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U.S. Marine Corps’ birthday!

Post by Joey0369 » October 23, 2019, 8:37 pm

The United States Marine Corps’ birthday is coming up on November 10th. Any Marines out there care to meet up for a cold one? Crossed posted on Expats Udonthani.



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Post by Joey0369 » October 23, 2019, 9:15 pm

Maybe Brick House 7:00 p.m.?

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Post by sgt » October 26, 2019, 4:08 pm

Four of us were already planning. I'll suggest Brick House. There will be no Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Vientiane this year as apparently the security detail is under staffed. Or maybe they had their budget cut and don't want to say. State Dept. already underfunded.

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Post by Joey0369 » October 26, 2019, 11:08 pm

I have another friend or two, if that venue won’t work, please let me know. Just thinking bar at the Brickhouse, it’s quiet and nice. Around 7:00 on the 10th.

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Post by sgt » October 27, 2019, 5:13 pm

I've chatted with the other 3 I know and it sounds like a go to me. I'll have to taxi in and out because of the police roadblocks and it's only about 15 min. drive. A major reason I don't go to town anymore. I think one of the guys wants to get a cake together also. Brick House is also supposed to have good food.

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Post by Joey0369 » October 28, 2019, 8:14 pm

The Brick House does have good food, I eat there often. So, I guess we’ll all meet up at the bar then, around 19:00. Semper Fi!

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Post by Declan MacPherson » October 29, 2019, 5:42 pm

I had a good friend who was retired USMC and passed away. I was in the military but not a Marine. Could I come to honor his memory?

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Post by sgt » November 3, 2019, 3:31 pm

I guess notification is not working. You are more than welcome, please do.

contact me by pm if you need more. I'll try to check the forum more often.

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Post by Joey0369 » November 4, 2019, 9:02 pm

This will be a great time. Hopefully we can set up a yearly get together, or even more frequently.

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Post by TJ » November 5, 2019, 4:32 am

My best friend was a marine, badly wounded in Vietnam, who took me to the local U.S. VFW spot for a few beers and chats. Nothing fancy about the premises, but I felt comfortable there. I was U.S. Army. Is there a VFW group in Udon Thani. Might I be welcomed there? Just want a beer or three and conversation.

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Post by sgt » November 5, 2019, 6:38 pm

Sir you will be more than welcome. Please come. And yea, a beer or 3 sounds good. VFW POST 10249 vfw10249@gmail.com . They meet monthly. If you are having a problem contacting I will be more than glad to contact for you. There is, unfortunately, no VFW watering hole here. I am, I believe, the only Marine in Post 10249.

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Post by sgt » November 5, 2019, 6:42 pm

Joey, 0369 is your MOS? Hopefully even more frequently.

There are more around, hiding in the woodwork...lol. I've met several up in Nong Khai where I hang out a lot. Aussie Vietnam Vets up there also. Good folks. A quick story, a few months back when Skip, who has me by one year age and time in, and I were in a local pub along with an Aussie Vet when an English guy came in that we both know. Good guy, but wanted to stir the pot so to speak. He said to Skip something like we know your stance on Trump, do you know Wayne's, hint I'm very anti-Trump and he knows. Skip turned to him and said we don't talk politics we are brothers. End of conversation. Always brothers.

Sunday we will have a chance to meet and make contacts that will not be broken with time.

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Post by Joey0369 » November 8, 2019, 10:08 pm

Yes, I was a platoon sergeant, and when we were short a lieutenant, I was a platoon commander for a while. BTW,,,, I’m sure now that it was you that I met with my buddy Pat in Nong Khai. See you on Sunday and Semper Fi!

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Post by sgt » November 9, 2019, 4:56 pm

Yep!

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