Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sept 2 ( ANI ): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, along with Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, on Sunday visited the Balbir Forward Post in Jammu and Kashmir and met troops of the 28th Infantry Division
. She became the first Defence Minister ever to visit the post.
For the command sergeant major, most of whose career was spent serving in the 28th Infantry Division
of the Pennsylvania National Guard, it was standing on the 1926 Memorial Bridge in the small town of Fismes, a bridge honoring men who came from his home state and fought the Battle of Fismes in these narrow streets.
On 1.6 December 1944 the 112th Infantry Regimental Combat Team from Lutzkampen Germany, to Leiter, Luxembourg, was holding six and one half miles of the front line sector assigned to the 28th Infantry Division
. During the period 16 to 18 December, 1944, despite repeated enemy infantry and tank attacks involving the elements of nine enemy divisions, the 112th Infantry Regimental Combat Team held its ground.
His outfit, the 28th Infantry Division
, was nicknamed the "Bloody Bucket" division because of the division's red, keystone-shaped insignia.
The sixth SBCT, scheduled for fielding from 2008-2010, will be the 56th Brigade (Mechanized), 28th Infantry Division
(Mechanized), of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
And the sixth SBCT--the 56th Brigade (Mechanized), 28th Infantry Division
(Mechanized), of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard--is scheduled for fielding beginning in 2008.
The fifth brigade is planned for the 2nd Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, in 2007, while the sixth SBCT will be the 56th Brigade of the 28th Infantry Division
of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, in 2010.
The tanks originated at Combat Equipment Group Europe, Livorno, Italy, and were destined for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard's 28th Infantry Division
, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.
The November 1944 action, widely known as the Battle of the Bulge, was difficult and deadly for the inexperienced 28th Infantry Division
. The film supplies the appropriate frigid setting in a large forest, but it otherwise could have been set just about anywhere that Americans fought.
At 12:40, Tompkins, a combat medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division
, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, ran over to the man and helped lower him safely to the ground, while announcing that he was a trained medic.
"The most secure geographical borders are in Iran and no danger is threatening our borders since the enemy is aware that our response will be crushing," Commander of the Operational Base of Kurdistan's 28th Infantry Division
General Kioumars Sharafi said, addressing the province's military commanders and managers in the provincial capital city of Sanandaj on Sunday.
The 28th Infantry Division
known as the "Keystones" arrived on Welsh shores in October 1943, based along the whole of the South Wales coastline from Porthcawl to Pembroke Dock.