508TH IN SINAI NEWSLINE (1)
to get 800
The United States Army will send a new battalion of 800
paratroopers paratroopers to Egypt's Sinai area in February to
replace a similar unit on peacekeeping duty, it was announced
Friday in Washington. The 2nd Battalion, 508th Infantry, from
Fort Bragg, N.C., will spend six months in the Sinai.
It will replace the 1st Battalion of the 502nd Infantry, which will
return to Fort Campbell, Ky. after a tour of duty in the Sinai
that began last August. The replacement battalion from the 82nd
Airborne Division will be the third Army contingent to serve in
Lauderdale News, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Sat, Jan 15, 1983. Main
Edition, Page 19]
PRESTON --- Spec. 4 Wayne D. DeShields, son of Bernitta
DeShields of here, is a member of the 2nd Battalion, 508th
Infantry, Fort Bragg, N.C, participating in the multinational
peacekeeping force and observers (MFO) as the primary U.S.
military contingent in the Sinai.
The MFO, an independent agency responsible to the governments of
Israel and Egypt, was established as a result of the 1979
Egypt-Israel peace treaty. The mission of the airborne unit is
to operate check points and observation posts and conduct
reconnaissance patrols along the Sinai peninsula.
[The Daily Times, Salisbury, MD, Thu, Feb 3, 1983, Main Edition,
Spec. 4 Donald A. Morita, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Morita,
Prospect, [OH] is a member of the 2nd Battalion, 508th Infantry, Fort
Bragg, N.C, participating in the multi-national multi-national
multi-national peacekeeping peacekeeping force and observers as
the primary U.S. military contingent in the Sinai.
The unit is the third to serve the MFO and its mission is to
operate check points and observation observation posts and
conduct reconnaissance patrols along the Sinai peninsula.
[The Marion Star, Marion, OH, 17 Mar 1983, Thu, Page 17]