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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX048 (1995)

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ARLX048 Accident on Montserrat
 
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Special Bulletin 48  ARLX048
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 30, 1995
To all radio amateurs 
 
SB SPCL ARL ARLX048
ARLX048 Accident on Montserrat
 
Bobby Martin, VP2MO, has been seriously injured, and his wife,
''Mae'' Martin, VP2MN, has died in an accident on the island of
Montserrat.
 
The two had temporarily relocated to Antigua following volcanic
activity that began on the island in late July.  They were back on
Montserrat where the accident, involving an automobile and a British
military vehicle, took place on Sunday, August 27.
 
Bobby Martin has been hospitalized at Hoberton Hospital on Antigua
and, although seriously injured, is expected to recover, according
to those who have spoken to attending physicians there.
 
Most residents south of Montserrat's volcano (Soufriere, 3000 feet
high) have been relocated to the north side of the tiny island,
farther away from danger.  The volcano continues to ''rumble and
spew ash,'' according to Perry Brittain, VP2MR/W5STI.
 
Bobby Martin has been well known for many years as one of the
Caribbean's most active amateurs.  In 1990 he received a British
knighthood for his work following Hurricane Hugo, which devastated
Montserrat in September 1989.
 
Stories about Montserrat appeared in QST for March 1990 and February
1991.
 
A funeral for Mae Martin was expected to be held sometime this week,
on Montserrat.
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