Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 48, Ed. 1 Friday, February 25, 1966 Page: 4 of 12
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Military Wears Many Hats
Last year while American forces fought in the Re
public of Viet Nam the U.S. military engaged in dozens
of other activities many related to long-term peaceful
In the Navy's Sealab II men lived in and under the
ocean for an extended period while only months later
two teams of military pilots met briefly in orbit over the
earth. Both of these projects dramatized the military's
role in research for the future.
When a hurricane made a destructive sweep through
the Gulf states last fall the military put on another hat
that of a trained and equipped disaster relief unit. All
branches of the armed forces poured men and equipment
into the area to assist those endangered by the storm and
help restore order.
Thousands of American men and women in uniform
serving outside the United States acted as roving am
bassadors of friendship for our government and the
American people. They were one of the major channels
of export of American ideals and goodwill.
The armed services have many missions. The few
examples cited here prove that fact. All are directed to
ward serving the American people. (AFPS)
The Veterans Affairs Office has reminded World
War II veterans that they must apply for Gl-guaranteed
or insured home loans before the July 25 deadline. Vet
erans' eligibility for loans has been expiring according to
a formula which adds 10 years to the date of a veterans'
last discharge from active wartime duty and one year for
each 90 days of service in the reserves.
The Army has announced that all personnel travel
ing to Thailand by commercial carrier must possess valid
passports before their departure. Only military personnel
traveling by military aircraft are exempt from passport
requirements in Thailand.
AITs Learn Skills
Of Fire Observer
High on Trapnell Point over
looking a broad plain twenty
five AIT'S (Advanced Indivi
dual Trainees) observed indirect
artillery fires on distant tar
gets. The 2nd AD trainees from
Headquarters and Service Bat
tery 6th Bn. 92nd Artillery
were getting their first practi-
1st AD NCOs
In BCT Training
The newest NCO's of the 1st
Armored Division's 2nd Brigade
are now completing an intensive
three week course which cov
ers all phases off a basic train
ing cycle. The 20 newest mem
bers of the "Helmsmen" cadre
a re he up to a
part in this course.
The 2nd Brigade recently
graduated one cycle of basic
trainees the 1st Bn. 13th Ar
mor with the most successful
results on the final proficiency
test of any battalion yet to com
plete training. The 1st Bn. 6th
Infantry is now completing the
sixth week of the training cycle
The 1st Bn. 13th Armor is ex
pecting another group of train
ees during the first part of next
The cadre course included
methods of instruction leader
ship drill and ceremonies phy
sical training and other subjects
related to basic combat train
ing. Lt. Henry L. Kelley was
the officer-in-charge of the cad
New G2 Officer
Capt. Robert M. Hattler is
the new Assistant Chief of Staff
(G2) of the 2nd Armored Di
vision. He replaced Lt. Col.
Samuel W. Murphey who has
become the new Assistant Chief
of Staff (G4) of the Hell On
Captain Hattler was previous
ly stationed in Seoul Korea
from July 1964 until August
1965 where he was Training Of
ficer (G3) at 8th U.S. Army
Headquarters. Previously he
served in the G2 Section of the
8 2 A or iv is on
Bragg N. C. after a short tour
After graduating from the
United States Military Academy
in 1958 Captain Hattler took
Airborne training in the Infan
try School at Fort Benning Ga.
He also completed the Advanc
ed Officers' Course at the U.S.
Army Armor School Fort Knox
First Armored Division sol
diers were awarded 741 Silver
Stars and 989 Bronze Stars for
combat heroism during World
Wherever you see this emblem...
cal exercise in "forward obser
Three elements are necessary
for an artillery unit to accom
plish its mission: the FO (for
FDC (fire direction center)
and the howitzers. The FO spots
an enemy target locates it on
the map and transmits this
"initial data" to the FDC. FDC
personnel convert this data into
the proper charge or amount
of powder and on the howitzer
adjustments are made of a
"traverse" (side movement)
and "elevation" (vertical move
ment) nature. Two howitzers
are fired and the FO sends
"corrections" to the FDC until
the target is engaged.
At the exercise on Trapnell
Point Battery Commander
Capt. John Halladay selected a
target on the impact area be
low and gave a trainee the
mission of locating it for the
FDC and then adjusting artil
lery fire on it.
Lt. William A. Revellese of
ficer-in charge of the FDC
noted that the trainees were ad
justing the artillery rounds to
ward the targets very well. He
explained that the twenty-five
trainees learning FDC proce
dures received the exercise at
the forward observation point
so that they could see the re
suits of their specialty and gain
a better appreciation of the to
tal operation of an artillery bat
Two 155-millimeter self-pro-
pelled howitzers from Foxtrot
Battery were used for the train
ing exercise. Safety Officer Lt
Michael R. Sadlon said 120 pro
re a or
HE (high explosive) shells were
armed with Fuze Quick and
Time and were fired approxi
mately four miles.
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The Voyager spacecraft due
to rendezvous with Mars in
1971 may be given an added
boost if the National Aeronau
tics and Space Administration
goes on with its consideration
of using the giant Saturn 5
for its takeoff. According to Dr.
Donald F. Burcham project
manager of the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory the new plan to use
the 7.5 million pound-thrust roc
ket will enable the United
States to cope far better with
the two outstanding problems
of the mission putting the
Voyager into orbit around Mars
and sending photos of the sur
face of the planet back to
earth. The Voyager's lifetime
in a Mars orbit is planned to
last six month.
Canada's satellite Alouette
II launched from Vandenberg
AFB Calif. Nov. 28 has been
detected and is being tracked
by Space Defense specialists of
the North American Air De
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Chapter Presents New
Award To BCT Trainers
The Hell On Wheels Chapter
of the 2nd Armored Division
Association made the first pre
sentations of its new award for
outstanding basic training cad-
remen last Friday to outstand
ing trainers of the 1st Bn.
Before a full battalion forma
tion Lt. Col. Billy L. Dixon
commander of the 78th pre
sented the award to men se
lected as best cadremen from
his battalion's three batteries.
The new aw&rd went to Sgt.
Frank Robertson of Los An
geles Calif. in Battery A. Sgt.
Johnny Almond of Murphy N.
C. was chosen best in Battery
while S-Sgt. Paul Leisman
took the honors in Battery C.
S an is an ha
Hudson N. J.
The awards were based on
results of the 78th's first basic
training cycle which was com
pleted several weeks ago. In
future weeks top cadremen
from other units who (are now
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engaged in training and who
have completed training cycles
will receive the awards. The
award will be given continuous
ly as long as basic training
lasts in the 2nd AD.
The men selected as best in
their units are given cigarette
names the date of the presen
tations the name of the local
2nd Armored Division Chapter
and the crests of the division
and the man's unit.
The Hell On Wheels chapter
is the local branch of the na
tionwide 2nd Armored Division
Association which works year
round to support the 2nd AD.
President of the local chap
ter is Lt. Col. Herbert F. Dick
son commander of the 1st Bn.
67th Armor. Division Comman
der Maj. Gen. John E. Kelly
is honorary president. The Hell
On Wheels chapter has 9000
members all members of the
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