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Clark Gable (1901-1960) Major US Army Air Corps 1942-44 WW II. Although beyond draft age, Clark Gable enlisted as a private. Assigned to OCS he excelled and received a commission. He flew five combat mission as an observer/gunner in a B-17earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. On his fourth mission, a 20mm shell cut the heel from his boot. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan. Gable starred in 67 movie films.
Army SGT. Thomas J. Butler IV, 25, of Wilmington, North Carolina. Died October 1, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 514th Military Police Company, 60th Troop Command, North Carolina National Guard, Winterville, North Carolina. Died in Khost, Khost Province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an insurgent detonated a suicide vest while they were on dismounted patrol.
Firefighters get ready to head into neighborhoods which were caught by the Waldo Canyon Fire after it swept down into western portions of Colorado Springs, Colo. on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 leaving a trail of destruction, burning homes and buildings in its path. Heavily populated areas in the fire's path have been affected. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller) #
He is a Chief Master Sergeant John Gebhardt in the USAF serving in Afghanistan John Gebhardt's wife, Mindy, said that this little girl's entire family was executed. The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head... But they failed to kill her. She was cared for in John 's hospital and is healing up, but continues to cry and moan. The nurses said John is the only one who seems to calm her down, so John holds her every night so she can sleep and heal.
Old People Line Up To Clean Radiation in Japan... Mr. Yamada: “I am 72 and on average I probably have 13 to 15 years left to live. Even if I were exposed to radiation, cancer could take 20 or 30 years or longer to develop. Therefore us older ones have less chance of getting cancer.” Retirees are volunteering to expose themselves to high levels of radiation so the younger men and women don’t have to.