Saturday, January 11, 2014

50 Years Ago

Captain C.D. Fonvielle Jr., commanding officer of the Naval Air Station, and Lt. Colonel E.E. McTaggart, USAF, cut the ribbon to open the new $4 million Joint Ground Control Intercept/Air Defense Center at the Naval Air Station. City, county, state and military officials attended the ceremony.

Vice Admiral E.W. Grenfell, commander Submarine Force, Atlantic Fleet, presented the Arleigh Burke Award to the USS Tirante. The award was given to one unit in each fleet that had achieved the greatest improvement in battle efficiency during the year.

Armando Henriquez was installed as president of the Kiwanis Club at the installation dinner at the Holiday Inn.

Dr. Harold Campbell, principal of Key West High School, reported that 45 percent of the students in Key West schools were Navy connected.

Paul Marks had listed the Sun and Surf Motel at 508 South St. for sale at an undisclosed price.