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  • CWO3 Gary Stouffer

    CWO3 Gary Stouffer

    My name is Gary Stouffer and I am an active duty Chief Warrant Officer 3 in the United States Marine Corps. I joined the Marine Corps during my college days and have been in for 17 years now.
    My name is Gary Stouffer and I am an active duty Chief Warrant Officer 3 in the United States Marine Corps. I joined the Marine Corps during my college days and have been in for 17 years now.
  • SGT Joshua Michael

    SGT Joshua Michael

    My name is SGT Joshua Michael, U.S. Army (Ret.) I've been married to Daylyn, my gorgeous wife, for 15 years. I have a son, Ryan (14) who also love to hunt with me and my daughter, Maci (7).
    My name is SGT Joshua Michael, U.S. Army (Ret.) I've been married to Daylyn, my gorgeous wife, for 15 years. I have a son, Ryan (14) who also love to hunt with me and my daughter, Maci (7).
  • SGM William Lubbers

    SGM William Lubbers

    I am Sergeant Major William L. Lubbers of the United States Army. I've served 21 of my 24 years of service with Army Special Forces. 
    I am Sergeant Major William L. Lubbers of the United States Army. I've served 21 of my 24 years of service with Army Special Forces. I started my Special Forces career with 1st Special Forces Group where I served over eight years in Fort Lewis, Washington and Okinawa, Japan.
  • SGM Lawrence Boivin

    SGM Lawrence Boivin

    My name is Lawrence Boivin, and I retired from the Army after 24 years of active duty service to our great nation. 
    My name is Lawrence Boivin, and I retired from the Army after 24 years of active duty service to our great nation. I served the last 10 years of my military career within the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) where I was deployed to Iraq several times and once to Afghanistan.
  • Train Crash Witnesses Deal With Trauma From Accident

    Train Crash Witnesses Deal With Trauma From Accident

    For many of us the reality of Thursday's accident has begun to sink in. For others, however, the healing process may be a struggle of its own. 
    For many of us the reality of Thursday's accident has begun to sink in. For others, however, the healing process may be a struggle of its own. NewsWest 9 sat down with a local counselor who spent time with the veterans involved in the crash to find out what kind of an impact an event like this could have.
  • NTSB Releases Name Of Company Who Donated Truck Used in Parade

    NTSB Releases Name Of Company Who Donated Truck Used in Parade

    NewsWest 9 is continuing to follow the investigation into deadly train crash that killed four war veterans during a parade in Midland. We now know the name of the company who provided the truck carrying those 
    NewsWest 9 is continuing to follow the investigation into deadly train crash that killed four war veterans during a parade in Midland. We now know the name of the company who provided the truck carrying those veterans and their spouses on that tragic day.
  • Family of Army Sgt. Joshua Michael plans funeral in Amarillo

    Family of Army Sgt. Joshua Michael plans funeral in Amarillo

    A recent statement from the family of Army Sgt. Joshua Michael announced that a funeral for Sgt. Michael will be held here in Amarillo.
    One of the four veterans killed in that tragic train accident in Midland on Thursday was Hereford native Army Sgt. Joshua Michael. A recent statement from the family announced that a funeral for Sgt. Michael will be held here in Amarillo.
  • Community Remembers Train Crash Victims, Survivors in Prayer Vigil

    Community Remembers Train Crash Victims, Survivors in Prayer Vigil

    As we wait for answers as to how this tragedy happened, the community is leaning on their faith to get through this hard time.
    As we wait for answers as to how this tragedy happened, the community is leaning on their faith to get through this hard time. Another prayer vigil was held in downtown Midland on Saturday night and hundreds came out to remember the four heroes that were killed.
  • One of the Soldiers Injured in Train Accident Speaks Out to NewsWest 9

    One of the Soldiers Injured in Train Accident Speaks Out to NewsWest 9

    Staff Report NewsWest 9 One of the soldiers involved in Thursday's crash is now speaking out to NewsWest 9. Sergeant Shane Ladner spent 15 years in the army as a military police officer and with the
    One of the soldiers involved in Thursday's crash is now speaking out to NewsWest 9. Sergeant Shane Ladner spent 15 years in the army as a military police officer and with the Georgia National Guard.
  • Lawyer Representing One Train Victim Speaks to NewsWest 9

    Lawyer Representing One Train Victim Speaks to NewsWest 9

    Staff Report NewsWest 9 We're hearing more from the lawyer who plans on representing several families in this case. Kevin Glasheen and Robert Pottroff will be teaming up to represent one of the victims
    We're hearing more from the lawyer who plans on representing several families in this case. Kevin Glasheen and Robert Pottroff will be teaming up to represent one of the victims who was severely injured in the crash.
  • Midland Community Responds to Tragedy

    Midland Community Responds to Tragedy

    Residents of Midland and Odessa band together to help the train accident victims and their families.
    Residents of Midland and Odessa band together to help the train accident victims and their families.
  • NTSB: Warning Signals Activated Before Float Crossed

    NTSB: Warning Signals Activated Before Float Crossed

    Federal investigators say the warning signals at a railroad crossing were activated before a parade float crossed the tracks in an accident that killed four veterans on Thursday. The National
    Federal investigators say the warning signals at a railroad crossing were activated before a parade float crossed the tracks in an accident that killed four veterans on Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board held another news conference on Saturday afternoon to explain where they stand in the investigation.
  • Panhandle mourns loss of area native in Midland train accident

    Panhandle mourns loss of area native in Midland train accident

    One of the veterans killed in the tragic train accident in Midland on Thursday was a man born and raised right here in the Texas Panhandle, a Hereford native.
    One of the veterans killed in the tragic train accident in Midland on Thursday was a man born and raised right here in the Texas Panhandle, a Hereford native.
  • Midland Woman Opens Her Home To Help Affected Families

    Midland Woman Opens Her Home To Help Affected Families

    MIDLAND- Continuing support has been pouring out from West Texans of this since the train tragedy. One Midland woman who is lending a big hand by opening up her home to complete strangers who have been
    Continuing support has been pouring out from West Texans since the train tragedy. One Midland woman is lending a big hand by opening up her home to complete strangers who have been affected by this crash.
  • Veterans React to Tragedy in The Tall City

    Veterans React to Tragedy in The Tall City

    As you would expect, not only are the communities in the area showing their support, but also people from across the state and the nation. Perhaps one of the most important times during a military members career
    As you would expect, not only are the communities in the area showing their support, but also people from across the state and the nation. Perhaps one of the most important times during a military members career is when they come home and Thursday was no different.
  • Doctor On Scene Recalls Train Crash Site

    Doctor On Scene Recalls Train Crash Site

    By Geena Martinez NewsWest 9 MIDLAND - As the community mourns the victims lost in the tragic train crash, thoughts and prayers are also being sent to those who survived. What was supposed to be a celebration
    As the community mourns the victims lost in the tragic train crash, thoughts and prayers are also being sent to those who survived. What was supposed to be a celebration turned into a nightmare Thursday afternoon.
  • Woman Recalls Fatal Train Accident

    Woman Recalls Fatal Train Accident

    It's hard to even imagine the horror of seeing such a horrendous crash unfold before your eyes. Sadly, one woman saw the tragic turn of events unfold before her eyes, mere feet away from her.
    It's hard to even imagine the horror of seeing such a horrendous crash unfold before your eyes. Sadly, one woman saw the tragic turn of events unfold before her eyes, mere feet away from her.
  • Flags Lowered to Half Staff Throughout Midland

    Flags Lowered to Half Staff Throughout Midland

    Staff Report NewsWest 9 MIDLAND - American flags were at half-staff throughout Midland on Friday in remembrance of the four veterans who died after a train hit their parade float. Midland Mayor Wes
    American flags were at half-staff throughout Midland on Friday in remembrance of the four veterans who died after a train hit their parade float.
  • West Texans Open Their Hearts, Wallets to Support Victims and Families of Thursday’s Train Accident

    West Texans Open Their Hearts, Wallets to Support Victims and Families of Thursday’s Train Accident

    Staff Report NewsWest 9 MIDLAND - West Texans opened their hearts and wallets on Friday morning in support of the victims and families of Thursday's tragic accident. NewsWest 9 teamed up with our radio
    West Texans opened their hearts and wallets on Friday morning in support of the victims and families of Thursday's tragic accident. NewsWest 9 teamed up with our radio station partner Town Square Media for the "Hearts for Heroes" fundraiser.
  • Midland Fire Chief: First Responders Did Fantastic Job in Worst Conditions

    Midland Fire Chief: First Responders Did Fantastic Job in Worst Conditions

    Staff Report NewsWest 9 MIDLAND - Some of those hardest hit emotionally by this are the first responders who arrived to what has been described as sheer chaos and panic. For those that worked on the
    Some of those hardest hit emotionally by this are the first responders who arrived to what has been described as sheer chaos and panic. For those that worked on the front lines, it's a horrific scene they'll never forget.