Subscribe to 53rd Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division Footer menu. After the United Nations spring counteroffensive, which ended on 8 July 1951, negotiations began for an armistice, with the number of Army divisions in Korea remaining fixed at six until the summer of 1953, To field the divisions destined for Korea, the Army stripped the General Reserve of its resources. ABMC honors the services of overseas U.S. Armed Forces by maintaining and promoting America's overseas commemorative … The division saw service in the Gulf War alongside the Egyptian 4th Armored Division during Operation Desert Shield. This last unit improved the balance in the active force among infantry, armored, and airborne divisions, which stood at 2 armored, 2 airborne, and 14 infantry, In the fall of 1951 the Joint Chiefs of Staff reevaluated the mobilization program and set a new goal of twenty-one active duty combat divisions by 31 December 1955. 442-45; Bernard C. Nalty and Morris J. 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Korean War; Named Groupings; Ribbon's & Bars; Shop All; US Army Air Patches; US Army DI's; US Army Flashes & Ovals; US Army Patches; US Coast Guard Patches; US Navy Patches; US Navy Rates ; USMC Patches; WW 1; WW 2 Homefront; WW 2 Non Combatant; Publications; Info Patrick … The one exception was the 25th Infantry Division, which fielded a black regimental combat team built around the 24th Infantry. 122-25, 294; National Guard Bureau, "Induction and Release of Army National Guard Units," pp. The 4th Armored Division landed at Utah Beach on D-Day plus 5, July 11th. The Division landed on Omaha and Utah Beaches, 13–14 August 1944, and assigned to 3rd Army. Find this Pin and more on Sherman Tank by Jose Capricorn. "Name Enough" "Rolling Fourth" 5th Armored Division – "Victory"; probably from the Roman numeral 5, which is a "V" (for "victory"). Schnabel, Policy and Direction, pp. The M103 (T43) tank armed with a 120-mm. The debate again surfaced as to whether all divisional aviation should be located in one unit since they usually used the same airfield. Concerned about the effects of demobilization because of events in Southeast Asia (the French were on the verge of withdrawing from that area), Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson suspended further reductions in the Far East Command on 7 April 1954, Although the Army could retain National Guard designations for five years, Secretary Wilson decided to release the 28th, 31st, 37th, and 43d Infantry Divisions to state control in June 1954. As the United States assumed leadership of the Western democracies, a ready force, backed by fully manned and equipped reserves, took on added significance. 105). Although limited manpower mobilization in the United States solved many personnel problems in the Far East Command, divisions continued to lack trained infantry and artillery troops. He graduated in 1916, then was commissioned into the Engineer Branch of the United States Army and commanded a company of the 7th Engineer Regiment at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas from 1917 to 1918. 237, 247, 503; Walter G. Hermes, Truce Tent and Fighting Front, United States Army in the Korean War (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1966), p. 472. : Scholarly Resources Inc., 1981), pp. 1-18. 1, pp. 56-57; Coakley et al., "Demobilization," pp. Prior to 1951, when soldiers went overseas to fight, their tour was usually for the duration of the war. The 71st, with its headquarters at Fort Richardson, Alaska, included units in Alaska and the northwestern United States. When the war ended on November 11, 1918, the Ivy Division had earned five battle streamers. 21-24. Since a large portion of its personnel and equipment had been withdrawn earlier to meet other demands in Korea, the 3d Division had fewer than 5,000 men. Due to the heavy losses sustained by the division, Walker decided to transfer all personnel and equipment from the 34th Infantry and the 63d Field Artillery Battalion to other units in the division, replacing them with the 5th Regimental Combat Team (organized around the 5th Infantry), which had recently arrived from Hawaii. In addition, because of the Army's severe manpower shortages divisions in Europe were also reorganized under the reduced tables that same summer, and the tables were applied to the 25th Infantry Division, posted at Schofield Barracks, the following year, Besides looking at the organizational tables for possible personnel cuts, the Army examined the individual replacement system. After the Korean War budgetary constraints exacerbated the manning conditions, while the general reliance of the Eisenhower administration on nuclear deterrence put the fiscal emphasis on weapons systems rather than on the combat divisions. The reserve had to be quickly rebuilt for other contingencies, particularly for Western Europe, where many national leaders feared a major challenge from the Soviet Union. Ships that carried the 40th and 45th Infantry Divisions to Korea brought the 1st Cavalry Division and 24th Infantry Division back to Japan. 4th Armored Division. Cemeteries & Memorials; Burial Search; About Us; Education; Facebook; Twitter; YouTube; Instagram; ABMC Headquarters 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: 703-584-1501. 2640; SS, G-1 for CofS, sub: Training Center Designations, Tab A, 15 Dec 55, G-1 S 323.3, Division General file, DAMH-HSO. For the reconnaissance squadron the tables provided for the new M41 light tank, nicknamed the "Walker Bulldog" for General Walker, who had been killed in a jeep accident in Korea. Schnabel, Policy and Direction, pp. 7th Infantry Division. TOE 7, Infantry Division, 15 May 1952; TOE 17, Armored Division, 29 Dec 1952; TOE 57, Airborne Division, 1 Jan 1952; James C. Smith, "Centralized Operations," Army Aviation Digest 1 (Mar 1955): 19-25; Joseph Bonanno, "The Helicopter in Combat," Ordnance 37 (MarApr 1954): 868-72; Donald F. Harrison, "A History of Army Aviation," ch. TOE 7, Infantry Division, 15 May 1952; TOE 17, Armored Division, 29 Dec 1952; TOE 57, Airborne Division, I Jan 1952; Lloyd Norman, "The New Look Strategy," Combat Forces Journal 4 (Feb 1954): 15-20. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1954 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1960), pp. Since World War II, the division has been involved in the Korean War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Persian Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, and several other operations. TOE 7-11, Infantry Regiment, 15 May 1952; "Tools for the Fighting Man: Small Arms," Armed Forces Talk (18 Jan 1952) pp. Divisions in combat, however, centralized their aircraft under divisional aviation officers who organized provisional aviation companies, The Army made more significant changes in the armored division. The new medium tank, the M47, had an improved fire control system and a high-velocity 90-mm. In October 1953 the staff designated the 1st Armored Division and 44th Infantry Division as 30-day reinforcement units for NATO and named the 82d Airborne Division as the Western Hemisphere's contingency force. Cemeteries & Memorials; Burial Search; About Us; Education; Facebook; Twitter; YouTube; Instagram; ABMC Headquarters 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: 571-842-0020. 3, p. 1; Ltr, TAG to CG, Second Army, 21 Feb 51, sub: Activation of the 5th Infantry Division (Training), AGAO-1 322 (2 Feb 51) G -1-M, 5th Inf Div file, and Historical Data Card 5th Inf Div, DAMH-HSO; Robert W. Coakley, Karl E. Cocke, Daniel P. Griffin, "Demobilization Following the Korean War," OCMH Study 29, pp. Fehrenback, This Kind of War: A Study in Unpreparedness (New York: Macmillan Company, 1963), p. 202; Ltr, Henry P. Carrington to Edgar M. Howell, 18 Nov 50, 63d Field Artillery Battalion file, DAMH-HSO; Military History Section, "A Brief History of the 34th Infantry Regiment" (United States Army Forces, Far East, Nov 1954), 34th Infantry file, DAMN-HSO. On I September 1959 the Army terminated GYROSCOPE, following the recommendations of General Clyde D. Eddleman, Commander, U.S. Army, Europe, who believed that other replacement systems worked better with less disruption. Schnabel, Policy and Direction, pp. Between 1 July 1953 and 1 July 1956, the Congress, at the president's request, cut the active Army from 1.5 to 1 million men, a reduction that required major adjustments in divisional forces, By that time the annual load in the training centers had stabilized at a lower peacetime level, and the Army Staff had turned its attention to improving the General Reserve, particularly as a reenforcement force for Europe. In September 1951 the only units in which Puerto Ricans could serve outside the Caribbean area were elements of the 65th Regimental Combat Team in Korea. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Harry S. Truman, January 1, 1950 to December 1950 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1965), p. 532. Stillwaugh, "Personnel Policies," ch. In 1952 General Mark W. Clark reorganized the Far East Command as a unified command with U.S. Army Forces, Far East, as the Army's element. When the Chinese entered the war in the fall of 1950 the United Nations reverted to an attrition strategy, but one which depended on firepower rather than manpower. A 105-mm. The 3d Armored Division was then converted from a training to a combat unit, Although total Army strength declined and the reserves were released, the Army remained committed to an active force of twenty divisions. To meet the Far East Command's requirement for an improved antitank weapon, 3.5-inch rocket launchers were rushed to the theater. SS, G-3 for CofS, 18 Dec 51, sub: Implementation of the Approved Outline Plan, Army Reserve Forces, 326 (5 Dec 51), Army Reserve Forces Conference, Department of the Army, Army Field Forces, Continental Armies, Fort Monroe, Virginia, 5-9 Nov 1951, Memo for Record, OCofS, 20 Dec 51, sub: Implementation of the Army Reserve Force Reserve Divisional Reorganization, GS 326 (19 Nov 51), and DA Army Reserve Forces Program Summary, 1 Mar 52, all Army Reserve Reference files, Ltr, TAG to CG, Second Army, 18 Apr 52, sub: Change in Status of Certain Army Reserve Divisions, AGAO-I 322 Army Res (6 Mar 52) G-3-M, Ltr, TAG to CG, Third Army, 23 Feb 52, same subject, AGAO-I 322 Army Res (28 Jan 52), Ltr, TAG to CG, Fourth Army, 21 Feb 52, same subject, AGAO-I 322 Army Res (30 Jan 52) G-3-M, Ltr, TAG to CG, Fifth Army, 13 Feb 52, same subject, AGAO-I 326 (25 Jan 52) G -3-M, Ltr, TAG to CG, Sixth Army, 22 Feb 52, same subject, AGAO-I 322 Army Res (29 Jan 52), all AG Reference files, and Historical Data Cards, Army Reserve divisions, all DAMH-HSO. Hoge later directed Combat Command B of the 9th Armored Division, in its heroic actions in the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge, and in its celebrated capture of the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen. On 20 December the Vice Chief of Staff, General John E. Hull, delayed reduction in the number of Reserve Corps divisions until 31 December 1952 but directed the reorganization and redesignation of airborne and armored divisions as infantry as soon as practicable. 746-47; "Induction and Release of Army National Guard Units," pp. The next day Task Force Smith, elements of the 24th Infantry Division, the closest to Korea at Kobura, Japan, deployed to Suwon, South Korea, by air. At the height of the Korean War the active Army had eight divisions in the Far East, five in Germany, and a seven division General Reserve in the United States. Instead, he favored dispatching a team from the 11th Airborne Division at Fort Campbell built around the 187th Airborne Infantry. The division was removed from the force when it was released from federal service in December 1954, In addition to fighting the war in Korea in the early 1950s, the nation committed forces to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). 120-27. A review of all divisional tables of organization resulted in slightly smaller divisions. Elements of the 2d arrived in Korea on 31 July, and the division entered combat in late August. Other commands were cannibalized for units, personnel, and equipment. For example, the organization at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, became the U.S. Army Training Center, Field Artillery, The savings that resulted from the revised tables of organization, modifications in the replacement system, and a reduction in the training base did not equal the required cuts in Army strength. Shortly thereafter the divisions were released from active federal service and reverted to state control. Within a year and a half the number of Army combat divisions on active duty went from ten to twenty. In July he asked for the 2d Infantry Division, stationed at Fort Lewis; a regimental combat team from the 82d Airborne Division at Fort Bragg; and some smaller units. In 1949, the 758th Tank Battalion was redesignated the 64th Heavy Tank Battalion, and assigned to the 2nd Armored Division. On 1 July of that year the Army authorized the new Far East commander, General Matthew B. Ridgway (Truman had relieved MacArthur the previous April) to integrate all units under his control, except for the 40th and 45th Infantry Divisions. US 4th Armored Division Officers Grouping WW2/Korea Vet This is a fantastic really complete WW2/KW Armored Officers grouping named to Calvin P Becker. Memo, G-1 for G-3, 24 Oct 50, sub: Development of Army's Position in a Complete Review of Civilian Components Structure, G-1 326 (24 Oct 50), and SS, G-3 for Cots, 5 Apr 51, sub: Development of Army Position in a Complete Review of Civilian Components Structure, G-3 326 (24 Oct 50), both Army Reserve file, DAMH-HSO. The units in the National Guard were to be maintained at 100 percent officer and 50 percent enlisted strength, while those in the Organized Reserve Corps were to have 100 percent of their officers but only an enlisted cadre. Prior to the redeployment of 24th Infantry Division to Korea in summer of 1953, elements of the 1st Cavalry Division and 24th Infantry Division had served there as security forces on a rotation basis since October 1952. As war clouds engulfed Europe, the 4th Division was reactivated on June 1, 1940 at Fort Benning, Georgia. It also theoretically made it possible to replace an entire division if it were destroyed in a nuclear attack, Beginning in 1955 fourteen divisions participated in the GYROSCOPE program (See Table 23 Below). and 4.2-inch mortars, and the number of automatic rifles was increased in the regiment, Improved aircraft technology provided all three types of divisions with new resources. In addition, the divisions in the United States were to conduct basic and advanced individual training, cutting the training base and providing each soldier with a home throughout most of his career. In Korea, he served on the staff of first the 10th Corps and then the 9th Corps. Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson approved the activation of another infantry division on 14 July 1950, but it was not until October that the 4th Infantry Division, which had been serving as a training division at Fort Ord, moved to Fort Benning to be reorganized as a combat unit. ABMC honors the services of overseas U.S. Armed Forces by maintaining and promoting America's overseas commemorative … Sep 9, 2020 - Explore Brad Carver's board "9th Armored Division" on Pinterest. l-4. No major reinforcements would be provided to the forces in Korea. The helicopter, boasting both vertical lift and hover capability, became a practical tactical and transport asset, playing a key role in supply and medical evacuation in Korea. The division has … Cemeteries & Memorials; Burial Search; About Us; Education; Facebook; Twitter; YouTube; Instagram; ABMC Headquarters 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: 703-584-1501. Shortly thereafter the 2d and 3d Infantry Divisions, reduced to near zero strength in Korea, replaced the National Guard 44th and 47th Infantry Divisions at Forts Lewis and Benning. At the end of World War II, two 6th Armored Division G3 officers, Majors Paul L. Bogen and Clyde J. Burke along with Aide-de-Camp Captain Cyrus R. Shockey, compiled a Combat Record of the Sixth Armored Division in the European Theatre of … 9th Armored Div. Nevertheless, the end of the fighting in Korea brought new reductions, which resulted in fewer Army divisions by the end of the decade than during the war. Prisoner of war: 83; Official history. 1-15; Walter H. Ramsey, "The Big Bazooka: Russian Tanks Were No Match for Our 3.5-Inch Weapon," Ordnance 35 (May-Jun 1951): 638-40. Stillwaugh, "Personnel Policies," ch. They hoped such a system would avoid alienating the general public and maintain the morale of the soldiers themselves. Those units, dubbed "Wilson Divisions" after Secretary of Defense Wilson, who approved their activation while cutting the strength of the Army, made use of existing regimental combat teams. As noted, training centers failed to meet the demand for replacements, but the political decision to limit mobilization precluded expanding the existing training centers or opening others, forcing the Army to use combat divisions to perform that function, The Korean War brought about a major social change that touched all units throughout the Army. 48-58. 1-2 (Secret, material used unclassified), DAMN-HSR. During the interwar years, Hoge graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and from the United States Army Command and General Staff College. He saw action in the Ardennes, Central Europe, Northern France, Normandy, and Rhineland Campaigns, Becker also served during the Korean War. 8-9. 4th Armored Division, 35th Tank Battalion M4A3E8 Sherman, Czechoslovakia 1945. Because of their scattered divisional elements, the Army Staff labeled the divisions "static units," indicating that they were not capable of early deployment, With further cuts on the horizon for the Regular Army, the Army Staff had to economize on manpower if it was to maintain twenty divisions. Also, post-World War II social attitudes increased the demand for integration. 2-3, 1954, p. 15; see notes based on NG-AROTO (National Guard Bureau-Organization and Training Branch) 325.4. letters, 1952-54, author's files; "Illinois Declines Allotment to Reorganize 44th Division," Army Times, 9 Jan 54; "Protests Rip Illinois Guard; Generals Urge Boyle's Removal," Army Times, 16 Jan 54; Ltr, NGB to AG, Illinois, 17 Feb 54, sub: Withdrawal of Federal Recognition, National Guard Units, NG-AROTO 325.4-111, 44th Inf Div file, DAMH-HSO. 18, 82d Cong., 1st Sess., Apr 1951; SS, G-1 for CofS, sub: Training Center Designations, 15 Dec 55, SS, DCSPER for CofS, same subject, 27 Jan 56, DCSPER S 323, and DOD News Release No. No separate aviation unit won approval, and technically the aircraft remained dispersed to the various units throughout the divisions. The army commanders urged that all divisions in the Organized Reserve Corps be infantry divisions because they believed that the reserves could not adequately support armored and airborne training. Various barriers-language, cultural differences, inadequate training, and unfamiliarity with Army organization, weapons, and tactics-hindered the program from achieving its goal. 29-38. CONARC and Sixth Army, 6 Sep 56, same subject, AGAO-O 322 (9 Aug 56) DCSPER, 71st Inf Div file, DAMH-HSO. Ridgway planned to organize another armored division, raising the Regular Army total to four, but tank production lagged, preventing its formation until 1955. General William Morris Hoge (January 13, 1894 – October 29, 1979) was a United States Army officer who fought in World War I, World War II and the Korean War, with a military career spanning nearly forty years. Most young men were uninterested in military service, and for the few who were the active Army lacked the resources to provide basic training and the National Guard proved more attractive than the Army Reserve. Hoge retired from active duty in January 1955 to his hometown of Lexington, Missouri, then turned to the private sector as Chairman of the Board of Interlake Steel. ABMC honors the services of overseas U.S. Armed Forces by maintaining and promoting America's overseas commemorative … The Army Staff immediately began working to bring the divisions up to their full table of organization and equipment strength, Initially individual reservists recalled to active duty filled Regular and Guard divisions, but to maintain them and other divisions, as well as organize new units, the Army Staff relied on volunteers and draftees who were schooled in existing or reactivated training centers. Tank companies were equipped with the M24 light tank because the Far East Command had feared that heavier tanks would damage Japanese roads and bridges. Six months later, before the decision to mobilize 20 divisions due to the Korean War, the committee reported that the Army needed 18 divisions on active duty-12 Regular Army and 6 National Guard-and 33 reserve divisions to back them up. Florida, 17 Oct 55, sub: Allotment, Conversion, Redesignation, Organization, Reorganization and Withdrawal of Federal Recognition, Army National Guard Units, NG-AROTO 325.4-Fla, FL NG file, Ltr, NGB to AG, Tennessee, 20 Oct 54, sub: National Guard Troop Allotment (Tennessee), 20 Oct 54, NG-AROTO 325.4-Tenn, TN NG file, and GO 33, North Carolina National Guard, 18 Oct 54, NC state file, DAMH-HSO; Report of the Chief: National Gt«rrd Bureau, 1955, p. 15, and 1956, p. 21. Robert Smith, U.S Army, 4th Armored Division Captured April 1945 during a POW rescue mission. 29-38. In any future war on the Korean Peninsula, U.S. and South Korean forces would encounter a familiar foe: the Korean People’s Army (KPA) 105th Armored Division. It was the first armored division of the United States' Army to see battle in World War II. To bring these and other divisions in the General Reserve up to war levels, the 5th Infantry, 7th Armored, and 101st Airborne Divisions, which had been operating training centers, were inactivated and their personnel reassigned. Further reductions required the commanders of United States Army, Caribbean, and Sixth Army to inactivate the 23d and 71st Infantry Divisions in 1956. In October the 25th Infantry Division with its personnel and equipment moved from Korea to Hawaii, where it became part of the Pacific area reserve. Under the Korean Augmentation to the United States Army (KATUSA) program, approximately 8,600 Koreans were to serve in each American division as soldiers. Divisions in Japan were completing a reorganization that reflected greatly reduced manning and equipment levels. 48-58; Report of the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, 1955, pp. After much debate in Washington, Truman sanctioned its deployment. The system traditionally required the Army to maintain a large manpower overhead as a substantial percentage of its soldiers were always in transit. Eventually Tennessee and North Carolina, which shared the 30th Infantry Division, each agreed to maintain a division; Tennessee organized the 30th Armored Division, while North Carolina organized the 30th Infantry Division, In 1955 Congress again legislated measures to improve the reserves. The method of exchange revived a technique that had been developed during World War II. In 1948 President Truman had directed desegregation of the armed forces, but the Army was slow, as were the other services, to respond. Hoge Barracks, the transient housing operation at Fort Leavenworth, is named in his honor. 9, pp. 86-87, 90-94; Stubbs and Connor, Armor-Cavalry, p. 77. In June 1950, when a Soviet trained and armed North Korean army attacked South Korea, the Cold War turned hot. 9th Armored Div. The trend in most organizations, however, was to save personnel and increase firepower. Chapter IX: The Korean War and its Aftermath. The continental army commanders implemented the new Army Reserve troop basis in 1955 piecemeal. See more ideas about Armor, World war ii, World war. During much of this time, the 4th Armored Division (led by the 37th Tank Battalion) ... Due to Abrams' service in Europe and his War College tour, he joined the Korean War late in the conflict. In the past native Puerto Ricans were assigned exclusively to Puerto Rican units. Karl Cocke, "The Reserve Components," OCMH Study 130, pp. See more ideas about world war ii, wwii, world war two. Ltr, NGB to AG, California, 15 Jun 54, sub: Organization, Conversion, Reorganization, and Redesignation of National Guard Units (40th Division), NG-AROTO 325.4-Calif (4 Jun 54), 40th Inf Div file, Ltr, NGB to CofS, Div of Military and Naval Affairs, New York, 15 Dec 54, sub: Organization, Reorganization, Conversion, and Redesignation, National Guard Units of the 27th Infantry Division to be the 27th Armored Division, NG-AROTO 325.4-NY (13 Dec 54). The 40th and 45th Infantry Divisions moved to Japan, where they completed their training. Coakley et al., "Demobilization," pp. The latter, except for the 82d Airborne Division, served in a training capacity, mostly providing replacements for the overseas forces. Hoge moved to his son's farm in Kansas in October 1975 and he died suddenly on October 29, 1979 at Munson Army Hospital, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Units in the other regional commands integrated soon thereafter, Hostilities ended in Korea on 23 July 1953 when the United Nations and North Korea signed an armistice, but demobilization, like mobilization, did not follow a preplanned course. After many revisions of the blueprints for a residual force in Korea, the Department of Defense instructed the services to plan for three divisions, one Army, one Marine, and one United Nations, plus combat support and combat service support units to remain there. recoilless rifle found a place within the regiment, as did the more powerful 3.5-inch "bazooka," a rocket fired from a shoulder position. 298-300; Truman, Papers of the President, 1950, pp. William Westmoreland fought in WWII in Europe, then led a regiment in Korea, before taking command of all US forces in Vietnam. For example, the 11th Airborne Division from Fort Campbell replaced the 5th Infantry Division in Germany in 1956, but the 5th's new station was Fort Ord, a former training center. By May 1951, however, 61 percent of the line infantry companies in Korea had both white and black soldiers because little consideration was given to replacement by race. Nevertheless, the Regular Army, National Guard, and Army Reserve divisions all suffered from a lack of personnel. As a result, the 24th Infantry Division, in the midst of moving to Japan, reversed its course and rejoined the 7th Infantry Division in Korea Coakley et al., "Demobilization," pp. The division landed at Utah Beach on 24 July 1944 and moved into combat on 2 August. By then military leaders had decided the large undermanned force of fifty-two divisions developed after World War II was unrealistic. These were reorganized under reduced tables that called for approximately 14,500 officers and enlisted men. 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