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  • The Longest Morning (paratroopers tell tale of ambush in Samarra -- cover of AmSpectator)

    11/01/2007 4:42:12 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 43 replies · 806+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 11/1/2007 | Jeff Emanuel
    THE DAY OF AUGUST 26, 2007, began like any other for the soldiers of Charlie Company, 2-505 Parachute Infantry Regiment (from the 82nd Airborne Division) -- with a mission in the city. Over a year into its deployment to Samarra, Iraq, and now working on the three-month extension announced by Secretary of Defense Gates in the spring, the company knew the city like the back of its collective hands and had its operational routine down to a science, whatever the mission it might be tasked with. On this morning, that mission was to establish a defensive perimeter around a block...
  • Eulogy for a WW2 Hero - 101st 'Screaming Eagles'

    02/06/2007 7:20:01 PM PST · by Jackknife · 37 replies · 2,087+ views ^ | 2-06-07 | J D Wetterling
    A Eulogy for Rene Schmidt, Soldier of the CrossLast Thursday night, Feb. 1, 2007, my brother in Christ, Rene Schmidt, Soldier of the Cross, was honorably discharged from the battle of this life at age 89. It appeared God just stilled his great heart and his soul departed in peace. What an uncommon blessing for an uncommon saint! I know he’s never been happier, nor I for him. Without ever shirking God’s call on his life, he spoke often to me, in the five years I knew him, of his longing to be in heaven with Jesus and reunited with...
  • Need anglers to take 101st Airborn Division soldiers fishing

    09/05/2006 2:26:29 PM PDT · by girlangler · 45 replies · 1,862+ views
    Calling all fishermen. the Great state of Tennessee has long been known for its call to service and has earned the title, "Tennessee Volunteers." Well it time to step up to the plate for all of the fishermen out there as well as the lady fishermen. The American Bass Anglers, along with the Paris/ Henry Coounty Chambers, The Stewart Co Chamber, Northwest TN Tourism and the Friends of Paris Landing need your help to take the solders of the 101st Airborne Div on a fishing trip to be held on KY Lake out of Paris landing State Park on Oct...
  • Russia: As Chechen Illness Spreads, Authorities Remain Baffled By Mystery 'Poisoning'

    12/23/2005 12:01:13 AM PST · by jb6 · 11 replies · 959+ views
    Radio Free Europe ^ | Thursday, 22 December 2005
    More than 70 people -- most of them schoolchildren, and all but a handful of them girls -- have now been affected by a mysterious ailment in an eastern district of Russia's war-torn republic of Chechnya. During the past week, residents have been struck by sudden bouts of tremors, nausea, and shortness of breath. Some doctors have reported incidents of psychotic episodes, with patients experiencing panic attacks or mania. Some regional authorities have said the illness is suggestive of nerve-gas poisoning. But toxicologists have reportedly found no evidence to substantiate the claim. RFE/RL reports on what may be behind Chechnya's...
  • Attack in Russia poisons shoppers

    12/26/2005 4:53:18 AM PST · by rhainw · 92 replies · 8,013+ views
    Sky News UK ^ | 26-12-2005 | SKY NEWS
    At least 78 people have become ill in a gas attack on a store in St Petersburg, Russia. Dozens of people, suffering breathing difficulties and sickness, have been taken to hospital. The Emergency Situations Ministry said the shop, belonging to the Maksidom chain, was among four stores targeted. The mystery gas was released in one of the four stores, the Federal Security Service said. Employees in the three other stores found boxes with wires and timers, but had managed to dispose of them. The stores specialise in home goods. More to follow...