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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

Beirut, Lebanon OCTOBER 23, 1983 - U.S. MARINE CORPS BARRACKS

Beirut, Lebanon







http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_Beirut_barracks_bombing



OCTOBER 23, 1983 - U.S. MARINE CORPS BARRACKS















Rest In Peace Heroes



CPL TERRY W. ABBOTT, USMC

LCPL CLEMON S. ALEXANDER, USMC

PFC JOHN R. ALLMAN, USMC

CPL MOSES J. ARNOLD JR., USMC

PFC CHARLES K. BAILEY, USMC

LCPL NICHOLAS BAKER, USMC

LCPL JOHANSEN BANKS, USMC

LCPL RICHARD E. BARRETT, USMC

HM1… Continue

Added by Gerald Hannah on October 24, 2008 at 7:05pm — 1 Comment

Happy 4th. of July

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICA,

AND TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!

We must never forget who gets the credit for the freedoms we have, of which we should be eternally grateful. I watched the flag pass by one day, it fluttered in the breeze. A young Sailor Saluted it, and then he stood at ease. I looked at him in uniform so young, so tall, so proud,

with hair cut square, and… Continue

Added by Gerald Hannah on June 13, 2008 at 5:21pm — 6 Comments

The ship was laid down on November 28, 1944 by the Consolidated Steel Corporation of Texas. She was named ORLECK on January 11, 1945 and was launched on the 12th of May, 1945, and then commissioned o…

The ship was laid down on November 28, 1944 by the Consolidated Steel Corporation of Texas. She was named ORLECK on January 11, 1945 and was launched on the 12th of May, 1945, and then commissioned on September 15, 1945.



Ship's Characteristics:

Class:

Gearing Class, Long Hull

Length:

390 feet, 6…

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Added by Gerald Hannah on January 16, 2008 at 1:16am — 1 Comment

The Blue Angels

Great photos of the Blue Angels, but check out the other items of interest at the bottom of the last picture. Click on the link below for some real good shots by an amateur photographer known as the Z-man.



Click and Paste http://home.comcast.net/~bzee1a/ My wife June is from Vallejo which is 30 miles from San Francisco. I met her when the USS Orleck DD-886 was in the Shipyards at Mare Island in 1966. I was also stationed at Treasure Island on two different Occasions, first time on a… Continue

Added by Gerald Hannah on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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