TOC DEDICATED TO ENLISTED MAN FROM THE SOUTHERN CROSS FOR FEBRUARY 20, 1970.
Electronic copy of article provided by Leslie Hines
FSB 4-11 — Division Commander MG Lloyd B. Ramsey presided at recent ceremonies dedicating a tactical operations center (TOC) here to a 11th Bde. recipient of the DSC.
The 3rd Bn., 1st Inf. TOC was dedicated to SGT Larry Techmeir, who gave his life in defense of the firebase shortly after it was established in July of last year.
Following an invocation by Chaplain (MAJ) Gordon B. Hanson, LTC Leslie J. Stottle, CO of the 3rd Bn., 1st Inf. spoke of SGT Techmeir as, "a friend of every man who cherishes freedom, since each of our dead has bought some portion of freedom with his life."
(11th Bde. IO)
Steve Ratcliff, who served with B/123rd Avn Bn. and later the 174th AHC donated pages of this Southern Cross issue; remaining pages were a personal purchase by Leslie Hines from the Military History Institute/War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA..