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718th Transportation Battalion Uneage and Honors Constituted 15 August 1917 in tho National Army as 53rd Engineers (Standard Gauge Railway Operation) Organized February 1918 at Camp Dix, New Jersey Converted and redesignated 7 September 1918 as 53rd Regiment, Transportation Corps Regimental organization abolished 12 November 1918: Companies A, B, and C redesignated 32nd, ‘33rd and 34th Companies, Transportation Corps, respectively Companies demobilized 10 and 12 July 1919 at Camp Sherman, Ohio and Camp Grant, Ilinois, Reconstituted 18 October 1927 in the Regular Army as the 53rd Engineer Battalion (Railway) Redesignated 21 February 1941 as 718th Engineer Battalion (Railway Operating) Redesignated 1 April 1942 as 718th Engineer Railway Operating Battalion Converted and redesignated 16 November 1942 as 718th Railway Operating Battalion, Transportation Corps, and affiliated with Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis, Railroad, Indianapolis, Indiana Ordered into active military service 7 December 1943, and reorganized 14 December 1943 at Fort ‘Sam Houston, Texas Inactivated 4 December 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey Redesignated 12 October 1948 as 718th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion, withdrawn from the Regular Army, allotted to Organized Reserve Corps, assigned to the Second Army, and affiliated with New York Central System Activated 22 October 1948 at Springfield, Ohio Inactivated 2 November 1951 at Springfield, Ohio {Organized Reserve Corps redesignated 1952 es Atmy Reserve) Redesignated 13 February 1959 as 718th Transportation Battalion (Railway Operating) Activated 3 April 1959 with Headquarters at Columbus, Ohio Affiliated 21 November 1960 with the New York Central System Headquarters and Headquarters Company reorganized and redesignated 7 January 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 718th Transportation Battalion (Truckl; remainder of battalion disbanded 15 January 1963 HOME AREA: Second United States Army (XX United States Army Corp) F751 Transporation Battalion insignia Page Intp://www toh hada pentagon mil Trans/718TransportationBattalion tm 718TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION J DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA COAT OF ARMS. Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess Or and Gules (Brick Red) in chief between four torteaux two over two a Lorraine Cross Azure; in base a diesel locomotive of the first. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “SERVITIUM OMNIA VINCIT" in Black letters | ‘Symbolism: Brick red and golden yellow are the colors used for the Transportation Corps. The division of the shield into two parts alludes to the dual function of the Transportation Corps, supply and service. The diesel locomotive refers to railway operating, the mission of the unit. The Lorraine Cross represents service in World War |. The four torteaux, symbolic of railroad signal lights, commemorate the four battle honors and the Meritorious Unit ‘Commendation awarded the Battalion for service in World War Il. The motto translates to “Service Conquers All." Background: The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 20 October 1960. Coat of Arms. Blazon: Shield: Per fess Or and Gules (Brick Red) in chief between four torteaux two over two a Lorraine Cross Azure: in base a diesel locomotive of the first. Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Gules (Brick Red), the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (HH. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts. Motto: SERVITIUM OMNIA VINCIT (Service Conquers All) Brick red and golden yellow are the colors used for the Transportation Corps. The division of the shield into two parts alludes to the dual function of the Transportation Corps, supply and service. The diesel locomotive refers to railway operating, the mission of the unit. The Lorraine Cross represents service in World War |. The four torteaux, symbolic of raiiroad signal lights. commemorate the four battle honors and the Meritorious Unit ‘Commendation awarded the Battalion for service in World War I Crest: The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve. Background: The coat of arms was originally approved on 20 October 1960. It was rescinded (cancelled) on 4 December 1964, The insignia was reinstated on 19 February 1999. lof 10/15/2008 5:18 PM. Si ae ng amy ie i Ra a a i rs d. Upon inactivation, the units are transferred. to the control of Head- quarters, Department of the Army. 5, ‘The following units are assigned to.Gecond United States Amy and will be activated.and organized as indicated, at the earliest practicable date: Tes Unit Priority 20E Tocation 25686 © 327th Trans Co (It Hel) a 55-570 Ft George G. Meade, Mi. 33372 3428 Mil Intel Det (Div) Ir ‘30-17D Cleveland, Ohio 33368 ore ua Intel Plat T 30-600. 6o0c Gleveland, Ohio a . “> 2B, FI, Fu, GE or ‘Tth Pstl Reg Det I 12-47) S. Charleston, W. Va.’ 330th Med Co (Air Amb) I *8-137D Dayton, Ohio Eee 363d Mea Det I .8-500c Weirton, W. Va. eam: aA 32980 © 313th Med Det (Surgical) I 8-500 Charlottesville, Va. ‘Team: KA : 3270 99th Fld Hosp (Incl Prof Comp) IIT 8-510R Lancaster, Pa. 34652 «—-313th Qt Plat I 10-377¢ Ft lee, Va. (Petri. Pipeline) Per 8&9 38695 Math Qi Det (tech Tate) XZ — 20-500R Ft Lee, Va. Team: KA 25345 305th Sp Forces Operational I 33-510R Lima, Ohio Det (Abn)(Dist A) Team: AB, Fc 35596 Ha & Ha Co, Bt 2 aos 55-226R Colmius, Ohio ivay OD, 35620 «= ho7th Trans Co. Gevien ‘Tramay) 55-87R Hampton, Ve. 34624 © 32st QM Co (Sve) i 10-670 Woodsfield, Ghio * ‘Tentative strength of TOE 8-137D is 27 officers, 128 enlisted, 155 egareguts. 6. the folioving units will be reorganized as indicated, at the earliest practicable date: Unit Priority 0B Iocation 336th fray Band Tm = 42-1070 Columbus, Ohio (es Bees) (He Flece) 2/3224 MP Det (Grim Inves) r docgoon - Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 2/375th Qi Co i I 10-367 Baltimore, Ma. (Glo & Gen Sup Dep)(Sup Dep) 9/251st Trans Co Bed 55-28D Kenton, Ohio (Ui Tek) (Med Tek) (Ca0) , 5 5 ( HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY Office of The Adjutant General. Washington 25, D, C. AGAO~0 (M) 322 (9 Feb 59) RES 33 February 1959 SUBJECT: Change in Status of Certain Units of the Army Reserve TO: Commanding General. Second United States Army 1. he 305th Special Forces Operational Detachnent is constituted and allotted to the Army Reserve, effective 13 February 1959. 2, The 7th Postal Regulating Section 1s redesignated as the 7th Postel Regulating Detachnent and allotted to the Army Reserve, effective 13 February 1959. 3. ‘he folloving units are redesignated as indicated, effective 13 February 1959: Present Designation New Des: tion 32a Hg, Intel, Det 3h24 M41 Intel. Det Hq, 306th Mil Intel Plat 306th Mil Intel. Plat Balst QM Sve Co 32lst Qu Co 313th Qt Bry Plat 313th QM Plat ‘alth Qf Laundry Det ylith QM Det 718th Trans Ry Op Bn ‘718th Trans En kogth is Fort Co 47th Trans Co 330th Med Base Depot Co 330th Med Co 3634 Malaria Control Det 363a Med Det 313th Malaria Survey Det 313th Med Det 99th Sta Hesp 99th Fld Hosp 4, a. ‘The following units will be inactivated at the earliest practicable date: ssn Unit TOE Ineation WOKS 316th Base Post Office (Type P) 12-520R “S. Charleston, W. Va. 33386 ©3824 Mil Cons Det 30-510R Cumberland, 1. ‘Team: FB 485 6th Co (Panel. Bridge) 5-137) Marion, Ohio ies oy tg fore Co, 5-316R Totnstovn, Pa. he7th Engr Ba (Const) BUNT5 «©—-« 685th Engr Co (Hv Eqp) 5-328R Glassmere, Pa. 2160 = «Ha & Hq Btry, 7734 FA Bn 6-HIER Pittsburgh, Pa. 1908, Cee 9-19TR Lancaster, Pa. Co 1 +» Pa. BS Re ‘Hq Det, 3334 Qi Bn 10-536R Chillicothe, Ohio 35530 Hg & Hq Co, 353d Trans Gp 55-12R Columbus, Ohio ‘Hwy Transport) 35726 9/ho8th Trans Co (Terminal Sve) 55-107R Newport News, Va. C € DEPARIMENT OF THE ARAY Office of The Adjutant General. Hashington 25, D. Cy AGAO-I 322 Org Res (27 Jun 51)G341 23 duly 1951 SUBJECT: Inactivation of Units of the Organized Reserves ‘10: Commanding Generel. Socond Aray at ‘The Lollowing units will be inactivated at the carlicst practicable er Medical. Det; 3034 MP Bn Medical Det; 865th Engr Ava Bn Medical Dot} 963d Engr Construction Bn Medical Det; 929th Engr Construction Bn Medical Det; Div Hq, 83d Inf Div Medical Det; 97hth Engr Construction Bn Medical Dot 399th AA Ai Bn Uedical Deb, 475th Rocket FA Bn Co Bs 716th Trans Railway Operating Ba Go C, 718th ‘trans Railway Operating Ba 2, Concurrently with inactivation, the units are transferred to the control of the Department of the Army. 3. Records of the inactivated units will be disposed of by shirnent to the’ Commanding Officor, Kansas City Records Center, 601 Hardesty Avenue, Kansas City 1, Missouri, Attention: Fiold Records Division, "in accordance with Provisions of SR 345-920-1, 15 Harch 19/9, as amended, 44, Porsonnel. and equigment réndored surplus will. be disposed of in accordance with current procedures, 5. Obligate funds to the oxtont necessary from Organized Reserve allo~ - caticns available to your headquarters, 6, ven the action directed herein hes beon accomplished, reports Andicating tho dates and stations thoreof will be submitted to this offico, Attention: AGAO-I; the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3; and the Chief of Arny Field Forces, BY ONDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ATMY: ( Copies furnished: 5 Zh. Chief of Amy Fiold Forces Tagutant Gen Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 (RE: 75/149) Chief of Hilitary History ¢ C DEPARTUENT OF THE ARMY office of The adjutant General Washington 25, D. 0. AGKO-T 322 Org Res (30 aug 51)G3- 4 October 1951 SUBJECT: Change in Status of Gertain Units of the Organized Reserves ‘Te: Conmanding General onter of Transportation — 1, a. tke 718th Transportation Railway Opsruting Battalion (less Co B and ¢), presently sponsored by the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and St, Louis (Wc) Rutiroad, Springfiold, Ohio, will be inactivated at the earliest practic.ble date, by the Conmanding General, Second Army, and the affiliation agreexont anended to show retention of a training unit, b, Concurrently with inactivation, the unit is transferred to the control of the Department of the Army. c. Records of the insctivated unit will be disposed of by shipment to the Commanding Officor, Kansus City Records Center, 601 Hardesty Avenue, Kansas City 1, Missouri, attention: Field Records Division, in accordance with provisions of SR 345-920-1, 15 March 1949, as amended, 2. Concurrently with the above inactivation, the 2718th ORC Transporta~ tion Railway Operating Battalion (Training) will be, organized by the Commanding General, Second Army, in accordance with the Office of the Chief of aray Field Forces, Civilian Components Training Merorandum lunber 6, 10 October 1950. 3. Equiprent rendered excoss will be disposed of in accordance with current prccedures, 4, Obligate funds to the extent necessary from Organized Reserve allo~ cations available to your headquarters. 5. When the actions dirocted herein have been accomplished, reports indicating the dates and stations thereof will be submitted to this office, Attention: AGAQ-I; the assistant Chief of Staff, G-3; and the Chief of arny . Field Forces, * BY ORDER OF ThE SECRETAKS er Adjutant Genery Copies furnished: Chief of army Field Forces, a Assistant Chief of Staff, 3 _ (Roz 9-6/225) Chief of Military History I EE ( _ DEEARE SUR OF 8E8 AR C Urfice of Tho Adjutant General, Washington 25, D. ¢, AGAD-I (Hl) 322 Arny Ros (16 Fob 53) G3 25 Yarch 1953 SUBJECT: Chango in Status of Military Ratlway Sorvico Units in tho Arny Reserva 63 Consanding Generals First azoy Socond army 1. References: a, Lotter, AGAO-r (It) 322 (21 Jan 53),this offico, 4 February 1953, subject: “Aiainistration and raining of iillitary allway Servico (uRs) Units in the Army Reserve," bd, SR 140-320-1, 11 Decenbor 1952, . Dopartnont of tho Army nossago DA 392628, 29 January 1953, 2, In accordance with the provisions of roforonco 1a above, it is desired that tho Gonsanding Gonoral, Second Arny, ag ontinua_tho.2718¢h _Sransportation.Rativay Operating Battalion (rat: ‘and transfor tho Tecoras of currentiy-waugied Perssmior” together with tho affilietion ogroo nont for subjoct unit to tho Comsanding Goneral, First arny. 3. Concurrent with the action indicated in parngraph 2 abovo, it is dosired that the Concanding General, First Aray, organizo tho 1718th USAR Transportation Raflvay Operating Battalion (Rolnforconont Training) in Nov York, New York, Upon receipt of the aforenentionod affiliation agrocnont and porsonnol records, tho Conzanding Gencral, First amy, will execute a new affiliotion agrcetent botieon the Departcent of the Aray and the Hew York Central System for the sponsorship of this unit in accordance with the provisions of references 1b and c, above, 4, Diroct comunication 1s authorized botwoen tho Commanding Genoral, Socond Army and tho Commanding Genoral, Firat Ary, for tho accomplishaont of the actions indicated in paragraphs 2 and 3 abovo. ‘BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY: Copies furnished: Adjutant Genekal Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 (RB: 2-20/1409) Ghiof of amy Ficld Forces Chiof of Transportation ‘The Communications Zone, European Theater of Operations (COM Z ETOUSA) was organized after the Tudesignation of HO, ETOUSA, and wore the second design insignia of this Command. The Services of Supply, ETOUSA, was established as a command in Europe on May 24th, 1942, with the mission of pro- viding support for U.S. Army forces in the United Kingdom and of preparing a stockpile of supplies, equip- ment, transportation, and weapons for the invasion of France. Operation Bolero was the code name applied to this project which amassed over 2% million tons of supplies in England (not counting unit loads) prior to Operation Overlord. In addition to supplies, COM Z had operational control and responsibilty over all of the Technical and Administrative Branches and Services in the United Kingdom and the Theater of Operations. On June 6th, 1944 (D-Day), over 381,500 personnel were assigned to COM Z with the mission of suppor. ting the Allied operations. Artificial harbors were constructed in absolute secrecy and transported to the Continent to provide ports to off-load the massive quantities of material needed by the combat troops. COM Z operations were so large and complex in scope that 20 special staff sections and 11 Base sections were required in the command structure. The Advance Section of COM Z was organized to provide close support to the field Armies, and elements of this section landed with First Army forces on D-Day and continued to provide support for the First and the Third Armies after the Normandy breakout. The 15th Army had its ‘own support elements, and the Sixth Army Group (which included the Seventh Army) was supported by the Continental Advance Section (CONAD) and was under COM Z's Delta Base Section. After Ninth Army's activation, the Advance Section was assigned the close support mission for this Army also. In support of the initial assault on Omaha and Utah Beaches, men of the Advance Section unloaded 1,845 tons of sup- plies by midnight on D-Day. Personnel from each of the support branches were assigned to the Advance Section, and the bravery and contribution that these men made to the success of the Allied mission was extraordinary. One such group of men were the Corps of Chaplains who were responsible for serving the ‘moral, religious, and spiritual needs of our servicemen. War did not stop these needs but added greatly to them, and the Corps of Chaplains responded. Nearly 2,800 Chaplains of all faiths were serving in the Euro- pean Theater as the war came to a close, and 854 of these were assigned to the Service Forces. 90 of the 142 Chaplains who were killed or seriously wounded during WW Il were serving in the European Theater. Combat and regular Military Police units were assigned to COM Z to guard POW’s, maintain law and order, guard vital installations, assist in troop and traffic movements, and to fight as Infantry when they were needed. The multitude of tasks performed by COM Z personnel in support of combat operations is truly staggering. Over 60 different types of Engineer units constructed and operated ports, railways, pipelines, roads, airfields, and lumber yards. Special Engineer units built 62 bridges of all types across the Rhine River alone, and many of these were built under direct enemy fire. Engineer troops landed on the beaches on D-Day to clear obstacles and fight as Infantry. Signal Corps personnel landed with them to provide com mand communications. After the COM Z Headquarters was established in Paris, a Signal Center supporting the HO handled a volume of messages second only to the War Department. COM Z Ordnance Corps per sonnel were responsible for the repair and maintenance of 80,000 combat vehicles including tanks, tank destroyers, half tracks, and armored cars. Ordnance troops also maintained and provided ammunition for over 50,000 artillery pieces and during heavy fighting supplied each of the field armies with 2,000 tons of ammunition daily. In one month of 1945, over 46,500 vehicles of all types were repaired in Ordnance ‘maintenance shops. During the Battle of the Bulge, an Ordnance Supply Base in the path of the German ad- vance outfitted a tank battalion, evacuated 7,000 tons of supplies, and joined forces with other units to, hold a vital sector of the front for 36 hours until relieved by combat troops. Chemical units were also assigned to COM Z and landed with the assault troops on D-Day with a total of 16 Battalions serving in the ETO. Transporting the fuel, munitions, food, and supplies needed throughout the combat zone was also a COM Z responsibility, and the Transportation Corps was operating nearly 10,000 Quartermaster Truck v. Company vehicles by the end of 1944. Special Transportation Corps Railroad units were organized, and Rr trains were making runs 35 days after the invasion as railroad crews worked 60 hour shifts to deliver vitally st ‘needed supplies to the front. As the Allied armies pushed further eastward, the supply lines became ever in longer, and Transportation and Quartermaster Corps troops worked and died to insure that the combat a forces had everything they needed. Of the 132,000 Medical Corps personnel who were in Europe on D-Day, in over 72,000 that were assigned to COM Z, and this number grew larger as additional troops joined in the s fighting, Medical personnel risked their lives to save wounded soldiers at the front and in field hospitals s f 4 k e : ‘ which were often under enemy fire. The following excerpt from a captured German document written by an enemy Division commander sums up the COM Z contribution to our victory. “I cannot understand these Americans. Each night we know that we have cut them to pieces, inflicted heavy battle casualties, mowed down their transport, We know in some cases we have decimated entire battalions. But — in the morning ~ we are suddenly faced with fresh battalions, with complete replacements of men, machines, food, tools. and weapons. If! did not see it with my own eyes, | would say itis impossible to give this kind of support to frontline troops so far from their bases.” The shoulder patch worn by communications Zone Personnel assigned to the European Theater of Operations was based on a design change of the HO, ETOUSA insignia that was approved on February 25th, 1945, and redesignated for the Communications Zone on March 21st, 1.945. The shoulder patch has the same meaning as the Service of Supply (Army Service Forces) and the HQ, European Theater of Operations patch, as it combined both designs. The COM Z was discontinued as 8 separate Command on February 28th, 1946. 144 ———:_— MEWS =» Baleimore Employees Go Over the Top in United Appeal Campaign > B&O ofcers and employees in the Baltimore area con ributed $71,236 to the Community Chest-Red Cross United Ap- peal campatgn recently concluded. Be. cause of this generosity on the pare of B&O people, 105.5% of the goalsct at $67,500—was reached. Ninety-three per cent of all employees subscribed to shis worthy cause. Heading the campalim was J. W. Phipps, Jr vice presidene-cafic- ‘who gerved as company chalrman. Mana, ‘yer Personnel C. H, Holteworth was co chairman and handled the administraive phase of the campaigy. A Coordinating. Commisee, compose of representatives appointed by staf oficers ed the drive inthe various eae pany. % feats B.SME-Holds Open House The Baleimore Society of Model Eut- a eee annual Open Howie, Model: Shows. will bein on. New Yelle Diy ERR lee Sry Sunday during January and, February.” Hours are from 2 pi. © 6 pm. Agia this year, calroaders of the commonity ate joining the modclers in selecting a Miss Model Railroader Queen, who will reign over the annual show. Contest is sponsored jointly by the BS.M.E. end the Railroad Community Committee of Baltimore. The competition is open to rls beeween the ages of 6 and 12. En trants should submie photographs co: Queen Contest, BS.M.E,, 225 W. Sara- toga St, Baltimore 1, Md Deadline is December 18 In An Old Newspaper TS. Woods, asistant: manager labor relations, Baleimore, recently brought © the Magazine office an interesting old inewepaper, che Seml-Weekly Journal, pub lished in Martinsburg, W. Va. and dated January 6, 1908. The paper, now yellowed ‘with age, earsied a fall-page biographical skecch of Mr. Woods! grandfather, the Rev. Dr. F. M. Woods, at the time pastor of the Martinsburg Presbycerian Church the frst church of this denomination in Berkeley County West Viewinia, High tribute was paid the Rev. Dr, Woods for “his fine educational background, his clo- ‘quence asa preacher and his patience and sincerity asa pastor.” “Perhaps no mini ter inthis section of the Virginias is more widely known and generally esteemed than the Rev. Dr. FM, Woods, for 29 years che pastor of this church,” the story sald, Interestingly enough, on the front page of the tame old newspaper wae a 18 GLANCE story, prominently featured telling of the resignation of Thomas Fitzgerald, chen general manager of the B&O Railroad, and of the expected appointment of A. W. Thompson, a former. wuperintendent of the Cumberland Division, a his successor. Long-Time Magasine Reader Writes D The Magasine was pleased to receive 4 leveer recently from Harvey F. Case, retited employee now a patient te the Veterans: Hospital at Chillicothe Ohio. * Mr. Cate, who is 72 years of age, ells ua that he beian his rallroad career On. the ol Coal and Coke Railroad, in 1997, The “road was buile, he says, by Henry Gassa- ton. Branch lines were added Inter. The toad was boughe by the B&O in 1915, Me. Cate recalls. "Nowadays they come in place of che 45 boxcats ‘of lumber snd two smell engines we wd to eazy fo my day" he write, Mr Cate rounded oue his eareet by working OE © the B&O. He writes that he enjoys the B&O Magazine when ie reaches him ae the hospital cach month. “I've been reading it for 40 years," he adds. Me. Case's many railtoad fiends wish him good health and happiness in the furure, Hamilton Men Help Train Reservists D Thelaborsiof a pair of Hamilton (Ohio) BSO men, who have been spending theie Tuesday evenings for the last year in structing some 200 army reservists in the intracacies of roilroad operations, were alized in September when Company "C" (Train Operating), 715th Transpor ‘ation Battalion (Railway Operating) shoved off from ts Cincinnati base for Fort Eustis, Va. There the men spent wo weeks training intensively on the ‘Transportation Corps! Miliary. Railway System. The B&O men, SEC Dominic M. Solazso, a conductor, and Sy. Donald P. Ediskey, a Geman, are the oaly two railroaders in the 200-man reserve group. Solazzo has been with the B&O for 18 years, and Ediskey, 12 years. Fest Liew tenant William F. Klosterman, who serves fas public information officer for the re- Servists, had this to say about the B&O ‘men in a recent letter: “Hats of to Ser- fgeante Solazzo and Ediskey who, un- daunted by the fact that they are the fonly members in the unit having. any previous experience in the railroad busl- ness, have Iaid out a training program thachas given Company "C well wounded Instruction te all phases of railroad operations.” (Continued on page 26) i vais Mie have to settle for switches Santa guessing, didn't you? » « tome. Dal Toding, you «1K very Merry Christmas to each of yo, and may Sone fall your wishes @ NEW YORK TERMINALS SSTATEN ISLAND LINES Correspondent H.T. Coveing Getwell wishes for Conductor Bernard Kelly who has been recuperating from a badly Traceured arm, suffered. in sccent auto accklent.» Speedy recovery 10 Mi Shinise Helper ‘Jimmy Burne of Pier 20. You an’e kid Jimmy aboue the pretty shutie at Sunnyside Hospital; where he it Confined: he knows his wife tz head nurse Test wishes for Sub station Operator George Keltic wore in order on Oct. ST when he retired. with 34 years” service George is 3 good Bowler, fine singer and weith "Mrs. Relie, pacron of the arts, We welcome Betty Orache to her west bound duties at Per 6 St, George. Betey, fBemerly of our New York ofc, repiaces ge Ranthowsi, who hae assumed duties of general foreman, ighrerage, Good to hoch... The omens division, C Fad the’ pleasure of sheeting Nldeed Drechsler, special representative, at ts anual luncheon. Mis Drechsice spoke Sn the mebleme of businesrgecting, ‘The United Aso. of Ralroad. Veterans had its convention ia Balla, N.Y, on Oct, 7839." group of S. [veterans and heir wives attended, and” from all ae counts it was a fabulous affain At the baciness session, our Alonso Tost was re: lected 19 the boatd of governors, and Roy Collins was appointed general shat rman of the exccutiee committee. «Holi: Gay greetings to all, expecially so" thowe siho fornihed some of the lee personal Bae ha are ard fn, be eal ap (@ EASTERN REGION PHILADELPHIA TERMINAL AGENCY Correspondent 8, A, Goldberg Matthew E. Jordan is king of the grand: pope This time his ton, Matthew Ere fed wife presented him with Martit Francis, horn cee 14, weighing 8 bx Von, "This: makes Mace an eighth-time trandpop™ four boys and four girls. Con fratolotone! = deepest sympathy fo the family of Joneph fie Shenkel (re bred), wha died recently.1. We are happy to report Re J. McLaughlin wor tel from the hospttal and le now recnret ar his home. Keep well, “Dick Teddy Krencicht iy the proud owner of the Fitert in Hi-Fi colored. elevigton fscond player-radio combination, “Cheet- fal watching, Ted! <- Jerry” Maxell, ‘our expert tate clerk is sporting te latest Plymouth. Happy deving, Jerey! OFFICE OF GENERAL FREIGHT AGENT PHILADELPHIA Correspondent Charlatte Gibson TFA and Mrs, William G, Dolly the provi! grandparents of Scott licker thece: fmontholl son of Malone (Dellak) ad Hob Becker of Los Angeles, sre svadying fe nursery im aneteipation of viet by the Beckers in the ear future. Bill can hardly wait, We don't blame hin Photo: sraphs from the West Coase indicate thar Young Scote is quite @ toy.» = Freight Baltimore & Olio Magazine, Decenber, Nineteen Sizly 718th Transportation Battalion 1of4 #8GlobalSecurity.org learn your 10... Soe fein 1 logically and So oC S| x Q ‘itp:/198.65.138,161/military/agency/army/718trans.htm Search @ Submit > Home >> Military >> Agencies >> Army >> Reserve >> USARC >> 88th RRC >> 643rd ASG >> 718th Transportation Battalion The 718th Transportation Battalion Rodeo is held annually at Wright-Patterson Ar Force Base in southwestern Ohio, where all the transportation units within the battalion compete for the Coleman F. Davis award, Coleman F. Davis was an Army Sgt. 1st Class, the maintenance non-commissioned officer in the ‘unit back’in the 1970s and 80s. Tt was Davis who was instrumental in beginning the rodeo’ event for all the truck 4 units within the battalion. Now it's an annual event with the 718th. The rodeo brings out maximum participation for unit members. The rodeo was held, Sept. 8-10, 2001. The 705th Transportation Company, Dayton, Ohio, won the tractor trailer competition. The 1001st Field Services Company, from Chillcothe and Columbus, Ohio, won the five-ton, 2 1/2 ton and High Mobilty Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle events Drivers from three transportation companies: the 705th and 656th, Springfield, Ohio, and the 454th, Columbus, Ohio participated. Also participating in the rodeo were two movement control teams: the 869th and 957th from Columbus, Ohio; and a field services support unit, the 1001st. The tasks required drivers to maneuver through a myriad of obstacle courses, There were six driving events for the tractor-trailer drivers and five for the HMMWV teams. The Primary courses in the rodeo were the offset alley; diminishing clearance, straight line backing, controlled braking, and the serpentine course. The offset alley course is a course that tests the ability of the driver to maneuver his system through a series of barricades. The barricades represent obstacles that a driver may encounter during everyday driving, such as other vehicles and right and left-hand turns. The diminishing clearance event challenges the driver to keep his vehicle between a series of pylons that decrease in width from 10 feet, seven inches to eight feet, six inches. This course simulated what may be encountered with driving lane restrictions in construction zones. Units © 454th Transportation Company Columbus, Ohio ‘© 656th Transportation Company Springfield, Ohio © 705th Transportation Company Dayton, Ohio © 869th Movement Control Team Columbus, Ohio © 957th Movement Control Team Columbus, Ohio © 1001st Field Services Support Unit Facilities © Columbus, Ohio Official Homepage © 718th Transportation Battalion 2005 1:19 PM 6758th TRINSFORTATION RAIDHAY SHOP BATTALION. (Tog) Disbanded: Ltr 25 Mar 1953 . a fs, iL of. ‘pera Gkh mw StoRTiT TON RATDIY, OPERATING BATTALION (Trig) Disbanded: Ltr 25 Mar 1953 ‘ISTH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION +) ARMY RESERVE e acruat site / ZS Merat. CoLoR—coLD Finist ——-HIRROR-LIKE POLISH + SHIELD-—————~ . A . ENAMEL—-VITREOUS OPAQUE HVS ‘ (CHARGES—FLUSH 1 Levrerinc———viTREous opacte ENAMEL (eLack’t2s) ‘BIERCING———-NONE—RECESSED & TEXTURED DETWEEN SHIELD & SCROLL, Pcp No.———-neo?s ntuefio aiackiae neo Page 1 of 1 United States Army Center of Military History Library @2G@OOOoSE9909°9D Labeled Display Title History of the 718th Railway Operating Battalion Transportation Corps, with photographs, anecdotes and roster as of V-E Day. Imprint (Mainz? 19452] Subject: Topical World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories —- United States - 718th Railway Term Operating Battalion. Location Information + Ctr-Military History © General Collection = 1302-718 1945 [Available] Find; [Titles E] that contain =] the word(s) Fatwa Search Return!" ET per page. Set Limits. ..Jinterpac.dll?LabelDisplay&DataNumber=4138&Formld=564-308ItemField=1 &Config-0&B 12/20/00 OMIH h2k.2 & hell ee 7ABth Trans Pn, AR SUPJECT: Coat of Arms and Distinctive Insignia for the 718th Transportation Rattalion, aruy Reserve 2. The distinctive insignia for the 718th Transportation Battalion, Arey Reserve is approved. The distinctive insignia consists of the shield and motto of the coat of arms for this organization, which is described in paragraph 1. 10 FR WORM: As prescribed by current regulations. 3. The approved painting for use in the manufacture of the distinctive Ansignia will te forvarded on or atout 21 Novenber 1960. Lk. This spproval ip in accordance with the "Official Statenent of - Ldneage and Pattle Honors" dated 1 Decenbor 1959. or u JOHN D. MARTZ, Jr. Man mals GPlonei, GHC formanding Case No. 575486 a Ole e . HERALDIC BILE oa ‘THE INSTITUTE OF HER, Bldg. 16, Cameron Alexandria, VA 22306 2h.2 & LL TA8th Trane Pn, AR 20 0CT 1966 SUBJECT: Coat of Arus and Distinctive Insignia for the 718th Transportation THRU: TO: Pattalion, Aray Reserve Commanding General Second United States Arg Fort George G. Meade, Maryland Comanding Officer ‘Ti8th Transportation Battalion, AR Columbus, Ohio 1. The coat of arms for the 718th Transportation Battalion, Army Reserve is approved. The blasonry and description are as follows: ‘BLAZONRY SHIELD: Per fess or and gules (brick red) in chief between four torteaux two over two a Lorraine Cross amures in base a diesel locomotive of the first. CHET: That for the roginente and omparate battalions of ae Reserves On a wreath of the colors (or and tilee Zrick cx red?) the Lexington Minute Man proper. Gre athtae or the ite ¥an, Captain John Parker (i. H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts. MOTTO: —Servitiun Omia Vincit (Service Conquers All) DESCRIPTION Brick red and golden yellow are the colors used for the Transpor tation Corps. The division of the shield into two parts alludes to the dual function of the Transportation Corps, supply and service. The diesel locomotive refers to railway operating, the mission of the unit. The Lorraine Cross represents service in World War I. The four torteaux, synbolic of railroad signal Lights, commemorates the four battle honors and the Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded the battalion for service in World War II. ERIEF HISTORIES (Cont'd) 7Adth Railway Operdting Battalion, Transportation Co: 7 ————F Sen eee The. 609th Engineer Railvay,Battalion,Communication Zone yes constituted as an Organized HeServe unit by Table "E", Tables of Troops pertaining to Appendix G-3, HDGMP, published in July 1925; redesignated 609th Engineer Lion (Railway. Oparating).per AG 520.2 Engrs (20 Jun 33), cated 25 September “1955; redesignated-as the 744th Engineer Railyay Operating Battalion per AG 520.2 (8 Feb 41) M (Ret) WC, céted"4l February 1941; redesignated 744th Rajlyay Qperuting Battalion, Transportation.Corps, arid affiliated mith Uiieago, Milvaukee, St. Fail aa hele mates per AG 520.2 (25 Nov 42) OB-I-SP-, dated 1 December 1942; authorized to be ordered into active military service on 14 December 1948, at Fort San Houston, Texas per AG 322 (8 Nov 48) OB-I-SPLOU-k, dated 11 Novenber 1945. No date of ordering into active service has been received in this office. ‘724th Reilvay Operating Battalion, Transportation Corps * ‘The 498d Railvay Engineer Battalion, General Headquarters Troops ves con~ stituted’ as'an Organized Reserve unit by Table "A", Tables of Troops pertain- sing to’Appendix G-3, WGUP, published in July 1925; redesignated 493d Engineer Battalion (Railvay Operating) per AG 520.2 Engrs (20 Jun 35), dated 25 Septenber 1983; redesignated 724th Engineer Railway Operating Battalion per AG 520.2 (8 Feb 41) K (Ret) U-C, dated 21 February 1941; redesignated 724th Railway Operating Battalion, Transportation Corps and affiliated with Pennsylvania Railroad per AG 520.2 (25 Nov 42) OB-I-SP-M, dated 1 December 1942; authorized to be ordered into active military service on 21 Decenber 1943, at Fort san Houston, Texas per AG 322 (8 Nov 43) OB-I-SMOU-U, dated 11 Noverber 1943, BG, Chk ORT 25 949 26 December 1943. REF urstorms ‘TBth Railway Overeting Battalion, Transportation Corps The Séd sngincer hailnay Battalion was constituted on the indctive list per AG 520.2 (12 Uct £7), dated 18 October 1927; redesignated as the 55d . Inginger Battalion (heilvay Operating) por AG 520.2 Engrs (20 Jun 35), 4 25 Septenber 1935. ‘The, §84 Engineer hilway Operating Pettalion (Norid War) was reconstituted and congolidzted with thé Séc_onvineer Battalion (Railway Qparating) per AG 820.2 (8 Sep 36), dated 24 September 1vs0; redesignated es the 718th ungineer Peilvey Opersting Battalion per AG o+U.% (8 Feb 41) & (Ret) 4-0, dated 21 February 1941; redesignated 718ir Failvey Operting, mctelion, Transportation Corps and afliliated with Cleveland, Cincinatti, Gnicago @ St. Touis Hailtoad”per AG 520.2 (25 Nov 42) OB-T-SP-M, dated 1 Lecember 19425 authorized to be ordered into active military service on 7 Decenber 1943, at Fort San Houston, Texas per AG 322 (8 Nov 45) OB-I-SF‘OU-H", dated 11 Wovenber 1943. ade active on 14 Decenber 1945, 222d Reilwey Operating Rattalion, Transnortation Corps ‘The S9S5th Railvay Engineer Battalion, Communication Zone vas constituted as an Organized Keserve unit by Table "E", Tables of Troops pertaining to Appendix G-3, WDGHP, published in July 1925; redesignated 595th Engineer Battalion (Railway Operating) per AG 520.2 Engrs (20 Jun 33), dated 25 September 1985; redesignated 722d Engineer Railway Operating Battalion per AG 520.2 (8 Fob 41) 4 (Ret) M-C, dated 21 February 1941; redesignated 722d Pailvay Operating Battalion, Transportation Corps and affiliated with the Seaboard Air line Railroad per AG 520.2 (25 Nov 42) OB-I-SP-M, dated 1 December 1942; authorized to be ordered into active military service on 7 December 1943, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas per AG 322 (8 Nov 43) OB-I-SPHUOU-U, dated 11 November 1943. Ordered into active service on 14 December 1943, ‘The S7th Engineer Battalion, Railway Operating was constituted on the inactive list and concurrently redesignated the 716th Engineer Battalion, Railvay Opereting per AG 520.2 (& Feb 41) ii (Ret) U-C, dated 21 February 1941; redesignated 716th Engineer Railway Operating Battalion per AG 320.2 (8 Feb 41) M1 (Ret) HC, dated 21 February 1941; retesigiatec 716th Reiliey Operating Battalion, Transportation Corps and affiliated with the Southern Pacific Railroad per AG 320.2 (25 Nov 42) OB-I-SP-U, dated 1 December 1942; authorized to be ordered into active military service on 14 Decenber 1943, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas per AG 522 (8 Nov 43) OB-I-SPYOU-, dated 11 November 1945. No*daté 6f activation has been received in this office. + 25d Railyay Operating Battalion, Transportation Corps. “The 614th Railvay Engineer Battalion, Communication Zone was constituted as an Organized Reserve unit by Table "E", Tables of Troops pertaining to Appendix C-5, TDGHP, published in July 1924; redesignated 614th Engineer Battalion (Railay Operating) per AG 520.2 Engrs (20 dun 33), dated 25 September 1988; affiliated with Union Pacific Railroad Company per AG 381 (4 Nov 40) Ya G-1, dated 18 Noverber 1940; redesignated 725d Engineer Railvay Operating Battalion per AG 520.2 (8 Feb 41) M (Ret) IC, dated 21 Feb 41; redesignated 728d Railay Operating Rattelion, Transportation Corps per AG 520.2 (25 Nov 42) OB-T-SP-H, dated 1 Decenber :, 1942; authorized to be orderéd into active military service on 14 Decenbér 1943, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas per AG 322 (8 Nov 43) OB-I-SMOU-H, dated 11 November 1945. No date of activation has ‘been received in this office. cb. . KE, f 7 HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT "7i8th TRANSPORTATION BATTALION Activated 22 October 1948 at Springfield, Onto Inactivated 2 November 1951 at Springfield, Ohio (Organized Reserve Corps redesignated 1952 as Army Reserve) Redesignated 13 February 1959 as 718th Transportation Battalion (Rattway Operating) Activated 3 April 1959 with Headquarters at Columbus, Ohio Acfiliated 21 Novenber 1960 with the New York Central Systen Headquarters and Headquarters Company reorganized and redesignated 7 January 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachzent, 718th Transportation Battalion (Truck); remainder of battalion disbanded 15 January 1963 HOME AREA: Second United States Arny (XX United States Arny Corps) CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT 3 Wa Streaner without insertption Workd War IT Northern France Rhineland. Ardennes-Alsace Central Europe DECORATIONS Meritorious Unit Consendation, Streaner embroidered EUROPEAN THEATER By Order of the Secretary of the Ary: x. C » Ce Major General, USA Generat ‘The Adjutant soo DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY Lineage and Bonors HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT ‘7i8th TRANSPORTATION BATTALION Constituted 15 August 1917 in the National Aray as 534 Engineers (Standard Gauge Raiiway Operation) Organized February 1928 at Canp Dix, New Jersey Converted and redesignated 7 Septenber 1918 as 534 Reginent, ‘Transportation Corps Roginental organization abolished 12 Novenber 1918: Conpanies A, By and € redesignated 32d, 33d and 34th Conpanies, Transportation Corps, respectively Conpantes demobilized 10 and 12 July 1919 at Conp Sherman, Ohio and Canp Grant, Ii1inois Roconstituted 18 October 1927 in the Regular Aray as the 534 Engineer Battalion (Railway) ignated 21 February 1941 as 718th Engineer Battalion (Railway Redesignated 1 April 1942 as 718th Engineer Rafivay Operating Battalion Converted and redesignated 16 Novenber 1942 as 718th Railway Operating Battalion, Transportation Corps, and affiiinted with Gleyeland, Cinctanabt, Chicago and St. Lolis, Railroad, Indianapolis, ana Ordered into active mi2itary service 7 Decenber 1943, and reorganized 14 December 1943 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas Inactivated 4 Deceaber 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey Redesignated 12 October 1948 as 718th Transportation Rativay Operating Battalion, withdrawn fron the Regular Aray, allotted to Organized Reserve Corps, assigned to the Second Aray, and affiliated with New York Central Sjsten Cc Cc HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY Office of The Adjutant General Washington 25, D. C. AGAO~0 322 (3 Nov 60) ARROTC SUBJECT: Affiliation Agreement TO: Commanding General Second United States Army 2. Headquarters, Department of the Army records have been changed to indicate the above unit to be in an affiliated status. 3. Copies of the affiliation agreement for the subject unit have been furnished your headquarters by separate action. By Order of Wilber M. Brucker, Secretary of the Army: Copies furnished: ja neral Conmanding General : United States Continental Army Command Deputy Chief of Staff for logistics Assistant Chief of Staff for Reserve Components Chief of Transportetion Chief of Military History Data Processing Branch, TAGO Chief, U.S, Army Reserve & ROTC Affairs ATTN: P&P Div (RE: SN 2415) (3 copies) t HEADQUARTERS ( ‘XX UNTTED STATES ARMY CORPS (RESERVE) Fort Hayes, Coluzbue 18, Ohio GENERAL ORDERS SRA) = 27 March 1959 ACTIVATION OF ARMY RESERVE UNITS 1, The following Army Reserve units are activated status, effective 3 April 195 Nated 4m saintenance TOE & ‘* AUTH TOE STRENGTH PRI- Nir DATE OFF WO ENL AGG ORITY LOCATION Hq & Hq Co 55-226R,55 lL 2 Ub 1m I Columbus, DBeh Te Bn ohio (RUY0Pg)(S-D-E) Co A (Rwy Engr) 55,227R,55 6 O 245 251 IL Parkersburg, 718th TC Bn W. Va, (Buy Opg) (S-D-E) ‘*(Basis for auth pay drill strength) 2. Special orders for the assignment of personnel will be issued by this headquarters in accordance with current directives 3. Initial roster on DA Form 1379 will be submitted in accordance with paragraphs 4 and 10, Second Army Menorandim Number 140-3, 20 August 1958. 4. Equipment and Supply. Equipment and supplies will be acquired in accordance with AR 140-420 and related directives. 5. Authority. a, Paragraph 25a(2)(b), AR 140-305. b. Letter AGAQ-O(H) 322 (9 Feb 59) RES, Hq, DA, 13 February 59, subject: "Change in Status of Certain Unite of the Arny Reserve," c. Letter, ATABC-¥, Hq Second U. S. Army, 18 February 59, subject: "Reorganization of the United States Army Reserve." FOR THE COMMANDER: OFFICIAL: N.S. MATHEWSON Colonel, GS he Chief of State We. Gilbuews WR. SP tajueant Gen SPECIAL DISTRIBUTIO! Adjutant General ae 20 = TAG, DA (ATIN: AGAO-0) DISTRIBUTION: 2 = TAG, DA (ATTN: CARROTC) a 10 = AIXXAG-R (plus 2 ea unit) 2 ea Sector Conmand Concerned 5 = ATXXAG-AS 6 = ea Area Command Concerned 2 = CO Wash AG Pub cer 4 = ca USAR Unit concerned 2 = CO St Louis AG Pub ctr 4 = o8 Goo concerned ($6 appl) eae len a ual 1 = ea SUA, GOC concerned (4£ appl: - cc 2- ADXXGI-OT 1 ea ~ Area Sup 0 2 = CG USCONARG (ATIN: ATTNG-RC) ia c DEPARTMENT OF THE AREY Office of The Adjutant Genoral Washington 25, D. Ce AGAO-Z 322 Org Res (27 Jun 51)G3-4 23 duly 1951, SUBJECT: Inactivation of Units of the Organized Reserves TO: Conmanding General. Second Arny a 1, The following units will be inactivated at the earliest practicable date: Medical Det; 3034 MP Bn Medical Det; 865th Engr Avn Bn Medical Det} 963d Engr Censtruction Ba Medical Det; 929th Engr Construction Ba Medical Det; Div Ha, 63d Inf Div Medical Dot; 97ith Engr Construction Ba Medical Dot; 399th AAA Lif En Uedical Det, 475th Rocket FA Bn Co Bs 7isth trans Railway Oporating Ba Co C, 728th 'frans Railway Operating Bn 2, Concurrently with inactivation, the units aro transferred to the control of the Department of the Amy. _ 3+ Records of tho inactivated units will be disposed of by shipment to the’ Commanding Officer, Kansas City Records Genter, 601 Hardesty Avenue, Kansas City 1, Missouri, Attention: Ficld Records Division,"in accordance with provisions of SR'345-920-1, 15 Harch 1919, as amended. 4. Porsonnol, and equiment réndored surplus will be disposed of in accordance with current procedures, 5. Obligate funds to the cxtont necessary from Organized Reserve allo~ ,eations available to your headquarters. 6. Whon the action dircctod herein has beon accomplished, reports Andicating tho dates and stations thereof will be submitted to this officc, Attention: AGAO-I; the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3; and the Chief of Army Fiold Forces, BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE AREY: ( Copies furnished: lM 1, Chief of Amy Field Forces Adjutant Gen; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 (RE: _7-5/149) Chicf of Military History DEPaRTHENT ARMY Office of The adjutant General Washington 25, D. o. AGAO-I 322 Org Res (30 aug 51)G3-M & Getober 19s. SUBJECT: Change in Status of Certain Units of the Organized Reserves To: Con ding General Second arny Chief of Transportation sponsored by the Cleve eiiroad, Springficld, Ohio, y the Commanding Gencral, ended to show retention of a training unit. b. Concurrently with inact’ control of the Lepartment of the arny. tion, the unit is transferred to the €. Records of the insctivated unit will be disposed of by shipment to the Commanding Officer, Kansus City Records Center, 601 Hardesty Avenuc, Kansas City 1, Missouri, attention: Picld Reeords Divieion, in accordance with provisions of SR 345-920-1, 15 March 1949, as amended. in accordance with the Office of the Chief of army Field Fores, Civilian Components Training Menorandun Number 6, 10 October 1950. 3. Equipment re! current procedures, ered execas will be disposed of in accordance with 4, Obligate funds to the extent necessary from Organized Reserve allo cations availsble to your headquarters, 5. When the actions directed herein have been accomplished, reports indicating the dates and stations thereof will be submitted to this office, Attention: AGAO-I; the assistant Chief of Stuff, G3; and the Chief of arny Field Forces, BY OsDZa OF ThE SSCRETAKL OF Jas + Adjutant Genery Copies furnished: Chief of army Field Forces Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 (Re: 9-6/225) Chief of Military History ‘b, Upon.inactivation, the units are transferred to the control of Head- quarters, Departnent of the Aray. 5. ‘he following units are’ assigned to.Second United States Aimy and w3LL be » actdvated.and organized as indicated, at the earliest-practicable date: ssn Unit : Priority 0B Iocation 25686, agit Trans Co (Lt Hel) mm 55-57C Ft George G. Meade, Mi. 33372 3124 Mil. Intel. Det (Div) = 30-170 Gleveland, Ohio 33368 Sostn Mal Intel ed I 30-600c Cleveland, Ohio (rteye ss ‘Team: . AB, 2-EB, . FI, FA, GE 40597 Tth Pst Reg Det I lek 8. Charleston, W. Va’ 32840 330th Med Co (Air Anb) I *8-137D y Ohio 32895 363d Med Det I .8-500c Weirton, W. Va. Beom: AA 32980 - 313th Med Det (Surgical) I 8-500C Charlottesville, Va. Team: KA : 32740 99th Fld Hosp (Incl Prof Comp) bed 8-510R Lancaster, Pa. 3h652 «© 33th Qt Plat 10-377 Ft Tee, Va. (Petri Pipeliie) Par 8&9 34695 411th Gf Det (Tech Intel) I 30-500n Ft Lee, Va. Team: KA 25345 305th Sp Forces Operational I -33-510R _ lama, Ohio Det (Abn)(Dist A) ‘Team: AB, FC 35596 Hq & Hq Co, 718th Trans. 55-226R Columbus, Ohio ailway Op)(S-D-E) age 4OTth Trans Co (Aerial Tramay) I 55-87R Hampton, Ve. 3k624 © —-3aLst Qt Co (Sve) xr i0-67¢ Woodsfield, Chto * Tentative strerigth of TOE 8-137D is 27 officers, 128 enlisted, 155 eggteguts. 6. the following wits will be Zeorganized as indicated, at the earliest practicable date: Unit . Priority 0B Iocation 338th Army Band a 12-107) Columbus, Ohio FROM 0 (28 piece)(h2 piece) 8/3224 MP Det (Grim Inves) I 19-500R Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Team: MD 8/3T5th Qi Co I. 10-367¢ Baltimore, Ma. FROM 2 (Clo & Gen Sup Dep)(Sup Dep) 8/25lst Trans Co m 55-18D Kenton, Ohio FROM TO (it Tek) (Mea ‘Trk)(cgo) C a] C 3, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY Office of The Adjutant General Washington 25, D. Cc. AGAO-0 (M) 322 (9 Feb 59) RES 13 February 1959 SUBJECT: Change in Status of Certain Units of the Army Reserve 10: Comending General. Second United States Arny 1. he 305th Special Forces Operational Detachnent is constituted and allotted to the Army Reserve, effective 13 February 1959. 2. The 7th Postal Regulating Section is redesignated as the 7th Postal Regulating Detachment and allotted to the Army Reserve, effective 13 February 1959. 3. The following units are redesignated as indicated, effective 13 February 1959: Present Designation New Designation 3h2a Hq, Intel, Det 342d Mi Intel Det Hq, 306th Mil intel Flat 306th Mil Intel, Plat 3alst QM Sve Co Balst GM Co Bigth Qt Bury Plat 313th Gt Plat lath Qi Laundry Det Yaith Qt Det ‘18th Trans 2 Bn ‘718th Trons En 4oTth Trans Port Co }o7th Trans Co 330th Med Base Depot Co 330th Mea Co 3634 Malaria Control Det 3634 Med Det 313th Melaria Survey Det 3lgth Mea Det 99th Sta Hosp 99th Fld Hosp 4. a. The following units will be inactivated at the earliest practicable date: est Dai OE Iocation WolG, —juSth Base Fost Office (Type P) 12-520R “S. Charleston, W. Va. 33366 ©3024 Mil Cons De 30-510R Cumberland, Ma. ‘Team: FB 31485 a/l16th Engr Co (Panel Bridge) 5-137) Marion, Ohio 31365 ~ He Ea & Sve Co, 5-316, Johnstown, Pa. th Engr Bn (Const) Bus 685th Engr Co (Hv Fae) 5-328R Glossmere, Pa. 218! Hg & Hg Btry, 7734 Fi 6-H16R Pittsburgh, Pa. (55mm Gua (Hevea) 33908 959th Ord Co (HAM) 9-1978 Lancaster, Pa. 34515 Hq & Hq Det, 3334 G4 Bo 10-536R Chillicothe, Ohio 35530 Hq & Hq Co, 353d Trans Gp 55-12R Columbus, Ohio ivy ‘Transport! 35726 o/k08th Trans Co (Terminal Svc) 55-17 Newport News, Va. ¢ GENERAL ORDERS HEADQUARTERS XX UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS (RESERVE) Fort Hayes, Colucbus 18, Ohio ( 27 March 1959 NUMBER 55 ACTIVATION OF ARMY RESERVE UNITS 1, ‘The following Army Reserve units are activated in maintenance status, effective 3 April 1959: TOE & ‘% AUTH TOE STRENGTH PRI- unrr DATE QFF WO ENL AGG ORITY LOCATION Hq & Hq Co 55-226R,55 1.1L 2 11 12% IX Columbus, 28th Tc Ba Ohio (BUY OPBY(S=D-E) Co A (Rwy Engr) —55,227R,55 6 0 245 251 11 Parkersburg, 718th TC Bo We Va. (Rwy Opg) (S-D-E) *(Basis for auth pay di 2. Spectal orders for the assi; by this headquarters in accordance wil 3. Initfal roster on DA Form 1: with paragraphs 4 and 10, Second Aray 1958. 4. Equipment and Supply. Equi in accordance with AR 140-420 and rel: 5. Authority. a. b. Letter AGAO-O(H) 322 ¢: 59, subject: "Change in Status of Cer! c rill strength) igument of personnel will be issued th current directives. 379 will be submitted in accortance Memorandum Nunber 140-3, 20 August pment and supplies will be acquired lated directives Paragraph 25a(2)(b), AR 140-305. (9 Feb 59) RES, Hq, DA, 13 February tain Unite of the Amy Reserve, Letter, ATABC-¥, Ha Second U. S. Acay, 18 February 59, subject: “Reorganization of the United States Army Reserve." FOR THE COMMANDER: orFroraL: Wh Fu.fe. oe We R. SP! Colonel ,/AGC Adjutant General pIsraIBurroN: z 2 = ea Sector Command Concerned 6 = ea Area Command Concerned 4 = ea USAR Unit concerned 4 = ea GOC concerned (if appl) 1 = ea SUA, GOC concerned (if appl) 2 - AIXXG3-Of 1 ea ~ Area Sup 0 N.S. MATHEWSON Colonel, GS Chief of State SPECIAL DISTRIBUTT 20 TAG, DA (ATTN: AGAO-O) 2 TAG, DA (ATTN: CARROTC) 10 = AIXXAG-R (plus 2 ea unit) 5 - ATKKAG-AS 2 = CO Wash AG Pub cer 2 CO St Louis AG Pub Ctr 38 - CG 2d US Army -5 > CG USCONARC 2 ~ CG USCONARC (ATTN: ATING-RC)