I am trying to locate anyone who was stationed at FORT CHAFFEE during May through September in 1975. During that time I was on active summer camp when all the viet refugees were brought in. We were stationed out of town in a tent city because the barracks were full. We were hit by severe weather and a tornado. My medical records were lost and I am from New Orleans, La. All records from Jackson Barracks were destroyed with Hurricaine Katrina. I was told to get verificatione from anyone who remembers this event as proof. I have been trying to file a claim for compensation for years, and just recently seem to have found a rep willing to help. Please help me if you can. I think I was there in May but someone else said they thought it might have been in August 1975.
Does any of the following help you to pinpoint the event so you can find it in a newspaper archive?
February 5, 1942 and February 22, 1975 - Tornadoes hit Little Rock each date with fatalities. (page 16)
Feb 22 1975 - Tornado at Little Rock and North Little Rock with one dead. (page 20)
March 23 1975 - Apparent supercell thunderstorm moved across the state from Ashdown to Blytheville with numerous reports of large hail and wind damage. (page 27)
March 28 1975 - Tornado at Warren with 7 dead and 5 to 7 inches of rain in the northeast. (page 28)
Dec 5 1975 - Tornado at Mena. (page 86)
ALL TIME LEADING KILLER TORNADOES SINCE 1969:
7 dead Warren March 28, 1975 (page 142)This message has been edited. Last edited by: topekaks,
Bellora, I worked at Fort Chaffee during this time and was working on the night the tornado hit what we called tent city. Several soldiers on ended up hurt, broken bones, head and neck injuries from GPMedium tent ridge poles landing on them. Few building were damaged, but it did blow the top off the plumbing maintenance shop bldg. Hope this helps. I'm thinking late May when this happened. You should have AT orders with the dates you were at Chaffee. Good luck
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