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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Marine Lance Cpl. Eric Frazier, a reservist from Nashville Tenn., fires a 9 mm pistol electronically tied into the Fire Arms Training System at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In the background, program manager Barry Yancosek runs a combat-based scenario that helps severely injured servicemembers feel like soldiers and Marines again. Defense Dept. photo by Fred W. Baker III

Full Story: Walter Reed Weapons Training System Gets Troops Back to Shooting

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In Today's News - Saturday, June 23, 2007

Quote of the Day
"The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world,
who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life
for men to see by."

-- Felix Adler

Sorry - travelling home today, so didn't have time to put up news headlines, but here are the usual spots to check out the headlines yourself:

Fox News

Reuters: Top News

AP World News

CENTCOM: News Releases


Multi-National Force-Iraq



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
- William Penn signs a friendship treaty with the Lenni Lenape American Indians
in Pennsylvania.
1860 - Congress establishes the Government Printing Office; the U.S. Secret Service is established.
1865 - Confederate Brigadier General (and Native American) Stand Watie is the last Confederate General to surrender, at Fort Towson.
1925 - A landslide dams the Gros Ventre river, creating the 3-mile long "Slide Lake" in Wyoming.
1938 - The U.S. Civil Aeronautics Authority is established.
1947 - Congress overrides Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
1951 - British diplomats Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean defect to the U.S.S.R.
1961 - USAF Major Robert M. White takes the X-15 to 32,830 m.
1967 - The U.S. Senate censures Thomas J. Dodd (CT - Chris Dodd's father) for misuse of campaign funds.
1969 - Warren E. Burger is sworn in as a Supreme Court Chief Justice.
1985 - A bomb destroys an Air India Boeing 747 while in flight near Ireland, killing 329.

1763 - Josephine, Empress of France
1894 - Duke of Windsor, briefly King Edward VIII of England
1913 - William P. Rogers, U.S. Secretary of State
1930 - Donn F. Eisele, Colonel, USAF / astronaut (Apollo 7)

Reported Missing in Action:
Belknap, Harry John, USN (NC); F4B crash, KIA, body not recovered

Nyman, Lawrence F., USN (WA); F4B crash, KIA, body not recovered

Booth, James E., USAF (CA); F4D shot down, reported dead, but info not confirmed

Casey, Donald F., USAF (TN); F4D shot down, reported dead, but info not confirmed

Condit, William H., Jr., USAF (OH); KIA, remains ID'd June, 1998

Reed, Terry Michael, USAF (TX); KIA, remains ID'd June, 1998

Sage, Leland C., USN (IL); A4E shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Phillips, Robert P., US Army (OH); presumed dead

Pederson, Joe P., US Army (PA); presumed dead

Rozo, James M., US Army (NY); reportedly escaped POW camp in 1973, presumed dead

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