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Saturday, June 01, 2019

MSgt Ed Gabrenya and Family

 

MSgt Ed Grabenya, Sons, Son in Law, and Grand Sons
Christmas 2014

Ed is in the center. The first two Marines to his right are his sons. The Marine to his left is his son in law. The Marines on the outside, left and right, are his grandsons.  And he has another Marine grandson, Ryan who enlisted in the Marines after this photo was taken.

MSgt Gabrenya spent almost 28 years in the Marines, Regular and Reserve. He was a member of Marine Wing Communication Squadron at Glenview, Illinois for 25 years. He was the Communication Chief of the Squadron.



The extended Gabrenya family impresses us and General Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Semper Fi



Ed Gabrenya June 1, 2019

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Dr. Clarence Harper Master Gunnery Sergeant - Hand Salute











For those of you who don't know, after I retired from the Marine Corps Reserve 18 years ago I went back to college. Not only did I get an MBA but I also got a doctorate in business management and have been teaching at Rockford University ever since. The moral of my story (and a big of bragging) is this past week a young LCpl from 2/24 and one of my students was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. The ceremony was held at Rockford University and the student, Cristan Newton, asked me to the recipient of his first salute. I was more than honored to do that, receive his first salute (and his silver dollar) and can proudly declare that the future of the United States Marine Corps is in good hands!

Semper Fidelis
Dr. Clarence Harper
Master Gunnery Sergeant
United States Marine Corps Retired


Monday, December 17, 2018

Happy Holidays, Merry XMAS and Happy Hanukkah


Happy Holidays, Merry XMAS and Happy Hanukkah


Peace on Earth, Good Will to All



Vietnam XMAS Eve

Twas the Night Before Christmas,
When all through the House
The Creatures were stirring
and shooting up the place

On Christmas Eve 1969 I arrived in Vietnam. It was gently raining. A very large hill loomed inland over the Danang airport swathed in bright perimeter lights like a halo in the mist. It was impressive and beautiful and frightening. There was a great deal of firing and flares from the hill and some of the new guys thought we were under attack. 

We ran into a large building, One Marine shouted, "They're really getting hit up there. Take cover!"

I moved to the Hill - Hill 327 a month later and found out that there had been no attack. It was simply a "lighting it up" impromptu firex to celebrate Christmas. Of course no one would openly admit that. You could fire at noises or sounds, so the troops were firing on Christmas eve at numerous noises and sounds.


Nice and impressive fireworks.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.



Photos source: 1970 Vietnam
http://peerintothepast.tumblr.com/post/71201382953/usmc-merry-christmas-vietnam-war-1970-via-seal

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Craig, had guard duty on a 1stMAW LZ on Christmas Eve. Pfc Hudon and 2 other Privates. Couple errant rockets came in headed for DaNang Airfield and hit Dogpatch and outside MAG-11 as I recall. Had seen Bob Hope Show that day. Visited big DaNang PX. Interesting day and night. 

Robert L. Hudon Jr
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Merry Christmas to all my fellow Marines and your families out there.

For those of you who don't know, after I retired from the Marine Corps Reserve 18 years ago I went back to college. Not only did I get an MBA but I also got a doctorate in business management and have been teaching at Rockford University ever since. The moral of my story (and a big of bragging) is this past week a young LCpl from 2/24 and one of my students was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. The ceremony was held at Rockford University and the student, Cristan Newton, asked me to the recipient of his first salute. I was more than honored to do that, receive his first salute (and his silver dollar) and can proudly declare that the future of the United States Marine Corps is in good hands!

Semper Fidelis
Dr. Clarence Harper
Master Gunnery Sergeant
United States Marine Corps Retired
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Clarence,
Good for you! Congratulations!
Semper Fi,
Woz

Ronald S. Wozniak
LtCol USMCR, Retired
President, MOAS
YAHOO Co-coordinator
Cell: 941-779-5448

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Hello Clarence,

This I didn’t know...congratulations for all of your accomplishments, and especially being a positive influence on this young Marine.

Merry Christmas

Semper Fi 

Byron Hill





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Thanks and Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you and yours everyone else in our Marine Corps family.

Lynn and Sheryl Wardlow


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🍷🍻🎉🍾
James Homan Col USMC (ret)
+1 847 220 3719

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Kay and I send our Christmas Wishes to all of you and may you all have a healthy New Year.See you in Annapolis Fall 2019!

S/F

William Holahan
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Merry Christmas to you and everyone else here! 

Joe and Barb Brooks
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WHEN I GROW UP I’M GOING TO HAVE A BLOG SPOT! GREAT. I

n Panama City Beach, FL with our boys and daughter-in-law til Cathy’s 74th bday on 20th then southward to the Keys. Merry Christmas to all and happy healthy 2019. Will try to link up with you Floridians sometime! 

George and Cathy Braun - sending

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George, 

Looking forward to seeing you & Cathy when you head to the 
Keys. Let’s do at least one day 🍺 & fishing 🎣 and dinner 🥘 
and/or lunch with Craig & Beth.

Merry Christmas 🎁🏝🎄 & SemperFi,

 😄Woz & Linda

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All!

Alice Marie and Jack
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