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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:14 pm 
Hawkeye

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Wyandot Jim wrote:
6GUNSONLY wrote:
My dad was a Navy man and I remember him singing the Naval hymn to me on many occasions. I used to love to lay by him at night when I was a little boy and get him to tell me stories about when he was in the Navy. He was on a tin can, Atlantic Fleet, and his daily job was the ship's store. His battle station was on the depth charges. He's been gone 10 years now, I still miss him.

Apologies for the thread drift. Just got me thinking...


I for one don't see where an Apology is need when speaking about a dedicated American

I agree, since it caused me to think of my father, a Master Sergeant, who raised my brother and I like he was still in the Army. He was a good man!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:07 pm 
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Fox Mike wrote:
The US Marine hymn speaks of "the shores of Tripoli". By that one would believe that a major Marine force had raided Triploi. Actually there were only eight (8) Marines and about five hundred (500) mercinaries in that raid. Granted they did fight other battles while there but most were aboard ships. Not knocking the Corp, just posting fact.


You left out a few facts. The Marines were a 1st Lieutenant, Presley O'Bannon, a sergeant and six enlisted men. The mercenary army was composed of Greek Orthadox Christians and Muslisms. They had to march across 500 miles of desert and at times were down to "...a handful of rice and two biscuits a day". The different parts of their "army" mutinied at different times during their journey. After arriving in Derna, O'Bannon, his Marines and 50 Greek gunners captured a battery of cannon. The good lieutenant raised Old Glory over the battery, which was the first time the US flag had ever flown over land in the Old World.

There is a lot more details involved in the story dealing politics, but the above summarizes the role of the Marines in Tripoli.

Here is the link to Wikipedia, which corresponds closely with my Marine Corps history references:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Derna_(1805)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:46 pm 
Hawkeye

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Wyandot Jim wrote:
Camptown Racers. :wink:
The only way an 6-8 year old kid could be racist is if his parents told him to be :(


I wonder how many people had never heard The Camptown Races until the movie Blazing Saddles came out?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:18 am 
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Rick Courtright wrote:
Wyandot Jim wrote:
Camptown Racers. :wink:
The only way an 6-8 year old kid could be racist is if his parents told him to be :(


I wonder how many people had never heard The Camptown Races until the movie Blazing Saddles came out?

Rick C


I was living in Maryland with my granny while I was in grade school. My music teacher taught us a lot of folk songs, including those written by Stephen Foster. We also sang Dixie and The Battle Hymn of the Republic. This was in the '60s. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:23 pm 
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Location: Wesley Chapel, Florida
Swanee River
Song by Bing Crosby
Lyrics
Way down upon the Swanee River,
Far, far away.
That's where my heart is yearning ever,
Home where the old folks stay.
Way down upon the Swanee River,
Far, far away-hey.
Wo, that's where my heart is yearning ever,
Home where the old folks stay.
All up and down the whole creation,
Sadly I roam.
I'm a still a-longin' for the old plantation,
Oh, for the old folks at home.
Ah-oh-oh!
Oh, my my!
Well, way down upon the Swanee River,
Far, far away-hey.
Wo, that's where my heart is yearning ever,
Home where the old folks stay.
All up and down the whole creation,
Sadly I roam.
I'm still a-longin' for the old plantation,
And for the old folks at home.
All the world is sad and dreary,
Ev'rywhere I roam.
Oh, darkies, how my heart grows weary,
Far from the old folks at home
Far from the old folks at home
Far from the old folks at home
Far from the old folks at home.
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Stephen Collins Foster / David Buttolph / Charles Maxwell

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