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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 30, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                Oilers draft Childress to shore up defense draft Michigan defensive lineman Page 10 years Vietnam vets have mixed feelings The dreams ana pain are behind him now ariU he deals with the memories of Vietnam by talking about the ex perience to his children and his New Braunfels High School coach Tim Kingsbury was a Marine in Vietnam for six months before he was shot in the He was 18 years Hes not the only Vietnam veteran in New Braunfels who has mixed emotions on this 10th anniversary of the fall of Saigon the day the president of South Vietnam surrendered his country to the Communists in North such as Henry Pearce and Norman are still trying to recruit more veterans from that war into the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War They dont feel Vietnam vets deserve the treatment they have received the past 10 War is hell and no one likes to think back on War is hell and no one likes to think back on I feel the vets deserve a heck of a lot more than what we Pearce If we had really committed our there is no doubt in my mind that we could have won the Kingsbury Pearce I feel the vets deserve a heck of a lot more than what we Kingsbury said he doesnt want to forget what hap pened in It was a pretty important piece of my he At that age we were all 18 and 19 youre pretty For three years after he returned to the United States in Kingsbury had nightmares and often woke up in the middle of the Id grab my wife and start talking in he I dont have too many dreams and bad memories Kingsbury said that talking about his experiences have helped him come to terms with what he did in Ive been able to adjust pretty he Some people use itas a Kingsburys two age 5 and have asked their daddy about the war and have been watching film clips on I always try to talk to them he I hope they never have to get involved in that The football and baseball coach also teaches world history at New Braunfels High School and part of his lesson plan is a section on And I do go to other classes and talk to them and show them some of my he adding that some students have the impression that all American troops were on And some dont even know what Vietnam See Page 16 Chalk talk on CISD Pages New Braunfels Herald New Texas 85 Tuesday April 25 Cents 16 Pages 10 students hurt in bus wreck ByDANAOVERSTREET Staff writer Ten New Braunfels elementary school children and the driver were injured Monday morning when their school bus slammed into a pecan tree in Landa Driver Thomas of and 7yearold Michelle Clark of Spring Branch remain in satisfactory condition at McKenna Memorial where they were treated for broken Nine other children were treated for and bumps and released from the Rainslick streets were a major factor in the said New Braunfels Police Patrolman Russell He the driver was coming down and he apparently saw he wasnt going to make it at that Bell He hit the brakes and started to The bus hit an embankment on the right side of the road and bounced back across to the left down a small and into the tree 27 feet from the He hit it It was a pretty good Bell Its hard to turn them buses With such big steering you just dont do The who still is investigating the estimates the bus was traveling at about 25 miles per hour down Its a good thing it didnt come down sideways or else it would have turned Bell adding that the bus might also have hit a guard rail and fallen off a steep Four New Braunfels ambulances were dispatched to the which occurred about Monday mor Because of the some of the 25 students on the bus were taken to the Oak Crest home of New Braunfels Police John McEachern and checked out by EMS Those with more serious injuries were taken by am bulance or family car to the They were Faye 12 Cori 7 Lynn Ann 10 Vance 12 Jennifer 9 Erica 10 Amy 9 Deby Lynn 11 and Jason A New Braunfels fire truck also went to the scene as a precaution because of a gasoline smell at the said fire chief Jack The bus was headed to three elementary schools Carl Schurz and Lone Utilities engineer saw helped children off bus By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A New Braunfels Utilities engineer was at the right place at the right time Monday when a New Braunfels ISO bus slid down Fredericksburg Road and struck a And Bill Tepe said he was able to do the right thing and keep a cool because of his Safe Haven firstaid Safe which was introduced to area school children last is a program that teaches kids to associate safety with the NBU Children are in structed if theyre ever injured or in they can go to any Utilities vehicle and receive Barry Safe Havens creator and Utilities in formation service said Mondays accident was a good example of the need for seat belts on school Tepe was taking his daily reading of the Edwards Aquifer observation well in Landa Park Monday when he saw the bus start sliding down It ran into a tree in front of Tepe The next thing I heard was children There were a lot of bloody noses and but they were all able to walk out on their he Their reactions to the accident Tepe said one little boy kept I lost my I have to find my That was his one big Another little girl refused to let go of the seat in front of but Tepe finally persuaded her to get off the bus with the rest of the I was trying to get them off as fast as because I was afraid the bus might The engine part ran right into the so that was a he The bus driver was thrown over to the exit door in the so Tepe We got him out but we had to pry open the door to do The children were all piled up in the back of the Tepe then used the bus firstaid kit to try and stop the bus drivers bleeding until the Emergency Medical Service personnel The EMS was really on top of They showed up within 10 and within 30 they were taking children to the Tepe said a woman passerby and a park employee also helped him get the driver and children off the They did as much as I he I really didnt do anything I was j ust DERYL CLARK HERALD ZEITUNG The impact pushed the steering wheel to the back of the drivers More page 2 Inside Water Watch Comal cfs down 4 Canyon cfs down 71 Canyon Dam outflow cfs same Edwards same Canyon Lake same Todays Weather A 30 percent chance of rain today will decrease by but skies will remain partly cloudy through Temperatures will reach the mid 80s and drop to the mid60s Southerly winds will be steady at about 10 miles per Mondays high was 82 and this mornings low was CLASSIFIED 1215 COMICS CROSSWORD DEAR ABBY DEATHS HOROSCOPE 12 OPINIONS SPORTS STOCKS TV LISTINGS 11 WEATHER Federal defend leg irons By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer A former Comal County prisoner now serving a life sentence as a habitual criminal claims shackles used to keep him from escaping were cruel and unusual County law enforcement officers testified Monday in the federal in which officers in Comal and Bexar counties are being sued by former prisoner Bradford Allen Bullock had been shackled because of a history of escape No decision has been rendered in the damage case by District Judge Hippo but he took it under A decision should be ready in about a the court deputy said currently serving a life sentence at Texas Department of Corrections after his third felony sued Sheriff Walter Sheriffs investigator Kermit Kroesche and Soliz and Major Reyes with Bexar County Sheriffs Bullock claimed that the leg irons used by both sheriffs departments in 1980 were cruel and unusual The plaintiff claimed the shackles had been applied too tight and had caused a cut en his ankle to become Originally Bullock filed two separate pro se without an at torney cases against each countys Later the cases were consolidated and Bullock was ap pointed a The plaintiff had a history of escape attempts before being in carcerated Sheriff Walter Fellers We were warned that he would try to escape when we got Fellers said He had already escaped when in custody in Bexar So we used leg irons to keep him from getting That is an accepted procedure if a prisoner is considered a high escape Fellers and Rudy Rubio with the sheriffs department along with several family and friends of the plaintiff who had visited him while he was in He and another prisoner he brought up with him as a Al we think were planning an escape from the federal cour said County Attorney Bill who defended the county officials in the When they were searched before being brought up to the federal prison in the guards found two bills on Bullock and a handcuff key in his Garcia refused to allow Villanueva to testify because he had not been on the original list of witnesses Bullock See Page   

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