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765th Korean Rail

765th Korean Rail

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nd
the
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Overhaul
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WITH
2D LOG COM
Through
the
efforts
of two far
seeing,
old
time railroaders,with
a
total
of
more than
60
years
"on the
tracks"
between
them,
today's troops
traveling
by
rail
in Korea will find them-selves aboard
a
train whose carsare,
in the
words
of
Brig. Gen.Paul
F.
Yount,
2d
Logistical
Command
CG, "the next bestthing
to a
Stateside coach."Credit
for the
renovatedcoaches goes to Maj; Robert H.
McCafferty,
Pueblo,
Colo.,
com-mander
of the
765th Transporta-tion Railway Shop Battalion,
and his
executive
officer,
Maj.
Melvjn
C.
Shingler, Altoona,
Pa.
THEY
DECIDED
that
if
pos-sible they would alleviate suchconditions as no heatingsystems, no water and no toilet
facitlies
that
existed
on the
north bound troop trains.Throughanassembly linemethod they supervised
the
complete modernization
of
eachcoach that came into their shop.
EACH
CAR
that came into
the
shop was
completely decontam-inated, inspected and thengiven another treatment
of
DDT.
Then when
the
deconta-mination
was
completed, heatingunits were either installed
or
repaired.
The
ledge like seats that were
an
earmark
of the
Korean troop
train
becameathingof thepastwith
the
shop's installation
of
more modern back to back
seats
of
the American
railcoach
variety.
The interiors havebeen painted an attractive
pastel
color
instead
of the
drab natural
wood
color
of
the
past.
LT.
WILLIAM
E.
MARTIN,
Tampa,
Fla.,
feels
thatinaddi-tion to all of
these latest
im-
provements,
the
cars
will alsocarry more
passengers.The
seating capacity
before
was 50,now
it is estimated they willcarry
up to 85.
Mortar
CompanyThanked
by
27th
For
Fire Support
WITH
U.S.
25TH
DIV—The
27h
Wolfhound
Regiment
hassaluted
the men of the Heavy
Mortar
Company
of the
35th
Regiment
for
their
support in
a
recent drive.
The
Wolfhounds
were holdingpositions
on the
central front,
and
the
mortar company
was to
provide
additional
fire
power.
THE
35TH
FIRED
a
dailyaverage
of
1500 rounds against
enemy
troops and
emplace-
ments."Since digging
in
these
posi-
tions," said Capt. Eugene
Par-
sons
of
Birmingham, Ala, com-
pany
commander,
"we
have
destroyed
a
gasoline dump
and
two
buildup
points.
"OUR
BIGGEST
job now is to
keep
the
enemy
off
balance.
Sometimes
we're up all
night
harassing
his
troops
and
supply
points.
By
changing
our
time-
ing he
never knows when
we
may
throw in a few rounds."
Around
thepresent positionsare three hills
formally
held bytheenemy. Theyare an
ex-ample
of the
tremendous
firepower and
accuracy
of
theseguns. The tops have been
completely
blown
off and the
surface
surroundingthe
peaks
blasted
down
to
chalk
rock.

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