Tuesday, November 30, 2010

1LAR Expected Camp Pendelton Tuesday


WELCOME HOME!
"CAMP PENDLETON – Approximately 200 Marines and sailors with the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion are expected to return to this base Tuesday after a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan.OCR"

Republicans control both chambers of state Legislatures as well as the governorships in 21 states.


Executive Order 9102, March 18, 1942, and Executive Order 9066 February 19,1942 calling for the internment, AKA prison camps, of U.S. born Americans were so ordered and so done by POTUS Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a DEMOCRAT.

"Executive Orders do not require Congressional approval to take effect but they have the same legal weight as laws passed by Congress. The President's source of authority to issue Executive Orders can be found in the Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution which grants to the President the "executive Power." Section 3 of Article II further directs the President to "take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed." To implement or execute the laws of the land, Presidents give direction and guidance to Executive Branch agencies and departments, often in the form of Executive Orders."
This Nation.com

Monday, November 29, 2010

4th LAR 2003-Iraq

video
4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion- Operation Iraqi Freedom. Scenes include Marines patrolling down a vast barren area in a village, observing helicopters and locals as they provide security, attempting to communicate with local Iraqis and Marines in various security positions. 06.6.2003

Sunday, November 28, 2010

LCp. Kyle. W. Kramer LAR/BLT1

Lance Cpl. Kyle W. Kramer, War Pig driver, 04.30.2009, Light Armored Reconnaissance Platoon, BLT1, USS Boxer. credit photo Cpl. Robert Medina

Saturday, November 27, 2010

21 Dog Tags -21 US Marines-2LAR-memorial

Memorial service, 4/29/2009, for the 21 Marines from 2LAR who died in support of Operations Just Cause, Iraqi Freedom
and Enduring Freedom.

Photo credit Cpl. Meghan J. Canlas

Friday, November 26, 2010

Lance Cpl. Justin L. Chase, 1LAR

Lance Cpl. Justin L. Chase, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, and Sally L. McCoy, a Children Giving Gifts volunteer from Orange County, Calif., show Caleb, Naomi and Lucas Mata gifts items at Children Giving Gifts in San Mateo, Nov. 20, 2010.

Photo ByLine: Lance Cpl Benjamin Crilly

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Remember your Marine and America on this day...

Professor Paul Rahe:via Powerline blog

On Thanksgiving, it is customary that Americans recall to mind the experience of the Pilgrim Fathers This year, it is especially appropriate that we do so -- as we pause, in the midst of an economic maelstrom, to count our remaining blessings and to reflect on the consequences of our election of a President and a Congress intent on "spread[ing] the wealth around."

We have much to learn from the history of the Plymouth Plantation. For, in their first year in the New World, the Pilgrims conducted an experiment in social engineering akin to what is now contemplated; and, after an abortive attempt at cultivating the land in common, their leaders reflected on the results in a manner that Americans today should find instructive.

William Bradford, Governor of the Plymouth Colony, reports that, at that time, he and his advisers considered "how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery." And "after much debate of things," he then adds, they chose to abandon communal property, deciding that "they should set corn every man for his own particular" and assign "to every family a parcel of land, according to the proportion of their number, for that end."

The results, he tells us, were gratifying in the extreme, "for it made all hands very industrious" and "much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been." Even "the women now went willingly into the field, and took their little ones with them to set corn; which before would allege weakness and inability; whom to have compelled would have been thought great tyranny and oppression."

Moreover, he observes, "the experience that was had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years . . . amongst godly and sober men, may well evince the vanity of that conceit of Plato's and other ancients applauded by some of later times . . . that the taking away of property and bringing in community into a commonwealth would make them happy and flourishing." In practice, America's first socialist experiment "was found to breed much confusion and discontent and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort."

In practice, "the young men, that were most able and fit for labor and service, did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men's wives and children without any recompense. The strong, or man of parts, had no more in division of victuals and clothes than he that was weak and not able to do a quarter the other could; this was thought injustice. The aged and graver men to be ranked and equalized in labors and victuals, clothes etc., with the meaner and younger sort, thought it some indignity and disrespect unto them. And for men's wives to be commanded to do service for other men, as dressing their meat, washing their clothes, etc., they deemed it a kind of slavery, neither could many husbands well brook it."

Naturally enough, quarrels ensued. "If it did not cut off those relations that God hath set amongst men," Bradford notes, "yet it did at least much diminish and take off the mutual respects that should be preserved amongst them. And [it] would have been worse if they had been men of another condition" less given to the fear of God. "Let none object," he concludes, that "this is men's corruption, and nothing to the course itself. I answer, seeing all men have this corruption in them, God in His wisdom saw another course fitter for them."

The moral is perfectly clear. Self-interest cannot be expunged. Where there is private property and its possession and acquisition are protected and treated with respect, self-interest and jealousy can be deployed against laziness and the desire for that which is not one's own, and there tends to be plenty as a consequence.

But where one takes from those who join talent with industry to provide for those lacking either or both, where the fruits of one man's labor are appropriated to benefit another who is less productive, self-interest reinforces laziness, jealousy engenders covetousness, and these combine in a bitter stew to produce both conflict and dearth.

Paul A. Rahe holds the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in the Western Heritage at Hillsdale College. He is the author, most recently, of the companion studies Montesquieu and the Logic of Liberty: War, Religion, Commerce, Climate, Terrain, Technology, Uneasiness of Mind, the Spirit of Political Vigilance, and the Foundations of the Modern Republic and Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville, and the Modern Prospect.

C3LAR Task Force

Charlie Company, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance BattalionNinewa province, Iraq, July 9, 2009.

photo credit: Sgt. Eric C. Schwartz

Washington's Proclamation of Thanksgiving

WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houfes of Congress have, by their joint committee, requefted me "to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLICK THANSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to eftablifh a form of government for their safety and happiness:"


NOW THEREFORE, I do recommend and affign THURSDAY, the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted by the people of thefe States to the fervice of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our fincere and humble thanksfor His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the fignal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpofitions of His providence in the courfe and conclufion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have fince enjoyed;-- for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to eftablish Conftitutions of government for our fafety and happinefs, and particularly the national one now lately instituted;-- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are bleffed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffufing useful knowledge;-- and, in general, for all the great and various favours which He has been pleafed to confer upon us.

And also, that we may then unite in moft humbly offering our prayers and fupplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and befeech Him to pardon our national and other tranfgreffions;-- to enable us all, whether in publick or private ftations, to perform our feveral and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a bleffing to all the people by conftantly being a Government of wife, juft, and conftitutional laws, difcreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all fovereigns and nations (especially fuch as have shewn kindnefs unto us); and to blefs them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increafe of fcience among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind fuch a degree of temporal profperity as he alone knows to be beft.

GIVEN under my hand, at the city of New-York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand feven hundred and eighty-nine.

(signed) G. Washington

President: Abraham Lincoln A Proclamation For a day of Thanksgiving and Praise

Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People.

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

2 years 1 month 27 days-till January 20-

Zogby:UTICA, New York - President Barack Obama's job approval sucks wind at 39%. Same rating as Palin. Wonderments will never cease.

HEH,..."The Obama administration has a message for the world. The message is something along these lines: The United States is very bad, but Barack Obama is very good. He seeks to redeem America from its evil."POWERLINE BLOG

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Battle of the MOST Facebook 'like's-Marines lead-over 700,000 Fans

Via Milblogging.com: This morning's e-Notes on the current standing of the MOST Facebook likes.

Marines
777,015 People Like This


The U.S. Army
528,216 People Like This

United States Air Force
242,008 People Like This

U.S. Navy
233,777 People Like This

U.S. Coast Guard
39,335 People Like This

Monday, November 22, 2010

VIP "Taker" on Op. Root Canal

IED detector named ‘Taker’, 3rd Combat Engineers, calmly waits in the Dental Detachment office at Camp Leatherneck for a root canal. Humm. Where has he been stashing his pogey bait?
photo credit Sgt Brian A. Lautenslager

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Corporal Omar Curbelo,E3LAR

Corporal Omar Curbelo,

ECHO Company , 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance
Vector 21B binoculars Supporting Arms Virtual Trainer
June 15, 2010

credit photo Lance Cpl. Andrew D. Thorburn
a: no

Friday, November 19, 2010

Full Honors for Cpl. Kimo Abraham, Delta 3LAR, died in his sleep

David Reynolds, right, the economic/consular officer with the U.S. Embassy Kolonia, delivers a condolence message from the embassy to the family of Cpl. Kimo Abraham during a full military honors ceremony Nov. 3. Abraham was serving as an infantryman with Company D, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. He died weeks before he was scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan. photo credit: Cpl. Rebekka S. Heite


Marine returns home with full honors 11/19/2010 By Cpl. Rebekka S. Heite , Marine Corps Bases Japan KOSRAE, Federated States of Micronesia —

Members of Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, rendered full military honors at Cpl Kimo Abraham's funeral Nov. 3, 2010. Cpl Kimo Abraham died in his sleep while serving on active duty as an infantryman with Company D, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion.

The day before the funeral, the pall bearers, Casualty Assistance Call Officer, Assistant CACO, Abraham's mother and sister had met the plane at the only airport on Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, where Abraham was born and grew up. Hundreds of Kosraens had also met the flight by lining up along the fence line of the airport. After seeing Abraham safely off the airplane and into the ambulance that would take him to his mother's home and his final resting place, the pall bearers and the escort, Abraham's second-cousin Lance Cpl. Claude Phillips, met with the rifle squad and moved into position in front of Abraham's mother's home. On the way to his mother's home, hundreds of locals lined the streets of Kosrae to pay their respects and even more were at the actual site of Abraham's wake and funeral. When the ambulance arrived at the home, the rifle squad and its commander were lining either side of the scarlet and gold carpet. The pall bearers were in position to carry Abraham from the ambulance to his place of honor in front of his mother's home. "Anytime we lay a Marine to rest, and pay honors, it's obviously a sad occasion," said Gunnery Sgt. Roberto Barba, one of the pall bearers. "But in this case it's an even sadder occasion when we lay someone to rest who is still on active duty. It's hard to see a fallen comrade laid to rest. It's unfortunate, but we're here to do the best job we can." During the funeral, a member of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band played taps on his trumpet. The trumpeter, Cpl. Joseph Foster, also played the Marines Hymn after the flag from Abraham's casket had been folded and handed to his mother. A second flag, which had been placed in the casket with him before he was placed on the plane, was given to his sister. Abraham would have turned 25 years old on the day he was buried. He was originally scheduled to leave the Marine Corps this month, but instead he extended his contract 10 months, said Phillips, a switch operator with Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Division, 1st MEF. "He extended his contract so he could deploy with his buddies," said Phillips, just one year older than Abraham. "He cared about them." Abraham deployed twice to Iraq during his first contract, he added. "Kimo's thing was in the field," said Phillips. "That is where he really shined. He always had a clean haircut and shave. He just liked the field better.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lance Cpl. Kevin D. Jones,2LAR

Lance Corporal Kevin D. Jones, War Pig mech, on call 24/7, Camp Korean Village, Iraq, July 18, 2008. credit photo: Cpl. Ryan Tomlinson

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Raid on Bahram Cha-1LAR


Terrain model for mission brief. 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance prep work on Oct. 22, 2010 for raid on Bahram Cha to disrupt enemy networks during Operation Steel Dawn II.
photo credit

Lt. Col. Scott D. Leonard, C.O. 1LAR

Lt. Col. Scott D. Leonard, Commanding Officer, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, and Marines at the start of
Operation Steel Dawn Oct. 25, 2010.

photo credit Cpl. Paul D. Zellner

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion-Operation Steel Dawn II Barham Chah, Helmand province Afghanistan 10.30.2010.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

OBAMACARE Waivers-"they did not create a law that benifits all of us"





HHS

Approved Applications for Waiver of the Annual Limits Requirements of the PHS Act Section 2711 as of November 1, 2010

*All Applicants Listed have had 1 or more plans/policies approved

Applications for waivers from annual limit requirements are reviewed on a case by case basis by Department officials who look at a series of factors including whether or not a premium increase is large or if a significant number of enrollees would lose access to their current plan because the coverage would not be offered in the absence of a waiver. More detailed information on specific criteria can be found at: http://www.hhs.gov/ociio/regulations/11-05-2010annual_limits_waiver_bulletin.pdf. Approved applicants are granted an annual limit waiver for one year. The Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight’s sub-regulatory guidance on the process for obtaining waivers of the annual limits requirements may be found at: http://www.hhs.gov/ociio/regulations/patient/ociio_2010-1_20100903_508.pdf

Applicant

Application
Received

Plan
Effective
Date

Number
of
Enrollees

Application
Completed by
Applicant

Waiver
Approved

1

Protocol Marketing Group

10/4/2010

1/1/2011

454

10/25/2010

11/1/2010

2

Sasnak

9/29/2010

1/1/2011

813

9/29/2010

11/1/2010

3

Star Tek

10/1/2010

1/1/2011

1,423

10/26/2010

11/1/2010

4

Adventist Care Centers

10/1/2010

1/1/2011

725

10/26/2010

10/29/2010

5

B.E.S.T of NY

10/7/2010

1/1/2011

1,200

10/27/2010

10/29/2010

6

Boskovich Farms, Inc

10/8/2010

1/1/2011

165

10/28/2010

10/29/2010

7

Gallegos Corp

9/29/2010

1/1/2011

86

10/28/2010

10/29/2010

8

Jeffords Steel and Engineering

10/4/2010

1/1/2011

112

10/28/2010

10/29/2010

9

O.K. Industries

10/4/2010

1/1/2011

1,238

10/28/2010

10/29/2010

10

Service Employees Benefit Fund

10/12/2010

11/1/2010

1,297

10/29/2010

10/29/2010

11

Sun Pacific Farming Coop

10/6/2010

12/1/2010

1,109

10/6/2010

10/29/2010

12

UFCW Allied Trade Health & Welfare Trust

10/5/2010

1-Dec

68

10/25/2010

10/29/2010

13

HCR Manor Care

10/5/2010

1/1/2011

2,666

10/26/2010

10/28/2010

14

IBEW No.915

9/28/2010

1/1/2011

930

10/15/2010

10/28/2010

15

Integra BMS for Culp, Inc.

10/4/2010

1/1/2011

34

10/25/2010

10/28/2010

16

New England Health Care

9/27/2010

1/1/2011

7,454

10/26/2010

10/28/2010

17

Aegis Insurance

10/6/2010

11/1/2010

67

10/25/2010

10/26/2010

18

Alliance One Tobacco

9/30/2010

1/1/2011

138

10/21/2010

10/26/2010

19

Asbestos Workers Local 53 Welfare Fund

9/29/2010

1/1/2011

2

10/21/2010

10/26/2010

20

Assurant Health (2nd Application)

9/29/2010

1/1/2011

19,024

10/21/2010

10/26/2010

21

Captain Elliot's Party Boats

10/12/2010

11/1/2010

10

10/25/2010

10/26/2010

22

Carlson Restaurants

9/22/2010

1/1/2011

3,381

10/21/2010

10/26/2010

23

CH Guenther & Son

9/24/2010

1/1/2011

300

10/21/2010

10/26/2010

24

CKM Industries dba Miller Environmental

10/5/2010

11/1/2010

34

10/25/2010

10/26/2010

25

CWVEBA

10/14/2010

10/1/2010

4,500

10/18/2010

10/26/2010

26

Darden Restaurants

9/30/2010

1/1/2011

34,000

10/21/2010

10/26/2010

27

Duarte Nursery

9/23/2010

1/1/2011

283

10/19/2010

10/26/2010

28

Employees Security Fund

9/29/2010

1/1/2011

22

9/29/2010

10/26/2010

29

Florida Trowel Trades

9/27/2010

1/1/2011

297

10/21/2010

10/26/2010

30

Ingles Markets

9/30/2010

1/1/2011

917

10/25/2010

10/26/2010

31

Meijer

10/1/2010

1/1/2011

4,873

10/1/2010

10/26/2010

32

O'Reilly Auto Parts

9/23/2010

1/1/2011

9,722

9/23/2010

10/26/2010

33

Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 123 Welfare Fund

9/30/2010

1/1/2011

534

10/21/2010

10/26/2010

34

Sun Belt

9/28/2010

10/1/2010

114

10/20/2010

10/26/2010

35

UFCW Local 227

10/12/2010

11/1/2010

1,125

10/12/2010

10/26/2010

36

Uncle Julio's

9/30/2010

11/1/2010

115

10/25/2010

10/26/2010

37

United Group

9/24/2010

1/1/2011

177

10/19/2010

10/26/2010

38

US Imaging

10/11/2010

11/1/2010

148

10/25/2010

10/26/2010

39

Vino Farms

10/8/2010

11/1/2010

152

10/21/2010

10/26/2010

40

Advanta

9/20/2010

9/1/2011

52

9/20/2010

10/21/2010

41

Agricare

9/23/2010

11/1/2010

437

9/23/2010

10/21/2010

42

Alaska Seafood

9/23/2010

1/1/2010

262

10/15/2010

10/21/2010

43

American Fidelity

9/22/2010

10/23/2010

9,358

10/14/2010

10/21/2010

44

Convergys

9/20/2010

1/1/2011

1,400

9/20/2010

10/21/2010

45

Darensberries

9/28/2010

10/1/2010

1,450

9/28/2010

10/21/2010

46

Gowan Company

9/23/2010

1/1/2011

225

9/27/2010

10/21/2010

47

Greystar

9/23/2010

1/1/2011

1,747

10/13/2010

10/21/2010

48

Macayo Restaurants

9/22/2010

12/1/2010

46

10/18/2010

10/21/2010

49

Periodical Services

9/27/2010

1/1/2011

464

9/27/2010

10/21/2010

50

UniFirst

9/23/2010

9/1/2011

2,659

10/14/2010

10/21/2010

51

Universal Forest Products

9/23/2011

5/1/2010

1,738

10/19/2010

10/21/2010

52

UFCW Maximus Local 455

10/4/2010

1/1/2011

59

10/18/2010

10/18/2010

53

AHS

9/22/2010

1/1/2011

400

10/12/2010

10/14/2010

54

GuideStone Financial Resources

9/21/2010

1/1/2011

354

9/21/2010

10/14/2010

55

Local 25 SEIU

9/29/2010

10/1/2010

31,000

10/7/2010

10/14/2010

56

MAUSER Corp.

9/21/2010

1/1/2011

47

9/24/2010

10/14/2010

57

Preferred Care, Inc.

9/15/2010

1/1/2011

918

9/15/2010

10/14/2010

58

Ruby Tuesday

10/8/2010

1/1/2011

3,219

10/8/2010

10/14/2010

59

The Dixie Group, Inc.

8/27/2010

6/19/2010

269

10/12/2010

10/14/2010

60

UFCW Local 1262

9/20/2010

10/1/2010

5,390

9/20/2010

10/14/2010

61

Whelan Security Company

9/23/2010

1/1/2011

287

10/12/2010

10/14/2010

62

AMF Bowling Worldwide

9/14/2010

1/1/2011

295

10/7/2010

10/12/2010

63

Assisted Living Concepts

9/17/2010

1/1/2011

1,174

9/17/2010

10/12/2010

64

Case & Associates

9/17/2010

1/1/2011

87

9/17/2010

10/12/2010

65

GPM Investments

9/17/2010

1/1/2011

275

9/17/2010

10/12/2010

66

Grace Living Centers

9/14/2010

10/1/2010

534

9/14/2010

10/12/2010

67

Mountaire

9/17/2010

1/1/2011

2,074

9/17/2010

10/12/2010

68

Swift Spinning

9/16/2010

1/1/2011

240

9/16/2010

10/12/2010

69

Belmont Village

9/10/2010

1/1/2011

785

10/4/2010

10/8/2010

70

Caliber Services

9/13/2010

1/1/2011

606

9/13/2010

10/8/2010

71

Cracker Barrel

9/9/2010

1/1/2011

16,823

9/17/2010

10/8/2010

72

DISH Network

9/13/2010

3/1/2011

3,597

9/23/2010

10/8/2010

73

Groendyke Transport, Inc

9/2/2010

1/1/2011

1,322

9/2/2010

10/8/2010

74

Pocono Medical Center

9/24/2010

1/1/2011

3,298

9/24/2010

10/8/2010

75

Regis Corporation

9/10/2010

3/1/2011

3,617

10/1/2010

10/8/2010

76

The Pictsweet Co.

9/13/2010

1/1/2010

694

9/13/2010

10/8/2010

77

Diversified Interiors

9/28/2010

10/1/2010

300

9/28/2010

10/1/2010

78

Local 802 Musicians Health Fund

9/29/2010

10/1/2010

1,801

9/29/2010

10/1/2010

79

Medical Card System

9/20/2010

10/1/2010

6,635

9/23/2010

10/1/2010

80

The Buccaneer

9/22/2010

10/1/2010

125

9/28/2010

10/1/2010

81

CIGNA

9/17/2010

9/26/2010

265,000

9/30/2010

9/30/2010

82

Greater Metropolitan Hotel

9/16/2010

10/1/2010

1,200

9/24/2010

9/30/2010

83

Local 17 Hospitality Benefit Fund

9/16/2010

10/1/2010

881

9/24/2010

9/30/2010

84

GS-ILA

9/15/2010

10/1/2010

298

9/15/2010

9/28/2010

85

Allied

9/13/2010

10/1/2010

127

9/13/2010

9/27/2010

86

Harden Healthcare

9/9/2010

1/1/2011

874

9/29/2010

9/27/2010

87

Health and Welfare Benefit System

9/16/2010

10/1/2010

41

9/16/2010

9/27/2010

88

Health Connector

9/20/2010

10/1/2010

3,544

9/24/2010

9/27/2010

89

I.U.P.A.T

9/16/2010

10/1/2010

875

9/23/2010

9/27/2010

90

Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc.

9/22/2010

10/1/2010

326

9/22/2010

9/27/2010

91

Transport Workers

9/20/2010

10/1/2010

107

9/23/2010

9/27/2010

92

UFT Welfare Fund

9/16/2010

10/1/2010

351,000

9/27/2010

9/27/2010

93

Aegis

9/16/2010

10/1/2010

162

9/21/2010

9/24/2010

94

Aetna

9/16/2010

10/1/2010

209,423

9/16/2010

9/24/2010

95

Allflex

9/20/2010

10/1/2010

34

9/22/2010

9/24/2010

96

Baptist Retirement

9/10/2010

10/1/2010

127

9/17/2010

9/24/2010

97

BCS Insurance

9/13/2010

9/24/2010

115,000

9/22/2010

9/24/2010

98

Cryogenic

9/20/2010

10/1/2010

19

9/20/2010

9/24/2010

99

Fowler Packing Co.

9/8/2010

10/1/2010

39

9/17/2010

9/24/2010

100

Guy C. Lee Mfg.

9/15/2010

10/1/2010

312

9/15/2010

9/24/2010

101

HealthPort

9/17/2010

10/1/2010

608

9/17/2010

9/24/2010

102

Jack in the Box

9/17/2010

10/1/2010

1,130

9/21/2010

9/24/2010

103

Maritime Association

9/17/2010

10/1/2010

500

9/21/2010

9/24/2010

104

Maverick County

9/21/2010

10/1/2010

1

9/23/2010

9/24/2010

105

Metro Paving Fund

9/20/2010

10/1/2010

550

9/20/2010

9/24/2010

106

PMPS-ILA

9/19/2010

10/1/2010

15

9/23/2010

9/24/2010

107

PS-ILA

9/19/2010

10/1/2010

8

9/23/2010

9/24/2010

108

QK/DRD (Denny's)

9/16/2010

10/1/2010

65

9/22/2010

9/24/2010

109

Reliance Standard

9/14/2010

10/1/2010

varies

9/14/2010

9/24/2010

110

Tri-Pak

9/20/2010

10/1/2010

26

9/20/2010

9/24/2010

111

UABT

9/17/2010

10/1/2010

17,347

9/17/2010

9/24/2010

total

1,175,411


Battle of Ia Drang-Operation Silver Bayonet

November 14-18 1965, Battle of Ia Drang- the first battle between the PAVN or the NVA and the new in country US Army. Causalities: US -304 KIA-- PAVN dead estimated 1800 to 3000.

Lessons learned-the American Army figured that Air Mobility supported by artillery was a great tactic as the results were a 12-1 kill ratio. The Army conclusions sent innovation into hibernation at this point and no further thinking, other than attrition, was committed until General Creighton Williams Abrams Jr took over and changed from search and destroy tactics to clear and hold.

For the NVA, lessons learned were dubious at best and stupid at worse. Despite coming away with an awful casualty bill the NVA leadership, nevertheless, concluded that if you hugged the bear the American air and artillery advantage would be canceled. This was the thinking after taking a awful beating ratio of 12 NVA dead to one American. Solid thinking don't you think. Takes you right back to WWI.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sgt. Stan Roberts, 2LAR




Sgt. Stan Roberts three tours of duty- two tours with the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (2d LAR) and one tour 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion (2d AAV) . On June 6, 2007 Sgt. Roberts was wounded when an IED blast into his amphibious assault vehicle took off his leg.

On November 4, 2010 Two LAR and Operation Coming Home welcomed Sgt. Roberts with the keys to his new home: Operation Coming Home.com
"The Hero Home, built by Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC with land donated by developer Gaines and Company, cost under $5000 thanks to the donations of materials and labor from additional sponsors and volunteers. The 1800 sq. ft. ranch style home has features such as handicap accessible doorways and bathrooms, low-profile thresholds, adjusted storage spaces, and a special Marine Corps Man-cave."