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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...
  • On The Value Of Symbols

    06/19/2005 11:32:45 AM PDT · by GunnyBob · 6 replies · 410+ views
    I am abnormal and wish to explain. I am abnormal, according to leftist extremist Reggie Rivers, who writes a column in the Denver Post, because I believe in defending (and have defended with my life, as have millions more true Americans) the flag which represents the principles for which so many Americans have died. Frankly, I am proud to be so abnormal. In his latest anti-American tirade in the way-to-the-left Post, "Radical Reggie" continues his never-ending attacks on America by stating that "the flag is not without its problems." People like Osama bin Laden love it when Americans attack their...
  • Vote on flag desecration may be 'cliffhanger'

    06/14/2005 10:19:33 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 22 replies · 719+ views
    USA Today | June 14, 2005 | Andrea Stone
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  • Reflections on Old Glory

    06/14/2005 3:25:23 AM PDT · by SolitarySaint · 15 replies · 563+ views
    Yankee Sailor ^ | 6/14/05 | Yankee Sailor
    The Stars and Stripes began its history as the symbol of thirteen colonies who picked a fight over principles that endure today, to paraphrase the Declaration of Independence, that all men are created equal, and are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights like Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Some years later, Francis Scott Key immortalized what he called the “star spangled banner” as a symbol of perseverance and bravery. It didn’t take long for another nation to acknowledge the Stars and Stripes as the symbol of a free and independent nation. In February 1778, John Paul...
  • Reflections on Old Glory

    06/10/2005 9:40:43 AM PDT · by SolitarySaint · 184+ views
    The Yankee Sailor ^ | 6/10/05 | Yankee Sailor
    Old Glory continues today to be the source of both inspiration and discord. Most see it as a symbol of home. Many see it as an icon of freedom and opportunity written in red, white and blue. A few look at the flag and only see the mistakes America has made in the pursuit of her ideals; and sadly, a growing number will remember the flag as the last blanket that comforted a lost son, father, sister or comrade-in-arms, or as a token from a grateful nation for performing the heavy lifting of democracy.
  • Flag Ettiquette - Memorial Day Reminders on Proper Flag Treatment

    05/28/2005 8:09:33 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 3 replies · 3,407+ views
    please allow a few seconds for the graphic flag displays to fully load belowMS-Word Document Is Available For DownloadingTHE FLAG CODETitle 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10As amended by P.L. 322, 103rd CongressApproved September 13, 1994|§ 170. National Anthem; Star-Spangled BannerThe composition consisting of the words and music known as The Star-Spangled Banner is designated the national anthem of the United States of America.§ 171. Conduct during playingDuring rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in  uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Men not in  uniform...
  • When DUmmies Attack (AFN Soldier Under E-Mail Assault from DU)

    03/31/2005 8:09:51 PM PST · by txradioguy · 244 replies · 5,375+ views
    Vanity ^ | 01 April 2005 | TxRadioguy
    It started out when I saw this "Letter To The Editor" in the March 22nd Stars and Stripes: AFN needs diverse opinions Rush Limbaugh is not of interest to all. Equal time needs to go to more moderate interests, and, failing that, to progressive ones. I hereby launch a campaign to hear Air America once, at prime time, for every time Rush is on the air. Please let your local American Forces Network radio station know that you need to hear more than a paid announcement from the party line. Any other point of view is absolutely necessary. Rush’s sources...

    01/01/2005 4:08:16 PM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 5 replies · 431+ views
    The Action Ukraine Report, Kyiv, Ukraine | 1/1/2005 | Volodymyr Hrytsutenko
    Since times immemorial the hoax of some external threat has been a favorite trick with dictators. Not the least intellectually-challenged among them, Viktor Yanukovych was quick to grab at it for his campaign purposes. Result: Cold War-like anti-American hysteria in Donbas so vividly demonstrated by the wannabe first lady when she described US-made felt boots and drug-injected oranges she saw on Kyiv's central square, Maidan. The Hate of things American came again during Yulia Tymoshenko's courageous visit to Donetsk - when docile television showed faces distorted with rage, mouths hurling insults at Lady Yu and accusations of US meddling. I...
  • New law raises red flag ??

    10/29/2004 4:32:27 AM PDT · by Sparky760 · 3 replies · 434+ views
    Newsday ^ | 10/29/2004 | MITCHELL FREEDMAN
    Businesses complain about town code that regulates size and number of American flags David Oudshoorn, who flies about a half-dozen American flags in front of the Shell station in Hampton Bays, may soon run into problems with the law. It could come in the form a new Southampton town code that limits businesses to displaying no more than two American flags, none larger than 60 square feet.
  • Wounded Vet Buys Full Page Of Army Times

    09/13/2004 12:29:34 PM PDT · by NonLinear · 25 replies · 2,069+ views
    Wounded Vet Buys Full Page Of Army Times This gentleman felt so strongly about this that he paid for a full page ad in the Sept 6th Edition of the Army Times. By Dexter Lehtinen, an Army paratrooper and Ranger, severely wounded in 1971 while a reconnaissance platoon leader in Vietnam. He later graduated first in his class from Stanford Law School and later served as a Florida State Senator and the United States Attorney in Miami. Here is his Full Page Advertisement: John Kerry & Vietnam THE WOUNDS THAT NEVER HEAL In 1971, I awakened after three days of...
  • Stars and Stripes Offers Free Electronic Newspaper

    04/30/2004 7:57:45 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 10 replies · 1,023+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | April 30, 2004 | Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample
      Stars and Stripes Offers Free Electronic Newspaper By Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample, USAAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, April 30, 2004 -- Service members who don't have access to the Stars and Stripes newspaper but do have access to a computer can now go online to read or download an exact replica of the paper at no charge. Stars and Stripes officials said the electronic version of the newspaper is an effort to reach readers in remote areas. Stars and Stripes launched the free service just in time to salute service members during Military Appreciation Month, which is...
  • Is the flag 'backwards' on soldiers' sleeves?

    03/02/2004 4:27:32 AM PST · by Lokibob · 7 replies · 1,271+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 28, 2004 | Lisa Burgess, Stars and Stripes
          Is the flag 'backwards' on soldiers' sleeves? By Lisa Burgess, Stars and StripesEuropean edition, Saturday, February 28, 2004 ARLINGTON, Va. — Why do American soldiers wear the U.S. flag insignia "backwards" on the right shoulder of their utility uniforms, with the canton (the rectangle with the stars) on an observer's right?It's a question that soldiers hear frequently as they travel through civilian airports, or talk to members of other services. And it does look "wrong," because U.S. federal code calls for the canton to always be positioned to the left.The soldiers aren't wrong, however, and neither are...
  • US troops question presence in Iraq

    10/17/2003 10:53:32 AM PDT · by PatrioticCowboy · 66 replies · 311+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | 10-17-03 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    US troops question presence in Iraq Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington Friday October 17, 2003 The Guardian A sizeable portion of US forces serving in Iraq describe troop morale as low, and say they have no intention of re-enlisting, damaging the campaign by the US government to brighten up the image of the postwar occupation. The survey of 1,935 troops, published in a series of special reports on Iraq in the Stars and Stripes newspaper, also found that a significant number of troops were confused about the purpose of their presence, and had lost faith in their mission. Coinciding with the...
  • Reporter's Privilege OK'd in Tripp Case

    09/30/2003 10:19:45 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 9 replies · 248+ views
    AP via LV SUN ^ | September 30, 2003 | SAM HANANEL
    Reporter's Privilege OK'd in Tripp Case By SAM HANANELASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - A reporter for the military's Stars and Stripes newspaper does not have to reveal the government sources who leaked information about Linda Tripp's application for a new job with the Defense Department, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan said the writer, Sandra Jontz, can invoke the reporter's privilege to shield her from revealing confidential information in court, despite the fact that the newspaper is owned and controlled by the Defense Department. Tripp, whose secret tapes of conversations with Monica Lewinsky helped lead to...
  • Favorite variations on the US flag

    04/12/2003 12:10:12 AM PDT · by Fractional-American · 6 replies · 377+ views
    Myself ^ | 4/12/03 | Alexandra Zivojinovich
    Okay, all, which is your favorite version of the US flag? Aside from the Gadsden flag, mine are the current one and the 48-star one, which the Oi! band The Templars had behind them at their San Francisco gig. dog
  • A day in the life of President Bush (photos): 1/9/02

    01/09/2003 5:58:14 PM PST · by rintense · 304 replies · 352+ views,
    President Bush headed to Alexandria, Virginia today and spoke about his economic stimulus plan at National Capital Flag Company. Bush told the audience that his plan would benefit small businesses and reduce the tax burden on all workers. Enjoy your daily dose of Dubya!
  • Historian's long search for Civil War flag ends in glory

    06/14/2002 11:07:18 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 16 replies · 436+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Friday, June 14, 2002 | Marylynne Pitz
    <p>Like the soldiers from Allegheny College who carried it into battle, this Civil War flag was battered, bloodied and torn.</p> <p>But unlike so many soldiers, this 5-foot-wide, 10-foot-long banner, with 13 stripes and 34 stars, survived its tour of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Second Bull Run and Gettysburg.</p>
  • Happy Flag Day FReepers!

    06/13/2002 10:18:33 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 12 replies · 232+ views ^ | 6/14/02 | Pyro7480
    The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'. On June 14, 1889, George Balch, a...