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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Everyone probably best knows Kyle MacLachlan as FBI Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks. Actually, Kyle played an FBI agent about three years earlier helping an LA cop track down several hyper-violent criminals. What was the name of this 1987 movie, and what was the FBI agent's amazing secret? Screen shot: FBI Agent Lloyd Gallagher (MacLachlan ) and LA Detective Tom Beck (Michael Nouri )
   Yesterday at 02:50 EST .

   StormCnter  I've always enjoyed Michael Nouri's work, way back to the Bay City Blues days on television.
23 hours ago .

   GO3  Hint: Look in Agent Gallagher's left hand. That is his service "pistol."
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   StormCnter  I haven't a clue, GO3. I'm sure someone else has the answer.
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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  April 25 in military history:

0 - ANZAC Day - Commemorating the Gallipoli Landings
1607 - Battle of Gibraltar Bay: the Dutch fleet defeats the Spanish & Portuguese
1862 - Farragut occupies New Orleans, La
1898 - US declares war on Spain
1914 - First USN air combat mission: Lt. Patrick Bellinger conducts a reconnaissance mission over Veracruz, receiving some damage from machine gun fire.
1915 - Gallipoli Campaign: 78,000 British & ANZAC troops undertake an amphibious landing
1942 - Doolittle Mission: CVs Hornet & Enterprise return to Pearl Harbor
1945 - Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany
1945 - The Red Army completely surrounds Berlin

1945 - US & Soviet forces meet at Torgau on the Elbe River. The first contact between American and Soviet patrols occurred near Strehla, after First Lieutenant Albert Kotzebue, an American soldier, crossed the River Elbe in a boat with three men of an intelligence and reconnaissance platoon. On the east bank they met forward elements of a Soviet Guards rifle regiment of the First Ukrainian Front, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Gardiev. The same day, another patrol under Second Lieutenant William Robertson with Frank Huff, James McDonnell and Paul Staub met a Soviet patrol commanded by Lieutenant Alexander Silvashko on the destroyed Elbe bridge of Torgau. On April 26, the commanders of the 69th Infantry Division of the First Army and the Soviet 58th Guards Rifle Division of the 5th Guards Army met at Torgau. Photo: Russian and US First Army soldiers, carrying their respective flags, advance together following their historic link-up at the Elbe River, east of Torgau, Germany.

1951 - Korean War: After an heroic four day defense of Hill 235, 39 survivors of the Gloucestershire Regiment reach safety
1982 - Israel completes Sinai withdrawal, in accordance with Camp David accords

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  April 23 in military history:

0 - Feast of St. George, Patron of England and of mounted warriors.
1154 - Damascus surrenders to Sultan Nur ad-Din of Aleppo.
1861 - Robert E Lee named major general and commander of Virginia state forces
1861 - Arkansas troops seize Ft Smith
1861 - Texas forces capture U.S. Army post at San Antonio
1918 - The Royal Navy & Royal Marines raid Zeebrugge, Belgium, which yields eight Victoria Crosses, but no real success
1945 - Allies in Italy reach the Po River

1945 - Balikpapan, Borneo: USN uses guided missiles for the first time, 2 BATS, 2 hits on Japanese shipping. A U.S. Navy PBY4Y-2 Privateer patrol bomber of VPB-109 employed “Bat” missiles against Japanese shipping off Balikpapan, Borneo in the effective first combat use of the only automatic homing missile to be used in World War II. The BAT was developed by the US Navy as a standoff anti-shipping weapon, with a secondary role of attacking coastal targets with good radar contrast, such as moored shipping, fuel storage tanks or warehouses. Photo: A VPB-109 PB4Y-2 Privateer (USN patrol version of a B-24 Liberator ) in flight with a Mark 9 BAT under each wing.

1980 - Soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die

   April 22 at 23:29 EST .

   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Movie quotes from an 80s comedy classic:

Diane: Actually, I'd like to join you, but I have class tonight.
Thornton Melon: Oh. How 'bout tomorrow night?
Diane: I have class then, too.
Thornton Melon: I'll tell you what, then. Why don't you call me some time when you have no class?

Who played Diane and Thornton and what was the movie?
   April 21 at 07:14 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Back to School....Sally Kellerman and Rodney D.
April 21 at 13:35 EST .

   GO3  Correct!
April 21 at 21:55 EST .

   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  April 19 in military history:

0 - Feast of St. Expeditus the Centurion, Martyr and Patron of Navigators
530 - Battle of Callenico: The Persians defeat the Byzantines

1775 - The Battles of Lexington & Concord -- The Shot Heard 'Round the World. The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. About 700 British Army regulars in Boston, under Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, were given secret orders to capture and destroy rebel military supplies reportedly stored by the Massachusetts militia at Concord. Through effective intelligence gathering, Patriot colonials had received word weeks before the expedition that their supplies might be at risk and had moved most of them to other locations. Ultimately, the militias ended up outnumbering British regulars and inflicted more casualties than the colonials sustained. Colonial losses were 49 KIA and 39 WIA; British casualties were 73 KIA and 174 WIA. Painting: Colonial militias engage British regulars.

1783 - Congress orders hostilities with Britain at an end, eight years after The Shot Heard 'Round the World.
1909 - Canonization of Joan of Arc, patron of France, Soldiers, & Women in Military Service
1941 - US Marines begin construction of an airfield on Wake Island
1943 - USS Scorpion (SS-278 ) initiates mining of Japanese home waters
1945 - US offensive opens against the Shuri Line on Okinawa
1962 - NASA pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 46,900 m
1989 - USS Iowa (BB-61 ) gun turret explosion, 47 die
1990 - Truce ends the Nicaraguan Civil War

   April 19 at 00:37 EST .

   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Regarding Gina Carano, I've put a link below of a clip from the movie Haywire starring Gina, Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, and Ewan MacGregor. She plays a contract US operative on the run, and is set up for assassination in a phony op with Fassbender posing as her husband. Warning: the fight is uber violent, but does show her fighting skills even in a movie setting. I am limited on bandwidth where I'm located, so you'll have to follow the link rather than view directly.
   April 17 at 23:59 EST .

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   StormCnter  Her Cowboy quarterback father is Glenn Carano.
April 18 at 06:13 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Here is another dark haired beauty. Born in Dallas, Texas her Dad played for the Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys as a backup quarterback for Roger Staubach and Danny White from 1977-1983. She graduated from Trinity Christian High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she excelled in the volleyball, softball and basketball teams, the latter she helped secure a state title. At the age of 21, she began training in Muay Thai, a form of kickboxing and then moved into Mixed Martial Arts (MMA ) compiling an outstanding record in both. Her Muay Thai Record is 12-1-1 Wins/Lost/Draw, and her MMA Record is 7-1-0. She has over 11 movies and TV shows to her credit. Who is she?
   April 17 at 00:12 EST .

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   StormCnter  I had to cheat, GO3, because I had no idea and the clues were so intriguing. Maybe someone can answer it honestly.
April 17 at 10:59 EST .

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   GO3  I'll wait awhile to see if there are any takers.
April 17 at 11:32 EST .

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   GO3  Her name is Gina Corano. See above.
April 17 at 23:38 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  April 17 in military history:

1793 - Battle of Warsaw: Russians crush Polish insurgents
1861 - Confederacy authorizes privateers
1861 - U.S. steamer 'Star of West' captured by Confederates, Indianola, Texas

1863 - La Grange, Tn: Grierson's Raid begins, will end at Baton Rouge, LA. The Union raid was planned and conducted during the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. It was time to out-do the Confederates in cavalry expeditions. Col. Grierson's cavalry brigade consisted of the 6th and 7th Illinois and 2nd Iowa Cavalry regiments. Grierson and his 1,700 horse troopers, some in Confederate uniforms serving as scouts for the main force, rode over six hundred miles through hostile territory (from southern Tennessee, through the state of Mississippi and into Union-held Baton Rouge, Louisiana ), over routes no Union soldier had traveled before. They tore up railroads and burned crossties, freed slaves, burned Confederate storehouses, destroyed locomotives and commissary stores, ripped up bridges and trestles, burned buildings, and inflicted ten times the casualties they received, all while detachments of his troops made feints confusing the Confederates as to his actual whereabouts, intent and direction. The movie The Horse Soldiers, directed by John Ford, and starring John Wayne, William Holden and Constance Towers, and the Harold Sinclair novel of the same name on which it is based, are fictional variations of Grierson's Raid. Photo: Grierson's Raisers behind Confederate LInes.

1864 - Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges over Confederate refusal to treat black troops as soldiers
1941 - Iraq: British reinforcements arrive to defeat pro-fascist coup
1941 - Yugoslavia surrenders to the Germans
1945 - U.S. forces land on Mindanao Island, Philippines.
1961 - Bay of Pigs: 1,400 Cuban exiles land to overthrow Castro, all are killed or captured by the 19th.
1975 - Khmer Rouge capture Phnom Penh, initiating a reign of terror.

   April 17 at 00:00 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  April 12 in military history:

238 - Battle of Carthage: Forces loyal to the Emperor Maximinius Thrax defeat those of the Gordiani
1204 - Fourth Crusaders capture Constantinople, amid great slaughter
1706 - The new United Kingdom of Great Britain adopts the "Union" flag
1796 - Battle of Montenotte: Bonaparte's French defeat the Austrians
1864 - Fort Pillow Massacre: Nathan Bedford Forrest's men slaughter black troops
1916 - Battle of Hacienda Santa Cruz de la Villegas: Maj. Charles Young, senior black officer in the U.S. Army, leads a squadron of the 10th Cavalry (Buffalo Soldiers ) to rescue the 13th Cav, besieged by the Mexicans
1935 - Germany prohibits publishing of "non-Aryan" writers
1943 - Allies capture Soussa, Tunisia; German occupiers seize the Catholic University at Nijmegen, the Netherlands; New Guinea: Japanese aircraft raid Port Moresby
1944 - British airlift a West African Chindit brigade into central Burma.
1945 - Okinawa: 150 kamikaze attack the Allied fleet, sinking one destroyer.

1945 - Senior U.S. commanders visit the Ohrduf Concentration Camp; Ike and Bradley are stunned, Patton vomits. Ohrdruf was a Nazi forced labor and concentration camp located near Ohrdruf, south of Gotha, in Thuringia, Germany. It was part of the Buchenwald concentration camp network and the first Nazi concentration camp liberated by U.S. troops. Through March 1945 the total number sent there was around 20,000, mainly Russians, Poles, Hungarian Jews, some French, Czechs, Italians, Belgians, Greeks, Yugoslavians and Germans. Conditions were atrocious: In the huts there were no beds, "only blood-covered straw and lice". Photo: Ike, Bradley, Patton and other senior leaders at Ohrduf Concentration Camp.

1961 - The first manned orbital mission: Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin, in Vostok 1
1966 - First B-52 raids on North Vietnam
1993 - Bosnia: USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71 ) and& NATO a/c initiate no-fly zone

   April 12 at 01:31 EST .

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   GO3  In case anyone is interested in names to match the faces, here are a few who jump out in the front row. Ike third from left with his typical hands in pockets stance and the round service hat; to his immediate left is Bradley; to your far right is Patton wearing his cav boots and riding britches with one of his ivory handled revolvers visible. I think the man on your far left (second to Ike's right ) is Maj. Gen. Walton "Bulldog" Walker who commanded XX Corps. Don't quote me on the Walker citation, though.
April 14 at 03:31 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  April 10 in military history:

847 - Consecration of Pope Leo IV (847-55 ), who would fortify the Vatican against the Moors and is later canonized
1864 - Austrian Archduke Maximilian becomes Emperor of Mexico (1864-1867 ), executed 1867

1918 - Near Toul, in eastern France, the 104th Infantry begins four days determined defense against a German assault. First established in Springfield, Massachusetts, the regiment was the first American unit to be awarded the French Croix de Guerre. The regimental citation read: "For greatest fighting spirit and self-sacrifice during action of April 10, 12 and 13, 1918. Suffering from heavy bombardments, and attack by very strong German Forces, the regiment succeeded in preventing their dangerous advance, and with greatest energy reconquered, at the point of bayonet, the few ruined trenches which had to be abandoned at the first onset, at the same time making prisoners". Photo: Soldiers of the 104th Infantry Regiment being decorated in France, June, 1918.

1940 - First Battle of Narvik: Royal Navy destroyers defeat German destroyers, two of which are lost
1941 - Axis troops capture Cyrenaica, invest Tobruk, initiating an unsuccessful seven month siege
1941 - USS 'Niblack' (DD-424 ) depth charges a U-boat; first US action against German forces although prior to a declaration of war.
1942 - Manila Bay: Japanese bombard Corregidor and other forts
1944 - Soviet forces liberate Odessa from Nazis
1945 - Allies liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp; British carriers attack Japanese airbases on Formosa.
1948 - Jewish Hagana repels an Arab attack on Mishmar Ha-Emek
1963 - USS 'Thresher' (SSN-593 ) sinks east of Cape Cod, 124 die

   April 10 at 01:08 EST .

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