[2012.201.B0052.0704]

Description:

Photograph is of the destroyed front of a vehicles. the hood is crumbles up near the windshield from a collision. Caption: "Death came only a mile away from home for a Vietnam war veteran and his brother in this two-car collision on SH 72 near Haskell. HASKELL- He was returning from Vietnam. His younger brother, his girlfriend, and the war veteran's young wife had picked him up at Tulsa International Airport. There was to be a happy homecoming among friends and relatives upon their arrival. They never got there. The homecoming was only a mile away late Friday night when the two brothers were killed in a two-car collision on SH 72 near Haskell and the two young woman were injured, the wife critically. Instead of a happy homecoming Saturday, residents of this small Muskogee County community were preparing for a double funeral for James C. Walters Jr., 20, a seaman with 13 months service in the Vietnam war zone and his younger brother, Ronnie Walters, 17, a tailback on Haskell High School's football team last fall and a member of the baseball team. "Everybody is real torn up." Herbert K. Dowdy funeral home director and a friend of the family, said."

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Oklahoma - Muskogee County - Haskell
Creation Date: April 5, 1970
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 21
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: April 5, 1970
Coverage:
Place
United States - Oklahoma - Muskogee County - Haskell
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
April 5, 1970
Description:

Photograph is of the destroyed front of a vehicles. the hood is crumbles up near the windshield from a collision. Caption: "Death came only a mile away from home for a Vietnam war veteran and his brother in this two-car collision on SH 72 near Haskell. HASKELL- He was returning from Vietnam. His younger brother, his girlfriend, and the war veteran's young wife had picked him up at Tulsa International Airport. There was to be a happy homecoming among friends and relatives upon their arrival. They never got there. The homecoming was only a mile away late Friday night when the two brothers were killed in a two-car collision on SH 72 near Haskell and the two young woman were injured, the wife critically. Instead of a happy homecoming Saturday, residents of this small Muskogee County community were preparing for a double funeral for James C. Walters Jr., 20, a seaman with 13 months service in the Vietnam war zone and his younger brother, Ronnie Walters, 17, a tailback on Haskell High School's football team last fall and a member of the baseball team. "Everybody is real torn up." Herbert K. Dowdy funeral home director and a friend of the family, said."

Note:

PublishDate: 4-5-1970

Physical Description:

1 photograph : b&w

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Accidents | Auto | State | 1970 | newspaper photographs
Added Title: Death Came Only A Mile Away From Home For A Vietnam War Veteran And His Brother In This Two-Car Collision On Sh 72 Near Haskell
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2012.201.B0052.0704
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc199680
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image