THE DAILY SEVEN
A monthly newsletter for the Tri-City Young Marines, their parents, and our supporters.
We are fortunate to have a wide variety of parents and supporters out there that are looking for an opportunity to help us grow stronger. In the very near future, the TCYM are going to need to purchase new camping equipment, especially tents. Some of the tents we are using now are actually some of the original tents that we purchased when this unit began…over 20 years ago! They have served us well, but through repeated use, the tents start ripping and the zippers especially get worn out. What I am looking for is someone who may have a contact or relationship with a sporting goods store that can either donate new tents or give us a discount on the purchase of new tents. Is there a parent out there that has such contacts? If so, please give me a call and I will explain in more detail what we are looking for. Thanks! J. L. Carlyle
Best wishes go out to those Young Marines that are celebrating their birthday this month.
April 14 – YM Rec. Shuman
April 17 – YM Cpl. S. Sanchez
April 19 – YM PFC. Morley
It is okay to bring treats (like cupcakes) to a meeting to help celebrate your Young Marine or Recruits birthday. Please bring napkins or forks/plates if dessert warrants something other than a napkin.
“There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.”
MEDAL OF HONOR HEROS
Cpl. Dakota Meyer
“When the forward element of his combat team began to be hit by intense fire from roughly 50 Taliban insurgents dug-in and concealed on the slopes above Ganjgal village, Corporal Meyer mounted a gun-truck, enlisted a fellow Marine to drive, and raced to attack the ambushers and aid the trapped Marines and Afghan soldiers. During a six hour fire fight, Corporal Meyer single-handedly turned the tide of the battle, saved 36 Marines and soldiers and recovered the bodies of his fallen brothers. Four separate times he fought the kilometer up into the heart of a deadly U-shaped ambush. During the fight he killed at least eight Taliban, personally evacuated 12 friendly wounded, and provided cover for another 24 Marines and soldiers to escape likely death at the hands of a numerically superior and determined foe.”
“On his first foray his lone vehicle drew machine gun, mortar, rocket grenade and small arms fire while he rescued five wounded soldiers. His second attack disrupted the enemy’s ambush and he evacuated four more wounded Marines. Switching to another gun-truck because his was too damaged they again sped in for a third time, and as turret gunner killed several Taliban attackers at point blank range and suppressed enemy fire so 24 Marines and soldiers could break-out. Despite being wounded, he made a fourth attack with three others to search for missing team members. Nearly surrounded and under heavy fire he dismounted the vehicle and searched house to house to recover the bodies of his fallen team members.”
DON’T FORGET TO KEEP US INFORMED
As a reminder to all of our Young Marines and Parents, if you would like to see more pictures of the Tri-City Young Marine activities, log onto our web site at TCYM.US. Mr. Roger Bowman keeps the site up to date with all the schedule changes and information that you need to know. He also has pictures of some of our activities dating back quite a few years.
If you change addresses or phone numbers, please let us know by requesting one of our update forms. Numerous times I have attempted to call parents or Young Marines, only to find that the phone number you have listed is no longer in service. In addition my squad leaders are having difficulty reaching their Young Marines to pass along information.
Our Unit is run by volunteers. We cannot survive without the assistance of you! We have to rely on volunteers to help us provide a quality program for your Young Marine. It seems as though the same few parents are carrying the load for the whole Unit. We must improve in this area. To become a volunteer, please contact Mr. Carlyle to get an application form. Then simply fill out the application and return it to him as soon as possible. Filling out and submitting this form will not require you to attend all the meetings and functions, but will allow us to utilize you to help supervise at YM functions when the need arises.