Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, July 7, 1961 Page: 4 of 12
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Succeeds Col. Cochrane
Maj. Bell Takes
Maj. Bill Bell has assumed
command of the 142d Signal Bat
Maj. Bell a native of Kansas
has been with the battalion since
August of 1959 serving as assistant
Division Signal Officer. He ent
ered the service in February 1941
and spent his first year with an
infantry line company. He trans
ferred to a signal company in
1942 and was commissioned in
Shortly after receiving his com
mission he was assigned to a sig
nal battalion supporting the 5th
Air Force in the South-West Pa
He served in this Theater of
Operations during the remain
der of the war taking part in
five campaigns at New Guin-
Tonight is Charcoal Steak Night
on the patio of the Fort Hood Of
ficer's Open Mess with steaks
with all the trimmings cooked to
your special order.
Happy Hour reigns supreme
from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Saturday the Officer's Open
Mess is featuring George Nethery
and his Orchestra who will pro
vide the sound for an informal
dance in the ballroom from 9 p.m.
to 1 a.m.
Sunday is Oriental Buffet Time
from 6 to 8 p.m. in the ballroom
with dinner music throughout the
buffet. Free Post Nursery service
is available. A' special family
menu is offered every Sunday in
the dining room from 11:30 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
Wednesday is games night with
lots of prizes and fun in store for
Thursday will be marked with
good food the return of "Happy
Hour" and a Jam Session at the
Medical Annex Thursday night.
Happy Hour is from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Raymond Pickett of Troop A
12th Cavalry CCA 1st Armored
Division was recently promoted
Orginally from Shreveport La.
Sp-5 Pickett entered the service
in January 1953 and is a veteran
of the Korean Conflict.
He resides in Killeen with wife
and one child.
Mr. Miles suggests the
ladies come in and shop
where they are free from
high pressure solesmen.
ea the Philippines and Oki
nawa. At the end of the war
he joined the occupation forces
Returning to the states in No
vember 1945 he was assigned to
Tinker Field in Oklahoma fdr a
year as Crypto Security Officer
and then went to California where
he was on the staff of the Mili
tary Intelligence Service Language
School (now the Army Language
School) for the next five years.
In June 1951 he went overseas
again this time to Germany with
a Signal battalion as a company
commander and S-3 (Operations)
He came back to the States
In June of 1954 to serve as
Signal Advisor to the Missouri
National Guard. It was while
engaged at this assignment
that Maj. Bell was promoted
to his present rank in August
He went overseas a third time
in June 1957 as Signal Advisor
to the Chinese Nationalist Army
during the Red aggressions on
Formosa and Quemoy. He return
ed to the states in 1959.
Maj. Bell is presently residing
W a in it is
wife Glendora and their three
children Mike Tinker and Allen.
37th NCO Wives
Meet For Coffee
The home of Mrs. P. C. Camp
6320 Groff St. Chaffee Village
was the site of a coffee gathering
for members of the 37th Armor
NCO wives at 10 a.m. June 23.
New members welcomed at the
gathering were Mrs. W. James
Mrs. E. Hall and Mrs. W. Perry.
The July coffee and business
meeting will be held at Mrs. L.
H. Bergers' home 6210 Minue
Road Chaffee Village.
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BERLIN (AFPS) The Amer
ican serviceman stationed here is
in a ticklish spot. But one of the
dangers confronting him isn't so
apparent and it can lead to trou
ble if it isn't reckoned with.
That danger is the 103-mile bor
der that separates East and West
the Iron Curtain. It divides 28
miles of the city of Berlin and
runs for 75 miles between West
Berlin and East Germany.
Sgt. Leroy E. Piatt a mili
tary policeman takes two days
off every week from his regular
duties to perform a unique job. He
inspects and repairs the signs
that stand along the American
sector side of the border as a
warning to travelers.
Sgt. Piatt might be called the
Army's border watchdog. Under
his responsibility fall 50 miles of
boundary 16 of those with East
Berlin and 34 with East Germany
His chief concern is that all the
warning signs are standing and
are legible. The sergeant has 457
signs in the American sector to
care for and he says he must
replace about 25 every month.
"There's no pressure" Sgt. Pi
att reports. "It's the same as any
other duty. I get along pretty
well with the people on the other
side of the border. They always
watch us at work."
While West Berliners are free
to cross the city boundary into
East Berlin under international
agreement they stand a good
chance of being arrested if they
disregard the East German "zone
The signs in the city itself are
mainly to tell soldiers they're en
tering East Berlin. The ones along
the zone are to keep them out.
Soldiers can also get into trou
ble on Berlin's elevated railway.
If one should fall asleep and pass
his stop he could easily wind up
in Communist custody.
Sgt. Piatt isn't professionally
concerned wife the "el" however.
His worry is the network of signs
that lets the serviceman know
where he's going and where he
For 2 Companies
A double graduation ceremony
marked the end of another train
ing cycle for Companies A and
of the 58th Infantry 2d Arm
ored Division recently.
Lt. Col. Donald E. Eastlake
58th Infantry commanding officer
addressed the graduates and cadre
assembled for the ceremony and
congratulated cycle award win
Certificates of Achievement
were awarded to Pvts. Theodore
H. Roberts and Patrick B. Ken-
ney outstanding trainees of Co
and A respectively.
Sgt. Eugene A. Ashley was
named outstanding platoon serg
eant in Co. while Sgt. Simon S.
Vasquez took that award in Co. A.
Pvt. David R. Johnson of Co. A
received a trophy for his high
score during the cycles trainfire
Pvt. George Lacott has been
recently assigned to Company D
51st Infantry 2d AD. He came
here from Fort Knox Ky.
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The following guests were wel
comed during the social hour:
Col. and Mrs. Roy Lassetter Jr.
Col. and Mrs. Charles J. Girard
Lt. and Mrs. John W. Young Lt.
Robert M. Perry Mr. and Mrs
Gerald P. Spellman Mr. and Mrs.
Ronald A. Piperi Mr. and Mrs.
Charles H. Buckley Maj. Manuel
Torino from Buenos Aires Maj.
Hisoa Mitake from Nagoya Ja
pan and Maj. Shinzi Hondo from
Lt. Col. Ostner presented silver
DAVIS Born June 17 to SP-4 and
Mrs. Fred William Davis Co. B 58th
Inf. a daughter Mary Sue.
ALVA Born June 19. to Sgt. and
Mrs. Harry Ortega Alva Ponce de
Leon Hq Btry 3d Arty a son Jerome
Eugene Ortega Alva Ponce de Leon.
BURKE Born June 19 to 1st Lt. and
Mrs. John Francis Burke Btry B 3d
Arty a son John Francis.
KLEINSCHRODT Born June 20 to
SP-4 and Mrs. Dan Earl Kleinschrodt
697th Engr Co a son Donald Dean.
Born June 20 to SP-4 and
Mrs. Ralph Hall 518th QM Co a daugh-
te Patricia Ann.
DOMINGUEZ Born June 20 to Pfc.
and Mrs. German Luis Dominguez A
Trp 12th Cav a son Herman Luis.
RODGERS Born June 20 to SP4
and Mrs. Floyd James Rodgers Sr. Co
A 2d QM Bn a son Floyd James Jr.
GRIMES Born June 20 to Sp-4 and
Mrs. Charles Edward Grimes A Co 46th
Engr Bn a daughter Brenda Sue.
LUBOLD Born June 22 to Sfc. and
Mrs. Clair Robert Lubold Hq Co 51st
Inf a daughter Carol Ann.
CAMMISA Born June 23 to 28 Lt.
and Mrs. Francis Joseph Cammisa Jr.
Co B 12th Cav a son Mark Anthony.
BULOT Born June 23 to SP-5 and
Mrs. Charles Andre Bulot n. Dental
Det a son Charles Andre m.
WALL Born June 23 to Sgt. and
Mrs Lloyd George Wall Dental Det
a son. Daniel Albert.
MILLER Born June 24 to SP-4 and
Mrs. Tony Clayton Miller Hq Co 17th
Engr Bn a sn Billy Ray.
CANTU Born June 24 to Sgt. and
Mrs. Eliseo Cantu Jr. Hq Co 142d Sig
nal Bn a son Daniel.
BARNETT Born June 24. to Sfc. and
Mrs. Sam Barnett Jr. 502d Admin Co
a daughter Jeanetta Lou.
HEMPSMYER Born June 25. to Pvt.
and Mrs. Larry Densmore Hempsmyer
502d Avn Co a son Rusty Wayne.
TUFONO Born June 25 to Sgt. and
Mrs. Toalei Tufono Co C 51st Inf a
daughter Cinda Sa.
LENTZ Born June 25 to Sgt (Re
tired) and Mrs. Leon J. Lentz 602 Shady
Lane Copperas Cove a son. Jay How
LEWIS Born June 25 to Pfc. and
Mrs. Larry Lee Lewis. Hq & Hq Co 2d
AD. a son William Wayne.
GRAHAM Born June 25. to Sfc. and
Mrs. James Lawrence Graham Co B
58th Inf a daughter Patricia Christine.
BALDWIN Born June 26 to Sp-5 and
Mrs. Clarence Baldwin Co D. 1st Cav
a son Darryl Eugene.
NEEL Born June 26 to Sgt. and
Mrs. Francis Joseph Neel 649th QM Co.
a son George Stuart
Lt. Robert M. Perry received
a certificate of achievement from
Maj. Gen. Edward G. Farrand in
recognition of faithful and effi
cient service as the legal officer
of CCA 1st Armored Division
from June 10 1960 to June 30
1961. Lt. Perry planned and su
pervised the new CCA Court
Room and also wrote a pamphlet
on- the effects of a bad conduct
and dishonorable discharge.
THE ARMORED SENTINEL FORT HOOD TEXAS
PAINTING FOR NURSERY Mrs. Roy Lassetter right
presents an original painting by Mrs. H. G. Quackenbush to the
Child Care Center at a recent coffee honoring departing mem
bers of the Nursery Council. The painting was presented in
honor of Mrs. Edward Farrand. Council members who are
leaving or have left are Mrs. Farrand honorary president
Mrs. John J. Martin Nursery Supevisor Mrs. Jan Shiarella
Assistant Supervisor and Nursery School Supervisor and Mrs.
Donald Poorman Secretary. Shown above with the painting are
(left to right) Mrs. Jo Ann Wohlsatter new Assistant Nursery
Supervisor and School Supervisor Mrs. Shiarella Mrs. Far
rand Mrs. Martin Mrs. Charles Gibson new Nursery Super
visor and Mrs. Lassetter.
CCA 1st AD Social Notes
Sixth Artillery officers
wives bade farewell to their de
parting commander Lt. Col.
Charles F. Ostner and Mrs. Ost-
ner with a party in the Orient
Room of the Fort Hood Officer's
Open Mess on Friday evening
.goblets and bade farewell to Lt.
and and Mrs. Robert L. Jenks Lt. and
Mrs. Robert W. Knox Lt. and
Mrs. Donald M. Savage Lt. Nel
son M. Smith Jr. and Lt. Joseph
Lt. John Hagler presented
scrapbook to Col. Ostner who is
retiring this month and Maj.
Remus L. Jones presented a silv
er silent butler to the Ostners as
a farewell gift from the unit.
Inscribed plaques commemo
rating tthe activities of the bat
talion were presented to Col. Ost
ner and to Col. Girard deputy
commander of CCA who is
leaving for an assignment with
Department of the Army.
Offices Wives of the 13th Cav
alry met at the home of Mrs. Wal
ter C. Evans Wednesday June
28 for their regular monthly cof
Hostesses were Mrs. Evans
Mrs. James Ashworth and Mrs.
Baby shower gifts were given to
Mrs. Robert E. Helton and Mrs.
James Meadows. Mrs. William L.
Bellah was welcomed as a new
comer to the group.
First Cavalry officers and wives
honored Col. and Mrs. Charles J.
Girard at a farewell party in
their honor in the Occident Room
of the Fort Hood Officer's Open
Mess on July 1.
During the social hour Lt. Col.
John S. Howland welcomed
guests Col. and Mrs. Roy L. Las
setter Jr. Mr. and Mrs. E. J.
Meyers and new arrivals Lt. and
Mrs. John McGinnis.
Col. Howland then introduced
Lt. Col. Carl T. Johnson depart
ing battalion commander who ex
tended the best wishes of the
group to Col. and Mrs. Girard
and expressed the gratitude of
the Black Hawks to Col. Girard
for his assistance and guidance.
On behalf of the 1st Cavalry
Col. Johnston presented a hand
carved wooden plaque to Col. Gi
rard. The plaque bore his name
1st Cavalry crest and engraved
The monthly CCA Headquarters
luncheon will be on Monday July
17 at the Fort Hood Officer's Open
Mess. For reservations call Mrs.
Wilbert A. Simpson at OV 5-6931
or Mrs. John S. Dahl at ME 4-7553
by Friday July 14.
1st Cavalry Has Party For
Departing Commander Wife
The First Cavalry bid farewell
to departing commander Lt. Col.
Carl T. Johnston and Mrs. John
ston with a party at the Officer's
Open Mess June 28.
Thanksgiving was the theme of
the affair with the menu featur
ing Thanksgiving fare planned to
express the feeling of thanks of
the officers and wives to the de
Col.. Johnston welcomed Capt.
and Mrs. George P. Chavez Lt.
and Mrs. Bob E. Shamberger Lt.
and Mrs. Dave R. Palmer and Lt.
and Mrs. Ronald R. Kellim as
A silver baby cup was present
ed to Lt. and Mrs. Michael M.
Collins and farewells were said
to Capt. and Mrs. Guy D. McCoy
and Capt. and Mrs. James N.
Maj. Sellers B. Brown Jr. made
the farewell presentation consist
ing of an album of pictorial
events spanning the seven months
that Col. Johnston commanded
the unit and a hand carved wood
en plaque bearing the battalion
crest. Mrs. Brown presented Mrs.
Johnston with an orchid corsage
and an engraved silver tray from
the ladies of the battalion..
One of the highlights of the
evenings was the sounding of the
Cub Pack 223
At Monthly Meet
Numerous awards were present
ed during the recent monthly
pack meeting of Cub Scout Pack
223 at the Rancier Junior High
School. Nominees for advance
ments were presented by Cub-
master C. W. Fenton.
Badges of rank were presented
by Committeemen Jack Matthews
and Sam Merrill.
Recipients of Wolf badges were
John Shearer George Paul and
Advanced to Bear rank were
Jimmy Rodriguez Ricky Luper
N or an el el an
Lion badges went to Jim Barr
Durwood Ray Kenneth Madden
and Bobby Nieman while Webe-
los badges went to Charles Stou-
demire and Lloyd Bennett.
Receiving gold arrow points
were George Dishon Sam For-
he S or he N a
Heltzel Bruce Messer Dennis
Sterry Michael Vaught Michael
a a a a a
a an in a
Silver arrow points went to
George Dishon Dwayne Blansit
Sam Forsythe Steve Forsythe
Bruce Messer Lee Brittin Larry
Day Kenneth Wells Paul Hol-
comb Gerald Fannin and Ken
neth Madden. One year pins were
awarded Daniel Smith and Spen
A two year pin was preseted
to Jim Barr. Thomas Crosswhite
received a denner badge and
Spencer Swope an assistant den
Parent attendance streamers
were earned by Dens 4 6 8 and
Entertainment for the evening
was furnished by Dens 8 and
who presented a program of
dances and rituals of the Indians
native to Southwest America. The
program culminated nearly eight
weeks of practice and training
under the supervision of the Den
Mothers. The Cubs were in ap
propriate Cub attire for the pro
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Childs of Troop A 12th Cavalry
and the appearance of 1st Sgt.
Fred R. Mabe and SFC William
S. McClung of Hq. Co. 1st Cav.
dressed as soldiers of the old
horse cavalry days.
The duo were resplendent in
riding boots and breeches Sam
Brown belts and campaign hats.
They presented Col. Johnston
with a horse blanket emblazoned
with the battalion crest from the
officers and NCOs of Hq. and Hq.
Co. Col. and Mrs. Johnston ex
pressed their appreciation for
these mementos and for the co
operation of all those associated
with the 1st Cavalry.
Mrs. Royall Melville provided
the background music with piano
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with the 3rd Armored Division in
Gelnhausen Germany before re
•A farewell luncheon for Col.
Charles J. Girard departing dep
uty commander of CCA 1st Arm
ored Division was held July 5 at
Sponsored by the command's
general staff officers and its bat
talion commanders the luncheon
was highlighted by the presenta
tion of the Army Commendation
Medal to Col. Girard by CCA
Commander Col. Roy Lassetter.
The distinguished award honored
Col. Girard for his outstanding
service as deputy commander of
CCA from July 1960 to June 1961.
Farewell momentos consisting
of a plaque containing unit crests
all present CCA units and a
scrapbook were also presented to
Col. and Mrs. Girard.
1st Armored Farewell Tea
Honors Mrs. Charles Girard
A recent 1st Armored Division
tea honored Mrs. Charles J. Gi
rard who is departing this week
with her husband for duty in
Washington D. C. Thirteenth Ca
valry officer's wives hosted the
A styrofoam replica of the Cap
itol dome surrounded with pink
and white chrysanthemums tube
roses blu delphiniums and lighted
blue tapers was the center of at
traction at the serving table.
Members of the planning com
mittee included Mrs. Jay Carpen
ter Mrs. John Greenway who
fashioned the attractive center
piece Mrs. Donald Ruby and
Mrs. Frederick Filbert.
Guests included Mrs. James F.
Hollingsworth Mrs. Robert Q.
Brown Mrs. John L. Clark and
Mrs. Weldon L. Whitis sister of
Mrs. James Ashworth.
Mrs. Roy Lassettr Jr. welcom
ed newcomers to the division and
announced that there will be a 1st
AD benefit bridge September 12.
She expressed the appreciation
of the group for the invaluable
assistance and friendship that
Mrs. Girard had offered during
the past year and presented her
with a silver chafing dish.
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Friday July 71961
On June 29 and 30 Mrs. Arren
C. Buchanan Neighborhood Chair
man of the Fort Hood Girl Scout
Neighborhood attended the Texas
Youth Civil Defense Advisory
Council conference in San Anton
io. Mrs. Buchanan was the adult
sponsor for the two Senior Girl
Scouts who attended the confer
ence as delegates from Region
IX of the Girl Scouts of Ameri
The 1961 Day Camp closed the
regular Brownie Scout and Girl
Scout activities for the 1960-1961
season. Parents are asked to pick
up their daughters' records at
the Scout office in Bldg. 325
(Youth Center) if they leave Fort
Hood during the summer months.
The Scout office is open from
7:30 to 11:30 AM Monday through
The Fort Hood Girl Scout Neigh
borhood is making plans for the
1961-1962 school year and wel
comes Mrs. James A. Brewer as
Troop Organizer. Enrollments for
girls who wish to be in troops will
be taken beginning August 1. Any
adult who is interested in Scout
ing may call the Scout office (OV
5-5539) or Mrs. Brewer (OV5-
5858) at any time. Nursery care
and training will be available to
all adult volunteers.
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