Hellcat News, (Camp Barkeley, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 4, Ed. 1, March 2, 1944 Page: 1 of 8
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VOLUME 2, NUMBER 4
CAMP BARKELEY, TEXAS
2 MARCH, 1944
Two Cited For
Saving Life Of
WOJG Raymond R. Richard-
son, Service Company, and Cpl
Roy E. Doherty, Jr., "B" Com-
pany, 23rd Tank Battalion, last
week received commendations
from Major General Carlos Brew-
er, commanding general of the
12th, for saving the life of Pfc.
Gordon E. Lamb.
By immediately applying arti-
ficial respiration to Lamb, who
was found slumped over the tur-
ret of his tank in the motor park,
16 December 1943, they were
credited with saving the soldier's
life. It was said that Lamb, a
tank driver, was overcome by car-
bon monoxide poisoning, immedi-
ately following a road march.
In his commendation to the
warrant officer, General Brewer
"Clear, quick thinking such as
you displayed on this occasion
is an important quality of a well-
trained officer and a strong indi-
cation that you will be successful
in combat. The skillful manner
in which you averted a possible
tragedy reflects much credit upon
you and your organization."
To Cpl Doherty, who was near-
by at the time and assisted Rich-
ardson in applying artificial res-
piration, the General wrote:
" you proved yourself cap-
able of efficient action under pres-
sure The excellent manner in
which you reacted to a very crit-
ical emergency is a credit to your
organization and the service."
'Hellcat News' Goes
On The Air Tonight
Beginning tonight, the "Hell-
cat News" goes on the air.
The 12th Armored Division will
present a 15-minute news broad-
cast over station KRBC, Abilene,
from 1845 to 1900.
The program is under the direc-
tion of T-5 Claude G. Mendel,
Special Service office, who will
announce the program.
Feature Hellcat division and
general army news will make up
the quarter hour broadcast.
Tonight's broadcast marks the
first in a regularly scheduled ser-
ies that will be presented each
Thursday night at 1845.
Another Furlough, No Kiddin'?
You won't have to see the chaplain about that next furlough,
soldier, just consult your bulletin board as these men of Division
Headquarters Company are doing. Advance posting of furlough eli-
gibles is included in the new Division policy on those valued "vaca-
Alabama Singer To
Warble Revue Tune
"Regimental Rose" will be one
of the talked-about songs in the
big Division Musical Revue sche-
duled for early April showing in
Theatre No. 1. Lyrics were writ-
ten by Capt. Boni V. Bloom and
original music by Sgt. Johnnie
"Regimental Rose" is only one
of many original numbers colla-
borated on by Capt. Bloom and
Sgt. Neill. It is
ed that several
of the songs
will be whistl-
ed around camp
long after the
revue, "H e 11 -
cat Holiday," is
Chosen to sing "Regimental
Rose" is Miss Belle Brown, the
featured star of the performance.
Miss Brown, who comes from Ala-
bama and who attended the Uni-
versity there, was always active
in college productions and has
sung with various orchestras. It
so happens that she is crazy about
tanks, which makes her automat-
ically a top-notch rooter for the
12th. She's easy on the eyes and
(Continued on Page 8)
714th Tk Bn Returns
To 12th Family Fold
The 714th Tank Battalion, com-
manded by Lt. Col. Bernard A.
Kosicki, has returned to The Hell-
cat Division family fold.
Formed from a nucleus of the
old third battalion of the 44th
Armored Regiment at the conclu-
sion of Tennessee maneuvers, the
714th has been stationed at Fort
Jackson, S. C. The unit arrived
at Camp Barkeley late last week,
bringing its own equipment, and
is temporarily quartered in Bar-
Col. Kosicki came from the 14th
Armored Division to take com-
mand of the 714th.
The HELLCAT NEWS wel-
comes the 714th back into the 12th
An article in a Munich news-
paper praises Gen. Eisenhower's
personality and ability without a
single disparaging comment. It
describes him as a man with a
"great will" and as a man "whom
his countrymen would call a he-
BUY WAR BONDS
Cycle In View
For 12th Men
"When can I take a furlough,
Sergeant?" is a typical question
asked by every man in the Hell-
cat division at one time or an-
If the sergeant is "on the ball"
he will be able to tell each man
pretty close to the date when he
can expect his next furlough.
According to the latest informa-
tion from the office of Maj. Gen.
Carlos Brewer, the new furlough
policy is in effect and men will be
given a second "vacation with
pay" provided each soldier in a
unit has had a furlough, or indi-
cated his lack of desire to take
one, since maneuvers.
Each company will maintain a
chart showing the dates of each
soldier's last furlough, and a list
of men due to depart on furlough
will be posted on the company
bulletin board at least seven days
prior to the beginning date of the
earliest furlough. Priority will be
given to the men longest without
either a regular or emergency
The number of men authorized
to be absent on furlough will be
calculated on a basis of 7%of the
assigned strength less one vacancy
per company reserved in a battal-
ion pool for emergency furloughs,
and not more than the resulting
figure authorized to be absent at
any one time.
Now, soldiers, if you i.uve to
(Continued on Page 8)
Dick Young Wins First
Round Bout at Chicago
Cpl. Dick Young, 12th Armored
Division and Texas Golden Gloves
middleweight boxing champion,
won his initial bout in the Tour-
nament of Champions at Chicago
Tuesday night, taking a three-
round decision from Pvt. Connie
Goeringer, Memphis, Tenn.
Other Texas entrants in the
heavier classes also won first
round bouts. O. W. Ott, Naval
aviation cadet who decisioned
Sgt. Bill McHugh, Hellcat heavy-
weight champ, in the semi-finals
at Fort Worth, had much less
trouble scoring a technical knock-
out over Arnold McAlphine, Kan-
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