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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - August 20, 1967, Darmstadt, HesseThe stars and strips ships store the British aircraft Carrier Hermes Center and the frigates Minerva far left and Galatea second from right take on fuel and stores from Fleet Supply ships while steaming in for mation off of Hong Kong. Up photo hangar beam collapse kills 2 men injures 5 Weymouth mass. A two civilian workers were killed and five were injured Fri Day when heavy precast con Crete beams to support an air Craft hangar collapsed at sout Weymouth naval air station. Dead were Crane operators William f. Mcgowan of Tewksbury mass., and Sabatino g. Youngest Reader we won t try and kid you that Little Teresa six month old daughter of it. David Gross Pitburg is is youngest Reader. To be truthful mrs. Gross has found out that a subscription provides some mutually relaxing and quiet spells during a Busy Day circulation office phone numbers Greece Athena Civ 985188germanyberlin, Civ 739308 Bremerhaven Civ 45341, Mil 76s4 Frankfurt Civ 08108-204t, Mil Osenbach 755. Kaiserslautern Civ 5117. Mil Voge web 7050 leghorn Mil Camp 1461 Mannheim Civ 871402. Mil Rhelna 618 Munich Civ 5166923, Mil 7356nuernberg. Civ 776647, Mil 6613 Stuttgart Civ 854225, Mil 7230 United kingdom Wiesbaden. Civ 420779, Mil 28593 London Civ a Zullp 2264t ext 44 Spain Madrid Civ 2228290, ext Sou subscribe now government housing Only Rasetta of Reading of them had almost made it to safety when the Crane Boom struck him. Three of the 120-ton beam were in place and the fourth was being erected when some thing snapped and the beams spanning 200 feet came Plung ing Down on two cranes 70 feet below. Paul Legere of Weymouth Foreman for Boston steel erect ing co., said the two Crane operators were working for him. Their 100-foot cranes were not in use at the time and the operators were outside their cabs. We were cleaning up some spilled Concrete on the floor Legere said. All of a sudden Felt pieces of Concrete hitting me on the head and heard a Hor Rible Roar. I looked up and could set the thing coming Down. Iran As fast As i could away from that place shouting All the Way and then i heard a when the collapse be Gan Legere said one of the Crane operators began to run. He had made it into the Clear and was out of there when one of the falling beams hit his Crane and the Crane collapsed. The 100-foot Boom caught him when he was 90 feet Legere said the other opera Tor ran in the opposite direction trying to get out onto the air Field but pieces of Concrete hit him on his hard hat and the res of the Bubble came Down and crushed Newark s riot losses exceed $10 million Newark n. J. A the Newark riot last month Cost More than $10 million in losses to businesses that were looted burned or otherwise damaged the mayor s office reported Friday. The exact loss estimate was$10,251,200, fixed by p. Bernard Nortman chief of the City s of fice of economic development. Three of the injured were on staging 40 feet High. It collapsed and tossed them into the rubble which also caught another Man underneath. After the collapse the fore Man said we ran Back and clawed through the rubble without Bare hands to get at the injured. It was the most horrible sight i be Ever the air station used for naval Reserve activity is located about 17 Miles South of Boston. The hangar scheduled for dedication sept. 30, is being built on the site of the station s800-foot Blimp hangar torn Down about a year ago. The new building will be about half As Long As the old one. Byrd blocks lbs nominee on War Issue Washington a pro testing the attitude of certain High officials on the Vietnam War sen. Harry f. Byrd jr., d-va., Friday blocked Senate confirmation of Townsend Hoopes As under Secretary of the air Force. Byrd forced the Senate to a Lay action until at least next week after describing Hoo Pesas one of a Small group of advis ers to Secretary of defense Rob Ert s. Mcnamara who Are very influential on . Policies an strategy in Vietnam. Hoopes 45, has held various posts in the defense department and has been a consultant to other government agencies. Differences of opinion he and Byrd expressed some differences of opinion at a hear ing before the Senate armed services committee senator in a series of questions contended that . Casualties and expenditures in the Vietnam War were greatly to the advantage of the soviet Union. Byrd insisted that a length continuation of the Vietnam War was favourable to the soviet Union. Hoopes replied that he believed soviet leaders hoped the Vietnam War would end soon because they feared a direct confrontation with the unite states. Byrd told the Senate he was inclined to oppose confirmation for Hoopes but would decide later. Byrd did not Block approval of the nomination by the armed services senator said however he was concerned As to the think ing on the Vietnam War by cer Tain officials in High do not oppose a lengthy War in Southeast Asia the Sena Tor said even though it has Cost this country More than $50 Bil lion and some 100,000 casualties during the past two the same period the soviet Union has provided about $4 Bil lion of Aid for North Vietnam and has suffered no casualties Byrd said. Byrd said he wanted the War ended at an Early Date because it was draining american re sources and manpower. Lbs will give medal to Marine Viet hero Washington a presi Dent Johnson will personally present a medal of Honor Mon Day to Marine gunnery sgt. Jimmie e. Howard in ceremonies at the White House. Howard 38, will be the sixth Marine to be awarded the nation s highest award for Valo during the Vietnam War. A native of Burlington Iowa he no lives with his wife and six Chil Dren at san Diego is being cited for his heroic action in Vietnam on june 16, 1966, when he led an 18-Man reconnaissance patrol Ina fierce Battle against a Battal Ion of Viet , then a staff sergeant was serving As a platoon platoon was occupying an observation Post deep within enemy controlled territory when a Viet Cong Force estimated Tobe of battalion size launched a vicious attack with Small arms automatic weapons and mortar fire.tin1 citation accompanying fhe medal of Honor relates that Howard or Ani Ivl his men into a tight defense directed their fire and encourage their resist Ance. Wounded by a grenade he proceeded to maintain radio communications and direct airstrikes on the enemy with uncanny accuracy the citation says. Five of his men were killed and All but one of the oth ers wounded but the platoon kept command of its position until it was evacuated. Through his extraordinary courage and Resolute fighting spirit gunnery sgt. Howard was largely responsible for preventing the loss of his entire platoon the citation reads. Howard currently serving Asa battalion training no at the Marine corps recruit de pot san Diego was twice wounded in Korea and receive the Silver Star for gallantry in enlisted in the Marine corps in 1950.his Mother mrs. Eclythe b. Schneider lives at Rural route1, Sperry Iowa. His father is dead

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