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  • Lost for 73 years, John Saini, Marine killed in World War II, coming home to Healdsburg

    05/28/2016 10:01:11 PM PDT · by rey · 23 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 28 May 2016 | CHRIS SMITH
    At last, Marine private and son of Healdsburg John Saini is coming home. Born to an Alexander Valley grape-growing family in 1923, Saini (sigh-EE-knee) was 20 when he died early on in World War II’s deadly, three-day Battle of Tarawa. He was buried on the Pacific atoll along with more than 1,000 other Marines and sailors and more than 5,000 Japanese and Korean soldiers. Informed of his death, his shattered immigrant parents in Healdsburg, Mike and Mary Saini, awaited word of where he was interred and how they might return his earthly remains to Sonoma County for proper, Catholic burial....
  • MIA Veteran's Body Returns Home After 66 Years

    04/07/2016 9:41:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies ^ | April 7, 2016 | wowk
    FOLLANSBEE, W.Va. - It has been 66 years since Roy Henderson has been on American soil. We live in an unrecognizable United States to the one the private first class left, but he has never been forgotten. And he has finally been welcomed home to the Ohio Valley after going being killing in action, declared MIA in July of 1950. "It's closure for the family, and not only for the family, but for the veterans who fight on a daily basis," said casualty assistance officer SFC Bradley Maston. "We want to see our brothers and sisters come back home and...
  • Remains of Americans killed in Afghanistan attack returning to the US

    12/23/2015 11:55:40 AM PST · by NCDragon · 33 replies ^ | December 23rd, 2015 |
    The remains of the six Americans killed by a Taliban attacker in Afghanistan Monday were due to arrive back in the U.S. on Wednesday after an emotional ceremony at Bagram Air Field. Some U.S. servicemembers kneeled in front of the victims' photos, guns and helmets. Others saluted. Service members from several units at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, pay their respects during a fallen comrade ceremony held in honor of six Airmen Dec. 23, 2015. The six Airmen lost their lives in an improvised explosive attack near Bagram Dec. 21, 2015. (DVIDS) The six soldiers, one woman and five men, died...
  • Civil War-era soldier buried at San Diego national cemetery

    07/10/2015 8:32:18 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    Ap via Yahoo News ^ | 7/9/15 | JULIE WATSON
    A Civil War-era Medal of Honor recipient forgotten in an unmarked grave for nearly a century finally got a funeral Thursday when he was given full military honors and reburied at a national cemetery. The Army gave Sgt. Charles Schroeter a rifle salute and a bugler played taps on the cloudy morning at Miramar National Cemetery. Scores of veterans from past wars ranging from Vietnam to Afghanistan attended the ceremony. Some dressed in uniforms and dresses from the Civil War era. Among the crowd were two Medal of Honor recipients. Schroeter was found thanks to efforts to locate all those...
  • 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.
  • Flight turns unforgettable when passengers learn of fallen soldier

    10/31/2013 4:26:18 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 40 replies
    YAHOO ^ | 10/31/13 | John E. DiScala
    Delta Flight 2255 from Atlanta to Los Angeles seemed to be an ordinary flight with the exception of Candy, who was the most loving flight attendant I’ve ever encountered. Besides using her Southern charm to quickly defuse every situation, she began her welcome announcement by thanking the handful of uniformed soldiers on-board for serving our country. Her poignant message was followed by applause, and it put into perspective that none of us would be able to do what we do without these brave men and women.
  • 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...
  • Tens of Thousands Waving Flags Turn Out in Cold for St. Louis Tribute to Iraq War Vets

    01/29/2012 5:15:33 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
    Tens of Thousands Waving Flags Turn Out in Cold for St. Louis Tribute to Iraq War Vets St. Louis parade on Iraq War's end draws thousands By JIM SALTER, Associated Press January 29, 2012 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Looking around at the tens of thousands of people waving American flags and cheering, Army Maj. Rich Radford was moved that so many braved a cold January wind Saturday in St. Louis to honor people like him: Iraq War veterans. The parade, borne out of a simple conversation between two St. Louis friends a month ago, was the nation's first big welcome-home...
  • US soldier returns from Iraq to surprise daughter as she gets 'sergeant' right at spelling bee

    10/13/2011 5:52:32 AM PDT · by NakedRampage · 6 replies ^ | 10/13/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Skylar Johnson had not seen her father since last Christmas when she stepped on stage for her school's spelling bee on Friday. So when the moderator asked the nine-year-old how to spell 'sergeant', she was overcome with emotion when he appeared from behind the curtain. Staff Sergeant Therron Johnson and his little girl embraced for the first time in almost a year at Boca Raton Elementary in Florida An Avionics Line Supervisor with Charlie Company of the 1,111th Florida National Guard, Sergeant Johnson has been serving in Iraq for the past ten months.
  • Former president and first lady welcome soldiers home at DFW Airport

    08/12/2010 6:12:20 AM PDT · by Freeport · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | Aug. 11, 2010 | N/A
    his was a different kind of shock and awe. As 145 soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan walked through the double doors in Terminal D at DFW Airport on Wednesday for two weeks of R&R, they were greeted not only by their families, but by some special guests. Former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush joined 33 kids participating in the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee's SLANT 45 project to give service members perhaps the most memorable moment since the Welcome Home Heroes initiative started in November 2004. "Today was one of the best, if not the best...
  • Sailor put to rest 60 years later

    06/30/2010 2:33:26 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 8 replies
    COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) - It's been six decades but a sailor from Columbus killed in the Korean War will finally rest in peace. Robert Langwell was the second cousin Brenda Showalter never knew; missing for 60 years. Then last year her phone rang. "I was just sure it was a scam," remembers Showalter. "Someone was wanting money. This can't be..." But it was true. The remains of Navy Ensign Robert Langwell had been found in South Korea.
  • Mich. sailor who died in Pearl Harbor laid to rest

    06/13/2010 11:43:20 AM PDT · by americanophile · 7 replies · 638+ views
    AP Via Chicago Tribune ^ | June 13, 2010 | AP
    HANCOCK, Mich. — A Michigan sailor whose remains were identified nearly 70 years after he died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has been laid to rest in his home state. More than 130 friends and relatives of U.S. Navy Fireman Third Class Gerald G. Lehman filled a Hancock church Saturday for the funeral. Lehman was later buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton. Lehman's nephew, John Herres, called his uncle's return home for burial "a joyous day." Herres was six years old when his uncle died at age 18 when Japanese planes sank the USS Oklahoma on Dec....
  • Video: Troops Returning Home to Surprised Loved Ones

    05/20/2010 8:16:51 PM PDT · by FormerACLUmember · 84 replies · 2,619+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/20/10 | EyeBlast TV Staff
    If this does not bring a tear to your eye, head to the cardiologist because you are missing a heart.
  • Six Names Added to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    05/04/2010 6:19:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies · 632+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 4, 2010 – This week, the names of six American servicemembers will join the list of other departed or missing troops featured on the intersecting black-granite walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Expert stoneworker James Lee cleans the work after engraving the name of U.S. Army Lt. Col. Taylor to Panel 7W, Line 81 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 4, 2010. Taylor's name is one of six added to the memorial. The new names represent veterans who survived serious injury in the war, but were determined by Defense Department officials to have died as...
  • EWTN - NO PRICE TOO HIGH - Pentecostal minister Alex Jones story

    03/03/2010 10:14:34 AM PST · by NYer · 256 replies · 1,958+ views
    EWTN ^ | March 3, 2010
    NO PRICE TOO HIGH  (1 hr) The profound conversion story of a Protestant minister who brought his congregation with him into the Catholic Church. The viewer will discover the sacrificial yet triumphant journey of a man of deep integrity and love for Christ.Wed 3/3/10 10:00 PM ET / 7 PM PT Sat 3/6/10 5:00 AM ET / 2 AM PT Pastor and Flock Convert to CatholicismJUDY ROBERTSWhen Pentecostal minister Alex Jones came into the Church this past Easter he was not alone. He brought much of his congregation in with him. When Pentecostal minister Alex Jones came into the Church...
  • Welcome Home - From Ford

    02/03/2010 10:43:41 AM PST · by TruthBeforeAll · 10 replies · 774+ views
    Unknown ^ | Ford
  • Thunderbird returns to Nellis for final farewell

    01/15/2010 3:28:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 795+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Russ Martin, USAF
    1/15/2010 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) -- A Thunderbird pilot killed in Southeast Asia and listed as missing in action for more than 40 years returned to the location of his last Air Force assignment Jan. 14 for a celebration of his life among a sea of family and peers. "Today, we welcome Maj. Russell C. Goodman home," said Brig. Gen. Russell J. Handy, the 57th Wing commander during a funeral service with full military honors at the Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron hangar at Nellis Air Force Base. "We welcome him home to the United States, welcome...
  • York County airman's remains recovered from Vietnam four decades after his plane was downed

    12/31/2009 4:58:27 PM PST · by csvset · 15 replies · 717+ views
    Daily Press ^ | December 27, 2009 | Jon Cawley
    YORK It took 41 years, but a York County airman missing in action since the Vietnam War has finally been laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery after his remains were positively identified earlier this year. Melvin Douglas Rash, of Grafton, was buried with full military honors Dec. 7 at the revered Washington-area cemetery. He had been missing since 1968, when his Air Force C-130 airplane was presumably shot down over Vietnam. After years of dead ends, the plane's wreckage was finally positively identified in 2002 in a jungle area near the Laotian border. It took six years before military...
  • Alabama man killed in Korean War finally coming back home [Daddy will be home for Christmas]

    12/23/2009 8:47:40 AM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 14 replies · 946+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | 12/23/09 | Tom Gordon
    After 59 years, Army Master Sgt. Silas W. Wilson is coming home tonight, and the fact he will be in a flag-draped casket does not diminish the feeling of anticipation and closure in the heart of a daughter who never knew him. "When I was a child, from the time I had any memory at all, I knew what had hap­pened," Marie Wilson Cleghorn said Tues­day night. "And for 59 years, I've prayed ev­ery day that my daddy would come home one way or another. "It's 22 years too late for my mother to be this happy, and it's eight...
  • Welcome Home to DirtyHarryY2K's Marine Son.

    12/03/2009 5:35:48 PM PST · by MestaMachine · 71 replies · 2,295+ views
    MestaMachine | 12/03,/2009 | MestaMachine
    Listen up y'all. I just heard from dirtyharryy2k and he is in California, as we speak, welcoming his Marine son HOME from Afghanistan. More pics on the bottom of his profile page at the link above.I am so happy for him and his family. Please help me welcome him home with open arms and grateful prayers.WELCOME HOME, MARINE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.
  • Drowned soldier laid to rest

    11/21/2009 5:08:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 1,216+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Brian Fraga , New Bedford Standard-Times
    In a final call home, Army Sgt. Benjamin Sherman told his sister to tell everyone he loved them, “because I don’t know if I’ll get that chance again.” Sadly, his fears proved true. Sherman was laid to rest yesterday in his hometown of Plymouth in a funeral Mass attended by hundreds. Sherman, 21, was eulogized as a selfless soldier who did what came naturally to him when he jumped into a river in Afghanistan to try to rescue a comrade in distress. “He jumped into that river because he loved deeply, he was pure of heart, and he exhibited the...
  • Lcpl Shawn P. Hefner, USMC - Bringing Home a Hero (Hanky alert)

    11/21/2009 9:22:52 AM PST · by whatisthetruth · 40 replies · 1,871+ views
    Lcpl Shawn P. Hefner, USMCDec 04, 1986 -Nov 13, 2009
  • Best welcome home EVER as excited pet dog greets soldier back from Afghanistan

    A Moving Video Showing An Excited Dog Welcoming A Soldier Home From Afghanistan Has Become A YouTube Hit. Six-year-old Gracie, a golden retriever, is seen jumping into the lap of her beloved master Lieutenant Andrew Schmidt, rolling over and wriggling in joy after he returned safely to his home in Springfield, Virginia, USA. The video was shot by his wife Jen, who opens the door of their house to let out a barking Gracie for the emotional homecoming.
  • Dog loses it when soldier returns from Afghanistan

    11/14/2009 4:47:50 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 18 replies · 2,094+ views ^ | 11/13/09 | unknown
    Gracie the Golden Retriver when her "daddy" comes home from war from Atlanta radio station WGST. video at link.
  • The Late Movies: Dogs Welcoming Home Soldiers (several videos) Happy Veterans Day

    11/11/2009 5:27:25 PM PST · by nuconvert · 19 replies · 1,106+ views
    I can’t begin to imagine how hard it would be to leave my family for months at a time, especially if my destination were Iraq or Afghanistan. And I don’t know how I could deal with my wife being deployed overseas. These reunion videos—for me, at least—shed a tiny beam of light on how emotionally draining being a military family can be. They’ll also make you want a dog. To commemorate Veterans Day, here are some overjoyed dogs greeting returning soldiers.
  • Videos: The Late Movies: Dogs Welcoming Home Soldiers

    11/11/2009 5:50:20 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 28 replies · 1,040+ views
    mental floss ^ | 11.11.09
    From Mental Floss:I can’t begin to imagine how hard it would be to leave my family for months at a time, especially if my destination were Iraq or Afghanistan. And I don’t know how I could deal with my wife being deployed overseas. These reunion videos—for me, at least—shed a tiny beam of light on how emotionally draining being a military family can be. They’ll also make you want a dog. To commemorate Veterans Day, here are some overjoyed dogs greeting returning soldiers....
  • Please welcome my son who just returned from Iraq and is now a Freeper(Vanity)

    11/07/2009 12:47:17 PM PST · by optiguy · 372 replies · 4,582+ views
    Self | Nov. 7, 2009 | Optiguy
    My son just recently returned from Iraq. His screen name is hollywoodusmc. He's looking at this post now so please welcome him. Thanks all.---optiguy
  • Surprise Homecoming (Tissue Alert!)

    11/04/2009 5:41:12 PM PST · by jwparkerjr · 20 replies · 1,247+ views ^ | 11/03/09 | John Davenport
    10-year-old girl is brought to tears by surprise homecoming of her father. She thinks he is in Iraq! This short, 40 sec., video comes with a big time tissue alert!!
  • Fallen Marine home: Body of Painesville Twp. man killed in Afghanistan arrives

    10/30/2009 2:57:08 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 35 replies · 2,057+ views
    Lake County News-Herald ^ | October 30, 2009 | Michael C. Butz
    As Baker's flag-draped casket was lowered from a small charter jet into the hands of six fellow Marines, his family and friends stood arm-in-arm, weeping on the tarmac at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Stillness and silence dominated the scene. The sound of passenger planes taking off and landing was drowned out by the weight of the scene unfolding at ground level. That silence was broken only when a police bagpiper began playing "When the Saints Go Marching In." Baker's casket then was loaded into a waiting hearse, and scores of policemen and firefighters — from no fewer than 25 area...
  • USS Reagan strike group returns to port

    10/22/2009 1:34:57 AM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies · 1,208+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | October 21, 2009
    CORONADO — The USS Ronald Reagan and three warships in its strike group returned to San Diego today following a five-month deployment that included air strikes in support of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and operations against pirates off Somalia. Thousands of family members lined the docks at Naval Air Station North Island to greet the arrival of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and at Naval Base San Diego to welcome home the crews of the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville and the guided-missile destroyers USS Gridley and USS Howard. There are more than 5,000 sailors and aviators on the four ships, which...
  • Sarah Palin welcomes home Strykers, including son (Video at Link)

    10/08/2009 3:59:46 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 27 replies · 2,564+ views
    KTUU ^ | Oct 08, 2009 | Channel 2 News
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- Former Gov. Sarah Palin attended Thursday afternoon's welcome home ceremony for the 1st Stryker Brigade from Fort Wainwright at the Carlson Center. The appearance is Palin's first in the United States since resigning her office in July. Palin's oldest son, Track, is a member of the brigade that recently returned from a yearlong deployment in Iraq. Current Gov. Sean Parnell, who took over for Palin, was among the officials scheduled to speak at the Thursday afternoon public event. A memorial unveiled Wednesday at Fort Wainwright bears the names of 12 soldiers who died during the deployment. Seven...
  • Our son is home safe!!!

    10/05/2009 2:13:25 PM PDT · by TheStickman · 38 replies · 1,204+ views
    Our Air Force son is home safe. Thanks be to God for keeping him safe while he was in Iraq and for returning him home to us! Thanks folks for all the prayers!!!
  • Gov. Palin's son Track is back from Iraq

    09/19/2009 4:01:52 PM PDT · by CRBDeuce · 70 replies · 4,205+ views
    Fox News TV ^ | 9/19/2009 | CRBDeuce
    Gov Palin skipped the Values Voter Summit since her son Track is back from Iraq this weekend....
  • Last missing Vietnam War victim buried at home

    09/07/2009 4:13:47 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies · 739+ views
    The Australian ^ | 8th September 2009 | Pia Akerman
    SHANE Herbert was 11 years old when his older brother Michael went missing on a night bombing mission in Vietnam. Yesterday, as a grown man, Shane wept as he spoke of his RAAF pilot brother whose life was cut short at 24, with his body lying in the jungle for the next 39 years. "We all lived in hope and believed no news was good news," Mr Herbert told more than 300 mourners gathered for his brother's state funeral. "My father and mother, who were younger than what I am now, I just don't know how you kept going," he...
  • Last Aussie Vietnam War soldiers coming home

    08/30/2009 12:39:35 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 610+ views ^ | 30th August 2009
    AUSTRALIA'S last two servicemen missing in action from the Vietnam War have begun their final journey home. The remains of Flying Officer Michael Herbert and Pilot Officer Robert Carver, both lost in 1970, have been placed aboard a RAAF Hercules transport aircraft for the trip from Hanoi, Vietnam, back to Australia. Family members and former comrades of the RAAF's 2 Squadron observed the solemn ceremony at Noi Bai Airfield as their caskets were carried aboard the aircraft. The family members and former servicemen will accompany them on the journey home. Parliamentary secretary Dr Mike Kelly said the aircraft would fly...
  • WELCOME HOME SSGT JIMMIE DOYLE: WWII Vet's remains come home 65 years later

    04/28/2009 4:49:55 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 6 replies · 1,529+ views
    The following is an account of the retunr of SSgt Jimmie Doyle's remians to the United States after 65 years. Feel free to spread it around.
  • Animal Company returns from Iraq

    08/24/2009 6:26:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 270+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Nicole A. LaVine, USMC
    MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — More than 160 Marines and sailors marched onto Victory Field Tuesday, where families sporting custom T-shirts and signs cheered and whistled at the prospect of their loved ones returning home from deployment. Animal Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, returned from their most recent deployment to Fallujah, Iraq, where the unit was responsible for supporting the Iraqi Security Forces, civil reconstruction and the draw-down of American forces in theater, said Maj. Jason Perry, the battalion’s executive officer, and a Flat Rock, N.C., native. Since Animal Co. was one of the...
  • Video: Friends Fix Classic 1966 Chevy Malibu for National Guard Medic Returning from Iraq

    08/18/2009 8:28:47 AM PDT · by wrrock · 4 replies · 741+ views
    Friends Fix Classic 1966 Chevy Malibu for National Guard Medic Returning from Iraq. Watch Video:
  • Scott Speicher's Final Homecoming

    08/14/2009 10:18:51 AM PDT · by JoanVarga · 26 replies · 1,511+ views
    Primordial Slack ^ | 8/13/2009 | Joan Varga
    Being a member of the largest graduating class in the history of the State of Florida means that Scott Speicher's remains were received by large number of my former classmates today. His memorial procession traced through my childhood streets and high school, past the familiar bastions of Naval Bases--familiar but never taken for granted-- and to a final home of rest in his native country. Although I may have had a passing acquaintance with Scott within the walls and classes of my school, I cannot claim a long-past connection with him in the close confines of a small west-side community...
  • Navy Pilot's Remains Return to Fla. 18 Years After Gulf War Death

    08/14/2009 6:11:46 AM PDT · by magslinger · 12 replies · 1,307+ views
    Fox ^ | Thursday, August 13, 2009 | Ass. Press
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The remains of Navy pilot Michael Scott Speicher returned to his Florida home on Thursday, 18 years after his FA-18 Hornet was shot down on the first night of the 1991 Gulf War. Speicher's remains arrived at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station around 3 p.m. About ten minutes later his coffin was rolled off the plane draped with the U.S. flag. It was to remain at the All Saints Chapel on the base overnight.
  • Long-lost pilot remains returned to Florida

    08/13/2009 12:50:39 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies · 616+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 8/13/09
    The remains of Navy pilot Michael Scott Speicher have returned to his Florida home, 18 years after his FA-18 Hornet was shot down on the first night of the Gulf War in 1991.
  • "Speicher's Remains Arrive Home"

    08/13/2009 12:28:42 PM PDT · by walsh · 9 replies · 858+ views
    Channel 4 news -Jacksonville ^ | August 13, 2009 | Walsh
    Navy personnel and some civilians line the runway of NAS Jacksonville as the remains of Navy pilot Michael Scott Speicher returned to his northeast Florida home more than 18 years after he was shot down over Iraq.
  • Air Force family's 'Extreme' home revealed

    08/10/2009 4:37:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 1,011+ views
    8/10/2009 - BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AFNS) -- Amid a hearty "welcome home" shout-out from Airmen and volunteers, an employee from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, fought back tears as he and his family saw their new, custom-built home for the first time Aug. 6 here. James Terpenning, a civilian computer specialist, received the house after being selected by producers of the popular ABC-TV series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which is an Emmy award winning reality television series that provides home renovations for deserving families. Mr. Terpenning, who is confined to a wheelchair, said the experience was a dream come true. "We...
  • Sergeant Charles “Leo” Wilson: MIA Returns home after 59 years [escorted by Patriot Guard Riders]

    08/05/2009 7:49:03 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 7 replies · 829+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | August 5, 2009 | Elizabeth Young
    Sergeant Charles “Leo” Wilson returns home to Ava, Missouri tonight. He has been escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders. (Thank you!) Ken just heard about this on the way home from work today. Ava is our home town. Upon checking the Funeral Home web page, we discovered that his niece was in our graduating class and Ken worked with his nephew. The funeral will be Saturday and God willing, we will be there. Thanks, once again, to all our veterans and their families. We don't have words to adequately tell how we appreciate your sacrifice. Link below gives more information...
  • Our Fallen Comrades Return Home (Cpl Christian Bobbitt & Spr Matthieu Allard, 5e Régiment du génie)

    08/03/2009 7:32:54 PM PDT · by Clive · 3 replies · 642+ views
    DND/Canadian Forces ^ | 2009-08-03 | (Media Advisory
    Media AdvisoryOur Fallen Comrades Return HomeLFCA MA 09-20 - August 3, 2009OTTAWA – Our fallen comrades, Sapper Matthieu Allard and Corporal Christian Bobbitt, will return to Canada on Tuesday, August 4, 2009. Both men were from the 5e Régiment du génie, a combat engineer Regiment based in Valcartier, Quebec, and were serving with the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group in Afghanistan. Where: 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario. When: Tuesday, Aug 4, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. What: At the wishes of the families, media will be permitted on the tarmac. Present to pay their respects will be...
  • Last (Australian) Vietnam MIAs identified

    07/30/2009 4:02:58 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies · 288+ views
    The Australian ^ | 31st July 2009 | Pia Akerman and Gavin Lower
    MIKE Herbert was a nice guy who never minded doing a favour for a mate. On November 3, 1970, the 24-year-old pilot agreed to take his friend Dave's rostered flying shift in the RAAF Canberra bomber plane with the callsign Magpie 91. The reason? Dave had met a girl, an entertainer flown over to entertain the troops in Vietnam. Herbert and navigator Robert Carver instead took Magpie 91 up over Quang Nam province, a rugged and remote jungle region near the Laotian border. Poor weather was reported over the target, a Viet Cong bunker complex, when the bomber took off...
  • Final Vietnam airmen's remains found (last Aussie MIAs)

    07/30/2009 1:33:45 AM PDT · by Dundee · 5 replies · 500+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 30, 2009
    THE remains of the last two Australian servicemen missing from the Vietnam War have been found in the wreckage of their crashed bomber. An RAAF search team, which has been excavating the crash site near the Vietnam border with Laos, found human remains which have been identified as pilot Flying Officer Michael Herbert, 24, from Glenelg, South Australia, and navigator Pilot Officer Robert Carver, 24, from Toowoomba, Queensland. Both died when their Canberra bomber crashed while returning from a mission on November 3, 1970. Defence Personnel Minister Greg Combet said the recovery team found human remains near the crash site....
  • A somber homecoming (PfC. Aaron Fairborn, KIA)

    07/15/2009 1:05:18 PM PDT · by llevrok · 8 replies · 625+ views
    The Daily World (Aberdeen WA) ^ | 7/15/09 | JACOB JONES
    From left, Sgt. First Class Tom Pearson, Beau Beck, Shelley and David Masters and Sascha Davidson watch as the casket of Pfc. Aaron Fairbairn is lowered to the tarmac at Bowerman Field on Tuesday under the watchful eye of an Honor Guard, at right. Fairbairn was killed in Afghanistan on July 4. Six solemn-faced men in green U.S. Army dress uniforms turned their eyes to the sky Tuesday afternoon as the low whine of jet engines burned through the silence above Bowerman Field. They stood just off the runway. A warm wind tumbled the colors on dozens of nearby...
  • A hero comes home

    07/15/2009 8:47:08 AM PDT · by Dubya · 12 replies · 1,030+ views
    Sometime Wednesday, probably mid-afternoon, an aircraft carrying the body of U.S. Army Pfc. Nick Gideon will arrive at Camp Pendleton. Gideon, from Murrieta, was killed in action on July 6 while serving in Afghanistan.
  • Thousands honour repatriated men (UK KIA)

    07/14/2009 3:47:19 PM PDT · by Stolly · 8 replies · 388+ views
    BBC ^ | BBC
    Thousands of people lined the streets of Wootton Bassett as the bodies of eight British soldiers killed in Afghanistan were driven through. The bodies of the soldiers, who were killed in a single 24-hour period, passed through the town in Wiltshire, which is near RAF Lyneham. On Monday troops in Helmand province held their own memorial to the men. ........ At the sound of the church bell, the street fell silent. The pavements were packed six deep around me; now, as the shops emptied, every available space was occupied. Schoolchildren in uniform, the standard bearers of the local British Legion,...