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US MARINE MOM COLLECTOR BRACELET




GREAT COLLECTOR BRACELET IS MADE IN THE USA!!
 

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This is an excellent gift for YOU or that special Mom, to honor a special day or for any other gift giving occasion.

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Stainless steel jewelery is one of today’s most popular jewelery accessories. It has the added advantage of being a more rugged alloy than gold or silver as it is nearly indestructible.

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Favor your Mom with a top class elegant bracelet from our jewelry collection!

A GREAT BRACELET FOR YOUR COLLECTION OR TO GO ALONG WITH MEMORIES OF TIME SPENT IN THE MARINES!

"Land of the free ... because of the brave!"

"My faith sustains me because I pray daily. I pray for guidance and wisdom and strength....One thing that's really great about our country, is there are thousands of people who pray for me that I'll never see and be able to thank. But it's a humbling experience to think that people I will never have met have lifted me and my family up in prayer. And for that I'm grateful.

--President George W Bush

"Some people live an entire life time and wonder if they every made a difference in the world, but the Marines don't have that problem."

 

The Honorable Ronald Reagan, President of the United States Of America

Semper Fi Mac brings the internet's most extensive selection of Military, Aviation, and Marine Collector Items to eBay.  We have been supplying Military Units with quality patches, pins, hats, and coins since 1986 & we can set up a special ebay auction for your custom items too!

Now, for the first time, you can enjoy that same quality merchandise THAT WE SELL TO OUR MUSEUM, WHOLESALE & MARINE CUSTOMERS! Our specialty is authentic collector items supplied from the same patterns as the original units. Be sure to check out our other auctions and ebay store...Pay Pal and Visa/Mcard accepted.

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This bracelet is worn & DISPLAYED proudly by MARINE MOMS!


Giving a BRACELET, with a unit's or individual's insignia is a military tradition intended to readily identify past and present.  This is an impact award for immediate excellence.  It does not have to go through a bureaucracy.   Giving it to others is a sign of mutual respect...and shows pride in the individual and the Unit! 

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AN  UNFORGETTABLE PIN....AT AN UNFORGETTABLE PRICE!

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YOU ARE BIDDING FOR ONE SILVER PLATED MARINE BRACELET MADE HERE IN THE USA!

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THIS INCREDIBLE BRACLET IS IN OUR FACILITY HERE IN THE USA!  WE ARE THE LARGEST SUPPLIER OF MILITARY BUMPER STICKERS & PINS IN THE UNITED STATES.  ALL OF OUR GOLD, SILVER, AND PEWTER PINS ARE MADE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.  THAT IS WHY THEY WILL NOT FADE, ARE NOT BRIDDLE AND WILL NOT BREAK LIKE FOREIGN MADE KNOCKOFFS OF OUR DESIGNS!  NOTICE THE FINISH WHICH IS FLAWLESS!

What better way to show that you are a true fan, of that special Marine, than with this awesome new bracelet! 

This is the BEST bracelet made period!  This bracelet will never discolor, fade or tarnish!!

Check out the complete tight pattern, detail trim, trend setting style of this pin, unlike others, for a cheaper price, made of brass....not here....you get what you pay for!

We sell more of these bracelets to Marines, Veterans, and Collectors than anyone....no cheap brass or seconds here!

Remember "The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten...do not accept poor quality or seconds for cheap pricing!"

Great colors and design combine to make this special bracelet a classic.

This is by far one of the best looking and exceptionally made bracelets out in the market and will make A GREAT GIFT, WHICH IS DESIGNED TO LAST!

This bracelet IS A MUST FOR ANY SERIOUS COLLECTOR!

This great bracelet can be worn any where or display it as part of your military memorabilia collection.

 This bracelet will be carefully packaged and shipped to You if  you are the winning bidder!

THIS BRACELET IS MADE FROM THE FINEST MATERIALS, BY OUR ARTISANS HERE IN THE USA!

THIS BRACELET MAKES A GREAT ADDITION FOR ANY COLLECTION OR AS AN INCREDIBLE GIFT!

THIS BRACELET IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST FOR ANY SERIOUS COLLECTOR AND WILL BECOME AN INSTANT JEWEL IN ANY COLLECTION.


WATCH THE SMILE ON YOUR MARINE'S FACE WHEN HE SEES YOU WEARING THIS BRACELET!

THIS BRACELET IS A GREAT SOURCE OF INDIVIDUAL AND PRIDE IN THE US MARINE CORPS!

If you do not see a pin you want...we should be able to obtain one from one of our many sources.  We have access to thousands of molds or we can custom make a pin...we just need a picture or time period to do some research and we can set up a special ebay auction, so you can get that special pin! 

 

EITHER BY TANK, HELO, OR WHATEVER MEANS POSSIBLE...OUR CRACK SHIPPING DEPARTMENT WILL RUSH YOUR COLLECTOR ITEM RIGHT OUT, BY THE MOST RELIABLE CARRIER, USING THE FASTEST SHIPPING AVAILABLE!

We Ship Our items The Same Working Day After Your Payment Is Received

Typical US Postal scheduled pick up is at 5 PM!

Our Item\s Are Carefully Packed And Shipped, In AN PROTECTED BUBBLE PADDED MAILER ENVELOPE and not shipped in a flat envelope, like some others do! 

Shipping by this method is a little more expensive for us, but we find that this is the best way, for your item to arrive without any damage and in perfect condition, as you see it here on Ebay!

A COMMENT FROM ONE OF OUR CUSTOMERS!

Rec'd the hat today...it's the best.  The bonus sticker was a real nice touch.  I really like that you boxed the hat for shipping; I have rec'd flattened ones from others...I've learned my lesson and I'll be back to shop with you again.   I have left you positive feed back and would appreciate the same.

Semper Fi!

Carl Nelson
CPL - USMC 1983 - 1986
Wpns Co. 2/9 81's Platoon

 

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HUNDREDS OF OUR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW AT LOW BUY IT NOW PRICES IN OUR EBAY STORE!  

WE ARE CONSTANTLY TOLD WE HAVE THE BEST SITE ON THE NET AND EBAY!

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CHECK US OUT AND OUR OTHER AUCTIONS TOO!

WE ALSO MAKE CUSTOM PINS, PATCHES, DECALS, LANYARDS, STICKERS,  AND COINS…  CONTACT US BY EMAIL OR CALL AND WE CAN SET UP A SPECIAL EBAY AUCTION FOR YOUR CUSTOM ITEM!

PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS. GOD BLESS YOU AND I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR ORDER!

SEMPER FI (Marine motto always faithful!)

GOD, COUNTRY, CORPS! SEMPER FI! AND YES WE ARE STILL ONE NATION UNDER GOD!


We also value two things that have become endangered, top quality merchandise and old fashioned service! We respect your time by making every effort to fill your orders accurately and as promptly as possible. Your business is our livelihood!


I ALWAYS...ALWAYS ANSWER EMAILS...if you have any questions...or problems....or if you do not receive a reply back that day.... Please contact us by clicking the option "ask a question" near the top of this auction!

YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR NUMBER 1 GOAL!

WE MEAN JUST THAT! We hold ourselves to the highest standard....we don’t compromise on our ethics for any reason, period! Many companies claim a “customer first” motto. Our mentality borders on extreme: just satisfying a customer’s expectations isn’t good enough. We strive to amaze, astonish, & delight each customer by not just meeting – but exceeding – your expectations in every regard. Delighting YOU delights us. We’re addicted to receiving ecstatic testimonials - our customer comments are like oxygen for us… we need it to survive.


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This is me twenty-five years ago...."No I was not a hero...but I served in a Platoon full of them! "

Units....MWCS-38 3d Maw/ 3/9 Marines / MCRD San Diego (Boot Camp)/ Edson Range Camp Pendleton/ SOMS MCAS El Toro!)

United States Marine Corps 1978-88 Honorable Discharge

    ✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ If You're Proud To Be An American Wave
✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ This Flag In Honor Of The Fallen Men
✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ And Women Who Served Our Country
✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰For those who have served in the past

☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ For those who are serving now                
☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ And For Those Who Are Still Fighting
☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰☰ THANK YOU AMERICAN HEROES!!   



LETTER FROM BOOT CAMP....

Dear Ma and Pa,

I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled.


I was restless at first because you got to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m. but I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing.

We all have to shave but it is not so bad, there's warm water & no out house!
 
Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, fruit,etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food. Tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food plus yours holds you until noon when you get fed again. It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much.

We go on "route marches," which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it's not my place to tell him different. A "route march" is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.

The country is nice but awful flat. The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don't bother you none.



This next one will kill Walt and Elmer with laughter... I keep getting medals for shooting & I don't know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk's head and don't move, and it ain't shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don't even load your own cartridges. They come in boxes.

Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain't like fighting with that ole bull at home. I'm about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake. I only beat him once. He joined up the same time as me, but I'm only 5'6" and 130 pounds and he's 6'8" and near 300 pounds dry.


Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in our products and services.

Next time you go out, show off this great bracelet and notice how much attention is generated.

Bracelets are a great way to meet new people through appealing to the natural curiosity we all possess.


Braceles are great for starting conversations, excellent gifts, ideal for fundraisers, conveying a special message, and fun to collect and trade!

WE MAKE CUSTOM PINS, PATCHES, STICKERS, LANYARDS, AND  COINS.  CONTACT US AND WE CAN GIVE YOU A QUOTE AND SET UP A SPECIAL EBAY AUCTION FOR YOUR CUSTOM ITEM!

WE ALSO CAN MAKE YOU CUSTOM DOG TAGS & SHIPPING IS FREE WHEN COMBINED WITH THIS ORDER!

®1999 Semper Fi Mac All rights reserved.

Semper Fi Mac is an established, since 1986, and trusted name in the Pin business.  We strive to provide our customers, who include Military, Police, Fire, and many other organizations, with products and service at the best prices. All our products are inspected carefully to ensure that the highest quality is offered. The materials used, on these Pins, are of the finest quality. Our products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

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REMEMBER: AMERICA IS NUMBER 1 THANKS TO GOD'S BLESSINGS!

A FEW GREAT COMMENTS FROM A FEW OF THE FINEST!

I thought that hat looked good on the web it is awesome, thanks man!!! I have been retired almost 16 years and am always looking for quality Navy stuff because I'm proud of my service and proud of the Navy.  You represent everything that is good about shopping with other veterans. Service was prompt the hat is excellent it arrived in perfect condition & the sticker & business card was a totally unexpected treat.  I will be a multiple repeat customer & I will turn my buddies onto your e-bay store.  I regret you only get 80 characters to leave feedback on ebay.  I did my best there for you!  You deserve it!  Tanks Again Brother.  Norm Copeland FTCS/SS USN RET.


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  • Cemetery Escort Duty


    WARNING....DO NOT READ.....YOUR MONITOR WILL TEAR UP!
    I just wanted to get the day over with and go down to Smokey's. Sneaking a look at my watch, I saw the time, 1655. Five minutes to go before the cemetery gates are closed for the day. Full dress was hot in the August sun.  Oklahoma summertime was as bad
    as ever--the heat and humidity at the same level--both too high. 

    I saw the car pull into the drive, '69 or '70 model Cadillac Deville, looked factory-new. It pulled into the parking lot at a snail's pace. An old woman got out so slow I thought she was paralyzed; she had a cane and a sheaf of flowers--about four or five bunches as best I could tell. 

    I couldn't help myself. The thought came unwanted, and left a slightly bitter taste: 'She's going to spend an hour, and for this old Marine, my hip hurts like hell and I'm ready to get out of here right now!' But for this day, my duty was to assist anyone coming in. 

    Kevin would lock the 'In' gate and if I could hurry the old biddy along, we might make it to Smokey's in time. 


    I broke post attention. My hip made gritty noises when I took the first step
    and the pain went up a notch.  I must have made a real military sight: middle-aged man with a small pot gut and half a limp, in Marine full-dress uniform, which had lost its razor crease about thirty minutes after I began the watch at the cemetery. 

    I stopped in front of her, halfway up the walk. She looked up at me with an old woman's squint.

    'Ma'am,may I assist you in any way?

    She took long enough to answer. 

    'Yes, son. Can you carry these flowers? I seem to be moving a tad slow these days.'

    'My pleasure, ma'am.'
    Well, it wasn't too much of a lie. 

    She looked again. 'Marine, where were you stationed?

    Vietnam, ma'am. Ground-pounder. '69 to '71.

    She looked at me closer. 'Wounded in action, I see. Well done, Marine. I'll be as quick as I can.

    I lied a little bigger: 'No hurry, ma'am.' 

    She smiled and winked at me. 'Son, I'm 85-years-old and I can tell a lie from a long way off. Let's get this done. Might be the last time I can do this. My name's Joanne Wieserman, and I've a few Marines I'd like to see one more time.

    'Yes, ma 'am. At your service.'


    She headed for the World War I section, stopping at a stone. She picked one of the flowers out of my arm and laid it on top of the stone. She murmured something I couldn't quite make out. The name on the marble was Donald S. Davidson, USMC: France 1918

    She turned away and made a straight line for the World
    War II
    section, stopping at one stone. I saw a tear slowly tracking
    its way down her cheek. She put a bunch on a stone; the name was 
    Stephen X.Davidson, USMC, 1943



    She went up the row a ways and laid another bunch on a stone, Stanley
    J. Wieserman, USMC, 1944


    She paused for a second. 'Two more, son, and we'll be done

    I almost didn't say anything, but, 'Yes, ma'am. Take your time.' 

    She looked confused. 'Where's the Vietnam section, son? I seem to have lost my way.


    I pointed with my chin. 'That way, ma'am.' 

    'Oh!' she chuckled quietly. 'Son, me and old age ain't too friendly.

    She headed down the walk I'd pointed at. She stopped at a couple of stones before she found the ones she wanted. She placed a bunch on Larry Wieserman, USMC, 1968,
    and the last on 
    Darrel Wieserman, USMC, 1970.
    She stood there and murmured a few words I still couldn't make out. 

    'OK, son, I'm finished. Get me back to my car and you can go home.

    Yes, ma'am. If I may ask, were those your kinfolk?

    She paused. 'Yes, Donald Davidson
    was my father, 
    Stephen
    was my uncle, 
    Stanley
    was my husband, 
    Larry
    and 
    Darrel
    were our sons. All killed in action, all Marines.
    '


    She stopped. Whether she had finished, or couldn't finish, I don't know. She made her way to her car, slowly and painfully. 


    I waited for a polite distance to come between us and then double-timed it over to Kevin, waiting by the car. 

    'Get to the 'Out' gate quick. I have something I've got to do.

    Kevin started to say something, but saw the look I gave him. He broke the rules to get us there down the service road. We beat her. She hadn't made it around the rotunda yet.


    'Kevin, stand at attention next to the gatepost. Follow my lead.'
    I humped it across the drive to the other post. 


    When the Cadillac came puttering around from the hedges and began the short straight traverse to the gate, I called in my best Gunny's voice: 'TehenHut! Present Haaaarms!' 

    I have to hand it to Kevin; he never blinked an eye--full dress uniform standing at attention
    and a salute that would make his DI proud.


    She drove through that gate with two old worn-out Marines giving her a send-off she deserved, for service rendered to her country, and for knowing duty, honor and sacrifice. 

    I am not sure, but I think I saw a salute returned from that Cadillac.

    Instead of 'The End,'...just think of 'Taps.


    As a final thought on my part, let me share a favorite prayer: 'Lord,
    keep our servicemen and women safe, whether they serve at home or overseas.
    Hold them in your loving hands and protect them as they protect us.

    Let's all keep those currently serving and those who have gone before in our thoughts. They are the reason for the many freedoms we enjoy. 

    'In God We Trust.'


    Sorry about your monitor; it made mine blurry too! 

    "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under!"
                                                                                                                         President Reagan

    You are required to pass this on NOW!!!



    IF YOU CANNOT FIND YOUR PIN OR PATCH...WE CAN REPRODUCE IT.  WE ALSO HAVE SPECIAL REUNION PRICING PACKAGE...CONTACT US AND WE WILL SET UP A SPECIAL EBAY AUCTION TO MAKE YOUR PIN, COIN, OR PATCH

    BE SURE TO VISIT US AT AN AIRSHOW!

    A 'Veteran' -- whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve -- is someone who, at one
    point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America,' for an amount of 'up to, and including his life.'

    That is honor and there are way too many people in this country today, who no longer understand this...to those who do....Semper Fi

    BE SURE TO VISIT US AT AN AIRSHOW!


    Once again thank you for your purchase...we look forward to hearing from you TODAY!




    Please let me know if we can be of any other assistance. 
     
    Thank you for your business, it is sincerely appreciated. We hope you will come back to see us again. Referrals are nice too.....Semper Fi


    "Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there."

     (Lieutenant General Victor H. Krulak, USMC, April 1965.)

     

    "You don't hurt 'em if you don't hit 'em." (Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, USMC, 1962.)

     

    "Retreat Hell! We're just attacking in another direction." (Attributed to Major General Oliver P. Smith, USMC, Korea, December 1950.)

     

    "Goddam it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!" (Captain Henry P. "Jim" Crowe, USMC, Guadalcanal, 13 January 1943.)

     

    "Come on, you sons of bitches-do you want to live forever?" (Attributed to Gunnery Sergeant Dan Daly, USMC, Belleau Wood, June 1918.)

     

    "Once a Marine, always a Marine!" (MSgt Paul Woyshner, a 40-year Marine, is credited with originating this expression during a taproom argument with a discharged Marine.)

     

    "I can't say enough about the two Marine divisions. If I use words like brilliant, it would really be an under-description of the absolutely superb job they did in breaching the so-called impenetrable barrier. . .Absolutely superb operation, a textbook, and I think it'll be studied for many, many years to come as the way to do it." (General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, USA, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 27 February 1991.)

     

    "I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world." (General Douglas MacArthur, USA, outskirts of Seoul, 21 September 1950.)

    "Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning." (Colonel David M. Shoup, USMC, Tarawa, 21 November 1943.)

     

    "The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and his rifle!"


    GEN. PERSHING, US.ARMY

    "Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking!"


    FERDINAND FOCH

    "The more MARINES I have around the better I like it!"


    GEN. MARK CLARK, U.S. ARMY

    "I want you boys to hurry up and whip these Germans so we can get out to the Pacific to kick the s**t out of the purple-pissing Japanese, before the Godda**ed MARINES get all the credit!" Lt General George Patton, US Army 1945

    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." GEORGE ORWELL

    "Sometimes it is entirely appropriate to kill a fly with a sledge-hammer!"


    MAJ. HOLDREDGE

    "A ship without MARINES is like a garment without buttons."


    ADM. DAVID PORTER, USN

    "The MARINES have landed and have the situation well in hand!"


    RICHARD HARDING DAVIS

    "Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency: we are winning!"


    COL. DAVID M. SHOUP, USMC

    "I can never again see a UNITED STATES MARINE without experiencing a feeling of reverence."


    GEN. JOHNSON, U.S. ARMY

    "The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a MARINE CORPS for the next 500 years."


    JAMES FORRESTAL, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY

    "Come on, you sons of b*****! Do you want to live forever?"


    GySgt. DANIEL DALY, USMC

     

    "We're not retreating, Hell! We're just attacking in a different direction!"


    GEN. OLIVER SMITH, USMC

     

    "I have just returned from visiting the MARINES at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!"


    GEN. DOUGLAS MACARTHUR, U.S. ARMY

     

    "Teufelhunde! (Devil Dogs)"


    GERMAN SOLDIERS, WW1 at BELLEAU WOOD

     

    "So they've got us surrounded, good! Now we can fire in any direction, those b*****ds won't get away this time!"


    CHESTY PULLER, USMC

     

    "We have two companies of MARINES running all over this island and thousands of ARMY troops doing nothing!"


    GEN. JOHN VESSEY, CHAIRMAN OF JOINT CHIEFS

     

    "Retreat hell! We just got here!"


    CAPT. LLOYD WILLIAMS, USMC

     

    "The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of MARINES. LORD, how they could fight!"


    MAJ. GEN. FRANK LOWE, U.S. ARMY

    "Panic sweeps my men when they are facing the AMERICAN MARINES."


    CAPTURED NORTH KOREAN MAJOR

     

     

    "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."


    PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN, 1985

     

    "There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and those who have met them in battle. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion."  Unknown

     

    WE STOLE THE EAGLE FROM THE AIR FORCE, THE ANCHOR FROM THE NAVY AND THE ROPE FROM THE ARMY.

    ON THE SEVENTH DAY WHILE GOD RESTED, WE OVERRAN HIS PERIMETER, STOLE THE GLOBE AND WE'VE BEEN RUNNING THE WHOLE SHOW EVER SINCE.

     

    WE LIVE LIKE SOLDIERS, TALK LIKE SAILORS, AND SLAP THE HELL OUT OF BOTH OF THEM.

     

    WARRIORS BY DAY, LOVERS BY NIGHT, PROFESSIONALS BY CHOICE, AND MARINES BY THE GRACE OF GOD.

    Every now and then, in the middle of the constant barrage of trash that’s just lighting us all up these days, we come across a story, a feat, an event that just makes us stop in our tracks.


    This was one for me....

    Cody Green was a 12-year kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 months old. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps. as ...he bravely fought the battle into remission three times. Although he was cancer-free at the time, the chemotherapy had lowered his immune system and he developed a fungus infection that attacked his brain.



    Two weeks ago, as he struggled to fend off that infection in the hospital, the Marines wanted to show how much they respected his will to live, his strength, honor and courage. They presented Cody with Marine navigator wings and named him an honorary member of the United States Marine Corps.



    For one Marine, that wasn’t enough ... so that night, before Cody Green passed away, he took it upon himself to stand guard at Cody’s hospital door all night long, eight hours straight.

    Nowhere on the face of this planet is there a country so blessed as we to have men and women such as this. I wish I could personally tell this Marine how proud he makes me to be a MARINE!

    God... I do so love this country.

    ONCE A MARINE....TO ALL THOSE WHO SERVE .....SEMPER FI

    VIC VETURIS USMC VET








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