INDIANA: News for Geetingsville

For eleven days the hamlet of Geetingsville,Ind. had offered prayers for Pfc. Robert A. Colby, sentenced to death in Germany after an Army court martial (TIME, Sept. 10). Last week Geetingsville heard what Bobby Colby had done. At Eisleben he had gone AWOL to find a drink, had been given four days' extra labor as punishment. That night he had taken a rifle, shot and killed his company commander and a passing lieutenant.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!