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Old 12-26-2017, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by dhgaddie View Post
I jumped into Wildflecken more than once with the 509th Airborne ABCT. On July 15, 1976, Charlie Capps and Mike Rohrer collided coming out of a C130 and died in a jump there. I think there is a plague beside DZ Hammelburg remembering them. Both good men. Charlie was a close friend.
I didn't know Hammelburg had a DZ. Their back 40 use to butt up against my Platoon Leader's house (on the economy) when I was stationed in Bad Kissingen. He and his wife would watch the impact of practice arty (by the Bundeswehr) with field glasses.

It's possible the old DZ was turned into an impact area when I was there in BK in the late 80's. If I take my son back to Germany (he was 3 when I DEROS'd on my last tour) we'll look for the plaque and ask if their MOUT site is still intact. It was easier than scheduling a trip to Hohenfels or Grafenwoehr.

It's always a joy to see the WTA thread jump back on the first page.
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