Beecherl, Rick, SP 5

Armor (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Specialist 5
Current/Last Service Branch
Armor
Current/Last Primary MOS
11E10-Armor Crewman
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1971, 11E10, HHT, 1st Squadron, 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Previously Held MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Service Years
1969 - 1971
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Voice Edition

Specialist 5


 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran




 Military Association Memberships
Post 26114th Cavalry AssociationArmy Together We ServedUnited Services Automobile Association (USAA)
ATWS Unit Historian
  1986, American Legion, Post 261 (Member) (Eastpointe, Michigan) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2003, 14th Cavalry Association [Verified]
  2008, Army Together We Served [Verified]
  2013, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, ATWS Unit Historian [Verified]


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Currently I am retired from DTE Energy. I was there for 36 years. I worked in the Maintenance Dept. in the Power Plants as a Welder. My hobbies are a 1967 Pontiac GTO and Woodworking.
   
Other Comments:
I really enjoy spending time with my Grandson.
   
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Training Exercise - Reforger (Reforger II) '70
Start Year
1970
End Year
1970

Description
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.

(Germany based unit) USAREUR (U.S. Army Europe): HQ and 2nd Squadron of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Nuremberg. (U.S. based unit): 24th Infantry Division (Mech).
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1970
To Year
1970
 
Last Updated:
Jan 22, 2013
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  2 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Bayes, Dan, SGT, (1969-1971)
  • Holstein, Carl, SGT, (1969-1971)
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