The Organized Reserve, later renamed the Army Reserve in 1952, has been a major contributor of soldiers to the United States Army in time of war or national emergency since its creation in 1908. For example, 240,000 Organized Reserve Corps/Army Reserve Corps soldiers were called up for the Korean War and 60,000 Army Reserve Soldiers were called up for the Berlin Crisis of 1961-1962.

During the Vietnam War, however, the United States Army Reserve (USAR) was not called up until after the Tet Offensive in 1968. These Army Reserve units served from 1968-1969 and consisted of about 5,000 soldiers belonging to logistics and maintenance units. Ward Zischke will talk about the transformation of the USAR and logistics in the 1960's and focus on the call up of the 826th Ordnance Col (Ammo) (DS/GS) (-) from Madison and Baraboo, WI, and 377th Light Maintenance Co. (DS) from Manitowoc, WI.

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