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National Guard Bureau

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 1997 – Children of active duty or retired military personnel have until Feb. 25 to apply for a 1997 Cmdr. William S. Stuhr Scholarship.

A fund, established in 1965, provides five $4,000 scholarships. Applicants must be high school seniors in the top 10 percent of their class. They must be active in extracurricular activities and planning to attend a four-year accredited college or university. For more information and applications send a self-addressed, stamped envelop to:

Cmdr. Stuhr Scholarship Fund

1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 9-D

New York City, NY 10029-5208


U.S., Vietnam Launch Joint Investigation

CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii -- U.S. and Vietnamese investigators have begun a joint investigation and remains recovery operation in 22 provinces of Vietnam, U.S. Pacific Command officials announced.

The 30-day operation began Jan. 6. The 104 U.S. military and civilian specialists on the team and the Vietnamese contingent plan to investigate as many as 59 cases and excavate as many as 13 sites.

There are 2,134 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia.


Marine Marathon Wheelchair Category Winners

WASHINGTON -- There was some confusion over the winners of the wheelchair portion of the 1996 Marine Corps Marathon.

Carlos Moleda of Falls Church, Va., clocked 1:55:32 to win the men's wheelchair category of the 1996 Marine Corps Marathon, held here Oct. 27.

Julia Wallace of Rumson, N.J., the only entrant in the women's wheelchair category,finished in 2:21:09 -- good enough for second place among all the wheelchair athletes.

Spectators saw Jon Franks of El Segundo, Calif., cross the line first in just over 1:38, but he used an ineligible hand-crank wheelchair equipped with bicycle-style 26-speed gears.

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