Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - December 5, 1991, Hutchinson, Kansas Anderson Continued from Page 1 joked about tight-fitting He said they were his first new pair since he was can't imagine how glad I am to see an emotional Anderson told thought about this moment for a long time and now it's and I'm scared to I don't know what to He hugged and kissed Alex an AP Ending the news he have a date with a couple of beautiful ladies and I'm already very He was referring to Sulome and her Asked what his last words to his kidnappers he rolled his eyes and said Anderson left later in the evening for where recently released hostages Douglas Friends of 23rd & Main Joseph Cicippio and Alann Steen are resting and undergoing medical Anderson was accompanied by Larry E. deputy director of the AP's World Services A U.S. military doctor in Wiesbaden said Steen suffered brain damage and periodic seizures because he was kicked in the head during his The release of the three Americans ended the agonizing hostage drama for the United Two Germans still are held in and U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar said his work would not be over until they are President Bush called Anderson in Damascus express the love and admiration that all Americans have for White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater Frank who spent two years in captivity with said from that Anderson's release truly freed all hostages once held in today is the first day you can officially call me an now that Terry's Reed God almighty we're all free at Bush Continued from Page 1 carrier had his own brush with death as the San Jac battled across the The task force was given orders to take out a radio tower on Chichi The Japanese protected by heavily fortified was providing early warnings of American war Bush and three other Avenger pilots tried to take out the transmitter on Sept. 1, 1944, while torpedo and dive bombers from the carrier Enterprise attacked the Hellcats flew protective But none scored a direct They tried again the next The Avengers took off at 0715 hours and climbed to 12,000 feet for the hour-long flight to Chichi This time there were in groups of flak was the heaviest I'd ever flown The sky was thick with angry black clouds of exploding antiaircraft Bush The lead Avenger scored direct hits on the radio Bush sweeping in at a 35-degree angle that as if you were headed straight there was a as if a massive fist had crunched into the belly of the Smoke poured into the and I could see flames rippling across the crease of the edging toward the fuel Bush The smoke obscured Bush's but he stayed on target and this time his bombs hit He pulled the plane belching black and headed out to Bush leveled off and told his two-man crew to the Bush tumbled out of the cockpit and pulled his perhaps too His head bashed the plane's which also ripped his But the chute bore him safely to the waters Bush looked in vain for any sign of his One Avenger swooped down to signal to Bush where his yellow seatback raft had Bush swam that way and clambered in. Other pilots strafed a pair of Japanese boats that had set out from the island toward the fallen The boats turned His mates flew back to San and Bush's raft was drifting slowly back toward Chichi Groggy and nauseous from Hutchinson News Dec. 5,1991 Page 2 lowing sea his arm stung by a Portuguese Bush paddled furiously against the He didn't want to be A few minutes before about 3 Vs hours after being shot Bush spotted a small black dot on the dot grew First a then the conning A U.S. submarine rose to the dispatching a rescue team that pulled the young pilot to The as they is I The Hutchinson 662-3311 OUTSIDE 1-800-766-3311 Richard E. editor and publisher Department Roger editor advertising director Kevin circulation director Jim press operations director pressroom supervisor Gregg mailroom supervisor Debbie marketing director Mary assistant managing Angie Focus Bob David sports editor Rex Christ promotion Mary state supervisor Production; George composing room foreman Subscription Single copy 35c daily 11.00 Mail m Year 1134 04, plus 6 months 0B. plus 3 months 536 60, plus tax Out ot Year 5147 96, 6 months 577 52, 3 months 540 50 Mail subscriptions not accepted in carrier delivery Suggested Home Delivery By Carrier per plus Motor Route 18.77 per plus tax Sunday Carrier and Motor 51 per including Second class postage paid at 67504 0190. 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