Allen’s military awards and decorations include a Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and a Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Army officials said. Also killed in the incident were Sgt. Ed Santini, 25, of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico; Pfc. William N. Davis, 26, of Adrian, Mich; and Pfc. John F. Landry Jr., 20, of Lowell, Mass. All four soldiers were posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Fort Bliss will be holding a memorial service for the four soldiers April 21. The soldiers were deployed overseas in late October to provide stability and security operations, Army officials said. [email protected] (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – A Palmdale man was among the four soldiers killed in combat Saturday in Baghdad, Defense Department officials said Tuesday. Sgt. John E. Allen, 25, and the three others died when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle. All four soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. Allen was a health care specialist who joined the Army in July 2001. Allen is survived by his wife, Army officials said.
0Shares0000Alexis Sanchez, pictured in December 2017, completed his transfer from Arsenal to Manchester United © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 25 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on Thursday hailed new signing Alexis Sanchez as one of the “best attacking players in the world”, confirming he will be in the squad to face Yeovil in the FA Cup.United travel to the fourth-tier club on Friday at the start of a weekend that will also see Premier League leaders Manchester City tested by Championship high-fliers Cardiff and Liverpool taking on West Brom in the fourth round. Chile international Sanchez, 29, completed his transfer from Arsenal on Monday in a straight swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the opposite direction.United’s new number seven, who has previously played for Italian side Udinese and Barcelona, is available for the Huish Park tie because he did not appear for Arsenal in their third-round loss at Nottingham Forest.“We’ve got one of the best attacking players in the world. I think he’ll be very important for us because we want to have the best players possible,” Mourinho told reporters.The United boss praised his new player’s versatility in attack, where he joins an impressive roster of players including Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and in-form players Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial.“Our careers are almost made in the same countries simultaneously, so I know him very, very well,” said former Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss Mourinho.“I saw him play on the right, on the left, as a striker and behind the striker, these are Alexis’s positions.“I saw him play in different tactical systems, with different philosophies of different managers, I saw him successful in every country, with every manager, with every system, in every position.”Earlier this week Yeovil, playing United in the FA Cup for the second time in four seasons, reacted to Sanchez’s potential debut on their home ground.“You said you’ve joined ‘the biggest club in the world @Alexis_Sanchez so it’s only right you start your #MUFC career in the biggest away dressing room in @SkyBetLeagueTwo. Maybe,” the club tweeted.Mourinho was asked about the possibility of another big acquisition, the return of Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford.“Madrid is on fire, the results are not good,” said the United boss. “I care about the club. I am the last one to add fire. Cristiano is the kind of player that every manager and club wants but only one manager and club can have him, (Zinedine) Zidane and Real Madrid.”– City clean sweep? –Pep Guardiola’s City remain on course for an unprecedented quadruple after reaching the final of the League Cup this week but have a tough challenge on their hands away to Cardiff, third in the Championship.Guardiola made clear where his priorities lie after beating Bristol City to reach the Wembley showpiece.“I like the Premier League a lot, because every single weekend or every three days you have to be ready,” he said. “For me that is more important. The Champions League is the most beautiful, the most prestigious.“But the Premier League is something special — like it was the La Liga for me or the Bundesliga in Germany. After that the FA Cup is important, and now we are in the final of the League Cup we try to win that.”Chelsea take on Newcastle in an all-Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge, licking their wounds after defeat to Arsenal in the League Cup semi-final on Wednesday.For all his league success at Juventus and Chelsea, boss Antonio Conte has yet to win a cup as a manager.In another all Premier-League tie, Liverpool host West Brom, looking to bounce back after defeat to bottom club Swansea ended their 18-match winning run in all competitions.Nottingham Forest’s reward for dumping out champions Arsenal in the third round is a trip to play Hull.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
Boyle-ing – the Lettermacaward men leadThe Boyle Boys celebrate> Pic Clive WassonLETTERMACAWARD’S Declan Boyle is Donegal International Rally champion – the first Donegal home crew win in 31 years.He and navigator Brian finished 30 seconds ahead of their nearest rivals.It’s the first Donegal Driver since James Cullen in 99 and and the 1st ALL DONEGAL crew since Vincent Bonner and Seamus McGettigan in 1983. Defending champions Sam Moffett and James O Reilly were second with former champions Gary Jennings and Rory Kennedy finished third.Josh Moffett and John Rowan took the Group N honours from Stephen Mc Cann and Lisa O Dowd with Aaron Mc Hale and Paul Mc Gee in third spot.The National event was won by Monaghan’s Gary Mc Phillips & Paul Sheridan from local crew Conor Harvey & Gerard Callaghan in 2nd spot with Frank Kelly & Liam Brennan third. Local crews Brian Brogan/Damien Mc Gettigan in 4th and Damien Gallagher / Mac Walsh in 5th also had great events.All the positions are below: Rory and Garry O/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS20RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev12Declan Boyle/Brian BoyleSubaru WRC6O/A10:17.00:002:21:56.421Sam Moffett/James O’ReillyFord Fiesta WRC6O/A10:19.80:002:22:31.20:34.80:34.833Garry Jennings/Rory KennedySubaru WRC6O/A10:24.70:002:25:14.33:17.92:43.146Derek McGarrity/James McKeeSubaru WRC6110:25.60:002:26:41.64:45.21:27.3510Josh Moffett/John RowanMitsubishi Evo 94111:28.50:002:33:09.211:12.86:27.6625Stephen McCann/Lisa O’DowdMitsubishi Evo 94211:51.10:002:37:57.616:01.24:48.4728Aaron McHale/Paul McGeeMitsubishi Evo 94311:40.70:002:40:02.418:06.02:04.8883Callum Devine/Liam McLaughlinFord Fiesta R22111:41.90:002:43:41.121:44.73:38.79109Richard Tanahill/Aileen KellyPeugeot 2082211:44.50:002:44:17.722:21.30:36.61041Brian O’Keefe/Sean HaydeSubaru Impreza4412:02.00:002:45:41.023:44.61:23.311104Martin O’Donnell/John M O’DonnellHonda Civic1112:32.70:002:49:18.527:22.13:37.51284Ed Twomey/William LynchFord Fiesta ST2312:15.60:002:50:43.828:47.41:25.313141Alistair Glenn/Paul GallagherPeugeot 2062413:48.90:003:13:48.451:52.023:04.6Results for the National categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS20RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev114Gary McPhillips/Paul SheridanFord Escort Mk214O/A10:58.60:002:30:06.4232Conor Harvey/Gerard CallaghanFord Escort14O/A10:51.50:002:31:24.21:17.81:17.8319Frank Kelly/Liam BrennanFord Escort14O/A10:36.70:002:31:34.01:27.60:09.8422Brian Brogan/Damien McGettiganFord Escort Mk214110:59.80:002:33:10.03:03.61:36.0520Damien Gallagher/Mac WalshFord Escort14210:54.60:152:34:46.84:40.41:36.8618Wesley Patterson/Johnny BairdFord Escort14310:58.50:002:35:21.45:15.00:34.67160Richard Moffett/Martin ConnollyToyota Starlet13111:07.50:002:35:32.65:26.20:11.28165Vivian Hamill/Stephen ThorntonFord Escort RS14411:03.60:002:37:53.07:46.62:20.4945John McQuaid/Seamus O’ConnorFord Escort Mk214511:06.80:002:39:26.79:20.31:33.71031Jim McKenna/Thomas TreanorFord Escort14611:32.30:002:40:15.510:09.10:48.81142Patrick McHugh/Pauric O’DonnellFord Escort13211:26.30:002:40:28.710:22.30:13.21236Robbie Peoples/Keith StewartFord Escort Mk214712:17.20:002:41:53.811:47.41:25.11370Gerard McQuaid/Gary QuinlanFord Escort Mk213311:12.80:002:42:03.711:57.30:09.91454Adrian McElhinney/Paddy GormanFord Escort Mk213411:28.80:002:42:23.212:16.80:19.51567Paul Doherty/Hugh CollFord Escort Mk213511:34.10:002:42:50.212:43.80:27.01651Kevin Bradley/Graham HendersonFord Escort Mk211R111:45.50:002:44:08.814:02.41:18.61744Kieron Graffin/Paddy RobinsonMitsubishi Evo1016111:30.90:002:44:17.114:10.70:08.318156Anthony Hand/James McCarvilleFord Escort Mk211R211:18.50:002:44:33.614:27.20:16.51972Paul Gallagher/Patrick GallagherFord Escort Mk111R311:36.80:002:44:41.414:35.00:07.82047Thomas Keys/Dean O’SullivanFord Escort Mk213611:40.10:002:44:41.414:35.02199Garry Gallagher/Lee CullenToyota Corolla11R411:35.40:002:44:52.614:46.20:11.222110Paul Creamer/Patrick DurningHonda Civic11F111:56.90:002:45:07.115:00.70:14.52382Gerard McFall/Conor O’LoanMitsubishi Evo 916211:30.90:002:45:18.115:11.70:11.02448Gary McElhinney/Johny CharlestonFord Escort Mk213711:50.20:002:45:37.915:31.50:19.82580Enda McCormack/Colin FitzgeraldHyundai WRC15111:33.50:002:45:41.815:35.40:03.92692Liam McFall/Matthew McKennaMitsubishi Evo 916311:41.20:002:45:43.415:37.00:01.62795Liam McMullan/John CollHonda Civic11F212:05.30:002:46:15.216:08.80:31.82896Barry McGill/Derek HeenaFord Escort Mk29111:50.60:002:46:29.416:23.00:14.229115James McDermott/Paul McDermottVauxhall Chevette12112:06.90:002:47:53.417:47.01:24.03068John Dolan/Jack McGinleyFord Escort Mk213811:51.00:002:49:12.019:05.61:18.63178Ashley Dickson/Niall BurnsMitsubishi Evo916411:51.80:002:49:39.319:32.90:27.33279Liam Egan/Raymond CoppingerToyota Corolla WRC15212:11.90:002:49:39.719:33.30:00.43374Eamonn Doherty/Loretta KellyFord Escort Mk211R511:53.50:002:49:43.619:37.20:03.93450John Watters/David KellyFord Escort14812:12.00:002:50:00.319:53.90:16.73590Denis Ferry/James HeraghtySubaru Impreza15312:27.00:002:50:16.620:10.20:16.336118Andrew Hegarty/Eoin KellyFord Escort Mk212212:11.50:002:50:28.320:21.90:11.73763Donal Connolly/Danny McLaughlinFord Escort12311:53.50:002:50:28.420:22.00:00.13864Jason Roache/Paddy McCruddenFord Escort Mk213912:04.00:002:50:42.020:35.60:13.639114Kevin McHugh/Evan HughesFord Escort Mk2131011:53.80:002:51:10.521:04.10:28.540116Dan McCanny/Martin GallogleyFord Escort131112:11.00:002:51:15.021:08.60:04.54158RCal McCarthy/Eamonn DulleaHonda Civic11F311:26.75:002:52:23.922:17.51:08.94291Christy Carey/Kieran BaileyMitsubishi Evo 820112:11.80:002:52:27.722:21.30:03.843125Charlie Heraghty/Pearse McBrideToyota Corolla11R611:41.30:002:53:26.923:20.50:59.244113Shaun Callaghan/Patrick McBrideFord Escort Mk2131212:19.90:002:53:29.423:23.00:02.545145Johnny Wilhare/Cahir WilhareHonda Civic11F412:30.60:002:53:48.723:42.30:19.346123Stanley McKeown/Mervyn HawthorneToyota Corolla11R712:16.30:002:54:14.824:08.40:26.147131Dermot McGroary/Evin HendersonTalbot Sunbeam10112:30.20:002:55:49.325:42.91:34.548146Thomas McGlinchey/Tony CurranFord Escort131313:39.00:002:56:14.626:08.20:25.349126John Sweeney/Emmett KellyHonda Civic16512:47.00:002:56:54.926:48.50:40.350101Trevor Graham/Ian GallagherToyota Corolla11R812:47.80:153:00:27.630:21.23:32.751121Geoffrey Nevin/Paul NevinFord Escort Mk212412:54.00:003:00:29.530:23.10:01.952140Shane Carr/Ciaran CarrVauxhall Nova10213:10.20:003:02:04.431:58.01:34.953143Andrew McLaughlin/Stephen McLaughlinHonda Civic11F513:15.30:003:02:07.132:00.70:02.754127RLeonard Craig/Dermot McCaffertyToyota Starlet11R912:11.05:003:02:30.932:24.50:23.855132Eamon McLaughlin/Sean ToppingFord Escort10313:12.50:003:04:17.234:10.81:46.35689RNiall McCullagh/Ryan McCloskeyMitsubishi Evo 620211:48.25:003:04:49.534:43.10:32.357129Caolan Gaffney/Joey KaneToyota Corolla11R1012:33.31:303:05:13.335:06.90:23.85897Brendan O’Reilly/Damien McCabeFord Escort Mk29213:18.42:303:06:45.136:38.71:31.859136Anthony Breen/Jill WhiteSubaru Impreza20312:28.40:003:06:54.636:48.20:09.56062RJohn Bonner/Leon JordanFord Escort Mk2131411:08.75:003:10:09.140:02.73:14.561111RMark Boyle/Charles GallagherHonda Civic11F612:35.15:003:10:12.540:06.10:03.46288RDeclan Hall/Chris CorrToyota Corolla11R1111:41.35:003:10:37.140:30.70:24.663149Kyle McGettigan/Liam DohertyToyota Corolla11R1212:52.40:453:10:38.840:32.40:01.764148Kelvin Gorney/Kieran BurkeCitroen Saxo11F713:59.10:003:12:17.842:11.41:39.065147RGerard Gibbons/Adrian RankinFord Escort Mk211R1312:43.65:003:12:50.742:44.30:32.966100RMichael McClafferty/Damien WhoriskeyHonda Civic11F811:57.65:003:12:55.942:49.50:05.267151Pj Wilhare/Darren SheilsFord Escort RS200012513:19.90:003:15:29.245:22.82:33.368152RMickey Peoples/Lian McIntyreFord Escort131512:13.45:003:15:40.745:34.30:11.569134RPatrick Bradley/Niall McDaidFord Escort G3131611:54.65:003:15:59.245:52.80:18.570144RTerence Diver/Donal McElaneyHonda Civic11F912:13.05:003:27:01.056:54.611:01.871142RShane McLaughlin/Steven BoyleVauxhall Nova9312:51.55:003:29:54.659:48.22:53.672137RAlan Browne/Michael DonnellanSubaru Impreza20413:37.25:003:33:48.21:03:41.83:53.673112RPauric Dufffy/Kevin GlynnCitroen C2R216612:17.67:003:37:03.71:06:57.33:15.574117RPatrick Bonner/Jamsie WardFord Escort Mk212612:43.95:003:40:43.31:10:36.93:39.675154RAndrew Stewart/Tony GallagherMitsubishi Evo415413:21.76:003:45:57.61:15:51.25:14.3BOYLES CLOSE 30-YEAR GAP TO WIN DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY was last modified: June 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new 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