Unit 1012 Cover Photo

Unit 1012 Cover Photo

Saturday, December 31, 2016


Simon Wiesenthal on Hitler and Stalin

There is no denying that Hitler and Stalin are alive today... they are waiting for us to forget, because this is what makes possible the resurrection of these two monsters.

AUTHOR: Simon Wiesenthal, KBE (31 December 1908 – 20 September 2005) was an Austrian writer and Nazi hunter. He was a Jewish Austrian Holocaust survivor who became famous after World War II for his work as a Nazi hunter.
He studied architecture and was living in Lwów at the outbreak of World War II. After being forced to work as a slave labourer in Nazi concentration camps such as Janowska, Plaszow, and Mauthausen during the war, Wiesenthal dedicated most of his life to tracking down and gathering information on fugitive Nazi war criminals so that they could be brought to trial. In 1947 he co-founded the Jewish Historical Documentation Center in Linz, Austria, where he and others gathered information for future war crime trials and aided refugees in their search for lost relatives. He opened the Jewish Documentation Center in Vienna in 1961 and continued to try to locate missing Nazi war criminals. He played a small role in locating Adolf Eichmann, who was captured in Buenos Aires in 1960, and worked closely with the Austrian justice ministry to prepare a dossier on Franz Stangl, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1971.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Wiesenthal was involved in two high-profile events involving Austrian politicians. Shortly after Bruno Kreisky was inaugurated as Austrian chancellor in April 1970, Wiesenthal pointed out to the press that four of his new cabinet appointees had been members of the Nazi Party. Kreisky, angry, called Wiesenthal a "Jewish fascist" and likened his organisation to the Mafia. He later accused him of collaborating with the Nazis. Wiesenthal successfully sued for libel; the suit was settled in 1989. In 1986, Wiesenthal was involved in the case of Kurt Waldheim, whose Nazi past was revealed in the lead-up to the 1986 Austrian presidential elections. Wiesenthal, embarrassed that he had previously cleared Waldheim of any wrongdoing, suffered much negative publicity as a result of this event.
With a reputation as a storyteller, Wiesenthal was the author of several memoirs that contain tales that are only loosely based on actual events. In particular, he exaggerated his role in the capture of Eichmann in 1960. Wiesenthal died in his sleep at age 96 in Vienna on 20 September 2005, and was buried in the city of Herzliya in Israel. He was survived by his daughter, Paulinka Kreisberg, and three grandchildren. The Simon Wiesenthal Center, located in Los Angeles, is named in his honour.

LAUREN BUMP (JULY 24, 1989 TO DECEMBER 31, 2013)

            We, the comrades of Unit 1012, will not forget Lauren Bump every year on July 24 and December 31. 

Lauren Bump

            We will also remember her on the following observances every year:

1. National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims (September 25) (See the 2014, 2015 & 2016 event)

2. Tree of Angels (December) (See the 2014, 2015 & 2016 event)

Lauren Bump
(July 24, 1989 to December 31, 2013)


Lauren Michelle Bump, loving daughter, sister and friend went to be with the Lord December 31, 2013 at the age of 24. She was a 2007 graduate of O'Connor High School and received her Bachelors Degree at McMurray University in Abilene. She was in her final year as a Physicians Assistant at Harding University in Arkansas. She was active in Missionary work in Guatemala, various charities and volunteer work. She loved the outdoors, her friends, family and above all God. Lauren touched many lives during her short time with us and her Christian example will never be forgotten. Lauren was preceded in death by her grandfather, Bill Bump. She is survived by her parents, John and Lauri Bump; brothers, Ryan Bump and wife Jennifer, Stephen Bump and wife Gloria; grandparents, Louise & George Bromley, Lillian Bump, Gil Payne; her precious nephew and nieces, Eli, Madison and Rylynn Bump.


Please do not hesitate to mention their names.

Church Services will be held at Community Bible Church Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM. She will be laid to rest at a later date at a private ceremony. You may sign the on-line guest book at www.missionparks.com under the obituary section.



As a number of us, the comrades of Unit 1012: The VFFDP are born again Christians, we will be commending two prayers from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer for the loved ones of Lauren Bump:

A Prayer for All Conditions of Men:
O God, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for thy holy Church universal; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those who are in any ways afflicted or distressed, in mind, body, or estate; [especially those for whom our prayers are desired]; that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them according to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.

Burial of the Dead 1662:
ALMIGHTY God, with whom do live the spirits of them that depart hence in the Lord, and with whom the souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burden of the flesh, are in joy and felicity: We give thee hearty thanks, for that it hath pleased thee to deliver this our brother out of the miseries of this sinful world; beseeching thee that it may please thee, of thy gracious goodness, shortly to accomplish the number of thine elect, and to hasten thy kingdom; that we, with all those that are departed in the true faith of thy holy Name, may have our perfect consummation and bliss, both in body and soul, in thy eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.