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Blog entry by cmckerliesr posted 01-18-2010 03:06 AM 1590 reads 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I do not usually talk about certain things I do. Mainly because I do not do them to be acknowledged. I do them cause like many others I care for human and animal kind.

But I just wanted to post a quick note, because I will be gone for a while. I volunteer as a search and rescue member. I am a SARTEC 2. That is a Search and Rescue Tech level 2.

In any case I am on my way to Haiti to help search for survivors and participate in recovery efforts.

I will let you all know when I get back. Sorry, but I refuse to take pictures of others suffering. So do not expect anything of that nature from me or any pictures from the region. When I am done with a search I find it easier to let what ever I have seen fade away. Pictures do not allow that to happen.

So till my return, which hopefully will be in a couple of weeks. You all take care and be nice to one another. I know my can will be here when I return. LOL.

Warmest Regards to All!

-- The Man in the Can, Craig M. North Carolina

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#1 posted 01-18-2010 03:28 AM

Craig – Wow, it just floored me to find out what you do. What a great service to other people in a time of great distress.

Good Luck, Stay Safe, and Be Strong

Just one question; are you going to take the “Can” to start the rebuild?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 01-18-2010 03:28 AM

Its hard not to have the utmost respect for people that do what you do, good luck and stay safe!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#3 posted 01-18-2010 03:31 AM

Good Luck Craig,
You’ll be in my prayers. The people there certainly need help and I’m glad that you are able to contribute.

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#4 posted 01-18-2010 03:31 AM

You, sir, are a hero. God speed and a safe journey.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 01-18-2010 03:38 AM

Good luck! And God Bless!

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#6 posted 01-18-2010 04:02 AM

All the best.
We wish you a safe return!!!
Terry, NB Canada

-- Terry, Fredericton, NB Canada

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#7 posted 01-18-2010 05:28 AM

Good Luck to you and like already been said, be safe and you truely are a special person to be able to do what you do!

God Bless and safe return !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#8 posted 01-18-2010 05:31 AM

As a former first responder (couple years as a volunteer firefighter), I wish you Godspeed, Craig.

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 01-18-2010 05:36 AM

Be safe Craig and my you be blessed as you bless others.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 01-18-2010 05:42 AM

Good luck and Godspeed.
My daughter is in the Navy (Avionics Technician – helicopters), serving aboard the USS Carl Vinson. Hopefully, she and her shipmates will be able to aid as well.

-- To do is to be

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#11 posted 01-18-2010 05:45 AM

Godspeed and safe return

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#12 posted 01-18-2010 05:57 AM

GOD Bless You!! Those people need help so much!! You are a hero already, in my mind!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#13 posted 01-18-2010 06:30 AM

God Bless You!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#14 posted 01-18-2010 06:44 AM

My thoughs and prayers are with you.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#15 posted 01-18-2010 06:44 AM

God bless you Craig!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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