Special GriTogether plaque
We wanted you to have a preview of something we’ll all sign and give to Edith, Marine Wife of Gene for 57 years, at Barb’s in Chattanooga this coming weekend. “GriTogether Grandma” seemed to be fitting. You can’t say we’re not doing anything to promote “Grit’s”! Semper Fi…Bill & Pammie
Four Old MarinesI took this picture of my husband and four of his lifetime friends — all Marines I thought it might be fun for you to see They are:
Michael Lyons Paul Niemiec John Hurley Robert (Bob) Maliga
They are all from Chicopee, Massachusetts
Gail Hurley )
Marine Bond Never Broken
Hi attached a photo of myself Rod Spinks on the left and Mike Wilson on right when we met up again last week after 42 yrs.The last time we were to-gether was in the Borneo Jungle serving in 40 Commando Royal Marines in 1962. We are now 64yrs old. The Marines bond will never be broken Regards Rod Royal Marines Commandos 1957 / 68.
PER MARE PER TERRAM
Reunion with HMM-362 in Tulsa last weekend……awesome to see the old birds fly again……the smells and sounds were exhilarating……and we got to take a hop.
I will send some of my pictures when I get them back, but here are some from one of the guys attending the reunion last weekend in Tulsa. I will send a couple of different emails so they all come in.
D-Day Museum in New Orleans
I just returned home from a ship’s reunion in Mobile as I was stationed aboard the USS Navarro APA-215 (troop transport) from 1962-1964. I have three grandson’s now in the Corps. One, LCPL Kane M. Funke, was killed in Falluja on August 134, 2004 as was in 2/7, Echo Co., WPNS PLTN: LCPL Justin Demaranville is also in Falluja and has been wounded once already is with 3/1 India Co., 3rd, PLTN and the third on is LCPL Rick Burke with the Marine Security Detachment at the Bangor Washington Trident Sub base.