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Lorraine Rose Goldstein

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Westminster, CO USA
Tim 1965, Cindy 1966, Danny 1967 (deceased)
Janelle 1969
Yes! Attending Reunion

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Mar 11, 2023 at 6:58 AM

Happy birthday. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hope to see you at our 60th in Oct.

Jan 31, 2023 at 3:33 AM
Oct 22, 2022 at 9:47 PM

Glad to see your update. Sure do wish you would come to our reunions. A big 60 next yr. Take care, Lorraine Rose

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Posted on: Jan 16, 2022 at 4:43 PM

I’m a bit early like some others. Wonder if everyone has decided to do things when we get notice so we don’t end up forgetting.
Hope you will have a wonderful birthday. Also hope we can have a reunion next yr and you will come.
Glad to hear you’ve made the needed adjustments for this damn virus and both of you are fine.
Take care, stay well.

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Posted on: Jan 21, 2020 at 4:19 AM

Hi Jamie,
Wishing you a wonderful day full of happiness and good health.

Jul 18, 2019 at 2:52 PM

Bison Alumni
McCook Senior High School

Ron Friehe and Mary Dueland are meeting at the Edward Jones meeting room (308 W. 10th Street) this Tuesday July 23, at 11 a.m. to discuss the possibility of an all-classes 2020 reunion in McCook! Please be there if you'd like to contribute to this conversation.

Please do not reply to this e-mail. If you have any questions or would like to comment on 2020 reunion, please contact Ron Friehe at drfriehe100@yahoo.com.

We will keep you posted about a reunion in the fall and spring Bison Alumni Newsletters, if Ron and Mary decide to move forward with plans!


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Jan 31, 2019 at 3:33 AM
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Jan 24, 2019 at 11:47 AM

Jamie, so sorry I am late with birthday wishes. Hope it was a super awesome day.

Feb 20, 2018 at 8:31 AM

I am back in Colorado Springs CO

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Posted on: Nov 13, 2017 at 12:20 PM

Thought you might like to see this. Sorry the pictures didn't copy.

Not Forgotten: Colorado Woman's Promise To Missing Vietnam War Pilot
Jane Adams of Greeley, Colo., holds a photo of her first husband, Air Force pilot Mike Klingner
Jane Adams of Greeley, Colo., holds a photo of her first husband, Air Force pilot Mike Klingner

On their first wedding anniversary, Mike Klingner asked his wife, Jane Adams, a favor. He was getting ready to leave for the Vietnam War as a pilot.

“Mike said the night before he left, ‘If I’m killed in action, I want to be buried in Arlington,’” Adams said.

After Mike Klingner joined the Air Force, he was sent to the Vietnam War as a jet pilot.
In 1970, 1st Lt. Mike Klingner’s jet crashed into a dense jungle hillside. After a military investigation, he was declared killed in action. His body was never found.

More than four decades after the Vietnam War ended, Adams still hopes to bring Klingner – or even just a part of him – home for burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

Listen Listening...8:08 The story of a Colorado woman's decades-long journey to bring her husband home from the Vietnam War.

Klingner is among 1,602 cases from the Vietnam War that a small U.S. Defense Department agency is still working to account for all these years later.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, or DPAA, has in recent years faced pressure from Congress to resolve more cases, including those that are tough to solve like Klingner's. Progress has been made, said Johnie Webb, the DPAA’s deputy director of outreach and communication.

“We’ve done a lot to develop that capability and capacity and in doing so we’ve increased the number of identifications that we have made,” he said.

Before a deadline to increase the number of identifications it makes took effect in 2015, the DPAA was resolving an average of 88 cases a year. Congress said the agency should have the ability to solve 200 cases a year. In the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years, the DPAA has inched up to that threshold.

“We are now disinterring unknowns from our cemeteries,” Webb noted.

He added that advances in DNA have helped. For instance, the agency is working to identify remains from cemeteries like those from the 1941 attacks on Pearl Harbor at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, or “Punchbowl,” in Hawaii.

Still, the caseload is massive. The DPAA is contending with some 83,000 missing or otherwise unaccounted-for troops and personnel from several conflicts. That includes World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. The agency’s mission is to provide "the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel to their families and the nation," but the agency is frank that that such an accounting isn’t possible in all cases.

Up to 40 percent show promise -- hundreds of them from the Vietnam War.

Yet progress on Vietnam War cases is slow. Of the accountings made in the 2017 fiscal year by the DPAA, just 16 were Vietnam cases.

That worries Ann Mills-Griffiths, the CEO for the National League of POW/MIA Families. During the Vietnam War, the nonprofit was key to bringing attention to the issue of missing troops and spurring action within the government to help them and their families.

“It is better to have certainty about what happened,” Mills-Griffiths said.

She added that there’s a feeling that time is running out to solve Vietnam War cases. Villagers who may remember something about a crash or battle are becoming harder to find. The acidic soil in the region causes human remains to decay faster, complicating recovery. Family members are aging and passing away.

She knows first-hand how it feels to have some kind of information about what happened. In recent years, she received information about her own brother, Lt. Cmdr. James B. Mills, whose plane vanished during the war.

“To know, that in fact, that my brother crashed along the coastline, in shallow water off the coast of Northern Vietnam," she said. "That’s much better than knowing what we knew before."


Jane Adams and Mike Klingner got married in 1968.
Jane Adams and Mike Klingner met while attending the University of Nebraska. He was funny, spontaneous and caring. He was also the drummer in a rock and roll band. Adams smiles as she listens to a recording of Klingner at a gig in the mid-1960s. He's doing his best impression of radio host Dick Clark.

“I never imagined I’d hear his voice again,” she said. “I can feel that same warm feeling. I can picture him, imagine his sense of humor, his warmth.”

It’s the first time she’s heard his voice in nearly 50 years. One of Klingner’s bandmates found the tape for this story.

In 1968, Adams married Klingner. After they graduated, he joined the Air Force as a pilot. On their first anniversary he was destined for the Vietnam War.

“In those days, you could still go to the gate to see people off on the airplane,” Adams recalled. “So I watch him go up to the top of the stairs, he got to the top of the stairs, turned and looked at the window where I was standing. And that was the last time I ever saw him.”

Soon, Klingner was flying missions from Tuy Hoa airbase in South Vietnam.

On April 6, 1970, Klingner attacked a supply route in Laos from his F-100 Super Sabre jet. That’s when it burst into a ball of flame and crashed in enemy territory in Laos.

That day, the military knocked on the door of Adams’ apartment in Omaha, Nebraska.

“They came with priest, which was standard,” she said before reading from the Air Force letter she received that day. “It is with deep personal concern that I officially inform you that your husband, 1st Lt. Michael L. Klingner, is missing in action…”

She would inquire further about what happened. Pilots who were flying in separate aircraft with Klingner had witnessed the crash. They only added doubt that Klingner could have survived. There was no way to search the area on foot and, a year later, Klingner’s status was changed to killed in action.

He was just 24 years old.

Adams mourned, but without Klingner's body, there was no funeral. Then, life went on. Adams remarried in 1973 and started a family.

Jane Adams looks through military forensic files for the case of Mike Klingner, whose jet crashed during the Vietnam War.
Sitting at her kitchen table in Greeley, Colorado, she said she’s never given up on Klingner's case. She opens her files on him, pausing, grinning and occasionally laughing at the band fliers, the college snapshots, the wedding photos and a Distinguished Flying Cross for heroic action. Then there’s the closest things she has left of Mike Klingner: the fragments.

“These are items that were retrieved from the site,” she said, showing the military’s forensic pictures of the crash site.

There are twisted bits of metal, the jet wreckage. There’s a piece of a survival vest. A part of a boot. A charred ID card that was Klingner's. Even a piece of sock.

“This is the remnant of sock and it is lined up with a standard sock that the military would have worn at that time,” Adams said.

It wasn’t until the mid-1990s that search teams first set foot on the crash site in Laos. Teams returned in the early 2000s, but a decade has passed since investigators were last there. In all the visits over the decades, the military’s Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency still hasn't fully excavated the site.

That leaves the case open, and Adams hopeful there might be something of Klingner to bring home for burial. In June, Adams traveled to the Washington, D.C., area for the DPAA's briefing for the families of the Vietnam War’s missing. Inside a Hilton hotel conference room, she met with Casualty Resolution Specialist Alvin Teel.

She asked him: “Are there possible explanations how fragments of his clothing, survival gear, have been recovered, but yet no trace of the person who was wearing them at the time of impact?”

Teel noted: “When that body hits, it basically breaks or explodes with the aircraft, so it can fragment, okay.”

Military investigators recovered an ID card from Mike Klingner's crash site in Laos.
It could be impossible to recover even a small part of Klinger’s body. Then again, Teel noted, the enemy could have buried his body.

“They would quickly bury it, either immediately, and they do this for sanitation and health purposes so [that] is a possibility,” he said.

Adams has one last question for Teel: “Where is Mike on the priority list?”

“Because we consider it an open site, we consider that the priority,” Teel answered. “We want to get the sites done.”

Access is preventing progress on the case, Teel added. It’s in a remote part of Laos, where weather can complicate efforts and equipment, such as a helicopter, is likely needed.


In 2000, Mike Klinger’s friends thought: if there couldn’t be a funeral, there should at least be a memorial service. His bandmate, Stan Johnson, traveled to his home town in Nebraska, to play the bugle.

“I came out to McCook and they dedicated a portion of the library to him and a past governor was there,” Johnson said.

After his death, Klingner was promoted to captain.

He was also posthumously inducted into the state’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame through the band: J. Harrison B. and the Bumbles.

Mike Klingner was the drummer for J. Harrison B. and The Bumbles in the 1960s.
One of Klingner’s commanders, retired Air Force Col. William Hosmer, traveled to the library in McCook to honor Klingner. He remembers him clearly.

“Mike was always there, rapping out with his hands on the bar, the beat, the drums,” Hosmer said. “He was an entertainer. He was a positive force and he brought the minds and the hearts of the pilots on the same frequency and he just stood out.”

It’s those same qualities that won Jane Adams over all those years ago. She wants to keep her word and bring her first husband home to a final resting place.

“That would be really, really helpful in closing that chapter and feeling satisfied that we’ve kept that promise,” Adams said.

That’s if it is even possible. Adams won’t know until the military keeps its promise to provide the fullest accounting possible to the family of Mike Klingner and the nation he served.

Nov 03, 2017 at 9:20 AM

Here are the plans for our 55th reunion. Sure hope you will plan to attend.

Hi All,

I have some info to share on a reunion.The Heritage Days weekend is Sept 29-30.

We can have a reservation for Fri night the 28th at the Loop Brewery. We would meet at 6P. Here is their website in case anyone is not familiar with them. http://www.loopbrewingcompany.com/

Sat for dinner we would go back to our old standby, Coppermill. I think everything agrees they have done a good job for us before. Probably meet again at 6P for cocktails, pictures if we want to do that again, then dinner. More on that later.

In looking for places to stay, there is the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites - McCook breakfast is included in the price of the room. Since there isn't much in town for breakfast on a Sunday morning we can meet there before we all head for home. It is out on 83 and I'm thinking it's the old Holiday Inn.
If you aren't staying at this hotel you can probably check with them to see if you can pay for breakfast.

As for things to do that will be up to each of us. There always seems to be something going on over this particular weekend. There is always lunch Sat at the Bieroc or Mac's.

It would be nice if we had at least 25-30 make plans to be there. As we are all too well aware there are going to be fewer and fewer of us as more years pass either because of health or...
If there aren't enough that want to make plans then I'll leave it to those who do go to do whatever they choose. I will be happy to take care of reservations at the Loop and Coppermill if that's what you would like to do.

I'd like to get this done by the end of Jan so that gives everyone time to decide.


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Oct 30, 2017 at 12:02 PM

Posted on: Oct 29, 2017 at 9:09 PM

Jamie, it's time again to think about a reunion, our 55th. I am taking yea or nay from everyone if they would attend. Nothing in the works right now but want to get an idea of how many would come. Would you let me know if you would attend? It would most likely be the weekend of Heritage Days sometime in Sept of 18. Hope to hear from you. Lorraine