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B Battery, 3rd Missile Battalion, 61st Artillery Regiment
Limestone, Maine

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The 1960 Annual Service Practice IFC crew from Battery B getting ready to board the bus for Loring. From left to right. Ragon Salter, platoon sergeant; Bahrke, Sbei, Peters, Pepper, Leslie, Jordan, ?, Melching. Missing from picture, Tustison. He was taking the picture.












In the mess hall with the trophy the battalion won at the service practice. Scroll down for photo w/names.
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I have numbered the individuals here for clarity.. If there is a question mark beside the number and you know who it is or if the identification is wrong, please contact me.
1. Dube
2. Fred Jauron, Launcher Platoon Sgt.
3. ?
4. Victor Hugo, Battery Commander
5. Ron Weidner, Battery clerk
6. Ragon Salter, IFC Platoon Sgt.
7. Desautels
8. ?
9. Anderson
10. Robarge, Generator operator
11. Charles Pepper, Computer operator
12. ?
13. ?
14. Small
15. Don Bahrke, Acq radar operator
16. Pete Tustison, MTR operator
17. ?



Battery officers with trophies won by the Battalion
The officers, L to R: 1st Lt Donald P. Moriarty, Exec. O; 1st Lt. Denis J. Ryan, IFC Plt. Ldr; CWO William D. Stephens, IFC Maint. WO; CWO Robert M. Lester, Sr., IFC Maint. WO; 2d Lt. Rocco P. Orlando, Lchr. Plt. Ldr; CWO Langston F. Chick, Lchr. Maint. WO; CWO Stephen Banderinko, Lchr. Maint. WO; Capt. Victor J. Hugo, Jr., Btry Comdr.

The trophies, L to R: 1st Rgn. ARADCOM 100% operational battery (1960);
USARADCOM Commander's Trophy for Best Operational Battalion in USARADCOM; (in rear) 1st Region Commander's Trophy for Best Operational Battalion; (in
front) Best Operational Battalion in 56th Bde.; 1st Region Best All-Around

Note: The photos on this and the following photo pages are in no particular chronological order at this time. Most of the photos are random snapshots taken of individuals from September 1958 to May 1961.

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