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Thursday, May 18, 2006

We Have a Winner...

It is perhaps fitting that the copy of "Blood Stripes" I offered for the first correct answer to this month's "Where Am I?" is going to a Marine:

GySgt. Charles G., USMC (Ret.) correctly guessed that I am...

In Chicago, Ill. The Illinois National Guard has been hit hard and stood tall.

Thank you, Semper Fidelis

And as if being a Marine, and this month's winner, wasn't enough, the GySgt. is also a member of a pretty impressive group of motorcyclists (grrrr - FAR too much rain for me to take mine out lately). Check out the group at:

For more information on the clues I gave this month:

The Marine Corps first African-American female combat pilot:
Marine Capt. Vernice Armour

“Alpha” Company, 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry

US Army PFC Manuez Perez, Jr.

Thanks to all who submitted their guesses, and congratulations, Gunny.

UPDATE: Two of the folks who guessed incorrectly on the "Where Am I?" pointed out that Cpt. Armour calls Memphis, TN home. In my own defense, I did say I was in the birthplace of the first female African-American Marine pilot....However, as I told them, it's unwise to argue with people who outrank me. And I'm a pure civilian, so that's...well, pretty much everyone who works in or with the military. So, as a thank you, I'm going to send copies of the book to Larry B. and Dean O. as well - thanks for all you have done for people like me.

Armed Forces Day - Saturday, May 20, 2006

From Defenselink:

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense.

For more information, including a list of events by state, click the picture above, or go here:

Marine Mom's Flag Fight - Update - Score this One for Mom

Remember Cathy and her husband, who encountered resistance trying to display the US Flag with the Marine Corps emblem (posts here and here) in support of their son? Well, this one goes down as a victory for them:

To the PineCrest Board, Residents of PineCrest and our Supporters

Today we received a letter from the Board stating “ We understand that there are no official penalties for etiquette violations. Accordingly, the Board has decided at this time not to take any action against the flag with the Marine Corp endorsement.”

While we are gratified with the outcome we continue to be more than miffed by the process used to get to this point.

We continue to believe that, had it not been for the exposure given to this issue by the press, this board would have undoubtedly followed the directives of an earlier statement made by its President on TV that “the rules are the rules and we intend to enforce the rules.” We believe that this unyielding and strict interpretation of the Bylaws would have led to an immediate assessment of fines. If indeed this Board felt that it was on firm, and defensible, legal and moral grounds then it should have maintained its position and continued to respond to the press rather than issue repeated “no comments.”

As we have said to the press a number of times, we are not at all willing to concede that this Board ever had any authority to enforce etiquette issues involving an American Flag. Even if such enforcement capabilities did exist, that does not mean that this Board should have attempted such an action at a time of war, especially when it so directly affects a Marine Mom whose son is engaged in the Sunni Triangle in defense of our country.

We hope that our actions will serve as a warning to any other similarly minded Boards that they should tread lightly where issues of the American Flag are concerned. Even if these Boards believe that they have the authority to order its removal – they should simply have a meeting and vote to approve specific flags in specific locations. That apparently is what this Board eventually did – and it is something it should have done from the beginning. I wish that your support of a resident whose son is in a combat area was as strong as your support of a literal interpretation of the Bylaws.

We received many calls, letters and, even mementos from current and past vets. These include veterans from all four services with ranks ranging from Private to Brigadier General. Not a single one contacting us suggested that we remove this flag. To those PineCrest community vets who indicated to the board that they were displeased with this flag – I am more than disappointed with the level of callousness you displayed for the emotional wellbeing of a military family and I find it difficult to believe such a disregard for the feelings of a Marine mom with a son in combat would exist in any of our veterans.

We want to express our heartfelt appreciation for the support of so many who have graciously contacted us with words of encouragement. This support came both within the PineCrest community and also externally from emails, drive-bys, and phone calls. The many donations that we received from these sources will be used exclusively to send additional packages to our troops in the field.

We especially want to thank Mr. Charles Lindberg for his very supportive phone call. For those of you who are not aware of this person, Mr. Lindberg is the last living Marine who helped to plant the original flag on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in WWII. He is a Silver Star recipient for his actions on Iwo. The importance of his call telling us that we absolutely must continue to fly this flag cannot be overestimated.

This may be the end of this specific episode, but it should not be the end of our message.

Americans made a big mistake 40 years ago in how we treated our men and women in uniform. That mistake has largely been corrected and most Americans realize that the troops in the field are not responsible for political decisions and must be supported. But that first step, however important, is not enough. The families left behind need and deserve your support too.

May no soldier go unloved
May no soldier walk alone
May no soldier be forgotten
Until they all come home

Semper Fi,

Michael De Vita
Catherine Andreacchio

UUURRRRAHH, Cathy and Michael!

Question from a Reader

Some time ago, some of my more military-knowledgeable readers helped J.S. with a number of questions she had when her son was looking into military service.

I have another reader, Lisa, with some questions - and I'm staying out of this one. I know what the SF-Sarge-in-law would say here, but...I'm not going to tell. I'll leave the responses to those in the know. Please leave any thoughts you have in the comments section, or email me if you'd like to contact Lisa directly:

I’m still young so I told myself when I get older I wondered should I go to air force or army. I have a family member in the air force and have a close neibor (sic) that just had been medically discharged. Neibor (sic) say no way for the army. I have not yet asked my cousin , but everyone says go to the air force. What is your opinion.


AL ANBAR, Iraq (April 30, 2006) - Marines with Dam Security Unit, Bravo Company, 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, attached to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment conduct a boat patrol on the Euphrates River near Haditha Dam in the Al Anbar province of Iraq in order to deny enemy activity on the river in support of counter insurgency operations April 30, 2006. Photo by: Cpl. Justin L. Schaeffer

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MilBlogger TV


I am a television producer who just finished working on a documentary series for the (Discovery) Military Channel called BATTLEFIELD DIARIES. Three of the 10 hours have highlighted various aspects of the Iraq War – a Kiowa crash rescue in September 2004, the USMC drive towards Baghdad in April 2003 and the 724th Transportation Company Ambush of April 2004.

I am currently developing an exciting new television project for another major cable network that will utilize images personally shot by the troops and some text from various MilBlogs. So I am looking for personal videos and stills of our servicemen & women in Iraq, shot by those same servicemen & women. I'm especially looking for soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines talking INTO the diaries, having fun, being creative, interviewing one another, explaining what life is like in Iraq and/or Afghanistan, down time, training, explaining what happened to them that day, music videos, etc. Nothing is out of bounds! The good, the bad, or the ugly. Action, down time, fun time, helping Iraqi communities, interacting with Iraqi civilians / children / police / military...anything that has little a story to it or is visually interesting. If you know of anyone that kept a video diary while deployed; or did some "interviews" with his comrades in arms, please ask them to contact me. Any format is probably workable. (CD, DVD, cassette, etc.) All originals will be returned at my expense. If you have some ideas about how I should go about trying to get some footage together, I'm open to suggestions? Are there a couple of websites I should post my footage request on? Also, can you help me by passing the word around to other units? I need to act quickly as I must show the network some sample footage in 8 weeks. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Please pass this email to ANYONE you think might be able to assist with either footage or their experiences as a MilBlogger!

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you and stay safe.

Jake Klim
Normandy Films
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Balad remains one busy airfield
BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Aircraft pack the flightline here and operations are non-stop and intense. C-130 Hercules, MQ-1 Predators, F-16 Fighting Falcons and HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters all call this busy base home.

Blood Stripes - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

grunt: [noun]
(1) a deep, short throaty sound
(2) a U.S. Army or Marine foot soldier
(3) one who routinely does unglamorous work

Read the milblogs, and you get a lot of the good news from Iraq. Schools rebuilt, neighborhoods revitalized and made safer, terrorists killed or arrested.

Read the MSM, and you'll get a lot of bad news. Soldiers who cross the line while guarding detainees. Heroes killed by an IED. Iraqis who don't want us there.

What you don't see a lot of is the ugly. Long convoy rides. Blue-on-blue fire. Missions that don't go right. Brave Heroes doing their jobs in trying circumstances.

"Blood Stripes: The Grunt's View of the War in Iraq" reveals a lot about all three.

The Good: Brave Marines following the Spartan Way - dealing with heat and insurgency, IED's and AK-47's, wounded and fallen friends with steady resolve. Terrorists taken out of commission. Courage in the face of war.

The Bad: Mislaid plans, a sometimes questionably loyal Iraqi police force, and frayed nerves in the face of extreme stress.

The Ugly: Fallen Heroes. Humanity. The fact that being home isn't always being home whole.

To an ultimate "pogue" (or POAG) like me, the book was a rare look inside Marine culture. Values, ethos, operations. And it was a rare look at the reality of war. Sometimes we get the bad guys. And sometimes they get us. But one thing comes through in "Blood Stripes" very clearly - the Marines are absolutely resolved to have the last word on the subject.

At times it's difficult, but inspiring, to read - you find yourself in a war movie with all the action you can handle. The only problem is that the players in this one are real, and when they go down, sometimes they don't get back up. You really begin to feel for the Heroes in "Blood Stripes" - and you feel a keen sense of loss for the ones that don't make it to the end of the story. You find yourself rejoicing along with them when they do. And you find yourself tremendously grateful for the ones who go and face the dragons, so you don't have to.

That's not to say that the Heroes are perfect - they're normal men, with imperfect personalities, idiosyncracies, and anger. But that's what makes them so remarkable. They're normal men who became extraordinary - who became Marines, went to places like Fallujah, Ramadi, and Husaybah, and walked the line between Order and Disorder.

It's a must-read - a real story of the War in Iraq - from those who know it well.

Pick it up, or you can get a free copy courtesy of me if you are the first one to answer this month's "Where Am I" correctly.

UPDATE: We have a winner

Gulf of Mexico (May 17, 2006) - The ex-Oriskany, a decommissioned aircraft carrier, was sunk 24 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., on May 17 to form an artificial reef. The 888-foot ship took about 37 minutes to sink below the surface. After 25 years of service to the Navy in operations in Korea, Vietnam and the Mediterranean, ex-Oriskany will now benefit marine life, sport fishing and recreation diving off the coast of the Florida panhandle. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jeffrey P. Kraus


For Immediate Release
May 12, 2006
Contact: Lisa Gough
(202) 393-0090, ext.109

FOUR NAMES TO BE ADDED TO VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL Press Event to be Held on Thursday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m.

Washington, D.C.-The names of four American servicemen will be inscribed on the black granite walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial next week, announced Jan C. Scruggs, founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.Work will begin on Tuesday, May 16, and will continue through Thursday, May 18, when a ceremony will be held for the press to witness the addition of one of the names.

During that ceremony, Mark, Mike and Jon Rumley will be on hand to witness the addition of their brother's name to The Wall. Capt. Robert Patrick Rumley Jr. of the United States Marine Corps incurred combat injuries on Sept. 5, 1966, when the helicopter in which he was a passenger was shot down by hostile enemy fire. He never fully recovered from those injuries and died on May 18, 1968. His name will be inscribed on the 38th anniversary of his death.

Congressman Ed Markey (D-Mass.) will make some remarks before Capt. Rumley's name is added to The Wall. In addition, James Cummings, AIA, the architect of record for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and expert stoneworker James Lee of Colorado-based Great Panes Glassworks Inc., will make brief remarks about the newest additions and the inscription process. These additions will bring the number of names on The Wall to
58,253 men and women who were killed in Vietnam or remain missing in action.

Names being added to The Wall:

Army SP4 Bobby Gene Barbre
Carmi, Illinois
Sept. 7, 1949 - Dec. 14, 1971
Date of Casualty: May 8, 1969
Wall Location: 25W, Line 29

Marine Lance Cpl. George Bryant Givens Jr.
Robards, Kentucky
Oct. 5, 1946 - Dec. 18, 1994
Date of Casualty: Feb. 22, 1966
Wall Location: 14E, Line 63

Marine Pfc. Hans Jorg Rudolph Lorenz
Midland, Ontario, Canada
Aug. 21, 1944 - April 26, 1966
Date of Casualty: April 11, 1966
Wall Location: 6E, Line 111

Marine Capt. Robert Patrick Rumley Jr.
Medford, Massachusetts
Aug. 8, 1942 - May 18, 1968
Date of Casualty: Sept. 5, 1966
Wall Location: 14E, Line 95

"We will add the names as close as possible to their dates of casualty, so these servicemen can remain in the company of those they served with," said Scruggs.

The highly technical procedure requires meticulous work to match the stroke and depth of the surrounding names to within one-thousandth of an inch. Great Panes Glassworks, the company that has worked on name additions for many years, will be making the inscriptions.

Preceding each name on the Memorial is a symbol designating status. The diamond symbol denotes confirmed death. The cross represents missing in action. When a service member's remains are returned or accounted for, the diamond is superimposed over the cross. In addition to the four names being added this year, there will be some designation changes made as well.

The four new names will become "official" when they are read aloud during the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at The Wall on Monday, May 29, at 1:00 p.m.The Department of Defense sets the criteria for and makes decisions about whose names are eligible for inscription on The Wall. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund pays for the name additions and status changes, and works with the National Park Service to ensure
long-term preservation and maintenance of The Wall.

Dedicated on Nov. 13, 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was built to honor all who served with the U.S. armed forces during the Vietnam War. It has become known as an international symbol of healing and is the most-visited memorial on the National Mall.

Established in 1979, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is the nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Today, through a series of outreach programs, it is dedicated to preserving the legacy of The Wall, promoting healing, educating about the impact of the Vietnam War and is building the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Center, an underground
educational facility, near The Wall.

PRE-MISSION PLANNING — U.S. Army soldiers plot coordinates on a map before their next mission in Baghdad, May 4, 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Samuel W. Shavers

In Today's News - Thursday, May 18, 2006

Quote of the Day
"If [America] forgets where she came from,
if the people lose sight of what brought them along,
if she listens to the deniers and mockers,
then will begin the rot and dissolution."

-- Carl Sandburg

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Rumsfeld Won't Promise Troop Drawdown This Year
Iraq's Incoming PM to Unveil Cabinet

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Ex-Lockheed agent pleads guilty to China arms plot
Rumsfeld Reveals Split Over Interrogations

'Good Fences Make Good Neighbors' (It's a start...the text of the prosposed amendment is here)
Immigration bill moves forward - Video

Senators Awaits NSA Briefing
Video: Intel Gathering
Secret Documents to Be Used
NSA gives broader look at domestic-spying program
Judge Keeps Papers Sealed in AT&T Spy Suit

Hamas Rising
Hamas Makes Gaza Power Play

Worldwide Wackos
Chavez, Qaddafi Meet in Libya (Yep, good thing we took Libya off that list, eh...?)
Iran scorns EU atomic incentives - Video

Homegrown Moonbats
Protesters Arrested at Halliburton Meeting

Bill Clinton Signs Book Deal
Bush trumpets tax cuts, seeks to rally Republicans
Bush Signs $70 Billion Tax Cut Extensions

If you're THAT drunk, then don't steal a car!
California home for sale for $75 million

Other News of Note
Wall Street Wipeout
FBI Digs Up Property After Tip in Jimmy Hoffa Disappearance
Last chromosome in human genome sequenced
Oldest Man Ever Reportedly Scales Everest
Fla. Gator Hotline Swamped
Woman Shoots Gator That Attacks Her Dog (What the heck is up with these 'gators?)
Villagers Brush Off Mount Merapi Eruption

Fox News
Brazil Nabs Major Drug Lord
Enron Trial Goes to Jury
Philip Morris Verdict Nixed
Indonesia Volcano Rumbles
'American Idol' Center

Reuters: Top News
Genetic study reveals surprises in human evolution
Breadth, ease, not original content, is Yahoo aim
Microsoft unveils new search tools for businesses
America's elderly face growing drug addiction problem
Florida citrus farms brace for hurricane season
Many US women abused by men, study finds (Odd that they never look at how many men are abused by women, isn't it?)
Americans may take too many vitamins, experts say
Ignoring reviews, big crowds await "Da Vinci Code"
Paul McCartney blames media for marriage split
Wall Street rout rewards neglected shares
Investors seek protective option strategies
Cannes Film Festival
"Da Vinci Code" panned - Video
Bono in Africa
Blogs: Bono visits Africa with U.S. execs
Jury ends day one of deliberations at Enron trial
Yahoo sees no boost from ad system before '07
Glaxo CEO extends contract, commits to Britain
Cingular spends $60 mln on hurricane preparation
Vivendi rejects investor's approach, break-up plan
Napster falls; Synopsys rises
European shares suffer biggest fall since 2002 - Video
Shop talk
DeMartino: Even after rallying, H-P remains undervalued
Tricks of the credit card trade

AP World News
Nationals $450 Million Sale Appears Set
Seahawks Coach Mike Holmgren to Stay On
Rumsfeld Defends Border Plan
Carrier's Future in Dispute on the Hill
Soldier Pleads Guilty in Porn Site Case
Blog: Telcos Deny NSA Ties
Pentagon Crash Video Released
Baghdad Attack Leaves 19 Dead

CENTCOM: News Releases

Department of Defense
Rumsfeld Urges Support of Budget - Story - Photos
Pace: Convey Nobility of Military Service - Story
Rumsfeld: Guard Border Role Has Limits - Story
Pentagon Tests Bio-Attack Response - Story
U.S., Australia to Share More Information - Story
HBO Film Examines Army Combat Hospital - Story

Iraqi Army Medics Bring Skills to Battlefield - Story

Afghan Soldiers Get In-Depth Airdrop Training - Story
Pakistani Admiral Visits Camp Lemonier - Story
Oldest Amphib Provides Maritime Ops Support - Story

U.S. Marines, Iraqi Troops Hold Medical Clinic
Airmen Keep Fleet Rolling Through Dust, Mud
U.S. Coast Guard Trains Iraqi Marines in Maritime Ops
Georgians Arrive at Forward Operating Base Caldwell

Soldier Runs 5K Race to Honor Grandmother
Army Chief of Staff Visits U.S., Afghan Troops

Task Force Troops Visit African Orphanages
Task Force Commander Thanks Military Spouses

Global Hawk UAV Enables Advanced Operations

Marine Pilot Logs 5,000 Hours in Hornet - Story

Troops Receive Gourmet Coffee - Story
Paralympians Visit Wounded - Story

Army Secretary Views Progress
Command Procedures Change
Tank Unit Assumes Responsibility
Casey: Iraqis Hopeful About Future
Province Fire Station Renovated
Forces Kill, Detain Terrorists
U.S. Troops Conduct Patrol
Renewal In Iraq
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

New Radio Station Opens
Enemy Rockets Injure Afghans
IED Injures Two Afghan Civilians
Afghanistan Update

Bush, Howard Focus: War on Terror
U.S., Libya Diplomacy Restored
More Detainee Names Released
Decatur Joins French-Led Force
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

Rumsfeld Addresses VMI Grads
Bulgarian Official Visits Enterprise
Guard Border Support Not New
Navy Unit Gets Presidential Citation
Guard to Assist Border Patrol
Carrier Hosts Moroccan Dignitaries
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Army Casualties - 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
1096 - Crusaders massacre Jews at Worm.
1631 - John Winthrop is elected as the first governor of Massachusetts.
1652 - Rhode Island enacts the first law declaring slavery illegal.
1756 - England declares war on France.
1803 - England declares war on France...again.
1804 - Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of France.
1830 - Edwin Budding signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, the lawn mower.
1860 - The Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for presiden.
1861 - Battle of Sewall's Point, VA (The first Federal offense against the CSA).
1863 - Siege of Vicksburg, MS.
1864 - Battle of Yellow Bayou, LA (Bayou de Glaize / Old Oaks).
1896 - The U.S. Supreme court affirms the "separate but equal" policy (Plessy v. Ferguson).
1910 - The passage of Earth through the tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic .
1916 - U.S. pilot Kiffin Rockwell shoots down a German aircraft.
1917 - The U.S. passes the Selective Service Act.
1934 - Congress approves the "Lindbergh Act", making kidnapping a capital offense.
1940 - German troops conquer Brussels.
1941 - The Italian army surrenders to Britain in Ethiopia; Jewish veterans honor their dead. 1942 - New York City ends night baseball games for the rest of WWII.
1943 - Allied bombers attack Pantelleria.
1944 - The USSR begins the expulsion of more than 200,000 accused of collaborating with the Germans; the Polish 2nd Army corps captures Monte Cassino.
1948 - The Arab Legion captures the fort on Mount Scopus; Saudi Arabia joins the invasion of Israel.
1951 - The United Nations moves its headquarters to New York City.
1953 - American Jacqueline Cochrane becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.
1954 - The European Convention on Human Rights goes into effect.
1964 - The Supreme Court rules it unconstitutional to deprive naturalized citizens of citizenship if they return to their home country for more than 3 years.
1967 - Tennessee Governor Ellington repeals the "Monkey Law", upheld in the 1925 Scopes Trial.
1969 - Apollo 10 is launched.
1974 - India becomes the sixth nation to explode an atomic bomb.
1977 - Menachem Begin becomes Israel's Prime Minister.
1980 - China launches its first intercontinental rocket; Mount Saint Helens erupts, kiling 60. 1983 - The Senate revises immigration laws, giving millions of illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program.
1986 - South African troops occupy Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
1991 - The USSR launches two cosmonauts to MIR.

1798 - Ethan Allen Hitchcock, Union Major General
1817 - James William Denver, Union Brigadier General
1850 - Oliver Heaviside, physicist; predicted the existence of the ionosphere
1868 - Nicholas II, last Czar of Russia
1901 - Vincent du Vigneaud, U.S. biochemist
1907 - Robley D. Evans, nuclear physicist
1917 - Charles Wintour, journalist
1929 - Johan N. Block, aviation pioneer
1930 - Don Leslie Lind, astronaut (STS 51-B), Warren B. Rudman (Senator-NH)
1952 - Martin R. Hoke (Representative-OH)
1954 - Martyn Wiley, writer / broadcaster

0323 - Alexander III (the Great), King of Macedonia /conqueror
1862 - William H. Keim, Union Brigadier General, in battle
1864 - James Byron Gordon Confederate Brigadier General
1949 - James T. Adams, US historian, Pulitzer prize winner
1967 - Andy Clyde, Hopalong Cassidy's sidekick
1973 - Jeannette Rankin, first Congresswoman
1987 - Wilbur J Cohen, first employee of the Social Security System

Reported Missing in Action
Hrdlicka, David L., USAF (CO); photo published July, 1966

Tavares, John R., Civilian - merchant seaman; Last seen in Da Nang bar

Guillet, Andre R., USAF (CT)

Harley, Lee D., USAF (VA)

Moore, William J., USAF (IL)

Wall, Jerry M., USAF (TX)

Cameron, Kenneth R., USAF (CA); Died in captivity October, 1970; Remains returned March, 1974

DeLong, Joe L. US Army (TN); reportedly died in captivity November, 1967

Naughton, Robert J., USN (IA); Released by DRV March, 1973

Gist, Tommy Emerson, USAF (OK)

James, Charlie N. , USN (CA); Released by DRV March, 1973

Monroe, Vincent D., USN (NJ); Remains returned August, 1978

Padilla, David E., USMC (TX)

Uyeyama, Terry J., USAF (NJ); Released by DRV March, 1973

Cudlike, Charles J., US Army (MI)

Entrican, Danny D., US Army SF (MS)

Bednarek, Johnathan B., USAF (NY); Remains returned May, 1989

Ratzel, Wesley D., USAF (PA); No-show at POW camp; Remains returned May, 1989

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