Cody Fields sworn into Army

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Cody Fields, a 2010 graduate of Tucumcari High School, was sworn into the U.S. Army on Feb. 3. He will complete basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He is the son of Delmarie Fields and brother of Dakota Fields. —Submitted by Daniel Perez

Tucumcari soldier returns from Afghanistan

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QCSun Staff Army Pfc. Travis Munsell, 19, was considering a trip to the lake with his friends Tuesday morning after returning to Tucumcari from Kabul, Afghanistan Friday. Munsell said he grew up in Tucumcari, moving here from Houston at age four or five. Munsell originally planned to join the United States Coast Guard after high […]

Pike chronicles advertised Southwest

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Yes, my calendar says that Feb. 22nd is George Washington’s Birthday, 1732. Skip to Feb. 26, and my calendar says: “1807: Zebulon Pike’s party was captured by Spanish soldiers from Santa Fe.” Who was Zebulon Pike? His father was an officer in George Washington’s army and who, after the […]

Don Huckabee

Don Huckabee Services: 2 p.m., today at Calvary Baptist Church in Friona, Texas. Don Huckabee, 72, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, in Friona. Mr. Hubackabee was born Feb. 14, 1934 in Springlake, Texas, to Harvey Alfred and Zella Lea Bairett Huckabee. He was a decorated veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the U.S. Army, […]

Soldier from Clovis loses life in Iraq

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Leroy “J.R.” Segura Jr. had already earned a Purple Heart when he returned to Iraq for a second tour of duty in July. Returning to the war-ravaged country just six months after his first tour was difficult for his son, Leroy Segura Sr. said. He was tired and wanted some […]

Soldier from Clovis dies in Afghanistan

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The Clovis soldier killed Sunday in Afghanistan was helping to rebuild communities in the war-torn country, his father said. Sgt. Robert Paul Kassin, 29, died near Larzab in Afghanistan’s Zabul province, Army officials said. He was killed when his platoon was attacked by small-arms fire while on patrol, according to […]

Setpuagenarian gets high school diploma

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By Ryn Gargulinski It may have taken 56 years, two wars and five children for him to do it, but Tucumcari resident Joe Valverde finally got his high school diploma — at age 73. “I made the military my career,” Valverde said, “and I never finished high school.” Although one cannot say he did not […]

Army officials owe Tillmans complete candor

Exactly what sequence of events led to the death by friendly fire of Army Ranger Pat Tillman —the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University athlete who gave up a pro football salary to join the war on terrorism — remains uncertain. And as long as they are, those who loved and respected Tillman will continue […]

obits 9/10

James Stallings James W. Stallings, 88, died Sept. 7, 2003, at Assisted Living in Logan. He was born Feb. 11, 1915 in Decatur, Okla. Mr. Stalling served his county in the U.S. Army and later was transferred from the U.S. army Aircorp to the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in […]