Soldiers, sailors and airmen are heading home from Iraq. But someone
has to go to bring the heavy equipment back.
Midshipman Tormod Engvig, 20, a John Burroughs High School
graduate, left the United States on Good Friday with two other
midshipmen from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy to go to Dubai in
the Persian Gulf.
The son of Mona and Olaf Engvig of Burbank will serve on the
Sealift Command’s Patuxent, a 42,000-ton oil tanker, and bring the
ship back to the United States.
He will receive his Mate’s License together with a bachelor’s
degree from the academy in two years.
Engvig was on board another oiler, the Laramie, serving the
Enterprise battle group. He helped protect the East Coast when orders
came for him to ship out to the Middle East.
Glendale resident Teresa Samaniego, director of public affairs for
KABC-TV Channel 7, was honored at the American Red Cross of Greater
Los Angeles’ annual Spotlight Awards and Recognition Luncheon.
Samaniego received the Life Saving Spotlight Award for her
dedication to saving the lives of children and families through Red
Cross programs Kids Care Fair and the ABCs of a Safe Summer.
As director of public affairs, Samaniego represents ABC7 within
the Los Angeles community.
ABC7 has been the media sponsor for both the Kids Care Fair (since
1990) and the ABCs of a Safe Summer (since 1996), offering health and
safety information via PSAs, news stories and a Health Tips series.