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Monday, January 08, 2007

Breaking News from Fox

Official: U.S. Gunship Hits Al Qaeda Target in Somalia
Senior official says U.S. Air Force AC-130 gunship hit suspected terrorist stronghold; operation ongoing, casualties on ground

Meet January's Hero of the Month

The votes are in!

IWT's January 'O7 Hero of the Month is Daniel, who was nominated by his father, Mike. Mike says that Dan is really uncomfortable with being called a Hero, and said that we could send the box to another Soldier in need, in Dan's name. Patti and I decided that we're just going to send a package that Dan can share with his buddies.

So, by popular vote, here is our January 2007 Hero of the Month, Dan, currently serving with the 2BCT in Iraq:

Please feel free to fill up the comments section with messages to Dan, which I'll pass along to his Dad, Mike.

And Dan, don't be mad at your Dad for bragging - it's just that he's even more proud of you than the rest of us are! Take care, and stay safe - Keep Your Helmet On.

You can read more about both of this month's nominees here.

The Army's newest gear
Photo by Daren Reehl
January 07, 2007

PEO display: The Army's newest gear, weapons and clothing is on display in the new American Soldier Adventure van, a collaborative effort between the Army Accession Command and the Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier. The new van will travel about 270 days a year throughout the country to give the American public a glimpse of how today's Soldier is being equipped.

PEO Soldier and Accessions Command partner to unveil new traveling exhibit

Hillary's chinks exposed

Salena Zito takes a look at how Barack Obama's rising popularity is exposing Hillary's weaknesses - and why you should care:

Obama has demonstrated in just a few weeks the desire of Democrats to find an alternative to Clinton.

Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, who abruptly dropped out of presidential contention right before the midterm elections, enjoyed that real estate for a while. Now, Obama has basically taken whatever Warner had and doubled, tripled, even quadrupled it, in terms of enthusiasm.

Here is the nickel tour of the problems for Hillary.

Everybody knows who she is and that her last name is Clinton. That's her strength. But when you break it down, there are four very distinguishable chunks of the Democrat electorate that any candidate must win to secure the nomination; in no particular order, they are minorities, over-the-top anti-war folks, labor unions and women.
Read her early look at what may be coming, and why Hillary may not be the one to be watch for in the '08 elections, here

Newport News, Va. (Jan. 5, 2007) - Employees of Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard install new propellers on USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in dry dock in Newport News. The shaft and propeller project is a major milestone in the aircraft carrier's Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH), and is one of the final major components of outside-the-hull work before the ship's undocking later this year. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Recruit Matthew Dewitt

Three Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), practice close-order drill movements in their spare time before taking an examination. MWSS-373 hosted Corporals Course Class 1-06 and graduated 24 Marines December 15. The course consisted of two grueling weeks of close order drill, physical training and classroom material.
Photo by: Lance Cpl. Ryan L. Tomlinson

Photo ID: 20071792128
Submitting Unit: 1st Marine Logistics Group
Photo Date:12/12/2006

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Michael Yon: Walking the Line 2007

Michael Yon is back in Iraq:

To enter Iraq with US forces, journalists normally travel through Kuwait. This time I flew from Singapore to Kuwait, where I toured military facilities critical to maintaining war-fighting equipment, then to Qatar to continue exploration of the same, and finally back to Kuwait to enter Iraq.

I plan to spend the entirety of 2007 with our troops at war, until sickness, wounds or worse send me home, or the military tires of my presence and catapults me over the wire. Having spent most of 2005 in Iraq, I know what this means. “Drive-by reporting,” as some commanders call it, is worse than no reporting at all. The only way to approach describing what our troops experience, and what is really happening in Iraq, is to go the distance...
Read the Rest, and view pictures, at Michael Yon's Online Magazine
Airmen keep communications running in Ethiopia
BILATE, Ethiopia (AFPN) -- Airmen ensure all communications are operational at a remote camp bordered by grass-hut villages, a dormant volcano and packs of hyenas that roam just outside the gate.
Full Story

Army Engineers Receive Purple Hearts

SR# 0104-01
Jan. 04, 2006

By Pfc. Ben Fox
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division

BAQUBAH, Iraq (Dec. 31, 2006) – Prepared to receive an award for an event that occurred earlier in the year, two Soldiers stood at the position of attention at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Baqubah, Iraq, Dec. 30, honored that they were about to receive the Purple Heart.
Pfc. Brian Jacobson, a native of Sacramento, Calif., and Pvt. James Meeh, native to Oklahoma City, both from 72nd Engineer Company, attached to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, received Purple Hearts from Brig. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, the 25th Infantry Division and Multi-National Division-North’s deputy commanding general, for wounds they received on Nov. 1.

“I appreciated everything that they did,” said Jacobson.

The Soldiers earned their Purple Heart while conducting operations in Diyala.

Jacobson’s platoon was hit by an improvised explosive device and one of their vehicles was disabled, he said.

His platoon had to stop and hook up one of the vehicles so it could be towed out of the zone, he said.

Meeh’s platoon came later for support, and they were engaged by rocket propelled grenades, small arms fire and mortars, said Meeh.

“I was up there returning fire and the Russian 50 Cal. opened up on my vehicle and splattered some shrapnel and hit me on my hand,” he said.

Despite his wounds and nervousness, Meeh kept fighting.

“I was just thinking ‘Keep shooting, keep shooting until we can make it back,’” he said.
Jacobson was wounded in the same firefight.

“My ammunition can was hit and it blew up on my arm,” said Jacobson.

When the can exploded, Jacobson took shrapnel from the blast, yet he, too, continued to fight on after the fact.

Jacobson said his mind seemed to go blank and the only thing he could think to do was continue to fight on. Both Jacobson and Meeh were gunners on the convoy, manning .50 Cal. Machine Guns.

The next day, Jacobson and Meeh did not quit their duties due to their wounds.

“We went out the next day and have been out every day since,” said Meeh.

REPAIRS — U.S. Army soldiers from the 115th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, carry a water pump hose at Water Access Point 2 in Mushada, Iraq, which was flooded due to several broken pipes, Dec. 28, 2006. Soldiers pumped more than 50,000 gallons of water, allowing them to assess the damage and plan for repairs. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jeffrey Alexander

In Today's News - Monday, January 8, 2007

Quote of the Day
"I was born an American;
I will live an American;
I shall die an American!"

-- Daniel Webster, July 1850 speech

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Three U.S. Airmen Among 17 Dead in Iraq
Bush Wraps Up Planning for Iraq Strategy
Report: Bush's Iraq Plan to Set Political Benchmarks
President's speech coming as early as Wednesday
Democrats vow intense scrutiny of Bush Iraq plan
U.S. general urges balance in Baghdad crackdown - Video
Britain's Brown suggests policy shift
Pelosi hints at denying Bush Iraq funds
Saddam's co-defendants still await death

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Three Detained at Port of Miami - VIDEO
Palestinians free AFP photographer: officials
Fatah holds Gaza rally amid Hamas tensions - Video
Fatah and Hamas continue bloody struggle
Ex-terror suspect can sue, judge rules
No charges expected in Miami port alert

Troops on Trial
Details Emerge in Iraq Slayings Case

Religion of Peace??
Gunmen attack Ethiopian troops in Mogadishu

Worldwide Wackos
Israel Denies Plan to Attack Iran - VIDEO

Immigration / Border Control
Congressional leaders predict immigration law

U.N. News
Richardson gets bleak Darfur assessment

Science / Nature
Scientists Find New Stem-Cell Source in Amniotic Fluid Donated by Pregnant Women
Avalanche Survivors Talk - PHOTOS - VIDEO
Colo. crews clear potential avalanches
Neb. disaster declared after storms
The nation's weather
Stephen Hawking Planning Trip to Space

Teacher Returns Library Book From 1960
Man Sets Fire to Church Nativity Scene

Other News of the Note
The Priest Was a Spy
Polish archbishop quits after Cold War revelation
One Boy, a Father and Two Mothers
College Grid Star's Mysterious Death
Video: Danelo Was a 'Wonderful Young Man'
Two Arrested in Tennessee Trooper's Death

Fox News
Wal-Mart Goes on Defensive in TV Ads
NFL Playoffs: Patriots, Eagles Advance
Saturn Aura, Chevy Silverado Win Detroit Auto Show Honors - VIDEO

Reuters: Top News
Rebels kill 10 in India's Assam in wave of violence
Fifty injured as Bangladesh blockade takes hold - Video
Japan scientists link strokes to gene variant
Bill Gates says connected tech hype now reality
Sony to enable TVs to play Internet video
Drugs nearing approval for mysterious pain condition
Heart of new EU is sleepy German commuter village
Alzheimer gene kicks in only in old age - study
Japan scientists link strokes to gene variant
Bindi Irwin to make showbiz debut
"Museum" still top attraction at box office
Wall Street gains hinge on deals, pre-announcements - Video
Oil extends rebound toward $57
Bed Bath & Beyond shares a bargain: report
Shares off on rate worry
Jobs data help extend dollar rally to third day
Playing catch-up
On the radar: Honda
Detroit gets a buzz from electric cars
Chairman outlines "double act" plan to run HSBC
General Electric poised to acquire Vetco Gray
Chrysler sees sales growth
Ford CEO Mulally says Jaguar not for sale
Honda mulling plug-in vehicles

AP World News
20 hurt after D.C. subway train derails
NFL divisional playoff matchups set
Gates touts vision of wired lifestyle
Winslet, Pitt films win in Palm Springs
Singh opens season with Mercedes victory
NASCAR's Bobby Hamilton dies of cancer
Akers lifts Eagles over Giants 23-20
9th Ward can be rebuilt, planners say
Colombian nurses animals back to health
Sony ships 1 million PS3s in N. America
Survey illuminates teen social networks
'Museum' sees more nights as No. 1 movie
Pats too much for Jets in 37-16 victory
Off-duty officer killed in N.J. robbery
'Plutoed' chosen as '06 Word of the Year
One in Four Knows Gay Servicemember
The State of the Jihad
Podcast: Saddam's Death and the Surge
COLA Rates Updated
Advisors: SEAL Secrets to Breathing
DT: Our New Man in Iraq
Op-ed: Another Flight From Reality
Iwo Jima - slide show

CENTCOM: News Releases



U.S. Joint Forces Command bringing together military, interagency for Multinational Experiment 5 - podcast
2006 -- The Year in Review
USJFCOM gets approval to connect U.S., Australian networks - podcast

Department of Defense
Forces Capture al Qaeda Cell Leader - Story
Stability & Security in Iraq Report (pdf)
For Top News Visit DefenseLink

Maliki Joins Troops in Celebrating Army Day - Story
277th Named Army’s ‘Top Aviation Battalion’ - Story
Iraqi Army, Police Team Up for Baghdad Ops - Story
Soldiers Celebrate Three Kings Day in Iraq - Story
Panjshir Team Helps to Repair Mosque - Story

Building Becomes ‘Shining Light’ for Tal Afar
Iraqi Trainers Graduate 120 From Police Academy
Paratroopers Seek to Build Trust in Samarra
Servicemembers Unite to Save Iraqi Girl's Life
Team Assists Iraqis With Reconstruction Projects

Afghan Officials, U.S. Troops Open Runway
Chief of Chaplains Brings Support to Region
Buccaneers Return from Afghanistan Tour


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

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar

Ansbach Aschaffenburg Berlin Berlin-Tempelhof Berlin/Schonefeld Bremerhaven
Darmstadt Frankfurt Frankfurt/Main Freiburg/Breisgau Garmisch
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Geilenkirchen Gelnhausen Giessen Kitzingen
Hanau Am Main Heidelberg Mainz Mannheim Nurnberg Stuttgart Trier
Wiesbaden Wurzburg


Agana Agana Heights Agat Andersen AFB Asan Barrigada

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

Kadena Air Base Okinawa Tokyo Yokohama

Baler Radar Site Catanduanes Radar Site Manila

South Korea
Cheju Upper/Radar Chonju Chunchon Inch'on Kunsan Masan Mokp'o
Osan Pusan Seoul Suwon Taegu Taejon Tonghae Radar Site Ulsan Yosu

* If you're deployed, and want to see your location's weather listed here, please email me! *

Today in History
0624 - Muslim army occupies Kurashitische Caravan
0794 - Church at Lindisfarne, England destroyed by Vikings
0871 - Battle at Ashdown - Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
1198 - Lotario di Segni elected Pope Innocentius III
1214 - Earl Ferrand of Flanders drops ties with France
1499 - Louis XII of France after papal divorce marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany to keep the duchy for the crown
1558 - French troops under Duke de Guise occupy Calais
1598 - Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
1716 - Dutch gang leader "Sjako" arrested
1745 - England, Austria, Netherlands & Saxon sign anti-Prussian Quadruple Alliance
1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Stirling
1760 - Comet C/1760 A1 (Great comet) approaches within 0.0682 astronomical units (AUs) of Earth
1790 - George Washington delivers 1st "State of the Union" address
1798 - 11th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed
1800 - Austrians defeat French in 2nd battle of Novi; Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France
1806 - Cape colony becomes English colony; Lewis & Clark find skeleton of 105' blue whale in Oregon
1811 - Louisiana slave revolt by Charles Deslondes at German Coast
1815 - Battle of New Orleans-War of 1812 ended 12/24/1814 but nobody knew
1830 - Dutch King Willem I fires displeasing parliament members
1833 - Boston Academy of Music, 1st US music school, established
1838 - 1st telegraph message sent using dots & dashes, New Jersey; Rebellion at Amherstburg, Ontario breaks out
1853 - 1st US bronze equestrian statue (of Andrew Jackson) unveiled, Washington
1856 - Dr. John A Veatch discovers borax, Tuscan Springs CA
1867 - Legislation gives suffrage to DC blacks, despite President Johnson's veto
1870 - US mint at Carson City NV begins issuing coins
1878 - Secret meeting of King Leopold II's agent & Henry Morton Stanley
1884 - Chrome tanning process for leather patented by Augustus Schultz
1889 - Dr. Herman Hollerith receives 1st US patent for a tabulating machine (1st Computer)
1894 - Columbus World's fair in Chicago destroyed by fire
1904 - Pope Pius X banned low cut dresses in the presence of churchmen
1917 - Austria-Hungarian troops conquer Forlani, Italy
1918 - Mississippi becomes 1st state to ratify 18th amendment (prohibition); President Wilson outlines his 14 points for peace after WWI
1925 - 1st all-female US state supreme court appointed, Texas
1926 - Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud becomes king of Hejaz; renames it Saudi Arabia
1932 - Ratification of present San Francisco City Charter
1935 - Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy
1940 - Britain's 1st WWII rationing (bacon, butter & sugar)
1947 - General George Marshall becomes Secretary of State
1948 - Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treason
1951 - Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow is rediscovered in Bermuda
1952 - Jordan adopts constitution
1953 - René Mayer forms French government
1958 - Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana
1959 - Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as President of France's 5th Republic
1963 - "Mona Lisa", on loan, unveiled in America's National Gallery of Art
1964 - President Lyndon B Johnson declares "War on Poverty"; European Parliament accept Mansholt Plan
1965 - Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
1966 - Georges Pompidou appointed French premier
1968 - Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on US network TV
1971 - Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota established; 29 pilot whales beach themselves & die at San Clemente Island CA
1973 - Secret peace talks between US & North Vietnam resume near Paris; USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
1974 - Loch Ness Monster photographed
1975 - Judge Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W. Dean III, Herbert W. Kalmbach & Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison
1978 - Israel's Cabinet votes to `strengthen' settlements in occupied Sinai
1979 - 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up
1979 - Vietnamese troops overtake Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh
1982 - Justice Department withdraws antitrust suit against IBM, pending since 1969
1985 - Japan launches Sakigake space probe to Halley's Comet
1986 - President Reagan freezes Libyan assets in the US
1987 - Dow Jones closes above 2,000 for 1st time (2,002.25)
1988 - Hewlett-Packard introduces the HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator
1989 - Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons; Boeing 737-400 crashes in England, 46 die
1992 - US President George Bush gets ill; vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap during Japanese tour
1994 - Russian manned space craft TM-18, launches into orbit
1996 - Blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths; For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1998 - Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer; World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef sentenced to life

1081 - Henry V. Roman, German king/emperor (1098/1111-25)
1767 - Abraham de Veer, Dutch Governor-General of Suriname (1822-28)
1791 - Jacob Collamer (Senator-VT)
1814 - Thomas Green, Confederate Brigadier General
1815 - George Webb Morell, Union Major General; Lawrence Pike Graham, Union Brigadier General
1817 - John Selden Roane, Confederate Brigadier General
1821 - James Longstreet, Confederate General (1st Corps, ANV)
1823 - Alfred Russel Wallace, British zoologist/co-discoverer (evolution)
1830 - Governer Kemble Warren, Union Major General
1836 - Fannie M. Jackson pioneer & educator, 1st US Black woman college grad
1851 - Gérard Leman, Belgian count/General
1862 - Frank Nelson, Doubleday publisher/founder (Doubleday & Co.)
1867 - Emily Green Balch, US sociologist/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1946)
1868 - Sir Frank Dyson, proved Einstein right about light bent by gravity
1870 - Miguel Primo de Rivera Orbaneja, dictator of Spain (1923-30)
1885 - John Curtin Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45)
1891 - Walther Bothe Germany, subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954)
1899 - Solomon WRD Bandaranaike premier of Ceylon (1956-59)
1900 - Queen Marie of Yugoslavia
1902 - Georgy M. Malenkov, Stalin's successor as head of CPSU, PM (1953-55)
1920 - Hendrikus J. Wittebold, civil servant/resistance fighter
1923 - Joseph Wiezenbaum, artificial intelligence pioneer; Larry Storch, comedian (F Troop, Larry Storch Show)
1926 - Soupy Sales [Milton Hines], North Carolina, comedian (Soupy Sales Show)
1928 - Sander Vanocur Cleveland OH, news anchor (NBC Weekend News)
1933 - Charles Osgood New York City NY, news anchor (CBS Weekend News)
1935 - Elvis Aaron Presley, rocker (Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog); Jesse Garon Presley, stillborn twin brother of Elvis
1936 - Ferdinand Hartzenberg, South African minister of Education (1979-82)
1941 - Graham Chapman England, comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus)
1942 - Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes)
1942 - Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)
1944 - Terry Brooks, sci-fi author (Sword of Shannara)
1946 - Tod Brannan, corporate Vice President (Logos Network Corp)
1947 - David Bowie (Jones), singer/actor (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust)
1951 - Gérard Leman Belgian General

0482 - Severinus, German monastery founder/saint
0624 - Abu Sufjan ibn Harb Kurashite, chief, in battle
1198 - Coelestinus III (Giacinto Bobo), pope (1191-98)
1324 - Marco Polo, Venetian explorer/Governor of Nanking
1455 - Laurentius Justitianus (Lorenzo Giustiniani), saint, dies at 73
1598 - Johan Georg, elector of Brandenburg (1571-91), dies at 72
1642 - Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist/astronomer, dies at 78
1711 - Philips van Almonde Zealand, Lieutenant-Admiral, dies at 66
1775 - John Baskerville, English printer/type designer
1796 - Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, French National Convention chairman, dies at 46
1808 - Messenger, horse that sired many great trotters
1811 - Samuel Story, Dutch rear admiral (Battle of Kamperduin), dies at 58
1815 - Edward Pakenham, English General (Battle of New Orleans), dies in battle
1842 - Pierre Earl the Cambronne, French General (Waterloo, Elba), dies at 71
1880 - (Joshua A.) Norton I, self-proclaimed "Emperor of the US/Protector of México," dies at 60
1941 - Lord Robert Baden-Powell founder of the Boy Scouts, dies at 83
1950 - Joseph A. Schumpeter, Austrian/US economist/Minister of Finance, dies at 66
1952 - Antonia Maury, discoverer (supergiant, giant & dwarf stars); Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 66
1964 - Julius Raab, Austrian chancellor (1953-61), dies at 72
1976 - Chou En-lai, China's PM (1949-76), dies of cancer in Beijing at 78
1980 - Oscar Ewing, US government official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90
1988 - Frank Pace, Jr., US Secretary of Army (1950-53), dies at 76
1992 - Menachim Begin, Israeli PM, dies at 78 of a heart attack
1993 - Asif Nawaz, Pakistani General; Hakija Turajlic Bosnian vice-premier, murdered
1994 - Lady Caithness, wife of British undersecretary, commits suicide
1996 - Francois Mitterrand, President of France (1981-95), dies of cancer at 79
1998 - Walter Diemer, inventor (bubble gum 1928), dies of heart failure at 93

Reported Missing in Action
Bifolchi, Charles L., USAF (MA); RF4C disappeared on reconnaissance mission (pilot, w/Smith)

Fischer, Richard W., USMC (WI)

Smith, Hallie W., USAF (OR); RF4C disappeared on reconnaissance mission (navigator, w/Bifolchi)

The following US Army personnel reported MIA during heavy ground action:
Cannon, Frances E., US Army (AZ); DIC September, 1968 - remains returned August, 1985

Harker, David N. (VA); released by PRG March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Strickland, James H. (NC); released November, 1969

Williams, Richard F. "Top" (CA); DIC September, 1968 - remains returned August, 1985

Curry, Keith R., USN (WV); A6C shot down, KIA, body not recovered

The following US Army personnel reported MIA when their UH1H disappeared while on mission:
Bush, Elbert W. (MS); passenger, remains returned 1996 - ID'd October, 1999

Deane, William L. (FL); passenger, remains returned 1996 - ID'd October, 1999

Knutson, Richard A. (MN); pilot, remains returned and ID'd November, 1995

Lauterio, Manuel A. (CA); crew chief, remains returned and ID'd November, 1995

Stinson, William S. (AL); gunner, remains ID'd November, 1999

Wilson, Mickey A. (CA); aircraft commander, remains returned in 1996 - ID'd October, 1999