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In my day, 58/60, The Green Goose was named The La Paloma, got carried out of there by 2 MP's in 59, to drunk to walk and causing a ruckus !
E Troop 1968-1970.
Thanks for the assist, John. I appreciate that.
Need some help guys...
Does anyone know where we got the word "Gak" for an East German Border Command Guard allowed outside the fence?
Its been a while since visiting Dragoon Base. I recently seen in the Army News about a tank crew in Poland experienced a run away tank. They could not stop it as it rolled down a hill crashing into a bunch of trees. The Driver kissed the hull broke his back, the loader apparently had his leg pinched off in the turret, The gunner A FEMALE!! injured her hip. YES! a girl gunner / tank crewman. Politicians ruining everything, but then again its not like we have a whole battalion of Female Tank Crewmen! From My years of experience they wouldn't last, nor make it a career. Holding the Title "Tanker" is one thing, serving as one is another. What idiot designed the modern day physical attributes of being a TANKER? I know from DS status My Company was assigned the first Coed Male Female Basic Training. "ONLY ONCE! "
I held a question and answer session toward the end of Graduation. Joe hated every thought of a female during his Basic Training, and I'm sure some even refused to purchase their graduation memoir. There were training standards set for females and one for males. The problem for cadre was keeping them separated. There would be no females in Armor if we had the old M-60 series Tank. A tanker bar in those days along with manually adjusting track with the heavy " little joe" wrench would send females back home from AIT quick.
Bamberg, 1981 to 1984 Echo Troop 19E20
And in the interests of full disclosure, I probably could find that place in my sleep from all the times I....ugh...ahem.....escorted other guys there. Yeah, that's the ticket.
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