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Newburgh, NY Train - Car Wreck, Apr 1948

3 Soldiers Killed As Train Hits Car.

NEWBURGH, (AP)---Three soldiers stationed at the U. S. Military academy were killed early yesterday when their car was struck by a freight train as they were returning to West Point.

The dead were identified as Corporal Richard R. Day, 19, Watervllet[sic], Mich.; Corporal William T. Robinson, 21, Youngstown, O., and Sgt. Russell G. Meyers, 20, Herkimer, N.Y. Myers was the owner and operator of the car, police said.

The three men were members of an orchestra playing for a dance at the Non-Commissioned Officers club, Stewart field, West Point air base.

The car was struck by a 16-car freight train on the Temple Hill road near Vails Gate, N. Y.

The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY 19 Apr 1948

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