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The FReeper Foxhole - Military Related News in Review - and Oregon Vacation Rpt - July 28th, 2003
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Posted on 07/28/2003 3:20:06 AM PDT by snippy_about_it



Dear Lord,

There's a young man far from home,
called to serve his nation in time of war;
sent to defend our freedom
on some distant foreign shore.

We pray You keep him safe,
we pray You keep him strong,
we pray You send him safely home ...
for he's been away so long.

There's a young woman far from home,
serving her nation with pride.
Her step is strong, her step is sure,
there is courage in every stride.
We pray You keep her safe,
we pray You keep her strong,
we pray You send her safely home ...
for she's been away too long.

Bless those who await their safe return.
Bless those who mourn the lost.
Bless those who serve this country well,
no matter what the cost.

Author Unknown

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

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July 22, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher R. Willoughby, 29, Phenix City, Ala., died on July 20 in Baghdad, Iraq. Willoughby was riding in a vehicle that rolled over. Willoughby was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 221st Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Gillen, Ga.

Cpl. Mark A. Bibby, 25, Watha, N.C., died on July 21 in Baghdad, Iraq. Bibby was in a convoy to a water treatment facility when an improvised explosive device exploded. Bibby was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment, 422 Civil Affairs Battalion, Greensboro, N.C.

July 23, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Jon P. Fettig, 30, Dickinson, N.D., was killed on July 22 on the outside of Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Fettig was killed when the Heavy Expanded-Mobility Tactical Truck he was in was hit by a rocket propelled grenade.

Fettig was assigned to the 957th Engineer Company (V Corps), Bismarck, N.D.

July 23, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Brett T. Christian, 27, North Royalton, Ohio, was killed on July 23 in Mosul, Iraq. Christian was in a convoy that came under attack by rocket propelled grenades.

Christian was assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 502 Infantry, 101st Airborne Div., Fort Campbell, Ky.

July 25, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today that on July 23 east of Baghdad, Iraq, Capt. Joshua T. Byers, 29, of Nevada was killed in action when his convoy hit an explosive device. Byers was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Troop, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment, in Fort Carson, Co.

On July 24, three soldiers were killed north of Al Hawd, Iraq, when their military convoy came under enemy fire. Killed were:

Cpl. Evan Asa Ashcraft, 24, West Hills, Calif. Ashcraft was assigned to the Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, in Fort Campbell, Ky.

Pfc. Raheen Tyson Heighter, 22, Bay Shore, N.Y. Heighter was assigned to the 2/320th Field Artillery, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Staff Sgt. Hector R. Perez, 40, of Corpus Christi, Texas. Perez was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, in Fort Campbell, Ky.

July 25, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Juan M. Serrano, 31, Manati, Puerto Rico, died on July 24 in Baghdad, Iraq. Serrano was changing a tire on an M998 vehicle when it fell on him inflicting a fatal head injury.

Serrano was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Armor, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.




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New Stamp


WASHINGTON, June 23, 2003 - A photograph of stainless steel statues of a patrol trudging through snow toward an objective is featured on the new commemorative postage stamp honoring the Korean War Veterans Memorial that's slated to be dedicated by the U.S. Postal Service on July 27.

The 37-cents stamp also honors the 50th anniversary of the armistice that ended hostilities during the Korean War.

The stamp's official first day of issue ceremony will take place at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on Washington's National Mall.




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"How I Spent My Summer Vacation"




Snippy's Vacation with SAMWolf in Oregon, Part One.

An overview;

When we weren't out touring Oregon we would sit and relax on SAM's deck and drink coffee. Run down to post on the thread in SAM's computer den now and then and take long strolls around the hill his house sits on. Generally we just relaxed and enjoyed each other's company.



What there was of a daily routine consisted of SAM giving me a wake up call and then picking me up at the hotel. I think he only actually woke me up twice. I was almost always ready to go. LOL. Our first stop together was Starbucks (I admit I'm hooked on their coffee). We sat outside sipping our morning coffee and waking up. Next we'd go wherever the day took us.



In the evenings as far as routine went, dinner with the family was the rule when we were home on time. SAM has a wonderful family. After dinner we would hang around the house, post at the thread, mess around on the computer, and take evening walks together.

Daily treks:

Friday July 11

I left Ohio a little after 7 a.m. EST, with a stop-over in Minneapolis then on to Portland, Oregon. I arrived shortly after 11 a.m. PST. After the hotel, the first place we went was to the "End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center". They have a very nice presentation they put on about Oregon's history. Then it was home to meet the family and have dinner. After dinner we headed for the computer to update the Foxhole.




Saturday July 12


Early morning trip to the store. Sam lost me at the supermarket while we shopped, but he found me and then we used a self scanner and accidently rang up 60 dollars in donuts. Good morning laugh. lol.

We drove to an overlook near his house where you can see all the mountains hills and valleys. We would visit here a few times during my vacation. It was a nice quiet place with a good view for visiting.




Views of SAM's neighborhood from the computer den.

We also went to the falls along the river below SAM's house.


This picture is of the Falls below SAM's house from across the other side of the river.


The Falls below SAM's house on his side of the river.


Oregon History Marker below the hills from SAM's place.

After the local Falls, SAM took me to downtown Portland, we drove onto a ferry to cross the river on our way. We walked all over downtown Portland and then walked along the riverfront.




Portlandia




See the statue of the Elk?

More vacation pics on the way, throughout the day.







1 posted on 07/28/2003 3:20:07 AM PDT by snippy_about_it
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To: All

Come on out of there!

Have a cup a joe -

Read some Recent News -

Stretch your legs a while and welcome to Monday at The FReeper Foxhole!

Have a Good Monday and enjoy your day.


2 posted on 07/28/2003 3:23:32 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: SAMWolf; All

3 posted on 07/28/2003 3:24:10 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: comitatus; copperheadmike; Monkey Face; WhiskeyPapa; New Zealander; Pukin Dog; Coleus; ...
.......FALL IN to the FReeper Foxhole!

.......Good Monday Morning Everyone!


If you would like added or removed from our ping list let me know.
4 posted on 07/28/2003 3:25:19 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: snippy_about_it
Good morning, Snippy. How's it going?
5 posted on 07/28/2003 3:49:26 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.
Morning EGC. Running off to work. See you later.
6 posted on 07/28/2003 3:52:49 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: snippy_about_it
I have an idea knocking about concerning getting messages to our troops through families. This would entail creating a printable guest book that families could print out from the internet to pass along to our troops. We all mail care packages and a stack of support notes would go a long way to conteract a lot of the liberal garbage that some outsiders seem to want to shove in thier face.
7 posted on 07/28/2003 4:16:45 AM PDT by armymarinemom
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To: armymarinemom
That's a good idea. I've often printed out FR threads to include in care packages so troops could get an idea for the support they have.

Freepmail, incoming.
8 posted on 07/28/2003 4:51:07 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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9 posted on 07/28/2003 5:41:55 AM PDT by GailA (Millington Rally for America after action http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872519/posts)
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To: GailA
Thanks Gail, he's adorable.
10 posted on 07/28/2003 5:50:44 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: snippy_about_it
Great pix. Thanks.
11 posted on 07/28/2003 5:52:55 AM PDT by snopercod
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To: snopercod
Your welcome, I would add that the weather was really nice the entire time I was there.
12 posted on 07/28/2003 5:58:23 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: snippy_about_it
Good morning all! Hope your Monday is starting better than mine. Sinus headache and car troubles! ( At least I can lurk and post today while at home!)


13 posted on 07/28/2003 6:01:41 AM PDT by texson66 ("Tyranny is yielding to the lust of the governing." - Lord Moulton)
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To: texson66
Good morning texson66,

Any excuse to stay home and lurk is a good one, except for a headache like the billboard portrays. LOL.

Hope you're feeling better soon and car troubles get fixed.
14 posted on 07/28/2003 6:05:59 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Darksheare; All
Good morning everyone!

Snippy, I just saw the news about flooding in your state, are you high and dry???
15 posted on 07/28/2003 6:11:38 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: snippy_about_it
Good morning, snippy. Nice pix.
16 posted on 07/28/2003 6:15:51 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (White Devils for Sharpton. We're baaaaad. We're Nationwide)
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To: bentfeather
Morning feather.

I'm fine thank you.

Around here you learn where not to put your house. The rivers are up but I'm on high enough ground not to worry.

I do wish it would cool down and stop raining!
17 posted on 07/28/2003 6:17:20 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf
Wow, love the vacation pictures. Very pretty!!
18 posted on 07/28/2003 6:18:17 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf
Bob Hope has died.
19 posted on 07/28/2003 6:20:44 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather
There's more to come, lots more.

SAM is going to post them during the day today since I have some meetings to attend at work and might not be here long enough.

We broke them down into groupings so everyone could see them without their computers locking up. LOL
20 posted on 07/28/2003 6:22:22 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: snippy_about_it
On This Day In History


Birthdates which occurred on July 28:
---- Lu Pan Hong Kong
1165 Ibn al-'Arabi Muslim mystic/philosopher
1746 Thomas Heyward soldier, signed Decl of Ind
1750 Philippe Fabre d'glantine France, poet/satirist/politician
1844 Gerard Manley Hopkins England, poet (The Windhover)
1859 Balington Booth founded Volunteers of America
1866 Beatrix Potter England, children's author (Tale of Peter Rabbit)
1874 Ernst Cassirer Germany, philosopher/educator (Essay on Man)
1887 Marcel Duchamp painter (Nude Descending a Staircase)
1892 Joe E Brown Holgate Ohio, comedian (Buck Circus Hour)
1901 Rudy Vallee Vt, singer (Vagabond Dreams, My Time Is Your Time)
1907 Earl S Tupper invented Tupperware
1907 Vivian Vance Cherryvale Ks, actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy)
1909 Malcolm Lowry novelist (Under the Volcano)
1910 Bill Goodwin SF Calif, announcer (Burns & Allen, Boing Boing Show)
1911 Ann Doran Amarillo Tx, actress (Longstreet, Shirley)
1911 Gerhard Stoeck Germany, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
1912 Eleazar de Carvalho Iguat£, Brazil, conductor/tuba (Tiradentes)
1916 David Brown NYC, director (Jaws, Planet of the Apes)
1916 Laird Cregar Phila, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square)
1922 Jacques Piccard Switzerland, undersea explorer (bathyscaph Trieste)
1929 Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis 1st lady (1961-63)
1930 Darryl Hickman Hollywood Cal, actor (Human Comedy, Tea & Sympathy)
1934 Jacques D'Amboise dancer/educator (NYC Ballet Company)
1937 Peter Duchin NYC, pianist/bandleader (Peter Duchin Orch)
1938 Robert Hughes [Studley Forrest], Australia, writer/critic
1940 Phil Proctor comedian (Firesign Theater)
1941 Riccardo Muti Napoli Italy, conductor (Philadelphia Orch)
1943 Bill Bradley Crystal City Mo, NY Knick/(Sen-D-NJ)/Rhodes scholar
1943 Lawrence Elkins football player FL (Houston Oilers)
1943 Mike Bloomfield blues musician (Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Electric Flag, Super Sessions)
1944 Daniel Morelon France, 1K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
1945 Jim Davis cartoonist (Garfield)
1945 Richard Wright rocker (Pink Floyd-The Wall)
1946 Linda Kelsey Minneapolis, actress (Billie-Lou Grant, Kate-Day by Day)
1947 Barbara Ferrell US, 400m relay racer (Olympic-gold-1968)
1947 Elena Novikova-Belova USSR, foils (Olympic-gold-1968)
1947 Sally Struther Portland Oregon, actress (Gloria-All in the Family)
1948 Georgia Engel Wash DC, actress (Georgette-Mary Tyler Moore Show)
1949 Marilyn Quayle wife of vice president Dan Quayle
1949 Vida Blue major-league pitcher (Cy Young & AL MVP 1971)
1958 Terry Fox ran "Marathon of Hope" across Canada
1961 Scott E Parazynski Little Rock Ark, MD/astronaut
1967 Lori Loughlin NY, actress (Edge of Night, New Kids, Secret Admirer)



Deaths which occurred on July 28:
1540 Thomas Cromwell King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed
1655 Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist/novelist, dies at 36 in Paris
1655 Suzuki Shosan, Samurai/monk/propagator of Zen Buddhism, dies at 76
1746 John Peter Zenger journalist, involved in 1st admendment fight, dies
1750 Johann Sebastian Bach German composer (Art of the Fugue), dies at 65
1794 Maximilien Robespierre Fr revolutionary/avocat (1781), guillotined
1794 Robespierre & 22 other terrorists executed to thunderous cheers
1937 Joseph Lee father of Playgrounds movement, dies
1971 Diane Arbus photographer, commits suicide at 48
1974 Truman Bradley host (Science Fiction Theater), dies at 69
1984 Bess Flowers actress, dies at 85
1985 Grant Williams actor, dies of toxic poisoning at 54
1987 James Burnham philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism), dies at 81




Reported: MISSING in ACTION

1966 MC SWAIN GEORGE P. MONTROSE CA.
[03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV, ALIVE IN 98]
Name: George Palmer McSwain, Jr.
Rank/Branch: O1/US Navy
Unit: Attack Squadron 164, USS ORISKANY
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: Montrose CA
Date of Loss: 28 July 1966
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 184100N 1054300E (WF755657)
Status (in 1973): Released POW
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A4E

On July 28, 1966, Ensign George P. McSwain, Jr. was flying an A4E Skyhawk in a strike mission near the city of Vinh, Nghe An Province, North Vietnam,
when his aircraft was hit by a surface-to-air missile (SAM).
McSwain successfully ejected and reached the ground safely, but rescue was not because of the hostile area in which he landed.
McSwain was captured by the North Vietnamese and for the next six and one-half years,
was a prisoner of war.
He was released in Operation Homecoming on March 4, 1973.
NOTE: Even though on page 30 of "Alpha Strike Vietnam" it is stated that McSwain was killed on this mission, he was a released POW. Probably
this information was given the author by a shipmate who had not learned McSwain had been captured.)

POW / MIA Data & Bios supplied by
the P.O.W. NETWORK. Skidmore, MO. USA.



On this day...
1148 Crusaders attack Damascus
1540 Henry VIII of England marries Catherine Howard.
1586 Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe
1588 Spanish Armada sails to overthrow England's Queen Elizabeth I
1609 Admiral George Somers settles in Bermuda
1615 French explorer Samuel de Champlain discovers Lake Huron on his seventh voyage to the New World.
1808 Sultan Mustapha of the Ottoman Empire is deposed and his cousin Mahmud II gains the throne.
1821 Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1830 Revolution in France replaces Charles X with Louis Philippe
1849 Memmon is 1st clipper to reach SF, 120 days out of NY
1851 Total solar eclipse captured on a daguerreotype photograph
1862 Confederate forces defeated at More's Hill, Mo
1864 Atlanta Campaign-Battle of Ezra Church
1866 Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US
1868 The 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees citizenship to all those born or naturalized in the United States, is adopted.
1882 The opera "Parsifal" is produced (Bayreuth)
1883 Shocks triggered by the volcano Epomeo (Isle of Ischia, Italy) destroyed 1,200 houses at Casamicciola killing 2,000
1896 City of Miami incorporated
1898 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of the Retired Colourman"(BG)
1900 Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut
1906 Yankees turn triple-play, beat Cleveland 6-4
1913 US wins its 1st Davis Cup since 1902, beating England, 3-2
1914 Austria-Hungary attacks Serbia-WW I begins
1914 Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden (NYC, by Harry Fox)
1915 10,000 blacks march on 5th Ave (NYC) protesting lynchings
1915 US forces invade Haiti, stays until 1924
1928 Olympics open at Amsterdam
1929 Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Mich)
1930 114ø F (46ø C), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record)
1931 Congress makes "The Star-Spangled Banner" our 2nd national anthem
1931 White Sox score 11 in 8th to beat Yankees 14-12
1932 Pres Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment
1933 1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallee), NYC
1933 NFL divides into 2, 5 team divisions
1934 118ø F (48ø C), Orofino, Idaho (state record)
1935 G Neujmin discovers asteroid #1386 Storeria
1938 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1485 Isa
1940 Yankee Charle Keller hits 3 HRs to beat White Sox 10-9
1942 Nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Russia
1943 Italian Facist dictator Benito Mussolini resigns
1943 Pres FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US
1945 US Army bomber crashes into 79th floor of Empire State Bldg, 14 die
1945 US Senate ratifies UN charter 89-2
1948 I.G. Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die
1951 Walt Disney's "Alice In Wonderland" released
1957 White Sox' James Landis struck out 5 times in a game
1959 Hawaii's 1st US election sends 1st Asian-Americans to Congress
1960 Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon
1962 19 die in a train crash in Steelton Pa
1962 Mariner I launched to Mars falls into Atlantic Ocean
1964 Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures
1967 Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) (England) closes down
1971 16 time gold glover Brook Robinson commits 3 errors in 6th inning
1973 Skylab 3's astronauts (Bean, Garriott & Lousma) launched
1974 69 die when packed bus strikes heavy truck (Belem, Brazil)
1976 242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) 8.2 earthquake
1976 Eldon Joersz & Geo Morgan set world air speed record of 3,530 kph
1976 White Sox John Odom (5 inn) & Francisco Barrios (4 inn) no-hits A's
1977 1st oil flow through the Alaska pipeline
1977 Roy Wilkins turn over NAACP leadership to Benjamin L Hooks
1978 600,000 attend Watkins Glen Summer Jam in NY
1978 At Old Timer's Game it's announced Martin will again manage Yankees
1978 Perth Observatory discovers asteroid #3188 & #3422
1978 Price of gold tops $200-an-oz level for 1st time
1979 Dave Kingman becomes 6th to have a 2nd 3 HR game
1980 Fernando Bela£nde Terry becomes president of Peru
1983 AL Pres Lee MacPhail threw out umpire's decision & allows George Brett's 2 run HR against Yanks on July 24 (pine tar game)
1983 NASA launches Telstar-3A
1984 23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
1986 NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, "Uh-oh!" as spacecraft disintegrated
1987 Angel Cordero Jr becomes the 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
1988 IBM announces price hike on older models
1988 Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for 1st visit in 21 years
1988 Jordan cancels $1.3 billion development plan in West Bank
1988 Winnie Mandella's home in Soweto, South Africa destroyed by arson
1988 Yanks' Tommy John makes 3 errors on 1 play yet beats Brewers 16-3
1989 Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
1989 NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleve, announce new high-temperature superconductors able to operate at 33 to 37 Gigahertz
1990 Blackout hits Chicago
1991 Buffalo Bills beat Phila Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley
1991 Expo's Dennis Martinez pitches baseball's 15th perfect game (Dodgers)
1991 Miguel Indurain of Spain wins the Tour de France bicycle race
2061 31st recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet



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

Bermuda : Adm George Somers Day (1609)
San Marino : Fall of Facism Day (1943)
US : Joseph Lee Day-honors playgrounds (1937)
US : Volunteers of America founders day (1859)
Virgin Islands : Hurricane Supplication Day ( Monday )
Gilroy, California : Garlic Festival ( Friday )
Peru : Independence Day (1824)
Marry a Millionaire Day
National Ice Cream Month



Religious Observances
Luth : Commemoration of JS Bach, Heinrich Schtz, GF Handel
RC : Comm of SS Nazarius, Celsus, martyrs & Innocent I, pope
RC : Commemoration of St Victor I, 14th pope (189-199)



Religious History
1675 Death of Bulstrode Whitelocke 69, an influential English lawyer during theCommonwealth of Oliver Cromwell. Among Whitelocke's last words: 'There has been one true religion in the world; and that is the work of the Spirit of God in the hearts and soulsof men.'
1881 Birth of J. Gresham Machen, an American Presbyterian theologian who taught atPrinceton and Westminster seminaries. Two of his writings still endure: 'New Testament Greekfor Beginners' (1923) and 'The Virgin Birth of Christ' (1932).
1889 The first Divine Liturgy (worship service) of the Armenian Church in America wascelebrated in Worcester, MA. It was led by Rev. Hovsep Sarajian, himself the first Armenianclergyman to come to America.
1942 Death of W.M. Flinders Petrie, 89, English archaeologist. He was regarded bycolleague William Foxwell Albright as 'the greatest genius among biblical archaeologists.'
1960 American Trappist Thomas Merton wrote in a letter: 'I can depend less and lesson my own power and sense of direction... It is so strange to advance backwards and getwhere you are going in a totally unexpected way.'

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


Thought for the day :
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."


You Just Might Be A Hi-Tech Redneck if...
If your email address ends in ".over.yonder.com"


Todays Murphys law(war)....
The most dangerous thing in the world is a Second Lieutenant with a map and a compass.


Cliff Clavin says, It's a little known fact that....
The human brain is about 85% water.

21 posted on 07/28/2003 6:24:37 AM PDT by Valin (America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.)
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The human brain is about 85% water.

And I don't drink water enough. :)

22 posted on 07/28/2003 6:34:04 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: snippy_about_it
Good Morning Everybody.
You Know The Drill
Click the Pics
J

Click here to Contribute to FR: Do It Now! ;-) Click Here to Select Music Click Here to Select More Music

Coffee & Donuts J
23 posted on 07/28/2003 6:36:45 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (~~~ http://www.ourgangnet.net ~~~~~)
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To: Fiddlstix
Thank you and Good morning.
24 posted on 07/28/2003 6:41:26 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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Sad day today learning of Bob Hope's passing. It was a wonderful thing he did for our troops all those years.



Thanks for the Memories, Rest in Peace

25 posted on 07/28/2003 6:58:00 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf
Mornin', you two! Great day to be alive, isn't it?

Thanks for the news, Snippy...I got to talk this weekend with a sailor who returned from Iraq a few weeks ago...he confirmed what I've been thinking about two kinds of news coming out of theater.

He said there's the CNN version, and then there's the truth.

I'll be visiting here all day, between breaks to get some work done!
26 posted on 07/28/2003 7:05:29 AM PDT by HiJinx (The Right person, in the Right place, at the Right time...)
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To: HiJinx
Yes it is a great day to be alive Jinxy.

I agree also that the majority of our troops know the truth about our media and know they have support from the majority of their countrymen back home and to not believe what the liberal media is reporting.

Glad to see you'll stop in a bit today, you'll get to see more lovely Oregon pictures.
27 posted on 07/28/2003 7:09:13 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: snippy_about_it
Present!

(Cool pics! Glad you guys had a good time.)
28 posted on 07/28/2003 7:15:10 AM PDT by manna
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To: snippy_about_it
Good Morning Snippy.

29 posted on 07/28/2003 7:19:41 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Kiss me twice. I'm schizophrenic.)
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To: snippy_about_it


Bob Hope

30 posted on 07/28/2003 7:20:25 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Kiss me twice. I'm schizophrenic.)
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To: snippy_about_it; All
Saturday continued;

After touring downtown we drove to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park.


The Oregon Living Vietnam Memorial, Oregon history timeline and names of Oregonians lost or missing throughout the Vietnam war are on sections of the Wall throughout the park


On top of the hill which we eventually climb in a spiral walk are Wall sections with names and dates and history. You can see two sections in this picture.


This last pic is the MIA section, we had pictures of every section but for whatever reason we lost some of the pictures during my vacation from the camera. :(

We then headed to the Test Rose Gardens. We crashed a wedding party and smelled lots of the flowers. Then SAM bought me the best snow cone I've ever had. The ice was like snow, not the hard chunks of ice you usually get in a snow cone. We both got cherry flavored, it hit the spot.




View of Portland from the Rose Garden





We headed for home, SAM cooked dinner and we sat out on the deck until dinner was served. We had a big meal of polish sausage and fresh vegetables, I cleaned one pan that couldn't go in the dishwasher and then the two of us went for a walk after dinner.



We walked down to the lookout I mentioned earlier where you can see the mountains and down the valley, a beautiful spot and then we took the long way home. Nice cool evening and good way to walk off the dinner. BTW - SAM makes a very good pot of coffee.(As long as he doesn't use Darksheare's recipe) He even let me drink out of his Wolf coffee cup once.


31 posted on 07/28/2003 7:21:22 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Kiss me twice. I'm schizophrenic.)
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To: GailA
Good Morning GailA.
32 posted on 07/28/2003 7:24:51 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Kiss me twice. I'm schizophrenic.)
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To: armymarinemom
Morning armymarinemom. I'd be interested in the details once you work out the idea. Based on the stories we see in the press I can only imagine what the troops are hearing.
33 posted on 07/28/2003 7:27:40 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Kiss me twice. I'm schizophrenic.)
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To: texson66
Sinus headache and car troubles.

I don't envy you the sinus headache, my wife gets those and they're killers. Car trouble on top of that! It has to be a Monday.

34 posted on 07/28/2003 7:29:56 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Kiss me twice. I'm schizophrenic.)
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To: bentfeather
Good Morning Feather.
35 posted on 07/28/2003 7:30:25 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Kiss me twice. I'm schizophrenic.)
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To: manna
Good morning and thanks. I did have a wonderful vacation.
36 posted on 07/28/2003 7:31:51 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: snippy_about_it
Snippy's Vacation continued;

Sunday July 13

Early this morning we went to the Oregon City elevator. It is an elevator that goes up the side of the hill near SAM's. There isn't a flat place in Oregon, at least not any I saw so anywhere you go involves climbing to some extent in the opinion of this flatlander. lol. I could have used an elevator in places on the Mount Hood loop SAM took me on. LOL. Nah, it wouldn't have been near as much fun.

We continued our day just taking in the local sights, we ate breakfast at a local restaurant and drove to Washington which meant crossing the Columbia river, it was a beautiful drive. We listened to lots of good cd's and SAM sang along on the drive. Another wonderful time and another lovely day in Oregon.

Back to the house to tend to the thread for a while and then on the spur of the moment SAM said, "Wanna go to the zoo?", "Sure", I said. So off we went.


This bird eventually climbed all the way up SAM's arm to his face, lol. I had pictures too but they are gone now













What a wonderful day this would turn out to be although unplanned. We strolled around the zoo and had a fun relaxing afternoon together and some moments I'll never forget. Then back home and more deck sitting, coffee drinking, taking walks, hanging out together and having fun.

37 posted on 07/28/2003 7:32:01 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Kiss me twice. I'm schizophrenic.)
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To: Valin
The human brain is about 85% water.

That explains why I have all these thoughts swimming around in my head.

38 posted on 07/28/2003 7:35:09 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Kiss me twice. I'm schizophrenic.)
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To: Fiddlstix
Good morning Fiddlstix.
39 posted on 07/28/2003 7:35:49 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Kiss me twice. I'm schizophrenic.)
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To: HiJinx
Good Morning HiJinx.

He said there's the CNN version, and then there's the truth.

You could say that about almost every news story there is.

40 posted on 07/28/2003 7:37:42 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Kiss me twice. I'm schizophrenic.)
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To: manna
Morning Manna.

After a two week visit from the In-laws, Snippy's visit was just what I needed to get my morale back up.
41 posted on 07/28/2003 7:39:03 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Kiss me twice. I'm schizophrenic.)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf
Morning Glory Kids~

Bump for later . . . I've got jury duty today; LA Superior Court (Yikes!). God bless . . .

42 posted on 07/28/2003 7:47:42 AM PDT by w_over_w (TRUTH cannot take a lie continually propagated. ~Orville Wright~)
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To: SAMWolf
Thanks SAM, At least I'm not at work after a 45 minute commute!


43 posted on 07/28/2003 7:54:06 AM PDT by texson66 ("Tyranny is yielding to the lust of the governing." - Lord Moulton)
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To: SAMWolf
That explains why I have all these thoughts swimming around in my head.

LOL! You're good.

44 posted on 07/28/2003 7:56:23 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: CholeraJoe
Good Morning 'joe', glad you like them. Oregon is beautiful and SAM is a gem.
45 posted on 07/28/2003 8:02:49 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: radu; snippy_about_it; LaDivaLoca; TEXOKIE; cherry_bomb88; Bethbg79; Do the Dew; Pippin; ...
Thanks For The Memories


Legendary entertainer Bob Hope has died at the age of 100, according to reports July 28, 2003. Bob Hope is seen entertaining troops with the USO on the island of New Georgia in the Solomons, in this 1944 file photo. (NO SALES) REUTERS/Bettman-UPI Photo


Bob Hope shakes hands with Anerican servicemen after entertaining them on Christmas Eve in 1964 at Bien Hoa Air Base near Saigon. Bob Hope, ski-nosed master of the one-liner and favorite comedian of servicemen and presidents alike, died Sunday, July 27, 2003, less than two months after turning 100.(AP Photo)


Comedian Bob Hope entertains troops at Cu Chu, 20 miles northwest of Saigon, Vietnam, in a Dec. 1970 file photo. (AP Photo/file)


Comedian Bob Hope waves from a Humvee as he arrives at McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach, Calif., Tuesday, April 22, 1997 for the dedication of an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III to be known as 'The Spirit of Bob Hope.' (AP Photo/Nick Ut)


Nancy Reagan, right, places the 1997 Ronald ReaganFreedom Award around the neck of Bob Hope as his wife Delores looks on May 29, 1997, in Beverly Hills, Calif.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill,file)


Bob Hope visits U.S. troops in South Vietnam in this Dec. 25, 1964 file photo in Saigon for his annual Christmas show


Bob Hope cracks jokes to an audience of thousands of GI's massed in an open-air theater in Cu Chi, 20 miles northeast of Saigon during a 1969 Christmas tour of Vietnam. (AP Photo)


46 posted on 07/28/2003 8:04:09 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Kiss me twice. I'm schizophrenic.)
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To: SAMWolf
Thanks for the Bob Hope Pictures.
47 posted on 07/28/2003 8:18:18 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: SAMWolf
A sad day it is, losing such a fine man as Bob Hope. Many will remember him for his movies but many more will remember him for all he did for our troops around the world.



THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, BOB. AND THANK YOU FOR THE SEAS OF SMILES AND LAUGHTER. YOU EARNED YOUR ANGEL WINGS A LONG TIME AGO.


48 posted on 07/28/2003 8:26:07 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: w_over_w
Morning w_over_w.

Do they make jury duty easy to report for there? Illinois had a "call in to see whether to show up system" that worked pretty well
49 posted on 07/28/2003 8:35:07 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Kiss me twice. I'm schizophrenic.)
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To: texson66
Commutiing is the pits! That graphic looks like me. LOL
50 posted on 07/28/2003 8:35:56 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Kiss me twice. I'm schizophrenic.)
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