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Offline wpr  
#31 Posted : Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:51:26 PM(UTC)
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Kidney?

Poor guy. I heard those hurt when you pass them.


Must be something like that. "He HAD stones". He must have passed them Personally I had gall stones. They are a bitch too.
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#32 Posted : Friday, October 12, 2012 7:08:43 AM(UTC)
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Found an image, a letter written apparently by a child, that follows the line of humor the Foster started. I had to laugh.. sorry. Big Grin

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The wolves will never lose sleep over the feelings of the sheep.

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#33 Posted : Friday, October 12, 2012 9:19:06 AM(UTC)
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Well, Pack93z, you found your response to the constant Helga picture heckling. Applause
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#34 Posted : Thursday, January 17, 2013 1:59:33 PM(UTC)
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Picture from Bandfest 2013 of US Marines paying tribute to Marines of the past.

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#35 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:44:50 AM(UTC)
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I love and respect all of our armed forces.
It took all of them to keep us a free nation. I always try to thank vets when i see them.
You would be surprised how many of them never get anyone to thank them.
I have had women come up to me after i have thanked their husbands that have said to me, with tears in their eyes, "Thank you! No one has ever done that!"
It shouldn't be like that, of course.
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#36 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 3:16:41 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Cheesey Go to Quoted Post
I love and respect all of our armed forces.
It took all of them to keep us a free nation. I always try to thank vets when i see them.
You would be surprised how many of them never get anyone to thank them.
I have had women come up to me after i have thanked their husbands that have said to me, with tears in their eyes, "Thank you! No one has ever done that!"
It shouldn't be like that, of course.


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#37 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:47:23 PM(UTC)
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If they are in your bar, buy 'em a beer. (Or pick up the tab) It says tons to them. In Wisconsin, I reckon they are probably local folk serving. On the seaboards, they could be from anywhere. Just friggin' do it, you can swing it.

When I was a lad, a lady in Jacksonville, NC did my laundry and dry-cleaning for free in her laundry/dry-cleaning business. I have no idea of how many other young Marines she extended that same kindness to. It WAS her business, us. Korean lady... would not accept my money, no how.

I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful a gift she gave me, especially in those times of hating on the military.
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#38 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:52:21 PM(UTC)
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great idea foster. I don't hang out in bars but last year I saw 3 guys in a restaurant and had the waitress bring their bill to me. paid it and walked out without them knowing.

I loved it!
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#39 Posted : Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:33:44 PM(UTC)
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another grunt just looking for the publicity.

God bless him. Always Faithful.


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For the 5k at the Venetian Festival in Charlevoix, Lcpl Kerr opted to run the event wearing boots and utes and carrying a ruck sack. Several minutes after the other Marines he was with had finished, Lcpl Kerr still had not crossed the line. They feared his extreme level of motivation may have caused him injury and/or fatigue resulting in him dropping out of the race. Moments before they ran back through the course to recover their fellow Marine, Lcpl Kerr came around the last turn along with this small boy. The boy had become separated from those who he had started the race with. He asked Lcpl Kerr, “Sir? Will you please run with me?". Throughout the course, Lcpl Kerr urged him on when the boy wanted to give up and ensured that the boy saw the course to completion where he was reunited with his party. By his unwavering commitment to help those in need through his ability to inspire others by his unequivocal level of motivation, Lcpl Kerr reflected great credit upon himself and was keeping in the highest traditions of the United States Marine Corps.
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#40 Posted : Tuesday, July 30, 2013 3:28:00 PM(UTC)
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Time to dry those eyes....

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#41 Posted : Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:01:54 PM(UTC)
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Roberts earned quick Internet fame in the second quarter of Texas's eventual 66-31 blowout of Ole Miss as Goodwin broke free for a 69-yard touchdown run to put the 'Horns up 17-7. He met Roberts, who oversees the color guard at each Rebels home game. ESPN cameras picked up Roberts angrily objecting to something Goodwin did in the process of scoring a touchdown.

"It was instant," Roberts says. "By the time I got home my phone died from calls and texts, and now it's all over my Facebook."

Conjecture mounted quickly. Most fans and viewers assumed Goodwin attempted to salute Roberts, who as a "Gunny" would strongly object to such a gesture (explained by resident SB Nation USMC advisor Matt Ufford here). Instead, Roberts says that Goodwin attempted something far more foolish:

"As he ran toward me, I could see him start to make the 'shhhhh' motion holding his hand up. I knew behind me was the Texas fan section, and he was staring straight ahead. So I'm thinking, well, I know he’s not 'shhhh-ing' his own people."

As Goodwin started to motion, Roberts responded exactly the way a graduate of Marine drill instructor school would, and Internet gold formed instantly.

"It was hey, don’t hush me, because Marines, well ... we don’t like to be hushed," he says with a laugh.


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#42 Posted : Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:25:08 PM(UTC)
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Maybe a little off topic, but allow me to share my favorite USMC story, which is why I think the Corps makes us all feel so badass as Americans....

During WWI, the Germans held an area near Chateau Thierry called Belleau Wood. Belleau Wood was a manicured forest, neatly trimmed with trees very deliberately spaced apart. FRor most of 4 years, it was completely inviolate, as the Germans had filled it with machine gun nests. The American commander, General Pershing, told the allies he intended to take Belleau Wood to allow the assault on Chateau Thierry, and he was going to assign the 1st Marine Division to the task.

The reaction was "OMG that wood is full of machine gun nests!" to which Pershing replied, essentially "yeah, we know".

So the Marines were assigned to assault Belleau Wood and were quickly pinned down by heavy machine gun fire. At some point, a Marine Captain (his name I forget, but I understand he was from - surprise! Texas) jumped up and yelled "CHARGE!".

The German machine gunners were so stunned that they were unable to fire for a few moments and despite heavy casualties, the Marines overran the machine guns and took the Wood.

Like with more well-remembered fights like Guadalcanal or Iwo Jima, Belleau Wood is a classic example of the toughness, courage and determination that we Americans like to attribute to ourselves as a people. It's not just that Marines embody this day to day, year to year but that they do it at such a cartoon-like level that I, for one, can't imagine having the stones to pull it off.

To me, Belleau Wood is an amazing moment in American history and a shining example of the best America can do...to the Marines, it's "Tuesday".
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#43 Posted : Tuesday, July 30, 2013 6:01:01 PM(UTC)
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Hoss THAT is the topic.


Did a quick check looking for the Marine's name and there is a little more to the battle. Naturally.

This is part of the wiki version.

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At 17:00 on 6 June, the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines (3/5)—commanded by Major Benjamin S. Berry, and the 3rd Battalion 6th Marines (3/6)—commanded by Maj. Tyler M. Meyer, on their right—advanced from the west into Belleau Wood as part of the second phase of the Allied offensive. Again, the Marines had to advance through a waist-high wheat field into murderous machine gun fire. One of the most famous quotations in Marine Corps legend came during the initial step-off for the battle when Gunnery Sergeant Dan Daly, a recipient of two Medals of Honor who had served in the Philippines, Santo Domingo, Haiti, Peking and Vera Cruz, prompted his men of the 73rd Machine Gun company forward with the words: "Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?"[13]

The first waves of Marines—advancing in well-disciplined lines—were slaughtered; Major Berry was wounded in the forearm during the advance. On his right, the Marines of Major Meyer's 3/6 Battalion swept into the southern end of Belleau Wood and encountered heavy machine gun fire, sharpshooters and barbed wire. Marines and German infantrymen were soon engaged in heavy hand-to-hand fighting. The casualties sustained on this day were the highest in Marine Corps history to that time.[9] Some 31 officers and 1,056 men of the Marine brigade were casualties. However, the Marines now had a foothold in Belleau Wood.[14]

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#44 Posted : Tuesday, July 30, 2013 7:04:05 PM(UTC)
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The doggies on BOTH sides never saw anything like that. We Marines turned the tide of that war, at Belleau wood. Right there. Imagine that. Millions dead. War stagnated. The few, the proud, the Marines- turned it our way. We gave a huge contribution to the concept of winning WW1 in that single battle. Some would say the Marines did it right there and then. The Germans had had enough. We created a tipping point, not Gen Pershing, (for example) That is history, boys and girls... It's the last time we were in Europe as a significant force. It was our only involvement. We serve the President.

You should see the modern-day-ones. The Infantry is highly trained. They can fight in a Nuclear, biological and chemical environment- whatever the nut-jobs dish out-

All the way to hand-to-hand combat, you and me, baby, best man survives the experience. Bring the knife, enemy, good luck with that.

Superior marksmanship at Belleau wood won the day, btw. We earned our title of "Devil Dogs" there, by the Germans, in case you did not know.

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Ooh rah

We had a LOT of Army help at Belleau wood. The Army units were integrated into Marine units so they could habla the real leadership in a combat situation. (some editorialization, there, but it DID happen)

More doggies were at Belleau wood than Marines. They were all led by Marine NCO's. The doggies brought the beans, bullets and band-aids. We Marines did the killing of the Germans, because that is what we do. we close with and destroy our enemy, since 1775. We do not request a merit badge for it, but at least know the Marines tipped the 1st world war. (and pissed off Adolph Hitler, I'd imagine) As I write this, there are currently 7 MEU's protecting my words and your freedom operating around this planet. The pointy-end of America's stick. Day in, day out. That would be Marine Expeditionary Units. Not doggies. Not SEALS. Not wing-wipers. Marines. 30 minutes notice required. If we are late, it was your politicians, not us. The Navy does an EXCELLENT job of getting our arrogant asses off their boats-ships-whatever, lol

Again- we can hold nothing without our integrated services, but with them, a MEU is immovable, unless the alpha, beta, gamma and neutron-induced particles get dicey.
We swim, btw. Sailors don't swim. Marine swims for one hour with his field marching pack, water, MRE's and his gear for his MOS (varies between 80 to 100 lbs) in a pool (no ladders, no escape routes) for one hour or he is ineligible for promotion. They call that "s-2" qualified, the basic minimum. If you want to know why, google "Tarawa". The basic minimum for a sailor is to hit the drink and drop like a stone, lol To be fair, there is a reason for that , also. I'm out when the squids fuck up the ship. Many of them do not have that option, and will fight to save it.

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#45 Posted : Saturday, August 3, 2013 7:21:49 AM(UTC)
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a little more on the young marine you helped the kids in the race in Michigan.


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Marine Lance Cpl. Myles Kerr told ABC News he doesn't consider himself a hero and was just "doing the right thing" when he dropped back in a 5k race over the weekend to run with a boy who had become separated from his group.

Kerr's good deed was captured in a photo that has since gone viral, garnering hundreds of thousands of likes and shares on Facebook.

In the photo, Kerr, 19, wearing his boots and gear, was looking back at 9-year-old Boden Fuchs as the pair ran toward the finish line at the Jeff Drenth Memorial 5K in Charlevoix, Mich., over the weekend.

"He was walking when I ran by him," Kerr said. "I looked at him and said, 'Hey, little guy, you alright?' And he said, 'Will you run with me?'"

The pair stuck together for the rest of the race, with Kerr motivating the boy to keep striding toward the finish line.

They crossed the finish line just shy of the 35-minute mark, at which point Kerr said he made sure Boden found his family before he went on with his day.

Later that night, a friend, whose husband is a reservist Marine, posted the photo of Kerr and Boden running together.

"I just thought it was cool someone actually got a picture of me running with him," Kerr said. "Then, my recruiter ended up posting it and that's when it took off."

Kerr, who is near the end of a one-week leave from Camp Pendleton in California and has been a Marine for nine months, said he has been left "speechless" by the attention he has been getting from people who have been inspired by the photo.

He said Boden's family even gave him a $100 restaurant gift card, which he plans to use before returning to California.

"As a Marine, we try to reach out and help as much as we can," he said. "I don't think I'm a hero. I was just trying to help."


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