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The Old Breed

These are pictures of my El Camino in our local parade. Got the emblems from you. Last week I had a 50 cal. machine gun mounted on the front fender. At a gun show last week a Marine
from Calif. had to have it, so I sold it to him. Wish he could have waited l week. I am in the lst MAR AIRWING and the Old Breed.

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LCpl James Fuller Inurnment

Here's the final set of photos from Jim's inurnment ceremony at Arlington National Cemetary.

The onlookers/mourners dressed in yellow shirt, vest, and cavalry hat are from Buffalo Soldiers group. Marilyn informed me that Jim was an honorary member of the special group of folks. One of the other Veterans being inurned that day was being honored by the Buffalo Soldiers group. Jim was also a member of MIAP (Missing In America Project).

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Marine Barracks Great Lakes

Last week a plaque was affixed to building #2 at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois. The plaque reads: "Site of the former Marine Barracks, Naval Station Great Lakes 1926-1977. This plaque honors all Marines who were stationed with Marine Barracks Great Lakes 1926-1977, during peacetime and wartime. The Marines stationed in these barracks represented the Marine Corps, the Navy, and the nation with dedicated, honorable, and professional service. Semper Fidelis. Donated by Marine Barracks Great Lakes, Project 2015."

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H Co, 2/26 Vietnam

H Company, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment (Vietnam) held a reunion in Arlington, Virginia, August 31st – September 6th, 2015. We held a Memorial Service at the Iwo Jima Memorial for the 74 Marines and Corpsmen we lost during our time in Vietnam. Our guest speaker was Rear Admiral Brent Scott CHC, USN, Chaplain of the Marine Corps. Our Invocation was given by Commander Stephen Coates CHC, USN, Assistant Deputy Chaplain of the Marine Corps.

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Capt. Donald “Red” Lambert was called home.

It's hard to believe it's been 7 months since my father Capt. Donald "Red" Lambert passed away at the age of 81. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about him a hundred times. He was full of piss and vinegar until the very end. When I had my father cremated, he was wrapped in the Marine Corps flag, with his favorite drink in his right hand, and a picture of an anchor in his left. We drank a toast to honor him. I was so moved by his death that I created a new non profit organization to serve veterans. I want to create the first of it's kind, completely green comprehensive treatment facility for veterans. This City of Refuge will be open to all veterans nationwide. This will be a place of peace where veterans can come and focus on their physical, mental, and spiritual health, without any distractions from the modern world. If you'd like to help, I can be reached at captkeith4[at]gmail.com

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1963 JFK Visit to MCRD

Re: Lee VanTreese's June 18 post and photos of JFK's visit to MCRD… The date of those photos was Wednesday, November 6, 1963. My attached photo of the President was taken that same day.

During that time I was a squad leader in Charlie 1/5, 2nd Platoon. On the morning of the 6th the entire battalion was trucked from Camp Margarita to San Diego. We then formed an honor guard for the Presidents motorcade on both sides of the road all the way from Lindbergh Field to the main gate of MCRD.

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