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Liliburlero Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2017 11:59 a.m. PST

We have another visit with our vet tomorrow and we're hoping that Percy's meds will have leveled off so we can finally feel as if we're on the right track with his ongoing treatment.

We want to thank those of you who have contributed via GoFundMe, directly via PayPal and by purchasing some of our rules. And to those who feel they can't "give enough to matter", please know that no amount is too small.

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In 1954, Dad contributed $25.00 USD to help with the creation of the new Iwo Jima Memorial. The $800,000.00 USD+ cost was covered by Marines (active and retired), families of Marines, friends of Marines and Navy. No public funds were used. Dad always got a big kick out of visiting the memorial and telling us his money helped. And for a Marine off of active duty for just over a year, with a wife and new baby, that $25.00 USD was a lot.

And in 1961, I contributed $8.80 USD from my 2nd grade allowance and lunch money to help with the installation of the USS North Carolina at Wilmington. The $330,000.00 USD cost was raised primarily by school children across the state. I used to feel the same way as Dad did looking at the Iwo Jima memorial.

So many, many thanks again to all the wargamers who have once more responded to our call for help. We'll post on Percy's progress after our vet visit tomorrow.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2017 3:19 p.m. PST

Looking forward to the update and hoping all news is good news. I have contributed to this fund and encourage anyone who's ever enjoyed a Larry "Mr. The Sword & the Flame" Brom wargame to remember his name and honor his legacy by helping with this appeal -- it means a lot to the Brom family.

I remember contributing in the same way to have a memorial statue of Bill Millin, Lord Lovat's Commando piper, erected at Sword Beach. These causes are bigger than any of us.

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