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Re: Re: [Katrina/Marines

He's his mother's son m'dear. Yes he is on many lists. I told my supervisor
Ed (27 year Marine vet) today. He grimaced at the thought, but said he'll be
fine. And this man did 4 tours in Nam.

 On 9/1/05, Jesse Bell <silverhawk@flash.net> wrote:
> o.k., now I'm choked up. That really touched me. I am printing this
> e-mail out, along with the others and sending it to my son. He has a
> really soft heart so this will mean a lot to him. He knows about this
> group. Anytime anybody in his platoon needs something, he calls me and
> says, "Mom, do that thing you do, or ask your group to keep this person
> in your prayers".
> Thanks so much.
> Jesse
> Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com> wrote:
> Jesse,
> I passed your email to some of my friends, including our former Associate
> Pastor. Barbara wrote, in part, " Just as God was/is there for all those
> people who died, are with out a home, and need to know someone cares and
> that there is HOPE. Jesse's son and his men will be that HOPE in a
> hopeless
> situation. " Barbara now has her own church, and has added him to her new
> church's prayer tree.
> Folks in our church are also praying for him. One of the men I serve with
> on
> the board of trustees, a former Marine, wrote "it's horrible to see the
> photos, and to think of the tasks in front of this young man...he'll do
> fine
> though. God bless."
> Please let your son know how much people care and are praying for him, his
> platoon, and the folks involved in this disaster.
> d
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jesse Bell"
> To:
> Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 10:50 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Re: [Katrina/Marines
> > Oh you all...my son called me tonight. There is a 95% chance that he
> > will be stationed over in New Orleans within the next few days. He
> > drives one of those amphibian vehicles that go from land to water. His
> > Marine platoon is being called in to help pick up the dead bodies,
> > rescue those that are left, stop the looters and gangs and help move the
> > people from the superdome to the astrodome. He was just beside himself.
> > He's 18 and has never been in a disaster zone like this. He said, "mom,
> > there are women and children...and BABIES that I'll have to pick up...I
> > don't know if I can do this". And in the next breath he was saying,
> > "it's my job, I'll do whatever I need to do to help them, this is just
> > horrible". I just wanted to cry. He said, "mom, please ask your friends
> > to pray for me and my buddies. Not only is this hard to do, but we need
> > protection. The gangs and looters out there are shooting at
> > anybody...Americans should not be the "enemy" here". So I'm asking you
> > all to
> >
> > keep New Orleans and the folks trying to help them in your prayers. This
> is just so sad.
> >
> > Jesse
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Pam Evans
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