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  • North Ogden (Utah) mayor killed while deployed in Afghanistan

    11/03/2018 5:49:17 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 32 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/3/2018 | Wendy Leonard
    Brent Taylor, North Ogden mayor and a major in Utah's Army National Guard, was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.
  • Beloved Freeper known as Mama Dearest has passed away

    10/22/2018 12:50:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 75 replies
    Received via FReepmail from ExSoldier | Oct 22, 2018 | by ExSoldier
    Beloved Freeper known as Mama Dearest has passed away. I (ExSoldier) was notified via private email by her son yesterday. Sharon was a deeply devout Christian and she resided in upper Idaho with her husband, Bob. I first met her here in FR many years ago and we sort of clicked as kindred souls. We kept in touch via snail mail, email and even phone calls with yet another freeper Appalachain Dweller. He actually came to my home years ago from his then home in Virginia and stayed over a week. We are still in close contact, he too is...
  • Virginia Medieval re-enactor fatally impales self with lance

    10/10/2018 9:35:43 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 50 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct 10, 2018
    A Medieval knight re-enactor has impaled himself with his lance during a performance and died. News outlets report 53-year-old Peter Barclay, of Virginia, was competing in an equestrian game in Williamstown, Kentucky, when he was wounded Saturday. Barclay's brother and the president of event holder Society for Creative Anachronism, John Fulton, says Barclay was trying to spear a paper plate on the ground. Fulton says in a Facebook post that the metal-tipped lance hit the ground and flipped, stabbing Barclay's chest. He says Barclay, who performed under the name "Master Terafan Greydragon," died while being flown to a hospital.
  • Family of construction worker killed in Tri-State Tollway crash devastated

    10/04/2018 2:06:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 15, 2018 | Alvia Mlalagon
    It seemed like Frank Caputo had worked in construction with his family since he could walk, and at 61 years old, he had no plans of retiring anytime soon, his family said. “He would die with concrete on his hands, and he did,” said Lorraine Richards Caputo, his estranged wife. “His blood ran concrete. He was proud of his job. He was a good worker, and he did a damn good job.” Caputo was working Friday night on the northbound lanes of the Tri-State Tollway near Rosemont where two lanes had been closed for a construction project. Just before 10:20...
  • John McCain Funeral Plans: Lying in State at Capitol Rotunda

    08/26/2018 11:24:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 25, 2018 | Emily Cochrane
    Senator John McCain, who died on Saturday at age 81, will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda and receive a full dress funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral. Mr. McCain, who served for two decades in the Navy after graduating from the Naval Academy and who represented Arizona in Congress for 35 years, will also lie in state at the Arizona Capitol before his burial in Annapolis, Md., a Republican official involved in the planning said.
  • Sheriff: Radio host Art Bell died of prescription overdose

    08/01/2018 6:34:01 PM PDT · by blueplum · 89 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 01 Aug 2018 | AP staff
    LAS VEGAS — Authorities in Nevada say Art Bell, a syndicated radio host best known for nightly shows in the 1990s about paranormal themes and conspiracy theories, died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly posted a brief Facebook announcement on Wednesday saying an autopsy determined the 72-year-old Bell died of "multiple drug intoxication from his own lawfully prescribed prescriptions." Coroner John Fudenberg in Las Vegas says Bell had the painkillers..
  • 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 · 135 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 · 92 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,”...