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A GANNETT NEWSPAPER
VOL. l20. NO. la0 020l0. NEWS·LEADER
SUNDAY NEWS-LEADER
SPRINGFIELD
NEWS-LEADER.COM • OZARKSMOBILE.COM SPRINGFIELD. MISSOURI • MAY 30. 20l0 • °l.7a METRO SPRINGFIELD / °2.00 STATE
HILLCREST’S GREEN TAKES TWO TRACK TITLES; GLENDALE’S NAHON WINS STATE TENNIS / lD
NATION / WORLD
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NO END IN SIGHT
FOR GULF OIL
DISASTER / 2A
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
PROTESTERS
MARCH IN PHOENIX
RALLY / 2A
OZARKS
AMBER ARNOLD / NEWS·LEADER
SILVER SPRINGS
PARK POOL OPEN
FOR SUMMER / lB
OPINION
NEWS·LEADER FILE. 2007
TAX WILL ALLOW
CONTINUED
GROWTH / lE
BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESSES
OPEN LOCALLY / 3E
By Robert H. Reid
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
KABUL, Afghanistan — More
U.S. military deaths in the last 10
months of the Afghan war than in
the first five years of the conflict.
More boots onthe groundthanin
Iraq.
As the U.S. military death toll in
the Afghan conflict reached the
1,000 mark, a fight that has be-
come “Obama’s war” now faces
its greatest challenge — a high-
risk campaign to win over a hos-
tile population in the Taliban’s
southern heartland.
More casualties are expected
when the campaign kicks into
high gear this summer. The re-
sults may de-
termine the
outcome of a
nearly nine-
year conflict
that has be-
come the fo-
cus of Ameri-
ca’s fight
against Is-
lamist mili-
tancy.
The 1,000th U.S. military death
occurred in a roadside bombing
Friday — just before the Memor-
ial Day weekend when America
honors the dead in all its wars.
A NATO statement did not
identify or give the nationality of
the victim. U.S. spokesman Col.
Wayne Shanks said the trooper
was American — the 32nd U.S.
war death this month by an Asso-
ciated Press count.
The list of U.S. service mem-
bers killed in combat in
Afghanistan begins with Sgt. 1st
Class Nathan Ross Chapman of
San Antonio, Texas, a 31-year-old
career Special Forces soldier am-
bushed on Jan. 4, 2002, after at-
tending a meeting with Afghan
leaders in Khost province.
He left a wife and two children.
The base where a suicide bomber
killed seven CIA employees last
December bears his name.
The AP bases its tally on De-
fense Department reports of
deaths suffered as a direct result
of the Afghan conflict, including
personnel assigned to units in
Afghanistan, Pakistan or Uzbek-
istan. Other news organizations
count deaths suffered by service
members assigned elsewhere as
part of Operation Enduring Free-
1,000 U.S.
deaths in
Afghan
conflict
Military hits milestone
as it attempts new tactic.
Discarded book holds county’s war
HISTORY
WWI memorial reveals names of local heroes.
I
n 1971, Don King got more than a stack of old newspapers during
a Boy Scout paper recycling drive.
As the 13-year-old Scout worked through the pile, a treasure was
revealed —a leather-bound 1919 history book memorializing every
Greene County resident who served in World War I.
Handwritten in ink on the inside cover, two
names: Fay Grier and Joe Young.
“I have no idea who they are,” said King, a
history buff with a minor in history from
Drury University.
“I don’t know if the owner inadvertent-
ly threw it in there with the newspapers
or not. If they want it back, it’s their prop-
erty.”
“Honor Roll of Greene County, Mis-
souri” lists hundreds of area residents who
served — men and women, black and white
— with their photos, military rank and par-
ents’ names.
Most survived the war. Some did not.
“To the sons of Missouri who valiantly served and
fought for their country’s cause, this bookis dedicat-
ed,” the book notes.
King said his mother saved the book fromthe
recycling pile — she particularly liked the
suede-leather cover —andkept it ona book-
shelf for 28 years.
“Recently, she was going through books
she doesn’t use anymore,” King said. “This
one she wanted to be in a special place, a
place that gets the most use for people.”
He has no plans to put it on eBay.
“Absolutely not,” King said. “If we can’t find
whoownedit, this book belongs tothe residents
of Greene County. It should go where it would do
the most good, maybe the public library. Let’s let this
thing keep on living — it’s a living, historical docu-
ment.”
SONS ANDDAUGHTERS, TOO
Although dedicated to the sons of Missouri, the
bookhonors manylocal womenwhomadesignificant
contributions during the war.
There’s a photo of Mrs. Mary Denton —“champion
knitter” — who knitted more than 800 garments for
the Red Cross in Springfield in two years during the
war.
Two sisters —Bettie and Bessie Manley — volun-
teered as nurses in 1918, having graduated fromState
See History. Pace aA
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ley’s twin
aunts, Bett|e.
(top). ard
Bess|e. were
vo|urteer Red
Cross rurses
ard served at
Brest. Frarce.
Maj. Edwin P. Hub-
ble, (top) for w|or
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Horor Ro|| of Greere
Courty. Lt. W.T.H. Burrs
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Greere Courty to
serve dur|rc Wor|d
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Story by Wes Johnson • Photos by Dean Curtis
ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO. 20l0
U.S. Marines carry a wourded
fe||ow Mar|re across a f|e|d to a
wa|t|rc U.S. Arry Tas| Force Pe·
casus redevac |e||copter dur|rc
ar orco|rc f|ref|c|t |r He|rard
prov|rce. Afc|ar|star.
This photo shows t|e O|d Corpary K. Nat|ora| Guard. ta|er Sept. la. l7l7 at Carp C|ar| |r Nevada.
Mo. T|e p|cture appears w|t| rurerous ot|ers |r a |eat|er·bourd boo| about WWI fror l7l7.
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See Afghan. Pace 6A

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