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Mediation set in Fla. teen patricide case

PENSACOLA, Fla., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The case of two young teens accused of beating their father to death last November, then burning their house down to cover up evidence will take another turn Thursday when a court-ordered mediation process begins in Pensacola, Fla. The mediation could det

Two young brothers convicted in patricide

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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Today's musical birthdays include Don Ho, who was born in 1930 (age 72); Joel Scott Hill of Canned Heat as well as the Flying Burrito Brothers in 1939 (age 63); Sean James Stokes of the Bachelors in 1940 (age 62); Sha Na Na's Tony Santini in 1948 (age 54)

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music for Aug. 10-16.
By United Press International

Young brothers charged with dad's murder

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James Stokes VC (6 February 1915-1 March 1945) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

He was 30 years old, and a private in the 2nd Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry, British Army during the Second World War. He died during combat on 1 March 1945, in Kervenheim, Rhineland, Germany.

In Holland, on 1st March, 1945, during an attack on Kerbenheim, Private Stokes was a member of the leading section of a platoon pinned down by heavy fire from a farm building. Without waiting for orders Private Stokes dashed through the enemy fire, to disappear inside this building. The fire stopped, and he reappeared, wounded in the neck. This valiant action enabled the platoon to advance to the next objective. Private Stokes was ordered back to a Regimental Aid Post, but refused to go. The platoon then encountered heavy fire from a house on the left. Again without waiting for orders, Private Stokes rushed the house by himself and all firing from it ceased. His gallantry enabled his platoon, which he subsequently rejoined bringing five prisoners, to continue the advance. In the final assault Private Stokes, now severely wounded, once more dashed to the objective through intense fire. He finally fell, firing his rifle to the last. It was found that he had been wounded eight times in the upper part of the body. Private Stokes's one object throughout this action was to kill the enemy, at whatever personal risk. His magnificent courage, devotion to duty, and splendid example inspired all around him, and ensured the success of the attack at a critical moment; moreover, his self-sacrifice saved his Platoon and Company heavy casualties.

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