Airman gives of himself to save son

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — An airman from Hurlburt Field, Fla., donated a portion of his liver to help save the life of a two-year-old boy. Senior Airman Mario Webb, a ground radio maintainer from the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, acted as a living donor to give his son, Genghis, a liver transplant in April. Webb […]

TRICARE provider switch delayed

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Transition to new managed-care support contractors for 6 million TRICARE beneficiaries across 30 states has been halted while the Government Accountability Office reviews protests filed by losing bidders. TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) announced last month that Aetna Government Health Plans of Hartford, Conn., won the contract competition and would be […]

Geronimo’s kin sue Skull and Bones over remains

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Geronimo’s descendants have sued Skull and Bones — the secret society at Yale University linked to presidents and other powerful figures — claiming that its members stole the remains of the legendary Apache leader decades ago and have kept them ever since.The federal lawsuit filed in Washington on Tuesday — the […]

Remains of lost airman discovered

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Julia Carvutto, a 90-year-old retired school teacher in Norwalk, Conn., received a phone call from a friend 16 months ago asking if a soldier mentioned in the local newspaper that morning was Julia’s brother, Mart. “What are you talking about,” Carvutto recalled asking her. “She said, ‘They found his remains.’ […]

July 25, 1961

Rhythm Shop school of dancing at 1316 Main offered dancing lessons for children. … Mrs. William Conn, mother of Miss Clovis, was a passenger on an Eastern Airline plane that was hijacked and forced to fly to Cuba. … The Clovis News Journal reported that President Kennedy’s report to the nation would air live at […]

Kerr, Everett E.

Mr. Everett Earnest Kerr, 84, of Clovis, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at the Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Aug. 30, 1921 in Springfield, Mass. He married Cammella Cicerchia March 8, 1943 in Springfield, Mass.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Rita “Gramma” Gadett. He is survived by his wife, Camella […]

Florence Sherman

Mrs. Florence Preston Sherman, 96, of Clovis, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born June 7, 1909, to Melbourne and Louise Wooding Preston in New Haven, Conn. She married Frank W. Sherman Jr. on Sept. 12, 1931, in West Haven, Conn. She was a legal secretary at Kline […]

Dahlstrom, Harry

Harry Dahlstrom Services: Have been held. Mr. Harry W. Dahlstrom, 82, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Aug. 13, 1920, in Hartford, Conn., to Sofia Theodora and John Rudolf Dahlstrom. He graduated from West Hartford High School in 1938. He worked briefly at Underwood Typewriter Co. before […]