A lesson in History: Army North celebrates its 75th Anniversary

Jan 10, 2018 529

BY: Staff Sgt. Tomora Nance

A soft instrumental song played in the background as five soldiers garbed in the Army’s WWII Herringbone Twill uniform with combat helmets stood statuesque in front of U.S. Army North’s venerated clock tower. 
Gradually, the band’s music died-down, the crowd grew silent taking their respective seats, and the only sounds that could be heard was the periodic squawking of the flamboyantly colored peacocks. 

Seventy-five years after Fifth Army officially activated under the command of Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark on January 5, 1943 at Oujda, French Morocco, Soldiers, family members and civilians gathered Jan. 5 to celebrate the anniversary of Fifth Army inside the historic Quadrangle here for an outdoor ceremony. 

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