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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Marine from Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, speaks into his radio while on patrol with the Iraqi Police. It was the first combined patrol in Habbaniyah that the two forces have done and marked a turning point for the future of Iraq. The Iraqi Policeman pictured here wearing a ski mask is one of hundreds of policemen in Al Anbar province who, despite the constant danger to their lives for simply going to work, turn out to clean up the streets of their hometowns. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Christopher Zahn, 2nd Marine, 02/23/2007
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Iraq’s only Similarity to Vietnam: Its Dangerous Anti-War Movement

by Janet Levy

Contrary to media reports and the perception of a majority of Americans, the United States was winning the war in Vietnam following the successful watershed battle known as the Tet Offensive. Sadly, the Vietnam War was not lost on the battlefield. The carnage and repressive regimes that followed the U.S. exit may have been avoided had the truth been known by the American public. The United States was defeated by a carefully conceived, multi-pronged propaganda campaign that set the stage for America’s eventual failure in the region.

The ingredients for the U.S. defeat consisted of the funding and encouragement of the anti-war movement by Hanoi and Communist splinter groups, enlistment of “useful idiots” in Hollywood to publicize and popularize the movement, media complicity with negative portrayals of the war, anti-American proselytizing by professors and students on American university campuses, denigration and demonizing of the military and, ultimately, withdrawal of support and appropriations by the U.S. Congress. All these factors led to the perceptual reframing of the Vietnam War as an ignoble imperialistic atrocity, a far cry from its launch as a fight to extinguish communism in Southeast Asia...

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Pararescue Airmen mission ready for search, rescue
BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFNEWS) -- "That others may live" is the motto for the Air Force's pararescueman.Pararescue jumpers, or PJs, make up an elite corps of pararescuemen responsible for combat search and rescue missions. This team of highly trained pararescuemen performed a combat search and rescue training mission Feb. 24 in support of the air assets for the Combined Forces Air Component commander.

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Soldiers Dancing for Cheerleaders?

Pfc. Richard Chamberlin, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, poses with the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills’ cheerleaders, the Jills, during their visit to Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Feb. 25. The Jills signed autographs, posed for pictures and performed a routine for the Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Stroud, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

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Feb. 26, 2007

‘Buffalo Jills’ visit Troops in Baqubah

By Spc. Ryan Stroud
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs

BAQUBAH, Iraq (Feb. 25, 2007) -- Most Soldiers stationed in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08 don’t wake up to cheerleaders, but that’s exactly what happened to the Soldiers stationed on Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Feb. 25.

The National Football League’s Buffalo Bills’ cheerleaders, the Buffalo Jills, arrived, via helicopter, in the morning to greet the anxious crowd of Soldiers stationed on Warhorse.

The Jills partook in an autograph session, took pictures and hung out with the Soldiers at the FOB’s Faulkenburg Theater, all in hopes of raising morale.

“We, the Cheerleaders from the Buffalo Jills, are here for a meet-n-greet, signing autographs and hangout with the troops,” said Natale. “We came to support our troops, show them we love and appreciate everything they do for us.”

“[The Jills’ visit] shows there are a lot of people back in the states that support us and care about what we do,” said Pfc. Freddie Scott, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. “These cheerleaders really have raised morale out here. It was a good experience.”

“They have shown support by signing autographs and taking pictures with the Soldiers,” added the Tallahassee, Fl., native. “I feel like the really have made an extra effort to show they support us and care.”

Natale added she hoped the visit would make the Soldiers smile, have a good time and give their morale a big boost.

“We really enjoy getting the chance to boost some morale and have fun with the Soldiers,” Natale said. “I love signing autographs and taking pictures with them.”
“To actually be here and see everything, it’s amazing,” she added. “I feel we are doing a good thing. I hope the Soldiers feel the same as well.”

She also said the experience of meeting Soldiers would be one she would never forget about.

“I’m having a great time here [with them],” said Natale. “I hope this does show that we love them and care.”

Natale, along with eight other cheerleaders, also performed a dance routine for the Soldiers. But the routine performed would cost the Soldiers – they also had to dance for the Jills.

“If you make an agreement, you have to live up to it,” said Pfc. Brad Thomas, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd BCT, 25th Infantry Division.
The Jills said they would dance only if the Soldiers danced as well, said the Kansas City, Mo. native.

And that’s what the Soldiers did – they performed the “Macarena” for the Jills.

“We don’t normally get the chance to have fun like this, so when it comes, you make the most of it,” added Thomas, who got on stage and strutted his stuff.

As their visit came to an end, the Soldiers said their last goodbyes to the Jills, laughing about the experiences they just had. The Soldiers started on their way to work, joking with each other about who was the best and worst dancer amongst them.

“The cheerleaders were really nice,” said Scott. “They were just talking and interacting with the Soldiers like they’ve known them for years. It was a good visit.”

Natale agreed with Scott, the experience was one of the best.

“To see the smiling faces, it really makes us feel amazing,” she said. “I hope we just made the day a little extra special for them.”

Soldiers stationed on Forward Operating Base Warhorse were treated to a visit from the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills’ cheerleaders, the Jills, Feb. 25. The Jills signed autographs, posed for pictures and performed a routine for the Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Stroud, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

Soldiers from Forward Operating Base Warhorse were told if they didn’t dance for the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills’ cheerleaders, the Jills, the Jills would not perform their routine for them. These Soldiers quickly jumped on stage to perform the “Macarena” for the Jills. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Stroud, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

Soldiers from Forward Operating Base Warhorse dance at the Faulkenberg Theater with the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills’ cheerleaders, the Jills, during the Jills’ visit to the FOB, Feb. 25. The Jills also signed autographs, posed for pictures and performed a routine for the Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Stroud, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

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U.S. Army Spec. Angel, linguist, and 2nd Lt. Scott Siggens assigned to Delta Company, 1st Cavalry Division, 12th Infantry Regiment, question locals during a routine foot patrol in Khalis, Iraq, on Feb. 23, 2007. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall

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Support Our Troops Day, March 26th

Here is one Michigan teenager who knows how to support our Heroes:

My name is Alexandra Lynn McGregor and I am a junior at Waterford Kettering High School. Everyday I get to enjoy the freedoms of living in the United States of America. I can freely live the life I choose to live because there are women and men fighting all over the world, to protect me and everyone else around me.

In honor of the people who fight for me, I would like to hold a national "Support Our Troops Day" on March 26, 2007. On this recognition day I would like to think about the people who are fighting for us right now. All the soldiers around the world who fight for us everyday deserve a lot of recognition for everything that they do for us. They spend days, weeks, months, years, and lives, protecting us from the hardships of issues going on throughout the world. Our soldiers not only protect us in big issues such as the war in Iraq but they also protect us from things that could erupt into wars. These men and women do so much for ou r nation, the least we could do is thank them. You do not need to support the fighting going on in Iraq but please realize that our soldiers do much more than that. That is why I am coming to you for support for this event.

This event would not be hard to achieve. My goal is to get the whole nation involved in a moment of silence for two minutes. At 6:00 PM Eastern time, we would stand in silence thinking about how much they do for us. The whole day would be to thank the soldiers but the only thing expected would be that single two minutes of silence. Also, if you are able to attend I am asking that you could bring a gift of support to send to the soldiers (gum, movies, USB's, etc.)

We would love to have you attend but if you can't:

a. Ask your family and friends to support our troops by taking 2 minutes out of their day on March 26, 2007, at 6:00 PM Eastern Standard time.

b. Help spread the word, we would love to have hundreds of people at this event to honor our troops

I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I hope you will support this event and make it a day of recognition for our soldiers. Please contact me if you are interested in helping make this event a success...


Alexandra McGregor

You are cordially invited to

The Candlelight Recognition

To Support our Troops

March 26, 2007 6:00 P.M.

At Waterford Kettering High School

By the Flag Pole

Alexandra McGregor

If you are interested in helping with / attending this event, I do have contact information for Alexandra; just email me.

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TRIBAL MEETING – Chairman Rizgar Ali Hamajan, right, speaks to U.S. Army Col. Patrick Stackpole during the grand tribal sheik meeting at Forward Operating Base Warrior, Iraq, Feb. 18, 2007. The meeting is a working group to get the elected officials and the tribal sheiks to work together in Iraq. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway

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In Today's News - Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Quote of the Day
"In Iraq we must succeed. Failure is not an option."
-- Zbigniew Brzezinski

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Report: 18 Kids Killed in Iraq Bomb Blast
Confusion After Iraqi Officials Report Car Bomb Kills 18 Boys Playing Soccer
Death squad leaders seized in Baghdad
U.S. joins regional talks to secure Iraq

Operation Enduring Freedom
Cheney takes refuge in bomb shelter after Afghan blast - Video

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Arab Becomes Acting Israeli President
Florida couple sentenced as Cuban spies
Canada scraps two anti-terror measures
Spy chief pushes for action in Pakistan
Labor language threatens antiterror bill

Troops on Trial
Air Force officer found guilty of rape
Agent: Marine shot Iraqi to ensure death
Medic Guilty of Killing Fellow Soldier
Soldier Convicted of Negligent Homicide

Other Military News
Talking about war found to help stressed soldiers

Worldwide Wackos
Castro Tells Radio Talk Show, 'I Feel Good'
U.S. less confident of N.Korea covert program

Politics / Government
Military, Democrats debate Iraq troop increase
Lesser knowns fight to be heard
Chicago Mayor Daley elected to 6th term

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Woman Ordered to Remove 'Messages From God' From Her California Home
Parents 'Truly Proud' of Clay Moore for Saving Himself After Being Abducted
Human Head, Hand Found Along Freeway
FBI Hunts 'Delusional' Dad Who Took Kids
Church to Put Off Trials for Sex Abuse Lawsuits
Family Sues School Over 'Racial-Bullying'
FBI reviews 100 civil rights-era cold case murders

Adventures in Political Correctness
Prince Charles Calls for Ban on McDonald's Restaurants and Big Macs
218-Pound Boy to Stay With Mom — for Now

U.N. News
Council receptive to UN force in Chad and CAR

Science / Medicine / Technology
Feds: 20M U.S. Females Have HPV
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Pharmacies Nailed in Steroid Raid
Shuttle Launch Postponed Over Hail Damage
Antioxidants don't help you live longer
'Miracle' Baby Comes Back to Life

Mother Nature
Boulders Hit San Francisco Buildings; Landslide Forces Evacuations

Pakistani Woman Hands Over Teenage Daughter for Poker Debt
German Brother, Sister Who've Had 4 Children Together Fighting Incest Laws (
Angioplasta with a side of fries, please
Tourists indulge in aphrodisiac at Chile song fest

Other News of Note
Wall Street Slammed
FAST FACTS: Top 10 Worst Point Drops for Dow

Fox News
Anna Nicole's Mom Gets OK to See Baby
Eddie Murphy Loses Oscar, Bolts From Show
Friend Says Racy Photos Aren't 'Idol' Contestant Antonella
Pop Tarts: Britney Spears' Troubles Might Be Rooted in Postpartum Depression

Reuters: Top News
Stocks trip on China - Video
Sony expects to resolve PS3 shortages by May
Microsoft's MSN marks Greater China separate region
Kids kill kids in crime-mired Guatemala
Camels, sword-dancing as Saudis mark heritage
Scorsese, Jagger rocking in new movie
Potter star Radcliffe bares all in "Equus"
China stocks open down but quickly recover
Safe-haven bid boosts bonds
Fear gauge posts biggest one-day gain ever
Aussie stocks fall on global markets sell-off
TSX posts biggest loss in years
Housing near a bottom: Tool Works CEO
End of the yen carry trade party?
Centro to buy New Plan Excel for US$3.4 billion in cash
Fund investors brace for effect of market drop
Toyota to build $1.3 billion plant in Mississippi - Video
WRAPUP 3-Airbus to split 10,000 job cuts with contractors
Getronics posts big loss--omits dividend, forecast
Wal-Mart in China deal -- Russia next?

AP World News
Stocks have worst day since 9/11 attacks
Calif. diocese plans bankruptcy filing
Jackson 'evaluating' Las Vegas offers
Smyth, Guerin, Bertuzzi all change teams
LA police probe: Did Blunt foot-and-run?
Campbell regrets hitting maid with phone
Oilers trade All-Star Smyth to Islanders
No indictment in '55 Emmett Till slaying
'Anthrax' at Mo. school was sugar
Lawyer: DNA agreement reached on Brown
Advisers urge OK of bird flu vaccine
Consumer confidence gains in February
Veterans Committee picks no one for Hall
Poll: Deal With Syria and Iran?
DT: Obsessed by Vertical Lift?
Blog: Roggio's Daily Iraq Report
Op-ed: The Terror Formula
Got the Gear? Kit Up!
NASCAR is back!

CENTCOM: Press Releases

Newsmakers: Navy Captains Kevin Frank and Susan Chiaravalle - podcast
Secretary of Defense visits Joint Forces Command
USJFCOM partners with ACT to sponsor NATO urban workshop - podcast

Medal of Honor Recipient Inducted Into Pentagon - Story
Cheney Talks Security in Pakistan, Afghanistan - Story
Gates Urges Congress to Pass 2007 Budget - Story
‘Surge’ Units to be Fully Trained, Equipped - Story
Pace Honors Employers of Guard, Reserve - Story

More Headline News
Britain to Send More Troops to Afghanistan
Bush Tells Governors Iraq Key to Defense of U.S.
Gates Praises Scouts for Achievements
Pilot Receives Medal of Honor for Heroism

Military News
Pentagon Channel Showcases Military Women
Pace Discusses Force Levels, Military Challenges
More Special Ops Troops Will Answer Global Needs
Panel Examines Troop Mental Health Assistance

Virtual Army Experience Lets Civilians Act as Soldiers - Story
New Agency Director to Guide DoD Business Transformation
Iraqi Riverine Assault Company Brings New Strategy to River
Training Becomes More Realistic

War on Terror
Iraqi Army Detains 16 Suspects; Insurgents Kill 15 Civilians - Story
Soldiers, Marine Killed in Iraq
Task Force Improving Iraqi Businesses, Economy
Iraqi Tips Lead to Bomb Factory Discovery

America Supports You
Groups Hold Photo Contest - Story
Troops Get Red Carpet Salute
‘Blue Star Mothers’ Support Military Sons and Daughters
Anchorage Honors Military

Face of Defense
Father, Son Serve in Afghanistan
Soldier Returns to Defend Title
Volunteer Leads With Passion

Iraqi Army Detains 16 Suspects; Insurgents Kill 15 Civilians - Story
For Top News Visit DefenseLink

Signal Company Keeps Brigade Talking - Story
Maintenance Troops Supporting The Fight - Story
Spartans Turn Over Afghan Provinces - Story
Iraqi Business Restoration Progressing - Story

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

Troops, Locals Celebrate Reopening of Market
Iraqi, Coalition Leaders Discuss Security
Army Engineers Oversee Road Construction
Eighteen Graduate from Iraqi Nursing Course

Afghan Doctors Learn New Medical Techniques
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
1066 - Westminster Abbey opens
1570 - Anti-Portugese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas
1653 - 3 Day Sea battle English beat Dutch
1667 - English colony Suriname in Dutch hands
1692 - Salem witch hunt begins
1704 - Indians attack Deerfield MA, kill 40, kidnap 100
1708 - Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island NY, 11 die
1778 - Rhode Island General Assembly authorizes enlistment of slaves
1826 - M. Biela, an Austrian officer, discovers Biela's Comet
1827 - 1st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) chartered
1844 - 12-inch gun aboard USS Princeton explodes
1847 - US defeats México in battle of Sacramento
1854 - Republican Party formally organized at Ripon, WI
1859 - Arkansas legislature requires free blacks to choose exile or slavery
1861 - Territories of Nevada & Colorado created
1863 - Confederate raider Nashville sinks near Fort McAllister, GA
1864 - Raid at Kilpatrick's, Richmond; Skirmish at Albemarle County Virginia (Burton's Ford)
1871 - 2nd Enforcement Act gives federal control of congressional elections
1878 - US congress authorizes large-size silver certificate
1888 - Ferry in San Pablo Bay explodes
1893 - Edward Acheson, Pennsylvania, patents an abrasive he names "carborundum"
1896 - France dismisses Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar
1900 - General Buller's troops relieve Ladysmith Natal
1908 - Failed assassination attempt on Shah Mohammed Ali in Teheran
1917 - AP reports México & Japan will ally with Germany if US enters WWI
1922 - Egypt regains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
1923 - Swedish, King Gustaaf V begins state visit to Netherlands
1924 - US begins intervention in Honduras
1925 - Congress authorizes a special handling stamp
1933 - 1st female in cabinet - Francis Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor; German President Von Hindenburg abolishes free expression of opinion; Hitler disallows German communist party (KPD)
1935 - Nylon discovered by Dr. Wallace H. Carothers
1939 - Great-Britain recognizes Franco-regime in Spain
1941 - 39 U Boats (197,000 ton) sunk this month; British-Italian dogfight above Albania
1942 - Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies; Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit; 1st weapon drop on Netherlands
1943 - 63 U Boats (359,300 ton) sinks this month
1951 - Senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates; French government of Pleven dissolves
1953 - Stalin meets with Beria, Bulganin, Khrushchev & Malenkov
1956 - 13 die in a train crash in Swampscott, MA; Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory
1959 - Launch of Discoverer 1 (WTR)-1st polar orbit
1960 - US wins Olympics hockey gold medal by defeating Czechoslovakia 9-4; 8th Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley, CA close
1961 - JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor
1970 - Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge
1972 - President Richard Nixon ends historic week-long visit to China
1973 - Suriname government of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders
1974 - US & Egypt re-establish diplomatic relations after 7 years; Ethiopian government of Makonnen forms; Labour Party wins British parliamentary election; Taiwan police shoot into crowd
1981 - Calvin Murphy (Hou), sets NBA record with 78 consecutive free throws
1981 - China PR throws out Netherlands ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan
1982 - FALN (PR Nationalist Group) bombs Wall Street
1983 - Final TV episode of "MASH" airs (CBS); record 125 million watch
1988 - 15th Winter Olympics games close at Calgary, Canada; Anti-Armenian pogrom in Azerbaijan, 30 killed
1991 - US & allied forces grant Iraq a cease fire
1993 - Gun battle erupts at Waco, TX, between FBI & Branch Davidians
1994 - Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, went into effect
1995 - Denver International Airport opens
1997 - in Pakistan, kills 45; Smokers must prove they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in US

1690 - Aleksei P. Romanov Russia, son of Peter the Great
1712 - Louis Joseph de Montcalm, de Saint-Véran France, General
1786 - D. François J. Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician
1792 - Henriette, countess d'Oultremont de Wégimont wife of King Willem I
1797 - W. Frederik K., prince of Netherlands/General/Admiral (10 day campaign)
1817 - James Craig, Union Brigadier General
1822 - Matthew Duncan Ector, Confederate Brigadier General
1824 - John Creed Moore, Confederate Brigadier General
1825 - Quincy Adams Gillmore, Union Major General
1833 - Alfred von Schlieffen, Count/Prussian General-field marshal
1882 - José Vasconcelos, Mexican politician/essayist/philosopher
1906 - Bugsy Siegel, gangster created casinos in Las Vegas
1915 - Sir Peter Medawar, zoologist, immunologist (Nobel 1953)
1920 - Jim Olin (Representative-VA)
1924 - Robert A. Roe (Representative-NJ)
1927 - John Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)
1930 - Leon Cooper, US physicist (Nobel 1972)
1938 - Martin Olav Sabo (Representative-MN)
1943 - Hans F. Dijkstal, Dutch minister of the Interior

1261 - Hendrik, Duke of Brabant (1248-61)
1618 - Filips Willem, Prince of Orange, dies at 63
1665 - Lodewijk van Nassau, Dutch governor (Bois-le-Duc)
1781 - Richard Stockton, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 50
1844 - Abel P. Upshur, Secretary of State, dies in explosion on USS Princeton; Thommas W. Gilmer, Navy Secretary, dies in explosion on USS Princeton
1925 - Friedrich Ebert, Social-Democrat president of Germany
1935 - Alexander W.F. Idenburg, Governor-General of Netherlands Indies (1909-16), dies at 73
1940 - Johan C. Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81
1941 - Alfonso XIII de Borbón, King of Spain (1902-31)
1965 - Adolf Schärf President of Austria (1957-65), dies at 74
1966 - Charles A Bassett II astronaut, dies in a crash of T-38 jet at 34; Elliot McKay See, Jr., astronaut, dies in T-38 jet crash at 38
1979 - Mr Ed, talking horse
1986 - Olof Palme, Swedish PM, assassinated in Stockholm; Sven Olof Palme Swedish PM (1969-76, 82-86), assassinated at 59
1991 - Guillermo Ungo, member of El Salvador junta (1979-80)
1993 - Fer A. Olthoff, Dutch WWII resistance fighter (Het Parool)
1994 - Aisin Giorro Pu Chieh brother of Last Emperor of China, dies at 86; Pu Yi, last Chinese emperor, dies at 87

Reported Missing in Action
Moore, James Rodney, USMC (NY); presumed KIA

Coons, Henry A., USN (NY); A6A crashed (w/Stegman), presumed Killed

Hunt, Robert W., US Army (WV); M113 hit with RPG fire, possibly captured, DIC (w/Scuitier)

Stegman, Thomas, USN (MD); A6A crashed (w/Coons), presumed Killed

Scuitier, James J., US Army (NJ); M113 hit with RPG fire, captured (w/Hunt) - PRG says DIC January, 1973

Long, Stephen, G., USAF (OR); O2A shot down, released by PL March, 1973 - retired as a Major - alive and well as of 1998
** earned Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Service Medal **

Boyle, William, US Army SF (PA); had just finished loading wounded into a CH34 when it was hit with rocket fire, presumed KIA

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