From our files |Todd Crosby returns from Operation Desert Storm

100 Years Ago,
April 28, 1916

The Cowley Weekly Progress

With the stage set to produce the most telling political effect possible, with the lights dimmed to shroud in mystery the star actor’s entrance, Professor Wilson came on before the United States congress as audience, with his old play revamped, but under the same title, “The War Scare.”

75 Years Ago, May 1, 1941

The Lovell Chronicle

Mrs. Charles Mitchell, 42-year-old wife of a farmer of Norristown, Pa., was reported doing nicely Saturday after giving birth to her fifth set of twins and her 20th child. Fourteen of Mrs. Mitchell’s children are living. Only one of the four previous pairs of twins survives. Her oldest child is 22.

50 Years Ago, April 28, 196604-28-2016confirmationApril28,66_001

The Lovell Chronicle

Photo: Making their First Communion at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Holy Thursday were (front row, l-r) Ester Rodriguez, Eugene Padilla, Jim Garrett, Joe Montanez, Alex Rodriguez, Margaret Padilla, (back row) Juanita Montanez, Robyn Wambeke, Jenifer Wambeke, Anna Ontiveroz and Lori Leonhardt.

25 Years Ago, April 25, 1991

The Lovell Chronicle

Army Specialist E4 Todd Crosby was the first serviceman from north Big Horn County to come home from Operation Desert Storm. As a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, his unit’s main duties during Operation Desert Storm were in operations. He said they wrote up plans for other units and gave orders. He said he felt the war was for the freedom of Kuwait and not oil. He admitted the oil was there but that wasn’t the main issue.

For  Army Specialist E4 Ian Corland the worst part of serving in Operation Desert Storm came after the cease-fire. He was a flight medic on the Blackhawk helicopters and helped evacuate the Iraqi refugees. Although some of the refugees flown out of Iraq were deserting Iraqi soldiers, Corland said 90 percent of his load was children. Many of the
refugees had to be treated for abdominal wounds, burns, head injuries and shattered bones.