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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 5, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas 1 Aloof lia Center Box 75235 Sunday Taylor Communications 50 cents 1980 HeraldZeltung 74 62 Pages 4 Sections USPS 377880 New Texas native new starlin Army ranks By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer Julius Parker a black native of New was made a brigadier general in the Army Parkers Vernilla of 646 Central and his pinned on the stars that capped a 24 year military career during ceremonies at Fort Mc is director of intelligence for Army Forces in charge of training and equipping intelligence units in the Army and Army I guess it has to be a success story of some Parker acknowledged in a telephone interview But it only happens because of the people who work for you and make you look The higher you the more dependent you are on someone else to get the job done Parker Parker praised the teachers at his high school alma Booker Washington where colored students attended before the integration of New Braunfels High School in Parker was graduated from Booker Washington in In that kind of how good an education you got depended on the and on the dedication of the The teachers we had were very I was taught college math in high school and had an edge when I attended Prairie View Parker Teachers made the I dont fault my education one Later when on active I had to compete with graduates from Ivy League and I found they were no more qualified than he Robert commander of the Forces called Parker one of our finest soldiers at the Thursday Parker was commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduation from Prairie View in where he had studied for a medical career and was a cadet in the Reserve Officer Training He was a platoon leader at Fort then an assault weapons platoon leader in Korea with the 1st Cavalry Division during the late Parker became executive officer at Fort and was operations officer for a battlegroup of two com panies while stationed He next went to and commanded a military intelligence detachment with the 7th Corps in West After a stint at Fort training staff Parker served a year in Vietnam as a senior district ad viser to the South Vietnamese Parker attended the Armys prestigious Command and General Staff College at Fort then was assigned to the Pentagon as a branch chief for the Department of the By he was back in in charge of intelligence services for the 3rd Armored In he returned to attending the Army War College at Carlysle Parker then taught at the War College for two more He then returned to and commanded the 501st military intelligence He came back to Washington and served as executive officer to the assistant chief of staff for intelligence in Parker was selected for promotion to general in Sep tember The Army has 25 black generals or colonels who will soon be Julius Parker Parker with his mother Vernilla Parker Parker promotion phases his friends Uncle Lemon Wilson points out house where Julius Parker grew up Staffpholo People who know Julius Parker say his promotion to brigadier general comes as no A very intelligent said Leon an uncle who watched him grow Parkers who went to Georgia last week to see her son get his still lives next to the old home on Central Avenue where she raised him and his younger Bet shes worrying about her right said Lemon another Shes always Ill tell That Julius was some kind of different He was always When he went to college he commenced to studying like Lemon People down there at Prairie View didnt believe he was from a small town like New Braunfels he was too I dont sometimes I believe he was just born with He was gonna be a but he didnt want to wait so You know how they have to work so many years in a hospital in thats He told me by the time he got That Julius was some kind of different He was always to practicing medicine hed be too Lemon said with a So he made the Army his Walter Faust remembers Parker as the kid who took care of his a very pleasant young He was the type of fellow thats I knew he would make it to the What is brigadier general That means he still has a few stars left to and hell probably do Faust His whole family has worked for my family over the His Grandfather Parker worked for my Grandfather We feel very close to Hes always been very generous about stopping by when hes in town and saying He brought his wife by one then his Faust Upon college graduation Inside 8B Vetter seeks to make deputy legal Iran raids Baghdad new warning issued Iraq AP Iranian jets attacked fogshrouded Bagh dad on Saturday in retaliation for a series of Iraqi air and both Persian Gulf countries claimed victories by their ground forces in battles for key Iranian Irans revolutionary Ayatollah Ruhollah issued a new warning to Arab countries against aiding Iraq and again rejected an Iraqi ceasefire in the 13dayold And Tehran radio said Iranian firing squads had executed 15 people in the war zone for espionage and Iraq gave no indication it was calling off its plan to halt the fighting for four days starting at sunrise But Iraq said its troops would return any Iranian Western diplomats in Baghdad said the war seemed to be settling into a static but was still packed a potential for spreading beyond Iran and There were no new developments on the fate of 52 American hostages held in Iran since although Irans Parliament has named a committee to examine the hostage Lowflying Iranian Phantom jets pierced morning fog over Baghdad Saturday and Iraqi antiaircraft and missile batteries opened Explosions were heard to the south and west of the but there was no information on whether the Iranian planes had bombed One resident said his home was hit by machinegun Precindt 2 Constable Kermit Vetter will ask Commissioners Court Monday to approve a request for a deputy but since Al Herbrich has served that post since the move will amount to getting his legal paperwork In the eyes of county none of the deputy constables have been legally constituted since they were since documents stating a need for the deputy position cannot be found in county Vetter did not join the other three constables in asking the court to eliminate the and under Texas law the courts 8 decision to grant the request did not apply to Vetters Vetter said Friday he met with commissioners and they agreed there was a They interpreted that day 8 the decision would apply to all four Since I did not it did not apply to my deputy at Vetter A search for the paperwork did not ensue until after the so only Herbdchs status was called into The court approved Herbrichs ap pointment as a deputy constable in Vetter He was a appointed in 1977 as a reserve Vetter got together with County Attorney Paul Roberts and Assistant County Attorney Bill Reimer and had the proper papers drawn He said he didnt know if the court would argue about the need for a Certainly there wont be any I believe Wetz Monroe Wetz has indicated he would vote for Vetter Wetz said 28 he would support Vetter if a request for a deputy was Ive always supported law en The record shows it anything theyve asked Ive gone along Wetz Wetz with statements made by Vetter at the Garden Ridge City Council meeting 25 that Precinct 2 had lost some law enforcement protection because of the courts Passengers abandon liner Alaska AP A luxury liner on a 30day cruise to the Orient caught fire Saturday in the Gulf of and nearly 510 people many of them elderly Americans were bounding in chilly seas for more than nine waiting to be picked up by helicop the Coast Guard The Holland America Cruises liner was burning Coast Guard officials 2nd the weather worsened as the rescue effort wore Clouds and fog lowered waves surged up to 12 to 15 feet and winds whipped up to 25 to 30 knots with higher said Coast Guard Phil Nine hours after the passengers left the all but 60 persons had been picked up and taken to the foot oil tanker the first rescue ship to arrive at the The tanker has a helicopter lan ding After the passengers and most of the crew aban doned the Dutch vessell 40 of its 190 crew members and one Coast Guardsman stayed aboard to fight the Nine hours they gave and were taken safely aboard the Coast Guard cutter a Coast Guard spokesman At one injury was but later in the Johnson said Everyone has been accounted for and there are no reported He said getting the passengers from the ship into life boats was described to us as a very orderly drill that went very Were going to get everybody onto the tanker and then worry about what to do with them from said Ray another Coast Guard The rescue process slowed after some lifeboats ran out of the Coast Guard forcing four helicopters to transport passengers from the lifeboats to the Thirteen suffering from mild were flown by helicopter to about 120 miles north of the burning ship Massey It has a list to There are flames said Coast Guard Dave Hiltibrand said of the disabled Thats all we know about The cause of the fire was not
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