Recently Accounted For: Lt. Col. Charles M. Walling; Maj. Aado Kommendant; Sgt. 1st Class William T. Brown; Sgt. 1st Class Donald M. Shue; Sgt. 1stClass Gunther H. Wald; Staff Sgt. John E. Hogan; [DPMO]
Pritzker Military Library Podcasts recommendations: "Bryan Anderson: No Turning Back", "Rachel Cox: Into Dust and Fire", and "Anthony Swofford: Hotels, Hospitals and Jails".
"Just three years after the Berlin Airlift and as Americans were still
fighting in the Korean War, American leaders needed to know if the
Soviet military was establishing an airfield capable of basing fighter
aircraft, TU-4 bombers and establishing radar facilities in an unknown
arctic Soviet territory.
"To determine if the Soviets were
expanding into the artic area that could have made American and NATO
targets vulnerable to an attack, Tech. Sgt. Roscoe Lindsay and 11 other
aircrew members on an RB-50E based at Thule Air Base, Greenland,
flew their jet to photograph the area to find out without a shadow of a
Afghanistan veteran Craig Fitzgerald shares his stories of rehabilitation with WCAX. He is currently on a fund-raising tour for the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes to help raise funds those who return to the United States after service in Iraq or Afghanistan with serious injuries. [newsday]
Lastly, some notices on Veterans passing crossed the newswire:
KCEN is reporting a sad story of a Vietnam Vet that was robbed and killed. Amazingly Barney Goodman was able to crawl "8 to 9 hours" to a position that could be seen from the highway and he was able to describe his attackers before he died. [KLTV, Veterans For America]
WWII and Korean War US Navy veteran Peter Bolcis died on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006. He was extremely active in his community and in veteran organizations most of his life. He served as motor machinist's mate on the submarine USS Bang in WWII, and the USS Yancey during the Korean War. [the morning journal]