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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Go. Vote. Now!

Guardian Angels for Soldiers' Pets is a fantastic effort, headed up by one very dedicated Soldiers' Angel, Linda D. Linda is a Team Co-Leader for SA's Letter Writing Team, which involves a tremendous amount of effort (she sends me my three names a week - thanks, Linda!). Linda is both the daughter of WWII "Battle of Bulge" veteran, and the widow of a Vietnam-era veteran.

She's asked for some help in generating some attention and interest for the G.A.S.P. program. G.A.S.P. assists troops by ensuring that their pets are taken care of while they're deployed, by finding foster homes them. Speaking as the co-keeper of a small zoo, I know I'd be devastated if I had to give up my pet because of a deployment. Here is Linda's request:

Guardian Angels For Soldier's Pet has been added to the "I Love Dogs" website ( Top 50 Websites and we need votes to increase the ranking of our website.

Here is how you can help:

Go to and click on click on the logo for the group, which is down the page on the left. It says "Vote Here."

Help us get the word out by voting for our website at the "I Love Dogs - Top 50 Websites" by voting on the site.

How it works:

1. When you visit our website and click on the link shown above, we get a vote

2. When you click on our listing on the "Top Rated Dog Web Sites" we get a visit

The higher we are ranked (# of votes shown), the more visitors will come to our site.

Many thanks for your help in this endeavor to get the word out about Guardian Angels For Soldier's Pet and what we are doing.

Linda D.
co-Founder/National Board President
Guardian Angels For Soldier's Pet

In addition, I just received an email from the I-Love-Dogs that Guardian Angels has been awarded the following award for our website.

(waiting for the code to put up on our “Awards” page)

No obligation requested or required but would be greatly appreciated.

Angel HUGS to all,

Please take a moment to cast your vote for this wonderful project, which is currently in the planning stages for a first-of-its-kind "Military & Veterans Pet" (MVP) Sanctuary (more information available at the website).

If you're so moved, you can also donate to the program, or volunteer as a foster home, by clicking on the links at that page.

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Cpl. Chris J. Barton, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 plane captain and Seattle native, uses hand signals to communicate with Maj. John F. Carson, VMFA-122 executive officer and Atlanta, native, before take off, Jan. 26.
Photo by: Lance Cpl. Cindy G. Alejandrez
Submitting Unit: MCAS Iwakuni
Photo Date:01/26/2007

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UK News Program Seeks Videos from Troops

Received this request via email. As I'm not familiar with military regulations in this area, I'd certainly say that any servicemember interested in doing this should familiarize themselves with appropriate guidelines beforehand. I do have to say that it's nice to see a media outlet that's interested in what the boots on the ground have to say:

Channel Five News in the UK is planning to do a series of stories about Iraq . We would really like to get anyone serving in Iraq to make a short video for us for our ‘Your News’ section of our news programme and website...

...Your News is a part of our programme and website where real people in the community air their videos about their experiences, local issues, campaigns etc and is an important part of our news output.

The videos would only need to be a couple of minutes long and could easily be filmed by mobile phone, digital camera etc.

The film could be about who they are, where they are, what they are doing, how they’re feeling – anything they want it to be about and could be a film of them talking as well as footage of what’s going on around them if possible. The films could be made by anyone out there serving in any capacity – they would all be very interesting.

We’ll also give those that do go on the television £100.00 too. (about $197 USD)

The video can be uploaded via our website, sent by MMS to +44 (0) 7729 555 555 or emailed to me directly They can also contact me directly on +44 (0) 20 7800 2749.

They can see our website at
where we have a different Your News video every day...

Kind regards,

Laura Wilshaw


Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala (Feb. 6, 2007) - Quartermaster 3rd Class Damon George, a reservist with Beach Master Unit One (BMU-1), offloads a forklift from an Improved Navy Lighterage System during Humanitarian Support over the Shore (HSOTS) 2007. HSOTS is a simulated disaster relief assistance response that involves transporting equipment from two engineer task forces. Approximately 1,300 U.S. servicemen and women, representing the Navy, Army, National Guard, and Reserve forces are participating in HSOTS 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Roosevelt J. Ulloavaldivieso

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Black Dragons team with IA for humanitarian mission

NOTE: Pay particular attention to the last paragraph -- Pam

Iraqi Army Soldiers, with the help of the 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment and the 45th Sustainment Brigade, distribute supplies throughout the town of Shafa‘at Feb. 1. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Bennett Freeman, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment)

SR# 020107-26
Feb. 5, 2007

By Sgt. Paula Taylor
4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs

SHAFA ‘AT, Iraq— Soldiers of the Black Dragon Battalion partnered with members of the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Iraqi Army Division and the 45th Sustainment Brigade to hand out supplies and conduct a medical assessment throughout the town Feb. 1.

“The 3/2 IA unloaded several trucks filled with water and toys for the populace and were greeted by the children with hugs and smiles of thanks,” said 1st Lt. Bennett Freeman, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment. “The Iraqi Army, 5-82 FA, and the 45th all had medical personnel on hand to administer aid to the children of the town. Approximately 45 children were seen by the medical personnel and the rest of the medical supplies were left for future use by the town,” he explained.

One of the medics, Sgt. Garrick Morgenweck, of the 5-82 FA from Huntsville, Ala., who joined the effort, said he thought the mission went very well. “We had an Iraqi Army doctor there, two IA medics and three Soldiers from the 45th,” said Morgenweck. “These types of missions are always successful. People come in droves from all around and are glad there are people available to help.”

The group also spent time mingling with the townspeople and interacting with the children. “I played with the little kids,” said Spc. Heather Jay, transport operator from Iowa City, Iowa, 5-82 FA. “We shook their hands, sat down with them, asked how old they were and just tried to make them feel comfortable. The kids were running around, giving ‘high-fives’ and having a good time. They brought out the kid in all of us that were in that room.”

Jay and Morgenweck said the distributed items consisted of medicine, lotion, toys, clothes, blankets, water and candy. The two agreed it was a great experience and look forward to the opportunity to assist the locals in getting back on their feet.

“The media always puts out there that we’re always under gunfire, it’s horrible over here, things are blowing up left and right, because they’re going after the ‘story’” said Morgenweck. “But where we are, the people are glad we’re here; they’re happy to have us here, as far as I’ve seen. The Iraqi people, in general, are like anybody else. They just want to better their lives and they’re glad we’re here to help them get there.”

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SWEET TREATS — A U.S. Air Force 1st Lieutenant hands out candy to eager Iraqi children at the Civil Military Operations Center in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 23. Located inside the Victory Base Complex, the center opens every day to local Iraqis in need. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Laura Bigenho

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In Today's News - Thursday, February 8, 2007

Quote of the Day
"Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty
as cooperation with good."

-- Gandhi

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Baghdad Under Crackdown - PHOTOS
U.S. officials confirm new security operation
Gates: Debate on Iraq won't hurt morale

Operation Enduring Freedom
Afghans flee town as Taliban dig in for NATO raid

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Lebanese and Israeli armies clash
Palestinian leaders continue peace talks
Nuclear terrorism risk seen growing
Military: No Gitmo guard abuse evident

Troops on Trial
Army Officers, Contractor Indicted in Iraq Kickback Probe
Mistrial for Officer Who Refused Iraq Deployment
Soldier Faces Murder Charge in Italy

Fallen Heroes
U.S. air crash in Iraq kills seven

Supporting Our Heroes Op-ed: Ben Stein's Salute to Troops

Worldwide Wackos
U.S. denies signing North Korea deal
U.S. urges additional U.N. action against Iran

Homegrown Moonbats
Carter Takes Shot at Jewish Rights Group

Politics / Government
Pelosi's 'Plane' Truth
N.Y. Politician: Ban iPods From Crosswalks
Cancer-Stricken Ga. Rep. to Enter Hospice
McConnell approved as spy chief

Immigration / Border Control
Officials: Inmates Beat Border Guard in Prison for Shooting Mexican Drug Smuggler

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Money Doesn't Solve All Problems
NBC's Russert Takes Stand at CIA Leak Trial
Russert contradicts Libby's testimony
Coked-Up Mom Jailed for Her Baby's Death
Austria Busts International Child Porn Ring
Love Triangle Case Spurs NASA Review - Read Astromom's Final Interview
'Lust in Space' Astronaut Nowak Returns to Texas; Family Says Actions Are 'Out of Character'
Astronaut suffered 'mental anguish'
TV host doesn't think Dahmer killed son
Lawyers point fingers in O'Neal fight
Atlanta Father Admits Intentionally Poisoning Children in Attempt to Sue Campbell Soup Co.
Michigan Man Pleads No Contest to Sex Pact With Girlfriend, 15-Year-Old Daughter
Simpson barred from spending "If I Did It" money
Abuses said possible in Mexican drug sweep
Gary Glitter gets jail sentence reduced

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Major News Media Unfairly Reported Last Evening's Senate Vote
Olympic athletes may be allowed to blog

Science / Medicine / Technology
FDA OKs OTC Sales of Fat-Blocker Drug
Google and cable firms warn of risks from Web TV
Astronaut's fall tests NASA's mettle
Arrest prompts NASA selection review - Video
FDA approves non-prescription diet pill
Study: Moral beliefs may sway docs' care

Mother Nature
Sharks Attack Shrimping Boat, Setting it Adrift off Florida Coast
Group of rare vultures found in Cambodia

News from My Neck of the Woods
Conn. Woman May Win Battle for Old Glory

Missing Thai Woman Reappears 25 Years After Boarding Wrong Bus
Reckless drivers eye presidential pardon
Ice-creams, vacuums - is a kiss still just a kiss?

Other News of Note
Bar Boots Designated Driver for Not Drinking
Silicon Valley Seeks Public's Help to Help Find Missing Computer Scientist

Fox News
Do You Know What Women Want?
World Bank Launches Internal Probe
Help Find Missing Computer Scientist
Animal Services Seize NBA Star Artest's Dog
Hey Man, Nice Shot - STORY (Pebble Beach Pro-Am)
Controversy Sprouts Over Prince's Super Bowl Halftime Show
Christina Aguilera: I Cook Naked With My Husband
Pop Tarts: Report: Britney Spears Single Again
Reality Check: What I'm Over on 'American Idol'

Reuters: Top News
Explosions, fire rock chemical plant in Kansas City
Japan's Nikon enters LCD photomask glass market
Many doctors stay mum on controversial care: study
Helpful tips for employees to keep their sanity and jobs
Norah Jones leads U.S. pop charts
Nasdaq up on Cisco, oil curbs Dow; Disney up late - Video
Disney profit more than doubles on DVDs, E! sale
YouTube founders split $650 mln in Google payday
New York Times shares rise nearly 7 percent
NYMEX crude steady above $57 after 2 pct fall
Mom and pop may be signaling a top
Falling prices fail to deter metals bulls
BMW sold record 126,949 vehicles in Asia in 2006
Boeing says 787 rollout on schedule, tips good year
Disney profit more than doubles on DVDs, E! sale
U.S. seen creeping toward lofty biomass fuel goal
Chrysler executive sees closer ties with Mercedes
Wal-Mart, union call for universal health care

AP World News
Florida Gators win recruiting title too
Covington says he's grateful to Cowell
Consumer borrowing slows in December
3 Pacers involved in bar fight
TiVo download deal leaves stocks mixed
DT: Fighting Vehicle Leaks Cash
Blog: Nowak, Take Vienna!
Sailors of the Battleship Navy Career Fairs Coming Soon
A Tribute to Blacks in the Military

President meets with troops - photos
USJFCOM symposium looks to further improve intelligence support for warfighter - podcast
Learn more about JTC-I

Department of Defense
Top Police Training Officialin Iraq Sees Encouraging Signs - Story
Maj. Gen. Hunseker biography
Opening Remarks (pdf)

Vice Chairman: Pakistan Strong, Dedicated Ally in War on Terror-Story
Stability & Security in Iraq Report (pdf)
For Top News Visit DefenseLink

New Core Staff Deploys to the Horn of Africa - Story
Zabul Provincial Hospital Welcomes Jordanians - Story
U.S. Troops Share Combat Techniques with Iraqis - Story
Goodwill Missions Continue in Eastern Afghanistan - Story
Center Offers Link to U.S., Iraqi Governments - Story
Iraqi Police Discover Large Weapons Cache - Story

Iraqi Troops Focus on Life-Saving Skills
Coalition, Iraqi Security Station Opens in Iraq
Engineers Help Clean Up Streets of Ghazaliya
Reconstruction Teams Manage Projects in Iraq
Aircrews Take Iraqi and U.S. Forces Into Action
Doctor Adapts to Life as Soldier in Iraq
Aspen Road to Connect Southern Iraq with Kuwait
U.S. and Iraqi Officials Work To Reopen Factories
Corpsmen, Marines Save Lives in Al Anbar
U.S. and Iraqi Officials Work To Reopen Factories
Corps Sergeant Major Thanks Troops at Q-West
Soldier Earns Silver Star For Combat Actions
U.S. Soldiers Work With Iraqis To Stop Corruption

Senior Air Force Leaders Address Deployments

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

Officials Identify Casualties - Story

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
0421 - Flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman empire
1526 - Heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die
1587 - Mary, Queen of Scots beheaded
1601 - Earl Robert Devereux of Essex armies draws into London
1622 - King James I disbands the English parliament
1672 - Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London
1690 - French & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire; Lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal
1693 - William & Mary becomes the 2nd college chartered in US
1743 - Comet C/1743 C1 approaches within 0.0390 astronomical units (AUs) of Earth
1744 - French/Spanish fleet leaves Toulon
1750 - Minor earthquake in London
1802 - Simon Willard patents banjo clock
1807 - Napoleon defeats Russians in battle of Eylau
1809 - Franz I of Austria declares war on France
1837 - 1st Vice President chosen by the Senate, Richard Johnson (Van Buren administration)
1861 - Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, AL
1862 - Battle of Roanoke Island, NC - Federals gain control of Pimlico Sound
1865 - 1st Black major in US Army, Martin Robinson Delany
1883 - Louis Waterman begins experiments to invent the fountain pen
1887 - Dawes Act passed (Indians living apart from tribe granted citizenship)
1889 - Flood ravages Dutch coast
1894 - Enforcement Act repealed, making it easier to disenfranchise blacks
1898 - John Ames Sherman patents 1st envelope folding & gumming machine (Massachusetts)
1904 - Outbreak of hostilities in Russo-Japanese war
1905 - Cyclone hits Tahiti & adjacent islands, killing some 10,000 people
1909 - France & Germany sign treaty about Morocco
1910 - Boy Scouts of America incorporated & chartered (William D Boyce-Chicago)
1911 - US helps overthrow President Miguel Dávila of Honduras
1912 - 1st eastbound US transcontinental flight lands in Jacksonville FL
1914 - General Zamon becomes President of Haiti
1916 - French cruiser "Admiral Charner" torpedoed off Syrian coast, kills 374
1918 - "Stars & Stripes", weekly US armed forces newspaper, 1st published
1922 - Radio arrives in the White House
1923 - Coal mine explosion at Dawson, NM kills 120
1924 - 1st coast-to-coast radio hookup - General John Joseph Carty speech in Chicago
1926 - Walt Disney Studios is formed; German Reichstag decides to apply for League of Nations membership
1927 - Belgian-Swiss treaty signed
1928 - 1st transatlantic TV image received, Hartsdale, NY; Scottish inventor J. Blaird demonstrates color-TV
1931 - Gas explosion Fire in Fushun-coal mine, Manchuria kills 3,000
1933 - 1st flight of all-metal Boeing 247
1934 - Gaston Doumergue forms new French government
1935 - 1st NFL draft; Jay Berwanger of University of Chicago is 1st pick (by Eagles); He never plays in the NFL
1936 - 1st ski jumping tournament, Red Wing, MN; Pandit Jawaharlal follows Gandhi as chairman of India Congress Party
1940 - Lodtz, 1st large ghetto established by Nazis in Poland
1941 - Japanese armored barges cross Strait of Johore to attack Singapore; NSB'er Max Blokzijl begins Nazi propaganda on Dutch radio
1942 - Congress advises FDR that Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort
1943 - Red Army recaptures Kursk
1944 - 1st Black reporter accredited to the White House, Harry McAlpin; U-762 sunk off Ireland
1945 - Allied air attack on Goch/Kleef/Kalkar/Reichswald
1946 - Premier Salazar of Portugal forbids opposition parties
1948 - 5th Winter Olympics games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
1949 - Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty sentenced to life in prison
1955 - Malenkov resigns as USSR premier, Bulganin replaces him
1956 - Mine disaster in Quaregnon Belgium, 8 die
1958 - Edgar Whitehead succeeds Garfield Todd as premier of South Rhodesia; French planes bomb Sakiet, Tunisia - 75 die
1960 - Congress opens hearings looking into payola
1963 - 1st transmission of Clandestine Voice of Iraqi People (Communist)
1964 - Representative Martha Griffiths address gets civil rights protection for women being added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act
1965 - Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic off Jones Beach, NY, kills 84
1967 - French Diadème D-1C satellite launches into Earth orbit
1968 - Officers kill 3 students demonstrating in South Carolina State (Orangeburg)
1969 - Meteorite weighing over 1 ton falls in Chihuahua, México; Last edition of "Saturday Evening Post"
1971 - South Vietnamese troops invade Laos
1973 - Senate names 7 members to investigate Watergate scandal
1974 - Skylab 4's astronauts land; "Good Times" debuts on CBS TV
1975 - 1800 Unification church couples' wed in Korea
1977 - Earthquake in San Francisco CA, at 5.0, strongest since 1966
1978 - Crown Prince Sad Abdallah al-Salim Al Sabah becomes PM of Kuwait
1983 - Eric Peters sets transatlantic sailboat record (E-W)-46 days
1984 - 14th Winter Olympics games opens in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia; Soyuz T-10 launches with crew of 3 to Salyut 7; 1st time 8 people in space
1985 - Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung returns to South-Korea
1988 - NASA launches DOD-2
1989 - US Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain, 145 die
1990 - "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine
1992 - Ulysses spacecraft passes Jupiter; 16th Winter Olympics games open in Albertville, France
1993 - GM sues NBC, alleging that "Dateline NBC" program had rigged 2 car-truck crashes to show that 1973-87 GM pickups were prone to fires; Suchoi-24 crashes into Tupolev passenger flight, 134 die
1995 - 6.4 earthquake at Trujillo, Colombia (46+ killed)
1996 - NFL & Cleveland allows Art Modell to move his NFL franchise to Baltimore but he had to leave the Browns' name behind (a dark day at my house)

- St Proclus patriarch of Constantinople
1291 - Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57)
1712 - L. Joseph de Montcalm de Saint-Véran, French General in America
1811 - Edwin Denison Morgan, Secretary of War (Confederacy)
1817 - Richard Stoddert Ewell, Confederate Lieutenant General
1818 - Austin Blair Governor/MC (Union)
1820 - William Tecumseh Sherman, Union Major General
1824 - Barnard Elliot Bee, Confederate Brigadier General
1828 - Jules Verne, pioneered sci-fi (From the Earth to the Moon)
1883 - Joseph A. Schumpeter, Austrian/US economist/minister of finance
1890 - Claro Mayo Recto, Filipino nationalist/opponent of US colonialism
1903 - Abdulrahman, minister of Internal affairs/premier of Malaysia
1911 - Elizabeth Bishop, US poet (North & South)/Pulitzer Prize (1956); Henri Knap, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist/writer
1913 - John Grandy, British Royal Air Force-marshal
1918 - John Intoxication, resistance fighter
1927 - John T. Myers (Representative-IN)
1930 - Arlan Stangeland (Representative-MN)
1932 - Jan H. Christiaanse, president, Dutch political party (CDA)
1935 - Vincent Weir, 3rd baron Inverforth, Scottish shipping magnate
1940 - Ted Koppel, newscaster (ABC Nightline)
1950 - Jose Armando Lopez-Falcon, Cuban cosmonaut
1952 - Nancy Lord, Libertarian Vice-President candidate (1992)

1124 - Stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint
1513 - Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curaçao & Bonaire)
1587 - Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44
1676 - Aleksei M. Romanov, Czar of Russia, dies at 46
1686 - François Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered
1725 - Peter I "the Great" Romanov, Czar of Russia (1682-1725), dies at 52
1740 - Clement XII [Lorenzo Corsini], blind Pope (1730-40), dies at 87
1897 - Antonio Cánovas del Castillo, premier of Spain, murdered at 69
1924 - Gee John, US mobster (1st executed in gas chamber-Nevada)
1932 - Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll, mobster, killed by Dutch Schultz gang
1963 - Abdul Karim Kassem, PM of Iraq (58-63), assassinated in Baghdad at 48
1968 - J. Borremans, Belgian politician (Communist), dies at 56
1974 - Fritz Zwicky, Swiss/US astronomer (supernova), dies at 75
1982 - John Hay Whitney, US newspaper magnate, dies at 76
1993 - Eliot Janeway, financial columnist (Eliot Doomsday), dies at 80; Paul Brickhill Dutch/US WWII pilot/physician

Reported Missing in Action

The following US Army personnel reported MIA when their UH1D was shot down:
Chenoweth, Robert P. (OR); crewchief, released by PRG March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1997

George, James E. (TX); believed executed by VC shortly after the crew was captured, body not recovered

Lenker, Michael R. (IL); door gunner, released by PRG March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Purcell, Benjamin H. (GA); released March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998
** Author - "Love and Duty"

Rose, Joseph III, (WV); pilot, released March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Ziegler, Roy E.; co-pilot, released by PRG March, 1973 - retired as a CW4 - alive as of 1998

Also reported MIA this day in 1968:
Hammond, Dennis W., USMC (MI); DIC March, 1970

Lapham, Robert G., USAF (MI); A1E shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Zawtocki, Joseph S., Jr., USMC (NY); KIC December, 1968 - remains returned August, 1985

The following Civilians kidnapped from their car in Bien Hua province:
Fritz, John J., Jr. (NJ); released by PRG February, 1973 (injured)

Kalil, Tanos E.; DIC June, 1969

Newingham, James A.; released by PRG February, 1973

Also reported MIA this day in 1969:
Clark, Thomas E., USAF (PA); F100D shot down

MacPhail, Don A., US Army (MA); released by PRG March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Wilkins, Calvin Wayne, USMC (TX); KIA, body not recovered

Stewart, Paul C., US Army (CA); UH1H shot down

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