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The White Falcon - 18.07.1980, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 18.07.1980, Blaðsíða 1
Keflavik, Iceland Volume 23, Number 28 July 18, 1980 News brief 1 POWs are honored Chaplain G. Landry will preside at a POW/MIA Recognition Day ser- vice at 11 a.m. today in the base Chapel. Everyone is urged to at- tend. The congress has by joint re- solution designated today as 'Na- tional POW/MIA Recognition Day.' "In each of America's wars our prisoners of war have been called upon to make uncommon sacrifices. Upon them has fallen the arduous responsibility of defending Ameri- can ideals under the absolute con- trol of the enemy. Extremely dif- ficult at best, this responsibili- ty becomes magnified almost beyond comprehension when men and women are treated inhumanely---in viola- tion of ordinary human compassion, fundamental moral standards, and basic international obligations. "All Americans should recognize the special debt we owe our fellow itizens who, as prisoners during artime, sacrificed their freedom that we might enjoy the blessings of peace and liberty. "Likewise, we must remember the unresolved casualities of war--- our soldiers who are still miss- ing. The pain and bitterness of war endures for their families, relatives, and friends. "Now, therefore, I, Jimmy Car- ter, President of The United States of America, do hereby de- signate Friday, July 18, 1980, as National POW/MIA Recognition Day, a day dedicated to all former A- merican prisoners of war, to those still missing, and to their fami- lies. I call on all Americans to join in honoring those who made the uncommon sacrifice of being held captive and their loved ones. "And I call on state and local officials and private organiza- tions to observe this day with ap- propriate ceremonies and activi- ties. "In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of July in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty, and of the independence of The United States of America the two hundred and fourth. " Jimmy Carter President Become safety conscious With winter approaching it is appropriate for each of us with children to pause and take stock of the hazards which confront them. Hopefully, through education, help and discipline, we can prevent a serious accident involving any of our children. I can't hope to identify and e- numerate every possible hazard to child safety that exists on the NATO Base. Actually, it is remarkable there have been so few accidents ex- perienced. However, it behooves us to examine a few areas and take those steps we can to help children avoid accidents. Also, each of us can become "child safety" conscious and, when we detect a possible ha- zard, notify the commanding officer so that the condition can be cor- rected. At the minimum, parents and other children may be alerted to ex- isting dangers. Some of the areas which present danger to children are as follows: Winds are often very strong at Keflavik and come up quite suddenly. Small children are particularly Tul- nerable to windy weather and have been known to imitate the western "tumble weed." Car doors can be lethal to small children when a strong gust strikes the door, just as a child is entering or leaving the car. Parents should get out of the car and hold the door open until the child is safely in or out. Another source of danger is the doors to Dempster dumpsters. A child can be severely injured if the wind should blow the door into his body as he throws trash into the dumpster. By the same token, building doors can be dangerous to a thirty or for- ty pound child. Parents should be alert to this danger and escort their children to and from the school bus if they are small and winds are high. In October 1970, an eleven year old dependent son was fatally in- jured aboard the Naval Station while engaged in play with a flare para- chute. A gust of wind dragged the See safety on page3 CW02 SIDNEY H. LUMPKIN was recently commissioned to his present rank by Capt. T. J. Keene, Commanding Officer Naval Station Keflavik. CW02 Lump- kin, formerly the Ground Electronics Maintenance Officer at Air Operations Department, now works with the Naval Facility. Mrs. Lumpkin is proud- ly assisting Capt/ Keene in snapping the new shoulder boards on her hus- band. (Photo by Naval Station Photo Lab)

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