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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Arthur Wermuth, Part 2 ~ February 25, 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 02/24/2013 4:58:04 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

 

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~ Hall of Heroes ~

Arthur Wermuth
"The One Man Army of Bataan"
Part 2 - Heroes of Bataan

Info from here.

(Thank you to DeaconBenjamin for bringing this hero to our attention!)

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The fighting along the Abucay Line that second week of January was fierce, brutal, and critical to the efforts to hold. Captain Arthur Wermuth's heroic actions in destroying the bridge at Kalaguiman only temporarily delayed the Japanese advance on the Allied main line of resistance. On the night and following day of January 11-12, not far distant from Kalaguiman, Second Lieutenant Arthur Sandy Nininger found himself confronted by hordes of advancing enemy soldiers. Though assigned to Company A, 57th Infantry, during the brief respite from combat Wermuth's action had provided, Nininger had attached himself to Company K in efforts to recapture positions along the line, taken when the Japanese infiltrated a cane field.

On the night of January 11, following an artillery barrage, hoards of Japanese had attacked the line in a Banzai charge. Waves of screaming enemy soldiers streamed into the lines in the face of intense fire, men of the leading wave throwing their bodies over barbed wire barricades to create "bridges" over which the following waves could pass. Narcisco Salbadin manned a water-cooled machine gun in efforts to beat back the enemy. He killed dozens of attackers but each time one fell, it seemed two more rushed forward to replace him. When his machine gun jammed, Salbadin began firing with his .45 pistol, killing five. His thumb was severed when one Japanese soldier attacked him with a bayonet, but despite the loss he maintained his grip, wrested the rifle from the attacker, and then reversed it to ram the bayonet into the enemy soldier's chest.

As the Banzai charge at last began to falter, the Scouts turned offensive to throw back the enemy and regained ground now claimed by the Japanese. Lieutenant Nininger's subsequent Medal of Honor citation reveals his own uncommon heroism: "In the hand-to-hand fighting which followed, Second Lieutenant Nininger repeatedly forced his way to and into the hostile position. Though exposed to heavy enemy fire, he continued to attack with rifle and hand grenades and succeeded in destroying several enemy groups in foxholes, and enemy snipers. Although wounded three times, he continued his attacks until he was killed after pushing alone far within the enemy position." In that action Second Lieutenant Nininger became the first member of the U.S. Army to earn the Medal of Honor in World War II. Ultimately, the Japanese advance had been temporarily halted, but the charge had left hundreds of Japanese snipers alive, and hidden in trees and trenches all along the Abucay line. The task of finding, and destroying them was going to take days of deadly fighting.

For Arthur Wermuth, the continuing attacks mean no time to recover from his own wounds. Five U.S. Marines, displaced from their own unit during the battle for Bataan, arrived at the 57th Infantry Headquarters. Sergeant Bill Eckstein described his men as on "detached service with the U.S. Army to teach them how to fight." Eckstein and his comrades were quickly welcomed by Wermuth, who wasted little time putting them into action.

On January 15, Captain Wermuth deployed what was left of his company along the cane field that bordered the left side of the main road between Kalaguiman and Abucay. He then dispatched two patrols to begin burning the field, leading one patrol himself and placing the other patrol under the charge of Marine Sergeant Eckstein.

Eckstein's patrol reached the center of the field first, an elevated clearing, and the displaced Marine raised up to peer beyond. Suddenly five rounds slammed into his body, severely wounding him. Marine privates Bill Brown and Al Sheldon crawled forward to their sergeant, amid a continuing hail of enemy fire. "Get out of here with the Sarge," Brown shouted, even as scores of Japanese raced, firing as they ran, at his exposed position in the clearing. While Sheldon dragged his sergeant to safety, Brown knelt and coolly snapped off deadly single-shots for five minutes, dropping Jap after Jap. Then his luck began to run out. More than 100 Japanese raced to the edge of the clearing, setting up a machine-gun to rake Brown's position. Repeatedly hit by enemy fire, Brown maintained his position, holding an entire Japanese company at bay until his sergeant had been removed to safety.

For his heroic actions to save the life of his sergeant, at the cost of his own life, Private First Class Robert Joseph Brown became the FIRST of 31 U.S. Marines to be awarded the Army's Distinguished Service Cross in World War II.

For Captain Arthur Wermuth, watching that young Marine's valiant stand was at once both inspiring and heart-rending. Even when Private Brown was dead, the Japanese continued to vent their hatred by raking his body with machine-gun fire. Yelling above the fray, Wermuth shouted, "Jock, burn the field," and then to his men, "Shoot every little son-of-a-bitch who comes running out." By sunset, 207 dead Japanese lay in and around the cane field.

...Part 3 next week...

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1 posted on 02/24/2013 4:58:14 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska








REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather “Old Ironside,” remained open for free public tours. At 210-years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





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).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




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!!!!!!!








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

2 posted on 02/24/2013 4:58:55 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
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

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

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.

Prayers going up


3 posted on 02/24/2013 4:59:57 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!

Looks like the FR clock is back on time.


4 posted on 02/24/2013 5:03:41 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

HiYa Katy...((HUGS))


5 posted on 02/24/2013 5:03:41 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska




Good evening, Kathy and Star !

***HUGS***



Thanks very much – coming aboard! Rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!

And thanks very much for tonight’s Hall of Heroes thread!








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

6 posted on 02/24/2013 5:06:12 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: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


7 posted on 02/24/2013 5:06:36 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



The Star Spangled Banner – Verse Four
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Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

8 posted on 02/24/2013 5:08:18 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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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

“The Empty Chair”

By Captain Carroll “Lex” Lefon, USN (ret), on December 21st, 2004

“In the wardroom onboard the aircraft carrier from which I recently debarked was a small, round table, with single chair. No one ever sat there, and the reasons, both for the table being there, and for the fact that the chair was always empty, will tell the reader a little bit about who we are as a culture.The wardroom, of course, is where the officers will dine; morning, noon and evening. It is not only a place to eat – it is also a kind of oasis from the sometimes dreary, often difficult exigencies of the service. A place of social discourse, of momentary relief from the burdens of the day. The only things explicitly forbidden by inviolable tradition in the wardroom are the wearing of a cover or sword by an officer not actually on watch, or conversation which touches upon politics or religion. But aboard ships which observe the custom, another implicit taboo concerns the empty chair: No matter how crowded the room, no matter who is waiting to be seated, that chair is never moved, never taken.

The table is by the main entrance to the wardroom. You will see it when you enter, and you will see it when you leave. It draws your eyes because it is meant to. And because it draws your eyes it draws your thoughts. And though it will be there every day for as long as you are at sea, you will look at it every time and your eyes will momentarily grow distant as you think for a moment. As you quietly give thanks.

AS YOU REMEMBER.

The small, round table is covered with a gold linen tablecloth. A single place setting rests there, of fine bone china. A wineglass stands upon the table, inverted, empty. On the dinner plate is a pinch of salt. On the bread plate is a slice of lemon. Besides the plate lies a bible. There is a small vase with a single red rose upon the table. Around the vase is wound a yellow ribbon. There is the empty chair.

We will remember because over the course of our careers, we will have had the opportunity to enjoy many a formal evening of dinner and dancing in the fine company of those with whom we have the honor to serve, and their lovely ladies. And as the night wears on, our faces will in time become flushed with pleasure of each other’s company, with the exertions on the dance floor, with the effects of our libations. But while the feast is still at its best, order will be called to the room – we will be asked to raise our glasses to the empty table, and we will be asked to remember:

The table is round to show our everlasting concern for those who are missing. The single setting reminds us that every one of them went to their fates alone, that every life was unique.

The tablecloth is gold symbolizing the purity of their motives when they answered the call to duty.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and their loved ones who kept the faith.

The yellow ribbon around the vase symbolizes our continued determination to remember them.

The slice of lemon reminds us of the bitterness of their fate.
The salt symbolizes the tears shed by those who loved them.
The bible represents the faith that sustained them.
The glass is inverted — they cannot share in the toast.
The chair is empty — they are not here. They are missing.

And we will remember, and we will raise our glasses to those who went before us, and who gave all that they had for us. And a part of the flush in our faces will pale as we remember that nothing worth having ever came without a cost. We will remember that many of our brothers and sisters have paid that cost in blood. We will remember that the reckoning is not over.

We many of us will settle with our families into our holiday season, our Christmas season for those who celebrate it, content in our fortune and prosperity. We will meet old friends with smiles and laughter. We will meet our members of our family with hugs. We will eat well, and exchange gifts and raise our glasses to the year passed in gratitude, and to the year to come with hope. We will sleep the sleep of the protected, secure in our homes, secure in our homeland.

But for many families, there will be an empty chair at the table this year. A place that is not filled.

WE SHOULD REMEMBER.”

Thanks To Alfa6 For Finding The Narrative Of “The Empty Chair.”

Robert Schumann – “Traumerei”
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Never Forget The Brave Men And Women Who Gave Their Lives To Secure Our Freedom!!










Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

9 posted on 02/24/2013 5:10:30 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: SandRat

Hey there, Sand...((HUGS))

Did you have a busy weekend? We had a couple inches of snow.


10 posted on 02/24/2013 5:13:12 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Well done!


11 posted on 02/24/2013 5:14:00 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
And in first....Mac grabs the gold!!


12 posted on 02/24/2013 5:16:01 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



Maj. Brian Davis, USMC & Son Cooper Upon Maj. Davis's Return
From A Nine Month Deployment To Afghanistan

I Am Happy To Report That None Of Our Valiant Troops Fell In Battle Today!
Praise The Lord!








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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 02/24/2013 5:17:13 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: HopeandGlory
And a close second....Nana Hope snags the silver!!


14 posted on 02/24/2013 5:19:46 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

Good evening and God’s continued blessings to our brave troops past & present and the canteen and our dear Ma!

How u b Ma?

I was goin’ thru some serious withdrawls without access to the “FR”/Land of the sane! :)

xoxoxoxo,
Meeky


15 posted on 02/24/2013 5:22:52 PM PST by MeekMom
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl! ((HUGS))
16 posted on 02/24/2013 5:27:18 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: SandRat
And rounding out the top three....Sand bags the bronze!!


17 posted on 02/24/2013 5:28:37 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Finished up painting the ceiling, the floor, and doing the wall touch ups. Now to put some new furniture together to go into the PC Man Cave.

pc room.

18 posted on 02/24/2013 5:29:36 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...did you have a good day?

No sun here today, and it looks like a snow sky. Maybe.


19 posted on 02/24/2013 5:37:06 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

It is nice hearing the fourth verse of the National Anthem. Thanks.


20 posted on 02/24/2013 5:45:49 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
A good day thanks! I've lost enough weight that I can finally get back into my business suits, and was able to go to Mass properly dressed today.

Good weather here today - fair skies and temps in the 50's. Tomorrow is my first full day back at work - Friday was just training. Good to be back in the saddle!



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

21 posted on 02/24/2013 5:46:08 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

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


Always Accepted

February 25, 2013

Financial expert Warren Buffet, one of the richest people in the world, was rejected by Harvard’s Business School at age 19. After a failed admissions interview, he recalls a “feeling of dread,” along with concern over his father’s reaction to the news. In retrospect, Buffet says, “[Everything] in my life . . . that I thought was a crushing event at the time has turned out for the better.”

Rejection, though undeniably painful, does not have to hold us back from accomplishing what God wants us to do. The citizens of Jesus’ hometown denied that He was the Messiah (John 1:11), and many of His followers later rejected Him (6:66). Just as Jesus’ rejection was part of God’s plan for His Son (Isa. 53:3), so was Jesus’ continued ministry. Enduring earthly rejection and knowing that the Father would turn away from Him at Calvary (Matt. 27:46), Jesus went on to cure the sick, cast out demons, and preach good news to the masses. Before His crucifixion, Jesus said, “[Father], I have finished the work which You have given Me to do” (John 17:4).

If rejection has become a hindrance to the work God has given you to do, don’t give up. Remember that Jesus understands, and those who come to Him will always be accepted by Him (6:37).

No one understands like Jesus
When the days are dark and grim.
No one is so near, so dear as Jesus;
Cast your every care on Him. —Peterson
by John W. Peterson. © Renewal 1980. John W. Peterson Music Company.
No one understands like Jesus.

Read: John 1:6-13

He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. —John 1:11
Bible in a Year:
Numbers 12-14; Mark 5:21-43


22 posted on 02/24/2013 6:03:02 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: ConorMacNessa

Congratulations all around!!

Have a terrific first day at the new job!

Drive carefully....can you get close to the front door so your walker stroll is lessened?

Just finished putting a surge protector in my folks room and re-hooked up their lights and clocks.


23 posted on 02/24/2013 6:50:27 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
The parking is close - should have no problems with the walk. I'm looking forward to this project - it looks like it could be interesting. It involves a merger between two companies that run gambling casinos over a large portion of the country.

The last couple of projects I've worked on have been pretty boring.



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

24 posted on 02/24/2013 7:02:43 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; StarCMC

Thanks, Galz, for another great story of one of our American heroes!


25 posted on 02/24/2013 7:09:15 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!


TATTOO
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Must retire – the 0445 Reveille approaches relentlessly.

The Bugler, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer, already mounts the parapet.

Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!



All Gave Some – Some Gave All!!!
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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!









Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

26 posted on 02/24/2013 7:14:50 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: StarCMC; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; ...
Second try...

Canteen Ping....."Hall of Heroes: Arthur Wermuth, Part 2"


27 posted on 02/24/2013 7:23:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: StarCMC; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; ...
Second try...

Canteen Ping....."Hall of Heroes: Arthur Wermuth, Part 2"


28 posted on 02/24/2013 7:23:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: StarCMC; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; ...
Second try...

Canteen Ping....."Hall of Heroes: Arthur Wermuth, Part 2"


29 posted on 02/24/2013 7:24:02 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Glad your walk won’t be bad.

Enjoy! Hope it is really interesting for you.


30 posted on 02/24/2013 7:25:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

ARGHHHHHH!!! Count of 5, too short, count of 10, too long!! *sigh*


31 posted on 02/24/2013 7:27:39 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

((((HUGS))))


32 posted on 02/24/2013 7:44:09 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: mountainlion

Good evening, mountainlion.....Capt Wermuth was a real hero, along with a lot of those around him. Great inspiration, and inspired.


33 posted on 02/24/2013 8:12:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Praise The Lord!! Great news....none of our heroes fell today.


34 posted on 02/24/2013 8:14:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Tom Traubert's Blues
35 posted on 02/24/2013 9:45:35 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Good morning, my....great tune. Waits singing sounds like it hurts.

Thanks.


36 posted on 02/24/2013 10:23:01 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC
A very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

((HUGS))Good morning, Ladies. Thanks for this morning's thread, Star. How's it going?

37 posted on 02/25/2013 1:12:53 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: blackie; E.G.C.; Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; Allegra; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun; Jet Jaguar; ...



38 posted on 02/25/2013 2:35:03 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: All
Good morning/afternoon/evening/night Troops, wherever you are.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep all of us free and safe.

Thanks, unique, for the pastries.

Coffee is always on........

How about a donut?

Cookies?

Veggies?

Sandwich?


39 posted on 02/25/2013 2:37:40 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, E...((HUGS))...are you getting snow?

You and Bo have a great day.


40 posted on 02/25/2013 2:42:07 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Jet Jaguar; txradioguy; JemiansTerror; MEG33; Laurita; CMS; OneLoyalAmerican; Defender2; ...
God bless and keep safe our troops worldwide.

Good night.


Statler Brothers ~ How Great Thou Art


41 posted on 02/25/2013 2:47:36 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Not getting snow yet but some parts of Oklahoma are about to get some. Had some thunder, lightning and rain earlier this morning.

42 posted on 02/25/2013 3:54:14 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska
BTW this picture was taken from This radar page. For those who want to track this ongoing blizzard across Oklahoma.
43 posted on 02/25/2013 3:57:05 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; ...


Good morning, Canteen.

Good morning to our

Military, our Allies, and their families.

Thank you, Star, for preparing the Canteen for today’s activities.

WOW, a multi-part Hall of Heroes

And from reading it, there is more one.
KUDOS and thank you go out to
Arthur Wermuth
2nd Lt. Nininger
Narcisco Salbadin
Marine Sergeant Eckstein
Private Bill Brown
and
Private Al Sheldon
for their service and sacrifice.

DC Metroland weather report

~ Today...Plenty of sunshine.
High 49F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

~ Tonight...A few passing clouds,
otherwise generally clear. Low 33F.
Winds light and variable.


It's Monday...you know how I get.

Welcome back everyone.
It was nice to log in this morning
and find that FR was still working. LOL
We had a nice weekend, although, Sat. was a busy day.
Sunday, we rested and recuperated from Saturday.
The old muscles can't take it like they used to. LOL

Sunday weather was nice after a misty, dreary Saturday.
It was chilly and there was, either, a light rain or fine mist all day.
In which we had to work help someone move.

I think our weather is improving some.
Leveling out more this week; not as much up and down.

Guess I'd better make my rounds.
It's quiet so far but one never knows what Monday will bring.

But please stay right where you are.
Chat up the military or a family member.
No need to fret...you know I'll be back!

The FR Canteen is

Come in and sit for a while.
There's always plenty of coffee, tea,
pancakes, conversation, silliness,
and plain old BS

REMEMBER THEM ~ DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM


BARNES, CHARLES RONALD
3/16/1969
South Vietnam
Presumptive Finding of Death

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before.



44 posted on 02/25/2013 4:02:34 AM PST by beachn4fun (Conservatives have been shamed into silence by progressives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. º.




45 posted on 02/25/2013 4:31:54 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: beachn4fun

((HUGS))Good morning, Beach. How’s it going?


46 posted on 02/25/2013 4:32:36 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good morning dear ((HUGS))

You getting any of that severe weather?


47 posted on 02/25/2013 4:34:13 AM PST by beachn4fun (Conservatives have been shamed into silence by progressives.)
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning beachy and (((HUGS))). We may be in for some rough weather today.


48 posted on 02/25/2013 4:34:44 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning EG ((HUGS))

It’s Monday, can’t say much else.

Howz it with you? You getting any of that severe weather?


49 posted on 02/25/2013 4:35:33 AM PST by beachn4fun (Conservatives have been shamed into silence by progressives.)
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To: beachn4fun

Maybe bad weather later today.


50 posted on 02/25/2013 4:36:05 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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