Re: Coming Home
- From: "EVIL ELVIS" <hehatemetoo69@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 1 Apr 2007 12:29:18 -0700
On Apr 1, 11:55 am, Nonnymus <whoca...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm sure that this newsgroup is an inappropriate place to mention this,
but I will anyway. When we lived in NC, my next door neighbor had a son
and the boy grew up with my own kids. He was a good kid and a good
neighbor. I cannot remember a time when Jim didn't want to be a Marine,
as his Dad had been. He attended the Citadel and entered the Marine
Corps right after graduation. After being stationed in the US for
several years and gaining promotions, he was transferred to Iraq, where
he was the Captain of a Marine company.
His folks and we have always maintained communication and some of his
letters home were shared with us. In them, he always voiced his respect
for his Marines and told tales about their training, encounters with
insurgents and how hard his Marines worked. Well, he's now a Major and
is being sent back home with his Marines, arriving at Camp Lejune this
Wednesday. His company served with distinction, as did the young Major.
Oprah Winfrey heard about the homecoming and invited the Marines to be
on her show this coming Wednesday, even sending a plane to NC to pick up
the returning Marines that want to be her guests. He will be there and
will be reunited with his wife and two children on the show, along with
others. His folks are so proud of him they could bust, as is anyone
else who knows him and what he's accomplished. If any of you have the
chance to see Oprah on Wednesday, the tall, slender kid with the black
hair will be the kid next door. Welcome him home.
Only one thing can be said about this... Semper Fi.
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