Skip to comments.911 Tribute from Marines (Baker Company) in Iraq (my title)
Posted on 09/11/2003 8:54:58 PM PDT by Hyacinth Bucket
I found this touching 911 tribute from our troops
(Marine Infantry Battalion - Baker Company)
serving in Iraq from the Cool Our Troops program
The program aims to raise money to be able to
buy these portable mist pumps and send them on to
Iraq to help with cooling off in the desert heat.
Seems like a good cause to donate to for those
looking for a way to help our troops.
Here's the picture and the email from 1stSgt Dave Jobe to the program organizers:
"How are you all doing? The proud warriors of Baker Company wanted to do something to pay tribute to our fallen comrades. So since we are part of the only Marine Infantry Battalion left in Iraq the one way that we could think of doing that is by taking a picture of Baker Company saying the way we feel. It would be awesome if you could find a way to share this with our fellow countrymen. I was wondering if there was any way to get this into your papers to let the world know that "WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN" and are proud to serve our country."
Semper Fi 1stSgt Dave Jobe
God love 'em.
Wow, you are right! I didn't even notice that. Makes the tribute even more powerful and meaningful. Thanks for catching this.
The photo made it on Sean Hannity's website!
Click the link below. Also, please see below another email (also from Hannity's website) telling a little more about the story behind the photo tribute.
Corresponding Letter from Baker Company
From: Mindy Schoenmaker
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 8:54 AM
To: =ALL OFFICE STAFF
Subject: Personal: "We remember" from Iraq
Good morning everyone. I wanted to share this email and photograph with you all. My brother sent this to me from Iraq. The email below explains the photograph. Feel free to pass this along to anyone you like. It is such a good way today to remember all those who paid the ulitmate sacrifice on September 11th as well as those who continue to sacrifice daily to protect our freedom. Thank you for your continued support! -- Mindy
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 04:50:15
I hate mass emails. However, I wanted to share this photograph with all of you at once. The CO and I were talking the other day about taking a picture on September 11th so we could put it in the cruise book when we got home. It was just supposed to signify that we were still in Iraq. I told him I thought it was a great idea but that I thought we should spell out a message and send it to the press. I had a couple of suggestions but this is the one he liked the most. We took the picture on the 9th of September and have sent it via email to every major publisher in the United States. I mean everyone...the NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Time....they all have so maybe someone will print it.
It is in remembrance of those that gave the ultimate sacrafice on September 11th, and the reason that no matter how long we are here we will continue to push and never forget why we serve.
I hope you enjoy. Please feel free to share this with anyone you want. The picture is of my company, Baker Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines. It contains every member of my unit in country...over 160 personnel. The 9- 11 is spelled out in a symbolic tribute to our fallen comrades. The symbolic tribute is an M16 rifle with fixed bayonet inverted into the ground with the Kevlar Helmet resting on top. Old Glory is held by four Marines in the company that lost friends and family from NY on 9-11. The words speak for themselves. Enjoy......
I love and miss you all, and we will be home soon.
I did post a link to Jerez2's pic which JohnHuang2 linked last week (who's on first, lol). I'm glad it's getting wider play. Last week inspired so many good posts we'll be going back to them for weeks, I hope.
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