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  • 5 bodies found in submerged Oklahoma cars(UPDATE: Sixth body found)

    09/18/2013 3:29:58 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies ^ | 9-17-2013 | K. Querry and A. Edwards
    ELK CITY, Okla. – Emergency crews pulled two cars from Foss Lake in Custer County Tuesday afternoon. The Elk City Daily News reported human remains have been found in both vehicles. Investigators said one of the vehicles is connected to a cold case more than 40-years-old where three teenagers went missing Nov. 20, 1970. The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro crews pulled from Foss Lake may have belonged to 16-year-old Jimmy Allen Williams, who was last seen driving in Sayre with two friends, 18-year-old Thomas Rios and 18-year-old Leah Johnson. The three teens never returned home and have not been heard from...
  • Sioux, Cheyenne celebrate new historic landmark

    06/11/2012 8:29:01 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | 11 June 2012 | Lorna Thackaray
    LAME DEER — For 1,000 years or more, native peoples have etched their histories and prophecies on the sandstone faces of Deer Medicine Rocks near what is now Lame Deer. Barely visible bighorn sheep, warriors on horseback and a grizzly bear roam the soft, sheer faces of the rock outcrop just off the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. And on an early June day 136 years ago, a Sioux artist carved a vision that had come to Hunkpapa medicine man Sitting Bull after a torturous Sundance ceremony. In the dream, soldiers with “grasshopper” legs fell from the sky into the Indian camp....
  • What Killed Lenin? Poison Called Possibility

    05/06/2012 8:59:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, May 6, 2012 | Alex Dominguez
    Stress, family medical history or possibly even poison led to the death of Vladimir Lenin, contradicting a popular theory that a sexually transmitted disease debilitated the Soviet Union’s founder, a UCLA neurologist said. Dr. Harry Vinters and Russian historian Lev Lurie reviewed Lenin’s records Friday for an annual University of Maryland School of Medicine conference that examines the deaths of famous figures. The conference is held yearly at the school, where researchers in the past have re-examined the diagnoses of figures including King Tut, Christopher Columbus, Simon Bolivar and Abraham Lincoln.
  • Medical Sleuths Discuss the Forensics of Death (Lenin, Lincoln, Custer, etc.)

    05/07/2012 1:52:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 6 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    Death never dies here. It just keeps getting more interesting, more beguiling. More, well, alive. Alive in every cringe-worthy detail, in every clue about its causes, in every shard of evidence waiting to be spliced to another shard . . . and another shard until a picture starts to form, an image assembled from nuggets of information collected decades or centuries ago. Death, at least for the doctors and history buffs who gather each year at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is the coolest of puzzles, leading them to the coolest of theories. Could Abraham Lincoln have been saved? (Yes.)...
  • Custer and Little Bighorn: 135 years ago and questions remain

    06/25/2011 8:15:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 209 replies · 1+ views
    The Dickinson Press ^ | June 25, 2011
    Today marks the 135 anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn near present day Garryowen, Mont. After all this time the death of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer remains a mystery.
  • Custer's 'Last Flag' sold for $2.2 million

    12/10/2010 4:41:49 PM PST · by Bad~Rodeo · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12-10-2010 | MATTHEW BROWN
    <p>BILLINGS, Mont. – After spending much of the last century in storage, the only U.S. flag not captured or lost during Custer's Last Stand at the Battle of Little Bighorn sold at auction Friday for $2.2 million.</p> <p>The buyer was identified by the New York auction house Sotheby's as an American private collector.</p>
  • Old West Point applicant letters being put online

    11/10/2010 9:10:48 AM PST · by DFG · 12 replies
    Yahoo ia AP ^ | 11/10/10 | Chris Carola
    Years before leading his vastly outnumbered troops to their doom at Little Bighorn, a young George Armstrong Custer was described as accurate in math. Nearly 30 years before his March to the Sea laid waste to a large swath of Georgia, William Tecumseh Sherman was deemed a "fine energetic boy." And two decades before he would earn the nickname "Stonewall," Thomas J. Jackson's dreams of a military career got a boost from a man who would help start the Civil War.
  • Custer's last flag: Little Bighorn banner for sale

    06/27/2010 7:36:34 PM PDT · by Saije · 60 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | 6/27/2010 | Tom Leonard
    An American flag found at Little Bighorn after Lt Col George Custer and nearly 270 men were wiped out by Indian warriors is expected to fetch as much as Ł3.3 million when it goes up for auction. The swallowtail battle guidon of the 7th Cavalry Regiment was the only military artefact left behind after Custer and his men were defeated by thousands of Lakota and Cheyenne Indians, led by Sitting Bull, in June, 1876.*** The victorious Plains Indians had stripped the corpses clean of trophies but evidently missed the flag, which was hidden under the body of a fallen soldier....
  • McDonald's Custer toy angers Indian Country

    06/18/2009 6:15:58 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 67 replies · 2,522+ views
    RAPID CITY, S.D. - Custer rides again, although he's atop a plastic motorcycle and in a McDonald's Happy Meal box. And that doesn't sit well with some in the Native American community. Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer was killed in 1876 along the Little Big Horn River by Native Americans he aimed to destroy. But Hollywood brought him back to life as a character in the Ben Stiller comedy “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” which opened in theaters May 22. McDonald's included characters from the movie as toys in its kid-sized Happy Meals. The fast food chain's...
  • Today In History - June 25, 1876 - Battle of the Little Big Horn (Custer's Last Stand)

    06/25/2008 8:29:22 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 125 replies · 1,991+ views
    Today is the anniversary of one of the more controversial battles in US history - one that has been debated over and over for years. On this day in 1876, Genl George A Custer and large share of the US 7th Cavalry were killed in a battle near the Little Bighorn River in Montana. Because many of us on Free Republic enjoy history as well as debating history, I wanted to post this to see what you all have to say about this battle? Who's fault was it? Did Custer have a bad battle plan? Or did Reno and Benteern...
  • Custer's ride revisited by local reenactor [Battle of the Little Bighorn]

    06/22/2008 4:13:09 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 35 replies · 146+ views
    Monroe News ^ | June 21. 2008 | by Ronda Stiffler
    Custer reenactor Steve Alexander rides the trail that Gen. Custer rode as part of the celebration. On June 25, 1876, a force of 200 U.S. soldiers under Gen. George Armstrong Custer is wiped out by the Sioux Indians at Little Big Horn, Montana. - Photo courtesy of Sandy Alexander In 1876, General George Custer led the 7th Cavalry of the United States Army on a fateful journey across four hundred miles of prairie in thirty nine days. Today, Monroe resident and Custer reenactor Steve Alexander begins recreating Custer's last ride, leading troops of the Frontier Army of Dakotas and...
  • General Custer was betrayed at Little Bighorn (and the story of the officer who tried to stop it)

    02/15/2008 7:15:07 AM PST · by drzz · 55 replies · 2,967+ views
    Custer's Last Stand History Portal ^ | 02/15/07 | custerwest
    Captain Thomas B. Weir was the commander of company B, in Captain Benteen’s battalion (one of the three columns that Custer sent against the Indians at Little Bighorn). On June 25, 1876, Weir followed Benteen in his scout on the South of the valley, looking for “satellite villages” (other Indian villages around the main one). __ “WE OUGHT TO BE OVER THERE!” When Benteen understood that the scout didn’t give any results, he came back on Custer’s trail. He had specific orders to follow Custer’s steps and to send him a note about the results of his scouts. Benteen didn’t...
  • Praising a terrorist: Cheyenne chief Black Kettle and the teaching of US history

    01/22/2008 8:41:46 AM PST · by drzz · 5 replies · 1,011+ views
    "I just read in an Indian depredation claim I copied from the National Archives last summer that Black Kettle was understood by everyone in 1868 as being a spy for the raiding Indians. He would profess peace and all the time he was gathering information he would later share with the Dog Soldiers to assist them in their raids, etc." Dr. Jeff Broome, author of the very important book "Dog Soldier Justice", the most accurate depiction of the Indian massacres of 1868 "Some of the raiders came from Black Kettle's camp. As was the case on numerous previous occasions, his...
  • US History : the Battle of the Little Bighorn in six minutes

    01/16/2008 8:43:47 AM PST · by drzz · 65 replies · 338+ views
    Video ^ | 01/16/2007 | custerwest
    LIES ON GENERAL CUSTER AND THE LITTLE BIGHORN 1) Custer never massacred Indians. (see the Battle of the Washita) 2) Custer was one of the most brilliant cavalry generals of his times (see Custer in the Civil War) 3) Custer understood how to fight Indians (see the Battle of the Washita, the Battle of the Little bighorn -LBH) 4) Custer never underestimated his enemy at Little Bighorn (see before the battle). 5) The Indians at LBH were 1'500, exactly the number of warriors Custer expected to surprise with his 647 soldiers (an usual tactic in Indian warfare). There has...
  • Today in US history: The Battle of the Washita (1868)

    11/27/2007 10:25:10 AM PST · by drzz · 5 replies · 142+ views
    THE BATTLE OF THE WASHITA (November 27, 1868, Indian territory - modern-day Oklahoma) Gregory F. Michno, ENCYCLOPEDIA of Indian Wars 1850-1890, pages 226-227 "On November 12, 1868 , 11 companies of the 7th Cavalry under Lt. Col. George A. Custer, 3 companies of the 3rd Infantry, 1 of the 5th Infantry, 1 of the 38th Infantry, and about 450 wagons set out from Fort Dodgefor Indian territory to seek out hostile Indians. Across a snow-covered landscape Custer followed Indian trails to a 50-lodge Cheyenne village on the banks of the Washita River. Early on the frigid morning of 27 November,...
  • My video to honor US servicemen and women, then and now

    09/16/2007 1:14:02 AM PDT · by drzz · 20 replies · 817+ views
    Video ^ | 09/16/07 | drzz
    This a video which was a long and hard work, but there it is: tribute to the 7th cavalry in the Indian Territory, Korea, Vietnam, the Pacific Front, Kuwait, Iraq. Garry Owen to these US heroes then and now!
  • Today in history: the battle of Little Bighorn

    06/25/2007 6:45:11 AM PDT · by drzz · 144 replies · 2,666+ views
    Custer's Last Stand ^ | June 25, 2007 | drzz
    In Memoriam: Custer's Last Stand, June 25, 1876 Private William Slaper : «Each man had secreted himself behind a slain horse. » Lieutenant Charles DeRudio: “The horses were laying as if to suggest a barricade.” Lieutenant Luther Hare: “The evidence on the Custer field indicated very hard fighting.” __ Reno court of Inquiry: “In regard to the severity of the fighting on General Custer’s battlefield, did you see any evidences that there was hard fighting there, or the contrary? Lieutenant Godfrey: “I think there must have been a very hard fighting. Reno court of Inquiry: “You think there was a...
  • Native American Governor wants to rename a battlefield - typical revisionism by ethnic minorities

    05/25/2007 4:30:11 PM PDT · by drzz · 89 replies · 1,601+ views
    Governor Darrell Flyingman of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma put things in realistic perspective when he arose to speak. He talked about the thousands of acres of land either ceded or stolen by hook and crook from the people of his nation over the years (in Oklahoma). He said, "I consider this to be a site of a massacre (Washita battlefield, OH) and not a battlefield as it is named and I will do everything within my power to see that the site is renamed as the Washita Massacre rather than Battlefield. Gov. Flyingman said that he felt...
  • Take a Stand!

    05/16/2007 11:00:42 AM PDT · by drzz · 55 replies · 816+ views ^ | 05/16/07 | drzz
    Take a Stand with videos and articles on Custer's Last Stand. New videos: "Custer's Last Prayer" and the "Reno Court of Inquiry", along with other Custer stuffs, testimonies on the Little Big Horn etc. Visit also the French part of the website for extensive Custer paintings and pictures. A whole 2007 movie on Custer's Last Stand by the BBC is also available. Enjoy.
  • Video: Betrayal at Little Big Horn, the evidence

    05/10/2007 5:43:50 AM PDT · by drzz · 109 replies · 9,898+ views
    Video ^ | 05/10/07 | drzz
    This is the sequel to the other videos about Custer's Last Stand, and how Custer was betrayed by his subordinates in the battle during one the most famous disaster in US military history.
  • Video: the Custer legacy to US military history

    04/29/2007 10:18:18 AM PDT · by drzz · 3 replies · 650+ views
    Video ^ | 04/29/07 | drzz
    Here again, with the right link - the other was not right. The Custer legacy - Custer division in World War II, the 7th cavalry in Ia Drang and Baghdad, Custer's Civil War veterans... It's an American legacy.
  • Video: the Custer legacy to American military history

    04/29/2007 9:04:55 AM PDT · by drzz · 23 replies · 870+ views
    Video ^ | 04/29/06 | drzz
    Video: the Custer legacy from the 1900s through WWII, the Vietnam war, the Iraq war.
  • Video: US general in chief about the battle of the Little Big Horn

    04/27/2007 9:23:05 AM PDT · by drzz · 88 replies · 2,049+ views
    Video ^ | 04/27/07 | drzz
    Here is a video summarize of the conclusions of US Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles, commander of the entire US army in 1898, about his researchs on the legendary Battle of the Little Big Horn. On June 25 1876, General Custer divided his forces (647 men) in three batallions to confront 1'500 Indian warriors. One was completely destroyed, it was Custer's. Two survived with 10% of casulaties, it was Major Reno's and Captain Benteen's batallions. No Inquiry was asked after the disaster and, 131 years after the battle, there are still doubts about who was guilty, and who made mistakes....
  • Heroism in American History : watch the video

    04/10/2007 7:40:29 AM PDT · by drzz · 30 replies · 1,782+ views
    YouTube ^ | custerdivision
    Many historians in America are complaining that people are not interested in American History, and not ready to want accuracy. Here is a video about Custer's Last Stand, in words and pictures. Enjoy 6 minutes of accurate American history! (this video was done by a Custer historian)
  • “Benteen, Come on. Big village. Be quick. Bring packs. PS Bring pacs”

    06/25/2006 5:03:04 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 187 replies · 3,206+ views
    History | June 25, 2006 | johnny7
    One hundred and thirty years ago today... George Armstrong Custer led five company's of the 7th Cavalry to their death in one of the most hypothesized battles in American history. The main reason for this uncommon amount of speculation is because so little is known of what happened to these five company's... after this hastily-scribbled note was sent to Captain Frederick Benteen. It was written by Lt. W. W. Cooke... often called 'The Queens Own' by his fellow officers for his Canadian ancestry. Cooke was Custer's exec... and the notebook from which he tore the page from was later...
  • George Armstrong Custer and THE BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIG HORN (A South African View)

    06/05/2006 11:09:10 AM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies · 5,130+ views
    S.A. Military History Society Journal ^ | November, 1973 | R. MURCHISON
    November, 1973. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Die Suid-Afrikaanse Krygshistoriese Vereniging -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Military History Journal - Vol 3 No 1 George Armstrong Custer and THE BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIG HORN by R. MURCHISON The subject of a talk given to the S.A. Military History Society by Mr R. Murchison in November, 1973. Editors’ Note. Shortly after the Journal went to print, the sad news of Mr Rod Murchison’s death while on home leave in the United States reached us. We are sure that readers who knew Rod Murchison will feel as we do that we have lost a dear friend and that they...
  • Custer Describes the Battle of the Washita

    05/19/2006 12:18:33 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies · 701+ views
    My Life on the Plains Gen. George A. Custer ^ | 1872 | Gen. George A. Custer
    The Battle of the Washita. BEFORE proceeding to narrate the incidents of the pursuit which led us to the battle of the Washita I will refer to the completion of our hasty preparations to detach ourselves from the encumbrance of our immense wagon train. In the last chapter it has been seen that the train was to be left behind under the protection of an officer and eighty cavalrymen, with orders to push after us, following our trail in the snow as rapidly as the teams could move. Where or when it would again join us no one could foretell;...
  • Battle of the Washita

    05/19/2006 11:15:56 AM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies · 751+ views
    Carbine & Lance, The Story of Old Fort Sill, ^ | 1937 | Colonel Wilbur S. Nye
    The following story is from the book, Carbine & Lance, The Story of Old Fort Sill, by Colonel W. S. Nye; Copyright © 1937 by the University of Oklahoma Press. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Early in November Custer's Seventh Cavalry was ready to march south against the hostile Indians. The Nineteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, not being fully mobilized, was ordered to join Custer later, at the junction of Wolf Creek and Beaver Creek, in the northern part of Indian Territory. This was where General Sully's recent expedition had turned back from its pursuit of the Cheyennes. General Sheridan...
  • Major Joel Haworth Elliott (b. October 27, 1840, d. November 27, 1868)

    05/19/2006 10:24:43 AM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies · 1,604+ views
    Family Tree Maker ^ | 2004 | Unknown
    Major Joel Haworth Elliott (b. October 27, 1840, d. November 27, 1868) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Joel Haworth Elliott (son of Mark Elliott and Mary S. Haworth) was born October 27, 1840 in Centre Township, Wayne County, Indiana, and died November 27, 1868 in White Rock, on the Washita River, Indian Territory. Notes for Joel Haworth Elliott: Joel Haworth Elliott was born to a stanch pacifist Quaker family in Wayne County, Indiana and lived on the family farm until the age of 21. He was recorded in the 1850 and 1860 U.S. census records living on the family farm in Centre Township in...
  • Frederick William Benteen Brigadier General, United States Army

    05/12/2006 2:56:08 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies · 699+ views
    Arlington ^ | 22 April 2004
    Frederick William Benteen Brigadier General, United States Army Born at Petersburg, Virginia, on August 24, 1834, he was a career Army officer who distinguished himself in the Civil War. He was with the Seventh United States Cavalry, under the command of Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer, at the Battle of the Big Horn in June 1876. His was one of the columns that Custer split, his being sent on another route to the Indian encampment, thus sparing he and his command. After hard fighting with the Indians who had destroyed Custer, and after suffering many casualties, the Indians retreated...
  • The Fate Lt. Lyman Kidder

    05/12/2006 1:23:24 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies · 1,049+ views ^ | Marilyn Coopwe
    July 1867 "M" Company 2nd Cavalry 2nd Lieut. - Lyman S. Kidder Sergeant - Oscar Close Corporal - Charles Haines Private - Roger Curry Private - Michael Cornell Private - William Floyd Private - Michael Gorman Private - Michael Haley Private - N.J. Humphries Private - Michael Lawler Private - Charles Taltin Sioux Scout - Red Bead Died in the Performance of their duty on or about July 2, 1867, in combat with Sioux and Cheyenne Indians. On June 1, 1867, Lt. Col. G.A. Custer left Fort Hays, Kansas with 1100 men of the Seventh Cavalry to quell an Indian...
  • Custer in Cyberspace

    05/09/2006 5:45:09 AM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies · 226+ views
    Defense Horizons (National Defense University ^ | February 2006 | David C. Gompert and Richard L. Kugler
    Custer in Cyberspace by David C. Gompert and Richard L. Kugler Overview The combination of abundant networked information and fluid, unfamiliar situations in the current era makes it at once possible and imperative to improve decisionmaking in combat. The key to improvement is to integrate faster reasoning and more reliable intuition into a cognitive whole to achieve battle-wisdom. Although the technologies that both demand and facilitate battle- wisdom are new, military history holds lessons on combining reasoning and intuition in conditions of urgency, danger, and uncertainty. Today’s fast and distributed style of war has antecedents in the reconnaissance and strike...
  • DFU SONG: Running Bear (well, well.....Harry Reid has his own little Abramoff Indian scandal)

    02/09/2006 1:41:06 PM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies · 754+ views
    DFU SONGS | 2-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - RUNNING BEAR Harry Reid, a lying weasel...talks of scandal all of the time This man blames the GOPers...saying they're involved in crime Would you find it so suprising...that he's told you lots of lies Jack Abramoff gave him some wampum...but the truth he still defies Harry, what is in your peacepipe...tell us what you've had to smoke Harry, what is in your peacepipe...legislators shouldn't toke Howard Dean, that famous screamer...covered Harry's most worthless butt Are there some who would believe him...Howard is a proven nut Harry's right...there should be charges...let it be if he insists If it...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Frederick W. Benteen - Aug. 18th, 2005

    08/17/2005 9:59:49 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 45 replies · 3,494+ views
    Wild West Magazine | June 2001 | Steven M. Leonard
    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. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... . U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare 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...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Susanna Alderdice and Summit Springs (7/11/1869) - Aug. 1st, 2005

    07/31/2005 10:23:51 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 59 replies · 6,490+ views
    Wild West Magazine | October 2003 | Jeff Broome
    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. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare 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...
  • Wild and Free

    07/04/2005 7:48:07 AM PDT · by stilts · 3 replies · 455+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 4, 2005 | Deanne Stillman
    AS WE GATHER today on town squares and parade down Main Street to proclaim our 229th birthday, let us pause to consider the wild horse -- the great American icon, the fleet-footed wind-drinker that our country rode in on. Pressed into service by the thousands, the wild horse blazed our trails, fought our wars, spilled rivers of blood. Often our cavalry horses were known by number only. Sometimes they had names. I speak of Comanche, a mustang that fought with Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. It was 1876, the year of our centennial, on June 25,...
  • Freeper Comments Requested: Custer and Stuart

    04/06/2005 4:47:10 AM PDT · by LS · 35 replies · 770+ views
    self | 4/6/05 | LS
    Freepers, I'm interested in the independent actions of George A. Custer at Little Big Horn and JEB Stuart from Brandy Station to Gettysburg on his "wild ride." 1) On Custer, I'd appreciate Freeper comments on Fox's book, "Archeology, History, and Custer's Last Battle" and "Lakota Noon." I've read the "standards: Stewart, Utley, and other older books. What do you think of Fox's "disintegration" theory? It does fit VERY well with Victor Hanson's model of western-style armies gaining their superiority from drill and discipline more than firepower (per se.) I'm especially interested in the following questions: a) did Custer exceed his...
  • U.S. contractors in Iraq allege abuses

    02/15/2005 5:02:53 PM PST · by Brian Mosely · 54 replies · 1,449+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Updated: 7:43 p.m. ET Feb. 15, 2005 | Lisa Myers & the NBC investigative unit
    There are new allegations that heavily armed private security contractors in Iraq are brutalizing Iraqi civilians. In an exclusive interview, four former security contractors told NBC News that they watched as innocent Iraqi civilians were fired upon, and one crushed by a truck. The contractors worked for an American company paid by U.S. taxpayers. The Army is looking into the allegations. The four men are all retired military veterans: Capt. Bill Craun, Army Rangers; Sgt. Jim Errante, military police; Cpl. Ernest Colling, U.S. Army; and Will Hough, U.S. Marines. All went to Iraq months ago as private security contractors. "I...
  • Famed Little Big Horn survivor being moved (horse, "Commanche")

    01/14/2005 3:18:13 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 45 replies · 3,474+ views
    AP/WBOC ^ | Jan 14 05 | AP/WBOC
    LAWRENCE, Kan. Officials of the Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas want to move one of the world's most famous horses -- very carefully. "Comanche" survived the Battle of Little Bighorn. He was badly wounded in the 1876 battle often referred to as Custer's Last Stand. But he was nursed back to health and spent the rest of his life on ceremonial duties for the Army. He died in 1891. The stuffed horse has been in an exhibit space on the fifth floor of the K-U museum, on the Lawrence campus, since the late 1950s. Museum officials plan...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Major General George Armstrong Custer - Jan. 10th, 2005

    01/09/2005 10:37:06 PM PST · by SAMWolf · 81 replies · 7,899+ views
    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. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... . U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare 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...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Revisits The Battle of The Little Big Horn - December 3rd, 2004

    12/02/2004 10:24:53 PM PST · by snippy_about_it · 107 replies · 2,844+ views
    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. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare 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...
  • Robert Peterson's Prize-Winning Politically Correct "Teaching 9/11" Lesson Plan

    11/24/2004 11:50:16 AM PST · by maxflack · 2 replies · 640+ views
    November 24, 2004 | Denis Schulz
  • Custer's Last Stand: Little Bighorn.June 25, 1876

    06/25/2004 7:09:26 AM PDT · by ijcr · 185 replies · 4,243+ views
    Historic Traveller.Com ^ | 6/25/2004 | Primedia
    Like the battle at the Alamo, the one fought at the Little Bighorn has entered the realm where history and legend merge. The basic facts are these: on June 25, 1876, seventh U.S. Cavalry troops commanded by Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer came upon history's largest known encampment of Indians beside the Little Bighorn River. In the battle that followed, Custer and all the men with him—more than 260—were wiped out by the Sioux warriors of Chiefs Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse as well as Cheyenne warriors. Ironically, the Native Americans' victory hastened their own downfall, as Custer's loss motivated...
  • Thousands see dedication of Indian Memorial at Little Bighorn

    06/26/2003 8:38:15 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 2 replies · 266+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | June 26, 2003 | LORNA THACKERAY
    Ogalala Sioux healer George Amiotte came alone to pray as the sun rose on the new Indian Memorial at Little Bighorn Battlefield. He wanted to be there early, before the crowds arrived for the dedication of the memorial honoring the American Indians who fought and died there June 25, 1876. There he would offer prayers for the dead on behalf of the three warrior societies to which he belongs on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Dressed in buckskins and feathers, as his ancestors would have been 127 years ago, he offered his thanks for their sacrifice. Amiotte is...
  • Oglala riders retrace history (127th Anniversary of the Custer's Last Stand)

    06/25/2003 1:13:13 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 54 replies · 1,007+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | June 25, 2003 | JAMES HAGENGRUBER
    CROW AGENCY - The descendants of Crazy Horse trotted across 360 miles of prairie for a chance to charge up Last Stand Hill early this morning. The 20 riders of the Great Sioux Nation Victory Ride set out June 9 from the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. They wanted to take a slow, contemplative path to the battlefield where their ancestors found victory 127 years ago. It was a chance to remind the tribe's young people of the one unmistakable outcome of the battle, rider Doug War Eagle said. "We're still here," he said. Tuesday night the riders...

    06/25/2003 5:47:36 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 3 replies · 310+ views
    Those were George Armstrong Custers last words heard by a living human being a few minutes before the “unthinkable” happened.1876 was an exciting time in America. It was the year of the Centenial, the Brooklyn Bridge was being built and the future was bright and limitless.On a hot afternoon in June... the 25th, this euphoria would recieve a cold slap in the face. Custer, boy general of the Civil War/Indian fighter would lay dead on the field along with his two brothers, a nephew and a brother-in-law.210 troopers under his direct command also layed dead, scattered about him. The mutilation...
  • Victory Cries at Little Bighorn Include a Few Tears for Custer

    06/25/2003 5:30:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 220+ views
    <p>CROW AGENCY, Mont. -- It's a lonely time to be kindling the flame of Gen. George Armstrong Custer.</p> <p>Wednesday morning, there will be war whoops and dancing when the National Park Service dedicates a $2 million memorial to commemorate the Indians who died in the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. The bowl-shaped monument sits just a pistol shot away from the hilltop grave marker where Custer and most of his men went down under a hail of arrows and bullets. This year's program makes no mention at all of Custer or his followers.</p>
  • Indians Finally Gain Recognition at George Custer's Little Bighorn Site in MT

    06/23/2003 2:22:07 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 14 replies · 638+ views
    Casper, WY, Star-Tribune ^ | 06-23-03 | Bohrer, Becky, AP
    Indians finally recognized at battlesite By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press writer Monday, June 23, 2003 LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT, Mont. -- The words were angry, ugly. But to Tim Lame Woman, they were truth, and they nagged at him to be spoken whenever he passed the grassy battlefield where Lt. Col. George Custer became a legend. On a June day in 1988, Lame Woman marched with other members of the American Indian Movement to the monument to the 7th Cavalry atop Last Stand Hill. They placed at its base a crudely engraved plaque honoring the "Indian patriots who fought...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIG HORN - Dec. 13th, 2002

    12/13/2002 5:34:26 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 228 replies · 7,898+ views
    U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare 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. We hope to provide an ongoing source of information about issues and problems that are specific to Veterans and resources that are available to Veterans and their families. 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...
  • Miles Keogh: A fighter, a Patriot, a Catholic.

    11/22/2002 4:18:14 PM PST · by Burkeman1 · 7 replies · 2,260+ views
    Catholic Info Center ^ | by Phil Grabowski
    “From the eyes of coal that blazed with flames, his teeth glistening as a fighting grizzly.” That was a Native American description of Irish Captain Myles W. Keogh from the Command of Company “I” in Custer’s Seventh U.S. Calvary. He rode a rejuvenated horse named Commanche, whom was the only known survivor in the Battle of Little Bighorn, better known as Custer’s Last Stand. The gelding horse has had a history of injuries and always overcame the adversity: he was found in a thicket with seven arrows in his body. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Keogh was born 1840 in a stone house his...