Friday, July 31, 2009

Ann & Monda, shown below with Supreme Court Judge- Brian House, had a get together at Monda & Nathan's Flooring store. It was a 2 purpose meeting. The First, a 79th birthday party for Bill Marshall. The Second, to welcome a Senator & a Congressman hopeful. Jeff Mullis was in town for this meeting, and welcomed Mike Evans to the some of the townfolk of Trenton, Ga. It was a nice spread, and a delicious looking birthday cake !

Bill & Monda after he blew out the candles.
Republican Congressman hopeful, Mike Evans.
Our in office Senator, Jeff Mullis.

It was a very informative meeting, and I'm glad that I attended.

Monday, July 27, 2009

It doesn't matter you political views when it comes to the military personel. They don't have a choice in anything. Whether they go to war or not,,they must do whatever the current administration orders them to do. Whether it is Democratic or Republican. They are fighting for every American man & woman, and their right to the freedoms put down by our Fore Fathers.


7-Day Forecast for Baghdad,Iraq

Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
115ºF/89ºF 117ºF/89ºF 120ºF/90ºF 122ºF/91ºF 122ºF92ºF 121ºF95ºF 120ºF95ºF

Prayer request According to the weather reports, it is our understanding that it is 122 degrees in Iraq right now -- and the low will be 95*!
Our troops need our prayers for strength, endurance, and safety.. If it be God's will, give these men and women the strength they need to prevail.


'Lord, please hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. In Jesus Precious Name we pray. Amen.'

Prayer Request:

When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops around the world. Just send this to all the people in your address book. Do not let it stop with you, please. Of all the gifts you could give a Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine & others deployed in harm's way,

Prayer is the very best!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I saw a great friend in the LZ last night. He comes walking up, out of the blue, after years.
Dean Funk ~ ~ ~ ~ He's back. He has been really missed. I'm so glad to see him after all this time ! Some people will never be forgotten !

There was a great sky at sunset this evening. Massive storm a couple hours before this, to the north. This was all that was left of it. Quite spectacular at the time.

Some new shot of the little hummingbirds, while playing.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Michael Jackson dies and its 24/7 news coverage.
A real American hero dies and not a mention of it in the news.
The media has no honor and God is watching.

The reason that I'm postin this, is because I believe the media has it's prioities in the wrong place, when there's polls going on whether to make a National Holiday for Michael Jackson, or not. And, when you don't even hear a word about the story below.
Folks,, something really needs to change !

Ed Freeman
You're a 19-year-old kid. You're critically wounded and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley , 11-14-1965, LZ X-ray, Vietnam . Your infantry unit is outnumbered 8-1 and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the MediVac helicopters to stop coming in. You're lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns, and you know you're not getting out. Your family is half way around the world, 12,000 miles away and you'll never see them again. As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day.
Then, over the machine gun noise, you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter and you look up to see an unarmed Huey, but it doesn't seem real because no Medi-Vac markings are on it. Ed Freeman is coming for you. He's not Medi-Vac, so it's not his job, but he's flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire, after the Medi-Vacs were ordered not to come. He's coming anyway. And he drops it in and sits there in the machine gun fire as they load 2 or 3 of you on board. Then he flies you up and out, through the gunfire to the doctors and nurses. And he kept coming back, 14 more times, and took about 30 of you and your buddies out, who would never have gotten out.

Medal of Honor recipient Ed Freeman died in August of 2008, at the age of 80, in Boise , ID. May God rest his soul. He didn't died the day that MJ did, like some emails would have you believe. Even though, the point they were trying to make, is the same one that I'm trying to do here with nothing but the truth.

Medal of Honor Winner Ed Freeman!
Since the media didn't give him the coverage he deserves, I thought that I would post this here, for the people that I know will truely care.
Rest in Peace
His Citation reads:
Captain Ed W. Freeman, United States Army, of Boise, Idaho, who distinguished himself by numerous acts of conspicuous gallantry and extraordinary intrepidity on 14 November 1965 while serving with Company A, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). As a flight leader and second in command of a 16-helicopter lift unit, he supported a heavily engaged American infantry battalion at Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley, Republic of Vietnam. The unit was almost out of ammunition after taking some of the heaviest casualties of the war, fighting off a relentless attack from a highly motivated, heavily armed enemy force. When the infantry commander closed the helicopter landing zone because of intense direct enemy fire, Captain Freeman risked his life by flying his unarmed helicopter through a gauntlet of enemy fire time after time, delivering critically needed ammunition, water, and medical supplies to the besieged battalion. His flights, by providing the engaged units with supplies of ammunition critical to their survival, directly affected the battle's outcome. Without them the units would almost surely have gone down, with much greater loss of life. After medical evacuation helicopters refused to fly into the area because of intense enemy fire, Captain Freeman flew 14 separate rescue missions, providing lifesaving evacuation of an estimated 30 seriously wounded soldiers-some of whom would not have survived had he not acted. All flights were made into a small emergency landing zone within 100 to 200 meters of the defensive perimeter, where heavily committed units were perilously holding off the attacking elements. Captain Freeman's selfless acts of great valor and extraordinary perseverance were far above and beyond the call of duty or mission and set a superb example of leadership and courage for all of his peers. Captain Freeman's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

If you really have a need to feel sorry for someone that dies, why not choose someone that is worthy of your grief ? Like a fallen American Solider, who is a Real Hero ?!

Check out the link below

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Here's a couple of pics from the other night, while I was waiting on the techs at work. If you have ever been around the loop in Birmingham(Hwy 459), you have probably seen this replica of the Statue of Liberty. But, do you know the story behind it?

Some people think that this is new,,but it isn't. Check out the link.
Below is a picture that I took at the tower where I was sitting. An unexpected,and welcomed visitor showed up. It looks like he was beat up pretty good, but, still a gorgious creature !
This is a Ployphemus Moth. He was huge. I know it's a male, because of the antenna's. The females are smaller.

The above link will give you some more information on the pretty moth.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Here's a couple more pictures from the July 4th party, Saturday night.
This young man is a riot ! Rocking with his Dad. I do hope that I'm around in 10 years to hear him playing for real !

One of the tandem pilots was our official Home made ice cream judge. I'm not sure where he's from(country), but he is a great, soft spoken, gentle spirited, honest kind of fellow. Can't say much about his taste for icecream, however,,,,,,,just kidding because I didn't win. Nice guy !
I spent yesterday and today in Lexington, Ky. working and I arrived home this evening. I head out tomorrow, bound for my home state of Alabama ! woohoo ! Birmingham, here I come ! I will probably be there for at least 5 days. We will see how the testing goes. I am just darn glad to be back in the productive job force again, and actually having money coming back in. What a novel idea ! lol Will posted from the road, if there's anything to say.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Let's start with some fireworks pictures. I lost over 100 pictures on the night of the party, due to my camera going into a frackn' diagnostic mode. The following was just an after thought, and some donated picture from other people. I was livid when it happened. Guess I was trying to do too many things at one time with it?!

The Uncle Lightning band rock the night away. Dancing is shown below.
Kirk,,one of the aerotow pilots, was spinning his fireballs later in the evening.

This is a priceless picture. You just had to be there to understand it.

The BBQ was excellent, all the trimmings was wonderful, I understand that the Kegs of beer were cold, and there was a lot of homemade ice cream. The winner of the Ice Cream Contest was a Peach & Banana flavor. It was very good. I thought my strawberry Rocky Road was good, but there can be Only 1, lol.