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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

HONORING THE FALLEN — Thousands stand for the national anthem during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2005. White House photo by Krisanne Johnson More Photos

In Today's News - Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Quote of the Day
"Think of the prelude to World War Two. Think of all the countries that said, well, we don’t have enough evidence. I mean, Mein Kampf had been written. Hitler had indicated what he intended to do. The people who argued for waiting for more evidence have to ask themselves how they are going to feel at that point where another event occurs."
- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (2002)

News of Note
Four GIs, Four Italians Die in Iraq Crashes
Iraqi Aircraft Crashes Associated Press
U.S., EU to clash over airplane subsidies
Chirac begins shake-up after charter blow

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
U.S. planes hit Iraq insurgent strongholds
British MSF worker faces charges in Sudan

The US News: Iraq News
Iraq Islamic leader held and freed
27 dead, 118 wounded in Iraq bombings
Baghdad doctors leaving practices
S.Korean troops in Iraq attacked
Democracy gains in Ethiopia, a key US ally in terror war
US and Iraqis join to stem abuse
Baghdad suicide bombers kill 27
AP Interview: Romanian Journalist Recounts Kidnapping Ordeal in Iraq
Suicide bombers target Iraqi police, up to 30 killed
Suicide Attacks Kill 21, Injure 96 In Iraq
U.S. Believes Iraq Terror Chief Wounded


Various Sources
U.S. planes hit Iraq insurgent strongholds
Vietnam vet finds nurse by chance who held his dying son in Iraq
Al-Zarqawi says his recent wounds are minor, in tape addressed to bin Laden
Bush Vows to Pursue Iraq Mission as He Honors Those Who Died Fighting for Their Country
President Read Letters of Fallen Soldiers in Iraq
Anbar University now known as one of Iraq's most dangerous places
Syria tries to tackle foreign fighters
Al-Zarqawi message now says wounds minor
Signs of change evident at Iraqi school
Senior Kurdish official in Kirkuk shot dead

Fox News
'Zarqawi' to Bin Laden: I'm OK
Cheney Offended by Gitmo Criticism
Governor of Anbar Province Killed
Charges Against Alleged U.S. Terror Backers Revealed
Korean Flight to U.S. Diverted
Attacks Kill Five in Pakistan
U.S. Filing WTO Case Over Airbus Subsidies
Chirac Begins Shakeup After France Rejects EU Charter
Blasts Target NATO Offices in Kabul
Woman Drops Bid to Be Gold Star Mom
Russia OKs Troop Pullout From Georgia
Son of Murdered Pol Sweeps Lebanese Vote
Feds: Tampa Central to Islamic Jihad Group

Department of Defense
Ceremony Honors 'Greatest Generations' — Story
Country Must Fight Violent Extremism — Story
Rumsfeld Thanks Rolling Thunder Riders — Story Photos
Motorcyclists Ride to Honor Servicemembers — Story
Riders Gather for Rolling Thunder Tribute Photos
Iraq Makes Progress Toward Democracy — Story

German Team Trains Afghan Army Troops — Story
Task Force Baghdad Medics Sharpen Skills — Story Photos

Purple Foxes Speed to Casualties in Al Anbar
U.S., South Koreans Train Iraqi National Guard
Battalion Constructs Civil Military Coordination Center
Convoy Airmen Protect Supply Lines
Marines Provide Security for Ambulance Drivers

Afghan Children Locate Weapons Cache
Coalition Medics Treat Injured Afghan Girl

Helicopter Squadron Trades Sea for Desert

Marine Helps Find Weapons — Story

Bush: America Honors Veterans
'Memorial' Needed in Memorial Day
Indy Race Fans Rally Support — Story
N.Y. Families 'Adopt' Sailors — Story
Marines 'Infiltrate' Central Park

Life Not Disrupted by Operations
U.S. Helicopter Crash Claims Two
Iraqi Aircraft Crashes
Air Force F-16 Assists in Search
U.S. Soldiers Treat Iraqi Children
Operations Disrupt Enemy
Detainees Escape From Abu Ghraib
Iraq Daily Update
Multinational Force Iraq
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Ex-Taliban Pledge Allegiance
Army Launches Vaccine Program
Afghanistan Daily Update

Torture Reports 'Irresponsible'
Inquiry Finds 'No Credible Evidence'
U.S. Navy Increases Maritime Guard
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Military 'Very Busy but Healthy'
West Point Graduation Photos
Naval Academy Graduation Photos
President Outlines Transformation
Wounded Troop Trains for Run
National Guard, Reserve Update

from The Weather Channel

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar

Today in History
- Massachusetts Bay Colony annexes Maine colony
1659 - France, England, and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of The Hague
1678 - Lady Godiva rides naked through Coventry in a protest of taxes
1790 - The US enacts the copyright law
1862 - Battle of Seven Pines, VA (Fair Oaks); a Union victory
1868 - Ironton, OH, holds the first Memorial Day parade
1884 - Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patents "flaked cereal"
1900 - British troops under occupy Johannesburg; US troops arrive in Peking to help put down the Boxer Rebellion
1902 - The Boer War Ends; Treaty of Vereeniging signed, Britain annexes Transvaal
1912 - US Marines land on Cuba
1915 - An LZ-38 Zeppelin makes an air raid on London
1916 - Battle of Skagerrak: British-German sea battle at Jutland (10,000 dead); the British battle cruiser Invincible explodes, killing all but 6
1926 - Portuguese President Bernardino Machedo resigns after a coup
1937 - German battleships bomb Almeria, Spain
1941 - The total of U-boats sunk this month: 41 (325,000 tons); British troops vacate Kreta
1942 - The Luftwaffe bombs Canterbury
1944 - Allies break through in Italy
1947 - Communists seize power in Hungary; the Italian Government of Gasperi forms
1953 - Lebanese President Camille Shamun disbands the government
1961 - Dominican Republic President Trujillo is assassinated; Judge Irving Kaufman orders the Board of Education of New Rochelle to integrate; the Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaving the Commonwealth
1979 - Zimbabwe proclaims its independence
1989 - Speaker of the House Jim Wright resigns

- King Manuel I of Portugal
1557 - Russian Czar Theodorus I (Fedor Ivanovitsj)
1837 - Confederate Major General Stephen Dodson Ramseur Major
1837 - Confederate Major General William Henry Fitzhugh "Rooney" Lee
1892 - Gregor Strasser, German pharmacist/NSDAP-Reich organization leader
1907 - Valston Hancock, British air marshal
1912 - Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson (Senator-WA)
1913 - Peter Gibson, British Rear-Admiral
1923 - Clint Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
1927 - James Eberle, British Admiral / Director, Royal Institute of International Affairs
1929 - ? 1st reindeer born in the US
1931 - John Schrieffer, US physicist , Nobel Prize winner; Steve Horn (Representative-CA)
1932 - George Vallings, British Vice-Admiral
1937 - Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, cosmonaut
1948 - Duncan L Hunter (Representative-CA)

0455 - Petronius Maximus senator/Emperor of Rome, lynched
1910 - Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman physician
1916 - Horace Hood British spy (Battle of Jutland), in battle
1962 - Adolf Eichmann war criminal, hanged for crimes against Jews in WWII
1989 - Terry Drinkwater, CBS news correspondent
1992 - Lutz Stavenhagen, top aid to German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
1996 - Timothy Francis Leary Harvard professor/LSD guru
1997 - Rosie Will Monroe, " Rosie the Riveter," WWII icon

Reported Missing in Action

Peel, Robert D., USAF (TN); Released by DRV February, 1973 - alive and well in 1998

Albertson, Bobby J., USAF (CA); all crew killed when C130 was shot down
Case, Thomas F., USAF (GA); all crew killed when C130 was shot down; remains returned April, 1986
Edmonson, William R., USAF (MO); killed when C130 was shot down
Harworth, Elroy E., USAF (MN); killed when C130 was shot down; remains returned April, 1986
Herrold, Ned R., USAF (NJ); killed when F4C was shot down
McDonald, Emmett R., USAF (WA); all crew killed when C130 was shot down
Ragland, Dayton W., USAF (MO); killed when F4C was shot down
Shingledecker, Armon D.; USAF (OH); killed when C130 was shot down; remains returned 1986, ID'd April, 1998
Steen, Martin W., USAF (ND); F105C shotdown; good chute, harness empty
Stickney, Phillip J., USAF (NH); killed when C130 was shot down
Zook, Harold J., USAF (PA); killed when C130 was shot down; remains returned April 1986

Chauncey, Arvin R., USN, (CA); Released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well in 1998
Fitzgerald, Joseph E., US Army (MA); Remains returned February, 1997
Jakovac, John A., US Army (MI); Remains returned February, 1997
McGar, Brian K., US Army (CA); Remains returned February, 1997

Beresik, Eugene Paul, USAF (MA)
Gatewood, Charles Hue, USMC (IL)
Leonard, Edwawrd W., USAF (WA); Released by PL March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Colne, Roger, Civilian - NBC sound technician (France); Conovoy ambushed about 32 miles south of Phnom Penh
Hangen, Welles, Civilian - CBS News correspondent (US); Convoy ambushed about 32 miles south of Phnom Penh, executed after capture, remains returned January, 1993
Sakai, Kojiro, Civilian - CBS sound technician (Japan); Convoy ambushed about 32 miles south of Phnom Penh
Waku, Yoshihiko, Civilian - NBC cameraman (Japan); Convoy ambushed about 32 miles south of Phnom Penh

Brunson, Jack W. , US Army (NY)
Musil, Clinton A., Sr., US Army (MN)