Oldest Living Member
• Mike Kraft was inducted into the
US Army 28th November 1955
• He served his basic training at Ft
Leonard Wood, MO (Co A Recon Bn).
• Mike was assigned to 553 FA Bn. Ft
Sill OK February 27, 1956.
As Part of
Operation Gyroscope, on July 12, 1956 he left Ft. Sill and
sailed for Germany where he was stationed with the 553 FA Bn in E.L.
Kaserne Darmstadt. He returned from Germany to the US on September 10,
1957 and from 1957 to 1959 served with the USAR (Ready Reserve) Co F,
338th INF Regt. (The 553 went to Germany and secured the 18th
Headquarters in '56-'58 - before the stand down and consolidation on
June, 25th 1958.) From 1959 to 1961 he his served Standby Reserve: Supply
Clerk Headquarters' Battery Clerk School: (Supply SGT) Leingrees Germany
1956- 8 weeks.