Veteran profiles: James Sutton

CNJ staff James Sutton Date of birth: Sept. 23, 1919 Dates of service: 1941 to 1947 Hometown: Curry County Theater and location of service: South Pacific Branch: Navy Rank: Aviation mechanic 2nd class Unit and specialty: USS Saratoga, aviation mechanic and radar Lives in: Curry County Veterans organizations: Veterans of Foreign Wars Sutton enlisted in […]

3/24 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: On Monday, police were called to the 1200 block of Traver Street in reference to a 17-year-old male refusing to go to school. As the officer neared the location, he saw a male fitting the description of the call who was walking […]

William D. “Bill” Ohr

Date of birth: Nov. 11, 1921 Dates of service: Aug. 27, 1942, to Dec. 21, 1945 Hometown: Portales Theater and location of service: Europe Branch: U.S. Army Rank: Private First Class Unit and specialty: 574th Anti-aircraft Artillery Battalion Lives in: Monroe, Mich. Veterans organizations: Veterans of Foreign Wars Ohr had been working on the family […]

Ned Wright

Ned Wright Date of birth: Jan. 9, 1922 Dates of service: January 1941 to September 1945 Hometown: Portales Theater and location of service: Europe, Africa and the Middle East Branch: Army Air Corps Rank: Tech Sergeant Unit and specialty: Radio operator Lives in: Clovis In his words: After he finished high school, Wright said, “I […]

Leon Logan

Leon Logan Date of birth: Jan 17, 1926 Dates of Service: February 1944 to May 1946 Hometown: Sweetwater, Texas Theater and location of service: Florida Branch: Army Air Corps Rank: Corporal Unit and specialty: Training school Lives in: Logan In his words: Logan left school at 18 to join the Army as an air cadet […]

Richard “Dick” Prokop

Editor’s note: Today’s profile ends a three-month series honoring area World War II veteran. Richard “Dick” Prokop Date of birth: May 1, 1926 Dates of service: 1942 to 1967 Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio Theater and location of service: Philippines Branch: Navy and Air Force Rank: Technical sergeant Unit and specialty: Landing Ship for Tanks, gunner and […]

C.H. “Burt” Peterson

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. C.H. “Burt” Peterson Date of birth: Oct. 25, 1915 Dates of service: Oct. 18, 1941 to Aug. 15, 1945 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis […]

Jay Brown

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. Jay Brown Date of birth: Dec. 15, 1922 Dates of service: March 1943 to February 1946 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Portales Theater and location […]

Johnny D. Morgan

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. Johnny D. Morgan Date of birth: May 2, 1917 Dates of service: March 1941 to September 1945 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Portales Theater and […]

Aubrey “Lynn” Lansford

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. Aubrey “Lynn” Lansford Date of birth: May 19, 1923 Dates of service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of […]