CWO2 Henry Gettman served with HHC, 1/2ACR from 1953 until 1955 in Bindlach as battalion motors officer, so I spent my first birthday in Bayreuth. This was the last place (Pegnitz 1954) dad ever competed in marksmanship competition.
Most of his medals were stolen years before I had a chance to inventory them and get pictures. A priceless legacy of his years of competition, the happiest of his life, are gone forever. Of the hundreds of medals he won, each meticulously stored in its original little box, only a few remain tossed together in a small cardboard container. Only newspaper articles, some old photos, and a few files and certificates are left to tell of his marksmanship skills all those years ago.
I'd like to share some of it with you and keep the memory alive a little longer.