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  • Forgotten WW2 soldier, lost more than 70 years, is finally honored

    05/25/2015 2:37:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot ^ | May 25, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It’s difficult to describe anything as a “feel good story” on a day when we are commemorating the Honored Dead, but I suppose this story comes as close as any. CBS News is providing the details of a tale which took place long ago in a small village a bit to the north of where I live, in Gowanda, New York. They have a war memorial in their town just like so many other places around the country. But for the lifetime of most of the current residents, one name has been missing. Carroll Heath was a young boy born...
  • "Extinct" Bird Seen, Eaten

    02/19/2009 9:05:54 AM PST · by Leg Olam · 17 replies · 736+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 02/18/09 | Christine Dell'Amore
    'A rare quail from the Philippines was photographed for the first time before being sold as food at a poultry market, experts say.'
  • Strong typhoon rips northern Philippines (Super Typhoon Cimaron is Cat 5)

    10/29/2006 6:01:00 AM PST · by bd476 · 12 replies · 1,107+ views
    Yahoo News and Associated Press ^ | 29 October 2006 | JIM GOMEZ
    MANILA, Philippines - One of the strongest typhoons to hit the storm-prone Philippines in years battered the mountainous north late Sunday as the country braced for a possible disaster. "Let us all pray," President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said in a message on nationwide radio as she ordered schools and government offices shut in the affected area and temporarily banned bus trips there to prevent casualties. Two major dams were to release water to prevent them from overflowing, officials said. Typhoon Cimaron made landfall around 9 p.m. local time, lashing Isabela province with sustained winds of 121 miles per hour...
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of Americas use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Trumans decision to use the A-bomb was controversial, they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII using atomic...
  • America Supports You: 'The Great Raid' Preview Storms D.C.

    07/29/2005 6:25:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 1,253+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | July 29, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    Servicemembers and veterans were among those who got a sneak peek of the film that promotional materials say tells the story of the "most spectacular rescue missions ever to take place in American history: 'the great raid on Cabanatuan.'" The raid was conducted to rescue the more than 500 U.S. prisoners of war who had survived the Bataan Death March through the jungles of the Philippines. Lt. Col. Henry A. Mucci, working from 6th Army Headquarters in Luzon in the Philippines, was charged with figuring out how to free the POWs before the Japanese army's "Kill All" policy was enforced....
  • How the Philippines Fails to Sell Itself Abroad

    01/27/2005 9:51:26 PM PST · by kipita · 15 replies · 844+ views
    Arab News ^ | 28 January 2005 | Rasheed Abou-Alsamh
    I read an interesting report this week that said the Philippines was hoping to see a spike in its tourist arrivals after the deadly tsunami killed hundreds of thousands of people in Thailand, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka on Dec. 26. I did think that it was rather morbid that one country was hoping to cash-in on the calamity of another, but that is normal I guess in terms of human nature. Anyways, the report went on to mention that tourist arrivals in the Philippines in 2005 were projected to reach 2.66 million, up from 2.23 million the year before....
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Japanese Attack on the Philippines (12/10/1941) - Jul. 29th, 2004

    07/28/2004 10:52:03 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 105 replies · 4,485+ views ^ | John W. Whitman
    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...