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Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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Comment by Dave Gettman on November 5, 2010 at 11:19am
Yeah, Baader-Meinhof was still going strong when I got to Germany in 1972. Made guard duty just that much more "interesting".
Comment by James F. Burgos on November 5, 2010 at 11:13am
Ooooooppps ! " kind of " not " king of "
Comment by James F. Burgos on November 5, 2010 at 11:11am
How many of you Troopers pulled Guard Mount at the Ammo Dump ? Whenever I pulled guard duty, I always requested the Ammo Dump because that was the ONLY post that you actually drew ammo ! One road in, one road out, so the OD couldn't sneak up on you. You could see the jeep coming from two miles away. As soon as you relieved the standing guard, and the 3/4 ton truck left, you were on your own. NO problems. In '68 it DID get king of hairy though. Red Brigades, Bader-Meinhoff Gang, etc. One poor Soldat from the 12th Panzer GOT KILLED and his Gewar G-3 was taken.
Comment by Jesse Kelley on November 4, 2010 at 12:54pm
Thank you for the kool link Michael, I like jets and cobras!!!
Comment by Dave Gettman on November 4, 2010 at 11:58am
Sounds like home, Steve-O!!
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on November 4, 2010 at 11:55am
I think they all melted away,that was one soggy patrol,early Spring everything melting and turning to creeks in the hills. Some of the little streams we used to hop over were 5 feet wide all of a sudden and the water was friggin' COLD! That time of the year when the Graf dust turns to babyshit mud.
Comment by Michael Asahina on November 4, 2010 at 11:46am
Comment by Michael Asahina on November 4, 2010 at 11:30am
1985 Cobras fired upon by Czechs. Washington Post Incident comment. Los Angles Times
Comment by Dave Gettman on November 4, 2010 at 11:03am
Hope you went back and erased your tracks!
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on November 4, 2010 at 10:51am
I've pissed in East Germany several times.I also remember being on foot patrol, looking for the Border Stones,hard to find under the melting snow. We trudged up this hill by Modlereuth had to grab on the trees to pull ourselves up because it was so slick,and there were little streams everywhere from the runoff (No Gore-Tex boots then!) .Looked over to our left(we were headed S-N) and about 10 meters away was the Stone.We had gone probably 1/2 a kilck on the WRONG side!
 

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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888

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