"Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war ... he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge ..." Psalm 144: 1 - 2
Chaplains Report April 17th, 2020
Dear fellow Marines,
I pray all your families and loved ones are staying safe during this pandemic and no one you know has caught the COVID-19 virus. I also hope everyone had a decent Easter despite the restrictions which have been placed upon us. As most of you know, I recently reached out to all our members on our roster and most of you have responded. Some, I have yet to hear from and is one of the reasons I have taken so long to post this.
Great news is most everyone I reached by phone, email and social media had nothing bad to report. Most of our brethren, their families and friends, are healthy and doing well. The best thing about my health and wellness checks is I got to talk to a few of our members no one has seen or heard from in a long time and a few said they would try to make a meeting. The sad thing is our roster is failing in that several numbers are no longer valid or in service so I have no idea of their status.
I would like everyone to keep our fellow Marine brothers and sisters in their thoughts and prayers, especially Frank Scott who has developed another cancer tumor but is still in great spirits and his shingles problem has diminished. Gerald Humphrey is also doing fine, but is still healing from his partial foot amputation. Bob Cicero’s wife Doni has had to undergo some tests but I have not heard yet what the results were.
Although Frank Dibartiolo still has vision problems in one eye, he is in great spirits because his partner Peggy was released from a rehab center after a long stint there and in Oak Valley Hospital from her health issues. Also, please keep Jerry Sarkovics and his wife Suzy in your prayers as she continues to have health issues, as does Richard Sylvester’s partner Lynn. Hopefully we will have a meeting in May, but till then everyone continue to follow the quarantine guidelines and stay healthy.
"The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!" ..... Eleanor Roosevelt
"To observe a Marine is inspirational, to be a Marine is exceptional" ..... GySgt Charles F. Wolf Jr.
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