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See. D, Pri., April JS, 19S1 Page 11 Goldsboro (N.O.,) JTews-Argns
Marine Generals Extend Best Wishes
To Air ‘Team’
Major General John Calvin Munn,
commander of the 2nd Marine Air
craft Wing at Cherry Point, today
welcomed the S3rd Fighter Day
Wing and the 482nd Fighter-Inter
ceptor Squadron to the air power
team guarding the skies of the
eastern United States.
His letter of best wishes upon
the rededication of Seymour John
son Air Force Base was sent to
Col. Robert C. Richardson, com
mander of the 83rd Fighter Day
"The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing,
based at Cherry Point Marine
Corps Air Station, Cherry Point,
N. C., represents the major por
tion of the Marine Corps' Ea.st
Coast Air Arm, We most heartily
welcome your command to the har
monious Air Force - Marine Cors-
Nat'y air power team that guards
the skies of eastern United States.
"Please extend the congratula
tions of the 2nd Marine Aircraft
Wing to Lieutenant Colonel James
M. Thomas and the 482nd Fighter
"I wish to extend opr very best
wishes for a most gratifying future
role in air pmver for you and your
command at Seymour Johnson,”
General Munn said.
The general saw action in the
Korean War fighting and in three'
major campaigns in World War H.
He Is holder of the Silver Star,
Legion of Merit with combat "V”
and a gold star In lieu of a second,
and the letter of commendation
(Continued from page 3)
their three children, Bobby, Gini
CAPTAIN ROBERT McINTOSH
Newest addition to the THUN-
DERBIRDS is Capt. Robert H. Mc
Intosh. of Hollywood, Calif., spare
pilot and engineering officer for
the team. ^ ,
Bom September 1, 1927, in
Brownwood, Texas, he was grad-
uated from Hollywood High School
In 1945 and shortly thereafter en
listed in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He served with the Marines until
June, 1947, much of the time aboard
the battleship USS Massachusetts.
While in the Marines he received
a fleet appointment to the U.S.
Naval Academy, Annapolis, Mary-
Upon graduation from the Naval
Academy, Capt. McIntosh enter
ed USAF pUot training, graduating
from Williams AFB, Arizona, in
July, 1952. He received combat
trevt training at Nellis AFB, Ne
vada, before going to Korea; where
he flew 100 missions with the
4th Fighter Group, downing one
lHIO-15 and / damaging three
others. For his achievements, Capt.
Metotosh was awarded the Disting
uished Flying Cross, the Air Medal
with three Oak Leaf Ousters and
the Korean Campaign Ribbon with
three battle stars.
In August, 1953, he returned to
ifelHs AFB and became an Instruc
tor in the Combat Crew Training
program, later being assigned as
an instructor in the USAF Fighter
Weapons School. He was picked to
Join the THUNDERBIRDS in Feb
As Spare Pilot, Capt. McIntosh
must be ready to replace other
team members In the event of ill
ness, and as engineering officer
he is responsible for the mainte
nance of the team’s six F-lOO Su
per Sabres as. well as its support
Capt. McIntosh and his wife, the
former Diane Copp of Baltimore,
Maryland, live In Las Vegas, Ne
vada, with their two children, Bob
by and Heather.
CAPTAIN WnXIAM SCOTT, JR.
’ Narrator and Public Information
Officer with the THUNDERBIRDS
Is Capt. William H. Scott, Jr., of
St. Petersburg, Fla. Capt. Scott
was bom in St. Petersburg on Oc
tober 13, 1926, the son of Mr and
Mrs. W. H. Scott.
Following graduation from St,
Leo Preparatory School, St. Leo.
Fla., in-1945, he entered the U.S.
Army. As a paratrooper, he in
structed at the Airborne School.
Ft. Benning, Ga,, and later served
with the 82nd Airborne Division at
Ft. Bragg. N. C. DLscharged in
1947, he worked for the St. Pcters-
bur.g Times as a sport.s v\Titer prior
• to entering the Univer.sity of Flori
da in .Tune, J948. He completed
two and one half years .of college
work before entering the Air Force
as an Aviation Cadet in September,
In 06tober. 1950, he graduated
from the jet fighter school at Wil
liams AFB, Arizona. He flew 81
missions in Korea with the 58th
Fighter Bomber Group, and for hi.s
combat tour was awarded the
Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air
Modal with two Oak.Leaf Cluster.^
and the Korean Campaign Ribbon
with three b.allie stars.
In January, lO.To, lie was assigned
to the 506th Strategic Fighter Wing
at Dow AFB, Bangor, Me., and in
1955 became an instructor at the
USAF Fighter Weapons School,
Nellis AFB. Nevada. In late 1955,
lie transferred to the Training Re
search and Development Section
as project pilot, and acted as edi
tor of the “Fighter Weapons Ne\^•s-
letter” until he was chosen to join
the THUNDERBIRDS in Novem
Capt. Scott lives in Las Vegas,
Nevada, with his wife, the former
Kay McCabe of St. Petersburg,
and their three daughters, Kathy,
TrisbA and Cindy,
A graduate of the U. S. Naval
Academy, he served more than
five years at sea as a squadron
pyot on the aircraft carriers Sara
toga, Lexington, Langley and Ran
He also served expeditionary du
ty in Nicaragua.
General Munn was born In Pres
cott, Ark., and graduated from the
Naval Academy in 1927. He joined
the 2nd Marine Brigade in Nicara
gua in 1928.
SAN MANUEL. Ariz. (AP) ■
The weekly San Manuel Miner re
cently printed on Its front page—
In boldface type and “with great
nlpasure’’ — this letter from Tex
“I want to subscribe to the Min
er. I used to live In your fair city,
and loved it. I miss San Manuel
and Arizona very much. Texans
don’t have much to brag about.’’
The paper did not print the sub
scriber's name ‘for fear woT-d of
this may find Its way to Texas
and reprisals may be visited on
this fine San Manuel booster.”
Congratulations and best wishes
to the men of the 83rd Fighter Day
Wing and the 482nd Fighter-Inter
ceptor Squadron at Seymour John
son Air Force Base came today
from Brigadier General E. A.
Montgomery, United States Marine
General Montgomery is com
manding general of the Marine
Corps Air Station at Cherry Point.
“Please accept my heartiest con
gratulations on the rededication of
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
on April 26. We at the Marine
Corps Air Station at Cherry Point
wish'you and your airmen of the
83rd Fighter Day Wing every suc
“Please extend our congratula
tions to Lieutenant Colonel James
M. Thomas and the 482nd Fighter
“I am confident that the com
mands at Seymour Johnson will
realize a vital role in the ever
growing air strength of the East
Coast and the United States,” Gen
eral Montgomery said in a letter
to Col. Robert C. Richardson, com
mander Se>'mour Johnson.
General Montgomery, former
chief of staff of the 1st Marine Air
craft Wing In Korea, also Is a vet
eran of World War n action In the
Northeim Solomons, the Luzon op
eration, Okinawa campaign, and
consolidation of the Philippine Is
A'^aduate of the U. I. Naval
Academy in 1930, he has been
an aviator since 1933. Among Tili
decorations is a bronze star for
bravery and a letter of commenda
tion ribl^n with combat “V’s”.
He is a native of Augusta, Ga.
MCALESTER, OKLA. (AP) —
Three- year • old Chris Long,
clad only in her nightie and bare
footed, dashed through a rain
storm Into a shop and asked for
“I’ve locked my mother In a clos
et and can’t get her out,” she cried.
Mrs. Herbert Aston, a clerk,
rushed to the house. Sure enough,
Mrs. Shirley Long was trapped in
The Lauderer's Tale
CINaNNATT (AP) — Dave Rob
erts has roved to the other side of
the world as travel editor for the
Cincinnati Enquirer, and his work
did not go unrecognized.
A series of articles he wrote on
a trip through Russia brought him
the top Mark Twain award for mid
west \vriters at a trade associa
Roberts’ prize: a trip for two to
welcome AIR FORCE
• TIMELY SUITS
• CROSBY SQUARE
• MANHATTEN SHIRTS • HYDE PARK SUITS
TOM R. BEST
"HOUSE OF 1,000 SUITS"
• I i 1 ^
And To Your
CHRYSLER - PLYMOUTH
Dealer In Goldsboro
In Our Sales Depf.
Drive the cars of fhe
and let's talk terms
In Our Service Depf.
Trained personnel to give
your car the care it deserves
WE AIM TO TAKE CARE OF
J.D. PIKE MOTOR CO.
305 N. Center St.
Conitruction By W. P. Lowrlmorc & Son
AIR FORCE BASE
ON THIS MOMENTOUS
OCCASION OF ITS
WE EXTEND A WARM
WELCOME TO THE AIRMEN,
THEIR FAMILIES, AND ALL
PERSONNEL OF SEYMOUR
QUITE NATURALLY. WE ARE
PROUD TO HAVE HAD A
PART IN THE REBUILDING OF
OUR NEIGHBORING BASE.
W. PAUL LOWRIMORE, JR.
Who Becomes General Manager
August I, 1957
W. P. LOWRIMORE & SON
S. George St. Extension
Goldsboro, N. C.