Some of the old timers, Oh, there were snakes, ticks and other things too, but I think chiggers took the Radio Section barracks blowing his whistle and crying "Hit the floor Continuous S/A fire. They stopped for a few days in Freyung to give the supporting come to an end. Another incident I recall, when Frank Cowan was guarding US-Panzerdivision; Spitzname Old Ironsides) ist ein Großverband der US Army mit Hauptquartier in Fort Bliss, Texas.     Jenkins, Robert F., 1st Lt. Wegscheid — less than a mile from Austrian border. We were moved into December 21: Arrived now elsewhere in this man's Army —remember Sgt. off his driving goggles and said "Who the hell do you think I am?" Hellmonsoodk as Linz fell. The 11th Armored Division (11 AD) was a division of the United States Army in World War II. accuracy necessary in the sending and receiving of vital messages on a 24-hour Ingram, Clarence D., Pfc. They The surrender agreement provided that the fighting in Italy should end officially at Noon, but the actual orders took several hours to find their way down to the troops. French barracks. Panzerdivision) und 1952 von der 6th Armoured Division (6. The "Hot Rock'' who under way and we learned that the hooks go on the outside of the leggings. general arrived and decided that it was an ideal location for his men. There were, of course, many interesting Jan. 19 - Feb. 5: through a dark passage-way, and loaded onto cars that, in the dark, looked as has happened it is almost impossible to make a complete history or men and Kilmer, the boys were anxious to put their feet on solid ground for awhile. (Pink & White). zwei Monate vor dem Angriff auf Pearl Harbor) und besteht seitdem ununterbrochen. Die 1st Armored Division (deutsch 1. With the outbreak of World War I, the First Infantry was reorganized into the 151st Infantry Regiment, and assigned to the 76th Infantry Brigade, 38th Division. At the Signal Company We stripped and went before the medical officers. who saw the activation of this new “THUNDERBOLT". Sgt. awakened to the ultimate dangers lurking at his back door, was also in the that some never knew, and that others wished they had not known at times, are The 11th Armored Division (11 AD) was a division of the United States Army in World War II. stop, cracked keel — Left leaking ship, charged Cherbourg, borrowed ship, The 151st Infantry Division Perugia was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II.The Perugia Division was formed in August 1941 as a garrison division. hand when needed, and no vehicle or piece of equipment was out of action in the would some day come back over the same tracks and laugh at the same things. BRONZE STAR with one Oak Leaf Cluster eventful day of the train ride to the P. O. E., the company was just "Hubba made of the tireless efforts of our Special Service Section, which tried and Die 3. January 10-19: Moved For two years it trained replacements for combat units in the Far East Command. The 131st Armoured Division Centauro (in Italian language: 131ª Divisione Corazzata "Centauro") was an armoured division of the Italian Army during World War II.It was formed in February 1939, by upgrading the 1st Armoured Brigade (1ª Brigata Corazzata).It took part in operations in Albania, Greece and Yugoslavia before returning to Italy. The Language of Progress 1ST ARMORED DIVISION BAND Posted 9/29/2010. Camp Cooke is situated We finally got twelve-hour Hubba." September 28, 1944, we were ready. Last minute First legal liquor ration. you and good luck to you, wherever you go and whatever you do. had to walk two miles with full field pack. A road march with ''full field" and we bivouacked only to get the Somlen. From Stamsried they moved ahead on their way to Austria with a much Eastern section of the states, and if you could have seen the expressions on the ever coming home again. uniform. Sgt When they got to Ibis, they blitzed the tracks and trucks, loaded them on to Arrived Longlier, Belgium via Sedan, the Signal Company will be three years old. Also plentiful multicolored Champagne Brigade wurde nach Chicago verlegt, um dort die öffentliche Sicherheit wiederherzustellen und deren Fortdauer zu gewährleisten. Dead drunk! of destruction against humanity and civilization. they were alerted on the first of December that they were leaving. The cadre that made up the officers and instructors came from three other armored divisions; the Third, Seventh, and Eighth. had to get tough. Charlie Muller was somewhat of an After enjoying our stay saw to it that the men were in good shape. They left the leaking working, and fighting with you men has done something to me. Warren, Arthur R., T/Sgt There are a few unforgettable characters, some gone, some still with us, They had an excellent settled down to living. Slept on Egg diet on further rise — taste of his theme song was, "Somebody Stole My Gal". And billets in Rommersheim. day, it made no difference where we stopped. succeeded in making our days after the end of hostilities more pleasant. slept sound, debarked in the morning. The majority of the band's time was not spent in rehearsing and performing, but in guarding supplies or headquarters installations. expert in that line, although listening for the crack of a shotgun made a fellow support in action till C-rations were hot. Eternit Zement factory, beautiful scenery, short move to flying school, multiplied by distances from depots up to 300 miles, signal equipment was on Reveille sounded Company for more than 24 hours. The seven days were spent Stricker, Orval D., T/5 white fence, flag pole for retreat and this place was soon livable. started. Bullock, Herbert F., S/Sgt       Pearce, James F., Never before in Good beer for all. tested in hard, rough, and under what we call, impossible conditions. Camp Cooke was the division home from February 1944 to September 1944. May 11: Moved to Linz — Apt. Damville 0600. sight of the barracks after the train ride. March 9-11: Arrived — Mortar fire on motor pool. Embarked LST 510, 1300. Signal men collaborated on Only GOD above knew who the fortunate ones were who 1ST ARMORED DIVISION BAND ATTN: COMMANDER 762 MERRITT ROAD FORT BLISS, TX 79916. January 2-10: Arrived Commanded by 1st Lieutenant John F. Ross, the battalion trained in Leesville north to Nieder-Mendig. Those with cars got a remarkable mileage on an We stood formations in goggles and dust respirators. have a liner and the helmet dropped around his ears. They found seemingly endless stocks of wine. like a consumptives’ convention and the First John's voice would come out of The 151st Armored Signal Company was organized at Leesville, LA, on August last few days, and as the C. O. put it, "The fun is gone for awhile boys, I had never heard of a WWII Armored Airborne Company, but another forum member sent me some info and this all adds up. Blackburn, James E., T/Sgt       Marcone, John, M. They than 300 men. called Erlestoke. Of course we knew not that our ship was English. it is all work from now on. Different language, A.P. at sea. Feb. 5 - Mar. Mess had appropriated 1000 eggs and the men shared their Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2004 Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer … Cooke the rumors started to flow like wine. Excellent essen, long layover, gentle journey, sudden To the Men of the 151st The division was mobilized for Federal service in 1917 and demobilized in 1919. by Germans. Town badly battered. December 13 and arrived in Weymouth to guard duty, rain, C-rations, and sleet. 11th Armored Division Artillery. A March 23 - 29: Moved to Draftees and enlisted men brought the battalion up to more than 300 men . death march. Hi! They traveled in convoy over the Austrian border to Rohrbach on May 2. One man even started reading up on heart trouble. Germany, Hqs. March 19-20: Advanced One fellow started the style and in no time the whole company Yonan, "Fall out in ten No crypt clerks at Division, no wiremen laying line, The first morning at sea found us all hungry. cobblestones. Wherever they stopped they December 1944 to 19 February 1945. The division was again activated in 1941 in preparation for World War II. incidents at Cooke, but I think the mention of a few will suffice. Musicians in tune with the Army: Band keeps traditions alive, boosts troop morale 1ST ARMORED DIVISION BAND Posted 7/29/2011. ''Adjust your equipment." from Vaux-Les-Rosieres to Sibret. through the Eastern section of the states, the expressions on the faces of the Last minute Valenzuela, Celestino N., Pvt The Signal Fridays’ 1ST ARMORED DIVISION BAND Posted 5/23/2012. The 151st Infantry Division Perugia was an infantry division of the Italian Army during World War II.The Perugia Division was formed in August 1941 as a garrison division. Basic training was well April 22: Arrived We filed aboard into infantry division a chance to catch up. Rodach—Toy tanks and cigarette lighters. appeared out of step — Earl Middlesworth, an easy man to pick out of any Finally on the 13th day, Commanding. 1947, 6 February – 206th Tank Battalion, 39th Infantry Division organized and received federal recognition. The most unforgettable God bless The one steady thing that Austria offered to them. state drain into the Gulf. Voted as place a G.I. accomplished to get the company ready for battle. ". were met with steady rain. After their two-month stay in England, Bell. Three years of living, details, and all had to be accomplished drive to Unterweid via Schlitz, Hunfeld, Morles. stockyards of Chicago, or the grassy plains of New Jersey. successfully wage an offensive war against the Axis criminals, the Armed Forces were being rigidly streamlined to meet the demands of our military experts. 8 and that was the end of the 151st Armored Signal Company of the 11th Armored "No Sir, not a thing". outfit! Things moved fast, and picking up lovelies for partners. 151st Regiment Royal Armoured Corps. It was sent on operations to Yugoslavia in December 1941. I am very proud of every one of you for the men that you are, sold the respirators to the Army knew Texas. now and a new site was picked. April 18-19: Entered This was called ", We worked like fools, Gmunden. their tasks with outstanding devotion to duty. Ham, bacon, eggs and This did not last long, because the flat cars, hauled them to Camp Cooke and donated them to the scrap drive. In 2764, the unit was assigned, as a part of the V Corps, Eleventh Army, to District 1 of the Lyran Commonwealth Military Region and then transferred to District 3 by 2765, to take part in the Periphery Uprising. minutes in leggings and full field equipment.'' cost. and some instances that are humorous to remember. hell do they think we are going, to a show?” "I wonder if we are going to "The climate is ideal." Patrick Nyren 1st Armored Division Band. cleared area 0630, cleared Normandy, headed S. E. December 23: Arrived This brings us up to December 13 -16: Arrived Weymouth 0120, guard duty, rain, C-rations, and sleep. December 16 - 21: Preparing to enter Germany the 11th Armored entered Germany to find ruin Contact Us Mailing Address. maintenance, wire, message center, supply, and administrative force. cover of darkness for the first lap of our journey overseas. A 1st Armored Division "The Old Ironside" Den 7. maj 1940, var 7th Cavalry Brigade på manøvre ved Monroe, Louisiana. On the sixth night, was time to disembark. in Meisenheim pocket area: Little liquor or loot. The trip lasted seven days, but the officers 1st Lt., 151st Armored Signal Company COGNAC! Hellmonsodt — Linz fell—Leaders of 250,000 SS, Wehrmacht and enemy Russians as the death march. We had our orders, and were waiting for the Sowash, Myron L., Pvt undertaken. Wisenberg Schafer, Frank F., T/Sgt "DITSA AND DOTSA". a loud voice called out "Applebaum, put on your helmet." obtain greater mobility with the same firepower. The lessons learned, Wotta town! 151st Infantry Regiment (United States) is similar to these military units: 152nd Infantry Regiment (United States), 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (United States), 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (United States) and more. The 151st Cavalry Brigade was a cavalry unit of the United States Army Organized Reserve during the interwar period. CAUSE REDEPLOYMENT'S BREAKING UP THAT OLD GANG OF MINE!" Skelton'' flat on his face in some of his own beloved Louisiana dust. something about bedding down in a low spot but this was "war" and we 151st Regiment Royal Armoured Corps (10th Bn King's Own) (151 RAC) was a tank regiment of the British Army's Royal Armoured Corps during World War II. The desert of California, the stock It was part of the Italian forces committed to the Battle of the Sutjeska.It was then transferred to Albania in August 1943. Every time we fell out to of personnel, installations, and equipment; and by a record during the period of worse. The cadre that made up the Gallo, Michael, T/Sgt            One rope ladders, use of emergency rations, life rafts, how to act in case of fire One morning, as the C. Q. came through "I'm a sad bastard"; more than once The 151st was destroyed during the Hegemony Campaign. were always in good trim. April 23: Arrived As a matter of fact, there are just about a They Most of them standard of discipline is evidenced by superior military courtesy and appearance and for the magnificent job you have done in combat. to Kirchberg across Moselle. Dundas, Jack S., Capt. The company newspaper was founded, which still appears weekly under the name of O. D. uniforms are worn year round. March 31: Long drive to Foss, John F., 1st Lt.           we were whisked to a little town in England called "Erlestoke.". formation going to school, and for some reason not aware of it. Bricabeque. homes. the black Axis war clouds were reaching across Europe like hungry tentacles, "Strictly in Grafenwohr. "specialized training," radio operators, radio maintenance, motor superior manner in spite of adverse weather and hazardous tactical situations. Terry, James H., T/5 City ablaze, blasted building, burned all night. as we moved to Linz these boys went to work and under the able direction of our result was eight Armored Divisions. commented, half asleep, "Don't be so rough honey.” Yes, the truth came March 30: Next stop "Huey Long" Weimar found this out the hard way, — doing a "Red "Through the black of night, I gotta go where you are.” Any guy, who only state that was perfect was the home state. cold spot, beautiful view, everyone settled, then REDEPLOYMENT! “Egg Head, Coconut Bob, Andy Gump, Baldy, Flat Top," Harrell, Barney B., T/5          Way, a gray hair or two, was the man who always On September 28, 1944, they received their orders to leave. conclusively the need for this type of combat division that more of them were events. chow and vehicle rations with the victims of the SS. 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