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Sunday, 31 July 2011

My God Daughter Katie Forest

Hi Everyone,

Since I put a BLOG entry about my Godson Anthony Giattini who just moved to Fort Lauderdale Florida with his Mom my good friend Pascale(Papousse) Giattini with Matt Ozelie and Lauren.  I thought I would also include my God Daughter Katie, my sister Line's oldest daughter.

Katie Forest 
Born 16 Dec 1980, 08:49hrs
Length:  20.25”
Weight: 9 lbs 

Katie is all grown up now and has a boy named "Dylan", that lives with her in the Miramichi, New Brunswick.  Katie works for Bell Aliant Telephone company in the Miramichi, New Brunswick

Katie's son Dylan as a "baby of the year" contest in 2002

Joke of the Day


Military Facts Not Commonly Known

 Colonel D. G. Swinford, USMC, Retired

You might enjoy this from Col D. G. Swinford, USMC, Retired and history buff. 

You would really have to dig deep to get this kind of ringside seat to history: 

1. The first German serviceman killed in WW II was killed by the Japanese 
(China, 1937), the first American serviceman killed was killed by the Russians 
(Finland 1940); highest ranking American killed was Lt Gen Lesley McNair, 
killed by the US Army Air Corps. 

2. The youngest US serviceman was 12 year old Calvin Graham, USN. He was wounded and given a Dishonorable Discharge for lying about his age. 
His benefits were later restored by act of Congress. 

3. At the time of Pearl Harbor, the top US Navy command was called CINCUS (pronounced 'sink us'), the shoulder patch of the US Army's 45th Infantry division was the Swastika, and Hitler's private train was named 'Amerika.' 
All three were soon changed for PR purposes. 

4. More US servicemen died in the Air Corps than in the Marine Corps. While completing the required 30 missions, your chance of being killed was 71%. 

5. Generally speaking, there was no such thing as an average fighter pilot. You were either an ace or a target. For instance, Japanese Fighter Ace, Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, shot down over 80 planes. He died while a passenger on a cargo plane. 

6. It was a common practice on fighter planes to load every 5th round with a tracer round to aid in aiming. This was a mistake. Tracers had different ballistics so (at long range) if your tracers were hitting the target 80% of your rounds were missing. Worse yet tracers instantly told your enemy he was under fire and from which direction. Worst of all was the practice of loading a string of tracers at the end of the belt to tell you that you were out of ammo. 
This was definitely not something you wanted to tell the enemy. Units that stopped using tracers saw their success rate nearly double and their loss rate go down. 

7. When allied armies reached the Rhine, the first thing men did was piss in it. This was pretty universal from the lowest private to Winston Churchill (who made a big show of it) and Gen. Patton (who had himself photographed in the act). 

8. German Me-264 bombers were capable of bombing New York City, but they decided it wasn't worth the effort. 

9. A German submarine U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning toilet. 

10. Among the first 'Germans' captured at Normandy were several Koreans. 
They had been forced to fight for the Japanese Army until they were captured by the Russians and forced to fight for the Russian Army until they were captured by the Germans and forced to fight for the German Army until they were captured by the US Army. 

11. Following a massive naval bombardment, 35,000 United States and Canadian troops stormed ashore at Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands. 21 troops were killed in the assault on the island. It could have been worse if there had been any Japanese on the island.

A Few Certificates

I found a bunch of certificates at my apartment  from the Air Cadets, my time in the Canadian Forces and at Intercon Security.  I still have quite a few more, but they are still in Frames, maybe later.  Here's a small look,  I wanted to scan them so I would have a digital copy on file.

 Above 2 is  a Folder to hold Certificates from C.F.S.I.S.

Cadet Services

Cadet Electronic Course, CFB Borden, Ontario

    Heart Foundation Certificate

      Tae Kwon Do

      Canadian Forces Oath of Allegiance

      Canadian Forces(CF) Basic Recruit Course - Top Honors

      Field Engineer 041 TQ-3 Course CFB Chilliwack, BC

      CF Basic Para Course

      Combat Engineer 041 TQ-5
         Military Police TQ-5
        My Military Police TQ-5 (Franco) course in 1987 photo I'm in the second row third guy from left

        My Military Police TQ-3 in 1985 course photo

        MP(Military Police) SIU(Special Investigation Unit) 7K Surveillance Course
        SIU 7K course report

         SSF(Special Service Forces) Unarmed Combat Instructor Course

        SSF(Special Service Forces) Ironman Competition Certificate
        28 May 1984

        Tribar Industries Muni-Quip Police RADAR Certificate

        2 MP PL Airborne Section Certificate

        I wore my MP Hat, but it didn't keep me warm at all.

        C.H.O.G.M.(Commonwealth Head Of Government Meeting) 1987
        Photo Op with the Base Commander at CFB Chatam giving me the C.H.O.G.M. Certificate
        Letter from Lieutenant Colonel H.F Elliott for Commander of Pacific Region thanking me for working particularly hard at CHOGM assisting the RCMP

        Getting assigned to Master Corporal(MCpl) in CFB Chatam, NB
        Canadian Forces Certificate of Service

        ASIS(American Society for Industrial Security) CPP (Certified Protection Professional) Certificate

        Letter from the Chairman of ASIS Chapter 190 Dave Tyson, CPP thanking me for giving a presentation on CCTV with Don Douglas President of Source AV a CCTV Distributer

        LSI(Laboratory for Scientific Interrogation) SCAN(Scientific Content Analysis) or statement analysis Certificate

        Photo of KGB(Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti) interview room of an inquest in Leningrad, USSR given to the students of LSI SCAN course if passing by Avinoam Sapir a former Israeli Mossad who came up with the course.

        LSI Laboratory for Scientific Interrogation Inc. Website

        LEVA Annual Conference 2001

        LEVA Certificate

        LEVA Photoshop for Forensics

        LEVA Video & Law Seminar

        IACP(International Association of Chiefs of Police) Certificate of Attendance

        BCIT Internet For Investigations

        Letter from the JIBC(Justice Institute of BC) thanking me for participating in the Crime Scene to Courtroom: The Role of the Forensic Laboratory seminar in 2001

        University of British Columbia(UBC) Information Security for Technical Professional Certificate
        Manager Alcohol & Drug Awareness Certificate

        PIABC(Private Investigator's Association of BC) Visual Evidence

        Letter from Dr. G. Romalis
        Letter from Intercon Security President Brian Legge

        Article in TOPICS the Association of Legal Administrators(ALA) newsletter mentioning me.

        French article in the BC french paper "Le Soleil" about being a Private Investigator

        Not a good photo of me preventing a trespasser from gaining entry to one of Intercon Security Client's property, after not understanding the word NO ENTRY I grabbed him by the throat,  he then understood I was serious.  It had to appear in the Chinese paper, not a big deal

        Artwork that I designed in Photoshop for the Private Investigators Association of British Columbia(PIABC) "Introduction to Private Investigations Series 1 Manual(2nd edition)"
        Autographed photo of former President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy leaving the White House on board Marine One in Washington, DC