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Since you asked... 4 Replies

Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by Jeff Jarriel Aug 18, 2019.

That time the NAZI's invaded Camp Gates...in 1987

Started by Jeff Jarriel Aug 17, 2019.

Another Border Story. Almost accidental WWIII... 1 Reply

Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by MARK PILLOW Aug 16, 2019.

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Comment by Sigmund Fertig on June 26, 2020 at 7:17pm

Harold, I vaguely remember that incident with the group being caught on the wrong side of the border, took a week and the Commanding General of USEUAR to get them freed if'n I remember right.

Comment by harold goldstein on June 26, 2020 at 6:25pm

Remember Chief, a flag of tyranny is a flag of tyranny.

I CRINGE WHEN i SEE THESE nazi bastards walking freely here.

Comment by harold goldstein on June 26, 2020 at 6:21pm

I never blamed the German Soldier.  He was doing his duty in fighting.

I had dinner one night with a SS Officer and told him what I was doing to his sister.

Comment by harold goldstein on June 26, 2020 at 6:18pm

No Chief and I do not get into politics.  Those statues are of anti American Nazi type soldiers that I would  kill in a heartbeat.

No politics

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 26, 2020 at 4:07pm

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 26, 2020 at 4:05pm

 Not trying to get politics, just passing on the law passed by Congress in 1958 that protected all statues, burial sites of soldiers from both North and South..My father in law was a German soldier in WW2 -  he was not a Nazi just a average guy who was called up to serve, like my father WW2 and his father WW1 before him,  just like us answering the call of the colors,  a soldier is a soldier, Chief

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 26, 2020 at 3:30pm

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 26, 2020 at 2:57pm

OK here's a story for you, communication guys, This incident happened to me in 1965 at our annual tank gunnery in Graf., I was assigned to Hq Company S/3 section. our base station was set up in a typical building, half was used as operation the other half with cots, since we needed good communications with tank unit's out on the ranges, the section Sgt. told me to put up,I think it was called 2-92 it came in a canvas bag with aluminum pipes you put together the more you put together a higher it got, last piece of the puzzle was a Bakelite piece you put on the end and attached 3 or 4 smaller antennas. after it was altogether, I think it was 20 feet more or less, with guide wires to hold steady. Now comes the plan, to get maximum distance my section Sgt. said put on the roof Crump I kinda mentioned to him there was only two of us to erect this very hard and heavy by now long piece of metal, his answer was you can do it. okay was my response, I don't remember how we did it since we did not have a ladder but the two of us got the antenna up on the roof, okay now what do we do? So we grabbed the pole to push the antenna up I held on the pole while he grabbed one the guidelines slowly but surely it was going up but it came to a point of no return when both of us looked at each other and decided we needed to let go, unfortunately along beside the building was power lines, that supplied power to all the buildings on that side of post, did I mention we also had already installed the lead that ran in to the radio inside the office, I'll let your imagination take over from here, but the next day the post put out a stern letter that in the future antennas would not be placed on the roofs. I think that rule is still in effect. in the attached picture it's hard to see but you'll see where the antenna was placed as I suggested to my Sgt. alongside the building. Dragoon for life - Chief

Comment by Harry Warner on June 26, 2020 at 2:39pm

Hello Ernie, my northern neighbor.  All is good here, just all dressed up and nowhere to go.  Stay safe up there.  

Comment by ErnieKeel on June 26, 2020 at 2:29pm

Harold some pretty crazy stories there, think we all saw and heard a few sad and crazy things, dear john letters were no joke.

Shannon , you probably saw it but if you didn't, check out Ford vs ferrari on HBO now, pretty good race flick. Harry hope all is well "down" by you. My regards to all the oldtimers, stay well!


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