Hellcat News, (Tennessee.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1, October 1, 1943 Page: 2 of 4
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Published each Friday by the Blue Armored Division for free distribution
to all Officers and enlisted men in the Division. Edited by Public Relations
Officer, published and distributed by Special Service Office C£f^,^ntlCSnecial
welcome from all personnel. Copy should be delivered to Division Special
Service Office prior to 0900 each Monday. Message Center may be used for this
DurDose HELLCAT NEWS receives Camp Newspaper Service material. Re-
publication of credit matter prohibited without permission of Camp Newspaper
Service, War Department, 205 East Forty-Second Street, New York City.
Editorial for the Week!
Brenda Joyce, Twentieth Century-Fox Player
Thought for the Week!
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Copyright 1943 by Leonard Sjnsone. distributed by Camp Newspaper Service
APMV AlE BASE
"Y'ou'll just love my cooking!"
hast Chance to Buy
Hellcat Sketch Book
Did you order your Hellcat
Sketch Book? If not, see your
Company Commander or First
Sergeant today. Orders are being
taken and the $1.50 full payment
collected this payday.
Don't miss this chance to get
the 120-page history of your
Division, with pictures of you and
your company. These books are
being printed for delivery after
maneuvers. The number printed
will be limited to paid orders.
Citations .. .
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Maj. Max R. Wise for general meri-
torious performance of duty.
2nd Lt. James M. Hail for general
meritorious performance of duty.
Maj. Harold D. Parker, Combat Com-
mand "B," for performance of unusual-
ly effective liaison and intelligence
missions 22 and 23 September 1943.
Maj. John E. Noland for quick and
intensive route reconnaissance and
placing of guides 21-25 September 1943.
2nd Lt. Charles W. Jenkins for quick
and intensive route reconnaissance and
placing of guide 21-25 September 1943.
1st Lt. Harry Steinwurtzel for excep-
tionally efficient planning of communi-
cation and general meritorious conduct.
Techn 4th Gr William A. Jenkins for
general meritorious conduct.
BLUE ARMD INF REGT
Sgt John Holland for superior navi
gation in darkness and strange terrain.
Sgts Rufus Van Sickle and Ansel
Huginin for rapid and effective esti
mates of successive situations and ag-
T/5 Clyde Bowman for resourceful-
ness in using a vehicle about to be
knocked out as a very effective road
Pfc Edward Avery for alertness in
discovering enemy communication lines
and demolitions, which allowed the
Blue Armored Infantry column to
reach the Corps' objective.
The three platoons led by S/Sgt Wal-
ter Hansen, S/Sgt Schroeder, and Sgt
Joe Palmerie for their speedy estab
lishment during darkness of a defen-
sive sector south of Watertown, Ten
nessee, and for their alertness in meet-
ing the attack despite the fatigue of
nearly forty-eight hours, and by their
action allowing two columns of CC "A"
to launch an attack.
Pvt Edward Hutter for initiative and
quick thinking in the attack on Water-
town, where, on the capture of his ma-
chine-gun platoon, he ran two miles to
alert the battalion.
Lt. H. O. Derryberry for close con
tinuous support of rifle companies in
the attack on Watertown.
COL. BOON'S BLUE ARMD REGT
A reconnaissance platoon for cap-
turing two antitank guns and a half-
track with fifteen men, although the
platoon consisted of only one halftrack
A Company for outstanding per-
formance in pushing the attack to
Cherry Valley against enemy, consist-
ing of an estimated tank destroyer bat-
BLUE ARMORED ENGINEERS
A company for ferrying all but one
battalion of the Blue Airborne Brigade
across Stones River, despite badly
swollen condition of stream.
Another company for working under
black-out conditions in a steady rain
and forty-eight men understrength
completely unloading and reloading in
different manner thirty-six six-ton
bridge trucks and eighteen two and
one-half-ton trucks in nine hours.
S-Sgt Wins First
Smokes for Funny
The first carton of cigarettes
awarded by HELLCAT NEWS for
funny stories about maneuvers
goes to T/Sgt A. L. Ogletree, Div.
Remember . . . Submit your
funny incident stox-y to HELLCAT
NEWS. A carton of smokes for
the best story; three packages for
every other story printed.
Here is Sgt Ogletree's story:
A Case of Mistaken "Identity"
Toward the end of exercise N°-
2, the Div. Hqs. Cp. was suddenly
attacked by a force of Reds. Capt.
Lawson W. Turner, Div. PM, sped
through the area, rounding up the
interior guard to take positions.
Capt. Turner ordered the writer
to check the advance of the enemy,
visible against the horizon and ap-
parently heading toward CP.
This mission was accomplished
with comparative ease and solid
comfort. The "advancing enemy"
were monuments within the ceme-
tery bounding the CP area.
T/Sgt A. L. Ogletree.
Blue Uses Shoe
One Blue Armored Division
messenger played a sly trick on
the enemy. He was nabbed by
the Reds while carrying an im-
portant message. The peep driver
was given a quick going over and
told to stand at a certain spot.
Luckily he had placed the im-
portant message in his shoe. A
few minutes later, after his captors
had gone on a way, another Blue
Armored messenger drove by. The
prisoner hailed his buddy, removed
his shoe and gave him the mes-
sage, which was delivered safely.
Yanks Shoot Propaganda
SICILY (CNS)—The Yanks in
the Sicilian campaign stuffed
propaganda messages into hollow
mortar-like shells and looped them
over the enemy lines. "You'd
better give up," the messages read.
Creator of Terry
and the Pirates
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United States. Army. Armored Division, 12th. Hellcat News, (Tennessee.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1, October 1, 1943, newspaper, October 1, 1943; Tennessee. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth410422/m1/2/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum.