Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 27, 1956 Page: 1 of 12
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VOL. 11 No. 37
The military office of Pro
vost Marshal can be traced
back as far as the eleventh
century and the Norman con
quest of England. In those days
the Provost was appointed by
the King to handle disciplinary
problems safeguard royal in
terests and so far as possible
maintain order behind the lines.
He was the MP of his day.
By the sixteenth century in Eng
land the Provost Marshal was a
permanent part of the military
forces with assistants and govern
Except for a short period during
WW! there was no Military Police
Corps in the United States Army
as such until 1941 when Major
General Allan W. Gullian then
Judge Advocate General was di
rected to establish the office of
the Provost Marshal General and
create a Corps of Military Police.
A year later after all of the
technical details were carefully
considered the Military Police
Corps was born and General Gul
lian became the Army's first Pro
vost Marshal General.
A multitude of missions is today
performed by the Corps. It- fur
nishes prisoner escorts controls
traffic apprehends AWOL and de
serter personnel operates various
Lt. Col. Wiley
Of 720th MPs
Lieutenant Colonel James A. Wi
ley has assumed command of the
720th Military Police Battalion this
month coinciding with the 15th
anniversary of the Military Police
General's School and also. Provost
Military Police Corps Noted
15th Anniversary Yesterday
Military Policemen throughout installation information booths fur-
the world observed the fifteenth nishes prisoner and security guards
anniversary of the Military Po- and provides salute gun personnel
lice Corps yesterday September for visiting VIPs
26. Criminal investigation detach-
Although the Military Police were ments which function under di-
organized as a Corps and a sepa-
rection of the Provost Marshal
ratf branch of the Army on that
date in 1941 for many centuries all
armies had recognized the need
dition the American Military Po
lice have been outstanding in
responsible for the prevention
suppression of crime and in-
for Provost Officers and for Mili- vestigations affecting military and
tary Police units. As heirs of a civilian personnel and property
long and distinguished military tra-
These units als0 i(Je security
World Wars I and II and in the conduct character background in-
Korean conflict. Employing all vestigations.
combat skills of the combat sol
dier and the civilian law enforce
ment officer they have emerged
as a new type of soldier.
Prevention surveys and
During hostilities military po
licemen maintain discipline
make reconnaissance of roads
process prisoners of war pre-
LT. COL. OBERMAN
Feud Ends Here
His last assignment was with
the office of the Provost Marshal
Generals' office in Washington
D. C. Among his other assign
ments Col Wiley has been in- When a Hatfield meets a McCoy
structor of the Provost Marshal
Fort Hood there's no feudin'
Upon assuming command of
the battalion Col Wiley stated
"I am proud and happy to have
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fussin' and no fightin' just
Marshal of Trieste. trainin'.
The colonel wears the American Now taking basic training with
Theater Ribbon Asiatic Pacific Company of the 4th Armored
Theater Ribbon Occupation Medal Division's 25th Reconnaissance Bat-
WW II Victory Medal and the Na- talion are Privates Lloyd K. Hat-
tional Defense Ribbon. He and Mrs. field of Frankfort Kentucky and
Wiley reside in McNair Village. Daniel
L. McCoy of Rochester
Prior to going on patrol duty a 404th Miliary Police Company detail is Inspected by First Lieu
tenant Harold M. Westholz and patrol supervisor Sp-2 George Causey. The 4th Armored Military Po-
being inspected is Sp-S Thomas Rouse while Corporal James Taylor waits to be inspected.
.(IW5» Army Photo bjr Egert)*
vent straggling and investi
gate crime in addition to var
ious other duties. While in rear
areas the MPs maintain inter
nal security guard supplies in
transit and prevent pilferage
at Posts and military installa
The Military Police are headed
at Fort Hood by Colonel Hundley
Thompson HI Corps and Post Pro
vost Marshal. Lt. Col. Marvin D.
Oberman is the Provost Marshal
of the Fourth Armored Division
Chosen from his brothers-in-arms
and given specialized training to
prepare him for his job the Mili
tary Policemen are living their
motto "Of the troops and for the
troops" and have challenged the
theory that the Army policeman
cannot be beloved.
"Of the troops and for the
troops" personnel of the 404th Mi
litary Police Company of the Four
th Armored Division under com
mand of Captain Edwin Flynn are
performing vital functions in their
daily routine such as traffic control
security patrols information cen
ter and friend to the soldier of the
The policemen go where the di
vision goes in war and peace.
With duties in combat similar to
those in garrison there are many
additional tasks given the MPs
such as control of stragglers POWs
prevention of sabotage property
protection and safety promotion. As
they did in World War H men of
the 404th got a taste of operating
under these conditions during Exer
cise Bluebolt and Exercise Sage
Brush where their performance
prompted many favorable com
ments from visiting dignitaries.
The Fourth Armored Division
color guard is selected from this
unit which producers some of the
"sharpest" soldiers at this instal
lation. The 404th is also safety con
scious and has just retired the
Division Safety Award after win
ning the trophy nine out of twelve
times during the period July 1955
to the end of June 1956. The com
pany also won the award in July
and August of this year.
Streamers for campaigns in
Normandy Northern France Ar
dennes-Alsace Central Europe and
the Rhineland were awarded the
404th in World War H with the
Distinguished Unit Streamer em
broidered Ardennes Streamer in
the colors of the French Croix de
Guerre with Palm embroidered
Normandy and Fourragere in the
same colors included among the
In recognition of the fifteenth
anniversary of the Corps in which
they serve enlisted personnel of
the company gathered for a party
and celebration in the company
area last evening while commis
sioned personnel of the unit will
The only rifle firing recorded join with other Military Police of-
in these parts has been at targets ficers in dancing at the Officers'
on the firing range. Club Saturday evening.
FORT HOOD TEXAS THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27 1956
New Duty Hours
Effective next Monday Oct
ober l.new duty hours will be
in effect here. All military and
civilian personnel will start
the duty day at 8 a.m. with
recall at 5 p.m. Other calls
will be sounded one hour later
than on the present schedule.
Duty hours on Saturday will
be 8 a.m. until noon.
III Corps AG
Returning to Texas after 13
years Colonel Glenn A. Hawes be
came III Corps Adjutant General
here after duty at Presido of
San Francisco where he was Chief
Administrative Division Adjutant
General Section of the Sixth Army.
Colonel Hawes a native of Shaw
nee Oklahoma served in the
Pacific during World War in
New Caledonia Hawaii and Okina
wa. A reserve officer since 1928
Colonel Hawes went on active
duty in June 1941.
A 1950 graduate of the Uni
versity of Oklahoma Colonel
Hawes attended the Adjutant
General School Fort Benning
Ga. in 1943 and the Command
and General Staff College 1944
Colonel Hawes resides with his
wife Dorothea in McNair Village
Fort Hood. A daughter Patricia
is the wife of First Lieutenant J.O.
Meeker stationed in Germany.
Div To Train
3d AD Troops
A new type of trainee will be
added to the 4th Armored Division
Trainees who will eventually add
up to more than 7500 will be trained
in three groups for the 3rd Armor
ed Division which was sent to Eur
ope as a Gyroscope unit this past
The training period for these
men will be six months and
will encompass basic advanced
individual and unit training. It
will include training in Armor.
Infantry Reconnaissance and
Engineer Artillery Quarter
master Ordnance and Medical
Signal and Military Police.
These trainees will be sent to
the 3rd Armored Division to re
place expected losses due to termi
nation of service of certain person
nel of that unit. This program will
extend from October of this year
until May 1957.
The 4th Armored Division will
still continue to train regular train
ees as it has been doing for the
past seven months. The Trainee
Proessing Center will continue on
its present mission.
Hood Boy Scouts
Will Be Honored
With Awards Fri.
Hood boy scouts will be honored
here Friday evening at a Boy
Scout Court of Honor. Advance
ment awards including one Eagle
Scout four Life Scout and four
Star Scout rankings will be pre
sented at the affair to be held
in the 4th Armored Division Ar
tillery Chapel at (8:00 p.m.)
Linwood Griffin 111 a 13-year-
old member of Scout Troop HI will
receive the Eagle Scout rank
from Brigadier General Thomas
Corps Artillery com
Life Scout awards will b«
presented by Colonel Carl T.
Isham Chairman of the Com
mittee Explorer Post 111 to
Arthur Isham Explorer Post
111 and David Fitzpatrick
Bob Floyd and Don Ransom
Scout Troop 126.
Colonel John W. Hansborough
Chairman of the Committee Troop
111 will present the Star awards
to Robert Griffin and Robert
Meissner Troop 111 and Peter
Riordon and Marion Williams Jr.
Other advancement presentations
to be made Friday will include
eight First Class awards six Sec
ond Class and four Explorer Ap
prentice awards. In addition over
100 merit badges will be given out
to some 26 Hood scouts.
Guest speaker for the occasion
will be Mr. Harvey Price Chief
Scout Executive for the Heart O'
Texas Council in Waco. Colonel
Linwood Griffin Jr. Chairman of
the Fort Hood Scout Council will
act as Master of Ceremonies.
Visitors to the affair are cor
Fort Ho so el a
warned that it is illegal to
shoot dove on the reservation
with any weapon but a shot
gun. Calibre .%% rifles are de
finitely not to be used.
In the group of twenty-six were
Representative William R. Poage
and O. Clark Fisher and adminis
trative assistants to Senator Lyn
don Johnson and Representative
Olin E. Teague. Among those es
or in he up on he to
were Major General William N.
Gillmore HI Corps and Fort Hood
commander Major General Verdi
B. Barnes 4th Armored Division
commander and Bi'igadier Gen
eral Theodore T. King Deputy
Starting from the Fort Hood
Officers' Club at 9 a.m. the
group attended the III Corps
Staff Briefing visited the Sta
tion Hospital new Post Ord
nance Shops and the 4th
Armored Division Trainee Pro
After lunching with Company A
25th Reconnaissance Battalion the
group was conducted through the
$3500000 dependent housing pro
ject being built here followed by
coffee and donuts at the Academic-
Drive Service Club. From the
club the group journeyed to the
range areas to visit basic and ad
vanced trainees firing the M-l
rifle. The range visit was climaxed
by an armored division weapons
demonstration in the Sugar Loaf
Demonstration Area an event re
gularly scheduled for trainees.
The group wound up the day's
activities at a 4th Armored Division
Trains Retreat Parade at 4:15 p.m.
on the Main Parade Field.
In addition to Representatives
Poage and Fisher Mr. Walter W.
Jenkins Wichita Falls and Mr.
Fair Ducats Available
Movies USO Svc. Clubs
Radio TV Program
Medal Winner Retires
DIV SFC PROMOTED
James R. McElheney Company
D 553rd AIB was promoted to
sergeant first class on September
25. He was the only man in the
4th Aripd. Div. to be promoted to
that rink this month.
Fund Drive Begins Mon.
Hood Goal At $60000
Seen at the Officer's Open Mess ready to start a tour of this installation on "Know Fort Hood Day"
last Thursday are U.S. Representative W. R. Poage (left) of Waco Mr. Ted C. Connell of Killeen
a member of the Central Texas Military Affairs Committee and Major General William N. Gillmore
commander of Fort Hood and III Corps. The distinguished visitors were among those in a group
of officials who toured the cantonment area and ranges here after a welcome and briefing by Post
officials. (U.S. Army Photo by Egert).
Of All Post Facilities
Texas congressmen their repre- Oliver Meadows Ennis admin-
sentatives and members of the Cen-
Tex Military Affairs Committee
toured the Fort Hood reservation
last Thursday visited barracks and
recreational facilities shops and
homes and saw weapons firing on
the range as the day-long "Opera
tion Know Fort Hood" unfolded.
istrative assistants to Senator Lyn
don Johnson and Representative
Olin E. Teague respectively at
Members of the Cen-Tex Military
Affairs Committee who took part in
this "Operation Know Fort Hood"
were: from Belton Jude W. A.
Messer Mr. Roy Sanderford Mr.
Roy Potts from Copperas Cove
Mr. George Leonard from Gates-
ville Mr. Horace Jackson Colonel
William Culbert Colonel- A. H.
Hopkins from Killeen Mr. Roy
J. Smith Mr. C. W. Duncan Mr.
T. C. Connell from Lampasas Mr.
Charles Lynch 'Mr. Henry V.
Campbell Mr. Max Munn Colonel
Richard A. Jones Mr. C. C. North-
ington from McGregor Mr. O. T.
McGinley from Moody Mr. John
Alexander from Oglesby Mr. F.
A. Morris Jr. from Temple Mr.
W. Guy Draper and from Waco
Mr. Pat Taggart. Mr. L. J. Rea
Austin also attended.
Set For Saturday
The Fort Hood Military Police
officers will have an anniversary
celebration at the Fort Hood Of
ficers Open Mess on Saturday
September 29 beginning at 7 p.m.
Officers from the HI Corps Pro
vost Marshal section 4th Armored
Division Provost Marshal Section
720th Military Police Battalion
404th Military Police Company
Post Stockade 43d Criminal Inves
tigation Section and Killeen Base
will assemble in the VIP Room at
seven for a get-together.
The MP's will sponsor the re
gular Saturday night dance at 9
o'clock a feature of which will be
the cutting of the anniversary cake
at ten p.m. Joe Johnson's Orches
tra will play for the dancing.
Acting Chief of Staff for Exercise
King Cole here recently.
A veteran of three Pacific cam
paigns during World War II the
51-year-old officer last served as
senior advisor with the Army Re
serve at Fort Missoula Montana.
He was succeeded there by a form
er Fort Hood officer Colonel Row
land H. Renwanz who commanded
the 4th Armored Division's Com
bat Command "A".
Commissioned in the Texas
National Guard Colonel Wer
ner entered active duty with
the 112th Cavalry Regiment at
Given By Post
Remember the old maxim "Cut
your pattern to your cloth?" Wood-
row W. Young Fort Hood Safety
Director gave it a new twist today
when he advised motorists to fit
their driving to the traffic pattern.
Mr. Young offered this advice
in the interest of the Share the
Road program of the National Safe
ty Council. This program is being
conducted in cooperation with the
Slow Down and Live program of
the National Conference of State
"Many of us do a good deal
of driving during the fall months"
he said. "Sometimes we have to
change from quiet rural roads to
superhighways to congested city
streets all in the same trip
and at such times our safety
depends on how quickly we can
adapt to changing traffic condi
Getting into step with the
new traffic pattern immediate
ly is of prime importance he
said. This calls for great adapt
ability and driving skill.
"The driver who is skillful and
versatile develops what might be
called a 'sixth sense' Mr. Young
said. "He gets the 'feel' of the new
traffic pattern immediately and
he adapts his own pace to it
Once he has fitted his awn car
into this pattern he avoids doing
anything that will endanger his
own safety or the safety of the
drivers around him the Safety
Director said. He takes only his
own share of the road and in the
proper place. He drives at a safe
distance from the car ahead. He
keeps in his proper lane passing
only when he has ample time and
He signals all turns and lane
Colonel Werner Named To "King Cole" Staff
Colonel Harry E. Werner a na- Fort Clarke Texas in 1940.
tive of Dallas Texas was named He trained with the unit there
III Corps Deputy Chief of Staff and and fought with it overseas
where he rose from the rank of
First Lieutenant to Lt. Colonel
He participated with the horse
cavalry regiment throughout the
New Guinea. Southern Phillippines
and Bismark Archipelago fighting.
Wounded twice he was awarded
the Purple Heart Bronze Star Me
dal and Combat Infantryman's
Returning to the United States
in 1946 Colonel Werner served as
Director of Supply at the Army
Replacement Training Center at
Fort Dix New Jersey and later
Of This Type
In Post History
Setting its goal at $60000 in the
next two months the First United
Fund Campaign i" the history of
Fort Hood begins here on Mon-
To raise the necessary $60000
it is estimated that each person
at Fort Hood will contribute 2-3
of one day's salary. Contributions
to the United Fund are tax de
All post personnel will be
asked to complete pledge
forms in the coming "weeks.
Donations can be made in one
lump sum at a specified date
or in as many as three sep
Major General William N. Gill
more Fort Hood and HI Corps
commander in a letter directed
to all civilian and military per
sonnel engaged in post activities
urged the "whole hearted coopera
tion and participation of all per
He added that such response "is
an effective method of demonstrat
ing deep interest in humanitarian
accomplishments of this worthy
Ends Nov. 30
The drive which will end on
November 30 is one of two sched
uled here in the coming 12 months.
Each battalion separate com
pany detachment and civilian
agency will be eligible for special
honor roll plaques for participa
tion in the campaign. The first
unit at each level to reach 100%
participation and the units reach
ing the highest per capita dona
tions will receive the laurels.
All units with 100% participa
tion will be listed on a Post
Honor Roll which will bo
placed on view at a conspicu
ous location here at a later
".A meeting of commanders at all
echelons to company and detach
ment level accompanied by their
campaign chairmen will be at
Theatre No. 1 tomorrow at 3 p.m.
The United Fund serves such
organizations as the Red Cross and
March of Dimes. Army Emergency
Relief is also included as well as
Post and other Welfare activities.
The following is a table of
equitable contributions by rank:
Rank Amount Rank
Brig. Gen. 20.00
Maj. Gen. 23.00
Polio Shots Due
Several hundred dependent chil
dren are now due for their second
and third poliomyelitis vaccina
tions according to records at the
Station Hospital here Captain G.
W. Whitmore the Hospital Adju
tant. said this wek.
The immunizations are available
for dependents from six months
to twenty years of age and for
expectant mothers and are being
given Monday through Friday be
tween 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Ward
C-21 Building 3287 at the Hospital.
After the child has received the
first "shot" the second is to be
given four to six weks laterwith
the third injection given no sooner
than seven months after the sec
ond. Personal immunization card
of those receiving the vaccine and
military identification should be
taken to the Hospital by the spon
sors of the dependents.
with the G-4 Section of the Army
Ground Forces at Fort Monroe
From January 1951 to June 1953.
the Armored Officer was stationed
at Fort Richardson Alaska
where he was Post Commander
prior to departing for his Montana
Born in Wylie Texas Colonel
Werner graduated from Oak Cliff
High School in Dallas in 1921. His
parents Mr. and Mrs. Richard H.
Werner reside in Dallas at 3220
Brandon Street. His wife Ona and
their son Tommy 7 live at 813
Cherokee Grand Prairie Texas.
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