Army Signal OCS Scrapbook
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of your duty postings or other interesting pictures from your time in the service. To qualify,
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1. Your name,
2. The name of the person who
took the picture (so that we can give them credit),
3. Your OCS Class number,
4. A brief description of the
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War Era Photos
Click on any picture or map to see full size image. Place cursor over picture
to read headline.
From Class 19-66,
Pictures of 1st Signal Brigade, Long
Lines Battalion North, Phu Bai Detachment, and Army's
8th RRU (Radio Research Unit (a.k.a. Army Security Agency), submitted
by Candidate Walter Welsh, Army Signal OCS Class 19-66. Good photos of results
of Tet Offensive of February 1968 (Tet started on the night of
1-31-1968). Walt would know what Tet was all about... his hooch was burned down
in a B40 rocket attack that night. Check out this album to see what life was
like back then. Click on Walt's picture at right to jump to the album:
From Class 04-68, last Army Signal OCS
class before the program was shut down, come these scans courtesy of Don Fedynak.
digital copies of the Fort Gordon Rambler that was
in honor of the OCS program. Dated Wednesday, February 7, 1968, and
published to mark the end of the program, the broadside
discusses the original aims of Army Signal OCS, talks of the
2,210 graduates who finished the program, and provides lots
of other facts and trivia along the way. Take a moment to read it. You'll be
amazed at what you did back then, and may be surprised that
the article recalls things you have completely forgotten. Click on any of the images below, and
then use your computer's tools to enlarge the picture until
you can read the text.
From Class 16A-66, can you guess who these four are? If not,
it's because you haven't been invited to
Lunch At Frick's! Curious?
Go to the Class Page for 16A-66 and you can see them as they were, back in the
From Class 04-68, courtesy Don Fedynak,
Phu Bai & Pleiku detachments from 221st Signal Batalion:
From the 361st Signal Battalion LLBN, courtesy Arthur White who served
in Vietnam with the 361st Signal Battalion /Long Lines Bn. North at HQ Company
at Cam Rahn Bay between 1969 and 1970. Arthur told us "I came across a few
copies of what must have been official photos from Vietnam. My memory of why I
have them is not clear, but I think I might have sent them to my father while I
was still serving in RVN. He had also been stationed at Ft. Gordon and was in
the Signal Corps in WW II. Three of the five are of the headquarters company:
the awards ceremony formation (I am the one holding the American flag), the
motor pool inspection, and the aerial view of the company. The other two I
believe are photos of the Cam Rahn Bay site. I can’t be sure because they are
unlabeled and I never actually visited that site. I did make a few notations
myself on some of the photos at some point."
Major Richard Green reminded us that "one of our senior officers, LTG (R) Emmett
Paige, commanded the 361st Signal Battalion at one time... this is an excerpt
from a narrative he sent... "During his career as an officer, General Paige
served in various Signal units to include the 40th and 41st Signal Construction
Battalions, the 9th Signal Battalion, 9th Infantry Division where he served as
the S-3. He served in the 57th Signal Company at Yongsan, Korea, where he was
responsible for all of the fixed plant communications serving the United Nations
Command, U.S. Forces Korea, and Eighth Army. During the Vietnam War he commanded
the 361st Signal Battalion in Vietnam, and later commanded the 11th Signal Group
at Ft. Huachuca, AZ. He served two tours with the Defense Communications Agency.
In 1976, he was promoted to Brigadier General and given command of both the US
Army Communications-Electronics Engineering and Installation Agency at Ft.
Huachuca and the US Army Communications Systems Agency at Ft. Monmouth, NJ."
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your computer tools to zoom in for greater detail.
Note "CRB" stands for Cam Ranh Bay.
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