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4th Infantry Division
Page 2 - Special Troops

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704th Ord Bn

4th QM Co

4th MP Co

4th Recon Co

4th Repl Co

4th Sig Co


 
Special Troops
 
1954
(Source: Christmas Menu 1954, Frankfurt, Germany)
ORGANIZATION (December 1954)
UNIT CITY (1) COMMANDING OFFICER
Hq/Hq Co, 4th Inf Div Frankfurt Capt John W. McKuin
4th QM Co Frankfurt Capt Jack C. Templeton
4th Div Band Frankfurt CWO Ralph V. Smith
4th MP Co Frankfurt Capt Frank E. Johnson, Jr.
4th Recon Co Frankfurt Capt Robert A. Lehman
4th Repl Co Frankfurt Capt. Walter L. Milne
4th Sig Co Frankfurt Capt Robert W. Myers
(1) STATION LIST , 16 August 1954

 
704th Ordnance Battalion
 
1953
(Source: STARS & STRIPES, May 21, 1953)
The 704th Ord Maint Co, Edwards Bks, Frankfurt, was reorganized and redesignated as the 704th Ordnance Battalion on April 9, 1953. First CO of the battalion is Maj Maurice V. Sargent.

The new battalion consists of a headquarters detachment and two lettered companies, A & B Company.

Company A
-- commanded by Capt Donald Sears, is divided into three maintenance platoons. Each platoon is located near the regiment that it supports. The platoons are further broken down into small teams that provide instructor-inspector service, field repair, and assist as instructors in service schools pertaining to their specialties.

Company B -- commanded by Capt Phillip J. Robertson, is located near division headquarters (Frankfurt) and is divided into three platoons:
Armament Pltn
Wheel & Track Pltn
Service & Supply Pltn

The company maintains a repair shop that can handle anything from giant tractor trucks to making adjustments on delicate observation instruments. Shop officer is CWO Nonnie F. Dickenson. His shop has handled more than 6,000 job orders in the past six months. Mobile repair units assist the shop by traveling in vans that are equipped with lathes, drills, electric testing equipment and other modern tools.

An Ordnance Supply Point supervised by 1st Lt Thomas Davenport serves as the focal point for the Division's repair and replacement system. The supply unit handles over 80 tons of supplies weekly (up from 30 tons just five months ago).

 
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