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Nothing going on?

by Ron Poness on 10/22/20

Nothing going on?  To post a message send it to me.  Tell me you want it posted.  I will put it up asap.  Poness      rponess@rochester.rr.com


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Mick Sept 11th.

by Ron Poness on 09/12/20

Don't forget to thank Mick Hughes for his service Sept 11th at the world trade center.??

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Another Brother Gone

by Ron Poness on 09/10/20

From Mick Hughes:

Good morning.  It is with deep regret that announcement is made of the death of Captain Richard Brammer, USMC on 8 September 2020.  He had been confined to the I.C.U. for 3 weeks before he succumbed to his illness while in hospital. 
Lt. Brammer was assigned to Bravo Company 1/12, was attached to 2/3 RVN and had been a member of the 2/3 Vietnam Veterans Association.  
Next of kin information, funeral and memorial arrangements will be e mailed to 2/3 V.V.A.Marines as they are received.  
We pray for Captain Brammer, his familly and loved ones.  May he rest in eternal peace.
Semper Fidelis

Mick

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Happy Labor Day

by Ron Poness on 09/06/20

To Everyone:

  Have a safe and happy Labor Day.  Enjoy it for us and brothers that couldn't be here.

  Semper Fi
  Poness

Never remember getting labor day off in country.??

Happy Labor Day

by Ron Poness on 09/06/20

To Everyone:

  Have a safe and happy Labor Day.  Enjoy it for us and brothers that couldn't be here.

  Semper Fi
  Poness

Never remember getting labor day off in country.??

Willy Staupe another brother gone.

by Ron Poness on 08/29/20

From Fergy
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Marines, 

I have received word from Willy's friend Jerry Mehling that he had passed away on August 25, 2020 at
his home in Hartland, WI.  He stated that Willie had been working in his yard and came in for a nap
in the afternoon.  Family thinks he had a blood clot in his leg, he past away peacefully during his nap.  

Funeral Services will be at the Eckert funeral home in Hartland, WI 53029 on Sept. 1, 2020 at 
11:00 a.m. Jerry Mehling stated he would provide additional information as it becomes available.  
Jerry and Willy have been very good friends through the years since Vietnam.  Willy was also
a very good friend of mine and I know I am going to miss him.  God bless you my friend and 
I hope there are Casinos in heaven.  

Semper Fi.  
Fergy

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Willy Staupe another brother gone.

by Ron Poness on 08/29/20

From Fergy
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Marines, 

I have received word from Willy's friend Jerry Mehling that he had passed away on August 25, 2020 at
his home in Hartland, WI.  He stated that Willie had been working in his yard and came in for a nap
in the afternoon.  Family thinks he had a blood clot in his leg, he past away peacefully during his nap.  

Funeral Services will be at the Eckert funeral home in Hartland, WI 53029 on Sept. 1, 2020 at 
11:00 a.m. Jerry Mehling stated he would provide additional information as it becomes available.  
Jerry and Willy have been very good friends through the years since Vietnam.  Willy was also
a very good friend of mine and I know I am going to miss him.  God bless you my friend and 
I hope there are Casinos in heaven.  

Semper Fi.  
Fergy

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Bobby Croft From Fergy:

by Ron Poness on 08/23/20

Marines, Memorial services for Bobby (Hillbilly) Croft is set for Tuesday, August 25th at the American Legion Post 95
at 3329 Ringgold Road, East Ridge, Tennessee  37412.  May he forever Rest in Peace!

Semper Fi
Art (Fergy) Ferguson
I have no other information at this time. May He RIP.
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Bobby Croft From Fergy:

by Ron Poness on 08/23/20

Marines, Memorial services for Bobby (Hillbilly) Croft is set for Tuesday, August 25th at the American Legion Post 95
at 3329 Ringgold Road, East Ridge, Tennessee  37412.  May he forever Rest in Peace!

Semper Fi
Art (Fergy) Ferguson
I have no other information at this time. May He RIP.
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Poness

Bobby Croft From Fergy:

by Ron Poness on 08/23/20

Marines, Memorial services for Bobby (Hillbilly) Croft is set for Tuesday, August 25th at the American Legion Post 95
at 3329 Ringgold Road, East Ridge, Tennessee  37412.  May he forever Rest in Peace!

Semper Fi
Art (Fergy) Ferguson
I have no other information at this time. May He RIP.
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Bobby Croft From Fergy:

by Ron Poness on 08/23/20

Marines, Memorial services for Bobby (Hillbilly) Croft is set for Tuesday, August 25th at the American Legion Post 95
at 3329 Ringgold Road, East Ridge, Tennessee  37412.  May he forever Rest in Peace!

Semper Fi
Art (Fergy) Ferguson
I have no other information at this time. May He RIP.
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MOH Carter- From Mick

by Ron Poness on 08/19/20

From Mick:
Good morning Marines,  This just in from the "Miami Herald".   Pfc. Bruce Carter will be re-interred in Arlington National Cemetery. His remains are scheduled to be moved from Miami to Arlington on 4 November 2020. 
That's all for now.  Semper Fidelis


On 7 August 1969, Pfc. Bruce Carter earned the Medal of Honor while serving with USMC H/2/3, RVN.  
Thank you Pfc. Carter for your sacrifice.  We remember.  And we pray for you, your family and loved ones.  Rest in Peace Marine.
 Semper Fidelis.

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Whats going on?

by Ron Poness on 08/07/20

What's going on?  Very quiet.  Like John Wayne would say "too quiet out there"

Some one please say something.
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Sorry about the last post from Mick. It didn't fit or color

by Ron Poness on 07/21/20

 It didn't fit or color correctly.  My fault not his.

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From Mick

by Ron Poness on 07/21/20

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Happy Independence Day!!

by Ron Poness on 07/04/20

To all our Brothers & Sisters: May we all have a happy and Independence Day. After this year we all deserve a good day. Remember our Brothers not present. Stay safe!
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For all our Docs

by Ron Poness on 06/16/20

From Mick Hughes

On 17 June 1898 President William McKinley signed into law a bill that created the US Navy Hospital Corps. 
God Bless Our Corpsmen! 
Happy Birthday "Devil Docs"!  mh

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D-Day remembered

by Ron Poness on 06/06/20

From Mick Hughes:

June 6, 2020 marks the 76 anniversary of the Allies storming the beaches of Normandy, France.  
Thanks in great part to the bravery of those Troops, the U.S.A. is still a free country, the Greatest Nation in the History of the World.  mh

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From Mick

by Ron Poness on 06/05/20

Good evening Colonel,

From Mick:

Not surprised to see (back in the day "Lieutenant") John Kopka making a big difference for the better in the Jacksonville and Onslow County  Communities.

Also not surprised to see that Assistant Secretary of State Kevin Moley (retired) had also been in the news recently.  Secretary of State Pompeo had recently fired Department of State Inspector General Linick.  It's been reported that the I.G. had weaponized his office to attack State Department Employees who were doing their jobs and upsetting the "this is the way we always did things" mentality.  Definitely, NOT the job of the I.G.  Kevin, who was on the I.G.'s radar, was a leader of change and efficiency and "getting the people's business" done to protect the global interests of the USA 

Lt. Kopka was awarded the Silver Star in October 1966 while serving with 2/3.  Kevin was an F.O. from B-1-12 and assigned to E-2-3 during the "Hill Fights-The First Battle for Khe Sanh".  Kevin was subsequently awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V".  Kevin was also a stone's throw from Lt. Colonel Ohanesian and Sgt. Major Hayes when both Marines were killed in an NVA attack on 2/3's Command Group on 28 February 1967.  2/3, like other USMC maneuver battalions in 1966-67,  frequently found itself in extremely hostile territory, mostly in "I Corps".  Thankfully, the Marines that were part of those  Infantry Battalions in RVN were exceptional in repeatedly overcoming all enemy resistance. 

These two Marines, John and Kevin, valiantly did our Nation's bidding in the Vietnam War.  And returned home to continue serving  the U.S.A., their fellow citizens and their communities.  It's unfortunate that for over 50 years Hollywood and the Main Stream Media have not spotlighted men like John Kopka and Kevin Moley because the media's narrative has always been to paint Vietnam Veterans as "eccentrics".  That's just not true, as shown by the overwhelming number of Veterans who've returned from the War in Vietnam to make communities all across America better places to live.  God Bless the U.S.A.  Semper Fidelis.  Mick

 

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Remember

by Ron Poness on 05/23/20