Keep Your Helmet On!

Be A Part of a Tribute to Fallen Heroes - Help Build the Fallen Soldiers' Bike
Help support the families of our deployed Heroes - Visit Soldiers' Angels' Operation Outreach
Help Our Heroes Help Others - Click Here to visit SOS: KIDS
Nominate your Hero for IWT's "Hero of the Month" - click here for details!
Search Iraq War Today only

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Operation Iraqi Hope

Received via email:

Friends, your help is needed!

This weekend several groups are organizing a large rally in support of our troops fighting to protect our freedoms around the world.

We need you to reach out to your friends, family, and supporters and ask them to attend the rally on Sunday September 25th from Noon to 3pm on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. We want to show our troops that America stands behind them and their mission.

Whether you have a family member or friend serving in the military or don't personally know anyone serving, there is nothing more important than showing our troops how much we support what they are doing for Americans and citizens of other nations.

If you have any questions, please visit the website or contact Karen by email: Operation Iraqi Hope.
She can assist you with any logistical support or answer any questions you may have.

Please do all that you can to support this rally and our troops. Thank you in advance.

Sunday, September 2512 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Rally to honor military families on the Mall

4th Street, SW Washington, DC (near the Air and Space Museum)

If you have a group of 10 or more and need transportation to the event, please contact Karen by email at Operation Iraqi Hope.

Sponsored by Operation Iraqi Hope, Move America Forward,,, and Military Families Voice of Victory
Defense: Lynndie England love-struck
Abu Ghraib abuse trial lawyer: Army private was pleasing boyfriend09/22/05 11:06 AM, EDTLynndie England's lawyer said the Army private was a lovestruck woman who posed for photos of detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib prison to please her boyfriend, an older soldier who outranked her.

Military News from Yahoo!

OCTV airs footage of 101st picnic
Messenger-Inquirer Wed, 21 Sep 2005 10:51 PM PDT
OCTV is airing film footage of a Sept. 10 picnic at Smothers Park for Troop A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division of Fort Campbell.

Medal of Honor is late and was hard-earned for Korean War hero
Arizona Daily Star Thu, 22 Sep 2005 0:14 AM PDT
He's 77 now, with kidneys half gone, a handful of implanted stents keeping his heart ticking, bad arthritis and an old war injury that's left his right leg all but unusable.

'PC on point': Dan Hendrickson's selfless leadership style "builds you up," his Guardsmen say
Albany Democrat-Herald Wed, 21 Sep 2005 12:59 PM PDT
The Friday before Labor Day, the Oregon National Guard received orders to mobilize for a deployment to New Orleans to help stabilize the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

USO brings entertainment to Task Force Baghdad Special to the Daily News
DeRidder Beauregard Daily News Wed, 21 Sep 2005 8:05 AM PDT
CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - It was a star-studded day for Task Force Baghdad Soldiers.
IRAQ CHECKPOINT — Local civilians gather around U.S. soldiers at a checkpoint in Tal Afar, Iraq, Sept. 19, 2005. Iraqi Army Security Forces, with assistance from the U.S. Army's 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and 82nd Airborne, are providing security for the region of Tal Afar in order to disrupt insurgent safe havens and to clear weapons cache sites in the area of operation. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Alan D. Monyelle

On This Day

Quote of the Day
"The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth."
-- Thomas J. Jackson

Today in History
- The last person is hanged for witchcraft in the U.S.
1789 - Congress establishes the Office of Postmaster General of the U.S.
1817 - John Quincy Adams becomes Secretary of State.
1862 - President Lincoln announces the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, in which he says he will free slaves in all states on January 1, 1863.
1868 - Race riots occur in New Orleans, LA.
1903 - Italo Marchiony is granted a patent for the ice cream cone.
1913 - A coal mine explosion kills more than 250 at Dawson, NM.
1944 - Boulogne is reoccupied by the Allies.
1949 - The U.S.S.R. detonates its first atomic bomb.
1950 - Omar N. Bradley is promoted to the rank of five-star general.
1960 - Mali gains independence from France.
1964 - "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." premiers on NBC-TV.
1968 - Zond-5 completes its flight.
1970 - President Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses.
1973 - Henry Kissingeris sworn in as America's first Jewish Secretary of State.
1975 - Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate President Ford in San Francisco.
1978 - Israeli PM Menachem Begin returns home after the Camp David summit.
1980 - Iraqi troops seize part of Iran in a border dispute, beginning the Iraq-Iran war.
1983 - NASA launches Galaxy-B.
1990 - Saudi Arabia expells Jordanian and Yemeni envoys.
1991 - California University makes the Dead Sea Scrolls public.

- Bilbo Baggins (Shire Reconning)
1694 - Lord Chesterfield, letter writer; introduced Gregorian calendar
1791 - Michael Faraday, discoverer of the principle of the electric motor
1822 – Confederate Brigadier General Eppa Hunton
1878 - Shigeru Yoshida, Japanese PM (1946-54)
1922 - Chen Ning Yang, physicist/disproved parity, Nobel Prize winner (1957)
1939 - Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Mount Everest; Mike Sullivan (Gov-WY)
1969 - Melissa Lynn Costello, Miss WV-America (1991)

- Selim I, captured Baghdad
1989 - Irving Berlin, composer, (age 101)

Reported Missing in Action

Knochel, Charles A., USN (IN); A1H shot down (pilot), KIA, body not recovered

Kuhlmann, Charles F., USAF (CT); A1H shot down (pilot), remains identified September, 1995
Wright, Buddy, US Army; escaped October, 1968

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


National Hurricane Center
REMODELING EFFORT — U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Rodney D. Saarela and Cpls. Allen K. Jones and Thomas E. Burns Jr. work on a basketball hoop as part of a remodeling project for a basketball court in Al Asad, Iraq, Sept. 15, 2005. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James D. Hamel

In Today's News - Thursday, September 22, 2005

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Saddam Lawyers: What Trial?
Forces Nab Doctors, Stop Terrorist Clinic

Operation Enduring Freedom
Marine Fights for Country, Religion
Soldiers Help Launch Afghan Radio Station

Hurricane Season
Katrina's Death Toll Climbs Past 1,000
Rita heads for Texas as Category 5

Troops on Trial
Jury Seated for Lynndie England's Trial

Able Danger
Able Danger Answers Sought
Atta Files Destroyed by Pentagon

U.N. News
Israel Says It Will Seek Seat on U.N. Security Council

Supreme Court
Leahy Backs Roberts, Kennedy Opposes Nominee
Bush Speaks on O'Connor

Moonbat Watch
Sheehan Protest Goes to D.C.
War Opponents Target Recruiters in Schools

Other News of Note
WWII Grave Found at U.S. Base in Germany

Fox News
Mexico's Federal Police Officials Dead in Copter Crash

Lawmakers Scuffle Over Katrina Oversight
Iraqis Protest British Troops

N. Korea: U.S. Planning Attack
EU Postpones Decision on Iran
Jury: Diocese Covered Up Abuse, but Can't Be Charged

Reuters: Top News
EU backs down on Iran
JetBlue plane lands safely on crippled nose gear
Basra refuses cooperation with Britain over raid
US envoy calls for N.Korea nuclear inspection: FT
Vatican to bar homosexual priests-NYT
Schroeder and Merkel's parties row before talks
Italy economy minister quits in blow to Berlusconi
EU and US step up search for WTO deal

AP World News
British Troops Reduce Presence in Basra
Annan Urges Nations to Ratify Nuke Treaty
Iraqi Expects Insurgents to Disrupt Vote
Lawyers Visit Detainees on Hunger Strike
Sudan Army Says Rebels Killed in Darfur
Yushchenko's Pick for Prime Minister OK'd
London Police Chief Weighed Quitting
Israel: al-Qaida Ready to Infiltrate Gaza
Messengers Promote Peace During U.N. Visit
Saddam Lawyers Don't Recognize Trial Date
U.N. Food Program Sounds Alarm on Iraq
Congo Refugees Return, Determined to Vote
Guyana Woman Convicted in Exorcism Death
France Boosts Incentives for Having Kids
Competition to Decide Tsunami Memorial
Hurricanes Decrease War Support
Federal Government Ready for the Worst
Two U.S. Soldiers Die in Iraq
Drug Co-Payment Waivers Extended
Two Navy Fliers Die in Plane Crash
Navy Orders S. Texas Bases Evacuated
Storms Cast New Light on BRAC
U.S. Deploys Warfare Unit to Jam Enemy Satellites

CENTCOM: News Release

Department of Defense
Horn of Africa Force Seeks to Win Friends — Story
'Australian Taliban' Hearings to Resume — Story
Terrorists Use Children as Shields

Women's Center Opens in Paktika Province — Story
Guard Units Deliver Donated School Supplies — Story Photos

U.S. Troops Train Iraqi Soldiers to Save Lives
Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Bring Hope to Community
Iraqi, U.S. Troops Provide School Supplies

Ice Cream Shop Salutes Troops — Story

Hurricane Katrina

5 U.S. Soldiers, Diplomat Killed
Polish Troops Support School
Colleges, Schools Get Computers
Polish Soldiers Renovate Facility
Iraq Reconstruction
Iraq Daily Update
Multinational Force Iraq
Eye on Iraq Update (pdf)

Rumsfeld: Election Critics Wrong
Afghanistan Daily Update

Relief Work Not Diluting War Effort
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Army Casualties — Story

*** "Today in History" coming later ***