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Veterans Day: Two-War Vet An Early Member Of Ozark's Charlie Battery - Times Record

Editor’s Note: This report is part of a series profiling local war veterans and veteran events in honor of Veterans Day, which is Tuesday.

OZARK — Once “hunting for trouble” in World War II, Harold Pickartz of Ozark recently found himself surrounded by what he described as “a house full of veterans” at the local Charlie Battery unit’s first all-soldier reunion .

“I was the oldest one there,” the 93-year-old Army veteran of both WWII and the Korean War said. “I’m a charter member. I’m the only one living, I guess.”

Between the two wars and the many roles he played, Pickartz, along with a handful of other officers and enlisted men, helped establish in the Ozark community the Army National Guard ’s Charlie Battery, a unit of the 142nd Field Artillery regiment. Pickartz spoke at the late September reunion, which was attended by more than 200 unit members spanning generations.

“He could talk to you for weeks and you wouldn’t hear all the stories,” Sgt. 1st Class Richard Armstrong said.

Pickartz was born in rural Franklin County in a log cabin northeast of Ozark.

“We was poor, but everybody in the valley was poor,” he said. “But we didn’t go hungry.”

His father farmed and ran a coal mine.

“When I was 12 years old — that was during the Great Depression — I was loading coal for a dime a ton,” Pickartz said. “I was a rat, in and out of those coal mines. I had a lamp and a cap, a carbide light, but I never did use it. I could see where I was going even down in that darkness.”

Later, Pickartz rode with miners into Ozark to attend high school. A class president, he graduated in 1941, but he turned down athletic scholarships. Instead, he and a friend attended aircraft school, then went on to work for Consolidated Aircraft Corporation in San Diego building B-24 bombers.

After a return home at age 22, Pickartz volunteered for the draft, then was thrust into World War II, first on the hunt with an...

Source: swtimes.com


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    This book assesses the state of practice and use of ship-bridge simulators in the professional development and licensing of deck officers and marine pilots. It focuses on full-mission computer-based simulators and manned models. It analyzes their use in instruction, evaluation and licensing and gives information and practical guidance on the establishment of training and licensing program standards, and on simulator and simulation validation.

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