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Ray Bersch
11-10-2006, 12:36 AM
It seems to be a day more special each year. I will attend a Birthday luncheon with the Morris Area Marines at Rods Steakhouse in Madison, NJ - a long standing tradition. And I look forward to each year because I am able to sit and chat with men who served at Iwo (Greeley Wells, one year - he carried the first flag up the hill), Guadalcanal, Tarawa and the Chosin Reservoir among so many other places - you have to just sit in awe of these men. More and more it is my Vietnam era peer group, as these older heroes pass on - but now we have added names of other places that are only vaguely familiar to me - but are the danger spots none-the-less. And our young men and women continue carry on the tradition of being just ordinary people who perform extraordinary service - and I am proud of them.

Semper Fi
Raymond J. Bersch
Sgt, USMC 1964-1967

Ken Fitzgerald
11-10-2006, 1:12 AM
And this 8 year Navy veteran tips his hat to the Marines!

Jim DeLaney
11-10-2006, 8:36 AM
Thank You, Ray!

USMC - 1966~1988

Semper Fi!

Dave Anderson NH
11-10-2006, 9:41 AM
Thank you Ray.

Dave Anderson NH
Cpl B 1/7 1st MARDIV
'68-'69

Andy Hoyt
11-10-2006, 10:18 AM
Semper Fi

Andy Hoyt
HM2 USN
3rd Mar Div

Dan McGuire
11-10-2006, 10:25 AM
Happy 231st Birthday to all my Marine bretheren

LCPL 3/24 4th MarDiv 1988-91

Dan

Larry Conely
11-10-2006, 2:53 PM
Semper Fi

USMC 1966-70
Larry Conely