The Lawton Constitution from Lawton, Oklahoma on August 25, 1963 · Page 12
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1^ THE LAWTON CONSTITUTION-MORNING PRESS, Sunday, Aug. 25; 1963 Ex-Sill Men Hunt Down Korean Incidents Occur Along Imjin River North Of Seoul Editor's Note: On July 29, North Korenn agents ambuscd n. TJ. S. Army jeep, killing two men. During the ncxl Iwo days, Iho Communists wore hunted down nnd slum by American soldiers or (he 1st Calvary Division, or which Brijr. Gen. Charles Pcrshins Brown, a former yroiip commundcr ut Fort Sill, is itsslst- niil commander. Taking part In the notion were 2nd Lt. John \V. Tucker, n November, 1952, graduate of Foi-l Sill's OfHcer Candi- dntt- School, nnd 2nd Lt. Hen- rlol Clarkson, n June 1963 prnd- nntK ti[ the Officers Oricntulion Course nt the Post. Al the time, the action was reported In bits and pieces: here is the complete story. By ROBERT EUNSON SEOUL, Korea. Aug. 24 (AP) -"Firelight at Dragon Head" would bo an appropriate title it you were writing it for some Hollywood producer, but this story really happened. Eight men are dead. A ninth carries a Russian bullet in his neck. The incidents which occurred along the Imjin river 20 miles north of Seoul over a 35-hour period last month happened so tast they had to be reported piecemeal. Now it is possible to reconstruct the action. The catalysts in the plot were seven Communist soldiers and-or agents, armed with Russian weapons and carrying 4.000 U. S. dollars in 510 bills. The money is important. It Is generally believed they were uar- vying that cash for use in some ·way- to upset the elections scheduled for October and November in South Korea. , 2nd Lieutenants Tucker, Clarkson In Thick Of Fight S.C.; and 2nd Lt Henriot Clarkson, Box 251, Manassa, Va. It was raining when Ihe soldiers started out across' the rice paddy and reached . a Eldriege, McManus, Larion and Tucker, in that order from left to right, held down the center of the lir.e. McManus and Eldriege had M90 machine guns. "A shol rang out behind me," Tucker remembers, " I l o o k e d around and Lai-ion was dead." The bullet thai creased. his skull, just beneath Ihe rim of his helmet, gave away the Communist position. "We were right on lop of them," Tucker said. "I stili don't know why Lhey didn'l kill me. My weapon had jammed." Two Communists tossed hand granades and fired their weapons. "There wasn't n o w a i t i n g Hoffa Prepares National Truck Contract Bid WASHINGTON (DPI) -- Teamsters' President James R. Holla prepared Saturday lo draw up demands for a nationwide trucking contract coverinK 450,000 drivers, mechanics, warehousemen and clerks starting early in 1954. More than 200 teamsters' officials were called lo a tsvo-day meeting at union headquarters here next week to conler on the wape-benelit package Lo be sought from aji estimated 14,000 employers. Hoffa, who had conducted area- wide negotiations for the pasl three years to set greater uniform ily, was said to be optimistic this time about obtaining 'a single national pact. The leamster chief, a target of corruption charges who still laces j two federal indictments in alleged ; jury-rigphg and fraud cases, hot- Funeral Services around," McManus said, "McManus gol the two of them thai morning," Tucker said. Cooper says McManus accounted for one, but he believes Eldriege killed the olher. "When he shot," Eldriege said. "il gave me a chance lo run · around a little tree and open lire · on Lhem." loo." ; When Ihey carried Larion's body j from Ihe field Ihey also picked u p ! a Korean police officer killed by j the Reds. Al 4:30 t h a t aflernoon, Korean HUNTING INFILTRATORS LV KOREA. A jeep patrol manned by American soldiers winds through South Korean countryside near the Demilitarized Zone on the lookout for North Koreans trying to slip past guard posts into South Korea. This was the kind of patrol, but consisting of only one vehicle, that was ambushed last month by a North" Korean patrol. Two Americans were killed in the clash which set of! more action in which four North Koreans, an American, and a South Korean police officer were killed. . (AP Wirephoto) two Communists a.nd closed in on them. One is believed to have commilled suicide by pulling the pin on a hand grenade. Suh probably shot Hie olher one. | Ballistics experts said Ihe gun : ]y denies thai he will ever caU a nationwide trucking strike, however. It appeared likely that the union leadership would ask at first for a "5 cent hourly increases spread over three years. Bui this would be considered a "bargaining figure" lhal. could be lowered before an agreement was reached. Hotfa has said thai he wants lo consider lhe tax angles carefully before presenting any wage Kun P r °P° sls - Hc claimed l h a l m a n y : n i u p p l members of his union earn about I S200 a week, counling overtime, and would prefer lo have in- I creased pensions, medical care \ benefits or o t h e r so - called · i "fringes." : The teamsters' president also , date, but it wasn't reported at the Alter promising not to tell police she was released. A second speculation is that the: time. mission was TO get "somebody big" ! "TMy ma - v nave had some cither in or out of South Korea, j wounded." according to Brig. Many agents enter Republic o! Ko-1 Gen. Charles Pershing B r o w n , rca "territory, but ihere are eas-! "We're pretry jure that's the ene- ier ways than picking through a | m ^"P our people D«Jinto." , ,,, t ^ Amn . . . ^ mine field and swimming the Im-! Brown, a tnm 6-footer from Ok-, munist pulled her Ijilo the grass. She saw there were four of them, I h a l killed Larion also killed DCS-! wants lo establish a higher na-1 sari -- evidence il was the same ! tional m i n i m u m wage for over- , the range Jiear the 4th Cavalry i En TM.v Patrol- , (he-road truck-drivers-backbone | Regiment command post. All 26! wanted to go, but Tucker look sbc --Abraham McManus of llamlel, .r.n This leads to stil! an- lahoma. uses the word "enemy" been s I_IT.\. 1.1 ^ the Com- lfl K tort to the old Korean front than TM' " olher conjecture - they may have in speaking of the North Koreans. ; s « l - Ma J° r Kenneth \V. Cooper, ·in" how far thev could get. i He is a former Fort Sill officer. ; a 21-year veteran, organized a 1 After being fired into, the Com- [skirmisn line on the road and he ; mur.isis wsnt back north and were j was Joined by 2nd U, John \V. 1 1 I looking for a hiding place when Tucker of Grossc Point, Mich., and i I the sun rose July 29. \ 2nci LI. Frank Blancola. 321 Rin- '· An American jeep from "A" i X 0 ^ Street, Peckskill. N,Y. ed lu years aso. i T o[ the Jst ^.^ Divisjon j Tnc skirmish line included at this i Army intelligence feels the Com-. driwn by ^ Dav id A. Seller, point Blancola. Cooper and Pfc. i mumsts crossed through lhe mUe ^ rf Tnen?sa| wi rauled d(wn Robcrt E Eldricge ( S t i Lolljs) o t ' buffer zone dividing North and; thc TOad ^ ^ {o ^ ^ ^^^ Di ^ jon _ , South Korea along R ridRfi line ; idenW M ^ ^ prsonne l flanfenc the area hold by the lst; i n f o the Demilitarized zone. Cavalry Division. | SiltinK ^^ ^ fr ^ pf(? It is generally agreed they rpRch- j Charles T. Dessart, 19, of Drrxol pd South Korea July 2?. A North; Hill. p a . in the back was Pfc Korean patrol was fired on south William Foster, of the dcmililarized zone on that ; j t j, believed now the Communist George Lanon of Davtson, Mich; Sgl. Billy K c f f e r , 27, Box 52, Kim- borly. West Va.: Pfc. Sluan R, Wisscl. 13. 337 Euclid. Lock Arbor, Mich.: Pfc. William R. Rul- 18, 503 Calhoun St., Bomber, During the next two days there : of the 1,700.000-mernber union, were a few other "enemy con-! Current contracts call for a lacls." Then lhe old ballleline in ! base ranging Jrom S3.OS to S3.13 Korea was still. ; an hour. A group of 7th Division men led ' by Lt. Tucker had been firing on QUICK LOANS Borrow money on yrw c*r or otber nood n^curlty No «d tape We'll Oruum mo. M. D FINANCE CO. TOI K ATrrn* Dial Id VWfl Sec Us For^ YOUR HOME /^^buildinq materials · REMODEL · REPAIR · ADD-A-ROOM · PAINT · RE-ROOF · DECORATE - FREE ESTIMATES -- 3fi.MontH.i to Paj Allen's Home Lumber Co. 102 E Street Diol EL5-1933 Charles W. Goins | Services for Charles W. Goins, I 59, of 306 J, who died at 10 p.m. \ Friday following an illness of several months, will be at 2:30 p.m. \ Monday at the First Baptist church j chapel. Dr. H. Tom Wiles, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under direction of Lawton Funeral home. Mr. Goins was born Jan. 23, 1904, at Bradley. He came to Lawton in 1926 when ho was discharged from the army and joined the Marine Corp lhe same year. In 1930 he was discharged from lhe Marines and married Pearl j Provine Sept. 2. Retiring as a civi! service worker in 1958, he was a , cab driver lor a local company. He was a member of ;he First Baptist church. Survivors are his wife of t h e ! home; two sons. S-Sgt. Charles : Robert Goins, Tyndall AFB, Fla., ' and S-Sgt. David L. Goins, Ells-; worth AFB, S. D.; three sisters, Mrs. Sadie Gray. Pawnee; Mrs. Roy Clark and Mrs, Edna Mosier, Oklahoma City, and two grandchildren. Petty Infant Graveside riles for Lhe infant son i of Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Petty. \ 1754 S. 14th, were at 10 a.m. Satur-' day at Highland cemetery under i the direction of Miller's Mortuary. : William C. Swarfs j CEMENT - (Special) - Scrv- ; ices for William Carson Swart?, SS, who died Wednesday morning. were held at 2:30 p.m.. Friday in in the Cement First .Methodist church. Rev. E. H. Grose, former : minister, officiated, assisted by I Rev, A. T. Dennis, pastor of the church. j Burial was in the IOOF c-eme- tery in Cement under the direction of the Dalton Funeral home of Fletcher. Bearers were Bob Myers. Adam Haught, Bob Jackson, Lester Beale, Don Hawkins and Leonard Wagoner. George Herber APACHE (Special) -- Business firms were closed for an hour Friday in honor of George Herber, whose funeral was conducted in the Mother of Sorrows Catholic church, Rev. R. A. Spain, local priest, officiated. He also conducted Rosary rites in the Crews funeral home chapel Thursday night. A pioneer citizen, Mr. Herber served as mayor of Apache a number of years, He died in a Peoria, II!,, hospital early Tuesday. Ke had lived with a son, P.T., in Peoria for several months. The body was accompanied here by another son, Richard. Several grandchildren also survive. Burial was in Fairview cemetery. Bearers were Charley Nelson, Joe Vap Jr., H. T. Burns, Harold Woodward, H. T. Peeper, and John Orf. Freddy Franklin Services for Freddy Franklin, 32, of Duncan who died Tuesday in Marlow, were hold at 2 p.m., Friday in the Letitia Baptist church, with Rev. Tal Bonham, pastor p£ the Marlow First Baptist church, officiating. Burial was in the Letitia cemetery under direction of Lawron Funeral home. Bearers were Carl Gray, Jack Kennamrr. Ray Scott, Ernest Counhouse, Otis Hall and Kenneth Davis. Let us fill vour (rcc'£Cr with FROZEN FOODS AND BEEF ^ Cut and wrapped here ... no down payment ulth 4 to 6 months to pay. C.ill EL 3-8CT6 or EL 3-5269 LIBERTY HEIGHTS FOOD STORE 17th and Ferris Norwegian Government Chief Quits OSLO, Norway. (UPD--Eighteen years of uninterrupted socialist rule of Norway ended Saturday ·when Premier Einar Gerhardsen presented his resignation to patrol thought the j»P was either looking Tor them or was about 10 cut their escape route. The Reds opened Sre as the jeep crossed a small bridge on Zulu Road, within sight of the tape string along the barbed wire marking the southern boundary of the buffer zone. i The first blast blew Seller from : behind the wheel, His body was i found an hour later punctured by ; 14 bullets. i Dessart was hit. but not so bad- ! ly he couldn't get up and try see- I Olav V in the wake- of the Stort- j '"B w nere the fire was coming ] ing's (Parliament) non-confidence i t m m - T h? Communists gunned him ! votc _ j down in the ditch behind the over- [ Olav promptly called on Con-. "H 1 TM Jeep " . . , . j scrvative party leader John L-ng j - Jj^ p^^^^^^four I p?^i2r1 iSSsfSsSBs! kmg next Tuesday. , Ca]ibe7 , ifld _ ^ threc of Aem j The new government is expect- , took off nort hward. i cd to be based on a coalition of The other four, bent on complet the iour non-Socialist parties--the ' Conservatives, C e n t e r party, Christian People's and Liberals. It win be a minority government since the four parties control only of the day but swam tnc Imjin I thai night and took up a position | on the Dragon Head, so named j lor lhe bend in lhe river. Thev i 771 scats in the 150 - member ; werc 400 yards from lhe command i House, or two short of a major- post 0 [ the 2nd Battle Group, ity, Gerhardsen ! N'e.xt day at 9 a.m. a Korean himself command- , woman walking .in the field felt rd only 74 seats but relied on the j S0 mcone crab her hand. 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