Personal Security Detachment, Headquarters and Support Company, Task Force 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, attached to Regimental Combat Team 2
Hippocrates once said, “Art is long, life is short”.
Cpl. Jeremy David Allbaugh lived a short life. But, he was immortalized recently in acrylics by a Lance Cpl. Jamieson who painted a mural in his honor.
“I feel sad because it is for him, but it makes me happy because I can still do something for him,” said Lance Cpl. Jamieson. “I thought about it during the ceremony in the chapel. I looked up at the stained glass windows and I thought ‘I should do something like that’”.
Along with help from family, a fellow Marine and a Morale, Wefare and Recreation manager, Jamieson had the paint and tools needed.
“I would paint eight or nine hours in the gym and time would fly by,” Jamieson said.
Cpl. Jeremy David Allbaugh, 21 years old from Luther, Oklahoma, was killed by a roadside bomb on July 5, 2007 while conducting combat operations in Qaim, Iraq.
“He believed very strongly in what our country’s doing,” said his mother, Jenifer Allbaugh. “They were doing good things over there, and we don’t see that in the news or media. There’s a lot of progress being made. I wish more people would talk to our boys who are in it and not our politicians because they see it firsthand”.
These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived
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Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My!
Oh No… Silly its…
Bad Kitty Cats Festival Of Chaos presents: Blankets and Pillows and Beds Oh My!
Tigger is so not impressed with playing Dorothy!
So it must be time to move onto the Carnival of Chaos!
Irishcoda tells us to get ready cause today they are hosting The Carnival! Indigo comes out of hiding long enough to say, “Come back on Sunday”!
Cat Blogging: The Carnival is Coming, the Carnival is Coming! posted at This, That & The Other Thing.
CatSynth presents Weekend Cat Blogging: Beds, Pillows and Rain(?) posted at catsynth.com mp3 kitty cat synthesizer music, saying, “We’ve got the cushion/pillow/bed theme covered.” We hope you stay dry!
Tiffany Holley tells us a story, which has to touch your heart. Kitten Rescue posted at Life on the Road: Home Business, Homeschool, and Cats!, saying, “Our four newest additions – orphans recused from fumigation”
Bad Kitty Cats Festival Of Chaos moves to Catsynthnext week.
Thanks to all for your entries, and a special hug to Megan… who was blogjacked, yet carries on!
My Thanks to Kashim and Othello for carrying on the BCK Singers festival! I do so apologise for missing you last nite..
I was tired….whine,whimper….
Samantha and Tigger share a photo of Samantha is using Mom’s mail bin for a bed.
Now its time for a nap!
We are pleased to announce that the Bad Kitty Festival of Chaos will be hosted here tomorrow!
Optional theme is bed or pillows!
Megan being the sweetie she is was concerned that I might not be up to it..
But the Bengal Brats, and TheMasterOfTheUniverse have agreed to roll up their
sleeves/fur and give me a hand sorting thru the chaos!
Katie and Puddy at A Byootaful Life are hosting
WCB, make sure you drop in and say howdy!
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