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 Post subject: A rare and distinct honor and privilege
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:34 pm 
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Today TW and I went to the Founder's Day event (the city is306 years old) and we saw an old gentleman siting a table and I thought I recognized his vest so se we stopped to speak with him. He was now 91, but spent part of youth as a Code Talker with 3d MARDIV HQ. Not only that he made the "grand tour" - the 'Canal. Saipan, Tinian, Guam and his last battle was Iwo. He was quite vivid in his memories as we talked with him.

Such a distinct honor and great privilege to not only meet him but a great privilege to speak with him. We shall never forget him.

We also stopped for a bit at San Felipe Church. The parish was established in 1606 and the Mass has been there ever since.

Pax Christi

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 Post subject: Re: A rare and distinct honor and privilege
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:48 pm 
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That is just so awesome! I am happy you had that great opportunity!

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You spelled the word 'privilege' correctly....one doesn't often see that...

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 Post subject: Re: A rare and distinct honor and privilege
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Teacher wrote:
Today TW and I went to the Founder's Day event (the city is306 years old) and we saw an old gentleman siting a table and I thought I recognized his vest so se we stopped to speak with him. He was now 91, but spent part of youth as a Code Talker with 3d MARDIV HQ. Not only that he made the "grand tour" - the 'Canal. Saipan, Tinian, Guam and his last battle was Iwo. He was quite vivid in his memories as we talked with him.

Such a distinct honor and great privilege to not only meet him but a great privilege to speak with him. We shall never forget him.

We also stopped for a bit at San Felipe Church. The parish was established in 1606 and the Mass has been there ever since.

Pax Christi




Six or seven years ago, at a local air show and military event in town, I met a Code Talker. I bought 2 books on them, on sale at the show, and got his signature. Alfred Peaches, 6th Marines. This is he:

http://codetalkers.org/index.php?option ... ort_order=


I did the same with 4-5 of the Black Sheep, and 3 Tuskegee Airmen.

Bad case of hero worship, as I've said before.

Heroes all.

GKC

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 Post subject: Re: A rare and distinct honor and privilege
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That is awesome Teach. I'm planning major trip down the road go pay my respects to those of ww II. I Will visit the graves at Omaha beach, and also make the trek up to auschwitz.


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:salut: to all those that served honorably and at risk to their life. Glad to hear you had such an opportunity in meeting that distinguished Marine.

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What a special opportunity. Ds has met and spoken.with a tuskeegee airmans and a doolittle raider. These men and their stories are being lost daily. Any opportunity to spend time and listen to them should be a cherished privilege.

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 Post subject: Re: A rare and distinct honor and privilege
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Awesome!
:salut: :salut:

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What a great moment in your life.

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