The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 23.12.1977, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 23.12.1977, Blaðsíða 1
Keflavik notes Christmas caroling on base tonight Tonight at 7 the NATO base Chapel •ill sponsor Christmas caroling. Those carolers who wish to participate may meet at the Chapel at 7. A Candlelight Communion Service will be held tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the NATO base Chapel. Regular Sunday services will be held Christmas Day, beginning at 9:15 a.m. with Sunday school at the Lower School. The Morning Worship will be at 11 a.m. at the Chapel; Gospel Service at 1 p.m. and Evening Service at 7 p.m. A special Midnight Mass will be held tomorrow at midnight. The Evening Ser- vice will begin at il:40 p.m. with the singing of carols. At midnight, Mass will start with a procession to the manger with singing by the choir in "0 Come All Ye Faithful". QIljnatmaB To celebrate Christmas Day, the En- listed Dining Facility will host a special family dinner. Unaccompanied personnel are invited to dine from 3 to 4 p.m.; serving will start 4 and run until 6:30 p.m. for families. The menu will consist of spicy toma- to juice cocktail, turkey noodle soup, roast torn turkey, Virginia baked ham, steamship round, brown giblet gravy, pineapple sauce, brown beef gravy, bread dressing, whipped potatoes, buttered corn and hot dinner rolls. Commissary has new late hours For late shopping convenience, the Commissary Store will change its late shopping hours from Thursday to Tues- day, starting Jan. 10 to comply with the weekly produce flight. New hours of operation will be: Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All other hours will stay the same. Midnight Sundowners dance into 1978 The Midnight Sundowners Square Dance Club will greet 1978 with its annual party New Year's Eve. Festivities will begin at 8 p.m. at the Glacier Hut and continue until the early hours of the New Year, All paid-un club members and those enrolled in the current class are invited, but should call Merle Parker at 7347 or Sandra Baskin at 7269 after 5 p.m. for reservations. Light refreshments will be furnished by the club but anyone who did not sign up to bring food at a regular dance night is also asked to call. Special holiday issue Today's White Falcon has been pub- lished in a condensed edition because of the Christmas holiday. The Dec. 30 issue will also be pub- in a shortened version because of the holiday period. The White Falcon will return to its normal four pages and entertainment section Jan. 6. Volume 33 Number 51 Keflavik, Iceland December 23, 1977 Rescue A serious business for the Air Rescue and Recovery Wing The Air Rescue and Recovery Wing, Detachment 14, has been involved in numerous rescue attempts recently. The most recent was the attempted rescue of former Air Force Pilot George Martin when he ditched his single engine plane in the Atlantic about 25 miles west of the Keflavik runway. Mr. Martin, a well known figure in the Icelandic pilots' community, had been ferrying aircraft along this route for about seven years since his retirement from the U.S. Air Force. Upon receiving word of the downed aircraft at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec, 14, Det. 14 dispatched an HC-130 and an HH-3E helicopter, attempting to locate the downed aircraft. Encountering 12 foot seas and 25 knot winds, Captain McCabe, pilot of the C-130, and Captain Walters, of the H-3 "Jolly" were unable to sight the craft. A second helicopter piloted by Captain Tatsch joined with nearby Icelandic fishing vessels in the search. At 5:45 a.m. the wreckage was located and a man lowered by helicopter in order to inspect the still floating tail section of the plane. Martin's body was discovered a short time later about a quarter of a mile from the wreakage by one of the fishing vessels. Martin, who is survived by his wife and son, was to have been the subject of an upcoming article in the "Iceland Review" magazine. Earlier this month Det. 14 was involved in the effort to save Mrs. Delores A. Blake, the late wife of the American Ambassador to Iceland James J. Blake. In response the following letter was sent to Rear Admiral K, J, Bernstein and the members of the Keflavik military community: I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation to you and members of the military community for the efforts you all took to save my mother's life. This is obviously a very difficult time for me and my family, However, her death is easier to accept when I know that every possible step was taken to save her. These steps included a helicopter being sent into Reykjavik tto pick my mother up and then a plane to transport her and my father back to the states. Even though the odds of my mother pulling through were very slim, at least an extraordinary effort was taken to save her. In closing, even though my mother died, I will never for- get her and the efforts taken to save her. Signed, David Blake, Tis' Top photos by PHAN Ken Croy the season

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