A few years ago I worked at a company that made carpets for automobiles. I worked evening shift in the Engineering Center programming a robot that cuts samples for different automobile manufacturers. Continue reading “Old Glory”
Merry CHRISTmas and Happy New Year to all of you. May GOD continue to bless and keep you in HIS hands. Much love from our home to yours. GOD Bless, Semper Fidelis!
Viet Nam, 1970
I was assigned to MASS-3 towards the end of 1970, specifically at FSB Birmingham. We were a small detachment (13 men) operating a radar system in support of the US Army 101st Airborne. On Dec 22, we received a radio message that I was to pack my seabag and prepare for transport to our squadron headquarters in DaNang. A CH-46 was already enroute to pick me up. I reported to the 1st Sgt when I got back, and asked what I was there for. He told me not to get too comfortable, as I was scheduled on the next C-130 departing for Okinawa.
The Barber family decided to make their family Christmas photos extra special. Their oldest son Tajh enlisted in the delayed entry program this year, and is scheduled to depart for Boot Camp in the Summer of 2016. For their family photos they chose to wear Sgt Grit's 2015 Ugly Christmas Long Sleeve T-shirts. The family is wearing red shirts and Tajh is wearing the white shirt.
My wife and I just returned home from seeing my 7 yr old grandaughter's Cristmas concert at her school.
It was a wonderful concert and it ended with all the children and the audience singing Silent Night. I was singing along, when I was transported back to December, 1968 in DaNang, Vietnam. Suddenly I was back on that hillside watching Bob Hope and Ann Margaret doing their USO show. There I was, this retired Marine MSGT, with my eyes full of tears, and not able to explain it, except to feel grateful for the life I've had, and sorry for all the guys that didn't make it home to have those lives!
My father, Staff Sergeant Arthur E. Wedemeyer Jr., was a attached to the 1st Marine Division in Korea in 1950 on the Marine Corps birthday. I thought you all might like to see the Thanksgiving menu from this time in history.
I was on hill 55 on Thanksgiving day with my plt. standing by to fly out on a Sparel Hawk! My Bn 3/7 was on hill 37 and the 7th Marines HQ was on hill 55.
We had our dinner on Hill 55 and it was great! I still have the program cover after all these 47 years.
I remember the Thanksgiving menu when I was in ITR. Also, it was a two star general who came to our platoon. We had turkey of course and something I had never had, lobster. The meal was fabulous and it was the first time I ever saw or was spoken to by a general. Both great memories.
My grandson Charlie at 2yrs/3mos.
A Co 1 AT Bn (ONTOS)
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Thanksgiving 1956 menu recruit messhall. Hope you can use it for your salute to 100 years of PISC or your Thanksgiving issue.
Mil Oakes, CWO4 USMC Retired