Events of August 20 – 23, 1968: From the Archives; it has happened before!

D. E. Larsen, DVM August 20th was an unusually warm day for Northern West Germany. Our operations building and the attached maintenance shop had our small air conditioners running full blast. They were only needed on rare occasions here. Still, some of the equipment was temperature-sensitive, and on these rare hot days we needed someContinue reading “Events of August 20 – 23, 1968: From the Archives; it has happened before!”

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”