Bio: Erickson, Arnold C. – Marine Pfc (Military –
---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 04/29/1965
Marine Pfc Arnold C. Erickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl R. Erickson of route 2, Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), a member of the third battalion, first marine regiment of the first marine division, completed advanced combat training with his battalion on March 14, 1965. The training was in preparation for his unit's transplacement overseas to the third marine division in Okinawa.
Entire battalions in the transplacement system move as unit from California to the Far East as part of a continuous training and replacement cycle. While in the Orient, the battalion will undergo mountain warfare and cold weather training in Japan, counter-insurgency warfare training on Okinawa and in the Republic of the Philippines, and take part in amphibious operations throughout the Western Pacific.
After approximate 13 months in the Far East, the battalion will return to Camp Pendleton for advance mountain, desert and amphibious training exercises.
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