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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Chuckle Fodder

OK, I just can't help it - this cracks me up:

(as seen on Fox News online yesterday; click the picture for the story)


Somebody needs to get going on the photoshop for a Where's Waldo type of deal...

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COORDINATION — U.S. Army 1st Lt. Tyler Patterson speaks with Iraqi army soldiers prior to conducting an Iraq-army led patrol of the Riyahd Village, Feb. 8, 2007. Patterson is assigned to Delta Company, 4th Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway

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'Storey’ family journey to 4-1 Cavalry, Iraq

Spc. James Storey, a member of the 454th Transportation Company, watches TV as his son, Spc. Patrick Storey, a member of the 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment checks his email on his father’s computer. The Storey’s are currently stationed together at Forward Operating Base Q-West, Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Bradley J. Clark, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

SR# 021207-28
Feb. 12, 2007

By Pfc. Bradley J. Clark
4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs

FORWARD OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq— The Storey family is not one that you see everyday in the military. They have four members in the Army. Three of them are assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Three of them are currently deployed to Iraq. Two of them are on the same Forward Operating Base.

It all started when Cpl. Angela Sadowski, a member of the 27th Brigade Support Battalion, and her husband, Spc. Brian Sadowski, a member of the Special Troops Battalion, reenlisted for Fort Bliss, Texas, from Germany.

A week after the Sadowskis reenlisted, Spc. Patrick Storey, Angela Sadowski’s brother, came down on orders for Fort Bliss as well.

“I was excited,” said Cpl. Sadowski. “I hadn’t seen Patrick in over two years, so I was really happy. We all spent quite some time together. I went to lunch with Patrick and to the German Cantina all the time. Plus, we lived a block apart, so we could just walk to each others house.”

After being stationed at Bliss for several months together and being able to reunite for the first time in two years, Patrick packed his bags once again, along with the rest of the 4th BCT, and headed off to Iraq, while his sister stayed behind because she was having a child.

Spc. Sadowski, Angela’s husband, was stationed at FOB Marez, while Patrick, Angela’s brother, was sent a short distance away to FOB Q-West with the 5th Battalion 82nd Field Artillery Regiment.

Around the same time Storey and Sadowski were leaving for Iraq, Spc. James Storey, Angela and Patrick’s father, a mechanic assigned to the 454th Transportation Company, was settling in at FOB Endurance.

What the father and son team of specialists did not know, was that FOB Endurance and FOB Q-West were in fact, the same installation.

“I knew he was coming to Mosul, but I had no idea he was coming to this post,” said James. “They had changed his location three times before he actually got in country.”

When Patrick arrived in Iraq, he knew the name of the FOB where his father was stationed but didn’t know where it was located. “I knew he was on FOB Endurance,” said Patrick. “The first week or so, I heard people saying this was FOB Endurance, but I didn’t really believe it,” added Patrick.

Patrick had to find some hard evidence, so he decided to go to the Post Exchange. “I went to the PX to see if they had any of the shirts that had the name of the FOB on them. Most of them said Q-West, but I found a few that said FOB Endurance on them.”

Now that Patrick knew he was on the same FOB as his father, he had to figure out how to find him. “I thought the best thing for me to do was to go to the mayor’s cell, because they have a record of everyone on the FOB,” said Patrick.

The mayor’s cell did some calling around and found the unit that James was with after a few tries.

After he confirmed the location of his father, Patrick set out to see him. “I went to his motor pool and a noncommissioned officer was walking toward me so I asked if a Spc. Storey was here and the NCO said ‘yes, who are you?’ I’m his son. ‘Wow, he’s right around the corner.’”

“I was building shelves in a connex, for parts, and I hear, ‘Hey old man, what are you doing,’” explained James. “I couldn’t believe it when I heard his voice. I turned around and I jumped on the kid like there was no tomorrow. I hugged him like a bear; it was wonderful.”

The Storeys try to spend as much time together as possible, but sometimes duty makes it hard on them to do that. “I go out on patrols a lot and we don’t know when we are coming back in,” said Patrick. “Sometimes it’s pretty late.”

“They keep him busy enough; sometimes I only see him once every two weeks or so,” said James.

When they do get together, they talk with family back home.

“He comes over and visits my computer,” laughed James. “We talk and joke around with all our friends and family back home on the internet. I think they like it when we pick on them together. The family back home thinks its great that we’re on the same [FOB] and that we get to see each other.”

Cpl. Sadowski thinks, “It is good that they are on the same FOB. It will help build a better relationship between them. It’s just something that you don’t hear about too often; they can help each other out and keep the morale going for themselves and others too.”

Her father agreed and added, “I think it’s easier being on the same FOB because I get to see him and I know that when I see him, even if it’s just in passing, if he’s walking upright, I’m happy. That’s how I feel. I get a hug and ‘I love you’ and away we go,” said James.

“I’m just proud to have this young man as a son,” he exclaimed! “He is really my hero; three tours, he’s a family man like no other, he’s got all the qualities that I wish a lot more people had, and he’s proud of his country.”

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NAVY DIVER - U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John Seagraves gets ready to start his dive in Groton, Conn., Feb. 7. Seagraves is part of Naval Submarine Support Facility dive locker and is attached to the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS San Juan. U.S. Navy photo by John Narewski

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Military Police play vital role in war

Spc. Brice Bell, military police officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, mans the .50 caliber machine gun atop his uparmored humvee, which is being driven off the forward operating base for an escort mission Feb. 8. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Bradley Clark, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

SR# 021207-29
Feb. 12, 2007

By Pfc. Bradley J. Clark
4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs

FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq— The military police officers belonging to the Special Troops Battalion of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, play an important role in the war on terror. Their current mission, since the middle of November, is that of an escort and security team.

"We do everything from going to the Joint Coordination Center to drop off mail and supplies, to escorting the Provincial Reconstruction Teams to wherever they need to go," said Staff Sgt. Michael Wood, military police squad leader, Headquarters and Headquarters Company. “Also, we’re the ones that get called when the [Quick Reaction Force] needs back-up.”

The MPs may try to downplay their job, but in actuality, they realize it is one of high importance because of the types of people they escort; people who not only count on them to get them from point A to point B safely, but who are also glad to have MPs there for their safety.

The people, said Pfc. Aaron Rankie, like the members of the Provincial Reconstruction Team, are helping the Iraqi government to rebuild Iraq and are responsible for assisting with the management of millions of Iraqi dollars for project funding.

“Our main mission is to keep the escorts safe until they are back on the [Forward Operating Base],” said Pfc. Timothy Baker. “The people that we escort are always grateful that we’re there.”

Conducting escort operations became a vital part of the military police’s job not long after Operation Iraqi Freedom began. “The MPs used to patrol the streets, but since there is no frontline, now the infantry is learning our techniques and patrolling the streets,” said Wood. This, in effect, he explained, has freed them up to escort groups who don’t have the uparmored equipment or training to go out on their own, or who need a little extra security.

The MPs go out on missions nearly every day in the Special Troops Battalion, but they still have time to stay in shape and keep in touch with family back home.

“Our average mission runs six to eight hours, and our average day runs 10-12 hours,” Wood said. “We normally go to the gym after dinner for physical training and then get our down time and try to do the things normal people do.”

The MPs enjoy what they do and take a lot of pride in their missions.

“I like what we do,” Spc. Chase Thouvenell said with enthusiasm. “I think it’s a good thing.”

Wood agreed and added, “I know we do a good job when we all come back in one piece. It’s like our command says, we are all warriors first, then whatever our [Military Occupational Specialty] is, comes second.”

Sgt. Raymund Begaye, military police team leader, puts on his outer tactical vest before heading out on a security escort mission Feb. 8 from Forward Operating Base Marez. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Bradley Clark, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

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FLIGHT OF HERCULES - A C-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to the 777th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron takes off from Balad Air Base, Iraq, Feb. 11, 2007. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth

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In Today's News - Thursday, February 15, 2007

Quote of the Day
"Don't you forget that you're First Marines!
Not all the communists in Hell can overrun you!"

-- Col. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC,
rallying his First Marine Regiment near Chosin Reservoir,
Korea, December 1950

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Bush to Congress: Stand Up for Our Troops
Some House GOPers Back Iraq Measure
U.S. Insists Muqtada Al-Sadr Fled to Iran
Four U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq
Bush says confident Iran provided weapons in Iraq - Video
U.S. to take in more Iraqi refugees
Baghdad sweep meets little resistance

Operation Enduring Freedom
Taliban flee battle using children as shields: NATO

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Palestinian Terrorists Warn 'Hands Off Our Leader'
New Jihad: Usama Bin Laden vs. Big Oil (Now, THIS could get interesting...)
Mexico says oil installations secure after threat
Spain on edge as Madrid train bomb trial begins
Anti-Syrian Lebanese crowds honor slain Hariri - Video

Troops on Trial
Guilty plea by former Army translator

Other Military News
'They Went Too Far' - Playboy-posing drill sergeant 'disappointed in our system' after Air Force drops her from active duty

Worldwide Wackos
Chavez to Condoleezza Rice: I Miss You!
Iran envoy Larijani visits Saudi for nuclear talks
Two Koreas meet, Bush defends nuclear deal - Video
2 Koreas agree to resume stalled talks
Ex-aide says Rice misled Congress on Iran - Video

Politics / Government
That's No Joke! Al Franken to Run for Senate (Minnesota, be very afraid)
Unionizing bill advances; Cheney threatens veto

Immigration / Border Control
NFL: Border Patrol Offsides
Nevada Town Repeals English-Only Law
Border Patrol agent shoots at immigrants

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Justice Scalia's Daughter Charged With DUI
Testimony Ends in CIA Leak Trial

Science / Medicine / Technology
FDA warn of salmonella in peanut butter
AIDS virus weakness detected

Mother Nature
Snowstorm closes schools, snarls travel
Winter storm cools U.S. Valentine's ardor - Video

News from My Neck of the Woods
Snowstorm wreaks havoc on sports events
Mom cat adopts rejected Rottweiler pup

Belgian Valentines to squeak of love
Maltese Falcon stolen from restaurant

Other News of Note
Men Hard-Wired to Ignore Their Wives (Well, DUH - wonder how much they spent figuring out THIS revelation...coulda just asked any wife!)

Fox News
Anna Nicole Body Ruling Thursday
Study: Office Desks Loaded With Bacteria
State Farm to Stop Writing Policies in Miss.
Group: Hybrid Cars Too Quiet, Safety Threat
Coin Suggests Cleopatra Was No Beauty
Anne Frank's Dad Tried to Seek Refuge in U.S.

Reuters: Top News
Japanese whaling ship on fire off Antarctica
Anne Frank's family sought U.S. visa, letters show
Call for "neuroethics" as brain science races ahead
MySpace teen suit dismissed by Texas court
Nokia scraps plans for HSDPA notebook module with Intel
Singapore revamps its waterways in tourism drive
China's "last cave dwellers" refuse to leave
Methamphetamine use linked to heart condition
Fish oil unlikely to relieve depression
Murphy's run for Oscar sparks applause
Oil falls to $58 as fuel stocks weigh
Deere stock hits new high on outlook
Dollar falls to 6-week low vs euro after Bernanke
Gold rises near seven-month peak as dollar ails
Atlantic City plays second fiddle, again
Audio: Everybody's a critic!
Coddling your nest egg
Ex-Enron officials get probation after cooperating
Chrysler to cut 13,000 jobs, faces possible sale - Video
France's Areva wins $5 billion nuke deal
Baidu quarterly profit soars
Dell hires Solectron's Cannon to head new division
Retail sales flat but Fed positive on growth

AP World News
'Idol' announces the 24 semi-finalists
Celts end franchise-record losing streak
'Grammy Moment' winner is 'Idol' reject
Waltrip's crew chief, director suspended
Howard Stern engaged to model girlfriend
Cox: Aniston TV smooch is no 'big deal'
Mark Curry: Laughs kept him from suicide
Smith's body in morgue amid court fight
Calcium, vitamin D cut stress fractures
Crowds tie the knot at St. Louis Arch
Troops Swap Valentines With Loved Ones
Lawmakers Clash Over Iraq
DT: Pocket-Sized Tank Killer
Advisors: Catfights and Astronuts
Op-ed: Distributed or Dumb?
You Decide Who Gets a Milbloggie
Kit Up! and Show Your Gear
Warfighter's Forum: Balad Hospital

CENTCOM: Press Releases

JPADS continues to improve the way it delivers aerial drops to the warfighter - podcast

Bush Will Protect U.S. Troops, Not Provoke War - Story
Pace: Iran Complicit in IED Attacks on Coalition
Caldwell: Iranian Influence a Force Protection Issue
President Says Baghdad Security Plan on Track - Story
Transcript: Remarks from Feb. 14 Press Conference
New Buildup of Baghdad Security Plan Starts
North Korea Agrees to Nuclear Disarmament - Story
Precision Important to Intelligence Analysis - Story
Navy, Marines Request Funding for Equipment - Story
Army Unit Slated for Afghanistan Duties in Spring - Story

More Headline News
U.S. Leaders: NATO Must Do More in Afghanistan
Gates, Pakistani President Discuss Border Issues
Petraeus Takes Command of Multinational Force
Air Still Safest Travel in Iraq, General Says

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

America Supports You
Military Channel Airs Troop Valentine Messages Today -Story
'VetFran' Helps with Franchises
Donation Gets Troops Moving
New Program Spotlights Team
War on Terror
Hostile Fire Caused Feb. 7 Crash - Story
Two Soldiers Die in Iraq
15 Terrorists Killed in Iraq
Taliban Leader Killed

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

New Baghdad Security Plan Begins - Story
Stability & Security in Iraq Report (pdf)
For Top News Visit DefenseLink

U.S. Troops, Iraqis Celebrate Bridge Opening - Story
U.S. Marines Help Secure 'Smugglers Town' - Story
Organization Delivers Supplies to Iraqi Families - Story
Aircrew Aids Globemaster Carrying Injured - Story
Iraqis 'Get Answers' from Civil Affairs Marines - Story
Soldiers Work with Iraqis to Provide Medical Care - Story
Americans Unite with Socotra to Build Schools - Story

Engineers Build High School in Northern Baghdad
Army Engineers Help Build Potable Water Plant
Taji Unit Works to Keep Supplies on the Road
Residents Reap Benefits of New Petrol Station
Soldiers Secure Area as Doctors Treat Villagers
New Mayor Takes the Lead on Reconstruction
Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Clean Up Streets of Baghdad
Reconstruction Team Opens New Bridge, Road

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
0399 - Philosopher Socrates sentenced to death
1145 - Bernardo elected Pope Eugene III
1313 - Peace of Angleur
1386 - Duke Philip the Stout forms Council of Flanders
1563 - Russian troops occupy Polotsk Lithuania
1637 - Ferdinand III succeeds Ferdinand II as Holy Roman Emperor
1677 - King Charles II reports anti-French covenant with Netherlands
1689 - German Parliament declares war on France
1763 - Austria, Prussia & Saxony sign Peace of Hubertusburg
1764 - St. Louis founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclade Ligue
1768 - 1st mustard manufactured in America advertised, Philadelphia
1775 - Angelo Braschi chosen as Pope Pius VI
1797 - Battle of Cape St. Vincent
1799 - 1st US printed ballots authorized, Pennsylvania
1804 - New Jersey becomes last northern state to abolish slavery
1842 - 1st adhesive postage stamps in US (private delivery company), New York NY
1851 - Black abolitionists invade Boston courtroom, rescuing a fugitive slave
1861 - Ft. Point completed & garrisoned (has never fired cannon in anger)
1862 - Grant's major assault on Ft Donelson, TN
1869 - Charges of Treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped
1870 - Ground broken for Northern Pacific Railway near Duluth, MN
1876 - Historic Elm at Boston blown down
1879 - Congress authorizes women lawyers to practice before the Supreme Court
1882 - 1st cargo of frozen meat leaves New Zealand for Britain, on SS Dunedin
1898 - USS Maine blows up in Havana harbor, cause unknown-258 sailors die
1900 - General French relieves Kimberley/Cecil Rhodes
1903 - 1st Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris & Rose Michtom
1906 - British Labour Party organizes
1918 - 1st WWI US Army troop ship torpedoed & sunk by Germany, off Ireland
1919 - American Legion organizes in Paris
1922 - Marconi begins regular broadcasting transmissions from Essex
1926 - Contract air mail service begins in US
1931 - 1st Dracula movie released
1932 - 3rd Winter Olympics games close at Lake Placid, NY; Australia beat South Africa in cricket by an inn in 5 hours 53 minutes playing time
1933 - President-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives assassination attempt; Karl Radek praises invincible force of German communist party; Social-democratic newspaper "Vorwärts" banned again in Berlin
1936 - Hitler announces building of Volkswagens
1939 - German battleship Bismarck was launched
1942 - Singapore surrenders to the Japanese; German U-boat shells Antillian oil refinery; Japanese troops march into Palembang, South Sumatra
1943 - Women's camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) hit by allied air raid
1944 - 891 British bombers attack Berlin; Bombing & shooting at Monte Cassino convent Italy, begins
1948 - Mao Zedong's army occupies Yenan
1950 - Walt Disney's "Cinderella" released
1954 - 1st bevatron in operation-Berkeley, CA
1955 - 1st pilot plant to produce man-made diamonds announced
1956 - Urho Kekkonen appointed President of Finland
1957 - Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister
1958 - Sjafroeddin Prawiranegara forms anti-government of Middle Sumatra
1959 - Antonio Segni forms Italian government
1961 - Entire US figure skating team of 18 dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash
1965 - Canada replaces the Union Jack flag with the Maple Leaf
1967 - 1st anti-bootleg recording laws enacted; French Diadème 1-D satellite launches into Earth orbit
1970 - Nationalists disrupt UN session on Congo; Dominican DC-9 crashes into sea at Santo Domingo, killing 102
1971 - After 1200 years, Britain abandons 12-shilling system for decimal
1972 - President Velasco Ibarra of Ecuador deposed for 4th time
1973 - USSR launches Prognoz 3 to study sun (589/200,300 km)
1976 - 12th Winter Olympics games close at Innsbruck, Austria
1977 - Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election
1978 - Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola, FL; Zaire revises constitution
1981 - Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George, NY
1982 - Ocean Ranger oil-drilling platform lost off Newfoundland, 84 die
1984 - 500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq
1985 - STS 51-E vehicle moves to launch pad
1986 - Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged Philippines presidential election
1989 - Israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt; Soviet military occupation of Afghánistán ends
1991 - Freighter with dynamite explodes in Phang Nga, Thailand - 120 die
1991 Troy State sets NCAA Division II record with 103 points in 2nd half routing DeVry Institute 187-117
1992 - Jeffrey Dahmer found sane & guilty of killing 15 boys
1993 - Bombings by Mafia drug lords kill 14 in Bogotá, Colombia
1994 - US asks Aristide to adopt a peace plan from Haiti
1995 - Burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko, resigns; Population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion

0037 - Claudius Drusus Germanicus Caesar Nero, Emperor of Rome (54-68)
1368 - Sigismund Nürnberg Germany, Holy Roman emperor (1410-37)
1483 - Babur, founder of Mughal dynasty in India (1526-30
1519 - Pedro Menéndez de Aviles, explored Florida - founded St Augustine FL
1650 - Anne Jules, Duke de Noailles marshal of France (Hugenot)
1710 - Louis XV, the Well-Beloved Versailles, King of France (1715-74)
1726 - Abraham Clark, farmer/lawyer, signed Declaration of Independence
1774 - W.G. Frederik, Prince of Orange
1795 - Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general (10 day campaign)
1797 - Henry Engelhard Steinway, piano maker (Steinway)
1800 - Frederik W. Conrad, Dutch hydraulic engineer/railway pioneer
1803 - John Augustus Sutter, Swiss/US colonist of California gold rush fame (New Helvetia CA, Sutter Mill)
1820 - Susan Brownell Anthony, women's suffragette
1823 - Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli Canton
1834 - Sir William Preece, English electrical engineer, wireless pioneer
1835 - Alexander Stuart Webb, Union Major General
1845 - Elihu Root, US Secretary of State (1905-09)/Nobel Peace Prize (1912)
1858 - William Pickering Boston, astronomer (9th & 10th moons of Saturn)
1874 - Ernest H. Shackleton, explorer (Endurance, Antarctica)
1890 - Robert Ley German, chemist/MP (NSDAP)
1892 - James Forrestal, banker/minister of Navy
1894 - Oswaldo Aranha, lawyer/statesman (1st President of UN)
1899 - Lillian Disney, Mrs. Walt Disney
1911 - Leonard Woodcock labor leader (UAW)
1918 - Alan Arbus, actor (Dr. Sidney Freedman-MASH)
1923 - Justice Drake, British justice
1927 - William Bentley, diplomat
1929 - James Schlesinger, US Secretary of Defense (1973-75); Countess of Dysart
1932 - Adrian Swire British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)
1935 - John R. Block, US Secretary of Agriculture (1981-86); Roger B. Chaffee, Lieutenant Commander USN/astronaut
1937 - Nicholas Bayne, diplomat
1937 - Terry Everett (Representative-AL)
1938 - Lord Justice Ward, British judge
1944 - Aleksandr A. Serebrov, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-8, TM-8, TM-17); Tineke Netelenbos, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1946 - Clare Short, British MP; John Greenway, British MP
1950 - Nikolai Sergeivich Grekov, cosmonaut
1953 - Derek Conway, British MP
1954 - Matt Groening, cartoonist (Life in Hell, Simpsons)

1145 - Lucius II [Gherardo Caccianemici], Italian Pope (1144-45)
1152 - Konrad III, Roman-German King (1138-1152), dies at about 58
1503 - Henry Deane, Archbishop of Canterbury (1501-03)
1568 - Hendrik van Brederode, Dutch noble (Compromise of Nobles), dies at 36
1637 - Ferdinand II, King of Bohemia/Hungary/German Emperor (1619-37), dies at 58
1818 - Charles XIII, King of Sweden (1809-18)/Norway (1814-18), dies at 69
1820 - William Ellery, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 92
1844 - Henry Addington Lord Sidmouth, British premier (1801-04), dies at 86
1865 - Nicholas Wiseman, 1st Archbishop of Westminster (1850-65)
1928 - Hubert H. Asquith, premier Great-Britain (1908-16), dies at 75
1933 - Anton J. Cermak (Mayor-Chicago), assassinated in Miami
1939 - Henri Jaspar, premier of Belgium (1926-31), dies at 68
1959 - Owen W. Richardson, English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69
1965 - Nat King Cole, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), dies at 45
1966 - Camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies
1967 - William C. Bullitt, 1st US ambassador in USSR, dies at 76
1979 - Mehdi Rahimi, Iranian General/military Governor of Tehran, executed
1984 - Leamon Hunt, US director-General in Sinai, killed by communists
1994 - Andrei Tsjikatilo [Rostov Ripper], Russian mass murdered, executed
1995 - Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist/rebel, dies at 77
1995 - Sahnoun Jawhari, Tunisian Annahda-leader, dies at 40 in jail
1996 - Bruno Ferenc Straub Hungarian statesman, dies
1996 - McLean Stevenson, actor (MASH, Hello Larry), dies at 66
1998 - Martha Gelhorn, female war correspondent, dies at 89

Reported Missing in Action
Mauterer, Oscar, USAF (VA); A1E shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Carpenter, Joe V., USAF (KY); F4D shot down (w/Writer), released August, 1968 - deceased, October, 1982

Writer, Lawrence D., USAF (WA); F4D shot down (w/Carpenter), released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

Niedecken, William Clinton, USN (TX); A7A shot down

Walsh, Richard A., USAF (MN); A1J shot down

The following US Army personnel reported MIA when their CH47A was shot down. All presumed KIA, body not recovered:
Crear, Willis C. (AL); door gunner

Crone, Donald E. (CA); crewchief

Fivelson, Barry F. (IL); passenger

Leonard, Marvin M. (MI); pilot

Powers, John L. (ID); flight engineer

Taylor, James H. (CA); aircraft commander

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