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Posted: 10/4/2018
Name: Joey B King
Message: Green Beret Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow, a survivor of the Holocaust, veteran of the Vietnam War, and one of the top Army officers in Berlin during the Cold War, died Friday at the age of 83. Shachnow retired from the Army in 1994, after 40 years of active-duty service. Born in Kaunas, Lithuania, he witnessed the horrors of World War II from the confines of a forced labor camp. Shachnow was only 7 years old when he was imprisoned. Though laborers often starved or were beaten to death, he somehow survived until the end of World War II. His father escaped German detention and fought out the rest of the war against the Nazis with a partisan resistance group. His mother, though, was sent to a concentration camp. He later entered Officer Candidate School at the rank of sergeant first class and was commissioned as an infantry officer. Shachnow would eventually serve more than 32 years in the Special Forces community, including two deployments to Vietnam, the Observer reported. Throughout his career, Shachnow served as a commander or staff officer with infantry, mechanized infantry, airborne and Special Forces units. Among his top assignments were stints commanding the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, U.S. Army Special Forces Command at Fort Bragg, and U.S. Army-Berlin in Germany. Shachnow was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Clusters, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Clusters and "V" device, the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf clusters, the Air Medal with the numeral “12”, the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf clusters and "V" device, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab, and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross.

Posted: 10/3/2018
Name: Joey B King
Message: https://www.facebook.com/75thRangerRegiment1942/photos/a.229376993744666/2171491199533226/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

Posted: 10/3/2018
Name: Chuck Windham, Vice Chairman
Message: Meeting this Thursday, 4 Oct, 1900 hrs at the Overhang. I am bringing Brats, Buns, and Baked Beans. Other items will be furnished by other members. Come out and join us if you are in the area. RLTW

Posted: 9/26/2018
Name: Chuck Windham, Vice Chairman
Message: Typo Make that 3 Nov, 2018

Posted: 9/26/2018
Name: Chuck Windham, Vice Chairman
Message: USMRA Member 1st Sgt(ret) Marshall Hauckaby has been selected for induction into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame on 2 Nov, 2018 in Columbus, Ga.

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