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WELCOME to firebase116.org

In keeping with the VVA Founding Principal, “Never again will one generation of Veterans abandon another,”  We would like to welcome ALL Veterans, and ALL Armed Forces personnel, their family, loved ones, friends and those who support them to firebase116.org.

Welcome Home Sisters and Brothers.  Thank you for your service to America. 

Please enjoy our humble website.  You ARE Home!  You ARE WELCOME here.  We got your back.   Anything that I can do to help you, let me know, feel free to post your request in the Forums or in an email to me; [email protected]  I personally want to make this the greatest site on the Internet for America’s Finest.  Slide into the Forums, enjoy the links and the pages here.

We all bleed red.  We ALL took the same Oath…

Oath of EnlistmentAnd as Billy Shakespeare so eloquently put it:

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile.”

We belong here…together.  We are Home.

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“A Veteran – whether Active Duty, Retired, National Guard, or Reserve – is
someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to
‘The United States of America’, for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’

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firebase116.org welcomes and is open to ALL of America’s Finest.

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R.I.P. David P. Beauregard – One of Our Own.

Photo: David P. Beauregard, 66</p><br /><br />
<p>CLINTON - David P. Beauregard, 66, of 656 High Street, died Saturday, March 15, 2014 in UMass Memorial Healthcare Center, University Campus, Worcester, following an illness.</p><br /><br />
<p>He leaves his wife of 43 years, Patricia R. (Slattery) Beauregard; a daughter, Rebecca A. Beauregard of Hudson; a brother, Richard Beauregard of Stratham, NH; two sisters: Gail Defreitas of Darien, CT and June Behrmann of Newmarket, NH; two grandchildren: Ashley Wall and Jonathan Beauregard, both of Hudson; several nieces and nephews.</p><br /><br />
<p>David was born in Lowell, son of the late Wilfred and Marie (Poiré) Beauregard, and raised in Hudson. He was a graduate of Hudson High School, Class of 1966.</p><br /><br />
<p>For many years, David worked in shipping & receiving at Honeywell Corporation in Northboro and later at Candela Corporation in Wayland. </p><br /><br />
<p>David was a Veteran of the United States Army 101st Airborne Division and also a longtime member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Firebase 116 in Leominster. He enjoyed classic cars, watching various sporting events, vacationing in Maine, and visiting a casino on occasion. Above all, David most enjoyed spending time with his family.</p><br /><br />
<p>David's funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from the McNally & Watson Funeral Home, 304 Church Street with a Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Lancaster. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a calling hour at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., prior to the funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to the American Heart Association , 300 5th Ave, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451-8750 or at www.heart.org , or to the Vietnam Vets of America, VVA Chapter #116, P.O. Box 294, Leominster, MA 01453-0294 or visit www.vva.org. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/telegram/obituary.aspx?n=david-beauregard&pid=170227984&fhid=8667#sthash.fU6jVAdi.dpuf
RIP our Brother, David P. Beauregard

CLINTON – David P. Beauregard, 66, of 656 High Street, died Saturday, March 15, 2014 in UMass Memorial Healthcare Center, University Campus, Worcester, following an illness.

He leaves his wife of 43 years, Patricia R. (Slattery) Beauregard; a daughter, Rebecca A. Beauregard of Hudson; a brother, Richard Beauregard of Stratham, NH; two sisters: Gail Defreitas of Darien, CT and June Behrmann of Newmarket, NH; two grandchildren: Ashley Wall and Jonathan Beauregard, both of Hudson; several nieces and nephews.

David was born in Lowell, son of the late Wilfred and Marie (Poiré) Beauregard, and raised in Hudson. He was a graduate of Hudson High School, Class of 1966.

For many years, David worked in shipping & receiving at Honeywell Corporation in Northboro and later at Candela Corporation in Wayland.

David was a Veteran of the United States Army 101st Airborne Division and also a longtime member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Firebase 116 in Leominster. He enjoyed classic cars, watching various sporting events, vacationing in Maine, and visiting a casino on occasion. Above all, David most enjoyed spending time with his family.

David’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from the McNally & Watson Funeral Home, 304 Church Street with a Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Lancaster. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a calling hour at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., prior to the funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to the American Heart Association , 300 5th Ave, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451-8750 or at www.heart.org , or to the Vietnam Vets of America, VVA Chapter #116, P.O. Box 294, Leominster, MA 01453-0294 or visit www.vva.org. - See more at:http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/telegram/obituary.aspx?n=david-beauregard&pid=170227984&fhid=8667#sthash.fU6jVAdi.dpuf

“Rocky” Rockwell 2014 Ice Out Contest!

Rocky Rockwell At His Post - 2014 Ice Out Contest

Rocky Rockwell At His Post – 2014 Ice Out Contest

Rocky Rockwell At His Post – 2014 Ice Out Contest

This is the legendary Rockwell “Rocky” Pond at his post on Rockwell Pond in Leominster Ma. When asked why he became a lifeguard he replied saying “When I became a lifeguard I dreamed of sunny warm beaches with lots of girls.” Now Rocky spending the winter on Rockwell Pond in order raise funds for the Rocky Ice Out fund drive the supports five Leominster Ma veterans organizations. They our  Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion, Disable Veterans of America and American Veterans.

Want to help? Go to www.leovets.org and enter our Ice Out Contest guess when Rocky will fall thur the Ice.  Best guess wind a minimum of $500.00. Last day to enter March 30, 2014.

 

Let All Under Your Watch Thrive

Let All Under Your Watch Thrive!

Let All Under Your Watch Thrive

Let All Under Your Watch Thrive

You are the eyes, ears, and voice of the weak. You maintain that instinctive drive to protect those who cannot or will not protect themselves while simultaneously honing your predatory mindset. But your prey is not the weak, rather it is those predators who wish to harm them. You are the protector—someone ready to inflict great violence on individuals looking to harm the innocent.

 

 

And let all those who threaten it perish.

And let all those who threaten it perish.

 

You, the protector, can come in many forms: military, cops, armed citizens, etc. At the end of the day you have two objectives, to shield the innocent and apprehend and/or end the criminal. You do it because you have to. You do it because no one else is willing to. You weren’t asked, you volunteered.

 

 

 

Let all under your watch thrive… And let all those who threaten it perish.

War is Politics for Everyone BUT the Warrior

War is politics for everyone but the warrior.

War is politics for everyone but the warrior.

One of the greatest frustrations modern Veterans deal with—and, for that matter, Veterans of every generation—is the mind-numbing political debate concerning the mission they’ve been handed. Regardless of a warrior’s political beliefs (or lack thereof), they eventually develop a disdain for those politicians, pundits, academics, media-members, students, and normal citizens who claim to speak for them. Do you know why? Because those who fight don’t have the luxury of a stateside debate on what they’re doing.

The warrior is in the arena risking his ass. It’s that simple.

For your average citizen, discussing war—whether it’s our current one or past ones—is as casual as discussing who’s going to the Super Bowl. They rarely have anything at stake. They don’t have to give it any thought afterwards.

For the warrior, the conflict never ends. Even if you come home from deployment physically intact, it will always be with you. Not everyone who goes to war has PTSD. Not everyone who goes to war has the same experience. But you will always remember it. It will always be a deeply personal part of your life.

It wasn’t a game. It wasn’t a political argument that you could walk away from. It wasn’t your reputation on the line—it was your Sisters, Brothers and YOUR life on the line.

War is politics for everyone but the warrior.

Our Colors

 

Our Colors

Our Colors

Our Colors

We Americans, since July 4th, 1776, when 56 delegates from across the 13 Colonies converged on Philadelphia to seal our national fate, live by our colors. It’s the representation of everything we are and strive to be.

We’ve seen it endure through all types of adversity—wars, riots, protests, foreign incursion. Yet we keep striving…and so do our colors.

What makes this country great is not necessarily the decisions we make, but our desire to always be better. This is what separates us from everyone else. We don’t play to be safe. We play big. We play to win, always. It’s that first Betsy Ross Flag, with its 13 Stars, that represents

Our Colors

Our Colors

this great American experiment. It shows, from 13 to 50, that we’re an evolving people who never settle for less. It represents our penchant for adventure and excellence, how we’ll never quit.

The first stitching on our flag is more than a statement—it’s the building block of our national soul.