LTC Robert M. Hensler - Commanding Officer 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry 1985-1987
Infantry Command Team Fort Drum, New York 1986 - LTC Robert
Hensler on left, CSM Ronald Dumka on right.
Note PT (Physical Training) uniforms with "REGULARS by GOD" above the 22nd Infantry crest (DUI).
COL Hensler writes:
Dumka (on right) and I in front of the original Bn HQs that was
along the main street of the old post that led to the airfield
on north end of cantonement area. Picture was probably taken in 1986 since our PT uniforms look quite new.
This was before the Army had a standardized PT uniform.
Photo courtesy of COL Robert M. Hensler
An A Co NCO
receiving award from
Enlargement of above
photo. Note frigid weather conditions - icicles on building,
snow drift, cold weather clothing. COL Hensler writes:
"We had 230 inches of snow winter of 1985-86!"
The chain of command
doing PT in the yellow PT uniforms early 1986 before we got our
"Regulars" PT uniforms
and before the Cohort package of soldiers arrived from Ft. Benning. Fort Drum 1986.
(Editor: These are the
Battalion Officers and NCO's who formed the nucleus of
1st Battalion 22nd Infantry in late 1985 and early 1986 before the main body
of enlisted men arrived to make up the full compliment of the Battalion.
CSM Dumka leading Bn PT Fort Drum summer 1986.
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