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100 troops staged in Caribbean to help with disaster relief after #HurricaneMatthew

MH-60R-HSM-71-CAG HSM-71 was commissioned Oct. 3, 2007 and started its first deployment on Jan. 17, 2009. Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven One (HSM-71) is a United States Navy helicopter squadron based at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California and assigned at CWV 9 on USS John C. Stennis.

07 Oct 43: Rear Admiral Shigematsu Sakaibara, commander of the Japanese garrison on Wake Island, orders the execution of 98 American civilian contractors held since the island was taken on 24 Dec 41, claiming they were trying to make radio contact with US forces. They are blindfolded and shot in cold blood. The "Wake Island Massacre" remains one of the more brutal episodes of the war in the Pacific. (photo: the "98 rock") More: #WWII

Rock Island Prison, Illinois. Elihu Weaver was captured in1863. He was imprisoned here from Oct 1863- Feb. 1865. He was then sent to Point Lookout Prison in Maryland. Elihu was 10 when he was captured. He was with Co D, 5th Battalion NC. Elihu is my 1st Cousin 4x Removed on the Ashley side

Oct 5, 1943: After a successful American air raid on the Japanese-occupied Wake Island in the North Pacific Ocean, 98 American civilian contractors being held as POWs are taken by Japanese forces to the northern end of the island, blindfolded, and machine-gunned. One prisoner escaped, carving the message "98 US PW 5-10-43" on a large coral rock near where the victims had been hastily buried in a mass grave. This unidentified American was soon recaptured and beheaded. The remains of the…

TODAY IN HISTORY: April 6, 1896 - First modern Olympic Games opens in Athens, Greece, after a 1500 year ban.