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  • Marine, Actor R. Lee Ermey Finally Buried in Arlington National Cemetery

    01/19/2019 2:14:39 PM PST · by Saint X · 39 replies
    USNI News ^ | January 18, 2019 | USNI News
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. – R. Lee Ermey, the actor and former U.S. Marine drill instructor who achieved iconic status after appearing in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.
  • A Federalist Remembrance Of Bre Payton, Our Colleague And Friend

    12/29/2018 12:20:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 29, 2018 | Ben Domenech
    I hired Bre Payton right out of college. She was green. She was unknown. She had never done TV. But she had worked through her last year of college, and I respected that. I interviewed a half-dozen people for the position. We met in the coffee shop I liked that had no seats, so we were by ourselves in crappy plastic chairs in the back. From the moment we started talking I realized she was a potential star. She was raw, yes, but that could be honed. She was eager to learn, to write, and to go places—not because of...
  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, undergoes lung procedure to remove cancerous growth

    12/21/2018 9:29:48 AM PST · by conservative98 · 153 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 21, 2018 | Tucker Higgins
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, underwent a lung procedure on Friday, the Supreme Court said in a release. She is "resting comfortably" at the hospital.
  • Nigerian Prince Commits Suicide After Being Rejected While Trying to Give Away His Fortune

    12/01/2018 3:41:03 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 126 replies
    Original content | 12/1/2018 | By Laz A. Mataz
    (AP) Nairobi, Nigeria -- Prince Alab Swalahari was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his palace in Nairobi on Tuesday. A note next to his body stated that he was despondent that no one would accept his attempt to give away his vast riches. His brother explained, "Alab had converted to Christianity quite some time ago. All he was trying to do was live a Christ-like life! Christ commands us to give our money to the poor. He tried for over 15 years, sending people emails to give away his money, but all he got back was mockery...
  • Top Navy admiral was found dead in 'apparent suicide'

    12/01/2018 5:49:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 1, 2018 | Aris Folley
    © US Navy Vice Admiral Scott Stearney, the Navy’s top officer overseeing forces in the Middle East, died Saturday in what defense officials now call an “apparent suicide," CBS News reports . Stearney, who was the commander of the military branch’s Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, was found dead in his residence, the Navy confirmed earlier on Saturday. Paul Schlise, the deputy commander of Fifth Fleet, will assume command in his place. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating Stearney's death in addition to the Bahraini Ministry of Interior. However, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said in a...
  • President George HW Bush 1924-2018

    11/30/2018 8:56:11 PM PST · by CaptainK · 421 replies
    11/30/2018 | FOX NEWS
    Breaking per FOX News
  • North Ogden (Utah) mayor killed while deployed in Afghanistan

    11/03/2018 5:49:17 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 32 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/3/2018 | Wendy Leonard
    Brent Taylor, North Ogden mayor and a major in Utah's Army National Guard, was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.
  • Beloved Freeper known as Mama Dearest has passed away

    10/22/2018 12:50:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 78 replies
    Received via FReepmail from ExSoldier | Oct 22, 2018 | by ExSoldier
    Beloved Freeper known as Mama Dearest has passed away. I (ExSoldier) was notified via private email by her son yesterday. Sharon was a deeply devout Christian and she resided in upper Idaho with her husband, Bob. I first met her here in FR many years ago and we sort of clicked as kindred souls. We kept in touch via snail mail, email and even phone calls with yet another freeper Appalachain Dweller. He actually came to my home years ago from his then home in Virginia and stayed over a week. We are still in close contact, he too is...
  • Virginia Medieval re-enactor fatally impales self with lance

    10/10/2018 9:35:43 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 50 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct 10, 2018
    A Medieval knight re-enactor has impaled himself with his lance during a performance and died. News outlets report 53-year-old Peter Barclay, of Virginia, was competing in an equestrian game in Williamstown, Kentucky, when he was wounded Saturday. Barclay's brother and the president of event holder Society for Creative Anachronism, John Fulton, says Barclay was trying to spear a paper plate on the ground. Fulton says in a Facebook post that the metal-tipped lance hit the ground and flipped, stabbing Barclay's chest. He says Barclay, who performed under the name "Master Terafan Greydragon," died while being flown to a hospital.
  • Family of construction worker killed in Tri-State Tollway crash devastated

    10/04/2018 2:06:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 15, 2018 | Alvia Mlalagon
    It seemed like Frank Caputo had worked in construction with his family since he could walk, and at 61 years old, he had no plans of retiring anytime soon, his family said. “He would die with concrete on his hands, and he did,” said Lorraine Richards Caputo, his estranged wife. “His blood ran concrete. He was proud of his job. He was a good worker, and he did a damn good job.” Caputo was working Friday night on the northbound lanes of the Tri-State Tollway near Rosemont where two lanes had been closed for a construction project. Just before 10:20...
  • John McCain Funeral Plans: Lying in State at Capitol Rotunda

    08/26/2018 11:24:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 25, 2018 | Emily Cochrane
    Senator John McCain, who died on Saturday at age 81, will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda and receive a full dress funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral. Mr. McCain, who served for two decades in the Navy after graduating from the Naval Academy and who represented Arizona in Congress for 35 years, will also lie in state at the Arizona Capitol before his burial in Annapolis, Md., a Republican official involved in the planning said.
  • Sheriff: Radio host Art Bell died of prescription overdose

    08/01/2018 6:34:01 PM PDT · by blueplum · 89 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 01 Aug 2018 | AP staff
    LAS VEGAS — Authorities in Nevada say Art Bell, a syndicated radio host best known for nightly shows in the 1990s about paranormal themes and conspiracy theories, died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly posted a brief Facebook announcement on Wednesday saying an autopsy determined the 72-year-old Bell died of "multiple drug intoxication from his own lawfully prescribed prescriptions." Coroner John Fudenberg in Las Vegas says Bell had the painkillers..
  • RIP Maj. Daniel J. Keating Jr., USMC, KIA 05/22/68

    Maj. Daniel J. Keating Jr., U.S.M.C. Commander, First Force Recon Company K.I.A. Thua Thien Province Republic of Vietnam May 22, 1968
  • Art in Idaho, now Art in Heaven

    05/09/2018 4:59:20 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 180 replies
    5/9/2018 | wife Shannon
    To all of those that Art loved to connect with and share his thoughts and stories. Art passed away March 30, following open heart surgery. This was totally unexpected and we are in such shock. I hope this will go through and let each of you know why you are not hearing from him. He loved to talk, argue, share and research on Free Republic and he got to know many of you. His wife Shannon
  • R. Lee Ermey Will Be Remembered for One Role: 'Full Metal Jacket' Golden Globe Nominee

    04/16/2018 12:34:41 PM PDT · by ethom · 76 replies
    Variety ^ | 4/16/18 | Owen Glieberman
    It’s hard to think of many actors who became as legendary as R. Lee Ermey did for just 40 minutes of screen time. From the moment he first strolled through the milky gray barracks of “Full Metal Jacket” as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, screaming into the faces of his recruits, popping off taunts like firecrackers, you knew in your bones — you just knew — that you could forget every movie drill sergeant you’d ever seen. This is what those guys were really like. Everything about Ermey seemed to be made of leather: his face, his neck, his vocal cords, his...
  • Radio host Art Bell passes away at 72

    04/14/2018 7:24:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    Fox ^ | April 14, 2018 | Brenda Yahm
    PAHRUMP, NV (FOX5) - Longtime Pahrump resident and radio host Arthur Bell died Friday at the age of 72, according to the Nye County Sheriff's Office.
  • St.Louie1 was called home on March 6, 2017

    04/12/2018 8:19:43 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 85 replies
    April 12, 2018 | JustAmy & MamaBear
    Graphic by MamaBear
  • Breaking: Zell Miller has died

    03/23/2018 7:58:24 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 132 replies
    BREAKING: Former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller has died.
  • David Graham (Shibumi) has passed away.

    03/19/2018 9:54:12 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 135 replies
    David Graham (Shibumi) has passed away. April 9, 1948 ~ March 15, 2018 Member of Free Republic since Oct 10, 2004 http://www.pruzinfuneralservice.com/sitemaker/sites//memsol.cgi?user_id=2083790 David J. Graham, age 69 of Portage Indiana, passed away on Thursday March 15, 2018. He is survived by wife Dorothy (nee Foerster) of 19 years after marrying at the Griffith Lutheran Church on September 12, 1999. David is also survived by sons Michael “Mick” and Alec Graham. David was a graduate of Andrean High School, Class of 1967 and received his bachelor's degree in English Literature from Notre Dame University. David served his country in the U.S....
  • Last photographs of Stephen Hawking emerge showing him enjoying a night out in Mayfair ...

    03/14/2018 6:40:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 67 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Mar 14, 2018 | Martin Robinson, Uk Chief Reporter and Anthony Joseph and Jessa Schroeder For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Last photographs of Stephen Hawking emerge showing him enjoying a night out in Mayfair as his children pay tribute to the professor's 'brilliance and humour' after he dies peacefully aged 76 Professor Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76 - more than 50 years after he was given just two years to live. The world's most celebrated scientist passed away peacefully at his home in Cambridge this morning after a long battle with motor neurone disease, his family has revealed. Today the last pictures of Professor Hawking emerged and showed him out enjoying dinner in Mayfair...