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A Heck of a Marine: In memory of PFC Daniel B. McClenney, USMC

A Heck of a Marine: In memory of PFC Daniel B. McClenney, USMC

In memory of PFC Daniel B. McClenney, USMC

I’m an Air Force veteran but enjoy reading the newsletter. I have a strong respect for Marines as my nephew was one. He fell in battle in Afghanistan on June 24th, 2004. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of him and his devotion and sacrifice for his fellow Marines. The military is indeed a band of brothers, regardless of service affiliation. The chain is strongest at local squadron/company levels but then encompasses each subunit, the service division, and finally the military as a whole. I’ve stood with my Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Marine brethren as we protected Memorials in Washington DC as part of Gathering of Eagles and Eagles Up. Those that do not know the resolve of the military brotherhood and hope to spread their venomous hatred for the military through their recent actions in Berkeley, California and at a recruiting center in Washington DC, will be met toe-to-toe and eye-to-eye wherever they gather. I look forward to meeting many of you brothers in the future at pro-troop rallies. I am Mustng959 or Mustang, listed with as well as on the Air Force-Together We Served web site and the Charlie Daniels message board web site so give me a shout.

Semper Fi to each of you,

Mark Welsh
U.S. Air Force veteran

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