LINDALE, TX (KLTV) - Ronald Oas's career as a U.S. Navy Submariner ranged from the early subs of World War II to the sophisticated nuclear subs of today. Oas, called "runt" by childhood playmates, joined the Submarine Service at the age of 17. In his first taste of war, his submarine The U.S.S. Pollack destroyed two Japanese cargo ships and then had to wait silently under water while 600 pound depth charges exploded all around it. The Pollack would sink 11 Japanese ships and damage 24 before during its four war patrols in World War II ended.
Ronald Oas went on to spend 21 years in "the Silent Service" on submarines ranging from the early diesel/battery subs to the prestigious U.S.S. Robert E. Lee Nuclear sub. Oas has written about his experiences in his book "Honor Of The Name".
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:07 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:07:39 GMT
From the Tyler Police Department: TYLER, TX (KLTV) - On Saturday at approximately 8:50 p.m., police responded to a pedestrian accident that occurred in the 2300 block of West Erwin Street in Tyler. UponMore >>
The pedestrian was immediately transported to East Texas Medical Center with life threatening injuries, where he later died from his injuries.More >>
It's been less than 10 months since the world record for a lottery prize. On Saturday night, it could conceivably fall once again.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one single ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials disclosed Sunday.More >>
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(NASA/CNN) - NASA scientists recorded a powerful explosion on the moon recently. A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17. The impact was so powerful the flash of brightMore >>
A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 12:56 PM EDT2013-05-19 16:56:47 GMT
The Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office was called out to the Ponderosa area Sunday morning around 2:30 AM to a party where an intoxicated Francisco Rivera had assaulted a party-goer.Police say 26-year-old RiveraMore >>
The Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office was called out to the Ponderosa area Sunday morning around 2:30 AM to a party where an intoxicated Francisco Rivera had assaulted a party-goer.More >>