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I want to Thank each and eveyone of the peasegreeter's who where to greet The 2-10 MTN DIV from Fort Drum N.Y. At 3 in the morning . The smiles on those soldiers faces said what it meant for them for you to be there. As a Mother of one of those soldiers and from a very long line of military vets can't give you enough grattitude !!! As I only wish I could of been in that line . A very proud moment to know there are folks,kids,pets who are proud of our soldiers , as we are proud of you who still recongnize The Pride in Our Men and Women who Serves Our Country , as we are so Proud of your Past and Presant services. So THANK YOU AGAIN. Nanette :o

Added: August 11, 2010
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OUR SON, MICHAEL, LEFT MONDAY OUT OF BALTIMORE FOR AFGHANISTAN FOR ONE YEAR. TONIGHT WE ARE GOING TO PEASE AND MEET THE PLANE WITH THE TROOPS COMING HOME. IT IS AN HONOR TO DO SO!

Added: August 4, 2010
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As a citizen of the US, I feel it is my duty and priviledge to honor the men and women who choose to put themselves in harms way to defend this great country, and to be one of the first of what I hope will be a sea of grateful faces to welcome them home and thank then for their service and sacrifice.

Added: August 3, 2010
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Thank you Pease Greeters of Portsmouth, NH!

My son will be on his way back to Alaska today. While he was home on leave, he spoke of the nightmare of his trip going from Alaska to Qatar in January of this year...the sole bright light in the whole miserable trip was landing in Portsmouth! You refreshed his mind, body and above all, his soul.

God bless you all.


Added: August 1, 2010
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My Brother Was a Marine

My brother and I grew up in Kennebunk, ME

Jason was in the Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune.
In January of 1984 he visited me in Sarasota, FL while he was on leave.
I was 24, he 22.
For the first time in our lives, we were alone together as adults. No outside influences or parents. None of the usual “typecasting” that occurs when family members get together. The week flew by and before we knew it, was time to head for the airport for Jason to return to base.
We were running late (of course) I pulled up alongside the curb. Jason reached in back to grab his duffle bag. I sat in the driver’s seat. The urge to get out of the car and tell him I loved him was strong. A good solid hug would have been in order too. I brushed off the feeling assuming I’d see him again in a few months. No Big Deal.
That was the last time I saw Jason alive.
That was the ONE time it was just “Us.”
Jason was killed by a car August 4, 1984. They say he died instantly.
I have the flag that was draped on his casket. The Marine funeral was “lovely” what I can remember of it. Pfc. Jason Ronald Boothby LeBarge is buried at the WoodLawn Cemetary, South Portland, ME
I write because I have regrets. I should have told him,
“I Love You” when I had the chance. I should have hugged him.
Do you have regrets? Is there someone in your life NOW who needs “I Love You?” Don’t assume there will be a tomorrow.
Jen
I’d like to hear from you.


Added: July 23, 2010
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I would just like to say how thankful I am that there are people who still care enough and take the time out of their day to support us and say thank you. I remember when I was on my way home from Iraq back in Oct '09 I was looking on my flight itinerary it said Portsmouth, New Hampshire for a schedule stop. I was thinking what in the world was in Portsmouth and why are we stopping to get refueled there. To my surprise when I stepped off the plane on 20 Oct, I found out why we stopped there and I was glad we did. Pease Greeters hospitality goes above and Beyond and I appreciate what is being done there on a regular basis. In my 10 year career so far that was the first time I was ever welcomed home by the American public. Keep it up and I pray we all come home safe and soon.

Added: July 20, 2010
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Wanted to share the latest Miss Willie Brown video with everyone! Very supportive of what you do here!!

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Added: July 19, 2010
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Former Director Standing Tall In Retirement.
Ed Johnson’s service remembered by Portsmouth Herald.

Capt. Ed Johnson, recently retired director of the Pease Greeters, is honored for his service to the Pease Greeters in Monday’s editorial by the Portsmouth Herald. The article states, “from the beginning (in 2005), at the center of the outstanding civic group, the Pease Greeters, stood Ed Johnson, decorated Marine”.

I’ve known Ed since 2007 and stood along side him as he greeted the troops. Ed is a friend and mentor, always giving selflessly of himself and thinking only of the troops.

The Herald story is a reflection of Ed’s time at the helm of the Pease Greeters. I would like to invite everyone to read this story here. http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20100719-OPINION-7190311

Best wishes in your retirement, Ed. See you at the airport. Semper Fidelis.

Allons !

Bob Hersey, Webmaster
PeaseGreeters.org
:)


Added: July 19, 2010
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I thought the Pease Greeters would appreciate how our actions touch people around this country and around the world!

Please check out the logbook of the Privateer Lynx, and especially scroll down to the dates of June 28th and July 7th.

http://www.privateerlynx.com/news/

What do the Lynx and the Pease Greeters have in common??

ANSWER: the 10th Mountain Division!!!


Added: July 18, 2010
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WOOHOO!!! ThankYou all so much. My son just landed, coming home from tour in Iraq. His first text message home to the family was in celebration for all the people there in Portsmouth who welcomed this unit Home!!!!

Added: June 21, 2010
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