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”

Die Schwarze Katze

D. E. Larsen, DVM “I think we should caravan out to Bad Helmstedt,” Ed announced. It was getting late, and the snow has been falling all evening. There was still a sizable group at the club but the reality of the evening coming to a close was upon us. I looked at the label onContinue reading “Die Schwarze Katze”

Events of August 20 – 23, 1968

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”