Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 28, 1953 Page: 1 of 24
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VoJ. 1 No. 21
Stays At NFH
New Commander Of
100th Tank Named
(NFH-PIO) —The 100th Tank Bn.
under the command of Lt. Col.
Merle L. Goodrich will be the only
1st AD military unit stationed at
North Fort Hood during the sum
mer months when the present Re
serve Command area will be de
voted to training National Guard
and Organized Reserve groups.
The mission of the 100th Tank
Col. Goodrich said is to provide
logistical support for civilian units
during their summer encampment.
Colonel Goodrich assumed com
mand of the Battalion last Thurs-
day. Maj. Gen. L. L. Dean com
manding general 1st AD announc
ed the appointment of the former
executive officer of Reserve Com
mand to succeed Lt. Col. Warren
M. Hargrave as battalion comman
Colonel Goodrich enlisted in the
Army in 1933 and served as an
enlisted man until his graduation
Lt. CI. M. L. Goodrich
from OCS in 1941. He served in
the European theatre during World
War II with the 3rd Armored Divi
sion and following the war served
with the Army Field Force's Artie
Test Branch in Big Delta. Alaska.
Colonel Goodrich joined the 1st
UD in December of 1951 serving
fs Chief of Reserve Command's
'Tactic Committee chief of the
Testing and Inspection Committee
and executive officer of Reserve
As commanding officer of the
100th Tank Bn. Col. Goodrich will
also be Assistant deputy Post
commander in charge of North
Commenting on the summer mis
sion of the 100th Tank Col. Good
rich said "We are an agency to
provide the civilian component
units with all the equipment they
do not have and that is a pretty
The 100th Tank Bn. is now mak
ing final preparations to greet the
civilian units with fully adequate
facilities for training. New tank
HEADQUARTERS FOURTH ARMY
FORT SAM HOUSTON TEXAS
To: Major General Leander L. Doan
1st Armored Division
Fort Hood Texas
Waco W ork
an'! motor pools have been set up
and an extensive maintenance de
pot has been established.
Approximately 20000 National
Guard and ORC troops will train
at North Hood during the sumer
These include the 112th Armored
Cav. Reg. 49th AD 36th Inf. Div.
45th Inf. Div. 90th Inf. Div. 75th
Inf. Div. and a non-divisional En
gineer group The regular non-
military facilities of North Fort
will be available to the civilian
components. The swimming pool
gymnasium theatre PX's service
a a el a
throughout the summer period.
Sets Record On
(CC"B"—PIO) Recently com
pleting their training and firing
of the carbine the men of Co. C
81st Recon. set an all-time high
for the number of men qualifying
in one company with that weapon.
Bettering all previous compan
ies of CC"B" who fired on similar
courses Company C. concluded
their carbine firing with an ex
tremely high 93.1 percent of the
Close supervision and assistance
of the men by company cadremen
and members of the Weapons Com
mittee during their training and
actual firing of the weapon are
some of the factors responsible for
this very high and impressive per
centage of qualified riflemen.
But another factor was the keen
competition for scores which was
brought about when the men of the
company contributed for the pur
chase of three prizes to be awarded
to the top three marksmen at the
close of the firing period.
First prize a Mossberg carbine
went to Pvt. Harry J. Kinkade
who topped all men within Co.
with a score of 377 out of a possible
Closely following Private Kinkade
and winner of a Bowie-designed
hunting knife as second prize was
Pvt. Morrison L. Clark with .a
score of 375.
Pvt. Louis J. Tulino was awarded
a Mexican made hand tooled wal
let for his score of 371 good for
third place position.
Col. Roy W. Cole Jr. CC"B"
commander presented the prizes
to the top marksmen and congratu
lated the entire company for their
superior showing on the rifle range
while setting this new high in wea
1. I wish to express my appreciation to you and the member
of your command for the excellent program presented on 1-3
May 1953 to the ROTC students of the State of Teaxs.
2. The orientations tactical demonstration and tour of service
facilities elicited high praise from these future officers. Then
genuine interest in and administration for the efficient conduct ol
these activities are evidence of thorough planning and careful
3. I thank you your staff and commanders for having made
this fine contribution to the Army ROTC program.
General Doan in turn passed on
the praise by writing a letter nf
commendation to the officers and
men of the 16th AEB and a person
al letter to Lt. Col. William L. Star-
nes engineer commander.
In his letter to General Doan
Congressman Poage said in part:
"I am sure your prompt and very
effective cooperation did much to
ninimize the suffering and loss sum
med at Waco. Our people wer'e
unanimous in praising the outstand
JOHN E. DAHIQUIST
Lt. Gen. USA
Letters Of Praise
Received At Hood
A letter of commendation from
W. R. Poage congressman from
the 11th Texas District which in
cludes Temple and Waco praising
the "outstanding work of the offi
cers and men from Fort Hood"
was received this week by Maj.
Gen. L. L. Doan Fort Hood com
ing work of the officers and men
from Fort Hood."
The commanding general wrote
the following to the men of the 16th
AEB: "The emergency relief work
preformed by men and officers of
the 16th Armored Enginer Battal
ion in the x^ecent Waco tornado dis
aster was most outstanding.
"Civilian and military authorities
alike have been unanimous in their
praise of the untiling efforts made
by you during the critical days im
mediately following the disaster. In
addition to being credited with the
saving of many lives your efforts
contributed considerably to the
overall emergency relief which
was so urgently needed."
He went on to say of the men of
th 16th AEB "All members of the
command labored valiantly and un-
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In line with the religious mean
ing of the holiday both Protestant
and Catholic chaplains are plan
ning services for Saturday morn
Services are planned for 9 a.m.
To Be At Hood
A traffic safety school for depen
dants of Fort Hood personnel will
be held next week in the Division
classroom Building 38 it was re
vealed by Lt. Col. A. C. Johansson
Post Provost marshal.
The six-hour course of instruc
tion which will be conducted on a
voluntary basis is open to all de
pendents of military and civilian
Safety school will be held for
these dependents on Monday Wed
nesday and Friday afternoons from
1 until 3 p. m.
Films on safe driving lectures
about the hazards of driving tests
on driver knowlege and reaction
and instruction about proper auto
mobile handling will be featured in
the course the provost marshal
Traffic safety schools have been
conducted on weekends at Fort
Hood for a number of years. Hun
dreds of persons—many of them
people who had committed traffic
vi at on ha at
However the special school sched
uled for next week will mark the
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AS ANY OLD soldier knows one of the first things a recruit meets in military life is the needle.
And reactions to this is as varied as the height and width of the recruits themselves. There's the
calm cool and detached type such as Pvt. Aubrey L. Tucker shown in the top photo getting a ty
phoid shot from Sgt. Billy L. Graham. Thene again there's the "why did I ever leave home" re
action typified by Pvt. Pretis D. Roe in the bottom photo as he braces for a shot from SFC
Donald J. Keene. (Photos by Tornese)
Full Activity Slate
On Tap Over Holiday
As Fort Hood soldiers ready thepiselves to celebrat the two^-day Memorial Day weekend plans are being
made for a whirlwind of activity on the post as well a off-Post by Fort Hood officials.
Special Services has planned two days of activity he chaplains of various faiths have scheduled services
and most of the units at Fort Hood are planning to hold open house for the many expected visitors.
Saturday in keeping with President
Dwight D. Eisenhower's proclama
tion that Memorial Day be set aside
as a day of prayer for permanent
A Catholic Mass will be held in
the 37th Street Chapel and Protes
tant services will be held in the
52nd Street Chapel. Both services
are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
The schedule for the service
party a dance open house puppet
clubs includes a United Nations
show and program of western mu
No Change Seen
There are two trailer camps at
Fort Hood—One for enlisted per
sonnel park located in the 3900
block of South avenue and an of
ficers' trailer court on Academic
:Drive near the Non-Commissioned
I Officers' academy.
I "At Fort Bragg next week res-
I ORT HOOD TEXAS THURSDAY MAY 28 1953
Service Club activities will kick-
off with a dance in the Brigade
Avenue Service Club at 8:30 p.m.
Friday. Hostesses will be at the
club from Austin and Willie Shaw
and his combo will furnish the mu-
An all-day United Nations party
will be held at the Brigade Avenue
Service Club Saturday. Flags of all
nations guessing games and stunts
wil be featured.
Saturday the 162nd Street Ser-
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Hood Courts Not To
Be Hit By Ruling
(PIO)—Regulations requiring re
sidents of Army-owned trailer court
at Fort Bragg N. C. to give up
their present homes and move into
government owned temporary
quarters as their leases expire are
not expected to affect Fort Hood
trailer camps Fort Hood's com
manding general said Tuesday.
''It is not anticipated that any
changes will occur at this time in
th present trailer camps located
on Fort Hood" said Maj Gen. L.
L. Doan. Fort Hood and 1st AD
dents of Army-owned trailer court
No. 1 will be required to give up
their trailer homes and move into
government owned temporary
quarters as their leases expire un
less action is taken on Department
of the Army level to permit them
to stay" stated an article in May
23 issue of the Army Times news
The order to vacate at Fort Bragg
was issued by Maj. Gen. Thomas
F. Hickey because of an Army
regulation and law stating that
quarters allowances may not be
paid to those dependents living in
trailers if adequate government-
owned housing is available.
At Bragg there are about 600
government owned temporary
quarters certified as adequate
standing vacant at this time.
90th Inf. Div112th Armd. Cav.
Shots. Shots Shots
The dispensary of CC "B" 1st
AD has the gigantic task of inocu
lating every recruit that trains at
South Fort Hood at least eleven
times in the course of his training
plus keeping "old soldiers" off the
sick list by administering "booster"
In Small Pack
(CC"B" PIO)—Pvt. Joe E. Small
Btry B 73rd AFA CC"B" is the
1st AD's living example that ob
viously dynamite does come in
A native of Louisville Ky. the
bantam pugilist is presently a mem
ber of the Btry boxing team par
ticipating in the regular Sunday
evening matches held at Fort Hood.
In his latest bout Private Small
seemingly discounting his last name
and 144 pound stature lowered the
boom on his opponent to win by a
knockout in only 26 seconds of the
Ended May 20
Department and the controls
were actually lifted May 20 ac
cording to Glenwood J. Sher-
rard director of rent stabiliza
tion for the Killeen area.
Prior to the removal of rent con
trols studies had* been made by
military and civilian officials
which showed that Defense Hous
ing and Wherry Act housing pro
grams would take care of military
housing needs in the area now and
in the forseeable future.
A check with the Fort Hood
Billeting Office revealed that va
cancies exist at the present time
in all classes of housing on the
Post officials stated that there
was no shortage of any type hous
ing on the reservation and that
thex-e had not been a shortage for
"We have plenty of the best
possible housing available in Kil
leen and in general the rents are
lower than in most areas of this
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First Of Reserve Guard Units
To Arrive At Fort Hood Sunday
The Army's summer civilian component training program will get into full swing here Sunday May 31
with the arrival of approximately 1700 members of the ORC 90th Inf. Div and the members of the 112th
Armored Cav. Regt. of the Texas National Guard.
Before the summer ends approximately 18900 members of the National Guard and several thousand
reservists will undergo two-week training courses at Fort Hood.
The majority of the training will
be conducted at North Fort Hood
and most of the units will be quar
tered there. Reserve Command
which has been stationed at North
Fort since early last fall is in
the process of moving back to
South Fort Hood for the summer
Nineteen Texas cities will be
represented by Guard units when
the 112th Cav. Regt. arrives at
North Fort. These cities include:
Medics9 Goal To
(PIO)—Preventing diseases be
fore they start comprises a large
part of the Army' medical service
to its men. Perhaps the most ef
fective method of accomplishing
this goal is through the use of
shots to every soldier at Fort Hood
once a year.
In fulfilling this mission the
medics at the dispensary some
times give as many as 1200 inocu
lations in one day. A total of 15199
shots wex-e given at the dispensary
during a 35 day period ending
These inoculations were of seven
types— typhoid 3856 smallpox
2106 tetanus 3060 cholera 1-
920 Schick test 2304 typhus 1-
947 yellow fever 5.
More typhoid shots are given
than any other type. Yellow fever
is the least frequently given since
only men headed for duty in the
tropics receive it. The trainee gets
all of these except the yellow fever
Th dispensary also has teams
which go to training company lo
cations and set up a "shot line" if
it isn't convenient for the company
to go to the dispensary. These
teams go to firing ranges and bi
vouac areas and administer inocu
lations on the spot so that the
men need not get behind in the
series of injections they are sched
uled to receive.
Usually only one or two shots
are given a man at one time.
Decontrol Of Rents Here Has
Little Effect Upon Housing
One week after rents had been decontrolled in the Fort Hood area there were no indications of an up-
trend in the price of housing a Sentinel survey revealed.
If anything the cost of renting a house in the nearby towns seemed to be taking a downward swing.
Rent controls ended last Wednesday May 20 in the Florence-Killeen area of Texas in accordanc#
with a directive from Washington decertifying CentralTexas as a critical defense housing area.
The action of decertification
type Arnold Mathias manager
was taken May 12 by a joint
action of the Office of Defense
Mobilization and the Defense
of the Killeen Chamber of Com
He went on to say that surveys
by the now-defunct Office of Rent
Stabilization revealed that Killeen
had an overall 7 percent vacancy
ratio of standard housing units
immediately available for tenants.
"This does not include vacan
cies which may exist in sub
standard housing units. In many
cases these units could be re
modeled into acceptable homes if
it became necessary" Mathias
Checks of the nearby cities of
Belton Temple Lampassas and
Gatesville revealed that there are
houses for rent in every one of
During the past few years many
new houses have been built under
the various federal housing acts in
Central Texas to take care of the
influx of service personnel caused
by the Korean conflict and current
national defense program.
The Florence-Killeen area in
Texas includes Coryell county
precincts four and five in William- gerous.
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NOT EXPECTED TO BE HIT BY RULE—Shown above is part of the officers' trailer court at
Fort Hood. Residents of a similar court at Fort Bragg N.C. will be forced to move from their
trailer homes by an Army regulation but Maj. Ge n. L. L. Doan Fort Hood commander said no
change is anticipated here. (U.S. Army Photo by Kuritzky)
San Antonio Brownsville Mer
cedes Esla Pecos Midland
Brownfield San Juan McAllen
Pharr San Benito Harlingen
Raymondville Snyder Lamesa
Monahans Donna Edinburg and
The members of the ORC 90th
Inf. Div. will be from 25 Texas
cities. Scheduled to arrive at the
a in 1 6 0 0 0 0 a re a
Texas military base this month are
reservists from Austin Dallas
Corpus Christi San Antonio Yoak
um Victoria Harlingen Browns
ville Rio Grande City McAllen
Fort Worth Wichita Falls Menard
Junction Seguin Taylor Stephen-
ville Paris Cleburne San Mar
cos Burnet Georgetown Laredo
Texarkana and Denton.
The field training period for the
90th Division reservists will be 15
days including travel time while
the National Guard units will be
here for two-week encampments.
This is the third year the
Army has made field training
mandatory for members of the
troop program reserve units
and one of the largest attend
ances in the history of the Army
Reserve is anticipated.
The National Guard has been
holding summer encampments for
many years and since the close
of World War II several Guard
units have trained at Fort Hood
Annual summer training is one
of the most important phases of
the civilian component programs.
During this period the members
of the units can put into practice
the lessons learned at evening ar-
mory drills at their home stations.
During the training periods at
Fort Hood individual and small-
unit training will be emphasized
as well as information and educa
tion and cost consciousness class
son county and all of Bell county
except the city of Temple which
had been previously decontrolled
upon request of the local govern
ing body. These communities have
been under critical area rent con
trol since Oct. 23. 1951.
(PIO)—Division and Post person-
nel at Fort Hood will draw their
pay one day early this month on
Maj. Gen. L. L. Doan 1st AD
and Fort Hood commander announ
ced the change so that Fort Hood
personnel can take advantage of
the Memorial Day holiday Satur
day May 30.
The general urged all personnel
operating vehicles to use extreme
caution as highway travel during
this period will be particularly dan-
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