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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

HOOAH Tijuana Flats!!


- Donation to Support Deployed Armed Forces and their Families -

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 22, 2007) – Known for its mouth-numbing hot sauces and community initiatives, Tijuana Flats today presented Soldiers’ Angels with a $35,000 donation collected from in-store and online sales of the restaurant’s “Smack My Ass & Call me Santa!” holiday hotsauce during the 2006 holiday season (from Nov. 1 through Dec. 24, 2006). The Tijuana Flats Just in Queso Fund® donation will support the Soldiers’ Angels commitment to continually provide aide and comfort to deployed soldiers and their families by sending care packages and messages of hope.“We chose Soldiers’ Angels as last year’s holiday charity as a way to support our troops,” said Camp Fitch, Tijuana Flats president and chief executive officer. “We had been searching for away to help out our armed forces for a long time, and our partnership with Soldiers’ Angels granted us the opportunity. We’re extremely proud to serve our nation’s heroes.”

With 100 percent of the donation serving to assist wounded troops, the majority of the Just in Queso funds will support the Soldiers’ Angels “Project Valour-IT” program, which provides voice-controlled software and laptop computers to wounded soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines recovering from hand and arm injuries or amputations at major military medical centers.

The voice-operated laptops allow wounded heroes to send and receive messages from friendsand loved ones, “surf the Net” and communicate with buddies still in the field without having topress a key or move a mouse.

Another of Soldiers’ Angels programs that will benefit from the Tijuana Flats donation is the First Response Backpack initiative, which was developed to provide comfort to wounded heroes. The First Response Backpack is a backpack stuffed with personal items, which are necessary to the physical comfort of the soldiers while recovering at an off-site hospital. A typical First Response Backpack contains toiletries, articles of clothing and undergarments to provide the soldier some relief from the airy hospital gowns and a phone card to call their family and loved ones whilethey recover.

Also, each Backpack includes a blanket, dubbed a "Blanket of Hope," hand made by Soldiers' Angels volunteers and accompanied by a note of well wishes for each soldier.

Soldiers' Angels is an all volunteer run organization that started in June 2003. Their mission is to provide aide and comfort to any of the armed forces and their families. By sharing a common vision of service, the volunteers of Soldiers' Angels send care packages and messages of hope to deployed soldiers and their loved ones at home. This initiative has grown to be an Internet community with thousands of people worldwide and the addition of new members every day. For more information about Soldiers’ Angels, visit

Tijuana Flats’ Just In Queso Fund® was designed to help people in the restaurants’ communities build a better tomorrow by providing resources in times of need and by making donations to other human service programs that help families in the communities the restaurantservices.

About Tijuana Flats

Established in 1995 in Winter Park, Fla., Tijuana Flats is a unique, fast-casual Tex-Mex dining experience featuring superior guest service and fresh, made-to-order food. Tijuana Flats has locations in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The restaurants are typically found in high-traffic areas and average 2,200 square feet. Known worldwide for their own brand of hot sauces, Tijuana Flats Hot Foods Inc., a separate company, provides the restaurants’ specialty products, hot sauces and condiments, including one of the hottest sauces in the world, Smack My Ass and Call Me Sally…“The Slap Heard Around theWorld.” Another of the company’s famous hot sauces, the mango-flavored “Just in Queso” sauce, supports the Just in Queso Fund®, a year-round, not-for-profit reserve to aid people and programs in their time of need. Tijuana Flats offers gift packages for sale both in its restaurantsand at

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HOME CONSTRUCTION — U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Heranio Wagayen, of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4, constructs a building to be used for guard shacks and billeting at Camp Ramadi, Iraq, May 15, 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge

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Where Am I?

Back in a city I know pretty well; it's one of my fairly frequent destinations, and I'm beginning to feel fairly comfortable making my way around. It's got a restaurant that has some of the best wings I've had anywhere.

This city is where one teenager wanted to join the Marines so much that he lost more than 100 pounds (bet he wasn't taking in any of those wings) in order to qualify. He stated that he wanted to join the Marines "because they’re the best of the best."

In April, the amphibious transport dock named for this city (the third U.S. Navy ship to be so named) hosted a naturalization ceremony for 59 servicemembers, while at port in San Diego. This is her:

Her motto is "Promptus et paratus"

Winner this month (first correct answer via email) gets a copy of Ron Winter's book "Masters of the Art: A Fighting Marine's Memoir of Vietnam" (Really good book - a definite must-read)

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Iraqi Special Operations Forces and coalition forces conduct a search and rescue mission in an attempt to find three U.S. Army soldiers missing in action, May 13, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael B.W. Watkins

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In Today's News - Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Quote of the Day
"A good Navy is not a provocation to war.
It is the surest guarantee of peace."

-- U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Democrats Table CampaignTo Link War Funds, Pullout - VIDEO
Car Bomb Kills 25 in Baghdad Market
Coalition Forces Detain Nine in Search for Missing Soldiers
Iraqi, MND-B Troops Discover Abandoned House Used for Violence
Coalition Soldiers Repair Bombed Out Bridge on Highway 1

Operation Enduring Freedom
ANA, Coalition Forces Encounter Dozens of Enemy Fighters in Sangin
U.S. Forces Not Involved in Kandahar Shootings
Afghan National Army, Coalition Soldiers Battle Enemy Fighters in Kapisa
ANP, Coalition Forces Withstand Enemy Ambush in Paktya
Five Militants Detained in Khowst
Special Operations Medical Team Treats Hundreds
Tribal Elders Surround Insurgents

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Blast in Turkish Capital Kills 6, Injures 80
Refugees Flee Lebanon Gunbattle - PHOTOS
Israel Attacks Hamas Targets in Gaza - VIDEO
U.S. mulls military funding plea from Lebanon - Video (Oh, HELL no!)
Fragile truce lets Palestinians flee Lebanon camp - Video
Video:Fragile truce holds in Lebanon
Israel threatens Hamas political leaders
Arab Nations Back Lebanon Crackdown

Fallen Heroes
Book Captures Solemnity, Ceremony in Arlington

Other Military News Op-ed: Post-War Suicides
Iraq Veterans Protest War in Germany
Leaders Have Restored Trust at Walter Reed

Religion of Peace??
Some US Muslims say suicide attacks OK (Not surprising, but certainly scary)

Worldwide Wackos
Hugo Chavez to Finance Danny Glover Movies (Sounds like this could be a movie in itself - "The Maniac and the Moonbat")
Iran, Belarus to stand together against critics

Politics / Government
Body Found in Search for Missing New Jersey Fishing Boat
Report: John Edwards Charges $55,000 for Speech on Poverty (Ah, don't you just love Democrat hypocrisy?)
China says don't push it on trade - Video
Colombia rebels target U.S. trade pact at peace talks
Bush: successor should brace for war
Labor wielding clout in presidential race
U.S. pushes China on food safety (Probably goes something like this - hey, China...wanna stop putting poison in food? Please? Pretty please?)
House approves bill to combat spyware
Giuliani: I can battle in the blues
Study: Lincoln ill at Gettysburg Address

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Immigration Deal Doomed? - Senators lining up to add amendments
Immigration deal survives early test

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Custody Fight for Missing Mom's Kids - VIDEO
Man Gets 24 Years in Prison for Posing as Dying Boy to Sexually Coerce Girls
Jury Sees Video of Phil Spector's Driver
Driver Who Tested Positive for DUI Not Arrested, Dies in Wreck 3 Hours Later
Florida Family Shocked They Weren't Told New Home Was Scene of Triple Murder-Suicide (Not surprised. In CT, and most states, I believe, prospective buyers would have to specifically request that they be told of any crimes, deaths, reports of paranormal activity, etc., in a house they were looking at)
3 Shot in Chicago Savings and Loan Heist
Redskins Players Defend Vick, Dog Fighting (No defense for this as far as I'm concerned, and the reaction of the players in this story is disgusting)
Baby Burned in Microwave Out of Hospital
Russian Charged in Ex-Spy's Poisoning
Woman Jailed for Fetus-Snatch Attempt
Trooper suspended over porn star claims

U.N. News
Climate change to spur allergies, ticks, malaria: U.N. (I noticed they forgot to include spontaneous human combustion and involuntary liver ejection...)

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
CNN in deal to offer more local news on Internet
Anchor Stone Phillips out at NBC News

Science / Medicine / Technology
Hints of past hot springs found on Mars
Cheaper solar power heads mainstream
Google takes stake in genomics info startup
Red wine may reduce risk of prostate cancer: study
New heart guidelines aim to stop newborn defects
Red wine may reduce prostate cancer risk

Mother Nature
Denver Zoo Monkey Dies of Plague
Girl, 8, Scares Off Coyote That Bit Brother
Active Atlantic hurricane season seen
Coasts brace for a busy hurricane season
Calif's wayward whales balk at bridge

60-Year-Old Woman Delivers Twin Boys - VIDEO
Man busted while drunk driving in wheelchair
Viagra may aid jet-lagged travelers, study shows

Other News of Note
Station Owner's 'No Gas' Protest - SPEAKOUT!- Gas Tracker: Find Your Price at the Pump
Woman Survives Crash With Train After Boyfriend Stops on Tracks

Fox News
Thousands Attend Falwell Funeral PHOTOS
NEWS IN PICTURES: Today's News in Photos
Japan's 'Nobel' for Foreign Comic Artists
Pop Tarts: Keira Knightley Says She's 'One of the Heaviest in Hollywood'
Paula Abdul Breaks Nose in Dog Mishap
Angelina Jolie Film About Slain Reporter Daniel Pearl Filmmaking of Highest Order
'American Idol' Finale: Jordin vs. Blake Is No Simple Equation

Reuters: Top News
Irish PM makes last-ditch push before Thursday vote
Subrprime mortgage fallout
Ex-lenders eye booming senior market
Brioni rated men's top luxury brand: study
Third "Pirates" film grows up, themes turn darker
Scorsese launches foundation to preserve films
Nasdaq closes at six-year high on deals
Oil drops below $70 on easing gas concerns
Casino shares soar on Tracinda/MGM Mirage
Dollar edges upward as rate cut view eases
Copper falls as China worries weigh
Reuters Global Mining Summit
"Crazy" to ignore commodities plays
Notebook: Not all mining is high-risk
Made in China or made in the U.S.?
Alcan rejects takeover by Alcoa
Fremont shares soar on stake, loan unit sales
Intel, STMicro create flash memory venture
McDonald's pushing McMuffins and coffee in China
OSI says suitors raise offer to $3.18 billion

AP World News
Cowell: Final 'Idol' vote a tough choice
Stocks end flat after choppy session
Aaron won't reconsider Bonds decision
New Texas stadium to host '11 Super Bowl
Jessica Alba says she hates to hear 'no'
Lawyer grills Landis on manager's firing
P&G plans smaller, stronger detergent
Raptors give coach Mitchell new contract
CompUSA to narrow its retail focus
New Book Reveals Military Benefits
The TRICARE Pregnancy Runaround
Test: Are You Special Ops Material?
Truth Behind Homeowner's Insurance
Find the Perfect Argument Now!
Custom Rides

CENTCOM: News Releases

Liveblogging: Joint Urban Warrior 07
U.S. Joint Forces Command, Marines begin Joint Urban Warrior 07
Unmanned vehicle management system capability under evaluation - podcast
USJFCOM and Microsoft announce cooperative research and development agreement - podcast
More about CRADAS
U.S. Joint Forces Command modeling and simulation division wins award
Liveblogging: Department of Defense Modeling and Simulation Conference 2007
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
Noble Resolve 07 enhancing homeland defense - podcast
Liveblogging: Noble Resolve 2007
Learn more about Noble Resolve
Joint integration vital for Atlantic Strike participants
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense meets with USJFCOM - podcast

Acting Army Secretary Meets With Wounded Soldiers
Defense Officials Promote Language Programs
Soldiers’ Armor Best in the World, General Says
Anbar Ready for Political Progress, General Says
Bush, Scheffer Discuss NATO Issues in Texas

More Headline News
Air, Ground Units Continue Search for Soldiers
Official: Oil Initiatives, Funding Paying Off in Iraq
Secretary Urges Students to Push Technology

Military News
USS Anzio Rescues Stranded Ukrainian Sailors
New Stamp Features Air Force One
Army Basic Training Stresses IED Awareness
Video: Army Corps of Engineers Plugs Tunnel

War on Terror
Troops Detain 15 Suspects
State-Run Iraqi Enterprises Promising
Troops Free 5 Captive Iraqis
Forces Battle Enemy in Kapisa
Multiple Terror Suspects Killed
Nine Soldiers Killed in Iraq

America Supports You
Frequent Flyers to be Heroes
Massive Book Donations Arrive
Group To Hold Grief Workshops
Charlie Daniels Band Rocks
‘Life Scholarships’ Offered for the Severely Wounded
Bookseller Makes Donation

Thinking Lean, a Must for Force
Navy Launches USNS Byrd
New Tactical Vehicle Rolls Out

Face of Defense
Navy Dad, Marine Son Reunite
Marine Trains in Anti-Terrorism
TV Brings Family Together
Doc to Join Medical Corps
Sailor Shares Iraq Experiences

Airmen Prepare Camp for New Living Quarters - Story
Basrah Healthcare Centers Near Completion - Story
Apache Crews Keep Eyes on Mission in Iraq - Story
Al Qaim Medical Facility Gets Needed Upgrade - Story
School Receives Supplies, Medical Attention - Story
Senior U.S. Enlisted Leaders Meet with Troops - Story

Squadron Adopts ‘Raising the Bar’ Mentality
Soldiers Repair Bombed-out Bridge on Highway
Army Engineers Monitor Reconstruction Program
Marine Cooks Up Morale, Troop Welfare in Iraq

Joint Effort to Repair School Library in Africa
Task Force Showers Orphans With Supplies

Hard Work Creates Progress in Border Provinces
Coalition Forces Diffuse Soviet–era Bomb


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
12BC - A daytime meteor shower, possibly Zeta Perseid observed in China
0760 - 14th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1176 - Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo
1200 - Peace of Goulet
1370 - Jews are expelled/massacred from Brussels Belgium
1455 - Richard of York takes St. Albans, kidnapping King Henry VI (opening battle in War of the Roses)
1526 - Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac
1570 - 1st atlas, with 70 maps, published
1594 - Earl Mauritius & Willem Louis begin siege of Groningen
1629 - Emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lübeck
1659 - France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty
1712 - Emperor Karel VI crowned king of Hungary
1746 - Russia & Austria sign treaty of cooperation
1761 - 1st life insurance policy in US, issued in Philadelphia
1762 - Sweden & Prussia sign peace treaty
1784 - Ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy
1803 - 1st public library opens (Connecticut)
1807 - Former Vice President Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond, VA (acquitted); Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Philadelphia)
1819 - 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (leaves Savannah GA)
1843 - 1st wagon train, 1000+ departs Independence MO for Oregon
1849 - Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying device
1856 - Violence in Senate, South Carolina Representative Brooks uses a cane on Massachusetts Senator Sumner
1858 - Confederación Granadina (now Colombia) forms
1863 - General Grant begins siege on Vicksburg; War Department establishes Bureau of Colored Troops
1864 - Battle of North Anna River, VA (Totopotamy River, Haw's Shop, Hanovertown)
1868 - Great Train Robbery; 7 men (Reno Brothers) make off with $98,000 in cash
1872 - Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners (except for 500)
1888 - Leroy Buffington patents a system to build skyscrapers
1891 - 1st motion picture shown to National Federation of Women's Clubs
1892 - Dr. Washington Sheffield invents toothpaste tube
1900 - Associated Press organizes in NYC as non-profit news cooperative; Edwin S. Votey patents pneumatic piano player
1906 - 10th anniversary of Olympics, celebration held in Athens, Greece; Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane
1909 - 1st San Fransisco fireboat, David Scannell, launched
1915 - Local train collides with troop train, killing 226 (Gretna Scotland)
1916 - French troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont, Verdun
1923 - Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British premier
1924 - In Chicago, Nathan Leopold & Richard Loeb kidnap Robert Franks
1926 - Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang, China;Dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop
1927 - 8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed
1928 - US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act
1931 - Canned rattlesnake meat 1st goes on sale in Florida
1933 - Loch Ness Monster is 1st reportedly sighted by John Mackay; World Trade Day/National Maritime Day 1st celebrated
1939 - Hitler & Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"
1940 - Dutch Premier De Geer begins working with Nazis; Prime Minister Winston Churchill flies to Paris
1941 - British troops attack Baghdad
1942 - México declares war on Nazi-Germany & Japan
1943 - 1st jet fighter is tested; RAF scatters 1st copies of "The Flying Hollander"; Stalin disbands Komintern
1945 - 6th Marine division reaches suburbs of Naha, Okinawa; NSB-Führer Rost van Tonningen attempts & fails at suicide
1947 - "Truman Doctrine" goes into effect, aiding Turkey & Greece; 1st US ballistic missile fired
1950 - Celal Bayar elected president of Turkey
1953 - President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill
1955 - Oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th
1956 - "Bob Hope Show" last airs on NBC-TV
1957 - South Africa Government approves race separation in universities
1959 - Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., becomes 1st Black USAF Brigadier General
1960 - Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severely damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo, HI at 01:04 AM
1961 - 1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Space Needle in Seattle), opens
1962 - Netherlands telephone net becomes completely automated; Robert A. Rushworth, USAF major, takes X-15 to 30,600 meters; Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inning game
1963 - Greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured
1964 - LBJ presents "Great Society"
1967 - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debuts on NET (now PBS); Egyptian president Nasser closes Straits of Tiran to Israel; Fire at L'Innovation department store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)
1969 - Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 miles (15km) above lunar surface
1970 - Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus
1972 - Ceylon becomes Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified; US President Nixon begins visit to Moscow
1973 - President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up
1976 - NASA launches space vehicle S-179
1977 - Final European scheduled run of the Orient Express (94 years)
1979 - Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau
1981 - Soyuz 40 returns to Earth
1985 - US sailor Michael L. Walker arrested for spying for USSR
1987 - 30 killed in a Texas tornado
1988 - Károly Grósz succeeds party leader János Kádár in Hungary
1990 - Microsoft releases Windows 3.0; North & South Yemen merge to form Republic of Yemen
1991 - Roh Jai Bong resigns as premier of South Korea
1992 - India launches its Agni rocket; Johnny Carson's final appearance as host of the Tonight Show

1671 - Abraham Patras, Governor-General of East-Indies (1735-37)
1804 - John William (Turk) Livingston, Commander (Union Navy)
1821 - Alfred Sully, Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)
1828 - Albrecht Gräfe, pioneer eye surgeon, founded modern ophthalmology
1859 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author (Sherlock Holmes)
1874 - Daniel F. Malan, Premier of South-Africa (1948-54)
1912 - Hendrik Koekoek, Dutch MP (Farmers Party)
1919 - Paul Vanden Boeynants, Premier of Belgium (1966-68, 1978-79)
1920 - Thomas Gold, astronomer (proposed steady-state theory of universe)
1930 - Dieuwke Y. W. de Graaff-Nauta, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior
1940 - Bernard Shaw, news correspondant (CBS, CNN)
1948 - Richard Baker (Representative-LA)
1953 - John Edward Stevens, bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List)
1955 - Sam Coppersmith (Representative-AZ)

0337 - Constantine the Great, emperor of Rome (306-37)
0987 - Louis V le Faineant the Lazy, King of France (986-87), poisoned at 20
1501 - Robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66
1540 - Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/President of Romagna, dies at 57
1667 - Alexander VII [Fabio Chigi], Italian Pope (1655-67), dies at 68
1819 - John H. van Kinsbergen, Dutch Lieutenant-Admiral/founder (Corps Marines), dies at 84
1859 - Ferdinand II [Re Bomba], Dutch King of Sicily, dies at 49
1880 - Heinrich Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician, dies at 80
1885 - Victor(-Marie) Hugo, French writer (Les Misérables), dies at 83
1925 - John [Denton Pinkstone] French, British field marshall (WWI), dies at 72
1988 - Giorgio Almirante, Italian fascist (member of parliament), dies at 73

Reported Missing in Action
Backus, Kenneth F., USAF (NY); F4C shot down (w/Perrine)

Holmes, Lester Evan, USAF (NY); O1E shot down, presumed KIA/BNR

Perrine, Elton L., USAF (NY); F4C shot down (w/Backus)

Vogel, Richard D., USAF (OH); F4C shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

The following USAF personnel reported MIA when their C130A was shot down:
Adam, John Q. (KS); crew

Chambers, Jerry L. (OK); crew

Glover, Calvin C. (OH); crew

Knebel, Thomas E. (AR); passenger

Mason, Wiliam H. (AR); pilot

McPhail, William T. (TN); crew

Mitchell, Thomas B. (CO); pilot

Pate, Gary (GA); crew

Rash, Melvin D. (VA); crew

Also reported MIA this day in 1968:
Crews, John H. III, USAF (NC); F4D shot down, presumed KIA/BNR

Miller, Edwin F., USN (NJ); RF8G shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

St. Pierre, Dean Paul, USAF (IL); F4D shot down

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On the Road Again...

Lots to do this morning; posts will be up this afternoon.

Also, I'll be travelling this week - watch for a "Where Am I?" post tomorrow; blogging will be taking place in the evenings for the next few days.