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Saturday, February 24, 2007


So, it's Friday night, you have a little money in your pocket, you didn't have to work late...what's a girl to do?

Well, if you're like me, unfortunately, you spend 5 and a half hours in the local emergency room, an IV hanging out of one arm, blood getting drawn from the other (they already took a bunch from the IV arm), running a heck of a fever, aching in just about every inch of your body, and getting poked and prodded.

Hey, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Yes, I'm OK. I've certainly felt better, and we're still trying to figure out exactly what's going on. Upside is definitely the fact that the hospital staff were all great, and I didn't have to be admitted.

Downside is I'm beyond exhausted, and I feel, to put it succinctly, like crap. I will try to put some blog posts up this weekend, but my blogging may be a little bit limited.

However, there is one neat little thing you can check out - I was interviewed over at Feel free to check it out while I get some ZZZZs.

Oh, and before I forget - head on over to Chuck Z's blog, and pick up a T-shirt or two if you haven't. Some of them are really funny. The four I bought came today, and they're great. Proceeds benefit Soldiers' Angels, so everybody wins.

UPDATE: OK, got today's posts up; just took me a little longer than usual....I am feeling a bit better today, thank goodness. Thanks to all who have sent their good wishes.


Patrol Search in Baghdad, Iraq

U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Brad Kelly speaks through an interpreter to Iraqi men about the activity in the Ur area of Baghdad, Iraq, Feb. 14, 2007. Kelly is assigned to the Black Hawk Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tierney Nowland

U.S. Army Cpl. Joseph Casiano pulls security outside a shop during a combined cordon and search with the Iraqi National Police in the Ur area of Baghdad, Iraq, Feb. 14, 2007. Casiano is assigned to the Black Hawk Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tierney Nowland

U.S. Army Cpl. Joseph Casiano pulls security in the stairwell of an apartment building while other soldiers search rooms in the building during a combined cordon and search with the Iraqi National Police in the Ur area of Baghdad, Iraq, Feb. 14, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tierney Nowland

U.S. Army Cpl. Joseph Casiano pulls security during a combined cordon and search with the Iraqi National Police in the Ur area of Baghdad, Iraq, Feb. 14, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tierney Nowland

Iraqi National Police officers pull security outside a house during a combined cordon and search with U.S. Army soldiers in the Ur area of Baghdad, Iraq, Feb. 14, 2007. The soldiers are assigned to the Black Hawk Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tierney Nowland

U.S. Army Spc. David Tunstall pulls security as fellow soldiers search an auto service shop and talk to the owner about activity in the Ur area of Baghdad, Iraq, Feb. 14, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tierney Nowland

U.S. Army Cpl. Joseph Casiano checks an Iraqi mans hands for chemicals used to make improvised explosive devices during a combined cordon and search with the Iraqi National Police in the Ur area of Baghdad, Iraq, Feb. 14, 2007. Casiano is assigned to the Black Hawk Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tierney Nowland

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Coco Gunther, assigned to the 1st Combat Camera Squadron, gives an Iraqi baby a kiss during a combined cordon and search with the Iraqi National Police in the Ur area of Baghdad, Iraq, Feb. 14, 2007. Gunther is patrolling with U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the Black Hawk Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tierney Nowland

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Four terrorists convicted in Turki Village case

PR# 022207-01
Feb. 22, 2007

BALAD RUZ, Iraq – Last week, a three-judge panel with the Central Criminal Court of Iraq, convicted four terrorists detained during November’s operations in Turki Village, Iraq, of possession of illegal weapons. The panel sentenced them to 30 years imprisonment.

“This is a just verdict. It is significant because it is an Iraqi panel dispensing justice to Iraqi defendants,” said Maj. Paul T. Brooks, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division’s effects coordinator.

The defendants were detained Nov. 15, 2006, after a small-arms engagement with a group of Coalition Forces. This engagement resulted in one U.S. Soldier’s death. During the engagement, Coalition Forces killed the triggerman responsible for the death.

When Coalition Forces detained the individuals, they discovered several small-arms munitions and hand grenades.

“My Soldiers now have clarity concerning the Iraqi justice system. Equally important, these criminals are no longer able to spread their hatred amongst the Iraqi people,” said Col. David W. Sutherland, 3-1 Cav. commander and the senior U.S. Army officer in Diyala province.

During November’s operation, Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces unearthed more than five weapons caches, killed more than 60 anti-Iraqi forces and detained more than 10 suspected terrorists.

“Our Soldiers continue to work with the Iraqi Security Forces to defeat the terrorists and secure the population. Victories like this reinforce our efforts,” Sutherland said.

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POLICE VOLUNTEERS – Iraqi Police volunteers receive water while waiting in line, Feb. 14, 2007. Iraqi police volunteers are from Hawijah in the Al-Tamim province of Iraq. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Maria J. Bare

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Three News Stories that Ticked Me Off Today...

1. Poll: Americans Don't Know Iraqi Death Toll
Why it Ticks Me Off:
Most Americans don't know any of the successes in Iraq, either, thanks to the MSM. I'd bet more of them know the Iraqi death toll than know how well our troops are doing their jobs. Then again, most Americans can't find Italy - or their own state - on a map! Another little factoid - frequently, those who bemoan the Iraqi deathtoll make no distinction between civilians killed by U.S. operations, and those killed by terrorist thugs, leading to the impression that the U.S. is solely responsible for the loss of life. And no one remembers that had Saddam done what he was supposed to under U.N. direction, we'd never have been there in the first place.)

2. Fourteen police killed in militant attack in India
Why It Ticks Me Off:
Interesting that they say that the problems here are ethnic / tribal. In reality, it's less to do with that, and a lot more to do with Socialism / Communism. Read this version of the story for a little more info, and then go here.

3. Panel to probe conditions at Walter Reed
Why It Ticks Me Off:
We don't need a flippin' probe. Assign someone to direct it, give them resources, and hand them a checkbook. FIX IT. NOW. Probe later, to ensure it never happens again.

U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, awards the Silver Star to Staff Sgt. Michael Barrera at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Feb. 22, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen

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In Today's News - Saturday, February 24, 2007

Quote of the Day
"The most deadly thing on the battlefield is one well-aimed shot."
GySgt. Carlos N. Hathcock II, USMC Sniper

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Shiites Protest U.S. Detention of Iraqi Pol's Son
Fuel tanker bomb kills 40 in Iraq
Former U.N. envoy supports Iraq pullout (Now here's a shocker...)

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
U.S. airport debuts controversial X-ray scanner
Palestinians under Arab pressure to meet demands
White House conducts bomb drill

Troops on Trial
U.S. Army refiles charges against war objector
Air Force Officer Denies Rape
Soldier Convicted of Theft of ACHS
Soldier Convicted of Indecent Acts and False Official Statement

Supporting Our Heroes
Anchorage Community Pays Tribute to Military

Other Military News
Vietnam Vet to Receive Medal of Honor 41 Years After Battle
Gates Vows Walter Reed Action
Hue City: 39 Years Later

Worldwide Wackos
Iran: U.S. Can't Hit Us (I don't think I'd be putting money on "can't," Nutjob)
Cheney Says Military Option on Table Against Iran
Report: Israel Asks U.S. for Iraqi Airspace for Iran Strike

Politics / Government
Obama Mocks Cheney for Admiring U.K. Troop Drawdown
Kennedy family letters to be auctioned off in U.S.
White House opposes changing Iraq war resolution
U.S., S.Korea set 2012 for military command changes
Dutch politician doubts Muslim ministers' loyalty
Prodi keeps job as Italy PM
Mugabe takes birthday swipe at opposition, Britain
Bush spotlights rising health care costs

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Authorities: Boy's Escape a Miracle - VIDEO
Arrested Development: How a 29-Year-Old Sex Offender Passed Himself Off as a Middle-School Boy
California Housewife Sentenced to 16 Years to Life for Murdering Millionaire Therapist Husband
Police: Retired U.S. Tourist in Costa Rica Kills Mugger With Bare Hands
Mentally Ill Alleged Soda Thief Spends 17 Months in Jail
Kentucky Teacher Busted After Mistakenly Sending Text Messages to State Trooper About Drug Deal (D'oh!)
High School Teacher Assaulted After Confiscating iPod
Police: Mother Tortured 10-Year-Old Daughter Over Supposed Sexual Tryst

Adventures in Political Correctness
College of William and Mary Hosts Sex Worker Show on Campus
College Holds Conference on 'N-Word'
U.S. court upholds same-sex teaching to children

Science / Medicine / Technology
Pope speaks out against "designer babies"
Drugs help smokers quit, even if not first time
FDA confirms salmonella came from peanut butter

Mother Nature
Tiger Kills Six-Year-Old Girl at Chinese Zoo

Catholics call time on long-winded eulogies
Got Jesus? Get a '666' Tattoo, Too
N.J. town to set barking dog time limit

Other News of Note
Scurrying Rats Take Over NYC KFC-Taco Bell Restaurant (And today's special burrito is...)

Fox News
Teen: Being Pregnant is Fashionable
Report: FCC to Fine Univision $24 Million
Lawyer: Anna Won't Be Buried Before Tuesday
More Cantaloupes Recalled Over Salmonella
Wendy's Restaurants to Close Original Location in Columbus, Ohio Due to Financial Woes
Simple Slip Up Causes Tiger Woods to Break Winning Streak

Reuters: Top News
Faulty track blamed for fatal UK train crash - Video
Oscar organizers expect big party in Hollywood
Five years on, Colombian symbol of kidnap nightmare
Study moves chimp-human split to 4 million years ago
IBM not ready to say Oracle's Linux compatible
PlayStation 3 in Europe will play fewer old games
Insurers get movies made, but receive no Oscars
Stiller says would be excited about Cruise film
Florida judge disinclined to take on Anna Nicole case - Video
For U.S. stocks, consumers rule
Oil price rise over $61 on Iran, supply concerns
Stocks fall on mortgage defaults
Freefall in US mortgage lenders' shares deepens
Dollar falls vs yen and euro ahead of weekend
First the bad, then the good
ING eyes new China A-share fund
Starbucks chairman warns executives of damage to brand
Fed officials still wary on inflation
FCC expected to hit Univision with record fine: NYT
Tribune to evaluate offers on Saturday: source
Chrysler says aims for 1,000 salaried cuts by June
Judge delays Caremark vote; wants more details

AP World News
35 cars collide in Colorado whiteout
Rail switches inspected after U.K. crash
U.S. schools weigh extending their hours (Oooo, now we can be more like Europe...)
Wide-open races may boost Oscars ratings
Shifting housing market snubs bad credit
Campbell carries U.S. Match Play hopes
Vatican's soccer tourney kicks off
Video review helps Knicks defeat Bucks
Beyonce, Taylor, Newman to rock Oscars
Univision said to OK record FCC fine
Oscar-show director gets seat in a truck
Mo. group donates nets to fight malaria
Camera films botched murders in Colombia
Colo. grandma not guilty in tot's murder
J.Lo and Bon Jovi to appear on 'Idol'
Kobe's 38 help Lakers end slide at 6
Poll: Limit Bush's Warfighting Power?
Road Warriors: Pimp Your Ride Now
DT: Learnin' From the Muj?
Podcast: A Walter Reed Volunteer Speaks
Op-ed: Russia Up to No Good
Blog: USMC at War, USA at the Mall

CENTCOM: Press Releases
INSURGENTS USE MOSQUE AS DETONATION SITE AND SCHOOL AS FIRING RANGE (Nice, aren't they? Remember, these are the guys that the Dems want to STOP fighting...)

Secretary of Defense visits Joint Forces Command
USJFCOM partners with ACT to sponsor NATO urban workshop - podcast
JPADS continues to improve the way it delivers aerial drops to the warfighter - podcast

Pace Thanks Spouses For Their Contributions - Story
Pace Visits 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team - Story
Chairman Presents Awards for Heroism in Iraq
Wounded Should Not Have to Battle Bureaucracy - Story
Transcript: Gates, Giambastiani at Walter Reed
Officials Overhaul Disability Evaluation System - Story

More Headline News
Cheney Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Asia, Pacific
Citizens Must Take 'Ownership' to Preserve Freedoms
Missile Defenses Would Shield Against Iran
DoD Salutes African-American Servicemembers

Military News
Online Tool Helps Troops Pick Right Water Purifiers
NORTHCOM Hosts Hurricane-Preparation Conference
Diversity Remains A Priority At DoD, Official Says
Army Upgrades Its Electronic Warfare Training
Complex Iraq Situation Requires Patience

War on Terror
Five Insurgents Killed In Iraq - Story
Four U.S. Soldiers Killed, 3 Wounded
Security Operations Continue
No Serious Injuries in Crash

America Supports You
Kids Learn About U.S. to Raise Money for Military Families - Story
Love Leads to Support Group
Vets Get Chance to Make Dough
‘Quad-A’ Helps Families

New Agency Director to Guide DoD Business Transformation - Story
Iraqi Riverine Assault Company Brings New Strategy to River
Training Becomes More Realistic
Propane Plant Fuels Alternatives
New Program Encourages Savings

Face of Defense
Father, Son Serve in Afghanistan
Soldier Returns to Defend Title
Volunteer Leads With Passion
Soldier Survives Sniper's Bullet


Army Engineers Oversee Road Construction - Story
Afghan Doctors Learn New Medical Techniques - Story
Eighteen Graduate from Iraqi Nursing Course - Story
Soldier Spearheads Shoe Drive for Iraqi Children - Story

U.S. Marines, Sailors Help Clean Up Local School

Marine Security Detail Escorts Battlefield Leader
U.S. Army Instructor Proud of Iraqi Trainees
Troops Employ Concrete Solution in Baghdad
'Black Falcons' Put Boots on the Ground

Father, Son Paratroopers Serve in Afghanistan
Desert Hawk Takes Command of Aviation Ops

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
0303 - 1st official Roman edict for persecution of Christians issued
1208 - St. Francis of Assisi, 26, receives his vocation in Portiuncula, Italy
1389 - Battle at Falköping - Danes defeat King Albert of Sweden
1496 - England's Henry VII ends commercial dispute with Flanders
1510 - Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice
1525 - Battle at Pavia - Emperor Karel V's troops beat French king, François I caught taken / 8700 killed
1527 - Ferdinand of Austria crowned as King of Bohemia
1528 - János Zápolyai, Hungarian king, recognizes Sultan Suleiman's suzerainty
1530 - 1st imperial coronation by a Pope, Charles V crowned by Clement V
1538 - King Ferdinand of Austria & King János Zápolyai of Hungary sign Peace of Grosswardein
1541 - Santiago, Chile founded by Pedro de Valvidia
1582 - Pope Gregory XIII announces New Style (Gregorian) calendar
1708 - Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Groningen
1779 - George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes from British
1786 - Charles Cornwallis appointed Governor-General of India
1793 - French troops conquer Breda
1803 - Supreme Court 1st rules a law unconstitutional (Marbury vs Madison)
1807 - 17 die & 15 wounded in a crush to witness execution of Holloway, Heggerty & Elizabeth Godfrey in England
1821 - Mexico gains independence from Spain
1836 - 3,000 Mexicans attack 182 Texans at the Alamo, lasts 13 days
1839 - Steam shovel patented by William Otis, PA
1848 - King Louis-Philippe abdicates, 2nd French republic declared
1855 - US Court of Claims established for cases against the government
1857 - 1st perforated US postage stamps delivered to the government
1863 - Arizona Territory created; Forrest's raid on Brentwood, TN
1864 - Battle of Tunnel Hill, GA (Buzzard's Roost)
1868 - House of Representatives vote 126 to 47 to impeach President Andrew Johnson; 1st US parade with floats (Mardi Gras-Mobile AL)
1881 - De Lesseps' Company begins work on Panamá Canal
1888 - Louisville, KY becomes 1st government in US to adopt Australian ballot
1891 - French troops under Captain Archinard occupy Diéna, West Sudan
1894 - Nicaragua captures Tegucigalpa, Honduras (National Day, sort of)
1895 - Cuban war of independence begins
1902 - Battle at Yzer Spruit - Boer General De la Rey beats British
1903 - US signs agreement acquiring a naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
1917 - German plan to get Mexican help in WWI exposed (Zimmerman telegram); Russian revolution breaks out
1918 - Estonia declares independence from Russia
1920 - Peace treaty gives Estonia independence
1921 - 1st transcontinental flight in 24 hours flying time arrives in Florida
1923 - Flying Scotsman goes into service; Mass arrests of Mafia in US
1924 - Greek parliament proclaims republic
1924 - Mahatma Gandhi released from jail
1933 - Final demonstration of German communist party in Berlin; League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria
1938 - Du Pont begins commercial production of nylon toothbrush bristles
1940 - Frances Langford records "When You Wish Upon a Star"
1941 - 43 Geuzen resistance fighter trial opens in the Hague; Anti Nazi meeting at Noordermarkt Amsterdam
1942 - Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German)
1943 - General Bradley flies to Algiers; Texas League announces it will quit for the duration of WWII
1944 - Argentina coup by Juan Peron minister of war
1945 - Egypt & Syria declares war on Nazi-Germany; Manila freed from Japanese; Nazi occupiers begin state of siege
1946 - Juan Peron elected President of Argentina
1948 - Communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia
1949 - V-2/WAC-Corporal 1st rocket to outer space, White Sands NM, 400 km; Israel & Egypt sign an armistice agreement
1950 - Labour wins British parliamentary election
1955 - Pact of Baghdad between Iraq & Turkey signed
1960 - Italian government of Segni falls
1961 - Explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit
1965 - East German President Ulbricht visits Egypt
1966 - Coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana
1968 - 1st pulsar discovered (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge); US troops reconquer Hue Vietnam
- Mariner 6 launched for Mars fly-by
1970 - 29 Swiss Army officers die in avalanche (Reckingen, Switzerland)
1971 - Algeria nationalizes French oil companies
1974 - Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh
1976 - Cuba adopts its constitution
1976 - Leonid Brezhnev opens 25th congress of CPSU; President Carter announces US foreign aid will consider human rights
1979 - Highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500, Stamford, TX; War between North & South Yemen begins
1981 - Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Scarsdale diet doctor Tarnower; Britain's Prince Charles announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer
1984 - Iraq resumes air attack on Iran
1985 - Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev crowned King of Nepal
1986 - Voyager 2, 1st Uranus fly-by; Texas Air buys Eastern Airlines for $676 million
1987 - Radio personality Larry King suffers a heart attack
1988 - Supreme Court votes 8-0 Jerry Falwell cannot collect for Hustler parody
1989 - 150-million-year-old fossil egg (oldest dinosaur embryo) found
1989 - US Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die
1991 - US & Allies begin a ground war assault on Iraqi troops
1996 - Cuba downs 2 US planes
1997 - Deng Xiaoping, leader of China, cremated (died Feb 19th)
1997 - South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp
2002 - XIX winter Olympics closes in Salt Lake City, UT

1500 - Emperor Charles V, King of Spain (1516-56)/Holy Roman Emperor
1536 - Clement VIII [Ippolito Aldofireini], last Counter-Reformation pope (1592-1605)
1545 - Don John of Austria, the elder, Austrian general
1547 - Jan of Austria, Spanish military man/land guardian of the Netherlands
1557 - Matthias C. Sarbiewski [Sarbievius], Polish Jesuit / poet / Holy Roman emperor (1612-19)
1684 - Catherine I, Empress of Russia 1725-27
1786 - Wilhelm Karl Grimm, German story teller (Grimm's Fairy Tales)
1809 - Edwin H.K. Freiherr von Manteuffel, governor/viceroy (Elzas-Lutherian)
1811 - Edward Dickinson Baker, Union Major General
1824 - John Crawford Vaughn, Confederate Brigadier General
1827 - Charles Davis Jameson, Union Brigadier General
1831 - Georg Leo earl von Caprivi, German chancellor/premier of Prussia
1833 - Eduard earl von Taaffe, Austrian premier (1868-93)
1838 - Thomas Benton Smith, Confederate Brigadier General
1885 - Admiral Chester Nimitz, USN (commanded Pacific fleet in WWII); Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israeli Knesset (1949-59)
1898 - Kurt Tank, German WWII aircraft designer
1924 - William Pillar, British Admiral
1926 - Reginald Freeson, British MP
1929 - David Houston, Major-General/Lord Lieutenant of Sutherland
1931 - Inge Bernstein, British judge; Lev Vasilyevich Vorobyov, cosmonaut
1932 - Andrew Jacobs, Jr. (Representative-IN)
1934 - Bettino Craxi, Italy's 1st socialist premier (1983-87)
1937 - Jerry Wiggin, British MP
1942 - Joe Lieberman (Senator-CT)
1955 - Steven Jobs cofounder of Apple Computer
1972 - Manon Rheaume, 1st female NHLer (Tampa Bay)

1563 - François Guise, French General/duke, assassinated at 44
1815 - Robert Fulton steamboat pioneer
1829 - Auguste Chouteau, St. Louis co-founder
1944 - Leo H.A. Baekeland, Belgian/US chemist (bakelite), dies at 80
1945 - Ahmed Maher Pasha, Egypt's PM, assassinated in parliament
1953 - Karl R.G. von Rundstedt, German General-field marshal (Ardennes), dies at 77
1975 - Nikolai A. Bulganin, marshal/premier of USSR (1955-58), dies at 79
1990 - Malcolm Forbes CEO (Forbes Publishing), dies of a heart attack at 70; Sandro Pertini, President of Italy (1978, 85), dies at 93
1994 - Lores Bonney, aviator, dies at 96
1998 - Henny Youngman, comedian (Take my wife please), dies at 92

Reported Missing in Action
Frakes, Dwight Glenn, USN (CA); A3B shot down, got tangled in chute and sank, KIA, body not recovered

Hetrick, Raymond H., USAF (PA); A1E shot down

Friese, Laurence V., USMC (SD); A6A shot down (w/Marvel), released by DRV March, 1973 - transferred to the Navy after his return, and retired as a Commander - alive and well as of 1998
Marvel, Jerry W., USMC (IN); A6A shot down (w/Friese), released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - deceased May, 1995

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