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  • Bronze star awarded for breaching under fire

    12/02/2005 4:01:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 725+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 1, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Patrick J. Floto
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Dec. 1, 2005) -- Due to the heroic achievement of then Gunnery Sgt. Daniel W. Fleming under harsh conditions – including extremely low visibility and heavy enemy small-arms, machinegun and mortar fire – the Marines of Regimental Combat Team 1 were able to move into the city of Fallujah in the days leading up to Operation Al Fajr (New Dawn). The 39-year-old from Minneapolis, Minn., is now a master sergeant, and was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat Distinguishing Advice here Dec. 1. On Nov. 7, 2004, Fleming, platoon sergeant for Combat Engineer Detachment,...
  • Lorain, Ohio native receives Bronze Star

    12/01/2005 4:10:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 449+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 1, 2005 | Pfc. Terrell A. Turner
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Dec. 01, 2005) -- Marines often go unrecognized for the jobs they do. The faithful service, self-sacrifice, and adaptability in tough situations often go unseen. Marines don’t fight for recognition. They fight for freedom and strive to keep the band of brothers they left with safe, so they can all return home together. Corporal Matthew D. Palacios of Lorain, Ohio, is a prime example that these good deeds do not go unnoticed. The combat engineer with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion was awarded the Bronze Star medal with a combat distinguishing device here Nov. 22...
  • North Brunswick, N.J. native receives Bronze Star

    11/18/2005 3:41:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 290+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 18, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Nov. 18. 2005) -- A North Brunswick, N.J. native and commanding officer of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division received the Bronze Star Medal at a ceremony here. Captain Christopher S. Ieva, a 1996 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy received the award for heroic achievement in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. During Operation Matador, Marines destroyed enemy strongholds north of the Euphrates River, in the city of Ubaydi, Iraq. From May 8 to May 14, Ieva achieved battle momentum that...
  • Miami native tanker awarded Bronze Star

    11/08/2005 4:09:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 364+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 8, 2005 | Pfc. Terrell A. Turner
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Nov. 07, 2005) -- When Marines encounter tough situations, they can fall back on training, but basic preparation sometimes isn’t enough. A Marine’s survival instinct combined with combat training could make a Marine an effective force in any situation. Sergeant Anthony J. Gantt of Miami is a prime example of an effectively trained Marine and he was awarded the Bronze Star medal with a combat distinguishing device Oct. 31, for actions performed during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served as a tank commander with 2nd Platoon, Company A, 2nd Tank Battalion. During a combat operation,...
  • Marine awakes to terrorist attack, awarded Bronze Star for valor

    11/07/2005 3:56:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 891+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 6, 2005 | Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Nov. 6, 2005) -- Two hours into a deep sleep, he awoke to the sound of bullets flying and alarms screaming as heavily armed al-Qaeda terrorists attacked the U.S. Consulate Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He immediately assumed his duties as acting detachment commander of the Marine Security Guard, and was directly responsible for saving the lives of Consulate employees and maintaining security of the consulate. Staff Sgt. Michael L. Young, an EA-6B Prowler mechanic staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge with Marine Electronic Warfare Squadron 1, was awarded the Bronze Star with combat distinguishing device, Nov. 1, at Al Asad, Iraq,...
  • Schiavo's Remains Buried Amid Acrimony - (bronze marker says, "I kept my promise!")

    06/21/2005 4:58:37 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 34 replies · 906+ views
    The burial of Terri Schiavo's cremated remains didn't bring an end to the acrimony between her husband and her family. Michael Schiavo angered his late wife's family Monday by not notifying them about the burial beforehand and by inscribing on her bronze grave marker the words "I kept my promise." Michael Schiavo _ who said he promised his wife he would not keep her alive artificially _ also listed Feb. 25, 1990, as the date his wife "Departed this Earth." On that date, Schiavo collapsed and fell into what most doctors said was an irreversible vegetative state. Schiavo actually died...
  • Mutilated Bronze Age Lord Found In Germany

    05/30/2005 4:47:40 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 1,573+ views
    Mail And Guardian ^ | 5-30-2005 | Thomas Schoene
    Mutilated Bronze Age lord found in Germany Thomas Schoene | Halle, Germany 30 May 2005 05:23 Archaeologists have discovered the skeletons of a lord and his retainers in a burial mound at Germany's most celebrated Bronze Age site. Archaeologist Olaf Schroeder said the intact, 4 200-year-old mound was one of at least eight "barrows" within view of the ancient holy site that yielded the 3 600-year-old Nebra celestial disc, a bronze and gold depiction of the heavens, in 1999. Government archaeologists began excavating the wooded area after being tipped off that treasure-hunters were digging over the area in search of...
  • Unusual Bronze Coffin Unearthed In Lorestan (Iran)

    05/16/2005 3:17:34 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 1,115+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 5-16-2005
    Unusual bronze coffin unearthed in Lorestan Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN -- A bronze coffin containing a skeleton with a golden blindfold and a golden gag on its face were unearthed in farmland near the provincial capital city of Khorramabad in Lorestan Province, the director of an archaeological team working in the region said on Friday. “It was an exciting discovery. The golden items and bronze coffin show that the casket was for a person from a prominent family,” Jalal Adeli added. With four handles, the coffin is like a bathtub, and has been broken into four pieces. Its length...
  • Major Bronze Age Haul Unearthed (UK)

    04/26/2005 5:18:02 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 683+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-26-2005
    Major Bronze Age haul unearthed More than 140 pieces have been recovered from the garden A large haul of Bronze Age artefacts has been uncovered by a gardener. The 145 items, dating from about 800BC, were found by Simon Francis as he landscaped the grounds of a house in Cringleford, near Norwich. Norfolk County Council archaeologists say the haul is one of the largest and most significant they have known. Curator of archaeology Alan West said: "The items are in good condition and the more items we find the better knowledge we can develop of the era." It is very...
  • Devon Divers Find 3,000 Year Old Bronze Age Artefacts On Shipwreck Site

    03/08/2005 3:32:45 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 810+ views
    Tuesday 8 March 2005 12:40 Maritime And Coastguard Agency (National) DEVON DIVERS FIND 3,000 YEAR OLD BRONZE AGE ARTEFACTS ON SHIPWRECK SITE A group of divers have discovered a submerged hoard of Bronze Age artefacts off Salcombe, Devon. The find includes swords and rapiers, palstave axe heads, an adze, a cauldron handle, and a gold bracelet. The artefacts have been reported to English Heritage and declared to the Receiver of Wreck at the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, as it is believed that these relics come from an ancient shipwreck. The artefacts are currently being studied at the British Museum, which...
  • Russian Culture Official Suggests Legendary Gold Collection From Troy Unlikely be Returned Germany

    02/27/2005 2:03:19 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 19 replies · 1,353+ views
    AP ^ | 2/27/05
    MOSCOW (AP) - A legendary collection of gold objects from ancient Troy seized by Soviet troops in Berlin in 1945 should become Russian government property, a top Russian cultural official said in remarks published Saturday. But Anatoly Vilkov, deputy chief of the Russian agency that preserves the nation's cultural legacy, stopped short of ruling out the objects' return, as quoted by the newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets. The gold collection - excavated by amateur German archaeologist Hermann Schliemann - will be made federal property after it is inventoried, he said. It could be exhibited in Germany but only if its return is...
  • Aussies Find Bronze Age Canoe

    01/15/2005 4:44:46 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 839+ views
    The Australian ^ | 1-14-2005
    Aussies find bronze age canoe January 14, 2005 AUSTRALIAN archaeologists have unearthed one of the oldest log canoes ever found in South-East Asia. A team from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra and conservators from the National Museum of Australia excavated a 2.5m section of the boat last month at Dong Xa, about 50 kilometres southeast of the capital Hanoi. The boat was used for burial and contained the body of an adult. It would have been about 10m long and was believed to have been used in the Red River delta area around 100BC by a people known...
  • Bronze Age Site Discovered At Gas Company (UK)

    11/24/2004 12:25:07 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 493+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 11-24-2004 | Louise Hosie
    Bronze Age Site Discovered at Gas Company Dig By Louise Hosie, Scottish Press Association Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the most comprehensively-dated Bronze Age site in Britain, it emerged today. The 29 cremations pits and a number of artefacts were uncovered by chance during the installation of a gas pipeline in Aberdeenshire. The pits include 10 pottery urns containing ashes of children and adults and two golden eagle talons. The talons are of particular archaeological importance as they have never been excavated from this period before. Archaeologists were called to the site near Maud by gas maintenance company...
  • Valor medal honors mom [Bronze Star Awarded]

    11/23/2004 11:24:33 AM PST · by bushisdamanin04 · 18 replies · 851+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 23 Nov 04 | Hal Bernton
    By Hal Bernton Seattle Times staff reporter FORT LEWIS — For Army Spc. Rebecca Finnick, an April 5 convoy was supposed to be a routine visit to monitor the rebuilding of a prison in Mosul, Iraq. But along the way, her unarmored Humvee came under fire from insurgents hiding behind gravestones, and Finnick was thrust into the thick of a short but fierce firefight. Finnick's conduct in that combat yesterday earned her a Bronze Star for valor for actions that underscored the frontline roles that women often play in Iraq combat. The 30-year-old Finnick was cited for unleashing an initial...
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War VVAW, John Kerry, FBI files Section 8 (Oct–Nov 1971)

    09/09/2004 8:49:10 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 29 replies · 7,632+ views
    FBI Files on Vietnam Veterans Against the War VVAW and John Kerry ^ | October - November 1971 | FBI files concerning VVAW and John Kerry
    1. Prior to “Dewey Canyon III” Mike Thelan East Coast Coordinator for the VVAW tells a gathering of possible attendants that the VVAW’s official position is not to encourage anyone to commit acts of violence, but that VVAW activists are not “discouraging someone from “doing it”. VVAW activists are not “discouraging someone from committing acts of violence, pg 4 2. FBI files indicate that “VVAW is under active investigation in view of indications of communist and other subversive infiltration”. indications of communist and other subversive infiltration, pg 24 3. Speaker at VVAW antiwar rally Carl Moore makes following statements, “President...
  • Highlights of the VVAW FBI files and John Kerry Section 7 (October 1971)

    09/07/2004 6:00:45 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 250 replies · 5,786+ views
    FBI Files on Vietnam Veterans Against the War and John Kerry ^ | October 1971 | FBI files concerning VVAW and John Kerry
    Highlights of the VVAW FBI files and John Kerry Section 7 (October 1971) 1. “On September 30, 1971, Robert Malone, Chief of Police, University of Nevada, advised Kerry’s speech at the University was sponsored by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, and that he was paid $1,200.00, including expenses for his appearance.” Kerry is paid for VVAW speeches, pg 25 2. VVAW pickets restaurant because owner refuses to serve long haired, barefoot and dirty veterans in his place of business. It is also noted that the organization encourages the use of narcotics. VVAW pickets restaurant, pg 28-29 3....
  • Sen. Kerry's Vietnam Medals Evaluation Report (A MUST READ)

    09/03/2004 2:58:29 PM PDT · by The Bandit · 44 replies · 3,564+ views
    The Bandit ^ | Sept. 3, 2004 | The Bandit
    The Rescue Sen. Kerry's Bronze Star recommendation makes no mention of Sen. Kerry being under enemy small arms fire. Here is how his Bronze Star recommendation describes the rescue: "LTJG KERRY from his exposed position on the bow of the boat, managed to pull RASSMAN aboard despite the painful wound in his right arm." Jim Rassmann claims he was the one who recommended Sen. Kerry for a award, originally recommended Kerry for the Silver Star that later was reduced to a Bronze Star. However, Sen. Kerry's Bronze Star recommendation only lists one eyewitness for the rescue of Jim Rassmann:...
  • VVAW leader meets Communists to discuss tactics in the US anti-war movement. Kerry's group

    08/30/2004 4:53:45 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 8 replies · 3,369+ views
    FBI files indicate that VVAW leader Al Hubbard reported to the VVAW Executive Committee meeting upon returning from Paris the following, “Hubbard indicated that VVAW as an organization had received commitments of support from Leftists throughout the world. He indicated that following the conference he had private discussions with individuals from Laos and Cambodia, the primary topic discussed were tactics in the United States anti-war movement. In his opinion these discussions turned out to be the most important part of the conference for him. He said that during these talks he was able to confirm the fact that a seven...
  • Kerry stated he was referring to other Vietnam vets and not the Swift Boat Vets, than isn't it true!

    08/30/2004 4:27:19 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 15 replies · 1,530+ views
    Vanity | August 30, 2004 | Stockpirate
    Recently I have read that John Kerry has told the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth that he was not referring to them in his senate speech in 1971, but to all the other Vietnam War veterans. Well, we should apply the same standard to this that Kerry and his news pals have used, that is; That Kerry did not serve in their tent, unit, team, foxhole, aircraft, patrol unit, or squad so therefore he cannot know what these men were doing or not doing. Therefore, because by his own admission that by these standards the SBVT could not have known...
  • John Kerry's China Connection

    08/29/2004 4:14:35 PM PDT · by Shamrock-DW · 9 replies · 857+ views
    One more brick in the Kerry wall......