JOHN  O'DONNELL MARINE VETERAN 65-68 HONORING A BRAVE MARINE HERO SOME CAME HALF WAY ROUND THE WORLD FROM PLACE'S LIKE BANGOR MAINE, FROM THE SMOKEY MOUNTAINS FROM THE PLAIN'S STATES AND THE STATES ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.TO THE GREAT LAKES AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST SOME CAME FROM OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE CANADA AND AUSTRALIA AND IRELAND, MANY CAME FROM THE AMERICAN TERR. LIKE PURETO RICO AND GUAM. THEY CAME TOGETHER TO FIGHT AGAINST THE COMMON ENEMY. TO HELP A FREE NATION SURVIVE. THESE MARINES GAVE THIER ALL SO THAT OTHERS WOULDNT HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS THING CALLED FREEDOM. THANK YOU SIR'S SEMPER FI I KNOW YOU ARE GUARDING THE STREETS OF HEAVEN HAND SALUTE
Dec 8, 2014
thomas  henry firstname.lastname@example.org went to boot camp togetherhc64 hc 64 box 3702 castle valley ut 84532 usa a lost friendshipM Marv: I met you at the Portland airport on our way to boot camp. Your mom and little sister were there to see you off. My family was absent. I wanted it that way. Your sister kissed me goodbye. Friends through boot camp and ITR - lost touch until I rec'd word to escort your body home. Wasn't able - extension. I think of you often and your sister, and her child Dawn. War takes the best of the best. Jun 27, 2009
manny   g Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe Union Gap, WA. 98903 “You are Remembered” Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother”. Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!
Dec 8, 2007
rendal  nail email@example.com Fellow Marine Well done Marine rest in peace THE TIME you won your town the race We chaired you through the market-place Man and boy stood cheering by, And home we brought you shoulder-high. To-day, the road all runners come, Shoulder-high we bring you home, And set you at your threshold down, Townsman of a stiller town. Smart lad, to slip betimes away From fields where glory does not stay And early though the laurel grows It withers quicker than the rose. Eyes the shady night has shut Cannot see the record cut, And silence sounds no worse than cheers After earth has stopped the ears: Now you will not swell the rout Of lads that wore their honours out, Runners whom renown outran And the name died before the man. So set, before its echoes fade, The fleet foot on the sill of shade, And hold to the low lintel up The still-defended challenge-cup. And round that early-laurelled head Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead, And find unwithered on its curls The garland briefer than a girl’s. A.E. Housman, "Don't be afraid, I've redeemed you. I've called your name. You're mine. Isaiah 43:1 Semper Fi
Dec 8, 2007
John O'Brien Seasoldier_USMC@msn.com Buddy 2205 ne 2nd st apt 6 Ocala FL 34470 USA Never Forgotten I was there the day you lost your life on that trail coming out of an abandoned NVA ville, along with Gertzen and Owens. We were in different squads, and all these years I couldnt remember your names and the other two Marines who died with you, even though I was one of the Marines that got to you to try and save you. May you rest in peace my brother, and know, as long as I live, you will never be forgotten.
Semper Fi Jack Apr 2, 2007
Susan (maiden name - Rerucha) McGraw firstname.lastname@example.org almost his wife Fullerton,CA 92832 "Monday, Monday" How do you put all kinds of emotions into just "Comments"? I have married. I have a son. I have divorced. I have been in love. . I will love again. . But there is not one day that passes that I don't think of Marv, if even just a flash. He was a sole-surviving son and wasn't going to go to Vietnam. But he wanted to go so badly, his superiors finally gave him orders. He stood me up the night I was to receive my engagement ring. We had designed it ourselves. I never saw it finished. It seems eerie, but I think he knew he wouldn't be coming home and didn't want me to be a widow. We parted on bad terms. I'm sorry. We would have had a good life together. I get older, but Marv is still just 21, sunburned, spit-shining his shoes and bill of his hat, setting the alarm at my mother's house to get up early to head back to Pendleton. "Monday, Monday. . Can't trust that day. ." Tuesday, December 14, 1999
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