Wendell Murray @wendellmjr

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Independent communications consultant. Currently shooting with an iPhone 6s.

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To quote Robin, "Holy Heartbreak!!" Not the first man to play the "Caped Crusader" but Adam West is my favorite. My parents rented this movie for me several times when I was a kid. If you haven't watched the 1966 movie, I would highly suggest it. It's campy, comical, and lighthearted. Something we could all use more of. One of my favorite quotes of the movie, "Salt and corrosion. The infamous, old enemies of the crime-fighter."
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To quote Robin, "Holy Heartbreak!!" Not the first man to play the "Caped Crusader" but Adam West is my favorite. My parents rented this movie for me several times when I was a kid. If you haven't watched the 1966 movie, I would highly suggest it. It's campy, comical, and lighthearted. Something we could all use more of. One of my favorite quotes of the movie, "Salt and corrosion. The infamous, old enemies of the crime-fighter."

Repost from @worldwarhistory -  Into the Jaws of Death
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"Into the Jaws of Death" a famous D-Day photo by Coast Guard personnel Robert F. Sargent, of American soldiers from E Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, of the 1st Infantry Division "Big Red One" disembarking the Coast Guard manned LCVP from the USS Samuel Chase (transport ship), at Easy Red section of Omaha Beach. Two thirds of E Company were killed during the landings while engaging the German 352nd Infantry Division defending the beaches. Once they hit the beach at around 7:40a.m., the soldiers were mowed down by machine gun fire, it wasn't until noon of that day that soldiers had broken through the wire and reached the top of the beach. 
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The assault on Omaha beach began with the bombardment of coastal defenses by 1 battleship, 2 cruisers, and 6 destroyers, which proved relatively ineffective. Over 34,000 American troops assaulted Omaha beach and within 5 days after D-Day over 43,000 troops will have landed on Omaha beach. Omaha beach was defended by nearly 8,000 German troops from the 352nd Infantry Division and the 439th Ost Battalion. Coastal defenses consisted of over 30 pillboxes, 8 artillery bunkers, 6 tank turrets, over 80 machine gun nests, 45 rocket launchers, along with other artillery/anti tank guns and mortars. 
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Photo colorized by Benoit.
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Repost from @worldwarhistory - Into the Jaws of Death _ "Into the Jaws of Death" a famous D-Day photo by Coast Guard personnel Robert F. Sargent, of American soldiers from E Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, of the 1st Infantry Division "Big Red One" disembarking the Coast Guard manned LCVP from the USS Samuel Chase (transport ship), at Easy Red section of Omaha Beach. Two thirds of E Company were killed during the landings while engaging the German 352nd Infantry Division defending the beaches. Once they hit the beach at around 7:40a.m., the soldiers were mowed down by machine gun fire, it wasn't until noon of that day that soldiers had broken through the wire and reached the top of the beach. _ The assault on Omaha beach began with the bombardment of coastal defenses by 1 battleship, 2 cruisers, and 6 destroyers, which proved relatively ineffective. Over 34,000 American troops assaulted Omaha beach and within 5 days after D-Day over 43,000 troops will have landed on Omaha beach. Omaha beach was defended by nearly 8,000 German troops from the 352nd Infantry Division and the 439th Ost Battalion. Coastal defenses consisted of over 30 pillboxes, 8 artillery bunkers, 6 tank turrets, over 80 machine gun nests, 45 rocket launchers, along with other artillery/anti tank guns and mortars. _ Photo colorized by Benoit.

(Photo not mine; of soldiers in the Korean War) Today we honor those who never came home. Who gave their life, fighting for people who would never know their name. I'm thankful that those in my family who have served (in the last 100 years) were fortunate to return home. Others they served with were not so fortunate. As you go about your day, remember the fallen, and the families and friends they left behind.
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(Photo not mine; of soldiers in the Korean War) Today we honor those who never came home. Who gave their life, fighting for people who would never know their name. I'm thankful that those in my family who have served (in the last 100 years) were fortunate to return home. Others they served with were not so fortunate. As you go about your day, remember the fallen, and the families and friends they left behind.

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It was 50 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. The second best album of all time was released on this day, 50 years ago in the UK.
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It was 50 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. The second best album of all time was released on this day, 50 years ago in the UK.

A view of Media City, from my time in Manchester nearly five years ago. I thoroughly enjoyed this city and the people there. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Great Britain.
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A view of Media City, from my time in Manchester nearly five years ago. I thoroughly enjoyed this city and the people there. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Great Britain.

When your power is flickering...you wonder who's trying to contact you? And, should I stay or should I go? #strangerthings
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When your power is flickering...you wonder who's trying to contact you? And, should I stay or should I go? #strangerthings

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I bought this album in 2003, when I was 18. I played it over and over. I have memories listening to it alone on the highway, hundreds of miles from my destination. This album began my appreciation of Ryan Adams' music. A very honest songwriter, who makes you feel his pain, joy, and frustration in each song. It's one of those albums that sonically aligns with the title. If you haven't already, check out his new album "Prisoner". #musicmonday
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I bought this album in 2003, when I was 18. I played it over and over. I have memories listening to it alone on the highway, hundreds of miles from my destination. This album began my appreciation of Ryan Adams' music. A very honest songwriter, who makes you feel his pain, joy, and frustration in each song. It's one of those albums that sonically aligns with the title. If you haven't already, check out his new album "Prisoner". #musicmonday

Happy #earthday - Here in Florida we're in a drought and brush fires are breaking out all over much of the state. (This area has been dried-up for a while.)
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Happy #earthday - Here in Florida we're in a drought and brush fires are breaking out all over much of the state. (This area has been dried-up for a while.)

On this day, 100 years ago, the US entered World War I. We don't do enough to study the First World War. We even did such a terrible job ending it, that it caused World War II. This was the last war that men were kept with other men from their town/city. For example, a whole company would be filled with primarily men from Brooklyn. When the war first began, there are stories of one side throwing grenades at their enemies, who did not know the object that just landed in their trench. Soles of boots made out of cardboard, dissolving in the snow, exposing feet to the elements. Getting shot at by both the enemy in front of you and your allies behind you (look up The Battle of Kitchener's Wood). One of the greatest stories of heroism is of The Lost Battalion. Most of the men/boys from New York City, stranded behind enemy lines. In six days they went from 554 men to 197. They ran out of water, food, and ammunition. They also were shelled by their own guns.
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On this day, 100 years ago, the US entered World War I. We don't do enough to study the First World War. We even did such a terrible job ending it, that it caused World War II. This was the last war that men were kept with other men from their town/city. For example, a whole company would be filled with primarily men from Brooklyn. When the war first began, there are stories of one side throwing grenades at their enemies, who did not know the object that just landed in their trench. Soles of boots made out of cardboard, dissolving in the snow, exposing feet to the elements. Getting shot at by both the enemy in front of you and your allies behind you (look up The Battle of Kitchener's Wood). One of the greatest stories of heroism is of The Lost Battalion. Most of the men/boys from New York City, stranded behind enemy lines. In six days they went from 554 men to 197. They ran out of water, food, and ammunition. They also were shelled by their own guns.

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"A Gift From The Gods" indeed. I don't know if it was the deafening roar of the fans, the 3 points we walked away with, or sitting right at mid-field between the two benches (which included soccer legend Patrick Vieira), but last night was great.
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"A Gift From The Gods" indeed. I don't know if it was the deafening roar of the fans, the 3 points we walked away with, or sitting right at mid-field between the two benches (which included soccer legend Patrick Vieira), but last night was great.

Seriously one of the best movies in the past twenty years. A complex story with incredible music, acting, cinematography, and choreography. With homages/references to great movies like Shall We Dance, Funny Face, Singing in the Rain, Casablanca, Rebel Without a Cause, and An American in Paris, the story ebbed and flowed like, well...jazz.
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Seriously one of the best movies in the past twenty years. A complex story with incredible music, acting, cinematography, and choreography. With homages/references to great movies like Shall We Dance, Funny Face, Singing in the Rain, Casablanca, Rebel Without a Cause, and An American in Paris, the story ebbed and flowed like, well...jazz.

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