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chewingthefat

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I was honored to serve today. Pics Mon, 09/6/10 2:59 PM (permalink)
A group of 50 Australian Firefighters, who started at the Santa Monica pier, on 8/11, have run accross the USA, they will end in NY City on 9/11, they were accompanied by some NYFD runners,had lunch here today, they are staying at the Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, about 1/8 of a mile from here. It was all you can eat, all you can drink, courtesy of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, I gave them a super deal on food and beer. Aussies don't have much in the way of BBQ. They were over the top thrilled, said it was easily the best feed so far[maybe they say that to everyone] They gave me 2 plaques, said no other Restaurant guy got one, it really was a thrill. The run is called "Tour of Duty Run", no doubt it will be covered by national media on 9/11. Here are some pics of some of the guys and myself and my placques.
 

 

 
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    Greymo

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    Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Mon, 09/6/10 3:05 PM (permalink)
    Very nice  Tom...................but you forgot to pose in front of the  Roadfood write-up  like we told you to do!
     
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      Nancypalooza

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      Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Mon, 09/6/10 4:22 PM (permalink)
      Very cool Tom!
       
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        agnesrob

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        Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Mon, 09/6/10 4:36 PM (permalink)
        CTF that is so awsome! I will so make it to your place eventually! I know I'll have a good meal!!
         
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          Michael Hoffman

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          Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Mon, 09/6/10 4:50 PM (permalink)
          How terrific is that?
           
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            mayor al

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            Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Mon, 09/6/10 4:53 PM (permalink)
            Double Congratulations to you and the Group. Hosting that would be a real honor, that's for sure...and being in the traveling group would also be very special.
            All in All, A super event.  How'd they like the 'Que??? What meat seemed to be most popular with the Aussie's?
             
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              chewingthefat

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              Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Mon, 09/6/10 5:26 PM (permalink)
              Al,they ate everything, they actually didn't want sides, 1 order of FF, 1 ear of corn, that's it. all the PP, Brisket, ribs, sausage, gone, huge portions, but 1 guy got more Pulled Pork, their plates were 2 lbs. approx. on the first go around. I should have asked them but they seemed delighted with all of it.
              <message edited by chewingthefat on Mon, 09/6/10 5:30 PM>
               
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                chewingthefat

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                Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Mon, 09/6/10 5:27 PM (permalink)
                Greymo


                Very nice  Tom...................but you forgot to pose in front of the  Roadfood write-up  like we told you to do!


                Greymo, you need to be my stage manager!
                 
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                  mayor al

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                  Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Mon, 09/6/10 8:19 PM (permalink)

                   
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                    the ancient mariner

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                    Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Mon, 09/6/10 8:29 PM (permalink)
                    And one guy pointing to the silverware said---"Now, that's a
                    K-N-I-F-E   -----  way to go CTF ------that's some mob to feed.
                     
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                      chewingthefat

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                      Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Tue, 09/7/10 11:30 AM (permalink)
                      Thanks for all the kind comments, much appreciated!
                       
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                        saps

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                        Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Tue, 09/7/10 2:01 PM (permalink)
                        All you can drink beer?!  For Aussies????  They'll never leave.
                         
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                          Foodbme

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                          Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Tue, 09/7/10 3:49 PM (permalink)
                          God Bless Them. Too bad some Americans aren't as Patriotic and committed as they are.
                           
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                            chewingthefat

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                            Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Tue, 09/7/10 5:24 PM (permalink)
                            Tha Australians have always been with us, even in Viet Nam, tough, wonderful, faithful friends, Indeed God bless them.
                            Saps, they are still here!
                             
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                              Michael Hoffman

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                              Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Tue, 09/7/10 7:33 PM (permalink)
                              We had Aussies with us in Korea, too.
                               
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                                mayor al

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                                Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Tue, 09/7/10 7:37 PM (permalink)
                                This thread deserves more attention that it is receiving down here in the off-topic stuff. Tom deserves all the recognition possible for his contribution to this activity.
                                It will now be on the Roadfood News Forum.
                                 
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                                  Michael Hoffman

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                                  Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Tue, 09/7/10 7:54 PM (permalink)
                                  Excellent move Mr. Mayor.
                                   
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                                    mayor al

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                                    Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Tue, 09/7/10 8:03 PM (permalink)
                                    Thank You Michael.
                                    We have always had an NSA/NASA presence in Australia, albeit out in the way remote Outback, where Space Communications and Comm-Intel activities have been running since I was involved with that in the early 1960's. Even with all the cut-backs and changes in those programs the Aussie Stations have maintained their vital link in our world-wide Sig-intel and Space programs.  Thank's to them for generations of friendship.
                                    <message edited by mayor al on Wed, 09/8/10 2:08 PM>
                                     
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                                      Michael Hoffman

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                                      Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Tue, 09/7/10 8:10 PM (permalink)
                                      And the hunting and fishing are pretty darned good, too.
                                      But it's too darned hot when hunting those buffaloes.
                                       
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                                        joerogo

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                                        Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Tue, 09/7/10 8:28 PM (permalink)
                                        Very nice Chewy.
                                         
                                        The Veterans of the Vietnam War, International Headquarters is in my hometown and The Aussie's are very well represented.
                                         


                                         
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                                          chewingthefat

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                                          Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Wed, 09/8/10 12:47 PM (permalink)
                                          Again, Thanks Al, and everyone else!
                                           
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                                            Rusty246

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                                            Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics Wed, 09/8/10 1:04 PM (permalink)
                                            I sure wish I would hear some news coverage here about positive things happening regarding 9/11, all we are hearing about now until?????is this freak Terry Jones.  I feel like turning off all TV's and radio's. He and his congregation are waaaaay to close to me!  Congratulations!
                                             
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