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  • Gunman kills veteran police detective in Fulton County, GA (Article and Video)

    03/04/2015 9:13:55 PM PST · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 4, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    A gunman ambushed cops and killed a veteran detective early Wednesday during a door-to-door shooting spree in an Atlanta-area suburb, police said. Det. Terence Avery Green, a 22-year veteran Fulton County officer, died in a shootout with the suspect, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. Police said the suspect was possibly drunk when he started terrorizing the Cedar Grove neighborhood near Fairburn, Ga., early Wednesday. He carried a long barrel gun and banged on doors. Then, he fired into some of the homes, police said. Fulton County cops responded to the scene around 1:30 a.m., and the man opened fire on...
  • Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks dead at the age of 83 (Mr. Cub, "Let's play two."

    01/23/2015 8:09:54 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 45 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | 1/23/2015
    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Chicago legend Ernie Banks, also known as 'Mr. Cub' and 'Mr. Sunshine,' died Friday night, sources say. He was 83. Banks would have turned 84 on January 31. He was born in 1931 in Dallas, Texas. Banks was the first African American player to play for the Cubs. In 1950, he played for the Kansas City Monarchs in Negro League Baseball . He then played shortstop and first base for 19 seasons, from 1953 to 1971. The entire time Banks played for the Cubs, he was a national league all-star for 11 seasons. He was...
  • Nellie Gray, 86, dies; was March for Life founder and emcee (Jan 22, 42d Anniversary Roe v. Wade)

    01/21/2015 9:19:13 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies ^ | August 15, 2012 | Mark Pattison
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Nellie Gray, who started the annual March for Life to protest the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide, has died at age 86. She was found dead in her home Aug. 13 in Washington's Capitol Hill neighborhood by a March for Life staffer, Gene Ruane, who said the medical examiner will determine the cause and date of her death. The March for Life has grown into one of the signature events of the pro-life movement. After the first march in 1974, Gray, a Texas native, established the March for Life Education & Defense Fund to sustain...
  • Singer Joe Cocker is dead at 70

    12/23/2014 9:49:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | December 22, 2014 | Brandon Griggs,
    (CNN) -- Joe Cocker, the British blues-rock singer whose raspy voice brought plaintive soul to such hits as "You Are So Beautiful" and the duet "Up Where We Belong," died Monday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 70. Cocker's performing career spanned some 50 years, from Woodstock, where he sang the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends," to the digital-music era. He had tour dates scheduled well into 2015. "Goodbye and God bless to Joe Cocker from one of his friends peace and love," tweeted Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.
  • Two NYPD cops executed in Brooklyn, suspect suicides Officers and killer identified

    12/20/2014 7:18:32 PM PST · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 12/20/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    UPDATE: (Jazz) Police Commissioner William J. Bratton identified the slain officers as Wenjian Liu, a seven-year veteran of the force, and Rafael Ramos, who has been an officer since 2012. UPDATE: (Jazz) As is so often the case, the readers here at Hot Air had identified the killer at least an hour before the media put it out, but they have now confirmed what you already knew.
  • NW Arizona Granny is Now with God

    12/26/2011 9:00:44 PM PST · by betsyross60 · 97 replies · 3+ views
    Granny Ruth departed this earth for her heavenly home sometime over the Christmas weekend. Heaven's gain is Free Republic's loss. She was a wonderful freeper and friend to many.
  • Backhoe has lost his best friend and wife of 26 years. (Sad News #454: backhoe has passed away)

    06/17/2010 4:30:39 AM PDT · by fanfan · 524 replies · 2,478+ views
    Free Dominion and Free Republic ^ | June 17, 2010 | fanfan
    Our Dear Backhoe, lost his wife, Miss. Emily suddenly early Monday morning. The Source URL will take you to the thread he posted on FRee Dominion (Our sister site in Canada), and this link takes you to his announcement here on FR. Most of you know that Backhoe maintains the thread "DUBOB 11- more tales from the Dark UnderBelly Of the Beast...", and since his post was made there, very few have seen it. Our good FRiend could really use our support, so please post all replies to Backhoe. He is busy with funeral arrangements, so may not post...
  • Comedian and disability activist Stella Young dies suddenly aged 32

    12/07/2014 4:49:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    mailonline ^ | 7 December 2014 | Sarah Michael and Emily Crane for Daily Mail Australia
    Comedian, journalist and disability advocate Stella Young has died aged 32. Young died on Saturday evening, according to a statement released by her family. 'With great sadness we acknowledge the passing of Stella Young, our much loved and irreplaceable daughter and sister. Stella passed away on Saturday evening, unexpectedly, but in no pain,' the statement said. Her family said they will hold a private funeral, followed by a public event in Melbourne. Scroll down for video In a statement ABC managing director Mark Scott said Ms Young was an unforgettable communicator and a passionate advocate. 'Stella helped us understand disability...
  • America's Forum | The Way I see it

    10/25/2014 4:41:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    NewsmaxTV ^ | Oct 20, 2014 | JD Hayworth
    Remembering Gladys Hayworth
  • World War II Veteran Given Viking Funeral; U.S. Coast Guard Agreed to Norse Send-Off

    10/03/2014 10:18:42 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, October 2, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    (U.S. Coast Guard photo) WWII veteran given Viking funeral; Coast Guard agreed to Norse send-off World War II veteran Andrew Haines decided years ago that he wanted a Norse-inspired funeral upon his death, and the U.S. Coast Guard obliged. Mr. Haines, who emigrated from Norway in 1927, scaled down blueprints for a 100-foot ship to a few feet in the years before he died. It was then up to the Coast Guard to decide whether it would ignite the boat and send-off Mr. Haines‘ cremated remains in accordance with his wishes. “Oh, I was thrilled,” Mr. Haines’ son Andy...
  • Family Of Jahi McMath Petitioning Court to Have Her Declared “Alive”

    10/02/2014 8:16:22 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 49 replies ^ | 10/2/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    According to the State of California, JahiMcMath has been dead since December 9, 2013, when she went into cardiac arrest after catastrophic side effects from throat surgery. Oakland Children’s Hospital doctors insisted she was brain dead, that is, she had experienced total brain failure. Under California law, brain death is dead. When the doctors stated their intention to remove the life support from Jahi, her mother sued. A brouhaha ensued. A judge appointed an independent physician from Stanford to examine the girl, and he too found she was dead. The judge declared her dead and the state of California issued...
  • Joan Rivers banned Adele, Michelle Obama from funeral

    09/08/2014 5:36:14 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 64 replies
    WSYR-tv ^ | 9-8-2014 | Staff
  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

    09/08/2014 2:29:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2014 4:40 AM EDT
    S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family’s conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93. Chick-fil-A spokesman Mark Baldwin told The Associated Press that Cathy died at home surrounded by members of his family. Funeral plans had not yet been finalized, he said. …
  • In Memory of Jaycee. She was called home yesterday.

    08/22/2014 9:48:42 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 203 replies
    8-22-2014 | JustAmy
    In Memory of Jaycee
  • Celebrities take to Twitter to salute Robin Williams

    08/11/2014 5:31:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies ^ | August 11, 2014 | FoxNews.Com
    RIP Robin Williams.
  • Freeper Tminusfour passed away today

    08/06/2014 7:37:42 PM PDT · by reaganaut · 92 replies
    none | 7/6/14 | Me
    This afternoon, after a long battle with cancer, Freeper Tminusfour passed away. For those of us who were blessed to know her personally, she was an amazing inspiration. She fought the cancer for nine years, cheerfully saying it would not define who she was. She was a model Christian, showing Christ's love in all that she did. She is survived by her husband, Freeper 4merliberal, by four daughters, and by a son and three stepsons. Now in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, she is released from pain and hears the words "Well done, good and faithful...
  • ...Superior General of the Fraternity of Saint Peter on the death of Father Kenneth Walker

    06/15/2014 10:01:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Rorate caeli ^ | June 14, 2014 | Very Rev. John Berg Superior General FSSP
    Dear Friends of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, In the midst of mourning for our dear confrere, Fr. Kenneth Walker, one great consolation has been the outpouring of prayers and condolences expressed by so many bishops, religious communities, fellow priests and faithful. Many of you have informed us of the hundreds of Masses which have already been offered for the repose of his soul and for the health of Fr. Joseph Terra. By the grace of God and thanks to your prayers, Fr. Terra’s life is out of danger and we expect him to make a full recovery. By...
  • Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown, dead

    06/15/2014 9:36:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Casey Kasem, the internationally famous radio broadcaster with the cheerful manner and gentle voice who became the king of the top 40 countdown with a syndicated show that ran for decades, died Sunday. He was 82.
  • TheSarce has suffered a stroke and passed away [#37]

    05/14/2014 7:14:29 PM PDT · by The Bat Lady · 59 replies
    5/14/14 | The Bat Lady
    To Austin Freepers who gathered at the Texas Governors Mansion in 2000 to fight the left and the media over Bush vs. Gore. One of the most memorable FReepers was TheSarce who was a camera bug and she took great pictures of our battle there. If you remember it was 36 days after the election that AlGore refused to concede and every day there was a huge bank of TV cameras on the (left) side of the street and the Freepers on the governors mansion side of the street (protecting him from the left).
  • Longtime baseball fixture Don Zimmer dies at 83

    06/04/2014 6:36:24 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 41 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 06-04-2014
    The Tampa Bay Rays say former major league manager, coach and player Don Zimmer has died. He was 83. Zimmer died Wednesday. He had been in a rehabilitation center in Florida since having heart surgery in mid-April. Zimmer spent more than 60 years in baseball. He was a senior adviser for the Rays.
  • Last of Original Group of Navajo Code Talkers Dies

    06/04/2014 12:36:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06/04/2014 | Felicia Fonseca
    The last of the 29 Navajos who developed a code that stumped the Japanese during World War II has died. Chester Nez, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Wednesday morning of kidney failure, said Judy Avila, who helped Nez write his memoirs. He was 93. Before hundreds of men from the Navajo Nation became Code Talkers, 29 Navajos were recruited to develop the code based on the then-unwritten Navajo language. Nez was in 10th grade when he enlisted, keeping his decision a secret from his family and lying about his age, as did many others. "It's one of the greatest parts...
  • Griffin [GA] officer shot and killed at Waffle House

    05/31/2014 1:32:53 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 167 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 31, 2014 | Greg Bluestein, Rodney Thrash
    A 43-year-old Griffin police officer and father of seven was shot and killed outside of a Waffle House early this morning while working an off-duty security job in full uniform, authorities said. Three suspects are in custody after the shooting death of Officer Kevin Jordan, an ex-Marine who had been with the Griffin Police Department for four years and often worked security at the restaurant on weekend nights, police spokesman Mike Richardson said. The altercation began when two men and a woman who allegedly caused a disturbance at a Waffle House on U.S. 19 were asked to leave the restaurant...
  • FReeper maica has died

    05/14/2014 8:13:09 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 100 replies
    May 14, 2014 | Albion Wilde
    FReeper maica, who often joined the DC Chapter at Walter Reed and on the National Mall to freep and counter anti-war protests, passed away Sunday, May 10, age 74.
  • More sad news. FReeper Gonzo has passed away.

    05/06/2014 5:05:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 211 replies
    Just received a call from one of his friends in Florida. Gonzo (Barry Lee) has passed away, He was a long term member of FR and was proud to be with us at the March for Justice in 1998. He was a veteran and a patriot and has always been a loyal friend and will be greatly missed. Prayers for his family and loved ones. God bless.
  • Sad news. FReeper Jean S has passed away.

    05/06/2014 4:56:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 136 replies
  • Sad news. Have received notice that FReeper Abigail2 has passed away,

    04/23/2014 3:35:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 77 replies
    April 23, 2014
    I'm sorry, but have sad news to report. Have received a message that long term FReeper Abigail2, "has passed away after a long bout with Emphysema, Asthma, and allergies. She was known for promoting the Jesse Lee Peterson Show and many other activist announcements. She is survived by her three children. She had a strong Christian faith and died knowing that God loved her and had forgiven her sins. Some of her friends on Free Republic might like to know if you care to make some announcement." Prayers for her family and loved ones. I know she will be missed....
  • John Pinette, stand-up comedian, dead at 50

    04/07/2014 5:11:19 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    John Pinette, the chubby stand-up comedian who portrayed a hapless carjacking victim in the final episode of "Seinfeld," has died. He was 50. Pinette died of natural causes Saturday at a hotel in Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office said Sunday evening. Pinette's agent confirmed his death. The portly Pinette was a self-deprecating presence on stage, frequently discussing his weight on stand-up specials "Show Me the Buffett," "I'm Starvin'!" and "Still Hungry."
  • MarkBsnr has passed

    03/01/2014 5:11:20 PM PST · by Mad Dawg · 128 replies
    personal communication | 3/1/14 | Vanity
    With a heavy heart I report that MarkBsnr has gone to his reward. He was learned, intelligent, devout, and a good friend. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for all who mourn at his passing.
  • Freeper Past Your Eyes Has passed

    02/22/2014 7:47:11 AM PST · by Little Bill · 23 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 2/20/14 | NH Union Leader
    FReeper Past Your Eyes ,Les Bradly, has died Feb 20, he was a NH State Rep and a real good Guy. A solid small government Republican.
  • D-Day veteran, Medal of Honor recipient, Walter Ehlers dies at age 92

    02/21/2014 5:11:29 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 21, 2014 | by Mike Piccione
    Medal of Honor recipient Walter Ehlers died Thursday at age 92. Walter D. Ehlers was born May 7, 1921 in Junction City, Kansas. In October 1940, he and his brother Roland enlisted in the Army and Walter would go on to be part of the 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, where he and his unit stormed the beach on the second wave of the D-Day Normandy invasion. His brother Roland was killed in the invasion. Staff Sergeant Ehlers heroic actions on the battlefield near Goville, France during June 9- 10, 1944 led to him being awarded the Medal of Honor....
  • RIP Twisted Wrench - Memorial Services

    02/03/2014 9:15:46 AM PST · by twistedwrench · 59 replies
    Good Morning This is Tim's (Twisted Wrench) son and I wanted to come on here and post that Twisted Wrench was in an accident a few weeks ago and passed away. I know how much he loved coming on here to discuss on world topics and such. Memorial Servies will be held at Valley Bible Fellowship 2300 E Brundage Ln. Bakersfield, CA 93307 Thank you everyone for keeping my Dad entertained through out the years - Garrett
  • The New Ammunition That Has Gun Owners Drooling

    01/25/2014 10:47:13 AM PST · by Islander7 · 101 replies
    The Liberty Digest ^ | Jan 25, 2014 | Chad Cunningham
    They call it the R.I.P. round and with good reason. G2 Research has released a new ammo that is taking the market by storm and has gun owners all over the country trying to find where to pick some up.
  • ‘The Last Round You’ll Ever Need’: The Awesome New Bullet Billed as a ‘One-Shot Manstopper’

    01/27/2014 7:05:26 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/27/14 | Elizabeth Kreft
    Gun owners who prefer a hollow point design to a full metal jacket might have found a new favorite. G2 Research (G2R) released it’s new Radically Invasive Projectile (R.I.P.) this month, hoping to “take the civilian and law enforcement markets by storm, and truly become the last round you’ll ever need.” G2R, based in Winder, Ga., highlights that the bullet points are manufactured with trocar angles — or simply put, edges with three angles reaching one point — to “penetrate the dermis layer more efficiently.” The G2R website explains the R.I.P. acts like a full metal jacket when it impacts...
  • Meet the New Superbullet (Same as the Old Superbullet?)

    01/27/2014 1:20:48 PM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 1-27-2014 | Ace
    Almost fifteen years ago now an ammo maker made claims about its super-lethal round -- the the Black Talon "Devastator" ammo -- and then the all the usual people who freak out about such things freaked out. Hollywood especially. They were bewitched by the Devastator for years. A major plot point in Lethal Weapon 3 concerned these Very Very Scary "cop-killer" rounds. If I understand it correctly (and I think I do), an armor piercing bullet has a very hard, non-deformable tip so that it can better penetrate armor. When a bullet deforms upon impact, it mushrooms into a bigger...
  • * IN MEMORIAM DAVID SWENINGSEN * FReeper Bruinbirdman aka bbm dead at 66

    01/16/2014 10:41:42 PM PST · by Cincinna · 100 replies
    Boulder City Review ^ | January 17, 2014 | Cincinna
    ~* IN MEMORIAM DAVID SWENINGSEN *~ Long time FReeper "Bruinbirdman", aka bbm. David Keith Sweningsen, passed away on June 9, 2013, in Las Vegas. bbm was a veteran and a patriot, and a prolific poster on Free Republic. Please post your memories of Bruinbirdman on this thread. He was a long time donor to Free Republic, and I'm sure any donation, large or small in his name would be greatly appreciated. May he rest in peace. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Cincinna from the obituary: Dave Sweningsen, 66, beloved son, brother and uncle, of Boulder City, passed...
  • WWII fighter pilot who flew THROUGH the Eiffel Tower to take down a German plane dies in Virginia

    01/04/2014 9:03:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 20:45 EST, 3 January 2014
    A World War II fighter pilot who gained fame for dramatically flying beneath the Eiffel Tower's arches to take down a German aircraft has died aged 92. William Overstreet Jr. died on Sunday at a hospital in Roanoke, Virginia, according to his obituary, but there was no indication of the cause of his death. Overstreet's famously flew his P-51C 'Berlin Express' beneath the Eiffel Tower in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1944, which has been credited with lifting the spirits of French Resistance troops on the ground. For his valiant service, the French ambassador to the United States presented Overstreet with France's...
  • Porn pioneer Al Goldstein, who went from millionaire to homeless, dies at age 77

    12/19/2013 9:17:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Ben Johnson
    BROOKLYN, December 19, 2013 ( – Pornographer Al Goldstein, a onetime millionaire who pioneered hardcore pornography in print, died today in a Brooklyn hospice at the age of 77. In 1968, Goldstein launched Screw magazine, widely touted as the first magazine to publish photos of sexual intercourse. Six years later, he began a late night pornographic talk cable program called Midnight Blue, which ran for decades on New York cable. Al Goldstein Al Goldstein Both ventures brought him into scrapes with the law and would transform America's cultural landscape for decades to come. Even his defenders could not excuse the...
  • Country Singer Ray Price Dead at 87

    12/16/2013 3:49:35 PM PST · by Doogle · 53 replies
    AP via ABCNEWS ^ | 12/16/13 | AP
    Ray Price, one of country music's most popular and influential singers and bandleaders who had more than 100 hits and was one of the last living connections to Hank Williams, died Monday. He was 87. Price died Monday afternoon at his ranch outside Mount Pleasant, said Billy Mack Jr., who was acting as a family spokesman. Billie Perryman, the wife of family friend and spokesman Tom Perryman, a DJ with KKUS-FM in Tyler, also confirmed his death. Price was discharged last week from the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, where he had been in and out in recent months...
  • LanceyHoward 1/20/1954 to 11/2/2013

    11/03/2013 3:36:11 PM PST · by LeonardFMason · 185 replies
    11/3/2013 | LeonardFMason
    With much sadness I announce the loss of my oldest brother. "LanceyHoward". A heart attack was the cause. Words can hardly express the heartache this has caused our/his family. FreeRepublic was part of the "air" he breathed. His last contribution was a Comment the very day he died on Nagging Women, something his dear wife never was. Please pray for her, his three children, and two grandchildren. Thank you all the pleasure FreeRepublic brought him.
  • RIP Remembered Freeper

    12/08/2013 11:27:30 AM PST · by LittleMoe · 11 replies
    BOLSON, RONALD12/09/1952 - 03/14/2010 We miss you.
  • Passing of long time Freeper Krodg

    12/04/2013 6:04:13 PM PST · by mystery-ak · 44 replies
    Briefing Room ^ | Dec. 4, 2013 | mystery-ak
    Just wanted to let everyone know that Krodg/Queen long time member passed away early this morning....she is survived by her husband, children and many grandchildren...please pray for all of them in this time of sadness.
  • Woman (76) killed in shootout with attempted robbers (SC)

    12/01/2013 10:04:10 PM PST · by servo1969 · 12 replies ^ | 12-1-2013 | Sunday World
    A 76-year-old woman was killed in a shootout with attempted robbers outside her South Carolina home early on Saturday morning. “She fought. She was a fighter. She shot him,” the victim’s brother, Ronnie Lollis, told local news. Dorothy Hendrix returned home at about 1am when two armed men and one woman approached her attempting to rob her, coroner Greg Shore said. Hendrix pulled out a gun and fired at the suspects, and one of them returned fire, hitting her twice. One neighbour reported the gunshots to police. Hendrix, known as “Dot” to friends and family, managed to shoot one of...
  • Paul Walker Dead -- 'Fast and The Furious' Star Dies in Fiery Car Crash

    11/30/2013 10:02:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 76 replies
    TMZ ^ | Staff
    Paul Walker -- best known for his role in "The Fast and the Furious" movies -- died Saturday afternoon after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California ... TMZ has learned. The accident happened in Santa Clarita -- north of Los Angeles -- and according to multiple sources connected to Paul ... the actor was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree ... and then the car burst into flames. Several of our sources -- some who are still at the scene of the accident -- tell us Paul...
  • Sad news. FReeper fatrat has passed away.

    11/22/2013 9:22:09 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 74 replies
    <p>Received word from his son yesterday that FReeper fatrat has passed away. His son said his father loved FR. He was a Vietnam vet and patriot.</p>
  • All Of President Obama’s Pardoned Turkeys Are Dead

    11/19/2013 11:42:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    US News ^ | November 19, 2013 | Nikki Schwab
    It’s that time of the year again folks, when two lucky turkeys come to Washington, spend time at a swanky hotel, get some facetime with President Obama at the White House, before spending the rest of their days at a historic Virginia farm. But those days are always short. Gobbler and Cobbler—last year’s set of turkeys who attended the annual Presidential Turkey Pardon—have both died, Whispers has learned. Gobbler, Cobbler’s understudy, died in February. … Cobbler, 2012’s official pardoned turkey, lived through the summer and was euthanized on Aug. 22. …
  • World War II airman missing since 1944 to be buried with full military honors

    09/28/2013 3:53:38 AM PDT · by Doogle · 11 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 09/28/13 | FOXNEWS
    SALT LAKE CITY – Only a sole surviving sibling has a distant memory of a World War II pilot whose recently identified remains will be buried Saturday with full military honors in Utah. U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Vernal J. Bird had more than a dozen brothers and sisters when he crashed over a Pacific Ocean island nearly 70 years ago. He disappeared over Papua New Guinea on a 1944 bombing run of Japanese airfields there. He was 25. The crash site was discovered 12 years ago, but it wasn't until this summer that the Air Force was able to...
  • Memorial Thread ~ FReeper "blackie" went Home September 13, 2013 ~ 14 September 2013

    09/14/2013 9:35:26 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 131 replies
    A FRiend
    ~ Memorial Thread ~ ~ FReeper "blackie" has gone Home ~~ September 13, 2013 ~ FReeper "blackie" (the name he used here on earth) is a US Navy vet. Rest in Peace, Blackie. Abide With Me Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide. When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me. Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day; Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away; Change and decay in all around I see; O Thou who changest not, abide with me. Not...
  • Roswell author who said he handled UFO crash debris dies at 76 (Jesse Marcel Jr, Freeper)

    09/01/2013 8:10:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies ^ | 8/28/2013
    Jesse Marcel Jr, who said he handled debris from the 1947 crash of an unidentified flying object near Roswell, New Mexico, has died at the age of 76. Denice Marcel said her father was found dead at his home in Helena, Montana, on Saturday, less than two months after making his last trip to Roswell. He had been reading a book about UFOs. Over the past 35 years Marcel appeared on TV shows, documentaries and radio shows, was interviewed for magazine articles and books and travelled the world lecturing about his experiences in Roswell. His wife, Linda, said: "He was...
  • FReeper Merlinator Has Passed Away

    08/31/2013 6:44:38 PM PDT · by LUV W · 56 replies
    Facebook | August 31, 2013 | LUV W
    I found out on Facebook that a freeper...”Merlinator”... ....passed away in May. It was a very sudden death...she had just been posting On Facebook on May 14th. Sorry it took so long to post her tribute thread, but t took me a while to figure out that my Facebook friend, Diane Emmerich, and Merlinator were one and the same. I didn’t want to announce it or ask for her name to be put on the memorial wall and then find out she was still ok. Her Facebook page, for those of you with accounts: Her information: Diane M....
  • FReeper jehardy has passed away

    08/26/2013 1:03:04 PM PDT · by andy58-in-nh · 33 replies
    andy58-in-nh | 8/26/2013 | andy58-in-nh
    FReeper jehardy has passed away. Just a note to let you know that we've lost another member. Judy was a friend of mine for the past 12 years and a former co-worker. She did not post a great deal, but always appreciated being part of this community, to which I introduced her back around 2006. Judy was a warm and funny person, with a ready smile and a great laugh. Like her husband Herb, she was a true patriot and defender of the Constitution, notably the 2nd Amendment, which led us to share and compare our firearms purchases and also...