Dick Wayne Higgs, Emil Bigler

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. Dick Wayne Higgs Date of birth: Jan 27, 1925 Dates of service: 1944-1945 Hometown: Atlamont, Ill. Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of service: […]

James Woods, Philip S. Gillespie

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. James Woods Date of birth: July 8, 1924 Dates of service: July 1944 to February 1946 Hometown: Grady Lives in: Grady Theater and location […]

Murray White, Morris Wood

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. Murray White Date of birth: March 16, 1924 Dates of service: 1942 to 1946 Hometown: Texico Lives in: Texico Theater and location of service: […]

Oscar C. Witt

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. Oscar C. Witt Date of birth: June 19, 1919 Dates of service: Jan. 15, 1940 to Sept. 15, 1945 Lives in: Logan Hometown: Vancouver, […]

Paul G. Kohler

Sharna Johnson “We are Americans” his father instilled in him from a very early age. 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. Paul G. Kohler Date of birth: March 10, 1922 […]

W.Y. Mitchell, M.C. Kelly

Sharna Johnson “We are going to take this crossing even if it takes a truck to haul the dog tags back.” 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. W.Y. Mitchell Date […]

Bob Ware, Jim Garrison

Bob Ware Date of Birth: May 4, 1928 Dates of Service: October 1946 to March 1948 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and Location of Service: Pacific Branch: Army Rank: Corporal Unit and Specialty: 8104 Service Department In his own words: By the time Ware volunteered for the army, the war was over. Ware said […]

Tony J. Ortega, Paul M. Jones

Sharna Johnson 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. Tony J. Ortega Date of Birth: May 10, 1919 Dates of Service: 1940 -1945 Hometown: Tucumcari Lives in: Tucumcari Theater or Location […]

James L. Brazell, Dan True, R.E. Bob Smith

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. James L. Brazell Date of birth: Sept. 21, 1925 Dates of Service: April 1944 to March, 1946 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Clovis Theater or […]

Carl Deaton, Dolphus Johnston, Joe Masters

Sharna Johnson 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. Carl Deaton Date of Birth: Dec. 23, 1924 Dates of Service: 1943-1946 Hometown: Lariat, Texas Lives in: Clovis Theater or location of […]

Hershal Horton, Earl Lamb, Maurice Waters, D.H. Allen, Marshall Vinson

Sharna Johnson 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. Hershal Horton Date of birth: Jan. 15, 1926 Dates of Service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Pleasant Hill Lives in: Clovis Theater or […]

Henry Gallegos, Carl Field, Lynn Wright

Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer 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. Henry Gallegos Date of birth: July 16,1926 Dates of service: October 1943 to August 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: […]

Herman Berkstaller, Tom Carter, Dr. E.O. Stewart, Martha Stewart

Sharna Johnson 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. Herman Berkstaller Born: 1922 Dates of service: Aug. 8, 1942 to Sept. 1945 Hometown: Roswell Lives in: Elida Theater or location of […]

Charles Bracken, Bruce Hamilton, Juan Vega, Merriman Vise, E.J. Crownover

Sharna Johnson 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. Charles Bracken Date of birth: March 25,1914 Dates of service: 1943-1945 Hometown: Friona Current residence: Clovis Theater or location of service: Alaska […]

CONS commander outlines GPC keys to success

Maj. James Eastman As the contracting commander, there are many mission critical issues to deal with every day. At Cannon, we spend about $40 million a year on contracts for construction projects, purchasing new equipment and for service contracts that keep Cannon running smoothly. However, the one contracting program that has the furthest reach and […]

Former military building historic monument

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist A Clovis friend told me in July the old military stable near Bell Park might soon be torn down. He said one part of one stable has been torn down in the last few months. The one that is still up at Sixth and Ash is the last one standing. […]

Love studied through economic analogy

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist A University of New Mexico professor is trying to figure out love. And that’s good, because love is pretty much a mystery to half the people on the planet, basically the half that are men. You just know that if a UNM prof is tackling the subject of marriage, he […]

Soldier spent her time in Iraq cleaning up explosives

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Angela Olguin looks at a picture of herself taken in Iraq, where she spent five months clearing road sides and property of explosive ordnances with the 27th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A few days before Angela Olguin was slated to […]

Police launch summer safety campaign

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Police Department, along with other area agencies, unveiled the Operation Clovis Safe Summer program Friday at a press conference. The initiative, which police say will last from Memorial Day to Labor Day, will put increased focus on alcohol-related traffic offenses, seat-belt related traffic offenses, violent crimes and […]

Major crime unit formed

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer It’s been an idea years in the making. Bring together the best law enforcement officers in the area to form a unit to tackle major crimes. Homicides, armed robberies, child abductions and aggravated sexual assaults could all be investigated by a newly formed major crimes unit comprised of eight […]