Clipped From Redlands Daily Facts
Services for NG accident victim Wednesday Funeral services have been scheduled Wednesday in Rialto for a California National Guardsman killed Saturday when the military truck he was driving was hit from the rear by another truck near Barstow. The ser^'iccs for Norman Leland Borden, 23, of 540 E. Merrill Street, Rialto, a private first class with Headquarters Company, 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion, of San Bernardino, will be at 11 a.m. at Ralph Vim. Allen Funeral Home. The young Guardsman was killed and five others, including an officer, were injured about 10 a.m. Saturday five miles west of Barstow when a brakeless three- axle truck-trailer rig loaded with 50,000 pounds of sand bit their smaller truck which was at the end of a military convoy. Borden, the driver, was crushed under the i -ehicle when it turned over and landed upside down in the middle divider of ibe Barstow Freeway. Reportedly in critical to serious condition are Pfc. Terry Stoddard, 17; Pfc. Ronald N. Lee, 25; and Pfc. James S. McRe >Tiolds, 26, all of San Bernardino. They were evacuated to Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco. Capt. William M. Jamison. 31, of San Bernardino, the battalion's motor officer, was reportedly recovering at the Fort Irwin hospital. The other victim, Specialist Fourth Class Thomas B. Mahaffee, 25, also of San Bernardino, was released from the Fort Irwin hospital yesterday. The Armed Forces Day tragedy saddened the several hundred members of the National Guard infantry battalion which was on its way to Fort Invin for weekend training when the accident occurred. Many members of the battalion are from Redlands.