- The Herrin Massacre in southern Illinois saw the slaying of 18 strike breaking miners at the hands of several hundred striking workers over the course of less than 24 hours
- Two trials followed, but no convictions were ever made in the mass homicide case
- The tragic massacre came at a time of rapid growth for the United Mine Workers of America and also helped solidify growing anti-union public sentiment
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Be sure to scroll down and read more about the photographer, Hugo Jaeger, who captured these images while on assignment with Hitler and the the Third Reich. These images stray from the typical photos glorifying the Nazi leaders and havoc of the war. The Polish-Jews living in Nazi-occupied Poland seemed to trust Jaeger enough to capture their sometimes smiling faces as they tried to make the best of their situation and rebuild their lives during 1939-40, unaware of the fate that lay ahead.
Back in March I mentioned how the violin that was played by the bandmaster of the Titanic was located and heading to auction. The violin was auctioned off this past Saturday, October 19th and went for an amazing $1.6M!
Check out Henry Aldridge & Son – The Devizes Auctioneers for a detailed listing and story about the violin.
|IMMEDIATE RELEASE||No. 651-13
September 12, 2013
AIRMEN MISSING FROM WWII ACCOUNTED-FOR
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that two U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors.
Army Air Force 2nd Lt. Valorie L. Pollard of Monterey, Calif. and Sgt. Dominick J. Licari of Frankfort, N.Y. will be buried as a group in a single casket, on Sept. 19 at Arlington National Cemetery. The individually-identified remains of Licari were buried on Aug. 6 in Frankfort, N.Y.
On March 13, 1944, Pollard and Licari were crew members of an A-20G Havoc bomber that failed to return to base in a country now known as Papua New Guinea. The aircraft crashed after attacking enemy targets on the island. In 2012, the A-20G crash site in the mountains of Papua New Guinea was excavated and the remains of Licari and Pollard were recovered.
There are more than 400,000 American service members that were killed during WWII, and the remains of more than 73,000 were never recovered or identified.
For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for missing Americans, visit the DPMO website at http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo or call 703-699-1169.
FYI: The http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo will remain unavailable until the government shutdown is fixed. 😉
I found this little nugget the other day and wanted to share. I’m just glad my family and I got the chance to see Cumberland Gap National Park in September before the hot-mess-of-a-government-shutdown happened. Americans want to get back into their beloved National Parks along with access to hundreds of other things funded by Uncle Sam.
To access the infographic:
Click the image to the left and it will open in a new window. You may need to click the image a second time to enlarge it.