European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jun 28 1968, Page 8

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - June 28, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePoge 8 the stars and stripes Friday june 28 4th army div band in arnhem is called dutch treat dutch youngster left struts ahead of 4th army div band during rehearsal. At right spec. 5 Douglas Bull plays Solo trumpet. Army Nesbit arnhem. The Netherlands special the Lith annual nato Tattoo has been a real dutch treat according to 4tharmd div Bondsmen representing the United states at the nine Day music festival. With military musicians from six a to nations they have sampled dutch hospitality Between rehearsals and nightly performances. Also representing the United states the Golden knights the seventh army exhibition Parachute team opened each performance with a precision Landing in the City s great Market Tattoo which also has been per formed in nearby Heerlen is featuring Britain and Italy in addition to the Netherlands and the United states. It will conclude on the program were traditional and contemporary composition ranging from the stars and stripes forever to yellow nato musicians dressed in their ceremonial Best have executed spectacular Drill formations before crowds estimated at up to 8,000 at each performance. An additional highlight on the pro Gram has been an exhibition by the ghost platoon of the Royal Netherlands air Force. It s name is derived from the fact that no orders Are spoken. For Many of the 4th army div bands men under the direction of two Rich Ard h. Moore jr., it was their first trip to the Netherlands. Most reacted the same Way they enjoyed dutch be eaten More cheese in the past week than i have in the past year said one of the Bondsmen. Holland is very Beautiful. It reminds we of Wisconsin especially with the prevalent Dairy Industry Here said spec. 4 Tom Dunham a trombone their two week stay Here the Bondsmen lived at a Ornaf Caser where they had Brand new billets and were served meals at special tables in the mess Hall. They discovered the custom of spreading chocolate shaving on bread but a norwegian who Haberen an Exchange student in Orego said this was no stranger to him american custom of spreading pea nut butter on on the festival. Nichola n. D. Verbeek president of the foundation said the nato Tattoo gives arnhem citizens International entertainment each year and Ere ates better understanding among Nat official called the event musical Symbol of the Friendship and Alliance of nato new Safe vice commander in chief in shh Smith is Pioneer in computer use Wiesbaden is . Robert n. Smith 52, new vice commander in chief of us afe is a Pioneer in the use of computer techniques in Intelli gence data processing analysis and dissemination. His personal efforts in Thiesfield while director of Intelli gence for the strategic air omd were nationally recognized in 1964 by aviation weekend space technology Maga Zine which cited him for his outstanding contribution to the Progress of aerospace and his perceptive drive to apply new technology to intelligence for his service As Sac intelligence director for More than 10 years. Smith was awarded the distinguished service medal. A 1934 graduate of Bowdoi College at Brunswick me., Smith was a District manage for a tire company before be ginning his military career i april 1941 As an aviation Cadet at Gunther Field received his commission As a second lieutenant in december1941. During world War ii he was a b26 Pilot in the Southwest Pacific area flying 51 missions and logging 145 combat hours and was awarded the distinguished flying Cross the air medal and the Soldier s medal. His first Pentagon service came in March 1946 when hews named assistant to the chief air Esti mates Branch air intelligence division Harmy air july 1947 to march1949, Smith was chief of the plan Ning and estimates Section of that became the chief of the . Air Force Mission to haitian May 1949, for which service he received the Merit medal from the haitian government. Upon his return from Haiti injury 1952, he was assigned to Sac at Offutt air Force base,neb., As Deputy chief target analysis division directorate of intelligence and became chief of the division on july 1, 1953,serving in that Post until june 1955, when he was named director of intelligence. During the fall of 1958, Smith was appointed the air Force co of presents re awards Washington is re search and development awards have been presented to four air Force officers by Gen. John p. Mcconnell of chief of staff for their outstanding achievements in re last year. A fifth Winner will receive his trophy at a later Date since he is now in Vietnam. Those honoured with their Are of achievement Are majs., George l. Anstadt biomedical engineering and George c. Mohr life support systems cats. Howard l. Bethel hyper sonic aerodynamics and Jamess. Gallo avionics and 1st it. Charles r. Philbrick is now in Vietnam. Winners received a Bronze Sil ver and Walnut plaque and a certificate of award. Ordi Nator on the Secretary of defense technical advisory group which was organized to identify the problems associated with the safeguards require against a Surprise attack on the United then was appointed director of the military staff of the unite states which was sent to Geneva for the purpose of providing the technical expertise necessary for documenting the problems associated with a Surprise attack on the free nations of the also was named chair Man of several Allied nation committees functioning directly with committees formed by the communist bloc nations. He was assigned As the director of plans . Air Force he on aug. 2, 1965, and on sept.1, 1966, became the assistant Deputy chief of staff plans an operations . Air Force he from which Post he comes to Safe. Smith is succeeding Gen. Jackg. Merrell who has left Europe to become commander 01 Theair Force logistics come at Wright Patterson air Force Casein Ohio. Bars to 23,668 in Roth Washington is about23,668 College and University graduates will receive comms-1lions in the . Armed Force this year through the Roth Pio Gram including a record number in the army the defense depart a ment reported recently. 18,000 for army this academic year s total in eludes nearly 18,000 for the army 1,590 for the Navy and 3,896 for the air Force Ine Marine corps also commissioned 182 officers 177 from the naval program and five from the Aimy i i the previous army record was set in 1954 when 15,171 we graduated a defense Weiwu ment spokesman said. An Raf Golden Jubilee London is the Cess Mary s Royal a nursing service is Celebia Golden j.ubtilei6qi8 As tie formed in june 1918 Asie Raf Force nursing service the a unit was Given its Piesen five years later

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