Bio: Bartnik, Pvt. Eugene P. (Military Notes - 1971)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Bartnik

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 9/23/1971

Bartnik, Pvt. Eugene P. (Military Notes - 1971)

Pvt. Eugene P. Bartnik, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Bartnik of Rt. 1 Dorchester, recently completed nine weeks of advanced individual infantry training at Ft. Polk, la.

During the course, he received guerrilla training and lived under simulated Vietnam conditions for five days, fighting off night attacks and conducting raids on “enemy” villages. He was taught methods of removing booby traps, setting ambushes and avoiding enemy ambushes.

Other specialized training included small unit tactics, map reading, land mine warfare, communications, and firing the M-16 rifle, M-60 machine gun and the 3.5 rocket launcher.            



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