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the Maj. at officer who Soviet was commanded Lamb and Battalion, to Chehalin Takes Over Battalion Command With a colorful full dress review, review, a Chehalin, Major Robert J. McGandy, Sunday took command command of the Washington National National Guard battalion that is headquartered in Lewis County. The review and command change was held Sunday afternoon afternoon at the W. F. West high school gymnasium, with officers and men of the First Battalion, 303rd Armory, in action. The four battalion units marched in review for their retiring retiring commanding officer, Col. Arthur B. LaBeau, Longview. Master of ceremonies was Major Major Don Knoechel, Chehalis, battalion battalion executive officer and staff assistant to Major McGandy. Four generals were among the "top brass" present for the" ceremony. ceremony. They were Maj. Gen. George M. Haskett, state adjutant adjutant general; Maj. Gen. Ralph S. Phelps, commanding general, general, 41st Infantry Division, Washington Washington and Oregon National Guard; Brig. Gen. Lyle E. Buchanan, Buchanan, assistant state adjutant adjutant general, and Brig. G e n . Howard S. McGee, assistant commanding general, 41st Infantry. Infantry. Col. LaBeau retired with 27 years of servce, including 14 as battalion commander. He was presented the Legion of Merit Award by Maj. Gen. Haskett. Battalion units include Headquarters Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Centralia, commanded commanded by Capt. Frank E. Boyd; Company A, Longview, commanded commanded by Capt. Ernest R. ,aughlin; Company B, Shelon, Shelon, commanded by 1st Lt. iVayne J. Owensby, and Com- iany C, Olympia, commanded y Capt. John R. Easley. Following the presentation of _ gift to the retiring commander, commander, Col. LaBeau turned over swagger stick, which he made raditional in the division, to vlaj. McGandy. The 41st Infan- ry Division band, Seattle, then jlayed "Od Soldiers Never Die." In other awards, the Centralia Headquarters company was presented presented the state maintenance award for the second consecutive consecutive year. Gen. Haskett presented presented the award. Gen. Pheips presented the superior unit streamer streamer award to Company C, Olympia. The Centralia American Legion post trophy to the outstanding outstanding platoon was presented to headquarters company, Centralia, Centralia, by Verne Hayertz, Centralia, Centralia, Legion post commander. Following the retirement ceremony ceremony and review, refreshments refreshments were served at a reception. reception. Dam Tallies Salmon Run MAYFIELD -- A record number of silver salmon moved through Mayfield dam fish facilities

Clipped from The Daily Chronicle04 Nov 1963, MonPage 1

The Daily Chronicle (Centralia, Washington)04 Nov 1963, MonPage 1
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