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July 11, 1942




711 th Engineer Railway Operating Battalion





To all the men who have given or their time and energy unselfishly so that the Claiborne and Polk Military Railway might become a reality, this booklet is dedicated.






MAJOR G. M. WELCH Commanding Officer

Major G. M. Welch __ ~~_~ ~ Commanding Officer, Superintendent

Captain H. A. Israel Executive Officer, Assistant Superintendent

Captain E. J. Lawler -_ Storekeeper

Captain E. "v. Drummond Headquarters and Service Company Commander

Captain Harold Conn _ _ __ __ _ _ __ _ _ __ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ Medical Officer

Iat Lt. C. S. Angleton ~ Road Foreman of Engines

bt Lt. ).. D. Elgin Construction Foreman

l st, Lt. Joe D. Gore Roadmaster

Ist Lt. W. J. Kaiser Dental Officer

l st Lt. G. E. Lourie .. Adjutant

lst Lt. W. A. Lowe A Company Commander. Engineer Maintenance-of-Way

I st, Lt. Earl Martin B Company Commander, Master Mechanic

l st Lt. P. W. Strong Chief Dispatcher

Ist Lt. G. W. Warmack C Company Conunauder, Trainmaster

lst Lt. S. D. Williamson Signal Supervisor

2nd Lt. Robert Dawson Training Officer

2nd Lt. J ohn Depp Car Fortman

2nd Lt. G. E. Dike Bridge and Buildng Supervisor

2nd Lt. v.r. J. Dixon Yardmaster

2nd Ll. D. L. Manion . .. __ Asst. Engineer Maintenance-of-Way

2nd Lt. J. A. Mitchell ]'IIechanical Engineer

2nd Lt. JameS' 1\11 cComb ,... ~ Asst. Storekeeper

:nd Lt. H. A. Ziegler .: Asst Yardmaster


Lt. Col. M. J. Noyes

Lt. Col. C. K Harding Major C. S. Donnelly Captain Bcrtel Croundhorg Captain Ward A. Jones Captain J. D. Matheson

Captain F. Thomas Captain P. F. Yount

l st, Lt. Irving Rachlin. 2nd Lt .. D. W. Ehrhardt 2nd Li, Edmund Kelly 2nd Lt. J. W. Logan, Jr.





The 71lth Engineer Battalion

The 7J [tl1 EngineerBattalion (Railway Opera ing), first of its kind in the United States' Army, was activated on j une 18th, 1942 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Although originally scheduled fo.- activation at Camp laiborne, Louisiana, the bat talion >;"'IS organizer! at Fort Belvoir because facilities for the reception of the unit were not yet ready at Camp Claiborne, and because the 711 til's officer WCfC already at F rt Belv ir; at which post there were al 0 sev ral hundred railroad men available for the battalion from the Engineer Replacement Training enter,

A cadre of 2'S enlisted U1CIl was' drawn from the Engineer School Detachment, and the L t, 9th. 4th, and 20th Engineers as an initial tep. These men arrived on June 22nd, and the next everal days were spent in setting up a Lent camp ill the woods adjacent to the Fort Belvoir railroad, ncar the pistol range. Pyramidal tents wcre pitched, latrine dug, temporary hewer lacilitie erected, and kitchens using wood burning field ranges were set up. Four hundred twenty-five men from the ERTC were moved into this camp on Tune 25th.

DUring the period the 711th remained at Fort Belvoir, it completely rehabilitated tlte Quartermaster railroad serving the post. Built in 1917, thi road wa badly in need of maintenance, The 711 th installed over 7000 tie plates 011 the line, replaced over a thousand ties, rebuilt one. bridge and repaired everal other, installed twenty culvert, relocated several hundred f et I track, and lined and surface I th" entire four and a half miles of main line using 9000 yards of gravel ballast obtained lrom a pi along







the r ight-of-way. This· work was started 011 June 26th and continued to Allg'ust 5th. The qua r terrnasrer erurine was used in work train service. with crews Iurnished by the 7llLh.

On August 8th, 1941, the battalion departed for Camp Claiborne. The camp in the wands was dismantled, equipment turned in, and al .3 :30 P.1-l. on the a Itcrnoon of the 8th, accompanied hy the 5th Engineers Band, the battalion marched to the train which was to take it to its new home.

Arriving at Camp Claiborne on the 19th, the battalion found irs area all prepared by the advance detail, although certain buildings' including battalion headquarters, the post exchange. three latrines, and others remained to be built, After about a week spent ill improving the camp area, the battalion commenced working', [0 the extcn t that this was possible, 011 its principal project, the Claiborne and Polk Military Railway.


It would require considerable space to enumerate the many tasks which the 711th has been called upon to perform since its arrival at Camp Claiborne. Su fricc it to say that ill all of its work, both on the railroad and off, it has earned an enviable rep uta lion of being able to get a jot. .Ione well. In a year's time, too, it has had three COI11- mantling of iic ers. It has Iurnished cadres to rnur e recentIy formed railway u nils. It has exchanged its tents for hutrnem s. What the future holds ill store may nut be known, but whatever it may be, the 71[ th will, as it has in the past, meet the challenge face to face and do its part to th e utmos t o [ its abilit ics.














When the War Department decided early in 1941 to activate a railway operating battalion, negotiations were commenced for the purchase of a railroad to be used in training. An .agreement was reached with the Red River and Gulf Railroad in Louisiana whereby this line would be purchased by the government; connections were to be built extending to Camp Claiborne and Camp Polk, and the Red River and Gulf was to continue its operation over the government road on the basis of trackage rights. The Red River and Gulf then insisted upon adding certain additional terms to the agreement which were not acceptable to the government. whereupon a reconnaissance was ordered by the Office of the Chief of Engineers to determine the .feasibility of constructing an entirely new line between Camp Claiborne and Camp Polk. The reconnaissance, made by Capt. H. A. Israel and Capt. Paul Yount in June 1941, indicated that such a line could be constructed relatively easily, utilizing a portion of an abandoned logging railroad roadbed for part of the distance. As this project would serve several US()S in addition to providing a railroad for training purposes, it was decided to construct the Claiborne and Polk Military Railway instead of purchasing the Red River and Gulf. To the 711th Engineer Battalion. later assisted by other troops, fell the task of this construction.

Location of the line was started in the middle of August by surveying parties composed entirely of men from the battalion. The parties worked from both the Camp Claiborne and Camp Polk ends, through grassy fields, swamps, woods and streams. An attempt was made in the location to minimize the amount of earthwork and the number of bridges required, thus facilitating construction and cutting down costs. For this reason the line has many curves and grades, following the groundlines as closely as it was possible to fit theilimitations of a railroad location to the ridges and valleys of the terrain. Original plans called for a maximum grade of 1~ per-cent, compensated, and a maximum curvature of 4 degrees. It was necessary in five instances, however to use 6 degree curves, and in order to speed construction after the start of the war, the ruling grade was raised to 2 percent. The line as finally located is approximately 50 miles long.

The Claiborne yard was also planned and laid out on the ground by the engineering forces of the battalion, many of whom were trained in the course of their work.

Rails, ties, and angle bars together with some tools and some box cars were available to, the battalion at Camp Claiborne in August of 1941, but there were no spikes, holts, nut locks, tie plates or turnouts, and no motive power. Most important, there was no earth moving machinery. The first fill for the railroad was made in the Claiborne yard, using borrowed Con-








From top to bottom and lert to right - Clearing the right. nf·way. placing culvert, buildil1~ the ~rarh:, layinz track. surve yofS lor at i 11~ I h cline, nllrm Cram' phringo stringers in iJridg'c: Tlig ut Bridge, water tank in ['hiboFnc yard, Sprinl!: Creek hrirlge. Calvaseu I{ iver l'ridg" and t'lai horne enginehouse, all under

con struction.









Stockpile u] Track Material a Camp P lk, Louisiana

struetion Quartermaster equipment. When, after several attempts, it was found impossible to obtain army earth moving equipment, two T D. 18'15 each with scraper, and two R. D. 7'5 with bulldozers were rented from the Robinson- Young Company in September to start building the fills and making the cuts on the main line location out of Camp Claiborne. Men from the 711th were used as operators. Later this rented equipment was supplemented and eventually replaced by army equipment. As time passed, it was possible to increase the amount of army equipment in use, and as additional right of way was secured (the first right of way through private land being acquired November 22, 1941), the earth moving equipment was moved about on the line so as to use it to the best advantage. This required setting up camps along the right of way, two or which were located near La Camp and one near Pine Knob. When the grade was under construction out of Camp Polk, the operators were stationed in that camp itself. The equipment in use on the line prior to May 25, 1942 when contracts were let for certain stretches. materially increasing the amount of machinery in service, included nine 9-yard scraper units. three 12-yard scraper units, four 6-yard scraper units, eight bulldozers, and two draglines, all operated by personnel of the 71Uh.

The first track was laid on September 4, 1941, in the Claiborne yard, by the maintenance-of-way fore s of A Company, As the main line grade progressed, during the month of October, track was laid west from Camp Claiborne using a Mh;souri Pacific clamshell to place rails and to pull cars out and unload them. On October 7, the 91st and 93rd Engineer Battalions (colored) were ordered to work on the railroad. The 9Ist established a camp on the old Hillyer - Deutches - Edwards logging railroad right-of-way near the Calcasieu River and put its men to work clearing, grading the oLd roadbed, laying track, and building bridges using material hauled from Camp Claiborne by truck. The 93rd set up several camps, two near Claiborne and one at Camp Polk, and engaged in work such as the 91st was doing except for the bridge construction. Other units which have assisted in





the grading and track work include the 98th Engineer Battalion which laid track out of Camp Polk and erected several bridges north of the Artillery Range, the 383rd Engineers. the 331st Engineers, and several dump truck companies.

In January, the battalion received a Burro Crane which had been ordered several months earlier, and this was put to immediate use in the track work and bridge construction.

The bridge problem occupied the attention of the battalion from the first. Of the twenty-five bridges on the line, all but three were on the old logging railroad roadbed. Many other bridges already existing on the old roadbed were replaced by culverts after the drainage areas for which they provided an opening were surveyed. Big Cut bridge, which carries the Claiborne and Polk across the Red River and Gulf, was started late in October. The trestle bents were erected during ovember, and on December 9, the steel girder forming the central span was placed in position. A 130 foot frame and steel structure resting on concrete footings, Big Cut Bridge has six single bents with four posts each and two double bents with five posts apiece. It is approximately 30 feet above the Red River and Gulf rails at the center.

Spring Creek Bridge, a 785 foot pile trestle crossing the valley of the stream from which it takes its name, was started on January 27, 1942. After the right of way was cleared by the 98th Engineers,the 711th bridge and building platoon, using a 78 ton steam pile driver rented from the Missouri Pacific, completed the essential structure of the bridge in 17 Yz days.

The longest bridge on the line, a 2200 foot crossing of the Calcasieu River. was under construction off and on almost from the time of arrival of the 711th at Claiborne. The long and difficult haul of material to the site; of this bridge and the frequent floods which fill the bottoms it spans, made construction a most arduous task. By utilizing solid portions of existing piling from anl old bridge on the Hillyer - Deutches - Edwards line, it was possible to erect trestle bents for the support of the stringers and track. The first train passed over this bridge on May 19, 1942.

Sene Along the Right-of-Way of the Claiborne and Polk MiJitary Railway






OPERATJNf, THI~ RAIL ROAD: From ldl to rightand lop to bottom passenger train pr epuriuu to

leave Claiborne yard, Clalborne yard, three views showin~ switching opcvations in Claiborne yard, engine. men at work in enuinchouse, yard

~;:;;;:~~~~:;~;~~;:~~;:::~~~~~~~ office in Claiborne yard, dis-

patcher at Claiborne, engine

.. taking water,










The enginebouse for which the fcundation footings vere located on 16, 194 ,was constructed by B Company. This structure, with three tracks and four pits. a boiler room with stationary boiler, washout and refill equipment, machine shop, and store house was completed on March 4. The enginehouse latrine, the water tank, and the oil storage tank for locomotives were not ready for service however"

DISPATCHER'S OFFICE, until June. The erection of these facil-

Camp Claiborne, Louisiana ities, coupled with the new lead from

the Missouri Pacific main line to the Claiborne Yard wer€! the final steps in the completion of the yard for opera tion, This yard has six tracks with a capacity of 150 cars, three engine house tracks, two "rip" tracks and a wye for turning engines

Operation actually commenced when the first serviceable locomotive arrived on December 8. Number 1, a ten-wheeler from the Texas and Pacific' began service almost immediately; it was used for hauling material and doing minor switching work in the 711th yard and on the line. Other locomotives arrived in January, and on February 1, the first passenger train was run, carrying men to work on the Spring Creek bridge. On Febmary 16th,' the 711th took over the switching for the Quartermaster W-arehouses at Camp Claiborne and on April 28th took over the same work at Camp Polk. On February 19, the dispatchers office and yard office at Camp Claiborne were finished, and dispatching of trains over the 5%, miles between Claiborne and Spring Creek bridge was begun on February 27. The telephone line over which the dispatching is accomplished was erected by the 26th Signal Construction Battalion, This line was completed late in March. The first running order, Number 2 of February 27, was made complete at 12:10 A.M. and read "Engine 2 run extra Spring Creek to Claiborne." The-yard office was moved to a new building in the 711th yard late in May. As the new line was extended, new stations were added, and old ones were closed, and trains were dispatched over the additional portion of track ready for service.

Equipment available for the operation of work and other types of trains on the Claiborne and Polk in-

cludes seven 79-ton ten wheelers and

two new 85-ton consolidation type locomotives (all oil burners), two coaches and two combination cars, 16 box cars. 50 flat cars, 25 gondola cars, 12 tank cars, and 4 refrigerator cars. Four box cars and two refrigerate,' cars have been converted into cabooses by the mechanical forces 'of the 711th. These cabooses. with bay windows instead of the time honored cupola, have attracted nationwide attention.

aboo e Reconstructed From Refrigerator Car





Specifications of the locomotives follow:

Ten-Wheelers Consolidations
Tractive effort 28,000 37,000 lb.
Pressure 200 210
Cylinders 20x26 21x.26
Weight on drives 122,000 160,500 lbs.
Wheel base overall 53' -6" 56' - 8 ~ u
Driving wheel diameter 56' 50 "
Oil Capacity 2790 gal. 1800 gal.
Water capacity 6500 gal. 6500 gal.
Builder Cooke (American) Lima
Built 1902 1942 Although much remained to he done in the way of lining and surfacing track, the "Golden Spike" marking completion of the grading and track laying on the Claiborne and Polk Military Railway was driven near LaCamp, Louisiana on July 11, 1942 at an appropriate ceremony.

With nearly six thousand troops trained in railway construction, the Claiborne and Polk Military Railway has served a useful purpose in the past, and now before it opens a future of service as a training railroad for operating troops such as the 711th, in addition to the improved transportation facilities which it provides between Camp Claiborne and Camp Polk and the artillery range east of Camp Polk.



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John DCMtllhl

FrKnk ,J, D181a.><lo Eu~ one- F'. Dunkle Fr..... C, l':ekllUrd

Anth(mY V. Abramo

Grant ~ Akers

Lorain .1. Arnuld Hinson BI:1C'lunon

l'Rd J. ]3r:<ltnn Hubon w _ jaurncu.

' .... lemont I L !:JJ8S~Ln Lewle F. r;n.rlel"'

curl i\l. rjorcmun Cornelius .r. (~rolvlo)' lit lehuet J. Daile,' John J. Dn.ltuatc \VallA.C ~ Y. Dantels Jo" nh DllIll nlco

'l'anl Dupuy

W;:l.itt!'l· ". .Lw ul l H)'mlln Eitl.fmber-g' '\~lllla_rl1 li~ l~!vt'rell }Jd ward w. UuJlturh,pr Ral ph G,",<,lo.

Hu11f!r'l GHULLm

Ha.rold R. Ourne.m Montague Gu~berg John GUi".Qwskl




1~1 Lt. W, A. T~owe-. Compa..ny Commander
1M U. J. D. Gore
2nd Lt. G. E. Dlk
Snd LL D. L. Manion ,lul!llerth E. Ct:m"fEl;'lo' 'Th-r.tmlls .r. KellY lti.l)"munCl W_ Kruflh li"ref'man A. RandolrJh .rohn N. Sim~h"k Gilbert E. Shelprnnn )lu r t ln T. Vand r-lnn LeRoy \"\tUUa.msou

c R.P'ORAr~S Gcdd .. s A, Bridge. CheStter V, Dixon

R1Jl't'fJel V. Gemberling ;r"h" FI.,..h

TEC'HNrt"IANS iiTH CUADE Truman D. Grizzle

K"rmlt C. Gumpert

Burtoz C_ Hn rmon

J'(lmcB ""'". Kpltiot)

Kenneth L. Lar-sen

George W. Lind

J-ohn ",!;\T. Milliken

James A. l'

PRJVATES FLRST CLASS .Jo,t;:fI'1,h A. E::nO!ll

Chn cleo K Eutsey

f~hares F IT'O

Alvu IOJ, l-'urreSl

L 0 C. Galindo

'enn~th w, Gillis

Wlllla,m O. Goodrow Delb<>rt C. Cordon Benjnmln H. Huwk.lna Mel v I n _E. Ha wkj .. ni Ra1l'n un d B. Heh,e L.ern)' Johnson

Glll('()" Ju"tlce

Ly" n. Kamm

.John M:. Kennedy Virgil 1.., Kin!;'

G~ort;'fJ 1. ...... Krugvornon " .. ~ Kuehn Brad I. T. Laner a ster

F'Rn'ATES Ali>I:lrt H. Hagans IirLrol<l M. Heath (Jer(lnhnu C. Hernandea RaynlOnd '1', Horton \VH()drnw W. Jttc"ObR t"IYlIP 11;. Johnson

N l(·hulo.:IiI P. KatUJ;)es .Tm,u:t)h J~ Kelll'r

Re'rl IN C~ Ki:=t::iilng~r Clyde Laver-n M. Kunkle .1osellb J\, Lacroix Hfllant"l 1::1, L.n_H.OR{io .Mar(·UR R. Lauterbor-n F'rflnk S. Levan« G~or"l-:U .J. LIlt

!"'etvT .r. I\h~tn. J r, aeor~e :J~ Mnkfnlllon ('IHlr .r. Mnrnot",Y DOnltmie-o 1\, ,Mnure. .ruKPel, J. Mf'iotlef' James H. Mnr)' William Nagle Lewis E. N'e.nfu8 Fl"unk '\1'", Neal

Tlo;rHNI 'IANS ','H flFtADI

"'l"anCiA J, A n.i;:el"c:r .T.i. .... k w, .Btnnncn Her-man DR.)' Charles H. Dupree J"""nh .T. Fratto Joseph Gn.rbn.rlni John 13. Rubec.s Qe~)rge rr+ms

Milo R. Wn rncr

L.eroy ,1, Raft John R. M.a.son Thomas Morea me

f.>wight wens

In.mea B. NI,,. An<lrew V. O'Connor .fooSel)h C~ r-i~'I.i..·(J\'lc Victor C. Richmond V\1 4 ",Va.lker

.Tames 13:. ~Vat"burton. Jr. Brullu C. 'Vodjn,.

Anthony :1. Lons:; Muthlu.s A. J.JlILhewtll John Mlkul",

J~IIRI~ ~1I1r1~r

Edward 1·_ iUoniu:ho.n BoJdu 'W. N".on[ Ge<>r!1 A. Ollver \VlllIam H. !tam~e>1 Gwrge C. Rill Je"slah C. Rummell Philip G. Sunchee lierald Scott ...

AlphuH A. Scrog~B Frank J, stmonus GII1",rl l., Slush r

1. ur res t Stewnrt \\'ayno EI 'VlllhlliJ¥ f{uoort D, Whc",ler

Daniel L. N~grl Erne,sl Ncirlen11nn Jt)hn H, Oslen

_A ltl"(~d A_ Puntunane Harold \V. RiC't:'! 1::ltner g, B.bhlruron Chu r los Sllnku

Troy Snnsln~. Jr. HJll"rl~ senu lye I" Anthon)~ J. seururo ~.sI1 .... N. Rcltc!'hcrS' Troy L, Sh."herd James H. snorars

OJ e 1-" A. St.e\VIl..tL Spe-ncer Stewart "tI'.uJter '.·,!';w~ue Owen 11:. S\veeney Holu.nd W. Ton'"e,' l·l.I'lltfl!1jo Vrtnn'''l!"i CJIUor-d A. 'Warren Corbin 'wu tar!'! Jt'l'Cl,h K Whiteman G~rlando F& zaso VltlJiam Z)7lJl-cryn

ATTArllED ]'}(O.\l ,\IH COf{PS, UNASf<lGNEU Pvt. 1 r-l Honder"on R. M" rs-lott , Jr.

PVl. e a rl c, M'..,.~r

pvL John J, Mor .. an


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l'If!S'P .q KRG BAN 'I' '"",R II" R. B I'e,lise r-

Tg{'j-3.NrCA L SffiRUEAN'T Willi,,,,, 1'1. DI~""

.rUfH~ph ~radiin.k

Carlos c. A f1cler~an Chu.rlM A. Buker Elmer C. 1l~I\ec SHmuel E. Blair

i\ n lbony BOf'C.n dro Harry J. Ca Sey John J. Cho pay Othu C. Ofower

A nthony J~Ii.rnehn.rd B..obert !'I.T _ Boo!lo CllnlOn D. coates .Iehn D%f;;l,ra.

ti::(lward G_ Eblers Frf!derlek A. Er!c-k;tJon " J. !t'lerlllnj; lla:ymotJd ~. Furt:oe.y

F'-II n t But-t 110. .Robert n. Bull .Allon O. Dann

Charles Er. Auatf n Aul~rl'E" P. .Aver"r \oViilIDn A. Baub1Uz. Mel\fin Be.raemn Uichard "To J3f.1:.ule'r GhILc]ea L-. Bennet! s fe.hP"J'.TIUnfl Ber-n reld James H. BOI2. Jr. rcvo W~ Br;[H'CI

Ru ""~ II Ji". 'Bu.llO<) k an.y In ond J=t, J~ u rgC.6f1i F.I.ol",nd C. Colli"" John W, ("o(jIombs Edmund J_ Dlli.It.on MaTh .. rn R~ Deumat

v tctor- F. DeMalcojbu~ l'l>!1I1> J, DICicco

J",)]ln Dzled.zic

Thumas A. Elder

D_I H. Eller

Grover L. Fnuscett

.lu nus L Franklin

J<LCk H. Gilbreath F~ranci.@ 'C. GI~n

Vitu G~f"ol:on'lO

Ju .. rues A. GOI'iITliln PaUl I!l. Grahltz Ptnun O. Gcau,,1 Robert ¥l. Green



tat Lt, E:ln C. lln.nlri.. Comllony Comm.u.nder 2 nfl 1.1. JOBl'U]] A. LI'lI \chell

2n~ Lt, .aohn :M. I)~LJ~

tJ·hc;mJa~, K. d(!AllllltZi ctar- s. Benson

.loseuh J. L:.aII{)1"'1UR"]Q Arlb ur C. C'-rJU H("lIl l~eo'jG'e .J, Drngn.n. Jr . P,i!: so ,J. G nodl~nOugh

.Juh ... ~f. Gulko~ka.

John M. Hkk

H.u he rl 1>. Rough Everett It. Jorena Jam~ s: hen:.,'

l~JU Is ~1, OllIe

Wallot E. R .. ~<le

TECHNT{"],IN G"RA PEl Franrols D. C{)T1.'n~rs Lawrence H. DoSCh Claude @. EdmunchHlll Henry J. Qoe<h;:·ker l!'ranikJill 'T'. HO{l{l'l

l'nrl :r::. E-I.fimmel~en

Kac! J lraaelc

An t.bofl~~ J. Knczrnarelil

TEClfNIC[AN GRA.flE & 1'I.1H:,.uri('{L v, Guorlrid l='leT'l~rl. P. Joh1150n.

Clyde 0:. Klnlj

Jo"epn J. ICish

['ar! D. Knupp

W'''lIUam V. -Lucas

.Ioeenh C_ Luketrc

Jo.m>h G. Mento.

Michael G .Sherl;lLlk. .Tr.


J)nnial H. Mall"lel1:Y r.....1..:tI -:vraLh£'wtio EI'''e~( S. Ol\'cn~

pH.r'VAT]~S Arthur Eo. Hanner-

Px.ul }O-;. Hcc'kn1an HOWf:l.rd O. Henderson. J u h n L. Her levlc Kennelh ". Hedg'k lneon J",,1 A. Hudgins

Jumes ,,,,,{, Hutcbtnscn Melvin P. Johnl:Qn Geol"~e Ka:El!i:lnlc V'uehUne W. KodeljLl ,,..Tal h~·r "F. Krawt"';),1k Theo<.lol:e II:' KcusQ .lohn P. Ltt Il0mu. Zolton f..el"l,ugyel

If Q. rrv l .. ~ L I ndema n N lcbclua }.[ata r':U7.Q HlLI"old c. ~fcK~lilp Dnnarrt MI1IH

John J. Muilinox Aar-on E, Nel~on

Ju lius :1. Olc)'.sYf'k Pac" lei J, OD",ka Fr.nnk V_ Pngano Stan Ie)' P. Pa(cyllo

S l{tnle)~ 1";. P[ckerlug Loulo A. Pluto

Antun E. Poclue, Jr. 'r'humaa A. Prn ther Bla rna E. Pulley Leon G. Heov[s


'.rh{}n!a~ A. Manga.n Leonardo Ponec

Allen \V. l1ichHrd:a:on Juhn G. gcna.rws. JI". tsumuer L. 'I'u r k \VUIIH.m J. \\'-ntnwrlglH

COUPOH.AL Uobcrt L. G ~e-:rgefl

CO<>C01" C. TIn lbla

Cn rl 1". Hud iell! Stephen S. 8<>1<01""'81<1 William A_ sovia Jurnes 'r. st"others Leonu rd 'Tan gl

Ivuu D, Vaugbo..n Olur-cuee E. Wo1dneck

Poohy SmlLh

Abr atium ~. 1""hoLnashow Jo~~pl1 J.. Valentln~

Paul J. Resko

000 rgo \'0'. R~yn <>1,1 .. ~\t V_ Hhew

b~<l"'ar~ Riley :R..l)TfilOnd "L. R.o 1!r'0 r~ :J.u.. 1lc·l Roncllal(

J:.o,.18 g""],,S"

Al.1" L. Hush

Gavl.r.:e w, Ry~u Pa,ury san<lor"-

mll:wa.!rd J. Seli.,nlon, Jr_ Chucl,," R. I;h In(:lL>c Ehra Shll'le)r

Ito.)' H. Srm,dl""

Lion] L. lO1)auldlns-

"\,,\1" U.r"l"e-n ~'[. S pte k na.J' l cnaries L. strs han Art.hur· E. Stro.ub Te<><loce G. 'f'a.ra~uLlk. LeQ B_ "rem men

'vtncen t. Toscnn

J"Clhn M. T\.yeeCy 2-15- Pr~nk P. Urzeduwsrrl E·:tol1 L. Van PCl""Dl.R

R .. vna.l W. "'''"t'',,1 i'lnon J. Woo"'l<l Antony .T. Yantorln Stephen F. Zarna3' Herman D_ WI.i8.~l'man.


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("haTier M. M"Derm,,' L F'rn.nk A_ N~,ru

r·:(I\"·f1..-t1 w Rt"t"{l

I~ K. Allt·u

.1uhn L. ll.'1 rber

.Josf"ph I ..... ( .I,,~r~h J. Cooner Rq,hen J. (;ulter

t;t·"'·R'\' I~. I 'r~'KIif"1 ,Ir llnheri I.. IO;(J\\".((rds Ot"nrJrt' J fo"' ... I f n l

r." InHr"d A. Urlu' P:J.lrh·k -.\I~ CI''l~lInn .Inhn U~n1Ilt.

dwn.rrl ~\'UUl

r ~Iflt' r w II';YIi Huvrv n. l1al!er Lewifil o, !:'COlp'l, .fr R:ormuml B. Hunton

Doughts \"Ii" "II rlFCII'Bl

.lnhn B. ('u"cUll \'nllmr H ('uRick buC't!'nc .J. Ih .. -Hn l·M I~. F'ibtllnu ... l("~ Roi.Jerl 11. an",," Edwaru al. I-In..le

liB rl(!oy g. J\.ve:;y

},''''rtl nk 1..... Coulton. .Jr. Ot."OI1JO H. l'~f)IIL(jf'. Jr. C'lyfle E. ~\_n!Jt:'rhfJn. Jr. GcUfA:@o A_ A",{'ra

Donnell J'" B "'TTy Brlwnrd Huh:llnd

E-Iu,vnrd D. Bowors CurU~ M. lJuJl k

Jubu CLu.rk

Arthur }.... lOW-POI' "II"'rt J. PIf'INro 1" rancte J. Do ""'d

;rohn F. Carroll Dttnahl R I AbreU l\"'1Ithun S. I)'r \\"lIHHnl .J. Harkeii'" .rotmt--:. Htn\'(,i~ Hubort W. Bra"" ltuSH.,.n I~u rlJl.,....k

LtlUil1il A. Uullf"rwr:Jorth \\r.tllhlm J. C"hano('e Jn~llh F~, C't .... rv 1\ Hn-bert. 'tJlllrilC

J\ It"xn.n.I(tf' ('Utrlf" ThQm:uJ ,., Uu'\'h:i

Jnm~8 r. Alugood Husn\ .. ~ l~,

WIlliam R. l'~rkln8 ,,'ulter- w .. ~h_~16. Jr. r tw h -E. Spark .. ('ht'Rt('r J", Bllll~'k I \'VlIlIa.m I~, ff.ef·kwith F'r.lllk G. nevru

('"1\'''8 ter S, Eo ice




1st Lt. O. II'. 'wnr-mncje. Cnmmnndfng OUlrer
l8t Lt. t' S. An.:le1.4ln
2nd I.t. W. J. Dixon
2m1 I, II .1. Zie-_gler lLASTEg ~I~H(:,".\:-:Ti' \VItUun. I. 1"" .....

F"nrrc~n t., ;ore'TI''C1I

.... IR~T SJ GE:AN'r l.\l{"1 In Espach

~mRC~\~T.· ['Ui'\'OY ~, Hn rrtson n(I't;l!Prtl\{. Kf'!<A8ter foh'unT f\ L.t w IR 'Thnml\H B. hll'Corkl1!' ("Tlfranl "W, Mill.,!" )I.lo!vtn ll.:, MUI~:r

B{'t"nfl ,..1 I~, Nlel)es .Jo·'" F', Ogletho-pe

hn r:.·JiC t-I fto rk .Jnck 'V Pe-rkins H,illh h A Ptl'FFY HO}'j.l R. Perry

J o~ph w, J 'u rve II ,'h"rh'N H. R •. d"ke~

-rr-:!'HN II'IAN GIlA n~~ U!!C'nf .r J-lo(bnd

WiUJuiu fl. Ilughei't

l;l",nn .fn(~kson

PN r \V I.t·~

lfuroltl \V~ LegftC)'

''''linE'''' 14I't,1r(illl

J.-::l mer '"J'~ .Mu,IO:1lh P('tt,r .'1 f'~'u nn

• 'arHun t'. Mo-xlt·)' .TII"" W. Mur»h)' John Urlnga Wad@ IL Pla~'@"

orE ,01,'1 L LAN GIlA llEl 5 Hohel"t J, Dunlap

;rub n J. }'orll

Leonu rd fi:. FOrTQ5tor Lot'o n J,J. G a I",

Co enon F. Gn.s:!!'nw.n J. \V. Grt'_g~Oll ROUert 1.. 11an:lmlUl ~I·heodoru J ternendez \VI U film lo~. llor-tvn Harold S. llougll

.\lI ..... ~rL n HO\,\"nrd wuuum C. Hurley

j ~Il rt-nn 'V John50n E:HWrl s. jcerutet tl!r

H: 1\'.-\ 'I"I~S '}'1I[RST LASS

H:ob:t P. P;rllrU;'lnu

\Yllt .. ,,,1 R. Lawcet L Gt.'or~e.\ f'1)~

Frnrlk P. UI"('"SI

M~rrlll L. Hull"n,j

Rn..loh r.l. J'I • .rInB

r..r.wl,:R If. J .. ~lln.sol"lr, .tr. Donn hl I~~ Keeney Edwj\nl ...... hnh.:hL

FrILl u- ts T. 1'!.rnhlln John P. )lllrtln

('rtrl T •. ':\(ny

Fro.neiH TJ. Mr.Cnll Ra.rr)f n. McLa.nghlln

PnrVA'I'ES Geon:e ~\. Brice

nlfl'nn 1". R. U~".· Hnr.,.ld w, Hu:rdetle .John \V. 'arrall

hsrloK M. ("I>arnl>"r ..

WIllian, T. Churen .TQ~eph ._. B. ("ol~on 1·lo\ ... 'u,nl P. ('ollrso£S' Dlln lel Ij]~ "-:n~'I(t

l Tu rn Rack lO PaKe 161

S1'r.Ar~F f.t.RR(';reANTf.::

G eoeee t". Rt"1· k~1 r B,u~pr I... TIt--f·k t1HI n grniJo~"Iil L.. Btuuker-by \'~Illtam H. Slf."l'Jhens

fl.lllh A. ReederHRr\'("'>' w, Rehl

I~tl w in G Rowlu nee Uurltl, n. Shnft..· rwoournw H. Stoke.r Th.11111(:A: f~ Speed r~nr' P. \Varrt-'l Jftl11CIt r:. 'VJlt(·rs Ju'hn II". \V'lIIiJII11~ 'vern O. \\'ylJle SJlf11.u~l;U Ynrnl'ill {'lnrNlorJt·\Y, J1ul'I:kptL I ... ·a nrts }1ol, Zm"k

H"I ... rt I.. Redr .... rn Jr. utii' I!! rtO\\'nl1l

Quimon Itow~11

rolnl4~r \V. 81'hull~ mh"':R~llli ". Stmoue

~;h·n r, ~")'''-er-

.·t rude ... :_ ~UWfJn Ih.llllluntl Q ,,\Vorttl


John A. j)"",~s.,y. Getll1lt.1 N .. Murray

[,.uui .. G.r..'C'\,uy. Jr. nu~!o!l!Il D. LonG'

PI I l'."",1 " Lynr-h

)1 ur-t ln .T. srer, u ~"ll11n \Vllhul' C, .llll1cr

\YUh -ft J'~. P:II in J"",ml~ P. P'oltrullO

r .... aut l"rot~

~lkh"uJ Ratldlck l1l"t.1r,go H. RarnHCY Johu "'r, SImmnnf18

• 'hC"Lrh!i! L. StephCJlson E:vf"rl C. ',"'est

\'·Ullam .1, llt'Qu!nn l-~nrl U. M\,rchl~l Rol~H·t U. .M i{'klJ.

Leun u, :U Ut·hcltl"Pt,.· ThollilUl J_ Nt!'w(,el~hHHf>nr",' Pl'-r.pter

'I"'humlt'!ol Ji:. preJ r~.· G( O. Pin

John P. I '.}wpr~

Arid row . ShO\"'I~ Jr. I'::nrl 1'-.. TfJof"kTItl'lI Tht..·(ldoru \\·nlllu'!t." ThP1,doT'c x, \-QSl

Lostor- T.!:. r'rousc Cl'(1 .... ~'" 0 r"\ulh 111.10;' Ja''"'':R F Du \'I~ F.-fink IJUlun

:\JtrhlH." m. Donahue nHl~rl .r nry(icn Jt»-! .... IJh c· Dufek John Uurkt'lll. Jr. Nut.hnu G EIIS'