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  • The East-Sider fell in the Battle of the Bulge. His daughter now knows his fate

    12/16/2014 7:23:19 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-13-14 | Richard Chin
    Nearly 70 years ago, Gordon Russ died fighting for his country and was buried in a foreign field. The St. Paul man left behind a wife, two little daughters, his parents and sisters. But in the seven decades since Russ fell during a critical and bloody battle in World War II, none of them has been to his grave. "I would have liked to have my dad's body back here, to go visit him," said Russ' daughter, Judith Doyle, now 75. "I wish I could get out and see his grave. If I could just walk up and touch the...
  • Jimmy Fallon thinks Mia Love can be black or Republican, not both

    11/07/2014 11:08:36 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 37 replies ^ | November 6, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    jimmy fallon @jimmyfallon Utah made history by electing Mia Love to Congress. She is a black female Republican Mormon. Even Unicorns said "Not buying it." #FallonMono
  • Meet Mia Love. You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Republicans’ first black congresswoman.

    11/05/2014 4:26:43 AM PST · by Raymann · 56 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Moyer | Justin
    For at least half a century, the party of Lincoln has battled charges that it is racist, sexist and anti-immigrant. Today, voters from a conservative state made those arguments a little bit harder to make. In Utah, Mia Love became the first black Republican woman — and first Haitian American — elected to Congress. For the GOP — a house divided that faces significant demographic hurdles to winning the White House in 2016 even as it celebrates President Obama’s shellacking — this was huge. A party threatened with extinction among African Americans and immigrants now has someone to brag about...
  • President Obama will be missing in action on the campaign trail day before pivotal midterm elections

    11/02/2014 3:39:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/02/14 | Francesca Chambers
    President Barack Obama will remain at the White House on both Monday and Tuesday as voters head to the polls to determine whether to oust his political party from power in the Senate. A copy of his public schedule reveals that the president will return to Washington, D.C. tonight after campaign events in Connecticut and Pennsylvania and stay there through Election Day. Tomorrow Obama will sit down with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. The following day he'll take other meetings at the White House instead of barnstorming the country, campaigning for endangered Democrats. While the president will be out of...
  • Doctor Tom Coburn, what are you doing today? (Vanity)

    10/16/2014 6:24:52 AM PDT · by OKSooner · 3 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10-16-2014 | Vanity
    Yo, Dr Coburn. Whatcha doing today?Anything important going on that your constituents might want to hear about? What do you think?
  • North Korea: Where is Kim Jong-un Hiding?

    09/24/2014 9:42:57 AM PDT · by mojito · 35 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/24/2014 | Lewis Dean
    South Korea will pay even closer attention to rogue neighbour North Korea's parliamentary session on 25 September, after reports that its supreme leader Kim Jong-un has not been seen in public for three weeks. South Korean reports claim that the dictator has not been seen since attending a concert on 3 September with his wife Ri Sol Ju. Eyebrows were raised over the thought to be 31-year-old's health after he was seen hobbling from a suspected leg injury during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the death of his grandfather Kim Il Sung in July. He was also seen...
  • Marine who disappeared in Iraq in 2004 back in US

    06/29/2014 2:10:43 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 29, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the U.S. claiming he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again, is back in U.S. custody, officials said Sunday. Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, 34, turned himself in and was being flown Sunday from an undisclosed location in the Middle East to Norfolk, Va. He is to be moved Monday to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, according to a spokesman, Capt. Eric Flanagan. Maj. Gen. Raymond Fox, commander of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Lejeune, will determine whether...
  • At Romney Retreat, Republicans Search for Focus

    The official topic of the conference, emblazoned on materials handed out to guests gathered here at a luxury Norwegian-inspired resort, was “The Future of American Leadership.” But the unofficial theme was made clear not long into breakfast on Friday, when a guest asked Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky the question on everyone’s mind: Is Hillary beatable?(SNIP) “This is the place where, I believe, the future of the party is really going to come out of,” said Anthony Scaramucci, a New York hedge fund manager and former Romney fund-raising bundler. “This is the Republican Party’s Bell Labs. This is our R...
  • Air Force Decides Bible Too Controversial To Memorialize MIAs, POWs

    04/05/2014 7:41:29 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 5, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    No Honor Allowed for POW/MIA Display e Missing Man Table is a semi-official place of honor in some dining facilities of the U.S. armed forces in memory of fallen, missing, or imprisoned military service-members. The table serves as the focal point of ceremonial remembrance, originally growing out of US concern for the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue. The display consists of small table with a white table cloth, an inverted glass, a plate with a lemon and salt, a single rose and yellow ribbon. To a few the most offensive part of the display is the Bible. Patrick Air Force Base...
  • Air Force removes Bible from POW-MIA display

    03/31/2014 6:23:46 PM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    On March 14 Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh told members of the House Armed Services committee that there was no war on religious liberty. “The single biggest frustration I’ve had in this job is the perception that somehow there is religious persecution inside the United States Air Force,” the general told lawmakers. “It is not true.” Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) told me the Air Force seems to be the worst offender when it comes to attacks on religious liberty. If that’s true, perhaps Gen. Welsh could explain why a Bible was removed from a POW/MIA Missing Man...
  • 2,000 are family for unclaimed veterans Cemetery Administrator Larson: 'You are the next of kin'

    03/23/2014 9:24:17 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — As a piper played “Going Home,” the cremains of 13 veterans were carried by soldiers, sailors and airmen, and placed on a table on the amphitheater stage at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. It was time Saturday afternoon to give the final salute to the 13, whose remains had not been claimed except by the Arizona part of the Missing in America Project (MIAP). It was not the first time such a ceremony has been held at the state-operated cemetery, on land which once was part of Fort Huachuca, until the Army turned the acreage over...
  • Awesome video: Arlington flyover by civilian pilots

    02/17/2014 7:20:19 AM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies ^ | february 17, 2014 | allen west
    Two Air Force Pilots, Major Howard V. Andre Jr. and Major James E. Sizemore, were buried in 2013 at Arlington National Cemetery and were honored with a flyover by civilian pilots — the US Air Force claimed budget cuts prevented an Arlington flyover. But the civilian pilots stepped in to make it happen.
  • MIA remains ID'd, to be buried on anniversary of disappearance

    12/11/2013 7:45:59 PM PST · by jttpwalsh · 67 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | December 10, 2013 |
    The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory have identified the remains of an airman who went missing during the Vietnam War. Air Force Col. Francis McGouldrick Jr., of New Haven, Conn., is to be buried Friday with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on the 45th anniversary of his loss, according to a Pentagon statement Monday.
  • 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 ^ | 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.
  • Mia Marie Pope Oust Obama

    11/05/2013 3:40:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    ATLAHWorldwide on Youtube ^ | November 4, 2013 | Pastor James David Manning
    Video of interview at link. Highlights... Witness.... Homo drug addict- pathological liar.
  • Pentagon faked repatriation ceremonies of US war dead

    10/14/2013 5:09:54 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 14 replies
    The Pentagon acknowledges that patriotic "arrival ceremonies" for US war dead recovered from Vietnam, Korea and Second World War battlefields do not involve newly returned remains of the missing By Philip Sherwell, New York4:38PM BST 12 Oct 2013 The Pentagon has for years staged emotional but phony "arrivals ceremonies" for missing American war dead when tearful families and veterans were led to believe flag-draped cases on cargo planes contained the remains of service personnel returned home that day. The defence department has now acknowledged that the ceremonies did not involve newly-repatriated victims from foreign battlefields and that the planes involved...
  • M.I.A. Responds to NFL Lawsuit: Cheerleaders Are More Offensive Than My Middle Finger

    09/24/2013 6:52:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    E! ^ | September 24, 2013 | Josh Grossberg
    The "Born Free" musician argued that if people zoom out from the photo of her and her middle finger, they'll find at least 10 to 15 African-American cheerleaders under the age of 16 that the Material Girl recruited from a local Indianapolis high school who struck very sexually provocative poses.
  • NFL Waging Secret Legal War Over M.I.A's Super Bowl Middle Finger (Exclusive)

    09/20/2013 6:03:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 19, 2013 | Eriq Gardner
    The league demands $1.5 million from the rapper-singer and a public apology, but her lawyer says "she is going to go public with an explanation of how ridiculous it was for the NFL and its fans to devote such furor to this incident."
  • President of the Silver Star Families of America Blasts Pentagon MIA Recovery Efforts

    07/08/2013 8:40:04 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 3 replies
    Self ^ | 2013 | steve Newton
    The recent revelations that have come to light about the Pentagons “dysfunctional” efforts to recover our MIA’s have already drawn the ire of the Silver Star Families of America. (The SSFOA) National President Steve Newton issued a blistering statement: “The United States of America has a moral obligation to never voluntarily leave anyone behind. Over 80,000 service members are listed as missing, from World War II, Korea and Vietnam and to let the recovery program fall into such disarray is a national scandal and disgrace.”
  • AP IMPACT: Internal report calls MIA accounting work ‘acutely dysfunctional,’ could fail

    07/07/2013 12:12:24 PM PDT · by darkwing104
    Washington Post ^ | July 7, 2013 | AP
    The Pentagon’s effort to account for tens of thousands of Americans missing in action from foreign wars is so inept, mismanaged and wasteful that it risks descending from “dysfunction to total failure,” according to an internal study suppressed by military officials.
  • AP IMPACT: MIA work 'acutely dysfunctional'

    07/07/2013 8:19:01 AM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies
    AP via Independent Mail ^ | July 7, 2013 | Robert Burns
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon's effort to account for tens of thousands of Americans missing in action from foreign wars is so inept, mismanaged and wasteful that it risks descending from "dysfunction to total failure," according to an internal study suppressed by military officials. Largely beyond the public spotlight, the decades-old pursuit of bones and other MIA evidence is sluggish, often duplicative and subjected to too little scientific rigor, the report says. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the internal study after Freedom of Information Act requests for it by others were denied. The report paints a picture of...
  • Mia Love wants another shot at Utah Congressional seat

    05/19/2013 7:50:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    The Herald Journal, ^ | May 18, 2013
    Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love has declared she wants another shot at the congressional seat occupied by Democrat Jim Matheson. The announcement that she wanted a rematch came during an afternoon speech Saturday to several thousand delegates at the Utah Republican Party’s annual organizing convention. “You and I have some unfinished business with Jim Matheson,” Love said during her speech, which was met with loud cheers and resounding applause.
  • POWs, MIAs still being sought

    05/11/2013 1:05:02 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/11/13 | Jim Emerson
    Michael Scott Speicher was a United States Naval Aviator and the first combat casualty of the Gulf War. He was declared missing in action as there was no rescue attempt at the time he was shot down. There was much speculation surrounding anecdotal evidence about the aviator having survived, along with some reports that LCDR Speicher was being held prisoner in Iraq. But attempts to find the flyer were unsuccessful. In 2009, an Iraqi came forward and led US Marines to the location where Speicher had been buried in 1991. Speicher’s remains were...
  • Movie Alert: Hot Docs premiere Unclaimed finds a Vietnam veteran left behind for 44 years

    04/25/2013 7:37:38 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 20 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | 04/25/13 | Linda Barnard
    Special Forces Green Beret Master Sgt. John Hartley Robertson had forgotten how to speak English over the 44 years since he was left behind in the Vietnam War. But he never forgot that he was a father, husband and an American soldier, born in Alabama, shot down over Laos in a 1968 classified mission.
  • Lost Soldier’s Remains Return Home 62 Years After He Was Reported Missing In Action In North Korea

    02/27/2013 7:32:27 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies ^ | February 27, 2013 6:05 AM
    LOS ANGELES ( — An American soldier arrived home Wednesday more than 60 years after he disappeared in North Korea. Police, fire officials, the USO Greater Los Angeles and family greeted the remains of Private First Class Roosevelt “Jack” Clark around 5:40 a.m. at Los Angeles International Airport. Clark was reported missing in action on Nov. 28, 1950 while fighting with the 35th Regiment in North Korea. The 20-year-old Bakersfield resident was never found and few details about his death were available. Clark’s remains were recently located overseas and positively identified through DNA. Following the arrival of Clark’s remains, a...
  • Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi

    02/07/2013 9:53:27 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 243 replies
    Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi Daniel Halper February 7, 2013 12:05 PM Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified this morning on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012: Panetta said that Obama left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, "up to us." In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Panetta said...
  • No more excuses, Ald. Jackson (JJJ's wife still MIA for $100K a year)

    12/28/2012 6:33:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    **SNIP** Records from the city clerk's office show she missed five of 16 City Council meetings this year. She made it to four committee meetings out of 72. Four of 72. Last year, she made it to all but two council meetings, according to attendance records. But from May 2011, when Mayor Rahm Emanuel reshuffled committee assignments, through December 2011, she missed 34 committee meetings out of 38. That was the year before her husband's hospitalization. Turns out Ald. Jackson's chronic absenteeism isn't unique. Many aldermen have spotty attendance records at committee meetings. And that's where the work gets done....
  • NE Patriots dedicate POW/MIA seat at stadium

    11/11/2012 10:55:42 AM PST · by seamusnh · 6 replies
    Patriots website ^ | 11/11/2012 | SeamusNH
    First, thanks to the veterans for their service. In today's Patriots - Bills game, they showed the new POW/MIA seat at the stadium in Foxboro. I don't know if I have ever been prouder of the team I have followed for 40+ years. If you are not familiar with Bob Kraft, Patriots owner, he is a great guy. Was a season ticket holder during some of the worst Patriots seasons. At one point, the owner was one of the Busch family and it seemed as if the team would move to St Louis (the Cardinals had gone to AZ...
  • Mia Love doubles Jim Matheson in 3rd quarter fundraising

    10/18/2012 9:22:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 15 2012 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — Capitalizing on her speech at the Republican National Convention and Utah campaign events featuring GOP stars, Mia Love raised more than twice as much money in the past quarter as Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson. ... Two Democratic organizations — House Majority PAC and Center Forward PAC — released a poll Monday showing Matheson with a 48 percent to 41 percent lead among likely 4th District voters. Love's poll by Public Opinion Strategies early last month had her up 51-36. Both Matheson and Love have discounted each other's numbers. A Deseret News/KSL survey in late September gave...
  • Utah’s Mia Love Gets Enthusiastic Reception in Tampa

    08/29/2012 5:34:18 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 28, 2012, 8:18 PM | Arian Campo-Flores
    TAMPA, Fla.— African-American support for the Republican Party has fallen so far that a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll showed Mitt Romney capturing 0.0% of the black vote. Enter Mia Love, the 36-year-old daughter of Haitian immigrants and a Republican congressional candidate in Utah. Should she win, she would be the first-ever black Republican woman to win a seat in Congress.
  • RNC SCHEDULE (Vanity) MIA LOVE speaking at 7:30 EST

    08/28/2012 4:19:27 PM PDT · by Baynative · 27 replies
    politico ^ | 8/28.12 | me
    7 p.m.: • Speaker John Boehner • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus • Video and Mayor Mia Love (Saratoga Springs, Utah), U.S. congressional candidate • Janine Turner • Former Sen. Rick Santorum • Host, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
  • In Memory of a Fallen Comrade

    05/28/2012 11:26:24 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 12 replies
    Personal experience | May 28, 2012 | Donald J. Taylor
    In Memory of a Fallen Comrade I write this in memory of MSG William B. Hunt, U.S. Army Special Forces, MIA, November 4, 1966. It is an account of the sacrifice he made to his country, to his comrades, and to the Vietnamese people. In November 1966, SSG Hunt and I served together at Special Forces ODA Camps under Detachment B-32, 5th Special Forces Group, Tay Ninh Province, in the Republic of Vietnam. Hunt was with ODA-322 at Camp Suoi DA, and I was assigned to ODA-323 at Camp Trai Bi. Our camps were about 30 kilometers apart and we...
  • DNC is MIA in Wisconsin (RATS quit & don't send the loot - Walker a 'lock'?)

    05/16/2012 1:15:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/16/12 | ROBIN BRAVENDER
    DNC is MIA in WisconsinBy ROBIN BRAVENDER | 5/16/12 4:26 AM EDT The Republican National Committee has said it’ll kick in whatever it takes to keep Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in office. But Democrats in Washington won’t commit to spending big, even though their candidate has been out raised 25-to-1 so far. And in Wisconsin, that’s left the local activists fuming. With just three weeks until the June 5 recall election in Wisconsin, Democrats in the state are still waiting for a check they asked the Democratic National Committee to send. And the Obama campaign hasn’t given them any cash,...
  • NBC & NFL Apology NOT Accepted - "M.I.A. " right Back at You!

    02/06/2012 12:35:42 PM PST · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    February 6, 2012 | Vanity
    So , NFL & NBC Apologize to me? No M.I.A. needs to Apologize for herself on national TV spots! So, NFL & NBC here is an "M.I.A." back at you.
  • Aspiring first black GOP congresswoman: Don’t put me in a box

    01/14/2012 9:52:02 AM PST · by Baynative · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/14/12 | Alexis Levinson
    If Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love wins her bid for Congress, she will be the first black Republican congresswoman in history. But don’t try to put her in that box. ~snip~ If she does receive significant media attention, Love hopes to use the opportunity to express a conservative message that has too few African American champions. “Any time I’m in front of that camera … I’m going to champion those conservative causes. I’m going to let people out there know that we exist, and that … there are conservative black Americans everywhere that believe in fiscal discipline, limited government and...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 10-27-11

    10/27/2011 2:49:26 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies ^ | 10-27-11 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Air Force pilot missing from Vietnam War identified

    09/06/2011 3:45:41 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Air Force Retiree News Service | 6 September 2011
    Release No. 09-02-11Sept. 6, 2011WASHINGTON (AFRNS) -- The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Sept. 1 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Air Force Maj. Thomas E. Reitmann of Red Wing, Minn., will be buried Sept. 8 in Arlington National Cemetery. In 1965, Reitmann was assigned to the 334th Tactical Fighter Squadron deployed out of Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., to Takhli Air Base, Thailand. On Dec 1, 1965, he was flying a strike mission as the No....
  • Obama's China Tilt (Obama halts plan to find bodies of American crewman from Arunachal)

    07/21/2011 10:20:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    India Today ^ | July 18, 2011 | Sandeep Unnithan
    Obama halts plan to find bodies of American crewman from Arunachal Sandeep Unnithan | July 9, 2011 Chinese concerns over what it sees as American "intrusion" into Arunachal Pradesh have prompted the Obama administration to suspend plans for recovering bodies of crewmen who went missing there during the Second World War. Two expeditions planned in 2010 and 2011 were cancelled ostensibly because of the Chinese claiming that this was disputed territory. China considers the whole of Arunachal Pradesh as 'South Tibet' and protested expeditions by India and the US to recover the bodies of over 400 US aircrew who died...
  • Brothers, government tangle over Korean War records

    07/06/2011 9:45:27 AM PDT · by DFG · 1 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 07/04/11 | Chris Vaughn
    As this summer marks the 61st anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War, it remains one of the least understood and most overlooked conflicts of the American experience. Time is running out for those who fought the war, as most surviving veterans are in or approaching their 80s. The Korean War Project, founded in 1995 by two Dallas brothers who are the sons of a decorated Korean War Marine, has established itself as a valuable resource for information on unit histories, casualties, battles and those missing in action.
  • Memorial Day History

    05/29/2011 2:56:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies ^ | 1994-2005 |
                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 |
    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.
  • After 43 years, MIA hero is ‘coming home'

    02/22/2011 10:27:38 AM PST · by llevrok · 21 replies
    The News Tribune (Tacoma WA) ^ | 2/22/2011 | KRIS SHERMAN
    Forty-three years ago this month, U.S. Army Spc. 4 James Leslie Moreland vanished during a fierce battle at Lang Vei, South Vietnam. He would later be awarded a Silver Star for heroism that night and be promoted to sergeant first class while listed as MIA – missing in action. Now, his remains positively identified using DNA from five family members, the Green Beret medic is coming home. Sisters Linda Brown of Puyallup and Edna Anita LeMoine of Olympia and brother Donald Moreland of Lakeside, Calif., are relieved, grateful, tearful. “I’ve never given up, and I’m so thankful that after all...
  • Scientist on trial: Thomas Butler's day in court

    11/22/2003 11:10:39 AM PST · by TrebleRebel · 5 replies · 238+ views
    Science | 11/20/2003 | Martin Enserink
    SYNOPSIS: Microbiologist Thomas Butler faces 69 criminal charges in federal court, including lying to the FBI about 30 vials of plague bacteria that went missing from his laboratory at Texas Tech. If convicted on all counts, he could be fined $17 million and be sentenced to up to 469 years in prison. Allies in the scientific community say that Butler is the victim of prosecutorial overkill. But the government says Butler broke rules designed to protect the nation against bioterrorism. Observers say the outcome could have a big impact on life science researchers working with potentially dangerous agents. ***** It...
  • Man arrested for taking pictures at MIA

    01/18/2011 8:39:53 PM PST · by ExSoldier · 82 replies
    WSVN News CH 7 Miami ^ | 1/18/2011 | Staff
    STORYMIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WSVN) -- A man has been arrested after, officials said, he caused a security scare at a South Florida airport. On Jan. 11, Miami-Dade Police officers stopped Oluwole Aboyade in the Dolphin parking garage at MIA after he reportedly began taking pictures of sensitive areas at the airport. According to a Miami-Dade Police report, an officer said he became alarmed when he saw Aboyade taking pictures of buildings, surveillance cameras, airport runways and restricted areas. When the police approached the Nigerian national, he said he would remain silent. The police report read, "Mr. Aboyade was observed walking...
  • Airmen missing from Vietnam War identified

    01/13/2011 2:19:02 PM PST · by Racehorse · 12 replies
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Jan. 12 that the remains of two servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Air Force Col. James E. Dennany, 34, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Maj. Robert L. Tucci, 27, of Detroit, will be buried as a group Jan. 14, in the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery. On Nov. 12, 1969, Colonel Dennany and Major Tucci were flying the No. 3 aircraft of three F-4Ds escorting an AC-130 gunship on a night strike mission over Laos. After the...
  • Report: Taliban Video Shows Captured US Soldier

    12/08/2010 9:58:12 PM PST · by jessduntno · 8 replies
    aolnews ^ | Today
    (Dec. 8) -- A new video containing footage of the only American soldier held captive by the Taliban for almost 18 months has been released on the Internet. Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl of Ketchum, Idaho, was 23 when he disappeared from his combat outpost in Afghanistan's southeastern Paktika province and was last seen in a video released in April. Images from the new footage, released Tuesday, show the soldier wearing an open-necked tan shirt, with a wound just below his left eye. Previous videos showed Bergdahl with a beard, but he appears clean-shaven with tightly cropped hair in the latest release....
  • MIA Reopened After Suspicious Device Causes Evacuation (Passenger arrived from Brazil)

    09/03/2010 4:07:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 9/3/10 | CAROLYN RYAN and BRIAN HAMACHER
    One man is in custody and Miami International Airport is back open this morning after a suspicious device caused a major evacuation and shutdown Thursday night. The security scare happened just after 9 p.m., when a baggage screener spotted a suspicious item in a checked piece of luggage in the Customs area. -snip- A video of what is believed to be part of the suspicious device showed a silver canister, though police haven't confirmed what was found. Police also haven't released the identity of the man taken into custody, but airport officials said he had been on a flight from...
  • Passenger Busted in Miami Airport Shutdown-Luggage suspicious, bomb squad on scene

    09/03/2010 1:07:18 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Newser ^ | 9-3-10 | Mary Papenfuss
    Sep 3, 2010 2:20 AM CDT - A passenger has been arrested after something suspicious in his checked luggage triggered a shutdown of Miami International Airport last night. Four of six terminals and airport roadways have been closed,
  • 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 ^ | July 29, 2010 |
    <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>