Bucyrus says it has improved nonproductive longwall move time with the introduction of a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) to its Vers-A-Trac® 650 model. FLSmidth Minerals has signed a contract worth USD 62m (DKK 361m) with Chinese-owned Minera Chinalco Peru for equipment for its Toromocho copper mine in the Morococha mining district about 140 kilometres east of Lima, the capital of Peru. FLSmidth Minerals is to provide detailed engineering and design, as well as manufacturing and delivery of equipment, including one gyratory crusher, one SAG mill and two ball mills. The contract will contribute beneficially to FLSmidth earnings until the last equipment has been supplied in late 2010. Please address any questions regarding this announcement to CEO Christian Jepsen, FLSmidth Minerals at +45 36 18 18 00. Leetsdale, PA - Schroeder Industries, a recognized leader in filtration and fluid conditioning products, introduces its new Automatic Cyclone Strainer (ACS).  The ACS is designed for the intermittent filtration of solid particles from low-viscosity fluids such as surface water, coolant, and process water. The ACS has a flow rate of up to 525 GPM, up to 230 psi, a filtration rating of 200 to 3,000 µm, and is particularly suited to high levels of contamination and large fluctuations in the solid particle content of the untreated water.  The pre-filtration of solid particles at a high density means that the filter surface area can take a higher load and the filter can be relatively smaller.
Back-flushing of the filter or use of cleaning fluids or chemicals is not required with the ACS, and filter elements are cleaned solely by surface flushing with untreated fluids.  The ACS provides flexibility by integrating into existing systems in almost any quantity and can be adapted to the required flow rates. Schroeder Industries designs, manufactures and markets filtration products for the hydraulic, biofuel and processing industries. Australia has no choice but to consider nuclear power as part of its future energy mix, leading nuclear industry advocate, Dr Ziggy Switkowski, said in Adelaide today. Arcata, CA - November 13 , 2008 - Carlson Wireless Technologies announces the release of MineConnect, the latest addition to their successful Trailblazer line of telecommunication radios. The MineConnect allows selected Femco phones to be used on a wireless network eliminating the need for wire lines for many above and below ground situations.
Recently MineConnect was utilized to meet the needs of a large Gold Mine in British Columbia. It is expected that there are numerous other applications for this technology as Femco phones are used ubiquitously throughout the mining as well as other industries. For over a decade Carlson Wireless has been providing wireless communications solutions for large telecommunications projects, industry and public safety agencies to single telephone and data links.
Outotec’s research centre in Pori, Outotec Research Oy, took part in the Finnish Excellence Quality Awards and received the prestigious Recognised for Excellence award. Two companies - one Canadian, the other American - have been named joint winners of the 2008 cross-border business achievement award, the Canadian American Business Council (CABC) announced today. Both simple to learn and to use, Carlson Grade Supervisor v1.0 provides direct import of DWG files, DXF files, and machine control files, including tn3, gc3, and ln3. About Carlson Software: Carlson Software, an independent company founded in 1983, develops software solutions to bring the land development professional from concept to completion. Scottsdale, AZ- The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced former Caterpillar Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Donald V. A new report released last week by the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that primary world energy demand will grow 45% by 2030 with global demand for coal increasing more than any other fuel source.
Although the third state to secede, Florida's small population and meager industrial resources made the state of little strategic importance to either side. In many instances, we hear from veterans who were actually inA a picture, or on a ship when the picture was taken. Approximately 50 of these successful roof support carriers have been shipped since the product’s introduction in 2004.
Even if there happened to be “supersonic” progress in the development of renewable energy sources, and the successful rollout of energy productivity and carbon capture technologies, nuclear power will have to be considered if Australia is to meet its carbon reduction targets, he said. Switkowski, the Chairman of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, was in Adelaide to present the 34th annual Essington Lewis Memorial Lecture - organised by the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (Adelaide branch). The MineConnect is designed to provide a wireless link for selected Femco phones built by GAI-Tronics. Partnering with Graham Bridgeman of TDS Controls, a system integrator working with CD Nova, a Carlson distributor in British Columbia, Carlson Wireless supplied the mine operator with MineConnect radios to wirelessly connect their Femco AM7011 phones. Due to rough terrain, extensive movement of large equipment and harsh environments in mining areas, wire line communication can be very expensive and time consuming to install and maintain. The centre achieved a score of over 500 points, which entitles the winner to use the five-star Recognised for Excellence, R4E emblem. The technology involved is in underground communications, one of the features of the December issue of International Mining. The 25-year-old company is well known for its comprehensive civil, surveying, machine control and positioning, plus mining software solutions.
Hawley has nearly 40 years of experience in the characterization and processing of industrial minerals that meet the technical requirements of consumer industries - including mica, graphite and silica, which are specific to Industrial Mineral's Bissett Creek property. IEA’s latest World Energy Outlook predicts that coal will be mined to meet more than a third of the predicted increase in global energy demand. Milling wooden brake shoes out of basswood amounts to precision layout, and a very carefully planned process.
However Florida's 13000 mile coastline proved invaluable for the production of salt, made by boiling sea water in large kettles or evaporating it in man-made tidal pools. The Vers-A-Trac 650AC, featuring the Bucyrus HiPAC10 control system, represents the latest generation of heavy roof support carriers.
The SAG mill will grind over 5,000 tonnes of copper ore per hour when it reaches full production.
Femco phones are typically used for safety communications in the mining industry and in other industrial environments.
The companies, Active Control Technology of Burlington, Ontario, and MeshDynamics of Santa Clara, California, came together in response to tough new safety rules in the US following coal mining disasters there in 2006, in which rescuers had no really effective way to communicate with miners trapped far below the surface. For more information about the product or to request a demo, call Carlson Software at 800-989-5028 or 606-564-5028 and ask for the Positioning and Machine Control Division. The honor is designed to celebrate and preserve the history of outstanding leaders in the off-road equipment industry. The report concludes that China and India will account for more than half of the projected increase in global energy demand. Brake shoes for drum lifts usually have 2 curved faces so many of the steps like angled end cuts and mortising for reinforcement pins has to be done while the stock is still square. We look forward to hearingA from you and know others will appreciate your input on our country's history and your place in it both yesterday and today.
The Bucyrus HiPAC10 control system is an innovative variable frequency inverter drive which allows costly DC motors to be replaced by higher power, more efficient AC motors. These applications often have terrain and work environments that can create significant limitations and challenges for traditional wire line communications. When the centre received Quality System certification in 1994 it was the first company in the field of research and development to do so in Finland. As energy use in these two nations soar, IEA predicts that global emissions of greenhouse gasses will jump 45% by 2030, with China, India and the Middle East accounting for approximately 75% of that projected growth. Once the curved faces are machined you have lost your opportunity created by the strait edges. The railroad which ran north from central Florida and connected with routes east and west in Atlanta provided a steady supply of food. Speaker Ryan stated, "As you know, this declaration comes about as the result of an oversight deadline set by Congress."Sec. These increases, in turn, nearly double loaded traction speed and gradeability, and improve hydraulic performance. Many of these "minute man" units became the nucleus for companies that later entered Confederate service.
In addition, some of the centre’s laboratory operations have been accredited as official ‘measurement laboratories’. During his last months in office Governor Madison Starke Perry, whose single term was to expire in the fall of 1861 and who would later command the 7th Florida Infantry, strove to organize and equip Florida's troops. I also want to thank the Knights of Columbus and all those organizations and leaders around the world who have spoken out on this.
Perry was criticized, however, for his decision to allow state militiamen to volunteer into Confederate service as individuals rather than by units. Described by one biographer as "a loyal Confederate," Milton labored to rebuild the state militia and also worked to improve the defenses of the Apalachicola River and of Fort Clinch on Amelia Island. A a€?But now that our government is recognizing this crisis, it needs to do more to stop it. By the summer of 1862 Florida had raised, equipped, and sent out of state the 1st through 8th regiments of infantry, the 1st Florida Calvary Regiment, and various smaller commands. The only forces remaining in the state were a variety of independent companies, several infantry battalions, and the newly-organized 2nd Florida Cavalry Regiment. The battle followed the fourth and final Union occupation of Jacksonville, which had occurred on February 7. Launched primarily to reinstitute a loyal state government under the terms of President Lincolns Reconstruction Proclamation, the Federal troops also hoped to interdict Confederate supply operations in the state, to open the port of Jacksonville for northern commerce, and to recruit troops for union black regiments. About twelve miles east of Lake City they met a Confederate force of similar size, commanded by Brigadier General Joseph Finegan, situated near the railroad depot of Olustee and a body of water known as Ocean Pond. In the days following the original Union landing, Finegan had consolidated the few troops still in Florida and had obtained additional manpower from Georgia and South Carolina. A A NATO planes need to rain hell-fire bombs on all training facilities without warning and more boots-on-the-ground then first wave Navy Seals are necessary to hunt these fanatics as they surface from the holes in the ground they crawled into. A A Real War Photos.A story of Labor Day weekend 1967 at Fort Wainwright and friendships made long ago.
For the Federals, the casualty percentage at Olustee was one of the highest of the entire war.Florida Currency 1861 As Southern militias gathered in Pensacola during the first weeks of the siege of Fort Pickens, Florida, as one of the early seceding states, sent delegates to the constitutional convention that assembled on February 4, 1861, in Montgomery, Alabama, to establish the Confederate States of America. The convention produced a provisional constitution and government headed by Jefferson Davis of Mississippi as president and Alexander H. On March 11 the convention made the constitution permanent and the provisional government, which relocated to Richmond after Virginia seceded, dissolved within a year. Davis and Stephens, who were reelected to their offices in November 1861, were inaugurated as the chief executives of the permanent Confederate government on February 22, 1862. We used field showers which were 55 gallon drums of water on top of a scaffold looking contraption. On February 26, 1861, the secession convention in Tallahassee approved the passage of the provisional Confederate constitution and ratified the final version on April 13.
Heated by a gasoline heater that provided cold water or scalding water with no middle settings. The convention also endorsed the ticket of Davis and Stephens as the Confederacy’s chief executive officers and revised Florida's constitution to recognize Florida's membership in the Confederate States. By the end of 1861, some 5,000 Floridians had joined the military forces of the Confederate States. The last significant battle of the war in Florida came in March 1865, when a Union force landed on the Gulf and threatened Tallahassee.
Showers were never long.A After two weeks the troops were tiring of the lack of alcohol and the companionship of the native girls at the bars in Fairbanks.
Marks on March 4, 1865, Brigadier General John Newton and some 600 Union troops marched to the town of Newport with the intention of crossing the St. Confederate forces in the area destroyed the bridge at Newport which prevented a Union crossing of the St. I'm sure having troops restricted to base made that generous decision easier for the brass to make.A Friday afternoon, Robert Carleton walked over to my bunk and laid out a plan.
A Carleton actually looked like Jim Carrey, black hair and dark eyes and an eternal, almost goofy grin. The next day, General Newton and his force marched to Natural Bridge, where they hoped to cross the river and proceed to St. He proposed that him, Merle Archie and I should slip off post after dark and make our way to Pauline's bar to check out the chicks and sample Pauline's legendary drinks. Marks at Natural Bridge, but a Confederate force positioned on the opposite bank blocked his crossing.
The Confederates, commanded by Brigadier General William Miller, consisted of a motley collection of regulars, militia, and a company of cadets from the West Florida Seminary—one of two state military academies in Florida (the East Florida Seminary was in Gainesville)—in Tallahassee, which was about twelve miles north of Natural Bridge.
His idea of excitement was watching me and Schwering swill contraband Bacardi while listening to Peter Paul and Mary on his record player.
Arch was incredibly bright and we had become close friends, having shared one of the partitioned areas in the barracks.


Unable to dislodge the Confederates, Newton withdrew from Natural Bridge and retreated to the coast, where the Federal flotilla evacuated his force.   Baldwin, Florida was of great importance to the Federal Government near the end of the war Between the States.
Anyway, Arch looked at Carleton through his triple thick glasses and exclaimed, "Are you F'n nuts? The legislature in 1862 passed a law allowing the circut court of Duval County to be held here for the reason that the county seat was in the hands of the Union forces.
We stepped into the night after 4 or 5 minutes of careful planning without a thought about consequences or the fact that we had no idea where Pauline's actually was.A We walked the muddy mile down past the motor pool to the fence at post's edge, 8 feet high topped with barb wire. John Newton had undertaken a joint force expedition to engage and destroy Confederate troops that had attacked at Cedar Keys and Fort Myers and were allegedly encamped somewhere around St. Carleton had one small mishap, probably took 5 stitches, but as I told him he'll always have that scar on his ass to brag about. The plan was to follow perimeter road until the left corner, ducking the MP jeeps on patrol. Turn right then a short hike cross country until we found the paved road Pauline's was supposed be on. The Army force, however, had advanced and, after finding one bridge destroyed, started before dawn on March 6 to attempt to cross the river at Natural Bridge.
Confederate forces, protected by breastworks, guarded all of the approaches and the bridge itself.
The action at Natural Bridge lasted most of the day, but, unable to take the bridge, the Union troops retreated to the protection of the fleet.
Although Confederate Florida proclaimed Natural Bridge a great victory, celebration in Tallahassee was short-lived.
Three weeks after the battle, on April 1, 1865, Governor John Milton took his own life at his plantation home in Jackson County. A half hour later Carleton yelled "Keep moving I see a light!" We made the light and it was right beside the highway.
While he left no explanation for his suicide, Milton was physically and mentally exhausted after leading his state during three and a half years of war. A week after Milton’s death, on April 9, 1865, General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to General Grant following the Union general’s capture of Richmond. McCook arrived in Tallahassee to accept Confederate Major General Samuel Jones’ surrender of all Confederate forces in Florida.
Not a slow pace but a good long march carrying full gear pace, whistling, shouting cadence counts, telling lies and laughing. In a formal ceremony held in Tallahassee on May 20, McCook ordered the United States flag to be raised over the Capitol. On the morning of May 5, 1864, the Union V Corps attacked Ewell’s Corps on the Orange Turnpike, while A.P. Hill’s corps during the afternoon encountered Getty’s Division (VI Corps) and Hancock’s II Corps on the Plank Road.
Fighting was fierce but inconclusive as both sides attempted to maneuver in the dense woods. Carleton let out a yelp and took off running and I was just a step behind him.A A small dirt parking lot then a weathered log cabin, stoop shouldered and tired looking, appeared out of the fog as we got closer.
At dawn on May 6, Hancock attacked along the Plank Road, driving Hill’s Corps back in confusion. At noon, a devastating Confederate flank attack in Hamilton’s Thicket sputtered out when Lt.
He looked at me and pushed the door open.A Cigarette smoke filled the small dim room, an overhead light reflected in the mirror behind the small bar.
I stood at the left end Carleton was next to me then 3 guys who looked pretty much the same. One occupied.A i»?i»?A A short woman, 50ish, walked out of the back, a little puffy, reddish hair, eyebrows arched on in a ruddy shade.
She walked over to me, her eyes were the bluest I'd ever seen; something sparkled on her earlobe. On May 7, the Federals advanced by the left flank toward the crossroads of Spotsylvania Courthouse. Although Lee had correctly guessed the locations of the crossings and had been positively informed of the Northern march routes, it was not until midday that he became convinced the Union columns were definitely moving to his right.
Only after making that determination did he allow his own various army corps to begin their marches.
Orders went out to Ewell (whose men had been standing ready since dawn) to move his 17,000 men east along the Orange Turnpike.
Hill was told to march his III Corps, some 22,000 strong, east from the Orange Court House area. Richard Anderson, to watch the river–just in case the enemy tried to slip behind him. Lee’s remaining infantry corps, Lt. Actually you're supposed to have an incredible selection of the best drinks a soldier, er, I mean a person can find this far north.
James Longstreet’s I Corps, had been serving in the Western theater and had only returned in late April. Lee’s operative plan anticipated the three corps forming a continuous north-south line, and Longstreet’s route was designed to bring his men up on Hill’s right flank, even as Hill himself took station off Ewell’s right. Lee had not been able to turn Meade’s force from its course. Other than giving direction to the full and partial corps that were struck by the enemy on May 5, Lee had little tactical control over the combat.
Thanks to Ewell’s adroit shifting of resources and the nullifying effects of the Wilderness on Hancock’s late-afternoon attack against Hill, the Confederate army barely managed to survive a bad day. Lee’s failure to better prepare Hill’s men for Hancock’s dawn attack nearly began the day with a disastrous rout. After Longstreet’s wounding, Lee’s insistence on a late-afternoon assault along the Orange Plank Road resulted in the loss of thousands of valuable men. Although the third state to secede, Florida's small population and meager industrial resources made the state of little strategic importance to either side.
However Florida's 13000 mile coastline proved invaluable for the production of salt, made by boiling sea water in large kettles or evaporating it in man-made tidal pools.
Two double sized shot glasses hit the well-worn wooden bar, filled in a smooth, much experienced motion. During his last months in office Governor Madison Starke Perry, whose single term was to expire in the fall of 1861 and who would later command the 7th Florida Infantry, strove to organize and equip Florida's troops. A a€?Holy Shit!a€? Carleton whispered to me.A Midnight sounded on the wind up grandfather clock by the door.
Carleton was new best friends with the funny talking bearded guy and I was too hammered to move. The fog was still dense, we hadn't really considered the fact that 12 miles out is 12 miles back. A About a half hour later we were sitting beside the road as headlights appeared out of the fog.
We drove for a half hour or so, Carleton had started spouting some kind of gibberish that mocked their accents.
The truck started and they disappeared into the fog.A Just as they said we found the railroad track. A A My next memory is Saturday afternoon, being jostled roughly and someone yelling at me in a deep southern voice. Get out of the rack and enjoy this wonderful God given day!a€? The room was floating in circles in front of me. You poor stupid dumb ass excuse for a soldier you fell for that story?a€? He was almost laughing.
We've spent a lot of money rescuing their asses after a couple days in the woods.a€? He shook has head as he now couldn't contain his laughter. I don't think I said goodbye to Carleton, I may not have even talked with him after that night.
The next chapter started bad and only got worse.A Robert Carleton and I were never in touch again. I looked for him 20 or so years ago and found a cousin who said he lived alone and was doing well. The exact date of their organization is unknown, but they existed at least as early as February, 1864 when they participated in the Battle of Olustee.
Without weapons training, Miller, a messman third class, jumped into action when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941.
However, after a nasty and aggressive campaign by male pilots who wanted the WASP jobs during World War II, they were the only wartime unit that was denied military status by Congress and were sent home before the war was over and their job was done.
Because the women were denied military status, the WASP received no insurance or benefits during or after the war, and if a WASP died during training or while on a mission, their families were not allowed to put a service star in the window, nor could the WASP receive a military burial. It wasna€™t until the middle of the 1970a€?s that they would be recognized as World War II veterans, and it wasna€™t until 2010, that the United States government would recognize those women who died during their service and the surviving WASP would receive the congressional gold medal. We Served Too provides a first hand account from WASP who tell their story and discuss their experiences during the three pivotal periods that make up the WASP history. Evidently, this regiment became attached to the Army of Tennessee under the command of Gen. They fought at the Battles of Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Gaines Mill, and Malvern Hill in 1862.
The $50,000 needed for the trip is raised entirely by the students through sponsorships, grants and fundraisers.A Those wishing to find out more can call 517-851-7770, ext. Perry's Brigade served under Anderson’s Division of Longstreet’s First Corps, of the Army of Northern Virginia.
Colonel David Lang took command of the Florida Brigade and led them at Fredricksburg in Dec 1862 and Chancellorsville in May 1863. I told them online!!!" Clayton B, CAA "You are now my favorite supplier!" Mark S., CAA "I'm no hero, just an old marine, but you treat me like one. Peace and Semper Fidelis," Joe M., MIA "I can't begin to tell you how happy I was with your photos. They were attached to Picket's Division, and took part in the famous attack on the Union center on the 3rd day.
After the Battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania in 1864, the Brigade was joined by the victors of the Battle of Olustee, the 9th, 10th, and 11th Regiments. General Joseph Finegan, the famous commander of Florida forces at Olustee, took command of the Florida Brigade, then known as “Finegan’s Brigade”. You really helped me alot." John B, CTA "I appreciate your work and Veterans discount and completing my order so quickly. In the last year of war the Florida Brigade fought at Cold Harbor in June 1864 and Petersburg during the winter. The Florida Brigade retreated with the Army of Northern Virginia and surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. The 29th Infantry Regiment, organized at Big Shanty, Georgia, during the summer of 1861, contained men from Thomas, Berrien, Tift, Stephens, and Dougherty counties. For a time Companies A and G served as heavy artillerists in the Savannah area and the rest of the command was at Charleston.
So about 20 G-14a€?s, named Avia S-99 and two G-12a€?s named CS-99 were produced.There were plans for a large scale production to equip the new Czech air force. In September 1945 the stock of DB 605 engines was lost in a fire in the factory where they were stored and an alternative powerplant had to be found.
The 109 airframe was adapted for the Jumo engine and the first Jumo engined S-199 first flew in March 1947.
The unit participated in the difficult campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Atlanta, endured Hood's winter operations in Tennessee, and fought at Bentonville.
The S-199 and the two seat trainer CS-199 served for some years with the Czech air force but was soon replaced.In 1948 25 of the S-199 fighters were sold to the new state of Israel where they served during the 1948 war fighting against Egyptian Spitfires!. Owen.Colonel William Manning 50th Georgia Volunteer InfantryMarch 22, 1862 through July 31, 1863, Resigned    The 50th Georgia Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment raised by the state of GA to fight for the Confederacy in the American Civil War. This regiment was formed in March 4th, 1862, in Savannah, Georgia, primarily from recruits from southern Georgia.


Until one day, Kilroy's boss called him into his office.The foreman was upset about all the wages being paid to riveters,and asked him to investigate. As a result, Kilroy's inspection "trademark" was seen by thousands of servicemen who boarded the troop ships the yard produced.His message apparently rang a bell with the servicemen. Before war's end, "Kilroy" had been here, there, and everywhere on the long hauls to Berlin and Tokyo. Servicemen began placing the graffiti wherever they landed, claiming it Kilroy became the U.S.
Pemberton sent the 50th Georgia Volunteers to Richmond to join the Army of Northern Virginia under its commanding general, Robert E. Everest, the Statue of Liberty, the underside ofThe Arc de Triomphe, and even scrawled in the dust on the moon. During the Battle of Antietam, the regiment was assigned to Toombs Brigade (in the South this battle is known as the battle of Sharpsburg), after the nearby town. Underwater demolition teams routinelysneaked ashore on Japanese-held islands in the Pacific to map the terrain forComing invasions by U.S. Toomb's Georgia troops were credited with defending the bridge over Antietam creek against several ill fated attempts to cross it, until finally being pushed back late in the afternoon.
Troops (and thus, presumably, were the first GI's there).On one occasion, however, they reported seeing enemy troops painting over the Kilroy logo!In 1945, an outhouse was built for the exclusive use of Roosevelt, Stalin,And Churchill at the Potsdam conference.
After the battle, the 50th Regiment was permanently assigned to Paul Jones Semmes's Brigade.
Its' first occupant was Stalin, who emerged and asked his aide (in Russian), "Who is Kilroy?"A To help prove his authenticity in 1946, James Kilroy brought along officialsfrom the ship yard and some of the riveters.
Simms.   For the majority of the war, the 50th Georgia served with the First Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. Some of the early battles in the East that the regiment took part in includedSoth Mtn, Sharpsburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. The regiment went south when James Longstreet took his corps to Georgia and Tennesse in the fall of 1863, where it was engaged at the Siege of Knoxville. The exhibit will feature historical artifacts from a Revolutionary War rifle to a camouflage kippah designed to honor a casualty of the War in Iraq. Photos, video, and interactive media will illustrate the full experience of those Jews who have worn the uniform of our country.
Wally served in WWII in the United States Marines, 2nd Marine Div, 2nd Bn, 8th Regt, Fox Co. Known as a particularly ferocious fighter, Ambrose Hill was promoted to Confederate lieutenant general shortly before his death in 1865. Like many other Virginians, the West Point graduate followed his state onto the battlefield, helping Robert E.
Ambrose Powell Hill was a professional soldier, an artilleryman from West Point (1847) who served the Confederacy in the infantry. She said: a€?Wally if you hang onto this bill, you will never be broke!a€? So I put it in my billfold, and left December the 12th for San Diego , Ca. Just after dark I stepped outside the barracks into a misty rain, which looked almost like snow as I looked up into the yard lights. He rose to command a brigade of Virginians at Williamsburg and Yorktown , the opening stages of the Peninsular Campaign.
Yup, tears streamed down my cheeks, but I told myself that I am now a Marine, and they dona€™t cry!i»?A After boot camp, I carried the bill in my billfold to New Zealand with me for training there, and then was transferred a couple of months later. His performance earned him promotion to Major General (May 26, 1862) and command of a division in the battle at Hanover Court House. After the lull, while Lee took command, he fought brilliantly through the Seven Days Battles, then in Jackson ’s Corps at Cedar Mountain , Second Manassas, and the capture of Harper’s Ferry. On the 17th of September he was busy clearing up the Union forces at Harper’s Ferry, while McClellan was attacking Lee a few miles away at Antietam . During the 2nd or 3rd night a strong storm came up, causing a€?large waves,a€™ which is uncommon for the Pacific ocean (so we were told). Hill force-marched his division all day, arriving just as a Union attack was threatening to sweep through Lee’s weak right flank. I remember my cot shifting back and forth some, and the next morning they told us that some 2 dozen had slid off the deck, and of course they never even slowed down to look for them (remember this is a€?war timea€™) and life was not all that importanta€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦i»?A We continued on our trip, and on Nov 10th, 1943 we boarded a€?amphibious tanksa€™ and headed in to capture Tarawa . Hill’s men had replaced their thread-bare grey coats with new blue ones; Burnside’s men were also expecting reinforcements on their flank. It had been bombed and shelled so much, that they thought there will be little if any resistancea€”wrong! The Japanese had built concrete a€?pill boxes,a€™ and bunkers made of steel and concrete so thick, that the shelling did no damage to them.
Even the airplane bombing did not penetrate them.i»?A I was in the 1st a€?wave,a€™ and as we neared the island, our machine gunners mounted on our tanks, were firing like mad (which surprised me as there was supposed to be no resistance), until they were killed by incoming Japanese gunners fire, who had left the safety of the bunkers.
As we got almost to the beach we started jumping out, and most ofA  us did not make it because of the machine gunners.
The area we landed on, had a high sea wall, so we got up against it and threw hand grenades toward the gunners, but they were a€?far enough backa€™ that they did no harm, and as we tried to climb over the wall, the gunners again did their thing, blocking our approach.i»?I could see that the tank to our left, had taken a a€?cannon typea€™ shell right through the middle of it, so all on it had lost their livesa€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦i»?While we were laying there, the few of us that were left, tried to figure out what to do, as there was no leadership alive. About then a couple of large special a€?Higginsa€™ boats, loaded with Marines, started coming in to help us out. These boats had a a€?rampa€? the was lowered at the front, and as the the Marines came running out into a€?waist deepa€™ water, the were immediately mowed down by the Japs. All we could do was look in horror as some 300 young men died, as they had no place for cover and lost their lives. Some 970 Marines lost their lives on this small island in some 72 hoursa€¦i»?A Fortunately, quite a ways to our right, the fighting was much less, and in several hours a beach head had been established, and Marines & equipment came pouring in. Apparently this went on all night (I had no way of knowing), and by morning the few of us left, crawled to a€?their areaa€™ and a line was formed across the island, and we all started a drive to take over the rest of the island.i»?I had moved forward towards the end of one of the big bunkers, looking to get to the entrance, when a Jap soldier apparently had slipped out of the entrance, and quickly threw a hand grenade at us. I dropped to the ground, and just before getting there, I took part of the grenade in my right chest.
I remember looking at the blood coming down my a€?fatigue jacket,a€™ and thinking: a€?I hope I dona€™t die!a€? I crawled back to where we had started the drive and a corpsman came to me, and bandaged me, and I think he gave me a shot of morphine, and attached a name tag (which I still have) to my a€?dog tagsa€™.
Apparently the Navy had only brought a small hospital ship to the area, thinking that it would not be used much, but it was already full, so I was put on a€?some other ship.a€?A i»?I think I went into severe shock as I only remember watching a a€?burial at sea,a€™ and then the next thing I knew I was in a Naval Hospital in Honolulu . I think part of the longer stay, was that I was suffering what they called a€?combat fatigue,a€™ but they have different name for it now.i»?A Some time in early Jan, I rejoined my old squad and went into training for the next campaign, which was Saipan . This was a much bigger island and I was in the 3rd wave this time, and while the Japs were set up with mortars, etc, once we got past the beach it became a fire fight from time to time. About the 3rd day, we moving forward to take care of a a€?nest of machine gunners.a€™ I had just moved forward, but one of the guys (Dick) in my squad did not make a move. I hollered to him to move out, but he said, a€?I cana€™t Ia€™m hit.a€? So I crawled over to him and he told me he was not going to make it, but asked me to take his a€?Marine ring,a€? off of his finger and give it to his dad. I put the ring on my finger, and wore it until some weeks or a month (?) later.i»?This will be hard to believe (had I not been there, I too would maybe not believe,) but the island had grown sugar cane, so the Navy had shelled it with incendiary shells that set the fairly dry cane on fire. They did this so it was easier to see any emplacements, with out the corn blocking our view. Well, the heat from the burning caused a€?sweetnessa€™ to run out of the stalks, and flies fed on it and began multiplying, so much so that in aA  few days, in the early morning we could actually hear buzzing as the flies started the day.
The flies were so dense that it was impossible to eat a a€?C or Ka€? ration without having to pick several of them out of the food. Since the island was basically secured by then, we just had to stay up on a cliff over looking the ocean, as they had not had time to set up a tent city for us to move into.
They had however set up several a€?hospitala€™ tents, so a bunch of us sickies went some distance down to them, and spent 2 weeks there, while they treated us.i»?A A week or 2 later we landed on a sister island name Tinian , which was largely a mopping up operation.
By now my a€?combat fatiguea€™ had gotten worse, so I was flown to a Naval hospital in Richmond , Ca. While there I looked up Dicka€™s (see above) dad, and gave him the ring off of my finger, and to my surprise he told me that before Dick had left for the Marines, he bought 2 of the rings, one for him and one for Dick. So we traded rings, and I wore it for a number of years, in fact until it a€?wore through.a€™i»?After some 3 weeks or so, I was transferred to Seal Beach , Ca which was a Naval A ammunition depot, and Marines did the guard duty.
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Showers were never long.After two weeks the troops were tiring of the lack of alcohol and the companionship of the native girls at the bars in Fairbanks.
I'm sure having troops restricted to base made that generous decision easier for the brass to make.Friday afternoon, Robert Carleton walked over to my bunk and laid out a plan.
When Merle cussed he meant business.Later that night we left the barracks by the side door, the fragrance of English Leather thick in the air.
We stepped into the night after 4 or 5 minutes of careful planning without a thought about consequences or the fact that we had no idea where Pauline's actually was.A Pitch black night. Carleton let out a yelp and took off running and I was just a step behind him.A small dirt parking lot then a weathered log cabin, stoop shouldered and tired looking, appeared out of the fog as we got closer.
He looked at me and pushed the door open.Cigarette smoke filled the small dim room, an overhead light reflected in the mirror behind the small bar. Carleton let out a yelp and took off running and I was just a step behind him.A Pitch black night.
One occupied.Ita€™s time to make the world safe, for NATO to act as it was formed to do in this global situationa€¦respond to terrorists in unison with might.MAKE NO MISTAKE, THIS IS WAR! A The United States, England, France, Russia (in particular) and all NATO countries in general, need to step up the a€?war on terrora€™, and let us call it what it is, what even the Pope has labeled it, a€?a world wara€?, against first-strike, Islamic extremists that use terror as a means to try to instill fear, cause pain, innocentsa€™ suffering and death.Call them ISIS, ISIL or the fanatics that they are, these self -proclaimed jihadists have declared their (un)holy war on all infidels who do not believe as they do. These radical extremists number only a few thousand (out of a reported 1 billion Muslims world-wide) but affect us all as potential a€?soft targetsa€™ for their next strike.Clearly identified attacks from these terrorists have gone on since the 1980a€™s and have significantly increased of late. A One of the very sad outcomes will continue to be the loss of innocent lives, including the young recruits who have been naively or ideologically lead via intense Internet recruiting, along with those whoa€™ve been threatened into pledging their lives and futurea€¦ led to believe that their way to heaven justifies the bombing, stabbing, shooting, beheading and suicide missions that zealots call on them to do.A Ita€™s time to make the world safe, for NATO to act as it was formed to do in this global situationa€¦respond to terrorists in unison with might.MAKE NO MISTAKE, THIS IS WAR! We look forward to hearingA from you and know others will appreciate your input on our country's history and your place in it both yesterday and today. Anyway, Arch looked at Carleton through his triple thick glasses and exclaimed, "Are you F'n nuts? Carleton had one small mishap, probably took 5 stitches, but as I told him he'll always have that scar on his ass to brag about.
Turn right then a short hike cross country until we found the paved road Pauline's was supposed be on. Actually you're supposed to have an incredible selection of the best drinks a soldier, er, I mean a person can find this far north. Now what can I get you?a€?i»?I'd heard of it but never sampled the mad water from Mexico.



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