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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.

Entire Article and Photo At: https://www.military.com/daily-news/...lled-wwii.html






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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 12-10-2018, 10:14 PM
 
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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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Old 09-10-2019, 03:55 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Article Posted At: https://www.military.com/daily-news/...r-dies-96.html

WWII 'Screaming Eagle' Veteran Henry Ochsner Dies at 96
10 Sep 2019
The Associated Press

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. — World War II veteran Henry Ochsner, who landed on the beach at Normandy on D-Day and later received the French government's highest honor for his service, has died. He was 96.

Family friend Dennis Anderson says Ochsner died Saturday at his home in California City of complications from cancer and old age.

As part of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division — known as the "Screaming Eagles" — Ochsner also fought at the Battle of the Bulge.

In 2017 Ochsner and nine other veterans were awarded France's National Order of the Legion of Honor during a ceremony at Los Angeles National Cemetery.

Ochsner married Violet Jenson in 1947. He is survived by his wife, their four daughters and two granddaughters. Funeral plans are pending.

This article was from The Associated Press http://www.ap.org/ and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.
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Old 12-11-2019, 06:37 PM
 
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Thanks for sharing.

Anything else you'd like to tell us about Robert and/or his brothers? Anything you know about them. Favorite fish, funny story, tattoos, Christmas memories, etc.
Since writing the above I learned more about Robert’s older brother Carl Frederic Abbott. To correct the above he died as a POW at a Japanese internment camp and he is still unaccounted for.
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Old 12-11-2019, 06:56 PM
 
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Manuel Nicasio, a Vietnam Veteran from NM, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He pushed through his life's challenges with amazing strength and courage. He defied the odds. He had a strong relationship with the Lord and believed he was with him all the way. Manuel's kindness and generosity was a gift to all of the lives he touched. He put others needs before his own. His gentle love and smile will forever be in our hearts. These few words will never e enough to summarize who this incredible man was. He will be deeply missed by so many. Manuel's Life Celebration will begin with a Rosary to be recited on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 10:30am at Our Lady of Guadalupe located at 1860 Griegos Rd NW, 87107. Mass will begin at 11:00 am. Please visit Manuel's online guestbook at www.SalazarFunerals.com.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Dec. 11, 2019
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Old 02-02-2020, 09:44 AM
 
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Joel Becerra(1935 - 2019)
CWO3 Joel Becerra, U.S. Army, (Ret.)



Joel Becerra, 84, passed away December 14, 2019 in Monument, Colorado. He was born February 25, 1935 in Alvin, Texas to Merced and Josefina Becerra.

Joel was a decorated Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army. Joel is the eldest of seven children.

After graduating high school in San Antonio, Joel attended Howard Payne University in Texas, studying in Christian studies. He left college during his sophomore year and joined the USA. Joel married Helga Gaiser in 1957 in Stuttgart, Germany. He served for 20 years of which 14½ years were spent in Germany. He served two tours in Vietnam where he received four Bronze Stars.

After retiring in 1975 he retired in Altus, Oklahoma. In 1976, he accepted a position as a JROTC instructor at Albuquerque High School. Joel spent 24 years as a JROTC instructor where he touched many lives. He wore the uniform for 44 years. After retiring from AHS, he continued to substitute teach at various schools in Albuquerque until 2004.

Joel was Master Mason, Shriner and Scottish Rite. He belonged to Mesa Lodge #68 in Albuquerque. Joel was a Medal of Honor historian and was requested to speak at various military events on the Medal of Honor.

Joel is survived by his wife, Helga, of 62 years; and his son, Lt. Col. Robert D. (Margo) Becerra, USAF, (Ret.). He has two grandsons, Daniel (Debbie) Becerra of Castle Rock, Colorado and Brandon (Kandra) Becerra of Parker, Colorado; as well as five great-grandchildren; and siblings, Abel Becerra, Margarita Tingle, Josefina Jones and Edward Becerra.

Special thanks to the staff at Jackson Creek Senior Living and at Compassus Hospice who took great care of Joel while he resided there.

Visitation, 6:00PM-8:00PM, Friday, December 20, 2019, The Springs Funeral Services-North, 6575 Oakwood Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80923.

Funeral Service, 1:00PM, Saturday, December 21, 2019, The Springs Funeral Services-North.

Inurnment, Summer of 2020, Pikes Peak National Cemetery, 10545 Drennan Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80925. Arrangements by The Springs Funeral Services-North, tsfs.co

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Dec. 18, 2019
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Old 02-03-2020, 01:11 PM
 
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why don't we have a salute icon...……...salute sir... Rest in Peace.... you earned it.
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