The Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 5, 1953 Page: 2 of 12
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PRE-CAMP CONFERENCE for the 75th Infantry Division's
summer training was completed here last Friday and Saturday.
Top officers attending the conference included Maj. Gen. Hugh M.
Milton (left) executive officer for Reserve Officer's Training
Corps affairs from Washington Brig. Gen. Alfred E. Kastner
(center) then acting commander of the 1st Armored Division and
Fort Hood and Brig. Gen. Whitfield Jack Commander of the
75th. During the conference planning was completed and officers
made an inspection of training ranges at North and South Fort
Hood. (U. S. Army Photo by Kriesky).
Finance Corps Pays And Pays
WASHINGTON (ANF) The
goldiers' personal banker the Army
Finance Corps often 'literally
drops in on them to deliver the
Army paymasters travel by foot
jeep rickshaw ariplane helicop
ter ship and submarine and they
even "hit the silk" to get 'em
The gigantic task of paying sol
diers stationed in the United States
security forces serving in Europe
and the Far East troops stationed
at remote outposts throughout the
world or serving with military mis-
Other Investment Trusts
it Stocks Bonds
GEORGE K. TEDDLIE
2508 Washington Ave.
Waco Texas Phone 2-3981
sions abroad and fighting in Korea
is not always an easy one.
Wherever they are the Army
Finance Corps gets 'em paid
whether it is in dollars pounds
francs marks rupees yen won or
some other medium of exchange.
Indicative of the scope of the op
eration is the fact that during
World War II the Army Finance
Corps made more than 437000000
payments to soldiers and civilians
engaged in military activities.
Billions of dollars were disbursed
by the Army's paymaster. Tons
of currency and coin were shipped
secretly to all part^ of the world
via water and air transport.
To supply American forces with
French invasion currency shortly
ofter "D-Day" 46 tons—3387136-
000 French francs valued at more
than $68000000 —made the mon
On the other side of the world—
at Calcutta India a miniature
mint with $58000000 United States
dollars more than $40000000 in
gold $2000000 in Indian rupees
and trillions of Chinese dollars took
care of the financial needs of the
troops in that area.'
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Gen. Milton Departs
75th Div* Completes
(PIO)—A pre-camp conference
for the 75th Infantry Division's
training at Fort Hood this summer
was completed Saturday.
Attending the conference were
Maj. Gen. Hugh M. Milton exe
cutive officer for Reserve and Re
serve Officer's Training Corps af
fairs who arrived here from Wash
General Milton conferred with
top 1st Armored and 75th Division
officers and inspected training
ranges at North and South Hood.
He departed from North Fort Hood
after completing his tour of facili
ties Friday afternoon.
Top 1st Armored Division and
75th Division officers included Brig.
Gen. Alfred E. Kastner then act
ing commander of the 1st Armored
and Brig. Gen. Whitfield Jack
commander of the 75th.
Also attending the conference
were top staff officers of each di
The two-day conference included
final planning of training schedules
briefings by 1st Armored staff of
ficers and an inspection tour of
range facilities and the Non-Com-
missioned Officer's Academy.
The conference completed draft
ing the summer training schedule
Staff officers attending the con
ference were: Col. Clifford M. Sim-
mang 75th Division Houston Col.
Frank L. Roark Jr. 289th Inf.
Regt. Cleveland Texas Col. Joe
E. Davis 290th Inf. Regt. College
Station Texas Lt. Col. Joe N.
Frazer Jr. 75th Div. Wharton
Texas Lt. Col. Roy T. Falkenberg
75th Div. Houston Lt. Col. Will
H. Caldwell 75th Houston Maj.
Gordon Summers 75th Houston:
Maj. Richard L. Prigmore 75th
Houston Maj. Robert L. Johnson
75th Houston Maj. William S. Al
len 75th Houston Maj. Euclid
Hudson Port Arthur Texas Maj.
Robert N. Craif 75th Maj. Cobb
75th and Capt. Franklin R. Staf
ford 75th Houston.
Other officers attending the con
ference included Col. Charles E.
Lewis 377th Inf. Regt. New Or
leans Lt. Col. Ralph M. Persell
899th Field Arty. Bn. New Orleans
Lt. Col. Floyd L. Weems 290th
Inf. Regt. Oak Grove Louisiana:
Lt. Col. Velville H. Griffith 4302
ASU New Orleans Maj. Clifford
R. Barth 290th Inf. Regt. Maj.
Charles A. Jordon 4302 ASU New
Orleans Maj. Charles W." Erd-
mann 377th New Orleans Maj.
James H. Echterhoff 275th Engr.
Bn. Shreveport Louisiana and
Capt. Charles Seals 4302 ASU
First Armored staff officers in
cluded: Brig. Gen. Leander L.
Doan assistant 1st Armored com
mander Col. Theodore T. King
commander of CC "A" Lt. Col.
Julian P. Fox 1st Armored supply
FORT HOOD MEAN TO YOU?
Fort Hood Market
Frank J. Caika
1708 North 18th
THE ARMORED SENTINEL
officer Lt. Col. Robert E. Vollen-
dorff Division plans and training
officer and Col. Robert L. Thomp
son director of post personnel.
At 141st SignaP
The 141st Armd. Sig. Co. went
into a unique training schedule re
cently with the first two hours of
each day devoted to classroom in
struction on subjects chosen by the
men of the company.
Designed to provide maximum
use of available training time the
schedule calls for the men to go
to their respective work areas af
te'r the two hour class for main
tenance of equipment and on-the
The idea was originated by the
Division Signal officer Maj. Char
les J. Dominique. It was passed
down to the company for recom
mendations of subjects the com
pany as a whole thought would be
interesting and beneficial.
The men of the 141st have al
ready received several hours of
instruction on military courtesy
and first aid.
Additional subjects will include
medals and decorations chemical
biological and radiological warfare
military law riot control mili
tary records new presidential cab
inet member mission of the arm
ored signal company and current
There has been a great degree
of cooperation from both military
and civilian sources of training
aids either given or loaned to the
One of the sources television sta
tion KTBC-TV in Austin donated
the use of a 50-minute film "Men
Around Ike" to be used during the
class on new presidential cabinet
Part of the credit for the success
of the instructions has been given
to WOJG David Secor who has
used ever available means to pro
vide a fully equipped classroom
including tiered seats and a day
light motion picture screen.
US LOANS SUB TO DUTCH
WASHINGTON (AFPS) The
USS Icefish first of two subma
rines authorized for loan to The
Netherlands has been turned over
to a Dutch submarine crew at New
London Conn. It is the first Navy
ship of any type transferred to a
NATO country on a loan basis
under the Mutual Defense Assist
Over 70000 Red Cross volunteers
served the armed forces and vet
erans each month last year
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HEADQUARTERS 1ST ARMORED DIVISION
Office of the Commanding General
Fort Hood Texas
2 March 1953
SUBJECT: 90th Anniversary Signal Corps
TO: All Signal Personnel
1st Armored Division and Fort Hood
Fort Hood Texas
1. The occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the Signal
Corps on 3 March 1953 affords me an opportunity to congratu
late the officers and men of the 1st Armored Division and of
Fort Hood who so proudly wear the insignia of the Army
Signal Corps. From a strength of less than 100 officers and
men upon establishment as a separate branch of the Army by
Act of Congress on 3 March 1863 the Corps grew to a strength
in excess of 27000 officers and 328000 enlisted men during
World War II. From its inception the Signal Corps has per
formed assignments of far reaching importance in four major
conflicts and continues to exemplify the highest traditions of
the Army in participation in the present Korean hostilities.
2. In addition to assuming its place as an integral part of
a combat team in time of war the peacetime history of the
Signal Corps is highlighted by intensive research and develop
ment with a goal of ever increasing the speed and effectiveness
of communications services. Telephone telegraph radio and
radio-teletypewriter systems developed and perfectd by Signal
Corps spcialists provide the United States Army with the most
effective communication facilities of any armed force in the
world today. Another important achievement of the Signal
Corps has been the providing of pictorial services to the Army
not only through the media of still photography but through
the production of hundreds of training films to assist in the
training of all Arms and services.
3. The Signal Corps can also point with pride to its role as:
a. Originator of the US Air Force (formerly Air Section
of the Signal Corps and US Army Air Force).
b. Originator and developer of the first national and in
ternational Weather Service.
c. Installer and operator of the first communications
service in the Western and Southwestern US Alaska Cuba
Puerto Rico and the Phillipine Islands.
d. Pioneer in the development of radar.
4. I convey to each officer and man of the Signal Corps
1st Armored Division and of Fort Hood my sincere congratula
tions on this anniversary of the founding of their Corps and
extend to each of them my personal wish for continued success
in the years to come.
WASHINGTON (AFPS) A new
ambulance jeep designed for rough
terrain and battlefield exacuation
has been developed by the Army
Ordnance Corps and is expected to
go into production soon the Army
The new frontline ambulance
also known as the cross-country
ambulance was developed main
ly for moving wounded men from
the battlefield. Its new design
affords better comfort to the
wounded especially over rough
Another improvement over the
regular jeep now being used as
ambulances is the over-all enclo
sure of the new ambulance. It al
so has a forced air heater giving
complete weather protection.
The cross-country ambulance has
enough room to permit a medical
attendant to accompany patients
and move about administering
medical care which may be need
It can accommodate three litter
patients or two litter and as many
as four ambulatory patients. The
ideal load is two litter and one or
two ambulatory patients the Army
It will be manufactured at To
ledo Ohio on the same produc
tion lines which are now turning
out the Army's new M38A1 jeep
It will cause no particular main
tenance problems the Army stat
ed because 96 percent of its
parts are interchangeable with
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Army's New 'Ambulance Jeep'
Offers More Comfort Space
All regimental medical compa
nies will be issued the new am
bulance jeep as soon as it is made
available Maj. Gen. Earle Stand-
lee Chief of the Medical Section
O of A
Forces stated. They will also be
issued in smaller numbers to sep
arate battalion and division am
The wheel base of the ambulance
has been lengthened from 81 inch
es to 100 inches. This gives a long
er body improves the riding qual
ities and provides more space for
other standard jeeps used by the
The vehicle has been tested by
the Army both at its- Aberdeen
Proving Ground and at the Army
Field Forces Board No. 2 Ft.
Knox Ky. The Marine Corps also
tested the ambulance at Quantico
(PIO)—A Fort Hood lieuten
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entirely legal. Many motorists
are doing the same.
Lt. Robert Buck purchased his
1953 Texas license plates and
got a number 501 identical to
the title of his organization the
501st Repl. Co. Going a step
further the lieutenant received
his 1953 Fort Hood registration
—the decal number 501.
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strative headquarters for the Army
Reserve program in this state
last week outlined the Reserve
obligation of thousands of veterans
now being separated from active
duty in the Armed Forces.
A bulletin released by Col. M.
E. Jones Chief of the Military
District pointed out three reserve
categories set up by the Universal
Military and Training Act of 1948
and its amended forms. The terms
of reserve duty varies according
to the law under which veterans
were inducted and the length of
time spent on active duty.
The first category includes men
inducted enlisted or appointed in
a regular component between
June 24 1948 and June 191951 and
who .served les^ than three years
These men must serve in one of
the reserve components for five
additional years. This period may
be shortened to three years how
ever if a man serves satisfactori
ly in a reserve unit for that length
Those inducted for 21 months
active service and who later volun
teered for an additional 12-month
period thereby serving 33 months
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In the second group are men
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one-year tour these men are trans
ferred to the reserve for six years.
This six-year term may also be to
four years by satisfactory perform
ance in a reserve organization.
The third category includes men
who enlisted were inducted or ap
pointed in the Armed Forces after
June 19 1951 and before their 26th
birthday. These men are required
to serve a total of eight years with
at least two years of active duty.
Those who enter active service af
ter their 26th birthday serve only
for the time for which they enlist
Colonel Jones pointed out that
there are three classifications into
which all reservists fall: Ready
Reserve Standby Reserve or th
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