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2011-07-05 00:00:31

Sean Sheppard received the prestigious San Diego Chapter Buffalo Soldiers Honorary Membership on June 11, 2011 in honor of his outstanding service within the veteran community through his non-profit organization, EMBRACE. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2011 In 1866 two U.S. Army African American regiments were formed; the 9th and 10th cavalries. Members of these two cavalry units and two all-black infantry regiments, the 24th and 25th, came to be called Buffalo Soldiers. By 1867, the first...

2006-05-01 14:44:48

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Protesters seeking a shutdown of the Guantanamo Bay U.S. prison camp marched to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations on Monday and held an interfaith service in its entryway after building owners asked New York police not to arrest them. Nearly half the 135 demonstrators, many of them members of the clergy, had hoped to be arrested as an act of civil disobedience to protest what they say is torture at the U.S. camp. When police announced they would not...

2006-03-16 08:05:00

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE -- Virgilio Franqui was a sun-blistered Cuban migrant plucked off a makeshift raft in the Florida Straits when he first set eyes on the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay in 1993. He spent 11 months there in a vast tent camp full of refugees. Now a U.S. Navy medical corpsman and U.S. citizen, Petty Officer Franqui is back at Guantanamo handling paperwork at the base hospital, which cares for U.S. service personnel and their families. He is believed...

2005-12-18 11:07:43

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - American anti-torture activists who marched through southeastern Cuba to protest the detention of terror suspects at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay had to settle last week for a prayer vigil five miles away. Cuba's Communist government did not allow the 25 members of the Catholic Worker movement to march to the gates of the U.S. military enclave and demand access to the prisoners. Instead of jumping at the chance to embarrass its foe, Cuba...

2005-07-12 16:59:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new commander has been named for the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, site of the prison for foreign terrorism suspects, after the previous one was fired for unspecified "inappropriate" practices, the military said on Tuesday. Navy Capt. Lawrence Cotton was installed as Guantanamo base commander on an interim basis, likely to last several months, to replace Capt. Leslie McCoy until a permanent commander is named, said Pat Dooling, a Navy spokesman in...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'