Wednesday, May 29, 2019

D-Day Anniversary

Herman (left) and Clem Jahnigen

Thursday, June 6 marks the anniversary of D-Day, the American landing on the beaches of Normandy. Shown above are brothers Herman (left) and Clem Jahnigen. The boys were the sons of Arthur and Clara Jahnigen of the Cedar Creek community near Osgood. Herman was a sergeant in the 508th Parachute Infantry of the 82nd Airborne Division and landed at Normandy. He was wounded on June 9, 1944 and was Ripley County's most decorated veteran. Some of his awards included the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Silver Star Medal, as well as a battlefield commission on June 27, 1945.  Clem was a staff sergeant with the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division and also participated in the D-Day invasion. Among his several awards were the Silver Star Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Presidential Unit Citation. Clem died at the age of 63 on November 28, 1983 and Herman died at the age of 87 on May 23, 2005. Both are buried in the Cliff Hill Cemetery at Versailles.

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Mike Stratton

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

My New Elecraft K2

I just received this beautiful little radio this morning. It is smaller than most radios with its capabilities. It operates both SSB phone and CW and has all the bells and whistles that the big radios have. This is a QRP radio (low power) it runs .1 to 10 watts output. With the Ham bands so far I have contacted Michigan, North Carolina, and South Carolina on the 30 and 40 meter bands today. I am still learning the ins and outs of the menus and multi-function buttons. I have been using a very small rechargeable 12v. battery to power it. .... Jack WB9OTX
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Friday, May 24, 2019

How To Back up a Computer

These days, more and more people are using computers to store memories, important documents, and various other bits of information that may need to be kept for long periods of time. Backing up a computer is essential for keeping long term (or even short term) documents around.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

World of Outlaws Winged Sprint Cars

The World of Outlaws Winged Sprint Cars
The World of Outlaws Winged Sprint Cars will invade Lawrenceburg Speedway for the Memorial Day Spectacular on Memorial Day, Monday: May 27th!

Anchors Aweigh! Fleet Week 2019

Fleet Week is a United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard tradition in which active military ships recently deployed in overseas operations dock in a variety of major cities for one week. Once the ships dock, the crews can enter the city and visit its tourist attractions. At certain hours, the public can take a guided tour of the ships. Often, Fleet Week is accompanied by military demonstrations and air shows such as those provided by the Blue Angels.
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Monday, May 20, 2019

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

VE Day - May 8, 1945

Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day (Great Britain) or V-E Day (North America), is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces on the 8 May 1945.
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Monday, May 06, 2019

The Hindenburg disaster - May 6, 1937

The Hindenburg disaster occurred on May 6, 1937, in Manchester Township, New Jersey, United States. The German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station Lakehurst. On board were 97 people; there were 36 fatalities.
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