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Re: [8thdivmodern] Driver License, Germany, 69-71

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  • James Turner
    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
    Message 1 of 6 , Apr 12, 2013
      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. Jim

      From: Jeff Griffin <kb2m@...>
      To: 8thdivmodern@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 5:27 PM
      Subject: RE: [8thdivmodern] Driver License, Germany, 69-71
       
      We 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 !
       
      Jeff
       
      From: 8thdivmodern@yahoogroups.com [mailto:8thdivmodern@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of James Turner
      Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 2:59 PM
      To: 8thdivmodern@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [8thdivmodern] Driver License, Germany, 69-71
       
       
      Jeff 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!
       
      From: Jeff Griffin <kb2m@...>
      To: 8thdivmodern@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 2:44 PM
      Subject: RE: [8thdivmodern] Driver License, Germany, 69-71
       
      Hey Jim, why would you need to take a defensive driving course to drive an M60A1 J
       
      Jeff Griffin3/68 Headquarters company 1969-1971
       
      From: 8thdivmodern@yahoogroups.com [mailto:8thdivmodern@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of James Turner
      Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 12:40 PM
      To: 8thdivmodern@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [8thdivmodern] Driver License, Germany, 69-71
       
       
      Was 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. Jim
       
      From: "dannegger@..." <dannegger@...>
      To: 8thdivmodern@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 11:03 AM
      Subject: [8thdivmodern] Driver License, Germany, 69-71
       
      Anyone 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
      60-70's music.

      JD.
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