When I Was Seventeen Years Old I Was Heading Nowhere And Was Raised
In A Poor Environment.
I Dropped Out Of School In The Tenth Grade To Work In A Restaurant Washing Dishes To Make Some Money To Buy Clothes,
Because My Mother Could Not Afford To Buy Much, So I Helped Her Out. My Father Passed Away When I Was Four Years Old,
I Didn't Even Get To Know Him. I Got Mixed Up With The Wrong Kids And My Life Was Heading For A Disaster.
I Felt Lost And Empty Inside With No Place To Go.
I Was Buying A Comic Book In A Place Called The Market House
In The North Side Of Pittsburgh PA. And I Saw A Marine Dressed In Uniform, He Looked So Tall And Proud! He Really Inspired Me,
So I Joined The Marine Corps! My Life Took A Dramatic Change After That, It Was All Up Hill' From That Moment On,
I Finally Felt Like Somebody! My First Tour Of Duty After "Boot Camp" Was Naples Italy,
I Was a Guard For The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
During My Tour I Visited Many Different Countries And Being In These
Countries And Seeing How They Live and Their Customs.
I Did Not Really Know Until Then How Good we Have It Here In America.
"It Sort Of Raised My Spirits and Made Me Feel Proud To Be An American"
Sure We All Have Our Ups And Downs In The United States, Some Of Us Are Rich, Some Of Us Are Poor,
We Disagree With Each Other On Some Matters And Even Fight With Each Other Over Some Thing's.
But In The Long Run When It Comes Down To The "Nitty Gritty" All Our Disagreements, Frustrations
And Pain Amongst Ourselves Are Forgotten And We All Come Together For Who We Are "Americans"
The Main Reason I Wanted To Build A Website!
I Never Owned A Computer Until One Day I Visited My Grand Daughter
And She Was Making A CD (Music CD) She Was Burning A Disc, At
That Time I Was Really Into Music, And Seeing What You Could Do Made Me
Go Out And Buy One. I Started Downloading Songs Off The Internet, And
Doing So, I Would Receive A Lot Of E-Mail From My Friends!
And When I Was Reading There E-Mails, I Would See Little Animated
Dogs, Cats, Birds, enc. Running Across The Screen And This Really
Caught My Attention, Even Made Me Laugh. Right There And Then I Said
This Is What I Want To Do, Make Somebody Happy By Making Funny
Animations For Their E-Mails. I Am Going To Do My Best!!!
And Hope You Enjoy My Letters And Things That I Make!
My Goal To You From Howards-Place.Com
My Goal Is To Provide You With Incredimail Letters And Outlook Express Letters And Other Goodies,
But Most Of All To Be A Friendly Site, Trying To Bring A Smile Into Your Life, That I'm Sure You Can Use!
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Links Or Search Boxes On The Site.
Hosting And Other Expenses Are Paid For By The Webmaster Solely.
Information About You Is Collected!
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Once you earned the title
United States Marine
You will always be a Marine
for the rest of your life.
With the Pride and Honor
that comes with it.
GOD BLESS AMERICA
Former Corporal Howard Kopelic U.S.M.C.
MOS-0311 Rifleman-Rifle M-14
Almighty Father, whose command is over all and whose love never fails,
make me aware of the presence and obedient to Thy will. Keep me true to my
best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and deed and helping me
to live so that I can face my fellow Marines, my loved ones and Thee without
shame or fear. Protect my family. Give me the will to do the work of a Marine
and to accept my share of responsibilities with vigor and enthusiasm.
Grant me the courage to be proficient in my daily performance.
Keep me loyal and faithful to my superiors and the duties my country and
The Marine Corps have entrusted to me. Make me considerate of those
committed to my leadership. Help me to wear my uniform with dignity, and
let it remind me daily of the traditions which I must uphold. If I am
Inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist;
If I should miss the mark, give me the courage to try again. Guide me with the
light of truth and grant me the wisdom by which I may understand the
answer to my prayer.
My Wedding Day Naples Italy
Our Son Mike
Our Son Dave
Our Son Dennis
My Wife Josephine
Our Loved Forever Dogs