Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, May 12, 1961 Page: 2 of 12
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Published in the interest 01 We military and civilian personnel at Fori Hood.
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Case History 19II
Lurk On Road
(This is another true case history of Fort Hood drivers
and their antics on the highway. Each instance cited actually
happened as described. Watch this column and you may
Fort Hood soldiers are sending themselves to the hospital
50% faster than last year as a result of automobile accidents.
Exact figures for this week are given in the Traffic Toll box
on page 1.
The above picture shows the remains of an automobile that
cracked up in Temple last week. Driven by a local soldier the car
took a sharp curve left the road and climbed a steep bank before
"So what? It'll never happen to me. I'm not a reckless
That's the comment made by most drivers until they find
themselves upside-down while someone tries to get the door open.
Traveling on Highway 190 it's easy to see that too many Fort
Hood drivers—soldiers dependants AND civilians—are nutty
when behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Nutty is the only way to describe a woman observed driving
from post to Temple last week. She whipped through traffic in
one of those compact station wagons like her tail-gate was on
fire. When the road was clear she drove so fast the little wagon
swayed from side to side. Invariably she caught up with slow
drivers and had to hit her brakes. Passing in the face of oncoming
traffic she forced one drver off the road and nearly into the
ditch. She used her foot instead of her head all the way.
Final result of her death-baiting: She got to Temple less
than a minute ahead of normal drivers who always caught her
in heavy traffic. She made it safely last week. Next week she
might not be so lucky.
How about you?
(Continued From Page 1)
which will train In two separ
rate groups the Artillery com
ponent and the remainder of
The division's headquarters
in New Orleans. Other large
size units are the 337th En
gineer Brigade New Orleans
and the 420th Engineer Bri
gade from Bryan Texas.
The training mission of the units
will run from June 15 to the mid
dle of September. At the comple
tion of the training mission the
67th Armor and its various as
signed components will close up
the post and move back to Fort
Hood where it will take up the
mission of training within the 2d
The total strength of Fort Polk
this summer will number appro
ximately 17450 Reservists and Na
tional Guardsmen and 728 officers
and enlisted personnel from the
2d Armored Division and post
units making up the Site Support
The trainees of Batry 14t.ii
Arty 2nd Armored Division aver
aged 95 on their recent BCT
Proficiency test. Charley Btry is
commanded by Capt. John R.
HUNTING AND FISHING
1006 N. 4th ME4-7929
OPEN NIGHTS 'TIL 9
12 NOON 'TIL 6 P. M.
(Continued From Page 1)
or 45 days active duty and spoke
to groups of.ROTC cadets on ori
entation tours of Fort Hood en
couraging them to consider the
Army as a areer.
Within CCA itself Gen. del
Mar set-up a sponsorship pro
gram for all incoming officers
and senior NCO's including
welcoming brochures letters
of welcome wives' coffees
and a family sponsor to help
newcomers get settled. Ex-
erpts of this program were
obtained by D4 teams as ex
amples of how such a system
affects the attitude of those
considering the Army as a
Gen. del Mar personally inter
viewed every officer regardless
of rank or component on their
assignment to CCA orienting
them on integrity code of conduct
the mission of CCA as a STRAC
unit and desired reading habits
He also interviewed each offi
cer applying for a RA commission
and endorsed accordingly. To date
this has resulted in no RA resig
nations with an estimated 10 ap-
plicantions for RA and approxi
mately 30 applications for EAD
since last September. He also in
terviewed all incoming E-8 and E-
9 NCO's discussing what is de
sired of them and how they can
help to mane a better organiza
tion and spoke to all newly-pro
moted senior NCO's who were
promoted through the CCA selec
tion board. These interviews were
supplemented by informal coffees
held for the NCO's and their wives
in which Gen. del Mar encour
aged the wives in their role of as
sisting their husbands and CCA.
Through his initiative prac
tically all company kitchen
trucks have been constructed
so that hot food can be served
be used during daylight or
blackout conditions most of
the dayrooms and mess halls
have been remodeled or ren
ovated and framed photos of
all former CCA commanders
were installed in the confer
Among his improvements of
CCA Gen. del Mar instigated the
construction of a new conference
room with coat-of-arms plaques of
all units in the command and a
new model courtroom.
Contributing to community rela
tions Gen. (lei Mar was the mili
tary advisor to the Central Texas-
ort Hood chapter of AUSA. He
also was a frequent speaker at
meetings of Central Texas civic
and sendee clubs.
His most recent contribution to
CCA was enthusiastic approval of
the compiand's new consolidated
administration" (center* which
'with-American Armed Forces
wherever they go
Six officers of the Austrian
Army will tour ^ort Hood next
week as part of an orientation
tour of continental United States
The officers will be greeted at
the Temple Airport on May 14 by
Col. James L. Kaiser CCB com
mander 2d Armored Division.
May 15 will be a busy day
for the visiting dignitaries as
they pay a courtesy call on
Maj. Gen. Edward G. Far-
rand Fort Hood and 2d Ar
mored Division Commander.
After other briefings by Di
vision officers the Austrians
will be given their first look
at the training mission of the
They'll then visit Troop A 15th
Cavalry for a look at scouting
After lunch in the field the
visitors will take a look at the
Division's Trainfire program and
the CBR Range: supervised by
Lt. Col. R. C. Arbuckle 2d AD
Chemical Officer. The remainder
of the day will be spent watching
Advanced Driver Training tech
niques by members of the 37th
Tuesday the Austrian of
ficers will be guests at the
training sites of CCA 1st
Armored Division. They will
observe training conducted
by the 1st Cavalry and the
Tuesday night they will be
hosted at an informal dinner
party given at the Fort Hood Of
ficers' Open Mess.
Wednesday the last day of
their visit the Austrian officers
will pay a departing call on Gen.
Farrand and will .depart from the
Temple Airport for Fort Sill
They will be given a pictorial
brochure covering their experi
ences at Fort Hxd.
The Army has awarded a
S24320988.72 contract to the Ford
Motor Company Dearborn Mich.
for 7524 quarter-ton utility trucks
related services and repair parts
the Department of Defense an
The award completes the fund
ing on 3174 vehicles ordered in
January and also provides for
4350 additional vehicles.
The 'tactical support ^vehicle
designated the M-151 is light
weight and may be air dropped.
Among its features are rugged
construction cross-country mobil
ity low fuel consumption and
economy in maintenance.
Work will be performed at the
Ford plant in Livonia Mich. The
Detroit Ordnance District award
ed the contract.
WE HAVETHE RIGHT
J. FORD SCHR0CK Realtor
DRESS and PLAY SHOES
PAYLESS Service SHOE STORES
1400 West Adams TEMPLE
THE ARMORED SENTINEL FORT HOOD TEXAS
A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING As crews from the 124th
Ordnance Bn. and 142nd Signal Bn. inspect vehicles from units
of the 2d Armored Division at the Central Inspection Point. The
vehicles will be used by the Reserve and National Guard units
training this summer at North Fort Hood and Ft. Polk La.
(U.S. Army Photo by PFC Johnson)
In 2d Armored Division
For Site Support
Assistance in the form of a Post unit make a final inspec-
vehicle inspection and clearance
point is being given the Site Sup
port Groups by units of the 2d
"Hell on Wheels" in coopera
tion with Post Units has set up
a Central Inspection Point where
vehicles are being inspected and
shipped out to the 37th Armor at
North Fort Hood for use by the
Reserve and National Guard ele
ments training there this sum
mer. Also many of the vehicles
are heading southeast to Fort
Polk and the 67th Armor for use
by the Reserve and Guard units
who will be training there.
This inspection point which is
operating from the 502d MP motor
pool is made up of members of
the 124th Ordnance Bn. and the
142nd Signal Bn.
CWO John Wismann is in charge
of the operation.
Each unit of the Division turns
in at least one vehicle for use
by the Site Support groups at
North Fort and Ft. Polk.
According to Chief Wismann
the vehicles are inspected and
corrective measures taken by
members of the 124th Ordnance
team. Then in turn members of
the 185th Ordnance Battalion a
tion of ihe vehicles before they
are turned over to the Site Sup
It is the job of the 142nd
Signal Bn. to make sure that the
commo is "A-OK" for the train
ing mission of the units.
Overall the men at the Central
Inspection Point have inspected
400 inspected vehicles since April
Sgt. James Pope has been as
signed to A Co. 58th Infantry
2nd Armored Division as a squad
leader after having served with
the 3rd Infantry in Korea.
New CORVAIR MONZA CLUB COUPE
Here's the family man's sports car
Maj. Gen. Robert H. Booth
Chief of the Defense Atomic Sup
port Agency and Maj. Gen. H. C.
Donnelly commander of DASA's
Field Command at Sandia Base
N.M. will visit Killeen Base on
May 18 and 19.
The generals are scheduled to
arrive at Gray Air Force Base at
9:20 a.m. on the 18 and then de
part by helicopter to Fort Hood
for a brief visit with Maj. Gen.
Edward G. Farrand Fort Hood
and 2d Armored Division com
After returning to Killeen Base
Generals Booth and Donnelly will
be greeted by an honor guard of
Military Police Co. C. They will
then be given an orientation by
Col. L. Dow Adams KB command
er and members of his staff.
At noon the generals will meet
with Gen. Farrand and other mili
tary and c'vilian guests at the
Killeen Base Non-Commissioned
Officers Club for lunc'
That afternoon tihey will tour
installation facilities and will be
honored at a reception and dinner
that evening at the Killeen Base
Officers' Open Mess beginning at
Before departing for Gray AFB
and Dallas on the morning of the
19th Gen. Booth will give a short
talk to all officers assigned to Kil
Sgt. James Rea has been as
signed to A Co. 58th Infantry
2nd Armored Division after hav
ing served with the 7th Division
A Special Welcome to Central Texas' Finest
GILMORE & DAVIS
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from 2:00 until 6:00. You can buy fine furniture for the price
you expect to pay for ordinary furniture.
WE DEFINITELY SAVE YOU MONEY
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You'll find variety like this
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JET-SMOOTH CHEVROLETS nimble Corvairs the one-and-
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your Chevrolet dealer's. Thrifty full-sized Chev-
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Impalas six handy handsome wagons. Agile
sure-footed Corvair sedans and coupes and amily-
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your new car shopping in just one stop!
New 9-Passenger BROOKWOOD STATION WAGON
There are six Chevrolet wagons luxurious Nomads-each with cargo
from budget-wise Brookwoods to opening nearly 5 ft. across.
with bucket seats up front and the Corvair's air-cooled rear engine.
CHEVROLET'S GOT MORE OF WHAT IT TAKES
.. and that's why more people are
taking to it. That built-in Jet-smooth
ride for instance with Full Coil
suspension. Body by Fisher refine
See the new Chevrolets at your local authorized Chevrolet dealer's
Connell Chevrolet Co. Inc.
handling ease that stems from
Bel Air 2-Door Sedan
ments unmatched in Chevy's field.
And so many more things to like! No
wonder Chevrolet's the most popular
on the highway and buy-way!
KILLEEN TEXAS ME4-3136
Killeen CC Gets Safety Award
Killeen placed first in the State
of Texas in the National Inter-
Chamber of Commerce Fire Safe
ty Contest in their population
bracket according to the Cham
ber of Commerce of the United
States Washington D. C.
The community placed seventh
in the nation in the 20000 to 50000
population category. Muskegon
Michigan took top honors in that
bracket followed by Wausa Wis
The contest has been conducted
for 38 years to stimulate interest
in fire prevention. Entries are
judged by national fire prevention
experts on their fire loss records
for the year as compared with
the preceding five years and on
their fire safety program.
DRIVING TIP —Reckless driv-i
ing never determines who is right!
—only who is left. I
Friday May 121961
Mr. Fred Pool Executive Vice-
President of the East Texas
Chamber of Commerce accepted
the award in behalf of the Killeen
Chamber of Commerce at the
U. S. Chamber annual meeting
May 2 in Washington.
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