Last doughboy’s burial marks end of era

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DoD: Donna Miles A soldier with the Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment, “The Old Guard,” keeps a constant vigil over the casket of Army Cpl. Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last U.S. World War I veteran, as he laid in repose before his burial Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery. By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service ARLINGTON, […]

Vietnam veteran inspires daughter’s service

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U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Darron Salzer Army Maj. Trenia Coleman stands next to her father, Jessie Hill, a Vietnam veteran, during a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va., on Nov. 5. Coleman was promoted to major during the ceremony, and her father was formally awarded the Purple […]

Employees encouraged to cash in on ideas

By Maj. Jennifer S. Spires: Air Force Office of Business Transformation ARLINGTON, Va. — Highlighting a new Department of Defense-led program designed to produce money-saving ideas that improve the way the DOD operates, Air Force Undersecretary and chief management officer Erin C. Conaton is encouraging civilian and military employees to share their ideas online at […]

Programs available for Guard families

By Lt. Col. Ellen Krenke: National Guard Bureau ARLINGTON, Va. — Guard kids differ from active duty kids in only one way: Access. This means access to support programs and access to peers who understand what they are going through. Everything else is the same: Missing their parents terribly when they deploy, counting the days […]

Guard officer model for new Air Force career field

By Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith: National Guard Bureau ARLINGTON, Va. — Can an airman who never flew a combat sortie give expert advice to an Army commander on the use of airpower in battle? That question has been the focus of study and debate for nearly two decades in the Air Force. But Lt. […]

Closure comes with return of remains

By Ray Sullivan: Freedom Newspapers Publisher My Veterans Day came early this year. It was better than ever. The saying goes that men and women never feel as alive as when death lurks in nearby shadows. It is clearly evident at Arlington National Cemetery, where every day is Veterans Day. This tale you’ll read here […]

Wall, Billie L.

Billie LaRue Wall, 77, of El Paso died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at her residence in Grand Prairie, Texas. She was an employee of Coldwell Banker until 2003. She was a member of the El Paso Realtors Association and a longtime member of the Westside Church of Christ in El Paso. She was preceded in […]

Pate, Ruth

Ruth Pate, 81, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 10, 2006, in Clovis. She was born March 2, 1925, in Post, Texas, to Robert and Nora Lee Kiker. She married L.B. Pate on Dec. 19, 1942, in Post. She was active in the hospital auxiliary in Post and Clovis. She was preceded in death by her […]

2/19 Birth

Kelley Cannon Lane Kelley was born Dec. 2, 2005, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. He is the son of Amy and Clint Kelley of Kennedale, Texas. Grandparents are Dale and Susie Severson of Weatherford, Texas, formerly of Clovis, Randy and Betty Jean Kelley of Paradise, Texas, and […]

Jones, Quincy

Services: Have been held. Quincy Alijah Aaron Jones, 2 days old, of Clovis, died Sunday, March 13, 2005 at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born March 11, 2005, in Clovis to Stephen and Tabitha Dolph Jones. Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Jailynn and Hailey Jones, both of Arlington, Texas; a brother, Xavier Jones […]

McDaniel, Donnie W.

Donnie Wayne McDaniel Services: Have been held. Donnie Wayne McDaniel, 52, of Clovis died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at his home. He was born on Dec. 9, 1951, in Clovis to Lonnie and Janel Pack McDaniel. He was a lifetime resident of the Melrose and Clovis area. He was the owner of the Green Acres […]

Parra, America Rose Avila

America Rose Avila Parra Services: Have been held. America Rose Avila Parra of Lubbock died on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at the University Medical Hospital in Lubbock. She was born on Jan. 1, 2004 in Lubbock to Marcelino Avila and Angelica Parra. She was born three months premature. Survivors include her parents; grandfather and grandmother, […]

Young, Carrie

Carrie Young Services: Have been held. Carrie Young, 77, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born May 9, 1926, in Oakhurst, Texas, to Muriel Lucille and James Coleman Dulaney. She married Rayford Young on May 7, 1969, in Fort Worth, Texas. She grew up in the Houston, Texas, area […]

Edmiston, Joyce

Joyce Edmiston Services: Have been held. Ms. Joyce Edmiston, 65, of Hobbs, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas. She was born on March 22, 1938, in Hobbs. She married Jack Ray Edmiston on Sept. 14, 1957, in El Paso, Texas. She was a member of Fellowship of Believers. She […]