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Updates for our Members, Family & Friends - Happy 245th Birthday

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Commandants 245th Birthday Message

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Veterans Day Tribute

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Adapt Your Car with VA. If you have a service-related disability that prevents you from driving, VA can help you buy a specially adapted vehicle or adapt an existing vehicle to make it drivable for you! Learn how to apply for automobile allowance and adaptive equipment grants.
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Understanding VA Claims. You may qualify for VA disability benefits if you have physical or mental health conditions that developed as the result of your service. To receive these benefits, you must file a claim to determine your disability rating. Learn more about the VA claims process.
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Discover Family Benefits. If you are the spouse or dependent child of a Veteran or Service member, you may qualify for certain benefits like health care, life insurance, and money to help pay for school or training. Find out which VA benefits you may qualify for and how to access them.
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Veterans Day 2020 Discounts. This Veterans Day discounts list will continue to be updated as we learn of more nationally available Veterans Day discounts, meals or other ways businesses and organizations want to give back to Veterans. These Veterans Day discounts, free meals and other programs are being shared so that Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors are aware of all resources available to them.
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Dan Kellum
kdkellum@aol.com
Charlie 69 Quantico Officers Class February, 1969

Some of my fellow Charlie-69 Quantico mates will be dedicating a monument for 9 Marine officer KIAs out of our class at the Marine Corps National Archives a short distance from the MCB Quantico main gate Tuesday, November 10. I believe this takes place in the Chapel area. The KIAs are:

2ndLt. Tony Kupka, 1stLt. Butch Harvey, 2ndLt. John Lakin, 2ndLt. Garry Schanck Jr.(all from 1st Recon Bn)
2ndLt. Vivi Vivilacqua, Hotel 2/5
2ndLt. Phil Huth, Golf, 2/5
2ndLt. Albert O. Nelson, Jr., India, 3/5
2ndLt. Al Benson, Fox 3, 2/5
1stLt. John Lassitter, HML 367 Cobra pilot crashed into Da Nang Harbor, December 1970

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READ ARTICLE HERE

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Gary Gordon
glgordon21@yahoo.com

THE BIRTH OF TIDES - THE FIRST WAR

and the moon looked down and saw the water,
and a feeling of need was born.
With arms of moon rays she tried to take just a part.
But Earth knew what she had and did not understand need.
So, even the calm water became a battleground.

Gary Gordon
Khe Sanh, Vietnam
June, 1968

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November 6 is the birthday of the March King, John Philip Sousa, born in Washington, D.C. (1854) whose father was Portuguese, his mother German. At the age of 10 Sousa began violin lessons and later studied music theory and composition. His father was a U.S. Marine Band trombonist, and he signed John up as an apprentice to the band after the boy tried to run away from home to join the circus. By the time he was 13 years old, Sousa could play violin, piano, flute, cornet, baritone, trombone, and was a pretty good singer too. At 26, he was leading the Marine Band and writing the first of his 136 marches, including SEMPER FIDELIS, which became the official march of the Corps, and THE WASHINGTON POST MARCH. In addition to those marches, he wrote nearly a dozen light operas, and as many waltzes too; and he wrote three novels. But he is best known for THE STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER.

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Col Jim Bathurst
Author: We′ll All Die as Marines
jb-bar@comcast.net

For those of you who traditionally do not follow my blog, might I suggest you go to it today as there is a post that should be of intertest to everyone who served, but especially Marines.

READ HERE

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Veterans Day History and 2020 Teacher Resource Guide
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VA mask invention enhances communication
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Facebook, Red Cross donate Portal Devices to Connect Veterans and their families
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VA pathologist scoring system predicts aggressiveness of prostate cancer
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NCA unveils Find A Veteran, Post A Tribute campaign
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How mustangs help Veterans
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VA resources and support during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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Veterans adapt and overcome thanks to New York VA prosthetics
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VA Researchers Who Served: Dr. Bertrand Huber

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Peter Valente
Golf Company 1968-1969
petertvalente@msn.com

Thought this might be of interest to post on newsletter for upcoming Marine Corps Birthday
193rd Marine Corps Birthday Menu (1968)

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