Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 16, 1953 Page: 1 of 8
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(PIO)—Brig. Gen. L. L. Doan
acting commanding general of Fort
Hood and the 1st Armored Div.
and Col. Edward G. Farrand as
sistant division commander have
been nominated by President Eisen
hower for promotion to temporary
major general and brigadier gen
Action by the Senate on the
nomination is expected in the near
Vol. 1 No. 15
In a message Tuesday to General
Doan Maj. Gen. William E. Ber- BRIG. GEN. L. L. DOAN
Brig. Gen. Kastner
Transfers To Tokyo
Will Depart May 4
(PIO)—Brigadier General Alfred E. Kastner special assistant to
the commanding general of Fort Hood and the 1st Armored Div. has
been ordered to United States Army Forces Far East (USAFFE) Tokyo
Presently on leave General Kastner will depart from Fort Hood
about May 4. A farewell party will be held for him on Maj 2.
General Kastner may be best
remembered as the commanding
general of Division Artillery of the
1st Armored. He assumed com
mand of Divarty on August 15
1951 a few months after the 1st
Armored was reactivated.
Under his command. Division
Artillery developed from a shaky
new outfit into smooth-functioning
artillery battalions which captured
the highest number of "superiors"
of any Division major command
during the Division training in
spections last September.
A graduate of the United
States Military Academy Class
of '22 General Kastner com-
BRIG. GEN. A. E. KASTNER
manded Division Artillery of
the 13th Armored Division in
1944. In that same year he also
served as an observer for
Army Ground Forces with the
96th Infantry Division in the
His decorations include the Leg-
Ion of Merit Silver Star Bronze
Star Army Commendation Ribbon
with Oak Leaf Cluster and the
Distinguished Service Medal
Temple civic leaders including
the Honoroable Roy Strasburger
Mayor of Temple and Fort Hood
military leaders headed by Gen
eral L. L. Doan paid tribute Satur
day to the staff and volunteers of
the Temple USO 117 S. 5th St. on
the organization's second anniver
Other highlights of the anniver
sary celebration were an open
house which preceded the "birth
day party" and a formal dance
later in the evening.
Introducing the speakers and
entertainers for the program was
Mr. George F. Peck Jr. president
of the USO Operating Committee.
After a group singing of "God
Bless America" the invocation
was said by Chaplain F. W. Shiery
Presenting greetings to the USO
as representative of various local
organizations were: Mr. W. Ham
mond Moore Chamber .of Com
merce Rev. Harrell Rea Temple
Pastor's Association and Kiwanis
Club Mr. Marvin Wheat Optimist
Club Mrs. C. Afton Schulz Federa
tion of Women's Clubs and-W. W.
Wendland Post 133 American
General Doan Col. Robert L.
Thompson Jr. Post director of
personnel and Captain Max E.
Sosna Post Special Services of
ficer represented Fort Hood.
Musical entertainment for the af
fair was provided by Mrs. Albert
Harper Mrs. J. B. Daniel Sr.
M-Sgt. Frank Hardin 4005th ASU
Mrs. Fred Bigelow Miss Karen
Bigelow Miss Pamela Berry and
Mrs. Robert Marshall.
During the ceremony Mr. George
E. Eden USO Director presented
service pins to volunteers.
1000 Scouts Camp
At North Fort Hood
(NFH-PIO)—One of the largest church services ever held at North
Fort Hood brought to a climax a weekend of activity for more than 1
000 Boy Scouts. Explorer Scouts and Sea Scouts.
Both Protestant and Catholic services were conducted for the
young scouts who came from all over Central Texas to participate in
the three-day bivouac which began last Friday.
The weather proved a factor in
the actual bivouacing portion of
the weekend. Cold cutting wind
and rain caught the Scouts in the
field early Sunday morning and
sent them scurrying back to more
permanent: quarters on Post at
Saturday morning they went
to the field where they saw
tanks anti-aircraft units small
arris and helicopters. Probab
ly the two most popular exhibits
were the tanks and helicopters.
Friday night General Doan
chairman of the campaign and
activities committee of the Heart
O' Texas Boy Scout Council
welcomed the young scouts.
He was joined in his welcome by
Col. T. T. King commanding of
ficer of Reserve Command. Lt.
Col. Cecil E. Roberts headed the
group of officers and enlisted men
from North Fort Hood who assist-
I ed scout leaders and advisors
during the weekend.
Also Friday night General
Doan presented a plaque to
Cpl. Tommy Downs Hq. 1st
Armored Division an Eagle
Scout who has done much work
with Fort Hood Troop 111 while
with the Division.
Earlier Friday night the scouts
gathered in the North Fort thea
ter and watched motion pictures
about first aid and may reading
filmed by the Army.
After the motion pictures
General Doan read a letter from
Maj. Gen. Bruce C. Clarke
who had taken a lively interest in
scouting while at Fort Hood ex
pressed regrets that he could not
be on hand for the scout gather
Later the scouts adjourned to
the bonfire where they heard fur
ther from General Doan and Col
onel King sang songs watched
two Indian dances by fellow
scouts listened to Archie Har
rison who has cooked for the
scouts 19 years sang taps.
gin The Adjutant General said
the "President has submitted to the
Senate nomination for your ap
pointment as temporary major
A similar message to Colonel
Farrand also received Tuesday
disclosed the nomination for his
promotion to brigadier general.
General Doan assumed com
mand of the 1st Armored Div.
two weeks ago succeeding Maj.
Gen. Bruce C. Clarke who was
transferred to command the U.
S. Eighth Army's I Corps in Ko- COL. EDWARD G. FARRAND
Many 100 Percent Units
The 1953 Red Cross Drivet at
Fort Hood ended Mo-nd&y with a
grand total oft $16415.71 for 1st
Armored Post and civilian units.
With many units collecting 100
percent donations the Hood cam
paign topped last year's total of
more than $14000 and doubled the
1951 fund of approximately $8000.
Col. James L. Beynon has been
chairman for the drive at Hood
The list of unit donations fol
Hq. 1st Armored Division Hq
1st Armd Div 100% Hq Co 1st
Armd Div $126. 100% 16th Armd
Eng Bn 100% $521.65 81st Recon
Bn 100% $339.15 141st Armd Sig
$104.50 501st MP Co 100% $136.00
501st CIC Det 100% $25.00.
Hq Combat Command "A"
Hq & Hq Co CC "A" 100% $121.14
13th MTB 100% $47.75 25th AIB
100% $40.00 100th HTB 100% $63.00
701st AIB 100% $56.00 17th Armd
Cav Gp Hq & Hq 100% $11.00
317th Tank Bn 100% $28.00 509th
Tank Bn 100% $47.00.
Hq Combat Command "B"
Hq & Hq Co CC "B" $269.17 4th
MTB 100% $1281.10 73rd AFA Bn
100% $861.40 634th AIB 100% $1-
314.80 702d AIB 100% $1188.75
1st MTB (Med. 100%) $875.90.
Hq Reserve Command Hq &
Hq Co Res Com 100% $323.97 1st
Trng Bn 100% $911.20 2nd Trng Bn
100% $347.40 3rd Trng Bn 100%
$1135.72 4th Trng Bn 100% $1-
Hq Division Artillery 2d AAA
(AW) Bn 100% $439.75 27th FA Bn
100% $43.00 68th FA Bn 100%
$43.00 91st FA Bn $18.50 Hq Btry
& Med Gp 100% $37.00.
Hq Division Trains Hq & Hq
Co Div Trns 100% $31.00 1st QM
Dads' Club Plans
(PIO)—The Fort Hood Dad's
Club began plans this week for the
third season of Camp Moonraker
popular vacation spot for sons and
daughters of military and civilian
Application forms are to go
out this week to determine the
approximate attendance for
Boy's camp is slated to open May
31 and will close June 13. The girls
will then take over for a one-week
period beginning June 17. However
girls below the fourth grade will
be permitted to attend only the
first four days of the camping ses
Any boy or girl between the
ages of eight and 16 whose par
ent is assigned to Fort Hood or
the 1st AD is overseas or is a
civilian employed and living on
the Post is eligible to attend.
As in previous years emphasis
will be put on outdoor activities
such as organized athletics hiking
swimming and campfire councils.
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Eisenhower Picks 1st AD Chiefs For Stars
OBSERVING THE second anniversary of the Temple USO Saturday were (1. to r.) Mr. George F.
Peck president USO Operating Committee General L. L. Doan Honorable Roy Strasburger mayor
of Temple Chaplain Floyd W. Shiery Post chaplain Mr. George E. Eden club director.
Red Cross Campaign Ends
With Total Of $16415.71
Bn 100% $348.50 47th Armd Med
Bn 100% .$95.50 123d AOMB 100%
$332.61 501st Repl Co. lt)0% $44.80
1st AD Band 100% $44.00 336th QM
Bn 100% $15.00 3632d Ord Maint
Co. 100% $91.40.
Post Units 4005th ASU Sta
Comp $53.50 4005th ASU Enl. Det
$75.57 4005th ASU Sta Hosp $461.23
4005th ASU WAC Det $90.00 43d
MP CI Det 100% $17.00 Eet A
412st ASU Fd Svc $32.05 3d Army
Postal Unit $6.00 87th Ord Hv
Maint Co $45.60 No Hood 100%
47th Exp Ord Disp Squad $4.00:
rea. He has held the rank of
temporary brigadier general
since Mar. 9 1952.
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
FORT HOOD TEXAS THURSDAY APRIL 16 1953
661st Exp Ord Control Det $4.00
61st Ord Group 100% $25.00 NCO
Academy 100% $101.50
Civilian Personnel Post Hqs
Section $41.75 Civilian Personnel
Section 100% $23.00 Comptroller
Section $25.50 Engineer Section
$468.14 Ordnance Section $209.40
Quartermaster Section $139.00
Laundry Section $42.50 Transpor
tation Section $35.00 Signal Sec
tion $51.35 U. S. Army Hospital
$24.00 Post Exchange $87.25 Kil-
leen Base $606.05 American Red
Cross $159.50 Gray AFB $354.00.
HEADQUARTERS FORT HOOD
Office of the Commanding General
15 April 1953
TO: All Personnel of Fort Hood
1. In am deeply grateful at your response to the call of the 1953
American Red Cross Fund Campaign. Your contributions have es
tablished a mark of which we may all well be proud.
2. The total of $16415.71 to date has far exceeded expectations.
It is a reflection on the fine spirit existing among military and civilian
personnel at Fort Hood.
3. Much credit for the success attained must go to Colonel James
L. Beynon Chairman of the drive whose leadership and efforts were
a contributing factor to the interest shown by all. Please accept my
Party At Hospital
(PIO)—Fort Hood's five mem
bers of the Women's Medical
Specialist Corps will have a party
this afternoon honoring the sixth
anniversary of the Corps' founding.
The get-together is scheduled for
2:30 p. m. at the station hospital
with General Doan Col. R. M.
Neal Deputy Post Commander
and Capt. Lallah Stivers WAC Det.
commander as special guests.
The WMSC a component of the
Army Medical Service is divided
into three sections—dietitian physi
cal therapist and occupational
therapist. However only the first
two are represented at Hood.
Maj. Donna S. Lowe and Lts.
Iris J. Cox and Gertrude P.
Mooney are dietitians and
Capt. Gertrude L. Shaffer and
Lt. Mary P. Harrington are
In addition 10 dietetic internes
from Brooke Army Medical Center
spent three weeks here undergoing
training. The course consists of two
weeks of food service and one of
"Army dietitians" explains
Major Lowe "are responsible for
food service in Army hospitals
everywhere. Through specialized
training they contribute much to
morale of hospitalized soldiers
through adequate meals well-pre
pared and attractively served."
"Physical therapists do work
which complements that of the
L. L. DOAN
Brigadier General USA
WMSC Marks Sixth
surgeon and specialist. Their
skills are vital to successful
recovery of patients with condi
tions such as burns arthritis
poliomyelitis and spinal in
Although Hood has none there
are 43 occupational therapists in
Fourth Army who direct patients
in creative and manual activities
such as weaving ceramics and
Several birthday messages al
ready have been received by WM
SC members here Major Lowe
Congratulations from Maj. Gen.
George E. Armstrong the Surgeon
General and Maj. Gen. John E.
Dahlquist Fourth Army comman
der will be conveyed to all mem
bers of the Corps.
General Doan also extended best
wishes to the five Corps membeis
assigned to Hood. In his message
of appreciation General Doan said
theirs is a real contribution
to the splendid medical service be
ing rendered at this station."
5:30 p.m. Daily
Retreat will be held at 5 30
p. m. daily continuing through
the summer months it was an
nounced in 1st AD Daily Bul
letin No. 69 dated April 10.
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
Special Services' Tune-Up
Special Services' spring tune-
up of sports and other recreation
al facilities on the Post swings in
to high-gear this week with the dis
closure of the opening of swim
ming pools on May 2.
All the pools have been reno
vated for the coming swimming
season and a number of improve
ment projects have been given
final approval by Fourth Army
Capt. Max E. Sosna Post Special
Services officer said.
The interior of Theater No. 3
will be painted and the lobbies of
Theaters No. 2 and 3 will be reno
vated. Expansion-type bleachers
with a seating capacity of 2000
will be installed in Sports Arena
No. 1 and the entire building will
A. contract has been let for the
work in Theater. No. 3 and work
is scheduled to start May 1.
.Wood paneled walls asphalt tile
Does USAFI Know About This?
What may well be termed the
most unique school in the Army to
day is the Obedience School for
Dogs sponsored by Post Special
Services every Wednesday from
7:30 p.m. 'til 9:30 p.m. at Field
House No. 3 in Hood Village.
Under the direction of Captain
and Mrs. William T. Price the
school is training about 15 dogs
to date. Facilities are available
for twice that number according
to Captain Price.
Captain Price a doctor at the
Post hospital is fast to add that
the course does not teach the dogs
tricks but instead trains them to
be helpful and obedient compan
ions—both to owners and their
The training a dog goes through
after entering the school is broken
down into three stages: companion
dog companion dog excellent and
The first step is companion
dog. The dog learns to "heel"
and "sit and stay" while going
battalion commander regimen
tal executive officer regimen
a a a a
Colonel Farrand has been at
Fort Hood since Jan. 9 1952 serv
ing as commanding officer of the
Division's CC "B" until assuming
the post of assistant division com
A graduate of the U. S. Military
Academy in 1927 Colonel Farrand
was originally commissioned in
the Field Artillery but was trans
Swimming Starts May 2
Theaters Sports Arena
Slated For Improvements
floors and a new concession
stand will be installed. The
renovation should be completed
by May 20.
During the remodeling period
of Theater No. 3 No. 2 will be
reopened so that movie patrons
will continue to have the serv
ices of two theaters at South Fort
Hood. Air-conditioning work on
Theater No. 2 will be started some
time this summer.
The new bleachers to be install
ed in the Sports Arena are of the
fold-away type and can be moved
against the wall when not needed.
These renovations Captain
Sosna pointed out are in line
with Special Services' constant ef
fort to supply Fort Hood person
nel with the best in recreational
facilities. He said that the recent
improvements done on the Roller
Rink had boosted patronage there
by a good percentage.
LEARNING TO ACT AS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN is an important step for canine students at
the Obedience School for dogs which is held every Wednesday night at Field House No. 3 under the
direction of Captain and Mrs. William T. Price. Owners act as instructors and seem to' have taught
their pets one of the basic lessons "Sit and Stay" very well. They are: (left to right) Mrs. Paul
Steckla with Pablo Miss Joan McCarthy with Taffy Mrs. John Crow with Hilda Mrs. George 4oo-
buck with Dusty and Mrs. Rockwell A. Davis with Rojo. (Photo by Mait.)
Pooch9s Taught Manners
At New Obedience School
through this process. After this
routine is completed the dog is
put through a series of tests.
If he successfully completes
the rigid tests his education
gets tougher. He will then be
taught to "lie down and stay"
"jump" and "recall" and go
through much harder routines
that will be beneficial to him.
The course is patterned after
that of the American Kennel Club
but is unlike that of the AKC in
that it is not necessary for a dog
to be a registered thoroughbred.
All that is required is that a dog
be eight months or older be in-
niculated for rabies and be inspect
ed by a veterinarian.
Captain Price explains an inci
dent where the training of his own
dog a two and a half year old
collie named Val saved the docs
Val was about to cross a street
in the path of an oncoming truck.
Mrs. Price saw this and immediate
ly shouted to Val to "stay." The
ferred to Armor in 1950. During
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.
Action by the senate is required
on all promotions to general officer
in the Army. Action upon the pro
motions of General Doan and
Colonel Farrand is expected in the
The Roller Rink now boasts a
"refreshment room" and a bal
cony which seats about 20 specta
The captain said that all the
swimming pools on the post have
been put in tip-top condition for
the summer season.
The pools which will officially
open on May 2 will operate on the
Pool No. 1 at Hood Road and
Headquarters Ave. behind the
Sports Arena is for married
enlisted personnel their depend
ents and civilians residing on
the Post. The pool has a capac
ity of 400 persons and will be
open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and
Monday through Friday and 12
Pools No. 3 and 4 located at
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collie froze in his tracks on com
mand the truck sped by and what
may have resulted in an unfor
tunate accident was prevented.
Captain and Mrs. Price in
stituted the school at Fort Hood
because they saw how invalu
able their dog's training had
been at the Delaware Valley
Shepherd Dog Club in Pennsy
lvania. Val responded so well
to the training that Captain
and Mrs. Price decided to pass
along to others what they had
The course will continue as long
as Fort Hood dog lovers are in
terested says Captain Price.
Currently leading his canine-class
is an eight-year-old dashhund nam
ed Rojo owned by Major and Mrs.
Rockwell A. Davis. After less than
an hour of training Rojo respond
ed so well th^t he immediately
took the number one position in his
class. "This" says Captain Price
"goes to show that you CAN teach
an old dog new tricks."
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