The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 20, 1953 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 20, 1953
Page 9
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Channel 5 TUESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY JO 6:00 6:!5 6:30 6:45 1:00 8:00 8:30 9:00 ~9:30 10:00 10:30 10:40 ., . 10:« v* 11:45 • 12:00 12:05 Evening Serenade News Dinah Shore News Caravan Milton Berle Fireside Theatre Circle Theatre .Two for the Money Boston BlacV.ln Mr. <5t Mrs. North News Weather Studio One Embassy Club News Sign OK WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21 7:00 Today . 7:25 News • 7:30 Today .7:55 News ; 8': 00 Today 8:25 News 8:30 Today 8:55 News 9:00 Ding Dong School 9:30 TV Shopper •' 10:00 Ask Washington 10:30 JI:00 11:15 11:30 11:45 12:00 12:15 12:30 1:00 1:15 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 4:00 4:15 4:30 5:00 5:15 5:20 5:25 5:30 5:45 6:00 6:15 6:45 7:00 7:30 8:00 9:00 9:45 10:00 10:30 10:40 10:45 11:15 11:45 12:00 Strike It Rich Storyland Love of Life Search for Tomorrow Morning Medl(atlon v News Farm News Oatry Moore. Guiding Light Betty. 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Blindly, we proceeded at one-third speed: the LCT's deployed at the proper Urne: our stern anchor was dropped; sudden- f- p», fclt . m . yse " P«»<:d forward > rV hltle and heard the prind of the bottom on the sandbar There was no sound o[ (he.enemy, only the sound o( our engines churning T r£ ^ "f 16 -" 111 -" *P«d ^d the LOT'S deploying to the left and right o us. and the crews hauling the ramps oul halfway. There had been only our. own i. ., , rst3 on lhe ^y rain- soaked slope ahead of us Cn !, « i moved ln a ''We closer f" ,ti a ,. c o° lored barra «« "Web S.v. n Sn ° w VrhHt and »« Seven Dwarfs." I supposed It w»s , to ^ ek ^ tlteGenn r dldn01 'We began to retract, which Is easy to do if the anchor does not arag--a simple maneuver of back™l " ^o-'mVds speed and hauling in the anchor. Within 10 minutes we were clear of the beach . h ° Kn - e , by one «ie LCT's slipped in behind us like mechanical toys. The ram had almost stopped 1 hJ,v C 'T a ' n ' ookcd up ' « a «hing the sky though it was still too dark to see all of the m,,st. ••» we have ^ M , n u calhcr goin S hack ' ' h H K* "?* Commander that handy-billy slid overboard " To our left we could hear heavy guns that seemed almost upon us and see pale flashes, like distant sheet lightning. "They're awfully close," Blackwell said The captain shook his head "No sound travels that way when It's damp. They're trying to break the German line now. If they don't break out, we'll have to land on Red Beach with ammunition. 10, ^f*' 8 P™ y for * bre I Blackwell wid. !hr, 1 "1?' ler pray for thln « s There were two waves of planes In the first instant they appears like (he shadows of mosquitoes against a bright wall; a moment later, like wild geese not quite-in formation. The first wave of five broke toward the DE's; the second wave of three came toward us ] remember thai the capiain had my arm and was asking me, "What are they? What are they?" It was a signalman's business to Identify a plane within one-tenth of > second. I knew perfectly well they were all ME I09's, but I could say only, "Germans.'" "Commence firing." Mr. Pruitt was altogether calm. Blackwell repeated the order. N The LCT's were deploying and we had taken a hard right rudder There was a jolt and the planes were gone. • • • QUR bow gun commenced to fire. A single plane, from the first wave, hart made its turn from the DE's and was coming in low. strafing. Mr. Pruilt bent over, saying "Look out!" Th« captain was still looking astern. As he turned he caught his side with a fnint grin, not of pain so much as of surprise- He held onto my arm I thought he was being funny; then at once we all knew he was hit He leaned back slowly against the conn and fainted. We carried him down to D deck Mr. Pruitt ordered everybody to stand clear except Farmer and Archie and me. I was already sick, and the wind was bringing the diesel fumes toward us. I closed my eyes and heard Farmer cutting and ripping lhe captain's uniform. 1 have never seen anybody die, i thought, I'm going to be sick, i saw Farmer get up and go talk to Mr. Belman, who had come to ttw conn. "Should w« take hhn to UE cabin?" "Not now. sir". Behind me, tomebody wii wj- Ing, -Look here where this bullet went into the masL" Farmer came back and knelt beside the captain; we could feel the slight pull »s the ship Increased speed. Kennj brought lour or flve blankets; we wrapped the captain in them and used one for a pillow. The sun was becoming warmer but th« wind was stronger, for we were by then making 16 or 18 knots. "I fainted," the captain said. I was startled by the voice. I looked down, saw that the captain's eyes were half opened "You'll be all right," Farmer said. "No. Pm going to die. If we'd gone to Bonbo. we wouldn't be Into this." "That's right, Captain." "Who else got hurt?" "Nobody else." "TVOBODY?" The* captain was like a child who has been told to go somewhere alone "I§ that Don up there?" "Yessir." "How you doing up there, Donald Meadows?" "I'm all right, sir." "Reckon why it got me Instead of you?" "I don't know, sir." "Because you're a good boy .hat s why. Did it go clear through ne? I'm going to die . . die • .^u 0105 ,^ his eycs for a minu'te What kind was it, Don?" "ME 10Q sir." "You'd belter take me down to my quarters. It's warmer there" He smiled, but the tears began to come out of his eyes and roll down across his temples Then he was ike a baby that has fallen, and an not quite decide whether to augh or to cry. I had to look away. Farmer motioned for some w f vT" '° brlng » rt««eh«. We took the captain beiow and put him on his bunk. All the time we were moving him he kept his eyes °^ d 'i! ht ' his face Benched, making his cheeks hollow. When ve had finished, he looked up from his bunk and said, "That's why I omed the Navy Instead of the 1 wantcd *<> di« warm." 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