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faithfulFrank


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Gone for a week...sending Marine Son to Africa
Original Message   Feb 11, 2005 8:52 am
Hey Guys,
Just so you don't think I died or something, I'm leaving tomorrow to see my son off to Africa.
He is leaving Camp LeJeune and being deployed to Djibouti Africa for six months to a year or more.

Djibouti, I'm told, is not the most enjoyable place to be. It is the nerve center for counter terrorism intelligence for the middle east, etc.
It is a combat zone, but seems to be far safer then Iraq.  It is on the east coast of Africa, at the southern tip of the Red sea, across from Yemen.

Anyway, see you next week.

Frank D.

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terrapin24h


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Re: Gone for a week...sending Marine Son to Africa
Reply #1   Feb 11, 2005 9:02 am
We'll seeya Frank, hope things go well for both you and your son

As the son of a marine that was the son of a marine, I'd like to take this moment to salute all service members, active and inactive.  Regardless of who lives on 1600 Penn Ave, the service members are what have made this country what it is, the greatest on earth.

Semper Fi

--chris
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Re: Gone for a week...sending Marine Son to Africa
Reply #2   Feb 11, 2005 12:56 pm
That Budweiser commercial during the superbowl hit the spot.
Marshall


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Re: Gone for a week...sending Marine Son to Africa
Reply #3   Feb 11, 2005 3:33 pm
FRANK, GIVE YOUR SON A THANK YOU FROM US! BE SAFE, SEE YOU THEN.
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Paula


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Re: Gone for a week...sending Marine Son to Africa
Reply #4   Feb 11, 2005 11:59 pm
Frank

Say thank you to your son as well for his service to our country. 

I got to talking with a woman cashier in the grocery store I go to who commented on how glad she was that her work day was over so she could go home to her daughter who was back from Iraq.  We got to talking...her daughter is a gunner who was stationed outside of Saddam's former palace.  I asked her to please say thank you to her daughter for her service.  I think its important to take every opportunity we have to say "thanks" directly because our service members need to know how grateful we are.

Paula

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Re: Gone for a week...sending Marine Son to Africa
Reply #5   Feb 12, 2005 8:57 am
I will say a prayer for him Frank,

You keep safe also.

C

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Re: Gone for a week...sending Marine Son to Africa
Reply #6   Feb 12, 2005 1:33 pm
I have great respect for the people who serve out country, especially Marines.  I will send along a prayer, and would like to thank him for his great service.  I'm sure if he's like you, he's a great Marine. 

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