Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/02/18
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	Heard about a Bomber death and 
2 Bombers sent stuff:
Mike CLOWES ('54)
Nancy MALLORY ('64)
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BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lloyd KENT ('54)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill CHAPMAN ('60)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gail FRANZ ('64)

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

Thanks to brother WEAR ('71) for the remembrance of the Okinawa
invasion. From all accounts it was pretty easy going on the
ground for the first few hours; little or no resistance on the
part of the Japanese Army. For the fleet support the landings,
it was a different story.

The Kamikaze force came out in full from bases in Japan and on
Formosa (as it was then called).

Enough of past history. Our Bomber birthday boy delayed action
so that he might not be born on April Fool's Day. Despite his
best efforts, however, some people move his middle initial over
one space to the left giving a different spelling of his first
name. Got to admit that it did draw a few chuckles from the
crowd.

A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to
Lloyd E. KENT ('54). To borrow the Vulcan phrase: "Live long
and prosper."

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where 
	Easter wasn't as dry as hoped for earlier in the week. 
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>>From: Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64)

Re: Spring?

Since the first day of spring it's been cooler. Not ready for
hot, but sure would like some in-between weather and temps.
Have also had lots of rain. Went to Easter sunrise service 
in the courtyard of my church yesterday morning. A little rain
sprinkled on us.

I sure enjoy reading the Sandstorm every morning with my
cereal.

-Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) ~ in cloudy, cool west TN
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Heard about Bomber death #56 in 2018 today:

Dale GIER ('48-RIP) ~ 1/22/30 - 3/27/18 
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That's it for today. Please send more.
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