Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Special Warfare Command, California ~ 24 APR 2012
Posted on 04/23/2012 5:59:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
Good morning, EG ((HUGS))
Not good today. Bad start and pissed off to hear the govt wants to take my retirement savings.
Howz it out your way?
Good morning beachy and (((HUGS))). It’s 56 here now, but headed for the upper 80s.
Good morning, dear ((HUGS))
Are you having a mild spring so far? I mean our temps & humidity are low this year. It’s nice when not raining.
Howz the garden?
((HUGS))Good morning, LUV W. How's it going?
Good morning and (((HUGS))) to you too. Need rain for my garden.
Well, if you call mid 80s in the afternoon mild, yes.
It's gonna be a scorcher here!
No mid 90s or triple digits in the forecast for us yet.
Good morning, night owl ((HUGS))
Whew! That's getting warm out there.
Hope you stay kewl!
Not exactly, but I thought up until today you hadn't really been near 80.
We’ve had afternoon temps that ranged from the upper 60s to the upper 80s this spring. Most days have been in the mid 70 - 80 range.
Lots of AC running here! :)
The Battle of Hill 881 was a battle during the Vietnam War between the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN, or in US sources "North Vietnamese Army" or NVA) and United States Marines. Conducted in the I Corps Tactical Zone it became known as "the Hill Fights", involving Hill 881 North ( WikiMiniAtlas16°41′26.5″N 106°39′34.5″E / 16.690694°N 106.659583°E / 16.690694; 106.659583), Hill 881 South ( WikiMiniAtlas16°40′18″N 106°39′45.2″E / 16.67167°N 106.662556°E / 16.67167; 106.662556), and Hill 861 ( WikiMiniAtlas16°40′36″N 106°41′13″E / 16.67667°N 106.68694°E / 16.67667; 106.68694).The 'hill' designation in this case actually refers to a "hill mass" or a collection of ridges and saddles, the numbers to the elevation the highest point of the hill masses in meters.
With the hills properly bombarded, American forces managed to take Hill 881 North and South in the same day. After beating off a fierce NVA counterattack on Hill 881 North, the Marines could finally claim victory in what had become the bloodiest battle of the Vietnam War so far.