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People have often wondered what happened in Benghazi the night Ambssador Chris Stevens was killed. Kris “Tonto” Paronto was there. He knows. And he’s coming to Prescott on February 17. 
Representative Paul Gosar says he is closely monitoring the situation with Kayla Mueller.
  In the summer of 2013, the community of Prescott was still reeling from the shock of losing 19 firefighters at Yarnell. Then, unexpectedly, in August, 2013, one family in particular experienced their own, intensely private torment. Their daughter, Kayla had been kidnapped by ISIS while working as a humanitarian aid in Syria. In an effort to guard her life, they kept the story secret, asking government officials and journalists to please refrain from naming her.  Those in the know kept the secret, as her parents continued to hope. For nearly a year and a half, Kayla Mueller’s name was never mentioned publicly. That wall of secrecy came crashing down Friday, February 6, 2015, when ISIS announced via Twitter that Kayla Mueller had been killed as part of the Jordanian air raids. They showed images of a building in rubble, but they didn’t offer any solid evidence that she had actually been killed during the air raids.    US State Department officials say they don’t have any confirmation. Jordan officials openly express their skepticism. Kayla’s parents remain hopeful that she is still alive. This letter was released to the media by Kayla Mueller’s parents Friday night at 7:53 pm, according to AZCentral.   We, Carl and Marsha Mueller, are the parents of Kayla Jean Mueller. She has been held by ISIS in Syria since August 4, 2013. To those in positions of responsibility for holding Kayla; in adherence to your warnings and out of concern for Kayla's safety, we have been silent until now. After going to extraordinary efforts to keep Kayla's name out of the media for so long, by securing the cooperation of journalists throughout the world, her name was released today. This news leaves us concerned, yet, we are still hopeful that Kayla is alive. We have sent you a private message and ask that you respond to us privately. We know that you have read our previous communications, John Cantlie made references to them in October. You told us that you treated Kayla as your guest, as your guest her safety and well being remains your responsibility. Kayla's mother and I have been doing everything we can to get her released safely. At this time we ask you, who are holding Kayla, to contact us privately.   Governor Doug Ducey's Statement On Kayla Mueller PHOENIX - "As a parent, it's unfathomable to imagine the pain and heartache Kayla Mueller's parents have lived with and the uncertainty they must feel today. Kayla has devoted her life to serving others. At just 26, she has literally been around the world, with the simple but righteous goal of making it a better place. As long as there are humanitarians like Kayla in this world, evil will not prevail. My thoughts and prayers, like all Arizonans and Americans, continue to be with Kayla and her family.”     STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON HUMANITARIAN AID WORKER HELD BY ISIL IN SYRIA   Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today released the following statement on the young humanitarian aid worker held captive by ISIL terrorists, Kayla Mueller from Prescott, Arizona:   “In August 2013, a young humanitarian aid worker named Kayla Mueller from Prescott, Arizona was taken captive by ISIL terrorists while leaving a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Aleppo, Syria. Kayla had been working along the Turkish-Syrian border for months helping the thousands of innocent men, women and children whose lives were torn apart by the humanitarian catastrophe created by Bashar Assad and the Syrian civil war. Since her graduation from Northern Arizona University in 2009, Kayla had dedicated her life to helping people in need around the world – in India, Israel, the Palestinian territories and back home in Arizona.   “While I have no new information today on Kayla’s current situation, I do know from speaking regularly with her family that she is extremely devoted to the people of Syria, and to doing all she can to alleviate the terrible suffering which has left more than 200,000 people dead and driven millions from homes into refugee status. I also know that Kayla is extremely well-loved and dearly missed by her family and friends in Arizona.   “I ask that the news media please respect the privacy of the Mueller family at this difficult time, and for all Americans to say a prayer for Kayla, her family, and her safe return home to those who love her.”     Flake Statement on Kayla Mueller   Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) today issued the following statement in response to unconfirmed reports related to Kayla Mueller, a 26-year-old Prescott, Ariz. resident and humanitarian aid worker, who has been held hostage by ISIL since 2013: “The reported events surrounding Kayla Mueller – a Prescott resident – can be laid squarely at the feet of ISIL. She deserves to be remembered for dedicating her life to the service of others. My thoughts, like those of so many across Arizona and around the globe, are with Kayla’s family. The best thing Congress can do now is authorize the mission against ISIL to let our allies and our adversaries know that we are united in our resolve.”     YCSO Offers Protection and Privacy   When asked about their efforts to guard the family of Kayla Mueller, Dwight D’Evelyn wrote, “...we are in touch with the State Department who is in direct contact with the family and assisting as needed…”   Further Information about Kayla Mueller: AZCentral: Family, community kept Mueller’s capture a secret   JackCentral: Kayla Mueller: A commitment to Human Rights     Editor’s note: If we get more information, we will post it on this page. Check back often. What we can say, is that we have found no confirmation or evidence of Kayla’s death at this point. We do not consider ISIL to be a credible source, nor do we consider Facebook to be a reliable, trusted source. It is our desire to be responsible and cautious; we do not want to publish rumors. We continue to pray for Kayla's safety and her family’s strength as they go through this ordeal.  SHARE In the summer of 2013, the community of Prescott was still reeling from the shock of losing 19 firefighters at Yarnell. Then, unexpectedly, in August, 2013, one family in particular experienced their own, intensely private torment. Their daughter, Kayla had been kidnapped by ISIS while working as a humanitarian aid in Syria. In an effort to guard her life, they kept the story secret, asking government officials and journalists to please refrain from naming her.  Those in the know kept the secret, as her parents continued to hope. For nearly a year and a half, Kayla Mueller’s name was never mentioned publicly. That wall of secrecy came crashing down Friday, February 6, 2015, when ISIS announced via Twitter that Kayla Mueller had been killed as part of the Jordanian air raids. They showed images of a building in rubble, but they didn’t offer any solid evidence that she had actually been killed during the air raids.    US State Department officials say they don’t have any confirmation. Jordan officials openly express their skepticism. Kayla’s parents remain hopeful that she is still alive. This letter was released to the media by Kayla Mueller’s parents Friday night at 7:53 pm, according to AZCentral.   We, Carl and Marsha Mueller, are the parents of Kayla Jean Mueller. She has been held by ISIS in Syria since August 4, 2013. To those in positions of responsibility for holding Kayla; in adherence to your warnings and out of concern for Kayla's safety, we have been silent until now. After going to extraordinary efforts to keep Kayla's name out of the media for so long, by securing the cooperation of journalists throughout the world, her name was released today. This news leaves us concerned, yet, we are still hopeful that Kayla is alive. We have sent you a private message and ask that you respond to us privately. We know that you have read our previous communications, John Cantlie made references to them in October. You told us that you treated Kayla as your guest, as your guest her safety and well being remains your responsibility. Kayla's mother and I have been doing everything we can to get her released safely. At this time we ask you, who are holding Kayla, to contact us privately.   Governor Doug Ducey's Statement On Kayla Mueller PHOENIX - "As a parent, it's unfathomable to imagine the pain and heartache Kayla Mueller's parents have lived with and the uncertainty they must feel today. Kayla has devoted her life to serving others. At just 26, she has literally been around the world, with the simple but righteous goal of making it a better place. As long as there are humanitarians like Kayla in this world, evil will not prevail. My thoughts and prayers, like all Arizonans and Americans, continue to be with Kayla and her family.”     STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON HUMANITARIAN AID WORKER HELD BY ISIL IN SYRIA   Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today released the following statement on the young humanitarian aid worker held captive by ISIL terrorists, Kayla Mueller from Prescott, Arizona:   “In August 2013, a young humanitarian aid worker named Kayla Mueller from Prescott, Arizona was taken captive by ISIL terrorists while leaving a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Aleppo, Syria. Kayla had been working along the Turkish-Syrian border for months helping the thousands of innocent men, women and children whose lives were torn apart by the humanitarian catastrophe created by Bashar Assad and the Syrian civil war. Since her graduation from Northern Arizona University in 2009, Kayla had dedicated her life to helping people in need around the world – in India, Israel, the Palestinian territories and back home in Arizona.   “While I have no new information today on Kayla’s current situation, I do know from speaking regularly with her family that she is extremely devoted to the people of Syria, and to doing all she can to alleviate the terrible suffering which has left more than 200,000 people dead and driven millions from homes into refugee status. I also know that Kayla is extremely well-loved and dearly missed by her family and friends in Arizona.   “I ask that the news media please respect the privacy of the Mueller family at this difficult time, and for all Americans to say a prayer for Kayla, her family, and her safe return home to those who love her.”     Flake Statement on Kayla Mueller   Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) today issued the following statement in response to unconfirmed reports related to Kayla Mueller, a 26-year-old Prescott, Ariz. resident and humanitarian aid worker, who has been held hostage by ISIL since 2013: “The reported events surrounding Kayla Mueller – a Prescott resident – can be laid squarely at the feet of ISIL. She deserves to be remembered for dedicating her life to the service of others. My thoughts, like those of so many across Arizona and around the globe, are with Kayla’s family. The best thing Congress can do now is authorize the mission against ISIL to let our allies and our adversaries know that we are united in our resolve.”     YCSO Offers Protection and Privacy   When asked about their efforts to guard the family of Kayla Mueller, Dwight D’Evelyn wrote, “...we are in touch with the State Department who is in direct contact with the family and assisting as needed…”   Further Information about Kayla Mueller: AZCentral: Family, community kept Mueller’s capture a secret   JackCentral: Kayla Mueller: A commitment to Human Rights     Editor’s note: If we get more information, we will post it on this page. Check back often. What we can say, is that we have found no confirmation or evidence of Kayla’s death at this point. We do not consider ISIL to be a credible source, nor do we consider Facebook to be a reliable, trusted source. It is our desire to be responsible and cautious; we do not want to publish rumors. We continue to pray for Kayla's safety and her family’s strength as they go through this ordeal.  SHARE
It’s a day off for most schools, so why not go fishing or hiking? It's free!
Jerry Kindall, 2nd baseman, Wildcats Coach, and author of “Baseball: Play the Winning Way,” spoke to over 400 people at the annual Prescott Prayer Breakfast.

WWII: Survival on a B-17

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