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Postscript of the Apache sentinel. [volume] (Fort Huachuca, Ariz.) 1945-1946, October 12, 1945, Image 1

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APACHE SENTINEL
mY QL ‘ 2 NO, 23 Station Complement, Fort Huachuca, Arizona FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12,1945
. pROK.E" CuTij Our ■
T/5 Russell K. Procope,
one of swingdom’s most
famous saxaphonists, -yas
discharged from the ser
vice last week. Inducted
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in October, 1943, Procopo
’ was assigned to the 372nd
Reg l ! Band, then station
ed at Fort Dix, N. J. He
handled the organizing of
that regiment’s swing ba
nd and was its' assistant
1 leader during its entire
career at Fort Dix, later
v at Camp 3reckenridge, Ky.
and finally here at Hua
chuca*
He was assigned to the
Post Military Band in Fe
bruary of this year and
» became immediately assoc
iated with its swing com
bo, t/5 Walt Williams’
"* Sizzlin’ Six. The vacancy
now existing in the swing
(Cont’d on Page 3 Col.l)
POSTSCRIPT OF THE
'7vA£ 'Ptfß V£NT*OH
Fire Prevention Week is ob
served at Ninth Service Com
mand *rmy Installations every
week of the year.
Indicative of the success
of the Ninth Service Command’s
fire prevention program are
fire loss statistics on file
at Fort Douglas, Utah, where
collective ' reports for the
first eight months of 1945
show that property losses de
creased 87.54 percent.
During the 1945 eight month
period property losses total
ed only $384,093, as compared
to $2,794,237 lor the same
period of 1944.
The drastic slash in prop
erty loss from fire is attri
buted to the constant efforts
of the command’s fire preven
tion and safety branch pro
gram to make both civilian
and military personnel fire
prevention conscious.
So far this year, General
William E* Shedd, comnandin •
general of the Ninth Service
Command, declared that indiv
idual blazes 4 at installations
had decreased 25 percent over
the first eight months of
1944* *
Fort Huachuca welcomes two
new officers in the Individual
Services Division. They are Ist
Lt, Lawrence W. Massey and 2nd
Lt. Herbert h T . Tate. Lt. Mas
sey has been assigned as the
Personal Affairs Officer while
Lt, Tate will serve as assis
t-ant I & E Officer.
(Cont’d on Page 2 Col.l) -
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Lt. Lawrence L. Whiso
nant, to whom the credit
for effectiveness and pop
ularity of "Huachuca",
the post theme sone is
attributed, was relieved
from active duty Thursday
morning. This ends three
years and 12 days of hon
orable service, both as
an officer and an enlist
ed man.
Entering the service,
Sept 28, 1942, he left.,
the concert stage to vol
unteer for the Armed For
ces a few days before the
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Broadway production,"Po
rgy and Bess" began its
tour. However, in exchang
ing his "tux" for a G. I.
suit, he did not change
his talent for another.
Lt. Whisonant served as
(Cont’d on Page 3 COL. 2)

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