European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 2 1968, Page 9

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 2, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseFriday few try 1, 1968 the stars and stripes Page 9 capt. Girds Globe degree drive9 pays off Sembach Germany special an air Force officer stationed at one of sem Bach s far Flung Sites who isolated for assign ment this Spring to Vietnam will take with him master s degree that he drove More than 29,000 Miles and spent$145 in Gas to memory get there. The distance equals Atrip around the Equator with 4,000 Miles left Over. The office capt. Rufus memory is assigned with det 2 of the 601st tactical control so at new Ulm Ger Many. During 1965 and 1966 he drove to his classes at the Boston University education Center i Munich a round trip of 180 Miles two three and sometimes fou times a week. He kept up the hectic schedule even during a two month period when he was acting commander of the wanted a masters Mem Ory declared. Time and Money were no object. Initially several of us at tended classes twice weekly memory said. One semester we made the trip thrice weekly and one summer we had to travel four nights per but the education minded Cap Tain said the Long travel and Gas Tab was Well Worth the payoff came when he received a master of science de Gree in secondary education at Heidelberg ceremony. Boston University s president presented the diploma. Memory det 2 s mobility officer holds a Bachelor of science degree in science from East Carolina College. His wife also has a returning from Vietnam the Captain Hopes to get a Boot strap assignment to Boston University s Home Campus for advanced graduate study in coun Selling. Ilk. Gets Bamberg initiates Tours new radar system London is a new radar air traffic control and de sense system for the Royal air Force is now fully operational at the Raf air station Stanton Wold England. The radar will be integrated into a network which will be one of the most modern civil air traffic and air defense systems to Orient new soldiers in the world. Raf Stanton Wold will reused for the control of air traffic both civil and military As Wellas in the air defense role. It also has a High degree of immunity to any confusion caused by electronic Stanton Wold will have a complement of about 200 Raf officers and airmen. Mannheim Germany is maintenance officials of the 1st support brigade selected two companies Jan. 27 As Best maintenance units it. Col. Kenneth l. Cowan 51st maintenance in co has announced. Capt. Victor l. Risch cob 51st maintenance in co at Karlsruhe Germany accepted the Best direct support maintenance award while the Overall Best maintenance award went to o. Wilson or co 81st Light equipment maintenance Lem co whose unit gets the overflow As a Genera support company from the 51st 81st Lem co was selected to vie for the higher usar eur award. Bamberg Germany Spe Cial to acquaint newly As signed personnel with their new Hometown newcomers to War Ner Barracks Are being treated to a four hour introduction to this German City. An initial trip with 25 attendees proved such a Success in orienting troops to Bamberg audits historic Points of interest that the program is being maintained. The new soldiers including Many from such Vii corps units As 35th arty group 2nd Arm Cav and the 82d engr in begin their orientation with a briefing by 1st it. Russell Grant Bam Berg Public affairs officer. The talk outlines Bamberg s importance in history As a capital of the holy roman Empire As Well As its significance As a cultural and commercial Center today. This is followed by a Slideshow presenting attractions in the nearby area. Soldiers were shown opportunities for weekend excursions to the franconian Switzerland the Church of the fourteen saints and the Man castles and fortresses in the environs. As a part of the general Inci Dent prevention program Robert Scara of the Bamberg Cid re views the precautions which every Soldier should take to pre sent a better image of America and its comes the tour by bus through Bamberg s narrow streets to such Points of interest As the Cathedral the alte Hof halting a half timbered medi Eval Home for the churchmen and the old residence Home of the City of . 4 Craig Davidson of the Bamberg Public affairs office said the Bamberg command Hopes in this Way to give new men a sense of identity wit their new Home. We be got to dispel the notion that All Ger Many has to offer a i is Beer and new Hometown first it. Russell Grant Public Alfau officer addresses personnel newly assigned to Warner Barracks Bamberg at the Start of a four hour tour that introduces the to then new neighbourhood. The tour began at the 1,000-year-old Bamberg Cathedral. Army photo 32nd arty zeroes in on trophy Hanau Germany special the 1st in 32nd arty walked off with the commanders trophy in the 212th arty group s annual shoulder to shoulder and Small bore matches with the 4th in 18th arty taking the runner trophy. The matches were held Ata Schaffenburg s Schwein Heim and Damm ranges wit the Small bore portion shot in with the m14 Rifle .45 Caliper pistol m60 machine gun and Small bore pistol and Rifle were opened by col. Johnv. Mclain 212th commander who fired the first shot. The con test was hosted by the 2nd in 83rd . 4 Felix g. Solis he Btry 1st in 32nd arty took clean sweep in the .45-caliber pistol matches. He won the slow fire match timed fire match rapid fire match National match course a variety of firing situations and the .45-caliber pistol championship trophy. Partly because of Solis Effort with the .45 and spec. 4 Gerald o Donnel Btry a 1st in 32ndarty, making a sweep in the Small bore pistol category the32nd arty team was Able to make off with the commander s trophy denoting the championship team of the Rifle Champion was 2nd it. Daniel b. Wilkens a Btry 2nd in 83rd arty who walked off with the slow fire prone slow fire standing and the Small bore Rifle championship trophies. Spec. 4 Philip m. French Btry 4th in 18th arty won the m60 machine gun championship trophy while staff sgt. Leo mat thews Btry a 2nd in 75th arty won the m14 Rifle championship shooters claiming trophies were spec. 4 Thomas wag Ner he Btry 212th arty group m60 300-Yard High score pfc Michael Blackwell he Btry 212th arty group m60 400-Yardhigh score. Also winning individual Honor were staff sgt. Gene m. King Btry a 1st in 26th arty m14200-Yard slow fire staff sgt. Clarence Fargher he Btry 212tharty group m14 200-Yard rapid fire Matthews m14 300-Yardrapid fire sgt. . Joseph l. Hangca Btry a 1st in 26tharty, m14 500-Yard slow fire and King m14 runner up. Friday american forces network the times listed for an programs Are Central european time new every hour 0605 request show 1030 Ira Cook 0633 request show 1105 Silver platter0055 Road condition 1130 request show 0700 world at 0700 0730 request show 0805 pop Murelo 0830 Don mcneil0905 take ten 0915 Tempo 1005 merely music 1215 request show 1305 Art ulnkletter1315 Good music 1405 Small world 1506 Date wit Chris 1605 1605 to Nashville 1705 request show 1745 sports journal 1800 world at 1800 1825 local news1835 Jim Pewter 1905 Young sound 2005 on the scene 2100 Jolly Roger 2150 new 2205 Bonn report2220 horse show 2305 new 1640 news 2000 new 1645 abort Landina 2015 monitor1710 the bet 210 Jolly i 1730 pantomime satyrs 1755 schedule1600 news 1b30 Rea Lonal programs 1431 cartoons160q fugitive 1600 four o clock news1606 voyage to Bottom of sea 1505 big Valley 601 Perry Como film German to second 1740 news 1750 sports1820 off duty Magazine 1855 Tammy 1927 news 2030 gun smoke 2055 sports2105 music in the air 2200 world at 2200 2230 tonight show 2310 portrait 2315 John Doremus 0005 Herman Griffith 0030 All that jazz program2000 the track 2105 Chansons d Hiver 2135 Black Art 2210 news2240 jazz studio beavers beat deadline to Tram new personnel 1730 Bobby lord1801 Mission Al Powar 1900 Dick Van dyke1930 Safe dental health 2001 Perry Mason 8pangdahlem to new every hour on the hour 1730 priority special 1930 Dick Van Dyke 1b30 mayor of town 2010 Perry Mason 1901 on Cue 8101 gunsmoko2210 21it Century palace2200 ten o clock report2230 Story on Page 1 2235 profile 2302 Lascon inches a. M Check sports Section and other pages for announcements of special Grafe Woehr Germany special faced with the loss of their trained combat Engineer vehicle Cev Crews through rotation the 24th inf div s 3rd Engin beavers had two months to train new Crews to Complete the Cev gunnery qualification course h id Here in november a group of newly arrived j personnel that consisted of Cooks and clerks along with some trained engineers were folded into eight trained Cev Crews. Their response to Tram ing was enthusiastic said it. Col. Patrick j. Donahoe Battal Ion commander. As a result of their training every Cev and its Crew Quali fied on the course consists of six main targets two stationary trucks two groups of troops in he open and two bunkers. Allie Crew served weapons the .50 Caliper machine gun the 7.62mmcoaxially mounted machine gun and the main gun a 165mm demolition gun Are fired for qualification on the record run which consists of a Day and night makes things hard for the tank commander to Dur ing the test is that on the Cev the main gun does t have Arange finder said sgt. William i. Davis grader for the to has to guess the Range to his targets he Crews Are graded on the to s fire commands technique of fire moving or stationary time elapsed Between identification of the target and when the target is brought under fire the Crew must open fire within 30 seconds and Complete firing within one minute Crew duties and the number of hits scored on the targets. There Are 800 Points possible on each of the two phases and 480 Points Are required to attributed the Cev Crews showing in part tothe battalion s competitive training program. In this pro Gram the companies Are pitted against each to see which unit performs Best. The program helps to build morale enthusiasm and Pride and provides enthusiasm for training. All of these Are necessary if you Are to have an effective Crews posted higher scores this year than last and met All of our expectations said Davis. Davis was a tank commander last year

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