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  MAYAGUEZ - LoveToKnow Article on MAYAGUEZ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Mayaguez is connected by the American railroad of Porto Rico with San Juan and Ponce, and it is served regularly by steamboats from San Juan, Ponce and New York, although its harbour is not accessible to vessels drawing more than 16 ft. of water.
Mayaguez was founded about the middle of the i8th century on the site of a hamlet which was first settled about 1680.
It was incorporated as a town in 1836, and became a city in 1873.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /M/MA/MAYAGUEZ.htm   (309 words)

 SS Mayaguez   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Mayaguez Incident This page honors the 18 servicemen who never came home from the last war in Vietnam.
The Mayaguez Incident Honors the 18 servicemen who never came home from the last war in Vietnam.
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus Department of Mathematics.
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 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Spanish Crown granted the founders the right to self-government in 1763, formally separating the town from the larger Partido de San Germán.
Most of the town's settlers, including its founders, came originally from the Canary Islands, whose patron saint is the Virgin of Candlemas (Candelaria), hence the name.
United States Congressman Jose Serrano, who represents Congressional District NY-16 (which covers The Bronx in New York City) was also born in Mayaguez.
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 Mayaguez (Puerto Rico)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Mayaguez is on the westcoast of Puerto Rico; it was founded in 1763 or 1760; there are 100,371 inh.
The actual flag approved by the Municipality of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico on January 14, 1997, consist of a green field with a white borderd red cross and four (4) white borderd red flames.
Juan Colon de Jesus wrote that the current Mayaguez flag was the one with the red cross over the green hoist field and the blue waving stripes over the white fly field.
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 RETAKING THE MAYAGUEZ - The final battle of the Vietnam War
Mayaguez was sitting underneath a thunderstorm, which made identification tricky, but after several low-altitude passes, the F-111 crews felt sure they had the right ship.
Encouraged by the news that the Mayaguez and its crew hadn't been taken to the mainland, the President ordered the JCS to have the Air Force prevent any boat traffic between Koh Tang and mainland Cambodia.
The helicopter's tail was in the trees, its nose in the water.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/3227/maya.htm   (4572 words)

 Mayaguez   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The USS Holt, which was the first Navy vessel to arrive in the area after the capture of the MAYAGUEZ, sailed for Kach Tang Island to provide a boarding platform for the Marines and volunteers.
At 1:45 the towline was made fast, the anchor chain was cut with an acetylene torch by Griffin and the Holt began her tow while MSC engineers continued to work on the ship's plant.
As the Holt began towing the MAYAGUEZ, a small fishing boat approached the USS Wilson which was lying off Kach Tang Island to support the amphibious assault.
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 Seized at Sea: Situation Critical - The Story of the Mayaguez Crisis
The Mayaguez story is one of those terrific opportunities that come along for a filmmaker to tell a powerful and thought-provoking tale filled with fascinating people, real life drama, moving experiences, tragic ironies, and never before seen visuals.
In a sense, the Mayaguez Incident seemed to be a microcosm of the whole Vietnam War.
The Mayaguez Incident has touched so many lives, from President Ford to the six Cambodian men who are stationed today on Koh Tang - it's safe to say that now it has touched mine as well.
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 PUERTO RICO HERALD: Mayaguez At Night   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
What does remain is the University of Puerto Rico's Mayaguez campus, a science and technology-based university that during the past 20 years has been a scouting ground for every company (from NASA to Boeing) looking for world-class engineers and mathematicians.
This is the Mayaguez that exists under the radar of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, a math and science college town where conversations over drinks are more likely about developing alternative energy sources than about Uma Thurman's Oscar dress.
The UPR's Mayaguez campus is home to more than 12,000 students who stretch their brains solving difficult equations during the day, and drinking it up at El Garabato at night..
www.puertorico-herald.org /issues/2004/vol8n10/PRSST0810-en.shtml   (929 words)

 Capture and Release of SS Mayaguez by Kmer Rouge forces in May 1975
She was renamed SS Sea in 1964, and SS Mayaguez in 1965.
On May 12, 1975 the SS Mayaguez was in a regular shipping lane in the Gulf of Siam about 60 miles from the coast of Cambodia, but only about 8 miles from Poulo Wai (Kao Wai), an island claimed by Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Marines were to overpower Cambodian soldiers believed to be aboard the Mayaguez, allowing the MSC crewmen to prepare and sail the ship to safety.
www.usmm.org /mayaguez.html   (1594 words)

 AllRefer.com - MayagUez (Caribbean Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
It is a port of entry as well as a shipping and manufacturing center in an area where sugarcane, coffee, tobacco, and livestock are raised.
MayagUez has long been known for its embroidery.
The city, founded c.1760, is also a communications and cultural center with a growing population.
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 History - USS Mayaguez Rescue Attempt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The crew of the Mayaguez had apparently not been informed after its departure from Saigon on April 26th of either its fall or the heated border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand.
The capture of the Mayaguez came at a time when American political influence in Southeast Asia was at a particularly low point.
One of the alternative examined by the National Security Council and the President was to land an assault force by helicopter on the top of the Mayaguez's steel cargo containers and retake the vessel by force.
afsf.lackland.af.mil /Heritage/History/heritage_mayaguez.htm   (556 words)

 RIO YAGUEZ AT MAYAGUEZ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Rio Yaguez Basin is located in the west-central part of Puerto Rico within the Municipality of Mayaguez.
Rio Yaguez flows westward throughout the city of Mayaguez to discharge into the bay.
Mayaguez is currently the leading city and growth center of the western region of Puerto Rico (population of 100,000 people).
www.saj.usace.army.mil /dp/puerto_rico/projects/rio_yaguez_at_mayaguez.htm   (194 words)

 From Yauco to Las Marías. By Karl Stephen Herrmann.
The main body halted at the same hour just outside the eastern entrance to the town, preparing a makeshift meal; and at this point the sick, both on their own account and to make room in the already crowded ambulances, were transferred to a private hospital.
As it was, it was promptly and gallantly repulsed, the repulse resulting in the enemy's precipitate evacuation of the city of Mayaguez, though it had been placed in a state of defence.
Mayaguez is a darling little city on the western coast of Puerto Rico,--a place of lattices, balconies, and walled-in gardens ablaze with blossoms.
www.fortunecity.com /victorian/churchmews/1216/FromYaucotoLasMarias.html   (14981 words)

 The Mayaguez Incident
The destroyer Holt was directed to seize the Mayaguez, while Marines, airlifted and supported by the Air Force, were to rescue the crew, at least some of whom were believed to be held on Kho Tang.
Aboard were the 39 crewmen of the Mayaguez.
The Mayaguez incident is no more than a footnote in most histories of the period.
www.afa.org /magazine/valor/0991valor.asp   (1014 words)

 Honors sought for Marine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Mayaguez was seized 12 days after the fall of Saigon, the South Vietnamese capital.
All 40 Mayaguez crew members were eventually released by the Khmer Rouge.
Mayaguez “was part and parcel of the final chapter.
www.enquirer.com /editions/2000/05/15/loc_honors_sought_for.html   (683 words)

 Mayagüez on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Victor Huerfano, assistant investigator of the Puerto Rico Tsunami Warning and Communication Program, located by the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez, is shown in June 2004.
The Last Battle: The Mayaguez Incident and the End of the Vietnam War.
A higher-ground photo of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, taken on July 9, 2004, is shown.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/M/Mayaguez.asp   (595 words)

 cheap car hire mayaguez airport - car rental in mayaguez airport from Holiday Autos
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 El Tranvía de Mayagüez, Primer Ferrocarril Urbano de Puerto Rico
Mayaguez fue fundado en el 1760, su desarrollo fue lento y su economía dependía casi exclusivamente en la agricultura.
Este voraz incendio destruyó gran parte de la Villa de Mayaguez; la población se componía de unas 700 casas, menos del 10% subsistieron.
En este mismo año, don José A. González y Echevarría presentó la propuesta para El Ferrocarril Urbano de la Villa de Mayaguez, este comenzó a ofrecer servicios en el 1875 y consistía de un carro tirado por caballos.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/nuevomayaguez/eltranva.htm   (714 words)

 Mayaquez and National Security Decision Making in Crisis
This paper will show that the history of the rescue of the SS Mayaguez and her crew would be entirely different if Henry Kissinger were taken out of the equation and replaced by a Cyrus Vance or a Dean Rusk.
The White House responded with a press release that declared US forces had already secured the Mayaguez and would cease military operations only if the crew were released immediately and unconditionally.
Once the crew of the Mayaguez was secure, the focus shifted to withdrawal of forces from Koh Tang and more retaliatory air strikes against the Cambodian mainland.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/1997/Robinson.htm   (3244 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: The Last Battle: The Mayaguez Incident and the End of the Vietnam War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Mayaguez was captured by the Khmer Rouge about 60 miles from the Cambodian coast.
This operation was hailed as a victory for the presidential administration, a victory by the Khmer Rouge, a failure by troops in the action, and a debacle in leadership and command and control by military officers who participated.
Previous books have been written regarding the Mayaguez Incident, but The Last Battle encapsulates all aspects of the operation and lets the reader see the chaos of war and the results of poor leadership, at every level.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0786708581   (2173 words)

 Rehabilitating and Repairing the Buildings and Bridges of the Americas: Hemispheric Workshop on Future Directions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Mayaguez is a city of 100,000 population, the largest in the west coast of the island.
Mayaguez is a scenic 2.5-hour drive from San Juan, and 40 minutes from Puerto Rico's finest Caribbean beaches.
Other places of interest within 90 minutes of Mayaguez are the Arecibo Radio Observatory, the Rio Camuy Cave Park, the Hacienda Buena Vista coffee estate, the Maricao State Forest, and the 425-year old city of San Germán.
www.civil.uprm.edu /rr/pr_mayaguez.htm   (730 words)

 KWC cruises past Puerto Rico Mayaguez   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
It wasn't the kind of game that pleased KWC coach Ray Harper, not with the Panthers committing 21 turnovers against a winless team, but at least some of the Panthers stood out.
Wesleyan distanced itself from Mayaguez after intermission when the Panthers used the 3-pointer to expanded their 42-37 halftime advantage.
Wesleyan shot 46 percent from the field to Mayaguez's 42 percent.
www.messenger-inquirer.com /sports/college/7951429.htm   (581 words)

 SS Mayaguez Incident and Rescue Department of Defense Files   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Later in the morning the Mayaguez steamed to Koh Tang Island under the control of her captors.
The mission to rescue the Mayaguez and its crew took the lives of 41 American servicemen.
The US military operation to recover the SS Mayaguez and her crew consisted of a number of related actions including the reboarding of the Mayaguez, air strikes against military targets on the Cambodian mainland; and insertion of US Marine Corps forces on Koh Tang Island to search for the crew of the Mayaguez.
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 Mayaguez Travel Guide: Things to do in Mayaguez, PR - 10Best
Bordered to the north by surfing town Rincon, to the south by the red cliffs of Cabo Rojo, and to the east by historic San German and the mountains and rainforests, the charms of Mayaguez may be less concentrated than those in San Juan, but they are no less spectacular.
The word “Mayaguez” means “place of many streams” in the Taino language.
Fact 2: Mayaguez means “place of many streams” in the language of the native Taino Indians.
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 Mayaguez Resort & Casino - Winner.com Online Casino Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Mayaguez Resort & Casino is a premier business and resort hotel on the Puerto Rico scenic West Coast.
Situated on 20 acres of landscaped gardens, the Resort has a hilltop view of the deep-water harbor of Mayaguez and only a 5-minute drive to the city business center and the University of Puerto Rico.
The Resort is 2 hours away from the Luis Munoz Maren International Airport and is served by most major airlines.
www.winner.com /Casinos/Mayaguez_Resort___Casino/Mayaguez_Resort___Casino14984.asp   (179 words)

 Mayaguez   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W Holding Company, Inc. (NYSE: WHI), the financial holding company of Westernbank...
A new course, developed by the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, IBS Caribe and Bruker Optics and Umetrics, will, instead, take a "hands on" approach...
He has also managed winter ball in the Puerto Rican League (Mayaguez and Arecibo) and in the Arizona Fall League (Mesa).
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 Mayaguez Dentists & Dental Insurance @ Dental Plans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
With the most dentists in combined networks anywhere, several Mayaguez dentists and dental plans may be available in your area (find Mayaguez dental plans).
Each participating Mayaguez dentist charges plan members according to an established "discounted fee schedule." Services include teeth whitening, dentures, gum surgery, implant dentistry, laser dentistry, and many more.
If you are in need of specialty work from Mayaguez general dentists, Mayaguez cosmetic dentists, Mayaguez family dentists, holistic dentists, Mayaguez oral surgeons, or Mayaguez pediatric dentists, participating Mayaguez dentists are available for each dental plan.
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 GWEC Education Partner: University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, and Space Grant University founded in 1911.
The UPR Mayaguez is fully accredited by the Middle State Association of Schools and Colleges, of which it has been a member since 1946.
The engineering program also counts with one of the largest female student population in the U.S. just behind Texas A & M. With almost 40% of women, it also has the highest percentage of female undergraduate students in engineering in the U.S., followed by MIT with 30% female students in engineering.
www.gwec.org /member.cfm?MID=86&MTYP=2   (192 words)

 Recovery of the S S Mayaguez
While General Graham and his staff discussed expanding the refugee facility at Camp Pendleton, on 12 May 1975, the SS Mayaguez steamed off the coast of Cambodia, its crew not suspecting that they would become the center of world attention for the next five days.
At 1400 on 12 May, the Mayaguez and its crew were in international waters near the coast of the new Khmer Rouge 'republic' (renamed Kampuchea by the victorious Communists).
Despite the fact that the Mayaguez was well beyond Cambodia's territorial waters, within an hour it had been fired upon, boarded, and seized.
ehistory.osu.edu /vietnam/books/end/0238.cfm   (576 words)

 Mayagüez Resort & Casino
Once on Route (2) you will get to Mayagüez in about 50 minutes, and you will be able to see the sign that read Mayagüez Resort and Casino.
You will pass the Mayaguez Airport on the left hand side.
After the Big Kmart Shopping Center, (4th traffic light), you will see The Mayaguez Resort and Casino's sign, turn left at fourth light left to route 104.
www.mayaguezresort.com /about.htm   (222 words)

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