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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Thoughts on the Milblog Conference...

This year's Milblog Conference was even better than last year's! Have to say, it's going to be hard for Andi to top the Presidential opening remarks, but if anyone can do it, she can. The panels were great, the luncheon provided by Soldiers' Angels was wonderful. It was nice to get a chance to say hi again to the bloggers I met last year, and to meet some I didn't know.

A couple of things from this year really stood out for me...

Mr. Robert Stokely addressing us brought home the import of what we do more than almost anything else could have. If we bring some comfort to families of our fallen heroes, that in itself is a reason for our existence. BlackFive has video, here.

At the luncheon, the conference honored some of the Soldiers' Angels present - and one of them, surprisingly, was me! The inscription on the plaque I received is worth more than I think any other honor could be:

The Milblogger Community Honors A
Soldier's Angel
Pam K
For having the special spark to give of yourself so that some young warrior
manning the rampart can know some of the comforts of home.

For having the empahty to render aid to those whose pride may
make it hard to ask for assistance, and to know it when you see it.

They also serve, they who hover and watch...

Like Angels.

Still makes me cry every time I look at it.

John of Argghhh! gave the closing remarks, and led us in a Castle Argghhh "dance" - the conference ended with the soft sounds of Taps, and a room full of heads bowed in remembrance of fallen Heroes. It was a fitting close to a very full day.

And then, on Sunday, I went to Walter Reed. We were at Mologne House for a Barbeque with some of the Heroes there. Before we chowed down on some great food, we had the chance to visit with some amazing Heroes. Patti made sure that we had some goodies to give out, and I depelted my supply of t-shirts pretty quickly. I also had a Hero ask for one of the Soldiers' Angels pins; I only had one left - the one I had on. It's an honor to know that there's a Hero out there who now sports a pin I gave him. I was also there when Project VALOUR-IT handed out laptops; they've now passed the 1,000 mark! Chuck Z made an incredible speech. He told our recovering Heroes that the world didn't stop when they got wounded - that they would get better, and they would more or less just have a new version of "normal." It was great - one Soldier to other Soldiers, words of encouragement from one who had been where they were now. And any of you who have ever heard Chuck know that "entertaining" is really an understatement some times. He also spoke at the conference; there's video here. I was fortunate to be able to spend a little time speaking with Caren, and I tell you, they don't make better than Caren and Chuck. Everyone who works with Project VALOUR-IT - Beth, Chuck, Lynette, Jim - are top notch, and deserve every word of praise that is sent their way. What an incredible program.

I took lots of pictures of the laptop presentations, but I'm not going to post them here. One, I didn't get specific permission from those Heroes to do so, and Two, I am not going to take the risk of any of those pictures being used by some knucklehead. If you were there, and would like copies of the pictures, I'd be happy to send them to you.

My husband asked me later that evening on the phone, "How was Walter Reed?" To be honest, I struggled for an answer. It's hard to explain. Yes, some of those Heroes have devastating injuries. There are missing limbs, shrapnel wounds. But when you spend time with them, it's not their injuries that leave the lasting impression. The Heroes I met at Walter Reed are possessed of incredible character. One, when I asked him if there was anything he needed, said "No ma'am - you all have done so much for me all are amazing." When you meet them, it isn't pity that you feel - it's incredible respect and love. I remember being struck by how young most of them looked. One Soldier was with his wife and infant daughter, and I remember thinking that he didn't look old enough to have a family...And as young as they are, they have seen more, endured more, done more... than most people far older. Many are possessed of a wisdom, a strength, far beyond that others achieve in their whole lives. They are truly Heroes, and it was a humbling experience, and a great honor, to be able to spend a few hours with them on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

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Interagency exercise kicks off
ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AFNEWS) -- The annual exercise Alaska Shield/Northern Edge 2007 got under way May 7 and runs through May 18. It is part of the U.S. Northern Command-sponsored, national-level Ardent Sentry/Northern Edge 2007 exercise. Ardent Sentry is designed to hone coordination between the Department of Defense as well as federal, state, local and private agencies in a series of challenging scenarios ranging from natural disasters to terrorist incidents. More

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Navy Helicopter Crashes near Austin, Nevada

Story Number: NNS070508-05
Release Date: 5/8/2007
8:55:00 AM

From Naval Air Station Fallon Public Affairs

AUSTIN, Nev. (NNS) -- All five crew members of a Navy SH-60F helicopter were killed May 7, in a crash approximately 10 miles west of Austin, Nev. The crash site was initially located by military aircraft at 9:40 p.m. PDT, 15 minutes after the helicopter crashed. A Navy UH-1N search and rescue helicopter, dispatched from NAS Fallon, arrived at the scene at approximately 10:15 p.m.

The helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Seven (HS-7) based in Jacksonville, Fla., was conducting a routine training mission from NAS Fallon. The squadron, part of Carrier Air Wing 3 which deploys on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), began a month-long training detachment at NAS Fallon on April 30. The names of the aircrew are being withheld pending notification of their next of kin.The cause of the accident is under investigation.

For more news from around the fleet, visit

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (May 5, 2007) - The plaque honoring Ensign Jesse Brown that was unveiled during a dedication ceremony at Naval Aviation Monument Park. Brown received his aviation wings on Oct. 13, 1948, as the Navy's first black naval aviator. He was killed when his aircraft went down over Korea in 1950. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class R.J. Stratchko

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At Least 5 Arrested in Alleged Fort Dix Murder Plot

(emphases mine)

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. — At least five people were arrested on charges they plotted to attack the Fort Dix Army base and "kill as many soldiers as possible," federal authorities said Tuesday.

The suspects were scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Camden later Tuesday to face charges of conspiracy to kill U.S. servicemen, said Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey.

Five of them lived in Cherry Hill, about 10 miles east of Philadelphia and 20 miles southwest of Fort Dix, he said.

"They were planning an attack on Fort Dix in which they would kill as many soldiers as possible," Drewniak said.

The suspects were described as "Islamic radicals" by Greg Reinert, a spokesman for the United States Attorney's Office. A law enforcement source told FOX News that all of the suspects are recent converts and were not born Muslims.

The source told FOX News that there were between five and six arrests; the exact number is unclear...

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FOOT PATROL — U.S. Army 1st Lt. Tyler Sweat, an Alpha Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion platoon leader, watches the horizon as Afghan National Army soldiers question a man during a patrol, May 3, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jon H. Arguello

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In Today's News - Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Quote of the Day
“Congress is so strange.
A man gets up to speak and says nothing.
Nobody listens - and then everybody disagrees.”

-- Boris Marshalov

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Car Bomb Kills at Least 16 in Iraq
Report: Iraq child mortality rate soars

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Report: Feds Arrest 6 in Terror Plot to Murder Soldiers at Fort Dix
Olmert expected to meet Abbas next week

Supporting Our Heroes
Queen Elizabeth to honor U.S. soldiers

Other Military News
Air Force Fleet Wearing Down
Humvee Doors Trap Troops
Kansas Governor: Iraq War Hinders Kansas Rescue Effort

Worldwide Wackos
Castro Blames U.S. for Hijack Attempt
Top Korean military brass meet for train talks

Politics / Government
Senate Republican wants Iraq progress by autumn - Video
McCain: Tough for abortion rights rivals
Bush Flubs Queen's Age in Speech
Senate Blocks Prescription Drug Imports
Cheney to follow Rice to Middle East
Bill Clinton announces AIDS drug deals

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
LAPD's Top Cop Demoted in May Day Flap

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
83-Year-Old Forced to Smoke Crack
Professor's Gruesome Death Puzzles Nebraska Town
GRRR! Paris Hilton in Lock-Up
HIV-Positive Man Who Videotaped Encounters Gets Life in Prison for Trying to Have Sex With Teen
Trial Opens for Man Accused of Killing His 3 Sisters, Parents in Iowa
David Hasselhoff Loses Visitation Rights Over Videotaped Drunkeness
South African Woman Guilty of Hiring Hit Squad to Kill Baby
Search Intensifies for Missing Elderly Women
Paris Hilton Begins Appeal of Jail Sentence

U.N. News
China confirms will send engineers to Darfur

Science / Medicine / Technology
Discovery of Biblical Proportions
Huge star explodes in brightest supernova yet seen - Video
Aspirin risk compares to driving cars, study finds

Mother Nature
Early Warning Saved Lives
Governor: War took resources from responders
PHOTOS - VIDEO: Path of Destruction
Kansas Gov. Talks Rebuilding
Wildfires Scorch Minnesota, Florida
Evacuations Ordered in Florida, Minnesota as Wildfires Grow
Study ties coral disease to warmer oceans
Shark attacks woman off Maui
Delegates work on climate change accord

Arkansas Mom Prepares for 17th Child
Study: Ceiling Heights Affect How People Think
Judge: Sheriff Andy no harm to actor

Other News of Note
Power Sharing Begins in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland enters new era - Video
Bumpy road to restoring self-rule
Key facts about Northern Ireland
Paisley elected to lead N. Ireland gov't

Fox News
Report: Panel Finds Wolfowitz Broke Rules
'Extreme Makeover' Host Apologizes for DUI

Reuters: Top News
France's Sarkozy vows talks with unions over reform
Voters tire of caste politics in jumbo India state
Iran accepts agenda deal, unblocking NPT talks
MySpace to acquire Photobucket: source
"El Tigre" leads next wave of Nick games from THQ
London property the world's most expensive
NZ wine retailer says you are what you drink
Wal-Mart delis switch to trans-fat-free oil
Paris Hilton rehires fired publicist - Video
Oil off 6-week low after new Nigeria attack
Futures down as market set to pause from streak - Video
AK Steel jumps on takeover bid report
Adidas shares rally as Reebok revival seen
CBOE a takeover target?
Video: Amex "poised to do whatever"
Bidding war seen over Alcan
Thomson in talks to buy Reuters
WSJ editors knew of Murdoch offer in advance: report
Tyco quarterly profit falls
RBS group may pitch bid direct to ABN shareholders
CVS/Caremark profit jumps
Dynegy posts first-quarter profit

AP World News
Red Wings top Sharks to advance in NHL
Boozer's basket lifts Jazz in Game 1
Reuters, Thomson outline combination
Icahn loses bid for Motorola board seat
Bulls' sweep of Heat a distant memory
'Pacman' lawyers discuss NFL appeal
Obituaries in the news
Poll: Is Torture Okay During War?
New Must-Have Benefits Guide
Op-ed: Iranian-Saudi Proxy War
SpouseBUZZ Live! Going to SD
The Web's Best Equipment Guide
Def Tech: SEAL Mission Creep
Send your love home!

CENTCOM: News Releases

Joint Futures Lab flexes cross-domain translation capability during Trident Warrior 2007 - podcast
Learn more about CDCIE
USJFCOM to assist as DoD and DEA partner up to support personnel recovery - podcast
Learn more about JPRA
Joint Knowledge Development and Distribution Capability rolls out enhanced Joint Knowledge Online - podcast

Signs of Progress Seen in Anbar Reconstruction - Story
Iraqis Can Move Forward as Surge Takes Hold - Story
Institutional Competence Slow, But Growing - Story
National Guard Responds to Tornado Aftermath - Story
Employer-Support Agency Gains New Chief - Story

More Headline News
Bush Calls for Responsible War-Spending Bill
Secretary Visits Joint Readiness Training Center
Gates Thanks Wounded Warriors for Sacrifice
Division Targets Flow of 'Accelerants of Violence'

Military News
Officials ID Five Missing World War II Airmen
Webcasts Bring Graduations to Deployed Parents
Edwards Airmen Star in 'Ironman' Superhero Movie
U.S. Soldiers, Community Remember Wereth 11

War on Terror
Iraqi, Coalition Forces Detain 24 - Story
Three Servicemembers Killed
Taliban Militants Detained
12 U.S. Troops Die in Iraq

America Supports You
Group Helps Families in Crisis - Story
Pentagon Concert Kicks Off Military Appreciation Month
RE/MAX Receives Award for Supporting Troops, Families
Grassroots Groups Join Celebration
Singer Shows Military Appreciation

Unmanned Aircraft Wing Debuts
New Concept Ensures Latest Technologies Reach Warfighters
Technology Leaves No Place to Hide

Face of Defense
Specialist Sews for Others - Story
Airman Dedicates Work to Fallen
Army Scientist Studies Soldiers
Soldier Helps African Youngsters
Soldier Beats Injury, Runs Marathon

Institutional Competence Slow, But Growing, General Says - Story - Bio
Transcript: Roundtable (pdf)
Bloggers' Roundtable Web Site

Five Taliban Militants Detained - Story

Spartan Sappers Secure Area of Operation - Story
Wolfhounds Secure Economic Success Iraq - Story
Bombed-out Baghdad Building Has New Mission - Story
New Brigade Status Brings More Responsibility - Story
Water Tops Priorities for Kirkuk’s Rural Majority - Story

Aerial Porters Save Lives by Moving Air Cargo
Dragon Soldiers Vie for Prestigious Invitation
Kirkuk Police Academy Boosts Training Level
Combat Medics Proven Under Pressure
Yusufiyah Joint Security Station Opens
Communications Airmen Make the Connection
Army Engineers, Iraqis Build New Water Plant

Marines Donate Fitness Equipment to Villagers
Marines Collect Sandals for Residents in Africa
Country Desk Officers Play Vital Role in Africa

Troop Commander Delivers Aid, Mentorship
Unmanned Aircraft Boosts Surveillance Efforts

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
0535 - John II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0615 - St Boniface IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0685 - St Benedict II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1360 - Treaty of Brétigny signed by English & French
1429 - French troops under Joan of Arc rescue Orléans
1450 - Jack Cade's Rebellion-Kentishmen revolt against King Henry VI
1521 - Parliament of Worms installs edict against Marten Luther
1541 - Hernando de Soto discovers Mississippi River
1624 - Hungarian king Bethlen Gábor & emperor Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Vienna
1639 - William Coddington founds Newport, RI
1660 - English parliament asks King Charles II resigns
1721 - Michelangiolo dei Conti replaces Pope Clement XI, as Innocent XIII
1741 - France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg
1784 - Only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)
1792 - British Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier, WA; US establishes military draft
1794 - US Post Office established
1823 - "Home Sweet Home" 1st sung (London)
1834 - Charles Darwin's expedition returns to the Beagle; Prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium
1840 - Alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process
1842 - Versailles to Paris train catches fire; 50 die
1846 - 1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto, TX
1847 - Robert Thompson patents rubber tire
1858 - John Brown holds antislavery convention
1861 - Richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy
1862 - Valley Campaign: Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell VA
1863 - Confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia
1864 - Actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway Bridge VA (Drewry's Bluff); Atlanta Campaign: Severe fighting near Dalton; Battle of Antietam, VA (Spotslyvania Court House, Laurel Hill)
1871 - English-US treaty ends Alabama dispute
1877 - 1st Westminster Dog Show held
1878 - Paul Hines makes baseball's 1st unassisted triple play
1879 - George Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile
1881 - Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolian monarch
1886 - Atlanta pharmacist (Jacob's Pharmacy) Dr John Styth Pemberton invents Coca Cola (contained cocaine)
1895 - China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki
1900 - 250 grave robbers shot to death
1902 - Mount Pelée erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000
1916 - German munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes
1919 - 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane
1921 - Sweden abolishes capital punishment
1924 - Memel territories given to Lithuania
1925 - French colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco
1926 - 1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd); Fire breaks out in Fenway Park
1929 - Jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway
1936 - Jockey Ralph Neves unexpectedly revived after being declared dead after a fall; His wife fainted when he returned to the track
1941 - German Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean
1942 - 1st twilight game in 24 years, the Dodgers top Giants 7-6 raising $60,000 for Navy Relief Fund; Battle of Coral Sea ends; Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack German summer offensive opens in Crimea
1943 - Admiral Cunningham of British fleet: "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass"
1944 - 1st eye bank opens (NYC); 33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death;
U-575 sinks Asphodel
1945 - Canadian troops move into Amsterdam; Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet; General Von Keitel surrenders to Marshal Zhukov near Berlin; V-E Day - Germany signs unconditional surrender, WWII ends in Europe
1949 - West German constitution approved
1950 - Chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons
1952 - Mad Magazine debuts
1958 - President Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock; Vice President Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru
1959 - 3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship; 200 drown just yards from shore
1960 - USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
1961 - 1st practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport, TX; Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington
1962 - 1st Atlas Centaur Launch; London trolley buses go out of service
1963 - JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression
1966 - Only homerun ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Frank Robinson)
1969 - Cambodia recognizes German Democratic Republic
1970 - Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street
1973 - Indians holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender
1974 - Canadian Government of Trudeau falls
1977 - David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings
1980 - World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated
1984 - Thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed; USSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics
1987 - Gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)
1988 - François Mitterrand elected President of France
1989 - US space shuttle STS-30 lands
1991 - CIA director William H Webster resigns
1993 - 16 year old Keron Thomas disguises himself as a motorman & takes NYC subway train & 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour ride
1994 - 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes; Ernesto Pérez Balladares elected President of Panamá; José Maria Figueres becomes President of Costa Rica; President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people
1996 - South Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution

1521 - Peter Canisius [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint
1753 - Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence
1763 - John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman
1786 - Thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry
1810 - James Cooper, Union Brigadier General
1814 - Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist
1824 - William Walker, filibuster/President of Nicaragua (1856-57)
1828 - Jean Henri Dunant, Swiss writer/founder (Red Cross (Nobel Peace Prize 1901))
1833 - Frank Wheaton, Union Brevet Major General
1836 - Bryan Morel Thomas, Confederate Brigadier General
1871 - [Émile M] Louis Madelin, French historian (French revolutionary)
1882 - Philips C. Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat
1884 - Harry S. Truman, 33rd US President (D) (1945-1953)
1899 - Friedrich August von Hayek, Austrian author (The Road to Serfdom)/co-recipient of Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (1974)
1899 - Jan F. van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter
1904 - John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, BBC news announcer/commentator
1914 - Lord Murton of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords)
1924 - Tristan Jones, sailor / author / adventurer
1925 - Ali Hassan Mwinyi, President of Tanzania
1926 - Ronald Waterhouse, high court judge; Sir David [Frederick] Attenborough London England, environmentalist/zoologist/TV host (BBC)
1928 - Theodore Sorensen, presidential advisor (JFK)/author (1000 Days)
1929 - V. N. M. Korte-van Hemel, Dutch Secretary of Justice (CDA)
1934 - Leonard Hoffmann, high court judge
1935 - Viscount Falkland, British peer (Liberal-Democrat)
1936 - Neville Purvis, British Vice Admiral (Chief of Fleet Support)
1937 - Dennis DeConcini (Senator-AZ); Michael Simmons, Air Marshal (British Ministry of Defense)
1940 - Peter Benchley, novelist (Jaws, The Deep)
1941 - James A Traficant, Jr. (Representative-OH)
1942 - Norman Lamont, MP/Chancellor of Exchequer
1945 - Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, jurist (Holland's secret service)
1948 - John Reid, MP
1952 - Charles J. Camarda, PhD/astronaut
1963 - Clemens Lothaller, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13 backup)

0535 - John [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35)
0685 - Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85)
1319 - Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319)
1725 - John Lovewell, US Indian fighter, dies in battle
1773 - Ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head
1794 - Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined
1844 - Charles XIV Johan [Jean B Bernadotte], King of Sweden/Norway
1853 - Joannes P. Roothaan 1st Dutch Lieutenant Colonel-General of Jesuits, dies at 67
1861 - Láseló Teleki, Hungarian earl/revolutionary, commits suicide
1864 - James Samuel Wadsworth, Union Major-General, dies in battle at 56
1887 - Alexander Ulyanov, brother of Lenin/hanged for assassination of tsar
1909 - Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat
1915 - Henry McNeal Turner, 1st Black US Army chaplain, dies at 82
1932 - Albert Thomas, French socialist politician
1943 - Mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed
1958 - Nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered
1973 - Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player
1976 - Ulrike Meinhof, led Germany Red Army Faction
1994 - Cobina W. "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88
1997 - Kai-Uwe Von Hassel, German President of Bundestag (CDU 1969-72)

Reported Missing in Action
LaHaye, James D., USN (WI); F8D shot down, KIA/BNR

Ray, James E., USAF (TX); F105 shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

McCuistion, Michael K., USAF (NE); F105D shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Steimer, Thomas Jack, USN (CA); F4B shot down, KIA/BNR

The following US Army personnel reported MIA when their UH1C was shot down - all KIA/BNR:
Condrey, George T. III (GA); pilot

Dayton, James L. (IL); aircraft commander

Jenne, Robert E. (UT); crewman

Jurecko, Daniel E. (TX); crewchief

Brashear, William J., USAF (CA); F4C shot down (w/Mundt)

Mundt, Henry G., USAF (TX); F4C shot down (w/Brashear)

Leaver, John M., Jr., USN (MA); SH3G shot down (passenger, w/Taylor)

Taylor, Edmund B., Jr., USN (OH); SH3G shot down (passenger, w/Leaver)

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