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  • Remembering a World War II Death Trap and a Miraculous Rescue

    02/23/2010 10:45:48 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies · 817+ views
    NC Register ^ | February 23, 2010 | CHRISTINE SNYDER
    Sister Mary Beata Mackie on the way to the Philippines in 1937. Sixty-five years ago today, U.S. Marines iconically raised the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. And 65 years ago today, hundreds of miles to the south, my aunt walked to freedom. Sister Mary Beata Mackie spent over three years in a Japanese internment camp in the Philippines during World War II. Like most of the more than 2,100 others in the camp, she was malnourished and emaciated in the end. Sister Mary Beata was one of 53 Maryknoll Missionary Sisters caught in the...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Revisits The Los Banos Raid - 1945 - March 4th, 2005

    03/03/2005 11:18:36 PM PST · by snippy_about_it · 111 replies · 2,085+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • CA: Los Banos weighs fine for elderly man who tried to build fence (87-year old WW2 vet)

    12/11/2004 3:04:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 982+ views
    LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) - City officials here must decide whether to charge an 87-year-old man for damage caused when he tried to erect a fence in the middle of a street bordering his property. Bernard Gardner said he was trying to reclaim property the city of Los Banos took from him for a street-widening project in the 1940s, when he was off fighting in World War II. The street was damaged when one of Gardner's neighbors used a jackhammer to dig three post holes in the middle of West L Street. He was stopped by city crews in Los...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Los Banos Raid - 1945 - Feb. 23rd, 2003

    02/23/2003 12:02:12 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 69 replies · 22,744+ views
    U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. We hope to provide an ongoing source of information about issues and problems that are specific to Veterans and resources that are available to Veterans and their families. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood...