Tragedy at Jamboree
Kerry W. Sipe (sipe@PILOTONLINE.COM)
Tue, 5 Aug 1997 21:31:27 -0400
A wonderful Jamboree ends on a tragic note:
The Associatd Press reports that a Scout who was killed when a Humvee he was
driving overturned at the National Scout Jamboree did not have Army
clearance to drive the
Robert Combes, 16, a Jamboree staff member from Finleyville, Pa., was
driving the wide-bodied vehicle when it ran off a bumpy gravel road and
flipped in a ditch around 8:15 p.m. Monday.
Combes had a Pennsylvania learner's permit, but not a driver's license.
Three 18-year-old passengers were in the Humvee, and one was hospitalized.
All four were Jamboree staff members.
The Army allowed Jamboree staff members to drive Humvees to carry supplies
on the post where the event was held, but only if they were 18 or older and
had passed an Army training course. Senior Scouts serve as staff members
during the quadrennial nationwide Boy Scout gathering.
David Lipsom of Moon Township, Pa., was in good condition Tuesday at Mary
Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg with a broken collar bone and a
concussion. Nathaniel Searls, of Sioux City, Iowa, was treated for minor
injuries and released. David Lundstrom, of Rockford, Ill., was not injured
but was kept briefly at the hospital for observation.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City