Clovis News-Journal from Clovis, New Mexico on May 14, 1965 · Page 14
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Clovis News-Journal from Clovis, New Mexico · Page 14

Clovis, New Mexico
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Friday, May 14, 1965
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fr rtday, May 14,1065 Forces Prayer *t 2 ', We1humb 'y e *-; wh ° work toward peace, under, our thanks to Thee for j standing, righteousness and bro- blessings that have been therhood. Endow us with streng, bestowed upon our land. Notth of character, devotion to ourj we least of these is security country and to Thee 0 God i Which we enjoy collectively sup-who is the source of all true plied by these who have sacri-i power Really devoted themselves lo ! In Thv name we pray, Amen -their country through their *— membership in our Armed For Area Men In Service We petition Thy heavenly gui-i AHOARU CUTTER dance upon the leaders of the! USCC Ration, both civil and military.!master Third Class John The world problems we face ; Brady. USCG, son of Mr. oemand their best dedication Mrs/ Bruce Brady of 722 Con- Dut more important, Thy inter- nelly Clovis. is serving aboard 27th TFW At Cannon Born 24 Years Ago f\**. — — 1- * K 1 ... ... I I -. m fi_ . ^^^^ On a chilly morning in Nov-France. After eight months ember, pilots and mechanics of (there, the group reached Ger- tne4 27th Fighter Group watched j man soil.The month was April , ~., lg4g The groujj d(d not ^^ Germany until after the surren- as their ship, odon with A-24 p'Oouglad Dauntless" aircraft Isped under th<? Golden Gate der. toward the open Pacific. After! Uhe bridge faded from sight, Leaving Germany, the 27th F- jthe men went below to get rid G returned to ti;e United States inf HIO r-uiii luiM.. t,.,< ,.„«;._ —i)to be located near Kearney, Neb. There they were reequip- I „. ,ped with F-82 Twin Mustangs 1 I ihe year was 1941, the desti-iand were redesi.snated the 27th jnation, Ft. William McKinl e y (Fighter Escort, Wing, a part of m the Philhplncs. jth e Strategic Air Command. | Two weeks after i of the chill with hoi coffee and : (some talk. In the summer of 1957, the wing became the 27th Fighter Bomber Wing, a member of -- - — —, Tactical Air Command. At this!fight of 27th FEW pilots set a time the wing began conversion" to the F-101 Voodoo. A 27th FEW pilot set an international speed record in the F-101 of more than 1,250 miles |\vas transferred to Cannon and per hour over a 1,000 kilometer jto the Norl|h American F-100 Su- closed course. Also, in 1958, ajper Sabrejj based there. trans-Atlantic speed from Andrews AFB, Liege, Belgium. In February 1950. rec or d, Md., to! And in r]ecent times, the conflict in Southeast Asia has al- : so seen the men, aircraft and |equipment of the 27lb Tactical wing Fighter W|ng in service there. . i .""._.. ._ arriving in On March 16, 1949 the wing •\ weeks the I'hillipines. the men a n d!movedI to Bergstrom AFB. Tex" I machines of the 27th FG were land converted to Republic F-84 USCOC CLOVER - Quarter-1 STU r)ENT OF THE MONTH -i flghl ' ng Land dyit ' 8 in lhe hola-iThunderjets. In the summer of iasler Third Class John D. u , r , |b rt u Ie<it . op 27th Or i Ca ! c Wds to change the: 1950, the 27th FEW won the Me- . j f\ - A V_- . t.1 LI (Jt I L LJ . W dlQV^C, j ft 1 1.11 \Jt. " i pfl I I l*p \Vfl t* I H ! and 'ganixational Maintenance Squad-i !^ a - v Tr °P h >' for ferrying 190 ron. has been selected as Can- By Christmas of that year I s across the Atlantic to two Vention in their lives. tWiRhtMhVW^Gua^S 2?th Vt ? ?" Ve(J to n«lt.™'. j Eur °P ean based fighfer wings ' and decisions. Make them!operaTn E o t oKetcl S v '° r A ' )nL Alr T n i essee began;!'our months later, the 27th FG| The 27th FEW remained bas•-.... "P er «" n 8 °"t or MtcniKan,,, m co i] ege work at Eastern New was just a number on paper, led in Texas until the Korean 'Mexico University after his arri->Every plane had been 1 o s t,! Conflict erupted December val at Cannon. He has accumu- every pilot and ground crew-'1950 found the wing in Tcaeu lated a total of 32 semester hours ma " bad been (silled or captur- Air Field. Korea flying close with a grade point average of C( * '» the fisMine air s , lp|)0 ' r t, interdiction a n d .1.5. In addition to receiving the '" May 1!M2. a' Hunter Field, Wort missions with the Fiftli I AC Educational Achievement Savannah, (ia . th" 27th FG was: Air Force. Award. .lessee was recently no- !rt ' ;K ' tiv ^ 1( '(l () 'i !>< j c. 12. HM2,'' equipped vvilh I)oiu'las A-20 Ha- In January 1'J.ll. (he unit was the group shipped out for I relocated at Ita/uke Air Base. North Africa. Tun weeks later -'"pan. From there the 27th F they were flirbi.;•!!(• against Lhe ''-^' continued Ihe battle against the Communist!, until Aumist >%.y On this day we remember the;"?']' soldiers, sailors, airmen ami ' _ ._ W . /C ; | C* I I aware of their role and Thy role \laska to the exercise of our might to ' The Clover is a 180-foot buoy the end that justice might win. tender and is responsible for and other and for marines vigilance and n^" utters orsoi?th(nsf ^Hskn fniirorrr. »v.n..!, <1 : • " IL "tULIS UI .SOUlULclM /MclsKd courage maik their service „_, „ r , r f Alav . k ., «i*mtm,i *U« . 1 i i ' ii . «'HI LI It Li 11M UI r\lci hKtl. around the world. Keep them in the hollow of Thy hand and REASSIGNED •, guide them into right thinking. SUMTEU, S. C. - Staff :? lonin " right living and right under-j Sergeant Robert D. Burmeister, standing so that they may al- son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence F. ways present to the world the Burmeister of 274 W. Laurel, noblest spirit of our way of life. Sierra Madre Calif., has ar- And bless their families in the rived for duty at Shaw AFB, Separations that are necessitat-s ('. ed by their faithfulness. . . . Scrsjciint liurmeister. a pho- Finally we pray, for Thy heav- tonrapher. previously served at /-*rtly benediction as we join Elsin AFB. Fla. His new unitjtcr of Mrs in vvilh those around the world is part of the Tactical Air Com-'of 1211 File Proudly i tified he was eligible for the Airman's Education and Coinmis- v °cs. Program. (Air Force Photo i mancl which provides firepower and other air support to U.S. Army forces. The sergeant is a graduate of Stienmetz llish School. Chica- 20. His wife, Lois, is the daugii- Ruth A. Hawkins. Clovis. The 271 n FG already proud possessor ol niinu citations and b.iMii' honor won in the Philippines I'd more in the \orth t O a o a •i We Salute The and Wonien Of 110 W. 4th CLOVIS (•ampaign On .1 ;i ! > if! they arriv'-d MI Sii-'ilv they acquired <iie A-.'(G was to be the l:irerunner P-51 Mu.stniii! From Sicily tl,i> UM-O;IJ ducted strikes aL';i'.n>i ;j. ( mans in a L'e-u ••;,] pj^i; ru wintnim inn:r battle ho .'iii'l citation-, in: ac'^ n: \ IL',11!!--: 1 tile e'U''ir tii il!).")l when it returned to the n e United States to roequip with us Republic F-8-1G Thunderjets. rs fiarcl j n (H-ioher 1<I.V> (he 27th Ff-:\\ collect- deployed 7.". F I'IGs across the African |>ij,-i|,e to Mis;u;> AM .Japan. The Officers & Men of Cannon Air Force Base a record for a trass which s'i'.i stands Alter reltiniia'.', to 1> ( '""- |ets. the 27 ( '<'r i-natcii DM- i"rih. ,.,- Win.: • il ARMED FORCES DAY WHITE'S Of Xjrfif ATlft VAtUES *S'?«i-A^sfi U.S. ARMED FORCES DAY d tetiip**- &"-i>''W ££*&••••"•'•'• POWER for PEACE . ------- _ MAY ISlh * - 1 , -^ jl ML £ JB i \ Our Sincere Best Wishes! To The officers & \ & V-v \: m Air Force PW/V This... Forces Day RODEN - SMITH REXALL DRUG WE SALUTE the Men of Cannon Air Force Base and their Wives On This Day set aside, to Show Our Appreciation for the Wonderful Job They are Doing for the Defense of Our Nation and to Preserve Peace In This World. &.. f i Mouldin Lumber Co. Your Headquarters For Building Material i|< Supplies. MAULDIN LUMBER CO. South Lea Street Clovis N. Mexico

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