News You May Have Missed 5/18- 5/22

LOST WWI PURPLE HEART FOUND

Daniel W. Quinlan  was one of 138 World War I veterans to receive the first Purple Heart medals  ever issued. He enlisted when he was just 20 and served in the medical corps (actually the sanitary corp which was the precursor to the medical corps), injured in a poison gas attack and then braved heavy fire to help care for wounded men. That earned him a Silver Star.  Daniel died in 1938 and somehow his family lost track of the purple heart. Eventually his son sold the house his father lived in and the new owners found the purple heart in the attic. They returned it to Joseph.
 Full Story :http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/wwi-hero-s-lost-purple-heart-is-being-returned-to-grandson-1.3472

 

VIETNAM’S MEKONG RIVER DELTA IS SINKING!

Scientist have discovered that the Mekong Delta in Vietnam , the world’s third largest delta, is sinking at rate of  1 to 4.7 centimeters per year (roughly .39 to 1.5 inches a year.) The reason? Man made, of course. Ground water depletion from  some 1 million wells and levees that prevent sediment from spilling out of rivers and collecting in the delta.  Good news though, Vietnam and Dutch scientist are on it and have begun  the Rise and Fall project. The project is a 5 year, million dollar effort to understand and develop strategies to reverse the sinking. Maybe they better hurry. In 5 years, the delta could have sunk 7.5 inches!

Full Storyhttp://news.sciencemag.org/earth/2015/05/alarm-over-sinking-delta

Mekong River Delta from space, February 1996

Mekong River Delta from space, February 1996

 

 

MAN RETURNS FOR HAT AND ARRESTED AFTER INITIALLY ELUDING POLICE.

With the right hat, nothing else matters.  (LaPaloma Hats) Seems like a young man was running form the police and managed to get away. But he lost his ht along the way. So this 18 year old does what anyone would do. He returns to the scene of the crime and ask the police if they have seen his hat. They help him find his hat and then promptly arrest him. Its ok though he has his hat waiting for him when he gets out.

FULL STORY: http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/man-evades-police-caught-returning-lost-hat-31201615
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TIGER ATTACKS SUV CAUSES STIR IN CAMAS, 

Connor Zuvich was byLacamas Lake when a truck came by and dumped some trash and the a large stuffed tiger. Finding the tiger fun, Connor tied it to the top of his ride and went on about his business, cruising around the lake. Soon panicked 911 calls came in to the Camas Police about a tiger lounging on top of a SUV.  The Police found Connor and his ferocious stuffed tiger,  The two laughed, took a few photos and then both Officer Henry Scott and Connor parted ways. The tiger was found to be harmless.
 FULL STORY: http://news.yahoo.com/large-stuffed-tiger-atop-suv-generates-911-call-061338707.html

In this photo taken on May 18, 2015, provided by Connor Zuvich, police personnel approach an SUV with a large stuffed tiger on its roof, in Camas, Wash. The sight of it lashed to the top of the SUV cruising around a southwest Washington lake was enough to generate a 911 call from someone who apparently thought it was real. (Connor Zuvich via AP)

In this photo taken on May 18, 2015, provided by Connor Zuvich, police personnel approach an SUV with a large stuffed tiger on its roof, in Camas, Wash. The sight of it lashed to the top of the SUV cruising around a southwest Washington lake was enough to generate a 911 call from someone who apparently thought it was real. (Connor Zuvich via AP)

2 thoughts on “News You May Have Missed 5/18- 5/22”

  1. Anonymous - May 23, 2015 3:16 pm

    Must of not been a lucky hat…

    1. T Whitaker - May 23, 2015 3:19 pm

      I would have to agree with you.

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