Bio: Erickson, Pvt. Walter W. (Military Notes - 1972)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Erickson

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 3/30/1972

Erickson, Pvt. Walter W. (Military Notes - 1972)

Pvt. Walter W. Erickson, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Erickson of Rt. 2 Withee, recently completed the first phase of training under the modern volunteer army field experiment at Ft. Ord, Ca. The new concept, called VOLAR, combines basic and advanced individual training into a single 16-week program. Decentralized instruction at the unit level and a reduction of formations and inspections gives the soldier more time to train and increased off-duty time. Fewer restrictions on off-duty travel and improved living facilities are other benefits of the VOLAR concept.

Pvt. Erickson received his training with Company D, 5th battalion, 3d brigade.

He is a graduate of Owen-Withee high school.



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