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|Thread Admin: Pappa Jim(37-1-0)||Post#1 - Posted: 05/28/2007 at 10:55:56|
"I love it," she said. "I'm really impressed with it, and I think Joh n would be happy with the vehicle He would have a big smile on his face because he loved Hummers."
Karla Comfort gave Powell basic instructions on what to include in the paint job. But in addition to the image of her son in Dress Blues and the faces of the nine other Marines, there were several surprises. "He put a lot more on than I expected," she said "I think my favorite part is the heaven scene."
On the left side of the vehicle, a detail of Marines are depicted carrying their fallen comrades through the clouds to t heir final resting place. The American flag drapes across the hood, the words, "Semper Fi" crown the front windshield and the spare tire cover carries the same Eagle Globe and Anchor design that her son had tattooed on his back.
"All the support I have been getting is wonderful," she said.
Karla Comfort decided to move back to her hometown of Portland, and making the cross-country trip from Arkansas was a way for her to share her son's story. It's also her way of coping with the loss.
"Along the way I got nothing but positive feedback from people," she said. "What got to me was when people would salute the guys (Marines). It's hard to look at his picture.
I still cry and try to get used to the idea, but it's hard to grasp the idea that he's really gone."
|Thread Admin: Pappa Jim(37-1-0)||Post#2 - Posted: 05/28/2007 at 10:58:07|
|Thread Admin: Pappa Jim(37-1-0)||Post#3 - Posted: 05/28/2007 at 11:00:55|
|Anyone who has pictures of other vehicles like this can send them to me and I will add them to this thread.|
|Buyer: 5thcommjarhead(36-0-0)||Post#4 - Posted: 05/29/2007 at 15:44:37|
|Jim - The scene of the Marines carrying the fallen hero to Heaven is the last break he's going to get, because he's now been transferred to Marine Guard Detachment, Heaven. It's right there in the Marine's Hymn because we Leathernecks have a special relationship with the Almighty. The last lines of the Marine's Hymn go:
"If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven's scenes
They will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines."
An old Navy CPO died and somehow got into Heaven, but he told St. Peter that he wasn't gong to stay if there were any Marines there. St. Peter assured him there weren't any, but the Chief wanted to be sure. He saw none for blocks and blocks as he strolled along with with nary a Marine in sight, but he finally rounded a corner and there was this crusty old fellow with a cigar stuck in his mouth, a bottle of whiskey in his hand, and a campaign cover with the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor perched jauntily on his melon. The Chief stormed back to the Pearly Gates and told St. Peter what he had seen.
St. Peter replied, "Oh, that's God. He just thinks He's a Marine!"
|Former Seller: OLD RATTLER(147-0-0)||Post#5 - Posted: 05/29/2007 at 19:02:13|
|Former Seller: OLD RATTLER(147-0-0)||Post#6 - Posted: 05/29/2007 at 22:25:32|
|Former Seller: OLD RATTLER(147-0-0)||Post#7 - Posted: 05/30/2007 at 22:18:10|
|Thread Admin: Pappa Jim(38-1-0)||Post#8 - Posted: 05/31/2007 at 12:02:43|
|Former Seller: Kan Do Arms(70-0-0)||Post#9 - Posted: 05/31/2007 at 17:28:34|
|(no avatar)||DID HE GET A NEVEROUS FINGER?|
|Former Seller: OLD RATTLER(147-0-0)||Post#10 - Posted: 05/31/2007 at 19:20:01|
|(no avatar)||Naw; Just could not think of the right thing to say to THE JARHEAD on this good thread.
I did not appreciate his bad flavor joke on this thread , but anything I could say would add to the desicration of what this thread should stand for.
My time will come . I will get him later.