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Monday, February 05, 2007

Meet February's Hero(es) of the Month!

Capt. Kent Ketter, left, Staff Sgt. Dan Hinds and Master Sgt. Matt Feit kneel next to Sattar. The boy’s father, Mussad Abbud, is in the background. (Pantagraph photo)

Nominated by Soldiers' Angel Fran, here are your Heroes of the Month for February:

I would like to nominate Cpt. Kent Ketter and the members of the 33rd Military Police Battalion based in Bloomington, Illinois as the heroes of the month.

In October, they helped save the life of an Iraqi boy. The details and a picture of some of the members can be seen at: (the picture above comes from this article - make sure to go and read it for a great story of why we call them 'Heroes' -- Pam)

In the words of Cpt. Ketter..."Good things are happening over here...share the word!!!!"

I am Captain Ketter's angel and I am very proud of all they are doing over in Iraq. I am also the proud mother of an officer onboard a nuclear submarine somewhere in the Persian Gulf. Let the good that they do be spread around.

Hear, Hear, Fran!

Congratulations to Cpt. Ketter and the 33rd - you've got a care package on the way courtesy of Soldiers' Angels.

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‘Grey Wolf’ Soldiers Treated to Special Super Bowl Visitors

Former National Football League athletes, current Raiderettes and Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gather after a Super Bowl XLI party at Forward Operating Base Warhorse in Baqubah, Iraq, Feb. 5. The guests signed autographs, met the Soldiers and received Certificates of Appreciation from the brigade. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ben Fox, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

SR# 020407-01
Feb. 04, 2007

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

BAQUBAH, Iraq (Feb. 4, 2007) -- “Super Bowl Sunday” is one night out of the year where it seems the whole world stops to watch a single football game between the two best teams from the Nation Football League. Many spectators gather up their best friends to eat chips, drink beer and watch the big game.

For the Soldiers of the 3rd “Grey Wolf” Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, who are deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08, Super Bowl XLI started differently than any other they had ever seen. There may not have been beer, but there were chips and a visit from former NFL players and cheerleaders who spent the evening hanging out and watching the game with the Soldiers.

Pro Bowlers, Kevin Greene, Lamar Lathon and Greg Biekert, accompanied by Riaderettes, Serrita Teer and Candy Burke, arrived at Forward Operating Base Warhorse to spend the evening watching the Super Bowl with the Grey Wolf Soldiers.
“[We’re] here to tell the Soldiers a big Hooah and thank you,” said Greene, a five-time Pro Bowler. “Thank you for what you do.”

“We are here, representing the Oakland Raiders and the Raideretts, to support our American Troops in what they believe in and what we believe in,” said Burke, a member of the Raiderettes Cheerleading Squad.

“It [was] really neat and exciting to be here,” she continued. “We volunteer to come out here. In fact, there were about 20 of our girls that wanted to come, so we feel extremely honored to be out here and to get the chance to spend this time with the Soldiers.”

Salie Gym played host to the enormous crowd of Soldiers who pilled into the gym for a night of fun, excitement and the big game. The players and cheerleaders interacted with the Soldiers by signing autographs, posing for pictures and watching the game together.

“There were a lot of people just hanging out and having fun before and [during] the game,” said Spc. Adam Cook, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd BCT. “We got to meet and get autographs from all of the players and cheerleaders.”

Pfc. Kevin Jones got the chance of a lifetime and played a one-on-one basketball game with Lathon before the big game started.

“Lamar Lathon and I were playing basketball earlier. We played a little one-on-one,” said the Alta Loma, Calif., native. “It was nice -- made me feel like I was back at home again.”

Soon the Super Bowl between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears began. Some Soldiers were sporting their favorite team’s shirts and cheering as loud as they could, while others sat back and enjoyed the show.

At halftime, the Grey Wolf Soldiers were treated with their own halftime show, a sumo wrestling showdown between Greene and Grey Wolf’s command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Donald Felt. Both warriors geared up in sumo body suits, including the traditional sumo hair, and wrestled for the entertainment of the Soldiers.

“It was cool to watch Kevin Greene sumo wrestle people,” said Cook. “It was fun to watch everyone group around to watch the wrestling.”

“We were all just having a good time,” continued the Sturgis, Mich., native. “It really looked like the players and cheerleaders were keeping our mind off the Army atmosphere for a night.”

As the game drew to a close, the players and cheerleaders answered questions from the crowd of Soldiers and took a few last pictures. Many Soldiers then, slowly, dragged out the doors to try to get a few hours of sleep before their work day was to begin.

“The whole experience of them being here is awesome,” said Jones, a member of Distribution Company A, 215th. “It made me feel like I had people, other than my family, that really care about us out here. They really showed that they appreciate us and that’s a good feeling.”

“This means everything to me to be out here,” said Greene. “Make no mistake; I have no illusion to who the real warriors are, none at all.”

Greene, while playing numerous years for the NFL, also had a 16-year Army Reserve career.

“I wish I could speak for the whole country, [but I cannot],” Greene continued. “I can speak for myself and for my family and my friends. We love these troops and we stand behind them 110 percent, gung-ho, Hooah, behind them.

“My friends a family sleep easer at night underneath the canopy of freedom that these warriors provide,” Greene said. “That’s why it’s important for us to be out here.”

Both Burke and Teer said they felt the experience was a positive one and enjoyed their time with the Soldiers.

“Meeting the Soldiers is awesome, a real life changing experience for me,” said Burke. “I hope we brought the Soldiers a smile and something they will remember when they head home.”

“This experience is very fulfilling and very humbling,” said Teer. “It’s just really exciting to see the Soldiers and spend time with them.”

“I hope we can bring laughter to the Soldiers,” she continued. “It’s a simple hope, but a lot of people might be missing that; and if we can bring that to the Soldiers, we have done our jobs.”

“It’s really important to get the experience of the other side, because all we know is what’s on the news,” Teer continued. “The news doesn’t [completely] explain to us what is really going on, so it’s cool to come out here get first-hand knowledge from the Soldiers about what’s going on, what they’re going through and to listen to the stories.”

“The whole experience definitely boosted morale out here,” said Cook. “It was nice to be able to socialize with someone from the civilian world and spend some time with good people.”

Jones added the visit was an eye opener to who these players really are.
“They have helmets on when they play on Sundays, so you don’t really know who they are because you can’t see their faces,” he said. “But with all their gear off, they are a whole new person.”

“It’s just really awesome,” Jones added. “These kinds of visits really do raise morale and keeps all of us going.”

Command Sgt. Maj. Donald Felt, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division command sergeant major, presents Kevin Greene, former National Football League player, with a Certificate of Appreciation for spending time with the “Grey Wolf” Soldiers on Super Bowl Sunday at Forward Operating Base Warhorse in Baqubah, Iraq, Feb. 5. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ben Fox, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

Command Sgt. Maj. Donald Felt, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division command sergeant major, presents Lamar Lathon, former National Football League player, with a Certificate of Appreciation for spending time with the “Grey Wolf” Soldiers on Super Bowl Sunday at Forward Operating Base Warhorse in Baqubah, Iraq, Feb. 5. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ben Fox, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

Laughing at a joke, Sgt. Ramon Arredondo, Forward Maintenance Company B, 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, meets Kevin Greene, former National Football League player, during the Super Bowl XLI halftime at Forward Operating Base Warhorse in Baqubah, Iraq, Feb. 5. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ben Fox, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

Kevin Greene, a former National Football League player, squares off against Command Sgt. Maj. Donald Felt, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division command sergeant major, during a halftime sumo wrestling challenge for Super Bowl Sunday at Forward Operating Base Warhorse in Baqubah, Iraq, Feb. 5. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ben Fox, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

DUSK PATROL — When the sun goes down, Marines like Lance Cpl. Jason P. Cogley, a 20-year-old Rocky Mount, N.C. native and a machine gunner with the Military Police Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), use the information provided by intelligence to help position themselves on the battlefield, Jan. 27, 2007. U.S. Marine Photo by Lance Cpl. Geoffrey P. Ingersol

In Today's News - Monday, February 5, 2007

Quote of the Day
“War is the remedy our enemies have chosen,
and I say give them all they want.”

-- General William T. Sherman

News of Note
Superbowl XLI
Colts Win Super Bowl XLI - Indianapolis beats Chicago Bears 29-17
Super Colts (Photo Essay)
Super Sunday at War
Battle of Thunderous Proportions - PHOTOS
Super Bowl parties: Flesh and flash

Operation Iraqi Freedom
GOP Senators Vow to Stop 'No Confidence' Measure
U.S. Military: Four Crashed Copters in Iraq Were Shot Down
Baghdad offensive set to begin - U.S. officers
U.S. adjusts Iraq tactics after copters downed
Mortars kill 15 in Baghdad after deadly truck bomb - Video
Reuters Video: Grim search after Baghdad blast

Operation Enduring Freedom
Top Taliban Leader Killed in Afghan Airstrike
Taliban warn of bloody spring as U.S. takes NATO reins - Video
U.S. gen. leads NATO in Afghanistan
Reuters Video: NATO handover

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Gaza rivals pull back, free some hostages - Video
Reuters Video: Playtime protest

Troops on Trial
Court-Martial for Army Officer Who Refused to Go to Iraq

Other Military News
Britain: 15 Underage Soldiers May Have Gone to Iraq (My great-great grandfather was underage when he fought in the Civil War)

Worldwide Wackos
Look Out! A Dictator on Parade
Report: Iranian Nuke Scientist 'Assassinated'
Iran official says no plans to halt atomic work
Analysis: Bush's Iran stance echoes Iraq

Politics / Government
Edwards' Health Plan Requires Tax Hikes (Democrats using a tax hike for some socialist benefit program? Naaaaah...)
Bush budget makes military, Iraq its centerpiece
Nader leaves '08 door open, slams Hillary

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Missing Pa. Toddler Found Dead

U.N. News
U.N. bird flu chief: Expect more cases

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
European Giants Planning Google Rival?

Science / Medicine / Nature
Florida Picks Up After Tornadoes - PHOTOS
Whooping crane survives Florida storms
Tornado victims attend wrecked church
Astronauts on Second of Three Spacewalks
Spacewalkers upgrade station's coolant system
Astronaut sets women's spacewalk record
Dangerous Cold Snap Grips Midwest
Lab disaster may lead to new cancer drug
Indonesia floods kill 20, nearly 200,000 homeless - Video
Harsh cold expected to linger in Midwest

News from My Neck of the Woods
Dem Clerks Punished in GOP Desk Sifting

$19M Found Buried Under Colombian House
Indiana Man Killed While Feeding Meter
Historic Kentucky Bridge Free for the Taking (And if you believe that, I've got a - oh, nevermind)
Rent-a-womb in India fuels surrogate motherhood debate

Other News of Note
Body parts found in Acapulco as killings continue
States challenge nat'l driver's license
Substandard levees reported in 27 states
Russians hope to probe spy case in U.K.

Fox News
Survey: Consumers Still Worried on E. Coli
Wisconsin Wonder Spot Set to Disappear
Temporary Obesity Band-Aid?

Reuters: Top News
Will Pope Benedict become a Mormon after he dies?
Britain culls turkeys to quell bird flu outbreak
"Messengers" wins box office on Super Bowl weekend
Scorsese wins top Directors Guild award
Stocks eye earnings and services data
Dow eases as jobs data suggest no Fed cut yet
Seattle Genetics grabs investor notice
Oil jumps 3 percent on political tensions, U.S. cold
Transports' new high could be market's bull signal
Canada's Brookfield bids for Australia's Multiplex
TPG mulls rival bid for Sainsbury
NBC Universal chooses new CEO for digital age-paper
Michael Dell set to remain CEO for "several years"
Apollo targeting Countrywide: source
Tata wants more profit from Corus UK

AP World News
Child stomach surgeries more popular
Ryan O'Neal accused of assaulting son
N.Y. Fashion Week lowdown: Short skirts
340,000 flee flooded Indonesia capital
Murder trial puts focus on land rights
Ready for 'High School Musical 2'?
Tiger Woods falls short at Dubai Classic
Def Tech: Iraq's Re-arm
Op-ed: War and the People
Blog: Tantrum Town
Advisors: Adoption and the Military
Podcast: A Real MNF Brief

CENTCOM: News Releases

President meets with troops - See photos from the meeting
USJFCOM symposium looks to further improve intelligence support for warfighter - podcast
Learn more about JTC-I
USJFCOM sends second rotation to support CENTCOM - podcast

Department of Defense
Iraq Situation 'Winnable," Multi-National Force Official Says - Story
Rear Adm. Mark I. Fox biography
Transcript: Conference Call (pdf)

Iraqi Police Respond To Blasts - Story
Stability & Security in Iraq Report (pdf)
For Top News Visit DefenseLink

Aspen Road to Connect Southern Iraq with Kuwait - Story
Aspen Road to Connect Southern Iraq with Kuwait - Story
Corpsmen, Marines Save Lives in Al Anbar - Story
U.S. and Iraqi Officials Work To Reopen Factories - Story
Corps Sergeant Major Thanks Troops at Q-West - Story
Soldier Earns Silver Star For Combat Actions - Story
U.S. Soldiers Work With Iraqis To Stop Corruption - Story
Soldiers Travel Iraq's Most Dangerous Routes - Story

Sergeants Show Iraqis How to Run the 'Yard'
Former Small-town Doc Treats Troops in Iraq
Rugged Terrain No Challenge for Riggers
'Instincts Over Feelings' Neutralize Enemy
Army Destroys Insurgent Stronghold in Diyala
Iraqi, Coalition Soldiers Destroy Training Site
Iraqi Village Builds Women’s Center

Female Medics Earn Respect from Afghan Army

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
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
Weekly Reconstruction Report (PDF)
Iraq Reconstruction

Afghanistan Update

Fact Sheet: Budget Request
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
0816 - Frankish emperor Louis grants archbishop Salzburg immunity
1428 - King Alfonso V, orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons
1488 - Roman catholic German emperor Maximilian I caught in Belgium
1512 - French troops under Gaston de Foix rescues Bologna
1556 - Kings Henri I & Philip II sign Treaty of Vaucelles
1572 - Beggars assault Oisterwijk Netherlands, drive nuns out
1576 - Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours
1631 - Rhode Island, founder, Roger Williams arrives in Boston from England
1644 - 1st US livestock branding law passed, by Connecticut
1649 - Prince of Wales becomes king Charles II
1663 - Earthquake in Canada
1679 - German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France
1777 - Georgia becomes 1st US state to abolish both entail & primogeniture
1778 - Articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina
1782 - Spanish take Minorca (western Mediterranean) from the English
1783 - Sweden recognizes US independence; Earthquakes ravage Calabria, killing 30,000
1795 - Zealand Netherlands surrenders to French General Michaud
1817 - 1st US gas company incorporated, Baltimore (coal gas for street lights)
1825 - Hannah Lord Montague of New York creates 1st detachable shirt collar
1831 - Jan van Speijk blows up his gunboat in Antwerp, killing about 30
1846 - "Oregon Spectator" is 1st newspaper to be published on the West Coast
1850 - Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, New Paltz NY
1855 - British government of Palmerston forms
1861 - Kinematoscope patented by Coleman Sellers, Philadelphia, PA; Louisiana delegation except Mr Bouligny withdraws from Congress; 1st moving picture peep show machine is patented by Samuel Goodale of Cincinnati
1864 - Federals occupy Jackson, MS
1865 - Battle of Hatcher's Run, VA (Armstrong's Mill, Dabney's Mill)
1900 - British troops under General Buller occupy Vaal Krantz, Natal
1901 - Loop-the-loop centrifugal RR (roller coaster) patented by Ed Prescot; Pierpont Morgan forms US Steel Corp
1904 - American occupation of Cuba ends
1917 - Congress overrides Wilson's veto, curtailing Asian immigration; Present Mexican constitution adopted
1918 - 1st US pilot to down an enemy airplane, Stephen W. Thompson; Separation of church & state begins in USSR
1922 - Reader's Digest magazine 1st published
1923 - Mass arrests of socialists & communists in Italy
1930 - 5th Aliyah to Israel begins
1931 - Maxine Dunlap becomes 1st US women to earn a glider pilot license
1937 - FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, "court packing" plan failed; 1st Charlie Chaplin talkie, "Modern Times", is released
1940 - General Winckelman replaces General Reijnders as Dutch supreme commander
1941 - Dutch Premier De Geer returns from Lisbon to Netherlands
1943 - Clandestine Radio Atlantiksender, Germany, 1st transmission; Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots Nazi General Seyffardt
1944 - 358 RAF-bombers attack Stettin
1945 - British premier Churchill arrives in Yalta, the Krim; US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla
1947 - Bolewet Beirut becomes President of Poland
1958 - Clifton R. Wharton confirmed as 1st US Black foreign minister (Romania); Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated 1st President of United Arab Republic
1958 - Vanguard TV-3 back-up launches into Earth orbit; reaches 6 km
1962 - French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence; Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn within 16º
1963 - Maarten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars; Soviet lunar probe failure
1967 - "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
1971 - Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro; Alan Shepard & Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hours
1972 - US airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers & baggage
1973 - Funeral for LC William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam War; Juan Corona sentenced to 25 consecutive life terms for 25 murders; Comic strip "Hagar The Horrible" debuts
1974 - US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure
1980 - Egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel
1981 - Military jury in North Carolina convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy; Largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane
1982 - DEA announces seizure of 3,192 tons of marijuana, 495 people
1983 - Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie brought to trial
1988 - Arizona House of Representatives vote to impeach Republican Governor Evan Mecham
1991 - A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides
1992 - Jury selection begins in the Los Angeles cops beating Rodney King case
1993 - Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 & injuring 160; R. James Woolsey, becomes 16th director of CIA
1995 - Japan's Shinshinto Party win local elections
1997 - 3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund

1723 - John Witherspoon, clergyman/signed Declaration of Independence
1788 - Sir Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British PM (1834-46), founded Tories
1840 - Hiram Stevens Maxim inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle); John Boyd Dunlop, developer (pneumatic rubber tire)
1866 - Henri [Hendrik J] Hall Dutch MP/comic (Put a Lid on it)
1867 - Casper A. Lingbeek vicar/Dutch MP
1900 - Adlai E. Stevenson, (Governor-IL), presidential candidate (D) (1952, 1956)
1907 - Jan Klaasesz Dutch governor Suriname (1949-56; Pierre E.J. Pflimlin, premier France
1910 - Martha van Och-Scholl, German/Dutch resistance fighter (WWII)
1914 - Alan Hodgkin British physicist (Nobel 1963)
1915 - Robert Hofstadter, US atomic physicist
1919 - Andrea George Papandreou, Greek premier
1919 - Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], Bronx New York NY, comedian/actor (Sayonara, Poseidon Adventure)
1929 - Fred Sinowatz (SPÖ) Neufeld an der Leitha, chancellor of Austria (1983-86)
1935 - John J. "Jannie" Geldenhuys, supreme commander South Africa army
1948 - Elco [LC] Brinkman, Dutch minister WVC (CDA)
1949 - Maidarjabyn Ganzorig, cosmonaut (Soyuz 39 backup)

45 BC - Cato Roman patriot & philosopher, commits suicide
1721 - James Stanhope, 1st earl of Stanhope English General, dies at 47
1911 - Petrus A Cronjé, Transvaal Boer General, dies
1922 - Christiaan R. de Wet, South African Boer General, dies at 67
1943 - Wim Gertenbach, Dutch resistance fighter (Slogan), shot by Nazis
1947 - Ganzefles, Dutch Nazi spy/Jew hunter, executed
1948 - Johann Blaskowitz, German General (surrendered at Wageningen), dies at 64
1971 - Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian premier (1952-56), dies at 78
1982 - Neil Aggett, South African worker's union leader, commits suicide; Wies [Aloisius CA] Moens, Flemish writer/Nazi, dies at 84
1983 - Derk Roemers, Dutch union leader/politician (Social Democrat), dies at 67
1997 - Pamela Harriman, US Ambassador (to France), dies of stroke at 76

Reported Missing in Action
The following USN personnel reported MIA when their SH3A was shot down, all presumed KIA:

Asmussen, Glenn Edward (DC)

McConnaughhay, Dan Daily (CA)

Sparenberg, Bernard John (MD)

The following USAF personnel reported MIA when their EC47 crashed; all presumed Killed:

Burke, Walter F. (NY)

Clever, Louis J. (PA)

Dorsey, James V., (DC)

Gott, Rodney H. (FL)

Hatton, Wilton N. (TX)

Lynn, Homer M. (IL)

McNeill, Clarence L. (NC)

Niggle, Harry T. (IN)

Olson, Robert E., (MN)

Sherburn, Hugh Leslie "Buzz" (OR)

Also reported MIA this day in 1968:
Edgar, Robert J., USAF (FL); RF4C crashed (w/Potter)

Godwin, Solomon H., USMC (AR); DIC February, 1968

Lasiter, Carl W., USAF (IN); F105 shot down, released March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive as of 1998

Potter, William T., USAF (ND); RF4C crashed (w/Edgar)

Rollins, James U., Civilian; released by PRG February, 1973 - injured

Swigart, Paul E., Jr., USN (CA); F8H crashed offshore, presumed Killed

The following USN personnel reported MIA when captured in a single incident:
DeLuca, Anthony J. ; tunnel rat, released February, 1970 - alive and well as of 1998

Glenn, Thomas Paul; released February, 1970

Hunsucker, James; released February, 1970

Lehnen, Gary Robert; released February, 1970

Walker, Michael James; released February, 1970

The following US Army personnel reported MIA when their UH1H was shot down:
Hefel, Daniel (IA); released by PRG - alive as of 1998

Kobashigawa, Tom Y. (HI); released by PRG March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Lyon, James M. (IN); KIC February, 1970

Parsels, John W. (FL); released by PRG March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Also reported MIA this day in 1970:
Stephenson, Richard C., USN (OH); A7B shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Paul, James L., US Army (MI); AH1G crashed, Killed, body not recovered

The following USAF personnel reported MIA when their EC47Q was shot down:
Berhnardt, Robert E. (VA); remains recovered/ID'd February, 1973

Bollinger, Arthur R., (IL); KIA

Brandenberg, Dale (MD)

Cressman, Peter R. (NJ); systems operator

Matejov, Joseph A. (NY)

Melton, Todd M. (WI); systems operation

Primm, Servero J. III (LA); co-pilot, KIA

Spitz, George R., (HI); pilot

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