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Border Patrol

Many of us experienced a unique part of history patrolling the East German & Czechoslovakian Borders during the Cold war. Share those stories here with those who served on the border.

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Comment by Kenneth Morrow on December 2, 2008 at 7:08pm
My border duty was in Hof and Kronack from 60 to 63 and it was always very good duty. We relieved the 14th at Bad Kissingen Jan. thru Feb. 1963 this was not very good duty, it was soooo cold and everything was new. I don't think I every saw much sunshine during this tour.
The only thing good I can remember is I turned 22 while I was there.
Border duty was a very good job to have, better than playing army.
Best Regards, Ken Morrow

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