Thirty years ago — 1991

A Jamestown man was aboard a U.S. Navy Sea Dragon helicopter that crashed in the Persian Gulf, killing all six men aboard, the Navy said. It was the most American fatalities in a single incident in the region since the Gulf War. Lt. Thomas S. Larson of Jamestown was among the victims. The helicopter was taking off from the ship and it crashed shortly thereafter. The cause of the crash is still unknown

Forty years ago — 1981

Dennis S. Schrantz, formerly of 251 Maple Ave. in Dunkirk, director of the Ex-Convicts Organization in Charlotte, NC, was recently chosen one of the 1981 Outstanding Young Men of America by the United States Jaycees. He also received the honor earlier this year of being one of Charlotte’s 10 Outstanding Young Men of 1981. Mr. Schrantz’s agency helps offenders return to a productive life in society.

Fifty years ago — 1971

Miss Diane LoGuidice, a sophomore at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., has left for a year’s study in Rome, Italy. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LoGuidice of Temple Street, Fredonia.


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