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11/10/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
235th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps
The United States Marine Corps, with its fiercely proud tradition
of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending
code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth.”

- Thomas E. Ricks in Making the Corps, 1997
(b. 1955)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    This event repeats each year: - featuring The United States Marine Corps Hymn - featuring Semper Fidelis - featuring The Liberty Bell March - featuring Esprit de Corps - featuring The Washington Post - featuring Bullets and Bayonets

   Semper Fidelis to all you Marines out there from one of your all-time biggest fans!

BONUS #1 - - The United States Marine Corps Hymn - Marine Corps Band

BONUS #2 - - David Letterman Show - "Top Ten Ways the Marines Are Celebrating Their 234th Birthday" - November 10, 2009

HOMEWORK (required viewing):

ASSIGNMENT #1 - - The Few. The Proud. The Marines.

ASSIGNMENT #2 - - The Marine Band plays The Marines' Hymn at the Marine Corps War Memorial, 11/10/07

ASSIGNMENT #3 - - Marine Corps Barracks Washington Evening Parade, 08/31/07


   In other birthday news: We have four Typhoons celebrating their own birthdays today! Happy Birthday to Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57), David Wittan ('57),    Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA, AND    Steve Pullen ('65) of VA!

 Happy Birthday this week to:

12 -   Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL;

14 -   Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND    Timothy of DC (son of    Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA);

15 -    the late Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) of VA (deceased 11/16/07) AND       My Niece, Shari, of VA;

16 -    the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08);

17 - Ronald Creech ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to you all! 

November 10, 1942 - Germany invaded Vichy France following French Admiral François Darlan's agreement to an armistice with the Allies in North Africa.

November 10, 1944 - The ammunition ship USS Mount Hood exploded at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands.

November 10, 1945 - Heavy fighting in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, was celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan).

November 10, 1954 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicated the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington National Cemetery.


Wednesday, November 10, 1965 - Basketball coach
Jamie Dixon was born in Burbank, California.

Wednesday, November 10, 1965 - Racing driver Eddie Irvine was born in Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland.

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":

  This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag of dog food.

Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.

   Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important!

 YIKESARONI-RINI-ROONI!   Grace's ratings have dropped considerably!  The last time I checked Grace had 4117 votes and Dollar had 6721 votes. This just cannot be allowed to continue!!! Y'all "git back to work!"

   The good news is that Grace has just been named the September 2010 People's Choice!

   Vote early, vote often (or at least cast your allotted daily vote)!!! Can anyone out there add Grace to their FaceBook page ?!?

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 11/09/10 - "RE: The Mice Years":

font-style: italic">  Thanks so much, Fred!

I thought you knew. You're the Man with the Memory! I personally have no memory - only mush for brains - and that's on a good day - which this is not!

   Let's just make that page now, shall we?!?

Hello Carol,        Tue. 11-9
Just cleaning out some old correspondence today when I came across the below.  Ralph Wicke (1950) and I had been corresponding about the Mice Years
It seemed to me that it resulted in a newsletter entry. Couldn't find it today.  Also thought it might be in Site Map, but couldn't find  it there either.  Would seem it ought to be there since the question of when the twice-a-year graduation ended comes up frequently.
How's your memory?
Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA

   Thanks so much, Fred!

   I thought you knew. You're the Man with the Memory. I personally have no memory - only mush for brains - and that's on a good day - which this is not!

   Let's just make that new page now: - Brand New Page!

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS: 

Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


1. Thursday, December 2, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

3. Sunday, December 12, 2010 - Noon to 4:00 PM - Holiday Open House at the Chamberlin Lobby - Go see Brownie!

4. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

5. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 08/22/10

BLOG: - updated 10/21/10

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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The United States Marine Corps Hymn

Words: L. Z. Phillips (?) (1919)
Music: Jacques Offenbach from Genevieve de Brabant (1868)

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom 
And to keep our honor clean; 
We are proud to claim the title 
of United States Marine. 

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev'ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes; 
You will find us always on the job--
The United States Marines. 

Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve 
In many a strife we've fought for life 
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes; 
They will find the streets are guarded 
By United States Marines. 

"Marine Corps Hymn" midi courtesy of - um, a long time ago...

"Marine Corps Hymn" lyrics courtesy of - um, also a long time ago...

USMC Birthday Cake Image courtesy of - 11/08/10

Various Marine Corps logos courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL and of the late Herbert Hice of MI.
Thank you, gentlemen!

Animated USMC and Coast Guard Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of - 10/21/10

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

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