The Psyn-Post

Reconstruction of Newsletter of the PsyWar Detachment at Fort Riley, KS


PAGE 1            SPECIAL SEND HOME COPY, THE PSYN-POST             VOLUME 1 # 20

Hail and Farewell

   Our Commanding Officer, who has been with this Detachment practically since its birth, has departed this station and unit on a new assignment. Lt. Co. F. A. McCulloch, a man with whom it has been an honor and pleasure to serve, and a man whom I count as a great personal friend, has left this unit, and I have assumed command.

   In this, my final column for The Psyn-Post at Fort Riley, I address each of you for the very last time in the capacity of CO of the PsyWar Detachment. Within a natter of a very short time, the Detachment shall be only a memory---a memory minus the morning report. It will be disbanned; and it shall have given birth to new units.


Lt. Col. Holmes

   I shall try to maintain the same code of ethics and fair play displayed by Colonel McCullock; and I wish to state at the inception that there will be no major changes made in the policies he set down. It is my desire that we, as a group of officers and EM, continue to strive to the utmost to accomplish all tasks and assignments set before us.

   A sense of regret and satisfaction comes to me now. It is with regret and a feeling of deep and sincere loss that I must take leave of officers and EM I have learned to respect and admire since I first reported here to assume command. Yet, there is satisfaction in the knowledge that we have progressed considerably from those first days.


Lt. Col. McCulloch

   I have great faith in the ability of all personnel assigned to our unit; I have seen them in action and have observed their potential abilities. I know that you will do everything in your power to continue the fine record you have already written. And I, as your CO--or, "Old Man", if you prefer---intend to do everything in my power to aid each of you in all matters pertinent to the welfare of this command.
   Out of our forthcoming activation, I envision an indestructible combination----a combination of officers and EM from this unit forming into a new outfit, dedicated to the ideals and principles of freedom and democracy.
   A combination such as this can never lose.

   There is a place for sentiment, even in the memories of a CO. In days to come, I will recall many moments here. I will remember one of the finest groups it has ever been my pleasure to command; I will remember basketball games when I got up and cheered with the rest of you. I will remember how, without equipment, we built a training program that could match any unit's. These, and other things, will come to me whenever I recollect my Detachment days.
   To each of you, my heartfelt thanks for making my stay as CO an inspiration, and the very best of luck in all your future endeavors.


This is not a copy of the original.  However the text is as it was originally and the photographs are inserted in the same general location as in the original.  Many thanks to Elmer Horne, former 2nd Lt in the 2nd L & L and PsyWar Detachment (see S 2 Section on Page 9), who supplied a copy of "The Psyn-Post" and without whose help this page would not be possible.

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