Monday, January 24, 2022

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Chasa Boudin and San Francisco's Crime Wave

If you haven't seen the brazen crime wave video from November 22, 2021, of the extraordinary "smash and grab" heist at a high-end mall in San Francisco, you need to watch

It's sickening. 

When over 100 people coordinate with one another to rob a mall store in broad daylight, Americans who love their country must ask the question "How?" or "Why?" 

The answer is the same.

A Marxist named Chasa Boudin is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer for San Franciso. Wikipedia does a great job cataloging the radicalism of San Francisco's District Attorney Chasa Boudin. 

Boudin was born in New York City to Jewish parents. His parents, Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, were Weather Underground members. When Boudin was 14 months old, both were arrested and convicted of murder for their role as getaway car drivers in the Brink's robbery of 1981 in Rockland County, New York. His mother was sentenced to 20 years to life and his father to 75 years to life for the felony murders of two police officers and a security guard.

After his parents were incarcerated, Boudin was raised in Chicago by adoptive parents Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who, like his parents, had been members of the Weather Underground. Boudin reports that he did not learn to read until age 9. Kathy Boudin was released under parole supervision in 2003.

Boudin descends from a long left-wing lineage. His great-grand-uncle, Louis B. Boudin, was a Marxist theoretician and author of a two-volume history of the Supreme Court's influence on American government, and his grandfather Leonard Boudin was an attorney who represented controversial clients such as Fidel Castro and Paul Robeson. His uncle Michael Boudin is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and Michael Boudin's uncle Isidor Feinstein Stone was an independent journalist.

Boudin entered St Antony's College, Oxford, on a Rhodes Scholarship in 2003. At Oxford, he earned two master's degrees, one in forced migration and the other in public policy in Latin America. He earned his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 2011 and began work for the San Francisco Public Defender's Office as a post-doctoral fellow in 2012.

Before law school, Boudin traveled to Venezuela and served as a translator in the Venezuelan Presidential Palace during the administration of Hugo Chavez.

After law school, from 2011 to 2012, Boudin served as a law clerk to M. Margaret McKeown on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He was a 2012–2013 Liman Fellow at the San Francisco Public Defender's Office, and in 2013 and 2014, he served as a clerk to Charles Breyer on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. In 2015, Boudin began working full-time at the San Francisco Public Defender's Office as a deputy public defender. While there, he argued on behalf of the office's clients that California's bail system is unconstitutional, leading to the published case In re Kenneth Humphrey, in which the state's First District Court of Appeals held that judges must give consideration to a defendant's ability to pay before setting bail.

Boudin also serves on the board of the Civil Rights Corps, a national non-profit organization, and is on the board of Restore Justice, a non-profit based in California.

Boudin translated Understanding the Bolivarian Revolution: by Hugo Ch├ívez  He works with Marta Harnecker, translating into English, Letters from Young Activists: Today's Young Rebels Speak Out, Boudin co-wrote The Venezuelan Revolution: 100 Questions – 100 Answers. His latest book, Gringo: A Coming of Age in Latin America, was released in April 2009 by Charles Scribner's Sons.

The District Attorney in San Francisco is a communist. The American voters put him in office. It is time for Americans to stand up to tyranny, Critical Race Theory, and any political theory contrary to American values.

The communists are taking over the United States of America. 

It's time real Americans said, "Enough!"

Thursday, November 11, 2021

The Potential Discovery of Lt. Col. Leon "Bob" Vance's Crashed Army Air Corp Air Ambulance

Lt. Col. Bob Vance, Army Air Corp

On July 26, 1944, a C54 Air Ambulance, tail #107470, disappeared enroute to the United States from England. Twenty-six people on board perished.  

Eighteen of the missing were wounded veterans, flying home on stretchers.  They were soldiers who had served the United States in the European War Theater. Flying with these injured veterans were a flight nurse, an Army Medic, and an Army Air Corp flight crew of six.

Somewhere between Iceland and Greenland, the C54 Air Ambulance crashed. Though search teams sought to recover the plane and bodies, the wreckage was never found, nor were the twenty-six bodies recovered. 

As we celebrate Veteran's Day, November 11, 2021, I can't think of a better way to honor our veterans than to tell the recent story (2021) of the potential discovery of that C54 Air Ambulance and the remains of its occupants. 

One of the 26 onboard that Air Ambulance was Lt. Col. Leon Robert "Bob" Vance from Enid, Oklahoma. Vance Air Force Base in Enid is named in his honor. The United States government would posthumously award Lt. Col. Vance the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Normandy Invasion, actions that led to the wounds which had placed him on that Air Ambulance to fly home to Enid, Oklahoma, after seven weeks in a veteran's hospital in London. 

The heroic story of how Lt. Col. Bob Vance earned the Medal of Honor is compelling. It is told via a holographic display in the exit lobby of the beautiful  Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, France. I have been there many times and will summarize:

"On June 5, 1944, Army Air Corp commander Lt. Col. Vance commanded a bombardment group on a mission from southern England to Normandy, France, to soften the German beach defenses in preparation for the June 6, 1944, Normandy Invasion, codenamed Operation Overlord. 

Lt. Col. Bob Vance flew as co-pilot in the lead bomber, leaving England early on the morning of June 5, 1944, twenty-four hours before the infamous beach invasions of Normandy. Vance's B-24 bomber in which he flew was called the Missouri Sue. His mission was dangerous. The Germans expected an imminent invasion of France, but weren't sure where on the coastline, so German anti-flak, machine bunkers, and artillery were placed all along the Normandy coastline. 

Reaching his German beach-front target, Lt. Col. Vance ordered the bomb bay doors open and all the Missour Sue's bombs released, a command followed by all bombers following his lead. But the bombs in Vance's plane failed to release on the first run, so Lt. Col. Vance ordered a 360-degree turn for a second pass over the target, a very risky move since German anti-flak was zeroing in on the planes. 
Somewhere in the process of the second bomb run, anti-flak repeatedly hit the Missouri Sue,  wounding several members of the crew, and killing the pilot. Lt. Col. Vance was also severely wounded, his right foot nearly severed, and the melted steel pinned what was left below his ankle to the floor. He couldn't move. From a reclining position, Commander Bob  Vance took over flying the B-24 bomber back to England.  One 500 pound bomb which had not properly release hung precariously in the bomb bay doors as the plane sputtered toward England. 

As Lt. Col Vance passed over the Dover Cliffs of England, three of the four B-24 bomber's engines shut down. The fourth had to be manually shut down to prevent a stall. The damaged plane had showered gasoline all the way across the channel toward England. Vance, ordered his men to parachute to safety, and then he turned the plane back toward the channel during its forced descent  from 10,000 feet, not wanting the plane to crash on the English landscape with a bomb underneath, potentially injuring civilians.

Vance piloted the gliding plane back into the English channel where it crashed into the water. The force of the crash propelled Bob Vance from the plane and knocked him unconscious, his right foot now completely severed. Somehow Lt. Col. Vance managed to float to the surface where he was eventually rescued. The surviving ten men credited the actions of Bob Vance for their safe return to England."

Vance recuperated in London from his injuries for the next seven weeks. Unfortunately, Bob's career as a pilot was over. His right foot was gone. He wrote letters home describing to his wife and family the injuries he sustained, urging them not to worry, and that as soon as he was able, he would be on a medical flight home to Enid. His letters were initially filled with excitement and enthusiasm for Operation Overlord, and he expressed pride for what his bombing crew had done in preparation for the landing. 

His spirits lowered, however, when he left the hospital for the first time, hobbling on his crutches in the streets of London, and was met by a small boy who looked him over, saw his missing foot, and said, "Don't worry Yank, you won't miss it!" The emotional impact of realizing he would never fly again was enormous, and his depression increased when word came that his father, a longtime Enid High School football coach had been killed at the Enid Army Air Corp Traning Base where he served as a flight instructor. He died during a training accident.

The only thing that kept Bob Vance going during his recovery in London was the knowledge that he would soon see his wife, Georgette, and their two-year-old child, Sharon. Just before he left England, Vance discovered he'd been nominated for the Medal of Honor.

On Wednesday, July 26, 1944, Lt. Col. Bob Vance joined seventeen other wounded soldiers and boarded the Army Air Ambulance for their trip home to America. Georgette and Sharon anxiously anticipated their loved one's arrival. Sharon didn't understand much, but she could say, "Daddy's coming home!"

On Friday, July 28, 1944, Georgette Vance received a knock on her front door. An Army Air Corp officer and an Army chaplain from the nearby Enid Army Air Corp Training Base stood on her porch holding a telegram. They informed Georgette that her husband Bob was missing in action. Georgette collapsed in grief. Her two-year-old daughter Sharon tugged at her mother's dress, wanting to be held. 

Later that fall (1944), the United States government informed Georgette that her husband had been bestowed the Medal of Honor. She requested that the official ceremony be delayed until her daughter, Sharon, was old enough to comprehend what her father had done. Two years later, on October 11, 1946, Sharon Vance, Bob's soon-to-be four-year-old daughter officially received the Medal of Honor on behalf of the Vance family at an official military ceremony in Enid, Oklahoma. 

The Discovery


The location of the crash site, eastern ravine-filled and snow covered coast of Greenland

On November 1, 2021, at 10:25 am, I received an email from a man named Alan Hiett.
"Greetings, Wade. I have a ministry finding missing aircraft and bringing closure to families that hurt for years in wanting to know where their loved ones are. I recently found a debris field on the coast of Greenland that has the tail numbers of the missing C-54 that Colonel Leon Robert Vance was on with 25 other souls. I have images and coordinates. They have been presented to the Department of Defense (DPAA) for verification. I would be happy to share them with you and give you an update on the families I have been in contact with. My phone number is (202) ___ ___ . Thanks, Alan Hiatt."
As you might imagine, I was stunned. I immediately called Alan and since then have been in communication via email, text, and additional phone conversations. He has given me permission to post these photos from an isolated, unpopulated, mostly snow and ice-covered ravine-covered coastline of Greenland. He has a Senator from Maine involved with the DOD in an attempt to first verify, and then obtain the wreckage. 

The following is Alan's story in his own words. Some of the photos he sent me from the debris field on the coast of Greenland will be interspersed throughout his written narrative.
"My father was a United States Army Captain stationed in Neu-Ulm Germany. My mother, sister, and I joined him there in 1954. 

In August of 1956, my mother’s father was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and her family suggested that she should return back to the United States. My mother, sister and I flew from Frankfurt Germany on a DC-4 military charter flight, similar to the military C-54 Air Ambulance that went missing on July 26, 1944. We flew from Frankfurt Germany to Meeks Field, Iceland, where the aircraft was refueled, just like Vance's plane. 

I remember the refueling stop well. It was approximately one o’clock in the morning and cold as we deplaned and waited for the refueling. After we departed Meeks Field we took off toward New York City. As the sun was coming up,   could see land on the starboard side of the aircraft. It was the southern tip of Greenland. We were following the same path that the the C-54 Army Air Ambulance followed a dozen years earlier.
The White Star on the fuselage of #107407

Flash forward to October 2020.  I am flying on Google Earth up the southern tip of Greenland and all I saw was white from the snow.  Why was I going back up this coastline of Greenland? I was looking for a missing Air Ambulance that disappeared July 26, 1944 with 26 souls on board that never had the chance to return home to their loved ones. They had served their country in the European War Theater and were wounded in the invasion of France. Eighteen stretcher cases. one flight nurse, an Army Medic, and a flight crew of six on their way home when they disappeared without a trace. 

 

The debris field of Army Air Corp Air Ambulance #107407

I have a ministry searching for missing aircraft to help families find closure in the loss of their loved ones. I first took this mission up as a hobby because of my joy in flying (my mother was a pilot) and all the war stories I heard from pilots in Japan where we lived when the Korean War broke out. My father was one of the first responders into Korea and was wounded immediately and returned to Japan for treatment of his wounds.  

Complete debris field map of Air Ambulance #107407, Greenland eastern coast

While recovering at our home in Osaka, Japan my father would invite other wounded men to our home for R&R with some f them being pilots that flew missions in Korea and fly back to Japan from their missions. I would sit at their feet ( I was six years old) in our living room and hear firsthand about their missions. That is where I found my love for flying and my deep appreciation for our men and women in uniform. Some of the army personnel that came to our home were also nurses. When I first started searching for missing aircraft I called it a hobby but, after speaking with several families about missing aircraft I found very deep grief in their souls for their missing loved ones, not knowing what happened to them or where their bodies were. That is when I change my mission to a ministry helping people find closure in their lives.

The way I found the debris field in Greenland was an act of God. Again flying over the coast of Greenland with Google Earth I saw a red spot appear on the screen that got my attention.  I focused down to the area and changed the Historical Tool to a non-snow view and started finding the debris of an aircraft. 
Possible life raft
The first identifying debris was the 5-point white star, the word ARMY, the numbers 470, the number 70 on a wing section and it went on from there. 
Numbers 470

I have since communicated with several families that had loved ones on the aircraft and I am blessed with knowing them. 

Now it is up to the powers of our Defense Department to respond to what I see and feel is God’s will to verify and if possible to RETURN AND RESTORE these precious souls to their families."
I will be in contact with Vance Air Force Base, U.S. Senator James Lankford, and the Department of Defense. I do not know what will be required for a mission to the east coast of Greenland to investigate the wreckage site, The coast is already covered with snow and ice for the winter. The next time it can be investigated is June/July 2022. 

It would be a dream to recover the wreckage and any remains of the service members by July 26, 2024, the 80th anniversary of the crash. 

As Alan Hiatt would say, "Lord willing." 

10.11.1946 - Sharon is pinned with her father's Medal of Honor

Friday, November 05, 2021

The Metaverse Is the Next Generation's Opium War

Facebook announced a name change for its company this week. Meta is its new name. 

You probably have little idea of the significance of the name change. I believe Meta has the capability of destroying the discipline, drive, and determination in future generations of Americans. 

Have you heard of the Greatest Generation? These were American men and women who sacrificed everything during World War II to protect our land, our liberty, and the American way of life. 

Meta could be the seedbed that destroys what the Greatest Generation obtained.  

Meta is a Greek word that means "higher," or "beyond," or "behind." It is carried over into English to refer to an alternate reality to something concrete. Meta (Facebook) is wanting to help you create an alternate life (e.g. "second life") through virtual reality that takes you "beyond" the real-life that you are living on earth. 

Meta is a drug. It is a form of escape. It is a game. 

But don't tell people involved in Meta that it is a game. It will anger them. Just like when you tell a person hooked on heroin that they're addicted. "What do you know? Nothing that feels this good and is as beautiful as what I have experienced can be bad for me." 

Oh, yes it can. 

Here's how Meta works. Meta (Facebook) will soon be opening storefronts around the world to sell you next-generation virtual reality glasses called Oculus. Slap those glasses on, integrate with the digital world, and soon, you will be living a Second Life, an alternate reality.

In this virtual world that exists in your mind, you will interact with other people who enter your Second Life by asking you (audibly through Oculus) if they can join you in your virtual house, your virtual business, your virtual lakefront home, your virtual gym, your virtual vacation, etc. You live the life that you want to live but can't live in the real universe.

That's right. 

It's the metauniverse. You are in control of parallel universes that you digitally create to escape the reality of the one real universe in which you live. You become your own god. You ignore the real God. You go beyond the real truth to create your own version of the truth. You go beyond reality to escape the harsh world in which you really live - and which the one true God can help you thrive, not just survive.

But why bother with the real world?

In the digital metauniverse of Mark Zuckerberg's Meta, people can hide behind an Avatar (a character) that they create in the metauniverse. The Avatar represents them in their alternate reality. 

Here's how it works.

You upload an image of your face (or someone else's face) after digitally manipulating it to remove those characteristics you don't like. 

In the metaverse, you can create muscles where you have none in the real universe. You can create a house that you "buy" in the metaverse with cryptocurrency (meaning, you own it digitally, and if someone sees it in your alternate digital life and they want it, they can "buy" it from you with cryptocurrency). Your meta house can be much nicer than the one you rent in the real universe. You can buy clothes and wear them in the metaverse, clothes that you "buy" with crypto coins to escape the reality of having to wear the inexpensive clothes that are wearing in the real universe because you can't afford anything nicer.

I find it interesting that the two biggest cryptocurrencies in the digital metauniverse are MANA (a Hebrew word that means "What is it?") and SANDBOX (SAND). A sandbox carries the idea of making any castle you desire, and wiping it clean if it doesn't meet your fancy. 

In your meta life, all that you know about others that you meet in virtual reality is what they appear to be, and all that they know about you is what you portray and appear to be in the metaverse. 

Meta is a drug. 

Many young people who are transitioning - young people who don't like being a boy in the real universe - create themselves as a girl in the metauniverse. Thus, they find a home for themselves in this second life and live — virtually — as who they really believe themselves to be. 

The people who enter the metaverse disconnect from reality. 

Have you ever watched a show like American Idol and listened to singing auditions where the singer thought they were fantastic and on the road to becoming the next American Idol? You knew in reality that the singer was off-key, possessed no musical talent, and was simply delusional. But when people are disconnected from reality and only focused on MetaMe (who I want to be, not who I am), then that disconnect leads to failure in every area of life. It takes self-awareness in the midst of reality for discipline, drive, and determination to kick in to improve one's reality. 

In the metauniverse, the reality is what the player imagines it to be. The alternate, imaginary life becomes an addiction. When addicted, you risk missing the responsibility and real-life rewards from the personal drive, determination, and discipline required to succeed - just like drug addicts - because you have been sucked into your alternate, imaginary reality.

The metaverse is the next generation's Opium War. 

During the 1840s, the empire of England sought to trade opium from India with the Chinese people.

The Qing Dynasty of China, the government rulers of China from AD 1644-1912, sought to prevent the Chinese from opium drug addiction. China declared war on England twice to stop the opium trade. These two wars are called the Opium Wars

England won. The profits made from addicting the Chinese people to opium were enormous for England. A nation's character is often crucified on capitalism's cross. 

Meta and Mark Zuckerberg wish to make money.

They will addict your children in order to do. The next time you see your child slap on a VR headset, find out if they are entering the metaverse. You have a responsibility as a parent to know. If you are an adult emersed in the metaverse, you are an addict and don't even know it. 

The Chinese Communist Party has banned the metaverse, cryptocurrency, and by law, has limited to three hours a week the time that Chinese children can play video games. 

Why are the communists taking such drastic steps to ban Meta? 

Chinese Special Forces
Because they know when they invade Taiwan and go to war with the West to rule the world by 2049,
soldiers from the West made out of Meta will cower on the beaches in the face of disciplined, determined, and driven soldiers from China and Russia. If you dare, watch the link comparing the tactics and recruiting videos of the Chinese, Russian, and the United States' governments seeking soldiers for their respective armed forces. I bet you can guess which nation is building its future on  Meta.

China and Russia will win the next Opium War unless Americans can restore an understanding of objective truth, live in the only Universe that God created, and break the drug addiction of virtual reality.

Where's the Greatest Generation when we need them? 

It's up to us to resurrect the principles that drove the Greatest Generation to defend our lives, our liberty, and the American way of life. Buckle up.  The next decade's fight to restore Western Civilization's former character is going to be existential for our American way of life. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

#LastTrainToWuhan and My Resistance to Tyranny

Perspective is personal. When someone loses a loved one to the nasty disease called Covid-19, that someone is offended when I speak out against mandatory vaccines. "Why?" they ask. "Why do you show such a lack of compassion for those families who've lost family members? Just take the shot! That's the Christian thing to do."

Perspective. 

This post is my perspective. It serves as an explanation to my friends, family members, and acquaintances for why I write against forced mandatory vaccinations. 

Our world is descending into tyranny. Governments, led by China, including Australia, Canada, and the United States, are beginning to oppress their citizens. 

Tyranny is defined as "the cruel or oppressive rule of governments." Tyranny is evil. People of courage and conviction must stand up and speak up. 

I've acquired immunity against Covid-19 naturally. I was infected with the highly transmissible Sars Cov-2 virus in 2020.  My infection resulted in the illness called Covid-19. I recovered nicely, and my disease recovered immunity is sufficient.  Even when American government authorities mandate or coerce, I will not take a therapeutic shot for Covid-19. 

I object to taking any Covid-19 shot for both scientific and political reasons. 

First, I refuse the shot because of a potential dysfunctional response within my now robust immune system. The potential dysfunctional response is called a cytokine storm. The scientific data on how often a cytokine storm is created after receiving a Covid-19 shot is limited, but when the body's immune system enters a cytokine storm state - induced either naturally by contracting Covid-19 or artificially by vaccination - the body is at risk of severe lung inflammation, stroke, heart attack, and blood-brain membrane breaches. The scientific risk/benefit ratio of taking a Covid-19 therapeutic shot for someone who has recovered from Covid-19 is high risk and low benefit.  I know of what I speak

Second, I refuse to take the Covid-19 shot to fight against America's descent into tyranny. I refuse for my grandchildren's sake. It is best for future generations of Americans if they receive a country from their forefathers where people are free to make their own informed medical decisions and not a country where the government makes those decisions for its citizens.

For those who object and say, "But you're killing Americans!" I respond, "On the contrary, I am saving America."

Perspective.
 
In Isaiah 54, God's people had spent years of enslavement under the tyrannical and oppressive rule of the Babylonians. This chapter, a poem of hope in the Hebrew language, contains a promise from the LORD regarding the future of His people after He delivers them from their captivity (see Isaiah 54:13-14).
"Then all your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children’s prosperity. In righteousness you’ll be established;

You will be far from tyranny, for you won’t be afraid You will be far from terror, for it won’t come near you.

Watch! If anyone does attack you, it will not be from Me; whoever may attack you will fall because of you."

For two generations, America's children have not been taught of the LORD. Our culture celebrates sexual immorality instead of following God's commands of morality. We talk more about those things that entertain us than we do God's Word that should constrain us. As a result, the government has become our God, our comfort has turned from our Savior to our sins, and we take for granted individual liberty and are blind to government tyranny. 

What Really Happened in Wuhan

Australian award-winning investigative journalist Sharri Markson recently published her book What Really Happened in Wuhan. There is no question mark in the title. She proves how Sars-Cov-2 came from a Chinese Communist Party biological warfare laboratory in Wuhan, China, one of only two such laboratories in the People's Republic of China. The United States has one such laboratory at Fort Detrick, Maryland

Research conducted in the Wuhan Institute of Virology by Chinese scientists - research funded by American government grant dollars - sought information about animal coronaviruses and "gain of function." In other words, Chinese scientists sought to turn animal coronaviruses into highly transmissible human coronaviruses. Sars-Cov-2 is evidence that they succeeded. Whether the release of Sars-Cov-2 from Wuhan, China was intentional or accidental has yet to be determined by investigators. 

When Covid-19 broke out in China in November of 2019, the Chinese government began covering up the accumulating death toll in Wuhan. The tyrannical and oppressive Communist government of China (CCP) began lying to the world. "This new virus cannot be spread by human contact. We have this under control." 

The Chinese Communist government was lying. All the while crying, "Peace, peace!" the CCP sent planes worldwide, full of infected Chinese citizens from Wuhan. Furthermore, the CCP kidnapped and removed from society any Chinese person who dared to stand up and speak out about what was happening in Wuhan. 

Over 1,000 Chinese attorneys, journalists, scientists, and citizens who spoke out against their government's lies and Chairman Xi Jinping's attempt to cover up the biological catastrophe in Wuhan have "disappeared."

The Last Train to Wuhan

In Chapter 6, entitled The Last Train to Wuhan, investigative journalist Sharri Markson describes what happened to a young attorney named Chen Quishi. On January 24, 2020, Chen caught the last (empty) train TO Wuhan (not away from Wuhan) in an attempt to reveal to the world what was really happening in that city.

The 34-year old arrived in Wuhan on the night of January 24, 2020, after the five-hour train ride. He immediately began going to the hospitals and documenting (filming) with his iPhone the Chinese dead and dying in emergency rooms and surrounding streets. At that time, the Chinese government said they had "everything under control," and nobody was dying. In reality, thousands were dying and the hospital system was on the verge of collapse. 

Attorney Chen Quish went back to his hotel to upload the video to YouTube. Over 300,000 people had FLED Wuhan by January 24.2020.  Chen Quish, by himself, went INTO Wuhan on January 24, 2020. He stared into the camera as he explained why he was doing what he was doing. 

"Why do I come here? I took the last high-speed train to Wuhan so that you could know the truth. If, unfortunately, I become infected, I will accept my fate. I'd rather die in the city than flee... it is the cover-up of the truth and the block of information that leads to outbreaks. We can and should allow the news and information to be spoken out and spread. If we spread the news and information faster than the virus, then we can win this war." 

Chen Quish's original video has been viewed more than 2 million times. 

Chen continued his work in Wuhan, giving as much information to the world as possible. He believed that China's existential quality of life is freedom from government tyrannical attempts to control the narrative. 

Unfortunately, after his first 41-minute video on January 25, 2020, the Chinese police began looking for Chen Quish. 

In his last video, an emotional Chen Quishi sits on a bed in a small hotel room, with ruffled hair and sunlight streaming in. He stares at the camera and says: 

"I'm scared. I have the virus in front of me. Behind me is China's law enforcement. If I am still alive in this city, I will continue reporting." 

Fighting back the tears, Quishi clenches his fist and points one finger at the camera. 

"I'm not scared of death. You think I'm scared of you, Chinese Communist Party?" 

One week later, Quish disappears. For over 600 days, he has been missing. The Chinese government captured him, imprisoned him, and tortured him. In late September 2021, in response to Chapter 6 of What Really Happened in Wuhan, the CCP released a report that Chen Quish was alive - but in government CCP custody.  Australia's investigative journalist Shari Markson may have saved Quish's life with her book because it forced the CCP to "save face."  Other Chinese citizens may not be as fortunate as Chen Quish.

Chinese Journalist Li Zehua 

A Chinese reporter named Li Zehua watched the YouTube videos of Chen Quish. He traveled to Wuhan, risking his own life, to find Chen Quish. 

In one of the videos that Li Zehua posted on YouTube,  he says, "I'm more scared filming in Wuhan than I was reporting from North Korea."

Zuhua sets out with his GoPro and Sony camera, traveling the deserted streets of Wuhan, China, looking for Chen Quish. He goes to the Wuhan Institute of Virology to ask some questions. That trip sealed his fate.

On February 26, 2020, while filming LIVE on YouTube, he posted an "SOS" video, capturing Chinese police chasing him. He manages to escape and shuts off the LIVE stream, only to begin filming in a dark hotel room. With lights off and cameras rolling, reporter Li Zehua describes the danger from Chinese government forces. 

Suddenly, you can hear the bang of police knocking on the hotel door. Zuhua is silent. The banging continues. Eventually, the police gain entrance to the room. Zuhua is taken. The LIVE stream stops. 

Reporter Li Zehua has been missing for nearly two years. 

Chinese Businessman Fang Bin


Like attorney Chen Quishi and reporter Li Zehua, Chinese textile businessman Fang Bin made his way to Wuhan to tell the world what was happening. 

Wearing just a mask, Fang Bin bravely enters hospitals and overcrowded wards, filming coronavirus victims in January 2020, when the Chinese and American health officials said, "There is nothing to worry about."

On February 2, 2020, Chinese police confiscated Bin's laptop and took him in for interrogation. After being released, Mr. Bin records his last LIVE video for YouTube. His video lasts just 12 seconds and it is difficult to watch. 

Mr. Bin shows a roll of paper with eight Chinese characters that translated into English: 

"Let all citizens resist! Power to the people." 

Chinese businessman Fang Bin disappeared and has not been heard from since. 

These are three of over 1,000 stories that could be told of those resisting the tyranny of the Chinese government. Resistance to tyranny comes at a heavy cost, but the collective payment from brave, courageous men and women purchases the priceless product of individual liberty for their children.

The American Government and Tyranny


I am a follower of Jesus the Anointed One. I belong to the Kingdom that will never end and cannot be shaken (Hebrews 12:18-29). I am a citizen of the United States of America, but my allegiance is to Christ first. My country comes second, after the LORD. 

I will resist the incredible overreach of the government of the United States of America with all my power. I will never accept tyranny over liberty. I owe it to Christ who sets people free and to my fellow citizens who must remain free. 

My resistance to tyranny and my willingness to speak up and speak out is inspired by people like Chen Quish, Li Zehua, and Fang Bin, not to mention the hundreds of others who have "disappeared" for opposing the Chinese Communist Party's official narrative.

The United States government is becoming more and more like the CCP. I am neither afraid of death nor the government. 

You may not understand how I think, but LORD willing, you will one day thank me for writing what I write, doing what I do, and feeling what I feel.

If you begin someday to understand, it will mean that tyranny is being defeated. 

Soli Deo Gloria.

Sunday, August 08, 2021

Dr. Zelenko Speaks to Jerusalem Rabbinical Court

Whether or not you agree with Dr. Zelenko, it's worth your time to hear this week's presentation to the Jersualem Court. As Dr. Zlenko states, "Noah was a conspiracy theorist until it started raining." For the dogmatic who state, "Dr. Zelenko is crazy! What he says is lunacy!" I say, "Maybe. It's not yet raining. We'll see." In the end, trust God. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

TRANSCRIPT OF DR. ZELENKO'S TESTIMONY


Dr. Vladimir Zelenko is a board-certified family physician for over twenty years. He has been described by his patients as a family member to thousands of families and is a medical adviser to the volunteer ambulance corps in Kiryas Joel, New York. Dr. Zelenko developed his now famous “Zelenko Protocol,” which has saved countless lives worldwide. So welcome, Dr. Zelenko. Thank you for joining us. And I would like you to comment on our subject, please.

Dr. Zelenko: Thank you so much for having me. Can you hear me?

Panel: Yes, loud, and clear. Very clear.

Dr. Zelenko: So, I'll just give you quickly my experience. My team has directly treated successfully 6,000 patients. I have trained hundreds of physicians who are now training their students. And as a cumulative group, we've treated millions of patients successfully. President Trump was my patient. Rudy Giuliani was my patient. Rev Chaim Kanievsky has been my patient. Mr. Nitzan Horowitz, your health minister of Israel, last year was my patient. I'm just telling you which people have contacted me for care and including President Bolsonaro of Brazil.

 Now, my experience has given me a very unique perspective in approaching COVID-19, which is basically keeping people out of the hospital. I would like to describe…regarding children, the only reason you would want to treat a child is if you believe in child sacrifice (can’t understand what he’s saying) like a carbon of a very good reason to give the child. Otherwise, there's no necessity.

Let me explain. Any time you evaluate any therapeutic, you need to look at it from three perspectives.

1. Is it safe?
2. Does it work?
3. And do you need it?

Just because you have a capability doesn't mean that you have to use it. There has to be a medical necessity. There has to be a need for it.

Look at the CDC, the statistics for children under the age of 18 that are healthy, the survival rate is 99.998 percent survival rate with no treatment. Just like Dr. Uden said, the influenza virus is more dangerous to children than COVID-19. And he made an estimate that per million, one hundred children would die from the vaccination. I feel the number would be significantly higher and I'll explain to you the rationale for it.

 So, if you have a demographic that has no risk of dying from an illness, why would you inject them with a poison death shot?

 Now, let's see if this thing works. The two countries in the world that have the most vaccinated  citizen are Eretz Israel (The Land of Israel) – an 85% rate of vaccination, and an island nation in the Indian Ocean, called Seychelles, also over 80% rate of vaccination. Both countries are experiencing a Delta variant outbreak.

So let me ask you a question. If you vaccinated…if you vaccinated the majority of your population, why are you still having an outbreak? That's number one. Number two, why would you even give a third shot of the same stuff that didn't work the first two times? That's whether or not it works.

 And let's talk about safety. Now, this is the real issue. There are three levels of safety or death that we need to look at.

1 Acute
2. Subacute,
3 Long term.

Acute is defined from the moment of injection until three months. The number one risk of the shot is blood clots, just like Yudin, according to the Salk Institute.

 By the way, everything I'm saying, I will defend with documentation, and please don't take my word for it. You should do your due diligence. And I can provide to you proof of everything that I'm saying.

 According to the Salk Institute, when a person can get an injection of these things, the body becomes a spike-producing factory, making trillions of spikes that migrate to the endothelium, which is the lining of your blood vessels and has basically little thorns on the inside of your vasculature. As the blood cells flow through it, they could damage and cause blood clots.

 If that happens in the heart, it's a heart attack. If it happens in the brain, it’s a stroke. So, we're seeing the number one cause of death in the short term is from blood clots. And most of it is happening within the first three or four days. 40% of blood clot cases are happening within the first three days of infection of this poison death shot.

 Now, the second (acute) problem is that it's causing myocarditis or inflammation in the hearts of young adults.

 And the third (acute) problem is the most disturbing is, according to the New England Journal of Medicine article, their preliminary data, the miscarriage rate in the first trimester. A woman gets vaccinated in the first trimester goes from 10% to 80%. I want you to understand what I just said. The miscarriage rate in the first trimester of pregnant women when they get vaccinated goes up by a factor of eight. That's preliminary data. It may change with time, but I'm just telling you what it is as of today. That's the smallest of the problem.

 The second category is the subacute death issue. The animal studies that were done with these vaccines show that all the animals responded well generating antibodies. But when they were challenged, however, with the virus that they were immunized against, a large percentage of them died. And when that was investigated, it was found that their immune system had killed them. It's called antibody-dependent enhancement or pathogenic priming or paradoxical immune enhancement. But the point is that a lot of those animals died.

 So, you can make an argument maybe human beings are different. My answer to you maybe, however, those studies (human studies) were not done. You are the study right now. The Pfizer CEO said, “Israel is the biggest laboratory in the world.” And so those long-term human studies to rule out pathogenic priming have not been done.

 Luc Montagnier, who won the Nobel Prize in medicine for the discovery of HIV, said that this is the biggest risk to humanity and the biggest risk of genocide in the history of humanity. And so, the risk of an ADE (antibody-dependent enhancement) in human beings, which happens later, has not been ruled out. So my question is, why would I vaccinate someone with a potentially destructive lethal substance without ruling that out first?

 And the third component here is the long-term consequences. There is definite evidence that it affects fertility, damages ovarian function that reduces sperm counts. Number one definitely increases the amount of auto-immune diseases. Who knows over time how that is going to reduce life span? And just last week, a paper came out showing that it increases the risk of cancer.

 So, anyway that you want to look at it:

1. Whether in an acute setting where it causes blood clots, inflammation of the heart, and miscarriages, or,
2. In the midterm subacute setting, where it can result in a pathological disastrous immune reaction, or
3. In the long term whether it causes autoimmune diseases, cancer, and infertility.

Now that's a big concern.

Actually, I will say it this way: In my opinion, the current Israeli government is guilty of doing what Josef Mengele did. They have permitted human experimentation of their own people. And I'm going to tell you, I hope, I hope this is a little different. Maybe not.

If you see trouble in the Jewish people, you should look at the rabbinic leadership. If the head is diseased, what do you expect of the body? So, I beg of this debate to put the interests of the people of Israel above politics and anything else that may alter your opinions,

 I have I received death threats, daily death threats. I have risked my life, my career, my financial life, my reputation, my family, everything just to sit here and tell you what I'm doing.

 So, I'll just summarize

 There is no need for this vaccine.

 There's actually no need for any to get it. Children are already told they have a 99.998 percent chance of getting better. Young adults from 18 to 45 have a 99.95 percent. It's getting better just according to the CDC. Same concept.

 Someone who has already had COVID that has antibodies, naturally induced immunity, has a billion times more effective immunity than artificially induced immunity through vaccine. So why? Why would I vaccinate someone with a poison death shot that makes inferior or dangerous antibodies when I already have healthy antibodies?

 And then if you look at the high-risk population (the elderly) that has a 7.5 percent death rate. So, my data, which was the first one in the world which I published in a peer-reviewed journal, which has become the basis of over two hundred other studies, and I have corroborated my observations that if you treat people in the right time frame, you reduce death rate by 85 percent.

 So out of 600,000 Americans who died, we could have prevented 510,000 from going to the hospital and dying. And by the way, I presented this information to Benjamin Netanyahu directly into his hands in April of 2010, and I informed every single member of your Ministry of Health as well.

So, my question to you is, if I can reduce the death rate from 7.5 percent to less than a half a percent, why would I use a poison death shot that doesn't work and has tremendous and horrific side effects.

 Let me do one more mind experiment with you, if everyone on the planet were to get COVID and not get treated, the death rate globally will be less than a half a percent. Now, I'm not advocating for that. That's a lot of people, that's thirty-five million people who will die. However, if we follow the advice of some of the quote-unquote, global leaders, let's say, like Bill Gates who said last year, “Seven billion people need to be vaccinated.” If that happens, the death rate will be over two billion people. So, WAKE UP! This is World War Three! This is a level of malfeasance and malevolence that we have not seen, probably in the history of humanity.

 I'm against child sacrifice. I am against idolatry. I really believe that God is testing every human being. And here's the test.

Are you going to bow down to Me? Are you going to ask for your protection from Me? Are you going to take your fears and ask Me to help, or are you going to run to the idol of the vaccine of your governments, of despots and tyrants like sociopaths who want to be deities?

There is nothing new under the sun. These people are no different than Pharoah. They think they're God. And you're going to bow down to them? If you're going about down them, listen, “Okay, let them protect you. Let's see how that's going to work out for you!”

 I’m seeing fear drive people to do things that are completely irrational, things that do not make sense. They sacrifice their own children.

 And yes, your Ministry of Health flying you your statistics are absolutely skewed.

 Do you want to see something real? Go to the website World Meter.Info. Go to the nation of Israel and you can see it. On December 20, 2020, there's a huge spike in the curve of death in Israel. You know what happened in Israel, December 20th? National Immunization started. And these are numbers being reported by the Israeli government. They’re just too stupid just to hide it.

 There is zero justification, zero justification for using this poison death trap unless you want to sacrifice human beings. I think I’m done.

 Panel: After these words from Dr. Zelenko, I don't ever think you can say, “I’m done.”. We very much appreciate your time and effort. You are very definite and very clear.

 Dr. Zelenko: Do you have any questions?

 Panel: We have many questions. But just to summarize. Two billion would pass out (die) if seven billion people received the shot according to you’ve said, correct?

 Dr. Zelenko: No, not according to what I said, according to what world experts are saying, that if you look at Dr. Malone, who invented the RNA technology as the original patents for the vaccine is saying, “Do not use this. The government is lying to you. The side effects are horrific.”  Dr. Cahill from Ireland said that she believes within two years, 90 percent of the people that got vaccinated will be dead. When Dr. Michael, I hope you can confirm I hope he's still there to ask that question. He said you wouldn't go that far. So, I don't know, maybe it's not 90 percent or what is the percentage? Maybe it's not two years. Maybe it's three years. Yeah, and look at what Dr. Montagnier said. He is the Nobel Prize winner for the discovery of HIV, and said, “This is the biggest risk of genocide in the history of men.”

 Panel: So just a bit, if you have six million that have received the vaccine in Israel? Correct? Do you have the number? No. Three million. So, three million. So if we take our percentage at 3,000,000, we should be seeing some 500000 or 800,000 die?

 Dr. Zelenko. Over time.

 Panel Member: Dr. Zelenka, you know, you mentioned studies that definitely - the studies that came out - that is definitely a cause fertility of problems, sperm count, and now recently a cancer research study that says that it the causes cancer. Where the government showed these? Why are they holding back this thing we see all the time coming out of studies? They say, “There's no problems at fertility – bluff; There’s no problems of sperm count – bluff. There’s no cancer – bluff. Everything you’ve said is being countered back not only by the governments but by most of the medical industry is telling us that all these studies the vaccination is dangerous is all baloney and promoted by anti-vax crazies.

 Dr. Zelenko: I can answer that. For every single person you just mentioned, if you sum total the number of patients they've treated for Covid, it all equals zero. And I've treated over 6,000 patients. So you have to know who you're talking about.

 Now, what I'm going to tell you is the following, yes, there's been a very coordinated effort to suppress lifesaving information, drugs like Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine, and Ivermectin, which are the safest medications in the history of medicine, have been suppressed. And you can't even get them in Israel.

 Doctors who dare to say something that is against the narrative are being de-platformed. This includes world experts like Dr. Malone, for example, who developed the mRNA vaccine. He said something against the narrative and was de-platformed from every media platform. Can you tell me why?

 And then can you tell me why there is suppression of knowledge of side effects about this poison death shot? And then tell me why there's this incredible coercion, psychological pressure, and now using force to compel people to take the shot? You should be answering that question, not me. There is a coordinated effort here. And Israel is leading the way.

 Panel: It appears that the United States is also not showing the numbers that you’re saying either?

 Dr. Zelenko: Now you started. There's data that shows as of today eleven thousand dead people and four hundred and fifty thousand adverse events (in the United States). First of all, is that not enough?  What's your threshold of death?

 Panel: No, just one (death).

 Dr. Zelenko: . OK, VAERS is already admitting to that there's a CDC whistleblower that just said it's not 11,000, but it's 45,000. That's not enough. And then there's a 2009 Harvard study that said that only one percent of actual events (vaccination injuries) are reported.  Now, I can make an argument that perhaps that a rash is reported at a much lower rate than death. So, for the benefit of the doubt, let's say, let's say 20 percent of deaths are being reported and I'm being very generous. So, if you take 45,000, according to the whistleblower, or even if you take a 11,000 to what they admit, so the number is either 50,000 or 200,000 – you choose.

 And then there are two other problems with VAERS. I have colleagues that lost patients to the vaccine. They try to file reports. The VAER system rejects their reports for no reason. And another problem, and I have evidence for this as well, that reports that were filed are now being scrubbed off the system and you can't even find them.

 By the way, this is not a conspiracy theory. It's a conspiracy; not a theory. Eighteen months ago, if I would have told you the COVID-19 is a bioweapon, you would say that I'm a conspiracy theorist. Noah in the Bible was a conspiracy theorist until it rained.

 So right now, if I tell you that this is an artificially made bioweapon, it's a conspiracy, not a theory. Everyone agrees now that this disease was artificially made.

 And I even I know exactly when it was made and I know the numbers associated with the modifications. In 1999 Dr. Ralph Barrett at the The University of North Carolina modified a bat coronavirus and on a surface protein in order that it should infect human beings. Then that research became illegal in America. It got sent by the American taxpayer dollars and by Fauci to WUHAN where that research continued and until they figured out a way to modify this virus, to make it extremely more destructive to human lungs and to cause blood clots.

 So, they took an artificial, naturally occurring virus and slowly made two changes to it over time. It took them 20 years to modify it so that it should infect humans and then when it does infect humans, that it should destroy a tissue. Now, no one's saying I'm a conspiracy theorist. People are saying that it’s a conspiracy. It's a conspiracy to commit genocide.

 Is it so hard for Jewish people to believe that there could be a group of people willing to destroy?  It's a war against God.

 There are two ways of looking at life. Either you look at a human being as made in the image of God. If you are made in the image of God, that means your life has sanctity. IF your life has sanctity, then you have human rights. And if you have human rights then it is not your or my business to decide how many people should be on the planet and who should live or die. Right?

 The other system, the Darwin eugenics system, says “Who is on top of the dominance hierarchy of life? Those that have the biggest survival benefit. That inevitably leads to three categories of 
people:

1. The ubermensch.
2. The mench
3. The untermensch

 If you apply that 80 years ago, the ubermensch were these Nazis who were the defender of the Aryan gods who felt it was in their prerogative, their right to decide who lives or dies. So the mench were the Anglo-Saxon, the Europeans could live and be slaves. And the untermenschen, the Jews, the Slavs, handicap, gypsies, political prisoners, those who had to become dust.

 Sounds like a fairy tale? Except that killed two hundred million people.

 It's the same exact thing now, except that it's not anti-Semitic right now. It's completely different. There's a group of people that feel that they've evolved into a higher level of consciousness than their new intelligence and insight allows them to determine these things. I don't think they evolved. I think they're devout pagans. There's no difference from that.

 Panelist: I understand that, but let's …  listen, the CDC itself is also, and Mr. Biden, is also running a vaccination program. I'm saying I'm against the program, but, you know, you can scream over here but the people in America, there are 200 million people in America who took the vaccine.  

 Dr. Zelenko: Let me tell you about the CDC. President Trump made an executive order that every single American should have access to Hydroxychloroquine. That order went to Health and Human Services Secretary Geithner and that eventually ended up at the CDC by Dr. Rick Bright. And then what Dr. Rick Bright did, instead of using the right to try legislation that would have made access this medication to every American and every human being around the world. The biggest complaint I got from Israel was, “Well, your CDC and your FDA are not approving it.”  Because especially the Israeli government is a puppet to whatever the Americans do.

 So, because the Americans weren't willing to do it, Israel wasn't willing to do it. And so what did they do? They created an executive use authorization that restricted and limited access to only hospitalized patients, effectively cutting it off from patients in an outpatient setting at home.

 This has been documented by Dr. Rick Bright himself in a documentary called Totally Under Control. These are not my words; those are his words.

 And furthermore, then they took away the emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine, and they used the Lancet Study that showed that hydroxychloroquine kills people. The problem with that study was that it was a fraud and they had to retract that study because it was based on data that didn't exist.

 But the FDA and the CDC used that study after it was retracted to revoke the emergency use authorization (of hydroxychloroquine). And the reason why is that if that drug has an emergency authorization, other drugs can’t!  And three weeks later Remdesivir, made by Gilead Pharmaceuticals, received an emergency use authorization, a three-billion-dollar contract. And Remdesivir showed no survival benefit. It reduced hospital stay by five days but with no survival benefit. It cost $3,200 a patient and IV. The drugs that I was using cost 20 cents a pill at home and reduced death and hospitalization by 84 percent. That means they reduce the market share and for Remdesivir disappear by 84 percent.

 So, the CDC is not an authority to me. You know, according to the NIH right now, you're not supposed to treat COVID unless you're in the hospital and your oxygen is less than 92 percent. Now, this is the advice and recommendation of a government that wants you to die. After 18 months and dozens of studies that have shown an 85 percent on the average benefit of avoiding hospitalization and death, and you have a government agency still making that recommendation.

 They have completely lost all credibility. Yes, our governments are corrupt. Yes, our governments have conspired.

 You know, if I was organizing this, I would come to a world leader. I would come to BB or or Bennett and say, “Listen, okay, here's five hundred million dollars. I will put it in an account you'll never know. Untraced, just listen to us. And if you don't, we're going to kill your family.”

 Long Pause

 Panel:  Okay.

 Dr. Zelenko: By the way, if you look at the Exodus… only one out of 10 Jews left Egypt and made it to Israel. What that means is, only 10 percent of our people are capable of making the psychological transition from slavery to redemptive thinking.

 That's what the problem is here. It's a collision of two systems that cannot coexist, a God-centered consciousness versus idolatry. There is nothing new under the sun. It's all the same thing. It’s just that the battlefield now is Covid-19.

 Panel: Okay, thank you very much, Dr. I want to thank you personally because I used your protocol myself and I was able to get the protocol.

 Dr. Zelenko: I’m glad you got better. I just hope that every other Jew could be like you.

 Panel: I know. I second that. I was like you, in the same boat word. Thank you, Doctor.

 Dr. Zelenko:

You're welcome. But it's not about me. It's about the people. Why can't every other Jew in Eretz Israel (the land of Israel) have the same treatment?

Monday, May 31, 2021

This Memorial Day and Vance Air Force Base, Enid

Someone once said, "If you can pick up a book and read it thank a teacher. If you can read the book in English thank a soldier."

Today, Memorial Day,  I would like to thank the two men to the left for helping me read in English and not German. 

My paternal grandfather Reed Burleson fought at the Battle of the Bulge and received multiple medals, including the Purple Heart

My maternal grandfather Fred Cherry also fought on the battlefields of Europe, riding in his jeep that he nicknamed "John 3:16." Thanks to my mom, Mary Burleson, for the photographs. I pause to remember my grandfathers for their service to our country.

But I would like to also honor another man, a contemporary of both my grandfathers, a native of Enid, Oklahoma, and a graduate of Enid High School.

Rachelle at the American Cemetery, Normandy

This soldier's name is Leon Robert "Bob" Vance, the man for whom Vance Air Force Base is named. 

Bob is prominently featured at the American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, France. 

Rachelle and I have been to Normandy to visit the American War Memorial on two separate occasions. We have spent time at Omaha Beach and toured the American Cemetery where over 10,000 Americans are buried on France's soil. 

Bob Vance's compelling story is told via a holographic image in the museum's lobby upon exiting the American Memorial Museum.

Most Oklahomans do not know about Bob Vance's heroic actions at Normandy, and that includes people who live in Enid, Oklahoma, Bob's hometown. 

Many know about Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma, but few know the reason why the former Enid Army Air Corp base is named after Leon Vance. This Memorial Day, I post Bob Vance's story to honor all those American soldiers who gave their lives on the battlefield.

Col. Bob Vance from Enid, Oklahoma
Leon Robert (Bob) Vance, Jr. was born in Enid, Oklahoma, on August 11, 1916. His father was the principal at Enid's Longfellow Middle School, and his mother was an Enid educator as well. Bob graduated from Enid High School in 1933.

He had been an exceptional athlete and an honors student in high school, and after graduation, Bob entered the University of Oklahoma and the ROTC program at OU. Bob attended the university for his freshman and sophomore years before transferring to the West Point Military Academy in 1935.

Bob would spend four additional years at the Academy, graduating from West Point in 1939, part of the class that Newsweek magazine in 1999 called "The Warrior Class" because that year's graduates would go on to fight in WW II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. 

Bob was training to become a pilot for the Army Air Corp (now called the Air Force). While at West Point he met a native New Yorker, Georgette Brown, and the day after his West Point graduation, Bob and Georgette were married at the Academy's chapel.

For the next five years Lieutenant Robert Vance would first be trained, and then train, Army Air Force pilots at various Air Force bases around the United States. He would sometimes wonder if the war would be over before he actually saw combat, but his expertise as a pilot trainer was both needed and rewarded. By 1944 he had become a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Air Force. 

One of Bob's best friends in the Army Air Corps,  having met him early in his pilot training at San Angelo, Texas,  was Lieutenant Horace S. Carswell. Carswell was a native Texan who had earned his wings in November 1938 and was subsequently assigned as an instructor in the Air Corp, just like Lieutenant Vance.  

The Vance and Carswell couples became fast friends. Both Vance and Carswell would eventually leave the Air Corp training program to fly combat in B-24 bombers. 

Both would arrive in different theaters of combat in April of 1944. Both would earn the Medal of Honor within six months of each other. Both would have Air Force bases named after them - Vance Air Force Base and Carswell Air Force Base.

Bob Vance's Actions at Normandy which Led to His Medal of Honor

Lieutenant Colonel Bob Vance kissed his wife and two-year-old daughter Sharon goodbye and left for England in April of 1944. For two months he trained with other men in a B-24 bomber, preparing for D-Day and the invasion of Europe.

Vance's combat mission would be to fly with a crew in a bomber named the Missouri Sue and drop bombs on the German lines located on the shores of France twenty-four hours before the invasion, softening the beach for the infantry landings that would arrive a few hours later. 

Early on June 5, 1944, the Missouri Sue took off from England for the bombing mission.

The bombs failed to release on the first run over the target, so Lieutenant Colonel Vance ordered a 360-degree turn for a second pass. Somewhere in the process of the second bomb run Missouri Sue was repeatedly hit by German flak, killing the pilot, wounding several members of the crew, and nearly severing Bob Vance's right foot, pinning him to the floor of the plane. 

The crew fought to complete the mission and then turned the plane toward home. Three of the bomber's engines eventually shut down and the fourth had to be shut down to prevent a stall. The damaged plane showered gasoline throughout the trip back across the channel to England. The bomb bay doors remained open with an armed 500-pound bomb dangling precariously. 

Vance was the command pilot of the craft, and as the plane continued its forced descent from 10,000 feet, he ordered that all the crew parachute to safety. Unwilling to have the plane crash into the English landscape, particularly with a 500-pound bomb dangling from the bomb bay, Vance, still pinned to the floor with his severed foot, piloted the gliding plane back into the English channel where it crashed into the water. 

The force of the crash propelled Bob Vance from the plane and knocked him unconscious. Somehow he managed to float to the surface where he was eventually rescued. Unfortunately, Bob's career as a pilot was over. His right foot had been severed.  The surviving ten men credited the actions of Bob Vance for their safe parachute landing on English land.

Vance's Recuperation and Tragic Death


Vance recuperated in England from his injuries for the next eight weeks. He wrote letters home describing to his wife and family the injuries he sustained, urging them not to worry, and that as soon as he was able, he would be on a medical flight home. 

His letters were initially filled with excitement and enthusiasm for Operation Overlord (the invasion of Europe), and he expressed pride for what his bombing crew had done in preparation for the landing.

His spirits lowered, however, when he left the hospital for the first time, hobbling on his crutches in the streets of London, and was met by a small boy who looked him over, saw his missing foot, and said, "Don't worry Yank, you won't miss it!" The emotional impact of realizing he would never fly again was enormous, and his depression increased when word came that his father had been killed in an aircraft accident.

The only thing that kept him going during his eight weeks of recovery was the knowledge that he would soon see his wife and small child. He made plans to leave England on a medical evacuation plane. Just before he left he discovered he had been nominated for the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions. On July 26, 1944, Vance joined other wounded soldiers as they boarded a transport plane for the trip back to America. His wife Georgette and Sharon both anxiously anticipated their loved one's arrival. 

Sharon, just over two years old, didn't understand much, but she could say, "Daddy's coming home!"

Bob Vance never made it. Somewhere between Newfoundland and Iceland, the plane went down. The plane has never been discovered, nor has Bob Vance's body ever been recovered. Georgette received this telegram, informing her that her husband was missing in action. The family was stricken with grief. Just weeks later, the government told Georgette that her husband had been bestowed the Medal of Honor. She requested that the official ceremony be delayed until her daughter, Sharon, was old enough to comprehend what her father had done.

Two years later, in 1946, Sharon Vance, Bob's four-year-old daughter, officially received on behalf of the Vance family the Medal of Honor which the U.S. government had bestowed upon her father, the highest recognition given to American soldiers. Later, the Army Air Base in Enid would be renamed Vance Air Force Base.

On this Memorial Day,  we all say "Thank You" to Bob Vance of Enid, Oklahoma, and other men and women who gave their lives so that we might read books in English.

UPDATE: Memorial Day, 2022. It could be that the missing plane of Lt. Col. "Bob" Vance has been found. More research is being conducted as well as talk of a potential recovery mission.