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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Denver Volunteers Form Giant Valentine For Troops

An estimated 1,000 volunteers formed a human Valentine heart at Invesco Field at Mile High on Wednesday as part of local radio station KYGO's plan to show support for American troops serving overseas. This photo, taken by the Rocky Mountain News, will be sent to the troops.

(click the picture for the full story and video)

Thanks to Tony for the tip

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Happy Valentine's Day

To all of our Heroes, near and far, and to their families...

You are all in our hearts today, and every day.


My Perfect Valentine

You are my perfect Valentine

An awesome fact to have you mine

Such love and pride you show to me

As great as one could ever be

I realize how you make me feel

For all you are just makes it real

You are the one that I wished for

My life through you can only soar

Your love surpasses all that’s fine

My thoughts of you are all divine

You are the poet of many dreams

The brilliant light of magic beams

A rose within my heart you are

My dearest, sweetest, bravest star

Your uniform brings such a rush

There is no doubt, I have a crush

Your heart, it's filled with loving care

Which willingly you proudly share

My Sweet GI, my thoughts of you

So grateful that you are so true

God be with you while you’re away

And bring you home safely, I pray

©2006 Roger J. Robicheau

Military Wives Go the Extra Distance

Spc.s Elaine and Adam Sandoval share their affections in the evening sun at Forward Operating Base Sykes near Tal Afar. Both are assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

By Staff Sgt. Samantha M. Stryker
5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

TIKRIT, Iraq – Many women will do just about anything for their family. Soldiers will do just about anything to make the mission a success. For Soldiers who are wives, commitment is more than a wedding vow; it is a pledge to see a promise through, no matter where it takes them.

Two warrior wives talk about being deployed with their military spouse.

Spc. Elaine Angelica Sandoval never dreamed she would be celebrating her first wedding anniversary in a crowded dining facility in northern Iraq. But the 20-year-old Brawley, Calif., native and former cheerleader enjoyed every moment because sitting across from her was husband, Spc. Adam Sandoval. The automated logistical specialist and her husband are spending the next year living and working at Forward Operating Base Sykes just south of the city of Tal Afar. Both are assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Before they were married, Adam was already serving in the military as a cavalry scout. In 2003 to 2004, he was serving in Iraq and was involved in the heavy fighting in both Najaf and Fallujah.

During this time, the young couple tried to stay in touch, but Adam could not call home very often.

“I was really scared and did not understand the Army before. He would call at different times and so I thought he was lying about what he was doing,” she said.

Before his tour in Iraq was over, Elaine made the decision to join the military.

She broke the news to Adam over the phone.

“I enlisted in November 2004, right out of high school. When I told him he did not like it,” she said.

After the shock of the news wore off, Adam did what any Soldier does for his buddy; he gave her advice and shared his knowledge and experience.

“He told me what it was like for him in the military. So I thought being with him I knew what the military was like,” she said.

Like so many family members who believe they are serving vicariously through their military spouse, Elaine assumed she was prepared for her service commitment.

“But I realized I did not know what the military was really like not like I do now that I am in the Army,” she said.

Elaine talked about the long hours and the hectic schedules and the rules and regulations that to her did not make much sense, but as a Soldier she had to follow. She said that even making time to spend with Adam was challenging.

After she graduated from training, the young couple was able to get stationed in Hawaii after Adam reenlisted for his fiancé’s first duty assignment. They later married on the beach in October 2005. Today the only sand the dual military couple walks along side-by-side is the sand of Iraq’s Nineveh province.

Elaine believes serving alongside her husband has strengthened their marriage.

“Now that I am in the Army and serving in Iraq, I understand a lot more of what he was and is going through with his career and during this and his last deployments,” she said.

During this deployment, Adam is the squadron commander’s driver. That job among other duties inherent to the position requires that he drive off the safety of the base almost everyday at a moment’s notice. Those types of missions have her worried about her husband’s well-being.

“I have not gotten used to it, but I don’t think about him out there, otherwise I will drive myself crazy,” she said.

Having her husband by her side has affected her job performance.

“I do a better job out here because I know that I will see him if he is not out on a mission,” she said.

Even though the newlyweds can spend their meals together, unit policy dictates they will not share their nights together. Under their commander’s policy, Soldiers of the opposite sex will not live together, married or not.

“We both enlisted, why can’t we live together? Why make life harder? We chose to be in the same unit so that when our turn came to deploy we could do it together,” she said.

At that moment Sandoval seemed to consider her last remark.

“We are blessed to be together. A lot of other couples are out here and are apart,” she said.

As for their future, Elaine said that for now they are concentrating on their financial future and planning for a family.

Across a conference table sat Spc. Johnnette Smith, a small woman with a big smile. By her side sat Sgt. Andre Smith, who had just gotten off shift and a bit tired but shared his wife’s gift of a warm smile.

When she joined the military three years ago, Johnnette was 19 years old and a mother of two.

“I joined the Army to support my children,” she said. “When I did, I realized that I would have to leave my family back in Augusta, Ga., until I could be reunited with my children.”

The young matron said another reason she enlisted was to earn money to pay for college and provide a better future for her family.

Though she had hoped to reunite with her children after completing her initial training as information systems operator and analyst, Johnnette’s first duty stationed was an unaccompanied one-year tour at Camp Walker, Taegu, Korea. As fortune would have it, it was there in foreign country she met and married her husband Andre. Soon after their wedding, Johnnette learned she was pregnant with her third child, Arianna.

After their tour in Korea, the couple was stationed in Hawaii, with their children until both were deployed to Iraq at the end of 2006. Currently the Soldiers are assigned to Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, operating at FOB Marez, just outside of Mosul.

Johnnette, now 21, is happy that she is with her spouse and makes every effort to spend as much time together as possible despite working in different jobs. Andre is a military policeman and most times his shift differs from her duty hours.

“When I see him I focus on him and our relationship and our family,” Smith said.

When they spend that precious time together, Johnnette said they talk about their children; A.J., 4, Angel, 3 and Arianna, almost a year old when the couple deployed in November. She says she is grateful to have her husband there to lean on when the separation from their children gets to be too much to handle.

“We try to talk to (the children) by webcam everyday,” she said. “We share photos and even dance with them. When we hang up we both share a big sigh and quietly walk back to our room holding onto one another.”

After a short pause, Smith looks up and said that being deployed together has strengthened their union. They talk about their future. They talk about their children. They do not talk about the stress of their jobs, they do not let themselves slip into compromising situations and they avoid talking about the camp gossip; unless she thinks it is really good.

“Being deployed together definitely had made our marriage strong. We have grown to trust and love one another even more. But more important we share an understanding civilians or non-deployed spouses may never find,” Smith said.

Spc. Adam Sandoval kisses his wife, Spc. Elaine Sandoval outside his room at Forward Operating Base Sykes. The dual military spouses are deployed to Iraq with the 3rd Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Family photos of Spc.s Johnette and Andre Smith and their three children, AJ, age 4 Angel, age 3 and Arianna, age1 at the time of the family photo. The dual military couple is deployed to Iraq with the Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, operating at FOB Marez, near Mosul.

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TRAINING IN DJIBOUTI — Landing craft air cushions land on the beach near Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Feb. 5, 2007, during the exercise Image Nautilus, which is a bilateral training exercise with the Djiboutian military. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Freddy G. Cantu

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In Today's News - Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Quote of the Day
"Love of country is like love of woman -
he loves her best who seeks to bestow on her
the highest good."

-- Felix Adler

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Top General: No Evidence Iran Arming Iraqis (not exactly what he said...)
Aide Denies Claim Radical Iraqi Cleric Fled to Iran
Recent Chopper Crash Caused by Hostile Fire, Military Says

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Feds Nab American Al Qaeda Trainee
Click Here to Read the Criminal Complaint
Al Qaeda No. 2 Calls Bush 'Alcoholic' and Lying Gambler
Al Qaeda suspect Padilla fit for trial: U.S. doctors
EU lawmakers told to be tough on CIA overflights
U.S. says all issues on table in Olmert-Abbas talks
Lebanon to mark Hariri killing despite bombs - Video

Fallen Heroes
U.S.: Crashed copter was shot down in Iraq

Missing American Soldier in Video

Other Military News
Military grants more waivers to recruits

Worldwide Wackos
N. Korea Quickly Puts Own Spin on Nuke Deal
Hard work yet to come on North Korea nuclear deal - Video
Stalled inter-Korean talks set to resume
U.S. holds out North Korea deal as model for Iran - Video
Castro recovering "very well", official says
Venezuela's Chavez sets fast nationalization pace
Bomb kills 18 on military bus in Iran

Politics / Government
Romney Emphasizes Outsider Status
Poll: Mitt Tops Muslim, Atheist, Scientologist (Doesn't this sound like the beginnings of some off-color joke? "A Mormon, a Muslim, an Atheist, and a Scientologist decide to run for President...")
Second Blogger Quits Edwards Campaign
Georgia Congressman Charlie Norwood Dies
House squares off in debate on Iraq

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Off-Duty Cop Helped Stop Utah Mall Gunman
Man Kills 3, Self in Philadelphia Office
Cheney, Libby Won't Testify at CIA Leak Trial
Cop Caught Assaulting Woman at Traffic Stop
Experts: Teacher's Web-Porn Conviction Unfair
Man Arrested 40 Years After Girl's Murder
Ex-CIA official indicted over agency contracts
Study: Prison population on the rise

Science / Medicine / Technology
Lawmakers blast FDA drug safety oversight
FDA reviewers urge action to fix drug safety
High carb diet not linked to colon cancer
Microsoft warns of six "critical" security flaws

Mother Nature
Traveler's Nightmare - PHOTOS
Mammoth Snowstorm Moves East - PHOTOS
In the science of sexual attraction, size matters
Bats might eat birds, study finds

News from My Neck of the Woods
Midwest storm hits Northeast as blizzard

U.S. Zoos Offer Valentine's Animal Sex Tours
Happiness is a bald puppy

Other News of Note
Kansas Says OK to Evolution

Fox News
No Lump Sum for Dying Lotto Winner
Hearing Set for Anna Nicole Paternity Case
Anna Nicole Smith 911 Call Played for Public

Reuters: Top News
Anti-whalers end Southern Ocean protest
Sarkozy says his French manifesto costs 30 bln euro
Chinese flee overseas for lunar new year cheer
Toons to make wisecrack ringtones
Parisians rediscover taste for "art of the nude"
Probation, counseling for Omar Sharif
Anna Nicole Smith's last film due in May
Asian stocks up, dollar steadies before Bernanke
Oil eases under $59, eyes U.S. gasoline stock build
Alcoa deal talk, oil's rebound drive stocks' rally
Applied Materials profit nearly triples
Dollar steadies ahead of Bernanke testimony
Travel Web sites to battle in Asia
Audio: Priceline crunches the numbers
Comment & Analysis
New heights in market angst
Wall Street skeptical on Alcoa acquisition report
U.S. favors congestion pricing for busiest airports: sources
Bowel problem seen in infants given Merck vaccine
CVS boosts Caremark bid
Pier 1 says gets restraining order against TJX

AP World News
10,000 Chrysler workers may lose jobs
IBM details memory advance for chips
Beyonce on cover of S.I. swimsuit issue
English springer spaniel becomes top dog
Mavericks win 8th straight; Heat rolling
Virginia Tech owns Tobacco Road of late
Google e-mail service ready for all
Paula Abdul: `I've never been drunk'
Mining firms reportedly mull Alcoa offer
Torre trying to reach Bernie Williams
Dow ends up 102 on Alcoa bid speculation
Crew chiefs suspended for Daytona 500
Medics Learn on 'Living' Dummies
DT: The Nazis and Iraq's Bombs
Op-ed: The Bear is Back
Blog: Family Planning During Wartime
Valentines Day Already? D'oh!
Advisors: Catfights and Astronuts
Warfighter's Forum: Balad Hospital

CENTCOM: Press Releases

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

Pace: U.S.-Indonesian Relations Encouraging - Story
U.S. Will Continue to Go After Bomb Makers in Iraq
Pace: Trade Reduces Tension in Pacific Region
U.S. Leaders: NATO Must Do More in Afghanistan - Story
Success in Afghanistan Important for Middle East
Gates, Pakistani President Discuss Border Issues - Story
Forces Battle Terrorism near Afghanistan-Pakistan Border
Transcript: Gates Press Conference in Pakistan
Petraeus Takes Command of Multinational Force - Story

More Headline News
Air Still Safest Travel in Iraq, General Says
World Much More Complex Than During Cold War
Military, U.S. Agencies Combine Efforts in Africa
Gates Urges NATO Allies to Honor Commitments

Military News
Active Military Meets January Recruiting Goals
Vietnam Hero to be Awarded Medal of Honor
Technology Helps Soldiers Stay Close to Family
Supplemental Funds Critical to Army Readiness

War on Terror
Anniversary of al-Askari Mosque Bombing Approaches
Bomb-Making Sites Raided
Soldier Dies in Iraq
America Supports You
'VetFran' Helps with Franchises - Story
Donation Gets Troops Moving
New Program Spotlights Team

36th Ops Group Reactivates - Story
FCS Test Systems Hard to Let Go
Blood Program Web Site Gets New Look, Updated Content
Combat Systems Restructured

Face of Defense
Spouses Serve in Iraq
Sailor Earns Bronze Star
Songs Soothe Combat Soldiers

Pace: Iraqis Fulfill Promises - Story
Stability & Security in Iraq Report (pdf)
For Top News Visit DefenseLink

Soldiers Work with Iraqis to Provide Medical Care - Story
Americans Unite with Socotra to Build Schools - Story
Engineers Build High School in Northern Baghdad - Story
Army Engineers Help Build Potable Water Plant - Story
Taji Unit Works to Keep Supplies on the Road - Story
Residents Reap Benefits of New Petrol Station - Story
Soldiers Secure Area as Doctors Treat Villagers - Story

New Mayor Takes the Lead on Reconstruction
Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Clean Up Streets of Baghdad
Reconstruction Team Opens New Bridge, Road
Unit Assists With Community Relations Project
Three Neighborhoods Get Water, Sewer Upgrade
Stryker Soldiers Make Adhamiyah District Safer
Two Shammar Villages Enjoy School Renovations
Correctional Facilities Help Secure Iraq’s Future
Senior Official at Iraq Ministry of Health Detained
Combined Force Troops Get Commando Training

Zabul Provincial Hospital Welcomes Jordanians
Goodwill Missions Continue in Eastern Afghanistan
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

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

Today in History
0842 - Charles II & Louis the German sign treaty
1014 - Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry II, Roman German emperor
1076 - Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV
1130 - Jewish Cardinal Pietro Pierleone elected as anti-pope Anacletus II
1349 - 2,000 Jews burned at the stake in Strasbourg, France
1540 - Emperor Charles V enters Ghent without resistance, executes rebels
1556 - Archbishop Thomas Cranmer declared a heretic
1610 - Polish king Sigismund III, Forges Dimitri #2 & Romanov family sign covenant against czar Vasili Shushki
1630 - Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco, Brazil
1670 - Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna
1689 - English parliament places Mary Stuart/Prince Willem III on the throne
1746 - Henry Pelham appointed English premier
1766 - Dutch governor Falck signs Treaty of Batticaloa with rebels
1778 - Stars & Stripes arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France)
1794 - 1st US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Philadelphia PA
1803 - Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington PA
1848 - James K. Polk becomes the 1st President photographed in office (Matthew Brady)
1859 - Oregon admitted as 33rd state
1862 - Galena, 1st US iron-clad warship for service at sea, launched, Connecticut
1867 - Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company issues 1st policy
1876 - A.G. Bell & Elisha Gray apply seperately for telephone patents; Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor
1879 - Chilean troops occupy Antofagasta
1883 - 1st state labor union legislation; New Jersey legalizes unions
1889 - 1st trainload of fruit (oranges) leaves Los Angeles for the east
1894 - Venus is both a morning star & evening star
1899 - US Congress begins using voting machines
1903 - US Dept of Commerce & Labor established
1912 - 1st US submarines with diesel engines commissioned, Groton, CT; Arizona becomes 48th state
1914 - High Council of Labor forms in Hague, Netherlands
1919 - United Parcel Service forms
1920 - League of Women Voters forms in Chicago
1921 - Little Review faces obscenity charges for publishing "Ulysses," New York; Canadian 5¢ nickel coin is authorized
1924 - IBM Corporation founded by Thomas Watson
1925 - State of emergency crisis in Bayern ends, NSDAP re-allowed
1929 - St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago IL, 7 gangsters killed
1931 - Spanish government of General Damasco Berenguer falls
1936 - National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago
1940 - British merchant vessel fleet is armed
1941 - 1,000,000th vehicle traverses the New York Midtown Tunnel; German Africa Corps lands in Tripoli, Libya
1942 - Japanese parachutists land near oil center in Palembang, Sumatra
1943 - German offensive through de Faid-pass, Tunisia; Soviets recapture Rostov
1944 - Anti-Japanese revolt on Java
1945 - Perú, Paraguay, Chile & Ecuador join the United Nations; 8th Air Force bombs Dresden
1949 - 1st session of Knesset opens in Jerusalem
1950 - USSR & China sign peace treaty
1952 - 6th Winter Olympics games opens in Oslo, Norway
1954 - Senator John Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press"
1956 - Khrushchev denounces Stalin at USSR Communist Party Conference; Indonesia withdraws from Netherlands Indonesian Union
1957 - Georgia Senate unanimously approves Senator Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites
1958 - Arab Federation of Iraq & Jordan forms
1959 - $3.6 million heroin seizure in New York, NY
1960 - Marshal Ayub Khan elected President of Pakistan
1961 - Element 103, Lawrencium, 1st produced in Berkeley, CA
1962 - First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV
1963 - US launches communications satellite Syncom 1
1966 - Australia introduces 1st decimal currency postage stamps
1967 - Latin American nuclear free zone proposal drawn up
1971 - Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television; Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
1972 - Luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit & soft landing on Moon
1975 - Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station
1978 - 1st "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments
1980 - 13th Winter Olympics games open in Lake Placid, NY; US launches Solar Maximum Mission Observatory to study solar flares
1985 - Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut
1988 - Alfredo Stroessner re-elected President of Paraguay
1989 - Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 million damages for Bhopol disaster; African National Congress (ANC) opens office in Amsterdam; Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers $1 million-$3 million bounty on Salman Rushdie's death due to his novel, "Satanic Verses"; World's 1st satellite Skyphone opens
1990 - Perrier recalls 160 million bottles of sparkling water after traces of benzene, a carcinogen, are found in some; Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system
1991 - Air raid shelter at Baghdad bombed, killing 300
1992 - Cease fire in Somalia begins
1993 - Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79

1462 - Edzard I Cirksena the Great, earl of East-Friesia (1494-1528)
1483 - Zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah prince/founder Mogols-dynasty
1806 - Lajos Count Batthyány, revolutionary premier of Hungary (1848-49)
1813 - John McNeil, Union Brevet Major General
1817 - Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist/lecturer/editor
1819 - James Green Martin, Confederate Brigadier General
1824 - Winfield Scott Hancock, Union Major General
1829 - Alfred Iverson, Jr., Confederate Brigadier General
1847 - Anna Howard Shaw, US suffragette
1898 - Fritz Zwicky, Swiss astronomer (super nova)
1909 - A. Moses Klein, poet (Hath Not a Jew...)
1913 - Jimmy Hoffa Teamsters leader who disappeared in 1975; Mel Allen, sportscaster (voice of the New York Yankees)
1917 - Herbert A. Hauptman, x-ray crystallographer (Nobel 1985)
1921 - Hugh Downs, TV journalist (20/20, Concentration)
1924 - Countess Mountbatten of Burma
1927 - Lois Maxwell, actress (Miss Moneypenny)
1928 - Ben Garrido Blaz (Representative-Guam)
1929 - Matthew G. Martinez (Representative-CA)
1935 - David Wilson, British Governor (Hong Kong)
1937 - John MacGregor, British MP
1940 - 1st Porpoise born in captivity in US (Marineland, Florida)
1941 - Paul Tsongas (Senator-MA); John Butterfill, MP
1944 - Carl Bernstein, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate)
1945 - Hans Adam, Prince of Liechtenstein
1945 - William Hill Boner (Representative-TN)
1947 - Judd Gregg (Representative-NH); Pham Tuan, Vietnam, cosmonaut (Soyuz 37/36)
1948 - Raymond Joseph Teller, magician (Penn & Teller)
1949 - Richard E. Neal (Representative-MA)

0869 - Cyrillus Greek, apostle of Slaves
1400 - Richard II, British King (1377-99), murdered at 33 at Pontefract Castle
1405 - Timur/Tamerlan "Lenk" [Crippled], Mongols monarch, dies at about 68
1528 - Edzard I, the Great count of Austria-E Frisia (1494-1528), dies at 66
1779 - James Cook, British explorer, murdered by natives in fracas with Hawaiians
1831 - Vincente Guerrero, Mexican revolutionary hero
1846 - Cornelis F. van Maanen, Dutch supreme court justice, dies at 76
1891 - William Tecumseh Sherman, Union Civil War General (captured Atlanta), dies at 71
1943 - Frieda Reiss, French 11-month-old baby, murdered in Auschwitz
1950 - Karl G. Jansky, Czechoslovakian discoverer of cosmic radio sources, dies at 44
1969 - Vito Genovese, US mafia chief, dies at 71
1975 - Julian S. Huxley, English scholar/director-general (UNESCO), dies at 87
1979 - Adolph Dubs, US ambassador to Afghanistan, murdered
1991 - John A. McCone, Head of CIA (1961-65)
1995 - U Nu, PM of Burma (1948-56, 57-58, 60-62)
1996 - Eva Hart, Titanic survivor, dies at 90

Reported Missing in Action
Hills, John R., USAF (IN); A1E crashed, KIA, body not recovered

Marvin, Robert C., USN (MI); A1H shot down

Dunn, Joseph P., USN (MA); A1H shot down

Elliot, Robert M., USAF (MA); F105D shot down, remains returned December, 1999

McMahan, Robert C., USN (IL); F8E shot down, remains returned September, 1990 - ID'd November, 1990

Clark, Stanley S., USAF (CA); F4D shot down

Stevens, Larry J., USN (CA); A4C shot down

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