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View Diary: On Raising My Children To Be Free -- Free To Leave The U.S.A. (275 comments)

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  •  Just curious (0+ / 0-)

    when were you in Germany. I was station at Schwabstadl with the 534th Signal in 1980/81 with the Pershing 2

      •  I'm calling it B.S. (0+ / 0-)

        that you served.

        •  Why, because I did not answer you in a few (0+ / 0-)

          minutes after you posted? Dude, it is Saturday. My daughter had a softball game (my wife is the coach) and my son had baseball practice. I answered upon my return and have tried to faithfully participate since I published the diary.

          I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. - Susan B. Anthony

          by pajoly on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 04:46:05 PM PST

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          •  My commander was Capt. Frank Fiala (0+ / 0-)

            I was in Bravo Battery at the Badenerhof Kaserne. You can see it here.

            http://www.youtube.com/...

            I found a pic of my Captain.Seems he is living in Huntsville. What I remeber most about him was he had long legs and ran easily. Even at over 6'3", if never liked running and in those vineyards overlooking the town, though the view was nice, running sucked...especially in a formation of drying out guys who'd had many a Hoffbrau the night before. We called the accompanying gas the "purple haze." What more would you like to know?

            I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. - Susan B. Anthony

            by pajoly on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 04:56:43 PM PST

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    •  Heilbronn in 1984-85 (5+ / 0-)
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      corvo, Dvalkure, la58, Lonely Texan, CalvinV

      52nd Field Artillery, Pershing 2

      I enjoyed the heck out of Germany and have nothing but fond memories of the place. Mark rate was as high as 3.6 to the dollar. NCOs buying decent used Bimmers and Mercedes. I loved the trains and the Autobahn. Sometimes we just got on a train, checked our pockets, and said, "Hmm, we've enough to go X far, spend a night, find a place to crash and come back." Sometimes we'd rent a Golf and drive 110MPH on perfect roads.

      I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. - Susan B. Anthony

      by pajoly on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 11:32:46 AM PST

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    •  By the way, if you've the integrity (0+ / 0-)

      an apology would be nice.

      I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. - Susan B. Anthony

      by pajoly on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 05:01:54 PM PST

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