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Rank War Served Died Medals
Ankney Adam Army - G Co., 14th Inf Reg. OH / F Co., 38th Inf Reg. OH Private / Sgt Civil War Killed at Jonesboro, GA on 01 September 1864  
Baker Byron O. Army   Korean (1949 - ?)    
Baker Leon National Guard Spec - 4      
Baker Terry Army   Vietnam (April 1966 - 1969)    
Biddle Larry A. Marine Corp Corporal (1979 - 1986)    
Bilsky, Jr. Philip W. Air Force Chief Master Sgt (1985 - )    
Bilsky, Sr. Philip W. Navy Chief Master Sgt. Korean (September 1962 - 1964)    
Bishop Barzilla 121 Ohio Infantry - Co. Co. D Private Civil War    
Bishop Henry C. 121 Ohio Infantry - Co. D. Sergeant Civil War    
Bowen Donald National Guards Spec - 3rd Class      
Bowen Robert Eugene National Guards Spec - 3rd Class      
Bowman Peter   2nd LT. Revolution    
Burkholder Matthew Army E-4 (1992 - 1996)    
Cate William   Captain Revolution    
Clark James G. Marine Corp. Sergeant (1996 - 2000)    
Colvin Albert     WWI    
Colvin Charles H.     WWI    
Colvin Boswell     August 1812    
Colvin Boswell   Private Revolution    
Colvin Elbert     WWI    
Colvin Harold E. Army   WWII (1942 - 1946)    
Colvin Henry   Private-Virginia Line Revolution (Nov 21, 1832    
Colvin John R. Army - 74 Indiana Infantry - Co. B Sergeant 1st Class Civil War (July 25, 1862 - January 20, 1863)    
Colvin Mason VA. State Line   Revolution    
Colvin Minor 4th Calvalry Kentucky Regiment- Company A. 5th Infantry Kentucky Regiment Private Civil War    
Colvin Nimrod R. 4th KY Calvalry Company D   Civil War    
Cotton Benjamin Army General Revolution (May 14, 1758 - )    
Cotton Benjamin Army   (May 8, 1775)    
Curren Perry Army Corporal WWII (March 19, 1943 - March 1, 1946)    
DeWitt Timothy Army   (1992 - ?)    
Douglas Frank A. Air Force Senior Airman Operation Souther Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, Kuwait,Operation Iraqui Freedom    
Ellsworth Samuel     Revolution    
Fernal William   Captain Revolution    
Foos Jack L. Navy        
France Samuel F. 100 Indiana Infantry Sergeon Civil War    
Gill Charles Otha Air Force   WWII (November 20, 1942 - March 23, 1946) 1946  
Gill Christopher C. Army Sergeant WWII (April 21, 1941 - )    
Gill David Allen Army        
Gill James E. Army   Vietnam    
Gill Joseph Navy PFC - Military Police WWII    
Gill Ralph K. National Guards Pvt E1      
Gill Raymond Navy Coatsman Mate 2nd Class WWII    
Gill Richard A. Army Private Korean (1951 - 1954)    
Gill Robert L. Army   Korean (1951 - 1954)    
Grant, II David A. Marines   Operation Iraqi Freedom    
Griffin Charles 9th Division Ligh Artillery   Civil War    
Griffin William   Private Civil War (Febuary 25, 1862 - February 14, 1865)    
Griffin William 9th LA Reg. IN   Civil War    
Hall Randall Richard Army Sergeant 2 tours of duty - served in Desert Storm    
Hawkins Gary Navy MSI (? - September 23, 1991)    
Heston Charles Air Force Airman 2nd Class (February 19, 1960 - February 18, 1964)    
Hodges James Company G 2nd Infantry, Michigan   Civil War    
Hodges Josiah Army   Civil War During War  
Ice Samuel Army   Civil War (May 2, 1864 - September 10, 1864)    
Kline Loren J. Army        
Krewson Adam Army Private of the 34th Indiana Infantry Company A. Civil War (1863 - 1865    
Krewson Charles H. Army Private of the 34th Indiana Infantry Company A. Civil War (1863 - 1865)    
Krewson Joshua Army Private of Pennsylvania Volunteers War of 1812    
Krewson Simon Army (CW) 1st Lieutenant of the 101 Indiana Infantry Company G Revolution War - Civil War (1863 - 1865)    
Lisenko Roger Army   (1970 - 1972)    
Lucus Larry Army Rev & National Guards   Desert Storm    
Martz Harold Eugene Navy Seaman 1st Class WWII (? - November 1945)    
Martz James D. Marines   (1957 - 1961)    
Martz John Daniel Army   Civil War    
Martz John W. Navy Radioman 3rd Class (August 23, 1954 - July 19, 1958)    
Martz Larry J. Army SP-4 (March 6, 1960 - April 11, 1961)    
Martz Marvin O. Marines Master Sergeant WWII & Korean (1952 - 1974)   Purple Heart
Martz Michelle Army & National Guards E-4 & SPC (June 1991 - December 1996)   AM,     ARCOM,
Martz Richard C., Jr. Army E-4 (1973 - 1976)    
Martz Richard C., Sr. Navy F-1-C WWII   3 -Medals
Martz Ron Air Force   (July 1960 - May 1965)    
Martz Ronald D. Navy S-1-C WWII (January 20, 1943 - December 8, 1945)    
Martz Timothy W. Army E-4 & SPC (April 1988 - January 1992)    
Martz Virgil W. Marines   (1947 - 1950)    
Matchett Allen Dwayne Army E-5 Viet NamSept 1962 - Sept 1968    
Matchett Alexander Army   Civil War    
Matchett Charles Lloyd Army E-4 Viet Nam (Feb 1971 - Feb 1977)    
Matchett Darrell Dean Navy   WWII - 1941-1946 in the Pacific Theatre on the Los Angeles in China    
Matchett James E. Navy   WWII    
Matchett James N. Navy   WWII    
Matchett Darrell D. Navy   WWII- ACTIVE DUTY 1941-1946. SERVED IN THE PACIFIC THEATER. LAST SHIP WAS THE HEAVY CRUISER USS LOS ANGELES CA-135.    
Matchett Dale E. Army   WWII    
Matchett Marion Wayne Navy   WWII    
Matchett Mary Alcie Wave   WWII    
Matchett Owen S.     WWI    
Matchett Owen S. Army Corp of Engineers   WWII    
Matchett Paul A. Air Force   WWII    
Matchett Richard L. Army PFC WWII (April 14, 1944 - May 15, 1946  

Bronze Star

Matchette Ronald S. Army   Korean    
Matchette Sidney J.          
Matchett William Army Surgeon - 100 Indiana Infantry Civil War    
McDonald John H. Infantry Private - Company B, Indiana 123rd Infantry Regiment Civil WAr   DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Niswonger Jack Army Private 1st Class Korean (January 25, 1954 - January 25, 1957)    
Payton George J. Marine Corp.   Korean    
Person Frank Army Sergeant WWII (January 8, 1942 - October 31, 1945   Several Medals & Citations
Person Gary     Vietnam    
Runyon William Gren Beret / Special Forces E8 / Master Sergeant Vietnam / Operation Iraqi Freedom    
Sollars Omar (Jack) US Navy Sea Bees Chief Petty Officer WWII - served and landed with Marines in Phillipines    
Sanders Claude Kenneth USNR Electrician WWI    
Sanders, Jr. Claude Kenneth Navy, USNR M1, Apprentice Seaman WWII    
Sanders John Sherman Marines, USMCR Staff Sergeant, Intelligence Clerk, Aviation WWII, Marshall Islands Operation    
Sanders Steven Terry Army        
Sanders Robert Allen Navy        
Sollars Ignatius Army   Civil War    
Soule Darwin     Civil War    
Soule David Army   Civil War During War  
Soule Donald L. Army   Korean    
Soule Donald L. Army Airborne Brigade Sergeant e-5 Vietnam (September 19, 1967 - September 18, 1970)   Army Accommodation Medal
Soule Franklin N. Navy   WWII    
Soule Pat (Daniel) Air Force   Operation Iraqi Freedom    
Soule, Jr. Richard H. Army   Vietnam (October 2, 1967 - MAy 5, 1970)    
Soule, Sr. Richard H. National Guards Corporal      
Soule Richard W. Air Force   Juwait / Operation Iraqi Freedom    
Soule Robert L. Coast Guard   WWII    
Soule Ronald L. Army Sergeant E-5 Korean (September 19, 1967 - June 19, 1970)    
Soule Wayne National Guards Sergeant 1st. Class      
Starrett Charles Leonard Army   WWI    
Starrett Leonard Leroy "Babe" Army T/5 - 32nd Infantry Division WWII  

     

 Good Conduct Ribbon, American Defense Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon W/3 Battle Stars, Presidential Citation Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge

Starrett Henry W. Navy   WWII    
Stewart Harry William Navy   WWII    
Stump Donald Marines   Korean    
Stump TJ Navy        
Stuntz Harold Army   Vietnam (1965 - 1967)   Vietnam Service Medal W/1 Bronze Service Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal Army Commendation Medal
Stuntz Paul Army   Vietnam (1966 - 1968)    
Trump Albert Army   WWII    
Warner Albert Navy   WWI    
Warner Edward Navy   Civil War    
Warner George E. Navy   Civil War    
Warner Stephen A. 1st MI Engineers Company I   Civil War    
Warren Everett R. Army Tech 5 WWII (March 7, 1946 - August 5, 1947)   Army Occupational Medal

WWII Victory Medal

Warren Lois Ann Navy SK2 Vietnam (November 1969 - November 17, 1977)    
White Raydean Air Force Contact Spec. Desert Storm    
Wroblewski Sylvester Army   WWII    
Young Charles H. Air Force   WWII    
Young Jimmie Travis Army   Korean - served in Germany - Homorable discharge - 1951    
             
             

I am sure that there are some family members that I have missed and believe me it is not intentional. If you see someone who is not listed please by all mean let me know. Should you see where a correction should be made please let me know that too.

I want to honor each and every family member who has served their country in either Peace Time or War. Even during Peace Time there is/are chances of War and those that served were ready to make the Ultimate sacrfice for their Country.

 

 

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS

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Subject: THE VETERAN (Author Unknown)

  

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the VETERAN, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the VETERAN, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the VETERAN, not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.



It is the VETERAN,
who salutes the Flag,


who serves under the Flag,

 

ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD,
AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT   SHINE UPON THEM.

I don't know if you saw this in the news but it really impressed me.  Funny,

our US Senate/House took 2 days off as they couldn't work.

On the ABC evening news, it was reported tonight that, because of the dangers from Hurricane Isabelle approaching Washington DC, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment.

They refused. "No way, Sir!"

Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor that can be afforded to a serviceperson.

The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930.

I don't usually suggest that many emails be forwarded, but I'd be proud if this one reached as many as possible.

We can be very proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve.

God Bless them. 
 

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I received this in an e-mail an could not fathom the pain and suffering of this family. This brought tears to my eyes and I am sure it will to yours.

Subject: Fallen Soldier

MAY  GOD BLESS THIS AIRLINE CAPTAIN:
         He  writes:

       My lead flight attendant  came to me and said,  "We  have an H.R.
on this flight." (H.R.  stands for  human remains.) "Are they military?"  I
asked.

         'Yes',    she said.

         'Is there an escort?' I  asked.

         'Yes, I  already assigned him a seat'.

         'Would  you please  tell him to  come to the flight deck.  You
can board him early," I said..

       A short while later, a young army sergeant  entered the flight
deck.  He was the image of the  perfectly dressed soldier.

       He  introduced himself and  I asked him  about his soldier.  The
escorts of these fallen soldiers talk about them  as if they are still alive
and still with us.

         'My soldier is on his way back to Virginia ,'  he said.

       He proceeded to answer my questions, but offered no   words.

       I asked him if there was anything I could do for   him and he said
no.    I told him that he had the toughest job  in the military and that I
appreciated the work that he does for the families of our fallen soldiers..

       The first officer and I got up  out of our   seats to shake his
hand.  He left the flight  deck to find his seat.

       We completed our preflight checks, pushed back and  performed an
uneventful departure.

       About 30 minutes into our flight I  received a   call from the lead
flight attendant in the cabin.

       'I just found out  the family of the soldier  we are carrying, is
on board', she said.  She then proceeded to tell me  that  the  father,
mother, wife and 2-year old  daughter were  escorting their son,  husband, and
father home.  The family was upset  because they were  unable to see the
container that  the soldier was in  before we left. We  were on our way to a
major   hub at which the family  was going to wait four hours for the connecting
flight home to Virginia .

       The father of the  soldier told the flight   attendant that
knowing his son was below him in the cargo compartment and being unable to see him
was  too much for him and the family to bear. He had  asked the flight
attendant if there was   anything that could  be done to allow them to see him
upon our  arrival.  The family wanted to be outside by the cargo door  to
watch   the soldier  being taken off  the airplane.. I could hear the
desperation  in the  flight attendants voice when she  asked   me if there was
anything I  could  do.. 'I'm on  it', I said. I  told her that I  would get back
to her.

         Airborne communication  with my company   normally occurs in the
form  of  e-mail like messages.

       I decided  to  bypass this system and   contact my  flight
dispatcher directly on a secondary  radio.

       There  is a radio operator in the operations   control center who
connects you to the telephone of the  dispatcher.

       I was  in direct contact with the   dispatcher..  I explained the
situation I had on board with  the  family  and what it was the family
wanted.

       He said he understood and that he would get back to   me.

         Two hours went by and I had not heard from   the dispatcher.  We
were going to get busy soon and I needed to know  what to tell the  family.

       I sent a text  message asking for  an update. I saved the return
message from the dispatcher and the  following  is  the  text:

         'Captain,  sorry it has taken so long   to get back to  you.
There  is policy on  this now and I had to check on a few things.

       Upon your arrival a dedicated escort team will meet  the aircraft.

       The team will escort the family to the ramp and  plane  side.  A
van will be used to load the remains  with a  secondary van for the family.
The  family will be taken to their departure area and escorted into the
terminal where the remains can be  seen on the ramp.  It is a private  area for
the family only.

       When the  connecting aircraft arrives, the  family will be
escorted onto the ramp and plane side to watch the remains being loaded for the
final leg home.  Captain,  most of us  here in flight control are veterans.
Please pass our condolences  on to the family. Thanks.'

       I sent a message back telling flight control thanks  for a good
job.    I printed out the message and gave  it to the  lead flight attendant to
pass on to the father.  The lead flight attendant was very thankful and
told me, 'You  have no idea how much this  will  mean to them.'

       Things  started getting busy for the descent,  approach and
landing.  After landing, we cleared the runway and taxied to  the ramp  area.

       The ramp is huge with 15 gates on either side  of the alleyway.  It
is always a busy area with  aircraft maneuvering every  which way to enter
and exit.

       When we  entered the ramp and checked in with  the ramp
controller,  we were told that  all  traffic was  being held for us.

         'There is a team in place to meet the  aircraft', we were told.
It looked like it was all coming together, then I realized that once we
turned the seat belt
sign off,  everyone would stand up at  once and  delay the  family from
getting off the airplane.  As we approached our  gate, I asked the copilot to
tell the ramp  controller we were  going to stop short of  the gate to make
an announcement to   the passengers.  He did that and  the ramp controller
said,  'Take your time.'

       I stopped the aircraft and set the  parking brake.  I pushed the
public address button and  said,  'Ladies and gentleman, this is your Captain
speaking  I  have  stopped short of our gate to make a special
announcement.  We have a passenger on board who deserves our honor and respect.

       His Name is Private XXXXXX, a soldier who recently lost his life.
Private XXXXXX is under  your feet in the cargo hold.  Escorting him today is
Army Sergeant  XXXXXXX.

       Also, on board are his father, mother, wife,  and daughter.  Your
entire flight crew is asking for all passengers to  remain in their seats to
allow the  family to exit the aircraft first. Thank you.'

       We  continued the turn to the gate, came to a  stop and started our
 shutdown procedures.

       A couple of  minutes later I  opened the  cockpit door.  I found
the two forward flight  attendants  crying, something you just do not see.

       I was told that after we came to  a stop, every passenger on the
aircraft  stayed in  their seats,  waiting for the family to exit the aircraft.

     When the family got up and gathered their things,  a passenger slowly
 started to clap his  hands.

       Moments later more passengers joined in  and soon the entire
aircraft was clapping.

       Words of 'God  Bless You', I'm sorry,  thank you, be proud, and
other kind  words were  uttered to the  family as they made their way down the
aisle and out of the  airplane.  They  were escorted down to the ramp to
finally be with their loved one.

         Many of the passengers  disembarking  thanked me for the
announcement  I  had made.

       They were just words,  I told  them, I could say them over and over
again,  but nothing I say will bring back that brave soldier.

       I  respectfully ask that all of you reflect on this event  and the
sacrifices that millions of our  men and women have made to ensure  our
freedom and safety in these  United States of AMERICA .

       Foot note:

       As a Viet Nam Veteran I can only think  of all the veterans
including the ones that rode below the deck on  their way home and how they we were
treated.

       When I read things like this I am proud that  our country has not
turned their backs on our soldiers returning  from the various war zones
today and give them  the respect they  so deserve.

       I  know every one who has served their country  who reads this will
have tears in their eyes, including  me.

       Prayer chain  for our Military... Don't break  it!

       Please send this on after a short prayer for  our service men and
women.

       Don't break  it!

       They die for me and mine and you and yours and deserve our honor
and  respect.

       Prayer:  'Lord, hold our  troops in your loving hands.  Protect
them as they protect us. Bless them  and their families for the selfless acts
they perform for us in our  time of need. Amen.'

       Prayer Request: When you receive this, please  stop for a moment
and say a  prayer for our troops around the world.

       There is nothing attached.

       Just send this to people in your address  book.

       Do not let it stop  with you.

       Of all the gifts you could give  a Marine, Soldier, Sailor,
Airman, & others  deployed in harm's way, prayer is  the very best one.

       GOD BLESS  YOU

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Writen by: Author Unknown

A Timely and Real Christmas Story
 
The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell,  a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
 
The sparkling lights in the tree, I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem.
So I slumbered, perhaps started to dream.
 
The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eye when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know,
Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow,
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
I crept to the door to see who was near.
 
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, my wife, and my child.
 
"What are you doing?" I asked without fear
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow off your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"
For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts.
 
To the window that danced with a warm fire's light.
Then he sighed and he said, "It's really all right,
I'm out here by choice.  I'm here every night.
It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask, beg, or implore
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before.
 
My Gramps died at Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas Gram always remembers.
My Dad stood his watch in the jungles of "Nam,
And now it's my turn and so, here I am.
I've not seen my own son in more than while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile!"
 
Then he bent and carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... An American flag.
"I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house, and my home,
I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat."
 
"I can carry the weight of killing another
Or lay down my life with my sisters and brothers
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To insure for all time that this flag will not fall.
So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright.
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."
 
"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."
Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget."
 
"Fight for our rights back home while we're gone.
Stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either living or dead,
To know you remembered we fought and we bled
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you, as you mattered to us."

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Note: If anyone knows the authors to these two pieces above I would be most happy to give them credit.

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Jerry wrote this song and he e-mailed me and asked me to post it to my website,  I am most honored to post it.  Jerry thank you so much, you honor me for asking.

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To Whom It Would Be of Interest,

I wrote this song to pay tribute to All Veterans and

would be honored if you choose to post it on your Patriotic

Web Site.  I thank you and God Bless!

     A Tribute To Veterans

In Vietnam, Korea and World Wars Past
Our Men Fought Bravely so Freedom Would Last
Conditions Were Not Always Best They Could Be
Fighting a Foe You Could Not Always See:

   From Mountain Highs to Valley Lows
   From Jungle Drops to Desert Patrols

Our Sinewy Sons Were Sent Over Seas
Far From Their Families And Far From Their Dreams
They Never Wrote Letters Of Hardships Despair
Only Of Love, Yearning That One Day Soon:

   They Would Come Home, They Would Resume
   And Carry On With The Rest of Their Lives

The P.O.W.šS Stood Steadfast
Against the Indignities And Cruelties Of War
They Could Not Have Lasted as Long as They Did
If They Had Relinquished Their Hope That Some Day:

   They Would Come Home, They Would Resume
   And Carry On the Rest Of Their Lives
     
Medics, Nurses, and Chaplains Alike
Did What They Needed To Bring Back Life
They Served Our Forces From Day Into Night
Not Questioning If They Would Survive:

   They Mended Bones And Bodies Too,
   They Soothed the Spirits of Dying Souls

And for Those M.I.AšS, Who Were Left Behind
We Echo This Message Across the Seas
We Will search For as Long As It Takes
Youšre Not Forgotten And Will Always Be:

    In Our Hearts, In Our Prayers,
    In Our Minds For All Time

A Moment of Silence, a Moment of Summons
Is Their Deliverance of Body And Soul
To a Sacred Place That We All Know
Deep In the Shrines of Our Soul:

   In Our Hearts, In Our Prayers
   In Our Minds For All Time

INTERLUDE:
      GOLD STAR MOTHERS GRIEVE: ENDLESSLY,
      ENDLESSLY, ENDLESSLY.......

These Immortalized Soldiers Whose Bravery Abounds
Theyšre Our Husbands, Fathers, and Sons
They Enlisted For the Duty at Hand
To Serve the Cause of Country and Land:

   They Had Honor, They Had Valor,
   They Found Glory That Change Them Forever

Men Standing Tall and Proud They be
A Country Behind Them in a Solemn Sea
So Let the Flags of Freedom Fly
Unfurled in Their Majesty High:

   In the Sun, In the Rain
   In the Winds Across This Land

Years of Tears Has Brought Us Here
Gathering Around to Hear This Sound
So Let the Flags of Freedom Fly
Unfurled in Their Majesty High:

   In the Sun, In the Rain,
   In the Winds Across This Land
   
REPEAT:

   In the Sun, In the Rain,
   In the Winds For All Time

Jerry Calow (copyright 2003 )

You may visit Jerry's web site at: http://www.alighthouse.com/words.htm
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NOW THOSE WERE MEN!

Hope you find this as informative as I did

Be sure and scroll to the very bottom.

In contrast to the ideals, opinions and feelings of today's "Hollywonk" the real actors of yester-year loved the United States.

They had both class and integrity. With the advent of World War many of our actors went to fight rather than stand and rant against this country we all love.

They gave up their wealth, position and fame to become service men & women, many as simple "enlisted men".

This page lists but a few, but from this group of only 18 men came over 70 medals in honor of their valor, spanning from Bronze Stars, Silver Stars, Distinguish Service Cross', Purple Hearts and one Congressional Medal of Honor.

So remember; while the "Entertainers of 2003" have been in all of the news media lately I would like to remind the people of what the entertainers of 1943 were doing, (60 years ago).

Most of these brave men have since passed on.

Real Hollywood Heros

Alec Guinness

(Star Wars) operated a British Royal Navy landing craft on D-Day.

James Doohan ("Scotty" on Star Trek)

landed in Normandy with the U. S. Army on D-Day.

Donald Pleasance

(The Great Escape) really was an R. A. F. pilot who was shot down, held

prisoner and tortured by the Germans.

David Niven

was a Sandhurst graduate and Lt. Colonel of the British Commandos in Normandy.

James Stewart

Entered the Army Air Force as a private and worked his way to the rank of Colonel.

During World War II, Stewart served as a bomber pilot, his service record crediting

him with leading more than 20 missions over Germany, and taking part in hundreds

of air strikes during his tour of duty. Stewart earned the Air Medal, the Distinguished

Flying Cross, France's Croix de Guerre, and 7 Battle Stars during World War II.

In peace time, Stewart continued to be an active member of the Air Force as a reservist,

reaching the rank of Brigadier General before retiring in the late 1950s.

Clark Gable

(Mega-Movie Star when war broke out) Although he was beyond the draft age at

the time the U.S. entered WW II, Clark Gable enlisted as a private in the AAF on

Aug. 12, 1942 at Los Angeles. He attended the Officers' CandidateSchool at Miami

Beach, Fla.and graduated as a second lieutenant on Oct. 28, 1942. He then attended

aerial gunnery school and in Feb. 1943 he was assigned to the 351st Bomb Group

at Polebrook where flew operational missions over Europe in B-17s. Capt. Gable

returned to the U.S. in Oct. 1943 and was relieved from active duty as a major

on Jun. 12, 1944 at his own request, since he was over-age for combat.

Charlton Heston

was an Army Air Corps Sergeant in Kodiak

Earnest Borgnine

was a U. S. Navy Gunners Mate 1935-1945.

Charles Durning

was a U. S. Army Ranger at Normandy earning a Silver Star and awarded the Purple Heart.

Charles Bronson

was a tail gunner in the Army Air Corps, more specifically on B-29s

in the 20th Air Force out of Guam, Tinian, and Saipan

George C. Scott

was a decorated U. S. Marine.

Eddie Albert

(Green Acres TV) was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroic action as a U. S. Naval officer

aiding Marines at the horrific battle on the island of Tarawa in the Pacific Nov. 1943.

Brian Keith

served as a U.S. Marine rear gunner in several actions

against the Japanese on Rabal in the Pacific.

Lee Marvin

was a U.S. Marine on Saipan during the Marianas

campaign when he was wounded earning the Purple Heart

John Russell

In 1942, he enlisted in the Marine Corps where he received a battlefield

commission and was wounded and highly decorated for valor at Guadalcanal

Robert Ryan

was a U. S. Marine who served with the O. S. S. in Yugoslavia.

Tyrone Power

(an established movie star when Pearl Harbor was bombed)

joined the U.S. Marines, was a pilot flying supplies into, and wounded

Marines out of, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Audie Murphy

little 5'5" tall 110 pound guy from Texaswho played cowboy parts?

Most Decorated serviceman of WWII and earned: Medal of Honor,

Distinguished Service Cross, 2 Silver Star Medals, Legion of Merit,

2 Bronze Star Medals with "V", 2 Purple Hearts, U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian

Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 2 Distinguished Unit Emblems, American

Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with

One Silver Star, Four Bronze Service Stars (representing nine campaigns)

and one Bronze Arrowhead (representing assault landing at Sicily

and Southern France) World War II Victory Medal Army of Occupation

Medal with Germany Clasp, Armed Forces Reserve Medal,

Combat Infantry Badge, Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar,

Expert Badge with Bayonet Bar, French Fourragere in Colors of the

Croix de Guerre, French Legion of Honor, Grade of Chevalier,

French Croix de Guerre With Silver Star, French Croix de Guerre with Palm, Medal of

Liberated France, Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 Palm.

So how do you feel the real heroes of the silver screen acted when

compared to the hollywonks today who spray out anti-American drivel as they bite the hand that feeds them?

Can you imagine these stars of yester-year saying they hate our flag, making anti-war speeches, marching in anti-American parades and saying they hate our president?

I thought not, neither did I!

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