Little Man, Marcus, National Anthem singer, INCAMEI September 25, 2019.
Little man, having fun with nature.Four year old.
Little man, Marcus and family
Marcus Alexander Brown was born in 2015, St. Petersburg, Florida. Marcus was given this strong name by his parents Alexander and Oksana. Strength and perseverance are important character traits to instill as we know Marcus was born with no feet and partial arms.
Life proved to be a challenge as the pregnancy was difficult which resulted in a seven day intensive NICU stay. Hope was not lost. In fact admiration and astonishment filled the hearts of everyone he came in contact with.
Although Marcus has physical limitations he has been able to beat all odds. He is going into VPK after passing at the top of his three year old class.
He can do just about anything including cutting with scissors, writing, throwing or catching a ball, fishing, jumping or running at soccer, playing with dinosaurs or hot wheel cars. His smile and positive attitude infects so many people. His kindness has melted hearts. Marcus’s willingness to help others along with his positive disposition has changed and will change lives of many.
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Most small items in the store are .25c, .50c or $1. We have 100s of women's jeans. Most clothing is $2.5, Jeans are $4, T-shirts are $1.5, jackets $5, dresses $5, suits $5, shoes are $3.00, Kids cloths are $1.5 unless marked. Some exceptional clothing may be individually priced.
It will be like going to 50 garage sales in one location and its air conditioned.
Command Master Thomas Keith
Thomas H. Keith was born two days after D Day, June 8, 1944, in Providence Rhode Island. Because Tom’s father was in the Navy he grew up in North Africa, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia.
After finishing high school in 1962.
Tom, age 17, joined the Navy. Thirty one years of active service, twenty nine of those years with the Navy's Underwater Demolition Team 21 and Seal Team Two. Three tours in Vietnam inspiring his book, (he wrote) Seal Warrior, Death in the Dark
Thomas H. Keith, retired as Command Master Chief of Seal Team Two in 1992.
Tom built and ran a full service dive center and deep sea fishing charter service at a resort on the island of Vieques Puerto Rico. Sold it in 2001 and became a deputy sheriff in Monroe County Florida. (Key West)
Resigned after one year and served two years in Iraq and Afghanistan as a contractor for a company out of Tennessee EODT ( Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians ) as an EOD Tech. and security manager.
Now, Tom, is fully retired on the beautiful Saint Johns River in Palatka Florida. Unless of course something really good comes up
About the Author
THOMAS H. KEITH retired as a Command Master Chief with 31 years service in the U.S. Navy, twenty nine years with the Navy's Underwater Demolition Teams and Seal Team Two. During his three tours of duty in the Republic of Vietnam with Seal Team Two, he received two Purple Hearts, three Bronze Stars with combat V for valor, two Navy Commendation medals with combat V for valor, one Navy Achievement metal with combat V for valor, two Presidential Unit Citations and two Navy Unit Citations among his many awards. He devoted 29 years of service to Naval Special Warfare and is still involved in active special operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as a civilian contractor.
J. TERRY RIEBLING has been a shooter and hunter for over forty years and a competitive shooter for over twenty years. He is the winner of the Erskine Caldwell Award in Short Fiction and the author of "Sniper's Eyes." His articles have appeared in numerous firearms and hunting publications.
During the Vietnam era, many of the U.S. Navy SEALS (Sea, Air, Land commandos) never filed for a Purple Heart unless they were severely wounded. Thomas H. Keith, Master Chief, SEAL Team 2, is living proof. He carries a piece of shrapnel behind one lung, a reminder of the day he called in 40 mm mortar fire on the enemy that was trying to catch up to his crew as the crew hauled ass out of the bush. Not only did he never report it, it was never removed—-it just wasn’t serious enough.
SEAL Warrior is the vivid, gritty, transporting memoir of a man destined for combat, a third-generation soldier for whom serving his country was not only an honor, it was tradition. While his grandfathers fought in France, and his father’s position as a U.S. Navy Chief took him all around the world, Tom Keith fought his first war in the jungles of Vietnam.
Fighting a guerrilla war on foreign soil for the first time in American history, the SEALS found that there were no front lines; the enemy was an integral part of the entire society. This atypical form of warfare demanded that new tactics, new strategic applications of force, and a new understanding of a complex social and cultural enmity be found.
SEAL Warrior goes beyond the horror and bravado of battle to offer a deeper insight into the ways in which the SEALs fought, learned, reacted, and expanded their understanding of guerrilla warfare during the Vietnam War. It’s also a personal, riveting account of how one young American survived, and, over time, grew to trust and revere many of those who once had been his enemy.
With America again deeply involved in guerrilla warfare, there is no better time to honor the unique abilities, understanding, and courage of these warriors who sacrificed it all to fight for nothing less than peace.
Praise for Thomas H. Keith, Master Chief, SEAL Team 2, USN (Ret.)
“Tom Keith was, in a phrase, a phenomenon of understatement and over achievement. He was the ‘go-to guy’ within the East Coast SEAL community, and he continues to be ‘gone to’ wherever he hangs his hat or docks his boat. Tom Keith is the man I wish I were.” —Larry Bailey, Captain, USN (Ret.)
“It is a very special breed that can work and function effectively in the most dangerous environments on the planet. Three tours in Vietnam and many other locations around the globe, including Afghanistan and Iraq, and being held in the highest esteem by the guys that were his brothers in arms more than qualifies him as a national hero. It is my privilege to call Tom Keith my friend.” —Steve Schwarzer, master bladesmith
“From his first day in training until his retirement, Tom Keith always put the team first. As a warrior there were a few men that were his equal, but none that worked harder. Tom always let his actions speak for him, and his actions, on and off the field of battle, spoke volumes. Tom never gave anything less than his best, and his best was as good as it gets.” —Rudy Boesch, Command Master Chief, USN (Ret.)
“It has been my pleasure to know and have associated with Thomas Keith for well over forty years. He has been a good friend and steadfast teammate. I say, in his case, ‘still water runs very deep.’ His quiet, calm demeanor works well for him. He participated in and led many dangerous diving missions from Underwater Demolitions Team 21. He did three action-packed six-month SEAL tours in the Rung Sat, Vietnam. He spent perilous years in Afghanistan and Iraq fighting for their freedom. As always, he is the strong leader who commands the utmost respect. As always, he receives admiration while smiling in the face of adversity. As always, he’s the consummate warrior committed to doing the impossible. And, as always, he is quite a professional.” —Tom Blais, Command Master Chief, USN (Ret.)
From the Publisher
An unsentimental personal account of the Vietnam War. With the assistance of magazine writer Riebling, retired SEAL master chief Keith chronicles a tale that's oddly refreshing in its clear-eyed bluntness. The author and his tough-as-nails team had jobs to do, he writes, carrying out missions protecting friendly villages from Viet Cong attacks; they simply did not have time to let the brutal surroundings affect them. The narrative opens with the SEALs surrounded by explosions and tracer fire as they wait to be extracted by helicopter. Keith was not consumed by fear, as most people would be. Instead, he reflected on how the red tracer fire was "as beautiful as any Fourth of July fireworks display" and how lucky he felt to be doing a job he loved. The son of a Navy chief and the grandson of two Army veterans, from an early age Keith dreamed of entering the military, and his determination and skill led him to the elite Navy SEALs. There's little doubt that he was born to be a soldier, as his hard-nosed, complete-the-mission training comes through on every page of this memoir. When one of his soldiers died, he took lessons from the circumstances of the death rather than spend precious time mourning or dwelling on the life-or-death scenarios he faced on a daily basis. Keith's prose leans toward Mickey Spillane-like hyper masculinity-he describes a beautiful woman as having "hit the jackpot" on the "genetic wheel of fortune"-and the author dwells on technical aspects of weaponry to the point of distraction. Nonetheless, he provides a tough, UN philosophical account of the job of war. A direct, dispassionate memoir by one of the Navy's most highly decorated soldiers.
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