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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 28, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana WHS wins 4th straight Softball 265 May 50 cents Patriot now rests in homeland By DAVID HAWKINGS Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON Cogdells tour of duty on a distant shore has lasted longer than a quarter the pastor Let him rest here now in this beautiful of patriots With the Greg Enstrom of Greentowns First United Methodist Church ended his sermon here Friday at the funeral for Air William It was followed by the second burial this spring at Arlington National Ceme tery for Vietnam War combat casu alties whose remains have only now been recov ered and returned In a military chapel just across the Potomac River from the white marble of the nations William Enstroms allu sion was to the fourth verse of America the Oh beautiful for patriots that sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities undimmed by human a County be 56 were he still was defoliating a part of the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos the morning of Flying a small and slow he was ordered to descend feet in search of a downed pilot but was quickly cut from the sky by a wave of enemy antiaircraft Witnesses agreed no one could have survived the ensuing crash and Cogdell was listed as killed in and ever since his family has been working to retrieve and bury the captains A joint American and Laotian team found remains at the jungle crash site in early It was a year until military forensics equipped with dental could confirm that his remains had been Enstrom centered his sermon on the Old Testament story of who carried the bones of Joseph with him on the Israelites exodus We take his bones with lest We the pastor said to the 50 friends and family members in the most of them from tral He served his couri Cogdell tryas he lived his life With a with a dignity that is rarely found in the mourners were led by and a selfemployed seamstress in She was accompanied by their three sons Douglas and Bradley and their who was bdrn after the captain left on his tour in Southeast Five Cogdell grandchildren also If there was ever a person that typified the allAmerican it was his broth Charles Cogdell of Fort said in a eulo He would be somewhat embarrassed by all the pomp and ceremony of a heros bur Charles Cogdell He would simply tell that was his But as an offi cer and a combat casualty of Cogdell was accorded the pings of honor that the American military gives its At the chapel on Fort his body was met by a marching a color a major general and a pla toon with bayonets glistening all in Air Force dress blues After a halfhour ceremony inside the the eight white gloved Air Force pallbearers gen tly lifted the coffin onto a black draped which was pulled by five Percheron horses mounted by fulldress band alternating dirges and patriotic the cortege marched half a mile into the ceme a sergeant hoisting a large black POWMIA flag in front of the Precisely after the captains rela tives were positioned beside the a quartet of F15s roared in from the then one pealed off skyward to create a missing man formation The ceremonies took place under azure blue skies on what for an unusual ly cool and blustery May A 21gun salute was fired near the grave and Taps was The honor guard lifted Stars and Stripes off the casket and snapped it into a perfect Edwin Tenoso of the Air Force presented the flag to Kirk standing son of the late William and the pilots Keith watch Carolyn Cogdell place a rose atop the casket Friday at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia Tribune Washington Bureau photo by Martin Simon Friends and family remember Cogdell ByMIKEPALUCK Tribune staff writer Before his role as an Air Force pilot in Southeast Cogdell was a Greentown youth active at Eastern High School and in his Twentyseven years after his death along the Ho Chi Mirth Cogdell was remembered by some his his father and a former Dwight Singer of Kokomo attended Eastern High School with and both were members of Greentown Methodist Singer considered himself a good friend of and he reminisced about their high school days and their involvement in the church youth We used to go out and put on Sunday evening services for vari ous Methodist churches in the We would take over the whole give a little and do He said Cogdell spoke at several of the He was a fantas Singer remembered Cogdell in a telephone interview from his office as personnel administrator at Chrysler casting Ive got goose bumps going up and down me as we talk because I tell I can just remember Bill as just a good old Hed do Anything for and he was very well liked in very well He was a very very dedi cated young he was a super a super student who is sorely added that Cogdell came from a very fine He said he keeps in touch with the who refer to him as Please see PA12 Edwin gives William s Carolyn Cogdell an American flag that her husbandS COffin AP photo Police will be watching for violators on 31 Beautiful weather forecast for holiday weekend By MIKE FLETCHER Tribune staff writer Kokomo police will be out in full force on 31 Sunday and Monday to help control the heavy traffic expected on Memorial Day weekend with race fans heading to the Indianapolis In race fans couldnt have asked for better weather for the weekend in central It should be sunny and warm today with highs in the On race day Sunday it should be mostly sunny with highs in the according to the National Weather The police patrols are part of a project which began last It was put into place May 23 and will continue until 30 for the section of 31 between 300 South and 300 according to accident investigator John Brpwn said that stretch of 31 has one of the highest accident rates in the Because of a grant was approved by the Feder al Highway Administration and the Indiana State Office of Traffic The grant was designated strictly for law enforcement this year with a cooperative effort between city Indiana State Police and the Howard County Sheriff the lieutenant We anticipate traffic will be at a higher level because of the Brown The goals of the police patrol are to enforce traffic laws and to reduce the speed of motorists to help reduce acci Brown Police will also be enforcing all traffic Police will continue their effort to detect and arrest intoxicated he More than 45 per cent of all fatal crashes nationwide aye attributed to alcohol involve according to the National Safety Not only will we be increasing patrols for the Memorial Pay weekend but we also will be paying special attention to motorists to determine if they and their passengers are wearing seat said Assistant Chief Charles Since safety belt use has increased from 11 percent to the current 66 Increasing the usage to 75 percent in passenger cars alone would save an addi tional lives per Proper use of lap and shoulder belts can reduce the risk of fatal injury by 40 to 50 percent and can reduce the risk of serious injury by 45 to 55 according to statistics from the National Safety With that in Kokomo police are constantly reminding citizens to buckle up when dri ving or Nearly people die in traf fic accidents each and traffic accidents continue to be the lead ing cause of death for people ages 6 to 33 in this according to the Police that is the numbers are but not all vehicle crashes are real ly accidents some are pre The use of seat belts could have reduced the severity of injuries in three of the five traffic fatalities in Kokomo and Howard County this police Inside todays Tribune Local A minister is among several men arrested on public inde cency charges at state Page World Gasoline continues to get through to despite inter national Page Also inside Classified Local News of
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