Follow Up to "Reaching Out" Marine Dress Blues Posts- Stand Down

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by River Rat, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. River Rat

    River Rat Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2017
    Well Gentlemen, in the immortal words of Robert Burns " the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry,"..... for those of you who generously offered advice, kind words and donations to obtain a set of Dress Blues for our WW2 vet, I bring you this update. I visited him today to tell him of our plans, and had contacted a tailor to measure him for his uniform. Just as I started the conversation he jumped in and said "I already got them". Seems the only nurse who visits him that I hadn't talked to had made the necessary connections to get the uniform. I must admit that I was disappointed that "we" were not going to get the chance to fulfill his wish, but I guess the main thing is the positive outcome. I did tell him of the responses from all of you to my original post , the offers to help and contribute, and it brought tears to his eyes. "Why those people don't even know me, I'm nobody" "Well Jim" says I ," just a bunch of guys who care about the right things, and I am so proud to be associated with each and every one of them. And I am guys. Thanks to you all. Here are a couple pictures he gave me today of the Saipan landing and the 4th Marine Div. Post Office on Saipan. Scan_20190211.png
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  2. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    great gesture..glad he gets his dress blues...please tell him thanks for his service from the 1911 addicts. very few of these heroes left
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    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2018
    All's well that ends well.
  4. removed

    removed Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2015
    If there are any expenses that I (we as Addicts) can assist with, I am more than willing to do my part.
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  5. River Rat

    River Rat Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2017
    Thanks. The price he got them for was greatly reduced and well within his budget.
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  6. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
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  7. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Jan 17, 2013
    I needed some good news today, Thank you!
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  8. Bugs

    Bugs Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Nice to see a Vet get taken care of in these times. I spent a lot of time on Guam, Rota, Saipan. Beautiful but dangerous and sometimes deadly places.
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  9. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    Good news indeed. I echo Bugs statement, "Nice to see a Vet get taken care of in these times."
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  10. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
  11. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
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  12. 1L26

    1L26 Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    Well, I am quite happy that he will surely get what he requested and I think all of us here would have been honored to help! Sometimes, things workout in a different way than planned but, the main focus is that they workout! May God Bless him and those like him!
  13. Dallas Knight

    Dallas Knight Max Otto von Stierlitz

    Jun 22, 2015

    Truly, the Greatest Generation.

    (We owe our ALL to them).
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  14. livinthelife

    livinthelife Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2015
  15. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    Of all the ways for a plan to derail, this is probably one of the better ones.

    Mission accomplished!
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  16. River Rat

    River Rat Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2017
    Roger that!
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  17. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    To know the situation has been resolved and a hero’s wish has been
    Granted brings me great joy.
    I am proud to stand with honorable people , my fellow Addicts.
    Truly a band of brothers .
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  18. isialk

    isialk Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 7, 2017
    Amen to that Tac!!! Every word of it!

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  19. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    I stand by my original comment. “You’re a good man OP.” God Bless you, your friend, and all who serve.

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  20. River Rat

    River Rat Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2017
    ^^^ Thanks for the kind words brother. I'm just glad it all worked out. I hope to have him pose for a picture in his new uniform in the future, which I'll post.
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