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1957 at Ft. Polk, LA
Donald  Dennis,  Robert (Bob) Vaughn, and Darrell Fedde (left to right), along with Leonard Harmon,  went to Ft. Leonard Wood, MO in June 1957 for basic training. Then, after completing basic and a two week leave in Fowler during September, they went to Ft. Polk for 8 weeks of advanced basic training and 6 weeks of basic unit training. 

Leonard Harmon (left, below) was the 4th Fowler member, and took the above picture of the three. 


Leonard Harmon, Bob Vaughn and Darrell Fedde

They joined the Army Reserves in April of their Senior year, to start the countdown for the 8 year commitment.

They had 6 months of active duty, June 30, 1957-December 18, 1957.  

Don stayed in active reserves until discharged in 1965.  He went to summer camps first at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indiana (summer 58), then thereafter at Ft. Carson, CO.  Don, a Public Information Officer, Spec. 4, was being assigned to an ambulance unit out of Trinidad to go to Cuba (Soviet Missile Threat)  in 1962, but at the 11th hour didn't have to go.  

 

   


1957 Army Pay Rate Card
 

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Fort Polk, LA  Battery C, 2nd Howitzer Battalion  22nd Artillery 10 Oct 1957
(Don Dennis, Leonard Harmon, Darrell Fedde and Bob Vaughn are all in the middle pic.  Clark Lewis, Pueblo, on Don's right side.)


Right Front, Don Dennis and Bob Vaughn from Army Yearbook- 1957

 

Army friend, Edgar Edminston, drove Dennis, Vaughn and
Harmon home for two-week leave in September 1957.

 


Dennis, Vaughn, Fedde,  Ft. Polk, LA Sept 1957 -
background Robert N. Baer, from Delaware, on right of three standing.

 

 
From Yearbook -  Above Left, Don Dennis, Darrell Fedde.  Below Left, Leonard Harmon, Bob Vaughn

 


From the Pueblo Chieftain

 

 

 

 


Attended game on November 16, 1957; Drove to Baton Rouge the day before the game and took the
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway to Bogalusa, LA to visit former FHS Classmate, Mollye Steward
and friends.  The four also spent two days in New Orleans during their time at Ft. Polk.


The day Don left Ft. Polk, LA he bought his dad an electric razor
for Christmas - was back in Fowler, CO the following day.

 
1957, Matchbook from Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
Matchbook from 1957, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO

Matchbook from 1959/1960

 

 

Click below to read yearbooks

Ft. Leonard Wood
Yearbook 1957

Fort_Polk
Yearbook 1957


Left Fowler June 28, Home on Leave Aug 31-Sept 13;
discharged Dec 18.
Active Army -  then Reserve Meetings weekly and
a yearly two week Army Camp until 1965.


 

OTHER FOWLER BOYS IN SERVICE

 


Bill Tatman

 


Jim Hoover


Jerry Nichols and Ermon "Butch" Tyler


John Ashurst

 


John Ashurst


Edwin Black


Boyd Hammond


Glenn Hoover, Richard Pickerel, Clark Stover


Richard Pickerel, Glenn Hoover,
Clark Stover


Billy Hazlett


Burton Fedde


Ted Markham

 


Nels "Chris"  Larson


Nels "Chris"  Larson

 


L_onie Buchner

 


Gary Dexter


Gary Dexter

1965_Jim Dillingham

WWII


Charles H. Breeden
1943


Letter to the Fowler Tribune from Cecil Bone
James Winfield Ewing, Clarence Dean McCuistion, Bob PerLee, Walter Thomas, Luther Kelley, George Gregg


WWII


WWII


From the Fowler Tribune 1944

 

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