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4 JCXJRNAL TRIBUNE TUESDAY 7 1990 WORLDNAHONAL Identifying Pearl victims Accused shooter was good student 13-year-old seen as smart popular 4 C1' 0 Lab hopes tests will identify remains from USS Arizona By BRUCE DUNFORD Associated Press Writer 7 7 K' -n -7i uj Mr ''Tv WWMEMOTO Joe Campbell shows a photo of his brother William A Goodwin who has been missing since his ship the USS Arizona was attacked on Dec 7 1941 Prosecutors wil) not say whether they will try to charge the teen as an adult They also would not comment if any action would be taken against the parents Police Chief Richard Sladen said the teen-ager show any emotion during the drive from the school to the county jail Counselors and state troopers were asked to be on hand today when classes resume at the 450-stu- dent middle school JIl of the dis- 1850 students were sent home Monday Max said one of his friends had said hello to the teen shortly before the shooting just walked right past him say Max said set his backpack under a tree and then pulled out a gun and started Shaila said he rode the school bus with the teen-ager lived in a very nice very pretty home Lots of people liked she said She was talking with friends outside the middle front door when she saw the suspect under the tree pulling something out heard the shots they were going over our heads We just turned and ran Three students remained hospitalized today A 12-year-old girl was in fair condition with a cheek wound a 13-year-old was treated for a wound to his forearm and another 13-year-old underwent surgery for a leg wound Richard 12-year-old son Brad was shot in both arms He said his son considered the suspect a friend last year but had not spent time with him this year keeps telling me he understand why do it that (the shooter) fairly well liked a nice he said totally believes it was President Clinton told reporters that investigators from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms were on the scene ByRENEERUBLE Associated Press Writer i FORT GIBSON Okla The seventh-grader say anything when classmates greeted him before school The smart and popular 13-year-old just went under a tree pulled out a handgun and began firing fellow students say He gave no warnings leaving friends and this rural community baffled as to what could have moti--vated file churchgoer and honor roll student to shoot his schoolmates was always nice to everybody He was real popular you -would never have known him to do anything like said Deania Pruitt an eighth-grade cheerleader Four students were shot Monday morning when the teen opened fire outside Fort Gibson Middle School before classes started One student suffered bumps and bruises None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening Police and the attorney release his name due to his age and because charges had not been filed by prosecutors But schoolmates including Max Chrisman and Shaila Benjamin both 13 identified the boy as Seth' Ttickey Authorities said the shooter dropped the emptied 9 mm semiautomatic handgun as he was approached by science teacher Ronnie Holuby The teacher grabbed the arms and pinned him against a brick wall Gary Sturm the chief investigator for the district office estimated as many as 14 spent cartridges littered the ground around the small slender youth with short dark hair Authorities said they were not aware of any previous trouble involving the teen and know who owned the gun He did not leave any notes and his parents have refused to let him talk with police authorities said Officers searched his home and several school lockers fication he said If DNA samples can be obtained results will be known within a few months Joe Campbell 80 is pushing ahead for his little brother I can put a headstone on his grave where it now says nothing but seems all I can do is to be hopeful and said Campbell who described Goodwin as a kid with blue eyes and blond Campbell a World War and Korean War veteran is president of the USS Arizona Reunion Association based in 'fiicson Ariz He and his wife Ruth requested the identification process after a Pearl Harbor survivor trying to add information to the grave markers found clues in records of initial burials at a temporary cemetery near Pearl Harbor Those clues include Goodwin being one of only two Arizona crewmen in his division killed only one body being recovered from Turret 4 where the division was assigned and the other division body being identified Campbell said The clues were found by Raymond Emory a Navy seaman first class aboard the cruiser USS Honolulu during the attack who has waged an eight-year struggle to make the markers of the unknown more specific understand so difficult about adding the information we know about some of these said Emory a historian for the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association the least we could put on the markets the name of their ship and the day they PEARL HARBOR Hawaii Seaman 2nd class William A Goodwin was on duty in Turret 4 deep in the bowels of the aging USS Arizona when Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec 7 1941 The 20-year-old was among 1177 crewmen killed when bombs from 350 aircraft penetrated the deck and detonated in the forward ammunition magazine A body was recovered in August 1942 by salvage divers removing powder bags from the turret magazine but it could not be identified Now the Central Identification Laboratory is investigating whether remains are among the 124 unidentified Arizona crewmen buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Punchbowl Crater This is the first effort to identify any remains of 647 unknown Pearl Harbor servicemen buried beneath the vast lawn at Punchbowl The identification laboratory is the same one that used sophisti-! cated DNA comparisons last year to identify a Vietnam serviceman in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery Lab officials will compare -mortuary records service records and family records to determine if remains may be under an marker said Johnie Webb the deputy director look and see what similarities there are and if they are dose we'll put'in a request to disinter the remains for an identi His opponents indude Gen Hugh Shelton chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who told the 78-year-old retiree that the Army which inscribed the markers has no intention of changing them Officials at the Mortuary Affairs and Casualty Support Division in Alexandria Va did not respond to several requests for interviews Congress passed a 1973 law transferring national cemeteries from the Army to the Department of Veterans Affairs But the Joint Chiefs insisted in 1998 that the policy on markers remains an Army matter said Rep Patsy Mink D-Hawaii filing has been going in a merry-go-round The last word -we got from the Army last year was: spent thousands of hours on this and this is the final The Anpy says they allow it because it she said may come to the point have to do it Gene Castagnetti who manages the cemetery agreed with Army policy my humble Opinion once you start putting additional information on the marker of an unknown that does not lead any further in determining identity of those remains it only begs the question of was that he said Tomb of the Unknown Soldier say whether he was from Texas or Alabama or wherever The Tomb of the Unknown serves as a symbol for unknown the way it is with these Mink said even the most basic information would be a tribute to these Pearl Harbor unknowns: such a small thing but not such a small matter a matter of dignity signifying the sacrifices made for this Kemifs Its Never Too Late AfcWME ADVtNTLKE is Bveire MB 57 Toys swridl 6 PBmltedi Qauds DA 990 VALUE MENU ITEMS $229 BREAKFAST VALUE MEALS GOOD ONLY AT THE SACO SANFORD AND BIDDEFORD BURGER KINGS I i.

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