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Old 05-09-2018, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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When I was in the army stationed in Hanau, Germany during major alerts my bn (23rd eng bn) would go to Fulda. I especially remember at night while I was on guard duty I saw ALOT of lights with guards, a fence & barbed wire. I don't think that was east Germany. Right ? I am quite sure it was Fulda I was at. I think Fulda is about 1 hr east of Hanau. I always thought all these years I was looking at east Germany. During my 2 yr tour I never visited berlin, Amsterdam & Stuttgart & I regret that. This was before the wall came down.
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Old 05-09-2018, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I checked the info online & I was right. It was east Germany & the soviets I was looking at. I did bring my camera & the commanding officer said NO picture taking.....period. He didn't explain why & you don't question your CO.
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:06 PM
 
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Didn't know Fulda was in east Germany. My grandmother had relatives there, think in Pomerania and in Riga ,latvia.
My dad's side is bavarian and we have relatives in the Black Forest.yeah, you don't want to get caught taking any pictures of the russians,
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:49 PM
 
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Please pull up a map of Germany!!!
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Old Today, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Didn't know Fulda was in east Germany. My grandmother had relatives there, think in Pomerania and in Riga ,latvia.
My dad's side is bavarian and we have relatives in the Black Forest.yeah, you don't want to get caught taking any pictures of the russians,
Fulda is west Germany. It was just strange to me looking at armed men that were also looking at us. If I took pictures (I forgot camera) & got caught I would of been given a article 15. Pulling guard duty at night was kind of scary. The lights in east Germany were blinding & it was quite a experience.
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Old Today, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Fulda is west Germany. It was just strange to me looking at armed men that were also looking at us. If I took pictures (I forgot camera) & got caught I would of been given a article 15. Pulling guard duty at night was kind of scary. The lights in east Germany were blinding & it was quite a experience.
Fulda, geographically, represents a strategic corridor where Soviet forces could drive an armoured attack through the heart of West German territory towards the Rhine. Hence the US armed forces were located in this area in a defensive position.
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