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Letter: At Coleman Barracks

Kenny Davis writes:
I was in a movie theatre at Coleman Barracks near Mannheim, Germany. It was around 8 pm German time. They interrupted the movie and told us to report back to our Barracks. We were placed on alert and as I was in a tank battalion we loaded up and left the base for our field positions. I don't remember how long we stayed in the field, but it seemed like only a few days.

At that time I was scheduled to remain in Germany until my discharge in August 1965, but with the new chain of command my whole outfit returned to the US and was attached to the 82nd Airborne in Fort Bragg, NC in spring of 1964. This was good news for me for I was getting homesick for the US.
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