The Government is pleading for members of an Air Force Squadron sent to the Vietnam War to come forward and claim their medals. An admin error after the war saw all records chucked out for ground crews from 41 Squadron. Declined his own medals, it spurred Vietnam War Vet Doug "Scotty" Wingfield to spend the next decade of his life finding evidence of their service. "I thought this can't be true, this can't be right. I was abused when I came back to New Zealand as a Vietnam veteran and I thought on top of that now I can't even get some recognition for it," Mr Wingfield says. He spent more than 7000 hours looking for traces of 41 Squadron across the world. Page by page, he searched through Unit Histories. Contacting RNZAF pilots, he tracked down flight authorisation books, manifestos, passenger lists and records of ground crew air movements. "Scattered amongst them there are ground crew names, and I've found 137 of them," Mr Wingfield says. Dubbed Scotty's List, it's now an official … [Read more...] about Government plea to ‘missing’ Vietnam War veterans
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Steve Limtiaco [email protected] Published 6:21 p.m. UTC Jun 7, 2018 Lawmakers next week plan to present resolutions recognizing six heroic Chamoru soldiers from Guam who received the Distinguished Service Cross for their actions in Vietnam, and who possibly were overlooked for the Congressional Medal of Honor because of racial bias. Retired Marine Col. Joaquin “Danny” Santos, who has been working with Guam Del. Madeleine Bordallo’s office to get an official review of the medals awarded, in 2016 provided a list of seven Guam soldiers who received the Distinguished Service Cross in Vietnam. More: Guam remembers its fallen heroes on Memorial Day More: Vietnam veteran shares his story to encourage others to do the same It now appears one of the recipients on that list – Jesus H. Guevara – has no ties to Guam. Guevara says he's not from Guam The Pacific Daily News on Thursday called Guevara, who lives in Brownsville, Texas. He said he was … [Read more...] about Lawmakers to recognize 6 Guam heroes from Vietnam War
In the decade that he is believed to have terrorised California with a string of rapes and murders, the suspect acquired a roster of nicknames that testified to how large he loomed in the public’s nightmares. The Visalia Ransacker. The East Area Rapist. The Golden State Killer. The Original Night Stalker. As the list of crimes grew, accompanied by lurid details, the suspect came to haunt the public’s imagination. The longer he thwarted authorities and committed crimes that seemed designed for maximum horror, the more he came to assume the quality of an urban legend: a threat that always lurked at the edge of peoples’ consciousness, a reason to keep the doors locked at night. “For us here in Sacramento, it was a time of innocence” before the crimes began, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said in announcing authorities had arrested a suspect, but then “it all changed”. “The memories are very vivid. You can ask anyone … [Read more...] about Golden State Killer latest: Who is Joseph DeAngelo? The former police officer accused of 12 murders
Anzac Day is observed on 25 April every year and honours members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) who lost their lives in foreign conflicts. Originally inaugurated to mark the anniversary of Anzac troops entering the fray against the Ottomon Empire at Gallipoli in the First World War, the scope of this national day of remembrance has since been broadened out of respect for those killed during the Second World War and on subsequent peacekeeping missions around the globe. In addition to Australia and New Zealand, Anzac Day is also marked in the Cook Islands, Niue, the Pitcairn Islands and Tonga and by ex-pats across the world. Royal Australian Air Force cadets take part in the Anzac Day march in Sydney (EPA) The Gallipoli campaign in 1915 saw 8,709 Australian troops and 2,721 New Zealanders killed in the Allied attempt to recapture the peninsula and open up the Black Sea en route to claiming Constantinople and disabling a key German … [Read more...] about Anzac Day 2018: How do Australia and New Zealand remember their soldiers killed in combat?
PUBLISHED: 12:30 01 April 2018 Michael Cole Sgt Paul Meyer. Was he sacrificed in the greater good? Picture: ARCHANT ARCHIVE News that divers hope to find the wreckage of a Suffolk military plane has Michael Cole remembering the events of 1969, and hoping the mystery might finally be solved An illustration imagining the C-130 Hercules on its fateful final journey. Picture: ARCHANT ARCHIVE It is excellent news that divers from Dorset plan to find the wreck of the Hercules C-130 aircraft stolen from RAF Mildenhall by an American airman in the middle of the night in 1969 and which disappeared from radar near the island of Alderney. What happened to the four-engine transport plane that usually needs a crew of six to get off the ground? Did it crash into the sea because of pilot error? Did the weather play a part? Or was it shot down because it was heading for France, where the unqualified pilot could have crashed the plane on a town, causing a diplomatic crisis between French … [Read more...] about Are we set to learn truth of Suffolk plane drama 49 years later?