The Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 15, 1953 Page: 1 of 16
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Vol. 1 No. 2
Silver Star For
NCO Dance Paces Post Drive
All Proceeds Go To Campaign
As the March of Dimes Drive
here goes into its third full week
tomorrow Major Wilton J. Rich
ard local campaign director call
ed upon all personnel and groups
(PIO)—The Silver Star Was pre
sented to two Korean veterans last
week by General Clarke.
SFC Leon L. Kendrick 26 Okla
homa City and Sgt. John C. Tur-
rentine 22 Lockesburg Ark. re
ceived the Silver Stars for gallan
try in action in Korea.
Sergeant Kendrick currently a
member of Hq. Co. CC "B earn
ed his decoration while serving
with the 25th Infantry Division in
Korea in Nov. 1950. He deliberate
ly exposed himself to deliver a
single-handed mortar attack that
crushed a Communist assault near
Chang Dong. General Clarke prais
ed SFC Kendrick for his "outstand
ing courage resourcefulness and
staunch devotion to duty."
Kendrick took his basic training
at Fort Hood in 1945 when it was
known as "Camp" Hood.
Presently assigned to Co. B 25th
AIB Sgt. Turrentine was cited for
Korean action as a member of the
5th Regimental Combat Team near
Haean-myon in June 1952.
While on patrol he exposed him
self and shielded a soldier from
heavy enemy fire for several min
utes until the wounded man was
aided to safety. Sgt. Turrentine
was lauded for "outstanding hero
ism aggressive determination and
unselfish devotion to duty."
He entered the Army at Camp
Chaffee Ark. and spent 13 months
in Korea before arriving here last
Army Asst. Sec.
Mr. Korth Pays
flying Visit Here
(PIO)—Assistant Secretary of
the Army Fred H. Korth paid a
flying visit to Fort Hood last week
to inspect 1st Armored Division
and Fourth Army units at work.
Mr. Korth was met by General
Following a brief conference in
Division headquarters the group
attended the graduation exercises
of the Non-Commissioned Officers'
Academy where General Clarke
and ^Secretary Korth addressed the
Korth a former lieutenant col
onel in the Air Force expressed
his love of the Army and praised
"I am particularly interested in
this type of training" he said. He
pointed out the unique position the
Army now holds—fighting in
Korea mobilizing and demobiliz
ing simultaneously and training
all at once.
Mr. Korth termed the NCO
Academy as "one of the finest of
INSPECTS CC "B"
The official party inspected
training facilities of CC "B" and
then visited the 501st Replacement
Center reception center. All new
men reporting to the post for the
first time pass through this cen
Following a quick visit to the
motor park of the 91st Armored
Field Artillery the group inspect
ed the Fort Hood Separation Cen
ter. It is as this point that all men
eligible for discharge l'eceive their
final processing including a physi
Walter Cools Off
(PIO) Cpl. Walter Wojcie-
chowski Chicago 111. was giv
en a driver's safety award last
week for a 5000-mile accident-
A jeep and truck driver for
the 1st Armored Division Woj-
ciechowski explains his success
this way: "Whenever I get an
urge to do something careless
I just spell out my name. By
the time I'm through I've
usually cooled off."
NCO Messes To Elect
Board Of Governors Soon
An election for the Board of
Jovernors NCO Open Mess will
fce Jield at both South and North
Blood NCO Messes at 5:30 p.
Jan. the mess officials an-
of this area to step up the pace in
the fight against polio.
The NCO Mess is leading the at
tack with a March of Dimes Dance.
Members of the NCO Mess have the
opportunity to take a punch** at I
polio tomorrow night while da'JLcins:
to the music of Jack Ream and
M-Sgt. Ted Brown and six other
members of the NCO Mess have
arranged and paid for the enter
tainment. Therefore the entire
amount paid by couples will go to
ward the Fort Hood March of
Dimes campaign this year aiming
MARCH OF DIMES SEPARATE
The March of Dimes is not a part
of the Community Chest drive nor
does it derive any funds from the
Red Cross drive. The drive is the
sole source of income for the Na
tional Foundation for Infantile
This year's drive began Jan. 2
and will end Jan. 31 according to
Major Richard. Last year Fort
Hood led the 4th Army Area in
Half of the proceeds given in this
area will remain here for treat
ment of victims in the Hood area
Last year five persons were struck
by the disease. Service personnel
as well as civilians benefit from
these "funds. They need not apply
back to their home area for as
sistance in an emergency.
DANCE AT 8 P. M.
No reservations are needed for
tomorrow night's dance. Dress is
informal and the admission is
$1.00 per couple. Music begins at
When Mr. Ream heard of the
plan he cut the price for the even
ing in half to help out. He is well
known to members of the NCO
Mess having played there numer
ous times in the past few years.
Featured with him and his group
are Roy Gordon hammond or
ganist Jack Jakoski saxophone
and their beautiful vocalist Jerry.
CLUBS ASKED TO HELP
Major Richard asked that any
and all groups who wish to con
tribute to the drive contact him at
Post Headquarters or call 2516.
Tentatively planned next week is
a service club dance and an ex
hibition golf match between Billy
Maxwell national amateur golf
champion in 1951 and Jack Laxon
4th Army golf champion for two
years. The exhibition will probably
take place on Jan. 24 and a golf
tournament on Jan. 25.
Fast Flight Slows
(PIO)—Private Lionel' Dupart's
commanding officer was expecting
a good excuse when the Combat
Command ''B" soldier showed up
two days late a.iier a New Year's
He got one.
Dupart took off from the New
Orleans airport bound for Temple.
A mistaken flight number and
three-and-a-half hours found him
in Tampa Fla.
A hop on an Army transport to
Alabama a train ride to Houston
and two bus trips completed the
(PIO)—A 1st AD sergeant is well
on his way towards forming his
own private "K-9" Corps.
SFC R. H. Lambeth motor ser
geant of Hq. Co. Res. Com. is
the proud and enthusiastic owner of
no less than 15 dogs. Six of these
he keeps with him at his home
here while the other nine are
"stationed" in his Dallas home.
While Lambeth's dogs are his
hobby they are a very useful hob
by for Willi his pack the sergeant
inauguration is tentatively sche
duled to be telecast over KTBC
Austin from 10:30 a. m. to
3 p. m. Tuesday Jan. 20. The
actual inauguration ceremony
will occur between 11 a. m. and
12 o'clock. The inaugural ball
will be telecast from 10 to 11
p. m. No announcement has
been made as to rescheduling
of programs announced at these
More Help Needed In '53 Po lio Figh
1st AD Fulfills Mission
(PIO)—The 1st Armored Division
sent 3493 enlisted men to service
schools in 1952 according to a
year-end compilation made recent
ly at Division Headquarters.
Army specialist schools at 19 dif
ferent posts provided advanced
training for Hood soldiers prepar
ing them to skillfully fill key jobs
in both tactical and administrative
"To accomplish its mission"
said Lt. Col. Robert E. Vollendorff
chief of Division training and
operations ''the Army must train
individuals not only as basic com
bat soldiers but as specialists in
particular Army jobs such as radio
operators military police per
sonnel specialists cryptographers
photographers draftsman and
has managed to rid Texas of many
wolves and foxes. All 15 dogs are
registered Walker Fox and Wolf
In spite of the size of his hound
pack Sergeant Lambeth reports
that complaints from his neighbors
are nonexistant. "You see I live
half a mile away from my nearest
neighbor" he explains.
Earlier this year Sergeant Lam
beth established what he believes
may be some sort of record for this
area. In one week he and his
hounds captured and killed three
wolves. The dog-loving sergeant
says that it is not unusual for his
team to bag as many as three
foxes in a single night.
FEEDING BILLS LOW
Although his pack is large Lam
beth declares that the feeding bills
are low. His son Hilton Lambeth
football ace of Hood High School
helps to care for the dogs in his
spare time. Dog fancying seems to
run in the Lambeth family for the
sergeant's father has a pack of
ten hounds of his own.
Farmers in central Texas plagu
ed by wolves can be thankful for
the hunting prowess of tl\e Lam-
beths and their 25 dogs
LITTLE KATHY WALSH 6 of Walker Village one of five Hood area polio victims in 1952
contributes to the fund that has done so much for her. M-Sgt. Ted Brown holds the little "iron lung"
for Kathy. Sergeant Brown and six other NCO Mess members have arranged and paid for the NCO
Mess March of Dimes dance Friday night. Kathy's father and mother Maj. and Mrs. Edward C. Walsh
AF are "very grateful for the excellent care .Ksithy-revived at^the-Ft. Hood Hospital:"'Treatments
developed under the March of Dimes Fund also licked a polio attack on Kathy's little brother Randy
in 1949. (Photo by SeChrist).
3493 Get Specialist Training
At Service Schools Last Year
The colonel emphasized that the
1st Armored Division has an obli
gation in sending men to school
not only to satisfy its own require
ments but those of overseas com
mands as well since "one tertiary
mission of this division is the
training of overseas replace
"Thus we train many men in a
military occupational specialty
(MOS)" said Colonel Vollendorff
"even though a military unit may
be authorized only a few. This
specialist training is obviously
beneficial Army-wide when we
realize that each of the men so
trained stands ready to fill vacan
cies as they occur overseas."
FORT SAM LEADS
Of the 19 installations receiving
students from the division Fort
Sam Houston in San Antonio train
ed the largest number. Three serv
ice schools at Fort Sam—Chemical
Food Service and Medical Field
Service—were attended by a total
of 833 division enlisted men.
The Armored School at Fort
Knox Ky. drew another 711 to
rank second and the clerical
field wiremen radio operators and
auto mechanics courses at Camp
Chaffee Ark. attracted 457.
FOOD SERVICE HERE
Fort Hood in addition to wide
ly varied courses at the Non-Com-
missioined Officers Academy
operates one service school Food
Service which was attended by
200 1st Armored men during 1952.
Other schools attended were The
Infantry School Fort Benning Ga.
The Adjutant General School Fort
Benjamin Harrison Ind. The
Artillery School Fort Sill Okla.
The Engineer School Fort Belvoir
Va. The Signal and Military
Police Schools. Camp Gordon Ga.
The Signal School Fort Mon
mouth N. J. The Ordnance
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School Aberdeen Proving Grounds
Md. and The Ordnance Automo
tive School Atlanta Ga.
Also The Quartermaster School
Fort Lee Va. The Chaplains and
Information Schools Fort Slocum
N. Y.: The Intelligence School
Fort Riley Kan. The Transporta
tion School Fort Eustis Va. The
Aviation School San Marcos Air
Force Base Tex. The Army Lan
guage School Monterrey Calif.
and the General Carpenters and
Electricians Course Fort Leonard
Two Years One Digit Apart
By JOEL MAREINISS
(PIO)—1Twt lieuten- its from
Longview Tex. are living the
identical lives twin brothers are
supposed to live—except that Ro
bert and Charles are not twins.
Brothers Robert 24 and Char
les 22 are serving with the 2nd
AAA Bn. and they've been to
gether throughout their five months
of military service.
Robert Army Service Number
01916397 says "It was just chance
that we were assigned together"
but Charles Army Service Num
ber 01916396 says "Just like every
body else I believe they thought
we were twins."
Sons of Mr. and Mrs. R. F.
Davis 3 S! -dy Lane Longview
the lieutenants attended Kemper
Military School. Bc-neville Mo.
at different times but Robert
waited around a couple of years
so that he and Charles could at
tend Texas A&M together. They
were graduated in June 1952 with
civil engineering degrees.
With commissions from ROTC
the brothers were called to active
duty last August on the same set
of orders and sent to The Anti-
Aircraft Artillery School at Fort
Bliss Tex. where they were
graduated in the top quarter of
With their assignment to the 2nd
AAA came the first split. They
(PIO)—Representatives of Fort
Hood and 1st Armored Division
units were scheduled to meet this
morning with members of the XV
Corps inspection team for a criti
que of the first annual Replace
ment Training inspection.
The critique set for 10 a. m. at
Theatre No. One is to be attended
by officers from the Office of Chief
of Army Field Forces and Fourth
Army who observed the inspection.
The big inspection began Tuesday
at North Hood and was scheduled
for completion after a view of CC
"B" training on Wednesday.
Headed by Colonels Robert J.
Wallace and E. J. Demars the 16-
man Corps team delved into all
training activities and administra
tion connected with or in support
of replacement training.
Physical training and supply eco
nomy were listed as important
phases of the inspection while dis
cipline morale and courtesy were
also scheduled for careful examina
In September Colonel Wallace's
team checked on 300 training ac
tivities here rating 50 superior and
FIRST REPLACEMENT CHECK
However this is the first check
to be made on replacement train
The mission began last October
when Reserve Command received
new men at North Hood. In Dec
ember replacements began arriv
No 'Flu' Shots
For Men Here
(PIO)—Post medical authorities
said recently that innoculation of
troops against influenza such as
the Army began this week in Ger
many and Korea is not forecast
Post hospital commander Col.
Milford T. Kubin said that "in
fluenza-type cases" have mounted
from both South and North Fort in
recent weeks but the outbreak
shows no signs of becoming serious
enough to warrant immunization.
One hundred cases have been
tentatively diagnosed by hospital
doctors as influenza with speci-
ments forwarded to Fort Sam
Houston for complete study.
"We feel pretty sure it is a mild
form of flue but we have expected
it for the last three years" Col
onel Kubin said.
However medical officers said
that a close watch is being kept on
the situation this year since wide
spread appearance of the disease
overseas. The Army began vac
cinating troops in Korea and Ger
many last week to combat the epi
Authority for Hood innoculations
in the event of a local epidemic
would come from the Army Sur
geon General in Washington.
"Near" Twin Lieutenants
Stick Together In Army
each became platoon leaders but
Charles went to Btry. and Robert
went to Btry. C. Now arguments
over the relative merits of "Bak
er" and "Charlie" Batteries wage
hot and heavy.
Asked if they would like to stick
together throughout their time in
service they were quick to an
swer "It's sure swell to have
XV Corps Inspects
ing to train with CC"B" at South
OCAFF officers here to observe
the training check were headed by
Colonels Chauncey Dovell Henry
G. Fisher Terence J. Smith and
Roderick L. Carmichael. Fourth
Army was represented by Colonels
R. L. Rhea nad Paul Maurer and
Lieutenant Colonels P. B. Daniels
and R. Ricketson.
Other members of the OCAFF
group included Lieutenant Colonels
"A Grim Figure"
However neither Colonel Church
nor Lt. Louis F. Jacobs Jr. safety
officer claim credit for the lower
Colonel Church feels the fatality
rate was lower in 1952 because of
an improvement in the attitude of
soldiers behind the wheel.
"But" he adds "while military
authorities here and at Army level
are happy to see a declining death
rate they feel that we should not
call off our stepped-up attack
against life talcing accidents until
the rate declines to rock-bottom
The most impressive feature of
the accident picture at Fort Hood
was the excellent rates maintain
ed during long holiday periods.
Labor Day weekend was death-
Course At Ft. Sill
Gets 7 Hoodmen
(PIO)—Three officers and four
enlisted men from Fort Hood have
joined soldiers from six other 4th
Army installations at a driver edu
cation course at Fort Sill Okla.
Attending the course are Lt.
Houston B. Southern WOJGs
Henry Gettman and Harold J.
Counterman M-Sgt. Aquilla Bled
soe Arthur J. Coleman and Tho
mas J. Shipp and Sgt. R. W. Jones.
The course conducted under aus
pices of the American Automobile
Association is designed to aid mil
itary supervisors who conduct on-
the-job training of vehicle drivers.
your own brother in the same out
Members of the American Socie
ty of Civil Engineers and the As
sociation of General Contractors
the Lieutenants Davis worked for
the Texas Highway Department be
fore entering the Army. They hope
to open a contracting business to
gether if they decide to return to
NOT TVV'INS BUT CLOSE TO IT! Lts. Robert and Charles Davis
Longview are serving with the 2nd AAA and have been together
since entering the Army last August.
Robert J. Sherry Walter J. Roza-
mua James P. Streetman and War
ren E. Besse and Major Edward B.
The XV Corps inspecting team
includes Lieutenant Colonels K.
Talbot S. T. Denton S. G. Hyde
R. D. Kramer Majors J. I. Love
L. H. Schmahmann R. W. McCoy
Captains R. A. Leighton C. M.
Koch R. E. Gregory A. V. En-
finger F. C. Keller S. C. Kozlowskl
and C. L. Dover.
Auto Deaths Decline
28 Killed Last Year
(PIO)—The Fort Hood Provost
Marshal disclosed Tuesday that a
marked decline in 1952 auto fatali
ties has occurred as compared
Accidents claimed 28 deaths in
1952—13 less than occurred in 1951.
"It's still a grim figure" re
marked Lt. Col. Henry H. Church
"but not nearly so grim as the 1951
free at Fort Hood while traffic ac
cidents alone claimed 28 lives else
where in Texas. During the 10-day
Christmas-New Year period Hood
boasted a clean slate—96 lives were
taken on Texas highways.
"Soldiers can do their part in
the hot war with death by develop
ing a healthy respect for the dan
gers of carelessness indifference
and ignorance of driving or train
in a re
Church. "These three evils are the
nets used by death."
(PIO) Lt. Albert Hollander
Brooklyn N. Y. has been assign
ed to the 1st Armored Division as
the new Jewish chaplain. He suc
ceeds Chaplain Amos W. Miller
who has received orders to the
Far East Command.
A graduate of Yoshiva Univer
sity in New York City Chaplain
Hollander 24 was ordained last
June. He volunteered for Army
religious work after endorsement
by the Division of Religious Activ
ities of the National Jewish Wel
fare Board and recently arrived
here after attending an orientation
course for chaplains at Fort Slo
cum N. Y.
The outgoing and incoming chap
lains were classmates in elemen
tary school at Crown Height's Ye-
shive School in Brooklyn.
Chaplain Hollander has been act
ive in the National Council of
Young Israel and was vice-chair
man of the National Jewish Youth
Of Impact Area's
(PIO) Range officials from
the office of the Director of
Training have warned individuals
against entering Fort Hood im
pact areas without written per
In issuing the warning it was
pointed out that civilian cattle
men tending their livestock or
any other civilian personnel must
first obtain permission to enter
the reservation from the Post Pro
vost Marshal's office then check
with the range office to determine
if the area they wish to enter is
During firing exorcises all roads
leading into the danger areas are
plainly marked as dangerous how
ever persons not using these roads
often wander into the danger areas
while firing is in progress.
Dud shells constitute another
range hazard. As soon as a dud
is located it is marked and re
ported. and as soon as possible
it is destroyed. Persons not fami
liar with this danger may set off
one of these shells by a slight
Game poachers are another
problem as they may enter areas
where firing is in progress and
illegally destroy game on the re
servation. Major Marvin Ober-
man assistant Post Provost Mar
shal said that the hunting and
fishing privilege is accorded only
to members of the Fort Hood Rod
and Gun Club.
Post Sub-Office Opens
For Texas Auto Plates
Representatives of the Coryell
County Tax Collector's Office will
open a sub-office in the office of
the Post Provost Marshal at 9 a.
m. today to issue Texas license
plates to military and civilian ap
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