While reading your AmericanCourage Newsletter #195, for 05 Mar 2009, I saw the picture of PFC Bonehead submitted by Bart Baldwin, of Brackettville, Tx. I thought it was so cute that I sent it to my Daughter, because she is always dressing her dog up in ‘His Marine Blues’ for different Marine occasions. I’m a Life Member in the Marine Corps League, John Basilone Detachment # 190, here in New Jersey and a couple years ago after marching in the John Basilone Annual Parade, which is held in Raritan, NJ, I stopped by her house on my way home and she took this picture of me and Pablo, her dog. I know we were both a little ‘Out of Uniform’ , but please understand, I had just marched a couple miles in the heat and was hot and tired and on my way home. (no excuse, I know !) Now, PFC Poochie (Pablo) had no excuse, he was at home all day guarding his Mother’s perimeter, in the air conditioning, while I was carrying a flag for our Honor Guard in the parade.
(ha ha) I just thought if you could find space in one of your upcoming newsletters you might show the picture of another ‘Devil Dog’, so that the World would know, even our pets Honor and Respect Our Corps in the proper manner.
Just want you to know that I have enjoyed reading your newsletters for years now, even though ‘that mist’ gathers in my eyes sometimes with some articles. I have some of your products and love them. Keep up the good work you are doing in ‘spreading the word’ and giving us a place to communicate with each other.
Thank you and Semper Fi,
John D. Centofanti
March 1958 – March 1964
6th Mar. & 2nd ANGLICO