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   Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - October 6, 1950, Oakland, California                                WEATHER Fair today, tonight and Satur- day; little change in temperature; westerly winds 10 to 15 m.p.h. in alternoon; high today 70, low to- night 45 to 50. Weather, Map, Page 40 ffvibune ASSOCIATED P RES S W I RE P H 0 TO W I D E WO R LI... II N ITEI P HE'S C H I C 6 0 DAILY NEWS FOREISlt SEKVICI HOME EDITION VOL. CUM If DAILY E FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1950 SUNDAY NO. 98 Governor of Illinois Asks War on Slots Crime Probers Make Surprise Visit to Gambling Hot Spot CHICAGO, Oct. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois told Senate crime investigators today that Congress should crack down on slot machines and bookies by cutting off their operation chan- nels. The Democratic governor rec- ommended enactment of federal laws "closing the channels of in- terstate commerce to slot ma- prohibiting the dissemi- William J. Buchanan, 83, whose long career of pub- lic service was closed today by dealli. nation of race information f wire to handbooks, and repealing 11 103 fl flT the federal stamp tax on slot ma- I VI chines. I "I don't think should tax what Illinois he said he told the Kefauver Sen-, I I JVl J William J. Buchanan, Veteran Contra Costa Official, Dead at 83 Sky Mystery Lights Alarm Two Pilots Fliers Report They Feared Collision With Fiery Objects Yanks lake Third Straight Game, 3 to 2 Phils Unable to Widen Lead After Promising Spurt in 6th and 7th Two airline pilots reported to- YANKEE STADIUM, NEW day that their Oct. Cole- plane nearly collided last night man's single to left center with with a mysterious string of six or eight bright lights. Their report was unlike any yet given on flying saucers or two out in the last of the ninth gave the New York Yankees their third straight World Series vic- tory today over the Phillies, 3-2, discs, which the Air Force denies j before fans. ALLIES 20 Ml. DEEPER IN KOREA; U.N. SET TO O.K. FINAL DRIVE Russia, Red China Told Borders Will Not Be Violated By TOM OCH1LTREE NEW YORK, Oct. ain assured Russia and commu- Truman Signs Doctor Draft; First Registration Oct. 16 WASHINGTON, Oct. Truman today set nist China today that MacArthur's forces in General I machinery in motion for a draft of physicians and dentists for i the armed services. The first registration date will be Mon- day, October 16. Under a presidential proclamation, registration is required moving exist. The fliers are Cecil Hardin, 37, and John Conroy, 30, both of Bur- bank, pilot and co-pilot, respec- Picture on Page 4 Two scratch infield singles by Gene Woodling and Phil Kizzuto after two were out set the stage for Colcman's game-winning blow between Richie Ashburn and Jackie Mayo into left center. Tom Fcrrick, who came in when Ed Lopat was lifted for a' pinch hitter in the ninth, received! flight j credit for the win over Russ; ate Crime Committee as it opened, its second day of closed hearings in Chicago. It is looking into Chicago's crime underworld. EX-GANGSTER QUIZZED After the governor emerged, Paul (the Waiter) Ricca, went in. >1e is a onetime Capone gangster reputed to be top man in the Na-'neariy a century devoted lion's Mafia, described by Senator himsclt {g scrvi FEARED COLLISION Wiley (R., Wis.) as a widespread, atPittsburc! said hc thouSht his gang syndicate. S'lu plane and the lights would col-! Ricca, also known as DC Lucia, [Community Hospital. He was 83.1 jide jn but 500 yards1 previously was questioned by the Mr. Buchanan, the oldest the row of. lights banked! lively, on a California Central Airlines DC-3 passenger from Burbank to 'Oakland. The incident occuircd abqul. c p.m., between Burbank and Irenes tlOes to Jail Van Nuys, shortly after taking off. Their plane was at 4500 leel, Hardin said. Hardin said he noticed the PITTSBURG, Calif., Oct. string of lights, abreast, flying William J. Buchanan, who toward him. Hardin BACK ON HEELS u'called to Conroy to "look at this." if to the right and passed under thc left wing of the DC-3 at "terrific j speed." Conroy caught a flcelinf P committee in Washington. He is one of seven men convicted in, 1843 of conspiring to cxort state and dean of California 000 from thc movie industry. Hc supervisors, was taken to the hos- now is a federal parolee, living in'pjtai last Friday after he Of thc lights a home near Chicago. L hcal.t attack at Neither Hardin 'lior Conroy He left quickly, telling news- mcotjngi ;could sco what-the lights were men: 'attached to mnlri rmt mnko "Sorry, boys, I can't tell you j He had been unconscious most -1 NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. of Ihe New Haven County Jail are "at- tending" the World Series'. High Sheriff George C. Rogers, it was disclosed to- day, has installed a ,19-inch television set in the jail mess hall "for the duration" of the series. Prisoners remain in the mess hall after the noon meal to view the telecast for the games. through North Korea would not advance beyond the Korean bor- der. Kenneth Younger, British min ister of state, gave this "solemn assurance" during final debate thc U.N. General Assembly on anipfjkyi ki I I M I CTC eight-power resolution U IN I S I i ing MacArthur's forces to proceed beyond Ihe 38lh Parallel. Younger said Ihe U.N. Iroops in MacArthur's command would not remain in North Korea any longer than necessary lo insure unification and pacification of lhc country, Russia and communist China border on Korea. NKAR RATIFICATION The assembly rejected a last- minute Soviet attempt to gain North Korean participation in discussions of the Korean case. Then il moved quickly toward final ratification of the cighl- ROK Troops Dash Toward Wonsan in Giant Entrapment By RUSSELL BRINES TOKYO, Oct Korean troops punched 20 miles deepei into communist North Korea today on the east coast while other Allietfbtcea massed for the expected big push then by every man under age 50 who participated as a student! to the red heartland. in the Army specialized training program, or a_similar pro- (A United Piess dispatch, dated gram under the Navy, or who was deterred from service during World War II pur- sue medical, dental or allied Saturday, reported that commu- nists have heavily mined a .'50 mile stretch of water along nothing." SURPRISE VISIT of the time since. His sister, Mrs. Janet C. Symc, 87, n resident of Pittsburg for 85 years, died only last Sunday at a Stevenson's "testimony came af- ter committee investigators, hav- ing opnnnri their hearing, made n surprise visit to a suburban Calu- j' met City, night spot and reported Sorrow Expressed they found "open and gambling. Stevenson said he testified that gambling in Illi- nois is at its "lowest point in many partly because of his unprecedented use of state police to raid taverns and clubs. Stalc police, usually used for highway patrolling, have seized and destroyed hundreds of slot machines throughout the state in recent weeks. PROOF OF STATEMENT Stevenson, relating his testi- mony later to newsmen, said hc SACRAMENTO, Od. Earl Warren today ex- pressed sorrow over the death of William J.. Buchanan, whom Warren described as "the dean of supervisors in the stale." "He was a splendid public Warren said. "Hc did as much as any man I know to build Contra Costa County to its present very im- portant position in the ntalc." Meyer, third Phil pitcher. Meyer pitched only the ninth in his first series appearance. Colcman, who had only one hit in the previous Yankee victories, out n fuselage, which would iden- collected three off Ken lify an airplane, or a wing. and Meyer, driving in two of lights were white. Uio three runs. Hardin said they spread WATTLE SEE-SAWS 'out over n great distance, looj Tho Yankee .second baseman wide for the witiKspnn of any air- scnrcd Phn wilh lhc first run of the game in the third. Then after the buttle scc-stiwcd into only four or five seconds, he said. Mlc ninlh ,lc OVC1. thc Hardin notified the control! tower at Burbank, which checked' The Phils might have won the with thc Air Force at for a costly error by Air Force Base, Muroc Dry Gran Hamnor with Ihe By RICHARD O'REGAN VIENNA, Oct. 6. Com- munism today suffered one of ils; courses. The only exemptions'coast and also hjuc EtlGWn from registration are those who j beaches with land have served 21 months of active ing they fear an imminent United duly with the armed forces. j Nations landing attempt. Those drafted will be liable forj (The report said the comrhii- up to 21 months of service. ;lists to be pulling Truman signed lhc proclama- troops out of Wonsan, immediate on_i n[ t .orean troops rods went back to work. Ten days of communist efforts to foment a general strike to ter- Concord rest home after an ill- ordered use of the slate police of several months. enforce state laws against Mr. Buchanan was a veteran of machines and other gambling be- cause "local law enforcement has broken down in some commu'ni- that proof of plane of which hc knpws. He 'had the lights in sight for The Air Force could supply no ex- planation. PASSENGER SAW THEM An unidentified woman passen- ger later said she saw thc lights pass beneath the passenger plane, according to Hardin. bases full and two out in thc eights. Hamncr's fumble of Pinch Milter Bobby Brown's hopper let Colcman score the tying run, 2-2. Ken Hcintzelman, Phil left- hnder, had the Yanks eating out of his hand with a four-hitter go- power resolution, initiated by Britain and supported by the United Stales. Red China already has accused the United States several times ot aggression, charging that Mac- Arthur's Air Force had dropped bombs Inside Manchuria. The United Staled admitted this hap- pened at one point, but snid the bombing was accidental. Concern has been expressed in the U.N, that as MacArthur's ground troops 'moved northward they might bump into red Chi- nese or Soviet military forma- tions. 'NO REPUDIATION' Younger snid thai, while ihr occupation of all K< roa% would not be continued any longer than necessary, "to let the U.N. forces go home before tholr task is done would be a cynical repudiation of our responsibilities." Former assembly President Carlos P. Romulo of the Philip- Authorities said no airplane infi lho ciflhth when hc sud- has as many as six or eight while Iosl nis posilion lights and that the cabin' lights of a commercial plane ap- There wcrc two gone and no- body nn when Heinlzclman aboard his yacht, the Wil- h; i 10 i Europe as Austria returned toiliamsburg, this morning while il; normal afler two days of'red'was anchored at thc confluence ABOVE "38" terror.. ;of thc St. Mary's and Potomac] The forward South Koreans Trains were running on j were more than 75 miles beyond ulc again. Streetcars operated! Copies of thc proclamation were j Parallel 38, the bolder wheie Qiey unhindered and striking made public by lhc While crossed into enemy territory 1 last Sunday. below the boundary was Ihe bulk of the poised United Nations troops. Air and- naval support was at the-ready, for an offensive. Another vise apparently; was being forged to crush the rem- nants of' the reeling cially estimated, by MacArthur's headquarters, to have suffered casualties since'their June 25 invasion. Forty thousand of power losses were- as !war prisoners of the Allies. i NEW LANDING NEAR? The slcarty push' of t'he Soirilr rorize the country, to isolate its capital and perhaps to set up a j rump government were aban- doned midnight. The communist leaders called off their ineffective two-day-old general strike and within min- GROUP The first registration applies only to a limited group of physi- cians and trained at government expense or de- ferred during World War II as eventually all un- der age 50 must register unless they are in the reserve or have had active service. utcs red demonstrators took down I Tl.uman's proclamation said barricadcs-which yesterday closed of thosc who not have lo rcgisler October 16 should be completed by next January Ifl, but left to selective service-the decision as lo just when Ihey shall be required lo regislcr. Veterinarians also musl rcgis- ler. Thc prochimalion requires il from all men, not otherwise ex- empted, who "shall have received from any school, college, univer- sity, or similar iristitulion a de- gree of Bachelor of Medicine, all bul one of Vienna's main rail Doclor of Medicine, Doclor of lines and froze Iraffic from lhc i Dental Surgery, and Doclor of Celebrate VIENNA, Austria, Oct. thousand anti-com- munist workers demonstrated in the heart of the Ilusslan- occupicd zone today to cele- brate the collapse of the munisl-a t tc m p t e d general strike during the past three days. sail added coastal load toward Won- appcarcd lo be taking _' on _ significance The 'possi- bility of a slcdgc-hammet land- scn-air concentration against' tthe red industrial center, was poiifteil up by these other events: Conferences between Capt.'Fred capital into the Soviet zone, i Medical Dentistry, Doctor of The rads cave up in the face of! Veterinary Surgery, and Doctor of calm resistance by the rest of the, Veterinary Coastal Naval ,tcllri ol pear only as a single glow Colcman tm a 3-2 count. I Austin said these things remained i-..< LO ]ie done jn Korea: pines demanded thai, thc Novlh! Austrians, who since Ihe 12lh Any man who receives one. of KVeans, as Ihe aggressors, Jay tury have sat aMhc crossroads of i these- dcsrces after October 16 down their arms. He declared the "1C Kflst and West and repeatedly j must, register within five days U.N. forces must remain in Korea "until the power of Ihe aggressor is U.S. Chirf Delegate Warrrn E. could not be mistaken. ties." Stevenson said his statement about the decline in gambling in Illinois is that ap- plications to Internal Revenue collectors for federal tax stamps on slot machines "areJLhe lowest in years." Newsman Places Bet In 'Closed' Chicago consecutive years wilh thei Hardin is an Air Force veteran Contra Costa County Board of of "The and Conroy flew Supervisors. He was elected, io his first term in 1903 and took Then he lost his stuff find passed both Yogi Bcrra and Joe DiMag- gio on eight straight balls. the Pacific in thc Air Force dur-'KELIKF PITCHER ing World War II. office the following year. Jn 1920! Hardin added that other pilots he became board chairman. have reported seeing strange ob- BORN AT PITTSBURG Born September 11, 1867, at jects in the same area during the [past several weeks. Managcr Eddie Sawyer strode to thc hill and called for Jim Kon- stanty, his relief ace and 1-0 opening day loser. H was Kon-. Pittsburg, then known as New York Landing, Mr. Buchanan wasj DEATH DECREED the son of the late Mr. and Mrs.; William Buchanan, both C A IDC of Scotland. iPUK I L U IO His parents had first settled in: CHICAGO, Oct. fi. W) The; Pennsylvania a.nd then moved to IN Chicago Tribune said today a re- County, where his sister! porter yesterday placed a bet on i was born, before coming here. horse with a clerk in a cigar! Jn his boyhood, Mr.Buchanan at-l store across the street from the I law of California today. U.S. Courthouse. !at Norlonville, then a thriving At the time, the Tribune town hjs father WM a U.S. Senate crime investigating! d as R CQaJ wc- her _..... committee, was in session m the he went to a little red brick school Federal building. It said the bet was placed shortly after Mayor Martin H. Kinnelly was reported to havc told thc committee there is not a place in Chicago slanty's tough luck to have Ham- 'ncr bobble Brown's grounder that J would have taken him out of the inning with a 2-1 lead. I The Phils, who .scored in the sixth and seventh to catch and then pass thc Yanks, spurted in their half of thc ninth. But thc rally out whnn Hamncr was nipped at thc plate, trying to! score from third on Dick Whit-i chop to First Baseman Joe Governor Warren 'signed the trying to erase mem- Beck bill passed by thc of his cn; nit Fcr. lures special session last month first pitch ,or a doublc to SACRAMENTO, Oct. cat bccamc lhc carry out the objec- tives of the United Nations in the northern area whore United Na- tions observers havc never yet had an opportunity to ascertain thc political wishes of thc people. commence forth- with the task of rehabilitating the shattered Korean economy." AUTHORITY CLEAR Hc said the eight-power reso- lution gives authority for both steps and also assures the men fighting in Korea that the "as- sembly supports wholeheartedly the work they are carrying for- ward." After the fighting ends, Austin said, "the quicker Korea is per- mitted to live its own life wilh- have thrown back eastern aggrcs- aflcr receiving the degree. sion. definitely in Ihe cards as a of the fiasco. But that was of sec- ondary importance. More impor- tant was that Austria would safely remain lhc West's eastern- most strongholr1 lhc fringes of Russia's defense line in Europe. Thc failure of thc communist attempt showed thai only direct aggression by Russia mighl win this country to Ihe red fold. This the Soviets apparently were not ready for. Although STUDENT CLASS URGED Meanwhile in another aclion in thc capital, a group of scientists recommended a now Selective Service classification thai would give deferment to certain "su- perior" students in high schools, colleges and universities. They would be classified as '2-A (S) and remain that Soviet Iroops and status for at least the duration of their educational training, and for at least four months unless Ihey fell behind academi- i cally in thc meantime or other- wise failed to justify the classifi- commandcrs aided tile terrorist: cation campaign, thc Russians carefully! avoided any action that mighl j Requirements siimmiirixnil, Page 8 havc caused an international in- cidcnl. Russ Breach of Pact house near the site of the present Pitlsburg Postofficc. FOUNDED STORE He founded Buchanan's Dcpart- can walk in and bet on a ment Store here in 1892, operating re-enacting the sabotage preven- tion act of new pro- visions. He coromenlcd: "Alomic attack or any other sudden attack is a possibility wc must prepare against. "But; I do believe sabotage loft center to start the ninth. Only a fine bare-handed nab on the hop by .loc DiMaggio, saved it from being a triple. Box Scorn, Sports Section horse. 'it with his wife, Nora, who died "But I do believe sabotage in 'Football' Wfiafhcr The Tribune said the reporter jn 1945, unlil two years ago, when' many forms is a present and con-; liet on a daily double at Haw-; he sold oul, jtinuing danger throughout our DlIG lOt WeCK-tnd Ihornc track and was told: "If! Mr. Buchanan also operated thc i country. Because nf -ur great in-! Tnc wcaihcrman today fore- they win confc back this afler- first telephone exchange in Pitts-' duslrios in California, I am of thc j Of perfect, 70- noon for your Iburg, his wife serving as Ihe should receive Ihe rcc "football" weather for thc Is Hinted by Britain LONDON, Oct. out foreign interference, the bet- hinted .today she considers that tcr." He stated: Russia breached the Big Four "We want nothing from occupation pact by want no bases there. We do backing communist-led strikers not want to and will not threaten! against the Vienna Government, any other country through thc Austria has made such a charge temporary presence of American .in notes lo the four occupying troops in Korea on a United Na- France, Russia tions mission." and thc United States Gas Price Upped by 3 More Oil Companies Three more oil Union, Texas and day announced increased prices foi gasoline. Thc four-tenths of a cent a gallon increase was identical with Standard Oil's announced earlier in Ihe week. It brought regular gasoline lo 25.3 cents, and ethyl to 27.8 cents a gallon rclail. Gen. Lee Cong Chan of the South' Korean Army; Re -establishment of. Airstrip some 251) Wonsan as a' Force. lighter ,basc, lor close support, 6i< Korean. Republican :East'Coasl. forces; and A Hying visit to1 the east coast just below Parallel- 38 'last week- end by Lieut. Gen. Walton' H..' Walker, U.S. Eighth Army "com- V mandcr, and'Maj. Gen; Earle ;Eiv Partridge; U.S. Fifth Air commander. OUTRUSH SUPPLIES To these factors could thc fact that the republican Division has plunged without apparent regard for. lengthening supply', line South Korea.. Wonsan' is 90 air miles eastrpt- the communist' capital of yang in the waist of the sula. One of North Kprea's.majorV rail line and highw.ay, connects the two cities.. Wonsan's capture could start two big Allied prongs aimed'''afe the red capital: one, westw.ar'dj from Wonsan, the other shooting: up north from Seoul, the' ated republican capital 125 jnileS; southeast of Pyongyang. <.-v There was no word of opposi-' lion. South Korean sources', said; Continued Tage 2, Col. t THESE MEN DIED FOR LIBERTY, DIGNITY OF WHERE TO FIND IT 43 45 30, 31 51 52 i first telephone operator. Last fall Gov. Earl Warren la- jearnesl atlenlion." Assemblyman Julian Beck (D., Babies Classified i Comics Crossword Puzzle Editorials beled the supervisor "Mr. Contrajfjf" after watching Financial Gardens Geraldine Radio Schedules and Clubs Sports Theaters Vitals............. Uncle Wiffsily ..'WW.Mther Weather Map...... World News Front 44 32 32 ___ 31 33 35 28, Costa County" at a Contra Costa County centennial celebration at the Ml. Diablo Country Club. AIRPORT BEARS NAME Buchanan Field, Contra Costa County's airport at Con thc. said Oakland area. He said a slorm was hovering ifar off the British Columbia h's coastline but thai il would ex- terms will serve as a good lcnd south only as far warning to potential saboteurs. Beck is Democratic floor leader of the Stalc Assembly. The Beck act became law im- Ihc Oregon-California line. Official gauges at Oakland .69 inches; Mt. Shasta iragg, .47; Blue Canyon cord, was named after the veteran cides a strong legal weapon! 'supervisor. It was dedicated in; against any effort to impede the! l ,n I August ofl 946. 'war effort. !.81 and Red Bluff .29. During thc pasl decade Mr. Penalties are increased from chanan had been honored an- 'maximum of 10 years and THE NEWS METER ON OUR World's in a dither, Kunninir in You tell me whither And I'll tell you why. BURROUGHS. Huks Killed 51 nually by fellow board members finc in the 1941 law, to death or: MANILA, Oct. j 33 and county and slale officials on lifc imprisonment in thc event of Defense Secretary Ramon Mag-1 thc occasion of his birthday. He death or bodily injury, or 20 years saysay said today 50 communist-i was a former president of Ihe finc in olher cases. led Hukbalahaps were killed and 3 California State Supervisors As- Thc ncw statute also increases three Philippines soldiers wcrei socialion "le penalty in thc wounded in Bulacan Province, present law for entering posted Survivors include two children, W. G. (Bud) Buchanan, a maximum of Bank Call real eslale and insurance tu'X m a" j WASHINGTON, Oct. and Mrs. Norine Kellcy, wilh J uJLjThe complroller of the currency today issued a call for a slate- whom he made his home at 547 East 12th Street, and three grand- children, Margaret and Catherine Kellcy and William E. Buchanan. been restricted to travel as a sabotage prevention measure. Defense Need Stressed, Page t ment of the condition of all na- tional banks at the close of busi- ness October 4. WITH U.S. FORCES IN SOUTH KOEEA, Oct. A spirited wind raised little swirls (if dust among the white crosses, Stars of David and stark white stakes massed on the red-brown, dusty hillside. The half-masted United Na- tions flag flutlered in lhc breeze. Then Ihe voice of Ihe chap- lain, Col. Frank Tobey, floated across Ihe Marines, soldiers and Soulh Koreans at loday's first memorial service at the only U.N. cemetery in this area: "The Americans and South Koreans whose bodies lie be- neath these crosses, Ihcsc Slars of David, Ihe white markers, died for thc protcclion of all freedom loving people of lhc world." The phrases drifted up Ihe hillside, past the graves of Frank Pagano and Gerald Fein- stein and Perry Bevens and oyer the withering leaves in the glazed blue clay pot at the -By TOM IAMBERT- head of Henry J. Hampton's grave. (Lt. Colonel Hamplon was Ihe son of John J. Hampton of 3097 Arkansas Street, Oak- land.) To the west lay the sea, hardly visible. At the foot of the graveyard lay the road lo Seoul, bustling wilh men and weapons, along which Ihcse dead had marched and fought a few da'ys ago. Then Maj. Gen. K. M. Al- mond, commander of the Tenth Corps which look Seoul from thc reds, stepped to thc micro- phone. His boots raised litlle spurts of dusl in lhc afternoon sunshine. "These men who lie here in this hallowed spol gave their lives, like Nathan Hale, for liberty and thc dignity of man. They were inspired to risk death itself to preserve the right of an individual to go where'he likes, do what he likes, think what he likes, "I believe they died In the full knowledge that their In- dividual contributions would be a distinct factor in the pres- ervation of liberty. "I believe they had a convic- tion that communism must be driven from the concourse of human relations and that their efforts and others to follow if necessary will be the means of atlaining this noble aim." Almond's voice deepened: "Thc despotic principles which guide those of the communist ideology arc repugnant to all of us, even those of our own na- tion whose weakness is favor- ing communist license under the- democratic safeguards of our own free governments." He slcppcd back a pace looked at the graves then back at those here for the cere- mony. "Personally, I salute I ask you to do likewise as in- dividuals, not. as an organiza- tion." Hands snapped to foreheads in salute. An Army band began playing softly. Then Almond took the' first; of four wreaths of fresh flowers and laid it on a grave: The marker bore no name. The dead; was unknown. Marine Maj. Gen. O.'-P, i then took a wreath and: it on the grave of'R. thony. Army Maj. Gen. i Barr placed one on the gravo'V of Walter L. Moore. As Grieg's funeral Peer Suite music, nearedy an South Korean Col. Pak Irj'Yup laid a wreath .on Ihe marked only by a white of soldier Poo Sun Ha. Thc assembly stood at alien- tion then and a. honor guard fired three volleys across the sparse brown hills of South Korea. The wind whispered among.' the graves, over the cross to which wals attached the "note: "To the best friend a man could have, from all 'the of the (Marine) First Am- phibious Truck Battalion. May he rest in peace."   

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