Friday, September 24, 2010

Missing WWII Soldier is Identified in Germany

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

Army Sgt. Edward T. Jones, of West Pawlet, Vt., will be buried on Sept. 25 in Saratoga, N.Y. In November 1944, the 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division was traveling east through the Hürtgen Forest in an attempt to capture the German towns of Vossenack and Schmidt. On Nov. 6, Jones and five other members of A Company, 112th Infantry Regiment, were killed in the town of Kommerscheidt when a German tank fired point-blank on their position.

In 2008, a German explosive ordnance disposal team, working at a construction site in the town of Kommerscheidt, found fragments of a World War II-era U.S. military boot. The team notified the German War Graves Commission who recovered remains of two individuals at the site and military equipment including two identification tags. The items were turned over to a Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command team in the area for further analysis.

Among other forensic identification tools and circumstantial evidence, scientists from the JPAC used dental comparisons in the identification of the remains.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

why don't I write more

In case you wonder. Just as an example, today I get a letter from the county saying I have to fill out two ten page forms regarding my mother's estate within a week or get hauled into court. I thought this is why I was paying a lawyer...

Sunday, September 05, 2010

damn jeeps

If someone had walked by with a wad of money yesterday I would have happily sold them my jeep. I had just fixed sonmething on it, and turned out it wasn't really fixed. Some people actually have fun getting greasy and fooling around with car parts. I just want them to work.

I am now thinking what I could do with all the garage space the jeep and all its many associated items are taking up.