European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 2 1968, Page 8

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 2, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 8 the stars and stripes Friday february 2, 1968 114 graduate at no Academy bad Stoelz Germany Spe Cial spec. 6 Gerald s. Sim Mons was named distinguished graduate of the 114 Man class 8-12 at the seventh army no Academy. Simmons is assigned to the railway maintenance activity at rheingau. As top graduate he received the Usa eur and seventh army award. In addition he received the Gen. George s. Patton award for excellence and was one of four winners of the Gen. Douglas Macarthur award for distinguished leadership. Honor graduates for class 68-12were spec. 4 Harold w. Quigley ii det a co a Suasa Fiel station rot Westen spec. 5 Richard Lbrown hic 3rd sup port brigade and spec. 5 Johnny v. Scruggs he Trp 14tharmd Cav regt. Other winners joining the distinguished Grad uate As leadership award winners were staff sgt. William , 552nd engr co spec. 5 Robert s. Mcclellan 6th maintenance in Usa eur augmentation ready group and staff b. Sharplin soon to be an instructor at the Academy. Spec. 4 John r. Norris 96thtrans co was designated Winner of the association of the award for having accumulated the fewest demerits during the four week course. Sgt. Robert l. Kahihikolo 541stengr co feb was judged by the Academy commandant it. c. Beasely As the student possessing the highest Persona land professional standards Dur ing the final inspection and received the Gen. Bruce c. Clarke award. Distinction though not an award Winner spec. 4 Fred Schwartz co a 34th signal in had the distinction of being the 64,000th Man to receive a diploma from the 18-year-old no Academy. Departing from the tradition of having a High ranking officer As a guest speaker for the graduation ceremonies the Academy this time conducted an All enlisted exercise. Academy sgt maj. Felix e. Lubiszewski made the preliminary remarks and introduced seventh army sgt r. Lewis who delivered the graduation address. Ules offered a new slant on the old Kipling line the Back Bone of the army is the noncommissioned using Sun glasses in poor Light Hazard Drivers told you have often heard the statement that the no is the Backbone of the army this is be cause he is the professional Leader who is closest to his men who knows and understands his men better than anyone else and who has the grave responsibility to teach guide and train his men Roget the Job done whatever it May be and who in the final Ana Lysis by undaunted courage and unhesitating self sacrifice set the example for his men in do not All have the knowledge and the experience of the Backbone i have just de scribed but you Are Well on the Way and certainly have gotten a Good Start up the ladder to ultimate Success at this school Lewis said. For health agencies cat Pai in starts feb. By George Eber staff writer Stuttgart Germany is the Annua Appeal for funds to support National health and service agencies will get rolling feb. 15 under the defense department s overseas combined Federal Campaign. The six week Long drive instituted As a join project a year ago will raise funds for the american National red Cross International service agencies and the National health agencies throughout Neucom commands. The defense department is again encouraging contributions to be made by Federal employees and armed forces members in the form of pledges taken out in payroll deductions. The International service agencies Are Thueso care the National recreation and Park association project Hope International social service United seamen s service the american social health association and the american korean foundation. National health agencies Are the american cancer society american heart association arthritis foundation muscular dystrophy associations of air Erica National association for mental health National association for retarded children National cystic fibrosis research foundation National foundation March of dimes National multiple sclerosis society National society for crippled children and adults National society for the prevention of blindness and the United cerebral pals associations. The Campaign which concludes March 31will be the Only authorized Appeal of the year to overseas personnel. A contributor May designate the agencies of his Choice on a contributor s card which will be distributed to personnel. A designated funds will be added As necessary to Aid each group in reaching its Campaign goal. Money collected in excess of goals will be split up As follows red Cross 43.5 per cent National health agencies 30.5 per cent an International service agencies 26 per cent. Geared to a theme of pledge a fair share a fair share giving guide will be Avail Able to prospective contributors. Changes spots a Leopard tank Roll through a w a s h r a c k of the German army s 134th Panzer in during a Demon � f a rps a information desks set to assist gis in . Cers a finessed Rin capabilities of four Wiesbaden special us safety area american motorists Ine that wearing dark glasses poo Hunt is a real Hazard to Safe driving. It is As bad As driving in fog Windshield Sun glasses per cent of the Avail Able Light. Anything that de creases visibility at night in creases the danger on the High Way officials said personnel who Nee for glasses Are urged to have driving of a a 1icvcclear ones in their Possession at 9l times. Failure to Wear Clear glasses has been a contributing actor in fatalities in the com Mand it was stated. Washington special Mili tary personnel on try emergency leave or pcs orders travelling with their dependents to the United states often encounter unexpected problems. Many of them Are unaware they can get valuable information and assistance from military in formation desks located in seven major air terminals across the United states. These information Booths Are manned by military personnel to answer questions and assist impossible trouble areas for Mili tary personnel during their travels. The traveler Salso maintains Aid society he information Booths in most air rail and bus terminals across the country both the traveler s air society and the military information Booths provide assistance to travellers by finding alternate flights or modes of transportation when necessary. They also provide valuable and up to Date information about local service Sand often provide local transportation and arrange for overnight accommodations for the travel Raf group wins driving award London is a group of Royal air Force men serving at Laa Bruch West Germany has proved that there is nothing superhuman about Good driving under Continental conditions. Their Reward is the Raf Ger Many transport efficiency cup for 1967. The cup is awarded annually tothe Raf station motor transport Section in Germany which keep sits vehicles in the Best condition serviceable and on the Road and above All has the lowest Acci Dent rate. My Serviceman and his information Booths Are provided with military and civilian Telephone lines which allow them to help the travelling serv iceman Contact his duty station for information or if they Are unable to return on time due to unforeseen information facilities Are located at o Hare International Airport Chicago 111. National Airport Airport wash., Atlanta . Atlantaga., Lambert Field in St. Louis to. Love Field in Dallas Tex. San fran Cisco s International Airport and at John f. Kennedy Airport inner York City Heidelberg medic cited Heidelberg special pfc Ronald w. White of the nursing service of the . Army Hospi Tal Here has been named Soldier of the Quarter for the Heidelberg medical service area four publications win Usa eur 7th army newspaper trophies Heidelberg special four Usa eur unit newspapers have been selected to receive the Usa eur and seventh army distinguished newspaper award. Winners in each of the fou categories Are letterpress Jayhawk published by Vii corps spec. 5 Geoffrey Mehl editor. Photo offset 32nd army Ai defense come news spec. 5 Larry Crisman editor. Multi Lith the Zeitung sout Bavaria District Michael e. Silverstein , my guardian 709th my in spec. 4 James Owens editor. The Usa eur distinguished newspapers award is presented to unit and installation news papers that have shown consist ent adherence to High journalistic principles and have per formed their Overall command information function with exceptional skill

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