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Charles W. Lindberg

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Mon  June 25, 2007
EDINA, Minn. - Charles W. Lindberg, the last survivor of the six U.S.
Marines who raised the first American flag over Iwo Jima during World War
II, has died. He was 86.
Lindberg died Sunday at Fairview Southdale hospital in the Minneapolis
suburb of Edina, said John Pose, director of the Morris Nilsen Funeral Home
in Richfield, which is handling Lindberg's funeral.
Lindberg spent decades explaining that it was his patrol, not the one
captured in the famous photograph by Abe Rosenthal, that raised the first
flag over the island.

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From a Chaplain in Iraq

Pray
Subject: FW: I hope I never reach the point in my life where stuff like this
doesn't move me--JHD

From a Chaplain in Iraq.

"I recently attended a showing of "Superman 3" here at LSA Anaconda.   

We have a large auditorium we use for movies as well as memorial services
and other large gatherings. 

As is the custom back in the States, we stood and snapped to attention when
the National Anthem began 

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2/6 kicks off Operation Alljah

070602m1188aaljah5low FALLUJAH, Iraq (June 12, 2007) -- Marines and Sailors with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, and Combat Logistics Battalion 6, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, both with Multi-National Forces-West, recently completed the first phase of “Operation Alljah” in the city of Fallujah.

The mission of Operation Alljah is to provide stability and protection for the citizens of Fallujah. For this iteration of the operation, Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 6, 2nd Marine Logistics Group Forward, emplaced concrete barriers to section the city into precincts; leathernecks with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, worked with the Iraqi Police and Army to set up operational stations. At these stations, Iraqi civilians can come in to receive identification cards, food, reimbursements and a chance to join the neighborhood watch program.

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Murtha's Parade

Murtha A little bird told me that Sen Murtha was scheduled to have a small parade in his dedication yesterday. Unfortunately it was canceled due to heavy rain. The below memo was sent out but we don’t know if it had anything to do with it.

MEMORANDUM

FROM: The Almighty One
TO: Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines

SUBJ: WHICH MILITARY SERVICE IS THE BEST

1. Gentlemen, all branches of the United States Armed Forces are honorable and noble. Each serves America well, and with distinction. Being a Serviceman in the United States Military represents a special calling, which warrants special respect, tribute, and dedication.

2. Be proud of that.

Semper Fidelis
God, USMC (ret)


Give War a Chance

Smile_2 American Forces Press Service | May 22, 2007 WASHINGTON - Many Marines are
concerned that Americans aren't willing to invest enough time for success in
Iraq, the Corps' top officer said here yesterday.
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James T. Conway told Pentagon reporters that
defense officials must do a better job of communicating to the American
people the cost of leaving Iraq too soon.

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