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European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Apr 29 1968, Page 11

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - April 29, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseAn armore division at on the Range troopers of 3rdarmd div move through ruins of German Village in phase dealing with effect of enemy artillery fire. Is photos by Wayne Dixon crucial to training of infantrymen is effective use of armoured personnel Carrier. Stories by John Krueger staff writer the shoulder Patch tells some of the at the training areas at Graf in Woehr and Hohenfels an armoured Divi Sion s varied makeup really comes alive. While the highly touted tankers Are roaring through their annual tank Crew qualification course As the Climax of their gunnery program the infantry and artillery Are also getting in whacks of their own in live fire tests. A clue to the Complex makeup of Ana Mored division can be gleaned from a glimpse at a shoulder colors sum it up Blue for infantry red for artillery and yellow for cavalry the three Basic components of a Mort. And while to Csc tests the proficiency of the tankers at Graf the mechanized infantry squad proficiency course at nearby Hohenfels ditties for the mechanized infantry squads in the application of tactics techniques and team stars and stripes team followed a 3rd army div squad from the 1st ,48th inf through the course. The mile4ong course encompasses troop leading procedures preparation for combat employment of the mu3armored personnel Carrier use of the line of departure and final coordination line use of squad combat formations use of cover and concealment fire discipline and distribution employment of fire and Man Euver conduct of the As monday april 29, 1968 Sault and reorganization consolidation of the objective and preparation to continue the tested squad is first brought into an Assembly area for briefing on safety control and Range procedures. The squad Leader is issued an operation or Der and umpires score the squad on Assembly area procedures. From the starting Point the mounted squad moves through a lightly wooded area where the squad Leader takes flee ing enemy under fire with the .50-Cal machine gun. _ he next situation requires the Squanto dismount upon entry to a wooded area. While Clearing the Woods the squad fires on enemy riflemen. Opposing forces and fire Are simulated by Remote controlled targets and weapons. The transmitter is a Back pack carried by an operator who gets his orders from the chief Umpire after Clearing the Woods the squad recounts and moves on before coming under fire by an anti tank gun supported by a machine gun. The squad employs fire a Man Euver to reduce the enemy resistance next test takes the form of enemy artillery fire As the squad moves in units objective the ruins of an old German Village. The squad dons Gas masks As it continued on Pago if the stars and stripes simulated Gas attack sends infantryman into action. Page 11

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