1969: Servicemen's News
Marine Pfc. James L. Hartzell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie A. Hartzell, Plattsburg, has been meritoriously promoted to Private First Class upon graduation from recruit raining at the Marine Corps Recruit depot, San Diego, California. His promotion recognized his outstanding performance of duties during recruit training. He has been sent to Camp Pendleton, Calif., for four weeks of infantry combat training and four weeks of basic training in a military occupational specialty.
Pvt. Earl R. Lindsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey B. Lindsey, Smithville, was assigned to the 5th Infantry division, Ft. Carson, Colo., Sept.27, as a rifleman.
Lowell B. Langston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Langston, returned home Tuesday after thirteen months duty in Vietnam. He is residing at home.
Airman 1st class Jerry E. Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Brown of Tina, Mo., has completed training at the Defense Language Institute, East Coast Division in Washington, D.C. Brown, who received 37 weeks instruction in the Vietnamese language, is being reassigned to Goodfellow AFB, Texas. He is a 1966 graduate of the Hale, Mo., high school and attended Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg. His wife, Pamela, is the daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Eugene Downing of Holt.
1989: Open House At Wheeler's Too...
Recently Wheeler’s Auto Parts of Gower opened a second facility on East Maple, just north of the Courthouse in Plattsburg. A good crowd enjoyed inspecting the new building, it’s large stock of parts and accessories and of course the refreshments. The opening was held last Friday and Saturday.
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony sponsored by the Plattsburg Chamber of Commerce were left to right: George Ford of NAPA, Brook St. John, of Laurel’s Flowers, Ken Wheeler, owner, Don Smith, Mayor, Marcia Murphy, of the Chamber and Richard Bournonville, of NAPPA.
2009: Local soldier killed in Afghanistan
Lathrop resident and solder with the United States Army, Sgt. Issac Jackson was recently killed while serving his country in Afghanistan.
At press time, his wife, Kristen Jackson, was on her way to Dover, Del. To accompany Issac’s remains.
She is currently employed a BankLiberty in Plattsburg. The Jacksons have a 1½ year old son and a baby girl on the way, due on December 23, 2009.
Issac was a 2001 graduate of Lathrop High School.
His mother and step-father, Christal and Ed Kariker live in Plattsburg.
Arrangements are pending with Park Lawn Funeral Home in Lathrop.