Injured sailor returns to U.S. for treatment
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The USS Kitty Hawk sailor struck by a car Dec. 27 has been medevaced back to the United States for treatment.
Stateside hospital workers could not give out the condition of Petty Officer 3rd Class John Richard Wagner, but they confirmed that he was in the Intensive Care Unit at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Wagner, 24, was hit by a car driven by a Japanese man in the Route 16 intersection near the base’s Womble Gate. Kanagawa prefectural police determined that the driver was not at fault.
After the accident, Wagner was taken by ambulance to Kyosai Hospital with fractures to his head and neck. He was later transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka then medevaced to the U.S. a week later, according to a Yokosuka hospital official.
Private tutoring for children at MisawaMISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — The Lunney Youth Center is offering private tutoring in various subjects for children ages 5 to 12, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Each half-hour session is $12 and will take place at the Mokuteki Community Center. Sign up at the Lunney Youth Center. Call DSN 226-3220 for more details.
Misawa to host Asian Film FestivalMISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — The Mokuteki Community Center’s Asian Film Festival continues Sunday with the showing of the 2003 Korean movie “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring.” The film starts at 8 p.m. in the center’s conference room. The R-rated movie follows the life of a Buddhist monk as he passes the seasons of his life, from childhood to old age. Call DSN 226-4128 for more information.