The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 15.01.1965, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 15.01.1965, Blaðsíða 1
I Oth, Anniversary of a 17 JarE^ary 1965 UCLEAR NAVY . . . 17 jfatuuvu), 1955 - 'UBS, Ncudilui, S$(N) 571 UqhoL-1'^wki^ <vt Maclean. Poumh''. RAdm Weymouth, Family Arrive At Keflavik Keflavik's Super Constellation, the "City of Reykjavik" touched down on the airport runway Tues- day morning with RAdm Ralph Weymouth, new commander Ice- land Defense Force and his fam- ily. The admiral was met at hangar 831 by a contingent of defense force officers and their wives, led by RAdm Paul D. Buie, present Iceland Defense Force commander, Col. Lelend McGowan, chief of staff, Capt Robert Sparks, commander Naval Forces Ice- land and Col. Alan Long, com- mander Air Forces Iceland. Stepping off the aircraft with Admiral Weymouth was his wife, Laure, and six of their eight children: Martina, Danielle, Claire, Letitia, Laura and Lawrence. After leaving the "City of Reyk- javik" they traveled with Admiral Buie and his group to Quarters "A". Promptly at 11 a.m. tomorrow, the admiral will take up the reins of his new command in change of command ceremonies in the hangar. All major units of the Iceland Defense Force will be "standing tall" for the ceremony and representatives and guests of United States civilian and Ice- landic groups will be there. Immediately following the change of command ceremony Saturday, Admiral Buie will say his final good-bye to Keflavik International Airport, board his plane and return to Norfolk, Va., where he will serve as chief of the Naval Aviation Safety Cen- ter. Admiral Weymouth comes to the Iceland Defense Force from du- ties as assistant for advanced technology with the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington, D.C. He began his naval career in 1938 and became a naval aviator in 1941. A graduate of the Massachu- setts Institute of Technology where he won a masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1949, the-admiral has also attend- ed the Naval Post-Graduate School, Armed Forces Staff Col- lege and the National War Col- lege. Admiral Weymouth's last seagoing commands were the USS Duxbury Bay and the USS Lake Cham- plain. The admiral's stateside home is in Key West, Fla. NEW ARRIVAL — RAdm Ralph Weymouth, prospective IDF com- mander, arrives at Keflavik Airport. He and his family are wel- ,,comed by a contingent of officers and their wives in Hangar 831. With the welcoming party so near, the cameraman had trouble singling out the central subject, RAdm Weymouth. THE WHITE IFsjUcBCDim U.S. NAVAL STATION, KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ICELAND Volume IV, Number 2 _____Friday, January 15, 1965 Iceland's Thor Thors Dies; Emissary To United States "I was deeply distressed today .... His exemplary personal and professional qualities contributed greatly to the good relations be- tween our.... countries." These were the words of the United States Secretary of State Dean Rusk when he learned of the death of Mr. Thor Thors, Ice- landic ambassador to the United Nations and the United States. Mr. Thors career of service in the diplomatic corps of his country came to an end Monday when he suffered a fatal hemorrhage in Washington. D.C. He was laid to Thor Thors rest Thursday in Washington. Born Nov. 26, 1903, Ambassador Thors attended the University of Iceland, earning a degree in law in 1926. He then studied in Cam- bridge, England and Paris, France. Returning to Iceland in 1927 he took over as manager of his father's petroleum firm and in 1934 became managing director of the Union of Icelandic Fish Producers. After serving as a member of the Althing from 1933 to 1940 he was chosen as Icelandic consul general in New York and in 1941 became the first man to hold the post of minister to the United States. In 1955 he was appointed ambassador to the United States, a post which he held until his death. His service in the United States began in 1947 and during his years in the organization he filled the posts of chairman of the Ice- landic delegation, speaker of the political committee, chairman of the political committee and de- puty president of the general as- sembly. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Augusta Ingolfsdottir and two sons, Ingolfur and Thor Harald. A daughter, Margret, died in 1954. He was the brother of Olafur Thors, former prime minister of Iceland, who died last week. Pay liaise Probable Representative L. Mendel Rivers, D-S.C, has restated his views on a military pay increase, noting that he was already drafting a new pay bill. The new chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, in an exclusive interview with editors of the official Air Force Associa- tion publication, said the pay bill passed last year, "was little more than a gesture." He pointed out, "With a $630- billion gross national product, I say we can afford to give the military a pay raise." Representative Rivers said hous- ing, pay, food, commissaries and overseas expenses in highly in- flated cost areas will be reviewed very carefully. He noted that housing is one of the most vital areas. The representative also has a report on medical care and be- lieves dependents should have den- tal care. "Hospitalization is as much a right for the serviceman and his dependents as a pair of shoes," he asserted. He further explained that everything will be done to give the serviceman a well-rounded set of rights, benefits, preroga- tives, privileges and emoluments. The representative said, "If there is anything the American people want, it is a first-class military man well-dressed, well- (Continued on page 6.) Lt. Col. D. A. Hedges Earns Meritorious Service Award Meritorious service as chief of the Electronics Systems Division, Headquarters 28th Air Division, Hamilton AFB, Calif., has earned Lt. Col. David A. Hedges the Air Force Commendation Medal. Deputy assistant chief of staff for communications and electronics to the staff of Commander Iceland Defense Force, Colonel Hedges was presented the^ medal by RAdm Paul D. Buie, Commander Iceland Defense Force, during informal ceremonies held in Hangar 831 Jan. 7. Colonel Hedges was awarded the medal for "... displaying out- standing initiative and professional skill in the provision and manage- ment of radar and communication systems required to accomplish the training and tactical mission of air defense forces on the West Coast of the United States ..." from Dec. 18, 1963 to Nov. 15, 1964. In summary the commendation from the Secretary of the Air Force reads: "The distinctive ac- complishment of Colonel Hedges reflects credit upon himself and the United States Air Force." A veteran of 24 years in the Air Force, Colonel Hedges is a native of Republic, Ohio. He grad- uated from Columbian High School in Tiffin, Ohio and at- tended Heidelbery College, also in Tiffin. He is married to the former Miss Virginia Martin of Cali- fornia, Pa. Colonel and Mrs. Hedges have two children. Mrs. Hedges and the children are pre- sently residing at Hamilton AFB, but are expected to join the Colo- nel at Keflavik in late January. RAdm Paul D. Buie and Lt. Col. D. A. Hedges

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