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Taking time to remember and heal old wounds - long time coming - long overdue

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thought it was time to sidetrack from my usual blogs touting the merits and love for the Gibson RB4 and take a serious turn for a moment. As some who follow my blogs know I'm a Disabled American Veteran and right proud of my service to my beloved country. What may not be known is that I was a fleet marine corpsman 2nd class with 24th marine amphibious unit out of North Carolina ( thus my love of bluegrass and that fine clear liquer ! Lol). As I was playing around on YouTube I ran across a tribute to my fallen brothers who were heinously and without cause murdered as they slept in their bunks on October 23rd, 1983. I spent many years trying to erase the bad memories of that day, lots of time with guilt feelings talking to VA councilors but never being able to clear my head of the thing. After so long this YouTube video ( which was very well done by the way) opened old wounds and ultimately lead to some long overdue healing as the names of brothers I knew well slipped passed my vision on the screen. So, I felt it time to remind people of the sacrifice our soldiers and sailors make on our behalf and ask that the tragedy of Beirut in 1983 not be forgotten. Many of those men ( many mere boys really) were my friends and loyal patriotic Americans worthy of praise and honor. So, please take a moment today and remember my dear friends and pray they have found happiness and salvation with the lord and that the families and loved ones find healing that we need so badly. It's been to long now and we need to remember even if only for a little while. To my fallen brothers I say; Semper Fi , God bless and you will never be forgotten!. Huu Rah. Miss you guys and see you when it's time. 3 comments

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Love all music if well performed but most partial to Bluegrass and Blues ( in that order )

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47yr old former FMF Navy hospital corpsman getting to the rank of 2nd class petty officer.divorced in 85, remarried in 93 to a fine women who really takes good care of me with a daughter and son. I like hunting and trout fishing and most outdoor activities like camping but am no longer able to hike or take long walks because of physical problems. Love people and life all the same and have a strong desire to finally learn to play the banjo and bluegrass.

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