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To the families and friends of First Battalion, Sixth Marines;
This holiday season seemed like the perfect time to stop and thank you all for your continued support of the Marines and Sailors in 1/6. They are doing a tremendous job and continuing to make a difference every day. FOX news reported our Marines as saying "they are there to win."
The Marines take pride in taking care of their own and I must say it is obvious among you all that Marine families take care of Marine families. I applaud each member in this battalion and on this chat for taking care of one another. Some commands shy away from having a chat site attached to their home page. Chat sites do have the potential to create various problems, but really, it is what the members make it and you all have made it an incredible support network! Thank you for doing such!
I thank you too for the generosity you have shown us throughout this deployment. Our stockings were filled faster than Santa could have done it himself! The Marines will enjoy having them on Christmas day. Thanks also to those of you purchased our 1/6 "Chow Time" Cookbooks. They are beautiful and will be "a great piece of gear" to have in the kitchen not to mention a nice keepsake for 1/6 families. (We still have plenty more if you would like to have one!) I also thank those of you who have contributed to the "Hearts and Flowers" fund. We are using that money to send flowers to the families of the fallen Marines and Sailors. Any left over monies will be used to have their portraits framed for their families which will be given at our battalion Memorial Service. Thank you again for your generous contributions.
Here's wishing each of you a Happy Holiday. It is a special time of year but a tough time as well having to spend it separated from our loved ones. I ask that each of you continue to support each other through the holidays and throughout this deployment. Let's remember too the families of the wounded and fallen Marines and Sailors and strive to lead our lives in such a way that we honor the sacrifice
of those who gave their own for us.
God bless you and yours during this holiday season and into the New Year!