Daring raid frees hostages

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP — Held captive since last fall, an ailing American woman and a Danish man will soon be safely on their way home after a bold, dark-of-night rescue by U.S. Navy SEALs. The commandos slipped into a Somali encampment, shot and killed nine captors and whisked the hostages to freedom. The raid’s success […]

Hands-on learning

Courtesy photo Members of a Clovis Special Weapons and Tactics team search rescued hostages and a terrorist during a recent exercise held at Cannon Air Force Base. By 2nd Lt. George Tobias: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Cannon Air Force Base — Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets from colleges across the United States recently had […]

Widow remembers husband’s heroism


By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A Portales woman still wrestles with demons that had their roots in the Iranian hostage crisis more than a quarter-century ago. Trudy McKeel is the widow of John D. McKeel, a Marine guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, one of 52 Americans held hostage for 444 days […]