Veterans Day 2013

By: Patrap , 2:56 PM GMT on November 08, 2013

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12. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
4:57 AM GMT on November 11, 2013
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11. hydrus
9:33 PM GMT on November 10, 2013
Happy Birthday U.S.M.C. A blessed Veterans Day to you and yours Pat. From a Merchant Marine to a real Marine- Semper Fidelis.
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10. Patrap
8:49 PM GMT on November 10, 2013
Thanx mass, good to see yas,

Semper Fi to the Marine Corps,

238 Proud years old today.

'It was like a tsunami': Philippines stunned by Typhoon Haiyan's devastation as US forces head to islands

By Eric Baculinao and Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News
American forces were dispatched to the Philippines as the Pacific island country struggled to cope Sunday after one of the most powerful storms in recorded history killed thousands and wreaked damage far worse than expected.
%u201CAt the request of the government of Philippines, Secretary Hagel has directed U.S. Pacific Command to support U.S. government humanitarian relief operations in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan,%u201D the Department of Defense said in a statement late on Saturday night.

The first wave of U.S. force %u2014 a team of 90 Marines and sailors %u2014 flew to Philippines on Sunday to assist with search and rescue operations and provide air support, the Marines said in a statement.

The death toll could climb as high as 10,000 on the island of Leyte alone after storm surges as high as trees and wind gusts reaching 175 mph destroyed towns and villages, said chief superintendent Elmer Soria, a regional police director.
The national government and disaster agency have not confirmed the latest death toll %u2014 a notable increase from Philippine Red Cross estimates on Saturday of about 1,000 people killed.

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9. masshysteria
8:12 PM GMT on November 10, 2013
Hi Pat!

As usual, what a wonderful tribute you've created and posted to the U.S. Marines, your Dad, self and all our Veterans who've honorably served and/or sacrificed to keep us free. Thanks for your collective service!

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8. originalLT
8:08 PM GMT on November 10, 2013
Beautiful and meaningful posts Pa. Think about "our guys" so much on these days, Vet. Day and Memorial day. So many gave the ultimate sacrifice.
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7. Patrap
8:04 PM GMT on November 10, 2013
Thanx pbug,..

The Doolittle raid did much and was a emotional and daring attempt to get into the War proper.

A Happy Veterans Day to you tomorrow.

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6. palmettobug53
4:22 PM GMT on November 10, 2013
Hey, Pat.

Good post and a Veteran's Day salute to all Marines, Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard veterans and active duty personnel.

Saw this in the paper this morning: Surviving Doolittle Raiders Make Final Toast.
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5. Patrap
4:13 PM GMT on November 08, 2013
Uploaded on Oct 4, 2011
Marines with 3rd MAW arrive on the USS Bonhomme Richard in preparation for Exercise Dawn Blitz. Scenes include CH53-Es and V-22 Ospreys landing aboard the ship. During the exercise, Marines will use the aircraft to train for a humanitarian assistance, disaster relief missions.

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4. Patrap
3:18 PM GMT on November 08, 2013
Thanx p57,

Service,in my case as a US Marine was a Honor and a Privileged.

Thanx for the words and for stopping by.

Enjoy the Holiday weekend.

2 Men, Father and Son, meet as Marines for the first time, October 1980.

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3. pcola57
3:09 PM GMT on November 08, 2013
Excellent post Pat..
I'm not a Marine but a proud American..
And am proud to know that the Marines are the standard bearer of honor,courage,and excellence..
God Bless all of them,past and present..
Your father looks to be a proud American..
God Bless you and your family Pat..
Privileged to know ya my friend.. :)
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2. Patrap
2:58 PM GMT on November 08, 2013

Joseph D. Pearson

USMC WW-2 Battle of Okinawa

Semper Fi Dad.

We love you and think of you everyday.

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1. Andrebrooks
2:57 PM GMT on November 08, 2013
Very good.
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