Archive for May 25th, 2015

MOVIE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1969

The film “Midnight Cowboy” won three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best
Director
and Best Adapted Screenplay. To date, it is the only X-rated film
ever to win Best Picture. It has since been placed 36th on the American
Film Institute’s
list of the 100 greatest American films of all time.


During filming of “Midnight Cowboy”

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AMERICA’S OLDEST COMBAT VETERAN


Richard Arvine Overton

(AP) – Born in Bastrop County, Texas, in 1906, by the time Richard 
Overton celebrated his 109th birthday on May 11 of this year, he had
already gotten used to his celebrity as America’s oldest living combat
veteran.

Having served in the Pacific theater during World War II from 1942 to
1945, Overton was part of the all-black 1887th Engineer Aviation
Battalion, fighting in places like Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He says 
while he saw his share of enemy fire, “I didn’t get a scratch.” He
left the service after attaining the rank of Sergeant. 

As an ambassador for the memory of those who served, Overton has
proven himself exemplary. In that role, the Austin, Texas, native has
been regularly praised by politicians of both parties, many of whom
have come to pay tribute to him and listen to his stories of war. 

When he was the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry (below) met with
Overton on Memorial Day in 2013. 

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REMEMBERING THEIR ULTIMATE SACRIFICE



The mast of the battleship USS Oregon located in Tom McCall Waterfront
Park in Portland.

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REMEMBERING THOSE LOST IN WAR

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS STORIES

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