Monday, April 16, 2012
(In honor of my husbands' service in the military and 3 tours there)
Vietnam Wall Facts:
SOMETHING to think about - Most of the surviving Parents are now deceased.
There are 58,272 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2011.
The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized. It is hard to believe it is 36 years since the last casualties.
Beginning at the apex on panel 1E and going out to the end of the East wall, appearing to recede into the earth (numbered 70E - May 25, 1968), then resuming at the end of the West wall, as the wall emerges from the earth (numbered 70W - continuing May 25, 1968) and ending with a date in 1975. Thus the war's beginning and end meet. The war is complete, coming full circle, yet broken by the earth that bounds the angle's open side and contained within the earth itself.
The first known casualty was Richard B. Fitzgibbon, of North Weymouth , Mass. Listed by the U.S. Department of Defense as having been killed on June 8, 1956. His name is listed on the Wall with that of his son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard B. Fitzgibbon III, who was killed on Sept. 7, 1965.
There are three sets of fathers and sons on the Wall.
39,996 on the Wall were just 22 or younger.
8,283 were just 19 years old.
The largest age group, 33,103 were 18 years old.
12 soldiers on the Wall were 17 years old.
5 soldiers on the Wall were 16 years old.
One soldier, PFC Dan Bullock was 15 years old.
997 soldiers were killed on their first day in Vietnam .
1,448 soldiers were killed on their last day in Vietnam ..
31 sets of brothers are on the Wall.
Thirty one sets of parents lost two of their sons.
54 soldiers on attended Thomas Edison High School in Philadelphia . I wonder why so many from one school.
8 Women are on the Wall. Nursing the wounded.
244 soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War; 153 of them are on the Wall.
Beallsville, Ohio with a population of 475 lost 6 of her sons.
West Virginia had the highest casualty rate per capita in the nation. There are 711 West Virginians on the Wall.
The Marines of Morenci - They led some of the scrappiest high school football and basketball teams that the little Arizona copper town of Morenci (pop. 5,058) had ever known and cheered. They enjoyed roaring beer busts. In quieter moments, they rode horses along the Coronado Trail, stalked deer in the Apache National Forest . And in the patriotic camaraderie typical of Morenci's mining families, the nine graduates of Morenci High enlisted as a group in the Marine Corps. Their service began on Independence Day, 1966. Only 3 returned home.
The Buddies of Midvale - LeRoy Tafoya, Jimmy Martinez, Tom Gonzales were all boyhood friends and lived on three consecutive streets in Midvale, Utah on Fifth, Sixth and Seventh avenues. They lived only a few yards apart. They played ball at the adjacent sandlot ball field. And they all went to Vietnam . In a span of 16 dark days in late 1967, all three would be killed. LeRoy was killed on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the fourth anniversary of John F. Kennedyâ€™s assassination. Jimmy died less than 24 hours later on Thanksgiving Day. Tom was shot dead assaulting the enemy on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
The most casualty deaths for a single day was on January 31, 1968 ~ 245 deaths.
The most casualty deaths for a single month was May 1968 - 2,415 casualties were incurred.
For most Americans who read this they will only see the numbers that the Vietnam War created. To those of us who survived the war, and to the families of those who did not, we see the faces, we feel the pain that these numbers created. We are, until we too pass away, haunted with these numbers, because they were our friends, fathers, husbands, wives, sons and daughters. There are no noble wars, just noble warriors.
Please pass this on to those who served during this time, and those who DO Care.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
So very sorry to hear of Davy Jones passing away this morning from a heart attack.
Never missed the Monkees on tv and I still sing the Last Train to Clarksville.........
Goodbye old friend..........we will miss you................
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I borrowed this from Bug and she said I could post it .... LOL
Rules for worrying
1. Write down everything you want to worry about.
2. Pick one hour a week, anytime you desire, to do nothing but worry about the things on your list.
(Note: No other time is acceptable once a predetermined time is established-should something prevent you from utilizing that time period for worrying, you must wait until the period arrives the following week.)
3. Never, under any circumstances, worry before noon or after 5 PM, Monday through Friday or before 10 AM or after 8 PM on Saturday, Sunday, or Holidays.
4. Never, under any circumstances worry while at work, or while working on work materials or business related items.
5. If you insist on worrying, this immediately disqualifies your spouse or any other family member in the same household, from worrying…ONE worrier per household is allowed.
If another member of the family wishes to assume the responsibility as the OFFICIAL WORRIER, you may relinquish the position, but immediately you are disqualified from future worrying. In this event, you must adhere to the above schedule and list all of your worries for the appointed WORRIER to worry about for you.
6. You must never put on your list, or entertain worrying about things over which you have absolutely no control.
7. As a WORRIER, upon acceptance and association with any other group, club, association, etc., you must adhere to the above principles and monitor those with whom you associate, that they do also.
Severe penalties for “Not Worrying Properly” will be administered.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
This is shared by permission. It has a load of great information.....if you copy/paste it,
it will go to a chart giving you research this pastor has done as to the good benefits of
different foods. Natural foods.
PS: If anyone has trouble with this I will try to load the addy on a sparkmail....for
some reason I had a terrible time getting this to load.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
THIS CAME FROM YAHOO HEALTH, WRITTEN BY DAVID ZINCZENKO WHO WRITES THE
BOOK SERIES: EAT THIS/NOT THAT..............
I THOUGHT IT WAS SO INTERESTING I WANTED TO SHARE IT, AND I AM GIVING CREDIT
TO WHERE IT CAME FROM AND ALSO, THE AUTHOR.....AND IT HAD SHARE WITH LIKE
500 SHARE ADDRESSES:
3 Surprising Reasons to Give Up Soda
By David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding
Jan 24, 2012
Eat This, Not That
by David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding
America has a drinking problem. No, not booze. I'm talking about soft drinks. According to the Beverage Marketing Corporation, the average American guzzles 44.7 gallons of the sweet stuff every year. Not sure what 44.7 gallons looks like? It's about what you'd need to fill a small kiddie pool.
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Shocking Soda Fact #1: Soda fattens up your organs
A recent Danish study revealed that drinking non-diet soda leads to dramatic increases in dangerous hard-to-detect fats. Researchers asked participants to drink either regular soda, milk containing the same amount of calories as regular soda, diet cola, or water every day for six months. The results? Total fat mass remained the same across all beverage-consuming groups, but regular-soda drinkers experienced dramatic increases in harmful hidden fats, including liver fat and skeletal fat. The regular-soda group also experienced an 11 percent increase in cholesterol compared to the other groups! And don’t think switching to diet varieties will save you from harm: Artificial sweeteners and food dyes have been linked to brain cell damage and hyperactivity, and research has shown that people who drink diet soda have a higher risk of developing diabetes.
Read out about the 7 biggest food label lies.
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Some popular soda brands, including Mountain Dew, use brominated vegetable oil—a toxic flame retardant—to keep the artificial flavoring from separating from the rest of the liquid. This hazardous ingredient—sometimes listed as BVO on soda and sports drinks—can cause bromide poisoning symptoms like skin lesions and memory loss, as well as nerve disorders. If that’s not a good enough reason not to “Do the Dew,” I don’t know what is. (We reveal more insidious ingredients hiding onsupermarket shelves in the 15 Scariest Food Additives).
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Shocking Soda Fact #3: Drinking soda makes you a lab rat
Many American soda brands are sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup, a heart-harming man-made compound derived mainly from genetically engineered corn. The problem? Genetically engineered ingredients have only been in our food chain since the 1990s, and we don't know their long-term health impacts because the corporations that developed the crops never had to test them for long-term safety. Case in point: Some recent findings suggest that genetically engineered crops are linked to digestive tract damage, accelerated aging, and even infertility!
Ready to switch to water for good? Thought so
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