User Tag List

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 42

Thread: Memorial Day 5/26 2014 Daily FCB Morning thread...

  1. #1
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Near Philly, PA
    Posts
    30,676
    Mentioned
    100 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Memorial Day 5/26 2014 Daily FCB Morning thread...

    Have never started one, but hopefully Dave and Barry have Off today. It's 4AM here, with great weather in the Forecast.

    Just wanted to make sure everyone sees that [MENTION=2659]tpeichel[/MENTION] hooked me up with 2 cards to finish up a set. Thank you sir!

    And to wish everyone a Fantastic holiday! Personally, I'm taking little man to see X-Men 3D later.

    While it's a great day for grilling, chilling and unofficial start of summer activities, we also need to remember the approximately 1.3 Million who have lost their lives in military Service of our Country...
    Last edited by gt2590; 05-26-2014 at 04:17 AM.
    Don't forget to use the FCB Link when buying on eBay!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Hendersonville, Tn.
    Posts
    3,094
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks to everyone that has served in our military. I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day. Be safe.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Yanks2151's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    3,224
    Mentioned
    52 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good Morning! Have a great Memorial Day!

    This is the ship I lived on 1990-1993. The USS Chosin CG-65. Although I think of every man and woman who have given their lives for our freedom there is a special place in my heart for the Marines in Korea "The Chosin Few"



    USS CHOSIN is named in commemoration of the First Marine Division’s breakout from a Chinese Communist encirclement at the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War in the bitter winter of 1950. Historians term the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir as the most savage battle of modern warfare. It is compared to Tarawa, the bloodiest battle of World War II.

    The battle of Chosin was fought in the mountains of North Korea, near Manchuria. It pitted about 15,000 allied ground troops, mostly elements of the U.S. First Marine Division, a regimental combat team of the U.S. Army’s Seventh infantry Division, and elements of the British Royal Marines against 120,000 Chinese Communists in 10 Divisions who had been ordered to annihilate them “to the last man.” Following the landing at Inchon and the seizure of Seoul, Korea, in September 1950, the First Marine Division reembarked on amphibious ships and transferred to the east coast of Korea. Landing at Wonson, the Fifth and Seventh Marines were sent to Hamhung to prepare for the advance on the Yalu. The First Marines initially remained near Wonson.

    In November 1950, eight of those Chinese Communist Divisions struck the First Marine Division. Major General Oliver P. Smith ordered the Marines to reverse direction and overcome the Communist roadblocks. The attack in the new direction - the breakout - continued for 13 days until Marines linked with Army troops in the Hungnam perimeter.

    By December, the Division had closed to Hungnam after a deliberate and calculated withdrawal, one that cost the enemy an estimated 25,000 dead as opposed to 730 Marines killed. Skillful troop leadership and stubborn determination enabled the Marines to avert disaster that at first seemed inevitable.

    The survivors were a part of that special day when our crew first manned the rails on her first day:
    The survivors of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir are known as "The CHOSIN Few".

  4. #4
    Featured Contributor
    Collector Showcase
    Senior Member
    AmishDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ely, MN
    Posts
    12,355
     AmishDaveArcher
    Mentioned
    154 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nope, not off today.

    Rained a little last night. Not as much as I would've liked to have seen.

    Most folks know how I feel about Veterans, so, I'll be short; if you see one, sincerely thank one.


    The BEST Josh Johnson collection you'll ever see

    JJ count: Total Cards: 2,443 Autographs = 886, 1/1's = 125, Patches = 228, Jerseys = 209, Buttons = 2 and MLB Logoman = 1

    Also collecting: Dennis Northcutt, Titus Young, Bilal Powell, Josh McCown, T.J. Graham, Gino Guidugli, A.J. Vanegas, Tony Zych, Philip Pfeiffer & Mike Sims-Walker.

    Trade list linkage

  5. #5
    Senior Member Hawk8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    8,249
    Mentioned
    561 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good morning everyone. On my way to my part time job and closing at my full time job, going to be a long day. Hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day!
    Want to buy anything Andre Dawson - Twitter @The8Hawk8
    159,911 Total Cards, 4,181 Different Cards, 1,098 Autographs, 355 1/1s, 174 RCs, 373 Graded, 187 Packs, 6 Buttons, 1,282 Mem Cards, 2,666 SN Cards
    28 Cameos, 206 Mentions, 337 Checklists
    Also collecting Drew Brees with my son

  6. #6
    Junior Member Hakuna Machado's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    155
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good Morning and Happy Memorial Day to everyone. I hear the birds chirping outside my window of my bedroom so I know it is going to be a beautiful day. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and Corn on the Cob on the grill today. Yum

  7. #7
    Senior Member tramers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    hickory nc
    Posts
    19,389
     tramersfoulball
    Mentioned
    221 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just didn't start this morning .
    I worked with a Marine that was a POW in Korea - 100 plus captured 6 returned .

  8. #8
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Near Philly, PA
    Posts
    30,676
    Mentioned
    100 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My cousin was one of the very few POWs in the first desert exercise. Still has effects from it, but overall is fine and was able to make way up to his own Command...
    Don't forget to use the FCB Link when buying on eBay!

  9. #9
    Senior Member clarkzac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    8,606
     zc3009
    Mentioned
    346 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good morning. Going in to work 2 hours earlier than normal today. For those of you who don't know, or those that need a refresher, I work at a veterans cemetery. I'm supposed to have today off, but was asked to work. Didn't want to wake up, but it will all be worth it.

  10. #10
    Senior Member tramers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    hickory nc
    Posts
    19,389
     tramersfoulball
    Mentioned
    221 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  11. #11
    Senior Member Juan Gris's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    2,124
     juangris311
    Mentioned
    95 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good morning and thank you to our FCB veterans!
    Always Looking For Adam Dunn Autograph Cards, 1/1's And Game Used Bats!

  12. #12
    Senior Member tramers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    hickory nc
    Posts
    19,389
     tramersfoulball
    Mentioned
    221 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If I see a Vet wearing part of his uniform at stadium I will thank them . Many times it shocks them that someone will do this . When I have an extra baseball and I see they are disabled with kids I will give or get one for them .

    Last edited by tramers; 05-26-2014 at 08:02 AM.

  13. #13
    Senior Member olerud363's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    3,187
     olerud363
     @olerud363
    Mentioned
    75 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good morning.

    Happy Memorial Day to all you guys south of the border.

    - Rodrick
    Collecting John Olerud cards and memorabilia.
    My hobby website: www.cardboardcorner.weebly.com

    Thanks to JBel4331 for the awesome custom signature and avatar!

  14. #14
    Senior Member tramers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    hickory nc
    Posts
    19,389
     tramersfoulball
    Mentioned
    221 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by olerud363 View Post
    Good morning.

    Happy Memorial Day to all you guys south of the border.

    - Rodrick

  15. #15
    Senior Member 69MetsFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Panama City, Florida
    Posts
    12,304
     d3a3l3e3
    Mentioned
    75 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good morning all!
    While you're enjoying the day, remember those who gave all.
    My Bucket
    I'm currently looking for '69 Topps Mets buy backs.


Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •