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Old 11-30-2018, 12:35 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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30 Nov 2018
The Associated Press | By Chris Carola

ALBANY, N.Y. — The remains of a New York pilot killed during World War II are the first of the 27 Tuskegee Airmen listed as missing in action to be identified, the Pentagon announced Thursday.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the agency charged with recovering and identifying the nation's war dead, said the remains accounted for earlier this year are those of Lawrence Dickson of Manhattan. Dickson was killed in a crash in Europe 74 years ago next month.

Dickson was a 24-year-old captain in the 100th Fighter Squadron when he took off in his P-51 Mustang fighter plane from a base in Italy to conduct an aerial reconnaissance mission on Dec. 23, 1944. During the return flight, Dickson's engine failed and his plane was seen crashing along the Italy-Austria border, the Pentagon said.

Searches for the crash site were unsuccessful, and in 1949, the U.S. military declared his remains non-recoverable.

In 2012, an American recovery team found the crash site in Austria after receiving information from an Austrian researcher. The team found wreckage matching Dickson's type of fighter.

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The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency partnered with the University of New Orleans, University of Innsbruck and the National World War II Museum to search for U.S. Army Air Forces Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson, a Tuskegee Airman assigned to the 100th Fighter Squadron based in Ramitelli, Italy. Capt. Dickson experienced engine trouble while returning from a reconnaissance mission in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Dec. 23, 1944 and has since been considered missing in action. (DoD video by Staff Sgt. Roy Woo)

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Old 12-01-2018, 10:25 AM
 
Location: The South
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President George H W Bush dies.

""George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died on November 30, 2018. He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two siblings," the former president's office said in a statement. "He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara; his second child Pauline "Robin" Bush; and his brothers Prescott and William or "Bucky" Bush.""
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:31 AM
 
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President George H W Bush dies.

""George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died on November 30, 2018. He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two siblings," the former president's office said in a statement. "He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara; his second child Pauline "Robin" Bush; and his brothers Prescott and William or "Bucky" Bush.""
The last president who believed in our country enough to fight for it. I salute his service.
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:20 PM
 
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Rest in peace, Ranger.

An Army Ranger dog was killed while saving soldiers' lives in Afghanistan

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A multi-purpose canine assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment was killed during a close-quarters battle in southwestern Afghanistan, during which an Army Ranger also died, military officials confirmed Tuesday after a biography of the dog began circulating online.

Maiko, a 7-year-old canine assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, died Nov. 24 while conducting a direct action raid in Nimruz province.

“Maiko was killed in action while leading Rangers into the breach of a targeted compound,” an unofficial biography leaked online reads. “Maiko’s presence and actions inside the building directly caused the enemy to engage him, giving away his position and resulting in the assault force eliminating the threat.”
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Old Today, 10:14 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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Well, as usual with me...one thing leads to another. I recently saw a film called Hacksaw Ridge and discovered the life and story of Desmond Doss. All I can say is he was one amazing young man and he suffered for his beliefs as well as the physical difficulties he returned from the war with. Just broke my heart and it doesn't seem to appear that he complained about any of his hardships.

Desmond Doss

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, March 3, 1863, has awarded in the name of The Congress the MEDAL OF HONOR.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Doss

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge is a 2016 biographical war drama film directed by Mel Gibson and written by Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan, based on the 2004 documentary The Conscientious Objector. The film focuses on the World War II experiences of Desmond Doss, an American pacifist combat medic who, as a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, refused to carry or use a weapon or firearm of any kind.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacksaw_Ridge
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