European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Mar 20 1968, Page 2

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - March 20, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseThe stars and stripes Admiral s visit adm. Horacio Rivera jr., commander in chief of Al lied forces Southern Europe meet Canadian maj. Gen. Gules a. Turcot commanding general of Allied come Europe Mobile forces following a Honor ceremony and briefing at Usa eur he in Heidelberg the introduction is Gen. James ii. Polk Usa eur commander in chief. At right the Admiral signs a autograph Book for Michael Mcgrath As Joe Napoli left and Mark Ben Ettawa to their turns. Rivero also visited Neucom he in Stuttgart sunday and marines rout reds shelling Dong a base from a and up dispatches . Marines routed band of North vietnamese troops who had been rocketing the american base at Dong a from a deserted Village an killed 67 of the enemy in a five hour Battle. . Spokesmen said tuesday. The . Command said 12 marines were killed and 24 wounded another five hour Battle Between . Infantrymen and Viet Cong in the Mekong Delta about40 Miles Southwest of Saigon left 26 enemy dead the spokesmen said. Two americans were killed and several in South Vietnam Only Small scale ground action was reported. South vietnamese headquarter Viet Cong fired 60 rounds of mortar and recoilless Rifle fir into a populated area 12 Miles South of Ca Mae capital of the southernmost province of Viet Nam. A government spokesman said there was no report on casualties and he termed damage very Light. B52s activeb52 bombers flew five mis Sions four of which pounded enemy positions around the . Marine base at Khe Sanh on the West end of the demilitarized zone. The other raid was against enemy troop concentrations in the Central Highlands near Bane Thuot. Over North Vietnam plane from the aircraft Carrier Kitty Hawk attacked the m1g air basest Kien an six Miles Southwest of the port City of earner based planes struck at a military Complex 22miles South Southwest of Hai Phong and a ferry 18 Miles Southof Hanoi. Other . Air strikes monday were largely confined to North Vietnam s Southern Panhandle i Norway Prince to wed commoner Safe he in Wiesbaden monday be ceremonies in acid Elbert Admiral Rivero returned to his a South Headquarters which is Lin Naples Italy. Ass Oslo a the engagement of Norway s Crown Prince har Aid 31, to a commoner Sonja Haraldsen 30, was announced tuesday by King Olav King sent a message to the storting parliament advis ing his approval of the engage ment of the couple close Friend since their schooldays. The Prince and Sonja met at High school in minister per Borten announced that his government had previously been consulted by the Constitution made the King responsible for approving marriage plans of the heir to the throne. He government Hadnot advised against the match. He expressed the government conviction that the decision was the Best for the Royal House an nation. The government then sent Telegram of congratulations to the Royal couple. Most constitutional expert agree that the King s approval cleared the Way for Sonja to share the throne. Disability Home Loans higher benefits asked for vets Washington up an advisory commission on veterans programs called tuesday for expanded benefits ranging from in creased disability compensation to higher burial allowances. The group after a year Lon study made 79 recommendations for changes in veterans benefits in a report to the House vet Erans affairs major proposals entered on service connected disability compensation. It Basic rate of $300 a month for totally disabled veterans should be boosted $100, which would Cost about $11,2 million for the 112,000affected. Payments for partial disability would be increased by a percent Cost of living Index since dec. 1, Francis x. Scafuro leading banker Dies new York a Francisx. Scafuro 61, senior vice presi Lent of the Bank of America died monday in a Hospital after suffering a heart attack in his office Here. An authority on foreign cred insurance the italian born sea Uro was a consultant to the Senate finance committee. Age equal to the increase in the1965. The panel maximum Home loan guaranty of $7,500 should be increased to $10,000 an the $17,500 maximum direct loan made in areas where Guaran teed Loans Are not available should be increased to $20,000with provision that the veterans administration could go up to$30,000 in areas of higher Cost Levels. A House Bill calling for the $10,-000 maximum Home loan guaranty has been approved by the committee. The commission also $250 burial allowance for vet Erans which is separate fro the burial allowance paid for sol Diers killed while in service should be increased to $400. The panel noted that president Johnson budgeted $7.3 billion for veterans programs in fiscal 1969and that its hearings in nine major cities showed that vet Erans programs As they exist at present Are fulfilling in Large Par the nation s responsibilities to its veterans and their suggested the 11-Mem Ber commission in january 1967and it was created by the vet Erans administration the follow ing month. I go defector a weak Man his wife says Washington Tex. Up Cpl. Mckinley Nolan 24, re ported by the communists to Bea defector to the Viet Cong is not the sort of Man who could stand on his own two feet his wife said . Mary Alice Nolan 21, said her husband volunteered forthe army to avoid getting a per manent was claimed to be a defector monday by Hanoi had been listed As absent without leave by american authorities. Mrs. Nolan said his last letter was dated August 1987. He said in the letter How bad conditions were in Vietnam she said they were having to Lien water and drink dirty Nolan suffered shrapnel wound last year and was awarded the purple heart she two were married in 1963 when she was 16. She lived in Houston then moved to Washington Tex. new school i opens at shape shape Belgium a -thj$7-miilion International school at supreme Headquarters Allie Europe shape was Ina git rated Here tuesday. The nato military Headquarters moved Here last year. Gen. Lyman l. Lemnitzer supreme Allied commander Europe two belgian ministers another High ranking Allied officers and belgian officials presided Althe ceremony. The school has its 2,500 Pupil divided into five sections Ger Man ., British Canadian an belgian. Only the us. And Ca Nadian sections have his h school classes the rest being primary and kindergarten. The school is equipped wit More than 100 classrooms two language laboratories several science laboratories and the gymnasiums. Frankfurt observes bombing Frankfurt is flags will Fly at half staff on All German municipal buildings her tuesday to Friday to Mark the destruction of Frankfurt s Oldtown by Allied bombing raids in March 1944. Bonn to buy i is instead of f104gs by Peter Kuhut staff writer Bonns a the German air Force and Navy have decided to buy from 150 to 180 of a phantoms instead of modified f104g Star fighters the bundles Wehr general staff has announced Here. Final approval to Purchase the Mcdonnell produced Jet fighters is expected shortly from the Bun Des Wehr inspector general de Maiziere and defense minister Gerhard decision in favor of the f4s, defense ministry source said was based on the fact that the modified Star fighter the so called go version is still on ii Cheed drawing boards while the phantom in a combat proven bugles Wuhr also is wary of getting deeper into the Star fighter program after the heavy Cost of earlier modifications the sources decision came As some what of a Surprise after a Dele gation from the defense ministry studied Lockheed s new Star fighter proposals at the com Pany s California headquarter Early last month. As with the Star fighters the German aeronautic Industry will take part in the f4 production under licensing agreements. Acquisition of the phantoms most of them reconnaissance ver Sions is expected to fill the gup until the bund Estehr decides on a successor to the . German press Rex arts said Bonn is leaning toward its own development of the new Genera Tion of Luftwaffe aircraft rather than turning again to . Manufacturers. Promotions. Continued from Page d port Unity for men in Vietnam is Etter than elsewhere in to armed forces. Had High Praise for the de sense department for the opera Tion of project 100,0mthe pro Gram to make effective soldiers out of men who were previously disqualified for mental or minor physical deficiencies. Found that proficiency pay which provides extra Mon he payments to men in hard Uwe Tain skills is significantly improving retention. The report sharply criticize the army and Marine corps for unjustified unnecessary Are morale damaging Rulfus a caused by the manner in in a the services revised their in listed stripes and rank design subcommittee 0 recommendations for tirinfe114 pay programs More in patterns. Flu considerations of More Longhty pay Steps where and for consideration of h or forced attrition wit i Severus pay for enlisted personnel. Promotion problems been a contributing lust Ducco retention in the. Since 1963, the Suki said despite a mini raise in each of the -

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