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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Wounded Marine Goes Home in Style

Marine Lance Cpl. Steven Eastburn, a member of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, enjoys a ride home courtesy of Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Pace met Eastburn at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., where the young Marine had been recovering from wounds suffered in Iraq. When Eastburn told the chairman he was going to continue his recovery in Hawaii, Pace offered him a ride because that's where the general was headed next. Photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen USAF

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii, Feb. 9, 2007 – A Marine wounded in Iraq traveled the final leg of his journey back to his unit in style yesterday.

Marine Lance Cpl. Steven Eastburn, a member of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, enjoys a ride home courtesy of Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Pace met Eastburn at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., where the young Marine had been recovering from wounds suffered in Iraq. When Eastburn told the chairman he was going to continue his recovery in Hawaii, Pace offered him a ride because that's where the general was headed next. Photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen USAF '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available.

Lance Cpl. Steven Eastburn, a member of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, at Kaneohe Bay, arrived back in Hawaii on an executive jet, after being offered a ride from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., by Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Eastburn was undergoing treatment at Travis for wounds he suffered in Haqlaniyah, Iraq, on Jan. 31.

Pace visited servicemembers at David Grant Medical Center at Travis while his C-40B aircraft was being refueled. Eastburn was at the hospital, and Pace asked the 20-year-old Marine if he would like a ride back to Hawaii. “Of course I said, ‘Sure,’” the Marine said.

“This is a big government plane,” the chairman said. “We can always make room for one more.”

Eastburn was wounded while pulling guard as his squad was setting up an observation post. A sniper shot him through the right arm just above the elbow. “There was a second shot, but he missed,” the lance corporal said. “My squad leader came out to get me.”

His squad gave him immediate attention then got him to a medevac point. He was flown to Balad Air Base, Iraq; and then Landstuhl, Germany; before going on to Andrews Air Force Base, Md.; and finally to Travis.

At Andrews, Eastburn received a new treatment called a peripheral nerve block. The treatment uses a machine to place a small bit of local anesthetic into the affected area. “It gives the wound a chance to heal without the side effects of morphine or other drugs,” said Air Force Dr. (Lt. Col.) Bill Whelan, a flight surgeon traveling with the chairman. “Many people get nauseous due to the side effects of morphine. But with this, Steven is able to eat and gain strength. He’s doing well.”

Eastburn will be assigned to Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, closer to his unit’s home base.

As the jet pulled up to the distinguished visitor area at Hickam, a number of people were there to meet and greet the chairman and his wife, Lynne. Eastburn’s parents were also there. The chairman came up the aisle of the plane and told the young lance corporal to “lead everybody off the plane.”

“Thanks for the ride, Sir,” the lance corporal told Pace. “I won’t forget it.”

Gen. Peter Pace, USMC

Related Sites:
David Grant Medical Center
Tripler Army Medical Center

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LET'S PLAY - U.S. Army Spc. Matthew McClaine participates in a game of soccer with students from a school in Djibouti City, Djibouti, after handing out school supplies collected by Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, Feb. 7, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Chief Petty Officer Eric A. Clement

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Supply Convoys Keep Soldiers Happy, Combat Ready

Lit by a nearby fire, a Soldier with Troop A, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, and an Iraqi Army officer prepare Chai tea for Soldiers of Troop D, 1-9 Cavalry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. The Troop D Soldiers delivered supplies to Troop A at Al Kindi, an Iraqi army base near Mosul, where they are supporting military transition teams, or MiTTs, Jan 27. Photo by Sgt. Antonieta Rico, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Tikrit

By Sgt. Antonieta Rico
5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

MOSUL, Iraq -- Curfew is in effect in Mosul as the Troop D, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, Soldiers roll through the city’s empty streets Jan. 26.

Undeterred by reports of a possible roadside bomb, the support Soldiers are intent on delivering supplies to fellow cavalry Soldiers.

“Our goal is to keep the convoy moving,” said Capt. George Childs, Troop D commander, “If we stop, we are failing that mission.”

The supply convoy moves cautiously through the road where the suspected bomb is emplaced, and the Soldiers arrive safely with their cargo at Al Kindi, an Iraqi Army base near Mosul. There, Troop D delivers supplies, which include mattresses, fresh water, wood, building material and some generators to Soldiers of Troop A, 1-9 Cav. Regt. The Soldiers of the headquarters section of Troop A are embedded with a Military Transition Team at the Iraqi base.

With the recent realignment of 1-9 Cav. Regt. into a “super MiTT,” and Soldiers of the squadron spread through out Nineveh Province, the Soldiers of Troop D, the 1-9 Cavalry support troop, are relishing their chance to show what they are capable of.

Soldiers of Troop D also deliver supplies to MiTT units and coalition forces within Mosul, as well as 1-9 Cav. Regt. Soldiers in the Tal Afar and Al Kisik areas in western Nineveh Province.

“Especially now, with the squadron split, our mission is extremely important,” said Childs, a Daytona Beach, Fla., native.

The supplies Troop D Soldiers deliver ensure the Squadron’s Soldiers are able to carry out their own mission.

“If I don’t deliver, trucks don’t move,” said Staff Sgt. Guillermo Rivera, distribution platoon sergeant, “They don’t have spare parts for their vehicles, they don’t have ammunition, they don’t have fuel, they don’t eat.”

And although the Soldiers deliver the necessities, they also deliver the comfort items that take the edge off a hard days work. Rivera’s Soldiers also deliver mail, hot chow, and the occasional special request for cream cheese.

“If nothing else, we improve the morale of Soldiers that are deployed forward,” Childs said.

“When you go out there you always get a happy face waiting on you and a warm handshake,” said Rivera, a native of Puerto Rico, “We are like their best friend.”

That friendly sentiment was evident when the Troop D Soldiers arrived at Al Kindi.

Soldiers of Troop A were waiting for them and as the supplies were unloaded, the Troop A Soldiers and an Iraqi army officer started making Chai for the Troop D Soldiers. Soon there was a gathering outside by a bonfire, with Soldiers from both troops swapping stories over sweet, hot Chai.

And although sometimes people forget to thank the supply Soldiers for their vital support of the line troops, words are not always necessary.

“The Soldiers and the happy faces when you get to different places; that’s enough for me,” Rivera said.

Private 2nd Class Cory Rand, Troop D, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, adjusts a lamp to check his vehicle before heading out on a supply convoy to Al Kindi, an Iraqi army base near Mosul, Jan 27. Rand's mission was to deliver supplies to Troop A, 1-9 Cav. Regt., who are supporting military transition teams, or MiTTs, at the base. Photo by Sgt. Antonieta Rico, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Tikrit

Lit by a nearby fire, a Soldier with Troop A, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, and an Iraqi Army officer prepare Chai tea for Soldiers of Troop D, 1-9 Cavalry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. The Troop D Soldiers delivered supplies to Troop A at Al Kindi, an Iraqi army base near Mosul, where they are supporting military transition teams, or MiTTs, Jan 27. Photo by Sgt. Antonieta Rico, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Tikrit

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GROUND CLEARANCE - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Allan Brown, a supply sergeant assigned to the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, Reconnaissance, Fort Bragg, N.C., mans the Mark-19 of his truck while conducting ground clearance in Imam Monsiur, south of Balad Ruz, Iraq, Feb. 8, 2007. U.S. soldiers of the 5-73rd participated in a massive insurgent-hunting operation. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Armando Monroig

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In Today's News - Saturday, February 10, 2007

Quote of the Day
"I love the man that can smile in trouble,
that can gather strength from distress,
and grow brave by reflection."

-- Thomas Paine

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
8 Suspected Insurgents Killed in Iraq
Cops Track Prank 911 Calls to Third Grader
Gates: Iran Supplying Bombs to Insurgents
Iraq Qaeda group posts video of U.S. copter downing
U.S. general warns Iraq doomed if crackdown fails
Pentagon official's prewar intel faulted - Video
Kurd fighters may add muscle to Baghdad offensive
General says Iraq strategy must succeed
Three U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq blast: military
Gen.: No new tactics in copter attacks
Gen.: Iraqis, U.S. GIs must cooperate
Copters in Iraq Upgraded

Operation Enduring Freedom
4 Afghan police killed in Taliban ambush
Afghanistan Troop Buildup Extended

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Riot at Jerusalem Holy Site - PHOTOS - VIDEO
Clashes continue over Jerusalem construction
TV Chief Quits Over 'Aqua Teen' Boston Scare
France urges world to back Palestinian accord
New Palestinian govt won't recognize Israel: Hamas - Video

Fallen Heroes Op-ed: Who Else Died Besides Ms. Smith?

Worldwide Wackos
Hurdle blocks North Korea talks, says U.S. - Video
Envoys haggle over N. Korea disarmament
Iran "digging a hole" in nuclear dispute
Iran's nuclear chief leaves for Munich talks
Castro's brother says leader recovering

Politics / Government
John Edwards in 'Bigotry Blog' War
U.S. tries to win over Latin America's moderate left
No new arms race despite U.S. missile plan: Russia
Obama opens 2008 race in historic setting
Putin accuses West of bid to force will on world
Man claims Pat Robertson Threatened him
Kerry raps GOP, Bush's Iraq troop surge
Bush: Energy proposals will aid economy

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
'Jessica's Law' Hits Legal Snag
Cops: Paraplegic Dumped on Skid Row
Another 'Beast' Arrest on Child Sex Charges
Life Without Parole for Hip-Hop Drug Lord
Mom: Son Who Kept Corpse Frozen 'Loving' (Funny, that's not the first word that came to mind for me...)
Cops: Man Burned Wife's Chihuahua
Child Molester Sentenced to 800 Years
Fla. Executioner: I Have 'No Qualifications'
Prison For Man Convicted of Tossing Kittens Into Fireplace (What the $%##@! is with all these sickos lately??)
Dogs of Kings Forward Artest Have Been in Pound for 77 Nights Because of Poor Care
Alleged fake cop had 'police station'

U.N. News
Poultry trade spreads bird flu: U.N.
American gets U.N. political affairs for first time

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Sex, Bibles and Videotape

Science / Medicine / Technology
S.Korea, Pakistan report new bird flu cases

Mother Nature
Man Fights Huge Anaconda to Free Grandson
N.Y. Slammed With 8 Feet of Snow - PHOTOS
Heavy snow continues to bury N.Y. county
Jakarta residents start clean-up after massive flood

Where holey hosiery is a holy horror - Video
Court upholds urinal attack conviction - Video
Manure: You may be walking on it soon
Chefs in Bangkok prepare $25,000 meal

Other News of Note
Holocaust Denier Attacks Famed Author
Mystery Deepens
Anna Nicole Smith autopsy fails to determinecause of death; police say no evidence of crime - VIDEO
PHOTO ESSAYS: Celebrity Controversy Tragedy
$500,000 Anna Nicole Death Tape Hits Web
Zsa Zsa Gabor's Husband: I'm the Baby's Daddy
Statement From PETA on Anna Nicole Smith's Death
Did Motherhood Kill Anna Nicole Smith?
Final Footage of Anna Nicole Smith Sells for Over $500,000, Turns Up on German TV, Web Site
Anna Nicole Smith Autopsy Inconclusive; No Evidence of Crime, No Illegal Drugs Found
Lawyer Fires First Shot in Battle Over Anna Nicole's Baby
High school remembers Anna Nicole -- barely

Fox News
Ice Skater's Face Slashed by Partner's Blade During Competition

Reuters: Top News
HK cardinal hits out at China over "acts of war"
Lysacek rallies to take Four Continents gold
Dupont sees key GMO role in ethanol corn challenge
Soy growers ask higher U.S. support, biodiesel aid
Number of HDTV homes to treble by 2011: report - Video
Electronic gadgets may dominate New York Toy Fair
"Slum tourism" stirs controversy in Kenya
Many lung cancer cases in nonsmokers: study
Having a stroke? Make 911 your first call
Stars set to party at Grammys while sales slide
Oscar-nominated German director 'no wunderkind'
Stocks to swing with oil and Fed chief - Video
Stocks drop as more home loans go bad; Micron warns
Brandes says to vote against Icahn Lear buyout
Holiday toy sales lead Hasbro to strong 4th qtr
Oil rises above $60 on Nigerian cuts, Iran
Real estate brightens dollar outlook
When value is key
Yen dodges G7 fire despite Europe's ire
Economy to grow slowly in early 2007: Blue Chip
US Airways CEO arrested on drunk driving suspicion
Carmakers to Calif. attorney general: drop suit
Cadbury recalls Easter eggs over nut allergy labels
Attorneys can question BP CEO says Texas Court

AP World News
G-7 recommends vigilance on hedge funds
2 new All-Stars emerge; Howard delights
Medicaid cuts could affect students
Hybrids in, bi-fuels out in Arizona
Comair delays plans to cut pilots' wages
Pierce's return doesn't help Celtics
Former Yankees OF Hank Bauer dies at 84
MIT team details optics-on-a-chip device
Hundreds Protest F-22 Arrival
DT: Prez' New Top Secret Net
Blog: Random Acts of Loveliness
Valentines Day Already? D'oh!
Advisors: Working Through Homecoming
Use Your GI Bill Right Career Fairs Coming Soon

CENTCOM: Press Releases
Eight Terrorists Killed, Building Destroyed in Arab Jabour
Ground Breaking of new school in Parwan Province
Asadabad PRT provides humanitarian assistance to local villages
Camera shop raid leads to mortar cache, suspects
Coalition Forces stop insurgent attacks in northern Iraq
Traffic accident leads Iraqi Army to massive weapons cache
Iraqi Army, Cavalry take fight to the enemy...again
Iraqi, Coalition Forces Battle Insurgents After Investigating IED Blast
Two Shammar Tribe villages enjoy civil affairs' school renovations
Airpower Summary for Feb. 8
MND-B air support helps stop insurgent IED team

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

Gates Talks Intel, Russian Relations, Kosovo - Story
Casey Reflects on Last Day as Commander - Story
Iraqis Responding as Promised to Security Plan - Story
DoD Policy Office Acted Within Law, Authority - Story
Supplemental Funds Critical to Army Readiness - Story

More Headline News
Leaders Emphasize Commitment to Afghanistan
Gates: NATO-led Forces Can Counter Taliban
NATO Pledges More Troops for Afghanistan
Secretary Attends His First NATO Meetings

Military News
N.Y. Guard Prepares to Help in Snow Emergency
U.S. Military Helps Americans Injured in Honduras
U.S. Marines, Japanese Soldiers Share Infantry Tactics

War on Terror
Mechanical Failure Suspected - Story

Investigators Studying Helo Cases
Three Soldiers Die in Iraq
Bagram PRT Opens New Bridge
Forces Capture Senior Official
Four Marines Die in Iraq
Helicopter Crash Claims Seven

America Supports You
NHL Team Honors Troops - Story
Program Ships Love to Troops
Vet Finds Future with Pizza Chain
Vets Transcend Their Disabilities

Combat Systems Restructured - Story
Dover Reorganizes for C-17s
Leaders Discuss 1,000-Ship Navy
Symposium Focuses on ISR

Face of Defense
Sailor Earns Bronze Star
Songs Soothe Combat Soldiers
Couple Re-enlists in Iraq

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
0060 - St. Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta
1098 - Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch
1549 - Tomé de Sousa appointed Governor-General of Brazil
1635 - Académie Française is founded in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu)
1676 - Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster, MA
1713 - Netherlands & England sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier
1716 - Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France
1720 - Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England
1746 - English Pelham government resigns
1763 - Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrenders Canada to England
1774 - Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit
1807 - US Coast Survey authorized by Congress
1824 - Simon Bolívar named dictator by the Congress of Perú
1846 - British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India; Beginning of Mormon march to west US
1855 - US citizenship laws amended - all children of US parents born abroad granted US citizenship
1859 - General Horsford defeats Begum of Oude & Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny
1862 - Dutch 2nd government of Thorbecke forms
1863 - 1st US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, VA; P.T. Barnum stages wedding of Tom Thumb & Mercy Lavinia Warren (New York NY)
1866 - Dutch government Frans van der Putte forms
1868 - Conservatives & military, seize Convention Hall in Florida
1870 - City of Anaheim incorporates (1st time); YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) is founded (New York NY)
1878 - Peace of Zanjón
1879 - 1st electric arc light used (California Theater); Henry Morton Stanley departs to the Congo
1883 - Fire at un-insured New Hall Hotel in Milwaukee, WI, kills 71
1890 - Around 11 million acres, ceded to US by Sioux Indians, opens for settlement
1897 - New York Times begins using slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print"
1899 - US-Spain peace treaty signed by President McKinley; US gets Puerto Rico & Guam
1904 - Japan & Russia declares war after Japan's surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled 7 Russian warships
1906 - Britain's 1st modern & largest battleship, HMS Dreadnought, launched; State of siege proclaimed in Zululand
1916 - Conscription begins in Britain
1923 - Ink paste manufactured for 1st time by Standard Ink Company
1923 - SDAP speaks out against allied occupation of Ruhrgebied
1925 - 1st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City IN
1927 - President Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference
1930 - Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
1931 - New Delhi becomes capital of India
1933 - Delivery of 1st singing telegram (Postal Telegram Company NYC); Dutch sea-plane bombs Dutch ship; Hitler proclaims end of Marxism; Mutiny on "7 Provinces" ends (began Feb 4th), 23 killed
1934 - Byrd souvenir sheet issued, NYC; 1st unperforated ungummed US stamp
1934 - 1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine; Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier"
1935 - Pennsylvania RR begins passenger service on new streamlined electric locomotive
1938 - King Carol II of Romania drives out dictator Goga
1940 - Tom & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera debut by MGM
1941 - 1st highway post office makes 1st trip, Washington DC-Harrisonburg, VA; Anti-Nazi "Het Parool" begins publishing in Netherlands
1943 - "Manifesto of Algerian People" calls for equality & self-determination; 8th Army sweeps through North Africa to Tunisia; Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau
1944 - Belgium resistance fighter/author Kamiel van Baelen arrested; U-666/U-545/U-283 sink off Ireland
1947 - Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia; Province of Petsamo returned to Soviet Union by Finland; WWII peace treaties signed
1948 Greek General Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki
1951 - Shah of Persia marries 19 year old Soraja Esfandiara Bakhtiari
1954 - Eisenhower warns against US intervention in Vietnam
1959 - Tornado in St Louis kills 19 & injures 265
1961 - Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
1962 - USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel
1964 - Australian Destroyer Voyager sinks off Australia after colliding with aircraft carrier Melbourne, killing 82
1966 - Harmel government in Belgium resigns
1967 - 25th Amendment (Presidential Disability & Succession) in effect
1970 - Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths (Val d'Isere, France)
1971 - American Mensa, Ltd incorporates in New York
1972 - Ras al Khaima joins the United Arab Emirates
1973 - 83 meter wide gas tank on Staten Island NY explodes, crushing 40
1974 - Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out
1977 - Yehonathan Netanyou Lane in the Bronx named in honor of Bronx-born Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebbe Raid (1976); Bomb explosion in Moskouse metro
1978 - Frank C. Carlucci succeeds John F. Blake as deputy director of CIA
1981 - 8 killed & 198 injured by fire at Las Vegas Hilton
1987 - Philippine troops murder 17 civilians-Lupao Massacre
1988 - 3-judge panel of 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco strikes down Army's ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal); Rocky Malebane-Metsing coup in Bophuthatswana fails
1989 - To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a New Jersey court; Ron Brown chosen 1st Black chairman of a major US party (Democrats)
1990 - Perrier Water pulls product from shelf due to benzene in water; South Africa President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be free Feb 11th
1992 - Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana
1993 - US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia
1996 - IBM's Deep Blue defeats chess champion Gary Kasparov
1997 - Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach to Earth (1.9245 AU); O.J. Simpson jury reaches decision on $25 million in punitive damages; Soyuz TM-25 launches to the MIR

1728 - Peter III Feodorovich, German/Russian czar of Russia (1761-62)
1807 - Abner Clark Harding, Union Brigadier General
1818 - Isham Green Harris, Governor (Confederacy)
1821 - William Read Scurry, Confederate Brigadier General
1824 - Samuel Plimsoll, inventor (Plimsoll line for ships)
1868 - William Allen White, editor (Pulitzer 1942)
1880 - Jesse G. Vincent, engineer designed 1st V-12 engine
1890 - Boris L. Pasternak, novelist/poet (Dr Zhivago, Nobel 1958)
1891 - Harold, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Governor-General of Canada (1945-52)
1893 - Jimmy Durante, comedian
1897 - John Franklin Enders, micro-biologist (polio-Nobel 1954)
1902 - Walter H. Brattain, US physicist (Nobel 1956-transistor)
1906 - Walraven (Wally) van Hall, Dutch banker/resisted Nazis
1907 - Grace Hamilton, 1st Black member of Georgia state legislature
1910 - Dominique Pire, Belgian educator, aided WWII refugees (Nobel 1958)
1916 - Edward R. Roybal (Representative-CA)
1922 - Harold Hughes (Governor-NJ)
1927 - Nigel Bagnall, British field marshal
1940 - Peter Middleton, CEO (Lloyd's)
1942 - Michael Bishop, CEO (British Midland Airways)
1945 - John Hayes, Secretary-General (British Law Society); Klas Tuinstra, Dutch MP (CDA)
1946 - Keith Mans, MP
1961 - George Stephanopoulos, Presidential adviser (Clinton)
1964 - Mir Aimal Kansi Quetta, Pakistani murderer (FBI Most Wanted)

- Robert III/II Curthouse, Duke of Normandy
1495 - Sir William Stanley, English lord chamberlain, executed for conspiracy
1567 - Lord Darnley Stuart, Mary Queen of Scots' husband, murdered
1772 - Jozef Wenceslas, monarch of Liechtenstein/general, dies at 75
1822 - Albert-Kasimir, Duke of Saxon-Teschen/Governor of Hungary, dies at 83
1829 - Leo XII [Annibale Sermattei], Italian Pope (1823-29), dies at 68
1832 - Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, composer, dies at 84
1879 - Wolter R. Baron van Hoëvell, Dutch vicar/abolitionist, dies at 66
1880 - Isaäc M. "Isaac A" Crémieux, French minister of Justice, dies at 83
1912 - Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, surgeon (pioneer of antiseptic)
1915 - Albert J-BJ Thijs, Belgian Colonial pioneer (Congo), dies at 65
1918 - Abdül-Hamid II, 34th sultan of Turkey (lost Serbia/Egypt), dies at 65
1923 - Wilhelm Konrad von Rontgen, physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 77
1939 - Pius XI [Ambrogio D A Ratti], Italian Pope (1922-39), dies at 81
1957 - Laura Ingalls Wilder, US author (Little House on Prarie), dies at 90
1989 - Dan Kelly, NHL sportscaster ("He shoots, he scores!"), dies at 52
1992 - Alex Haley, US writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), dies at 70
1993 - Maurice Bourges-Maunoury, PM of France (1957)
1997 - Milton Cato, PM of San Vincent & Grenadines (1979-84)
1998 - Buddy the Wonder Dog dog (Air Bud), dies of cancer at 9; Maurice Schumann, French foreign minister (1969-73)

Reported Missing in Action
Hunter, Russell P., Jr., USAF (CT); B57B crashed (w/Kiefel)

Hopps, Gary Douglas, USN (FL); A1H shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Kiefel, Ernest P., Jr., USAF (PA); B57B crashed (w/Hunter)

The following reported MIA when their UH1H was shot down, all missing, presumed KIA:
Burrows, Larry, Civilian - photographer, Life Magazine (Britain)

Huet, Henri, Civilian - photographer, Associated Press (France)

Potter, Kent B., Civilian - photographer, UPI (PA)

Shimamoto, Keizaburo, Civilian - photographer, Newsweek (Japan)

Two senior officers and the four-man crew were also killed.

Also reported MIA this day in 1971:
Pietrzak, Joseph R., US Army (OH); OH6A shot down (w/Robertson), KIA, body not recovered

Robertson, Mark J., US Army (MI); OH6A shot down (w/Pietrzak), KIA, body not recovered

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