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Armoured Car Assists "D" Men in Drilling
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Mar 1918, p. 1
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Saturday afternoon last, found the entire Company "D" lined up along Sheridan road, prepared to demonstrate their potential value in supressing riots. They had the advantage of expert instruction, and assistance of a squad of United States Marines, under command of Lieutenant Frederic R. Kensell, who was a comrad of Captain Howard, in a Boston battery during the Spanish American War. Lieutenant Kensell has been in the United Staes Marine service for the past 20 years, and his services were much appreciated by the men of Company "D."

The United States Marines are specialists in riot service. They are the forces which are placed upon land first in the event of hostilities, and when they ladn their business is to supress riots in the streets. They are therefore credited with being the originators and the developers of riot drill. The squad brought with them, a United States armored automobile, which was inspected by Company "D" with a great deal of interest. The entire Company was greatly benefited by the drill, and while it is to be hoped that there may never be an occasion to "line up" against a riot, the company will give a good account of itself, should it be called into action.

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Photograph W. C. Reinhold
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14 Mar 1918
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Reinhold, W. C. ; Kensell, Frederic
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Armoured Car Assists "D" Men in Drilling