Wednesday, November 11, 2015

My Favorite Marine

Years ago, I wrote a few posts on my Marine cousin, Jim.  Today he is a Lt. Col. and is in charge of lots of Marines. Here is a copy of an email sent from his mom at the end of September: Jim deployed with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit to the Mediterranean. He commands 1500 Marines and Sailors in the 2nd Battalion/26th Marines. They will be gone for 7 months. His Marines/Navy Corpman & Chaplain will be residing on 3 ships. After landing in Portugal, Turkey and Romania in the Black Sea, they will travel through the Suez Canal, Arabian Sea, and Persian Gulf. We have a presence in these waters 12 months out of the year. Certainly the news headlines emphasize the need for prayer for our finest warriors.  

I could have picked out a photo of him looking very much the Marine, but I like this one of him with his daughter on her first day of school this year. Here is another photo of him (with his lovely wife) getting a Bronze Star a few years ago:


Happy Birthday, Marines! Have a great Veteran's Day! And thank you.

7 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

An amazing cousin! Thanks for his service and dedication and to his wonderful family. Thanks for sharing with us, Lou.

weekender said...

You made a good choice with the picture: those two are too cute!

CenTexTim said...

Please pass along my thanks and good wishes to your cousin. We could use many more like him.

Bag Blog said...

Thanks all. This is the cousin that when stationed in Paris, France, he let us come stay with him for ten days, showed us around, and treated us royally.

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