The Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 9, 1953 Page: 4 of 31
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The first rays of early dawn were beginning to streak across the
lifeless grey sky silhouetting the ugly prison with its high walls and flat
towers. There was a dim light burning in the lower left wing of the build
ing. A light which now and then became even dimmer for a few seconds
at a time and then brightened.
The state executioner was giving the ugly low-slung wooden chair
its final dress rehearsal for the tragic performance that awaited the tall
skinny young man who slumped on his cot in cell Number One. When'
ever the switch clicked there was the pulsating hum and the odor of
heatd copper filled the room and wit it the hushed silence that accomp
anies the expectancy of death hung heavy as a dense fog over the entire
Then slowly the door of cell Number One swung open. The
tall young man accompanied by the prison chaplain began the
slow agonized walk toward the chamber of death. It was a walk
which many others had taken and from which none of them had
It was a rather weird procession—the chaplain with his clerical
garb the prisoner dressed in old prison clothing his pants leg slit at
the side his head shaved clean. Slowly they made their way to the
dimly lighted room at the end of the corridor.
As the slow march came to an end the prisoner was strapped to
the chair and then asked whether he had any last words to speak. The
witnesses who had gathered there to give legal confirmation to the exe
cution nervously awaited his reply. And the the prisoner spoke very
quietly his voice scarcely heard by those who listened for each word
"I wish that I had never been born" he said. A few moments later he
was blated into eternity.
The newspapers featured the story. The events of the skinny
young man's life wer traced from his early years. The wisdom of
his last statement was pointed out showing how whenever his path
had crossed that of someone else a tragedy had resulted.
At the age of eight he had been sent home from school for striking
a teacher who had attempted to discipline him. At ten he was caught in
stealing from a hardware store although the owner had not pressed
charges becaus of his age.
Several years later he was sent to reform school for an armed rob
bery. From that point on his career in crime took on enormous propor
tions until he killed the husband of a woman with whom he had run
The newspaper pointed out that every now and then a life is lived
which is completely wasted. It would have been far better had that per
son never been born. As a result of such wasted lives more misery than
happiness is caused. Had they never been born so said the newspaper
had they never appeared upon the world scene the world would be a
far better place in which to live.
Is there a life lived that is completely wasted? Was there ever
a life so despised* and foul that no good could be found in it?
Each individual has som effect upon the world either good or bad.
Had we never been born the world would be a much different place.
The friends we know would be a little different—the town in which
we livd the homes from which we come even the unit in which we
serve would be different had we never been born.
Lives have been wasted where men hav known the best and have
failed to do it. The young skinny man in cell Number One who had
wished he had never been born wasted a life because he failed to live
up to the best he knew. Centuries ago yet rememberd now as though it
happened but yesterday a young carpenter was executed as a common
criminal on a cross but his life had not been wasted. He lived up to the
best he knew of God and a religion rooted itself on that ugly hill which
was the place of his execution. He came that now no life need be wasted
but that touched by the warmth of his presence each day is an invest
ment in an eternal plan.
Death Is Permanent-Drive Carefully
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is in the bank—easy to get when you
need it safe when you don't. OPEN
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day you move to town. All accounts
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Banking Facilities on Post
Serving Fort Hood and Killeen
Many men are leaving for dis
charge and civilian life. Among
those who have already left are:
PFC Boyd and Corporals Boden
Skibstead Hughes Jongquist
Kempton Randolph and Rucker.
The struggle between man and
nature ensued in the company
area last week. Picks shovels
rakes and trucks were used to
put a new coating of top soil on
the company area which is hoped
to produce a fine growth of grass
during the summer.
Privates Blaylock and Couie left
to attend the Auto Mechanics'
Course at Camp Chaffee Ark.
Master Sergeant Benoit and
Private Cabral have been admit
ted to the hospital.
The battalion baseball team un
der the managership of Lieuten
ant Howard has been running
through some practice sessions in
preparation for the season.
Co. A lost the first two of 22
men getting out in April. They
are Cpl. Maurice J. Detrizio and
Cpl. Peter W. Capritti.
Cpl. Thee Thomas is going to
Corporal Montgomery who has
served for two years company
clerk is leaving for civilian life.
Leaving for the 4005th Sep. Point
are Sgt. Ronald Nichols and PFC
Our battalion rifle won its first
match with the two top scorers
Lt. Charles W. Tate H&S Co. and
Lt. Charles P. Frinks our CO and
the Rifle team manager.
PFC Frank Tielbur has returned
from a short stay in Lampasas.
Lutjeharms Okimoto and L.
Smith all received their promo
tions to sergeant.
Lt. John Nanninga recently re
assigned to Charlie Co. was
formerly with us last summer.
Lieutenant Derbes left for tour
of duty in Europe and Lieutenant
Keenen left for flight school in
In the sports department Co.
defeated Co. in a recent volley
Exercise "Long Horn" roared in
to its second phase as the four
main participating divisions and
Air arms tore into each other in
simulated battles. The huge man
euvers first phase saw the power
ful Aggressor Army push the out
numbered U.S. Force back several
A 1st AD platoon claimed it cap
tured Maj. Gen. D. W. Canham
CG of the Aggressor 82nd Airborne
Division when his jeep came upon
the platoon's road block.
The office of TRACKS AND
HALF TRACKS (now the Armored
Sentinel) announced that the post
newspaper received the Armed
Forces Press Service "Pat-On-
The-Back" Award as the outstand
ing civilian enterprise newspaper
for the month of February 1952.
Famed Texan hospitality is the
order of the day as Aggressor
troops encounter local ranchers
during ^xercise "Long Horn."
A new type of warfare in the
form of two female disc jockeys
joined the fighting in Exercise
"Long Horn." Lorelei the Velvet
Voice of the Aggressor and Laura
with her Lonesome Gal routine
kept things hot in the battle of the
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Electric Boxes Hot Water Heaters
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WACO TEX. PH. 4-4241
(By Armed Forces Press Service)
The Union of South Africa has
given the Air Force a check for
five million dollars to pay for
planes and supplies that it has re
ceived for use in Korea. The South
African government has furnished
an air squadron since November
1950. It has been used in missions
of interdiction and frontline close
support. Previous payments
amounting to over nine million dol-
ROGER M. KYES
Deputy Secretary of Defense
Roger M. Kyes has been active
in manufacturing since 1928. Grad
uated cum laude from Harvard
that year the new Deputy Secre
tary of Defense put in his first
stint as assistant to the president
at the Glenn L. Martin Corp.
Mr. Keyes was born in East
Palestine Ohio Mar. 6 1906. He
attended Culver Military Academy
and Rayen School at Youngstown
Ohio before entering Harvard.
In 1941 Mr. Kyes joined the
Corp. (later Harry Ferguson Inc.)
as executive vice president and
general manager and became
president two years later.
After a trip through the Orient
in 1948 he joined the General
Motors Corp. He was executive in
charge of its procurement and
schedules staff until his appoint
ment to the GMC Truck and Coach
Division in 1949 as assistant gen
In 1950 Mr. Kyes was named
general manager and a few days
later was voted a vice president of
He was sworn into office as De
puty Secretary of Defense on Feb.
THE ARMORED SENTINEL
General Clarke Lauded
HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY
Fort Sam Houston Texas
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT is awarded to
MAJOR GENERAL BRUCE C. CLARKE 016068 USA
for exceptionally outstanding service as Commanding General of the
1st Armored Division and of the post of Fort Hood Texas from 7
March 1951 to 2 April 1953. Assuming command of the division with
its activation on March 1951 he directed with exceptional skill re
sourcefulness and decision the organization and subsequent training
of the command. Under his forceful prudent and intelligent direc
tion the division achieved notable success in the accomplishment of
its training mission which included during the latter period of his
tenure of command the operation of a large-scale replacement train
ing center. Through his peronal interest and concern the Army Re
serve and National Guard divisions which received their annual sum
mer training at Fort Hood were accorded the maximum in logictical
and technical support by his command. During the conduct of Exer
cise LONG HORN when the 1st Armored Division was operating with
the U. S. Forces he. maneuvered the division with superb tactical
skill recognizing and exploiting every opportunity for advantage. His
division was cited by the Maneuver Director for its notable display
of "fierceness and aggressiveness." An able and compeling speaker
Major General Clarke gave generously of his time and energy
throughout his assignment and address civic gatherings on topics
pertinent to the National Defense. His keen perception of training
principles led him to establish an NCO Academy where effective
training is being administered to potential NCO's for the division
thus eliminating the expense of sending trainees to other service
schools. By his consummate professional ability his outstanding
leadership and his devotion to duty he contributed immeasurably
to the success of the Fourth Army's mission.
This 2d day of April 1953
JOHN E. DAHLQUIST
lars have already been made by
Under the provisions of Army
SR 615-120-22 continental army
commanders are authorized to en
list or re-enlist qualified men for
duty as guards and guard super
visors at U.S. Disciplinary Bar
racks. Terms of enlistments are
for three-to-six years or for an
unspecified period of time for Reg
ular Army personnel as Regular
The Selective Service System
has been asked to provide 400
physicians and 195 dentists for the
month of May. The Army will re
ceive 200 doctors and 150 dentists
with the remainder going to the
The Navy has announced that
two of its sky giants the R6V
Lockheel Constitutions have been
withdrawn from service. The dif
ficulties of maintaining a spare
parts program and special main
tenance equipment for only two
aircraft of any large type made
it economically impracticable to
operate them any longer.
Frostbite has been designated by
the Army in AR 35-1270 as an
injury incurred in action. Hospit
alization because of frostbite if
suffered in action in Korea will
make the injured soldier eligible
for combat pay for three calendar
months following the month in
which the injury occurs.
A farmer bought a parrot for
$10 and asked the auctioneer if
the bird talked. "You should know
he's been bidding against you for
1006 4th St. Killeen
AT OUR CURRENT
YOUR SAVINGS EARN
WITH INSURED SAFETY
KILLEEN SAVINGS and
311 North 8th St.
Sergeant Welch Corporals Stin
nett Coon Livi Anderson Flynn
Wojciechowski and Private Harris
are awaiting separation.
Recent promotions to sergeant
were Shelton Brown Mitchell
Bennett and Butterfield. To cor
poral were Mcintosh Spaeth Mil
ler and Zeiler.
Sergeant Mitchell is attending
the Leadership course at the NCO
We have almost completed the
remodeling of our day room. Cor
porals Mills and Bauer the bat
talion carpenters are doing a fine
Joining the battery recently were
Lt. Joseph L. Labrecque Lt. Cam
eron Thompson sgt. R. A. Session
and Pvt. Charlie Brown.
Lt. Burgo D. Gill Jr. has been
transferred to Serv. Bat.
Remigio S. Garcia has been pro
moted to private first class.
Cpl. Raymond T. Wood has re
turned from the NCO Academy
We welcome PFC Griffin and
Corporal Bojalad and Private
Morris have returned from the
Sergeant Dermus was promoted
to SFC and Thompson was pro
moted to sergeant.
To be discharged this month are:
Corporals Gray Viemanski Souza
Gilligan Diguere Sergeant Thomp
son and PFC Griffin.
Private Tomblin is to be dis
charged this week.
We bid farewell' to Cpl. Albert
Chick and PFC Rudiofo Partida.
They have been discharged.
We are also losing four other
men due to discharge this month.
They are Cpls. Albert Wolff John
R. White and Harry Edwards. The
other is PFC Rick Cawley.
William Fox has been promoted
PFC Robert Phelps is leaving us.
Pvt. William Farrell who was
working in the mess hall is now
Pvt. Gene Stephens has returned
from the NCO Academy. He at
tended the Leadership Course.
Pvt. Freddie Wilcox has returned
from an emergency furlough.
We welcome Pvt. George Dilley.
Pvt. Charles Landrum has re
turned from the hospital and M/Sgt
Clifford Waddy is expected back
from the hospital soon.
Lt. Roy Hill is attending a course
in Chemical Defense at the Fourth
Army CBR School Fort Sam Hous
Thomas Sullenberger Donald
Brown and Chester Whitefield were
recently promoted to sergeant.
Pvt. Robert Helm who has been
in the Fort Hood hospital was re
cently transferred to Brooke Army
hospital Fort Sam Houston for
Pvts Doyle Reed and Herman
Smith has returned from the hos
pital and Pvt. L. B. Dukes was
recently admitted to the hospital.
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Thursday April 9 1953 fc
Hospital Chapel Ward C-5 Mass Sun. 8:00 a.m.
50th Street Chapel Mass Sun. 9:00 a.m.
Daily Mass Tues. thru Sat. 7:15 a.m.
Confessions Sat. 7:00 p.m.
37th Street West Chapel Mass Sun. 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Confessions Sat. 3:00 p.m.
Baptisms Sat. 5:00 p.m.
Convert Class Mon. 6:00 p.m.
Lenten Devotions Fri. 7:30 p.m.
Novena Tues. 7:30 p.m.
162nd Street Chapel Mass Sun. 11:00 a.m.
Confessions Fri. 7:00 p.m.
Theater North Fort Hood Sun. 11:00 a.m.
North Fort Hood Main Chapel Mass Sun. 11:00 a.m.
Confessions Sat. 7:00 p.m.
Hospital Chapel (Ward C-5) Protestant Worship Sat. 10:00 a. m.
Battalion Avenue East Chapel Protestant Worship .. Sun. 11:00 a. m.
Sunday School Building 410 Sun. 9:45 a. m.
Bible Class Tues. 7:00 p. m.
52nd Street Chapel Lutheran Service w/Communion. .Sun. 8:00 a. m.
Protestant Worship Sun. 11:00 a. m.
Vespers Sun. 6:00 p. m.
Hood Village Chapel Sunday School Sun. 10:00 a. m.
Protestant Worship Sun. 10 & 11:00 a. m.
Battalion Ave. West Chapel Protestant Worship Sun. 11:00 a.m.
37th Street East Chapel Christian Science Service... .Sun. 11:00 a. m.
Battalion Ave. West Chapel Protestant Worship Sun. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School Sun. 10:00 a.m.
Vespers Sun. 6:00 p. m.
50th Street Chapel. Jewish Service Fri. 8:00 p.m.
North Fort Hood Main Chapel Worship Sun. 9 & 10:00 a. m.
Vespers Sun. 6:00 p. m.
52nd Street Chapel Jewish Service Fri. 8:00 p. m.
Bible Study Tues. 7:30 p. m.
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