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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 13 June 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 06/12/2013 6:00:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


PLAYFUL MOMENT

Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Mann enjoys a playful moment with his daughter upon his return from a deployment to Robins Air Force Base Ga., Dec 3, 2012. Mann is assigned to the 116th Maintenance Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard. About 50 Team JSTARS operations, maintenance and support personnel returned home from a three-month deployment from the Middle East. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Roger Parsons




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




NIGHT WATCH

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John Fitzpatrick stands watch at a .50-caliber machine gun mount aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush before its departure from Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va., Dec. 1, 2012, to conduct sea trials. Fitzpatrick is an aviation ordnanceman. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Leonard Adams Jr


MEDIC TRAINING

U.S. Army Capt. Margaret Larson speaks to Afghan flight medics assigned to the Kandahar Air Wing during training on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 28, 2012. Larson, an executive officer, is assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, known as Task Force Hammerhead. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel Schroeder


CANOPY CLEANUP

Navy Airman Jay Abraham cleans the canopy of an EA-6B Prowler on the flight deck aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Arabian Sea, Nov. 25, 2012. The Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Abraham is assigned to the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron 140. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nathanael Miller



FOUR HORSEMEN

Members of the Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard walk their horses down 7th street in the Victorville Christmas parade in Barstow, Calif., Dec. 1, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Norman Eckles


LOGAR PATROL

U.S. soldiers conduct a patrol during a combat operation in Kotub Khel, near Combat Outpost McClain in eastern Afghanistan's Logar province, Nov. 26, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Calvary Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexandra Campophoto


GUNNER'S TURRET

U.S. Army Spc. Aaron Hanson mans the gunner's turret of an armored vehicle during combat operations in Kotub Khel near Combat Outpost McClain in Afghanistan's Logar province, Nov. 26, 2012. Hanson is assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Calvary Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Alexandra Campo




MEDIC RUN

Afghan Sgt. Fazal Haq Maftoon, right, a flight medic, runs to a UH-60 medevac Black Hawk helicopter with U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Miguel Valdez, left, after receiving a nine-line medical evacuation request for his final test during training on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 28, 2012. Valdez, a flight medic, is assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Hammerhead, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel Schroeder


BREAK AWAY

Navy Capt. Samuel Paparo, outgoing commander of Carrier Air Wing 7, breaks away from a formation while performing aerial demonstrations above the aircraft carrier the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Mediterranean Sea, Dec. 2, 2012. The Dwight D. Eisenhower is returning to her homeport of Norfolk, after operating in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin R. We


PACE DRILLS

Members of the Naval Medical Center San Diego wheelchair basketball team, Wolfpack, do pace drills during a team practice in San Diego, Dec. 1, 2012. Made up of 13 military and civilian members, Wolfpack is one of 10 teams in the West Coast Conference of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association with a record of 8-2. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Philip Wagner



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1 posted on 06/12/2013 6:00:36 PM PDT 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 Ironsides," 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!!!!!!!








"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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 06/12/2013 6:00:52 PM PDT 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
~ Hi Kathy ~

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3 posted on 06/12/2013 6:02:52 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

We on FR never cease to remember and honor them.


4 posted on 06/12/2013 6:03:52 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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~ Remembering Our Troops! ~

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5 posted on 06/12/2013 6:04:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



President Ronald W. Reagan
"Tear Down This Wall!"
12 June 1987
(Click)


"STANDING BEFORE THE Brandenburg Gate, every man is a German separated from his fellow men.

Every man is a Berliner, forced to look upon a scar.

President Von Weizsäcker has said, "The German question is open as long as the Brandenburg Gate is closed." Well today -- today I say: As long as this gate is closed, as long as this scar of a wall is permitted to stand, it is not the German question alone that remains open, but the question of freedom for all mankind.

Yet, I do not come here to lament. For I find in Berlin a message of hope, even in the shadow of this wall, a message of triumph.

In this season of spring in 1945, the people of Berlin emerged from their air-raid shelters to find devastation. Thousands of miles away, the people of the United States reached out to help. And in 1947 Secretary of State -- as you've been told -- George Marshall announced the creation of what would become known as the Marshall Plan. Speaking precisely 40 years ago this month, he said: "Our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine, but against hunger, poverty, desperation, and chaos."

In the Reichstag a few moments ago, I saw a display commemorating this 40th anniversary of the Marshall Plan. I was struck by a sign -- the sign on a burnt-out, gutted structure that was being rebuilt. I understand that Berliners of my own generation can remember seeing signs like it dotted throughout the western sectors of the city. The sign read simply: "The Marshall Plan is helping here to strengthen the free world." A strong, free world in the West -- that dream became real. Japan rose from ruin to become an economic giant. Italy, France, Belgium -- virtually every nation in Western Europe saw political and economic rebirth; the European Community was founded.

In West Germany and here in Berlin, there took place an economic miracle, the Wirtschaftswunder. Adenauer, Erhard, Reuter, and other leaders understood the practical importance of liberty -- that just as truth can flourish only when the journalist is given freedom of speech, so prosperity can come about only when the farmer and businessman enjoy economic freedom. The German leaders -- the German leaders reduced tariffs, expanded free trade, lowered taxes. From 1950 to 1960 alone, the standard of living in West Germany and Berlin doubled.

Where four decades ago there was rubble, today in West Berlin there is the greatest industrial output of any city in Germany: busy office blocks, fine homes and apartments, proud avenues, and the spreading lawns of parkland. Where a city's culture seemed to have been destroyed, today there are two great universities, orchestras and an opera, countless theaters, and museums. Where there was want, today there's abundance -- food, clothing, automobiles -- the wonderful goods of the Kudamm.¹ From devastation, from utter ruin, you Berliners have, in freedom, rebuilt a city that once again ranks as one of the greatest on earth. Now the Soviets may have had other plans. But my friends, there were a few things the Soviets didn't count on: Berliner Herz, Berliner Humor, ja, und Berliner Schnauze. [Berliner heart, Berliner humor, yes, and a Berliner Schnauze.²]

In the 1950s -- In the 1950s Khrushchev predicted: "We will bury you."

But in the West today, we see a free world that has achieved a level of prosperity and well-being unprecedented in all human history. In the Communist world, we see failure, technological backwardness, declining standards of health, even want of the most basic kind -- too little food. Even today, the Soviet Union still cannot feed itself. After these four decades, then, there stands before the entire world one great and inescapable conclusion: Freedom leads to prosperity. Freedom replaces the ancient hatreds among the nations with comity and peace. Freedom is the victor.

And now -- now the Soviets themselves may, in a limited way, be coming to understand the importance of freedom. We hear much from Moscow about a new policy of reform and openness. Some political prisoners have been released. Certain foreign news broadcasts are no longer being jammed. Some economic enterprises have been permitted to operate with greater freedom from state control.

Are these the beginnings of profound changes in the Soviet state? Or are they token gestures intended to raise false hopes in the West, or to strengthen the Soviet system without changing it? We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty -- the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace.

There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace.

General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate.

Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate.

Mr. Gorbachev -- Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

Thanks very much to LUVW who posted this speech on FB earlier this evening!

Please let me know by Freepmail if you would like
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"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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 06/12/2013 6:04:39 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa; The Mayor; SandRat; BIGLOOK; laplata; mountainlion; HiJinx; Jet Jaguar; Publius; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


7 posted on 06/12/2013 6:05:41 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...your rose doing well in its new dirt? Feeling better?

I cannot wait to get home and relax...what a day! Started with no email again. No amount of fixing could fix it. Then they said Office 2007 was part of the problem, so updated to Office 2010. Still won’t work. Finally gave up. I had to make calls trying to get answers to questions for today’s check run. THEN....my thread would NOT Preview. Finally found one from 2 months ago that would Preview and frantically copied and pasted the new into the old and actually posted on time. Whew!! LOL!


8 posted on 06/12/2013 6:14:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!

Oops...forgot.


9 posted on 06/12/2013 6:16:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska




Thanks very much, Kathy!

***HUGS***



Striding up the gangplank as we speak,
rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!

Thank you very much for tonight's "Remembering Our Troops" thread!








"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

10 posted on 06/12/2013 6:16:59 PM PDT 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
The rose is doing quite well so far, thanks! We're waiting for a line of heavy storms to come through this area. "Derecho" from what they say - had one a year or two ago. Lots of wind damage.

I'm recovering from the respiratory infection, but the back has been acting up.

I was up in Aberdeen today with John-Man - interview for school. It was hot as Hades - no A/C in the building. When I got home our A/C was on the blink. It's just now cooling down.



"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

11 posted on 06/12/2013 6:23:46 PM PDT 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


Stay Connected

June 13, 2013

I woke up one morning and discovered that my Internet connection was not working. My service provider conducted some tests and concluded that my modem needed to be replaced, but the earliest they could do so was the next day. I panicked a little when I thought about being without the Internet connection for 24 hours! I thought, How am I going to survive without it?

Then I asked myself, Would I also panic if my connection with God was disrupted for a day? We keep our connection with God alive by spending time in His Word and in prayer. Then we are to be “doers of the Word” (James 1:22-24).

The writer of Psalm 119 recognized the importance of a connection to God. He asked God to teach him His statutes and give him understanding of His law (vv.33-34). Then he prayed that he would observe it with his whole heart (v.34), walk in the path of God’s commandments (v.35), and turn away his eyes from looking at worthless things (v.37). By meditating on God’s Word and then applying it, the psalmist stayed “connected” to God.

God has given us His Word as a lamp to our feet and a light to our path to lead us to Him.

May the mind of Christ my Savior
Live in me from day to day,
By His love and power controlling
All I do and say. —Wilkinson
To recharge your spiritual battery, plug into the Source.

Read: Psalm 119:33-40

Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. —Psalm 119:105
Bible in a Year:
Ezra 6-8; John 21


12 posted on 06/12/2013 6:24:24 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



SSG Joe A Nunezrodriguez, USA
68th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion
43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
KIA Afghanistan 30 May 2013



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

"Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict;
For it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar.
As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be."
(1 Maccabees 3:58–60)

God Of Our Fathers
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Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



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"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!" `

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 06/12/2013 6:29:37 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SkyDancer

G’day Janey...((HUGS))...hope you had a wonderful day.

Got out my iPad to see the pics...good ones! A couple really happy families...

Kanga waiting for dinner? Cute.

Sent from my iPad


14 posted on 06/12/2013 6:30:20 PM PDT 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; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



PFC Mariano M. Raymundo, USA
210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team
10th Mountain Division
KIA Afghanistan 1 June 2013



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

"Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict;
For it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar.
As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be."
(1 Maccabees 3:58–60)

God Of Our Fathers
(Click)




Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps
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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)

15 posted on 06/12/2013 6:32:51 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SandRat
We on FR never cease to remember and honor them.

Hear! Hear! Sand...we always remember. ((HUGS)) Maddi and Mom making progress? Hope Mom is getting some rest.

16 posted on 06/12/2013 6:33:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

God rest the souls of the fallen heroes......


17 posted on 06/12/2013 6:34:00 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



Spc. Kyle P. Stoeckli, USA
1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment
1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division
KIA Afghanistan 1 June 2013



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

"Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict;
For it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar.
As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be."
(1 Maccabees 3:58–60)

God Of Our Fathers
(Click)




Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps
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"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!" `

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)

18 posted on 06/12/2013 6:35:23 PM PDT 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

Beautiful pictures, Kathy! Gotta love the troops! (((hugs)))


19 posted on 06/12/2013 6:36:11 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; All

It's HOT!!


20 posted on 06/12/2013 6:36:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

(((((HUGS)))))


21 posted on 06/12/2013 6:36:53 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



2nd Lt. Justin L. Sisson, USA
1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
KIA Afghanistan 3 June 2013



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

"Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be." (1 Maccabees 3:58–60)

God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps
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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)

22 posted on 06/12/2013 6:39:38 PM PDT 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



Spc. Robert A Pierce, USA
1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
KIA Afghanistan 3 June 2013



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

"Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be." (1 Maccabees 3:58–60)

God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps
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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)

23 posted on 06/12/2013 6:42:33 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

No A/C? Is that common?

I heard you had heavy duty storming coming. Batten down the hatches! Be safe!


24 posted on 06/12/2013 6:44:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


25 posted on 06/12/2013 6:46:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
And in first....Mac grabs the gold!!


26 posted on 06/12/2013 6:48:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
The furnace has been freezing up - we just changed the filter again. We probably need to have the unit serviced again. It's 35 years old and we never expected it to last long when we moved in.



"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

27 posted on 06/12/2013 6:49:14 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SkyDancer
And in second....Janey snags the silver!!


28 posted on 06/12/2013 6:49:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat
And rounding out the top three....Sand bags the bronze!!


29 posted on 06/12/2013 6:51:03 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
The building being used by the school today was without A/C. Apparently the A/C will be up in a couple of days.



"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

30 posted on 06/12/2013 6:51:47 PM PDT 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; All






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

Brad Fletcher - To All Our Mothers Children

Due South - The Good Guys

Perry Nunley - When Freedom Rings



31 posted on 06/12/2013 6:54:02 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa

Out the door for home...gotta stop and get a watch battery for my Mom. Back in a bit.


32 posted on 06/12/2013 6:54:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Safe Journey, Kathy!



"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

33 posted on 06/12/2013 6:59:10 PM PDT 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...








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

Robert Schumann - Traumerei
(Click)

Never Forget The Brave Men And Women Who Gave Their Lives To Secure Our Freedom!!








"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

34 posted on 06/12/2013 7:02:22 PM PDT 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

35 posted on 06/12/2013 7:12:54 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: ConorMacNessa


Honoring Our Fallen

36 posted on 06/12/2013 7:21:01 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: BIGLOOK
Good evening, Brother!

Sorry for the delayed response - I was making a righteous comment on the treason of John Kerry on Facebook. I've calmed down now.

How are things going with you? It has been many moons since we chatted.



"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

37 posted on 06/12/2013 7:42:39 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: The Mayor

Excellent Pledge of Allegiance, Mayor! Thank you.

I don’t think anyone in DC even knows it exists.


38 posted on 06/12/2013 8:11:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Home safe and sound...thank you. One idiot thought he should tailgate me. I don’t like it, slowed down, and he got boxed in. *snicker*


39 posted on 06/12/2013 8:14:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

I have this hanging on my wall.

40 posted on 06/12/2013 8:19:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

SSG Joe A Nunezrodriguez, USA
68th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion
43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division


Amazing Grace

41 posted on 06/12/2013 8:23:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Welcome back, Kathy!

This morning, I exited the gas station with loads of room behind me, the light turned yellow, and I came to a stop. This guy came up behind me and almost rear-ended me - and had the nerve to blow his horn at me. From D.C. - probably doesn't know about the stop-light cameras. I probably saved the nimrod $75.00 and he didn't even thank me!



"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

42 posted on 06/12/2013 8:24:19 PM PDT 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
And there it should be! This hangs on my wall - sorry for the poor quality of the photo - I just shot it sitting here at the computer>



My Father's Shadow Box. It's reassuring to see it anytime I lift my view from the monitor.



"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

43 posted on 06/12/2013 8:41:23 PM PDT 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

Hello from Idaho!

GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!
PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!

Weather is a month ahead for us this year. Up to 80 during the day and night varies....30 to 48.

Fredd got his shots today..(for those who don’t know about Fredd, yes he is a dog!)

He wasn’t pleased. He is allergic to soy, just like Tasha was.

He has put on weight and he doesn’t know it yet but he is on a diet!!!


44 posted on 06/12/2013 8:42:24 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

PFC Mariano M Raymundo, USA
210th Brigade Support Battalion,
2nd Brigade Combat Team 10th Mountain Division


Amazing Grace

45 posted on 06/12/2013 8:47:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ColdOne

Good evening, Idaho...((HUGS))...80 is just TOO hot!

It is trying here, as well, to get into the 80s. We will melt. LOL!

Thanks for your always support of our troops.

Poor Fredd....did he get a treat for being good? Has he been chasing squirrels? Catch any?

What are the chances of both your doggies being allergic to the same thing...WOW!


46 posted on 06/12/2013 8:55:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Boy, I couldn’t agree with you more. Everyday there is something new and disturbing. We are being run by a bunch of corrupt thugs.


47 posted on 06/12/2013 9:18:28 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
That's what I'm looking to get for my Dad...a shadow box. I faxed all the requested paperwork to the VA yesterday. His ashes will be interred at Fort Richardson National Cemetery on August 2nd.


48 posted on 06/12/2013 9:27:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

Spc Kyle P Stoeckli, USA
1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment
1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division


Amazing Grace

49 posted on 06/12/2013 9:30:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv...love those troops.


50 posted on 06/12/2013 9:34:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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