Quote of the Day

"He was a gallant soldier and a Christian gentleman."

U.S. Grant: Remark in 1864, when , during the Wilderness Campaign, he spent the night in the house where Jackson died.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Raining.

It's been raining since yesterday afternoon and is supposed to continue to do so through Thursday. Sometimes it comes down pretty hard, but for the most part it's a "soaking" rain.


The next isue of Shotgun New's Be Ready magazine is supposed to be out.   I say "supposed to be" because I haven't been able to find one in town. Either they all got sold out as soon as they hit the stands, or they haven't gotten up here yet. I'm inclined to believe the former, in which case I'll have to order it and pay shipping on the magazine.

There's another really good magazine that just came out.  It's called Ballistic, and is classified as a "shooting and survival magazine."  The magazine is another of those very high end publications becoming popular today.  Costs $10.00, is oversized and printed on the best quality paper.


The gun articles were ok but nothing spectacular. The survival articles included an excellent write up of using veterinarian antibiotics for people. There was a very good chart that listed the antibiotic, what it was used for, and the "pet" version by name.  That alone was worth ten dollars.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day


U.S. EMBASSY - BEIRUT, LEBANON:
Maxwell, Ben H. ........... USA .... SSG .... 04/18/1983 .. VA .. Appomattox, VA
McMaugh, Robert V. ........ USMC ... Cpl .... 04/18/1983 .. VA .. Manassas, VA
Salazar, Mark E. .......... USA .... SSG .... 04/18/1983 .. CA .. Pasadena, CA
Twine, Richard ............ USA .... SFC .... 04/18/1983 .. UK .. Salop, UK
MULTI-NATIONAL PEACEKEEPING FORCE - LEBANON 1982 - 1984:
Reagan, David L. .......... USMC ... Cpl .... 09/30/1982 .. VA .. Virginia Beach, VA
Losey, Donald George ...... USMC ... 2ndLt .. 08/29/1983 .. NC .. Winston Salem, NC
Ortega, Alexander M. ...... USMC ... SSgt ... 08/29/1983 .. NY .. Rochester, NY
Clark, Randy W. ........... USMC ... LCpl ... 09/06/1983 .. WI .. Minong, WI
Valle, Pedro J. ........... USMC ... Cpl .... 09/06/1983 .. RP .. San Juan, RP
Soifert, Alan H. .......... USMC ... SSgt ... 10/14/1983 .. NH .. Nashua, NH
Ohler, Michael J. ......... USMC ... Capt ... 10/16/1983 .. NY .. Huntington, NY
Abbott, Terry W. .......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. OH .. New Richmond, OH
Alexander, Clemon S. ...... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Monticello, FL
Allman, John R. ........... USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. NM .. Carlsbad ... NM
Arnold, Moses J. Jr. ...... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Philadelphia, PA
Bailey, Charles K. ........ USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. MD .. Berlin, MD
Baker, Nicholas ........... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Alexandria, VA
Banks, Johansen ........... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. MI .. Detroit, MI
Barrett, Richard E. ....... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Tappahanock, VA
Bates, Ronny K. ........... USN .... HM1 .... 10/23/1983 .. SC .. Aiken, SC
Battle, David L. .......... USMC ... 1stSgt . 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Hubert, NC
Baynard, James R. ......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Richmond, VA
Beamon, Jesse W. .......... USN .... HN ..... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Haines City, FL
Belmer, Alvin. ............ USMC ... GySgt .. 10/23/1983 .. IL .. Chicago, IL
Bland, Stephen ............ USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Midway Park, NC
Blankenship, Richard L. ... USMC ... SGT .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Hubert, NC
Blocker, John W. .......... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Yulee, FL
Boccia, Joseph J. Jr. ..... USMC ... Capt ... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Northport, NY
Bohannon, Leon W. Jr. ..... USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Bohnet, John R. Jr. ....... USMC ... SSgt ... 10/23/1983 .. TN .. Memphis, TN
Bonk, John J. Jr. ......... USMC ... SGT .... 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Philadelphia, PA
Boulos, Jeffrey L. ........ USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Islip, NY
Bousum, David R. .......... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. MI .. Fife Lake, MI
Boyett, John N. ........... USMC ... 1stLT .. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Camp Lejeune, NC
Brown, Anthony K. ......... USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. MI .. Detroit, MI
Brown, David W. ........... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. TX .. Conroe, TX
Buchanan, Bobby S. Jr. .... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Midway Park, NC
Buckmaster, John B. ....... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Vandalia, OH
Burley, William F. ........ USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. NJ .. Linden, NJ
Cain, Jimmy R. ............ USN .... HN ..... 10/23/1983 .. AL .. Birmington, AL
Callahan, Paul L. ......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Lorain, OH
Camara, Mecot E. .......... USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Hinton, WV
Campus, Bradley J. ........ USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. MA .. Lynn, MA
Ceasar, Johnnie D. ........ USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. TX .. El Campo, TX
Cole, Marc L. ............. USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Ludlow Falls, OH
Coleman, Marcus E. ........ USA .... SP4 .... 10/23/1983 .. TX .. Dallas, TX
Comas, Juan M. ............ USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Hialeah, FL
Conley, Robert A. ......... USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Orlando, FL
Cook, Charles D. .......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Advance, NC
Cooper, Curtis J. ......... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. PA .. North Wales, PA
Copeland, Johnny L. ....... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Burlington, NC
Corcoran, Bert D. ......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Katonah, NY
Cosner, David L. .......... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. WV .. Elkins, WV
Coulman, Kevin P. ......... USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Seminary, NY
Croft, Brett A. ........... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Lakeland, FL
Crudale, Rick R. .......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. RI .. Warwick, RI
Custard, Kevin P. ......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. MN .. Virginia, MN
Cyzick, Russell E. ........ USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. WV .. Star City, WV
Davis, Andrew L. .......... USMC ... Maj .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Decker, Sidney James ...... USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. KY .. Clarkson, KY
Devlin, Michael J. ........ USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. MA .. Westwood, MA
Dibenedetto, Thomas A. .... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. CT .. Mansfield Center, CT
Dorsey, Nathaniel G. ...... USMC ... Pvt .... 10/23/1983 .. MD .. Baltimore, MD
Douglass, Frederick B. .... USMC ... SgtMaj . 10/23/1983 .. MA .. Cataumet, MA
Dunnigan, Timothy J. ...... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. WV .. Princeton, WV
Earle, Bryan L. ........... USN .... HN ..... 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Painsville, OH
Edwards, Roy L. ........... USMC ... MSgt ... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Camp Lejeune, NC
Elliot, William D. Jr. .... USN .... HM3 .... 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Lancaster, PA
Ellison, Jesse ............ USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. WI .. Soldiers Grove, WI
Estes, Danny R. ........... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. IN .. Gary, IN
Estler, Sean F. ........... USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. NJ .. Kenall Park, NJ
Faulk, James E. ........... USN .... HM3 .... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Panama City, FL
Fluegel, Richard A. ....... USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Erie, PA
Forrester, Steven M. ...... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Foster, William B. Jr. .... USN .... HM3 .... 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Richmond, VA
Fulcher, Michael D. ....... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Madison Heights, VA
Fuller, Benjamin E. ....... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. GA .. Duluth, GA
Fulton, Michael S. ........ USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. TX .. Ft. Worth, TX
Gaines, William Jr. ....... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Port Charlotte, FL
Gallagher, Sean R. ........ USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. MA .. N. Andover, MA
Gander, David B. .......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. WI .. Milwaulkee, WI
Gangur, George M. ......... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Cleveland, OH
Gann, Leland E. ........... USMC ... SSgt ... 10/23/1983 .. TX .. Austin, TX
Garcia, Randall J. ........ USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. CA .. Modesto, CA
Garcia, Ronald J. ......... USMC ... SSgt ... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Gay, David D. ............. USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Harrisburg, IL
Ghumm, Harold D. .......... USMC ... SSgt ... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Gibbs, Warner Jr. ......... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Portsmouth, VA
Giblin, Timothy R. ........ USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. RI .. N. Providence, RI
Gorchinski, Michael W. .... USN .... ETC .... 10/23/1983 .. IN .. Evansville, IN
Gordon, Richard J. ........ USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. MA .. Somerville, MA
Gratton, Harold F. ........ USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Conoes, NY
Greaser, Robert B. ........ USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Lansdale, PA
Green, Davin M. ........... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. MD .. Baltimore, MD
Hairston, Thomas A. ....... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Philadelphia, PA
Haltiwanger, Freddie Jr. .. USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. SC .. Little Mountain, SC
Hamilton, Virgel D. ....... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. KY .. Dayton, OH
Hanton, Gilbert ........... USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. DC .. Washington, DC
Hart, William ............. USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Haskell, Michael S. ....... USMC ... Capt ... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Camp Lejeune, NC
Hastings, Michael A. ...... USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. DE .. Seaford, DE
Hein, Paul A. ............. USMC ... Capt ... 10/23/1983 .. IL .. Chicago, IL
Held, Douglas E. .......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Richmond, VA
Helms, Mark A. ............ USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. NE .. Dwight, NE
Henderson, Ferrandy D. .... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Tampa, FL
Hernandez, Matilde Jr. .... USMC ... GySgt .. 10/23/1983 .. TX .. Austin, TX
Hester, Stanley G. ........ USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Raleigh, NC
Hildreth, Donald W. ....... USMC ... GySgt .. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Sneads Ferry, NC
Holberton, Richard H. ..... USMC ... SSgt ... 10/23/1983 .. SC .. Beaufort, SC
Holland, Robert S. ........ USN .... HM3 .... 10/23/1983 .. KY .. Gilbertsville, KY
Hollingshead, Bruce A. .... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Fairborn, OH
Holmes, Melvin D. ......... USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. IL .. Chicago, IL
Howard, Bruce L. .......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. ME .. Strong, ME
Hudson, John R. ........... USN .... LT ..... 10/23/1983 .. GA .. Riverdale, GA
Hudson, Terry L. .......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. AL .. Prichard, AL
Hue, Lyndon J. ............ USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. LA .. Des Allemands, LA
Hukill, Maurice E. ........ USMC ... 2ndLt .. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Iacovino, Edward S. Jr. ... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. RI .. Warwick, RI
Ingalls, John J. .......... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Interlaken, NY
Innocenzi, Paul G. III .... USMC ... WO-1 ... 10/23/1983 .. NJ .. Trenton, NJ
Jackowski, James J. ....... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. S. Salem, NY
James, Jeffrey W. ......... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. MD .. Baltimore, MD
Jenkins, Nathaniel W. ..... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Daytona Beach, FL
Johnson, Michael H. ....... USN .... HM2 .... 10/23/1983 .. MI .. Detroit, MI
Johnston, Edward A. ....... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Struthers, OH
Jones, Steven ............. USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Brooklyn, NY
Julian, Thomas A. ......... USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. RI .. Middleton, RI
Kees, Marion E. ........... USN .... HM2 .... 10/23/1983 .. WV .. Martinsburg, WV
Keown, Thomas C. .......... USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. KY .. Louisville, KY
Kimm, Edward E. ........... USMC ... GySgt .. 10/23/1983 .. IA .. Atlantic, IA
Kingsley, Walter V. ....... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. WI .. Wisconsin Dells, WI
Kluck, Daniel S. .......... USA .... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. KY .. Owensboro, KY
Knipple, James C. ......... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Alexandria, VA
Kreischer, Freas H. III ... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Indiatlantic, FL
Laise, Keith J. ........... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. PA .. East Stroudsburg, PA
Lamb, Thomas G. ........... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. MN .. Coon Rapids, MN
Langon, James J. IV ....... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. NJ .. Lakehurst, NJ
Lariviere, Michael S. ..... USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Perry, FL
Lariviere, Steven B. ...... USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. MA .. Chicopee, MA
Lemnah, Richard L. ........ USMC ... MSgt ... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Camp Lejeune, NC
Lewis, David A. ........... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Garfield Heights, OH
Lewis, Val S. ............. USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. GA .. Atlanta, GA
Livingston, Joseph R. ..... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. IL .. Champaign, IL
Lyon, Paul D. Jr. ......... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Milton, FL
Macroglou, John W. ........ USMC ... Maj .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Maitland, Samuel .......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Martin, Charlie R. ........ USMC ... SSgt ... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Camp Lejeune, NC
Martin, Jack L. ........... USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Oveido, FL
Massa, David S. ........... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. RI .. Warren, RI
Massman, Michael R. ....... USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. MI .. Port Huron, MI
Mattacchione, Joseph J. ... USMC ... Pvt .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Sanford, NC
McCall, John .............. USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Rochester, NY
McDonough, James E. ....... USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Newcastle, PA
McMahon, Timothy R. ....... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. TX .. Austin, TX
McNeely, Timothy D. ....... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Mooresville, NC
McVicker, George N. II .... USN .... HM2 .... 10/23/1983 .. IN .. Wabash, IN
Melendez, Louis ........... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. PR .. Puerto Rico
Menkins, Richard H. II .... USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Tully, NY
Mercer, Michael D. ........ USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Vale, NC
Meurer, Ronald W. ......... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. KY .. Louisville, KY
Milano, Joseph P. ......... USN .... HM3 .... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Farmingville, NY
Moore, Joseph P. .......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. MO .. St. Louis, MO
Morrow, Richard A. ........ USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Clairton, PA
Muffler, John F. .......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Philadelphia, PA
Munoz, Alex ............... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. NM .. Bloomfield, NM
Myers, Harry D. ........... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Whittler, NC
Nairn, David J. ........... USMC ... 1stLt .. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Nava, Luis A. ............. USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. CA .. Gardena, CA
Olson, John A. ............ USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. MN .. Sabin, MN
Olson, Robert P. .......... USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Lawtons, NY
Ortiz, Richard C. ......... USMC ... CWO-3 .. 10/23/1983 .. OK .. Ft. Sill, OK
Owen, Jeffrey B. .......... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Virginia Beach, VA
Owens, Joseph A. .......... USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Chesterfield, VA
Page, Connie Ray .......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Erwin, NC
Parker, Ulysses ........... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. MD .. Baltimore, MD
Payne, Mark W. ............ USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Binghamton, NY
Pearson, John L. .......... USMC ... GySgt .. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Perron, Thomas S. ......... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. MA .. Whitinsville, MA
Phillips, John A. Jr. ..... USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. IL .. Wilmette, IL
Piercy, George W. ......... USN .... HMC .... 10/23/1983 .. MD .. Mt. Savage, MD
Plymel, Clyde W. .......... USMC ... 1stLt .. 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Merritt, FL
Pollard, William H. ....... USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Flint, MI
Pomalestorres, Rafael I. .. USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Philadelphia, PA
Prevatt, Victor M. ........ USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. GA .. Columbus, GA
Price, James C. ........... USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. AL .. Attala, AL
Prindeville, Patrick K. ... USMC ... SSgt ... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Gainesville, FL
Pulliam, Eric A. .......... USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. IL .. E. St. Louis, IL
Quirante, Diomedes J. ..... USN .... HM3 .... 10/23/1983 .. RP .. Calcoocan City, RP
Randolph, David M. ........ USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. AZ .. Siloam Springs, AZ
Ray, Charles R. ........... USMC ... GySgt .. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Relvas, Rui A. ............ USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Philadelphia, PA
Rich, Terrence L. ......... USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Brooklyn, NY
Richardson, Warren ........ USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Brooklyn, NY
Rodriguez, Juan C. ........ USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Miami, FL
Rotondo, Louis J. ......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Philadelphia, PA
San Pedro, Guillermo Jr. .. USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Hialeah, FL
Sauls, Michael C. ......... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. SC .. Waterboro, SC
Schnorf, Charles J. ....... USMC ... 1stLt .. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Camp Lejeune, NC
Schultz, Scott L. ......... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Keeseville, NY
Scialabba, Peter J. ....... USMC ... Capt ... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Moorehead City, NC
Scott, Gary R. ............ USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. IL .. Rankin, IL
Shallo, Ronald L. ......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Hudson, NY
Shipp, Thomas A. .......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Woonsocket, RI
Shropshire, Jerryl D. ..... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. GA .. Macon, GA
Silvia, James F. .......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. RI .. Middletown, RI
Sliwinski, Stanley J. ..... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Niles, OH
Smith, Kirk H. ............ USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Miami, FL
Smith, Thomas G. .......... USMC ... SSgt ... 10/23/1983 .. CT .. Middletown, CT
Smith, Vincent L. ......... USMC ... Capt ... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Soares, Edward ............ USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. RI .. Tiverton, RI
Sommerhof, William S. ..... USMC ... 1stLt .. 10/23/1983 .. IL .. Springfield, IL
Spaulding, Michael C. ..... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Akron, OH
Spearing, John W. ......... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Lancaster, PA
Spencer, Stephen E. ....... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. RI .. Portsmouth, RI
Stelpflug, Bill J. ........ USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. AL .. Auburn, AL
Stephens, Horace R. ....... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. MD .. Capitol Heights, MD
Stockton, Craig S. ........ USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Rochester, NY
Stokes, Jeffery G. ........ USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. GA .. Waynesboro, GA
Stowe, Thomas D. .......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Sturghill, Eric D. ........ USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. IL .. Chicago, IL
Sundar, Devon L. .......... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. CT .. Stamford, CT
Surch, James F. Jr. ....... USN .... LT ..... 10/23/1983 .. CA .. Lompoc, CA
Thompson, Dennis A. ....... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Bronx, NY
Thorstad, Thomas P. ....... USMC ... SSgt ... 10/23/1983 .. IN .. Chesterton, IN
Tingley, Stephen D. ....... USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. CT .. Ellington, CT
Tishmack, John J. ......... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. MN .. Minneapolis, MN
Trahan, Lex D. ............ USMC ... Pvt .... 10/23/1983 .. LA .. Lafayette, LA
Vallone, Donald H. Jr. .... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. CA .. Palmdale, CA
Walker, Eric R. ........... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. IL .. Chicago, IL
Walker, Leonard W. ........ USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. AL .. Dothan, AL
Washington, Eric G. ....... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Alexandria, VA
Weekes, O'Brian ........... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Brooklyn, NY
Wells, Tandy W. ........... USMC ... 1stSgt . 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Wentworth, Steven B. ...... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Reading, PA
Wesley, Allen D. .......... USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Philadelphia, PA
West, Lloyd D. ............ USMC ... GySgt .. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Weyl, John R. ............. USMC ... SSgt ... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Wherland, Burton D. Jr. ... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Wigglesworth, Dwayne W. ... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. CT .. Naugatuck, CT
Williams, Rodney J. ....... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Opa Locka, FL
Williams, Scipio Jr. ...... USMC ... GySgt .. 10/23/1983 .. SC .. Charleston, SC
Williamson, Johnny A. ..... USMC ... LCpl ... 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Asheboro, NC
Wint, Walter E. Jr. ....... USMC ... Capt ... 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Wilkes-Barre, PA
Winter, William E. ........ USMC ... Capt ... 10/23/1983 .. AL .. Athens, AL
Wolfe, John E. ............ USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. AZ .. Phoenix, AZ
Woollett, Donald E. ....... USMC ... 1stLt .. 10/23/1983 .. OK .. Bartlesville, OK
Worley, David E. .......... USN .... HM3 .... 10/23/1983 .. MD .. Baltimore, MD
Wyche, Craig L. ........... USMC ... Pfc .... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Jamaica, NY
Yarber, James G. .......... USA .... SFC .... 10/23/1983 .. CA .. Vacaville, CA
Young, Jeffrey D. ......... USMC ... Sgt .... 10/23/1983 .. NJ .. Moorestown, NJ
Zimmerman, William A. ..... USMC ... 1stLt .. 10/23/1983 .. MI .. Grand Haven, MI
Townsend, Henry Jr. ....... USMC ... Cpl .... 12/02/1983 .. AL .. Montgomery, AL
Biddle, Shannon D. ........ USMC ... Cpl .... 12/04/1983 .. AL .. Valley Head, AL
Cherman, Sam .............. USMC ... Cpl .... 12/04/1983 .. NY .. Queens, NY
Cox, Manuel A. ............ USMC ... Sgt .... 12/04/1983 .. NJ .. Union City, NJ
Daugherty, David L. ....... USMC ... Cpl .... 12/04/1983 .. OH .. Eastlake,OH
Evans, Thomas A. .......... USMC ... Cpl .... 12/04/1983 .. MT .. Conrad, MT
Hattaway, Jeffrey T. ...... USMC ... Pfc .... 12/04/1983 .. FL .. Pensacola, FL
Kraft, Todd A. ............ USMC ... Cpl .... 12/04/1983 .. ND .. Devilslake, ND
Lange, Mark A. ............ USN .... LT  .... 12/04/1983 .. MI .. Fraser, MI
Perkins, Marvin H. ........ USMC ... Cpl .... 12/04/1983 .. TN .. Franklin, TN
Gargano, Edward J. ........ USMC ... Cpl .... 01/08/1984 .. MA .. Quincy, MA
Dramis, George L. ......... USMC ... LCpl ... 01/30/1984 .. NJ .. Cape May Court House, NJ
*Hernandez, Rodolfo ....... USMC ... LCpl ... 01/30/1984 .. TX .. El Paso, TX (see below footnote)
Butler, Alfred III ........ USMC ... Capt ... 02/09/1984 .. FL .. Cocoa Beach, FL
DIED YEARS LATER OF WOUNDS SUSTAINED ON 23 OCT 1983:
*Hendrickson, John ........ USMC ... - ...... 04/13/1990 .. -  .. (see below footnote)
*Simpson, Larry H. Jr. .... USMC ... LCpl ... 08/31/1992 .. -  .. (see below footnote)
US EMBASSY ANNEX - BEIRUT, LEBANON:
Wagner, Michael Ray ....... USN .... ISC .... 09/20/1984 .. NC .. Zebulon,, NC
Welch, Kenneth V. ......... USA .... WO2 .... 09/20/1984 .. MI .. Grand Rapids, MI
OTHER - LEBANON MNF LEBANON (ISRAEL):
Hallstrom, Todd ........... USMC ... LCpl ... 03/09/1984 .. IL .. Rockford, IL
OTHER - BEIRUT, LEBANON:
Hasenfus, Michael J. ...... USA .... SGT .... 10/20/1984 .. MA .. Dedham, MA
Stethem, Robert D. ........ USN .... SW2 .... 06/15/1985 .. MD .. Waldorf, MD
Higgins, William R. ....... USMC ... Col .... 07/06/1990 .. KY .. Louisville, KY
BEIRUT AIR BRIDGE:
Baker, Michael R. ......... USA .... CWO .... 08/15/1995 .. -  .. -
Cunningham, Donald J. ..... USA .... CWO .... 08/15/1995 .. -  .. -
Rogers, Robert A. ......... USA .... SPC .... 08/15/1995 .. -  .. -
Wood, Dale L. ............. USA .... SPC .... 08/15/1995 .. -  .. -
*Still checking on the following to confirm information:
PLEASE NOTE: The symbol ' - ' denotes unknown to this web author, and does not mean that the information is unknown to the Department of Defense.
*Rivers, Paul . ........... USMC ... Cpl .... 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Brooklyn, NY
    (Listed in article, but his name is not on DOD list, but was in a 2/84
"Leatherneck" magazine article list. Later, it was confirmed by several eye
witnesses that he did in fact survive the blast and is living.)
*Hernandez, Rodolfo ........ USMC ... - ...... 01/31/1984 ..
   (Although the DoDGraves database l has him listed as not died in Lebanon, but he was
wounded on 30 Jan 84 and died weeks later in Germany as a result of wounds.
 Hendrickson, John ......... USMC ... - ...... 04/13/1990 ..
Simpson, Larry H. Jr. ..... USMC ... - ...... 08/31/1992 ..
  

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Let's go spend some money, or " How I went to town and hit the intersection just as the Memorial Day Parade kicked off."


"Once upon a midnight dreary, as I lurked on channel 22, weak and weary."  Last night I heard on the CB that  the new Shotgun News Treasury was out in town.  There are only three news stands in the whole county, one at Walmart, two at the grocery stores. One of the grocery stores doesn't carry it. So I knew I had to go to town today. They only get so many copies, and those are gone in heart beat.

So my wife and I loaded up about 8:30 and headed for town.  We hit the town square about 9:00, along with the rest of the population of this country and the four adjacent counties. Our town has a huge Memorial Day parade, and this year it kicked off at 9:00.

Every road was blocked. The volunteer fire department, the emergency rescue guys, the State Police, the Sheriff's Department and the 3 man town police department were all there to make sure you could not extricate yourself from the mob until the parade passed.  It looked like the exodus scene from Cecil B. Demille's epic The Ten Commandments.


Finally we put the car on a side street and walked to a little cafe for an early lunch.  We just stayed there until the parade was over, and then we went to Home Depot.  My wife got a late mother's day present in the form of a flowering plant she wanted, and a big ceramic pot to put it in.

The to the grocery store, where I got my magazine, and some smoked neck bones for the dogs.

Then to Walmart, where we bought $300 worth of groceries, which we were barely able to stuff into the Cherokee, even with the back seat down.  Once home, it was more work to unload than it was to buy. Everything had to be hauled into the house and then stowed.  I was already worn out by being crammed into the seething masses of people everywhere we went. Stores full, streets full, roads bumper to bumper around town. Horrendous.

I'll never go into town on a Memorial Day again.



Friday, May 22, 2015

Direct TV pay per view


   I finally got to see American Sniper courtesy of Direct TV pay per view. I think it cost me $5.00, something in that neighborhood.

   They've had some good movies lately. I wanted to see this when it came out in theaters, but my wife will only go to "happy ending" movies and she knew this wasn't one. So I had to wait a bit.

    Things have changed so much that other than the AK-47 and the RPG the bad guys used, I didn't recognize much of anything. The uniforms, 782 gear, personal weapons, vehicles, etc are so far removed from my time they might have been something out of a science fiction movie.

    I did understand the relationship between the fighters that the movie portrayed. That hasn't changed, so far as I could tell.

    I felt kind of sorry for the protagonist. He lived by old values, mentally he lived in a different time, and it made things harder on him than they would otherwise have been.  He believed in things people curl their lips up at now.

It's sad that he made it all the way through four combat tours in Iraq and then got killed by some psychopath who "just wanted to be famous."

I haven't read the book but I guess I will order a copy.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Cool, dry and windy. To boat, or not to boat? That is the question.


It's a perfect day up here in the Smoky Mountains.  The cold air mass from up north finally pushed all the wet, hot air out. The humidity outside is down to 48%, and the temperture is 72 with a nice breeze blowing.

I have been catching up on reading other people's blogs.  As you'd expect with the weather so nice in most parts of the country, there haven't been a lot of updates lately.






In a little bit I'm going out and run the generator again.  I want to run the last bit of fuel out of the tank and replace it with fresh diesel.  Everything else seems to be in order so that's one less thing to worry about.


  I really don't like using the generator because I am uncomfortable with the noise it makes. Sound carries a long, long way in the mountains. Especially in winter, when the air is very dry and cold.  It's like a big neon sign saying "here I am!"  I use it for extended outages, which strangely enough have been more frequent in the last couple of years than I can remember, with the exception of major storms.

Still, you can't be without one up here. Not unless you like candles a whole lot.



I built everything out of cedar logs here on the mountain.  They last forever and blend into the forest well.  I don't suppose anyone could do that now , given that we can't import as much lumber from Canada and the price of  cedar is ridiculous.  I pay $50.00 now for a small bundle of cedar shakes I can lift with one hand, but I have to have them to replace shakes on the roofs of the buildings.

Logistics.  Fix this, repair that, mow this, trim that.  If we lived in an apartment at least I wouldn't spend so much of every waking day either working on the place or worrying about not working on the place.




I often think about buying a small houseboat.  Some years back I went out to Lake Shasta with my brothers, and we rented one for a week. It was pretty basic, but it was very comfortable and it certainly gave you a way to get out away from the maddening crowd while still taking the creature comforts with you. The boat engine ran off diesel and all the amenities like hot water heater, refrigerator, stove, and air conditioner ran off propane.





Before we went out to the marina, we made three stops. One at a liquor store, where my brothers loaded up copious quantities of Jose Cuervo, Dos Equis,  Tequila, Vodka, and some more mundane beer like Michelob.  Then to a grocery store, where we spent lavishly on food.  Finally we stopped at a tobacco store where I got some really fine tobacco for my pipe.  Thus supplied, it was on to the marina.


The cost of the boat for a solid week was under $500.00.  That included the initial fill of propane and diesel. You'd spend more than that for a decent motel room.



One of my brothers brought a smaller boat along.  That was a good idea, because the houseboat is not something you would want to  motor all the way down the length of the lake just to buy some groceries.

Most of the traffic on the lake is at one end, where the ramps and stores and marinas are. The other end of this particular lake was largely deserted. So we put the houseboat down there, and just used the "skiff" to run errands.







This was a modest boat by the standards of "house boaters" but if it was spartan, it was comfortable. It even had a grill on the bow where you could cook if you didn't want to use the kitchen.




The kitchen was pretty large, and wasn't much different from the kitchen you probably have in your house. The boat came equipped with all the kitchen paraphernalia, all you had to do was bring your own supplies.


At night, we'd just find some secluded spot along the shoreline, pull in, build a fire, and relax.









We could have just gone out in the middle of the lake and let the boat drift at night, but even down at the far end there were some idiots in speed boats who would have been perfectly capable of ramming us full tilt in the dark, despite the navigation lights.




There were two bedrooms on the boat.  One had six bunks, stacked two high. My brother R's dog appropriated one for herself but that still left five aft and two forward. We could comfortably have slept eight people, or more if there were couples.


This is the dining room / living room.  It was very big , considering, and was right in line with the kitchen further aft, so cooking and cleaning up afterwards were easy.




 I had never had a lot to do with boating except sail boats, and I was a little worried about how this would be to maneuver. It turned out to be a lot easier than driving a car.


Essentials for the well equipped house boater. GPS, cell phone, binoculars, FRS/GMRS base unit, M1911A1 Colt.
The only issue we had was during a trip to get more propane. The etiquette for house
boating is that you get in line and wait your turn to pull in for fuel, groceries, and to offload "gray water."  We were in line and some guy in a big expensive boat tried to cut in the line up near the front.

This did not set well with my youngest brother, former Marine and retired policeman. He makes me look like a paragon of virtue when it comes to temper control. My brother took our houseboat and cut the guy off, which resulted in a frank and open exchanges of views with the people on the other boat. They were all hot air and backed off, going on to the tail of the line, but it was a little more excitement than I needed in a state that has some very strange laws about situations like that. In Georgia we know how to deal with aggressive ,rude people. But in California, it's like another world.

The bathrooms on the boat (there were two)  were about like you'd find in a nice motel except that there was no tub, just a shower. There was plenty of hot water.

The boat carried several hundred gallons of fresh water, but you could also use the lake water for things like washing your hands.

Shasta was clean then, though I don't know what it's like now. Basically, the house boat was configured to bring the "gray water" back to the dock and have it pumped out, but you also could throw a valve and just pump it overboard. We never did that, and didn't mind the trip back to the marina because we'd do shopping or whatever. But in a pinch, there is that capability.


The living room on the boat




I realize a houseboat is limited in the bodies of water it can be used on.  I don't expect you'd see one nosing out into the ocean. But it's incredibly compact and well designed, and has all the comforts of home. It was pretty cheap to operate, neither propane or diesel fuel consumption was very high over the period of a full week.  It was comfortable, and the lake was beautiful.  Nor was the boat prohibitively expensive. The model we rented went for less than $35,000 at the time, and the marina had a couple of used one's they were offering for $25,000 in pristine condition.

My problem here is that the only lake big enough to justify having a houseboat is all the way over in South Carolina. It's a three hour drive.  Our lakes in North Georgia are all artificial, built by putting a dam across the river. So they are narrow, shallow, and turn into virtual mud flats in summer.

I'm going to have one or the other  though.  Either a nice houseboat, or a nice truck with a good camper on the back.  Which one just depends on how things turn out when the wife retires in a few years.



You can't tell the players without a program.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Iraqi "army" isn't worth a Tinkers Damn.




Will we never learn?

Link above is to Fox news story. It's enough to make a stone statue weep.


Want to buy an Iraqi Army rifle? Never been fired and only been dropped once.

The Iraqis are modifying the M1 tanks supplied by America to better suit Iraqi tactics. Once modified the tanks feature two forward gears, seven reverse gears, and backup lights.

An Iraqi company was moving through the sand dunes when a lone ISIL fighter appeared at the top of a dune, shouted taunts, and then disappeared behind the dune. Outraged, the company commander sent a four man fireteam to eliminate the taunter. The men disappeared over the dune. Then there were shots, explosions and blood curdling screams .
After a moment, the ISIL figure reappeared, repeated his insults, and vanished behind the dune. The outdone commander sent a 13 man squad, only to experience the same humiliating outcome. Enraged, he sent a 48 man platoon. Shouts , screaming, gunfire and explosions rent the air. Over the top of the dune rolled an Iraqi soldier, gravely wounded.  As the remaining Iraqis gathered around him, with his last breath he gasped " In the name of Allah, flee! It is a trap , there are two of them!"


Monday, May 18, 2015

Nuc Map



The nuclear map


I saw this in an article from the latest American Survival Guide.  Put in Ground Zero, and the size of the weapon. The map will show you the effects.

Staying inside today.


 I'm afraid not much will be accomplished outside today. The humidity is astronomical, and it will be mid eighties by noon temperature wise if the Weather Channel is on target.

So I plan to take it easy. Stay in where it's cool and dry. I did not go to town this weekend, and I honestly cannot remember the last time I left the mountain. I think I'd have to go back through the blog to figure that out.  With no pressing reason to make the trip, I just haven't bothered.



There was a time when I walked my property line fairly often, but it's been awhile since I've done that. My wife is insisting that I need to go check it.  Sometimes people come on my land with four wheelers, cut down the silver maples, and then drag off the logs. They sell them to the lumber mill in North Carolina for big bucks, because that's a popular wood for furniture making, and North Carolina has lots of furniture factories. I'm not as enthusiastic about doing the boundary as I once was. It's very steep, and in this weather it would be enervating in the extreme.


The Smoky Mountains got their name because in Spring and Summer, so much water vapor stays in the air that it looks like smoke.  We're getting into that high humidity period now.


We're planning a three day trip to Tybee Island, near Savannah. We have't been in awhile, and we both enjoy the beach.  The drive is only six hours from the house, and then only if we take the back roads, which we always do. I don't like freeways and I avoid them whenever I can.

It's early in the season so maybe Tybee won't be too crowded. I look at the beach web cam every morning when I have my coffee and read the news on line. So far, it's pretty sedate.



If I don't come by your blogs to visit for a bit, and don't do any posts, it'll be because we have headed out.

Sunday, May 17, 2015




When I say that I quit teaching in public schools because I could not be part of their agenda, this is the kind of thing I was talking about. It's why my wife and I home schooled our children.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Summer is getting here early.


We haven't had rain in some time. The rivers are down, and ground is starting to crack. Given all the rain we had in April I thought it would be a wet summer.

Usually people can kayak on this river, but at the moment it's pretty low.  Although this particular spot is in Tennessee, my wife and I go up there ever so often because it's only about forty-five minutes from the house, and it's really a pleasant place for a picnic.






 It's good to live right where three states comes together. They all have unique attributes and when you live on the corner section, you can take advantage of all of those with little trouble.

Atlanta is a hell hole. We never go there. But Chattanooga is clean, and has lots of things like a good mall, an aquarium, a steamship you can ride down the river, have a great meal on, and just relax.

Chattanooga is well policed, and well maintained. You don't go downtown after dark, and you have to watch yourself just as you do in any American City.  There is also a huge gun store just across the state line that sells everything a person needs in the firearms and shooting departments.  It's in Benton, Tennessee.


You go through this little abandoned looking town, into the fields, and suddenly on the left side of the road is a massive fortified building.  I can get powder, bullets, primers, magazines, cleaning supplies, and even firearms if I needed them. Of course, buying from out of state you have to get the gun transferred through an FFL holder. That means, the store, which has a federal firearms license, ships the gun to a FFL holder in your town, and you buy the gun and do the paperwork through him. I don't mess with that unless I find something really rare. If the gun I want is on the Curio and Relics list, I can use my own FFL to buy from out of state. No "modern" guns there, mostly World War II and earlier.






North Carolina has an ABC Store, and the Outlet Grocery Store.   That's well worth the trip up that way.



Our location is a good one.   We can get everything we need by making a day trip. Sometimes we stay over night in Chattanooga but that's just for the pleasure of a change. It's easy to go in the morning and come back in the afternoon.

I'm running the air conditioning and dehumidifiers in all the buildings tonight. The outside humidity is up around 67%.  I try to keep the indoors spaces between 40% and 50%.  That's proven a good range for  keeping out mildew and rust.



Thursday, May 14, 2015

Heavily overcast, windy, humidity at 56 percent.


  Nice day for a hike here.  Not too humid. Later, the humidity under the tree canopy will hover in the 90 percent range, and walking under there when it's 100 degrees F or better will become a chore.

I meandered down the mountain to the mailbox, and got a few catalogs, some bills, and a new issue of American Survival Guide.  It took me awhile to get down there, and even longer to get back. I guess I'll start packing a lunch when I go to the mailbox, and make a day trip out of it. Just a "bon mot" but it sometimes feels that way.

I accomplished nothing today.  Nothing yet, anyway.  I do have a bank statement to ponder and reconcile, and once I've done that, I'm through for today. Nothing on television so I will probably read tonight.






My daughter sent me some pictures of the apartment where she and my son live, up North. They have a nice apartment right on a lake, and can feed the ducks and geese from the porch.


Like Kamyria , my daughter is raising a foundling squirrel.  I wanted to have him named "Squirrel Nutkin"  but  my daughter is not a Beatrix Potter fan.  It's a shame, because my wife bought her the entire Beatrix Potter collection when we were in Paris, long before she was even born.  Oh, well. Different generations.


This squirrel was found by somebody or other, who initially took it to a state animal rescue facility. But they wouldn't accept it, saying that returning a human raised squirrel to the wild is virtually impossible, so it would be "better' to "let nature take it's course" which I imagine means dumping the foundling off to die.

So the person who found it, brought it to Elizabeth. She has raised exotic lizards, toads, cats, dogs, and cared for many other animals who were in need. I got my first ferret that way, and I now have Silky Chickens acquired in the same manner.

My daughter is successfully raising this guy, with some rather reluctant help from my son, who has less interest in animals but is good natured enough to be dragooned into my daughter's adventures.




I know squirrels can be raised as pets, because when I was a very little boy, my dad was a high school football  coach in South Georgia.  One of his players brought him a baby squirrel he found, and my mom raised it .That squirrel lived with us for years and was a great little guy. That was probably more than fifty years ago but I remember him well.




This is an addendum to today's post.  I got an email from Google, part of which I am putting below:

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Why are we sending this? We take security very seriously and we want to keep you in the loop on important actions in your account.
We were unable to determine whether you have used this browser or device with your account before. This can happen when you sign in for the first time on a new computer, phone or browser, when you use your browser's incognito or private browsing mode or clear your cookies, or when somebody else is accessing your account.
Sincerely yours,
The Google Accounts team
I checked, and it said somebody was logging on to my email account using an I Pad.  I don't have one, and wasn't on line at the time they specified.  I have no idea if this is some tech glitch, or much ado about nothing. I went through all the hoops and wickets that Google specified (assuming, of course, that this actually was Google) and changed my password. Even so, if anyone gets any bizarre email allegedly from me, I'd appreciate knowing about it.