The Lawton Constitution from Lawton, Oklahoma on January 21, 1962 · Page 20
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THE LAWTON CONSTITUTION-MORNING PRESS, Sunday, Jon. 21, 1961 8,000 Men Assigned To Artillery Unit Poll Shows City Residents Favor Kennedy Moves By MACK YOUNG Stuff Writer President John F. Kennedy, at the oml of his first year in office, apparently lias moved ahead by leaps and bounds in public opinion. In a poll taken in Lawion Saturday afternoon, residents voiced al-'; dows. yon can be sure o! two j lery, In case of war its battalions (could be pulled out lo reinforce Sill's 34th Artillery Brigade Unique Outfit In U.S. Army By OCX KGGERMAX Stiili' Writer 4JVEK.Y time you hear ihe distant explosion of artillery shells and the nearby rattling of win- : assigned (o support the combat ac-| involved i : tivilies o! other hranphpn nf the haulm? ITTM infantry or air- guns by helicopter over non-passable terrain, surveying targets, mosi unanimous approval of his things: aciiviiies and respect for his prog-; 1. The big guns al Fort Sill are | and support other units or could ress in combating the cold war. i about their business, and ; form the nucleus of a "pure" ar- Nol every answer received W H S ' 2. Col. Charles R. Revie and his · tillery command for general sup- a slap on the back for the presi-, staff have been busy. I port. drni. but most were complimen-1 Col. Revie command's the 34th j tary IP the young man who shoul- i Artillery Brigade. It's under this j COL. Revie describes his com- ders such a burden. I command (the only one like it in ; mand this way: "It's a .flexible A Bis .11 Mrs. James E. F;irrcH. who lives east of the city, admitted the president had done betler than she expected. "That's an awful lot ol responsibility, the world situation as it is. It is a big job for anyone." i he Army) Ir.at all of the cannon I credit card to be used on a world' artillery units ;it Fort Sill are as- wide basis if needed, as artillery ! signed. The 34th is made up of nearly S.- 000 men. or roughly a third of the garrison complement at the post, It's one of four major commands at Fort Sill. The command is the only con- Asked if she thought ihe first j ventional field artillery brigade in ye;ir of the president's four-year j the Army and represents one of term a success, she said, "I j the largest masses of artillery fire- eoukin'; answer tluu question now. I p owc r assembled under one unit.' I rouldn't say until 10 years from i now when we can look back." j THE 34th's cannons (approxi- One admit ted "died in the wool" j mately 1-10 of them) range from Democrat Mrs Joe Reed, 21101 the 2SOmm atomic cannon lo the Dearborn.' said' she was ' "well · small, manucvernblo 75mm pack pleased with his firs: year." j 2 11 "- Its arsenal of weapons includes Ihe reliable 105mm and 155mm self - propelled and towed howit- m training exercises: tivi'.ies of other branches of the hauling troops in its trucks, lifUn; Army, such as borne divisions. The job of the 34tli is all anil-1 learning how to disarm a nuclear bomb or preparing Tor a massed firepower demonstration. THE 34th also contains several Strategic Army Corps units, com- bai - ready units which can be deployed anywhere in the world on almost a moment's notice. The present day 34th Brigade is new to the Army, but the name has a history which goes back io World War I. The original brigade was known as the 34th Coast Artillery Brigade during the first world war. Its first commanding officer was the pres- was in World War If." This would be the 3-Jth in war. In peace il is a proving ground for new methods and a training ground for artillerymen. Its guns are fired by reservists | ent chairman of the Joint Chiefs " and "old - (irners" keeping :n practice. Its fire problems are figured by student officers. And its facilities arc used to support the training of artillerymen in every phase. During the summer months, elements of the zen Army ;4th help irain "ciii- seven Guard of Staff, Gen. Lyman Lemnilzer. In World War II it was redes- ignaled as the 34th Antiaircraft Brigade. Later il served as part of the NATO forces, from 1951 to 195S and was then de-activated. The present brigade was re-activated at Fort Sill in April of 196C. It was the outgrowth Oj the 2nd Husband Aproes And her husband agreed. "I have certainly been impressed with him. He has established a zers. the S-inch camion, with the capability of firing atomic war- line record, He suits me just line." f, ea a Si and the 75mm howitzer, Another couple who admitted wn i c h can be disassembled for they «-ere pleased with (lie presi- j easy transportation, dent's past year activities was Mr. i Tne mj ss i on of the 34th is to and Mrs. L. \V. Presley. US AT- j "support with cannon artillery the lington Drive. i requirements of Ihe Artillery and He said. "I think lie has done a j Missile School," Col. Revie said, very good job, I think he lived up j All of tfie units in the brigade to everything I expected of him." His wife said, "He has done a rit i her excellent job in overcoming the conflicts, or moving along with them. He has done very well." H. P. Hiester, 110S Dearborn, was not the most impressed of the are also combat-ready. Though primarily an artillery command, the activities of the 34th are not confined to cannon units alone. Its responsibilities are diversified, i Ten howitzer battalions, under units were integrated into the bri-: Artillery Brigade (Provisional), gade and trained as full-time arffl- which had been set-up in mid-1959 to perform the job now assigned to Units of the brigade are daily i the 34th. COMMANDER AND GUNS. Col. Charles R. Revie, commander of Fort Sill's 34th Brigade, gives an order to gun crew on a 280mm atomic cannon at the range. Be- hind the colonel can be seen impressive array of weapons used by units of the 34th Brigade. (Staff Photo By Bill Dixon); Col. Revie's Background As Diversified As His Brigade polled residents. "I really don't j the 41st and 169th. Artillery ^Groups, know about him. It seemed he bungled several things. I guess lie did all right for a beginner." Admires Man Admiration for President Kennedy was noticable in several of the comments, but Mrs. Gaylon Dunbar. 1607 Arlington, came right out and said "I admire the man. I am registered as a Democrat, but usually vote Republican," E. L. Woodall. 1215 Summit, and form the bulwark of the brigade, but it also includes the only infantry group and transportation battalion stationed at the Artillery and Missile Center. THESE are the 2nd Battle Group, 30lh Infantry, commanded by Col. H. N. Moorman, and t h e . . . f 4 5 t h Transportation Battalion, In MUDICIpdl COUft commanded by Lt. Col. E. H, Francis. The 45th battalion is composed Col. Charles R. Revie took command of .the 34th Artillery Brigade in mid-July ot 1961, He succeeded Brig. Gen. H.G. Sparrow, who now commands the 1st Field Artillery Missile Brigade, the 34th's missile-shooting "sister." Col. Revie's background is as diversified as the brigade 'he commands. , Wounded In Battle An artilleryman for 2S years, he fought alongside the 45th Division, was wounded in battle and fell in a general's lap during World Wai- II. Col. Revie began his active military career in 1934 when he was graduated from the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. His first assignment was at Fort Benning, Ga. His next job was as a language instructor at his alma mater where he taught French and Spanish. In 1942, Col. Revie was assigned to the II Corps a:id saw his first combat duty in the North African Campaign as a counter battery officer with the 1st Armored Division, which had command of the 27th Field Artillery Battalion. Later the battalion was detached and entered Italy with the initial invasion at Salerno. Its job was to support Oklahoma's 45th Division, It was during this invasion that Col. Revie first met Lt. Gen. Raymond McLsin, t h e n commanding officer of the famed Thunderbirds. Col. Revie was driving along a country road about dusk when tracer bullets forced him to dive from his jeep into a large gulley along the side of the road, When he finally stopped rolling, he found that he had landed in someone's lap. This was Gen. McLain. Col, Revie was wounded in February, 1944, during the Italian campaign. After the war he served under Maj. Gen. L. S. Griffing, now commanding general of Fort Sill, who was chief of staff of the U. S. Army Caribbean command in Panama. Col. Revie pulled his first duty at Fort Sill in 1949 in the tactics and combined arms section of the Center headquarters staff and two years later went to the Department of the Army War College. After a stint as chief of staff at Fort George Meade, Md., he became executive officer of the · 24th Division Artillery in Korea. From Korea he went to the Eighth Army as information officer in Japan and later to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D. C. Here he served on the Laos desk in the Department of International Security. Col. Revie's decorations include the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart. CLUB TO S i g n a l Mountaineers Square Dance dub will dance at 8 p.m. Tuesday in ihe Artillery room of the Fort Sin Officers Club. HAROLD'S PHARMACY I4tl Gtnc Blvd. ·PRESCRIPTION SERVICE · FILM PROCESSING · COSMETICS FREE CTTVWTDE DELIVERY! PHONE El J-UW B, A. Allison, 1606 Law-ton, both | of , nc 57th Av j a ti on Company and Appeared to approve of the presi- j ^ 159th Evacuation Hospital unit, dent s record. I A!so under c 0 l. Revie's jurisdic- "I have been impressed 1 very much. He has done real well. I don't think he could have done bet^ ter the way everything has been." Woodall said, Woodall admitted he sometimes splits his vote. He is registered as tion is the Non - commissioned Officers academy, the 30th Finance Disbursing Section, the 97th Army Only Three Cases Processed l aw ton Women 5ion - Finish School Only three cases were process-^ ed in'municipal court Saturday by. Two Lawton women, members of T..J-- T T\.T~,.IA r\~l-- ' i fnn T7 C AI-IYHT TsTnrco Pm'nc tiQ^ro Judge J, Merle Oaks. the U. S. Army Nurse Corps, have Earl Wayne Davis, IS, of 710 I,' completed the Medical Reid Serv- charged with, vagrancy by no visi- ice School's military orientation ble means of support, was released, and two persons charged with public drunkenness, were on the Band, the 2nd Base post office and i docket. One wasjfinedJSlO, the oth- several chapels. Activities of all of the units are coordinated by Col, Revie's 156- man staff. er forfeited a $10 bond. a Democrat. But he voted for Dwight Eisenhower the first time, he said, but not the second, But even President Kennedy admits his first year record was not i Most artillery units are assigned perfect. It was marred by the Cu- to divisions or are individual units ban invasion fiasco, by heighten- i ing problems in Berlin, Laos and The Fort Sill artillery brigade differs from other Army artillery units both in size and mission. Peace still is in the upper position, and that was basis for some o: the comments given by Lawton i ai'oa residents. Just keeping the j _ , U.S. out of total war during the i Finals plans and details for pre- year was a creditable accomplish- i sent ing suggestions on how to I I I J r i Woman s Forum i ^ i T« IlirrilCr KIM7Q i I (J l/loLUjO I I IZ.C MEETING SCHEDULED The First Methodist Woman's Society of Christian Service will have an executive meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the church. course at Brooke Army Medical , Center. Fort Sam Houston, Tex. They are 2nd Lt. Dorothy E, Keene. 21, daughter of Maj. (Ret.) and Mrs. Lawrence E, Keene. 1902 Taft, and 2nd Lt. Christine M. Jenkins, 20, daughter of yii: and Mrs John C. Jenkins, 2512 B. 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