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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

More Love and Hugs from the "Religion of Peace..."

More joy from the poor misunderstood radical Muslims today...

Pakistani Minister Murdered For Refusing to Wear a Veil
A Pakistani minister and woman’s activist was shot dead Tuesday by an Islamic extremist for refusing to wear the veil.

Zilla Huma Usman, the minister for social welfare in Punjab province and an ally of President Pervez Musharraf, was killed as she was about to deliver a speech to dozens of party activists, by a “fanatic”, who believed that she was dressed inappropriately and that women should not be involved in politics, officials said...
Here's what this dirtbag had to say for himself:

Sarwar appeared relaxed and calm when he told a television channel that he had carried out God’s order to kill women who sinned. “I have no regrets. I just obeyed Allah’s commandment,” he said, adding that Islam did not allow women to hold positions of leadership. “I will kill all those women who do not follow the right path, if I am freed again,” he said.
So, let me get this straight...these are the people that the Democrats want us to "negotiate" with? These are the people who are only violent because of what the U.S.A. does? These are the people that I'm supposed to feel bad for when the poached salmon at Gitmo isn't exactly the way they want it? Somehow, I just don't feel inclined to do any of that...

My condolences to Minister Usman's friends and loved ones. She was a brave woman.

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A Hero, A Truck, A Mission - Part II

I first brought you the story of Sean McEndree (pictured above), his wife Diane, and his rolling memorial to our fallen Heroes here.

Diane sent me an update; they've now dropped the truck off to have it painted!

Your help is still needed, though - they are still about $1,500.00 short.

Those of you who are country fans can help this memorial and get one heck of a piece of memoriabilia in return - Diane tells me that they have a baseball cap signed by George Strait!

To learn more, or to donate, visit the McEndrees' website here, or you can contact them via email.

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Survivors of Afghan helicopter crash airlifted to Germany

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNEWS) -- Only hours after a helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, Airmen from an aeromedical evacuation control team in Southwest Asia got 11 of fourteen injured survivors onboard a C-17 Globemaster III bound for Germany."That really made a difference in saving lives" said Lt. Col. Lenora Cook, the evacuation control team chief.

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Diyala MiTT Helps Iraqi Army Succeed

Spc. Garfield Pellhum, native to St. Roberts, Miss., prepares his M240-B machine gun before going on a mission with the 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Military Transition Team, assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division in the Diyala province of Iraq, Feb. 17. The 2-5 MiTT helps their Iraqi Army counterparts to transition to a self-sustaining fighting force. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ben Fox, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

SR# 021907-02
Feb. 19, 2007

By Pfc. Ben Fox
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division

BAQUBAH, Iraq (Feb. 18, 2007) – Coalition forces in Diyala province in Iraq bring important strategic military force to the area, but their efforts can only go so far.

It is the Iraqi military that needs to take the lead, which is what military transition teams, or MiTTs, bring to the fight.

A MiTT is comprised of coalition force Soldiers from various job fields who work with Iraqi Army Soldiers at division, brigade and battalion levels.

“The number one job for (our) MiTT is to help the Iraqi Army brigade that we work with to transition to the point that they can step up to complete operations on their own,” said Lt. Col. Jay George, the commander for the 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army MiTT.

The 2-5 MiTT works with their Iraqi counterparts to help them transition to become a self-sufficient fighting force, said the Spartanburg, S.C. native. The team falls under the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Divison, which in charge of operations in Diyala.

“All of the guys we deal with down there seem very eager to learn,” said Staff Sgt. Robert Lindstrom, a Corry, Penn. native and 2-5 MiTT Soldier.

Lindstrom said he always tries to let the Iraqis come up with their own plans on how to operate by observing from outside and giving them advice when necessary.

If the MiTT tells them how everything needs to be done, they aren’t learning anything, he said.

“It’s their military; they need to do things their way,” said Lindstrom.
Spc. Garfield Pellhum, native to St. Roberts, Miss., said before he goes out on missions with the Iraqis, he does certain routines to show them a system of checks before leaving.

Pellhum is a gunner with the 2-5 MiTT who mainly focuses on security for the patrols he goes out on, and ensures the well being of other gunners and drivers.
“I think that the MiTT teams are actually accomplishing what needs to be accomplished for Iraq to have a working Army,” said Lindstrom.

“The Iraqi Army needs to be Iraq’s force for the future,” said George. The Iraqi Army needs to be the military arm of the government that can respond the way the government needs it to, he said.

Each Soldier on the MiTT partners with staff sections and members in the Iraqi Army brigade, said George. They also help them tactically by bringing assets such as air strikes and indirect fire to the fight, he said.

The IA watches how coalition forces operate, said Pellhum.

“This time I know we are making a difference,” said Lindstrom, who previously deployed in 2004. “I can see that first hand.”

“From the last deployment to this deployment… the IA has come leaps and bounds from the last time I was here,” said Lindstrom.

“The sooner that their army stands up and completely stands by itself… the United States Army can finish the mission,” he said.

“When they do that on their own, then we have succeeded, and the United States Army can start stepping back out of the picture,” said George.

Many different elements of 3rd BCT had to give up some of their best Soldiers, but George said it was worth it.

“If it hurts, if it’s painful to give the person up, then it is probably the right thing to do,” he said.

George said he has seen the IA making progress.

“I do see that the Iraqi Army is moving forward,” he said.

It will take time for the Iraqi Army to be a completely self-sufficient force, he admitted, adding that it took Americans a long time to become the stable government they are today.

“They are on the right track,” said George. “It is just going to take time.”

Preparing his gear for a mission, Capt. John Leitner, a native of Houston, makes sure he has all of his equipment before leaving Forward Operating Base Gabe with his unit, the 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Military Transition Team, assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division in the Diyala province of Iraq, Feb. 17. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ben Fox, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

BRIGADE COMPETITION — Soldiers fire from the kneeling position during a qualification range as part of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldier of the Trimester competition. Fourteen soldiers from units within the brigade competed for the title in a series of events Feb. 13 and 14 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.

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In Today's News - Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Quotes of the Day
To be prepared for war
is one of the most effectual means
of preserving peace.

-- George Washington

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Brazen Attack on U.S. Base in Iraq
Car Bombs Kill 11 in Baghdad
Bombs kill up to 10 in Baghdad, 20 bodies found - Video
Harry's deployment poses royal challenge

Operation Enduring Freedom
Bomber Targets Afghanistan Hospital
Suicide blast wounds 3 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Report: Shelling in Somali Capital Kills 12
Rice, Abbas Leave After Inconclusive Meeting
Afghan "spy" beheaded in Pakistani border region
U.S., Sunnis huddle over Palestinian pact
Sketches released in India train attack
Pakistan-India peace talks planned despite bombings

Religion of Peace??
Muslim Cabbie Charged With Running Over College Students After Religion Argument

Worldwide Wackos
Iran sets condition to halt nuke program

Politics / Government
Hillary Balks at Confederate Flag
Bill Clinton for New York Senate?
Bill, Hill a Formidable Duo
Clinton defends consulting contract
McCain Slams Rumsfeld on War Management
Russia: Countries That Host U.S. Missile Shield Will Be Targets (Make sure you read this)
Bush links terror war to independence war
New footage of JFK in Dallas released
Colombia's foreign minister resigns over scandal
Serbia lines up wholesale rejection of Kosovo plan
Iraq, N.Korea on agenda as Cheney arrives in Japan
George Washington speech unveiled in Md.

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Charges: Man Killed Wife, Wife's Mom, Kids
Man Charged With Hammering Wife to Death
Closing Arguments Set in CIA Leak Case

Science / Medicine / Technology
Miracle Baby Going Home
Urban road race to test limits of robotic cars
New Indonesian tactic may not halt mud flow - scientist

Mother Nature
Good Dog: Hero CanineSaves Mount Hood Climbers
Stranded hikers rescued from Oregon mountain - PHOTOS
Magnitude 6.9 Quake Shakes Indonesia
EU confronts its commitment to curb global warming

Math anxiety saps working memory needed to do math
Romanian Priest Gets 14 Years for Killing Nun in Exorcism

Other News of Note
Tomb Found Near Oldest Pyramid in Egypt
Stallone's hotel, plane searched in Sydney: media - Video

Fox News
Put Some Pants On That Doll!
JetBlue Aims for Full Operations
Study: Anorexia Likely Has Genetic Link
Anna Nicole's Mother Vows to Take Her Home
Britney Spears Sports Wig After 'Shear' Madness
XM, Sirius Agree to Blockbuster Satellite Radio Merger

Reuters: Top News
Catholics, Anglicans discuss reuniting
South Korea aims to curb rising suicide rate
Pakistan confirms bird flu in Islamabad zoo
Ocean liner "Queens" rendezvous on Sydney Harbor
Crime turning New Orleans into Big Uneasy (there was no pre-Katrina crime in N.O., right...?)
Nikon eyes double-digit growth in compact digicams
Study finds wrinkle-filler regenerates collagen
New heart guidelines for women stress aspirin
Ray Liotta arrested after car crash in L.A
Oil bounces after fall, U.S. cold spell eases
Wall Street seen little changed, Wal-Mart eyed
Yen slides, investors see through potential BOJ move
Rates outlook saps dollar, yen; global stocks ease
Chrysler talk sends Daimler to 5-1/2-year high
India is the new China
Stronger yen isn't a cure-all
Wal-Mart profit rises
Sirius plans to buy XM in $4.6 bln stock deal - Video
Warner Music makes new EMI bid approach
Viacom to license content to Joost: WSJ
Vulcan Materials to buy Florida Rock for $4.6 billion

AP World News
Hurdles loom for XM, Sirius combination
Trump's hair on the line at Wrestlemania
Dungy returning to Colts next season
Anglican leaders rule on gay bishops
New Orleans trades reality for revelry
Tiger's streak on the line at Match Play
Gay couples get licenses in N.J.
Mexico president gives soldiers pay hike
Publicist: Moynahan expecting Brady baby
Chargers hire Norv Turner as head coach
Startup hopes to modernize parking hunt
JetBlue to detail customer rights
24 firefighters died in 2006 wildfires
Smokes bring big bucks in Calif. prisons
Plan Lowers Reserve Retirement Age
Army Inches From Winning Daytona 500
Advisors: Make Your Viz
Milbloggie Voting is Open
Kit Up! if You've Got the Gear
Get the Best Deal on Home Loans

CENTCOM: Press Releases

USJFCOM partners with ACT to sponsor NATO urban workshop - podcast
JPADS continues to improve the way it delivers aerial drops to the warfighter - podcast

Iraqi, Coalition Forces Nab Suspected Terrorists - Story
Officials Accelerate Army Unit's Deployment - Story
Dedication Key to Baghdad Security Plan - Story
Video: Fil Gives Iraq Operational UpdateTranscript: Fil Gives Iraq Operational Update
Force Increase Necessary for War on Terror - Story
Corps Reaches Out to Former Marines

More Headline News
Family Program Leaders Define Top Concerns
Guardsmen Help Storm-Stranded Motorists
Bush Will Protect U.S. Troops, Not Provoke War
President Says Baghdad Security Plan on Track

Military News
Military Health System Excels at Mission
Chu: Recruiting, Retention Remain Solid
Officials ID Soldier Missing in Action from Korean War
Marines, Djiboutians Train Side by Side

Pentagon Channel Launches New Web Site on Feb. 19 - Story
Propane Plant Fuels Alternatives
New Program Encourages Savings
U.S., Peruvian Air Forces Train
36th Ops Group Reactivates

War on Terror
Baghdad Security Plan Named - Story
Three Soldiers Killed in Iraq
Coalition Forces Kill Four Terrorists
Marine, Two Soldiers Killed in Iraq

America Supports You
Foundation Helps Wounded - Story
Group Helps Soldier Fly
Operation Jellybeans Launches
Channel Airs Troop Valentine Messages

Face of Defense
Soldier Survives Sniper's Bullet
Spouses Serve in Iraq
Sailor Earns Bronze Star

Forces Nab Suspected Terrorists - Story
Stability & Security in Iraq Report (pdf)
For Top News Visit DefenseLink

U.S. Military Helps Build Health Center on Island - Story
Deployed Servicemembers Become U.S. Citizens - Story
Chaplain, Soldiers Escort Fallen Heroes Home - Story
Market Opening Signifies Iraqi Resilience - Story
Air Cavalry Brigade Hits 200th Re-enlistment - Story
Soldiers, Iraqi Citizens Share Goal of Peace - Story
Iraqi Police Train to Lead, Protect Fellow Officers - Story

Comedians Bring Laughter to U.S. Troops
Army Vice Chief of Staff Visits Ironhorse Troops
1st Stinger Battery Begins Iraq Deployment
U.S. Troops, Iraqis Celebrate Bridge Opening
U.S. Marines Help Secure 'Smugglers Town'
Organization Delivers Supplies to Iraqi Families
Aircrew Aids Globemaster Carrying Injured
Iraqis 'Get Answers' from Civil Affairs Marines
Americans Unite with Socotra to Build Schools
Engineers Build High School in Northern Baghdad
Army Engineers Help Build Potable Water Plant


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
1525 - Swiss & German mercenaries desert François I's army
1547 - King Edward VI of England enthroned, following death of Henry VIII
1613 - Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies
1653 - Defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Admiral Blake off Portsmouth
1673 - 1st recorded wine auction held (London)
1710 - Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Netherlands
1725 - 10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in New Hampshire for £100/scalp bounty
1732 - Estates of Holland ratify Treaty of Vienna
1737 - French minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns
1745 - Prince Charlie's troops occupy Fort August, Scotland
1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness
1768 - 1st American chartered fire insurance company receives charter (Pennsylvania)
1792 - US postal service created; postage 6¢-12½¢, depending on distance
1809 - Supreme Court rules federal government power greater than any state
1811 - Austria declares bankruptcy
1823 - English Captain James Weddell reaches 74º 15' S, 1520 km from South Pole
1831 - Polish revolutionaries defeat Russians in battle of Growchow
1832 - Charles Darwin visits Fernando Noronha in the Atlantic Ocean
1835 - Concepción, Chile destroyed by earthquake
1839 - Congress prohibits dueling in District of Columbia
1846 - British occupy Sikh citadel of Lahore
1856 - John Rutledge, Liverpool-New York steamer, hits iceberg; many die
1861 - Confederate Dept. of the Navy forms; Steeple of Chichester Cathedral blown down during a storm
1864 - Battle of Olustee, Florida
1865 - MIT establishes the 1st US collegiate architectural school
1869 - Tennessee Governor W.C. Brownlow declares martial law in Ku Klux Klan crisis
1872 - Hydraulic electric elevator patented by Cyrus Baldwin; Luther Crowell patents a machine that manufactures paper bags; Silas Noble & JP Cooley patent a toothpick manufacturing machine
1877 - 1st cantilever bridge in US completed, Harrodsburg, KY
1887 - Germany, Austria-Hungary & France end Triple Alliance
1895 - Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, CO
1901 - 1st territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes
1902 - Heavy surf breaks over Seal Rocks & damages Sutro Baths, San Francisco
1917 - Ammunitions ship explodes in Archangelsk harbor, about 1,500 die
1919 - French premier Clemenceau injured during assassination attempt
1921 - Riza Khan Pahlevi seizes control of Iran
1922 - Vilnius, Lithuania, agrees to separate from Poland
1927 - Golfers in South Carolina arrested for violating Sabbath
1929 - American Samoa organized as a territory of US
1931 - Congress allows California to build Oakland-Bay Bridge
1932 - Japanese troops occupy Tunhua, China
1933 - House of Representatives completes congressional action to repeal Prohibition
1935 - Karoline Mikkelson is 1st woman on Antarctica
1937 - 1st automobile/airplane combination tested, Santa Monica, CA
1938 - UK Foreign Secretary Eden resigns, says PM Chamberlain appeased Germany
1941 - Nazis order Polish Jews barred from using public transportation; 1st transport of Jews to concentration camps leave Plotsk, Poland; Romania breaks relations with Netherlands
1942 - Lieutenant E.H. O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers
1943 - New volcano Paracutin erupts in farmer's corn patch (México); Allied troops occupy Kasserine pass in Tunisia
1944 - Batman & Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers; US takes Eniwetok Island
1947 - Chemical mixing error causes explosion that destroys 42 blocks in Los Angeles, CA; Lord Mountbatten appointed as last viceroy of India
1948 - Czechoslovakia's non-communist minister resigns
1952 - 1st Black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)
1953 - US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport & not a business, affirming the 25-year-old Supreme Court ruling
1954 - General Zahedi wins election in Persia
1962 - John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)
1963 - Willie Mays (San Francisco Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract
1965 - Ranger 8 makes hard landing on the Moon, returns photos, other data; Turkish government of Uergüplü forms
1966 - Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR
1968 - State troopers use tear gas to stop demonstration at Alcorn A & M
1971 - National Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio & TV stations to go off the air - the mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes; Major General Idi Amin Dada appoints himself President of Uganda
1972 - Sicco Mansholt becomes chairman of European Committee
1975 - Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party; USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1978 - Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus
1981 - Flight readiness firing of Columbia's main engines; 20 seconds
1983 - Japan launches Tenma satellite to study x-rays (450/570 km)
1985 - After defending his WBC flyweight championship, Sot Chitalada's check for $104,000 is stolen by a ringside pickpocket
1986 - Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany, NY
1987 - Bomb blamed on Unabomber explodes by computer store in Salt Lake City; David Hartman quits ABC's "Good Morning America", after 11 years
1988 - 500 die in heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Peter Kalikow purchases New York - Post from Rupert Murdoch for $37.6 million
1989 - Total eclipse of the Moon
1992 - Ross Perot says he'll run for President on Larry King Show
1994 - 3 Afghans take 70 Pakistani children hostage
1994 - Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals
1998 - UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan lands in Baghdad, for peace negotiations; US movie box office hits quickest $1 billion for year (51 days)

1494 - Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped establish Lutheranism)
1632 - Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)
1809 - Albertus J. Duymaer van Twist, Governor-General of Netherlands-Indies; Henry Walton Wessells, Union Brigadier General
1820 - Mahlon Dickerson Manson, Union Brigadier General
1827 - Edward Stuyvesant Bragg, Union Brigadier General
1838 - James Barbour Terrill, Confederate Brigadier General
1844 - Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann, physicist (statistical mechanics)
1886 - Béla Kun Czehul, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
1901 - Ali Muhammad Naguib Khartoum, President of Egypt (1952-54)
1902 - Ansel Adams photographer (1966 ASMP Award)
1904 - Aleksei N. Kosygin, Soviet premier (1964-80)
1921 - Joseph Albert Walker, test pilot (X-15)
1923 - Forbes Burnham, premier of Guyana (1964-85)
1927 - Roy Cohn, lawyer, "grand inquisitor" (for Senator Joseph McCarthy)
1936 - Roy Beggs, British MP
1937 - Robert Huber München, German biochemist (Nobel 1988)
1938 - Mona Mitchell, Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Alexandra
1942 - Mitch McConnell (Senator-R-KY)
1943 - Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3); Lord McNally
1946 - Mieke H. A. Boers-Wijnberg, Dutch MP (CDA)
1954 - Vasili Vasilyevich Tsibliyev, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17, TM-25)
1959 - Joel Rifkind, New York serial killer

1054 - Yaroslav I the Wise, ruler (Kiev)
1194 - Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily
1431 - Martinus V [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope
1569 - Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50
1595 - Ernst, Archduke of Austria, dies at 41
1707 - Aurangzeb Mogul, Emperor of India (1658-1707)
1773 - Charles Emanuel I, King of Sardinia/Duke of Savoy (CE III), dies at 71
1788 - Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68
1790 - Joseph II, Emperor of the Holy Roman empire, dies at 48
1810 - Andreas Hofer, military leader (fought Napoleon's France), executed at 42
1848 - [Willem] Alexander, prince of Netherlands/General-Major, dies at 29
1895 - Frederick Douglass, escaped slave, anti-slavery leader, dies at 78
1907 - [Ferdinand-Frederic-]Henri Moissan, chemist (Nobel 1906), dies at 54
1910 - Boetros Ghali, Egyptian premier, murdered
1916 - Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Swedish politician (Nobel 1908), dies at 71
1920 - Robert E. Peary, US pole explorer (North Pole, 6/4/1909), dies at 63
1936 - John Hope, president of Atlanta University, dies at 67
1966 - Chester W. Nimitz, US Admiral (WWII), dies at 80
1980 - Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, eldest daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, dies in Washington, DC at 96
1983 - Ray Vitte, actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), killed by police at 33
1985 - Clarence Nash, voice of Donald Duck, dies at 80 of Leukemia
1986 - Jacobus G. Rietkerk Dutch foreign minister (VVD), dies at 58
1992 - Dick York, actor (Bewitched), dies of emphysema at 63
1993 - Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian auto-designer (Lamborghini), dies at 76
1995 - Shlomo Averbach, Rabbi, buried in Jerusalem - 250,000 attend
1996 - Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, test pilot, dies at 83; Walter Charles Marshall, scientist, dies at 63

Reported Missing in Action
Goodman, Russell C., USAF (UT); F4B shot down (pilot, w/Thornton); believed KIA/BNR

Thornton, Gary L., USN (CA); F4B shot down (weapons/systems officer, w/Goodman), released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

Laureano-Lopez, Ismael, US Army (NY); KIA/BNR

Neislar, David Phillip, USN (OK); F4J went down over water, KIA

Moore, Scott Ferris, Jr., USN (TX); SH3A shot down, KIA

The following US Army personnel reported MIA when their UH1C was shot down:
Acalotto, Robert J., (PA); door gunner

Johnson, Randolph L., (WI); crew chief

May, David M. (MD); co-pilot - remains returned December, 1999

Reid, Jon E. (AZ); pilot - remains returned December, 1999

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