The Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 2, 1953 Page: 1 of 12
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He was appointed to the
U. S. Military Academy in
1921 and graduated with a
Bachelor of Science degree.
He was commissioned a sec-
ond lieutenant in the Corps of
Engineers and was given his
first assignment with the 29th
Engineers at Fort Humphreys
YTa. as adjutant.
His World War II career began
in December 1943 when he went
overseas as commanding officer
of CC "A" of the 4th Armd. Div.
The defense of St. Vith Belgium
during the Battle of the Bulge
which was successfully carried out
by General Clarke is currently
being used in military schools
as an historical example of Armor
in the defense.
In the battle General Clarke
with little more than his own
Combat Command stopped
several major attacks of the
German Fifth and Sixth Pan
zer Armies for seven days.
The general returned to the
United States in September 1951
after having assumed command
of the 4th Armd. Div. and Base
Section Two in Manila.
It was in March 1951 that Gen
eral Clarke reactivated and as
sumed command of the 1st Ar
A drive is currently underway
to cut-down the traffic flow
through the dependent housing
areas on Fort Hood particularly
during the time just before work-
call the noon hour and retreat
Lt. Col. Adrain Johanasson Post
Provost Marshal revealed.
"Persons using the streets in the
housing areas particularly McNair
Village as routes to and from work
have created a safety hazard to
the many children who play near
their homes" the provost marshal
He added that the Military Police
are rerouting the traffic through
other areas to cut the danger and
to speed the flow of traffic.
"We urge the persons living in
Walker Village to use Park and
Central avenues as their routes
to and from work and ask that
persons living in Killeen use
either the Main or West gates"
the colonel stated.
Colonel Johanasson added that
the use of these routes would not
only decrease the danger of acci
dents but also the use of these
routes would speed traffic.
During the past week Military
Policemen assigned to the Fort
Hood gates have been handing out
bulletins showing the advantages
of rerouting the traffic to motor-
'Toward the end of last week we
took surveys for three days on the
traffic flow through the dependent
housing areas and these surveys
showed that traffic in those areas
has decreased 17 per cent since
the Military Police began their
drive" the colonel added.
Five Hood Soldiers
Praised For Aiding
Victims Of Wreck
Five Fort Hood soldiers were
highly praised for the manner in
which they rendered first aid to
the injured at the scene of a Dallas
traffic smashup last Saturday ac
cording to a news story in a Dallas
Arriving at the scene of the
crash in which one civilian was
killed'and eight injured the soldiers
applied their knowledge of first aid
in an efficient an orderly manner.
Police Traffic Sergeant Malcom
Southerland the first Dallas officer
to reach the scene was quoted as
saying "five soldiers from Fort
Hood arrived and started giving
first aid. They worked like real ex
perts. We never would have had
'em all ready as the ambulances
arrived if it hadn't been for those
The injured were removed to the
'arkland Hospital whore doctors
lound tourniquets bandages or
lickory-limb splints on all of the
rictims. The soldiers were not
Gen. Clarke Will Command
I Corps In Korean Theater
(PIO)—The Department of The Army said that General Mark Clark Commander-in-Chief of United
Nations Forces in the Far East announced Monday that Major General Bruce C. Clarke 1st Armored Di
vision and Fort Hood commander would take command of the 1 Corps in Korea upon his arrival in
Accompanying General Clarke to Korea will be Capt. Charles W. Dryer M-Sgt. Max M. Michalik
and M-Sgt. C. L. Ginger. They wi
General Clarke started his mili
tary career as a private in 1918.
After his discharge that same
year he served in the National
Guard of New York as a private
first class and corporal.
1 serve as members of his personal staff.
CG Bids Farewell
The past two years have been busy but interesting ones
at Fort Hood. With the help and cooperation of all we have
made great progress in every field. Fort Hood has a national
reputation in and out of the service for being a happy clean
efficient attractive community and an outstanding training
establishment. It holds "firsts" in many things and is "pushing"
the leaders in the rest.
I appreciate your fine loyalty and support. You have made
my job here easy. Your many courtesies to Mrs. Clarke our
children and me will be long remembered.
I hope I may have the pleasure of serving with you again.
Until then good luck and the best of wishes to you and yours.
Invite All To Worship
Easter Good Friday
All plans have been completed for Good Friday and Easter Wor
ship Services at Fort Hood Texas. All military and civilian personnel
are invited to attend the Good Friday Mass from 12:00 noon to 3:00
p.m. at 37th Street West Chapel where Father Henry Honsberger will
be the celebrant of Mass and Father Edward J. Burns' the Division
Chaplain will deliver the Sermon on "The Seven Last Words From
Cross" and the Good Friday
Service from 12:30 p. m. to 1:30
p. m. at 50th Street Chapel where
seven Protestant Chaplains will
share in the interpretation of the
"Seven Last Words From the
An Easter Sunrise Service will
be conducted by the Protestant
Chaplains in Red Lindsey Field at
6:00 a. m. with the Ministers of
the Killeen Ministerial Alliance and
Choirs of the First Baptist and
First Methodist Churches of Killeen
participating. Chaplain James E.
Kirkpatrick CC "B" Chaplain
will deliver the Easter Sunrise
Message and Reverend Ivy Bohan-
nan president of the Killeen
Ministerial Alliance will say the
At 10:00 a. m. Easter Morn-
The patients treatment
starts while he is still re
stricted to the bed. He begins
with a series of exercises
given in the ward under the
doctor's supervision. As the
patient's condition progresses
and he is able to leave his
bed tliei exercise is increased
by a doctor's prescription.
When the patient no longer
Vol. 1 No. 13 FORT HOOD TEXAS THURSDAY APRIL 2 1953 12
BRUCE C. CLARKE
Major General U. S. Army.
ing in Red Red Lindsey Field
a Solemn High Mass will be
held. Father Edward J. Burns
will be the celebrant of Mass
and will deliver the Easter
Sermon. The Catholic Choir
under the direction of Sgt.
Leonard Weigand will render
the music. The Honor Guard at
Mass will be under command
of Lt. Ted Hodes and the ushers
will be under the direction of
Capt. William Schneider.
Lt. Col. Floyd W. Shiery Post
Chaplain at Fort Hood today ex
tended an invitation to residents
of Killeen to attend Easter sunrise
services at Red Lindsey Field
Scheduled for 6 a. m. the serv-
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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 leit
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.
Reconditioning Section Saves
Money Aids Patients Morale
(PIO)—A Physical Reconditioning Section recently added to the Fort Hood station hospital is boosting the morals of bed-weary
patients and saving the Army approximately $10 per day on each patient.
The reconditioning section is an advanced step in physical and occupational therapy concentrating on the general physical condition
of the patient.
Col. Milford T. Kubin commanding officer of the hospital has called the program a "period of retraining resocialization and rehabili
Average cost for maintaining a
patient while in the ward is $15
per day. The cost per patient in
the reconditioning barracks is
only $5—a $10 savings each day.
needs ward care he is transferred
to the reconditioning barracks.
The physical reconditioning sec
tion is organized similar to a com
pany size unit. Patients' quarters
are almost identical to regular
barracks quarters with the per
sonnel having their own clothing
and foot lockers and sleeping on
regular Army beds instead of hos
The atmosphere of the bar
racks reacquaints the patient
to normal garrison life and
affords social readjustment
as well as many off-duty com
ON BEHALF of the Fort Hood Officers' Club General Clarke accepts an oil portrait of himself from
Private Joel Garcia and the 17th Training Company of North Fort Hood. Garcia—a former art
student at Mexico City—did the painting during his off duty hours. The infantryman mortar and
tank signify the 17th Company and Garcia laughlingly says the helicopter indicates "General Clarke's
frequent inspections of the post." (U. S. Army Photo by Tornese).
forts that are not practical in
The Reconditioning Section is
comanded by Capt. Melvin F. De-
Land who is assisted by three
enlisted men. Except for admin
istrative and advisor duties all
work in the unit is handled by the
The section which processes
about 100 patients a week has a
gymnasium hobby-craft wood shop
mailroom and day-room. Recre
ation facilities include various
sports in the gym day room
games radio and television and
BRIG. GEN. LENDER L. DO
AN assistant 1st AD commander cuts the ribbon reopening the newly
remodeled Brigade Ave. Service Club. Cpl. Robert L. Ray Jr. (center) and Miss Adele Zukas Post
Special Service cluf director lend a helping hand. The 162nd Street Service Club was also reopened
during Sunday's ceremonies.
Pvt. Melvin Smith from Balti
more Md. can sing in the lower
open air courts for volley ball
horse shoe pitching minature golf
The normal eight-hour day
for the section starts at 6:15
a.m. Reveille is followed by
police of the barracks. After
breakfast the patients fall
out at 8 a.m. for calisthen-
tics. The rest of the day is
occupied by developmental ex
ercises Walks training in
spections work details and
In addition to handling the regu
lar duties of the section the
patients work on hobby projects
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Cards Out Tomorrow
"Courtesy is Contagious" is the
theme of the Post Safety Section
latest campaign as traffic fatality
number four was marked for Fort
Hood personnel last Wednesday.
(See story page 4.)
Mimeographed sheets with eight
reminders to drivers pertaining to
safety and courtesy will be distri
buted at all Post gates during the
late afternon rush hours tomorrow
according to Capt. George R. Will
iamson post safety officer.
Attached to the reminders
will be three-by-five inch white
cards printed with the slogan
"Courtesy is Contagious" in
large black letters. Drivers will
be asked to fasten the "courte
sy" cards to their autos' sun
visor as a constant reminder
to be courteous at all times.
Large reproductions of the cards
Spirituals And Jazz
Are Sung By Sextet
(CCB-PIO)—A group of young
soldier-musicians who sing any
thing from spiritual ballads to the
latest in jazz and popular music
have been making quite a name
for themselves around Fort Hood
Composed of six men from Co.
D 4th MTB and two men from
Btry. A 73rd AFA Bn. the en
semble won first prize in a talent
show held at the Brigade Ave.
Service Club March 13.
Led by Pvt. Leroy Cole who
sand engagements with a quar
tet in Baltimore Md. before
being beckoned to military
service the quintet is made up
of all Easterners who had with
the exception of one previous
musical experience in civilian
Pvt. James E. Hartsfield of
Cleveland Ohio the second tenor
sang with a spiritual quartet in and
register and does taking over the
bass part. He sang with a quartet
that played night club engagements
The tenor is Pvt. James T. Mas-
sey Jr. a product of Washington.
D. C. He has also had singing ex
perience with a quartet that sanf
Pvt. Woodrow Sellers the
baritone is about the only one
in the outfit that didn't have
some kind of professional ex
perience in civilian life. How
ever even though lacking in
the experience of singing the
other members have had he
can hold his own with them.
Pvt. Albert Lancellotti the sixth
man in the ensemble keeps the
singers in tune with his guitar
playing. Hailing from South Phil
adelphia Lancellotti had played
only hillbilly music before joining
"It's hard for me to keep up with
these guys when they start singing
jazz" he explained. "It's my first
experience at trying to play that
type of music." He not only plays
the guitar but he can also chip in
with a swell job of singing when
the occasion calls.
The two extras for the sextet
are Pvts. Arthur F. Greene
and Josiah Whitley members
of Btry. A 73rd AFA. If any of
the other boys develop sore
tonsils hoarse throat or lose
their voice Greene and Whit
ley can expertly step in to fill
Cole' got the idea of a singing
group about four weeks ago when
he noticed a bulletin about a talent
show that was being held at the
Brigade Ave. Service Club.
He immediately began inquiring
around the company to find people
who had experience in singing lik
ed to sing and would be interested
in singing with him.
After finding the men there
was the problem of practicing.
Their time during the day was
taken up by training and much
of their time at night was tak
en up by the cleaning of equip-
ment and other necessary de-
dails around the company area.
So they had to practice when-
even the opportunity presented it
self be it during the ten-minute
break in the field or in the shower
will be displayed at the gates and
will remain there for a few weeks
said Captain Williamson.
The "courtesy is contagious"
cards initiated by Post Safety In
spector W. W. Young and Captain
Williamson will be distributed in
the future to all new registrants
for post tags and at the weekend
The mimeographed sheet re
minds drivers that "many driv
ing rules that contribute to
your safety and the good-will
of your community are based
chiefly on common sense and
The rules are:
1. Take your turn in traffic.
Don't run up in the wrong lane
and crowd other vehicles aside
this is the mark of the "road hog."
2. Drive in one traffic lane un
1st Armored Gathers
This Afternoon 5 p.m.
In General's Farewell
The men of the 1st Armored Division will mass on the parade
groupd this afternoon at 5 p.m. to hear a farewell address from their
FECOM bound commander—Maj. Gen. Bruce C. Clarke.
General Clarke is scheduled to leave Fort Hood for the Far East
in the near future to assume command of I Corps.
During the ceremonies Maj. Gen. Hayden Boatner deputy Fourth
For Red Cross
The Red Cross Fund Drive at
Fort Hood has netted a total of
$10986.29 thus far Clifford
Gibbs Red Cross field director
here reported yesterday.
Contributions this week gained
$900 the lowest week of the
drive. Donations made on payday
this week have not been turned in
Sunday April 5 is the deadline
for the fund drive giving units an
other week to collect their contri
To date 23 units have contri
buted 100 percent nine units
still remain to be counted.
Today approximately half the
civilian veteran and military hos
pitals in this country look to the
Red Cross for all or part of the
blood needed to treat their patients.
Increased Red Cross blood re
sponsibilities were brought into
focus in December 1951 when
blood was classed as a national
resource and a National Blood
Program was established by Exe
cutive order. Placed under the
Office of Defense Mobilization the
program got underway in mid
summer with first priority to
whole blood for the armed serv
ices second priority for hospitals
in this country and third priorit
for a national plasma reserve for
use in great emergencies.
Under the new federal pro
gram the Red Cross serves
as the official procurement
agency for blood and as the
coordinator for blood collected
by cooperating community
blood bands and collection fa
cilities on military posts. Its
job therefore is bigger than
Since the outbreak of the Korean
conflict whole blood from Red
Cross centers has been flown on
regular schedule to the Far East.
In all those months there has not
been a single failure to meet mili
Girl From Fire
A Killeen resident credited Maj.
Gerald V. Woodward 1st Armd.
Div. Hqs. commandant with res
cuing her and her 10-year-old
daughter from a fire that broke out
in their Castle Heights home at
1008 Stewart St. Sunday morning.
The mother Mrs. T. R. Black-
ledge said Major Woodward notic
ed smoke coming out of her house
about 8:30 a.m. Sunday as he drove
to Fort Hood both Mrs. Blackledge
and her daughter were asleep.
Major Woodward called at the
house and aroused Mrs. Black-
ledge's daughter Renate.
"The little girl was frightened
by the fire when she awoke"
Major Woodard said. "She began
screaming and awakened her
Mrs. Blackledge opened the front
door and Major Woodard made a
hurried phone call to the Killeen
Fire Department summoning afire
truck. The truck arrived moments
later and put out the fire in short
Mrs. Blackledge whose husband
SFC T. R. Blackledge is now serv
ing in Korea with a military police
unit said the blaze started by a
couch located near a floor furnace
burned the couch part of the floor
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less passing other cars. If you
straddle two lanes you are both a
nuisance and a hazard to others.
3. When another driver signals
that he wishes to pass let him go
4. Pass vehicles ahead only
when there is ample room to get
back into your own lane without
5. Observe the "right-of-way"
rule. Even if you think you have
the right-of-way don't insist on
having it if another driver tries to
6. Don't cheat at the traffic sig
nal light let other vehicles and
pedestrians clear the crossing be
fore you drive ahead. No fraction
of time is worth an accident.
7. Be courteous when parking.
If you block pedestrian walks or
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Army commander will present
General Clarke with a certificate
of achievement for outstanding
service preformed during his two-
year tour of duty at Fort Hood.
Prior to the presentation of the
certificate of achievement Brig.
Gen. Alfred E. Kastner special as
sistant to the commanding general
will bid *arewell to the commander
for the officers and men of Fort
General Kastner will also intro
duce General Boatner to the as
The Division will be massed with
CC"B" as the base unit. The bat
talions will be massed in a 16-man
front with major commanders bat
a on an iv
staffs Division general staff and
Division special staff constituting
the front ranks.
Ending the review will be retreat
ceremonies with the man of the 1st
Armored Division taking part.
For Col. Jones
Col. Richard A. Jones former
deputy post commander of Fort
Hood retired Tuesday after 35
years service in the Army. A re
view of the 2nd AAA Bn. was
staged at 11 a.m. for the colonel
who began his military career on
August 15 1917.
The retirement ceremony was
attended by Brig. Gen. Alfred
E. Kastner special assistant
to the Division Commander
Brig. Gen. Leander L. Doan
assistant division CG Col.
Ralph M. Neal deputy post
commander and Col. Edward
G. Farrand CO CC "B."
Before the troops of the 2nd AAA
Bn. passed in review General
Order No. 28 containing the formal
announcement of the Colonel's re
tirement was read by Capt. J. E.
Clark Jr. post adjutant.
General Kastner then paid tri
bute to Colonel Jones' career andr
read a letter of achievement from
Geeral Clarke. On behalf of the
personnel of Fort Hood and the
1st AD General.
Clarke's letter praised the
Colonel's long and faithful ca
reer of service and congratulat
ed him on his professional and
During Colonel Jones' 35 years
of service he was awarded the
Silver Star Bronze Star Medal
World War I Victory Medal Ameri
can Defense Service Medal Ameri
can Campaign Medal Asiatic-
Pacific Campaign Medal World
War II Victory Medal and Army
of Occupation Medal (Japan).
On School Bus
Students from the Fort Hood
Schools took over the job of su
pervising the conduct and the
safety of children riding school
busses on the Fort Hood Reserva
tion last Monday Lt. Col. Adrain
Johanasson Post provost marshal
Before taking over the duties
of riding the school buses as safe
ty supervisors the students were
given an intensive one-week course
of instruction by members of the
501st MP Co.
In the past school bus safety
has been supervised by mem
bers of the military police
company. In the future mili
tary policemen will only ride
the kindergarten busses.
The children have been equipped
with white Sam Browne belts
badges and red flags Capt. Eu
gene R. Tate commanding officer
of the 501st MPs stated.
"Although the military poliee
are no longer riding the school
busses we still plan to check the
routes of the busses regularly and
insure that persons driving on the
Post follow the orders of the mem
bers of the safety patrol" Cap
tain Tate added.
John E. Little assistant
principal of Fort Hood High
School will be faculty super
visor of the Safety Patrol pro
gram. Captain Tate will act
as military police advisor to'
"All personnel are reminded
that Fort Hood traffic regulations
specify that drivers approaching
a school bus from any direction
must stop while the bus is loading
or unloading. In cases of violation
of this disciplinary action will be
taken" the captain further stated.
The Safety Patrol has been or
ganized along the lines of a regu
lar police force with elected offi
cers supervising the patrolmen.
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