Vietnam war veterans owed apology

By Baxter Black: On the edge of Common Sense This Memorial Day weekend, my thoughts will go back to a friend from college — Clovis May. He was a mild-mannered, hard working, good cowboy from a ranching family in Deming, New Mexico. I don’t recall exactly what his major was, but probably range management or […]

Vietnam vets honored

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun More than 25 people turned out Monday in Logan to observe New Mexico Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day. “We are very happy with the turnout,” said American Legion Post 77 Commander Bobby Casados. With a police escort, the group marched on the 540 Loop from U.S. 54 to Post 77 […]

Vets remember July 4th, every day

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By QCS Staff Hardly a day goes by that Vietnam vet Roger Wakefield doesn’t get a wave,

‘We come here to remember’

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Friends, relatives of deceased veterans gather at Memorial Cemetery to pay respects. On a sunny Memorial Day in Tucumcari, relatives and friends of deceased veterans came to Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery to pay their respects. Benny Sandoval drove from Garden City, Kan. The former Tucumcari resident, army specialist, and […]

Vietnam marine shares war experiences

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By Angela Peacock Beautiful foreign women, opportunities to travel and a chance to earn cash were just a few reasons Robert Lumpkin signed up to become a U.S. Marine in 1964. The one detail his recruiter forgot to mention was that he would be traveling as a soldier to Vietnam, along with an estimated 40,000 […]

Veterans Day: make time to say thanks

By Angela Peacock More than just a day off, Nov. 11 is a time for Americans to locate and praise one of the 25 million living United States veterans who have served this nation. That was the message Quay County Commissioner Grace Madrid, expressed in her keynote address during Tucumcari’s Veterans of Foreign War annual […]

Military man flew aircrafts, wife rescued wounded

By Ryan Lengerich Walking his golden retriever outside Denny’s restaurant and waiting for his wife to pick up the food, George LaFrance was stopping in Tucumcari on his way to Arizona. All he did before arriving here is serve more than 30 years in the military, fly major military aircrafts, survive one term in Korea […]