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Chaplains Report - Partial Update April 4, 2021
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. As most of you know, I continue to reach out to all our members on our roster and most respond..
I heard from Bob Cicero today and Doni is not doing too well. She has contracted a highly infectious condition and has had to stop her cancer radiation treatments and they are isolating themselves. She sees a Doctor on Tuesday and she may have to undergo another operation. They send their prayers and greetings to everyone and he promises to keep us updated so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers and Carl's life partner Vickie Smith as well. She is currently in Memorial Hospital and being kept heavily sedated. Her prognosis is not good but is surrounded by family.
May our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to all our ailing members and their families including long time detachment member Gerald Humphrey who still suffers from eye problems and other more serious ailments. Also add Carl Manthei to your prayer list as he battles spinal cancer and his love companion Vicki who is currently in Memorial Hospital after small strokes have affected her legs and balance. Praise also be to Doni Cicero who continues to beat the cancer odds and to Robert Cicero who stands tall with her as he too battles health issues. I pray every night for all our comrades and loved ones and bless the Lord that this deadly virus has not taken more of us although we did lose First Sgt. Frank Scott to cancer. His arrangements are still in progress and I am waiting to hear from his family as we make arrangements for his internment at Santa Nella National Cemetery. He will be surely missed.
God Bless you all this Memorial Day and please know I pray for you all as well as Vicki and Doni.
I beg we reach out to any of our Marine Brothers and their families if we have not seen them in awhile and bring comfort to them and make sure they are doing fine or get them the help.
I would like everyone to keep our fellow Marine brothers and sisters in their thoughts and prayers.
God Bless and Semper Fi
"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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