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Re: OT Remembering 9/11/01

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 inIraq.* 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 theUnited States.* I mean everyone...the NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Time....they all have so maybe someone will print it.*

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It is in remembrance of those that gave the ultimate sacrafice on Septtember 11th, and the reason that no matter how long we are here we will continue to push and never forget why we serve.

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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......

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I love and miss you all, and we will be home soon.

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Drew

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