassionate, patriotic, wonderful people who gather every day to discuss the latest news and issues; salute and support our military and our leaders;  tell a few jokes;  learn a new word;  write poetry;  pray for those in need;  and congratulate those who are deserving. Thank you, Jim Robinson, for giving us the vehicle in which we can express ourselves.

Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   I can remember lurking when there were only a few regulars who posted, and now there are over 60,000 who have registered for posting privileges. The forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world.






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.

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TOP:  g'nad, AgThorn's son Justin, SLB, AgThorn's son Brett.
MIDDLE:  fish70, razorback-bert, CheneyChick,Leroy S Mort, Mark17.
BOTTOM:  Terry's Take, Taxman, DinkyDau.



TOP:  ValerieUSA's son Grant, SK1Thurman, kd5cts, RangerVetNam,
dansangel and .45man's son-in-law Tony
BOTTOM:  rangerX, Old China Hand, Trish, Howlin's dad, Mustang



TOP: ohioWfan's son, MamaBear's father-in-law, MamaBear's dad, ladtx
MIDDLE:  The Mayor's niece, M.Kehoe, Beach_Babe's son-in-law
BOTTOM:  deadhead's dad, HiJinx, Severa's hubby, viligantcitizen's granddad.



TOP:  spectr17, RightOnline, SERE_Doc, Tet68.
MIDDLE:  FutureSnakeEater, RightOnline's wife, CIApilot, Clamper1797
BOTTOM:  usmcobra, onedoug, DiverDave, Joe6-pack



We now have eleven groups of veterans/active military; we will post each group of three or four twice a week, with thumbnail/links of the remaining seven or eight groups on each thread. Click on any of the thumbnails below to see the group full-size.

         

GROUP 1A: TOP: Logos, SwedeGirl's hubby, Neil E Wright, FallGuy, 1John, Sneakypete MIDDLE:  T'wit, COB1, LadyX, Dick Bachert, 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub BOTTOM:  YankeeinSC, Delta21, JoeSixPack1
GROUP 2A: TOP:  Bosniajmc, AFVetGal, Archy, A Navy Vet MIDDLE:  4TheFlag, Aeronaut, 68Grunt, Xinga BOTTOM:  Codger, AAABest, Clinton's A Liar, Duke809, dcwusmc
GROUP 3A: TOP:  mc5cents, Norb2569, LBGA's son, VanJenerette MIDDLE:  Jim Robinson, KJenerette, davidosborne, KG9Kid BOTTOM:  gwmoore, Equality7-2521, SAMWolf
GROUP 4A: TOP:  porgygirl, Phil V., MudPuppy, NorCoGOP MIDDLE:  RaceBannon, OneidaM, rdb3, jwTexian BOTTOM:  USMC Vet, TheMayor, Vineyard, rhododogma
      

GROUP 9A: TOP: Q6-God, Scan59, Mama Bear and JKPhoto's son, ofMagog. MIDDLE:  Big'ol_freeper, JustAmy's great uncle, Prodigal Son. BOTTOM:  JustAmy's husband, JustAmy's brother-in-law, JustAmy's brother.
GROUP 10A: TOP: dakine's wife, MeeknMing's dad, Auntbee's nephew, MilitiaMan7, AlasBabylon. BOTTOM:  Joe Brower, Temple Owl, Temple Owl's wife, dutchess' dad, Aomagrat.
GROUP 11A: TOP: ladtx #2 son; DiverDave's twin Don; petuniasevan and husband poorman; Mustard; ladtx #1 son. BOTTOM: AlamoGirl's brother Floyd; AG's dad; AG's brother Jim (inset); WVNan's husband; ladtx' Aunt Eva.




                     






The Owl and Maggie....a Love Story


I call this story a Love Story. Much of it is in Temple's own words; when he sent it to me, the one thing that stood out the most was how much he loves his wife. He asked me if it was too much "Me, Me, Me" - there is no way.

"While working at the Daily News I met a beautiful nurse. She was providing tender loving care at the Philadelphia Veterans Hospital. It was love a first sight. The situation after 43 years of marriage remains the same. I am still outranked and still in love with my still-beautiful Maggie."  ~ Temple Owl



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Pennsylvania

Temple Owl
Freeper since December 3, 2001


Temple Owl and Maggie today


He enlisted in the U.S. Army in April 1947, and was assigned to the Army Security Agency.
Following basic training he was sent to Vint Hill Farms Station, VA., where he was schooled for assignments in radio intelligence - intercept and direction finding. He spent four years in Europe monitoring and tracking mostly Russians.
"There were others who were supposed to be allies, but who were suspected of being untrustworthy, Ooh La La!"
"The Agency had a saying 'In God We Trust, All Others We Monitor'."
After seven years in the Army, Temple decided to give civilian life a shot and was discharged with the rank of SFC.
He majored in journalism at Temple University and began his journalistic career with the Philadelphia Daily News in 1956. It was while working at the Daily News that he met his wife. She was a nurse at the Philadelphia Veterans Hospital. They fell in love immediately, and after 43 years of marriage, are just as madly in love.
Temple tells me that Maggie is the wearer of the ribbons. After training at The Philadelphia General Hospital's school of nursing, she enlisted in the U.S. Army. She served as a 1st Lt. in the 11th Evacuation Hospital during President Truman's "Police Action" in Korea. While there she earned three battle stars for the Spring Offensive, Second Korean Winter Campaign, and the Korean Summer-Fall Offensive. The battles were better known as Pork Chop Hill, Heartbreak Ridge and Charley Charley Foxtrot.

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Owl and Maggie are parents of three fine sons of whom they are very proud.
Owl went on to become a mainstay as a police reporter at the tabloid, dominating the front page for days on end. He went to the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin in 1960. He was now married and was looking for the security the largest evening newspaper in America could afford. "Nearly Everybody Reads The Bulletin." The Daily News was always on the verge of collapse.
In 1964, he made national and international headlines when he was arrested and thrown in jail by Chester City Police. It happened during a confrontation over the arrest and beating of a fellow journalist during a civil rights march. All charges were dropped.
He won a National Headliners Award in 1961 for a series on vote fraud in Philadelphia.
He was editor of The Bulletin's popular Mr. Fixit consumer affairs column, where he became involved in a variety of causes.
The most notable concerned the shocking death toll of kidney patients who died because they could not afford the high cost of dialysis. In 1970, he led a successful 18-month-long campaign to get a state bill passed which called for financial aid to all kidney patients.
The Bulletin printed its last edition in January 1982. (The Daily News is still alive.)
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In September 1982, Owl with three other partners was instrumental in opening a string of weekly newspapers in Suburban Philadelphia. He was the paper's first editor. The papers were sold last month to the Journal Register Co. Owl is still writing a very conservative column. His oldest son, a product of the University of Missouri's J-School, is the executive editor. Number One Son is a member of the FreeRepublic who goes under the name of Tribune7.
Owl himself became interested in the FreeRepublic while lurking and kibitzing behind Tribune7. He finally joined to offer imput while there was a discussion going on about which were the greatest musical groups of all-time. "The groups getting the most play consisted of screaming people and electric guitars." :)
I figured I ought to introduce the younger Freepers to such greats as Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Glen Miller and even Lawrence Welk.
What Owl likes about FReeRepublic is that "most of the members are conservative, compassionate, thoughtful, intelligent and reasonable. Most also have a wonderful sense of humor." He said he also gets the feeling that nearly all believe in God. "It is a nice band of brothers and sisters with which to hang out."
Owl still insists he learned more about life during his time in the Army than he ever did in school. "It was a great learning experience......so is FreeRepublic."


Enjoy your day in the spotlight, Temple...

You are One of FR's Finest!


And watch out, girls, he'll steal your heart!



THIS WEEK'S THREADs

11-11-02 Veterans' Day



Opinions by our own 'King of Ping'
The guy's good, folks!




Thanks, Mixer!


     1) Click on the graphic to open the Calendar.
     2) Once there you can click on any month and even click to the right to go into next year. Once you are in the month that you joined FR you will need to click on the number in the calendar and then an add item screen will come up.
     3) In the next box enter your name in the "Calendar Text" field and then click on submit.
     4) If any of the screens fail to load simply click on refresh in your browser and that will usually fix it.
     5) If all else fails or simply if you want me to do this for you send me an FReepmail and I will gladly do it for you. ~Mixer


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1 posted on 11/12/2002 7:23:17 AM PST by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; dutchess; dansangel; Aquamarine; Diver Dave; JustAmy; ...

2 posted on 11/12/2002 7:26:20 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; All
In memory of my fellow Vietnam helicopter pilots who were killed in that war the following were lost on NOV 12. Todays losses are especially poignant since they fell on Veterans Day. God bless them all.

1966 2LT George H. Bonnell III -- 38 ARRS, Age 23, Worthington, Ohio
1968 WO1 James E. Cummings Jr. -- C/227 AHB 1 CAV, Age 20, Norfolk, Virginia
1968 WO1 Wilbur L. Mong -- C/227 AHB 1 CAV, Age 26, East Amherst, New York
1969 MAJ Howard B. Henry -- VMO-2, Age 36, Baltimore, Maryland
1969 1LT Joseph A. Lofton -- VMO-2, Age 24, Akron, Ohio
1971 CPT Eric G. Herold -- 1 AVN BDE, Age 24, Seattle, Washington

A tribute to MAJ Howard Henry and 1LT Joseph Lofton of VMO-2: KIA Quang Nam, South Vietnam

Unit patch of VMO-2.

The Father I Remember
I was 13 years old (the oldest of 6 children) and wrapping newspapers for my route when a car pulled-up to the house and the Chaplin and Officers came to the front door. This I remember about a day that would change my life forever. They met my mother at the door and she broke down and began crying uncontrollably. She asked me to contact the neighbor and began to figure-out what to do next. 30 years later the family is still intact and there is not a bad apple in the basket. Dad was a good father. I still miss him after all these years.

Howard B. (Skip) Henry, Major Henry's oldest son

LT Lofton's last mission
Lt. Lofton was flying as co-pilot to the squadron executive officer of VMO-2, MAJ Henry, on November 12, 1969.

LT Pat Dumas and I were in the number 2 bird in a flight of two AH-1G Cobras. The flight was under the call sign Hostage Papa (MAJ Henry's call sign).

The mission originated at the Marble Mountain Marine Corps Air Station near Danang. I believe it started out as a routine supply mission. After a briefing, and pre-flight of the gunships, we checked in with Luminous Base and Danang DASC and married up with 2 CH-46's. We flew southwest toward the Que Son Mountains.

As we approached, we learned that a Marine unit was pinned down in a bomb crater. They had wounded and were unable to manuever because a heavy machine gun had them pinned down. The emplacement was in the hillside above the valley in which the Marines were pinned down. Our first priority was to silence the gun so the CH-46's could evacuate the wounded and resupply the unit.

Both Cobras began to attack the gun. Our gun runs were being made parallel to the hillside, with our gunships positioned about 180 degrees from one another. Trouble began immediately. The gun seemed impossible to knock out. (We learned later it was being moved in and out of a cave).

After a couple of firing passes, first our mini-gun and then the 40mm chunker jammed. Then the intervelometer for the rockets malfunctioned making it impossible for LT Dumas and I to fire any of our weapons.

MAJ Henry and LT Lofton continued the attack by themselves. We went high and dry. After a couple of more gun runs the enemy zeroed in on their Cobra. LT Dumas and I could see pieces of their aircraft being hit and blown away. Almost instantaneously, a small fire appeared around the exhaust. Maj. Henry radioed that he was on fire. LT Dumas advised that there was an open area to crash land at his 10 o'clock.

They made a crash landing in an area pocked marked by previous artillery fire. It looked like a reasonably good landing. We called for help and dove at the crash site. LT Bartlett with a flight of two Cobras diverted to our area. We made several simulated firing passes to keep the enemy at bay until we could extract Henry and Lofton from the area.

There was no sign of them. There was no radio transmission on guard. One of the '46's went into the zone with Barlett's gunships for cover. They found MAJ Henry and LT Lofton. They had been struck by the rotorblade as they exited the burning aircraft. Crewman from the '46 found them and carried them back to their aircraft. Al was a friendly, competent and dedicated pilot. He is gone but he will never be forgotten.

Deane Swickard "We were in the same flight on the day he was shot down."


A Marine AH-1G. The type of aircraft flown by MAJ Henry and 1LT Lofton.

IN THE SHADOW OF THE BLADE

SCOUTS OUT!

3 posted on 11/12/2002 7:27:46 AM PST by ladtx
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To: Billie
Good morning Billie.


4 posted on 11/12/2002 7:28:41 AM PST by Aeronaut
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To: Billie
Hi Billie!!!!!
5 posted on 11/12/2002 7:31:23 AM PST by Dog
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To: Billie
Good Morning, Billie and Have a Wonderful Tuesday!
6 posted on 11/12/2002 7:33:08 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Billie
How y'all are!
7 posted on 11/12/2002 7:34:22 AM PST by mhking
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To: Temple Owl

Fairmont Park Sunrise

8 posted on 11/12/2002 7:35:28 AM PST by lodwick
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To: ladtx
Another sad day in history - salute!
9 posted on 11/12/2002 7:36:15 AM PST by lodwick
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To: ladtx
I need to learn to proofread better. Nov 12 is not Veteran's Day. Attention to detail is an important asset ladtx, get on the ball. (Said in my most angry TAC Officer voice).
10 posted on 11/12/2002 7:41:08 AM PST by ladtx
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To: Billie
G'mornin' Billie!... A rainy day here in NOVA... yuh got any Rott pups hangin' 'round?...

starnge days we're livin' in, eh darlin'?...

11 posted on 11/12/2002 7:45:21 AM PST by g'nad
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To: Temple Owl; Billie
FRegards, Temple Owl. That's a fine lady and some fine sons you've raised there. My sincerest congratulations and good wishes.


12 posted on 11/12/2002 7:45:48 AM PST by Joe Brower
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To: Billie; daisy
Wow! My head just grew a couple of hat sizes. You guys made me much more important than I really am. But I told you Maggie is still as beautiful as the day I met her and there is proof of it.

Thank you ever so much

Luv yez.

13 posted on 11/12/2002 7:47:51 AM PST by Temple Owl
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To: Billie; Snow Bunny; JohnHuang2; LindaSOG; ArneFufkin; coteblanche; poet; Landru; AAPATRIOT
"Come Together!!"
(As sung by the Beatles)

Here come old flat top, He come grooving up slowly,
[Dm]He got Joo Joo eyeball, He one holy roller
He got [A7]hair down to his knee;
[G7]Got to be a joker, he just do what he please.

{c:Play riff}

[Dm]He wear no shoe shine, he got toe jam football
[Dm]He got monkey finger, he shoot co-ca cola
He say, [A7]"I know you, you know me."
[G7]One thing I can tell you is you got to be free
Come [Bm]Together, Right [G]now, over me

{c:Play riff}

[Dm]He bag production, He got wal-rus gumboot
[Dm]He got O-no sideboard, He one spinal cracker
He got [A7]feet down below his knee
[G7]Hold you in his armchair, you can feel his disease
Come [Bm]together, right [G]now, over me

{c:Play riff}

[Dm]He roller coaster, he got early warning
[Dm]He got muddy water, He one Mo-jo filter
He say, [A7]" One and one and one is three."
[G7]Got to be good looking 'cause he so hard to see
Come together, Right NOW!! 'Cuz we're FRee!!

FReegards...MUD

14 posted on 11/12/2002 7:49:50 AM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: Billie; daisyscarlett; dansangel; Mama_Bear; Pippin; lodwick; All
Mornin', everybody ! :O)
15 posted on 11/12/2002 7:51:02 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: lodwick
I know that scene well. Fairmount Park is the largest municipal park in the country, and is a real treasure for Philly.
16 posted on 11/12/2002 7:51:52 AM PST by Temple Owl
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To: MeeknMing
Howdy, my FRiend...MUD
17 posted on 11/12/2002 7:52:23 AM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: Temple Owl
It's good to meet you and your wonderful wife and family - glad you found us here and enjoy your day in the spotlight. JL
18 posted on 11/12/2002 7:57:03 AM PST by lodwick
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To: Billie; dansangel; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; Temple Owl
Hello and good morning to all our hostesses...you look a little high strung today...but, still, cute and adorable as always.

Mr. Temple Owl, sir, pleased to meet you. Quite a story behind you, a wonderful life you're living....the love for your wife and boys is all over your beaming face. Thanks to you and she for all the work and service you've rendered to our great nation. Semper fi, mac. May your day be Freepin' excellent in every way.

19 posted on 11/12/2002 7:58:16 AM PST by jwfiv
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To: MeeknMing
Mornin' - AGAIN! Meekie..:))
Hugs for you and your Dad.
20 posted on 11/12/2002 8:05:25 AM PST by LadyX
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To: Billie
*LOL* I love the pups... what a cute litter!
21 posted on 11/12/2002 8:07:47 AM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: Temple Owl
There's nothing more wonderful that a man who loves his wife so I guess that makes you wonderful. :)


Click on the pic


22 posted on 11/12/2002 8:09:58 AM PST by Aquamarine
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To: jwfiv
Thank you for the kind words.
23 posted on 11/12/2002 8:09:59 AM PST by Temple Owl
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To: Temple Owl
It is such a pleasure to know about you and your lovely, indeed, Maggie, TO, and your sons.
Your contributions here are most welcome, and we're so glad you found us!
24 posted on 11/12/2002 8:12:36 AM PST by LadyX
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To: Billie; Temple Owl
Great bio! I love getting to know fellow FReepers and finding out we have a few things in common.

I was a worker bee in the weekly newspaper biz for a few years doing a little bit of everything, including writing a conservative column every week. I really learned a lot there, moreso than when I worked at a daily paper as just a reporter/photographer.

God bless you and Maggie and your wonderful family.
25 posted on 11/12/2002 8:14:54 AM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: Aquamarine
Thank you Aquamarine. I think that calls for a candlelight dinner. I'll play it again during dessert.
26 posted on 11/12/2002 8:15:02 AM PST by Temple Owl
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To: LadyX
we're so glad you found us!

So am I. I enjoy being addicted to the FreeRepublic.

27 posted on 11/12/2002 8:18:02 AM PST by Temple Owl
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To: ladtx
Thank you, ladtx, for this daily report.
We look for it each day, pausing to honor them and reflect upon the peril in which our current military personnel operate.

May God be merciful to all, guiding them, giving them strength for engaging in just causes - and bring them all home safely.
Amen.

28 posted on 11/12/2002 8:18:20 AM PST by LadyX
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To: Aquamarine
...and to add to your lovely sentiment, there is no greater gift a man can give to his children than to love their mother.... This is such a lovely thread today!
29 posted on 11/12/2002 8:24:51 AM PST by buffyt
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To: Temple Owl
. I think that calls for a candlelight dinner. I'll play it again during dessert.

Wow! You really are wonderful! Maggie is a lucky woman. ;)

30 posted on 11/12/2002 8:25:58 AM PST by Aquamarine
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To: ValerieUSA
Keep on writing. One small conservative voice drowns out much of the left-wing liberal cacophony.

I went to a Veterans Day dinner last night and was seated next to a newly elected Democratic State Senator. She is a really nice person. She even accepted my premise that the Democratic party is in its death throes.

Others at the table included a Republican State Senator and a Republican county councilman.

They like our papers.

31 posted on 11/12/2002 8:26:57 AM PST by Temple Owl
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To: ladtx
Good morning, ladtx. Another day of too many casualties. God Bless Them All, and God Bless You for your daily memorial.



32 posted on 11/12/2002 8:29:09 AM PST by Billie
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To: Temple Owl
Congratulations on being the "Finest of the Finest" for this day. You and your lovely Maggie are indeed very special and we thank you for your service to America and freedom.


33 posted on 11/12/2002 8:30:32 AM PST by WVNan
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To: Billie; daisyscarlett; ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Pippin; lodwick; JustAmy; WVNan; dansangel; ...
Hope you are all having a great day. It is very rainy here. We are getting some of the leftover weather from Ohio, although the rain is about all we are getting. I feel for all of those families that lost loved ones and their homes.


34 posted on 11/12/2002 8:30:34 AM PST by Mixer
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To: Billie
My cousin Isaac Ryan died at the Alamo, one of the first to die. His name is on a plaque on interior wall of Alamo. I have copy of his birth certif., and some other things like that.
My cousin George Washington First in the heart of his countrymen, too many great things to list.
My father-in-law served during WWII.
My uncle Richard Thoos, who is still MIA WWII in a B17, presumed dead long ago. When the peaceniks started protesting the other day, it broke my heart, I went to Richard's framed photo and apologized to him for the protests! The DEMONstrators make me SO angry! They don't appreciate anything that our military has done.
I also lost two friends in VN War. Ricky James and Larry Henshaw. Just boys, from Sapulpa Oklahoma. Their names are on THE WALL, I did a rubbing of their names with pencil on paper. You can do that at THE WALL. I did that during the Fantastic FreeRepublic Howl for Justice on weekend of Oct. 31, 1998.
35 posted on 11/12/2002 8:30:34 AM PST by buffyt
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To: Aeronaut
Good morning, Aeronaut. I was very late this morning - guess you've already had your coffee. :)
36 posted on 11/12/2002 8:30:46 AM PST by Billie
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To: Dog; stainlessbanner
Hey, guys! Good to see you both - been a while since either of you have been here. Always glad you dropped in to say hello. :)
37 posted on 11/12/2002 8:32:01 AM PST by Billie
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To: mhking
'Morning, mh! Doing great on this end. So how's "Ya'll"?
38 posted on 11/12/2002 8:33:54 AM PST by Billie
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To: buffyt
Well said!
39 posted on 11/12/2002 8:35:51 AM PST by Aquamarine
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To: buffyt
Good morning buffy. I really really really like that quote on your profile page. Evil does indeed come in the guise of the beautiful, the desirable. That is why we get fooled so often. We forget that fire is beautiful but deadly.
40 posted on 11/12/2002 8:37:28 AM PST by WVNan
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To: Billie
BILLLLLEEEEEE!


41 posted on 11/12/2002 8:42:07 AM PST by WVNan
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To: Billie; Temple Owl
Congratulations, Temple Owl. It's a real pleasure to meet ya!

Welcome to the FR's Finest... Hall of Fame.

'Tis a GREAT looking family you have there and your love and pride is understandable.

Uhh, since you're a conservative writer, and the Philadelphia Inquirer isn't listed in your bio, does that mean it's not a conservative newspaper? I'm shocked. Hehehheh :)

Atta Boy, Temple!

42 posted on 11/12/2002 8:42:48 AM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Billie; Temple Owl
Billie, thank you for this wonderful and beautiful presentation of one of my very favorite FReepers, Temple Owl. I always knew there was a great story behind him and I am so glad you presented it to us. He stole my heart a long time ago.

Temple Owl, my first inclination was to write "Your wife is very lucky to have held onto you for all these years" but I knew you would probably write back "I am the lucky one"....Whatever, congratulations on a life well lived in service to your country, your family and your God.


43 posted on 11/12/2002 8:42:59 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: Temple Owl
Congratulations and what a lovely wife and family! Enjoy your day in the sun and glad to get to know you.
44 posted on 11/12/2002 8:43:03 AM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: lodwick
Morning, loddy. Thanks for making the sun shine every day. :)
45 posted on 11/12/2002 8:44:09 AM PST by Billie
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To: Aquamarine
That music is beautiful Aqua. That gets me in a relaxed mood.
46 posted on 11/12/2002 8:44:14 AM PST by WVNan
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To: ValerieUSA
I didn't know that about you Valerie. I thought your genius was in photography. You seem to be multi-talented.
47 posted on 11/12/2002 8:45:08 AM PST by WVNan
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To: LadyX
Good (barely) morning Lady. What's on your schedule for today? Sometime today I have to white-out some of the names in the Christmas play script and write in female names. We don't have enough guys willing to take a part. Story of my life LOL.
48 posted on 11/12/2002 8:47:10 AM PST by WVNan
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To: Billie; dutchess
Love our new hostess logo. Is this the one that dutchess sent? It is adorable...


49 posted on 11/12/2002 8:47:44 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: ladtx
Thank you for posting the helicoptor casualties of Nov. 12.


50 posted on 11/12/2002 8:52:51 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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