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  • Pearl Harbor survivor brings Vikings fans to their feet

    12/08/2014 7:21:16 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-7-14 | Brian Murphy
    Richard Thill survived Pearl Harbor and waited 73 years for an ovation many of his comrades would never hear. So a stubbornly long New York Jets drive and icy wind at TCF Bank Stadium could not ruin his moment. The Vikings salute military veterans during the first television timeout of the second quarter each home game. Thill was a special honoree Sunday, Dec. 7 -- a solemn anniversary in U.S. history, one he hopes never fades from memory. The 91-year-old St. Paul native was introduced with a video tribute that included an interview and familiar black-and-white newsreels that showed the...
  • December 7, Seventy Years Later

    12/07/2011 7:10:01 PM PST · by stolinsky · 6 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 12-07-11 | stolinsky
      December 7, Seventy Years Later David C. Stolinsky Dec. 7, 2011 http://carlahoag.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/u-s-s-arizona-pearl-harbor.jpg December 7, 1941 − like September 11, 2001 − began with fine weather and bright sunshine. Both days began with complacent Americans who planned to spend the day in their usual, peaceful activities. Both days began with other people who had other plans. Both days ended with many Americans dead, and the rest awakened from their slumbers. December 7 was a Sunday. Some people slept late. Others went to church. Personnel at the U.S. Navy Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and at Hickam Army Airfield were...
  • Presidential Proclamation - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

    12/07/2009 11:14:30 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 29 replies · 770+ views
    White House.gov ^ | Dec 4, 2009 | Barack Obama
    A PROCLAMATION President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 7, 1941, a "date which will live in infamy." With over 3,500 Americans killed or wounded, the surprise attack by the Imperial Japanese on Pearl Harbor was an attempt to break the American will and destroy our Pacific Fleet. They succeeded in doing neither. On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and we honor all those who selflessly served our Nation at home and abroad during World War II. On a tranquil Sunday morning, as war...
  • Obama branded 'Groveller-in-Chief' (for deep bow to Emperor's son who auth. Pearl Harbor attack)

    11/18/2009 5:19:02 PM PST · by Justaham · 7 replies · 448+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-18-09 | David Gardner
    President Obama has been branded the Groveller-in-Chief after giving an exaggerated bow to Japans emperor Akihito - the son of the ruler who authorised the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Coming so soon after Remembrance Day, the deep bow caused an outcry in the U.S. While it was seen as a sign of respect in Japan, Mr Obama was attacked in America for bowing and scraping to a foreign leader, particularly a Japanese one. Wartime scars are still raw for many Americans. The 6ft 2in Presidents mark of deference to the 5ft 5in emperor in Japan on Saturday dominated discussion...
  • Navy Signs Hoga Donation Contract (Surplus WWII Tug)

    07/29/2005 7:15:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 372+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | July 29, 2005 | unattributed
    Dionel Aviles, under secretary of the Navy, signed a donation contract July 28 officially transferring the historic, World War II harbor tug Hoga (YTB 146) to the city of North Little Rock, Ark., for the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. The city plans to transport the vessel from the Maritime Administrations National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Suisun Bay, Calif., to a display site in North Little Rock, on the Arkansas River. Secretary of the Navy Gordon England said, This historic vessel serves as a testament to the unrelenting courage and fierce determination exhibited by Hoga's crew during the attack on Pearl...
  • USS ARIZONA : Keeping a vow

    12/08/2003 5:43:53 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 187+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 12/08/03 | Bob Purvis
    Photos by Kelly Presnell / Staff Navy League Sea Cadet Evan Dundas bows his head in prayer during the USS Arizona remembrance at the University of Arizona. Adm. Vern Clark pays homage. "For most of us the thought of all of that is just simply beyond comprehension," he said. 2,000 recall crew that gave all Before a large crowd gathered silently on the UA campus, the bell from the USS Arizona tolled in remembrance, marking the 62nd anniversary of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. About 2,000 civilians and military personnel attended Sunday morning's event to recall the attack on...
  • Dec. 7 memories never fade.

    12/07/2003 6:50:14 AM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 149+ views
    Dec. 7 memories never fade: 'Man your battle stations' Photos by David Sanders / Staff Rex Bridgemon, with a 1942 photo of himself. When he made topside on Dec. 7, 1941, "all I could see was sinking and burning ships." Bridgemon holds a commemorative coin that Congress created for Pearl Harbor survivors. By Bonnie Henry He was eating a bowl of Post Toasties when the world changed. "I was in my storeroom. I had just come out with a bowl of cereal and a glass of milk in my other hand," says Rex Bridgemon, former petty officer second class aboard...
  • Human Events: Terrell Took Nap on Election Day

    12/26/2002 3:52:38 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 22 replies · 295+ views
    Human Events, Dec. 16, 2002, pp. 7, 14 | 12-26-02 | Theodore R.
    The conservative weekly "Human Events" reported in its Dec. 16 edition that LA Republican senatorial nominee Suzanne Terrell took a nap on the day of her general election against Democrat Mary Landrieu. While Terrell napped on Dec. 7, Landrieu "was shaking hands at McDonalds," HE reported. Moreover, the Landrieu campaigner, Donna Brazile, was in the process of organizing her turnout of black voters. Records indicate that black turnout actually INCREASED on Dec. 7, compared to Nov. 5, in LA, whereas white turnout DECLINED. HE reported that "many black ministers worked hard to turn out black voters, not an easy job...
  • Holloway Says He Regrets Democrat Congressonal Victory in LA

    12/17/2002 6:48:37 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 272+ views
    The Alexandria, LA, Daily Town Talk ^ | 12-17-02 | Sumrall, Bill
    <p>Holloway unhappy Democrat elected Stands behind Fletcher remarks Bill Sumrall / Staff Reporter Posted on December 17, 2002 FOREST HILL - As a Republican, Clyde Holloway is unhappy a Democrat was elected in the 5th Congressional District.</p> <p>But, Holloway still doesn't regret remarks he made about Lee Fletcher, the Republican candidate in the Dec. 7 runoff.</p>
  • Lest we Forget... December 7, 1941

    12/07/2002 10:34:20 PM PST · by Action-America · 23 replies · 759+ views
    Action America ^ | 12/7/02 | John Gaver
    Lest we Forget...December 7, 1941A day that will live in infamy... USS West Virginia in fire in Pearl Harbor Shortly before 8 AM on December 7, 1941, the Japanese Navy, employing the largest naval attack force ever assembled, launched an unprovoked, sneak attack on the US Pacific Fleet, that lay at rest at Pearl Harbor and on surrounding military bases. Within short order, 5 of the 8 battleships docked on "Battleship Row" were either sunk or sinking and the rest were severely damaged. Several other smaller ships and most of Hawaii's combat aircraft were damaged or destroyed, as well....
  • Remembering Pearl Harbor (A tribute to a USS Nevada veteran)

    12/07/2002 12:32:07 PM PST · by stratman1969 · 4 replies · 246+ views
    ChronWatch.com ^ | Dec. 6, 2002 | Kevin Willmann
    December 7, 1941. Sixty one years ago. It started out as a beautiful Sunday morning. Suddenly, a deadly sneak attack was waged on United States military installations by aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy. In the end nearly 2,500 in our armed services gave the ultimate sacrifice--their lives in the defense of Americas freedom. It was also a day when America arose from the slumber of Isolationism. Even Admiral Yamamoto, commander in chief of the Japanese Navy, admitted ''I fear all weve done is awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.'' Thus ''Remember Pearl Harbor'' became...
  • LA Senate Donations Report: Richards, EMK Give to Landrieu, GOP Committees to Terrell

    12/06/2002 5:49:17 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 310+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 12-06=02 | Camire, Dennis
    GOP has edge in donations for U.S. Senate campaign Dennis Camire / Times Washington Bureau Posted on December 6, 2002 WASHINGTON - Trying to score one more political victory, Republican lawmakers and party committees have donated at least $311,000 to help Suzanne Haik Terrell unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Senate race in Louisiana. At least 19 Republican senators, 15 GOP House members and 13 state Republican committees have chipped in to help Terrell during the past six weeks. Meanwhile, fewer Democrats have shipped less money to the Bayou State to aid Landrieu, who is in a contest...
  • Hot-Button Issues Emerge in Louisiana Senate Election

    12/05/2002 5:13:52 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 269+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 12-05-02 | Hill, John
    Campaign brings up hot-button issues Abortion, gay rights, sugar imports among matters discussed John Hill / Louisiana Gannett News Posted on December 5, 2002 BATON ROUGE - As tension rises in the final hours before Saturday's voting, the U.S. Senate campaigns are bringing up hot-button issues of abortion, gay rights and sugar imports. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, is being attacked for allegedly altering her pro-choice stance. Republican challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell is being attacked for allegedly changing her position on such gay issues as domestic partner benefits. U.S. Sen. John Breaux of Louisiana is among the rising chorus...
  • Final Runoff Debate in Fletcher-Alexander Race Focuses on Ads, Taxes

    12/04/2002 4:00:10 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 179+ views
    Monroe (LA) News-Star ^ | 12-04-02 | Colvin, John
    <p>The two candidates for the 5th Congressional District discussed negative campaign ads, tax hikes and whether the candidates had paid their taxes in a televised debate Tuesday night.</p> <p>"In the runoff, we were committed to clean ads," Fletcher said. "My opponent broke his word (not to run a negative campaign)."</p>
  • Bush Continues Push for Terrell in New Orleans

    12/04/2002 3:54:52 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 183+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 12-04-02 | Staff
    Bush continues to New Orleans President calls Terrell ''qualified'' Posted on December 4, 2002 President George W. Bush sounded many of the same themes in his two-hour New Orleans stop as he did in Shreveport earlier Tuesday, but he served up a few more quips. Speaking for 25 minutes at a $1.3 million luncheon fund-raiser, he again offered a suggestion that voters send to the U.S. Senate fellow Republican Suzanne Haik Terrell "for the good of Louisiana and for the good of America." After allowing the applause to diminish, Bush then said Terrell is qualified. "Anybody who can raise three...
  • Lindy Boggs, Mother of Cokie Roberts, Endorses Senator Landrieu

    12/04/2002 3:51:59 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 15 replies · 408+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 12-4-02 | Staff report
    Mary Landrieu touts Boggs endorsement Posted on December 4, 2002 NEW ORLEANS - Senate re-election candidate Mary Landrieu spent midday Tuesday eating red beans and rice with dockworkers at the same time her opponent and President George W. Bush were raising $1.3 million at a GOP fund-raiser luncheon. In tow for much of the day was fellow Democrat, Louisiana's senior senator, John Breaux. "We don't have fine china. We have plastic forks, not fancy silverware ... because many people we're talking to can't afford $20 for lunch let alone $2,000 a couple," Breaux said after eating a small plate of...
  • Bush Asks Louisiana: Elect Republican Senator

    12/04/2002 3:44:36 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 262+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 12-4-02 | Hudelson, Jim
    President leads GOP's La. charge Thousands join Bush in rally for Terrell Posted on December 4, 2002 Jim Hudelson / The Times President George W. Bush led the GOP charge Tuesday into Shreveport's Hirsch Coliseum with a rally speech heavy on homeland security, economic recovery and the need for Louisianans to elect a Republican to the U.S. Senate. "The last time I was here was Sept. 11, 2001. I went to Barksdale Air Force Base," Bush said as a crowd of nearly 6,500 people applauded but then quickly fell silent. "Since that time, the world has seen the resolve of...
  • Polls Favor Landrieu, as Bush Sets Campaign Stops for Terrell

    12/01/2002 7:20:09 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 15 replies · 227+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 12-1-02 | Hill, John
    U.S. Senate race still tight Polls favor Landrieu; Bush campaigns for Terrell John Hill / Louisiana Gannett News Posted on December 1, 2002 BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's cliffhanger U.S. Senate race enters the final week with a bang: a visit from President George W. Bush. Incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell, state elections commissioner, stepped up the rhetoric and advertising as pollsters say the race is very close. Landrieu will spend the week traveling with popular U.S. Sen. John Breaux, D-La., who enjoys the same 73 percent approval rating as Bush, according to...
  • Tradition, Luck May Work to Reelect Senator Landrieu

    12/01/2002 7:16:34 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 11 replies · 258+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 12-1-02 | Hill, John
    Landrieu follows long political tradition John Hill / Louisiana Gannett News Posted on December 1, 2002 CHAUVIN - In a recent campaign stop, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, her hands outstretched, looked at an aide in frustration. She was standing next to Maggie Kibodeaux, 48, under the picture of Kibodeaux's brother, Kenneth C. Boudreaux, the first Terrebonne Parish resident killed in the Vietnam War and for whom the Chauvin VFW Hall in which she was standing was named. Kibodeaux wanted a picture with Landrieu standing under her brother's portrait. Landrieu asked aide T. Bradley Keith to take the picture. "T., do...
  • Landrieu Shops, Proposes Tax Cuts in Monroe Visit

    11/30/2002 8:15:54 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 199+ views
    Monroe (LA) News-Star ^ | 11-30-02 | Evans, Robbie
    <p>Posted on November 30, 2002 U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., visited Pecanland Mall in Monroe on Friday to shop with family and talk to voters about her proposed tax cut plans.</p> <p>Landrieu, who was in Monroe to visit with family for the Thanksgiving holidays, said she took the opportunity to catch up on some holiday shopping and to greet northeastern Louisiana voters.</p>