Gene Bane ©Stars and StripesVilseck, Germany, February, 1961: Pfc. John Reiss of the 8th Infantry Ranger platoon passes out eggs to fellow Rangers, but it has nothing to do with Easter. During the Winter Shield II exercise, the eggshells are filled with powder and used as simulated hand grenades.

RELATED MATERIAL: Read four stories about Winter Shield II from Stars and Stripes' February 3, 1961 edition: "Aggressors" start Shield attack with river crossings'NATO' units set to attack Engineers battle river, weather to open games Rangers combine mobility, stealth

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