Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/11/17 - VETERANS' DAY
3 Bombers sent stuff: 
Mike CLOWES ('54)
David RIVERS ('65)
Shirley COLLINGS ('66)
	Coins on a soldier's grave:
A coin left on a headstone lets the deceased soldier's family
know that somebody stopped by to pay their respects. Leaving
a penny means you visited. A nickel means you and the
deceased soldier trained at boot camp together. If you served
with the soldier, you leave a dime. A quarter is very
significant because it means that you were there when that
soldier died.


BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jerry BOYD ('52) & Patsy McGREGOR ('54)

BOMBER LUNCH: All Bombers 11:30, Queensgate Sterlings (2nd Sat) 

11/11	11:00am (central) ~ LSU(#25*) v Arkansas	 
11/11	 7:00pm (central) ~ ND(#3) @ Miami (FL)	 
11/11	11:00am (central) ~ OSU(#11) v MI St(#13) 
11/11	 4:30pm (central) ~ WSU(#19) @ Utah	 
*Coaches Poll

Our own Michael PETERSON ('77) - "Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie"

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

Re: Armistice, AKA Veteran's Day

A short while after the event, it was decreed that on the
11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we were to
remember the Armistice that brought an end to the "War to End
All Wars". Many, many, many years later the congers changed
the name of this remembrance to Veterans' Day. I don't think
there are any survivors of "War I" left; those who fought in
"War II" are getting fewer, which leaves the vets from Korea
and the 'Nam and all that followed. To all of them: "Thank

Now, to the business at hand. There is a Bomber anniversary,
and the birthdays of a Bomber Babe and three (3) Bombers.

Let me say "Happy Anniversary!" to Jerry BOYD ('52) and 
Patsy McGREGOR ('54). You guys must have done something 

And now, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy
Birthday!" to Bev COATES ('52), Jack SINDERSON ('53),
Bob JOHNSON ('54) and Ted NETH ('55). Trust this is a good 
day. I would have used more exclamation marks but the Tooter ('65)
has been remiss in recycling the thousands he uses almost daily.

I didn't wish the Gyrenes a happy birthday on the 10th
because, to paraphrase Gen. Douglas MacArthur, the Marines
have too many.
-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where,
	despite the fact that Timberline started daily skiing 
	yesterday, there are still green leaves on the walnut 
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: Welcome Home

What more can one say to the men and women who have served
their country so well. The Country called and we answered. So
many of my friends served and many did not come home. Since
coming home back in '68 the feeling of the Nation has changed
drastically and for that I am very grateful. One of the
things I have been privileged to do over the years is to
visit Veteran's groups with Terry DAVIS Knox ('65) and some
of the cast of the Television Show in which he starred. No
Terry did not serve, but I have viewed the response to the
show up close and personal. To a man, the response has been
the same. "Tour of Duty" has been described by so many vets
of my (our) war as the first time they felt they were fairly
portrayed. I have spent time with the surviving members of
the 196th Infantry Brigade which was portrayed in the series.
In fact tomorrow I will call one of them (today) and wish him
Happy Veterans' day and Welcome Home. I have spent time with
Terry and some cast members with the yearly gathering of the
Vietnam Veterans of America... all of this has been an honor
and a privilege... I am not trying to give the show or Terry
more credit than our Vets... I am just saying someone cared.
For my time "We've gotta get outa this place" was the
National Anthem of RVN... each War savors its own music I am
sure... from "I'll be home for Christmas" to what ever makes
the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines feel closer to home...
Please allow me to thank each and every Bomber Veteran out
there and that goes for parents, children and other friends
and relatives. Nothing I can say here will heal the wounds or
bring back the deceased... but if I can make only one Veteran
or veteran family feel more appreciated then this post has
been successful. Thank you for your service and Welcome Home.

-David RIVERS ('65; S/Sgt. USMC)
>>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66)

Re: Veterans' Day

On this Veterans' Day we especially honor those classmates 
in the class of '66 who served in the military:

-Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland  
That's it for today. Please send more.