February 4, 1985 |
President Reagan's proposed federal budget includes more than $860 million for military construction projects in California, including nearly $110 million for housing for military families. About $50 million of the housing money would be spent at Ft. Ord, near Monterey, where a 13-year-old boy committed suicide last year because of his family's inability to find or afford a home near the fort, where his father was stationed. The budget includes $78.
October 24, 1986
The remains of four American servicemen killed during the Vietnam War have been positively identified by an Army laboratory, the Pentagon said. The remains of the three Air Force officers and one Navy officer, recovered earlier this year, were to be flown from Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii to Travis Air Force Base in California today for a ceremony.
August 2, 1988 |
The remains of an Air Force officer from Utah who was missing in Vietnam for more than 20 years have been identified, the Defense Department said Monday. Col. Mark L. Stephensen, 36, of Salt Lake City, was identified by the Army's Central Identification Laboratory here, the department said. Stephensen was lost on April 29, 1967, over North Vietnam, and his were among the remains of 27 Americans returned by the Vietnamese government on April 6.
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January 16, 2008 |
Authorities say a married Air Force couple found dead in their SUV outside their apartment complex probably died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The bodies of Chad Cheswick, 22, and Jessica Cheswick, 23, were found in their vehicle Friday by their apartment manager. Police say that the ignition of the SUV was on but that the vehicle was out of gas when their bodies were discovered. A police spokesman says preliminary results of an autopsy conducted Monday found no evidence of foul play or suicide.
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October 25, 2005 |
A body believed to be that of a World War II airman, found frozen in the Sierra Nevada, was flown Monday to Hawaii for identification, military officials said. The body was discovered mostly encased in a glacier in Kings Canyon National Park earlier this month. It was airlifted Wednesday to the coroner's office in Fresno County, where it was thawed.
May 23, 1991
Thanks Nuestro Tiempo. You told me about the salute to the Persian Gulf troops at Plaza Olvera. I was particularly interested in going to it because I am a Vietnam veteran. I came home from Vietnam in a 747 with nothing but the wounded and dead. I got off the plane at Travis Air Force Base and no one was waiting to greet us. Not even my familia , other than my wife, said, "Welcome home." I am happy for these guys from Desert Storm. But I'm sad for my buddies. We've learned to adjust.
January 3, 1991 |
Glennis Yeager, the "Glamorous Glennis" whose name adorns the airplane in which her husband became the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound, has died. She was 66. Mrs. Yeager died of cancer Dec. 22 at Travis Air Force Base hospital, a family spokesman said Wednesday. Her husband, Chuck Yeager, broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1, which he dubbed "Glamorous Glennis."