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Operation Prayers and Letters for Injured Marines
November 26, 2009
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Operation PAL™ Marine at the White House: Must-See Video!
Most Recent Changes
Capt Blake, 3rd MAW 
LCpl Kevin, MAG12
LCpl Patrick, 8th ESB
LCpl Jeff, 2nd LAR 
Sgt Justin, 2/7
Cpl John M., 2/7
LCpl Michael P.
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Mission Statement
Operation PAL™ provides support - through prayers and letters from the general public - to Marines and Corpsmen who have been injured or become ill while serving in combat zones.
Operation PAL™ encourages support of our wounded warriors in communities throughout the United States.
Dear Supporters,

The holiday season is upon us and many "Good Deed" projects and ideas are circulating for the holidays.
Please keep an eye out for an email asking readers to send a Christmas card to "A Recovering American Soldier." The information in this email is outdated and such cards will be returned to sender.  
Action you can take if you receive this email, as well as additional background information, can be found on our website.
This time of year evokes generosity and kindheartedness from the masses. It's touching to witness and still, our challenge is to maintain that holiday spirit of giving throughout the year.

We sincerely thank you for giving of yourself, this holiday season and year-round, through your prayers, cards and letters for our Wounded Warriors.  
Semper Family,

Barbara Gemmell
Barbara Gemmell, Manager
Operation PAL™, Inc.
Operation PAL™ Marine at the White House
Highlight This Issue 
Operation PAL™ Marine, Marcus, at the White HouseOperation PAL™ Marine, Gunnery Sergeant Marcus, and a group of Wounded Warriors from Walter Reed Army Medical Center show President Obama a thing or two about wheelchair basketball.
You don't want to miss this incredible video footage. The smile offered by Gunnery Sergeant Marcus is contagious and the entire video is sure to touch your heart.
Operation PAL™ Manager Barbara Gemmell writes, "I'm just so excited for Marcus; I wanted to share this video asap." 
Gunnery Sergeant Marcus joined the Operation PAL™ program in February, 2007. Earlier this year, he received an award for returning to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland bringing encouragement and assurance to new amputees.
Marcus embodies an incredibly meaningful level of morale, as do many Wounded Warriors. Writing about the actions of one Wounded Warrior, Colonel Bryan McCoy described it as, "the utter absence of self-pity." His expanded definition of morale offers a profound insight and the Wounded Warriors who embody it offer inspiration for us all.
Learn more about Marcus and all the Operation PAL™ Marines and Navy Corpsmen, Click here... 
Thank You
Thank you so very much for remembering our wounded and ill warriors when you write and pray. Your kindness is most appreciated.

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