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Sept. 11 in military history
Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 11, 2018 | Chris Carter

Posted on 09/11/2018 9:44:05 AM PDT by fugazi

Today’s post is in honor of the nearly 3,000 Americans that were killed by terrorists on this date in 2001 and the four Americans that also lost their lives 11 years later in Benghazi, Libya.

John D. Yamnicky Sr. graduated the U.S. Naval Academy in 1952, then flew attack planes during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The 71-year-old native of Waldorf, Md. had retired as a captain in 1979, and was on a business trip for a defense contractor when American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon, killing all 64 aboard.

Lt. Cmdr. Otis V. Tolbert Jr. was the son of a Naval aviator and played football for the Fresno State Bulldogs before receiving his commission in the Navy. Football had taken its toll on his knees so he couldn’t follow his father’s footsteps and become a pilot, so he earned his commission and joined Naval intelligence. On this date, the 38-year-old Lemoore, Calif. native was working in the Pentagon when the building was hit by Flight 77, killing 125 service members and civilians on the ground.

1776: After the British capture Long Island, Continental Congressional delegates Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge meet with British Adm. Lord Richard Howe for a peace conference at Staten Island. Hoping to bring a quick end to the conflict, King George granted Howe the authority to discuss peace terms, but not including the recognition of American independence. When Howe states that the loss of America would be like losing a brother, Franklin replies that “we will do our utmost endeavors to save your lordship that mortification.”

1814: New York is saved from a possible invasion by British forces when Commodore Thomas MacDonough’s squadron decisively defeats the British

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TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: 911anniversary; militaryhistory
While we were attacked on foreign soil on this day in 2012, it's an amazing testament to the men and women that serve our country in the Armed Forces, intelligence community, and law enforcement that terrorists haven't been able to hit us since. Remembering how it felt watching the Towers burning and then collapsing, I would have a hard time believing someone predicting that every terrorist attack would be thwarted for the next 17 years.

But here we are. Still safe, and we owe that to those that defend us. Thank you.

1 posted on 09/11/2018 9:44:05 AM PDT by fugazi
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To: ro_dreaming; FreedomPoster; mass55th; abb; AlaskaErik

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2 posted on 09/11/2018 9:45:12 AM PDT by fugazi
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To: fugazi

September 11, 2001: Islam’s War Against Civilization re-ignites in earnest,

3 posted on 09/11/2018 9:47:19 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: fugazi

September 11, 1683
Vienna was under siege from the muslim army that threatened to take Europe and wipe out western civilization and Christianity.
Polish King Jan Sobieski and his Winged Hussars, although outnumbered, swept in an defeated the muslims and saved Europe.

The date of that defeat was why the terrorists chose it to attack US

4 posted on 09/11/2018 9:59:17 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

Talk about holding onto a grudge!

5 posted on 09/11/2018 10:06:55 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: fugazi

1777. Washington's army attempts and fails to stop the Brit invasion of Pennsylvania at the Battle of Brandywine leading to the occupation of Philadelphia.

6 posted on 09/11/2018 10:12:54 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Well the Sunnis and the Shiites have been fighting and killing each other since 632 AD.

7 posted on 09/11/2018 10:47:22 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Just because Americans tend to be ignorant of history does not mean our adversaries are.

8 posted on 09/11/2018 10:55:11 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: fugazi

Thank you!!

9 posted on 09/11/2018 11:35:43 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

Always a pleasure. I think next year’s post will include the victory at the Gates of Vienna since it is so relevant. We would possibly be looking at an entirely different world if Sobieski and his troops didn’t break the siege.

10 posted on 09/11/2018 1:43:42 PM PDT by fugazi
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