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City Water towers carry the Medal of Honor ribbon

City Water towers carry the Medal of Honor ribbon


Gerald Blankenship Host City Supporter

Gerald Blankenship Host City Supporter

Gerald, standing left, is a great friend of the Medla of Honor Host City Program... having donated the signatures of 144 Medal of Honor Recipients on first day covers for display in Gainesville's City Hall.

Gerald is a good friend of Recipients David McNerney, setaed. Gainesville Mayor Glenn Loch shown right.


Mike, Joanie, David McNerney and Don await other Recipients at DFW

Mike, Joanie, David McNerney and Don await other Recipients at DFW


Don Ballard, Joanie and Steve try DFW's SkyTrain

Don Ballard, Joanie and Steve try DFW's SkyTrain


Dallas-Ft. Worth welcomes John Finn

Dallas-Ft. Worth welcomes John Finn


Don Ballard joins Mr. Finn

Don Ballard joins Mr. Finn


David McNerney shown with friends from the Houston area

David McNerney shown with friends from the Houston area


USO volunteer greets Bob O'Malley

USO volunteer greets Bob O'Malley


O'Malley, Finn, Drew Dix and Ballard join Iraq-bound troops at USO

O'Malley, Finn, Drew Dix and Ballard join Iraq-bound troops at USO


Limo ride to Gainesville

Limo ride to Gainesville


Mr. Finn and Florence setle in for the ride

Mr. Finn and Florence setle in for the ride


First time in decades Mr. Finn dons swabbie headgear

First time in decades Mr. Finn dons swabbie headgear


Our gang joins Mr. Finn

Our gang joins Mr. Finn


Jack Lucas and Tom Schad

Jack Lucas and Tom Schad


Johnny Glass, a great supporter of the Host City with Ballard and McNerney

Johnny Glass, a great supporter of the Host City with Ballard and McNerney


Mr. Finn and Bubba Stik owner, Steve Winters

Mr. Finn and Bubba Stik owner, Steve Winters


Steve and Jack Lucas

Steve and Jack Lucas


Drew Dix and Mr. Finn give the Bubba Stik a try

Drew Dix and Mr. Finn give the Bubba Stik a try


Ruby and Jack Lucas share a laugh

Ruby and Jack Lucas share a laugh


Bob O'Malley joins Don, me, and little Eddie Coyne from Mike Co. 3/1

Bob O'Malley joins Don, me, and little Eddie Coyne from Mike Co. 3/1


Elaine joins Bob and Drew

Elaine joins Bob and Drew


Drew Dix, SF legend

Drew Dix, SF legend


O'Malley, first Marine MOH in 'Nam

O'Malley, first Marine MOH in 'Nam


Mr. Finn and Elaine

Mr. Finn and Elaine


Jack emerges from students' salute

Jack emerges from students' salute


Patriotic choir

Patriotic choir


Doc honored with Lee Elementary artwork

Doc honored with Lee Elementary artwork


DOc and David greet students

DOc and David greet students


Mr. Finn and student

Mr. Finn and student


Florence and Mr. Finn

Florence and Mr. Finn


Jack signs Iwo poster

Jack signs Iwo poster


Jack with our firemen

Jack with our firemen


Jack and Rick Mixon of San Diego

Jack and Rick Mixon of San Diego


Mr. Finn, Pearl Harbor hero

Mr. Finn, Pearl Harbor hero


Finn and Mixon

Finn and Mixon


David and Doc Graham

David and Doc Graham


David and his 40-year-old Army rain coat

David and his 40-year-old Army rain coat


Jack and Mr. Hamburger

Jack and Mr. Hamburger


Bob and Drew

Bob and Drew


Bob greets dinner guests

Bob greets dinner guests


Lynette and daughter Sara

Lynette and daughter Sara


Drew signs...

Drew signs...


All smiles

All smiles


Doc with silent auction winners

Doc with silent auction winners


Bob and our friend Charlie, a great help

Bob and our friend Charlie, a great help


Col. Stone, hero of Korean War

Col. Stone, hero of Korean War


Doc and dinner admirer

Doc and dinner admirer


Jack and young Marines

Jack and young Marines


Very rare plate

Very rare plate


Jack, grand marshal

Jack, grand marshal


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