Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, May 22, 1959 Page: 2 of 12
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142 Signal Bn.
Lt. Col. James Hantzes divi
sion Signal officer and battalion
commander of the 142d Signal
presented commendation ribbons
with Metal Pendant to four mem
bers of his command at a cere
mony in his office last week.
Receiving the decorations
were M-Sgt (E-8) Walter L.
Moody bn. sgt. major M-
Sgt Ralph W. Ward 1st. Sgt.
Company SFC J. T. Cas
tle Supply Sgt. Company A
and SFC Henry Romero
Training NCO Company A.
Sgt. Moody who joined the
142d Signal in August 1955 from
the 546 FA Bn. Fort Lewis Wash
was cited for meritorius serv
ice while assigned as 1st Sgt.
142d Armored Signal Company
and as bn. Sgt. Major when the
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unit was recognized into the 142c
"Exhibiting a remarkable com
bination of professional compet
ence initiative thoroughness and
sound judgement Sgt. Moody pep-
formed his duties in a manner
worthy of the highest commend
In addition to his regularly as
signed duties and normal func
tions as separate company fir#
sergeant and in the capacity oi
sergeant major Sgt. Moody act
ed in effect as an enlisted exe
cutive for the commander in
matters pertaining to enlisted
M-Sgt Ward "consistantly dem
onstrated his professional know
ledge technical skill enthusiasm
devotion to duty interest and
willingness to spend long hours
to achieve superior results while
chief of the Signal Section Goep-
pingen Station 7822 A. U. Stutt
SFC Castle was cited for mer
itorious service while assigned
as assistant warehouse supervi
sor and NCOIC of the center
communications platoon (addi
The citation read in part:
"His supervisory ability en
thusiasm knowledge and de
votion to duty were respon
sible for the timely and ac
curate shipment of Signal
Corps supplies throughout the
In addition his enthusiasm and
good judgment on warehousing
principles plus his knowledge of
administrative practices material
ly contributed to the streamlin
ing and overall manhour require
SFC Romero also holds the
Bronze Star and Purple Heart
for action in Europe during World
SFC Romero was cited for mer
itorious achievement while serv
ing as NCOIC of communications
Kinmen Defense Command Ad
visory Team Formosa.
Sgt. Vernon Turnage received
a $10 check from Lt. Col. Hubert
M. Nance commanding officer
for winning the Company's quar
terly suggestion contest.
Sgt. Turnage a 13 year vet
eran suggested that templates
be used to record test and in
spection information. The contest
is set up to encourage person
nel of Co. to submit ideas on
how to save time and money in
the company's operation.
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Units Push Drive
The 14th Artillery announced
this week that four of its five
batteries boasted 100 per cent par
ticipation in the current Savings
Less than three weeks after the
drive was officially opened by
Maj. Gen. Earle G. Wheeler Sec
ond Armored Division Command
ing Officer the 14th attained this
coveted goal. Only Headquarters
Battery has not achieved the cen
tury mark yet boasts a highly
creditable 92 per cent.
Lt. Col. george V. Jump the
Commanding Officer of the 14th
Artillery congratulated the respec
tive savings officers and thanked
the personnel of the battalion for
its outstanding showing. Lt. Col.
Jump noted that it was indica
tive of the fine spirit constantly
displayed by the battalion and the
keen realization of the impor
tance Savings Bonds play in
keeping America strong.
The battalion is now entitled
for the "Minute Man" award for
achieving a participation per
centage of 65 per cent or bet
ter—the present Fort Hood goal.
142d Signal Unit
The permanent party of Com
pany B 142d Signal Battalion 2nd
Armored Division recently quali
fied for a weekend pass as a
result of having no record of
AWOL delinquency reports or ve
hicular accidents for the previous
This is the third consecutive
month that this unit has estab
lished such a record.
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DECORATED—Four members of the 142d Signal Battalion last week received the Commenda
tion Ribbon with Metal Pendant. From left to right: SFC Henry Romero SFC J. T. Castle Lt.
Col. James Hantzes battalion commander who presented the medals M-Sgt. Walter L. Moody
and M-Sgt. Ralph W. Ward.
Capt. Lloyd W. Dyar who has
recently returned from Saudi Ar
abia last week received a Certi
ficate of Achievement presented
by Maj. Gen. Earle G. Wheeler
commander of the 2d Armored
Division and Fort Hood.
The ceremony took place in
the commander's office and was
attended by Lt. Col. Paul A.
Loop Commanding Officer of the
17th Engineers Capt. Dyar's unit.
The award was presented to
Capt. Dyar for his exceptional
performance of duty as Senior
Armored Advisor United States
Army Element United States
Military Training Mission to Sau
di Arabia from February 1958 to
Capt. Dyar in performing his
duties "constantly displayed in
genuity initiative and tireless ap
plication of his unusual qualifi
cations" the certificate reads.
"His efforts have contributed
largely to the success of the
Training Mission to Saudi Ara
He came back to the states in
January to take over his pre
sent position as Communications
Officer of the 17th Engineer Bat
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THE ARMORED SENTINEL FORT HOOD TEXAS
In Medical Corps
Vacancies in the nine fields un
der the Medical Service Corps
Army Reserve Active Duty Pro
gram have been announced by
Fourth U.S. Army Headquarters.
Second lieutenant commissions
will be offered persons who ap
ply and qualify for positions in
fields of pharmacy supply ad
ministration clinical psychology
clinical laboratory officers and
In addition a few vacancies
exist for qualified nuclear
medical officers immunolo-
gists and optometrists. All
the openings are available
beginning in July.
For further information inter
ested persons may contact the
Adjutant General Reserve Com
ponents Division Adjutant 'Gen
eral Section Headquarters
Fourth U.S. Army Fort Sam
Houston Texas or write Head
quarters Fourth U.S. Army
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Twenty-three civilian employ
ees representing some 355 years
of government service received
length of service awards in cere
monies at Killeen Base last week.
Mr. Edgar E. Smith a super
visory clerk with the Killeen
Base Engineer Division received
length of service award from
Colonel Walter A. Shaw Base
The award including a lapel
pin and a certificate was pre
sented for twenty-five years of
loyal service to the U. S. Gov
Other awards consisting of a
lapel emblems and certifcates
given for 15 years of loyal serv
ice were presented to Base En
gineer personnel by Maj. John
Wyckoff Base Engineer to Sec
urity Division personnel by Capt.
William E. Haner Acting Pro
vost Marshal and to Base Supply
Division personnel by Lt. Col.
William E. Hasite Base Supply
Base Engineer personnel re
ceiving the award were: Clifford
B. Bridges Joe T. Douglas James
T. Francis Robert S. Lee Ever
ett F. McQueen R. E. Marks
Bert Richardson and Jim Stev
ens all of Killeen
John B. Gilbreath Rufus E.
Johnson Jr. Charlie G. Street
and Reid E. Henderson of Bel-
ton Edward E. Huckabee of Cop
peras Cove Oscar S. Lowry
James L. McBeth and Otto
A. Rutherford of Gates-
ville William W. Jones and Al
bert L. Pylant of Lampasas and
Walter W. McKee of Salado.
Other personnel- receiving the
award were Ralph E. Gasper of
Copperas Cove Base Supply Di
vision and James E. Hughs Jr.
of Killeen Base Security Divii-
The 2d Quartermaster Batta
lion has won the 2d Armored
Division Trains safety plaque for
the second consecutive time.
True or false?
5. At 75 m. p. h. it takes
about 5 hours and 20 min
utes to drive 400 miles. At
65 m. p. h. a 400-mile trip
takes almost two hours lon
ger. True or false?
1. True. Excessive speed is the
most frequent driver violation re
ported in fatal auto accidents
according to the National Safety
2. False. About 3 out of 10
cars in fatal urban accidents are
moving at a speed of 21-30
m. p. h.
3. True. And the impact is far
greater when a speeding car hits
another speeding car.
4. False. At 60 m. p. h. in
four seconds your car travels
more than the length of a foot
ball field about 352 feet to
5. False. At a speed of 65
m. p. h. a 400-mile trip takes
little more than 6 hours. Yet
reducing your speed from 75
m. p. h. greatly increases
your chances of coming out
of an auto accident alive. At
75 if an accident occurs your
chances of being killed are 1
in 8. But at 65 your chances
are 1 in 20 of dying.
to the principles for which so many gave so much.
Quizzes On Speed
What's your traffic I. Q.? Try
your hand at these questions on
speed and find out.
1. About 3 out of every 10
drivers in fatal auto acci
dents have violated a speed
law. True or false?
2. The most dangerous speed
in the city is between 40 and 50
m. p. h. True or false?
3. A speeding car that hits a
solid wall at 35 m. p. h. is jarred
by an impact as great as that
of an auto that's hurtled from a
four-story building. True or false?
4. If you drive 60 m. p. h.
in four seconds your car travels
half the length of a football field.
Speed kills according to the
National Safety Council because
it increases the forces which in
an accident turn useful equip
ment such as metal and glass
into deadly weapons.
And it kills because it increases
the likelihood of an accident. The
greater the speed the less time
you have to react in an emer
gency. And naturally it takes
longer to halt a fast-moving ve
hicle than one moving slowly.
This is a day for remembering the supreme sacrifice made by brave American fighting men so that
we might enjoy the liberty that is our most precious possession. This a day for rededicating ourselves
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Division as materiel officer.
Before the assignment Maj.
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185th Ordnance also at Fort
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Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, May 22, 1959, newspaper, May 22, 1959; Temple, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth254584/m1/2/: accessed May 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Casey Memorial Library.