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After Securing…

After Securing…

Recently, a Marine kissed his wife and kids good bye and left for Iraq combat duty. I can recall when we first met after much of of the paper work, hard numbers were fixed for the hotel rooms and finally the bus to transport his marines was all secured.

I am talking about Marine Gysgt. Mitch O. Martin of Cherry Point MCAW band that we brought to Chicago just this past March at the help of my boss Thomas Shirey of Shirey Cadillac.

When I found out that the Marines did not have the transportation and or housing but had an idea to come to chicago to proudly take part in the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day parade as well as the South side Irish parade – we jumped in with both feet to help.

After securing all of the accomadations we were set and so was the MCCC here in Chicago to accept the check donation from Shirey cadillac.

It was great to hear and see all of the thousands of people to that were touched by the Marines and there kindness while being involved in both parades.

Finally, we wanted to say to all of them now serving as security in Iarq – be careful, be safe and most of come back to us in the spring.

We have plans to help again and we can’t do it without you.

Semper Fi Marines

Lieut. Gene Spanos
RPD Ret. Police- Fire Fighter 72-95
Sgt. USMC 66-71
Shirey Cadillac of Oaklawn,IL

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