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chewingthefat
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I was honored to serve today. Pics - Mon, 09/6/10 2:59 PM
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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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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Mon, 09/6/10 3:05 PM
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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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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Mon, 09/6/10 4:22 PM
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Very cool Tom!

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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Mon, 09/6/10 4:36 PM
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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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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Mon, 09/6/10 4:50 PM
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How terrific is that?

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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Mon, 09/6/10 4:53 PM
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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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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Mon, 09/6/10 5:26 PM
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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.
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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Mon, 09/6/10 5:27 PM
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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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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Mon, 09/6/10 8:19 PM
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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Mon, 09/6/10 8:29 PM
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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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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Tue, 09/7/10 11:30 AM
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Thanks for all the kind comments, much appreciated!

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

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

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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Tue, 09/7/10 5:24 PM
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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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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Tue, 09/7/10 7:33 PM
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We had Aussies with us in Korea, too.

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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Tue, 09/7/10 7:37 PM
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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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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Tue, 09/7/10 7:54 PM
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Excellent move Mr. Mayor.

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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Tue, 09/7/10 8:03 PM
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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.
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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Tue, 09/7/10 8:10 PM
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And the hunting and fishing are pretty darned good, too.
But it's too darned hot when hunting those buffaloes.

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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Tue, 09/7/10 8:28 PM
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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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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Wed, 09/8/10 12:47 PM
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Again, Thanks Al, and everyone else!

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Re:I was honored to serve today. Pics - Wed, 09/8/10 1:04 PM
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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!