Musings of the Chronologically Challenged™ Fourth Generation
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Had planned to take another day of rest today, but when Sgt. Grit's newsletter came in I knew some "pasties" were called for. If you don't get the Sgt. Grit Newsletter, you probably missed the following, and I need to pass this on to you.
from Sgt. Grit
I am a Reservist living in California right now. We were told a few weeks back to expect activation soon. I am starting to get prepared to go; wills, power of attorneys, the dentist, a little extra PT...anyways, I have been in for two and a half years now and have volunteered twice, but have been denied each time. It looks like the third time might be the charm. I am anxious to do my duty to Country and Corps, just as many of you have done in the past, are currently doing now, and will do in the future. Thank you for allowing me to live free. I hope that I can uphold the traditional and pass it on to generations of Americans to come. Semper Fi!
Please be advised that the 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines has safely returned to Camp Pendleton after serving a tough tour in Iraq. Our son in law, Cpl. James W. Brooks, is one of those returning and has a date to meet his new son for the first time
on April 9th when they return to Chicago. This battalion of the finest Marines yet created returned home without 12 of their brothers and at last report had 130 wounded during their tour. This reserve unit gave up their personal lives to go and defend
the freedom of people they didn't even know, in a strange and barren land so they could know the freedom we so take for granted. Nothing we can do or say can ease the pain of returning home without their brothers but our deep felt appreciation for
their sacrifices is warranted and shall be given when they arrive at their meet and greet return party. Please take the time to thank all of our service men and women who so valiantly go and defend democracy throughout the world.
Welcome Home Marines!
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