This is a photo of me taken near Fulda, Germany (then West Germany) in 1977. I was on top of my M60A1 tank. It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood of more than 200,000 Warsaw Pact troops we thought were going to roll over us like Patton though a Peace Rally.
They never attacked.
We all came home. And all of my 1st Battalion, 70th Armor homies are gathering in Wiesbaden Germany next year for a reunion. I did not sign up because I thought I would have other plans--an all-expense-paid trip to another middle eastern nation. But I did not go.
I won't be going to the reunion because we are saving for a trip to Rwanda. But maybe I'll catch their next reunion in the US. All those guys look a lot older now!!!