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Friday, August 12, 2005

Soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, secure the second floor of a suspected terrorist hideout in Tarmiyah, Iraq. The raid resulted in the capture of three terrorists. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Russell Cooley IV.


Places to go, blogs to see....

Visit Soldiers' Angels Germany, for the story of a Boy Scout helping our wounded heroes in Landstuhl:

HOOAH Scout Marvin Marroquin!
When Marvin Morroquin of Boy Scout Troop #67 in Lakewood, California needed to carry out a community service project as part of the requirements for achieving Eagle Scout rank, he could have chosen anything.

He chose to organize a donation drive for soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan who transition through Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany on their way home to military hospitals in the U.S....

And while you're doing a little blog sight-seeing, check out my newest milblog discovery, The Partamian Report. Soon to be listed in our blogroll.
PREFLIGHT CHECK — A U.S. Army aviator from the 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, inspects the tail rotor on his UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter during preflight checks Aug. 1, 2005. The Blackhawk is one of the primary means of transportation out of Camp Taji, Iraq. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Russell E. Cooley IV

In Today's News - Friday, August 12, 2005

Quote of the Day
"When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism."
-- Robert Green Ingersoll

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Saddam Could Be Executed After First Trial

Operation Enduring Freedom

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Terror Warnings for NYC, L.A., Chicago
Report: Attack Plots in Philippines
American in Iraqi Gov't Accused of Being Tied to Bin Laden
Britain to deport 10 foreigners seen as threat
Turkish court charges al-Qaida suspect
Intel May Rewrite 9/11 History
Lebanese forces arrest Muslim cleric (FINALLY!! Omar Bakri Mohammed gets a well-deserved jail cell!)

Fox News
U.K. to Deport 10 Foreigners
Video: Kicked Out
Bush: U.S. Must Stay in Iraq
NARAL Pulls Anti-Roberts Ad
British Airways Cancels All Heathrow Flights
'Concern' at U.N. Over Iran
Meteor Shower Looms
Promising HIV Treatment

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Shiite leader endorses federated Iraq
Envoys: Iran faces Sept. deadline on nukes
Gaza settlement becomes ghost town
10 running in Egypt presidential election
'Big bang' could redefine Israel politics
Segregated Saudis flirt via Bluetooth
Security Council extends U.N. Iraq mission
New Sudan VP vows to follow path of peace
Iraq investigates weapons allegations
Israeli soldier gets 8 years in prison

Reuters: Top News
Bush to mother who lost son in Iraq: 'I grieve'
Thousands left stranded by London airport strike
Roberts advised O'Connor to be discreet at hearing
IAEA board urges Iran to resume nuclear freeze
Calif court lets stand $50 million tobacco verdict
NASA: Virtually no chance of Sept shuttle launch
Thousands left stranded by London airport strike
South Korea, China to discuss North Korea nuclear crisis
Liberal religious groups challenge 'Justice Sunday'
Washington lobbyist Abramoff charged with fraud

Department of Defense
As Iraqis Stand Up, U.S. Will Stand Down — Story Transcript
Troop Withdrawal Hinges on Progress in Iraq — Story
More Iraqi Units Involved in Nation's Defense
Arabic Tops Language School Offerings — Story
Grad Program Offers Tools to Fight Terror

Literacy Program Bolsters Iraqi Police Force — Story
Unit Offers Medical Screenings for Iraqi Kids — Story Photos
Troop Visit Brings Shoes, Smiles to Children — Story
U.S. Medics Treat Iraqi Injured by Car Bomb — Story
Najaf Road Work Benefits Agriculture, Schools — Story

Buffalo Joins Hunt for Explosive Devices
Camp Cropper Expands
Soldiers Help Iraqi Troops Get New Barracks
Task Force Not Deterred by Car Bomb Attack
Security Forces Airmen Keep Contraband Off Kirkuk

Medical Outreach Visit Treats Afghan Villagers

Captain Re-enlists Brother in Afghanistan — Story

Freedom Walk Honors Troops — Story
New York Mets Salute Troops

Iraqi Unit Uncovers Weapons
Terror Suspects Rounded Up
Health Charter Signed
Iraq Reconstruction
Iraq Daily Update
Multinational Force Iraq
Iraq Progress Fact Sheet (pdf)

Taliban Leader Killed in Fighting
Afghanistan Daily Update

Program Recruits Native Speakers
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Petroleum Products Fuel Military
Medevac Improvements Save Lives
Staging Flight Sees Lull in Routine
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Army Casualty — Story

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
- Pope Julius III orders the confiscation and burning of the Talmud.
1676 - In New England, King Philip's War (vs. the Wampanoag Indians) ends.
1851 - Isaac Singer s igranted a patent for his sewing machine.
1862 - General John Hunt Morgan and his raiders capture Gallatin, TX.
1867 - President Andrew Johnson defies Congress by suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton.
1877 - Thomas Edison invents the Edisonphone, a sound recording device.
1898 - The U.S. formally annexes Hawaii; the Spanish-American War formally ends.
1941 - French Marshal Henri Petain gives his full support to Nazi Germany.
1953 - The U.S.S.R. conducts a secret test of its first hydrogen bomb.
1955 - President Eisenhower raises the minimum wage from $0.75 to $1 an hour.
1959 - For the first time, a Polaris missile is fired by a ship (Observation Island).
1960 - Echo 1, the first communications satellite, is launched; USAF Major Robert M. White takes the X-15 to 41,600 m.
1962 - Russia launches Vostok 4.
1972 - The last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam.
1976 - The Space Shuttle Enterprise is put through its first approach and lands test (ALT).
1977 - High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 is launched into an Earth orbit; the Space Shuttle Enterprise makes its first atmospheric flight.
1978 ICE is launched
1981 - IBM introduces the PC and PC-DOS version 1.0.
1990 - Iraq President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve the Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories.

1757 - ALF, TV alien life form ("ALF")
1762 - King George IV of England (1820-30)
1781 - Robert Mills, architect (Washington Monument)
1859 - Katharine Lee Bates, author (America the Beautiful)
1925 - Dale Bumpers (Sen-AR)
1936 - John Poindexter, US Chief of Staff
1951 - Charles E. Brady, Jr., USN Commander/astronaut
1960 - Lonny Chin, Playboy playmate (Jan, 1983)
19?? - My little sister - Happy Birthday, K!

1900 - Wilhelm Steinitz, Chess champion (1866-1894)
1982 - Henry Fonda, actor (On Golden Pond)

Reported Missing in Action
Brown, Donald H., Jr., USN (CA); A4E shot down, remains returned August,1985

Allison, David, USAF (MT); F105D shot down
Neuens, Martin J., USAF (WI); released March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998
Wrye, Blair C., USAF (MA); RF101C shot down

Atterberry, Edwin, USAF (TX); RF4C shot down, DIC May, 1969, remains returned March, 1974
Norris, Thomas E., USAF (IL); F105 shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998
Parrott, Thomas V., USAF (GA); down, RF4C shotreleased by DRV March, 1973 - deceased, October, 1998

Tullier, Lonnie Joseph, US Army (LA); passenger in UH1B that crashed, remains recovered August, 1968

Sexton, John C., US Army (MI); released October, 1971

Brown, James A., US Army (TN); swept down river; Killed, body not recovered

Thompson, David M., USN (PA); KIA, body not recovered