European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Aug 23 1968, Page 7

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 23, 1968, Darmstadt, Hesse1, August 23, 1968 the stars and stripes d Page 7 hut vol Blu signal site six on beam by Steve Gibson staff writer rieseni5ach, g c r in a n y is fur away from guard rosters up and Parade formations arc six Vii corps soldiers who Man the 34th signal Fin s Jessup relay site Here. Lint also Distant Are the usual niceties like a poem club or even an Kes pick up Point. Regardless of what the site is missing the troops stationed at the isolated High spot Call ithome and would t leave unless ordered to do so. Some claim they Are so Content they Don t e v e n know How Many Days they be left in the army. Located 40 Miles from the nearest american Cavern jes up maintains the military radio link Between Schwa Ebisch Hall and Weer Burg. A we have three eight hour radio shifts explained sgt. Den Nis r. Spranger site Coic. When our men Aren t on duty they Are buffing floors working in the motor Pool on our three trucks or painting the place 1 sounds like fatigue duty in any other outfit except the Vii corps radioman Are on their own and their quarters and mess Hall arc far from usual since they Border on being a Stone fireplace overstuffed furniture bar photo lab and sin Gle rooms head the list of goodies which these six gis would t Trade. Thev also have a for i its outlay fall styles pitching in spec. 5 Bill Harper right and spec. 4 Glen Akins get an assist from Mary Lynne Durham open Hearth service club recreation director As they prepare pits for the w68 i Sarel u service club Horseshoe pitching tournament scheduled for the Graf service club. Aug. 24-25. Army photo Nuernberg. Germany is a bigger budget and shipping delays highlight european Exchange system clothing news for the fall Winter season. During the annual fall Winter press fashion show Here yes officials said an additional $600. 000 has been poured into cloth ing for gis and their families this season. Some1 new Back to school Fash ions already Are available in yes outlets throughout Europe. However officials said packing and shipping delays have set Back arrival dates for some clothing items until september and total of $13.6 million was spent this season for clothing for men. Women and children said Don Dean Deputy director of chemists serve All of Usa eur inventory management for . This compares with is 5 million spent a year a. Carlson Deputy director of yes store operations told reporters that shipments for Back to school items the first big Effort for the yes fall Winter season were scheduled to arrive in july so Dise could be in stores during , unusually Lau ship ments have forced us to reap Praise the situation and revamp our goal of 50 per cent Mer Chandise availability in july and 80 in August to a More general expectation of 90 per cent Avail ability in september Carlson said. Although no major clothing Price increases Are expected this season. Yes buyers said that prices will be up As much as5 to 10 per cent next Spring and summer because of increased Cost of cloth in the . Stereo with lots of records chess scrabble and Many More games to help pass Leisure hours. German and american relations could Only be a Soldier explained if there Wasat least one unattached girl be tween the Ages of 15 and 30 in Riesenbach. But there in chief Cook bottle Washer an dish Washer As Well As head shopper is spec. 4 Chris fran gos. Of new York City. "1 even have my own raise lettuce radishes and other vegetables for our salads the High site chef boasted. Frangos makes weekly Gro Cery runs to Heidelberg commis sary for vittles. And some econ omy shopping too. Sundays Are special for the even though they still must maintain operations. Fran gos prepares dinner or a Grill outside occasionally sharing the meal with a German family up i from set spec. 4 Alton e. K i 1 g o r bought a set of German self teaching records so the troop scan communicate with the neigh get around the stereo and practice our g e r m a n in the Kilgore said. Then we go around the site chanting German at each other All inspections Are rare at the site but they do happen. Our platoon Leader. 1st . David Hicks conies up for a inspection every few said spec. 4 George c. Adams. Because we never know when he is going to come we keep the place in pretty Good shape Al the time besides this is our said Adams. None of us can Slack off when there Are Only six of he said. Pfc. Robert l. Goulet planned that the four towers the radio set add Power to radio signal Between Hall and Wuerzburg sex and the Schwabish As Well As beam it in the Correct direction. Hanau Germany special Busy but still ready to go would be one Way of describing the 275tli chemical det at Wolf gang Cavern Here. In peacetime the 275th oper ates a permanent chemical lab oratory at the Cavern. Since de Cember 1857 it has also had the capacity to become Mobile to meet tactical needs. The mis Sion of the unit would then be and assists in of a chemical in the event in Europe the y Mir tests spec. 4 Bob Cox of the 25th chemical Dot special equipment for working with and topical agents at the unit s lab. Army photo h Kim Aid carried out in an m119 Semi trailer 275th provides Laboratory analysis testing evaluation and identification of material for All Usa eur unit solving problems nature. Of armed conflict Mission could be expanded to include testing and evaluation of enemy chemical munitions and equipment and Laboratory examination evaluation and identification of Chemi Cal wastes to determine what they Are. How they act. And How their effects May be minimized or treated. Currently All Usa eur units that Stork impregnated clothing Are sending samples of the clothing to the 275th for analysis. Periodically All members of the 275111 train in the analysis of toxic chemical agents. The Are required to dress in butyl rubber suits and Wear their protective masks for sustained periods of time while a Nahinu simulated toxic agents. Do a Yogi self the 275th s Mobile lab Viator Van was designed and built a the in ii of the unit. All the equipment is easily accessible and protected from breakage and the Van has its of n sell contained Gas heat water. Sirju and electrical current operating strength of the 275th is set at two offi cers and 14 enlisted men. Nine enlisted men Are chemical lab specialists with an average of year of civilian chemistry experience or training All Hae attended special classes at it Mcclelland. A. What s Coo kind Tew for viewing 1� Spranger. Spec. 4 Chris Frangos Jemi relay site n1 ladles up a of sgt. Is photo Sample 01 Dennis h. �

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