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I remember some unusual things that happened to me at the border camps. Most of the time I was at Camp May. We had had a snowball fight early one day and I fell down a hill and damaged some ligaments in my knee. I went to see the medic at Camp May and he ordered bed rest. Little did he or I know the severity of the damage. About 2300 hours that night we had a camp alert. We all fell out and stood in formation. The MP's were looking for injured personell. It seems that someone from the camp had gone on an unauthorized expedition in a border jeep into town and had a head on collision with a local comrad. Alcohol was involved, imagine that. I was about to pass out from the pain and was swaying from side to side from standing on one leg. Naturally I was taken in for interrogation at the head shed. Thankfully after listening to my story and verifying it with the medic they cleared me. I wound up in a German hospital for a few days and came out with a cast on my injured leg from my hipto my ankle.

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My first border patrol we were with some seasoned patrol leaders  we were at hof went out on night patrol ran in to a german biker party with a bunch of german sailors on leave an a few midgets.I do believe we close to the legal rd crossing .We ended up watching the folks get stupid drunk dragging us around showing us all kind of stuff an a fight broke out between a midget an a big guy trowing the midget across the table couple of times crazy days of getting food from folks in the 50 meter ab 1 k zone

I remember in the HOF sector an old tower we would climb to sit in and watch the other side , and walking out on the Nuremberg Bridge that crossed the border , the east side of course was gone , and the tri zonal point and the legal crossing point sitting above those all night watching the east change guards , but in GSR 99% of the time everyone left us alone , we were out all night while everyone else was sleeping

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