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Now that the month of August 1924 is drawing to a close, we stop for a moment to summarize our accomplishments for the period spent here in Camp Custer. The first third of our Company arrived at 3 p. m., July 31, from Saginaw. By the time we received our uniforms and equipment it was time to have our first army mess.

After an uneventful night we were up at Reveille. By sunset practically all of the other two-thirds of our Company had arrived. All the boys were from various parts of upper and lower Michigan, except one from Illinois.

We had a few days to adjust ourselves to the new life and by the fourth of August, we, Company “S” of the 2nd Regiment, started our month of training in full swing.

There are many companies in the CMTC but Company “S” was always in the front. It was divided into platoons for drilling. The corporals of the squads that were chosen from an elimination contest were Hughes, Theil, Jocken, Eshenbaugh, Jackson, Lee, O'Toole, Sharp, Krull, McDonald, Westin, Hoeft, McDowell, Topping, Arnold, Barnett and Hays were the guides for the company. Russell H. Moore was appointed First Sergeant and Charles B. Schofield, Harland Newton Williams and John C. Sommer were appointed platoon sergeants.

The majority of our success was due to our efficient commissioned officers, Captain Fred G. Borden, Second Lieutenant G. L. Boyle and Second Lieutenant D. R. Smith who held our highest respect at all times. While on duty they kept our spirits high and were regarded as our superiors but off duty they were as friendly as brothers. It does not seem as though any company could have had any better officers than ours.

At this time we must mention the cooks. They stood by us night and day, doing their duty in the best manner possible. Our mess could not be improved and it was noticed that other officers ate at our mess hall.

Our range work was very successful. Harland Newton Williams made 181 out of a possible 200, thus qualifying to try out for Camp Perry. The rest of those who qualified for marksmen are: Russell H. Moore, 170; Russell Thomas, 165; Francis Theil, 163; J. B. Sieland, 162; Neil McDonald, 162; Harry J. Richter, 160; Hilmer J. Hall, 160. The work was very interesting and extremely educational.

The extended order drill that we learned was entirely new to us and proved to give us the thrill of real army maneuvers. In addition to our Commissioned Officers, acting First Sergeant Dewey L. Johnson and our Supply Sergeant Carl H. De Numbrum assisted in this work. We must mention our pal, first class private Jimmie Lynch who called us to our mail, posted the daily K. P. list and did all other friendly acts.

Last, but not least, our athletics took a prominent part in our activities and we were at the top of all companies in all our games.

This is the history of Company “S ". The men came here to learn the good habits and form of a military life. We all learned them and how to live better lives as American citizens. Let us keep them with us and carry these high ideals to our respective homes with the spirit of Company “S” and the entire CMTC ringing through our minds forever.

Second Battalion 2nd Regiment Company S

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