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  • Jimmy Cagney and Broderick Crawford as Huey Long. Who will play President Trump?

    12/07/2015 7:37:59 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 31 replies
    Freep | 12/7/2015 | Charles O'Connell
  • Military Photo of the Day

    12/28/2013 6:49:59 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 9 replies
    MILPOD ^ | 28 Dec 2013 | MILPOD
    U.S. Army Bell UH-1D Iroquois, commonly known as Hueys, airlift members of the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment from the Filhol Rubber Plantation area to a new staging area during Operation Wahiawa, a search and destroy mission conducted by the 25th Infantry Division, northeast of Cu Chi, South Vietnam. May 1966.U.S. Army archive photo.
  • Bell Helicopters' upgraded H-1 generates foreign interest

    02/03/2013 12:40:50 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jan 31, 2013 | Andrea Shalal-Esa
    Bell Helicopters' upgraded H-1 generates foreign interest (Reuters) - As U.S. budget pressures mount, the U.S. Marine Corps says growing foreign demand could help drive down the unit cost of its new upgraded H-1 utility and attack helicopters built by Bell Helicopter, a unit of Textron Inc (TXT.N). Major General John Croley, assistant deputy commandant for aviation, said the new helicopters had greater range and capabilities that would enhance the Marines' ability to work with allies across the Asia-Pacific region. He said increased interest from countries in Asia and the Middle East could help lower the cost of the new...
  • Musings of a helo driver... (Vanity)

    08/25/2012 3:42:46 PM PDT · by llevrok · 50 replies
    Musings of a helo driver... Anything that screws its way into the sky flies according to unnatural principals. You never want to sneak up behind an old, high-time helicopter pilot and clap your hands. He will instantly dive for cover and most likely whimper...then get up and smack you. There are no old helicopters laying around airports like you see old airplanes. There is a reason for this. Come to think of it, there are not many old, high-time helicopter pilots hanging around airports either so the first issue is problematic. You can always tell a helicopter pilot in anything...
  • 7 Marines Killed After Helicopters Collide Near Arizona-California Border

    02/23/2012 9:33:22 AM PST · by USMCWife6869 · 8 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 23, 2012 | Jim Miklaszewski & Courtney Kube
    Seven Marines died when their helicopter collided in midair Wednesday night...
  • Marines Killed in Helicopter Collision

    02/23/2012 6:46:30 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies · 1+ views
    NBC SanDiego ^ | FEB 23, 2012 | By R. Stickney
    Marines Killed in Helicopter Collision The Cobra and Huey helicopters were conducting a training exercise at the time of the crash according to defense officials By R. Stickney | Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 | Updated 6:13 AM PST Seven U.S. Marines died when two helicopters collided last night near Yuma, Arizona. Defense officials said the Marines were from the 3rd Marine Airwing based at MCAS Miramar near San Diego. There were no survivors. The cause of the crash is under investigation. The identities of the seven killed have not been released pending formal notification of next of kin. Check back...
  • 7 Marines Confirmed Killed in Collision of 2 Helicopters North of Yuma, Ariz., During Training

    02/23/2012 6:31:01 AM PST · by don-o · 26 replies
    abc via ap ^ | February 23, 2012
    Headline only
  • Early returns have Hahn (D) ahead of Huey (R) 54-46%

    07/12/2011 8:55:06 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 71 replies
    California Sec of State ^ | July 12, 2011 | steelers6
    Hahn 21,365 Huey 18,025
  • CA 36 Congressional District Special Election

    07/12/2011 8:27:08 PM PDT · by BAW · 35 replies · 2+ views
    Follow the results on the link. Refresh page for current results. The polls closed at 8 PM west coast time. Republican Craig Huey has a chance to pull off an upset election if enough registered republicans get to the polls.
  • Special Election in California 36 Polls close at 8PM PDT Tonight, Vote for Craig Huey (R)

    07/12/2011 5:05:09 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 33 replies
    Craig Huey for Congress ^ | July 12, 2011 | steelers6
    Get anyone you know who lives in the 36th district in California to vote for this guy.

    07/12/2011 10:09:05 AM PDT · by Syncro · 12 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | July 10, 2011 | Sal Russo
      TEA PARTY CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESSHE CAN WIN!But We Have to Help Him Now – The Election is on Tuesday in the Los Angeles Special ElectionTea Party Republican Craig Huey is Surging in the PollsConservative Republican Craig Huey has been waging an up-hill battle for the Special Congressional Election being held next Tuesday in Los Angeles. This is a Democrat seat, just vacated by Congresswoman Jane Harman, but we have unique change to win because of the great candidate that I have known for over 40 years going back to the early Ronald Reagan campaigns in California. If you loved...
  • Ganging Up in California’s Special Election (CD36)

    07/11/2011 2:29:41 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 16 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | July 11, 2011 | Jim Geraghty
    How optimistic should Republicans be about tomorrow’s special election in California’s 36th House district? The good news is that GOP challenger Craig Huey — who wasn’t even expected to make the runoff — has a fighting chance against Democratic Los Angeles city councilwoman Janice Hahn. Washington Republicans think Democrats are getting nervous, the turnout numbers for Republicans and Democrats in the early vote are surprisingly even, and the fundraising numbers were also surprisingly even at the end of June. All of this is occurring in a district that scores D+12 in the Cook Partisan Voting Index, that Obama carried with...

    07/11/2011 9:36:22 AM PDT · by Syncro · 18 replies
    MAF Freedom PAC ^ | Monday, July 11, 2011 | Staff
    OUTRAGE: HAHN CAMPAIGN USED WW2 HERO'S NAME AND PICTURES WITHOUT PERMISSION! The Janice Hahn campaign has sunk to new lows! In a desperate last minute mail drop that hit residents over the weekend attempting to mislead voters and give them the impression that Hahn received an endorsement from a well known local WW2 veteran. The claim was a complete lie, the veteran in question never endorsed Hahn and the use of his pictures was unauthorized. Representatives issued the following statement making it clear that Hahn did NOT have his support!  "The Hahn campaign has been told repeatedly, both verbally and via email, that Louis Zamperini does not wish to endorse...
  • GOP Looking for Special Election Upset in Venice Beach

    07/10/2011 5:00:06 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10 Jul 2011 | Christopher Santarelli
    If you thought Scott Brown taking the late Ted Kennedy’s senate seat in Massachusetts was the biggest political upset you would ever see, you could be wrong, as a Republican is making strong strides to represent Venice Beach. Democrats often roll up landslide victories for their candidates in coastal California, especially in the 36th Congressional District, which runs from the famous Venice boardwalk through the beaches south of Los Angeles International Airport. In a season of turbulent politics, a little-noticed runoff election Tuesday for the House seat vacated by former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman has become unusually competitive. Supporters for...
  • Craig Huey getting by with little help from GOP friends

    07/09/2011 10:19:05 AM PDT · by americanophile · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/8/11 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Republican Craig Huey is looking to pull off an upset of the year in Tuesday’s race for a Southern California House seat — a contest in which few expected him to seriously compete. If he prevails, he will have done so largely without the help of his would-be GOP congressional colleagues. As of Friday afternoon, just seven House Republicans had contributed to Huey’s campaign. House Speaker John Boehner, a prolific fundraiser and donor, has yet to cut Huey a check. Nor has the No. 2 House Republican, Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The same goes for House GOP Conference Chairman Jeb...
  • Democratic Congressional Candidate Janice Hahn Connected to LA Gang Criminals

    07/07/2011 4:55:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Fox 11 ^ | July 7, 2011
    Janice Hahn, congressional candidate in the special election to replace Democrat Jane Harmon in California's 36th District, is under fire for new charges that she used her position as a city councilwoman to funnel money to gang members and criminals in an effort to "keep the peace" between warring gangs in her Los Angeles district. This devastating report by the local Fox affiliate in Los Angeles comes just a few days before the special election.
  • The Canary in California (Dems struggle to hold safe Dem seat)

    06/17/2011 7:40:49 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/17/11 | Kimberly Strassel
    In May, when Democrats pulled out a surprise victory in a special House election in New York, all the talk was about Medicare lessons for Republicans. Now on to California. That's where another high-stakes special election will take place on July 12, to fill the seat of former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman. Lacking a sexy Mediscare plot, it isn't getting much national play. But the bottom line is that Democrats are struggling to hold on to a blue seat, offering a vivid preview of the extraordinary economic vulnerabilities the party faces going into a presidential election. ~ snip ~ When...
  • Janice Hahn ad compares GOP rival Craig Huey to Sarah Palin

    06/06/2011 12:46:08 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 6/6/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Sarah Palin is making a cameo on the South Bay political scene, and it isn't part of the bus tour that created a media frenzy as she traveled the East Coast last week. Democrat Janice Hahn, a candidate for the vacant 36th Congressional District seat, is hitting the airwaves this week with a TV spot comparing Republican rival Craig Huey to the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate. The 30-second spot, which will run on cable channels throughout the district, blasts Huey's stance on abortion and support for GOP Rep. Paul Ryan's federal budget plan as too conservative...
  • Bowen concedes, ensuring race between Hahn and Huey

    05/20/2011 8:21:22 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/20/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Secretary of State Debra Bowen conceded the second spot in a Los Angeles-area congressional race Thursday, leaving the runoff between Democrat Janice Hahn and Republican Craig Huey. Bowen, a Democrat who represented the Southland's coastal cities in the Legislature for more than a decade, had been considered a front-runner in the contest to fill the seat vacated by the retirement of Democratic Rep. Jane Harman.
  • Surprise Republican may advance in California’s 36th [Craig Huey]

    05/18/2011 10:31:35 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 18, 2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Republican Craig Huey, an advertising executive, could make a surprise advance in California's Democratic-leaning 36th District special election, according to initial results in Tuesday's race to replace Democrat Jane Harman. Due to the Los Angeles County district's Democratic lean, two Democrats were expected to top last night's "jungle primary," which featured 16 candidates of all parties running on a single ballot. But Huey narrowly edged out California Secretary of State Debra Bowen (D) by 206 votes for the second-place spot, according to preliminary results. Staff for Bowen on Tuesday night noted that 9,811 votes remained to be counted. "We are...
  • Marines Pass the Huey Torch

    03/18/2011 5:14:42 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    nbcsandiego.com ^ | March 18, 2011 | ALICIA DEAN
    A Marine Corps helicopter known as one of the Vietnam Era's most iconic aircraft is officially history. The Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 (HMLA-469 ) and Marine Light Attack Training Squadron 303 (HMLA-T 303) honored the UH-1N Huey in a farewell ceremony at MCAS Camp Pendleton Friday afternoon. The old "November" model huey is being replaced by the next generation, UH-1Y "Yankee" aircraft, which flies faster, lifts more and uses more powerful weapons. The Yankee is also equipped with advanced computer operating systems that mimic video-gaming system controls and displays. Crews with HMLA-469 were the first to use the...
  • Army retires legendary UH-1 Huey helicopter

    01/27/2011 6:21:50 AM PST · by epithermal · 45 replies
    Yakima Herald - Republic ^ | January 26, 2011 | Mark Morey
    YAKIMA, Wash. -- An icon of the Vietnam War, a faithful conveyer of American troops across the globe and savior to countless lost or injured civilians, the Huey helicopter’s long Army service is ending. For the medevac detachment at the Army’s Yakima Training Center, that distinguished career concluded Wednesday. More than 50 years after the first models lifted off, the Army is retiring the few single-bladed UH-1 variants still sitting on the flightline. Wednesday’s retirement ceremony at the training center was a bittersweet moment for the pilots, crewmen and passengers who came to know the Huey as a reliable machine...
  • 1st S-70iTM BLACK HAWK Helicopter Completes its Debut Flight

    07/08/2010 3:57:37 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies
    Defense Talk ^ | 7/8/2010 | DefenseTalk
    The first S-70iTM BLACK HAWK helicopter has successfully completed its first flight, officially launching an international variant and the newest Sikorsky Aircraft product to follow in the legacy of the BLACK HAWK helicopter. Aircraft 0001, the first in the new product line, was built at PZL Mielec, a Sikorsky Aircraft company in Poland. PZL Mielec has been established as the hub of the S-70i program for international customers. The successful first flight of the S-70i aircraft took place on July 1 at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center. "Aeronautical history was made with the first flight of the S-70i BLACK HAWK...
  • Three dead in Anzac Day Royal New Zealand Air Force helicopter

    04/24/2010 7:59:39 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies · 476+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 25 April 2010
    A ROYAL New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) helicopter crashed this morning, killing three and injuring one, as the aircraft made its way to a ceremony marking the nation's day of remembrance for its military personnel, The New Zealand Herald reported. The New Zealand Defence Force confirmed the RNZAF Iroquois helicopter was one of three from Ohakea Air Base going to New Zealand's capital, Wellington, for an Anzac Day dawn service. Police were alerted to the crash at 6:45am local time. They could not confirm if all four passengers on board were Air Force personnel.
  • Mi-35M copters handed over to Brazil's Air Force in ceremony

    04/18/2010 8:45:25 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 660+ views
    ITAR-TASS ^ | 4/18/2010 | ITAR-TASS
    The Brazilian Air Force has received the first three Mi-35M transport and combat helicopters. The handing-over ceremony and a military parade in this connection took place at the Brazilian air base of Porto Velho in the southwestern Amazon region on Saturday. A Russian delegation headed by Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev participated in the ceremony. Rosoboronexport’s director-general Anatoly Isaikin and the Rostvertol Rostov-based helicopter plant’s director-general Boris Slyusar also arrived at the base. Brazil's representatives were Defence Minister Nelson Jobim and the Air Force commander in chief. Rosoboronexport concluded the contract in 2008 to supply Russian transport and combat...
  • Forces' chopper pilot with the munchies makes stop for burgers

    10/02/2009 8:46:55 PM PDT · by Saije · 21 replies · 1,157+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 10/2/2009 | Linda Nguyen
    A fast-food restaurant in this western Ontario city served cheeseburgers to a Canadian Forces pilot Thursday — while his helicopter was parked outside. Michelle Patterson said Friday she thought something was wrong when she looked out one of the windows of the A&W restaurant. All she saw was flying dust. "I thought, 'Oh gee,' and I went over to the side of our building and there was a helicopter there with a police car," she said. Moments later, the helicopter pilot walks into the restaurant. "He said he was here to pick up some supper before taking off again," said...
  • America Honors Military Hero Ed Freeman (RIP)

    07/10/2009 10:57:52 AM PDT · by iThinkBig · 23 replies · 1,490+ views
    Raging Debate.com ^ | 7-10-09 | Jason Rines
    You're a 19 year old kid. You're critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley ,11-14-1965, LZ X-ray, Vietnam . Your infantry unit is outnumbered 8 - 1, and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the MediVac helicopters to stop coming in. You're lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns, and you know you're not getting out. Your family is 1/2 way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you'll never see them again. As the world starts to fade in and...
  • Mystery of missing US helicopter in Vietnam solved

    05/28/2009 11:55:25 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 19 replies · 2,584+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 28, 2009 | Nick Meo
    They pledged to leave no man behind, so for 43 years the mystery of what happened to Huey 808 has tortured veterans of the First Air Cavalry. The helicopter and its four-man crew failed to return from a routine mission in December 1965, soon after braving enemy fire at the battle of Ia Drang, America's first great clash of arms in Vietnam. Pilots spent months scouring the jungle looking for traces of a crash site, and for years afterwards, comrades of the lost crew made trips to the steamy hill villages of the Central Highlands looking for clues to what...
  • We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam

    07/19/2008 10:29:49 AM PDT · by XR7 · 43 replies · 1,251+ views
    Amazon ^ | 7/19/08
    In their stunning follow-up to the classic bestseller, We Were Soldiers Once...and Young, Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and Joe Galloway return to Vietnam and reflect on how the war changed them, their men, their enemies, and both countries—often with surprising results. More than fifteen years since its original publication, the number one New York Times bestseller, We Were Soldiers Once...and Young is still required reading in all branches of the military. Now Moore and Galloway revisit their relationships with ten American veterans of the battle—men such as Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley and helicopter pilot Bruce "Old Snake" Crandall—as well as...
  • Oldest known bird found in China

    06/15/2006 2:56:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 685+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 6/15 | DAWN WALTON
    Scientists have uncovered remarkably preserved fossils – including feathers and webbed feet – of the oldest known relatives of modern birds, which also shores up the theory that birds evolved from aquatic environments. Little is known about birds from the age of dinosaurs, since fossils that date back to the early Cretaceous Period – some 105 to 115 million years ago – are have rarely been found, the discovery reported in Friday's issue of the journal Science is particularly exciting for those trying to fill gaps in the avian family tree. “I was totally blown away. I was stunned,” said...
  • The Early Bird: Fossils Depict Aquatic Origins of Near-Modern Birds 115 Million Years Ago

    06/15/2006 11:39:26 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 190 replies · 2,508+ views
    University of Pennsylvania ^ | 15 June 2006 | Staff
    Five fossil specimens of a near-modern bird found in the Gansu Province of northwestern China show that early birds likely evolved in an aquatic environment, according to a study reported today in the journal Science. Their findings suggest that these early modern birds were much like the ducks or loons found today. Gansus yumenesis, which lived some 105 to 115 million years ago during the Early Cretaceous period, took modern birds through a watery path out of the dinosaur lineage. The report was co-authored by Peter Dodson of the University of Pennsylvania and his former students Hai-lu You of the...
  • Gunrunners support air, ground forces at Al Asad

    05/05/2006 4:16:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 492+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brandon L. Roach
    AL ASAD, Iraq (May 5, 2006) -- A distinctive beating is heard overhead as two attack helicopters circle ground forces patrolling the western Al Anbar Province of Iraq. The slim, grasshopper-like powerhouses and barrel-chested gunships belong to the pioneers of close air combat support, the Gunrunners of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. Both the AH-1W Super Cobra and the UH-1N Huey, are organic to the squadron. The aircraft, as a team, are capable of distributing massive amounts of firepower to both ground and air opposing forces. The Gunrunners returned to...
  • CA: Restored helicopters to fly air-show missions - UH-1B Iriquois, "Huey" - March Field AirFest

    04/29/2006 7:15:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 387+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 4/29/06 | Joe Vargo
    The crew at Wings and Rotors Air Museum in Murrieta think it's high time Vietnam veterans get their due. Museum volunteers and military veterans have restored two Vietnam War-vintage helicopters and are working to return an F-4 Phantom jet to the skies. Those helicopters will fly and be on display today and Sunday at the March Field Airfest at March Air Reserve Base. "The Vietnam era is not well-represented at air shows," said Shayne Meder, an Air Force veteran, who paints and restores aircraft and works at Wings and Rotors. "People see World War II airplanes and modern airplanes. But...
  • Vietnam-era Huey helicopter becomes outside centerpiece for military museum

    12/22/2005 6:12:57 AM PST · by indcons · 20 replies · 1,091+ views
    Missoulian ^ | Thursday, December 22 2005 | ROB CHANEY
    Finding a package on the doorstep is usually a pleasant surprise this time of year. Tate Jones showed up for work Wednesday and found a Vietnam War-era Huey helicopter waiting for him. The Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History was actually expecting the delivery, although the timing was fuzzy. It took benefactor Hayes Otoupalik most of Tuesday to line up transport for the helicopter. “They had her up in the air again for a while,” Otoupalik said of the effort to move the helicopter from his Evaro Hill home to Fort Missoula. The UH1H gunship had rested there since 1993,...
  • Corps’ oldest helo proves worth in Iraq

    11/18/2005 3:54:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 920+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 18, 2005 | Cpl. James D. Hamel
    CAMP AL QAIM, Iraq (Nov. 18, 2005) -- The UH-1 Huey helicopter is one of the oldest aircraft in the Marine Corps’ war arsenal. Like its counterpart, the AH-1 Cobra, Hueys have been around since the days of Vietnam, and in Iraq, the helicopters named for utility are living up to their title. At Camp Al Qaim, Iraq, a detachment from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 provides the rotary wing close-air support for the ground forces in the area. They know firsthand the importance of the less glorified cousin of the Cobra. Hueys fly with crews of four, two...
  • Norman Pearlstine, the editor in chief of Time Inc, to step down... Developing...

    10/16/2005 7:21:36 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 21 replies · 1,060+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | oct. 16, 2005 | M Drudge
    Drudge headline. No link yet
  • Police plead for help in duck massacre case

    09/25/2005 3:43:14 PM PDT · by Amerigomag · 71 replies · 1,476+ views
    State AP Wire ^ | 09-25-2005 | Associated Press Staff
    CAMPBELL, Calif. (AP) - Seven weeks after a motorist intentionally killed a gaggle of ducks at a car wash, police say the case is going cold."We're reaching a dead end in the investigation," Campbell police Capt. Russ Patterson said Saturday An Aug. 5 surveillance videotape showed a man driving up and intentionally heading for the ducks, crushing several with his car. The driver mows down several more ducks before jumping out of his car and killing some with his hands. The attack went on for 16 minutes. Ten ducks were killed. Police received 50 to 75 calls a day in...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers LZ Albany (11/17/1965) - Apr. 6th, 2005

    04/05/2005 9:25:25 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 104 replies · 32,900+ views
    Vietnam Magazine | October 1999 | Brent Swager
    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...
  • Gifts from a journey in a Vietnam-era Huey

    02/08/2005 11:06:58 AM PST · by ladtx · 53 replies · 1,299+ views
    Austin American-Stateman ^ | Feb 8, 2005 | Brad Buchholz
    Gifts from a journey in a Vietnam-era Huey Austin's Cheryl and Pat Fries gambled everything on a dream film project and came away with the kind of fulfillment that is greater than money or fame. Sarah Beal (enlarge photo) Pat and Cheryl Fries finished editing 'In the Shadow of the Blade' in the summer and the movie will have its television premiere Thursday on the Military Channel. By Brad BuchholzAMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, February 08, 2005 For the past five years, Pat and Cheryl Fries of Austin have gambled everything on a movie their own movie. It's the project of their...
  • U.S. Marine helicopter shot down over Najaf, military says

    08/05/2004 2:37:27 AM PDT · by lugsoul · 14 replies · 831+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 08/05/04 | MSNBC
    More soon...
  • Kerry the Hero

    08/05/2004 5:11:35 AM PDT · by Conspiracy Guy · 111 replies · 1,882+ views
    CG's twisted mind | 8/5/2004 | Conspiracy Guy
    First Down Kerry
  • Kerry Tries to Board Last Copter Out of Iowa

    08/04/2004 2:17:37 PM PDT · by dead · 96 replies · 2,911+ views
    (beats getting back on the bus with Teresa)
  • Calif. GOP Resolution to honor President Reagan

    06/30/2004 4:33:11 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 3 replies · 195+ views
    self | 6-30-2004 | self
    AUGUST 2004 CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY CONVENTION RESOLUTION #1 SPONSORED BY: HON. TOM MCCLINTOCK, HON. JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, HON. RICO OLLER Co-Sponsored by: IGOR BIRMAN, CHRISTOPHER MAYS, JONATHAN HUEY Honoring the memory of President Ronald Wilson Reagan.WHEREAS, Ronald Wilson Reagan was twice elected to hold the office of President of the United States by overwhelming margins; and WHEREAS, President Reagan’s unshakable determination to roll back the Soviet expansion of the 1970’s, despite constant criticism from friends and foes alike, ultimately led to destruction of the Iron Curtain, the demise of the Soviet Union, and an end to the threat of global...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Studies the Bell UH-1 "Huey" - June 4th, 2004

    06/04/2004 12:06:09 AM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 96 replies · 3,645+ views
    see educational sources
    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...
  • Vets flock to copter exhibit - Center hopes Huey will draw crowds

    11/08/2003 12:16:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies · 345+ views
    Florida Today ^ | November 8, 2003 | R. Norman Moody
    <p>MERRITT ISLAND -- As a UH-1H Huey helicopter was prepared to stand sentry high on a pedestal in front of the Veterans Memorial Center, it began to capture attention.</p> <p>"One man came up, left a bouquet of flowers, put his hand on it and started to cry," said Maurice Meisner, co-chairman of the Veterans Memorial Center. "I didn't think it would be such an emotional thing."</p>
  • Two U.S. Soliders Killed in Iraq Fighting

    03/31/2003 7:44:40 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 165+ views
    AP | Monday, March 31, 2003 | By MEG RICHARDS
    Two U.S. Soliders Killed in Iraq Fighting By MEG RICHARDS .c The Associated Press U.S.-led troops fought pitched battles with Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard within 50 miles of the capital Monday as coalition warplanes pounded the city and dozens of other Iraqi positions in advance of the battle for Baghdad. Two U.S. soldiers were killed in fierce fighting for control of the south-central city of Najaf. In the closest ground fighting yet to Saddam's seat of power in Baghdad, U.S. troops with the 3rd Infantry Division pushed into the Euphrates River town of Hindiyah on Monday. Iraqi soldiers fired from...
  • U.S.-Led Forces Pushing Toward Baghdad

    03/31/2003 7:10:58 AM PST · by dead · 5 replies · 155+ views
    Associated Press ^ | MEG RICHARDS
    U.S.-led troops fought pitched battles with Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard within 50 miles of the capital Monday as coalition warplanes pounded the city and dozens of other Iraqi positions in advance of the battle for Baghdad. In the closest ground fighting yet to Saddam's seat of power, U.S. troops with the 3rd Infantry Division pushed into the Euphrates River town of Hindiyah on Monday. Iraqi soldiers fired from behind brick walls and hedges with small arms and rocket-propelled grenades, and U.S. troops returned fire with 25mm cannon and machine guns. At least 35 Iraqis were killed and U.S. forces captured...
  • Allied soldiers capture, kill paramilitary and Republican Guard on march to Baghdad

    03/30/2003 11:14:39 PM PST · by kattracks · 197+ views
    IN SOUTH CENTRAL IRAQ, Mar 31, 2003 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- Allied soldiers inched toward Baghdad on Monday, capturing or killing paramilitary fighters and Republican Guard while new waves of U.S. bombs set off blazes in the Iraqi capital. U.S. troops killed about 100 paramilitary fighters in and around the Shiite holy city of Najaf and seized several dozen Republican Guard in Hindiyah, south of Baghdad. The dawn assault on Hindiyah clinched control of the closest known point in the U.S.-led advance on Baghdad, where a battle with the Republican Guard, the best-trained Iraqi troops, looms. At least...
  • Marine Helo Down, 3 Dead

    03/30/2003 12:01:31 PM PST · by Semper911 · 37 replies · 423+ views
    Olie North reporting, happened just a few minutes ago.