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Mom of US serviceman missing in Ukraine tearfully recalls his cryptic warning

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The mother of one of the two US military veterans feared captured fighting for Ukraine has tearfully recalled her son warning her he was “going dark” — days before a colleague told her he went missing on a mission “gone bad.”

Lois Drueke told NBC News that she last communicated with son Alexander Drueke, 39, last Wednesday — the same day fellow Alabama vet Andy Huynh, 27, was also last heard from.

“He wrote and said, ‘I’ll be going dark tomorrow and possibly the next day.’ And I wrote back, ‘Stay safe, and I love you,’” she said, pausing to control her emotion.

“He wrote back, ‘I love you too.’ And that’s the last I heard from him,” Drueke told the outlet, calling her son “the most loyal American you will ever meet.”

The panicked mom said she was then contacted Monday with an alarming message from a fellow US veteran who had been with her son in a village outside Kharkiv.

Alexander Drueke, Lois Drueke
“He was not there to fight. He was just there to train,” Lois Drueke said of her son.
via REUTERS

“He said that there had been a mission and that it had gone bad,” she recalled to NBC.

“And after 36 hours, everyone had come back, except Alex and Care Bear,” she said, using a codename the troops used for Huynh.

If the pair have been captured, they would be the first known US citizens to have been taken as prisoners of war in the brutal nearly four-month-long war.

White House national security spokesperson John Kirby said that if the reports are true, the US “will do everything we can” to get them back.

Drueke’s mom said that she had not given up hope that her son — an Army veteran of eight years and who had been a staff sergeant — could still be hiding in Ukraine and “out there evading the enemy.”

However, she was panicked at the possibility he had been captured by Russia, which recently sentenced two captured British fighters to death.

Alexander Drueke
Drueke served two tours in Iraq.
Facebook/Alexander Drueke

“If worst comes to worst, I know he was doing something he truly believed was good and noble,” she told NBC News, her voice breaking again.

She put Military.com in touch with “Pip,” the US veteran who had relayed his fears that the duo had been captured after the mission “gone bad.”

Pip — who refused to identify himself — also shared with her an “intercepted Russian communique that talked about having captured two Americans near the area where Alex and Andy went missing,” Duerke’s mom said.

She told the military site that her son — who had PTSD after two tours of Iraq — went to Ukraine in April after telling her he had “the ability and the knowledge to help train the Ukrainian soldiers.’”

“He was not there to fight. He was just there to train,” she insisted.

She said she was “so proud of him.”

“He said ‘Mom, if I die over there, I have died doing something I truly believe is a good thing; I’m over there for purpose, and it’ll be a warrior’s death,” she recalled.

He told her, “‘Just know that I did what I believed was right to do. I believe that I am helping to save American lives, not just Ukrainian lives,’” she said.

Alexander Drueke
Drueke warned his mother that he would be “going dark” for a few days.
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Alexander Drueke
An Army veteran, Drueke is among the first Americans to go missing in the Ukraine conflict.
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Russia’s defense ministry has yet to comment on the reported capture.

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
New York DMV

The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
New York DMV
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
New York DMV

There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
New York DMV
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
New York DMV

He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

Source: NYS DMV

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