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Saturday, December 5, 1942
First of a Series
Tenth Battalion Leaders
(This is the first of a series of ar
tides which will appear in the Cloud-
BUSTER from time to time to acquaint
our readers with officer and cadet lead
ers of the various battalions of the
Pre-Flight School. Since part of the
9th Battalion has already been trans
ferred to Reserve Bases for primary
flight training, we are starting with
personnel of the 10th Battalion from
whose ranks the present cadet regi
mental staff has been chosen. Person
nel of the 11th Battalion will be fea
tured in the next article to appear
Directly responsible for the per
formance of the 10th Battalion’s mili
tary activities is Lt . (jg) M. R.
Brownlee, who, in the role of batta
lion officer, serves as liaison between
cadets and the military department.
For the past four years before en
tering the Navy last spring, Lt.
Brownlee, who is from Pueblo, Colo.,
served as director of athletics for the
Baltimore Friends School, Baltimore,
Md. In addition to his work at the
Friends School, he gained considerable
experience in handling youths while
freshman coach at the University of
Denver in 1932, as coach at La Junta
High School, La Junta, Colo., from
1932 to 1934, and as coach at Central
High School, Pueblo, Colo., from 1934
During his undergraduate days at
the University of Denver, Lt. Brown
lee earned three letters in football,
served as captain of the grid team in
1931, and won honors as All Rocky
Mountain Conference center during
1930 and 1931. He received an A.B.
degree from the University of Denver
in 1932 and his M.A. from Columbia
University in 1938.
Assistant battalion officer of the
10th Battalion is Lt. (jg) Joseph A.
Goeller, of Princeton, N. J., who has
had more than a decade of coaching ex
perience in civilian life.
After serving as assistant freshman
coach of football, basketball, and base
ball during his senior year at the Uni
versity of Illinois, Lt, Goeller joined
See BATTALION, j^ge 6
PRINCIPAL CADET LEADERS of the 10th Battalion are shown in the
above picture with the battalion staff in the front row, company officers
in the second row, and platoon leaders in the rear row. From left to
right in the front they are: Robert L. Smith, Jr., battalion commander,
from Asheville, N. C.; Samuel J. Mantel, Jr., battalion sub-commander,
Indianapolis, Ind.; Samuel J. Rankin, battalion adjutant, Rochester, N. Y.;
and Arthur D. Abels, battalion petty officer. New York, N. Y.
in the second row (1. to r.) are Benjamin D. Heath, III, commander
of Company G, from Charlotte, N. C.; Harris L. Whynaught, sub
commander of Company G, Rumford, Me.; H,arry P. Boyden, petty officer
of Company G, Milton, Mass.; Julio A. Paletta, commander of Company H,
Millbury, Mass.; George Washington Mahieu, sub-commander of Com
pany H, St, Albans, N. Y.; and Fenwick E. Lind, petty officer of Company
H, Pontiac, R. I.
Cadet platoon leaders in the third row (1, to r,) are: James E, Nelson
(Platoon 1, Company G), Flushing, L, I,, N, Y,; Paul A. Bennett (Platoon
2, Company G), Holden, Mass,; Harald Schraer (Platoon 3, Company G),
Brooklyn, N, Y.; Paul M, Mason (Platoon 2, Company H), Elizabeth, N, J.;
and Edwin W. Zolnier (Platoon 3, Company H), Brooklyn, N. Y.
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Lieut. Lloyd Sauer Takes Over
As New Regimental Commander
By David Y. Coverston, Y2c
Introducing a man who is already
known by all hands would ordinarily
prove to be .a tough task, but in all
probability, no one on the station
knows the versatility of our new Regi
mental Commander, Lieut. Lloyd R.
With the departure of our first Skip
per, Comdr. 0, O. Kessing, Comdr.
John P. Graff, one of the pioneers on
the base, moved across the main deck
in Alexander to become Captain, and
Lieut. James P. Raugh, long associated
with the military department took over
the duties of Executive Officer. Leaving
a vacancy in the most basic part of
such an organization as this would
have proved disruption on many sta
tions, but fortunately we had a man
who could fill the bill, and fill it well.
Lieut. Sauer, who is nothing similar
to the pronunciation of his name, was
born in Illinois in 1^1^ 5, and remained
there until he had finished elementary
schooling and prepping for the Naval
At Todd School, also the alma mater
of Orson Welles, filmdom’s wonder boy,
and St. Johns Military Academy, Mr.
Sauer found that his first love was
military, and although he stroked the
crew during these years, took part in
tumbling exhibitions, and played on
the football team, he looked for the day
he would become a member of the pro
fession of arms.
In 1923 his dreams became reality
with an appointment to the Naval
Academy, going from Chicago to An
napolis at the age of 18,
Then, in 1926, just before the end
of his third year, Dan Cupid found his
range, scored a direct hit, and Mid
shipman Sauer resigned from the Aca
demy, and was married in the Chapel
The Dennison Manufacturing Com
pany’s Washington, D. C, office took
advantage of this loss of the Academy,
and put the young groom to work in
their sales department, devising and
selling new types of advertising and
business control systems. It must have
been here that he learned to make up
the watch lists so familiar to officers.
Ship’s Company and cadets.
After seven years in this capacity,
Mr. Sauer decided to try engineering,
and plied this trade on the new De
partment of Justice building which
was under construction at that time.
Upon completion of this building, he
worked on a topographical survey of
Arlington County, Virginia until 1934
when he became associated with the
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On the 10th of March this year, Mr.
Sauer offered his services to the Navy
Department, and on the 16th of March
he was tendered a commission in the
Naval Reserve as full lieutenant. He
promptly accepted, and reported to the
Naval Academy with the first class of
V-5 instructors where he served as Jim
Assignment to the Bureau of Aero
nautics followed with the job of get
ting ex-Academy men back in the ser
vice for the big task of winning the
war. This proved not too difficult for
Mr. Sauer and in 2% months he had
persuaded approximately 75 of his for
mer class mates and others to get into
In July, Lieut. Sauer came to Chapel
Hill, and immediately became officially
known as the “Senior Watch Officer.”
Lieut. Sauer has a daughter in high
school, a baby boy of 16 months, and a
lovely wife, all of whom have recently
taken up> residence in Chapel Hill.
When asked what he’d like to do
after victory is finally ours, Mr. Sauer
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