Tag Archives: Special Forces

Lost and Found – December 5th Edition

What to remember about December 5th…

  • 1775  Colonial Colonel Henry Knox arrives at Ticonderoga to form expedition to bring 60 captured artillery to General Washington; 10-week journey is astounding winter feat
  • 1782  Future 8th President Martin Van Buren is born in Kinderhook, New York (d. 1862)
  • 1791  Austrian musical prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies of fever in Vienna (b. 1756)
  • 1831  Former President John Quincy Adams takes office as a member of the House of Representatives
  • 1901  American entrepreneur and philanthropist Walter Elias “Walt” Disney is born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • 1933  Prohibition ends when Utah ratifies 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified and 18th is repealed
  • 1945  27 men lost when squadron of Navy planes disappears over Bermuda Triangle; mystery of Flight 19
  • 1955  American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations merge to become AFL-CIO
  • 1964  Army Captain Roger Donlon is presented 1st Medal of Honor awarded during Vietnam War; 1st member of Special Forces to receive the award
  • 2007  19-year-old gunman opens fire at Westroads Mall in Nebraska; 8 killed and 4 wounded before shooter kills himself
  • 2008  O.J. Simpson is sentenced to 15-33 years in prison for his role in kidnapping and robbery at casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Lost and Found – October 6th Edition

What to remember about October 6th…

  • 1536  Translator for much of the 1st printed English language Bible, William Tyndale is strangled and burned for heresy
  • 1683  America’s 1st Mennonite settlers arrive aboard Concord; 1st major German emigration to America
  • 1777  British forces capture 2 American forts while moving to support besieged troops at Saratoga
  • 1866  Reno brothers stage 1st train robbery in U.S. history; steal $13,000 in Jackson County, Indiana
  • 1890  Mormon leaders vote to outlaw polygamy in the church
  • 1973  Egypt and Syria launch surprise attack on Israel during Yom Kippur holy day; 4th Arab-Israeli War begins
  • 1981  Libyan sponsored terrorists assassinate Egyptian President Sadat during anniversary observances for Yom Kippur War
  • 1995  Astronomers discover the 1st planet orbiting a Sun-like star outside Earth’s solar system
  • 2010  Green Beret Staff Sergeant Robert James Miller is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan in 2008
  • 2012  U.S. Navy commissions guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112) honoring 1st Medal of Honor recipient of Afghan War

USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112)

Lost and Found – September 21st Edition

What to remember about September 21st…

  • 1790  American General Benedict Arnold meets with British spy Major John Andre in plot to surrender West Point for money
  • 1798  American lawyer, politician, and signer of the Declaration of Independence George Read dies
  • 1823  Joseph Smith claims his 1st visitation from the Angel Moroni; leads to the writing of The Book of Mormon
  • 1937  J.R.R. Tolkien publishes The Hobbit
  • 1942  Maiden flight of the B-29 Superfortress
  • 1947  American horror author Stephen King is born
  • 1961  5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) is activated at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; the Green Berets are born
  • 1989  Army General Colin Powell is confirmed by Senate as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; 1st African-American to hold the nation’s highest military post
  • 2001  America: A Tribute to Heroes benefit concert broadcast; raises $200 million for victims and families of September 11 attacks

Lost and Found – August 6th Edition

What to remember about August 6th…

  • 1862  Rebel crew of the ironclad CSS Arkansas destroy their own ship to avoid its capture by Union forces
  • 1890  William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed for murder in the electric chair
  • 1926  American swimmer Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel
  • 1926  Escape artist Harry Houdini spends 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before emerging
  • 1945  America drops an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima by order of President Truman; millions of casualties averted
  • 1965  President Lyndon Johnson signs Voting Rights Act
  • 1996  NASA announces that is has found evidence of primitive life on a meteorite thought to be from Mars
  • 2009  Sonia Sotomayor is confirmed by the Senate as the 1st hispanic Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
  • 2011  Helicopter carrying U.S. special operations troops is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38

Lost and Found – December 5th Edition

What to remember about December 5th…

  • 1775  Colonial Colonel Henry Knox arrives at Ticonderoga to form expedition to bring 60 captured artillery to General Washington; 10-week journey is astounding winter feat
  • 1782  Future 8th President Martin Van Buren is born in Kinderhook, New York (d. 1862)
  • 1791  Austrian musical prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies of fever in Vienna (b. 1756)
  • 1831  Former President John Quincy Adams takes office as a member of the House of Representatives
  • 1901  American entrepreneur and philanthropist Walter Elias “Walt” Disney is born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • 1933  Prohibition ends when Utah ratifies 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified and 18th is repealed
  • 1945  27 men lost when squadron of Navy planes disappears over Bermuda Triangle; mystery of Flight 19
  • 1955  American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations merge to become AFL-CIO
  • 1964  Army Captain Roger Donlon is presented 1st Medal of Honor awarded during Vietnam War; 1st member of Special Forces to receive the award
  • 2007  19-year-old gunman opens fire at Westroads Mall in Nebraska; 8 killed and 4 wounded before shooter kills himself
  • 2008  O.J. Simpson is sentenced to 15-33 years in prison for his role in kidnapping and robbery at casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Lost and Found – November 26th Edition

What to remember about November 26th…

  • 1863  1st annual Thanksgiving Day is celebrated; established by President Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving
  • 1922 British archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon are first to enter Tutankhamen’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings in over 3000 years
  • 1942  Oscar-winning World War II film Casablanca opens in New York City; stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
  • 1950  Hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops counter-attack in support of North Korean allies; Korean War enters new phase
  • 1968  Instead of returning after his last mission, Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Flemming diverts and rescues Army Green Berets pinned down by heavy fire; he will be awarded the Medal of Honor
  • 1998  Wrestling star Hulk Hogan announces he is retiring and will run for President in 2000; later revealed as publicity stunt
  • 2008  Pakistani Islamist terrorists launch 10 coordinated bombings and shootings in Mumbai, India; 164 killed and 300 wounded

Lost and Found – October 6th Edition

What to remember about October 6th…

  • 1536  Translator for much of the 1st printed English language Bible, William Tyndale is strangled and burned for heresy
  • 1683  America’s 1st Mennonite settlers arrive aboard Concord; 1st major German emigration to America
  • 1777  British forces capture 2 American forts while moving to support besieged troops at Saratoga
  • 1866  Reno brothers stage 1st train robbery in U.S. history; steal $13,000 in Jackson County, Indiana
  • 1890  Mormon leaders vote to outlaw polygamy in the church
  • 1973  Egypt and Syria launch surprise attack on Israel during Yom Kippur holy day; 4th Arab-Israeli War begins
  • 1981  Libyan sponsored terrorists assassinate Egyptian President Sadat during anniversary observances for Yom Kippur War
  • 1995  Astronomers discover the 1st planet orbiting a Sun-like star outside Earth’s solar system
  • 2010  Green Beret Staff Sergeant Robert James Miller is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan in 2008
  • 2012  U.S. Navy commissions guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112) honoring 1st Medal of Honor recipient of Afghan War

USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112)

Lost and Found – September 21st Edition

What to remember about September 21st…

  • 1790  American General Benedict Arnold meets with British spy Major John Andre in plot to surrender West Point for money
  • 1798  American lawyer, politician, and signer of the Declaration of Independence George Read dies
  • 1823  Joseph Smith claims his 1st visitation from the Angel Moroni; leads to the writing of The Book of Mormon
  • 1937  J.R.R. Tolkien publishes The Hobbit
  • 1942  Maiden flight of the B-29 Superfortress
  • 1947  American horror author Stephen King is born
  • 1961  5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) is activated at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; the Green Berets are born
  • 1989  Army General Colin Powell is confirmed by Senate as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; 1st African-American to hold the nation’s highest military post
  • 2001  America: A Tribute to Heroes benefit concert broadcast; raises $200 million for victims and families of September 11 attacks

Lost and Found – August 6th Edition

What to remember about August 6th…

  • 1862  Rebel crew of the ironclad CSS Arkansas destroy their own ship to avoid its capture by Union forces
  • 1890  William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed for murder in the electric chair
  • 1926  American swimmer Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel
  • 1926  Escape artist Harry Houdini spends 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before emerging
  • 1945  America drops an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima by order of President Truman; millions of casualties averted
  • 1965  President Lyndon Johnson signs Voting Rights Act
  • 1996  NASA announces that is has found evidence of primitive life on a meteorite thought to be from Mars
  • 2009  Sonia Sotomayor is confirmed by the Senate as the 1st hispanic Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
  • 2011  Helicopter carrying U.S. special operations troops is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38

Lost and Found – November 26th Edition

What to remember about November 26th…

  • 1863  1st annual Thanksgiving Day is celebrated; established by President Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving
  • 1922 British archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon are first to enter Tutankhamen’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings in over 3000 years
  • 1942  Oscar-winning World War II film Casablanca opens in New York City; stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
  • 1950  Hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops counter-attack in support of North Korean allies; Korean War enters new phase
  • 1968  Instead of returning after his last mission, Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Flemming diverts and rescues Army Green Berets pinned down by heavy fire; he will be awarded the Medal of Honor
  • 1998  Wrestling star Hulk Hogan announces he is retiring and will run for President in 2000; later revealed as publicity stunt
  • 2008  Pakistani Islamist terrorists launch 10 coordinated bombings and shootings in Mumbai, India; 164 killed and 300 wounded