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Utah BBQ Association honors Marine veterans!

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11 09 1:53 pm    Post subject: Utah BBQ Association honors Marine veterans! Reply with quote

2 Pigs Smokin BBQ team was approached with the possibility of a cook for a couple of Marine Veterans, who have served in both Iraq and Afghanistan and were going to be home in Utah for Xmas leave.

Jonathan from 2 Pigs asked for help and assistance from members of the Utah BBQ Association, in a couple of hours, there was enough support to go forward with the cook and thank you meal.

Members who offered to contribute included.
2 Pigs Smokin' BBQ, Frankenswine, PattioDaddio, PackerBacker, Tubby's Smokin' Q, Utah Smoke, Team M.O.A.B, Smokin' Hot Sistahs, Hi-I-Que, Pegleg, Barbeque Heaven and some other friends of the Association, including myself!

Here is a slide show of the day.

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The day never got past about 27 F but the food went on the 3 pits, that were brought in for the cook.

It got a little chilly between 2:30 and 3:30 when the sun went behind the roof, then it got colder still as the sun went down.

The two marines had served both in Iraq and lately in Afghanistan, where they were deployed in the South East of the country, at platoon strength, an hour and a half from the next nearest base.

Their unit came home from their tour in Iraq safely, but they lost 20 KIA (including an Afghan interpreter) and 153 WIA on a 10 month tour in Afghanistan.

The event went well and I know from the cook and volunteer side, we all had a great time and enjoyed being able to say thank you, to two active servicemen.

Thank you to those who serve to keep us free, and to their families and all others who support our troops!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11 09 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There needs to be more of this kind of thing done for our troops, no matter of peoples political opinion. These young people deserve this. Hats off to ya SoEzzy and all those who contributed, looks like a job well done! Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11 09 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a very fine gesture, and a great job in those weather conditions!

Better be careful SoEzzy, with a set-up like that you just might have a new career as a caterer in the near future! Razz Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11 09 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking cook SoEzzy,very nice slideshow,looks like a good turnout.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11 09 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11 09 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was a very nice thing to do. We can't do enough for any of our veterans no matter what branch they served in. So thanks guys for serving and thank you guys for welcoming them back in such a nice way. We all as Americans are so proud of you.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12 09 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats awsome. Good job.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12 09 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wink Looks like you turned a Stake Center into a STEAK Center.

This a very good thing that you did.

Most often than not, if the local VFW & American Legion are contacted by the parents, and advised of the returning Troops arrival time at the local Airport... they will round up an Honor Guard and welcoming party.

In my area... that guy in my Avatar picture will show up. Wink

I am also known for showing up at Welcome Home parties held at my VFW hall. There hasn't been one since I got the Traeger, but if there is... I can wheel it down the sidewalk 2 blocks to the VFW, and get a little something smoked.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12 09 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind words, I was just a very small part of a fun day, and it was a pleasure and a privilege to be able to give a little back.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12 09 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW, sure a lot of people for only 2 service men. How did everyone else come into play???

What was the total fed??

What was the total amount of food cooked??
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12 09 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marvsbbq wrote:
WOW, sure a lot of people for only 2 service men. How did everyone else come into play???


Not sure of the how and the why, but family and friends of family and friends would be my guess!

marvsbbq wrote:
What was the total fed??


Estimated size before the day 100, estimated 145 served.

marvsbbq wrote:
What was the total amount of food cooked??


I'm not sure of the exact figures, as I wasn't paying attention to the donations, nor did I do any buying or ordering, so here are my estimates.

18 racks of spareribs, 8 pork butts, 3 racks baby backs, 4 whole chickens, 150 drumsticks and thighs, 33 leg quarters, 5 tin of beans, two bags of potatoes, 2 large bags of pasta.
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