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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Feb 15 2017 : 9th ENGINEER BN. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION General Instructions The applicant must complete this form. Please answer all questions fully; if the answer is “none”, it should be stated. In a copy of your cover letter, please note the name of your sponsor. Without a valid 9th Engineer. Bn. Assoc. sponsor, your application will not be considered at all. Please PRINT or TYPE. SCHOLARSHIP...

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SERVICES FOR MIKE CUMMINS, SR.
Mar 14 2016 : My father passed away in the company of friends and family at 2:14 am on Friday, March 11th, 2016.   He will be laid to rest on Friday, March 18th, in the VA National Cemetery at Lake Worth with full military honors and color guard.   You are welcome to attend.   You can find specific information and directions at http://mike.cummins.us as well as a guestbook that will be shared...

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2012 NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE
Dec 12 2012 : 2011 NEWSLETTER 12-12-12 NEWSLETTER POSTED ONLINE  : Go to the News Section and select Newsletters and open the 2012 Copy of our current newsletter. Feel free to browse past newsletters also.

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2011 NEWSLETTER
Dec 9 2011 : 2010 NEWSLETTER POSTED ONLINE Dec 13 : Go to the News Section and select Newsletters and open the 2011 Copy of our current newsletter. Feel free to browse past newsletters also.

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2010 NEWSLETTER POSTED ONLINE
Dec 13 2010 : Go to the News Section and select Newsletters and open the 2010 Copy of our current newsletter.  Feel free to browse past newsletters also.

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WELCOME HOME / HISTORY OF THE 9TH ENGINEERS
Nov 10 2010 : Welcome Home!             When invited to give the history of the 9th Engineer Battalion I thought: “Sure, I can do that.  It won’t take but a few minutes.”  That’s true when you look at the basic dates and statistics.  I can probably give you a simple history in about a minute and a half.  But experience...

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CHECK OUT THE LINK FOR THE ARTICLE "ROAD TO THE GRAVEYARD"
Dec 20 2009 : Be sure to go to the links section to read the article "Road to the Graveyard" authored by 9th Engineer Members of B Co. and other Marines and US Army units who were involved.  The link is to a "Marine Corp Gazette" article posted in the recent edition.  Click on the link "2-7-68 Memorial Site".    Semper Fi

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WHAT MAKES A MARINE A MARINE
Nov 14 2009 : WHAT MAKES A MARINE A MARINE Ask a Marine what's so special about the Marines and the answer would be "esprit de corps", an unhelpful French phrase that means exactly what it looks like - the spirit of the Corps, but what is that spirit, and where does it come from? The Marine Corps is the only branch of the U.S. Armed Forces that recruits people specifically to Fight. The Army emphasizes...

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2009 FALL NEWSLETTER / 2010 REUNION REGISTRATION
Nov 12 2009 : The 2009 Fall Newsletter has been posted in the Newsletter section of the website.  Read about the 2010 Reunion in Rochester New York, print out the registration form, read letters from Frenchy Roberge and Herb Shaw, and look over the Treasurer's Report.   Click Here to review all of the 9th Engineer newsletters.   Click here to read the 2009 Fall Newsletter.

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SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
Nov 12 2009 : We've added a new section to the 9th Engineers' links page called Support Our Troops. Right now we've provided links to the Books for Soldiers program, Any Marine, the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and of course the USO. Feel free to send a care package to the troops, and if you know of any organizations that belong in "Support Our Troops", feel free to send those links to Mike...

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HUNDREDS TURN OUT TO SUPPORT FALLEN 9TH ENGINEER
Jun 19 2009 : CWO2 Rick Richardson, Jr, from Sullivan Missouri, killed last week while serving his country in Afghanistan arrived home Thursday afternoon among hundreds of flag-waving supporters.   The local Sullivan Journal reports:   It has been said that dying so that others might live or so that others might have freedom is the ultimate sacrifice. But that is exactly the sacrifice that Sullivan...

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2009 REUNION REPORT
Jun 14 2009 : 2009 REUNION REPORT     A total 66 Marines and their guests gathered for the 9th Engineer Reunion in New Orleans May 27th to the 31st.  The Chateau LeMoyne rolled out the red carpet and a good time was had by all. On Thursday, we had our first official gathering at the U.S. Naval Reserve Headquarters on the West bank.   After a short shuttle bus access problem,...

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FLAG DAY: 232ND BIRTHDAY OF THE US FLAG
Jun 14 2009 : The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'....

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VETERAN'S DAY, 2008
Nov 11 2008 : Today is Veterans Day.  For all those who served, for the families who supported their sacrifice, Thank you.  We are forever grateful, and in your debt. "No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation." -- General Douglas MacArthur "It is the Soldier, not the ministerWho has given us freedom of religion. It is the Soldier, notthe...

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY USMC
Nov 10 2008 : Click Here for the Commandant's Birthday Message: 2008.  You can even watch the video!

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2008 FALL NEWSLETTER
Sep 13 2008 : CHECK OUT THE NEW FALL 2008 NEWSLETTER IN THE LIBRARY!

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2009 HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Sep 13 2008 : The French Quarter Chateau LeMoyne has group rates especially for the 9th Engineers, $84 per nite, valid for booking from 9/11/2008 to 5/27/2009. Just click here to make your reservation!

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NEW WEBSITE - NEW NEWSLETTER - NEW REUNION
Sep 13 2008 : After a long period of time we have decided to change the "look and feel" of our 9th Engineer Battalion Website. We have done this in order to make it easier on our less computer literate members and to allow better access to the search engines to better expose the site to the world. With the old site we have been getting approximately six thousand people a month looking around at our mission statements,...

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ANNUAL FLORIDA PICNIC TO BE IN JANUARY 2009
Sep 2 2008 : Our 3rd annual Florida picnic gathering has been decided upon. This years get together will be on Saturday, January 10th at Noon. The event will be located at Ft. Desoto on the south side of St. Petersburg, Fl. Contact Eric at elk9theg@mchsi.com or call him @ 217-254-4070 or 217-728-7409 home. Directions and suggestions for covered dishes or beverages to bring can be had by contacting Eric or just...

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A CHANCE ENCOUNTER
Jun 14 2008 : May 14, 2008 Day 2: Run For The Wall Participating in Run For The Wall (RFTW) can provide unique experiences for anyone who decides to go on this noble mission, and the opportunity to travel our great nation on a motorcycle will exceed the wildest expectations that you would get from any travel agency. But anyone can travel beautiful America whether you participate with RFTW or decide to go it...

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MARINES JACK OF ALL TRADES
Feb 8 2008 : click here to read an off-site article.
LST STONE COUNTY
Sep 8 2007 : click here to read an off-site article.
WINTER 2006 NEWSLETTER
Dec 31 2006 : click here to read an off-site article.
PRAYER TIES
Dec 17 2006 : Native American Indian's made Prayer Ties by wrapping sacred herbs into a cloth while they prayed to the Great Spirit. Once the Prayer Ties were completed they were burned in a respectful and reverent ceremony, assuring that the prayers the tribe made would be sent up to the heavens and carried to the Creator in the smoke. Each year in the tradition of our Native Americans, Ed "Fingers" Goen...

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2007 SAN DIEGO REUNION REGISTRATION
Dec 12 2006 : 9th Engineer Bn. Association San Diego, Ca Reunion June 27 - July1, 2007 2007 Reunion Reservation Form _____Number of Banquet Tickets (June 30th) @ $50.00 each ______Number of Bus tickets to Camp Pendelton on June 28th @ $20.00 each ______Number of Bus tickets to MCRD San Diego June 29th @ $20.00 each ______________ Total Amount Enclosed for reservations and dues...

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GENERAL HAGEE'S MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY MESSAGE
Nov 9 2006 : click here to read an off-site article.
ENGINEERS BUILDUP IRAQI POLICE HQ
Nov 2 2006 : click here to read an off-site article.
ENGINEERS SWEEP IEDS FROM IRAQ ROADWAYS
Sep 9 2006 : click here to read an off-site article.
RUN FOR THE WALL (OR) HARRY'S AT IT AGAIN
Apr 13 2006 : Run for the Wall VVA785 2006 Website by Mustang, Thu April 13, 2006 Orange County, California - April 13, 2006 - Vietnam veteran and former 9th Engineer, Mike Cummins, came up with a great idea - Develop an internet web site to chronicle the stories, experiences, and pictures of the 9th Engineer Battalion Vietnam veterans and members of Orange County, California Chapter 785 of the Vietnam Veterans...

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THE LONG AND LONELY ROAD
Nov 17 2005 : The long and lonely road By Harry P. Parmer "Each face will lose his name, and time will not defer, but there will always be the bond between what we are, and where we were. ~ Ned Broderick~ The deck slowly leaned to port as I walked to the galley. We had been at sea for fourteen days since leaving the Marine base at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, but we were now getting close to our final destination....

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GHOSTS - THEY EXIST
Jul 28 2005 : Ghosts - they exist By Harry P. Parmer Ghosts ... do they really exist? In our childhood most of us had our own thoughts about things that go bump in the night. As a boy growing up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania I remember the Saturday afternoon matinees that showed scary movies like Dracula and The Werewolf. But after graduating from high school in 1964 I gave little thought about ghosts and...

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LETTERS FROM HOME
Jul 28 2005 : If the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? (I Corinthians 14:8) LETTERS FROM HOME By Harry P. Parmer The 120-degree heat hit us in the face as we disembarked from the Air Force C-141 at Bahrain's Sheik Isa air base. Fourteen days had passed since Saddam Husseian ordered his army into Kuwait and as his soldiers now massed along Kuwait's southern borderthey...

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MARINE FOR LIFE PROGRAM
Apr 24 2005 : click here to read an off-site article.
9TH ENGINEER SUPPORT BATTALION
Feb 27 2005 : click here to read an off-site article.
REMEMBERING THE MIA ON MEMORIAL DAY
Feb 5 2005 : In times of warfare, often during retreat, individual American Indian warriors of many tribes would "stake" themselves to the ground with a lance or arrow by piercing a vein and then sticking the lance or arrow into a red "sash" of blood on the ground, so they could not move. They would remain "staked" to the ground and would fight until death or capture to give time for their comrades to escape....

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9TH ENGINEERS SUPPORT TSUNAMI VICTIMS
Jan 13 2005 : Engineer units helping to rebuild South Asia's infrastructure By Fred Zimmerman, Stars and Stripes Pacific edition, Thursday, January 13, 2005 UTAPAO, Thailand - While providing relief to those in need after the tsunami that struck South Asia on Dec. 26 is critical, so too is creating better access to remote areas and beginning to clean up. Various engineer units are helping to improveland...

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2004 REUNIUON, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Jun 10 2004 : For those of you who missed it, it was a fantastic time. It was my first reunion, so it was very special to me. We got to make new friends and renew old aquaintences, peolple I hadn't see in 36 years, but had thought of often. If you can make the next one, 2006, it will be held in Savannah Ga. Check back for the next newsletter for all the details of 2004, and information on 2006. Semper Fi to...

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MAY 23RD, 1968, MARKS SECOND ANNIVERSARY IN VIETNAM
Jun 1 2004 : CHU LAI - "One of the primary reasons for the United States being in Vietnam is to help rebuild the nation," commented LtCol. WE. Perea (Clif¬ton, Ariz.). To help fulfill this mission, Col. Perea directs a task force of over 1,000 highly trained 9th Engineer Bn. Marines operating more than $10 million worth of equipment. Highway engineers maintaining 47 miles of road anywhere in the States wouldhave...

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DELTA COMPANY ROSTER
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DELTA COMPANY ROSTER # 2
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LIVING PHOTO ALBUM
May 2 2004 : Coming shortly to our site will be the addition of new tools accesable to the members only. Very shortly you will be able to post your own photograhs and edit and credit them accordingly. My son, Michael, has been working on programing this ability for several months now, and it is all coming together. Stay tuned and check back often, as the site will be undergoing radical changes prior to ourreunion...

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