Inactivation of the Spearhead Division on 17 October 1992
at Brooks Field, Fort Knox, Kentucky
Four past 3rd Armored Division commanding generals attended,
as well as numerous other 3AD vets, families, and friends.
||In photo above, Command Sgt.
Major Richard L. Ross, right, passes the 3rd Armored Division
banner with battle ribbons to Lt. Gen. Frederick M. Franks, Jr.,
marking the official retirement of the Division. Watching at
far left is 4-star Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, Chief Of Staff, United
States Army. An earlier ceremony of inactivation from USAREUR
Command had taken place at Drake Kaserne in Frankfurt in January,
1992. However, Army regulations prescribe that a divisional "casing
of the colors," or final & complete inactivation, cannot
occur on foreign soil. In attendance at the Ft. Knox ceremony
were former Spearhead Commanding Generals Walter Kerwin, Jr.;
George Joulwan; Paul Funk; and Jerry Rutherford. Gen. Franks
had commanded the 7th Corps during 1989-91 in Germany and in
Gulf War I.
(Photo by Durell Hall, Jr., of the Louisville