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  • Cristie Kerr Rallies to End Victory Drought on LPGA Tour [Golf Ping]

    03/29/2015 7:22:56 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 29, 2015 | Staff
    Cristie Kerr ran off four straight birdies on the back nine and closed with a 7-under 65 to win the Kia Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title in nearly two years. Starting the final round three shots behind, Kerr was in a three-way tie for the lead at Aviara Golf Club when she pulled away from Mirim Lee and 17-year-old Lydia Ko. Her fourth straight birdie was on the 16th hole when she drove the green and two-putted from 20 feet.
  • San Francisco airman’s remains recovered, 70 years later

    12/01/2014 4:13:45 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 1, 2014 | Kale Williams
    The remains of a World War II airman from San Francisco, who was missing for seven decades after his plane was shot down over New Guinea, will be returned to the United States and buried with full honors, the Department of Defense said Monday.
  • (Teen-Aged) Thieves Attempt Carjacking, But Can’t Get Away In A Stick Shift

    06/24/2014 8:08:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    Q13Fox.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | Tina Patel
    Thieves attempt carjacking, but can’t get away in a stick shift SEATTLE – A 70 year old woman is stopped by three young men with a gun right outside her Seattle home. They got her keys, but they didn’t get away with her car. That’s because when the would-be thieves got in Nancy Fredrickson’s car, they discovered it was a stick shift. None of them knew how to drive a manual, so they ended up ditching the car and running away. Nancy Fredrickson had just returned home yesterday afternoon, after buying some things at a garage sale. She was getting...
  • Donald Sterling costs Clippers State Farm, CarMax, Virgin America, Kia

    04/28/2014 3:21:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 28,2014 | Cindy Boren
    The NBA will announce the results of its investigation into racially insensitive comments allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Tuesday, but already his franchise is paying a price.
  • The Man of Men: Living through work, sweat and mud

    03/29/2014 10:19:12 PM PDT · by SZonian · 4 replies
    KVVU Fox 5 ^ | Feb 28, 2014 | Rick Portier
    WATSON, LA (WAFB) - On a rainy Monday afternoon, the buzz of air-powered tools rattled through the garage at CSC Lifts, Liners, and Accessories. The experienced hands of Darrell Carmena applied just the right pressure to make the tools sing. It was a song he has played since he left the US Air Force in 1974. During the Vietnam era, Carmena re-skinned damaged aircraft with shiny new aluminum. These days, he turns small trucks into monsters. Carmena said the Ford F-350 on his rack that day is for a very special person. When he is finished, it will be a...
  • DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

    01/03/2014 12:49:33 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Jacob M. Hess, 22, of Spokane, Wash., died Jan. 1, 2014, while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Hess was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. The incident is currently under investigation.
  • DoD Identifies Marine Corps Casualty

    12/27/2013 11:00:14 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 13 replies
    DoD News Release Press Operations ^ | December 24, 2013 | DoD
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Daniel M. Vasselian, 27, of Abington, Mass., died Dec. 23, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
  • Need Advice - Buying a Car

    12/23/2013 2:02:00 PM PST · by Peter W. Kessler · 105 replies
    See: Author | 12/23/13 | Me
    Hyundai or KIA?
  • Seguin High graduate dies in Afghanistan

    11/15/2013 12:38:51 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 32 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | November 15, 2013 | Alia Malik
    San Antonio — A Seguin High School graduate and Special Forces soldier died Wednesday of injuries from an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, according to the Seguin Gazette-Enterprise. Staff Sgt. Richard L. Vazquez, 28, graduated in 2004 from Seguin High and was a resident of Louisiana at the time of his death, according to the paper. He served on the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, colloquially known as the Green Berets.
  • Remains of NY soldier killed in Korean War ID'd, being returned to upstate hometown today

    11/06/2013 9:36:42 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    dailyjournal.net ^ | November 06, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    PHELPS, New York — The remains of a teenage New York soldier killed in the Korean War more than 60 years ago have been identified and are being returned to his upstate hometown.
  • ABBOTT: Louisiana Congressional Candidates React To Latest Obama Outrage (KIA benefits)

    10/08/2013 6:54:03 PM PDT · by abb · 8 replies
    The Hayride ^ | October 8, 2013 | Walter Abbott
    Reaction was swift today from Louisiana congressional candidates, reacting to the latest outrage from President Barak Obama regarding the ongoing “government shutdown.” It was reported earlier today that the federal government is withholding a $100,000 payment normally wired to relatives of fallen soldiers — including the families of five killed in Afghanistan over the weekend. The payment, known as the death gratuity, is typically sent to families of the fallen within three days to help them cover funeral costs or travel to meet the flag-draped coffins of their loved ones. Two Fifth Congressional District candidates we contacted had plenty to...
  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Post 9-11 Memorial Wall

    05/27/2013 10:10:58 AM PDT · by cll · 5 replies
    5/27/2013 | cll
    SPC Wilbel A. Robles-Santa, USA, KIA April 6, 2013, Zabul, Afghanistan SGT Luis A. Oliver Galbreath, USA, KIA August 16, 2012, Kandahar, Afg. SGT Jose J. Reyes-Cruz, USA, KIA July 18, 2012, Afghanistan SGT Louie Ramos-Velázquez, USA, KIA May 26, 2011, Kandahar, Afg. SGT José M. Caraballo-Pietri, USA, KIA April 10, 2011, Badghis, Afghanistan SGT José M. Cintrón-Rosado, USA, KIA January 2, 2011, Taji, Iraq SPC José A. Delgado-Arroyo, USA, KIA January 2, 2011, Taji, Iraq PVT Francheska Velez and her unborn child, USA, KIA, November 5, 2009, Fort Hood, Texas SPC Israel Candelaria Mejías, USA, KIA April 5, 2009,...
  • Obama Allegedly 'Robosigns' Killed In Action Letters For SEALs' Families

    08/30/2012 8:01:14 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-30-2012 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    Obama Allegedly 'Robosigns' Killed In Action Letters For SEALs' Families Geoffrey Ingersoll Aug. 30, 2012, 10:23 AM Parents of the 17 SEALs killed in action when a Chinook went down more than a year ago just received their "letters" from Obama, each and every one of them is supposedly bearing an electronic signature. A certified handwriting specialist has not confirmed whether the signatures are that of a computer, or a human, but they look pretty close to identical. Certainly, the president of the most powerful nation on the planet is a busy guy, but if he is robosigning KIA letters...
  • Spring Grove [PA] soldier laid to rest

    07/21/2012 8:45:59 PM PDT · by lightman · 14 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 21 July AD 2012 | TIM STONESIFER
    Spring Grove soldier laid to rest Hundreds attend services for the fallen soldier on Saturday. By TIM STONESIFER For the Daily Record/Sunday News ork, PA - In the silence, you could hear the fabric rub together as the flag was folded at last into a triangle. There, on a hillside near Spring Grove, a soldier pressed it with white gloves hard to his chest, then raised a hand in salute, motionless. A church bell tolled, a butterfly arced quietly over rows of tombstones, and more than 300 American flags stirred in the breeze along a rutted road. The first crack...
  • Statement by the father of Lance Cpl. Hunter “H.D.” Hogan (KIA 06/23/12 Re: ROE)

    07/08/2012 1:28:25 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 68 replies
    New ^ | July 07, 2012 | Steve Hogan
    Lance Cpl. Hunter “H.D.” Hogan entered the USMC 26 OCT. 2009. He served with the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. The most outstanding custom in the Marine Corps is simply “being a Marine” and all that it implies. Call it morale, call it esprit de corps, call it what you will — it is that pride which sets a United States Marine apart from the other armed services. It is not taught in manuals, yet it is the most impressive lesson a recruit learns in boot camp. It is not tangible, yet it has won fights against...
  • Soldier in Afghanistan dies in Skype chat with wife

    05/04/2012 4:27:37 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 19 replies
    AP via JamaicaObserver ^ | May 04, 2012 | staff reporter
    The wife of an Army officer serving in Afghanistan witnessed her husband’s death as the two video chatted via Skype, his family said Friday. The circumstances of Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark’s death were not immediately available. The Pentagon said it was under investigation, and his brother-in-law said he didn’t have details. “We are entrusting the military with investigating and with finding out what happened to Capt. Clark,” Bradley Taber-Thomas told The Associated Press. Clark, a 43-year-old Army chief nurse, grew up in Michigan and lived previously in Spencerport, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester and his wife’s hometown. He joined the...
  • 2 Soldiers Killed. Obama Apolgizes Again.

    02/23/2012 12:01:36 PM PST · by Lowell1775 · 10 replies
    AFP Wire ^ | 02-23-2012 | AFP Staff - No Stringer
    Obama expresses 'deep regret' over Koran burning AFP – 5 hrs ago US President Barack Obama sent Afghan President Hamid Karzai a letter of apology over the burning of copies of the Koran overseen by a US officer at a US military base, Karzai's office said Thursday. Obama said the incident was unintentional and pledged a full investigation, the president's office said, as fierce anti-US protests swept the nation in which at least 14 people have died, including two American soldiers. "I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident," Obama wrote in the letter presented to Karzai...
  • I don't have an answer.... do you?

    02/18/2012 10:24:26 PM PST · by pansgold · 29 replies · 2+ views
    II / XVIII / MMXII | pansgold
    Pfc. Douglas J. Jeffries Jr. – 20 Springville, CA – 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division One of two soldiers killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on September 8, 2011 I spoke with Doug's grandfather Steve Jeffries today at a local gas station and he asked me why a singer that died from a drug overdose rated flags lowered to half-staff statewide when all his grandson got was flags lowered to half-staff in Tulare county by order of the Board of Supervisors. Good question but I...
  • To focus on hydrogen, Hyundai passes Kia keys to EV market

    09/28/2011 4:38:08 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 8 replies
    cNet ^ | 09/19/11 | Liane Yvkoff
    Electric vehicles may seem like the inevitable evolution of the conventional gas-powered automobile, but not every carmaker agrees. Hyundai will sit out the pure-electric car round, and instead concentrate its efforts on designing the next-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. As part of a decision by the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Hyundai--which owns 51 percent of Kia--will stop all efforts to develop and produce electric vehicles, according to Korean newspaper The Chosun Iblo. The auto manufacturer previously planned to produce the all-electric BlueOn, but it has shelved those plans and instead will focus on developing the Tucson ix Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle....
  • Kia GT Concept Turns Heads at 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

    09/21/2011 5:35:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 114 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.insideline.com ^ | Published Sep 14, 2011 | By Anita Lienert,
    Just the Facts: The Kia GT Concept, a 390-horsepower rear-wheel-drive sedan with suicide doors, was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. It showcases the Korean automaker's ambitions, with Kia's chief designer declaring, "It's exactly the kind of car Kia should be making." Power comes from a 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 engine linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission. FRANKFURT, Germany — The Kia GT Concept, a 390-horsepower rear-wheel-drive sedan with suicide doors, was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. It showcases the Korean automaker's ambitions, with Kia's chief designer declaring, "It's exactly the kind of car Kia should be making."...
  • Dozens Killed as NATO Helicopter Shot Down in Afghanistan

    08/06/2011 2:21:16 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 121 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 6 August 2011 | By RAY RIVERA and ALISSA J. RUBIN
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents shot down a NATO Chinook helicopter during an overnight operation in eastern Afghanistan, killing 37 people on board, a military official said on Saturday.
  • Obama expresses sorrow for 31 US troops killed in Afghan crash

    08/06/2011 9:27:08 AM PDT · by yoe · 128 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 8, 2011 | Alexander Bolton
    President Obama praised the sacrifice of 31 U.S. troops who died early Saturday morning in helicopter crash in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. The Taliban has claimed it shot down the aircraft with a rocket-propelled grenade. Seven Afghan soldiers on board the helicopter also died. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the Americans who were lost earlier today in Afghanistan,” Obama said in a statement. “Their deaths are a reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices made by the men and women of our military and their families, including all who have served in Afghanistan.” Obama said...
  • Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan Reportedly Kills Members of SEAL Team 6

    08/06/2011 9:37:25 AM PDT · by spiderfern · 396 replies
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | 8/6/2011 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- The Associated Press has learned that more than 20 Navy SEALs from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden were among those lost in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/08/06/afghan-president-31-americans-killed-in-helicopter-crash/#ixzz1UGZcWiEh
  • U.S. official: Killed forces were on Afghanistan rescue mission

    08/06/2011 2:31:09 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 109 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/6/11 | David Ariosto and Barbara Starr
    Twenty-five U.S. special forces killed early Saturday in Afghanistan were on a mission to rescue another team of military personnel pinned down by insurgents, a U.S. military official told CNN. The helicopter that went down in eastern Afghanistan carried 30 U.S. military members, including 22 Navy SEALs and three other special forces. They were part of a "quick reaction force" sent in to pick up others engaged in a fierce firefight, the official said. In the single deadliest incident since the start of the decade-long Afghan war, the Army Chinook carrying a team of U.S. special forces and U.S. and...
  • Ethnic clashes in Burma put Chinese projects at risk

    07/12/2011 10:36:56 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 7/12/2011 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.
    This week deadly armed clashes near Burma’s border with China ended a nearly two-decade-old ceasefire between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Burma’s government. About 10,000 people have fled to refugee camps along the Chinese border and 215 Chinese workers from the Datang United Hydropower Developing Co. returned home after the KIA captured a Chinese-built and operated hydropower plant last week. A KIA spokesperson told the Thailand-based Irrawaddy that the uprising began when the government reneged on an agreement to share electricity generated from the region’s Chinese-built hydropower plants with local people. “This electricity is now going to China, not...
  • Local soldier killed in Afghanistan is remembered at Gretna funeral

    07/10/2011 2:26:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Sunday, July 10, 2011 | Paul Purpura
    Standing before a flag-draped casket and hundreds of mourners gathered in West Jefferson High School’s auditorium Saturday, the Rev. Joseph Hampton, pastor of St. Mark Baptist Church in Gretna, confronted one of the most difficult sermons of his life with lyrical passion and intensity.He delivered the eulogy for his stepson, Daniel "P-Nut" Douville, a Harvey native and Air Force technical sergeant who died in a bomb blast June 26 in Afghanistan and was buried with military honors Saturday at Westlawn Memorial Park in Gretna. It was, Hampton said, a death "in the line of duty," far removed from the "senseless...
  • Two U.S. Soldiers Killed by Roadside Bomb in Iraq

    07/07/2011 9:49:52 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published July 07, 2011 | Associated Press
    BAGHDAD -- A roadside bomb killed two U.S. soldiers Thursday outside the main American military base in Baghdad in what U.S. officials said appeared to be another attack by Shiite militias hoping to drive U.S. troops out of Iraq. The attack follows the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Iraq in two years. Fifteen U.S. soldiers died in June, nearly all in attacks by Shiite militias. ----- Thursday's bomb, which was detonated near a checkpoint outside Victory Base Camp, was a powerful armor-piercing explosive known as an EFP, according to two military officials with knowledge of the attack. EFPs typically...
  • Australia's special forces bear heavy combat burden in Afghanistan

    07/05/2011 6:24:52 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | 5th July 2011 | Mark Dodd
    ANNOUNCING Australia's 28th combat death in Afghanistan today, defence chief General David Hurley admitted it was reasonable to ask whether too much is being asked of the Special Operations Task Group. Totalling just over 300 personnel, the SOTG includes men and women drawn from the Commando, Special Air Service and Incident Response regiments. At 35 years of age, commando Sergeant Todd Langley was a veteran who had served on five combat tours of Afghanistan and two operational deployments to East Timor. Sergeant Langley was shot in the head during a firefight with Taliban insurgents during a counter-insurgency operation in...
  • Kia Ad Sparks Pedophile Accusations

    06/25/2011 10:17:54 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | June 24, 2011 | N/A
    A new Kia ad is raising eyebrows-with some even saying that it promotes pedophilia. The ad, which promotes a dual-zone climate control feature in one of Kia's cars, took home the Silver Press Lion at the prestigious Cannes Lion Awards. But it is controversial, to say the least. The ad features a teacher lusting after his elementary school-aged student. On one side of the page, she appears as a young girl. On the other side, though, she becomes a scantily clad, buxom teen, seemingly as a product of the teacher's imagination.
  • Light a Candle for Army Specialist Devin Ariel Snyder, KIA June 4th, 2011

    06/07/2011 1:01:01 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 16 replies
    Let's show our appreciation to Devin and her family.
  • The Obama Death Count

    05/30/2011 2:35:48 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 14 replies
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | MAY 30, 2011 | Peter Andrew
    TO SEE THE LIST OF BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES SINCE JANUARY 20TH, 2009, CLICK HERE. Remember how very important the liberals and Bush-haters thought it was to tell us every day how many soldiers had died “Because of him?” They chanted their stupid “Bush Lied! People Died” and marked each “milestone” in the death count with news releases and celebrations. Each time the number grew, it gave them more “ammo” and hatred for President Bush. 3/6/9 UPDATE: Some of them continue their Bush Death Counts to this day! UPDATE 10/19/9: Rush Limbaugh said on his...
  • Memorial Day History

    05/29/2011 2:56:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USMemorialDay.org ^ | 1994-2005 | USMemorialDay.org
                Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication "To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of...
  • Black Jack Logan and Memorial Day

    05/30/2011 4:26:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    American Catholic ^ | Monday, May 30, 2011 A.D. | Donald R. McClarey
    Black Jack Logan and Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2011 A.D. | Author Donald R. McClarey Freedom is not only a gift, but also a summons to personal responsibility. Americans know this from experience — almost every town in this country has its monuments honoring those who sacrificed their lives in defense of freedom, both at home and abroad. Pope Benedict, April 16, 2008John A. Logan is the father of Memorial Day. Today he is largely forgotten except to Civil War buffs and that is a shame. He was a fascinating man and he is largely responsible for establishing...
  • Get ready for the rumble [Very Positive & Moving Palin/Rolling Thunder Video Report]

    05/30/2011 2:34:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    WJLA ^ | May 29, 2011 | WJLA.com
    Thousands of motorcycles poured into the D.C.-area today for Rolling Thunder, an annual event drawing motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country. The massive collection of motorcycle riders is descending on Washington in memory of the thousands of prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action from the Vietnam War.
  • 7 'NATO troops' killed Thursday were 'American'....(Drudge Headline)

    05/29/2011 12:43:41 AM PDT · by GVnana · 40 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan – Nine NATO service members were killed Thursday in Afghanistan, including seven U.S. troops among eight who died when a powerful bomb exploded in a field where they were patrolling on foot, officials said. Two Afghan policemen also died and two others were wounded in the explosion in the mountainous Shorabak district of Kandahar province, 12 miles from the Pakistan border, said Gen. Abdul Raziq, chief of the Afghan border police in the province. "Two months ago, we cleared this area of terrorists, but still they are active there," Raziq said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast....
  • Daddy's Poem

    05/28/2011 9:21:44 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 15 replies
    Shamlessly stolen from A FB group I belong to | Unknown | Unknown to me
    Daddy's Poem Her hair was up in a pony tail, her favorite dress tied with a bow. Today was Daddy's Day at school, and she couldn't wait to go. But her mommy tried to tell her, that she probably should stay home Why the kids might not understand, if she went to school alone. But she was not afraid; she knew just what to say. What to tell her classmates of why he wasn't there today. But still her mother worried, for her to face this day alone. And that was why once again, she tried to keep her...
  • April deadliest month for US in Iraq since 2009

    05/01/2011 12:39:29 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | Apr 30 2011 08:49AM EDT | AFP
    The killing on Friday of an American soldier made April the deadliest month for US forces in Iraq since 2009, according to figures compiled by AFP... The death brought to 11 the number of US troops to have died in Iraq in April... Around 45,000 US soldiers still remain stationed in Iraq... Friday's death also brings to 4,452 the number of American troops to have died in Iraq since the 2003 US-led invasion...
  • 2005 Dallastown (Pa.) graduate killed in Afghanistan

    02/21/2011 4:00:56 PM PST · by jdfromny · 10 replies
    Daily Record ^ | 2/21/11 | ANGIE MASON and TOM JOYCE
    York, PA - First Lt. Daren Hidalgo, a former Dallastown resident, was killed Sunday near Mama Kiriz, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations, according to the website of the 2nd Cavalry Association and Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations. He was assigned to G Company, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Rose Barracks, Germany. Hidalgo was a 2005 graduate of Dallastown Area High School, according to newspaper archives, and received a U.S. Military Academy appointment to West Point. Phil Bayliss said he and Hidalgo were best friends from the time Hidalgo moved to the York area when they were in fifth grade. Bayliss, now...
  • Prayer Request for Marines

    01/30/2011 6:09:06 PM PST · by Parmy · 33 replies
    Prayer Request > We are asking everyone to say a prayer for "Darkhorse" 3rd > Battalion 5th Marines and their families.  They are > fighting it out in Afghanistan & they have lost 12 > marines in 4 days. > > IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE the message spread if more could > pass it on. > God Bless America and God Bless the United States Marine > Corps... Semper Fi, > Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever: > Justin Allen, 23, > Brett Linley, 29, > Matthew Weikert, 29, > Justus Bartett, 27, > Dave Santos, 21, >...
  • Cordova Marine Sgt. Garrett A. Misener killed in Afghanistan (TENNESSEE)

    12/29/2010 3:47:14 PM PST · by GailA · 34 replies · 23+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 12/29/10 | Kevin McKenzie
    Marine Sgt. Garrett A. Misener's family will not be able to travel to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware tonight -- when his body is expected to return to the U.S. -- because of the blizzard that struck the East Coast and forced airlines to cancel flights nationwide. Misener's mother, Janne Zaccagnino, said a five-hour flight from Dover to Memphis will then bring her son home. Misener, a 25-year-old Marine squad leader, died in the early morning hours Monday in Afghanistan, fatally wounded by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Helmand province, according to his family and the...
  • Vietnam Wall

    11/29/2010 1:58:52 PM PST · by umgud · 17 replies
    Virtual Wall ^ | na | na
    Vietnam Wall First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear. Then click on their names. It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals.
  • Bodies From Afghan Chopper Crash Arrive in US (special ops mission)

    09/23/2010 5:11:27 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies
    AOL ^ | Sept. 23, 2010
    The bodies of nine American soldiers and sailors killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan two days ago have arrived home to a Delaware air base. -excerpt- Among them was Navy Lt. Brendan John Looney, 29, a 2004 graduate of the Naval Academy, where he was an All-American lacrosse player. Since June 2008, he'd been assigned to a Navy SEAL unit based in Coronado, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reported. His comrades considered Looney "a skilled SEAL operator who led and motivated the people around him," the Times quoted a Navy statement as saying. Another Navy man killed was Senior...
  • Body of 2nd missing US Navy sailor recovered in eastern Afghanistan

    07/29/2010 4:53:11 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 78 replies · 7+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | July 29, 2010 | FOXNews.com
    <p>KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior U.S. military official and Afghan officials say the body of a second U.S. sailor who went missing in a dangerous part of eastern Afghanistan has been recovered.</p> <p>The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose the information, says the family of Petty Officer 3rd Class Jarod Newlove — a 25-year-old from the Seattle area — has been notified of his death.</p>
  • Portraits of the Fallen

    07/07/2010 7:26:39 PM PDT · by gitmo · 8 replies
    WBT ^ | 7/7/2010 | John Hancock
    Visual artist Kaziah Hancock paints portraits of fallen soldiers free of charge for their families as part of Project Compassion. Video by KARE 11/ Minneapolis/ St. Paul.
  • BREAKING: Eight U.S. troops die in attacks in Afghanistan

    10/03/2009 10:46:57 PM PDT · by montag813 · 342 replies · 11,492+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 10-04-09 | NBC News
    Eight American soldiers and two Afghans have been killed in an attack on two outposts in remote eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said on Sunday. A tribal militia launched the attack from a mosque and a nearby village in Nuristan, one of the most dangerous regions of Afghanistan, the U.S. military said in a statement. The Americans and Afghans repelled the attack and "inflicted heavy enemy casualties," the statement said. In the U.S. statement, Col. Randy George described it as "a complex attack in a difficult area." The Taliban claimed responsibility.
  • A Heroic Death, Without the Headlines

    09/04/2009 4:29:03 PM PDT · by LTCJ · 10 replies · 896+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2009 | Ashley Halsey III, staff writer
    ...The morning he came back to the Naval Academy was a Wednesday, but it will stick in your memory as the day you heard that Ted Kennedy had died and the week when you learned that someone might have killed Michael Jackson. The politician and the entertainer of their generations, they were lionized by many and scorned by some. One pleaded guilty, the other was found innocent. But they each died with an indelible asterisk, a footnote to their legacies that time will not erase. Matt Freeman died clean....
  • Hyundai, Kia Jump First to Offer Substantial Incentives after ‘Clunkers’

    09/03/2009 3:26:14 PM PDT · by wrrock · 3 replies · 393+ views
    cars ^ | 9/3/2009 | cars
    As we said before, please do not buy a new car until the end of November — inventories are so low, you’re not likely find the color and features you want and you will most likely over pay. If you must buy a car now, both Hyundai and Kia are the first car manufacturers to offer big incentives after the ”clunkers’ program ended. While KIA offers the better deals, you’ll still likely save more if you can’t wait until the end of November for supply to catch back up to levels where deals abound.
  • 'Clunkers' program gives biggest boost to foreign carmakers

    09/02/2009 1:48:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 413+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/2/09 | Martin Zimmerman
    Hailed as a jump-start for the U.S. economy, the federal government's "cash for clunkers" gave the biggest boost to foreign automakers. Overall, auto sales in August were the highest in more than a year, according to industry figures released Tuesday. Carmakers sold more than 1.2 million cars and trucks, up 1% from the same month last year and the first year-over-year sales gain since August 2007. Much of that was a result of the clunkers program, which ran July 24 to Aug. 24 and provided hefty government rebates to consumers who traded in gas guzzlers for more fuel-efficient new vehicles....
  • Speicher Search Details Announced

    08/08/2009 9:32:42 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 7 replies · 786+ views
    United States Navy ^ | 7 August 2009 | Navy News Service
    Speicher Search Details Announced Story Number: NNS090807-14 Release Date: 8/7/2009 4:11:00 PM From the Department of Defense WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Aug. 7 additional details regarding the recent discovery of the remains of Navy Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher in Iraq. Speicher was shot down flying a combat mission in an F/A-18 Hornet over west-central Iraq Jan. 17, 1991, during Operation Desert Storm. Acting in part on information provided by an Iraqi citizen in early July, Multi National Force–West's (MNF-W) personnel recovery team went to a location in the desert which was believed to be the crash site of...
  • Sands hid fate of Gulf War pilot lost since '91 (Navy Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher; 1991 Gulf War)

    08/02/2009 11:53:44 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 1,548+ views
    AP ^ | August 2, 2009
    <p>WASHINGTON (Aug. 2) - Navy pilot Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher was shot down over the Iraq desert on the first night of the Gulf War in 1991 and it was there he apparently was buried by Bedouins, hidden in the sand from the world's mightiest military all these years.</p>