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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Stryker News

Soldiers of (good) fortune: Strykers find weapons cache
Tacoma News Tribune
Tue, 19 Jul 2005 2:53 AM PDT
Troops from the second Fort Lewis Stryker brigade, with their Iraqi counterparts, found an underground weapons stash in Mosul on Monday that might be the biggest since they arrived in the city 10 months ago, brigade officials said.

Stryker soldiers fend off suicide attacks during border town fight
Army Times
Mon, 18 Jul 2005 1:08 PM PDTRAWAH,
Iraq Insurgent forces launched two suicide car bomb attacks against U.S. soldiers Monday in the second day of fighting in this small city near the Syrian border.

Final Salute to a General

General William C. Westmoreland commanded U.S. troops in Vietnam. He passed away last night at the age of 91. His death was due to natural causes.

Although a great deal about his decisions during that war has been hotly debatable, his post-war involvement with Veterans activities stands. He retired from active duty in the Army in 1972, but regularly lectured at Veterans activities, and led the procession that dedicated the Vietnam War Memorial (The Wall) in Washington, D.C. in 1982.

Our condolences to his family and friends.

You can learn more here and here.

VEHICLE CHECK — An Iraqi Army soldier and U.S. Army soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, conduct thorough searches and identification checks on every vehicle that arrives at the tactical control point near Al-Radwnea, Iraq, July 12, 2005. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Reynaldo Ramon

MEDEVAC – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ronald Dave, pointing, directs soldiers as they carry a patient to the landing zone established for a Medevac mission at Fort McCoy, Wis., during the Patriot exercise, July 15, 2005. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Todd A. Pendleton

In Today's News - Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Quote of the Day
"War is fear cloaked in courage."
-- General William C. Westmoreland

News of Note
London Bombings
Britain says Egyptian had no role in bombs - paper
June report led Britain to lower terror alert- NYT
Pakistan detains 25 in London bomb probe raids
UK rejects Iraq link to London bombs, seeks new law
Blair to meet with UK Muslim leaders
Official: U.K. Blast Suspects Visited Pakistan

Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraq gunmen strike U.S. base workers, kill 13

Operation Enduring Freedom
Afghanistan Disputes Taliban Deputy Captured in Pakistan
Bomber Botches Attack

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Suspicious note sends airliner back to airport
Eric Rudolph Gets Life Term
Video: Rudolph a Fanatic?
Trials for Two Gitmo Suspects to Resume

Fallen Heroes
Street Renamed for Fallen Soldier
Fallen Navy SEALs Honored With Memorial
U.S. Soldier Found Dead in Kuwait

Other News of Note
New Tourniquet Issued to Deployed Soldiers
Where Recruiting Runs Strongest
Prison for Burglars of Marine's Widow

Fox News
Iraq Gunmen Kill 13 Workers
Israel to Block Gaza Protests
Bush: I'll Fire Staffer if Crime Was Committed in CIA Leak
More U.S. Military Bases May Be on Chopping Block
N. Korean Nuke Disarmament Talks to Resume July 26

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Iraqi gunmen ambush bus, killing 13
Police pledge to stop Gaza protesters
Iraq leader expects to finish constitution
Iraq's neighbors discuss border
Lebanese-Syrian relations sour
Israel settlers torn between duty, family
Egyptian presidential candidate withdraws
Lebanon approves motion to pardon warlord
Iran leaders support Iraq quest for peace
Iraq aims to stop insurgent recruits
Iraq criticizes lack of foreign donations
Lawyer: Saddam trial should be relocated
Abbas: Truce with Israel can be salvaged
Fire at Baghdad market damages 10 shops
Iraq locals, troops straddle uneasy calm
U.S. aims to speed up Iraq reconstruction
Jailed Iran journalist said hospitalized
Panel Mulls Adding Bases to Closure List
Gunmen Kill at Least 24 in Iraq
Lawyer: Saddam Trial Should be Relocated
Iraqis Race to Finish Constitution
TSP to Roll out New Funds in 2 Weeks
House at Odds Over 2006 Pay Raise
N. Korea Defector Seeks Help From Bush
Oceana 'Best Option' for a few Years, Admiral Says

Reuters: Top News
U.S. Vietnam-era military chief Westmoreland dies
NASA holds out hope for July shuttle launch
Bush qualifies firing vow in CIA leak case
Bush to meet with some Supreme Court candidates

CENTCOM: News Release

Department of Defense
Military Trials for Detainees to Resume — Story Release
U.S., Australia Remain Close Military Allies — Story
Myers Praises Germany for Help in Terror War — Story
Iraqi People Cannot Achieve Liberty Alone — Story

Platoon Provides Maps for Coalition Forces — Story
Traffic Checks More Efficient with Canine Help — Story
'Wolves' Replace 'Saints' in Transfer Ceremony — Story

Airborne Surveillance System Provides Eyes Forward

After Long Road to Freedom, Interpreter Returns Home — Story

Saddam to Face Trial Soon
Coordinated Efforts Net Suspects
U.S. Soldier Killed by IED
Iraq Reconstruction
Iraq Daily Update
Multinational Force Iraq
Iraq Progress Fact Sheet (pdf)
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)
'Eye on Iraq' (pdf)

Detainee Releases Foster Peace
Afghanistan Daily Update

Command Displays Homeland Role
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Guard, Reserve Supports Families
Officials Answer BRAC Questions
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Marine Casualties — Story

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah
Al Hillah
Al Karkh
Al Kazimiyah Al Kut
An Nasiriyah Baghdad
Tall Kayf

Bost/Laskar Ghurian


Today in History
1510 - Jews are burned at the stake in Berlin, Prussia.
1553 - Lady Jane Grey (who is 15 at the time) is deposed as England's Queen after 9 days.
1816 - After more than two weeks, survivors of the French frigate Medusa are rescued off Senegal.
1848 - The first women's rights convention opens in NY.
1860 - The first railroad reaches Kansas
1862 - Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest conducts his first raid.
1870 - The Franco-Prussian war begins.
1918 - German armies retreat across the Marne River in France.
1927 - Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th hit.
1941 - The first US Army flying school for black cadets is dedicted in Tuskegee, AL ; British PM Winston Churchill launches his "V for Victory" campaign; President Roosevelt appoints the FEP Committee.
1943 - Allied air forces raid Rome.
1949 - Laos becomes and associated state within the French Union.
1957 - The first rocket with a nuclear warhead is fired (Yucca Flat, NV).
1963 - NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker takes the X-15 to an altitude of 105 km.
1967 - The U.S. launches Explorer 35 for a lunar orbit.
1969 - Apollo 11 goes into a Moon orbit.
1980 - The 22nd modern Olympic games open in Moscow; the U.S. and 59 others do not attend, boycotting in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
1989 - United flight 232 crashes in Iowa.

- Samuel Colt, inventor (Colt revolver)
1817 - Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke, Union army nurse
1860 - Lizzie Borden, alleged murderer
1922 - George McGovern (Sen-SD), presidential candidate (1972)
1943 - Roy D. Bridges, Jr. , Colonel USAF/astronaut (STS 51F, STS 61F)
1952 - Howard Donald Saunders, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)

1940 - Samuel H. Chang American newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai.
1969 - Mary Jo Kopechne, at 28, in Ted Kennedy's car after it plunges off Dike Bridge in Chappaquiddick, MA.

Reported Missing in Action
Diamond, Stephen Whitman USAF (NY); F105 shot down; SRV returned remains March, 1977

Dennison, Terry A., USN (WA); F8E shot down, remains returned March, 1974

Winters, Darryl G., USAF (CA); photograhper aboard F100F shot down

Frye, Donald P., USN (CA); SH3A shot down during rescue mission, KIA, remains returned October, 1982

Jackson, William B., USN (TX); SH3A shot down during rescue mission, KIA, remains returned October, 1982

McGrane, Donald P., USN (IA); SH3A shot down during rescue mission, KIA, remains returned October, 1982

Peterson, Dennis W., USN (CA); SH3A shot down during rescue mission, KIA, body not recovered

Martin, Aubrey Grady, USN (TX); OV10A shot down, remains recovered July, 1974

Sikkink, Roy Dean, USN (OK); OV10A shot down, remains recovered July, 1969