The deployment of the Pershing II Missile in West Germany in the 1980's got everyone riled up, and also got a lot of people interested in seeking new ways to co-exist, without the threat of nuclear bombs as a deterrent. The 56th FA Brigade does not exist anymore. The "START" treaties, and our agreements under those treaties, vastly reduced the number of nuclear weapons we keep and called for their complete removal from Germany. Because of this the 56th was "discontinued."
|The Pershing Cable|
|Key Chain, 3rd BN, 84th FA, 56th FA Brigade|
|Back of Keychain, Recovered at "Fort Redleg," 17 January 1985|