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True Marines!

Discussion in 'Military' started by BamaToy1997, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Jun 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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    BamaToy1997

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    This is an article I received in my weekly newsletter. It goes to show you that there are plenty of true Marines out there with honour and respect! SEMPER FI!


    "At the Golden Triangle Veterans Memorial park on Hwy 87 in Port Arthur, Texas on Monday May 28th (Memorial Day) 2012. My wife and I arrived at 2pm as the band began to play and the service started at 2:30pm. When we got there the pavilion was full but we were able to squeeze into the back left hand corner under the roof in the shade.

    While the program was going on I was listening to a friend of mine, retired Colonel Chris Lamson, with 25 years active duty in the Marines and I looked over my right shoulder and noticed the old veteran setting on the wall. His wife had been holding the umbrella over his head and laid it down to stand up where she could see the speaker and hear what was being said.

    When I turned to look the second time I noticed this Marine had stepped forward, picked up the umbrella and was holding it over the older gentleman. You can tell by the shadow that only the left shoulder and arm of the Marine was in the shade. Notice his right hand behind his back standing at parade rest in full dress blues. Not once did he flinch.

    [​IMG] The temperature forecast that day was predicted to be 90 degrees or more in the shade. In Southeast Texas the humidity can also match the temperature. If you have ever worn a set of dress blues you would understand how hot they are.

    He stood there until the service was over. When it was over I walked up to him and said "Thank you for such a kind act for the old veteran" He just looked at me and nodded as if to say, "it was my duty". As I walked away with a tear in my eye and my heart swelling it made me proud to know that the old traditions are still carried on. It was 57 years ago this summer that I joined the Marines.

    Cpl. Bill Feidler
    Port Arthur, TX"

    Things like this make me proud to still call myself a Marine!


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  2. Jun 28, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    nelson18matt

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    great sight to see. thank you for sharing and thank you for serving
     
  3. Jun 28, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    BamaToy1997

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    Thank you as well!
     
  4. Jun 28, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    X10000!! Thanks for your service.
    My co-pilot in our race truck is a marine. You can always count on a marine to have your back
     
  5. Jun 28, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    Thanks for your service to our country!!! I have 3 nephews serving in the Marine's right now...counldn't be more proud of them!!!!
    Thanks again!!!!
     
  7. Jul 4, 2012 at 5:06 AM
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  8. Jul 16, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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    Thanks for sharing, good to see tradition isn't dead today
     
  9. Jul 16, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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  10. Jul 16, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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    I was quite impressed myself. Makes me feel proud to be a part of such a locked brotherhood.
     
  11. Jul 19, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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    Nothing but Marines in my family...well there is that one cousin who strayed off into the Army lol. Nonetheless, I have great respect for all branches sadly I couldn't be part of this brotherhood. Great to see that we still have these honorable men around.

    Thank you all for your service.
     
  13. Jul 20, 2012 at 9:55 AM
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    gave me a dang hard on!!! Lots of memories there.
     
  14. Jul 20, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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    cheesy to say, but reading that brought a tear to my eye. that is just awesome. thanks for posting.
     
  15. Jul 20, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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    Love hearing about stories like this. In this day and age with all these fucking nut jobs running around, sad stories of rape and murder, its a nice change to hear about someone doing the right thing.

    Thanks for sharing this! It put a smile on my face.
     
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    Awesome story. I will share this with a few other brothers as I know they will appreciate it just as much as I do.
     
  17. Jul 24, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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    Awesome!

    Always amazing, never surprising.... Marines.
     
  20. Jul 24, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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