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USO Canteen FReeper Style ~ Pro-American Celebrity Appreciation Day ~ April 19 2003
68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub and FRiends of the Canteen

Posted on 04/19/2003 5:07:45 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub



Today, we will be highlighting some of America's supportive celebrities. These people do not
care what Michael Moore thinks. They don't care how unpopular they will be in Hollywood.
They don't even care whether or not "President" Bartlett (Martin Sheen) sleeps well at night.
Finally, they don't care what Susan Sarandon and her flame, Tim Robbins, believes. They stand
with President Bush, our troops, and America. For that, we are paying homage to them today!
Come and join in the fun!

Be sure to click on all the pictures to get a link!
Also, visit for more information about all the celebrities!!

Obviously, no one likes war. Our Congress and President tried hard to avoid the use of force, but ultimately decided it was the best course of action. I like the assertiveness shown by President Bush and think we owe it to our political and military leaders, along with our brave soldiers to be as supportive as possible during these difficult and trying times. I just wanted to take this opportunity to let our forces know that I am thinking about you and wishing you and your families the best. ---Tiger Woods, Golfer, from his website



The following musicians have come out in support of
America in one way or another. Please click on the graphics for either
a link to find out more or to hear their music. Enjoy!
Warning: Depending on your taste of music, you may not like all selections!

When I'm GoneSheDaisy with President Bush--Click To Visit Their Website!American Made
Back At OneThat's Right You're Not From Texas--Lyle LovettGloria Estefan --- Conga!!!
Have You ForgottenWide Open Arms---CreedGod Bless The USA
Where The Stars and Stripes and The Eagles FlyAmerica Can SurviveThe Angry American (Courtesy Of The Red, White, And Blue!!
There are many other artists that support our troops, President, and America.
Please post your favorites!!



Click To Visit The Website

Veteran Hollywood star Jon Voight has blasted documentary maker Michael Moore for making an anti-war speech during the Oscars ceremony.

The actor, who played a Vietnam veteran in Coming Home, took offense at Moore when he lambasted President George W. Bush as 'a fictional president' and claimed that America was 'against the war' in Iraq.

Voight says, "I didn't like it very much. Michael Moore looks for trouble and exposes it, and he thinks that's the whole story. I don't agree with him.

"I was thinking of the guys overseas. I was hoping all was going well."

Hollywood Honor Roll

Click For Link To The ArticleYes! Michael J. Fox (otherwise known to Reaganites as Alex P. Keaton)
Click To Visit LinkRob Lowe (Yes! The same one that got busted at the DNC convention)

Click To Visit The LinkKurt Russell is a proud card carrying member of the NRA. (Despite Goldie Hawn, he's a supporter)
From "Northern Exposure" to motherhood. She's one Texan that won't back down.
Click To Visit LinkDennis Hopper: "We need to support the decision that's been laid down by our government to go after Saddam and try to get him to disarm, which is what the United Nations is talking about, and not to give Saddam a mixed message that maybe he can get out of this."

Jean-Claude Van Damme says Hollywood anti-war activities are "part of the axis of ignorance."

Click To Visit LinkNeed someone to tell the anti-war protesters where to go? Here's Shannen Doherty!

Click To Visit LinkShe's done battle on tv with plenty of good girls. Heather Locklear!

There are plenty of other celebrities! Whose your favorite pro-America celeb?

"All I can say is the president of the United States is a great leader, I happen to think he's a wonderful man and if he believes what he's doing is right I back him 100 per cent," said Gretzky, in Calgary for a news conference for Ronald McDonald Children's Charities.

 "If the president decides to go to war he must know more than we know, or we hear about. He must have good reason to go and we have to back that."
--- Wayne Gretzky, NHL Legend

There are many athletes, actors, and actresses that support America and especially our troops!
There has been a lot written about those that seem to despise America and everything that we stand for.
Today we highlight these people. Have fun everyone!

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To our military readers, we reamin steadfast in keeping the Canteen doors open.
The Canteen is Free Republics longest running daily thread specifically designed
to provide entertainment and morale support for the military.

The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afganistain.

We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.

Video Dedication for all the Troops
Play this video

1 posted on 04/19/2003 5:07:45 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; Iowa Granny; Ragtime Cowgirl; SK1 Thurman; SevenofNine; zip; fivetoes; ..
From the USO Website
"The USO mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services
to uniformed military Personnel."

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

Please use your head and do not engage those
who just stop in the Canteen to disrupt from the Canteen Mission.

If the Canteen is "not for you" please move onto another thread.

If you ever not sure what is"right" to post, just read the Mission Purpose
then it will become quite clear if your post belongs here.

Remember members of the military read the thread(s) each week.
That is the sole reason why we are here each day.

2 posted on 04/19/2003 5:09:01 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Happy Easter and Passover Weekend)
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To: All
Click on a service emblem to send an online
Thank You to a service man or woman in any branch.

Air Force

3 posted on 04/19/2003 5:11:01 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Happy Easter and Passover Weekend)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Good morning Tonk and all.

4 posted on 04/19/2003 5:16:27 AM PDT by Aeronaut (Love the Lord with all your heart and mind.)
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To: All

5 posted on 04/19/2003 5:20:03 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Never Forget Those Who Are Not Accounted For)
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To: Aeronaut
Morning Brother!
6 posted on 04/19/2003 5:22:09 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Happy Easter and Passover Weekend)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; SK1 Thurman; MoJo2001; LaDivaLoca; beachn4fun; Iowa Granny; Teacup; boxerblues; ...
From the men in the Military and the Canteen

7 posted on 04/19/2003 5:26:17 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Happy Easter and Passover Weekend)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Good Morning Tonk!

I was happy to see your inclusion of "Three Doors Down". Frankly, I had never heard of them until this morning when I got up early to watch the POW's get on the plane from Ramstein to head HOME. During a commercial, I was channel surfing when I saw their video, "Love me When I'm Gone" (?)

Frankly, it's not the style of music I normally listen to, but the images of service men and their families (departing and arriving) were too poweful to click away from...and as I listened to the "head banger" riffs, I realised, this was a song for the 18-24 year olds that comprise the majority of our Armed Forces. Every generation has it's music.

Also while channel surfing this morning, I came across a brief documentary on "Goodwill Industries." It showed how Goodwill provides job training and opportunities for people with disabilities, and that could mean anything from recent immigrants who have fled from repressive regimes (like Cuba) and recovering drug addicts.

In addition to manufacturing fleece jackets and camo pants for U.S. Marines, they also manufacture THE American flag. I know that there are flags manufactured in China and elsewhere, but THE American Flag that is draped on coffins and presented to family members is manufactured in South Florida.

The woman who supervises quality control takes her job very seriously. She has moved up through various positions of responsibility. She know just how meaningful those flags are and values her freedom highly. She is seven years drug free this month.

8 posted on 04/19/2003 5:30:56 AM PDT by Dutchgirl
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To: Dutchgirl
Thanks for the information in your post!
I'm watching the POWS's return on FOX right now.
Thank You God for their safe return.
9 posted on 04/19/2003 5:37:52 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Happy Easter and Passover Weekend)
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To: Aeronaut
Good morning Aeronaut. Good morning Otto. Thank you for the flyover of protection for our troops Canteen. You fellas were missed.
10 posted on 04/19/2003 5:39:02 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Military Who Protect Her)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
You fellas were missed.

Thanks. It's good to be back.

11 posted on 04/19/2003 5:41:33 AM PDT by Aeronaut (What an awesome gift He gives!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Ron Silver - who won the debate with Bill Maher and has shown remarkable intelligence, skill and a keen grasp of the issues in sparring with the Hollywood Left and exposing their hypocrisy as it relates to their views when a Republican administration is in charge versus their stance when President Clinton was in office

Dennis Miller - Who has been all over the airwaves from Bill O'Reilly to Bill Maher's HBO show debating the Left with class and humor.

John Travolta - Who said on Fox News this week that he trusts that the president knows more than he does and he trusts him to make the right decisions.

Courtsey of Hollywood

12 posted on 04/19/2003 5:41:45 AM PDT by apackof2 (My tagline has gone missing.....)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good Morning!
Don't you ever sleep???? LOL
Well it's "my Monday" but that's ok.
Keeps me out of trouble. hehehe
13 posted on 04/19/2003 5:44:18 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Happy Easter and Passover Weekend)
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To: apackof2
Thanks for adding to the Pro-American Celebrity List!
14 posted on 04/19/2003 5:45:59 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Happy Easter and Passover Weekend)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Have a good Monday.
15 posted on 04/19/2003 5:48:24 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Military Who Protect Her)
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To: Aeronaut
I forgot: I was supposed to list a favorite Pro America Celeb, and, Aeronaut, since you have this lovely antique in your post, I thought you might enjoy this.

Here is a partial list...shamelessly copied from Some of these folks are no longer with us, some have political leanings that are incomprehensible to me, but the bottom line is that they loved their country enough to defend her. And how many times can one put Ronald Reagan, Julia Child and Mel Brooks on the same list?

Don Adams - USMC, Contracted malaria on Guadalcanal [Source: Internet Movie Database]

John Agar - US Army Air Corps, Sergeant. (He appeared in the Combat! episode "The Mockingbird.")

Gene Autry - Flight Officer, Air Transport Command, 1942-1946 [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Eddie Albert - US Navy. Drove Amtracks in several Pacific invasions. He served in the landings at Saipan in 1943, where he rescued wounded and stranded Marines from the beachhead. At Tarawa, he was wounded and lost most of his hearing and earned the Bronze Star. (He appeared in the Combat! episode "Doughboy")

James Arness - US Army, Wounded at Anzio. Purple Heart and Bronze Star [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Martin Balsam - US Army.

James Best - US Army Air Corps. (He appeared in the Combat! episode "Mail Call.")

Richard Boone - US Navy.

Neville Brand - US Army. (He appeared in the Combat! episode "Fly Away Home.")

Ernest Borgnine he served in the U.S. Navy for twelve years, joining before WWII.

Mel Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) joined army in WWII and became a combat engineer. Cleared German mines after the Battle of the Bulge. He organized shows for the US troops, and when the German army began transmitting propaganda over loudspeakers Brooks is said to have replied with a version of Al Jolson's 'Toot-toot- tootsie'. (Information from BBC H2G2.)

Charles Bronson - US Army. Conflicting stories...
One source says "Charles Bronson's publicity information used to state that he flew as a bomber gunner in WWII. Actually, he drove a delivery truck in Kingman, Arizona, for the 760th Mess Squadron."
Pete Weiler, visitor to this site says: "According to the 39th Bombardment Group's history (39th BG was a B-29 stationed on Guam in 1945 (the Pacific Theater) Charles Buchinski (real name of Charles Bronson), served as a nose gunner. There is also 61st Sqd Roster dated Sept 1945 which lists Cpl Charles Buchinski as a member of the unit." (Bronson appeared in the Combat! episode "Heritage.")

Richard Burton - Royal Navy.

Art Carney - US Army. Carney went to Normandy in July of 1944 as a replacement to the 28th Division in position around St Lô. He was part of a 30 calibre machine gun squad. On 15 August 1944 he had just taken up his position and was hit in the right leg by mortar shrapnel. After receiving field treatment, he was sent back to Britain and then the US. He once said of his military career, "Never fired a shot and maybe never wanted to. I really cost the government money." [source Osprey Military Journal]

Julia Child served with the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) in Ceylon and China during WWII. [Source: They Also Served by Scott Baron]

Jeff Chandller - US Army.

Robert Clary - In a Nazi concentration camp [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Jackie Coogan - US Army Air Corps. Enlisted in Army March 1941. After Pearl Harbor, requested transfer to Air Corps as a glider pilot because of his civilian flying experience. After graduating from Glider School, he was made a Flight Officer and volunteered for hazardous duty with the 1st Air Commando Group. In Dec. 1943, the unit was sent to India where, by using CG-4A gliders, it airlifted crack British troops under Gen. Orde Wingate during the night aerial invasion of Burma (Mar. 5, 1944), landing them in a small jungle clearing 100 miles behind Japanese lines. [Source: US Air Force museum -]

Tony Curtis - US Navy joined 1943 at age 17. In Tokyo Bay he watched the surrender ceremonies from the Signal Bridge of the USS Proteus. [Source The Tender Tale]

Ossie Davis - US Army [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Kirk Douglas - US Navy [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Charles Durning - US Army. Durning landed at Omaha Beach in the D-Day invasion. He survived the landing, but was wounded in an ambush during the Battle of the Bulge. He was captured, escaped, and narrowly missed assassination at the Malmedy Massacre. He won three Purple Hearts and the Silver Star. He still carries his memories and battle fatigue to this day. [source Osprey Military Journal]

Maurice Evans was in a Special Entertainment Unit that toured the South Pacific.

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. - US Navy. He joined the naval reserves before the war. During the war he served on the Battleship Massachuesetts and was a Commando raider sent on several land attack missions. He retired from the reserves, years later, as a full Captain. He wrote about his war years in the book "A Hell of a War" which also covers his duties in helping organize the forerunners of today's Navy Seals.

Henry Fonda - US Navy. Bronze Star for Valor.

Glenn Ford - US Navy. In addition to his WWII service, he served in the reserves during the Korean War and the Viet Nam War. He retired as a Captain in the US Naval Reserve. [Information provided by Tom Mischke, Commander, USNR (ret.)]

Clark Gable - Captain, US Army Air Corps. Although beyond draft age, Clark Gable enlisted as a private in the Air Corps on Aug. 12, 1942 at Los Angeles. He attended Officers' Candidate School at Miami Beach and graduated as a second lieutenant. He then attended aerial gunnery school and in Feb. 1943, on personal orders from Gen. Arnold, went to England to make a motion picture of aerial gunners in action. He was assigned to the 351st Bomb Group at Polebrook and although neither ordered nor expected to do so, flew operational missions over Europe in B-17s to obtain the combat film footage he believed was required for producing the movie entitled "Combat America." Gable returned to the U.S. in Oct. 1943 and was relieved from active duty as a major on Jun. 12, 1944 at his own request, since he was over age for combat. [Source: US Air Force museum -]

Alan Hale US Coast Guard during WWII.

Sterling Hayden USMC

Jack Hawkins - Volunteered to serve in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He spent most of his military career arranging entertainment for the British forces in India [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Frank Gorshin - US Army (Appeared in the Combat episode The Medal)

Shecky Greene - US Navy

David Hedison

Audrey Hepburn, as a child she was a courier for World War II resistance fighters in Holland

Benny Hill - British Army

William Holden - US Army [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Rick Jason - US Army Air Corps

Bob Keeshan - ("Captain Kangaroo") U.S. Marines, enlisted two weeks before his 18th birthday. He saw no combat because his enlistment was just two months before the bombing of Hiroshima [Source]

Brian Keith - USMC, Aerial gunner [Source: Internet Movie Database]

George Kennedy - US Army, served 16 Years [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Werner Klemperer - US Army [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Don Knotts - USA 1943 [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Burt Lancaster - US Army [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Jack Lemmon - US Navy Reserve 1945-1946 [Source: A&E's biography]

Strother Martin - US Navy Swimming instructor [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Lee Marvin - US Marines, wounded in the battle of Saipan

Patrick MacNee British Royal Navy.

Steve McQueen USMC

Jan Merlin - Enlisted in US Navy April, 1942, served as a destroyer torpedoman until April 1946, honorably discharged. Played Roger Manning, Space Cadet!

Burgess Meredith - US Army Air Corps [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Gary Merrill US Army

Robert Montgomery - US Navy Reserve

Audie Murphy - US Army, most decorated soldier of WWII (Audie Murphy books and films)

David Niven Royal Army. His relates several charming tales of his war service (including the time he lets a German general slip away) in his autobiography The Moon's a Balloon Jack Palance US Army Air Corps. 455th bomb group. Required facial reconstruction from terrible injuries received in 1943 when his B17 crash landed in Britain.

Dick Peabody - US Navy

Tyrone Power - USMC Pilot in the South Pacific.

Anthony Quayle Royal Artillery

Jason Robards Jr - US Navy. He was a radioman on duty at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack. He wrote about his experiences in A Hell of a War.

Ronald Reagan - Captain, US Army Air Corps. Because of a severe hearing loss, he was not allowed any flying duties. However, he appeared in training films. Prior to the war, he was a cavalry officer in the Nebraska National Guard.

Carl Reiner Entered army In 1942 and trained as a radio operator. He later studied French on assignment at Georgetown University to become an interpreter, but became a teletype operator in the Signal Corps where, on the way to Iwo Jima from Hawaii, was assigned to Maurice Evans' Special Entertainment Unit. For 18 months, he toured the South Pacific as a comedian in GI reviews. (Info from the

Don Rickles - US Navy. Destroyer duty. He has said of one deployment, "It was so hot and humid, the crew rotted."

Andy Rooney - (okay, not an actor, but he is a TV personality) Sergeant, US Army. Early in war served with artillery regiment assigned to England. Joined Stars And Stripes in London. In 1943, Rooney is among first correspondents allowed aboard B-17 bombers attacking Germany. He wrote of his war experiences in the book My War.

Mickey Rooney - US Army. PFC. Served 21 months with a unit that entertained the troops [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Albert Salmi - US Army. (He appeared in the Combat! episode "Cat and Mouse.")

Charles Schultz (cartoonist) - US Army. Staff sergeant and leader of machine gun squad.

Rod Serling - US Army paratroopers [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Robert Stack - US Navy. Because of his expertise as an Olympic champion skeet shooter, he was assigned to teach anti-aircraft gunnery. Jimmy Stewart - US Army Air Corps.

Eli Wallich (Magnificent Seven) was an admin clerk/Sgt in WWII. The Skipper on Gilligan's Island served with the Coast Guard during WWII.

Judge Wapner of The People's Court was saved from a sniper's bullet when it lodged in a can of tuna he was carrying while an Army officer in the Pacific [Source: They Also Served]

Eli Wallach Sergeant US Army Medical Corps as an admin clerk.

Jack Warden Served in the 101st Airborne during WWII.

James Whitmore - USMC. WWII interrupted his pre-law studies at Yale. He received his degree while at boot camp and served as an officer in the Marine Corps. [Source: actor's publicity material] (He appeared in the Combat! episode "The Cassock")

Actors who served during other times:

Alan Bates - Royal Air Force, Humphrey Bogart - US Navy, wounded in World War One, tried to enlist in WWII but was turned down because of his age, Michael Caine - Royal Fusiliers, Sean Connery - Royal Navy

This is the real hollywood A list!

16 posted on 04/19/2003 5:52:36 AM PDT by Dutchgirl
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Command Sgt. Maj.
Patrick Boykin, with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air
Assault), stirs a pot of beef stew as the “Widowmakers” get hot food for dinner
Thursday. The soldiers welcomed the change from the Meals, Ready to Eat, or
MREs, that they have been eating for nearly a month
2nd Lt. Joe Dasilva, 21, of Boston, Mass., allows pilgrims to pass through a checkpoint at Ao Shrine in An Najaf. Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), set up checkpoints and conducted raids in the last section of the city where suspected Ba’ath party members and Fedayeen were thought to be hiding.
A young Iraqi farmer lets his cattle graze by an abandoned Russian-built T-62 tank near Dayr, in southern Iraq, Friday.
Soldiers of the Army’s 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment Task Force, collect an Iraqi palm on Good Friday after Army Capt. Mike Heninger of the 3rd Forward Support Battalion — who is also a Catholic priest from the Archdiocese of Atlanta —combined a Stations of the Cross service and a Good Friday mass for soldiers of the 3rd-69th in a vacant building on the grounds of the Northern Presidential Palace outside of downtown Baghdad Friday. Heniniger has been tasked by the archdiocese to serve the Fort Stewart, Ga., community for three years

17 posted on 04/19/2003 6:22:14 AM PDT by Radix (The Canteen is for supporting the Troops.)
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18 posted on 04/19/2003 6:45:41 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...............................................x x x x x ???....................)
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Good morning, Tonk! Good morning, Canteen Crew! Good morning, EVERYBODY!




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