Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 15, Ed. 1 Friday, July 21, 1961 Page: 1 of 10
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The Joint Annual Army
Emergency Relief and Army
Relief Society Fund Raising
Campaign with a goal this
year of $14258.10 will begin
here on July 25 and will run
through Sept. .9
Army Emergency Relief is
the Army's way of taking
care of its own. Assistance is
rendered on a personal basis
in response to a genuine need
beyond an individual's ability
Elements of the 35th Engi
neer Group with attachments pro
vided logistical support for Army
and Air Force personnel assigned
tc duty at the ranch for the
preparation for arrival of
the heads of state began
Thursday July 13 when the
35th Support Group reported
to the LBJ ranch.
A tent city was established a
few thousand yards from the
main ranch house. An out-of-doors
shower unit was enjoyed by sol
diers and civilians to wash away
the hot Texas sun
§j|l Army helicopters were used for
transportation to and within the
LBJ ranch. The Vice-President
and his party made an aerial tour
of. the ranch using the "choppers"
for a closer look at the vast acre-
On Sunday June 16 Maj.
Gen. W. H. S. Wright com
manding general of Fort Hood
and the 3d Armored Division
was a guest of the Vice-Presi-
dential party. He and Mrs.
Wright enjoyed the barbecue
and heard the world leaders.
Sitting at the table of honor in
front of the speaker's stand was
the United State's top military
man Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Lt. Gen. Donald P. Booth com-
Plan Arms Show
Combat-ready troops of CCA
1st Armored Division will have
an opportunity to show their skill
as members of the "fire-brigade"
forces on July 26 when they team
together to present a combined
arms demonstration for ROTC
cadets who are winding up their
six-week summer camp at Fort
The three-phase demonstration
of organization mobility and fire-
power of a STRAC armored rifle
company will give the cadets a
big picture of their summer train
ing. Each individual facet of the
training will be viewed by the
The only STRAC armored rifle
battalion in the continental U. S.
the 6th Infantry will carry the
main role. It will be supported
by cavalry artillery aviation
and engineer troops of CCA.
Following the three-hour demon
stration the cadets will view dis
plays of weapons equipment and
soldiers integral to
June SOM Get
Two June Soldiers of the Month
recently got a bonus a Texas-type
Sgt. Byron K. Holdren and PFC
Frederick C. Ivor Campbell
of the 53d Signal Bn. and Hq.
Co. 66th Armor respectively re
ceived a pair of boots each in
directly from Mr. R. C. Bullock
manager of the Sta-Dri Boot Com
pany of Killeen.
to meet a critical situation.
Money is loaned but may
be granted to Army person
nel or their dependents to
meet emergencies or other
The Army Relief Society a
separate organization assists
only widows and orphans of
Army personnel. Assistance
may be on a continuing basis
to include scholarships for or
During 1960 $94054 was
The United States Army with
units from Fort Hood was on
hand last weekend when the Vice-
President of the United S at es
Lyndon B. Johnson entertained
the President of Pakistan Ayub
Khan at his ranch.
VOL. 19 NO. 15 FORT HOOD TEXAS FRIDAY JULY 21 1961
manding general Fourth United
States Army was another guest at
the Texas style reception.
Military units from Fort Hood
returned here Monday.
A highlight in the two weeks
summer encampment of the 916th
Surgical Hospital an Arkansas
Army reserve unit took place
yesterday as a dozen Little Rock
citizens arrived at Fort Hood to
observe the 'citizen soldier in
The group consisting of mem
bers of the medical profession and
affiliates with hospitals in the
Little Rock Arkansas au:ea were
escorted by Capt. James H.
Moore XIX U. S. Army Corps
and arrived aboard a C-47 at the
Fort Hood airstrip ait 11 a.m.
The 'citizen soldiers' totaling 66
enlisted men a WAC two nurses
and 17 officers are putting into
practice the classroom instruc
tions received at the U.S. Army
Reserve Training Center during
the past 11 months.
The 916th commanded by
Lt. Col. R. W. Reigler has
among attached units the
887th and the 307th (USAR)
Medical Detachments of Lit
tle Rock and the 307th (USAR)
Fort Bliss Texas.
Upon arrival at Fort Hood Maj.
Melvin F. Cunningham USAH
escorted the group to the camp
site where they were officially
welcomed by the USAR Com
mander. Following a luncheon
with the troops in the field where
a 120 bed hospital was set-up and
operating under simulated battle
field conditions the group ob
served the evacuation and deliv
ery of patients via helicopter
a highly effective system used
during the Korean conflict.
The group was made up of the
(See ARKANSAS Page 2)
Mr. Bullock presented the boots
to Post and 2d Armored Division
commander Maj. Gen. W. H. S.
Wright who in turn presented
them to the two soldiers in a cere
mony last Friday. Other guests at
the presentation were Mr. Roy
.Smith and Mr. Dan Manfull of
Army Emergency Relief Fund Drive
m.. a _i a x- j. :j_- -i x- a MAnfiau hu Mai. Gen. Lt. Frank E. Ruggles Her.. of the Armv and fhpir H=
loaned or granted to Army
personnel or dependents in the
form of medical dental or
hospital expenses non re
ceipt of pay or allowances
initial rent loss of personal
funds plus funeral expenses.
A committee headed by Lt.
Col. Louis A. Allen Jr. will
hold a briefing tomorrow at
Theater No. 1 to make final
preparations for the drive
which was officially kicked
WASHINGTON (AFPS) -Pres
ident John F. Kennedy has or-
dred a reexamination of U. S.
military strength in light of Soviet
threats to disposess the West of
its rightful presence in Berlin.
The review of Cie nation's de
fense posture also follows close
ly Premier Khrushchev's an
nouncement that the Soviet Union
is postponing a planned 1200-
000-man reduction in armed
off last Monday by Maj. Gen.
W. H. S. Wrigh Post and
2d Armored commander who
made the initial contribution*
Members of the committee
include Maj. Robert S. Smith
Hq. Co. 2d Armored Divi
sion Capt. Robert W. Scrib-
ner' Hq. Co. Killeen Base
Capt. Samuel B. Bannister
Hq. and Hq. Co. Special
Troops Capt. Michael Costino
35th Engr. Gp. Lt. Lee
G. P. Poe 185th Ord. Bn.
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INFORMAL CHAT Maj. Gen. W. H. S. Wright commanding general of Fort Hood and
the 2d Armored Division stops for a talk with Lt. Gen. Donald P. Booth Fourth United States
Army commander. The general officers were guests of the Vice-President at his ranch near
Johnson City. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Greer)
forces strength and is increasing
by one third its military spend-
The reappraisal was announced
by Secretary of Defense Robert
S. McNamara following a con
ference between the Chief Exe
cutive and his principal military
and diplomatic advisers.
"Immediately upon taking
office" Mr. McNamara said
"President Kennedy instructed
Gen. Brown To Retire
Ceremonies Review Planned
Brig. Gen. Robert Q. Brown commander of 2d Armored
Division Artillery will bring his 30 years of military service
to a close at a retirement ceremony and review in his honor
at Sadowski Field on July 31.
The parade will include all units of the 2d Armored with
the exceptions of the 37th and 67th Armors. The general's
honor guard will be supplied by DivArty.
A reception honoring Gen. and Mrs. Brown will be held
at the Officers' Open Mess at 6:30 p.m. the evening of
the 31 st.
Following his retirement Gen. Brown will be associated
with the American Machine and Foundry Co. of Denver
TANK SUBSTITUTE M-Sgt. Paul Burkett Hq. Co. 35th Armor 2d Armored Division
demonstrates his training aid a mock-up. of the drivers compartment in an M-48 tank. This
devise has been put into effect by the 35th to alleviate for the cramped quarters in the actual
tank. This way the A.I.T. tankers can observe operation methods while another man is in
the saddle. Sgt. Burkett is the 35th motor sergeant. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Greer)
Lt. Frank E. Ruggles Hq.
CCA 1st Armored Division
Lt. Robert H. Sholly Hq.
USA Garrison Lt. Jimmy R.
Norris Hq. Co. 2d Armored
Division Capt. Rudolph M.
Eichorn Hq. USA Garrison.
The Army Emergency Re
lief was authorized by the
Secretary of War and was
incorporated as a permanent
organization on Feb. 5 1942
to collect and hold funds or
relieve distress of members
me to insure the United States
sufficient military power to
protect the nation meet its
commitments to its allies in
NATO and discharge its obliga
tions to the United Nations."
Steps have been taken to build
up both the nuclear and non-nu
clear strength of the Armed
Forces the Secretary went on as
a result of the first of three
studies of the military establish
ment since Jan. 20 and of the
fiscal year 1962 budget.
The Kennedy administration has
made two changes in the defense
budget originally proposed by
President Eisenhower for the fiscal
year which began July 1 add
ing nearly $3 billion for a total
of $43 billion in new military ap
propriations. The budget is pre
sently before the Senate Appro
Mr. McNamara termed the
Administration's additions to
the budget "inescapable in the
face of the aggressive atmos
phere in the East and nearer
The Secretary's statement point
ed out that the earlier plan to re
duce Soviet force levels was greet
ed by the world as an encourag
ing omen. Referring to the
Soviet Premier's abandonment of
the" plan Mr. McNamara said
"Nothing that has developed in the
United States or the free world
calls for increa?' militarism.
"On the contrary" the Secre
tary continued "the United States
(See DEFENSE Page 2)
Claims Tiny Title
A four-man unit in CCA 1st
Armored Division has laid claim
to the title of "Smallest Unit on
The 43d Chemical Detachment
attached to CCA has an autho
rized strength of four enlisted men
and one officer. It is presently 20
per cent understrength having
only three EM.
Its mission is to operate the
radiological center examine eval
uate and identify all CBR agents
maintan the plot of radiolotical
contaminants from the explosion
of nuclear weapons and provide
support for all CBR training with
in the command.
Picture on Page 10
Operated like any normal-sized
company the detachment is com
manded by Capt. Richard M. Mc-
SFC Willie G. Vanarsdale is
the first sergeant with additional
duties as TI reenlistment and
training NCO while Sgt. Earl E.
Paxton is the computer-plotter
with additional duties as supply
motor and safety NCO.
PFC William F. Martz is com
pany clerk mail clerk and driv
of the Army and their depend
Command support is essen
tial to the success of this
fund raising campaign. This
support is particularly desir
able during a campaign to
raise funds which will be
used exclusively for the ben
efit of members of the Army
and their dependents (Army
Emergency Relief) and
widows and orphans of mem
bers of the Army (Army Re
22 Pages In Two Sections
North Fort Hood will host the third division sized summer
training unit next week when the 36th Infantry Division (ARNG)
arrives here Sunday.
The T-Patchers who have been training at Fort Hood every
year since World War II except for the Korean War years will
again put in a solid two weeks of intensive field training.
At Fort Sam
Maj. Gen William H. S. Wright
post and 2d Armored Division
commander is on hand at Fort
Sam Houston today as Headquar
ters Fourth Army plays host to
six civilian aides of Secretary of
the Army Elvis Stahr at a con
ference which began yesterday.
Attending are Fred Korth Fort
Worth US Army civilian aide at
large James H. CLendening Fort
Smith for Arkansas Hiram M.
Dow Hosweliy for New Mexico
Dean A. McGee Oklahoma City
for Oklahoma Benjamin H. Woot-
en Dallas for Texas and Chris
P. Fox El Paso for West Texas.
A reception followed by a din
ner at the Fort Sam Houston Of
ficers Open Mess was given for
the visitors Thursday evening.
Lt. Gen. Donald P. Booth Four
th Army commander gave "the
welcoming remarks at Friday's
meeting in the Main conference
room at Headquarters Fourth Ar
The aides were then briefed on
Fourth Army organization instal
lations missions training organi
zation of National Guard and Re
serve Forces and information ob
jectives of the US Army.
The aides are civilian advisors
for their states and areas. Their
spheres of interest include inter
preting the Army's mission and ob
jectives to the community and
interpreting to the Secretary the
views of the people across the
country in matters of mutual in
Certificates for performance and
suggestions were presented last
week to 21 civilian employees of
Post Ordnance by Col. F. B.
Goodwin Post Ordnance Officer.
Those receiving Outstanding
Performance Ratings were: Fred
M. Vance Anne B. Williford
Clyde James and Nellie G. Ivey.
Recipients of Performance
Award Certificates for Sustained
Superior Performance were:
Nellie G. Ivey Joe F. William
son Sherrill E. Isdale Earl E.
Christy Melvin J. Collins
Charles E. Baird George E. John-
soil Fowler M. Poe James P.
Pittman Robert A. Knight. JameS
A. Brown Leighton E. Roberts
and Curtis M. Hein.
The following received Sugges
tion Award Certificates: D. L.
Herbert Frederick Green Weldon
L. Marshall James O. Fletcher
and Clarice E. Hickerson
As of Friday Morning
This Time Last Year
Headquartered at Austin
the T-Patchers represent over
100 Texas cities and exceed
9000 in strength.
Convoys will be pouring into
the North Fort Hood tent-city all
They will be met by some ad
vance units of their division
which have been here since July
They are the 2d M.T.B.
124th Armor 1st Recon. Sq.
124th Armor and the 36th
Inf. Brigade Headquarters.
Maj. Gen. Carl L. Phinney
division commander who is no
stranger to North Fort Hood will
be putting the Guardsmen through
Assisting him as second in com
mand the division is Brig. Gen.
Everett S. Simpson who also acts
as the Brigade commander.
Both of these general offi
cers held the same commands
last year when the 36th was
The unit will begin it's actual
training Monday July 24. Their
training will include small arms
firing and other small unit com
The T-Patchers are scheduled to
conclude their summer training
on August 5.
1 t7sFor 1
Two master sergeants from the
Rod and Gun Club have been hav
ing "a quail of a time" the last
few months getting fields on the
Fort Hood reservation ready for
the hunting season this winter.
Francis Hudson on loan to the
club from the 46th Engr. Bn. and
Curtis Knight the club's director
realized last March that the quail
population was dying out rapidly
and something had to be done.
With the help of local biolo
gists Knight and Hudson started
a game and management pro
gram aimed at maintaining and
increasing the quail population for
the December hunting season.
The Rod and Gun Club do
nated $5000 worth of equip
ment for the project including
a tractor disc plow and pick
With the necessary equipment
at their disposal Knight and Hud
son went to work preparing 75
fields with a variety of grain
feed. The fields encompass an
area of one-half to two acres.
Twenty one of the fields have
been fenced off to prevent cattle
from eating the grain.
Sgt. Hudson a strong suntan
ned man who knows his game
management from years of study
and practical work in Alaska
talked about the work done in the
past four months:
"There is a military regu
lation that requires military
personnel to manage game
.forestry and1 soil conservation.
We saw the need to create
more food and shelter for the
decreasing quail population so
we started the program.
The sergeants visited Fort Sill
and Fort Knox to study the game
management programs already in
operation. Then they set their
own plan into operation.
Among the grains planted here
are German millet milo and
maze and peas.
There are still problems for
maintaining the fields. The fields
were fenced off to prevent cattle
from entering but jackrabbits are
a problem and have ruined some
fields. Grasshoppers and ants
FIRST DONATION The Army Emergency Relief fund drive got its first donation a little
early this year when Maj. Gen. W. H. S. Wright traded a ten-dollar bill for a handshake from Lt.
David Herndon at Post Headquarters. The drive opens officially on Tuesday.
36th Infantry Due Here
For Summer Training
CAPE CANAVERAL Fla.
America's second Astronaut Virgil
I. (Gus) Grissom is now sched
uled to rocket through a sub
orbital space flight sometime this
His flight in the Freedom Bell
capsule was previously scheduled
for both Tuesday and Wednesday
of this week but both shots were
cancelled when clouds obscured
the launching area.
Grissom was only 10 min
utes and 30 seconds from
blast-off Wednesday when the
man-in-space shot was called
off. He had spent three hours
and 22 minutes when the can
cellation came. It was another
35 minutes before he came
The 155-pound Air Force cap
tain admitted that he was dis
appointed that the flight didn't
If today's flight comes off as
planned Grissom will rocket
through space at the speed of a
bullet after leaving the Cape. He
will probably go higher than
Navy Cmdr. Alan Shepard went
Quail Getting Helping Hand
From Rod & Gun Sergeants
are also a major problem. Hudson
noted that German millet has
been the most successful so far.
In addition to providing
food for the quail the gaime
management program has
sought out methods for provid
ing natural cover for the game
(bird. Foxes coons bobcats
and mountain lions are quail-
eaters and the bird needs an
adequate amount of cover to
hide from these swift preda
Hudson and Knight learned that
the best coverage is a half-cut
tree but high brush is also ac
The program is mainly for quail
preservation at the present time
POST LIBF" -v
For Space Flight
on his flight some two months
ago because the rocket's angle
has been changed slightly.
During the flight he will
hit a top speed of 4900 miles
per hour and will zoom 290
miles downrange. The whole
thing will be over 15 min
utes after "zero."
Cmdr. Shepard will be in the
block-house and in constant radio
voice contact with Grissom
throughout the ride.
As was the flight of Shepard
Grissom's quick trip is being cov
ered by radio and television from
the first preparations to his land
ing in the Carribean.
Grissom's view of the earth
below him will be more
impressive than Shepard's be
cause a 19-inch picture win
dow has been installed over
the instrument panel.
Grissom has also been given
fewer jobs to do so that he will
be able to study the earth.
Ability to pick 9ut earth land
marks will be vital to controlled
landings of advanced-type space
ships in the future.
but turkeys and doves also bene
Quail are a lot harder to count
than deer but Sgt. Hudson makes
the tally periodically. "The way
we do it is to count the male
whistle. These are bobwhite quail
and they have a distinct whistle.
We set off the areas by placing a
yellow disc on a tree trunk and
counting the quail whistles in that
And so because two master ser
geants realized last March that
a problem had to be solved and
did something about it when the
season starts in December many
hunters will be coming home with
a smile a whistle and a earful
SHINE IT UP!—SFC Edward W. Griffin Hq. Co. 2d Armored
Division puts a high shine on the Commanding General's Sports
Participation and Achievement Trophy that was awarded to
Division Troops Saturday morning. Headquarters Co. will dis
play the trophy before passing it on to other companies with
in Troops. (U.S. Army Photo by PFC Schefter)
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