Berlin: Ever Ready

Smoothly and quickly, Technical Sergeant John H. Simpson of East St. Louis. Ill., swung the 90-mm. gun barrel of his M48 Patton tank down a sandy lane in West Berlin's 15-sq. mi. Grunewald Forest, aimed at a dark green box 920 yards away. "If that was a Russian tank." he yelled. "I would have had him with one round before he backed into the bushes."

Simpson and 3,000 other U.S. soldiers last week were taking part in one of the biggest maneuvers ever staged in the cramped confines of West Berlin. Dubbed "Ever Ready...

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