Bio: Geiger, John P. - Sp.5 (Military Notes - 1973)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Geiger

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/18/1973

Geiger, Sp.5 John P. (Military Notes -1973)

Sp. 5 John P. Geiger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert B. Geiger of Dorchester, is assigned to the 1st Cavalry division at Ft. Hood, Tex.

Sp. Geiger is an air traffic controller in Troop A, 1st Battalion of the Division’s 9th Cavalry. He entered the army in September, 1968, and completed basic training at Ft. Campbell, Ky.

He is a 1968 graduate of Colby High School.

His wife, Elfriede, is with him in Texas.

The 1st Cavalry Division, with a record of distinguished combat action since the days of the mounted trooper, was the first army division to be organized under the airmobile concept. After service in Vietnam, its colors were returned to Ft. Hood, Tex., in May, 1971, and the division has undergone yet reorganization; it is now the 1st Cavalry Division (Tricap).

Tricap stands for the triple capabilities of major maneuver elements of armor, airmobile infantry, and air cavalry. The division is now composed of three brigades, one for each capability; together with Artillery and support units.

Combining the knock-out power of armor, the maneuver-ability of airmobile infantry and the firepower of air cavalry is believed to have unlimited tactical possibilities. The Division is testing the experimental concept at Ft. Hood.   



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