Archive for December 23rd, 2008

23
Dec
08

Fly Fishing Visitors to swittersb’s blog (please tell me where you’re from)

SwittersB~Christmas Is. 2007

SwittersB~Christmas Is. 2007

 

I recently tried installing a mapping tool on my side bar and found even a few hours input fascinating. However, the widget skewed my right side and had to remove the mapping device. So, if you come across this baited post, would you mind dropping a comment to me so I can see where my visitors come from and one thing you are most interested in and would like to see more of…??

Here is a small two hour window of visitor employing the mapping tool and their locations I noted and enjoyed receiving… I would appreciate any feedback.

 

Portland, OR, United States  
Miami, FL, United States  
Saginaw, MI, United States  
Lawrence, MA, United States  
San Ramon, CA, United States  
Smyrna, GA, United States  
Chevy Chase, MD, United States  
Ft Mitchell, KY, United States  
Bozeman, MT, United States  
Mount Ephraim, NJ, United States  
Adelaide, Australia  
Eatonton, GA, United States  
Spicewood, TX, United States  
Niagara Falls, ON, Canada  
, , United States  
Eugene, OR, United States  
Erie, CO, United States  
Portland, OR, United States  
Mobile, AL, United States  
Ardmore, PA, United States  
Glyndon, MN, United States  
Rockland, ME, United States  
Quebec, QC, Canada  
Athens, Greece  
Las Vegas, NV, United States  
Melbourne, Australia

 

23
Dec
08

Something Bigger Than Fly Fishing (Cpl. Tibor Rubin~Korean War)

“Born in Hungary in 1929, Ted and his family were rounded up

 by the Nazis and taken to concentration camps when he was

 just 13 years old. He was taken to Mauthausen Camp in Austria,

where an SS officer told the prisoner, “You, Jews, none of you

will ever make it out of here alive.” And many did not. Before the

war was over, both of Ted’s parents and one of his sisters were

 lost in the Holocaust. Ted Rubin survived the camp for 14 months,

 long enough to be liberated by U.S. Army troops on May the 5th, 1945.”

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Medal of Honor Recipient

Citation

“For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above

and beyond the call of duty:

Corporal Tibor Rubin distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism during the period from July 23, 1950, to April 20, 1953, while serving as a rifleman with Company I, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division in the Republic of Korea.   While his unit was retreating to the Pusan Perimeter, Corporal Rubin was assigned to stay behind to keep open the vital Taegu-Pusan Road link used by his withdrawing unit. During the ensuing battle, overwhelming numbers of North Korean troops assaulted a hill defended solely by Corporal Rubin.   He inflicted a staggering number of casualties on the attacking force during his personal 24-hour battle, single-handedly slowing the enemy advance and allowing the 8th Cavalry Regiment to complete its withdrawal successfully.   Following the breakout from the Pusan Perimeter, the 8 th Cavalry Regiment proceeded northward and advanced into North Korea.   During the advance, he helped capture several hundred North Korean soldiers. On October 30, 1950, Chinese forces attacked his unit at Unsan, North Korea, during a massive nighttime assault.   That night and throughout the next day, he manned a .30 caliber machine gun at the south end of the unit’s line after three previous gunners became casualties.   He continued to man his machine gun until his ammunition was exhausted.   His determined stand slowed the pace of the enemy advance in his sector, permitting the remnants of his unit to retreat southward.   As the battle raged, Corporal Rubin was severely wounded and captured by the Chinese.   Choosing to remain in the prison camp despite offers from the Chinese to return him to his native Hungary, Corporal Rubin disregarded his own personal safety and immediately began sneaking out of the camp at night in search of food for his comrades.   Breaking into enemy food storehouses and gardens, he risked certain torture or death if caught.   Corporal Rubin provided not only food to the starving Soldiers, but also desperately needed medical care and moral support for the sick and wounded of the POW camp.   His brave, selfless efforts were directly attributed to saving the lives of as many as forty of his fellow prisoners.   Corporal Rubin’s gallant actions in close contact with the enemy and unyielding courage and bravery while a prisoner of war are in the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.”

http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/rubin/citation/index. an example of what it means to be an American.” Or, do you find that politically incorrect to say?




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