remember Veterans Day (Nov 11th, 2010)

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mike_s

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Veterans Day is this week. (in the US) November 11th, 2010


But why wait until Thursday, if you see a Veteran this week, thank him for his service. :thumb:


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The History of Diving Museum in the Florida Keys is offering FREE ADMISSION to all Veterans on Veterans' Day, this Thursday, October 11. Active duty military personnel are always admitted FREE. Come and reminisce with the old gear or simply marvel at the advances in diving technology over the last 4000 years or so!
 

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"To all Veterans alive today --You all deserve long and happy lives in peace. . ."

Thanks Dad, for your service & duty; For never giving up, for looking after your buddies and for God's Grace in surviving & keeping you alive and well today. . .

Rumbaoa, Corporal Prudencio
GENERAL ORDERS
NUMBER 580; 14 AUGUST 1951
AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR. By direction of the President, under the provisions of the Act of Congress, approved 9 July 1918 (WD Bul 43, 1918), and pursuant to authority in AR 600-45, the Silver Star for gallantry in action is awarded to the following-named enlisted man:
Corporal Prudencio E Rumbaoa, RA 29 044 898, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company A, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division distinguished himself by courageous action near Chaechi-hyon, Korea on 3 June 1951. His company was attacking with the mission of securing a very high and steep-sided hill from an estimated reinforced enemy company, stubbornly defending the hill from well-prepared, sandbagged and camouflaged positions. The enemy had a preponderance of automatic weapons strategically placed on the forward slope which made it necessary for the attacking platoons to work in and destroy them from very close range. As the company advanced up the slope, the lead platoon was pinned down by one of these automatic weapon positions. Corporal Rumbaoa, a rifleman, refused to take cover and continued to advance through the intense enemy fire. Firing his rifle as he attacked, he succeeded in killing the gunner, momentarily silencing the position. Running the next 20 yards with complete disregard for his personal safety, he jumped into the enemy hole. With slashing bayonet and crushing rifle butt smashes, he overpowered and killed the 3 remaining enemy and signaled his company to advance. From this forward and exposed position, he delivered accurate and devastating covering fire for the advancing company as he killed 4 grenadiers who attempted to slow the advance from high ground overlooking the company. Throughout the entire action, he killed 8 enemy and allowed his company to advance and secure the objective. Corporal Rumbaoa's courageous action and deep devotion to duty reflect the highest credit on himself and the United States Infantry. Entered military service from Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii.
 

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This thread needs a :bump:
 

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You're welcome and thanks to all of my brothers and sisters.

Happy Veteran's Day!

:salute:

J.
 

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