The Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 2, 1953 Page: 2 of 12
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The fourth Armed Forces Day
will be observed throughout- the
nation on the third Saturday in
May—May 16—under the slogan
"Power for Pe&ce."
The designated day and the pre
ceding week will be distinguished
as a time for tribute to the team
work of the arme forces to the
unity of the American people and
to the power and principles for
which they stand in the world-wide
struggle for peace.
Celebrations throughout Texas
and the nation will be planned
along the same line as those held
the past three years with program
schedules consisting of parades
luncheons dinnei's balls mass
meetings fly-overs military ex
hibits and open houses and the dis
play of equipment similar to that
in actual use on the Korean battle
front. Army Reserve and National
Guard units as well as Army
Navy and Air Force installations
will combine their efforts with
local committees to assure the
success of the observance.
In a proclamation issued in
Washington last week Presi-
Maj. Gen. Sturgis
Chief Of Engineers^
To Visit Hood Area
Maj. Gen. Samuel D. Strugis Jr.
newly named Chief of Engineers
will inspect military construction
in the Fort Hood area during a
tour of Corps of Engineers projects
in north and central Texas on April
15-16 the Office of the District
Engineer at Fort Worth revealed
This is General Sturgis' first
visit to Texas since he was appoint
ed Chief of Engineers.
On April 15 he will inspect Corps
of Engineers construction activities
on flood control and military pro
jects in the Fort Worth-Dallas area.
This will include the Dallas and
Fort Worth Floodway projects
Carswell AFB at Fort Worth and
the Garza-Little Elm Reservoir
project under construction near
On the 16th he plans to look over
the Belton Dam project near Bel-
ton and military projects at Fort
Hood. On his inspection tour Gen
eral Sturgis will be accompanied
by Col. Herbert D. Vogel South
western Division Engineer and Col.
H. R. Hollick Fort Worth District
Fourth Armed Forces Day
To Be Observed May 19
dent Eisenhower designated
Armed Forces Day "devoted to
paying tribute to those whose
constancy and courage con
stitute one of the bulwarks
guarding the freedom of the
nation and the peace of the
free world" and called upon
all citizens to not only display
the flag of the United States on
Armed Forces Day but also
to show the recognition of the
gallantry sacrifice and devo
For Officers NCOs
The new instruction is expected
to qualify line officers and NCOs
to detect and treat men who are
suffering from temporary combat
exhaustion saving them from need
less evacuation as neuropsychiatry
cases. This is expected to conserve
manpower by reducing time lost
from combat fatigue.
Maj. Gen. George F. Armstrong
Army Surgeon General has an
nounced publication of a compre
hensive directive governing Army
neuropsychiatry treatment policies.
It describes techniques for the
screening out of potential neuro-
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and perform light maintenance
work on the unit's facilities.
The unit's day-room was com
pletely remodeled by the patients.
Using the hobby-craft shop and
scrap lumber the men hand
dressed paneling for the 14 by 20
foot room. One of the patients
Thomas McNeely hand planed the
paneling giving it a scorched fin
ish with a soldering iron.
The patients have refinished
all of the barracks and gym
floors repainted the interior
of the buildings and put up
drapes pictures and potted
"The entire cost of the project
to date is $97" said Captain De-
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307 GRAY KILLEEN
tion to duty of the men and
women of the armed forces by
cooperating in local observ
ances of the day.
Local project officers have been
named' in all the principal cities
and communities of Texas to work
with civilian committees in plan
ning Armed Forces Day observ
ances under the general direction
of the Air Force with the Army and
Is Part Of Training
WASHINGTON (AFPS) Psy
chiatric first aid is being taught to
key officers and NCOs the Depart
ment of the Army has announced.
psychiatric cases before they actu
ally break down and for treatment
of simple combat exhaustion.
Maladjustments or poor motiva
tion on the part of basic trainees
will result in frequent conferences
between the individual trainee his
NCOs and commissioned officers.
If his condition doesn't improve
he may be transferred to another
squad or platoon or be referred to
the mental hygiene consultation
service at one of 16 basic training
and replacement centers in the
U. S. Teams of psychiatrists so
cial workers and technicians then
Because of this preliminary
screening soldiers who enter
combat may be considered as
psychiatrically and emotionally
ready for combat.
CASES SINGLED OUT
Officers and NCOs who are
trained in the early detection of
combat exhaustion cases can sin
gle out the comparatively few men
in the battle zone who are border
line cases or who have not been
noted previously as emotional un
Recruits at basic training and
replacement centers may also re
ceive formal one-hour lectures in
Army officials estimate that at
least 60 per cent of the soldiers
evacuated for psychiatric reasons
are treated at battalion aid sta
tions and returned to full duty.
Fifty per cent of those being evacu
ated as far as the division clearing
station are returned to units after
Reports from Korea indicate
that 84 per cent of all personnel
with true neuropsychiatric difficul
ties evacuated in Korea are re
turned to some form of duty in
Korea or Japan.
Car License Scrap
Drive Ends Today
(PIO)—Today is the last day
for turning in your old license
plates to the scrap metal drive.
Car owners may deposit their old
plates at any of several points on
the post and Killeen where cans
have been placed for the collec
Collection cans are located at
the following points on the post:
Special Service Garage Post
Service Station Provost Marshal's
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Full Dustproofing assured by boxed-in construction
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All Drawers center-guided and dovetailed front and
THE ARMORED SENTINEL
(NFH-PIO)—The 19th Training
Co. of Reserve Command at North
Fort Hood can boast its own dance
band. It consists of Pvts. Ed
Lautenschlager on piano Paul Mc
Coy on guitar Albert Hamady on
the drums and PFC. Floyd Hes
son on the bass.
The history of their combo is
typical of the easy comradeship
musicians have. Wherever a man
with musical talent goes his in
strument and ability are a pass
port to friends and society.
The 19th Co. was planning to
have a party and to make the
cost as easy as possible they
BLOWING SOME COOL TUNES the recently organized dance band of the 19th Training Co. of
Reserve Command at North Fort Hood holds a little 'jam session' at the North Hood Service Club.
The members are Pvts. Ed Lautenschlager on piano Paul McCoy on the guitar Albert Hamady on
the drums and PFC. Floyd Hesson on the bass. (NFH-PIO) (Photo By Hansen).
Dance Combo Organized
In 19th Training Company
THE COMMENDATION RIBBON with Metal Pendant was
awarded to WOJG Glenn A. Merriman (right) last Wednesday by
Brig. Gen. Alfred E. Kastner acting commander of Fort Mood
and the 1st Armored. Now assigned to the Adjutant Generals
section WOJG Merriman was given the award for outstanding
service while with the 1st Field Artillery Observation Bn. in Korea
from January 1952 to November 1953. He and his wife Doris live
at Fort Hood. (U. S. Army Photo by Tornese).
BmitJ-- BUILT from WITHIN
called on the members of the I merly with the Flamingoes Quar
company to provide entertain- tet of Cincinnati. He has written
ment. They received quite a sur- several songs one of which a
prise when these four marched
up and volunteered music song
and dancing in one package.
KEPT FINGERS NIMBLE
Lautenschlager who is more or
less spokesman for the crew is
an Ohioan. He attended Wooster
College there and studied busi
ness and economics. However he
kept his fingers nimble playing
in his own dance band at night
clubs around Ohio.
A fellow buckeye is Paul Mc
Coy who is a tenor vocalist for-
sentimental tune called "Forever
More" was recorded by the Fla
mingoes on a Hilltop label and is
currently being touted by disc
jockeys in Cincinnati and Dayton
The guitar that Paul strums has
been an important accessory to
his singing for a long time. But
this is the first time he has played
it as part of a band.
Drummer A1 Hamady is from
Barnesboro in western Pennsyl
vania. For seven years he has
been supporting himself as a pro
fessional musician. Whatever the
occasion called for him and his
band The Silvertones they could
play it. Be it bop pop or Polish
polka they were ready to give out.
He found no difficulty sittin' in
with this hasty group at the 19th.
Overwhelming the guitar past
the tinkle of the piano and run
ning right through the drums is
the steady pound of the bass. Slap
ping the rhythm for this as yet
untitled band is Hesson.
BUSY IN KOREA
Floyd is the ony genuine ama
teur in the group. He has had
lessons on the guitar two years in
the Army but many months as
a rifleman in Korea gave him
little time to practice. When the
call went out for a bass man
he seized the big fiddle by the
neck and manfuly strummed away.
The future of this combo is a
little uncertain. But given the
opportunity they plan to play to
gether often and see just how
many sounds they can make. They
all agree that playing in the band
is good for a lot of kicks and
they are waiting on other com
pany parties to grab some more.
When the United States bought
Alaska from Russia in 1867 it is
estimated that there were about
30000 people in the area about
two-thirds of whom were Eskimos
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ice will include choirs from the
First Baptist Church and First
Methodist Church in Killeen. Rev-
erned Ivy Bohannan Pastor of the
Church of Nazarene and President
of the Killeen Ministerial Alliance
will represent Killeen churches on
Killeen residents attending serv
ices are requested to use the main
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count at the friendly First National Bank
of Killeen. The bank where you are always
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Thursday April 2 1953
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In the event of inclement weath
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Theatre No. One.
The Reverend Irvin F. A. Kracke
of Belton will conduct Episcopal
Communion at 52nd Street Chapel
at 8:00 a. m. Easter Sunday.
All regular Protestant Services
as scheduled will be held in the
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The Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 2, 1953, newspaper, April 2, 1953; Temple, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth254325/m1/2/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Casey Memorial Library.