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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Cav Honors, Bids Farewell to Civil Affairs Soldiers

On Easter morning, Col. David Sutherland, commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, salutes a memorial dedicated to Maj. Alan Johnson, a civil affairs Soldier, who was killed in action Jan. 26. The memorial service was held on Forward Operating Base Warhorse in Baqubah, Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ben Fox, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

Before the small unit leaves, Col. David Sutherland, commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, pins end of tour medals on his outgoing civil affairs Soldiers and welcomes the incoming unit at Forward Operating Base Warhorse in Baqubah, Iraq April 8. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ben Fox, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

Chaplain (Capt.) Jesus Perez, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gives a benediction on Easter morning after a memorial ceremony for Maj. Alan Johnson, 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion, who was killed in action Jan. 26. The ceremony was held on Easter morning at Forward Operating Base Warhorse in Baqubah, Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ben Fox, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

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POETTs walk their beat, help secure Iraqi-Syrian border

Communication specialist, Staff Sgt. Todd Walker, walks and jokes with a local Iraqi boy at the Iraq-Syria border March 22. Walker is one of several members on the Point-of-Entry Transition Team, stationed at Combat Outpost Heider. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Paula Taylor, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

SR# 032407-45
March 24, 2007

By Sgt. Paula Taylor
4th BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs

COMBAT OUTPOST HEIDER, Iraq – With weapons loaded and at the ready, they walk their beat in full battle-rattle, carefully making their way through the crowd.

All eyes are on them—heads turn and people nudge one another for a better look. This isn't just a routine patrol and they aren't your average cops. They are members of the Point-of-Entry Transition Team, or POETT, and their “beat” is to help secure the border between Iraq and Syria. Their home stations range from Fort Bragg, N.C. to Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and their jobs range from military intelligence to military police officers. The team works around the clock in shifts and hand-in-hand with the Iraqi security forces to ensure everyone entering the country has a legitimate reason, passport and goods.

"Our job is to assist the Iraqis the best we can to create a functional, safe and organized point of entry between Syria and Iraq," said Staff Sgt. A.J. Lyons, a military intelligence representative on the POETT from Fort Huachuca. "We try to help them interdict any contraband, [improvised explosive devices] or foreign fighters trying to cross the border."

Since the team arrived one year ago, Lyons said the point of entry has significantly improved.

"It's gotten a lot better. The security measures that have been put into place, such as the addition of T-barriers and a computerized passport system that checks and maintains records of travelers, has resulted in several arrests. We've also done a lot of training with the Iraqis, as far as weapons training, developing a security plan and how to respond to a catastrophic event such as a car bomb. We've also given them medical training, gotten a lot of the POE soldiers qualified in [combat lifesaver] and equipped the medical staff better than they were before."

To help the POETT get the Iraqi border and customs police officers trained, and to augment their team, several military police officers from the Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division were brought up to the border from Forward Operating Base Marez, just outside Mosul, Iraq.

"The M.P.s brought a lot of police expertise and a police mentality to the team," said Lyons. "They've taught a lot of classes on vehicle searches, personnel searches and customs laws. They are teaching the Iraqis better policing techniques. They've been a huge help and a welcomed addition to the POETT."

"On a day-to-day basis, we interact with the Iraqi security forces a lot," said Spc. Charles Holt, military police officer, STB. "Mostly, we deal directly with the customs police. We're making sure the people entering the country are being properly taxed and that they're not bringing in any weapons or illegal contraband. Everyone has to get searched, have their passports checked and stamped, and their vehicle inspected," the Slaton, Texas, native added.

The Iraqi border and customs personnel are grateful for what the POETT has done to help them.

"The team supports our troops on the point of entry," said Gen. Wahled, point-of-entry director. "Without them, we would have insurgent's actions here. They keep the [Iraqi border staff] motivated to do their jobs and do their jobs better. The Coalition Forces have also helped supply us with food, weapons and uniforms. They have provided the Customs Security Battalion training, as well as the customs police and inspectors."

Lyons, who is scheduled to leave within the next week to return to his job as an instructor at the Military Intelligence Center and School in Fort Huachuca, said he has enjoyed his tour and feels confident his team has made a positive impact on border security. "We're lucky to have such a good group [of Soldiers] that were willing to come together and work together," said Lyons. "It's definitely been a team effort. I think we've done a really good job."

A new POETT has arrived to COP Heider and is scheduled to begin training to take over the mission March 24.

Military police officer Staff Sgt. Johnny Nelson, Special Troops Battalion, unlocks the gate in the early morning March 23 at the Iraqi border. Nelson, a Cerro-Gordo, N.C. native, was chosen to participate in border security missions on the Point-of-Entry Transition Team and has been living at the border since February 2007. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Paula Taylor, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

An Iraqi customs police officer checks the passport of a driver entering Iraq from Syria. Once the passport is checked, the driver will pull forward, show his manifest and get his load x-rayed. Based on the amount and type of goods being brought into Iraq, the driver will pay a load tax before being authorized to travel inside Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Paula Taylor, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

Point-of-Entry Transition Team chief, Lt. Col. Michael Landers, inspects the load and passport of a citizen at the drive-thru checkpoint on the Iraqi-Syrian border March 22. Landers and his team are responsible for training the Iraqi border and customs police officers and assisting with security at the border outside the city of Rabiyaah. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Paula Taylor, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

Military police platoon leader, 1st Lt. R.J. Henderson, Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, uses his hand-held radio to communicate with other members of his team at the Iraqi-Syrian border March 21. Henderson, a San Luis Obispo, Calif., native, works at the border to help provide training for the Iraqi customs police and border police officers, as well as providing security. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Paula Taylor, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

Iraqi border police practice casualty evacuation procedures under the direction of Coalition Forces of the Point-of-Entry Transition Team Feb. 17. The purpose of the training was to enhance the border security forces’ ability to react to catastrophic emergencies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John Keenan, Special Troops Battalion, 4th BCT, 1st Cav. Div.)

A member of the Iraqi border security forces addresses a group of citizens at the Point of Entry at the Iraqi-Syrian border Feb. 21. The citizens are lined up waiting to have their passports checked before being permitted to enter Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John Keenan, Special Troops Battalion, 4th BCT, 1st Cav. Div.)

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BAQUBAH SEARCH — U.S. Army Spc. Douglas Harlan, left, and a fellow soldier conduct a cordon and search for weapons caches and insurgents in Old Baqubah, Iraq, April 2, 2007. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall

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In Today's News - Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Quote of the Day
Liberty cannot be caged into a charter
or handed on ready-made to the next generation.
Each generation must recreate liberty for its own times.
Whether or not we establish freedom rests with ourselves.

-- Florence Ellinwood Allen

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
16 U.S. Soldiers Injured in Iraq Fighting
U.S. troops, helicopters battle gunmen in Baghdad - Video

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Four suspected bombers killed in Casablanca - Video
Israel sees "disappointment" over Hamas prisoner list
Hijacker of Turkish plane surrenders
Ex-police chief lying in Madrid bombing trial-minister
Judge rejects Padilla torture argument
Agent: Engineer said he passed secrets
Judge denies bid to keep militant jailed

Troops on Trial
Naval Academy Midshipman Gets 2 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse Conviction

Fallen Heroes
House Panel Plans Lynch, Tillman Probes

Other Military News
DOD proposal limits high-interest loans

Worldwide Wackos
North Korea miss deadline in nuclear deal: NBC
Idaho seeks share of U.S. food sales to Cuba
Cubans fret over pesos before politics
Iran planning documentary on sailor "confessions"

Politics / Government
'We've Run Out of Patience' - House panel subpoenas Gonzales for documents
AP Poll: Congress' Public Approval Up to 40 Percent
Senate, Bush head for showdown on stem cells
Bush invites Dems to meet about Iraq
GOP, Dems Battle Over Funding U.S. Troops
McCain presidential bid linked to Iraq

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
No Clues - Family offers $10,000 reward (missing preacher's wife)
Duke Attorneys Hope for Rape Case Decision
9-Day Stay Granted on Pulling Baby's Plug
'Girls Gone Wild' Founder Joe Francis in Federal Custody
Police: Texas Mom Used MySpace to Solicit Kidnappers for Son
2 Students Shot Inside Chicago High School
Trial delayed for diapered ex-NASA astronaut
Astronaut's Car Had Bondage Photos, Pills
Calif. college team probed in rape case
Suspect held in Mich. office shooting
Boy agrees to 45 years in school killing
2 Chicago high school students injured by gun

U.N. News
Russia, U.S. clash at U.N. over Georgian region

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Google Earth maps atrocities in Darfur

Science / Medicine / Technology
Most Doctors Believe Religion Good for Health
Blood cells help treat diabetes patients: study
Signs of water seen on planet outside solar system
Matsushita to sell 42-inch full high def plasma TV
NASA delays shuttle launch to fix hail-damaged tank
Erbitux fails pancreatic cancer trial

Mother Nature
NEWS IN PICTURES: Sinkhole Scare
Coyote Bites 20-Month-Old Boy Outside New Jersey Home
Gore pins hopes on Live Earth environment concerts - Video
Little time to avert big temperature rise: U.N. study
Killer whale knocks trainer off wall

Let Them Eat Crescent Rolls!
Family Claims Wide-Awake Surgery Led to Minister's Suicide
In baby-scarce Japan, marriage is delivered to door
Man's wives have no sense of humor
Serial car thief only after the fuel

Other News of Note
Learn English, Por Favor!
Fighting the Flames (former home of Johnny Cash destroyed by fire)
KFC Rat Complaint: Rodent Fell From Ceiling

Fox News
NFL Suspends Pacman Jones for Full Season
Rutgers Women's Basketball Team Agrees to Meet With Don Imus
DNA Tests: Larry Birkhead Is the Father of Anna Nicole Smith's Baby
Pop Tarts: Did Britney Spears Have Liposuction?
Bad Note Sounds as Movers Drop Piano Off Truck
Maggie Gyllenhaal Wanted for 'Fear of Flying'

Reuters: Top News
Paris Hilton, Richie give enemas on "Simple Life"
Dow ends up in best streak in 4 years; Alcoa gains
Oil rebounds on Iran, gasoline worries
M&A helps Euro shares to 6-week closing high
Futures signal shift in U.S. crude market
Global stocks roar back despite U.S.
Alcoa profit rises; sees aluminum demand growth
U.S. automakers challenge Vermont emissions law
Fed's Plosser: U.S. economy weaker than expected
Nasdaq in talks to buy Phila. Stock Exchange: report
D.R. Horton orders down 37 pct, spring sales weak
EMI concerns grow at Warner Music

AP World News
AP NewsBreak: Catholic abuse claims drop
Staples CEO gets about $10M compensation
Gas price hikes to ease, gov't says
Cablevision appeals network DVR ruling
Op-Ed: My Medal is Bogus?
Slideshow: Drowning Pool's USO Tour
Blog: The Battle for Baghdad
I Am Spouse, Hear Me Roar!
Get Military News Via RSS Feed
Def Tech: Fire For Effect!

CENTCOM: News Releases

USJFCOM continues to improve Joint National Training Capability - podcast
USJFCOM supports intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance conference - podcast

Casey Takes Over Army Helm as Chief of Staff - Story
Photos: Change of Responsibility Ceremony
Bush Urges Vigilance in Seeing Iraq Succeed - Story
Bush Asks Congress to Pass War-Spending Bill - Story
Remarks: President on the Iraq War Supplemental
Afghans, Coalition Increase Fighting Capabilities - Story
Huachuca to be Home of Human-Intel Training - Story
Exercise Fortifies Partnerships With North Africa - Story

More Headline News
Bush Thanks National Guard for Securing Border
Iraqis Mark Anniversary of Saddam’s Removal
Military Leaders Call for Supplemental Passage

Military News
Four Guard Brigades Alerted for Iraq Duty
Officials ID Remains of 10 World War II Servicemen
Officials Stress Zero Tolerance of Sexual Assault

War on Terror
Airmen Provide Force Protection - Story
Six Soldiers Killed in Iraq
Six Taliban Fighters Killed
Troops Detain 14 Suspects in Iraq

America Supports You
Bush Thanks Troops - Story
Quilts Comfort Children
Foundation to Lend a Hand
Emeril Cooks Combat Cuisine

Chaplain Invents New Chapel Kit - Story
Program Connects Troops to Public
Walter Reed Using 3-D
Soldiers Test New Vehicles

Face of Defense
Airman Overcomes Cancer - Story
Hard Work, Dedication Pays off
Captain Relates Experience
Engineer's Idea Saves Money

Bush Urges Congress to Pass Supplemental War-Spending Bill - Story

Iraqi Police Join Security Mission in Diwaniyah - Story
‘Black Hawk’ Troops Help Bring Peace to Haifa - Story
Commando Brigade and Iraqi Army Render Aid - Story
Army Chaplain Invents A Portable Chapel Kit - Story

‘Black Lions’ Seize Weapons Cache in Baghdad
Troops Capture 14 Suspected Terrorists
Tankers Talk Shop, Try Out Weapon Systems
Platoon Baits Suspect to Protect Children
Troops Help Repair, Secure Baghdad Roadways

Air Force Captain Teaches Classes, Experiences
Female Medics Take Forward Mission to Heart
Afghan Government, Coalition Aid Flood Victims

Airmen Help Djiboutians Learn English
Soldiers Keep Promise, Check on Injured Girl
Postal Specialists Deal With Limited Space

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

Today in History
0672 - Deusdedit III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0678 - Donus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1471 - King Edward IV of England conquers London from Henry VI
1512 - Battle at Ravenna - France under Gaston de Foix beats Spanish Army
1551 - English premier John Dudley appointed duke of Northumberland
1564 - England & France sign Peace of Troyes; Liege Prince-Bishop Robert van Bergen resigns
1567 - Dutch Prince William of Orange flees from Antwerp to Breda
1579 - Venlo joins Union of Utrecht
1580 - Drenthe joins Union of Utrecht
1677 - Battle at Montcassel - French troops beat Prince William III
1689 - William III & Mary II crowned as joint rulers of Britain
1713 - Peace of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces to Britain - English, Prussian, Savoois, Portuguese & French peace treaty
1814 - 1st abdication of France by Napoleon; he is exiled to Elba
1848 - Hungary becomes constitutional monarchy under King Ferdinand of Austria
1856 - Battle of Rivas; Costa Rica beats Wm Walker's invading Nicaraguans
1862 - Rebels surrender Fort Pulaski, GA
1863 - Battle of Suffolk, VA (Norfleet House)
1865 - Battle of Mobile AL - evacuated by Confederates; Lincoln urges a spirit of generous conciliation during reconstruction
1876 - Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks is organized; Sir Charles Gordon ends religious tolerance in Sudan
1881 - River ferry "Princess Victoria" sinks in Thames River Ontario, 180 die
1890 - Ellis Island designated as an immigration station
1891 - 8 year old Jewish tailor's daughter disappears in Greece, rumour spreads that she was a Christian girl ritually killed by Jews
1898 - President William McKinley asks for Spanish-American War declaration
1899 - Treaty of Paris is ratified, ending war; Spain cedes Puerto Rico to US
1900 - US Navy's 1st submarine made its debut
1902 - Battle at Rooiwal, South-Africa
1906 - Einstein introduces his Theory of Relativity
1921 - Iowa imposes 1st state cigarette tax; Turkestan ASSR is established in Russian SFSR
1924 - Socialists win Denmark's parliamentary elections
1925 - Abd el-Krims Rifkabylen beats French army in Morocco
1926 - Flemish Economic Covenant (VEV) forms in Ghent
1927 - Chilean General Carlos Ibáñez names himself president
1929 - Loetafoon celluloid film system demonstrated in Amsterdam
1933 - Hermann Göring becomes premier of Prussia
1939 - Hungary leaves League of Nations
1941 - Germany blitzes Conventry, England; Jewish Weekly newspaper taken control by Nazis; Nazi occupiers in Netherlands confiscate Jewish assets
1942 - Distinguished Service Medal for Merchant Marines authorized
1943 - Frank Piasecki, Vertol founder, flies his 1st (single-rotor) craft
1944 - RAF bombs census bureau in The Hague
1945 - Allies liberate 1st Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald, Germany; SS burns & shoots 1,100 at Gardelegen; US captures Tsugen Shima; US troops conquer Mülheim, Oberhausen, Bochum, Unna, Essen
1950 - Prince Rainier III becomes ruler of Monaco; US B-29 bomber shot down above Latvia
1951 - President Harry Truman fires General Douglas McArthur
1953 - Oveta Culp Hobby becomes 1st at Health, Education, & Welfare
1956 - Singer Nat Cole attacked on stage of Birmingham theater by whites; French government decides to sends 200,000 reservists to Algeria
1957 - Ryan X-13 Vertijet becomes 1st jet to take-off & land vertically; Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires
1959 - Dutch prince Bernhard visits Lockheed factory
1960 - 1st weather satellite launched (Tiros 1)
1961 - Israel begins the Adolf Eichman WWII crimes trial; Austrian 4th & last government of Raab resigns
1965 - 40 tornadoes strike US midwest, killing 272 & injuring 5,000
1968 - President Lyndon Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act; Polish Marshal Spychalski succeeds Ochab as president; West Berlin student Rudi Dutschke seriously wounded at demonstration
1970 - Apollo 13 launched to Moon; unable to land, returns in 6 days
1972 - Benjamin L. Hooks named to the FCC
1974 - WWII war criminal JP Philippa arrested
1979 - Ugandan dictator Idi Amin overthrown; Tanzania takes Kampala
1980 - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulates sexual harrassment
1981 - Ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him; Race riot in London area of Brixton
1983 - NASA launches RCA-F
1984 - Challenger astronauts complete 1st in space satellite repair; Soyuz T-11 returns to Earth; Chinese troops invade Vietnam; General Secretary Konstantin U Chernenko named President of Soviet Union
1986 - Dodge Morgan completes nonstop sail solo around the world in 150 days; Halley's Comet makes closest approach to Earth this trip, 63 million km; A Canadain 1921 50¢ piece auctioned in NYC for $22,000
1991 - Space Shuttle STS 37 (Atlantis 8) lands; UN Security Council issues formal cease fire with Iraq declaration
1992 - Euro-Disney opens near Paris, France; Irish Republican Army bombs London financial district, killing 3
1993 - Kirsan Ilumzjinov installed as President of Kalmukkie

1370 - Frederick I, the Warlike elector of Saxony
1770 - George Canning, British PM (1827)
1794 - Edward Everett, (Governor-MA), statesman/orator
1825 - Ferdinand Lassalle, French politician/founder (Allgemeiner)
1837 - Ephraim Elmer Ellsworth Union Army Colonel
1862 - Charles Evans Hughs, 11th Chief Justice of Supreme Court (1930-41)
1862 - William W. Campbell, US astronomer/director Lick Observatory
1867 - John P. Lotsy, Dutch botanist/geneticist (Genetics)
1893 - Dean G. Acheson, statesman/US Secretary of State (1949-53)
1902 - Quentin Reynolds, newscaster (Its News to Me)/author (FBI)
1910 - Antonio Sebastiao Ribiero de Spínola General/President of Portugal
1918 - Richard Wainwright, MP
1919 - Hugh Carey (Governor-NY)
1929 - Lawrence Coughlin (Representative-PA)
1930 - Nicholas F. Brady, US Secretary of Treasury (1988-93)
1930 - W. G. [Bill] Hefner (Representative-NC)
1932 - F. Gregory Neubeck, USAF pilot
1938 - Michael Deaver, politician/influence peddler (S&L scandal)
1941 - Frederick "Rick" Hauck, astronaut (STS-7, STS 51-A, STS-26); David Lyle Boren (Senator-OK)
1942 - Anatoli Nikolayevich Berezovoi Enem Adygeya, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-5)
1947 - Michael Hindley, British Member of European Parliament
1955 - Piers J. Sellers, PhD/astronaut

0678 - Donus, Italian Pope (676-78)
1034 - Romanus III Argyrus, Byzantine emperor (1028-34), assasinated by wife
1240 - Llywelyn ab Iorwerth the Great, monarch of Wales (1194-1240)
1512 - Gaston de Foix, French pretender to Navarra throne, dies in battle
1783 - Nikita I Panin, Russian earl/ambassador in Denmark, dies at 64
1875 - Heinrich Schwabe, discoverer of 11-year sunspot cycle
1902 - Hendrik Potgieter, South African Boer General, dies in battle
1903 - Gemma Galgani, Italian saint, dies at 25
1906 - James A. Bailey, circus showman (Barnum & Bailey), dies at 58
1916 - Richard Harding Davis, journalist, dies at 52
1921 - Augusta Victoria, Queen of Prussia/wife of Emperor Wilhelm II
1945 - Kamiel van Baelen, Flemish resistance fighter (in Dachau), dies at 29
1970 - John H. O'Hara, US journalist (Pal Joey, Rage to Live), dies at 65
1985 - Enver Hoxha, party leader/premier of Albania, dies at 76
1989 - Henk van Galen, Last Dutch journalist, dies at 68
1993 - Mohammed el-Himi, Brigadier-General of Egyptian police, murdered; Rachmon Nabiyev, President of Tadzjikistan (1973-92), dies at 63
1994 - Johan Block, Dutch aviation pioneer (Martinair/Transavia), dies at 64
1996 - Daniel Wolf, journalist, dies at 80; Jessica Dubroff, hoped to be youngest to fly across US, crashed at 7

Reported Missing in Action
Swanson, William E., USNR (MN); A1H hit by flak and crashed, Killed, BNR

Whittemore, Frederick H., USN (NV); A4F shot down, KIA/BNR

Nelson, Jan Houston, USMC (FL); A4E shot down, KIA/BNR

Buerk, William Carl, USAF (CA); F100D shot down, KIA/BNR

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