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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Tonal Troop Support - "Goodnight Soldier"

I have been so touched by these courageous men and women that I had to write a song about my feelings. In the middle of the night and in a moment of tearful reflection, I couldn’t help but think, what if one of those soldiers were my Son, my Daughter, my Brother, my Sister or my Mom or my Dad? My heart is full of gratitude for all of the relatives of soldiers that are fighting for our American dream. This song reflects my appreciation for this great country that I live in and the sacrifices of past and present Soldiers which have allowed me the Freedom and Liberty that I enjoy everyday. Their courage cannot be matched. Their Loyalty to Protect our Country is amazing. They fight to protect the Freedoms of Americans they have never met. Many have fallen along this journey; they are the Heroes that are engraved in my soul. It is in pure humility that I salute them.

To listen to the song, go here

Thanks, Sara.
Atlantic Ocean (April 10, 2006) - An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Bluetails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two One (VAW-121) launches from flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73). George Washington Carrier Strike Group is participating in Partnership of the Americas, a maritime training and readiness deployment of the U.S. Naval Forces with Caribbean and Latin American countries in support of U.S. Southern Command's (SOUTHCOM) objectives for enhanced maritime security. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Christopher Stephens

No Heroes in Coach

First-class guy wants soldiers to get the best seats
Ronnie Polaneczky

WHEN HE WENT on his frequent business trips, Mike Bosaczyk used to care deeply about whether he flew in a first-class seat.

"There's nothing like it," he said. "You're first on, first off. There's always room in the overhead storage, so you don't have to check your bag. It makes the trip easier."

But after a chance encounter with a U.S. soldier returning home from Iraq, Bosaczyk doesn't give a crap about that stuff anymore.

And he doesn't want you to give a crap about it, either.

The Fairmount resident has started a campaign to get first-class flyers to trade their seats for the coach ones held by troops on the same flight.

Nothing, he said, makes him feel more warm and fuzzy about flying than squeezing into coach so that a serviceman can luxuriate in what would've been Bosaczyk's capacious berth at the front of the plane.

"It's the best feeling," says Bosaczyk, 45, whose job selling healthcare-information systems for McKesson Technologies will require him to fly hundreds of thousands of miles this year.

"It makes the whole plane happy. I even got applauded."

Read the Rest - at
by Staff Sgt. Juan Valdes
April 11, 2006
Spc. Joshua Lynn, from the U.S. Provincial Training Team, provides security for fellow Soldiers who are visiting the Provincial Police Headquarters in Diwaniyah, Iraq.

Blogwatch - Michael Yon in Afghanistan

Curious Circumstance

Mysterious Land

...From Dubai our jet flew over the Arabian Gulf. After some time, the wings were over land again, and we began flying over what appeared to be desolate mountains, interspersed with desert. There were occasional signs of people below, but for at least half the flight—lasting two and a half hours—it seemed as though we were flying over the surface of a distant planet. Although the landscape shows the markings of water that flowed and collected in the past, for great stretches I saw no water. Eventually there were clouds and rivers below; as snow-covered peaks came into view I snapped a few black and white shots.

As the jet descended into the Kabul airport, the first traces of green and blue emerged...
Read the Rest

Pilot burial solves two mysteries
Family members of 2nd Lt. Robert Hoyle Upchurch attend a memorial service Saturday, April 8, 2006 in High Falls, N.C. He was killed when his P-40 Warhawk crashed in China in 1944 during bad weather. Lieutenant Upchurch was a member of the famed Flying Tigers during World War II and was listed as missing in action until his remains were identified last May by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jack Braden

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The Waiting

Brian Mockenhaupt is a 10th Mountain Division veteran of two tours in Iraq. He offers a glimpse into what it's like in a war where IEDs are the enemy's weapon of choice.

Published: March 12, 2006

I'm reading Stars and Stripes one day at lunch, my rifle on the floor between my feet, before we start the workday, driving our Humvees around western Baghdad. There's an article that says that sudden emotional stress can spike your adrenaline and stun your heart. So I add that to the already impressive list of ways you might die in this war, from bullets to beheadings. The main way, of course, is the bomb, the improvised explosive device.

Mostly we drive around Iraq, often we walk and always we wait. Waiting to blow up. But my luck runs strong. I've been hit with only one bomb, and it exploded too early, just in front of our truck. The detonator was elaborate, but the bomb was shoddy and did little more than pepper the truck with gravel and shrapnel. Dirt and rock cascaded through the turret hatch, and we yelled to one another, asking if anyone was hurt. Then we laughed and whooped. What else can you do?...

Read the Rest at the "New York Times Magazine"

Thanks, Sara.
Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (April 10, 2006) - U.S. Navy High-Speed Vessel (HSV 2) Swift arrives for a routine port visit. Swift, currently manned by its Blue Crew, is assigned as the command ship for Commander Mine Warfare Command (COMINEWARCOM) located in Ingleside, Texas. U.S. Navy photo by Mr. Paul Farley

Make Peace or Die - The 1/5 Marines


Immediate internet presales for Memorial Day (May 29, 2006) DVD release ahead of innovative online distribution

SANTA MONICA, CA, April 3, 2006 – 62 Area Films today is announcing the World Premiere of "Make Peace or Die: The First Days of War in Iraq with 1st Battalion 5th Marines" with two special screening sessions at the Annual Conference, April 21 & April 22, 2006, in Houston, TX and immediate availability of DVD purchase through the official website ( for Memorial Day release. On May 29, 2006, when the DVD begins shipping, the film will be made freely available for download through the website via open source BitTorrent technology.

"Make Peace or Die: The First Days of War in Iraq with 1st Battalion 5th Marines" is a boots-on-the-ground account of the treacherous three-week journey from the oilfields of Kuwait to Saddam Hussein's palace in Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Footage from embedded reporters, Department of Defense archives, digital images from individual Marines, and interviews conducted by a former member of 1/5 provide a rare glimpse into the souls of America's warriors.

From the first encounter with the enemy at Saddam Canal to dealing with the fog of war at a roadblock on the streets of Baghdad, we witness in these men the essence of conflict, both personal and professional, as seen through the ages. The film serves as both an intensely personal oral history and a chilling snapshot of events that
would give way to the future in Iraq.

Award-winning director Valerian Bennett will accompany the film to Houston and field questions from the audience of conference attendees. Bennett states, "In light of the current situation in Iraq, it is arresting to witness the expedition of infantry Marines during the first days of the war. Remember, at this point, places like Fallujah and Ramadi were unknown. IEDs were non-existent. And, 'major combat operations' were being decisively concluded. Of course we now have the hindsight of three years to use as filter for the American experience in Iraq. As such, so many elements of this film strike deeper and deeper as the days pass."

Bennett continues, "When I initially saw some of the first-person combat footage and raw interviews these men gave, fresh from the battlefield, I knew there was something the greater public could benefit from that elevates above politics. Using open source BitTorrent technology to bring this film freely to the American people fulfills what I believe is the ultimate goal of personal documentaries; to promote a further understanding of the human condition."

About 62 Area Films
62 Area Films is an entertainment holding company formed by acclaimed filmmaker, Valerian Bennett, for the exclusive purpose of producing "Make Peace or Die."

About, Inc., Inc. (formerly, was founded in January 2003 in response to parents' needs to find information and to Connect & Share™ with one another during deployments. Free services and connections have expanded to support and educate Marine moms & dads, spouses, families and friends. The site has helped over 30,000 Marine and recruit families during boot camp, training, active duty and deployments., Inc. is an IRS 501(c)(3) public charity.

About 1st Battalion 5th Marines
The activation of the Fifth Marines dates back to June 1917, just prior to the U.S. force deployment to France during World War I. In January of 2003, the Fifth Marines deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Regiment became the first unit to cross the line of departure into Iraq and during much of the drive to Baghdad the Regiment led the 1st Marine Division in the deepest attack in Marine Corps history.

About BitTorrent
The open source BitTorrent protocol provides a means for content creators and publishers to manage the distribution of data from a single source to many destinations (peers). A file being distributed as a Torrent is broken into pieces that are subsequently shared between the peers (instead of being sent only from the source to each peer). With BitTorrent, a potentially massive increase in distribution efficiency for the publisher and generally a better overall experience for any given peer is achieved.

Press Contact:
James Mason
62 Area Films
by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp
April 11, 2006
A convoy of Minnesota Army National Guard vehicles makes its way through floodwaters along Minnesota Highway 75 between Hendrum and Halstad, to help lay sandbags and conduct rescue missions if needed, along the banks of the Red River. The flood is the third highest on record.

In Today's News - Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Quote of the Day
A right is not what someone gives you;
it's what no one can take from you.

-- Ramsey Clark

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
US shelved evidence discounting Iraq's WMD: report
American students favor Iraq troop reduction
Iraqi parliament to discuss unity government
U.S. Reports 5 More Troops Killed in Iraq
Three years later, it's all come down to Baghdad
Shiite rivals stand in way of forming government

Operation Enduring Freedom
U.S. soldiers on lookout for purloined drives

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Prosecutors Set to Rest in Moussaoui Trial
Moussaoui jury sees Pentagon carnage
NYC Cop Dies of Illness Linked to WTC Recovery
Bombing at Pakistan Park Kills at Least 41 in Karachi
Pakistan troops on alert in Karachi after blast
Pakistan buries blast victims
Death Toll in Pakistan Bombing Rises to 56
More screeners may mean shorter wait times

Troops on Trial
U.S. Sailors Arrested for Alleged 'Sham' Marriages

Other Military News
Army revamping training, structure

Frist, Hastert Want Felony-Free Immigration Law
Groups Help Organize Immigration Rallies
House GOP frets that get-tough bill on immigration gives pain, no gain

Worldwide Wackos
Fission Capable
Russia Condemns Iran For Enriching Uranium
US warns Iran on nuclear announcement
Deadlock on N Korea nuclear talks

E-Mails Show Abramoff's Donation Leverage
Hillary returns to hometown
Senators want IRS to offer free e-filing

Media in the Media
Globe's Donnelly honored for international reporting

"'Mr. Switzerland" to entice women during World Cup
Shop worker finds cocaine instead of bananas
Police: Mo. Couple's Sextuplet Tale a Hoax
Former asylums hold allure for home buyers
Sperm donor sued for child support
Cops: Couple lied about son's death to get time off work Eagle suffers embarrassing end to date
Pranksters hijack quarter balloting
Church offers cathedral bells for cells
82-year-old woman gets $114 ticket for slow walking

Other News of Note
Not Backing Down (Berlusconi refuses to concede Italian election)
Prodi plans for power as vote dispute rages - Video
Archives OK'd Removing Records, Kept Quiet
Attorney tells of other futile Detroit 911 calls

Fox News
30 Bodies Found in Mass Graves in Colombia
Clinton Regrets Lack of Progress on Race Relations
Duke Rape Investigation 'Not Going Away'
Stocks to Watch: Gannett
Man Convicted for Drowning Children in Lake
Rice Recalls Mom's Fight Against Segregation
China to Enforce Copyrights, Lift U.S. Beef Ban
NEW! Small Business Page

Reuters: Top News
Checkbooks open as China's Hu heads to Washington
Time for change when Sri Lanka turns back the clocks
Europe's Venus Express enters orbit
Microsoft warns of three "critical" security flaws
RIM to launch BlackBerry in China by mid-year
Study finds advances in breast cancer treatments
High cholesterol linked to prostate cancer risk
Asia stocks fall on oil price fears
Google sees large revenue growth in China
Nasdaq stakes claim on London exchange
IEA lifts need for OPEC oil in 2006
Accentia gets fast-track status for sinus drug
Belgacom CEO says eyes acquisitions
Google sees large revenue growth in China
LG.Philips LCD shares fall on gloomy Q2 outlook
Nasdaq stakes claim on London exchange
Nikkei falls 1.5 pct as oil woes prompt selling
Pixelplus lowers Q1 revenue view, shares plunge
Genentech slips on Rituxan sales
Disney and cyber TV
Dellith: Profit surprises in regional banks
Experts: No hurry to sell family silver

AP World News
Talks on Italy Cabinet Said to Start Soon
Reports: Spears' Son Fell From High Chair
Skilling Denies Leading Enron Conspiracy
10th Planet Slightly Larger Than Pluto
Clothing Company Sues Jessica Simpson
Gasoline Prices Rise As Summer Approaches
Jeter Helps Yanks Rally in Home Opener
Indians Top Mariners for 6th Straight

The Seattle Times
Reputed Mafia boss nabbed in Sicily after 4 decades on the lam
Estrogen alone is safe for some, study says
New Maine law expands protection orders to pets
Midland dedicates a presidential home
Anne Frank's angry "declaration"
Death toll rises in trade-fair fire

Chicago Sun-Times
Did Ryan juror blab about case?
Colleges can snub 'perfect'
Head to head, new T. rex beats Sue
Cunningham narrow winner in appellate race
State panel rejects ban on school junk food
Slow state budget talks cost $21,000 a day in Legislature's OT
Cosmonaut wants to tee off from space
Rapper Proof, Eminem friend, killed at 8 Mile Road nightclub
Biker in Canada accused of killing 8 others was 'nicest man'

Boston Globe: World
Scores hurt as police clash with protesters (Katmandu)
Tampa VA Hospital Faces Investigation
Carrier Group Heads to Caribbean
Iran One Step Closer
Air Force Proposes New Strike Missile
Pentagon Revamps Joint Radio Program
Air Force Chief Sees Long Stay in Iraq
Bush Loses Iraq Ally With Berlusconi Loss

CENTCOM: News Releases





Insurgents detained, cache destroyed in Kirkuk


Department of Defense
Rumsfeld, Bush Support Diplomatic Route -Story - Video - Transcript
Rumsfeld: Recruiting Successes Reflect Troops' Caliber
Post-Saddam Iraq on 'Cusp of Greatness' - Story - Iraqi Freedom Day Special
U.S., Iraqi Troops Find Weapons Caches - Story

Iraqis Take Lead in Tactical Ops With Vehicles - Story
Forts Part of Iraqi Path to Self-Governance - Story

Iraqi, U.S. Troops Team up to Guard Pipelines - Story
3 Electrical Substations Completed in Najaf - Story

Iraqi Soldiers Learn Humvee Maintenance - Story
Coalition Trains Iraqi Police to Protect Leaders - Story
Riggers Prepare Supplies for Afghans in Need - Story

U.S. Troops Train Iraqis on GPS, Lifesaving
U.S. Airmen Control One Third of Iraqi Skies

Afghan, Coalition Forces Train Together
Governor, Khost Residents Celebrate Project

Enlisted Soldier Fulfills Dream of Becoming a Pilot - Story

NFL Players Visit Reagan Sailors - Story
Group Raises Funds for Hospitals

Five U.S. Soldiers Die
Bush: Iraqis Determined to Be Free
Zarqawi, al Qaeda Threaten Security
Casey Commentary: Government
Strategy Preserved Infrastructure
Joint Effort Targets Insurgents
Khalilzad Emphasizes Progress
Fact Sheet: Progress and Work Ahead
Report: Strategy for Victory in Iraq
Iraq Daily Update
This Week in Iraq (PDF)
Multinational Force Iraq
State Dept. Weekly Iraq Report (PDF)
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
Iraq Reconstruction

Forces Respond to School Attack
Police Secure Border Crossing
Leaders Urge Close Cooperation
Forces Kill Taliban Commander
PRT Commanders' Topic: Security
Forces Destroy Rocket in Ghazni
Afghanistan Update

Defense Backs Down in Teen's Case
Commission Argues Representation
Proceedings Begin Despite Boycott
Supplemental Funds Security
Defense Chiefs: Time to Stand Firm
Fact Sheet: Budget Request
Fact Sheet: War on Terror
Fact Sheet: Terror Plots Disrupted
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Nassau Group Transits Suez Canal
OEF, OIF Vets Get Job Preference
England Named Deputy Secretary
Enlisted Advisor Talks to Grads
IED Survivors Apply Experiences
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Marine Casualties - Story

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

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar


Today in History
0352 - St Julius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1065 - Pilgrims under bishop Günther of Bamberg reach Jerusalem
1111 - Pope Paschalis II crowns Henry V Roman emperor
1204 - 4th Crusade occupies & plunders Constantinople
1229 - Queen Blanche of Castilië & Earl Raymond VII van Toulouse sign peace
1545 - French King François I orders Protestants of Vaudois to be killed
1606 - England adopts the Union Jack as its flag
1654 - England, Ireland & Scotland unite
1713 - Dutch State-General signs peace with France Netherlands loses Orange Princedom
1770 - Townsend Acts repealed
1776 - Halifax resolution for independence adopted by North Carolina
1782 - Battle at Les Saintes West Indies - British fleet beats French
1811 - 1st US colonists on Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment, WA
1844 - Texas becomes a US territory
1861 - Fort Sumter, SC is shelled by Confederacy, starting the Civil War
1862 - James Andrews steals Confederate train (General) at Kennesaw, GA; Union troops occupy Fort Pulaski, GA
1863 - Gunboat battle at Bayou Teche LA
1864 - Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest captures Fort Pillow, TN; Battle of Blair's Landing, LA
1869 - North Carolina legislature passes anti-Klan Law
1872 - Jesse James gang robs bank in Columbia, KY (1 dead/$1,500)
1877 - British annex Transvaal, in South Africa
1883 - French troops under Lieutenant-Colonel Borgnis-Desbordes occupy Bamako Senegal
1892 - George C. Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter
1893 - Battle at Hoornkrans Southwest-Africa German Schutztruppen chases away Hottentotten under Hendrik Witbooi
1894 - British & Belgian secret accord on dividing Central-Africa
1898 - Army transfers Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco Bay to Navy
1905 - French Dufaux brothers test helicopter
1907 - Belgium government of De Stain de Naeyer resigns
1908 - Fire makes 17,000 homeless in Chelsea MA
1911 - 1st non-stop London-Paris flight (Pierre Prier in 3 hours 56 minutes)
1919 - British Parliament passes a 48-hour work week with minimum wages
1927 - General Chiang Kai-shek begins counter revolution in Shanghai
1928 - Assassination attempt on King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy
1931 - Spanish voters reject the monarchy
1935 - Germany prohibits publishing "not-Aryan" writers
1935 - Royal Proclamation sets design of Canada's new Jubilee Silver Dollar
1938 - 1st US law requiring medical tests for marriage licenses (New York)
1940 - Italy annexes Albania
1941 - Vichy-France's head of government Admiral Dalan consults with Hitler
1942 - Japan kills about 400 Filipino officers in Bataan
1943 - Allies conquer Soussa, North-Africa
1945 - Canadian troops liberate Nazi concentration camp Westerbork, Netherlands; Harry Truman sworn in as 33rd US President
1946 - Syria gains independence from France
1951 - Israeli Knesset officially designates April 13 as Holocaust Day
1952 - Salaheddine Baccouche forms Tunisian government
1954 - Belgian Van Houtte government resigns
1955 - Salk polio vaccine safe & effective; 4 billion dimes marched
1956 - Bandaranaike government forms in Ceylon
1959 - France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria
1961 - Douglas MacArthur declines offer to become baseball commissioner; Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin becomes 1st person to orbit Earth (Vostok 1)
1963 - Birmingham police use dogs & cattle prods on peaceful demonstrators
1966 - 1st B-52 bombing on North Vietnam
1973 - France recognizes North Vietnam; Sudan adopts constitution; Swaziland suspends constitution
1979 - Soyuz 33 returns to Earth
1980 - US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow games
1981 - Maiden voyage Space Transit System-space shuttle Columbia launched
1982 - 3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot
1983 - Harold Washington becomes Chicago's 1st black mayor
1985 - 16th Shuttle Mission (51D)-Discovery 4 launched-with Senator Jake Garn
1987 - Texaco files for bankruptcy
1988 - Harvard University patents genetically engineered mouse (1st for animal life); Sonny Bono elected mayor of Palm Springs CA
1990 - 1st meeting of East German democratically elected parliament, acknowledges responsibility for Nazi holocaust & asks for forgiveness
1991 - US announces closing of 31 major US military bases; Nepalese Congress party wins general elections
1992 - Earthquake rocks Germany; Euro Disney opens in Marne-la-Vallee, France; Lynn Gunther of California threatens to blow herself up in front of UN

1579 - François de Bassompierre, Marshal of France
1724 - Lyman Hall, US physician (signed Declaration of Independence)
1764 - Dirk van den Boetzelaer, regent of Holland
1777 - Henry Clay [the Great Compromiser], US politician
1791 - Francis Preston Blair, newspaper editor (Washington Globe)
1792 - John George Lambton London, statesman (1st Earl of Durham)
1793 - Ferdinand I the Good Natured, Emperor of Austria/King of Hungary
1831 - George Burgwyn Anderson, Confederate Brigadier General; Grenville Mellen Dodge, Union Major General
1838 - John Shaw Billings, US librarian/army physician
1871 - Ioannis Metaxas, Greek General/dictator (1936-41)
1884 - Otto Meyerhof, German psychologist/biochemist (Nobel-1922)
1889 - Pierre-Étienne Flandin, French premier (1934-35)/Minister of Foreign affairs
1894 - Francisco H. Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese General/President (1951-58)
1898 - Sir Grantley H. Adams, President of Barbados
1902 - Louis J. M. Beel, Premier of Netherlands (1946-48, 58-59)
1903 - Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist/UN advisor (Nobel 1969)
1904 - Harald James Penrose, pilot
1908 - Carlos Lleras Restrepo, President of Colombia
1912 - Harold Maguire, British air marshal
1924 - Julius Moormann, student/resistance fighter (WWII)
1930 - Lou A. de Graaf, Dutch Assistant Secretary of Social Affairs (VDA)
1932 - Tiny Tim [Herbert Butros Khaury], singer (Tip Toe Thru' the Tulips With Me)
1936 - Kennedy A. Simmonds, Premier (St Kitts & Nevis, 1983-95)
1937 - Igor Petrovich Volk, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-12)

0352 - Julius I, Pope (337-52)
1550 - Claude of Lorraine, Duke of Guise, dies at 53
1555 - Johanna de Wanzinnige, Queen of Castilie (1504-20), dies at 75
1704 - John Hudde, 21x mayor of Amsterdam, dies at 76
1828 - Jean Henri Appelius, Dutch lawyer/minister of Finance, dies at 60
1864 - Thomas Green, Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 50
1878 - William M. "Boss" Tweed, New York politician
1912 - Clara Barton, organized American Red Cross, dies at 90
1945 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd US President (1933-1945, Democrat), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs GA at 63
1946 - August Borms, Flemish nazi collaborator, executed at 67
1956 - José Moscardo Ituarte, Spanish General (Alcázar 1936), dies at 77
1966 - Sumokil, President of Republic South Moluccas, executed
1980 - William R. Tolbert, Jr., Liberian President & 27 others killed in coup
1987 - Ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security) dies at 90
1989 - Abbie Hoffman, yippie peace activist of the 60's, dies at 52
1993 - Isaac Rojas Vice, President of Argentina (1955-58)
1994 - Harry la Fontaine, Danish/US resistance fighter/producer, dies at 81

Reported Missing in Action
The following USN personnel reported MIA when their KA3B was shot down near Hainan Island:
Glasson, William A. (CA)

Harris, Reuben (OH)

Jordan, Larry M. (CA)

Pugh, Kenneth W. (CA); PRG returned ashes December, 1975

Also reported MIA this day in 1966:
Conway, James B., US Army SF (TN); Killed, BNR

Clay, William C. III, USMC (NC); A4E shot down - remains returned 1995 - ID'd February, 1997

DeSoto, Ernest L., USAF (AR); F4D disappeared in a cloud bank while on mission (w/Hall)

Hall, Frederick M., USAF (NC); F4D disappeared in a cloud bank while on mission (w/DeSoto)

Lamp, Arnold William, Jr., USAF (OH); RF4C shot down - remains ID'd July, 1995

Tabb, Robert Ernest, US Army ; released by PRG March, 1973 - retired as a Master Sgt - alive as of 1998