New Corps Warrior with Ka-Bar

The young Marine I wrote you about several weeks ago, for whom I bought the ka-bar, is now home with his family for the holidays. I gave him the ka-bar at Christmas and he was very pleased with it. I have included a photo of the two of us, Old Corps and New Corps for your viewing pleasure. Hope you like it. L/Cpl Tyler Liggett is a dedicated warrior and will go far should he decide to stay in the Corps. He is intelligent, strong and ready to serve his country.

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LCpl Leondard’s tree

My son went to boot camp Oct. 15, 2007 / graduated 1/11/08 ~ graduated MCT 3/3/08 – graduated MOS at a FIELD MP 6/11/08 and departed 9/26/08 for the SAND till April 09. This is our 2nd year apart during all the holidays that mean so much to family along with his birthday in April. When he signed we all did and with pride and love for him and our GREAT COUNTRY I take one day at a time till he is back on American soil. I have decorated his room with 2 trees that will be up till he returns with his Christmas waiting for him. I want to THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your newsletters, site and store. They have all helped me a GREAT deal and my husband SWEARS to people that we now have a Marine museum and that Sgt. Grit calls me when they need something that they don't have in stock. HA HA! I have filled my home and wardrobe with MANY wonderful things from your store and hope someday to be able to visit you in Oklahoma and hug the necks of those that assist me in my collecting. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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Marine Corporal, Michael A. Phillips

Marine Corporal, Michael A. Phillips

CPL Phillips and his cousin's second grade class Christmas Party My son went to boot camp Oct. 15, 2007 / graduated 1/11/08 ~ graduated MCT 3/3/08 – graduated MOS at a FIELD MP 6/11/08 and departed 9/26/08 for the SAND till April 09. This is our 2nd year apart during all the holidays that mean so much to family along with his birthday in April. When he signed we all did and with pride and love for him and our GREAT COUNTRY I take one day at a time till he is back on American soil. I have decorated his room with 2 trees that will be up till he returns with his Christmas waiting for him. I want to THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your newsletters, site and store. They have all helped me a GREAT deal and my husband SWEARS to people that we now have a Marine museum and that Sgt. Grit calls me when they need something that they don’t have in stock. HA HA! I have filled my home and wardrobe with MANY wonderful things from your store and hope someday to be able to visit you in Oklahoma and hug the necks of those that assist me in my collecting. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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Home for Christmas! Cpl. Nicholas Xiarhos

On Friday, May 15, 2009 under a cerulean blue North Carolina sky, my wife and I watched our oldest son, Marine Cpl. Nicholas George Xiarhos; go off to war in Afghanistan.

Earlier in the week we gathered Nicholas?s three younger siblings together and drove all night from Yarmouthport, Massachusetts to Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., to visit with him and his brother Marines and then watch them get on the buses to start their important but dangerous 7-month mission to seek out and clear the enemy out of several vital areas and cities in southern Afghanistan. Nicholas is 21 years old and is a Class of 2006 graduate of Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School. He fought in Iraq last year, and thanks to his brother Marines, returned home safe for Thanksgiving. He now joins fellow DYRHS class of 2006 classmates, Marine Cpl. Andrew Coville and Marine Lance Cpl. John Tibbetts as part of the historic Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Afghanistan. All 3 fought together in Iraq and now in Afghanistan.

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