The Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 26, 1953 Page: 1 of 12
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Six Fort Hood soldiers received
sentences ranging from one and
one-half to seven years confine
ment total forfeitures and dishon
orable discharges on charges rang
ing from desertion to assault on
a superior officer in actions on
General Courts Martial cases last
PFC Willie Knox Hq. and Svc
Co. 634 AIB and Pvt. Oree
Hill Co. 25th AIB were sen
tenced to seven and five years con
finement at hard labor respective
ly dishonorable discharges and
total forfeitures on charges stim
ming from the robbery of an Air
Force NCO in Temple last Christ
Pvt. Ernie Bazile Co. A
509th Tank Bn. was sentenced
to five years confinement dis
honorable discharge and for
feiture of pay and allowances
on charges of assault on his
superior non-commissioned of
ficer and assault on his super-
A sentence of three years con
finement total forfeitures and dis
honorable discharge on charges of
larceny was handed-out to Pvt.
William G. Hudak Hq. and Hq.
Co. CC "B."
Pvt. Albert C. Hawkins Jr. 141st
Armored Signal Co. was sentenced
to five years confinement dishon
orable discharge and total forfei
tures on two counts of desertion.
A sentence of a one and one-
half years confinement total
forfeitures and dishonorable
discharge was given to Pvt.
Thomas S. Oliver. 4005th ASU
in action on a General Courts
Martial trial for desertion.
The prisoners will be transferred
to either the United States Discip
linary Barracks Camp Gordon
Ga. or the Rehabilitation Training
Center Camp Gordon Ga.
Changes or hours at PX
branches effective Monday March
30 were disclosed in Monday's Fort
Hood Exchange Daily Bulletin and
are as follows:
Main PX and Men's Clothing
Store: Monday-Friday noon 'til 7
p. m. Saturday noon 'til 5 p. m.
Killeen Base No. 2: Monday-Fri
day 11 a. m. 'til 5:30 p. m. Sat
urday 1 'til 5:30 p. m. closed Sun
day. Beer sales only: Monday-Fri
day 5 'til 9:30 p. m. Saturday-
Sunday 1 'til 9:30 p. m.
Food Store No. 4: Monday-Fri-
day 11 a. m. 'til 6 p. m. Saturday
9 a. m. 'til 2 p. m. closed Sunday.
Fifty-fifth St. Exchange No. 7
Beer sales only. Monday-Friday 5
'til 10 p. m. Saturday-Sunday 2
'til 9:30 p. m.
Sixty-fourth St. Exchange No. 8:
Monday-Friday 5 'til 10 p. m.
Saturday-Sunday 2 'til 9:30 p. m.
Hospital Exchange No. 10: Re
tail Monday-Friday non 'til 5
p. m. Saturday 8 a. m. 'til non.
Snack Bar: Monday-Saturday 10
a. m. 'til 3 p. m. and 5 'til 8 p. m.
Sunday 3 p. m. 'til 8 p. m.
Hood Village No. 18: Monday-
Friday 11 a. m. 'til 6 p. m. Sat
urday 9 a. m. 'til 2 p. m. closed
Main Cafeteria No. 50: Monday-
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'Battle Of Bulge9
Building Of 1st AD
(PIO)—The general who held two German panzer armies at bay
during the Battle of the Bulge and who has commanded the 1 st Armored
Division and Fort Hood for the past two years Major General Bruce C.
Clarke has been ordered to the Far East Command.
Neither General Clarke's new duties in FECOM nor his successor
at Fort Hood have been announced. Leaving with General Clarke will
also be his personal staff—Capt.
Charles W. Dryer M-Sgt. Max M.
Michalik and M-Sgt. C. L. Ginger.
General Clarke reactivated and
assumed command of the 1st
Armored Division on March 10
1951. On May 24 1951 he assumed
command of Fort Hood.
The general's World War II ca
reer began in December 1943
when he went overseas as com
manding officer of CC "A" of the
4th Armd. Div. in the European
Theater of Operations. In Novem
ber of 1944 General Clarke was
selected to be commanding gen
eral of CC "B"' of the 7th Armd.
The defense of St. Vith Bel
gium during the Battle of
the Bulge was turned over to
Major General (then Brig
adier General) Clarke at 2:30
a.m. Dec. 17 1944. With little
more than his own combat
Command General Clarke
stopped cold several major at
tacks of German Generals
3IanteuffeFs and Dietrich's
Fifth and Sixth Panzer Armies
for seven days.
The action at St. Vith of CC
"B" added a proud page to the
battle history of the U. S. Army
arid is currently being used in
military schools as an historical
example of Armor in the defense.
On May 27. 1945 he became as
sistant division commander of
the 7th Armd. Div. On June 20
1945 General Clarke assumed
command of the 4th Armd. Div.
He left this command in August
1945 arriving in Manila as com
manding general of Base Section
General Clarke returned to the
United States in September of the
same year and served with the
plans section and later as G-3
Army Ground Forces until Febru
From AGF General Clarke went
to Fort Knox Ky. as assistant
commandant of The Armored
School and in June 1949 returned
to Germany. There he commanded
the 2nd U. S. Constabulary
Brigade and was also commandant
Service Clubs Offer
AT full weekend of service club
ictivities are on tap for entertain-
it hungry and financially deple
ted"* soldiers with a roller skating
party Saturday night and the for
mal reopening of two service clubs
The Service Clubs are sponsoring
a skating party at the Roller Rink
Saturday at 8 p.m. Aside from
junior hostesses from the Killeen
USO there will be specialty acts
and refreshments all free to en
listed men and their guests.
Featuring "The New Look" the
Brigade Ave. and 162nd St. Service
Clubs will be officially reopened at
2 and 2:30 p.m. respectively on
Earl McNutt and his band will
provide the music at the Brigade
Ave. Club while junior hostesses
J^om the Austin and Waco USOs
will be hostesses. The 162nd St.
Club will feature The Dance Mas
ters and girls from Austin and
Waco and student nurses from the
Scott & White Hospital in Temple.
Refreshments including sand
wiches cake and punch will be
served at both clubs. The public
is invited to attend the festivities at
the two clubs.
Headlining the skating perform
ances will be a return appearance
by Miss Blanche Younger 17-year-
old high school student from Kil
leen who starred at the rink's re
opening in February.
The ceremonies at the service
clubs will mark the completion of
extensive work done on the inter
iors of the buildings. Aside from
painting and renovation craft sec
tions have been set up at both clubs
and special television rooms estab
lished. The pool tables have been
redone and new drapes added also.
of the Constabulary Non-Commis-
sioned Officers' Academy until his
return to the U. S. in February
The NCO Academy which he
established in Munich has
been used as a pattern for
several Army and Air Force
academies both in the U. S.
and overseas. Despite recur
ring and heavy personnel
losses throughout the past
years General Clarke has in
sisted on his schools running
at peak capacity.
"Sending soldiers to school is
like putting money in the bank"
declares the General. "If we close
our schools when the going gets
a little rough we will soon have
no trained personnel left in the
Born at Adams N. Y. April 29
1901 Bruce C. Clarke began his
Army career as a private in April
1918. He was discharged late the
same year and then served in the
National Guard of New York as
a private first class and corporal.
In 1921 he was appointed to the
U. S. Military Academy at West
Point graduating four years later
with a Bachelor of Science degree
and a commission as second lieu
tenant in the Corps of Engineers.
His first assignment was to the
29th Engineers at Fort Hum
phreys Va. as adjutant followed
by a tour of duty at Schofield
Barracks Hawaii with the 3rd
In 1932 General Clarke be
gan a four-year period at the
•University of Tennessee as
assistant professor of Mili
tary Science and Tactics. In
June 1936 the General moved
to Galveston Texas as as
sistant District Engineer in
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Cross At Hood
(PIO)—All roads lead to Fort
Hood—or at least all the military
travels of two 1st Armored Divi
sion officers keep bringing them
back to the big reservation in the
Lone Star State.
The two officers have been going
Captain Tatum joined the
1st Armored Plans arid Train
ing (G-3) Section when the Di
vision was reactivated in March
1951. Assigned to the School
Section of G-3 he stayed there
until December 1951 when he
went to Korea. His vacancy
was filled during short periods
by two other officers and in
October 1952 the job was turn
ed over to Captain Tatum.
After a year and one-half Capt
ain Price has been retusped to
Fort Hood. When he reported in for
duty a check of his records sent
him to the School Section again.
There he learned that he will re
place Captain Tatum who has
been assigned to Europe.
This is not Captain Tatum's first
assignment to Europe. He was at
Anzio during World War II and
was taken prisoner there by the
German Army. He stayed in var
ious prisoner of war camps in Ger
many and was liberated by the
Russian Army in May 1945.
Captain Tatum sair he libe
rated himself from the Rus
sians three weeks later when
his return to the American
Forces seemed doubtful. After
reaching the American Zone
Captain Tatum was returned to
the States and discharged at
Vol. 1 No. 12 FORT HOOD TEXAS THURSDAY MARCH 26 1953 12 Pages
Gen. Clarke To Leave Hood
Receives FECOM Assignment
One of the best and steadest
customers at the maternity
ward of the Post hospital is
Mrs. John J. P.aruzinski ac
cording to Lt. Col. James H.
Jenkins officer in charge of the
Mrs. Paruzinksi recently gave
birth to her third child a girl at
the Post hospital She previously
had a boy in June of 1949 and
another son in May of last year
what was then Camp Hood.
The year 1948 found Captain Ta-
tum back in the Army with the
4th Infantry Division. He was as
signed to Korea in 1950 but after
a short tour there an old knee in
jury began acting up and brought
around in circles from Europe t»l? ''eturn "P 'h* ^galn
Korea with their trails always
crossing at Fort Hood.
The Army travels of Capt. Wil
liam F. Price recently returned
Korean veteran and Capt. James
B. Tatum now on orders to Ger
many are' so criss-crossed that
their collected travel orders read
like a tourist guide—with Fort Hood
the starting and finishing point.
Captain Price a veteran of three
campaigns in the Pacific during
World War II made his first visit
to Fort Hood in March 1950 when
he was assigned to the 2nd Armor
ed Division. He was transferred to
the 1st Armored when it was re
activated in 1951.
MAJ. GEN. BRUCE C. CLARKE
Red Cross Drive
Past 10000 Dollars
(PIO)—Fort Hood's contribution
to the 1953 Red Cross Fund Drive
had climbed to $10184.75 when unit
totals were counted Tuesday.
Nineteen units have contributed
100 percent during the first four
weeks of the drive the Red Cross
Field Office here reported.
The Red Cross office said 11
civilians and military units still
remain to be counted.
Contributions during the first
week of the drive netted a little
over $2600 and have maintained a
steady increase throughout the
Although no money quota has
been set for Fort Hood this yeat
contrbiutions may possibly ap
proach the 1952 peak of $19000
Donations for 1951 netted more
than $14000 which was a sharp in
crease over the 1950 donation of
The National Red Cross Fund
goal this year is $93000000 the
largest since World War II. The
increase in the national budget is
being asked to provide blood for
Korea as well as gamma globulin
—a derivative of blood—to treat
West Point Exams
To Be Held In July
Personnel who wish to attend the
United States Military Academy
should submit their applications as
soon as possible the USMA Sec
tion said Monday.
Designation examinations for ap
proved applicants will be held
sometime in July. Scores made by
applicants on these examinations
will be used as a basis by the De
partment of the Army in selecting
West Point candidates.
For information concerning ap
plications personnel should contact
the USMA Section Bldg. 4458
phone 4-4145 prior to April 30
at in am in at on
consists of three tests of the mul-
tiple-choice type requiring approx
imately three and one half hours
The Algebra test requires a
round knowledge of high school
algebra and applicants are
New hope for children exposed
urged to review that subject
to the maximum extent pos
sible prior to examination. The
Vocabulary and Reading test
measures knowledge of words
and ability to comprehend writ
An aptitude test in ability to re
from Flat Drawings does not re
quire special preparation. Appli
cants compete on the basis of their
average scoi'es for the three tests.
Tie scores are resolved by the
length of service of the applicants.
To be eligible for entrance appli
cants must meet all of the require
ments listed below for which waiv
ers will not be granted:
Must have reached their seven
teenth but not their twenty-second
birthday by July 1 1954.
Must be a citizen of the United
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to polio in epidemics each year is
piling up in thousands of Red Cross
blood bottles across the nation.
Recent experiments sponsored
he N at on a at on
Infantile Paralysis have dem
onstrated that gamma globulin
produced from the pooled blood
of many persons contains anti
bodies which attack one or more
of the three strains of polio virus
so far discovered.
A dose of the serum which re
quires approximately one pint of
blood to produce protects against
the paralyzing effect of polio for
about a month if injected after ex
posure to the disease but before
the virus reaches the nerve tissue.
Last November the Red Cross
was asked by the Office of De
fense Mobilization to expand its
defense blood collections to pro
duce as much gamma globulin for
the summer's epidemic needs as
blood processing laboratories can
Past experience indicates that
the disease will reach epidemic pro
portions in about ]50 counties and
that some two million children will
be exposed to it.
Since the amount of globulin
needed will far exceed the expect
ed supply its allocation and distri
bution will be handled in a man
ner determined by ODM and the
National Research Council.
In Great Need Of
All military and civilian per
sonnel and their dependents at
Fort Hood who have items of
clothing which they no longer
need are urged to turn them in
at the Public Information Office
for further distribution to de
pendents of South Koreans sol
diers. Distribution in Korea will
be made through United States
The average South Korean sol
dier earns the equivalent of
fifty cents per month. Because
there is no such thing in South
Korea as dependent allotments
for families of South Korean
soldiers the dependents are left
with little means of support.
Men's women's and children's
garments of any style and/or
material and all types of foot
wear are urgently needed
condition of the items is not too
important. Bring your excess
clothing to the Public Informa
tion Office located on 52nd
Street between Headquarters
and Battalion Avenue.
Cut From Payroll
By Civil Service
(PIO)—The Civil Service pay
roll at Fort Hood in line with
recent cutbacks will lose approxi
mately 350 employees by May 15.
Approximately 75 percent of
these will be off the rolls by April
24 although they will actually be
removed from working status
April 7 said Fort Hood Civilian
Personnel Officer Rollins Teas.
Those who have accrued leave
time will be given leaves with pay
on that date and then officially
dismissed April 24. Any employees
who might have additional leave
time will be paid in a lump sum.
Others according to Teas who
are permanent employees with re
assignment rights will be given
new jobs by May 15 only if po
sitions are available.
"Every effort is being made by
the Civilian Personnel Office"
said Teas "to obtain outside em
ployment for the employees af
fected by the reduction in force."
"No necessary services are be
ing abolished" he continued.
"Reductions are being made in
positions such as mechanical
trades including tank and auto
mobile mechanics electricians
painters and truck drivers. Some
miscellaneous office jobs are also
Holy Week And
330 Vets Pocket
Combat Pay Here
(PIO)—Combat pay became a
reality for 330 Hood soldiers dur
ing the past week as the Finance
Office doled out $125000 to the
first large group of eligible Ko
Under the Combat Duty
Act of 1952 soldiers assigned
to combat units and sub
jected to "hostile enemy
THE CHIEF OF ARMY FIELD FORCES Gen. John R. Hodges
(right) serves himself in the dining hall of Co. D 16th REB during
his recent visit. Also filling their trays are (left to right) Maj.
Gen. John E. Daahlquist Fourth Army CG General Clarke and
Lt. Michael P. Clayton Co. D. Serving Lieutenant dayton is PFC
Austin while PFC Meyers supervises
the chow line.
High Mass To Be
At Lindsey Field
Extensive preparations are being
made by the Division and Post
Chaplains of Fort Hood to comme
morate in "as solemn a manner as
possible" the great Christian Feasts
of "Holy Week" and "Easter Sun
day" Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Edward
J. Burns division chaplain said
A Sunrise Service for Pro
testants will be conducted at
Red Lindsey Field at 6:15 a.m.
on Easter Sunday.
Catholics will observe Easter
Sunday with a Solemn High
Mass at Red Lindsey Field at
The regular Sunday schedule of
Protestant Services will be conduct
ed in each chapel in addition to
the Sunrise Service while all Cath
olic Masses with the exception of
the 8 a.m. Mass at the hospital
have been cancelled.
The following is the Holy Week
Catholic: 37th Street West Chapel
—High Mass Holy Thursday 9
a.m. Holy Hour Holy Thursday
7:30 a.m. Three Hour Devotions
Good Friday noon to 3 p.m. Mass
Holy Saturday 9 a.m. Hospital
Chapel Ward C-5—Mass Holy Sat
urday 8 a.m. North Fort Hood
Main Chapel—Mass Holy .Thurs
day 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross
and Sermon Good Friday 7 p.m.
Protestant: 50th Street Chapel
Devotions Good Friday 12:30 p.m.
to 1:30 p.m. 52nd Street Chapel-
Holy Communion Maundy Thurs
day 7 p.m. Battalion Avenue West
Chapel—Holy Communion Maundy
Thursday 7:30 p.m. North Fort
Hood Main Chapel Devotions
Good Friday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
& Ingenuity Give
(PIO) A $15000 radio-radar
training aid and superlative inge
nuity of the Fort Hood Training
Aids Center is giving top flight in
struction to students of the 1st Arm
ored Division Non-Commissioned
Officers' Academy Signal School.
The radio-radar set one of
the most valuable training
aids at Fort Hood consists of
35 panel circuits for instructor
use plus five radio and four
radar panels for the students.
There are also 100 electronic
training aids that were developed
to facilitate irtstruction during the
16-week technical course.
Maj. Charles J. Dominique Di
vision Signal Officer calls the Sig
nal School set a "most complete
set of training aids."
The major is also high in praise
of Lt. Horace Johnson supervisor
of the Training Aids center and
Lts. James Morgan and Frank Wil
son school instructors.
Major Dominque said Lt. John
son has "exerted all possible
effort and cooperation in pro
curing the material and assist
ing in the construction of train
"Lieutenants Morgan and Wilson
and their enlisted assistants have
used initiative and imagination
and have worked long hours to as
sist the students that attend these
courses" he continued.
The Signal Course has graduated
902 students in nearly two years
the number equally divided be
tween radio repair and radio op
ground fire" for not less than
six days a month receive $45.
for each month so served.
Exceptions are made on the six-
day time limit for men wounded
or killed in action.
The Combat Duty Act provides
for such pay retroactive to June
1 1950 however many soldiers
had already been rotated from
Korea before the law was enacted.
Included among these were
the 330 soldiers here whose
claims have just been verified
by their service records and
approved by the Military Pay
Division at Fort Benjamin
Officials at the Finance Office
indicated that although a special
payroll was drawn up to accom
modate this large group most of
the combat pay still outstanding
will be disbursed on the regular
These cases will decrease in
number since combat pay is cur
rently being credited to military
pay records while soldiers are
still in Korea.
LIBRARY REOPENS SATURDAY
The Hood Village Library will
hold an open house Saturday
March 28 from 2 'til 4 p.m. The
puplic is invited.
Sponsored by the Intermediate
Girls' Sunday School at Hood Vil
lage the library is reopening in
tfyfeir new location in the Com
munity Center building.
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