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Friday, November 3, 2017

J. Fred Johnston: US Army

(J. Fred is a grandson of John & Kizzie.) 


The 3rd Armored's primary mission during this period was, in the event of war, to defend the Fulda Gap against numerically superior Warsaw Pact (Russian) forces.
The Fulda Gap is an area between the former East German border and Frankfurt am Main that contains two corridors of lowlands that tanks might come through. Named for the town of Fulda, the Fulda Gap was strategically important during the Cold War.
The Fulda Gap was one of two obvious routes for a hypothetical Soviet tank attack upon West Germany from Eastern Europe, especially East Germany; the other route was the North German Plain. The concept of a major tank battle along the Fulda Gap was a predominant element of NATO war planning during the Cold War.
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The above information is from: Military Role Call: The Littrell Family of Mississippi County, Missouri, The Littrell Family Journals Volume IV. (click here)
Littrell Family Veterans Video

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