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OPERATION QUICK KICK

NEWS FROM THE SERVICES

   FORT BRAGG, NC --- Army Pvt William J. Brown Jr., whose parents live in Brazoria [Texas], took part in a massive parachute assault on Vieques Island, near Puerto Rico, April 9 as part of a joint service airborne and amphibious exercise.
   Brown was one of more than 1,700 paratroopers from the 82d Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC, who were airdropped under simulated combat conditions.
   The airdrop provided a climax to Quick Kick VII, a two-week exercise that involved 10,000 troops representing the Army Navy, Air Force and Marines.
   The 17-year-ol soldier, a light weapons specialist with Company B, 1st Battalion of the division's 508th Infantry, entered the Army in September 1963, received basic training at Fort Polk, La., and was last stationed at Fort Benning, Ga.

[The Brazosport  Facts, Freeport, Texas, Monday, April 19, 1965, Page 5]

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