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Area Tankmen In Gruelling Training Stint In Calif. j CAMP IRWIN, Calif. —For the | i.second lime in a month the Army'.? 5 new Armored Combat Training | Area at Camp Irwin, Calif., will ! throb with activity of newly-arrived 28th "Keystone" Division tankers- Men of the Division's 628th Tank Battalion, many of them former WPFA Meets October 20 The Western Pennsylvania uaiiic ( _ __ man's Association will meet , National "Guardsmen from Johns-' Station No. 2 Emerson st., town, Pittsburgh, Altoona, Tyrone, ! grift, Saturday eve., October Punxsutawney, Windber and Som- at 8 p. m. • erset, have begun a program that! The association president, erset, have begun a program in=u| me BSSUWIBHUII ^i^.u^.v, will take them through five weelu j Frank W. Adams, Jr., of of tank seasoning under the watch- grift heads the committee ful eyes of combat-wise tank ex- come the visiting firemen, nerls at the prime armored" force states that an interesting training center in the midst of the including several prominent Moiave Desert, iers has been arranged. This Like the troops of the 23th's three' the first meeting of the new regimental tank companies, train- a large attendance is expected, ing here since mid-September, the the committees will be 1 newly-arrived tankers matched the , at this meeting. 'cross-country travel time for crack j Sheriff Howard Bud cross-country travel nme lor cra^K unciu.*. **wwa*« u uu j civilian trains in their 2.500 mile I Westmoreland County, 'tirpe from Camp Atterbury, Ind. ithe Civil Defense, will give ! Greeted on the Barstow, Calif,! talk on the organization of train platform by Col. Maurice E. j ty in the Civil Defense the prominent part the 77 " " ' in Kaiser, commander of Camp Irwin, the troops boarded buses and trucks for the 37-mile trip through the desert to their new tent-city home at the sprawling 637,000 acre training site. Virtually the entire staff and motor pool of the post's 117th Truck , Transportation Company was at work shuttling the soliders between Barstow and camp. It was the largest troop movement at Camp Irwin since the post's reactivation on May 15. The tankers were led by company comanders Lt. John R. Fiaherty, 10G4 Franklin St., Johnstov/n, Headquarters and Service Company; Lt. Louis T. Mayes, Springfield, III, Comapny A; Lt. William Bohn, Chicago, 111., Company B, and Capt. Frank A. Klotz, 208 South St., Johnstown, Compan C, as they detrained. Minutes after their arrival, the have in promoting this At the close of the visitors will be the guests Vandergrift firemen, with and refreshments to be firemen are invited to Helicopter To Save Two SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17—WA Coast Guard helicopter used its rotor blades to safety two children a raft in San Francisco bay. On the raft were Shron Lee Bjerke and David Priellip. A Coast Guard boat come close enough to the because of shallow water. helicopter pilot was afraid in the he'll lot Eisenhower's in of of remarks edi- out troops, with rifles and "horse shoe" field packs, were drawn up in company formation on the platform by the battalion's first sergeants: Master Sergeant Charles E. Harbaugh, 219 Plank Rd., Somerset; Master ; Sergeant Leo P. Freidhoff, Dem- Iming, N. M., formerly of Johnstown; Sergeant First Class Chester L. Dodson, Prescott, Ariz., formerly of Johnstown, and Master Sergeant Herbert M. Wilkins, Jenners, Pa. I After having eaten aboard rolling troop kitchen cars, the men were greeted in their own fully equipped :mess halls as cooks, headed by i Mess Stewards Sergeant First Class i Donald M. Goodwin, 160 Florida lave,. Johnstown; Sgt. Donald R. Zu- Ibrod, South st., Johnstown; Sergeant First Class Leo F. Hill, Johnstown, and Cpl. Jack L. Santley, 369 Michigan ave., Johnstown, turned out "chow" within a few hours after the first trucks pulled into camp. Crisp sheets and mattresses, which had been stocked in company supply rooms by permanent post personnel, were 'dispensed by supply men Master Sergeant Charles V. Beabes, Napoleon st., Johnstown; Cpl. Keith Carmichael, Atwood, Kans., and Pvt. Walter C. Hummel, 53 Baumer st., Johnstown. "By night time," said Sergeant First Class John R. Miller, 642 Franklin st., Johnstown, member of the battalion personnel staff, "our headquarters was all set up and ready to go." Ready to begin their training cycle after a weekend of orientation, the tankers, headed by Lt. Col. James Zimmerman, 319 Palliser st., Johnstown, face the same rugged schedule of tank maneuvers and gunnery fellow-tankers of the Division's three regimental tank companies are undergoing. By the beginning of November they will be veteran handlers of the Army's hard-hitting new M-46 "General Patton" tank. Following their training here the men are slated to rejoin the 28th Division which has been earmarked to join Gen. "Ike" Eisenhower's European command late this year. scend and pick up the fear of upsetting the raft. So the pilot approached from the open bay side ( air push from its rotor to raft a quarter-mile and flats. Cows Triple Milk cows in the U. S. tripled in number, since 1867. THE BOYS • Brown • Maroon • Blue Navy Tan Green IN FINE COTTON GABARDINE, TACKLE SATIN INTERLINING ON EAR FLAPS. AVAILABLE JUST Heavy Sizes

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  1. The Indiana Gazette,
  2. 17 Oct 1951, Wed,
  3. Page 14

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