• Short Summary

    EIGHTY-SIX OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE WEST GERMAN ARMY ARE AT FORT SILL, OKLAHOMA UNDERGOING TRAINING IN USE OF THE NEW "SERGEANT" MISSILE, A 30-FEET LONG SOLID FUEL ARTILLERY MISSILE WITH A RANGE OF 50 MILES.

  • Description

    EIGHTY-SIX OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE WEST GERMAN ARMY ARE AT FORT SILL, OKLAHOMA UNDERGOING TRAINING IN USE OF THE NEW "SERGEANT" MISSILE, A 30-FEET LONG SOLID FUEL ARTILLERY MISSILE WITH A RANGE OF 50 MILES.

    THEY BEGAN TRAINING AT FORT SILL IN OCTOBER 1962, EVENTUALLY THEY WILL BE ASSIGNED TO NATO AS "SERGEANT" MISSILE BATTALION IN GERMANY. THE BATTALION WILL BE MADE UP OF FOUR FIRING BATTERIES AND SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS.

    THE GERMANS ARE RECEIVING CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION FOR 8 HOURS A DAY, AS WELL AS ATTENDING NIGHT-TIME STUDY SESSIONS. ALL MATERIAL IS TRANSLATED INTO GERMAN. THEY WILL BEGIN GRADUATING FROM THE FORT SILL COURSE ON DECEMBER 19TH. AFTER A HOLIDAY RECESS THEY WILL RESUME TRAINING. IN FEBRUARY OF NEXT YEAR THEY WILL GO TO THE WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE IN NEW MEXICO TO FIRE THE "SERGEANT".

    ABOUT ONE QUARTER OF THE GERMANS ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR FAMILIES, WHO ARE LIVING AT NEARBY LAWTON, OKLAHOMA. THEIR CHILDREN ARE ATTENDING THE LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THE REMAINDER ARE LIVING WITH AMERICAN TROOPS ON THE BASE. LAST MONTH THE GERMANS MADE AN UNSOLICITED DONATION OF 570 DOLLARS TO THE LAWTON-FOR SILL COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES FUND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADWKEM132JXVZY434HRRR9KPXJ
    Media URN:
    VLVADWKEM132JXVZY434HRRR9KPXJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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