AIR: Hero's Sentence

Dismissal from the service, one of the stiffest penalties the Army can give an officer, is usually reserved for offenses involving moral turpitude. But a court-martial made an exception in the case of 24-year-old Captain Pervis Earl Youree, D.F.C. and cluster, Air Medal and three clusters.

Hero Youree was sentenced to be cashiered as an example to youngster airmen who are tempted to reckless flying. He was convicted at his station at the Ardmore, Okla. Army airfield of flying too close to a Braniff airliner and scaring the daylights out of its 21 passengers.

Before entering its sentence the court-martial considered the...

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