Bio: Witt, David J. - Sgt. (Military Notes -1973)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/08/1973
Witt, Sgt. David J. (Military Notes - 1973)
Sgt. David J. Witt, 21, son of Mrs. Marjorie E. Witt of Abbotsford, participated with other American and Allied troops in exercise Reforger V in Germany, October 10-16.
The military airlift command flew approximately 11,000 U. S.-based Soldiers and more than 1,000 tons of equipment to three different airfields in Germany in preparation for the event.
Immediately after arriving overseas, the redeployed units drew combat gear and vehicles from prepositioned storage sites in Germany and moved to the exercise area to begin the seven-day field maneuver.
Pitted against the airlifted forces were Europe-based elements of NATO forces of the U. S., Germany and Canada.
The exercise, conducted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and NATO, focused on the procedures and techniques for receiving, equipping, assembling and employing units after they arrive, rather than on rapid deployment of troops from the U. S.
Sgt. Witt is regularly assigned as an artillery section chief with Battery B, 3rd Battalion of the 1st Infantry division’s 6th field artillery at Ft. Riley, Ks.
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