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PATRIOTIC PUMPKINS....  https://blog.theveteranssite.greatergood.com/patriotic-pumpkins-halloween/
 

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HAPPY 244th BIRTHDAY USMC ...SEMPER FI ! .....SUNDAY 11-10-19 is the 244th  Birthday of the USMC which was organized in 1775 ....."Every Day Is A Holiday & Every Meal Is a Banquet" ....Thanks to all Veterans from all Branches who have served & those still serving & those who have Passed To A Higher Level while serving or afterwards & especially remembering my Radio Operator 24 year old CPL Manny Neves KIA 12-6-67 at Con Thien ( one of the Northern most areas just below the DMZ) in Quang Tri Province Vietnam  ..SEMPER FI !    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con_Thien ..........I remember 11-10-65..... we were attending cross training at the US Army Special Warfare School Of The Americas in Panama....for 2 weeks of the school we were camped out in a rain soaked jungle forest on survival training eating C rations & cut off from the world ...the night of our USMC B'Day we were not even aware of the Blackout (the 1st one not the BIG one) that had occurred at home the day before .....suddenly we heard people approaching..... a group of our US Army Special Forces instructors appeared & gave the Platoon a few boxes of raw steaks & a large sheet cake ...they said Happy Birthday Marines & left...we cooked the steaks whole on sticks dangled over a fire & tore off pieces & ate them like cavemen....a nice gesture by our Green Beret Brothers.....some things you never forget .... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Marine_Corps
 

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A big Thank You to the powers that be for coloring the Empire State Bldg lights yellow in honor of sesame st. & to NY1 News / Spectrum for honoring the day for the muppets announcing it at the beginning of their crappy news presentation every half hour all day as well as some other crap anniversaries they thought important to highlight today...... SEMPER FI MY USMC BROTHERS YOU WERE RESPECTED & HONORED BY MANY ON OUR 244th.
 

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Here is one story about a Vietnam Veteran and Man's Best Friend.

www.theday.com/military-news/20191110/service-dog-helps-decorated-vietnam-vet-cope-with-ptsd 
 

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A 17 year old restores a local veterans memorial

www.theday.com/local-news/20191120/lyme-resident-restores-local-veterans-memorial 
 

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THIS ADMIRAL MUST GO FOR DEFYING THE CIC.....  https://www.foxnews.com/us/navy-seal-eddie-gallagher-discharge-defense-official
 

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THE GIRL WHO WORE FREEDOM.....  https://www.normandystories.com
 

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NEVER FORGET ! ....    PEARL HARBOR 12-7-41....... Please say a Prayer for the CONTINUED REST IN PEACE for all killed & wounded that "DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY "......also please take the time to explain the events to a youngster..... www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=wvsoWqTOKaW0ggeArLrIAQ&q=PEARL+HARBOR+DAY&oq=PEARL+HARBOR+DAY&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i131k1l3j0l2j0i10k1j0l4.3239.10727.0.20503.16.12.0.4.4.0.83.771.12.12.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.16.808...46j0i46k1.0.MG0-xNaCehE


 

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^^^^^^^    http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/remembering-the-honolulu-pearl-harbor-firefighters-who-lost-their-lives-december-7-1941/
 

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50 years ago in 1969 Our U.S. Military celebrated Christmas in Viet Nam with televisions famous Mr Bob Hope.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlyQoyhJv5Q 
 

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YES !  ...  SEMPER FI ! .....USMC firearm policy has been updated to allow off-duty Marine Corps Law Enforcement professionals to carry concealed ?privately owned firearms? while on base for self-defense.
The change comes after the December 4, 2019, firearm-based attack at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and the December 6, 2019, firearm-based attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola. U.S. military personnel who were present during the shootings were defenseless due to gun-free policies that bar concealed carry on bases and installations for self-defense.
Breitbart News reported witnesses of the Pensacola attack noted the attacker had 10 minutes without armed resistance in which to carry out his horrific work.
On December 9, 2019, Breitbart News reported that installation commanders prevent troops from being armed on base for self-defense.
Decision-making authority for on-base concealed carry shifted from the Secretary of Defense to installation commanders via Amendment S. 1536 in 2015, which passed as part of the ?National Defense Authorization Act of 2016.? Yet installation commanders by-and-large stuck with the same gun-free policies.

A USMC memo on concealed carry changes that by authorizing ?active Marine Corps Law Enforcement (LE) professionals who possess valid Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA) 18 U.S.C. ?926B credentials to carry concealed privately owned firearms (POF) aboard Marine Corps property in the United States and U.S. territories for personal protection not in the performance of official duties.?

Although the USMC memo sets limitations as to where off-duty Marine LE professionals can carry for self-defense, this policy is a clear step forward in the effort to eliminate the soft-target attraction of military installations.
 

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MAKE A 104 YO MARINES DAY....SEND A CARD OR A THANK YOU NOTE.....    https://fox59.com/2020/01/11/this-104-year-old-marine-corps-veteran-is-asking-for-valentines-day-cards-ill-save-every-one/
 

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Army Ranger Medics Save Lives in Combat:
https://www.army.mil/article-amp/231597/ranger_medics_save_lives_in_combat
 

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UPDATE on reply above concerning 104 yr old Marine receiving Valentines Day card.... https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Living/104-year-veteran-receiving-valentines-day-cards-country/story?id=68445823
 

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68jk09 said:
UPDATE on reply above concerning 104 yr old Marine receiving Valentines Day card.... https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Living/104-year-veteran-receiving-valentines-day-cards-country/story?id=68445823
68jk09 said:
MAKE A 104 YO MARINES DAY....SEND A CARD OR A THANK YOU NOTE.....    https://fox59.com/2020/01/11/this-104-year-old-marine-corps-veteran-is-asking-for-valentines-day-cards-ill-save-every-one/
With Valentines Day coming up in about TWO Weeks, I thought this might be a good time to remind the members on this site that maybe you could send this 104 year old, Retired USMC Major a Happy Valentines Day Card with a little Thank You note for his service to our country. Maybe send him a card as a group through the firehouse and your company or as an individual. It's a simple request for a guy who has done so much for us.

Here is the address you want to send it to:

Operation Valentine
Attn: Hold for Major Bill White USMC (Retired)
The Oaks at Inglewood
6725 Inglewood Ave
Stockton, Ca. 95207

I also have another Special Request to send a World War II Veteran and a good friend a Birthday Card for his upcoming 96th Birthday.

His name is Ken Kelly. I met Kenny way back in the very early 1970s at a fire in Bridgeport, Ct. Both of us lived there and were buffs. But I had already been buffing the FDNY and the FDNY War Years were just beginning. I told him that if he really wanted to see some fires he should come buffing the FDNY with me. Then he told me, "I already go there too". That began a 50 year friendship along with hundreds of buff trips to NYC.

Kenny has met a few guys from this site. He certainly has the highest respect for the members of the FDNY, as well as other firefighters, along with Dispatchers, EMTs/Medics, and Police Officers. Of course other Military Members as well.

Kenny's 96th birthday is February 23rd. I am very sure a birthday card from you or your company would make his day. If you can do it, "I certainly appreciate it". I'm going to try and get a few pictures posted of him on here. His address is:

Kenneth Kelly
1241 Main St apt 411
Bridgeport, Ct 06604
 

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Signal73 said:
Willy D asked me to post these



THANKS BRAD

Top Photo is Ken Kelly standing in front of the World War II Memorial in Bridgeport, CT

Lower Photo was taken last Friday, January 24th, just before throwing down a huge Pizza at one of our favorite spots.
 
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