A Wrong Turn

D.E. Larsen, DVM In August of 1968, I became the non-commissioned officer in charge (NCOIC) of the electronic maintenance shop at a small border detachment near Schöningen, West Germany. The detachment was called Wobeck. Named after a tiny village nearby. Wobeck was located in the middle of an ancient elm forest on a small hillContinue reading “A Wrong Turn”

A German Ice Storm

D. E. Larsen, DVM The winter of nineteen sixty-eight and sixty-nine in Northern Germany was throwing everything it could at us. I had been maintenance NCOIC since the middle of the summer. This site had been a madhouse following the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia.  Snow and ice seem to be coming every week. If itContinue reading “A German Ice Storm”

Power Line Splice in Yellow Snow

D. E. Larsen, DVM The winter of 1968 in West Germany was cold, with multiple ice storms and plenty of snow. I had just been promoted to NCO in charge of the maintenance shop of a remote Army Security Agency Site at Wobeck.  Located in the middle of an ancient elm forest outside of theContinue reading “Power Line Splice in Yellow Snow”