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  • Remains of Illinois soldier, missing since 1969, coming home

    01/17/2016 11:04:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 9, 2016 | Len Wells
    Remains of Illinois soldier, missing since 1969, coming home By Len Wells Evansville Courier & Press, Ind. (Tribune News Service) Published: January 9, 2016 ALBION, Ill. The remains of an airman listed as "missing in action" during the Vietnam War have been recovered. Officials with the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed the remains of Pfc. Kenneth Leroy Cunningham of Ellery, Illinois. He had been missing since Oct. 3, 1969. He was 21 at the time. Cunningham's remains will be flown back to the United States later this month, arriving at the airport in Louisville, Kentucky on Jan 19. His remains...
  • F-22 Raptor Carried US Flag on Maiden Combat Mission Into Syria

    09/25/2014 7:50:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/25/14 | KELLY KLEBER
    One of the F-22 Raptor fighter jets that went on the fleet’s first ever combat mission in Syria carried an American flag into battle, according to a mid-air photograph snapped of the plane just after the mission. The photo was taken from an Air Force refueling plane as the next generation F-22 filled its tanks after its mission to strike a single Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) target in Syria – a mission the Air Force said was a “success.” A folded American flag can be seen in the cockpit, in front of the pilot, as reported by...
  • Marine Corps Times: Emails show intent behind Corps moving newspaper

    02/27/2014 3:23:19 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | February 26, 2014 | Stars and Stripes
    Marine Corps officials who tried to ban the Marine Corps Times from base newsstands or move it to less visible areas in stores did so because of the paper’s reporting on the commandant, emails obtained by that paper suggest.
  • Flags from Apollo moon landing still standing, photos reveal

    07/30/2012 7:11:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2012 | Clara Moskowitz
    (LRO slewed 19° down-Sun allowing the illuminated side of the still standing American flag to be captured at the Apollo 17 site.) An enduring question ever since the manned moon landings of the 1960s has been: Are the flags planted by the astronauts still standing? Now, lunar scientists say the verdict is in from the latest photos of the moon taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC): Most do, in fact, still stand. "From the LROC images it is now certain that the American flags are still standing and casting shadows at all of the sites, except Apollo 11,"...
  • Five hidden messages in the American flag

    11/14/2011 2:33:28 PM PST · by decimon · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | November 13, 2011 | Megan Lane
    Until 1912, there was no set design for the Stars and Stripes. And so, hidden in older versions of the flag, its makers laid hints of the country's history and quest for identity.Aptly - given its national anthem is about the flag - the Stars and Stripes is a key part of America's identity. It hangs in classrooms and in courtrooms, on state buildings and suburban porches. It has been the national flag since 1777. And the flag that inspired the anthem was enormous. Measuring 30 by 42 feet (9 x 12.8m), it was raised over Baltimore's Fort McHenry during...
  • John P. Sousa - The Stars and Stripes Forever

    07/04/2011 8:08:54 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 23 replies
    This is a rousing rendition with Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic. Happy 4th of July! Enjoy!
  • Flag Day Honors American Ideals, Sacrifices

    06/14/2010 8:30:01 AM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 339+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 14, 2010 – Military personnel at Dover Air Force Base, Del., performed their duties with solemn respect over the past several weeks as U.S. servicemembers killed in Afghanistan returned to U.S. soil. Members of the International Security Assistance Force and senior officials from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, pay their respects to nine U.S. soldiers killed in Nuristan province during a ramp ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. State Department photo by Daniel Wilkinson  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Military “carry teams” marched in slow, measured steps as they carried their fallen comrades from the aircraft...
  • Texan who cleaned burned flag remnants dies

    09/17/2009 8:18:39 AM PDT · by Borges · 18 replies · 1,410+ views
    FORT WORTH, Texas — An Army veteran decorated for his famous cleaning up of a U.S. flag that was burned in protest during the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas has died. Dan Walker, who was captured by TV cameras carefully gathering the flag remnants so they could be buried properly, died Wednesday from prostate cancer at his Fort Worth home.
  • AP Editor to Become 'Stars And Stripes' New Editorial Director

    11/08/2007 12:28:34 PM PST · by mdittmar · 6 replies · 213+ views
    EDITOR & PUBLISHER ^ | November 08, 2007 | EDITOR & PUBLISHER
    Terry Leonard has been named the new top editor at Stars and Stripes. Acting publisher Max Lederer announced Wednesday that Leonard had been selected as editorial director. Leonard, who is currently the Southern Africa bureau chief for The Associated Press, replaces Dave Mazzarella, who retired as Stripes editor earlier this year and began his second stint as the newspaper’s ombudsman. During his more than 30 years as a journalist, Leonard has covered the Gulf War and Somalia, Lederer said in a Wednesday e-mail to the Stripes staff. "Terry brings to [Stars and Stripes] a seasoned journalist who has walked in...
  • A must read: 'The Flags of Sept.11'

    09/14/2006 6:56:31 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 20 replies · 1,037+ views
    The American Legion magazine ^ | 9/11/2006 | Debra Burlingame
    If you only read one thing today, read The Flags of Sept. 11 by Debra Burlingame in The American Legion magazine.
  • Bush Frees Up Flag Displays

    07/24/2006 3:15:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 85 replies · 1,521+ views
    AP ^ | 7/24/6
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Monday signed a bill that would bar condominium and homeowner associations from restricting how the American flag can be displayed. Sponsored by Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., the resolution would prohibit those groups from preventing residents from displaying an American flag on their own property. It was passed unanimously by both the House and the Senate.
  • Raising the flag on First Amendment rights

    07/11/2006 10:08:44 AM PDT · by Monkey King · 14 replies · 479+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/11/06 | Brooks Boliek
    WASHINGTON -- I burned an American flag once. I could lie and say I was exercising my First Amendment rights, that I was protesting the first flag-burning statute Congress approved in 1989, but that would attribute more noble motives to my immolation of Old Glory than I actually had. Really, I just wanted to know how it felt to burn it. It felt really, really weird. Southerners have a flag fetish. We've been wrapped up in them for some time. Fine motives are generally attributed to the flags in our fights over them. As the Senate debated the flag-burning amendment...
  • Symbol, service have connection

    06/14/2006 6:47:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 304+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Soldiers are guardians of two special flags — the American and the Army banners. More than two centuries ago today, the Continental Congress adopted two resolutions on June 14, one in 1775 and the other two years later. The first established an Army. The second gave them a flag to fight under. For Spc. Richard Edminson, a member of the fort’s honor guard, the Army flag represents the need for a service to ensure democracy is protected. “It represents our freedom,” the soldier said. From the top of the flag, campaign streamers honoring battles from the Revolutionary...
  • 'Furl that flag', for 'tis leery (Wes Pruden)

    04/07/2006 10:19:31 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 11 replies · 525+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-7-06 | Wesley Pruden
    'Furl that flag,' for 'tis leery By Wesley Pruden THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published April 7, 2006     The ancient Chinese sage who advised generals yearning to enhance their splendor to "put out more flags" ought to be recognized as the patron saint of every rebel with a cause. Sometimes the rest of us can't hear the music for the sound of marching feet, but we can see the flags.     The backlash against Mexican flags in the street theater about illegal immigration has set off a run on the Stars and Stripes. Every demonstrator needs one, whether he really wants it or...
  • President well within his rights

    01/25/2006 2:42:51 PM PST · by AzNASCARfan · 4 replies · 381+ views
    Stars and Stripes European and Mideast editions ^ | January 25, 2006 | Maj. Scott DeLorenzi
    The authors of the letters “Still must adhere to law” (Jan. 13) and “Can’t scare away Constitution” (Jan. 14) fail to understand some basic concepts. First, the president, when he conducted electronic surveillance on transmissions between people overseas and someone in United States, was exercising his legal authority as a military commander, and not as a law enforcement officer. The president has a large array of powers under the Constitution during wartime, and the intent of the surveillance was not to build a case for criminal prosecution, but to prevent attacks against the United States. It’s unfortunate that many people...
  • War based on a lie (Letter to Editor Stars and Stripes)

    11/30/2005 5:05:48 AM PST · by FarmerW · 77 replies · 2,011+ views
    Stars and Stripes European and Mideast Editions ^ | 11-28-2005 | Capt. Jeff Pirozzi
    Weapons of mass destruction? I’m still looking for them, and if you find any give me a call so we can justify our presence in Iraq. We started the war based on a lie, and we’ll finish it based on a lie. I say this because I am currently serving with a logistics headquarters in the Anbar province, between the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi. I am not fooled by the constant fabrication of “democracy” and “freedom” touted by our leadership at home and overseas print article | e-mail to a friend Letters to the Editor for Monday, November 28,...
  • EDDIE'S PHONY 'WAR'- Facts Lacking In Armed Forces Radio 'Victory'

    11/09/2005 11:15:25 PM PST · by chuckpez · 1 replies · 359+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | November 10th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Repeating unsubstantiated conspiracy theories often enough may win over some outside their tiny circle, liberal talk radio proponents are learning. Ed Schultz thought he had a deal to broadcast to U.S. soldiers, but the Pentagon now says otherwise.For more than two days, fans of Fargo-based lib talker Ed Schultz have celebrated their would-be "victory" over the military-industrial complex that supposedly conspired to keep his program off of Armed Forces Radio. From our 18 October report: Possibly in response to a Democrat-led push for greater ideological programming "balance" on global military broadcasts, the Ed Schultz show was, in theory at least,...
  • REVOKE LICENSES? Radicals Seek To Wipe Out SF Stations, Texas Fizzy, More

    10/29/2005 7:46:10 PM PDT · by chuckpez · 6 replies · 475+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | October 29th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Need more proof appeasement doesn't work? As Clear Channel's learning the hard way, placing low-rated Air America programming on several dozen AM stations nationwide, has failed to placate left-wing activists. They've long accused the company of being the "Wal-Mart" of radio, with a right-wing programming bent, to boot. Until the company removes conservative programming from KNEW-AM, the Bay Area's Youth Media Council says it won't ease up. According to, FCC broadcast license challenges are being filed against all of their area stations, except KQKE-AM, the Air America outlet. That includes several FM stations playing only music.
  • Mike Rosen: Fireproofing the flag

    07/08/2005 4:20:20 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 17 replies · 683+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | July 8th, 2005 | Mike Rosen
    Rosen: Fireproofing the flag July 8, 2005 Linda Grist Cunningham is the executive editor of the Rockford (Illinois) Register Star, a Gannett newspaper owned by the publishers of USA Today. She's angry with members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Republicans and Democrats, who voted in favor of House Resolution 10, which reads as follows: "The Congress shall have power to prohibit physical desecration of the flag of the United States." Cunningham pledged that, "If the U.S. Senate follows its silly siblings in the House of Representatives and votes for a ban on burning the American flag, I'm going to...
  • Stars and Stripes,Old Glory and how do You treat it? (U.S. Flag Code (4 US Code 1))

    07/04/2005 3:28:20 AM PDT · by ChefKeith · 23 replies · 1,899+ views
    U.S. Flag Code (4 US Code 1) ^ | 07/04/2005 | self/Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
    Displaying the Flag Previous to Flag Day, June 14, 1923 there were no federal or state regulations governing display of the United States Flag. It was on this date that the National Flag Code was adopted by the National Flag Conference which was attended by representatives of the Army and Navy which had evolved their own procedures, and some 66 other national groups. This purpose of providing guidance based on the Army and Navy procedures relating to display and associated questions about the U.S. Flag was adopted by all organizations in attendance. A few minor changes were made a...