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November 2008 Blog Posts (4)

Happy Thanksgiving

I have to apologize for not being on here as often as I'd like but I have been very busy. But I wanted to at least wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families. All the best from myself and my wife. This wish is for EVERYONE that reads this. There are many of you out there that don't know me and vice versa. Makes no matter. We may not have ever met, or served together but my feeling is pretty simple. I served in the USN and if you're on this site, you did too. I feel that this… Continue

Added by Rick "Dutch" Wegman on November 27, 2008 at 9:50am — 6 Comments

2008 Veteran's Day Proclamation

A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America



On Veterans Day, we pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the men and women who in defense of our freedom have bravely worn the uniform of the United States.



From the fields and forests of war-torn Europe to the jungles of Southeast Asia, from the deserts of Iraq to the mountains of Afghanistan, brave patriots have protected our Nation's… Continue

Added by Douglas Karr on November 10, 2008 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Friends

Subject: Friends



Definitely rings a bell! Sounds like something I have said over and over.



When a Veteran leaves the 'job' and retires to a better life, many are jealous, some are pleased, and others, who may have already retired,

wonder if he knows what he is leaving behind, because we already know.

1. We know, for example, that after a lifetime of camaraderie that few

experience, it will remain as a longing for those past times.



2. We know in… Continue

Added by Gerald Hannah on November 5, 2008 at 1:59pm — 2 Comments

Asbestos Exposure in the Military

According to a revealing statistic, more than 30 percent of Americans beset with mesothelioma (a rapacious cancer that attacks the internal lining of the lungs, abdomen, and heart) were exposed to asbestos during military service.



Out of the hundreds of occupations exposed to asbestos, veterans account for 30% of all mesothelioma cancer patients. Due to common military practices, veterans who served between 1940 and 1970 have a great… Continue

Added by Timothy Cavanaugh on November 3, 2008 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

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