Friday, November 11, 2005

Thank You For Your Service




Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

Sir Winston Churchill

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.

General George Patton

It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.

Father Dennis Edward O’Brian, USMC

Those of us who remain safe at home owe them our lives and our liberty.

Lee’s dad, Lieutenant Charles Struck, bomber pilot, died in the service of his country, in the Southwest Pacific Area in World war II.

Our grandson Johnny Walton, in Fort Bragg after his tour in Iraq, was just promoted to Sargeant. His 82nd Airborne unit is scheduled to return to Iraq in the new year.

Brian Weiss, our new Palos Verdes Marine writes: We will activate in January, and ship to Djibouti Africa in March. For reference it is located next to Somalia and across the Gulf of Aden from Yemen. The mission is humanitarian and security, but we should not be doing any fighting. We are mostly there to secure a base near the airport. The mission is part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

I would rather be deployed into the fight, but I'm looking forward to the mission.

It is the soldier....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you as you fight to defend freedom.


10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you William.

Bill Furlong

4:31 PM  

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