Hellcat News, (Camp Barkeley, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 4, Ed. 1, March 2, 1944 Page: 5 of 8
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2 March, 1944
2 March, 1944
ory In Army
listment in the grade of private
had been received. The need for
quick organization of the battal-
ion was so great that the task of
assigning ratings according to
skill was left until later.
Of the 1,195 men applying 678
were selected to form the 12th
Maintenance Battalion, which be-
came a nucleus for the 12th Ar-
The men began to arrive at
Camp Perry, Ohio, during July,
1942. Seven weeks were spent at
Camp Perry in basic training, fol-
lowing which 120 men left to
form the cadre of the 3rd Battal-
ion, 303rd Ordnance Regiment.
The remainder, joined by 400 ad-
ditional men, left for Camp Camp-
bell, Ky., arriving on September
Today approximately one-half
of the membership of the 134th
Ordnance Maintenance Battalion
are International Harvester men.
In a general order issued on the
battalion's first anniversary, 348
men of the organization were
authorized to wear the Good Con-
duct medal. This was almost all
of those eligible to wear the me-
dal on the basis of time served.
The medal may be worn by sol-
diers who have been in the Army
at least a year and whose conduct
during that time has been exemp-
The second division gyro-stabi-
lizer school conducted by F. P.
Walter, representative of the Wes-
tinghouse Manufacturing Com-
pany, will end tomorrow. All day
classes were held with one me-
chanic from each company and
battery having light or medium
tanks in attendance. Twenty-
three men are attending the all
Pfc. J. Camarata To
Be "Average Soldier"
After a long process of elimina-
tion, following the compiling and
tabulations of figures from the
Personnel Records of the 66th Ar-
mored Infantry Battalion, Sgt.
Carl Cash has revealed the
name of the "Average Soldier"
of the battalion.
This average soldier is Pfc.
Jasper Camarata, Hq Co. Ac-
cording to the sergeant the aver-
age man of the battalion, Camara-
ta, may be described as follows:
age, 22; height, 5 feet 7i/2 inches;
weight, 151; education, one year
high school; weekly civilian in-
come. $40; insurance, $10,000;
War Bond Allotment, $6.25. His
scores on the Army General Clas-
sification, Mechanical Aptitude,
and Radio Operators Aptitude
Tests, were withheld under the
guise of "military secrets."
Close on the heels of Camarata
were Pfc George C. Bonhag, "B"
Co, and Pfc Julius Emmi, "C" Co.
The selection of these men was
made from the following statis-
tics, which the three men men-
tioned above most closely resem-
ble: age, 25; height, 5 feet 8 inches;
weight 150; education, 2 years
high school; weekly income prior
to enlistment, $26.81; insurance
$8,650; War Bond allotment, $7-
Shortly after completing this
self imposed punishment Sgt
Cash left the infantry for another
outfit at Camp McCain, Mississip-
ATTEND MALARIA CLASSES
All units of the division attend-
ed a malaria demonstration on the
environmental control measures
Monday and Tuesday of this
week. Battalion surgeons were in
charge of the classes, which were
held in the station hospital area
and the MRTC area.
134th ORD. BN.
Two new bulletin boards, built
by Tec 4 Tomlianovich, who is
also a stellar guard on the batta-
lion basketball team, adorn this
company's area. These new boards
have created quite a lot of inter-
est—one of the boards is used for
the usual current details, and the
other for a display of newsmaps
and other current events to keep
the men posted on the latest de-
velopments in this global war.
T-Sgt John N. Owens expects to
leave for OCS next month. We
know that he will graduate with
flying colors for he has as an in-
centive the fact that not one of
the 11 men who have already
left for OCS from Co. "A" has
flunked out. One, 1st Lt. Robert
F. Lamb, even became the CO of
an ordnance school in Ft. Crook,
"Today I am a man" can be ap-
plied to Tec 5 Paul Severino who
had his birthday last week. This
was no ordinary one for through
the mail and the cooperation of
the U.S.O. in Abilene he received
a large chocolate layer cake with
artistic decorations and frosting.
On the top was inscribed a greet-
ing, "Happy Birthday Sweet-
heart." All the boys in his hut-
ment enjoyed the delicious cake
and Paul was the man of the
Until a recent 25 mile hike,
Frankie Sinatra had little or no
competition at all. Since that
hike, the boys of Company "C"
have found a Sinatra of their
We were trodding the last few
painful miles with our dogs bark-
ing and growling at us; with our
packs pulling down on our shoul-
ders and our intestinal fortitude
at a new low, when out of the
dark haze a stimulating voice was
heard. Was it Bing Crosby or Nel-
son Eddie? No, it was our one and
only Tec 5 Tony (Sinatra) Maci-
oce pouring forth his golden te-
nor voice. He didn't have any
girls swooning, but what wonders
it did for the boys. We know how
the girls feel when they hear
Sinatra but wait until they hear
If you heard any noise, some-
thing unusual but decidedly musi-
cal this week it undoubtedly was
the voices of the men in the 134th
Ord Maint Bn blended in song.
Mr. Shumway, camp song leader,
spent several hours leading the
men in a number of gay old
TNS HQ Co
The company, together with the
Division Band and the MP Pla-
toon, has made plans to have a
party in the near future. This will
be our first social get-together
since the dance at Old Hickory
during the last week of maneu-
vers. The occasion promises to be
a lively affair since T-Sgt Hogan,
S-Sgt Satterfield and S-Sgt Pra-
sek are lining up plenty of talent
for a big "amateur hour." In view
of the cash prizes, they shouldn't
have much trouble in coaxing the
fellows to display their talents.
Back in Camp Campbell, Pfc.
Earl Blankenship carried off the
honors at our last amateur con-
test. The new men in the com-
pany promise to give him a run
for his money this time.
Co. B. 23rd Tk Bn
Company "B" is not only "on
the ball," but also "on the pins."
Our bowling team, having beat-
en all opposition will now play
in the division playoffs.
Sgt. Raymond Plouhar, Sgt.
Robert Entwisile, T-4 Jerry Wees,
Cpl. Irwin Enteen, and Pvt. Paul
Szadvari have kept our team in
the lead all season and we are
confident that they will continue
their winning ways in the play-
Pvt. Stanley K. Stern of this
Company gives a very creditble
performance in "Barkeley Bull."
His portrayal of the various char-
acters is one of the amusing skits
in the show.
The "footlights" are no novelty
to Pvt. Stern. Before entering
the Army he was an amateur
actor and professional bandsman.
He has played with several well
known orchestras in New York,
Chicago, Philadelphia and other
cities. Before coming to this com-
pany he was a member of the
43rd A. R. band and orchestra.
Pvt. Stern's home is in Brook-
lyn, N. Y. He is single and his
collection of pictures on the wall
represents the "tops" in Pin-Up
girls. These members of the fair
sex are all acquaintances, not
movie stars. Stan's first love,
however, is music, and he is hap-
piest when playing the trumpet.
Perhaps some of you don't
know it but the melodious voice
of "Jill Jones" heard over Station
KRBC each afternoon at 3:15 be-
longs to the wife of T-5 Tank
Driver Wm. W. Carneal, Jr.
"Jill Jones" is no newcomer to
radio, having sung over the net-
works of New York, Chicago,
Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Nash-
ville, before coming to Abilene.
She is soon to team up with Mrs.
Ronald Lingscheit, wife of S-Sgt.
Ronald Lingscheit. At the present
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