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  • Matsui's opponent suspends campaign

    08/17/2010 12:22:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 8/17/10 | Rob Hotakainen
    Republican Paul Smith said today that he is suspending his campaign against Democratic Rep. Doris Matsui, effective immediately. "Today, I am sad to announce that we will have to suspend campaign operations due to lack of financial support," . . .
  • Police Search for Missouri Girl Abducted From Front Yard

    07/06/2010 12:49:24 PM PDT · by Sopater · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 06, 2010
    LOUISIANA, Mo. -- Police scoured a creek Tuesday for clues into the disappearance of a 4-year-old girl who may have been abducted from the front yard of her eastern Missouri home. Police said Alisa Maier was playing with her 5-year-old brother outside their home in the town of Louisiana Monday night when a man pulled up in a black four-door passenger car and took her away, KSDK reported. The only witness to the alleged abduction was the girl's brother, who told police he saw his sister get into the car with a man he did not know, Louisiana Police Chief...
  • Suspect in girl's kidnapping has died (Alisa found yesterday)

    07/08/2010 6:20:42 AM PDT · by mmanager · 42 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | July 8, 2010 | PATRICK M. O'CONNELL
    HAWK POINT • The prime suspect in the abduction of a Louisiana, Mo., girl is dead, the Missouri Highway Patrol said Thursday morning. The suspect shot himself in the head when authorities closed in Wednesday afternoon, a day after the little girl was found alive in a St. Louis County strip mall parking lot. Cpl. Jeff Wilson of the Missouri Highway Patrol said the man died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Charles. The patrol didn't confirm the man's death until Thursday morning. Police sources say the suspect is Paul S. Smith, a sex offender who...
  • Nuclear Option in Afghanistan- It's Time!

    12/01/2009 2:09:14 PM PST · by hoguenews · 18 replies · 947+ views
    Hogue News ^ | December 1, 2009 | Paul Smith
    thought with this administration we were going to get our coalition partners to be on equal footing with us? Officials in Brussels says Obama will be asking Nato allies to provide up to 10,000 extra troops. Asking? How about a demand… and if you don’t we pull out and you all can fight this stinking war yourselves! The US currently has 68,000 troops in Afghanistan, with foreign forces overall totalling more than 100,000. The additional American soldiers are expected to focus on tackling the Taliban in volatile southern and eastern Afghanistan. A senior Pentagon official said the new troops will...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of the Heroes: SFC Paul Smith ~ 12 May 2008

    05/11/2008 4:38:13 PM PDT · by StarCMC · 228 replies · 433+ views
    linked in thread | Racer X
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ SFC Paul Smith All info and photos from this website.             Paul Ray Smith was born on September 24, 1969, in El Paso, Texas. At the age of nine, his family moved to South Tampa, Florida, where he attended public schools. He enjoyed sports, liked cats, skateboarding, riding bicycles,...
  • Soldiers Remember Medal of Honor Recipient in Iraq

    04/04/2008 4:39:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 210+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Jasmine Chopra, USA
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, April 4, 2008 – He was a husband, father, soldier and leader, but today Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, the 3rd Infantry Division’s 51st Medal of Honor recipient was remembered here simply as a hero. Task Force Marne soldiers who organized a remembrance ceremony for U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, April 4, 2008, stand in the courtyard where Smith gave his life in defense of others five years ago. For his selfless service, Smith was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 2005. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jasmine Chopra  (Click photo for...
  • Midtown Accident Claims Life of Channel 7 Pilot (ABC)

    10/08/2007 6:40:09 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 9 replies · 514+ views
    1010wins ^ | Monday, 08 October 2007 8:33AM
    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- One person is dead and two others are injured after they were hit while on a Manhattan sidewalk by a taxi that jumped a curb. The accident was reported at about 9:45 p.m. at East 40th Street at Third Avenue. New York City police have identified the dead man as Paul Smith, a helicopter pilot for Channel 7. Channel 7 reports that Smith and his family were attending a birthday dinner at a restaurant when the accident happened. The cab driver has not been charged. Police say he accidentally drove up on the sidewalk.
  • Marne Soldier’s re-enlistment holds special significance (3ID Rock of the Marne)(Hanky Warning)

    08/13/2007 6:03:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 625+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Craig Zentkovich
    CAMP VICTORY — Everybody has one. It may be a family member, a teacher, or a coach – an extraordinary person who makes such an impact that one’s life is forever changed. For Staff Sgt. Steven A. Holloway that one person was a friend, mentor and leader. The story of Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith is known to the nation. His actions in combat on April 4, 2003, above and beyond the call of duty, led to him being posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. On Aug. 10, Holloway, on his third combat tour to Iraq, raised his right...
  • Middle school dons name of Medal of Honor recipient

    08/29/2006 7:39:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 586+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Master Sgt. Steve Valley
    HOLIDAY, Fla.(Army News Service, Aug. 29, 2006) – What began last year as a suggestion by retired Maj. Gen. Fred Raymond came full circle last Friday during a dedication ceremony of the new Paul R. Smith Middle School in Holiday, Fla. More than 500 family, friends, Soldiers, veterans, legislators, county officials and students were present. Raymond recommended to the Pasco County School Board in September 2005 that the new school be named after Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant 1st Class Paul R. Smith. Smith’s parents, widow and two children live in Holiday, and his 12-year old son David is now...
  • Medal winner dies saving the lives of other sons (C.M.H.)

    05/28/2006 1:02:58 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 9 replies · 900+ views
    HOLIDAY, Fla. -- Rita Richardson smiles at the memory: Her young son Dan, prowling the woods dressed in camouflage and green face paint or jumping off the shed like a paratrooper. But she wanted her little commando to know that war was more than a game. So each Memorial Day, she would take him to Arlington National Cemetery, near their Virginia home, to walk with her through that "garden of stone," to appreciate the sacrifices honored there. This Memorial Day, she will be there in spirit as her soldier son trains for another overseas deployment. Janice Pvirre will be at...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (5/28/05): photos

    05/28/2005 3:32:36 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 296 replies · 4,108+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush -- and the dogs, of course -- are spending a quiet weekend at Camp David. They will return to the White House Sunday to be on hand for Monday's traditional Memorial Day activities. Today, Saturday, May 28, 2005, marks something of a red-letter day, because Tom Raum of the Associated Press actually reported the following remarkable piece -- a left-handed compliment, to be sure, but a compliment nevertheless. Mr. Raum has covered Washington for The Associated Press since 1973, including five presidencies. Newsview: Bush's Global Clout Seen GrowingBy TOM RAUM, Associated...
  • Turning American soldiers into an out-of-sight, out-of-mind servant class

    04/18/2005 5:24:00 AM PDT · by FlyLow · 15 replies · 788+ views
    JWR ^ | 4-18-05 | David Gelernter
    Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith of the U.S. Army was the first Iraq war soldier to win the Congressional Medal of Honor — posthumously. On April 4, 2003, a group of American soldiers building a POW compound were slammed by a surprise attack. Smith organized a defense, then moved under fierce fire to an unprotected machine gun. He kept firing as the wounded were brought to safety and the attack driven off. Meanwhile he was hit, fatally. Even Iraq war opponents and Bush-haters say they honor Smith's courage. But their "honor" is mostly a sham. Unless you understand what...
  • Iraq war hero earns first Medal of Honor

    04/05/2005 12:50:41 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 469+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, April 5, 2005 | By Joseph Curl
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday awarded Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith the Medal of Honor, exactly two years after the soldier single-handedly killed as many as 50 Iraqi insurgents as he saved the lives of more than 100 Americans. It was the 615th time in history that the medal was awarded posthumously. Sgt. Smith's 11-year-old son accepted the medal in a White House ceremony. It was the first time the nation's highest award for valor has been bestowed on a soldier from the Iraq war, and only the third time it has been awarded since the Vietnam...
  • Operation Phantom Fury--Day 149 - Now Operation River Blitz--Day 44

    04/04/2005 6:09:08 PM PDT · by TexKat · 92 replies · 1,571+ views
    Various Media Outlets | 4/5/05
    A U.S. military medical evacuation helicopter flies over Baghdad, Iraq, near to sunset Monday, April 4, 2005. Earlier Monday, a suicide bomber blew up a tractor in the second attack in three days near the infamous Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad.(AP Photo / Jim MacMillan)
  • Medal of Honor hero gets medal today

    04/05/2005 8:19:10 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 40 replies · 2,759+ views
    April 5,2005 | Self
    Sgt. Smith USA is finally getting his medal of honor! Rummy is now speaking.
  • “Give All That I am to Ensure that All My Boys Make It Home.” (President Bush's MOH Remarks)

    04/07/2005 11:42:22 AM PDT · by LavaDog · 7 replies · 721+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 07, 2005 | President Bush
    EDITOR'S NOTE: President George W. Bush posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor to Sergeant First Class Paul Ray Smith, who was killed in combat in Iraq, earlier this week. Below are the president's remarks at the White House ceremony for Smith, as released by the White House.Good afternoon and welcome to the White House. Today is a special occasion: We are here to pay tribute to a soldier whose service illustrates the highest ideals of leadership and love of our country. Sergeant First Class Paul Ray Smith, of Florida, gave his life for these ideals in a deadly battle outside...
  • Valor [SFC Paul Smith awarded Medal of Honor, includes citation]

    04/04/2005 2:47:55 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 8 replies · 429+ views
    TacJammer ^ | Apr 4, 2005 | Russell Emerson
    Sergeant First Class Paul Smith later today will be the first soldier to be awarded the Medal of Honor for courage above and beyond the call of duty in Iraq. Like too many recipients of the Medal of Honor, he paid for his bravery with his life, but in so doing saved the lives of dozens of his fellow soldiers. SFC Smith is the first serviceman to receive the Medal of Honor since Army snipers Shughart and Gordon were so honored for their actions in the 1993 Somalia mission (later immortalized in the book and film Black Hawk Down.)...
  • Son accepts medal for soldier's sacrifice

    04/04/2005 9:43:12 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 11 replies · 753+ views
    Tampa Bay Sun Times ^ | April 4, 2005 | ALEX LEARY
    President Bush will give 11-year-old David Smith his father's Medal of Honor today, the two-year anniversary of his death in Iraq. HOLIDAY - David Smith was chatting about his father, and the subject turned to cookies. When there was only one left, David said, his dad always took it. "Come on, that's not fair," David would protest. "Life," Paul Smith would playfully reply, "is not fair." So they would tussle, David vs. Dad. Over cookies. Over the good seat on the couch. That's just the way the Smith household worked, until April 4, 2003. Since that day, David gets to...
  • Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith - Medal of Honor

    04/04/2005 3:49:49 PM PDT · by edfrank_1998 · 5 replies · 725+ views
    This is the Army's website to honor SFC Smith. They haven't got the official citation posted as I type this, but it says that it will be posted on 4 April after the presentation. There are many links within this website and all are very good. I'd say a "must see" link is the "Video" link. There are a number of them.
  • Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously - At White House 4/4/05

    04/01/2005 5:18:44 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 24 replies · 2,087+ views
    US Army ^ | Official Citation (available on 4 April 2005) Army News | US Army
    Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously during a White House ceremony April 4, 2005. The official citation will be made available after the White House Presentation. Baghdad Airport, April 4, 2003. On April 4, 2003, the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, attacked to seize Objective Lions, the Baghdad International Airport. As part of the Brigade scheme of maneuver, Task Force 2-7 Infantry was tasked to establish a blocking position against a brigade-sized counterattack on the main entrance to the airfield. Task Force 2-7 had been fighting for three consecutive days...