Do you remember when World War III almost started? These veterans do. Check out this Berlin Crisis book written by a veteran who was there, facing down the Soviet Army.
In September 1961 about 10,000 32nd Infantry Division Soldiers from the Wisconsin Army National Guard were alerted to an impending call-up and then ordered to report to active duty at Fort Lewis, Washington on October 15, 1961.
Berlin Crisis Veterans are invited to join us Saturday, October 15, 2011, in Camp Douglas, Wis., at the 32nd Infantry Brigade's headquarters for a special day to commemorate the selflessness, dedication and duty of these Wisconsin citizen-Soldiers 50 years ago. This event is NOT open to the general public.
October 15, 2011 at Volk Field, 12:00 - 16:00
Open House Museum & Equipment Displays, Brief Ceremony
Burgers Brats & Soft Drinks will be available
Veterans are encouraged to bring scrapbooks & memorabilia
If you are a Berlin Crisis Veteran and plan to attend this commemoration, please RSVP by September 21, 2011 to:
WI Army National Guard, JFHQ Public Affairs Office
Attn: Maj. Kurt Geifuss
2400 Wright St.
Madison, WI 53704-2572
Please send the following information:
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