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05/15/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Armed Forces Day
 
                         
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”

-
George Orwell
(25 June 1903 – 21 Jan 1950)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

       This observance is celebrated each year on the third Saturday in May, though May being what it is for me, I've only managed to observe it here twice before:

http://nnhs65.com/05-20-06-NNHS-Armed-Forces-Day.html

http://nnhs65.com/05-16-09-NNHS-Armed-Forces-Day.html

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znEePD1nJxo - Stars And Stripes Forever


HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armed_Forces_Day#United_States

http://www.defenselink.mil/afd/

http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/afd.htm



THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday this week to:

19 -         David Whitley ('67) of VA;

20 -    Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA ;

21 -
  Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA;

22 - Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html


YESTERDAY IN WWII:

May 14, 1940 - Rotterdam was bombed by the German Luftwaffe.

May 14, 1940 - The Netherlands surrendered to Germany.

May 14, 1940 - The Yermolayev Yer-2, a long-range Soviet medium bomber, had its first flight.

May 14, 1943 - A Japanese submarine sank AHS Centaur off the coast of Queensland. Of the 332 medical personnel and civilian crew aboard, 268 were killed.
 


TODAY IN WWII:

May 15, 1940 - USS Sailfish (SS-192) was recommissioned; it was originally the USS Squalus.

May 15, 1940 - After fierce fighting, the poorly trained and equipped Dutch troops surrenderred to Germany, marking the beginning of five years of occupation.

May 15, 1940 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill sent a note to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt requesting eventual participation in the war against Germany.

May 15, 1942 - Gasoline rationing began in the U.S. The limit was 3 gallons a week for nonessential vehicles.

May 15, 1942 - In the United States, a bill creating the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was signed into law.

May 15, 1943 - Joseph Stalin dissolved the Comintern (or Third International).

May 15, 1945 - The final skirmish in Europe was fought near Prevalje, Slovenia.


YESTERDAY IN 1965:

Friday, May 14, 1965 - Writer and comedian Eoin Colfer was born in Wexford, Ireland.
 

TODAY IN 1965:

Saturday, May 15, 1965 - Film score composer André Abujamra was born in São Paulo, Brazil.

Saturday, May 15, 1965 - Footballer Raí was born Raí Souza Vieira de Oliveira in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.


   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 05/14/10:

The 1964 class of Hampton High School is having a mini reunion this weekend, for what that is worth.

   YIKES!!!  Had you told me sooner, F.A., I could have hawked it a bit! Oh well, y'all have fun!

   Tell   Paulette and     Bettyrene and   Stan HI for me (and they'll say, "WHOOOOO?!?")!


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/14/10 - "RE:     Glenn Dye ('60) of TX and the Stadium Bricks (05/11/10 - The Lonely Bull)":

Glenn,

I have been stalled at preparing bricks for mailing. My Bad!!

I have you down for one brick with nameplate.

Carol, I have you listed for one brick with nameplate.

I will get busy this weekend and get them in the mail on Monday.

Thanks for the tickle.

Dave

     Oh, GOODY!  Thanks so much, David!


  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 05/09/10 - " Captain Ed Freeman":

Courage.

You're an 18 or 19 year old kid. You're critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley, 11-14-1965. 

LZ  Xray,  Vietnam. Your Infantry Unit is outnumbered  8 - 1, and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the Medi-Vac helicopters to stop coming in.

You're lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns, and you know you're not getting out. Your family is 1/2 way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you'll never see them again.

As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day. Then, over the machine gun noise, you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter, and you look up to see a Huey, but it doesn't seem real, because no Medi-Vac markings are on it.

Ed Freeman is coming for you.

He's not Medi-Vac, so it's not his job, but he's flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire, after the Medi-Vacs were ordered not to come.

He's coming anyway.

And he drops it in, and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 2 or 3 of you on board.

Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire, to the Doctors and Nurses.

And, he kept coming back......    13 more times.....   and took about 30 of you and your buddies out, who would never have gotten out.

Medal of Honor Winner Ed Freeman died recently (Wednesday, August 20, 2008) at 80, in Boise, ID.

May God Bless and Rest His Soul.

   Thanks so much, Jay Sweetie!


  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/12/10 - "Remember the guy who wouldn't take down the flag":

Remember the guy who wouldn't take down the flag.

  Great soldier's story...
Published: Sunday, December 13, 2009

Head east from Carthage on Mississippi 16 toward Philadelphia.  After a few miles a sign says you’re in Edinburg.  It’s a good thing the sign’s there, because there’s no other way to tell.

On June 15, 1919, Van T. Barfoot was born in Edinburg -- probably didn’t make much news back then.

Twenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944, near Carano, Italy, Van T. Barfoot, who had enlisted in the Army in 1940, set out to flank German machine gun positions from which fire was coming down on his fellow soldiers. He advanced through a minefield, took out three enemy machine gun positions and returned with 17 prisoners of war.

If that wasn’t enough for a day’s work, he later took on and destroyed three German tanks sent to retake the machine gun positions.

That probably didn’t make much news either, given the scope of the war, but it did earn Van T. Barfoot, who retired as a colonel after also serving in Korea and Vietnam, a Congressional Medal of Honor.

  What did make news (recently) was a neighborhood association’s quibble with how the 90-year-old veteran chose to fly the American flag outside his suburban Virginia home.  Seems the rules said a flag could be flown on a house-mounted bracket, but, for decorum, items such as Barfoot’s 21-foot flagpole were unsuitable.

He had been denied a permit for the pole, erected it anyway and was facing court action if he didn’t take it down.  Since the story made national TV, the neighborhood association has rethought its position and agreed to indulge this old hero who dwells among them.

“In the time I have left I plan to continue to fly the American flag without interference,” Barfoot told The Associated Press.

As well he should.

And if any of his neighbors still takes a notion to contest him, they might want to read his Medal of Honor citation. It indicates he’s not real good at backing down.

Van T. Barfoot’s Medal of Honor citation: 

This 1944 Medal of Honor citation, listed with the National Medal of Honor Society, is for Second Lieutenant Van T. Barfoot, 157th Infantry, 45th Infantry:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty on 23 May 1944, near Carano, Italy. With his platoon heavily engaged during an assault against forces well entrenched on commanding ground, 2d Lt. Barfoot moved off alone upon the enemy left flank. He crawled to the proximity of 1 machinegun nest and made a direct hit on it with a hand grenade, killing 2 and wounding 3 Germans. He continued along the German defense line to another machinegun emplacement, and with his tommygun killed 2 and captured 3 soldiers. Members of another enemy machinegun crew then abandoned their position and gave themselves up to Sgt. Barfoot. Leaving the prisoners for his support squad to pick up, he proceeded to mop up positions in the immediate area, capturing more prisoners and bringing his total count to 17. Later that day, after he had reorganized his men and consolidated the newly captured ground, the enemy launched a fierce armored counterattack directly at his platoon positions. Securing a bazooka, Sgt. Barfoot took up an exposed position directly in front of 3 advancing Mark VI tanks. From a distance of 75 yards his first shot destroyed the track of the leading tank, effectively disabling it, while the other 2 changed direction toward the flank. As the crew of the disabled tank dismounted, Sgt. Barfoot killed 3 of them with his tommygun. He continued onward into enemy terrain and destroyed a recently abandoned German fieldpiece with a demolition charge placed in the breech. While returning to his platoon position, Sgt. Barfoot, though greatly fatigued by his Herculean efforts, assisted 2 of his seriously wounded men 1,700 yards to a position of safety. Sgt. Barfoot’s extraordinary heroism, demonstration of magnificent valor, and aggressive determination in the face of point blank fire are a perpetual inspiration to his fellow soldiers.”

WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE,

ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!  IN GOD WE TRUST!
 
   Thank you so much, Bill!


       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 05/13/10 - "Final Inspection":

SEMPER FI -  THE FINAL INSPECTION
 
The Marine stood and faced God,
 Which must always come to pass.
 He hoped his shoes were shining,
 Just as brightly as his brass..
'Step forward now, Gyrene,
 How shall I deal with you?
 Have you always turned the other cheek?
 To My Church have you been true?'
The Gyrene squared his shoulders and said,
 'No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
 Because those of us who carry guns,
 Can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
 And at times my talk was tough.
 And sometimes I've been violent,
 Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
 When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear..
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
 I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
 Except to calm their fears
If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
 But if you don't, I'll understand.
There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the Gyrene waited quietly,
 For the judgment of his God.
'Step forward now, you Leatherneck,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
 You've done your time in Hell.'
Author Unknown~
 
It's the Military, not the reporter 
Who has given us the freedom of the press.
It's the Military, not the poet, 
Who has given us the freedom of speech.
It's the Military, not the politicians 
That ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness..
It's the Military who salutes the flag, 
Who serves beneath the flag, 
And whose coffin is draped by the flag.

 
If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the Military, 
Please pass this on and pray for our men and women
 
Who have served and are currently serving our country
 
And pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom....

 
THESE COLORS DON'T RUN
AMEN!
"We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts -
not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution."
- Abraham Lincoln
 
WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!
God Bless Our Military
 
   Thanks, Paul!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/14/10 - "1907 PHOTO":

  I think this is one email that needs to be forwarded until every American with a computer receives it.

The year is 1907, one hundred and three years ago......


READ PRINT UNDER PICTURE !

   Thanks so much, Joyce!

   Bully, just bully!    

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

'"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person 's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'"

- Theodore Roosevelt, 1907
Every American citizen needs to read this!
  
   By the way, I DID run this through snopes.com a couple of years ago when we first received this, and found:

Status: True.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/troosevelt.asp


       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 05/13/10 - "A beautiful message about growing old":

A BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE ABOUT GROWING OLD:
 


 
 
 
 

Crap
...
I forgot what it was....

 
   My sentiments exactly! Thanks again, Dools!


ABBREVIATED ALERT:

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/brochure(2).pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/CNC-Memories-Book-219390602.pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/61-63-DECADERS-ADDENDA.doc

   Contact Dr. Chambers at cncmemories61_71@yahoo.com.

   Thanks, Jane!


FINALLY:

From ArcaMax Jokes - 05/13/10:


Warning: Virus

There's a new virus. The code name is "WORK." If you receive WORK from your colleagues, your boss, via e-mail, or from anyone else -- do not touch WORK under any circumstances. This virus wipes out your private life completely.

If you should happen to come in contact with this virus, take two friends and go straight to the nearest bar. Order drinks -- and after three rounds, you will find that WORK has been completely deleted from your brain.

Forward this virus warning immediately to at least five friends.

Should you realize you do not have five friends, this means you are already infected by this virus and WORK already controls your whole life.

If this is the case, go to the bar and stay until you make at least five friends. Then retry.

I think I have five friends, but am not entirely positive -- so I'm headed for the bar anyway. Never hurts to be safe.

*************

Disagree?

Long, unproductive meetings are often the bane of corporate life. My very funny boss at the software company where I work has come up with what just might be the perfect way to cut business conferences short before they start rambling out of control. There comes a time when he announces, "All those opposed to my plan say, 'I resign.'" End of meeting.
 


 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Saturday, June 12, 2010 - George Wythe Schools Closing Celebration. Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 / ggill@sbo.hampton.k12.va.us with any questions or to contribute old memories - OPEN TO PUBLIC

2. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at ca23comerww@aol.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at kwitte@tampabay.rr.com - CLASS OF 1960

4. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at tnsjones@charter.net - CLASS OF 1963

5. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dave Arnold at captarnold@vprj.net - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

6. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will have a LUNCHEON. Mickey Marcella mcmiceli@verizon.net (757) 249-3800, Betty Hamby Neher, bjneher@cox.net (757) 898-5099 and Dr. Harry Simpson hdsdds@aol.com (804) 694-0346 will be the team leaders. - CLASS OF 1954

7. July 2011- The Class of 1971 is planning a 40-Year Reunion. A planning committee has been formed and held their first meeting recently. In an effort to connect with as many class members as possible, they are asking anyone interested in the Class of '71 reunion to contact Richard Rawls. Please provide your name, address, phone number(s) and email address so that they can be in touch with you when final arrangements are made. It has been 20 years since their last class reunion and they are looking forward to seeing everyone again. Send your contact information to: Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/11/10

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09


 
  
Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
618-530-9092
     

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Stars And Stripes Forever

- John Philip Sousa

(6 Nov 1854 - 6 Mar 1932)


"Stars and Stripes Forever" midi (Sequenced By Rhino) courtesy of http://www.discoverynet.com/~ajsnead/patriotic/usasongs.html - 05/20/06

Image of Armed Forces Day 2009 Poster courtesy of http://www.defenselink.mil/afd/ - 05/16/09

First Four Military Seals clip art courtesy of http://www.cyberteddy.freeservers.com/milgraphics.htm - 03/24/03

Coast Guard Military Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.lic.eustis.army.mil/DISS1/Images/seal_uscg.gif
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/20/06
Thanks, Dave!

Animated Military Seals clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/26/09
Thanks, Al!

Gold Bar clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of http://www.goldclipart.com/24k/filigree.htm - 12/11/03

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy o
f http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

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