Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/25/17
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3 Bombers sent stuff: 
Sally FOLEY ('56)
Wayne MYERS ('62)
Dick SPITALERI ('71)
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BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis SCHODT ('63)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles SOLOMON ('64)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fran TEEPLE ('68)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CANTRELL ('69)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary TURNER ('71)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie NELSON ('77)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leon RICE ('82)

	COLLEGE FOOTBALL - WEEK 13
11/25	11:00 (CENTRAL) OSU(#8) @ MI ~ FOX
11/25	 2:30 (CENTRAL) IRON BOWL - AL(#1) @ Auburn(#6) ~ CBS
		GO AUBURN TIGERS!!
11/25	 6:30 (CENTRAL) @ LSU(#19) vs. Texas A&M ~ SECN 
11/25	 7:00 (CENTRAL) ND(#9) @ Stanford(#20) ~ ABC
11/25	 7:00 (CENTRAL) WSU(#14) @ UW(#15) ~ FOX 

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
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>>From: Sally FOLEY Chapman ('56)

Happy Birthday, Nola DAVEY Meichle ('56) on 11/24. 

-Sally FOLEY Chapman ('56)
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>>From: Wayne MYERS ('62)

Re: One of our own

Not sure you'll see any story like this in the media, as 
they are too busy searching for negative, insulting stories.

	Army Veteran Saw a 'Lone Man' at Arlington on 
	Veterans' Day - Who It Was Defines What It Means
	to Serve America
				-Jenni Fink | Nov 12, 2017

	David Brown/Facebook:
	
	While President John F. Kennedy's Eternal Flame and the
	Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are heavily packed with
	tourists on Veterans' Day, Section 60, where recently
	fallen service members are buried, bore a different
	scene.

	"It wasn't at all crowded. There were maybe a dozen
	visitors scattered throughout the section, each keeping
	to themselves near their loved ones' markers," Veteran
	U.S. Army Sgt. David Brown told Independent Journal
	Review (IJR).

	He wrote on Facebook that he was at Arlington National
	Cemetery visiting two of his friends, one of whom
	"hardened me into a soldier," and the other "helped
	soften me into a leader."

	"Far away from cameras and fanfare," Brown saw a "lone
	man" who he later realized was retired U.S. Marine
	Corps Gen. James MATTIS ('68), who is secretary of 
	defense. At the time, he was surprised to see him at
	Section 60, 	but upon reflection, he told IJR, "I 
	can't imagine anywhere else he'd be on Veterans' Day." 

	An older man, who donned a hat and sweatshirt with
	Marine Corps logos and slogans, approached Mattis,
	shook his hand, and called it an "honor" to meet the
	general. While the father was moved to see him, he
	clarified to Mattis, "I know that's just the kind of
	man you are." 

	Brown explained to IJR that the man had been visiting
	the grave of his son, who was a Marine and told Mattis
	his son considered him "his hero." 

	The general smiled and said something similar to,
	"Well, I think your son is one of mine."

	Brown said the two took some photos and talked for a
	bit, before he shook hands and parted with the father
	saying, "I'm so glad I got to meet you here. My son
	would have loved this."

	After the man returned to his son's marker, Brown
	approached the general and also expressed the honor it
	was to meet him. He explained that he was visiting two
	of his Army friends, with the disclaimer that losing a
	friend isn't as devastating as losing family.

	"Mattis stopped me by putting a hand on my shoulder and
	said, 'It's important that we remember everyone,
	however, we knew them,'" Brown recounted to IJR and
	admitted that it "stunned" him.

	He explained that the general conversed with everyone
	"like an old friend," and never did the majority of the
	talking, but instead chose to listen.

	"He was just as comfortable talking to an Army major in
	dress blues as he was a service member's child, and the
	ability to transition seamlessly from one particular
	type of loss to another is something I've never seen in
	anyone else, military or otherwise," Brown told IJR.

	While the encounter was certainly meaningful to
	everyone he spoke to on Saturday, Brown explained that
	Mattis's actions also have an effect on the military as
	a whole. 

	"I think it's important that the boots on the ground
	feel like there's someone at the top who has their
	backs," he said. "I've always heard that a leader can
	serve the people above him or the people below him, but
	rarely can he do both at once. I think every individual
	service member knows that General Mattis is looking out
	for them first." 

	He added that people in uniform need to be able to
	believe "they have leaders at the highest levels that
	they can trust."

	Brown revealed to IJR that he's been lucky to know
	commanders who are able to "connect on a personal level
	with every soldier," but said, "Gen. Mattis stands
	out."

http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Mye/171125-Gen_Jim_Mattis.jpg

-Wayne MYERS ('62)
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>>From: Dick SPITALERI ('71) 

Happy birthday to Portlandia man-about-town and renowned
Densow's slugger, Gary TURNER ('71). May you ref on until
they hang your Converse All-Stars from the rafters...

-Dick SPITALERI ('71) 
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