All Time Favorite Post- Among the strangest things I’ve seen…

Can you imagine fish feeding from a bottle?

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So, Are You A Dog Person?

If you are, then take a minute to appreciate your dog ATT390579

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From the day you are born, dogs are there for you.

From the day you are born, dogs are there for you.

They’ll lend you a hand when you need it.

They'll lend you a hand when you need it.

They are your buddies through the fun times…

They are your buddies through the fun times...

And will stay with you through the rough times.

And will stay with you through the rough times.

They will save you from snakes.

They will save you from snakes.

And help you out of a ditch.

And help you out of a ditch.

They’ll pull you to safety.

They'll pull you to to safety.

And they’ll be your eyes when you can’t see.

And they'll be your eyes when you can't see.

Dorado led his blind owner to safety from the 71st story of the North Tower on 9/11.

Now these guys are learning to help do the same thing!

They’ll make you feel better.

They'll make you feel better.

And they’ll be really happy to see you if you’ve been gone a while.

Let's Take A Minute To Appreciate Our Dogs

Let's Take A Minute To Appreciate Our Dogs

Let's Take A Minute To Appreciate Our Dogs

And after everything, they’ll be loyal to you.

And after everything, they'll be loyal to you.

Lady the dog and her owner 81-year-old Nicholas went missing one day and a week later they were found. Nicholas had died of heart failure, but Lady had stayed by his side until they were found.

Navy seal Jon Tumilson died in Afghanastan. At the memorial service for him his Labrador retriever, Hawkeye, layed next to him the entire time.

This dog was the sole surviving member of a Japanese family. The dog still does not leave the gravesite of his owner, neighbors bring him food and water.

Every day at six o’clock this dog goes by himself to the grave of his owner and stays there all night. He’s been doing it since his death, 6 years ago.

Hatchi: A Dog’s Tale

So go home and kiss your dog

So go home and kiss your dog

Or give it a hug.

Or give it a hug.

Cause this little guy is your best friend for life.

Cause this little guy is your best friend for life.

Oh, and did I mention puppies?

Oh, and did I mention puppies?

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And Meet Our Baby Happy

Just Having Fun

4 dogs

Merci!

I love you guys!

#17 All Time Favorite Post- A Great Story With No Words

This is the kind of  stuff that helps renew ones faith in the  human  race.

#4 All Time Favorite Post- Two Stories – Both are true and worth reading!

Revisited… 

I’m sure, you’ve all heard about these 2 stories but let me re-tell you these stories again for arts & entertainment’ sake 🙂

 STORY NUMBER  ONE

Al Capone, Alphonse “Scarface” Capone (1899-1947) controlled organized crime in Chicago during the late 1920s. From gambling rackets to bootlegging, it is estimated that Capone’s enterprises netted him close to $100,000,000 during his career

Capone had a lawyer nicknamed “Easy Eddie.” He was Capone’s lawyer for a good reason.  Eddie was very good!  In fact, Eddie’s skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time.

To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well.  Not only was the money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well.  For instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all of the conveniences of  the day.  The estate was so large that it filled an entire Chicago City block.

Eddie lived the high life of the Chicago mob and gave little consideration to the atrocity that went on around him.

Eddie did have one soft spot, however. He had a son that he loved dearly.  Eddie saw to it that his young son had clothes, cars, and a good education. Nothing was withheld.   Price was no object.

And, despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie even tried to teach him right from wrong.  Eddie wanted his son to be a better man than he was.

Yet, with all his wealth and influence, there were two things he couldn’t give his son; he couldn’t pass on a good name or a good example.

Edward Joseph O’Hare (he used “Edward” later in life), aka “Easy Eddie” (September 5, 1893 – November 8, 1939), was a lawyer in St. Louis

One day, Easy Eddie reached a difficult decision. Easy Eddie wanted to rectify wrongs he had done.

He decided he would go to the authorities and tell the truth about Al “Scarface” Capone, clean up his tarnished name, and offer his son some semblance of integrity.  To do this, he would have to testify against The Mob, and he knew that the cost would be great.  So, he testified.

Within the year, Easy Eddie’s life ended in a blaze of gunfire on a lonely Chicago Street .. But in his eyes, he had given his son the greatest gift he had to offer, at the greatest price he could ever pay.  Police removed from his pockets a rosary, a crucifix, a religious medallion, and a poem clipped from a magazine.

The poem read:

“The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour.  Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time.  For the clock may soon be still.”

    STORY NUMBER   TWO

Edward “Butch” O’Hare is one of the most famous US fighter pilots in history, made so not just because of his skill and bravery but because of his own family life. Edward O’Hare was born in St Louis on 13th March 1914.

World War II produced many heroes. One such man was Lieutenant Commander Butch O’Hare.

He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier Lexington in the South Pacific.

One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission.  After he was airborne, he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had forgotten to top off his fuel tank.

He would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get back to his  ship.

His flight leader told him to return to the carrier.  Reluctantly, he dropped out of formation and headed back to the fleet.

As he was returning to the mother ship, he saw something that turned his blood cold; a squadron of Japanese aircraft was speeding its way toward the American fleet.

The American fighters were gone on a sortie, and the fleet was all but defenseless.  He couldn’t reach his squadron and bring them back in time to save the fleet.  Nor could he warn the fleet of the approaching danger.  There was only one thing to do.  He must somehow divert them from the  fleet.

Laying aside all thoughts of personal safety, he dove into the formation of Japanese planes.   Wing-mounted 50 caliber’s blazed as he charged in, attacking one surprised enemy plane and then another.  Butch wove in and out of the now broken formation and fired at as many planes as possible until all his ammunition was finally spent.

Undaunted, he continued the assault.   He dove at the planes, trying to clip a wing or tail in hopes of damaging as many enemy planes as possible, rendering them unfit to fly.

Finally, the exasperated Japanese squadron took off in another direction.

Deeply relieved, Butch O’Hare and his tattered fighter limped back to the carrier.

Wildcat Aces of World War 2

Upon arrival, he reported in and related the event surrounding his return.   The film from the gun-camera mounted on his plane told the tale.  It showed the extent of Butch’s daring attempt to protect his fleet.  He had, in fact, destroyed five enemy aircraft
This took place on February 20, 1942 , and for that action Butch became the Navy’s first Ace of W.W.II, and the first Naval Aviator to win the Medal of Honor.

A year later Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29.  His home town would not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade, and today, O’Hare Airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of this great man.

My Favorite Airport

So, the next time you find yourself at O’Hare International, give some thought to visiting Butch’s memorial displaying his statue and his Medal of Honor.  It’s located between Terminals 1 and 2.

SO WHAT DO THESE TWO STORIES HAVE TO DO WITH EACH OTHER?

Butch O’Hare was “Easy Eddie’s” son.

(Pretty cool, eh!)

#10 All Time Favorite Post- Art Game Week 3 “Men” and Famous Blonde Quotes

Revisited… 

Art Game

Player #2 Raffleberry

Famous Blonde QuotesThis is a featured page

Dumb blondes have been around since the dawn of time and they’ve been famous locks just as long. These famous blonde bombshells have helped maintain the “nothing going on upstairs” stereotypes that we love to laugh about. They may give a bad name to the rest of the blondes in the world, but we love ’em anyway.

Paris Hilton

  • “(Kabbalah) helps you confront your fears. Like if a girl borrowed my clothes and never gave them back, and I saw her wearing them months later, I would confront her.”
  • “Wal-mart… do they like make walls there?”
  • “Nicky and I are different in this crucial way: she’s better at shopping than I am.”
  • “If I could read a book, I’d defintely read one of yours.”
  • “I don’t really think, I just walk.”
  • “What’s a soup kitchen?”
  • “I don’t think there’s ever been anyone like me that’s lasted. And I’m going to keep lasting.”

Jessica Simpson

  • “I have amazing boobs. They’re just perfect.”
  • “How did you guys run so slowly in that opening Baywatch scene… you know, where you’re running down the beach?” (upon meeting Pamela Anderson)
  • “Is this chicken or is this fish? I know it’s tuna but it says chicken by the sea.”
  • “Isn’t it weird that I’m getting all emotionable?”
  • “I’m not Anorexic. I’m from Texas. Are there people from texas that are anorexic? I’ve never heard of one. And that includes me.”

Hilary Duff

  • “I can’t go more than 72 hours without shopping, but I don’t think I’m excessive.”
  • “I ate a bug once. It was flying around me. I was trying to get it away. It went right in my mouth. It was so gross!”
  • “You can be edgy without showing off your boobs.”

Madonna

  • “If I was a girl again, I would like to be like my fans, I would like to be like Madonna.”
  • “Strong women leave big hickies”
  • “It’s very painful (seeing pictures of Spears). When you think about the way people treat each other in Africa, about witchcraft and people inflicting cruelty and pain on each other, then come back here and, you know, people taking pictures of people when they’re in their homes, being taken to hospitals, or suffering, and selling them, getting energy from them, that’s a terrible infliction of cruelty.So who’s worse off? You know what I mean?

Britney Spears

  • “I get to go to lots of overseas places, like Canada.”
  • “Sundance is weird. The movies are weird. You actually have to think about them when you watch them.”
  • “I’ve never really wanted to go to Japan. Simply because I don’t like eating fish. And I know that’s very popular out there in Africa.”

Dolly Parton

  • “I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb… and I also know that I’m not blonde.”
  • “I was the first woman to burn my bra, it took the fire department four days to put it out.”
  • “I have got little feet because nothing grows in the shade.”
  • “It’s a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I’d be a drag queen.”

Pamela Anderson

  • “It’s great being blonde – with such low expectations it’s easy to impress.”
  • “I don’t think about anything too much . . . If I think too much, it kind of freaks me out!”
  • “I wanted to retire from all that, but I guess my breasts still have a career, and I’m just tagging along with them.”
  • “I named my sons Brandon and Dylan after the Beverly Hills 90210 characters.”
  • “I have to meet someone who loves children and who loves ex-husbands and implants.”

Anna Nicole Smith

  • “Doesn’t that hurt?” (on suicide bombers)
  • “I don’t drink as much as I use to could.”
  • “I have been alone since my husband died. I stay in my home. I don’t date. It’s hard to date when you’re at home. Nobody knows you.”

Christina Aguilera

  • “I’m an ocean because I’m really deep. If you search deep you can find rare exotic treasures.”
  • “So, where’s the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?”
  • “I’m not just another bimbo.”
  • “I’m not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God.”
  • “Call me a slag. If it means being a strong woman, I’ll gladly be that.”

Jenny McCarthy

  • “Only when I’m golfing. Other than that, they’re the greatest fun-bags of all time.” (when asked if her breasts are a burden)
  • “I’m so scared girls look at my breast implants and think, ‘To get boys, you need big boobs.’ I tell them, ‘Don’t get it done. Those fears go away. You develop other insecurities, but breasts aren’t one of them.’ I want to get them half-size.”

Scarlett Johansson

  • “I definitely believe in plastic surgery. I don’t want to be an old hag. There’s no fun in that.”
  • “I hope they make a video game of me. At least I wouldn’t have any cellulite then.”
  • “I’m very comfortable with my sexuality, my body, my face – well, sometimes I’m not comfortable with my face, but it’s stuck there and there’s nothing I can do about it.”

Tara Reid

  • “If I work on a movie for two months, I should be able to dance on as many tables as I want to.”
  • “I make Jessica Simpson look like a rock scientist.”
  • “I hate being tickled. Sure, it makes me laugh, but when I get tickled, I get pissed off. I’m like a monkey when I get tickled – woo-hoo!”
  • “Lindsay Lohan reminds me of a younger version of me. But you can’t take away that she’s a good actress. So she’s going through a point in her life. I grew up. Leave her alone. If Lindsay can get a chance, then I deserve a chance too.”

Brooke Shields

  • “Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life”
  • “If my jeans could talk, would I be embarrassed?”
  • “I think I’m going to have to live vicariously through my daughter’s rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.”

Daryl Hannah

  • “I can’t even write a postcard.”
  • “And I know that the younger generation is doing things that are so ingenious. And for them it’s not a matter of a political belief or an environmental stance. It’s really just common sense.”
  • “Being a humanitarian, supporting animal rights activists, human rights activists, it’s all the same.”

Alicia Silverstone

  • “I think that the film ‘Clueless’ was very deep. I think it was deep in the way that it was very light. I think lightness has to come fro ma very deep place if it’s true lightness”
  • “I’m reachable for people, I’m not out of their league. I’m just a normal girl.”

Cameron Diaz

  • “I’ve been noticing gravity since I was very young.”
  • “I’m not ashamed of being a bubbly, funny person. I think that’s as valid as being the dark, brooding, tortured Oscar-nominated one.”

Marilyn Monroe

  • “It’s not true I had nothing on. I had the radio on.”
  • “I’ve been on a calendar, but never on time.”
  • “If you can make a girl laugh – you can make her do anything”
  • “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot”
  • “The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn’t any.”
adollyciousirony
  • “Greed Is An Ugly Default”
  • “Sharing Is Caring”
  • “When I laugh so hard, I cried.”
  • “Would my fellow bloggers would still love me even if I were a blonde girl?” 🙂
  • But pink hair is gorgeous, delicious and Toothsome 🙂

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Among the strangest things I’ve seen…

Can you imagine fish feeding from a bottle?

These photos were sent to me by a friend via forwarded e-mail.  I thought it would be nice to share them with you 🙂

A Great Story With No Words

This is the kind of  stuff that helps renew ones faith in the  human  race.

Man Accepted In Lion Pride… Unbelievable! contrib by Ronald Lewis

The bonding between man and lion is simply

incredible.

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Art Game Week 3 “Men” and Famous Blonde Quotes

Art Game

Player #2 Raffleberry

Famous Blonde QuotesThis is a featured page

Dumb blondes have been around since the dawn of time and they’ve been famous locks just as long. These famous blonde bombshells have helped maintain the “nothing going on upstairs” stereotypes that we love to laugh about. They may give a bad name to the rest of the blondes in the world, but we love ’em anyway.

Paris Hilton

  • “(Kabbalah) helps you confront your fears. Like if a girl borrowed my clothes and never gave them back, and I saw her wearing them months later, I would confront her.”
  • “Wal-mart… do they like make walls there?”
  • “Nicky and I are different in this crucial way: she’s better at shopping than I am.”
  • “If I could read a book, I’d defintely read one of yours.”
  • “I don’t really think, I just walk.”
  • “What’s a soup kitchen?”
  • “I don’t think there’s ever been anyone like me that’s lasted. And I’m going to keep lasting.”

Jessica Simpson

  • “I have amazing boobs. They’re just perfect.”
  • “How did you guys run so slowly in that opening Baywatch scene… you know, where you’re running down the beach?” (upon meeting Pamela Anderson)
  • “Is this chicken or is this fish? I know it’s tuna but it says chicken by the sea.”
  • “Isn’t it weird that I’m getting all emotionable?”
  • “I’m not Anorexic. I’m from Texas. Are there people from texas that are anorexic? I’ve never heard of one. And that includes me.”

Hilary Duff

  • “I can’t go more than 72 hours without shopping, but I don’t think I’m excessive.”
  • “I ate a bug once. It was flying around me. I was trying to get it away. It went right in my mouth. It was so gross!”
  • “You can be edgy without showing off your boobs.”

Madonna

  • “If I was a girl again, I would like to be like my fans, I would like to be like Madonna.”
  • “Strong women leave big hickies”
  • “It’s very painful (seeing pictures of Spears). When you think about the way people treat each other in Africa, about witchcraft and people inflicting cruelty and pain on each other, then come back here and, you know, people taking pictures of people when they’re in their homes, being taken to hospitals, or suffering, and selling them, getting energy from them, that’s a terrible infliction of cruelty.So who’s worse off? You know what I mean?

Britney Spears

  • “I get to go to lots of overseas places, like Canada.”
  • “Sundance is weird. The movies are weird. You actually have to think about them when you watch them.”
  • “I’ve never really wanted to go to Japan. Simply because I don’t like eating fish. And I know that’s very popular out there in Africa.”

Dolly Parton

  • “I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb… and I also know that I’m not blonde.”
  • “I was the first woman to burn my bra, it took the fire department four days to put it out.”
  • “I have got little feet because nothing grows in the shade.”
  • “It’s a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I’d be a drag queen.”

Pamela Anderson

  • “It’s great being blonde – with such low expectations it’s easy to impress.”
  • “I don’t think about anything too much . . . If I think too much, it kind of freaks me out!”
  • “I wanted to retire from all that, but I guess my breasts still have a career, and I’m just tagging along with them.”
  • “I named my sons Brandon and Dylan after the Beverly Hills 90210 characters.”
  • “I have to meet someone who loves children and who loves ex-husbands and implants.”

Anna Nicole Smith

  • “Doesn’t that hurt?” (on suicide bombers)
  • “I don’t drink as much as I use to could.”
  • “I have been alone since my husband died. I stay in my home. I don’t date. It’s hard to date when you’re at home. Nobody knows you.”

Christina Aguilera

  • “I’m an ocean because I’m really deep. If you search deep you can find rare exotic treasures.”
  • “So, where’s the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?”
  • “I’m not just another bimbo.”
  • “I’m not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God.”
  • “Call me a slag. If it means being a strong woman, I’ll gladly be that.”

Jenny McCarthy

  • “Only when I’m golfing. Other than that, they’re the greatest fun-bags of all time.” (when asked if her breasts are a burden)
  • “I’m so scared girls look at my breast implants and think, ‘To get boys, you need big boobs.’ I tell them, ‘Don’t get it done. Those fears go away. You develop other insecurities, but breasts aren’t one of them.’ I want to get them half-size.”

Scarlett Johansson

  • “I definitely believe in plastic surgery. I don’t want to be an old hag. There’s no fun in that.”
  • “I hope they make a video game of me. At least I wouldn’t have any cellulite then.”
  • “I’m very comfortable with my sexuality, my body, my face – well, sometimes I’m not comfortable with my face, but it’s stuck there and there’s nothing I can do about it.”

Tara Reid

  • “If I work on a movie for two months, I should be able to dance on as many tables as I want to.”
  • “I make Jessica Simpson look like a rock scientist.”
  • “I hate being tickled. Sure, it makes me laugh, but when I get tickled, I get pissed off. I’m like a monkey when I get tickled – woo-hoo!”
  • “Lindsay Lohan reminds me of a younger version of me. But you can’t take away that she’s a good actress. So she’s going through a point in her life. I grew up. Leave her alone. If Lindsay can get a chance, then I deserve a chance too.”

Brooke Shields

  • “Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life”
  • “If my jeans could talk, would I be embarrassed?”
  • “I think I’m going to have to live vicariously through my daughter’s rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.”

Daryl Hannah

  • “I can’t even write a postcard.”
  • “And I know that the younger generation is doing things that are so ingenious. And for them it’s not a matter of a political belief or an environmental stance. It’s really just common sense.”
  • “Being a humanitarian, supporting animal rights activists, human rights activists, it’s all the same.”

Alicia Silverstone

  • “I think that the film ‘Clueless’ was very deep. I think it was deep in the way that it was very light. I think lightness has to come fro ma very deep place if it’s true lightness”
  • “I’m reachable for people, I’m not out of their league. I’m just a normal girl.”

Cameron Diaz

  • “I’ve been noticing gravity since I was very young.”
  • “I’m not ashamed of being a bubbly, funny person. I think that’s as valid as being the dark, brooding, tortured Oscar-nominated one.”

Marilyn Monroe

  • “It’s not true I had nothing on. I had the radio on.”
  • “I’ve been on a calendar, but never on time.”
  • “If you can make a girl laugh – you can make her do anything”
  • “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot”
  • “The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn’t any.”
adollyciousirony
  • “Greed Is An Ugly Default”
  • “Sharing Is Caring”
  • “When I laugh so hard, I cried.”
  • “Would my fellow bloggers would still love me even if I were a blonde girl?” 🙂
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Creative Invention From Turkey

English: Ölüdeniz, Fethiye, Türkiye

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This multiuse invention is amazing in its versatility.

ClickA Strange

Invention from

Turkey

Two Stories – Both are true and worth reading!

Myspace Christmas Graphics Quotes

I’m sure, you’ve all heard about these 2 stories but let me re-tell you these stories again for arts & entertainment’ sake 🙂

 STORY NUMBER  ONE

Al Capone, Alphonse "Scarface" Capone (1899-1947) controlled organized crime in Chicago during the late 1920s. From gambling rackets to bootlegging, it is estimated that Capone's enterprises netted him close to $100,000,000 during his career

Capone had a lawyer nicknamed “Easy Eddie.” He was Capone’s lawyer for a good reason.  Eddie was very good!  In fact, Eddie’s skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time.

To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well.  Not only was the money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well.  For instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all of the conveniences of  the day.  The estate was so large that it filled an entire Chicago City block.

Eddie lived the high life of the Chicago mob and gave little consideration to the atrocity that went on around him.

Eddie did have one soft spot, however. He had a son that he loved dearly.  Eddie saw to it that his young son had clothes, cars, and a good education. Nothing was withheld.   Price was no object.

And, despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie even tried to teach him right from wrong.  Eddie wanted his son to be a better man than he was.

Yet, with all his wealth and influence, there were two things he couldn’t give his son; he couldn’t pass on a good name or a good example.

Edward Joseph O'Hare (he used "Edward" later in life), aka "Easy Eddie" (September 5, 1893 – November 8, 1939), was a lawyer in St. Louis

One day, Easy Eddie reached a difficult decision. Easy Eddie wanted to rectify wrongs he had done.

He decided he would go to the authorities and tell the truth about Al “Scarface” Capone, clean up his tarnished name, and offer his son some semblance of integrity.  To do this, he would have to testify against The Mob, and he knew that the cost would be great.  So, he testified.

Within the year, Easy Eddie’s life ended in a blaze of gunfire on a lonely Chicago Street .. But in his eyes, he had given his son the greatest gift he had to offer, at the greatest price he could ever pay.  Police removed from his pockets a rosary, a crucifix, a religious medallion, and a poem clipped from a magazine.

The poem read:

“The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour.  Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time.  For the clock may soon be still.”

    STORY NUMBER   TWO

Edward “Butch” O’Hare is one of the most famous US fighter pilots in history, made so not just because of his skill and bravery but because of his own family life. Edward O’Hare was born in St Louis on 13th March 1914.

World War II produced many heroes. One such man was Lieutenant Commander Butch O’Hare.

He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier Lexington in the South Pacific.

One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission.  After he was airborne, he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had forgotten to top off his fuel tank.

He would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get back to his  ship.

His flight leader told him to return to the carrier.  Reluctantly, he dropped out of formation and headed back to the fleet.

As he was returning to the mother ship, he saw something that turned his blood cold; a squadron of Japanese aircraft was speeding its way toward the American fleet.

The American fighters were gone on a sortie, and the fleet was all but defenseless.  He couldn’t reach his squadron and bring them back in time to save the fleet.  Nor could he warn the fleet of the approaching danger.  There was only one thing to do.  He must somehow divert them from the  fleet.

Laying aside all thoughts of personal safety, he dove into the formation of Japanese planes.   Wing-mounted 50 caliber’s blazed as he charged in, attacking one surprised enemy plane and then another.  Butch wove in and out of the now broken formation and fired at as many planes as possible until all his ammunition was finally spent.

Undaunted, he continued the assault.   He dove at the planes, trying to clip a wing or tail in hopes of damaging as many enemy planes as possible, rendering them unfit to fly.

Finally, the exasperated Japanese squadron took off in another direction.

Deeply relieved, Butch O’Hare and his tattered fighter limped back to the carrier.

Wildcat Aces of World War 2

Upon arrival, he reported in and related the event surrounding his return.   The film from the gun-camera mounted on his plane told the tale.  It showed the extent of Butch’s daring attempt to protect his fleet.  He had, in fact, destroyed five enemy aircraft
This took place on February 20, 1942 , and for that action Butch became the Navy’s first Ace of W.W.II, and the first Naval Aviator to win the Medal of Honor.

A year later Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29.  His home town would not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade, and today, O’Hare Airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of this great man.

My Favorite Airport

So, the next time you find yourself at O’Hare International, give some thought to visiting Butch’s memorial displaying his statue and his Medal of Honor.  It’s located between Terminals 1 and 2.

SO WHAT DO THESE TWO STORIES HAVE TO DO WITH EACH OTHER?

Butch O’Hare was “Easy Eddie’s” son.

(Pretty cool, eh!)

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