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   Checker Board (Newspaper) - August 23, 1944, Hampton Roads, Virginia                                VOL 2 99TH INFANTRY CAMP AUGUST 1944 39 SEW Louis Company 394th demonstrates of his letterperfect stitching on his new electric sewing as PFC Emmett Conerly lines up a new chevron on a sleeve in readiness for his Photo by PFC Bill 395th Rent Electric Sewing Machine for Gi Tailor And Thus Put Into Practice Stitch in Time 395fli Talent to Stage Supermammy Wednesday Evening the pretentious allsoldier show to be presented the 395th Infantry at Theatre 5 on Wednesday Aug ust will highlight a cast of sixty five talented written by Franklin 395th Antitank and Murray 395th Special Service tells the story of the choosing of Miss PinUp Girl of the her visit to the her mixup with a movie and the eventual straightening out of the Its packed with laughs from start to finish geared to the soldier audi ence in its comedy Featured will be dozens of the stars of the many of whom have already displayed their footlight abilities in previous Battalion Wagner will play the title role of Vir 2d Super gil will enact the HQ role of mammys sweetheart Arn old will play with CWO Robinson of Regimental HQ portraying the hand dashing cinema Highlighted will be a singing chorus of twelve a lissome danc ing chorus of ten and 12 outofthisworld Show Novelties galore be in with the keynote of the evening resting of and more comedyl The men of Company no longer need to stand in line at the when their clothesneed to be altered or stripes need to be sewed Through the efforts of the com manding Robert an electric sewing machine has been rented from a Paris concern and the boys have what they class as an ex pert alterations and stripe sewing man in the person of Louis Nahm hails from and is listed as a fire control instru ment operator in the company Before entering the service was a knitting machine operator and also learned a con siderable amount about the tail or business from his mother and two sisters who as he says are good at this kind of The corporal has set up his shop in a squad room in one of the He has been in business a week now and re ports that he is kept especially busy in his spare moments catering to the wants of the men in his own company He is so in that he has employed an PFC Emmitt who pins on the stripes and marks off the alterations for 402d Turtle Pet Turns Up In Blast Scientists might be interested in this information on the habits of It would seem that the turtle does not wander very At least thats the fact that was blasted out by the Platoon in a re cent exercise with When the dust had settled a dazed turtle with markings of 402d Infantry was found near the blasting Whats Buzzin USD Show Here This WeekEnd The tops in show world enter tainment in store for soldiers this weekend with the coming of Whats the latest in USOCamp Shows Whats Buzzin features beau and comedy in a breezy revue that has tickled the hearts of many Continued on Page 2 Clash To Determine Champs The Division League Baseball Championship will be decid ed next Saturday afternoon at 1400 on the 395th Infantry The principals in this crucial game will be the 393d Sand 395th Infantry What Kind of Guy Are You Find Out At Service Club 1 You can take a real plunge into the vast unknown tomorrow night in Service Club and find out all sorts of amazing things about yourself and your In a grand combination of mys the Club has assembled a group of highpowered seers wholl tell you tomorrow what kind ol a guy you read ing the lines in your ning your telling you your relations to the what your dreams mean Editors note your lucky and yourfortunes according to the playing And all of this is for too Former G3 Officer Awarded DSC for Heroism in France Lloyd formerly of the Division G3 and now with the Paratroops some where in has been award ed the Distinguished Service it was revealed to the Checker board this According to the assembled a group of 60 parachutists from a number of dif ferent regimentsinto an organized fighting unit and led them an attack against the Encoun tering heavy resistance in the form of a battery of 105mm he led a successful assault against these gun As he moved closer extremely intense enemy automatic weapons fire halted the Patch then directed his men back to the captured enemy gun posi reversed the and plac ed shortrange direct artillery fire on the enemy positions in the This fire was so effective that it completely disorganized the enemy and made possible the cap ture of the The courage and leadership displayed outstanding by Patch reflects great credit on him self and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Armed 395th Infantry Leads All Units In Number Expert Infantrymen The 395th Infantry Regiment leads all units in the Division for the number of men who have qualified pert Records show that men are entitled to wear the Expert Infantryman This number is 44 more than the 393d Infantry and 79 more than the 394th Infan The 395th Infantry is now en titled to affix the Expert Infantry streamer to the regimental These companies are permitted to attach the streamer to their guid ons Regimental Headquarters Company Antitank Cannon Headquarters 1st Battalion Head quarters 2d Company Company Com pany Company Headquar ers 3d Com pany Company Company and Company 99th as ex Leading all units of the Regi ment is Regimental Headquarters Company second is Headquarters Company 3d Battalion and third is Headquarters 1st Regimen tal Commander made this com ment when he learned his unit led all others in the number of men who had qualified as Expert In fantrymen I am entirely gratified at the our The threequarters qualified as expert proves the keenness with which they have absorbed their Trie hard long the intelligence applied all will assert them selves when we meet the showing made by fact that almost Since the beginning of the sea son these two teams have been running neckandneck and after eliminating their nearest rivals last will vie with each other for the 99th Closely Matched The records of these two aggre gations are almost Both teams have season records of 18 and Both teams have run in to unexpected The 395th Infantry started off the season with a big winning their first eight and then ran into a lump of three straight The 393d Infantry took over the lead and held it for almost six Then they lost two in a and since that time have been or at most only a halfgame off the 393d Can Hit Led by Conway and and with the big bats of and the 393d team will present the most powerful batting array of any team in the Conway and Rubel are the best 3 and 4 men in the Conways batting av erage is well above the mark and with the hardhitting Rubel following they present a ter rific onetwo The Mackenziemen of the 395th Infantry arent as powerful at the plate as the but and Dougherty usually manage to bunch their base when they and more than once during the season have come through to turn seem ing defeat into 395th Can Field In the 395th nine has a slight Their outfielders are ballhawks of the first and and Wilhelm comprise a smoothwork ing as well as offen Conway is the outstanding player of the He is by far the best second baseman in the 99th Klette and Rubel are good but not quite up to the par of any of the 395ths Keyser Wicker The starting batteries for Sat urday afternoons classic will probably be Keyser and Didier for 393d and Wicker and Dougherty for Keyser and Wicker have been the standout twirlers of the cir uit all year Wicker will iave the more difficult task in the championship affair trying to har ness the 393ds Key ser can throw them but will lave to be lately he comparatively weakhitting 395th men have been coming through in the clutch with extrabase Bare Has New Reason to Keep Tight Mouth Almost hairless and almost toothless is what the men of Com pany 394th say of their supply War ren For auite some time Bare has been losing his beautiful red hair and by now has only a trimming of red around the sides of his Recently the sergeant had a dental appointment and now many of his teethJare ffone too Me has been dubbed Smileless   

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