Keep Your Helmet On!

Be A Part of a Tribute to Fallen Heroes - Help Build the Fallen Soldiers' Bike
Help support the families of our deployed Heroes - Visit Soldiers' Angels' Operation Outreach
Help Our Heroes Help Others - Click Here to visit SOS: KIDS
Nominate your Hero for IWT's "Hero of the Month" - click here for details!
Search Iraq War Today only

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

In Today's News - Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Quote of the Day
The American's Creed adopted by the House of Representatives, April 3, 1918
I believe in the United States of America
as a government of the people, by the people, for the people;
whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed;
a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States;
a perfect Union one and inseparable;
established upon those principles of freedom; equality,
justice and humanity for which American patriots
sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it,
to support its Constitution, to obey its laws,
to respect its flag, and to defend if against all enemies.

-- William Tyler Page

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
The 2M Barrel Job - Feds: Mich. man set up junket for Saddam
On the Scene Blog: Herridge Reports on Iraq Junket
Iraqi PM Issues Deadline for Militia to Give Up Arms
Battles across Iraq's south in crackdown - Video
AP IMPACT: Shiite enclave back on edge
Militiamen holding out in Basra fighting

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Rabbi Urges Revenge Over Israel Seminary Massacre
Canada court told of Guantanamo rights violations
Israel to approve security equipment for Abbas - Video
More passport reviews found at State

Fallen Heroes
MIA from Korean War Identified

Supporting Our Heroes...or not
Report: Attacks Increase on Recruiting Centers - PHOTOS
PROTEST CAM: Berkeley Marine Recruiting Station
USO Honors Troops, Volunteers

Other Military News
Military tells Bush of troop strains

Worldwide Wackos
Libya offers new deal to terror victims
Iran threatens legal action over U.N. sanctions
Seoul says time, patience running out on N.Korea

Politics / Government
Hillary Not Giving Up
Poll: McCain Benefits From Dem Split
Dems Look to Superdelegates to Help Pick Nominee
Bush Pardons 15 Convicts, Commutes 1 Prison Sentence
Clinton takes hit in new poll on White House race
McCain calls for more vigorous U.S. diplomacy
Bush raises concern about Tibet with China's Hu - Video
Bush says "confident" economy will be stronger
Congress demands answers from Fed, Bear Stearns
Obama's ex-pastor cancels speeches
If Bill Richardson Be Judas, What Does That Make Hillary Clinton?

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Dallas Police Say 13-Year-Old Arrested for Allegedly Luring Young Girls Into Prostitution
18-Year-Old Slashes 4 to Death in Alaska Fishing Town, Cops Say
Police Investigate Baby 'For Sale' in Online Classified
Man Gets 25 Years for Burning Daughter in Microwave
Children Find Parachute Possibly Belonging to Famed Hijacker D.B. Cooper
D.B. Cooper Discovery Energizes Small Town
Pol: Cops 'Screwed Up' With Bomb-Laden Truck
Cops: AK-47s Becoming Weapon of Choice for Criminals
French couple face trial for serial killings
Richie Sambora arrested on suspected DUI

U.N. News
U.N. rights body should take up Tibet crisis: group - Video

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Doctors Cure Boy Whose Blood Flowed Wrong Way
Oregon Woman Who Said She Had Sex Change Now Claims 'He's' Pregnant
High School Cheerleader Dies of Breast Surgery Complications
Priscilla Presley Admits She Fell Victim to Bogus Plastic Surgeon
Shuttle Endeavour Lands in Florida
Jawbone of Oldest Human Ancestor Found - PHOTOS
Study: Belly Fat Increases Risk of Alzheimer's
Ingredients for life found on strange Saturn moon
C-sections linked to cervix length: study
Maternal antibodies may contribute to autism
Brazil finds prehistoric "Sea Warrior" crocodile
Bones show humans in Europe 1.2 mln years ago: study
Motorola to split into two companies in 2009
Verizon asks FCC to help consumers move from cable

Mother Nature
Crashed Pilot Survives Cold, Snow Before Rescue

Man Arrives Home to Find Wife Engulfed in Flames
Police Shut Down Italian Circus After Woman Forced to Swim in Piranha Tank
Complaint: Clerk Screams, Runs from Little Person
Study finds Clinton related to Jolie and Obama to Pitt
Russian farmer sues space agency for falling rocket
Traffickers on the run after flagging down cops
Swan, paddleboat getting back together
Kan. woman recovering from toilet ordeal

Other News of Note
Goodbye, McMuffin Man
L.A. Firefighter Killed in Manhole Explosion Near LAX
American Cancels 200 Flights on MD-80 Aircraft Amid Inspections
Parents Didn't Expect Daughter to Die During Prayer - Aunt Pleaded for Help in Saving Niece
Tibetan Refugees in Kashmir Protest Against China
Leading Chinese Intellectuals Release Petition on Tibet
Major Troop Buildup as Tibet Encircled and Crackdown Intensifies

Fox News
Nude Photo of Carla Bruni to Hit New York Auction Blocks
Reality Check: It's All About the Attitude on 'Idol' and 'Dancing'

Sarkozy, Brown to urge more market transparency - Video
British pomp greets Sarkozy and wife on state visit
Protesters enter Bear Stearns building in New York
Duran Duran world tour off to wobbly start in NZ
Robin Williams' wife files for divorce
Chikezie is American Idol's latest casualty
Clear Channel buyers sue banks over $20 bln deal
Oracle new software sales disappoint, shares down
New-home sales slowest in 13 years, durables down - Video
Motorola to split into two companies in 2009
Bear seeks to stop ex-employees from wooing clients
AMR cancels flights, Delta begins new checks
Gold capital booms, but eyes downturn
Shares slip on bank concerns, weak U.S. data
Clear Channel jumps on deal lawsuit
Gold hits 1-week high on soft dollar, surging oil
Oracle shares fall after results; IBM, SAP down
Bank, economic woes hit Wall St; Oracle dives late - Video
MF Global rises after $800 mln freed up
Oil rises above $106 on U.S. crude data, weak dollar
Yamana Gold profit falls short, stock dips
Rambus says wins memory chip patent case
Silver lining

AP World News
Rancher arrested for selling snake vodka
Riley: Shaq's criticisms of Heat 'sad'
Garnett scores 30 as Celtics sink Suns
MLB union, owners near drug policy deal
Ex-MLB manager Gomez hit by pickup truck
A-Rod won't address Canseco's claims
A's top Red Sox 5-1 for split in Japan
Stocks decline on weak economic data

News Blaze
Task Force Marne graduates third NCO leadership class
Va. Guard Transportation Company in Final Stages of Preparation
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Read about Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Hillah SWAT detains suspected terrorist, discovers large cache
Iraq strategy process well under way, Pentagon spokesman says
Soldiers become American citizens in Africa
Coalition troops, Iraqis conduct medical engagement
260 returning Iraqi families receive aid
Medics support dentists in Narhwan

Industry symposium to raise awareness of 21st century capabilities
Workshop looks at strengthening capabilities in the urban environment - podcast
Command releases report
More about JCOA
JKO provides training for those deployment-bound - podcast
More about Joint Knowledge Online

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Programs Assist Iraqi Engineers
Schools Officially Open Doors in Ameriyah
Coalition, Iraqi Forces Work to Bring Peace to Baghdad
Anbar Leaders Unite Aboard Camp Fallujah
ISOF, advised by U.S. SF, detains 8 suspected insurgents in separate operations (Baghdad)
Marines, Sailors assist Iraqi refinery employees (HAQLANIYAH)
ISF contain violence in Hillah
Two weapons caches found in Shaka 3 area
MND-B attack aviation crews destroy enemy positions
Sixteen rockets strike International Zone in Baghdad

Bush, Cheney Consult Joint Chiefs on Iraq Plans
Iraqi Leader Deserves Credit, Pentagon Spokesman Says
Officials Express Regret Over Death in Suez Canal Incident

Army to Increase Focus on Family
Soldiers Vaccinate Pets in Liberia

New Operations Take Aim at ‘Lawlessness’ in Basra
Air Strike Targets Operative Linked to Car Bombings
Iraqis Set To Adopt Weapons-Qualifications Standards
Reconstruction Team Needs More Engineers to Rebuild

Afghans to Assume ‘Leading Role’ Against Enemy
Eastern Afghanistan Makes ‘Significant’ Security Gains

'Petite' Army Nurse Makes Major Contribution

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
1668 - Britain takes control of Bombay, India
1790 - The US Congress passes the Naturalization Act
1793 - Pro-royalists riot in Vendée region of France
1799 - Napolean captures Jaffa, Palestine
1804 - The US Congress orders the removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana; The Territory of Orleans is organized in the Louisiana Purchase
1862 - Battle of La Glorieta Pass, New Mexico Territory
1863 - West Virginia votes to approve gradual emancipation of slaves
1910 - US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers & the sick
1913 - Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War
1931 - Iraq & Trans-Jordan sign a peace treaty
1935 - "RvJ" Mitchell & Major Sorley discuss the armament of the Spitfire
1942 - The 1st "Eichmann transport" to the Auschwitz & Birkenau Camps
1942 - Colonel-General Rommel launches a German offensive in North Africa
1943 - Army Nurse Elsie S. Ott becomes the first woman to receive an air medal; Battle of Komandorski Islands, Pacific theater
1944 - 705 British bombers attack Essen
1945 - Churchill looks over at the Rhine, near Ginsberg; Generals Eisenhower, Bradley, and Patton attack at Remagen; Japanese resistance ends on Iwo Jima; Kamikazes attack the US battle fleet near Kerama Retto; The US 7th Army crosses the Rhine at Worms
1954 - The US performs an atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1958 - 30th Academy Awards-"Bridge on the River Kwai", Alec Guinness & Joanne Woodward win; The US Army launches America's third successful satellite, "Explorer III"
1960 - Iraq executes 30 after an attack on President Kassem
1971 - Bangladesh declares independence
1974 - The Romanian communist party names Nicolae Ceausescu President
1979 - Israel and Egypt sign the Camp David peace treaty
1982 - In Washington DC, ground is broken for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
1989 - 190 million votes are cast in the first free elections in the USSR; Boris Yeltsin wins

1479 - Vasili III, great prince of Moscow, son of Ivan III
1813 - Thomas West Sherman, Union Brevet Major General
1817 - Herman Haupt, Union Brigadier General
1868 - Fuad I, King of Egypt
1875 - Syngman Rhee, President, South Korea
1893 - Palmiro Togliatti, founder of the Communist Party of Italy
1914 - Ian McGeoch, Vice-Admiral
1914 - William Westmoreland, US Army General (Vietnam)
1920 - George E. Brown, Jr. (Representative, CA)
1930 - Sandra Day O'Connor, 1st female Supreme Court Justice
1940 - Nancy Pelosi (Representative, CA)
1962 - Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko, Russian Lt. Colonel/cosmonaut

0752 - Pope Stephen II, dies only 4 days after his election
1258 - Floris the Guardian, count-regent of Holland, dies
1350 - Alfonso XI, King of Castile & León
1546 - Thomas Elyot British diplomat, dies
1649 - John Winthrop, Puritan & 1st Governor (Massachusetts)
1827 - Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (Appassionata), dies in Wien (Vienna) at 56
1902 - Cecil Rhodes, Prime Minister of Cape Colony (1890-96) dies at 48
1926 - Konstantin Fehrenbach German reichs chancellor (1920-21), dies at 74
1945 - David Lloyd George British (L) premier (1916-22), dies at 82; Isaack Stouten, resistance fighter, shot to death at 29
1948 - Helen Ernst German poster artist/resistance fighter, dies at about 43
1975 - Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz, King of Saudi-Arabia (1964-75), murdered at 68
1983 - Anthony F. Blunt, British art historian/spy for USSR, dies at 75
1993 - Roy Riegels University of California football player who ran wrong way, dies at 84
1994 - Constantine Koukouchkine, Russian diplomat, murdered in Algeria at 41
1996 - Edmund S. Muskie, Vice Presidential candidate/(Governor-ME), dies at 81

Reported Missing in Action
Thompson, Floyd J., US Army SF; L19 shot down (w/Whitesides), released March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Whitesides, Richard L., USAF (CA); L19 shot down (w/Thompson), NVA told Thompson he was Killed

Crow, Frederick A., Jr., USAF (VA); F4C shot down (w/Fowler), released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Fowler, Henry P., USAF (MD); F4C shot down (w/Crow), released by DRV February, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive as of 1998

The following USMC personnel reported MIA when their UH34D crashed while evacuating wounded; all listed as Killed, body not recovered:
Allgood, Frankie E. (KS); passenger

Evancho, Richard (PA); passenger

Green, Larry E. (MI); crew chief

Kerr, Ernest C., Jr. (OH); gunner

Lomax, Richard E. (OH);

Mowrey, Glenn W. (OH); passenger

Allen, Henry L., USAF (FL); O1 shot down (w/Elzinga)

Elzinga, Richard G., USAF (OR); O1 shot down (w/Allen)

Labels: ,