Sunday October 25th – Open Thread

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Peace With God, Access To God And The Hope Of Glory

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    According to Rom. 4:25, Christ was delivered to death for our sins and then raised from the dead because He had fully settled our debt. The results of this mighty work of redemption are marvelous indeed to ponder over.

    First, it means for every believer in Christ, that “being justified by faith we have peace with God” (Rom. 5:1). If Christ has paid for our sins and the barrier between God and us has been removed, why should we not enjoy peace with God? Why should we not rise in the morning, go about our work during the day and retire at night with complete confidence that all is well; that we are at peace with God and that He loves us as His very own?

    But more: Verse 2 goes on to say that by Christ we also have “access by faith into this grace wherein we stand.” If the barrier of sin has been removed and we are at peace with God, what is there to keep us out of His presence, especially when He Himself bids us to “come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need”? (Heb.4:16). How wonderful to have a standing before God in grace! to be at peace with Him and to enjoy free access into His presence by faith!

    But there is still more. Not only does the believer in Christ enjoy peace with God and access to God, but, as this same verse says: “We rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” “Hope” in the Bible is, of course, more than a wish. It is an eager anticipation of wonderful things to come. Heb. 6:19 says: “Which hope we have as an anchor to the soul, both sure and stedfast.” Man has always been afraid of the glory of God. When the glory of the Lord shone round about the Judaean shepherds “they were sore afraid.” This was because “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). But the simplest believer in Christ may rejoice in the anticipation of sharing God’s glory some day.

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/peace-with-god-access-to-god-and-the-hope-of-glory/

    Romans 4:25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

    Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
    2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

    Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

    Hebrews 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

    Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

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    • Jlwary says:

      Thank you for sharing. 😊🙌

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    • Rhi316 says:

      Always enjoy you ‘sermonettes’ D. I.!

      Here’s a good one to go with the above;

      “35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.“

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        I don’t write them – just post them. It is a lot easier! Glad ypu enjoy….

        1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV
        Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

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  3. Garrison Hall says:

    Have a wonderful Sunday, Treepers! 🙂

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  4. F.D.R. in Hell says:

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  5. NICCO says:

    Now is the time to pray people of God for our country and our president.Rest assured the forces of darkness,satanists/witches/warlocks are praying for the destruction of our nation and this president.Let God arise and His enemies be scattered.Father ,we thank you that your hand is upon our president mightily,we cover him with the precious shed blood of Jesus Christ,and decree and declare Zachariah 2;5 over him and his family..Let the fire of your glory surround them and that no witchcraft,no voodoo,no hex,no vex,no curse no power,no principality and no demon in hell shall prosper against them.Father we ask that you dispatch legions of your warring angelic hosts to destroy every plot and plan of the enemy.Father let your anointing rest strongly upon him at all times and our nation is brought totally back to you.Father ,we praise you,we glorify you in the name above all names ,Jesus Christ,King of Kings,Lord of Lords and soon to return Messiah,Amen.

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  6. trapper says:

    If you have some time to kill (or relive), here’s a really weird rabbit hole to dive into. I’ve already posted this here in February, 2021. [wink]

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  7. Linda K. says:

    A break here to marvel at the race for the ages. Secretariat.

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    • Feisty Hayseed says:

      Foreshadowing #TrumpLandslideVictory2020?

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    • preptodef says:

      If memory serves, the win was by 32 or so lengths. No one will ever convince me this wasn’t the greatest performance by the greatest race horse who ever lived. Why did he do it? Because he was The Greatest!

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      • piper567 says:

        prep, I have all 3 of Secretariat’s Triple Crown Races in a folder…just to watch for the sheer pleasure of it all.
        I agree with you wholeheartedly…This Belmont Stakes run is one of the most spectacular performances I have ever seen!
        A BIG Thanks to Linda for posting this!!!

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  8. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Just say’n… 😉

    Eighth Wonder Of The World…

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  9. suejeanne1 says:

    Thank you to all fellow patriots supporting our President!

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  10. nimrodman says:

    If you run home wi-fi, be aware … innocent man arrested for child porn because the pedofile next door was riding his wi-fi

    PAEDO NEXT DOOR Innocent ex-squaddie, 44, arrested in dawn raid after paedo neighbour, 60, use his wifi to download child abuse videos
    <https://www.the-sun.com/news/1684284/ex-squaddie-dawn-raid-paedophile-wifi-child-abuse/

    They gave him the Roger Stone raid:

    Ex-squaddie Paul Loseby, 44, was arrested by 15 cops in a dawn raid at his flat in Beaumont Leys, Leicestershire.

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    • P says:

      nimrodman: How do you determine if someone is doing that to your computer — using your wi-fi? I live in an apartment building and wonder if apartment under me has been able to connect to mine but don’t know how to tell for sure.

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      • nimrodman says:

        I’m not knowledgable enough to say, you’d need a computer geek – maybe you’ve got a friend? If not, ask at a computer store.

        If set up properly, I suspect the wi-fi software keeps internal log files of connections, disconnections and would note a device ID or number for each different device.

        I know that when I call up a simple wi-fi window on my laptop, it searches for wi fi networks and lists a couple

        If you read your wi-fi manual, it might tell you what kind of display panel to pull up that would show you who’s logged on to your network – kinda what I just described but in reverse – people instead of networks.

        So try to find a knowledgable person to advise you is what I’d do

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      • piper567 says:

        P, in my apt. building, the guy next door would have to know my acc’t name, which he does not, in order to piggyback on my acc’t.
        this feature may cost me a bit more…it’s not much… but no WiFi access for me!
        btw, I only have a laptop, with a hotspot, no TV or smartphone.

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        • P says:

          piper567: TY, I mentioned you in my post above to nimrodman but wanted to say TY to you personally, too.

          Of note, there is a possibility that information has been accessed by someone in this aprt bldg; I just don’t have any way of finding out if that is true or not. I think I read before where people can gain access but you’d think the Internet company would know that had happened and alert their legitimate customer of that taking place. Spectrum said no one was on my wi-fi when I talked to them about a year ago, but I’ve remained uneasy.

          I hope my grandson will be able to help me understand better if he comes to town for the holidays. And I must fight the sin of unbelief and rely on God to expose whatever wrong may or may not be going on. He is in control of everything and will work it to our good.

          TY so much for your kindness in replying.

          Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”

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  11. Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

    Baby Lives Matter.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      We are so blessed to have lived in these times . . . Sadly, we now face the possibility that the kind of liberty and freedom that allowed music like this to flourish may be coming to an end. While I’ve always enjoyed the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash (and, occasionally, Young) I’ve also found their politics to be both under-informed and repugnant. Having to listen to someone who can create such great songs repeatedly make political comments that are more rooted in convenience and superficiality than intellectual content is tiring beyond belief. It is just this kind of convenient twaddle that has led us to where we are today.

      After all this time, these guys stil don’t understand that creativity dies when socialism flourishes.

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      • GB Bari says:

        Garrison yours is a profound statement about the music and entertainment industries blind attraction to the Left.

        So many performing artists have been easily indoctrinated into a “resistance” culture (thinking that it’s “cool”) , but were and still are unaware that they have been “resisting” the very elements of a unique society that protected their freedom of expression.

        Of course this applies to so many on the Left today; like moths helping to build the fire that attracts them and that will ultimately consume them.

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        • Garrison Hall says:

          Not that having a good education is a be-all-end-all (which is surely isn’t) but I have found that may popular musician’s are just not well-enough educated to understand that the persuasions of leftest ideology are just empty promises that won’t be met. Regardless of who you are or how well educated, you still have to dig a little to reach any kind of understanding about “left” and “right” actually mean. Then you have to figure out where liberty and freedom fit in. Most musicians (and far too many “regular” people, too) are just too self-absorbed to do the spade work to reach that kind of understanding. I say this because I started out hard left.

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  12. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  13. Sepp says:

    Prayer of Saint Ioannikios the Great (+ 846)

    My hope is the Father, my refuge the Son, my protection the Holy Spirit. O Holy Trinity, glory to Thee.

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  14. Dora says:

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  16. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  17. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Sunday, October 25, 2020

    “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”
    Matthew 24:44 (KJV)

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  18. just stevie says:

    THE ETERNAL CRUSH OF THINGS

    “I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” 1 Cor. ix. 22

    A Christian worker has to learn how to be God’s noble man or woman amid a crowd of ignoble things. Never make this plea – If only I were somewhere else! All God’s men are ordinary men made extraordinary by the matter He has given them. Unless we have the right matter in our minds intellectually and in our hearts affectionately, we will be hustled out of usefulness to God. We are not workers for God by choice. Many people deliberately choose to be workers, but they have no matter in them of God’s almighty grace, no matter of His mighty word. Paul’s whole heart and mind and soul were taken up with the great matter of what Jesus Christ came to do, he never lost sight of that one thing. We have to face ourselves with the one central fact – Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

    “I have chosen you.” Keep that note of greatness in your creed. It is not that you have got God but that He has got you. Here, in this College, God is at work, bending, breaking, moulding, doing just as He chooses. Why He is doing it, we do not know; He is doing it for one purpose only – that He may be able to say, This is My man, My woman. We have to be in God’s hand so that He can plant men of the Rock as He has planted us.

    Never choose to be a worker, but when God has put His call on you, woe be to you if you turn to the right hand or to the left. He will do with you what He never did with you before the call came; He will do with you what He is not doing with other people. Let Him have His way.

    Oswald Chambers
    October 25th Devotional

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  19. just stevie says:

    VOCES8: ‘Ne Irascaris Domine’ & ‘Civitas Sancti Tui’ by William Byrd (10:18 mins)

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  20. graciegram says:

    I like Fox and Friends weekend with Pete Hegseth and the new guy Will Cain. But I cannot stomach Jedidiah Bila. Her voice is like fingernails on a blackboard. And she always seems to come up with a counter argument for everything even if it’s really stupid. She also talks forever and steals all the on air time. Ok. Rant over.

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  21. J says:

    Recent Colorado wildfires have been very bad. A major reason has been not clearing the massive amount of dead trees due to beetle kill in the state over the last decades. But there are always good stories to be found – check out the smile on Ennis the donkey’s face (toward end of article) after being reunited with his owner-since-birth,Travis. Also, Ennis is best pals with horse pal Adam, and this quote from Travis made me smile too – “I can’t imagine if they were alone, because Adam is very nervous. ”If he didn’t have Ennis with him, he would be really stressed out.”

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/adam-ennis-travis-ochs-calwood-fire-safe_n_5f93c203c5b6e77726558b6e

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  22. Bob says:

    Since you mention it….the new guy Will…he is way to intense. His delivery performance is everything is hair on fire type story…along with facial rants that makes it a sure thing that he is definitely not a poker player.

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  23. An American says:

    Unseal and release all of Obama’s personal life history documents/records from the time of his birth through to his election to the Senate.

    Requesting for an avid Obama supporter.

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  24. TreeClimber says:

    Just wanted to thank the Treepers who so kindly and generously offered their aid, and I wanted to apologize for breaking the rules and angering the mods. I will take more care to rein myself in, in future.

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  25. P says:

    Hide me, Lord, in Your holiness
    Every sin, I now confess
    Praise to You, forgiving Lord
    Hide me in Your holiness
    Hide me in Your holiness

    Take my life an offering
    All of me, to You I bring
    Praise to You, most Spotless Lamb
    Hide me in Your holiness
    Hide me in Your holiness

    Hide me, hide me, hide me, Lord
    Won’t You hide me, hide me,
    Hide me in Your holiness,
    Hide me in Your holiness, in Your holiness

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  26. Pokey says:

    I have never been good a discerning when God is giving me guidance and when He just wants me to hear his advise. But today, I believe I understand what he will do for all of us willing to help ourselves. He wants us all to vote for our freedom on November 3rd because he knows getting it back for us will require much more pain and effort for us. If we will just do the simple thing God gave us to protect our freedom for all time, he will see to the outcome that will give us back our free country.
    I just wanted to say that to all Treepers because I know he has told me not to fret and to hold my head up and do may part. I thank God for finally revealing Himself to he who has always been of too little faith. I just want to publicly state that I can now put this election and what happens beyond into God’s hands. We should all be praying for guidance today. God is listening and I am truly humbled. I love my Country and God wants me to!

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  27. DJ Snyder says:

    My bosses from my janitor job called me back, but I don’t want to wear a mask… it fogs up my glasses, and it’s hard to breathe. But of course, I live in Michigan so I probably don’t have a choice, or I won’t have employment of any kind…

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Get a face shield instead.

      http://www.instashieldusa.com

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    • John says:

      https://tinyurl.com/y5axeh6k
      BROAD Rechargeable Electrical Air Purifying Respirator

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    • slowcobra says:

      DJ, can you simply try not wearing one? I had long talk with state trooper (I’m also im MI) and the witch governor’s mandates (which were overturned by MI supreme court) said “out in public”.

      State trooper said businesses are PRIVATELY owned, so you would not be “arrested” ( there is No LAW! anyway).

      Folks, please, just take the masks off. Unless your employer makes you, please when YOU are out and about, dont wear one. I have not worn one to this day.

      China virus is them testing the tolerance to tyranny.

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      • John says:

        There is a time to stand, and a time to yield.
        Only the individual (DJ) is capable to make the proper decision, at the proper time.
        We are dealing with tyrants.
        Tyrants don’t give a damn, about the law.
        Many are suffering, medically and economically because of these tyrants.
        If there are options, it is wise to educate yourself about them.
        With the grace of God, we may soon bring these tyrants to justice.
        In the meantime, let us follow wisdom instead of our flesh.
        John
        (someone who has “been there, done that.”)

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  28. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Huge TrumpTrain Parade in central Texas yesterday just outside of Austin city limits. More cars and people there than all the Biden-Harris rallies put together since Labor Day.

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  29. P says:

    As we drink this cup, we worship You
    As we eat this bread, we honor You
    And we offer You our lives
    As You have offered Yours for us

    We remember all You’ve done for us
    We remember Your covenant with us
    We remember and worship You, O Lord

    As we drink this cup, we worship You
    As we eat this bread, we honor You
    And we offer You our lives
    As You have offered Yours for us

    We remember all You’ve done for us
    We remember Your covenant with us
    We remember and worship You, O Lord

    We remember all You’ve done for us
    We remember Your sacrifice for us
    Lord, we remember, and worship You, O Lord

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  30. Magabear says:

    Any suggestions here for how to get back into the mobile version of the site once you (accidentally) click on the full version icon? I’ve honestly never seen another website do this. Very frustrating. 😕

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    • Sepp says:

      Might try deleting all history in the browser and/or turning off the device.

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    • dogsmaw says:

      To the left of the url in address bar there should be some horizontal bars and if you mouse over there…Show Reader View is in my description, left click and see if thats what you want

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      • Magabear says:

        Well, it didn’t quite play out like that on my android, but it gave me an idea to go into my Brave settings and, much to my delight, found that I can clear the cookies on a specific site instead of my whole browsing experience! Mobile is back up now! 😊

        Thanks, dog! 🐕

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  31. Sepp says:

    Among the Saints commemorated today today, October 12th on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church and October 25th on the civil calendar are the following:

    The Holy Fathers of the Seventh Œcumenical Synod. This Synod was held in the year 787 in Nicæa. There were 367 Fathers who were guided by the Holy Spirit to uphold the veneration of the Holy Icons, expounding it from Holy Scripture, the witness of the Fathers, and the examples of miracles in connection with the Holy Icons.

    Saint Martin, Bishop of Tours (+ 397)

    Saint Wilfred, Bishop of York (+ 709)

    Saint Symeon the New Theologian (+ 1022)

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  32. dogsmaw says:

    Senate Limits Debate to 30 Hours on Judge Barrett Confirmation.
    Final Vote Expected Monday Evening

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  33. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You. Also, we pray for Angels to protect and support our Sundance as he works for justice and peace.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  34. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Gen. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  35. mandy says:

    “A Coast Guard student aviator and a Navy instructor pilot have been identified as the two service members killed in the crash of a T-6B Texan trainer aircraft Friday in Alabama.

    Ensign Morgan Garrett, of Waxhaw, North Carolina, was identified by Rear Adm. William Kelly, superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, in an email to the academy community.

    In a news release early Sunday afternoon, the Navy identified the other crew member as Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30, of Wixom, Michigan. A spokesman for Commander, Naval Air Forces said the Navy is not releasing any other information at this time.”

    https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2020/10/25/coast-guard-member-among-crew-killed-in-navy-plane-crash-in-residential-neighborhood/

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