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Monday, December 11, 2006

Photo by Spc. Olanrewaju Akinwunmi
December 08, 2006

U.S. Army Cpl. Sean Mckenrick provides security as fellow Soldiers search a house during a raid in Al Saab Bour, Iraq. The Soldiers are with 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division (Light).

Learning, Teaching and Growing in Iraq

Construction activities are ongoing to build an Iraqi coast guard forward operating base in order to provide security to the Umm Qasr Port at lands end in Iraq. Photo by Suzanne M. Fournier

From Army News

Dec 08, 2006
BY Norris Jones, Gulf Region Central District, U.S. Army Corp.

BAGHDAD - Projects under the U.S.-led reconstruction program in Iraq were initiated in the understanding that in an asymmetric war, progress is most clearly witnessed at the local level.

For both the Iraqi people and the Coalition engineers and Soldiers involved, reconstruction efforts to restore essential services and develop the capacity for future economic growth have also come as a learning experience.

With Soldiers, contractors and Iraqi residents often working side by side on construction, the groups gain an understanding of each others' cultures and viewpoints at the same time as they create a stake for the surrounding communities in seeing the national stabilization effort succeed.

For 1st Lt. Dawn Harrison, a Mississippi Army Reservist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the work is a crucial part of the overall struggle to stand up the nation.

"These structures directly benefit the Iraqi people and are among hundreds of such projects our staff is overseeing to improve essential services and help turn this country around," she said.

With oversight of $45 million of construction in Baghdad, her projects include the Academy of Health and Science, the Secure Documents Storage Facility, and the Al Mamoon telecommunications complex.

"Our workload is demanding, averaging 12 hours each day," Harrison said. "But I do enjoy the job, interacting with the Iraqis, learning their culture and customs [and] just being part of this effort to help them establish a democracy."

The $4.6 million Academy of Health and Sciences will feature a health clinic including treatment rooms, dental exam rooms, pharmacy, x-ray room, and a vaccination area, as well as classrooms, an auditorium and a library. The facility will train students interested in becoming healthcare providers.

"That structure is very important because it's where future doctors and nurses will train, as well a facility where local residents can get medical care," explained Harrison.

Supporting Iraq's criminal justice system, the Secure Documents Storage Facility will provide a safe storage area for courthouse documents, including records from the Saddam Hussein trials.

The $22.7 million Al Mamoon Exchange and Telecommunications Center will serve as a hub to connect Iraq to the world by means of several floors of communications switch gear. The Iraqi Ministry of Communication offices will be located there, as well as a post office, auditorium, exhibition hall and numerous conference rooms. The center is expected to be completed next year.

And like many reconstruction projects, the Al Mamoon complex relies heavily on local labor. About 400 Iraqis serve on the construction crew. Harrison explained their involvement comes with its own set of challenges.

"On these projects, Iraqi contractors don't necessarily follow the same standards we follow in the United States. That's where mentoring plays a key role, and for the most part they're very receptive," she said. "They're proud of their work and want to do the best job possible."

Harrison also described how mentorship and interaction in such a contained environment has brought unexpected results. Her team includes three females - two Iraqi quality assurance representatives and herself. Both Iraqi women are trained engineers.

"They're smart, detail oriented, and eager to learn," Harrison said. "Iraqi women don't normally get an opportunity to be on a work site as they're usually assigned office duties such as design work. We've got great camaraderie and the contractors respect the knowledge we bring to the job."

Harrison feels she, too, has benefited from her role in Iraq, aside from just cultural exposure.

"Every day is a learning opportunity and there's no question the experience I've had here would take 5 to 10 years to accumulate stateside," she said.

The Mississippi native pointed out her projects deal with a variety of engineering challenges, including excavation, backfilling, foundations, erecting steel columns, rebar and concrete placement.

While the obstacles to the reconstruction program have been well documented, especially in Baghdad and the surrounding area, projects like Harrison's continue to make progress. Their completion - even the act of building in many cases - serves as an important part of the Iraq stabilization effort.

Iraqi involvement in the projects generates employment, imparts skills and knowledge and builds camaraderie with Coalition Force, while the construction enables the Iraqi government to provide services to its people and expands the country's capacity for growth.

Harrison explained, "In some areas, we started with an empty lot full of brush and weeds, in others we had to remove a bombed-out structure, but in all cases we're helping the Iraqis build their future."


Thanks to the Brat for the heads-up! (Check out Brat's rant over at Patriotic Thunder - just click on the "Guest Column" tab)

Pacific Ocean (Dec. 5, 2006) – Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One One (EODMU-11), Detachment Three, soar high in the sky attached to an SH-60 Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Six (HS-6), while participating in special purpose insertion and extraction (SPIE) exercise during helicopter rope suspension training (HRST) master qualifications on the flight deck aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is currently underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Roland Franklin

'Gladiators' Select NCO, Soldier of the Year

Just before the competition, Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division receive a brief on the Soldier and NCO of the Year board for their battalion at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Nov. 30. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ben Fox, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

Dec. 2, 2006
SR# 120206-02

By Spc. Ryan Stroud
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs

BAQUBAH, Iraq (Nov. 30, 2006) -- While some Soldiers go back to their living spaces after a long day of work to relax, watch a movie or play video games, other Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, spent their extra time preparing for the “Gladiator” Soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year board to determine who was "the best in the Battalion."

These Soldiers participated in month-long activities to earn their place among the best of the best, with the final test Nov. 30, at Forward Operating Base Warhorse.

The Soldier and NCO of the Year board tests Soldiers in areas such as marksmanship, basic Soldier knowledge and the Army physical fitness test. To win, the Soldiers have to be at the top of their game, ready for any test or question to come their way.

"I think I did pretty well because I studied the past couple of days to brush up on knowledge," said Staff Sgt. Derald Swain, Company A, 3rd BSTB. "I was very pleased with my performance."

The Henderson, Tenn., native said he enjoyed many aspects of the board and felt honored to be able to compete for the title.

"There is more hands on things that you are tested on than back in garrison," said Swain. "I like the more hands on things versus answering questions. It's more relaxing. But, whether you win or lose, it's just a privilege to go to one of these boards."

"I [also] think I did really well," said Sgt. Chris Cobbs, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd BCT and a native of Winlock, Wash.

"On my way out, the board members made a comment that I had an outstanding board," he added. "That was a nice feeling."

Cobbs added that he also studied long hours in preparation for the board.
"I studied a lot of our standards cards and stayed up-to-date with current events," he said. "I think that really helped me out."

Since the Soldiers are not in the garrison environment, the board they attended was slightly different than those they were used to.

"These boards are great because you have to show that you can complete a task versus explaining how to complete it," said Swain.

"I think I will hold on to this experience more than if it was in garrison because of the hands-on tests," he said. "Sometimes it's easer to perform than try to answer something that’s in your head."

"This was my first 'field board' and I think it's different because instead of showing up in your dress uniform, you have on all your gear, which adds more pressure to the situation," Cobbs said. "I think they look for how well you carry yourself while being tested in full gear for a long period of time."

"It's a different environment, different set of questions and a different focus to what we are being tested on," he continued. "It's all book knowledge back in garrison, where here, it’s all theater related. The test involved things going on around us and things on the FOB."

Both Soldiers agree the whole competition was a tough one, but well worth the time and experience.

"I was very excited to participate, and it’s a real honor to come to one of these boards," said Swain. "I hope I can share my experience with the other Soldiers in our unit, to better prepare them for any boards they may be up against. My experience could help them improve."

"All boards are great learning experiences for Soldiers," he said.

"You can study for boards and feel ready, but until you go in there and stand in front of the judges, that’s when you're really tested and that’s when you have to step it up," added Cobbs. "It's really important in how you carry yourself, how you carry your voice, answer the questions, and how you look.”

"The most I'm taking away with me is the knowledge of knowing I can handle myself in a pressure situation in front of people, and the knowledge of bettering my Soldiering skills," said Spc. Gene Lary, Co. B, 3rd BSTB and a native of Gainesville, Ga.

"It also lets me know what area I need to improve in and get ready for the next board I can participate in," he added.

"Coming out of a board, you realize that you knew more than you thought you knew and you can handle yourself in a really pressured situation," said Cobbs. "You come out a refreshed Soldier."

"Once you’ve been to a board like this, it opens your eyes to many other things," he continued. "You start to help other Soldiers more.”

Though he did not win the competition, Lary said he has already been noticed for his efforts by his peers.

"It's been nice because people have been coming to me asking for help with their boards," said Lary. "Helping them study and squaring them away -- it’s a good feeling because when I am an NCO, I will be able to do this with my Soldiers."

In the end, the “Gladiator” NCO of the Year was Sgt. Serena Hayden, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd BCT, while Pfc. Christopher Hurt, HHC, 3rd BSTB, won the Soldier of the Year. Before winning the year-level board, both Soldiers won the Soldier and NCO of the Month boards along with Soldier and NCO of the Quarter boards in garrison. They received the Army Commendation Medal, a four-day trip to Qatar and a 200 minute calling card.

For Lary and Cobbs, they both see their trip to the board as a positive one that other Soldiers should look in to.

"It's a good experience and gives you extra knowledge that will help with your career," said Lary.

"I think there should be more Soldiers trying to compete in the board," added Cobbs. "It's healthy competition and is helpful for all Soldiers."

Pfc. Christopher Hurt, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, reports to the president of the board during the “Gladiator” Soldier of the Year competition, Nov. 30, at Forward Operating Base Warhorse. Hurt won the competition, receiving an Army Commendation Medal, a four-day pass to Qatar and a 200 minute calling card. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ben Fox, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

Spc. Patrick Small, Company A, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, answers questions during the “Gladiator” Soldier of the Year board at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Baqubah, Iraq, Nov. 30. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ben Fox, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

Soldiers participating in the 3rd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Soldier and NCO of the Year board conduct reflexive fire as a requirement for the board at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Nov. 30. The Soldiers were tested on their marksmanship skills, physical fitness and basic Soldier knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ryan Stroud, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

Spc. Gene Lary, Company B, 3rd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, looks over his shoulder to identify his target during a reflexive fire range for the battalion’s Soldier and NCO of the Year board at Forward Operating Base Warhorse. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ryan Stroud, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

RUMSFELD VISITS TROOPS — Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld meets with troops assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 242 at Al Asad Air Base during a surprise visit to Iraq, Dec. 9, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby

In Today's News - Monday, December 11, 2006

Quote of the Day
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life."
-- Theodore Roosevelt

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraq Study Group chairs defend report
Leaders defend call for new Iraq plan
Talks under way to replace Iraq PM

Operation Enduring Freedom
Karzai: NATO bombs, terrorists kill kids

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Read FBI's Case Against Would-Be Mall Terrorist
Algeria bombing kills one, wounds American

Other Military News
Ambassadors to honor female WWII spy
Code Clash May Kill $256B Fighter Plane Deal

Hamas / Hezbollah
Deadly Gaza Drive-By
Three children of Palestinian officer killed
Hamas Pledges to Spruce Up Jesus' Birthplace for Christmas

'Tis the Season
Rockin' Around the... Oh, Wait
EXCLUSIVE-Retailers miss holiday gravy train: consultant
Stores plying shoppers with discounts

Worldwide Wackos
Ex-Dictator Pinochet Dies - PHOTOS
White House remembers "difficult" Pinochet era
Pinochet's death sparks clashes in Chile
China: North Korean Nuke Talks to Resume Dec. 18
Iran Opens Holocaust Conference

Politics / Government
'08 Hopeful Sen. Brownback Spends Night in Jail
In New Hampshire, Obama stirs up hope

Immigration / Border Control
Parents: Smugglers Did Not Take Our Baby

U.N. News
Children suffer when mother lacks input, UNICEF says

Science / Nature
Typhoon roars out of Philippines - Video
Shuttle heads for space station after scan
Discovery doing well so far, NASA says
Scientists marvel at sea life miles deep

Penis of Indian Mutilated by Mob Reattached

Other News of Note
Protests Spread Over Victoria's Secret G-Strings
California Dad Walked 16 Miles to Save Family
Beirut rally piles pressure on U.S.-backed govt - Video
Litvinenko contacts may agree to speak to Russians - Video

Fox News
Renegade Cleric Defies Pope - Installs married priests in spite of warnings
Hold the Onions, Please - Taco Bell: scallions to blame for E. Coli outbreak

Reuters: Top News
Indonesia's Aceh votes to decide life after war
"Inkjet" printer helps organize stem cells
Dial a "Model" for $5.99
S.Korea says third bird flu case confirmed
War, child labor, Gore in documentary spotlight
Funk veteran Prince to play at Super Bowl show
Stocks to heed Fed and CPI
Markets firmer, Nikkei up 0.5 pct
Stocks gain on robust job growth
Yum shares battered by more E. coli cases
Allegiant Travel shares climb in debut
Think tax-backward to avoid the AMT
How to keep more of what you make
Home Depot set to announce China deal
Tata Steel raises Corus bid
Another E.coli outbreak rattles California farmers

AP World News
Next for NYC trans fat ban: enforcement
Gibson delivers another box office win
Cowboys outsmarted by Parcells protege
Police question Doherty on party death
Experts puzzle over halt of bird flu
Chargers' L.T. grabs TD record, AFC West
12-year-old Fanning: I want to direct
Nearly 50 years old, Barbie bounces back
Tomlinson breaks Alexander's TD record
Drew comes up big as Jags trounce Colts
Leader to leave Haiti for cancer tests
Miami blanks Pats; Brady sacked 4 times
Judge Weighs Torture Claim Vs. Rumsfeld
Hero Hugs Delivering Holiday Cheer
Learn to Use Your GI Bill
Blog: On Patrol in Fallujah
How Does Santa Find Military Kids?
Oliver North Back in Iraq
Ten Steps to Joining the Military
Gear in the News: AS Submarine Tender

CENTCOM: News Releases















C4 program to deliver joint training set to begin - podcast

Department of Defense
President: Iraq Study Group Endorses Key U.S. Strategic Goal - Story
For Top News Visit DefenseLink

Rumsfeld Thanks Troops for Service, Patriotism - Story
Secretary Receives Warm Welcome from Troops - Story
Marine Commander: U.S. Troop Morale in Iraq High - Story
'American Heroes’ Help Iraqis Every Day - Story

Marine Tankers Search Desert for Weapons
Hundreds Graduate from Iraqi Basic Training
Learning, Teaching and Growing in Iraq
Baghdad Counts on Local Improvements
Coalition Works to Help Iraqis Move Forward
Bulgarian Minister of Defense Visits Troops
Doctors, Corpsmen Practice Hand-to-Hand Combat

Afghan Farming Communities to Receive Tractors
Reconstruction Team Hosts First Vendor Fair
Reconstruction Team Brings Supplies to Orphans
Infantry Soldiers Help to Rebuild Afghanistan
Operation Season's Greetings Stops at Bagram

Renewal In Iraq
Iraq: Security, Stability
Fact Sheet: Progress and Work Ahead
Report: Strategy for Victory in Iraq
Iraq Daily Update
This Week in Iraq
Multinational Force Iraq
State Dept. Weekly Iraq Report (PDF)
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
Weekly Reconstruction Report (PDF)
Iraq Reconstruction

Afghanistan Update

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

Officials Identify Casualties - Story

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut
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Today in History
0384 - St. Damasus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1572 - Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem
1620 - 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock
1688 - King James II arrested
1710 - Battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers)
1718 - Battle at Frederikshall Norway
1719 - 1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in US (New England)
1792 - France's King Louis XVI went on trial, accused of treason
1816 - Citizens of Geneva thwart Savoyard invaders; Indiana becomes the 19th US state
1844 - 1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, CT
1872 - 1st Black US Governor took office, Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (Louisiana)
1882 - Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, gives its 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"
1893 - 11 fishing ships wash up at Wadden Sea, 22 killed
1899 - 2nd defeat of "Black Week" - Battle of Magersfontein - Boer leader Cronjé vs General Methuen
1901 - Marconi sends 1st transatlantic radio signal, Cornwall to Newfoundland
1903 - British forces under MacDonald & Young march into Tibet
1906 - US President Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo
1909 - Colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, New York NY
1916 - David Lloyd George forms British war government
1917 - 13 black soldiers hanged for alleged participation in Houston riot; German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia
1919 - Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise AL
1928 - Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on President-elect Herbert Hoover
1930 - Bank of the United States opens in New York NY
1931 - British Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, Newfoundland; Japan leaves the Golden Standard
1937 - Italy withdraws from League of Nations
1939 - New anti Jewish measurements in Poland, proclaimed
1940 - Russian General Zhukov warns of German assault
1941 - Germany & Italy declare war on US; Japanese occupy Guam; Dutch government in London declares war on Italy; Japanese attack Wake Island (only failed WWII-landing)
1942 - Australian/Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia
1944 - Surprise attack on House of Keeping Axe, 29 prisoners freed
1945 - Het Parool publishes 1st Captain Rob-strip
1946 - UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965); Spain suspended from UN
1951 - Joe Dimaggio announces his baseball retirement
1953 - KTVA TV channel 11 in Anchorage (CBS) becomes Alaska's 1st TV station
1954 - USS Forrestal christened in Newport News VA
1956 - Anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland
1958 - Upper Volta (now Bourkina Fasso) gains autonomy from France; 4th (last) Dutch government of Drees falls
1960 - Black Sunday - Riot in Algiers, 114 die
1961 - Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel; JFK provides US military helicopters & crews to South Vietnam; SST prototype "Concorde" 1st shown (France)
1967 - 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed; People's front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) established
1969 - Libya adopts constitution
1972 - Astronauts Cernan & Harrison become 11th & 12th on the Moon
1973 - West German chancellor Willy Brandt normalizes trade with Czechoslovakia
1978 - 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at New York Kennedy Airport & made off with $5.8 million in cash & jewelry
1979 - Great Britain grants independence to Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)
1981 - Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center; UN Security Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Secretary-General; Argentine President/General Roberto Viola flees
1983 - 1st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)
1984 - Mauretania military coup under Colonel Maawiya Ould Sid'ahmed Taya
1985 - Computer store owner in Sacramento CA killed by package bomb
1986 - South Africa censors press
1990 - 13 die in 83 vehicle accident in Chattanooga TN (I-75), due to fog; US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) returns from space
1991 - William Kennedy Smith found not guilty of rape
1992 - Nor'easter storm hits New York, doing $650 million+ worth of damage
1993 - Eduardo Frei elected President of Chile
1994 - Russian troops pull inside Tsjetsjenië
1997 - Federal judge orders Microsoft not to bundle IE4 in Windows

1475 - Leo X (Giovanni de' Medici), Pope (1513-21)
1781 - Sir David Brewster, Scottish physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope)
1797 - Hiram Paulding. Union Rear-Admiral
1835 - Adolf Stoecker, German anti semite/PM
1836 - Jan Boissevain, Dutch politician/ship owner
1863 - Annie Jump Cannon, US stellar spectroscopist (Harvard-classification)
1882 - Fiorello La Guardia (Mayor-NY, 1933-45)
1911 - Nagib Machfus, Egyptian writer (Nobel 1988)
1936 - Hans van den Broek, Dutch foreign minister (-1992)
1937 - Adrian J. Vlok, South African NP-minister of Law & Order (1986- )
1939 - Tom Hayden, 60's activist/Mr Jane Fonda/(Representative-CA)
1941 - Max Baucus (Senator-MT)

0711 - Justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42
1282 - Llywelyn ab Gruffydd, monarch of North Wales (1246-77); Michael VIII Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1259-82)
1573 - Alardus/Eilard de Waterlant. duke of Alva, hanged
1582 - Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, marquis of Soria, dies at about 75
1595 - Philip III van Croij, prince of Chimay/general, dies at 69
1610 - Forges Dimitri, czar of Russia, murdered
1686 - Louis II Condé, duke of Bourbon, dies at 65
1718 - Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718), shot dead
1756 - Theodor A. Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king
1899 - Andrew "Andy" Wauchope, British general-major, dies in battle; Lord Winchester British marquis/major, dies in battle
1994 - Stanislaw Maczek Polish/British general-major (WWII), dies at 102; Yao Yilin, Vice PM of China (1979)
1996 - Robert Bromston Thesiger Daniell, soldier, dies at 95; W.G.G. Duncan-Smith, fighter pilot, dies at 82

Reported Missing in Action
Tadios, Leonard M., US Army (HI); DIC March, 1966

Horsky, Robert Milvoy, USAF (IA); C123K shot down, remains recovered June, 1974

McKnight, George Parker, USAF (LA); C123K shot down, remains recovered June, 1974

Salinas, Mercedes Perez, USAF (TX); C123K shot down, remains recovered June, 1974

Stewart, Donald David, USAF (NC); C123K shot down, remains returned June, 1974

Alfred, Gerald O., Jr., USAF (WA); F4C shot down, possibly ejected at sea

Galbraith, Russell D., USAF (OH); RF4C shot down