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  • Historic 1886 Winchester rifle draws world record-breaking $1.2 million at auction

    05/14/2016 2:17:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    It has a fine walnut stock, a blue finish and a very simple inscription that reads “Albee to Lawton.” But this 19th-century rifle has become the most expensive single firearm ever sold at auction according to the Rock Island Auction Company, which recently sent the historic piece to a new destiny with an undisclosed buyer. The price: $1,265,000. “Other guns have sold higher as a pair, but no other single firearm surpasses this new world record. It was an honor to be entrusted with an American treasure,” said Kevin Hogan, president of the Illinois-based company. The rifle itself was a...
  • Geronimo died on this day in 1909 - here's why we yell his name when we jump out of planes

    02/17/2016 4:16:39 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 34 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 02/17/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    February 17th is the anniversary of the death in 1909 of that legendary Chiricahua Apache chieftain, Geronimo (born ca. 1829), whose actual Indian name was Goyathlay ("One Who Yawns"). The name by which Geronimo is remembered was supposedly bestowed on him by a detachment of Mexican soldiers so stunned by the ferocity of his resistance that they repeatedly invoked the name of St. Jerome against him.
  • The U.S. Code Name for Bin Laden Was Actually 'Cakebread'

    06/09/2011 4:26:47 PM PDT · by posterchild · 6 replies
    atlantic wire ^ | June 9, 2011 | John Hudson
    Though the Navy SEAL team storming into bin Laden's Pakistan compound referred to the Al Qaeda leader as "Geronimo," Pentagon and CIA analysts knew him by a more culinary nickname: "Cakebread." The quirky piece of bin Laden death trivia comes from excerpts from a new book published by ABC News called Target: Bin Laden—The Death and Life of Public Enemy Number One. This morning, the network sent us a preview of the book with a conveniently bulleted list of its latest scoops:
  • Operation Geronimo - dishonors the Indian leader???

    05/10/2011 9:00:00 AM PDT · by CharlyFord · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 10, 2011 | Karl Jacoby
    "Geronimo—ekia." With this coded message, sent on May 1, a U.S. Navy SEALs commando squad signaled the death of Osama bin Laden, the "enemy killed in action." The mission was pulled off without a hitch, but in the week since then, debate has raged in some circles about the code name. The administration hasn't explained why the operation targeting Bin Laden used the name of one of the nation's best-known Native Americans, saying the selection process of names for such missions is confidential. But the use of Geronimo's name speaks to the powerful, if unexamined, hold that the nation's "Indian...
  • Geronimo!

    05/06/2011 10:56:51 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 31 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-06-11 | The Rat
    FROM THE “HERE WE GO AGAIN” DEPARTMENT Taking a break from filing lawsuits against sports teams and their mascots, native Americans are circling the wagons over the use of “Geronimo” as the mission code name for Osama bin Laden. Geronimo was an Apache leader who spent many years fighting the Mexican and U.S. armies until his surrender in 1886. Steven Newcomb, a columnist for the weekly newspaper Indian Country Today, wrote: “What the hell were they thinking? Why would the first African American President of the United States, as U.S. Commander in Chief, think nothing of U.S. military forces applying...
  • Congress to Examine "Inappropriate" and "Devastating" Use of "Geronimo" Codename in bin Laden...

    05/04/2011 10:30:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies
    Congress to Examine "Inappropriate" and "Devastating" Use of "Geronimo" Codename in bin Laden Mission May 04, 2011 10:25 AM ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe (@jaffematt) reports: The Senate Indian Affairs committee will hold a hearing Thursday on racist Native American stereotypes, a hearing that will now also address the Osama bin Laden mission and the code-name Geronimo. While the hearing was scheduled before the mission, a committee aide today said the linking of the name Geronimo with the world’s most wanted man is “inappropriate” and can have a “devastating” impact on kids. “The hearing was scheduled well before the Osama bin...
  • Onondaga Nation leaders blast 'Geronimo' codename for Bin Laden

    05/03/2011 8:31:07 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 97 replies
    Syracuse NY: The Post-Standard ^ | Tuesday, May 03, 2011, 9:32 PM | Charles McChesney /
    Leaders of the Onondaga Nation blasted as “reprehensible” the assigning of the world’s most wanted terrorist “Geronimo” as a codename. Bin Laden was killed during an attack on his compound in Pakistan Sunday. “We’ve ID’d Geronimo,” U.S. forces reported by radio to the White House. Later, word came that “Geronimo” was dead. “Think of the outcry if they had used any other ethnic group’s hero,” the Onondaga Council of Chiefs said in a release Tuesday. “Geronimo bravely and heroically defended his homeland and his people, eventually surrendering and living out the rest of his days peacefully, if in captivity,” the...
  • Senate official: Wrong to link bin Laden, Geronimo

    05/03/2011 4:36:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2011 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The staff director for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee is objecting to the U.S. military's use of the code name "Geronimo" for Osama Bin Laden during the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. Geronimo was an Apache leader in the 19th century who spent many years fighting the Mexican and U.S. armies until his capture in 1886.
  • Bin Laden Was Found at Luxurious Pakistan Compound

    05/02/2011 3:14:56 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 92 replies
    Reuters via CNBC ^ | May 02, 2011 | Reuters
    U.S. forces finally found al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden not in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan's border, but in a million-dollar compound in an upscale suburb of Pakistan's capital, with his youngest wife, U.S. officials said early on Monday. They were led to the fortress-like three-story building after more than four years tracking one of bin Laden's most trusted couriers, whom U.S. officials said was identified by men captured after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. "Detainees also identified this man as one of the few al Qaeda couriers trusted by bin Laden. They indicated he might be living with...
  • Enhanced Interrogations Led to Bin Laden Kill: Senator

    05/03/2011 12:46:59 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 14 replies · 1+ views
    CNBC ^ | May 03, 2011 | CNBC
    A member of the US Senate Intelligence Committee has told CNBC that the death of Osama Bin Laden was a direct result of enhanced interrogations."The information that eventually led us to this compound was the direct result of enhanced interrogations; one can conclude if we had not used enhanced interrogations, we would not have come to yesterday's action," US Senator Richard Burr in a telephone interview with CNBC. As a member of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, Burr was briefed on the attack on the compound that led to Bin Laden's death and believes the failure of Pakistani security forces...
  • Playboy Bunny, Tiffany Livingston, Tries To Exit Jet Mid-Flight

    09/10/2010 7:48:40 AM PDT · by day10 · 135 replies · 2+ views
    My Fox NY ^ | Today | Staff Report
    MYFOXNY.COM - A Playboy centerfold tried to bust out -- midair -- from a jet amid a bad case of high anxiety. Law enforcement officers met a JetBlue plane at its arrival gate in Newark Liberty International Airport Thursday afternoon because of a passenger who was causing a disturbance on board, the airline reported. The passenger was identified as 21-year-old Tiffany Livingston. She was aboard JetBlue Flight 522 from Florida to Newark, N.J., on Thursday when she bolted from her seat and tried to open the door of the plane. She had became agitated because of turbulence and appeared to...
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit over Geronimo's remains

    08/10/2010 8:37:57 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies
    hosted ^ | Aug 10
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by descendants of the Apache warrior Geronimo, who claimed some of his remains were stolen in 1918 by a Yale University secret society. The lawsuit was filed last year in Washington by 20 descendants who want to rebury Geronimo near his New Mexico birthplace......
  • 82nd Airborne celebrates 67 years

    08/16/2009 7:43:47 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies · 2,275+ views ^ | August 15, 2009 | Roy Parker
    August is a seminal month in the history of the airborne, and especially of the 82nd Airborne Division. Aug. 15, 1942, is the birth date of the 82nd and 101st airborne divisions. "Airborne" was already well under way before the magic date 67 years ago when the War Department formally ordered the formation of two divisions of jumpers and glidermen. Battalions of jumpers had been training at Fort Benning, Ga., since 1940, and the high command of the Army was eager to grow the airborne force. By March, a new infantry division, the 82nd, was activated for training at Camp...
  • Geronimo’s Heirs Sue Secret Yale Society Over His Skull

    02/20/2009 6:53:30 AM PST · by meandog · 57 replies · 1,682+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 2/19/09 | JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
    HOUSTON — The descendants of Geronimo have sued Skull and Bones, a secret society at Yale University with ties to the Bush family, charging that its members robbed his grave in 1918 and have kept his skull in a glass case ever since. Legend has it that Prescott S. Bush stole Geronimo’s skull. The claim is part of a lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington on Tuesday, the 100th anniversary of Geronimo’s death. The Apache warrior’s heirs are seeking to recover all his remains, wherever they may be, and have them transferred to a new grave at the headwaters...
  • Geronimo's kin sue Skull and Bones

    02/18/2009 10:36:04 PM PST · by Big_Monkey · 5 replies · 543+ views ^ | 02/19/09 | Uncredited
    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Geronimo's descendants have sued Skull and Bones — the secret society at Yale University linked to presidents and other powerful figures — claiming that its members stole the remains of the legendary Apache leader decades ago and have kept them ever since. The federal lawsuit filed in Washington on Tuesday — the 100th anniversary of Geronimo's death — also names the university and the federal government. Geronimo's great-grandson Harlyn Geronimo said his family believes Skull and Bones members took some of the remains in 1918 from a burial plot in Fort Sill, Okla., to keep in its...
  • Skull & Bones sued for Geronimo's remains

    02/17/2009 9:18:37 PM PST · by XR7 · 28 replies · 3,075+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | 2/17/09 | Nora Caplan-Bricker
    The heirs of an Apache chieftain whose remains are rumored to be held inside Yale's oldest secret society filed a lawsuit today demanding the return of their ancestor's skull. Twenty descendants of the legendary Apache chieftain Geronimo are suing the federal government, the University and the society Skull & Bones in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to seek the return of his remains as well as punitive damages. One hundred years ago today, Geronimo died of pneumonia at Fort Sill, Okla., but the suit alleges members of the society exhumed his remains in 1918 or 1919 and...
  • Cannonball! Swim call Arabian Sea

    10/07/2008 12:05:47 PM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 11 replies · 692+ views
    United States Navy ^ | 5 October 2008 | Lance Corporal Jacob W. Chase
    081005-M-0572C-046 ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 5, 2008) A Marine from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit jumps about 30 feet from the starboard aircraft elevator of the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) during a swim call in the Arabian Sea. The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26 MEU) and ships of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group are conducting maritime security operations in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob W. Chase/Released)
  • President's Proclamation for National Airborne Day, Aug. 16

    08/16/2008 7:00:14 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 11 replies · 368+ views
    DefenseLink News Article ^ | August 16, 2008 | W
    President's Proclamation for National Airborne Day, Aug. 16 WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2001 – Sixty-one years ago, 48 brave volunteer members of the U.S. Army Parachute Test Platoon pioneered a new method of warfare. Their successful jump led to the creation of a mighty force of more than 100,000 paratroopers. Members of this force were assigned to the legendary 11th, 13th, 17th, 82d and 101st Airborne Divisions and numerous other units that fought in every theater during World War II. The soldiers of the Parachute Test Platoon also forged a unique warrior spirit, a relentless passion for victory, and a reputation...
  • Geronimo great-grandson wants bones back

    06/19/2007 7:32:29 AM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 724+ views
    SANTA FE, N.M.—Legend has it that Yale University's ultrasecret Skull and Bones society swiped the remains of American Indian leader Geronimo nearly a century ago from an army outpost in Oklahoma, and now Geronimo's great-grandson wants the remains returned. Harlyn Geronimo, of Mescalero, N.M., wants to prove the skull and bones that were purported spirited from the Indian leader's burial plot in Fort Sill, Okla., to a stone tomb that serves as the club's headquarters are in fact those of his great-grandfather. If so, he wants to bury them near Geronimo's birthplace in southern New Mexico's Gila Wilderness. "He died...
  • Geronimo's Great-Grandson Wants Apache Leader's Remains Returned (Stolen By Skull & Bones?)

    06/18/2007 7:25:53 PM PDT · by RDTF · 39 replies · 1,134+ views
    Fox ^ | June 18, 2007 | AP
    SANTA FE, N.M. — Legend has it that Yale University's ultrasecret Skull and Bones society swiped the remains of American Indian leader Geronimo nearly a century ago from an Army outpost in Oklahoma. Now, Geronimo's great-grandson wants the remains returned. Harlyn Geronimo, 59, of Mescalero, N.M., wants to prove the skull and bones purportedly taken from a burial plot in Fort Sill, Okla., are indeed those of his great-grandfather. They're now said to be in a stone tomb that serves as the club's headquarters. If they are proven to be those of Geronimo, his great-grandson wants them buried near the...
  • Yale Historian Finds Geronimo Clue

    05/09/2006 8:35:19 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 24 replies · 922+ views
    AP via ^ | 5/9/06 | STEPHEN SINGER
    A Yale University historian has uncovered a 1918 letter that seems to lend validity to the lore that Yale University's ultra-secret Skull and Bones society swiped the skull of American Indian leader Geronimo. The letter, written by one member of Skull and Bones to another, purports that the skull and some of the Indian leader's remains were spirited from his burial plot in Fort Sill, Okla., to a stone tomb in New Haven that serves as the club's headquarters. According to Skull and Bones legend, members _ including President Bush's grandfather, Prescott Bush _ dug up Geronimo's grave when a...
  • 1918 Letter Claims Geronimo's Bones Found

    05/08/2006 6:50:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,161+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/06 | Stephen Singer - ap
    HARTFORD, Conn. - A Yale University historian discovered a 1918 letter that raises anew questions about a secretive Yale student society and the remains of the American Indian leader Geronimo. The letter, written by a member of Skull and Bones to another member of the society, purports that some of the Indian leader's remains were spirited from his burial plot in Fort Sill, Okla., to a stone tomb in New Haven that serves as the club's headquarters. A portion of the letter and an accompanying story were posted Monday on the Yale Alumni Magazine's Web site. At one of the...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Campaign to Capture Geronimo (Jul - Sep, 1886) - June, 13th, 2005

    06/12/2005 10:08:19 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 62 replies · 1,700+ views
    Wild West Magazine | October 1999 | Louis Kraft
    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...
  • Army officer survives 3,500ft fall after parachute fails to open

    11/14/2004 7:53:26 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 77 replies · 5,743+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 11/14/2004 | Sean Rayment
    An Army officer survived falling 3,500 feet from an aircraft after his parachute failed to open properly during a training exercise. Lieut Charlie Williams, a platoon commander in the Irish Guards, escaped serious injury when he crashed through the corrugated iron roof of a house in a shanty town in eastern Kenya. The maximum speed he would have achieved during his descent, if his parachute had failed to deploy at all, would have been 120mph, although the actual speed of his impact is unknown. The 25-year-old officer, who was making only his third parachute jump, cracked three vertebrae in the...
  • Man Detained for Tossing Hamsters Off Terrace

    08/12/2004 8:43:52 AM PDT · by EUPHORIC · 60 replies · 1,102+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/12/2004 | Yahoo News
    ROME - A retired Italian man could face up to a year and a half in prison if found guilty of killing his six pet hamsters and one guinea-pig by throwing them off his terrace into passing traffic. The man, detained by police after the guinea-pig crashed into the windshield of a car, told officials that he had accidentally knocked the animals off his terrace while sweeping, AGI news agency reported on Thursday. Police in the northern coastal town of Imperia discovered the hamsters' bodies littered across the street after the motorist complained about the broken windshield. By studying the...
  • Of 'Skulls and Bones': Secrets from the tomb - ( Blame Bush for stealing Geronimo's skull )

    10/26/2003 9:11:32 AM PST · by UnklGene · 21 replies · 584+ views
    The Yale Herald ^ | October 24, 2003 | Noam Rudnick
    October 24, 2003 Of 'Skulls and Bones': More secrets of the tomb - Native Americans groups fight to recover lost skull of Geronimo. BY NOAM RUDNICK An axe pried open the iron door of the tomb, and Pat[riarch] Bush entered and started to dig...Pat[riarch] James dug deep and pried out the trophy itself...I showered and hit the hay...a happy man...'' So recounts a document thought to be an internal record from the Skull and Bones Society. "Pat[riarch] Bush" is Prescott Bush, father of an American political dynasty. His "trophy" is the skull of Geronimo, the Native American spiritual and military...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Geronimo - Goyathlay ("One Who Yawns") - April 26th, 2003

    04/26/2003 12:00:06 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 40 replies · 8,373+ views
    Dear Lord, There's a young man far from home, called to serve his nation in time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep him safe, we pray You keep him strong, we pray You send him safely home ... for he's been away so long. There's a young woman far from home, serving her nation with pride. Her step is strong, her step is sure, there is courage in every stride. We pray You keep her safe, we pray You keep her strong, we pray You send her safely home...