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New Jersey flag
[1787 - New Jersey is the third state to enter The United States of America]

African Slaves aboard slave ship    Slave sale notice    large group of slaves
[1865 - The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution was proclaimed to be ratified by 27 of then 36 states and took effect]

neither slavery nor involuntary servitude... shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Painter Paul Klee   Painter Paul Klee's Twittering Machine   Painter Paul Klee
[1879 - Paul Klee, abstract artist, born in Munchenbuchsee, Switzerland]

Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb    Ty Cobb Hall of Fame plaque    Ty Cobb stealing 3rd    Ty Cobb hits surgically
[1886 - Ty (Tyrus Raymond) Cobb, baseball great, born in Narrows, Georgia]

Producer George Stevens    Director George Stevens    Director George Stevens with his Oscar
[1904 - George Stevens, Academy Award-winning director, producer, writer, actor, born in Oakland, California]

Poet Christopher Fry    Writer Christopher Fry    Writer Christopher Fry
[1907 - Christopher Fry (Harris), poet, dramatist, born in Bristol, England]

Director, Abe Burrows    Director, Abe Burrows
[1910 - Abe Burrows (Abram Solman Borowitz), Tony Award-winning director, playwright, born in New York City]

Actress Lynn Bari    Actress Lynn Bari
[1913 - Lynn Bari (Marjorie Schuyler Fisher), actress, born in Roanoke, Virginia]

Verdun - trench warfare    Verdun Cemetary
[1916 - WW-I Battle of Verdun ends after ten months and 650,000 lives lost. Allied and German forces are in about the same place as before it began.

Actor Ossie Davis    Writer Ossie Davis
[1917 - Raiford Chatman 'Ossie' Davis, writer, actor, director, born in Cogdell, Georgia]

River Patrol Boat (PBR) - on step    Gamewardens of Vietnam Memorial Obelisk    USS Jennings County (LST-846) in action in Mekong Delta Vietnam: SEALs in Bassac River    Task Force 116 Presidential Unit Citation    HAL-3 Seawolves in Mekong Delta

[1965 - The Delta River Patrol Group (USN Task Force - 116) is established in the Vietnam Mekong Delta]

Gamewardens of Vietnam

In the Mekong Delta, the US Navy put together quite a successful river patrol force out of left-over WW-II ships, fast new boats, rotary wing aircraft, and some trained SEALS. It was quite a circus while it lasted. It was designated Operation Gamewarden.

William's Whimsical Words:

A first rate fighting force in an unnecessary, third rate war.

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