Archive for July, 2017

VIETNAM HERO WAS HONORED TODAY!


President Trump presents the Medal of Honor to Army veteran
James McCloughan during a brief but poignant White House
ceremony .

(AP) – President Trump on Monday presented the Medal of Honor to an Army
veteran who 48 years ago repeatedly risked his live to save 10 fellow soldiers
during a deadly days-long fight along Vietnam’s central coast.

In recognizing James McCloughan, now a 71-year-old retired schoolteacher
from Michigan, Trump recounted a gripping tale of selflessness and bravery,
sliding off script occasionally to emphasize just how hellish the battle was and
to marvel that McCloughan and the other Americans who survived managed
to overcome such extraordinary odds.

“He was one of 32 who fought until the end,” the president said, glancing at
McCloughan, who stood stoically a few steps to Trump’s right, “and they held
their ground against more than 2,000 enemy troops. Jim, I know I speak for
everyone here when I say we are in awe of your actions and your bravery.”


Army Pfc. James McCloughan in front of the Vietnam Regional
Exchange Snack Shop, 1969.

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ACTOR SAM SHEPARD HAS DIED AT 73

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At age 21.

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Samuel Shepard Rogers III (November 5, 1943 – July 27, 2017)

(FoxNews) – It was learned today, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor
Sam Shepard, died at his Kentucky home Thursday, July 27th.

A family spokesperson said the Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author
whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in
the American West, died from complications related to Lou Gehrig’s disease,
or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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The space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the moon’s
surface on this day in 1964.

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It was on this day in 1777.

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Sens. Thomas Eagleton (left) and George McGovern were chosen as their
parties candidates for vice president and president, respectively, at the
Democratic National Convention in 1972. Due to health issues and other
personal problems, Eagleton withdrew as McGovern’s running mate on
this day in 1972.

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J.K. Rowling (Joanne Rowling) is 52 years young today.

English-born author J.K. Rowling wrote the bestselling Harry Potter fantasy
books. Her first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
(1997), was followed by six equally popular installments, all of which were
made into feature films. She began writing as a child, creating stories about
a rabbit family for her younger sister’s enjoyment. 

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SINGER PAUL ANKA IS 76 TODAY

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Paul Albert Anka was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Anka released hits like "Put Your Head
on my Shoulder" "You Are My Destiny" and "Diana." He wrote music for
Tom Jones, including his biggest hit "She’s a Lady."

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ANOTHER GEM FROM THE HUMOR FILE ~

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OLD AGE IS COMING AT A REALLY BAD TIME. WHEN I WAS A
CHILD I THOUGHT ‘’NAP TIME’’ WAS A FORM OF PUNISHMENT,
BUT NOW AS A GROWNUP, IT FEELS MORE LIKE A SMALL
VACATION!

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