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    2011 Death Pool - updates

    Whoops, mis-heard the intro on "Fresh Air."
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    Gerald "Gerry" Rafferty (16 April 1947 – 4 January 2011)

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    Dick Winters, WWII hero chronicled in ‘Band of Brothers,’ dies

    Richard "Dick" Winters, a highly decorated World War II hero who became a household name when his heroics were chronicled in a Stephen Ambrose book that later became the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died. He was 92.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theloo...-brothers-dies
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Vang Pao

    http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/01/06/...-pao-dies.html

    http://www.postcrescent.com/article/...Pao-dead-at-81

    http://www.postcrescent.com/article/...me-to-Appleton

    Laotian General Vang Pao, revered among the USA's Hmong immigrants, died in Clovis, CA on 2011-01-06 of complications from pneumonia. He was 81.

    Said by former CIA chief WIlliam Colby to be the 'Greatest hero of the Vietnam War', Vang Pao lead the Hmong warriors for many years in a CIA-sponsored guerrilla war against the Communists during the Vietnam War and then after the fall of the south, lead the Hmong refugees just as strongly during peacetime as they migrated to and settled in the USA - and was revered among them as much in peace as he was in war. (The Hmongs were marked for death by the Communists for fighting for our side in the War.) He was known for traveling extensively throughout California, the MStP area and various places here in Wisconsin to lend moral support and guidance to the Hmong people in their transition to life as Americans, including many times here in the Appleton, WI area (for example, he helped some former refugees cut the ribbon on a restaurant that they opened here in the Appleton area back in September, 2010).

    R.I.P. to a true American hero.



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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Richard "Dick" Winters, a highly decorated World War II hero who became a household name when his heroics were chronicled in a Stephen Ambrose book that later became the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died. He was 92.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theloo...-brothers-dies
    Normandy (recommended for the Medal of Honor), Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge -

    Now he was RUGGED.
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    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by kms View post
    Gerald "Gerry" Rafferty (16 April 1947 – 4 January 2011)
    In case you yung'n's don't know.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkS169P_Eeo

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    For old timers who remember the "Ozzie and Harriet" TV show, David Nelson, 74 died. He was the last of the Nelson family.

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/cele...bit/index.html
    "When life gives you lemons, just say 'No thanks'." - Henry Rollins

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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    For old timers who remember the "Ozzie and Harriet" TV show, David Nelson, 74 died. He was the last of the Nelson family.

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/cele...bit/index.html
    This Bear not only remembers.....I have a big box set of DVDs with all of the TV programs on it. Nostalgic, I am.

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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    For old timers who remember the "Ozzie and Harriet" TV show, David Nelson, 74 died. He was the last of the Nelson family.

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/cele...bit/index.html
    I picked the wrong old show.... I went with every other old show.
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    Rock promoter Kirshner dies in Florida at age 76
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...219f427ac1ea45
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Sargent Shriver is dead at age 95
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/01/16/obit.sargent.shriver/

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    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Barney F. Hajiro

    Oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, died Friday, 2011-01-21 in Honolulu, HI. He was 94.

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/...asp?S=13890274

    His citation:
    http://www.homeofheroes.com/moh/cita...ei/hajiro.html

    R.I.P.



    There are now 85 surviving living recipients.

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    Off-topic:
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    There are now 85 surviving living recipients.
    16 earned in World War II,
    13 in the Korean War,
    55 in the Vietnam War, and
    1 in the War in Afghanistan.
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    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Dick Mauser

    Oldest surviving veteran of Easy Company (Company E, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division - World War II), featured in HBO's Band of Brothers miniseries, died Friday, 2011-01-21 of pancreatic cancer at his home in Omaha, NE, he was 94.

    He was a very humble man and, until very recently, never discussed his service record with even his closest relatives.

    http://www.omaha.com/article/2011012...ero-dead-at-94
    (Note, he is misidentified as 'Ed Mauser' in the article.)

    R.I.P.



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    Fitness guru Jack LaLanne, 96, dies at Calif. home

    LOS ANGELES – Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru who inspired television viewers to trim down, eat well and pump iron for decades before diet and exercise became a national obsession, died Sunday. He was 96.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110124/...t_jack_lalanne
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    LOS ANGELES – Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru who inspired television viewers to trim down, eat well and pump iron for decades before diet and exercise became a national obsession, died Sunday. He was 96.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110124/...t_jack_lalanne
    Oh man. I was close on this one. I thought the old guy was going to live into his 100's, so I picked his wife instead! Sad to here such a great fitness icon pass away, though.
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    Milton M. Levine, 97, Inventor of Ant Farm

    Mr. Levine once said of his company’s success: “Most novelties, if they last one season, it’s a lot. If they last two seasons, it’s a phenomenon. To last 35 years is unheard of.” That was in 1991.

    Last year, Uncle Milton Industries, based in Westlake Village, Calif., was sold to the Transom Capital Group for more than $20 million.
    Oddball
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    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Charlie Callas, stand up comedy, former drummer.

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    5-time Oscar-winner composer John Barry dies at 77

    LONDON – Five-time Oscar-winning composer John Barry, who wrote music for a dozen James Bond films, including "You Only Live Twice" and "Goldfinger" but couldn't persuade a jury that he composed the suave spy's theme music, has died. He was 77.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110131/...bit_john_barry
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Emory Bellard, Creator of Wishbone Offense, Dies at 83

    It was many years before defenses caught up with the wishbone. From 1969 through 1979, seven national championships were won or shared by wishbone teams.
    Oddball
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    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Duke Snider, Hall of Fame Dodgers center fielder, dies at 84

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/SPORT/02/27/...ex.html?hpt=T2

    Even this die-hard Giants fan morns his passing.
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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Duke Snider, Hall of Fame Dodgers center fielder, dies at 84

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/SPORT/02/27/...ex.html?hpt=T2

    Even this die-hard Giants fan morns his passing.
    Last of the Boys of Summer, from the late forties, early 50's. Gilliam, Reese, Hodges, Cox, Furillo, Erskine, my favorite Campanella, and others. One of the few that made the trip to LA when the Dodgers abandoned Brooklyn.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Frank Buckles , America's Last WWI Veteran has died at 110.

    And was a civilian POW in the Philippines during WW II.

    RELATED:
    The last known Canadian veteran of the war, John Babcock of Spokane, Wash., died in February 2010.
    There are no French or German veterans of the war left alive.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...2800108_2.html
    Last edited by JNA; 28 Feb 2011 at 8:19 AM.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Jane Russell, star of '40s and '50s films, dies

    LOS ANGELES – She was the voluptuous pin-up girl who set a million male hearts to pounding during World War II, the favorite movie star of a generation of young men long before she'd made a movie more than a handful of them had ever seen.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110301/...t_jane_russell
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Columnist David S. Broder, 81.

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    On pitching to Stan Musial:
    "Once he timed your fastball, your infielders were in jeopardy."
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