European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Mar 3 1968, Page 8

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - March 3, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 8 the stars and stripes sur toy March 3, 19j Gen. Mabry says today s soldiers a tougher brighter Breed by Amis Nixon staff writer bad Kreuz Nach Germany is today s soldiers says a Man who should know medal of Honor Winner maj. Gen. George Lafayette Mabry jr.,"Are More intelligent better educated physically larger just As to Fuard certain trails Day and Light for seven clays without an additional information As to the reason or schedule of what will occur. At an unknown time ins Faras the guerrillas Are concerned nit usually two Days after the Start guarding or two Days be fore the end of the designate period an entire battalion of Viet Ong Are moved out without weapons equipment or supplies to jog 30 Miles overnight tothe newly prepared position. Their weapons ammunition food water and other supplies Are already there ready for immediate Many times i have been asked Why Don t the South Viet namese resist " pointed out Mabry. Farmers in Vietnam Are isolated so much that they cannot ask for and get Quick action by police authorities. We cannot fit . Standards to situations in underdeveloped coun the general spoke of . Having an advantage unknown to previous fighters i Vietnam air mobility has Given us a great advantage. Pecan move quickly to a troubled area As a both Mabry and his wife Are from South Carolina and then two oldest children a daughter,22, and a son 18, Are attending school there. Another son is with them Here. A graduate of presbyterian col lege at Clinton s.c., the Gen eral said he resolved Many year Sago that some objectives Are More important than life there Are two questions a Man should ask himself whats More important than life it self and what is worse than death Freedom Freedom must replaced above life itself and the answer to the second question is living death this is the Only Way of life which i can conceive without Freedom or having failed to do everything possible to re Tain that citation accompanying his world War ii medal of Honor earned in european action re Veals More of the Man s Dedica alone into a mined area Mabry established a Safe route of passage. By moving ahead of the Foremost scouts disconnecting explosives and Cut Ting a path through the moving through the opening he captured three enemy at Bayonet Point. Driving Stead ily Forward he paced the assault against three bunkers. Racing up a slope ahead of his men he was confronted by nine onrushing enemy. Using the Buttof his Rifle he felled one and Bayon eted a second before his scouts came to his Aid and assisted him in overcoming the others in hand to hand combat. Accompanied by his riflemen he charged the third Bunker under Point Blank Small Arras fire and captured six enemy at Ravonet Point. J l i making of a Soldier starts during Early childhood he observed. For instance a boy of 8runs to his father who is read ing the evening paper and shouts there s a ghost out there i father growls at him yes and if you Don t stay away hell grab you and eat you up this Boyhas been denied the Opportunity to grow out of his fears unlike another this second boy runs to his father in a like situation and shouts there s a ghost out there his father lays aside his paper and tells his son com with me. Let s see this ghost the boy is afraid but goes with his father. They find a White Sheet flapping on the clothesline. This boy was Given a Chance to grow out of his fears and usually Africa s Only wheelus riders to stage Rodeo maj. Gen. George l. Mabry or Tough As we were at their age and i hate to admit it probably an admission for a mat who holds every decoration the army can award for courage under , who took Over in Jan uary As 8th inf div cd Decla Recin an interview at his head quarters Here there Are four things a sol Dier must do in War find fix fight and finish the enemy. In world War ii and Korea we could find and fix the enemy easily but the last two Fig hand finish were More difficult in Vietnam the problems just reversed. It s difficult to perform the first two an easier to fight and finish the enemy once you be found him and tied him two years ago Mabry headed team of 75 officers evaluating . Army combat operations i Vietnam. The results Are contained in a nine volume reason we have difficulty finding and pinning the enemy i Vietnam he said is the Lack of intelligence which is most difficult to come by. For instance the Viet Cong will go to an isolated Village and Tell the inhabitants that every one men women and children will be at a designated Road Junction monday morning with picks and shovels to dig Tunnel Sand holes. Another group of trusted Viet Cong will assemble Ami shuttle food water arms am munition and other supplies to the tunnels and holes. Guerrillas Are then told to stay Loose this Rodeo scene taken years ago at wheelus Alt will be reenact no in Tripoli Libya special wheelus air base will be the scene of wild hair raising action when the Only authentic wild West Rodeo in Africa will beheld Here april 27 and 28. General admission tickets willbe sold beginning april 15. Cost is $1 for each person of school age and older and free for pre school Rodeo is sponsored by the wheelus Riding club and is held under Rodeo cowboys association rules. T. Sgt. K. K. Baker Isth Rodeo chairman. The main adult events will in clude bareback Hahn a Bull rid ing Bronco Riding and Goat Rop ing. Junior members of the club will participate in barrel racing and pole bending events. A horse j u m p i n g exhibition will be Given by a team of Junior and adult club members and country and Western band is tentatively scheduled to play during both Days of the fees will be $15 for each event and will be accepted be ginning april 1 and must be paid no later than i . On april 24.cash will be awarded. Personnel eligible to enter the events Are club members individuals thy from Continental flu rope and base military persons should con tact Baker at Extension 44u,or write to him at . Fox 16u Apo new York 1equipment is furnished a int Riding club and Quai tors Are normally available for try and leave personnel.,this semiannual rent is sex Pec Tecl to draw Over .1000 tutors from Topol. And the sur rounding area As Well As vis to Sand contestants from Continental Europe. Of Tow for a Mur of work ramste1n, Germany Spe Cial the air Force outstand ing unit award highest peace time and second highest air Force unit award was presented to the 2 eth tactical reconnaissance Wing by Jen. Maurice. A. Preston Safe commander in chief during ceremonies held William t. Douthwaite or. 2 Ith try commander accepted the award on behalf of the Wing the award in the form of Streamer was attached by pres ton to the 2lith try Banner. Preston also presented two other awards. The win receive the Safe commander Iii Chie award of outstanding out accomplishment in i Jii Ami t h outstanding out achievement award to so sol. Kuy e. Try out super Weaver 26th visor. Winning the award for Wim was standing mauls Between june 23, l j i7.during this period the Wing won a Safe awards for excellence while maintaining a High degree of combat readiness outstanding uni the second time the selected for its out Mission accomplish oct. 5, i Tifi and and supporting 50 on base and 150 off base units. These awards include Lerman sports Confer ence swimming and diving National safety Council award of Honor Safe religious Educa Tion incentive award Safe Bent Waters. Invitational Basket Ball tourney Safe Cost reduction Ion. Curtis e. Lemay personnel services award her conference Basket Man sports Ball. I lie also tin Wini v Continental Boxum Safe basketball o _ Tifental sports Conle Ivov. O bail Safe newspaper air Force newspaper a. Of safety Law air Force s and Safe chop of nomination. A u �

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