Saturday, March 16, 2013

Rich Hill History From the Wichita Newspaper Dec.1898

The Wichita Tribune December 24,1898
Killed in a Rich Hill Mill Collapse 
Rich Hill, Mo.Dec 21
A portion of the Rich Hill mill collapsed at 1 o'clock this morning.Homer Kimbrough a transfer man, was caught by timbers and crushed.The building was badly damaged.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Email on Droz and the USS Little Rock

I received this E-mail yesterday from the blog, the guys name is Tim Kavanaugh 

I served with Don Droz on the U.S.S. Little Rock CLG-4 (1967-68) before he went to Viet Nam. I was an enlisted man RD2 and he was an officer but I stood watches in Combat Information Center and on the bridge many times. He was a good officer. I remember him well. Unfortunately I did not know much about him. I left the Little Rock in 1968 and served on two destroyers on the east coast before returning home to Minnesota. I watched a program on a river patrol boat attack in Vietnam in 1969. I looked him up on the Little Rock crew roster, knowing he had been killed in Vietnam. Funny how those memories are so clear more than 40 years later.