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Danville party plans are final

Original post made on Jan 23, 2009

Danville has finalized plans for the community celebration tomorrow to welcome home Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger. Festivities will begin at 1 p.m. on the Town Green on Front Street, which will be closed.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 23, 2009, 1:52 PM

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Posted by Jordan
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Jan 23, 2009 at 9:46 pm

I plan on riding my bike to this event - it's not often that something like this happens. The only other times Danville closes roads and tons of people gather is for the car shows and town/country anniversaries.


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Posted by Gary J. Mondfrans
a resident of another community
on Jan 24, 2009 at 12:54 am

I have been moved by recent events and prepared a total of

five videos honoring the heroic acts of Captain Chelsey

"Sully" Sullenberger, his experienced, disciplined, and

well-trained Flight Crew and all the other hero "first

responders", public safety and Joe-citizen alike, who gave

selflessly of themselves and made the remarkable events of

US Airways Flight 1549 indeed a "Miracle on the Hudson",

saving the lives of all 155 people on board.

Two special videos incorporate radio recordings of the New

York Fire Department and CAD text of the actual FDNY

incident and could also serve for training purposes of

this successful water rescue of a plane crash.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=43v9YAVFLG8
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OafCEdoP-hg



A special birthday gift video to hero pilot Captain

Chelsea Sullenberger was posted yesterday on his birthday,

January 23rd, 2008:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YStnEU6e-58 and I hope to

present a specially prepared DVD honoring all the heroes

of Flight 1549 both the Capt. Sullenberger and his family

and to Danville's Mayor Newell Arnerich

at Saturday's well deserved return to a

home-town hero's welcome.


Perhaps you can advise me on what

would be the best way of presenting my tribute video,

While I work for the San Francisco's Department of

Emergency Management, not as any official act. It will

be presented to them as an out of respect as a

professional and public servant. I was twice elected to

San Bruno City Council, first at the age of 24 and served

also served as Mayor prior to my start as a San Francisco

Police Dispatcher and 911/SF Public Safety Dispatcher for

the past 27 years.


Time, persons and events move me to create special video

presentations as G-Shots TV. My tribute video to President

Barack Obama was posted on Inauguration Day January 20th

2008: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cjs7AhL1Rk and I was

pleased that the President invited Capt. Sullenberger, his

wife and flight crew to share the joyous day as we

celebrated the rebirth of America based upon a renewed

faith in our ideals, purpose and history.

Both Google and YouTUBE carry my videos under my

'GShotsTV' ID and on my Web Site: www.GShotsTV.com

s/ Gary J. Mondfrans

Former Mayor of San Bruno California ("The Airport City"
Emergency Communications Dispatcher for over 27 years
SF 911/Dispatcher#73
(650) 219-8188



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Posted by Gary J. Mondfrans
a resident of another community
on Jan 24, 2009 at 1:03 am


Video Links in Tribute to all the heros of Flight 1549 Jan 15 2009:

Web Link - Flight 1549 Heroes
Web Link - New York Fire Dept.
Web Link - FDNY Rescue Flight 1549

Tribute Video to President Barack Hussein Obama Jan 20 2009:
Web Link


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Posted by Shanta Bulkin
a resident of another community
on Feb 9, 2009 at 2:40 am

Hello -

This past year National Geographic Magazine dedicated a good portion of one edition to survival in the wilderness which paid quite a bit of attention to surviving a very difficult or catastrophic incident.

The article is partly based on (of course the concept of luck is taken into consideration)the fact that our daily habits have alot to do with how well we hold up after intitally surviving a potential tragedy.

One expert explains how some people are walking accidents ready to happen and that you would not want to be in a life threatening situation with them as their instincts tend to be negative.

All I could think of, after hearing about and then watching some interviews of Mr. Sullenberger, is that he IS someone that I would want to be with in a life and death situation, whether it be in the wilderness or in an urban setting.

Hats off to him, his crew, and most certainly his family.

All the best,

Shanta Bulkin
San Francisco resident


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Posted by Shanta Bulkin
a resident of another community
on Feb 9, 2009 at 2:40 am

Hello -

This past year National Geographic Magazine dedicated a good portion of one edition to survival in the wilderness which paid quite a bit of attention to surviving a very difficult or catastrophic incident.

The article is partly based on (of course the concept of luck is taken into consideration)the fact that our daily habits have alot to do with how well we hold up after intitally surviving a potential tragedy.

One expert explains how some people are walking accidents ready to happen and that you would not want to be in a life threatening situation with them as their instincts tend to be negative.

All I could think of, after hearing about and then watching some interviews of Mr. Sullenberger, is that he IS someone that I would want to be with in a life and death situation, whether it be in the wilderness or in an urban setting.

Hats off to him, his crew, and most certainly his family.

All the best,

Shanta Bulkin
San Francisco resident


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