Clipped From Janesville Daily Gazette
Many 32nd men were advanced as far as the modem Army can can be, with combat experience and the completion of service school courses to keep abreast of changes. A total of 941 men—half of them from the enlisted ranks—has service in either the campaigns of World War 11 or in Korea. There were 3,614 men who were service school graduates. The big test came in company- sized Army Training Tests, sending every line company against an aggressor force to determine its training status and its operational readiness as a combat force. After the STRAC date of Feb. 15, 1962, battle groups and battalions went into their Army training tests. In March, the 32nd Brigade; Task Force, bui/t around Col. Donald Radde's 2nd Battle Group, 127th Infantry, gave the division its first experience in a joint Army-Air Force operation in Exercise Bristle Cone. The seven-day exercise in the Mojave Desert at Fort Irwin Mili t a r y Reservation, California, gave the division a new dimen sion in its training. Jled Arrow men from the infantry, artillery, reconnaissance, and support elements were teamed into an effective fighting force. Brig. Gen. John A. Dunlap, commanded the brigade. Except for vehicle convoy personnel, the entire battle group was air-lifted to California and back to Fort Lewis.