Re: [8thdivmodern] Driver License, Germany, 69-71
- The stories we have from there! 42 years ago around this time of year we left, seems like yesterday. The M114s were a blast to tool around in, I missed those when I got transferred to C company, but shooting the big gun was fun too. I have all my pictures from recon platoon and C company. JimFrom: Jeff Griffin <kb2m@...>
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 5:27 PM
Subject: RE: [8thdivmodern] Driver License, Germany, 69-71We always had fun crossing the V area on the way back from the rail head returning from a Baumholder or Grafenwöhr field trip. It was a race the whole way, great fun !JeffFrom: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of James Turner
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 2:59 PM
Subject: Re: [8thdivmodern] Driver License, Germany, 69-71Jeff Good question everybody else needs a defensive driving course. I remember chasing Sunderlands M114 in the V-area should have seen the look on his face until he figured out who it was!Hey Jim, why would you need to take a defensive driving course to drive an M60A1 JJeff Griffin3/68 Headquarters company 1969-1971Was this a drivers license to drive a car that one owned. I had a military license to drive a jeep, M114 and M60 but never had to take a defensive driving course. I was 3/68th in Mannheim from 69-71. JimAnyone remember in order to get a license, no matter who you were you had to attend a Defensive Drivers Class. I was one of the instructors that had to show the gory Ohio State Patrol, vintage 1950's movies.
One benefit I got was, an officer in my class was a Huey pilot from Finthem, air base. He asked me to give a couple of classes there in exchange for a copper ride. I did and it was fantastic. We flew all over the area as we listened to the Armed Forces Radio Network playing