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Funerals for MSG Harold F. Drews (Korea) and S1c Edward Wasielewski (World War II)

| February 13, 2020 | 6 Comments
Funerals for MSG Harold F. Drews (Korea) and S1c Edward Wasielewski (World War II)

Funerals will be held next week for the following previously missing individuals recently accounted for by DPAA. . . . Last December, DPAA announced that it had accounted for MSG Harold F. Drews, US Army. MSG Drews was lost in North Korea on 12 December 1950. MSG Drews will be buried next week – on […]

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Today’s Weird Science

| February 13, 2020 | 22 Comments
Today’s Weird Science

Titan as seen through Saturn’s Rings Yeah, I’m a part-time geek. Love the Science Channel’s How the Universe Works, CERN experiments and the like. Even have sort of a grasp on string theory and quantum mechanics, up to a point anyway. Albert E. was right as far as he went, but, never mind. Came across […]

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Funerals for Pfc Edward A. Nalazek (World War II) and Pfc Billy E. Johnson (Korea)

| February 6, 2020 | 9 Comments
Funerals for Pfc Edward A. Nalazek (World War II) and Pfc Billy E. Johnson (Korea)

Funerals will be held next week for the following previously missing individuals recently accounted for by DPAA. . . . Last November, DPAA announced that it had accounted for Pfc Edward A. Nalazek, USMC. Pfc Nalazek was lost on Tarawa on 21 November 1943. PFC Nalazek will be buried next week – on Monday, 10 […]

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Another Warrior Leaves Us

| February 5, 2020 | 8 Comments
Another Warrior Leaves Us

Another Codetalker has left us https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2020/02/01/navajo-code-talker-dies-at-96-less-than-a-handful-remain/ From the article:  One of the few remaining Navajo Code Talkers who used their native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died. Joe Vandever Sr. died of health complications Friday in Haystack, New Mexico, according to his family. He was 96. Tribal leaders called Vandever a “great warrior” and a […]

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Groundhog Day

| February 2, 2020 | 11 Comments
Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil doesn’t see his shadow, predicts an early spring As light snow fell early Sunday in western Pennsylvania, the Keystone State’s most famous groundhog revealed that warmer days are apparently ahead. At sunrise on Groundhog Day, members of Punxsutawney Phil’s top hat-wearing inner circle revealed the groundhog declared: “Spring will be early, […]

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Funeral for PFC Raymond H. Middlekauff (World War II)

| January 30, 2020 | 6 Comments
Funeral for PFC Raymond H. Middlekauff (World War II)

Last April, DPAA announced that it had accounted for PFC Raymond H. Middlekauff, US Army. PFC Middlekauff was lost in Germany on 4 December 1944. PFC Middlekauff will be buried next week – on Wednesday, 5 February – in Arlington National Cemetery. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location and time […]

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FIFTY-TWO: Hill Air Force Base executes the mother of all elephant walks with 52 F-35s

| January 7, 2020 | 52 Comments
FIFTY-TWO: Hill Air Force Base executes the mother of all elephant walks with 52 F-35s

‘Completely coincidental’: Air Force launches 52 fighter jets in training exercise GDContractor and Mason send us links about an Air Force display known as an “Elephant Walk” which in this case involved 52 F-35As*. Pretty impressive display, as intended. The 388th and 419th Fighter Wings that call Hill Air Force Base in Utah home have […]

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Don Larsen Passes

| January 6, 2020 | 9 Comments
Don Larsen Passes

  Former MLB player Don Larsen passed away last week, on New Year’s Day.  He was 90. His MLB career was reasonably long, though decidedly not of Hall of Fame caliber.  However, on 8 October 1956, Larsen caught “lightning in a bottle” – making history in the process. On that date, Don Larsen pitched the […]

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