European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jan 16 1968, Page 1

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - January 16, 1968, Darmstadt, Hesse i. Wiist it. In omits Morris from Stamford Conn., who was in the Bunker said the Soldier a do tan22, an unmarried draftee from fhe Highland City of Dolat. By his unselfish acts and sacrifice above and beyond the Call of duty per. Tan undoubtedly saved our lives and enabled us to continue the directing of artillery and air support Morris said. The communist grenade that Tan muffled with his body win one of two thrown in to the Bunker during a North vietnamese ground attack on a battalion of the vietnamese 22nd division s 41st regiment in the Phu my District in coastal Binh Dinh province. The communists penetrated the battalion perimeter and stormed some of the bunkers including the one occupied by the four americans and pvt. Tan the Flatt grenade rolled inside the Bunker and exploded behind one of tha radios being used to Call in air and Art i Lory support. The second grenade landed among the five men crouched in the darkness it. Morris said the vietnamese Soldier shouted that he had seen the grenade. Then a picked it up clasped it to his Chest and fell to the ground. The explosion tossed Tan s body across the Bunker and shrapnel struck the Ameri. Cans. The vietnamese Soldier was dead but the americans were Able to continue Call ing in air and artillery sup port and within an hour the final enemy attack was front. On Page 2/. Col t quakes kill 300 weather partly Cloudy with isolated a Lri Hower. Inc Rimling cloudiness Ami lightly cooler wednesday. Frankfurt he Delbern High 48, Low 40. Temperatures recorded monday get _ 44 44 in pm Arn i1136 34 Adana c 27 57 Madrid e 30 so Athens o 45 48 Munich p 83 3� Valano cd 48 68 Paris r37 48 Berlin c 46 46 Prestwick p 43 52 Frankfurt p 36 54 Romp. Pm b2 London p 54 m wheelus c a car cd Cloudy a partly c i o or rain. Aid weather Wing stripes unofficial newspaper of . Forces in Lurono North Africa and the Middle East vol. 26, no. 271 if 21855 a 5 Dally 10 sunday tuesday january 16, 1968 villages Are piles of debris Palermo Sicily a a shattering succession of earthquakes rumbled through he frosty and mountainous Western tip of Sicily 300 persons were re ported dead. But with Many of the stricken communities still out of touch officials feared the final death Oil might go to 500, or even More the injured were expected exceed 1,000. About 10,000 persons were left without Homes and spent monday night outdoors or under tents pitched by the italian army. The tremor toppled houses hospitals and medieval castles and churches in the worst Dis Aster to hit the Island since 1908. Spurred by police reports of font. On Page self col. 2j Neckar River Falls cosign As it surges Over its Banks at Hirschhorn Germany about 15miles East of Heidelberg. The Rhine and main Rivers Are also nearing flood stage after a thaw. Story p. 23. 8&s by Cole victim of shooting wife Mother bar heart donation Conn. I Tal had sought permission to transport Eugene Wright a truck Driver to Mara oxides where two patients Are awaiting heart transplant operations Anda third a kidney transplant. They had hoped that Wrigh would of the donor for one heart patient and the kidney patient. Guy Mckinstry assistant administrator at Stamford said sunday night that Wright s Mother had refused to give permission for the use of Wright s body As a donor. Wright s Mother is Youmans of Estill . Wright s wife Louise had taken Back Oral permission shot had Given doctors at Stamford Hospital to allow her husband to be the . Wright had Given Permis Sion from the Hospital where shews a patient after the birth o her son. Her husband was wounded while celebrating the birth police said the wife s Par Mission would have been suffice ant but she changed her font. On Page �4, col. 1 High court oks . Central Pennsy merger Washington up the supreme court monday approved the Long delayed merger of the Pennsylvania and new York Central railroads making the Combine the largest private rail system in the world. The huge company will serve20 states and two Canadian prov inces. It will have about 20,000miles of track and operating revenues of nearly $2 billion. The rail network will Range from Montreal and Boston in the North Norfolk va., in the South East and Mackinaw City mich., through Chicago and St. Louisin the West. At the same time the court upheld an interstate Commerce commission inc order requiring the Norfolk & Western new system to take in three Small lines on which the Impact of the merger will fall heavily. These Are the Erie Lackawanna the Delaware & Hudson and the bos ton it Maine. In other action monday the font. On Page col. 1

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