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Little Known Story

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by robin303, May 27, 2012.

  1. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    This is little-known story from the Pentagon on 09/11/2001:

    During a visit with a fellow chaplain, who happened to be assigned
    to the Pentagon, I had a chance to hear a first-hand account of an
    incident that happened right after Flight 77 hit the Pentagon.

    The chaplain told me what happened at a daycare center near where
    the impact occurred. This daycare had many children, including
    infants who were in heavy cribs. The daycare supervisor, looking at
    all the children they needed to evacuate, was in a panic over what
    they could do. There were many children, mostly toddlers, as well
    as the infants that would need to be taken out with the cribs.
    There was no time to try to bundle them into carriers and
    strollers. Just then a young Marine came running into the center
    and asked what they needed. After hearing what the center director
    was trying to do, he ran back out into the hallway and disappeared.
    The director thought, 'Well, here we are-on our own.'

    About 2 minutes later, that Marine returned with 40 other Marines
    in tow. Each of them grabbed a crib with a child, and the rest
    started gathering up toddlers. The director and her staff then
    helped them take all the children out of the center and down toward
    the park near the Potomac and the Pentagon. Once they got about 3/4
    of a mile outside the building, the Marines stopped in the park,
    and then did a fabulous thing - they formed a circle with the
    cribs, which were quite sturdy and heavy, like the covered wagons
    in the Old West. Inside this circle of cribs, they put the
    toddlers, to keep them from wandering off. Outside this circle were
    the 40 Marines, forming a perimeter around the children and waiting
    for instructions. There they remained until the parents could be
    notified and come get their children.

    The chaplain then said, "I don't think any of us saw nor heard of
    this on any of the news stories of the day. It was an incredible
    story of our men there. There wasn't a dry eye in the room. The
    thought of those Marines and what they did and how fast they
    reacted; could we expect any less from them? It was one of the most
    touching stories from the Pentagon."

    Remember Ronald Reagan's great compliment: "Most of us wonder if
    our lives made any difference. Marines don't have that problem."

    God Bless the USA , our troops, and you.

    If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and
    appreciation for the military, please pass this on and pray for our
    men and women who have served and are currently serving our country
    and pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.
     
  2. jlprtr

    jlprtr CLM

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  3. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    I had a feeling. Any time a so-called little known story like this comes out that deals with a combination of

    A) 9/11

    B) The US military

    C) Anti-muslim sentiment


    it's almost always BS. Makes for a nice story, though.


    I've often wondered, though: who writes these things? :dunno: