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Thursday, February 02, 2006

LCF Marine's Dying Wish Honored By Fellow Marine

What do a 55-year-old Oklahoman and a 23-year-old La Cañada Marine have in common? When Sgt. Don Grit learned that 2nd Lt. Andrew Torres' dying wish was to help find a cure for cancer, he decided to help.

The day before he died, in April of 2004, Andrew Torres made his parents promise that they would help find a cure for cancer. In the months following his death, Andrew's friends from Palm Crest Elementary School and Flintridge Prep suggested a golf tournament in Andrew's memory.

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To learn more about the 2nd Lt. Andrew Jacob Torres Memorial Golf Classic, April 3rd, 2006, click here, or click on the graphic link on the right side of this blog.

Thanks, Seamus.

Air Force Medical Evacuation System Makes Miracles Happen, General Says

By Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2006 – The Air Force's aeromedical evacuation system is unlike any system that's ever been fielded and has contributed greatly to the joint service team, the Air Force surgeon general said here today.

Since the war on terror began, the Air Force has moved more than 31,000 patients back to the U.S. for treatment and has saved countless lives, Air Force Lt. Gen. (Dr.) George Peach Taylor Jr. said at the State of the Military Health System 2006 Annual Conference.

"When you couple an expeditionary medical team with a great air evacuation system, miracles can happen," he said.

The air evacuation system requires all the military services to work together, as someone in the Navy might be evacuated by the Air Force to an Army hospital, Taylor said. The way the services cooperate during this process proves the developing theory about the effectiveness of a joint service effort, he said.

"This capability ties together a seamless interservice team," he said.

About 60 percent of deployed Air Force medical assets are working with joint activities, providing support to other U.S. services, coalition and Iraqi forces, Taylor said. In fiscal 2005, the Air Force averaged 365 surgeries and 758 procedures per month at their eight deployed facilities, he said. Of these, U.S. casualties accounted for only 20 to 25 percent of those treated, he said.

"Not only do American forces rely on these medical capabilities, but coalition forces and Iraqi security forces know the capability we bring to support them," he said. "You want to know joint, look at the medical service."

The Air Force further proved the competence of the evacuation system during Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, Taylor said. Because of the large number of injured people, officials had to modify their strategy and were able to move 750 to 800 people a day without setting up a typical field hospital, he said.

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) George Peach Taylor Jr., USAF

Military Heroes, Families Respond to State of Union Message

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jamie Dana, with military working dog, Rex, was among five servicemembers President Bush honored Jan. 31 during his State of the Union address. U.S. Air Force photo

By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2006 – The family of a fallen Marine President Bush honored as a hero during his State of the Union address last night and five servicemembers invited to attend the address expressed gratitude today for the nation's support for the military.

Sara Jo and Bud Clay of Pensacola, Fla., parents of Marine Staff Sgt. Dan Clay, and Clay's widow, Lisa, of Aurora, Ohio, said during television interviews this morning that they felt honored to be invited to sit with first lady Laura Bush during the address and to have Clay honored.

During a Fox News Channel interview today, Lisa called it "incredibly comforting" to hear the president read from a letter Clay sent to his family before being killed in action Dec. 1 in Fallujah, Iraq.

The words in Clay's letter, Bush said during his speech, could just as well be addressed to every American. "I know what honor is," Clay wrote in the letter. "It has been an honor to protect and serve all of you. I faced death with the secure knowledge that you would not have to. Never falter! Don't hesitate to honor and support those of us who have the honor of protecting that which is worth protecting."

Lisa praised her husband's dedication to his fellow Marines and their mission in Iraq. "They believed in the mission and all the accomplishments they are making," she said.

Clay's mother said she felt honored to have her family sit with Mrs. Bush during the address. "We were simply so grateful to be able to be there, and everyone was delightful to us," she said. "It was a little overwhelming, but a real pleasure."

"Our nation is grateful to the fallen, who live in the memory of our country," Bush said during last night's address. "We are grateful to all who volunteer to wear our nation's uniform. And as we honor our brave troops, let us never forget the sacrifices of America's military families."

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jamie Dana, one of five servicemembers also invited to sit with the first lady during the address, said during a CNN interview today that she felt privileged to serve as a representative of the Air Force and U.S. military.

Dana, who became the first military working dog handler allowed to adopt her 5-year-old German shepherd partner from active duty after the two were injured in Iraq, said she credits quick-acting Air Force and Army medics with saving her life. Calling these medical professionals "heroes," Dana thanked them today for the life-saving support they gave her and that they provide other servicemembers every day. "They're miracle workers. I wouldn't be here if it weren't for them," she said.

Dana also expressed appreciation for the support she received at all levels, from the Air Force and Pentagon leadership to Congress to the White House, that enabled her to overcome obstacles to adopting her working dog, Rex. The two had been inseparable, training together for three years and deploying as a team to Pakistan, then Iraq, before the attack.

While recuperating from her wounds at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here, Dana asked to adopt Rex, but learned that law prevented it because Rex was not ready for retirement. An act of Congress changed the law to allow dogs to be retired early when their handlers are severely injured.

With the two now together, Dana is awaiting a medical board to evaluate her case, but said she'll always keep Rex at her side wherever she goes. Her dream is to eventually work as a veterinarian, she said. "Rex will accompany me wherever I may end up," she said. "And hopefully we will be able to do some search-and-rescue work after I am strong enough to handle it."

Like Dana, honorees Army Sgt. Wasim Khan and Marine Corps Sgt. Nicholas Graff had been wounded in Iraq. Also joining them in the first lady's box were Navy Cmdr. Kimberly Evans, the first female Navy officer to command a provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan, and Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Joel Sayers, who rescued 167 Hurricane Katrina survivors in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast.

After coming to the United States less than 10 years ago, Khan, a native of Pakistan, was driven to do something good in the world. Currently a patient at Walter Reed, he was wounded in Baghdad by a rocket-propelled grenade in June 2003.

For Khan, of Queens, N.Y., the Army represented an opportunity to express his passion for peace, equal rights and freedom, defense officials said.

Khan was conducting security operations when a rocket-propelled grenade shattered his leg and sliced his body with shrapnel. In April 2005, he was honored for his courage and sacrifices at the 2005 American Veterans Disabled for Life Awards Gala.

Graff, another servicemember honored, wasn't willing to let combat wounds keep him from his mission in Iraq. Despite injuries received in November 2004 during Operation Al Fajr in Fallujah, the Arabic linguist quickly volunteered to return to Iraq as soon as possible after his recovery in the United States to lend his skills.

When he was back in Iraq, Graff served as a vehicle commander and provided support to Operation Matador. Officials credit his linguistic skills, operational knowledge and combat experience as a team leader and vehicle commander for helping prepare deploying Marines for their missions in Iraq.

Bush also honored Evans, who commanded the provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan during her seven-and-a-half month assignment. She directed operations over a physically challenging environment that spanned three provinces in western Afghanistan, defense officials said. In addition, she stood up a new forward operating base and PRT covering Laghman and parts of the Nuristan province, in the Hindu Kush mountains of eastern Afghanistan.

In recognizing the Coast Guard's vital role in homeland security, Bush honored Sayers, a rescue swimmer who played a key role in helping rescue trapped residents held hostage by Hurricane Katrina's rising floodwaters. From his aircraft, Sayers spotted a woman waving frantically from a small hole in the roof of her home.

Sayers was lowered from his helicopter to the roof, where he learned that the woman's husband, who had no use of his legs, was trapped in the attic. Recognizing that the attic hole was too small to rescue him, Sayers helped hoist the woman to the helicopter then descended back to the home with an ax in hand to rescue her husband.

A TV crew captured the rescue on film, and Sayers' heroism was broadcast around the world to epitomize the determination and compassion of the rescue effort, officials said.

Navy Cmdr. Kim Evans stops to take a photo with children from the Ghoryan District in 2005. Evans was the first female commanding officer of a provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan during her deployment. She was present on Capitol Hill on Jan. 31 for President Bush's annual State of the Union address. U.S. Navy photo

Related Article:
President Praises Military Efforts in Terror War, Urges Resolve

SPECIAL DELIVERY — U.S. Army Spc. Nathan Yancer is joined by Iraqi boys hoping for a glimpse of donated soccer jerseys. Yancer and fellow soldiers delivered the jerseys, donated by an English soccer club for the village of Hamrin, Iraq soccer teams, Jan. 26, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Lee Elder

In Today's News - Thursday, February 2, 2006

"It's my shadow I see.
Six more weeks of mild winter there will be."
-- Punxsutawney Phil the Groundhog

-- Pam

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Saddam, Fellow Defendants Continue to Boycott Trial - Four GIs Killed in Iraq
Brits Re-Examine Iraq War With 100th Death
Insurgents Thwarting Iraq Reconstruction
Woman Killed in U.S. Gunbattle in Baghdad
Prince Harry headed to Iraq
Former US official to plead guilty in Iraqi kickback scheme
Female witnesses describe being beaten by Hussein kin

Operation Enduring Freedom
Bomber Kills Five Afghans
Al-Qaida Figthing in Afghan Insurgency

Homeland Security / War on Terror
House Extends Patriot Act
Palestinians Receive Aid from Saudia Arabia, Qatar
Arabs Pressure Hamas to Renounce Violence
Palestinian Employees' Wages to Be Delayed

Moonbat Watch
Police Drop Sheehan Charge
Police apologize to Sheehan and to GOP lawmaker's wife

Supreme Court
Alito's First Case

President on Speaking Tour- Video: Bush in Nashville
Bush acknowledges "anxiety" in nation
Don't blame oil giants for huge profits, president says

Cartooning Muhammad
French Editor Fired Over Muhammad Drawings
More cartoons, protests in Mohammad blasphemy row
More European papers print caricatures of Muhammad
Gunmen surround EU office in Gaza - Play Video

Gaza gunmen demand EU apology

Sex ed teacher signs on the bottom line...
I used to have a glass eye, but now I'm okay...
Sorry, wrong number: Oil guy makes gooey gaffe

SuperBowl XL - Go Hawks!
(Sorry, Steelers' Fans - I gotta root for the Hawks on this one)
George Karl bleeds black, gold
XL back becomes Super Bowl XL story
Porter lashes out at Stevens' comments
Chemistry: "It's the chicken. And it's the egg"
Former Aggie, Bernard says 12th is for all
Super Bowl MVPs share a bright past
City grew up with the Seahawks
Seattle Times Superbowl Blog

Other News of Note
DEA: Puppies Used as Drug Smugglers (These people are messed in the head)
W.Va. Mining Shutdown

Fox News
Punxsutawney Phil Sees His Shadow
Nuclear Standoff
Report: Tsunami Survivors Suffer Human Rights Abuses
Katrina Report Slams Planning
'New Planet' Measured
Bond Set for Andrea Yates

Reuters: Top News
Lawyer for US priest says to appeal extradition
Pentagon to research potential nuclear fallout: report
Ethics scandal looms over House leadership vote
RIM says UK high court decides in its favor
US death penalty debate locked in political stalemate
New bird flu vaccine works in mice
Early warning system predicts malaria epidemics
Shell profits break UK record
Tyco issues profit warning for current quarter
Gift cards, weather boost retailers' sales
Equifax 4th-quarter profit rises 9 pct
Anheuser-Busch profit hit as sales flat, costs up
Comcast profit drops 69 pct
Burger King sets long-awaited IPO
Industrial IPOs strong, health issues flat in US
Stock futures lower on earnings worries
Cephalon jumps, ImClone falls
Hilton spurns interest in Ladbrokes, shares rise
Starbucks, Hot Topic up on Inet
Take-Two shares fall on analyst downgrade
Revisiting Google valuation

AP World News
Israelis May Tear Down Two More Outposts
Eight Survivors From Indonesia Ferry Found
Lebanese Boy's Body Found in Disputed Area
Austria Can't Afford to Buy Back Paintings
Mayoral Candidates' Homes Bombed in Nepal
Serbian Military Hid War Crimes Fugitive
Doctors Give Comatose Sharon Feeding Tube
Commander: Haiti Slum Must Be Controlled

The Seattle Times
Proposed sex-abuse settlement more than just money
Two more deaths blamed on postal shooter
Medicare drug plan benefits some; others fall through cracks
Western Union's message on telegrams: It's all over
Christian group won't take stand on warming
Kenyan officials reject awkward offer of aid
Defiant Iran looks to history
Katrina response lacked federal leadership, report says
Pluto: Is it a planet or an object?
Black leaders worry past gains detract from today's struggle
Study finds gene raises SIDS risk in blacks
Operator of bus charged in deaths of Rita evacuees
Wal-Mart sued over contraceptive
U.S. allowed to use Swiss airspace

Chicago Sun-Times
$77 mil. deal in scaffold tragedy
FCC subpoenas 30 phone record dealers
3 inmates shot inside top-security wing of jail
City wants thousands of firefighter applicants
Computer experts indicted in film, software piracy
Source: New charge for pastor in abuse of boy
Cause of Wheeling crash unclear as wreckage heads to St. Louis
House cuts Medicaid, student loans
GOP legislators seek to limit where lawsuits can be filed
Administration extends emergency coverage for prescription drugs
Racism in postal rampage?
Judge OKs prayer ritual to settle disputes
Cop quits after refusing order to eject councilman from meeting
Wisconsin town says no thanks to $400,000
Lawyer admits he hid stolen art for 28 years
Report raises doubts about when IRA will break up
Polio endemic in only 4 nations

Boston Globe: World
Security shortage seen before Haiti vote
US seeks Darfur peacekeeping force
Chavez foe alleges giveways
Promise is seen for vaccine against deadly bird flu virus
Ailing Ozawa cancels winter performances
Bush says US would defend Israel militarily against Iran
Ethics overhaul urged in Canada
Army Vows to Cut Guard Role
US to Be at War for Years
NORTHCOM Prepares for Possible Pandemic
QDR Spares Fighter Programs, For Now

Department of Defense
Victory America's Only Option in Iraq - Story
President Praises Troops in Terror War - Transcript
U.S. Leadership, Resolve Critical to Terror Fight
Rumsfeld Notes Terrorists' Repeated Failures - Story - Video - Transcript
Survivors Praise Use of Body, Vehicle Armor - Story
Life-Saving Air Force Medevacs Make 'Miracles' - Story
Troops Have Confidence in Medical Care
Military Health Care Web Special

Estonia Helps Build Iraqi, Afghan Democracies - Story
U.S. Troops Deliver Donated Soccer Jerseys - Story
Iraqi SWAT Team Ready to Hunt Terrorists - Story

Troops, Nike Deliver New Shoes to Iraqi Kids
Marine Teams Focus on Teaching Iraqi Forces
Gear, Discipline Help Crew Survive IED Blast
Iraqi Troops, U.S. Marines Finish Koa Canyon

Video: Civil Affairs Mission Helps Kapisa Province
Task Force Pacemaker Vital to Afghan Ops
New Hospital Symbolizes Afghan Progress

Marine Leads Team on Weapons Hunts - Story

Network Aids Troops' Families - Story
Airmen Enjoy 'Lt. Dan Band' Show (Gotta love Gary Sinise)
Cartoonist Aids Troops, Fisher House
Pro Golfer Woods Visits SEALs
Employers Support La. Reservists

Iraqi Army Battalion Relocates
Iraqi Unit Assumes Command
Troops Disarm IED, Find Weapons
Iraqi C-130 Aircrew Makes History
Security Not Only Solution for Win
Iraqis Take Control South of Mosul
Bosnian Soldiers to Assist Iraqis
Police Courses Bolster Force
Highway Patrol Gets New Facilities
Fact Sheet: Progress and Work Ahead
Report: Strategy for Victory in Iraq
Iraq Daily Update
This Week in Iraq (pdf)
Multinational Force Iraq
Eye on Iraq Update (pdf)
State Dept. Weekly Iraq Report (pdf)
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
Iraq Reconstruction

Humanitarian Efforts Underway
Afghanistan Update

Koreans Remember History
USCG to Aid Super Bowl Security
Bush Discusses Iran, Weapons
New Democracies Help Each Other
More Ways to Counter WMD Sought
Bush Stresses Transformation Gains
Fact Sheet: War on Terror
Fact Sheet: Terror Plots Disrupted
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Exercise Topic: Pandemic Response
British Honor U.S. Navy Captain
Changes Will Improve Health Care
Care for Wounded Saves Lives
Leaders Honor Returning Reservists
Documentary Showcases Services
National Guard, Reserve Update

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
0962 - Pope John XII crowns German King Otto I the Great Emperor
1032 - Koenraad II succeeds Rudolf III as king of Bourgundy
1119 - Guido di Borgogna elected Pope Callistus II
1141 - Battle at Lincoln - King Stephen captured
1461 - 2nd battle of St Alban's-Lancastrians defeat Yorkists
1536 - Pedro de Mendoza finds the Argentine city of Buenos Aires
1550 - English Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, freed
1732 - King Frederik Willem I moves Lutherans towards East-Prussia
1742 - British Walpole government resigns
1802 - 1st leopard exhibited in US, Boston (admission 25¢)
1811 - Russian settlers establish Fort Ross trading post, north of San Francisco
1848 - 1st shipload of Chinese arrive in San Francisco; Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican War; US acquires Texas, California, New Mexico & Arizona for $15 million
1852 - 1st British public men's toilet opens (Fleet St London)
1863 - Samuel Clemens becomes Mark Twain for 1st time
1864 - Cruise of CSS Florida
1869 - James Oliver invents the removable tempered steel plow blade
1878 - Greece declares war on Turkey
1882 - Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, CT
1892 - Bottle cap with cork seal patented by William Painter (Baltimore)
1894 - US warship Kearsarge wrecked on Roncador Reef, near Solomon Island
1901 - Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization
1912 - Frederick R. Law parachutes from Statue of Liberty (stunt for Pathe)
1913 - NYC's Grand Central Terminal opens
1919 - Monarchist riot in Portugal
1920 - Estonia declares its Independence from Russia (Dorpat Peace); France occupies (German) Memel territory; Tarto/Dorpat peace treaty USSR recognizes Estonian independence
1923 - Ethyl gasoline 1st marketed, Dayton, OH; US signs friendship treaty with Central American countries
1931 - 1st use of a rocket to deliver mail (Austria)
1932 - Geneva disarmament conference begins with 60 countries
1932 - Al Capone sent to prison (Atlanta GA)
1933 - 2 days after becoming chancellor, Adolf Hitler dissolves Parliament; Göring bans communist meetings/demonstrations in Germany
1934 - Dutch Roman Catholic Bishops warn against fascism/Nazism
1935 - Lie detector 1st used in court (Portage, WI)
1942 - "Los Angeles Times" urges security measures against Japanese-Americans; US auto factories switch from commercial to war production
1943 - Battle of Stalingrad ends with final surrender of the German army - turning point of WWII
1944 - 4th US Marine Division conquerors Roi, Marshall Islands; Allied troops 1st set foot on Japanese territory; Baseball meets in New York NY to discuss postwar action
1945 - Escape attempt at Mauthausen concentration camp
1948 - President Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program
1950 - 1st broadcast of "What's My Line" on CBS-TV
1954 - President Eisenhower reports detonation of 1st H-bomb (done in 1952)
1955 - 1st Presidential news conference on network TV-Eisenhower on ABC
1957 - UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt
1958 - Syria joins Egypt in United Arab Republic
1962 - 8 of 9 planets align for 1st time in 400 years
1964 - GI Joe debuts as a popular American toy
1967 - Bolivia adopts its constitution
1968 - Springer Publishers in West Berlin, bombed
1971 - Idi Amin ousts Milton Obote to become dictator of Uganda
1973 - James R. Schlesinger becomes director of the CIA (until July); Richath Helms, ends term as 8th director of CIA
1975 - Army offensive against rebels in Eritrea, Ethiopia
1977 - Radio Shack officially begins creating the TRS-80 computer; Burn up of Salyut 4 Space Station (USSR)
1980 - FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected & public officials for bribes for political favors
1982 - "Late Night with David Letterman" premieres on NBC; Government troops & Muslim fundamentalists battle in Hamah, Syria
1984 - Lebanese army fight in Beirut
1986 - Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India; Oscar Arias Sanchez elected President of Costa Rica
1987 - Philippines adopts constitution
1990 - South Africa's President F[rederik] W[illem] de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes African National Congress & 60 other political organizations
1991 - US postage is raised from 25¢ to 29¢
1992 - IRS & Willie Nelson settle on $9 million tax bill (of $16.7 million)
1995 - US space shuttle Discovery launched
1998 - Philippine DC-9 crashes, apparently killing all 104 on board

1649 - Benedict XIII [Pierfrancesco Orsini], 245th pope (1724-30)
1754 - Charles-Maurice, Duke of Talleyrand-Périgord, French bishop/premier (1815)
1780 - Johannes van den Bosch, Governor-General (Netherlands East Indies)
1803 - Albert Sidney Johnston, Confederate General
1813 - József Eötvös, Hungarian Minister of Education (1848)
1815 - Nathaniel Collins McLean, Union Brigadier General
1827 - Abner Monroe Perrin, Confederate Brigadier General
1861 - Solomon R. Guggenheim, philanthropist (died aboard the Titanic)
1861 - Mehmed VI Vahideddin, last sultan of Ottoman Empire (1918-22)
1873 - Freiherr Konstantin von Neurath, German Secretary of State (1932-38)
1873 - Johan P. Earl van Limburg Stirum, Dutch diplomat
1884 - Julis Deutsch, Austrian politician/General Spanish Republican Army
1890 - Jean J.M. de Lattre de Tassigny, French General (Indo-China)
1891 - Antonio Segni, premier/president (Italy)
1905 - Ayn Rand, writer (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead)
1920 - Dr. An Wang, founder (Wang Labs, Wang Computers)
1927 - Richard Ray (Representative-GA)
1928 - Luigi Ciriaco De Mita, PM of Italy (1988-89)
1931 - Andreas "Andries" van Agt, Dutch premier (CDA, 1977-82)
1942 - Graham Nash rocker (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)
1947 - Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett, actress (Charlie's Angels, Burning Bed)
1948 - Jessica Savitch Kennett Square PA, news anchor (NBC)
1953 - James Mndaweni South African worker's union leader/president (NACTU)

1032 - Rudolf III, last independent king of Bourgundy, dies
1435 - Johanna II, lawless Queen of Naples (1414-35), dies at 61
1769 - Clement XIII [Carlo Rezzonico], Pope (1758-69), dies at 75
1804 - Caesar Rodney, US judge (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 62
1828 - Frederik Sigismund, Earl of Bylandt / Vice-Admiral, dies at 78
1907 - Dmitri I. Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table), dies at 72
1909 - Adolf Stoecker, German anti-semite/prime minister, dies at 73
1931 - Theodor Batthynyi, Hungarian contra-revolutionary, dies at 71
1979 - Sid Vicious [John Simon Ritchie], bassist (Sex Pistols), dies of a heroin overdose at 31
1980 - William H. Stein US biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies at 68
1981 - Donald W. Douglas, US aircraft pioneer/builder, dies at 88; Jan Donner, Dutch chairman of High Council, dies at 89
1988 - G. Mennen Williams, Supreme Court Justice, dies at 76 in Detroit
1992 - Bert Parks [Jacobson], TV host (Miss America Pageant), dies at 77
1995 - Alexis d'Anjou de Bourbon-Condé French prince/Russian, dies at 47

Reported Missing in Action
Hertz, Gustav G., Civilian; KIC June, 1967

The following US Army personnel reported MIA when their UH1H was shot down:
Adkins, Charles L., (OH); passenger

Burnham, Donald D. (AL); pilot

Patton, Kenneth J., (PA); crewchief

Pringle, Joe H. (WV); passenger (ID found at crash site)

Puggi, Joseph D. (NJ); passenger

Also reported MIA this day in 1968:
Ragsdale, Thomas; remains recovered July, 1969