Hounds ready for home opener

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Eastern New Mexico University and Central Oklahoma each got what it needed last week — a victory. Now they’ll see who can build on it when the teams collide in ENMU’s 6 p.m. home opener today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Blackwater Draw. “I think the [...]

Langston, Dewey “Doc”

Dewey F. “Doc” Langston, 85, of Portales, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born July 17, 1920, in Palestine, Texas, to Leonette and Cay Langston, he graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1943. He served in the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific during World War II, and was awarded [...]

Dewey Langston, Nathaniel “Nat” Walker

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Dewey Langston Date of birth: July 17, 1920 Dates of service: 1942 to 1982 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Portales Theater and location of service: [...]

Military feature: Bataan March survivor honored

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Col. John Posner left, of Cannon Air Force Base presents Irvin Butler with a plaque after the World War II veteran was inducted into the base’s Wall of Heroes. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Irvin Butler is a survivor — despite a grueling 55-mile death march; [...]

Portales native honored by Cannon airmen

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Dewey Langston displays a war tunic he recovered during a World War II battle Monday at the Cannon Air Force Base chapel. Langston was added to the Wall of Heroes at the base’s Airman Leadership School. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Kevin Wilson CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Dewey Langston never considered himself [...]