9/14/2005

Mississippi Has Been Invaded

Everywhere you go, they are there. Directing traffic, handing out supplies, bulldozing debris out of the way, helping restore water and sewage utilities, rebuilding schools, and doing everything possible to help us on the Mississippi Gulf Coast recover and rebuild. The are the men and women who serve in the Navy, Army, the National Guard, the Air National Guard, the Mexican Army, and the Dutch Navy.

I didn't realize how many were in Gulfport until I took Jeremy and I to get tetanus shots. As I passed the Gulfport-Biloxi Airport and the airfields of the Air National Guard, there are rows and rows of tents that house these wonderful men and women.

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Thank you so much for your help!!

Mark at Knocking On The Golden Door and who is my official proofreader has noted that I have left off one branch: The Coast Guard. How could I have forgotten that wonderful and courageous group who along with the Navy ran rescue operations almost none stop the first ten days after Hurricane Katrina. Those helicopters used to pass over my house 40 times a day.

7 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

Navy, Army, the National Guard, the Air National Guard

Cool, what about the Coast Guard?


the Mexican Army, and the Dutch Navy.

Way cool!!!!!!!

I found the WMD's! (In the middle of your word verification - wmmdm) LOL

6:15 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

mark,

Darn. I forgot about them!! Word verification comes up with some good ones. Need to let President Bush know and fast!! LOL

6:17 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

My dad was Coast Gaurd - WWII.

10:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mark,

Wow. Thsoe guys are everyday heroes and are awesome in what they do. we love them and they are such a part of the Coast, they are like family.

3:34 AM  
Anonymous SK said...

Thanks Seawitch, these are the stories that make us proud.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Esther said...

sk is right. I love hearing these kinds of stories. Keep 'em coming.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

The Coast Guard is an incredible organization. What many are unaware of is the extent to which they have been involved in allo of our nation's 20th and 21st-Century conflicts.

The Coast Guard not only piloted the landing craft that took soldiers to the beaches during D-Day and all other major invasion landings of WWII, they were also the first on the beachheads as "Beachmasters", charged with directing traffic in order to keep troops moving forward during an invasion.

http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/history/h_normandy.html

8:27 PM  

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