Melvin H. (Military Training - 1952)
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 04/24/1952
Pvt. Melvin H. Leffel, age 21, son of Mrs. Otto Leffel, of Colby, has completed army basic training conducted by the 3rd Armored Division at Fort Knox, Kentucky. During the sixteen weeks of intensive training, he attended classes on indoctrination, general military subjects and had practical work in various combat skills and in the firing of basic army weapons - the M-1 rifle and the mortar and light machine gun. As a prospective reconnaissance tank crewman he received special training in scouting and patrolling, intelligence and in driving and maintenance of various army tracked and wheeled vehicles. He entered the army October 29th, 1951.
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