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The FReeper Foxhole Honors our Veterans - November 11th, 2005
Department of Veterans Affairs and The Foxhole

Posted on 11/10/2005 9:22:39 PM PST by snippy_about_it



Lord,

Keep our Troops forever in Your care

Give them victory over the enemy...

Grant them a safe and swift return...

Bless those who mourn the lost.
.

FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer
for all those serving their country at this time.



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U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues

Where Duty, Honor and Country
are acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated.

Our Mission:

The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans.

In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood and support.

The FReeper Foxhole hopes to share with it's readers an open forum where we can learn about and discuss military history, military news and other topics of concern or interest to our readers be they Veteran's, Current Duty or anyone interested in what we have to offer.

If the Foxhole makes someone appreciate, even a little, what others have sacrificed for us, then it has accomplished one of it's missions.

We hope the Foxhole in some small way helps us to remember and honor those who came before us.

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Veterans Day



To our veterans - Thank You



Veterans Day

A day set aside to honor our country's living veterans. At the Foxhole honoring veterans is a major part of our mission.

Whereas we will not forget those who died or our POW/MIAs, and those who are currently serving, today we specifically honor those men and women living among us who have served our country in times past, our living veterans.

Especially here at the Foxhole we are blessed to have veterans as part of our Foxhole family both as readers and contributors.


We would like to welcome all our veterans to the Foxhole on this very special day as we attempt to honor you and thank you for your service to our country. Freedom is not free and our debt to you and those gone before you can never fully be paid. May God richly bless you all. Welcome home and we will never forget.

It matters not where, when or how your served; here at home or in a foreign land, in the air, at sea or on land; in peacetime or in war, on the battefield or behind a desk; on supply lines; as an engineer, a mechanic, an infantrymen, a cook or medic. You chose to volunteer or fullfilled your duty by the draft and served America and we are forever grateful. Every job is important as they all support each other and the cause of freedom.

Some sacrifices are greater, yes, and some service more dangerous than others, yet all service is sacrifice by the troop and their family and we highly respect that service. Some gave all, all gave some.

Thank you all - from SAM and snippy




"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." --Thomas Paine, Founding Father




"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their Nation."
--George Washington


"Let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain."
--Dwight D. Eisenhower




Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty.

--- Department of Veterans Affairs



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Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle.

While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime.

In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty.

While Veterans Day is typically a tribute to America's living veterans, it is always appropriate to include a moment of respect for those who gave their lives for their country.

The signing of the World War I Armistice took place in a railway coach near the battle zone in France. The bugles sounded "cease firing" and the hostilities ended, marking a most significant moment in world history.

Although 11 a.m. remains a traditional hour for this type of tribute, a moment of silence is appropriate at any time and may be followed by an instrumental or vocal rendition of "Taps."



Like other things of great value, the security this country enjoys did not come cheaply. Part of the cost has already been paid by Americans who answered the call to military duty when their country needed them. They served in 11 wars from the Revolution to the Persian Gulf, earning the special distinction "veteran."

But another part of freedom's cost must continue to be paid long after the guns have been silenced. This debt is owed America's veterans.



”In each of America's struggles, heroes in uniform emerged to inspire and spur us on to victory. Our veterans'steadfast resolve to stand and fight for the American way of life is a constant reminder that the righteousness of our destiny overarches the anguish of our losses.

America's servicemen and women, who became our Nation's veterans when they set their uniforms aside and resumed their civilian lives, distinguished themselves through their willingness to risk life and limb in defense of the freedoms we all cherish.

I am honored and privileged to lead the Cabinet Department that was charged by Abraham Lincoln to redeem our Nation's debt to liberty's defenders.

Those who have served our Nation in uniform are the best people our society has to offer. We owe them our full support, and our sincerest thanks.

America's veterans did not shrink from battle; they did not yield to fear; they did not abandon their cause. All too often they paid the ultimate price.

By their example of courage under fire, they raised up a new nation, inspired by the dignity of the common man -- a nation blessed with heroes and heroes' dreams. That is leadership of the highest quality. That is America's leadership legacy.”

Excerpt from VA Secretary Principi's speech on July 2, 2003 at the National Young Leaders conference in Washington, DC.



We welcome your well wishes to our veterans and please share any pictures or stories you might have of your own service or a friend or family member. If you'd like to post a picture and have no server just send me a freep mail and we can post it for you.



Thank you all and enjoy your Veterans Day!




1 posted on 11/10/2005 9:22:41 PM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: All
America's Living Veterans

WWI
Living Veterans Less than 200
Total That Served 4,734,991

WWII
Living Veterans 3,526,000
Total That Served 16,112,566

Korean War
Living Veterans 3,257,000
Total That Served 5,720,000

Vietnam War
Living Veterans 8,055,000
Total That Served 9,200,000

Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Living Veterans 1,900,000
Total That Served 2,322,332

War on Terrorism*
Veterans** 194,700
Total That Served 1,428,383

Total Living Veterans - 24,737,500


*Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom
**Service members who have left the military
***As of 8/16/05


2 posted on 11/10/2005 9:23:01 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: All; SAMWolf; Diver Dave; CholeraJoe; Professional Engineer; colorado tanker; Iris7; ...
I received this list from my dear friend bkwells last night and thought it would be perfect to post here today. We love all you guys and gals.

In honor of our living veterans and their wonderful American sense of humor.


---Military Operational Readiness---Rules Of Engagement(ROE)----

US Marine Corps ROE:

1. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.

2. Decide to be aggressive enough, quickly enough.

3. Have a plan.

4. Have a back-up plan, because the first one probably won't work.

5. Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

6. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun whose caliber does not start with a "4."

7. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.

8. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral & diagonal preferred.)

9. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.

10. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.

11. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.

12. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.

13. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating your intention to shoot.

US Army ROE:

1. Select a new beret to wear.

2. Sew patches on right shoulder.

3. Change the color of beret you decide to wear.

US Army Rangers ROE:

1. Walk in 50 miles wearing 75 pound rucksack while starving.

2. Locate individuals requiring killing.

3. Request permission via radio from "Higher" to perform killing.

4. Curse bitterly when mission is aborted.

5. Walk out 50 miles wearing a 75 pound rucksack while starving.

US Navy ROE:

1. Drink Coffee.

2. Go to Sea.

3. Drink Coffee.

4. Brief Strike Aircraft.

5. Drink Coffee

6. Watch movie.

7. Make a new pot of Coffee...

8. Launch Missiles.

9. Drink Coffee.

10.Deploy the Marines.

11 Drink Coffee.

Navy SEALS ROE:

1. Look very cool in Gargoyle sunglasses.

2. Kill every living thing within view.

3. Adjust speedo.

4. Check hair in mirror.

US Air Force ROE:

1. Have a cocktail.

2. Adjust temperature on air-conditioner.

3. See what's on HBO.

4. Ask "what is a gunfight?"

5. Request more funding from Congress with a "killer" Power Point presentation.

6. Wine & dine 'key' Congressmen, invite DOD & defense industry executives.

7. Receive funding, set up new command and assemble assets.

8. Declare the assets "strategic" and never deploy them operationally.

9. Hurry to make 1045 tee-time.


3 posted on 11/10/2005 9:25:40 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: alfa6; Allen H; Colonial Warrior; texianyankee; vox_PL; Bigturbowski; ruoflaw; Bombardier; ...




To The FReeper Foxhole

It's Veterans Day. Good Morning Everyone.

If you want to be added to our occasional ping list, let us know.


4 posted on 11/10/2005 9:29:14 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf

As Tiny Tim said, God Bless us every one...

To all vets who visit the Foxhole today, my undying gratitude to you for your service. We are better today for that.


5 posted on 11/10/2005 9:31:34 PM PST by HiJinx (~ www.ProudPatriots.org ~ Serving Those Who Serve Us ~ Operation Season's Greetings ~)
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To: snippy_about_it; All
Ms. Snips! Wonderful thread. I peak over here at you and Sam and the rest of the kids here- all the time. Happy Veterans day to the entire foxhole crew. I will be in remembrance of our veterans all day today, and my children and I have a few things we plan to do to honor this day for our heroes. Thank you for the ping and for honoring our veterans everyday- the way you all here do.
6 posted on 11/10/2005 9:35:41 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks)
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To: snippy_about_it; xzins; JulieRNR21; Vets_Husband_and_Wife; Cinnamon Girl; Alamo-Girl; Bigg Red; ...
Hiya Snippy .... enjoy Veteran's Day ... and THANKS for all you do on these threads!

To all Veterans: THANK YOU for your service! Enjoy the day!

±

"The Era of Osama lasted about an hour, from the time the first plane hit the tower to the moment the General Militia of Flight 93 reported for duty."
Toward FREEDOM

This is my Military/Veteran's Affairs ping list. FReep mail me if you want ON/OFF the list.

7 posted on 11/10/2005 9:36:17 PM PST by Neil E. Wright (An oath is FOREVER)
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To: snippy_about_it

OH that is so true about... drinking lots of coffee in the Navy! And when you're out of coffee, Mountain Dew will suffice until someone can get more coffee.


8 posted on 11/10/2005 9:37:34 PM PST by Peanut Gallery
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To: Neil E. Wright

Please come to this thread and sign the Petition to Oppose the Red Crescent in the proposed design for the Flight 93 Memorial:


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1516992/posts

Then please ping you lists to the thread.


9 posted on 11/10/2005 9:48:02 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (I BELIEVE CONGRESSMAN WELDON !!!)
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To: HiJinx

Thank you for your service jinxy.


10 posted on 11/10/2005 9:53:01 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

Thanks Betsy.


11 posted on 11/10/2005 9:53:34 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Thank you for your kind words and thank you for your service to our country.


12 posted on 11/10/2005 9:54:20 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Peanut Gallery

I hear tell the Navy has the best coffee around.


13 posted on 11/10/2005 9:59:56 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Bump!


14 posted on 11/10/2005 10:01:08 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: snippy_about_it

Thanks for the thread.












BOO!!


15 posted on 11/10/2005 10:09:06 PM PST by U S Army EOD (LET ME KNOW WHERE HANOI JANE FONDA IS WHEN SHE TOURS)
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To: snippy_about_it

Salute to my brothers and sisters.

Fresh coffee is being served in the forward mess. We'll be getting underway as soon as the divers chip away the coffee grounds from the screws and rudders. :)

Thanks for the Veteran's Day Tribute.


16 posted on 11/10/2005 11:01:13 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Peanut Gallery

didn't have any Mountain Dew with me, but I do remember selling cokes and ginger ales for about 2 bucks a piece to the Marines heading back out to the ship with me on an LCU.... Marines will buy just about anything at any price after they've been out all night drinking ;-)


17 posted on 11/10/2005 11:14:08 PM PST by tarawa
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf


18 posted on 11/11/2005 12:35:23 AM PST by RasterMaster (Sharpen Your Sticks & Grab Your Buckets - Merry MOOSEMUSS!)
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To: snippy_about_it

At least thirty - forty years ago Navy coffee was poor but plentiful. Sleep was sparse. Seven day work weeks.

When every warm flat square foot is covered with sleeping men (can't put the "racks" down until after 4 PM) during lunch you are seeing the real Navy. When lunch is skipped to take a nap. The meals are gigantic because they are often missed.

Yesterday's Navy was wooden ships and iron men. How about today? Still Iron Men? You bet.


19 posted on 11/11/2005 1:44:37 AM PST by Iris7 ("Let me go to the house of the Father.")
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To: snippy_about_it
The Air Force seems to have been working eight hour days. Imagine.

Hands down the Army had the worst food and the best card players. Never had Air Force chow. The Navy mess on Guam was fantastic. Marines drank too much, unlike swabs who all can hold their likker (grin).

Speaking of Marines, a couple of old ones were selling poppies a few years back. I stopped a minute to BS. Wife was present, the Marines were gentlemen (believe it or not most Marines are gentlemen) and we talked a little of the old talk, but without "colorful" language as there was a lady present.

I fed them the old line "the Marines are part of the Navy". (True, of course.) The reply? "Yeah, the men's part."

How can you not like such great guys?

20 posted on 11/11/2005 2:05:31 AM PST by Iris7 ("Let me go to the house of the Father.")
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To: snippy_about_it

Happy Vetersn Day to all our veterans who've fought so hard for the freedoms we enjoy today. Thank you so much for your service for our country. You're very much appreciated.


21 posted on 11/11/2005 3:03:53 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: snippy_about_it

Good morning every one, and to our Veterans thank you each and every one for your service to America and to keeping us free.


22 posted on 11/11/2005 3:47:10 AM PST by GailA (Glory be to GOD and his only son Jesus.)
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To: All
I'm off to the VFW for a pancake breakfast.

The only day of the year that I eat pancakes.

The things I do for my country!

23 posted on 11/11/2005 4:24:24 AM PST by battlegearboat
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To: snippy_about_it; All

How right you are.

Now bump for later


24 posted on 11/11/2005 5:06:21 AM PST by TMSuchman (2nd Generation U.S. MARINE, 3rd Generation American & PROUD OF IT!)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Veterens' Day BUMP

Don't miss this:
http://www.terry-kelly.com/pittance.htm


25 posted on 11/11/2005 5:45:35 AM PST by bitt ('George Bush was to go up in flames this Fall, not Paris.'...Richard Baehr)
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To: snippy_about_it

Thanks for the ping!
One of many tributes to vets I offer to all:
http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/ItisPeke/VDay.html

Remembering the heroes first honored at the 11th day, the 11th hour, and the 11th month..... while our brave ALL VOLUNTEER military prosecutes the cause of freedom throughout the world, for others and by extension ... all of US.

In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


26 posted on 11/11/2005 5:50:09 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Neil E. Wright
Thanks and thank you for your service to our country!
27 posted on 11/11/2005 6:53:37 AM PST by octobersky
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To: snippy_about_it

Honoring Veterans by the Bell High School U.S. Army Junior ROTC Program

Thank you Veterans, from the Foxhole.

28 posted on 11/11/2005 7:19:28 AM PST by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: snippy_about_it
Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.

Good rule :-)

29 posted on 11/11/2005 7:20:30 AM PST by SAMWolf (The cost of feathers has risen, now even down is up)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Iris7; Valin; PAR35; alfa6; U S Army EOD; Professional Engineer; ...
Morning Glory Folks~

Thank you and God bless to all our beloved veterans. Without you America would not be the the envy of the world.


9. Hurry to make 1045 tee-time.

30 posted on 11/11/2005 7:24:43 AM PST by w_over_w (This tagline is blank, well, not actually blank but it would be if I didn't just tell you.)
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To: snippy_about_it
For my Dad and all the vets of the "forgotten" war a big ol salute on Veterans Day.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

31 posted on 11/11/2005 7:26:31 AM PST by alfa6
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To: snippy_about_it

On This Day In History


Birthdates which occurred on November 11:
1050 Henry IV Holy Roman emperor (1036-1106)
1636 Yen Jo-chu Chinese scholar of Ch'ing dynasty
1744 Abigail Smith Adams 2nd 1st lady
1748 Charles IV king of Spain (1788-1808)
1771 Ephraim McDowell surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery)
1821 Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky Russia, novelist (Crime & Punishment)
1864 Alfred Hermann Fried Germany, pacifist (Nobel 1911)
1869 Victor Emmanuel III king of Italy (1900-46)/Ethiopia
1883 Ernest Ansermet Vevey Switzerland, conductor (Ruilles de Printemps)

1885 George S Patton general "Old Blood & Guts"

1896 Charles "Lucky" Luciano Sicily, Mafia gangster
http://www.crimelibrary.com/gangsters_outlaws/mob_bosses/luciano/index_1.html
1899 Harold "Pie" Traynor baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates)
1899 Pat O'Brien Milwaukee, actor (Knute Rockne, Angels with Dirty Faces)
1900 Helena Konopacka Poland, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1928)
1901 Sam Spiegel producer (On the Waterfront, Bridge over River Kwai)
1904 Alger Hiss State Department official and spy
1909 Robert Ryan Chicago, actor (Billy Budd, Dirty Dozen, Longest Day)
1910 Franz Kemser Germany, 4 man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1952)
1911 King Hussein of Jordan.
1914 Howard Fast screenwriter (Rachel & the Stranger, Spartacus)
1915 William Proxmire (Sen-D-WI) (Golden Fleece Awards)
1918 Stubby Kaye NYC, actor (Guys & Dolls, Lil' Abner, Cat Ballou)
1922 Kurt Vonnegut Jr author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan)
1925 Jonathan Winters Dayton OH, comedian (J Winters Show, Mork & Mindy)
1927 Mose Allison Mississippi, blues artist (Black Country Suite)
1929 LaVern Baker Chicago, R&B vocalist (I Cried a Tear)
1934 Bibi Andersson Sweden, actress (Scenes From a Marriage)
1934 Paula Myers-Pope US, platform diver, 2 silver, 1 bronze (Oly 1952-60)
1938 Josef Odozil Czech, 1500m (Olympic-silver-1964)
1939 Claudia Boyarskikh USSR, 5K/10K cross country (Olympic-gold-1964)
1943 Jan Adamski Poland, International Chess Master (1976)
1944 Jesse Colin Young NY, rocker (The Youngbloods-Soul of a City Boy)
1945 Daniel Ortega Saavedra EX-President of Nicaragua
1945 Denise Alexander NYC, actress (General Hospital, Another World)
1951 Fuzzy Zoeller New Albany IN, PGA golfer (Masters 1981)
1955 Jigme Singye Wangchuk king of Bhutan (1972- )
1959 Vincent Irizarry Queens NY, actor (Guiding Light, Santa Barbara)
1962 Demi Moore [Guynes], Roswell NM, actress (7th Sign, Blame it on Rio)
1964 Philip McKeon Westbury NY, actor (Tommy-Alice, Return to Horror High)
1965 Brian Wilson NYC, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1974 Leonardo DiCaprio LA, actor (Luke-Growing Pains)



Deaths which occurred on November 11:
0307 Flavius Valerius Severus, compassionate emperor of Rome (306-07), dies
0397 Martinus, (St Martin), Roman bishop of Tours, dies at 81
0511 Clovis, king of Salische France/founder of Merovingians, dies at 45
1831 Nat Turner former slave, led a violent insurrection, hanged in VA
1855 Soren A Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher/theologian, dies at 42
1962 Rene Coty President of France, dies at 80

1973 Stringbean [David Akeman], banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw), dies at 58

1974 Jane Ace comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 74
1984 Rev Martin Luther King Sr dies in Atlanta at 84
1986 Roger C Carmel actor (Mudd-Star Trek, Mothers-in-Law), dies at 54
1987 L T Coggeshall medical scientist (Secretary of HEW 1956-58), dies at 86



Take A Moment To Remember
GWOT Casualties

Iraq
11-Nov-2003 3 | US: 2 | UK: 0 | Other: 1
UKR Junior Sergeant Sergiy Suslow Al Asisia Non-hostile - weapon discharge (accid.)
US Specialist Marlon P. Jackson Baghdad (Tampa MSR?) Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Specialist Genaro Acosta Baghdad (Taji Airport?) Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

11-Nov-2004 8 | US: 8 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Specialist Thomas K. Doerflinger Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - hostile fire
US Staff Sergeant Sean P. Huey Habbaniyah - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - car bomb
US Corporal Peter J. Giannopoulos Babil Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Lance Corporal Justin D. Reppuhn Fallujah - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire
US Lance Corporal Kyle W. Burns Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US 2nd Lieutenant James P. "JP" Blecksmith Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire - sniper
US Staff Sergeant Theodore S. "Sam" Holder II Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Corporal Theodore A. Bowling Fallujah - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire


Afghanistan
A GOOD DAY


http://icasualties.org/oif/
Data research by Pat Kneisler
Designed and maintained by Michael White
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Go here and I'll stop nagging.
http://soldiersangels.org/heroes/index.php


On this day...
0537 St Silverius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1158 Emperor Frederik I Barbarossa declares himself ruler of North Italy
1215 4th Lateran Council (12th ecumenical council) opens in Rome

1620 41 pilgrims land in Massachusetts, sign Mayflower Compact (just & equal laws)

1647 Massachusetts passes 1st US compulsory school attendance law
1648 Dutch & French agree to divide St Maarten, Leeward Islands
1714 A highway in the Bronx is laid out, later renamed East 233rd Street
1778 Iroquois Indians in NY kill 40 in Cherry Valley Massacre
1790 Chrysanthemums are introduced into England from China
1860 1st Jewish wedding in Buenos Aires Argentina
1864 Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia
1865 Mary Edward Walker, 1st Army female surgeon, awarded Medal of Honor
1868 1st American amateur track & field meet (NYC)
1889 Washington admitted as 42nd state
1895 Bechuanaland becomes part of the Cape Colony
1909 J M Synge's "Tinker's Wedding," premieres in London

1918 Armistice Day-WW I ends (at 11 AM on Western Front)
WWI Casuslty and Death Tables
http://www.pbs.org/greatwar/resources/casdeath_pop.html

1921 President Harding dedicates Tomb of Unknown Soldier
1922 Canada's Vernon McKenzie urges to fight U.S. propaganda with taxes on U.S. magazines.
1922 Largest US flag displayed (150' X 90') expanded in 1939 (270' X 90')
1924 Palace of Legion of Honor dedicated (San Francisco)
1925 Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five & Hot Seven recordings
1925 Robert Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays
1931 Cornerstones laid for Opera House & Veterans Building
1933 "Great Black Blizzard" 1st great dust storm in the Great Plains
1934 1st penalty shot vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont) unsuccessful
1935 Explorer 2 balloon sets altitude record of 72,000 feet over SD
1939 Kate Smith 1st sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"
1940 Blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100
http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200011/10_steilm_blizzard-m/
1940 Willys unveiled its General Purpose vehicle ("Jeep")
1942 Germany completes their occupation of France
1944 NY Rangers set NHL record of 25 games without a win (0-21-4)
1957 Demolition begins on cable car barn at California & Hyde (San Francisco)

1959 1st episode of "Rocky & His Friends" airs

1959 Seals Stadium in San Francisco, demolished
1963 Brian Epstein & Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for the Beatles
1963 Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record
1965 Rhodesia proclaimed independence from Britain by PM Ian D Smith
1966 Gemini 12 launched on 4-day flight
1968 Maldives (in Indian Ocean) become a republic
1968 Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England
1969 Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in the UK
1969 Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by the FBI for drunkenness

1970 U.S. Army Special Forces raid the Son Tay prison camp in North Vietnam but find no prisoners

1972 US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army
1975 Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
1975 Australian PM removed by crown (1st elected PM removed in 200 years)
1980 Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37
(and all I got was this lousy T-shirt)
1980 Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars
1982 30th time Islanders shut-out-2-0 vs North Stars
1982 5th space shuttle mission-Columbia 5-launched 1st commercial flight
1982 Solidarity leader Lech Walesa is let out of jail in Poland
1983 President Reagan became 1st US President to address Japan's legislature
1985 Yonkers is found guilty of segregating schools & housing
1987 Judge Anthony M Kennedy nominated to the Supreme Court
1987 Van Gogh's "Irises" sells for record $53.6 M at auction
1988 Oldest known insect fossils (390 million years) reported in Science
1992 General Synod votes for Ordination of women in the UK
2001 In Afghanistan Northern Alliance forces with help from US warplanes and advisers captured Taloqan and some 200 Taliban were reported killed.
2004 Yasser Arafat still dead
2004 US and Iraqi forces, backed by an air and artillery barrage, launched a major attack into the southern half of Fallujah squeezing Sunni fighters into a smaller and smaller cordon. The military estimated 600 insurgents killed thus far in the offensive.


Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Angola : Independence Day (1975)
Belgium, France, French countries : Armistice Day
Bhutan : King's Birthday
Canada : Remembrance Day-Veterans Day, 11th Hr-11th Day-11th Month
Colombia : Cartagena Day (1811)
Maldives : Republic Day (1968)
Rhodesia : Independence Day (1965)
St Maarten : Concordia Day
US : Armistice Day/Veterans Day
Washington : Admission Day (1889)
West Germany : Repentance Day
England : Lord Mayor's Day
US : Split Pea Soup Week (Day 5)
Ireland : Day of the Faerie Sidhe
Native American Heritage Month


Religious Observances
Ang, RC : Martinmas, term day in Scotland (Mem of St Martin of Tours)
Luth : Commemoration of Síren Kierkegaard, teacher


Religious History
1215 The Fourth Lateran Council was convened by Pope Innocent III. It was the council which first defined "transubstantiation," the Catholic belief that the bread and wine of the Eucharist change invisibly into the body and blood of Christ.
1620 The "Mayflower Compact" was signed by the 41 Separatists among the passengers of the "Mayflower," serving as the basis for combining themselves "into a civil body politic." Democratic in form, the Compact comprised the first written American constitution, and remained in force until 1691.
1760 English founder of Methodism John Wesley wrote in a letter: 'You cannot live on what He did yesterday. Therefore He comes today.'
1793 Five months after setting sail for India, English pioneer missionary William Carey, 32, reached Calcutta. (Later, Carey founded the Baptist Missionary Society, the first of the British Protestant missions agencies.)
1966 The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren voted to merge into one denomination in the U.S., afterward to be called the United Methodist Church. (The "declaration of union" took place officially on April 23, 1968.)

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.


Murphy's Military Laws
1 Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you are.
2 No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy.
3 Friendly fire ain't.
4 The most dangerous thing in the combat zone is an officer with a map.
5 The problem with taking the easy way out is that the enemy has already mined it.
6 The buddy system is essential to your survival; it gives the enemy somebody else to shoot at.
7 The further you are in advance of your own positions, the more likely your artillery will shoot short.
8 Incoming fire has the right of way.
9 If your advance is going well, you are walking into an ambush.
10 The quartermaster has only two sizes, too large and too small.
11 If at first you don't succeed, call in an air strike.
12 The only time suppressive fire works is when it is used on abandoned positions.
13 The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.
14 Five second fuses always burn three seconds.
15 Don't be conspicuous. In the combat zone, it draws fire. Out of the combat zone, it draws sergeants.
16 If your sergeant can see you, so can the enemy.
17 You are not Superman; Marines and fighter pilots take note.
18 Never forget that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder.
19 Never draw fire; it irritates everyone around you.
20 Anything you do can get you killed, including nothing.
21 Military Intelligence is a contradiction.
22 If you can't remember, the Claymore is pointed toward you.
23 Tracers work both ways.
24 Radios will fail as soon as you need fire support.
25 When you have secured the area, make sure the enemy knows it too.


Thought for the day :
"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
George S. Patton


32 posted on 11/11/2005 7:54:29 AM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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To: snippy_about_it

US Air Force ROE:

1. Have a cocktail.

2. Adjust temperature on air-conditioner.

3. See what's on HBO.

4. Ask "what is a gunfight?"

5. Request more funding from Congress with a "killer" Power Point presentation.

6. Wine & dine 'key' Congressmen, invite DOD & defense industry executives.

7. Receive funding, set up new command and assemble assets.

8. Declare the assets "strategic" and never deploy them operationally.

9. Hurry to make 1045 tee-time.


So what's the problem?


33 posted on 11/11/2005 7:56:35 AM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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To: silverleaf

Thank you silverleaf.


34 posted on 11/11/2005 7:57:46 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it

3. See what's on HBO.


It's the Bravo Channel, not HBO!


35 posted on 11/11/2005 7:58:06 AM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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To: snippy_about_it; bentfeather; Samwise; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor; Valin; alfa6; Iris7; SAMWolf; ...
Good morning ladies and gents.

Just in case you didn't know. A firendly reminder.

It's Veterans Day.

36 posted on 11/11/2005 8:07:53 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Hey didja know it's Vet'rans day?)
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To: U S Army EOD
LOL.

First let me say, thank you for your service to our country.

Now with that said, pay back's a b&tch.

37 posted on 11/11/2005 8:10:03 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Diver Dave

I'll be sure and say a toast to the Navy with my first cup this morning!

Thank you Dave for your service.


38 posted on 11/11/2005 8:11:16 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: RasterMaster

Thank you RasterMaster.


39 posted on 11/11/2005 8:12:23 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Iris7

Good morning and thank you Iris7 for your service to our country.


40 posted on 11/11/2005 8:14:03 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Iris7
"Yeah, the men's part."

LOL.

41 posted on 11/11/2005 8:15:46 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: battlegearboat

Enjoy your pancakes, with lots of syrup I hope!


42 posted on 11/11/2005 8:18:41 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: TMSuchman

Thank you Marine for your service to our country.


44 posted on 11/11/2005 8:20:39 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: SAMWolf
5. Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

I'm quite fond of this one. But don't be concerned. :-)

Thank you for your service Sam.

45 posted on 11/11/2005 8:24:16 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: w_over_w
:-)

Good pic to go along with the Air Force #9 ROE.

xoxo

46 posted on 11/11/2005 8:25:36 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: alfa6

Good morning alfa6.


47 posted on 11/11/2005 8:26:06 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Valin
So what's the problem?

LOL. Apparantly there isn't one. The other services have got your back. At ease.

48 posted on 11/11/2005 8:28:27 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Good morning PE. Thank you for your service.


49 posted on 11/11/2005 8:29:22 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: vox_PL

Thank you dear. ;-)

Long Live Poland.


50 posted on 11/11/2005 8:31:49 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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