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In spite of my Article 15 early in my time at Hanau for missing assembly after my all night Fire Watch I received this letter of commendation. No doubt a fairly standard letter given to all completing their time of duty in this unit. The spelling errors are in the original.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY COMPANY A 503D SUPPLY AND TRANSPORT BATTALION 3D ARMORED DIVISION (Spearhead) APO 09165 SUBJECT: Letter of Appreciation 9 April 74 TO: SCHNEIDER, John Joseph xxx-xx-xxxx 1. I wish to take this opportunity to commend you for the Superior Manner in which you have discharged your duties as Ration Issure Clerk for the 503D S&T Bn. 2. Your loyalty, your readiness to extend extra effort and hours, your adaptability to new and changing conditions, and the ability to follow through to completion of all assigned task, have been of immeasureable assistance during your tour as issure clerk, for ration break down. 3. Your energetic application, coupled with your knowledge of procedures, has permitted issues between Unit's of this Division and the 503D S&T Bn Ration Break Down to be consumated efficiently and with out losses of Supplies. 4. Again, I express my gratitude to you for your outstanding performance of assigned duties and your dedication to your work and the U.S. ARMY. (signed) CORBETT WAYNE BOTD 2LT QMC