On this date ...
Arts contest winners were announced here.
Milton L. Spencer, cadet corps director of the Winona Service
Volunteers, and 35 Junior Hostesses from Winona, Minn., were
the guests of Service Club No. 2. There was a fried chicken
supper and a dance. A dance band composed of members from the
317th Army Band will furnish music.
Using their 155-mm "Long Toms," personnel of the
847th Field Artillery Battalion established a precedent on
McCoy’s ranges March 27 when they fired over Highway 21 and
both the Milwaukee and Northwestern railroad tracks. Firing
continued throughout the day, with interruptions only when
guards posted along the railroad tracks radioed the fire
direction center to report that trains were approaching.
Guards along the highway also stopped motorists and informed
them that overhead firing was being conducted.
30, 1951: The
girls Service Club of Milwaukee extended an invitation to all
military personnel to attend their parties that were held
every other Sunday from 2 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the KP Hall. The
parties featured refreshments, dancing, and hostesses.
soldiers watched with interest as Camp McCoy’s Commander,
Col. Harlan R. Statham, snipped the tape which officially
opened the post hospital’s "model ward," in an
informal ceremony recently. The 26 soldiers were postoperative
patients who had just been moved into their pleasant new
quarters. Many of the soldiers are veterans of combat in Korea
— and veterans of other Army hospitals. Ambulatory patients
looked with anticipation at the sun-flooded solarium at the
end of the ward, bright with flowered drapes and comfortably
furnished with card tables, reading chairs, desks for
letter-writing and a combination radio-phonograph. Two private
recovery rooms for patients returning from the operating room
adjoined the ward.
Whether the mission in Korea was a patrol action or a major
attack, the Army’s topographic units paved the way for
ground forces by supplying up-to-date battle maps. And many of
the men who served with the "topo" units in Korea,
and in other zones of operation, were trained by units such as
Camp McCoy’s 322nd Engineer Topographic Company. At Camp
McCoy, the 322nd Engineers produced many maps for use by units
training here. Often these maps gave the men their first
experience in reading Army maps — a technique which was
essential in the performance of combat missions.