Biedenbender, Doug, SSG

Ordnance (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
63B-Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic/Wheel Vehicle Repairer
Current/Last MOS Group
Ordnance (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2010-2011, 472nd Chemical Battalion
Previously Held MOS
63W-Wheel Vehicle Repairer
Service Years
1996 - 2011
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Cold War Certificate

Staff Sergeant

Six Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

35th Infantry Division CSIB 101st Airbone Division 10th Mountain Division 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team

16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne) 18th Military Police Brigade

 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Military Police Mountain Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
Member-at-LargeNational Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS)Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)Post 384
  2008, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Member-at-Large (National President) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2008, National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, American Legion, Post 384 (Member) (Hoopeston, Illinois) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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Training Exercise - Reforger '83
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Exercise Reforger (from return of forces to Germany) was an annual exercise conducted, during the Cold War, by NATO. The exercise was intended to ensure that NATO had the ability to quickly deploy forces to West Germany in the event of a conflict with the Warsaw Pact.

The Reforger exercise itself was first conceived in 1967. The Johnson administration announced plans to withdraw approximately two divisions from Europe during 1968. As a demonstration of its continuing commitment to the defense of NATO and to illustrate its capability of rapid reinforcement, a large scale force deployment was planned that would deploy a division or more to West Germany in a regular annual exercise. The first such exercise was conducted beginning on 6 January 1969. These exercises continued annually past the end of the Cold War, except for the year 1989, until 1993.

Major units: (Germany based units) USAREUR (U.S. Army Europe): 8th Infantry Division, Bad Kreuznach; 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fulda; 3rd Armored Division, Frankfurt-am-Main; (U.S. based units): 1st Cavalry Division.
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  68 Also There at This Battle:
  • Anderson, David, COL, (1979-2012)
  • Baer, Douglas, SSG, (1982-2003)
  • Baker, Jeffrey, SGM, (1981-2007)
  • Blair, Bruce Kevin, SGT, (1979-1991)
  • Blew, Brian, MAJ, (1982-2005)
  • Boone, Ronald, SP 4, (1982-1985)
  • Bruck, Michael, SFC, (1980-2002)
  • Castleberry, Wesley, 1SG, (1976-2002)
  • Compston, Kevin, CPT, (1978-2010)
  • Cox, Randy, SSG, (1972-1984)
  • Drago, Mary, SSG, (1977-1989)
  • Eggers, Rodney, SPC, (1980-1988)
  • Emery, Jerry, SGT, (1980-1993)
  • Fisher, Timothy, SSG, (1980-1992)
  • Fowler, William, CW4, (1983-2004)
  • Galvan, David, SFC, (1973-1994)
  • Garcias, David, SP 4, (1983-1987)
  • Grammer, Christopher, SGT, (1979-1990)
  • Graver, Charles, SFC, (1982-2002)
  • Gray, Roy, COL, (1979-2011)
  • Heinrich, John, SSG, (1982-1990)
  • Hoover, Ronald, 1SG, (1979-2000)
  • Jones, Craig, SP 4, (1983-1987)
  • Jones, Ken, SGT, (1982-1986)
  • Kirkemo, Ron, MSG, (1983-2008)
  • LaPenta, George, SSG, (1979-Present)
  • Lee, Michael, SFC, (1974-2014)
  • Martinez Caliz, Jaime D, 1SG, (1975-1995)
  • MCFADDEN, TJ, SGT, (1977-1988)
  • McMurtry, Michael, SP 4, (1982-1984)
  • Medsker, Brian, SGT, (1979-1983)
  • Ore, Willard, SFC, (1980-2000)
  • Parker, Michael, SFC, (1977-1998)
  • Peterson, Lars, SGT, (1981-1988)
  • Quinones, Lois, SGT, (1980-1994)
  • Rushing, Danny, SFC, (1979-1994)
  • Ruzicka, Alan, CW5, (1980-2006)
  • Smith, Randy, SFC, (1974-1995)
  • STEWART, LARRY, SFC, (1978-2000)
  • Stilwell, Keith, CW3, (1982-2004)
  • Strachan, Jimmy, PFC, (1978-1984)
  • Tate, Richard, SP 4, (1982-1985)
  • Tate, Robert, PFC, (1981-1984)
  • Ware, Dan, SFC, (1969-2009)
  • Weiland, F.J., MAJ, (1976-2002)
  • Willis, Glenn, PV2, (1972-1974)
  • Wilson, Michael, MSG, (1967-1992)
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