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Checker Board (Newspaper) - March 3, 1943, Hampton Roads, Virginia 1 99TH INFANTRY DIVISION CAMP VAN MARCH 1943 8 State Approves Study For 99th Troops Typing Courses Canceled Because of Priorities Substitute Military History According to word received yesterday from Ken president of Southwest Jun ior College at the educational program for Camp Van Dorn has been ap proved by the State Vocational Board of Education at chairman of Vocational Is now in contact with Washington for further action to get the schools organized at this mili tary Kenna also notified the Division Special Service Section that because of military prior ities on it will be impossible to conduct typing More than 250 soldiers had signed up for the typing course alone through a questionnaire Hat Insignia Not Regulation Miniature insignia such as crossed signal and the like should not be worn on the field The wearing of such insignia is a violation of uniform regu Only regimental badg es are worn by enlisted men on the left front side of the field Due to the general na tional metal shortage no regi mental insignia can be author Thus the field cap will be worn without any form of badge or insignia in the case of en listed War Bond Will Be Given For 99th Sons Hodges Succeeds Krueger As Commander oi the Third Army The Division Special Service Section announced today that a War Bond will be given as a prize to the soldier who writes the official 99ttf In fqntry Division march contest is open to every one andthe rules are The course in military history will be substituted for typing and the men may either take this course or take any other of the nine courses Ten teachers will be furnish ed by Southwest Junior College and the following sourses will be taught American war physics and elec command ing officer of Camp Van has assured the Checkerboard that adequate facilities will be provided fot Ic is the belief of those who Continued on Page 1 songs be tuneful enough to be used on cere monies and radio The prizewinning song be selected by a committee Headed by Peter Special Service Officer of the 393rd who in civil life was a concert pianist and com poser and was a music teacher at the University of The War Bond is being contributed by Pon Lip manager of the Branch of the Baton Rouge Coca Cola Bottling All songs should be submitted to the DivisionSpecial Service Office on 13th Avenue and 4th Street no later than March I Rose From Rank of Private To His Present High Position COURTNEY HODGES Checkerboard Makes Philadelphia Youngster Its High Chair General One of the favorite pastimes jof armchair generals is to j predict when the war will be The Checkerboard adds its i own predictor Donald j the seven year old nephew of j Anthony Montega of 393rd Infantry Regimental Headquar ters who lives in i Donald tells his mother and i all those who will listen that the war will be over when the DONALD STABILITO high chair 99th Infantry Division The youngster is for j the Checkerboard Division as I his uniform Hes as j proud of his patch as most sol diers are of their first Since Donald would be lost in an arm chair the Checker board editors have made him their official high chair gen Sends Him To Check Weight Carl Parkinson of Headquarters 370th Field Artillery wrote to a I cousin that he was j on Army By i return mail she sent him an old Must Register Private Cars 393rd Band to Play Concert Thursday Night in Hall Soldiers of the 99th Infantry Division are cordially invited to attend a concert by the 393rd Infantry Band Thursday eve ning in the Regimental Recrea tidn Music will be under the di rection of Paul the band Warrant and the program will be arranged by Peter the Regi mental Special Service The first program of the type to be given Thursday night was staged in the Recreation Building last Sunday afternoon before 200 soldiers and many Community singing was led by Private an en thusiastic woman in the au dience who leaped over the foot lights to help direct the soldier i Officers and enlisted men are i reminded that all private ve hides must be registered with the Camp Provost Those cars that dont have the Camp Van Dorn will be barred from the Reser the Provost Marshall has Applicants for reg istration must exhibit a paid up insurance policy indicating that they carry ity insurance of to and property damage insurance of The cost of registration is ten Lieutenant General Courtney a soldier who has come up through the ranks fron private to his present high is the new commander of the Third Army and the Southern Defense Command which has its headquarters at Fort Sam He succeeds Lieutenant Gen eral Walter who has been given command of the Sixth Army in Prior to taking over the Third General Hbdges commanded the X a Third Army tactical at The 99th In fantry Division is in the XV which is part of the Third Before the reorganization of the War Department in General Hodges was Chief of appointed for a fouryear period on March the rank of Major When the Army was consolidated into three major functional Hodges was given charge of the Replacement and School Com He was commandant of the Infantry School from March Hodges entered the en listed ranks of the Army in For three years he served as private and noncommis sioned officer with the 17th Infantry at In a competitive examination for enlisted he won his commission as second lieutenant in the Infantry in the Regular Army on He rose rapidly in World War the permanent rank of captain to tempor ary grade of lieutenant colonel in the 6th Infantry and part of the 5th As a battalion he was in the line at Anoud and Die Sectors in Lorraine and the MeusseArgonne Hodges was awarded the Continued on Page 31 Is Chance To Pick New 99th Name and Slogan is an opportun Though the 99th Division is ity to get your name inscribed i known as the Checkerboard Di in the history records of the 99th Infantry The Division Special Service vision for its and the Division slogan is Each Move to Victory these will be chang Section with the authority of ed if a better name and iden vision Headquarters is initiating tification phrase is a contest to select a new slogan j A suitable prize will b3 giv and knickname for en to the soldier who sends in It is the belief Thompson command ing general of the 99th Infan try that soldiers them selves should select the Division slogan and a prizewinning slogan and a knickname to the Division Spe cial Service Section which is lo cated on 13th Avenue and 4th The deadline for the contest is April
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