US Army Training Center - Yearbook (Fort Polk, LA)

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- A A we , g,,-" , s 'F' """V,"fQ.,, m bf'-F! " f ' V, iw, . vu 1 u if U is K fini Aman -wf v ' was in-H is ,. 4 4 -i Lug. , sill N Ji , Mfg 1 A ,. . 1 ' Q' ' f -.M ' .,.Q"F'7 N ' x D- Q V W ' Xi - ' T Sri 1 Q ' Y ' -. , My 1 , - .- A ,, ,. 4' .Q Y 1 ,gas . .n 'fr ' rw 1 4 ' ' , 'A 'M U 9' A JW X 15+ -is av W f A 3 ' Miki. 4 1 an 'S as W 3 U H48-Mx gs. :EQ WWE X? 4 it sr, +0 'Y Q 445 9 U. i In wk. 'f 4: W ,.. gif if 5? ri.. W2 J ' gj A -. x X K 1 ,-,9 . w 'V o Th, Qs 23 ,.4 -QE -Mc 1. 4 -Sa ' :E 3 Q- 99 1' 5 ,gi ' ' iw! 4 Q QE " me 1 .As .-ii 's 1 I- ,,. ,gif 331 ws ' 'rg 15" s Wa PV" f J . 5 , .. I 'st-an ww DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY HEADQUARTERS US ARMY TRAINING CENTER, INFANTRY AND FORT POLK Fort Polk, Louisiana The weeks leading up to your graduation from Basic Combat Training have probably been the most hectic, bewildering and hopefully beneficial weeks of your life to date. They have changed you in many ways as you made your transition from civilian to military life. This book attempts to document that change and points the way to your future in the United States Army. lVly sincere wishes go with you for a professionally rewarding and personally satisfying career. ' 1 404 CHARLES E. SPRAGINS Major General, USA Commanding CHARLES E. SPRAGINS Major General, US Army Commanding General Charles E. Spragins was born 11 April 1923 in Colon, Panama. He attended Tome School, Port Deposit, Maryland, and received his com- mission from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, in 1945. His initial assignment was with the 19th Infantry Regi- ment, 24th Infantry Division, first as platoon leader, then as company executive officer. and later commanded several companies during the Army of Occupation in Beppu, Japan. He also served as regimental adiutant for a year before transferring to the 101st Airborne Division CTrainingJatCamp Breckenridge, Kentucky, in 1948. A year later, he was assigned to Birmingham, Alabama, as Assistant Professor of Military Science and Training at Woodlawn and Ramsey l-ligh Schools. I-le took command of the 10th Ranger Company at Fort Benning, Georgia. in November 1950, and moved the unit to Camp Carson, Colorado, before the unit finally joined the 45th Infantry Division in Hokkaido, Japan. Upon the deactivation of all Ranger com- panies in September 1951, he became a company commander in the 23d Infantry, 2d Infantry Division, Republic of Korea, and later served as the Regimental S-3 until July 1952. Upon completion of the Infantry Officers Advanced Course in May 1953, he was assigned as a personnel staff officer of the Infantry Branch, Career Management Division in the Pentagon. After serving three years in this assignment, he attended the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth. Kansas, graduating in June 1957, Moving to Headquarters, US Army Europe, he served as personnel staff officer and in August 1958 was reassigned as a battalion Execu- tive officer of an Armored Rifle Battalion in the 3d Armored Division. From May to December 1959 he served as Assistant G-3 of that division in Frankfurt, Germany. Upon graduation from the Armed Forces Staff College in 1960, he reported to the United States Military Academy as Senior Infantry Instructor. ln June 1963, General Spragins reported to the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, and upon graduation was assigned to the Republic of Vietnam where he served as Deputy Commander of the 5th Special Forces Group for a year. After serving as an action officer for a year in International Plans and Policy Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations, Department of the Army, he was reassigned to the Office of the Chief of Staff as Deputy Secretary of the General Staff where he served for two years more in the Pentagon. In August 1968 he assumed command of the 2d Brigade, 82d Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He left his command on 16 October 1969 to become the Assistant Division Commander for Support, 82d Airborne Division. In December 1969, he assumed command of the newly activated 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. A year later, the unit was redesignated the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division when the colors of that brigade were returned to Hawaii from Vietnam. In July 1971, he was assigned to Headquarters, US Army, Pacific at Fort Shafter to become Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. General Spragins departed Hawaii in February 1973 and assumed com- mand of the US Army Training Center, Infantry and Fort Polk, Louisiana, 1 March 1973. Major General Spragins has been awarded the Legion of Merit with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic- Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupa- tion Medal, National Defense Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars. United Nations Service Medal, Armed Forces Honor Medal lst Class Cvietnaml Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon and five Overseas Bars. He has also earned the Combat Infantryman's BadgeC2nd Awardj, Senior Parachutist Badge, Glider Badge, Vietnam Parachutist Badge as well as the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm. Major General Spragins is married to the former Joyce Dingley and they have five children, Mrs. Elizabeth S. Russell, Cwife of CPT. J. J. Russell, lnf.l, Ellen E. Spragins, Charles E. Spragins, Jr., Joyce D. Spragins ll, Catherine L. Spragins. FORT POLK, the largest military installation in Louisiana, is located in the western part of the state, near the bur- geoning communities of DeRidder and Leesville. The training center covers more than 199,000 acres 4311 square milesj in picturesque Kisatchie National Forest. The Arrny post, originally called Camp Polk, was establish- ed in 1941 and named in honor of the Right Reverend Leonidas Polk, the first Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana, known as the "Fighting Bishop." He was killed while serving as a Confederate lieutenant general in 1864 in Marietta, Georgia. During World War ll, former President Dwight D. Eisen- hower, Generals Mark Clark, Omar Bradley, Alfred Gruen- ther, George S. Patton, Jr., and Walter Krueger were among the famous leaders who directed the training of soldiers at Fort Polk. The units receiving training included the 3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 11th Armored Divisions, the 95th Infantry Division and the 11th Airborne Division, After the war, Camp Polk was deactivated and put on a stand-by basis, but the summers National Guardsmen and Reservists kept it partially open for two-week training periods. The Korean War brought Camp Polk back to life in Sep- tember 1950 when the 45th Infantry Division, Oklahoma National Guard, was activated and trained for duty, leaving for Japan in 1951. The camp has also served as headquarters for the XV Corps and later the 37th Infantry Division from Ohio and the 1st Armored Division. The post closed in 1954 and was reopened and designated a Fort in 1955 with headquarters for Operation Sage Brush in which over 85,000 troops took part. Exercise King Cole was subsequently held at Polk before the post was deacti- vated in June 1959. Summer encampments were the only military activity until September 1961, when Polk facilities were again required to support another national emergency -the Berlin Crisis, POST HEADQUARTERS .mqM!??!1nqq1?, EWLING an '-I PBNIC AREA iris W i E- -. 5 as A P' Q x xy ,. 4' 'if""'ft3'.1,--1, ..f, K. ' nf vii- 'f 9 ., 4. g1':'-- 'diff A ' ' Lgkfffmz . 6 Lg N, - mb 1 f .1124 m f 1' , nucnon was ALucATon LAKE ..,- ALLIGATOR LAKE - Y .1n,W, 1 I , 1' .W - -. CALLING HOME BUS STATION ,gg Q' an ulibimm INFORMATION CENTER I I ' ,V IL aim During 1961-62, the 49th Armored Division served a year of active duty at Fort Polk along with other tactical and support units. On 1 June 1962 the post was designated an Infantry Training Center. A planning group of Regular Army personnel was assigned to establish a training pro- gram. The first trainees arrived in July, and by early fall units providing basic combat, advanced individual an com- bat support training were fully operational. Rehabilitation of post facilities was a gigantic task. Train- ing and recreational resources had to be developed to accomodate the Fort's new mission as a training center. An intensive beautification program was begun in 1962 and is still continuing. A new Honor Gate, magnolia and cypress trees, verdant lawns, lakes, and widened post roads provide scenic welcome to visitors. Forty-seven picnic sites have been developed for use by military personnel, their families and friends. Alligator Lake and Toledo Bend are other recreational sites undergoing constant improvement. These projects are transforming Fort Polk into a garden spot of Louisiana. In December 1965 Polk was selected to conduct jungle oriented advanced training and was named a permanent installation 23 October 1968. By 21 April 1972, the post had graduated more than 1-million trainees in basic combat, advanced Infantry and combat support like cooks, clerks, wiremen and mechanics. Construction of new building began in 19673 among those completed are six brigade classrooms, cold storage plant, gas station, bowling alley, 100-man theater, 60-man batche- lor quarters, Main Post Chapel, with a religious educational facility, 28 chair dental clinic, an Information Center, and one of the largest post exchange complexes west of the Mississippi. Since the declaration of permanency, a total of 260 sets of on-post housing is under construction. Other projects nearly completed include batchelor enlisted quarters, a family area with a new commissary, theater, NCO Club, and 18-hole golf course. Northwestern State University has extended its courses on-post so that military and Civilian Students may now attend college year-round and receive degrees without leav- ing the post's campus. The ranges and training areas, which include modern electrically controlled target systems, all-weather access roads, and many varieties of ideal terrain, make available to Fort Polk trainees the finest area and facilities in the Army for Infantry training. A closed-circuit educational tele- vision system is included among the newest training meth- ods and used in the six modern 1,000-man brigade class- rooms. ln addition to material facilities, a dynamic training phi- losophy has been developed. It is best expressed by General Creighton Abrams' comment made during his visit to the command in 1965. "At Polk they don't recognize that there is anything they can't do." Its worth has been proved. Trainees have matched and topped qualification scores ln physical training, combat proficiency tests, and marksman- ship. 5 fI'!' ALLIGATOR LAKE aowunc. ALLEY 'Q' 1 ' ' N. Xfl IK ' 'K N it 'A ,al- vo cr 'US ill! 9 6 9' i A l , ' g Fa' ' our -Q 51- -A 533553-111 ' i- ima? P es5.f?'1 i A. I 'li 1 ,I . I 51' cl-tANGi .4 gif. J if W' ' ,ii ti .Iii:'iil'.lf-W' ,z ' ,. if 1,23lff" ' J -'ZPL fi' - I, ,ff 4 G., 1- 5 xv -W POST EXCHANGE BOQ GOLF COURSE 55? I L 1 L V9 DENTAL CLINIC EM CLUB ,. ,fwffs N- .,, ' ' EM CLUB W, C '4 .i...... 5 Q ' if 48' POST Posr ExcHANGE CHAPEL L 1 RECEPTION STATlON This is the gateway to the Army, How do they get everything accomplished here? This may be one of the thoughts that occurs to a trainee as he processes through the Fort Polk reception station. lt becomes quite clear to him that they do get a great deal accomplished during his brief few days stay. Aptitude tests, physical examination, a classification interview, orientation meet- ings, a clothing issue and the creation ot a permanent file-all are completed within the few days of processing at the Recep- tion Station. The change from civilian to trainee has to be a swift one. for in the next eight weeks he will receive intensive training in the tun- damentals of combat soldiering that he may have to apply in the defense of his country and his own life. Even as the trainees move to their train- ing companies, they have begun to under- stand a little of the routine that will be- come such an important part of their eight weeks in Basic Combat Training. Y' .n1"""" rf 'A ,,,,.......-,,..vv 'Yi N 'L E , Y Lx 11.5 3 WK DRILL 81 CEREMONIES Sharp commands echo across the drill field and marching feet beat a tatoo across the ground: another order sounds, and doz- ens of rifles snap in unison. These are the sounds of an institution as old as organized armies: dismounted drill. The hours spent on the drill field have one aim: to develop in the trainee an in- stinct for precision, an ingrained habit of obedience to command, a sense of team- work. He learns squad. platoon, and com- pany drill: the manual of arms, the school of the Soldier withoutarms. And in the training, he acquires habits which are the foundation of all else he will learn in the Army: discipline, alertness, and trigger-quick response. Q32 I-ll I-IG DS QE i .- ,fx ' at Q' Y: ii 115' 9 AK.. ,N Q ' f f N , ,1'.w'mj' 1 ,fiT,'w,. pin' . . V , 9 Q. 5.2 15 iff. v. , - , ' .,,fy:gf:sggUW.':'m t ,. 1- .,5.,,.,,:,,,-gx-.P 1 ' .nu 1 Y uf, Wal' - X ws' ,Ir 4 av s GX n , ,Q , 2-A P E 2 LM Q - W M K xv ,L X . 5 3 of '--'f' ,M 5, ly.: 'vid' PHYSICAL READINESS TRAINING A soldier must be tough-tough enough to stand a demanding daily routine: tough enough to enter combat with a full mea- sure of Strength. Physical fitness, there- fore, is an essential part of a Soldier's training. The physical training program of the U.S. Army is designed to develop strength, endurance, agility, and coordination-and to promote confidence, aggressiveness and team spirit. What does it take? Miles of running, hundreds of push-ups, dozens of repetitions of the "daily dozen" exercises. The result: strong men for a time which demands strong men. l-A25 7-'fl-ll 72'-Ss' Aw fini ' X' Nix, .'s -QL 3 ISL... -35-1 S -af E! Any Ex lei, Q A "lvl pm-fwmww A Y! P r ' an 1 1 ,. AMN' 1 QU. ""k ,, A 5 -t H qu gf' ff' z 4 If -. V W Wliwf, if - k ' A 4 .ww M f Q f, , .Qu 'H V uf 5 ., -4. , .Jw Q, Q . Q 0 D' R55 5, -v- vs Q pf" W' Z Qui' D 'H ' sv' A fW..f.,,, ,v ff E80 . f ,Z 1 4 my ,WV 'ww 'mn ,a - N.. 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Practical training in the use of the M17 Protective Mask is an essential phase of CBR training-one of the many drills nec- essary in training Soldiers to deal with the unknown weapons of the future. a 59 A' 5 'hw gl :gi FIRST AID A Soldier must be versatile and self- reliant. ln the clamor of battle, at a dis- tance from complete medical facilities, a life can depend upon his knowledge of first aid. Through lectures, demonstrations and practical exercises, the trainee becomes expert in first aid. He learns to deal with splints. ties and bandages: to give emer- gency treatment in case of shock, bleeding, fractures, or insect bites and drowning. He acquires skills which will prove valuable to him both in the Army and in civilian life. i i R., 1:1 1: Q. N' ,sq fm, N WF , wx .L .fl ! 'uf I -ef' 'X V' ' 1 4 Q W 1, ' -M Vw . Us 0 11 fa- D U A ?'v K fe :T 1 ,o N A.. u 32' 139 gg: "l"""IE7h Q " Jw' y,,,,W.,Q 7y-wr 'Z . ,ua n , 1 ,wvii E, 3. 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'tr i -:Mani , 'f:ew 4 25 METER FIRE The rifle is basic to the Soldier's train- ing. He must know the rifle-and how to use it. Basic Rifle Marksmanship is the U.S. Army course in rifle technique-and it be- gins on the 25 meter range, a "minia- ture" range which teaches the trainee the fundamentals of marksmanship. He learns to sight and aim, allowing for variations in wind, terrain and rangeg he learns to analyze his own firing actions and to judge his performance. Then he is ready to move on to further rifle training. F'-rl ESQ: i "'2L'f I I qimwffgjg! 1-y I M l Q1 -y Q 'Y fi. x ! J KITCHEN POLICE CKPJ During the first week in his training company, the trainee becomes familiar with many of the duties and responsi- bilities that will be his sometimes his Army career. As in civilian life, "housekeeping" plays an important part in the duties of theday. From early morning to the late hours, the mess hall kitchen is alive with the clatter of pots and pans. An Army moves on its stomach-and the trainee learns early in his Army career that "kitchen police" is an important part of his responsibility. Each man, in turn, has his round at aiding mess personnel in feeding his com- pany three times a day. Each man faces, sooner or later, the wearying lot of the KP, And each man knows that, however unglamourous the work may be, it's one of his most essential duties. fr 5-3n- U O ca ..EI'.n.v-' i as J FIELD CHOW INSPECTION Hr ff 5 Y s 2 i unO-"?,. I ww P09 wwf J W V ' A z Q Aff' 3 E -0 N-.,,N '-Q.. FIELD FIRING The 25-meter range stressed the fund- amentals of rifle firing, grounding the trainee in the basic skills of sighting and aiming. In Field Firing, the trainee en- counters more complicated conditions. He learns different firing positions. He encounters the "pop-up" target-the dark silhouette which will become the measure of hisfiringskill. Placed at distances from 75 to 300 met- ers, the targets are centrally controlled to appear and disappear in varied times and sequences. As the training progresses, it becomes more difficult: the trainee at first knows the target sequence: later he deals with "surprise" targets. The targets are "killable"-when hit by a bullet, they fall automatically. This system adds interest and realism to the training, and gives the trainee instant evidence of hisfiringaccuracy. run.. ,, 1 M AM 21"- n nal ,,...f. FAX ,..,.- 65 l,,,,,. ,, ff" IJ npsl-4 ' .A . A f r ' 4 ' up f ' , M. 1: . ,uw ,nm ,Q .,g-wzagq,q'sQ- ' wg wgzg. V J' .'3"i1Y'f - , te . . , ,. ,. V ,,Q1,,,i','l'5., A wr MH: vw-iff' A' 1 A - 2-Qmi:f3ffW,. ,., Q 'X : ' 6 YG .. 'Mfg ' RN , . , f ,' , SA, .-fx '7 , HQ Y lf 'W 1 SX, 5 ' f' ,ffm ' , 'Q M bw 'Mix ' A' , , f4-m,,a- , ' 2-:Q ..A.f 2. - - --.N l M0 DING AM LOA FIRING RD RECO ,Wu "-5'-,rw we i'fg37'i , New ,.. f"x , Y, "3 , " ,,, 2 dk' ,.. pf: W A P Q 1 : ' ' Zi , 5 1 ik' ,,! 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Process for interior guard mount, duties of a special guard, challenging and the duties of a sentinel on post are included in the instruction. Z CD l-1 Z I--l El P 4 5 X X z ' ff ,Siam ' , Q J It ,fi A W 'W A KN , 'V qw ,, Q . 5 ,fv xv 7 Qs 1 2' ? A , A , r S . up ' is 4- f ""'m' "' A ,My lf V f , ' M ' Vi R 1 lxk I W W , TIKM ' 5 if ' '- l if ,fylf , 9' ,l, A ,Q 5 :af-Auf! ., Y , , l i f t? Q gf 1. , , ff , , A LQ- ,I INDIVIDUAL TACTICAL TRAINING Instruction in the seventh week makes use of previous training, applying it to com- bat situations. ln day and night tactical training, the trainee learns how to ne- gotiate barbed wire obstacles with his wea- pon cradled gently in his arms. Each Basic Training company spends two days in the field for bivouac: after march- ing several miles, the trainees set-up two- man tents and learn to live in the field while sharpening their wits and proficiency. -1 :ni 1 i a '42 een: "'e--e- 1 av ,.,. 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He tests his training by experience, and learns a final lesson: to respect and cherish his most valued pieces of equipment-his feet. 1 fb.. ,W 1 U .saga lr xr -sf 11 i ,ur 5 . 4 u...-'. 4 . s I 5 1 L 1 I -,gy . gf .. ff I . 45,5 4'- nu pi H 5 QV! f Y ,ff J-4 if o L. O wi D -4 'Lx 415,58 W C ,-I mis , 4 , X- 4i I Y 9 1' 'br .A . , - . .7 ' V -3 ' ' , . iff' A .' , f + . ' 2'-S .gf ' . - :ff f - A . YA .A J , N . ,L : fu. 'N vi, ac' QU, 5 w 5 .' "4 J - l ' ,'. 'ge g-r' I-237 -5:55 .-J' - .Q 34A -F FV .' .' 2 4 f X - 1. , if 3 -Q f-W 1,4132- Q fax an , 1 z ' , a Q, 1 h gg I f bf ff , "1 ' V X A .1 Y"'! 'r 7 ,I -.' ,-..., . ' , A .. 'Q' 9 ' ,fa,'Q1e , A 1' E X -"' s -. W Q i , .0 , . ' 'wa 4, My 21- A i . 1 .., ,mg 2 'al i T r- gl' Y an V A 451211 fi Q -2 3. ,, uf' uri - - 3 Ha' 1 - .-:ii-,:':'2f.' -H fha. CLOSE COMBAT On the close combat course, the trainee finds a practical exercise that requires him to apply other previously learned military skills. He is required to coordinate his individual actions with those of a team in a tactical exercise. Moving through broken terrain and ne- gotiating obstacles as a team member, the trainee must employ quick and ac- curate rifle fire against surprise targets. This training is designed to deny the enemy the effective use of surprise through alert and immediate engagement of surprise targets. Its most important dividend is develop- ing within the individual a sense of team action. me- ec E or -Sig? lx,"" vlf, 4 1,7-T41 --.- dt 5 v 1- 1-.iv FII CD N DE I F CON 'QI' f If ' 44 , ,, ,- n 1 4 ' mifviy ,ff 5. 74 ' I -'2..,,' 3' lr in A,,V , JJZ5.. , P 5 '1 4 A ' ,A L! .A 1-1 Y 'X . , Q 1 3' I awk ' N 'iv paw- .1 11 KA 31, 571, Q H Aa . Y Qsk'mf-P"f-- A' L, Y, 8 -I Xi .' , grin. 6. very 'K 'f 5315 si. Q BASIC PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST The BPET is administered as five individ- ually scored events: 1-mile run: inverted crawl, dodge, run and jump, horizontal lad- der, and bent leg sit ups. These events have been carefully chosen to demonstrate the most significant areas of strength and stamina necessary to the infantryman. This test may be administered a number of times throughout Basic Combat Training to give both trainers and- trainee a bet- ter idea of where physical conditioning pro- grams should lay stress. CDi-J "4 IGI ESS S S I H F INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE TEST The end of cycle comprehensive test pro- vides the commander with a comprehensive evaluation of the military abilities of each trainee.Made up of eleven separate parts. the test identifies those trainees qualified to progress to advanced individual training and those requiring additional training through recycling. i-IEEE' CDW IDU IDI 3, t . ii' E , ' if I 4 -. at Hi, ,,.,'k ' 1-mf 5,4 1 -'fn YW ,VX ,. .av ..I' 4.. -in Va 3 1 -'nv g . , . . fr An Y VA v . 1-ini , ,W ,L 5 1 W ,, I -... , 1 -" z , i ' , '. 4, 1 , 1 W M A V ' f f 'zu rw' ' A , , Q :lt K , Q ' . 3 W.. ,- I , ,. ,, ry: ' Wx' Q u A, . xg:- i , Y f , ,."nu 3' I , ' .,.- ' ' - Q' N 'T' 'E....' g.5.-""'4-3 .. .W ww, '..-1.,,W M w -A ,Jw"T5 -rg M K W , . r H A Y N -VI . x 01. xvh., .-4 " ,H ., ' af -f' ,0 ggi, r i GRADUATION "Pass in Review". The trainees, who have successfully completed the arduous Basic Training period, march proudly past the reviewing party and on into Advanced train- ing. This first full-dress parade is often re- called by the Soldier and symbolizes his transition from civilian to Soldier. Foot movements are synchronized and every effort executed in unison: a foot out of step is easily noted. After the cere- monies, a reception and social hour is held for the visitors and graduates. An opportunity to meet and talk with the of- ficers and men of the units is afforded the visitors. .WP J 'I 1 IP. SH AND ION UAT GRAD RQN GTH THROUGH KNOWLEUG lX'J COL. ARNOLD S. STALLMAN Brigade Commander 2ND BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS i ,rg :ffff,gi3.'?w' .':2"' ', ,5 . ST E SECOND TRAINING BRIGADE LTC Phillip J. Clements, Il Battalion Commander CSM Clyde O. johnson CPT Frank C. Harrison Battalion Sergeant Major Company Commander Commenced Training: Completed 'Training 22 CGMPANY D me 5 ZLT GeO1'g6 E. Garner ISG David Clark SDS Richard Kieltsch DS Ronald Applewhite Executive Officer First Sergeant First Platoon First Platoon DS Paul Bedard DS Alan Stahl DS Ronald I-Iammerly DS john T. Mendiola First Platoon First Platoon Training NCO Second Platoon DS Eddie Reeves DS Preston Smith SDS Rene Hernandez SGT Marion Mew Second Platoon Second Platoon Third Platoon Third Platoon V l +i.....--+- DS Leonard D. Ross DS Calvin L. Hayhurst DS Ruben Lopez SSG Jimmy L, Woodward Tlllfd Pl3.tOO!'1 Fourth Pl3.lZOOI'1 FOL1I'tl'1 Pl.8.tOO1'1 Supply Sergeant X li SFC William Allen SP4 Charles A. Parker SP4 Glen Taylor SP4 Mark Omo Dining Steward Company Clerk General Clerk Armorer SP6 Anderson Mandygo SP6 Ronald Matthews SP5 Louie D. Trussell PVT Robert Gallagher First Cook First Cook Cook Cook 0' 1 1 if PFC Paul Tenney Cook 3 Q Adams, Henry Albert, Renaldo Alexander, Lawrence Allen, Roger Ammon, Terry Appel, james, jr. Audrict Rookie Austin, Bernard, jr. Bagley, Cornelius Bates, Larry Beasley, Thomas Bell, Dennis Bell, Douglas Bell, Steve Bell, Walter, jr. Bell, William Belvin, Charles Blake, Bruce, jr. Blunt, john Bolson, james Branning, George Brewer, Laval Brown, David Brown, james Brown, Lonnie ss? ,av 2234 'views 3, Q95 K-.,....,a ylxf rx ,,- A si Vx J W-ws '19 Q44 J I fa, Q-N-wo Bush, Lucious Caldwell, Newell, jr Cano, Philip, jr. Carothers, Michael Carroll, Randy Carter, joseph Carter, Stanley, jr. Cartwright, james Cates, Timothy Caudle, james Cavasos, Robert Chambers, johnny Chaplin, Bruce Clark, Galen Clark, joseph Cleaves, Daryl Collins, john Cooper, james Daly, Francis Davis, Harvey Davis, Lorenza Davis, Scot Dawson, Rodney Day, Timothy Deleon, Phillip Dugue, Gary Dunnaway, james Echols, Clifton Edwards, Lawrence Edw ards, Leroy Else, Ronald Emanuel, james Epps, Douglas Escobedo, Gabriel Evans, Loston Ferguson, Michael Fleming, Lew, III Flores, jose Fonseca, Edward Fonseca, Manuel Friar, Delvin Galvan, Guadalupe Gara, Scott Garcia, Eduardo G arci a, Pablo Gibson, james Gonzalez, David Gower, Louis, jr. Greer, Gary Grissitte, Bobby nys r.,gpal .,..u-up. AQ s-ily 'lei 'T' A QJNN. ll .-H3 Q-055: '--1 'Pa- .4 s M -0-'wmv 'JFL Q me-nil' K y-Qld? 3.31. -.qpf .GW ,,,,,.. W W vulyf Groce, julius, jr. 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