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carroll1972
11-13-05, 08:54 AM
FROM THE LONE STAR STATE....
T E X A S

HERE'S A PLACE FOR ALL YOU TEXAS MARINES.......

STAND AND BE COUNTED AMOUNG THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE TEXAS MARINES........:evilgrin:
RANK
DATE SERVED
TEXAS COUNTY YOU'RE FROM

Sgt Carroll, R. G.
1972 - 1975
Broaddus, Texas
San Augustine, County Texas

Silva0311
11-13-05, 12:31 PM
Sgt Silva J.A.
1994-1999
Kingsville
Kleberg County

jcarrasco
11-13-05, 05:18 PM
Cpl. J.A Carrasco
1969-1972
San Antonio,Texas

Wyoming
11-14-05, 07:19 AM
Cpl. Allan 'Big Al' Holmes
1965-1969
Alice
Jim Wells County



(Presently residing in Southwest Jawja / the signature tells the rest)

captken
11-14-05, 04:13 PM
I no longer live in Texas but spent five years in Lubbock and three in Killeen. Have one daughter and her family in Dallas and another and her family in Houston.

But that's not why I'm on here. I live in the Washington, DC area and we have a Navy Corpman who was seriously wounded early last month here in Bethesda. Although sustaining serious injuries himself he's responsible for saving the lives of many of the other Marines who were with him when the four IEDs (yup, four!) went off.

He'll probably be transferred to Brooke Army Hospital in San Antonio this week. He'll be spending Thanksgiving and probably Christmas there as well. We'd like him to have some visitors if possible. I'll get his name and more details shortly. Thanks, Marines for taking care of your Navy brother!

Wyoming
11-14-05, 04:44 PM
Excellent idea and thought captken.

Living in Georgia precludes me from visiting, but I feel certain our Brothers still living in Texas, can and will follow up on this request.

Just in case this thread doesn't get the needed response, because of the title, maybe 'admin' can keep it 'bumped up'.

testforecho2112
11-14-05, 05:55 PM
Fond memories of Fredericksburg, just north of SA.

Llano highway and climbing enchanted rock!

Man what memories! Thanks for the reminder!

Cpl

Bill

captken
11-14-05, 07:19 PM
Here is the info I was talking about in the earlier note.
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Corpsman continues to care for Marines after losing leg
Submitted by: 2nd Marine Division
Story by: Computed Name: Cpl. Shane Suzuki
Story Identification #: 20051131937

AR RAMADI, Iraq(Nov. 3, 2005) -- It is unadulterated courage in the
face of horrifying danger and risk. It is being able to perform under
fire while knowing you are probably going to lose a leg. It is taking
care of your Marines when everything is on the line. It is duty,
courage and love all together. It is what Nathaniel Leoncio showed the
Marines of Company L the morning of Oct. 4.

The mission was to patrol the southern part of Ar Ramadi in support of
Operation Bowie, capturing or destroying insurgents and their weapons.
However, when the convoy made its way to the dirt roads and
unincorporated areas that make up the southern part of town, everything changed.

"As soon as we got on the dirt roads, four (Improvised Explosive
Devices) went off about two feet from our vehicles," said Cpl. Jason
Luedke, a Humvee driver with Company L. "Our Humvee ended up in a three-foot crater.
I started pulling Marines out of my vehicle and was trying to find
cover when I saw that the Humvee in front of us had been hit and was
flipped upside down."

Another Marine in the second vehicle, Cpl. Neil Frustaglio, a vehicle
commander for Company L, was one of the first people to rush up to the
flipped vehicle.

"After the blast, I looked forward and actually saw the Humvee
landing," he said. "I was the first person there, and I heard Leo screaming for help."

Leo is Seaman Leoncio, a hospitalman assigned to Company L.

"When I came around to his side, I saw that he was caught under the
Humvee, that his leg was stuck," said Frustaglio. "I grabbed the edge
of the Humvee and lifted it up. I was yelling at him to pull himself
out. He struggled to pull himself out from under the Humvee with only
his arms. When he got out, that Ďs when I saw his leg."

Leoncio had suffered an amputated right leg below the knee, a shattered
right femur and serious internal bleeding. However, before he allowed
himself to be medically evacuated from the scene, Leoncio began
directing the other Marines at the scene on how to perform aid on
himself and the other injured Marines on site, including the fourth
Platoon commander, who suffered serious shrapnel wounds and required
immediate surgical evacuation.

"When I got to Hospitalman Leoncio, he immediately began telling me how
to care for him," said Cpl. Kurtis Bellmont, an infantryman in Company L.
"Before he was even stable, he began asking about the other occupants
of the vehicle and trying to assess their injuries. Before he would let
us move him to the medevac vehicle, we had to tell him that all of the
casualties were receiving medical attention."

The IED completely destroyed the Humvee and resulted in one death,
three urgent surgical casualties and one routine casualty. Despite the
chaos surrounding the attack, Leoncio kept his calm and bearing and
never relented in his duty to his Marines.

"There are no words for what he did," said Frustaglio. "The explosion
was catastrophic, it blew the door off the Humvee and threw it 30-plus meters.
Those doors weigh more then 300 pounds. When I got to (Leoncio) he was
in pain, but he began telling me what to do. He was so calm, he was
injured but he was telling me how and where to put the tourniquet on his leg."

One of the passengers in the vehicle, 1st Lt. Bradley Watson, helped
move Leoncio to the medevac vehicle and provided buddy aid to him while
they were transported to Camp Ramadi for surgical evacuation.

"I helped pull Hospitalman Leoncio into the medevac Humvee and
personally saw him wince in pain as he rolled over, opened his medical
kit and treated (the fourth Platoon commanderís) shrapnel wound," said
Watson. "When he saw that the bleeding had stopped, he gave Cpl.
Bellmont and me instructions on how to best care for him. He was calm,
alert and responsive the entire way to Ramadi Medical. The only thing
he asked for was that someone hold his hand to keep him awake and give him sips of water."

Although his courage and dedication were highlighted during the
horrible events of Oct. 4, the Marines of Company L were not surprised
at "Doc Leoís" courage under fire and performance through pain.

"Doc Leo was a real good guy, he was always helping Marines with
anything he could," said Luedke. "He was, overall, the nicest guy Iíve
met in the military. He wanted to be here, in Iraq. He said before that
the only reason he joined the Navy was to be a corpsman and serve with
Marines in Iraq."

Leonicio was transported back to Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda,
Maryland where he is currently recovering from his wounds.
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Well...there you have it. He'll be in your back yard tomorrow or at least very soon. Those of us in the DC area are hoping and praying that some of you good folks from around San Antonio can pay him a visit. Trust me, he'll cheer YOU up. He has an awesome personality and a positive outlook.

carroll1972
11-14-05, 08:43 PM
How do we get in touch with Doc Leo.....Captken......

I don't get to San Antionio......but would like to write him.....or if I could call him some time....

yellowwing
11-14-05, 09:04 PM
I found a picture of this Oustanding Devil Doc on the Marine Corps' official web site (http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/image1.nsf/lookup/200511634421?opendocument).

Any assistance from our Texas Marines would be greatly appreciated.

jcarrasco
11-14-05, 09:47 PM
captken:
Keep us up dated on seaman Nathaniel Leoncio. I live in San Antonio and if there is one thing my city is known for is it's big heart. I would like to visit
him. Come on Texas Marines lets rally around this bother in arms.

jinelson
11-15-05, 01:16 AM
I have often wondered why Texas has so many patriots that became good Marines it cant just be its size. My boot camp platoon was a CAL-TEX platoon with one guy from Idaho and you will never guess what they called us LMAO ;) Where do we get these men? We dang sure do get em from Texas May God Bless yall.

carroll1972
11-15-05, 05:06 AM
jcarrasco.........I work here in Houston..and would love to keep in touch with Doc Leo........We as Texas Marines.......need to keep up with these Marines..........I would be more than happy.....to help......if there's anything I can do to HELP you, you can email..me......here.....or my home email...address...is glyn49@msn.com.......

jgorosco
11-15-05, 06:51 AM
Count me in on anything I can do. I will be going to visit family next month in San Antonio
1991-1995 KMCAS
Houston, TX

SEMPER FI
IYOAYAS

carroll1972
11-15-05, 09:45 AM
My prayer for today......

Lord....Put Your angels around the bed and family...of Nathaniel Leoncio......I ask this in Your Name......Amen....

captken
11-16-05, 09:34 AM
Thanks for your responses, Texans! As soon as we have an address for Doc we'll post it. He should be on his way there today.

jcarrasco
11-16-05, 12:11 PM
As of now corpman Leoncio has not checked in at Brooks,(11 Nov. @ 11:56)
I will keep calling "BAMC" to get more info. and keep you guys updated.
Just to let you guys know ,much to my regrett, BAMC has a boat full injured
MARINES and other bothers in arms from Iraq. BAMC is a top notch care faucilty in the country. The medical staff there REALLY DO CARE ,take it from
experience.!!

Namvet67
11-16-05, 01:23 PM
S/Sgt Gary Budd 1966-1972 Dallas

carroll1972
11-16-05, 02:09 PM
Welcome Aboard...........y'll Texas Marines..........
LET US HELP OUR FELLOW MARINES..........THOSE THAT ARE IN HOSPITAL OR RECOVERING MARINES..........

Let keep it going

TEXAS MARINES....

carroll1972
11-16-05, 02:22 PM
Captken.....
Would like to know, if some of the Marines in these hospitals....have access to computers where they can log on here....???? jcarrasco


JACARRASO
Is there anyway.....that you might get in touch with some of the Marines in BAMC.....?or some of the nursing staff...there....AND LET THEM KNOW ...THAT WE ARE PRAYING FOR THEM..AND THAT WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM THEM....IF THEY CAN POST...HERE....TELL THEIR STORY........THANKS...CARROLL

captken
11-16-05, 07:22 PM
As of now corpman Leoncio has not checked in at Brooks,(11 Nov. @ 11:56)
I will keep calling "BAMC" to get more info. and keep you guys updated.
Just to let you guys know ,much to my regrett, BAMC has a boat full injured
MARINES and other bothers in arms from Iraq. BAMC is a top notch care faucilty in the country. The medical staff there REALLY DO CARE ,take it from
experience.!!

Thanks for the follow-up jcarrasco! It's good to know you're there.

DevilDog0811
11-16-05, 11:43 PM
Sgt Ott, B. H.
1999 - Present
Grapevine, Texas
Tarrant, County Texas

carroll1972
11-21-05, 07:58 PM
I want to hear from more of our Texas Marines..

Does anyone know if some of the Marines in Iraq are able to email home?
Or, how we can get them to post here, to hear from them first hand. Give them a chance to maybe hear from home or just tell their stories. Now wouldn't that be good for the moral over there. I know I'd be glad to write home to let some of my family, friends, and love ones know each day that I was doing well, or what I was doing.
I, for one, would love to hear from those guys....not just the Texas Marine but all Marines station over there.

Ed Palmer
11-24-05, 07:39 AM
A Texan buys a round of drinks for the entire bar, announcing that his wife has just produced “a typical Texas” baby boy weighing 25 pounds. Congratulations showered him from all around, along with many exclamations of “Wow!”
Two weeks later, the Texan returns to the bar. The bartender says, “Say, you’re the father of the typical Texas baby that weighed 25 pounds at birth. How much does he weigh now?”

The proud father answers, “Seventeen pounds.”

The bartender, puzzled and concerned, asks, “Why? What happened? He already weighed 25 pounds at birth.”

The Texas father takes a slow swig from his longneck beer, wipes his lips on his shirt sleeve, leans into the bartender and proudly says, “Had him circumcised.”

Sgt Sostand
11-25-05, 05:54 PM
Sgt Sostand Spring Texas

captken
11-30-05, 10:04 PM
OK, Texas Marines! Here's the Doc's address.

HM3 (FMF) NATHANIEL R. LEONCIO
BAMC - PATTeam
BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
3851 ROGER BROOKE DRIVE, BLDG 3600
FORT SAM HOUSTON, TX 78234-6200

Phone Number: (210) 916-1949 He is in Room 455.

If you look under "My Visit to Shawn Seeley" you'll get a complete report of how the Doc's doing. If you can't visit, pls write. This young hero makes me very proud to be called a U.S. Sailor!

carroll1972
12-02-05, 08:53 AM
Thanks CaptKen........
I won't be able to visit...but i sure can call him and when I do...will post it here....

COME ON .....TEXAS MARINES.....GET THE LEAD OUT.....

WANT TO HEAR FROM SOME BODY THAT HAS TALK TO SHAWN.....


AND THANKS AGAIN....CAPTKEN..

Wyoming
05-24-06, 04:54 PM
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Bump

Anyone else?

maverickmarine
05-24-06, 05:00 PM
Sgt. J. Walker
1989-1995
Raised- Dallas/Dallas County
Currently- Austin/Travis County

Range Coach
05-24-06, 05:04 PM
Sgt. M. Fedderke
1985-1991
Richmond
Ft. Bend County

carroll1972
05-24-06, 05:13 PM
How bout it MARINES.....

ANYMORE OF YOU TEXANS OUT THERE....

Camper51
05-24-06, 05:51 PM
Well I am a 100% Coloradoan who made the mistake of living in Ft Worth, Tarrant county in 79-82. Does that count??

Guess we all make mistakes, don't we??

Range Coach
05-24-06, 06:14 PM
Once you're here---you're one of us!

On side note, when I was coming back from Okinawa, we had a 6 hour layover in Anchorage. We decided it was more than enough time to go out and tie on on. We walked into a bar and noticed a sign that read: "To our Texas friends--not everything is bigger in Texas. If they cut Alaska in half, YOU would then be the THIRD largest state." Made us laugh, but we drank for the next 5 hours with our "blue-nosed" friends.

carroll1972
05-24-06, 06:15 PM
YEA WE...DO......but I don't know.........get a little taste of Texas..and you alway......want to come back......next time try the Piney Woods of East Texas....



we'll miss you...........lol

Range Coach
05-24-06, 06:27 PM
That would be "Deep East Texas"!!

Echo_Four_Bravo
05-24-06, 06:29 PM
Only two things come from Texas.... and I've yet to see a man with horns in the state.

Range Coach
05-24-06, 06:31 PM
That's' cause the horns are probably up your ass!

:cool:

Range Coach
05-24-06, 06:32 PM
Hey, Echo! Ya know what the best thing is about Oklahoma?

Namvet67
05-25-06, 09:38 AM
Born and raised in the Bid D! Semper Fi

Camper51
05-25-06, 10:41 AM
YEA WE...DO......but I don't know.........get a little taste of Texas..and you alway......want to come back......next time try the Piney Woods of East Texas....



we'll miss you...........lol


Not true at all for me. If I never go back to visit it will be too soon for me. I will keep my mountains, you all keep the heat and humidity. Y'all can send the cute women up here, though, I will admit Texas does have lotsa cuties!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:banana:

Osotogary
05-25-06, 11:23 AM
Do the folks in Texas still wear short hair and white sox with their best "Sunday go to meetin's?" Everybody looked like they did in 1963.
I caught all kinds of flak because I dressed in pressed Levy's, a cut off at the sleeves v-neck sweater and converse tennis shoes when I landed in San Antonio from San Francisco,California. (The land of fruit and nuts etc., etc.) LOL
Aside from the white sox with dress suits, what really impressed me was the straight forwardness, courtesy and initial politeness of everyone that I met.

Range Coach
05-25-06, 02:08 PM
Make fun of Texas all you want---go to the following web site and y'all will see a small example of what it means to be a TEXAN. Honor and respect still live in Texas.
http://www.texashumor.com/texassoldier.html

FistFu68
05-25-06, 02:20 PM
:evilgrin: LOVE THAT SIGN ON EITHER STATE LINE,DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS! :evilgrin: :thumbup:

FistFu68
05-25-06, 02:32 PM
:evilgrin: YOU KNOW WHY THEY HAVE ASTRO~TUFF ON COLORADO'S FOOTBALL FIELD?SO THEIR CHEERLEADER'S DON'T GRAZE AFTER GAME :D

Camper51
05-25-06, 02:50 PM
That only means that the Texas cheerleaders ARE allowed to graze on the field.......

Range Coach
05-25-06, 02:54 PM
....and the best thing about Colorado is the roads leading out!
:thumbup:

booksbenji
05-25-06, 03:55 PM
Native TEXAS, Marine by Choice:thumbup: