Clipped From The Gettysburg Times
and 21 24 October jOc- 8 October 15, bot o ARMY TRACKS MISSING Gl BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) -- The 'my says searchers have found racks that may have been made y a young soldier missing in Mojave Desert since Tuesday. Pvt. Gerald R. Dimpter, 23, Ipper Darby, Pa., fanished dur- ng a training exercise by troops rom nearby Fort Irwin. The fort's public information of- icer, Lt. Joseph H. Adams, d a professional tracker as say- ng the footprints were about liree days old and were made an exhausted individual. The jrints led into the rugged granite mountains area of the 1,000-acre military reservation. Authorities said Dimpter's chan- es of surviving desert tempera- ures of more than 100 degrees were slim, although he had a een of water when last seen. Four helicopters from George Air Force Base at Victorville, Calif., joined Army aircraft and ,200 ground troops in the search, 'hich was to be resumed today. Fort Irwin is situated just f Death Valley. Dimpter disap- eared about 15 miles from the fort.