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May 6, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in Southern California after a five-month mercy mission in Somalia, the commander of the U.S.-led multinational force said Wednesday that the strife-torn country was now in "good hands" and on a long road toward recovery. Lt. Gen. Robert B.
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October 29, 2005 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Robert H. Johnston, an archeologist and teacher who combined his interest in ancient texts with digital imaging technology to help uncover new information about the Dead Sea Scrolls and other rare documents, died Oct. 19 at his home in Rochester, N.Y. He was 77. Johnston died after a series of health problems, including several infections and a stroke, his wife, Louise, told The Times on Thursday.
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January 26, 1993 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When a military crew arrived last month to broadcast news, football games and music to the 25,000 American troops in Somalia, Lt. Gen. Robert B. Johnston promptly sent them packing, setting off a series of groans that could be heard into the countryside. But Johnston, the commander of Operation Restore Hope, was resolute. He thought that, at $1 million, the broadcasting operation was too expensive and that it would eat up valuable cargo space on incoming planes.
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May 6, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON and OTTO STRONG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The commander of the U.S.-led multinational force and his staff, many describing the assignment as the most gratifying of their lives, returned from Somalia on Wednesday to an emotional, flag-waving welcome in Southern California. Marine Lt. Gen. Robert B. Johnston, who stepped from a giant C-141 transport plane and into the arms of his wife, Sandra, at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, said the strife-torn country he found in December is now in "good hands" and on a long road toward recovery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Pentagon announced that Maj. Gen. Robert Johnston will replace Lt. Gen. Walt Boomer as commander of Camp Pendleton Marine Base. Johnston, 53, is Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf's chief of staff at the U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla. Johnston, who served two combat tours in Vietnam, will be promoted to lieutenant general when he takes over the northern San Diego County base this summer, the Pentagon said.
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December 4, 1992 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The general who will command American and U.N. forces in Somalia is a square-jawed Marine whose face became a familiar sight to millions of television viewers during Operation Desert Storm. Lt. Gen. Robert B. Johnston, 55, spent the Persian Gulf War as chief of staff to Desert Storm commander H. Norman Schwarzkopf and conducted most of the televised daily briefings that kept Americans up to date on the battle against Iraqi forces. But Johnston's TV appearances were only a small part of his job.
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December 14, 1992 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing growing criticism for the cautious pace with which U.S. troops are moving out of the capital of Mogadishu, Lt. Gen. Robert B. Johnston, the American military commander in Somalia, pledged Sunday that his forces will get to the terrorized city of Baidoa "as soon as we can." "I can't just run 50 Marines down the road and expect that all will be well in Baidoa. . . ," Johnston said Sunday.
NEWS
May 6, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON and OTTO STRONG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The commander of the U.S.-led multinational force and his staff, many describing the assignment as the most gratifying of their lives, returned from Somalia on Wednesday to an emotional, flag-waving welcome in Southern California. Marine Lt. Gen. Robert B. Johnston, who stepped from a giant C-141 transport plane and into the arms of his wife, Sandra, at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, said the strife-torn country he found in December is now in "good hands" and on a long road toward recovery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2005 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Robert H. Johnston, an archeologist and teacher who combined his interest in ancient texts with digital imaging technology to help uncover new information about the Dead Sea Scrolls and other rare documents, died Oct. 19 at his home in Rochester, N.Y. He was 77. Johnston died after a series of health problems, including several infections and a stroke, his wife, Louise, told The Times on Thursday.
SPORTS
February 18, 1989
The officiating in the Louisville-UCLA basketball game brings to mind that famous nursery rhyme about the sightless rodents who had a run-in with the farmer's wife. The goaltending call on Pervis Ellison was terrible, but what made it even more objectionable was the timing of the call. Close games should never be decided by questionable calls. The players are the ones who should decide the game. ROBERT JOHNSTON Temple City
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May 6, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in Southern California after a five-month mercy mission in Somalia, the commander of the U.S.-led multinational force said Wednesday that the strife-torn country was now in "good hands" and on a long road toward recovery. Lt. Gen. Robert B.
NEWS
January 26, 1993 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When a military crew arrived last month to broadcast news, football games and music to the 25,000 American troops in Somalia, Lt. Gen. Robert B. Johnston promptly sent them packing, setting off a series of groans that could be heard into the countryside. But Johnston, the commander of Operation Restore Hope, was resolute. He thought that, at $1 million, the broadcasting operation was too expensive and that it would eat up valuable cargo space on incoming planes.
NEWS
December 14, 1992 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing growing criticism for the cautious pace with which U.S. troops are moving out of the capital of Mogadishu, Lt. Gen. Robert B. Johnston, the American military commander in Somalia, pledged Sunday that his forces will get to the terrorized city of Baidoa "as soon as we can." "I can't just run 50 Marines down the road and expect that all will be well in Baidoa. . . ," Johnston said Sunday.
NEWS
December 4, 1992 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The general who will command American and U.N. forces in Somalia is a square-jawed Marine whose face became a familiar sight to millions of television viewers during Operation Desert Storm. Lt. Gen. Robert B. Johnston, 55, spent the Persian Gulf War as chief of staff to Desert Storm commander H. Norman Schwarzkopf and conducted most of the televised daily briefings that kept Americans up to date on the battle against Iraqi forces. But Johnston's TV appearances were only a small part of his job.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Pentagon announced that Maj. Gen. Robert Johnston will replace Lt. Gen. Walt Boomer as commander of Camp Pendleton Marine Base. Johnston, 53, is Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf's chief of staff at the U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla. Johnston, who served two combat tours in Vietnam, will be promoted to lieutenant general when he takes over the northern San Diego County base this summer, the Pentagon said.
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June 20, 1991 | Associated Press
Maj. Gen. Robert Johnston will replace Lt. Gen. Walt Boomer as the commanding officer of the Camp Pendleton Marine Base, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. Johnston, 53, is Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf's chief of staff at the U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla. Johnston, who served two combat tours in Vietnam, will be promoted to lieutenant general when he takes over the base this summer, the Pentagon said.
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