The Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 9, 1953 Page: 1 of 31
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As Drive Ends
Shows $5000 Gain
An incomplete total of $16096.16
was counted Tuesday in the 1953
American Red Cross Fund Cam
paign at Fort Hood which ended
Sunday Clifford Gibbs field di
Tuesday's total showed an in
crease of more than $5000 over
the amount contributed a week
ago reflecting the payday dona
tions at the end of March.
Another slight increase in the
final total is expected when the
units which have not yet reported
are counted Gibbs said. Of those
reporting 36 units have contributed
Donations for 1951 netted more
than $14000 which was a sharp
increase over the 1950 donation
of approximately $8000.
The National Red Cross Fund
goal this year is $93000 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
New hope for children exposed
to polio in epidemics each year is
piling up in thousands of Red Cross
blood bottles across the nation.
Recent experiments sponsored
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!
(See RED CROSS page 1)
He's Civilian Now
A meeting of the committee
of Boy Scout Troop 111 is
scheduled for 5 p. m. today in
the 1st Armored Division con
At that time Col. R. W. Cole
Jr. will succced General Doan
as chairman of the troop com
Also to be discussed are plans
for the Heart O' Texas Council
bivouac at North Fort Hood
this weekend and the National
Jamboree in July. Hood will
send 10 Scouts to the Jam
Gen. Sturjps To
Maj. Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis
Jr. United States Army Chief of
Engineers will unveil a monu
ment April 16 honoring the me
mory of two officers at ceremonies
dedicating the new permanent
barracks occupied by the 1st
Armored's 16th Armored Engineer
The six new permanent build
ings have been named "Storck
Barracks" in honor of Col. Louis
J. Storck and his son 1st Lt.
Louis J. Storck Jr. The elder
Storck was killed in July 1944 in
action in France during World
Wrar II while commanding Re
serve Command 4th Armored Di
vision while his son a former
platoon leader in Co. "B" 16th
AEB died in Korea last October
while attempting to hold an out
post against overwhelming odds.
The monument is to consist of
a large reproduction of the in
signia of the Corps of Engineers
surmounted by the name "'"Storck
Barracks" in large letters of
"Mr. 20000" Passed Through
Separation Center On Sunday
(PIO)—The 20000th soldier to
pass through Fort Hood's Sepa
ration Center answered his last
Army pay call Saturday and re
ceived the official records Sunday
that returned him to civilian status.
He's Cpl. Edward L. Wessel ofjwessel attended Tyler Junior Col-
Dallas late of Hqs. 1st AD where
he worked in the Adjutant Gen
Wessel was honored at the
Separation Center Friday when
General Doan dropped by to
wish him goodbye and good
luck. Also on hand were Lt.
Col. Alexander Welcher com
manding officer of the Center
and Lt. Col. Robert McDowell
The young corporal was inducted
Into the AiTny April 6 1951 and
during his tour of duty found time
to make a name for himself in
Hood's swimming competition.
In 1951 he copped the Post
low and high-board diving
championships and in 1952 re
peated for the high-board
crown. Both years he was run-
ner-up in the Fourth Army
Wessel's wife Judy and their
(PIO) Six major changes in the
1st Armored Division staff were
announced Friday by General
Doan acting commanding general
of Fort Hood and the 1st Armored
In the top move Col. Edward G.
Farrand has been named as assist
ant division commander. In other
major changes Col. R. W. Cole Jr.
succeeds Col. Farrand as com-
jnanding officer of CC "B" Col.
T. King succeeds Lt. Col. John
Davis as commanding officer of
Reserve Command North Fort
Lt. Col. Davis succeeds Col
lege and the University of Texas.
Prior to induction he worked as a
custom jewelry salesman the oc
cupation he plans to resume.
Fort Hood On TV
Tonight At 6:15
(PIO)—Fort Hood scenes will
appear on television tonight at
6:15 p.m. when Austin's KTBC-
TV airs a film prepared and
submitted by the Killeen Cham
ber of Commerce.
The program designed to
give viewers an acurate pic
ture of life in Killeen is the
first of its kind to go out over
the facilities of KTBC. Killeen
Chamber of Commerce offi
cials included Fort Hood scenes
in the 15-minute program be
cause of Killeen's close rela
tionship with the post.
onel King as commanding officer
of CC "A."
Lt. Col. Warren J. Green suc
ceeds Col. Henry J. Lemley Jr.
as acting commanding officer
Division Artillery Lt. Col. Don
ald H. Cowles replaces Lt. Col.
Charles L. Kimsey as executive
officer of CC "B and Lt. Col.
Rocco Mecconi succeeds Lt. Col.
Vol. 1 No. 14 FORT HOOD TEXAS THURSDAY APRIL 9 1953 —8 Pages
At North Fort
1st Armored Hosts
Heart O' Texas Boys
(PIO) Approximately 1000
Boy Scouts and Explorer Scouts
from the Heart 0* Texas Council
will be guests of the 1st Armored
Division at a bivouac at North
Fort Hood this weekend.
The bivouac is planned to fill
a lapse in the spring program
caused by the absence of a Scout
Circus. The Council plans the
circus every other year with
special events planned on a coun
cil wide basis on alternate years.
The Scouts are scheduled to
arrive by groups Friday even
ing and will hear a welcoming
address by Brigadier General
L. L. Doan at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday the boys will have
an early breakfast followed by a
one-hour tour of North Fort Hood
to observe soldier training. Divid
ed into three groups the Scouts
will then witness weapons demon
strations tank driving and car
The afternoon will be devoted
to five-mile hikes to camp sites
where the boys will stay over
night. Sunday morning camp will
be broken in time for Scouts to
return to North Fort Hood for
church services. Departure for
home is set for 2 p.m.
At NCO Academy
(PIO)—The Leadership School of
the NCO Academy* graduated its
2000th student Friday morning in
ceremonies presided over by Gen
eral Doan acting First Armored
PFC Nicholas Todorich of Johns
town Pa. received the 2000th con
gratulatory handshake and diplo
ma. Currently assigned to Hq. Co.
1st Armored Division Todorich
was selected several weeks ago to
one and one-half year old daugh- take up duties as General Doan's
ter live in Dallas at 3020 South! driver upon his graduation from
Boulevard. He's a son of Rabbi the Academy.
and Mrs. Harvey Wessel 319 West
Fourth in Dallas.
A graduate of Tyler High School
The Leadership School is the
largest school of Fort Hood's now-
famous NCO Academy. Todorich
graduated with a mark of better
than 87 per cent.
Top honors of class No. 21 out
of 64 graduates were: first place
PFC J. R. Uitenbroek. of the 2nd
AAA with an average of 94.20
second place SFC W. H. Huff of
the 509th Tank Bn. with an average
of 93.65 3rd place PFC R. L.
Swafford of the 702nd AIB with an
average of 92.47.
The Company Clerks Course No.
2 graduated 40 men. Top honors
went to: 1st place Pvt. A. W. Dud-
reck of the 702nd AIB with an
average of 97.5 2nd place PFC
W. W. Moul of the 2nd AAA with
an average of 97.0.
RETREAT TIME CHANGES
Effective April 7 retreat has
been held at 5:30 p. m. rather than
5:15 according to Post Hq. Daily
Bulletin. As of Monday April 20.
retreat will be held at 4:30 p. m.
Green as commander of the 2d
Colonel Farrand has served with
the 1st Armored Division since
Jan. 9 1952 when he took com
mand of CC "B." His successor
Colonel Cole joined the 1st Arm-
ored in January 1953.
A graduate of the U. S. Military
Academy in 1927 Colonel Farrand
was originally commissioned in
the Field Artillery but was trans
ferred to Armor in 1950. During
4th Army Mystery
Radiosondes scientific instru
ments used by the Army to obtain
weather data have caused a mild
mystery among residents in the
five-state Fourth Army area who
may have seen them in descent or
who have found them on the
ground according to the Signal
Corps at Fourth Army headquar
Housed in small white opaque
plastic containers radiosondes are
balloon-borne and attached to par
achutes. Their use is to obtain in
formation on upper air conditions
which is essential for making
weather forecasts planning air
craft operations and calculating
corrections to compensate for the
effects of wind and air density on
All artillery observation battal
ions fly radiosondes to collect
weather data for training purposes.
Radiosondes used by the Army
may be identified by the descrip
tion on the plastic container which
reads "Army Signal Corps Radio
sonde." When found they may be
used again and the Signal Corps
requests finders to turn them in to
the nearest Army installation. Ra
diosondes have an approximate
value of $35 each.
CG Announces Major 1st AD Staff Changes
World War II he served with the
5th Armd Div. and has since been
with Seventh Army Third Army
U.S. Forces in Austria and before
coming to Hood was Chief of the
Mobilization and Service Troop
Branch in the Office of the Assist
ant Chief of Staff G-4.
1-Ie and Mrs. Farrand reside at
Fort Hood and have a daughter
Mrs. R. E. Joyce of Houston.
Colonel Cole an arden hunter
and outdoorsman is a graduate
BRIG. GEN. 1.-L. DOANj former assistant Division-commander was named acting commanding
general of Fort Hopd and the 1st Armored Division to succeed General Clarke who now commands
the I Corps in Korea. General Doan has been with the 1st AD since October 1951.
Guns Boom As
Takes 1st'AD Post Command
First Armored Bids
Farewell To General
(PIO)—A 13-gun salute by 1st Armored Division Artillery and the
strains of "Auld Lang Syne" by the Division band Friday morning
closed out the two-year command of Maj. Gen. Bruce C. Clark at Fort
Shortly afterward the general boarded the plane taking him to the
West Coast where he will leave for Korea to assume command of I
Corps in the United States Eighth Army.
Leaving with General Clarke
were Lt. Col. Morgan G. Rose-
borough Capt. Charles W. Dryer
and M-Sgts. Max Michalik and C.
On hand to bid farewell to
their former commander were
Brig. Gen. L. L. Doan who
wil command the 1st Armored
and Fort Food until Depart
ment of the Army announces
a new commanding general
Brigadier General Alfred E.
Kastner staff officers and
members of the departing of
As General Clarke arrived at
the Fort Hood airstrip the band
saluted him with "Ruffles and
Flourishes" and the Artillerymen
joined with their booming howit
zers. An honor guard from the 2nd
of the U. S. Military Academy
has been in the service 17 years
including 66 months overseas.
He has served with the 1st Caval-
ry Div. in its World War II South
Pacific campaigns Corps and
in the American Embassy at
Like Colonel Farrand Colonel
King and Lieutenant Colonel Davis
are veterans of the 1st Armored's
two-year stay at Hood and have
Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
completed the formation.
Thursday afternoon General
Clark told a. massed formation
of the 1st Armored that "at the
present we are in a peace of
fensive" and asked that it not
interfere with their intensive
"Regardless of what happens"
he emphasized "we have a job
to do. If peace comcs it is be
cause we have kept our country
strong. And we can only keep the
peace by being strong. Goodbye
good luck and God bless you."
Earlier General Clarke turned
the Division coolrs to General
Doan signifying the change of
General Kastner introduced Gen-
(See FAREWELL page 7)
been instrumental in the Division's
intensive training program..
Colonel King came to the 1st
Armored in May 1952 to assume
command of CC "A" after serving
on. the Army Field Forces Board
at Fort Knox Kv. Lieutenant Col
onel Davis a five-letter man in
hockey and baseball at West
Point joined the Division early in
1951 and has been Chief of Staff
and commander of Reserve Com
Gen. Clarke Gives
At Div. Ceremony
Brig. Gen. L. L. Doan former assistant Division commander has
been named acting commanding general of Fort Hood and the 1st
Armored Div. to succeed Maj. Gen. Bruce C. Clarke who.is taking over
as commanding general of I Corps in Korea.
General Clarke formally turned
the command over to General
Doan in ceremonies last Thursday
after he had bid the men of the
1st Armored farewell at a Divi
General Clarke had commanded
the 1st Armored and Fort Hood
for over two years.
Brig. Gen. L. L. Doan has
been a member of the 1st
Armored Div. since October
9 1951 when as a colonel he
was named assistant Division
commander. In March of 1952
he was promoted to his pre
The year prior to his local as
signment was spent as a member
of the Executive Office in the Of
fice of the Secretary of Defense.
Born in Los Angeles November
17 1905 General Doan began his
military career in 1923 when ap
pointed to the U. S. Military Aca
demy. He graduated in 1927 and
was commissioned a second lieu
tenant in the Cavalry.
His first assignment was to the
1st Cavalry Div. followed by a
two-year stint at the Cavalry
School. Then came tours with the
4th and 10th Cavalry and a four-
year assignment as Professor of
Military Science and Tactics at
the Western Military Academy
In October 1941 General
Doan joined the 3rd Armored
Division at Camp Polk La.
and remained with that organi
zation throughout its famed
World War II European cam
paigns serving successfully as
battalion comander regimen
tal executive officer regimen
tal commander and combat
General Doan's 32nd Armored
Regiment became almost legen
dary because of the swath it cut
(See GEN. DOAN page 7)
Hosts 100 Kids
On Easter Day
(NFH-PIO) "A-huntin' we will
go" was the shout o^ over 100 or
phan kids as they arrived at the
North Fort Hood Service Club
Easter Sunday for a day of fun
This was the second time that
the Service Club played host to
the youngsters from the State
Home at Waco on Easter.
With faces full of smiles the
kids boarded buses at the Home
and were transported to the Serv
ice CJub at North Fort. As soon
as they dismounted from the buses
they were led into the'club and the
big Easter egg hunt was announc
Soldiers of Reserve Command
joined in the fun by helping the
kids after they had discovered
an egg out of their reach. Imme
diately after the egg hunt the
kids were brought inside where
they presented a talent show of
their own. There were songs
dances and recitations.
One of the highlights of the aft
ernoon was a puppet show present
ed by Miss W. L. King one of the
club's hostesses. The kids were
both dazzled and delighted by the
Featured also in the day's activi
ties was the club's TV set. This
was something new for most of the
youngsters for they have no set
at the home.
After all the fun and activities
their childish tastes for sweets
were rewarded with cake and
giant heaps of ice cream.
The afternoon was supervised by
the Post Special Services &nd
transportation was furnished by
the Post Motor Pool.
To 1 To 4 Years
By General Courts
Sentences ranging from one to
four years were handed out to
Fort Hood soldiers for offenses in
actions on courts martial last
Pvt. Rodolfo Hernandez 4005th
ASU was sentenced to four years
confinement total forfeitures and
dishonorable discharge on charges
of larceny and desertion.
Pvt. William J. Perkins Co. A
4th MTB was sentenced to one
year confinement total forfeitures
and dishonorable discharge after
being found guilty of desertion.
A conviction on charges of de
sertion resulted in the sentencing
of Pvt. Martin S. Pope 4005th
ASU to two years confinement
total forfeitures and dishonorable
The prisoners will be transfer
red to the Camp Gordon Rehabili
tation Training Center or the Dis
ciplinary Barracks' Camp Gor
Winds Up Tour
Of Fort Hood
After a 36-hour inspection tour
of Fort Hood members of an Arrny
Advisory group from Arkansas and
Louisiana were scheduled to leave
for their homes this morning.
Major General Hayden Boatner
Deputy Commander Fourth Army
arrived by plane at 7:30 a. m. to
day at Fort Hood in connection
with the visit of the Army Ad
visory Committee Chairmen.
The visitors spent Tuesday night
and Wednesday inspecting the
training and facilities at Fort
The advisors landed in 2 C-47s
and were met by Col. R. P. Mabie
deputy chief of staff for operations
Fourth Army and Fort Hood and
1st Armored Division officials.
Tuesday night they watched
troops undergoing training under
fire on the infiltration courses.
Highlights of their visit included
a tour of North Fort Hood and in
spection of replacement training
facilities there and at South Fort
They also visited the Fort Hood
Non-Commissioned Officers' Aca
demy and watched the students
The group inspected the new
permanent barracks and the Sepa
They were scheduled to leave
Fort Hood at 8:15 a. m. Thursday.
The following members of the
Arkansas-Louisiana Army Advisory
Committee Chairmen made the in
Honorable deLesseps S. Morrison
civilian aide to Secretary of the
Army from Louisiana and Mayor
of New Orleans Mr. Bill Head-
stream alternate chairman Bates-
Villec Ark. Mr. W. P. Pryor
chairman Blytheville Ark. Cap
tain Sam D. Crawford (USNG) El
Dorado Ark. Alternate chairman
Mrs. George McKinney alternate
chairman Fayetteville Ark. Mr.
J. C. Gibson alternate chairman
Fort Smith Ark. Honorable J. T.
Hornor chairman (and mayor of)
Helena Ark. Captain George H.
Brenner alternate chairman. Hot
Springs Ark. Mr. Randel W.
Gwyn alternate chairman Jones-
boro Ark. Lt. Col. William S.
Allen. Little Rock Ark. chairman
Mr. Q. C. Shores chairman Pine
Bluff Ark. Mr. James M. Mc-
Lemore alternate chairman Alex
andria La. Col. J. Lester White
(ret) chairman Baton Rouge. La.
Mr. Hugh Cutrer chairman Boga-
lusa La. Brig. General George
Trousdale (USNG) alternate chair
man Monroe La. Col. Edwin H.
Moore chairman New Iberia La.
and Mrs. Daisye Todd alternate
chairman. New Orleans and presi
dent of Business and Professional
To Aid Summer
Due to the uncertainty of inter
national affairs employers having
employees who are members of the
US Army Reserve and the Na
tional Guard are being urged by
the Army to permit them to par
ticipate in the annual 15-day sum
mer training programs from May
In recent years reserve units
have had a high percentage of at
tendance through the cooperation
of business and industrial employ
ers. In some instances vacations
have been granted with pay in ad
dition to regular vacations or em
ployers have made up the dif
ference between military and civil
ian pay while the employees were
Employers are realizing say
Army officials that employees
who are members of the US Army
Reserve or National Guard have
assumed certain obligations to par
ticipate in the summer field train
ing and that they are contributing
immeasurably to national security.
In the Fourth Army area 30000
National Guardsmen and 11000 Re
servists will receive field training
from May 31 to August 30 with the
various units utilizing different 15-
Thousands of combat veterans
of World War II and the Korean
War will take part in the manda
tory training under the over-all
supervision of Gen. John R. Hodge
Chief of Army Field Forces.
Field training periods will be
for 15 days including travel time.
Since last year's encampment the
Army has liberalized its policy
regarding individual travel to and
from the camp sites when travel
by unit is directed.
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