Pfc Glen D. Fraser, son of Mr.. and Mrs..
Hugh G. Fraser, 113 S. Second St., Philipsburg, was one of the paratroopers
of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC who played a leading role in
Exercise Brave Shield I, held last month in the Southeastern United States.
The two-week maneuver was the first joint training exercise of
readiness command, a unified command employing U.S. military systems.
More than 6,000 men, including world-wide, both army and air force personnel,
engaged in simulated combat over a large. area from North Carolina to
Pfc Fraser is a radio and telephone operator in Company C, 1st
Battalion, of the Division's 508th Infantry.
[Centre Daily Times, State College, PA, Wed, Mar 01, 1972, Page: 13]
Michael Fennewald In Paratroopers
Army Pfc. Michael J. Fennewald, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse H. Fennewald, Route 1, Laddonia, was one of the paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, N.C., who played a leading role in exercise "Brave Shield I" held last month in the southeastern United States.
The two-week maneuver was the first joint training exercise of Readiness Command, a unified command employing world-wide U.S. military systems. More than 6,000 men, including both army and air force personnel, engaged in simulated combat over a large area from North Carolina to Georgia.
Inclement weather, adding a touch of realism, caused the largest planned parachute jump to be cancelled. Instead a massive
airlanding operation was staged, deploying 1,200 soldiers in less than 30 minutes.
Pfc. Fennewald is a mortar crewman in Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion of the Division's 508th Infantry. He entered the Army in September, 1970, and received basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood. He is a 1968 graduate of Community R-6 High School.
[Mexico Ledger, Mexico, MO, Thu, Apr 13, 1972, Page 16]
M-16 Rifle Is Sought
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) About 100 Ft. Bragg soldiers, many o( them married and living off the base, were in their fourth day of confinement today as authorities continued to search for a missing M- 16 automatic rifle
"No one's being punished," insisted a base spokesman. "We've got an Investigation going on and we're trying to recover a weapon.
"During an Investigation all people are confined until every possible lead has been exhausted This has proved effective nearly 100 per cent of the time," he said.
"It's senseless," said one of the soldiers confined to barracks. "Because of one man's mistake In Alpha Company, they're making things as uncomfortable as they can on us."
The missing weapon was assigned to a member of the company, part of the 508th airborne infantry battalion.
But the base spokesman said all five companies in the battalion were being confined because all of them had access to the consolidated arms room where the weapons were stored.
The rifle was discovered missing during deployment of the brigade for Exercise Bold Eagle in Florida.
The confined soldiers include married men, some living off the base.
"We can't go to the PX or the snack bar," said one. "We can only leave if there is a military emergency."
[Statesville Record And Landmark, Statesville, NC, 29 Oct 1977, Sat, Page 9]