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To: Winstons Julia

I was in Germany when they built that damn thing and it caused all the troops stationed there to be extended for a number of months. I was supposed to rotate back to the states after 24 months but had to stay until my enlistment ran out, which made my stay 31 months instead. None of us were too happy, except for the fact that the war that was expected to start over the building of the wall never happened, but we did have to go on alert.


2 posted on 08/13/2011 2:06:05 PM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

Thank you for your service.


3 posted on 08/13/2011 2:06:57 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: calex59
A buddy was stationed in West Germany. He had a Masters in German from the U of Missouri.
He was a “listener” to East German radio traffic.

His insights were fun...

7 posted on 08/13/2011 2:26:26 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: calex59

I was in the Philippines when they built the wall. The entire PACAF went on full alert. Didn’t make much sense to me then.


9 posted on 08/13/2011 2:34:03 PM PDT by Ax
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To: calex59
I knew a guy that was also in Germany at the time, a newly minted
junior officer. His unit was rushed into West Berlin, and he said
the aircraft above the convoy had red stars, not white.
12 posted on 08/13/2011 2:53:09 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: calex59

I was in the states when the Soviets moved to build the wall in Berlin. I had an MOS that seemed certain to be chosen and I expected to be called back to duty. However, my length of obligation ended shortly afterward. Those were nervous times as no one expected that the USA would sit back and let the Russians move unilaterally.


22 posted on 08/13/2011 4:54:09 PM PDT by Melchior
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