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Armor Magazine, November-December 1992

Armor Magazine, November-December 1992

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I
pulled out my address book the othervice honorably, might look forward to
a
pen-night
-
ou know the one
-
he one yousion. On the other hand, a few sprees or anuse to keep up with the rest of the worldattempted desertion might bring him a “bob-that doesn’t move every three years
-
otail” or dishonorable discharge
...
The Con-get the phone number of a man I’d served gressional appropriation bill of 1869 had cutwith as a lieutenant in the 82d. As
I
flippeddown the number of infantry regiments fromthe alphabetical pages,
I
came to realize forty-five to twenty-five. This required thejust how many of my comrades have ridden elimination of many officers more quicklyoff into the civilian world. than casualties were accomplishing thatThere’s nothing new about what’s happen- end. Along with a certain number of incom-ing to our Army. After Appomattox, the petents disposed of, the Service lost ableGrand Army of the Republic,officers with fine records
-
like that of
DESERT
men who had, they
be
STORM, had its chest-swell-lieved, devoted their lives toing victory parade, put awaya military career, with retire-its weapons, and sent ment on half-pay to be1,034,000 volunteers and counted upon
in
their oldmilitia home to thankful age. For the survivors pro-wives and families. But then motion was stagnated fora certain atrophy set in asthe nation came to view therole of its military differently. Fairfax Dow- This period saw regiments removed fromney,
in
his book
Indian-fighting
Amy
their outposts against aggression on the(1941), presents this hauntingly familiar pic-frontier, and sent to “quell riots in Chicagoture of the 1869-era army:and New Orleans.” Proud, seasoned unitsfurled their colors and disappeared, whileothers operated undermanned and poorlyequipped.years.”“Failing to compensate for
a
hard present,the future generally offered by the Armywas anything but brilliant and all-embracing.A soldier, who completed long years of ser-Then came the Indian Wars.
-
.D. Brewer
By
Order
of
the Secretary
of
the
Army:
GORDON
R.
SULLIVAN
General, United States ArmyChief of
Staff
Official:
MILTON H. HAMILTON
Administrative Assistant
to
theSecretary
of
the Army
02780
 
The Professional Development Bulletin of the Armor Branch PB-
17-92-6
Editor-in-ChiefMAJ
J.D.
BREWERManaging Editor
JON
T.
CLEMENSCommandantMG PAUL
E.
FUNK
ARMOR (ISSN 0004.2420) is publishedbimonthly by the
US.
Army Armor Center, 4401Vine Grove Road,
Fort
Knox, KY
401
21.Disclaimer:
The
Information contained
in
ARMOR represents
the
professional opinions
of
the
authors and
does
not necessarily reflect
the
official Army
or
TRADOC position, nor does itchangeorsupersede any Information presentedin other official Army publications.Official distribution is limited
to
one
copy
for
each armored brigade headquarters, armoredcavalry regiment headquarters, armor battalionheadquarters, armored cavalry squadron head-quarters, reconnaissance squadron head-quarters, armored cavalry troop, armor company,and motorized brigade headquarters of theUnited States Army. In addition, Army libraries,Army and DOD schools,
HQ
DA and MACOMstaff agencies with responsibility for
armored,
direct
fire,
ground combat systems,organizations, and the training of personnel forsuch organizations may request
two
copies bysending a military letter
to
the editor-in-chief.Authorized Content: ARMOR will print
only
those
materialsfor
which
the
U.S.
Amy ArmorCenter has proponency. That proponencyIncludes: all
armored,
direct-fire ground combatsystems that
do
not
serve
primm'ly as infantrycarriers; all weapons used exclusively in thesesystems
or
by
CMF
19-series
enlisted soldiers;any miscellaneous items of equipment whicharmor and armored cavalry organizations useexclusively; training for all
SC
la,
128,
and
12C
officers
and for all
CMF-19-series
nlistedsoldiers; and information concerning the training,logistics, history, and leadership of armor andarmored cavalry units at the brigadelregimentlevel and below,
to
include Threat units at thoselevels.Material may
be
reprinted,
provided
credit
Is
given to ARMOR and to
the
author, exceptwhere copyright is indicated.
November-December
1992,
Vol.
CI
No.
6
Features
4
6
1222
26
34
36
39
42
45
47
48
Fort Carbon Cav Squadron
Is
Last to Llve-Flre MOA3 TankRehearsal
In
War:
Preparlng o Breach
by Major Lawrence
M.
Steiner
Jr.
Tank Company Security
Operations
by Major Patrick A. Stallings
The CounterreconnalssanceBattle: Managing ho Monrter
by Captain Kenneth
L.
Deal Jr.
From Behind the Dragon's Teeth: HItler's
Folly?
Or Wa8 It?
by Captain Kevin R. Austra
14th AD,
In
Seven Months
of
Combat,Liberated Thousands
in
Nazi EmpireThe Two-Man Tank
-
ts Fightability and Endurance
by RobinFletcher
Armor's Own Prlvate Idaho
by Major James Brewer
TOW and Dragon Employment
In
the Armor Team befenre
by Captain Sande
J.
Schlesinger
Women
In
Armor and Cavalry
by Captain Kelly
John
Ward
Who Was "Old Bill?"Armor Center Tank Deslgn Contest
Departments
2 Letters
2
Contacts
3
Commander's Hatch
5
Driver's Seat
50
The Armor Center Hotllne
53
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