Military Report, 05/18/2008

Pass graduates basic combat training

Army Pvt. Jason A. Pass has graduated from Basic Combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

Pass is the son of Kathy Pass of Dayton.

The private is a 2007 graduate of Fernley High School Adult Education.

35th reunion for the USS Missouri crew

The USS Missouri BB-63 Association has scheduled its 35th reunion.

Veterans who proudly served aboard the battleship USS Missouri BB-63, their progeny and friends will meet for the annual reunion Aug. 28-Sept. 1 in San Antonio, Texas.

Reunion activities include a tour of San Antonio, dinner and show at the Diamond W. Chuckwagon, a concert by the original Missouri Band, visit the Admiral Nimitz Museum. On Sept. 1, the group will hold an open memorial service including the ringing of the bell ceremony for all shipmates who have died over the last year.

For information, contact reunion chairman Jack Stempick at (203) 281-4693, president Bill Morton at (803) 469-3579 or send an e-mail to mo62@ftc-i.net.

Purchase bricks for Korean Veterans War memorial

Bricks are available for purchase as memorials at the Korean War Veterans Memorial Park at the end of East Fifth Street.

As part of Riverview Park, the Korean Veterans Memorial Park features bricks with the names of military veterans from all branches who served from 1945 to the present day in Korea, including its territorial waters.

They are $50 each. Applications are available from Val Jensen, Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 305 treasurer, at 882-1739; or mail information of name, rank and service, and years in Korean theater, to Jensen at: 2654 Wellington North, Carson City, 89703.

The "Nevada Cities Complex" is in regard to the last battle fought from March 26-30, 1953 in Korea. Another plaque displays the 34 names of Nevadans who died during the war.

The chapter meets at 11 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hall, corner of Curry and Second streets.

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