European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 11 1968, Page 8

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - May 11, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 8 the stars and stripes Ergeant record by John Krueger staff writer Kirch Goens Germany is a Johnny gum lately has chomped his Way to a rec Ord in a Masticatory Marathon during which he heroically Man aged 120 Sticks of gum in one new Champion is sgt. Mel Ferdinande of the 3rd Arm div s 2nd in 3rd arty. The spearheaded turned spearmint took up the Challenge of spec. 4 Martin Miller of he co 1st sup port brigade in Mannheim. Miller s Mark of 106 Sticks was hard hike paying off in soft life Kirch Goens Ger Many is three Days of soft living and a feathering the Field Cap will go to seven 3rd army div infantrymen who touched out 200 Miles of pavement pounding from the Hohen Fels training area to Home base Here. A three Day pass offers each Man a Little a and a following the week Lon forced March which ended hikers from the 3rd in 36th inf will be presented orders of the Bayo net and battalion certificates of achievement signed by it. Col. Richards. Krafski commanding fast stepping soldiers Are 1st it. Robert l. To Ley spec. 4s Armando Saenz Ronnie Gray Phelipe Presas Richard Quider and Milt Purcell and pvt. Paul Burke. It earlier this month and beat y four the total toothed by sea Man Philip Beckman in Edzell Scotland. It took Ferdinande 70 minutes reach his Sticky Summit com pared to Miller s 75. I had to try this out for my self explained the no. He said he was inspired by the stars and stripes article about Miller s feat. The Champ invited anyone to try to beat him. Ill do it again and try Lochew 130 Sticks if no one accepts my claim he added. Ferdinande s official g u in handier was staff sgt. Virgil Cannon and his counter was. 2ndlt. William c. Scott. Staff sgt. Harry b. Arnett witnessed the epic in Mannheim Mil Ler declared that he is ready Togo for broke and try 200 pieces if it kills 7"it s a matter of Honor. I be just got to regain the saturday May a 196j Royal flush to match recon units Brun sum the special nato s ing on May 14, will hand a stiffest to Jet photo Reco Naiss 9hfacilities of 2nd and 4th Buck sergeant five suggestions in the past six month shave won 1475 for t. Sgt. Lewis m. Wake of l�89th comm squad. Ron Torrejon air base Spain. Of photo 2000 in four nation marches feet to get a four Day workout a Ait g foam arb 4\w nil by Bill Neal staff writer even Germany is Al most 2,000 civilian and military hikers from four countries have registered for the four Days marches Here from May 27 to 30. J the hike is co sponsored by Brig. Gen. J. D. Berghuis co of dutch forces in the nearby town of Seedorf and col. Charles an Derson co . Army terminal command Europe in Bremerhaven Germany. The Zeven marches Are patterned after the internationally famous four Days marches held annually in Nijm Egen hoi land. The latter Are directed by the Netherlands league for physical culture which encourages exercise through from Britain the Netherlands Germany and . Will begin their daily marches at 6 . From the Vieh will have 3v6 hours to walk a different 15-Kilometer route each has been named to head All american military participants in the marches. The Bremerhaven port facilities have registered 65 . Sol Diers sailors and marines Totake part in the Zeven marches. Civilians from 8 years old a Dup May participate but written chit books permission from parents of Chil Dren under 13 is needed officials said. These youngsters will Walka 10-Kilometer route while older children will make the 15-kilo-meter route. Every person who finishes Al four of the evening marches will receive a Bronze medal bearing the Zeven town Crest and the inscription in English and Ger Man four evening the medal will be Strung on ared White and Blue ribbon resembling the dutch Zeven evening marches committee has organized an International open air band concert to officially close the marches on May 30. Tactical air forces Nataf aircraft and Crews from h squadrons representing the Twa Tafs will compete from their Home bases. Flying for 2ndataf will be Belgium Britain and the Netherlands. Fourtha Taf includes Canadian Ger Man and . Air French air Force will participate on a guest basis. Royal flush is a yardstick teach Nataf s ability to cover and provide rapid and accurate intelligence on a Large number of reconnaissance aircrew participating in daytime Competition will Fly three sorties. Night Crews Are scheduled for four sorties. include three targets in both Day and night flying pilots Are allowed Only one photographic flight Over a target. Team of flying umpires and tar get observers will Monitor to in sure Only one photo pass is Are judged this Way base umpires attend pre flight briefings to determine if flight plans Are filed within a pre scribed time and to note the Pilot s exact Takeoff time. Next they time delivery of the in flight report radioed to base during the Pilot s return after completing the sorties. The winning Nataf get the Gruenther trophy named after . Army Gen. Alfred a Gruenther reformer supreme Allied commander Europe. Fourth Nataf took top Hon ors last year s final ceremony will be june 24 at the Canad Anair base in Lahr Germany. Smart clubs get them printed at stripes for further details visit write Call Stan it stripes Apo 09175 i Tel Griesheim Civ. 06155 2071 Darmstadt air strip 2376 741 a nato sharpshooters Eye prix Leclerc meet Paderborn Germany is crack shots from seven nations Are keeping their powder dry for the streamlined 18th an Nual International prix Lecler Competition Here. France will be defending a two year winning Streak when Small arms firing begins on july 12. Prix Leclerc instituted the Standard of Marks Manship throughout nato s Al lied forces Central Europe takes on new scope this year according to project planners Competition has been modernized to exploit the advanced techniques of weapons handling explained maj. P. A. E. Harrison of the 2nd in Roya Canadian regt in Werl Ger said the matches will emphasize the increased responsibilities of the Junior Leader in the armies of the 1970s."firing will be at the sen Elager training Centre in this North Central Germany town. Countries challenging the French Rifle pistol and machine gun experts Are Canada Germany the Netherlands United kingdom and United the 17 years of Competition the United states has won seven championships France and the Netherlands four and England and Canada one. The prix Leclerc honors mar Shal Phillipe Leclerc. Who led he French 2nd army div in the liberation of pans during world War ii. Leclerc died in 1947 in plane crash at the age of 45. The first matches were stage in 1950. Last year s event a held at Harskamp the nether lands. The . Team Fin third behind France and me Netherlands. 237th training at Beeheim Germany is troops of Vii corps 2j7th Bjon Are at the Rhine River be Here this week assembling re and Bridge sections of a class float Bridge. It. Col. Charles r. Tea a commanding officer said i soldiers Are receiving of raft sections Ana this year wide a Phaize Speed Thoro bling a safety Teagle sat 1, or tic petition among the Tomp for the Best Job done Tho St supported by 93rd engr co capt. Stephen p. Me

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