Tucumcari civilian heads to Iraq

TV Hagenah A civilian employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Conchas Lake will be heading to Iraq on Sunday, and she is proud to say she volunteered to do it. “I thought about it for quite a while,” said De De Pacheco of Tucumcari. “And it’s something I want to do.”Pacheco said […]

Soldier returns home

TV Hagenah After over a year in Iraq, Eddie Gonzales of Tucumcari is back home and happy about it. “It’s just nice to be able to drive down the street and not be worried about somebody shooting at you,” said Gonzales. The staff sergeant, said he was proud of the work he and the other […]

Tucumcari Marine heads back to Iraq

By TV Hagenah Tucumcari Marine Sgt. Collin Barry has already had one tour of Iraq. Still, he is looking forward to heading back for a second tour to that Middle Eastern country in the not too distant future. “It’s what we (the U.S. Marines) do, “ said Barry about once again going into a potentially […]

An exit strategy, ASAP

Freedom Newspapers The aftermath of the war in Iraq is not going as well as the lightning-quick victory. The country remains in chaos, with anarchy in many cities, including parts of Baghdad. The first U.S. official in charge of reconstructing Iraq, Army Lt. Gen. Jay M. Garner, left the country on May 6 and was […]