Regimental Tank Company Personnel
I took the
white photographs with and old Kodak 620 camera I had when I arrived in
Korea -- until I could buy a Canon 35mm. The colored slides were
all taken with the Canon camera using a 50mm 1.8 lens.
I was born and raised in Guthrie Oklahoma. I enlisted in the U.S. Army
in February 1951, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and was assigned to the
45th Infantry Division – 45th Military Police Company, Camp (Fort) Polk,
Louisiana. From Camp Polk the Division was shipped to Hokkaido, Japan
and trained until replacing the 1st Cavalry Division in Korea – December
I returned to the United States in 1952 and attended The Armored
Officers Candidates School (Class # 9 – Company I) at Fort Knox
Kentucky. Upon graduation, I volunteered for a tour of duty – Far East
Command. On April 15, 1953 I was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division,
15th Regiment Heavy Tank Company and served as Platoon Leader, 4th
platoon and later as Company Executive Office.
I returned stateside in April 1954 and spent 16 months at Fort Hood,
Texas – 1st Armored Division – 13th Heavy Tank Battalion and served as
Company Commander of Company B. I requested, and was granted, release
from active duty in August of 1955.
It was a great four and one half years of military duty, and would not
have had it any other way!
I have always, and remain now, extremely proud to have been a member of
the 3rd Division and especially the 15th Regimental Tank Company.
It was a distinct privilege to have been granted assignment to provide
tank support for the Greek Expeditionary Forces, and exceptional and
The 3rd and 25th mottos could not be more appropriate – a “CAN DO”
Regiment in a ROCK (of the Marne) Division.
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