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  • RIP Maj. Daniel J. Keating Jr., USMC, KIA 05/22/68

    Maj. Daniel J. Keating Jr., U.S.M.C. Commander, First Force Recon Company K.I.A. Thua Thien Province Republic of Vietnam May 22, 1968
  • Art in Idaho, now Art in Heaven

    05/09/2018 4:59:20 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 180 replies
    5/9/2018 | wife Shannon
    To all of those that Art loved to connect with and share his thoughts and stories. Art passed away March 30, following open heart surgery. This was totally unexpected and we are in such shock. I hope this will go through and let each of you know why you are not hearing from him. He loved to talk, argue, share and research on Free Republic and he got to know many of you. His wife Shannon
  • R. Lee Ermey Will Be Remembered for One Role: 'Full Metal Jacket' Golden Globe Nominee

    04/16/2018 12:34:41 PM PDT · by ethom · 76 replies
    Variety ^ | 4/16/18 | Owen Glieberman
    It’s hard to think of many actors who became as legendary as R. Lee Ermey did for just 40 minutes of screen time. From the moment he first strolled through the milky gray barracks of “Full Metal Jacket” as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, screaming into the faces of his recruits, popping off taunts like firecrackers, you knew in your bones — you just knew — that you could forget every movie drill sergeant you’d ever seen. This is what those guys were really like. Everything about Ermey seemed to be made of leather: his face, his neck, his vocal cords, his...
  • Radio host Art Bell passes away at 72

    04/14/2018 7:24:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    Fox ^ | April 14, 2018 | Brenda Yahm
    PAHRUMP, NV (FOX5) - Longtime Pahrump resident and radio host Arthur Bell died Friday at the age of 72, according to the Nye County Sheriff's Office.
  • St.Louie1 was called home on March 6, 2017

    04/12/2018 8:19:43 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 85 replies
    April 12, 2018 | JustAmy & MamaBear
    Graphic by MamaBear
  • Breaking: Zell Miller has died

    03/23/2018 7:58:24 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 132 replies
    BREAKING: Former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller has died.
  • David Graham (Shibumi) has passed away.

    03/19/2018 9:54:12 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 134 replies
    David Graham (Shibumi) has passed away. April 9, 1948 ~ March 15, 2018 Member of Free Republic since Oct 10, 2004 http://www.pruzinfuneralservice.com/sitemaker/sites//memsol.cgi?user_id=2083790 David J. Graham, age 69 of Portage Indiana, passed away on Thursday March 15, 2018. He is survived by wife Dorothy (nee Foerster) of 19 years after marrying at the Griffith Lutheran Church on September 12, 1999. David is also survived by sons Michael “Mick” and Alec Graham. David was a graduate of Andrean High School, Class of 1967 and received his bachelor's degree in English Literature from Notre Dame University. David served his country in the U.S....
  • Last photographs of Stephen Hawking emerge showing him enjoying a night out in Mayfair ...

    03/14/2018 6:40:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 67 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Mar 14, 2018 | Martin Robinson, Uk Chief Reporter and Anthony Joseph and Jessa Schroeder For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Last photographs of Stephen Hawking emerge showing him enjoying a night out in Mayfair as his children pay tribute to the professor's 'brilliance and humour' after he dies peacefully aged 76 Professor Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76 - more than 50 years after he was given just two years to live. The world's most celebrated scientist passed away peacefully at his home in Cambridge this morning after a long battle with motor neurone disease, his family has revealed. Today the last pictures of Professor Hawking emerged and showed him out enjoying dinner in Mayfair...
  • Driver charged after VDOT contractor killed on I-95

    02/09/2018 11:14:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    CBS 6 News ^ | February 4, 2018 | CBS 6 News
    PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. -- A driver is facing charges after a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) contractor was struck and killed while setting up a work zone on I-95 in Prince George County Saturday morning.Virginia State Police Sgt. Keeli L. Hill said the crash happened at 11:15 a.m. on southbound I-95 nearly three miles north of Route 602.Hill said 27-year-old Samantha C. Hughes, of Wilmington, North Carolina, was traveling southbound when she looked down and took her eyes off the road.That is when 25-year-old Dustin Michael Warden, of Carson, Virginia, was struck while he was out of his vehicle...
  • FReeper GladesGuru has passed

    02/07/2018 7:51:56 AM PST · by Carry_Okie · 90 replies
    Vanity | 2/7/18 | Mark Vande Pol
    I have an important announcement of interest to long-time FReepers: FReeper GladesGuru, ecologist, and private property advocate, has died from complications due to prostate cancer. He was 75. Jan (pronounced “Yan”) Jacobson was a man of acerbic wit who could cut to the bottom line with a merciless precision. Pity the bureaucrat or academic peddling questionable “facts” under his scrutiny. His passion was wildlife biology and its relation to habitat. For over thirty years, he was Director of the Everglades Institute, a private parcel within the Big Cypress National Preserve, immediately adjacent to Everglades National Park. The parcel is unusual...
  • Decades after dying in battle, a World War II soldier is buried in home soil

    01/11/2018 6:31:44 PM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    houstonchronicle.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2018 | Emily Foxhall
    The casket sat at the front of the chapel, wrapped with an American flag, containing the remains of a soldier who had died seven decades earlier. It had taken a long time to find Army Pfc. Lonnie B.C. Eichelberger - who enlisted at age 16 and died in World War II at age 20 - but the military had found him. And now, under a gray Texas sky, he was going to be buried in home soil. Descendants could feel a sense of closure. The mantra of "no soldier left behind" was going to feel true.Soft music played through...
  • Doctor found dead with knife in chest inside NYC apartment (me: add to Clinton Body Count?)

    12/15/2017 9:35:02 AM PST · by Gritty · 98 replies
    New York Daily News (via MSN) ^ | December 11, 2017 | JOHN ANNESE, ROCCO PARASCANDOLA, STEPHEN REX BROWN
    Dr. Dean Lorich, a trauma surgeon, was found dead with a knife in his torso in his E. 96th St. apartment on Dec. 11, 2017. An acclaimed trauma surgeon was found dead, with a knife in his chest, by his 11-year-old daughter Sunday in his Park Ave. apartment, police said. Investigators were treating the death of Dr. Dean Lorich as an apparent suicide, sources said. “He was under some personal stress,” a police source said. The surgeon was home with his daughter, police said, adding there were no signs of forced entry at the tony Upper East Side apartment...
  • Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson commits suicide on bridge in Mt. Washington

    12/13/2017 6:01:15 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 181 replies
    wdrb.com ^ | 12/13/17 | unknown
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson, who was under investigation for alleged sexual molestation, has committed suicide. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Johnson shot himself on a bridge on Greenwell Ford Road in Mt. Washington, and the gun was recovered.
  • Father Andrew Apostoli Remembered as a ‘Bright Beacon of Light’

    12/13/2017 5:04:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    ncregister ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | Joseph Pronechen
    The EWTN Host and Franciscan Friar of the Renewal Co-Founder Dies Dec. 13 at Age 75 NEW YORK — Franciscan Father Andrew Apostoli, EWTN host of Sunday Night Prime and a founder of the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, died Wednesday at age 75, after a battle with cancer during the last several months. His death came the morning after the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is the patroness of the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Every friar is consecrated to her under this title. “Father Andrew conformed his life to Christ’s,”...
  • Notorious killer cult leader Charles Manson dies aged 83 of natural causes, one week after...

    11/20/2017 1:55:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 52 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 19, 2017 | Jenny Stanton and Jessica Finn and Cheyenne Roundtree For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Notorious killer cult leader Charles Manson dies aged 83 of natural causes, one week after being rushed to hospital Notorious killer Charles Manson has died aged 83 of natural causes. The cult leader, who had been behind bars for more than 45 years, died at 8.13pm on Sunday at a hospital in Kern County, California. He was transferred from Corcoran State Prison with an undisclosed illness last week. The news of his death was confirmed by Debra Tate, the sister of his most famous victim, actress Sharon Tate, who was pregnant with film director Roman Polanski's baby when...
  • "Three's Company" actress Ann Wedgeworth dead at 83

    11/19/2017 12:35:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    CBS ^ | Nov. 18, 2017 | CBS
    NEW YORK -- Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on "Three's Company," has died at age 83. Wedgeworth died Thursday in the New York area after a long illness, her daughter Dianna Martin said. Wedgeworth landed her first Broadway role in the 1958 comedy "Make a Million" and continued to take on stage roles for decades. She won the 1978 Tony award for best featured actress in a play for her performance in Neil Simon's "Chapter Two."
  • AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64

    11/18/2017 8:42:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    bbc ^ | Nov. 18, 2017 | bbc
    Australian guitarist and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young has died aged 64 after a long battle with dementia. He died peacefully on Saturday with his family nearby, a statement said. Young will be remembered for his powerful rhythm guitar riffs that were instrumental in propelling the Sydney heavy rock group to stardom. Three Young brothers have been part of AC/DC's history, including lead guitarist Angus. Producer George Young died in October.
  • Vietnam War veteran, 83, wears his dress blues to stand guard over his Marine buddy's casket...

    11/16/2017 5:16:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 16, 2017 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Vietnam War veteran, 83, wears his dress blues to stand guard over his Marine buddy's casket after they made promise to each other in 1968 when they survived a mortar attack An 83-year-old retired Marine kept a promise he made to a fellow officer while they were hunkered down in a bunker during the Vietnam War. Retired Marine Master Sgt. William H. Cox and Retired Marine First Sgt. James 'Hollie' Hollingsworth were shielding themselves from rockets and mortars in 1968 as they were fighting in the Marble Mountains during the war on New Year's Eve. The two men,...
  • 'Sewing with Nancy', Nancy Zieman dies following battle with cancer

    11/16/2017 9:03:49 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Fox ^ | Nov. 14, 2017 | wsaw
    BEAVER DAM, Wis. (WSAW) -- Nancy Zieman, the host of 'Sewing with Nancy' had died following a battle with cancer. Wisconsin Public Television states 'Sewing With Nancy' is the longest-running sewing series on television. It debuted in 1982. An educator, author, pattern maker, television producer, entrepreneur and innovator, Zieman inspired millions of sewing and quilting enthusiasts throughout her career.
  • Long Time FReeper bentfeather/soaring feather Has Passed Away. on 9-28-2017..RIP

    10/03/2017 8:10:12 PM PDT · by LUV W · 67 replies
    10-3-2017
    A long time FReeper and frequent poster in the Canteen has passed away. bentfeather/Soaring Featherdied on September 28, 2017Here is Her Obituary She also had a poetry thread here in Free Republic for several years."Of Broomsticks and Thistles and old bones that rattle down old dirt roads driving rusty old jalopies white with dust and time while grey headed ghosts turn with a grin a toothy smile he smiles at the two of them he looks straight thru them as an xray machine and counts the vertabre line by line quickly he turns with a jerk and a shout...