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    Yo, Cook---37 years to the exact date

    just got off the phone with HQMC;
    "yes, Mr. Oass, the Purple Heart award was authorzed yesterday, based on the witness statements provided. A letter is being sent to your home address".

    Just took me a little longer than yours did, boot

    Semper fi bro,
    Dick


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    Now the problem is trying to draw Cook's attention to the post......


    Laamie...if you put a pic of a redhead....that always gets him in here.............


    Ellie


    Great News...........Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Laamie, one wants to say congratulations, but one know the pain you went through before your wounding.
    The Purple Heart should have been awarded years ago.
    You and many other Marines on our mind recently.

    Semper Fidelis/Semper Fi
    From Bro Dust aka Ricardo


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    Correction...sorry...

    Laamie, one wants to say congratulations, but one know the pain you went through before your wounding.
    The Purple Heart should have been awarded years ago.
    You and many other Marines have been on our mind recently.

    Semper Fidelis/Semper Fi
    From Bro Dust aka Ricardo


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    WOW

    OUTSTANDING BRO!

    Every time I worked on the book and reviewed notes pertaining to that rocket attack, I though about you.



    Congratulations! Now if they do it right, a letter will be addressed from the CG USMC to the nearest Marine Corps Unit, reserve or base nearest you , ordering the commanding officer there to award you the Purple Heart.

    It will take a month or more for that to happen. But, it will be a great honor for that CO to pin that medal on your chest. Many of them, would love to have that opportunity as don't get a chance to award the purple Heart to a Vietnam Veteran.

    Keep us informed of where and when, would like to be there.

    Semper Fi

    Cook


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    Yo'.....Laamie

    I'm over here to congradulate you on winning the fight for your Purple Heart Award.
    I've known you awhile now...and aware of the search for your buddies who were there.
    All I can say is 'Good On Ya', Dick.
    I'm proud to know you.

    and, welcome home brother
    Semper Fidelis,
    Pat Hayes


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    Update

    Received the medal in a brown paper bag sevral weeks ago. I handed it to the 1st Sgt. at the Marine Reserve Unit in Milwaukee a few days later & told him; you keep it until you pin it on me.

    The pinning on ceremony will be this coming Tuesday, August 31st, 11:00am at the Milwaukee War Memorial. The Mrine Unit to present the award is F/2/24-- most are now deployed in Iraq but have a skeleton crew on hand.

    Millrat said he will be there for the presentataion, arriving on the 30th. Looking forward to seeing that ole Recon Marine again.

    Had a nice write-up in our local paper about it. That's about it on the update bro.
    Semper Fi,
    Dick


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    Outstanding

    Take lots of pictures....

    Wish I could be there ..

    Sf, Bro

    Cook Barela


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    Great News....

    Take lots of Pic's...........We would Love to see.....

    Ellie

    IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY LATE HUSBAND, SSgt Roger A. Alfano, USMC
    ONE PROUD MARINE
    1961-1977
    Vietnam 1968/69
    Once a Marine...Always a Marine

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    here's a pic

    for you I obtained from the Archieves in College Park, Maryland last week







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