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You’ll never see this picture on the front of Time Magazine, or any other magazine. 

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We see lots of pictures of wounded male veterans
but women vets get wounded and maimed too.
You may need to take a second, closer look though.
The first thing I saw was a bunch of beautiful smiles.
Study this picture again. Let the story it tells sink in.
These women and many others, as well as their male comrades,
paid this price for our freedoms.
And, they did it for less than what welfare recipients are paid!!!
 
There is more patriotism and class in those 11 ladies pictured
than the majority of Congress and the former White House combined!!!
And a HECK of a lot more than those over-paid athletes
who choose to “take a knee” when the National Anthem is played!!!
 
They risked these injuries (or death) FOR YOU and ME, AMERICA!
 
GOD BLESS THEM ALL !!!
 
Enjoy Life!

 

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Thanks Clay you did what I couldn't do and much better. 

Merry Christmas. 

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During the 3-1/2 years of World War II that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941 and ended with the surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, "We the People of the U.S.A." produced the following:
 
            22 aircraft carriers
 
            8 battleships
            48 cruisers
          349 destroyers
          420 destroyer escorts
          203 submarines
            34 million tons of merchant ships
   100,000 fighter aircraft
     98,000 bombers
     24,000 transport aircraft
     58,000 training aircraft
     93,000 tanks
   257,000 artillery pieces
   105,000 mortars
3,000,000 machine guns and
2,500,000 military trucks
 
We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and, ultimately, conquered Japan and Germany.
 
It’s amazing what America did in those days
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Army National Guard 1985 Civilian Contractor

USCG Tracen N.J. 1986 E1/ E2

USNS Charlston 1987  E3 

USCGC Escape /USS Escape  ARS 1988 boarding officer

USCG TWO ROCK Code Talker 1990 E/4

USCG CAMSPAC 1991 Coms Operator

USNS MANTA 2003 CSI Captain

USNS MANTA 2004 Police Tactical  Dive Chief

RCMP B.C. 2005

9/11  Flight 93 2011 Chief

 Served all over this soggy blue marble including GITMO

operation Winter Night

Operation Able Vigil

Operation Pan America

Operation HIMO

Operation AIMO

Operation Desert Shield

Operation Desert Storm

9/11

Born a 5th generation military brat to an active military family and if I ever have kids they will be 6th gen or I will toss them out! 

Freedom Is not Free and if we fail to fight for it the only ones that will have freedom are those we have already buried!

 

 

 

 

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Aye, Aye, Chief! Semper Fi.

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World War II Purple Heart recipient Edward Murphy marked his 100th birthday Saturday in Georgia.

 

A World War II Purple Heart recipient who turned 100 says that age is only a number.

“Keep moving,” Edward Murphy told Fox 5 Atlanta upon reaching the milestone Saturday at a senior living facility in Lawrenceville, Ga., outside Atlanta, surrounded by friends and family members.

When he was about to be deployed with the U.S. Army’s 29th Infantry Division in Germany in 1944, Murphy placed a photo of the Virgin Mary in his helmet, the Gwinnett Daily Post reported.

His mother was a devout Catholic who had dedicated herself to Mary.

“(One night in battle), they were coming up against the enemy, he said, and it was a foggy night and they could not see,” his daughter, Regina Owens, told the paper. “But above on the hill was the enemy with machine guns. All of a sudden, all of his buddies went down, including my dad. His helmet came off, and he looked up, and the picture he saw in the helmet was the Blessed Mother. From that day forward, he was so devoted to her, always.”

His devotion hasn’t ever wavered.

“Whenever I had any problems, I prayed,” he told the paper. “I’m satisfied that I get to be 100.”

After the Army, Murphy was a New York City cop for 20 years and an upstate New York judge before moving to Georgia after his wife of 66 years died in 2008.

“Helping others (has kept me going),” Murphy said. “Anytime you can help someone, help them.”

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