Iraq war veteran visits Tucumcari students

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By William Thompson: QUAY COUNTY SUN Students’ eyes were fixed on the army captain in his desert fatigues as he described a bomb exploding near his Humvee on the streets of Baghdad. Capt. Calvin Kroeger said his driver and gunner were seriously wounded and he took some shrapnel. Kroeger, who returned from a year-long stint […]

Veterans honored in Logan

TV Hagenah The Logan’s American Legion Post 77 will be honoring America’s veterans Saturday, Nov. 13 with a special Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner at the Post’s bingo hall. “We think these people are our nation’s heroes,” said Arlin Cordova, one of the organizers of the annual event from the Logan American Legion Ladies Auxiliary”. “These veterans […]

D-Day anniversary reaffirms belief in prayer

Debra Whittington “Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18. “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Render therefore to all their […]

Local couple heads to Washington D.C. for memorial dedication

TV Hagenah The last time Frank Garcia was in Washington D.C. World War II had just ended and he was returning to the United States after a number of years with the Army in Europe. Now he is returning to the nation’s capital and that very war he was returning from 60 years earlier, is […]

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 calls for respect

By Angela Peacock On Tuesday, people from around the nation will gather to pay tribute to the men and women who have fought to keep America free. Veteran’s Day is about respect, and former enlisted U.S. Navy soldier Steve Hensley doesn’t feel Americans understand the true meaning of the holiday. “People don’t give the veterans […]

Just Passin’ Through: Indiana honeymooners impressed with New Mexico culture

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By Angela Peacock Editors Note: Just Passin’ Through is a weekly feature profiling the interesting people who stay only briefly in the community. When Gene and Judy Fortune Herr Fritts’ of Evansville, Ind. decided to honeymoon in New Mexico it never crossed their minds they would discover a culture which would enable them to meet […]

World War II hero is never on time; his wife hates to be late

By Angela Peacock Whenever the Reynolds travel Shirley does all the driving due to her husband Homer’s vision disability. While Homer sits in the passenger seat observing the highways for any potential road hazards he has learned how much better off he’ll be if he remains silent instead of trying to navigate for the woman […]

Area residents express beliefs about Iraq war

By Angela Peacock While eight Democratic candidates bashed President Bush and his actions regaurding the war in Iraq during a televised Democratic debate at the University of New Mexico Thursday night, Quay County residents share mixed reactions about the war. Some believe America should continue stationing troops overseas while others feel there’s no point since […]

Collectors still showing wares

Dave Gragg “Sweet old Bob” Gaines and Harold Jehle pondered tinkered with the little brass contraption for several minutes before finally giving up on it. They figured out that one piece was stuck and another was sharp, but that was as far as they got before taping over the sharp end and putting it back […]