Wearable A/C


The gringa considers nudity to be part of the climate change solution. It could solve lots of problems:

  • Conserve water.
  • Reduce emissions with less marketable goods requiring shipping.
  • Reduce energy usage to cool homes in warm climates.

However, some innovators in the fashion industry may have come up with a cool, pardon the pun, solution that will allow everyone to keep themselves covered and still be comfortable despite the heat.

With the invention of plastic based textiles, cooling is all part of the design of a new, innovative fabric that engineers have developed at Stanford University. Combining the disciplines of chemistry, nanotechnology and photonics with an old-fashioned cotton fabric, sweat and body heat pass right through.

Believe it or not, current “breathable” fabrics are simply not breathable at all. People get hot wearing clothes because invisible waves of infrared radiation produced by our bodies are trapped under the clothes we wear. In research studies comparing standard cotton with the new fabric, scientists discovered that good, ol’ “breathable” cotton raised the temperature of skin surface by nearly 4 degrees Fahrenheit (or 2 degrees Celsius). For the gringa, that would make all the difference in the world. I could keep my A/C off and my family clothed in cooling fabrics.

The gringa only sees one problem, the plastic connection. Plastic is, of course, a petroleum based product. Isn’t dependence on petroleum the bane of human existence? Isn’t it at the heart of climate change? Is it not the object of war for profit? So has the science community really come up with a practical solution to help contribute one tiny bit to the climate change solution or has it simply opened a Pandora’s Box for the future of petroleum wars? Will nations continue to slaughter one another in order to control oil fields that will be necessary to keep people clothed in fabrics that will help them survive the catastrophic heatwaves of the future?

 

Source:  stanford.edu

Image Credit:  thumbs.dreamstime.com

 

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Sparky & Boot, The Greatest Heroes of All Time


Although the gringa doesn’t often write about dogs, there is, indeed, a very soft space in my heart for them. In fact, I love them with all of my heart. I think dogs are just grand. In fact, in my own life I consider a dog named Sparky to be a hero. Alone on a rural farm with my oldest son who was about 5 years old at the time, Sparky took a bullet while keeping out an intruder. The gringa’s dear readers can only imagine how that dog lived a life fit for a king the rest of his days, even if he was left with one paw that resembled a flipper as a result of his wounds.

That being said, and after the gringa regained her composure and was able to type once again, I am moved to share the story of Boot.  He was the only retriever in a company of twenty military service dogs comprised of German Shepherds and Dobermans. Serving aboard an attack boat, he landed on the shores of enemy territory in Japan during World War II.

Trained at Camp Pendleton in California, Boot was actually the pet of a Sergeant and soon earned a reputation as playful, friendly and a bit of a character. When the ship was asea, the War Dogs were housed in kennels. Boot, however, got special privileges as a pet. He enjoyed more freedom as an on-board mascot and liked to cruise the decks, sneaking up behind unsuspecting sailors and grabbing their arms from off the railings. When forces landed at Iwo Jima, Boot was part of the invasion force and his later unexpected performance in battle made headlines in local papers.

The story goes that a Lieutenant arrived at camp and requested a War Dog to flush out some enemies forces who were hiding out in nearby caves. The Sergeant explained that all the War Dogs were currently out on duty and he would have to wait until their return. Noticing Boot, the Lieutenant asked why he could not be deployed. The Sergeant explained that, despite the fact that he had been fully trained as a War Dog, he was actually a pet, the troop’s mascot, but, since he knew all the battle commands, the Lieutenant could take him and give it a shot. The Lieutenant did just that and Boot was successful at clearing out three caves that were being held by enemy forces.

Because of Boot’s heroic actions, U.S. Marines were able to advance their battle line. Once Boot returned home, his fame followed him. He and his Sergeant made a guest appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

The nation’s very first Marine War Dog Training School was at Quantico Bay. It opened in January, 1943 under the command of Captain Samuel T. Brick. Fourteen Doberman Pinschers and a single Boxer were the first recruits. The Boxer, named Fritz, was the first dog sworn in as part of the Marine Corp. By the time Boot joined the Marine Corp, the United States had several War Dog training camps, including the one he attended at California’s Camp Pendleton.

When training began, War Dog recruits were ranked as Privates. Within three months successful recruits became Private First Class. Corporal rank was achieved at one year, Sergeant at two years and Platoon Sergeant at three years. Four year War Dog veterans became Gunner Sergeants and one year later they promoted to Master Gunner Sergeant. It was not uncommon for a War Dog to have a higher rank than their handler who might be fresh out of boot camp.

As the gringa envisions Boot fearlessly chasing the enemies in the close confines of the caves, she is taken back in her memory to the day Sparky took a bullet. He started out as a stray taken in as a pup. The gringa can’t count the number of times he tore up the fence and caused any number of problems. At one time the man of the house became so frustrated that he ordered the gringa to “take that dog to the pound”. The gringa obediently loaded Sparky up into the car the next day, drove to the pound, read the documents that required a signature releasing the dog for euthanasia in the event an adoption never happened, then burst into tears and loaded that darn dog back into the car and returned home.

When the man of the house returned and growled, “I thought I told you to take that dog to the pound.” The gringa calmly replied, “I did. You didn’t say anything about leaving him there.” And that was that. Although one would have never known from all the trouble he caused as a one year old spunky pup, that darn dog grew up to become the most amazing dog the gringa has ever known.

We lived on a farm and had loads of chickens. That came about because the gringa had the bright idea of becoming a chicken farmer. What wasn’t expected was that when it came time to sell hens to become roasters on family tables or roosters that might end up in a soup pot or illicit cockfighting ring, the gringa could not bear to destine the little creatures to such a fate. So, the chicken farm became an egg farm and rooster bachelor haven. It also became the hub for local chicken hawks looking to score an easy meal.

Although Sparky had no training whatsoever, it did not take him long to realize that the chickens were part of the family and he became their self-appointed protector. He would go bananas barking and lunging upward as far as he could, threatening chicken hawks that seemed to be miles away in the sky. If the chickens got too spread out as they foraged, he would herd them closer to the barn where they could skedaddle to safety if a chicken hawk showed up.

Sparky wasn’t our only dog on the farm. Living out in the country meant that it was not uncommon for people to dump an unwanted dog, expecting it to somehow revert to its wild nature and survive alone. We also had Dot, a dumped deaf Dalmatian, Trixie, a golden chow the man of the house found as a homeless golden puffball that the gringa relentlessly shaved down to the skin all year round, and Scooby, a fat black retriever looking thing who revealed an amazing rapid weight loss overnight which caused us to realize that she was only fat because she was pregnant. So then we had 6 more dogs on our hands, which we eventually found homes for.

Out of all of these dogs who had a grand farm dog life, Sparky was the only one who exhibited remarkable intelligence. The others were all fine dogs in their own respects but there is no doubt that Sparky alone stood out as a hero.

For instance, there was the day a neighbor moved in about 5 acres over. She was a single woman who, the gringa believes, must have had a very tragic story. She was not just reclusive but obsessed with security. She installed an electrified security fence that was 8-10’ tall around her house. If that weren’t enough she put in a small shooting range and was outside all the time practicing her marksmanship with her pistols. Then she got some dogs. And not just any dogs.

You see, we lived on the flatland prairie north of Dallas at that time. A person could step outside and practically see for miles. And sound carried even further. It didn’t take too many trips to the barn before the gringa witnessed the new neighbor outside her secure perimeter with four full-grown German Shepherds and a professional handler in a protective suit training the dogs to attack. I tell ya, the gringa went from thinking she had a recovering victim next door to considering a full-fledged, dangerous lunatic was near at hand.

After weeks of training, the handler no longer came. The neighbor, however, continued to take the dogs outside the security fence and work with them on the open prairie. Her confidence in controlling them was misplaced.

One day, while I was outside working and our oldest son was doing his thing on the swingset, the gringa could hear the whistles and commands that indicated the nut next door was working with her dogs. Soon her tone of voice changed. The gringa heard crazy barking and turned to see her pack of attack dogs high-tailing it across the fields, making a bee-line for me and mine. I threw down my feed buckets, ran and scooped up my son, threw him through the back door of the house then hoped I had time to lock the gate on the pen to the barn where my donkeys were happily munching away on some fresh hay I had just laid out. I gave the chickens up for dead and started calling the dogs to me.

I locked up the pen and headed back for the house eyeing the distance that was quickly closing between me and the German Shepherds. I realized I had to make a decision. I might not even have time to make it into the house myself, there was no way to even attempt penning up my dogs. All of them were outside dogs, housed in the barn at night and during bad weather. These unmannered barn dogs were all going to have to go in the house with me. I didn’t care and they were more than happy to follow and see what the mystery was all about in this one structure they had never been allowed to explore.

As I turned to close and lock the patio door, seeing the German Shepherds lunge through the gap between barbed wire strands of our fence I realized that Sparky was still out on the deck barking like a maniac at the intruders. I called and called but he ignored me and stood his ground. In the midst of the chaos and fear it took some time before I realized that his refusal to obey me was because, in the confusion, Trixie, still quite young, had run under the deck instead of into the house. I could see her trembling in the gaps between the wooden steps. He was protecting her. Crap. Now what does the gringa do?

The gringa instructs her 5-year-old son to man the back door. The gringa runs to the front door on the other side of the house, slips out and under the porch, belly crawls under the house, grabs Trixie, crawls back to the front, puppy in tow, still listening to the ruckus Sparky is making, hoping he survives but grateful for the distraction so I can safely rescue Trixie. By now I can hear the shouts from my neighbor who has obviously been making her way across the pasture to get her crazed dog pack.

I get back in the house, dump Trixie and load my shotgun with birdshot. I get my son out of the way who has been cheering Sparky but then suddenly becomes very serious when he sees his dirty, cobweb covered mother with an enormous gun in her hand (and most likely a very mean, murderous gleam in her eye).

I walk out beside Sparky and yell at the dogs to get. They go bananas, even crazier, and the gringa is pretty sure that she has just poured gasoline onto a fire. I don’t dare touch Sparky and try to drag him in the house. He is so pissed he might just bite me. The German Shepherds are not listening to their master as she uses her stupid dog whistle from the other side of the fence. Finally, the gringa makes her most critical decision. I maneuver over to the side of the deck slowly and land a blast of birdshot on the behind of the dog in the most unfortunate position of the outside of the pack. I never in my life thought a dog could jump straight up like a cat. However, when they are shot with birdshot in the backside, they do.

For a split second everything was quiet. We were all in shock. It was like the dogs were saying, “Did she just shoot one of us?” And Sparky was thinking, “What should I do next?” And then it was all chaos again. The neighbor lady was about to stroke out in her madness that I had just shot one of her dogs, not realizing it was only a flesh wound. One of her dogs was wailing in pain, the others were circling the deck, eyeing the steps as they prepared to rip me apart, and the gringa took advantage of Sparky’s momentary lapse back into reason to grab his collar and back up to the door. Thankfully my son was still performing his door duty because it promptly opened when my own backside struck it.

When the man of the house returned home from work, true to 5-year-old form, our son streaked right out the door and before his father could set one foot out of his truck, he promptly tattled on his mother and said, “Mom shot the neighbor’s dog today.”

And who knows, Sparky’s future injury may have very well been payback. The gringa will never know. All she does know is that it was afternoon naptime for her and a very grubby 6-year-old boy about six months after the gringa shot the neighbor’s dog. We had been sound asleep for about one hour when there came a strange, repeating pound on the front door accompanied by whines and yips. Dog sounds, yes, but not the usual dog sounds our little pack made.

I went to the front door and found Scooby and Dot jumping up on the door and the side of the house in distress. Scooby, like a retriever, took my hand in her mouth and tugged. Dot just made circles and strange yipping sounds. I followed, puzzled. They led me to the front gate of our driveway that was about the length of a football field. It couldn’t be seen from the house because of a cluster of trees that surrounded a small watering hole directly in front of the house. When I got to the gate there sat Sparky, shivering in pain and shock as Trixie comforted him by licking his wounded paw that would become a flipper after removing all the pieces of shattered bone in order to avoid amputating the whole darn leg.

I rushed Sparky to the vet not knowing exactly what had happened. I wouldn’t learn the truth until I talked to our other neighbor. He was a horse trainer and almost always outside working on his property which was across the road from me. He only noticed what happened after he heard the shot. He saw a person, too far away for any other details, running down the road and eventually out of sight. By the time he had put up his horses and come over to check on us we were already at the vet’s office. He said he saw the enormous cloud of dust I left behind as I drove like a  bat out of you know where.

When the vet found out that Sparky had been injured in the line of duty, he was very impressed. He knew that saving Sparky was going to be very expensive and that the gringa was not made of money. He offered to save Sparky for free if I would let him keep my hero dog. The gringa said no thank you, that a certain little boy would never forgive me for such a betrayal, and chose to max out a credit card instead.

Despite my own notoriety with a shotgun, it was really Sparky’s fame that ended up stretching far and wide throughout the local high school. When he reached the end of his days at 17-years-old and the appointment was made with the veterinarian to ease his passing, for three days high school students that were classmates and friends with our children made their way over for one last visit with Sparky. You see, since our kids were school age, Sparky faithfully made the morning and afternoon pick-up and drop-off trips to the school. Often he was hanging out the window, mooching a scratch from any passerby. Everyone knew Sparky, the dog with a limping flipper who was a hero. And now the gringa is crying again.

Sources:

www.uswardogs.org

k9history.com

 

CTs, Just As Interesting As ETs


The past couple of weeks the gringa has enjoyed exploring the veracity of claims that attempt to link extra-terrestrial origins to ancient Egyptians and ancient Peruvians. Writing about such topics can result in interesting messages imploring me to also explore conspiracy theories connected with the “space race”. I have been encouraged to delve into the “black ops” and “secret space programs” that have been ongoing for decades.

Now, although the gringa finds such ideas intriguing and fascinating, I have foregone writing on such subjects because of the principle of journalistic integrity. The very nature of a black operation or secret government program makes it impossible to verify any accusation. But I must admit my natural curiosity and love of science fiction has made it impossible for me to resist.

The compromise I will make is to write a post that makes no claim as to whether these programs really do exist or not but, rather, present the claims that have been made. Although I may offer opinions, sarcastic or otherwise, I will attempt to remain true to a policy of journalistic integrity. I encourage the dear reader to simply enjoy the read and please do not run out and invest in a prepper bunker.  Here goes…

What Is The Dark Fleet? 

According to certain conspiracy theorists the Dark Fleet is a secret, government black ops space program. These CTs (not ETs, dear reader, but CTs… conspiracy theorists) claim that there is grave danger to the public posed by this program. The aim of this program is to save mankind from extinction upon this slowly dying planet. However, the danger is that not all of us will be saved. Only the elite (wealthy) and highly skilled will be rescued. As a matter of fact, many of the these elite and highly skilled have already been removed from this planet and transferred to cosmic colonies throughout the twenty years this secret space program has been in operation.

Apparently the origins of Dark Fleet are found within Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany. Desperately developing advanced technologies that would help the Nazis win the war and rule the world, Hitler funneled huge amounts of cash into different research and development programs. The ranks of the Nazi party were conditioned to be naturally suspicious of everyone. Because of this many secret societies evolved, like-minded Nazis working together for specific group goals. Many of these secret societies were devoted to developing world changing technologies.

It is easy to peruse historical records of World War II and discover that Nazis ventured all over the world, expeditions dedicated to research as well as collection of unusual objects, sacred objects and esoteric objects. CTs claim that they were also looking for extra-terrestrial objects and technologies connected to ancient civilizations. But they assert that the expeditions actually commenced immediately after World War I. Now, World War I officially ended November 11, 1918. The Nazi party officially formed February 24, 1920. So, it’s possible this assertion is true that Nazis were searching for esoteric items long before World War II began.

Thanks to the gringa’s previous posts of the past couple of weeks, we can all rest assured that the Nazis didn’t find ET technology in Egypt or Peru. But, according to the CTs, that’s not where the Nazis searched. The Nazi expeditions were dispatched to China, India and Tibet. CTs claim that while there they discovered ancient texts which they confiscated as well as forcibly removing monks and scribes to serve as interpreters, transporting all back to Germany.

As Hitler and the Nazi party came into official power in the 1930s, the search for objects and texts that could contain the potential of amazing power grew with great fervor. The most active Nazi secret societies involved in this activity have been named by CTs as: Thule, Vril and Black Sun. Hmmm. Can anything be discovered about a secret society? Wouldn’t that be oxymoronish? Public access to information about a club that is secret so officially doesn’t exist?

Thule Society – Apparently these guys were not too good at keeping secrets. They actually have a Wikipedia page so they are no big secret. They sponsored the German Workers’ party which was later reorganized by Hitler into the National Socialist German Workers’ Party and was his political vehicle to power.

This not-so-secret secret society evidently has, at some time or other, published their old membership list which contains the names of some very illustrious Nazis. Of course, true to Nazi ideology, the tenets of belief were commitment to the purity of the Aryan race and denouncing relations to any non-Aryan. The name of the society is rooted in a belief that an ancient landmass named Thule once existed in the northernmost regions of Scandinavia and this is where the Aryan race originated.

Not only did Thule members believe in an Atlantis type motherland, but they also believed that the Earth was hollow. The hollow earth theory purports that the outer earth is a protective bubble housing an entire civilization secretly within. The Thulies believed that the inhabitants of inner earth had psychokinetic powers and if they could harness this power for the Nazi party they could rule the world.

The Thule Society is a favorite among CTs because this secret society had a belief in ETs, supernatural abilities and esoteric practices such as alchemy.

Vril – And yet another not-so-secret society with a Wikipedia page and all sorts of public information widely available. Interestingly enough, there is no hard evidence to prove or disprove this secret society actually existed so they were better at keeping secrets than the Thule.

The closest thing to “evidence” that such a society existed is a quote from a magazine article written by Willy Ley, a rocket engineer from Germany who was “relocated” to the U.S. in 1937. Ley claims that this “secret society” was founded based on an 1871 novel “The Coming Race” authored by Edward Bulwer-Lyton. Its premise was a fictional account of Earth’s sub-terranean “master race” who used their supernatural power that was called “vril”. Famous occultists like Helena Blavatsky claimed that this work of fiction was, in fact, based upon secret, esoteric truths. The gringa only says, “Mm hmm.”

The membership roll of Vril reads like a “Who’s Who” of old school psychics. Probably all on board because of their devotion to the queen of all psychics, Helena Blavatsky.

Needless to say, the gringa believes it to be one heck of a stretch by CTs to attribute any credibility to Vril ideology much less the actual existence of a secret society by the same name that has secret space technology. No, rather than a secret ET society, it sounds more like a secret book club.

Black Sun –  Not only does this not-so-secret secret society have a Wikipedia page, among many other information resources, they even have their own dot-org website. Yes, not a secret at all. They boldly proclaim their online presence. However, the gringa highly doubts that this is the original Black Sun secret society of Nazi era Germany. Rather, it is probably produced by CTs who desperately want to legitimize their cause. So, the gringa returns to Wikipedia.

This secret society has its own occult symbol that was openly used by Nazis, so, again, not so secret. The philosophy of Black Sun ideology is that when consciousness reaches ultimate enlightenment light and darkness reverse, thus what was hidden becomes revealed.

Experts on secret societies say that the Black Sun secret society was a secret society within a secret society. I know, I know, the dear reader is scratching their head saying, “What was that?” The Black Sun membership was comprised of the elite ranks within the Thule secret society. Aha, secrets within secrets because, like the gringa said, Nazis were hyper-suspicious and trusted no one, not even a secret society blood brother.

The secrets of this society have remained mostly hidden. Evidently, they had such a bad reputation (and a Heinrich Himmler connection) that even today it is illegal in Germany to reproduce their symbols and wear its insignia. This secret organization was strongly connected to the expeditions into Tibet.

The Tibet missions centered around the SS searching for sacred relics (the Holy Grail and Ark of the Covenant) and extra-terrestrial technology, presumably from crash-landed UFOs.

Their Activity Today

CTs claim that members of these secret societies are alive and well and working from secret bases in Antarctica and South America. Supposedly they have created advanced spacecraft and weapons. They claim this is the real reason behind Admiral Byrd’s Antarctica expedition, to lead an invasion force of 4,000 American, Australian and British troops into this secret Nazi base. In a mission dubbed “Operation High Jump”, CTs claim that Byrd’s forces met with strong resistance by Nazis using their advanced spacecraft and weapons.

Interestingly enough, much of “Operation High Jump” can actually be confirmed. For Byrd’s expedition to be only exploratory in nature, it is highly provocative to discover that among the naval vessels in the fleet were destroyers, submarines, and an aircraft carrier. It gets curioser and curioser to the gringa when U.S. National Defense archives record that one of the vessels, USS Pine Island (a seaplane tender) was not just sold and scrapped but was actually struck from all Naval records.

Upon the conclusion of Admiral Byrd’s “exploration mission”, he returned and recommended that allied forces establish a military defense base at the North Pole. Now, at the time of these recommendations the war was over. So, what was it that he perceived to be a threat? The gringa smells a mystery and upcoming research on all things related to Admiral Byrd.

CTs also claim that scientific and engineering experts within these organizations succeeded in building an anti-gravity spaceship and that it was confiscated by the American military and returned to the U.S. under the utmost secrecy. In fact, the conspiracy of CTs goes even deeper.

They assert that these secret societies populated by Nazi party members were actually not devoted to Nazi ideology. Rather, they exploited the resources and power of the party to further their own agenda. When Nazi Germany ultimately lost the war they then aligned themselves willingly with the United States who was willing to secretly fund the research and development of their highly advanced toys of war. The offshoot of this is the development of a U.S. dark ops space program called “Dark Fleet”.

And to discover the CT claims for the details of the “Dark Fleet” program, the dear reader will just have to come back for the next interesting installment.

A quick recap of what the gringa thinks are the only credible point of interest: the records of Admiral Byrd. I believe the secret society of Vril to be wishful thinking on the part of CTs. It was actually a book club which desperately wished for the story to be true. However, desperately wishing something so does not make it so. If the Thule secret society was based on the existence of a non-existence figment of an author’s imagination, Vril, then, although it was a real secret society, its basis for existence, the discovery of Vril’s location in order to exploit the supernatural power of its inhabitants, has no connection with reality. That would also mean that the secret society Black Sun within the secret society Thule was also based on something which did not exist. All of this would then mean that it is highly unlikely that “Dark Fleet” is a reality. But the gringa digs on.

Sources:

Wikipedia (of course)

www.bibliotecapleyades.net

exopolitics.org

http://www.sitsshow.blogspot.com

http://www.gaia.com

Image credit: Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

Improving The World Has Gone Glam… GEOGlam That Is


Food security in the world is critical to the security of the world in general. When populations become vulnerable due to famine and food shortages, terrible things can happen. Things like wars, massive migrations, malnutrition related disease epidemics, etc. With climate change posing a real threat to the future of food security worldwide, what the heck is being done about this problem?

The international community has come together to go “glam”. No, there is nothing glamorous about hunger. Rather, a group of government leaders, as well as NGO leaders, have formed and call themselves the Group on Earth Observation’s Global Agricultural Monitoring, or, to avoid saying that mouthful, GEOGLAM. They plan to take full advantage of Earth images provided by NASA’s satellites, along with data provided by the space agencies of other nations, to monitor weather and how it will affect the security of crops.

Satellites are not the only hi-tech hardware being put to use. While out in the field, GEOGLAM workers collect data on smartphones and relay it via the internet to GEOGLAM partners. This makes data collection much more efficient and stream lined. No more need to do all that pesky paperwork. The gringa likes that. The gringa likes even better the name for this mobile system of data collection, “MAGIS”. The gringa looks at her smartphone, smiles, and says, “It’s MAGIS!”

Rice is first on the list of crops GEOGLAM monitors. It is the staple grain for not only the largest portion of Earth’s population, but also it’s most vulnerable populations. And it is no easy grain to cultivate. Flood or drought could cause a worldwide starvation catastrophe. Other key crops being monitored are wheat, corn (maize), cotton and sugarcane.

Orbiting satellites provide thermal images of crops that enable GEOGLAM agricultural experts to determine if crop stress is occurring. These hi-tech images can relay such details as moisture and temperature levels of the surface of the land the crop is planted in. This can help create models to protect the viability of critical crops.

Images also provide data that help scientists predict weather patterns. This enables measures to be taken to protect crops in the event of the approach of severe weather. Although it is fine to love your local weatherman who reminds you to take an umbrella with you to work, GEOGLAM’s weathermen are the weathermen that are helping to save the world. The gringa holds them high upon the meteorological pedestal.

GEOGLAM’s eyes in the skies have begun their rice monitoring projects in the nations of Pakistan, Indonesia, Vietnam and Java. In the U.S., Arkansas, and agricultural areas such as Sacramento Valley in California, are also being watched because their water resources are rapidly being depleted. Data processed by GEOGLAM is used to create growing season plans as well as help farmers in these areas manage their local resources, primarily the precious resource of water that is used to irrigate the crops.

A visit to GEOGLAM’s website puts a smile on the gringa’s face. There’s nothing the gringa likes more than solutions. The gringa’s a fixer, a problem-solver, a get ‘er done kind of gal. It’s okay to complain but then you’ve got to get off your bum and FIX IT!

GEOGLAM officially launched in Paris, 2011, with the participation of 20 Agricultural Ministers from the world community. This group is setting out to monitor regions that “… are responsible for over 80% of global crop production…”. As data is gathered regarding these areas, GEOGLAM uses proven scientific methods to analyze weather and other evidence to create consensus based models that work toward the most favorable outcome of crop production and yield.

Although many countries have their own agricultural monitoring systems, GEOGLAM aims to lead the way into the global era. This is the future. Nations no longer live as islands but, rather, as part of a world community. Data is shared. Technologies are shared. Standardized methods are being implemented. It is the recognition that one nation’s food security is the concern of every other nation. The gringa loves this philosophy.

Never before has the world needed scientists and agricultural experts like it does today. These are the fields philanthropic, young students should be encouraged to pursue. If your child wants to change the world, encourage them to be a farmer or meteorologist!

 

Sources: www.nasa.gov and  www.geoglam-crop-monitor.org

Photo credit:  www.en.wikipedia.org

 

 

“Back Up Life…”


SpaceX is the private company that is contracted with NASA to supply the space agency with the “Dragon”, a crew transport spacecraft designed for large crew capabilities as well as deep space missions. Elon Musk, the creator of SpaceX, recently gave an interview with GQ magazine. In that interview he voiced his concerns regarding accomplishing the Mars mission in light of the fact that this world’s nations just can’t seem to grow up and stop all of this war mess.

Musk’s big dream is to colonize Mars. Considering his accomplishments, the gringa believes he can achieve his dream. I mean, just think about it: he leads a company that has managed to develop technology that can design and build rockets at a fraction of the cost as NASA. SpaceX is also the first private company, ever, in all of the world, to have launched a spacecraft into orbit and have it successfully return to Earth. SpaceX has impressed NASA so much that it is contracted to manage resupply missions to the International Space Station as well as transport the astronauts between the ISS and Earth.

Musk believes colonizing Mars is more than just a glamorous adventure. He believes this mission is critical to the ultimate survival of the human species. Considering how mankind has been consistently annihilating one another since a caveman first created a club to sock it to his romantic rival, the gringa has no trouble at all believing Musk’s worst-case scenario of a natural or man-made disaster destroying life as we know it on Earth and the survivors starting over somewhere else. Why not Mars? Musk’s philosophy can be summed up in this statement, “You back up your hard drive… Maybe we should back up life, too?”

In addition to reusable rocket technology and personnel space ferries, SpaceX is developing “Mars colonial transport architecture” to further advance toward the ultimate goal. The gringa asks, “What the heck is that?”

A critical piece of this architecture is commonly called the BFR rocket (it has a technical name but Musk and the developers refer to it as BFR). Now, the gringa likes to keep things family friendly on these blog posts, but, just so you know, BFR actually stands for Big F*#@ing Rocket. I MEAN IT! No kidding! I love that! Scientists that have a sense of humor are right up the gringa’s alley.

The BFR is a two part rocket, booster rocket + spaceship. The booster is to break through the gravity and atmosphere of Earth. Once free, the spaceship is designed to travel through deep space to Mars. The gravity of Mars is weaker than Earth’s and also has a thinner atmosphere. Because of this the spaceship does not need a rocket booster to blast off from Mars for a return trip home.

In order for Martian colonists to create a self-sustaining environment on the Red Planet, what must be done? The planet has to be terraformed to create a warmer environment that will lead to ice melts so that it becomes a “watery” planet. Then fauna can be introduced that will help to create a breathable atmosphere. Musk considers Mars to be a “fixer-upper”. The gringa likes that term.

Nuclear energy could be used to help warm the planet. By converting technology that has been used to destroy life, the fusion bomb can be repurposed into technology that creates and sustains life (now, the gringa LOVES that!). As tiny pulsing suns at each Martian pole, this technology would create a warming effect without radiation and fallout. Mars would then experience the same benefits Earth has from its proximity to the Sun.

Now, NASA is devoted not only to preserving life on the planet Earth, but any life that may possibly be present throughout the cosmos. It has a Mars directive in place forbidding any mission landing near any area containing the potential for liquid water. That is because of the possibility of the presence of bio-organisms, life, causing cross-contamination, whether those organisms are of Earth and contaminate Mars or vice versa.

The good news, as far as the colonial mission goes, is that NASA’s research has not detected any life present on Mars, even on the microscopic level. So, if it is eventually determined that no life at all exists on Mars, the moral dilemma of invading, contaminating and/or destroying it is resolved and colonization can get the green light. The only life on Mars that might exist that NASA’s current research methods are unable to detect is subterranean microbial life.

So, who would like to give the pioneering life a shot and actually become a MARTIAN?  The gringa says, “Where’s the sign up sheet?”

Now, it’s pretty clear that Musk is the type of personality that is driven. There is very little that seems to get in his way when he has set a goal. His biggest concern regarding achievement of colonizing Mars is the very real reality of war. The Earth has never seen a single day in modern history where there has not been an active war somewhere. War could be the very thing that prevents progress.

War stood in the way of progress in the early 1900’s. It was supposed to be a golden era with no more war. Then, guess what? BAM! World War I started. Then World War II. Then the Cold War. However, the Cold War eventually led to the space race, so progress did come of that mess.

How possible is it, then, for progress toward colonizing Mars be disrupted? Pretty darn possible. So, the gringa says to all the religious zealots and war profiteering warmongers everywhere, “JUST STOP IT! KNOCK IT OFF! WE ARE SICK OF IT!”

Now, I know you must be itching to see just how much more fantastic Musk’s dream can get. Well, just check out his timetable. He is determined for all of this to be accomplished within his lifetime. If Musk gets his way (and he seems very apt at always getting his way) the world could see the first boots on the ground on Mars within the next ten to fifteen years.

In fact, before the end of 2015, or early in 2016, he plans to make a big announcement regarding his Mars-colonization plan. The gringa cannot wait to hear this crazy plan because I’m a crazy gringa who is his biggest fan!

 

Source: www.gq.com

Photo Credit: www.joserojas.org

POWs, MIAs, “We Will Never Forget” Part VIII, T-Z


In conclusion of my blog post of Friday, August, 8, 2015, this completes the listing of the names of the servicemen still unaccounted for from the Vietnam and Korean conflicts. The gringa will kindly remind dear readers that clicking on incident date, name, branch of service or side note will take the reader directly to a page regarding that serviceman that is linked with the website www.pownetwork.org. So, in honor of those POWs and MIAs considered with the November 9, 2000, immigration policy known as the “Bring Them Home Alive Act”, the following men are not forgotten:

06-APR-70   TAKAGI YUJIRO   CIV   Not on Official DIA list

02-Aug-69   TALKEN GEORGE FRANCIS   USN

19-Jun-64   TALLEY JAMES L.   ARMY   MIA in ground fight on patrol

23-Mar-66   TAPP JOHN B.   USN

10-Sep-66   TATUM LAWRENCE B.   USAF

18-May-65   TAVARES JOHN R.   CIV   Last seen at bar in Da Nang

28-Sep-66   TAYLOR DANNY G.   ARMY

08-May-72   TAYLOR EDMUND B. JR.   USN

13-Jul-65   TAYLOR FRED   ARMY   ARVN Air/Ground search neg

15-Feb-71   TAYLOR JAMES H.   ARMY

10-Mar-66   TAYLOR JAMES L.   ARMY

14-Sep-65   TAYLOR NEIL BROOKS   USN

15-Jul-71   TAYLOR TED J.   ARMY

06-Dec-70   TAYLOR WALTER J. JR.   ARMY

22-Jan-66   TEMPLIN ERWIN B. JR.   USN

09-Mar-70   TERLA LOTHAR G.   USAF

02-Oct-69   TERRELL KEAVIN L.   USN

31-Mar-71   TERRILL PHILIP B.   ARMY   Reported died in Tri Border area 04/71

03-May-68   TERRY ORAL R.   ARMY

29-Jan-66   TERRY RONALD T.   ARMY

13-Mar-67   TERWILLIGER VIRGIL BYRON   USMC

21-May-66   THACKERSON WALTER A.   ARMY

06-Jul-71   THOMAS DANIEL W.   USAF

14-Oct-66   THOMAS DARWIN JOEL   USN

29-Apr-75   THOMAS FERNANDO K.   CIV

03-Apr-68   THOMAS JAMES C.   USMC

25-Nov-71   THOMAS JAMES R.   USAF

25-Oct-68   THOMPSON BENJAMIN A.   ARMY   Lost in river

12-Aug-72   THOMPSON DAVID M.   USN

06-Feb-68   THOMPSON MELVIN C.   USN

01-Aug-68   THOMPSON WILLIAM J.   USAF

16-Jan-68   THOMPSON WILLIAM JOSEPH   USN

28-Jan-67   THORNTON WILLIAM D.   ARMY

29-Apr-75   THUY NHIEN TRIEU   CIV

15-Sep-66   TICE PAUL DOUGLAS   USMC

21-Mar-66   TIDERMAN JOHN M.   USN

21-Jul-66   TIFFIN RAINFORD   USAF

22-Aug-72   TIGNER LEE M.   USAF

05-SEP-63   TIK CHUI TO   CIV   Not on Official lists – (CIA) Air America

15-Nov-66   TIMMONS BRUCE ALLAN   USN

02-Jul-68   TIPPING HENRY ALBERT   USAF

26-Apr-68   TODD LARRY RICHARD   USAF

09-May-67   TODD ROBERT JACY   USMC

21-Nov-65   TOMS DENNIS L.   USN

27-Dec-71   TOWNLEY ROY F.   CIV

16-Sep-69   TRAMPSKI DONALD J.   ARMY

22-Mar-71   TRAVER JOHN G. III   ARMY

06-Feb-68   TRAVIS LYNN M.   USN

07-Oct-66   TREECE JAMES A.   USAF

13-May-70   TRENT ALAN R.   USAF   (Photo)

06-Apr-68   TRIMBLE JAMES M.   USMC

07-Jul-67   TRITT JAMES FRANCIS   USN   Lost overboard

04-Apr-68   TRIVELPIECE STEVE M.   ARMY   Reported KIA by gunfire, remains left behind

17-Apr-66   TROMP WILLIAM L.   USN

26-Dec-69   TROWBRIDGE DUSTIN C.   USN

26-Oct-71   TRUDEAU ALBERT R.   ARMY   4 remains found at crash site, not subjs

07-Jan-68   TRUJILLO ROBERT S.   ARMY

15-Jan-70   TUBBS GLENN E.   ARMY

26-Apr-66   TUCKER JAMES H.   USAF

24-Dec-71   TUCKER TIMOTHY M.   USAF

20-Jun-66   TUNNELL JOHN W.   USN

06-Nov-68   TURNER FREDERICK RAY   USMC

09-Oct-69   TURNER JAMES H.   ARMY

17-Sep-72   TUROSE MICHAEL STEPHEN   USAF   (Photo)

02-Oct-69   TYE MICHAEL J.   USN

24-Oct-68   TYLER GEORGE E.   USAF

11-Jun-67    UHLMANSIEK RALPH E.    ARMY

29-Apr-75    UNDERWOOD F.    CIV

21-Mar-70   UNDERWOOD THOMAS W.   USMC

05-Dec-65   UPNER EDWARD C.   ARMY   Reported KIA in ground combat, remains not recovered

28-May-71   URQUHART PAUL D.   ARMY

26-Jan-69   UTLEY RUSSEL K.   USAF

10-Dec-64    VADEN WOODROW W.    USAF   Remains possibly comingled with Viets

09-May-68    VAN ARTSDALEN CLIFFORD V.    ARMY

24-Jun-65   VAN CAMPEN THOMAS C.   ARMY   Wounded, became separated from unit

22-Apr-69    VAN CLEAVE WALTER SHELBY   USAF

02-Dec-69   VANDEN EYKEL MARTIN D. II   ARMY   Group burial with no positive Id

14-Oct-67   VAUGHAN ROBERT REDDINGTON   USN

02-Oct-69   VIADO REYNALDO R.   USN

30-May-62   VIETTI ELANOR A.   CIV   Taken from Leprosarium

11-May-66   VILLEPONTEAUX JAMES H. JR.   USMC

22-Nov-65   VISCONTI FRANCIS E.   USMC

05-MAY-70   VISOT MICHEL   CIV

01-Feb-66   VLAHAKOS PETER G.   USMC

18-Sep-65    VOGT LEONARD F. JR.   USN

27-Mar-72   WAGNER RAYMOND A.   USAF

31-MAY-70   WAKU YOSHIHIKO   CIV   Not on Official Lists

07-Apr-72   WALKER BRUCE C.   USAF   Reported evaded for 11 days, NVA approaching

02-Oct-64   WALKER KENNETH E.   USAF

31-Jan-67   WALKER LLOYD F.   USAF   No sign of subj

15-Jul-69   WALKER MICHAEL S.   USAF

13-Dec-68   WALKER SAMUEL F.   USAF   Mid air collision, parachute observed

07-Apr-66    WALKER THOMAS TAYLOR   USAF

20-Apr-68   WALKER WILLIAM J.   USMC

18-May-66   WALL JERRY M.   USAF

25-Jan-67   WALLACE ARNOLD B.   ARMY

28-Aug-67   WALLACE CHARLES FRANKLIN   USMC

19-Apr-68   WALLACE MICHAEL J.   ARMY

25-Apr-75   WALSH BRIAN   CIV   Led away at gunpoint by communists

15-Feb-69   WALSH RICHARD A.   USAF

10-May-69   WALTERS WILLIAM   ARMY

13-Jun-69  WARD NEAL CLINTON  USAF

18-Dec-72   WARD RONALD J.   USAF

04-Nov-69   WARE JOHN A.   ARMY

26-Oct-69   WARREN GARY D.   USAF   (Photo)

17-Jun-66   WASHBURN LARRY E.   USAF

08-Oct-69   WATKINS ROBERT J. JR.   ARMY

18-Jun-65   WATSON FRANK P.   USAF

13-Mar-68   WATSON JIMMY L.   ARMY

18-Feb-71   WATSON RONALD L.   ARMY   Reported KIA in crash, remains tagged but not recovered

18-Aug-71   WEAKS MELVIN L.   ARMY   

08-Nov-67   WEATHERMAN EARL C.   USMC   Reported died during escape 04/01/68

01-Nov-66   WEAVER GEORGE R. JR.   USN

22-Oct-65   WEGER JOHN JR.   USAF

22-Apr-66   WEIMORTS ROBERT F.   USN

10-Oct-69   WEISNER FRANKLIN L.   ARMY

27-Dec-71   WEISSENBACK EDWARD J.  CIV

12-Feb-67   WEISSMUELLER COURTNEY E.   USAF

23-Mar-61   WEITKAMP EDGAR WILKEN   ARMY

25-May-69   WEITZ MONEK   USMC

16-Jan-67   WELCH ROBERT J.  USAF

17-Aug-70   WELLONS PHILLIP ROGERSON   USAF

22-Jul-66   WELLS ROBERT J.   ARMY

07-Jan-69   WELSH LARRY D.   ARMY

03-Mar-68   WELSHAN JOHN T.   USAF

19-Apr-68   WERDEHOFF MICHAEL M.   ARMY

02-Jan-70   WEST JOHN T.   USAF

30-Mar-72   WESTCOTT GARY P.   ARMY

05-Oct-68   WESTER ALBERT D.   USAF

23-Mar-61   WESTON OSCAR B. JR.   USAF

17-May-70   WESTWOOD NORMAN P. JR.   USN

21-Apr-70   WHEELER EUGENE L.   USMC   Voice contact, in shootout

29-Jan-68   WHITE CHARLES E.   ARMY   Reported impaled

24-Nov-69   WHITE JAMES B.   USAF   (Photo)

02-Nov-69   WHITFORD LAWRENCE W. JR.   USAF

01-May-68   WHITMIRE WARREN T. JR.   ARMY

23-Mar-72   WHITT JAMES E.   USAF

27-Mar-68   WHITTEKER RICHARD LEE   USAF

11-Apr-68   WHITTEMORE FREDERICK H.   USN

24-Sep-66   WHITTLE JUNIOR L.   ARMY   Reported drowned while swimming

16-Dec-65   WICKHAM DAVID W. II   USN

12-May-68   WIDDISON IMLAY S.   ARMY

12-May-68   WIDNER DANNY L.   ARMY

16-Nov-68   WIECHERT ROBERT CHARLES   USAF

21-Jan-73   WIEHR RICHARD D.   USN   Reported overboard

07-Jun-70   WILBRECHT KURT MICHAEL   USMC

19-Apr-68   WILBURN JOHN E.   ARMY

06-May-72   WILES MARVIN B.   USN

12-Jun-72   WILEY RICHARD D.   ARMY

17-Jan-68   WILKE ROBERT F.   USAF

08-Feb-69   WILKINS CALVIN WAYNE   USMC

17-Apr-69   WILLETT ROBERT V. JR.   USAF

29-Apr-75   WILLIAMS DANNY MUY   CIV

03-Oct-66   WILLIAMS EDDIE L.   ARMY

03-Apr-72   WILLIAMS EDWARD W.   ARMY

25-May-69   WILLIAMS LEROY C.   USMC

11-May-72   WILLIAMS ROBERT J.   ARMY

12-May-68   WILLIAMS ROY C.   ARMY

21-Jul-68   WILLING EDWARD A.   USMC

26-Feb-66   WILLS FRANCIS D.   ARMY

04-Jun-70   WILSON HARRY TRUMAN   USMC

19-Oct-70   WILSON PETER J.   ARMY

14-Jun-71   WILSON RICHARD JR.   ARMY

02-Jul-67   WILSON WAYNE VASTER   USMC

22-Nov-65   WINKLER JOHN ANTHONY   USN

19-Jul-66   WINTERS DARRYL G.   USAF

21-Apr-67   WINTERS DAVID M.   ARMY   Disappeared while on Sampan

23-Dec-70   WISEMAN BAIN W. JR.   ARMY

09-May-65   WISTRAND ROBERT C.   USAF

16-Feb-69   WOGAN WILLIAM M.   ARMY

28-Jun-66   WOLFE THOMAS HUBERT   USAF

09-Aug-68   WOLFKEIL WAYNE B.   USAF

01-Mar-66   WOLOSZYK DONALD J.   USN

20-Oct-67   WOMACK LONNIE H.   USN   Listed AWOL, not heard of since 10/24/67

27-Mar-72   WONG EDWARD PUCK KOW   ARMY

16-Jan-66   WOOD DON C.   USAF   Positive Id in PL film (Photo)

06-Feb-67   WOOD PATRICK H.   USAF

02-Jun-67   WOOD REX S.   USN

02-May-66   WOOD WALTER S.   USN

02-Sep-72   WOOD WILLIAM C. JR.   USAF

03-Nov-70   WOODS DAVID W.   ARMY

18-Feb-71   WOODS GERALD E.   ARMY   KIA in crash, remains tagged, no recovery

17-Apr-65   WOODWORTH SAMUEL ALEXANDER   USAF

19-Oct-65   WORCHESTER JOHN B.   USN   Radio contact lost

11-Mar-68   WORLEY DON F.   USAF   Not on Official DIA list – TDY CIV/LOCKHEED

02-Mar-66   WORST KARL EDWARD   USAF

01-Apr-72   WORTH JAMES F.   USMC

30-Dec-67   WORTHAM MURRAY LAMAR   USAF

06-May-70   WORTHINGTON RICHARD C.   ARMY

17-Jan-67   WOZNIAK FREDERICK J.   USAF   No trace of crew

 21-Feb-67   WRIGHT ARTHUR   ARMY

13-Nov-70   WRIGHT DAVID I.   USAF

17-Jan-67   WRIGHT GARY G.   USAF   No trace of crew

27-Feb-68   WRIGHT THOMAS T.   USAF

21-May-67   WROBLESKI WALTER F.   ARMY

10-Mar-66    XAVIER AUGUSTO MARIA    USMC

17-May-68   YOUNG CHARLES L.   ARMY

04-Apr-70   YOUNG JEFFREY J.   ARMY

25-Aug-67    ZAVOCKY JAMES JOHN    USN

27-Feb-67   ZEMPLE RONALD L.   USN

15-Apr-66   ZERBE MICHAEL R.   USN

03-Apr-72   ZICH LARRY A.   ARMY

29-Aug-69   ZIMMER JERRY ALLEN   USMC

24-Apr-72   ZOLLICOFFER FRANKLIN   ARMY

17-Sep-72   ZORN THOMAS ONEAL JR.   USAF

01-Mar-71   ZUBKE DELAND D.   ARMY

20-Apr-68   ZUTTERMAN JOSEPH A. JR.   USMC

POWs, MIAs, “We Will Never Forget” Part VII, R-S


In continuation of my blog post of Friday, August, 8, 2015, I will continue to list the names of the servicemen still unaccounted for from the Vietnam and Korean conflicts. The gringa will kindly remind dear readers that clicking on incident date, name, branch of service or side note will take the reader directly to a page regarding that serviceman that is linked with the website www.pownetwork.org. So, in honor of those POWs and MIAs considered with the November 9, 2000, immigration policy known as the “Bring Them Home Alive Act”, the following men are not forgotten:

 

18-Oct-66   RACKLEY INZAR M.    USAF

31-May-66   RAGLAND DAYTON W.   USAF

14-May-66   RALSTON FRANK D. III   USAF   (Photo)

23-May-69   RAMIREZ ARMANDO   ARMY

23-Jan-68   RAMSDEN GERALD LEE   USN

29-Apr-75   RANDOLPH CLIFFORD   CIV   Left Saigon 05/75

15-May-79   RAPP JEFF   CIV   Released Algernon s/v 07/79

16-Oct-69   RATTIN DENNIS M.   ARMY

16-Apr-70   RAUSCH ROBERT E.   USAF

15-Nov-66   RAVENNA HARRY M. III   ARMY

29-Dec-65   RAWSTHORNE EDGAR A.   USN

18-Mar-68   RAY JAMES M.   ARMY   (Photo)

13-Nov-69   RAY RONALD E.   ARMY

05-Sep-67   RAYMOND PAUL D.   USAF   (Photo)

24-Aug-68   READ CHARLES H. JR.   USAF

24-Jul-70   REED JAMES W.   USAF

29-Apr-75   REED THERESA   CIV   Left Saigon 06/76

16-Jan-68   REEDY WILLIAM HENRY JR.   USN

23-Dec-66   REEVES JOHN HOWARD   USMC

29-Apr-75   REGAN JOHN D.   CIV   Left Saigon 08/76

29-Apr-75   REGAN LON THI   CIV   Left Saigon 08/76

09-Nov-67   REHN GARY LEE   USMC

12-Jan-67   REINECKE WAYNE CONRAD   USN

25-Sep-66   REITER DEAN W.   USMC

20-Nov-69   RENELT WALTER A.   USAF

03-Jul-66    RENO RALPH J.   ARMY

09-Mar-69   REX ROBERT F.   USAF

03-Apr-68   REXROAD RONALD REUEL   USAF

21-Nov-67   REYNOLDS DAVID R.   ARMY

26-Apr-72   REYNOLDS TERRY L.   CIV

03-Jan-71   RHODES FERRIS A JR.   ARMY

02-May-70   RICHARDSON DALE W.   ARMY   Acft found, no trace of subj

30-Nov-65   RICHARDSON STEPHEN G.   USN

16-May-68   RICKEL DAVID J.   USAF   (Photo)

28-Oct-68   RICKER WILLIAM E.   USN

25-Dec-72   RICKMAN DWIGHT G.   USMC   Reported buried at crash w/ Viet observer

22-Apr-68   RIGGINS ROBERT P.   USAF

11-Jun-67   RIGGS THOMAS F.   ARMY

10-Nov-66   RIORDAN JOHN M.   USN

29-Apr-75   RIOS JOSE   CIV   Left Saigon 08/76

27-Dec-71   RITTER GEORGE L.   CIV

29-Apr-75   RIVERA FREDERICK   CIV   Left Saigon 08/76

12-Nov-67   ROARK JAMES D.   USN

07-Apr-65   ROARK WILLIAM MARSHALL   USN   Remains not returned as reported on 03/77

22-Jun-69   ROBERSON JOHN W.   ARMY

18-Jun-65   ROBERTS HAROLD J. JR.   USAF

25-Mar-69   ROBERTS RICHARD D.   ARMY

20-May-68   ROBERTSON JOHN H.   ARMY

10-Feb-71   ROBERTSON MARK J.   ARMY

09-Mar-70   ROBINSON EDWARD   ARMY

12-Mar-69   ROBINSON FLOYD H.   ARMY

05-Jan-70   ROBINSON LARRY WARREN   USMC

29-Apr-75   RODILL DANIEL   CIV   Expelled from Saigon 08/75

12-Feb-68   ROE JERRY L.   ARMY

18-Jan-68   ROEHRICH RONALD L.   USN

01-Dec-69   ROGERS BILLIE LEE   USN

04-May-67   ROGERS CHARLES E.   USAF

12-Mar-68   ROGERS EDWARD F.   USMC

27-Aug-70   ROGERS LYLE D.   ARMY

19-Mar-68   ROMERO VICTOR   USAF

17-Jun-66   ROMIG EDWARD L.   USN

02-Jun-66   ROSATO JOSEPH FRANK   USAF

05-Mar-70   ROSENBACH ROBERT P.   USAF

01-Aug-68   ROSS JOESPH S.   USAF   (Photo)

25-Mar-71   ROSSANO RICHARD J.   ARMY

27-Jun-65   ROTH BILLIE L.   USAF

3-Jun-70   ROZO JAMES M.   ARMY

24-May-68   RUCKER EMMETT JR.   USAF

30-Jun-67   RUNNELS GLYN L. JR.   USMC

16-Jun-68   RUPINSKI BERNARD FRANCIS   USN

26-Apr-72   RUSSELL RICHARD L.   USAF

11-May-69   RYAN WILLIAM C. JR.   USMC

09-Jun-70   RYDER JOHN L.   USAF   (Photo)

18-Aug-66   RYKOSKEY EDWARD J.   USMC

28-Apr-68    SAAVEDRA ROBERT    USN

 30-Jun-70   SADLER MITCHELL OLEN JR.    USAF

10-Jun-65   SAEGAERT DONALD R.   ARMY   Last seen on ground under fire

23-Jun-69   SAGE LELAND C.   USN

31-MAY-70   SAKAI KOJIRO   CIV   Not on Official DIA list

02-Oct-69   SALAZAR FIDEL G.   USN

07-Jun-67   SALE HAROLD R.   USAF

30-Jun-70   SANDERS WILLIAMS S.   USAF

12-May-68   SANDS RICHARD E.   ARMY

10-Dec-64   SANSONE DOMINICK   ARMY   Mixed (Viet?) remains returned 07/17/84

10-Aug-72   SANSONE JAMES J.   USN

27-Feb-67   SAUSE BERNARD J. JR.   USN   Blown off carrier

17-Jun-66   SAVOY M.J.   USN

20-Mar-68   SAYRE LESLIE B.   ARMY

03-Jan-73   SCAIFE KENNETH DOYLE   USN

24-Aug-67   SCHELL RICHARD J.   ARMY

29-Dec-68   SCHERDIN ROBERT F.   ARMY   Severely wounded when left

01-Mar-68   SCHEURICH THOMAS E.   USN

12-Jul-67   SCHIELE JAMES F.   ARMY

18-Feb-69   SCHIMMELS EDDIE R.   USN

15-Aug-70   SCHMIDT PETER A.   ARMY

09-Jun-68   SCHMIDT WALTER R. JR.   USMC   Reported alive on ground

23-May-67   SCHMITTOU EUREKA LAVERN   USN

10-Nov-66   SCHODERER ERIC J.   USN

09-Mar-70   SCHOEPPNER LEONARD J.   USN

16-Jan-66   SCHOONOVER CHARLES D.   USN

18-Feb-66   SCHROEFFEL THOMAS ANTHONY   USN

15-Dec-69   SCHUMACHER JAMES K.   ARMY

16-Jun-65   SCHUMANN JOHN R.   ARMY   Egress: reported working slave labor on rice mill

09-Apr-67   SCHWORER RONALD P.   ARMY

21-Aug-67   SCOTT DAIN V.   USN

25-Apr-68   SCOTT DAVID L.   ARMY   KIA in ambush, remains left behind

15-Mar-66   SCOTT MARTIN R.   USAF

13-May-69   SCOTT MIKE J.   ARMY

22-Apr-69   SCOTT VINCENT CALVIN JR   USAF

16-Mar-71   SCRIVENER STEPHEN RUSSELL   USAF

12-Mar-70   SCULL GARY B.   ARMY

04-Nov-66   SCUNGIO VINCENT A.   USAF

21-Dec-67   SCURLOCK LEE D.   ARMY

18-Jul-68   SEABLOM EARL F.   ARMY

30-Apr-72   SEAGRAVES MELVIN DOUGLAS   USN

25-Nov-67   SEARFUS WILLIAM HENRY   USN

16-Mar-71   SEELEY DOUGLAS MILTON   USAF

12-Mar-75   SEIDL ROBERT   CIV   Air Vietnam crash

22-Jan-66   SENNETT ROBERT R.   USN

02-Apr-72   SEREX HENRY M.   USAF

23-Aug-68   SETTERQUIST FRANCIS L.   USAF   (Photo)

06-Jun-72   SEUELL JOHN W.   USAF

15-Mar-71   SEXTON DAVID M.   ARMY

03-Jul-67   SEYMOUR LEO E.   ARMY   (Photo)

19-Apr-68   SHAFER PHILIP R.   ARMY

24-May-68   SHANKS JAMES LEE   USAF

03-Mar-68   SHANNON PATRICK LEE   USAF   Not on Official DIA list – TDY CIV/LOCKHEED – 12/07/2005 – Family releases to (FOX NEWS) media fact that remains have been I.D.’d

05-Sep-74   SHARMAN NEIL   CIV

05-Sep-65   SHAW EDWARD B.   USN

11-Nov-67   SHAW GARY F.   ARMY   Body gone

08-Oct-70   SHAY DONALD E. JR.   USAF   (Photo)

20-Apr-65   SHEA JAMES PATRICK   USN

29-Apr-75   SHEA MICHAEL J.   USMC

29-Apr-65   SHELTON CHARLES E.   USAF   Radio contact, reported died as POW (Photo)

05-FEB-69   SHERBURN HUGH L.   USAF   Not on Official DIA list

03-Nov-70   SHEWMAKE JOHN D. SR.   ARMY

10-Feb-71   SHIMAMOTO KEIZABURO   CIV

09-Dec-68   SHIMEK SAMUEL D.   ARMY

12-Jul-72   SHIMKIN ALEX   CIV   

28-Jan-70   SHINN WILLIAM C.   USAF   

18-Oct-66   SHONECK JOHN R.   USAF   

09-Jun-66   SHORACK THEODORE JAMES JR   USAF  

24-Apr-69   SHRIVER JERRY M.   ARMY 

17-Jun-66   SIEGWARTH DONALD E.   USN   

25-Apr-71   SIGAFOOS WALTER H. III   USAF   (Photo)

29-Mar-72   SIMMONS ROBERT E.   USAF   Remains Returned 03/01/86 – family did not accept ID – group burial -6/17/2010

16-Aug-75   SIMMONS WILLIE E.   CIV   Released 1975?

12-May-68   SIMPSON JOSEPH L.   ARMY   

24-Jan-67   SIMPSON MAX C.   ARMY   

28-Aug-62   SIMPSON ROBERT LEWIS   USAF   

21-May-67   SIMPSON WALTER S.   ARMY   

26-Jan-69   SINGLETON DANIEL E.   USAF   

28-JAN-68   SINGSON WILFREDO D.   USMC   

15-Jan-68   SKARMAN ORVAL H.   USMC   No return from R&R

16-May-70   SKEEN RICHARD ROBERT   USN   

02-Mar-70   SKIBBE DAVID W.   USMC   

19-Dec-71   SKILES THOMAS W.   ARMY   

12-Dec-70   SKINNER OWEN G.   USAF   

06-Mar-67   SMALL BURT C.   ARMY   Reported wounded and captured

16-Jun-73   SMALLWOOD JOHN J.   USAF   

20-Jul-69   SMILEY STANLEY K.   USN   

01-May-67   SMITH CARL ARTHUR   USMC   

15-Mar-67   SMITH DEAN JR.   USN   

03-Apr-65   SMITH GEORGE C.   USAF   

08-Jan-68   SMITH HALLIE W.   USAF   

12-Nov-69   SMITH HARRY WINFIELD   USAF 

30-Sep-68   SMITH HOWARD H.   USAF   

04-Apr-71   SMITH JOSEPH S.   USAF   

30-May-68   SMITH LEWIS P. II   USAF   

19-Aug-69   SMITH ROBERT N.   USMC   

28-Nov-70   SMITH RONALD E.   ARMY   

17-Jan-69   SMITH VICTOR A.   USAF   (Photo)

22-Jun-66   SMITH WARREN P. JR.   USAF

23-Jul-66   SMITH WILLIAM W.   USAF   

10-Mar-71   SMOOT CURTIS R.   ARMY   

28-Apr-70   SNIDER HUGHIE F.   ARMY   

23-May-67   SOUCY RONALD PHILIP   USN   

01-May-67   SOULIER DUWAYNE   USMC   

17-May-71   SOYLAND DAVID P.   ARMY   

05-Feb-66   SPARENBERG BERNARD JOHN   USN   

19-Mar-71   SPARKS JON M.   ARMY   

07-Jun-68   SPENCER DEAN C. III   ARMY   

27-Sep-66   SPILMAN DYKE A.   USAF   

21-Apr-68   SPINDLER JOHN GATES   USMC   

30-Sep-68   SPINELLI DOMENICK A.   USN   

24-Jan-66   SPRICK DOYLE R.   USMC   

03-Mar-68   SPRINGSTEADAH DONALD K.   USAF   Not on Official DIA list TDY CIV/LOCKHEED

03-Jun-67   SPRINGSTON THEODORE JR.   USAF

10-Jan-69   SPROTT ARTHUR R. JR.   USAF   

22-May-68   ST PIERRE DEAN PAUL   USAF   

30-Apr-68   STAEHLI BRUCE W.   USMC   

21-Nov-72   STAFFORD RONALD D.   USAF   

03-Feb-71   STANDERWICK ROBERT L. SR.   USAF   

06-Feb-69   STANLEY CHARLES I.   ARMY

01-Apr-67   STANLEY ROBERT W.   USAF   

02-Dec-66   STARK WILLIE E.   ARMY   

11-Nov-67   STATON ROBERT M. JR.   ARMY   Body gone

26-Nov-71   STEADMAN JAMES E.   USAF   (Photo)

31-May-66   STEEN MARTIN W.   USAF   Good chute, harness empty

28-Feb-68   STEGMAN THOMAS   USN   

08-May-67   STEIMER THOMAS JACK   USN   

05-Feb-70   STEPHENSON RICHARD C.   USN

29-Apr-75   STEVENS F.   CIV   

14-Feb-69   STEVENS LARRY J.   USN   

24-Mar-67   STEWART JACK T.   ARMY   

08-Feb-71   STEWART PAUL C.   ARMY   

15-Mar-66   STEWART PETER J.   USAF   

12-May-67   STEWART ROBERT A.   USAF   

17-May-69   STEWART VIRGIL G.   USAF   

27-Sep-66   STINE JOSEPH M.   USAF   

14-Sep-66   STODDARD CLARENCE W. JR   USN   

07-Jan-68   STONE JAMES M.   ARMY   

28-Oct-68   STONEBRAKER KENNETH A.   USAF   

13-Jun-69   STORY JAMES C.   ARMY   

10-Jan-67   STOVES MERRITT III   ARMY

26-Apr-68   STOW LILBURN RAY   USAF   

21-Mar-68   STOWERS AUBREY E. JR.   USAF   

18-Oct-70   STRAIT DOUGLAS F.   ARMY   

18-Jan-64   STRALEY JOHN L.   ARMY   

04-Mar-71   STRAWN JOHN T.   ARMY   

05-Oct-68   STRIDE JAMES D. JR.   ARMY   

30-Nov-70   STRINGER JOHN C. II   ARMY   

03-Feb-73   STRINGHAM WILLIAM STERLIN   USN   

11-May-72   STROBRIDGE RODNEY L.   ARMY   

22-Jun-71   STROHLEIN MADISON A.   ARMY   Indications of shootout with NVA

25-May-72   STRONG HENRY H.   USN   

28-Oct-68   STROVEN WILLIAM H.   USAF   

20-Dec-72   STUART JOHN F.   USAF   

20-Oct-69   STUBBS WILLIAM W.   ARMY   

11-Nov-67   STUCKEY JOHN S. JR.   ARMY   Body gone

27-Nov-68   STUIFBERGEN GENE PAUL   USAF   

12-May-68   STULLER JOHN C.   ARMY   Ground attack

15-Nov-69   SUBER RANDOLPH B.   ARMY   

02-Dec-66   SULANDER DANIEL A.   ARMY   

12-Feb-67   SULLIVAN MARTIN J.   USN   

12-Jul-67   SULLIVAN ROBERT J.   ARMY   

31-Dec-71   SUTTER FREDERICK J.   USAF   

28-Jan-70   SUTTON WILLIAM C.   USAF   

09-Oct-69   SUYDAM JAMES L.   ARMY   

15-Jun-67   SWANSON JOHN WILLARD   USAF   

31-Oct-68   SWANSON ROGER W.   ARMY   

05-Feb-69   SWIGART PAUL E. JR.   USN   

18-Mar-68   SWITZER JERROLD A.   USMC   

30-Dec-67   SWORDS SMITH III   USAF   

04-Apr-67   SZEYLLER EDWARD PHILIP   USN

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